Game 158: The Last Saturday Of the Regular Season

Happy Saturday! Weekend day games have a way of sneaking on you, don’t they?

Here are the lineups:

Derek Jeter DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte (5-3, 2.71)

Blue Jays
Brett Lawrie 3B
Rajai Davis LF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Yunel Escobar SS
Yan Gomes 1B
Moises Sierra RF
Jeff Mathis C
Adeiny Hechavarria 2B
Anthony Gose LF

LHP Ricky Romero (9-14, 5.76)


Lineups courtesy of the Lohud Yankees blog.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

76 thoughts on “Game 158: The Last Saturday Of the Regular Season

  1. Phil C

    Okay Bibi Netanyahu, let’s see if your theory about red lines works. I’m drawing a red line at prior to one Yankee loss before the season ends. If the Yankees lose I will go to both the UN and NATO and obtain a resolution that will allow the use of force to ensure the Yanks win the division.

    • Professor Longnose

      What will you do if the Yankees blow this bases-loaded no-out situation?

      • Phil C

        I’m pretending there is no one on, that way I won’t be disappointed.

        • Professor Longnose

          We always complain when they don’t get the runners in. Well, they got 2 of them in. They did the job, even if they didn’t break the game open.

  2. Professor Longnose

    OK, Jones. BREAK OUT!

    • Michael

      Still curious to me as to how in the world a guy like Ricky Romero has struggled so mightily this season

      • Phil C

        I wa-wa-wa-wa-wonder
        Ah-why-why-why-why-why he can’t pitch away
        And I wonder where he will stay
        My little runaway, run-run-run-run-runaway

        Apologies to Del Shannon

  3. Michael

    Christ Joe can we give up on Jones? I want to see Melky Mesa and dont really see how in any way shape or form that Andruw Jones can be better.

    • Professor Longnose

      I don’t think Girardi would trust Mesa at this stage in his career, no matter what he does. He’s hoping Jones finds it. If not, he might even still play him.

  4. I predict one strikeout and one doubleplay equals one run scored… Couldn’t be happier to be wrong. I’ll take a sac fly any day.

  5. Phil C

    Well, no RISP hits, but at least they got 2 runs.

  6. We’ve been actually doing well with two out rallies recently. I’m sure glad Joe started Jones, The rally killer, so we can get back to normal.

    • Professor Longnose

      I hope Jones breaks out. That would be a big help.

  7. Phil C

    Damn, but sooner or later Pettitte had to give up a tun.

    • Professor Longnose

      Right after Michael Kay went into this whole thing about Pettitte not giving up home runs.

  8. Professor Longnose

    I didn’t realize Jayson Nix isn’t with the team.

    • Phil C

      Yeah, a problem with his Hip, Hip, Jorge

      • Professor Longnose

        I miss Jorge.

  9. Phil C

    I hope Gomes roams and Andy picks him off.

  10. Professor Longnose

    Bases loaded no one out again. I’ll take 2 more runs.

    Or more.

  11. Phil C

    It’s deja vue all over again!

  12. Michael

    They put in Jeter for his defense apparently. Which is really funny especially at the expense of the DH spot.

  13. Professor Longnose

    If Jones can’t hit that pitch, he can’t hit.

  14. Phil C

    At least Jones didn’t ground into a DP. But he is a complete waste of an AB right now.

  15. Phil C

    This game is making me VERY nervous. Way too many missed opportunities.

    • Professor Longnose

      Andrew Jones, Chris Stewart…

      • Phil C

        I want Frankie V. He knows how to get clutch hits.

        • Professor Longnose

          39 RBIs this year.

  16. Joe can do much better than Jones. Personally I really want to see Dickerson get a few shots. Although it’s a small sampling, his .333/.467/.833 Has earned him at least another look. And when he does get on, he Steals bases. Defensively, he’s far above the 2012 Andruw Jones.

    • Professor Longnose

      I agree. But I don’t think Girardi does.

      • Phil C

        I’ll bet Ibanez gets in the game before C-Dick.

  17. Phil C

    Get some frigging runs for Andy!!!

  18. Professor Longnose

    No more blowing opportunities. I demand runs!

  19. Phil C

    If the Yanks don’t score I’m going to the International Court and charge the Yanks with genocide against their fans. They’re killing us!!

    • Professor Longnose

      You got a case. As long as no Pirates fans testify.

      • Phil C

        Pirating is agin the law. Their fans can’t testify.

  20. Professor Longnose

    Granderson is useless.

    • Phil C

      Hopefully he’s playing Swisher into a new Yankee contract.

  21. Michael

    Come onnn!! The platoon DH thing isnt working. Why is everyone so afraid of using young players on the Yankees? Very frustrating

    • Professor Longnose

      It’s not everyone. It’s Girardi.

  22. Professor Longnose

    The Blue Jays keep trying to give this game away. Will the Yankees take it?

    • Phil C

      In a word, No.

  23. Phil C

    I was hoping for some Ibby pop, but instead got some Ibby poop.

  24. Another blown opportunity with this First and third with one out. OM God, If the Blue Jays didn’t smell blood before, they sure do now. This has loss written all over it now.

  25. Good recovery by the slow acting Grandy.

    • Professor Longnose

      Held the runner, too. Although if he had run, I don’t know if Granderson would have thrown him out.

  26. Phil C

    Was that ball going foul?

    • Professor Longnose

      Michael Kay says yes, the umps say no.

  27. Phil C

    You want to know what this game is doing to me:

    And, they’re coming to take me away, ha, ha
    They’re coming to take me away, ho, ho, hee, hee, ha, ha
    To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time
    And I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats
    And they’re coming to take me away, ha, ha

    Thank you Napoleon XIV

    • Professor Longnose

      I’m crazy
      Crazy for feeling so blue

  28. Stacey Gotsulias

    I’m sick of Boone Logan.

    • Professor Longnose

      Plus a few others.

  29. Phil C

    What happened? Why is Jeter playing SS?

  30. Professor Longnose

    If Jeter was available, why the heck didn’t he start at short? And why didn’t they put another infielder on the roster if Nix was unavailable?

  31. Stacey Gotsulias

    Even if the Yankees wanted to attempt to rally, they couldn’t. Not with this shitty strike zone.

  32. Phil C

    Where was Cano on that? If they didn’t want to win this game they should have forfeited it and save their fans all this aggravation.

    • Michael

      He was playing deep behind second. i dont know of a second baseman fast enough to get over there if they were standing in the same spot. Annoying but well executed play by the Jays to take advantage of the defensive alignment

  33. Michael

    Jeff Mathis: Yankee Killer. Remember in 09 in the playoffs?

  34. Phil C

    Joba has not done well with inherited runners. Thank God for another stupid base runner for the Frozen Custards!

  35. Professor Longnose

    Who had 18 HRs for Rodriguez in the pool?

  36. Oh no leadoff runner is on. This has the smell of a bad inning.

  37. We’ve got two innings to make it happen. To repeat Hey much-publicized fact, we’re 0-66 when behind after eight innings.

  38. Phil C

    Come on Robbie, knock Loup for a loop!

  39. Phil C


  40. Professor Longnose

    2 runs…

  41. Professor Longnose

    He couldn’t have done one of those last inning?

  42. Phil C

    There’s no way the ump could see that!

  43. That’s the ball game. See you guys tomorrow.

    • Phil C

      Pray that the replacement players can beat the birds!

  44. Phil C

    Game and lead over! I simply can’t see the O’s losing to Pawtucket.

    • Professor Longnose

      Can you see the Yankees losing to Pawtucket?

      • Phil C

        They’d love to ruin the Yanks season, so sure.

  45. Phil C

    Now Itchy can end the game with a caught stealing!

  46. Phil C

    I can’t type how mad I am. Chat y’all tomorrow.

  47. Michael


  48. Arno

    We fucking stink. /rant

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