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Yankees-Marlins: The Live Blog

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 28, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here we are in Joe Robbie Pro Player Dolphin Stadium for the Yankees and the Marlins. It’s 74 degrees.

The game is on WCBS radio and streaming on their web site, so you shouldn’t need me to provide too much in the way of what’s happening. But I’ll add a few comments here and there.

UPDATE, 7:12 p.m.: It would seem the place is full of Yankee fans. Jeter got a huge reaction when he came to the plate. Marlins Fever!

UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: A-Rod (2 for 3, 2 RBI) is delighting the home folks. He homered in the fifth inning to draw the Yankees to within 4-3.

UPDATE, 9:07 p.m.: The line on Mussina: 5.1 5 5 5 1 2. 73 pitches / 48 strikes. Mike Jacobs homered twice off him and drove in three runs.

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188 Responses to “Yankees-Marlins: The Live Blog”

  1. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    looks like they are launching a new Gameday… http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....de=gameday

    not sure if Yanks will be on it tonight

    Or listen in Spanish:

    http://www.univision.com/conte.....schid=9813

  2. Patrick March 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Pretty sure the game isn’t streaming on the WCBS website.

  3. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    No,

    They are Blacked out on the internet – you have to go through MLB.COM

  4. CT March 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Is it free on MLB.COM?

  5. Westerner99 March 28th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Pete was right…Jeter’s ovation was huge.

  6. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 28th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Are the games EVER on WCBS website? I thought MLB wouldn’t let them stream.

    “Marlins fever” made me giggle.

    1-2-3 for The Mooooose! :D

  7. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    CT, Patrick

    Not sure if today is free – but I pat 14 bucks for the year – so get it anyway.

  8. Michael L March 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    its not on streaming online

  9. whozat March 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Wow. Was that as heinous an AB by ARod as it looked on gameday?

  10. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    No You can’t get games on internt radio – you have to go through MLB.COM

    Pete would have no reason to know this as he is at all the games.

    New GAMEDAY:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....b_flomlb_1

    What would you attribute the great hand for Jeter to – other than that he his Jeter.

  11. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I can hear the Lets-Go-Yankees chants

  12. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Wonder how big the crowd is? I figured that the Marlins would draw well the next three days with the Yanks there for 2 exhibition games and the Mets there Monday with Santana ptching. Could be more than their total for the rest of the season.

  13. Countdown (tick, tick, tick) March 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Jeter is popular in Miami, after all he validates!

    http://www.hotelchatter.com/st.....y_Friends_

  14. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Gonzalez? I think I’m going to be sick…

    (I’m sure he’s a great guy but that game still makes me cry)

  15. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I JUST LOVE BOBBY!

  16. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    So what do you all think of the new Gameday?
    I like it.

  17. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    (They said I already said this, and I thought I had too, but it didn’t show up. So I figure if I put something in front of it they’ll post it.)

    Rebecca, that game makes you cry? How do you feel knowing that Gonzalez is one of the players suspected of juicing? Every time I think about THAT I want to go and kick the sh*t out of him! (In fact I think that was supposedly one of his premier seasons.)

  18. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Where’s the new game day? MLB game day?

  19. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Trisha:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....b_flomlb_1

  20. Derek - RETIRE 21!!!(please?) March 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    at least it updates regularly

    that other one was DYING this past week

  21. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Looks like A-Rod is ready to go.

  22. george March 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Rebecca, i saw a few of A-Rod’s swings yesterday & thought the same thing, he looks good

  23. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Looks like there are 2 or 3 other radio broadcasts available on mlb.com. Is anyone not listening to John and Suzyn? Are the other ones worth checking out?

  24. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Jimmy, there is a much cooler game day. We found it last season. I have to hunt around because I can’t remember whether it was ESPN or Yahoo (or even something else), but they actually show the guys running around the bases (I forget how they’re represented), and the baseballs actually pulse! REAL cool!

  25. Derek - RETIRE 21!!!(please?) March 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    How about this lineup is hitting a combined .344 for the spring???

    even substituting matsui for duncan theyre at .339

    looks like jeter got ready at his own pace, he was at .226 earlier this week and is now up to .292… jorge and damon are climbing as well`

  26. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve got the Marlins broadcasters. They’re all right. True to form, they sound REALLY young.

  27. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Moose needs a 1-2-3

  28. george March 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    anyone have any info on Moose’s fastball tonight?

  29. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I’m listening to the MLB audiocast. I have the Marlins broadcast. I guess I didn’t even bother to look, but I am enjoying listening to these guys. John and Suzyn get me tired really quickly. The upside of having them is that if there is any Yankee news to be had, they’ll have it. Otherwise I tend to avoid them at all costs!

    :)

  30. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Trisha,
    That does sound cool…but I think I read here that it is no longer available.

    Anyone know?

  31. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Pete do you know what Mike’s fb is at?

  32. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    breaking ball 81 mph

  33. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Jimmy, do you remember who sponsored it? I don’t remember from last season. Maybe I’ll look around a little.

  34. Buddy Biancalana March 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Mike Stanton has been released by the Reds, maybe his 3rd tour of duty with the Yanks is on the horizon. Just Kidding or am I.

  35. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    :cry:

    http://www.yesnetwork.com/news.....038;vkey=6
    RANDOM NOTES AS WE CLOSE OUT SPRING TRAINING
    • The Reds sent Andy Phillips down today. It seems less and less likely that his career is going to be made into a movie. That said, the knock here is really on Phillips’ agent or whoever advised him to sign with an organization that already had Scott Hatteberg and Joey Votto on its roster. He would have needed an act of God, maybe two, to make the team. Even if the Reds had accepted that Phillips could safely be deployed at second and third base — as the Yankees generally did not — he would have been a tough fit as a utility player because he doesn’t play short. With the modern expansion of pitching staffs, teams really need their utility infielders to be able to play up the middle first and the corners second. See also: the Mets waiving Ruben Gotay despite his showing some decent work with the bat last year and their having minus-zero depth.

  36. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Buddy: Mike Stanton = good memories. Maybe we can get Jeff Nelson to come out of retirement? ;)

  37. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    No Trisha
    it was all hearsay to me

  38. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Jimmy -

    He he he.

  39. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Phillips was also reassigned, but it is unclear at which Minor League level he will start. The infielder batted .277 with 11 RBIs in Spring Training, but it wasn’t enough to persuade the Reds to keep the non-roster invitee.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    3-2-1 till anti mussina shows up.

  40. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    :(

  41. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/transactions

    Why would the Twins send Liriano down to A-ball?

    And Moose, c’mon. We know you can do better.

  42. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    :( Poor Moose.

    Let’s just hope he’s saving it all up for the season. ;)

    I have faith he can recover.

  43. Andrea March 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Rebecca: did you know Luis Gonzalez and Tino were friends in High School (maybe earlier too, but I specifically know HS)

  44. anti-mussina March 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    moose is in season form.. ready to suck.

  45. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Jennifer 3 minutes – good call

  46. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Elizabeth, I feel good about Moose. I think he’s going to be fine.

    The Marlins broadcasters were just talking about how the Yanks set a record for starting pitchers last season (28). Imagine that and we still came close to taking the division. Imagine if we were flipping healthy!? Imagine if the whole team didn’t pull up with hammies because of the “conditioning coach”. GRR!!!

  47. Phil Hughes is Saved! March 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Come on Moose

  48. Jax March 28th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Mussina stinks, can’t even get the Marlins out. Imagine Detroit….

  49. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Rebecca – the Twins sent Liriano down to build up his pitch count.

    Did anyone find out what Mussina’s fastball is at?

  50. anti-mussina March 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    imagine boston, toronto, tampa, ..etc.. gonna be a long year for moose. thats if he can get through the year without getting released/traded.

  51. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Marlins guys love the Yankees

  52. Phil Hughes is Saved! March 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Mussina is not my favorite pitcher, but come on people. Enough with the “He stinks”, “He sucks” cries. Good lord.

  53. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Ahh what a shock to see you here Anti! I mean who knew!

  54. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Andrea: I think I heard that before, yeah.

    Fran: Thanks!

  55. george March 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    last year the Yankees had 30 starts by guys with ERAs over 6.00, if i counted correctly. i gotta think that Kennedy & Hughes, whatever they do, will be a big improvement on THAT:

    http://www.baseball-reference......2007.shtml

  56. Phil Hughes is Saved! March 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    This new gameday is so much better

  57. Mike March 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Hi

  58. Bilbo Baggins March 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Mussina will be the 5th starter. Relax. If they get 180 innings and an Era in the mid 4′s it’ll be a great yr.

    Name me a better 5th starter.

  59. anti-mussina March 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    thats a big IF, bilbo.

  60. Andrea March 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Rebecca: after that game against the D-Backs, Gonzales went back to his locker and the first message he had on his phone was from Tino congratulating him.

    That’s why we love Tino :)

  61. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    anti-

    Don’t you get tired of writing the same garbage day after day. We get it, you HATE Mussina. Enough already. It is old, very old.

  62. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Marlins guys just told a story i never heard:
    Yanks higher ups discussing whether to draft Jeter after High school:

    Suit 1:
    If Jeter is there when we pick , we take him.

    Suit 2: Isn’t Jeter going to Michigan?

    Suit 1: no, he’s going to Cooperstown.

  63. anti-mussina March 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    my opinion garbage but your pro-mussina talk is accepted? i dont think so :]

  64. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Nice 1-2-3 inning for Mussina.

  65. Joe from Long Island March 28th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Joel Sherman’s book, “Birth of a Dynasty”, recounts the draft day stories around Jeter’s selection. If your interested, Cincinnati, picking right in front of the Yankees, passed on Derek in favor of Chad Mottola.

  66. OldYanksFan March 28th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I just heard a Torre green tea commercial where he said his nutritionist told him to drink it frequently. So I looked it up on the internet, and it appears, and is documented to be, a bit of a miracle food.

    Amounst other things, it kills cancer cells, helps burn calories, fights tooth decay and lowers cholesterol.

    Seems like great stuff. No wonder Torre looks so good.
    Any green tea drinkers here?
    http://chinesefood.about.com/l.....11400a.htm

  67. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Jimmy – great story about Jeter–do you think they were joking? Sounds too good to be actually true.

  68. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Joe
    thanks
    Been meaning to get that book.

  69. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Yay A-Rod!

  70. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Seeing the “In play, runs” graphic for Alex is one of my favorite things. Can’t wait until Monday.

  71. pat March 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Alex bought 150 tickets for tonights game and I guess he’s getting his moneys worth.

  72. Jax March 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    lol@ Sterling calling Arod ” a natural”.

  73. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Hey Motown,
    They made it sound like gospel.
    I’m tellin ya these guys love the Yanks.
    It may have been embelished after the fact.

    Joe, was that story in Sherman’s book?

  74. ihatemussina March 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    can mussina be any more done?

  75. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    And that was a great story about Jeter, re: Michigan and Cooperstown

  76. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Pat – saw that about Alex’s tickets. He invited his mom, his high school coach and other family members. Glad he hit the homerun for them.

  77. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Does Mussina Moonlight as an IRS agent?

  78. mel March 28th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    What was that about Robbie’s plate discipline?

  79. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Thank God Jeter didn’t want to get an education.

  80. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Anybody watching the NCAA’s? Davidson is giving Wisconsin a tough time. Davidson is up by 3 in the second half.

  81. Phil Hughes is Saved! March 28th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I’m watching the NCAA’s.
    I hope Davidson can pull this off..
    Curry has just been playing insane!

  82. Rob March 28th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Has anyone mentioned yet that Mussina sucks? My god, and he’s the #2 to start the season!?

  83. Joe from Long Island March 28th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Yeah, Jimmy, that one was in Sherman’s book.

    The whole draft day story was fascinating. The players that were picked in front of Derek were Phil Nevins, Jeffrey Hammond, Paul Shuey, BJ Wallace (a pitcher, I believe, whom Montreal took because they were convinced that Jeter was going to Michigan to play ball for former Tiger Bill Freehan, and they didn’t want to spend the $$$ to try to sign him; I don’t think Wallace ever played in the majors), and Mottola.

    The big reason the Yanks went for Jeter, even though better pure athletes were available, were their scouting reports detailing his stable home life, school performance and high HS grades, and his take-charge attitude on the field. To them, this added up to someone who would over-achieve on a regular basis in a desire to succeed. Talk about successful analysis…

  84. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Yea, Davidson is kind of crazy.

  85. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    JImmy – I read Sherman’s book and I don’t remember that. I do remember the celebration when the Reds passed on him.

    OldYanksFan – I’ve heard all the good things about green tea, from a number of sources. I figure it can’t hurt.

  86. Rubin March 28th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Im watching the NCAA’s. Curry is too good for Wisconsin, as he was for G’Town and Gonzaga.

    antimussina-Honestly, Mussina is good. What did he have 1 bad month last year? Yep, 1, thats 1, bad month. In September, he pitched very well. You may not like it, but Mussina will do very well this season, IMO.

    I just want to see this antimussina guy, turn into ilovemussina over the course of the year.

  87. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    GEEZ MIKE STINKS!! HE GAVE UP 4 HITS!! Mind you yeah one was corked, but the runs scored on a hbp and a weak bunt (got lucky). BUT HE STINKS!!

  88. Todd Parlato March 28th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    It would be nice if YES ever carried a game……….Jeez…

  89. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Jennifer – thanks for sticking up for Moose. I still like the guy (if only because he and I were born in the same decade).

  90. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    What a novelty that would be.

  91. Rob March 28th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    @ Rubin –

    Actually, Mussina sucks. Big time. You may not like it, but Mussina will suck donkey nuts this season, IMO.

  92. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 28th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Joe–I own that book but I’ve been using it to get autographs from Kitty and Chambliss rather than actually reading it, so I never read that story about Jeter. That’s fantastic. Who was in charge of the scouting at the time? Michaels?

  93. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Wasn’t Pete supposed to post the Cashman inteview today?

  94. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks Joe,
    I guess player Make-up is very important.
    I was just thinking about his homer on opening day ’96 – in the snow – never looked back

  95. pat March 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    It it high it is far it is caught….. Listening to Stirling is like riding a rollercoaster blindfolded.

  96. Rubin March 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    The Yankees want Mussina to be economical. Meaning getting into the 7th inning. So far this game, 67 pitches in 5 innings. If thats not economical, then what is?

    Lets compare Mussina vs Miller
    Mussina: 67 pitches through 5 innings 44 strikes 23 balls
    Miller: 91 pitches through 5 innings 55 strikes 36 balls

    I would rather have Mussinas numbers. Yes he’s given up 4 runs, but hes been economical, which is exactly what Joe Girardi wants.

  97. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I think he is still transcribing the interview.

  98. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    It’s nice, by the way, to see other people supporting Moose. It makes no sense, to me, to be so negative about the team you root for. There have been Yankees I’ve detested (Clemens and Johnson, to name a few), but predicting their professional demise or poor results seems counterintuitive to enjoying a baseball season.

  99. raymagnetic March 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Is Moose still in the game? How many innings has he pitched so far?

  100. Rubin March 28th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Anyone know what Mussina’s fastball is reaching tonight?

  101. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Ray – five innings pitched and 67 pitches according to gameday.

  102. raymagnetic March 28th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    “Lets compare Mussina vs Miller
    Mussina: 67 pitches through 5 innings 44 strikes 23 balls
    Miller: 91 pitches through 5 innings 55 strikes 36 balls

    I would rather have Mussinas numbers. Yes he’s given up 4 runs, but hes been economical, which is exactly what Joe Girardi wants.”

    So far Moose has pitched 5 complete innings and given up 4 runs? I’m okay with that being that it’s still spring training. The Yankees will be VERY pleased if Moose pitches 6-7 innings each start and gives up an average of 4 runs. I submit that if this happens and Pettitte and Wang pitch like they can the Yankees will win about 96 games this year.

  103. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Are the Mets thinking what could have been with Mike Jacobs?

  104. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Do the Antis hate Moose based solely on performance or is it personality related as well?

  105. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    So it’s not Moose, it’s this Jacobs guy.

    The Marlins have been around 15 years?! Is it bad to say I feel old? I was…let’s see…seven their first year.

  106. Rubin March 28th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, the Marlins may not have any pitching, but they have hitting. 5 Marlins will get over 25 HR’s this year, I guarentee it.

  107. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 28th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Ray–

    5.0. He just gave up another HR to Jacobs. So…

    5.0 5 5 5 1 2 2

    Right after Sterling was saying he’s pitching well ;)

    But sometimes one guy gets to you. Like Joba and Granderson earlier in the spring.

  108. Phil Hughes is Saved! March 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Lord knows I am no fan of Mussina. There have been many times when I cursed him straight to hell. But even I think he will have a pretty good season this year with the Yankees.

    Will he have a bad game or two (or three)? Yes.
    Are people really complaining about his performance so far in this game? Really? Give me a break.

    **BTW Curry is playing outta his mind for Davidson

  109. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Rebecca – you are not allowed to feel old. At least when I am here…

    I remember when the DH was introduced (sort of).

  110. gayle March 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Is it just me or does it seem like the Marlin radio crew has talked about nothing except the Yankees/ I mean I knolw the Marlins dont have much to look forward to this year but still

  111. Rob March 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    “I would rather have Mussinas numbers. Yes he’s given up 4 runs, but hes been economical, which is exactly what Joe Girardi wants.””

    Miller put 11 men on base in five innings and gave up 3 runs.

    Mussina put 6 men on base in 5.1 innings and gave up 5 runs.

    The difference why?

    Miller also struck out 6 (Moose had 2 K’s).

    Perfect example why you choose the strikeout guy every time. He’ll get out of trouble. Mussina has much smaller room for error exactly because hitters make contact against him. More contact = more runs. Less contact = fewer runs.

    And it’s really that simple, class. :)

  112. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 28th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Rob–you want the strikeout guy EVERY TIME? That sounds like it could be very taxing on the bullpen.

  113. Andrea March 28th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Jimmy27–just so you don’t think I’m anti-moose, I’m anti-anti-moose, and anti-anti-pettitte. In other words, I’m pro-moose and pro-pettitte. Our friend anti-mussina has had a few anti-insert-player-name-here names, so we started the anti-anti coalition. So we aren’t anti-mussina :)

  114. ihatemussina March 28th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    FIRE CASHMAN FOR NOT GETTING SANTANA… AND HAL SHOULD SELL HIS HALF OF THE YANKEES TO HANK. I”VE SEEN ENOUGH. THE YANKEES HAVE NO PITCHING.

  115. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti March 28th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I’m hoping you are being sarcastic.

  116. raymagnetic March 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    “Perfect example why you choose the strikeout guy every time.”

    Not me. I choose the guy who puts less men on base. 9 times out 10 the pitcher who puts less men on base is going to win more games. Miller put 11 men on base in 5 innings, that’s a WHIP greater than 2. How many games do you think a pitcher is going to win with a WHIP greater than 2?

  117. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Andrea – I know – you guys bought me up to speed on that earlier- “2 antis = a pro”

    “Is it bad to say I feel old?”
    Yes.

  118. Bob Glassberg March 28th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    we ain’t anti-anti-anti!!!!

  119. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Rob, I’m gonna politely disagree. I take the DP guy every time. Call it a difference of styles :)

    Davidson is crazy. I think they’re my new favorite non-Syracuse team.

  120. Bob Glassberg March 28th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    That’s four negatives for anyone keeping count!

  121. Blargh March 28th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Moose is saving his stuff for when the games count
    I stand by him picking up 20 wins and a perfect game….nm that he’s one of my active pitchers in the fantasy league…

  122. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Gayle- these guys want jobs with the yanks-
    does anyone know who they are?

  123. mel March 28th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Rebecca,

    Davidson’s the new George Mason. Stephen Curry’s a cutie.

  124. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 28th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Blargh–I love love love Moose, and I think he’s going to have a great year, but he’s not a great fantasy player. ;) Still, he’s on my team, albeit on the bench.

  125. Phil Hughes is Saved! March 28th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Can’t wait for Monday. :)

    I’m sure Tues will be fun around here with Mussina pitching.
    It’ll be the anti vs. the anti-anti

  126. as2008 March 28th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Whats going on with Gameday? I don’t understand why it never works.

  127. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    mel: Curry has outscored Wisconsin when he’s in!

  128. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    as2008 – I wonder if Gameday slows down when they have to type in all those player substitutions?

  129. Phil Hughes is Saved! March 28th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    So happy for Davidson

  130. as2008 March 28th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Well if they can’t keep up they should just broadcast live with a video feed!! =)

  131. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 28th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    LOL so I return to find out Jarred Jefferies has 15 pts and 11 rebs, while Curry is killing Washington and Mike Jacobs is making Mets fans remember his name :lol: all in a nights

  132. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Gayle, it almost makes me feel sad to hear the broadcasters go on and on about the Yanks. It’s like they don’t have so much to say about their own guys. I think they are really sweet guys but I always feel bad when the Yankees are so far superior by comparison that it almost feels like the broadcasters are in awe.

    Poor Marlins.

    :(

    Yes, I do remember that they once feasted at our table!

  133. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Good idea! For all of you who are listening to the game, what’s happening?

  134. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Davidson is certainly this year’s Cinderella team. Anybody have them this far out in their bracket?!
    I wonder if Curry will come out and turn pro after his performance this tourament.

  135. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    did the Rays win the Grape Fruit League Championship ?

  136. Rocco March 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    “Perfect example why you choose the strikeout guy every time.”

    Igawa was a stikeout pitcher in Japan

  137. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I believe in Moose and I believe he is going to have a really good season. One thing Moose has always said about ST is that it’s the time he is working on refining his pitches and therefore doesn’t get bent out shape with winning and losing games.

  138. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Think Davidson can beat UNC?

  139. as2008 March 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    there was a grapefruit league championship?

  140. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Motown – 5-3 going into the 8th.

  141. Rob March 28th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    “How many games do you think a pitcher is going to win with a WHIP greater than 2?”

    The point isn’t how many men that get put on base, it’s how Miller gets out of it. For the strikeout guy, the batters will miss – even if eventually. A guy like Moose gets hit and just gets lucky – he’s seldom going to make a batter miss. For example, look at how BABIP determines Moose’s success, or lack thereof, the last five seasons.

  142. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks Trisha

  143. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Trisha,
    I think these guys do like the Yankees but I think they are talking about them so much for 3 reasons.

    There are lots of yanks fans in their audience
    they never get to do yanks games.
    they have all year to talk about their guys

    BTW they are Dave Van Horne and Glenn Geffner (i think)

  144. pat March 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I’ll blog the top of this inning
    Ensberg walks

  145. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I also feel good about LaTroy and didn’t think I would.

    I think Pettitte, Moose, and Hughes will be the ones to carry the team and that Ian and Wang will struggle a little.

    Just a feeling.

  146. pat March 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Melky flies to right- 1 out

  147. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Rebecca – you never know. I didn’t think Davidson would beat Georgetown or Wisconsin. They are really on a roll and as we know from the baseball playoffs it’s not always the best team that wins but the team that gets hot at the right time.

  148. gayle March 28th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Fran I had them getting knocked out in the last game. I saw an interview this morning on ESPN first take with a 16 year old kid who still had every team in his bracket still alive

  149. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Jimmy, you know that sounds right. Nothing like a little perspective!

    :)

  150. pat March 28th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Hideki hits it over the mound. SS misses the bag on a double play attempt so Ensberg is safe at 2nd, Hideki out at 1st. 2 outs

  151. pat March 28th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Betemit strikes out. 3 outs

  152. JOHNMVP.COM March 28th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Steinbrenner denies Yanks sale.. good news fellow Yanks fans – http://www.johnmvp.com , i just reported it here.

  153. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    O_O;; I want to be that 16 year old kid!

  154. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Edwar pitching for the Yanks. He’s another maddening one. Either awesome or, well, not so awesome.

  155. Bob Glassberg March 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Hello Trish

    Howcha doing? Likewise, I can’t wait for Monday!

    If you don’t recognize me, I’m iiicollies

  156. Glenn March 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Seeing Betemit with a bat in his hands just doesn’t match with the word “clutch”.
    Strikeout would be a better description.

  157. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Lawrence Frank sucks

  158. gayle March 28th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    OK IM sorry Jimmy they may be doing their color for the yankees fans in florida but they have just given the entire in depth story on Edwar Ramirez, went into depth about Ensberg and using Paulies number I just find it so sad that they dont have these kinds of stories for their own team

  159. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    iii!!!! I wondered if that was you!!!

    :)

    This is a really great blog. I’m figuring that you’ll be meeting up with us on Ezboard once the season begins, yes?

  160. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Gayle – it sounds like they know more facts than Michael Kay.

  161. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Gayle – it sounds like they know more facts than Michael Kay.

  162. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Gayle – with all of the upsets it’s hard to believe anyone has them all right. Is he in a pool at least? Although he may be too young to be in one.

  163. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Motown Yankees Fan – On his show today Michael Kay did pick the Yanks to win the world series this year.

  164. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    See Jimmy? There’s that part of it too.

    It is sad isn’t it Gayle? I listen to them talk about tickets for Opening Game, and then I hear the Tampa Bay broadcasters talk about “all you can eat Tuesday” or whatever it is, and I feel so sad for them because they can’t get fans to attend. They have to try all of those gimmicks to get fans in there. Then you think of the Yanks and realize that trying to get tickets is the problem we have! Those things do bother me for other teams.

  165. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 28th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Motown: Knowing more than Michael Kay? Why do I think that’s not much to write home about?

  166. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    GO MICHAEL KAY!!!!

    Maybe the first time I’ve agreed with anything out of his mouth.

  167. Bob Glassberg March 28th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Probably not. I really don’t have the time to get involved in long conversations. But I’ve been at this blog for close to a year now, making occasional remarks. This is a fantastic blog – great people and Pete does an incredible amount of work. I’ve seen him make entries at 1:00 AM after a game. I also go to Bronx Banter, Pinstripe Alley and Yank Fan vs Sox Fan

  168. Motown Yankees Fan March 28th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    And Michael did say, very early on last year, that he thought Alex would opt out. So I guess he knows some things. He’s just so vexing to listen to.

  169. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Ball Game.

    See ya all later.

    :)

  170. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 28th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Jamal Crawford could learn something from Stephon Curry sad but true :?

  171. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Gayle and Trisha
    You guys are softies – a good thing.

  172. upstate March 28th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    What is the “best” blog on The Scranton Yankees ???

  173. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    upstate
    Chad Jennings
    http://emedia.thetimes-tribune.....fault.aspx

  174. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Jimmy I’m really pretty much a mushball, believe it or not. I actually wish I didn’t have that much of it going on but there is no way to control for that.

  175. Rankdog March 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Rob

    Strikeouts are great it definitely an indicator of a pitchers success.

    WHIP is also an indicator. When your WHIP is over 2 bad things happen. The fact that only 3 runs scored this time does not mean every time out he is going get that key strike out to keep the scoreboard clean.

    All that aside if you look Mussina’s numbers his K/9 have been among the league leaders over the last decade. We aren’t talking Wang here when it comes to striking batters out.

  176. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Alex’s mom was at the game hmmmm….maybe she should be in Yankees stadium come playoff time ?

  177. Jimmy 27 March 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Trisha,
    Ya coulda fooled me.
    have a good night.

  178. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Chris Woodward has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies.

    Pittsburgh has sent Kevin Thompson, Raul Chavez and T.J. Beam to Triple-A.

    Charlie Manning, Wil Nieves and Tyler Clippard have each been sent to the minor leagues with the Nationals, Josh Phelps is in Triple-A with the Cardinals, Matt DeSalvo is in minor league camp with the Braves and Bronson Sardinha is in the minor leagues with the Mariners.

    Andy Phillips to minor league camp despite a solid .277 average and 11 RBIs, good for third most on the team.

    Eric Duncan
    11 games
    .325 average (13-for-40)
    9 RBIs
    3 doubles
    1 triple
    2 home runs
    6 strikeouts
    3 walks
    Notes: I had a long conversation with Duncan today for a Q & A that’s running in our season preview section. He seems remarkablyfocused and he’s looked great this spring. Here’s what Mark Newman told Patrick Teale from Pinstripes Plus: “Eric Duncan I think has been as good as we’ve seen him in four years.”

    Alberto Gonzalez
    6 games
    .391 average (9-for-23)
    5 RBIs
    1 doubles
    0 triples
    1 home run
    0 strikeouts
    0 walks
    Notes: I just looked up Gonzalez’s winter stats. He led his team in Venezuala with a .341 average, while also hitting four home runs and collecting 16 RBIs in 34 games. He carried last year’s strong finish into the winter, and has so far carried it into minor league camp. If he keeps hitting in the regular season, Gonzalez could really soar as a big league prospect. YEH RIGHT :lol:

  179. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Jimmy, I talk a good game and I have no difficulty standing up for myself anytime, anyplace, but in real life I’m one of those people who hurt for the world. It really isn’t a fun way to go!

  180. Russell W March 28th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    The Mets lose to the Marlins all the time and they are the best team in the NL… stop getting yourselves worked up.

  181. trisha March 28th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Night Jim.

  182. Upstate March 28th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    …Thank You, Jimmy 27 !!!

    Have a great weekend !!!

  183. Brian from PA March 28th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    i’m sure this topic has been discussed at one point or another tonight…

    but wasn’t there supposed to be a Brian Cashman Q&A to be posted today?

  184. Fran March 28th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Brian – as was posted earlier by Pete that he is working on transcribing it and will post as soon as he can

  185. mel March 28th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Boy, that Cashman sure can talk.

  186. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    “Boy, that Cashman sure can talk.”
    you never have trouble filling a page w/ him

  187. ray March 28th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Mel,
    Whenever you cheer for the C’s we win by 20!

  188. Tim March 28th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Boy, as excited as I am about the Yankees season to start, I can see why many “pundits” have the Yankees not making the playoffs, because the starting pitching is shaky to say the least. I predicted 98 wins for the Yankees in 08 but I’m starting to be converted to the camp that says 87-90 wins and will not make the playoffs because of too many question marks in the rotation.

    1. You can’t count on Mussina, anything positive that he gives the Yankees will be gravy. And now with the injury to Andy, Mussina is now paired up with other teams’ #2 starter, ie, Hallady on Wednesday. Doesn’t look good. Tonite was not a good sign.

    2. Pettitte is injured and who knows how that will affect him throughout the season. Unknown at this point. Needs to step up and be a solid #2.

    3. Wang, his stuff has looked great at times this spring but because he counts so heavily on his defense and they have let him down the last few games, could that translate to a subpar season? He’s not an ace by a long shot but he needs to pitch like one for the Yankees to be successful. Not a good scenario.

    4. Hughes, his problem is that he is not economical enough with his pitches at this point in his career. He needs to get to the 6th and 7th innings at least, and has not been doing that. Could be the ace, could be inconsistent, hard to tell.

    5. IPK – imo is the wildcard. Can be really good if he’s hitting his spots, again another pitcher that pitches to contact and counts on the defense to bail him out and if he’s not hitting his spots or gets an ump that won’t give him the borderline calls he is very hittable. I like him alot though and predict 12-14 wins.

    6. Horne – should be the first pitcher called up because he has the best stuff of any SP at Scranton, should make 10 or so starts, will be interested to see how his season goes.

    7 – Unknown pitcher aquired by trade – IMO Cashman will make a trade for a SP at the deadline, I hope that the Yankees are not too far out by then.

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