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Game 53: Yankees vs. Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 02, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (32-20)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Phil Hughes (6-1, 2.70)
Career vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (15-37)
Corey Patterson LF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Luke Scott DH
Matt Wieters C
Adam Jones CF
Scott Moore 2B
Cesar Izturis SS

RHP Brad Bergesen (3-3, 5.96)
Career vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Bill Welke, 1B Mike DiMuro, 2B Tim Welke, 3B Jim Reynolds

WEATHER: Right now I’m listening to a Weepies song called, I Was Made For Sunny Days. Today is one of those days. A few distant clouds but otherwise perfect outside.

CHASING MATTINGLY: Derek Jeter has 1,099 career RBI. Usually 1,100 wouldn’t really count as a milestone, but in this case, one more RBI will move Jeter past Don Mattingly for ninth on the all-time Yankees list. He also needs one lead-off home run to tie Rickey Henderson for the most lead-off homers in franchise history (24).

YES HE CAN: Robinson Cano was the American League Player of the Week last week and he’s currently riding a 15-game hitting streak. He’s batting .453 with eight doubles during the streak. He’s pretty good.

LOOKING FOR A WIN: Yankees starter Phil Hughes has only two no-decisions this season, and one of them came against the Orioles back in April. Hughes allowed only two hits and one run that day. Nick Markakis and Adam Jones have hit Hughes pretty well, but Miguel Tejada is 0-for-8 in his career against Hughes.

UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Rodriguez strikes out to strand Jeter at third. Of course, Hughes worked through a 1-2-3 top of the first, so it’s still a scoreless tied game.

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: Wow. Ken Griffey Jr. is retiring.

UPDATE, 7:41 p.m.: And now the Yankees center fielder comes through with a big hit, a two-run double by Granderson for a 2-0 Yankees lead. Big test for Posada, who scored from first on the play.

UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: Nice job by Granderson, staying in a rundown long enough for Jeter to get to second base. Swisher rewards the rundown with a two-out, two-run double. It’s now 4-0 Yankees in the second inning.

UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: Cervelli takes one for the team and Gardner drives in a run with a sac fly. Now it’s 6-0 Yankees and the Orioles are into their bullpen which as been … um … not great

UPDATE, 8:36 p.m.: Hughes is dealing. Through five innings he’s allowed three hits and no walks. He’s struck out six and really seems to be cruising through this Baltimore lineup.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Safe to say, we’ll all be talking about tonight’s Tigers-Indians game for a long, long time. Unreal.

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: Good throw by Brett Gardner, great relay by Ramiro Pena. The Yankees get the out at the plate to keep it an 8-1 lead after Robinson Cano’s home run.

UPDATE, 9:45 p.m.: The Yankees needed to take advantage of this part of their schedule, and so far they’ve done that. Nick Swisher just drove in another run to make it 9-1.

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683 Responses to “Game 53: Yankees vs. Orioles”

  1. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Lets Go Yankees

  2. MTU (aka GBURL) June 2nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    With that lineup Bergeson will be lucky to last 5.

    Enjoy the game. Later. :)

  3. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!

  4. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Looking forward to an In-N-Out shake tonight.

  5. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    What about the In-N-Out burger?!

  6. Tom in N.J. June 2nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    KIA Motors has proclaimed this the Game of the week?

  7. Chris S. June 2nd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    MTU (aka GBURL) June 2nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    With that lineup Bergeson will be lucky to last 5.

    Enjoy the game. Later.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You’ll be surprised how sometimes a mediocre pitcher can suddenly step up.

    I’m guessing 7+ strong innings from Bergesen with 2 hits and 0 runs.

  8. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I don’t have a burger every time I visit.

    Sometimes a shake will do it.

  9. Copelius June 2nd, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    In-N-Out now in SLC and gets me in trouble with the wife everytime I go. Something about she would rather have me here than have me happy.

  10. chris s. da idjutt June 2nd, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    yankees will chase this slug early….and score 10+

  11. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Be careful of the in-and-out shake, Nick.

  12. gfd June 2nd, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    ARI vs LAD tied 0-0, headed to the 14th inning!

    -Go Yankees

  13. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I’m guessing you are wrong Chris.

    How ’bout waiting at least an inning for another doomsday prediction?

  14. YankeeRay June 2nd, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    13mm is too much for Posada to be a full time DH next season.The going rate for a DH is now around 5mm.
    80-90 games next year with Cervelli as the backup.
    If Montero has a big second half and spring then maybe he makes the squad as well or maybe they shop him in a package for a SP.

  15. Tom in N.J. June 2nd, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    What about the PB&C shake from Cold Stone.

    The 24oz size is 2,010 calories….Yikes.

  16. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Giuseppe Franco -

    I just finished dinner and was reading the tail end of the posts in the last thread. Thank you for setting the record straight! I had just read the post that said, in effect, that Jorge was not going to catch anymore and thank goodness he realized this, and said to myself, “Really?, that’s not how I read it,” scrolled down and saw your post. Thank you, sir. :)

  17. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Joe, what is it I need to be careful about??

  18. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ninja Assassin June 2nd, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    According to Fangraph –

    Leaders for

    Fastball (mph): Starters

    Justin Verlander 95.7
    Felipe Paulino 95.2
    Ubaldo Jimenez 94.7
    Josh Johnson 94.5
    Clay Buchholz 93.8

    I wonder where Hughes ranks.

  19. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    These foul balls kinda suck

  20. Jon June 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Phil just continues to have trouble putting them away when up 0-2

    13 pitches 2 outs.

  21. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Nasty curve

  22. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Great strike 3!

  23. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Nice first inning.

  24. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Hughes dealin….

  25. LGY June 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Completely froze Markakis with the curve. Mr Hughes is a strike throwing machine.

  26. Benny Blanco June 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    nasty breaking ball. just philthy!

  27. inchcape June 2nd, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Kay is a moron – “Hitting a baseball is the single hardest thing to do in sports”

    Uhh ok.

  28. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Damn Oakland came out swinging.

  29. Yanks76 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    “Damn Oakland came out swinging.”

    All it means is another Red Sox come back?

  30. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I wonder where the Jeter is done folks? Wasn’t that just a couple weeks ago. And he’s already back above .300.

  31. Jeremy June 2nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    YankeeRay
    The Yankees are not trading Montero away. If they didn’t trade him for Halladay they are not trading him period !

    Trading him would be one of the worse mistakes in Yankee history.

  32. BFARBS June 2nd, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    so whats the roster move?

  33. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Miranda sent down.

  34. gfd June 2nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    So far 1st inning OAK 3 bosox 0

  35. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Almost TEX TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Guy having trouble throwing strikes, so you send the runner in motion on 3-1.

  37. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Hahaha, Deuce-K!!!!! Bum

  38. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Very cryptic warning from Joe from Long Island — or Joe’s imposter?

  39. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    That bum nearly no hit the Phils!

    That Strike 1 was not a strike.

  40. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    the first pitch to A-Rod is not a strike

  41. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Those aren’t even strikes

  42. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Strike 3 not even near a strike.

  43. RalphieD (OPPC) June 2nd, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    wow…gameday does not agree with those calls

  44. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Let’s see if Phil gets those same calls!

  45. chris s. da idjutt June 2nd, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    amazing strike zone….blue stinks

  46. Yanks76 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Phil: 16 pitches
    Bergesen: 19

  47. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    The 2nd pitch called a ball was the only strike in Alex’s AB according to gameday.

  48. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    and the Dodgers finally score

  49. Benny Blanco June 2nd, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    and the umps calls that last pitch outside a ball.

  50. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Nice pitching. I liked Welke’s strike zone in that inning.

  51. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    29 pitches after 2 with an overpowering FB so far.

  52. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Jones had no chance. None.

    Hughes and Jones are two once highly regarded prospects headed toward different paths.

  53. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Just gassed Jones.WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Come on CANDO

  55. Bronx Jeers June 2nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    You know how the In n Out cups have those biblical verses under thew cup? Or whatever those names/numbers represent?

    If you get Phillipians 4:13 ?

    Well, it’d be kind of freaky.

    http://www.jokertattoo.net/jok.....5;339.jpeg

  56. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    “Cervi” is just wrong, though.

  57. Benny Blanco June 2nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    robbie is locked in!

  58. Giambi'sgoldenthong June 2nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Is Bill Welke drunk?

  59. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    How nice would it be if Posada hit a bomb right here

  60. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Wouldnt u know Robinson Cano

  61. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I was just wondering if Joe was warning me of the health risks of drinking too many milkshakes, or if there was a specific problem with In-N-Out shakes, such as information that they’re made from people or some such.

  62. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Nick

    What are the flavor shakes that In n Out has?

  63. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Atta boy George.

  64. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    That ball 2 pitch to Granderson was a strike.

  65. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Curtis!!!!!

  66. Benny Blanco June 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    grandy man!

  67. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Jorge testing the foot.

  68. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Posada scores from first base?!

    :)

  69. Tom in N.J. June 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Grandy!

  70. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    GRANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posada scores all the way from 1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Jorge showing his wheels!!!!

  72. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    wow posada turn on the burners

  73. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Grandy man can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Benny Blanco June 2nd, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    If curtis gets on a tear…pitchers beware.

  75. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry.

    Did Jorge just score from 1st base? Could that have really happened?

  76. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Just a completely different lineup with Posada and Granderson. Power and much needed patience.

  77. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Ball 1 pitch to Cervelli was a strike.

  78. Giambi'sgoldenthong June 2nd, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Welke has to be drunk

  79. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Guess that 7 shutout innings prediction from the troll at the beginning of this thread is out the window.

    Any other predictions for us tonight?

  80. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Posada was hysterical there! Almost caught up to Cano!

  81. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) June 2nd, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    It’s going to be interesting to see Cervelli’s at-bats over the next two weeks.

  82. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  83. H June 2nd, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    What a strange shaped strike zone.

  84. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Oops, wrong place.

  85. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I guess Jorge’s foot isn’t as bad as some of the blog pessimists seemed to believe.

  86. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    By the way, when Jorge went on the DL I posited the question of whether Cervelli’s BA would be above or below .300 by the time Jorge came back.

    Almost nobody played along, but the small consensus was that it would be over .300 if Posada was back in under 3 weeks. Well, it was .311 before that AB — it was over .360 before Jorge went on the DL. It’s .308 now.

    Can Cervelli keep it above .300 before Jorge plays a game behind the plate?

  87. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    BryanHoch RT @TheRealMariners: Seattle sports icon Ken Griffey Jr. has announced his retirement today.
    less than a minute ago via Chromed Bird

  88. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    SJ44,

    Do you think the Yankees need another full time bat or more of a platoon/bench guy come trade deadline?

  89. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Griffey is retiring

  90. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    If you told me at the beginning of the inning that somebody would double and someone would not score from 2nd, my first guess would have been Jorge Posada!! :lol:

  91. Terry from NH June 2nd, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Ken Griffey Jr finally retires as a Mariner!

  92. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I’ll go out on a limb and predict that the Yankees will win.

    Nick – well, it depends who you’re shaking with :)

  93. kd June 2nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    rishi,

    wow. griffey was one of my favorite players, what a sweet swing. i tried to copy his left handed swing a bunch of times in the batting cages. i eventually forgave him for ’95

    supposedly he was one of the few clean sluggers of this era, next stop cooperstown

  94. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    They wouldn’t have activated Jorge if he couldn’t run or hit.

    He doesn’t have to catch right now. That’s more stressful on his foot than hitting or running.

    Poor job of situational hitting by Jeter.

  95. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Adios to Griffey.

  96. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Swish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Another beauty!!!! Yay Swisher!

  98. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    game over.

  99. RS June 2nd, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Lol, only Gardner could get a double on a fly ball to the shortstop.

  100. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Grandy got us that extra run by moving Jeets up to to 2nd!!!

    And Swishy picks up JEEEEETY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. Benny Blanco June 2nd, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    No one talks about how consistent swish has been this year.

  102. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Swisher picks up Jeter. Just what good teams do.

    Any other predictions Chris? You are on such a roll.

  103. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  104. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Swish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This line up healthy gona make some pitchers cry!!!!!!!!!!!!lol

  105. Bronx Jeers June 2nd, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    BryanHoch RT @TheRealMariners: Seattle sports icon Ken Griffey Jr. has announced his retirement today.

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Which makes ARod a very young active all-time HR leader.

  106. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I HATE when that happens!!! Poor Tex.
    Okay. 4 runs. Good start. :)

  107. Terry from NH June 2nd, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    finally some breathing room for Phil Hughes.. Been some time since the Yanks have busted out early..

  108. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Hey, a 38 yo catcher with speed. Where’s randy?

  109. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Phil had a 5 run lead against the Sox at Yankee Stadium.

  110. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Just think when Granderson and Tex are in full swing.

    I doubt Cashman adds a bat.

    (Soria)

    :)

  111. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I have to assume that the doctors removed the lead out of Posada’s foot.

  112. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    kd June 2nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    rishi,

    wow. griffey was one of my favorite players, what a sweet swing. i tried to copy his left handed swing a bunch of times in the batting cages. i eventually forgave him for ‘95

    supposedly he was one of the few clean sluggers of this era, next stop cooperstown
    ————————————————————————-
    Jr is a friend of a close friend of mine and we’ve played golf together. He’s a really good guy and incredible athlete, if not for nagging injuries he would have rewritten the record book.

  113. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    rconn23,

    I think they will eventually add a bat at or near the deadline.

    No idea who since a trade market hasn’t yet formed.

  114. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Ah, Joe, I see you were making a reference that was not obvious to me on this once-family-friendly blog. ;)

    Did Griffey have to set his alarm to issue the statement? :?

  115. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I love the purple bracelet!!!

    These t-shirst are amazing!!

  116. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Were some of the proceeds from those t-shirts going to a charity? They were awesome!

  117. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    That purple bracelet is spiffy!!!!!!! I gotta get those shirts!!!

  118. "Levi" - # 15 June 2nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    # MG June 2nd, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Jr is a friend of a close friend of mine and we’ve played golf together. He’s a really good guy and incredible athlete, if not for nagging injuries he would have rewritten the record book.
    ———

    MG, be careful, people are going to accuse you of being like Joe Casale and making up stories!! But I do believe you, just not Joe.

  119. SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Surely enjoyed that last half inning!!!

  120. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I wish Griffey had called it quits before the season but nonetheless he’s one of the all time great and a first ballot HOF…one of my favorites.

  121. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Tonight is the first game in a long time where the Yankees line up once again feels circular. It’s got the same rhythm it had to start the season before the injuries.

    First inning Jeter gets on and hitters 2-4 make out. No problem, next inning 5-6-7 just restart the process of creating damage. And then the hits keep coming. You can get out Jeter but then you have to face Swisher and on it goes.

    The impact that having Curtis Granderson alone back on the line up dynamics has been dramatic. He’s lengthened their line up enormously and gotten one key hit after another since getting back. Given that he’s essentially replacing Randy Winn’s “production” the gain is enormous.

    Having Posada back tonight is particularly valuable against a guy like Bergeson. Early on it seems like Bergeson simply wants no part whatsoever against left handed batters. Posada ability to switch hit adds another dimension to the line up.

  122. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Patterson….no chance there.

  123. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Keep it up Phil!! Lookin’ sharp!

  124. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Stop with the damn cutter Phil

  125. H June 2nd, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Hughes being picked apart second time through the order.

  126. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    “Tonight is the first game in a long time where the Yankees line up once again feels circular. It’s got the same rhythm it had to start the season before the injuries.”

    Certainly makes a difference when the opposing pitcher has no landing spot, nowhere to rest. They tire quicker and make more mistakes.

  127. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Good to see Hughes throw the curve ball to a LH hitter and K Patterson.

    Hughes once again gets beat on his cutter to Tejada.

  128. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Breaking ball and then up the ladder

  129. RalphieD (OPPC) June 2nd, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    “H June 2nd, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Hughes being picked apart second time through the order.”

    a little dramatic…

  130. RS June 2nd, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Hughes needs to break out his changeup on some of these 0-2 hits. I know he doesn’t want to get beat on his fourth best pitch, but it’s probably not even on the hitters’ radar right now.

  131. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    “Hughes being picked apart second time through the order.”

    Can you be picked apart yet give up zero runs?

  132. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  133. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I knew Phil would be in the top in percentage of strikes thrown.

  134. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    So much for being “picked apart” second time through the order. You must be watching a different game.

  135. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Impressive pitching to Markakis there. Four fastballs. Markakis couldn’t get around on the first so Hughes just kept throwing them. In the end he couldn’t get around on any of the four.

  136. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    1. Phil’s curve looks pretty sharp tonight.

    2. Nick – Oh, I thought that was very family friendly. How else do families start?

  137. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Like I said before Hughes usually has a hard time coming back after a long inning. But he did better that inning.

  138. Jeremy June 2nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Yeah Hughes is really being picked apart. LOL !

  139. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    The 14-year old girl in me is still holding quite a grudge towards Ken Griffey Jr from that sad night in 1995 he crossed home plate during Game 5 of the ALDS

  140. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    Were some of the proceeds from those t-shirts going to a charity? They were awesome!
    **********

    All I could think of was how much NYY626 would love that Pettitte one

  141. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Man, Hughes has been picked apart the way vultures pick apart carca-sses!!

  142. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I hope Brett was paying attention on that slow grounder Alex hit to Tejada.

  143. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Austin Jackson 2-2 up to .330

  144. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Cano is just out of his mind right now.

  145. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Can’t get any hotter than Cano right now.

  146. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Robi Cano Home you go on a Jorge bomb!!

  147. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Erica, I’m not a 14 year old girl, and I’m with you on that.

    Bergeson’s pitching one heck of a shutout.

  148. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    At this point Cano is a cyborg. Few hitters get on hot streaks like he does.

  149. Terry from NH June 2nd, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    “The 14-year old girl in me is still holding quite a grudge towards Ken Griffey Jr from that sad night in 1995 he crossed home plate during Game 5 of the ALDS”

    I remember that horrible sick feeling in my stomach. Those Mariner teams back then with Arod, Edgar and Griffey were pretty damn good..

  150. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Erica -

    My husband loves the Pettitte one and Father’s Day is right around the corner…..

  151. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Erica -

    Wasn’t that t-shirt awesome with the patented “Pettitte stare” through the numbers???

  152. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    “The 14-year old girl in me is still holding quite a grudge…”

    Is that like a teenage Quatto?

    http://spe.fotolog.com/photo/4.....5948_f.jpg

  153. RS June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    There’s a lot of nice batting averages in this Yankee lineup

    Jeter- .305
    Swisher- .314
    Arod- .295
    Cano- .372
    Posada- .322
    Cervelli- .308
    Gardner- .303

  154. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    Erica, I’m not a 14 year old girl, and I’m with you on that.
    ************

    Hahaha. Well, I am not 14 now. I was at the time. I am ummmmm… older now :-)

    I remember begging my dad to let me stay up to watch the Yankees win. And it had gotten really late, but he let me stay up anyway. That was the first time baseball broke my heart

  155. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Thats not a strike!

  156. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Wow, Buchholz throws hard – whew.

    RS, I don’t think we should expect Phil to throw the change up much………….it’s just not on HIS radar.

  157. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    That strike 2 pitch to Granderson was a ball.

  158. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Curtis!

  159. qiantom June 2nd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Yankees do not seem to make many productive outs. It is either a hit or nothing.

  160. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Granderson is also swingin’ it well.

  161. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

  162. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Grandy hit it too hard to get a RBI….nice swing on an inside pitch.

  163. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Does it annoy anyone else that that Mike Kay says Shervelli?

  164. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Granderson looks very good at the plate. He’s consistently squaring pitches up. He has a terrific swing, particularly on balls up in the zone.

  165. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    qiantom -

    They’re winning. What’s your problem?

    That stunk!!!!

  166. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Uh oh. I hope Shervelli is ok.

  167. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    One way to drive in a run.

  168. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I’m no Griffey fan since I can’t stand how he holds a grudge towards the Yankees from when he was a kid (correction, I’m not a Junior fan – I love his dad), but today’s a sad day. What a shame that injuries took their toll on him…

  169. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    Erica -

    Wasn’t that t-shirt awesome with the patented “Pettitte stare” through the numbers???
    ************

    YES!!!!!

    I have been wanted to tell NYY626 this story all day, but I haven’t caught her on so I will tell you instead. At the game last night with my sister, we were kind of hanging out prior to the start of the game. There was Andy Pettitte on the giant score board and my sister looks and says:

    “Is that Andy Pettitte? Man, he just gets better looking with age. He’s hot. Wow”

    I thought it was really funny

  170. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Ouch, right in the wing bone…..Man that hurts real bad

  171. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    The orioles pitching staff collectively seems to have no idea where the ball is going. How many yankees have they hit this season.

  172. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    “One way to drive in a run.”

    He’ll trade the bruise for a ribeye I’d say….

  173. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    “The 14-year old girl in me is still holding quite a grudge…”

    Is that like a teenage Quatto?

    http://spe.fotolog.com/photo/4…..5948_f.jpg
    ********

    Yuck! LOL

  174. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    One of the all time great blog predictions at the beginning of this thread.

    7 shutout innings for Bergeson.

    No wonder why that clown hasn’t been back since.

  175. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Don’t need “productive” outs when almost everyone on the team gets a hit. It’s a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning for crying out loud.

    Does the complaining ever cease? Answer. No.

  176. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Pettitte does get better looking with age! He’s a cutie patootie!

  177. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    Wow, Buchholz throws hard – whew.
    ********

    Buchholz isn’t pitching tonight…. was this just a general statement?

  178. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Erica -

    Your sister is right!!

    Andy’s been one of my favorites forever!!! He’s just lovable. Not to mention, he’s a really good pitcher, too!

  179. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Bart Giammatti said, baseball is built to break your heart.

    I really think he would have been an alltime great commissioner. Darn Pete Rose for his role in Giammatti’s ultimely death.

  180. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    SJ44, I probably shouldn’t say this because I’ll get verbally attacked and berated, but seriously…you’ve brought that up several times. Sure he was wrong, and he hasn’t come back. Good riddance to the fool, but drop it already!!

  181. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    CR9,

    You are so pent up dude.

  182. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Erica, I was responding to a post earlier in the thread where someone listed the top velocities in the majors….

  183. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I remember the days of “Mahk” Hendrickson on the Rays…oh my!

  184. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Betsy,

    Why do you bring up Buccholz? Dice-K is on the mound tonight.

  185. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Lets go GARDY

  186. JK June 2nd, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Buchholz always threw 93-96 mph…. he just didn’t know where his fastball was going most of the time.

  187. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Erica -

    Your sister is right!!

    Andy’s been one of my favorites forever!!! He’s just lovable. Not to mention, he’s a really good pitcher, too!
    **************

    Absolutely! Not to mention with age, not only do his looks improve but so does his pitching. And thats the best part!

  188. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I met Andy once many years ago and got to shake his delicious hand and spoke to him about “Power for Living”

    Even cuter in person!!!

  189. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    See Gardner got the sac fly sign….can’t be that difficult.

  190. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Good AB for Gardner.

  191. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Junior and ARod are arguably the two most talented player to step on the field since Mantle, Aron and Mays were in their prime.

    Junior had one of the great swings in the history of the game. He was a phenomenal talent and a great ambassador for the sport. Playing the game all out all the time as a CF took it’s toll unfortunately but his spot is still secure as an all time great.

  192. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    Erica, I was responding to a post earlier in the thread where someone listed the top velocities in the majors….
    *******

    Oh okay. I have him on my team and I got so confused

  193. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I remember the days of Mark Hendrickson as a Washington Husie hoops player.

  194. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    He must have got the sign.

  195. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    “Junior and ARod are arguably the two most talented player to step on the field since Mantle, Aron and Mays were in their prime.”

    Imagine if the M’s had kept those 2 and Randy Johnson all together and then added Ichiro.

  196. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    And Mike Kay has mentioned that the Orioles “dont score many runs” numerous times already.

    I negate your jinx Mike Kay.

  197. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    # SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Can’t get any hotter than Cano right now.
    ===============================
    Fake, fake, fake , fake. Elaine Benes

  198. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Rconn, because someone mentioned velocties.

    JK, I didn’t think he threw 95-96 on a consistent basis until last year. He certainly seems to be living up to his potential. I was checking the stats of the other ERA leaders and Phil is the youngest of the bunch – by a fair margin, except for Price.

  199. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Sorry, Erica, lol – my comment did sort of come out of the blue

  200. NYY626 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Erica – I just got home ( super busy at work today, bleh). But tell your sister, that yes, Andy Pettite is GORGEOUS lol. I asked the other day if Andy Pettitte himself or his stats this year were hotter and no one answered me lol

    The Pettitte stare jersey is amazing but I wish the letters were white and not in the camo!

  201. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    He does. They just showed him on YES just before and I just thought exactly what your sister thought. The man just gets better looking with age.

    I want that shirt… badly.

  202. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I may not like Junior, but he had/has the most beautiful smile……….To this day, I can not watch the ending of that game against the Mariners; it’s about as painful a loss to me as any I’ve experienced as a Yankee fan.

  203. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Hughes is a strike throwing machine, and quality strikes.

  204. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    You’ve got to give DiMuro and Welke credit. They had every right to run Wigginton and neither one did.

  205. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    NYY626

    I remember that! I wanted to answer you, but did not want to start myself on talking about hot guys again! Because once I start, I dont stop! But Pettitte is DYNAMITE DELICIOUS!!

  206. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Haha.. I like the camo, NY… I can shoot a rifle pretty well though, so maybe thats why.

  207. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    NYY626 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    Erica – I just got home ( super busy at work today, bleh). But tell your sister, that yes, Andy Pettite is GORGEOUS lol. I asked the other day if Andy Pettitte himself or his stats this year were hotter and no one answered me lol

    The Pettitte stare jersey is amazing but I wish the letters were white and not in the camo!
    ***********

    LOL. I was wondering where you were all day.

    He said they were camo because he likes hunting. Kind of funny

    I was just so happy my sister was pretending to be interested in the Yankees and didn’t continuously tell me to shut up all night. She was even interested in the Yankee Museum and enjoyed it when I told her the story of Wally Pipp.

  208. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    NYY626

    That question just cannot be answered!!! :lol:

  209. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Back to that at bat from Markakis – Hughes threw 11 consecutive four seam fastballs.

    The orioles didn’t square one up.

    Then he just doubled up Wieters with his change up . Good to see. This is the kind of game where Hughes can throw that pitch in game situations.

  210. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    It’s great to see so many Pettitte fans here now.

    Did you know that helped broker the deal that brought him back for the 2009 season?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....180546378/

  211. Larry Gary June 2nd, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I met Andy once many years ago and got to shake his delicious hand and spoke to him about “Power for Living”

    Even cuter in person!!!

    ********

    Did you try to grab any part of Andy?

  212. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    another perfect game going. amazing.

  213. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Betsy,

    Gotcha.

    However, Hughes fastball is better than Buccholz’s offering.

  214. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    LOL the *infamous* Moose bars. I’d forgotten about them. :)

  215. SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Doreen,

    I just can’t imagine why these shirts were brought out 2/3 weeks before Father’s Day….lol

  216. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    another perfect game = less batters are juiced up

  217. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    “You’ve got to give DiMuro and Welke credit. They had every right to run Wigginton and neither one did.”

    Absolutely. The umps get rightfully killed for trying to be the show, but Dimuro did a great job there.

    Wyginngton was just frustrated and angry about the game and really had a disproportionate reaction that was way out of line. Hughes was completely overpowering him with the fastball as it was. The check swing was borderline but it looked like he went around. It wasn’t one of those calls where it’s clear he didn’t swing.

    Good job by Dimuro.

  218. NYY626 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    CR9- LOL i have no problem with you saying it :)

    Doreen – I agree. I don’t think my question can be answered and thats just awesome.

    Erica – Camo because he likes hunting?? Really Andy? He is such a dork lol.

  219. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    to buy all the jerseys:

    http://shop.mlb.com/family/ind.....8;view=all

  220. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    That’s a nice play by the guy covering 2nd base to record the out.

  221. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    SJ’s nephew is 1-2 so far with another RBI double.

  222. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I just remembered what an old time talent scout told me before he headed off to spring training to start his advance reports for the season about the NY Yankees in 2010…….First was that Hughes would have a breakout season, Joba would be in the pen to work on his struggles with repeating his delivery, and that Brackman would be the talk of the Yankee farm system……..

  223. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    CR9,

    You need to take a cold shower.

  224. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Andre Galaragga perfect game coming? Have to look at the record books to see if he would be the worst pitcher to ever throw one. lol

  225. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    # Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    another perfect game = less batters are juiced up

    don’t know what that has to do with someone getting a base hit.

  226. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    NYY626 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Erica – Camo because he likes hunting?? Really Andy? He is such a dork lol.
    ***********

    I swear, thats what Kim Jones said when she was showing off the t-shirt in the 3rd inning

  227. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Not quite as deeeeeeeeeeep to left field as it looked, Kay?

  228. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mike Kay!!!!!! “That one’s driven DEEEEP to left center field!!! HA HA HA!!!!

  229. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Pat M.

    That scout was 2/3. Not bad.

  230. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    damn

  231. gyhu June 2nd, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Anyone wanna bet me that red sox will come back to win that game?

  232. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Pitchers like this can get into the 8th inning with a perfect game…if only the Yankees got treated fairly. What a shame

  233. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Oops. Meant Armando Galaragga.

  234. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Andy is another one I’ve played golf with (along with Clemens) and is also a class act and a great guy, that’s why I am such a big fan of his.

  235. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    It’s funny to see Jhonny swinging a pitch a mile outside and in the dirt, yet trying his hardest against the Yanks. Oh well!!

  236. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    both TB and BOS are losing; I guess eventually they will win tonight

  237. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I have Fausto Carmona pitching for Cleveland against the guy throwing the perfect game.

    He’s pitching an absolute beaut but the run support doesn’t exist :-(

  238. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    CB, Junior was never the same after the broken ankle……He was one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen….Met him a few times in the old Kingdome when Richie was his teammate……..Special rules for Jr. and his teammates never questioned it because he was such a good guy ….Unlike the resentment in SF with Bonds……Jeff Kent had some stories that were not pretty

  239. Jon June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Congrats to Galarraga for pitching a PERFECT GAME against the Indians!

  240. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Galarraga perfect thru 8.

  241. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Angel-

    Check your facebook messages!

  242. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    24 up, 24 down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on, blow it in the ninth!!

  243. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Gallaraga perfect thru 8……………on 75 pitches.

  244. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    The Big Cat is pitching a perfect game??????

  245. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Galaragga at 75 pitches through 8 innings! Talk about economical.

  246. I hate Jerry June 2nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    We are on pace to have 10 perfect games this season. Who knew.

  247. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Jones is just overmatched.

  248. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    That would be awesome if Armando threw a perfect game. LMAO @ Bob Lorenz!

  249. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Tribe and Tigers could wrap this game up in about 1:45-1:50.

  250. Austin Jackson June 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Hi SJ44,

    Guess who has two hits tonight.

  251. inchcape June 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    What did Bob Lorenz say? Did he get choked up?

  252. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    My god, how did Phil get out of the inning that quickly. I just flipped from the Sox game, and it was already 2 outs!! :)

  253. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    it’s a 1-0 game. Just like Halladay’s.

    What does it say about baseball that there could be 3 perfect games in the first third of this season?

  254. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Huuuuughes

  255. RS June 2nd, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    If the Indians do happen to score a run in the 9th inning, Galarraga could probably still go 10, 11 innings.

  256. Austin Jackson June 2nd, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    SJ44,

    It is June, BTW.

  257. chan ho's runs June 2nd, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Perfect games are becoming pretty commonplace and boring now. When Dallas the Jerk and this guy can do it, it doesn’t mean much anymore.

  258. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    24 of the last 26 pitches Hughes has thrown have been 4 seam fastballs.

    Not one has been squared up.

    Here it is try to hit it.

    And Hughes’s command is so good tonight that they can’t.

  259. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    CB, Junior was never the same after the broken ankle……He was one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen….Met him a few times in the old Kingdome when Richie was his teammate……..Special rules for Jr. and his teammates never questioned it because he was such a good guy ….Unlike the resentment in SF with Bonds……Jeff Kent had some stories that were not pretty
    —————————————-
    Pat M, you are right about Bonds-a good friend of mine owns a baby furniture store in the Bay Area, he’s had almost every great Bay Area athlete as a customer. He said Bonds was a real ahole and treated his wife (whichever one it was at the time) really poorly.

  260. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Austin Jackson

    Did you see the stats that SJ44 put up of your last 20 games. Somewhere around .200, .250!

  261. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I heard the Red Sox are trying to trade for Armando Galarraga…Possibly giving up Ramon Ramirez. The only thing holding up the deal is the Red Sox are looking for cash considerations!!

  262. Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Perfect games are boring. I only pay attention to Immaculate Games (27 outs, 27 k’s, 81 pitches)

  263. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Its also nice that Hughes recognizes that he can challenge this lineup and he’s doing it…no messing around. I have a 6 runs lead, try and beat me.

  264. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Guess who is hitting .255 with a .600 OPS in his last 20 games? Austin Jackson.

  265. Austin Jackson June 2nd, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    SJ44,

    Guess who has the better batting average, me, or any of the following:

    Derek Jeter
    Nick Swisher
    Mark Teixeira
    Alex Rodriguez
    Jorge Posada
    Curtis Granderson
    Francisco Cervelli
    Brett Gardner

  266. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Atta boy George!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lets do this Grandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  267. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    Perfect games are boring. I only pay attention to Immaculate Games (27 outs, 27 k’s, 81 pitches)
    *********

    LOL

  268. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No, the Red Sox are trying to decide if they should acquire Brennan Boesch as well!

  269. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Bret, keep an eye out for Brackman

  270. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I still like the Grandy trade no matter how well Jackson is playing. Grandy has more power and experience and the Yankees are much more likely to win the WS this year and next with Grandy playing CF than AJ.

  271. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    “Hi SJ44,

    Guess who has two hits tonight.”

    Good for you…best of both worlds for the Yankees. You’re making their farm system look good and Granderson is making the big club look good….Keep swingin it kid.

  272. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Guess who is dropping like a rock the last 20 games?

  273. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Curtis squares up and drives another pitch from a LH pitcher. Very few CF can make that play. Jones robbed him of a double.

  274. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Jones can’t hit, but he sure can go get uhm in CF.

  275. NYY626 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    Andy is another one I’ve played golf with (along with Clemens) and is also a class act and a great guy, that’s why I am such a big fan of his.
    ______________________________________________________________________
    I remember you talking about this MG. I’m still jealous :)

  276. JK June 2nd, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Granderson XBH’s > Jackson’s Singles

  277. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Dang great play by Jones.

  278. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Ortiz got more homers than A-Rod has. :(

  279. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    David Ortiz gives the Sox the lead with a 2 run shot.

  280. NYY626 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Everytime someone brings up a perfect game I get irrationally angry at Jerry Hairston Jr, and then I feel guilty. :sigh:

  281. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    After Ortiz was struck out earlier in the AB on a check swing in which he did not check, but the 3rd base umpires said he checked!

  282. Austin Jackson June 2nd, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Guess who has the best batting average among all center fielders in major league baseball?

  283. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    NYY626 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    Andy is another one I’ve played golf with (along with Clemens) and is also a class act and a great guy, that’s why I am such a big fan of his.
    ______________________________________________________________________
    I remember you talking about this MG. I’m still jealous
    ——————————————————————-
    Nothing to be jealous about, I was the designated member to play with a bunch of baseball players over a couple of years at my club-the pro knew I’d play fast, keep my mouth shut, and stay out of their ways :)

  284. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    another one from Ortiz? He’s locked in lately

  285. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    “Junior was never the same after the broken ankle……”

    He wasn’t. Those recurrent hamstring tears just killed him as well. His wheels just fell apart. I thought that shoulder dislocation also hurt his swing.

  286. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Man who to watch Hughes or the possible perfect game

  287. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    That was a nice play from Jones. Getting really tired of him! :lol:

  288. m June 2nd, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Guess who’s NOT 32-20?

  289. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    “Guess who has the best batting average among all center fielders in major league baseball?”

    same guy who is on pace for 3 HR’s, 45 RBI’s, and 182 K’s.

  290. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    He’s locked in because the needles are stuck in his a- ss. It’s fairly obvious. But no one’s raised any questions…he’s just “big and fat”

  291. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  292. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    What a catch by Jackson to save the perfect game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  293. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Jackson makes a great play to save it .

  294. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    A-JAX

  295. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    JACKSON!!! WHAT A CATCH

  296. inpinstripes June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    What a play by Jackson!!!

  297. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I l ove that there’s MLB network to go to in order to watch these things.

    What a catch by Austin Jackson!!! Didn’t think he was going to get it. What a play!!!!

  298. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Wow! Terrific play by A. Jackson on a gapper.

  299. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    wow, Austin Jackson just made an incredible catch for the 1st out of the 9th inning to save the perfect game.

  300. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Austin Jackson-

    Nice catch

  301. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Guess who just made a great play to preserve the perfecto in the 9th?????

  302. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    can any yankee pitcher just hit Ortiz?

  303. Terry from NH June 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Ajax just made a spectacular catch to keep intact the nohitter by Gallaraga

  304. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Guess who’s going to shut their trap for the next few minutes?!?!

  305. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I don’t know if it was as good as the one that saved Buerhle’s perfecto but it was pretty darned good.

  306. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Amazing catch by Jackson in CF to keep the PG intact.

    One out.

  307. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I didn’t think there was any way he was catching that ball…he closed on that very fast.

  308. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    What a marvelous over the shoulder running catch by Jackson deep into the left center gap for the 1st out in the 9th inning. He’s also 3-4 with a steal

  309. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    1 out away!!

  310. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    1 out away!!!!!!!!!!!!

  311. m June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Nice play by Jackson to preserve the perfecto!

    And TB ties it up. :mad:

  312. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Rays tied with the Jays.

  313. Austin Jackson June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    IT IS ALL ABOUT ME!

    ME!

    ME!

  314. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    so i can’t see the game, but gameday shows that Jackson was replaced by “Don Kelly” in that Det game…

  315. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Guess who was replaced for defensive purposes??

    (Johnny Damon)

  316. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I’m for the Granderson trade but it’s amazing that the rookie’s hitting .330 even counting his slump. I saw him play a minor league game last year and he just looked like a major leaguer and his swing was a high contact swing. I bet he finishes the year at .300. But like Blake said, it makes the Yankees farm system look better which boosts the value of current Yankees prospects even if only slightly. Ian Kennedy is doing the same. Brett Gardner. Phil Hughes. Francisco Cervelli. Robinson Cano. We have some chips down there and not too many holes to fill.

  317. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Austin,

    how did you manage to make that catch in between posts on LoHud?….what talent you have.

  318. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Not as good as the Buehrle perfecto catch by Wise!

  319. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    Guess who was replaced for defensive purposes??

    (Johnny Damon)
    *******************************

    HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  320. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    PERFECT GAME!!!!

  321. Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    That catch by A-jax is unsustainable

  322. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    They screwed him. He was out!

  323. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    OUCH!

  324. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  325. inpinstripes June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    OUCH!

  326. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    so i can?t see the game, but gameday shows that Jackson was replaced by ?Don Kelly? in that Det game?

    =================

    looks like they’re wrong – very weird

  327. cacahuete June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    does a perfect game count if only one team is trying?

  328. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Come on……you have to give the kid that call…..unbelievable!

  329. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  330. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Ugh. What a way to lose a perfecto and a no-no. Infield hit. :(

  331. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    That looked very much like a Griffey-type catch the way he tracked it down.

    WOW. 2 out infield hit. Questionable call.

  332. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Bad play by Miguel Cabrera just ended the perfecto on a very questionable call…

  333. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Lost the perfect game on an infield single!

    Unreal!

  334. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    That ump needs security to get out the stadium tonight

  335. inpinstripes June 2nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    He´s freaking OUT!!!

  336. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    worst call in this season

  337. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    HE WAS OUT BY A FOOT!…..thats a real shame…wow.

  338. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    he was out by a step, easily, that’s just terrible.

  339. Terry from NH June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    ump blew the no-hitter call.. OMG!!

  340. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    He was out by a step and a half.

  341. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, man. He was out. Out.

    Oh, gosh. Ump blew it.

  342. Benny Blanco June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    WOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he was out!

  343. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    HE’S OUT!!! WOW. LISTEN, I DON’T EVEN CARE TO WATCH THE REPLAY (EVEN THOUGH IT SHOWS HE WAS OUT). IF THIS WAS ANY PLAYER ON THE RED SOX, THE GUY COULD’VE BEEN SAFE BY 20 FEET AND THEY’D STILL CALL HIM OUT! WHAT A SICK PIECE OF CRAP. THESE SCUMBAGS HAVE TO CHANGE GAMES

  344. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    That’s awful. That Goose Gossage look a like ump won’t sleep tonight after he sees that.

  345. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Wow…. thats pretty horrendous

  346. chan ho's runs June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    LOL. Wow.

  347. NYY626 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    MG – you’re right, that job sounds lame ;) You are very lucky!

    And wow the ump blew the perfect game?

  348. inchcape June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    OH

    MY

    GOD

  349. Terry from NH June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I feel for that boy Gallaraga.. Never thought i’d see it come down to that!

  350. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAH

    That PIECE OF **** umpire Jim Joyce is just standing there chewing his gum. He dont care. He just screwed a team over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And he just stands there!! ****** **** **** **** Piece of Byfuglien Carcillo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope somebody takes care of business with Joyce.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

  351. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Poor galaragga. How horrific. Jim Joyce should be embarrased for the rest of his career.

    Once again an umpire decides to become the attraction rather than allowing the player’s performance.

    Just awful. Completely incompetent and unprofessional.

    Galarraga is now going to have to live with this the rest of his life.

  352. JK June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    These UMPS really take themselves too seriously….. that was a robbery

  353. m June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    So sad. :(

  354. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Jim Joyce cost Galarraga a perfect game. He was out and it wasn’t close.

    These MLB umpires are embarrassments.

    They are ruining the game with their incompetancy.

  355. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    wow, should this ump be punched to death?

  356. cacahuete June 2nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    The umps suck, but the Tigers didn’t deserve the perfect game. It would cheapen all of the other ones.

  357. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Attack him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on Leyland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  358. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Bud Selig, intervene.

  359. RalphieD (OPPC) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    i feel so bad for galaragga

  360. Detroit Tigers Hater since 2006 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    F U Detroit Tigers!

  361. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Come on fans, starting pegging him with things!!!!

  362. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I feel bad for the kid and the umpire now because when he sees the replay of that he’s going to know he cost Galarraga a once in a lifetime thing.

  363. BD (Boston Dave) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    what a disgrace

    absolute disgrace

    another black eye for the piss poor MLB umpiring

  364. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    WHAT A PIECE OF TRASH!!! MLB NEEDS TO CORRECT THIS, OH WAIT…IT DIDN’T HAPPEN TO THE SOX. You can bet if it was Lestah, they’d be changing this in the next 5 minutes!!

  365. raymagnetic June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    That is unbelievable. :x

  366. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    WOW. Detroit players and Leyland is all over Jim Joyce. Joyce, to his credit knows he blew the call and is just standing there taking it all.

  367. BD (Boston Dave) June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    anyway to add Galaraga to the list of perfect games and just add an asterisk??

    *-horrible call by ump

  368. Detroit Tigers Hater since 2006 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    F U Detroit Tigers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  369. Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I cannot believe that. MLB has to give it to him.

  370. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    “Bud Selig, intervene.”

    Just one more reason we need replay. Can Bud intervene in these situations?

  371. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    If I’m Bud Selig I overrule the call at 1st base and make it right, that was a disgrace, what the hell was Joyce thinking?

  372. tampayank June 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Gallaraga got robbed wow, these umps have lost control

  373. raymagnetic June 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    “Bud Selig, intervene.”

    Retroactive perfect game :???:

  374. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    The Tigers shouldnt have let the umpires come in with them. They should have let him be stuck on the field for the fans to pounce on.

  375. Dylan June 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    That was disgraceful!
    How could that ump blow that perfect game?!
    Baseball needs instant replay. I don’t even like the Tigers, but that makes me sick.

  376. inpinstripes June 2nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    What a freaking disgrace…something has to be done with the umps…

  377. chan ho's runs June 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    You know, it says a lot that this no-name guy was able to do that against Cleveland, and Joba couldn’t get one out without giving up four runs to them. Yeesh.

  378. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I want to hear Bud defend this. I want to hear his excuse for not using replay.

  379. JRod June 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Wow, someone has some issues with the Detroit Tigers

  380. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Perfect game asterisk for PETE SAKE

  381. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Huge embarrassment for the entire game and the industry. There’s no way to excuse that kind of incompetence.

    Galarraga handled it amazingly well. Showed great composure.

    Very unfortunate day in baseball history tonight.

    There needs to be replay in the game.

  382. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Last out of a perfect game you give the kid that call even if its bang bang and that wasn’t close.

  383. tampayank June 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Austin Jackson :(
    what a catch

  384. I hate Jerry June 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Who cares?

    Seriously. There are like 10 perfect games a season. Look at 2010.

    What’s the big deal?

  385. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Gotta laugh though!

    It didnt happen to us!

    And this has to turn everyone against the umpires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Im going to save this thread to come back and read all the vitriol for umpires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Sad that it came at the expense of a poor kid like Galarrage, but such is life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  386. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Back to the Yankee game- how did one run score off Hughes?

  387. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I think Joyce knew he blew right after he gave the safe sign

  388. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    cutter again

  389. Gordo June 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    omg wow i feel sad for this bad call!!

  390. Dylan June 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I hate Jerry,

    You have no clue what you are talking about! There has been 20 perfect games in the history of the game!

  391. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    oops, guess we have a real Tiger hater right here.

  392. inpinstripes June 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    WOW. Baseball is built to break your heart. I feel bad for Galarraga.

  393. jim joyce June 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    i suck , my mustache sucks, and now i am more famous than Gallaraga

  394. inchcape June 2nd, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Morons who cheer in this situation are quite pathetic.

  395. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Come on Hughes. Finish this inning

  396. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I’m sure Jim Joyce is a decent guy, who wants to do a good job. But, everyone makes mistakes. How can MLB not use the available technology to get it right? Isn’t that supposed to be the most important thing, getting the call right?

    It’s simple – put a 5th umpire in the press box with the tvs, and a wireless phone to the crew chief on the field. You can fix things within seconds. On continuation plays it gets sticky, but there’s so much that you can fix.

  397. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Come on, everybody. Umpires are human. They make mistakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :lol:

  398. Me June 2nd, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Wow A. Gallaraga got screwed big time……….I m thinking that wasn’t even close at all

  399. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    That ump CLEARLY was rooting against the perfect game and in his mind he clearly WANTED that player to be safe so he IMAGINED him safe rather than seeing REALITY.

  400. Dave June 2nd, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Guys – can anyone tell me definitely if overuling the call and awarding the perfect game to Gallaraga is impossible. Did MLB not overturn the call for George Brett in the Pine Tar game?

  401. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I can assume that Joyce was thinking he missed the bag. No other explaination.

  402. Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Jim Joyce was just trying to protect the sanctity of the perfect game, can’t have pitchers throwing perfect games all willy nilly

  403. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    MLB won’t reverse that call. they really can’t. They’d set a precedent they don’t want to set, I think. However, that play, or re-play, is out there and can’t be denied.

  404. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I still say MLB should adopt an NFL Challenge style system-

    Give each manager two Instant Replay “challeneges” per game to be used at the manager’s discretion.

    End of story!

  405. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    If I’m an umpire I would demand replay so that I would never find myself in these situations. A simple replay overturns the mistake I just made and its forgotten…instead Jim Joyce will be remembered forever for ruining the last out of a perfect game.

  406. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Good recovery Phil.

  407. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES!!!!!

  408. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Absolutely deplorable. This is has become a huge, HUGE problem in Major League Baseball. Umpires want to be part of the show, and are inserting themselves in at any chance they get. If it was bang/bang, fine. You give him the benefit of the doubt. Donald was a STEP AWAY FROM THE BAG.

    An absolute travesty, and MLB needs to reprimand Jim Joyce in the harshest way possible. If they are diehard about not taking guy’s jobs, then he needs to be SEVERELY fined.

    I don’t even like the Tigers, and I’m absolutely disgusted. Just completely disrespectful to the game. All the credit in the world to Galarraga for a.) pitching a perfect game that the record books will never recognize, and b.) not beating the holy hell out of Jim Joyce.

  409. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    That’s a boy, Phil!

  410. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Another learning experience for Phil.

  411. Gordo June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    we got to show Galarraga some love…. he Clearly threw the perfect game

  412. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    “And TB ties it up.”

    :?:

    It’s still 2-1 Toronto in the 6th.

  413. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Brackman through 5 innings: 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts.

  414. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    That ump needs to issue a PUBLIC APOLOGY to the fans, the Tigers and most of all Gallarraga. He needs to call it a perfect game OFF THE BOOKS.

  415. Me June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I got even money on there being some kind of violence in Detroit.

  416. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    “Back to the Yankee game- how did one run score off Hughes?”

    Clearly he was distracted by Jim Joyce missing that call.

  417. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Can the Tigers protest the remainder of the game?

  418. JK June 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Joyce is going to get roasted nationally.

    1. Extra media attention around another possible perfect game
    2. Joe West acting the fool the past week
    3. League recently having to come down on ump for throwing Oswalt out the game the other day.

  419. Dylan June 2nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Even if it was close, the Tigers should have gotten the call. The sad thing is that it wasn’t even close. That was disgraceful. I hope Bud Selig does something about it. The fact that they couldn’t even review the play is embarrassing. I have been preaching instant replay since the beginning of the season. I feel terrible for Gallaraga.

  420. Dave June 2nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    “MLB won’t reverse that call. they really can’t. They’d set a precedent they don’t want to set, I think. However, that play, or re-play, is out there and can’t be denied.”

    I hear you – but they reversed the call for George Brett so it’s not a precedent. The Indians player threw his hands up because he felt bad – this has to be considered an extreme case worthy of some exceptional treatment, no?

  421. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Wow, Phil just overpowered Wieters…………

  422. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Good for Jim Joyce. He may have just forced Selig’s hands.

  423. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Joe,

    I totally agree….Its unimaginable to me that baseball is so resistant to the idea of taking 30 seconds to get the calls right.

  424. m June 2nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Why wouldn’t he ask for help to bail him out on that call? Even a blind ump could see…

  425. Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    MLB can reverse the call. its the last out. theres no more game to be played.

  426. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Phil threw 27 pitches, his highest all game.

    UMPS BLEW A CALL AND CHEATED DET PITCHER OUT OF A PERFECT GAME!!

  427. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Returning to the yankees game – Hughes once again gets beat on his cut fastball to give up a run.

    The last at bat Wyggington wasn’t even close to hitting Hughes’ fastball. With a man on second this time hughes throws a curveball out of the zone and then leaves a cutter up.

    It’s only one run so it’s not a big deal in terms of results. It more speaks to the process of pitching. But when Hughes gets beat he’s getting beat on the cut fastball.

  428. JK June 2nd, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    GreenBeret7,

    Good stuff…… i think he might be dialing back his velocity to the low 90s to get the ball over the plate while he gets comfortable with his mechanics.

  429. Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    They can reverse that easy, but the players will never get the joy of celebrating on the field.

  430. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Why wouldn’t he ask for help to bail him out? Because umpires have egos. The games are about them, and they dont want to look stupid, having to ask for help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  431. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    “That ump needs to issue a PUBLIC APOLOGY to the fans”

    I’m sure he’ll offer one. It’s ridiculous to think the guy intentionally robbed the kid of a perfect game. He missed the call…..badly. I doubt anyone feels worse about it than he does.

  432. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    David Phelps through 7 innings: 4 hits, 9 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts. No score.

  433. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Jim Joyce will go home tonight, and he’ll sleep like a baby. Why? Because there will be no consequences. If he feels bad at all, it’s because he’ll be roasted in the media for it.

    But Jim Joyce dont care about Armando or the Tigers!

  434. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Hughes has to face them again next week.

  435. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Bud Selig has allowed these umpires to play too big a role in the game.

    They talk too much, blow too many calls, and are trying too hard to be part of the action.

    In the last two nights, one in Toronto and one in Detroit, we have seen umpires directly involve themselves in the game with their incompetence.

    Its now a HUGE problem.

    Jim Joyce might as well resign after tonight because he will now be a laughingstock with the way he’s going to be roasted after this.

    We have seen it coming for years with these guys.

    Next up? One of them on a hot summer day is going to go after the wrong player and is going to end up getting punched in the face.

    When that happens, the player will get killed for it and that’s a shame.

    Buddy better take control of this situation before somebody ends up getting hurt.

    What an embarrassment for the game.

  436. Fire Bud Selig June 2nd, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    What a disgrace!

  437. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I hear you – but they reversed the call for George Brett so it’s not a precedent”

    “Spirit of the rule” was envoked in the Pine Tar matter. No issue of rules or interpretation here. The guy simply missed the call.

  438. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I’m going to pretend I live in Detroit and go light some cars on fire with a copy of “Portrait of the Umpire as a Blind Man”.

    :mad:

  439. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Dave -

    If the tigers issue a formal protest, then they’ll have to review it. But if they don’t, they won’t. And I don’t know how protests work in that regard. Detroit was winning. It didn’t affect the outcome of the game – the tigers still won the game. It will be interesting to see/hear what happens.

  440. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    YES!! I Love it!!! WooooHoooo!!! The umpires will be talk of tomorrow, and hopefully every day thereafter!!!!!!

  441. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    “Jim Joyce will go home tonight, and he’ll sleep like a baby.”

    I disagree…I don’t think he will sleep a wink tonight.

  442. SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    You should have heard Kay and Singleton on the subject. They were infuriated at the call against Galleraga

  443. JK June 2nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    CB,

    17 curveballs
    8 cutters

    At least he’s not over using the pitch anymore. Last start he started using the curve & cutter equally & this start he’s using his curveball more.

  444. Dylan June 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Billy D,

    I think Galarraga feels worse. The ump has no excuse for calling him safe. If you aren’t 100% sure you have to call him safe. You can’t ruin a perfect game unless you are positive that he is out.

  445. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    How’d the O’s score the 1 run?

    Wow, I’m just catching up now – I’m sick for Galarraga, just sick; even if Joyce feels bad, that doesn’t help. We all know there will never be instant replay because MLB doesn’t want to shine a light on the umpires’ incompetence.

  446. Andrew June 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    The lunatic again taking over the asylum. RIP, Lohud

  447. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Jim Joyce will now have his name remembered forever. What could be better than that for Jim! WooooHoooooo!

  448. Chris June 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    If they reverse this call, they should also reverse that ball call to Dave Roberts in game 4 ALCS 2004 causing the Yankees the series.

  449. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    Dave -

    If the tigers issue a formal protest, then they’ll have to review it. But if they don’t, they won’t. And I don’t know how protests work in that regard. Detroit was winning. It didn’t affect the outcome of the game – the tigers still won the game. It will be interesting to see/hear what happens.
    ****************

    In 2008, CC was pitching a no-hitter and lost it on a crummy hit that could have been ruled an error. The commissioners office was contacted and asked to change the hit to an error or CC would still get the no-no.

    It was denied

    But the moral of this story is the Commissioner can do it

  450. kd June 2nd, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    they simply have to do something about that blown call. it was not even close. you watch it live and it’s clear and simple.

    bud selig must do something.

    that ump better not ever do a game in detroit again.

  451. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    “I’m sure Jim Joyce is a decent guy, who wants to do a good job. But, everyone makes mistakes. How can MLB not use the available technology to get it right? Isn’t that supposed to be the most important thing, getting the call right?”

    Joe-

    The sad thing is that getting it right isn’t the priority. It would be very easy to do. Sitting at home we have much more access to technology that they do on the field. That makes no sense. There’s no reason they can’t make replay viable and not obtrusive.

    But instead baseball wants to uphold some mock retrograde “tradition.”

    Right there Joyce made that call because he didnt’ want to look like he was doing the pitcher a “favor” on a close call. He was willing to be completely wrong so that he would be “above reproach” and protect the stature of the perfect game.

    It’s a complete embarrassment for the game. A historic embarrassment. It makes the sport look like it’s run by a group of luddites.

  452. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    CR9-

    Why don’t you try engaging in the lohud conversation about umpiring, instead of just ranting like a maniac?

  453. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I guess if a player says umps are disgraceful, they’d be fined.

  454. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    If Joyce thought the runner was safe, then he called it as he saw it. You can’t cheapen an historic event by “giving” it to the player. It happened back in the early 70s when Milt Pappas had a perfect game going for 8.2 innings and went to a full count on the last hitter…the only 3 ball count of the game. Close call and the pitch was called ball 4. Pappas got the no hitter. He never talked to the umpire again. The umpire was Bruce Froemming, an exceptional umpire.

  455. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Joyce’s call has put instant replay on the table in a big way.

  456. SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    You never hear Ken Singleton complain about anything. Both Kay and Singleton have been complaining bitterly about the umping this year.

    It is the second time this week that Cleveland got the benefit of a bad call. Remember when they were in NY, Cano had his foot on the bag easily and the ump blew it.

  457. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Phil isn’t going to be perfect with the cutter – or with any of his pitches – so you deal with a bad pitch. Hopefully he can give us one more inning, but that 6th probably tired him somewhat.

  458. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Where is Roberto Alomar when you need him?

  459. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    sick of these umpires trying to get their name out there. No one will forget the 1st base ump in detroit for a long time. What a travesty!!! Time to make these umps accountable.

  460. Nate June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    KD, at least unlike Joe West, we can be sure Jim Joyce won’t call a press conference to tell everyone he’s doing a game in Detroit. I bet you after he sees the replay, he’s going to feel sick…

  461. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    This is too great!!!!!! This is my favorite Lohud thread EVER!! Jim Joyce!!! Woohooo!!!!

  462. kd June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    jim joyce should be banned. just saw it again on mlb network. not even close.

    he should get punched in the face

  463. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    “If they reverse this call, they should also reverse that ball call to Dave Roberts in game 4 ALCS 2004 causing the Yankees the series.”

    Good point………’cept that Dave Roberts never made a plate appearance in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS.

  464. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    forget replay. there should be a 5th ump in the box to call down on a play like that. wouldnt delay the game etc….

  465. SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    GB,

    I almost always agree with you, but this time it was the end of the game. The umpiring has been awful starting with Joe West.

  466. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    CB -

    That’s it exactly.

  467. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    ed_price #Marlins have decided to sell leftover tickets to tonight’s #Tigers game. Marlins also selling Jim Joyce’s home address to Michiganders.

    :smile:

  468. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    LOL @ Welke getting hit!! Karma’s coming around!!!

  469. Donnie - Will Meet Jim Joyce Under the O'Neill Banner June 2nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    YET ANOTHER UMPIRE TRYING TO GET INVOLVED IN THE GAME!

    …That was a joke, BTW.

  470. Andrew June 2nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    CR9 is DVRing that last play in the Yankees game and replaying it over and over

  471. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    ump just cost the Os a double.

  472. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    “Right there Joyce made that call because he didnt’ want to look like he was doing the pitcher a “favor” on a close call.”

    I think thats exactly what happened.

  473. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    jim joyce will be lucky to get out of detroit.

  474. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    “At least he’s not over using the pitch anymore. Last start he started using the curve & cutter equally & this start he’s using his curveball more.”

    JK-

    I agree. I wasn’t trying to make a larger point about his pitch selection as a whole. As I commented earlier it was very good to see Hughes throw some curve balls to left handed hitters. Patterson – even though he’s a lefty – was lost in trying to hit the hook. And hughes went back to it.

    Hughes four seamer has been utterly dominant tonight. Wyginggton was completely unable to handle it the at bat before. I would have liked to see Hughes challenge him again rather than not trusting his four seamer with a RISP. It’s as if his success with his fastball against Wyggington last at bat made him give the fastball up as a weapon in the more important at bat.

    Not a big deal – they are completely in control. It’s just a learning experience. That’s why you saw that visit to the mound and then Hughes went back to throwing fastballs.

  475. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Umpires = Large Egos :lol:

  476. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Hughes still averaging 9k/9ip

  477. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    They can’t reverse the call. There is nothing in the rulebook that allows for reversals for calls on the bases.

    When you watch the replay, check out the reaction of the hitter, Jason Donald, when he crosses the bag.

    He KNEW he was out. He was shocked at the call.

    What an embarrassment for MLB.

  478. ugh June 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    CR9 has issues, major issues. Actively wishing harm on umpires…he is truly sick.

  479. Dylan June 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    There is instant replay in every other freakin sport! The fact that only home runs can be reviewed is ridiculous. You can review a foul in basketball and just about everything in football. Its ridiculous that close plays can not be reviewed. I agree that balls and strikes shouldn’t be reviewed, but everything else should be reviewable. There have been so many bad calls lately? Do you remember all of the calls in the playoffs? The Mauer “foul” ball, Swisher leaving 3rd base early, the double play that wasn’t with Cano and Posada, etc. Umps are not supposed to decide the outcomes of games.

  480. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    CR9-

    Thats enough.

    This is not the time for celebrating. This kid got a perfect game taken away from him because of a bad call. If you think that justifies you and your crazy theories, thats just sad that you can make this all about you

  481. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    mlb network blew up the play that joyce was calling the out, then changed to safe.

    he better not come out and admit he was wrong, because that will make it worse.

  482. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Another dominant performance by Hughes. Made the one mistake with the cutter but other than that he was in cruise most of the night.

  483. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Still 2-1 Blue Jays going into the 8th inning.

  484. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Great day in baseball history! It could be the shifting of gears to where replay has a greater impact!!

  485. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Reading beat writers tweets makes me think they are all frustrated comedy writers….

    BloggingBombers RT @sportswatch Joyce is lucky he didn’t do that to Braden. They don’t take kindly to blown calls in the 209.

  486. Dylan June 2nd, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I guess the Orioles are disgusted with umpires too lol.

  487. kd June 2nd, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    sj,

    great point. the hitter knew he was out.

    it’s a shame.

    in other news, phil hughes is really good.

  488. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    As the umpire turns!!! LMAO!!!!

  489. Austin Jackson June 2nd, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I am so awesome.

    Guess which academy for training elite athletes just named itself in honor of me?

  490. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    hughes should come out for the 8th

  491. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    “Still 2-1 Blue Jays going into the 8th inning.”

    Yeah, my bad. Gameday showed 2-2 for a minute and I went with it. It is indeed still 2-1.

  492. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I guess this is why pitching is an art form – there’s so much more to it than just throwing it as hard as you can. I think Phil must be trying to strike a balance. I think he must know how good his FB is, but also he must not want to rely on just that pitch because he knows he’ll need his other pitches.

  493. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    “If Joyce thought the runner was safe, then he called it as he saw it. You can’t cheapen an historic event by “giving” it to the player.”

    Sure. But the problem is that Joyce did the exact opposite. He bent over backwards so much to not appear to be “giving” it to the player that he penalized the player form having gotten 26 up and out before that.

    Joyce selfishly put himself and his pseudo-integrity above the integrity of the game.

    Just make the call. That’s his job. That’s it. Don’t “give” or “not give” the player the call. Just call it.

    There’s no way he could have been so mistaken as to authentically believe the player was safe. No way. It wasn’t remotely close.

    It’s a travesty to the history of the game. There’s no two ways about it.

  494. Austin Jackson June 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    You can get the answer at the front page of NYTIMES.com.

  495. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Is it true Ken Griffy Jr calls it quits?

  496. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    PUBLIC APOLOGY. Give the ump an opportunity to be a spokesman for MLB and ADMIT that this was a mistake of historic proportions for the game and that Galarragga should be in the history books for pitching a PERFECT GAME.

  497. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    ?Still 2-1 Blue Jays going into the 8th inning.?

    Yeah, my bad. Gameday showed 2-2 for a minute and I went with it. It is indeed still 2-1
    ====================

    I saw that too – didn’t see a replay overturn or anything…wonder what that was all about

  498. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    # Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    CR9-

    Thats enough.

    This is not the time for celebrating. This kid got a perfect game taken away from him because of a bad call. If you think that justifies you and your crazy theories, thats just sad that you can make this all about you

    lol :)

  499. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    “Still 2-1 Blue Jays going into the 8th inning.”

    Yeah, my bad. Gameday showed 2-2 for a minute and I went with it. It is indeed still 2-1.
    *************

    In your defense, the 2nd tun crossed the plate and then Toronto had it overturned because Zobrist never touched 3rd.

    So Gameday didn’t make it up

  500. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Remarkable! Delicious! Tasty! Thanks Jim Joyce for this momentous occasion!

  501. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    # Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    CR9-

    Thats enough.

    This is not the time for celebrating. This kid got a perfect game taken away from him because of a bad call. If you think that justifies you and your crazy theories, thats just sad that you can make this all about you
    ———-

    Erica, shut up for God’s sake. Seriously. CR9 specifically said it’s too bad it happened to him – but for real, I think everyone here sees what the umpires have turned this game into.

    And for those with blinders on, maybe this will show them what they’ve been hiding from.

  502. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    The integrity of the game is really at stake here and Bud Selig only cares about cosmetic changes like speeding up the game.

  503. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Yankee starting pitching is reaching the point where 7 innings, 4 hits, and 1 run is just an average performance:)

    Hughes has come so far this year it’s just great to see. We now expect him to dominate and so does he, just challenging with fastballs well placed in the zone, it’s just a joy to watch, the yin to Andy’s surgeon-like yang.

  504. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    “I saw that too – didn’t see a replay overturn or anything…wonder what that was all about”

    Sean Rodriguez scored but was called out for not touching 3rd base.

  505. Donnie - Will Meet Jim Joyce Under the O'Neill Banner June 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    CR9,

    Look. As I recall, you also like Firefly. As a fellow Joss fan, I’m gonna say this as nicely as humanly possible…

    Please stop. Join in the discussion, or don’t. Right now, you’re talking to hear yourself talk, and it’s killing the thread. Be part of the community, or just stop talking. You sound borderline insane, and I’d like to think that’s not the case. Furthermore, this is a travesty for the game of baseball. It’s not funny, it’s not time to celebrate.

    Thanks in advance.

  506. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    wow

  507. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    JAP-

    Don’t EVER tell me to shut up. He made his point… like 50 times. Anything beyond that is just maniacal

  508. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Cano!!!!!!!!

  509. Nate June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I don’t know if it was a blown call in the Rays-Jays game, but guess who was in the middle of it? OK…second guess? Yup, Angel Hernandez…

  510. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    CANOOOOO

  511. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    “he better not come out and admit he was wrong, because that will make it worse”

    How’s that make it worse? He made a mistake. Wasn’t on purpose. Wasn’t ego driven. Wasn’t sabotage. It was a mistake. One which caused a kid to lose a perfect game. How can owning up to that and apologizing be anything other than appropriate?

  512. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    CAno!

    That was smashed!

  513. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    CANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CANO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  514. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    That is bat speed!!

  515. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Robbie is just out of this world right now…

  516. Tom in N.J. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Cano has gone plaid….

  517. Andrew June 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Fans may need to start dusting off the MVP chants

  518. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    CB, I can only assume that Joyce thought that Gallaraga missed first base. I haven’t heard a statement from him, so, I’m only guessing.

  519. chan ho's runs June 2nd, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I can’t read this site anymore. CR9 is out of control.

  520. Nate June 2nd, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    And ironically, today Olney’s blog was about umpires being part of the show…

  521. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    infield hit by Posada?

  522. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    7 innings, 1 run, 6 hits , i walk, 7 k’s…….Judging by what some have posted here I’d think I was watching a different game……

  523. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    CANDO CANO!!!!!!!!!!!! Hes on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  524. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    leyland is being way too diplomatic.

  525. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Buster_ESPN It looks like Jim Leyland is near tears as he speaks with reporters. I think he feels almost as badly for Joyce as he does for Galarraga.
    3 minutes ago via web

  526. Andrew June 2nd, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Remember when people thought Granderson couldn’t play? That was funny.

  527. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    granderson has been on fire since he returned.

  528. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    7 innings, 1 run, 6 hits , i walk, 7 k’s…….Judging by what some have posted here I’d think I was watching a different game……
    **************

    You mean there’s a Yankee game going on and not just the Tigers playing Cleveland?

  529. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Granderson + Cano = :)

  530. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    They said that on ESPN after the game, they will have the 10 worst calls of all time. I fully expect the Yankees to have several up there that have gone against them!

  531. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    this lineup is just very, very dangerous. Coupled with the starting pitching it’s going to be a 100+ win season at the very least.

  532. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I doubt Phil comes out for the 8th with a 7 run lead…………

  533. Patrick June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Junior and ARod are arguably the two most talented player to step on the field since Mantle, Aron and Mays were in their prime.

    Barry Bonds?

  534. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Erica, taking the hit for the blog

  535. I Like Inge June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Robbie is taking it to the next level. Top 5 player in the league right now.

  536. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Donnie

    I appreciate the candor. I feel as bad as anyone for that kid. It’s a crying shame for baseball history and for Armando. However, Im trying to look at the positive. This could change the future of baseball as we know it.

  537. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Oh boy – I don’t think I want to watch highlights of that game or of Leyland talking about it – that’s heartbreaking. I have to root for this kid this year now.

  538. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    Erica, taking the hit for the blog
    **********

    Thanks Pat M! I’m not just blog fluff :-)

  539. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Remember the arcade game NBA JAM when your player caught on fire? Thats all I visualize when CANDO CANO is at the plate.lol

  540. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Guys, the irony about it is that it’s totally fixable. By putting a 5th umpire in the box, you’d even be employing more umpires.

    All it takes is intelligence. Unfortunately, that seems to be lacking in the commissioner’s office.

  541. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I want to see the mediots acknowledge how foolish they were by trashing the Granderson trade about a month into the season. Odds on that happening? Slim to none.

  542. Chris from NJ June 2nd, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Are you all ready to see the blow jays blow another one?

  543. Bros June 2nd, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    A’s intentionally walk Ortiz to put him on for the 4th time tonight. Guess he’s officially back now.

  544. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    “Remember the arcade game NBA JAM when your player caught on fire? Thats all I visualize when CANDO CANO is at the plate.lol”

    He’s heating up!

  545. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    # CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Donnie

    I appreciate the candor. I feel as bad as anyone for that kid. It’s a crying shame for baseball history and for Armando. However, Im trying to look at the positive. This could change the future of baseball as we know it.
    ——-

    CR9

    Don’t kid yourself. This would only happen if it happened to Deuce-K, Lestah, Beckett, or any other member of the Sox.

  546. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Rays threatening…

  547. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I was hoping Hughes would come out for the 8th

  548. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    If Jim Joyce wants to do more than just the right thing, he will resign and take some responsibility for his incompetence.

    You have young umpires stuck in the minor leagues making no money and having no shot for advancement because bad umpires don’t ever get fired.

    You blow a call like that, you should be out. No excuses.

    Joyce isn’t known as a good umpire as it is. He’s not CB Bucknor incompetent but, he’s in the lower third of the rankings almost every year.

    Do the right thing and resign Jim because your credibility as an umpire is gone after tonight.

  549. Watermelon June 2nd, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Medoits won’t reverse course

    Actually, they will laud Jackson for making a catch to save the perfect game and say that is what we gave up for a flawed player….

  550. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Blake 9:28
    LOL, Thanx was trying to remember that. lol

  551. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Igotid, I wouldn’t have done it with a big lead; they need to save innings where they can. Phil seems to give us 7 innings almost all the time…….

  552. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    HAHAAHAHAHAHAH

    He’s out at the plate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WooooooooHooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  553. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Dave Trembley has this stare down pat.

    It kind of looks like “maybe if I stare into space I can pretend I am someplace else”

  554. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Unbelievable relay by the Yankees…not sure why Tejada was sent there down 7 runs.

  555. PaulF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
    Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner
    245 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
    New York, NY 10167
    Phone: (212) 931-7800

    Can everyone write a letter or give Bud a call tomorrow? MLB needs to know that people are angry and care enough to get off their butts and do something about it.

  556. pat June 2nd, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Nice relay.

  557. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Watermelon, I know they won’t, but it boggles the mind to think that they could have jumped the gun on the trade so quickly; shouldn’t they know by now that baseball is a marathon? Nevermind that – Granderson has a track record and Jackson doesn’t.

  558. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Tejada just wants it to be over???

    JAP, please get a grip.

    CR9, you should try a day without using exclamation points.

  559. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Angel-

    Check your facebook messages!

    *********************************************
    Okay I will. I just got back from returning my Redbox rental, lol.

  560. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    What a play by Pena,Also great play by Cerv.

  561. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    1. Gaudin has not pitched well for anyone this season.

    2. Great relay from Brett-Pena to Cisco. Great tag.

    3. Tejada and/or his 3B coach, Juan Samuel, is/are flaming idiots. How do you send him home on a close play in a game like this? What a bad decision. No wonder it’s falling apart in Baltimore.

  562. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Maybe Tejada went on his own

    He’ll be glad to leave NY tomorrow

  563. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Phil’s stats:

    ERA W-L SO WHIP
    2.54 6-1 64 1.05

    63. 2 innings pitched and 47 hits given up – wow.

  564. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Erica……Smackdown artist on several levels !!!!!!!

  565. Fire Bud Selig June 2nd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Amazing catch by Jackson. I really like him as a ball player – nice even keel, not too excitable, just gets it done.

  566. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Patrick-

    Bonds was fantastic. But I personally believe the explosition in his production was linked to PED’s. As such, there’s a gap between his production and the inferences you can draw about his talent from that production.

    So just looking at Bonds when he was on the Pirates – great player. Not on the same talent level as Alex or Junior. Just didn’t have the same bat. And the gap between them was significant.

  567. chan ho's runs June 2nd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Gaudin is AWFUL. Jeebus, what happened? He was good last season.

  568. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    It’s a beautiful day
    Sky falls, you feel like
    It’s a beautiful day
    Don’t let it get away

  569. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Would Russo have been able to make that relay???

  570. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I think I read a stat that indicated the O’s have had 1 season at .500 in the last 15 years or so…………..that’s beyond belief.

  571. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Erica in NY 9:32
    Hes going to his Happy Place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  572. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Nick,

    Please tell me what I’ve said that was wrong. If you don’t like what I say, skip over it and stop being so dense.

    Thanks,
    JAP

  573. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    Igotid, I wouldn’t have done it with a big lead; they need to save innings where they can. Phil seems to give us 7 innings almost all the time…….
    ———————

    I know I just like watching him pitch. What do you think his game plan will be when he faces them next week?

  574. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    baseball will have 2 replays like football next season…

  575. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    again the Jays give it up in the 9th…not good

  576. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    Erica in NY 9:32
    Hes going to his Happy Place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ***********

    LOL. The way this team plays, he must spend a lot of time there!

  577. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    yeah the jays are no threat to the al east. they are good every year until june and then they fall.

  578. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    How about not telling a woman to shut up on the blog.

    You can do that.

    We don’t need another 14 year old internet punk on here. We have enough of them already.

    Show some respect. Its not a lot to ask.

  579. xyz June 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    the look on Dave Trembley’s face:

    http://bittennails.com/wp-cont.....are-lg.jpg

  580. Patrick June 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Fair enough CB. I also think the arm brace he used was a significant advantage but regardless I put him on the same level as the guys you mentioned. Top 5 player all-time in my opinion. But who cares, this is about Griffey retiring, not Bonds. Griff was a great player and would have been top 3-5 all time if it weren’t for the injuries.

  581. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Igotid, I don’t blame you, lol…….He faces them again next week? I would imagine he’d continue to do what he’s been doing – I like that he’s throwing the curve more often, too. His ERA against the O’s is going down, if nothing else……….and it’s wiping away the memories of that game last year, lol.

  582. martin-from-providence June 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    If I were the official scorer, I would rule the play an error so at least the pitcher would get a no-hitter. The scoring from a hit to an error can be changed after the fact.

  583. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Off the top of my head, I can think of only one call that might be worse than the one just made by Jim Joyce. http://bit.ly/bir4R9

    ___

    Classic…

  584. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    man the O’s infield D is not good.

  585. blake June 2nd, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Can’t bobble it with him running.

  586. Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Jays blow it again :x

  587. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    “Nick, Please tell me what I’ve said that was wrong.”

    Sure thing:

    “Erica, shut up for God’s sake. Seriously.”

    Sounding like a CR9 clone — and I don’t mean the CR9 who has some good sports insights and a big heart, I mean the one who rants about umpire/Boston conspiracies — is bad enough, but insulting one of the nicest and sanest commenters on this board is uncalled for.

  588. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Erica -

    You are a terribly disgusting human being. You are a sick woman. You need help.

  589. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    “Unbelievable relay by the Yankees…not sure why Tejada was sent there down 7 runs.”

    There’s been some talk here about this yankee team not being hungry.

    You watch them dig out and execute that kind of relay and that talk seems particularly silly.

    Tejada went down 7 runs because he thought the yankees, up 7, would play it lax. Instead Gardner busts it to get to the ball quickly, pena makes a great throw, and cervelli is right there to block the plate if needed and makes the tag.

    Teams that aren’t hungry don’t come close to making that play.

  590. igotid88 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    Igotid, I don’t blame you, lol…….He faces them again next week? I would imagine he’d continue to do what he’s been doing – I like that he’s throwing the curve more often, too. His ERA against the O’s is going down, if nothing else……….and it’s wiping away the memories of that game last year, lol.
    ————————–

    Yea I think his next start is next Tuesday.

  591. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    cervelli took another hit to the head? poor guy. he will need a kazoo helmet for catching next.

  592. Rob B (Never a Gardner Doubter) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Can somebody confirm this for me? Was Miranda the one sent down when Posada returned today? I assume that’s the case, but I haven’t seen any confirmation.

  593. Mike June 2nd, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    lol

    Santana is going to kill his bullpen

    K-Rod blows his win… gives up a game-tying RBI to Eckstein

  594. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    # Rob B (Never a Gardner Doubter) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Can somebody confirm this for me? Was Miranda the one sent down when Posada returned today? I assume that’s the case, but I haven’t seen any confirmation.

    yes.

  595. SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I happen to think that Markakis is a pretty good player. How would you like to be him stuck in Baltimore?

  596. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Rishi, I wouldn’t worry about the Rays right now. All the Yankees can do is take care of their own business; they will have plenty of chances to beat the Rays.

  597. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Mike Kay is laughing at someone for not being able to pronounce a word!!!! LMAO!!!!

    And Swishy is on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  598. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    “If Jim Joyce wants to do more than just the right thing, he will resign and take some responsibility for his incompetence.”

    No he shouldn’t. That would imply he did it on purpose. He wasn’t out of position. He just missed it. Don Denkinger missed one a hell of a lot more important than this one and he didn’t quit.

  599. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks Mike, that’s good news.

  600. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Erica in NY 9:38
    Have to agree with u.lol I doubt his Happy Place has anything to do with Baseball at this current situation.

  601. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    waiting for santana to demand a trade..

  602. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks Sj44 and Nick :-)

  603. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Nick in SF….Are you certain that they are not one in the same person…….From last night’s e-mail ….

  604. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Mike, wow, lol. However, Santana chose to come to the Mets so I don’t feel THAT badly for him.

  605. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    the RIGHT thing for joyce to do tonight would be to come out advocating for REPLAY.

  606. Bacamarte June 2nd, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I dont even care about Yankees result tonight…

    the game of baseball, the national tonic, the revival of hope, the restorer of confidence, was hurt tonight.

  607. Yankee Trader June 2nd, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I just watched the replay of the ninth inning of the Tiger’s game on mlb.tv and saw all the replays, two of which clearly show the runner out, for what should have been the final out and a perfect game. The ump got into it with Miguel Cabrera who kept berating him while the last batter was at the plate. and after the game was over some of the Tigers were all over the umps, with Leyland still shouting at Joyce.

    Too late to fix this travesty, but instant replay should be used for crucial calls. One way to keep the game from slowing down, would be to have an extra ump in the tv booth who could instantly overrule blown close calls, by relaying it to the home plate ump.

    What a damn shame!!!!

  608. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    santana didnt choose to come to the mets.

    he was traded…

  609. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Billy, I agree – there’s no need for him to resign. I was just about to mention Denkinger……..

  610. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Telling Erica to “shut up” is ridiculous and completely uncalled for. It’s a rather spineless thing to do also over the internet. Not a lot of guts there.

    And it’s also a good example of what a major problem on this blog is.

  611. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    AC, Johan could have said “No”…………..

  612. ... June 2nd, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “I think I read a stat that indicated the O?s have had 1 season at .500 in the last 15 years or so????..that?s beyond belief.”

    That stat would be close, but not quite. They finished under .500 from 1998-2009, so 12 straight. They were over .500 in 1996 and 1997 though.

  613. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Nick,

    I respect your opinion. However, there are many people who sit there and get berated on this blog. I will look forward to you defending each and every one of them from this point forward.

    Nice of this kid to come onto ESPN and talk…but does he actually believe the umpire “feels bad” after he talked to him? Come on…

  614. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Tex is 0 for 5, Kay is just reminding you.

  615. Rishi June 2nd, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I agree, Betsy – it’s just 2 days ina row where the Rays are grabbing victory from the jaws of defeat…it’s a little annoying :)

  616. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    PeterKing RT @TomLeyden: Joyce was distraught. “Most important call of my career and I kicked the s$&t out of it. I cost that kid a perfect game.”

    ___

    Again, the wrong thing to do. It is meaningless to admit you made a mistake of this magnitude and is like a slap in the face to the team.

  617. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Tellling anyone to shut up is pretty much the height of rudeness, but I’ve gotten more than my share of those………..

  618. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    how come http://realerica.com doesn’t work?

    :)

  619. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Pat M, I replied to your email… slightly different question…

  620. whoever June 2nd, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Curious about any statement/comment from Joyce; the ball did move around a bit in Galarraga’s glove and Joyce could claim the catch was not clean/held. If he says that, then the official scorer could change the “hit” to an “error”

    No doubt that he was out, see what Joyce claims – If he says the runner beat the throw, he is a liar.

  621. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Santana wanted out of Minny which looks like a bad idea now. He had the Mets, Yankees and Sox as choices and the Yanks and Sox pulled out. Mets were all that was left.

  622. KL June 2nd, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Another bad game for Tex… down to .214

    He goes 3-4 in one game, 0-4 in the next.

    He should be out of his slump by now. But he has one good name followed by bad one.

  623. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Erica… not that you need anyone’s permission.. but post as much as you like.

    Nobody puts Baby in the corner! *stomps foot*

  624. Bros June 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Meanwhile the Sux are in another cakewalk. Teams just roll over for them.

  625. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    whoever. he admitted he f-ed the call up.

  626. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Erica is an incompetent low life!!!!!!! Because of all you scumbags, I am going to cheer the Red Sox!!!!!!

  627. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Joba Tips His Cap-

    Its not a real site. I added the url during impostermania

  628. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Rishi, but think of the good things tonight instead! Phil pitched great, the offense looks like it’s rounding into form and we’re starting to put some distance between us and the Jays. The power of positive thinking, right?

    I don’t know what to think about Joyce’s comments. On the one hand, it’s too little, too late. On the other – I find it hard to pile further on a guy who feels this badly. I think the real problem is MLB not caring about the integrity of the game. Speeding up the game? Right.

  629. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    CB-

    Thanks :-)

  630. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    JAP……You’re wrong on so many levels in not only telling Erica to shutup, but to defend your comments is even worse………

  631. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Pat M

    I forwarded you a picture of Nick so you can at least see who your chatting with. Seriously…grown men going back and forth through e-mail about something that is said on the blog that they don’t agree with?

    Grow up and deal with it.

  632. Billy D June 2nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    “Again, the wrong thing to do. It is meaningless to admit you made a mistake of this magnitude and is like a slap in the face to the team”

    What’s he supposed to say? That he was right and everyone else was wrong?

  633. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Wow.. he really did admit he screwed up.

  634. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    AC he could have forced the Twins hands………or he could just have refused. I feel badly for him a little bit, but he’s no different than any other pitcher who has games blown for him.

  635. Pat M. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Jap , on other thing, Erica was speaking for most of us here, and she took the hit…..

  636. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Whoever you are, please apologize. To Erica, and to the rest of us as well.

  637. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    2 of the comments here are not mine!

  638. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Players who can’t get the job done are no longer employed. Same should hold true for umpires.

    Its an inexcusable miss. It wasn’t even a tough call.

    He should do the right thing and resign or take the rest of the year off.

    He won’t though. He will stay employed and blow more calls.

    That’s the problem with the system currently in place. Umpires have no accountability for their incompetence.

  639. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I’m not defending my comments. Sure, I could’ve used a different choice of words. But for someone to sit here and attack another because they don’t like that they are saying? That’s just as bad.

  640. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Betsy… i dont feel bad for Joyce. This was a big mistake. He should come out and join the call for replay…. (if he really cares about the integrity of the game)

  641. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    what they are saying*

  642. Rob B (Never a Gardner Doubter) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Joyce admitted he made a mistake. He said he was absolutely sure the runner beat the throw until he saw the replay. “Biggest call of my career,” he said.

  643. Tom in N.J. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    JAP seems to be created by CR9 to to “defend” both himself and Trisha.

    Pay no attention to JAP.

  644. Patrick June 2nd, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Why doesn’t everyone shut up, who cares

  645. Yankee Trader June 2nd, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Joyce just owned up to the blown call. Still advocating another ump in the tv booth to overide instantly blown/contended calls.

  646. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    regarding santana, yes he could have refused and i dont feel bad for a guy making 23 M a year, but he has games blown more than any other pitcher.

  647. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    He’s apologizing, JAP.

    You could learn something from him…. *hint*

  648. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Tom,

    Your conspiracies are absurd. Please send Chad an e-mail and ask him to check into it. Then you can come back on here like the fool you are and admit your mistake.

  649. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    I’m not defending my comments. Sure, I could’ve used a different choice of words. But for someone to sit here and attack another because they don’t like that they are saying? That’s just as bad.
    ************

    The point everyone is trying to make (and I appreciate it), is that I didn’t attack anyone. CR9 wasn’t offended. He knows if he has a problem with me, he can discuss it with me rationally. However, YOU jumped in and attacked me

  650. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    “I respect your opinion. However, there are many people who sit there and get berated on this blog. I will look forward to you defending each and every one of them from this point forward.”

    This is utter garbage. This is to say that just because some people are rude, inappropriate and uncivil to others here that it gives you license to do the same and to be a louse.

    It doesn’t. It just makes you yet another one of the many rude and ridiculous people who post. No different.

    Not too much past that.

  651. kd June 2nd, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    when can we start talking about cano for mvp?

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  653. trisha - #28 is on its way!!! June 2nd, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I HAVE HAD IT!

    I was at a game tonight when I saw the replay of Galarraga getting totally screwed by Jim Joyce.

    I watched the game last night and saw Matt Capps and the Nats lose the game because the home plate ump called an OBVIOUS strike three (Lance Berkman went all the way around) a ball and then two pitchers later Berkman got a hit and the Astros won the game.

    I remember watching McClelland screw the Padres and Trevor Hoffman out of a playoff spot when he called the Rockies player safe at what would have been the last out and the Rockies went on to take the game.

    People make fun of CR9 when he talks about umpires conspiracies but we see the most horrendous umpiring, ridiculous calls behind the plate – and outrageous and egregious calls like the one in the Tigers game, and the one that cost the Nats last night.

    IF major league baseball does not do something about Joyce’s call so that Galarraga ends up with the perfect game, I am through with the game of baseball. I’m not going to waste my precious time anymore watching the umpires instead of the players decide the games. If the Commissioner’s offfice doesn’t choose to do something about the crap calls made on a daily basis, I want nothing more to do with this game.

    I know one person doesn’t make a difference. But I live my life based on principle. I quit my job on a principle, and I will stop watching what has turned into a national sham, based on principle.

  654. chan ho's runs June 2nd, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    CR9 has hands down ruined this site.

  655. Paul June 2nd, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Yeah.. apologizing after the fact.

    Like a criminal apologizing for stealing all the parts from your car.

  656. Nick in SF June 2nd, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    “I respect your opinion. However, there are many people who sit there and get berated on this blog. I will look forward to you defending each and every one of them from this point forward.”

    You’ll be wasting your time then and that’s a silly argument — and not the first time I’ve seen it on this board lately.

    Instead of doing that, why not moderate your own behavior and then you won’t ever have to worry about whether or not it’s fair for someone else to be defended from something you said?

  657. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    This isn’t the first time someone’s been told to shut up – why the outrage now?

    Angel, I’m with you…………The real problem isn’t Joyce, it’s Bud Selig.

  658. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    ballgame!

  659. JAP June 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    CB,

    I believe you misread what I typed. Please don’t put words in my mouth. What I’m saying is that if Nick is going to attack me for saying something “rude” to another poster, then he should do the same for the rest!

    If you understand the English language, it shouldn’t be hard to understand.

  660. ac1 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    toronto is a perfect matchup for us. they blow leads late, yankees score runs late in games.

  661. Patrick June 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Very nice game for the Yanks. Hughes was great, the offense was great. A very complete victory

  662. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Erica is a scumbag.

  663. Rob B (Never a Gardner Doubter) June 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Yankees win another. Offense pounded out 15 hits. Not bad. I know, it’s “just the O’s”. But this is what good teams are supposed to do: win the games you should, steal a few that you shouldn’t.

  664. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I seem to be nsulted repeatedly on here.

    After being asked nicely by Donnie and Erica to be quiet, I have done so.

    I do not have a problem with anything either of them said.

    And yet now even Pat M has joined the ripping of me! Thanks!

  665. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    tomorrow go sweep

  666. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    It’s like deja vu….

  667. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    On another note, I wonder what it will take for Tex – whom I think is a terrific player – to decide to make an adjustment in his approach. He scorched two balls tonight, each of which was caught by Wigginton at first, playing on the line because of the shift.

  668. Yankee Trader June 2nd, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Goodnight friends!!

  669. chan ho's runs June 2nd, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Quitting baseball over one blown call? Wow. You have fun with that.

    Good game Yankees! Phil has turned into quite the ace.

  670. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    New thread :arrow:

  671. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 2nd, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Because Erica said what most people who post here were thinking, I guess, Betsy.

    She didn’t deserve to be told to shut up given she said what a lot of people were already thinking.

  672. Patrick June 2nd, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I feel bad for Jim Joyce. He booted the call, knows it and is pretty upset about it.

  673. NYYanksFan June 2nd, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Griffey’s retirement like much of his career overshadowed by someone else.

  674. Bros June 2nd, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Ha! Dinger against Papelbum!

  675. CB June 2nd, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    “What I’m saying is that if Nick is going to attack me for saying something “rude” to another poster, then he should do the same for the rest!”

    No. The point is that you shouldn’t be attacking people to begin with.

    You made a comment and won’t even take responsibility for it. It’s nonsense. I have no idea who you even are. You are saying that the problem here isn’t people being rude to begin with but the response. Nonesense.

    You are rude and uncivil and when you get called on it you try to play the victim card? Seriously? Incredibly weak.

    Very weak to tell someone to “shut up” and then try to play the victim.

  676. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 2nd, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Phil has 7 wins only gave up 1 run!!

    TB did their usual wait until the starter is out to come from behind, scored 6 in top of 9th

  677. Jerkface June 2nd, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    IF major league baseball does not do something about Joyce’s call so that Galarraga ends up with the perfect game, I am through with the game of baseball. I’m not going to waste my precious time anymore watching the umpires instead of the players decide the games. If the Commissioner’s offfice doesn’t choose to do something about the crap calls made on a daily basis, I want nothing more to do with this game.

    I know one person doesn’t make a difference. But I live my life based on principle. I quit my job on a principle, and I will stop watching what has turned into a national sham, based on principle.

    Now I’m torn on if I want him to get the perfecto call overturned or not. :x

  678. Bronx Jeers June 2nd, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    The LoHud landfill
    Great posters? disappearing
    Sado,Where art thou?

  679. Larry June 2nd, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Early SF Giant Bonds was on PEDS? I’d say his 93 season was better than any Arod had offensively. At one time, arguably the geatest defensive leftfielder of alltime. Didn’t he have 500 career steals ? He might not be better than Juinor and Griffey, but he’s right there. Not that PEDS should be a factor when comparing him with Alex. They are both guilty there.

  680. Dave June 2nd, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Kenny just raised a CRITICAL point. Innings limit on Hughes…. I’m sick to my stomach. I understand they’re kind of like training wheels (ok they’re really to protect a starter’s arm). BUT – come ON!

  681. trisha - #28 is on its way!!! June 2nd, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    “Quitting baseball over one blown call? Wow. You have fun with that.”

    Good job getting that out of my post. This particular blown call is the icing on a very huge cake.

  682. merna loy June 2nd, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Out of nowhere, the repetitive first-person singular rears its head.

  683. Larry June 2nd, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Sorry, I meant to say Juinor and Arod, not Griffey. Just out of curiosity, I went to look at Bonds on Baseball Reference. His 1,000 OPS seasons started in 1992 and didn’t stop for the rest of his career. He was not the Hulk until around 2000. PEDS turned him into Superman, he was great without them. Big difference with Arod and him was that Alex was great from the start. Bonds took several years to get there.

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