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Don’t stop believin’

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 19, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi on Edwar Ramirez and Kyle Farnsworth giving up three home runs in two innings:

“You let them pass. They’ve been throwing the ball so well. Even Eddie tonight, he threw the ball so well. You hate for that to happen. I was happy with the way he threw the ball. Farnsy, he gave up a leadoff home run and then he buckled down. I’m not concerned.”

Eddie?

Confirmed after the game that Hideki Matsui had his knee drained. He said he feels much better but he’s not sure whether he can play tomorrow. Matsui does not believe he will need to go on the disabled list.

Brian Bruney showed up after the game. He said his bullpen in Tampa “was awful” yesterday because he was all over the place. He also felt some pain in his foot on some pitches. He’ll get checked out by a specialist today.

Bruney remains optimistic that he can be back in late July. But he’s got to first get in a groove of throwing every other day and then get into some rehab games. He’s been out since April 22, after all.

 
 

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46 Responses to “Don’t stop believin’”

  1. Nick in SF June 19th, 2008 at 12:31 am

    I wonder what the color of the sky appears to be to Joe Girardi when Farnsworth is pitching.

  2. JoeT 28 in 09!! Yanks want Willy!! FIRE OMAR!! June 19th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    that might be the first time i’ve heard a pitcher say his pen went awful. Usually they say it’s good – “just nice to be on the mound” “i’m not worried about results, just getting my work in” stuff like that

  3. Harrison's Deal June 19th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Why would anyone expect Girardi to NOT SUPPORT his players??

    He is going to need them isn’t he? Why would he ever throw any of them under the bus no matter how bad they look?

    Writers are funny to me. Fans are known idiots but writers should know better.

  4. stuart June 19th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Kyle is Kyle 9 HR’s.. he is not good and never will be.

    WHERE IS MELANCON? The guy has 49 IP, already.

    Robertson and Cox also should be legit candidates.. Cox is already throwing and will be back very soon..

    give these upside kids a chance…………

  5. Peter Abraham June 19th, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Harrison: There’s a difference between being supportive and suspension of common sense. You can say “I have faith those guys will do better.” you don’t say “I was happy with the way he threw the ball.”

  6. mel June 19th, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Joe’s guys must love him. I hope he’s a little tougher behind closed doors.

    For once I’d like to hear a “No comment” when asked about a player failing.

    We won, so no harm, no foul. Kyle does seem to do better in higher leverage situations.

  7. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    I don’t believe in Farnsy, just can’t. :)

    Whoever posts at No…. tell them that Chris Smith thread title could be better.

    “Straight outta Compton” would be a more better cliche

  8. S.A.- No pain..no gain! Bronson Arroyo will save us!! June 19th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Well, Krazy Kyle sure does make the games more…interesting?

    Though it is kinda sad that I would probably feel more comfortable watching Hank out there pitching instead of the Farns.

  9. CB June 19th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Girardi making statement that Farnsworth pitched well and that his appearance tonight is OK because he’s been “throwing the ball so well” just makes him look silly.

    It’s so preposterous that it’s not even semi-believable.

    Farnsworth is horrible. That’s all there is to it. Girardi insisting over and over again that Farnsworth is pitching well this season kind of reminds of what Omar was doing yesterday – the way he just kept repeating the decision to fire willie was his alone – as if repeating the same statement again and again was enough to make it true.

    Ramirez hasn’t had that many bad appearances. Tonight was one of them. But Farnsworth has been and will continue to be terrible.

    But Girardi is committed to him. It’s just bizarre. Girardi was supposed to be the manager that would make decisions on using the pen based on performance.

    Seems like Farnsworth just gets a pass.

  10. MikeEff June 19th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    thanks for having the Johan count back Brandon-

    agreed- i wonder if Girardi sticking with the F-Bomb boils down to simple stubbornness.

    how many runs will he give up before he gives up? is he just waiting for melancon?

  11. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    thanks for having the Johan count back Brandon-

    No problem.

  12. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    2 outs away from K-Rod cursing to the sky

  13. YankeesTech June 19th, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Look at the yankees’s schedule they face crap for the rest of the month of june before facing the redsox and Tb’s

  14. YankeesTech June 19th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Maybe they are talking up Farnsworth to bring up his trade value during the deadline.

  15. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 19th, 2008 at 12:53 am

    I like Bruney’s honesty, and love how he’s trying to come back as soon as he can–just as long as it’s not too soon.

  16. Pierce - 2008 Best Actress Academy Award June 19th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    If Johan were on the team would Girardi call him Johanie? What is it with adding the “ie” after so many names? Do they Betemit Bettie?

  17. El Maestro June 19th, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Girardi knows that Fansworth stinks. That’s why he has come lately in games where we are winning for more than 1 run. He needs him to eat some innings tho. He will never say “oh, BTW, Kyle sux bigtime”, but IMO he doesn’t trust him no more.

  18. pat June 19th, 2008 at 12:55 am

    “What is it with adding the “ie” after so many names?”

    Torre used to do it to. It’s annoying.

  19. MikeEff June 19th, 2008 at 12:56 am

    that damn K-Rod

  20. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 12:56 am

    I think he calls Betemit Bet or Wilson.

    How about that David Wright blows the save for K-Rod.

  21. El Maestro June 19th, 2008 at 12:56 am

    K-Rod blew that one

  22. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Wagner to save or extend this game after this inning.

  23. Pierce - 2008 Best Actress Academy Award June 19th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I would be a bit concerned over the pain Bruney is feeling in his foot. That injury was recommended to have surgery, while I hope he is OK, feeling pain may mean that it isn’t healed.

  24. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 19th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    How glad are you all that we have Mo?

  25. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Must Watch inning in Anaheim 4-4 Billy Wagner to extend this game vs Figgins, Aybar and Willets

  26. Dee June 19th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    I heard Fausto Carmona re-injured himself in a simulated rehab game yesterday, and his return schedule is being pushed back. If this is true, it may factor into whether Cleveland deals CC before deadline even if they think they are out of contention this season.

  27. JoeT 28 in 09!! Yanks want Willy!! FIRE OMAR!! June 19th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    No Wags for the Mets huh?

  28. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 1:02 am

    If this is true, it may factor into whether Cleveland deals CC before deadline even if they think they are out of contention this season.

    That’s just the opposite losing Fausto means to stay in the race they can’t let go of CCunless it is a big package return deal.

  29. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 19th, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Whoa, I just saw Zambrano (the good one) out with shoulder injury…this is very very bad for the North Siders.

  30. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 1:03 am

    No Wags for the Mets huh?

    No faith in him. Duaner is going for the “hold”

  31. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Whoa, I just saw Zambrano (the good one) out with shoulder injury…this is very very bad for the North Siders.

    Another team that will target CC and sell the farm to do it.

  32. mel June 19th, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Huh! BS for K-rod. Let’s go Mets.

  33. mel June 19th, 2008 at 1:08 am

    The worse was Matty. Why? It’s not pronounced Matsui like Ratsui. It’s Matsui like Hotsui.

    And Matty sounded so feminine.

  34. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    The Mets rob one in LA

  35. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Wholely crap the Angels are 201-2 since ’05 when leading after the 8th inning. Wagner saves this game it will only be the 3 loss in 204 games since 05′ the Angels lose.

  36. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Holy Crap the Angels are 201-2 since ‘05 when leading after the 8th inning. Wagner saves this game it will only be the 3 loss in 204 games since 05′ the Angels lose.

  37. tonyb June 19th, 2008 at 1:22 am

    If there is anything positive to take away from this, it is that only solo shots were hit. We didn’t walk anybody, and we held the lead. Yes, these two guys are prone to the gopher ball, but these shots tonight may have been a product the bullpen philosophy of throwing strikes.

  38. Dee June 19th, 2008 at 1:22 am

    “If this is true, it may factor into whether Cleveland deals CC before deadline even if they think they are out of contention this season.

    That’s just the opposite losing Fausto means to stay in the race they can’t let go of CCunless it is a big package return deal.”

    Brandon, not sure what you meant by opposite. I think if they lose Carmona they will keep CC for future seasons even if they think he can’t make the PO this year.

  39. MoBoy June 19th, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Why doesn’t Girardi just marry Fransworth already.He see no problem in giving up homeruns.

  40. Aaron(a REAL Yankee fan) June 19th, 2008 at 1:44 am

    brandon u around

  41. Wolf In Pinstripes June 19th, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Yup. Only the title of a Journey song could describe the relationship between Girardi and Farnsworth.

  42. sunny615 June 19th, 2008 at 8:06 am

    The only way Girardi gets concerned if Farnsworthless throws a wild pitch that his Girardi in the jewels. And that is not entirely out of the realm of possibilty when F-worthless is concerned.

  43. sunny615 June 19th, 2008 at 8:06 am

    *hits*

  44. YankeeDiva June 19th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I don’t get the complaints:

    Over Joe for calling Edwar Eddie? That seems like a common nickname for his given name. I would hate to see Joe call Alex, Alexander or Bobby Bob instead of using their nicknames.

    I don’t get the complaints because Joe didn’t throw his pitchers under the bus. We all know that Farns is not getting the job done as 8th inning man. Do you really need for Joe to say it just to vaildate your opinion? And technically he did do okay besides that home run.

  45. sunny615 June 19th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I think the complaint is – if the score was still 5-4 Yanks in the 8th, and Farns gives up that homer – and they ended up losing 6-5, would you still call his performance OK? It’s like having a car that leaks gas, oil, and air from it’s tires and falls apart along your drive but it gets you to your destination… barely. There’s always a risk with that kind of car and you’re always better off getting a car that works like it’s supposed to. Farnsworth – is a risk and always will be.

  46. YankeeDiva June 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I didn’t like the home run at all (I think everyone including Joe agrees on that) but he did bounce back afterwards (instead of faltering) and got the next three batters out (IIRC). Why dwell on that one mistake when it didn’t harm the team? Why would someone expect the manager to call out his player in that situation.

    If its 5-4 and it ends up costing us the game, maybe but even then I would be wary of the manager calling out the player to the public, what good would that do? Not to mention every player on the team has failed to come through when needed more than once. Do you expect Joe to do that for every player when it happens? That’s one way to get the team moral down.


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