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Game 127: Yankees at Angels

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Blogroll, Podcast on Aug 22, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here is the lineup:

YANKEES
No. 18 Johnny David Damon LF
No. 2 Derek Sanderson Jeter SS
No. 53 Bob Kelly Abreu RF
No. 13 Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez 3B
No. 55 Hideki Matsui DH
No. 20 Jorge Rafael Posada C
No. 24 Robinson Jose Cano 2B
No. 14 Wilson Betemit 1B
No. 28 Melky Cabrera CF
No. 46 Andrew Eugene Pettitte LHP (10-7, 3.80)

Pregame chatter: The Yankees are facing RHP John Lackey (15-7, 3.32). He allowed seven runs on 11 hits in four innings against the Red Sox on Friday. … The Yankees have dropped 9 of their last 12 games here at Angel Stadium.

Word is that Gary Sheffield’s shoulder is bothering him again and he could miss the series this weekend.

UPDATE, 10:36 p.m.: Gary Sheffield said today he would not play in the Yankees-Tigers series. He felt something pop in his shoulder while lifting weights on Tuesday.

UPDATE, 10:39 p.m.: Joe Torre met with Mike Mussina today for seven minutes. Mussina will start against the Tigers on Monday. But there seem to be no guarantees beyond that.”

“We’ll see Monday,â€? Torre said. “We chatted. His arm feels so good and that’s what frustrating for him. We need for him to do more than he did (Tuesday) night. It’s a letdown for him and for us.”

Torre was asked what would happen if Mussina pitched poorly again.

“We’re going to talk,â€? he said. “No question.â€?

Said Mussina: “I have to get it turned around. Going into September I can’t be throwing the ball like this. (Monday) is important but I think every start is important. I understand that at this time of the year in the situation we’re in that every game is important. Obviously I need to contribute more.�

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m.: Here is Joe Torre’s pre-game press conference:

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UPDATE, 11:10 p.m.: Vladimir Guerrero is the scariest hitter I have ever seen. I was covering the Class AA Norwich Navigators (a Yankees team then) in 1996 when he was playing for Harrisburg in the Montreal chain. One night, a pitcher bounced a curveball and Guerrero hit it off the hop so hard that it bounced over the right-field fence for a ground-rule double.

I could barely believe my eyes and asked catcher Mike Figga after the game if that’s what happened.

“(Bleep) yes,” he said. “Can you believe that?”

The Yankees that season ordered the fences at the stadium moved in because not enough of their players were hitting homers. But Guerero hit a few out every series it seemed.

I remember going over to ask him about it once. He laughed when I told him the fences were getting moved in. “No problem for me,” he said.

(Bleep) yes.

UPDATE, 11:21 p.m.: The Red Sox are 14-12 in games started by Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Yankees are 7-5 in games when Kei Igawa pitched. I’m just saying.

UPDATE, 12:19 p.m.: Tremendous job by Andy Pettitte on a night they really needed it. Joba Chamberlain is warming up now. Pettitte’s line: 7 5 1 1 2 6. If he wins, he would be 5-0 in his last five starts with a 2.06 ERA.

UPDATE, 12:27 p.m.: Damn, are they going to have to pay Jorge Posada a lot of money. 3 for 3 tonight with a walk and two RBI. That’s 75 RBI for a catcher.

UPDATE, 12:49 p.m.: Good for you, those who stayed up late to see that. Man, that was cool.

The sequence to Vlad Guerrero:
88 slider
100 fastball
86 slider that just vanished.

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779 Responses to “Game 127: Yankees at Angels”

  1. 'Annie Savoy' August 22nd, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Pete -

    Novel way to do the lineup – let’s hope it turns the tide.

  2. Devon August 22nd, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Nice to see Wilson starting at first tonight. Lets go Andy!

  3. Go NYR August 22nd, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Pretty crazy lineups by Pete the last few days. Is that what Torre wrote on the lineup card today?

  4. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    Jackson just got out of a bases loaded jam with NO OUTS and only gave up 1 run….go get ‘em Tampa !

  5. Aaron August 22nd, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    Hey Pete, way to make up for last night’s debacle, jk.

  6. Bob Michaels August 22nd, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    No middle for Matsui and Wilson?

  7. mel August 22nd, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    Damon and Posada hit Lackey well. Last year we got killed in a series at Anaheim. The Yankees blew the Angels out in the finale.

    Pedroia must’ve got plunked hard, he’s being replaced at 2nd. Boston had the bases loaded no outs, and only scored 1 on a sac fly. Boston loves J.D. Drew!

  8. Bob Michaels August 22nd, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    I guess the RedSox are glad that one of Boras Clients had an opt out and left the dodgers for Bean Town. What a gas.

  9. A.B.K August 22nd, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    Nice writen the lineup, that’s pretty cool.

  10. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    check out the Texas score!!

  11. Joe from Long Island August 22nd, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Wasn’t Derek Sanderson a hockey player for the Boston Bruins?

  12. This Year August 22nd, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Great. Lackey has his one bad outing last week– agaainst the bosox.

  13. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    If I remember correctly the Yankees usually play well after they get their asses handed to them.

  14. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Way to go Minnesota!

  15. Armand August 22nd, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    really making sure you get it right this time huh pete? Maybe this will turn the tides though.. Go Pete!!! Go Yanks!!

  16. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Two TDs and 4 FGs beating a kicker.

    Wow, and I thought we had it bad last night.

  17. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Peter – hysterical. Nice follow-up to yesterday’s lineup.

    Although, could have used date of birth for everyone

  18. YankeeDudel August 22nd, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Doesn’t Melky have a full name? Like Melketh Pierpont Cabrera IV?

  19. mel August 22nd, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    You guys have to check out the Texas gameday. It’s brutal. 2 men on, 1 out. 27-3. Salty 4 for 5 with 7 rbi’s. Gabbard in line for the win.

  20. Armand August 22nd, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    I seriously thought Melky’s whole name was Melchizedek.

  21. stuart August 22nd, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    I am sure the Tigers can take solace in that they only have 2 addtl yrs on the contract for that injury prone 38 yr old DH that you all wanted back about 5 weeks ago..

    Hey it is only $30 mill or more, no big deal…
    that is right the yanks got 2 good prospects and 1 OK pitching prospect, and they have not helped yet so it is a terrible trade….

  22. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Score is now 30 -3 with 2 outs in the 8th

  23. Doreen August 22nd, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Wow – Baltimore was actually winning this game at one point.

  24. stuart August 22nd, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    call the game it is a joke…

  25. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    30-3!!!

  26. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Birth dates?

    Bah! Give me thumbnails and animated graphics!

    /joking

  27. BR August 22nd, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    now its 30-3 and they’ve still got another game to play because they are playing a Double Header

  28. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    It is getting pretty pathetic now. I guess our game wasn’t too bad. LOL

  29. Doreen August 22nd, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Okay, who thinks the Orioles can score 27 runs in the bottom of the 9th???????????

  30. mel August 22nd, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    stuart,

    what are you talking about? it’s never over until the last out. a 27 run deficit is nothing.

  31. Michael T August 22nd, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    And the Rangers took 3 walks in the top of the ninth. I guess we can blame that on Questec since the umps don’t want to get dinged for moving the game along.

    But wouldn’t it be sporting to swing the bats at anything close?

    Makes our bullpen perfromance last night look great.

  32. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    I feel really bad for Shuey right now…

    Here’s to a trooper.

  33. 26 Rings August 22nd, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Most runs since 1900. WOW!

  34. whozat August 22nd, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    It’s funny that Bobby Abreu’s real name is just Bob. I figured Roberto or Robert or Robinson or something.

  35. Phil August 22nd, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    The funny thing is Littleton is in line for the 3 inning save.

  36. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    What is the highest scoring game? also with the largest difference in the score?

  37. Michael T August 22nd, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    I like how Bobby Abreu’s formal name is Bob and Johnny’s is Johnny.

  38. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    WAIT – BRIAN ROBERTS JUST RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TD. 30-10

  39. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, it is over – and gratefully so.

    30-3 Texas.

  40. mel August 22nd, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Speaking of runs (ours of course). Our run differential is +150. Seattle’s is +21. We can do it!

  41. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    He’s in line for the save? LOL

  42. Darrin August 22nd, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Robby Joe Cano. That’s a true star name.

    Now, if the Yanks can get busy tonight, and do half as well as Texas, we should at least make a game of it.

  43. whoa August 22nd, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Props to Torre for playing Betermit. He should play 1B against all RH pitching, but why is a waste of protoplasm like Villone still on the roster?

  44. Yanks Rule August 22nd, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    I gotta hunch he went to Wikipedia to look up some of those middle names LMAO!

  45. Bronxie Brenda August 22nd, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    If the Texas Rangers would be so kind as to Air Mail Express 15 runs c/o The New York Yankees, they will be gladly accepted. As long as they get to Anaheim on time all is well.

  46. 26 Rings August 22nd, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations to Dave Trembly on officially becoming the Orioles manager.

  47. Armand August 22nd, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    didn’t we already have a Bob Kelly on the Yanks… like Roberto… maybe we’ll trade Abreu for O’neill.. lol

  48. Huuz August 22nd, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    why can’t we score 30 f’ing runs against baltimore…

  49. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    A nice present the Rangers gave him.

  50. Michael T August 22nd, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    According to Retrosheet, this would blow the old record of 26 runs away. Achieved 6 times, last by the Royals! in 2004. By defintiion, then a 27 run differential is also a record. The highest I could find was a 26-3 game for a 23 point spread.

    One of the games in 1911 was 26-23.

  51. kahunas455 August 22nd, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    How the hell is Melky Cabrera’s real name Melky?

  52. Michael T August 22nd, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Sorry, that was 1922 Phillies against Cubs.

  53. Proven Veteran August 22nd, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Paul Shuey has a lot of experience. The Yankees should think about picking him up for next season.

  54. Bob Michaels August 22nd, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Look for Igawa to return.

  55. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for finding that Mike.

    Was that Royals game against us? I recall losing big to them a few years ago.

  56. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    To replace who Bob?

  57. migames (fire everyone each time the yankees dont win) August 22nd, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Andrew Eugene. Mussina came in to pitch for the o’s, hence the high score

  58. Bobcat August 22nd, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    The Chicago Colts set the record for most runs in a game on June 29, 1897 when they scored 36 against the Louisville Colonels.

    Since 1900, two teams hold the record. The Boston Red Sox scored 29 against the St. Louis Browns on June 8, 1950. [The Browns scored 4 runs.] The Chicago White Sox tied the record five years later when they defeated the Kansas City Athletics 29-6 on April 23, 1955.

  59. Michael T August 22nd, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Jennifer-

    I had to look to as I remembered an embarassing beatdown from them. But is was against the Tigers.

    The Yankees record is 22 runs scored.

    The Franchise record for runs allowed is also 22, in a 2004 22-0 beatdown by the Indians. Somehow I had put that one out of my memory bank. Stellar start from Vasquez and relief work from Tanyon, Nitkowski (another failed attempt to find a LOOGY since LLoyd), and the banished Loaiza. Pasted below.

    New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR
    Vazquez L(13-8) 1.1 5 6 6 2 1 0
    Sturtze 3 6 7 7 2 1 1
    Nitkowski 1.2 3 3 3 3 1 0
    Loaiza 3 8 6 6 2 3 2
    Totals 9 22 22 22 9 6 3

  60. stuart August 22nd, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Verlander 4 innings. he and bonderman are not getting it done…

  61. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Funny someone already updated this site
    http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question3442.html

  62. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Oh god, nitkowski. I remember him. And loazia our other favorite. I think once he shaved his goatee off he turned to crap.

  63. Michael T August 22nd, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    I think Retrosheet only goes back to 1911. Not sure if that is an official cut-off for something other than reliability of Boxscores. Not sure how it could miss the 29 runs in 1950. What is your source of those data Bobcat?

  64. SJ44 August 22nd, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    FYI: Doug Mientkiewicz is playing first base tonight for Tampa (A). So far, he is 1-2 with a run scored.

    I believe its his first game since he was injured.

  65. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    According to another message board i’m on Buster Onley saying the Yankees are meeting to discuss the Mussina situation.

  66. Michael T August 22nd, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    Nevermind, I just went back and looked. They only have boxscores for every game since 1957, plus select seasons earlier. And there list was based on that so I made a posted in error. I guess Jayson Stark’s job of annoyning people with Cliff Clavenesque factoids is safe.

  67. Michael T August 22nd, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Jennifer is rocking two message boards two hours before the game. You are hardcore girl!

  68. This Year August 22nd, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    No, Minky has played at least one other game for Tampa, perhaps two. Know I saw him in another box score. He was removed for a pinch runner tonight in the 4th. Don’t know what that means.

  69. whoa August 22nd, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Stay in Tampa forever, Mientkiewicz!

  70. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    I’m winding down from a long day at work. I was on vacation for one week, and i’m still trying to catch up on my work. :(

  71. This Year August 22nd, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    If Mussina goes, can Kennedy be far behind?

  72. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Kennedy is near his innings cap. Could be a Sept call up? but only to be around club? My guess, didn’t hear this.

  73. Nick August 22nd, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Any word on a bp roster change?

  74. Yankee07 August 22nd, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I know how Robinson got his name….I wonder if there are any other interesting stories on the team :)

  75. whoa August 22nd, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Jeter was named after Derek Sanderson.

  76. Steve August 22nd, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Someone’s gotta give the story that Michael Kay tells whenever Jeter faces Derek Lowe. Derek Lowe has the name ‘Derek’ because his parents liked Derek Sanderson. Then we have the Yankee captain, Derek Sanderson Jeter – with no association to the hockey player whatsoever.

  77. Mike August 22nd, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Andrew EUGENE Pettitte? Ouch. At least we know what to call him now if he ever signs with Boston…

  78. T.J. August 22nd, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Man all my buddies in Dallas are freakin out over the Rangers score. I’ve been getting text after text. Lol!

  79. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    2-1 Tampa

  80. Cumberberg August 22nd, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Let’s go D-Rays!

  81. ZacksMom August 22nd, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    TB 2 BOS 1 – Upton just hit a 2-run HR!

  82. Tom August 22nd, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    TB 2, BOS 1

    Dice-K just gave up a 2 run shot.

  83. YankeeJosh August 22nd, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    I hope the Rangers saved some of those runs for the Mariners tomorrow.

  84. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Homerun BJ UPTON!

    D-rays up 2-1!

  85. Steve August 22nd, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Hmm…some places say Jeter was named after the hockey player….does this mean michael kay could be wrong???

  86. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Michael Kay is never wrong, he`s a legend

  87. T.J. August 22nd, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    According to Jeter’s book he wrote I think he did say he said he was named after the Hockey player because it was his parent’s favorite player. And this was in an interview with Michael Kay.

  88. Batty August 22nd, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Ha – love the lineup :)

  89. T.J. August 22nd, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    I guess Michael Kay has a bad memory of an interview he gave years back with Jeter.

  90. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    ABOUT DAMN TIME BETEMIT GETS 1B OVER MR.INTANGILBLES !!!!

  91. T.J. August 22nd, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    This was back in 2000 on the radio

  92. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    With that bullpen of their’s, Tampa could use a few more runs. I wonder if Tito’s going to pull Dice-K from the 7th.

  93. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Michael Kay wrote Jeter’s book for him and is actually his father.

  94. Khoa August 22nd, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    so abreu’s named after roberto? interesting. Emmanuelle? HAHAHHA

  95. mel August 22nd, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Wonder if Tampa can hold this slim lead.

  96. Cumberberg August 22nd, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    How the mighty are falling. Youkilis batted .402 in May and has been terrible since, hitting .219 in July and August.

  97. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    the likelihood of tampa holding that lead is about as likely as us scoring 30 runs tonight

  98. Cumberberg August 22nd, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    texas now on 33 runs scored today. what time did game 1 start anyway?

  99. hh August 22nd, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Wow…that was a double header today?!! that’s brutality… I thought it was a typo when I saw 26-3…that was incredible.

    I like the lineup today – I have a good feeling even though it’s Lackey.

    What are the chances of Tampa holding this lead…

  100. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    the first game started at 3:21 eastern

  101. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    what’s wrong w/ Emmanuelle he’s 1/2 Dominican

    Latinos Stand up !!!!

  102. susan mullen August 22nd, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Re: Chances of Andy Pettitte going to the Red Sox: In 2003 as a free agent, Pettitte was offered $52 million over 4 years by the Red Sox and turned it down. From the NY Times, by Jack Curry, 2/25/07.

  103. Yankee07 August 22nd, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    LMAO I’m a little slow on the uptake today…I was skimming the post and I saw the score 30-3 and I thought some pre-season football game was going on…I didn’t realize the Texas Rangers scored that HOLY COW BATMAN!!!

  104. Cumberberg August 22nd, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    thanks nate. miserable day to be an o…

    raise your hand if you think the final score of the sox-rays game is going to be 2-1. anyone? buhler?

  105. Albany Yankee August 22nd, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    What’s the story with the Yankees meeting about Mussina?

  106. Yanks fan in Austin August 22nd, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    hey Mike NYY – Are you Michael Kay?

  107. Phil August 22nd, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Timlin’s in…his arm is deader than Scott Proctor’s.

  108. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    hey Mike NYY – Are you Michael Kay?

    I`m insulted by that :D

  109. Cumberberg August 22nd, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Wow, if you’re the Sox, you’re running out of good options in the seventh.

  110. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    wait a minute Texas and Baltimore playing a double header ?

  111. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    WHy is Timlin in? They still have a shot at winning with the Devil Rays bullpen

    I`ll take it though

  112. hh August 22nd, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Haha when did Mike Timlin become a giveaway? He still gets the job done 85% of the time…

  113. Fear Factor August 22nd, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    John Lackey vs. The New York Yankees on July 7:

    IP H R ER HR BB K
    8. 5 1 1 00 00 11

  114. Liberty Belle August 22nd, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    The story is that Abreu’s middle name comes from Pat Kelly, who played with Bobby’s (sorry… Bob’s) father in winter ball in Venezuela. He also has two brothers named Nelson and Nielsen. And thus ends all the fun Abreu naming facts that I know.

  115. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    I haven’t heard anything other than what I read on another message board.

    Pete any word?

  116. Yanks fan in Austin August 22nd, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Mike NYY — Sorry to insult you, but not sure there’s anyone who would think that M Kay is always right — except Mr. big head himself.

  117. Batty August 22nd, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Yeah, was just reading about that Rangers game. Don’t feel as badly from last night :D

  118. dmm August 22nd, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Jennifer, can you elaborate on the “mussina situation?”
    thanks!

  119. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    100% total BS call to snake Boston out of a bases loaded jam…strike 3 called was both High AND outside….Ump is getting fitted for a Boston uniform ‘tween innings…

  120. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Mike NYY—Sorry to insult you, but not sure there’s anyone who would think that M Kay is always right—except Mr. big head himself.

    Are you serious? Everybody loves him and he`s the most modest person ever!!!!! He`s a wonderful announcer and not biased at all!!!!! ;) :D

  121. Adam August 22nd, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Pete- whats your middle name. mine is corey, which sux.

  122. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Just quoting what I read. I would assume it is referring to his horrible starts.

  123. hh August 22nd, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Youkilis, Ortiz, Manny in the top of the 9th — christ…

  124. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Tampa still leads after 8.5 innings.

    Count our lucky stars if they can make it stick. We still have to dodge one more bp bullet; their closer is Al Reyes who isn’t exactly lights-out.

  125. Yanks fan in Austin August 22nd, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    okay, Mike NYY, i get it. sarcasm. hard to notice on the screen. i shouldlook at the little faces.

    While we’re on announcers, I will say that listening to O’Neil this year has been a treat. Anyone agree?

  126. mel August 22nd, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    -whale sighting!- Gagne in.

  127. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    While we’re on announcers, I will say that listening to O’Neil this year has been a treat. Anyone agree?

    Yeah, he`s great

  128. . August 22nd, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Gagne is beginning to be lights out again.

  129. Marc from Portland Maine August 22nd, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    “Youkilis, Ortiz, Manny in the top of the 9th—christ…”,,,,,,Huh?

  130. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    what pete no DoB’s

    WHAT TIME IS IT?!!!

  131. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    He gave up 2 hits in one inning his last time out.

  132. RSM August 22nd, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    “Melketh Pierpont Cabrera IV”

    That gave me a much needed good laugh!

  133. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    GAME TIME :D

    Well ALmost

  134. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    I have the met game on and they have to have someone telling them to chant lets go mets. I find it funny, since we don’t need that at the stadium.

  135. pat m in CT August 22nd, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    from the NY Times Bats blog

    Mussina on Shaky Ground?
    By Lee Jenkins
    Tags: Mike Mussina, Yankees

    After meeting with starting pitcher Mike Mussina on Wednesday, Yankees manager Joe Torre suggested that he needs better performances from Mussina to keep him in the starting rotation.

    Mussina has given up a combined 13 runs in his past two outings, and Tuesday night in Anaheim, he lasted only one and two-thirds innings. Mussina called it one of the five worst starts of his career.

    Asked about Mussina’s status in the rotation, Torre said: “We’re going to talk. After his next start we’re going to talk. The ability to pitch and pitch well is there somewhere. We just need to get it out.�

    Torre is hoping that Mussina regains his form and solidifies his spot. But he also knows that the Yankees cannot continue to have a starting pitcher give up six earned runs.

    “Mike is certainly aware of more than just himself here,� Torre said. “He knows the game he started yesterday — that we need more than that.�

    ——
    Yank fan in Austin–agree about O’Neill. It’s often the best part of the broadcast.

  136. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Damn I have no idea why I was watching the met game as opposed to the yankee pregame. I didn’t realize how late it was already.

  137. . August 22nd, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Gagne shuts them down.
    Next, Yuckilis walks; Ortiz / Lowell homers.

  138. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    mike nyy. that is EXACTLY what time it is! HEY BATS WAKE UP LETS DO THIS, GIVE ANDY GEICO!

  139. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Good news pat

  140. hh August 22nd, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Marc-

    that’s who is up for Boston in the top of the 9th…except its Lowell not Manny, my mistake — not that its any better

  141. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    . = troll

  142. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    1 out

  143. Andrea August 22nd, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    jennifer: I’ve been to Shea a couple times this year. They have someone telling them to chant everything. They can’t do anything for themselves. I mean, the bleacher creatures definitely give us some friendly advise, but Shea is totally different…;

  144. . August 22nd, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    okay. Plan B: Ortiz homers; Lowell homers.

  145. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    I don’t get it, why do they need to be told to cheer? We know when to get going!

  146. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Same way it started last night: leadoff man on.

  147. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    THAT WAS STRIKE THREE! ortix lucks out

  148. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    mike nyy. that is EXACTLY what time it is! HEY BATS WAKE UP LETS DO THIS, GIVE ANDY GEICO!

    Speaking of geico, check out cavemanscrib.com

  149. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Sure looked that way on gameday.

  150. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Jeter is hitting into alot of dp.

  151. Andrea August 22nd, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Jeter.

    Stop it.

  152. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Same way it started last night: Jeter hits into DP.

  153. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    damn jeter…would ya stop doing that already??

  154. Joe August 22nd, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    I believe that the Mariners are about to go on a HUGE slide.

  155. Marc from Portland Maine August 22nd, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    I was just surprised to see that HH. I’d hate to see Manny be the spoiler in this.

    GO Tampa Bay

  156. DMan77 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Well theres number 20 on the season for Jeter

  157. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    God, how many GIDP’s for Jeter?

  158. Andrea August 22nd, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Can you imagine of A-Rod hit into this many DPs? NY would have his neck? But the Captain has a by. You’re lucky, Jeter. Lucky, lucky man.

  159. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Jeter hits alot of GBs up the middle just out of habit. Other teams and their defenders have figured this out and shade their defenses that way. With a runner on first, the fact that they shade for a DP only accentuates Jeter’s vulnerability…just a bad combination.

  160. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    jeter needs to stop with the dps

  161. Terry in N.H. August 22nd, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    “Liberty Belle
    August 22nd, 2007 at 9:47 pm
    The story is that Abreu’s middle name comes from Pat Kelly”

    Wow, that is a name I haven’t heard in Yankee archives for quite some time. It may not be the same Kelly, but remember that 2B back in the 90′s. Not a bad ballplayer back then.

  162. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    mike – 20, ties a career high

  163. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    2 outs! GO REYES!

  164. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Jeter kills another rally ? 20 GIDP this year ? this needs to stop !

  165. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    I don’t like this ump already. That looked like a strike

  166. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    history was just made in the 1st inning Jetes hit into his career high 20th DP

  167. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Ugh 2 on 2 out.

  168. mel August 22nd, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Argh, Reyes!

  169. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    3 outs!!!

  170. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Haha I wouldnt say Derek killed a rally there Don… That was a solid ball hit up the middle, they had it played perfect as usual…someone made a good point before about that.

  171. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    It’s never easy with Reyes:

    Runners 1st and 2nd, 2 outs.

  172. ?? August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    the GIDPs happen, but jeter didn’t even run hard down the line. what is that all about?

  173. Marc from Portland Maine August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    We won :)

  174. chris August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    The new club fine imposed on pitchers by Cashman (effective today):

    1 walk, HBB = 6% pay reduction;
    1 hit(single to triple) = 3% pay reduction;
    1 HR = 1% pay reduction.

  175. Jeff NJ August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Sux lose.

  176. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    and goddamnit, my Gameday is so innacurate — what is happening?

  177. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    How many god damn times do I have to see a Yankee swing at an obvious ball in an attempt to execute a hit-and-run, miss the pitch, and then hit into a double play.

    Joe, the Yankees are NOT the Angels. If you play hit-and-run, your batters do NOT work the count and compromise their primary strength.

    If you have to run, run, encourage your runners to steal. Stop distracting the damn batters.

    Rays Win!!!!!!!!

  178. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Boston loses….sweet !

  179. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    This ump is not calling the outside pitch. Already 2 pitches i think he missed.

    Good news the soxs lost!!

  180. mel August 22nd, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Yes! O.k. guys do your thing!

  181. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    red sox got a break delmon young trapped it. mike lowell didnt run to first but the ump called it a catch. if young had thrown to second then first tampa would have been out of the inning. they got out anyway but still

  182. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    1-2-3 Andy !

  183. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Sox lose

  184. Jim Clark August 22nd, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    What is the bigger shock..Orioles giving up 30 runs or the Devil Rays winning??

  185. Hello August 22nd, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    1st inning over, A-rod coming to bat top of the 2nd

  186. CA Yanks Fan August 22nd, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    That Vladdy shot gave me a scare for a minute. Sure sounded good off the bat.

  187. jennifer August 22nd, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Alright i’m out. Have a good night everyone!! GOOOOO YANKEESSS!!!

  188. Mike NYY August 22nd, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Yeah I`m out to

  189. Eric Baldelli August 22nd, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    I think Jeter is hurt or something . He doesnt seem right .
    And whats with this hit and run . Hitters are chasing balls.

  190. Go NYR August 22nd, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Doesnt it always seem like Jeter hits into DPs with no outs in the first?

  191. . August 22nd, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Carlos Guillen’s team loses! yeahhhh

  192. Go NYR August 22nd, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Whats with the hit and run? Maybe trying to stay out of Jeters double plays? He leads the league

  193. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    bye jen see ya mike

  194. Go NYR August 22nd, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    What, did the Orioles mail it in when they heard they go Trembley his job for 08?

  195. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Good AB by Matsui…man on.

  196. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    matsui works the count then produces. WHAT A WEAPON

  197. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    have to get this run in…

  198. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Just goes to show you what happens with GBs, sometimes they go through, sometimes they don’t…Posada singles, Yankees set-up.

  199. Mike R. August 22nd, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Great AB for Matsui. We have to make Lackey work to get him out of the game early.

  200. Stuart August 22nd, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    cano please swing at good pitches…

  201. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    THATS IT! jorge seems to be coming out of that mini slump

  202. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    stuart: have you not been watching him the past few months?

  203. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    #$%TR

  204. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    It would be nice to return the favor to the Halos and knock their starter around, but I’ll be satisfied with ….Never mind…That sucked.

  205. Andrea August 22nd, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    OH! that was a good hit too. Nothing Cano can do about that.

  206. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    dps are killing us

  207. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    exactly andrea that was solid… just bad luck on the placement

  208. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Nothing Jeter and Cano can do guys; they can’t change their approaches (which are proven to work). That’s just how the cookie crumbles.

  209. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    I am so Flippin’ sick of this crap….can we just fly out of LA right now and save ourselves the frustration….that Fat Bast*rd Lackey is so flippin’ lucky….both Jeter’s and Cano’s batted balls are just one foot more to the right and a totally diff. story….DAMN !

  210. Andrea August 22nd, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    The Yankees are looking pretty good tonight though. Andy Pettitte’s looking really good. Yesterday was a bad day. Yesterday was their day off (except A-Rod. Good lord!) Today’s the day!

  211. SJ44 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    The double plays are piling up. Been piling up for the last week-10 days. Cano and Jeter have done nothing but hit into DP’s this entire series.

    Jeter needs to get back to bunting guys over for awhile. He’s hitting into too many DP’s, especially early in games.

    20 DP’s is way too much for a #2 hitter.

    Cano? He just needs to get out of Anaheim. Been a brutal, brutal series for him.

    Hopefully, the change in venue will help him in the next series.

    They continue to be unable to get Anderson out. Its amazing. The guy hits against nobody anymore except for one team…..the Yankees.

  212. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    I DON’T WANT TO GO TO BED EARLY TONIGHT…

  213. Andrea August 22nd, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    At least Jeter can turn the DP though!

  214. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    DP for us: hard hit but again, that’s how the cookie crumbles.

  215. 26 Rings August 22nd, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Nice dp by Cano and Jeter!

  216. J-Dawg August 22nd, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Good to see the DP go our way!

  217. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    17 pitches through 2 for Pettite, looking good so far, but we need to give him runs to work with.

  218. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    com’on Betemit do what you do vs righties …Why does it have to be Lackey

  219. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I LIKE BETIMET I PREDICT BIG THINGS THIS INNING

  220. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    6 up, 6 down…now let’s do some damage dammit !

  221. Mike R. August 22nd, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    DP giveth and DP taketh away. Looks like it’s gonna be one of those nights.

  222. 26 Rings August 22nd, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Sox dump, Seattle finally loses, lets go Yanks. So far, so good with Andy.

  223. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    And looking at that awesome commercial, the answer is “yes” I did buy a lottery ticket (HEY, I can DREAM, can’t I?)

  224. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    U-dog: I HEAR YOU. IM NOT GOING TO BED AT ELEVEN AGAIN

  225. Mike R. August 22nd, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    I see the number 3 in our future…

  226. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    WILLLLLLLLLLSOOOOOOOOONN :)

  227. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    that makes me feel like tom hanks

  228. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Unlike some guys, I don’t root for Betemit by dumping on Phillips.

    Lackey gets 2 quick outs and we’re really limiting his pitch count: Double for Damon!

    Let’s go Jeter!

  229. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    of course damon is doing well now that i dropped him

  230. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    they’ll get him the 2nd time around

  231. Stuart August 22nd, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    melky’s bunt was foul..

    the angel announcers are friggin morons..

    cano has been sleep walking and killing the team.

    at least jeter cannot hit into a double play…

  232. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    atleast jeter cant ground into a dp :P

  233. Jeff NJ August 22nd, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    This game could be over by midnight. Hopefully in our favor.

  234. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Good drive, bad result. Low pitch count for both pitchers thus far.

    Who breaks first?

  235. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    cap’n clutch, huh ?….this is getting old !

  236. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Betemit seems to look at considerable number of obvious 3rd strikes. What the hell was he looking for?

  237. Mike R. August 22nd, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    35 pitches in three innings is not gonna cut it. At this pace Lackey could throw 10 innings.

  238. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    i have to listen to the angels announcers too they are morons and that was foul. but in no way is cano killing the team

  239. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Lackey doesn’t look that sharp tonight. The Yankees better get to him and quick.

  240. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    jeter needs to rest up or something so he can get back to normal

  241. dontfirecash August 22nd, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Andy is dealin’ tonight.

  242. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    The LHB will get Lackey in this game either in the 2nd look or 3rd

  243. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    GIVE ME YOUR BEST DOG BARK TO SUPPORT THE YANKS…

  244. Andrea August 22nd, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    woof?

  245. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Pesky catcher walked…deserved walk at that: ran up Andy’s pitch count with an 8 pitch AB

  246. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    YEH ANDY !!!!…………..PETTITTE :)

  247. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    That’s classic Andy: He’ll risk putting men on base if it means he can make his best pitch, especially if there’s a base open. K.

  248. 26 Rings August 22nd, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    Did anyone see the Boras interview earlier tonight on the Angels pregame show? He claimed there are 10-12 teams who could afford Arod. I feel sleezy just for having listened to it.

  249. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    after powerball tonight i could aford arod for 8 years

  250. Mike R. August 22nd, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Gameday has the umps giving Lackey outside pitches to lefties out of the zone as strikes. Isit accurate?

  251. sean k August 22nd, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Maybe I think this because I didn’t “PLAY” the game but how the hell is it possible for Betemit to just watch 3 consecutive strikes go by and not even think about swinging?

  252. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Game day dude must be drunk again…he shows the strike way off the plate and the ball crashing into A-Rod’s kneecap.

  253. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    I agree — Betemit has shown some good power and hitting at times… but you definitely get that feeling that if he played 120 games, he would be striking out like 200 times.

  254. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Jorge…

    spread whatever information you have on Lackey – PLEASE

  255. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    heads up baserunning Alex YEH BABY !!!

  256. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Scott Boras does his job; as a publicist, an agent and simply a media personality (journalists, media celebrities, etc.)

    They’re all proffessional whores and sycophants but that’s where the money and fame is. Of course, it’s the ability of a professional whores who make themselves seem “respectable” in the public eye which makes the person successful.

    From an objective standpoint, it’s just another job however compromising people may think it is.

  257. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    id like reggie willits on the yanks. as a backup or something

  258. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    *WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF*

  259. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Cano has been walking alot lately (good sign), but with a base open and Betemit behind him, he’s somewhat compromised. Betemit might get a real opportunity if Cano can get on via hit or walk.

  260. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    dammit Georgy !!!

    still got a run out of it

  261. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    OH MY!!

  262. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    that was interesting

  263. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Posada didn’t get a good read on the ball I guess. It really rebounded off the stands quickly and right back to the fielder (1b?).

  264. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    I’ll take the run, but what the hell was Posada thinking besides not a flippin’ thing ???

  265. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Posada has to be the slowest thing ever…It almost looks like he is not even moving sometimes.

  266. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    ill take it

  267. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    atta boy don vito

  268. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    come on jorge!

  269. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    guys are you really that spoiled? just be happy we got a run and thats a really tricky read when rounding third you cant see the bounce. that was the right move

  270. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    yeah, posada broke when he saw the error but quinlan did a real good job recovering, most of the time that ends up in right field

  271. Stef August 22nd, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    For the sake of the children…they should probably not zoom in on a player’s mouth when something bad happens (Lackey). ;)

  272. Vinny August 22nd, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    anyone have a sopcast link for the game?

  273. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    theyre giving cano a hit? is it just me or are they getting really generous on the hits nowadays.

  274. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    oh god pray Andy isn’t tiring right now.

  275. Stuart August 22nd, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Ivan Rodriguez has 5 walks on the year..

    Jorge is a terrible baserunner, amazing a catcher is a terrible baserunner.. he gets thrwon out all the time..

    Arod cannot catch a pop..

    amazing these guys have these weaknesses that they cannot improve on…

  276. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    i just swore at jorge

  277. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    BTW, Pettite doesn’t have a “lead” to protect. You don’t really “protect” 1-0 leads in the 4th inning, especially in the AL. Pettite’s job is still to give a “quality outing”. We all hope for a “great” outing, but it’s ultimately unrealistic to expect that against a good-hitting team. The onus is on our offense to get a few more runs for Pettite before he leaves this game (hopefully in the 6th, 7th, or possibly the 8th)

  278. sunny615 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    any body else witness that Texas Baltimore game?? 30-3 – and that’s not a typo… holy crap.

  279. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    TRIVIA?

    ANY ONE REMEMBER WHO STARTED OPENING DAY AT YANKEE STADIUM THIS YEAR

  280. Michael August 22nd, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Another one of those nights. 6 hits through 4 and only a single run. Out damn DPs.

  281. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    3-2, base open…Your move Pettite…throws a breaker hehe.

  282. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Note to Posada: Pitches to Vlad should be no where near the strike zone. Also with the Angels on base you cant take 20 minutes to get balls that should not allow slow Vlad to steal a base. Posada looks his age behind the plate it takes him forever to move back there.

  283. YUP August 22nd, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    Pav Dog

  284. Andrew K August 22nd, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    If the Moose’s next start is as bad as last night’ start,who will the Yankees start??

  285. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    carl f in pavano

  286. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    Carl P…on 2nd thought it’s a fog in my memory bank

  287. YUP August 22nd, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    What a Loser

  288. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    Need a DP or some good defense here. K would suit me fine too. And, yes, Pettite wouldn’t mind loading the bases if he had to.

  289. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    HUGE

  290. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    Beautiful DP! Just what he was looking for!

  291. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    BEEN A LONG SEASON HASN’T IT

  292. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    OH THAT WAS SWEET !!!! HE WAS SAFE BUT IT WAS SWEET !!!

  293. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    lucky call there. I’ll take it.

  294. Jeff NJ August 22nd, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    Now that was a sweet, key double play. Now let’s pile on some runs.

  295. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    YES!!! GOLD GLOVE A ROD!!!

  296. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    HOWIE !….we LOVE you, man !!!

  297. Michael August 22nd, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    We got a break for a change. Kendrick beat the relay but I’ll take it given the way the breaks in Anaheim usually go against us. Nice start of the DP by Arod.

  298. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    it seems that all the calls at the beginning of the year were against the yanks now they are finally getting breaks

  299. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    Lackey is vulnerable tonight. Let’s kick his ass this inning.

  300. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    wow, he was safe, hahaha

  301. PepperBrooks August 22nd, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Evening folks… Just love when there is a close play that goes the Yankees way, “they get the breaks”. Cracks me up.

  302. Stef August 22nd, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    SOPCAST REQUEST: Check here:

    http://www.myp2p.eu/MLB.htm

  303. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    damn you Lackey!!!

  304. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    udog would that be carl pavano?

  305. Stuart August 22nd, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    he was definitely safe…

    Betemit 2 bad AB’s Lackey is playing with him…

    he needs bettr AB.

    Nice AB Melky 1st friggin pitch..BAD BAD

  306. 89 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    lackey must be on pace to throw like 40 pitches tonight..

    if he faced betemit 27 times he’d be under 100 pitches and have 27 k’s

  307. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Why is Betemit playing over Giambi tonight, give the latter’s auspicious numbers against Lackey?

    Someone enlighten me please.

  308. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Cabrera is giving up his at bats in a 1-0 game..

  309. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Betemit lookd really vulnerable to those breaking balls…doesn’t seem to recognize the pitch, the spin. Something he’ll have to work on…

  310. sunny615 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    D-FENSE

  311. kasey August 22nd, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    gotta love pettitte so far.

    great vlad story, pete.

    anyone who posts regularly at mark’s blog will recognize “stuart.” he posted over there as “russ” and got banned.

  312. Global Warming August 22nd, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Giambi playing defense against this Speedy aggressive Angel team is not that good of an idea.

  313. YanksAngel August 22nd, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    I’d love to know how many bats Damon has broken this season. Geez! He goes through a lot of timber.

  314. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    CAN WE PLEASE GO BACK IN TIME?

  315. sunny615 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    at least damon is making lackey throw 100 pitches before he’s done…

    Betemit 3
    Melky 1

  316. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Gee,Betemit matches up GREAT with Lackey, huh ? Some quality strikeouts there, kid….Where is GIAMBI when we need him ??? ( we need a rule where our 1B Batter can be Giambi and fielder can be Betemit…we’ll call it the 1BDH rule 145, section Q, subsection Yankees Rock ! )

  317. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Betemit should play against righties and Phillips against lefties. But it is obvious that Betemit gets fooled by every breaking pitch in the dirt..Bonderman did it to him also, I believe he struck out in his 2 at bats against him also.

  318. kasey August 22nd, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    pavano started opening day, trivia guy.

  319. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    no WAY that was a strike….!!!!

  320. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    REMEMBER THE GOOD OLE DAYS OF EIGHT INNING NO HITTERS????

  321. TKinDC August 22nd, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    Just 30 more runs and we can snatch that record away from the Rangers :P

    No early to bed tonight! Go YANKS!!!

  322. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    Who is “Mark” and My god, what do you have to do to warrant a ban from an internet blog? Did he sleep with the blog founder’s wife?

  323. Michael August 22nd, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    another blind as a bat home plate ump- the most incompotently performed job in America (outside the airline industry)

  324. Global Warming August 22nd, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    “I remember going over to ask him about it once. He laughed when I told him the fences were getting moved in. “No problem for me,â€? he said.

    (Bleep) yes.”

    Everytime I think of us signing Sheffield over Vlad, the word (Bleep) enters the thought.

  325. YUP August 22nd, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    I was just thinking where I could look up broken bats. I mean they have stats for eveything else. J.D. breaks a bat every game sometimes 2.

  326. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    kill schill: kasey is on a first name basis with everyone famous because hes kasey.

  327. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    And Kasey, we don’t particularly love informers here. If you feel the need to betray your fellow man, testify before HUAC.

    “If your mommy is a commie, turn her in.”—John Birch Society

  328. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    Stuart, the Yankee gameplan for tonight seems to be that Lackey throws strikes, thus an impetus to swing early. Not bad, just hasn’t worked optimally for now. The idea of taking pitches is meant to give your team the ability to get into the bullpen by the mid 6th or 7th, but the Angels have a really strong bullpen so it’s not a terrible sacrifice if Lackey can go into the late innings in their place. It’s our last game so we don’t worry about wearing down their bullpen anyway.

  329. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    The Yanks have to find a way to get Giambi in the lineup almost every night. Especially since he has been hitting homeruns. If that means Damon playing CF and Giambi the DH then so be it. Melky can come in to play CF for defense late in the game. But Giambi is needed and he shouldnt be on the bench most of the time and Melky hasnt done a thing recently. The more Giambi sits the less he will have his timing.

  330. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    i hope we dont win because of that gift run

  331. Michael August 22nd, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Excellent analysis Terry. If you see a good one from Lackey you should hack early. With 2 strikes he breaks off some nast stuff. And most of out hots tonight have some early in the count. Approach would be working beter without the DPs and running into an out.

  332. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    actually screw it a wins a win

  333. Viper August 22nd, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Well, Betemit had two strikeouts in his first two ABs against the Tigers on Sun and ended up with 4 RBIs that game – including the bases-loaded double.

  334. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    NOT A GIFT THERE WAS ONE OUT

  335. U-DOG August 22nd, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    NOPE TWO MY BAD

  336. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    I actually endorse playing Giambi at 1st for 6-7 inning and then replacing him with Phillips. If he injures himself, then he injures himself. Duncan gets more playing time.

    Giambi has great hands. He just can’t turn the 3-6-3 double play particularly well.

  337. MGW August 22nd, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Don Vito, regarding your question about the save rule:
    when the final pitcher goes three innings or more for the winning team [assuming not also the starter], that pitcher by rule has earned a save. Ya don’t see it very often, that is for sure!

  338. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Michael, my thoughts exactly. The strategy would be working better except for some unfortunate DPs. It’s just worked out that way.

  339. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    wow what a horrible throw to 1B Bobby , calm down

  340. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    ABREU WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!

  341. Jim Clark August 22nd, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Both New York teams blew it when it came to signing Vlad Guerrero. If only he had come from Tampa, then George would have signed him.

  342. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    take a seat, sucker !

  343. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    MGW …thanks for the info…I kinda figured that…and yet another stupid MLB rule is exposed…like that guy deserved a save…like he REALLY saved the game…stupid, stupid rule…

  344. SJ44 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Good game so far. Lackey is tough, especially when he pitches against the Yankees. You knew Andy bring his best. He is that kind of pitcher.

    Very, very disappointed to see Mussina is starting on Monday. That’s just throwing away a game needlessly. It also means, you blow out the bullpen prior to the Red Sox series to cover another one of his putrid starts. It makes no sense to me at all.

    Only I thing I will say is, he has to stay out there. I don’t care if the Tigers score 100 off him, he can’t blow out the bullpen for the Red Sox series. If its his last start, which it better be, its the least he can do.

    Be nice to get a couple of add on runs here. They need to give Andy some breathing room.

  345. Jeff NJ August 22nd, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    I’d like to see Jeter try and hit into a double play now.

  346. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Sheffield was right about one thing. The Yankees erred by signing him instead of Guerrero.

  347. TKinDC August 22nd, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    SJ – who is your starting pitcher? Igawa?

  348. Adam August 22nd, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    I’m just asking… Why was Pettite ever gone? Who in the Yankees Brain Trust thought letting him walk was OK? Who decided NOT to give Andy Pettite what he desserved? And is that person or people still on the Yankees payroll?

    I hope not.

  349. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    i hope we dont win because of that gift run

    Boston Yankee….that’ll be the last silly thing you say tonight, sir. I don’t care if we win by 1 gift run or by 20 gift runs….if we can salvage a 3-6 season record against these iceholes, I’ll take that ( and so will YOU, friend !!! )

  350. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Jeter looks really bad out there. He hits into a million DPs and his patience has almost become Cano like. I dont even remember the last time he had a long at bat. Maybe he does need another day off if he is beat up.

  351. kahunas455 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    Adam – I think you’re talking about George Steinbrenner. He’s still on the payroll.

  352. TKinDC August 22nd, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    True about Sheff and Vlady! We picked the wrong right handed batter.

  353. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    if cashman was running the show back then, we probably would have guerrero…instead george wanted sheff…

  354. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Lackey’s wised up after seeing the Yankees swing at the first pitch and has gone to his breaking balls for first pitch strikes…mixing it up like a smart pitcher should.

  355. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    lackey has no walks in like 5 games going into this one arod works two from him

  356. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Damn, Alex is fast. If he wants the base, it’s his.

  357. chris August 22nd, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    RBI update for Ordonez and ARod, anyone?

  358. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    lack·ey (lăk’Ä“)
    n., pl. -eys.
    A liveried male servant; a footman.
    A servile follower; *a toady*

    Let’s start smackin’ this *toady* around, like *now*

  359. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    what you gotta love about Alex is he’s not getting himself out. I mean John Lackey is just nasty.

    Phil Hughes will either be Roger Clemens part 2 or John LAckey part 2 , I’d love either one.

  360. TKinDC August 22nd, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Adam – Steinbrenner didn’t like Andy and the Yanks thought that his elbow would fall to pieces. I think (not positive) that he missed a TON of games for the Astros.

    Steinbrenner was calling the shots back then and he always preferred outside Free Agents vs. homegrown talent. Thankfully we are in a better time now – - – see Mssrs Joba, Phil, Melky, Robinson, Andy, et al.!!!

  361. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    and jeter has always been a guy who will swing early in the count, but i have to come believe he knos what he’s doing, two of the outs he made today were on well hit balls

  362. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    121 rod
    111 mags

  363. TKinDC August 22nd, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Matthews sure can catch the ball – and that has nothing to do with the fact that he juiced!

    :;

  364. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Gameday shows that Matsui hit a Home Run that was caught…is that true ???

  365. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Dissapointing, but this is their field and Mathews knows the dimensions of the field, the warning track and the lighting (familiarity the lighting and background of the backstop and seats are what allow home fielders to get good reads and jumps off hit balls better than visiting fielders)

  366. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    It’s always a bad omen when the Yankees don’t capitalize on runner’s in scoring position. I can’t foresee Pettitte pitching a shut-out.

    Damn this game is flying.

  367. SJ44 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    White or Kennedy TK. One thing is clear, he didn’t get a ringing endorsement from the manager.

    It looks like Monday is judgment day for him. If he is awful again, he is out of the rotation.

    Its unfortunate though he is getting one more shot. They need wins, not to make Mike Mussina feel better.

    Its a tough situation but, I wish they pulled him now. I hate throwing away games at this stage of the season.

    But, what’s done is done. Let’s hope they can win the first three in Detroit so his pummeling won’t hurt so much.

  368. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    no – he was 10 feet from the wall and ran into it

  369. Global Warming August 22nd, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    “I’m just asking… Why was Pettite ever gone? Who in the Yankees Brain Trust thought letting him walk was OK? Who decided NOT to give Andy Pettite what he desserved? And is that person or people still on the Yankees payroll?

    I hope not.”

    Andy left on his own. It had nothing to do with George or the Yankees. Well that’s not all true but they(The Yankees) did offer him 3 more Million per to pitch in New York.

    Supposedly the Red Sox offered Andy 4 years 54 Million, don’t know how much I believe that though.

  370. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    guys go to gameday and press offensive hits. its beautiful

  371. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    it’s horse vs horse tonight. Our LHB need to make an impact

  372. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Figures this non homerun hitter would hit one. A pitch right down the middle.

  373. YankeeJosh August 22nd, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    SJ44,

    I can’t complain too much. This will be Mussina’s last start before September 1, so if he is bad again then you can pull him and not have to make a roster move. After all these years I can give him one more shot.

  374. SJ44 August 22nd, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    The mistake you can’t make, damn it. They just can’t beat this team. Every mistake they make, the Angels pounce on it.

    Its amazing.

  375. Michael August 22nd, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    I am so sick of this crap. Matsui’s ball was hit about 2xas hard as that flyball by OC.

  376. TKinDC August 22nd, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    SJ44 -

    Moose has been awful, no question about it. I would guess that we will wait until Sept. 1 to put Kennedy into the mix. I am not familiar with White.

    I think Joe T. knows that this is his last rodeo, I doubt he is concerned about Mooses’ sensitivity.

  377. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Been a while since Pettite allowed a homer, so he was due. Yankees need to score those runs now.

    Again, you can’t expect to win against an AL team (let alone a division leader) with one run.

  378. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    am I the only one thinking Damon could’ve caught that ?

  379. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    damn

  380. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Getting rid of Pettitte was a joke. Even though he might of been hurt they have wasted so much money on pitchers and Pettitte was the one person that deserved it. Amazing how now that Cashman is making the calls he gives a 38 year old Mussina a 2 year deal. If Cashman was always in charge Pettitte never would of left and Vlad would be in RF..who knows what else would be different.

  381. YankeeJosh August 22nd, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Brandon,

    It looked to me like it was just a bit too high for Damon to have a real play. Would have been interesting to see Melky make a try for that though.

  382. Stuart August 22nd, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    matthews made a nice cathc but missed a HR by 10 feet.

    do the yanks shutout anyone???

    abreu almost blew that one

    damn the Angel pen is coming soon…….

    If moose pitches bad Monday he is out of there…that is my prediction. I think he will pitch decent..Andrew Miller Friday, give bobby wall the night off. He bales against hard throwing lefties………

  383. TKinDC August 22nd, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Capt’m –

    You mean you didn’t enjoy Kevin Brown and Randy Johnson???

    Makes me wanna puke!

  384. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    damon got a good jump but he was too far to the left. we just need to score a ton of runs and give the ball to joba

  385. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    all right, andy is still pitching a superb game. One more inning without yielding a run is all we can ask.

    Now, gets this lackey, toady, factotum, and supplicant.

  386. Mike R. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    SJ

    Steve White you say? Interesting…

  387. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    agree completely with gw, how we ever let pettite leave is beyond me. i pray to god we dont let jorge or mo leave this offseason. and agree that mussina deserves to know he’s pitching for his spot in the rotation. i think the reason players have so much respect for joe is because he treats them with respect, and in spite of his mismanagement of the bullpen the last few years, I think joe’s emotional presence is irreplacable

  388. Carmine August 22nd, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Any predictions who would replace Moose if he’s out of the rotation? I know there’s the expanded September roster, so there are a few options.

  389. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    you know what? Without Shields, the only Angels reliever that scares me is K-Rod.

  390. Carmine August 22nd, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    In an interesting note on Pettitte leaving, the draft pick we got from Houston for him turned to Phil Hughes.

  391. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    if pettite goes 7 we can use joba for two (with the day off and everyone else available friday) if the game is heading into extras

  392. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    I swear, Abreu HAS to call those balls a little earlier than that. He’s been in right field long enough to be able to recognize whether he can catch those pop ups by the time they hit their apex. It’s not about “losing” the ball because it’s against the backdrop of a night sky.

    If this copntinues, the fielders around him have to continue to play cautiously when they venture into his vicinity and that is to the Yankees detriment. The worst case scenario is that he’ll hurt someone else, hurt himself, or both.

  393. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    alright ROBI !

  394. Terry August 22nd, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    We are in a position to take the lead right back…that’ll demoralize the Angels especially if we can shut them down the following inning.

  395. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    Please BETEMIT, do not strike out. I’d even take a double play that scores the run.

  396. Don Vito Bellamo August 22nd, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    here we go Yankees.. *here we go* boom, boom !!!

  397. Michael August 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    Even the Angel’s homer announcers are trying to rationalize how that half swing from a banjo hotter carried over the fence. “Backspin” was the answer. They don’t know no stinkin backspin. Arod will show them backspin on his patented 420 foot right center pop-ups on a pitch painting outside black. Papelpud knows aht I’m talking about. Meawhile Jorge going first to third.

    Why not Giambi now?

  398. Blueman August 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    Dice K doesn’t get run support. The redsox offense always chokes when his pitching. He has pitched wonderfully.

  399. Kill Schill-(ing) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    damn they’re playing the infield in.

  400. nate c. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    look at jorge run! i was hoping for a DP from cano, but i’ll take the single!!

  401. PBL August 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    big spot here

  402. Carmine August 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    I like Abreu as a hitter. He has good speed and a good arm in the outfield, but overall I don’t think I’d call him a very good outfielder. I actually feel much better on balls hit to Matsui who doesn’t have nearly as much speed.

  403. YanksAngel August 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    In regards to Pettite leaving, I thought he wanted to go pitch in his home state, that money wasn’t the reason he left.

  404. Mike R. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    Carmine.

    Steve White is a real possibility. He has solid numbers in AAA and is an older pitcher than Hughes, Chamberlain and Kennedy so pitch count and inning limits won’t be a factor. He won’t be spectacular, but he could do the job.

  405. brian August 22nd, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Damn…I love Vlad.

  406. TKinDC August 22nd, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Wilson has done well so far in the clutch -

    don’t make me regret this!@!

  407. Brandon August 22nd, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    dammit he lined it but a Vlad !!!

  408. . August 22nd, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    well, here’s the Yanks’ best scoring chance for the last 5 years against Lackey. let’s what they do.

  409. CaptainsCorner August 22nd, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Can we please take advantage of this???!!! Giambi should of pinch hit for Betemit then Phillips plays 1st base. Bad move by Torre Betemit hasnt touched Lackey.

  410. Michael August 22nd, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    again with the atom balls. running out of horsehoes LAA

  411. Boston Yankee (fire Michael Kay and Jon Sterling and Suzyn Waldman and Tim McCarver oh yea and anyone on ESPN that isnt named Harold or Erin) August 22nd, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    cano could have tagged

  412. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 am

    you do NOT run on vlad.
    and if you are posada, you don’t run on any outfielder

  413. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 am

    The *Melk*man is gonna deliver…watch *this* !!!

  414. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 am

    so basically the red sox would be 2 and 24 in games started by igawa

  415. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Bad luck for Betemit, Now it’s up to Cabrera who’s pretty fast and batting left so he’s tough to double up (thus allowing a run to score if they try to turn it…K is the danger here.

  416. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Worst hack of the year by melky

  417. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Thank God.

  418. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Now that is CLUTCH

  419. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Melky!

  420. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    MELKYYYYY :)

  421. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    MELKMANNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  422. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    YES MELKMAN DELIVERS!

  423. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    melky

  424. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    melky!!!!!

  425. The Phanatic August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Is it just me, or would it have been a good idea for Giambi to pinch hit for Betemit just now and then replace Giambi with Philips in the bottom of this nning?

  426. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:01 am

    good call don vito bellamo

  427. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    Come on Jeter, let’s get another run.

  428. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    pettite 1 more then joba and mo

  429. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    Melky gets it done. Wonder how long Lackey stays in: he’s past at 99 pitches.

  430. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    you can PUT IT ON THE BOARD !!!!!!!!!!

  431. brian August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    The Melk Man delivers!

  432. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    And then Lackey tries to bounce another one but Melky was sitting on it and he left it up!

  433. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    So when’s Joba time?

  434. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    Michael- Have you seen Matsui hit lately? He has taken some hacks that are probably worse than that

  435. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    Damon take a pitch!!!??!! Where is the patience…

  436. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    We need to get another here. Jeter’s been in a bit of a prolonged slump. Time to break out!

  437. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Jeter TOOK the first pitch ???? SWEET !

  438. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Shields is up with his 8+ second-half ERA…watch him own us now, just because.

  439. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:03 am

    com’on CAptain DP , line one in the gap

  440. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Jeter,
    Please hit a double.

    Best,
    Fans

  441. TKinDC August 23rd, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Break out of the micro mini slump Jetes!

  442. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:04 am

    @Don:

    Doesn’t Jeter always take the first pitch, and isn’t it always a strike?

  443. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:04 am

    booyah!!

  444. brian August 23rd, 2007 at 12:04 am

    Jeets! Nice job.

    Stay at first next time though.

  445. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:04 am

    I didn’t mean he’s been slumping stat-wise, I meant Jeter-wise. In the clutch. Should’ve clarified.

  446. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 12:05 am

    I’ll take the run and the out.

  447. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Nice, that better hold up. Andy, Joba, Mo.

  448. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:05 am

    CAPTAIN DP GETS AN RBI, 1 MORE INNING THEN ,,,,,

    IT’S JOBA TIME !!!!!!!!!

  449. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Damon needs a slap across the face for swinging at the first pitch, although he *did* prevent Jeter from hitting into a DP…

  450. Global Warming August 23rd, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Pettitte starts the 7th. If he gets in trouble, bring in the Viz.

    Start Joba the 8th.

    Mo for the 9th.

    Joba should not start the 7th and go 1+ inning. Going 1 inning today will be perfect with the off day tomorrow so he can pitch the opener against the tiggers.

  451. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Pete, is johnny damon’s full first name really johnny?

  452. EY August 23rd, 2007 at 12:06 am

    Melky and Captain Clutch comes through!
    I’m so happy to know that we have Joba and Mo available tonight.

  453. . August 23rd, 2007 at 12:06 am

    The 2007 version of Mo needs at least a 3 run lead. c’mon Yanks!

  454. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:06 am

    NICE! Ok here’s how it’ll pend out:

    Andy pitches the 7th.
    Abreu walks, A-Rod #42.
    Joba in the 8th,
    Mo in the 9th.

    Yanks win 5-1.

  455. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:06 am

    I dont know why Kay keeps talking about Shields. If he hasnt realized the Yanks never touch him. He can give up 80 runs in the month and he will get the Yanks out 1,2,3.. Big hit by Jeter but he had to stay at 1st base he isnt fast enough to take advantage of the Angels defense like they do against the Yanks.

  456. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:06 am

    In the Clutch Captain, we believe.

    Jeter went to second when the throw got through just as he was supposed to but Mathis recognized that he couldn’t get the runner, stepped up, and got extra momentum with his throw to get Jeter. If he had tried to get the tag on Cano, he would have had no play at 2B. All in all, a very good inning.

  457. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:06 am

    The Way MO has been pitching ? how about Andy, Joba, joba ?
    ( I know …I’ve had too much ganja ! )

  458. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Classic Jeter inside-outer. But whay give up an out going to 2nd with another insurance run on 3rd?

  459. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Do you go to Joba now? Big question because I think they have to start innings with him. These rules make for very tough decisions. Do I throw him 2 innings tonight and lose him for game 1 in Detroit? Do I wait it out and risk losing this game by trying to make so he can pitch in Detroit? These rules put Torre in a tough situation.

  460. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:07 am

    would be 43 for arod

  461. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:07 am

    The only unsettling thing is what if Pettitte runs into trouble here. Farnsworth’s our only option then, no?

  462. TKinDC August 23rd, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Someone put a space-heater on Joba’s Arm – - – let’s take two here and take advantage of a day off tomorrow!

    With the Bosox and Mariners losing, we need this one!

  463. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    At this point in the game, Pettite’s modus Operandi is to go “softer”. More change-ups and slower breaking balls.

  464. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    A Rod already has 42.

  465. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    dang

  466. ansky August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    robbie please

  467. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    If A-Rod hits a 2-run shot, you dont use Joba IMO

  468. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    Cano didnt need to rush that

  469. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    not for nuttin’, but isn’t that twice we have been gunned down on the basepaths with 2 outs and runners that WOULD have been in scoring position for the next batter ? FUNDAMENTALS Dammit !

  470. TKinDC August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    I meant 2 innings for Joba – didn’t realize AP’s pitch count

  471. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:08 am

    #43, my bad.

    Cano’s little mistakes kill us.

  472. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Oh no Robbie Joe Cano!

  473. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Farnsworth coming in with runners on sounds like a winning recipe. I can’t remember the last time that’s happened.

  474. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Cano sleeps ONCE again. Leading off the inning he has to make that play. The Angels do score most lead off runners.

  475. Jim Clark August 23rd, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Yanks are 7-5 in games Kei Igawa starts? Really?? I expect some chowderhead sports writer like Bill Madden to write Igawa pitches to the score and stats like ERA are irrelevant.

  476. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:09 am

    I’m sorry, that’s not a single. I’m glad that Cano doesn’t gt an E (as long as the run doesn’t score), but he deserves one there.

  477. susan mullen August 23rd, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Andy Pettitte’s offer was $52 million over 4 years from the Red Sox in 2003. Per the NY Times 2/25/07, reported numerous other places. Andy most certainly was kicked out the door. He doesn’t get in bar fights or pitch drunk. Maybe that would’ve helped his image with Steinbrenner. George let it be known for a long time he wanted to trade him, (esp. to Philly a few years prior). He was treated like crap. After the 2003 post season when Pettitte pitched his guts out for the team, they had a window in which they could communicate with him. After spending his whole career with the Yankees and a splendid performance in the 2003 post season, they didn’t even pick up the phone and say, Andy, we think you might have arm problems (which it turned out he did), but we’d like you to stay, maybe for such and such, etc. They did not even have the courtesy to pick up the phone, left the guy sitting by the phone for a week or 2. He had no choice but to look at other offers. The outcry from fans totally astounded them, and someone placed an item in one of the tabloids pushing a rumor that would certainly have offended his wife and children. The story of how they treated Andy was on the front pages of every paper. I hoped every day that Clemens would change his mind, decide to pitch again and go to be with Andy,which he did. This would stick it to the Yankees a bit. They did make Andy an offer after the window was over, but it was obvious by that time the Yankees were disdainful of him. Anyone who says the story was anything else is either misinformed or has some agenda. This being the internet, lies are told all the time. I nevertheless always hoped he’d come back in a few years, and he did.

  478. kidjock August 23rd, 2007 at 12:09 am

    They rules that a hit?

  479. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Youd figure Torre would have put Andy in at 1st by now for defense.

  480. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 12:10 am

    I’m pacing. Who’s joining me?

  481. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:10 am

    hey.. can’t they modify the Joba rules.. say to define the rest based on number of pitches thrown rather than innings.. maybe 20-30 equals a day off.. 30+ is two days.. is that feasible?

  482. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:11 am

    Schill- Im always pacing. Was that a barehanded play by Andy

  483. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:12 am

    NICE PLAY Andy & Betemit stepped it up

  484. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:12 am

    even if joba goes 1 tonight he is good for the next game and he does need to get some innings to stay fresh

  485. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 12:13 am

    the lady below me is 85. I swear to God, she wants to kill me during the baseball season. I pace. I scream. I pound my feet.

  486. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Good play by Betemit, but Phillips should be there this late in the game. Come on Pettitte this is a big out.

  487. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Averted a near infield-chopper, LAA disatseter again there with the sweet barehand by Pettitte. Not a smooth play by Betemit. The Andy fanboys would have been clamoring on that one.

  488. Global Warming August 23rd, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Yet he came back to the Yankees after all that this year. To the same Yankee Org and to same Yankee Owner.

    I’m not saying the Yankees treated Andy like the King he is, but the way you say it Susan makes it sound like the Yankees wanted no part of Andy Pettite and proceeded to throw him out like garbage, and thats simply not true.

    Facts are facts. They are offered MORE money for him to pitch in New York than Houston. That’s got to mean something.

  489. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:13 am

    I’m pacing. Who’s joining me?

    Sorry, too busy chewing off my nails.

  490. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Armand- I dont think so. I dont think they want him warming up so much. They are taking no chances with this kid and I dont blame him

  491. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Good wheels by Pettite getting to first, not to mention the bare-handed catch (by the look of the play, it would have been awkward reahing for it with his glove in mid-stride/ try doing that when you swing arm is going in a different direction)

    Not easy for a lefty usually to turn all the way around and break for first, but unlike alot of pitchers, Anfy maintains perfect balance and ends up in good fielding position (he’s a VERY good fielder)

  492. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Same crap treatment of Pettitte I heard and it’s terrible. But again, not that I’m happy about his mistreatment, but his leaving gave the Yankees Phil Hughes and he’s back now and has really stabilized our rotation. I mean it’s not great, but it’s better than it has been. How about 2004: Ace Jon Lieber?

  493. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:14 am

    jobamo

  494. EY August 23rd, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Good job Andy, that’s what I like to see.
    Joba time!!!

  495. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Good job by Pettitte. Good thing Cano woke up to field that one.

  496. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Schill- Are you sure she can hear you being 85? Youd figure her hearing isnt so great

  497. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Who had to hold their breath when Mathis hit that 2-out ground ball to Cano? Sad.

  498. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:14 am

    great great great job by andy tonight. man he is clutch

  499. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:14 am

    i mean wouldn’t it be more logical to base it on the number of pitches thrown than just innings?.. just a thought…

  500. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:15 am

    we’re finding out Betemit can hold his own at 1B, nice hands, good reaction, good first step and instincts

  501. david August 23rd, 2007 at 12:15 am

    Pettitte’s our ace, no question.

  502. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 12:16 am

    Andy Pettitte coming up big again just like he has for us so many times over the years. I almost feel spoiled by him!!

  503. pat m in CT August 23rd, 2007 at 12:16 am

    Pettitte’s been great tonight outside of one pitch. One of the other reasons Pettitte left in 03 (besides pitching near home) was the Yanks’ underwhelming approach to him that November. IIRC, it left him feeling unwanted. some of that was George and some, I think, was Cash being concerned about Andy’s elbow holding up. That was somewhat valid given that he did spend a good chunk of time on the DL in Houston.

    it would be nice to come out of this with a W against Lackey

  504. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:16 am

    BOBBY!!!!

  505. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:16 am

    Didnt the Yanks offer Pettitte 39 mill and the Astros gave him more years for 32 mill???

  506. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:16 am

    joba, joba, then get on the flippin’ plane the HALE outta dodge !!!

  507. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:16 am

    Go Abreu!!! Big hit right there…

  508. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Let’s see Matthews spin around 3 times and catch that one.

  509. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 am

    BOBBY !!

  510. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 am

    BOB-BOOM!!!

  511. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Betemit is an excellent fielder (though not ayet a good 1B yet), but he’s not very agile because of his girth. I heard somewhere that he bulked up recently so if he can trim some bulk, he can be alot quicker (mainly because he can RECALL being quicker)

    One of the reasons that Andy is a better fielder? He’s smaller.

    BOBBY!

  512. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Extend that man! Bobby has rediscovered the long ball lately.

  513. TKinDC August 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Great job by Andy tonight! Lets make sure the pen behaves!

    Bobito! nice Dinger!

  514. EY August 23rd, 2007 at 12:18 am

    BOBBY!!

    hahaha Lackey get out of here. No 16 wins for you.
    Looks like Joba Mo it is.

  515. david August 23rd, 2007 at 12:18 am

    Huge, huge homer for Bobby.

  516. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:18 am

    solid

  517. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:18 am

    I guess you can say the best part about Pettitte leaving and then coming back is now they have Hughes out of that. So now they have both of them.

  518. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:18 am

    How about THAT backspin Angel’s announcers. Take that! And a little of this! You like that?

  519. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Armand-

    The problem is that it takes a lot of warming up, including 8 hard pitches from the mound to make an appearance of even 1 batter. I think for relivers the pitch count hing is overblown. As a long-term investor in this team, I supprt the caution with Joba. This kid is so much fun to watch, has a great future, and is only just the past month adjusting to the bullpen.

  520. S.o.S.27 August 23rd, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Talk about bonehead managers. Scosia leaves Lackey in after 105 pitches and pays for it.I love it!!!

  521. TKinDC August 23rd, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Armand:

    “BOB-BOOM!!!”

    That is by far the best Abreu HR call I’ve seen/heard – nice work!

  522. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:19 am

    If we can take 1/3 from the Angels, that’s like sweeping any other team for us, so this would be a huge win, get out the brooms!

  523. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Hopefully we can tack on a few more and let Andy finish this one out or at least one more so we dont have to use Joba

  524. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Alright replace that Abreu walk with a hr. Now for #43. Against Shields no less.

  525. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:21 am

    to think we could have taken 2 out of 3 from these basterds if not for WUSSINA !!!!

  526. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:21 am

    I have Scot Shields on my fantasy team. I guess I haven’t been checking my relievers enough. I really should’ve picked up Joba when he became available.

  527. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:21 am

    Youd figure Sciocsia would avoid Shields being down 3 runs

  528. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:21 am

    Give him an extension, that man Bobby Aboomboom.

  529. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Scot Shields seems much less intimidating when we are ahead by three runs!!

  530. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Arod should run again. He is the unsung hero tonight, with the glove and walks despite not hitting bombs. Simply NOT MAKING OUTS is the holy grail of being a baller.

  531. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:22 am

    I SEE JOBA!!

  532. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:22 am

    TKinDC
    thanks! winning against the angels gets me excited like that.

    Michael

    yeah, you’re right.. was just a wandering thought to maybe give a little more flexibility… but i cannot agree more that being careful is the way.

  533. . August 23rd, 2007 at 12:22 am

    steal another one ARod. make Scotty pay.

  534. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Payback time.

  535. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:23 am

    I wish we had signed Vlad instead of Sheff. That was the biggest mistake in the past few years

  536. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:23 am

    The thing with Shields is he hasn’t consistently been terrible, but he’s had 3 outings where he’s given up 3-5 runs. That’ll do some ERA damage, so let’s hope he has one of those.

  537. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:23 am

    i never thought i’d see the day where sheilds sucked this much. i feel like we have always wanted a set up guy like him…

  538. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:23 am

    2 huge runs here…when we get them…we may not need to use joba ???

  539. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Good thing Quinlin didn’t catch that ball; he’d would have been dragged back to the warning track.

  540. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Go NYR:

    Me and my friend talk all the time about how much better our outfield would be with Vlad and how much more terrifying it would’ve been to have Vlad and A-Rod back to back.

  541. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

    chill w/ the Bobby extension talk he’s not that good

  542. Jim Clark August 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Maybe because Pettitte is a religious man, he got underrated by the Yankee front office. That can happen in baseball..religious players are seen as too passive and accepting of failure. They also looked at his elbow and thought they could better with others. The guys they got were even more injury-prone (Brown, Pavano) or scared (Johnson, Vasquez). Great to have number 46 back. The front office blew it in 2003 but in 2006 they corrected it.

    Time for Errol Flynn as Captain Blood..”Keep pouring it on boys!!!” Bruce Springsteen is nothing compared to Korngold.

  543. susan mullen August 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

    I stated that they made Andy an offer, if that’s the fact to which you refer. All the other facts I included were the more important ones in Andy’s decision. If it had been me, I’d certainly have done the same thing Andy did. The Red Sox offered more than anyone, and he didn’t go there either. That doesn’t change anything I said. I also said I always hoped he’d be back in a few years. They needed him desperately for one thing, he’d be going to the same manager who always trusted him, Cashman admitted he made a mistake in the way he treated him. Finally, George is in no way the same influence he was. If you wish to discuss this further, I’d be happy to do so by email.

  544. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Open the gates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  545. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

    A-Rod is merely performing for Boras. Can we get Scott to more games please!?!?

  546. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Brandon, without the Yankees version of 38pitches, we’d have swept Detroit and taken 2/3 against the Angels, and we’d be three back behind Boston and .5 games ahead of the Mariners.

  547. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:25 am

    HIP HIP !!!

  548. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:25 am

    Shields must really have nothing if they are hitting him.

  549. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:25 am

    TAKE THAT SHIELDS!!!!!!

  550. Quan August 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 am

    This is why the Joba rules suck. They’re probably going to use him tonight no matter how many runs they score in this inning. Yet they could have used him Monday night, in a close game, to get a win. I concede however that Torre’s abuse of relievers in the past makes “the rules” a good idea. Regardless, Joba is the most exciting thing in baseball right now and we’re probably going to get to see him pitch in a few minutes:)

  551. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 am

    HIP HIP

  552. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 am

    I’m loving this right now…guys, this is just a time to savor the night. 6-1 lead and Joba in the 8th.

  553. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 am

    If we tack on here Id like to see Andy in the eigth. He still looks strong and Mo could use some downtime. Joba, meanwhile is getting “rusty”. That is the worst aspect of the Joba rules. He is like a fine wine you keep cellaring for a special occasion and tehn it turns stale.

  554. U-DOG August 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 am

    JORGE JORGE

  555. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 am

    I mean Shields is less intimidating when we’re up by FIVE runs!!

  556. TKinDC August 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 am

    Can we petition the league to make our wins against the Halos count for 3? Pretty please?

  557. frits August 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 am

    haha bitches, take that!

    i can go to bed in peace now…

  558. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:27 am

    Shields is also less intimidating when his fastball tops out at 92

  559. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:27 am

    I agree with Go NYR – Lets give Boras the seat right behind home plate at the stadium.

  560. E-ROC August 23rd, 2007 at 12:27 am

    HIP HIP JORGE!!!

  561. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:28 am

    I think that was a lucky catch

  562. . August 23rd, 2007 at 12:28 am

    I really to treasure this moment. Beating up on Shields. I’m framing this boxscore in gold.

  563. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:28 am

    joba for 1 inning, then his OFF day is tomorrow when Yankees are idle and he is available for 2 of the 4 detroit games…very nice !

  564. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:28 am

    susan mullen sounds like a lawyer or a politician who has the Known Facts (TM) talking points and is only interested in stoicking to them

  565. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:28 am

    A couple hundred more runs against and we’ll have officially repaid him for all the Yankee killing he’s committed in the past.

  566. BBFan August 23rd, 2007 at 12:28 am

    With Joba and Mo to follow, we should win this game.
    Sox and Mariners already lost.

    That is why we should not be losing sleep over a loss on a day to day basis. It was unblievable to read the negativism on this blog yesterday. Also, giving Mussina another chance is not the end of the world. Sure, he bombed last two times, but before that he was pitching very well.

  567. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:29 am

    the rumor is the Yankees will either replace Moose w/ Steve White, Ian Kennedy or Kei Igawa via Buster Olney

  568. Joba rules August 23rd, 2007 at 12:29 am

    The Joba rules are necessary because Torre can’t be trusted with any discretion.

  569. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:29 am

    nate- I think if he was at every game, it would get old but if you fly him in for the big games, it would have more of an affect. ;)

  570. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:30 am

    bootcheck ! Boston Yankee, you got yours ??????

  571. TKinDC August 23rd, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Go NYR –

    I had the same thought the other night – - – I think the Yanks should commit Boras to watch games as part of the extension. A-Rod even pointed to that blood-sucker after his HR the other night.

  572. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Nice thinking Don! I’m right there with you.

  573. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Brandon- Torre shot that down earlier

  574. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Igawa? How does that improve our team??

  575. Viper August 23rd, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Where did you hear that about Buster Olney, Brandon?

  576. Stef August 23rd, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Anyone think Wang would be the #1 pitcher if we make the playoffs? I’m for Pettitte.

  577. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Brandon-

    Kennedy start > Mussina > White much much >> Igawa

  578. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:32 am

    DEAL! you can’t have satan around for every moment

  579. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:32 am

    TK- Could he have been pointing to his wife who was with Boras for Game 1?

  580. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:32 am

    Olney didn’t say kennedy – he said white or igawa – on baseball tonight

  581. This Year August 23rd, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Brandon; Where is that rumor from?

  582. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Stef- Youd have to start Pettitte game 1

  583. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Stef-

    If we make the playoffs, I doubt Torre will have the luxury of setting up the rotation. It will be down to the wire.

  584. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Joba should start the 8th. If he brought back Pettitte and he got tired in the inning you would have to see Viz or Farns because Joba cant be brought into an inning. Better to be safe and treat the game like it is alot closer. Joba 8th, Rivera 9th.

  585. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Wilson,,,,no !…that is OK…The Melkman has one more delivery to make before he calls it a night….right HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  586. Global Warming August 23rd, 2007 at 12:34 am

    “I stated that they made Andy an offer, if that’s the fact to which you refer. All the other facts I included were the more important ones in Andy’s decision. If it had been me, I’d certainly have done the same thing Andy did. The Red Sox offered more than anyone, and he didn’t go there either. That doesn’t change anything I said. I also said I always hoped he’d be back in a few years. They needed him desperately for one thing, he’d be going to the same manager who always trusted him, Cashman admitted he made a mistake in the way he treated him. Finally, George is in no way the same influence he was. If you wish to discuss this further, I’d be happy to do so by email.”

    Okay Susan you can put your dukes down, I’ll take your word for it.

    I’d like to finish by saying, I’m glad Andys back too :)

    ———————

    “the rumor is the Yankees will either replace Moose w/ Steve White, Ian Kennedy or Kei Igawa via Buster Olney”

    Brandon,

    I could of told you that and my names not Buster Olney!

  587. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Man, Betemit has some power from that side. I know it was pitch down and in and that it’s natural for a lefty but that looked like a lazy swing at a breaking ball and he got it towards the warning track.

    Melky does it again!

  588. YanksAngel August 23rd, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Poor Jorge has to be tired from running so much

  589. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:34 am

    ESPN Viper on Baseball Tonight

  590. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Why would we listen to that monkey Olney when we have Peter who is actually AT THE STADIUM TALKING TO JOE. Buster gets all his information from ‘sources’ or ‘people he’s talked to’

    the guy is just trying to sound well informed, but he is often wrong

  591. . August 23rd, 2007 at 12:34 am

    oh wait…ARod choked in 2005 ALDS against Angels, so Boras wasn’t at those games??!

  592. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:35 am

    man… winning against the angels is sweet… with Joba pitching too.. icing on the cake baby!!

  593. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:35 am

    can I call it OR WHAT ???????? LOL !

  594. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:36 am

    You want Mo in a 7 run game? I disagree, you can’t do that with Detroit coming up.

  595. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Assuming Joba hold the Angels to a run or less, do you pitch Farnsworth in the 9th abd try to save Mo?

  596. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:37 am

    The ufnny thing is, I would rather see Igawa than Moose at this point. YOu know what you are getting from him. 5 innings, a few solo homers. Moose is a coin flip. Either great or unclassifiably bad

  597. Stef August 23rd, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Michael, I hope that’s not the case. Pett’s earned #1 and it would sure help our cause to have our bulldog out there, leading the way.

  598. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:37 am

    our offense really can explode late in a game, it seems like we have a lot of these games that are close up until the 7th or 8th and then get blown wide open

  599. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:37 am

    from what I remember Olney is dead on in trades, Gammons is usually the tease. They both are well informed insiders.

  600. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Not to jinx it as there is still some game to play here, but if the Yankees win they finish the first 13 game stretch at 8-5 which is what I was hoping for.

    Day off tomorrow, then next 13 game set with Det(4), Bos(3), TB(3) and Sea(3). I would say I want at least 8-5 in that stretch, but it is getting late, so I will ask for 9-4 instead. That means winning each series. I think that’s what will happen. Oh and by the way, when the 13 game stretch is over, the Yankees will be leading the wild card. That’s my prediction.

  601. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Kill-If I were managing, Pettitte finishes the 8th and Joba the 9th.

  602. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:38 am

    yup farnsworth pitches the 9th now

  603. BBFan August 23rd, 2007 at 12:38 am

    I think Mo needs work.
    He will pitch ninth as Thursday is off day.

  604. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Stef-

    Def. Pettitte if they can set it up that way. The way he is pitching now it is much more likely that he can match a #1 starter then Wang would. Experience is better…

  605. Stef August 23rd, 2007 at 12:39 am

    I love seeing this weak version of Shields…about TIME! K-ROD has never been scary to me. He’s too emotional.

  606. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 12:39 am

    What’s this Olney nonesense about replacing Mussina with Kennedy? Torre already announced Mussina is pitching on Monday.

  607. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:39 am

    i think mo with his age and recent slump can use a few days off

  608. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 12:39 am

    Gabe White would be a better choice to make a start than Moose right now!

  609. Global Warming August 23rd, 2007 at 12:39 am

    Stef,

    This is only my opinion but I think you got to start Wang Game 1. Pettitte is older and a stopper, he should be the #2 in case Game 1 goes wrong.

    Also Wang being much younger, you can start him for Game 4 and not worry about it. With Pettitte being 34, you’d have second thoughts pitching him on short rest.

    My Playoff Rotation would be. Wang, Pettitte, Clemens, Hughes/Mussina.

    Mussina can still earn his way back on their and is fully capable of doing it despite what the majority of the fans think.

  610. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:40 am

    I agree he’s on in trades because he does talk to gms, but when it comes to in season tweaks of lineups – i’m going with beat guys who cover the teams day in and day out

  611. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Oh and from a personal standpoint, my next tickets are Sat Sept 1st. That would be Moose’s next start. Could it be instead that I will be seeing the debut of one Mr. Ian Kennedy? That would be sweet.

  612. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Anyone sign the Boomer? Wherever he goes, may it not be the Mariners.

  613. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:41 am

    *IT’S JOBA TIME !!!*

  614. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:42 am

    Rivera in the 9th. I dont want to see Farnsworth unless the different in scores is by 10 runs. Vizcaino looks like he could use the 2 days off also.

  615. Stef August 23rd, 2007 at 12:43 am

    Global — I’ve lost my trust in Wang. He’s struggling, and we’re not even sure why. I say take the wins that you can. The Yanks aren’t real good about “coming back” either —

    I wouldn’t let Mussina anywhere NEAR the mound during the playoffs. He’s done, as far as I’m concerned. Experience, Schmience. He sucks.

    I’d go: Pett, Wang, Clemens, Hughes

  616. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:43 am

    I say Joba for 2. So we won’t have him Friday, that’s ok, Clemens is going.

  617. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:43 am

    NASTY!!! The pitch and the spit that remained in his mouth… haha

  618. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:44 am

    My decision on who starts game 1 is based on home field advantage. At home you go with Wang, on the road you give it to Pettite. Wang pitches much better at the Stadium.

  619. This Year August 23rd, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Given Joba rules, why waste him tonight? Given a 5 run lead.

  620. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:44 am

    BAM – 1 down!

  621. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:44 am

    I have been watching the Yanks since 1976 and I love Joba more than anything. Even mid-80s vintage Donny Baseball.

  622. Global Warming August 23rd, 2007 at 12:45 am

    With a 7-1 lead I almost want Joba to run into a little trouble here. Maybe give up a run and get out of a jam.

    I’m curious to see how he reacts to a bit of pressure.

    What better time for it to happen than being 6 up?

  623. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:45 am

    omg, a hit off Joba!?!?!?!?!? He sucks, get him back to Scranton!

  624. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:45 am

    was that a hit?!!? woah… so joba actually is fallible… darn.. haha

  625. Global Warming August 23rd, 2007 at 12:45 am

    “Given Joba rules, why waste him tonight? Given a 5 run lead.”

    Day off tomorrow.

  626. Stef August 23rd, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Waldman just said: “Everyone understands the Joba rules except Joba. He says he’s big and strong and doesn’t want to be babied.” :)))

  627. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:46 am

    not a bad point global warming.

    its also fun to see people get blown away

  628. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:46 am

    We can bring in Farns to mop-up in the 9th. Mo needs rest and Joba made sense this inning given the off day and his already warming up.

  629. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:46 am

    This year

    You have to keep him in some sort of rythm. They use him for one tonight and with the day off tomorrow he’s available against the Tigers if we need him.

  630. Brian M August 23rd, 2007 at 12:46 am

    He was warming up already when it was a 1 run game. No point sitting him back down when he’s thrown 20 warmup pitches.

  631. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:47 am

    what’s up with Jo-Po.. couple of missed balls in this game..

  632. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:47 am

    He gave up a hit, but I really liked the pitch before that. He was behind 2-0 after missing with a 96mph fastball and a 97mph fastball. Then Jorge signaled for Joba to slow things down, and Joba did: a 94 mph fastball that hit the outside corner.

    Farnsworth could learn something.

  633. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:47 am

    That slider is the nastiest pitch I have ever seen.

  634. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:48 am

    here is a matchup

  635. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:48 am

    That slider is World Class. Cabrera is a contact guy and he missed it by a foot.

  636. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Niceeee! Joba v. Vlad.

  637. This Year August 23rd, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Cabrera missed that by a foot.

  638. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Joba vs. Vladimir!!!

  639. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Go NYR,

    I don’t see what you mean by Moose being “Either great or unclassifiably bad” as if to say that Igawa doesn’t have those same types of starts. Looking at their gamelogs, I’ll take the Moose over Igawa. Heck even IF Moose and Igawa had the same ERAs and the same percentages of quality starts, which is NOT the case), I’d still go with Moose because he’s proven his ability to adapt, whereas Igawa has yet to prove himself at the MLB level.

  640. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:49 am

    And he sneaks high chees past Vlad. What a stud.

  641. This Year August 23rd, 2007 at 12:49 am

    No contest.

  642. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:49 am

    Joba McNasty!! DANG!!!

  643. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:49 am

    JOBA!!!!

  644. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:49 am

    lol. This kid is unreal.

  645. EY August 23rd, 2007 at 12:49 am

    JOBA Ks VLAD!

    Man, he’s a MONSTER

  646. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 12:49 am

    I will name that slider McNasty.. it’s just plain sick…

  647. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:49 am

    damn Joba Chamberlain MotherF*……..

  648. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:50 am

    STRIKES OUT THE SIDE!!!!

  649. kidjock August 23rd, 2007 at 12:50 am

    Joba made Vlad look silly. You do not see that too often.

  650. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 12:50 am

    This kid surpasses anything that I’ve seen in a long time!!

  651. This Year August 23rd, 2007 at 12:50 am

    Forget Igawa. Think Kennedy.

  652. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:50 am

    *yawn*

    Joba strikes out the side.

    Again.

  653. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:50 am

    Joba ROCKS…I’ll tell ya…hittes look STUPID swinging at that splitter….none of those guys on strike 3 were within a foot of it….too freakin’ funny !!! HE does NOT pitch the 9th….NO MATTER WHAT, TORRE….NO MATTER WHAT !

  654. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 12:50 am

    MAN!! Even if hughes and kennedy aren’t all they are cracked up to be, a rotation with Wang, Joba, Hughes, Kennedy and whoever, would sill be legit

  655. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 12:51 am

    Joba’s hot no doubt.

    May God continue to answer his prayers…and ours ;)

  656. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:51 am

    Challenges Vlad with the gas and then embarrasses him with the hard slider a foot off the plate. Life is good.

  657. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 12:51 am

    I am McLovin that McNasty pitch.

  658. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Gimme me Farnsy, or gimme death !

  659. Huuz August 23rd, 2007 at 12:52 am

    power vs. power

    Joba K’s one of the best hitters of the past 5 years…on 3 pitches

  660. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Good thing Joba was brought into the game even though the score. They need to get his feet wet as much as they can because the next 2 weeks are big games and they need him ready to go. Even though he has been extremely impressive lets not forget he only has a couple of innings in his belt. You see Cabrera turn around and just look at him like what was that pitch?!! That was awesome… Joba does the fist pump but doesnt go wild like Krod does. What did the Angels announcers have to say about that inning?

  661. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:52 am

    nice hustle, bobby !

  662. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Joba’s slipping. He needed to face four batters to get those three K’s. Not like him at all.

  663. . August 23rd, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Too bad we won’t be in the playoffs this year. Joba in October would have a nice sound to it.

  664. Mark "The Messiah" Messier August 23rd, 2007 at 12:53 am

    I have a man Crush on JOBA!

  665. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Hey guys, whats harder to find, an ace starter or an elite closer?

  666. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:53 am

    What did the Angels announcers have to say about that inning?

    …they gave Joba his kudos….

  667. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Welcome to Chris Bootcheck’s WORST nightmare!!!

  668. nate c. August 23rd, 2007 at 12:54 am

    3 pitches to vlad. 3 strikes from joba.

    this is so much fun. the thought of watching him for 6+ innings every five days is awesome

  669. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:54 am

    . = moron…..take your doomsday posts outta here, ok ?

  670. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 12:54 am

    Joba has the antidote for the secret LAA lucky magic dust- no balls in play.

  671. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:55 am

    Terry- I was trying to say that how steady a pitcher is affects your team. Yesterdays and last weeks Moose is A LOT worse than Igawa has been for us. Its all about consistency. If you are the Yankees, dont you want to know if you have to score a bunch of runs or would you rather have it where you would rather have a guy pitch where he can be good or so bad that it is impossible to have a chance at winning. Igawa is bad but he does give you 5-6 innings and a OK shot to win. I would take my crack with the consistantly bad guy than the OK start or horrendous guy.

  672. Eric Langhorst August 23rd, 2007 at 12:55 am

    Huskers staying up late in the Midwest following along on the internet like me are chanting JOBA JOBA from their keyboards. YEEEEEEEEA

  673. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Ace SP in the making. And I can’t wait for Melancon and Humberto. Mark Melancon saids his arm feels better than it was before :)

  674. DMan77 August 23rd, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Man that was fun to watch. Joba brings so much energy.

  675. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 12:56 am

    It looks like Joba in the 9th, so we wouldnt have him for Fri. Unless someone is warming up and they didnt show it. Torre get someone up in the bullpen, no way he should pitch the 9th.

  676. Tseng August 23rd, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Joba’s done this striking out the side thing a lot. It’s not really as impressive as it once was. I think he needs to strike out 4 or 5 in an inning. Y’know, purposely bounce that third swinging strike and let them get on to get more K’s.

  677. Global Warming August 23rd, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Elite Closer might be harder to find but an elite Ace in your rotation is more valuable.

    Joba’s future will be as a starter and rightfully so.

  678. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:57 am

    who is in the Bullpen now ?

  679. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 12:58 am

    Tseng- He strikes out Guerrero and its NOT impressive? Im lost

  680. Tseng August 23rd, 2007 at 12:58 am

    It seems like a better idea to have Joba as a starter and try to groom Ramirez as the closer.

  681. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 12:59 am

    Yankees are still on pace to break 1000 runs scored for the year…do the math…they are easily averaging at least 7 runs a game for a very long time now and just need to keep that up….the Postseason with Wang, Pettite and Clemens as the starters, and Joba included in the pen, with THIS offense…we are gonna have a good shot !

  682. Tseng August 23rd, 2007 at 12:59 am

    Go- I was just joking around. How can I not be impressed?

  683. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:00 am

    Tseng- Ramirez is 26 and does not have the stuff to be a closer. Hes a 2 pitch pitcher

  684. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 1:00 am

    damn Betemit gets screwed off another frozen rope. I hope he plays 1B vs RHP in Detroit

  685. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 1:00 am

    Go NYR – I think it was a bit of sarcasm on Tseng’s part.. lol.. would be fun to see 5 K’s in an inning though… Mr. Splittie has nothing on McNasty the Slider..

  686. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 1:00 am

    Cano is awful! He is really dragging this team down. Maybe we can trade him to Milwaukee for Chris Capuano.

  687. Eric Langhorst August 23rd, 2007 at 1:01 am

    As a Nebraska baseball fan who watched him pitch in college – in my opinion the Yankees should use him as a starter. Just my 2 cents.

  688. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Tseng I did not read your full first post. Sorry

  689. Johnny B August 23rd, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Does Joba’s stuff remind anyone else of a vintage 1984-85 Doc Gooden?

  690. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Tseng do you mean Humberto Sanchez and not Ramirez as the closer? I assume that..

  691. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 1:01 am

    I say if we make the playoffs, we start Kei Igawa and hope he pulls a 2006 Jeff Weaver and is amazing. It could happen….

  692. Tseng August 23rd, 2007 at 1:01 am

    If Edwar can develop a third pitch he could be a good reliever/closer.

  693. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Ramirez is being groomed for the 7th and 8 inning job, Mark Melancon or Humberto Sanchez will be groomed as the next closer

  694. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Alvin,

    A good starter is harder to find. It’s a matter of stamina and the number of pitches you have to master, as well as going through the same lineup over and over again. Lot’s more factors get thrown in during a 6-8 inning stretch which is why it’s easier to be a reliever, even a closer (closers have VERY predictable routines and workloads like WHEN they come in and WHO they have to face. That’s why you see some starters becoming good relievers late in their careers but not the other way around.

  695. rbizzler August 23rd, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Angels announcers gave Joba his due. They also didn’t say too much about the fist pump as that would be mighty hypocritical considering K-Rod’s M.O.

    Hopefully, Torre runs someone else out for the ninth as there is no need to waste another day for Joba.

    Also, don’t mess with Susan Mullen as she is VERY attached to Pettitte and Mo and thinks the Yankees disrespect them on the regular.

  696. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Good move by Torre getting Rivera in there.

  697. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 1:03 am

    This make little sense to me. Why Mo? Bring “The Farns” “Heeeeey!!”

  698. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 1:03 am

    Good riddance to Sheffield.

    I have no use for racists who like to accuse other people of racism.

  699. EY August 23rd, 2007 at 1:04 am

    LOL Michael Kay’s an idiot. It’s 2-2 and he doesn’t realize it.

  700. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Farnsworth really needs to shave his head ala Rick Vaughn. He’s got the glasses already. He definitely just needs stronger lenses to be our wild thing. Fingers crossed.

  701. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Elite starter is much harder to find. The follpowing guys still carry weight as “automatic” closers: MO, Papelpud, Putz, Nathan, Hoffman, Cordero, Krod, Wagner, and Cordero. And in the past two years, Huston Street and Brad Lidge also carried the hallowed title. And thats not including has-beens like Brad Lidge, Armando Bentitez, Octavio Dotel, Tom Gordon, Bob Howry, etc. Almost every team has one fo a year or two. Let’s see a list of true Aces.

  702. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Go NYR: Dude he only struck out Guerrero once. If he was any good he would have gotten Vlad to swing around and miss that slider twice. Back to the minors for Joba.

    Ramirez as the closer seems really interesting. He doesn’t have any other pitchers and if he learns any new ones they probably won’t be ++ pitch. But as a closer he could be successful with a well-located fastball and that nasty change. Kinda like Gagne.

  703. Johnny B August 23rd, 2007 at 1:06 am

    We lost 2/3 but I think we are leaving California a better team. I think the Angels exposed our weaknesses and we can address them. They are the best team in the league … now. Somehow we need to win this division and make sure we get homefield advantage.

  704. kasey August 23rd, 2007 at 1:06 am

    at what point do you start to entertain the idea that joba chamberlain is and will be a better pitcher then phil “franchise” hughes.

    right now it’s no contest.

  705. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Well, that’s the daily ration of cheap hits that Mo has to deal with. A hit’s a hit in baseball.

  706. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 1:07 am

    What the hell is up with in field hits and bloop singles against Mo???

  707. rbizzler August 23rd, 2007 at 1:08 am

    I enjoyed Sheff’s time in the Bronx, especially when he tried to fight half of the drunken louts at Fenway that night. Classic.

    That being said, it was inevitable that he was going to run his mouth after he left as he has done that after departing each of his previous teams.

  708. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 1:08 am

    Also Isringhausen Gagne Saito accardo.

  709. Joba rules August 23rd, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Why won’t they die?

  710. Tseng August 23rd, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Heh you’d think the outfielders woudl just move up a bit more when Mo pitches.

  711. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 1:09 am

    alvin it must be the curse of the 2001 world series.. bloops suck.. Come on Mo!! Get it together!!

  712. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:09 am

    It comes with the cutter. Its just mop up anyway

  713. eric August 23rd, 2007 at 1:10 am

    if we lose this game……

  714. Joey_V August 23rd, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Terry: You don’t know Sheffield, so your comments are way out there and a stretch.

  715. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Angeks wasting the luckbox mojo. No way you make up 7 runs with seeing eye bleeders.

  716. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Rivera is going to get a workout this inning because of the slap hits. A 1,2,3 would of been nice but as long as they get the win…Betemit you should not of cut that ball off, you would of probably had an out, now they didnt get any outs.

  717. back on ledge... August 23rd, 2007 at 1:10 am

    yea….good to put Mo in

  718. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Wow Mariano is a very unlucky pitcher. That’s the 54,428th weak-ball crap that somehow got by or in between or just in front of the defense.

  719. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 1:11 am

    Mistake by Betemit there, but a good time to learn by making those types of mistakes…Rivera will have this in hand, regardless.

  720. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 1:11 am

    It’s okay, everyone knows these are some of the toughest situations for closers.

  721. passer by August 23rd, 2007 at 1:11 am

    I have been seeing it since ALDS 05 game that Wang pitched. Choppers bounce really high in Anahiem. I think the Angels engineer their infield to their style of play. Not that there is anything wrong with it ..

  722. dontfirecash August 23rd, 2007 at 1:11 am

    maaaaaaaaaaaaahhh, not a fan of Mo’ pitching in a blowout, even if he supposedly needs the work…he’s been pretty unlucky tonight.

  723. eric August 23rd, 2007 at 1:12 am

    if we lose this game i say fire joe torre on the spot

  724. Joba rules August 23rd, 2007 at 1:13 am

    AAGH! Will this game never end?

  725. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Prediction: Joba and Mo teach each other the slider and the cutter, respectively, by September 1.

  726. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:13 am

    He swung

  727. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 1:13 am

    that’s what you get for cheating on that ball

  728. EY August 23rd, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Ouch

  729. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Soory, but he swung at that. I distinctly recall a Yankee getting called out on the same deal.

  730. Michael August 23rd, 2007 at 1:14 am

    OK foul ball

  731. Mike R. August 23rd, 2007 at 1:15 am

    Joey_V

    I don’t know Sheffeild, but as a Latino I take offense to his comment that the reason for the increase in hispanics in baseball is because we are “easy to control”, and consider it to be racist.

  732. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 1:15 am

    that’s right MO get nasty !

  733. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:15 am

    They say it hit the bat, But i dont see how its possible to hit the bat and then his hand

  734. Alvin August 23rd, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Nasty strike out pitch right there.

  735. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Joey, I’m not going to bother getting into that type of an argument tonight.

    Suffice it to say that Sheffield is proud of the color of his skin. That’s the true ideology of a racist in my book, but if you don’t think so, fine; I couldn’t care less and you shouldn’t care if I think otherwise for that matter.

  736. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Kotchman’s not 3 for 4 vs. Mo anymore! HA!!

  737. The Moose Is Cooked and The Mo Is Slow August 23rd, 2007 at 1:16 am

    you people are pathetic

    Mo’s reputation from yester-year does not equal his consistently degrading performances.

    Mark my words, we have seen the last of “Old Mo’. Maybe a few games this year he showed us his dominance, but more often than not. All year he has been fighting for control. As with the end of last year.

    You people keep believing in Mo, I sure don’t anymore.

  738. Kill Schill-(ing) August 23rd, 2007 at 1:18 am

    did mariano REALLY need to throw 27 pitches in a 8-2 game. I thought we were all speculating last week that Mo was suffering through a dead arm period.

    Joe Torre’s management of his pen will never cease to puzzle me.

  739. Jeff NJ August 23rd, 2007 at 1:18 am

    Bad week for Casey Stengel, not only does he get passed by Torre in wins, but he comes off as a bit of an a-hole for telling Rizzuto he could never be a baseball player and to go get a shine box. Makes me glad that Joe passed him. Congrats Yankee faithful.

  740. CaptainsCorner August 23rd, 2007 at 1:18 am

    Great win. Have to love Pettitte he is EVERY thing that Musstinka isnt.

  741. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:18 am

    troll

  742. Terry August 23rd, 2007 at 1:19 am

    The world is right and cosmic order is returned to the universe…

    ie the Yankees win.

  743. J-Dawg August 23rd, 2007 at 1:19 am

    YES!! We get to leave here on a good note. Great performance by Pettitte that we really needed and timely hitting as well. Good night all!

  744. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:20 am

    I can sleep tonight!!

  745. The Moose Is Cooked and The Mo Is Slow August 23rd, 2007 at 1:20 am

    Kill,

    I’m with you. Mo is gasless. His years are catching up quick.

  746. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:21 am

    Yeah, it was not necessary to throw Mariano tonight, thats for sure.

  747. asburyboss August 23rd, 2007 at 1:21 am

    The sequence to Vlad Guerrero:
    88 slider
    100 fastball
    86 slider that just vanished.

    “(Bleep) yes” Pete

  748. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 1:22 am

    sound win.. at least we can have Mo get this suckiness out of his system.. a bit like a blood-letting i guess..

  749. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:22 am

    go to sleep troll

  750. Jim Clark August 23rd, 2007 at 1:22 am

    I still trust Rivera as he is more than any closer. He is not what he was but then he was the greatest relief pitcher ever..and quite possibly the greatest player ever.

  751. This Year August 23rd, 2007 at 1:23 am

    Mo should never have pitched tonight with that lead.

  752. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Just when I thought it was a perfect night, they throw out a Giussepe Franco commercial

  753. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 1:26 am

    *I NEVER DOUBT MO , BUT IF IT WEREN’T FOR WUSSINA WE WOULD HAVE TAKEN 2 OUT OF 3 FROM THESE BASTERDS !!!!!!!*

    P.S. Betemit can play 1B, give him more Abs to see if he can be a reg. this season. Because Boston and Detroit and Seattle has alot of RHP and we need that power

  754. E-ROC August 23rd, 2007 at 1:28 am

    Luckily, we have off day on Thursday, because Mo would not be available. Mo should use his changeup more so that he doesn’t have throw many pitches.

    Great win by Pettitte. And the bats came alive against a really good pitcher. That’s always good to see.

  755. Armand August 23rd, 2007 at 1:31 am

    good night all.. i sleep soundly tonight!

  756. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 1:34 am

    On to Detroit to take 3 outta 4 from the Tigers…I hope either Moose pitches a shut out on Monday or gets tagged for 10 runs and taken outta da rotation….no inbetween…all or nuttin’ !!!

  757. Joey_V August 23rd, 2007 at 1:34 am

    Terry: You called him a racist and you didn’t back it up with anything factual. “Pride” of color has nothing to do with this. It’s your accusation which is unsupported that matters. If you want to blog and make comments like that, be ready to say why. It’s that simple.

  758. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 1:37 am

    Joba’s a starter. given that he can throw 97 in his seventh inning in the game its a waste of his endurance not to start him. As for edwar not being able to close with only two pitches. How many pitches does Mo have? Trevor Hoffman? Eric Gagne (in his prime)? ….I don’t think more than two. I highlight gagne and hoffman because they have/had the same two pitches as edwar. with humberto and ohlendorf hopefully, we will be flush with options anyway

  759. Go NYR August 23rd, 2007 at 1:42 am

    PBL-A two pitch pitcher cant close unless he is special. I dont think Edwar falls into that category

  760. Joey_V August 23rd, 2007 at 1:43 am

    Mike R: I don’t find his comments offensive because that’s his opinion. As a “latino” as you say you are, why do you?

  761. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 1:43 am

    im not say sheff is a racist, I wouldnt says he isnt either, but the way he plays the race card irresonsibly i think is just as bad as being racist. the thoughtlessness with which accuses others of being racist is reprehensible. the racial judgements he makes of others (latin players do what they are told, black players stand up for themselves) are at the very least borderline racist, and some of his opinions on the issue (black players can’t be racist) are just ignorant and absurd. his presence is a step back in any sort of push for racial equality

  762. Don Vito Bellamo August 23rd, 2007 at 1:44 am

    And here is your midnight snack:

    Over the last 23 games, Yankees are 16-7
    Boston is treading water at 12-11.

    With 35 games to go, if both teams continue at that pace,

    Yankees 95-67 Division Champs
    Boston 94-68 1 game back & possibly not even the Wild Card

    Sleep tight, ALL !

  763. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 1:46 am

    go nyr, that would be legitimate, but you have to agree, if you two pitches are good enough a player can close with two pitches. I’m not sure edwar’s two pitches are as good as gagne or hoffman but he still might be our best option to close after mo.

  764. Mo August 23rd, 2007 at 1:46 am

    Kasey, its early to call Joba better than Hughes, you have no idea what they would be doing if their roles were reversed, starting as a rookie is much harder.

  765. PBL August 23rd, 2007 at 1:46 am

    your two pitches*

  766. E-ROC August 23rd, 2007 at 1:54 am

    Doesn’t Edwar have a slider too?? Edwar might be able to close if he can spot his pitches better. His pitches have a ton of movement, but sometimes, they move to the middle of the plate and you know what happens after that.

  767. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 1:55 am

    when Phil Hughes stops holding back he will hit 95 MPH on the radar, right now his stride is at 100 % because of his hamstring & arm action.

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....mechanics/

    this article explains most of it. Right now Joba is better, but all Phil has to do is adjust his mechanics. Ohlendorf did it and now is throwing 97 mph, McCutchen did it and is now at 95 MPH, Hughes will do it. I just hope they keep him away from Mussina showing him anything.

  768. Joey_V August 23rd, 2007 at 1:56 am

    PBL: What if Sheffield is right? Latin players generally don’t live in the US, are happy to be in the USA, and basically will do anything just to be here? Where as American blacks don’t play by those rules. Does that make Sheffield a racist because he makes that observation? Which btw, is his opinion or his view of the world.

    I disagree that he is a racist. It’s only people on this blog that call him so and then can’t support the accusation with anything. I believe Sheffield has the “cojones” to back up what he says and I respect him.

  769. bardos August 23rd, 2007 at 2:04 am

    here’s a weird idea. wonder if anyone has written it yet. should mariano set up joba?

  770. Carmine August 23rd, 2007 at 2:06 am

    I don’t think it’s the best idea to have a closer who can’t pitch back to back games.

  771. Brandon August 23rd, 2007 at 2:06 am

    here’s a weirder one No. ^^^^

  772. Stuart August 23rd, 2007 at 2:15 am

    Joba is dominating but he is pitching 1 inning per outing. Hughes is tarting and it is much much harder.. you need more pitches at least 3, and Joba can just dominate for 1 inning with 2 pitches.

    Joba if he is as good as people say asa starter he needs to start next yr. guys like him come along once every 40 yrs…

    they have tons of good arms in the minors; sanchez, melancon, cox, whelan, ohlendorf, and others..

    Great starters are worth there weight in gold..

    Hughes is getting a education at 21, he is watching the best pitcher of the last 50 yrs at 45 get guys out at 91 mph……..

  773. big daddy in CT August 23rd, 2007 at 5:37 am

    The Moose Is Cooked and The Mo Is Slow + . = f’ing troll. go back to the sons of sam horn blog where you can cry and moan about the sux. friggin morons. seattle cannot keep it up. i had the same thought as pete at about the same time. look at seattle’s schedule in sept. it is not a cake walk. jeff weaver cannot keep it up. he will return to being the pitcher we all know and love. last year was a fluke. earlier this year is the kind of pitcher he is. time will tell.

  774. PETER August 23rd, 2007 at 9:01 am

    EDWAR STRUCK OUT VLAD TWICE. I BET HE COULD PITCH AS GOOD AS JOBA IF HE HAD THE SAME RULES AS HIM.

  775. PETER August 23rd, 2007 at 9:04 am

    edwar struck out vlad twice. I bet anyone can pitch as good as joba if they had the same rules. It is not the same pitching every other day only one inning than pitching 2 1/3 innings and then warming up the next day, and pitching 2 innings the day afer.

  776. peter August 23rd, 2007 at 9:06 am

    sorry about the caps on the first comment.

  777. Adam August 23rd, 2007 at 9:24 am

    “PBL-A two pitch pitcher cant close unless he is special. I dont think Edwar falls into that category”

    That’s just ridiculous. Most closers aren’t special and most closers are closers because they only have two good pitches. If they had more, they’d be starters. The closer role is the most overrated in baseball.

  778. peter August 23rd, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    I agree Adam.

  779. The Moose Is Cooked and The Mo Is Slow August 23rd, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    big daddy in CT —

    where did you get your education? You don’t even know what a troll is, look it up at wikipedia.

    Assuming I am a troll in your internet parlance, you said nothing to back up Mo, which is why you are mad in the first place. I have been a Yankee fan for 20 years. That has nothing to do with Mo losing his talent. Your in denial if you don’t think his age has caught up to him. Mo’s glory days are behind us, unless…… unless… he starts throwing the change-up. Ever thought why he is not throwing it?? I can tell you, it’s because as soon as he starts he is admitting he can’t get hitters out like he used to and you know what else, his contact is up this year! Do you really think he wants the brass to remind him that he added a change-up because he was becoming ineffective? Doubtfully. So do the math, Mo is more concerned about his ego and contract than getting a save/win for the Yankee’s, otherwise we would have seen the change-up already. It’s a good change and we saw it in Spring Training. Well, wait..it is not a good change-up, it’s a GREAT change-up.

    Hate me if you want but I speak the truth.

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