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Game 85: Angels at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 07, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES
Damon DH
Cabrera CF
Jeter SS
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Posasa C
Abreu RF
Cano 2B
Cairo 1B
Clemens RHP (2-3, 4.26)

ANGELS
Willets LF
Figgins 3B
Cabrera SS
Guerrero RF
Matthews CF
Kotchman 1B
Anderson DH
Kendrick 2B
Mathis C
Lackey RHP (11-5, 3.04)

Pregame chatter: Melky Cabrera has played ever day since May 30. He has hit .344 (43 of 125) with 17 RBI and 11 extra-base hits in 34 games. The Melkman is 13 of his last 27 with seven RBI. … Ron Villone’s last five outings: 8.1 1 0 0 1 5.

This is amazing. Mariano Rivera has allowed 14 earned runs so far this season. There have been five entire seasons (’98, ’99, ’02, ’03, ’05) where he allowed 14 or fewer earned runs.

I’m in the clubhouse with the current Yankees, we have other reporters covering Old Timers’ Day. But I do have a few old-timey notes to pass along to you.

A team official came into the clubhouse to give Yogi Berra a credential. “What’s this?” Yogi said. “People know who I am.”

I also had a chance to meet Whitey Ford for the first time, which was pretty cool. I was talking to Yogi and Whitey walked by. “You know Whitey?” Yogi said. I sort of mumbled something. Then Yogi says to Whitey, “This kid is one of the writers.” Whitey shook my hand.

I took that as my cue to let those two guys talk. It’s a good day when you talk to two Hall of Famers and somebody calls you “kid.”

UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: No word on yet on A-Rod’s All-Star status. He said he would say what he is doing after the game. MLB needs to be informed at some point soon so they can find a replacement.

Andy Phillips (neck) is much better but will probably not play until tomorrow.

Spoke to Miguel Cairo for a while about his suicide squeeze bunt last night. “The worst part is you have to put the bat on the ball no matter what,” he said. “High, low, outside, whatever. Even if you have to throw the bat at the ball.”

Cairo said he liked the element of surprise. “We’re the Yankees,” he said. “Nobody expects that. You have to give Joe credit for that one.”

UPDATE, 4:17 p.m.: This from The Associated Press:

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Yankees right-hander Jeff Karstens threw 3 1-3 scoreless innings Saturday in his first minor league rehab start since breaking his right leg two months ago.

Karstens allowed three hits, one walk and struck out two in the Gulf Coast League game against Philadelphia minor leaguers. He is scheduled to join Class-A Staten Island for his next start.

“It was good,” said Karstens, who threw 32 of 48 pitches for strikes. “It’s been two months. I’m just happy to be out there again.”

Karstens was hurt April 28 in a game against Boston. On his first pitch, he was hit on the side of his knee by Julio Lugo’s liner.

UPDATE, 4:41 p.m.: E-mailed Brian Cashman regarding Erubiel Durazo. “Have not signed him,” was the response.

UPDATE, 5:26 p.m.: What a stubborn old man Roger is, it’s great to watch. Steps off the mound and throws over to keeps Willets close like seven times then they pitch out and catch him stealing. The Rocket is such a mentally tough, give-no-quarter guy. He was pumping his fist and glancing back at Willets as he came off the mound.

He has allowed two runs on six hits in his last 14 innings.

UPDATE, 6:02 p.m.: Wow, what a job by Clemens. His velocity faded in the eighth inning but he kept battling and has held a very strong lineup to one run on five hits. If A-Rod hadn’t boxed that ball around in the third inning, he might have a shutout.

Roger’s line in his last two starts: 16 7 2 2 1 4. Keep in mind he is a 44-year-old power pitcher.

They owe it to him to score a run, get Mo in the game and let everybody go home.

UPDATE, 6:14 p.m.: Here is how Roger Clemens charted out velocity-wise:

82: 1
84: 7
85: 13
86: 16
87: 2
88: 2
89: 10
90: 18
91: 20
92: 7
94: 2

So 58 percent of his pitches were 89 mph or above. Those are the four-seam or two-seam fastballs, the rest are pretty much splits. I didn’t see a changeup or a breaking pitch. Maybe one slider.

Just amazing a guy his age can do that.

UPDATE, 6:55 p.m.: 14 runs one day, one the next over 11 innings. Hard to do much when the first three guys in the order get on base a grand total of 2 times in 15 plate appearances.

Now notice, baseball fans, that Mike Scioscia is not using Francisco Rodriguez. You have to save your closer on the road. Ooops. Shows what I know.

What do you figure, A-Rod crushes on in the 12th? I need to get my All-Star break started.

UPDATE, 7:36 p.m.: The five errors for the Yankees are the most since Aug. 8, 2002 when they made five in a 16-inning game against Oakland. The defense cost them both runs, even if the first one was technically earned.

Miguel Cairo is one of those guys who does a lot of good things. But if you use him too much or for too long, he gets exposed. Perhaps he will redeem himself by scoring the tying run here.

Jeter (0 for 4) must be begging for a chance.

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: Francisco Rodriguez is closing in on 40 pitches. This is unchartered waters for him (hence the wildness, perhaps). It’ll be interesting to see if he survives it.

UPDATE, 7:42 p.m.: 5 whiffs for the Melkman. That’s hard to do.

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359 Responses to “Game 85: Angels at Yankees”

  1. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    Leche Caliente !!

  2. fred July 7th, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    come to florida. i love when i go into places and they call me “young man.” compared to many, i am… the hottest thing to hit dunkin donuts in boca since pavano passed through.

  3. Toast July 7th, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Pete, I hope you realize you have the coolest job in the world.

  4. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Pete, I hope you realize you have the coolest job in the world.

    Right next to Sheppard’s

  5. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Sign up Guidry!!!!!!

    He actually doesn’t look that bad

  6. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    While we’re waiting, ARod dominates today’s “Back Page”:http://tinyurl.com/ytoypq

  7. Erkos July 7th, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    where in the world is chuck knoblauch?

  8. YanksFanLV July 7th, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    A couple of things. ESPN classic was just showing game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, man that still gives me goosebumps. 2nd, I met Chuck’s fiance about a week ago, pretty cool stuff.

  9. Brooklyn July 7th, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Cerone is frisky out there

  10. Tony July 7th, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    great stories about Yogi, thanks for sharing kid.

  11. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    so phillips is still bothered by his neck?? is he available, though?

  12. Go NYR July 7th, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    It was nice to finally hit the Angels around a little bit last night. Lets hope we can do it again to day

  13. TKinDC July 7th, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    I am kind of surprised Andy Phillips is letting a sore neck keep him out. Torre had just named him the everyday 1B.

    Cairo has been a nice fill-in for the fill-in though.

  14. nyystadiuminsider.com NICK July 7th, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Mo didn’t deserve an earned run the other day. That one was on Jeter.

  15. steve July 7th, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    I don’t get why Phillips has to be declared the everyday first baseman. Cairo has played fantastically well in the field, and since he’s been playing 1B he often seems to come through with big hits. Phillips has played and hit reasonably well too, of late, but Torre has it in his head that Cairo is not an everyday player and Phillips is. I don’t see why. Why not keep them both active, play them both a fair amount, and see ride the one or the other who might be hot for a stretch of time. Cairo gives you more speed and bunting ability than Phillips does; Phillips has more power. While Cairo continues to play so well, why declare that he’s going to ride the bench?

    Phillips had plenty of opportunity in the past to claim 1B, and he never did it. Why just hand it to him after a week or so of decent hitting?

  16. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Phillips had plenty of opportunity in the past to claim 1B, and he never did it. Why just hand it to him after a week or so of decent hitting?

    What opportunity are you talking about? The only time he really got consistent playing time last year he was one of the best offensive players on the team during June

  17. sfdc July 7th, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Pete – have you heard anything about the signing of Erubiel Durazo?

  18. River Ave Report July 7th, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    LET’S GO YANKEES

  19. steve July 7th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Why pick out the one month he did well? June? OK, Phillips hit .165 in July, with even more AB’s! He hit .240 last year, with a ton of K’s, and seemed to get worse rather than better.

  20. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Clemens, the old timers game ended about an hour ago

  21. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Hope the weather is good today… It is crazy hot here in Denver. Friggin nuts.

    Today’s line: Clemens 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB 1 HR

    If the Yanks can get to Lachey early, that may bode well for them.

    Fingers crossed.

  22. David July 7th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    The reason Torre makes Phillips the everyday 1B is because Cairo most certainly IS a utility player. With Phillips on the bench, he doesn’t have someone who can play EVERY position on the field. Cairo can.

  23. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Good things happen when Marvelous Miguel Cairo starts and plays. I expect good things to happen today.

  24. CB July 7th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    We all love Scott Brosius but when he introduced the starting line up on FOX he said, “hitting second in center field Miguel Cabrrera.” The melk man is still flying under the radar though it would be nice to think of Miguel Cabrrera in pinstripes.

  25. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    nice hit BOBBY !!!

  26. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    big AB for DAMON HERE ….!!!

  27. Go Tampa Bay July 7th, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    LET’S GO DEVIL RAYS

  28. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    OK….TB is not even playing now…are you ON something ???

  29. anti-TigersFan July 7th, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Can’t ’till tomorrow: 2007 Cy Young DiceK vs. 2007 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers.

  30. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    The melk man is still flying under the radar though it would be nice to think of Miguel Cabrrera in pinstripes.

    Yeah, but that means A-Rod is gone so not so much

  31. David July 7th, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    I miss SJ44 on this board.

  32. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    I miss SJ44 on this board.

    Me to, anyone know why he stopped coming on?

  33. anti-TigersFan July 7th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    oh no, did that play hurt Roger’s hamstrings?

  34. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Clemens is a unbelievable pitcher.

    he can still do it and will be 45 in less then a month..

    mindboggling..

  35. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Stuart, I am in awe of him to he is the definition of HoF’er

  36. Andrea July 7th, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    I can’t tell if gameday is behind. What inning is it?

  37. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Gameday is right it is the top of the 5th

  38. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Quick game isn’t it?

  39. sunny615 July 7th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Hey Pete

    Feinsand was blogging about the fact that Arod was sucking up to Angels manager Mike Scioscia after beating them saying basically, how gritty they were and how it’s a tribute to Scioscia:

    Asked about the Yankees’ huge 14-9 win, A-Rod replied, “It just tells you how tough and competitive a team those guys are over there; that’s a tribute to Mike Scioscia. They never stop.�

    Is this just arod buttering up the opt-out to the angels?
    Where you there? What’s you’re take?

  40. TKinDC July 7th, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    There is some connection between Boras and the Halos. Boras apparently lives a couple of blocks away from their park and has season tickets.

    Artie Moreno has had a man-crush on A-Rod for a while and the concern is he will pull a Tom Hicks/Ranger type move to tempt our proud Yankee crowd favorite (a little sarcasm).

    Oh, and Scioscia is a rock-solid manager.

  41. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Clemens is a great athlete. the guy is my age…the double play in the 5th and the slidestop at 1st in the 4th inning. he also became a decent hitter in the NL..

    We need some runs how long can Roger keep this up.. He is about 50 pitches after 5….

  42. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    SJ44 said he was going on vacation. Not that anyone cares, but I was on vacation too, just back today. With no Yankee games to watch, my blood pressure, sanity and relationship with my wife improved.

    However I must admit I missed the boys quite a bit, i think we need to win these last two games going into the break. Too bad we have not been able to make up games on Cleveland, still a ways to go.

    Luckily the next 29 games after the break are all against bad teams, the Yankees better take advantage and win at least 20.

  43. Jay July 7th, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    Hey Pete,
    I just wanted to check to make sure the yankees have access to the same stats and info that Fox does. Fox showed Garrett Anderson’s hot zones and he was hitting balls low and away at an average of over .400 but was hitting balls in other areas really poorly. Then they throw him several pitches in a row down and away and he hits a double. Next at bat they go down and away again and he gets another hit. I know that pitchers don’t want to predictably throw away from hitters’ hot zones but they seemed to be going after Anderson low and away and that just makes so sense to me. The Yankees must have those statistics, right?

  44. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Wow, Lackey is just filthy today

  45. EB July 7th, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    “There is some connection between Boras and the Halos.”

    My understanding is that the Angels will not negotiate with Boras. They stopped talking with Jarrod Washburn after he hired Boras. They only signed Jared Weaver after he took their offer at the last second, reportedly against Boras’ advice.

  46. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Melky is having a tough day.

    we need to try to make him throw more pitches….

    jeez….

    the angels had 1 guy in scoring position the whole game and he scored…

  47. anti-TigersFan July 7th, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    E-mailed Brian Cashman regarding Erubiel Durazo. “Have not signed him,� was the response.

    Brian probably hasn’t gotten the word yet.

  48. sfdc July 7th, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    Keep the ARod comments in context. He was asked a question about how the Angels play the Yanks tough. Since the Angels are the only team with a winning record vs. the Torre Yankees, what was he supposed to say. The constant inferences to each sentence ARod says has got to stop. At this point it’s tough to say if he’ll stay or go. If the decision is purely for money, Cash said the contract ARod has now is the one that would remain. Considering he is having a career first half, maybe all parties will reconsider. The skepticism from the fan base will certainly do more harm than good.

  49. TKinDC July 7th, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    No agent with half a brain would let A-Rod stay in his current contract w/o an extension. It is simple math that he is worth more than the remaining balance of his deal if he is on the open market.

    The only question is whether the Yanks can use that Texas Ranger money to give themselves an advantage financially.

  50. TKinDC July 7th, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    Just to be clear I hope they work out an extension and use $30 of Ranger-bucks.

  51. Andrea July 7th, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    what’s with all these pickoff attempts? He’s done this before. It’s not a good thing.

  52. sunny615 July 7th, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    that’s why all the pitchouts

  53. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Nice call by Torre, he really is paying attention

  54. sunny615 July 7th, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Willits is a speed threat and if he steals second, or runs during a Orlando hit, he can score from first. Clemens was keeping him honest and preventing any scoring opportunities.

  55. sunny615 July 7th, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    hmmm… seems like the teams needs to start seeing more pitches up and down the lineup.

  56. sfdc July 7th, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    TK – I agree. From an agent standpoint (esp. Boras) he will want ARod to opt out. Why wouldn’t he – there is more money to be made for ARod and Boras. Good point about the Rangers money considering ARod isn’t the highest paid player by the Yankees.

    Is he worth the money…tough question. He had the durability and talent, but more money means more expectations, something he has had trouble dealing with in the past. He has adapted to his current deal, but the a higher salary will surely ratchet up the pressure.

  57. Andrea July 7th, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    but it was a LOT of pickoff attempts. Does gameday tell you when it’s a pitch out? does anyone know?

  58. sunny615 July 7th, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Gameday does tell when it’s a pickoff attempt (thrown from the mound) vs a pitchout (thrown to the catcher purposefully outside the strike zone).

  59. Andrea July 7th, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    I know it says when it’s a pickoff. I’ve seen that. But does it differentiate between ball and pitch out?

  60. Matthew July 7th, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    With Lackey, they want to swing early when hes throwing his get me over breaking pitches or fastballs, before he gets 2 strikes and throws that devastating breaking pitch. I know it sounds good to try to work him, but watch the game, its not practical with Lackey.

  61. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    I know it says when it’s a pickoff. I’ve seen that. But does it differentiate between ball and pitch out?

    Yes

  62. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    The annopuncers are pretty good

  63. Doreen July 7th, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    I have a question:

    How many times, after a game where the Yankees have scored, say, 10 or more runs, have they absolutely struggled to score the next game? It seems to happen 100% of the time, but I must be wrong, right?

    Where could I find that kind of information, and then the information about baseball in general? How often do teams score 10 or more runs in one game followed by a game where they score 3 or fewer?

  64. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Where could I find that kind of information, and then the information about baseball in general? How often do teams score 10 or more runs in one game followed by a game where they score 3 or fewer?

    Elias specializez in that sort of useless information

  65. TKinDC July 7th, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    They should change Elias’ name to Seamheads Anonymous, those folks need an intervention. :)

  66. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    We’re going to blow this opportunity and go on to lose aren’t we?

  67. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    So far you could argue that Joe has managed pretty well. But who wants to bet that if the game goes to the 9th tied, Joe will NOT send in Mo and try to save him… And in Yankees fashion, see the lead evaporate and lose 2-1.

  68. Matthew July 7th, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Thought maybe we shoulda run for Posada there after Abreu K’d, obviously now even more, but anyone else thinking with me?

  69. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Yea they breaking pitch from lackey is great but it is a ball every time..good AB’s for the clutch guys abreu and cano.. was there any chance cano was going to get the run in?

    Strike 2 was head high, he is a moron.. He followed up his smart baserunning last night with that really smart AB..

    Jorge is a bad baserunner it is amazing that he got picked off, where was he going???

    terrible inning

  70. Huuz July 7th, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    what a joke of an inning. leadoff double and we can’t manufacture a run…?

    great job abreu, can’t bunt to save his life.

  71. Andrea July 7th, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Holy crap. Clemens’s pitch count is amazing.

  72. kd July 7th, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Clemens looks like he can go nine today. I’m actually beginning to have hope for the second half of the season.

  73. Tseng July 7th, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    I don’t really like our chances of manufacturing any runs against Shields and K. Will Torre use Mo? It makes sense to me with the break coming up. Unfortunately, using Mo this year hasn’t been a guarantee of no runs scoring.

  74. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Clemens is dealing today. That is at least the third time he went 3-1 on a batter only to come back and strike him out or get an out….

    If he doesn’t get the win today, he should demand an extra $5 mil…. No excuse to lose today.. Clemens has done the job.

  75. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    Atta Boy Rog!!!!!!!

    Now if only Pettitte and Mussina, and Igawa could grow some fuzz on their peaches and throw like this.

  76. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    Ok, this is a game we now have to win. We get two at bats in regulation, Ana gets one. Let’s score here, bring on Mo and start our Saturday nights in a good mood.

  77. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    Now THAT’S Rocket fuel !!

    50 is the new 30

  78. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Jeff NJ… Can hear the scotch chillin’ right now.

  79. gargoyle July 7th, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    I see a leadoff double and I think – maybe they can get 3 or 4 runs runs and drive Lackey out of the game.

    Torre sees a leadoff double and thinks – maybe we can get one run and hold on by our fingernails for a 2-1 win.

  80. Andrew July 7th, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    I thought that was a single for sure. Great play by Kendrick.

  81. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    Come on guys, we need a run

    Would you leave in Clemens or bring in Rivera?

  82. Katie July 7th, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    We just need to score a run or 2 and get Mo in. Roger has pitched a great game. We can’t let this gem go to waste.

  83. louisiana-j July 7th, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    Hmmm…we missed you too, Jeff NJ

  84. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    Enter Sandman!!!!!!!!!

  85. Andrew July 7th, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    We have to win in the bottom of the ninth, otherwise, we’re done for. The Yankees will lose in extra innings.

  86. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Unreal, now I’m hearing about Erubial Durazo!?!

    Once again, like Shea Hillenbrand, why the heck would the Yankees even entertain bringing in a fat turd like Durazo. The guy hasn’t had even a decent season since 2001 and I don’t recall him having one before that.

    Is Cairo not just as good of an option?

  87. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    I think we’re done for anyway

  88. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    thanks LA. Can we be seeing another A Rod 9th inning winner today?

  89. Jeff July 7th, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    What happened to Erubiel Durazo? Did he get released by someone? I didn’t know he was still in the game.

  90. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Stars are aligning for A-Rod to be the hero in the 9th inning again….

  91. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    Oh great, walk Guerrerro

  92. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Exit Light
    Enter Night

  93. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Larry, you know what’s sad about the pursuit of Durazo is that if the Yankees had only kept Carlos Pena, we would have our first base answer for free. I’m hoping they just throw out rumors like Shea and Durazo to bring down the price of someone they really want.

  94. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Whew! Escaped one…..

  95. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    It is moot point now, but did you notice how slow Cano was to his left and the ball just scooted under him?

  96. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    “Everyone has to remember that Clemens is 44 going on 45. He’s not what he was the last time he was here.” ~ Mike Mussina, 5/7/07, NYT.

  97. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Mariano needs to go 2 innings he threw about 10 pitches in the 9th. after sunday he will be off for 4 days..

    they need him 2 innings

  98. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Durazo got released by the A’s most recently because he was about as useful as tits on a boar.

  99. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    they do not need Durazo he is just like Giambi but not as good. I only get him if it is for sure Giambi is done for the yr. else pass, he cannot field, but has a good eye and power….

  100. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    3,4,5 up this inning. If you can’t do it now, you may not.

    ACT LIKE A MAN!!!!!

  101. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    Why did Scioscia bring in Shields? I`ll take it

  102. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Nice call Dr. Acula….

    Apparently running your mouth is not taught at STanford… Ask Condoleeza Rice….

  103. Katie July 7th, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Be the hero Arod?

  104. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Stuart,

    Durazo sucks any which way you cut it.

    Useless and pointless.

  105. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Jeter terrible AB..No excuse

  106. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    With the hammy issue, will A-Rod be asked to steal? Hope he can steal.

  107. Peter Abraham July 7th, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    Fellas, read the update. They did not sign Durazo.

  108. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    Ya, Jeter did have a terrible at bat…whatever happened to patience at the plate, especially when everyone knows that the Angel bullpen is far greater than that of NY.

  109. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    bonus cantos. Great. Anyway, big advantage being the home team in extra inning games, we better capitalize.

  110. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    shields compared to Farnsworth that is all you need to know. the guy has not given a run up in 17 appearances, farnsworth has not gotten the side out in order5 times this yr!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    what a difference

  111. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    Why is Matsui trying to pull everything… Dumbass go with the pitch.

  112. mark July 7th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    wow John Sterling is a moron. He just got me soooo excited about that Posada flyout.

  113. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Peter, we read the update.

    The point is, why would they even consider doing it? Perhaps you asked him out of the blue, but I assume you heard some rumors.

  114. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Jeff NJ big advantage for home team except ours because our pen sucks.. the angels have a great pen and can run there way into a score..

    Let’s hope for the best…….

  115. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Well thats the game

  116. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Mike NYY,

    It ain’t over til its over.

  117. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Well, I`ve been wrong before :D

  118. Cumberberg July 7th, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Wow! That was awesome. And Mo can come out for a third inning.

  119. YankeesLuv July 7th, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Okay tell me what the heck Jeter was doing bottom of the 9th??? A BUNT? He is a .340 hitter and he tries to bunt? with Arod coming up? Jeter gave a easy out and with 1 out and no one on Arod got nothing to hit! ughhh.

  120. harley July 7th, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Wow. I understand the glass is half empty for some. But some of ya’ll don’t even have a glass.

    This is a game to be won. Full stop.

    (Hey, on this day of sevens, it can’t hurt to be optimistic.)

  121. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Mike NYY relax on the negative. you bail out all the time it is a little much.

    cano is a knucklehead but he is great on that play

  122. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Jeter was trying to emulate Abrue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  123. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Sorry :)

  124. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Watch as Cairo hits a walk off making me look like an idiot

  125. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Ok now that Mo is gone… Officially scared. Farnsy cannot lose this.

  126. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    Ok now that Mo is gone… Officially scared. Farnsy cannot lose this.

    Sure Rivera won’t stay in?

  127. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    Cairo and a walk off that would be a miracle.. how about another zero from our pen… mariano only threw 14 pitches…….

  128. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Never mind, Gameday just updated. I`d rather use Proctor than Farnsworth though.

  129. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Well, show some faith. Both Vizcaino and Fransy have been Ok lately.

  130. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    As they say, Ain’t looking good now.

  131. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Cairo and a walk off that would be a miracle.. how about another zero from our pen… mariano only threw 14 pitches…….

    That would be a super miracle :D

  132. Cumberberg July 7th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    I don’t get it. Mo threw 14 pitches. We’re heading into the all-star break. Why not send him out again???

  133. alex July 7th, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    why not vizcaino? especially since torre has been constantly talking about “trusting” vizcaino in late inning situations.

  134. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    I don’t know why they couldn’t let Mo go a little longer, he’s getting three days scheduled days off for just about the first time in his career starting monday.

  135. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    “I don’t get it. Mo threw 14 pitches. We’re heading into the all-star break. Why not send him out again???”

    you know joe, its kind of his thing

  136. Cumberberg July 7th, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    you know if it’d been proctor (or sturtze for that matter) in this situation, joe would’ve kept him in until the game was over!

  137. alex July 7th, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    watching farnsworth for me has always been strange. it’s like the hitters have absolutely no fear of whatever speed he throw s (95, 97, etc); even his outs seem to be lineouts. other guys who throw this hard seem to overpower hitters a lot more.

  138. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Always got to make interesting don’t you Farns.

  139. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    what the hell was that???????
    SH************T

  140. alex July 7th, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    it’s these mental mistakes that are so hard to put up with.

  141. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Yanks top of the line needs to close the game now.
    Again A-Rod has a chance for the dramtics.
    Hopefully, Jeter does well goes on base for A-Rod.

  142. Cumberberg July 7th, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    oh thank god! we MUST score a freakin run here.

  143. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    I am ready to pitch…gimme a glove !!!

  144. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    you better have made him pop it up

  145. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Lol, whos negative now? :D

  146. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Read somewhere that he is a black belt. Wouldn’t you think that if that were true he would have more friggin discipline? Unless his Sinse is the dude from karate kid – not Mr. Miagi

  147. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    here is where it ends….THE YANKEEEEEEEEEEES WIN !!!

  148. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Damon has to be the catalyst he is expected to be in this inning.

  149. joe July 7th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    we will win in this ining yankees win the yankees winnnnn

  150. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Come on Melky, be the sparkplug.

  151. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Why can’t Melky swing the bat when he has seen the exact same fastball in the past two innings from Shields!

  152. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    a hit for the melkman

  153. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Nice Melky!

  154. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    c’mon jeter, lets get on

  155. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    He did. He heard you!!!

  156. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    Steal here?

  157. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Jeter has to bring A-rod to plate.
    DP is one thing he should not do now.

  158. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    That a way Captain.

  159. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    why jeter, why?
    way to kill the inning

  160. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    This game is on Jeter if we lose.

  161. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    BBFan….that was ALL YOUR FAULT !!!

  162. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    DP? Ugh

    I have a bad feeling about Proctor if he pitches. Let’s hope he doesn’t walk in another run…

  163. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Jeter walks on water. He can do no wrong! Just kidding.

  164. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    dang….who do we bring out for the next inning???…how about IGAWA ???(wink)

  165. haha July 7th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    the yankees suck so much when it goes to extra innings. ever since 2004 in the alcs everyone tries to hit a homerun to win the game, its disgusting!

  166. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    DP? Ugh

    I have a bad feeling about Proctor if he pitches. Let’s hope he doesn’t walk in another run…

    Yeah, wa;lking in runs are bad

  167. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    GW, don’t even say that.
    do you know what saying stuff like that can do?

  168. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    BBFan…you just HAD to mention the DP…right ???…couldn’t resist taking the title of Negative Nancy today, could ya ???

  169. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    pick your poison….he comes VIZZY ???…(gulp) !!!

  170. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    I’m calling out all you clowns who think Matsui is an overrated outfielder.

    He has looked pretty good today if you ask me.

  171. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    holy schneikies.!!!…oK…that was close !

  172. Cumberberg July 7th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Alan — That’s Gator on the phone. Get off you a$$ and start throwing. You’re going in next.

  173. Bozo The Clown July 7th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    HI..I am Bozo the Clown…I think Matsui is overrated…

  174. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Don’t worry.
    Jeter’s best buddy on earth, A-Rod will bail him out with a walkoff some thing.

  175. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    nice k, viz

  176. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    BOZO !!!…sweet !!!

  177. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Ok to go from a 92mph rising fastball to an 84mph breaking ball… sick!

  178. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Well, Bozo, your legit clownness affords you the exception.

    Thank you.

  179. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Yeah, it is my fault. It is not jeter’s.
    Sorry negative Nancy, I put you on the spot!!!!

  180. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Wow, for some strange reason I just thought of Brad Fullmer.

    Let’s see, Shea Hillenbrand, Erubiel Durazo…Brad Fullmer.

    PETE!!! Is that the answer??? FULLMER!!! He is about as washed up as Harold Ramis.

  181. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    I’m still confident we get this game. Make a winner out of Vizcaino.

  182. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    AROD is coming up
    i calling a walkoff monster shot into the black

  183. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    No way A-Rod hits a Homerun here. Not a chance.

    Marvelous Miguel Cairo has a better shot a game winning home run than A-Rod does.

  184. TKinDC July 7th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    You know Torre is sitting there thinking , “Wow, that is what managers try to do when they have a bench”

  185. JRVJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    FYI (during this mid-inning break) – The Statue of Liberty did not get picked as one of the 7 wonders of the world.

    Besides the Egyptian Giza Pyramids (which were grandfathered in), the 7 wonders are the Taj Mahal, the Great Chinese Wall, Machu Picchu, the Roman Coliseum, the City of Petra in the Jordanian desert, the Pyramid at Chichen Itza (in Mexico) and the Cristo Cordovado statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Apparently, Jeter was almost in as a Wonder of the World until last innings DP.

  186. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    The pitching just keeps bending but it won’t break

  187. BX 12 Fordham Road July 7th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    got to end it now, the Yankee pen is like watching a drunk chasing a balloon on a cliff….

  188. alex July 7th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    it’s really impressive to see the bullpen pitching with so much more confidence. as long as they’re not walking people, they are pretty reliable. the guys do have good stuff.

  189. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Check that, I wouldn’t mind a Matsui HR. :)

  190. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    PREDICTION:

    We all agree A-Rod will opt out at the end of the year. He hits a game winning HR to increase the amount the Angels will pay him from $30 Mil to $35 mil

  191. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Larry, please don’t bash Harold Ramis. He was one of the best comedy writers of the 90′s with Stripes and Groundhog’s Day. Most recently he played Seth Rogan’s dad in Knocked Up and he was hysterical. Ok now back to baseball.

  192. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    man, i just hate k-rod’s delivery
    its too herky-jerky

  193. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    Visited the Pyramid at Chichen Itza (in Mexico)last month. Can not beleive it was picked ahead of Statue of Liberty. Same goes for some others too.

  194. Green Tea Torre July 7th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    note to joe: regardless of how this game turns out, it’s ok to use your closer on the road in a tie game, particularly if you’re playing to win.

  195. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    PREDICTION:

    We all agree A-Rod will opt out at the end of the year. He hits a game winning HR to increase the amount the Angels will pay him from $30 Mil to $35 mil

    The Angels don’t negotiate with Boras though

  196. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    damn, arod
    you were supposed to go deep

  197. Green Tea Torre July 7th, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    arod is so un-clutch! ;)

  198. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    “We all agree A-Rod will opt out at the end of the year.”

    I do not.

    He will extend the contract with Yankees, IF, Joe is not the manager and he is made co-captain.

  199. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    K-Rod wants nothing to do with Matsui.

    Intimidating baby.

  200. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    He has a sick curve

  201. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    co-captain? my azz

  202. BX 12 Fordham Road July 7th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    K-Rod goes two ?

    Great Wall of China is amazing, did a hike along the wall last year

  203. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Ok my prediction sucks… Matsui will strike out

  204. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    I do not.

    He will extend the contract with Yankees, IF, Joe is not the manager and he is made co-captain.

    Or if the Yankees win the WS and he contributes to it. If not then Joe will definitely not be the MGR. I doubt he would be co-captain though

  205. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    c’mon, jorge
    hope that reggaeton hyped you up a little, i want to hear sterling say “jorge juiced one”

  206. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Matsui has blazing wheels. Double will score him baby!

  207. YankeesLuv July 7th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Arod for co-captain. :)

  208. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Dang it

    Why not pinch run with Thompson for Matsui and than steal

  209. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    if they name arod co-captain (the chances of that are slim to none), that’ll be a slap in jeter’s face

  210. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    c’mon F-Rod…LOSE THE GAME…YOU CHOKE ARTIST !!!

  211. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    forget the homer
    GET A HIT JORGE, GET A HIT

  212. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    Melissa,

    I am only guessing.
    However, if co-captain is what is going to close the deal the Yanks will agree.
    Look at what Boras did with Veritek with Boston.

  213. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    $100 says Abreu strikes out here.

  214. YankeesLuv July 7th, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Jeter will get over it.

  215. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    it would really suck if arod asks to be co-captain.
    its kind of tradition to be named captain, not oblige someone’s request to be named captain.

    i think i’d lose all respect for arod if something like that happens

  216. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    and we go to the 13th

  217. YankeesLuv July 7th, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    I don’t think Arod should ask to be co captain I think the Yankees should offer it to him. :)

  218. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    A Rod would never ask to be captain. He wants one thing, more money, ie extended contract and if possible more money from the Yankees over the next 3 years.

  219. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    the yankees wouldn’t do that, they love jeter

  220. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Everyone realizes with each inning that goes, Yanks chances of losing increase dramatically.

  221. Vinny July 7th, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Can anyone say “Frustrating”.

  222. Larry July 7th, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    A-Rod will opt out because he is Boras’s money-monkey.

    I am fine if he walks on account of money. I don’t need that kind of player on my favorite team.

    Game over.

  223. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    if we don’t score in the bottom of the inning, this game is going in the loss column

    great, a leadoff double

  224. YankeesLuv July 7th, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    what does it have to do with loving jeter he would still be co captain. Two of my favorite players would be co captain of the Yankees, kinda sweet.

  225. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    That is it.. Game over.. Yanks will lose 2-1… this is why they will not make the playoffs. So frustrated.

  226. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    Colorado Yank…try a little POSITIVE THINKING !!!

  227. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    It is not over until it is over!!!

  228. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Let’s go VIZZY !!!….BEAR DOWN, PAL !!!

  229. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    K rod 22 pitches last inning 11 strikes and he gets out of it..

    he hardly ever throws strikes, unbeleivable..

    another error…

  230. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuk

  231. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    BUTTERFINGERS
    dammit

  232. Colorado Yank July 7th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    Game over… good night all.

  233. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    what the ?????????

  234. haha July 7th, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    pathetic loss again, burn this team to the ground

  235. Voice of Reason July 7th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Cairo ONCE AGAIN shows why he CANNOT be the Yankees everyday 1st baseman

  236. JRVJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Ok, now we have to get 2 runs in the bottom of the 13th.

    We’ll do it.

  237. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    it is like a man against boys on how the angels cvapitalize and there pen.. what a friggin joke.

    this is why they are 15 games below in 1 run games you all are watching IT… No lutch hitting, and a bad PEN..The pen held it together for 4 innings a near miracle but oooppps.

    The angel 8th inning guy went 3 innings our 8th inning guy could never ever go 3 innings… there it is.. talk about getting more DH’s and sluggers it is the PEN MORONS..

  238. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    I guess it is over before it is over….
    We will have the weakest part of our batting order and no bench in the bottom of the inning.

  239. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    NOBODY has it easy winning a game when you commit FIVE FREAKIN’ ERRORS….that is just sad !…we got the bottom of the inning though….NEVER SAY DIE !!!

  240. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    haha, you do know we still get to hit, right?

  241. Mike NYY/Negative Nancy July 7th, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Terrible terrible loss, 5 freaking errors. 5 freaking errors

  242. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    nice bunt, Reggie…YOU BUM !!!

  243. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    LOL….Negative Nancy finally admits her true feelings !!!

  244. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    We can still win but all I aqm saying is this should not be a suprise.. Cairo has to work on the throw to the pitcher covering..

    Mike the negative guy must be about 9 yrs old and plays with dolls…

  245. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    yes, 5 ERRORS IS REALLY PATHETIC

  246. boj July 7th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Pete’s man crush with an error! But how could that be? He’s the second greatest defensive first baseman in history of baseball!

  247. Mike NYY/Negative Nancy July 7th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    How did Torre not bring in Proctor after the leadoff double?

    So many blown opportunities. This game has been the Yankees season

  248. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Two runs would be great, but let us get one run to keep the game alive.

  249. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Do NOT blame this game on Marvelous Miguel Cairo.

    The offense is on full blame for this game. 13 innings and 1 run? C’mon.

  250. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    what are the odds are the brain surgeon Cano swinging at the 1st pitch which will be a ball???

    What is the odds????

  251. xryanx July 7th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    If Cairo does the right thing and just eat that ball we’re probably still tied.

  252. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Why would he bring in Proctor? So he could walk in a run?

  253. Alan / Positive Patty July 7th, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    OK…Cano needs to lean into the first pitch and walk to first…THEN, Cairo hits the Walkoff….THE YANKEES WIN !

  254. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Mike NY be quiet on the Proctor 2nd guess. Stop whining you woosie….

    Our lack of cluthc hitting and pen that’s there weakness. Look at the angel runs scored and lack of power. they are more opportunistic then we are…

  255. JRVJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    I don’t know how Andy Philips’ neck is doing, but I think it’s a good time for him to come in as a pinch hitter.

    BTW – I have a good feeling about this half inning….

  256. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Just got back from dinner and saw the score. Rodriguez is probably tired now and might be a bit wild. We still have a shot

  257. xryanx July 7th, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    The Yankees faced a lot of good pitching today. Lackey was great, Shields was filthy, and K-Rod is no slouch himself. They didn’t cash in on a lot of opportunities but they’re not getting mowed down by scrubs.

  258. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    alright, miggy
    JD, LETS GO

  259. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Cairo got a hit. C’mon Damon, pretend it’s 2004.

  260. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    stolen base for miggy

  261. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Sweet, nnice move by Torre

  262. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Cairo with the steal! Redemption, your name is Miguel

  263. JRVJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Damon is going to get a double and drive in a run, I feel it….

  264. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    wild pitch, Miggy to 3rd. Fly ball ties it now!

  265. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    johnny,
    get the runner home get the runner home

  266. Global Warming / Neutral Neddy July 7th, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Miguel Cairo singe. Stolen Base. Wild pitch to Third.

    Man Marvelous Miguel Cairo you are MVP!!!

    Now if only you could pitch…

    Damon you better hit a Sac Fly!!

  267. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    All we need is a long fly from Damon. Can he do it?

  268. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    F-Rod is ready to FUDGE UP the SAVE !!!

  269. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    man, my pulse is doing laps

  270. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Damon bb, it’s the Melkman’s time to deliver!

  271. JRVJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Ok, Damon has to steal second here, both to avoid a DP and to maybe get Molina to throw the ball away….

  272. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    here we go Yankees…HERE WE GO !!! (boom-boom)

  273. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Damon should steal 2nd.

  274. Vinny July 7th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Can you say “Implode Halo’s ????”

  275. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    melkman, i need a special delivery…NOW

  276. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Jeter might get a chance for redemption. That’s always nice.

    Prediction: Melkman down on K. Jeter singles.

  277. Josh July 7th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    HEY GUYS! im at a bar postingt his on my brand new iphone!! GO YANKEES COME BACK AGAINST KROD!!

  278. Vinny July 7th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Frankie nervous

  279. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    suicide squeeze here?

  280. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    the fake to third, fake to first never works
    throw it home F-ROD

  281. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Melky will hit double and the game is over…..

  282. Alan July 7th, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    pitchout ???? nice…thanks for the pitch…FUDGE-ROD !!!

  283. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    GW, why are you predicting a strikeout? we are down a run in extras

  284. Vinny July 7th, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    COME ON YANKS

  285. TKinDC July 7th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    I just got back from my frustration beer run – - – good work guys!!!!!

  286. greg July 7th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    damn.

  287. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    GW, THAT WAS YOUR FAULT
    5 KS FOR MELKY

  288. Vinny July 7th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Can you say Yanks implode

  289. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    ugly game for Melky. Again it comes down to Jeter. He is another in need of redemption.

  290. Johnny B July 7th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    send damon

  291. BX 12 Fordham Road July 7th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    DAMN IT ! 5 Ks !

  292. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    c’mon captain
    this is your time to shine

  293. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    The spotlight finds Jeter again, third time.
    He needs to deliver.

  294. JRVJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Jets, time to atone for that DP earlier in the game.

    You can do it, cappy.

  295. xryanx July 7th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Can someone tell Melky that the curveball in the dirt is not a strike?

  296. Vinny July 7th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    DONE MUTTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  297. Jeff NJ July 7th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    shoot. Oh well Wang tomorrow.

  298. Global Warming July 7th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Caberera with 5 K’s today?

    That is outrageous, disgusting, preposterous.

    I will now sulk. Night all.

  299. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    first pitch swinging, jeter, WTF is wrong with you

  300. Alan, now Neg Nancy II July 7th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    fudge !

  301. Cumberberg July 7th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    so frustrating!

    we’ll get ‘em tomorrow and take the series.

  302. Vinny July 7th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    A PLATINUM SOMBRERO for MELKY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  303. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    Well, the fat lady just sang.
    The game is over.

    Let us take the game tomorrow and win the series.

  304. Voice of Reason July 7th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    wow don’t think I hated a team as much as I hate this version of Yankee Sally’s

  305. Alan, now Neg Nancy II July 7th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    man I HATE F-ROD with a PASSION…that lucky SOB !!!

  306. haha July 7th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    melky sucks and jeter isn’t much better. time to disband this team this game is a prime example of why this season is AWFUL.

    k-rod is BEGGING the yankees to help him blow the game and we cant do anything because our zillion dollar team all tries to hit 700 foot homeruns so they can be on baseball tonight. pathetic.

  307. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    i really hate k-rod and that damn celebration he has on the mound after every game he closes out

  308. Voice of Reason July 7th, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Melky 5 K’s can’t hit a flyball another player who should not be in a Yankee starting lineup

  309. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    haha, STFU

  310. Vinny July 7th, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    Frustrating Loss

  311. Chris July 7th, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    I think it might be time to explore other options for Cabrera. He doesn’t seem to be a solid everyday player for the Yankees.

  312. Scooter July 7th, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    Just don’t understand how Damon doesn’t steal 2nd during the Melky at-bat. I don’t see the Angels throwing through with Cairo on 3rd

    A really tough loss… ARod’s bobble killed in the 3rd… and the failure of Cano to advance Posada to 3rd after the leadoff double stands out as the 2nd biggest failure of the game

  313. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Is the results a big suprise????

    In a year of many excruciating losses here is another one.

    1st and 3rd one out and you know the rest.

    they have to kill teams because this team as is CANNOT WIN CLOSE GAMES.

    It is a fact after 82 games.. cano, abreu, and others cannot get a hit when it coutns and the pen stinks….

    yeah let’s talk the next 2 days about power hitters and other nonsense.. how about the angels used a bench of ; haynes(fast as hell), molina, the 1b from Cuba who can hit and on and on..

    we have a bench of the 3 blind mice; nieves, thompson, and today phillips.. we have 13 Friggin pitchers on the roster what a joke…

    Pete why does no one ask them about this????????????????//

    Normal teams do not have 13 pitchers.. Farnsworth threww 9 pitches today, can he go Sunday? Or is it back to back games.

    ANOTHER TERRIBLE LOSS, ABOUT 8 THIS YR…………….

  314. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Well, folks you really expected to sweep Angels, a much better team than Yankees at this time?

    If we win tomorrow and take the series it will be still a good achievement.

  315. Scooter July 7th, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    But I have to say one more thing – given the way Melky has played over the last month, killing him for today is just a joke. I don’t see how a real fan who watches this team day in and day out takes that kind of shot at him.

  316. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    word, stuart

  317. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    Ugh, well at least I thinK Clemens has proven he can pitch well in the AL East. Our bullpen was also pretty good. Our offense was pretty terrible but we faced some really good pitchers. We’ll take the series tomorrow hopefully.

  318. Will July 7th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    The more I think of it…why wouldn’t you try to bunt in that situation. Melky was having an awful day and Krod is called Krod for a reason. Torre has to realize the situation and put his team in the best chance to win. A bunt with the infield back would have been Melky’s best bet.

    Another nail in the coffin and no sense of urgency from Joe.

  319. Melissa NY July 7th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    word, scooter
    what the hell happened to all the praise given to melky these last few weeks?

  320. Voice of Reason July 7th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Melky isn’t an everyday player at this point in his career and if he develops no power he is nothing but a 4th outfielder and if you can’t see that you are an idiot

  321. Stef July 7th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    I love Jete, but he looked how he wasn’t really giving it his all during his at bats. Usually he lives for these pressure-packed situations.

  322. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Melky is a good player. he had a bad game and actually usually is clutch Cano in the clutch is a whole nother story…

    Did I expect to sweep them whomever said that the answer is no.. But when you have the chance you need to get it….

    Jeter had a crap game, actually the whole offense really did stink today. No one did anything at all..

    they were swinging at balls at there ankles all day long.

    newsflash I live in LA Krod does not throw many strikes, he torments the other team but almost always comes thru it is amazing, the Damon sB I agree with I also would have tried to bunt on the 1st pitch after the 1st pitch the bunt went away,…

  323. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Melky isn’t an everyday player at this point in his career and if he develops no power he is nothing but a 4th outfielder and if you can’t see that you are an idiot

    I disagree. He’s done great since getting regular playing time

  324. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Melky entered the game on fire, just shy of .500 over the past week.

    Today he couldn’t lay off or hit their breaking balls.

  325. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    “Melky isn’t an everyday player at this point in his career and if he develops no power he is nothing but a 4th outfielder and if you can’t see that you are an idiot”

    There are many who do not agree with this and they are not idio*ts. They are actually knowledgeable passionate yankee fans.

  326. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Amen BBFan

  327. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    the infield was not back brain surgeon but again I wtill would have tried the bunt on the 1st pitch.

    another excrucuating Yankee loss.. they have lost so many bad games and at this point it is not lack of luck for the most part it is because they do not hit in the clutch and there pen stinks….there pen gave up 1 run in 5 innings for the Yanks that is a near miracle for the good teams it is just another day at the park..

    SHields went 3 innings today and he can pitch Sunday watch….1 thing about Scoscia he goes for it, he goes for the win today all the time……….

  328. YankeeJosh July 7th, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    This was a sloppy loss but another game where we gout out-managed. Wow, Mike Scioscia uses his closer on the road on a tie game and it works! Amazing. I haven’t ever really killed Joe for not doing that but with the team in desperate straights, his continued refusal to adapt is frustrating. But that’s not for today.

    Melky had a rough day today outside of his one single. First and Third one out is screaming for a squeeze bunt. You tie the game, get Damon in scoring position and see if Jeter can win it. If Melky can’t bunt, that’s on the coaching staff. He’s not as established a big league player who can use that as an excuse. If he can’t bunt, you bring in Thompson or Nieves or someone who can.

    The Angels pen is weak outside of Shields and K-Rod. If the Yanks had survived the 13th, they had a great chance of winning as we still had Proctor, Villone and Edwar if needed.

    Very very frustrating loss.

  329. Will July 7th, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    This shouldn’t be about Melky…he had a bad day…it happens…Joe has to see what’s going on and adjust. Why not try a squeeze? It worked yesterday, so why not today? It also moves the winning run into scoring position.

  330. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Jeter is actually more responsible for today’s loss than Melky. He did not come in clutch three times in a row and two times he was the last out in the inning. How come it is all Melky’s fault? Be fair to the kid.

  331. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Melky entered the game on fire, just shy of .500 over the past week.

    Today he couldn’t lay off or hit their breaking balls.

    Lackey was absolutely filthy today and K-Rod and Shields are also both very good pitchers. We just ran into a great team with great pitching. The errors killed us to. You can’t really blame the offense the Angels pitchers were filthy today

  332. Will July 7th, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Stuart…it was back…why not try watching the game…they were playing for the DP when Melky came up. Get a clue before responding.

  333. CaptainsCorner July 7th, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Once again the Yanks lose because they cant do anything fundamentally. Lead off double, follwed by 2 terrible at bats by Abreu and Cano and “going threw the motions” gets picked off. 1th and 3rd and Krod isnt throwing strikes and ofcourse overmatched Melky swings at everything in sight. That is just reason 1,999,000,666 why Melky should not be batting 2nd. If Damon was running on the pitch then the run scores but ofcourse not, no running, no squeeze we will just look for the homerun. Just stupid..Jeters last 3 at bats were absolutely awful!! Make him throw pitches!!!!

  334. YankeeJosh July 7th, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Will, you are right on. The infield was back on the right side and in on the left. As Giradi said, a bunt to first and Cairo can walk home, Damon is at Second for Jeter.

    I too am not killing Melky. He’s young and had a bad day. It happens. The manager can’t have a bad day. I’m starting to really hope Girardi is the manager next year, assuming Torre is gone.

  335. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    no need to pile on Melky, ARod struck out three times today and Jetes and Posada each left three on base (not to mention Posada getting picked off on 2nd).

  336. Will July 7th, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    This is another example of Joe asleep at the wheel. All of Torre’s defenders have no business criticizing this team because they wanted to keep Joe and now everyone is paying the price. If I was Cashman, I would try to convince Torre to resign after the break and then look to dunp some contracts.

  337. Will July 7th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    I am hoping Girardi is turning down all these jobs because he has been told to sit tight. I wish they’d make the change now.

  338. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    We all can complain all we want about the tough one run losses. These are the games where you need good in game strategy. Who is responsible for this? WE lost hat brain six years back!

  339. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Mike NYY-

    those curves were nasty. I don’t know how ARod layed off that curve, when he got walked, it looked a dead-on fastball, then it cycloned down the plate.

  340. YankeeJosh July 7th, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Dr. Acula,

    Personally, I never kill a player for not getting a hit. It’s the hardest thing in baseball to do. But nothing is more frustrating (aside from relief pitchers walking in the ballpark) then not being able to score a runner from Third with less than two outs.

    The Angels pitchers were wicked today, and that is why when you had a chance to tie the game the manager needed to try something to get it done. If Melky wasn’t the man for a bunt, Thompson and Nieves were on the bench.

  341. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    Mike NYY-

    those curves were nasty. I don’t know how ARod layed off that curve, when he got walked, it looked a dead-on fastball, then it cycloned down the plate.

    Usually when they can’t score they strand runners and I always feel like they can come back and blame the offense. This time though the pitchers were just plain filthy and I felt like theyb had no shot of winning this game. Games liek this happen. it isn’t the season

  342. Mike NYY July 7th, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Okay, I`m out

  343. BBFan July 7th, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Isn’t Melky a good bunter? He bunted a few times well. Joe just did not want to bunt.

  344. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    I understand not calling a squeeze outta concern over being caught in a pitch-out, but it couldn’t hurt to bunt down the 1st base line and manufacture a run.

    As Joey Chestnut says, no _gut_ no glory

  345. Erkos July 7th, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Clemens should be 4-1 if for Yankees offense not scoring for him

    He pitch well against mets

    Against Orioles and Rockies – He keep them in the ballgame

    He pitch 8 innings 1run against First place Angels – The Yankees Offense didn’t score.

  346. 2007 Yankees July 7th, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    These first 2 games went how I fugured. We’d beat Colon and lose to Lackey. Tomorrow was a toss up…..could go either way but I’m thinking a series win for New York.

  347. CaptainsCorner July 7th, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    When you put the ball in play something good can always come out of it. The Angels always do and Cairo makes the error and they get the run. The Yanks strike out way too much. They saw Lackeys curveball 1 million times today and couldnt lay off of it once. Krod also wasnt throwing strikes and they swung away..

    To beat good pitching you have to think small ball and take advantage of a runner on 2nd no one out. The Angels did twice and that is why they won. Way too many errors. Arod cant even throw home with a slow runner running and they arent throwing him strikes and he strikes out a couple of times instead of just taking the walk. The Yanks didnt take advantage of there chances.

  348. Dr. Acula July 7th, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Hey, what happened to the wedding proposal the ran on the backstop?

    this is one of those cases where, no news is _bad news_

    I knew someone who romantically proposed to his girlfriend at a four way stop sign. What a guy! And no it wasn’t me. Though I once faked a whiplash, so I could get outta thanksgiving dinner.

  349. jennifer July 7th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    I was at the game today, ended up leaving early it was so damn hot and I was there since 11:30. I couldn’t take it anymore.

    Anyway, Old Timers Day was great. It was funny watching the guys play. I don’t recall who was pitching, but he threw behind the batter, than the batter charged him. LOL It was great. Could we get Paulie to come out of retirement and play right for us?

    I was disappointed that Scooter wasn’t there :( Is he okay?

    Well i’m about to head out for the night. I won’t even get into the game, they wasted a gem by Roger and the pen.

  350. Bob Boylan July 7th, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    If Scooter makes it to X-mas, I’d be shocked. He hasn’t gone anywhere recently. He turns 90 in September and was hoping to catch him 1 more time at Old Timer’s Day.
    Yogi, 82, also wasn’t looking so good today. His hands were shaking a lot.

  351. Stuart July 7th, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    where is Myers??? He hasn’t been in the game for a while, maybe the yare giving up on him>>.I know he is a nice guy but that would be good news, maybe they would even add to the bench so maybe they can have a bench.

    Posada 13 innings today

  352. Yanks Rule July 7th, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Awful loss. This team can’t execute the fundamentals and has no bench.

  353. 2007 Yankees July 7th, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    I think tomorrow will have Nieves start behind the plate and by the end of the day, he’ll be sent to SWB. Myers could/should be released over the AS break.

    As bad I it sucked losing today, pitching was not the culprit this time. Arod muffed the play at home early and Cairo did his best Phelps impression at first.

  354. kasey July 7th, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    5 errors
    posada leads off with a double, gets stranded at 2nd and then picked off 2nd
    runners at 1st and 3rd, one out, nobody moves an inch.

    that’s why they don’t win close games.

    that’s why they’re not making the playoffs.

  355. Mike S. July 7th, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Now notice, baseball fans, that Mike Scioscia is not using Francisco Rodriguez. You have to save your closer on the road. Ooops. Shows what I know.

    One reason Scioscia and the Angels have had the Yanks’ number for the past few years.

  356. Mike S. July 7th, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    BTW, for what it’s worth, Tommy Henrich is still alive. Old Reliable is 94.

  357. Alan, now Neg Nancy II July 7th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I tell ya…realizing the BEST we can do at the break is one game UNDER .500, is so sad. As a TOTAL TEAM, this Yankees’ squad has made a science out of the frustrating loss. Being a fan since birth basically, I am, of course going to stick it out and never say die…but man, oh, man…this season is frustrating to watch…

  358. E-ROC July 8th, 2007 at 12:55 am

    Looks like we suffered a tough loss. We made a lot of errors and only loss by one run. Roger is looking strong with his fastball and splitter. So much for those six inning games that everyone expected him to throw, I guess. I hope Andy Phillips can get back in lineup tomorrow or somebody who can play first. That seems to be a reoccurring theme. Our bullpen pitched well, which is always a good sign. I think we can win the series tomorrow. Hopefully, Andy Phillips is playing at first.

  359. Erik July 8th, 2007 at 8:04 am

    Although Cairo made the error that ultimately caused the winning run to score,dont forget all the nice scoops he makes to save errors.
    As Pete said, if he plays alot,then he gets exposed.But I think he does a great job,playing 1B one day,then 3B the next.
    If Robinson Cano hits the ball to the rightside in the second inning he gets Abreu to third,and perhaps Cairos hit would have scored the second run,
    then we would be talking about a great 351 win for the rocket.Oh and then thoose errors would have never happened.

    Anyone seen Sal Fasano lately???………Nice Guy Nieves should be with Somerset Patriots

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