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Game 92: Blue Jays at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc, Podcast on Jul 17, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here is the lineup:

YANKEES
Damon DH
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Posada C
Cano 2B
Phillips 1B
Cabrera LF
Pettitte LHP (5-6, 4.27)

Pregame chatter: Yanks are facing Roy Halladay (10-4, 4.66) … Jeff Karstens has his third rehab start tonight for Trenton. Not sure what happens when he’s ready. Probably activated off the disabled list and optioned to Scranton unless they decide they want a long reliever. … I have not heard anything about the Scott Proctor/Dan Johnson trade rumor that came out of California. It makes sense on some levels. … Back later with some updates.

UPDATE, 6:05 p.m.: All manner of news from Joe Torre and Brian Cashman. Here we go …

Matt DeSalvo will be called up to start one of the DH games on Saturday, probably the first one. A pitcher will taken off the roster to make room for him. He will then be demoted and likely replaced by a position player.

Cashman said Phil Hughes does not have a rotation spot guaranteed. He then defended Kei Igawa, saying that not being on a regular five-day routine has hurt him.

The Yankees signed Erubiel Durazo out of the Mexican League and assigned him to Scranton. He’s there to play 1B and DH for them.

Cashman said that Jason Giambi (early August) is ahead of Doug Mientkiewicz (mid-August) in terms of coming back.

Cashman said that while he talking with teams, he can’t say that trade chatter has picked up. Asked whether Phillips had secured first base, Cashman gave one of his stock answers. “Unless I run into something that would upgrade that situation,” he said.

But in general I get the idea that Cashman feels the team is finally playing to its potential and there is not a great need to make a major move.

“There’s a lot of win potential in this team,” he said. “We have all the pieces.”

But in talking to other people around baseball, Kyle Farnsworth, Scott Proctor and Mike Myers are certainly available. The Yankees seem prepared to move forward with Vizcaino in the eighth inning.

Torre and Cashman both said today that Farnsworth was still their guy for the 8th inning. I asked Cashman why. “We still believe in his ability,” he said.

UPDATE, 6:17 p.m.: Here is Brian Cashman’s session with the media that happened 10 minutes ago. It’s unedited, so sorry for any notebook scribblings or whatever.

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UPDATE, 7:08 p.m.: I see how Cashman’s GM-speak has angered some of you. You need to learn to listen like a reporter. Why would Cashman say Hughes is a lock? You never want a 21-year-old rookie to be comfortable. Plus he has two rehab starts to go. Also, why would he say, “You’re right, Farnsworth stinks. What was I thinking?” They know he stinks. But some team out there may not realize that.

Also, the signed Durazo because Scranton needs a bat. The Yankees don’t want their AAA team to just be flat-out awful. The move also speaks to how little they now think of Eric Duncan.

UPDATE, 7:13 p.m.: Talked to one of the Blue Jays before the game, a guy I know very well. He revealed that Major League Baseball spoke to the team last week and said any retaliation taken on Alex Rodriguez would be met with harsh consequences. “I wish they had let us handle it but we can’t,” he said. “They were very serious about it.” So what’s done is done with that little dust-up, it seems.

UPDATE, 7:36 p.m.: That’s a 12-game hit streak for Matsui, who Godzilla’d a ball off the wall in right field so hard that he had to stop at first. Weird to see Roy Halladay struggle so much. You have to wonder if he’s injured. He has now walked six batters in his last seven innings. This is a guy who walked 23 in 114 innings last season.

That’s also 90 RBI in 92 games for A-Rod. Crazy.

UPDATE, 8:04 p.m.: Interesting defensive notes from Elias: A-Rod has gone 35 games without an error, the best current streak for a 3B. Cano has gone 50 games without an error. Only Placido Polanco (80) and Mark Ellis (52) have longer streaks.

UPDATE, 8:09 p.m.: As A-Rod comes to the plate, it’s worth noting he has never homered against Halladay (now 41 ABs). It’s the longest such streak he had had against any pitcher.

UPDATE, 8:27 p.m.: Torre shed some light on Kyle Farnsworth today. It has been determined that Krazy Kyle can only start innings, not come in with men on base. So if he gets in trouble, it’s easier to use Vizcaino to bail him out then vice versa.

UPDATE, 8:38 p.m.: Jeff Karstens through 4 innings for Trenton: 4 4 1 1 2 5.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: That’s a 13-game hitting streak for the Melkman.

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: One of the pregame topics with Joe Torre was whether Mariano Rivera would be available. He is. Torre was asked whether Mo’s lack of use in the first would allow him to used more in the second half. It doesn’t work that way and Torre had a good analogy.

“If the doctor lets you have an ice cream a day. That doesn’t mean you can save up 30 days and have them all on the last day of the month. That’s not really healthy,” he said.

UPDATE, 10:13 p.m.: What a game, tying it on a balk. Not even Krazy Kyle Farnsworth can keep the Yanks down, it seems. I thought for sure they’d win it in the ninth. The big advantage now: The Yankees have their closer, the Blue Jays do not.

Tough break for Andy Pettitte. The 116 pitches were his most all season.

Cashman has to trade Farnsworth. Let’s say the Yankees get into the playoffs, how could they use him? I don’t care about his supposed ability. He is not a player who can help win a championship.

 
 

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696 Responses to “Game 92: Blue Jays at Yankees”

  1. Joe Monte July 17th, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    My guess is Billy Beane is going to win in this trade. He’ll move Proctor to the rotation and he’ll be more effective as a starter.

  2. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Great, same lineup as last night. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  3. liz July 17th, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    I actually wish Damon and Melky were switched in the lineup.

  4. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Nah, I will give Melky credit for his recent hitting tear, but he is too young to hit at the top of the order. He doesnt take many pitches and that’s why even though Damon is struggling, thats what we pay him for.

  5. liz July 17th, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    I would still rather have Melky hitting… something… Than Damon hitting… nothing.

  6. Mariano from boston July 17th, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    70 more games?

  7. Mariano from boston July 17th, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    so melky is playing lf too thats gunna get crowded

  8. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Damon has hit Halladay very well (20 for 60 which is a .333 avg.) He could come out of the slump tonight.

  9. saucy July 17th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    liz, i think i’d move Damon down in the line-up too. but i think i’d switch and bat jeter leadoff and melky 2nd.

  10. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Jeter would not be pitched to if Melky hit behind him. He needs some protection.

  11. liz July 17th, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Yeah, Melky has done better hitting 2 than leadoff. The thing is, I really like Jeter as a #2, too. But either of them as 1-2, whichever order, I would be happy.

  12. liz July 17th, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Happier than having Damon lead off, that is.

  13. Ralph Daddy July 17th, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    Sounds like a good trade, although Proctor has been pretty good reliever.
    But then why not try and trade for ERIC GAGNE????

    Id love to see Gagne Setup for Mariano!!

  14. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Im pretty sure Gagnge wants to close, not be a set up man

  15. Brian M July 17th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Option Karstens to Scranton?

    I know it is hard to bump Igawa to AAA when you’ve spent all that cash, but I say let him go and work out some more, come back next year. Right now I’d much see Karstens in the rotation.

    If we fall completely out of the playoff race then bring Igawa back and see if he can improve his value any.

  16. Marc July 17th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    I agree with Liz.

    Damon does not belong in the leadoff spot let alone in this lienup. Let me just remind everyone that Damon is now the DH and not playing defense, therefore he is just a bat. A bat that is hitting .240. Is it so crazy to bench/send down the great Jonny Damon in place of say someone who has great power like Shelly Duncan( another Home Run last night).

    Can the Yankees atleast give Shelly a chance?!!
    Can Joe take off his sunglasses and see Edwar sitting on the bench or does he only see Farnsworth because he is up in Joe’s face?!!

    Its time to play the guys who are playing well and not the guys who get paid well!

  17. Matt July 17th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    How does it make sense at some levels? If we get rid of Proctor our bullpen get’s even worse.

  18. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    mariano from Boston…..72 more games and we are only 6 games back in the loss column for the Wild Card and 8 games back in the loss column to the Dastardly BoSox….BOTH of these are DOABLE THANGS ! I’ll go for the Division Win, the BoSox missing the playoffs altogether AND then we can send them their trophy for being ahead in the standings for all but the portion of the season that matters…WHICH IS THE FINAL GAME !!! GO YANKEES !!!

  19. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    72 games left. 18-6 in remaining easy stretch to get to 64-50. 20 tough games, we go 12-8 to get to 76-58. Then back to cake schedule for 27, we go 18-9 to get to a final record of 94-67. Enough to make the playoffs.

  20. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Word, I’m down with Matt.

    Were Proctor included in a trade for Teixeira and the Yankees convinced that Bruney or Ramirez could fill Proctor’s role, then maybe I’d endorse ceding Proctor. Otherwise, fuggetaboutit

  21. xryanx July 17th, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    Damon also hit Rodrigo Lopez really well. We saw how that went. I hope Damon hits the bench when Giambi returns.

  22. CB July 17th, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    That post about Vizcaino had to be the most ironic of the entire year.

    A month ago Torre was an idiot for using Vizcaino and it was imperative that Vizcaino be DFA’d. How many people were demanding that?

    Now Viz has to be the set up man again?

    So do Torre and Cash now get credit for sticking with Vizcaino and not DFA’ing him?

  23. Doreen July 17th, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Jeff NJ

    I love your optimism, but everytime we count the trophies before they’re won, it doesn’t work out. :)

  24. JeffG July 17th, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Yanks are better off trading Farnsworth to the Phils for some halfway decent prospect and flipping that with some of our mid-level prospects for either a Gagne-like reliever or Tex if that’ll do it at the deadline (Tax is BURNING his Arlington bridges, they may be more inclined to move him as he runs his mouth about the Rangers being “losers”).

    A Proctor for Johnson swap does nothing for the Yanks.

  25. Wolf In Pinstripes July 17th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    I’d like to see a move made for Linebrink. Didn’t I see his name come up in trade rumors again recently or am I imagining that?

  26. The Count of Montefusco July 17th, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Gotta believe EDSP is going to rebound. He has such a live arm when given ANY time to recuperate, and as spotty as he’s been recently I would not want to imagine our bullpen without him. Agreed, it would be just foolish to trade him for a middling first baseman…

  27. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    1 trophy. Count it. They do give a trophy for MVP right?

  28. Marius July 17th, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    It would make sense if Phillips weren’t doing what he is doing. But Phillips has stepped up and been quite valuable to the team. Getting ANOTHER 1st baseman makes no sense, especially when you let a reliever go.
    Yankees need relievers, not 1st baseman at this point especially with Mienky coming back in August, who would do well as a bench player behind Phillips.

    Yankees need relievers and a back up catcher. If the 1st baseman were Tiexiera, then I would be all for it. I am not for a scrub like Johnson.

  29. Stuart July 17th, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    I would not make that trade… Proctor is decent but on this team he is about the 3rd best option out of the pen. yes Johnson is better then what we have but marginally better and our pen is our weakness so why make it weaker????

    I trade Farnsworth instead for almost anything.Why? They would save money, get rid of a guy that is not a workhorse and is innefective.

    I try in the 8th any of these poor options; viz, proctor, bruney, edram, or someone else fro mthe minors.. looks like bad options because they are no different then our present circumstances, our pen stinks…….Farnsworth is terrible and also a knucklehead…..

    how about trying Britton or Ramirez in the 7th for a few games.????

    They need bullpen help first and foremost and trading Proctor for a 1B does not help that out at all……

  30. Ryan July 17th, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    Can we pay all of Farnsworth’s contract, and give them him instead. :/ I still have hope for Proctor. I don’t want to hate on Guidry, I love him. However, I question whether he has the experience as a coach to fix guys at Farnsworth…

  31. Nick L. July 17th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Wolf:

    Linebrink would be good but don’t count on it as long as the Padres are in the close race they’re in. Bring Chris Britton and Jim Brower up from AAA when Farnsworth and Myers are jettisoned to Philly for Rod Barajas.

  32. Rattachewy July 17th, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Could someone give us a scouting report on this Jim Brower character?

  33. will July 17th, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    i think i’ve figured out what the deal with ramirez is. when joe looks to the bullpen, ramirez is standing sideways. that dude is paper thin, and torre must not be able to see him. either that or farnsworth threatened to eat torre’s young or kick his puppy or something. it’s blackmail. gotta be

  34. CB July 17th, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Jim Brower is a 34 year old relief pitcher who’s largely been a career minor leaguer.

    He’s put up outstanding numbers at Scranton as their closer this year and made the AAA all star team.

    He’s not thought of as a prospect. He’s someone who is filling a roster spot in Scranton and has now performed very well.

  35. tip July 17th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Cashman can’t make that trade for Dan Johnson, he’d be an idiot. It’s so clear that the Yanks need a middle of the road reliever more than they need a middle of the road first baseman. how would Johnson make them better? anybody? it makes no sense.

    Linebrink would be a great pick up for them. I saw him pitch against the Mets last night and he has nasty stuff.

  36. E-ROC July 17th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    We don’t need Dan Johnson anymore. I’d rather Farns or Bruney traded than Proctor.

    Keep Phillips in the starting lineup. As far as Damon goes, I’d rather have Damon and Melky going 1-2 with Jeter hitting third. Move Abreu behind Matsui followed by Phillips and Cano.

    We won’t be bidding for Gagne. Daniels will be asking for the kitchen sink since Williams and the Brewers GM robbed him in their particular trades. I don’t think we will trade for a reliever. We’ll probably promote from within with Britton, Henn, and Brower. If we needed another veteran reliever, it would be Brower. I think he’s in his mid thirties.

    We do need a power bat on the bench. Maybe Shelley Duncan. The only reason he’s not up here is because Cash and people at Scranton thinks he has too many holes in his swing despite 24 homers. We need somebody not named Basak.

  37. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for the lineup, Pete. Gotta love the continued determination to put what lately seems to be an auto-out at the top of the order! Don’t worry, my fellow Optimism Club members, I am not abandoning ship, I still think we will win! But everything we have done lately seems to be in spite of Damon, not because of him…but then again as some of you said, if it aint broke dont fix it.

    Anyway, glad to see I’m not the only one against the Johnson/Proctor trade. The only good thing about it would be that it’d force Joe’s hand to Free Edwar, but despite Scotty’s occasional struggles this year, I like him in our pen. But the worst part about this trade is that it would leave Andy Phillips spurned AGAIN…and I am not with that! The guy’s doing awesome, let him continue! If it aint broke dont fix it and besides, maybe silly but I believe in karma and chemistry…taking Melky out of the starting lineup last year upset the apple cart and I don’t wanna see it again with Andy. Keep AP at first, he deserves it and has done nothing to merit a replacement!

    Oh and to whoever mentioned Linebrink, I agree he’d be GREAT…THEN we could trade Proctor…but no way is SD doing that. I believe he’s a FA after this season though, so I hope we get all over that like Fatty Schilling on a box of Krispy Kreme, hahaha…

    anyway here’s to a W tonight. Let’s Go Yankees!!!

  38. Doreen July 17th, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    The problem with Shelley Duncan is that as good as he looks when he hits is as bad as he looks when he strikes out. And, don’t forget, he’s hitting against AAA pitching. It’s been said that the better pitching is at AA, and he didn’t do nearly as well there.

  39. Wolf In Pinstripes July 17th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Nick, I know what you are saying. I know they are still in the hunt themselves and it would be more of a longshot right now – I was seriously curious if anybody else remembered reading something about them considering moving him the last few days. Seems like I had and was surprised to see his name come up again.

    I don’t see Proctor for Johnson happening at all. Andy P is playing very, very well for us so far since coming back up from Scranton and could be a nice surprise down the stretch (and yes, I know what his history has been like the lat few years).

  40. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    oh and sorry for the book :)

  41. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Doreen,
    Good point about pitching being better in AA and Duncan not having hit it as well as he does AAA. I’ve been one of the ones clamoring to bring him up but I never thought about it from that angle. Still, though, I can’t help but look at how well Cust has done for the A’s and thinking, that could be us getting that kind of production from the DH spot!

  42. Whoa July 17th, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Proctor for Johnson makes no sense given now weak the pen is.

    What makes sense is DLing Damon who is hurting the team.

  43. Mr Faded Glory July 17th, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Is Johnson THAT much of an improvement at 1B? His career OPS is not impessive. He’s always been the guy who people say “THIS is his year!” about, but he hasn’t had that type of breakout season yet. I don’t think that would be a good use of a chip like Proctor.

    Also, wouldn’t Karstens be a better fit in the rortation than Kei Igawa? Why is he continually being given a chance unless it’s to try and prove the Yankees didn’t make a mistake by signing him?

  44. InsertNewSN July 17th, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Peter, you have got to be kidding me. Scott Proctor was lights out in 2005/2006 (except for his overuse), and this year is the only time he has shown any inconsistency…you want to trade your 7th inning guy for a .257 hitting first basemen with ten homers? WOW. Why would they lose one of their better bullpen guys for a terrible rental player? Bring up Shelley Duncan! Would it HURT to give him 5-10 games at first base? I guarantee he would surpass Ben Johnson’s numbers. This trade would be terrible.

    If anything, package Proctor and 1 or 2 minor leaguers for Teixera…don’t give me any of this Dan Johnson BS.

  45. CB July 17th, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    There is absolutely no way San Diego is trading Linebrink.

    That entire team is built on pitching. Kevin Towers doesn’t have much money to spend and Linebrink is critical to that team. They have two 40+ starters in their rotation who aren’t throwing many innings. Their offense is terrible.

    Rumors keep coming up about Linebrink because everyone wants him.

  46. Doreen July 17th, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Mr. Faded Glory –

    Karsten’s is still rehabbing from his broken leg. He’s pitching tonight in Trenton. I’m sure that Igawa is being given chance after chance mainly because the Yankees want to prove he wasn’t a total disaster.

    BBB –

    Even though I don’t think it would work out, I can see why a lot of people want to at least TRY to give Shelley Duncan a shot. I mean, could he be much worse than Damon right now? Who knows? Maybe you catch lightning in a bottle for a couple of weeks, and then he’s done. The only way, though, is for Damon to go on the DL, and if he wasn’t put there earlier in the season when he was really in bad shape, he’s not going there now, when he’s at least moving a lot better, if not hitting any better.

  47. Lynn July 17th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    Bruney and Proctor have been worked to death. Bruney had trouble locating the strike zone for a while but with the all-star break over,he had about 10 days of rest. He looked good for the 2/3 inning he had the other night. He is refreshed and should be pitching a little more.

    As far as Dan Johnson. I say NO! The players are rallying behind Andy Phillips after all he’s been through and if he were yanked out of the lineup when he has played lights out,it may not sit well with the rest of the team.

  48. kasey July 17th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    johnson for proctor makes sense on the level that cashman can act like he’s trying to improve the team by picking up a 1B who isn’t actually an upgrade over phillips.

    it would be another idiotic move in what has become an absolute embarrassment of a season for brian cashman. given his track record this season, i fully expect him to pull the trigger.

  49. tillu July 17th, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    watch proctor flourish as a starter in oakland.

  50. jonathan July 17th, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    joe torre is such a moron its not even funny. He refuses to pitch ramirez b/c he does not “trust” him…instead he will blow out scott proctors arm. his mismanagement of the bullpen kills me.

  51. H82LOSE July 17th, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Proctor is another Sturtse good for a year and we keep
    waiting for him to go back to that. He cant pitch in
    big games i.e Boston.

    I think he is the best trade chip due to his cheap
    salary. I dont mind the trade if we keep Andy as a
    utility player. Maybe if we trade him Torre can fall in
    love with someone new like Britton or Edwar.

  52. CB July 17th, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Baseball America came out with its midseason top 25 list.

    Joba Chamberlain was ranked #9

  53. Rattachewy July 17th, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    tillu,
    who doesn’t flourish as starter in Oakland?

  54. Marius July 17th, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Whoever says Proctor is ‘lights out’ obviously isn’t paying attention or is rather generous with who gets ‘lights out’.

    Proctor is in no way lights out. He sucked in 2005 for the limited time he was with the team. He improved in 2006, but is in no way lights out. He is an average pitcher who will be quickly forgotten when he leaves the game.

    If he is part of a trade, make for someone worthwhile and not a cr@p 1st baseman. Just not worth it. As average as Proctor is, he adds more to the team than Johnson would right now.

  55. Mr Faded Glory July 17th, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Doreen – I know about the rehab, but what Pete said was that he would be optioned to Scranton “unless they wanted a long reliever.” He’d be a better addition to the rotation now than Igawa once he’s activated.

  56. Doreen July 17th, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Mr. Faded Glory -

    You mean, basically he’d “rehab” as the long man in the bullpen?

  57. Chris NY July 17th, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Melky is actually known as a patient hitter, surprisingly so for his age. It’s Cano that doesn’t take many pitches. Melky does.

  58. Whoa July 17th, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    So the Yankees are doing to let Igawa continue to pitch to prove that he isn’t a disaster at the expense of a possible playoff berth?

  59. yankeesfan July 17th, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    How about a trade for Carlos Pena? Pena is having a career year and is a good fielder.

  60. Wolf In Pinstripes July 17th, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    “So the Yankees are doing to let Igawa continue to pitch to prove that he isn’t a disaster at the expense of a possible playoff berth?”

    Once Hughes, Karstens, and Rasner are rehabbed – or any combination of …… NO. I doubt Cashman or anybody else in the Yankees organization would take justifying that deal over making the playoffs. The goal is to win a championship, not to save face on deals gone sour.

  61. kasey July 17th, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    “Cashman said Phil Hughes does not have a rotation spot guaranteed. He then defended Kei Igawa, saying that his not being on a regular five-day routine has hurt him.”

    this is insanity. this is what happens when pride becomes delusion. i hope that clown loses his job after this season.

  62. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    so Igawa gets preference as far as the rotation over Hughes?! wow…just…wow. Don’t even know what to say to that one!

    Anyway, glad to hear that Cash is at least insinuating that Phillips has the job at 1b until/unless he finds someone better. That’s a start, now all we have to do is hope he understands that Johnson is NOT better than Andy!! Pleeease Cash, do not let us become the latest team to get punkd by Beane!

    Anyway, great news about Giambi, can’t wait to get his bat back in the lineup. Sure, he’s slow and old, and not without controversy, but it will be nice to finally get some production out of the DH spot! Besides, despite his contract, I cannot help but like the guy alot.

  63. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    I think folks are taking his words as gospel, which is a mistake.

    Just let it play out and see what happens. When Hughes is healthy and isn’t in the rotation, then complain.

    I doubt very seriously once Hughes is ready, he won’t be in the rotation.

    My take? He is just looking to keep Hughes from believing he has a spot set on the team. Its been consistent with the way he has dealt with him throughout his career. He doesn’t want the kid to get too comfortable, a la Cano.

  64. CaptainsCorner July 17th, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Ofcourse Cashman is going to defend Igawa and think of any excuse possible for that..he is not going to come out and admit that he wasted $50m of Steinbrenners money. Even though that is what he did.

    Even if they have to eat half of Farnsworthless’s contract they should do that. Cashman should make trades now thinking about next season and Farnsworthless will not be the 8th inning reliever so you might as well get rid of that waste of space now. I would hang on to Proctor when Torre doesnt make him pitch everyday he is decent…and cheap.

    Cashman can say all he wants now but as soon as Hughes is ready he will be the 5th starter. They can not continue to throw Igawa out there to throw his batting practice. Everyone knows he is a diasaster but Cash is trying to cover himself.

  65. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Where are my fellow optimists? Are we ready for a 4-game winning streak?!

  66. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    BBB: isn’t that weird? Giambi is nothing but trouble, but I can’t help but like him! Maybe it’s cause he looks an awful lot like Fred Flintstone?

  67. dontfirecash July 17th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Cashmoney ain’t stupid…Phil Hughes will be the fifth starter when he gets back.

  68. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Let’s see Jabba the Chamberlain for the 8th inning. (I agree with Francesa for a change.)

    He could do for the Yanks what Papelbon did in 2005 for the Sox.

  69. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    The players seem to love him too

  70. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Great, Erubiel Durazo. We’re a lock for the World Series.

  71. Mariano from boston July 17th, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    larry is that sarcasm because if so then you dont know what youre talking about. hes a great player and has pop

  72. Mariano from boston July 17th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    bbb hes just saying that because its wishful thinking because if not then igawa will go under the biggest flaws since the babe

  73. Dan July 17th, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    The Yankees officially signed Erubial Durazo today:

    http://pinstripespa.blogspot.c.....urazo.html

  74. Doreen July 17th, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    If there’s one thing I’ve been learning over the last few years is that Mr. Cashman never tells anyone anything of real substance. There are pat answers and pat stances.

    He is not going to “dis” Igawa in the press, or anyone else, for that matter, including Farnsworth, whether or not a deal is being discussed. It is to no one’s benefit. What you want to do is to instill as much confidence in your team as you can muster, even if you have to lie through your teeth to do so.

    He has to give press conferences. He doesn’t really have to give out much real information. Notice how he hemmed and hawed on when Giambia and Mientkiewicz would be ready to come back, until, I gather, he realized he could give an estimate and even if he’s wrong, it’s not that important.

    And, whether it has anything to do with Igawa’s effectiveness or not, it is true that he hasn’t been on a regular schedule.

  75. The Eternal Fountain of Truth and Pessimism July 17th, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Mark this down on your scorecards, Cy Young Roy Halliday shows up today:

    8 innings. 2 hits. 97 pitches (68 strikes). 8 Ks. 1 BB.

  76. Doreen July 17th, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Uh, that’s Giambi, not Giambia.

  77. Wes July 17th, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Little ESPN article on Edwar

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....ILC-INHEAD

  78. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Igawa has one more start, no point in ruining his confidence before then.

  79. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Doreen,

    Exactly right. What sense would it make for Cashman to give a roadmap into his thoughts two weeks before the trade deadline? It would be idiotic on his part to do so.

    Guarantee Hughes a spot in the rotation? Why would he do that when the kid is not ready to pitch in the majors yet? All that does is lose the guys (mentally) who have to pitch in that role right now, whether its Igawa or someone else.

    Cashman is the king of talking a lot and saying nothing. He has “GM-Speak” down to a science.

    Let’s face it, at this point, its about actions not words. That also goes for the team. Produce results and I could care less what they say.

  80. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Mariano,

    You don’t know what you are talking about.

    Durazo had one good year in 2004 with Oakland and a good postseason with Arizona in 2001.

    Sure, sure, keep your options open, but this guy is a useless tub of goo. We might as well have called Pete Incaviglia.

  81. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    As much as I love Phil Hughes and am impressed with him, I think it would do him some good to hang out in AAA for a little while. He’s the top prospect–why rush him?

  82. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Oh, and Mariano,

    Can you please explain to me exactly what is “great” about Erubiel Durazo?

    The word “great” shouldn’t be used in the same sentence.

    He is in the minors, right where he has always belonged.

  83. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    The only reason I think bringing up Hughes to MLB when he is rehabbed is because of the exposure to Clemens and Pettitte. He may not have that luxury next year and anyone who says that is not valuable is out of their mind.

  84. Mariano from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    larry youre wrong brother. he certainly isnt going to be the missing piece but hes

  85. Doreen July 17th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    SJ44 -

    Talk is definitely cheap.

    I think Jeter is being groomed to take Cashman’s job. He’s definitely mastered the art of saying nothing. Torre’s good, but not nearly as good. Surprisingly, A-Rod must have taken a crash course, because he’s had the stock answers (comments) lately as well. It makes post-game interviews a bore. You watch hoping that someone will slip up and say something, not controversial, but something — meaningful? (That was one fun thing about Gary Sheffield — he could be counted on to say something unexpected. Unfortunately, even from afar, he still can. :( )

  86. Mariano from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    a good pick up

  87. CB July 17th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    What sense would it make for a GM or manager to start knocking his own players publicly in the press 2 weeks before the trade deadline?

    What sense would it make to specifically knock a player (Farnsworth) who the organization is looking to trade?

    Everyone wants Farnsworth traded. Criticizing him in the press does not help achieve that objective.

    Cashman has been more focused on developing Hughes as the cornerstone of the franchise than anyone. He’s also the one who went against his own plan to bring Phil up because the rotation needed him. It’s no different now. He’s just saying that to keep expectations lessened for Phil and to keep him level headed.

  88. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    alan how about this?

  89. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    cb i agree he should have gone out of his way to say farnsworth is secure. “we are very happy with farnsworth, its going to take a lot for another team to ‘steal’ him from him.” HEY! it could happen!

  90. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Larry–good point about Hughes. It was kind of awesome to see the shots of him looking on in Tampa when Clemens was doing his minor league starts. Gave me a warm fuzzy feeling deep inside.

    Artist: I think your names are getting a bit cumbersome.

  91. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Doreen,

    I agree that their answers seem boring and unrevealing, but when you think about it from A-Rod’s perspective, sometimes he opened his mouth more than necessary. This keeps the media-hounds off his back.

    Same with Torre and Cash…keeps it more simplistic.

  92. myrtlebeachfan July 17th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Phillips is out of our own farm system.
    He’s batting .300 at the moment. If it drops to, say .275, I’m still happy. he can hit the ball out and is solid defensively. He’s also flexible position-wise. 1B, 2B, 3B and maybe even shortstop if we REALLY needed it.

    Stay with the home grown talent. It’ll pay off.

  93. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    andrea im done i swear

  94. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    ap is on so far but thats so far and i probably just jinxed him so… way to go me

  95. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    ben: until you find something brilliant like, say, Andreki Matsui.

  96. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Big game tonight. If we can win this one we have a great chance to sweep or at least win 3 of 4. This is definitely the key game of this series.

  97. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    ben: if Pettitte starts sucking now, I’m going to find you and beat you. Actually, I’m kind of a wimp, so I’ll probably just throw things at you and run away. but still–you better be ready!

  98. Global Warming July 17th, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    We can’t find anybody else in the minors(minus Joba and Phil) to make a spot start besides Matt Desalvo.

    Ugh, that boy is as mediocre as they come. 88 Nothing fastball, doesn’t throw strikes, and is afraid of contact.

    Not even a prospect anymore, oh well. Let’s all pray for a decent outing prior to his start.

  99. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Andrea, LMAO @ the Giambi/Fred Flinstone comparison! Can’t say I ever noticed that before, but something tells me I will from now on, haha.

    And thanks, everybody, for putting the Igawa vs Hughes thing in some perspective. I guess the mere idea of Igawa in the rotation one second longer than needed was enough to strike fear into my heart and make me overreact but you guys are right, Cashman has always been stealth like this anyway.

  100. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    I hate you, artist formerly known as ben from boston.

  101. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    guys mind your wallet andrea is a ganker

  102. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    6 5 275 lb… laser, rocket arm

  103. Doreen July 17th, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    Larry,

    I agree with you. But from a fan’s standpoint, unfulfilling.

  104. TKinDC July 17th, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    After Kei’s miserably short appearance last night it would be nice if Andy could settle down and log some innings.

    At least we have Farnsworth fresh as a daisy :)

  105. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    OK optimism! Time to answer back!!

  106. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Can someone tell me why Abreu was playing a super short right field and was WAY out of position on that double by Thomas ? If he is playing straight up, that is an OUT !

  107. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    BBB: when he was less greasey, I always thought he looked a bit like a fetus. but now I go with Fred Flintstone. Have you noticed him on the mini score boards on the 1st and 3rd base sides of the stadium? they do a little shot of the eyes of each player as he’s coming up to bat, and Giambi’s fat head doesn’t it.

    ben: Lies! I only gank from family!

  108. CB July 17th, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Global Warming,

    It’s a tough situation with DeSalvo vs. other prospects. DeSalvo really has marginal stuff and has to be perfect in order not to be killed.

    The options at this point in the minors are limited. They could have given Steve White a shot, but his last start wasn’t very good.

    Unfortunately the early call up for both Tyler Clippard and Chase Wright look to have really hurt both of their development. Clippard has been terrible since going down to Scranton – still can’t find the plate and it looks like the stint in the majors really hurt his confidence in his stuff. Chase Wright also has been not very good.

    Calling up other untested arms will be risky.

  109. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    haha alan has the new sick name. andrea your turn now. so its safe to say after michael kay said that, melky wont have a hit or an rbi today

  110. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    BTW, have the Yankees ever signed then released Durazo before? For some reason his name sounds awfully familiar.

    And sorry if this has been mentioned but did everyone hear Mike Vick got (or is getting) indicted for the dogfighting ring?! JUSTICE!! As part of that censoreding censored’s punishment, they should round up 40 dogs and let them fight HIM!

  111. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    This home plate ump is SQUEEZING the Strike zone ( but he’s doing it for both teams, so at least he is consistent )

  112. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    work for you, ben?

  113. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    I love how Damon gets on to lead off the inning after I’ve been complaining about him all day. Think I’ll smack-talk him more often! :D

  114. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    bbb im all for it they showed pictures im a usual hater of peta and wish that they tried to run with the bulls and got gored but thats just awful. and yea andrea its okay

  115. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Time for a CLUTCH hit by A-Rod…to AT LEAST…tie up the game…..SCHWEET !!!

  116. Global Warming July 17th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Excellent points CB. Can’t argue too much to that tune.

    In other news, I’m sure most have read or heard but here for those like me uninformed.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07.....rissey.htm

    Headline: *Farnsworth still the 8th inning man*

  117. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    I wish I could whistle like all those crazy folks in the crowd just now when A-Rod was up.

  118. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    hahahah daunte culpepper quoted ghandi hahahah hahahah hahahaha hahaha lmfao

  119. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    the crystal ball is CLEAR tonight, folks !!!

  120. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    90 RBIs? That’s just plain crazy.

  121. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    90?!?! thats a number

  122. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    it is a number. But it’s a big one!

  123. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    So many 2-out hits in the past few days. I love it!

  124. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    alan youre scaring me in a positive way

  125. TKinDC July 17th, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    BBB – Durazo was on the D’backs when we played them in the World Series (I think)

    A-Rod has been such a more clutch player this year than last. RISP w/ 2 outs RBI’s, walk-offs, etc. Sure would be nice to see this act for, oh, the next 7 years!!!

  126. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    i thought he had a tight strike zone

  127. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    ahaha MATSUI YES!

  128. TKinDC July 17th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    What is japanese for “Speed Merchant” ?

    :)

  129. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    that was more of a strike than the one that i commented on

  130. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    remember when BoSox recently scored 4 on Roy in the 1st inning ???

  131. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    tkindc: スピード狂

  132. Andrew July 17th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Crap. I knew this would happen. I thought about sitting both Pettitte and Halladay, but started both of them instead because my team needed the wins.

    Crap crap crap.

  133. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    great plate discipline robbie…not

  134. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    fortunately we made halladay throw 25 pitches in the first inning.

  135. Bryan July 17th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    There is the Cano we all know and love craps hit pants in big spots

  136. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    hey larry!!! hes trying okay give the kid a break. but seriously he should work on that in the future

  137. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    matsui����郷者��

  138. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    That’s ONE base hit that Melky takes away from Toronto that Damon does NOT get to….Melky, Melky, he’s our man !!!

  139. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    LOL @ the fetus Andrea! And here I always thought I liked him because he has some decent tats and listens to metal.. it must have been the subconscious Flinstone/fetus factor that was endearing him to me the whole time! ;) And oddly the immense greasiness only makes him more likeable.. especially last summer when he had the Fasano ‘stache!

    TK, thanks, that must be it. Knew I remembered his name from somewhere.

  140. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    if he cant do it…

  141. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    *Larry*….all 3 of the pitched that Cano got were strikes…what is he supposed to do, take them all and get called out looking ? ease up, fella !!!

  142. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    *pitches*, I mean…

  143. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    he should have swung at the first pitch if he was going to swing at any, it was middle and out.

  144. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    So the Jays didn’t forget about it? They portrayed that they did. Good thing mlb spoke with them about it. Last thing we need is for them to purposely hit Alex cause their stupid third baseman doesn’t know MINE is different than I GOT IT I GOT IT I GOT IT I GOT IT I GOT IT I GOT IT.

  145. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Wow, Andy is already up to 45?!

  146. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    He’s pitching like Igawa Larry!

  147. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Positive remember. Andy got out of the inning without giving up a run.

  148. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Ok, *Larry* and if he WOULD have swung at the first pitch and made an out, then he’s in the doghouse *for swinging at the first pitch*, too,,,right ? Like I said, Ease up !

  149. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    That’s the Andy I know and love.

  150. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Do any of you ever email Peter and never get a response?

    I’ll email him a legit question and never hear back. Then, I’ll email him a comment about something that happened in a game, and he responds to tell me not to email him statements, only questions.

  151. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    TIME for the Yankees to put up at least ONE more run AND push Roy’s pitch count close to 60 in 2 innings GO YANKEES…here comes ANDY !!! SWEET !!!

  152. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    HI GUYS WHAT DID I MISS?

  153. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    BBB: he does have some sweet tattoos. but I’m just a freak and really like the tattoos. The Fasano ‘stache was awful! it made him look like a bit of a sex offender. I love that everyone loved the Fasano ‘stache. I remember nothing about Fasano but that ‘stache.

  154. Larry July 17th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Alan,

    I just want our children to do good! :)

  155. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    welcome back rocco

  156. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    No matter how bad he is at the plate, I can’t dislike Johnny Damon. He’s just so happy!

  157. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Great info Pete. BTW, I saw Jesus Montero today in the Gulf Coast League games. He had a couple of hits, one double that was smoked.

    The thing that impressed me was how big he is. Every bit of 6-4 and he has to be close to 230. He’s only 17!

    They are DH’ing him until his ankle is fully healed. But, he looks like a legit prospect. Its going to be fun seeing him develop over the next couple of years.

  158. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    Ugh, someone needs to ask Torre why Damon is still leadoff.

  159. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    Hey, Damon led off the first inning and got on base and eventually scored.

    Clemens’s 2-4 record is so sad. He and Andy Pettitte are getting the shaft.

  160. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    SJ44 – When did he come back?

    I kept checking the season stats and he hadn’t been listed. Also, I’m curious – whats your gut feeling on him for the future? Do you think he remains a catcher, or does he move to become a position player?

  161. CB July 17th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    SJ,

    Did you happen to catch the HR Montero hit yesterday. Heard it was dead center field and just hammered. Nice way to break in.

    Also does his swing look long and does he look like he’s the kind of power hitter who swings hard at everything and it going to strike out a lot?

    Finally, he’s so physically enormous, especially at his age. Does he look like he projects to play catcher in the future or is he just too large (the wear on his knees at that weight would be signficant).

  162. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Ugh this commercial makes my ears bleed.

    how many times is this already?

  163. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Wiffle Ball Pitcher give up 2….KC leads BoSox 2-0 !!! SWEEEET !

  164. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    McDonalds commercial count = 1

    In other news Boston is losing 2-0

  165. hello July 17th, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for the blurb Pete about Toronto/A-rod.

  166. Sal's Pals July 17th, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Unless Cashman pulls the trigger on a backup catcher for Jorge, Salvatore Fasano could be a viable option over Nieves.

  167. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Ok, when was the last time that A. Abreu successfully bunted, and B. he got on base when he bunted? Knock it off!

  168. I am POSITIVE that I am Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    *Larry*…Peter is big brother…this is his house and his rules and we just need to stay in our place (wink) How long do you think it will take for him to erase this post ?

  169. Gary July 17th, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    It sounds like K.C. heard about Mattingly’s strategy with Wakefield….”if the pitch is high, let it fly”.

  170. kasey July 17th, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    it might be time to just move bobby out of the 3 hole for the rest of the season. it appears to be far too much pressure for his meager, fragile psyche. dude looks lost up there. again.

  171. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Dave,

    Montero’s first game was yesterday and he hit a home run.

    I haven’t seen him play a position yet so, its hard for me to say if he can stay behind the plate. He’s a big kid but, so is Joe Mauer.

    He seems pretty athletic, which is a plus.

    I was really impressed with him. He carries himself like someone older and he definitely has a clue once he gets in the box. He hits righthanded and he has a powerful, but still raw, swing.

    Slowly but surely, the Yankees are starting to develop some very interesting position prospects in the system. Brett Gardner, Jose Tabata, Austin Jackson and Juan Miranda are all impressive prospects. I definitely would add Montero to the list even though he is just in the GCL. Physically, he is definitely a guy to watch.

    Another guy to check out for those who live in the NY area….Justin Snyder, who plays for Staten Island. He was the Yankees 21st round pick this year.

    He is a true utility guy, who can hit. He can play 3 infield positions and the OF. I saw him play in college and he is a guy who can move through a system because of his versatility.

  172. kidjock July 17th, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Halladay is fooling everyone with his sinker, including the ump. If he gets that pitch all day, the Yanks are in trouble.

  173. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Now I don’t know about all of you all, but the last 2 swings that we put on the ball….Abreu ( ugh) and A-Rod ( like THAT was a strike ? ) are gonna have to be considered the bottom of the barrel for this game. It is ALL GOOD from here on out ! ( insert song Happy Days Are Here Again here )

  174. Bryan July 17th, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Bobby Aboo Aboo when he tries to bunt (like he did last night) you know he is back to crying himself to sleep at night

  175. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07.....rgalis.htm

    nice article on the baby bombers

  176. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    I love when the booth gets silent for a few minutes after the Aflak question comes up. It’s not normal for Michael Kay to be quiet.

  177. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    I didn’t see Montero’s HR yesterday CB. I talked to somebody who was there yesterday and he said he smoked it.

    His swing is a bit long but he has great hands. On the double today, he smoked an inside pitch, bringing in his hands nicely.

    On the “looks” scale, the kid definitely looks like a player. Obviously, its VERY early in his development but, its exciting to see a kid this young and this gifted in the system.

  178. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    SJ – Thanks, I appreciate it

    It’s great to have so much potential in the minors

  179. Peter Abraham July 17th, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Larry:

    I’m usually pretty good answering legit e-mail. There are some people who push their luck and e-mail five times a week. I do have a team to cover and a blog to write, so there is only so much time. But reasonable people usually get replies.

    Don’t recall any e-mails from a Larry.

  180. We want Tim Redding July 17th, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Halladay has settled down. No hope of beating him now.

  181. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    jennifer needs to get in on the IM chat.

  182. Bryan July 17th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    anyone have a full list of yankee draft signees i am trying to keep track.. i also know most signings will come out later because Bud “the thud” Selig hates when teams pay over slot like the Yankees so he doesn’t approve them right away… because i mean that is such a crime just like LETTING EVERYONE TAKE ROIDS FOR A DECADE AND ACTING LIKE YOU DIDNT KNOW!!!!!

  183. T.J. July 17th, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Hello everyone was trying to read Pete’s updates. Thanks Pete good info.

    Thanks Jennifer for the link. Great article.

    How’s the pitching so far tonight?

  184. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Resonable people ? Wouldn’t that DQ almost all of us ???

  185. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Where is the im chat? I only have a yahoo account.

  186. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    (reasonable) = opposite of Alan

  187. T.J. July 17th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Man just got done reading about Vick’s indictment. Can’t understand why a man making the kind of money this dude makes and a great qb would be doing this type of dog fighting for extra dough.

  188. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    BoSox lead off the 4th with men on 1st/2nd no outs…then Lowell fails to move them over, Crisp and Mirabelli both strike out …END OF INNING…..PRICELESS !!!

  189. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    I heard about a week ago that Angelini was either signed or close to being signed. Since then, complete silence on the subject.

    I am guessing ‘Ol Bud is holding it up because the Yankees are going over slot to sign him.

    I suspect on the guys who are the tough signs, we are not going to hear anything until the signing period is concluded on August 15. If, for no other reason, MLB will hold them up as long as they can since the Yankees will be going over slot on most, if not all, of them.

  190. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    ah we are using AIM but i also have Yahoo

  191. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    T.J…how about because he is a mean-spirited idiot ???

  192. Andreki Matsui July 17th, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    I really don’t get how knuckleball pitchers are successful. Is that just because the Yankees can hit them (i.e. Wakefield) well, or are they really as bad as I seem to think they are.

  193. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    having a changed name was confusing me. Sorry ben, I’m back to my boring old name.

  194. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    I’m signing up now.

  195. Bryan July 17th, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Alan,

    I live in Boston with a pathetic Red Sox fan so I always have the game on mute when I watch the Yankees on MLB.tv and whenever the Red Sox screw up or are getting beat I just wait for the F*&^!!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE… YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!! or the sound of things being thrown… and he just went off during that inning PRICELESS

  196. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    3-0 KC everybody

  197. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Bryan: I would think that during the 2nd half of the season, such a roommate would get dangrous!

  198. CB July 17th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    SJ44,

    Thanks so much for the update on Montero. Have you been impressed with any of the other position players on the GCL team? I know that Abe Almonte and Cuello have been having tough seasons (almonte in particular). Do they look better than their numbers?

    Have you happened to see Jairo Herredia throw? His numbers are fantastic, especially his control at his age.

    Good to hear about what Montero looks like on the field. It’s good to know he was scouted as 80 power as a 16 year old (that is just ridiculous) but better to hear what he looks like on the field. Hopefully he progresses like Tabata.

    Given his potential and the lack of power hitting prospects in the system his development would be a real plus.

    Justin Syner’s having a terrific season in the NY-Penn league. His OBP is over .500!

    http://www.silive.com/sports/a.....038;coll=1

  199. T.J. July 17th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    Pete as much as I admire Doug Mientkiewicz and a fan. Phillips has been doing a great job at bat and 1b. How do you think the Yankees will utilize Phillips once Doug gets back or if he returns by August?

  200. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    im bored. are you guys happy cano went deep in to the count JACKALS

  201. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Andrea

    Ben gave me your IM. We are going to start a chat room

  202. T.J. July 17th, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Alan I agree. He’s got talent and a star athlete. It kills me with all that talent you do something stupid and know it’s illegal.

  203. Bryan July 17th, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Yea he is very dangerous sometimes I have to lock him in his room and when he ticks me off I turn on the Boone game and blast the homerun call still works oh him even after 04

  204. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    *Click here to return to AIM Home Page or here to try again after you have enabled cookies and Javascript in your browser.

    I need help!! I can’t figure this out.

  205. We want Tim Redding July 17th, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    3-0 KC? whatever, like that is going to hold up against those devil animals.

  206. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    I like Cano. And you don’t get a .343 average by accident.

  207. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    doh jennifer…

  208. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    okay got it fixed. where is the chat room?

  209. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    i need your screen name…

  210. Mike July 17th, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    I know I’m weighing in on this late, but everyone who is against the Dan Johnson trade, if its a straight up trade, you have to do it. Johnson’s OPS away from Network Associates National Park is .957. That’s a significant upgrade over anyone on the team not named ARod, Jeter, Matsui, or Posada. Where as Scott Proctor is not a significant upgrade over Chris Britton, Luis Vizcaino, or Edwar Ramirez. Middle Relief provides a big time market ineffciency, its constantly overvalued. The formula the Padres have used to have successful bullpens is to have guys who pound the strike zone. Proctor and Farnsworth aren’t those type of guys.

  211. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    A-Rod is amazing

  212. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    err its Yankeeschat if you dont want to type it here

  213. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    I don’t know if I want to post it here, what is yours?

  214. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    try joining the chatroom Yankeeschat

  215. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    how do i get there?

  216. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    what happened to run support

  217. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Never mind i’ll just post it. i can always block people

    yankeechick7878

  218. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    jennifer go to yesterday i put my sn… yesterday my name was “ben from boston”

  219. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Doc haliday happened.

  220. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Bryan, too funny, LOL !!!

  221. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    78… good year

  222. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    hold on one second i’m going to sign on an iccount i dont normally use…

    add my name with a 3 at the end to your list.

  223. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    sox got one

  224. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    ben….you are NOT allowed to post that…only when they get scored AGAINST !!!(wink)

  225. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Mind if I join in on the chat?

  226. jennifer July 17th, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    I didn’t get anything yet and can’t figure out how to find hte chat room. It has been a while since i’ve used an instant messanger program.

  227. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    I want in as well – please just post the room name

  228. Rocco July 17th, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    jen i just signed on rocco3

    IM me there.

  229. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Just signed in as mikenyy13245

  230. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    idk if youre positive enough mike

  231. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    idk if youre positive enough mike

    Lol

  232. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    CB,

    I haven’t seen Heredia pitch. Cuello is very thin but athletic. He filled in one game for Tampa when I saw them play earlier in the year. It was before the GCL season started and he made several nice plays at second base.

    Isn’t hitting much yet but, that may be a product of his lack of strength.

    A lot of the Latin American players are rail thin when they get to the states. I saw Vlad Guerrero when he was 16 and he looked like Edwar Ramirez! He was rail thin, yet filled out nicely.

    Almonte can hit. Right now, it seems like he is chasing a lot of pitches out of the zone but, he smoked some balls in BP today that showed he had some pop.

  233. gayle July 17th, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Ok so here is what we have learned abut Kyle:

    He cant pitch 2 days on a row
    He cant come in with runners on base can only start an inning
    he cant pitch 1-2-3 innings

    What is it again that he can do??

  234. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    i added you mike it says you arent online. do you have the think where only ppl from your buddy list can im you?

  235. Mike S. July 17th, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    as Pete wrote, Durazo is for SWB only. I’ll be surprised if he even comes to NY. AP is at 1b, and you have Giambi and Minky coming soon. How many 1b/dh’s do you need (esp. if you count Damon now as a DH)? Esp. LEFTY hitting DHs??

    I didn’t want Durazo. Still don’t. He goes to SWB and takes ABs away from someone. Hopefully not Shelley Duncan, unless the Yanks are thinking of including Shelley in a deal right now. As for Eric Duncan, I’ve written for 2 years that he’ll never make it and that he reminds me of Drew Henson.

    If the Yanks do a deal for Johnson, then guaranteed you don’t see Durazo.

  236. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    i added you mike it says you arent online. do you have the think where only ppl from your buddy list can im you?

    Not sure, I only made it recently made it.

    I`m at the home page for aim.com right now

  237. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    try to get into “yankeeschat”

  238. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Boston just BARELY missed a 3 run HR that would have put them ahead by one run……DANG ! …I Mean SWEET !!!

  239. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    try to get into “yankeeschat�

    How do I get from aim.com to that?

  240. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    now would be a nice time for A-Rod to get that first homerun off Halladay

  241. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I tried logging in but I got the This Page Cannot be Displayed thing

  242. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    go to your buddy list and add anygivensunday09 then im it

  243. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    that was a BS strike call…

  244. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Okay I sent the buddy invite

  245. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    At least Halladay has a high pitch count. If Posada has a long AB this could be his last inning

  246. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    The bright side: Halladay has thrown a lot of pitches. At least he won’t go more than 7.

    The negative: Pettitte is nearing his end as well. Let’s just say Farnsworth doesn’t give me much confidence

  247. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    I think Torre should try to stretch Pettitte

  248. Mike S. July 17th, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    For what it’s worth:

    Durazo DH 0 or 3 so far
    S. Duncan 1b 2 for 3 double
    E. Duncan 3b 0 for 3 removed from game; Basak 1 for 3 started at 2b, moved to 3b.

  249. Mike S. July 17th, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    “Weird to see Roy Halladay struggle so much. You have to wonder if he’s injured. He has now walked six batters in his last seven innings. This is a guy who walked 23 in 114 innings last season.”

    He settled in, but did you ask or think about how recovered he may or may not be from that appendicitis he had earlier this year? Aftereffects?

  250. WebmistressEMC July 17th, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    In this game (top of 7th): I can’t believe how futile the hitting has been for both these teams.

    Up to now, anyway.

  251. gayle July 17th, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    its not futile when you run into 2 really good pitchers

  252. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    For what its worth Halladay’s periphereals show that he has performed better than you would think from his ERA

    Forget about the chat room thing.

  253. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    yea i gave up

  254. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    No problem :)

  255. ben zona July 17th, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    yay farnsworth. thanks joe.

  256. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Krazy Kyle Farnsworthless

  257. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Come on Yankees we need some runs here

  258. TKinDC July 17th, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    I know I had a lot of company when I was down on Cano earlier in the year – especially the 3 error game and missing 3rd base. But he has really done a nice job lately.

    I hope it continues.

  259. PooNani July 17th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    DAMON?

    A LAZY POPUP?

    I DONT BELIEVE IT

  260. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    How bad does Johnny Damon have to suck before he no longer bats leadoff and/or play DH?

    There has to be some threshold, right?

  261. trio July 17th, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Free Edwar!

  262. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Should have had Miguel Cairo PH for Damon.

  263. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    in comes kyle ouch! no run back to the pen

  264. we miss paulie July 17th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Farnsworth? Yikes.

  265. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    What’s the point of having a 13 man pitching staff if Torre will only use Vizcaino, Proctor, Farnsworth, Mo and occassionally Villone? Farnsworth should not be in a tie game in the 8th inning!

  266. mel July 17th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    O.K., now the fun begins. Bullpen vs. Bullpen. A win would be great, Cleveland & Boston both losing. Let’s go Krazy Kyle! 1-2-3!

  267. ... July 17th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    This has got to be farnsworths last shot at the 8th…

    I actually hope he does well..sadly.

  268. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    I’m thinking Farnsworth will get through the inning but give up a run.

  269. we miss paulie July 17th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Man, this would be a nice time for Farnsworth to earn his salary.

  270. we miss paulie July 17th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Tseng,

    That’s not getting through the inning to me.

  271. Bryan July 17th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    oh great no glasses Krazy Kyle now he can’t see EITHER!!!

  272. Andrea July 17th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Damon’s a poor excuse for a DH, but who else could they throw in there? Kevin Thompson? Miguel Cairo?

  273. JeffG July 17th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    yeah, Kyle.

    What, does Farnsworth have pictures of Torre naked on Cashman’s lap?

  274. We want Tim Redding July 17th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Kyle will blow the game. Who agrees with me?

  275. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Farnsworth will walk a batter then give up a bomb.

  276. trio July 17th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    farnsworth cant pitch 2 days in a row. he can only start innings and not come in in the middle of an inning. what kind of “relief” pitcher is he.

  277. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Great job by Pettitte. Six no decisions that he has given up two runs or less. Just rotten luck.

    Damon? I am afraid the two biggest anchors on this team right now are Damon and Farnsworth. Its now becoming a huge problem with Damon.

    At some point, they have to get him out of the lineup. Perhaps go with Jeter in the leadoff spot and when they call up a position player, give Duncan some DH time.

    Damon just can’t hit anymore. Whether he is hurt, shot or a combination of the two, the results are clear, its just not there for him this year.

    He doesn’t even hit balls hard anymore, and that’s an indication that his slump (or whatever you want to call it) is not close to ending.

    Now, we have to sweat out Farnsworth, huge problem #2 with this team. Not easy, that’s for sure.

  278. we miss paulie July 17th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    If he walks this batter, he needs to be pulled. IMMEDIATELY.

  279. JeffG July 17th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    And Kyle AMAZINGLY cannot get a 1-2-3 inning.

  280. dontfirecash July 17th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Send out an APB for Edwar Ramirez…Not seen in over a week.

  281. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    everytime Farnsworth gets on the mound i feel like bill murray in groundhog day

  282. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    They could send down one of the pitchers they never use and call up Shelley Duncan to DH. Or put Thompson in LF and let Matsui DH.

  283. TKinDC July 17th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    KC up 8-1.

    Odds against a good outing by Farnsworth 8-1.

  284. Mike S. July 17th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Farnsworth can’t count 1-2-3.

  285. ... July 17th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    my god…does he enjoy doing that???

  286. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Wow, great job by Farnsworth AGAIN.

  287. JeffG July 17th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Oh lord, can we PLEASE get rid of this bum?

  288. Mike S. July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Great. Now he gives them ANOTHER base.

  289. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    wow… i mean… wow.

  290. We want Tim Redding July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    has Kyle ever induced a double play in his life? including little league?

  291. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    We Want EdWAR!!!!!

  292. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Mike Myers up in the pen, that hardly reassures me.

  293. ansky July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    *(&!$$@^!!!!!!!!

    you must be kidding me. Make it rain boobirds

  294. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    How many times has he done that?

  295. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Oh man, Farnsworth on the mound and I only have 3 cigarettes. This could be trouble.

    Joe, save the smokers’ lungs, bring Viz in now!

  296. JeffG July 17th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    This is ALL Torre’s fault. I don’t care if Kyle pulls out a gun and shoots the batter, it’s Torre’s fault. What possible indication has this player given that he can handle anything involving the 8th inning?

  297. mel July 17th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Girardi’s like Ms. Chloe.

  298. trio July 17th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    this bullpen is pathetic. bruney, villone and ramirez never pitch. myers and farnsworth are not good pitchers. proctor and vizcaino are marginal at best. the only savior is mo.

  299. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    has Kyle ever induced a double play in his life? including little league?

    The diving play by Phillips against TB remember. Now that takes skill

  300. Jim Johnson July 17th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    That’s the 2nd time I’ve seen Farnsworth throw a pickoff attempt away.

  301. JFud25 July 17th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Imagine how good the Yanks would be if we had a manager with common sense who knew better than to bat a .238 hitter (after 3 months of the season) leadoff, and constantly use an unreliable middle reliever with an ERA nearing 5 in the 8th inning.

    I can’t wait until the Yankees have a manager who’s greatest strength isn’t his ability to massage egos.

  302. ... July 17th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    SJ44 –

    Totally agreed.

    Damon is killing the lineup… every time i turn on the TV jeter or cabrera is up with 1 out.

    he doesn’t even walk.

    Put Cabrera, Jeter, Abreu, up there…in the leadoff spot

  303. BX 12 Fordham Road July 17th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    1 more year of this bum being on the books, correct ? He truly sucks but someone else will let him steal money after he leaves the Bronx

  304. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    wow you writers are one attractive bunch

  305. JeffG July 17th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Torre should be fired just for this one move.

  306. Yanksmitch July 17th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    So, let me see here.. the logic about bringing Farnsie in is that we are “showcasing” him so he can be traded. Doesn’t everyone realize that the more people see of Farnworthless the LESS they are going to want him. This guy is terrible, and throwing an errant pickoff throw while his FOOT IS STILL ON THE BASE is ridiculous. I don’t care about the “politics of baseball”, by putting Farnsworth in Torre is making a dumb move… and there’s a run scored to prove my point. What trade bait!!!

  307. Mike S. July 17th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks, Joe.

  308. ... July 17th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    See ya Kyle — guaranteed last shot..blown.

  309. Ave A July 17th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    that’s the *3rd pick-off* “error” Krazy Karl has committed in 37 innings.

  310. it is high... July 17th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    if i have to hear Michael Kay say “the fallacy of the predetermined outcome” one more time, i’m going to shove that fallacy right up his outcome

  311. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    farnsworth seriously is like baseball kryptonite

  312. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Farnsworth comes through, just as we knew he would.

  313. ansky July 17th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    We should def keep going to Kyle in every tight game. reliability is the key

  314. dontfirecash July 17th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    I just ripped the few remaining hairs off my head

  315. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    f’n farnsworthless strikes again. That fastball was straighter than Ted Nugent. unfrickinbelievable.

  316. Ave A July 17th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Just great. Cleveland and Boston are losing and Krzay helps them out.

  317. Will July 17th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Farnsworth…you piece of crap. How are we going to make games up with this jerkoff coming in the 8th. He just blew his last shot.

  318. it is high... July 17th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Wow, brilliant. Who here wants to meet Kyle in a dark alley?

  319. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Yanksmitch

    More than that, the Yankees don’t have the luxury of showcasing anyone. This team needs every win it can get. Bruney, Edwar, Villone, Vizcaino…any would be better than Farnsworth.

  320. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    ugh. This should be the last time we ever see Farnsy in the 8th.

  321. mel July 17th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Boobirds sing that song! Farnsworth is such a joke.

  322. Joey_V July 17th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Although I’m not watching or listening to the game, I’ll be hearing the boos for Farnsworth in California when he walks off the field.

  323. we miss paulie July 17th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    For once I just want to see Joe come out of the dugout and smack Farns on the head.

  324. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Who should I be more pissed at? Farnsworth for blowing it again, or Torre for continuing to allow Farnsworth to blow it?

  325. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    lol, no one does, it is high. We may hate him but we’re not suicidal. Unless Chuck Norris posts on this blog…

  326. Ron July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Joe Torre is the only person in the world that believes Kyle Farnsworth is his best choice for an 8th inning guy. What an arrogant prick.

  327. T.J. July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    How long is as Pete calls him “Krazy Kyle” going to remain on the mound? This is the time to bring Proctor or Mo in

  328. belial July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    and joe torre shouldn’t be fired?

  329. Brian M July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    I woudn’t trust Farnsworth with the 8th inning if we had a 10 run lead

  330. YanksFanLV July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Freakin Farnsworth.

  331. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Problem #2 now blows the game.

    At some point, trade proposals or not, you can’t have this guy blow games for you.

    Its just typical Farnsworth. Can’t throw strikes, STILL throws the ball to first base, even though the runner is ON THE BAG, continues to throw the ball away, and gets beat on a 1-2 pitch to probably blow this game.

    The sad reality is, only two guys can pitch in this bullpen: Mo and Vizcaino. But, Farnsworth is pure garbage.

    Just cut your losses with him and move on. How many more games are you going to have this guy cost you? Very, very frustrating because you just knew, as soon as he comes in the game, he will spit the bit. Its as sure as the sun setting in the west.

  332. JFud25 July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Torre is doing everything he possibly can to be fired, but Cashman won’t allow it.

    Oh, Cashman should NEVER again be allowed to sign a FA pitcher unless it’s a no-brainer like Johan Santana or someone like that.

  333. Kevin July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    I’d kill to be in Joe’s press conference, just to hear him explain this one. Every single person who has ever watched a baseball game saw that coming. Except Joe.

    If the Yankees are serious about the playoffs they’ll trade Farnsworth immediately. If you don’t mind winning 75 games and finishing in 3rd, prepare for 18 more months of FARNSMANIA.

  334. We want Tim Redding July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    KC up by 7 and we can’t take advantage. How can Torre let the fate of the season be decided by Farnsy? Game over. good night Folks.

  335. Al July 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    I don’t understand the venom directed toward Farnsworth. The guy throws 100mph! 100mph! I’d want him late in the game. It’s only time before he figures it out and becomes lights out. But you have to keep sending him out there thinking this is gonna be the time he blows away the opposition He’s a great pitcher and Torre’s trust in him is validated.

  336. Dimitri July 17th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I’m trying my best to calm myself and not use foul language on Worthless.

  337. T.J. July 17th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    When is the Captain, Posada, and Alex going to make that trip to the mound to see what Krazy’s problem is?

  338. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    John Sterling:

    “I don’t know how much longer the Yankees can bring him in the 8th inning. I mean he gives up a run every time – Every Time!”

  339. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I just don’t see how, if he keeps letting opposing teams score, how he has any value as trade bait whatsoever.

  340. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    oh YES…let’s stick with Farnsworth in the 8th inning….I mean, he only gives up 1-2 runs ALL THE FREAKIN TIME ….Man…someone needs to get canned for this constant BS !!!

  341. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Why doesn’t Torre see it?

  342. Al July 17th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    I’m obviously kidding

  343. we miss paulie July 17th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    That’s the last time we will see Farns. Joe can’t be that nuts.

  344. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    wow, the azzhat gets the 3rd out. WHAT A GUY!

  345. YanksFanLV July 17th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Why does Joe leave him in after he gives up the go ahead? He already blew it, might as will give Edwar a shot.

  346. Will July 17th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    We understand he is in there because he make 7 million a year…but enough. We dont have the luxury of figuring it out, and letting this jerk off pitch the 8th inning. We are 7 behind a playoff spot…not 7 in front.

  347. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    attention jumpers, we get two more chances to bat in this game. It is still very winnable. Keep the faith. Farnsy will no longer be pitching in this game.

  348. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Al:

    I don’t know if you are joking or serious, but the speed he throws really doesn’t mean anything. He is throwing straight fastballs to major league hitters. They can hit him, they’ve proven it.

  349. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Nettles,

    I’m more upset at Joe. By now we know what Farnsworth is. If you want to chance him with a 2 or 3 run lead in the 8th, that’s one thing.

    However, he cannot be used in a tie game. Who didn’t see this coming? I think we all did.

    I am not saying another reliever wouldn’t have also blown it but they would have given us a better chance.

    Proctor may not be the world’s best reliever but we cannot afford to tradee him with Farnsworth pitching this badly, certainly not for a weak left handed hitting first baseman.

  350. Yanksmitch July 17th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    AI… please tell me there’s some sarcasm in there. Yes he throws a hundred– right past the first baseman!

  351. Dave K July 17th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Al:

    Obviously, disregard my last comment

  352. Stuart July 17th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    THe guy had a throwing error to 1st with the baserunner standing on the bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Farnsworth may be the dumbest FFFFFFFFFFFF guy in baseball, and there are some real morons out there..

    He is crap… June 18th the last clean inning…

    his whip is almost 2…And he pitches in the 8th inning.. are you FFFFFFFFFFFFF delusional?????????????

    I do not care if they want to trade him or not, his play is costing them games…………

  353. JeffG July 17th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    If the Yankees are serious about the playoffs they’ll trade Torre and Cashman. Those idiots are “running Farnsie” out there , and running the Yankees season out there along with him.

  354. Wolf In Pinstripes July 17th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    How much is Theo paying Farnsworth under the table to give away all of our games? I’m being dead serious.

  355. Ave A July 17th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    This is why fans are so angry. you don’t have to touch a steaming kettle to know it’s hot. fans have enough common sense not to insert unreliable into a tied game.

  356. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    This is just sickening. Farnsworth has to go. Let’s jus teat his contract and make him disapear.

  357. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    After tonight, I am sure Joe will say that he is going to try and get Farnsy straight by pitching him in less stressful situations for awhile.

  358. Dave July 17th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Farnsworthless…unbelievable. First, do no harm, Dr. Kyle.

  359. Ron July 17th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    I think Joe Torre just posted on this blog.

  360. MIke July 17th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    at this point, I’d rather see edwar or bruney or britton come in a close situation and possibly blow a game than the 100% sure likelihood of farnsworth blowing a game. How many games has he lost for us in the last 2 years alone ? 10 games?

  361. Kevin July 17th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Hey, way to keep it close, Kyle. Top-notch job.

  362. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    we will hear for the next 3 days the bobby abreu “if he doesnt hit the yankees lose” stat all day tomorrow

  363. Miguel July 17th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    DAMMIT FARNSWORTH!!! I’M TRYING TO QUIT SMOKING!!!!!!!

  364. Colorado Yank July 17th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    When Sterling and Waldman start stating the obvious, you know the situation is very very grim.

    Farnsworth should be told that he will be fined 100k every time the throws to 1st base UNLESS, instructed by the bench.

    Yanks could have gained another game on boston – 8 back and 6 back in the Wild Card..

  365. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    wow that was almost a yogi-ism… awesome

  366. Cumberberg July 17th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Why do I still think we’re going to win this game? Dunno. Just a feeling. Helped by the fact that we know we’re done with Farns for the night.

  367. JFud25 July 17th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    I’ve said it countless times:

    If ‘Worthless remains on the team, he needs to pitch in the middle innings so that the offense has a chance to score back the runs he is guaranteed to give up.

  368. chris July 17th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Would farnsworth just GO AWAY

  369. Mike July 17th, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    YankeeJosh, Dan Johnson, especially away from Network Associates is anything but a weak hitting 1B. In fact, using tonight as an example, if he was in the lineup, instead of Damon, we’d probably have had more than 1 run. Proctor isn’t even good enough to beat out Krazy Kyle in Joe’s mind as our 8th inning guy. Personally, I’d make the trade, and get rid of Kyle and roll the dice with Britton, Vizcaino and Edwar.

  370. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    haha miguel. ditto.

  371. terry July 17th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    thanks for the loss Joe…its like he’s trying to get fired and i wish someone would do him that favor. what he did tonight with farnsworth is absolutely inexcusable and makes me sick to my stomach.

  372. Mike July 17th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    I don’t think we’re coming back, somehow I think Damon is going to make the last out with runners on. Worst hitter in the lineup right now, getting the most ABs.

  373. belial July 17th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    The fact of the matter is that Joe Torre is dumber than a stump. He puts “showcasing” Farnsworth above winning a game and gaining ground in the playoff race.

    And I’m sure Pete and his butt-kissing ilk will somehow find a reason to defend Clueless Joe.

    BTW, the Yanks are not coming back in this game, and any realistic fan who follows this team knows that.

  374. Robert July 17th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    I understand that Torre has always been overly loyal to certain players, but in the past they’ve been players like Williams, who had a track record of quality play. Farnsworth … ?

    Seriously, is he holding the Torres hostage somewhere?

  375. Doug Niman July 17th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    Please dear god have mercy on our barely over .500 souls! Why does this Farnsworth continue to torture us!

    It’s almost like he does it on purpose – how can you be that bad all the time and not show enough humility to consider a career change?

    If I sucked that consistently at my job, I’d be gone…

  376. YanksFanLV July 17th, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Posada is due.

  377. Colorado Yank July 17th, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Abreu on another slide… 0-8 in the past two games…

  378. Will July 17th, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Come on Robbie!

  379. Cumberberg July 17th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    belial, is the red sox game over already? surprised you’re not still watching it.

  380. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    I know this a business and that you’re trying to get as much back as possible in a trade, but any GM worth a dime *knows* how little we value Farns’ abilit and that he *always* gives up a run every single time he comes out. I don’t see how we gat *any* value back at all at this point. Just get what you can get at this point and call it a loss. There’s no way you can get anything at all worth a crap for him now.

  381. Al July 17th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    I was obviously kidding. I’ll buy Farnsworth the first ticket on the next Greyhound to Tuscaloosa.

    I wonder if KF can put “getting Joe Torre fired” on his resume.

    Yankee fans need to start a Farnsworth sucks chant on the mound. Trade him to the Mets for Schoenweiss

  382. Mike July 17th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Why does it seem like whenever we get a chance to get over a hump, in this case getting to 8/6 back, we lose a close game due to bullpen mismanagement.

  383. JFud25 July 17th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    I’m down to chip in and buy ‘Worthless a 1-way ticket to anywhere in the world.

  384. Wait Til Next Year July 17th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    I have said it before. I love Torre as a Dad. He absolutely is the most pigheaded manager I have ever seen. He refuses to accept the reality that this guy is horsesh*t. He obviously is getting “soft” in the sense he cannot stand up to his own underperforming players. Remember this is the same guy who benched Tino for Cecil in the ’96 series because he wanted to win. He may think he wants to win as much now. But he is not able to act on that desire and make the tough decisions. Torre HAS to go at the end of the season. Which might have been tonight by the way. Disgraceful. Absolutely disgraceful. He has not managed well since Zim left.

  385. Colorado Yank July 17th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Cano will strike out… can’t hit the curve.

  386. Al July 17th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    BREAKING NEWS!!!

    Farnsworth has nude photos of Torre that he’s using as blackmail. That has to be it?

  387. belial July 17th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    C’mon Pete, you suck-up. Defend your buddy Clueless Joe!

    And JeffNJ, you are a dolt for thinking the Yanks can still win this game.

  388. MIke July 17th, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    How many games has farnsworth cost the yankees in the past 2 years? 10 games?

  389. Mike July 17th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    I wonder if Scranton will trade us Britton for him.

  390. belial July 17th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    “belial, is the red sox game over already? surprised you’re not still watching it.”

    It doesn’t even matter if Boston wins or loses anymore. The Yanks have a manager who will make sure they don’t make up the necessary ground.

  391. Al July 17th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Gotta love the strong bench… if Cano gets on… Phillips (gasp!) is up next

  392. Ave A July 17th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Cash and Torre like to talk about minor leaguers “not being ready” and then they – they themselves – proceed to make minor league moves.

    then the whine that the fans and media are tooooo demanding.

    This is how fan revolts begin. *Everybody in the entire stadium should walk out* the next time the stick unreliable in a close or tied game. And yes, there will be a next time, the staff is more incompetent than DC

  393. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Sadly my prediction for Farnsworth’s half of the inning came true.

  394. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Cano didn’t see one strike EVEN CLOSE in that at bat yet he swung 3 times. He has alot to learn still.

  395. ... July 17th, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    swingin for the fences much robby?

  396. YanksFanLV July 17th, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    that may have been our best chance at getting a couple runs home. Way to go Robbie.

  397. Bryan July 17th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Cano craps his pants AGAIN!!!!!!!! I should be a pyshic

  398. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    uh oh

  399. Marissa July 17th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Just had to point out to everyone the meaning of belial – a personifcation of wickedness and ungodliness alluded to in the bible.

    love reading the rest of the comments.

  400. belial July 17th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    And Cano proves he is NOTHING to get excited about.

    BTW, whoever predicted he wouldn’t come close to .300 this year was right on the money.

  401. Colorado Yank July 17th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    Well that sucks… tough loss tonight, even worse thanks to Farnsworth blowing it. Not sure who is to blame, Torre for using Farnsworth, Cashman for holding on to Farnsworth, or Farnsworth for being a stubborn red neck.

    Either way, still a tough loss. Could have picked up a game in both races. But as long as the Yanks can take the next two, that keeps them playing .700 baseball which has to payoff eventually.

  402. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    5 big LOB for Robbie today.

    Damon and Jeter also failed to come up with the clutch hits with RISP.

  403. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    belial, you are a dolt for thinking you serve any purpose here besides wasting pixels. JeffNJ is anything but for being a true fan and rooting for the team till the end.

    I’d stick around to do the same but work calls and Negative Nancy-ness abounds here anyway. Where is my Optimism Crew? LET’S GO YANKEES!!! Still time for a dramatic win…

  404. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    If Cano learns when to swing and when not to, he will be a .300 hitter, no question.

  405. Clueless Joe Must Go July 17th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    If there is still someone left who thinks Joe Torre should be fired, please explain Kyle Farnsworth. Thanks Clueless for helping the opposition yet again.

  406. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    I don’t know why everyone hates Kyle. He didn’t even allow an earned run in his inning! If his defense hadn’t let him down he has a nice easy inning :D

  407. Al July 17th, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Next year – Britton, JB Cox, and Henn better be in the bullpen

  408. Dimitri July 17th, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Cano swung at ball 6… Oh wells, at least Boston is losing.

  409. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Nice to see Bruney in but I can’t help thinking this would have been a good place to give Edwar another look.

  410. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    One thing before I go, why couldn’t they let Bruney do this in the 8th?!

  411. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Hey guys

    Their’s still hope. If we get a couple runners on then our lord and savior will have an opportunity. And of course don’t forget El Capitan who will come up if just one guy gets on

    OPTIMISM!!!!!!

  412. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Unfortunately, Robbie Cano continues his regression as a hitter.

    There is a reason why he is hitting .132 W/RISP and 2 outs this year. He’s also hitting under .200 W/RISP. No concept of the strikezone. Swung at three balls out of the zone and fails again. Did the same thing in the first inning with the bases loaded. He is now hitting under .200 in his career with the bases loaded.

    At this point, he may be playing himself off this team.

    Three years into the majors, still no clue of the strikezone. Now that teams have figured that out, there is no logical reason to throw him a strike with runners on base. They don’t, he doesn’t adjust, and he fails almost 100% of the time in those situations.

    Very, very frustrating to see the same players make the same mistakes on a nightly basis and nothing ever changes.

    To blow this game on ANOTHER Kyle Farnsworth meltdown is just unacceptable at this point in the season.

    There is a reason why this is a .500 team and tonight is a classic example of it. Its also why this team won’t sniff the playoffs this year without massive changes. Which, never happen during a season.

  413. Al July 17th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    When Giambi comes back… he should strictly be a pinch hitter. Keep him on the bench like they did with Straw back in the day to frighten managers and then hit him late in the game in big spots

  414. River Ave Report July 17th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Pete – In the post game ask Torre what goes through his mind when deciding to put Farnsworth into a tie game

  415. Alfred July 17th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Joe has to PH for Damon if it stays close and someone gets on. Be mired in such a slump right now. I’d rather see Thomson.

  416. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    One thing before I go, why couldn’t they let Bruney do this in the 8th?!

    Because then Farnsworthless would have come in in the 9th.

  417. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Indeed Mike NYY–optimism!! Holla!!!

  418. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Why are they pitching to Glaus? Don’t they know Thomas is no longer in the game?

  419. Al July 17th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Thinking the same thing about Bruney.. why not him in the 8th?

  420. belial July 17th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    “JeffNJ is anything but for being a true fan”

    BBB,

    Sorry, but any “true fan” has watched this team for the entire season and KNOWS that 8th inning was the downfall and there would be no comeback. You truly have to be delusional or just plain stupid to think the bats wouldn’t fold after Clueless Joe didn’t give his team the best chance to win the game.

    This is a mediocre team with a Godawful manager…the worst in all of baseball strategy-wise.

    I’ll be loving watching Pete (if he even has the guts to address the move) and some here try to defend Clueless Joe.

  421. Clueless Joe Must Go July 17th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    I wonder if the intrepid reporters in the NY Press will summon the courage to ask Clueless Joe why he decided to bring in Farnsworhless.

  422. Ron July 17th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    DEFEND TORRE NOW, PETE. DEFEND THAT ARROGANT, ARCHAIC, PUSH-BUTTON CLOWN SITTING IN THE YANKEE DUGOUT.

  423. Drew July 17th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Damon and Jeter have failed to this point tonight getting the big hit with RISP, but I see that changing in the Bottom of the 9th. Yankees win 3-2 on a 2-run Jeter single. Toronto’s bullpen situation is certainly nothing special without BJ Ryan closing.

  424. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Anyone find something wrong when Torre won’t use Rivera in a tie game but will use Kyle?

  425. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Phillips, Melky, and then Damon… optimism indeed.

  426. Colorado Yank July 17th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Memo to Farnsworth: Did you watch the top of the 9th…that is a 1-2-3 inning you jacka**.

  427. Clueless Joe Must Go July 17th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    What this team needs is a Jets-style Joe Must Go chant at every game until the anchor that Joe Torre is thrown over board.

  428. belial July 17th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    “Pete – In the post game ask Torre what goes through his mind when deciding to put Farnsworth into a tie game”

    Sorry, but Pete is too busy putting on his lipstick getting ready to kiss Joe’s old, wrinkled, smelly ass one more time.

  429. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Phillips – K
    Melky – groundout
    Damon – infield pop up

  430. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Pete – Be blunt with Farnsworth… ask him “Why do you think Joe puts you in the game when you have trouble getting through an inning without giving up a run?”

    “Do you think you are the best bet to pitch in the 8th inning?”

    “Why can’t you pitch with any sort of dominance… ever?”

    “Ok so seriously Kyle… are you trying to get traded or get Joe fired… it’s gotta be one or the other”

  431. CaptainsCorner July 17th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Clueless should be fired just for bring that moron into the game!! Pete can you please ask the drunk manager why he insists on bringing the disaster into the game!!!??!! It makes absolutely no sense. I do not care if they want to trade him..he cant get anyone out and they continue to let him lose game after game for them inorder to find a trade partner??!! What about winning games. If the Yanks have 44 loses then how many of them are Farnsworthless’s fault…10? Also the runner is standing on the bag and he is throwing 150 mph to 1st base…does this guy have a brain? Doesnt seem like it. Rivera at 70 years old will be better than Farnsworthless now..Not that, that says anything….He makes me sick…

  432. Wait Til Next Year July 17th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    What Torre has forgotten is that this game is a meritocracy– in the present tense. Forget salaries being paid or past performance. If you cannot do it now, do NOT put him in. I would like one sportswriter to actually ask a tough question to try to get this through to him. But that won’t happen. It is a cozy club, isn’t it Pete?

  433. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    ok let’s prove the troll of the day bel-idiot wrong. Let’s go Yanks, yes ANDY!

  434. Cumberberg July 17th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    I just hate it when we piss away great pitching performances like Pettitte’s today. Kudos for Andy.

    On Farns… I’ve never believed the whole showcasing argument. I wonder if Torre’s rationale is to give as much regularity as possible to Farns in terms of role and situation in the hope that he’ll settle into his role and get comfortable. Still, you just can’t sit and throw $100 bills you don’t have at the dealer when you’re on a losing streak. You have to know when to push back from the blackjack table and walk away. Farns has had his chance.

  435. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Pinch-Run Kevin Thompson.

  436. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    A-PhiL!!!!!!

    Bunt here? Maybe not with Damon coming up

  437. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Don’t bunt Melky. Put in Thompson to pinch run and steal second!

  438. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Run on Zaun.

  439. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Jabba The Chamberlain for the 8th.

  440. zach July 17th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    farnsworth can’t come in in the middle of an inning. he can’t start an inning. he can’t field. he can’t strike people out. he can’t see without glasses. he can;t get along with his teammates. he can’t play baseball.

  441. Nick July 17th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Pete,

    I know you don’t think Kyle should be in either. Push the buttons. Be a journalist and force Torre and Cashman to answer the question. Why have Meyers up here if you don’t use him. DFA him and bring up Britton. Why have War up here if you don’t plan to use him for TEN DAYS… send him back down. Torre won’t use anyone outside his inner circle so why waste their talent. Ask him why he trusts farnsworth after he has blown at least 4 games this year. I challenge the media to ask these baseball questions, not just you but since you are more in-tuned with the public, here is my challange.

  442. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Okay, good enough.

  443. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    The Offensive Machine from 1st base lol :D

  444. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    YES MIGGY! SB!

  445. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Run on him again.

  446. Ave A July 17th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    so disappointing.

    losing is hard enough, but when you repeatedly take unnecessary, foreseeable risks, with little potential upside, then you feel like giving up.

    that’s it.

    I’m filing for divorce from Torre and Cash, citing “cruel and inhuman treatment”

  447. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    A straggling few got up to go in deep despair.
    The rest clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
    They thought, if only Casey could get but a whack at that -
    We’d put up even money, now, with Casey at the bat.

    Insert Derek for Casey… and you catch the drift

  448. YanksFanLV July 17th, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Walkoff for Melky

  449. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

  450. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    God Damn it

  451. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    damn, well at least Melky got to 2nd. Probably should’ve had KT pinch running, but ok.

  452. River Ave Report July 17th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Wow the worst base coaching call of the season

  453. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Sorry, amazing play

    Infuriating to

  454. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    no need to send him there…. 2nd and 3rd no outs… on Rios’ arm… cmon… top of the order up

  455. Will July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Rios…what a fng beast of an arm.

  456. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    HUGE!!!!!!!

  457. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    damn, well at least Melky got to 2nd. Probably should’ve had KT pinch running, but ok.

    Cairo is generally considered the best pinch runner on the team so it isn’t to bad

  458. ansky July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    why did they send him????????

    No outs??? Are you kidding me?

    BLIMEY!!

  459. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    yeah really…what up with that Bowa?

  460. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Good job by Melky stealing third!

  461. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    someone is gonna need to bail out BONEHEAD BOWA….what a STUPID MOVE sending the runner…IS HE ON DOPE ??? Come One DAMON,,,can we get a flippin fly ball ?????????

  462. River Ave Report July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Toronto is ASKING for us to win this game

  463. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    INFIELD IN… TOO BAD DAMON SUCKS

  464. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Come on Johhny!!!!

  465. Prete Funk Era July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    WE have to get a sac fly

  466. Will July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    El Capitan…Let’s go DJ!

  467. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    ohhhh snap! runner on 3rd 1 out anyway! Thank you Melky!!!

  468. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Bunt for Jeter?????

  469. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    El Capitan

    I just hope he doesn’t GIDP again

  470. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    oh man, this game is a classic. Can Jeter finally get a big hit? Seems like it’s been awhile. Watch for a wild pitch here too.

  471. anthony ca July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    how close was the throw home? pressure is killing me right now

  472. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    this game has A-Rod 9th inning heroics written ALL OVER IT, FOLKS….the crystal ball is CRYSTAL CLEAR !!!

  473. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Double play Derek up.

  474. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    GOTTA LITTLE CAPTAIN IN YOU?

  475. Prete Funk Era July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    double steal?

  476. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Suicide Squeeze :D

  477. YanksFanLV July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Oh Captain My Captain!

  478. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    bunt bunt the infield’s back,

  479. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Wild pitch.

  480. Ted July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Good game, but will only be great if the Yankees win obviously.

  481. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Jeter today:

    Groundout
    K
    Groundout
    Groundout

  482. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    BALK!

  483. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    I’m positively orgasmic!!!!!!!!!!!

  484. Will July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Yes…Balk baby!

    WOOO!

  485. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    YOU’RE RIGHT…. toronto is asking us to win this…. cmon jetes…. single up the middle and its over!!!!

  486. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    TIE GAME. WHERE IS THAT IDIOT BEL-IDIOT NOW!

  487. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    YYYYYYEEEESSSSSSSSSSS

    OPTIMISM :D

  488. YanksFanLV July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    hahahahahaha

  489. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    BAWK…BAWK….BAWK ?????

  490. Ted July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    BALK. Yes.

  491. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    ahahahahhahaha BALK woooo!!!!

  492. ansky July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    this is a game!

    Balk-y Bartacamus!!

  493. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Or balk.

  494. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Wild inning. Unbelievalbe.

  495. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    that’s one way I guess

  496. Richard July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    yesss!!

  497. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    YESSSS. A balk in our favor for once!

  498. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Accardo, if I ever meet you I’m buyin ya a beer!!!

  499. Colorado Yank July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Ok said this on Sunday, tides might be a changing the course of history…..fingers crossed… just sprayed Holy Water on the computer.

  500. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    walks steals and balks and thats how the yanks tied the game

    capitalize on their mistakes.

  501. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Cap’n will end it.

    You’re the man now dawg

  502. The artist formerly known as Ben from boston July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    belial suck it

  503. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    I mean seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the yankees get a balk, I only see them give up balks.

  504. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Cmon Derek!!! Lets do this!!!

  505. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Run, Johnny, Run.

  506. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    wonder if Jay fans are crucifying Gibbons for leaving Accardo in the game?

  507. Big Johnson July 17th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    I don’t care what anyone says, you cant blame him for running home. We need aggressive even risky play. Torre is doing everything in his power to keep us down, the players need to pick it up with aggressive play.

  508. CB July 17th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    If they win this game it says a lot about the mettle of this team

  509. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    ok so abreu is up so i guess we go into extras?

  510. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    the sheff story is on HBO now

  511. Pollyanna "Porkchop" Pough July 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    abreu will go cannibal

    clemens will bang his fist.

    2007 yankees: brotherhood of the fist.

  512. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    If Bobby gets a hit here, I’ll run to the Bronx and prostrate myself at his feet and kiss his shoes.

  513. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Thats a game ending GDIP without the balk.

  514. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    we better win it here, no Mo tonight I suppose.

  515. Cumberberg July 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    for you guys who post stuff like “he’s gonna strike out” or “he’s gonna hit into a double play” — why do you do that? is it just easier for you if the guy actually does that so you can say “hey, i knew he was going to do that. the yanks may lose, but at least i knew i was right”?

  516. ansky July 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    “wonder if Jay fans are crucifying Gibbons for leaving Accardo in the game?”

    no…its Arod’s fault, for yelling

  517. YanksFanLV July 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I guess if Bobby gets a hit they can still say “when Bobby hits, the Yanks win”

  518. dontfirecash July 17th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Sunny, I don’t think they have computers in Canada

  519. Colorado Yank July 17th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    0-9 FOR ABREU… SLUMP TIME AGAIN.

  520. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Oh, well. At least they extended the game. Let’s go!

  521. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Guys, even me with my Torre hating you have to give him credit for the calls he made this inning

  522. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Big Johnson

    I hear what you’re saying and there is some truth in it. I like Bowa in general. But with No outs it probably isn’t wise to take that risk. You have to have faith that your team can get home the tying run from third.

  523. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    well in hindsight…good thing ‘Worthless is already out of the way and thus guaranteed not to come in!

  524. belial July 17th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    toronto tried to give this game away to NY, but they just didn’t want to take it.

  525. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    This game has A-Rod 10th inning heroics written ALL over it…

  526. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    “2007 yankees: brotherhood of the fist”

    Fist banging mania!!

  527. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Sheff says “Steroids only count when they are shot in your butt”

  528. Clueless Joe Must Go July 17th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Does this team even need a manager and coaches? They’d probably have a much better record if they just told Joe and his posse to hang back at the hotel and sip some Green Tea.

  529. Prete Funk Era July 17th, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Well here’s the VIZ Quiz. I say he aces it!

  530. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Maybe if somebody shouts at Clark he will get scared and drop his bat.

  531. CaptainsCorner July 17th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Yanks get a lucky run. What an awful slide by Cairo. He had the whole front of the plate open and he slides right into the catcher and never gets near the plate. Jeter had an awful at bat, and then Abreu you would think he would take pitches with Arod on deck. Has he ever had a late inning big hit?

  532. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Vizcaino? I`d go to Rivera here. They`ve been overworked equally lately

  533. 1972 July 17th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    I guess the cold Abreu is back…

  534. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    This team battles. Anybody who says they are quitting doesn’t know what they are talking about.

    Its just a shame Farnsworth is such an anchor on this team. I mean, geez, if he gives up a HR, that’s baseball.

    But, to just give away a run with the same boneheaded BS he has done in his time in NY is just infuriating.

    Gotta hope for a scoreless inning here and an Arod walkoff. If they can steal this game, it would be huge.

  535. Pollyanna "Porkchop" Pough July 17th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    yankee fans, flip out. bang your fists, as clemens did in scranton in may when he sent fear through the press corps.

    if you have a fist, bang it.

    if you do not, pretend you do, and bang something.

  536. Big Johnson July 17th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Btw, farnsworthless is terrible but vizcaino is arguably even worse, regardless of what our resident guru here says. His best year was with milwaukee with an era of 2.99. He has a career era of 4.28. The guy is a career failure. I basically look at him the same way I see farnsworthless.

    Torre’s biggest mistake is not using his young guys. Where is Kram for example. Why not give him a shot at the 8th inning spot? We have nothing but misery right now and Torre will not violate his dont use youth policy at all. He should also be bringing in Mo more.

    Arguing over two useless duds like farnsworthless and Vizcaino is an exercise in futility. They are basically the same pitcher steeped in abject career failure.

  537. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    All Eight, anyone here second-guessing Torre’s decision to use Vizcaino instead of Mo? I realize Vizcaino has pitched exceedingly well lately but don’t you always bring your closer in a tied game at home after the eighth inning?

  538. jay destro July 17th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    i think i saw a Stormtroopers of Death reference

  539. Drew July 17th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Pollyanna, good to see you back. Let’s go Viz!!! Nice opportunity to get one game closer, hopefully we can take advantage of the gift given to us in the Bottom of the 9th.

  540. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Nettles, that cracked me up. Good one.

  541. CaptainsCorner July 17th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Where is Rivera? Is he not pitching because he is over worked?

  542. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Toronto better score here with A Rod and Hot-sui up in the 10th.

  543. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    lol dontfirecash

  544. Big Johnson July 17th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    This is what I mean. You have a must win situation that if successful could energize this team toward a legitimate playoff run. Rivera may never be used if Torre has his way.

  545. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Renbow, I am

    I want Rivera in this spot. We might get lucky but its still not the smart move

  546. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    you did, jay. it’s been my mantra since Clemens came back.

  547. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Where is Rivera? Is he not pitching because he is over worked?

    He is available and has pitched as much as Vizcaino

  548. Wait Til Next Year July 17th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    how much did Mo pitch in last 2 days? Is he unavailable?

  549. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Mariano’s pitched three days in a row, is older and is much more valueable to this team than Vizcaino. He is the ONLY 9th inning pitcher. There are at least alternatives to Vizcaino if he gets hurt or blows his arm out.

    I think given the circumstances it is the right decision.

  550. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    who wants to wager proctor comes in next?

  551. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    ack – time for a GIDP

  552. Wait Til Next Year July 17th, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    If Mo is available and Torre does not bring him in, he should be fired tomorrow (forget the end of the year). That and Farnsworthless is a double down nobody can forgive.

  553. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Mo has pitched 3 in a row, 4 out of 5. Viz pitched yesterday and one pitch the day before and was off the day before.

  554. CaptainsCorner July 17th, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Since Vizcaino has been good Torre is going to use him into the ground. He has pitched alot recently and once again Rivera is saved for what??!!! Then Torre will want to know why people like Vizcaino and Proctor cant get people out.

  555. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Boston lost

  556. Drew July 17th, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    I think keeping Mo out is the right move. This would be 4 days in a row. He did have some arm problems last year, and we cannot afford to lose him moving forward.

  557. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Pitch of the game right here

  558. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Yes!!!

  559. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    The Vizard!

  560. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    Here it comes

    A-Rod with the leadoff single, steals second, wild pitch, sac fly for Matsui on a collision at home plate :D

    OPTIMISM!!!!!

  561. Pollyanna "Porkchop" Pough July 17th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    vizcaino goes cannibal.

    a-rod will say “ha!!!”

    clemens will bang his fist.

  562. TKinDC July 17th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    Nice job Viz –

    lets hope we don’t need to see you again or Mo tonight!

  563. BX 12 Fordham Road July 17th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    BIG K !

    walk off bomb and let me sleep in peace….

    the entire 2nd half is going to feel like Sept/ Oct. baseball as they cannot afford to lose

  564. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    here IT COMES….A-Rod WALK OFF BLAST !!!

  565. Wait Til Next Year July 17th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    Fair enough. No double down. But Farnsworthless….

  566. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    and he only threw 7 pitches yesterday – so he’s more ready than Mo.

  567. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Toronto should be very very careful with A Rod. In fact, this might be the best time for them to bean him as krazy as that sounds.

  568. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    hopefully arod will earn his opt out now.

  569. CaptainsCorner July 17th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Ok…Time for Arod to get closer to 500 homeruns here…Hopefully they score in this inning otherwise it will probably be no control Proctor and then the bottom of the Yanks lineup…

  570. Adam July 17th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    THanks for calling out Kyle Peter. Cash has to trade him. I’d be happy if we got a warm 40 of Schlitz. At least you can rely on Schlitz.

  571. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Hey Pete

    Given Farnsworthless’ real lack of ability to keep teams from scoring, what can Cash expect in a trade for Farns – I can see it happening only if he decides to eat most of the money.

  572. Richard July 17th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    walk off homer AROD!!

  573. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    BoSox have already lost,,,,Cleveland is losing…

  574. jason July 17th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    If the Yankees win this will have turned out really well because they got a win and Farnsworth blew it which hopefully will mean that he won’t get another shot to blow one down the road.

  575. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    well he hit him with a slow curve, wouldn’t call that a bean, but I’ll still take credit for calling it. SB here.

  576. Alan July 17th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    OK, someone needs to get ejected….(joke)

  577. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Whaddaya know?! HBP!

  578. YankeeJosh July 17th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    The only way Mo should have been used tonight was with a one run lead in the 9th.

    He’s pitched three days in a row and if he pitched today he would definitely not be available tomorrow. If Mo pitched and we lost, then we’d be screwed tomorrow. I won’t blame Joe for this one move.

  579. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Ha!

  580. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Thank god Gibbons is a fool. He should have brought Brandon League in the game. That guy was devastating last night, throwing 95 mph at the knees for strikes. I’d love to acquire him.

  581. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    holy crap was that close! What did Sterling say?

  582. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    OMG, cmon Sterling…

  583. TKinDC July 17th, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Sterling blows another HR call. ARRRGGGGHHHHH!

  584. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Now, Matty has to pull the ball and get Arod to 3rd.

  585. Will July 17th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Come on Matso!

  586. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    O.K. That was the lamest HR call by Kay ever. “IT IS A…foul.”

  587. Kevin M. July 17th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    No way…did Sterling really call that? How long did it take him to realize he was wrong???

  588. dmm July 17th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    man we need to win tonight since the sox lost…go yanks!

  589. Pollyanna "Porkchop" Pough July 17th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    rage and fury know no boundaries. out of the east a storm brews. the children of boston have begun to shiver with fear. cluds in the shapes of fists gather over their city. now begins the period of darkness.

  590. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Ok, I’m going to say it. I have man-love for A Rod. George can we please keep him? We promise to walk to feed him him regularly!

  591. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Haha… “Fair Ball It’s gone!! It’s a foul!”

  592. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Yeah, Pollyanna, I love that poetry. Talk to me baby

  593. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    ok that was lame-sui. ok two more chances this inning.

  594. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Ugh, At least he worked the count

    Come on Posada this game isn’t over yet

  595. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    haha Pollyanna, your posts are so metal, I love it.

  596. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Why are they walking Posada here? That makes no sense.

  597. Richard July 17th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Oh no Cano!!

  598. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Cano gets a chance for redemption….

  599. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    I’m climaxing!!!!!!!!!!!

  600. Pollyanna "Porkchop" Pough July 17th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    bang your fists!!!!!!!!!

  601. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    THE YANKEES WIN!

  602. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!

  603. Will July 17th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Robbie Canooo…dont you know!

    Wooo baby!

    What a win!

  604. Mike NYY July 17th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS

    Even Joe Torre and Krazey Kyle Farnsworthless can’t kill this team

  605. Joey_V July 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Nettles ==> setting up the DP

  606. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Start spreading the news.. Road to the playoffs is just beginning!

  607. Drew July 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    YESSSSSS!!!! Way to go Robbie Cano!!!

  608. hello July 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Cano redeems himself

  609. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Is that sarcasm Nettle? I honestly can’t tell. Because a) there’s a base open, you can set up for the DP, and b) Cano vs Jorge…. I’d rather pitch to Cano at the moment.

    But of course I hope Cano redeems himself on the many chances he has missed out on this game.

  610. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    THHHEEEEEEEEE YANKEEEEEEES WIN!!!!

    Cano can!!! HOLLA!!!!! Wooo I love this team!!!

  611. Richard July 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Ohhhh Yeesssss Cannoooooo!!

  612. dmm July 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    yankeess wiiin!

  613. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    FIST BANGING MANIA!!!! Yeah baby!!!!

  614. CB July 17th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    And now what are all of the Cano critics saying?

    He’s a young player going through growing pains but moments like that are when young talented players learn how to win.

    Boston loses tonight. The lead is down to 7.

  615. Tseng July 17th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Of course, I couldn’t really trust the call until I saw it land.

  616. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Yeah I was kidding. But great at bat by Cano!

  617. Ted July 17th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Fantastic game. Melky and Cano, inseparable.

  618. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    DAAA Yankeees WIN! Good for Robbie.

  619. TKinDC July 17th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    That is good stuff – all those games we were blowing in the first half are going our way lately! Boston lost and the Indians are losing in the 9th!

    Nice job Robbie!!!!

  620. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Optimism!!!

    BTW Pale Hose leading Cleveland in the 9th…

  621. sunny615 July 17th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    yay

  622. Jordan W. July 17th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Did anyone just hear Cano speak to Kim Jones?

    Did anyone else notice he didn’t answer any of her questions?

  623. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    and now we are rewarded with that hysterical mcnuggets rap! Ketchup and Mayo, ketchup and mayo!

  624. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Yup TK, the law of the averages is finally bouncing in our favor!

  625. Alfred July 17th, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    YEAH!

  626. gayle July 17th, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    great win these are the games we were not winning early in the season even a few weeks ago ie Angels. I dont fault Torre for not bringing in Mo just think he has had a day off and is real good to go tomorrow. I would say Vizcaino is the one who rests tomorrow. These are your most productive pitchers during this streak to be able to save 1 one of them in an extra inning game is huge.

  627. Will July 17th, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo….Lets go boy!

    8 down in the division…and if the Chi Sox hold on…6 in the Wild Card.

    Here we come!

  628. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Top of the order:

    0-13

    Bottom of the order:

    6-13

  629. 1972 July 17th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Here come the Yanks!!

  630. Terry NH July 17th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    The lead will be 8 after tonight.. not 7. Great freakin win!! Way to pick up Matsui after that wiff. Good job Robbie!

  631. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Great heart, great win.

    Those guys @ SOSH must be really pissed tonight. They’re probably cussing up a storm.

  632. Ron Benbow July 17th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Go WHITE SOX!!!!

  633. anthony ca July 17th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes BABY!!!!!!! bringing home the win!~!!!!!

  634. BBB July 17th, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    OK gotta go do schoolwork now…nite all, it’s been fun! This win was HUGE!!! Bang your fists! :D

  635. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    They walked Cano because he is hitting under .200 W/RISP. It was the right move, it just didn’t work out.

    I’d much rather pitch to Cano than Posada with the game on the line. Fortunately, it worked out for the Yankees.

    Not pretty, survived another Farnsworth disaster but, I’ll take it. They sure as heck have lost a lot of games like this over the course of the season. It seems that the tide is turning in their favor in these type of games now.

  636. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    I meant walking Posada, sorry.

  637. jason July 17th, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Great game by Arod. Knocked in the first run. Advanced to second on the wild pitch and scored the winning run. And he played great defense again.

  638. Nick July 17th, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    Great Win. Love it. So happy for Can-Do Cano! but still, once again the team saves face in spite of Krazy Kyle. I expect none of the questions to be about his abysmal performance and once again, Torre gets away scott free.

  639. Dimitri July 17th, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    This is a HUGE game for us. We won a one-run game for the second straight day. We came from behind both games in the late innings and the toughest part is we withstood another inning of Farnsworthless.

  640. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    CB,

    I am one of Cano’s critics. The kid has a ton of talent but, his stubborness is a real killer for him.

    Love the fact he won the game but, it doesn’t hide the fact he has to pick up his game. If not, the Yankees are losing patience with him.

    I hope he gets it together. Both Arod and Jeter have taken him under their wings to get him going. Who knows, maybe this will get him going.

    It has to happen though. He has too much talent to struggle like he does in certain game situations.

  641. T.J. July 17th, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Mike NYY You called it about Cano. Cano! Cano!

  642. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    now with Clemens and Wang pitching the next two I like our chances to sweep. Toronto has to be a bit demoralized. 5-3 Chi over Cle in the 9th still.

  643. Al July 17th, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Wow – my posts are getting deleted. Is this LoHud or Pravda?

  644. Whew! July 17th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Could you imagine if A-Rod got nabbed at the plate,hurt or not, cuz Bowa got in his way? That’d be the weirdest cause for firing a 3B coach or pro-sports coach ever…or would George let him slide and chalk it up to a bizarre mistake win or not? Where was Bowa’s head? He was pumping his fist with his back to A-Rod/ the play LOL.

    Talk about a LOL which could’ve been a OMG NOOOOOO!!!

  645. BX 12 Fordham Road July 17th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    The Red Sox are going to start feeling like a dog at Mike Vicks house….living on borrowed time.

  646. Ron July 17th, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Peter, Joe Torre has shown that he has no problem with ignoring pitchers. See Bruney and Edwar. So why can’t he just bury Farnsworth? Is he like a small child and we must keep small objects away so he doesn’t swallow them? What kind of a manager is THAT?

  647. CB July 17th, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Coming into this series what were the chances the Yankees were going to win both the game Igawa was pitching and the game Halliday was throwing against them?

    The most you could hope for was 1 of the 2. Losing both wouldn’t have been unlikely.

    It was definitely the right move for the Bluejays to walk Posada. Cano has been terrible with guys on base.

    That said, Cano should be given credit. He’s super frustrating but his maturation process seems to be going very differently. Most young players have to figure out how to approach hitting before hitting over .300.

    Cano has to adjust. He’s done that in the field since that horrible 3 error game. No errors in 50 games.

    He show signs of doing that at the plate. Let’s not write him off yet.

  648. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    The sooner Hughes gets back into the rotation the sooner when he reclaim our Division and playoff spot!

  649. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    it was the right move to walk Posada for Cano. Robbie looked pretty vulnerable to the curve his previous at bat. Unfortunately for Tor, it wasn’t a loogy in there this time.

  650. hello July 17th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    The Yanks win tonight and Abreu doesn’t do anything with the bat again…just saying

  651. Joey_V July 17th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Nice game with some highlights:
    - Team wins 1 run game
    - Defeats a team in the same division
    - Picks up 1 game on Boston
    - Picks up game on Cleveland in wild card race
    - Cano breaks the 0fer with men in scoring position
    - Team picks up Farnsworth after another letdown
    - Walk off winning base hit
    - Solid pitching by Pettitte after a shaky first inning
    - Nice pitching by Viscaino and Bruney

    Now, if Damon would start hitting to increase pressure on those pitchers and score runs. Lot of positives and a chance to get back into the pennant race. Nice win!

  652. kasey July 17th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    continuing to hit abreu third and pitch farnsworth in the 8th is going to cost this team games in the long run. they got bailed out tonight, but it’s not always going to happen that way. these are absolutely glaring flaws, and torre continues to ignore them, probably against his better judgment and in the interest of – i don’t know what? massaging egos? it’s sure as heck not for the good of the team.

    what’s it going to take to see edwar ramirez pitch again? when both vizcaino and proctor start to show visible signs of wear and tear and can no longer pitch effectively?

    they won the game. great. exciting. but they can’t expect to keep winning with things the way they are. there’s a reason this team has been hovering around .500 all season.

  653. Big Johnson July 17th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    SJ44 said

    “The sad reality is, only two guys can pitch in this bullpen: Mo and Vizcaino. But, Farnsworth is pure garbage.”

    You got the two wrong guys. Vizcaino is absolute utter rubbish pure and simple. This garbage pitcher has been dreadful for 7 years, has 3 weeks of stability and you are ready to hand him the ball in the eight? That is pure silliness. I bet you backed Homer Bush’s 3.5 million contract when he left new york too.

    Picking between farnsworthless and vizcaino is like deciding between fat chick and the fatter chick. They are both deadbeats and horrible choice in any kind of meaningful pitching situation.

    The move to make here is not insert a career crap pitcher, but rather, try a new guy with a new pitch that seems to be successful. No guarantees other than I wont have an ulcer watching vizcaino or farnsworthless. K-Ram needs to get a chance, and Torre needs to use Mo earlier and in tie games at times. We also need to get some of our farm arms up here asap. Our relief staff has never been worse.

    The win was wonderful, but we have been on the losing end of these games 99% of the time this year, and that wont translate into post season success. These are the kinds of games the playoffs are made of, and if big changes aren’t made NOW, Torre will manage his way out of yet another hard earned and shortlived playoff run.

    Only way to get into and succeed in the playoffs is being able to win these close kinds of games. There is enough (almost) starting pitching, fielding, and hitting to do it in this league. There is very little relief pitching. With just a little bit more, we win this division handily. Without it, we might squeeze in the wild card only to be sent home in the first best of five.

  654. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    Blobby Jenks just gave up the game-tying HR to Cleveland.

  655. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    Cleveland tied it.

  656. Ed FL July 17th, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Cleveland ties the game, bottom of the ninth, still batting.

  657. Josh July 17th, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Bobby Jenks blew it. 5-5!

  658. CB July 17th, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    SJ44

    Just saw your last post.

    You are absolutely right in your assessment and I completely agree with you that Cano want to make you pull your hair out by the fistful. He is unbelievably frustrating and isn’t changing his approach at the plate adequately or fast enough.

    I just think his maturation process is going differntly than the norm.

    I don’t want to see him traded. It’s too difficult to find talented hitters at second base.

    Also – thanks for the run down on the GCL players. Much appreciated.

  659. Nettles vs. Lee July 17th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Vizcaino has more wins than Pettite. How wierd is that?

  660. mel July 17th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Bobby Jenks blows. No, really, he blew the game.

  661. Unionville, CT July 17th, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    melky and robbie are nuts..the kids are gonna keep this team loose going into the final months

  662. matt July 17th, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    how great was it seeing melky bounce around? thats wat we need, youthful energy, not overpaid superstars at every position

  663. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Well not that anyone has faith in Liriano-less Minnesota, but they lost tonight, so we gained on them and Boston at least. Cle and Sea still playing.

  664. Tan July 17th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Too bad that Matsui couldn’t finish the game in a more spectacular fashion.
    Robbie really needs this boost though.

    Nice win, haha!

  665. Will July 17th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Jenks…you fat slob!

    Nice job idiot!

    5-5 in the 9th

  666. Ed FL July 17th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Chicago 5, Cleveland 5. 10 inning

  667. dontfirecash July 17th, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    I can’t remember, is three games over the highwater mark for the Yanks so far? I think it is, but I could be wrong.

  668. Global Warming July 17th, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Torres managing today was superb. He deserves some credit for todays W.

  669. Ron July 17th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Garko homer: Bad for the Yanks, excellent for my fantasy team.

    Garko can really hit. And I just loved that last name. Sounds like a big-time slugger.

  670. SJ44 July 17th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Vizcaino’s ERA since Late-May is 1.20. That’s not garbage my friend. The guy has been outstanding for the last two months. Its just that people can’t see beyond his early season stuggles.

    Farnsworth, on the other hand, has been awful the entire season. No getting around that.

    I disagree re: Abreu hitting third Kasey. I was at all 4 games in Tampa. He smoked the ball all four games. Even his outs were hit hard.

    In this lineup, he is their best third place hitter. Matsui is not a good #3 hitter and is always more effective hitting 6th in the lineup.

    A couple of bad games doesn’t mean Bobby is “bad” again. He’s the guy in that spot, at least until Giambi gets back, if this team is going to be successful, IMO.

    The offense is better when he is hitting and in the third slot. Just gotta hope he has a couple of games like he did in Tampa.

  671. BBFan July 17th, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    The glass is half full or half empty?
    We had a great win, Boston lost and we made ground.

    But still, there is always something to be negative about for some, you know who……

  672. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    yes 3 games over matches the high point for the year. The Yankees achieved it exactly one day all season on June 17th after beating the Mets and hitting the road to Colorado. Let’s hope this time the wins continue. Clemens and Wang next two days, we should get at least 3 of 4 in this series, in fact the odds for a sweep are probably in our favor.

  673. mel July 17th, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    dontfirecash,

    3 games seems to be the mark. They were 35-32 after the Mets series.

  674. Big Johnson July 17th, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    SJ44 said
    “At this point, he may be playing himself off this team.”

    Still feeling this way about Cano?

    Seriously, the constant barrage of criticism for this guy is unrelenting and largely unfounded. His defense continues to improve, he had an ops of almost 890 last year, almost won the batting title, hit almost 300 his rookie year and than 342. The season is young and Cano has his faults, but you have this board mesmerized to think he is the worst second baseman ever.

    This guy has tremendous upside and has played as well as anyone this early in his career. If he can almost win a batting title, I’m confident he can learn to become more selective with men on base. Cano hasn’t slumped any worse than many of our other premier players and now is showing signs of brilliance.

    He isn’t the problem and will likely a large part of future success.

    BJ

  675. Midaz July 17th, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    SJ44

    You are an asset to this blog’s comment section.

    That being said, I think you can give Cano a lot more credit for getting the game winning hit after essentially knocking him for not coming through in the clutch. No justifications or rationalizations…the man came through, period. I don’t disagree with anything you said about him, but having said those things tonight means you have to eat some humble pie.

  676. Wait Til Next Year July 17th, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Torre just said that “Farnsy pitched good. He just got himself in trouble”. I represent 2 mentally retarded inmates on death row. Torre apparently has nothing on them.

  677. Brandon July 17th, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    WELL IF NO ONE WANTS TO SAY IT I’LL SAY IT

    THANK YOU FARNSWORTH FOR ANOTHER EXCITING, THRILLING, CLIFF HANGING NIGHT !!!!!!!! WOOOOOO YANKEES BASEBALL IS FUN TO WATCH AGAIN !!!

  678. Jeff in MA July 17th, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    Great line on Sports Center just now: “Cairo’s slide.. looked like a moose being born.” ROFL.

    Good win tonight.. pity Pettitte can’t get the W yet again.

  679. Big Johnson July 17th, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    SJ44 said:

    “Vizcaino’s ERA since Late-May is 1.20. That’s not garbage my friend. The guy has been outstanding for the last two months. Its just that people can’t see beyond his early season stuggles.”

    5.4
    7.45
    4.66
    2.99
    6.39
    3.75
    3.73
    3.58
    4.68

    Those are era numbers for Vizcaino over nine years folks, not deli meat prices. I cant ‘see past’ his nine years of failure and misery. He has NEVER EVER pitched well, and there is no reason to expect him to change now. 6 weeks of ‘brilliance’ does not make a great pitcher. Not in this league anyway. Vizcaino will be eaten alive in due time.

    He will return to form soon enough and then you will be scratching your head as to who was worse Vizcaino or Farnsworthless.

    If this team is going to become a contender, it needs to make meaningful change, not trading bags of garbage. Bring up the young arms, move a starter into the pen, or make a trade. Shuffling the same s…t around based on weeks of success is foolish when 9 solid years of abject failure plague the resume.

    Amazing, you want to kick a batting title contender in his second year, and all star to the curb, but put in a career 4.28 era reliever in the coveted 8th inning spot.

    Go figure because I cant

    BJ

  680. T.J. July 17th, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    I’m listening to the A’s and Rangers game and all the announcers are talking about are the Yankees. It’s good to have other announcers in other games talk about Yankees in a positive light. They were saying how Yankees are on the road to coming back and the Sox losing.

  681. Dimitri July 17th, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Forget A-rod. Let’s sign Farnsworth to an extension. $30M a year for 10 years.

  682. Brandon July 17th, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Gardner – 3 for 6, 1 triple, 3 RBI. Batting .308 right now

    DL- Damon please

  683. Ron July 17th, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    Uh, Viz has been pretty damn good three of the last four years. Sub 4 ERA in the American League ain’t chopped liver. What are you smoking?

  684. Rattachewy July 17th, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Garko is the man!!
    I only wish we have a Shane-Spencer-inspired magician like him on our team.

  685. Eric July 17th, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    damnit cleveland won, has white sox got no relief pitchers???
    Oh wait, they don’t…
    So much for gaining on the WC race. At least Twins lost.

  686. Big Johnson July 17th, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    Btw folks, our best chance at the playoffs remains the division which is still very winnable if clueless Joe can, well, get a clue.

    The red sox have gaping holes in the outfield, short stop and pen. Clearly they have played well above and beyond the sum of their parts. They are very catchable and we are only 7 back in the loss column.

    We also get to play them six more times. With perhaps the most favorable schedule of any major league team littered with deadbeat teams like Tampa and KC, I think the playoff and division are very very much in play. Despite only 3 come from behind wins and a dreadfu 8-14 record, injuries, and a dreadful pen and manager, we are still in it.

    We must make a move to rectify the pen catastrophe. Torre must be relieved of his worst pen hands or relieved of duty because a year away from the playoffs is simply unacceptable. Not with the talent that this team has.

    Incredible when you think about it.

    I maintain we still win this division with an early exit if the above mentioned moves aren’t made.

    BJ

  687. Mike S. July 17th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Right now, I’d trade Farnsworth(less) for a bag of manure. At least I could fertilize my lawn with that. The manure is more handy and useful.

  688. Jack July 17th, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Anyone else notice Troy Glaus glaring at ARod rounding third both yesterday and today? It is clear as day that they can’t stand him!

    Jack
    Brooklyn, NY

  689. Brandon July 17th, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    “Kyle Farnsworth
    July 17th, 2007 at 11:45 pm
    Dammit Cano… I tried to blow the game… man I suck at everything”

    Don’t worry Kyle you’ll get’em next time !!!

  690. Thrillington July 18th, 2007 at 12:16 am

    Big Johnson,

    I understand your point regarding Vizcaino. The Yankees’ pen is obviously a weakness, but I think that if you look at trends, there’s always a chance of catching lightning in a bottle with relievers. Somebody gets hot and can be on top of their game for a season or half a season. Witness Jay Witasick the first half of 2001 in the NL. It doesn’t always translate into a trend.

    I see Viz has one year at 2.99. I’d love to see him put up a similar second half.

    Wishful thinking, but that’s all I can do at this point of the 2007 season. Roll the dice.

  691. CaptainsCorner July 18th, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Pete do the reporters ever interview the disaster know as Farnsworthless after the game? You never see him being interviewed on the post game or any comments from him about why he is such a mess. Look at what Arod used to go threw after every game…and he is Arod. It seems like he gets away easy.

    Torre said after the game Farns threw the ball “WELL” but didnt help himself out. So maybe I do not understand what that word means but then again Torre says the same thing about Igawa. Someone from A ball cant even be as bad as he is. Torre please do not make the team or fans go threw seeing him on the mound in a close game again.

  692. gianthinker July 18th, 2007 at 12:39 am

    I’d rather have Britton and Henn over farnsworth and Meyers. I hope we can move them for someone. Anything really. Getting rid of them, especially Farnsie, is addition by subtraction.

    I’d love to get Scott Linebrink although his numbers havent been that great this year. A change might do him good though and since he has struggled maybe his price wont be so high as it normaly would be.

    Linebrink:
    Home: 1.19ERA/0.79WHIP/.165BAA
    Away: 4.32ERA/1.50WHIP/.284BAA

    He’s only been good at Petco Park this year. His numbers might balloon in the AL East. Regaurdless, I’d love the pickup.

  693. Alan July 18th, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Yankees are only 7 games back in the loss column to the ULTIMATE REGULAR SEASON CHOKERS….yes those Dastardly BoSox…and we have 71 games to play….Yes, I LOVE the fact that the BoSox fans are laughing at us and trying to figure out their post season rotation. Now, if they can only get Bud Selig to call a RAIN OUT on the last 71 games of the year and declare Boston division champs by default, they would be RIGHT AS RAIN….(idiots)…

  694. saucy July 18th, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Viz is 2nd on the team in Wins!

  695. Big Johnson July 18th, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Thrillington,

    I don’t have a problem using vizcaino over farnsworthless despite my obnoxious diatribe last night. My point is that SJ44 seems to think this is the end all solution to our bullpen woes. It isn’t. Vizcaino deserves a shot I suppose, but his 9 year resume isn’t too hot, and I would much rather start auditioning someone else…Kram for example who average something like 2+ strikeouts an innning in scranton.

    Vizcaino and his 88mph fastball leaves me trembling. That and the fact that he has been a dreadful pitcher for 9 years in the bigs.

    If this team is going to make a run, and I believe they will, they need to fix this problem come playoff time. I have strong reservations about using Viz in this role. We need to experiment a bit and start using the young promising arms to see if there is anyone who can take it to the next level.

    Is Kram still on this roster? When was the last time Joe even used him? According to ESPN he is indeed still on the roster, but Joe simply wont use him in a pressure situation.

    Viz and Farnsworthless are basically the same pitcher to me with different pitches and velocity but the same long term track record of abject failure. You wont win a ring with either of em in the 8th. We need and deserve better.

    There was a time when a young talented 7-8th inning pitcher named Mariano was given a shot.

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