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Game 96: Athletics at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 18, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (50-45)
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Richie Sexson 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Melky Cabrera CF
Jose Molina C
Brett Gardner LF
Mike Mussina RHP

Greg Smith (5-7, 3.43) has never faced any of the New York hitters.

Mike Mussina (11-6, 3.61) vs. the Oakland hitters.

Notes: Thanks to Kevin Devaney for calling in the lineup. … Not exactly a fearsome 5 through 9 for the Yankees, is it? … The Yankees are 2-1 against Oakland this season. … Oakland, despite selling off most of its usable parts, is six games out of first in the AL West and has a better record (51-44) than the Yankees. … The Moose is 17-10, 3.82 against the Athletics in his career. He is seeking career win No. 262.

ROSTER MOVE: LHP Billy Traber was optioned back to AAA Scranton. To make room for Sexson on the 40-man roster, RHP Phil Hughes was placed on the 60-day disabled list. That is retroactive to when he first went on, by the way.

NUMEROLOGY: Richie Sexson will wear No. 39. Putting him in such fine company as Chris Britton, Craig Wilson and Shawn Chacon.

Back later with updates.

UPDATE, 5:42 p.m.: Johnny Damon is back with the Yankees and will workout with them during the homestand. He hopes to take BP in a few days. No firm date on his return. Chien-Ming Wang is in the house, too.

UPDATE, 7:31 p.m.: Welcome to the Yankees, Richie Sexson. He just had a two-out RBI single, which is fairly unusual for the pinstripes. Brian Cashman, genius.

UPDATE, 7:36 p.m.: Forget a lefty reliever, the Yankees need a new third base coach. Now that he’s not around, you appreciate how good Larry Bowa was making those decisions.

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Hey, look, Robinson Cano showed up. The Yankees very badly need him to hit the rest of the way if they are to have any shot of making the playoffs. He’s off to a great start tonight, going 2 for 2 with a three-run homer.

UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Meacham caught a break there. Jeter was out by five feet if Suzuki catches the ball cleanly. Why send him with A-Rod coming up? This is something they need to address.

Meanwhile the Yankees are a stunning 4 for 6 with RISP.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Hideki Matsui was examined today and no decision was made, at least none that they told the media. He’s going to rest for two more days and be examined again on Monday. The Yankees will see if Matsui can come back before giving into surgery. The surgery is such that he can have it in September or October and be fine for spring training.

UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: The Moose has somehow allowed nine hits and only one run over five innings. Not walking anybody is how you do that.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: If you’re a believer in good omens, tonight is one. They’re hitting for power, hitting in the clutch, playing good defense and getting good pitching.

UPDATE, 9:41 p.m.: Two big-time innings there by Dave Robertson and Edwar Ramirez. Amazing how the bullpen has flourished since Joba became a starter.

 
 

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690 Responses to “Game 96: Athletics at Yankees”

  1. Guy Incognito July 18th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    See you in section 8!

  2. Global Warming July 18th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Sexson batting #5?

    Is that a joke?

  3. Mr. Dobalina, Mr. Bob Dobalina July 18th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    The Big Sexy is going to go 4-4 with 2 home runs tongiht. Its Sexy time in the BX!!!

  4. Laura - Not ready to give up just yet! July 18th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Sexson batting in front of Cano will be good because they will walk Sexson to get to Cano and then Robbie is going to make them pay!

    Or they will pitch to Sexson and he’ll strike out. Can go either way! LOL!

  5. Al from BK July 18th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Against a lefty I don’t think 5 is atrocious for Sexson.

  6. Chris July 18th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    what in gods name is this lineup….posada batting cleanup….he hasnt hit a homerun since 2007?

  7. Matt July 18th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    where is giambi?

  8. Al from BK July 18th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    “The Big Sexy is going to go 4-4 with 2 home runs tongiht. Its Sexy time in the BX!!!”

    I lol’d. He’s bringing sexy back.

  9. migames July 18th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    can someone call roberto kelly and find out if he wants to play LF?

  10. AeroFANatic July 18th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    where is giambi?

    Riding the pine, because he hits .229 off lefties.

  11. Al from BK July 18th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Is A-rod in Girardi’s dog house why is he not cleaning up.

  12. letter10 July 18th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    wow…i guess when your offense is struggling you take some chances. that said i did pick up Greg Smith on my fantasy team for tonight. I think we are going to see a low scoring game. let’s hope the moose can shut them down.

  13. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I am a little curious as to why Jorge is DHing over Jason…but hopefully we’ll win an it won’t matter.

  14. saucY July 18th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    funny things i noticed while watching the thunder/seadogs game last night:

    the announcers were talking about Ortiz making his rehab appearances in Portland ME and in Pawtuckett. the main part of the conversation involved the great meals he would have in both cities (2 lb lobsters and italian food)

    the other thing was how similar the Sea Dogs logo was to the Sea Monkeys logo….

  15. Laura - Not ready to give up just yet! July 18th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I know how we love to complain about the lineups on this blog. My only issue with this one is that I would have batted Gardner lead off and moved everyone else down a spot. The kid has speed. If he can get on base, someone will eventually drive him in. Well…someone is supposed to drive him in. That hasn’t been working out too well this season, but that’s all going to change in the second half. If we believe it, it will happen.

  16. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    “Sexson batting #5?”

    Well, I really don’t agree with Giambi losing ABs. He and Posada have both been crap lately, but still…

  17. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I am a little curious as to why Jorge is DHing over Jason…but hopefully we’ll win an it won’t matter.,/i>

    lefty on the mound.

  18. Yankee Lover July 18th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    This is what I dislike about Giradi. No sense of urgency. Giambi should be in the lineup. This lefty is not a high end elite lefty, and I doubt he`ll pitch 9 innings. The last three hitters, cabrera, molina and Gardner are weak.
    He should have caught Posada and let Giambi DH. Molina is great defensively, but Oakland doesnt run much

  19. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    “If he can get on base, someone will eventually drive him in. ”

    Well, he hasn’t shown much ability to get on base thus far.

  20. The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I look foward to putting a hitting clinic on tonight….and shaking my hips and making the ladies go crazy. Thing just got a whole lot Sexier in the Bronx. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez might be sexy to some, I am The Big Sexy. I plan on breaking a few ladies hearts tonight after I put on a hitting display.

  21. Eugie July 18th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    “where is giambi?”

    Randy Johnson is pitching.

  22. gayle July 18th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    rebecca Jorge because he is a switch hitter

  23. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    “This is what I dislike about Giradi. No sense of urgency.”

    I suspect that the decision is more about keeping Moose throwing to Molina than about not feeling any urgency to win.

  24. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Did Justin Christian get sent down?

  25. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Well I hope maybe the ASG inspired the Ynkees at least a little…

  26. Al from BK July 18th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    “The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I look foward to putting a hitting clinic on tonight….and shaking my hips and making the ladies go crazy. Thing just got a whole lot Sexier in the Bronx. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez might be sexy to some, I am The Big Sexy. I plan on breaking a few ladies hearts tonight after I put on a hitting display.”

    LMAO.

  27. mark - Play Moeller! Yankees can win it all with the players they have. July 18th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    My second half of season’s resolution is to stay away from this blog as much as possible since I’m really tired of reading comments from posters who think they know more about baseball than the baseball experts and drone on like spoiled brats.

    Go Yankees!!!

  28. Brock July 18th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    In my opinion, Giambi should still be in the lineup at DH over Posada even with a lefty on the mound.

    Giambi isn’t that bad against lefties (definitely no worse than Melky getting to hit righty against them)

    This lineup sucks. It will likely be another 2-run night.

  29. The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Brett Gardner is not Sexy…..and he isnt a good baseball player either.

  30. zach July 18th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    traber was optioned to aaa and hughes was moved to the 60 day dl

  31. Laura - Not ready to give up just yet! July 18th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    The key to this second half is Melky, Cano and Abreu. If these guys get their acts together, we’ll be fine.

  32. Tank July 18th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    We will crush Blanton tonight. Sexon has 5 RBIs.

  33. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    “We will crush Blanton tonight. Sexon has 5 RBIs.”

    That will be tough, since Blanton is no longer on the A’s.

  34. Brock July 18th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    The Yanks are facing a lefty they’ve never faced before. That is usually a recipe for disaster with this team.

  35. KB July 18th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Not only do they want to keep Molina catching Mussina, but tomorrow is a day game and Jorge would not catch a day game after night game. With a righty going tomorrow, it makes sense to save Jorge’s catch day for tomorrow. This actually makes sense. The only other decision would be to sit Posada outright if he wanted to get Giambi in the lineup, which is a less attractive option.

  36. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    “We will crush Blanton tonight. Sexon has 5 RBIs.”

    That will be tough, since Blanton is no longer on the A’s.”

    lol

    Quick – after the game hop a flight to Philly and kick his A$$

  37. Uh oh !!!!!! ...... July 18th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....ny_fi.html

  38. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    The Big Sexy
    July 18th, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    I look foward to putting a hitting clinic on tonight….and shaking my hips and making the ladies go crazy. Thing just got a whole lot Sexier in the Bronx. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez might be sexy to some, I am The Big Sexy. I plan on breaking a few ladies hearts tonight after I put on a hitting display.

    Just swing your sh** at the baseball w/ RISP. :lol:

  39. The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I was just looking in the mirror and Jean Claude Van Damme Im Sexy.

  40. Al from BK July 18th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Mark- Define “experts” do you mean overpaid ESPN morons who think because they have been associated with the game that their opinion is law.

  41. sfill July 18th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I really do not like how the lineup changes constantly- Yes I know Damon (and hideki) are hurt but, by moving up everyone else, doesn’t that defeat the ‘cleanup’ spot for Arod now that is he third? I just do not like the constant change of the lineup – there is no consistancy there. And I sure hope Sexson performs well tonight batting 5th. Wasn’t he like the strike-out king lately?

  42. Jorge Steinbrenner July 18th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    “This is what I dislike about Giradi. No sense of urgency.”

    It’s July the 18th. Would you mind explaining what the uber-sense of urgency is to win tonight?

    If the Yankees miss the playoffs this year, and the Mets make it, I wonder how many supposed “fans” on the site will sport Met hats next year.

  43. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I hope the Yankees score more than three runs tonight…

  44. Blargh July 18th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Blanton’s pitching on the 22nd
    Hmm…Yankees face Slowey that night….Slowey throws right-handed…bingo! Have Sexson bat against Blanton on the 22nd.

  45. Al from BK July 18th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Jorge- i think it will take more than a Mets playoff berth to turn most Yanks fan into Mets fans. The ones who do should be ashamed.

  46. RustyJohn July 18th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Sexson is going to look really tall in pinstripes. Prediction- Sexson 1 for 3 with a double, 1 rbi, 1 K.

  47. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    “Yes I know Damon (and hideki) are hurt but, by moving up everyone else, doesn’t that defeat the ‘cleanup’ spot for Arod now that is he third?”

    so they should put a crappy hitter first just so A-Rod can bat fourth?

    i would have put Giambi in the lineup over Posada, but other than that, this lineup is exactly how it should be.

    no Melky leading off. no Gardner leading off.

    put your best hitters at the top of the lineup.

  48. stuart July 18th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    how can this lineup succeed they only have about 5 multi zillionaires in it.

    jeter, abreu, arod, posada,all make at least $13 mill a yr… Can’t they get a few hits????

    Giambi is that well paid guy who cannot field, cannot run, and cannot hit against lefties… More of the underachieving billionaire club the yanks have…. sexson stinks but he may be no worse then what cano has shown this yr..Cano’s BA with the bases loaded is mind boggling bad, I think it is under 100, he is as clutch as his teammates…

  49. Lancer July 18th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Girardi is beginning to tick me off with the way he continues to bench Giambi against lefties.

    While I don’t mind Sexson getting a shot to see if he can help us against lefties, it should not be at the expense of Giambi. He’s been benched about 3 out of the last 6 or 7 games. He has to be playing more often, it doesn’t matter what he’s hitting against lefties, he always has quality AB’s and still maintains a high OBP against them.

    Also, Moose has got to get used to Jorge catching him. We can’t have Molina in the lineup every 5th day besides for the days that Posada gets a rest.

  50. The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Rebecca, I will make sure of that. Im going to dirve in 4 runs, score 3 and then Im going to score with 3 chicks after the game. So Sexy

  51. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I’d say 1 for 4 w/ a single, RBI and 1 R

  52. Andrew July 18th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    The real question: will The Big Sexy be an improvement over Wilson “Buffet Table” Betemit?

  53. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    “Quick – after the game hop a flight to Philly and kick his A$$”

    That’s a hilarious picture. In the 9th inning of the Phils game, the Yankees come running in from the street, screaming for Blanton-blood. They dive into the dugout, chasing him out onto the field while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley look on, completely baffled. Big Sexy and Farnsworth catch the poor guy right by the mound…JRoll starts in to help, but then realizes that he barely knows Blanton, and is scared of Giambi’s powerful lip-ferret. The Phillies fans throw batteries, but at a nearby santa claus just because they’re confused and angry.

    Meanwhile, ARod and Jeter carry Melky off the field on their shoulders, as he has managed to rip Joe’s jersey from his pasty, farmer-tanned body. The team parades off the field, leaving confusion in their wake…along with Sidney Ponson, who is trying to get Shane Victorino’s phone number. He’s been hammered the entire time, you see, and thinks he’s out clubbing in Texas.

  54. The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Im too sexy for this blog

  55. Dennis July 18th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    “Greg Smith (5-7, 3.43) has never faced any of the New York hitters” from previous experiences of lefties we never faced I smell 8 shut out inning from another bum.

  56. Charles July 18th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Are you guys serious? Look at the lineup more carefully. Gardner is batting 9th and everyone else moved up one spot without Damon in the lineup. What this essentially means is that Garder IS batting leadoff the second time through the lineup but that he gets one less at bat during the course of the game (presumably). Smart move by Joe.

    Plus Giambi hasn’t hit lefties well. Posada can switch at DH and then catch tomorrow’s day game and Molina can stick with Moose. I agree, Melky, Molina, and Gardner is a sad 7-8-9 but what do you want him to do?

  57. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Lancer: Really Would you rather have the Moose that won 11 games all year last year with posada catching, or the Moose that’s already won 11 games before the ASB with Molina catching?

  58. wood is good July 18th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Just something cool looking: If you go to eBay and plug in

    2008 All Star press pin

    you’ll see what the media got to wear — I like! Actual infield dirt inside the pin. I assume Pete got one too….

    Dang, they’re going for a lot of dough.

  59. TIME 4 JETER 2 RETIRE July 18th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    The yankees will not make the postseason.

  60. E July 18th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Why isn’t Gardner leading off and everyone else bumped down a spot like usual?

  61. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    “Why isn’t Gardner leading off and everyone else bumped down a spot like usual?”

    How is that “like usual”?

    They haven’t done that for several games, because Gardner wasn’t getting on base really at all.

  62. JohnC July 18th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    “The yankees will not make the postseason.”

    Yes they will.

  63. Shame Spencer July 18th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    arod should be cleaning up, id almost rather have jorgie batting third if you really didnt know where to put him. those 5-9 guys look like hell to be honest. who do you fear in the bottom half? robbie???

    i hope one of those guys steps it up but if i had a lineup it would be one of these:

    gardner gardner
    jeter jeter
    abreu abreu
    arod arod
    sexson jorge
    cano sexson
    jorge molina
    melky cano
    molina melky

    id rather have some bats at the bottom of the order rather than have cano, molina, melk, and gardner all swining at first pitch balls.

  64. mark - Play Moeller! Yankees can win it all with the players they have. July 18th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Mark- Define “experts” do you mean overpaid ESPN morons who think because they have been associated with the game that their opinion is law.

    Never them. I mean the experts who make the baseball decisions on who hits where in the lineup, on who joins the team and who doesn’t. The people sitting with the best information. The ones paid to make baseball decisions every day of their lives. The ones who know all the ins and outs and things the fan couldn’t possibly have information about.

    Here’s how I look at it. The people in the organization make the best decisions they can based on everything they know and the rest is up to the team.

    So coming here to read everyone’s assaches about what they like and what they don’t like, acting like they actually know what’s best for the team, is pretty tiresome since they really don’t know. It’s even worse when the team is struggling since they DEFINITELY think they have the best answers then and wig out daily.

  65. Laura - Not ready to give up just yet! July 18th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Are you guys listening to the Fan? What Kim and Chris are missing (in bemoaning that the Yankees don’t work the counts anymore) is that teams have gotten hip to the Yankees and are now throwing more first pitch strikes. It’s hard to work the count when you’re down 0-2.

    I think that this doesn’t get discussed enough when talking about the Yankees offensive problems. Part of it is that the pitchers are doing a better job of controlling the at bat. Yes, some hitters still swing at bad pitches (I’m talking about you, Robbie!). It’s a combination of the two.

  66. David July 18th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Jeter was a better leadoff hitter than Damon, and it looks like Girargi wants to start with a righty, then continue to alternate as much as possible. A-Rod to #3 makes sense to, since he can run well and is the best hitter on the team. Let a slugger sit in the 4 hole (giambi, posada, BONDS!)

    If George was still in charge, Bonds would be in pinstripes (for $380K) and the Yankees could stop worrying about shoddy offense. If you could have Sexon or Barry at the same price, who will help your team more? With the number of ‘roiders already on the team, how would Bonds be any different (other than the fact that he can still hit in the cllutch)?

  67. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    ““Why isn’t Gardner leading off and everyone else bumped down a spot like usual?”

    How is that “like usual”?”

    Why isn’t Christian playing against a LHP? If he isn’t playing tonight he really shouldn’t be on the team, no?

  68. David July 18th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Pete,

    Why isn’t Posada catching? Can we expect him back there at all this season?

  69. saucY July 18th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    “Why isn’t Christian playing against a LHP? If he isn’t playing tonight he really shouldn’t be on the team, no?”

    i wondered the same thing. i guess they’re looking at gardner as Damon’s replacement for LF and Justin as simply the 4th outfielder, for the time being…

  70. Lancer July 18th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Rebecca: Do you really buy into the Molina factor that much? I can understand a pitcher being comfortable with a catcher, but to think that’s the differenc between him winning 11 games last year and having 11 wins by the ASB is going a bit far.

    If the offense would be doing well all around, I obviously wouldn’t have to big a deal with it. But with the immense struggles to score runs we can’t afford the added automatic outs anymore.

    That’s just my $0.02

  71. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    “Why isn’t Posada catching? Can we expect him back there at all this season?”

    Day game tomorrow, so he was going to DH either today or tomorrow. Moose and Molina work well together.

  72. E July 18th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Fair enough. I guess by “usual” I meant having Jeter bat 2nd, Abreu 3rd, Arod 4th, etc. But the poor OBP is good justification for having him bat 9th.

  73. Patrick â„¢ July 18th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Looking at this lineup reminds me why the Yankees are barely above .500 this season. You’ve got Rodriguez and Giambi performing up to their career numbers and everyone else is a bad hitter or underachieving.

    Jeter, Abreu and Cano are all doing worse then they should. Melky is doing worse then he should but he’s also not shown that he’s a great hitter. Gardner is a rookie and is struggling. Molina isn’t a very good hitter. Sexson isn’t good anymore. Posada has been injured for a long period this season and he’s not performing like he should be offensively. Then you’ve got Damon and Matsui on the shelf.

    So basically this lineup has one guy that is playing like we expect him to (A-rod). Its hard to win unless Jeter, Cano, Abreu and Posada start hitting like they should be.

  74. nyyfaninlaaland July 18th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Rebecca – might you be giving Molina just a bit too much credit for Moose’s turnaround? I’ve always heard Moose attribute it to health, not Jose.

    That said, Jorge is gonna need to be handled carefully for the rest of this year, and as pointed out, with a day game tomorrow, he was not going to catch one of these, so this is the right slot for Molina.

  75. Adam July 18th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Hey,

    I read how some people are opposed to ARod not batting in the cleanup spot.

    Look at it this way, with a VERY weak 7-8-9 wouldn’t you want our best hitter to possibly get an extra AB?

    Also, I know Molina is catching because Moose is on the mount, but I want Posada to start getting behind there everyday now. Sitting him as much as he has been has made him look rusty behind the plate.

  76. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    “NUMEROLOGY: Richie Sexson will wear No. 39. Putting him in such fine company as Chris Britton, Craig Wilson and Shawn Chacon. ”

    I was kind of hoping for 21!

    With Sexson’s charging of the mound earlier this year, I guess Chacon is a logical choice though.

  77. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    “is that teams have gotten hip to the Yankees and are now throwing more first pitch strikes. It’s hard to work the count when you’re down 0-2.”

    Is this actually true, or is this just your perception? I mean, the pitcher’s goal is ALWAYS to throw quality first-pitch strikes. So, the only thing that would be indicative of your point would be if pitchers were just laying it in there early in the count and expecting the Yanks to just take pitches. If they’re throwing quality first-pitch strikes consistently…that’s just good pitching.

  78. E July 18th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    “Why isn’t Posada catching? Can we expect him back there at all this season?”

    Also, it is hard to bench a guy that can gun down runners the way Molina can, even despite his hitting woes.

  79. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Dave: Posada isn’t catching because Mussina is pitching.

  80. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    “Also, I know Molina is catching because Moose is on the mount, but I want Posada to start getting behind there everyday now.”

    As many have said, it’s because he was going to not-catch one of today or tomorrow. Day game after night game. That’s how it is with catchers. If Moeller’s behind the plate tomorrow, then worry.

  81. Lancer July 18th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    “Why isn’t Christian playing against a LHP? If he isn’t playing tonight he really shouldn’t be on the team, no?”

    Every team needs a fourth outfielder. With Damon and Matsui down he’s our only option.

    Why he doesn’t start over Gardner vs. lefties may bebecause Gardner has hit better than him vs. lefties in the minors.

  82. Wave Your Hat July 18th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Actually, catching Molina tonight makes sense. Smith has been real tough on lefties, and there’s a day game tomorrow so Posada wouldn’t catch both games anyway. If Posada can only start one, tomorrow makes more sense for him to catch.

    Sunday’s lineup will be a better clue as to Girardi’s thinking about catcher and DH.

  83. john habyan July 18th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    so now giambi’s a platoon player!
    top ten in the league in ops platooning. unbelievable.

  84. #9 July 18th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    “Richie Sexson will wear No. 39.”

    Hey – that’s Strawberry’s number!!!

    Oh – the humanity!!

  85. Jorge Steinbrenner July 18th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    “Jorge- i think it will take more than a Mets playoff berth to turn most Yanks fan into Mets fans. The ones who do should be ashamed.”

    I still despise every kid who threw out their Yanks cap in ’86 and began wearing a Mets cap. Even in middle school, I stuck by my bloated, overpaid Yankee teams.

    Sexson’s definitely an upgrade over Betemit, and that’s honestly what we needed. I also hope he does fare better than Craig “I left my career in Pittsburgh” Wilson.

  86. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Lancer and nyyfan: I don’t think Molina is the only reason Moose has turned it around this season, but I think he is one of the reasons, and a larger one than people realize.

  87. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    “Why he doesn’t start over Gardner vs. lefties may bebecause Gardner has hit better than him vs. lefties in the minors.”

    Oh sure! Get all complicated and analytical on me!!!

    /sarcasm – i didn’t realize that!

  88. JT July 18th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Jorge should catching, Giambi should be DH-ing, and Gardner should be leading off. Abreu hits best in the 3-hole. Jeter hits best in the 2-hole. Has Girardi not noticed the Yankees issue has been offense? Are the A’s a speedy team? Molina does not have to catch every game.

  89. Patrick â„¢ July 18th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    “so now giambi’s a platoon player!
    top ten in the league in ops platooning. unbelievable.”

    I don’t think you can say he’s a platoon player because he’s not in the lineup for one day..

    If he is continuously benched vs lefties then you’d have a point but we haven’t seen that yet.

  90. john habyan July 18th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    he’s been benched vs a left about 4 times in the past 10 games.

  91. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Relax about Giambi sitting tonight.

    Girardi’s no fool.

    He knows Giambi needs an extra day or 2 after the break to sober back up.

  92. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    “Richie Sexson will wear No. 39.”

    Hey – that’s Strawberry’s number!!!

    PICK ANOTHER NUMBER :evil:

  93. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Yankees Classics is replaying the Opening Day game from 1998 and I’m all like “where did all our runs go?”

  94. Bronx Jeers July 18th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Posada never catches on Fri nights. I have tix for all the Fri games.

    sexson is # 39! Damn, 1 number less and I could have broken out my Ed Whitson jersey!

    strawberry was 39.

  95. Lancer July 18th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    “I don’t think Molina is the only reason Moose has turned it around this season, but I think he is one of the reasons, and a larger one than people realize.”

    Rebecca: Like I said before, I can understand that it may help him but it’s something we’ll have to sacrifice because we need to score runs.

    Our single worst problem this year has surprisingly been our inability to score runs, not the pitching.

    Check this out: The Yankees have scored two or fewer runs 33 times so far this season. That’s 35 percent of the games.
    They’ve also been shutout 7 times already, which is just one time less than all of last season.

    The problem is staring us straight in the eye, it’s our inability to score a few runs that is flat out killing us.

    Therefore, even if you say that Molina makes Moose a better pitcher, I still find it necessary to sacrifice that in the interest of an upgrade in the lineup.

  96. E July 18th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    “He knows Giambi needs an extra day or 2 after the break to sober back up.”

    That’s hilarious and true.

  97. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    How dare he soil Straw :evil:

    (j/k)

  98. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    ““Richie Sexson will wear No. 39.”

    Hey – that’s Strawberry’s number!!!

    PICK ANOTHER NUMBER :evil:

    Is Sexson saying he’s 3 times better than A-Rod?!?! BOOOOO!

    btw – Big G might be recovering from the break – did you see that pic of him and his good friend JD on deadspin?

  99. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    “Yankees Classics is replaying the Opening Day game from 1998 and I’m all like “where did all our runs go?””

    I guess all the runs left with Tino, Strawberry, Brosious, and Girardi. I guess the only one that’s currently available is Girardi.

  100. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Lancer: I agree that not scoring runs is killing us this year, but I’m just saying I like Molina catching Moose.

    With Andy or Sidney or Joba, I like Posada.

  101. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    he’s been benched vs a left about 4 times in the past 10 games.

    3 times. he played against Lester.

    and that’s a little misleading since 1 of those games was in an NL park and Moose was pitching. so it had to be Molina catching. that left Posada or Giambi at 1B, and he went with Posada. not a big deal.

  102. Rubin-Get Holliday and Duchsherer July 18th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Problem, where is Giambi? You do not replace Giambi with someone who cant hit the ball if his life depended on it. I understand hes batting 344 against lefties, but he is very undependable. When Oakland relieves Smith with a rightie, and Sexson is up to bat, if Giambi doesnt come in to pinch hit, im calling for Girardi to be fired, and Cashman to be on the prowl for Duchsherer and Holliday as thats the only way he’ll get a new contract in the off season.

  103. J. Crew July 18th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Sexson will strike out in his first at bat.

  104. hmmm (the original) July 18th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Pete, this site is getting worse and worse. Sometimes only your post will load but nothing below the advertisement. Need to refresh multiple times.

  105. David July 18th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Right, I understand what they are doing with Molina/Mussina, but Posada wasn’t catching any days leading into the break, so I’m pretty concerned. I’d certainly like to see him behind the plate tomorrow. He goes from a well-above average catcher to a mediocre/easilly replaceable guy at 1b.

  106. Yankee Lover July 18th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    can someone tell me where you can get the stats of each hitters splits (vs Righty/lefty)?

  107. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    “Duchsherer”

    You’re kidding, right? Duch has an unsustainably low BABiP, so he’s likely to have quite the correction soon.

  108. Lancer July 18th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    “I agree that not scoring runs is killing us this year, but I’m just saying I like Molina catching Moose.”

    I understand that you like Molina more than paired Posada when paired up with Moose. But the question is what’s more important; the fact that we’ll have a better chance of scoring runs without Molina in the lineup, or that Moose may pitch better.

    It’s a question of weighing the pros against the cons, and in this case I think the need for more offense wins.

  109. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    “im calling for Girardi to be fired, and Cashman to be on the prowl for Duchsherer and Holliday as thats the only way he’ll get a new contract in the off season.”

    well, if Rubin from the internet is calling for it, i am sure Hank will get right on it.

    after all, firing your manager over 1 AB makes a ton of sense and i am sure that he will totally agree with you.

  110. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    “an someone tell me where you can get the stats of each hitters splits”

    baseball-reference.com has basically every stat you’d want.

  111. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    “Pete, this site is getting worse and worse. Sometimes only your post will load but nothing below the advertisement. Need to refresh multiple times.”

    That would be your ISP, not Pete or LoHud. You need to get more bandwidth.

  112. raymagnetic ®™ July 18th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    ” Gardner should be leading off. Abreu hits best in the 3-hole. Jeter hits best in the 2-hole.”

    Why should Gardner lead off when he hasn’t shown he can get on base consistently in the majors?

    There is also no proof that Abreu hits better batting third and Jeter hits better batting 2nd.

    In over 400 games batting leadoff Jeter has an OPS of .868, batting 2nd his OPS is .848 for his career.

    Abreu has hit 3rd most of his career but batting in the 1-6 order in the lineup his OPS is nearly .900. Batting 2nd his OPS is only .870 but that’s still pretty good. One caveat though, he only has 140AB’s batting second in his career so it could be a small sample size.

    Jeter by the way has over 1800 AB’s batting leadoff.

  113. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “I understand that you like Molina more than paired Posada when paired up with Moose. But the question is what’s more important; the fact that we’ll have a better chance of scoring runs without Molina in the lineup, or that Moose may pitch better.”

    As people have said over and over, this is not the only consideration. Posada is NOT going to catch the day game after a night game. Thus, he is going not-catch either tonight or tomorrow.

  114. Lancer July 18th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “im calling for Girardi to be fired, and Cashman to be on the prowl for Duchsherer and Holliday as thats the only way he’ll get a new contract in the off season.”

    How about you throw in Cy Young, a portion of fries and a Diet Pepsi on the side?

  115. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    When Oakland relieves Smith with a rightie, and Sexson is up to bat, if Giambi doesnt come in to pinch hit, im calling for Girardi to be fired, and Cashman to be on the prowl for Duchsherer and Holliday as thats the only way he’ll get a new contract in the off season.

    Here’s a thought, why don’t you let the game start before you begin question late inning moves?

    Halladay is going nowhere.

    Duchsherer…..3 months do not a stud make. Watch this guy in the second half. His arm will probably fall off.

  116. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “hmmm (the original)

    Pete, this site is getting worse and worse. Sometimes only your post will load but nothing below the advertisement. Need to refresh multiple times.”

    WTF?

    if you are going to impersonate someone, it’s rare to see a somewhat benign, semi-helpful comment come of it.

  117. kill.schill(ing) July 18th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    That stubborn SOB Girardi still hasn’t learned his lesson as yet I see.

    He still insists on playing inferior right-handed bats over superior left-handed bats when a south paw pitches and then wonders why the Yankees aren’t scoring runs.

    You play your most productive and prolific hitters, period.

    That lineup may include Sexon or it may not. It certainly means playing Giambi at 1B or using him as DH and putting Posada behind the plate.

    The problem with the above line-up is not Sexon, it’s Molina.

  118. The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I requested the number 69, but they said it would be too provocative and sexy if I wore that number.

  119. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    “That would be your ISP, not Pete or LoHud. You need to get more bandwidth.”

    That doesn’t make any sense. Bandwidth would only be the problem if the site was slow, not not-loading.

    hmmm, are you using any ad-blockers?

  120. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    “When Oakland relieves Smith with a rightie, and Sexson is up to bat, if Giambi doesnt come in to pinch hit, im calling for Girardi to be fired,”

    Well, this will certainly create shockwaves throughout the baseball world.

    Just because a third of the people on the blog fire the manager every night doesn’t mean that YOUR opinion won’t swing the balance.

  121. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    “He still insists on playing inferior right-handed bats over superior left-handed bats when a south paw pitches and then wonders why the Yankees aren’t scoring runs.”

    So, Posada should catch tonight and also tomorrow afternoon? He didn’t even do that when his shoulder was healthy.

  122. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    I hope the Yankees figure out Smith quickly. The Yanks facing a new pictcher for the first time has been a recipe for disaster lately.

  123. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    When Oakland relieves Smith with a rightie, and Sexson is up to bat, if Giambi doesnt come in to pinch hit, im calling for Girardi to be fired, and Cashman to be on the prowl for Duchsherer and Holliday as thats the only way he’ll get a new contract in the off season.

    Here’s a thought, why don’t you let the game start before you begin question late inning moves?

    Halladay is going nowhere.

    Duchsherer…..3 months do not a stud make. Watch this guy in the second half. His arm will probably fall off.

    Ooops, I read your post too qucik and saw Halladay instead of Holliday.

    That actually makes it even dumber.

    Holliday is a Product of Coors field if there ever was one. He’d be a big expensive bust here.

  124. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    “The Yanks facing a new pictcher for the first time has been a recipe for disaster lately.”

    It’s been that way for several years, it seems. Across multiple managers and hitting coaches. No idea what the hell’s going on. Not enough usage of video tape? Too much reliance on video tape? It could be so many different things.

  125. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    “That doesn’t make any sense. Bandwidth would only be the problem if the site was slow, not not-loading.”

    Does too!

    When I am on a slower connection I have this problem.

  126. Lancer July 18th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    “As people have said over and over, this is not the only consideration. Posada is NOT going to catch the day game after a night game. Thus, he is going not-catch either tonight or tomorrow.”

    My arguement isn’t merely for tonight’s game, but rather for the grand strategy of Molina catching Moose overall.

    Tonight may be the right time to give Molina the start behind the dish since Posada won’t catch both tonight and tomorrow, but there’s no way that Sexson should be playing then. Giambi MUST play tonight, I couldn’t care less if it’s against a lefty.

    Do you honestly have more confidence in Sexson than Giambi? There’s no way I do.

    Giambi has good at bats even if he doesn’t hit for average. Also, take a look at his OBP and OPS and you’ll see that it’s still quite high versus lefties because of all his walks.

    Our big problem is the lack of quality AB’s. Playing Sexson over Giambi is just going to make it worse.

  127. JimDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Richie Sexson if you are reading this, please don’t strike out tonight. The fans will not be kind to you.

    Next time you are in the lineup you can strike out 4 times but tonight please don’t strike out even once. Want the fans to like you? Hit a HR in the bleachers in RF.

  128. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Damon will be back, probably to DH, because his arm will be weaker. Time to release Moeller, and let Girardi be the 3rd string catcher!!

  129. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Yeah I get that problem with the site sometimes also, parts of the page don’t load, sometimes the background doesn’t load, etc, and it needs to be refreshed. Seems to be because of the server handling too many requests at the same time.

  130. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    “Giambi has good at bats even if he doesn’t hit for average. Also, take a look at his OBP and OPS and you’ll see that it’s still quite high versus lefties because of all his walks.”

    Oh, I look at OBP and OPS. Trust me. I also see that Sexson’s is better than Giambi’s against lefties. And that Giambi’s been struggling for a couple weeks.

  131. bgonc July 18th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    All im sayin is Hopefully sexson can do something..anything to help this poor lineup that girardi is about to throw out there. the best thing any fan can do when looking at this lineup is not think of how bad half of these players have been hitting!

  132. The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    JimDC…as I said previously, I will put on a hitting clinic tonight.

  133. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    “That lineup may include Sexon or it may not. It certainly means playing Giambi at 1B or using him as DH and putting Posada behind the plate.

    The problem with the above line-up is not Sexon, it’s Molina.”

    yes, what a stubborn SOB who doesn’t use the same catcher day game after a night game.

    never mind that this is baseball 101.

    day game after a night game, you use your backup catcher. Molina is Moose’s catcher, so he flipped the days. what’s the problem?

    but hey, any chance to bash Girardi i guess.

  134. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    “When I am on a slower connection I have this problem.”

    It’s still probably not your lack of bandwidth. It might be your connection quality. A slow-but-reliable connection would load things, but slowly. A poor quality connection (tenuous wireless signal) presents as “slow”, but it’s not really that. It’s that the connections have to re-try a lot. That can cause some of them to randomly fail and this would cause the symptoms the guy is seeing.

    An ad-blocker could exacerbate this, perhaps. I was seeing this for a while and upgraded to FF3 and things got better. Especially this site. It got WAY better.

  135. G. Love July 18th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Anyone else skipping the game tonight for Batman?

  136. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    This series is setting up to be the opposite of the BJ’s series before the break.

    The Jays moved the rotation around so we see Halladay and Burnett (who decided to be good that day) so we were screwed.

    This series we get a scrub b/c of the Blanton trade and face Gallager (will he smash fruit?) fresh off a trade. We need to take advantage!

  137. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    “hmmm, are you using any ad-blockers?”

    you’ll have to ask the guy using my handle.

  138. Joe July 18th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    “Damon will be back, probably to DH, because his arm will be weaker.”

    Is it possible for his arm to get weaker?

  139. The Big Sexy July 18th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Girardi is batting me 5th, how can you hate on that?

  140. kill.schill(ing) July 18th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Exactly, Whozat. Why let Jorge catch two consecutive days?

    Put him behind the dish tonight and Sunday afternoon.

    Molina HAS caught Joba before, after all.

    If the Yankees have difficulty hitting lefties, a manager hardly solves the problem by starting inferior hitters against him.

    A mere .17 points separate Giambi’s OPS against lefties and his OPS against righties. (.903 vs. .920)

    Molina’s OPS stinks against both, but actually is 60 points worse against Lefties.

  141. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Anyone else skipping the game tonight for Batman?

    Ummm, no. I’m not 12. ;)

  142. kill.schill(ing) July 18th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    “But hey any chance to defend the Yankees’ decision-makers, manager or GM, right or wrong, I guess.”

  143. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    This series we get a scrub b/c of the Blanton trade and face Gallager (will he smash fruit?) fresh off a trade. We need to take advantage!

    Some of you people never cease to amaze me.

    Smith is a scrub? Guess you haven’t been following baseball this year.

    I’d rather have faced Blanton than him. We’ve hit Blanton before and we all know the story of the Yankees and lefties they’ve never faced.

  144. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    “Exactly, Whozat. Why let Jorge catch two consecutive days?

    Put him behind the dish tonight and Sunday afternoon.

    Molina HAS caught Joba before, after all. ”

    Sunday is irrelevant. Night game after a day game? No biggie. But, Moose’s performance correlates positively with Molina being behind the dish. If I have to choose between Molina catching Moose or not-Moose, I pick Moose.

  145. Lauren July 18th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    didn’t strawberry wear 39?

  146. Russell W July 18th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    You don’t know if Holliday is a product of Coors field or not.

  147. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    “But hey any chance to defend the Yankees’ decision-makers, manager or GM, right or wrong, I guess.”

    I already said earlier that I don’t really agree with Giambi losing ABs. But, both Giambi and Posada have actually been crap with the bat since the beginning of July. Frankly, it’s kind of a tossup between them right now.

    I also didn’t agree with Gardner leading off. Ever. I also don’t agree with the decision not to look into Bonds, now that Matsui’s out for the year. I also would like to see Miranda up to get some ABs against right-handed pitching. And Chris Britton should be here instead of LaTroy Hawkins. And Girardi should use him, dammit.

    I’d also like Cash to look into Nelson Cruz, who’s destroying AAA over in the Rangers org. They don’t see much in him right now, so you could probably snipe him pretty easy and see if he can provide more useful offense than Justin Christian. I also wouldn’t mind moving Betemit and getting Ryan Freel. He can play anywhere, and with the short bench we have that’d be super valuable.

  148. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Let’s see-Greg Smith stats:
    vs lefties .205
    vs righties .234

    away games ERA 3.86 BA against .214
    night games ERA 3.14 BA against .213
    RISPw/two out ERA 9.64 Well that should improve tonight!!
    Bases loaded ERA 32.40 not misprint.

    Keys to tonights game Mussina gives up 2 runs or less.
    Yankee players who hit lefties better than righties, believe it , are Cano and Abreu.
    We are leading after 6 innings.
    Bullpen saves day when leading after 6 innings with 38-1 record, I believe

  149. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    You don’t know if Holliday is a product of Coors field or not.

    Take a gander at his home/away splits.

  150. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    “You don’t know if Holliday is a product of Coors field or not.”

    Given his large career split between Coors and not-Coors, there’s a lot more evidence for thinking he is than thinking he isn’t.

  151. Russell W July 18th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    “id rather have some bats at the bottom of the order rather than have cano, molina, melk, and gardner all swining at first pitch balls.”

    Gardner and Molina rarely swings at first pitch balls. Melky does because he sucks.

  152. Lancer July 18th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    “Oh, I look at OBP and OPS. Trust me. I also see that Sexson’s is better than Giambi’s against lefties. And that Giambi’s been struggling for a couple weeks.”

    While Sexson’s OPS against lefties may be about 120 points higher, Giambi’s OPS of .903 against lefties is more than respectable (ironically, his OPS vs. righties is a mere 17 points higher).

    Bottom line, you play your best whenever you can, of course if he needs a break it’s best to rest him against a lefty. But Girardi has been benching Giambi against lefties in favor of Betemit (who is absolutely atrocious, especially when batting righty), and now is doing it for Sexson who has only hit lefties well in his 60 something AB’s against them.

  153. NYOC July 18th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Posada not catching again, dont get me wrong, I like Jomo behind the plate but why wont they just come out and say that Posada cant throw to second and needs some time off.

  154. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Oakland doesn’t strike me as a running team, I would rather Posada gets to catch, the players must be itching to get some hits in, Giambi should be in the lineup.

  155. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    You think maybe Girardi also wants to get a look at Sexson in a game right away?

    Gee, that might be part of figuring out how he’s gonna use him.

    I swear, some of you people complain first, think second(if even then).

  156. kill.schill(ing) July 18th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    My last post alluded to hmmm’s post, whozat, not yours.

    Whozat, I would never accuse you lacking a capacity for critical thinking and independent judgment.

    Often time, criticism is the highest form of love.

  157. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    “Some of you people never cease to amaze me.

    Smith is a scrub? Guess you haven’t been following baseball this year.”

    5 W, 7L – Sorry I haven’t broken down video on him but I don’t exactly think we need to start carving his bust for Cooperstown.

    But go ahead Bob – regale me with stories of Greg Smith’s majesty.

  158. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    July 18th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Anyone else skipping the game tonight for Batman?

    Nah, that’s why I saw it last night :-D

  159. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    ““But hey any chance to defend the Yankees’ decision-makers, manager or GM, right or wrong, I guess.””

    read up the thread.

    i already said Giambi should be in the lineup.

    but your comment about Molina is simply off the mark.

    i have no problems criticizing Girardi, but try to get the reasons correct.

    you’re wrong. it’s ok. move on.

  160. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    whozat

    Ryan Freel reinjured hamstring, not back till mid August, but good multipositional utility player.

    Nelson Cruz, a 28 yo righty has 28 homers in 309 AB’s BA .349 OBP .440 Like Liriano they deserve to be playing!!

  161. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    “Whozat, I would never accuse you lacking a capacity for critical thinking and independent judgment.”

    right, except Whozat and i are saying the exact same things in this thread.

  162. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    “Some of you people never cease to amaze me.

    Smith is a scrub? Guess you haven’t been following baseball this year.”

    5 W, 7L – Sorry I haven’t broken down video on him but I don’t exactly think we need to start carving his bust for Cooperstown.

    But go ahead Bob – regale me with stories of Greg Smith’s majesty.

    Someone else just posted his stats from this year.

    But go ahead, keep judging pitchers solely on wins and losses.

    Murray Chass might have a discussion board you can join on his new website if you want to talk baseball with other baseball dinasaurs.

  163. hmmm July 18th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    kill schill, admit it, you missed me ;)

  164. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Glad to see Damon and Wang back with the big club.

  165. Manny Ramirez July 18th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I THREW MY AT BAT AGAINST RIVERA HAHAHAHA!!!

  166. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    “Someone else just posted his stats from this year.

    But go ahead, keep judging pitchers solely on wins and losses.”

    So that is a “no” on the regaling? Wow, I’m crushed.

    Namecalling is a good tactic if you don’t have any argument – good work!

  167. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Let’s get a win tonight..somehow.. :|

  168. Global Warming July 18th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    “5 W, 7L – Sorry I haven’t broken down video on him but I don’t exactly think we need to start carving his bust for Cooperstown.

    But go ahead Bob – regale me with stories of Greg Smith’s majesty.”

    You don’t have to break down video when you actually take a look at his game log. 5 games where he lost within 2 runs. 3.43 ERA in 100+ innings.

    He’s no scrub. Blanton had been garbage this year.

  169. mel July 18th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    If criticism is a form of love, then whozat must love everyone here. :)

    Jeff NJ,

    C’mon, everyone knows that Mussina-Molina. And it’s not terrible considering he’s a good defensive backstop.

    I don’t see any problem sitting Giambi, especially after seeing the pictures from his AS break.

  170. Patrick â„¢ July 18th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Pete, is Wang still in a boot?

  171. LJ July 18th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Smith has received an AL-low 3.1 runs of support per nine innings. You can not just look at his record

  172. Joe July 18th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    “Smith has received an AL-low 3.1 runs of support per nine innings. You can not just look at his record”

    So, tonight could be as long as the all star game. Great.

  173. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Smith is no scrub…he’s got a better ERA than anyone on our starting staff who has pitched enough innings. Plus we’ve never seen him before, he’s a LHP, so pencil in a terrible offensive showing.

  174. Jordan July 18th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    I don’t know about anyone else but I can’t wait to hear what Sterling has come up with for Richie Sexson home runs.

    “Sexson sure lathered that one up!”
    “A sexy shot from Sexson!”

    The possibilities are endless, if we’re lucky, Sterling’s head will explode from all the choices.

  175. LJ July 18th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I agree with Bombshell. It’s probably going to be a long night at the plate. I miss Matsui and Damon

  176. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Fine –

    Smith is the greatest 5-7 pitcher of all time and his 4.5 era in june was just a fluke.

    We are privileged to be on the same field as the crafty cajun.

  177. bgonc July 18th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    does anyone else find it odd how Posada can only hit and not throw because of his shoulder? How is using him as a DH not going to hurt his shoulder anymore?? Correct me if I’m wrong but you need your shoulders for hitting about as much as you do for throwing…if you dont believe me, stand up and go through the motions..or when you hurt your shoulder hit up the batting cages. Bottom line i think Jorge is being abit selfish about playing this year..as much as i love the guy he needs to treat this thing right

  178. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Yankees will not make the playoffs IF:
    Matsui out for the year.
    Damon back but can only DH
    Wang isn’t ready until September
    Mussina’s second half numbers tail off
    Cashman doesn’t trade for a solid righty bat who can play outfield and a 5th starter.
    Farnsworth and Veras have poor second half.
    Rivera blows 3 or more saves.

    With the remaining schedule against >.500 teams, the amount of away games, 9 games against the Angels, and playing in the strongest division, unless some deals are made, the Red Sox are likely to win the east, White Sox or a surging Tiger team in the central, and the Angels are a lock on division, now that Oakland has given up. Wildcard probably from central division.

    It’s time for the Yankees to go out and win every series to finish with 92 or more wins.

  179. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    “I don’t know about anyone else but I can’t wait to hear what Sterling has come up with for Richie Sexson home runs.”

    If Sexon continues his 2008 form he will have LONG time to think about them.

  180. Yankee Lover July 18th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    He will look like Mickey Lolich tonight. We have two negative factors working tonight.
    1 is that Yanks never seen this guy before, so Postgame Girardi can tell us how tough the Smith was, how he changed speeds, and hit spots.
    2 is that we have the three auto outs at the bottom of the limeup

  181. Westerner99 July 18th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Good to see all of the amateur managers are back disagreeing with every little line-up move Girardi makes. Exactly how many of you won Manager of the Year???

    Exactly. Shut up.

  182. mel July 18th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    The lowest run support in the league? Hard to fathom anyone getting less run support than our guys.

    Sexson’s 6’8″. At least a foot taller than Pedroyer. I’d rather not see Dustin standing at first.

  183. mel July 18th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Nice article about James Cooper who’s transitioning in Trenton.

    Is there really a dog who grabs the bat after players get a hit?

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

  184. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    “Bottom line i think Jorge is being abit selfish about playing this year..as much as i love the guy he needs to treat this thing right”

    The Yankees are the ones who decided to let him off the DL. Their doctors are the ones who said swinging won’t hurt the shoulder any more.

    How is that Jorge being selfish?

  185. Yanks fan in Austin July 18th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    bgonc wrote “does anyone else find it odd how Posada can only hit and not throw because of his shoulder?”

    so bgonc, it’s a completely viable theory. turns out i play ball and have a bad shoulder. hurts when i throw, not when i hit. you don’t have to reach over your head in a completely unnatural motion when you hit. you do when you throw.

  186. tim boat July 18th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Ugh. I was really hoping the corresponding move for adding Sexson would have been the departure of Hawkins, but getting rid of Traber is almost as good.

  187. tim boat July 18th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Ugh. I was really hoping the corresponding move for adding Sexson would have been the departure of Hawkins, but getting rid of Traber is almost as good.

  188. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Even though the Yankees haven’t seen this pitcher, Girardi and his coaches should have enough situational statistics against this pitcher at their fingertips, and knowing how his players feel, health wise, should be able to concoct the best lineup to face Smith, and not rely on gut feelings.

  189. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Fine –

    Smith is the greatest 5-7 pitcher of all time and his 4.5 era in june was just a fluke.

    We are privileged to be on the same field as the crafty cajun.

    Keeep spouting your ignorance TKinDC.

    No one here is porclaiming him as any sort of HOF bound stud.

    You were the one who referred to him as a scrub, which he certainly is not.

  190. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    “Ugh. I was really hoping the corresponding move for adding Sexson would have been the departure of Hawkins, but getting rid of Traber is almost as good.”

    Bruney is coming up,
    Damon is coming up,

    There are still some chances to get the right thing done.

  191. YankeesTech July 18th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Note to Future Yankee managers: You will be killed by fans no matter what you do. So continue your daily medication of ignorance

  192. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Keeep porclaiming me a dinasor Bob! Just spppeeeel it write!

  193. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Ok the one thing I do like about this lineup is my man Brett Gardner hitting ninth. He likely gets one less at bat than the leadoff hitter, in this case Jeter. Remember when Soriano first came up, he was the ninth hitter, let him watch the pitchers tendencies for the veterans. I also recall Brosius hitting ninth one season and darn near driving in 100 runs. Now we just need Brett to hit out of his mind so that Cash can hold off trading for a corner guy.

  194. john habyan July 18th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    “The Sexy Beast: Richie Sexes It Up and the Yankees take a 1-0 lead.”

  195. mel July 18th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Anyone here?

  196. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    i’m here mel -

    hey there gorgeous! :)

  197. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Any pregame stuff for Murcer?

  198. mel July 18th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    lol, you must be talking to #39.

  199. Paul July 18th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    A couple of thoughts about signing Sexton. First, he’s only signed through this year, so he isn’t an impediment if the Yanks want to sign Tex. And if he really does turn things around, Tex may not have quite as much of a gun to put to the Yanks’ heads.

    Second, we all need to take a deep breath. This team isn’t making the playoffs unless it starts playing consistently, such as not going 1-3 against Pittsburgh and Toronto after taking 4 straight in well-played games against Boston and Tampa. Unlike the Dynnasty guys of ’96-01, this team simply doesn’t come to the park ready to play day in and day out. And it’s not making the playoffs unless Wang comes back and comes back strong. No personnel moves are going to change either of those facts.

    People can talk about Giambi and his OPS, but you never see him change the mood of a game. Let me give you an example from 1996. Radke threw 7 perfect innings against us and the game was 0-0 going into the bottom of the eighth. It was a classic case of a good pitcher throwing a great game, the kind of game that has killed the Yanks this year. In the bottom of the eighth, O’Neill hit a rope double down the right field line. Then Tino came up and hit one out. Final, 2-0. O’Neill did this lots of other times (game 6 of the ’96 Series, for example, against Maddux). I have never seen Giambi do that, ever, or Arod for that matter, and I watch my share of games. And I don’t count the Aaron Boone game, where Giambi hit a couple of garbage time HRs against Pedro which weren’t part of the rally that tied the score.

  200. Doreen July 18th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    mel -

    Hi! Just “signed on” and scrolled up to see your question about the dog. Yes, indeed, there is a dog who clears the bats from the field! :)

  201. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    “lol, you must be talking to #39.”

    not exactly – i just keep a mirror by my pc!

    (kidding)

  202. gayle July 18th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    anyone want to venture the over under ok how many times cone perfect game gets mentioned tonight

  203. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Doreen,

    Really? What breed? Cooper just called it a tiny dog. Its teeth must be nice and clean.

    TK,

    We all talk to ourselves!

  204. rhoda Weinstein July 18th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t know if anyone has covered this, but where is Michael Kay? He hasn’t covered a game in weeks.

  205. Doreen July 18th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    mel -

    I don’t know the breed, but it’s a medium sized redish-haired dog.

  206. beezr July 18th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    It took me a few clicks to find out that Giambi isn’t that bad against lefties. So why isn’t he playing, Joe? I mean, it’s one thing to say the offense hasn’t been good, it’s another make moves that assure it will stay that way.

  207. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    he was at the AS Game.

    Who cares where he is? Enjoy it while it lasts! lol

  208. Jeff July 18th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    what is the name of the song that mike warms up to before every start when he is throwing his warmup pitches? anyone. He has it every time

  209. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    great start.

  210. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I didn’t realize the former “possible savior of the Yankees according to Mike Francessa” Bronson Arroyo was pitching tonight in the Reds vs. Mets game..

    Oh..to..um..dream… ;)

    Anywho, let’s win this damn game tonight.

  211. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Nice start Moose, please can we not put the offense in a whole.

  212. Jeff July 18th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    double single, grreeeeaaattttt

  213. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Um..Moose..whacha doing

  214. Timmy Lupus July 18th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    I doubt Moose will be very sharp tonight with all the extra rest. We all know what a creature of habit he is. Lets just hope the offense can put some runs up.

  215. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    The My9 curse continues?

  216. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Hey! Richie Sexson isn’t just a DH?

  217. Jeff July 18th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    don’t worry sexson will hit a 10 run home run

  218. Doreen July 18th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Mel

    It’s a golden retriever named Chase.

  219. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Was that a 3-6 put out?

    I’ve heard rumors about this play but this is the first time it has actually occurred with the Yanks in the Giambi era, no?

  220. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    “I didn’t realize the former “possible savior of the Yankees according to Mike Francessa” Bronson Arroyo was pitching tonight in the Reds vs. Mets game..”

    Haha what a bum Mike is. Where was that one ump?

  221. Laura - Ready for a better second half July 18th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Cust is a horrible fielder. He was featured twice on BaseBall Tonight’s first half blooper reel.

  222. pat July 18th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Come on Moose!!

    What breed? Golden Retriever named Chase aka BatDog

  223. Jeff July 18th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    wtf arod, are you in quick sand?

  224. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I couldn’t believe it when I looked this up on Cot’s Contracts earlier today, but Arroyo is the 14th highest paid starting pitcher at $12.5M/yr.

    Unbelievable.

  225. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Doreen & Pat,

    Thnx.

  226. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Horrible D so far. Second half starts just as bad as the first one ended.

  227. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    The way the infielders looked in that inning, I’m surprised Cano didn’t find a way not to get to that last ball.

  228. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Arroyo is getting paid that much? lol

    All right Yankee bats-let’s see what you can do

  229. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Amazing TK, that’s 400,000 a start to suck 75% of the time.

  230. SomeGuy32 July 18th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Nobody noticed that Ross Ohlendorf was #39 this season up until now?

    With these Yankees…. losing an assigned number when you are in the minors seems to be a sign that you wont be coming back up. (Shelley Duncan lost #17…. Chris Britton and Scott Patterson have also seen their earlier numbers reassigned)

  231. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Now watch Sexson strike out with 2 on and 2 outs to end the bottom of the inning.

  232. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Oh wow what a catch

  233. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    First pitch swinging. Never learns.

  234. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    “First pitch swinging. Never learns.”

    Yep, 2,456 hits later and he still hasn’t learned.

  235. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Oy Derek, as the lead off man, you are supposed to, you know, see more than one pitch in your first AB.

  236. Laura - Ready for a better second half July 18th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    A-Rod isn’t wearing his lucky ASG white shoes.

  237. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Come on Alex

  238. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Abreu doesn’t have a clue where Smith is going

  239. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Aww Jorge.

    Now let’s see what Richie can do… (please don’t strike out!)

  240. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Just watch it…

  241. Rubin July 18th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Big spot for Sexson, here. Uh oh, get ready Moose, you’ll be in again in about 2 more strikes.

  242. Little Chip (Release Sexson) July 18th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    He’s gonna strike out

  243. Rubin July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Stunned

  244. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    YES RICHIE SEXSON!

    WELCOME TO THE YANKEES!

  245. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Cool!

  246. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    What a start big sexy

  247. Dan July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    ITS SEXY TIME BABY

  248. Doreen July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Very sexy! :lol:

  249. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Hmm, maybe Cashman isn’t an idiot after all.

  250. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Yay Sexy!

  251. fred from jersey July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    no risk

  252. Little Chip (Release Sexson) July 18th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    wow

  253. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Aight Richie, my bad!

  254. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Nice way to break in with the Yanks.

  255. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Low risk/high reward DFox

  256. Westerner99 July 18th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Where are the folks who were crying about Sexson hitting fifth? Are you in hiding? Love it when some of the idiots on this board are forced to eat crow.

  257. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Wow. The Rookie had the best at bat.

    Welcome to the Bronx, Little Richie.

  258. Confucius July 18th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    OMG! Did someone on our team just get a hit w/ RISP against a LHP? Did my eyes deceive me?

    Might this actually turn out to be *gasp* a good idea??

  259. Laura - Ready for a better second half July 18th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Sexson is looking down on the top of Pena’s head. LOL!

  260. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Nice hit by Robbie. Better throw from RF.

  261. Confucius July 18th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    And it’s contagious!

    Though the rounding third stuff still needs work…

  262. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Crap.

    I don’t blame Meachem. Two outs, A-Rod running, Sweeney needed a perfect throw. Unfortunately, he made one.

  263. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Too bad Big Sexy can’t blog while he’s playing. I loved his comments from earlier in the day.

    None too pleased with Jeter and Jorge, letting the newb off the hook. Especially Jorge, the kid’s all over the map.

  264. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Who cares if he was out? When was the last time a Yankee bowled over the catcher? I seriously cannot remember one. That’s the intensity they need.

  265. Laura - Ready for a better second half July 18th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    At least A-Rod tried to help the guy up.

  266. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 18th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Dammit, why did they send him?

  267. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    And they keep finding ways to not score.

  268. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Damn!

  269. pat July 18th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    RISP is very Sexy!!

  270. Shame Spencer July 18th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    i dont even care that arod is out as long as he does stuff like that.. he looked like tank johnson for a second

  271. Eugie July 18th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    This team is too aggressive. There was no reason to send Arod.. it’s the first freaking inning.

  272. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Can’t blame them. We HAVE been struggling with RISP. Trying to make it count.

  273. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    That was the right play with 2 outs – it took a perfect throw to get ARod.

  274. Em Kay July 18th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Did A-Rod slam into that guy on purpose? It looked like they were about to fight but instead of punching him A-Rod helped him up.

  275. Buzz July 18th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Jeter will never have done that

  276. john habyan July 18th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    damn. suzuki got mashed.

  277. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 18th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Ah well, can’t complain about them being a little aggressive, but thats still a little frustrating.

  278. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 18th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Jorge swinging at the first pitch…MORON !…3rd base coach sending yet another Yankee to be DEAD MEAT at the plate…BIGGER MORON ! DAMMIT !

  279. george July 18th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    yes, Meacham has got to go. that wasn’t even close.

  280. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Oy, come on Moose, strikes get you outs!

    Or not.

  281. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    If this is the beginning of Moose crashing back to earth, we are truly hosed.

  282. Shame Spencer July 18th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    yeah that ball was really only to shallow right i dont quite understand the thinking of sending him but i guess its more entertaining than watching the next batter get an out

  283. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 18th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with them being aggressive, its just frustrating that when the other team needs everything to go right to make the play – they actually execute it.

  284. Confucius July 18th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    “Did A-Rod slam into that guy on purpose?”

    Oh yeah. That was a full-blown tackle. He was trying to knock the ball loose.

  285. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Moose is going to be crushed if the ump doesn’t give him those calls.

  286. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    I wouldn’t have sent A-Rod because it’s so early in the game, but I understand the need to be ultra aggressive. Still, I’d rather have Bowa back.

  287. Timmy Lupus July 18th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    “If this is the beginning of Moose crashing back to earth, we are truly hosed.”

    It’s been 8 Days since the last time the guy pitched, give him a break.

  288. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] July 18th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Man Sexson looks pretty young rite now lol

  289. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    ….

  290. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Hannahan looks like a cutey.

  291. The Vince Black Show July 18th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Paint!

  292. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    “It’s been 8 Days since the last time the guy pitched, give him a break.”

    Not only that, how many of these hits tonight have actually been hit even semi-hard? All their hits were these weak ground balls that managed to get through. Moose looks fine tonight, you can’t do anything about these cheap hits they’re getting.

  293. YankeeVIP July 18th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    i dont really have a problem with meech sending arod there.. but jeez, this guy loves to wave people around..

    amazing

  294. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Perhaps Meacham isn’t scouting these guys. I remember one game, he sent Damon against a guy in RF who had a cannon. How did he not know that the guy had a rifle for an arm?

  295. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I want Kurt Suzuki do well, as long as we win. :)

  296. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    MOOSE!

  297. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Moose striking out the side. Way to go Moose.

  298. Paul July 18th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Rebecca….come back to ‘Cuse and lead the LoHud Baseball Outing at P and C Stadium….Scranton has a 3 game series and Gator will be there Tuesday night…last Tueday of the month…I bet you could get Pete there too….

  299. john habyan July 18th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    i dont know how muss did it but he’s a completely different pitcher this year. it’s a joy to watch him pitch. the last few years, it’s been dreadful to watch him.

  300. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    3 backward K’s?!?

  301. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    “Hannahan looks like a cutey.”

    So is the A’s pitcher. Someone really needs to investigate this “all baseball players are hot” phenomenon.

  302. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Laura,

    Must be some kind of steroid.

  303. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Hello Melky

  304. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    WOW, Melky got a hit!

    He’s good for 2 weeks now!

  305. quentin July 18th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Where are the folks who were crying about Sexson hitting fifth? Are you in hiding? Love it when some of the idiots on this board are forced to eat crow.

    Westerner99 wouldn’t it be great if the idiots were the minority and not the majority? I run a diaper service and want to see if I can contract with lohud to come here on game day and sell some!

  306. mel July 18th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Who’s keeping Cone perfect game count?

  307. Crosetti July 18th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    ¡SEX-ON THE CITY IS HERE!

  308. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Good for A Rod coming into the plate hard. Funny thing is he jumped up to help up Kurt Suzuki but then accidently knocked him down. Then he picked him up.

    Let’s go Gardner!

  309. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    “Must be some kind of steroid.æ

    A legal one apparently.

  310. Eugie July 18th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    So you run us out of an inning by sending Arod but refuse to bunt over melky with the automatic out.. ok I’m confused.

  311. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Rebecca….come back to ‘Cuse and lead the LoHud Baseball Outing at P and C Stadium….Scranton has a 3 game series and Gator will be there Tuesday night…last Tueday of the month…I bet you could get Pete there too….

    Oh, that sounds absolutely wonderful, but I’ve already got plans for the next couple of weeks…

  312. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 18th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    “So is the A’s pitcher. Someone really needs to investigate this “all baseball players are hot” phenomenon.”

    Just steer them clear of Kevin Youkilis and Randy Johnson and a few others when they’re out investigating. :)

  313. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Why are the Yankees swinging early in the count against a pitcher with command issues?

  314. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    …Just as I was about to say something nice about the offense…

  315. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    It’s so rare that Melky is on base. It would be nice to bring him home.

  316. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 18th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Giambi,Mussina and FRansworth have been bad the last 2 years.But are playing good in a contract year.

    What’s sad is if we bring them back they will suck again.

  317. stuart July 18th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Jeter hitting line drives all over the park like usual……

    tell sexson hits with RISP is not the Yankee way….

  318. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    ”Just steer them clear of Kevin Youkilis and Randy Johnson and a few others when they’re out investigating. :)

    Good idea. We don’t want the results to be skewed.

  319. george July 18th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    there’s a difference between being aggressive and insanely throwing away outs. I think that distinction is lost on Meacheam.

    when Meacham waves a runner around, all too often it’s sending the runner on a heroic but suicidal mission, a la the Charge of the Light Brigade.

  320. Timmy Lupus July 18th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    “Giambi,Mussina and FRansworth have been bad the last 2 years.But are playing good in a contract year.”

    Moose with his 15-7, and 3.5 ERA, and Giambi with his 37hr, 113 RBI were bad in 06?”

  321. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    tell sexson hits with RISP is not the Yankee way….

    Don’t you worry. That will be handled appropriately in the Kangaroo Court.

  322. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Evening, folks. Nice to be able to hear the Yankees on the radio driving home. Great start by Ralphie Staxton!

  323. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Now that’s something you don’t see everyday.

  324. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    It’s incredibly painful seeing them get these “hits” that bounce 8 times before they reach the outfield.

  325. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Big Sexy up fourth.

    I smell a grand slam!

    LOL

  326. BBFan July 18th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Hopefully, Yanks will go on a roll starting the second half.

    Our best option seems to be winning the division. With Detroit picking up the play and Minnesota and ChiSox playing well, Wild Card may be more difficult. As well as they played up until now, I do not believe that Rays will make it to the playoffs.

  327. JJ July 18th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Hey Pete 39 was also Strawberry’s Number.

  328. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    So I’m guessing the Mets are never going to lose a game ever again?

    ….Good play by Ellis.

  329. john habyan July 18th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    kennedy and tabata for burnett.

  330. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    An infielder with range!

  331. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    So I’m guessing the Mets are never going to lose a game ever again?

    I can live with that as long as TB never wins another game. lol

  332. Doreen July 18th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Rebecca -

    Isn’t it disgusting? I went to bed last night and they were losing. I woke up and they won. Sigh.

  333. A-nother meaningless homerun by -rod July 18th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Where is Kay??? On vacation? Bahamas??

  334. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, 21 years since Donnie hit HRs in 8 straight?

    I suddenly feel real old.

  335. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I have a feeling the Mets will lose tonight. I mean..they playing against the almighty Bronson Arroyo. :P

    I wonder what happened with Matsui. He was suppose to see the doctor today. I’m not expecting good news, but just wanna hear what’s going on with him. :(

  336. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Local SF Chronicle columnist’s take on the Blanton trade and the general state of the A’s:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.....11OSOJ.DTL

  337. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Doreen: I went to Batman last night–when I got on the line the Mets were losing, by the time I was in the theater they had won the game.

  338. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    **they playing=they are playing

  339. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Whats up fellas!

    Just got back watching THE DARK NIGHT. Its Ritchie with action. The Best comic book movie ever!! Without the sexson scenes. Must see.

    Its that time again.

    Go second half Yankees!!

  340. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    …Richie, please don’t do that.

  341. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Oh, right…this is Richie Sexson.

  342. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    That’s the Sexson we all know. Horrible pitch way out of the strike zone and he puts a weak hack.

  343. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    OMG, he struck out. What a bum. Cashman’s an idiot. ;)

  344. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    “Ralphie Staxton!”

    Nick – you know how much I hate to correct people, but it is actually richie stimpson (you know, like the Sec of War)

  345. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Off the end of the bat?

    Who cares? ROBBY!

  346. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    It’s the hardest thing to understand on this planet. Why does Robinson Cano only show up in the second half? We always know he will, why can’t he just do this in the first half also?

  347. Little Chip (Release Sexson) July 18th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    He struck out why am I not surprised. Well he hits .123 with RISP.

  348. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    ROBBIE!!!!!!!!!

  349. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Nick in SF: “Watch out for Cano tonight. I don’t care if this bum is a lefty or not, Cano is going to start heating up, I’m almost sure of it.”

  350. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Hey.. I do believe that would be the first HR Smith has given up to a lefty. WTG Robbie.

  351. Pedro July 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Sweet! If only he could hit like that in April!

  352. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Robbie!!!!!!!!!!

  353. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    That’s more like it Robbie!

  354. eric in australia July 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    robbie ’2nd half’ cano

  355. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Nick in SF: “However, I’m a little worries that Melky will try to hard to match Cano’s fireworks and end up looking kind of weak.”

  356. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Another 2 out rbi hit? Must be that second half magic kickin in. Yea baby!!

  357. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    ROBBIE!

  358. zellyanks91 July 18th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Cano is going to have a big 2nd half…you can feel it..

    Go Yankees!

    Kevin

  359. canocabrera July 18th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    robbie cano dontcha know!

  360. sunny615 July 18th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Consider me first in line for firing Meacham. Useless bag of skin. Triple Bowa’s salary and get him back.

  361. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    “Hey.. I do believe that would be the first HR Smith has given up to a lefty. WTG Robbie.”

    I can’t believe we have gotten a single hit against the best 5-7 pitcher of all time. Because it was explained to in great detail that Greg Smith is a non-scrub.

  362. Patrick â„¢ July 18th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    I’m not too sure about this Roger Saxon guy yet. He had a nice single but that strikeout was weak.

  363. sunny615 July 18th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    C’mon Moose – 4 more wins and you get your ice cream back.

  364. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    “Useless bag of skin”

    wow.

    just wow.

  365. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    come on Moose..

  366. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Heres to Burnett going 8 shutout innings.

    Layoff Kaiser Sauxzai. He already had a hit worth 160k.

  367. A-nother meaningless homerun by -rod July 18th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    LOOK AT THAT RANGE!!!

  368. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    You know, I thought that was going to be trouble. Glad Melky caught it.’

    What’s the answer to the trivia question? I was in summer camp so I couldn’t watch the PG!

  369. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    The truth is, the Yanks were facing being shut out again before Randolph Saxby stepped up and plated that first run. You can’t put a price tag on early offense.

  370. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Lets hope Moose doesnt revert back to his recent second half runs.

  371. gayle July 18th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    ok so far I count 6 . Also can we just tell cano the month of april has been changed to July? And moose using lots of pitches but looks sharp for extra rest

  372. A-nother meaningless homerun by -rod July 18th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    MIKKKKEYYYY

  373. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    MOOSE! Always love it when our starters have more Ks in a game than innings pitched :-D

  374. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Moose gets out of the inning with another strikeout.

  375. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I think we will all remember where we were the evening that Erubiel Superstition had his first RBI in pinstripes.

  376. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 18th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    “What’s the answer to the trivia question? I was in summer camp so I couldn’t watch the PG!”

    Shhh, that makes me feel old.

    :-P

  377. gayle July 18th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I am guessing chili Davis

  378. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Moooooooooose

    We really would be in deep donkey doodoo without him this season

  379. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Trvia answer is Brosius

  380. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Moose 74 pitches in 4 innings. Needs to go 6.

  381. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    some more runs would be great.

  382. Voice of reason July 18th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Where is Kay??? On vacation? Bahamas??

    ***********************************************
    With any luck he’s on a Pacific no name island on vacation until December.

  383. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Ellis sexson out to end the inning. Moose has 5 sexsons in 4 innings.

  384. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    …You know, I think Brett was safe there. Have to see the replay….yeah, safe.

    Though Brett shouldn’t be taking lessons from Melky.

  385. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    If the bunt was better, he’s on board.

  386. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Melky Gardner

  387. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    he was out

  388. A-nother meaningless homerun by -rod July 18th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Brett can not hit major league pitching.. Time to the Yankees to make a decision on this guy..

  389. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    “If the bunt was better, he’s on board.”

    If he’s not even going to get on by bunting, what good is he?

  390. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    come on Derek

  391. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 18th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Brosius? I think.

  392. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    “Moose 74 pitches in 4 innings. Needs to go 6.”

    Of course it would be nice – but I think we might have a fresh arm or two in the bully.

    btw – did Flash Gardner really slide into first? How can we stop this from ever happening again?

  393. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    walks are fun

  394. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    …I can’t believe they sent him.

    However, I’m not going to complain about the result…

  395. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Lucky, he would have been out easily.

  396. mel July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Wow! These OF got some arms. Way to Bobay.

  397. edgar July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    did the announcer just say the third base coach has been “very impressive this year”???

  398. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    wow….who is this team?

  399. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Nick in SF
    July 18th, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    If the bunt was better, he’s on board

    LOL. And if he could just hit better he would hit .300

  400. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    walks are fun

    Yes. Yes, they are.

  401. YankeeVIP July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    what the !!!!

    i dont care jeter was safe.. there is no reason to send jeter. Meech is the worst 3b coach ever.

    how do you send jeter when he just reached 3b when the cutoff man go the ball… i swear meech has no idea how to coach 3b

    Please Please Please bring willie

  402. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    What’s Randolph up to?

    Think he wants to coach 3rd?

  403. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Im not too excited about Meachums decisions. Better being lucky than good.

  404. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I wasn’t really slamming Brett, the point was, he made it a very close play with his speed even though the bunt itself was mediocre to average. Improve the bunt, no contest. Then it’s a serious weapon.

  405. mel July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    How come Jeter didn’t slide?

  406. Someone Else July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I am souring on Meachem.

  407. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    CHICKS DIG TWO-OUT HITS!

  408. Paul July 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    He didn’t slide, he didn’t barrel into the catcher, he hopped over the catcher…what was that???

  409. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    you can thank arod for jeter not getting nailed at the plate…

  410. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Wow, 6 runs with 2 outs, am I on some sort of drug?

  411. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Two hitting with a runner in scoring position? Outstanding. The bench is much stronger with Sexson and Gardner on the team (even if they are starting tonight)

  412. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    OMG, who is this team? This can’t be the 2008 Yankees.

  413. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Way to sink that layup, ARod.

    A good start to this series :-)

  414. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Lets go King Arthur Saxon!!

  415. Someone Else July 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    “did the announcer just say the third base coach has been “very impressive this year”???”

    “very aggressive this year”

  416. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    “did the announcer just say the third base coach has been “very impressive this year”???”

    No way – he must have said he has been very permissive! Bobby “Green Light” Meacham is clearly living right! :)

  417. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    4/4 with 2 out and RISP?

    Who are these guys, and what have they done with the Yankees?

  418. mel July 18th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Meanwhile, White Sox still batting in the bottom of the 1st. 6-1.

  419. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    stealing is fun too..

  420. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    I’m thinking this is a good time to be playing Oakland, they just traded one of their best starters in a year they have a good record. If management has given up, why shouldn’t the players?

  421. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    “did the announcer just say the third base coach has been “very impressive this year”???”

    No – he said agressive. Meacham has been that,but certainly not impressive!

  422. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Come on Rory Starkson, knock this guy out!

  423. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Meanwhile, White Sox still batting in the bottom of the 1st. 6-1.

    Whoa..

  424. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    I was just thinking ARod should do that.

    The walk makes it less important, but whatevs.

  425. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] July 18th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Sexson looks nerves batting

  426. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    “did the announcer just say the third base coach has been “very impressive this year”???”

    No. He said aggressive. Even the announcers arent stupid enough to say that.

  427. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    anyone else think its weird that richie sexson moved into kim jones’ apartmennt until he can find a place on his own?

  428. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] July 18th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Oakland’s Smith = John Cena?

  429. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Man, Sexy had a God awful year in 2007.

  430. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    I didn’t really mean that Stackson should knock him out with a walk, but that’s ok.

  431. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Nice eye for Sexson!

  432. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Nice AB by sexy

  433. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    “hey just traded one of their best starters in a year they have a good record.”

    You talking about Harden or Blanton? Because Blanton’s been mediocre this year. I kinda wish we were seeing him this series.

    Good debut for Dicklock Sexy. 1-2 with a walk and a RBI? I’ll take it.

  434. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    anyone know when the mercedes summertime event ends?

  435. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks Seattle! :)

  436. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Ha!

    Greg Smith may be the greatest 5-8 pitcher of all time, but even he cannot dare pitch to Ricky Swisher.

  437. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    “I didn’t really mean that Stackson should knock him out with a walk, but that’s ok.”

    Who? Rhineheart Samthorn? Twas a good AB.

  438. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    The TB/TOR game has Burnett going up against Shields. Should be a pitching duel.

  439. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    anyone know when the mercedes summertime event ends?

    The day before the Mercedes Fall Festival starts?

  440. pat July 18th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    “Where is Kay??? On vacation? Bahamas??”

    Vacation in the Hamptons would be my guess.

  441. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    “Dicklock ”

    Watch your mouth Whozat. Kids read this blog. Wouldnt want to see you banned for di–ing around.

  442. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    they are giving away those E350′s…

  443. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    “The TB/TOR game has Burnett going up against Shields. Should be a pitching duel.”

    Until that Yankee game Burnett was REALLY struggling. It could wind up being a drubbing by the Rays, or he may have righted himself.

  444. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Kay is so not a hamptons guy. he is way more jersey shore

  445. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Canò hit that well enough, just in the wrong spot.

  446. Paul July 18th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    mercedes summertime event ends July 31

  447. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    “Watch your mouth Whozat. Kids read this blog. Wouldnt want to see you banned for di–ing around.”

    What? That’s what I call Richard Lockwood Sexson.

  448. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    The timing of the trade hurt us, in theory. We would have seen Blanton and Smith and probably Gallagher, now the Rays miss Duchscherer and get Dallas Braden.

  449. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    “The TB/TOR game has Burnett going up against Shields. Should be a pitching duel.”

    Laura,I hope you know the game has started already. And yes it is a pitching duel. If you didnt know the game has started. Can you give me the winning lottery numbers?

  450. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Paul- thanks! I havent seen the commercial in a few hours and temporarily forgot

  451. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Holy cow!! I just found out that my cable company is doing a special free preview for MLB Extra Innings. I could have been watching this game on TV and HD!!!!

  452. YankeeVIP July 18th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    the players need to step up and say something to girardi about how bad meech is. someone needs to stand up…

    girardi needs to show that its not about “his guys” but about the team… the longer meech stays, to more i lose respect for girardi.

  453. Cody July 18th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    No one has answered yet.

    Does no one really know what’s up with Michael Kay? He called the Home Run Derby at The Stadium, so I figured that’s why he got the one game in Pittsburgh and the Toronto series off, but I figured he’d be back already.

  454. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    ““Dicklock ”

    Watch your mouth Whozat. Kids read this blog. Wouldnt want to see you banned for di–ing around.”

    Not to worry SOS – Whozat must have a firewall that interferes whenever he refers to Phalus Copulationdescendant.

  455. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    “now the Rays miss Duchscherer and get Dallas Braden.”

    At this point, does it really matter what the Rays get? I think by now it should be incredibly clear to people that they aren’t for real.

  456. Paul July 18th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    oh, I get it….my bad…

  457. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Cody-
    Rumor has it YES traded him for Stephen A. Smith

  458. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Oy Moose, I know it was a long inning last inning, but can we please have some outs? Thanks!

  459. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    More importantly, where is SJ44?

  460. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Kay was also in the booth for a couple innings on the ESPN radio broadcast of the AS game.

  461. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    “Vacation in the Hamptons would be my guess.”

    Speaking of Hampton. Who’s been a worse signing. Mike”BRITTAL”Hampton or our very own Mr. Brittal himself?

  462. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    yikes. come on Moose

  463. DFox July 18th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Kay’s fine, he hasn’t been on his radio show this week, he’s just on vacation. He usually takes around this time.

  464. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    “Laura,I hope you know the game has started already. And yes it is a pitching duel. If you didnt know the game has started. Can you give me the winning lottery numbers?”

    04 08 15 16 23 42

    These worked for Hurley.

  465. Someone Else July 18th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Y’know what? Remember when we were wary that Moose wasn’t missing many bats?

  466. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Somebody said that Pavano was throwing batting practice. I was thinking how is that different from when he was pitching in real games?

  467. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Moose seems to be using all the baserunners as a motivational technique. Good thing it’s 6-1.

  468. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Laura, please no Lost references, it’s too painful to think about having to wait until January.

  469. Someone Else July 18th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Zach Greinke getting demolished by the White Sox. Ouch.

  470. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    man that was bad bad bad baserunning

  471. Paul July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    woo ho!!!

  472. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Cody-he’s probably on vacation. He didn’t do his radio show this week either..

  473. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Cody: Who cares where he is.

    Enjoy the games without him while it lasts.

  474. Someone Else July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Y’know what? The two best defensive 2Bs in the AL are in this game…

  475. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    What did Robbie have for breakfast, and where can I get some?

  476. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Nice.
    back to work bats

  477. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I think what else is going to help Sexson is being around winners and people who want to do nothing but win. I doubt he had that atmosphere in SEA.

  478. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Web Gem?

  479. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    CANO!

    wtg Robbie!

  480. Doris From Rego Park July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    robbie is the best defensive player on the yanks by a wide margin

  481. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    “What? That’s what I call Richard Lockwood Sexson.”

    No whozat. I might be dumb. But im not stupid. That would be translated as dickwood Sexson. Watch yourself.

  482. Cody July 18th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Doris-

    Mike & Mike are next for Singleton, they come in a package… only one could hope, at least. Maybe we can trade Cone and his grunting (does anyone else notice this) for Colleen Dominguez (YES does enjoy having somewhat attractive mid-aged women if you haven’t noticed).

  483. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    DP gets Moose out of the inning

  484. mel July 18th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Nice play by Robi.

  485. Stormrider6 July 18th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Mooooooooooooose!

    I love it. Moose was saying he was having a hard time finding an “out” pitch now that his fastball tailed off… So now he just throws any old pitch he wants and no one can guess what’s coming. So now he has four or five “out” pitches, all in different locations with different movement.

  486. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    “Laura, please no Lost references, it’s too painful to think about having to wait until January.”

    Ah, but you have the Yankees to fill that void. Watching the Yankees is just like watching an episode of Lost. You spend the whole time thinking “What the heck just happened”?

    :)

  487. Adam July 18th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Laura,

    What cable service provider do you have?? I wonder if I have free MLB extra innings as well?

  488. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    9 hits in 6 innings, luckily no walks. Is Mussina have anything tonight or is he just lucky, because he’s facing one of the weakest lineups in the AL.

  489. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    “04 08 15 16 23 42

    These worked for Hurley.”

    Scary!! I use 3 of the 6 numbers. 04,08,23. Amazing!!

  490. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] July 18th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Is it me or Jose Molina can’t bat for his life.

  491. Bad Scooter July 18th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    “Jeter has an edge!”

    How many times do we have to see that during one inning break?

  492. pat July 18th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Did Robbie and Melky spend the All-Star break locked in a batting cage?

  493. mel July 18th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Could you be any more lacksidasical on that, Melky? haha

  494. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Melky must have spent the entire break with a bunch of slumpbusters.

  495. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    “What cable service provider do you have?? I wonder if I have free MLB extra innings as well?”

    RCN in Chicago.

  496. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] July 18th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    slumpbusters huh…

    Gardner, Molina, and the Yankee bench should of joined 2

  497. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    pat: If they did, you won’t find any complaints from me.

  498. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Gardner sure does strike out a lot.

  499. Adam July 18th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    OHH Nevermind…I am in the useless area of Maine. Time Warner cable stinks here.

    Melky and Cano decided to join us tonight…WOW!

  500. YankeeVIP July 18th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    btw.. brett gardner needs to go.
    he is overmatched in the majors and i hope all the people who were begging for him in preseason realize these david eckstein type players dont do much in the long run

  501. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    ““What cable service provider do you have?? I wonder if I have free MLB extra innings as well?””

    GREAT CALL – I’m getting free MLB cable too!!!

    But I missed seeing the mediocre Greg Smith pitch, how can I explain that to my children?

  502. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Gardner sure does strike out a lot.

    Give him time he’ll get his feet wet

  503. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Hmm…The Yankees get a lead off double and don’t score, the Mets get a lead off triple and don’t score…I am amused.

  504. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I guess the Gardner replacing Melky arguements are dieing down. Rightfully so.

  505. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    “9 hits in 6 innings, luckily no walks.”

    That’s not luck. 1.34 walks per nine innings this season.

  506. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for the Matsui update Pete.
    I guess we still have to wait and see.

  507. Annie Savoy July 18th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Mike is heading for win number 12 = in retrospect they sure could have used him in the All Star Game.

  508. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Next season, I’m going to have to give this MLB Extra Innings some serious consideration. It’s pretty pricey when you think about it, but if you break it down by game, it’s actually less than $2 a game.

  509. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    btw.. brett gardner needs to go.

    No he doesn’t he’s the type of player you let play through it while you can. It’s his first year not even 20 games yet, let him ball.

  510. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    “Give him time he’ll get his feet wet”

    Brandon, he’s always struck out a lot. It might be time to stop ignoring that. This is the majors…he can’t just wait pitchers out to get walks. They’ll just throw the ball in the zone because they know he can’t really hurt them.

  511. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    “GREAT CALL – I’m getting free MLB cable too!!! ”

    How long is yours available? Mine lasts through the 23rd.

  512. Ron July 18th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    “Give him time he’ll get his feet wet”

    I’m not calling him done yet. But a guy that has contact issues in the minors yet has no power and continues the bad trends in his first taste of the majors doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

  513. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Dammitt!! Hinske just took Burnett deep!! Talk about lightning in a bottle.

  514. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    TB takes the lead.

  515. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    whozat-
    You missed my point on Mussina. Both teams have nine hits but Yankees have 5 walks. Luckily for Mussina he’s only given up 1 run. Is he pitching well tonight or lucky?

  516. Yankees July 18th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Two bad moves by the 3rd base coach.

  517. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    “No he doesn’t he’s the type of player you let play through it while you can.”

    ??? No, you do that with guys that have real upside. EVERYTHING has to break right for Gardner in order for him to be more than a bench player. And that’s just not happening.

  518. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Whozat it looks bleek but I’m telling you the kid has done it, he’s a slow starter but once he gets going he’s a weapon.

  519. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Am I being a bad New Yorker by saying that I hope the Mets lose? Oh, wait – I live in Chicago now. I can say it! I HOPE THE METS LOSE!!!

  520. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Laura – thanks for the tip. I have Time Warner in NYC and I just checked and I have MLB Extra Innings as well.

  521. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    ….Like I said before.

    What did Robbie have for breakfast, and where can I get some?

  522. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    My bad it was Zobrist that went deep.

  523. Timmy Lupus July 18th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    MOOOOOOOOOOOOSE

  524. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    “You missed my point on Mussina. Both teams have nine hits but Yankees have 5 walks. Luckily for Mussina he’s only given up 1 run. Is he pitching well tonight or lucky?”

    Probably a little lucky. They’re not really driving the ball, and he’s giving up NO free baserunners. You can afford to give up a bunch of singles if you don’t walk anyone.

  525. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Rock on Moose!

  526. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    TB plays much better at home.

  527. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Am I being a bad New Yorker by saying that I hope the Mets lose? Oh, wait – I live in Chicago now. I can say it! I HOPE THE METS LOSE!!!

    Well, you’re being a bad Yankee fan if you aren’t rooting for the Mets to lose.

  528. YankeeVIP July 18th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    all the people who though gardner would be the savior of this team should standup and acknowledge their mistake

  529. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    “What did Robbie have for breakfast, and where can I get some?”

    These are related issues? :)

  530. Cody July 18th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Sexson can’t even stand up straight in the dugout.

  531. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    “Whozat it looks bleek but I’m telling you the kid has done it, he’s a slow starter but once he gets going he’s a weapon.”

    No, Brandon…he HASN’T done it. He’s never made great contact. He had a lot of walks in AAA. Against guys with spotty command and middling stuff. Guys in the bigs, when they know you’re only going to hit a single even IF you put the bat on the ball will come right at you, get ahead, and then have good enough stuff to put you away. No pitcher has to respect his bat, so it’s not very likely that he’ll be able to work lots of walks.

  532. Yankee Trader July 18th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Time to showcase Hawkins next inning. Maybe he’ll strike out the side and the Colorado Rockies will want him back in the package we’ll be sending them for Fuentes!!!!

  533. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Has Gardner ever hit over .300 in the minors? Iv said this before and im sticking to it. He is like Podsednick. Amazing speed that never gets a chance to use it.

  534. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    all the people who though gardner would be the savior of this team should standup and acknowledge their mistake

    How many AB this season has Brett had ?, I just want you to post the number.

  535. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Send Moose out for another couple batters! He looks good.

  536. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Well, Laura, the Yankees sort of fill the Lost void. They looked lost for much of the first half but there are hopeful signs for rescue. The Rays are sort of like the mysterious Others. And of course Manny Being Manny is the Smoke Monster.

    And hopefully the Yankees offense will fill the Prison Break void in the second half of the season.

  537. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “whozat-
    You missed my point on Mussina. Both teams have nine hits but Yankees have 5 walks. Luckily for Mussina he’s only given up 1 run. Is he pitching well tonight or lucky?”

    This isn’t a hard question – he is pitching GREAT.

  538. Timmy Lupus July 18th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “all the people who though gardner would be the savior of this team should standup and acknowledge their mistake”

    I don’t think Gardner is a savior, but I can’t totally write the guy off after 39ABs.

  539. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “Laura – thanks for the tip”

    You are welcome.

    The Yankees are playing a really clean game tonight. These are the kind of games that we should get to see on TV.

  540. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Alex!!

  541. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    ALEX!

    You know, I so totally called that in my mind. I just didn’t say it out loud.

    No, seriously ;)

  542. pat July 18th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Opposite field. The ball is flying to right tonight.

  543. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    How many at bats has Gardner had?

    Who knows what will happen with him, but it’s a little early to make any decsion on him.

    Especially when you have Melky “Mendoza” Cabrera playing everyday.

    Lots of rookies get off to slow starts before showing what they got.

  544. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    look a meaningless HR to RF :lol:

  545. Adam July 18th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    How many meaningful home runs has ARod hit this year?

  546. quentin July 18th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Oh no. Mets winning streak in jeopardy. Can’t think of anything that distresses me more.

    :>)

  547. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Who is A-Rod always motioning to in the stands after he hits HRs? Please don’t say Madonna.

  548. gayle July 18th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    must be nationwide have it here in northern jersey time warner aswell

  549. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Who is A-Rod always motioning to in the stands after he hits HRs? Please don’t say Madonna.

    Cher.

  550. pat July 18th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Sexson might have the biggest strike zone in the league.

  551. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    I saw Sexy sitting next to Jeter in the dugout. He caught his DP disease.

  552. S.o.S.27 July 18th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    “You know, I so totally called that in my mind. I just didn’t say it out loud.

    No, seriously”

    That makes two of us. Seriously.

  553. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Richie, you weren’t really supposed to do that, either. Though i guess it wasn’t a strike out.

  554. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Wilkins De La Rosa :D
    6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K’s, 1 HR
    GO/AO 5-6

  555. gayle July 18th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Maybe Melky and Cano had the same little talk during the break they had last year. One can hope so!!!

  556. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    “Who is A-Rod always motioning to in the stands after he hits HRs? Please don’t say Madonna.

    Cher.”

    Funny.

  557. Dan July 18th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    “Who is A-Rod always motioning to in the stands after he hits HRs? Please don’t say Madonna.

    Cher.”

    lol…now thats funny

  558. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I think the point is, it’s not lucky that Mussina hasn’t issued any walks.

    Is there a stat kept anywhere that tells the average number of RBI’s per home run hit? The minimum would be 1.0 and the maximum would be 4.0. I’d like to know what Arod’s would be and where it fits in with the league average.

  559. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    “How many meaningful home runs has ARod hit this year?”

    20.

  560. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Alex used to point to his wife in the stands. Wonder who it was tonight?

  561. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I feel like I am watching twilight zone yankees..
    This has actually been enjoyable so far. :)

  562. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I hope the Angels pounce on the Crock Sox tonight. Maybe Manny will be having another hissy fit and refuse to take the bat off of his shoulders. What a loser.

  563. quentin's diaper service July 18th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Brandon Arroyo doing a nice job for Cincy.

    Anyone playing beat the streak? I already have one in a row!

  564. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16)
    July 18th, 2008 at 4:23 pm
    I’d say 1 for 4 w/ a single, RBI and 1 R

    I’m so the man in this

  565. Brian July 18th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    amazing how A-Rod can always hit one up 5 or down 5

  566. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Nick: It probably exists somewhere and it would be interesting to find out.

  567. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Ok, this Dave guy hasn’t pitched in so long that I didn’t even remember that he was with the team.

  568. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Brandon: He needs one more AB and since the Yanks are home they’ll have to score some more runs for him to get it.

  569. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Alex used to point to his wife in the stands. Wonder who it was tonight?

    That would have to mean his wife would have to be in the stands which cleary through reports she has not.

  570. quentin's diaper service July 18th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Relief can really show what is has when a team has a 6 run lead.

  571. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Uh Oh. Arroyo might go back on Fatcessa’s “He can save the Yankees” list

  572. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    “Brandon Arroyo doing a nice job for Cincy.”

    Is he related to our first baseman?

  573. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    So how many HRs are we thinking A-Rod is going to end up with at the end of the season? I think he’ll have at least 45.

  574. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    What the hell is Mo talking about ?

  575. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I would totally take a class with professor Rivera.

  576. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 18th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Good evening all,

    It’s good to see that Moose is starting off the 2nd half on the right note and the Yanks are hitting with runners in scoring position…

    Go Yanks!!!!

  577. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 18th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    wow, Dave Robertson STRUCK OUT the side….

  578. EY July 18th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Woah that Robertson. Struck the side out.

  579. Cody July 18th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    It wasn’t quite Hawkins who came in and struck out the side, whoever said that, but we’ll take it.

  580. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Holy Dave Robertson!

  581. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Hey, he’s wearing Willie Randolph’s number! How come nobody’s booing him? :P

  582. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I got to say Robertson has been impressing me big time this season.

  583. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Well done David

  584. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Gameday has Robertson’s heater at 92 – (and their gun is slower than most broadcast radars)

    :)

  585. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 18th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    D-Rob is no joke tonight.

  586. fleas (gardner races greyhounds) July 18th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Per The Santana Post:

    Pete why not mention santanas 3.10 ERA and that he is 6th with 116 strikeouts.. nice slant man.. state the facts.

    Santana will hold his own no doubt. But yeah Cashman made such the right move because you are so comfortable now with Kennedy,hughes, cabrera.. don’t give me the BS that they are young and need to grow, look at Bostons kid arms..

  587. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 18th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    does anyone think Scott Patterson will be back before season ends?

  588. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Did you guys hear that Santana was blaming Billy Joel for his rough outing yesterday? LOL!

  589. PAT M. July 18th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Robertson , some serious cheese

  590. stuart July 18th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Robertson another overated yankee farmhand according to this crowd.. the guy is 23 and has good stuff… I am not sai=ying he will be the next Bruce Sutter but he looks like a good arm and looks like he has a future.. Nah trade him and 2 other prospects for impending FA Fuentes..

    the pen needs no outside help now or next yr. they have veras, edwar, robertson, mo, melancon, cox, and others…..

    most pen signings are a waste unless they are the Krod variety…

  591. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    BTW Ohlendorfh 4.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 K’s, PT/S 91-58, GO/AO 5-2

    Juan Miranda hit HR# 7 and a BB

  592. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    This year, A-Rod has averaged 1.45 RBI per HR. Last year he averaged 1.87 RBI per HR.

  593. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 18th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    “I would totally take a class with professor Rivera.”

    I think that cutter that Mo throws can’t be taught-it’s a gift…

    If it could be taught then everyone on the Yankees pitching staff would be throwing it by now…

  594. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    bad swing there Robi, still a good night but that was just cheating yourself.

  595. jennifer- I got your back Girardi-Moose was robbed July 18th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Laura explain please? Shirley you can’t be serious.

  596. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Bombshell: Where did you find that?

  597. PAT M. July 18th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Fleas….You may want to check the ages of the Boston Kids as opposed to the Yankee Kids…..

  598. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Laura-What happened? He was blaming Billy Joel? lol..what?

  599. Voice of reason July 18th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Something tells me that Scott Patterson is a victim of spring training fleeting moments and the flame slowly flickered down.

  600. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Robertson’s the man, everyone knows that. Imagine when it’s Robertson and Melancon pitching ahead of Mo, that pullpen will be outstanding. And you know Melancon for Hawkins may come soon, possibly via dl, not dfa.

  601. quentin's diaper service July 18th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Three more outs and the Mets remember who they really are.

  602. mel July 18th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    …Babs…

  603. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    “Laura-What happened? He was blaming Billy Joel? lol..what?”

    Billy Joel is doing two concerts to celebrate the closing of Shea. Santana couldn’t get in to do his bullpen session. He didn’t say it was Billy Joel’s fault, but he did mention it when explaining why he sucked last night.

  604. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Scott Patterson is on the DL I can’t remember what happened but he has been nearly lights out in AAA RHB are batting .212 against him.

  605. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Rebecca:

    2008: http://www.baseball-reference......;out_type=

    2007: http://www.baseball-reference......;out_type=

  606. Bo knows July 18th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    There is a another stupid Cano at bat. Ball low and outside and he turned it over to second.

  607. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    “Robertson another overated yankee farmhand according to this crowd.”

    Can you give one example of this so that we can bow to your great insight stu?

  608. mel July 18th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Let’s see if Edwar absorbed the lesson from the Jedi master…

  609. sunny615 July 18th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I stand by my Meachum must go post.

  610. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    “Something tells me that Scott Patterson is a victim of spring training fleeting moments and the flame slowly flickered down.”

    He actually went down with pneumonia for a while not too long after he got sent back down to AAA. He’s actually still on the DL.

  611. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Jeff, in case you missed it, the bullpen’s actually pretty good as is right now, outside of Hawkins.

  612. Lefty July 18th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    The stock of LaTroy Hawkins has dropped. Then again, it never was really high.
    He should start thinking about removing items from his locker.

  613. Bad Scooter July 18th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    ha ha @ fleas. He was so counting on Santana being lights out this year so he could come back here and rub it in everybody’s faces about the Yanks not getting him, but it isn’t happening. Too much cash for a pitcher on the decline. For that much he should lead the league in ERA and k’s. Plus pitching in the NL is easier than the AL.

  614. Bob(The Original) July 18th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    TB wins.

  615. jennifer- I got your back Girardi-Moose was robbed July 18th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Laura, that is too funny. I think he still could have played catch, just not off a mound. What a friggin baby.

  616. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    “Robertson another overated yankee farmhand according to this crowd”

    What crowd? Who are you talking about?

    Another stat I’d like, what was the bullpen ERA when Joba was still the setup man and what has it been since be became a starter? I’m saying the bullpen has been better since he left it.

  617. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I had the feeling that’s what Mo was telling Edwar about, just noticing how D-Rob came in and attacked them w/ his fastball Mo pointing saying see what he’s doing he’s saving that pitch, just like that.

  618. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Not that it’s HARD to K Cust, but it looks like Edwar is spotting his FB pretty well.

  619. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 18th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    TB wins.

    damn, wanted them to lose. seriously, now we need Boston to lose tonight.

  620. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Hey, whaddya know, the Mets lost a game!

  621. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Edwar reminds me of this great line that Charles Barkley had about (super skinny) Kerry Kittles when he was with the 76ers.

    “Kerry is so skinny, we don’t fly him to road games, we fax him” :)

  622. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Billy Joel is doing two concerts to celebrate the closing of Shea. Santana couldn’t get in to do his bullpen session. He didn’t say it was Billy Joel’s fault, but he did mention it when explaining why he sucked last night.

    oh…I see.
    But he couldn’t just go someplace else to do his bullpen session?
    Weak in my opinion…

  623. quentin's diaper service July 18th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    AWWWWWW!!!

    Metsies lose.

  624. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Count me among those who is shocked that our bullpen has performed so well this year. Everyone said that our bullpen would be the problem and that our hitting would carry us through. Who knew the reverse would be true?

  625. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    damn that was nasty.

  626. Bad Scooter July 18th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Pete, I see your bashing of Edwar has ended.

  627. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 18th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I had the feeling that’s what Mo was telling Edwar about, just noticing how D-Rob came in and attacked them w/ his fastball Mo pointing saying see what he’s doing he’s saving that pitch, just like that.

    Mo should seriously become a pitching coach when he retires.

  628. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “I stand by my Meachum must go post.”

    Sunny – I’m right next to you!

  629. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “Another stat I’d like, what was the bullpen ERA when Joba was still the setup man and what has it been since be became a starter? I’m saying the bullpen has been better since he left it.”

    BP ERA is kind of a meh stat.

    And part of the reason it’s been better is because things have stabilized…they haven’t had to do things like throw Ohly to the wolves for 50 pitches every three days. They actually HAVE a long reliever now, Traber’s not getting chances anymore, things like that.

  630. Mark July 18th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    The Rays slide is over. They nipped the Jays 2-1.

  631. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I know that young lady, the bullpen has been lights out, which has had the added benefit of shutting up the “Joba should stay in the bullpen crowd”, well that and the Wang injury.

    The pitching in general has been good this year, it’s the hitters with RISP that has killed us. Hopefully Sexson and health will improve that, sometimes just adding a guy or two changes the chemistry for the better. I mean Sexson has got to be pumped being on a contending team, not a team of malcontents controlled by Ichiro with management breaking down the team.

  632. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    “oh…I see.
    But he couldn’t just go someplace else to do his bullpen session?
    Weak in my opinion…”

    Oh, absolutely. You’re telling me he couldn’t find some baseball field somewhere to throw?

    As an aside, how come every other team has 5 lefties in the bullpen and we have none?

  633. Fran July 18th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Glad that the Mets lost. The Mets fans I know were getting on my nerves.

  634. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    TB wins.

    I heard Bill Daughtry coming back from work and he said the Rays and the TB community are nervous, the Rays are scoreboard watching and thier offense is starting to hit long slumps, Longoria supposively is hitting .212 for the last few weeks, Upton has slowed down, Aki has been doing worse…management is going to have to get a RHB for the second half push, they want Holliday but Colorado is asking for David Price… it’s getting sweaty over there.

  635. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Laura: On April 1st, who the heck thought that our bullpen would be our biggest strength?

    It’s like once Joba was moved to the bullpen the rest of the guys (outside of Mo who’s been crazy good all season) said “oh hey look, I could take the 8th from Farnsy if I pitched well” and then Farnsy said “OH NO YOU DON’T THE 8TH iS MINE BEE OTCH!”

    And it worked.

  636. sunny615 July 18th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    hear hear TK

    I just reviewed the Abreu double and Jeter was out by 2 steps. That guy is horrible.

    Sidenote – I guess arod was right about that HR derby messing up his swing – 3 for 3 tonight – I’m happy he didn’t participate.

  637. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 18th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I wonder if Willie and the Big Boss (or the kids) are working something for Willie to come back.

  638. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    The pen definitely hasn’t been the disaster many proclaimed it would be when Joba left..hopefully those boys continue to do well

  639. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    (Bill Daughtry was interviewing a TB beatwriter) ^^^

  640. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    BTW – on the A-Rod HR-RBI ratio, his average this year is 1.45 and the AL average for 2008 is 1.61, so yes, he is below the league norm.

  641. I make the champagne bottles pop...but the Yankees could do it in October (please, I'm dying here) July 18th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    SCORE ANYONE?

  642. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 18th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Meacham is a moron. Bring back Willie Randolph and put him as the 3rd base coach !

  643. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    “I mean Sexson has got to be pumped being on a contending team, not a team of malcontents controlled by Ichiro with management breaking down the team.”

    I’m sure that several teams were interested in him. I’d also bet that he was only interested in coming to us. I mean, really? Who wouldn’t want to be a Yankee?

  644. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    7-1 Bombers

  645. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    “And you know Melancon for Hawkins may come soon, possibly via dl, not dfa.”

    Um . . . what have you planned for Hawkins – Tonya Harding?

  646. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 18th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    and after 40 ABs, Gardner is hitting a robust .150 !…At what point do you realize that he is not ready for MLB pitching ? 75 ABs ? 100 ABs ???

  647. sunny615 July 18th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    How much more time do people want to see Gardner before making a call?

  648. Rob NY July 18th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I am on board the Big Sexy fan club. Maybe he’ll be gone in a month but the allure of that big sob standing there at first with a nice glove and the sweet nickname have me sold.

    That said where is SJ? Miss his insight. (I’m not being sarcastic btw)

  649. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Bring back Willie Randolph and put him as the 3rd base coach !

    HE SUCKED

    HE SUCKED

    HE SUCKED

    AS A 3B COACH

  650. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Bombshell, thanks, very interesting. Where did you get that stat?

  651. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    “they want Holliday but Colorado is asking for David Price… it’s getting sweaty over there.”

    They won’t do that. But, even without putting Price in, they could beat any package we’d put together that didn’t include Hughes.

  652. jake July 18th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    David Robertson has been looking very, VERY good.

  653. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    As for Meacham, how can you have as your 3B coach someone who couldn’t run the bases when he was playing? Every time I see Meacham, I imagine Dale Berra running right behind him.

  654. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    and after 40 ABs, Gardner is hitting a robust .150 !…At what point do you realize that he is not ready for MLB pitching ? 75 ABs ? 100 ABs ???

    100 AB, then a decision has to come.

    Alex’s 2 strike swing :(

  655. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Well that wasn’t a very good AB, Alex.

  656. Scorpio July 18th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Can’t they just switch Tony Pena to third and Meacham to first and see how that goes?

  657. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Brandon, was Willie worse than Meacham at 3B?

    I’m not saying we should get Willie. In fact, I think if we offered him the job, he’d turn it down. However, Meacham is dreadful. Girardi is a loyal guy so he won’t be replaced.

  658. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Look it’s Mr.Clean

  659. TKinDC July 18th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    “They won’t do that. But, even without putting Price in, they could beat any package we’d put together that didn’t include Hughes.”

    IDK – who is TB’s 2nd best prospect? He surely cannot be as good as IPK!

    (play along, I am sure the Rockies are checking this blog for advice)

    :)

  660. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I guess a 6 run lead should be safe for Hawkins…right?

  661. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Brandon, was Willie worse than Meacham at 3B?

    YES.

  662. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Does Hawkins even remember how to pitch? When did he last appear? In May?

    Sexy will also stop Jeter from throwing the ball away. He’s tall enough to stop Derek’s misfires.

  663. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    “Brandon, was Willie worse than Meacham at 3B?

    YES.”

    How come I don’t remember that? I must be getting forgetful in my semi-old age.

  664. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Sexy will also stop Jeter from throwing the ball away. He’s tall enough to stop Derek’s misfires.

    You can’t sail one over big sexy’s cap that’s a pretty hard feat to accomplish.

  665. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 18th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    ….

    You know, when even LaTroy Hawkins pitches well, something’s up.

  666. Bombshell July 18th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    “Bombshell, thanks, very interesting. Where did you get that stat?”

    Just looked at these season splits for the American League and did the math…http://www.baseball-reference......#038;lg=AL

  667. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    My God, if we can play games like this every night…….

  668. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Latroy Hawkinsgot an ovation :?

    meanwhile everytime it’s a blowout he’s money.

  669. Nick in SF July 18th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Even the Hawk is in fine form! The 2nd half is ours!

    Moose is on the way to 20!

    I am having a Moose Bar for dessert tonight!

    Go Angels!

  670. sunny615 July 18th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I’d rather they just hire bowa again. Offer a couple mil… given what meachum has done so far, it’s worth it.

  671. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    wow the game is over, that was as a young Michael Kay would say, “Managable”.

  672. Yankeefanfoev13 July 18th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Great win yankees!!

    Hey guys everyone talking bout getting right hand hitting outfielder like someone like Matt Holliday.

    Anyone seen Carlos Lee from Astros? He has mad power.

  673. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 18th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Nice way to start the 2nd half of the season.
    Let’s hope they continue this winning business

  674. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Hey, I just took a look at Sexson’s pic on MLB.com. Um, I don’t think we should be calling him Sexy anymore. LOL!

  675. Jeff NJ July 18th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Bowa has a coaching job, I can’t imagine it’s legal to offer him a job mid season.

  676. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    “Anyone seen Carlos Lee from Astros? He has mad power.”

    Yes and he’s also a dreadful fielder.

  677. Blargh July 18th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Ooh, good win, good win. I want to see more like this.

  678. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 18th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Forget about Bowa. He is very loyal to Torre and isn’t available.

  679. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 18th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    see you guys in the next thread.

  680. saucy July 18th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Solid SP : check

    Solid offense : check

    Perfect pen: check

    :)

  681. jennifer- I got your back Girardi-Moose was robbed July 18th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    1-0 with Big SEXY playing 1b.

  682. whozat July 18th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    “Anyone seen Carlos Lee from Astros? He has mad power.”

    He’s a disaster in the field, and he’s signed to a big contract for four more years. He doesn’t get on base as much as you’d like. He’s an overpriced DH in the making.

  683. Rob NY July 18th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Laura – Thank God for making me a Yankee fan!
    July 18th, 2008 at 9:58 pm
    Hey, I just took a look at Sexson’s pic on MLB.com. Um, I don’t think we should be calling him Sexy anymore. LOL!

    That sounds like BLASPHEMEY against the big sexy. And that is not welcome here!!!

    >_o

  684. sunny615 July 18th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    i guess losing bowa was a side effect of losing torre.

  685. pat July 18th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    “BTW – on the A-Rod HR-RBI ratio, his average this year is 1.45 and the AL average for 2008 is 1.61, so yes, he is below the league norm.”

    His ratio is down this year but it might also have something to do with the 2 guys batting in front of him have 40 and 50 point drops in their 2008 vs career OBP %.

  686. zellyanks91 July 18th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Nice job by the Yankees today. Looking foward to tomorrow’s matchup:

    Sean Gallagher(4-4, 4.25) vs. Joba Chamberlain(2-3, 2.62)

    Now lets hope the Sox lose tonight against Lackey..and the Yanks move closer to the top of the AL EAST.

    Go Yankees! Kevin

  687. Nick July 18th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Boston down 2-0.

  688. Astorian July 18th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Pete,

    Roberto Kelly also wore #39. All-Star for the Yankees, Traded for Paul O’Neill, All-Star for the Reds…

    Hardly Craig Wilson…

  689. Kill-Schill(ing) July 18th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I admit Hmmn, I did not miss you one iota, but then again, I don’t lament your return either.

    I always appreciate intelligent commentary even when I often disagree with it.

  690. Anthony July 19th, 2008 at 2:04 am

    I’ve been debating this all night. Someone needs to stop Bobby Meachem, but does him sending A-rod earlier in the game and the collision at home plate with the Kurt Suzuki have anything to do with Suzuki misplaying that ball on the Abreu triple that scored Jeter.

    I know Jeter isn’t half as big as A-rod, but was another collision in the back of Suzuki’s head when he misplayed that should-be out?

    I can’t tell. All season Meachem has been sending them on plays where they are out by atleast 5 feet, but I am starting to wonder if this is just a more aggressive approach that Girardi has for the team coming around third.

    It does force the other team to make a play. I’m not saying Bobby Meachem is making good decisions, just that maybe he knows he is making bad decisions with the idea being, “let’s be more aggressive and make them throw us out.”

    Any thoughts?


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