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Game 84: Rangers at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 01, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (44-39)
Damon DH
Gardner LF
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Posada C
Cano 2B
Betemit SS
Cabrera CF
Chamberlain RHP

Kevin Millwood (5-4, 5.08) vs. the New York hitters.

Jobamania has never faced any of the Rangers.

Notes: Thanks to Brian Heyman for calling in the lineup. … Jeter is apparently getting a day off. Betemit has played 62 innings of shortstop in the majors since the start of the 2007 season. He came up as a shortstop, however. … The Yankees have lost three of five and six of their last 10. … The bullpen has been strong the last four games (12 10 1 1 4 8). … Joba has a 0.98 ERA in his last three starts. The Yankees are 4-1 in his starts. … The Yankees have scored five runs in their last three games, hitting 13 of 94 (.138) including 3 of 22 (.136) with RISP.

UPDATE, 6:07 p.m.: Two pitching lines from the GCL today:

Chris Britton: 1 IP, 1K, eight pitches

Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, 1BB, 12 pitches

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1,291 Responses to “Game 84: Rangers at Yankees”

  1. Jason July 1st, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    What’s the record for most different lineups in one season?

    Pete, you should have asked those guys you were hanging out with last night….

  2. JohnC July 1st, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    WOW! Jeter not in the lineup? I’m sure that didn’t sit too well with him. He’s not injured is he?

  3. gayle July 1st, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Betemit at SS oye vey…

    Alberto Gonzalez is on this team why again

  4. Brent (This Damon Guy's For Real, Huh?) July 1st, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Thank God this thread was started. Too much anger due to differing opinions in the last one.

  5. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Well I guess a bunch of you are not going to be happy.

    Doesn’t appear that everyone’s favorite Gardner is here to take Melky’s spot at all.

  6. SOAPTER July 1st, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    OMG!! No Jeter…

  7. Fredo Corleone July 1st, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Melky lives!

    Odd lineup. The type you might throw out there if you feel like you have a pitcher who won’t require too many runs.

  8. Andrew July 1st, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    At least we are going with the “a” team tonight.

  9. Fire Joe Girardi July 1st, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Fire Joe Girardi

  10. John July 1st, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    these are supposed to be 9 of the most imporant games of the year and each night one of our stars is “getting a night off” this is ridiculous… these veterans are professional atheletes who are trained to play every day…

    i wonder who is “getting a night” tonight on the red sox or rays as the two of them continue to blow past us in the east

  11. Mike July 1st, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    How the hell does Melky get to keep SUCKING for this long and still be in the lineup every day?

  12. Sports Update July 1st, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Girardi is doing what he can to try and shake things up. Jeter has become a singles hitter and needs a blow. Let’s see what Gardner can do. We have seen yesterday’s game about 15 times this year — good pitching and a lifeless offense that becomes even deader in the late innings. Last year’s team had the ability to come from behind late — not this year.

  13. Mhe PhD July 1st, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I guess Girardi didn’t read the post about Melky…

  14. mark July 1st, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    automatic out melky is back in there.

  15. Russell NY July 1st, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I’m sure Jeter will pinch. I like the Damon, Gardner combo. Think that will work real well. Hard to double up those two.

  16. Bob(the original) July 1st, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Good, Jeter needs a day off. He looks awful at the plate.

  17. mel July 1st, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    We’re definitely testing the ‘you don’t need an all-star at every position’ theory.

    Who knows? These guys may get it done. And Betemit might hit a monster shot from the right side. You just never know. Baseball’s a strange, unpredictable game.

  18. 86w183 July 1st, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    More like the A-minus team. Yanks keep playing 23 vs 25 with Moeller and Gonzo gathering dust. No problem with giving Jeter a day, he probably needs one every other week at tis stage, but hard to understand not giving Gonzo the game even though Joba is not a ground ball pitcher.

    Over under with this lineup? 3 1/2 ?

  19. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Is it bad to want the RS to win tonight?

  20. Russell NY July 1st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Question: if Gardner’s on first and Damon’s on second, is Gardner allowed to pass Damon or will we have to tell Gardner to hop on one leg?

  21. a July 1st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    on http://sportsnynj.blogspot.com/
    there is a good blog about the yankees

  22. Brent (This Damon Guy's For Real, Huh?) July 1st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Apparently everyone’s hatred for Jeter in the last post caused Girardi to take him out of the line-up altogether. Wow. Thanks guys, I hope you’re happy.

  23. Laura - Don't give up on Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Jeter needs a day off. I’d like to see A-Rod sit one out soon as well.

  24. Bob(the original) July 1st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    And BTW, I think we are witnessing what happens to this lineup without a healthy Matsui in it.

    Guy has never gotten the props he deserves.

  25. Brian July 1st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Girardi probably had to fight Jeter to get him to skip a day. I guess were resting our players so they are fresh against Boston?

  26. Russell NY July 1st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    “automatic out melky is back in there.”

    Yep, but Molina isn’t :)

  27. j July 1st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    i noticed jeter was not running as hard as usual last night on his groundballs. Could he be hurt?

  28. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    *keeps mouth shut about Melky*

    I imagine Jeter’s just getting a ‘much needed’ day off.

  29. StandingO'Neill July 1st, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I have no problem with Jeter sitting, he could use a rest here. plus we have no idea if he’s hurting or what. But seriously whats it going to take to get Melky to take a night off? Does he have to go hitless for the month? He’s not Willie Mays in center, sit him on the bench.

    I feel like Maddog here, and I just want to yell at Girardi….1 TIME, 1 TIME, CAN YOU SIT HIM ON THE BENCH ONCE!!! I could be wrong but has he sat other than when he was suspended? This is getting ridiculous now.

    I don’t need to see him traded, released or sent to AAA, just sit him for a day or two. He’s an automatic out, try something different for a day. If you love his defense so much put him in the game after the 7th. Enough is enough.

  30. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Yes, Brent, if we needed even more evidence that Girardi scans the LoHud comments section before he fills out the lineup, here it is.

  31. Bombshell July 1st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Wow Girardi way to blow these important games off by giving your captain a day off. Yeah Jeter’s having a sub-par season at the plate by his high standards but good god he’s been hitting .300 since June 1st, he’s looked a heck of a lot better since the end of May and last week you saw the power is still there with his 3 crushed doubles to center. You know he hates not playing so instead Clueless Joe sits him instead of Mendoza over there in CF.

  32. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    5+ ERA for Millwood, another almost unhittable pitcher
    just like Feldman and Perez

  33. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I swear if Jeter was at first base tonight, I would have jumped straight off the Brooklyn Bridge.

  34. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    “Good, Jeter needs a day off. He looks awful at the plate.”

    Huh? The guy who had a 15 game hitting streak until yesterday?

  35. Jorge Tabata July 1st, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Melky is 4 for 9 with a double and triple career vs. Millwood.

    Not sure that means anything, but thats probably why Girardi had him in there today… no other logical explanation.

  36. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Jeter has to be hurt because he isn’t heating up and that’s the only time Giradi rests people.

  37. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    “these are supposed to be 9 of the most imporant games of the year and each night one of our stars is “getting a night off” this is ridiculous”

    What makes these 9 games so important to you?

  38. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    (p.s., confidential to “Brandon”: please please please don’t be offended if Jeter is called to pinch-hit for Gardner in a late-game double-switch situation. Hopefully the Yanks are up 9-0 and there’s no need for it.)

  39. Bombshell July 1st, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    86w183 – I say 2.5 runs and 12.5 total bases today for the O/U.

  40. mel July 1st, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Rishi,

    Yes! It’s morally wrong and they’re the WC leader.

    The only time it’s okay is very late in the season and a win by them gets us into the playoffs.

  41. Ruhi July 1st, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Jeter getting a day off, but Melky keeps on playing. I’m wondering if Joe is taking bong hits before writing out the lineup… How many different lineups have there been this season?

  42. Laura - Don't give up on Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    “these are supposed to be 9 of the most imporant games of the year and each night one of our stars is “getting a night off” this is ridiculous”

    At this point, EVERY GAME is important.

  43. The Fallen Phoenix July 1st, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Betemit is a better offensive player than the former Attorney General, hands-down. It’s hard to get too bent-out-of-shape re: which one is playing for Jeter. For what it’s worth, I think that Betemit’s offense will be a bigger difference-maker today than AG’s defense, considering offense, not run prevention, has been the Yankees’ problem these last few games.

    And I think it’s absolutely imperative that Girardi continue to give his regulars days off to keep them fresh over the long run. It’s actually a very smart idea to rest them during this Texas series, since the Yankees can’t fall behind both the Red Sox *and* the Rays much during this series, even if they get swept: in which case, the Yankees lose one game off one if they split, or break even with the Red Sox if Tampa sweeps.

    That’s absolutele worst-case scenario, obviously. And I think it’s reasonable to conclude that even if Jeter takes a day off, the Yankees can take at least one game from the Rangers this series.

  44. Bombshell July 1st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    ““Good, Jeter needs a day off. He looks awful at the plate.”

    Huh? The guy who had a 15 game hitting streak until yesterday?”

    Yeah I know, some people don’t think before they post. Plus I don’t see why he NEEDS a day off, he’s not 39 he’s 34, hardly ever wants to sit, so if he wants to play…WHY NOT PLAY HIM JOE!?!?

  45. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Every game is important, and this month may very well make or break our season.

    That said, if Jeter’s aching, it behooves the Yankees to rest him now.

  46. StandingO'Neill July 1st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I gotta agree with Ray on this, what makes these 9 games so important? Say the yankees go 4-5, is the season over? So they go into the all-star break 4 over .500 instead of 6, does that really make a huge difference? The goal should be to win series. Its far to early to break down blocks of games and say they are must wins.

  47. Laura - Don't give up on Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    “I’m wondering if Joe is taking bong hits before writing out the lineup… How many different lineups have there been this season?”

    As schizophrenic as these hitters have been all season, I don’t blame Joe for trying to shake things up. What he ran out there these last few games hasn’t worked. He gets a A+ from me for trying.

  48. V July 1st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Jetet needs a day off. He hasn’t been hitting like himself lately. Maybe the cracked bone in his hand is to blame.

  49. John July 1st, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    “what makes these 9 games so important”

    9 game home stand before the all star break with 3 vs tex and then 4 vs boston and 2 vs tb…. its an important stretch for the yanks to close the gap before the break…

  50. john July 1st, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Crist girardi can you just stick with one lineup. Not every guy needs a day off every day. I think we have only had the good lineup 3 or 4 times all year. That would be damon jeter bob alex giambi posada matsui cano melk. I like that lineup vs righties. Yes ppl are injured but even when we are healthy joe trhinks everyone always needs a day off

  51. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    if the rest of the team was doing the little things, you could put Gonzalez at short and, even with their offensive struggles, be solid up the middle defensively with Cano, Gonzalez, and Melky.

    put hopefully it’s a well-deserved rest and a one day thing for the Cap’n.

  52. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Sorry, Mel – I never, ever have before, but it would be nice to not have the division over with early. Just trying to keep the Rays close (I CANNOT believe I just typed that!!!)…

  53. The Fallen Phoenix July 1st, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Yes, Laura, every game is important. But you need to leverage the opportunity to rest your regulars against bad teams in non-divisional series (paricularly if your two major divisional rivals are playing a series against each other) if you want to keep them fresh for the stretch run.

    Remember, Jeter’s going to be the starter for the All-Star game, so he’s not going to have the luxury of a proper “break” that he could probably do with. So why not rest him in a game the Yankees should probably win even without him?

    Also, I think it’s interesting to note that the good gentlement at the Replacement Level Yankees Web Blog observed that the Yankees have outperformed their expected winning percentage thus far the last few weeks (largely thanks to that seven game winning streak), even with the recent slide.

  54. V July 1st, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    It is obvious that Jeter needs a rest.

  55. Laura - Don't give up on Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    So Jeter is getting a day off. I wonder if Girardi tells him to his face that he’s not playing or sends him an email.

  56. NJ in Tampa July 1st, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Jeter was finally starting to drive the ball a little bit more sine he got plunked on the hand. Hopefully having today off will help him get rested and more healthy and he can finish up strong before the all star break and then have a hot second half. I remember in ’04 when everyone was talking about how he was finished.I cant wait to see him prove them wrong again. The guy was at .317 before being hit by Cabrera. He then dropped all the way down to the .260′s. Was that really just a coincidence?

  57. Bench Melky July 1st, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    i don’t think Girardi quits MELKY just yet,
    he is trying to get him out of the funk
    by putting him in the lineup everyday,
    and against a pitcher he hit well in the past.

    Go Melky!

  58. #9 July 1st, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    “what makes these 9 games so important”

    (Tries to think of witty response involving a Madonna reference)

  59. Bombshell July 1st, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    “What makes these 9 games so important to you?”

    Well let’s see…is it easier to gain ground on teams when you play them or when you don’t play them? So because the Yankees are playing 6 games against teams they are battling in the division and WC, yes, they are important.

  60. Bill July 1st, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    The lineup is fine. They just need to hit with RISP.

  61. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    OMG, Jeter has played 162 games in a season exactly 0 times.

    He has never played every game in a season. Hey Seuss Christo!

  62. Laura - Don't give up on Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    “Remember, Jeter’s going to be the starter for the All-Star game, so he’s not going to have the luxury of a proper “break” that he could probably do with. So why not rest him in a game the Yankees should probably win even without him?”

    I don’t have a problem with Jeter getting a day off. I posted so just a few minutes ago.

  63. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Everyone, please ignore any posts from ‘V’, ‘Original V’, etc. tonight. This troll is idiotic (as you can tell from his posts) and likely the same person that has impersonated mel and SJ44 at times.

    Apparently, Pete will do nothing about it. So, if it happens to you, you’ll have nothing to do but change your name, as I will likely do tonight (if I decide to even bother).

  64. Tiki July 1st, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Jeter knew he wasn’t playing today; he would never have gone on Mike & Mike this morning if he were on his regular schedule. What that means is Joe probably told him he needs a day off. He’s not hurt – he was hurt (I believe) after he got hit in the hand but Girardi has been resting all the usual suspects. Usually Girardi gives a reason for not playing these guys (i.e. not playing the lefties against Perez) that makes sense – at least, to him.

  65. Old Goat July 1st, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Betty at shortstop. Yippee! :roll:

    Why does Girardi do this to the lineup all the time? The ones who should be sitting on the bench he plays. I don’t get it.

  66. Russell NY July 1st, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    “Go Melky!”

    That’s not allowed here, please go to an optimistic blog :)

  67. NJ in Tampa July 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Tiki,

    Jeter was on Mike and Mike this morning? Anyone get to hear it? What did he have to say? Thanks.

  68. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    “i.e. not playing the lefties against Perez) that makes sense – at least, to him.”

    Makes sense to anyone who has bothered to look at Perez’ splits this year.

  69. pat July 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    If the offense breaks out tonight, please spare me the DFA Jeter posts tomorrow.

  70. madonna July 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Arod may be a little late to the game today. Um..um…he has a few things to take care of today.

  71. Russell NY July 1st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    “Remember, Jeter’s going to be the starter for the All-Star game, so he’s not going to have the luxury of a proper “break” that he could probably do with.”

    Eh, the guys in the all-star game don’t even normally go for more than 4 innings a piece so he should be fine.

  72. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Why is Jeter not playing? He should have sat him yesterday when they were facing pitcher he has never seen before not vs a veteran like Millwood. Jeter, and the rest of the team struggles vs guys they never see, so I would have given him yesterday off if he needed a day. Hopefully this doesnt mean he is hurt bc jeter never gets a day off. Well maybe he will pinch hit and win the game.

    http://newyorkyankeesnews.com/maelias33/weblog/

  73. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Jeter’s being set down in this game for not hustling.

  74. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Jeter’s being set down in this game for not hustling.

  75. Russell NY July 1st, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    “If the offense breaks out tonight, please spare me the DFA Jeter posts tomorrow.”

    You won’t have to wait until tomorrow – you’ll start hearing them once Gardner scores his first run tonight.

  76. mel July 1st, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Original V,

    Did you e-mail Pete with the specific posts? That’s Pete’s request for banning someone for ID theft.

  77. Old Goat July 1st, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    When the Yankees were going on that 7 game winning streak, how many different lineups did Girardi put up? I really don’t recall them that well, but it seems he made less changes during that period of time.

  78. Russell NY July 1st, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    “Jeter’s being set down in this game for not hustling.”

    And A-Rod’s resting tomorrow for being linked to an affair with a 50 year old woman.

  79. mel July 1st, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Was the linup announced earlier than usual?

  80. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    “Jeter’s being set down in this game for not hustling.”

    That sounds like a fake GreenBeret7, also.

  81. gayle July 1st, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    The segment on Mike and Mke was taped it was not live. Obvious because Osi was the guest host and didnt ask a question say hello or anything and in addition there was noise in the background like he was somewhere else. They announced the Gillette thing yesterday so I am sure he did a bunch of media around it

  82. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    “Original V,

    Did you e-mail Pete with the specific posts? That’s Pete’s request for banning someone for ID theft.”

    Yep. Nothing gonna happen. So, uh, get used to it or something.

    “Two things:

    I can’t ban the guy unless he posts something objectionable.

    I also can’t referee as to who “owns” what name. Has he attacked you or anything?

    I would post as “Original V” or whatever.”

  83. pat July 1st, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    “Jeter was on Mike and Mike this morning? Anyone get to hear it? What did he have to say?”

    Heard part of it. Mostly promoting his new Gillette gig. More personal stuff than baseball.

  84. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    ““i.e. not playing the lefties against Perez) that makes sense – at least, to him.”

    Makes sense to anyone who has bothered to look at Perez’ splits this year.”

    Doesn’t make sense if you realize that the pitchers splits aren’t the only stats that count.

  85. TL July 1st, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    About time Girardi realized this is 2008 and not 2001. A-Rod and Jeter need an occassional day off.

  86. Bob(the original) July 1st, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    ““Good, Jeter needs a day off. He looks awful at the plate.”

    Huh? The guy who had a 15 game hitting streak until yesterday?”

    Yeah I know, some people don’t think before they post. Plus I don’t see why he NEEDS a day off, he’s not 39 he’s 34, hardly ever wants to sit, so if he wants to play…WHY NOT PLAY HIM JOE!?!?

    Well, actually his hitting streak ended on Sunday, but that’s just details.

    Take off your 1990′s pinstriped sunglasses and look at the numbers he’s put up even with that hitting streak. He clearly isn’t having a good year at all.

    But don’t let the facts get in the way.

  87. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    No, V. It’s the real me. I just figured this comment was as valid as those about Cano, Abreu or Cabrera not hustling or Rodriguez or Posada not being “clutch”. I was feeling left out of those deep thinking conversations.

  88. whozat July 1st, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    “Why does Girardi do this to the lineup all the time? The ones who should be sitting on the bench he plays. I don’t get it.”

    Because, if you had your way, the regulars would play every single day until they broke down. And the bench guys would be even worse once they got forced into regular duty, because they hadn’t played in months.

  89. pat July 1st, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Osi was pretty good on Mike and Mike.

  90. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 1st, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Of course Joba has a 0.98 ERa in he’s last 3 starts they were against N.L teams.I’m waiting for JOba against the Red Sox.That will tell me if he is a true Ace.I hope he destorys them.Because all this talk of protecting our young has lead us with just Joba.

    Thats not enough.He ain’t gonna be the X-Factor for this team like last year to the post-Season.

  91. mel July 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Original V,

    Sorry to hear about that. BTW, is it the fake V that tells people to go away? I want to know which one to not consort with.

  92. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    If Jeter has a new gig for Gilette, does that mean that we won’t have to watch the Ford commercials anymore? Please?

  93. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    “No, V. It’s the real me. I just figured this comment was as valid as those about Cano, Abreu or Cabrera not hustling or Rodriguez or Posada not being “clutch”. I was feeling left out of those deep thinking conversations.”

    Aha. Sounded like something our resident impersonator would say ;-)

  94. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    “Doesn’t make sense if you realize that the pitchers splits aren’t the only stats that count.”

    May not be the only stats that count, but when you see lefties have hit under .200 for the year on him it counts for something.

  95. TT Boy July 1st, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Cabrera at this point is an automatic out. Why not try Gardner in CF when Matsui is ready to play next week?

  96. Brock July 1st, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    For God’s sake, pick a lineup and stick with it Girardi.

    How can anyone on this team get comfortable with their spots if they are constantly getting shuffled up and down and in and out of the lineup?

    This has been my biggest complaint this year when it comes to Girardi. Seems like he thinks everyone needs to play only 140 games or so.

    This team is getting old, but it is not that old yet.

  97. NJ in Tampa July 1st, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    “Take off your 1990’s pinstriped sunglasses and look at the numbers he’s put up even with that hitting streak. He clearly isn’t having a good year at all.

    But don’t let the facts get in the way.”

    Ignorance is bliss I guess. He was hitting .317 when hit on the hand by Cabrera. He then goes 0-21 and gets in a slump that causes his average to drop intot he .260′s after being hit? Is that really a coincidence? Finally despite many of the games being only 1 hit he lifts his average up into the .280′s as he has gotten healthier. But yes, he’s definitely finished.

  98. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    “Original V,

    Sorry to hear about that. BTW, is it the fake V that tells people to go away? I want to know which one to not consort with.”

    I said it in response to our idiot friend a few times, and he latched onto it.

  99. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    MoBoy, Joba’s performance on Sunday night will determine whether or not he’s a true Ace?

    That’s it?

    Really?

  100. TL July 1st, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    “Heard part of it. Mostly promoting his new Gillette gig. More personal stuff than baseball.”

    Must a razor that perfects the fade w/o having to go to the ‘shop.

  101. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    “Take off your 1990’s pinstriped sunglasses and look at the numbers he’s put up even with that hitting streak. He clearly isn’t having a good year at all.

    But don’t let the facts get in the way.”

    The fact of the matter is he hit well over .300 and started to hit for more power towards the end of the hitting streak.

    We weren’t talking about his year on a whole. You saying he’s been awful at the plate reads stupidly considering he was coming off of a 15 game hitting streak.

  102. Bleacher Creature July 1st, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Trying to figure out what is worse. Listening to this “V” whine all day or the people throwing Jeter under the bus.

    Toss up at this point.

  103. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    V., I guess I should be more careful about pretending to be the fake GB7.

  104. NJ in Tampa July 1st, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    ““Take off your 1990’s pinstriped sunglasses and look at the numbers he’s put up even with that hitting streak. He clearly isn’t having a good year at all.

    But don’t let the facts get in the way.”

    The fact of the matter is he hit well over .300 and started to hit for more power towards the end of the hitting streak.

    We weren’t talking about his year on a whole. You saying he’s been awful at the plate reads stupidly considering he was coming off of a 15 game hitting streak.”

    Yup. And was having a decent year before getting plunked too.

  105. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Wow, 100 comments to the thread already and we’re still about three hours from game time.

  106. V (original) July 1st, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I hope the Joba debate is over this time.

  107. yankee lover July 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    over managing again. I guess being 6 games behind the Rays is not an emergency for Girardi. The team is struggling and he sits Jeter? and sits his best guys regularly? A day off? what does that mean? He still gets to the park, takes Batting practice etc the only thing he doesnt do to make it a “day off” is take 3 or 4 at bats, and field a few grounders, and make a few throws. Does anyone think that really gives him a “day off”?? Its marginal. There is no physical resting difference unless a guy is injured. He will not “recharge” or be saving strength or juice by missing a few AB`s- a guy like Jeter probably takes grounders and more BP than normal on a day off anyone so it defeats the dumb purpose. Who are the Red Sox giving off tonight? nobody!

  108. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    “Because, if you had your way, the regulars would play every single day until they broke down. And the bench guys would be even worse once they got forced into regular duty, because they hadn’t played in months.”

    You mean like how Girardi has played Melky and Cano in 81 games this season or how he handled Shelley Duncan when he was here?

  109. MadForYanks July 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    For those of you who were decrying Melky’s range on the other post, just wait until you get a look at Betemit. There was a reason he only played SS for a couple days when DJ was hurt, before the Attorney General was called up. But since Joba doesn’t get many groundballs, I guess it doesn’t matter too much.

    For those of you who don’t think Jeter was hurt, I have a season ticket in Tier Reserve Section 6. We could hear it when Cabrera’s pitch hit Jeter’s hand–loud and agonizingly clear. Even if the hand was miraculously not broken, it must have been mashed–hard to swing, much less hit a ball with a bat. In fact, the Daily News had an interesting interview with Kevin Long the other day, where he detailed what the injury had done to Jeter.

    And from what I could see last night from my excellent vantage point, Jeter was running hard to first base, although maybe his knee is bothering him.

    p.s.–You can’t send Melky back to AAA. He’s been in the majors for part of four seasons, so he’s out of options, and IMHO good–and cheap–enough so someone would claim him off waivers.

  110. BOB July 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    WOW, wait a second and think about something here;
    Joe G, I`m sure has his reason and knows a lot more then the average LoHud visitor. For one (and I`m also just an average visitor) Melky is hitting .444 in 9 AB`s agains tonights pitcher. Whilst Jeter is hitting .250! Isnt this a good time to rest him. Right he`s not 39, but he is getting older and has been hurting, while its never the worst thing to rest a player (escpecially with the Boston and Tampa series coming up) And it wasnt so long ago that everyone was screaming for him to get a rest.
    Yes Melky needs to sit, but maybe he gets the shot tonight against the Righty who he has hit well previously?1

    Lets look forward to a good offensive night (we`re due for one)as Cano and the `Stache also hit over 440 against Milwood!

  111. Bob(the original) July 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Ignorance is bliss I guess. He was hitting .317 when hit on the hand by Cabrera. He then goes 0-21 and gets in a slump that causes his average to drop intot he .260’s after being hit? Is that really a coincidence? Finally despite many of the games being only 1 hit he lifts his average up into the .280’s as he has gotten healthier. But yes, he’s definitely finished.

    Who said he was finished?

    People here are in such an outrage that Jeter gets a day off and I simply state they he could use one.

    280/340/388 this year for him. When was the last time you saw those kind of numbers from Jeter?

    A .728 OPS is so far below what he normally has that it should be telling everyone something. If some choose not to see it, what can you do?

  112. frits July 1st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    not having registration is just dumb at this point. its not like this would be the first website to require it…

    that said, don’t know if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but andy phillips got DFA’d today. poor guy.

  113. mel July 1st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    espn headline:

    “A-rod intends to pass on homerun derby”…cuz he’ll be too busy making passes at 50 year old muscle mamas.

    (obligatory Madonna/A-rod joke)

  114. TL July 1st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Shelley Duncan? He’s AAAA all the way. He was great last year but he’s not a major leaguer.

  115. MadForYanks July 1st, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    For those of you who were decrying Melky’s range on the other post, just wait until you get a look at Betemit.

    Oops, obviously I meant Jeter’s.

  116. Paulio July 1st, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Millwood is Cy Young compared to the last two pitchers that have shut us down.

  117. RalphieD July 1st, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    i like the lineup…bottom line is this lineup has the potential to score just as much as any other…

  118. Patrickâ„¢ July 1st, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Clearly Jeter should be DFA’d immediately.

  119. Rickshaw July 1st, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    “that said, don’t know if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but andy phillips got DFA’d today. poor guy.”

    He gets 300 grand for 3 days of “work”. I should feel sorry for him why?

  120. Bombshell July 1st, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    “Take off your 1990’s pinstriped sunglasses and look at the numbers he’s put up even with that hitting streak. He clearly isn’t having a good year at all.

    But don’t let the facts get in the way.”

    Of course he isn’t. Hitting over .300 since June 1, crushed 3 doubles to center last week, 15 game hit streak, 38 game on base streak, over .300 with RISP in 2008, only 37 K’s, 3 triples, 6 2B, 16 runs scored in his last 19 games, 8 RBI in his last 16 games. Only 6 errors (2 of which were pathetically scored).

  121. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Oh and then there’s Billy Traber.. the bullpen version of Duncan… the forced Carl Pavano… Great job in handling this guy.

  122. NJ in Tampa July 1st, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    “People here are in such an outrage that Jeter gets a day off and I simply state they he could use one.

    280/340/388 this year for him. When was the last time you saw those kind of numbers from Jeter?

    A .728 OPS is so far below what he normally has that it should be telling everyone something. If some choose not to see it, what can you do?”

    Don’t get me wrong I have no problem with Jeter getting the day off. I’m happy he is. But its pretty funny how everyone is acting like he is finished.

    We’ve seen numbers from Jeter much worse than 280/340/388 just a couple of years ago….and he was healthy then, unlike this year. We all saw how hot he got in the second half of that season.

    The .728 OPS is telling me something. That he has been injured. Not that he is finished. He was having a par for the course Jeter season (.317)before getting hit and I don’t see any reason why as he gets healthy he cant hit at least .300 the rest of the way either.

  123. V (original) July 1st, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Jeter hasn’t hit with any power because of the broken hand. He needs some rest. Maybe a DL stint.

  124. Mike July 1st, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Get ready for a double steal tonight…..Damon and BG

  125. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    As long as this is just a day off for Jeter its not a big deal. Every player needs one and he is 34, hard to believe, and people at that age need days off. No one plays every inning of every game anymore. Its just not heard of. If he is hurt the Yankees are in big big BIG trouble.
    http://newyorkyankeesnews.com/maelias33/weblog/

  126. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    This is actuallythe best time to have Jeter sit for a game. Common sense says that because Chamberlain is pitching there shouldn’t be a lot of ground balls for Betnd balls for Betemit to deal with. Chamberlain, if he has his control, should have plenty of strikeouts and fly balls.

  127. Montclair July 1st, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    V (original) July 1st, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Jeter hasn’t hit with any power because of the broken hand. He needs some rest. Maybe a DL stint.

    Trade him now! Bring Felipe Lopez in here! What great thinkers we got in this joint.

  128. #9 July 1st, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    “Jeter was on Mike and Mike this morning? Anyone get to hear it? What did he have to say?”

    He said that you’ll love the roof on the new Vista.

  129. Buttermaker July 1st, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    You do realize that these players aren’t robots and need an off day every now and then?

  130. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Sorry about the pathetic typing. My paid typist didn’t show up again, today. If she wasn’t such a NY cutie and college student, I’d fire her.

  131. Montclair July 1st, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Betemit has horrendous range at SS. He can barely move at 1b. The only thing he can do is run into a ball once a week and hit it out.

  132. Montclair July 1st, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    “He said that you’ll love the roof on the new Vista.”

    He’s a shortstop, right??

  133. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Since Matsui is on the DL, there is no “A” Line up available. Girardi is doing a decent job of rotating the various pieces in and out. Except for when they pulled off their 7-game winning streak, I don’t think he’s had the entire complement of players available to him on a daily basis for much of the season. You can criticize, but you have to be fair and you really can’t ignore all the circumstances.

  134. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    “He’s a shortstop, right??”

    Ah, that’s what they all say.

    :)

    (Think we’ve seen enough of this commercial yet????)

  135. E-Dog July 1st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    It is amazing how a team with so many good hitters can’t score any runs.

    Doesn’t help when they send out a 2b, CF, and catcher who by need plays a lot with OBP’s of around .300.

  136. whozat July 1st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    “That will tell me if he is a true Ace.”

    That one start? In his what, sixth MLB start EVER? THAT will tell you if Joba’s a “true ace”?

  137. MELKY IS DEAD July 1st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    MELKY IS STILL THERE.

    There are two players that have been in the lineup for 3 consecutive games and that is Arod and 0-15 Melky

  138. Mike July 1st, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I cant wait to see Joba vs. Josh Hamilton!!

    http://thefinalseason.blogspot.com/

  139. Yazman (David) July 1st, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I like giving Gardner a chance by resting Damon and Abreu as needed, and giving Melky some bench time. Hopefully he gets on and keep pitchers off balance.

    But don’t give up on Melky yet. Bench him for a couple weeks or send him down — that’s fine. But he’s just 23. Maybe we’ll see his energy stats pick up after a rest or SWB stint.

  140. saucY July 1st, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    wait a second, there’s actually a “Joba is not an Ace” crowd already???!!!??? ;)

  141. Yazman (David) July 1st, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    If Yanks were knocking the casing off the ball, I’d put AG at SS to rest the captain. But for now, I’ll take Betemit’s bat.

  142. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    this is the 11th highest scoring offense in baseball. that is a joke….

    matsui has played decent when he has played but his power is way down.

    the whole offense has basically stunk almost the whole season… they have pummeled almost no one and that is why they are where they are..

    there best pitcher is hurt, hughes has sucked(no damn excuses) and there pitching has still be en almost decent..

    Jeter offensively has been a dissapointment but then again he has many partners in that situation..

  143. #9 July 1st, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    “He’s a shortstop, right??”

    It’s hared to tell when he wears those reading glasses.

  144. Francis The Praying Mantis July 1st, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    How good would Barry Bonds look in front of Alex with Juison behind The Rod. Id seriously consider signing him. Its very obvious we need a bat and he would cost us peanuts.

  145. Francis The Praying Mantis July 1st, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    and he’s black =)

  146. Bob(the original) July 1st, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    wait a second, there’s actually a “Joba is not an Ace” crowd already???!!!???

    LOL

    Yeah, the “8th inning guy is most important” crowd needed a new moronic rallying cry.

  147. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    “wait a second, there’s actually a “Joba is not an Ace” crowd already???!!!??? ”

    He’s not an Ace Saucy. He only pitches like one.

    Can you imagine if the Yankees make the playoffs and Joba pitches a bad game.

    There will be about 3000 posts detailing how he isn’t an Ace.

  148. Mark July 1st, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    1 ARod to skip HomeRun Derby

    2 Is ARod seeing Madonna? That would interesting, if only because Madonna is 17 years older.

  149. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Joba could pitch 7 shutout innings in Game 7 of the WS and the Yankees could lose 1-0 because of an 8th inning HR and there would be about 10,000 posts per day detailing how the 8th inning in more important. :mrgreen:

  150. TL July 1st, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    The Yankees knew Matsui was damaged goods in the offseason. They had him on the market but the right deal never came up.

  151. The Fallen Phoenix July 1st, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Laura,

    The last part of my last comment was not aimed specifically at you, but in retrospect, no part of my comment should not have been aimed at you at all–I was initially responding to your 3:52 comment “At this point, EVERY GAME is important,” which I misinterpreted.

    I need to get into the habit of quoting individuals when I reference them in my comments, especially since what begins as a response to one comment tends to ramble on and take a life of its own.

    (For the record, I agree that every game is important, which is why I think resting regulars in game situations like today is so important.)

  152. yankeefan91 July 1st, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    they should trade melky to the dodgers for a reliever

  153. Mark July 1st, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Barry Bonds?

    Why not Sammy Sosa. Sammy bats righty, is injury free, had a better 2006 season, and is about four years younger.

  154. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I haven’t commented on the ARod/Madonna junk, because I do think it’s just that, however, I would think a potential obstacle to such a linking (aside from his marriage) is not her age, but her status as a mother of 3, and his status as a father of 2.

    And that’s all I’ll say on that. I felt compelled because that’s two references to her age, and it’s really annoying. I don’t like Madonna, never have, but there’s no denying she is not your mother’s 50.

  155. TL July 1st, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    “they should trade melky to the dodgers for a reliever”

    how about Scott Proctor and a right arm from a cadaver.

  156. al arodien July 1st, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    wow! joe is taking some things from yhe new mets manager!!! OH!OH!

  157. Laura - Don't give up on Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    “Laura,

    The last part of my last comment was not aimed specifically at you, but in retrospect, no part of my comment should not have been aimed at you at all–I was initially responding to your 3:52 comment “At this point, EVERY GAME is important,” which I misinterpreted.””

    No harm, no foul.

  158. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    “but her status as a mother of 3, and his status as a father of 2.”

    And that’s the way they became the Arod Bunch!

  159. TL July 1st, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Maybe he’s just trying to piss off Jose Canseco again.

  160. Francis The Praying Mantis July 1st, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    mark…. because Barry Bonds is STILL the best hitter in the world…thats why.

  161. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Nick in SF -

    Too much t.v.!!!!!! :)

  162. Jim July 1st, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    “I haven’t commented on the ARod/Madonna junk, because I do think it’s just that, however, I would think a potential obstacle to such a linking (aside from his marriage) is not her age, but her status as a mother of 3, and his status as a father of 2.

    And that’s all I’ll say on that. I felt compelled because that’s two references to her age, and it’s really annoying. I don’t like Madonna, never have, but there’s no denying she is not your mother’s 50.”

    As someone married to a woman 19 years older than I, it annoys me, also ;-)

  163. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 1st, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Joba needs to just be Joba, and all the rest will take care of itself. :-)

  164. TL July 1st, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    “mark…. because Barry Bonds is STILL the best hitter in the world…thats why”

    He’s got about a year before he pulls a Lyle Alzado.

  165. Ninja Burglar July 1st, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Madonna is waaaaay to old for Arod!

  166. Patrickâ„¢ July 1st, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Yeah lets sign Barry Bonds, we don’t have enough DH’s and gimpy outfielders as it is.

  167. dontfirecash July 1st, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Joba actually has a GO/AO ratio of 1.29, so he isn’t really a flyball pitcher.

  168. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I think that Derek probably needs a day off. When does Melky get a day off? He is not hitting either.

  169. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 1st, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Ok…let’s put all this Madonna crap to bed and get on with the baseball…OK ?

    SEE BELOW, for why…

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/.....9720080701

  170. Francis The Praying Mantis July 1st, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    the yankees need a bat more than they need an outfielder…the outfield is fine…its the offense Im worried about. Bond hitting in front of A-Rod would be ridiculous. Just the thought of it gives me a chubby.

    Damon
    Jeter
    Barry
    The Rod
    Giambi/Matsui
    Bob Digi
    Po
    Cano
    Melky

  171. Barclay July 1st, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    If the only defense of young Melly you got is “he plays good defense”, the bench will be a nice change for him.

  172. #9 July 1st, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    “how about Scott Proctor and a right arm from a cadaver.”

    Speaking of cadavers – what’s the latest on Pavano?

  173. Francis The Praying Mantis July 1st, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    for a 50 year old woman, Madonna looks damn good. Id hit it.

  174. Ralph July 1st, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Speaking of Madonna, thanks to you pete, I can’t stop thinking about Jenn Sterger. lol.

  175. TL July 1st, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Melky would be an ideal bench cheerleader. Look at the bench for the Celtics. They were crazy cheering on their more talented teammates.

  176. TL July 1st, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    “Speaking of Madonna, thanks to you pete, I can’t stop thinking about Jenn Sterger. lol.”

    Pete was in the pic too. That’s a wash in my book.

  177. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Francis, as pathetic as you are, you’d hit on Madonna’s pet poodle, just because it’s French.

  178. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    No Bonds. No more steroid players.

  179. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I’m still not exactly sure who this Jen Sterger is, but I clicked on the link Pete provided to her site and she wrote “for all intensive purposes…” in her blog. I’m not sure how she thinks she’s going to get by with that kind of effort.

    But good luck to her.

  180. TT Boy July 1st, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “How good would Barry Bonds look in front of Alex with Juison behind The Rod. Id seriously consider signing him. Its very obvious we need a bat and he would cost us peanuts.”

    See Pete’s blog post about Bonds.

  181. #9 July 1st, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    All this Madge/ARod talk is good publicity for baseball in England (where Madonna lives).

    The rags over there will be explaining who and what ARod means – they’ll show pics of Yankee Stadium and b4 you know it – a Yankees V Red Sox series will be played in Wembley.

    Eventually they’ll all forget Beckham, Man United & Arsenal.

    God bless you ARod for spreading this great game!

  182. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Nick in SF -

    I’m guessing that they don’t “read the articles” on her blog?

  183. TT Boy July 1st, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Forget Jenn. I’d like to hear more about the friend.

  184. TL July 1st, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    “for all intensive purposes…”

    That’s what a Florida State education gets you and fake boobs that made Brent Musburger almost rub out in the booth.

  185. Francis The Praying Mantis July 1st, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    green beret, why am I pathetic? please elaborate

  186. (the new) BOB July 1st, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Anyway, this shoul`ve been posted in the earlier thread, but everyone is here nowadays! Why is there even a thought to trade Melky! He is a frikken ear younger then both Gardner and Ellsbury!! A year younger with so much expereince. Cant wait till he comes right1

  187. V July 1st, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    “Melky would be an ideal bench cheerleader. Look at the bench for the Celtics. They were crazy cheering on their more talented teammates.”

    Melky carried us in April when we had nobody playing well. He is the best defensive centerfielder in the majors.

  188. billy July 1st, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    “I’d like to hear more about the friend.”

    Her friend is nasty and looks like a guy. I did hear that Sterger likes to roll with trannies. He/she is all your’s.

  189. V July 1st, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    “Why is there even a thought to trade Melky! He is a frikken ear younger then both Gardner and Ellsbury!! A year younger with so much expereince. Cant wait till he comes right1″

    Thank you. Exactly what I have been saying.

  190. TL July 1st, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    “Melky carried us in April when we had nobody playing well. He is the best defensive centerfielder in the majors.”

    April is basically Spring Training and as LaTroy said “Spring don’t mean sh*t.”

  191. V July 1st, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    “April is basically Spring Training and as LaTroy said “Spring don’t mean sh*t.””

    Those games in April sure do count in the standings.

  192. Long Fly Ball July 1st, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Bonds would instantly help the lineup.

    He’d be a better bet than Jason Lane or Shelley Duncan.

    What else we going to do if Matsui is out for a month? We are already trying to survive the loss of our #2 pitcher.

  193. ASNKY July 1st, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    9 K’s
    4 hits.
    2 walks.
    1 run.

    I’m hoping that’s Joba’s line for 7 complete innings instead of the team’s line for 9.

    So Jeter gets a day off. Why not give it to him on the day the hottest pitcher on the team pitches? He can always come in as a PH if they need him.

    I will not pay attention posts that are overly critical of Girardi’s every thought, over analyzes the large scale ebbs and flows of a player’s season (based on a single play here or there) or any other form of chicken little post.

    Nor should you post them. Yes I know I’m not naming anyone I’m specifically referring to. Read all the posts over the last few days … it’s really hard to be specific.

  194. Long Fly Ball July 1st, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    This is the perfect game for Jeter to rest.

    With the only strikeout pitcher in the rotation. We can afford Betemit’s terrible range at SS.

  195. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Sorry, but, Jenn Sterger and friend are not the least bit appealing. Neither is the other female in the photo, for that matter. You can see better looking women at the sleaziest of strip bars and just as much plastic.

  196. whozat July 1st, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    “Melky carried us in April when we had nobody playing well. He is the best defensive centerfielder in the majors.”

    Melky carried no one. He hit like an above-average CFer, yeah, but he certainly did not carry the team. Since then, he has been awful. Hot-streak melky is not the “real melky”. Neither is the guy we’re seeing at the plate right now, hopefully. He’s the sum of those two guys, most likely…the guy he was last year. Which is not that great. I was hoping for a rebound in plate discipline this season, which would have made him a quite useful offensive CFer, given his D. Though, he’s also demonstrably not the best defensive CFer in the majors. The guy on the Twins is. He is good, though.

  197. TL July 1st, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    “Bonds would instantly help the lineup.

    He’d be a better bet than Jason Lane or Shelley Duncan.

    What else we going to do if Matsui is out for a month? We are already trying to survive the loss of our #2 pitcher.”

    Don’t even bring up Jason Lane or Shelley Duncan. They are brutal and are not even in the equation any more. Plus Barry is not long for this earth. Bonds=Lyle Alzado. Look at both of their cranial development. That ain’t normal.

  198. whozat July 1st, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    “Bonds would instantly help the lineup.”

    Once he got back into playing. He hasn’t faced real pitching since last september.

    He wouldn’t “instantly” do anything. He’d take a month (at least) to get his timing back. Since Matsui may be taking BP this week, it seems like signing Bonds right now would do nothing except exacerbate the DH logjam.

  199. billy July 1st, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Jenn Sterger sold her soul to Brent Musberger.

  200. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Francis, I have no idea why you are pathetic. I’m guessing that it’s bad upbringing, bad genetics or a combination of the two. Maybe a psychiatrist can give you the answers.

  201. Long Fly Ball July 1st, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    “He wouldn’t “instantly” do anything. He’d take a month (at least) to get his timing back. Since Matsui may be taking BP this week, it seems like signing Bonds right now would do nothing except exacerbate the DH logjam.”

    Do you take all your talking points from Pete’s post on the subject?

    I get it. But Bonds isn’t normal players and if Matsui is down for some time we need a bat. Why not a free one?

    I don’t believe in logjams. I believe in having as much talent as you can possibly can on the roster and performance dictating playing time.

  202. Mark July 1st, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Doreen-

    I wasn’t bring up Madonna’s nominal age with regards to her appearance. She looks fine to me, too. I was bring up the age difference – 17 years.

  203. Ted July 1st, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Francis, I have no idea why you are pathetic. I’m guessing that it’s bad upbringing, bad genetics or a combination of the two. Maybe a psychiatrist can give you the answers.

    Always being a nice guy, Green Beret. You should feel good about yourself for taking random pot shots at people.

  204. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    As much trouble as Bonds brings, he would be a tremendous boost to this lineup, especially batting behind A-Rod and giving him some protection. Imagine the numbers A-Rod would put up sandwiched by Giambi and Bonds.

  205. Ted July 1st, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Sorry, but, Jenn Sterger and friend are not the least bit appealing. Neither is the other female in the photo, for that matter. You can see better looking women at the sleaziest of strip bars and just as much plastic.

    I guess it helps if you have male genitalia in viewing the pic.

  206. Chet Stedman July 1st, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Pavano will save our Season!!!

  207. mel July 1st, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Doreen,

    Sorry, Doreen. Didn’t mean to touch a nerve! :)

    BTW. My mother’s 60 and looks younger than Madonna.

    [No, GB7 I will not introduce you to her]

  208. Ted July 1st, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    You can say anything you want about Bonds and God knows there is a laundry list of why they shouldn’t approach him. But imagine his presence in the lineup.

  209. Blue Steel July 1st, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Pavano will sign with the Sox and win 20 games next year.

  210. (the new) BOB - melky is a year younger then Gardner and Ellsbury July 1st, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    TL;
    “April is basically Spring Training and as LaTroy said “Spring don’t mean sh*t.””

    firstly; (as V said) April games count as much as September games.
    Secondly who the hell cares what Latroy thinks, what has he done for us!?

  211. Mark July 1st, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    GreenBeret7-

    don’t be so hard on the women.

    people shouldn’t be judged based on their looks. I’m sure you know great looking people who have terrible personalities, and dorky looking people with endless charisma.

    even looks wise, everyone has different tastes.

  212. Salvie July 1st, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Joba is in Ace mode tonight. We need a shutout.

    Saying that is there any doubt they score 11 for him?

  213. Westerner99 July 1st, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Thankfully the posts here alert me to what 2006 Manager of the Year Joe Girardi should be doing.

  214. Bleacher Creature July 1st, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    “melky is a year younger then Gardner and Ellsbury”

    Who cares how much younger he is?

    He isn’t as good as either one.

  215. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    “You can see better looking women at the sleaziest of strip bars and just as much plastic.”

    Nice plug for blog sponsors Lace and Stiletto!

  216. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Mark, Is my judgement on those two women based on looks any different than anybody else’s that are based on what they perceive to be good looks? I never said anything about those women other than I don’t find silicone filled females as attractive. Never said a word about them as people.

  217. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve missed the past 200 or so posts, but has anyone suggested that Madonna would play a better CF than Melky yet?

  218. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Jorge, I think the consensus is that Melky is younger than Madonna but we’re not judging either of them as people.

  219. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Ted, the “potshot” taken at Francine is about the constant attempts he makes at race baiting. There’s no need for it here or any where else. And, yes, I’m very proud of what I’ve accomplished. Who else do you know that’s been able to do what they enjoy and excel at for 36 years?

  220. farnsworthy July 1st, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    ray doesn’t respect gardner, but he respects melky. MAKES SENSE……………. NOT!!!

  221. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    One thing I think we do know, Madonna is not an Ace.

  222. mel July 1st, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    ray,

    She’s not an ace, but she can put down the side in the 8th.

  223. rb15 July 1st, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    ha, raymagnetic. but she’s a perfect 8th inning pitcher!

  224. OKStateYankees July 1st, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    SI.com says that the Marlins could be interested in a reliever like LaTroy Hawkins.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

  225. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    mel -

    You know I’m a bit sensitive on the age thing. :lol:

    My husband actually bought one of those question mark candles for me, and my daughters are sworn to secrecy. But it’s a genetic thing — my grandmother, God bless her, never told her real age, and if she was alive today, well, let’s just say if we believed her, I’d have been on the cover of the Enquirer as an 8-year-old mother!

    I’m actually nervous about Joba tonight. He’s been pitching well, progressing each outing. But this lineup is pretty strong, the Rangers, and if the Yankees continue their offensive onslaught, I’m afraid Joba’s going to try to be too fine, too perfect.

    We’ll see, I guess. I’m a falteringly optimistic realist.

  226. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Jorge, Madonna will never be allowed to play in center field for the Yanks regardless of how well she played for the Rockford Peaches. Everyone knows that she just wants to be running and have her breasts to just accidently pop out. That’s not going to bring more fans in to the park.

  227. spark July 1st, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    The Yanks are trying to break Gardner in gradually. There is still something special about playing center field for the Yankees so I think they want to ease Gardner in to the mix so as not to put too much pressure on him. Believe me, the higher ups are aware that Melky is not cutting it. Look for Melky to be trade bait in a move for more pitching before the summer is out.

  228. (the new) BOB - melky is a year younger then Gardner and Ellsbury July 1st, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Mr Bleacher Creature;

    “Who cares how much younger he is?

    He isn’t as good as either one.”

    What a load of Crap is that;
    Lets try and proove some stuff to you-
    Defence, we all know he kicks the average CFr and defintaly those 2. We remember amongs others the Melky catch!
    He has been in enough hot streaks, in enough stints of hitting over .300 to prove he has what it takes to be a good hitter, Not a superstart but a good hitter (who plays great defence)
    He hit .385 in his first 30+ gmaes, He`s had his fair share of walk offs/clutch hits (also remember he is #9).

    AND AND AND he is only 23 9a year younger then King gardner and g-d ellsbury)Yes he has struggled and is struggling and maybe will struggle. BUT he will mature and to go with his defence can play a good few years with the Yanks (with Damon and Abreu going)
    Im not saying dont sit him, just dont trade him or even talk about it

    Finnally to even suggest hes worse the Gardnerm, you have to be insane! He is a year younger and been in the majors a good part of 3 years, making important hits and big plays! where the hell has the older Gardner been!!

    discalimer- this post is in no way against garder, hope he does great!

  229. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Jorge Steinbrenner & Nick in SF -

    Thanks for two of the funniest posts of the day! :lol:

  230. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Mel, there’s a great open line there about Madonna’s chances in the 8th inning, but, it’s best that I let it pass.

  231. raymagnetic ®™ July 1st, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Mel,

    She could probably put down the whole team in perfect order.

  232. rb15 July 1st, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    GB, but during her stay with Rockford Peaches, Madonna did make a nice catch up against the center field wall. She takes better routes to the ball then Melky does, and if the movie is to be believed, her OBP is fantastic. She has also never swung and missed. Let’s take a flier on her.

  233. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    (Tries to think of witty response involving a Madonna reference)

    keep Arod close to “home”

  234. keith July 1st, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    The Yankees have used 61 different lineups this season. The team who has used the fewest has used 55. Shut the fck up.

  235. jimmy 27 July 1st, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Whats the deal with Stenger???
    Can someone send the link?????

  236. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    See, I’m just not getting these 8th inning innuendos. :(

    (but, that’s okay, I don’t really want to know!)

  237. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    RB, Madonna’s never had a problem backing up to anything. Having her back plastered up against a wall is what she does best.

  238. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Whats the deal with Stenger???

    Makes you ignore the fact that the Florida State Football team has sucked for the past three years.

  239. Andy in Sunny Daytona July 1st, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    See if Pete can get a profile pic of Jen Sterger. If you ever want to find good truffles…nevermind.

  240. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Doreen, it’s best you don’t know.

  241. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    GB7 -

    I made it this far without knowing, I think I’ll do okay… :)

  242. mel July 1st, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    GB7,

    Aya! Didn’t even catch the double entendre.

    BTW. Brandon won the Manny Knocks contest.

    From the FSU cowgirl thread:

    Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP)
    July 1st, 2008 at 2:57 am
    Ok….sport journalism it is. Now I suddenly don’t feel like knocking Manny

  243. mel July 1st, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Doreen,

    I think it has something to do with Madonna in her dominatrix gear.

  244. Bleacher Creature July 1st, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Who cares if Melky is a 1 yr younger than Gardner and Ellsbury? He isn’t in the same class as Ellsbury for sure and it looks like Gardner is a much better offensive player.

    Plate discipline, speed, gap power. What has Melky shown?

    Who cares if the player is a yr younger if that player isn’t as good anyway?

  245. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, those are some of the shortest pitching lines ever.

  246. MELKY IS DEAD July 1st, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    MELKY SUCKSSSSS

  247. j July 1st, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Here’s an article from THT

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....p-variety/

    Fewest used lineups in baseball is 55. The Yankees have used 56 different lineups.

  248. TGFizeek July 1st, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Can someone set some expectation around Humberto Sanchez? I thought before he got hurt he had real big league promise and was intrigued when we got him in the Sheffield deal. Don’t hear his name mentioned as much as some other guys.

  249. (the new) BOB - melky is a year younger then Gardner and Ellsbury July 1st, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    bleacher;

    you said your same point.
    And my answer is That the fact that he is a year younger means a year more to mature (we`re all saying Gardner is a prospect and will mature- so treat melky the same way BECAUSE he is only 23)
    yes he stinks now, and i 100% agree with sitting him, and agree that gardner should play some CF and put pressure on Melky!

    yes gardner has more speed, but that doesnt mean melky doesnt have any he has stolen bases
    Lets look at what he has that Gardnre doesnt!! Home runs and a better arm

    In 2007 Cabrera was 4th in the American League in sacrifice flies (9), 5th in sacrifice hits (10), and 6th in triples (8).

    he`ll come… Hes young, sit him 9or even if you can send him down a bit) but hes got the goods

  250. John July 1st, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    if we can get demasio marte for melk ide do it now
    move gardner to center and experiment

  251. jimmy 27 July 1st, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    gardner on ESPN!

  252. jimmy 27 July 1st, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    RADIO 1050

  253. Tint July 1st, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Nice to see Chris Britton ball it up. He will be a solid long-time pitcher for us. I know it!!!

  254. John July 1st, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    ^^ adding on from above, realistically does anyone actually think this team has what it takes to win the WS, well I don’t so we might as well make some trades this season and experiment, get something new….I am going to be mad if cashman trades big prospects for sabathia. We are not going to win it all this year anyway so just wait and sign him if he is even still available

  255. Tint July 1st, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    ^^^^^ yes. I think we have a legit shot.

  256. TGFizeek July 1st, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Let’s get this straight. The Yankees must get CC Sabathia. CC, Wang and Joba are a great, young core of a pitching staff. You can get a 4 or 5 starter from alot of places.
    I don’t see why a team would trade for him, use him for a few months and let him walk at the end of the season. Probably are going to have a window to negotiate a contract before any trade goes final. Thus: if CC goes on the block, the Yankees MUST TRADE FOR HIM.

  257. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    iv been away a couple of weeks but i heard the report on npr the other day from the scranton trip, it was wierd hearing myself on my morning newscast, but he pronounced my name wrong!

    im pretty dissappointed with how the team is playing too, but its too early to decide whether they should be buyers or sellers at the deadline. we’ll know alot more after the upcoming games with boston and tampa are over. if we lose significant ground over the next 2 weeks, they will have to entertain offers for giambi, damon and others with an eye toward next year, but i dont think they’re out of it yet.

    there is still time but the window is getting smaller

  258. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    man i come on the blog after 2 weeks off and farnsworthy has to immediatly remind me of how moronic so many of the posts on here are.

    how can you wish a career-ending injury on any man, yankee or not? that is truly revolting.

  259. farnsworthy July 1st, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    i never said that Y’s Guy. That’s an imposter.

  260. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    adding on from above, realistically does anyone actually think this team has what it takes to win the WS, well I don’t so we might as well make some trades this season and experiment, get something new….I am going to be mad if cashman trades big prospects for sabathia. We are not going to win it all this year anyway so just wait and sign him if he is even still available.

    Agree. This team has 87 wins in it at best. There will be no first round playoff to lose because they will not make it. The DL has hurt us but what does that say about a team that has no one to step in when someone goes down. The pitching will tank a little in the second half but the offense will continue to be enemic at best. At the All Star break, the season is about over.

  261. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    whoever it is really needs a reality check. there is something seriously wrong with anyone who would wish that on a player

  262. JJ July 1st, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Why Bet instead of The AG at short?
    Girardi really over thinks his moves.

  263. whozat July 1st, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    “Do you take all your talking points from Pete’s post on the subject?”

    Only when he’s right.

    The guy may be the most talented hitter ever, but even he had to go through spring training every year. Why would you think he’d not need a similar kind of warmup period after being out of baseball since last September?

  264. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Wilson has a better bat.

  265. Buddy Biancalana July 1st, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    That’s a first, someone saying they were impersonated & then lying about it. Cuckoo!

  266. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    ugh
    I guess it’s too much to ask for a win tonight

  267. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Well I am sporting my “Got Melky?” shirt tonight to spur our favorite formerly scrappy, switch-hitting youngster on to greatness. I highly encourage anyone else who has the shirt to do the same…whatever works right?

    GO MELKY!!! I may be frustrated with him, but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop rooting for him.

  268. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Millwood will probably get out of the 1st inning with only 3 pitches

  269. mel July 1st, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    ER,

    If the Yankees win tonight, do you promise to not make dumb predictions tomorrow?

  270. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Rain in the forecast, too?

  271. jennifer- I got your back Girardi July 1st, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Can anyone explain why Humberto is only throwing 1 inning ?

  272. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    OK, BBB, I am going to sport my “got melky?” shirt too.

    Although, for those who didn’t read Pete’s thread on Melky, I have some concerns:

    http://tinyurl.com/4fwhjb

    Now let’s forget about all this Madonna silliness and get into the groove!

  273. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I agree-Go Melky! Make the doubters be quiet.

  274. jennifer- I got your back Girardi July 1st, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    You know what I think Alex should do. Hire a PI to follow the writers of the stories around. Dig up dirt on them, find them stepping out on their spouses.

  275. YankeeVIP July 1st, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    i wonder what it would take to get ichiro. im sure he is on the market and since he is having a down year, we can get him cheap…

    if we can get ichiro and a reliable #4 starter … this team will be strong the 2nd half.

  276. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve got my Melky shirt at home. I’ll be thinking about it in my head while I’m at work for another hour.

    ER, Millwood can’t get out of the 1st on three pitches. won’t he be facing BRETT GARDNER?!?! Even if he swings at misses at the first two pitches, BRETT GARDNER will just pull down his pants and hit a home run his….uh, never mind.

    anyways…..GO YANKS, even with a 3-0 count on Ian Kinsler.

  277. shapeshifter July 1st, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    howdy folks… i sincerely hope melky goes 4-5 tonight

  278. Tom July 1st, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Just got off the phone with a scout freind of mine. I had email your comments regarding Melky. Hi first responce was a typical sportswriter who does not do his homework and tries to play scout. He thought that you should go back to the newspapers minors and learn your trade. First even though Melky has only three assits doesnot tell the whole story. How many baserunner donot even test his arm anymore? How many doubles has he turned into singles? He was working the game last night and his thought on Melky’s hitting woes are. His swing has gotten long. He feels that this is due to Melky hitting homeruns earlier in the year. He feels that the Yankees are paying the price of not having top coaches with the exception of Pena. He feels that Long is not a good hitting coach and that the younger players have suffered from this. His beleif is that Gardner is still a 4th outfielder at best with a below average arm. He beleives that Melky is a much better player than Gardner. I know you can’t report it because you are afraid that the Yankees will cut you off. The Yankees chose the wrong pitching coach. The only in house choice was Gil Paterson who they let go. He feels that Paterson track record he was the better in house choice to work with the young pitchers. so far he has been right.

    In the future don’t play scout just do your homework and report.

    Thank you

  279. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Wow, Joba, walks on four pitches are not cool.

  280. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    at leat YankeeVIP thinks we’re two players away, rather than the standard, “if we just got X guy, we’ll be fine!”

    we’re more than two players away. we’re a philosophy away.

  281. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    No question in my mind that Yankees take this game because there’s no question in my mind that Joba will get the job done.

    It’s so not enough it isn’t funny. Why should we only be able to win games when one of our pitchers is untouchable.

    This team is a disgrace.

  282. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Oy, for all your mumblings, this team is still above .500.

    It’s nowhere near as good as this team should be, but it could be a lot worse.

    Don’t believe me? Look at the Jays, Mets, Mariners, Indians, Padres….

    Joba. Come on man. Outs.

  283. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Evening all!

    Jobamania is underway!

    Let’s Go Yanks!

  284. mel July 1st, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Joba needs to dial it back just a little to get some more control.

  285. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Rebecca,

    For all the mumblings, this has been an incredibly enjoyable season for me, and will continue to be. Win or lose.

  286. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Joba please throw strikes. I hope the 114 pitches isn’t bothering him.

  287. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Jorge: Now, that’s the attitude I like!

    Of course, you’ve probably had more success at games than I hate, but that is so totally not the point :)

  288. mel July 1st, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Oi, the Inoa signing just scrolled on the tv.

  289. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    1 more out Joba. Come on

  290. shapeshifter July 1st, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Milton Bradley looks like Brian McRae

  291. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Nice Joba.

  292. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!! July 1st, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Tom – while I agree with some points that your “scout friend” makes, Pete also makes great points. I agree that Melky’s swing has gotten long and that it probably has to do with the homeruns earlier in the year. Runners also don’t test Melky as much as they would with other outfielders.

    However, you can’t disagree with what Pete was reporting. Numbers are numbers, and Melky’s are not good right now. All Pete was saying was that he can’t hit and it’s time to give someone else a chance. He didn’t say send Melky to Single-A to hit against Dontrelle Willis. Pete is right with what he said, Melky isn’t playing great and Gardner deserves a shot. Melky isn’t a great outfielder anyway, I’m scared everytime a ball is hit his way until it’s caught.

  293. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Oh gee I feel so much better now that Princess Lea has set me straight. I guess I should kiss the ground because the team predicted to score the most runs in the majors is above 500. Well hot diggity!

    Try this. They suck pretty bad, dollar for dollar.

  294. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 1st, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    THis isn’t the Pirates JOba.This is a AL lineup just throw it down the middle.

  295. mel July 1st, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Kay tried his best to jinx us with that Bradley vs. the Yankees stat.

    Way to go, Jobber.

  296. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Joba is just amazing. We become impatient with our other youngsters because this man has set the bar so damn high.

    He’s always one pitch away from getting anyone to look like a complete fool.

  297. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Hey look! A baserunner person thingie!

  298. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Rebecca, I get a ton of joy out of watching young players develop. I spent a lot of years watching some bad Yankee and Marlin teams in the late 80′s and early 90′s.

    awright, Johnny!

  299. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    “Oh gee I feel so much better now that Princess Lea has set me straight. I guess I should kiss the ground because the team predicted to score the most runs in the majors is above 500. Well hot diggity!

    Try this. They suck pretty bad, dollar for dollar.”

    Whats up with the jackass attitude?

  300. shapeshifter July 1st, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    run white boy, run

  301. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    bunt, Gardy, bunt!

  302. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Nice bunt!

  303. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Nick in SF – Your Melky song is hilarious!! Of course it also means that I will have not just that song but every one from the Sound of Music stuck in my head for the next week, but for the laughs, I’ll take it.

    …Aaaand so much for Millwood escaping the inning on 3 pitches. What now, Negative Nancy who predicted that?

  304. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Nice Johnny

  305. shapeshifter July 1st, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    OMG, Melky could NEVER of made that perfect bunt

  306. hi bret July 1st, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    at least gardner can bunt

  307. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    That’s exactly the same thing Derek would have done – bunt and play for a run.

  308. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t know why Gardner was bunting there.

    It’s the 1st inning. He probably should have been swinging away instead of giving up an out so early.

  309. no name July 1st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    so lets see he can bunt has great speed that’s 2 up on the Melkman. he will make a great addition to this club

  310. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Not what we wanted…

  311. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Angel: It’s the losing. I understand the frustration.

    Wow, Bobby, that was totally not what you were supposed to do.

  312. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Oh gee now I answer to someone named “Angel”? I don’t think so. I don’t need a game jinx telling me about my mumblings when all she ever does is valley girl soundbytes about what’s cool and what isn’t cool.

  313. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    That run must score…why can’t we hit with RISP?

  314. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Bad at bats by Abreu and Alex. Already 0-2 with RISP tonight.

  315. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    ugh, not this again…

  316. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Yeah, but wasn’t he the person whining earlier about how no one paid attention or took notice of his posts?

    Well no wonder. It’s nothing that stands out from the other whiners, lol

  317. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    They suck right now. Stop making excuses for them. Leadoff double, they don’t score, and Millwood only throws 8 pitches in the inning. That is beyond pathetic.

    It’s ALL on the offense. The pitching has been OUTSTANDING and we can’t score any runs for them!

  318. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    blame it on Melky for the lack of clutch hitting by the multi millionaires……………

  319. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I heard Gardner didn’t even use his bat for that bunt, if you know what I mean.

    Maybe he should date Madonna.

    Meanwhile, another runner stranded at third. To say that not getting RISP home is a new problem for this team doesn’t ring true, but it really seems a ton worse this year.

  320. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    3b: Where Yankee baserunners go to die. :(

  321. j July 1st, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    how hard is it to hit a lazy fly ball? i mean they do it 10 times a night but cant do it when it is needed

  322. Jeter2007 July 1st, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    8 pitch inning for millwood

  323. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Why can’t we score a simple run. Frustrating..

  324. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    farnsworthy,

    Abreu is actually Israeli. get it right.

  325. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    This is a team of pampered prima donnas. No other team gets more understanding from their manager than the Yankees.

    What a joke.

  326. I may be a Whiner July 1st, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Complain all you want about all the whiners on this blog crying about how the yankees can’t score, but you gotta admit, THAT was pretty darn pathetic. the fact that they are unable to score ANYBODY in scoring position is pretty DAMN lame.

  327. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Stuart,

    The multi-millionaires can’t be replaced right now. Melky can.

    Nuff said.

  328. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    I rest my case.

  329. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Oh Angel shut up. You should talk about meaningless posts.

  330. CB July 1st, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Texas is #1 in the AL in runs scored, slugging percentage and OPS.

    Despite having that kind of offense they played their infield in with a runner at third and 1 out.

    Now you can disagree with Ron Washington’s decision to play the infield in but that really speaks volumes for what Washington thinks of Joba and how many runs he expects the #1 offense in the AL to score against the yankee starter tonight.

    That’s a remarkable thing to do with a rookie on the mound.

  331. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    strikes Joba. Strikes!

  332. Mater Complainer July 1st, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    hey GREAT job again by our HEART of the lineup with the RISP, huh ?….This is SICK….Damon with a leadoff double….first off…how is THAT for confidence in Gardner’s ability that he has to LAY DOWN a FREAKIN’ Bunt ?…If he sucks that bad….he needs to be batting 9th…your number 2 hitter AT HOME in a tie game in the DANG FIRST INNING is NOT BUNTING !…..then don’t EVEN get me started on Bobby and A-Fraud with not being able to get him home from 1st with only 1 out as our 3 and 4 hitters….this is exactly why we are doomed in the playoffs, as we have an entire team that in bunches goes ICE COLD for weeks…..what a waste…

  333. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Joba. Strike zone. You are not going to let Kevin Millwood out pitch you.

  334. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I just performed my civic duty and voted for the ASG – Let’s just say that after that bunt, Gardner total went up by one!

    I figure between me and his family he might he double digits.

  335. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    You rest your case? You are a case. Angel.

  336. Mater Complainer July 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    from 3rd…I mean….

  337. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks, BBB. My personal favorites from that musical are “Giambi is .263, going on .265″, “Mo-Re-Mi”, “The Lonely Attorney General”, “So Long, Farnsworth”, and the ode to the 1996-2000 teams, “My Favorite Rings”.

  338. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    The Rangers have allowed the most runs in MLB. And what have we done against them? 1 run on 4 hits in game 1, leadoff double in the 1st and can’t even score him in the 2nd game.

  339. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    leadoff double gone to waste… sigh

  340. Mater Complainer July 1st, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    and once again,,,they are squeezing Joba…so he is OVER 30 pitches and has not retired a 4th man yet….ugly…so far…REAL UGLY ! :-(

  341. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I’ll post what I like, when I like.

    However, I can promise I won’t send post after post about how no one is paying attention to me. I’ll leave that to you.

  342. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!! July 1st, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Hall of Fame nice guy Andy Philips DFA’d by the Mets… they gave him a realllll long look :(

    http://tinyurl.com/5gq8et

  343. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I hope that Joba finds the strike zone too. Texas’ offense is potent enough without walking runners on.

  344. Mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    tampa up 1-0 in the 1st

  345. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    This just came in: Joba Chamberlain can’t always control his 100 MPH baseball. He’s human.

  346. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Oh no..

  347. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    That never ever would have happened with Jeter there…

  348. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    The Rangers can hit with RISP.

  349. Whiner July 1st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    game over. good nite everybody!

  350. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    And AL Manager of the Year goes to…..

  351. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    …We are getting outpitched by Kevin Millwood.

    Might it be that Joba had too much rest and that’s why his command is awful tonight?

  352. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Don’t blame Joba or Betemit. If we’d score runs off the worst pitching in baseball, this would be a non issue.

  353. Shdwrptr July 1st, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Wow. Joba can’t throw more than 1 strike per batter

  354. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Triple play please?

    Doesn’t someone win a blender if that happens?

  355. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    terrible throw by betamit!

  356. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!! July 1st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    make that 4 assists

  357. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Yeah I won’t blame Joba either. Maybe it is a rest issue. If we knew how to hit it wouldn’t be a problem.

  358. John July 1st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Oh my GOD!!! They WASTED a lead off DOUBLE!!! This team is COOKED!!! They will Never score again and lose every SINGLE game the rest of the way 20 to nothing!!!

  359. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    If we lose tonight.. there’s a good chance of getting swept with Ponson on the mound tomorrow night.

  360. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    wait….who just threw out that guy at third?

  361. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Geez. Joba’s command is looking a bit dicey these two innings.

  362. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    What makes this very hard to bear is that it’s coming on the heels of his 114 pitch outing. Now I’m worried about that. Unless maybe he is having control problems because of the extra day of rest? Andy has said before that feeling like he has too much energy can interfere with him putting the ball where he wants, maybe that is it?

  363. Jeter2007 July 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    * 1 * big one for the melk man

  364. Zooboy July 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Ballgame? With this offense, could be.

  365. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!! July 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    are people really saying game over in the 2nd inning?? please tell me you have more faith then that

  366. Joba Sucks July 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    THIS TEAM IS GARBAGE

  367. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Tell me now Melky’s not valuable…

  368. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    “wait….who just threw out that guy at third?”

    Brett Gardner? ;)

  369. Joba Sucks July 1st, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    JoeT 28 in 09… haven’t watched this team much this season have you?

  370. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    “Don’t blame Joba or Betemit. If we’d score runs off the worst pitching in baseball, this would be a non issue.”

    Joba averaging around 20 pitches an inning would be a non issue?

  371. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    “wait….who just threw out that guy at third?”

    Some useless oaf.

  372. luck July 1st, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    im sorry 2-0 game over

  373. Joba Sucks July 1st, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!!

    Haven’t watch this team much have you?

  374. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    i just wish all these losers who say its game over would leave now and let the rest of us enjoy this yankees win, but they will just continue thier whining until we take the lead.

  375. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Maybe it is because Joba had too much rest?
    Not too thrilled with this Joba. I like the usual Joba.

  376. Dan from upstate July 1st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    CHILL OUT! It’s the second inning geez

  377. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    It’s really simple guys.

    You have to score runs to win games.

    Your pitching is not going to throw a shutout, especially against the team that leads baseball in runs scored. The team coming in has the worst pitching in the major leagues. You have to pound them into oblivion with the bats.

    And yes, this is a HUGE game, nearly a MUST WIN. When the two teams ahead of you are playing each other, you HAVE to win the games. You pretty much are being handed a gift to gain on the team, and you can’t blow that. This is the biggest stretch of the year. The two teams ahead of you playing each other while you play a mediocre rangers team, and then Boston for 4 and Tampa for 2. If they lose this series, they are in BIG trouble.

  378. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Huge break there…HUGE!

  379. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!! July 1st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    that was an awful call, but i’ll take it

    2 outs at third this inning

  380. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Good job by Alex acting like he tagged the runner.

  381. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    JoeT: It’d be a lot nicer though if we could have an offense that actually, you know, hit once in a while.

  382. Someone Else July 1st, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    “Joba Sucks
    July 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    THIS TEAM IS GARBAGE”

    Wow. Just wow.

    Ok, thought I’d pop in to check what the children were up to. Now I wish I hadn’t.

    Enjoy your night of whining, babies.

  383. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    For those that said game over-why still watching?

  384. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! FIRE CASHMAN!! July 1st, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Joba Sucks

    I’m here everyday – where have you been? Either get on the horse or off of it, if your on then root for the team, if you’re off, then get out of here

  385. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Nice sell by A-Rod.

  386. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    “i just wish all these losers who say its game over would leave now and let the rest of us enjoy this yankees win, but they will just continue thier whining until we take the lead.”

    Agreed – this isn’t soccer. 2-0 is not a huge lead.

  387. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    That’s it Joba! No fear! Bring it!

  388. Rich July 1st, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    WOW!! The Rangers can’t run the bases at all.

  389. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I am going to blame this 100% on Girardi. There was ABSOLUTELY no reason he should of let Joba throw 114 pitches in a game. I said it at the time so this is not second guessing. There was no reason for it and at the time I could not believe what I was watching. Girardi has done a ton of things this year that made no sense but that is definitely at the top of the list for me. Joba had only started 5 games and hasn’t built up his arm and you let him throw 114 pitches??!!! Girardi needs a ton of help as a manager.

  390. Dan from upstate July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Some fans just need to chill out, I mean seriously there is still a whole ballgame to be played

  391. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Joba is almost at 50 pitches. He is going to need some quick innings coming up.

    Let’s go Yanks – score some runs.

  392. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Joba’s at 47 pitches
    Get to work bats

  393. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    “yes melky is SO VALUABLE! Instead of 3-0, it’s 2-0! HAHAHAHA PATHETIC!”

    If the Yankees win this game by a run, I’m using this quote as my blog name for a week.

  394. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    farnsworthy,

    you’re just jealous of Melky’s natural Greek good looks.

    it’s been fun, everyone. back to lurkdom for the night.

  395. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    uh oh

  396. luck July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    i bet $100 that posada stikes out

  397. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I refuse to get down on our pitching until I’m giving a good reason to do it. Starting pitchers have the right to give up runs now and again.

    It’s our offense that’s ridiculous.

    Why the hell isn’t Hank Steinbrenner screaming about this team?????

  398. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    gotta cut down on the walks joba

  399. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Another night, another missing offense.

    Lead off double, sac bunt and a donut.

    Seriously someone needs to be fired for this putrid offense. Or DFA these overpaid overages, players.

  400. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    “For those that said game over-why still watching?”

    If they didn’t watch, what would they cry about?

  401. Dan from upstate July 1st, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Hopefully Joba settles down.
    Lets get these bats going

  402. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    If anyone cares, Bobby is from Venezuela… (regarding someone’s post earlier) and is a strong part of this team. It is sad that so called fans are so quick to throw him under the bus.

  403. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    how come Melky did not drive in a run in the 1st inning? he makes $460k but the guy making $16 mill cannot hit the ball out of the infield and uber pay grounded out..

    the BIG BOYS are failing and Cano not the 9th hitter… Again use Gardner but if the big boys do not hit they will fail..

    jeter, abreu, etc…SUCK>>>>>>>

  404. Wolf In Pinstripes July 1st, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Alex wasn’t actually trying to put the tag on – he was doing the “Vogue”. ;)

  405. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    “Maybe it is because Joba had too much rest?
    Not too thrilled with this Joba. I like the usual Joba.”

    No, he’s been averaging this amount of pitches almost every game. The farthest he’s gone so far was what 7 and he had to throw 114 to get there.

  406. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    lol BBB..so true…
    c’mon ‘stache

  407. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I actually think we’ll win this game. I said that from the start.

    They still suck. A win once in a while is worthless to me.

  408. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    there we go stache…. 3 runs this inning

  409. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    You know, this is where missing Hideki’s bat really hurts.

  410. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    BBB, what do you think the minimum amount of time is that one must keep wearing their “got melky?” shirt tonight? Because I don’t think mine was actually, um, washed since the last time I wore it and… well, it’s not the best situation.

    Melky has already thrown out someone, is that enough? Wait for his first AB?

  411. Dan from upstate July 1st, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Alright Giambi’s on lets get him home

  412. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Captain’s Corner –

    You realize Joba got an extra day right?

  413. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I’ll never throw Abreu under the bus no matter if he has a bad night here or there because he’s one of the steadiest players we have.

  414. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    The Melky supporters are hilarious.

    As if 4 assists make up for his .220 BA since May 1st.

  415. luck July 1st, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    stuard im with you this team suck

  416. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    why is posada bunting?

  417. V July 1st, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    http://www.baseballthinkfactor.....n_players/

    Derek Jeter: D

    This is the guy I really dislike having to rate. Let’s just say that I have no argument with those players who voted him the most over-rated player in the S.I. poll. The future hall-of-famer is having his worst offensive season. – 7 RSAA. No Power. .279/.336/.379. In the past, Jeter’s offensive contributions have been able to overshadow his poor defensive. So far this year, that hasn’t been the case. By the time the Yanks finally move him off SS, he may not have anything left in the tank to contribute at a corner position. Bottom line: He’s not that good. If someone with another name were putting up his exact same numbers with the exact same defense, fans would be calling for his head. The reason I didn’t flunk him? His “clutchiness,” of course!

  418. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Giambi with another base knock.

    The power of the ‘stache compels you!

  419. luck July 1st, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    i told you before posada strike out

  420. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    argh

  421. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    there’s no use arguing with an idiot who wished a career ending injury to a yankees player, he’s worse than a troll, whatever slithers below a troll is now called a farnsworthy

  422. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Put some Febreze on it, Nick.

  423. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    You know, this is where missing Hideki’s bat really hurts

    would make a difference right now. Team just can’t hit.

    look at the Posada AB… would rather watch the strike than swing at the strike.

  424. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    No fair, luck, you were posting from the future.

  425. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Nick in SF – I don’t think you actually have to wear it the whole time, as long as you lovingly gaze at it at least once per inning, that is probably enough!

  426. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Cano needs to eat Lucky Charms for breakfast every day.

  427. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    has anyone called a complete game, yet? sheesh – can we work the pitcher?

  428. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    BBB, Angel, I think a combo of taking it off, Fabrezing it, loving gazes, and then laundry are the way to go. Thanks.

  429. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    wow. check out the handle bars on that ump!

  430. TGFizeek July 1st, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    You all are hilarious. Absolutly no patience. Either calling for some unrealistic trade or calling for the guy to get released because of 2 month’s performance!
    I haven’t checked in a while but it would be interesting to see Melky’s numbers vs. Bernie at this stage of their careers.

  431. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    What a surprise – the Yanks get the leadoff runner on and he doesn’t score.

  432. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Who ever thought there’d be a day when we’d be saying that Giambi’s bat was about the best in the lineup!

  433. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    so another inning with another runner in scoring position.

    2-2 tonight.

  434. I Like to Whine July 1st, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    This Offeeenssseee ssssuuuucccccccckkkkksssssss!!

  435. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Cy Young on the hill against the Yankees tonight

  436. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    “WHIFF POSADA! WHAT A GREAT SIGNING! another cashman blunder”

    Yeah, I know it’s really hard to accept the fact that we don’t have Paul LoDuca instead….

  437. chuck July 1st, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Girardi is very good at running line ups out there that are just painful to watch.

  438. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    at least they aren’t doing that much worse with RISP than they are in general (see much earlier update above)

  439. mark July 1st, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Hey I’ve got a great idea! Let’s carry three catchers but let Moeller sit out every game.

  440. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    A quick inning here would be nice Joba baby

  441. luck July 1st, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    posada just suckkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  442. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    had betamit turned and thrown home on that relay from melky, this would be a 1-0 game thanks to 2 excellent throws from melky. i guess that ‘off chance’ that melky will make a great play in cf isn’t all that low percentage after all.

    when you take away a solid fielding cf you suddenly realize how valuable he was when you had him.

  443. Yankees are not good July 1st, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    WOW…

    This team so soo bad, in so many ways.

  444. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    dear lord – did joba just totally forget what a strike zone is? this is worse than last night – who would have thought that was possible

  445. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Wow, this is rough. Normally I would just chalk it up to an inevitable bad outing but I am worried about him throwing 114 pitches last time. Damn, I really hate this feeling.

  446. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    DP is what we need here!

    Let’s Go Yanks!

  447. Yankees are not good July 1st, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    That 4 year contract we gave Posada is looking great.

  448. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Is Geise available this soon? After Bradley K’s, it’s still going to take a lot more pitches to get through this inning.

  449. Yankees are not good July 1st, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Oh Jesus…Dan Giese

  450. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    this is a thing of beauty. the clutch hitting, the fielding, the strike throwing from out pitcher..

    thsi team jsut sucks.. head scratching.. betemit 180 and change with RISP fits in with the rest of the gang but nah, the weak hitting CF is the problem making $460k…

  451. live to Whine July 1st, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    I feel like i am watching yesterdays game…am i? i can’t tell

  452. Yankees are not good July 1st, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Is Singleton on crack?

  453. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    So I am curious from most of the authorities on this site, who is really to blame for the lack of offense?

    Blaming the players is not right because they are just earning their paycheck.

    Blaming Girardi is not right because he really doesn’t know how to manage and is in over his head at this point.

    Blaming Kevin Long is not right because he does not swing the bats.

    Blaming Cashman is not right because he does not swing the bat and only fields the team.

    So who is to blame? You know within the Yankee organization someone will be held accountable for having so many overaged overmatched hitters in the line up.

  454. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Well, I guess there goes that plan. :(

  455. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    That’s it Joba! Let’s GO!

  456. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I would say it’s the rest more than anything.

    I mean, in October we messed with Wang’s rest and then he overthrew and couldn’t locate, at all. I don’t think it’s the 114 pitches.

    Still, this isn’t what we needed tonight.

  457. Will to the M July 1st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    29 strikes, 32 balls….hope it’s just a mechanical thing and trying to aim…not a problem with him..

    C’mon Joba!

  458. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    yeah complain of the Posada signing.. people were whining and begging to sign him..

    they were almost in tears of the thought of no Jorge……

  459. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    “I feel like i am watching yesterdays game…am i? i can’t tell”

    Yes you are! – now go open yesterday’s game blog and post all about it! :)

  460. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 1st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Good thing we have time to let JOba pitch through stuff like this is a AAA game.No biggie just $200 million invested on this team.

    Can’t wait till Kennedy and Hughes come back.Not like we are trying to win the world series or anything.

  461. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Yeah, I know it’s really hard to accept the fact that we don’t have Paul LoDuca instead….

    Easy there… he would bring the Sun Devil magic back just like the Sun Devil magic that helps Pedroia make up for playing on such a bad team :)

  462. Westerner99 July 1st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Good to see the blog is still as positive as I remember it.

  463. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    NASTY! Now that’s the old Joba!

  464. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    this is going to be one short outting for joba… hope the bullpen is ready.

  465. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    moboy is your point that joba belongs in the minors? put down that crackpipe!

  466. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Joba!
    You can do this..1 more

  467. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    “Good to see the blog is still as positive as I remember it.”

    Did you expect it to be any different? lol

  468. John July 1st, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Why do Yankee fans whine so much?

    OH YEAH… Its b/c you all became fans around ’98, ’99 and thought the Yankees win the World Series every year…

    Please go away.

  469. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Ugh.. lots of pitches.

  470. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    these bandwagon kids make me sick.

    Lets Go Yankees!!!!!

  471. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Why do Yankee fans whine so much?

    OH YEAH… Its b/c you all became fans around ‘98, ‘99 and thought the Yankees win the World Series every year…

    Please go away

    bad generlization.

    Member since 1977 – thanks to Reggie Jackson, who could hit the ball by the way.

  472. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    cmon.. throw like it’s the 8th inning

  473. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Joba escapes the inning. Nice comeback

    Maybe that will get the Yankee offense going. (It’s just amazing how they all slump together.)

  474. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Great effort by Joba there to get out of trouble!

    Now we must score some runs!

  475. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    yanks are gonna tie it up this inning!

  476. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Did you guys catch that, jason going over to Joba?

    Guess they don’t lie when they say ‘stache is a great teammate.

  477. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Look guys- Joba is keeping us more than in this game despite having nowhere close to his best stuff. The offense has to wake up and win him this game, he’s pitching with a ton of heart right now and we look flat AGAIN.

  478. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    ok – how about we aim for 2 hits this inning…perhaps someone can score that way

  479. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    get to work bats.

  480. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    the things on why Joba can be great one day is he has nothing today and they have 2 runs off him…

    he has such an upside if he stays focused and does not get hurt WOW.

    again I know the deficit today is all Melky’s fault today…..

  481. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    O for 16? Didn’t realize he was in that much of a slump…

    Maybe he could use a day off…

  482. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    So I am struggling. A manager is suppose to manage a team, motivate his team, make the necessary changes.

    To date, what has Girardi done for the Yankees. Seriously looking for a valid comment here.

  483. shapeshifter July 1st, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    whats interesting is that most of the melky haters are the biggest jeter defenders and vice-versa

  484. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    We need something…anything

  485. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Hey stuart,

    Is Melky your cousin or something?

    It just so happens that Melky sucks and he’s the most replaceable member of the starting lineup.

    Deal with it and stop whining.

  486. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    OK damon’s giving us a chance here guys!! C’mon new guy let’s knock damon in!

  487. Proctor's Elbow July 1st, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    he has managed the bullpen pretty well

  488. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Another chance with a RISP…at some point our luck has got to change…might as well be now!

    Let’s Go Yanks!

  489. pat July 1st, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    And back here in bizarro world, Damon, who was hitting .200 off Millwood is now 2 for 2.

  490. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    I say we score this inning.

    I believe Joba is overrested. I have no fears about him in this rotation.

  491. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    I think Damon is saying – you aren’t sitting me down for one of these kids – let them fight it out between them.

  492. Will to the M July 1st, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    brett should lay one down and beat it out.

  493. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    where do we have another mlb centerfielder to take melky’s place?

  494. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    for the love of GOD, please bring damon home!!

  495. LBJ in NJ July 1st, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    BRING TORRE BACK

  496. shapeshifter July 1st, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    what a shock, gardner couldnt come through… gotta love these AAAA position player the yanks keep shuffling through

  497. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    crap!!!

  498. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    F’N Gardner. Just what we need here.

  499. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    cmon bobby

  500. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    now is the time to break out abreu

  501. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    He has over used Ohlendorf, has too much faith in Ramirez and Hawkins and if Joba had not been made a starter would have burned him out already… aka Scott Proctor.

  502. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    0-18 with RISP…. from $200 million.

    ahhhh the breakfast of Champions.

    Can see #27 coming shortly.

  503. Laura - Leader of the "Arrest Manny Ramirez" coalition July 1st, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    If these pitchers are so good, why are their teams so far behind the leaders of the division?

  504. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    did proctor play for girardi, i must’ve missed that.

  505. Mater Complainer July 1st, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    where the HALE IS the damn strike zone anyway ? is it from the bottom of the man’s cup to 3 inches above the knees….how the HELL was that last pitch HIGH ?….Why don’t they just say that the pitcher has to throw the ball until the batter hits it into play and just be done with it….the batters IN THE DAY had armpits to the kneecaps….these MLB batters have 9 inches to protect AT MOST…

  506. Whineriffic July 1st, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    the only way the yankees score is if girardi threatens to take the ice cream out of the clubhouse again.

  507. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Let’s forget about hitting with RISP…it’s just not working…

    Next inning let’s just hit a bunch of solo shots!

  508. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    They will never score another run. Ever.

  509. shapeshifter July 1st, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Someone needs to kick kevin long square in the nuts

  510. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Sure bat Gardner 2nd. Why not? He’s shown he can hit here right? How stupid is that? How about batting Giambi 3rd and Gardner maybe 7th or 8th?

    I give up.

  511. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    0-19 with RISP. Blame goes where it’s due. Nobody in the league fears this offense. Milwood has nearly a 4:1 strike to ball ratio because he’s not scared to challenge guys who just can’t hit.

  512. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    3rd inning in a row. Wow, never saw a Rangers sweep coming.

    On the bright side, Boston is getting beat so that is good; has no value or meaning but good.

  513. Laura - Leader of the "Arrest Manny Ramirez" coalition July 1st, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    That last pitch that Millwood dealt to Gardner was nasty. Can’t fault the kid for not being able to hit that.

  514. EQ10 July 1st, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    This is the worst situational hitting team in baseball….its amazing how overrated their offense is

  515. LBJ in NJ July 1st, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    If you’re criticizing Torre,

    Tell me what Girardi has accomplished as a manager? Especially as a manager for the Yankees.

  516. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Millwood- .313 BAA 9 HR

  517. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    This has been disappointing so far…

  518. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    “the problem with girardi is he’s trying to be joe torre jr. he needs to be himself and stop idolizing that senile old man with dementia.”

    Torre didn’t rest players when they started to heat up. He got them when they were slumping still and let the fire burn a little before giving them more rest. This guy leaves players in until they heat up and then rests them. That Mets game still kills me.

  519. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Well stated Matt.

  520. V July 1st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I hope Joba gets better as this game goes on.

  521. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Melky’s going to be an all star.

  522. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Gardner shouldn’t be batting that high up in the lineup noway nohow. What the heck is Girardi thinking? Is he thinking? Does he realize that just because it’s Jeter’s spot he doesn’t have to plug Garnder in there? (I know he does just making a point)

  523. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    The offense is doing in the pitching. I imagine that it’s hard to pitch knowing that you can’t give up any runs because your offense won’t get them back for you. Too much pressure on the pitchers IMO.

  524. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Eugie… just girardi playing the percentages

  525. LBJ in NJ July 1st, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Even when the Yankees have gotten off to a slow start, Torre has always gotten them out of it.

    All I’m saying is, Torre has been in more difficult situations (ex: Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon in the rotation), and has always led us to the playoffs.

  526. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I think Joba is back…now if only our offense could come back…

  527. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Instead of showing the fans at the stadium, I’d love YES to show the concerned faces of LoHud posters.

  528. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    After Moose’s start last night I just thought he was being careful with a productive Ranger lineup. But apparently the scouting report for all the pitchers was to pitch everyone like they are Babe Ruth.

    :(

  529. Steve July 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Since we obviously can’t hit with runners at scoring position, I have a solution.

    Tell everybody who gets a hit to stop running at First base. And then if someone else gets a hit, do like the Bad News Bears and just keep running and running around the bases, and don’t stop till you get home.

    Worth a shot.

  530. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    1 more Joba baby!

  531. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Why are these guys surprised at how intelligent and team aware Yankee fans are? They are mistaking us for Cub fans, who only go to the game for the beer.

  532. Whineriffic July 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    hahaha. I can’t believe someone here actually blamed torre for this offensively inept team.
    thats a good one. Guess he forgot that torre lead the yankees into the post season for 12 years in a row.

  533. Benauno July 1st, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Please somebody explain why this team is not scoring?????

    At this point, I get the feeling they really don’t like Girardi.

  534. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    OK, I can tolerate people like Gardner and Betemit striking out, but what gives with Abreu and A-Rod? Their career numbers against Millwood are almost otherworldly, but they can’t even get the ball out of the infield against him today? Too many times this season it seems like Damon and Giambi are the only veterans who show up (and I do not mean that in a work ethic sense, I hate when people say “such and such a player doesn’t care” but just in a general hitting sense. Can one of them come up with men on please?)

  535. Joe M July 1st, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Torre is gone please forget him He had a great run but it was time for him to leave So people get over it

  536. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    God the yankees suck.

  537. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Nick in SF
    July 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    Instead of showing the fans at the stadium, I’d love YES to show the concerned faces of LoHud posters.

    Picture Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting.

    http://www.globalgallery.com/enlarge/028-39210/

  538. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I expect to see the Yankee offense on the back of my milk carton tomorrow.

  539. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    The killer here is that our starters have been rock solid! What was the big talk about this series? Trying to hold down that tremendous Rangers offense!

    Check out what our starters have done.

    The offense is a disgrace. A total disgrace. I blame Girardi for one thing. Treating them like pampered little girls and not kicking their asses.

  540. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Will this be the inning we finally score a run? :|

  541. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    This is a question for anyone to answer – Could the lack of hitting have anything to do with the fact that there is no consistancy in the lineup?
    Seems like everyday, we have a new order in the lineup and none of the same players playing? Does this mess with the players heads enough to put them in a slump??
    Just a thought but I am curious as to what others think about the ever changing lineup. (I know some of it had to do with injuries and was unavoidable).

  542. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Some balance would be good. Its like a 10 to 1 ratio here. 10 complainers for every 1 reasonable person. Ack.

  543. LBJ in NJ - "BRING BACK TORRE!!!" July 1st, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Changing my name.

  544. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    These guys are not ace starting pitchers. A pitcher has an ERA over 5.00 for a reason! The league kills these guys, except us. It’s ridiculous.

  545. DFox July 1st, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    It’ll be funny after the game when the veteran hitters make excuses of why they couldn’t touch the pitcher (or the relievers after him) and the only guy to take any responsibility will be the 22 year old rookie who had to gut it out but pitched pretty well.

  546. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Torre and Cashman should have been fired in 04 when the dynasty choked to death. Torre for not bunting on Bloody Sock and Cashman for not firing Torre. They were both at the helm of the greatest choke job in sports history and this team has never been the same and has not recovered. You are all so fast to about other teams choke jobs like the Mutts but you need to look in the mirror and see the truth. That was just a complete screw up and this team never ecovered.

  547. Ouch! July 1st, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Team looks unmotivated, flat, lacking desire or hunger. I cant see us getting past Boston and then Tampa Bay. Consider ourselves lucky if they win 2. But with the lame offense they are showing (0 for 18 with RISP!!!!!!) how can they win now, and even think about playoffs??

  548. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    “Please somebody explain why this team is not scoring?????

    At this point, I get the feeling they really don’t like Girardi.”

    Of course – all the hitters on the club have decided to ignore what is going on at the plate and dwell on their hatred of a guy who was their teammate, bench coach, and tv guy most recently.

    That makes perfect sense to you. Good Work.

  549. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Nice one, Whiff. I wonder if our Edwar was named after Edvard. Except it doesn’t look like Edwar has munched on anything for weeks.

  550. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Come on Alex…don’t think of Madonna..

  551. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    “Eugie… just girardi playing the percentages”

    It sounds more like overmanaging to me.

  552. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    They’re not hitting to spite Girardi?

    That’s a new theory.

  553. Ouch! July 1st, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    I second sfill’s question. Not knowing if you are playing or not must have some effect on the players. Why is Girardi doing this???

  554. Benauno July 1st, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Bring back Old man Steinbrenner…

    If he were still in charge, no doubt in my mind, he would have called out the team in the NY Post or Daily News.

  555. Mike in SF July 1st, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Look at the bright side-

    atleast Trisha’s not around.

  556. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    They are not hitting because they are bad

  557. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    “Team looks unmotivated, flat, lacking desire or hunger.”

    People always say this when a team isn’t doing well. Losing looks flat. Teams laugh more when they are winning. There is absolutely nothing that the Yankees should be laughing about.

  558. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Yeh I mean, it’s gotta be un-nerving to the players that are getting thrown all over the lineup or being sat out, etc…

  559. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Nick, Very funny.

  560. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    “but the biggest choke in the history of sports?”

    2007 Patriots. Well, them and their video guy.

  561. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    If some of you consider yourself Yankees fans you should get a life.
    Stop whining; the team won’t play like this all season, their gonna pick it up at some point

  562. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    torre’s streak is going to end this season, the dodgers are going nowhere, hall of fame manager or not.

  563. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Watch, the next team that Feldman pitches against is going to cream him.

  564. pat July 1st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I feel a Girardi, “we stunk” coming up tonight if they don’t turn this around quick.

  565. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    All the brians at ESPN say the Mutts have not recovered from last year and look at Phil with the US open a few years ago. Alot of what the Yankees had was Mstyic sp. It is so gone. Teams love playing the Yankees . Even the aRoyals lick their chops. This is so sad and it all goes back to 04. WHY DIN’T TORRE BUNT AGAINST BLOODY SOCK

  566. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    That shot of the bench says it all. There is just no motivation right on this team. Texas who is already out of the playoffs looks more motivated about playing.

    Seriously thought they could and would catch Tampa, maybe not Boston but I think at this point they need to worry about staying ahead of Baltimore.

  567. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    looks like Oliver Perez pitched us into a batting slump.

  568. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Nice work ‘Stache!

  569. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Patriots lost because of one great play by Manning. The Yankees took four long days to throw away what they franchise worked for for 75 years

  570. Fredo Corleone July 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Patriots nowhere near the choke the Yanks was.

  571. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    “If some of you consider yourself Yankees fans you should get a life.
    Stop whining; the team won’t play like this all season, their gonna pick it up at some point”

    Dan, this might have been more believable if we weren’t half way through the season. Now, I’m having a hard time buying it.

    And don’t anyone hit me with the “fans from the 90′s” crap. I’ve been a fan since 1976. Yes, I’m THAT old!!!

    :)

  572. kerouac July 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I remember being very frustrated and depressed in July of 1978. The Yanks were underachieving and extremely depressing to watch. But you stick with it, game by game, week by week, and then something good starts to happen.

    What worries me about the 2008 Yanks is the holes in the lineup, the dead spots. And they seem to lack the competitive fire that the 1978 team had. But I’m willing to wait. Tampa Bay and Boston aren’t going to get too far ahead. That’s the nature of this AL East pennant race right now. Five pretty good teams beating each other up.

    Yanks just have to take charge in August after Cashman makes a definitive trade in late July that helps the team.

  573. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Hey look! Multiple baserunners!

  574. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Yes Michael that’s it – Torre didn’t bunt against the Sox in 04, and that’s why the Yankees are 0-18 in a recent 2008 stretch with runners in scoring position… it makes perfect sense

  575. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    lets go yanks, put some on the board!

  576. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    the team won’t play like this all season, their gonna pick it up at some point

    someone said that back in April, May, June and now July.

    hmmm that is more consistent than the Yankees and their offesne. There is hope.

  577. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    the yankees franchise has been terrible ever since the real boss stepped out of the limelight.

    I couldn’t agree with you and Benauno more. This team needs the stick motivator.

  578. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    “torre’s streak is going to end this season, the dodgers are going nowhere, hall of fame manager or not.”

    He never was a good NL manager.

  579. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    omg- cano – a freaking sacrifice…PLEASE

  580. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I AM GOING ALL CAPS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SCORE THIS INNING OR…..

  581. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE Cano let’s get some rubs here! Come on cano!

  582. Whineriffic July 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I think michael is fixated on the bloody sock. did anybody tell him it was ketchup?

  583. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Oh my…what is this..could it be…

  584. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Yet another chance with RISP…

    This time we cash in!

    Let’s Go Cano!!!!

  585. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    lets go robby!

  586. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Fredo, how do you figure, the 2004 Yankees weren’t even really that good a team if we’re being honest with ourselves. Certainly not the “BEST TEAM EVAR!!!11″ like the Pats and their video guy.

  587. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Uhhhh that was ‘runs’ not ‘rubs’ above.

  588. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Its not Torres fault they are 0 for 19. It’s his fault that they lost that loving feeling

  589. jennifer- I got your back Girardi July 1st, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    fyi Shelley Duncan was injured in todays game, hurt his arm or shoulder making a great play in the outfield.

  590. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    “The Yankees took four long days to throw away what they franchise worked for for 75 years”

    You really have no clue what happened in those 75 years, right? This might be the least informed post on the blog ever.

  591. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    That pitch was off the plate.

  592. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Finally!!!!!

  593. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Yayyyyyyyyyyy

  594. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Hey look! A run thingie not scored on a HR! What do I do with these?

  595. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you Cano

  596. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Oh no. Hope Shelley is alright. :(

  597. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Mazal freaking tov.

  598. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    OK I will call it the Red sock with unknown substance. It was like the bug game. Torre had no guts to do the right thing, like pull his team off the field. He was nad always be to nice a guy.

  599. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I feel a Girardi, “we stunk” coming up tonight if they don’t turn this around quick.

    He better start saying stuff like that and not make excuses for them all the time!

  600. Pigs are Flying! July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Holy Swiss Cheese Batman! Did somebody just get a hit with RISP?!?!

  601. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    yeah cano!!! lets get some more!!

  602. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    CANO – thank you :)

  603. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    A hit with a man in scoring position. I think I might faint.

  604. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I’m shocked, a hit with RISP, on an 0-2 breaking ball. Hitters should wake up and look at Cano fighting at the plate and stop with the pathetic AB’s and with the excuses.

  605. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    a run! Miracles do happen…
    Now we need a few more :|

  606. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    hey if we can win today it would be a great win, Joba obviously didn’t have his good stuff today (or anything close to it). All the complainers i hope have had a drink or two and calmed down a little bit

  607. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    I have a pretyy good idea. I have seen them play for over 55 of those years.

  608. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Eugie, you’d be better off checking out what Torre did with Atlanta and St. Louis after taking over last place teams. Nobody was going to win with those putrid Mets teams of the late ’70s. So much for being knowlegable, huh?

  609. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    What’s all this 75 years garbage?

    Yankee success is not defined by Red Sox failure.

  610. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] July 1st, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    people actually still believe in this team?

  611. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Did you see that Mark Connor just called Millwood a loser for letting the Yankees score with RISP.

    Ok not really but it look like it.

  612. Someone Else July 1st, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    “hey if we can win today it would be a great win, Joba obviously didn’t have his good stuff today (or anything close to it). All the complainers i hope have had a drink or two and calmed down a little bit”

    LOL! That’s the funniest thing I’ve read in a LONG while.

  613. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Cmon Melkster!! Everybody gaze lovingly at those t-shirts now!!

  614. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    How great will it be when Melky gets a big hit here?

  615. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Melky….whacha gonna do here

  616. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    that a boy Nick – who cares who wins, if it’s not the Yankees then it doesn’t matter

  617. whinealot July 1st, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Be@t his Me@t has GOT to go!

    HE STINKS!!! Can’t field, can’t hit. what the hell is the point of keeping him?

  618. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    oh, Melky. sigh.

  619. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Well at least they got 1.

  620. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Damn.

  621. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    “geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] July 1st, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    people actually still believe in this team?”

    Sorry, but actually YES. :)

  622. Proctor's Elbow July 1st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    TK, it would have been great…. but Melky sucks

  623. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Once again, they have RISP and a chance to come back. 0-2 with the tying run in scoring position. Will they score another run? They better, this is Texas. How many times though does this team have their one rally and simmer? It makes you wonder whether this team is tough mentally, like, which I hate say, Boston.

  624. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    time to sit melky i guess.

  625. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    ugh
    we’ll get some next inning

  626. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I don’t know the score, are the Yanks losing again?

  627. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    BBB: I gazed, Melky lazed.

  628. DMan July 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Melky needs a day or 2 off.

  629. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Oh Melky.. :(

  630. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    hey – at least they got one – now need to hold them there :)

  631. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    miracle they got a hit with RISP…

    lucky Betemit is keeping up that 278 OBP…

    Give Joba 1 more inning please………….

  632. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    melky for a bag of doritos?

  633. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    These yankees are not my dad’s yankees. Wow they suck.

  634. DMan July 1st, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Melky is hard to watch now.

  635. Good Job Melky July 1st, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    someone should check the expiration date on that dude.

  636. yankeenate July 1st, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    nice job on the lineup tonight Girardi…offense is terrible so not only do you give jeter the night off…but you put gardner in the #2 hole and you have betemit and cabrera back to back. more of a chance if you just let joba hit in the #9 hole.

    how worse does cabrera have to be for him to sit the bench.

  637. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    “Be@t his Me@t has GOT to go!

    HE STINKS!!! Can’t field, can’t hit. what the hell is the point of keeping him?”

    Yes, yes, good call…fire Cashman now for failing to obtain Placido Polanco as the utility infielder!!! What a bum he is to stick us with Betemit!! AN INSULT TO 75 YEARS OF YANKEE GREATNESS!!!11!

    (yeah, that’s right, I’ve decided the only way to tolerate the whiners is to make fun of them. Early, often, immediately and profusely.)

  638. EQ10 July 1st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Pete’s post today about Melky was right on…this guy doesn’t deserve to be in the lineup right now…his at bats have been terrible for a while now…he’s taking too big a swing and swinging at balls over his head. I like Melky, but i can’t justify him being in the lineup now

  639. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    “Eugie, you’d be better off checking out what Torre did with Atlanta and St. Louis after taking over last place teams. Nobody was going to win with those putrid Mets teams of the late ’70s. So much for being knowlegable, huh?”

    Out of 15 years managing in the NL he finished over .500 5 times. You consider that good?

  640. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    You guys are so hilarious. Because Betemit is not one of the “boys,” you bash him to end. He’s hitting over .400 in his last week or so! Why not stop with the nonsense and blame the ones who deserve to be blamed?

    Melky Cabrera- under .200 vs LHP, .242 batting average on the season

    Jeter- On pace for a career high in GIDP, career low in batting average.

    Betemit is what he is, a patient guy with power who strikes out. He had a tremendous home run off Perez and overall this season has been decent. In fact, his decline in hitting with RISP is the same as everyone else, so stop singling him out and ignoring the failures of guys like Melky and Jeter.

  641. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Geise in the fifth? you have got to be kidding me. absolutely asenine move by Girardi.

  642. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    ER – instead of asking here just to piss everyone off, leave this page and go to ESPN.com or mlb.com – you can get the scores and not annoy everyone

  643. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    That’s it for Joba? He couldn’t go at least 1 more inning?
    Oh well.

  644. Someone Else July 1st, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    ““Be@t his Me@t has GOT to go!

    HE STINKS!!! Can’t field, can’t hit. what the hell is the point of keeping him?”

    Yes, yes, good call…fire Cashman now for failing to obtain Placido Polanco as the utility infielder!!! What a bum he is to stick us with Betemit!! AN INSULT TO 75 YEARS OF YANKEE GREATNESS!!!11!

    (yeah, that’s right, I’ve decided the only way to tolerate the whiners is to make fun of them. Early, often, immediately and profusely.)”

    That’s actually not a bad idea.

  645. Someone Else July 1st, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    “That’s it for Joba? He couldn’t go at least 1 more inning?
    Oh well.”

    Uh, 93 pitches through 4.

  646. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Matt

    Not for nuthin’ but have you read any of the posts today? Melky & Jetes were being totally taken to task.

  647. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    he needed like 20+ pitches per inning – if it’s the affects of throwing 114 last time out, I think it was a good idea to stop at the 91 he threw today

  648. DFox July 1st, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I don’t see why Joba couldn’t pitch another inning. He looked fine except for the control issues in the second. He really settled down.

  649. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Ohlendorf 3.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 3.00

    Ohly’s line tonight – CB in the house?

  650. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    If they hadn’t opened their mouths, he might have struck out again.

  651. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    This is exactly where you use your long reliever. People just love to complain.

  652. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    The crowd is dead, but who would want to cheer with what’s going on with this team right now? They have done nothing to earn the crowd. It’s embarrassing, losing the way we are, especially in our HOME BALLPARK. You’d think they’d have a home field advantage, but they are barely over .500 at home this year.

  653. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    “That’s it for Joba? He couldn’t go at least 1 more inning?
    Oh well.”

    “Uh, 93 pitches through 4.”

    Um..I know.
    I still think he could have gone out for one more inning..or at least tried.
    Oh well..whatever. Let’s go Giese

  654. Adam July 1st, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Matt

    Not for nuthin’ but have you read any of the posts today? Melky & Jetes were being totally taken to task.

    No, Matt doesn’t usually read. He’s here to whine to himself like 90% of the posters here.

  655. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Nick in SF: OK, since that didn’t work, maybe it’s time to try a lil bit of reverse psychology? Next time he comes up to bat, give the t-shirt a dirty look?

  656. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    all things considered – 2 runs is not bad from Joba – the problem is the lack of scoring…

  657. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Missing in New York

  658. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we should be able to score more against Milwood.

    About Melky? He isn’t hitting but look at his work in the field. Unless you replace that arm and range it’s tough to sit him.

    I’ll go out on less of a limb than I did saying we could score another run and say that I truly think Ponson is going to be the real deal for us.

  659. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    BBB and Someone Else –

    not only is mocking whiners fun and therapeutic, it prevents tooth decay!

    :) – see?

  660. Someone Else July 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    “Um..I know.
    I still think he could have gone out for one more inning..or at least tried.
    Oh well..whatever. Let’s go Giese”

    You want his arm to fall off? Sure, send him out there so he can throw 200 for a CG, why not?

  661. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    ah 2-1 I see

    Who predicted we’ll get swept by Rangers? hmmmmmm

  662. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I’m glad he took Joba out – he threw 114 last time out, had a rough outing tonight and escaped with only 2 runs. Give his arm a break and see how great he pitches next time out against the Red Sox.

  663. Jorge Steinbrenner July 1st, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    there’s kid gloves, and then there’s this.

    Joba is not Ian Kennedy at the beginning of the year. if you have such little faith in your young starters, maybe you shouldn’t be managing this team.

    there’s a lot of room in between this and blowing out half the young starters in Florida like Girardi did.

  664. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Someone Else: Yeah, the only solutions would seem to be either that or liquor, but with Sidney Ponson now pitching for the Yankees every 5th day until further notice, I don’t think I can afford to booze it up on his off-days!

  665. pat July 1st, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Think Rangers fans are on a blog somewhere wondering how Byrd couldn’t get Bradley in off of some guy named Geise?

  666. mark July 1st, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    First remember the hype about the Rangers offense and then feel good saying Joba didn’t just do a good job he did a great job.

  667. j July 1st, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    rebecca that was a pretty good post

  668. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Sure, Joba could have gone for one more inning, but there’s no reason to push him so much on the heels of his last outing and with the big Sunday night game to come. I think Girardi did the right thing.

  669. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    “(yeah, that’s right, I’ve decided the only way to tolerate the whiners is to make fun of them. Early, often, immediately and profusely.)”

    Good deal.

  670. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    “You want his arm to fall off? Sure, send him out there so he can throw 200 for a CG, why not?”

    1 more inning..not finish off the entire game.
    If his arm falls off after one inning…someone call the New England Journal of Medicine..we have a case for ya

    Let’s just agree to disagree and anyway, Giese got the job done.

    Get to work bats

  671. Doreen July 1st, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Rebecca -

    Me like your post. :)

  672. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Rebecca – funny post on your blog :) Hopefully someone calls

  673. P.Villa July 1st, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    What is it going to take for the league to ban those damn maple bats? A cracked barrel through the ball boys chest?

  674. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    I forgot we have Sir Sidney pitching tomorrow. That should be..interesting

  675. DFox July 1st, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    I guess Girardi did do the right thing by taking Joba out because the odds of them overcoming a 1 run deficit are slim to none anyway.

  676. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Funny post Rebecca on your blog. :P

  677. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    “Joba is not Ian Kennedy at the beginning of the year. if you have such little faith in your young starters, maybe you shouldn’t be managing this team.”

    Wow – you have managed to differentiate Joba (era 1.80) and IPK (era 7-9).

    Another great job of analysis by you. Is this your first game?

  678. Wendy M July 1st, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Horrible start by Pizza the Hut.

  679. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    this offense is just horrible… millwood is dominating them…? grife.

  680. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    This is exactly the problem. A-Rod ALWAYS LEADS OFF AN INNING. What is the use in having Damon and Abreu and such in front of him if they never get on? It’s time to shake up the lineup, maybe put Giambi 3rd in front of A-Rod and move Posada up behind him.

  681. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Oooh, Brett Gardner. Melky must be quaking in his pants.

  682. whinealot July 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    yankee offense was AWESOME that inning! I can’t wait til they do that again in the next inning!

  683. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks guys. I do what I can…but I think we might need some help spreading flyers around.

    I mean, I don’t know what else to do at this point, and you know what they say about missing persons–chances of recovery go down significantly the longer you wait.

    (can you tell I’ve been watching SVU all day?)

  684. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Do think Millwood has gone 5 with 1 walk and 6 k’s in the last 2 years. I doubt it. But tonight against the once mighty Yankees he is lights out. Nice work team

  685. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Man, that bum Abreu struck out again?! He’s RUINING everything the Yankee franchise has worked for for THE PAST 75 YEARS!!!!11!!
    (heh, I can’t even type that w/a straight face. Damn, I suck at this lol)

  686. EQ10 July 1st, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    To me, the Yankees are a bully team. When they score first, they generally score a lot and beat up on the other team. When they get behind, they usually stay behind without a fight. They all get hot together and score a bazillion runs, or they are all ice cold together and have stretches like this. No consistency at all

  687. pat July 1st, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Michael Young on the pre-game had only good things to say about Ponson. Kim Jones said she saw them talking before yesterdays game and Young said the Yankees got a good pitcher and him and Ponson got along great. Contrary to what has been reported, Young made it sound like Sidney was liked in the clubhouse.

  688. Mater Complainer July 1st, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    ” ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢)
    July 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    ah 2-1 I see

    Who predicted we’ll get swept by Rangers? hmmmmmm ”
    .
    Hey, jerkface….go away !

  689. YankeeJosh July 1st, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Rebecca,

    Pure brilliance! Gotta pin that to the back of my milk carton! :)

  690. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Matt bless you for that 8:50 PM post.

  691. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    BBB –

    You remember that move he made in 1942? RIDICULOUS!

    :)

  692. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Rebecca that was a GREAT post. I wish we could get it to the Yankees!

  693. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    “Oooh, Brett Gardner. Melky must be quaking in his pants.”

    Let’s not jump the gun after six at-bats. Melky has been worthless at the plate for half a season now.

  694. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Let’s go David

  695. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Not only him but all these chumps are ruining/have ruined what the franchise once stood for. Now it stands for what. Get paid, don’t hustle who cares. In the 70′s when they stunk you couldn’t say they were overpaid. They just stunk. now 200 million buys you garbage.

  696. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Rebecca – Good post on your blog. I hope that they are found really soon – like the next inning.

  697. CB July 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    TK,

    I saw that line on Ohlendorf. Its good that they finally sent him down to AAA. He has a great arm but still needs to refine his secondary pitches. Robertson deserved the shot and Giese has done a nice job.

    With Ohlendorf in AAA it’s not going to be the results that matter as much as what his stuff looks like to their pitching people. They want him to develop his split finger – that’s why he’s there. He started throwing that pitch only towards the middle of last year. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has some bad lines in AAA. That happens a lot when pitchers in the minors start trying new pitches or try to work on what their weakest at.

  698. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    You can tell by the body language that Melky and Gardy have become fast friends.

  699. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I didn’t know Eppler was so young

  700. raymagnetic July 1st, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    How the hell can they give Robertson Willie Randolph’s number?

    I didn’t hear one person booing him for wearing Willie’s number.

    Willie is a true Yankee.

    I am so angry about this I don’t know what to do.

  701. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    “Horrible start by Pizza the Hut.”

    how can you say that? He didn’t have ANYTHING today and still got through 4 innings with only 2 runs and gave the team a chance to win. He can’t be perfect every single time out. If IPK, Ponson, Geise, Rasner, etc. were in the same jams that Joba was in today we’d be down somewhere between 6 and 8 to 1. Joba got 1st and 2nd, nobody out – K, K, pop-up, inning over – no one else on the staff can do that.

  702. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    I reminded you of 04. And I did it for a reason. It is still with them. No body fears them. Other teams laugh at them.It is what motivates teams like the Rays with all there 500 k guys.

  703. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Well, at least we scored 1 run tonight.

    Feel it coming, sweep by Texas on another 2-1 loss. Wow, pretty sad.

    Wish the players felt as bad as some on this blog.

  704. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Fran: I like next inning, too. Or, you know, the bottom half of this one.

    Joba had no control tonight. Absolutley none. So for Texas to have just the two runs tells you something about his grit.

  705. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    94 ?

  706. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    That was so beautiful I might cry

  707. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Nice inning by Robertson

  708. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    with the offense performing like it is, it feels like the 9th inning… spark please…

  709. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    TK – even back then he was scared of walls, the lousy bum!!

  710. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    nice work by robertson
    lets get some runs now!

  711. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Whoa. He hit 94 there.

  712. Someone Else July 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    “pat
    July 1st, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    Think Rangers fans are on a blog somewhere wondering how Byrd couldn’t get Bradley in off of some guy named Geise?”

    Basically… uh… yes ;-)

    http://rangersblog.dallasnews......l#comments

    http://www.lonestarball.com/20.....2#comments

  713. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Nice Job Robertson – too bad Bill Madden had you DFA’d after your first appearance. [idiot!]

  714. 27 this year July 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Gardner still has not gotten a hit.

  715. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Nice David.

  716. ER Haters Club President July 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Hey ER, I predict that you will remain an ARSE your entire life and die a lonely man from cardiac arrest brought on by massive over self stimulation.

  717. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    You wish the players felt as bad as us. There in is the problema. They could care less about not winning and care even more less about fans. Is it pay day?

  718. jm July 1st, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Dear Moose and Joba,
    Our please excuse us for our most recent disappearence and putrid performance.

    Sincerely,
    Ths Yankee Offense

  719. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Boy are the Rays for real.

    Yeah the Yankees got a run so maybe they think they can relax the rest of the game…

  720. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I wonder if this kid robertson is that good for real?

  721. BBFan July 1st, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    With thier best hitters coming up, the yanks will score this inning and move on to win this game. All the negative Nancys, please take a walk, come back in the ninth inning and enjoy the ourcome.

  722. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Meanwhile, Robertson? Niiiice inning. This kid aint playing around! Something tells me Sunday he was just shaking off the rust and tonight is more representative of what he will generally give. And he usually went multiple innings in the minors right? So he could do the same here? Would be helpful since Veras really had to battle last night.

  723. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    save this team arod

  724. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    well one good thing about a new ranger pitcher – it’s a new opportunity for us to hit now with a new pitcher in- it always gives us a fresh chance… let’s see ..

  725. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    We cannot go hitless against this Rupe.

  726. Jeff K July 1st, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I don’t get Girardi’s use of Giese. If you’ve got a decent long reliever, why not use him in…long relief? If you want to take Joba out early, Giese is the perfect guy to go a few innings. Using him one inning at a time last night and tonight isn’t what I’d call optimal use of the long reliever. Unless Joe just wants to run everyone in for an inning as part of next year’s tryouts.

  727. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    It also means he’s a damn good pitcher. He didn’t have really anything tonight and they still only got two runs off him.

  728. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    That the Yankees win or not is not the point. The teams still is bad. You think they will get better?

  729. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “TK,

    I saw that line on Ohlendorf. Its good that they finally sent him down to AAA.”

    CB – Good to have you back on the blog as a rare voice of reason (me included!) I think you are absolutely right about the move for Ohly being good. I sometimes wonder what the other guys on a AAA team think about this sort of thing but in the big scheme of things it doesn’t matter.

    Ohly has a great head and a very good arm – I expect to see him back after putting in some good work in the minors.

  730. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    or don’t

  731. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Rupe’s stats don’t look all that bad.

  732. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Ok – who was ragging on Dan Giese?

  733. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Oh save us ARod. Yeah right.

  734. CB July 1st, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Robertson was sitting 92-93 that innings (on the Gameday gun – it wasn’t just the Yes gun). That’s a tick higher than most reports had him throwing in the minors. He was said to be more like a 88-92.

    If he really sits 92-93 then that’s a nice plus given his curve ball.

    Bullpen has done its job as has the starting pitching. Those were the two question marks on this team to start the season.

    Hard to get over what’s happening at the plate with this team.

  735. canocabrera July 1st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I like this Robertson kid.. I can already tell that Melky doesn’t like Brett, that must make for an interesting tim in the clubhouse!

  736. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Uh, Kay?

    I think the Yankees are befuddled by the whole idea that the idea of the game is to score as many runs as possible.

    …Yeah.

    Definitely befuddled.

  737. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    That the Yankees win or not is not the point. The teams still is bad. You think they will get better?

    I agree Mike. I wish I knew the answer to that question.

    If we get a blast I think we can win. But I think we need a blast to get there.

  738. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    “TK – even back then he was scared of walls, the lousy bum!!”

    BBB –

    His fear of walls ruined everything the Yankees had achieved since the Fall of Rome!!!!

  739. Someone Else July 1st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Rangers blog: http://www.lonestarball.com/20.....nts“

  740. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    What’s sad is the people that are complaining about EVERYTHING now are going to be the same people jumping up and down saying how great they are when Gardner singles in Melky to win the game in the bottom of the 9th (that’s right Gardner and Melky).

  741. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    yuck

  742. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Arrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  743. Wangawa July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    i got excited when they took millwood out, but then texas puts in this ridiculous sinkerballer… since when do the rangers have good pitchers

  744. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    ARod is distracted.

    He’s working out a divorce settlement in his head.

  745. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    We aren’t even getting on base anymore. We didn’t have a baserunner in the 8th or 9th last night. Hard to come back when you’re swinging at garbage pitches in the dirt and getting yourself out.

  746. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Do you guys remember when it sounded like fans were at the game? When you would hear the chant “Let’s go Yankees”.

    Now it sounds like a bad night at the comedy club.

  747. luck July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    if this game was 9 -0 texas arod would have hit a solo home run thats the way he has that numbers. i hate that guy

  748. t July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Did Melky really snub Gardner when he offered a handshake?

  749. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    cmon jorge hit one out

  750. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Well the whole Yankee system tonight is having scoring problems..

  751. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    lets go cano

  752. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Always with two out. Always with two out.

  753. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    THANK YOU BET !

  754. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Great. Cano gets hot while everyone else gets cold. Great timing, Robbie!!

  755. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    WILSON!!!!!

  756. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Absolutely amazing.

  757. SJ44 July 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Hey TK, I wonder if Madden will revise his insightful scouting report on Robertson? What a clown he is.

    THAT’S the David Robertson who has shot up the system in the last year and a half.

    But no, he can’t help the Yankees. Geez, where does Madden come up with this stuff?

  758. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    and now it comes down to cabrera

  759. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Now that’s more like it!

    GO YANKS!

  760. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Boom goes the Bete-Mite!!!!

    I told you we’d hit this Rupe.

  761. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    the blog will now be 95% positive for at least 10 minutes

  762. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    i’ll take that robby
    lets get this run in cmon now wilson

  763. Wangawa July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    nevermind, this sinkerballer stinks… there’s that bad texas pitching that i remember

  764. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    u guys hate this team so much, why are you even here? go to the rangers blog or the mets or sox or whoever. a real fan roots for his team, you whiners just complain non stop. go away and find another team to root for.

  765. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I still dislike this offense !

  766. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I dont believe what I just saw! I doont believe what I just saw!

  767. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  768. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I guess Girardi does have a small clue, after all.

  769. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I Want My WB!!!!

    Try as he might, I guess he didn’t get to ruin everything the Yankees had worked for for the past 75 years after all…

  770. CB July 1st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    “I sometimes wonder what the other guys on a AAA team think about this sort of thing but in the big scheme of things it doesn’t matter.”

    It seems like the players in the minors all feel that they have a chance to contribute if they perform. It’s completely different than the way it was before when players felt like they were in the minors just waiting to get traded.

    Calling up a guy like Christian to the majors and even giving him a shot sends a signal throughout the minors. You play well and you’ll get your chance.

    Christian did well up in the majors. He could have been down about getting sent to AAA. Interesting line from Chad Jennings tonight about Christian:

    “Christian said before the game that he’s as excited to play this game as he would be in New York. The experience of getting to the big leagues seems to have really fired him up. When a guy comes from independent ball, the hardest thing seems to be getting a major league organization to take them seriously as a prospect. There can be no doubt that the Yankees now consider him a legitimate big league option, and he seems hellbent on getting back there.”

    http://emedia.thetimes-tribune.....acted.aspx

  771. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Loving gazes.. loving gazes…

  772. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    JoeT28 let me say this. If we pull this game out I am not going to be excited. I am going to be relieved. I won’t be able to get excited about this team until they put a streak together and show they are for real and not just lucky to pull out a win.

  773. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    YEAH!! clutch hit!!

  774. j July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    well we got one :)

  775. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    “I dont believe what I just saw! I doont believe what I just saw!”

    Thank you Mr. Buck!

    Laura – you were saying about Robbie? :)

  776. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    let’s go boys!

  777. kidjock July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Man I thought johnny D had a weak arm. How do you not throw out Posada? I’ll take it.

  778. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    ok, brand new game here!

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  779. Jeff K July 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Wow. Cano and Betemit are the ones driving in runs? What’s wrong with this picture?

  780. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Moshe: LMAO!

    At least we get the top of the order in the seventh.

  781. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    well… at least melky is consistent.

    Time to yank his ass outta that lineup. WAKE UP GIRARDI!!

  782. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Melky again, with RISP, 2 pitch weak flyout to center. He is absolutely useless at the plate right now. As Peter’s stats showed, his bat is so awful right now that it’s tough to say whether his defense comes close to making up for it.

  783. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    hey – a two out rbi with risp is like gold!!!

  784. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Rebecca – at least there was a sighting in response to your post! Too bad Melky didn’t see it.

  785. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Look Melky is hitting them on the screws. You know that’s always what precedes the balls starting to dunk in. Maybe having Gardner around is making him remember how to put the bat on the ball.

  786. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    “I guess Girardi does have a small clue, after all.”

    Blasphemy…lucky break!
    ;)

  787. mel July 1st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Wow! We scratched a run!

    Timely hitting with 2 outs. Keep it going. Watershed (doghouse) moment for Melky.

  788. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    lets go yankees!!!

  789. Laura - Standing behind Melky! July 1st, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    “Laura – you were saying about Robbie? ”

    Me? Was I saying somethin’?

  790. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    lol. Melky isn’t hitting anything on the screws. what games are you watching?

  791. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Every word I read about guys like Christian, Giese and Rasner, I just root for them that much harder. Truly good eggs, all of them.

  792. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    How do you NOT bench a guy who has not got a hit in a week?

  793. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Mark – I’m glad…. 99% of the complainers on here would turn a win into “oh man they’re great” etc. etc…. it’s crazy how quickly the mood of this blog can change

  794. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Gotta be a lot of pressure on Robertson right now.

  795. daver July 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Choky Cabrera kills the rally…

  796. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    :)

  797. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Oy Robertson. Strikes. It’s a tie game.

  798. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    here’s the BB problem D-Rob has

  799. joe July 1st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    This is a bad move. Don’t leave him in

  800. BUZZ July 1st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    SIT DOWN MELKY

  801. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    eek, inauspicious start

  802. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Not a good way to start the 7th inning. The walks got Joba into trouble earlier.

  803. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    ok robertson, keep it together now

  804. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Uh-oh.

  805. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    big loop in that throw.

  806. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Give back runs right away I see

    Come on Davy, shut them down

  807. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    i love this, they bring up gardner and now all of a sudden he’s a better cf than melky. you pull melky and you dont have a mlb centerfielder. if it wasnt for melky’s arm this would be 3-2 Rangers.

  808. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    trouble…

  809. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Rays have 3 errors and Sox have 1 run – how is that possible?

  810. j July 1st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    knee buckler

  811. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    uncle charlie!

  812. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    “Me? Was I saying somethin’?”

    You’re right – that was, um, Larry! My bad.

    SJ – He’ll bury Gardner tomorrow. Madden won’t even mention Robertson’s strong showing.

  813. pat July 1st, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks for the link to the Rangers Blog. Similiar whining as here but in soundbites instead of complete sentences.

  814. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Gardner sucks

  815. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Y’s Guy I’m with you on Melky. Everyone was on Robby too when he wasn’t hitting. At least Melky is keeping the other team from scoring runs with his catches and assists.

  816. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    OK, but I can just as easily say that if you pull Melky’s bat for oh, say, Hideki Matsui when he’s healthy, the Yankees are winning this game 5-3 instead with all the chances Melky has had with RISP. The difference in the game would not be Melky’s arm if Melky’s bat were performing like it did in April!

  817. kidjock July 1st, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    he is leaving the ball over the plate. that is dangerous with hamilton

  818. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Yankees should leave some heroin in LF. That would be funny

  819. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    im not saying he’s hitting well, im saying we dont have another mlb centerfielder. you put damon out there for a week and you’ll be begging for melky! gardner at this point is still a minor leaguer who hasnt shown anything on this level. if we have to depend on melky to drive in runs, we have a much bigger problem than cf.

  820. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    That lazy Cano. what’s he doing hanging around in back of 2nd base instead of being at his position?

  821. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Come on D-Rob!

  822. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Ugh @ the wave. WTH kind of people actually start that at the stadium?

  823. Y's Guy July 1st, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    i love hideki, but he is not a major league caliber centerfielder.

  824. John July 1st, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    what are they doing the wave for, cant they see that the yanks are in a critical spot….what have we turned into sox fans…fu(k this

  825. kidjock July 1st, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    wtf?!?!?!? the wave?

  826. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Sox have the bases loaded, 2 out, Lowell batting for anyone who cares.

    2-1 Rays, top of the 8th.

  827. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Doesn’t look like Gardner has a great arm, but that was a nice throw.

  828. lil' m July 1st, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Big-time ups to the Bleacher Creatures for refusing to take part in the the wave nonsense.

  829. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    isn’t “the wave” illegal?

  830. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Rebeca, Gardner’s arm is average, but, like Matsui. very quick release and accurate.

  831. Proctor's Elbow July 1st, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Michael Kay hates leaving Robertson in

  832. John July 1st, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    COME ON ROBERTSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  833. John July 1st, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Girardi’s life is on the line

  834. Marc from Portland Maine July 1st, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Looks like the Sux stranded runners on all bases. I don’t feel so bad now,,,,

  835. The Fallen Phoenix July 1st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Gardner’s arm is not as strong as Melky’s, but he’s deadly accurate — and accuracy is almost as important as arm strength. You can throw as hard as you want, but if you only hit the cut-off man (or hit your base) three times out of ten, how useful is it, really?

    I don’t mean to say that Melky is especially inaccurate with his throws, just that accuracy tends to be overlooked when it comes to outfield arms.

    In other news, Michael Kay is so confused that Girardi has shown a willingness to use the weapons he’s given in the bullpen–it’s admittedly a big departure from business-as-usual under Joe Torre. I don’t mean that as a knock on Torre, but I just don’t think you see Robertson brought into this game last year.

  836. John July 1st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    oh my god!

  837. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Kid deserves to get out of this inning.

  838. zellyanks91 July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Way to go Robertson!

    Kevin

  839. j July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    big momentum shift

  840. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    DAVID ROBERTSON!!!!

  841. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    THAT A BOY DAVID!!

  842. John July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    the wave needs to be illegal in stadiums unless the margin of the score is more than 4 runs and there is no one on base

    good job of Robertson getting out of it
    Maybe that will jump start the offense

  843. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Nice job, Robertson.

  844. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    “The Wave” is symptomatic of how ticket prices have pushed out real fans. That’s why the stadium isn’t as noisy as it used to be. too many casual fans and “event” goers.

  845. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you David. Thank you Melky.

    Now I can tell you that Lowell grounded out. Rays still leading 2-1.

  846. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Wooooot!! Not easy, but he did it!!

    Now let’s get this kid a W!!

  847. Jeff July 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    the yanks could use a walkoff, that might wake them up

  848. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Sit Down MFRangers

  849. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Yes! Nice David.
    Some more runs would be nice

  850. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I loathe Kate Smith. I bet most of you dont know that she was an ardent anti-semitr

  851. booey July 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Kid battled hard and won. Gotta love that!!!

  852. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Michael Kay was dying for a hit there. He would have ripped Joe a new one all day tomorrow, and then ignored the issue when doing the managers show.

  853. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    THAT’S HOW YOU SHUT DOWN A RALLY !

  854. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    anti-semite

  855. Wangawa July 1st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I just pre-ordered my “Robertson Rules” T-shirt

  856. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    ?Robertson did a great job, gutting out those last two outs. He’s, at least for now, a valued member of the pen. Next appearance will be against the Red sox. Congratulations kid. Do the number proud.

  857. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Well done, Scott Shields Jr.

  858. SJ44 July 1st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I LOVE the fact Girardi kept him out there.

    You aren’t going to find out about these kids until you put them in these situations and see how they hold up.

    Robertson showed that he wasn’t backing down out there. He didn’t get cute and try to trick anybody.

    Just good, old fashioned, country hardball. I love it!!

    TK,

    You are right. Tomorrow, Gardner will be the target.

    The guy is completely clueless about the Yankees ever since they cut off his access to the Old Man. He’s just taking shots in the dark now and hope his stuff sticks.

  859. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Very well done! That kid has moxie for sure. Hopefully Damon can get on base again and we can actually scratch out some more runs. Or a run. Something.

    Was that Giuliani?

  860. Steve July 1st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Trade Melky, a tumor in the offense all the time.

  861. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    This should bring a big momentum shift. Maybe when the offense realizes they have a chance to win they’ll be brave enough to get a few hits.

  862. mel July 1st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Well, now Kay can save the second guessing until after the disaster.

    Great battles by D-Rob. Can’t use him for a week, but he navigated the 4-Tops (is that what Singleton said?).

  863. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    does michael kay have a fetish for that little boy in the front row. they have shown him like 10 times

  864. Yankeehottie July 1st, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Who is this Kid!?

  865. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    “In other news, Michael Kay is so confused that Girardi has shown a willingness to use the weapons he’s given in the bullpen–it’s admittedly a big departure from business-as-usual under Joe Torre. I don’t mean that as a knock on Torre, but I just don’t think you see Robertson brought into this game last year.”

    I agree. Creating an environment where the young pitchers can prove themselves trustworthy in big spots and tight games is, by far, Girardi’s best attribute as a manager, and something Torre didn’t do. I’ve said many times that no way do we see Veras emerge the way he has this year if Torre is still managing. Nothing against Torre, but it’s something big Girardi brings to the table that he didn’t.

  866. pat July 1st, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    I’m liking this kid in the first row. He has future Lohud poster written all over him.

  867. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    where is Latroy? How can they use one of our overhyped minor leaguers over ta 30 + over priced player??

    I am not saying Robertson is going to be the next Mo but he looks like a legit prospect…

    Imagine the Yanks have options below and some of them will work out>>>>>>>>>>>Nah spend more money on older expensive guys…

  868. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Wait, Michael Kay likes little boys?!? Now it all makes sense…

  869. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    come on BRET!!!!!!!!

  870. Yankeehottie July 1st, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    “speaking of kids” Kay is creepy

  871. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    i guess the kid is kinda cute. If bret walks he will be on second faster than a jack rabbit

  872. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Doris, I’m told Wagner was too.

    Not Billy Wagner, but Wagner the composer.

  873. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    little kids are cute.

    Michael Kay, not so much.

  874. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    bret still searchin for that first hit. meh come on yanks

  875. j July 1st, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    too much patience in that at-bat. :)

  876. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Nick: Richard Wagner was a HUGE one.

    But then most people back then were.

  877. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for playing, mr. gardner. enjoy the health insurance for life and dont let the door hit you in you little scrawny behind. run along now.

  878. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 1st, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Then again Torre would have never used Fransworth at all.Something Girardi is doing and Torre would have never done.

  879. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Imagine John Sterling doing play by play of that little kid

    “and now he is moving onto the ice cream…WOW”

  880. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I’m tired of Gardner already. What’s he even up here for?

  881. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Nick-
    one of the best episodes of Curb ever….

  882. ER Haters Club President July 1st, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Hey ER, the jerk store called and said that they are running out of you !

  883. Yankeehottie July 1st, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    damn doris. I like you

  884. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    c’mon bobby – when was the last time he had a hr?

  885. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Gardner = Juan Pierre

    Anyone who likens him to Ellsbury is on crack.

  886. ML July 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Yes, Wagner was a rabid anti-Semite. Part of the reason that Nietzsche broke off their friendship, I believe.

  887. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I hear MIMS, that must mean that it is time for an ABOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBBBBBB from AAAAAAAARRRRRROOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDD

  888. Yankee 'to death' July 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    HEY PETE:

    How about your boy Gardner…. YUPP… he will be a great replacement for Melky… BIG DIFFERENCE….

  889. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    “Thanks for playing, mr. gardner. enjoy the health insurance for life and dont let the door hit you in you little scrawny behind. run along now.”

    Wow, at least you’re not jumping the gun or anything.

  890. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    speaking of anti-semites, what ever happened to Ronan Tinan?

  891. YankeeVIP July 1st, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    this gardner kid looks out of his league right now…

    maybe he needs a week or so to get use to big league pitching (like melky and cano did).. but we dont have time to waste.

    his only hope is melky is struggling.. so there is no real downside..

  892. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    argh!!!!!

  893. Jake July 1st, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    The Material Boy, 0 for 4.

  894. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    i mean really – so irritating

  895. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I can see why Girardi got the reputation of killing his young pitcher’s arms, but I love that he kept Robertson out there. I think someone said it best earlier, how are you going to know what these players are going to do in these situations if you don’t let them pitch?

  896. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    “Anyone who likens him to Ellsbury is on crack.”

    Ellsbury is overrated.

  897. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    at least we’ve got the right people up in the bottom of the 8th…Veras needs a nice, easy, quick inning here

  898. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I love these DTV commercials. if you are still getting your TV off of an antenna, you have bigger problems than converting to digital cable…

  899. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    “Momemtum Shifts” mean nothing to this team apparently. Robertson gets out of a HUGE jam and you’d THINK the momentum would shift… but then we have a pathetic inning yet again at the plate. Texas is handing us this game, and Boston is losing again, and we still can’t do it.

  900. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    noooo, not frank the tank!

  901. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    VIP- The biggest concern with Gardner going up is the adjustment period he’s had with each league. IF you look at his first few weeks in any league he’s been in throughout the process of moving up through the minors, he’s been average at best the first few weeks, than picked up the pace and played well above average.

    He can’t afford that here obviously, but it was still a concern coming up I’m sure.

  902. The Fallen Phoenix July 1st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    One thing that impresses me about Robertson — aside from that outing tonight, which was huge — is that in 125 innings in the minor leagues, he never gave up a home run.

    I don’t think he’ll be the next Mo, either, but pitchers who can keep the ball in the ballpark tend to be more successful than not. Right, Chien-Ming Wang?

    In any event, I’m loving the bullpen usage here by Girardi.

  903. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Michael Kay just said, “I wonder if the kid likes gladiator movies?”

  904. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    wasn’t pete that was advocating Gardner – you should read past blogs on how everyone wanted gardner over melky. But take a look at melky today too – not like he’s putting gardner to shame offensively.

  905. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Everyone burying Gardner after six at bats. Great fans. What a joke.

  906. Yankee 'to death' July 1st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Reply with an asterisk (*) if you want Michael Kay out of the Yankees broadcast booth

  907. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    ““Anyone who likens him to Ellsbury is on crack.”

    Ellsbury is overrated.”

    And on crack.

    (runs the bases like he’s stealing a TV…)

  908. nyyfaninlaaland July 1st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Folks – lets not be so easy on Joba. He really needs to learn not to avoid contact. Short counts are good. He wouldn’t have had to “battle” then. That said, pitchers have bad days, and he got away with one. But 4 inning starts are not what we need.

    I understand everyone has a right to their opinion – that doesn’t mean you’re obliged to share it. We get it – the team isn’t hitting right now. Doesn’t make them worthless overpaid bums – its some of the overpaid guys who are getting it done tonight. If you have so little to do with your time that you have to drone on here, can’t you find another venue to share your sparkling repartee with. I’m sure they’d be happy to view your well crafted thoughts.

    Should Melky sit some? Sure. But right now Gardner’s job is to spell Damon and let him rest his foot. I’m sure he’ll give Melky a day off or 3 soon too. Let’s hope both of them get going. Can some of you at least try being a fan and offering a positive thought just once?

  909. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I am not giving up on Brett, but did anyone get the feeling on that last AB that he was really dying to be walked instead of having to try and get a hit?

  910. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    3-1 rays
    that team is clutch X 10

    here comes Jose “I LOVE TO WALK EVERYONE!!!!” Veras

  911. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    runor has it catalanato and marco scutero are close friends

  912. Yankee 'to death' July 1st, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    *

  913. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    They got him out? It’s a miracle.

  914. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    I just want Sterling and Kay back together….well I just love sterling. He is not even a sports announcer, he is an entertainer. So funny to listen to

  915. kill.schill(ing) July 1st, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Is something wrong with Farnsworth other than his cut hand? I’m surprised Girardi first of all used Robertson for 45 pitches and now is returning to Veras.

    Is Farnsworth not available?

  916. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    pete should worry less about killing melky and more on opting for the occasional salad. just sayin

  917. Fredo Corleone July 1st, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    “Everyone burying Gardner after six at bats. Great fans. What a joke.”

    That last AB was brutal, but his approach at the plate isn’t bad if he has the talent to make it happen. Jury’s still out on that front.

  918. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    My friend Dan lives in Boston and is a huge Sox fan. He just sent me this IM:

    Dan:
    9:55
    there is a force out there greater than the red sox and the yankees, and it threatens to topple our oligopoly
    9:55
    band together*
    9:55
    the tampa bay devil rays
    9:55
    they are evil and they must be stopped

  919. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    THEY HAVE BEEN CALLING THAT OUTSIDE CORNER FOR MILLWOOD ALL NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

  920. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Moshe – actually yeah, kind of. That’s the kind of stuff he has to work through and get out of his system now though. I’ll take it at this juncture in his career so we don’t have to see it when he is a 2 or 3 year vet.

  921. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I never wanted Gardner so I don’t care who’s burying him and who isn’t. That’s the trouble with some of the posters killing us with how much we need this guy in the minors or that guy in the minors. You need to remember that numbers don’t automatically translate. Check out Kennedy, Ian, for your proof.

  922. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Moshe- I see what you are saying. I tend to agree with you a little there, and it’s slightly surprising, being Brett’s approach at the plate throughout the past year has been to be more aggressive at the plate.

    As I said though, as someone who’s talked to Gardner, I know when he came up through Triple-A he went through a feel though phase at the plate. It looked something like what I’m seeing in his at bats on tv here.

    It’s not nearly the same view as it is live, but it seems to be very similar.

  923. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    jose is living up to his middle name

  924. j July 1st, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    it was strike three, but as usual we dont get close calls

  925. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I think Farsy is being saved for Ponsy’s start. They feed off each other, those two.

  926. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    gotta get 8 and 9 out…

  927. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Strikes, Jose. Come on. I know you didn’t get that one call, but please, we need this game.

  928. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    HP ump just went and ate a big bowl of ridiculous and unreasonable with a side of inconsistent prior to that AB.

  929. Jeff NJ July 1st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I think Kay jinxed Veras by complimenting him. Please rip him like you did Robertson!

  930. mark July 1st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Rebecca let your friend Dan know that they’re not the Devil Rays anymore.

  931. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Jose lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvves to walk people, that is why i dubbed it his middle name

  932. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Bill Hohn is the HP umpire? do we know that name? I recognize the rest of the crew…just not this guy…

  933. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Hi A-Rod,
    Marcus Thames just homered,
    again

  934. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Those TB Rays just might be for real. I don’t think I can deny it any longer..

    **sigh**

    cue the twilight zone music

  935. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    mark: They’ll always be the devil rays to me ;)

  936. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    YES youk struck out to start the 9th. I don’t care that TB keeps atop the div. i just hate Boston.

  937. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    come on Veras

  938. Ejr July 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    kill.schill(ing) why would you ever want farnsworth in. You obviously know nothing. He is awful

  939. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    “They feed off each other, those two.”

    You mean Farnsy is strong enough to hold the keg up and Ponson just funnels it down?

  940. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t know if need is the word, but it’s definitely a synonym for whatever the word is.

  941. kill.schill(ing) July 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    It’s too early to render a judgment on Gardner. If Girardi’s smart, he’ll sit Melky tomorrow and put Gardner in center to give him as much of an opportunity as possible.

  942. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    come on one more jose
    the odd thing is that the yankees pitching staff has held down the best offense in the league. It is just that the Yankees cannot score of the worst pitching staff in the league!!!

  943. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    ok – one mre…

  944. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Kay calls them the Devil Rays by accident all the time, but I don’t think we should take his lead on that matter.

  945. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    You know if you watched the Rays over the last few years you know they were only one component away from really getting it together. Usually it was their relief that screwed them royally and that’s why they had so many blown saves and such a horrible record. But they’ve been pretty good other than that for a few years now. This doesn’t surprise me at all.

  946. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Good job Veras!

  947. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Rays 3-1 now. Two out top of the 9th.

  948. YankeeJosh July 1st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    But Mike Francessa said teh Rays aren’t for real and will collapse. So it must be true!

  949. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    memo to the Rem-Dog: ‘Balfour’ had an R in his name, ‘Garza’ doesn’t!

  950. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I think Krazy Kyle and Ponson would be fun at a keg party…
    Or maybe go bar hopping with them..

  951. kill.schill(ing) July 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    By the way, Joe, when you’re team is struggling it’s not the best time in the season to rest your hitters.

    Jeter should be playing tonight, not Betemit.

    If anyone deserves a rest, it’s Melky. One that lasts about a series or so.

  952. ER Haters Club President July 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Hey ER…how do you like THAT ?….DEERRR…THE Yankees are going to get swept by the A’s…..DERRRRRRRR…the Yankees are gunna git swept by the Rangers………DERRRRRRR…I need help going to the potty……….DERRRRRRRRR….

  953. SJ44 July 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Geez whiz, 6 AB’s and you guys are already killing Gardner?

    Tough crowd.

  954. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Good job by Veras. Let’s score a run here Yanks and get the game to Mo.

  955. kill.schill(ing) July 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    By the way, Joe, when you’re offemse is struggling it’s not the best time in the season to start resting your hitters.

    Jeter should be playing tonight, not Betemit.

    If anyone deserves a rest, it’s Melky. One that lasts about a series or so.

  956. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Rays up 3-1. Sox down to their last strike.

  957. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Hehe NESNJust cut to a depressed Red Sox fan in th stands who flipped the bird to someone in the stands.

    You stay classy Sox fans!

  958. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    There isn’t a funnier name in professional sports history than Grant BallFour. Is he granting ball four tonight?

  959. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Sox once again make it a game! Cora doubled.

  960. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Getting the job done Veras. Well done

    The Yankees offense-job not well done.
    Get 1 run. Come on!

  961. SJ44 July 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    KS,

    Only problem is, Betemit drove in the tying run. The strategy did work.

    He is one of the few guys to have actually hit the ball in the last 3-4 days.

  962. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    “You mean Farnsy is strong enough to hold the keg up and Ponson just funnels it down?”

    I’m not sure about THAT, but I’m pretty sure that Edwar doesn’t feed off either of them.

  963. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    “Geez whiz, 6 AB’s and you guys are already killing Gardner?

    Tough crowd”

    You’re telling me!

  964. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    “memo to the Rem-Dog: ‘Balfour’ had an R in his name, ‘Garza’ doesn’t!”

    check that my friend!

  965. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Gotta love live shots. Makes me think back to the Shelley Duncan signed baseball not so long ago. Haha

  966. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Jason Varitek continues to stink the joint out.

    Sox lose the game.

  967. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    ball game over…. sux lose

  968. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Funny stuff.

    People are content with watching Melky suck for two years and counting, but refuse to give Gardner two full games to prove himself.

  969. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    rays over sox 3-1 FINAL

  970. Fredo Corleone July 1st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Home team now 11-0 in the Sox/Rays season series.

  971. pat July 1st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    I’d like to score a few this inning but walk offs are nice too!

  972. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    at the end of his name! grrrrr, I screwed that up.

  973. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Wow! Varitek struck out on three straight pitches for the second straight at-bat.

    He’s going on the DL to have that fork in his back surgically removed. Good luck with that new contract Cap’n!

  974. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    i bet rivera gives up a bomb if the game is still tied. he always does that in these tie games.

  975. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    the yankees are swinging at really bad pitches lately. usually they are patient i dont understand

  976. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Yanks better score..because if not Mo is going to give it up. If Mo has 1 fault it is pitching in a tied game. Especially giving up home runs in tied games

  977. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    come on CANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    more like ca-NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  978. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Wow, that wasn’t what the middle of the line up is supposed to do.

  979. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    bad offense. bad bad offense.

  980. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    People are content with watching Melky suck for two years and counting, but refuse to give Gardner two full games to prove himself.

    That’s a REALLY dumb statement. Melky sucked for two years? Funny stuff. Let me guess. You’re one of the posters who droned on and on about getting Gardner. Am I right?

    Let’s see how well you know your baseball stuff. What outfielder had the most assists in the majors last year. Take your time.

  981. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    With all this Gardner talk, and the negativity about him being 0-6, I think back to the first game I saw Melky play. I had upper deck seats for the Yankees/Red Sox, and Melky made a huge error in right field that led to god knows how many runs.

    From there, things got turned around pretty quick. So, I’m with you, give the guy more than two games(and this one isn’t over).

  982. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    great, now marianooooooooooo. after him we are scrrrreeewwed hopefully melky can hit a walkoff or something

  983. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    sawx lost again -we are losing opportunities here!

  984. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I love Melky but the Brett Gardner haters need to STFU 2 games and 7 AB are not anywhere near decent sample sizes to judge him so zip it.

  985. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    What outfielder had the most assists in the majors last year. Take your time.

    And he has 4 assists this season. Is that worth his .220 BA since May 1st?

  986. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    DFA Melky and put Gardner in CF.

  987. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Here comes Mo to blow the game….

  988. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    “come on CANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    more like ca-NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

    yeah because he only has 2 hits and an RBI tonight. open your eyes.

  989. mel July 1st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    When did Mo pitch last?

  990. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    “Wow! Varitek struck out on three straight pitches for the second straight at-bat.

    He’s going on the DL to have that fork in his back surgically removed. Good luck with that new contract Cap’n!”

    I hope to heaven that this means the ‘Tek-Posada or ‘Tek-Jeter comparisons are dead. He has been putrid lately and couldn’t carry a golden thong (especially if Manny was trying to knock him down while he was doing it).

  991. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    “He’s never pitched better”

    Didn’t Kay do this before and then the strike zone went haywire for Veras?

  992. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Brandon, just be ready to see Jeter PH for Gardner if it gets that far. Maybe it won’t happen. But just prepare yourself for it.

  993. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    MICHAEL KAY IT CALL CALLED THE LETTER “H”. Pernounce it

  994. FREE CANDY July 1st, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Normal Mariano in tie games. Leadoff double……

  995. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Told you…Mo can not pitch in tied games. He absolutely stinks!!! How pathetic…

  996. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Mo. Dude.

    We’re not losing two out of three to the Rangers.

  997. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    And he has 4 assists this season. Is that worth his .220 BA since May 1st?

    I’m not saying it is. I’m only saying don’t exaggerate and say Melky has sucked for two years since it isn’t true.

  998. Someone Else July 1st, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Man, what a bunch of know-nothing fans are here.

    Gardner’s had 6 ABs in 2 games, and you already know the book on him?

    His ABs (not including sac bunt):

    6 pitches (groundout)
    7 pitches (K looking (on a ball))
    2 pitches (fielder’s choice)
    5 pitches (K looking)
    1 pitch (flyout)
    6 pitches (groundout)

    That doesn’t scream ‘overmatched’ to me.

  999. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Mo pitched in the Santana game I think.

  1000. Shdwrptr July 1st, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Is it just me or is Rivera shutdown in a save situation but terrible in a tie game?

  1001. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I can’t believe I just read “Mo,” “stinks,” and “pathetic” all in the same post. Wow.

  1002. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    i mean wtf – was that a catchable ball?

  1003. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Mo last pitched Sat vs. the Mets…I think

  1004. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    OMG Mariano Rivera SUCKS, he gave off a leadoff double OMG! Send him to AAA and call up Igawa!

  1005. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Brandon, just be ready to see Jeter PH for Gardner if it gets that far. Maybe it won’t happen. But just prepare yourself for it.

    That’s why I’m praying it stays tied her, but so far not helping.

  1006. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    um Mo

  1007. sfill July 1st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Mo becomes a normal pitcher when we don’t have the lead. I think he needs to picth with the pressure of the save in order to be his perfect self. C’mon Mo! Let’s do this and then we need to win in the bottom of the 9th!

  1008. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    I have to agree with Mark here. I’m a huge Gardner fan, but Melky has NOT sucked for two years.

    What does suck is Rivera blowing the lead.

  1009. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    and now he stole 3rd? what is going on!

  1010. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Ack.

  1011. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Kay should be fired for jinxing that inning.

  1012. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    …We’re going to lose two out of three to the Texas rangers.

    This is so, so, so not cool.

  1013. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Wow, Mariano sucks! Put Farnsworth in there!

  1014. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    ugh

  1015. Yankee 'to death' July 1st, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    It is not about when Mo last pitched… Its the fact that he doesn’t know how to pitch with the game tied… how many times did we lose in tfhese situations?? I thin this season only MO has lost 2x already…

  1016. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    I hate to say it but Farns. should of pitched this inning. If Girardi knows that Mo can not pitch in tied games..why pitch him knowing that he is going to blow it?!! Also I was just going to say why is Posada still behindf the plate in a tied game? That is absolutely 100% selfish of him to not ask out of the game. I always thought that Posada was awful but that is completely selfish knowing that you can not throw anyone out and you are in a tied game in the 9th inning. It really sucks that the Yanks continue to lose games because Girardi is soo lost.

  1017. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    I think I’m going to be sick.

  1018. YankeeVIP July 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    i think we all remember melky and cano coming up and struggling their first two weeks..

    and im willing to give brett a chance just cause melky is ice cold (especially if it helps increase his trade value).

    but this is brett gardner we are talking about.. not longoria or jay bruce, he is not going to be a main cog in this machine.. and to think he could stay up in the majors and hit .300ish for the rest of the season is unrealistic.

    if at best we get .280 from him, is he really worth keeping and waiting from him to learn how to hit mlb pitching.

  1019. Ouch! July 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Even Mariano is struggling. So is everyone convinced now that something needs to be done here?

  1020. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Not Rivera’s fault if they lose this game. They have scored 2 runs off the worst pitching in major league baseball. They could not score with a leadoff double in the first and him at 3rd base with 1 outs and Abreu up.

  1021. no name July 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    bad throw by Po, league will be running on him rest of year

  1022. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    betamit, ph (no way melky gets the ab) and damon next inning

  1023. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    This offense makes me sick

  1024. ZaWheelZ July 1st, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    def a rough couple of games.

    at least the pitching has been keeping them in the games.

    but the story all season is not being able to hit

  1025. Yankee 'to death' July 1st, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    DAMN you oversized HEAD KAY…

  1026. Wangawa July 1st, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    maybe we should make sure Mo doesn’t look at the scoreboard and tell him it’s a save situation every time

  1027. 38HotDogs July 1st, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Having Posada catching right now is killing this team – teams are running at will on him knowing his arm is dead.

  1028. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I’m not saying it is. I’m only saying don’t exaggerate and say Melky has sucked for two years since it isn’t true.

    It is true. He’s not an everyday player.

    He’s out there because of his defense. It’s as simple as that.

    Every other AL team would call him a fourth outfielder with his offensive production.

  1029. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Ponson the stopper? Has it come to that?

  1030. Ouch! July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    and having a field day with Posada…

  1031. Marc from Portland Maine July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Games not over yet Rebecca. Optimism??? It’s worked before,,,,

  1032. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    damn you make it sound like Mo gave up 6 runs – he gave up a double, he stole a base off of Posada who can’t throw anyone out today, and a little chopper that was hit like a grandmother that went through a drawn-in infield

  1033. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Sure – Mo had a great first half, but what has he done in the 2nd half!

    :) – KIDDING!

  1034. Jeff NJ July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Kinsler is the man. I so wish he starts the all star game over Pedroia. Make it happen Yankee fans.

  1035. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Posada is just so awful.

    This night has been a total loss. Even my pizza sucked.

  1036. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    BLOW THE WHOLE THING TO PIECES. THE STINKING STADIUM WITH THE STICKING BATHROOMS AND THE STINKING FOOD. THE STINKING ORGAN PLAYER. THE 150 YEAR OLD P.A. ANNOUNCER. THE HIGH PRICED GARBAGE TEAM. LOOSE EVERY FREAKING GAME FOR ALL I CARE BUT CHANGE SOMETHING FOR GODS SAKE. ALL THIS YANKEE TRADITION WITH NOENERGY IS MAKING ME SICK.

  1037. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Mariano doesn’t have great numbers in tie games.

    But if we lose today, it’s not on the pitching staff. It’s the offense.

  1038. SJ44 July 1st, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    When your offense can only score 3 runs in 18 innings against the Rangers, its not on the pitching. Its on the offense.

    This team can’t hit and hasn’t hit all year. If you are expecting pitching perfection every night, it doesn’t work that way.

    If this team can’t hit, forget wins and just look forward to seeing the younger guys get their chance to play this year.

    Worst Yankee offense in the last 15 years. Its pathetic to watch these guys hit every night. Sad.

  1039. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    posada throwing reminds me of those wounded, sickly dogs you see on those tin cans asking for some spare change.

  1040. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    They should bench ARod, what a loser. The Yankees need RUNS and he’s making OUTS. Put Gonzalez at 3B, at least he’s HUNGRY!

  1041. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    all these people crying about losing 2 of 3 to the Rangers. Getting a little ahead of everything aren’t we? That implies they have to win one and they’ve got Tubby Ponson pitching tomorrow.

  1042. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Has Posada thrown anyone out since coming back from the DL? Everyone knows that he cant throw so ofcourse they are going to run like wild on him and Girardi leaves him out there!!! POSADA BE A TEAM PLAYER!! Girardi get him out of there after the 5th inning of any close game. I am sick and tired of this BS. He is a terrible catcher to begin with and the Yanks leave him behind the plate to lose even more games for them.

  1043. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1044. Yankee 'to death' July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    THIS team is a joke…. Hope they start breaking-up this team next year…. A-ROD to shortstop please…. they are playing without BALLS..

  1045. Moshe Mandel July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    This is a disaster.

  1046. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Ponson the stopper? Has it come to that?

    I’m reaching for the bottle already

  1047. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    oh wow…
    This is so not good..
    come on Mo

  1048. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    We need a double play at this point. Rivera has pressure on him now, and he’s got to keep Bradley on 1st.

  1049. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    “Ponson the stopper? Has it come to that?”

    Not a guy that anyone should pin their hopes on.

  1050. ER Haters Club President July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    knowing how poorly Mo pitches when he comes in the game in a NON-Save situation….wouldn’t it make sense to send someone ELSE out there EVEN to START the inning ? I know that he REALLY does not do well in this type of situation….darn it ALL to HALE !

  1051. YankeeVIP July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    this is killing me.. i cant believe how inept our offense is

    lets not jump off the bridge on mo, he cant be 100% perfect all season..

    this game sits squarely on the horrible offense, the problem is, there is no way to fix it.

  1052. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Hey Girardi, WAKE UP. Posada just hit. He cannot throw guys out. They have already scored 1 run because of his horrible arm, don’t let it be 2 or possibly 3.

  1053. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    “I’m not saying it is. I’m only saying don’t exaggerate and say Melky has sucked for two years since it isn’t true.

    It is true. He’s not an everyday player.

    He’s out there because of his defense. It’s as simple as that.

    Every other AL team would call him a fourth outfielder with his offensive production.”

    It’s still an exaggeration:

    “V
    July 1st, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Re: Melky.

    April, March, May, September, October 2007, May, June 2008.

    120 games, 430 ABs, 477 PAs, .212/.271/.277 line (AVG/OBP/SLG). Horrid.

    June, July, August 2007, April/March 2008.

    111 games, 398 ABs, 452 PAs, .319/.374/.485 line. Excellent.

    Overall, 2007+2008.

    231 games, 828 ABs, 929 PAs, .263/.321/.377 line. Mediocre.”

  1054. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    please, if MB wants 2nd base, let him have it…

  1055. yankeenate July 1st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    so Girardi…is this as low as it gets again? bottom of the barrel?

  1056. Denny July 1st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    This isn’t our year. We are going to be lucky to get 81 wins.

  1057. Jeff NJ July 1st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Games not over pessimists. I predict a 10 inning victory for the good guys (the Yankees).

  1058. Marc from Portland Maine July 1st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Doris. Work on updating your meds. I hear they have great new ones for menopause.

  1059. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    sleepy bats – we’ve lost three games in row

  1060. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Franco you might have heard Torre say that Melky was the reason they were even in the playoffs? Buy a clue. It was about a lot more than his defense.

    Oh yeah. I wouldn’t switch him out of the outfield unless we got the equivalent in his arm and catches. If we did and there was better offense I might consider it.

  1061. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    OMG, they should DL Posada and put Moeller behind the plate. At least he won’t SUCK at throwing runners out. And he’s not a lazy bum!

  1062. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Well said Rebecca

  1063. Michael July 1st, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    HOWS THAT BIG FAT CONTRACT THE POSADA LOOKING NOW. MORE YANKEE PANIC

  1064. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    kinsler is the best 2B in this series by far.

    the Jorge throwing situation is really bad..

    things can’t get much worse can they?

  1065. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    With a few notable exceptions, I absolutely cannot fathom the idiocy on this blog right now. I mean, we’ve even got people taking shots at Bob Shephard now? Really? REALLY?

  1066. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Jeter needs to be replaced at SS. Maybe moved to 2b. He has no range at the position anymore.

  1067. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    — Checkmate !

  1068. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    So is this how it ends Damon basehit, Jetes DP, Abreu SO looking ?

  1069. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Down 1 run…feels like 10.
    This offense needs to stop being offensive.
    Now would be a nice time to stop sucking

  1070. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I can’t believe how bad this team is! They should be ashamed for making us watch this game!!!! Hank should release these bums and buy the Rays! They play REAL baseball!

  1071. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    the insanity on the site is epic..

    By the way as of this second they have lost 2 in a row…

  1072. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    oh god …

  1073. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    C.J. Wilson..here we go

  1074. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Not a guy that anyone should pin their hopes on.

    Guy came up and pitched a shutout and it’s come to this without even giving him another chance? Unbelieveable. No wonder people aren’t giving Gardner a shot if they’re willing to dump on Ponson who has at least produced!

    If you get my point Rconn.

  1075. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    pinch hitter Jeter for MELKY not Gardner

  1076. YankeeVIP July 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    wow.. why isnt jeter hitting?

  1077. YankeeJosh July 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Posada’s shoulder is not right. He’s made some decent throws, but some bad ones too. This is precisely why Moeller needs to stay with the team. If the Jorge’s shoulder gets so bad that he can’t catch, Molina and Moeller are an adequate tandem to fill the role.

  1078. yankeenate July 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    here we go…bottom of the 9th…melky cabrera leading it off!!!yes! i predict a slow dribbler to the 2nd basemen in which he will clearly be thrown out; but decides to dive into 1st base anyway..

    yeah i know…i’m pretty pessimistic right now, and reactionary, but can you seriously blame me?

    and for the record…i do hope i’m wrong :))

  1079. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    I sincerely hope we don’t have to see Melk-dud bat in the 9th.

  1080. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    It doesn’t matter how many runs the Yanks score. Sometimes you are not going to score alot but you need pitching and defense. You can not have a catcher behind the plate who everyone knows needs shoulder surgery and he cant throw anyone out. It is absolutely pathetic to have him behind the plate in a tied game in the 9th. Girardi took him out a couple of times and brought in Molina..why should this game be any different??!!1 It is like having Jeter play short with a broken leg. Also why put Mo in a game where you know he is going to fail? In tied game it is either homeruns or a double with him pitching.

  1081. PJH July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Pinch hit for Melky next.

  1082. Ivan Drago July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Even Mo is messing up. 7 1/2 games behind.

  1083. TGFizeek July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    What about Kevin Long?
    I’ve been wondering about this guy all year.
    On Saturday Tim McCarver said he was one of the top hitting instructors in MLB.
    That’s all I need to hear.
    Fire Kevin Long.

  1084. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Jeter has no range…he isn’t in the game, how did this get to be about Jeter?

  1085. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Melky hits under .200 vs. LHP. You think they’ll pinch hit for a guy? I would pinch hit for a .200 hitter, but will the Yankees dare? I wouldn’t expect it.

  1086. SJ44 July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    I can’t believe how bad this team is. they should be ashamed.

  1087. Shdwrptr July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    The Yankees NEED a walkoff win right now. I’m guessing morale on this team is at a low. If not I don’t understand why they can’t play

  1088. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    i wonder why Molina was not in as a defensive replacement to start the 9th? Everyone knows to run on Posada…

  1089. TKinDC July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    “posada throwing reminds me of those wounded, sickly dogs you see on those tin cans asking for some spare change.”

    Let me get this straight – the dogs are asking for change?

    I knew they could play poker, but this is a revelation!

  1090. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    We need to win because we need to win but we also need to win because we don’t need to go 8 behind the Rays, who show no signs of being stopped any time soon!

  1091. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Michael run away

  1092. mel July 1st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Pinch runner, please.

  1093. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Melky is one of the problems in our lineup. The man isn’t hitting league average.

  1094. PJH July 1st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Why is Melky still there?

  1095. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    for god’s sake – a pinch hitter please

  1096. pat July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Jeter will hit for Gardner. He just put his elbow pad on.

  1097. David NY July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    When stuart is the voice of reason something is wrong.

  1098. Jeff NJ July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    we’re going to win this game.

  1099. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    GiDP Cabrera

    damn it

  1100. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    OMG I can’t believe what I’m seeing! He’s letting Melky swing the bat instead of lifting him for Pettitte to pinch hit OMG. FIRE GIRARDI!

  1101. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    ok – I see taking 1 strike and making sure he can throw a strike…. but you HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO bunt Melky – AWFUL baseball

  1102. Jed July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    how in the wrold was he allowed to bat there??????????????

  1103. DMan July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Biggest spot of the year for Melky.

  1104. j July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    here go the boo birds

  1105. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Wow……… Where are the freaking melky supporters now.

  1106. MrMulligan (Xavier in Pinstripes) July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    CJ Wilson is a STIFF of a closer…we got a chance

  1107. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    SONOFAB****

  1108. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Wow, Melky may have played himself to ride the pine tonight.

  1109. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I had to walk my dog — how’d Mo get out of the inning with just one run?

    OMG Melky….. forget it, I don’t really care anymore.

  1110. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    THIS IS BS!!!

  1111. Chris Barrows(PinstripedScranton) July 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Ok, now you can be pessimistic Rebecca, I’ll allow it.

  1112. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    EVEN MICHAEL KAY THINKS THIS IS WRONG.

    Leadoff walk on 4 pitches. What do you do? You have Jeter on the bench. What do you do? YOU DO NOT EVEN TRY TO BUNT. Instead, he GIDP.

    GIRARDI SHOULD BE FIRED RIGHT ON THE SPOT FOR THIS MOVE. UNDER .200 VS LHP. DISGRACE.

  1113. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Franco you might have heard Torre say that Melky was the reason they were even in the playoffs?

    That was in 2006. This is 2008. His numbers have declined ever since.

    And he shows little energy when he’s been hitting .220 for two months.

    Like it or not, that’s the truth.

    I’m not saying Gardner is going to be a star. But he should be more productive than Melky.

    He can’t be any worse.

    And right on cue, Melky grounds into a DP and ends any possibility of a rally.

    Nicely done, Melk Man.

  1114. Zooboy July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    We bunt in the first inning but not the 9th?

  1115. JoeT 28 in 09!! MO FOR CY YOUNG!! stop complaining and watch the game!! July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    and then a DP…. that’s the worst managing I have EVER seen in my life…. and Melky should really be bunting on his own anyway – AWFUL

  1116. PJH July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Girardi is looking VERY clueless.

  1117. ER Haters Club President July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    SEND MELKY DOWN RIGHT NOW….dude,…YOU STINK !!!

  1118. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    holy frick melky – go learn to hit

  1119. V July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    They make Millwood, Feldman and Perez seem like Cy Young award winners. This team is done.

  1120. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Why wasn’t Melky bunting? And better yet, why is he in the line-up? Please sit him down tomorrow.

  1121. tim boat July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I can’t believe Melk-dud actually 1) did not bunt and 2) was not pinch hit for

  1122. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Melky….damn it :(

  1123. j July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    why are we not getting outside strike calls ?

  1124. Jeff NJ July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Melky is killing Joe G. CF is Gardner’s to lose if he hits a bit.

  1125. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    he needs a day, week something off – of all abs to dp. a fly out, strike out…anything

  1126. ron ron July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    this is what you get for lowballing torre. welcome back to the 80s.

  1127. DMan July 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Get him out of the starting lineup right now.

  1128. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Absolutely inexcusable to let Melky hit there with Jeter on the bench.

    I give up.

  1129. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Real Manager please

  1130. yankeeeeesssssuuuucckkk July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    losers.

  1131. PJH July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Joe Girardi=Lost

  1132. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Horrendous horrendous game.

  1133. Wangawa July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Seriously, Girardi? Seriously?

  1134. BUZZ July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Why wasnt melky pinch hit for wat is this

  1135. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Note to the Yankees: Bench Melky Cabera, this man is truly garbage.

  1136. Ouch! July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    so what now, wiseguys????

  1137. sunny615 July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    game over -

  1138. Yankeehottie July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    wtf!!!!!! i wanna hit something

  1139. Zooboy July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    We bunt in the 1st inning but not the 9th? Brilliant!

  1140. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Melky needs to be demoted

  1141. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Great job by Girardi!! What part of MElky is AAA hitter don’t they understand. Even Moeller would of been a better option there. Girardi has been an even worse manager then I can possbily imagine. I knew AAA Melky was going to mess up the game somehow. They better get rid of him ASAP because he is not even competitve.

  1142. MrMulligan (Xavier in Pinstripes) July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Nevermind

  1143. Billy July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Joe G and Melky are going down together. What the eff does he have on Joey G?

  1144. Juggy July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Disasterous no call by Girardi there.. No bunt for Melky hitting under .200 right handed with Damon and Jeter up after him? I am really not impressed with Girardi at all this year..

    Just awful..

  1145. yankeenate July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    i do realize that one AB shouldn’t necessarily define a manager…but leaving Cabrera in that last AB proves Girardi is an idiot.

    i hope hank goes nuts

  1146. j July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    the crowd should get a refund. what an awful game

  1147. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    This learning on the job stuff has to end. Someone wake up George, he’d end this.

  1148. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    We just lost a series to the Texas Rangers.

    I’m sorry, but it’s just really hard to be optimistic about the way this offense is playing.

  1149. Benauno July 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    OMG you don’t BUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1150. stuart July 1st, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    melky not bunting right handed was MORONIC>>>

    this team officially sucks..

    blame it on the offense, the pitching has been more then OK..

    THE OFFENSE SUCKS.. Girardi made a mistake that is a bunt situation, melky batting righty terrible mistake…

    that was a mistake..

  1151. JB July 1st, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Oh come on people.

    Melky is sooooo good. He deserves to hit there. He is clutch.

    Girardi bunts with Derek freaking Jeter everytime and doesn’t here?

  1152. Yankee 'to death' July 1st, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    This is the REAL IDIOT team… Not the 2003 RED SOX… GIRARDI the KIng of IDIOCY

  1153. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    You guys have to wake up and face reality. These are DEVESTATING, DEVESTATING losses. This is the season defining stretch at HOME against rivals and mediocre Texas, and they are blowing it big time.

    Look, let’s be honest. If they don’t win 5/7 games in this next stretch they are probably done.

  1154. ER Haters Club President July 1st, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    oh and one last UP YOURS to JerkFace ER for the road…..good night, ALL ! :-(

  1155. Yankee Trader July 1st, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Just tuned in. Was Joba yanked because he was always pitching out of trouble?
    How did Robertson look-wasn’t impressed other day with velocity or movement?

  1156. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    good lord – there is no end is sight – this is just disgusting. how are they not hitting these people!!!!!!!

  1157. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    That whole thing was just sad, sad, sad.

    Melky.

  1158. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I can’t believe what I just saw!!!! They should all go to AAA and AAA team should be called up! At least they’re hungry! What’s up with Mariano giving up that run! Replace him with Farnsworth!

  1159. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Seriously, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. This is vile. I’m going to concerts every night for the rest of the summer. Rock n roll beats the crap out of this anyday, at least they can legitimately blame their occasional lethargy on recreational drugs.

  1160. DMan July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    The papers better be calling for Melky and his head tomorrow.

    He’s now hitting .240. Thats disgusting.

    He left 5 count them 5 men on base tonight!

  1161. Jaewon July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Giriardi is an idiot. The yankees are not even close to being a playoff team with him making decisions like that. Unless melky missed the sign twice. I wouldn’t put it past him. That was just horrible. The whole world knew that melky was gonna either strike out or hit into a double play

  1162. Ouch! July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    My closing statement:

    Girardi WTF??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  1163. Ummm...... July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    So why does Gardner bunt in the first but Melky doesn’t in in the 9th?

    I don’t understand this strategy.

  1164. Web July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    That may be the “final straw” for Melky and somehow it looked like management secretely wanted that to happen. Now they have their “excuse” to bench Melky or send him down.

  1165. BUZZ July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Clueless joe indeed

  1166. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Stop killing Melky. He is a good player and he should have hit there.

  1167. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I’m just so angry at this team right now.
    What the hell was that we saw tonight?

  1168. t July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I don’t understand Girardi at all. Melky is in a horrible slump, if he bunted we would have had a guy on 2nd 1 out. Gonzalez is fast enough that a single would score him. I really did not like that play at all. As for Melky, very dissapointing – give him some time off and let Gardner prove his worth. If he flops, bring melky back.

  1169. Shdwrptr July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    The fact that Melky didn’t bunt there was inexcusable. If he wasn’t going to bunt you pinch hit him. I can’t believe that happened. If we are going to lose, fine, but it shouldn’t be because Girardi doesn’t know how to manage a game. Anyone here probably was thinking either A: Bunt or B: Pinch hit with Jeter there

  1170. Ejr July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    some one want to xplain to me how girardi doesn’t bunt there. what an absolute moron. I am not some idiot fan who complains at every loss, but come on, that was common sense. how do you not bank that either damon or jeter will get a single and knock gonzalez in. Especially since jeter is 2-5 with a home run career versus cj wilson. Absolute idiot move

  1171. Fran July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    This loss is certainly not on Mo even though the “L” is next to his name. This is squarely on the offense. The pitching has done a fantastic job of shutting down
    Texas, but the inept Yankees can’t score on the worst pitching staff in the league.

    And by the way Posada is killing the Yanks behind the plate. The word is out to run on him. He can’t throw anyone out.

    Now we have to hope to avoid a sweep behind Ponson. And then Boston comes in for 4. This could get really ugly quickly if the Yanks don’t start scoring runs!

  1172. The Fallen Phoenix July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    So, what “genius moves” should Cashman have made this offseason then, hm?

  1173. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    There are just some incredibly insane comments. Its staggering.

    There is frustration, and then there is behaving like damn 3 year olds.

  1174. jm July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    1190 comments tonight and counting. wow.

  1175. Ari July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    At what point do you start blaming Girardi for this?

    Batting Gardner Second?

    Starting Melky at All?

    Jeter goes 0-4 yesterday and he gets a day off, but Melky is 0-18 and he is in the line-up…again

    And, most importantly, why doesn’t Melky bunt there? He can’t hit worth a fart anyway!

  1176. TL July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    One could argue that Melky should be sent to Class A Tampa. JC hits a bomb tonight and he wouldn’t play ahead of Ajax for Trenton. They both are capable of moving a runner.

  1177. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I give up. I just give up. This team is cooked and pathetic. Sad because our pitching finally shapes up and the hitters sleepwalk their way through every freakin game.

    Mo probably saved us from a ton of extra innings that we would have ended up losing anyway.

    Pathetic and Girardi is clueless.

  1178. mel July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Wow. Two things. Not using Molina as a defensive replacement at the top of the 9th. Not PH Melky in that last inning.

    Tough loss. Tomorrow’s another day.

  1179. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Why bunt in the 1st inning and not in the 9th?

  1180. Noonin July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Honestly, could we not have pinch-hit Jeter for Melky? Or at least have Melky lay down the bunt?

  1181. Yankee 'to death' July 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    It’s a godd thing that in 1 week I will be out of the country for 1 month. That will save me from having a heart attack watching this PATHETIC team…. will the REAL Yankees Team Pls. stand up…

  1182. BRYN WHITE July 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    If Melky is pinch hit for if we tied the game who plays center

  1183. B Food July 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    7 1/2 games behind.

    This sorry team is finished.

  1184. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I know they ahve to win them all – but this is not the team I want to go see on thursday. A win tomorrow would set up thursday really well.

    how about damon in center, gardner in right, wilson at 1 and giambi at dh (you can switch damon/gardner…whatever). but Melky just needs some time off

  1185. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Trade Giambi and Damon….. We are sellers my friends.

  1186. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    It’s hard to get REALLY mad at Melky there because I think Girardi truly screwed that inning up. But you can’t bench Girardi. I seriously would like to see Melky benched and Gardner batting 9th tomorrow night.

  1187. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    “This loss is certainly not on Mo even though the “L” is next to his name. This is squarely on the offense. The pitching has done a fantastic job of shutting down
    Texas, but the inept Yankees can’t score on the worst pitching staff in the league. ”

    I disagree! This loss is totally on ‘Mo’. He sucked it up big time when his team needed it most!

  1188. Doris From Rego Park July 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    How can anyone not blame this loss on Gardner?

  1189. DMan July 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Melky is so bad right now. I’m so angry at him after this loss.

  1190. yankeenate July 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    send them both down: melky and girardi!

  1191. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    damon – can’t he go from dh to lf, and gardner to cf (one or the other)

  1192. Melky Hater July 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I hate MELKY SOOOOOO MUCHHHHH!!! He doesnt even belong in Scranton. What little value he had is completely down the shi*ter…..

  1193. Nutski July 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Girardi bunts with everyone else and not with Melky in the 9th down 1 run with Damon and Jeter up next?

    I am so Fing ticked.

  1194. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    “Stop killing Melky. He is a good player and he should have hit there.”

    No he’s not, and NO, he shouldn’t have!

  1195. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    My favorite NBA team won 15 games last season, and even that was less frustrating than this. I’ve seriously never seen such failure from a supposedly talented offense in my life. I feel sick right now seriously. That one pained my soul.

  1196. PJH July 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Sucked it up big time? If Mo’s catcher could have made a simple throw to third the run doesnt score. Plain and simple.

  1197. gutlessmo July 1st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Mo is very much responsible for losing this game (as responsible as that dolt Melky). The guy chokes nearly every time he comes into a tie ballgame. He needs the cushion/crutch of having a lead…..

  1198. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    “So why does Gardner bunt in the first but Melky doesn’t in in the 9th?

    I don’t understand this strategy.”

    Exactly. You either play small ball or you don’t. Melky’s hitting nothing for the season. A bunt was expected. I was calling for a steal and then a bunt to third.. something crazy. Unfortunetly something really stupid happened… Joe Girardi.

  1199. Steve July 1st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Please send Melky somewhere else. Please.

  1200. TGFizeek July 1st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Nick in SF
    July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm
    That whole thing was just sad, sad, sad.

    Melky.

    This is all Nick’s fault, him and his stanky Got Melky? shirt.
    We should fire Nick

  1201. Overreactionary Yankees Fan July 1st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    “So, what “genius moves” should Cashman have made this offseason then, hm?”

    He should have traded Matsui to the Giants for THREETS, the Yankees need a power LHP! And signed Barry Bonds for LF! And traded Melky+Kennedy for Santana!

  1202. MELKY IS DEAD July 1st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Melky needs to fall off a cliff.

  1203. ERâ„¢ (The Last Yankee Fanâ„¢) July 1st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Would it surprise you if we were to get swept by Texas,
    then by the Sux ?

    Eight-game losing streak, here it comes.

    Prepare yourselves. I have.

  1204. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Sabathia, Santana, Harden, Cy Young, Peavey, Clemens at 24 could’ve pitched tonight and we still lose 3-2, THIS OFFENSE IS A JOKE ! I’m officially on the trade Melky Cabrera wagon to send a message to the damn lineup

  1205. gambler July 1st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    The Original ‘V’ July 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Stop killing Melky. He is a good player and he should have hit there.

    I am just laughing at you to keep from bashing you.

  1206. Rishi July 1st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    why ph for gardner and not melky – he has not had a hit since gas prices were less than $3!!!

  1207. yankeenate July 1st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    c’mon Pete, you gotta light Girardi up tonight if you get a chance to interview him. press him…press him as to what in the world he is thinking out there. he might be the only person (including Melky) who thought he should be hitting in that spot.

  1208. YankeeJosh July 1st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Melky’s at bat was not a situation to pinch hit Jeter in. Runner on first, Jeter just as easily could have GIDP. You bunt Melky there to get AG to Second, then take your chances with Damon and then Jeter pinch hitting for Gardner.

    If you did pinch hit for Melky, it’d have to be with Molina or Moeller. You want to save Jeter for the Gardner at bat. With Damon at DH, the outfield options were limited for the Yanks if they had tied the game. Damon would have had to move to Left, and we’d have lost the DH. Best move there imo was to either let AG run and steal second or bunt Melky.

  1209. Jeff NJ July 1st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Robertson was a real bright spot tonight. In general, the pitching has been outstanding. The offense is clearing slumping, but I’ll continue to believe they will turn it around. I will say this though, as a Torre supporter, I am not overly impressed with Joe G. It would be nice if some of you who bashed Torre and said Girardi was so much better could admit that maybe that was not accurate.

  1210. Ouch! July 1st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    What surprises me is that the press has been fairly tame with this team, while throwing fire and brimstone at the Mets. This team deserves to be crucified by the media, starting with Girardi. I hope we start seeing some of the NY dailies calling for someone’s head in this organization.

  1211. daver July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Unbelievable.

    Big mistake by Joe to let Melky swing away and not bunt.

  1212. TL July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Send Melky to A ball.

  1213. PJH July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    If Melky is pinch hit for and you tie the game, who cares who plays center field. Id rather have to answer that question than to lose in the 9th.

  1214. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Girardi better wake up and start taking Posada out of the game after the 6th inning of close games. I can not take this BS where everyone and there grandma is running on him. It is pathetic. Also I really do not understand why that piece of garbage Melky is on such a long leach? Only 10 year veterans making alot of money get as long a leash as he has been given. Get him out of here. He doesn’t even deserve to be on this team let alone the starting CF. Tomorrow better be Damon LF, Gardner CF. Gardner doesn’t have a hit yet but he has great at bat and works the pitcher Melky doesn’t know what working the pitcher means. He is a dreadful hitter and completely lost. Only something bad was going to happen when you let him swing away there. Jeter should of hit for him or make him bunt.

  1215. The Original 'V' (no, not the 13 year old troll) July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    “rconn23
    July 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    “Stop killing Melky. He is a good player and he should have hit there.”

    No he’s not, and NO, he shouldn’t have!”

    Look, I get there’s a lot of idiotic comments going on, but did you -really- think that comment was serious?

    No wonder this troll keeps at it. The posters here are idiots.

  1216. Martin July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Melky. Wow. This team would be doing a lot better if we had a front office that was willing to fess up to their mistakes. I am flummoxed by their love affair with the guy batting ninth tonight.

  1217. Frank Discussion July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Not to jump on the anti-Melky bandwagon, but a pinch-hitter was called for in that situation. Another questionable move by Girardi.

  1218. yankeenate July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    excellent call on saving jeter for the gardner AB…oh wait a minute, Gardner never came up in the 9th!

  1219. Benauno July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Girardi will Not get the pass on this one…

    I agree completely with an earlier post.

    How can you Bunt in the first inning, and not Bunt in the 9th.

    I know we all second guess managers, but I can now say with complete clarity, I have never seen a manager manage a MLB team this way…..

  1220. S.A.- No pain..no gain! I still believe in this team July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I blame Farnsworth for today.
    Yes, we didn’t see him today and he had no part in this loss..but I just find it easier to blame him for something.
    :P

    I need some vodka

  1221. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    There’s where I’ll say Torre had it over Girardi. He knew when to have someone pinch hit for someone else and he knew when to call for small ball.

    I think I might throw up. If Hank doesn’t come out and flip out on this team I think I’m done with baseball for the season. There’s no excuse for the garbage we’ve had to watch.

  1222. Gerald S July 1st, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    We may be staring at an 8 game losing streak here.

    We make the Texas pitching look good. Last in the game in every stat.

    What is Boston going to do?

  1223. Guiseppe Franco July 1st, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    While I’m no fan of Melky, they couldn’t have pinch-hit for him there because there are no other outfielders on the bench.

    Melky had to bat. There was no choice.

    That said, he should have bunted WB over since he hasn’t smalled a hit in about two months.

  1224. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    No way this lost was on Mo you fool. This falls on the freaking pathetic offense that the yankees have.

    If the yankees don’t have that powerful offense they can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye.

  1225. TL July 1st, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    “I’m officially on the trade Melky Cabrera wagon to send a message to the damn lineup”

    For what, another POS?

  1226. ZaWheelZ July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    just seems weird he would bunt gardner in the 1st inning and he wouldn’t bunt Melky in the 9th.

  1227. YankeeJosh July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    yankeenate

    Pete’s off tonight. It all falls on Brian Heyman.

  1228. ron ron July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    cashman has totally ruined this team the past 5 years. he had nothing at all to do with 96-01, that’s all watson and stick michael. and now we have the oldest team in the league with an overrated farm system.

  1229. Ari July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    With every post game highlight, I just get angrier and angrier…I feel like this time is always 1 play away from winning and Melky is the guy coming to bat at the time that play is needed.

  1230. risp says July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    i rushed home for that? a first batter walk, a milky double play. who did we make look like cy young today? unbeleiveable

  1231. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    WOW anyone on here complaining is a fair weather dumb$%^ fan
    LAST YEAR WE WERE MUCH WORSE OFF
    the offense will pick up
    i cant beleive most of the people on this board; after every yankee loss the comments in here would make you think the sky is falling
    just chill out, stop whining and enjoy tommorrows game
    things will get better

  1232. Melky Hater July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    my brother just burned his melky tshirt to ashes literally

  1233. Gerald S July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Would it kill AG to steal 2nd in the 9th?

  1234. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Is this really the kind of cesspool you want this blog to be, Pete? Quantity over quality? I don’t get it.

  1235. Nick in SF July 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    TGFizeek,

    Melky saved a run when I had the shirt on. After that… not so much.

    Maybe I need to wear a stanky Girardi shirt and he’ll manage better.

    I’ll take my share of blame for this one too.

  1236. rconn23 July 1st, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    “No wonder this troll keeps at it. The posters here are idiots.”

    Whatever, dude. I’ll be glad to compare IQs with you. It’s not my fault several people post under your name.

  1237. Dean July 1st, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    alternate ending…

    Melky “spoiled melk (coulda had Santana)” Cabrera bunts, as it’s his only way not to extend his 0 for 1000 streak.

    Damon knocks a single through the middle. Steals 2nd with Jeter up.

    Jeter works a walk with 1B open.

    Abreu singles to right Damon beats the throw and the Yankees win.

  1238. Bubbles July 1st, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    “WOW anyone on here complaining is a fair weather dumb$%^ fan
    LAST YEAR WE WERE MUCH WORSE OFF”

    IT’S NOT LAST YR!!! THIS IS NOT THE SAME TEAM!! OPEN YOUR EYES!!

  1239. Ken July 1st, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Girardi is a clown. Please put the best line up on the field. I thought he was smarter than this. Terrible.

  1240. ellen July 1st, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Not the momentum we need going into the Boston series this weekend. Maybe they can stop the slide tomorrow.

  1241. BUZZ July 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Why is Alberto up in the bigs for pinch run? why dont we have christians at least he can steal a base there

  1242. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    It would be nice if some of you who bashed Torre and said Girardi was so much better could admit that maybe that was not accurate.

    Jose Vizcaino, Scott Proctor and Tanyon Sturtze send thier regards. And seriously the Dodgers are no better the problem here s guys just can’t hit. They just can’t.

  1243. TAG July 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    The Rays keep rolling and this band of losers keep losing.

    Jorge couldn’t throw my grandmother out stealing.Evryone knows his shoulder is shot(that includes the opposing teams)so why is he behind the plate turning singles into triples?

    How does Joe “Torre” Girardi not bunt ” 0 for a thousand” Melky in the ninth?

    Whats that I hear not to far away? Yes it’s the fat lady loosening up her vocal chords for the final curtain.

  1244. The Original 'V' July 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Can we lay off of Melky? It’s not his fault Girardi let him swing away.

  1245. YankeeVIP July 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    i am trying to hold on hope for the season.. but games like this are killing me.

    this offense shows no heart or passion.. everyone just goes hitting ground balls .. and it seems like nobody cares.

    they are sitting on their fat contracts and just stopped caring

  1246. G. Love July 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    This team as presently constituted is definitely done.

    We’ve seen enough of them to notice patterns and know which players are capable of what.

    Yeah, Girardi just F’d up huge and had Melky not bunt, but before that there were plenty of mediocre pitches/pitchers to hit tonight and we did NOTHING.

    The experiment has failed. The team Cashman put together is not a good team. The reserves don’t challenge the starters. The starters play below expectations and look okay with it.

    What I’ll never understand is why he signed all the win now players this off season if he was committed to youth, but clearly it was to trick us all into spending our money thinking if the big names were brought back, we would win.

    They were brought back for box office, not winning a championship. There were holes and steps that needed to be made to make this team a championship team this year and I think we were conned into buying into the farm as the missing link.

    It’s like The Producers bringing back Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick to sell tickets. I feel that’s all Arod, Mo, Posada were brought back for.

    At this point, we won’t win. We’re a 3rd place team that needs a heart transplant and soon.

    We don’t need all stars. We need players. Right now, we don’t have them.

    I actually think by the end of this month we are going to be sellers for the first time in a long time.

    Abreu, Farnsworth, Giambi, Damon very well may be in their final months as Yankees if they are willing to waive their no trades…and why wouldn’t they? It’s only going to get worse here.

    I think I need to book a trip to Europe for October since I don’t think I will be watching any baseball.

    This is sad.

    On the bright side, Robertson looked good and Joba is developing.

    I can’t believe I’m talking about the Yankees like this, but it’s honestly how I feel.

  1247. BBB July 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Jeff NJ, I will admit it, although I was never a Torre basher, just wanted a change, Girardi has fallen short of my expectations and seems to make more unwise decisions than smart ones. Right now I am really missing Torre, although I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

  1248. AD July 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Joe G has a lot of faith in his players. He trusted Robertson after 30+ pitches in the 7th and the kid came through like a champ; the kid now has a lot of confidence for next time. I think joe was hoping Melky would come thru with a hit and get some confidence back…it’s a long season. What can you do? Jeter leads the team in GIDP. I have to admit that the Yanks don’t look remotely like a playoff team at the moment.

  1249. mark July 1st, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    If Melky is pinch hit for if we tied the game who plays center

    Good question.

    This will probably be the first series with the Red Sox that I couldn’t care less about.

  1250. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    We aren’t fair weather fans my friend. You have to open your eyes and see that the Devil Rays are playing very good baseball. There are no more freebie games in the Al east. Most if not all the teams have improved.

  1251. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 1st, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Jeter works a walk with 1B open

    Please he would have hit into a DP

  1252. yankeenate July 1st, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    so…who do i root for tomorrow night? Boston or Tampa bay? i just can’t bring myself to root for Boston.

    thanks yankeejosh….got get ‘em Bryan H.

  1253. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Do you people seriously think that this offense will only score 1,2, oe 3 runs per game for the rest of the season.
    The offense will get hot, it’s just a matter of time.
    The terrible offenseive performance has overshadowed some really good starting work and bullpen work.

  1254. Martin July 1st, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Why would you save Jeter to hit for Gardner instead of Cabrera who couldn’t hit a kickball? If the lineup turned over to Gardner, odds are the game is at least tied at that point?

  1255. is it that time? July 1st, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    i take it, its ok to whine, now?

  1256. Melky Hater July 1st, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    MELKY IS THE WORST CENTER FIELDER IN NEW YORK HISTORY…..POSSIBLY THE WORST BASEBALL PLAYER IN HISTORY….I HOPE YOU FALL INTO THE HUDSON ON YOUR WAY HOME MELKY…YOU COST THIS TEAM LEFT AND RIGHT….I RATHER PINCH HIT HIM WITH MUSSINA THEN SEE HIM DOUBLE UP…IVE TOLD SO MANY PEOPLE FOR SO LONG THAT HE SUCKS WHEN ALL THEY SAID WAS NO NO HES GOT POWER HE CAN DEVELOP….WELL LOOKS LIKE I WAS RIGHT AND THEY WERE ALL WRONG

  1257. no name July 1st, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    people forget Melk can’t bunt

  1258. TL July 1st, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    FLip flop JC and Melky Mendoza

  1259. Paulio July 1st, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I am in shock.

  1260. Ummm...... July 1st, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Here’s what needs to happen…

    1) Bench Melky. You’re not going to bring him down to AAA but he needs to ride the pine.

    2) Sign Bonds. I don’t care what anybody says, he’s a better alternative at DH anyway that you look at it. Don’t give me he’s terrible because his OBP was simply due to pitching around. When he was able to hit the ball, he hit it hard. This also gives an alternative if Gardner continues to put up 0′s by putting Damon in CF and Bonds in LF.

    How much better does the lineup look?

    Damon LF
    Jeter SS
    Abreu RF
    A-Rod 3B
    Bonds DH
    Giambi 1B
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Gardner CF

  1261. free candy July 1st, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Texas bullpen faces 1 above the minimum (infield single) in the 7th 8th and 9th combind. This team is an absolute joke they couldn’t get a hit in the last 3 innings. The hitting is a joke. Our manager is a joke. Why the fu(k would you let melky hit when he is 0 for his last billion in a perfect bunting situation. Are you asleep an ape would know what to do there. Not to mention melky hits about 150 from the right side alone. This team blows. This game was the final straw for me. I am not watching tomorrow nights game and just looking at the score in the paper. First game I will have missed in nearly 4 years. Usually this club is exciting. What I see from them now is just a bunch of mother f’in chokers. Seriously besides jasons walkoff I cannot remember one clutch hit we have all year. Last 3 times month has come in in a tie he has given up a run. I have absolutly had it with these fu(ks. Does anyone fu(king care anymore. If paul o’neal saw this team he would beat someones a** in the locker room after the game. First person would be joe. This team is taking a turn downhill and they have ever since girardi was sent in here. Maybe in 4 years they will be mediocore and maybe fans will stop going and I can afford a ticket. Right now I have just about had it though. The last 5 games they have let up 0 runs, 2,3,2,3 and they have only won 2 out of the 5. Are you fu(king kidding me. Hello does anyone want to hit. We are facing the worst pitching staff in the entire MLB (literally check the numbers)
    Ok that was a good rant, seriously though the last 3 games, that is the worst baseball I have seen a yankee team play in a longggg time. Maybe back to 04 in august when they were throwing games away.
    I know ill be back at 7 tomorrow night to watch em again, they are addictive. But right now they are hard to watch. Even if melky hit a walkoff home run, it still would have been a bittersweet win. The team needs to fu(king wake up, a playoff spot is not reserved for the yankees every year

  1262. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Is it me or does Girardi look like a deer in headlights being the manager? I can’t believe that they are asking why Joba can’t find the plate a week after the manager made him throw 114 pitches in a 8-0 game. Another great move by this moron manager.

  1263. Yankee Trader July 1st, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Everyone-How would sending melky down send a message to the rest of the team, loaded with overbloated contracts?

    Players don’t know how to bunt, or play “small ball.”

    Agree that Molina should come in as defensive replacement, even though he probably needed a day off, especially since it could have gone extra innings.

    Come late July, who on the team can REALISTICALLY be traded?
    Abreu? Maybe Damon, but owed another 13 M, certainly not Giambi, unless we eat a major portion of contract, Mussina, unless he has a no trade, Pettitte can’t be traded, Melky will bring little. Only Cano might fetch something. Thoughts??

  1264. no name July 1st, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    see you at the club tonight i’m buying “melk says”

  1265. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Cashman: Please DFA Melky the Trashman.

  1266. is it that time? July 1st, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    hey Dan!

    By the time this offense heats up, the rays will be celebrating their WS victory parade.

  1267. Steve July 1st, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    With Oroles wins and Yankees lost, the odds to get into playoff get more slim.
    Pathetic team and poor fans.

    BTW, is A-rod a professional baseball player or not? Is he no self-control of personal life? What’s wrong with him?

  1268. Frank Discussion July 1st, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Easy enough to point the finger at Melky, but there is plenty of blame to go around. A floundering offense, Posada’s dead arm, blundering management…

    On a positive note, Veras has really looked impressive as of late and I hope Cano can continue his (albeit slow) upwards trend.

  1269. Ari July 1st, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Dan, I am not fairweather fan…last year, at this time, the Yankees started their run. Also, another point, Joe Torre led last years team back from a terrible start and, for all intents and purposes, was fired after last year. Also, everything Torre did last year made sense. As a fan, when you watched a game last year that they lost, you could look past it because you understood. Girardi is just making decisions that make absolutely no sense.

  1270. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    You root for the Devil Rays if you want to make the playoffs. It looks like we are going to have to battle the redsox for the wildcard spot.

  1271. Ouch! July 1st, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    G.Love, you bring the voice of reason to this blog. We are all very frustrated, but I definetely share your feelings.

  1272. risp says July 1st, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    true dan…. but this is very hard to watch… they teases us with 6 runs per game then is like they are on vacation. I guess thats why i love this game. You never know what is going to happen

  1273. TL July 1st, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    This is all Kim Mattingly’s fault. See U Next Tuesday.

    Keep it up Joe and Donnie will put her in a drunk tan, bring the kids to the city, and take over the job.

  1274. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Joe Torre was a clueless stupid manager. It makes no difference if he was here.

  1275. TAG July 1st, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I think what pisses me off the most is that when I watch this team play there is absolutely NO PASSION during the game.

    I watch Jeter fail time and time again in a big spot and he casually walks back to the dugout and sits down like a perfect gentleman.I’m sorry but his “cool Cat” persona doesn’t play well when you are batting under .270 and you have the power of a girl scout.

    If he is unwilling to be a true captain then he needs to turn it over to somene wo will call this team out when necessary and is willing to kick a cooler once and a while.

    I hate the Red Sucks more than anything in my life but Varitek is a true leader and captain and I wish he was our captain through these trying times.I like to go over to the boston papers to see what is going on and Varitek is constantly quoting in the papers on the state of the Red Sox.

  1276. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    I don’t care what kind of confidence Girardi was trying to show in Melky. He is now what 0 for this last 20??!!! Dreadful and hitting like a pitcher. Joba probably would of had a better at bat there then he did. They can not continue to let him hit play everyday and hit .220 with zero power and be totally useless. He is soo over matched it is not even funny. So he can catch the ball in CF big deal so can anyone in the minors. A.Jackson can catch the ball also if you put him in CF.

  1277. Dan July 1st, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    People, its a long season; we know what this team is capable of, now we get to see if they can live up to their expectations and actually score some f-n runs.
    All we can do is stop whining like its the end of the world and just enjoy the remainder of the season.

  1278. lil' m July 1st, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    It remains the offense – except for a good stretch in June, that’s been the story. Some of them hit, some don’t, but as a group, RISP continues to kill them. The types of pitching that can shut them down is so varied (lefties, rookies, pitchers with losing records or ERAs over 5, pitchers they haven’t seen before, soft tossers and junkballers, anyone who hasn’t won a Cy Young) that it would almost be easier to list kinds they can hit.

    On the positive side, the pitching: Joba struggled a lot and didn’t last long, but only gave up two runs. One can see the rapid progress as a starter even when he hits bumps in the road. Can’t wait to see how he fares against the Red Sox on Sunday night. Also loving the way they’re giving the young arms up from the minors real chances to prove themselves. That’s the best thing about this season (Joba, Edwar, Robertson, Giese, et al., Ohlendorf when he gets right). That, the amazing resurgence of Moose, and (tonight notwithstanding) the once and future king, Mo. No idea if they’ll make the postseason or not (not has the lead at the moment), but the direction the organization is headed in is good.

  1279. risp says July 1st, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    lol dan yes its is long i know what it does to me i can imigine what some of theses guys go threw

  1280. Matt July 1st, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Stop talking about who plays center of Jeter pinch hits. Who cares?

    IF YOU DON’T SCORE, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO PLAYS CENTER!

    Inexcusable tonight. Melky is terrible, and you let him hit? He’s hitting .198 vs. LHP, and he GIDP in the 9th inning down a 1 run. That is so dumb even an 8 year old knew better.

    Posada behind the plate is inexcusable in the 9th. Take him out if Kinsler gets on for Molina. Molina would have thrown out Kinsler at 3rd with a better throw.

    Girardi gave away this game. Terrible. But not only that, we didn’t score more than 2 runs against the worst pitching in baseball. Disgraceful. Embarrassing. Pathetic. Pitiful. No words are strong enough to describe what we’re seeing right now

  1281. samuel July 1st, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    So now Arod is cheating on his wife with Madonna, of all people? Ugh…

  1282. ZaWheelZ July 1st, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    in the post game girardi said, he didn’t have melky bunt because of the lefty’s that were coming up.

    i mean damon and abreu are major league hitters, they should be able to make contact and hit a lefty??

    girardi is overmanaging with all the stats, etc..

    baseball 101

  1283. Eugie July 1st, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Joe Torre was a clueless stupid manager. It makes no difference if he was here.

    Post season every year he’s been here and half that being trips to the WS. I wish Girardi was as “clueless” and “stupid” as him.

  1284. Clueless Joe Jr. July 1st, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Tomorrow I will rest Arod. Melky will bat cleanup.

  1285. CaptainsCorner July 1st, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Mo said “I tried my best so I don’t regret my pitches”…Ummm how about concentrating in a tied game from now on.

  1286. Yankee Trader July 1st, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    As of last week when we were 41-35 we were averaging 9.3 hits and 4.62 runs per game. [709 hits and 351 runs]
    Our pithcing ERA was 4.10. To me that doesn’t leave much room for error, especially if you add this weeks stats.

    Let’s face it, we’re a .500 at best, maybe worse since we’re playing in the Eastern division.

  1287. Chris (save Jose Tabata!) July 1st, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I sense a big game by Gardner tomorrow. Hopefully Ponson doesn’t suck too bad and Melky sits.

  1288. YankeesTech July 1st, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Eugie, I bet the players didn’t have anything to do with that right ? rolls eyes.

  1289. TL July 1st, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    The Tigers weren’t afraid to demote Dontrelle Willis, who actually had success in the game. Melky needs to go to A ball. The planets aligned correctly and he got his shot in ’06 but he has not improved a wink in four years. Let’s trade him for a lot of non-Maple bats. It would show the fan base they will get rid of non-performers and still care about their safety.

  1290. Yankee Trader July 1st, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Matt-statistically Texas has the worst ERA in AL, but leads the AL in BA and runs. They are a .500 team because of their pitching, and with our all star lineup, we can’t hit.

    Trade for Ray Durham an old 2nd baseman who will be FA, who can be had for a song, and send Cano down to the minors.

    Trade Melky to the Marlins, who are looking for a cf’er for lefty Scott Olsen. Might take a Yankee minor leaguer to sweeten the pot.Put Butler in center, or pick up a Jim Edmonds or Mike Cameron type for the rest of the year when they are DFA’d

    Trade Mussina back to the Orioles with another minor league prospect for George Sherrill, a lefty.

    Shop Abreu for position prospects.

    Shop Farnsworth to a team needing a closer, maybe back to Detroit.

    Wait till next year, when we can get younger.

  1291. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 2nd, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Younger.Have you looked at this farm system.There all 20 year olds who have the bodies of CArl Pavano.Seriously how many are coming off Tommy John.

    It’s good to have young players.But we are not the RAys we don’t have 5 years to wait.Cash needs to be better at free agent pitchers so we can win and get younger.

    Trade time.

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