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Game 81: Yankees at Mets

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Sorry for the technical difficulties. But we’re back.

YANKEES (43-37)
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Posada C
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Pettitte LHP

METS (39-40)
Reyes SS
Easley 2B
Wright 3B
Beltran CF
Delgado 1B
Tatis RF
Phillips LF
Castro C
Santana LHP

Andy Pettitte (8-5, 4.04) vs. the Mets hitters.

Johan Santana (7-6, 2.93) vs. the Yankees hitters.

ROSTER MOVE: RHP David Robertson was called up from Triple-A Scranton. LHP Kei Igawa was optioned back to Scranton. RHP Oneli Perez was DFA’d.

UPCOMING ROTATION
Monday vs. Texas: Mike Mussina
Tuesday vs. Texas: Joba Chamberlain
Wednesday vs. Texas: Sidney Ponson
Thursday vs. Boston: Andy Pettitte
Friday vs. Boston: Darrell Rasner
Saturday vs. Boston: Mike Mussina
Sunday vs. Boston: Joba Chamberlain

INJURY UPDATES
Hideki Matsui: The Yankees admitted that surgery was a possibility. “That would be the last option but we can’t rule it out,” Brian Cashman said. He had his knee drained again.

Ian Kennedy: Pitching today for Class A Tampa.

Phil Hughes: Two or three weeks away from getting in a game. “He’ll be back this season but I can’t say it’ll be on the major-league level,” Cashman said.

Brian Bruney: Throwing a BP on Tuesday. First game will be 2-3 days after that.

Chris Britton: Pitching in a rehab game on Tuesday.

UPDATE, 3:41 p.m.: The tarp is on the field. No word on game time. But Glenn Close just did the National Anthem. Keep those bunnies away from her.

Sorry again for the technical issues. I have no idea what happened. We’ll try and make it up to you with as many updates as possible today.

UPDATE, 3:47 p.m.: Now they seem to be getting ready to take the tarp off. It has yet to rain.

UPDATE, 4:22 p.m.: OK, we’re underway after a delay of 24 minutes.

UPDATE, 4:33 p.m.: Yes, that is our old friend Andy Phillips playing left field for the Mets. He’s in the outfield for the third time in his career.

A FEW NOTES ON THE PITCHERS: Santana hasn’t picked up a win since June 1, although he has a 2.08 ERA since then. The Mets are 9-7 in games he has started.

Andy Pettitte is 3-0, 0.43 in his last three starts. The line: 21 14 1 1 4 19. Can’t do much better than that.

UPDATE, 4:53 p.m.: Interesting little game within the game there as Andy Pettitte faced Andy Phillips. The two are very close friends. When Phillips was going through all of his family issues the last two years, it was Pettitte who helped himk through it. I’m sure they didn’t like the idea of facing each other. Phillips hit the ball well but flew to right.

UPDATE ON ROSS OHLENDDORF: Interesting news on Ohlendorf today. The Yankees are going to have him work as a starter at Scranton. They want him to work on his secondary pitchers, particularly his split-finger fastball. By going multiple innings, he can throw more pitches in game situations.

His numbers in the big leagues have been brutal this season. But i still believe some of that is a product of how he has been used. Ohlendorf was a one-inning guy in spring training, then he became a long reliever. Then he went to one-inning stints for a while.

Now he’s a starter. Keep in mind that he was a starter in the minors last season before moving to the pen. I think the guy has a big arm and competes. They just need to figure out how best to harness that.

UPDATE, 5:18 p.m.: Jeter has now reached base safely via hit or walk in 42 consecutive interleague games. I have no idea that is impressive or not. I guess it is. It certainly sounds impressive.

UPDATE, 5:23 p.m.: Big spot for the ‘stache. Bases loaded, no outs, down 1-0. The ‘stache cannot possibly fail here. The power of the ‘stache is limitless.

UPDATE, 5:24 p.m.: OK, RBI groundout and it’s 1-1. The ‘stache will take what it can get. The season has reached its midpoint today and Jason Giambi has 46 RBI. Raise your hands if you thought that was going to be the case.

UPDATE, 5:32 p.m.: Beyond taking the lead, which is always good, the Yankees made Santana work hard in the fourth inning. He’s at 74 pitches now. This guy is a six-inning pitcher on a good day. On a muggy day like this, he could be done soon.

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m.: It’s getting dark here at Shea. The Yankees would be wise to keeep the lead aftter 5 innings.

Meanwhile, Knicks draft pick Danilo Gallinari was on the field before the game. Maybe he’s the next Larry Bird. But he looks like a kid with skinny legs who is going to get belted around. He has Arn Tellem as his agent and he was here as well. The Big G (also a client) posed for a photo with the kid.

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: It’s raining. The Mets and Yankees could cure droughts around the world by traveling around and playing games. It rains every time they have a series.

Quick, easy inning there for Santana. That gets him off the hook a little.

UPDATE, 5:59 p.m.: Another pickoff for Pettitte. He has a knack for it but that is just dumb base-running by Reyes.

It hasn’t been a classic matchup because of the five walks, but Pettitte and Santana have been impressive.

UPDATE, 6:09 p.m.: It’s starting to rain harder now.

UPDATE, 6:17 p.m.: Huge hit for Cano. He is 18 of his last 45.

It’s nearly pouring now.

UPDATE, 6:23 p.m.: The tarp is down and we’re in a delay. I’ll alert you if and when they determine a re-start time.

UPDATE, 6:50: The rain is letting up and the skies are clearing. They’re starting to pull the tarp. No word on a start time. Santana is done, he’s well over 100 pitches. Not sure on Pettitte. It’s usually a 45-60 minute window. Andy will fight them to stay in the game.

UPDATE: The game will start up again at 7:10 p.m.

UPDATE, 7:10 p.m.: Andy Pettitte, back at it.

UPDATE, 7:13 p.m.: Pettitte has allowed 12 homers this season, matching him with Mussina for the most.

UPDATE, 7:19 p.m.: That’s it for Santana, six innings as predicted. He has not won since June 1. Great job by Pettitte, too: 6 5 2 2 3 4. Other than the two solo homers, he dominated the Mets.

Now it gets dicey. Some combo of Veras and Farnsworth then Mo. Pettitte was at 88 pitches. Would it have been worth it to let him take his AB then come back out for the seventh? They do have the lead.

UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: It’ll be Veras against Phillips, Castro and a pinch hitter.

UPDATE, 7:27 p.m.: Luis Castillo hitting for Phillips.

UPDATE, 7:32 p.m.: Ian Kennedy’s line from today’s game between the Single-A Tampa Yankees and Palm Beach Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.: 5 2 0 0 1 4. 74 pitches/47 strikes.

UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: By no means should this be intended as being critical of Joe Girardi. All managers play by the book. But shouldn’t the closer face the 2-3-4 hitters instead of the set-up man? Who cares that it’s the 8th inning? This is the game right here.

UPDATE, 7:54 p.m.: Stellar work by Krazy Kyle, with some assistance from Johnny Damon. Now it’s Mo for Delgado, Tatis and a pinch hitter.

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: If Rivera can close it out, the Yankees will have held the Mets to two runs in 18 innings at their park the last two days. Teams really do have their personalities set by starting pitching. It’s reason No. 1,324 why making Joba a starter was the smart move.

One way or another, back later with reaction.

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1,231 Responses to “Game 81: Yankees at Mets”

  1. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    From Kat’s blog;

    Here’s some pregame news and the lineup:

    David Robertson was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Whenever he pitches, it will be his major league debut. Robertson said the callup came: “a whole lot quicker than I thought. I wasn’t really expecting it. I’m just glad to be here though.”
    Robertson had a combined 1.39 ERA in 29 games at Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He had allowed just 26 hits and 22 walks in 51 2/3 innings, and had 74 strikeouts.
    We haven’t gotten the corresponding 25-man roster move, but Sidney Ponson is going to be starting Wednesday and Dan Giese is moving to the bullpen, so it’s neither of them.
    Joe Girardi said of Ponson: “We like the way he threw the ball last night.”
    The Yankees are flip-flopping Mike Mussina and Joba Chamberlain in the rotation, since Mussina only threw 45 pitches in the rainout and Chamberlain threw 114 his last time out. Mussina will pitch Monday and Chamberlain Tuesday.

  2. Jesse June 28th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan good afternoon everyboddddddddddyyy….robertson….well rested hope we get a peek today unless andy feels like throwing 9 innings of shutout ball..im col with that…lets go yankees….

  3. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    any news on the roster move????

  4. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    That might be the shortest game thread post in the history of LoHud.

  5. runnerjonathan June 28th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    DFA hawkins please!
    he is garbage

  6. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I wondewr what Chris Russo will say if we lose today :?

  7. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Need a new alarm clock Pete? ;)

  8. Jay June 28th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Why cut and paste Kat’s entire entry? Why not just provide a link? I’m sure she’d appreciate the traffic.

  9. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    okay here you go.
    http://weblogs.newsday.com/spo.....kees/blog/

  10. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Kat’s blog is garbage.

  11. 86w183 June 28th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Bye Bye LaToilet Hawkrap!

    Good move for certain. Now if we can find a real lefty to replace the $ 46 million dollar Kamikaze pilot we’ll be making some real progress.

  12. yankeefan91 June 28th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    is this really true robertson got called up i wish it was for hawkins

  13. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    It’s weird to see Andy Phillips in a Mets uniform…

  14. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Thank goodness, I was afraid that Pete had tried to recreate Sam Borden’s walk from Yankee Stadium to Shea and gotten lost on Randall’s Island.

  15. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Weather doesn’t look too good right now.

    http://tinyurl.com/52sps4

  16. jay destro June 28th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I am at shea. They just put the tarp on.

  17. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Per Suzyn:

    Bruney should be back right after the ASB

    Hughes is a long way off – at least 3 more weeks before he can start throwing

  18. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Hawkins is too valuable in the pen as the million dollar mop-up.

  19. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    RHP Oneli Perez was DFA’d.

    who?

  20. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I gather the Yankees will demote the AG.

    He should have been impeached for his role in having those US Attys. fired but I’m sorry to see him demoted, nonetheless

  21. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    oneli Perez = six fingers.

    Tarp on? It’s clear here.

  22. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Bob, We picked him up on waivers.

    But the team still has to make a move on the 25.

  23. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Lets create some debate Steve Philips and BT are argueing on 1050, if it were a choice and you had to decide on Don Mattingly or Derek Jeter who would you take as your franchise player ?

  24. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    6 fingers

  25. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    yeah we still have Hawkins.. maybe I am thick in the head, what the hell does he do for the team?????

    Why is he still on the roster???

    Igawa at least is 6 yrs younger, Hawkins serves absolutely no purpose.. I just cannot understand……

    Perez is the guy with 6 fingers, they just picked him up about 2 weeks ago…

  26. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Rebecca it just rained by me.

  27. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Brandon: Jeter.

    Rings.

  28. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Well Donnie’s 47 and Jeter is 34 so I’d have to go with Jeter. lol

  29. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Jesus Christ Hawkins stays !@#@$@!

  30. 3 Bronx Morris Avenue June 28th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    ” Don Vito A. Bellamo
    April 2nd, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    Oh…and just so I am clear…Hawkins may be a heck of a guy, no argument there, but I will remain confident that he will not be able to perform anywhere near where he needs to, to be a contributor. I truly hope that I am wrong, but I see the pressure of being a NYY being too much for him. I would expect that he would either get traded or sent down by the All Star break. Just my opinion. ( let the insults begin ! )”
    .
    The clock has STRUCK for LaTroy ? Let’s hope so !
    .
    :-)

  31. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Before the back injury Mattingly looked like a shoo-in for Cooperstown.

    Tough argument to take a side in.

    Donnie was a great ballplayer.

  32. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    In thier prime Bob.

  33. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Go get ‘em Yanks!

    Kevin

  34. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Bruney can help if he just throws stirkes.. he had a whole new attitude this season and looked pretty good even afte giving up multi HR’s against the rays..

    I expect a totally new pen before the end of July.. 4 new arms from last week.. mo, kyls, and veras will be kept the rest is up in the air…

  35. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Hawkins is just taking up space.

  36. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    jennifer: Must be popping up east of me.

  37. Vrsce June 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Hey Brandon
    How many HR’s will Santana allow today?

  38. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    They sent Igawa down.

    I don’t think they’ll DFA Hawkins. I think at some point Cashman will find somebody to take him. Teams are desperate you know.

  39. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Brandon: Jeter.

    Rings.

    That wasn’t all Jetes, I’d take Donnie Baseball over Jetes as my franchise player in his youth, prime anytime.

  40. jay destro June 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I haven’t been here at shea since 2000 and now I remember why. Place is a dump. Yes the tarp is on but I don’t see any rain so likely they see something coming. Glenn close is singing the anthem. Wow.

  41. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Oh God…a Saturday afternoon FOX game against Boston with Moose on the mound…..I’m having a bad flashback.

  42. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Rebecca – I am about 5 miles from Shea and the skies are very dark here.

  43. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Hey Brandon
    How many HR’s will Santana allow today?

    The way the Yankees swing in these type of games when will they get the first hit w/ RISP is my question :?

  44. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Glad to hear bruney healing.

  45. YankeeJosh June 28th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Mattingly vs. Jeter, pre-back injury it’s Mattingly in a landslide. He was a much more explosive player, hit for more power while still keeping hs average high. He was also brilliant defensively. Sadly, he was on teams that just had no pitching, and never had the chance to be in the post-season in his prime. No doubt, Jeter wound up having the better career, but based on potential when starting a team, I’d take Donnoe Baseball.

  46. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Does Donnie get a chance to avoid his fate of injuries, or he’ll be stuck with them anyway?

  47. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Bye bye Igawa

  48. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Bob: I was *at* the first one.

    Which by now, probably doesn’t come as a surprise.

  49. mel June 28th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Here’s one person’s view of which NY team is better equipped for the future:

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....482.column

  50. thunderfangabe June 28th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    perez didn’t have full sized extra fingers. they looked like an inch long or so. like little nubs or something. just outside the pinky finger.

  51. jay destro June 28th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    they are pulling the tarp!

  52. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    The Pirates are starting someone named Ty Taubenheim. Thanks for holding him back when we were in town, Pittsburgh!

  53. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    …Are they seriously showing the Chicago game on FOX?

  54. gayle June 28th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    WTF why are we getting cubs, white sox here in NY

  55. #9 June 28th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    “It’s weird to see Andy Phillips in a Mets uniform…”

    Everyone looks weird in a Mets uniform…

  56. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] June 28th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    can someone tell me why Fox is broadcasting Cubs vs. Sox game? WTF!

  57. jay destro June 28th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    they went halfway and put it back on. Ugh

  58. Rob June 28th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Yeah what is gogn on with FOX???

  59. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    David Robertson’s curveball makes Crazy Eddie’s prices seem normal (ok, I’m showing my age).

  60. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    jay destro, I’m glad we have someone on the inside at Shea. Stay safe and try not to breathe too deeply!

  61. Austin June 28th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    is anyone else getting the cubs and whitesox? im using Direct tv

  62. Rob June 28th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I live in North Jersey there is no way i should not be getting the Yankees Mets game on FOX

  63. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    My guess is it’s Cubs/Sox during the delay, but if they don’t switch, I’m going to be a little upset.

  64. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Ty Taubenheim? Is he related to Fyvush Finkel?

  65. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] June 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Did NY just job to Chicago?

  66. 86w183 June 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I’d take Jeter if each is at his best… shortstops are much harder to find than power hitting first basemen. That said, Mattingly at his best is the # 2 1B in Yankees history, so I’m not down on him at all.

  67. jay destro June 28th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Yea now they are pulling it again. And after it started. Raining. No lines on the field yet. We got a wait ahead of us.

  68. thunderfangabe June 28th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    ahhhh put the NY game not the CHI game back on!!!!!!

  69. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Jay maybe they are dumping the water off.

  70. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    June 28th, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    Mattingly vs. Jeter, pre-back injury it’s Mattingly in a landslide. He was a much more explosive player, hit for more power while still keeping hs average high. He was also brilliant defensively. Sadly, he was on teams that just had no pitching, and never had the chance to be in the post-season in his prime. No doubt, Jeter wound up having the better career, but based on potential when starting a team, I’d take Donnoe Baseball.

    Exactly I love Jetes but give me Donnie Baseball over him any day, I don’t wanna hear this crap about look at his fingers it has rings, let Donnie Baseball and him switch places in the eras they played baseball, there is no chance he has one ring. Stick finally wised up and brought players that could contribute and George was a big factor in the FA market w/ giving Stick the $$$ resources to obtain them.

    Donnie Baseball had Paul O’neil and Jim Leyritz, doesn’t anyone think had he had Darryl Strawberry, Pettitte, Mo as a CL and Cecil Fielder DH the Yankees wouldn’t have won a championship ? Eh enjoy the game I’ll be back later.

  71. Dan in June 28th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Lazy bum.

  72. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Everyone relax, cleary we are getting this Chicago game while the NY game is delayed, but I’m sure they’ll switch back when there’s baseball at Shea.

  73. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Well, Perez was a short lived fling. Maybe he makes it through waivers and he fills a spot in the sticks. I’m really disgusted about the Igawa deal, though. The Yanks finally get their left handed bullpen ace, and then send him down. Why are they trying to bury this kid. Cashman just likes old guys. Why else would he keep Damon, Abreu, Jeter, Pettitte Rivera, Mussina, and Rodriguez when you have young studs like Gardner, Robertson, Jackson, Melancon and Igawa withering on the vive?

  74. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Don’t worry, the game will be on.

  75. mel June 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Rebecca,

    I get the privilege of watching a “preview of the world series”. gag.

    Side note, yesterday’s White Sox highlights showed Nick Swisher and a teammate doing the hand shake thing after a HR. The funny part was they ended it in the Captain Morgan’s stance.

    Think Ponson could get that endorsement? Maybe do the stance after each K?

  76. d June 28th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    they are showing it until the yanks game starts

  77. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    “David Robertson’s curveball makes Crazy Eddie’s prices seem normal (ok, I’m showing my age).”

    LOL. I remember those wacky Crazy Eddie commercials “It’s insane”

    I also remember the owner went to jail..or something like that

  78. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    mel: I saw the captain morgan thing.

  79. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] June 28th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Igawa looked pretty sharp last nite but he is very inconsistent.

    Hence, Bosox/Yanks series coming up.

  80. mark June 28th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I know Vasquez pitched for the Yankees but this ain’t the game I want to be watching! What’s up with that?

    Okay just saw on the screen. Rain delay.

    Phew.

  81. mel June 28th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Hey, stop complaining guys, at least yours will switch to the NYY/NYM game when it starts.

  82. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Javy Vasquez is pitching for the White Sox.. I just had a Game 7 ALCS flashback.

    He was just described as a talented young right hander. At what point are you not considered young anymore? I mean, the guy is in his 30′s.

  83. jay destro June 28th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    tarp is now gone. Give en 20 mins to prep and we should have baseball

  84. YankeeJosh June 28th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    It would have been nice if Fox could have mentioned the rain delay and said they’d join Yanks-Mets when it was over. But this is the same network that cut away from a game mid-batter to show NASCAR, so not really much of a surprise.

  85. V June 28th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I hate rain delays.

  86. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    mel: Ponson should do a mug shot stance after every K.

  87. UtilityMan June 28th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Hello Everyone

    Is anyone going to the Friday Game 4Th of July???

  88. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Mattingly (before the injury) was an incredible player. In 1985 (before the steroid era) he drove in 145 runs!!

    The guy also won 9 Gold Gloves.

  89. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Jay: Thanks!

    UtilityMan: I’d ask for tickets, but that may draw the ire of this board.

  90. DMan June 28th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Hurray for David Robertson.

  91. Pinstripes June 28th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    UtilityMan,

    I’m going to the game on the 4th. Should be a good time :)

  92. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Rebecca, the only way to beat this streak is to keep going to games. Or succumb to it and go back to Italy. Or send me to Italy. Or send me to the Stadium. Some combination of the above will surely work.

  93. d June 28th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    4:20 gametime

  94. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    4:20 PM start of the game.

  95. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    YankeeJosh – I am not a fan of Fox, but in their defense Jeannie Zelasko did say we would get the Cubs until the Yank/Mets started.

  96. mel June 28th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Nick,

    One side for swinging, one for looking?

  97. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Game 81! The half way point. We can just double everyone’s stats to project their season ending numbers!!

  98. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Rebecca, I’m please to see your Bruney infatuation hasn’t waned.

    I retract my scathing complaint last night about the promotion of Igawa. I’m thrilled it wasn’t long-term. But once again, the front-office’s roster decisions baffle and exasperate me.

    By demoting Igawa, the Yankees now have no one who can take a bullet and save the bullpen in a blow-out until Giese can pitch again in 5 days.

    Once they promoted Igawa, they should have retained him long enough for Giese’s arm to recover.

    Hawkins threw 30 pitches yesterday. When is he available again for mop-up duty? Certainly not today, and probably not tomorrow.

    God forbid neither Pettitte nor Rasner last five innings. What are the Yankees going to do? Waste Robertson on mop-up duty.

    They need to save the A-bullpen arms, Veras and Farnsworth and Edwar (?), for winnable games.

    Come on Cashman.

  99. mel June 28th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Nice curveball to end the ending. I want the Cubbies to win, but I don’t want Javy to get hammered.

  100. S.o.S.27 June 28th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Good afternoon,
    I just want to say history does repeat itself. Ponson pitched just as good if not better than his previous debut with us. If i was Girardi i would tell him to keep drinking what he was drinking before the game.

    I dont know if that Igawa is our bullpen savior was serious or not. AAA has his name written all over him.

    Gotta go camping in a zoo today. Pray i dont get eaten by a lion.

  101. YankeeJosh June 28th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Fran,

    I must have missed that. My apologies to the Foxies.

  102. mark June 28th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Rebecca Nick’s in San Francisco. You know mellow dude, mellow part of the world. Maybe he doesn’t feel the pain the way we do around the Bronx. Too far away to get the intense vibes. I’d say you might want to stay home for a while. Really. Stay home and hang with us during games. Please. Stay home.

  103. BBFan June 28th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Speaking of Kat’s blog….

    Pete, is there a reason why do not have a link to her blog?
    You have the link for many other beat writers.

    In fact, you have links to so many blogs which are just junk…..

  104. Quince June 28th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Per Kevin Goldstein @ baseballprospectus.com, 6/25/08 –

    David Robertson: As a small righty, Robertson doesn’t pass the scouting sniff test, but he keeps getting hitters out, easing concerns about his height. In over 130 innings as a pro, he’s yet to give up a home run, and in 28 appearances between Double- and Triple-A this year, he has a 1.74 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings. With a low-90s fastball and outstanding slider, Robertson may not have Melancon’s upside, but he might get the call sooner.

  105. jay destro June 28th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    almost done prepping field

  106. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    On an unrelated note. I just saw Rebecca on an old youtube video. She is as cute as a bug in a rug!

  107. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Speaking of Kat’s blog….

    Pete, is there a reason why do not have a link to her blog?
    You have the link for many other beat writers.

    In fact, you have links to so many blogs which are just junk…..

    She’s a joke. She’s the one who called all the Nebraska hospitals trying to “verify” that Joba’s dad really was in the hospital and when no one would give her info speculated that he wasn’t really sick and something else was going on.

  108. thunderfangabe June 28th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    jason jones to aaa. yay.

  109. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    SoS27, I wouldn’t be so concerned about the lions so much, just don’t hang around the primate house too long.

  110. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Clay/Joe: color me mortified. Which video?

    All right, blog poll. I have tickets for the game on 22 July against the Twins.

    Do I go or not go? Fairly decent seats. Lower level, main reserved.

  111. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    An afternoon with Joe Buck-Ugh

  112. S June 28th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Hahaha…

    Joe Buck’s an idiot…

  113. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Never turn down baseball tickets.

  114. mel June 28th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Jay,

    Thanks for the updates. Hope you check in once in a while, some of us are stuck watching the Chicago series.

  115. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] June 28th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    when they cut the Cubs game i was like ^_^

    thank you

  116. Billy Bo June 28th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    “Nice curveball to end the ending. I want the Cubbies to win, but I don’t want Javy to get hammered.”

    Javy should have his arm fall off for his stinko performance in Game 7 in 2004.

  117. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    An afternoon with Joe Buck-Ugh

    An afternoon with the TV muted.

  118. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Rebecca – Go for it. Law of averages.

  119. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    So three “goes” and one “don’t go”

  120. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    “Gotta go camping in a zoo today.”

    You don’t read a line like the one above much.

  121. Steve Dave June 28th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    “She’s a joke. She’s the one who called all the Nebraska hospitals trying to “verify” that Joba’s dad really was in the hospital and when no one would give her info speculated that he wasn’t really sick and something else was going on.”

    If that is true she should be ashamed of herself. What goes on with some people?

  122. thunderfangabe June 28th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Rebecca – Park it.

  123. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Don’t go Rebecca, you’re a jinx.

  124. BBFan June 28th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    There is lot of infatuation here with the prospects.
    Just becuase they were good/great in AAA, does not mean they will succeed in ML. See what is happened to Ohlendorf and is happening to Edwar. And see what happened to Giese once there there is tape to watch from his outings before.

    Robertson was great in AAA. But, his conrol is still iffy and in ML the hitters do not swing at non strikes like the AAA guys do. So, it is important that we temper our expectations about Robertson at least initially.

    Having said that, let us hope he will be off to a great start, build his confidence and help the team.

  125. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Rebecca,

    You and some other guy were trying to save the field at Yankee Stadium.

  126. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Rebecca – I am willing to give you one more chance to turn your record around! Go for it.

  127. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] June 28th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    anyone catch the All Star Commercial?

    pretty neat especially wit Jeet and A-Rod in it

    lol David Robertson doing the lineup

  128. mel June 28th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Rebecca,

    Go. You’re due for a win.

  129. JW June 28th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Hahah Robertson doing the lineups. Classic.

  130. wonderwall June 28th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    We cannot lose to a team that starts Andy Phillips and Tatis.

  131. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    DAVID ROBERSTON SITING!

    Also, the ASG commercial makes me want to cry because I am willing to do almost anything for tickets…

  132. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!! June 28th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    going to the Tampa game tonight to see IPK…. i’ll give some updates when I can :)

  133. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Ha! Nice lineup job by David Robertson… “I don’t know any of these guys…”

  134. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    “She’s a joke. She’s the one who called all the Nebraska hospitals trying to “verify” that Joba’s dad really was in the hospital and when no one would give her info speculated that he wasn’t really sick and something else was going on.”

    If that is true she should be ashamed of herself. What goes on with some people?

    It’s true.

    If she has a blog archive, you can go back to the time he was in the hospital and find it. I haven’t been back since. It was disgraceful.

  135. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Joe: Ah, yeah That one didn’t go over too well.

  136. Denny June 28th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Rebecca is a little self important. There are 55,000 there. it doesn’t matter whether you go or not.

  137. Neil June 28th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I can’t count on anything from Ian Kennedy this year. Others have pulled ahead of him on the radar. He’ll need to re-group over the winter and try it again next spring.

  138. Steve Dave June 28th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Damon has been hot for a long time now. It’s not just being hot. He’s this good.

  139. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Denny: It’s a joke/superstition/whatever.

    And wasn’t Johnny on the DL last year?

  140. S.o.S.27 June 28th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Clay,
    It was a fathers day present. I dont know if i should take it as a compliment or my wife trying to cash in on the life insurance.

  141. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Rebecca, your heart was in the right place.

    Denny, Rebecca is Optimist Prime. She is very important!

  142. TIDROW June 28th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Not to rain on anyones parade but doesn’t it seem all these Yankee callups have great numbers at Scranton but when they get on the mound up here they can’t seem to throw strikes or get batters out? I seem to remember Edwar Ramirez and Ian Kennedy have ridiculously good numbers at Sranton yet it didn’t translate into success in the big show. Karstens had 11 strikeouts the other day. Is the international league hitting that bad?

  143. Safecrack June 28th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Santana or IPK and Hughes???

    hmmm

    Great move

  144. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Well, remember when I was whining about Jeter’s lack of pop…uh…nevermind.

  145. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Safecrack – we won’t know how great that move was for another few years.

  146. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I hate games on fox

  147. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Yay Bobby!

  148. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I say go. I don’t think they’re losing becuase you’re there, more like despite you being there. You’ve just been unlucky so far – but they’re bound to win, and then the streak ends.

  149. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Abreu’s on fire. That hit against Smith was just incredible. The concentration and hand-eye coordination required for it..my God.

    Tim McCarver’s analysis of Bobby is making my ears bleed.

  150. YankeeJosh June 28th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Rebecca,

    I’d gladly take the tickets from you, but my luck this year at going to games is about as bad as yours.

  151. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Got to make him work a little harder, boys. This is a Pedro-in-his-prime situation. Santana’s many things, but he isn’t a 120-pitch horse.

  152. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Oh, Brandon must be in pain…

  153. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] June 28th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Ivan Drago doing lineups for Mets

  154. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Did he just call him “John Santana?”

  155. Andy in Sunny Daytona June 28th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Joe Buck and Tim Mccarver…….it doesn’t get much better than that, maybe acid in your ears, but other than that, Greatness.

  156. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I hate games on fox, they are so stupid in the booth

  157. S.o.S.27 June 28th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    “Santana or IPK and Hughes???

    hmmm

    Great move”

    You mean Santana’s 91mph fastball(3 less than last year)/homerun pitch or Wang,Kennedy and Melky. Id say great move is correct.

  158. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    My favorite new show (that I just started watching) is Dexter.

  159. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Yes, the lack of Damion Easley, his average glove, and .252 career batting average was a dreadful loss.

  160. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve been watching Dexter since the first episode. Interesting concept.

  161. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Andy. Strike zone. Find it.

  162. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Rebecca – tell Andy to find the strike zone! He usually listens to you!

  163. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    or not.

  164. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    come on Andy

  165. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Which is better usage “sighting” or “siting”?

    July 22 is my best chance to see a Yankee home game this year, I’m trying to figure out a way to get to that game. And/or the 23rd.

  166. Vrsce June 28th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Denny

    Stop being rude to Rebecca. She is the nicest person on this blog.

  167. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Clay

    That is a great show!! I just bought season 1 for 20 bucks

  168. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Rebecca’s so self important when she instructs our pitchers.

  169. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Andy. Throw a bleepin’ strike.

  170. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    And those hitting instructors that fail to understand that it is possible to make outs on pitches outside the strike zone generally aren’t hitting instructors for very long.

    Andy, this is no good. Strikes.

  171. YankeeVIP June 28th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    this win one lose one is killing me..

    id rather see geise get another shot over rasner. geise’s stuff seems a bit better and he was just wild yesterday, where as rasner doesnt have anything good, just crafty (i.e., needs luck).

    id say matsui is out till the allstar break, they will bring gardener up to see if he is legit (then maybe trade melky).

  172. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Is it Andy, or the umpire? Some of those pitches did not look like balls.

  173. M. Francessa PTRS 08 June 28th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    WTF ANDY!!!

  174. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    “peaceful”

    Didn’t Manuel (jokingly) threaten to knife Reyes if he challenged his authority again?

  175. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I hope Pettitte finds the strike zone very quickly.

  176. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Come on

  177. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) June 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Pete

  178. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Wow Pettitte getting squeezed. Unbelievable how much our pitchers have been squeezed this weekend. The first pitch to Wright was right down the middle even and Gameday confirms it.

  179. YankeeJosh June 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I think the Kat-Joba’s dad incident was blown somewhat out of proportion. She was fact-checking, which is what a reporter does. Did she make a mistake and maybe go over the line? Possibly. But no reporter is perfect. For those who care, this was her defense of the whole matter: http://weblogs.newsday.com/spo.....m_kat.html

    Aside from Pete and lohud, the Newsday Yankees blog is the best newspaper blog for providing timely and accurate information, which is really what I care about. I also like that any reporter covering the game posts there. I personally really enjoy reading Reiber when he’s at games.

  180. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Andy, DP here.

  181. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Dont give him that pitch again

  182. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Has Melky/Gardener reached dead horse status yet?

  183. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Strike zone doesn’t look very consistent to me… That’s a strike, though! Nice K by Andy!

  184. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    That’s better Andy – one more.

  185. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Wow still cheering Delgado I hear

  186. ny2cali June 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Anyone know if we can watch the game in Sopcast? If so, what channel?

  187. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    VRSCE, thanks, though I’m not sure that’s necessarily accurate…

  188. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Phew thought Delgado hit that out but it was just a flare.

  189. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Oh Jesus I thought that was leaving the yard the way he looked

  190. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Well, that’s better.

    Settle in, Andy.

  191. V June 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    “Wow Pettitte getting squeezed. Unbelievable how much our pitchers have been squeezed this weekend. The first pitch to Wright was right down the middle even and Gameday confirms it.”

    He was missing. I trust the ump my more than Gameday.

  192. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    No, ny2cali.

  193. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Looks like Andy might be taking some cues from Sir Sidney on how to squirm out of trouble.

  194. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Angel: Yes.

  195. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Got fooled on that one. Delgado took a big swing but Andy buried that fastball in. Nice pitch for the 1-pitch out.

  196. Denny June 28th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    How was I being mean to Rebecca? I just said it doesn’t matter if you go or not. So you may as well go. Relax, Versace. Get a grip it’s a nice day.

  197. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    K, then i’m calling PETA and reporting equine cruelty next time its brought up. :)

  198. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    If Matsui has the surgery, do we keep Justin up, or bring Brett up? Not that Christian did bad, but Gardner is the higher prospect isnt he?

  199. Gene June 28th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Giambi has never been affiliated with Husky and Starch as Buck suggested.

  200. mark June 28th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Don’t know if you counted my vote automatically but PLEASE DON’T GO.

    I wouldn’t even have to ask if that was my track record!

  201. mel June 28th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    nycali,

    Looks like only tvants. I’ve never used it, but if you want to try, here’s the link:

    http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast......art=sports

  202. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Joe Buck: “Here is Giambi…who looks like he just got off a casting call for Starsky and Hutch”

    ….or a late 70′s/early 80′s adult film.

  203. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    haha Pedro using the excuse of tipping his pitches

  204. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Um, I don’t buy that “tipping pitches” BS. Pedro’s getting hit in great part because he’s at the end of the rope.

  205. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Poor Church. That looked like it hurt.

  206. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Why cant Pedro admit hes just not good anymore

  207. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    VRSCE,

    Don’t worry about it. I already e-mailed Pete about Denny. I suspect, he might get banned.

  208. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Oh boy. This is the Twinkies’ Johan.

  209. Safecrack June 28th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    How does Santana’s loss of stuff look???

  210. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, so far this is really ugly.

  211. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Wow umps really stretching the Met strikezone but not the Yankee

  212. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Figures. Santana gets everything near the plate and Pettitte has to throw it down the middle for a called strike.

  213. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Not to mention how many times the Yankees have seen Pedro… I think some of the hitters have figured him out.

  214. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    …Headed for the alcohol. Like now.

  215. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    How can they not realize the changeup is coming on strike 2?

  216. YankeeVIP June 28th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    cano needs to be moved out of the 8th spot. move cano up infront of posada to give him protection

  217. Safecrack June 28th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    If Santana has bad stuff I do not want to hear people say what IPK, Hughes, Giese, Rasner, etc have.

    I do not want to hear about the contract. They are going to pay more this off season to pitchers. May as well have the best.

  218. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Sopcast has notices about people being banned if they stream MLB games. I figure MLB went after them once it started being posted on blogs.

    The alternate source will be next as soon as they get wind of it. I bet on it.

  219. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Somebody get a call to the dugout. Fastballs for the first two strikes, then, the changeup.

    j/k. I know that they see the pattern. I just wanted to be a know-it-all.

  220. Jeff NJ June 28th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Darn I have tickets for next Saturday, was hoping to see Joba not Moose. Well I guess I have 4 tickets for next Sat for sale. Let’s go Yankees.

  221. MrMulligan (Ponson / Igawa Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Andy’s gonna have to pitch his heart out today…got faith.

  222. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Wow the Mets 6-9 hitters are terrible.

  223. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    This is year one of a SIX-YEAR contract. You cannot just discount the fact that just as important as Cashman’s unwillingness to surrender his prospects was his unwillingness to give a well-worked pitcher a massive contract.

  224. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    “cano needs to be moved out of the 8th spot. move cano up infront of posada to give him protection”

    Especially since Cano will hit like an All-Star for the rest of this year. At least that’s what I think he’ll do.

  225. mel June 28th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Didn’t Boston use the ol’ “tipping pitches” excuse with Gagne? Now that was hilarious.

  226. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    to think we could have had Santana!

  227. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I smell a grueling pitchers’ duel here.

  228. Pedro June 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Santana looks good, especially with the ump giving him that outside corner to RHB, the same pitches he would call a ball when Pettitte was pitching. That’s just great.

  229. keith June 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    sos27 youre making things up. down 3mph from last year? not quite.
    07: 91.7
    08: 91.1

    try not to make crap up

  230. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Jeff NJ, this is the new, better Moose. I would love to be at that game! Not as much as I’d want to see Joba, but…

  231. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Nice play Jeets

  232. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Yeah im going to next Saturdays game too, could have sworn it was Joba

    Thought Jeter couldnt go to his left?

  233. mel June 28th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Andy,

    It’s Andy! Get it done.

  234. Jeff NJ June 28th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Glad to see Robertson joined the team, I think he’ll stick. Good to get the first real new young blood reliever here. Just a matter of time before Melancon joins him. That will be some sweet set up men.

    As for Ohlendorf, may as well try him as a starter if he can get some more pitches going. He has been getting killed by the 2nd time around, often even by the 2nd inning.

  235. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Ugh. I have White Sox vs Cubs. I hate FOX.

  236. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Which do you think is the greater disparity? That between the NL and AL in MLB or Eastern conference and Western conference in the NBA?

  237. gayle June 28th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    MCarver is crazy Andy pitch for another 4 years he barely made this year lol

  238. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I don’t think Andy getting to the Hall of Fame is such a stretch if he keeps pitching for a few more years as well as he has this year. Especially if he can get another ring or two in that time.

  239. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    This out is huge, they have to lead off with John Santana

  240. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    yup- Jeter has no range at short

  241. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    “Wow the Mets 6-9 hitters are terrible”

    #2(Easley) is a STIFF also, as was #5(Delgado)…save yesterday’s game 1…weak hitting NL club…DAMN

  242. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    It was going to be Joba for that Saturday game, but Girardi flipped Joba and Moose in the rotation. There’s an update about it in the previous thread, I think.

    How do you feel about that choice, Fire Girardi?

  243. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Seriously? Ramon Castro?

  244. mark June 28th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Is it me or does it look like Andy’s getting squeezed?

    Funny that McCarver is being complimentary to the Yankees. So is it just that he sucks up to the Red Sox? I thought he pretty much trashed the Yankees whenever he got the chance.

  245. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I hate fox.

    Actually, I’m not sure hate is a strong enough word.

  246. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Hey, it’s andy phillips!

    I was wondering where he landed.

  247. yankeenate June 28th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    i am really beginning to be annoyed by the number of announcers that seem to always need to say something negative about Jeter’s range…especially after good plays that he makes.

  248. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    check castros bat…theres gotta be something in it

  249. yankeenate June 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    a homerun pitch when santana is next…is rediculous…no excuse for that

  250. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Okay, maybe I should keep my mouth shut..

  251. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Johan’s decrease of velocity began apparent in the first half of LAST year. He’ll still has outing where he hits the mid-90s consistently, but he pitches more often in the low-90s.

    The reality is that Santana’s fastball is not nearly as important as his changeup. If that pitch is deceptive enough, he won’t need to throw in the mid-90s with the FB. Look at Edwar (when he has his fastball command, and isn’t forced to pitch backwards and expose the change-up.)

    Oops.

  252. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    but Rebecca, Fox has the best news channel!

  253. mark June 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Did that homerun come right after Andy shook off Jorge?

  254. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    For me, moving Joba sucks, but for the team its better.

  255. Whiff (Cano's Bat) June 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Well that eliminated a cheat out for next inning.

    Andy is struggling some today.

  256. Pedro June 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    That’s just great. Probably the worst bottom of a lineup out there, and they get a run. That’s one more than we can afford.

  257. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Bugsy: Don’t even start with me. Seriously.

  258. keith June 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    well then, Fire Girardi, you’re an idiot.

  259. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I see Girardi stretching Andy to 115-120 pitches today if he’s effective. He came out of his last outing early because of the rain. The pen isn’t as beat up as it could have been, but they aren’t fresh.

  260. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    how pathetic… he has the pitcher on deck, santana has his “a” stuff and he leaves a fastball right over the plate!!! They must teach that in the bible…

  261. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Funny how some hate Fox while others hate CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN.

  262. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Umm how am I an idiot?

  263. mark June 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Melky needs to go yard.

  264. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I only hate Fox during Yankee games, and most of the time its Yankees-Sox because McCarver is just stupid, and Buck seems to be in love with the Sox

  265. mark June 28th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Anyone think that Santana isn’t trying to pitch the game of the century today? Let the Yankees see what they gave up.

  266. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    The problem for the Mets is that the Phillies are going to turn it around, and leave the Mets in the dust.

  267. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Melky isnt too good from the right side of the plate, hes better from the left

  268. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Fire Girardi…my guess is bad genetics.

  269. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Why is giving up a HR to Castro such a shocker? He has alot of power…he just doesn’t get a lot of playing time.

    his HR #’s over the previous 3 years:

    ’05- 209 AB 8HR
    ’06- 126 AB 4HR
    ’07- 144 AB 11HR

    Kevin

  270. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I don’t know why Santana would hold a grudge. There’s no indication he favored the Yankees over any other team that wasn’t in Minnesota.

  271. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Andy needs to go yard here.

  272. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    its fine if we lose this game because we have rasner going tomorrow

  273. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Come on Pettitte…hit your 2nd homer.

  274. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Nice AB Andy.

  275. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!! June 28th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Rebecca – I know u posted this awhile ago – but if you don’t go to that game against the Twins, I’d be interested in buying them from you, i’m going to be in NY for a few days during that series

  276. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    um, its a shocker becuase pettire didnt need to actaully have to pitch to him with santana on deck… way to look up those stats tho’

  277. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I have a friend who swears that Zelasko is a cross dresser or something. He thinks she was a guy at one point.

  278. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    It’s no surprise, Castro always plays better on days that his childhood idol, Livan Hernanzez, pitches.

  279. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Im gonna go out on a limb and say the Phillies sweep the Mets next weekend

  280. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Rebecca- it’s true.

    Fox news anchors wear the skimpiest outfits and have the longest legs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1qAnx-_LmY

  281. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    This isn’t encouraging. Sigh.

  282. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    pettite doesnt have the chops to go head to head with santana, cant afford to make dunb ass mistakes

  283. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    This is just…I mean…

    I’m not really watching this, right?

    Thinking optimistically, it’s still just the third inning, we can still win this…

  284. Whiff (Cano's bat) June 28th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Yankee hitters need to get it going.

  285. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Hey JoeT I’d be willing to take up a collection so you can offer Rebecca a price she can’t refuse!

  286. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    damon seems to be back into his bad ways

  287. Global Warming June 28th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I can’t stop visualizing Santana in a Yankee uniform.

    Damn you Brina Cashman.

  288. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    JoeT: Sorry man, but the tickets aren’t up for sale.

  289. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Well if the umps still feel the need to squeeze Pettitte, this could possibly be a bad inning

  290. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    McCARVER, SHUT THE #@%# UP!

  291. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Andy pitches better from behind than with a lead anyway, this is all ok.

  292. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Rebecca I think yesterday’s game really did you in. You sound punchdrunk now. It’s one game. It happens. The score was lopsided. Yankees have won lopsided games.

    Desperate in the 3rd inning down one run? Not cool.

  293. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    *imagines her Santana ship scenario all over again*

  294. ERâ„¢ ( The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢ ) June 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Pete.

  295. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Andy, please do better than this.

  296. ERâ„¢ ( The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢ ) June 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    When’s the last time Yanks won a game on FOX?

  297. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    mark: Yeah. you’re right. I don’t sound like myself.

    My apologies.

  298. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    lol…. umps only squeeze yankee pitchers, right? man its getting harder and harder to be a yanks fan

  299. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Melkman with the D

  300. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    That’s why we need Melky and not Santana.

  301. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    NICE MELKY

  302. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Andy, this is really uncomfortable to watch.

  303. Global Warming June 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    “When’s the last time Yanks won a game on FOX?”

    That’s a good question.

    I hate Fox…

  304. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    75% of the Earth is covered by water. The rest is covered by Melky Cabrera.

  305. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I love how Keith calls me an idiot, no reasoning, and just gets out of dodge.

  306. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Better be a web gem.

  307. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    If I had to witness yesterday’s first game firsthand, it might take me a day to recover from it too, lol :-|

  308. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    I believe they almost won on Fox this year. But he last one I can remember is early 2007

  309. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Stormrider: So true.

  310. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    totally agree mark. that catch was definitely worth a rotation with sidney ponson, dan gise and darrel rasner. sick catch.

  311. Global Warming June 28th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    “That’s why we need Melky and not Santana.”

    Um no.

  312. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I wasn’t aware Santana could fill three spots in the rotation.

  313. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Wow great call ump haha

  314. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    All right, Yankees, now’s the time to do the run scoring thingie.

  315. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Honestly, talk about not being able to get over something.
    Santana went to the Mets. Get closure or something. Sheesh.

  316. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Way to go Andy!

  317. Josh June 28th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    santana gets so much strike calls, that lead to most of his k’s

  318. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming) June 28th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Another strikeout of Beltran, Andy putting up a zero and allowing the Yanks to hang around. No matter how good Santana may look so far, it only takes one mistake. He’s not perfect.

  319. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Yeah I think its time to move on from Santana. Sabathia is better. Did you see him against the Reds? I dont care if he was 800 pounds, thats dominance

  320. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    will we be hearing about the santana no trade 3 yrs. from now??? Some knuckleheads will be revising the offers and talking about it forever in my opinin.. whenever santana pitch’s well they will sho up and then go away until he pitch’s well again…

    I am sure the Mets will be able to go out and sign some big FA’s this offseason because they o not have much $$$$$$$$$ tied up in long term contracts with older guys.

    NAH…

  321. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Josh- great analysis!

  322. Henry MI June 28th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    No Yankee fan with a brain should be happy that we don’t have Santana.

    It is why you accumulate prospects. You move some of them for established all stars in their prime.

  323. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Josh-
    You better the hope the baseball tonight guys dont rip off that fantastic analysis

  324. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I actually heard Santana is a douche in the clubhouse. He refuses to talk to the american media before the spanish media. Doesnt get along with some of the white players

  325. Sean the Disabled Mess June 28th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I’d like to see Robertson pitch.

  326. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    come on Derek

  327. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Wow, McCarver can’t pronounce Derek… “Dirk”

  328. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    lol, J-Dawg. Your brackets quote is timely in its appearance. You need more !!!!’s though. :)

  329. Safecrack June 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    You are going to hear about the Santana thing for 30 more years. Get used to it. It is what fans do. Why else would you be posting on a blog on a Sat afternoon???

    Trades that were not made/made get analyzed and argued for decades. This will be no different.

  330. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I smell a good inning….

    and I think Santana’s pitch count will yank him out early..he is really running the counts today.

    51 pitches and no outs recorded in the top of the 4th.

    Kevin

  331. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Hey look! A baserunner! What do we do with him?

  332. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Ok, 0 outs man on first, lets get something here. Maybe a hit or another walk, and an Abomb?

  333. mel June 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Leadoff walk. Make it happen guys.

  334. Fo-Fo June 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    “totally agree mark. that catch was definitely worth a rotation with sidney ponson, dan gise and darrel rasner. sick catch.”

    LOL!

  335. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Yeah Angel good point. That game had to be tough to take.

    Hope we play some small ball here.

  336. Whiff (Cano's bat) June 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    anyone know what channel the Yankees are on using SopCast?

  337. Global Warming June 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I think we bring up Santana because it was an obvious mis calculation by Brian Cashman. One in a long list of wrong moves.

    Hughes has been an oft injured disappointment. Kennedy doesn’t have the stuff Hughes has and has been destroyed and injured. Melky can’t hit and CLEARLY isn’t the future in CF with A-JAX in the wings.

    Even with Wang injured we could have a rotation of Pettitte, Santana, Moose, and Joba right now.

    But no, now the Yankees will chase CC Sabathia and PROBABLY give up more for a lesser talent.

  338. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Manuels interview is drowned out by the latin music in the backround

  339. KL June 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    The umps only squeeze Yankees.

    I know we got a squad of Super Fans here but that is hilarious.

  340. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Also, one other thing: Assuming that we trade for Santana. That creates two holes in the rotation, one of which (depending on who you believe) might have been Wang. So Rasner is likely still in the rotation, assuming what pitching prospect that wasn’t traded got hurt like IPK and Hughes.

    Let’s be realistic here: Santana’s not a sub-3.00 ERA pitcher in the AL. So, our hypothetical rotation is:

    1. Santana
    2. Pettitte
    3. Mussina
    4. Joba? Given our luck with young starters, it’s possible that he may have been hurt, putting a Giese or Ponson in his place. If you are going to rip young pitchers, you can’t exclude Joba because he doesn’t fit your argument.
    5. ???

    The reality is that if Wang hadn’t gotten hurt, with Joba in the rotation, we would not be hurting in the starting pitching department. We could mix and match with the 5th spot in the rotation.

    We’d also have Damon in center, which would probably test his legs, resulting in inferior defense and almost certainly additional injuries to Damon. Matsui would be forced to play left, which is ugly to start with and further increases the odds that he gets injured with his balky knees.

    How about a few of you guys think the whole situation through before blindly ripping Cashman and assuming that he could have had Santana. It seemed pretty evident that the Twins really didn’t want to give Santana to the Yankees in the first place.

  341. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    In a thread last night, someone said that the Santana issue will never, ever go away and people will still be debating it in 30 years.

    That still makes me laugh.

    I still think Phil Hughes will be throwing darts before it’s all said and done and we’ll be happy that the Twins said no to the deal that was first on the table.

  342. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    “No Yankee fan with a brain should be happy that we don’t have Santana.”

    I resent statements like these. My name is Angel. I’m a Yankee fan, I have a functioning brain, and I’m okay with them not getting Santana.

    Now to figure out the 12 other steps to my recovery.

  343. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Fo-Fo I hadn’t heard that Poson, Rasner, and Giese were the trade bait. Never mind I take it back.

    LOL

  344. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Yes. 2 on no out. This “looks” good. But we know us and RISP

  345. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Two walks, no outs. Come on, A-Rod…

  346. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Santana losing his control. Lets hope the Yankees can get some runs this inning.

  347. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    let’s get something from this..hopefully

  348. Paulio June 28th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Get some runs now while we have the chance.

    Andy is going to be great the rest of the way.

    Promise.

  349. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Arguing Balls and Strikes are we?

  350. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    this ump has been all over the place with his strike zone and manuel just let him have it

  351. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Santana looking mortal…time for the MVP to step-up

  352. Brooklyn C June 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    As someone who listened to his father and uncle debate the Seaver trade the other day I can honestly say that the Santana debate will never end.

  353. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I want to see our money beat their money.

    Make it happen, Alex.

  354. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Manuel is such a bad actor.

  355. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Ron – great post.

  356. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Derek Jeter owns the NL.

  357. Fo-Fo June 28th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    We are fighting for a playoff spot with Giese, Ponson and Rasner in the rotation.

    I don’t know whether to be thrilled or disheartened.

  358. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Yeah baby

  359. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Is ARod standing too close to the plate this AB…NEVERMIND, nice hit MVP!

  360. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    No Yankee fan with a brain should be happy that we don’t have Santana.

    It is why you accumulate prospects. You move some of them for established all stars in their prime.

    Well some people think that Santana might be a little on the downside of his prime. Yeah in fact I’m one of them. Every time I see Melky Cabrera make a play that saves runs either with a catch or an assist, I make the sign of the cross. Santana’s pricetag (money p0lus players) just wasn’t worth it.

  361. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    LETS GO GIAMBINO!!!

    Santa can’t find the strike zone..how sweet it is…

    Kevin

  362. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Yessssss!

    This is where we score big time against Santana!

    Go Yanks!

  363. Fo-Fo June 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    “Josh-
    You better the hope the baseball tonight guys dont rip off that fantastic analysis”

    Cracking me up here. LOL.

  364. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    60 pitches from Santana already

  365. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    C’mon Jason. Drive one here.

  366. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    thats ball 2 jason come on!!!

  367. Sean the Disabled Mess June 28th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    I have a question. Is the change up a pitch that’s a fastball that’s slower or is it a pitch that has movement on it?

  368. Safecrack June 28th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Don’t get used to Melky in Center, mark.

    Gardner will be there this summer and Austin Jackson next year.

    Melky is trade bait.

  369. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Yeah Bino great hit

  370. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    ‘Stache Power…1-1 baby…I’ll take it

  371. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Behold, the shattered bat power of the ‘stache!

  372. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    BIG situation coming up here. Santana not only has the decrease in velocity, he doesn’t seem to have that aura of invincibility. He doesn’t seem to strike fear into hitters’ hearts like he used to.

    Angel- Thanks! And here are the extra !!!!’s!

  373. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Damn, RBI groundouts are saving our ass in this series.

  374. Safecrack June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Don’t get used to Melky in Center, mark.

    Gardner will be there this summer and Austin Jackson next year.

    Melky is trade bait for sure.

  375. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Nice nice nice.

    Now let’s get at least one more in.

  376. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    he didnt throw jason a stike and he got lucky to not get dbl’d up

  377. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Alright, a run!!! I think that swing would have snapped a bat made of redwood!

  378. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Why is it always ‘Hughes and Kennedy’?
    First version of the deal was Hughes/Cabrera/Marquez/one more prospect; Minnesota didn’t accept that in time (Yankees pulled this one after Andy came back).

    Second version of the deal was Wang/Kennedy/Cabrera/Marquez/one more prospect; Yankees turned that down.

    Anyway, let’s see how the Yankees present-day offense (merely 10th in the majors right now) can handle playoff-caliber pitching.

  379. mel June 28th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Nice, a productive out. Let’s go, Jorge. Finish the job.

  380. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    jason, terrible at bat

    he didnt throw you one strike!!!

  381. Jeff NJ June 28th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Good hustle A Rod, getting to 2nd, staying out of the dp.

  382. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Gardner isnt going to be in CF this summer, and Def not Jackson next year

  383. Global Warming June 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Melky is an easily replaceable piece especially when hasn’t been a factor with his arm. An arm which is supposed to be his only 5 Star tool.

    Jackson is the future.

  384. Niedermeyer June 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Giese or Santana?
    Igawa or Santana?
    Hughes or Santana?
    Kennedy or Santana?
    Pavano????

    Why couldn’t they trade for Santana and sign Sabathia at the same time?

    Why not have great starting pitching every night???

    Use the financial resources. Shocking!

  385. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    (combination of Andy coming back and no…Mike Cameron, IIRC, to fillin as stopgap in CF, rather)

  386. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Ok Posada, here comes the Changeup.

  387. Global Warming June 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    “Def not Jackson next year”

    He said Austin Jackson, not Tabata.

  388. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Gardner has great raw speed. But by all accounts, he doesn’t have the intelligence in the field nor the cannon arm of Melky. And A-Jax isn’t ready. Remember all the complaining we did about Bernie and Damon? You lot really want to go through that again, with Damon and Matsui a year older? With Abreu’s wall-aversion, that’s the worst outfield defense in baseball! Instead, Damon’s talents are maximized in left, and Melky provides tremendous range in center.

  389. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    come on
    come on

  390. Mark in CT June 28th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Whoever made the point that we will debate the merits of Santana or no Santana for years is 100% right.

    Especially with him in Queens.

  391. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Just a “dunker” scores two, Jorge…

  392. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    “He said Austin Jackson, not Tabata.”

    And so did I. Jackson isnt seeing the majors next season

  393. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Blargh, please stop letting the facts get in the way of good old-fashioned grousing!

  394. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Jorge needs to get at least one in here

  395. Jeff NJ June 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I guess the Santana trade discussion is inevitable, but it is a big risk that almost never works out siging pitchers to long term deals. Add in the high level of players the Yankees needed to give back and it was a very easy decision to pass. Same reason Boston passed.

  396. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    I should add Melky’s power surge helped keep us afloat early in the season. Let’s say Gardner couldn’t have done that. With his K rate, he’d have been below the Mendoza line.

  397. M. Francessa PTRS 08 June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Sean,

    A changeup is basically a fastball but is gripped deeper in the hand kinda like choking the ball instead of letting whip off the finger tips. When thrown correctly (using the same arm slot and arm speed of the fastball delivery) it can be the most devastating pitch in the game.

    By chocking the ball in your palm or using the more popular “Circle Change” the ball comes out looking like a fastball because the pitchers arm is essentially throwing the same speed as he would delivering a fastball, however because the ball is chocked off from the fingertips it comes out slower and usually dies about 6 to 12 inches before reaching the plate.

  398. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Get him to 80 pitches guys

  399. The Fallen Phoenix June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    It’s amazing how Kennedy and Hughes are constantly hailed as disappointments; this year was just the former’s *second* professional season (most players don’t make the majors after a single professional season; Kennedy and Chamberlain are both severe outliers in that regard), and the latter (Hughes) is still just 21 years old.

    Volquez, who has been one of the best starters in the NL through three months, didn’t have very pretty numbers when he was Hughes’ age. It’s not like Phil and Ian have had a full season’s body worth of major-league work with which to judge, either.

    Of course, most Yankee fans just aren’t used to being patient. Had Beckett been on this pitching staff two years ago, when he had his 5.00 ERA, I’m sure Yankee fans would have been demanding he go, too. (And I feel confident saying that after Vazquez was run out of town in a similar circumstance the previous year.)

  400. Sean the Disabled Mess June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Gardner is doing well.

  401. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    It’d be sweet to get Robby up with one out.

  402. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE!

    Kevin

  403. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Works for me.

  404. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    GOOD JOB JORGE!

  405. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Going over 70 pitches…me likey…NICE JORGE…2-1 good guys.

  406. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Jorge gets one in. Good job

  407. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Nice AB there, Jorge! Wear him out and still drive in the run! Come on, Robbie!

  408. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Beltran’s got a nice arm.

    We’ve got the lead. A two-out hit by the resurgent Cano would make my day.

  409. Jeff NJ June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    There’s the lead. When does Andy get up, pitcher’s kill Santana :-)

  410. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Good job Jorgey

  411. M. Francessa PTRS 08 June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    SHEA STADIUM IS TOO DAMN BIG!!!! YOU NEED METTLE BATS FOR THIS $HITTY PARK!!

    Oh well,

    “HIP HIP”…

  412. Josh June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    good hit cano

  413. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I love Jorge.

  414. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Sometimes it works.

  415. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Robbie Cano is the man

  416. Dalers June 28th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    The trade Cano people have gotten mysteriously quiet. As quiet as the DFA Giambi crowd.

  417. Josh June 28th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    need some insurance runs

  418. Sean the Disabled Mess June 28th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    M. Francessa, thank you. I never understood how a change up worked. I thought the announcers were saying it’s the same as a fastball but just slower. I didn’t realize it dies.

  419. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Fox announcers get one right – Don’t make the third out at third.

  420. Fire Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    75 pitches in 4 innings…Wow

  421. Safecrack June 28th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    “I should add Melky’s power surge helped keep us afloat early in the season. Let’s say Gardner couldn’t have done that. With his K rate, he’d have been below the Mendoza line.”

    His OBP of about 300 has been keeping us down from Day 1 but let’s keep him because he hit 6 homers in April.

    His value will never be higher than right now because he is in CF.

  422. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Okay, hold them down, Andy. We’ll pull this out.

    Hardly a world-beating inning, but you know what? Productive outs are important too.

  423. mel June 28th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Well, we got 2 and made him throw close to 30 pitches.

  424. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Well we scratched a couple of runs off of Santana…not bad!

  425. The Fallen Phoenix June 28th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Actually, Hughes is 22–forgot his birthday was less than a week ago. The point still stands, however.

  426. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Damnit, there went Andy’s grand slam opportunity

  427. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Melky is a decent bottom of the order hitter, just I hate it when they use him at leadoff. .250 with a .315 OBP is not going to help you as a leadoff hitter, you might as wel just shift everyone up a spot if Damon has to be out a day.

  428. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Santana at 75 pitches at least. Andy at 45.

  429. Ron June 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Safecrack, if we could trade him for a Sabathia type, I’d do it. Gardner’s gotten a half-season in AAA, and I think he can at least match Melky’s production without an enormous drop-off.

    I was talking more about dealing him for Santana. He was an extremely valuable asset, given the Yankees’ situation.

  430. Pedro June 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    It’s sad that after a great AB by Jorge we have to watch 2 ridiculous AB’s by Cano and Melky. 4 pitches between the 2 of them, Jorge probably saw twice as many.

  431. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Santana at 75 pitches

  432. Jeff NJ June 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Good explanation M. Francessa. I guess that confirms this is not the guy on the radio, he doesn’t know anything about anything.

  433. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) June 28th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Nice job by the Yankee offense there, Santana got himself into trouble with walks to the first two hitters, and they each came back to haunt him. Very nice AB by Jorge to get ahead, now it’s up to Andy to shut them down.

  434. ERâ„¢ ( The #1 Moronâ„¢ ) June 28th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I’m a little teapot, short and stout! Here is my handle, here is my spout. When I get all steamed up, here me shout! Tip me over and pour me out.

  435. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Derek, not cool.

    On the plus side, this is a Pettitte start and we do need a DP…

  436. M. Francessa PTRS 08 June 28th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Jeff, LOL

    Sean, No problem ;-)

  437. M. Francessa PTRS 08 June 28th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Jeff, LOL

    Sean, No problem ;-)

  438. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    See?

  439. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Nice recovery, Cap’n. That’s the way to do it!

  440. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    gold glove for the stache

  441. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Nice DP jetes.

    Kevin

  442. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    APhillips is a DP Machine…it’s amazing he’s still in MLB

  443. Pedro June 28th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    That’s our boy Andy! Both of them!

  444. Pedro June 28th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    That’s our boy Andy! Both of them!

  445. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) June 28th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Rebecca- And a double play you shall have!! :)

  446. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Jeter has no range

  447. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    PC: 56 vs 74…sweet

  448. Someone Else June 28th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    I’m liking Andy for the most part today.

  449. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Wow, the radar looks…erm…not good.

  450. Someone Else June 28th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Ah, Mr. McCarver and Mr. Buck being idiots with respect to Joba…

  451. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Wow is Fox stupid? They put up a stat item showing him having an ERA under 2.00 as a starter and then talk about how it was a mistake to take him out of the bullpen? Wow.

  452. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    And you are a F’in IDIOT…Joba couldn’t throw 200 IP this year…dumba**es

  453. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Indecision? Does Tim McCarver have no clue at all about innings caps? Does he really think they just started Joba in the bullpen because they couldn’t make up their mind?

  454. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Here the Yahoos go again. Buck and McCarver exhibiting they have no clue about Joba.

  455. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    I think the Yanks are trying to get through this inning quickly so its an official game.

  456. Pedro June 28th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    That’s just horrible. Santana with a high pitch count, and JD hacks at the second pitch.

  457. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Wow these fox guys are stupid!! They are saying it is a stupid move to move Joba to the starting rotation.

  458. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    i am not a fan of these new yankee “warmup/wind shirts” that the bench guys are wearing

  459. rconn23 June 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Wow. Buck is just an idiot.

  460. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Is it official mid fifth or only after the end of the fifth?

  461. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    My diatribe was directed at the Fox Morons…

  462. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Come on Pettitte 3 more outs and it’s official.

  463. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    who has a fatter face: Sidney or Jaba?

  464. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    How come evrybody has to bash McCarver and Buck every time they call a game? It is so old already. Some people believe he should have stayed in the bullpen. Calm down…

    Kevin

  465. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Can one of you on here please educate McCarver that starting Joba in the rotation in the beginning of the year would have foreclosed him pitching past August with a 150 IP limit.

    Why is Tim McCarver regarded as an expert? Because he played the game and can construct a semi-coherent sentence with a subject and predicate?

  466. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Of course as usual the looming threat of a rain delay hurts us far more than the other team. Santana has probably 1 more inning left in him. Pettitte at this pitch count is on pace to go 7.

  467. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Rebecca – only if the home team is ahead at 4 1/2 is it considered official. If not, its the end of the 5th.

  468. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    damon is back in his funk

  469. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Rebecca – since the Mets are loosing they have to play 5 full innings

  470. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    What kind of yankee fan calls him “Jaba”?

  471. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    “who has a fatter face: Sidney or Jaba?”

    Joba’s is baby fat whereas Sir Sidney’s is Heine induced…

  472. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    zelly, in this case I’m bashing them because they’re apparently clueless about the facts regarding Joba. It’s fine to take the contrary view, but at least know what you’re talking about, Tim.

  473. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    STOP THE PRESSES!

    Can someone answer this question. When is a game official? I thought the rules changed and the whole game needs to be played again after a certain point or under certain conditions. I didn’t think 5 complete was automatically official anymore.

  474. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Pettitte looks great today..only one mistake so far. Yanks need to knock Santana out next inning and get into that weak Mets bullpen.

    Kevin

  475. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    It is pouring here in central NJ.

    come on Andy!

  476. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Pick him off, Pettitte!

  477. Someone Else June 28th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    “Is it official mid fifth or only after the end of the fifth?”

    Mid if home team winning, end if home team losing.

  478. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Kevin-
    Has nothing to do with the SP/BP argument…has to do with using incorrect/wrong/speciuos/erroneous/baseless/unfounded/bogus/phonymade-up facts to support said argument.

  479. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    it’s early. it’s only 6 o’clock. we can endure a 3 hour rain delay.

  480. mel June 28th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    mark,

    I said during the Bucs game that if it goes 5 full, it’s suspended. You resume at a later time and date. Outs, balls, strikes stay the same. If it doesn’t go full five, it’s cancelled/postponed. Nothing (stats, score) counts.

    Take it with a grain of salt, but no one corrected me.

  481. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    mark- Last year there was a game in Baltimore

    Yanks took the lead in the 7th, the bottom of the inning, wasn’t played. the game resumed in the bottom of the 7th.

    That is different than a visiting team being ahead after 5. If the Yankees didn’t take the lead in the top of the 7th, than the O’s would have won the game.

  482. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Joe Buck: blah blah blah amphetamines.

    Tim McCarver: :::::::crickets::::::

  483. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Come on Andy – finish the inning now

  484. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Its 4.5 if the home team is winning. If the home team is losing, its 5.

    If a game is called, it is a regulation game:
    (1) If five innings have been completed;

    (2) If the home team has scored more runs in four or four and a fraction half-innings than the visiting team has scored in five completed half-innings;
    (3) If the home team scores one or more runs in its half of the fifth inning to tie the score.
    (d) If a regulation game is called with the score tied, it shall become a suspended game.

  485. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    specious
    Plus, Buck & McCarver are paid $$$$$ for thier broadcasting “abilities”…while proving their more clueless than the average Yankees Blog participant.

  486. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    please andy

  487. nyyfaninlaaland June 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Looking at the radar though the storm is flying along – so even if they stop, they’ll likely restart pretty quickly.

    Nick – I remember years ago when Mc Carver was working the Mets I thought he was destined for network color. But he has really gone off his game, too mcuh unsubstantiated opinion. But to be a bit fair, it’s a lot to ask for these guys, who have to cover every team, to be attuned to the details . Contrarily, it’s not like Joba isn’t a big story, and they should have some researchers to help.

    Oh wait, it’s Fox we’re talking here – I forgot.

  488. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Andy. Let’s go. Strikes. Throw them.

  489. rconn23 June 28th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Pettitte pitching to Easley like he’s Albert Pujols. Just awful.

  490. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    yeah, how much greenies did McCarver do in the 60s and 70s.

  491. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Fox news anchors wear the skimpiest outfits and have the longest legs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1qAnx-_LmY

    Man! I love the news!

  492. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    REYES…I LOVE U, MAN!!!

  493. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Now the game is official.

  494. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    WHOOO-HOO! Go Andy! That was CLUTCH!

  495. mark June 28th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks for that information.

    I swear I have tears in my eyes on that play by Andy!

  496. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    8 Pickoffs this year…ANDY!! Way to go!

    Kevin

  497. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Josay Josay Josay jo say…. Ho say… Ho say Ho say Ho say Ho say

    Ho say Ho say Ho say Ho say. Ho say……

  498. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    jeez
    come on Andy-don’t make my BP go up like it did yesterday with Sidney

  499. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    What a great time for Pettitte to unveil his secret pitch to second base.

  500. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    So I would say this game is official right here and now.

    COME ON RAIN!!!!!

  501. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Nice Andy, Nice…Reyes is my new favorite Met.

  502. mel June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    WooHoo. Better than a regular out.

  503. Astoria John June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Andy!!! i love the wackness of jose reyes, never will be a winner- hotdog through and through. what a waste of talent.

  504. Anyone but Farnsworth June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Reyes is simply a dumb player with a tremendous amount of talent

  505. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    jose reyes
    the guy is a clown and a detriment to that team

  506. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Oh Yay!
    Damn you gameday for being delayed!

  507. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    What do I always say?

    It’s not a Pettitte start without a pick off.

  508. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Great call by Jorge, he say him going and instantly jumped up and ripped his mask off and alerted Andy!

  509. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Clay, after all of these years, there’s still no replacement for Mary Hart’s legs.

  510. Scottzo June 28th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    The Yanks can win this whole thing.

    Trade for CC and get the ace we have needed for the past 4 years.

  511. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Could that be a web gem nominee or are they always on balls in play?

  512. Murray Brooklyn June 28th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    The Mets should trade Reyes.

  513. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I hope Shea Boooooes Reyes, but good.

  514. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Work Santana here boys

  515. V June 28th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    “How come evrybody has to bash McCarver and Buck every time they call a game? It is so old already. Some people believe he should have stayed in the bullpen. Calm down…”

    It should not be questioned as we have seen. Just go away.

  516. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I’d still like a few more runs here.

  517. nyyfaninlaaland June 28th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Clay – that was fabulous!

    Fox News – fair and balanced, and you get a boner as a bonus! Apologies ladies – but their approach has got to piss you off, no?

  518. Kramer's Apt June 28th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Santana is terrible. Hughes will be better than him in August and the next 7 years.

  519. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    “The Yanks can win this whole thing.”

    As much as I believe that this is a transition year, I agree with you. We really COULD win it all this year.

  520. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    “Trade for CC and get the ace we have needed for the past 4 years.”

    Yes. That will help the team hit with runners in scoring position…Which is, you know…their biggest problem. And has been for years.

  521. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Oliver Perez vs. Ras (o/u 15)…

  522. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Make him work MVP…make him work.

  523. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    We need more runs here!

    Hope Pettitte can go at least 7…pitch count looks good…

    Let’s Go Yanks!

  524. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Loving the Arod AB. Get that pitch count up!

  525. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    “Rangers placed LHP Kason Gabbard on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation.
    The Dallas Morning News guesses Luis Mendoza (righty) will be inserted into the starting rotation.”

    Why is this important? Gabbard (lefty) was scheduled to go against Ponson and the Yanks on Wednesday…

    and I have tickets 5 rows behind the yanks dugout… let the Yankee hit parade begin!!

    Could Sid go 2-0 for the Yanks??

  526. Paulio June 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I can’t wait to see this JABA guy pitch.

  527. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    McCarver was brought in to do part-time duty on the SF Giants broadcasts one season, maybe the second year of AT&T Park (then Pacific Bell Park) and he was interviewed on the local sports talk radio station, also the Giants station.

    He made some comment about how “everyone knows Pac Bell is a hitters park” and blathered on for a while. As soon as the interview was over, the host started getting all these irate calls about how clueless McCarver was. Funny stuff.

    On the other hand, the New Yorker loves him.

  528. Jeff NJ June 28th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    big ab for a rod. made johan throw many pitches

  529. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Clay-
    Green Beret7-

    try this Fox Shot. replay it a couple of times to get the full, eh..effect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  530. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    ““Trade for CC and get the ace we have needed for the past 4 years.”

    you realize it would be a 3 month rental? CC is testing the free agent waters.

  531. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Only thing this game is misiing is that Santana hasn’t thrown his best pitch, yet…the ol’ gopher ball.

  532. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I wish someone would gag Rosenthal too. He’s a little too chirpy for me.

  533. 3 Bronx Morris Avenue June 28th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    2 pitches in the exact same spot…one ball,,,one strike…bring on the computers…these umps stink….

  534. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    ***missing***

  535. Scottzo June 28th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    “Yes. That will help the team hit with runners in scoring position…Which is, you know…their biggest problem. And has been for years.”

    Hey, moron. The fact that they have been running out pitchers like Wright, Randy Johnsons corpse, Pavano, Rasner, Karstens, Small, Giese, etc is why they haven’t won a title.

    Not because A-Rod hasn’t got a huge hits. Pitching wins titles. This team leads the league in runs every year. It is a little tougher in Oct facing the best of the best every night.

  536. nyyfaninlaaland June 28th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Whozat – a possible contrary argument is that the Yanks led baseball in scoring last year, so if you put a zillion runners on, eventually you’ll score runs. And if you hit enough HR’s, that also mitigates RISP performance. Still seems to me a big arm could help, and how do you trade for better RISP hitting?

  537. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    When CC tests the waters, he’ll make a big splash.

    Because… well, you know.

  538. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    I’m REALLY liking this game.

  539. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    “Only thing this game is misiing is that Santana hasn’t thrown his best pitch, yet…the ol’ gopher ball.”

    From your lips to the Giambarino’s Ears…BALK

  540. Scottzo June 28th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    “you realize it would be a 3 month rental? CC is testing the free agent waters.”

    So what?

    Take the 2 high draft picks if he leaves. They way we draft who wouldn’t want two top 40 picks?

  541. barra M June 28th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    McCarver hates the Yankees.

  542. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    hopefully santana will tear a hammy in this rain

  543. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    santana seems flustered, actually.

  544. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Methinks Santana is losing his composure a little.

  545. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Cy Santana a little shaky…sweet

  546. Whiff (Cano's bat) June 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    “How come evrybody has to bash McCarver and Buck every time they call a game? It is so old already. Some people believe he should have stayed in the bullpen. Calm down…”

    It should not be questioned as we have seen. Just go away.

    Agreed. To stop bashing McCarver and Buck would require (1)either some other annoucers for Yankee games, (2)Fox to lose the rights to broadcast games, (3) McCarver swallowing the microphone, (4)Buck beating McCarver with the microphone thus requiring a replacement, (5) both Buck and McCarver swallowing the microphone is a pact to stop ruining baseball.

    All other options to remove them are on the table, unless they include Suzyn Waldman, then it is time to go back to silent broadcasts.

  547. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    “So what?

    Take the 2 high draft picks if he leaves. They way we draft who wouldn’t want two top 40 picks?”

    Fine, if the Indians want to give him up for beans. I imagine they are going to want the kind of talent that fans are not going to be pleased about giving up for a 3 month rental. But if they can get him for virtually nothing, absolutely. I just don’t see that.

  548. Ian June 28th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Wow it’s pouring like crazy in Manhattan right now.

  549. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    come on Jorge!

  550. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Same old song with the Mets.

    Carlos Santana and Jose Feliciano = not not not!

  551. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Scottzo,

    I have no problem with them getting CC… just saying. They need to keep in mind that they may not be able to sign him long term.

  552. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Rain actually stinks with Pettitte @ 74 and Santana @ 110…

  553. mel June 28th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Make ‘em pay, Canoe.

  554. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    i love it how people bash buck and mccarver but love listening to waldman and sterling who actually cause ear cancer if you listen for more than 10 consecutive minutes…

  555. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    so much for MLB speeding up the game. The Mets have a pow-wow every inning.

  556. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    IMHO, the right deal for Sabathia includes either low ceiling prospects who can be replaced by draft picks if he walks, or something more painful with a window for a contract extension.

  557. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    205 with RISp for big cano, get a hit please.

  558. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    They should walk Robby and pitch to Melky.

    Then Melky might break out of his slump and get a granny!

    I know I’m dreaming.

  559. Anyone but Farnsworth June 28th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Look he took two pitches!!!!

  560. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    What’s up with all these Fox News anchor babe clips?

    Someone sent me a video yesterday to an indie song, the video is positively filthy yet not at all graphic. I would post a link, but it’s probably better that I don’t. Groovy song, too.

  561. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Robbie, it’s almost July…time to start HAMMERING

  562. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Robbie Cano! Whatdya know! 3-1 Yanks.

    Kevin

  563. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    This is a game of beauty.

    Told them they should have pitched to Melky.

  564. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    huge AB for cano there

  565. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Waldman and Sterling get bashed equally.

  566. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Stormrider,

    you mean low-level prospects? the Indians arent giving him up for future mop up relievers. but i agree that they shouldn’t give up a ton without a signing window.

    however, it will only take one team to give in and give away a high end prospect to outbid the yanks. further, shapiro and the indians arent going to give a tie to the yankees. the yanks would need to outbid any NL team.

  567. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Boston more like a pow wow after every pitch.

  568. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    thank you for walking posada to get to our hottest hitter

  569. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Great hit by Robbie.

  570. Whiff (Cano's bat) June 28th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Cano’s bat here…. The reverse curse continues. Another hit by Cano

  571. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Nice Robbie

    melky dear-sigh

  572. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    yanks will be fine as long as they dont put in that reliver who looks like he should a swarm of flies buzzing around his face

  573. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    who knew Milhouse from “The Simpsons” was the mets pitching coach.

  574. shapeshifter June 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    in all seriousness, the only good thing about mets-yanks is that we can listen to the WFAN broadcast

  575. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    “i love it how people bash buck and mccarver but love listening to waldman and sterling”

    Who exactly loves listening to Waldman and Sterling?
    They make my ears bleed, so I’m off the list

  576. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    again Santana is real good he has a 3.01 ERA but the Yanks could not afford him financially and talent wise….

    If they sign Sabathia it costs them picks and they are losing tons of money off the books. If santana was on the block this coming off season that is another story..

  577. jon June 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    I’ll be honest…i cant remember the last time I saw Melky get a meaningful hit. What’s up with him? He made a good defensive play earlier, but he’s turning into a hole in the lineup (If he wasnt one already). He’s hurting his trade value.

  578. WWJD June 28th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Now Andy won’t pitch??

  579. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    This hurts the Yanks. Santana was done anyway. If this is a long delay we loose Andy who probably could go 2 more innings.

  580. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    There’s going to be a lot of very unhappy pitchers in the AL for the rest of the year, because Cano is getting it cranked up.

  581. Safecrack June 28th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Melky won’t be the Yanks CF by the mid summer.

    Gardner will be.

  582. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Boston Dave,

    Low level meaning but not guys with astronomical projections (no Tabata, no A-Jax, etc). I doubt the Indians would take that deal, especially with other teams in the bidding war. The Yankees would definitely have to give more for a signing window, but will they bite on a big deal for a pitcher?

    Back to Chicago we go… Go Cubbies!

  583. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    They timed the delay well—perfect moment to get some dinner.

  584. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    ugh

    santana was done anyway.

    pettitte had 2 innings left in him.

    another break against the yanks.

  585. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    jon if he’s hurting his trade value that makes me even happier since I don’t want him traded anyway.

  586. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Hopefully the delay won’t be for too long. Fingers crossed

  587. Jeffery North June 28th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    The FAN radio team is worse than Sterling and Waldman.

    I use Wayne Hagin to put my kids to sleep.

  588. Mike Mineo June 28th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    now we’re forced to get 4 innings out of our “bullpen”, if you could even call it that

  589. andy Hawkin's ghost June 28th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Cano continues to work his way back. Very, very, very good to see. If Cano gets back into it, the lineup takes on a vastly different personality. Meanwhile, Melky continues to prove he is nothing but a fourth OF at best. Not so good to see.

  590. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Everyone be careful during the rain delay; it might be watching you:

    http://www.sewerhorse.com/

  591. JB June 28th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    No trade Cano stuff here today???

    I’m shocked.

  592. mark June 28th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Any word on how long the delay will be? Are we talking hours?

  593. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    c’mon Nick.

    post the link.

    it’s a rain delay and we need a laugh, especially if it’s a Fixed News’ expense.

  594. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    David Robertson, come on down! You’re the next contestant on “The Bullpen is Right!”

  595. Trancers June 28th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Fox News is #1 for a reason. Because they actually give a conservative viewpoint. You know there is a reason why the MSM has been losing viewers for years.

  596. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Stormrider,

    I agree with you, except on Tabata. Either way, the Indians will get better offers than that.

    As long as the Sox don’t get him, I’m more than happy to let CC go somewhere else.

    Then the Yanks can sign him for no prospects (losing just their 1st rounder).

  597. jon June 28th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Mark, the likelihood is that Brett Gardner, while not giving the same power numbers, is more of a varied threat than Cabrera and we dont lose much in defense. Frankly, I need to start seeing something from Cabrera offensively. I think there was a stat from 2 nights ago that he’s been hitting at about .230 for a about a month or so…and he doesnt have the upside of a Cano, who we can wait on to get through a slump.

  598. Kramers Apt June 28th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    More bullpen auditions and tryouts.

    Always fun in late June in a pennant race.

  599. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Fox News breaking news report

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  600. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Can Robertson go 2 innings?

  601. jon June 28th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    anyone feeling a 6-out save from MO?

  602. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    I love how people who are in no position to know or do anything about the Melky/Gardner thing, are so certain they know what is going to happen.

  603. mel June 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Okay, so because it’s mid-inning it would be suspended if it didn’t resume today?

    Remember the Oriole game last year? Here’s a recap with an explanation of the new rule:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....00040.html

  604. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Yes I think Robertson was going 2-3 innings.

  605. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    “is more of a varied threat than Cabrera”

    What does that even mean? He’s faster. He’s walked a lot in the minors, which is good…but he also swings and misses a lot. Since big league pitchers KNOW he can’t hurt them much with his bat, they’re going to come right at him and his walks will drop. Who cares how fast he is if he can’t get on base? And there are reasons to think his AAA OBP will not translate to the bigs. So…

  606. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Mel- I think the score reverts back to the previous inning, so the Yankees would win 2-1.

    I think it is only suspended when the visiting team takes the lead in the top of the inning that is suspended.

  607. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    “Mark, the likelihood is that Brett Gardner, while not giving the same power numbers, is more of a varied threat than Cabrera and we dont lose much in defense.”

    what makes you think Gardner can hit big league pitching?

    If Melky was in AAA he’d probably be hitting much better than Gardner is.

    I agree Melky needs to step it up but the idea that Gardner can be the Yanks everyday CF right now isn’t likely.

    If Gardner starts tearing it up in AAA, sure. But right now, he’s a decent/good AAA hitter… not great.

  608. Matt June 28th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    You guys are overlooking the fact that in the Baltimore game, the Yankees took the lead in the top half. That’s why it’s suspended. Home team has to get last ups in an official game. This game if postponed would revert back to the score through 5 since the inning was not completed, in which the Yankees would win 2-1.

  609. jon June 28th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    And continuing with Melky Cabrera seems to be the answer as is? The question becomes how long do you go with a guy who literally can’t hit and decide NOT to try something else?

  610. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Bugsy, the link I’m talking about has nothing to do with Fox News, nor is it funny. It’s a video for an indie music song, over 6 minutes long, and it just shows a girl… well, she seems to be enjoying herself a lot but it’s not completely clear/shown what exactly she’s doing.

    Even though it’s not pornographic per se, I think it’s the kind of link that Pete would not appreciate being posted to his blog.

    But if you want to track it down yourself, the name of the band is Brightblack Morning Light and the name of the song is Everybody Daylight. Search for those on youtube and you’ll find it.

  611. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    “Okay, so because it’s mid-inning it would be suspended if it didn’t resume today?”

    I still think it depends on who had the lead and when. And I’m not sure if they mean completed _half_ inning or not.

    Like…if the top of the 6th had never happened, the Yanks would still have been winning, so…if the game is called I figure they win.

  612. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Did you guys see Thornton pitching the 7th for the White Sox? Nasty lefty…just nasty stuff…

    We used to have a guy with nasty stuff in our bullpen too, but he’s starting now and doing a darn good job too…

    It’s just too bad we can’t find someone to replace him…

    Oh well, those 7th and 8th innings are overated anyway-it’s not like someone has to pitch them every day…

  613. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Dynasty, come in from the rain, you’ll think better!

  614. mel June 28th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    From the link:

    The game fell under a new rule enacted this offseason, which states that if weather halts a game mid-inning it becomes suspended and resumes from that point. If the game was official (with five innings in the books) and was called after a completed inning, it would have been over.

    Had the game unfolded last season, the Orioles would have won. Under the old rule, the game is taken back to the last completed inning, and the result stands.

  615. Bob(the original) June 28th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    My God, I’m so freaking sick of rain delays this year.

    What is this, like the 15th or so?

  616. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    dynasty is destiny yeah starting igawa in his place would really help out..

    yeah having Joba pitch in the 8th of a 11 -2 deficit is key..

    dynasty is destiny the world is round not flat wake up……

    this rain delay kills the yanks because pettite only threw 74 pitches and santana is done anyway..bad break…

  617. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Nick,

    Funny you mention the rain-it’ll be because of the rain that Pettitte won’t get to continue and we’ll have to go to our bullpen…

    That should be fun…

  618. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Who ever said the 7th and 8th innings are overrated?

  619. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    The Fox News women look so uncomfortable wearing those skirts. They should go with a professional pants suit.

    Speaking of nice legs. A friend of mine ran into Kim Jones at a beach (I think it was last July). He took a picture of her. She looked pretty nice in a bikini.

  620. Kramers Apt June 28th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Man, Linebrink would be just awful for the Yanks pen. Good thing they didn’t sign him and signed Hawkins instead.

  621. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    stuart,

    Yeah, the world is round? Can you send me a link to prove it?

  622. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Yes, Dynasty, so take your frustrations out on Mother Nature and leave poor Joba alone!

  623. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Yeah, because they should have kept him in the pen, for rain out contingencies.

  624. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    How many years did Chicago sign Linebrink for?

    We gave a multi-year deal to Krazy Kyle, but we couldnt give one to Linebrink?

    …and then we go out and sign LaToya for 3.5 mill. granted its only one year…but still.

  625. jon June 28th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I agree…there needs to be some 7th/8th inning fixing…A LOT of fixing…but it wont matter if you cant get the ball to them. That’s why JOBA is in the right place right now.

  626. mel June 28th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    God is a Yankee fan, but whoever controls the weather up there HATES us.

  627. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    5) Weather, if a regulation game is called while an inning is in progress and before the inning is completed, and the visiting team has scored one or more runs to take the lead, and the home team has not retaken the lead; or

  628. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I am about 5 miles from the stadium – it is pouring and thundering and lighning and it’s pitch black out

  629. Scottzo June 28th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Linebrink would have cost money and we are the NYY and we don’t spend much money.

    Even though we got a starter in AAA making 5 mill.

    We can’t have a well paid reliever who actually gets people out. That would have been a terrible backup plan for the Joba to the rotation move.

  630. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    (4) Any suspended game not completed prior to the last scheduled game between the two teams during the championship season shall become a called game. If such game becomes a called game and
    (i) has progressed far enough to become a regulation game, and one team is ahead, the team that is ahead shall be declared the winner;

  631. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Linebrink got a bog big deal for many yrs.. he is great when nothing is on the line..

    obviously he is much better then Kyle but he still is a choker…..

  632. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    A friend of mine ran into Kim Jones at a beach (I think it was last July). He took a picture of her. She looked pretty nice in a bikini

    I bet she did. Kim has a smokin body.

  633. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Joba as a starter makes perfect sense right now…We have no Wang, no Kennedy, no Hughes…

    And Joba has been terrific as a starter so far-who can make a reasonable argument that we don’t need him in the starting rotation right now?

    But aren’t you guys a little surprised that there wasn’t any contingency plan for his absence in the ‘pen?

    Did Yankee mgmt really think the bullpen as it stands now could do the job?

    Really?

  634. Josh June 28th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    The yankees already had the lead.. if the game is called we win..

    i dont understand what all this debate is for.

  635. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Linebrink may be good when nothing is on the line, and a choker otherwise…

    but LaToya stinks even when nothing is on the line.

    damn!

  636. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    “The Fox News women look so uncomfortable wearing those skirts. They should go with a professional pants suit.”

    I don’t think the middle-aged white guys who frequent Fox News would agree with your pants suit recommendation.

  637. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Linebrink snagged 4 years/19 mil.
    He turns 32 this year; if Towers didn’t bother resigning him, that’s not a good sign for the whole contract.

  638. rconn23 June 28th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I love how people hate on Scott Linebrink. He may not be worth that big contract, but he’s a ton better than anything we have in our pen other than Mo.

  639. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Regarding CC-

    I think we stay in trade discussions to help insure he doesn’t go to BOS or TB…then go after him in FA.
    Let the CHC or MIL rent him for 3 months…

  640. CM June 28th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Gotta love FOX. Watching the Cubs/Sox game and the announcers were just about to launch into a story about what a great guy Ron Santo is when the producers interrupt with an All-Star Game graphic/ad. FOX Sports. A tradition of tastelessness.

  641. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Amen to that Mulligan!

    Keep him away from the AL East for the rest of the year.

  642. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Dynasty, you’re very close, but you have to admit (to yourself, even if you don’t want to say it here) that Joba in the rotation makes perfect sense regardless of the Wang/Hughes/Kennedy injuries. Then you will achieve nirvana.

    As for the ‘no contingency plan’ theory, how do you know? It’s still June.

  643. jon June 28th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    If we stay in the CC discussions, our only role should be to push up the cost for any other team that gets him. Make them give away the farm…
    Additionally, just read a hysterical quote about Ponson pitching against Texas (his most recent former team) on Wednesday. Specifically of interest, will be the at-bat of Milton Bradley, who after Ponson was cut by Texas said “Man, that dude has problems.” Milton Bradley is obviously the perfect picture of calm and the definition of sane.

  644. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) June 28th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Speaking of the Fox News women, here’s a funny one.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=oW0.....=rec-fresh

  645. Josh June 28th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    If matsui needs surgery, we should sign bonds.. i dont care if hes an ahole, every already hates the yankees anyway.

  646. Radio Daze June 28th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    The pen really needs to get sorted out and quick. We need to get rid of the dead weight. That means you LaTroy.

    You shouldn’t have taken #21.

  647. rconn23 June 28th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    No one knows how Brett Gardner is going to do, until he gets his shot. NO. ONE.

    Anyone can make all the projections they want, whether you think he’s going to be an on-base machine, or not able to hit major league pitching. We’re all just talking out our… well, you know, right now.

    The kid has a .410 .OBP in AAA, and despite his being left-handed – his numbers are great against left handers.

    He could come up here and fall on his butt. But again, no one knows that.

  648. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    “But aren’t you guys a little surprised that there wasn’t any contingency plan for his absence in the ‘pen?”

    No contingency? SO they’re elevating relieves through the farm system, for absolutely no reason but their amusement?

  649. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I don’t think the middle-aged white guys who frequent Fox News would agree with your pants suit recommendation.

    exactly. as you’ll see in the link, Fox is sponsored by Viagra for good reason.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  650. Scottzo June 28th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    “He turns 32 this year; if Towers didn’t bother resigning him, that’s not a good sign for the whole contract.”

    Considering that the Pods traded him to Mil and SD never resigns anyone, I don’t think that should be a red flag.

  651. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Bobby Jenks looks like he’s pregnant

  652. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    “Did Yankee mgmt really think the bullpen as it stands now could do the job?

    Really?”

    Rivera – ridiculous; even better than expected
    Farnsworth – has been ok
    Bruney – good til hurt
    Ohlendorf – disappointing
    Veras – pretty good
    Edwar – not bad
    albaladejo – alright til hurt
    britton – ok then hurt
    hawkins – ouch

    I mean, what did you expect? The Yanks bullpen has not been costing them as many games as poor starting pitching or their hitting with RISP has. How many teams have quality bullpens all the way through?

  653. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    p.s. Yanks management also knew they had a bunch of arms in the minors and that some of them (not all) would fill a spot or two

  654. jon June 28th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    RConn…I am suspecting that you believe he’s worth a shot, at least….and that’s all I was talking about above. He’s worth a shot and frankly, with Matsui on the DL, and possibly gone for a little while longer due to surgery, a shot is what Gardner should get to see what he can do. If anything, it would most likely not be a huge decrease from Melky’s current production.

  655. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Smart dealing by Towers to trade him before expiration then

    No way Bonds will be in the majors this season on any team; the powers that be hate him

  656. rconn23 June 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    “He turns 32 this year; if Towers didn’t bother resigning him, that’s not a good sign for the whole contract.”

    Age 32 isn’t old for a reliever. And he’s been great for the White Sox this year.

  657. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    “But aren’t you guys a little surprised that there wasn’t any contingency plan for his absence in the ‘pen?
    Did Yankee mgmt really think the bullpen as it stands now could do the job?”

    Do you really think that there have not been and will be no further changes to the bullpen? I have a feeling the Yankees do have some sort of plan.

  658. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Angel,

    With all due respect, calling up “farm system” relievers does not sound like a contingency plan to me…

    Relievers that have proven themselves on the Major League Level-now that would have been a plan!

  659. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    “If matsui needs surgery, we should sign bonds.. i dont care if hes an ahole, every already hates the yankees anyway.”
    This would possibly be the only move that could ever make me question my 20+ year allegiance to the NYY..

  660. Vrsce June 28th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    How long until they call this game?

  661. Josh June 28th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    the goal is to win games, not worry about egos

  662. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Man if we can get Bruney back…that would be real nice.

  663. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    “No one knows how Brett Gardner is going to do, until he gets his shot. NO. ONE.”

    ok, lets call up Matt Carson and Miranda too. NO. ONE. knows how they will do either.

  664. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Well thats your perception. Being that you were not privy to the discussions that went around transitioning Joba to the rotation, you can’t possibly know that they didn’t have a contingency plan. Just because its not a plan you’re happy with, doesn’t mean they didnt have one.

  665. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    give Eric Duncan a shot at first while we’re at it.

  666. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    restart is at 7:10 according to Pete

  667. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    “Age 32 isn’t old for a reliever. And he’s been great for the White Sox this year.”

    Great for year 1; perfectly fine. It’s expected.
    Year 2? Maybe, maybe not. Probably still good.
    Years 3 and 4 are what’s the question about. Relievers tend to not last very long, unless they’re great closers.

  668. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    “Bobby Jenks looks like he’s pregnant”

    Jenks, Colon, and Sir Sid don’t due much for the MLB pitchers are world class athletes argument.

  669. leokitty June 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Vrsce: game is back on at 7:10

  670. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    “Angel,

    With all due respect, calling up “farm system” relievers does not sound like a contingency plan to me…

    With all due-respect, the best bullpens over the past several seasons have been built with young arms from within. Big free agent signing relievers have failed at an alarmingly high rate. It’s not an exact science by any means. It’s extremely difficult, but Cashman has taken the right approach… NOT overpaying for longterm deals for aging relievers.

  671. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    The question I have is, how many games since Joba has gone to the rotation has the bullpen performed badly, that weren’t games that they were already losing badly because of bad starting pitching in the first place?

  672. Vrsce June 28th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks Leo

  673. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    I still dont understand why this Joba thing is up for debate? The fact is that if he didnt get his “innings” this year, due to being in the bullpen, it would mean that he’d still be at a low innings limit next year, etc….that means, turning him into a full-fledged started would not happen until 2010 at the earliest. Frankly, whatever “plan” the Yankees had/have or didnt have, Joba as a starter is where he needs to be, bullpen be damned.

  674. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Programming note: Tomorrow’s game on TBS.

  675. Boston Dave June 28th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I really liked Justin Speier. The Angels signed him to a big 4 year deal and we was really good last year. Now he has an ERA over 5.

    It’s easy to point to a reliever having a good year and say “we should have signed him”. What’s not easy is saying which guys will succeed for the length of their contract, and which will not.

  676. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Game time restart is two minutes

  677. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Last very long at a high level, I mean.
    Last in the league in terms of having a job, well, that’s easier.

  678. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Amen, Angel. Not liking the plan doesn’t mean that there wasn’t one.

    And if the argument is that Joba should have remained in the pen unless there was someone as good as Joba to replace him there… please.

  679. Steve June 28th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    “The Mets and Yankees could cure droughts around the world by traveling around and playing games. It rains every time they have a series.”

    Somebody needs to tell Joba to stop doing that rain dance in the dugout.

  680. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Boston Dave,

    But couldn’t we have atleast seen what some of those “arms from within” could do before we drastically weakened our bullpen?

  681. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    “the goal is to win games, not worry about egos”

    Bonds is a World Class A-hole who knowingly CHEATED to break the most hallowed record in MLB…plus, isn’t he still under indictment for 15 FELONIES?

  682. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Pettitte has warmed up and is coming out for the 6th inning.

  683. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    “Frankly, whatever “plan” the Yankees had/have or didnt have, Joba as a starter is where he needs to be, bullpen be damned.”

    How can we win without a bullpen?

  684. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Bostan Dave do not use logic and support your arguements intelligiently..

    Don’t do it.. the league is littered with bad relief pitching contracts.

    relief pitchers are the biggest gambles in baseball they have the most varience in performance..

  685. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Andy back out..alrighty

  686. JoeT 28 in 09!! June 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    no score in Jupiter – IPK starting the 5th inning right now, looks good/not great though. Right now he’s at 4.1 2 hits no runs, got here in the 2nd so I’m not sure about BB/K

  687. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Yes!!!!

    Pettitte is back out there!

    GO YANKS!

  688. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    The Vet coming back for the 6th…sweet

  689. rconn23 June 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    “ok, lets call up Matt Carson and Miranda too. NO. ONE. knows how they will do either.”

    Ahh, sarcasm.

    Look, Gardner has put up numbers to deserve a call up. Just don’t see how anyone can deny this. Melky is not a good offensive player. He just isn’t. How is this up for debate?

  690. Glenn (sign me up for Freel) June 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Jose Veras will be one of the pitchers leading up to Mo but insurnace runs are needed.

  691. frits June 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    ironic you should bring up felonies, mr. sir sidney ponson fan.

    is DUI a misdemeanor, or a felony? hmm….

  692. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    “Programming note: Tomorrow’s game on TBS.”

    Not in NY. In NY it’s YES or CW11. TBS is blacked out in NY.
    And the irony is Ron Darling is doing the game for TBS. He’s a Met announcer and won’t be seen in NY.

  693. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Nice to see Andy back out there. I hope we see Robertson today.

    Kevin

  694. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Dynasy, just be at peace with yourself. Admit the truth to yourself. Then you will be happy.

  695. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Dynasty…

    How can you win if you dont have a starter that gets them the ball with a lead?

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

    Wow, they put Andy back in? Wasn’t expecting that.

  697. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    How can we win without kick butt starting pitching?
    The bullpen will go through it’s ups and downs. Let’s just hope this offense can back it up when those “down moments” occur.

    Let’s go Andy

  698. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Like I said.

    Glad we got that insurance run.

  699. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Well that wasn’t good
    3-2 game now

  700. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    So glad Reyes got picked off, too.

  701. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    “Dynasty…

    How can you win if you dont have a starter that gets them the ball with a lead?”

    How can you win if you don’t have a bullpen that can maintain a lead?

  702. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    This is like going in circles-sigh

  703. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Tried going in again on Wright after the foul off his foot…gotta get that ball really down, and deep inside…should have been damn near on the ground.

  704. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Dynasty, have you learned nothing lo these many months?

  705. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    “ironic you should bring up felonies, mr. sir sidney ponson fan.

    is DUI a misdemeanor, or a felony? hmm….”

    Not sure about Sir Sid’s actual arrest record…but a DUI

  706. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Dynasty, S.A., Jon… Endless Loop: See loop, endless.

  707. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    It’s a lot easier to find a reliever with 1-2 good pitches than find a guy with 4-solid pitches and a #1 starter attitude.

  708. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Okay, I can live with this. Another insurance run would be spectacular, though.

  709. MrMulligan (Sir Sidney Ponson Fan) June 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Pettitte guts out the 6th…Giambi makes a play…maybe it is our day.

  710. CaptainsCorner June 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I can’t believe that Pettitte came back after the long delay. It is AMAZING how many times the Yanks miss there spots on pitches to Wright. What part about pitching him inside do they not understand? Everytime he has gotten a hit in this series the pitches have been right down and on the outside part of the plate..The only part of the plate he can hit. You would think he is a hall of famer with the Yanks missing so much and giving him meatballs.

  711. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    All right, do you pinch-hit for Pettitte? He leads off.

  712. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    We need some insurance runs.

  713. Arun June 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    The Stache is looking more and more like The Don every minute. Nice pick there . . .

  714. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I am really disliking David Wright.

  715. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    we def need more insurance runs

  716. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    TO Pinch-Hit or Not to Pinch-Hit, this is the question.

  717. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    somebody needs to held accountable for that “my sharona” mohegan sun commercial. absolutely inexcusable. even worse…the guys who had to sing and act in that

  718. thunderfangabe June 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    some people spend a lot of time complaining when they call up the guys from the minors. but a ton of players that are in the big leagues came from the minors. everybody’s gotta have a debut sometime before they become a fixture. just seems like some NYY fans don’t want the “tryouts” or “testing” to be in the bronx.

  719. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Pinch hitter?

  720. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    “It’s a lot easier to find a reliever with 1-2 good pitches than find a guy with 4-solid pitches and a #1 starter attitude.”

    It’s supposedly so much easier as you say, and yet we never seem to be able to find that reliever…

    Why is that, I wonder?

  721. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    The need a new Giambi gameday photo of him with the ‘stache.
    I don’t even recognize him without it anymore

  722. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Fran,

    He’s their Jeter. Steps up against certain teams.

  723. JoeT 28 in 09!! June 28th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    IPK finished in Jupiter – 5 innings, no runs, 2 hits

  724. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    The MLB (and the Feds…) hate Bonds (for the record breaking and the lying), simple as that. That’s why he won’t be signed.

    Cause hell, Scott Spiezio still got a job again. And he only plead guilty to a DUI and hit-and-run…oh, and got charged with aggravated assault and assault ‘n’ battery, but those got dismissed.

  725. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Betemit is really a terrible hitter from the right-side. This is one of those occasions, I miss Shelly. Albeit, the 2007 incarnation.

  726. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    (moral of the day: lying is worse than driving under the influence, or fleeing after hitting someone with your car!)

  727. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    betemit has to be replaced with someone better

    ill say it again: damon is back in his funk

  728. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Wow, Johnny is not having a good day, is he?

  729. Keepin' On June 28th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    6 outs before Mo?

    With this pen?

  730. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    IS Jupiter a Single-A or GCL start?

  731. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    jon, you are absolutely right about that Mohegan Sun commercial, I’ve commented about it a few times here. It’s an absolute atrocity. It’s worse than Dynasty’s Joba nonsense, it’s worse than ER’s trolling, it’s worse than Guieseppe Franco’s Procede commercials, it’s worse than famine… wow, it’s bad.

  732. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Veras in the 7th…lets take “bets”…what does he do?

  733. Ollie June 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Dynasty makes great points.

    Why not have both?

    Why not have great starters and great relievers??

    Joba is a starter. Everyone knows it. But why didn’t they find someone to pitch the 8th knowing he was going to the rotation?

  734. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    3 runs will not be enough to win this one

  735. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    …Was that kid really drinking that water?

  736. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Veras to Farnsworth to MO?

    Thoughts, Bueller, anyone?

  737. Steve Levy's Hair June 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    “jon, you are absolutely right about that Mohegan Sun commercial, I’ve commented about it a few times here. It’s an absolute atrocity. It’s worse than Dynasty’s Joba nonsense, it’s worse than ER’s trolling, it’s worse than Guieseppe Franco’s Procede commercials, it’s worse than famine… wow, it’s bad.”

    Add in worse than your many lame quips, Nick. Comedy isn’t your forte.

  738. YanksFanMan June 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I’m wondering if Veras/Farnsy will do it quick or drag it out to put my stomach in knots tonight with this 1 run lead….

  739. farnsworthy June 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    back to back to back homeruns against veras

  740. Marco June 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    We need more than 3 runs with Farnsworth pitching.

  741. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Rebecca,

    This is for you…

    http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/.....37872.jpg/

  742. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I had the same thought Rebecca. Where is that kid’s parent? You’d think if he had enough money to sit in the first row, he’d have enough to pay someone to watch him as well. He was drinking tarpaulin water.

  743. jessica(Let's Go Yankees) June 28th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    man,we have two more innings before Mo.

  744. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    crap – stifled by bullpen arm… sheesh

  745. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    My heart is pounding and I’m pacing again.

  746. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Everyone’s a critic, SLH.

  747. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    “Add in worse than your many lame quips, Nick. Comedy isn’t your forte.”

    Says someone called “Steve Levy’s Hair”

  748. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    andy phillips looks like a gangster in his mets cap

  749. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I hope we don’t see Farsnworth – he pitched yesterday and I’m almost out of beer. I miss 255-KEGS.

  750. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Remember the good old days when the Yankee offense would get busy when they saw Farnsworth warming up?

  751. Arun June 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Shelley it seemed was a little too cocky when he came into the league, and now the game has humbled him. Sooner or later, either Betemit or Shelley will seperate themsef from the other. I give it a year max before it happens or one is waived/traded.

  752. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    that kid definitely drank that water.

  753. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    mel: We took the other Lopez, but I appreciate the thought!

  754. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    come on Veras. 1 more

  755. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Tarp water, city water… 6 of one, half dozen of the other.

  756. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    No walks, PLEASE

  757. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Rebecca,

    That’s not why I sent it. Worse than Colon!

  758. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    oh boy

  759. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Veras through the 7th inning. 3 outs to Mo.

    (Hope the Yanks can score a few more this inning for insurance.)

  760. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Yessss! Veras gets it done!!!!

    GO YANKS!

  761. CaptainsCorner June 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Let me guess Yanks don’t get an insurance run and Farns does his best to F’ this game up.

  762. YanksFanMan June 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Veras did his job. Come on offense – get 2 or 8 for a cushion for Farnsy.

  763. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    mel: ! Point!

    Great inning from Jose. So if we score, say, two, three here, do we get to see Robertson?

  764. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Bring back Veras? Anyone?

  765. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    6 more outs. I’d give my left mac nut to win this game.

  766. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    I’ll take that inning from Veras…although, the hitters didnt necessarily frighten me. Who goes out in the 8th? Not Farnsworth…right?

  767. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Who pitches the 8th?

  768. Lou in socal June 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    my money is on the mop to screw it up

  769. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Its all fun and games until somebody loses a nut.

  770. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Zach,

    Yes. Bring back Veras and go to Mo if he gets in trouble.

  771. Bugsy June 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    more cowbell!

  772. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Good job by Veras!

    Now please, for the love of Bronson Arroyo, get like 5 more runs.
    You know who may be a comin in the 8th!

  773. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    farnsworthy
    June 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    back to back to back homeruns against veras
    ————-
    good predicition. how do you spend the millions you win in all those lotteries?

  774. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    You won’t see Robertson unless the Yanks score about 6 runs. This is not the time to experiment with the kids.

  775. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  776. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    oh boy…thats farnsworth warming. hahahaha….get ready.

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

    Farnsworth sighting…

  778. Eugie June 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    “Who pitches the 8th?”

    The one, the only…

    Kyle Farnsworth

  779. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I’m for bringing Veras in the 8th and maybe having Mo on stand-bye just in case

  780. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Odds that Farnsworth has a 1-2-3 inning…nil

  781. ian kennedy June 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    i pitched a 2 hittew!! yaaaayyyy!!1 n i stwuck out 4 in 5 innings. i’m a stwikeout mastew like k igawa! LOOOLZ!!1

  782. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Well there goes that plan.
    **gulp**

  783. Arun June 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Amazing I remember reading the Yanks signed Veras a couple winters ago after he was waived and he was quoted as saying the Yanks are going to give him the opportunity to setup for and mentor under Rivera whom he idolized. What’s amazing is he has practically reached that point after a couple years in the organization and you can see him trying to model Rivera mentally out there. Maybe quite the story eventually . . .

  784. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) June 28th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Who will homer next,
    Wright,
    Beltran,
    or Delgado?

  785. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    You have to love that Mo is already stretching…they know if one runner gets on…its Mo’s time.

  786. farnsworthy June 28th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    ian kennedy – high five, man! you’re one foot out of the crib.

  787. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    How many times has Manuel gone out there today for something?

  788. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    ER,

    Hopefully Giambi?

  789. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Arun: Veras is quickly turning into one of the only reliable arms in the pen outside of Mo and once in a while Farnsy.

  790. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Melky would have slid under that tag, leaving no doubt.

  791. farnsworthy June 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    farnsworth will pitch a perfect 8th, with 3 KS! GOOOOOOO!

  792. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Is everyone sour on IPK? I mean…the dude is 23? I question his mentality more than his talent. I dont think he can handle New York…as he already stated earlier this year when he was optioned to Scranton saying “At least I wont be scrutinized on every pitch…”. Ok..lets trade him to KC.

  793. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    We need this insurance run badly!

  794. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    No way that pitch fools Jorge. Double in the gap coming right up!

  795. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Hopefully Posada?

  796. Proctor June 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Another run here would be nice.

  797. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    farnsworthy…are you kyle farnsworth in the yankees bullpen, where you should be warming up rather than on this message board? If so, then you must be drinking too during the game.

  798. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Does anyone have a Compasine I can take before Farnsworth comes out to pitch the 8th?

  799. farnsworthy June 28th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    ian kennedy broke down in the locker room and faked an injury. he will never make it in NY.

  800. Debster June 28th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I like when ER posts.

    It means the Yanks are winning.

  801. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Heeeeere weeeeeeee goooooo….farnsworth…….should be interesting. my call…if he blows this, girardi has no legs to stand on anymore, with putting him in there (he really shouldnt have any legs already).

  802. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Any chance Veras will pitch the 8th?

  803. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Hey I still have faith in IPK, and I’d like to seem him flourish.

    But given the opportunity, I’d trade him a second for Sabathia or Bedard, for that matter.

  804. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    This could be interesting.

  805. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    oh man. my hemorrhoids are flaring up…and i dont even have hemorrhoids!

    c’mon krazy kyle!

  806. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Can Mo pitch 5 outs? He hasn’t pitched since Sunday.

  807. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Mr. Bookman talking about the Polski-pump for the Holiday Inn

  808. 26 Rings June 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    “Ian Kennedy’s line from today’s game between the Single-A Tampa Yankees and Palm Beach Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.: 5 2 0 0 1 4. 74 pitches/47 strikes.”

    No one dominates minor leaguers quite like IPK. Maybe Igawa a close 2nd.

  809. daver June 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    who would you rather see pitch the 8th…farnsworth or the untested rookie robertson?

  810. farnsworthy June 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    No, farnsworth is the set up man and SHOULD pitch in the 8th.

  811. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    oh no. they are playing that “intense” chicago bulls music.

    not a good sign.

  812. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I really wish Giambi or Posada had gotten a hit there for an insurance run.

  813. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Oh no. Here we go! Time to pray people

  814. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Wow…Posada at first.

  815. Tyler June 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    The thing that scares me is Farnsworth is terrible on his 2nd day pitching in a row…. plus he gets Wright (who kills us) and Beltran who can be pesky vs. the Yanks

  816. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    2 more outs Farnsworth.

  817. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I need a Valium. Mel, do you have one by any chance? Kyle will send me to the emergency room yet.

  818. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Did I just hear that correctly?

  819. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Ok, Tim McCarver needs to shut up. He’s “blossomed” under Girardi? Now Buck extolling Farnsworth? These guys are utter morons.

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

    Posada’s played first before.

    I like Molina behind the plate if someone gets on base.

  821. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    I am VERY nervously sipping on a Dr. Pepper right now.

  822. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    He got away with a hanger there on 1-1

  823. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    wheeeew!

  824. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Yeah, Farns is dominating.

  825. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Anyone else having difficulty breathing? I really think Krazy Kyle is bad for my health

  826. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Scary…

  827. YanksFanMan June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Oh Lord Farnsy…one more….one more!!

  828. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    1 more out Kyle. They’re hitting them hard, but right at people.

  829. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Oh my god. Bring in MO for 4 outs. PLEASE!!!

  830. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    omg – farnsy is getting it done :)

  831. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    …he’s getting smacked, as per usual.

  832. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    One more out, Kyle. You can do it!

  833. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Damon saves the day..

    Kevin

  834. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Farnsworth’s been scary so far, but, 2 outs.

  835. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    mccarver, why he would tape his fingers makes no sense

    farnsworth has blossomed under girardi

  836. Astoria John June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    wow, i’ve never ever heard of the no doubles defense.
    thanx McCarver

  837. jessica(Let's Go Yankees) June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    my heart almost stop

  838. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Why isn’t he bringing Mo in for four outs?

  839. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    TKinDC…lets not get ahead of ourselves.

  840. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Note to self: Do not suck on hard candies while Farnsworth is pitching. You will most certainly choke.

  841. Arun June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Rebecca,

    But we’ve yet to see J. Brent/J.B. Cox (gotta love the name and the sinker), Robertson (who is at least at the park), and of course the supposed heir to the throne Melancon. Who knows Hughes could end up out there. I hope they trade for Damaso Marte personally.

  842. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Just one more, Farnsworth!

    Let’s Go! We want to believe!

  843. Rishi June 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Mo for 4 please

  844. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Good. Stall and bring in MO.

    Bring in MO!

  845. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    what about the “no homerun” defense???

  846. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    anyone have any time table on robertson, melacoln, or cox?

  847. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    J-Dawg, I’m very nervously guzzling a gallon of vodka.

  848. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    This is so scary.
    It’s even sadder that I find this so scary

  849. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I wouldnt mind Marte either…Fuentes is probably a cheaper option in Colorado, though, I think he’s been shaky…
    2-2 on Beltran…what does he do?

  850. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    2 catchers on the mound at the same time is illegal and shall result in an automatic dbl

  851. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    TKinDC, do you think Farnsy had to go back to Atlantis to get his webbing sewn up?

  852. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Girardi is SO stubborn sometime.

  853. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Wow….hell has frozen over…he’ll get bombed next time out

  854. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Kyle with a 1-2-3 8th!

    Everyone can breathe again!!

  855. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Yessssss!!!!!!

  856. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    w00t!

  857. mel June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I’ll give my right mac nut for 3 more outs.

    Sorry, Kill, no valium. But I’ll send you the can of mac nuts if Houston beats Boston today.

  858. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Thank God. Done to my last roach and last ounce.

  859. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Anyone need the paramedics?

  860. YanksFanMan June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Farnsworth!

    Now this frightens me. With the improbable happening as Veras and Farnsworth held the one run lead…could this be bizzaro day and Mo gives up the lead? This current tun of events is messing with my mind!

  861. Anyone but Farnsworth June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Still trade the hick

  862. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    ***Down to my***

  863. Vrsce June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Actually Jon
    He is a good pitcher.

  864. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Nice Inning. Kyle. I still might heave though my heart hasn’t been hammering like this since that Sunday night in Boston last year when MO walked the bases and then got Big Fatti to pop out to Jeter.

  865. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Nick –

    lol – whatever is keeping that webbing together seems to work!

  866. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    keep the tape on the fingers all season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  867. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    holy crap..krazy came through!

  868. Pedro June 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    That was wild, but at least it’s a zero.

  869. David NY June 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    They still need another reliable arm out there.

  870. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) June 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    GreenBeret7- LOL!! Any way that you slice it, watching Kyle Farnsworth pitch leads to gallons and gallons of liquid being consumed, and he makes it through the 8th! Wow!!

  871. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    green- not sure that is the type of thing you should advertise on a blog. :lol:

  872. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    My stomach is so queasy right now I MIGHT have to guzzle Scotch to settle it.

    Any chance we can squeeze an insurance run with the bottom of the order?

  873. Tyler June 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Trade Farnsworth right now…. Peak Value baby

  874. David NY June 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Pete is right on.

    The relief ace should be pitching to 2-3-4.

    But managers always go by the book.

  875. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Vrcse…I’d rather Farnsworth was a good pitcher o another team.

  876. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    How about Melky does something here. He hasn’t gotten a big hit in a while.

  877. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) June 28th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Nice job, Kyle !

    But I’ve a bad feeling that Mo will blow this one

    Btw, Sux and Rays are winning (will win) tonight

  878. jon June 28th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    this should make everyone’s day better after krazy kyle….
    http://www.break.com/index/dru.....owned.html

  879. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    cano just yelled: goneau!!!!

  880. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    ER, that’s blashemy. Hush your mouth. I always defend free spech but that’s too much even for me to abide. Some thing are sacred. LOL.

  881. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Jennifer, they gotta catch me first. Either that, or, I’ll just say that Rebecca hijacked my SN and was talking about herself.

  882. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) June 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    And in the 9th it can be Rivera time, and I would feel more comfortable with Geraldo Rivera pitching the 9th inning as opposed to Farnsworth.

  883. Astoria John June 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    so i guess we will probably be introduced to young David Robertson in tomorrow’s game. looking forward to it.

  884. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    “Btw, Sux and Rays are winning (will win) tonight”

    Who cares? It doesn’t matter when you win them, just that you win them. I only care how the Sox are doing when they’re playing the Yankees.

  885. jon June 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Vr…were you referring to fuentes as a good pitcher or farnsworth?

  886. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Come on JOHNNY!!!!!

  887. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    GB, you are never going to let me live it down, are you?

  888. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    i knew i hated damon for other reasons…hes a fan of cindy crosby

  889. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    That gritty, innings-eating gamer Livan Hernandez is trailing 5-0 to the Brewers in the 3rd with men on base. But he’s still hungry.

  890. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Of course I will, Rebecca. I can’t live forever.

  891. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    The real Sandman enters the game now..

    Kevin

  892. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    way to take a pitch capt’n

  893. Glenn June 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Another good move Cashman didn’t make. Carlos Beltran. Waaaaay overpaid.

  894. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Lol. Cindy Crosby.

  895. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    god forbid they get an insurance run!

  896. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Okay, MO TIME. Time to save Andy’s bacon for the 54th time!

  897. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Astros cut lead in half, 4-2.

  898. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    “But no one ever accused him of intellectual brilliance.”

    Friend of mine’s mother is a lawyer for the MLBPA. Damon used to be active in the union, so he’d call their house sometimes. He is DUUUUUUUUUUUUMB.

  899. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I really thought Derek was going to get a hit there and drive in an insurance run

  900. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    cash wanted beltran, but not for $100 mil… another brilliant move by minaya.

  901. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    *rolls eyes at KS*

  902. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    come on MO!

  903. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Damon is also a bigtime supporter of the Wounded Warriors program. He may be a flag-waving “rah rah” patriot, but I don’t see anything wrong with that.

  904. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    “Astros cut lead in half, 4-2.”

    Why bother to watch? ER already told us that game’s over. And the Rays game too, with their dominating 1-0 lead in the 2nd.

  905. Jackson June 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    We need this one. With Rasner going tommorrow against Perez, who we never seem to hit, matchup doesn’t look good for us.

  906. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    2 Mo to go!

  907. Jackson June 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Thats one!

  908. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    1 down and 2 to go. Let’s go Mo.

  909. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    If I was making $12 mil a year and benefiting from Bush’s tax cuts, hell, I’d be a republican too. (even tho I’d throw up in my mouth every day because of it).

  910. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    5-4 Houston..wow. haha

    Kevin

  911. Rishi June 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    um – 5-4 Houston

  912. Astoria John June 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    carlos, did that call for time on an 0-2 count really do anything to forego what we all knew was going to happen???
    did it? really?
    Carlos yer just wasting our time, take the K like a man.

  913. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Yeah, I got that sense about Johnny. Although he sounds slower than he actually is because he suffers from a slight stammer. Evidently, he stuttered as a child.

    But hey, not every baseball player can have Reggie’s IQ.

  914. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    1 more to go.

  915. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Just 1 Mo!

  916. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    1 more mo

  917. Jackson June 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Houston has gone ahead 5-4. One more to go MO!

  918. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    “Perez, who we never seem to hit”

    He has been totally unable to throw strikes lately. I reaaaally hope they don’t go out there and help him out all day.

  919. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Yessssssssss!

  920. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    “Mrs. Nixon is finished.” — Nixon, by Oliver Stone

  921. jon June 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Whozat…that would be the obvious…but I was more curious about the particulars others gave me. However, I’ve seen Damon speak on TV a number of times…not the sharpest tool in the shed. Nonetheless, he is the type of guy who would run through a wall, so thats fine by me.

    BAM…Mo is SICK

  922. Stormrider6 June 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Mo STRIKES again!

  923. Fran June 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    That’s the game! Yanks win 3-2!

    Great pitching today. Going for the series win tomorrow.

  924. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    The Pirates tied it up too.

  925. mel June 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Wow. Scoreboard’s lighting up in Pittsburgh and Houston. Let’s go NL Central!

  926. Tom June 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    i was wrong

    3 runs was enough!!!!

  927. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Greatest Of All Time! GOAT!!!

  928. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    WE BEAT JOHAN SANTANA!

    WE MESSED WITH THE JOHAN!

    ******

    Okay, okay. Yeah. But that was a great win.

  929. Jackson June 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Hey Wagner! THATS the way to save a game! Were you watching?

  930. Vrsce June 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Yankee pitching

  931. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    But…but…Jon Lester is the greatest young pitcher in the game! How can he have given up 5 runs in 3 IP…to the ASTROS!???

  932. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) June 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Mo does it yet again! And that’s really a terrific win to get after having to fight through these pesky delays. A feel-good victory and hopefully they can earn the sweep tomorrow.

  933. Pedro June 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    It’s been a pleasure to watch Mo. He’s godlike.

  934. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Sweeeeeeeeeeet!
    Let’s continue this winning business!

  935. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    There has never been a better 1 inning pitcher in the history of baseball. Enjoy him while he’s here. There’ll never be another like him.

  936. mel June 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Great win against all the odds. Santana, floods, pestilence, uh I mean Farnsworth.

    Bring your brooms along with the bats, guys.

  937. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    FIRE MANUEL!

  938. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Wait…is THAT the girl they replaced Hazel Mae with?!?!?!

  939. Arun June 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Great win. Same line as last Sunday when I was at the game but a better game even though they both had rain delays. This was a great win though. Go Yankees!!!!!!!

  940. Astoria John June 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    YES should put together for next year’s memorial day weekend a Mariano Marathon. Every…pitch…ever…I would tivo it and play it in the background always, instead of the WB yule log, there’s Mariano….need some quiet time to read a little put it on mute and let play….it would be so relaxing.

  941. Salvie June 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Mo!

  942. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) June 28th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    woo
    Yanks win

  943. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    “Manolo, Mrs. Nixon is finished.”

  944. Q Bert June 28th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    If Giese would have been even semi decent this could have been sweep tomorrow.

  945. V June 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    # ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) June 28th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    woo
    Yanks win

    ER is sad the Sox are losing. Go away troll.

  946. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] June 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Jose Reyes ruined the game for the Mets.

    Met pitching was good.

  947. yankeestech June 28th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢)is a sick child with mental problems.

  948. BBB June 28th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Great game and GREAT pitching!!! Andy is a warrior and his pickoff of Reyes owned my soul. I hope I have dreams about it every night for the next week :) Felt damn good to watch him outpitch Johan too. And for all this stuff we’ve heard about Santana being a good hitter, Pettitte actually looked better than him at the plate. Just sayin, lol.

    Anyway, MO was filthy as usual. Everyone hear the stat on FOX that the .161 OBP he’s held opponents to this year is the lowest in baseball history for a reliever with over 20 saves? (or something like that, I was too busy being enthralled by his greatness to listen 100% intently.) We are so, so lucky that we get to watch him close out games for our beloved Yankees. Mariano for Cy Young!!

  949. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Lost in the sauce. I know Andy threw the ball to actually pick off Jose. But Jorge alerted him to Jose being way off second. Jorge stood up took off the mask, Andy whirled around and threw him out.

  950. stuart June 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    dynasty is destiny what were you saying about the pen???

    Yeah starting Joba is a bad idea!!!!Veras has been solid, kyle is still high risk, they need some of the young pen arms.. Hopefully Robertson can pitch..

    4 hits and 3 runs really they did nothing against Johan but we will take the victory…

  951. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Hopefully we can tee off on Oliver and Robertson can get in a game.

  952. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

  953. kill.schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    And by the way, if you were a green beret, greenberet, I salute your service to the country.

  954. BBB June 28th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Jennifer, right on. It was a great play at both ends.

  955. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    What does this have to do with Johnny Damon?

  956. BBB June 28th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Oh and speaking of great plays, Jeter showed range to his left today! Take that UPenn stat geeks! :D

  957. nyyfaninlaaland June 28th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I try to imagine ER is so aware of the fact that he/she is always wrong on about every comment, he/she makes them hoping they’re wrong.

    Of course, I also ignore them.

  958. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    And Alex forcing the balk on Johan. :) It is the little things that don’t show up. :)

  959. Vrsce June 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Petite beats Santana,

    A fitting result.

  960. BBB June 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    “4 hits and 3 runs really they did nothing against Johan ”

    Not to quibble after such a good win, but they did do something against him…took pitches, made him work and didn’t let him get away with BBs. Against a pitcher like Johan (who has pitched well even in his current losing streak) I consider that a success.

    Now if they can just keep it going tomorrow against the vastly inferior Perez. In the past they have always seemed to give away outs vs him!

  961. US Minty June 28th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Here is where the loss of Wang really hurts. Length and hitting the bullpen. Wang always gave 7 innings. Rasner and Giese and Ponson will never give 7.

  962. nyyfaninlaaland June 28th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    By the way folks. Not that it’s so shocking, but the AL’s domination of the NL again is just unbelieveable. The Yanks win puts them at +50 I think.

  963. mel June 28th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Now that it’s over, a final comment about Santana. I do feel bad for him because over the last two seasons he’s been on crappy teams.

    His stuff is so incredible and he hardly has a stinker, but he seems to be cursed by lack of run support.

    Great pitcher, great guy. Best of luck to him with the Mets.

  964. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    6-4 Astros.

    Gritty gamer Livan still eating innings and still down 5-0.

  965. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Johnny Damon is very involved giving time (visiting Vet hospitals)and in raising money for the Wounded Warrior program.

  966. V June 28th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    “Now that it’s over, a final comment about Santana. I do feel bad for him because over the last two seasons he’s been on crappy teams.

    His stuff is so incredible and he hardly has a stinker, but he seems to be cursed by lack of run support.

    Great pitcher, great guy. Best of luck to him with the Mets.”

    Best of luck? Just go away, mel. Never wish luck on the Mets.

  967. Ole Yella June 28th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Livan or Dan Geese?

    Hmmmmmm

  968. Roofer June 28th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    “Livan or Dan Geese?

    Hmmmmmm”

    How about Sabathia or Harden? Sounds good to me.

  969. Kill-Schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Or better yet, heavens forbid, a Liberal!

  970. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Andy just credited Jorge. Said Jorge dancing out there and Jorge gave a sign.

  971. Sir Elton John June 28th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Livan has always been good at saving his money.

  972. Scottzo June 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Damon is more than a great player. He is a great person.

  973. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Wfan should be a good listen tonight.

  974. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Get back, Loretta.

    Just turned on the Houston game and saw that Mark L. took Lester out 3 runs.

  975. Matthew June 28th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Kill Schill dreams in red and for a “workers paradise”. Like a good Pinko.

  976. Kill-Schill(ing) June 28th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I’m out. Kudos to you for the serving the country Green Beret.

    Maybe, I was a little to hard on the Damons for idolizing Reagan. Different political strokes for different folks. He wasn’t my political hero, or even my idea of a good President, but if Johhny Damon continues to play well, I don’t care if he wants to meet Francisco Franco or Benito Mussolini.

    Peace out.

  977. Rodney June 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Gardner played LF today for SWB.

    Matsui is on the DL and Damon’s heal is still bothering him.

    Perhaps Damon will DH with Gardner in LF soon?

  978. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    The difference between Pettitte and Santana this year is that Pettitte usually pitches well enough to win and Santana has pitched well enough to lose. Regardless of the errors and other things, he seems to let it get to him and gives up the bombs that beat him.

  979. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    This is a good example of two extremes both looking stupid.

    No offense.

    The Astros are doing their best to give back the game.

  980. whozat June 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Wow. Great job Hunter Pence.

    “Gardner played LF today for SWB.”

    He’s been moving around the OF all season.

  981. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    kill-schilling

    Why don’t you do everyone a favor and put a sock in it.

  982. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    If you want to argue politics go onto a political site.

  983. Vrsce June 28th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    GreenBeret7

    Well said, plus Farnsworth pitches great.

  984. Sweet Brown June 28th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Santana would have been great in pinstripes.

    I’ve seen what Hughes and Kennedy can do and they don’t impress me.

    I’d rather win titles.

    We ain’t winning titles with guys like Giese and Rasner.

  985. nyyfaninlaaland June 28th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    By the way folks, Aceves was just put on the AAA DL.

    Doesn’t sound like a big thing, a groin tweak, but we’ll see. Don’t be countin’ on him as the next savior.

  986. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Ugh, Pedroyer ties the game in Houston.

  987. pat June 28th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    mel

    Santana has had bad luck but joining the Mets was solely his decision. With the no trade, he was in control of his destination and he chose NY and the guaranteed money they offered.

  988. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Vrsce, other than the homers off of Farnsworth, that, for the most part are only ugly, haven’t hurt that much (no blown saves). As painful as it is to admit at times, he has been a pleasant surprise. Doesn’t mean that I’m looking forward to year 4, though.

  989. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    I’ve been making fun of Livan, but he has, in fact, eaten innings. 7 innings, 4 ER, 115 pitches, down 5-0.

  990. mel June 28th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    pat,

    Weeeellll.. Since you put it that way, too bad, so sad for him. lol.

  991. nyyfaninlaaland June 28th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Rhapsody, doesn’t Matthew deserve the same rejoinder?

    And Sweet Brown, a little presumptious on our scouting ability no?

    Hey, I’d like it if we had Santana, but the cost in players and dollars was steep. Minny wanted to do a deal when they could get the most they could – not sure they succeeded, but the tough thing about big trades is both sides have to agree on the deal. Jury is still out – as stated above, we’ll be talking about this one for years.

  992. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Come on guys, there are other places to talk politics, this isn’t one of them.

  993. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Speaking of the Twins, when did Bonser get banished to the bullpen?

  994. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    In case people haven’t heard….2008′s “Strange Injury Of The Year” is brought to you by Brandon Inge of Detroit. Inge was placed of the 15 day DL, yesterday after straining an oblique while placing a pillow under his sleeping baby.

    I kid you not.

  995. nyyfaninlaaland June 28th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Fair minded of you Nick, but consuming innnings and losing is still losing. And the runs all came in the first 3 innings, so why not use him up when you’re well behind.

  996. YankeeJosh June 28th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Ugh.

    Just turned on the FAN and Adam the Bull is ranting like a lunatic about how Cashman is over-rated, how could Ponson and “Geese” be starting the double header yesterday and if there was a salary cap in baseball, the Yanks would be nothing. Clicked right off after that.

    Would be nice to hear some good sports talk radio.

  997. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    By the way folks, Aceves was just put on the AAA DL.

    Doesn’t sound like a big thing, a groin tweak, but we’ll see. Don’t be countin’ on him as the next savior.

    Ummmm.. it’s precautionary he will make his next start and work the 4 days in between w/ Rafy Chaves, so yeh not a big thing.

  998. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    YankeeJosh IDK how your overrated winning 2 titles and continueing to make the playoffs w/ your roster.

  999. mel June 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Blargh,

    Since he lost all that weight, he was reluctant to eat innings. :)

    Boston :(

  1000. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Adam the Bull really is an idiot

  1001. pat June 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    mel

    you funny.

  1002. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    NVV, that was a dig at another poster’s love of Hernandez’ innings eating (along with everything else not hidden from him) ability at the tune of a 5.75 ERA.

  1003. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    uhhh..”NYY” that is….

  1004. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Hmm, didn’t know innings were so calorie-ridden

  1005. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Wow, Houston is really, really bad.

  1006. YankeeJosh June 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    What gets me is the Yankees are playing really well now. Now Cashman has made mistakes, and perhaps he over-rated Kennedy. But it’s not his fault Wang and Hughes went down with injuries. Is it really a big deal that for one day the Yanks had two mediocre pitchers pitching? Plus as we all know, Cashman hasn’t always had full authority. I can understand making an anti-Cashman argument, but Adam the Bull was making an insane one. Ugh.

  1007. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    It’s not the innings themselves, it’s the ranch dressing.

  1008. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Adam the Bull is just what he is a Big moron, he knocks Brian Cashman as a GM, not even giving him credit for bringing a new philosphy of developing from within, guys like Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy Philip Hughes they still have promise, he saids how if the Yankees would have a salary cap they wouldn’t do this or that, I say he’s right because the dumb FA spending would have been done. The big problem is the media and retarded fan-base wants Cashman to pick up veterans in thier prime, there aren’t that many of them in the market, CC Sabathia is a risk, Rich Harden a huge risk, Ben Sheets (Pavano-esque risk)…these are the players that the so called geniuses want them to take, oh go get Marte forget he is 34 and a FA soon, go get Fuentes forget he is mid 30′s everyone thinks they know the solution but in reality all it does is create more holes.

  1009. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    YankeeJosh

    And the Mets signed a pitcher for 20 plus million over the next 6 years. Um Okay.

  1010. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Ranch dressing eh? I always knew that mayonnaise was bad news!

  1011. mel June 28th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Mo has saved 54 of Andy’s wins.

    Eckersly & Welch hold the record at 55.

  1012. Guiseppe Franco June 28th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Cut the BS with the political talk.

    This is supposed to be a blog about baseball.

  1013. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    That’s the big thing people are also missing the Santana deal so far how is it working out ? $ 20 million and that’s to a SP who is .500. He was suppose to have the best ERA in the NL, the analysts were talking about him winning 22 – 25 games this season, meanwhile reality is right now the bang for the buck isn’t there.

  1014. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Is it just me, or is Johan is a bit whiney? He’s like, “I’m doing all I can do”..

  1015. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Hair dresser, I’d almost rather read the political BS than the trolling BS or the constant whining of people like Stuart Little.

  1016. mel June 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    S.A.

    Well you can’t blame him for having seller’s remorse!

  1017. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    “I’d rather win titles.”

    Unless you have a spot on the 40 man roster – you aren’t winning anything.

  1018. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    lol-that’s true mel

  1019. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    LOL @ Stuart Little.

  1020. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Has there ever been a 7 loss CY Young winner? And hes not even done losing.

    :cough: should have denied the trade Johan :cough: but I guess thats his decision right? He wanted to be a loser.

  1021. Sweet Brown June 28th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Let’s hope the Sux pen blows this.

  1022. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    sa- he could have given up 1 run less than Andy did :)

  1023. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Unfortunetly I dont see the Sox blowing this game or tomorrow. But maybe we gain some games on them and or Tampa this week

  1024. yankeestech June 28th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    We all know Barack obama’s Marxism theology taxation economic policies will make the economy worst than it is now.

  1025. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    nyyfaninlaaland
    you missed the post below by me?
    I’m a registered independent, have been for 50 years. I can’t stand partisan politics, especially on a baseball site I frequent to get away from it.

    RhapsodyInBlue
    June 28th, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    If you want to argue politics go onto a political site.

  1026. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Who is francona going to choose as the closer for the ASG if Mo stays perfect? Mariano, Papelbomb, or K Rod?

  1027. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Sabathia had 7 losses last season
    Webb had 8 losses in 2006
    Colon had 8 losses in 2005
    Halladay had 7 losses in 2003
    Randy Johnson had 7 and 9 losses in 2000 and 1999, respectively

    It gets even prettier earlier; 1991 and 1993 saw both AL and NL Cy Young winners sporting 10-11 losses

    Wins usually more than offset losses, as far as Cy Young voting goes. Of course, Santana has been stuck at 7 wins for a while now given that run support has been sucking.

  1028. RhapsodyInBlue June 28th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Have fun folks, I know a few other baseball sites where Yankee baseball is being discussed.

  1029. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    no more politics on here please

  1030. stark June 28th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Craig Hansen is a godsend for Yank fans.

    Boston really may have a worse pen than we do.

  1031. YankeeJosh June 28th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I actually don’t have a huge problem with the Santana contract. He’s a once in a generation pitcher who even if his stuff slips, will have the guile to pitch through it. But I wouldn’t give the contract to anyone else, let alone an out of shape Sabathia.

  1032. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I’d rather the Yanks could steal Houston’s pudgy 1st baseman rather than Teixiera.

  1033. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Jason Jones pitching for AAA

    5 IP 1h 1bb 7 so

    This kid is flying under the radar all year.

  1034. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    4 days till Michel Inoa signs :D

  1035. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Maybe just maybe I was wrong about them not coming back.

  1036. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} June 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I agree. We have a hard enough time agreeing on the Yankees on this blog, without throwing any kind politics into the mix, lol.

  1037. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Couldn’t Gammons have picked a different Red Sox player to be the best setup man in the AL East? I can accept the homerism, but why Hansen?

  1038. mel June 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Passed ball by the Cap scores a run and puts the tying run @ second with zero outs.

    Make that one out.

  1039. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    like you said. Gammons is a homer

    Met fans complaining about Michael Kay being a homer. How is he being a homer when he is paid by the Yankees to talk about the Yankees?

  1040. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Gammons like Hansen because he catches child predators for MSNBC on his off days.

  1041. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Child predator catching is wonderful and all that, but I assume then that it doesn’t leave much time/concentration for mere baseball relieving work eh? :P

  1042. stark June 28th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    The Gomes at bat was ridiculous.

  1043. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    It will probably come down to Papelbon vs the middle of the lineup

  1044. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Speaking of creepy predators, Johnny Gomes just tied up the game again in Pittsburgh after our old pal Doug Mintyfresh had put the Pirates ahead.

  1045. stark June 28th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Inoa is going to the A’s by all reports.

  1046. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    It sounds like a Caddyshack joke, but Ty Wiggington just tied up the game in Houston!

  1047. mel June 28th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Delcarmen was Gammons’ pick last year and Hansen was this year’s pick.

    Karma’s a witch.

  1048. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    omg – is tony paige drunk? he is slurring

  1049. yankeestech June 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    justsaynodeal.com

    Houston has tied it 9-9. We need win tommorow and sweep the Rangers to gain some ground.

    Cashman needs to do something about our back end of our rotation. That’s a big weakness we have and it’s not going away any time soon.

    Hughes isn’t going to return soon it’s either Horne steps up or we are screwed.

    What if The Devil Rays call up David Price? Who needs CC when you have David Price in your system.!!!

  1050. stark June 28th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Wiggington would be a nice addition to the bench. Can play a lot of positions and can actually hit. How novel ofor a bench player in Yankee land.

  1051. stark June 28th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    The Sox have more problems in their pen than we do.

  1052. mel June 28th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Looks like a blown save in Detroit, too.

  1053. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Inoa is going to the A’s by all reports.

    smokescreen don’t believe it, and I know for a fact the Yankees are going to up the offer by Monday. Inoa’s group expects an offer 24-48 HRS from tonight.

  1054. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    This is a serious question.

    Do people at ESPN think Steve Phillips is a dumb a ss like we do?

  1055. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    omg – is tony paige drunk? he is slurring

    Take it easy on Tony he keeps it real

  1056. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Well if the A’s are looking at Inoa, hes gotta be good

  1057. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    omgggggg, the Tigers were up 5-2….. grrrrrrrrr, I had an certain interest in the Tigers winning that game.

  1058. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Let’s go Big Puma

  1059. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Do people at ESPN think Steve Phillips is a dumb a ss like we do?

    Gordon Damer does

  1060. Paulio June 28th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Berkman comes thru in the clutch.

  1061. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    WHat interest? The Tigers are a threat to us. If its just the As Rays and Twins, we should be fine with the WC, but add in the Tigers and its tough

  1062. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Does Houston have a closer? Can this really happen?

  1063. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    11-9 Houston baby

  1064. stark June 28th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Inoa would be a great pick up from all the reports Ive read about the kid.

    Maybe that is why we didn’t go for more signability players in the draft. Saving dough for the INT market.

  1065. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Valverde right? I think he’s pretty good, although he has been known to (gasp) pump his fist.

  1066. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Um, it was an off-shore financial interest. Otherwise, go Rockies.

  1067. blackdragon905 June 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Brandon,

    How come the espn article said that they yanks have dropped out of the inoa sweepstakes, is that so the price stays lower on him? i just don’t understand why they would pass on him, i keep hearing he is supposed to be great, do u have a little scouting report on him? and when all is said and done, do u think he will be a yankee?

  1068. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    He said he was 95% sure it would be the Mets-Mariners in the World Series. Everything he says, the opposite happens, just like Chris Russo

  1069. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I was watching the game today and I couldn’t help but think what an outstanding addition to the Yankees Santana would have been. Before they season I thought it would have been a terrible trade, because I loved Hughes and Kennedy, but at this point, it’s easy to see they were not as advertised. I’m the first one to admit that I was completely fooled. But now I think about it, Santana could have come to the Yankees and he wouldn’t have had to be “the guy” like he does on the Mets. He could have had Joba and Pettitte ahead of him and just prospered as a third starter. But I guess it’s too late to think like that.

    And props to Huston for outplaying the Sox tonight.

  1070. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Well if the A’s are looking at Inoa, hes gotta be good

    Beane’s been there 4 times personally, Cash has been there twice, Carlos Rios is keeping tabs on him and they are also keeping thier eyes on Yorman, Carlos Perez I think has a guaranteed deal already and recently they made a genorous offer to Giancarlo Arias a SS that can pick it and swing that’s all I know about him I can’t lie about what I know or don’t know w/ these FAs

  1071. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Nick,

    Oh ok, then thats different

    So what are the chances we land Inoa?

  1072. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    DRfS, it was nice of Phillips to leave that 5% for wiggle room.

  1073. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Brandon,

    How come the espn article said that they yanks have dropped out of the inoa sweepstakes, is that so the price stays lower on him? i just don’t understand why they would pass on him, i keep hearing he is supposed to be great, do u have a little scouting report on him? and when all is said and done, do u think he will be a yankee?

    It’s a negotiating ploy see Beane is willing to go $4 mil, the Yanks don’t want to be used in this, if Beane stays at 4 he most likely will up it to 5 just to make the Yankees spend more, so w/ the Yankees keeping quiet they may be setting thier target deals and finalizing some behind the scene things.

  1074. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I have no idea on Inoa, but I still say that Cashman should just say his bid is whatever the A’s are offering + some not-insubtantial amount of money.

  1075. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    DFox,

    We havent even seen a full season from Hughes yet. And its not being injury prone. Hughes is also 22 years old. Give Phil some time, maybe not Santana esque, but I bet he has more wins than Santana when its all said and done career wise

  1076. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team June 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Let’s go Valverde-nice and easy here

  1077. Buddy Biancalana June 28th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Nick-

    Don’t you agree baseball is a really tough bet? You must want to kill Todd Jones right now.

  1078. blackdragon905 June 28th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Will the yankees spend more than 4 million maybe 5 million on Inoa?

  1079. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    DSfS, I agree with you on Hughes, but I don’t know about the career comparisons, maybe we Hughes fans can just hope that Hughes ends up with more wins over the next 6 years. Or something like that.

  1080. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    If Boston, Mets, Detroit, and Tampa lose and the Yankees and Phillies win, its a good day

  1081. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    when did the Yanks trade Kyle Farnsworth to Houston?

  1082. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    But David Robertson for Setup, he clearly IS injury prone and that’s why we’re not going to see a full season from him this year, and who knows when we actually will. I mean it’s almost hard to believe he’s going to be really good even though he looked good at times last year just because of how badly he got abused earlier this season.

  1083. jay destro June 28th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    just got back from shea.

    what a long long day

    man mets fans are really bitter.

  1084. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    atta boy Youk! sit down!

  1085. Buddy Biancalana June 28th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Tigers are coming back.

  1086. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Buddy, I know all about it, and I do want to kill Jones, but I also want to hug Miggy Cabrera. Huge comeback win in the 9th for the Tigers! Now I just need the Astros to finish off this game!

  1087. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I only said he will have more wins than Santana because Santana started very late. He just reached 100 at 29. Not that thats a bad thing, But I see with the yankees willingness to always spend money on stars to be on the field + the good offensive players coming up (Montero, Jackson, Tabata) he will have the offensive support to get alot of wins. Will he ever win a CY Young? Maybe. But dont count him out at 22 years old

  1088. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    There’s no way anybody would treat a 20+ million a year guy as the third man behind a rookie and someone who’s older and inferior. That kind of money and fanfare automatically makes him the face of the rotation.

  1089. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Yanks gain a game, soxs just lost.

  1090. stark June 28th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Put me in the Marte over Fuentes group.

    I just hate how Fuentes throws.

  1091. TKinDC June 28th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Our captain is better than your captain!

    My work here is done!

    :)

  1092. Mark (Free Brett Campaign) June 28th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Way to get the job done Jose Velvere. Thank God for the 2 run lead.

  1093. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Fox,

    So is Wang injury prone? His finger was messed up last year and this year. Arod was out last year and this year.

    You cant really blame him for breaking his ribs.

    He showed me in Sept and Oct who he has potential to be

  1094. Peter Abraham June 28th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    The quickest way to get banned from his blog will be talking politics. I’m not letting this forum go there. Way too many hassles. Please stop.

    Thanks.

  1095. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Will the yankees spend more than 4 million maybe 5 million on Inoa?

    I would think they wil.

  1096. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I find it interesting how Varitek forgot how to hit ever since the steroid witch-hunt took over MLB.

  1097. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Come on Pittsburgh

  1098. Mark (Free Brett Campaign) June 28th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Now lets get a Pirates win here in the 9th.

  1099. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Yanks gain a game, soxs just lost.

    8O …………….

  1100. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    “I find it interesting how Varitek forgot how to hit ever since the steroid witch-hunt took over MLB.”

    I dont know why he would be worried. The part owner of the Red Sox was running the whole thing, so the whole team is safe from anything steroids

  1101. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    A Pirates win would be the icing on the cake, come on!

  1102. zellyanks91 June 28th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Nice to see the Sox lose. Would be nice to see a walk off win by the Pirates over the Rays and gain in the Wild Card as well.

    Kevin

  1103. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Detroit won 7-6

  1104. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    David Robertson for Setup, I am in no way counting him out. What I’m saying is he was never as advertised. He will never be a number 1 starter, and I doubt he’ll be a number 2 for that matter. They made it seem as if they weren’t trading for Santana because they didn’t want to trade the projected #1 or #2 starter Hughes and the #3 Kennedy (he’ll be a #4 or #5) for Santana.

    Blargh, that’s not true. If they traded for him, right when he got here he would have already been the number 2. There was no way they were putting him ahead of Wang who has always been their ace. They might have though of Santana as the #1, but he wasn’t going to be advertised a it. Then at this point, everyone would have seen Joba is better than Santana now, so he would have been behind Joba. He would have never had to assume the role as #1 starter on this team, no matter what he was being paid.

  1105. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Brandon why so shocked?

  1106. Mark (Free Brett Campaign) June 28th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Anyone know if there is a way to go back to the old Mlb gameday version from this year. I hate this 3d version.

  1107. Dr. J June 28th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Detroit is on fire… we need to keep playing well to hold them off.

    Rays are not the only team we need to worry about for the WC.

  1108. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Tomorrow our games score is going to be like 8-6. Rasner vs Perez. Its going to be ugly. Unfortunetly Perez had a bad outing last time so might have a bounce back game. But I can say the same thing about Rasner.

    Im calling an Arod homerun

  1109. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    “So is Wang injury prone? His finger was messed up last year and this year. Arod was out last year and this year.”

    It’s questionable whether Wang is injury prone. At this point I would say no, but if you start to get injured every year you play, then you’re injury prone. And I’m not sure where A-Rod comes into this discussion. Even if he was prone to injury, which he’s not, look at his career stats by year. He has NEVER missed a lot of games. He is either a quick healer, or maybe he’s just a gamer who plays through injuries, but either way, he never misses a lot of time.

  1110. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Brandon why so shocked?

    IDK I just am for some reason.

  1111. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    move your mouse over the batters box, and click on options, change it to light 3d.

  1112. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Can we wait for Hughes to turn, I don’t know, 24, before we call him injury prone?

  1113. sunny615 June 28th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Sawx lost to the Stros… what a messy game.

    I guess yesterday’s day game mojo rubbed off on them…

  1114. Mark (Free Brett Campaign) June 28th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Jennifer- Thanks I appreciate it.

  1115. Zach in Port Jeff June 28th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    “A Pirates win would be the icing on the cake, come on!”

    Did someone say “cake”?

  1116. UtilityMan June 28th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Good Evening To All

    Anyone here going to next Fridays Game at 105???

  1117. jennifer- I got your back Girardi June 28th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Your welcome

  1118. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Nick in SF, how about we call Hughes injury prone, and then when he turns 24 if he hasn’t gotten hurt in a while we’ll gladly remove the label. Because after all, he got hurt last year, then he got hurt last year when rehabbing from his first injury, and then he got hurt this year after a month of the season.

  1119. Blargh June 28th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    “Guys, we just traded Philip Hughes for….JOHAN SANTANA! AND, we’ve signed him for 150 million dollars over the next 7 years! He’ll be #2 on the staff, right behind our boy Wang!”

    …yea, I have trouble believing anybody would swallow that last line. Remember that Santana was touted as The. Best. Starter. In. Baseball. No. Questions. Asked. As ensconced as Wang is as the ace of our staff, The Best Starter Of Them All will never be considered as the second man by anybody. And he’s getting franchise player money. And in this scenario Hughes was traded for him. Hughes was the face of the youth movement. Big spotlight on Santana in this case.

    The other possible trade for Santana was Wang/Kennedy for him. In that case, there goes the resident staff ace and in comes the new one; de facto ace already, on top of the contract reason.

  1120. Nick in SF June 28th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    We can just agree to disagree on whether Hughes should be called injury prone or not.

    But I have to agree with Blargh, if they make the trade for Santana and give him the big contract, he’s your opening day starter and de facto #1. Only later would Joba have become the real #1.

  1121. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    DFox name me a bunch of 21 year olds that never got hurt in any sport ? He’s just learning his body right now.

  1122. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Look at King Felix.

    But theres no way you call him Injury Prone this young.

  1123. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    I think Joba has proven he will 1 day be a complete ace. I havent seen many people have 9 ks in 5 2/3 innings (I was at that game) Granted, it was the Padres, but they are all major leaguers.

  1124. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    So Nick in SF, you believe that the Yankees were going to say to Wang: “I know you won 19 games for us the last 2 years, but you just got demoted” I think not. Santana would have been the new guy. There was no way anyone else was going out on opening day besides Wang. Wang is their guy, and most of all, he’s a home grown product, not someone who was acquired a few weeks ago. What would have been their reason for moving Wang to the 2 slot? He won 19 games last year and they wanted him to win 20? That’s laughable.

    Brandon, please, stop with the dramatics. I’m not going to sit here and list them, but I’ll list a comparable pitcher: Johnny Cueto. A highly touted prospect. He’s 22. He’s not pitching great, but at least he’s not complete jello and rehabbing every time you look. Hughes is 21. It’s one thing learning your body. It’s another getting 3 serious injuries in a period of a year.

  1125. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Your crazy if you think Wang is starting opening day over Santana. Santana is an ace. Wang is a very good pitcher. With the Yankees, I can come close to guaranteeing Santana would only have 1-2 losses. All you have to do is look at his ERA

  1126. Mista Holmes June 28th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Santa has a 2.93 with 12 quality start for a sub-.500 team. Imagine what he’d do on a real team like the Yanks.

  1127. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) June 28th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    DFox hold the you know what up, Josh Beckett never had injury problems, how about Jake Peavey, Cliff Lee, Johan Santana would you wantme to continue listing more players that have been hurt a young age..really do you want to label a 21 yr. old injury prone ? Really…

  1128. stark June 28th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Why can’t have we have 3 #1′s?

    Wang, Joba, and man to be named. Andy P isn’t far from that level himself.

  1129. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    OK yeah I’m done with the whether he would have been the opening day pitcher or not, I guess we’ll never know.

    Mista Holmes brings up a great point. And you have to add the Mets defense to all of this. Did everyone see the defensive alignment today? They don’t even have a full starting defensive alignment and their defense is bordering on pathetic. Compared to the Mets, the Yankees defense would have been very solid behind Santana. You really have to wonder how he would have been on this team. And I really like Hughes and Kennedy, but I’m sorry, at this point Kennedy looks like a 5th starter and Hughes HOPEFULLY a number 3 even though he’s not going to be throwing off a mound for weeks…

  1130. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Honestly, I dont see Santana as the scary ace as he used to be. I didnt say “Uh oh we lost, Santana is pitching.” The 35 pitch inning does the talking for me

  1131. Buddy Biancalana June 28th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Becket had issues with blisters for the early part of his career, but I certainly wouldn’t call him injury prone.

  1132. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Hughes is 3-4 years could easily be a 1 with the arsenal of pitches he has. But because Joba is so powerful he will likely be the #1. And also realize Betances and Heredia could be up by then. So Hughes as a 3,4, or 5 pitcher is amazing. Not to mention we will still have Wang

  1133. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Dont forget, if Cleveland goes on a streak from now to July 31st, Sabathia could be ours after this season. I’ll take Sabathia (with a little weight loss) instead of Santana.

  1134. mel June 28th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    If we had acquired Santana, he would have been our ace. Wang would know the deal.

    Now if we get C.C. in the offseason, that’s not as clear cut. 1A & 1B. Probably C.C. by virtue of the contract.

  1135. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Cano is up to .244

    If he can somehow get it up 16 more points before the ASB I can still see him batting .300 this year

  1136. mel June 28th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

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  1137. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    “And also realize Betances and Heredia could be up by then. So Hughes as a 3,4, or 5 pitcher is amazing. Not to mention we will still have Wang”

    You’re just proving my point… You just named 2 more Yankee pitching prospects. We couldn’t live without Kennedy and Hughes? It hurts because this team is SO good right now, and Kennedy and Hughes can’t really help right now. Part of the reason all these fans talk like this is because Santana isn’t an option anymore and everyone realizes what he would have meant to this team. I think deep inside every Yankee fan wishes Cashman made the deal. I know I do, but at the time, again, I didn’t want him to do it.

  1138. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    mel, it doesn’t matter now because Joba is the Yankees new ace, so even if they do get Sabathia, you better believe that Joba is ahead of both Wang and Sabathia. But it will be very interesting when the Yankees make the playoffs if Wang is back, who starts game 1.

  1139. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    No because Hughes is a #1 prospect. Betances walks too many people (and also got hurt) and Heredia(also injured this year) doesnt have stuff like Hughes . Hughes is the best option for this team.

  1140. mel June 28th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    DFox,

    I completely forgot about his Jobaness.

    My two rotations:

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    Hughes
    #5

    or

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    Wang (how awesome is that?!)
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    If C.C. makes it to FA, I like our chances. Otherwise, no dice.

  1141. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Joba isnt ahead of Sabathia or Wang even if we get Sabathia. Joba is the #3 for the next few years if we somehow get Sabathia. And I am 1 fan that isnt disappointed that we didnt get Santana. And im sure there are more

  1142. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    DFox, whatever an “Ace” is, how about letting Chamberlain at least get through the All-Star break before hanging that ridiculous tag on him.

  1143. David Robertson for Setup June 28th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Lets just wait to see how Joba does next Sunday against Boston.

  1144. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    If Mussina completes the season healthy and with 18-20 wins, NYY will attempt to resign him. Never forget the power of a Steinbrenner being hungry for a pitcher making a run at 300 wins and another HOF Yankee.

  1145. DFox June 28th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    mel, yeah, that rotation does look pretty nice with C.C., but I think they can still win the World Series this year without him.

    David Robertson for Setup, that’s absurd. You number the starters by how good they are not how old they are. If Joba keeps doing what he’s doing, he has better stuff than both of them, so he’d be the number 1…

    GreenBeret7, I said he would be the Yankees ace, not necessarily an ace. Unless he takes a turn for the worst then I think you probably have to say he’s the Yankees best pitcher at this point. You would have to figure he’s only going to get better at this point. Of course he’ll have bad starts, but ALL pitchers have bad starts. So far he hasn’t had one but you would have to believe he’ll have some.

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