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Game 97: Athletics at Yankees

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

YANKEES (51-45)
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Betemit 1B
Cabrera CF
Gardner LF
Chamberlain RHP

ATHLETICS (51-45)
Sweeney RF
Suzuki C
Cust DH
Gonzalez CF
Crosby SS
Ellis 2B
Murton LF
Bankston 1B
Hannahan 3B
Gallagher RHP

Joba Chamberlain (2-3, 2.62) has never faced any of the Oakland htters

Sean Gallagher (1-0, 2.57) has never faced any of the New York hitters.

Notes: The Yankees have won five straight at the Stadium. … The Yankees are 10-3 against the AL West this season. … Here’s a weird one for you. A-Rod has not had a triple since May 31, 2006 in Detroit. … Discounting his debut, Dave Robertson has allowed two hits and one run over seven innings while striking out 11. … Wilson Betemit has struck out 66 times in 204 plate appearances) as a Yankee. … Any time now Brett Gardner (6 for 40, 12 K’s).

Back later with updates.

UPDATE, 12:00 p.m.: Johnny Damon took BP in the cages and on the field today. He took 19 cuts and hits two home runn, one off the facing of the upper deck in right field. To me, he looked very comfortable. He didn’t stop for an extended interview but he would like to be activated and play tomorrow.

That could be a stretch, but he’s very close.

UPDATE, 12:07 p.m.: Oakland placed first baseman Daric Barton on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain. Infielder Wes Bankston was recalled from Class AAA Sacramento.

Get this, he hurt his neck diving into a shallow pool during the break. Barton is lucky he didn’t kill himself.

UPDATE, 12:26 p.m.: It’s 90 degrees at the Stadium and is supposed to get hotter. The Yankees have set up water stations around the Stadium to keep fans hydrated. If you’re at the game today, take care of yourself.

UPDATE, 1:05 p.m.: It’s my duty, even as a Patriots fan, to report that Tom Coughlin threw out the first pitch. Wearing a glove, the coach threw a nice pitch from the top of the rubber with a little bit of a windup. He even had Posada get in a crouch.

Coughlin had his family with him, including Chris Snee.

UPDATE, 1:42 p.m.: Tough series for third base coach Bobby Meacham, who just inexplicably held Cano at third base on a double to the gap by Betemit. He caught a break when Cabrera singled. But another questionable decision.

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: Nice hustle by Brett gardner, who turned an infield single into a double. He makes things happen when he gets on base. It’s the getting on base part that is difficult. But the Yankees have already gotten more out of the bottom of their order today than they likely expected.

UPDATE, 1:57 p.m.: The Yankees let Gallagher off the hook there. Props to the kid for fanning Jeter, Abreu and A-Rod with runners on second and third and no outs. The Yankees were a hit or two from driving him out of the game.

UPDATE, 2:16 p.m.: Should we read anything into Cano being 4 for 6 coming off the break? … meanwhile Gallagher’s next pitch will be his 74th. He’s not long for this game.

UPDATE, 2:39 p.m.: The Yankees have left 8 men on base (5 in scoring position) and are 2 for 9 with RISP. They’ve left a big lead on the table and now Joba has to work hard to hold a 2-0 edge.

UPDATE, 2:54 p.m.: Joba had gone 11.2 innings without issuing a walk before Cust drew that one in the 5th inning.

UPDATE, 3:13 p.m.: That seems to be it for Jobamania, who has thrown 96 pitches here in the Sahara. If so, he will have dropped his ERA to 2.64 as a starter. Can somebody please inform Goose Gossage of this so he will stop saying Joba belongs in the bullpen?

UPDATE, 3:37 p.m.: Jose Veras just cost Joba a win by blowing up in the seventh inning. With one out and one on and ahead 0-2 on Kurt Suzuki, he gave up a double, a walk and a wild pitch.

Veras has been very good for the Yankees this season, certainly better than anybody could have expected. But he’s one of those guys who when he gets in trouble tries to throw harder instead of taking his time and trying to throw a strike.

UPDATE, 3:44 p.m.: The Yankees obviously still have a chance to win this and probably will. But what a disgrace the offense has been so far. They are 2 for 12 with RISP and have left 12 runners on base in six innings. They have drawn six walks and had seven hits and have two runs to show for it.

UPDATE, 3:58 p.m.: OK, we’re calling it. Kyle Farnsworth going 1-2-3 is one of the Signs of Impending Yankee Victory. Much like Giambi making a good throw, there are certain events that signal victory and that is one of them.

Yanks score here, Mo comes in, folks flee to air conditioned cars.

UPDATE, 4:07 p.m.: Bad day for A-Rod. He’s 0 for 5 with three strikeouts and has left six men on base.

UPDATE, 4:16 p.m.: So much for predictions. This will be a brutal loss if that is what hapens. All the LOB, Posada can’t throw, etc. That consistency Joe Girardi keeps chirping about is just a fantasy at this point. This team shows no signs of finding it.

UPDATE, 4:32 p.m.: Great AB by Giambi, who sees nine pitches and draws a walk. Now they have a chance.

UPDATE, 4:34 p.m.: Just when you think they’re done … Bad job by Huston Street but two nice cuts by Cano and Betemit.

UPDATE, 4:38 p.m.: That was the first run Huston Street has allowed against the Yankees. He had thrown 12 scoreless innings in 11 appearances.

UPDATE, 4:44 p.m.: Posada out, Molina out. I don’t fault Girardi in the slightest for leaving Posada in to catch the ninth. The score was tied and he was due up second in the bottom of the inning. You have Molina catch to protect a lead, not a tie. You need Posada’s bat.

UPDATE, 4:56 p.m.: A bit of trouble, but Shockingly Steady Eddie Ramirez works out of it. Now the hackers at the top of the order have another chance to get something done. The A’s are going to a lefty, Jerry Blevins.

UPDATE, 5:09 p.m.: Maybe Justin Morneau will score … Oh, wait, wrong game. … That’s 3 for 16 with RISP if you’re scoring at home. And if you’re scoring at home, good job.

UPDATE, 5:14 p.m.: This is great. Some (likely drunk) woman sitting below the press box has been emitting these ear-piercing primal screams for the last few innings for no apparent reason.

Finally this guy stood up a few seats over and yelled, “That’s enough!” and pointed right at her. The crowd in the area started applauding. Now, of course, security is all over it.

It’s a hot day, a frustrating game and some dizzy dame is screaming like a banshee. No wonder the guy was ticked. If she were at Fenway Park they’d give her a pink hat and elect her president of Red Sox Nation.

Meanwhile, nice work by Steady Eddie, who fanned four in his two innings. The Yankees have whiffed 17 in this game. That’s right, 17.

How about winning it now? Is that too much to ask?

UPDATE, 5:28 p.m.: Let’s see, that’s 18 LOB (10 in scoring position) and 3 for 18 with RISP. The Yankees have drawn nine walks and have 12 hits and have scored three runs. That would seem hard to do.

UPDATE, 5:42 p.m.: OK, Lenny DiNardo is no Koufax. Get this over with. It looks like A-Rod stuck around for the end of this game, so maybe he’ll be the one to do it.

UPDATE, 5:46 p.m.: Can’t pitch to Alex here.

UPDATE, 5:52 p.m.: The unsung hero of 2008, Jose Molina, finally wins it by getting hit by a pitch. Thanks, Lenny.

It wasn’t a very pretty win but the Yankees are in no position to argue.

Back later with reaction.

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1,094 Responses to “Game 97: Athletics at Yankees”

  1. AeroFANatic July 19th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    2 things :

    I’ve got to think that once Bruney comes back (another week?), Hawkins either gets DFA’d or traded to an NL team for spare parts.

    Barring any injuries, our pen would be constructed as :

    Rivera (9th)
    Farnsworth (8th)
    Veras (7th)
    Bruney (6/7/8)
    Ramierez (6/7/8)
    Robertson (6/7/8)
    Giese (Long Man)

    That’s pretty solid if you ask me. The only change that could happen would be Giese down for a Melancon or Cox, but barring injuries or trades this is our quality pen for the remainder of the season.

    Also, when Damon comes back…do you send down Christian or Gardner? I’d have to think Christian, as even tho he is a rigth handed bat….Gardner has some more intangibles.

  2. Fredo Corleone July 19th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    “Gardner has some more intangibles.”

    Seriously??? That’s real nice, but what about tangibles?? He can’t hit!!!! I’d keep the right handed bat.

    Watching Robertson, you have to be extremely impressed. Hope to see him get some appearances in more high leverage situations to see how he does.

  3. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Had Mike Mussina been selected for the All-Star Game, he certainly would have pitched. The AL used all its pitchers in the 15-inning classic.

    But he was home in Montoursville, Pa., having gone to the Lycoming County fair and watched the double-figure-8 racing.

    At 12:14 a.m. Wednesday morning, with the All-Star Game dragging, Yankees media-relations director Jason Zillo sent Mussina a text message: “Running out of pitchers. Can you make it here in time from the fair?”

    Mussina didn’t reply.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....ssina.html

    LOL.

    Oh yeah, let’s go Yanks today. Winning is fun

  4. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    These are the AL East Standings :

    Boston 57-41
    Yankees 51-45

    Yankees are only 4 games back in the loss column ! and we can easily get 2 of those back today and tomorrow and we are set to keep pounding the A’s while the Angels keep piling it on the lowly RedDinx. Oh…where are the Rays in the standings ? I took them out. Listen, no matter what the Rays say themselves, or their fans or ANYONE that is silly enough to think that they will be around at the end of the race….THEY ARE DONE !….Their yearly post season collapse started 7 games BEFORE the All-Star game and they will FOREVER be the RAYS……Count them in the same breath as the Cubs, only they will go a FULL 100 years with NO TITLES before winning one…..BaBye Tampa,,,no you go back and play with the 4th and 5th place teams….it was fun watching you play well for awhile….run along little boys ! :-)

  5. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    post season = post All-Star….sorry….

  6. Fredo Corleone July 19th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    “Yankees are only 4 games back in the loss column”

    Yankees were only 4 games back in the loss column two months ago.

  7. Yankee John July 19th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Great Post about AROD’s lack of Triples…….He’ll get one today….and he’ll Hit for the Cycle!!
    I’m Going for it…..After all…..I saw the DARK KNIGHT last night…..and I’m feeling like the Joker!!

  8. AeroFANatic July 19th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Seriously??? That’s real nice, but what about tangibles?? He can’t hit!!!! I’d keep the right handed bat.,

    I think Gardner has more speed, better fielding, and a better bunter. For a bench player who will play sparingly, this trumps Christian IMO. The singing of a righty Sexson lessens the need for RH pop on the bench. Christian is a nice player, but all things considered when Damon comes back I think Gardner stays.

  9. f bonadonna July 19th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    should sexson be in the line up for 3 games see what he’s got. betemit strikes out way to much.

  10. Cassandra July 19th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    GAWD it’s gonna be hot.

    WNBC weatherperson said it will feel like 105 degrees today, cause of the humidity.

    I hope we don’t have a blackout.

  11. JGNYC July 19th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Gardner is younger and still considered a prospect, so he goes down to play everyday when Damon comes back. He just got a taste of the majors, so let that sink in while he plays every game in AAA again. Christian can be a pinch runner and righty off the bench.

  12. Yankee John July 19th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Right Now…..Gardner needs to bunt his way on to get a hit….and if his confidence doesn’t get a boost soon…..he’s better off going back to AAA….Christian’s already been sent down twice, right??

  13. Michael Kay's Worst Nightmare July 19th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Yeah, I’m worried about Betemit. Sure, he fares better against righties (im just assuming gallagher is a righty) but maybe we should give Sexson a bat again? He was solid at 1st as well.

  14. Yankee John July 19th, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Here Are the ACTUAL A.L. East Standings!!

    Tampa Bay 56 39 .589 – - 3-7 W1
    Boston 57 41 .582 0.5 66 6-4 L1
    New York 51 45 .531 5.5 62 6-4 W1

    That puts the Yankees 6 games back in the LOSS COLUMN…

    Don’t Count Out the RAYS, just yet!!

  15. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    “maybe we should give Sexson a bat again?”

    He’s worse than Betemit against righties. If there’s a PH opportunity against a left handed reliever, I think you use him, though.

  16. bronxite July 19th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    FYI for anyone interested:

    Bernie Williams will be performing live next Monday night as part of a free summer jazz concert series at the City Hall Plaza in Mount Vernon. Link for more info: http://triplehillarts.com/

  17. Jeet Skeet July 19th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    “betemit strikes out way to much.”

    …and sexson doesn’t strike out??

  18. pat July 19th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    A-Rod only has 26 triples in his career.
    He has better than average speed so is it a factor of him hitting the ball so hard, OFers playing him so deep or something else I’m not thinking of.

  19. Bubba Brown July 19th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Sexson and Betemit are both strikeout machines

  20. Yankee John July 19th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Betamit MUST HIT vs. Right-Handers….or he Doesn’t DESERVE to Start at First Base….Start GIAMBI or SEXSON…Betamit has about 3 errors TOO MANY….!!

  21. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    “He has better than average speed so is it a factor of him hitting the ball so hard, OFers playing him so deep or something else I’m not thinking of.”

    I think it has to be the OFers playing him so deep. The only time he’d get a triple is if he gets several lucky bounces.

  22. Bo knows July 19th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Anyone discounting the Rays better give your head a shake. The Ray are and will continue to be a powerhouse for the next few years. They have a number of quality pitchers and spare parts to trade for or fill weak spots.They will start filling that stadium which will increase their budget. The Yankees are behind the Red Sox as well because of a weaker farm system. The Yankees have a very old roster that needs to be replaced quickly. If they mess it up we will be sucking swamp water for a long time.

  23. Lets try. July 19th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Wow, is weird to read Pete’s blog and not find him bashing on Ramirez,or is it that he already realized that he knows nothing about baseball and has stop projecting players?……Pete you are a piece of art and thats not a compliment.

  24. 27 this year July 19th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Isn’t Gallagher a lefty?

  25. Dee July 19th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    “At 12:14 a.m. Wednesday morning, with the All-Star Game dragging, Yankees media-relations director Jason Zillo sent Mussina a text message: “Running out of pitchers. Can you make it here in time from the fair?”

    Mussina didn’t reply.”

    Did that seriously happen or was this someone being funny?

    It is crazy hot here today. I’m seriously considering bringing one of those battery-operated hand-held fans to the game. I heard Robbie Cano did really well last night. To all those who said Robbie said a lousy first half because of the cool weather, he should easily go 6 for 6 today.

    Did everyone see the Yankees report card in the Post? I agree for the most part but take offense to them rating Jose Molina as a C. For a back-up catcher Jose has definitely been an A+ to me. Rating him based on his lack of big hits is unreasonable.

  26. 27 this year July 19th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Just looked it up, I pretty sure Gallagher is a lefty.

  27. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    “Betamit MUST HIT vs. Right-Handers….or he Doesn’t DESERVE to Start at First Base”

    If they had a better DH option, he wouldn’t be. Look at the roster. If Giambi’s at 1B, who’s DHing? Sexson? Betemit? Posada with Molina catching again? Molina and Sexson are both worse hitters against righties than lefty-Betemit.

    And Gallagher’s a righty.

  28. Confucius July 19th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    “Wilson Betemit has struck out 66 times in 204 plate appearances”

    That’s pretty sick…

  29. Moo Reb July 19th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Betemit is a terrible player. Because he can hit a homer every 15 at bats doesn’t mean he should ever be playing.

  30. Today's Burning Question July 19th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Will this be the game that Joba shows clear cut signs of learning how to be economical with his pitches ?

    Seeing 7 full innings with about 90-100 pitches would be a nice step.

  31. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    When Damon gets back, I see Gardner going back to AAA. Cashman and Girardi already said that Gardner will play every day so as to not hurt stunt his growth. Once Damon gets back (and after he plays a few games as the DH), he will return to LF.

    In addition, Christian is a right handed batter.

    I’m not suggesting Christian is better or that I want to see Gardner back in AAA, but that’s what I think will happen.

  32. Traveler July 19th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Rays vs. Mets in the 2008 World Series, you heard that here first!

  33. Stan July 19th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Let’s hope today is one of the final games of Betemit in a Yankee uniform and that Cashman puts him in a package for the worthwhile holes the team needs to fill.

  34. Jeet Skeet July 19th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    other than the fact the Giambi can’t really throw to any base..does anyone really think Betemit is that much of a defensive boost.. I just rememeber when AROD was hurt and wilson played 3rd…it was god awful

  35. dfresh2708 July 19th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    gallagher is a righty

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....gher.shtml

  36. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    “Will this be the game that Joba shows clear cut signs of learning how to be economical with his pitches ?”

    Strikeout pitchers often have pitch economy issues. Young strikeout pitchers doubly so. That will be a process that comes over the course of a couple years.

  37. DFox July 19th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    “Will this be the game that Joba shows clear cut signs of learning how to be economical with his pitches ?”

    You’re kidding, right? Do you not remember what happened last time he pitched? He got awful defense from first pitch to last pitch, which caused him not to be able to finish the 7th inning. All Cano had to do was catch a fly ball and he pitched through the 7th.

    Also, even if his pitch count allowed, I doubt they’ll let him pitch into the 8th. They have to keep him under his inning limit SOMEHOW. They probably thought he was going to throw up some stinkers like Hughes and Kennedy and be out in the 2nd inning, but so far that hasn’t been the case.

  38. Lampchop Louie July 19th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Gotta love it ……

    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/m.....7193152731

  39. Y's Guy July 19th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    not as important for joba to go long in the heat today, thats a very well rested bullpen out there, veras and farsworth havent pitched in a week and mo’s all-star inning was his only action since july 9th.

  40. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    “Also, even if his pitch count allowed, I doubt they’ll let him pitch into the 8th. They have to keep him under his inning limit SOMEHOW. They probably thought he was going to throw up some stinkers like Hughes and Kennedy and be out in the 2nd inning, but so far that hasn’t been the case.”

    The innings count is just a rough proxy for pitches thrown. If he throws 7 innings in 85 pitches, they’ll send him out for the next inning.

  41. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    “http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200807193152731″

    I saw that last night. It was HILARIOUS. The announcers on NESN were talking about Theo’s face. Awesome.

  42. chr1zis July 19th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Manny being Manny… wow he is graceful

  43. Y's Guy July 19th, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Now that’s gold-glove caliber work there Manny!

  44. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    lmao..what the hell was Manny doing?
    Theo’s face was priceless. Manny is just…Manny

  45. mel July 19th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Some good matchups today:

    Beckett@Saunders
    Halladay@Garza

    And in the innings eater category

    Batista goes for Seattle and Livan for Minny

  46. Michael Kay's Worst Nightmare July 19th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Just to clear the confusion up… Gallagher is a righty.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....erId=28794

    I looked it up.

  47. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    “I saw that last night. It was HILARIOUS. The announcers on NESN were talking about Theo’s face. Awesome.”

    How does Theo’s head not explode at that moment?

    Manny being Manny is fun to look at from a distance, but I would guess that it isn’t as amusing from Fenway’s front office.

  48. mel July 19th, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Bedard likely out ’til August. :shock:

  49. pat July 19th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Would the Manny being Manny excuse be tolerated if he played in NY or would he get hammered for his craziness?

  50. mel July 19th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Nothing you can do about the original play, but the clowning around afterwards in a 3-9 game would be unacceptable.

    Francona acts like a nice guy, but you can tell he was boiling inside.

  51. mel July 19th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    pat,

    New York would love to have someone with his personality and abilities.

    But they would get on him on that play. Boooo!

  52. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    If Theo had to decide today, I don’t think the Sox pick up Manny’s 20mil option next year.

  53. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    “Bedard likely out ’til August.”

    Not surprising. The guy’s always had durability issues. That’s one of the big reasons I’ve always been against trading for him.

  54. Jeet Skeet July 19th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    WHO’S READY FOR A GIAM-BOMB TODAY???

  55. Andy in Rainy Daytona July 19th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    “Will this be the game that Joba shows clear cut signs of learning how to be economical with his pitches ?”

    Could you imagine if Nolan Ryan were starting his pitching career nowadays? He wouldn’t make it out of the third inning.

  56. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Why is Erik Bedard taking lessons from Carl Pavano?

  57. hh July 19th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I think Molina is Yankee No.1 catcher now and give him B rating.
    Both Christian and Gardner seem not be good enough to stay MLB.

  58. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Ugh, a human interest story that makes Beckett look human. Well, he was already supplanted by that Papelbon as the most hated Sox.

    Hope Beckett didn’t head home over the break. Though, it’s on the way to Cali so it’s very likely.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3488178

  59. 27 this year July 19th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    hh, you got to give them more time then that. Gardner has struggled and has gotten reasonable playing time but Christian barely plays. You can’t say he is horrible. Plus, he is nothing but a backup, not really a prospect. He is not supposed to be an all-star. He just needs speed, defense, and a decent bat. He has that right now.

  60. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    “Both Christian and Gardner seem not be good enough to stay MLB.”

    It’s early on Gardner, but I don’t think he’ll ever be a regular. It’s also the case that “stay in MLB” and “start on a major league team” are very different things. I think that either of them could be a useful 5th OFer, and Gardner could even be a pretty helpful 4th OFer on a team that has a lot of plodding right-handed OFers.

  61. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    “He just needs speed, defense, and a decent bat. He has that right now.”

    A bit much to say that he has a decent bat. He’s not shown that.

  62. JimDC July 19th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Here is what Epstein is thinking when he sees Ramirez goofballing in the outfield … “I can get 2 $10 million players who are not cartoon characters and improve my team.”

  63. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    If Gardner can’t learn to catch up to ML pitching, then the best chance for him to play might be the NL. More pinch running opportunies as a speedy guy with a light bat.

  64. ET2012 July 19th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I just can’t believe that there is no team out there that would not be interested in second tier players like Hawkins, Igawa, Olendorf etc. Yanks need to move some players out of AAA to make room for some of the upcoming prospects from A & AA.

    They should be able to pick up a decent prospect or two, even if they need to add someone else like Patterson or Marquez to the above mentioned. Cashman just cannot keep hoarding all the prospects. Not all of them are going to become regular MLB players.

    I think Cashman has been traumatized by his bad experiences of the past few years, and is way too cautious and afraid to make any trades, for fear it will be a bust.

  65. Jeff NJ July 19th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    That’s good news on Damon, he’s a big part of the offense, although I think Gardner still needs to play a role on this team more than just pinch runner/defensive replacement.

  66. Jeet Skeet July 19th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I cant see anyone ever being intersted in Igawa

  67. pat July 19th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    mel

    didn’t just mean that one play, just in general. Not speaking with the media, not showing up for events, sulking, laughing after making bonehead plays…..

    Mo is rockin the high socks during BP today. Is that new or have I just not noticed?

  68. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    After getting rattled by the fans early on in the season, Hawkins has settled down. Can’t believe contenders aren’t inquiring about him. Heck, he might even help us. Even though we already have one like him in Farnsworth.

  69. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    “Even though we already have one like him in Farnsworth.’

    They are totally different pitchers. I’d be surprised if no one was calling about Kyle.

    “They should be able to pick up a decent prospect or two, even if they need to add someone else like Patterson or Marquez to the above mentioned. Cashman just cannot keep hoarding all the prospects. Not all of them are going to become regular MLB players.”

    It’s pretty rare that teams swap prospects. You usually get prospects for moving MLB pieces.

  70. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    pat,

    You don’t think they’d put up with that when they put up with A-rod’s crap? He’s not even half as likeable as Manny.

    No, Manny’s not the picture of professionalism, but he’s a first ballot HOF, good hitter, loose guy. Don’t know where the attack of a team official came from, but it might have something to do with the “war” the Sox and Manny are engaged in.

    The Red Sox would be foolish not to pick up that option. Just because Manny says he hates NY doesn’t mean he means it.

  71. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Looked like Manny was doing that nonsense intentionally. It seems to match up with the story from yesterday about him taking 3 pitches from Mariano.

  72. 27 this year July 19th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    “He just needs speed, defense, and a decent bat. He has that right now.”

    A bit much to say that he has a decent bat. He’s not shown that.

    Whozat, by decent bat, I mean good enough to be a backup. You know, like Molina kinda but Molina is a great defensive catcher. Christian needs a little pop with a decent average like 250 260 and be able to pinch hit.

  73. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Patrick,

    Let’s see if Francona has the necessary equipment to bench Manny.

  74. randy l July 19th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    “He’s worse than Betemit against righties.”

    he was worse.
    the future hasn’t happened yet.
    maybe being a yankee will help.

    there was a time when putting on the pinstripes elevated some players.
    maybe it’ll happen with sexson.

  75. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 19th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Interesting that the Rays have about 3 fans, and all three are trolling here. That is hillarious.

  76. 27 this year July 19th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Hawkins was a mistake. It wasn’t a bad mistake necessarily because he cost very little. Now the Yanks have lots of bullpen depth and don’t need to worry about signing FA and unless a good lefty comes along at a reasonable price, it isn’t necessary to make trades in the bullpen.

    The farm system needs to be figured out. We need to give the people who are eligible for the Rule V draft a chance so that we see whether we need to protect them or not. Our AAA squad is clogged with pitchers many of whom will probably not succeed in teh MLB.

  77. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Honestly I hope Manny pisses off the red sox enough that they don’t pick up his option. Then he can sign with us to be our DH.

  78. ET2012 July 19th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Wasn’t SD interested in Igawa last year? Why not trade Igawa and Hawkins or another B level prospect for lefty Randy Wolfe. He is not great, but could eat up some innings down the stretch, and is also a lefty.

  79. randy l July 19th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    “I cant see anyone ever being intersted in Igawa”
    only if cashman gets fired and resurfaces with some other team as their gm.

  80. 27 this year July 19th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Sexson just might need a change of scenery. He came through yesterday where the Yanks have trouble. If he fails, we cut him, no harm done. it is a low risk, high reward. What if he returns to half the form, of his big time years? That would be good. We hoped for the smae from Ensberg but that too was a low risk move. I don’t get why we signed Sexson and did not give Jason Lane a chance first.

  81. Neil July 19th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    The Manny being Manny act in Boston has worn out it’s welcome. You can set your watch that on or about mid July his antics will surface as his history shows but this year has shown acts of defiance.
    Scott Boras is his agent and will attempt to reign him in realizing that no team will give him $20M per if Boston doesn’t pick up his 2009 & 2010 and that now seems unlikely.
    The ownership in Boston will be weighing a decision about their headcase star for the rest of this season and a betting man will say they cut ties.
    There’s no place for him in the Bronx.

  82. 27 this year July 19th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    No Randy Wolfe. His home/road splits are pathetic, he has like a 2.5 ERA at home but like a 6 ERA on the road in the NL. He would get creamed in NY in the AL East. Who cares that he is a lefty. Igawa, Henn, Myers, and many others were used because they were lefty and how did that work out?

  83. Jeet Skeet July 19th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    i hope Giambi isn’t still hungover from vegas!

  84. Jeet Skeet July 19th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    haha good point about igawa randy

  85. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    “Hawkins was a mistake. It wasn’t a bad mistake necessarily because he cost very little.”

    Is it a mistake if it didn’t cost anything? At no point was he preventing the Yanks from bringing up someone else. There was risk taken, sure, but you always take on risk. He was a low-risk move meant to give time to guys like Robertson, Veras and Ramierez. He’d had good groundball rates last season, so they wanted to see if he could replicate that. Nope. Ok. He’ll be gone soon enough.

  86. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    “I don’t get why we signed Sexson and did not give Jason Lane a chance first.”

    He hasn’t performed in AAA, even.

  87. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 19th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Just because someone is “low risk” due to the cost, it doesn’t mean they will be a high reward. Sexson may come through, but low risk usually comes with low rewards.

  88. ET2012 July 19th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Yankees need to ship Giambi and his leotards/stache to someone looking for a LH power bat. He will not bring in any draft picks next year anyway. Maybe we can do another trade with Detroit (maybe get less) similar to what we did with Sheff.

  89. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    O/T

    Birkdale is chewing up golfers. Choi (+3) and Norman (+2) tied for first @ +2 with the next group 3 back.

    4 golfers even on the day, nobody’s been under-par.

  90. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    From reading Girardi’s comments, Sexson’s pretty much a rehab job.

    It’s in Richie’s best interest to do well because he’s in his contract months. :)

  91. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Wow! Damon sounds like he’s very close. Thanks, Pete.

  92. mel July 19th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    OK I’ll shut up now.

    Go Yankees!

  93. randy l July 19th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    manny was already gone in boston.

    nothing the present management has done in the past five years would indicate they would pick up a 20 million dollar option.

    i would gladly chip into manny’s legal fund if theo confronted him on anything.

    street smart vs. the ivy league.

    great pay per view.

  94. Victor the Predictor July 19th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Break up the Ortiz and Manny combo and there’s less run production and a very unhappy Ortiz. Boston’s lineup has been built around the two since 2003 and it’s coming to an end.

  95. pat July 19th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Girardi says Damon might not need rehab starts and could DH before playing the OF.

  96. Jeremy July 19th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Jason Lane is awful.

    I am looking forward to the end of the Gardner era. He is overmatched and the lineup is bad enough as it is.

    His head-first slide into first last night cinched it for me. The guy is supposed to me Mr. Fundamentals and yet he slides into first.

  97. Jeet Skeet July 19th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    ET2012 “Yankees need to ship Giambi and his leotards/stache to someone looking for a LH power bat.”

    ..well if it wasn’t for Giambi’s resurgence this season the yanks would with out a doubt be under .500…lets just ride the stache for his last year

  98. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 19th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Jeremy, please. Gardner isn’t a great player, but sliding into first is something a number of players do. Its stupid, but it happens.

    The lineup didn’t do a bad job last night. If the ones who are supposed to produce get it done, then Gardner remains a non-issue.

  99. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Anybody know where I can get decent tickets for Aug 27th or 28th games against the Sox. I moved to FL a couple years ago and I need to see the Stadium one last time. I checked Ebay and Stubhub and can’t find much.

  100. Real Fan July 19th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    JR

    Try razorgator.com. I got tickets to the last home game there.

    Good luck.

  101. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Will try…thanks.

  102. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    “Get this, he hurt his neck diving into a shallow pool during the break. Barton is lucky he didn’t kill himself.”

    Ouch. I knew a girl in elementary school (maybe it was middle school) who did a sailor dive into a pool and broke her neck. That is the dive where you jump in without your arms ahead of you.

  103. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    …just read the bit about Barton. There’s a reason they say no diving in water less than 6′ deep!

  104. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    SWEET double play!

  105. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    That free MLB Extra Innings deal isn’t working for me today. They aren’t showing the game. :(

  106. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I hope the Yankees get Joba some runs today.

  107. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    At the risk of triple posting, beautiful pitch!

  108. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Rebecca, it looks like it’s just you and me posting. I think everyone else is somewhere trying to stay cool.

  109. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    get to work bats

  110. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    OK, this Jeter-as-leadoff-hitter thing is getting old pretty fast.

  111. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Sean Patrick Gallagher. I wonder if he’s Irish. :)

  112. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Jeter used to be a pretty good lead off hitter. This year, not so much!

  113. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Laura: I’m actually cold. I’m staying at home till I move into my apartment in the Bronx next month, and my mother likes to keep my house like an ice box.

  114. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    “Laura: I’m actually cold. I’m staying at home till I move into my apartment in the Bronx next month, and my mother likes to keep my house like an ice box.”

    We’ve got rain in Chicago, but it’s still fairly warm here.

  115. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    My AC is on full blast and I still feel like I am in an oven.
    I miss winter.. :(

  116. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Jesus Alex that offspeed pitch owns you. And shorten up the 2 strike swing :?

  117. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    What? Lou Piniella? Is Coney smoking something?

  118. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    SA: After four years at Syracuse, I am not sure I will ever miss winter again.

  119. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Rebecca, would trade NY for FL any day.

  120. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Oh God I just saw that Manny video :lol:

  121. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    LOL
    I live in Maine for a little bit..I remember it was snowing in late April..

    Good times…

  122. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    “My AC is on full blast and I still feel like I am in an oven. I miss winter.”

    You’ll never here me say that. Chicago winters are brutal.

  123. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    **live=lived

  124. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Jeter used to be a pretty good lead off hitter. This year, not so much!

    It’s called the declining phase :(

  125. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    …Am I the only one that would have rather seen Robbie there?

  126. pat July 19th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Rebecca

    You will when it’s 95 degrees out and have to pay your own gas and electric bills. :smile: Enjoy moms ice box while you can.

  127. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    BTW Theo Epstein looked like he wanted to jump the fence./..Francona was wondering now what does he find funny there

  128. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    pat: I had to pay the heating bill last winter–in Syracuse.

  129. Yankeefanfoev13 July 19th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    thanks guys for all the info the other day about our
    class a prospects today i am seeing prospect dellin betences, who i met the other day

  130. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Have we really scored that many runs with 2 outs this year? The second most in the AL? There must be an error in that statistic.

  131. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I think Manny could get hit in the nuts…and somehow he would be giggling..well…ok..maybe not :P

    The man is in la la land

  132. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    …bah, Alex.

  133. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    dammit I wanted that play !

  134. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    bah humbug

  135. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Nice Joba!

  136. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Joba’s throwing nothing but heat!

  137. Austin July 19th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    love that i can’t watch the game because of balckouts, thanks a ton fox.

  138. Bad Scooter July 19th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Laura – Cone was talking about when Gallagher was with the Cubs. He came to the A’s in the Harden deal a few weeks ago.

  139. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    nice

  140. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Rebecca, how did you get your name to show up in bold typeface?

  141. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    “Laura – Cone was talking about when Gallagher was with the Cubs. He came to the A’s in the Harden deal a few weeks ago.”

    Oh, okay. I totally missed what he was talking about.

  142. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Yea, Robbie!

  143. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    your suppose to pull that Robi , pero ehh w/e

  144. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    You know, Robbie, for future reference, Spring Training actually ends in April, not July.

  145. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    nice single Cano. Does Betemit bunt?

  146. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Apparently, someone had a talk with Meacham last night.

  147. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Meachum sucks. Sends players when he shouldnt. Stops them when theres no need. Randolph come on down.

  148. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Laura: My name’s a link to my blog. Put your url in the website box.

    Nice piece of hitting, Wilson. And I guess someone spoke to Meachum last night.

  149. mel July 19th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Who held Robi up? Him or Meacham?

  150. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    OMG Melky took a good approach there 8O

  151. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Nice! A run!
    now get some more

  152. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    …So what, exactly, did Robbie and Melky do over the break?

  153. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    “Laura: My name’s a link to my blog. Put your url in the website box.”

    Oh, I didn’t know that. I don’t have a website so no can do.

  154. Nick in SF July 19th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    The A’s radio broadcaster just called Gardner a “weak hitter”!!! Fighting words! He wondered if Girardi will treat this AB like he would for a pitcher.

  155. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 19th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Minnesota winters are brutal. I’ll gladly trade for Chicago’s winters, lol.

  156. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    This would be a good time for Brett to make himself known.

  157. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Robbie notoriously heats up with the weather, maybe Melky’s the same way.

  158. Adam DeSanctis July 19th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Is the YES radar gun a little off today? Joba’s max mph has been 95mph and consistently 91mph. Gallagher is throwing around 89mph and I think he throws harder than that.

  159. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    ….

    Run Brett, run! That is amazing baserunning.

  160. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    great speed…tremendous baserunning!!!

  161. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    did he just make a double out of that punchy judy hit ?

  162. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    woohoo, i’m loving this! bottom of the order making some noise!

  163. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 19th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    You don’t have to have a website, you can put anything in there and it will make your name bold. I put “blah!” in mine.

  164. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    What is this? Another run?
    Well color me shocked

  165. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Send Gardner down!

  166. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    So when does a 3rd base coach get on the chopping block? Only at the end of the year??

  167. Adam DeSanctis July 19th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I can attest that Maine winters have to be one of the worst. Over 140 inches of snow this past winter and temps always near 10 degrees.

    I CAN’T wait to move to Florida once I graduate from college next spring! :)

  168. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    “Minnesota winters are brutal. I’ll gladly trade for Chicago’s winters, lol.”

    I thought that Chicago got colder than Minny.

  169. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 19th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Damn, I wish I could see this game. I pay a lot of money for EI and it pisses me off that games like these (when I’m home and able to watch them) are blacked out. :(

  170. Confucius July 19th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    “Meacham, who just explicably held Cano at third base”

    I think you mean ‘inexplicably’, Pete.

  171. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Brandon: Yes, yes he did.

  172. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Um, Jeets that wasn’t a strike.

  173. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Damn, I wish I could see this game. I pay a lot of money for EI and it pisses me off that games like these (when I’m home and able to watch them) are blacked out.

    I hear you Angel.

    It really annoys me, especially since the FOX game doesn’t even start until 4PM.

    Saturday afternoon, too hot to do anything outside, I’m paying big bucks for the package, and I can’t watch a 1PM baseball game.

  174. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Jeters batting 160 for the last 4 games

  175. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 19th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Maybe off the lake, it does.

    Although I think when it gets below 0F anywhere, its just all too damn cold, lol.

  176. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Jeter just is not as clutch as he used to be. It’s weird to watch players get old

  177. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    …Derek and Bobby, that is so so so not cool.

  178. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Ugh. Bad swings. Might have to give the pitcher some credit here.

  179. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    blah works

  180. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Oh, come on guys!!

  181. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 19th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Fox is showing the Red Sox here – figures. Why dont they just black out that game, and show all the other ones to those who pay them a premium for seeing out of market games.

  182. Lets try. July 19th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Wow brett Just keeps getting those lucky hits.

  183. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    hehe

  184. Mike Mineo July 19th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    abreu continues his great season consistently…

  185. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    2 strike hitting please shorten up

  186. mel July 19th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Austin,

    For whatever reason, I’m able to watch on mlb.tv.

  187. Adam DeSanctis July 19th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I am pissed too that I have MLB Extra Innings free for a week and the game isn’t even on today! Thank god for MLB.TV although it doesn’t compare to watching it on a 44″ screen.

    At least tomorrow’s game is on TBS.

  188. Confucius July 19th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Meanwhile, a 90 year old lady just passed this game on the freeway.

  189. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Okay, so the bottom of the order showed up and the top of the order decided to take the day off.

    Got it.

  190. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! July 19th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    What kind of huddle was that? It looked like they were making out.

  191. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Thats really pathetic..

    The bottom of the lineup gets two runs and men on 2nd and 3rd with no outs. The top of the lineup strikes out in order.

  192. Nick in SF July 19th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    “Make no mistake, the deal makes sense for the Phillies. Blanton is only a shade beyond ordinary (and I have to mention this again, as the man makes his exit: Have you ever seen anyone who looks so much like a Joe Blanton?), but he fits one of the really pathetic terms of modern-day baseball: an “innings-eater.”

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

  193. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Bottom of the order comes through and the vets (Jetes, Bobby, A-Rod) take weak hacks on 3-2 counts to help out Gallagher. Ugh! inning over, 2 men left on base.

  194. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Runs would have been nice – but 56 pitches for the kid through 2 innings is going take some starch out of the kid.

  195. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Fox is showing the Red Sox here – figures. Why dont they just black out that game, and show all the other ones to those who pay them a premium for seeing out of market games.

    It’s just such a ridiculous rule.

    I can somewhat understand blacking out the games that are at the same time as the FOX game. They pay big bucks and base it on the exclusivity. But, do they really think blacking out 1PM games is necessary? I mean why would watching the Yankees game at 1PM have any bearing on whether I watch the Red Sox game at 4PM?

    It makes no sense. Especially when we’re paying $160 for the package.

  196. Tom July 19th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    jeter abreu and arod

    those at bats are the ones that can lose you games

  197. pat July 19th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    That’s why you have 9 guys hitting. As long as someone is getting it done, relax a little.

  198. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Relax guys, Joba has enough runs. :)

  199. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Original Bob- couldn’t you get directv?

  200. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Hannahan fan a fanned!

  201. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    The Pirates were scouting Ray’s Class AA left-hander David Price.

    Now when will teams figure out he’s not going anywhere for the Rays. :?

    The latest episode of Manny being Manny may signal the begining of the end for Ramirez in a Red Sox uniform. Ken Rosenthal doesn’t think the Sox will pick up his option and would either trade him for someone like Matt Holliday or Jason Bay, or sign Mark Teixeira in the offseason.

    I’m shocked

  202. Bo knows July 19th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Typical All Star bull, two tappers to the right side and the score is 4-0 and basically out of reach. Jeter struck out on a ball out of the strike zone. Totally bad baseball. Are you trying to win the game or showboat. How many times has A Rod struck out on a slider away?

  203. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    What do you mean Paul?

    The blackout rules are the same on cable and Satellite when it comes to the EI package.

  204. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I am waiting for ARod to cut down his swing and start using all fields again (i.e. last night’s homer is 1 of a few times he has gone opposite field this year). He’s cutting down his options by thinking pull all of the time now.

  205. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    The inning started great and then everyone in the team making over 16M strikes out. Didn’t even put the ball in play. Amazing.

  206. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks Angel for the blah website. I hope you dont mind being website partners. Cant have enough attention.

    How many years till Joba is a legit Ace? I say in 2010.

  207. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Communication????

  208. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    http://espn.go.com/photo/2007/0501/moyer_HOF.jpg

    Oy Derek and Robbie, you’re supposed to work on this before the game :-P

  209. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Jete’s Robi has that bag he even signaled

  210. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I have never been blacked out..get YES via my low end package w/ Directv on the idsh

  211. m4rk6 July 19th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Joba’s curveball looks a little wild.

  212. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Live near Syracuse..

  213. pat July 19th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I would love to see some of you hit. You make it sound so simple.

  214. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Is the heat getting to them?

  215. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    In REAL snow country

  216. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    The YES gun is way off. That last fastball showed up as like 91 on YES but gameday says it was 97.

  217. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    I have never been blacked out..get YES via my low end package w/ Directv on the idsh

    Are you talking about YES or the Extra Innings package?

  218. Adam July 19th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    The YES gun seems off. Gameday has Joba at 96 while YES has him at 92 with the fastball.

  219. Sean July 19th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Wow. Gallagher impressive! Better than Rich Harden.

  220. mel July 19th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I love Joba’s follow through. It’s so smooth and casual. Like he’s playing soft toss.

  221. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    YESnetwork is offered by Directv

  222. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    that was definitely a strike

  223. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Paul: I once used a sword to scrape the snow off my car last winter.

    I might miss Syracuse, but I won’t miss the winters.

  224. mel July 19th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    pat,

    LOL. You’re absolutely right. Never mind that baseball is littered with thousands who tried, but couldn’t make it.

  225. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    YESnetwork is offered by Directv

    Right.

    But if you are out of market you get blacked out of the YES channel when the game is on. Thus the need to have EI as well.

    If you’re not getting blacked out on YES during games, you must be in the NY region, right?

  226. Laura - Thank God for making me a Yankee fan! http://blah/ July 19th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    How many pitches has Joba thrown?

  227. the catcher's mitt July 19th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Who cares what a radar gun reads. JUST THROW STRIKES AND GET OUTS !!!

  228. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    How much better do you think this team would be if Cahsman had listened to all the smart people who wanted Joba to stay in the bullpen?

    LOL

    Where are all those people now? Don’t hear much from them.

  229. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    52 pitches so far for Joba

  230. Laura July 19th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Hey, how am I supposed to get that bold thing to work? Clearly, I don’t know what I am doing.

  231. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Does anyone think posada’s shoulder is bothering him at the plate too?

  232. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    He looks lost up there.

  233. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Alex Rodriguez in 2008

    3 ball counts .485/.750/.970

    2 strikes .254/.344/.423

    shorten up the swing dammit :x

  234. m4rk6 July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Laura : Hey, how am I supposed to get that bold thing to work? Clearly, I don’t know what I am doing.

    Lemme test this out

  235. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Laura-post http://blah/ in the website space underneath mail

  236. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    See where it says Name (required) where you put Laura in, Mail (will not be published)(required)? Below that is website. If you just put anything in there, it will make your name bold

  237. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    ….

    So, like, where was this guy the first half?

  238. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    The top 5 in the lineup: 0 for 8 with 6 strikeouts

    The bottom 4 in the lineup: 5 for 5 with 2 RBI

  239. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Type blah in the website space

    nice hit robbie

  240. Laura July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    I thought that was going out.

  241. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Hello Robbie Cano

  242. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Laura,
    I typed on the website section. http://www.blah.com.

  243. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Tell that kid Spring Training starts in December next season

  244. m4rk6 July 19th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Laura – yeah. what S.A. said

  245. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Whatever Robbie did over the break, he should try to work that into his schedule in May and April.

  246. Laura July 19th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Duh for me!

  247. YankeeVIP July 19th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    what did robbie do over the allstar break!!!
    seriously, he’s a brand new hitter and it has to be related to the break (it happens every year)

    maybe going home, getting away from baseball, maybe needs 3-4 days off once in awhile.. who knows

    yanks need to find out

  248. Laura July 19th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    “The top 5 in the lineup: 0 for 8 with 6 strikeouts. The bottom 4 in the lineup: 5 for 5 with 2 RBI”

    That is why baseball is a team sport. Everyone has to contribute and help out.

  249. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Just put some heat lamps around the batter’s box in April & May and Cano will bat .300+ no problem.

  250. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Oh, boy. Back to our old ways.

  251. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Hurray!!!

    BLAH BLAH BLAH

  252. Burning question July 19th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    What would Billy Martin or Lou Piniella do when Manny returned to the dugout ???

  253. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Billy Martin probably would have punched Manny in the face

  254. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    “How much better do you think this team would be if Cahsman had listened to all the smart people who wanted Joba to stay in the bullpen?

    LOL

    Where are all those people now? Don’t hear much from them.”

    Can you add the demote Cano to AAA people?

  255. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    HAVING OUR NAME IN BOLDFACE IS LIKE WHEN STEVE MARTIN …IN THE MOVIE THE JERK….FOUND HIS NAME IN THE PHONE BOOK AND RAN DOWN THE STREET YELLING “I’M SOMEBODY!”

  256. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Oy Robbie, do you want to pitch too?

  257. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Cano has some serious teeth..

  258. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    “Hurray!!!”

    I know. It’s a miracle. What’s funny is that I used to be a computer programmer in another life and yet I couldn’t figure out how to bold my name. It’s a sad thing when you get old. LOL!

  259. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Exactly. Especially if it it means you get to use the word “blah” in order to make yourself somebody. :)

    I used blah – I have a stalker here who hates me using gibberish words like that.

  260. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    damn that strike hurt me

  261. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    NAAAASTY!!

  262. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Joba!

  263. mel July 19th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    gah! ack!

    That ump should be thrown at. He showed up Ellis by ringing him too enthusiastically.

  264. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    2 fer 2
    steal second
    steal third

  265. pat July 19th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    How many pitches until Gardner is at 2nd?

  266. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Enough of this Gardner guy.

    It’s obvious he can’t handle major league pitching.

  267. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    “Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! }”

    Can you translate please?

  268. Lampchop Louie July 19th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Right now, this is the only game being played in the major leagues which adds proof that NYC is the “City that never sleeps”.
    In Boston, the sidewalks have been rolled up and Socks fans have their alarm clocks set for 3:30 EST.

  269. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Jeter is not having the best day..wake up dude

  270. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Where was that two innings ago, Jeter?!!

  271. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    How do you not give him a few pitches to run there?

    Comeon Jeter.

  272. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Not good Jete – at least give Flash Gardner a chance to get to 2nd.

  273. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    How many pitches until Gardner is at 2nd?

    I’m surprised he’s not there yet :?

  274. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    i never saw that before

  275. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    well there he is :)

  276. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    ….Wow Brett. That was really cool.

  277. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    When is the last time you saw that?

  278. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    What happened?

    I’m “watching” on gameday here.

  279. Cheers July 19th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Should we read anything into Cano being 4 for 6 coming off the break?

    No, Pete. He’s a bum and having a down year.

  280. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    wow.

    :)

  281. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Brett baited the 1B contact there

  282. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Okay Brett, now steal third!

  283. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Attention all N.B.A. players. Thats how you set a screan.

  284. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Bob: Brett was picked off, the 1B threw to second and then Brett ran into the 1B, which apparently means you get to go to 2nd.

  285. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Come on, A-Rod. No strikeouts!!

  286. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    stealing is fun

  287. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Gardner got caught leaning but the firstbaseman was called for interference when they had him in the rundown. He was given an error for obstruction…

  288. Bronx Jeers July 19th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Obstruction during a rundown on Blankston. Gardner awarded 2nd base

  289. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Gameday is deciding whether or not to score that a ‘WTF’

  290. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks Rebecca.

    IS there arguing oing on?

    Gameday seems to be stalled. I guess it doesn’t know how to explain it. lol

  291. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Well, at least he didn’t strike out.

  292. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Bob,
    Gardner got caught leaning. Gets in a pickle,first baseman throws to the second baseman and jams Gardner going back to first.

  293. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    What happened with abreu?

  294. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    that royally sucked

  295. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    So maybe we should just have the 6,7,8 and 9 guys playing today.

    And Joba.

  296. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Man, how many runners are we going to leave on base? We should be winning this game 10-0 by now.

  297. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Abreu walked.

  298. pat July 19th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Gardner gets his first caught stealing but still ends up on second base because of obstruction. Now that’s intangibles. :smile:

  299. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Heeeere’s the team we’re used to.

  300. mel July 19th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    If it feels like the 8th inning for us, can you imagine what it feels like for the players?

  301. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    “What happened with abreu?”

    He walked,

    A-Rod flied out, Gardy to 3rd

    Stache flied out –

    I cursed and started typing

    now i’m going to have a sandwich.

    Too much? :)

  302. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    No that royally sucked bad hop

  303. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    The good news is we will be facing the pen by the sixth.

  304. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    come on Joba

  305. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Okay, Joba. Buckle down.

  306. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    The good news is we will be facing the pen by the sixth.

    Is it really ?

  307. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Joba, can we please have some outs? It’s still a 2-0 game!

  308. ANSKY July 19th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I think GArdner has to stop with that ‘upper body language’ towards first base while the pitcher is going in the set position. As he comes out of the ‘fake’ or ‘lean’ to first or whatever he calls it, there’s a little step and he seems to have some committed momentum towards second. Looks to me like the perfect time for the pitcher to make a pickoff move on him and that’s what Gallagher did. It looked like Gallagher the comedian could pick him off there.

    What can be done about Cano being a sub- .250 hitter for Apr/Ma/Jun then turning into Mr Second Half? If he goes on a tear now (looking like he’s got it going) it’s like its getting more and more so each year.

  309. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Maybe the stache is only good for the first half of the year. Second half might be best to go butt faced.

  310. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    All of those men we left on base may come back to haunt us.

  311. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Wow, I totally forgot about Chavez. That guy is always injured.

  312. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Maybe we need to figure out a way to get your name in neon and send it in a memo to the yankee offense, Laura.

  313. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Time for a DP.

  314. Chad July 19th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Yankees offense:

    1-5 hitters 0-11 6 K’s
    6-9 hitters 6-7 3 2B’s both runs scored and driven in

  315. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Melky don’t do that , just hit the cut off man.

  316. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Is Chavez out for the year? Odd that he is the one player they committed to and he has sort of disappeared ever since.

  317. Paul July 19th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Hannahan fanned again

  318. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    “What can be done about Cano being a sub- .250 hitter for Apr/Ma/Jun then turning into Mr Second Half? If he goes on a tear now (looking like he’s got it going) it’s like its getting more and more so each year.”

    Its like making a mid season trade for a .300 hitter.

    Brandon,
    I was thinking worst comes to worst we will wear down their bullpen for tomorrow. Also looks like some of our big hitters arent too confortable facing Gallagher.

  319. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Chad the bottom of the lineup basically manufactored thier runs I really hope the top can learn to that in the 2nd half.

  320. Cheers July 19th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Oh well, looks like this is one of those games Yanks will lose.

  321. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I hate watching on gameday. Especailly when you get the “In Play(runs)” message and have to wait a minute or so wondering what the hell happened.

  322. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Well the good news is that next inning we’ve got Posada…and then Robbie and Wilson.

  323. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    how did that ball get through :?

  324. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    What did they say about Frank Thomas? Isn’t he playing with OAK?

  325. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    oy. 1 more Joba. Please

  326. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    “What did they say about Frank Thomas”

    He’s hurt too.

  327. bob July 19th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    this game should easily be 6-1. unfortunately, our 1-2-3, $65 million top of the order ain’t getting it done. How many more chances will they get with two on and nobody out? maybe they burned themselves out yesterday. unfortunately for joba, his guys never give him any run support.

  328. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Joba at 80 pitches.

  329. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Atleast during the first half when Cano is no where to be found at the plate he is still making spectacular plays in the field. Maybe some day he will put together a complete season at the plate and we will all be impressed.

  330. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Try watching Game 7 of the 2001 World Series that way, Bob.

    I don’t even think I’ll be able to describe how deflating it was when I saw that appear on the screen in the bottom of the 9th. It didn’t matter what happened to score the runs – it was over, no matter what. It sucked.

  331. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    “(Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16)”

    Brandon,
    Who will win this race? Will Jeter have more dp’s than Johan giving up bombs?

  332. pat July 19th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Callagher has only been in the AL for a week. Maybe he lets up against the bottom of the order because he’s used to that from the NL.

  333. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Joba. One more out, please? Pretty please? With a cherry on top?

  334. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    The DP Dan Giese

  335. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    How can he walk Cust, Mr. Strikeout?

  336. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you.

  337. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Try watching Game 7 of the 2001 World Series that way, Bob.

    I don’t even think I’ll be able to describe how deflating it was when I saw that appear on the screen in the bottom of the 9th. It didn’t matter what happened to score the runs – it was over, no matter what. It sucked.

    Wow, as much as a gut punch as it was watching it happen live, that had to be even worse.

  338. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Brandon,
    Who will win this race? Will Jeter have more dp’s than Johan giving up bombs?

    Who knows

  339. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    And to think….that all started with a single turned into a double by Gardner.

  340. mel July 19th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Whew. Seriously.

  341. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    More runs would be real nice right now

  342. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Was that a pitch around walk to Cust?

    Makes sense if it was. He really is the only guy in this lineup who makes me nervous.

  343. Soapy July 19th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Will this Yankee team give Joba the runs he needs for a cushion to work with ?
    Stay tuned and watch this thrilling episode of ” As The Runners Freeze “.

  344. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Giambi seems to be sucking again. Maybe too much Jack Daniels out of the bottle.

  345. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    “How can he walk Cust, Mr. Strikeout?”

    All Cust does is walk, strikeout and hit homers. This is a pretty normal day for him.

  346. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    looks like the Yanks give Joba the obligatory 2 runs to work with, like they have in 4 of the last 6 games……

  347. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Yeah it really did. I was home in Australia and it was during work hours there – so that was the only way I could see the game. I dont know if it would have made it any better to see it either.

  348. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    “Wow, as much as a gut punch as it was watching it happen live, that had to be even worse.”

    I would have prefferred I had never watched that play than seeing writing on a screen. Its engraved in my memory. No shrink or hypmotist could remove it.

  349. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    “How can he walk Cust, Mr. Strikeout?”

    Mr. Strikeout leads the AL in walks.

  350. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    no Robi. no , just no :(

  351. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    You would think he’d learn that when he swings at the first pitch, he usually makes an out. Not sure why this guy can’t learn that easy lesson.

  352. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !

  353. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Is there a reason why they are swinging at the first pitch and not making this guy work all of a sudden?

  354. Bronx Jeers July 19th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    What is goin on with this 1st pitch swinging this inning

  355. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Ooopsies?

  356. mel July 19th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    So Gardner’s still perfect w/ SB? Nice job by Betty, err the CF.

  357. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Crappy inning, but I’d take a one run lead into the sixth every time the way this bullpen has been performing. Who knows? The megastars might even wake up and swing the bat before the day is done!

  358. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    would have prefferred I had never watched that play than seeing writing on a screen. Its engraved in my memory. No shrink or hypmotist could remove it.

    Yep, was such a helpless horrible feeling seeing that little dunker fall in.

    To this day, I feel ill whenever I see Luis Gonzalez swing a bat.

  359. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Do these guys have dinner plans or something? What’s with the swinging at the first pitch? Ugh!

  360. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    What the hell!! Do Melky and Cano talk before the inning and say “Hey lets see who gets a hit on the first pitch”? Ridiculous.

  361. mel July 19th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Melky, you’re no Cano. You can’t get away with that crap.

  362. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Gardner needs to get on so that we can put Jete in a ‘no GiDP’ situation!

  363. m4rk6 July 19th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Crap. Gameday just died on me. Yankees added any runs yet?

  364. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    S.o.S: Probably.

    Aww Brett…

  365. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Gardner gets caught looking…a lot

  366. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    nope. 2 more left in scoring position.

  367. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    that looked like a high and inside ball… but again good approach bad result.

  368. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    O.k. Iv had it!!Its time to bring in our Mr.Clutch 2 out rbi man.
    Sexaton! Where are you?

  369. m4rk6 July 19th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Hopefully Gardner’s eye will improve … soon.

  370. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I said it last night. They like to fool us into thinking they’ve turned the corner when in fact, they have not. This lineup is too inconsistent.

  371. Gardner for AAA July 19th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Gardner must learn that rookies don’t get borderline calls with two strikes. That makes 43 at bats, 13K’s.

  372. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    “Crappy inning, but I’d take a one run lead into the sixth every time the way this bullpen has been performing. Who knows? The megastars might even wake up and swing the bat before the day is done!”

    It’s still right back to the same-old inability to make anything of their opportunities. The big boppers failed (I’m sure we’ll hear that “he made some pitches when he had to”), and then they REALLY needed to realize that it was their job to push him past 100 pitches and get him out of this game.

  373. pat July 19th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    These guys are all going to need salt tablets after this game. Just went outside and it has got to feel like 110 in the sun.

  374. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Joba men can jump :-D

  375. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Ellis is just glad he didn’t strike out again.

  376. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Web gem.

  377. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Oh Joba be good.

  378. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    101 MPH into the 6th inning ?

  379. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I assume the 100 mph and 98 mph pitches means that Joba was emptying out the tank?

  380. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Will Joe send him out there for the 7th?

  381. Ummmmm....... July 19th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Joba is so good.

  382. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Oh no. He did the fist pump 360. We will be hearing about it for about a week. What a show off.

  383. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    THAT is the Joba we need to see more of. He was leaving a lot of FBs up last inning, I wonder if Posada or Eiland told him some mechanical thing that was going slightly wrong so that he could start pounding the corners like that.

  384. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    “I assume the 100 mph and 98 mph pitches means that Joba was emptying out the tank?”

    I dunno. He’s always had the ability to do that late in games, at least according to scouts who saw him in the minors.

  385. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I just noticed that Ohly threw 91 pitches last night at SWB – can someone enlighten me as to the plan for him?

  386. YankeeVIP July 19th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    nicely done by joba .. goose must be going crazy that joba pumped his fist..

    its a shame a kid like joba gets bashed for showing emotion. he turns around to his teamates and pumps his fist. its great and the yanks need that type of emotion.

    i think i heard this when the hole controversy started ( i think i heard this correctly). jeter told joba not to change and do what he does, dont worry about pumping your fist or not.. thats why he is the captain and he is right!

  387. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    “I just noticed that Ohly threw 91 pitches last night at SWB – can someone enlighten me as to the plan for him?”

    THere’s a post on Chad Jennings’ blog about it. They feel that starting gives him a more opportunity to face lefties and to work on his splitter between outings. It seems to be coming along, as is his slider command.

  388. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    THough, if some team like the Pirates values him in trade as a starter, awesome :-)

  389. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    we got a showdown

    Jetes vs Embree

  390. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Why wasn’t Jeter battling like this earlier in the game?

  391. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    The O on Ohlendorf stands for OVER RATED. Keep him down there or trade him. We have much better options down there than Ohly.

  392. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Ok, now that was a good AB.

  393. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    According to gameday Embree throwing 94-95?

  394. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    That would make the fourth role for Ohly in a season – seems like he’s progressing though.

    Can make Cabrerra watch that AB by Jete 50 times and write an essay about it?

    :)

  395. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    …And that wasn’t.

  396. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    “THough, if some team like the Pirates values him in trade as a starter, awesome.”

    We’ll even throw in Traber.

  397. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    2 strikes shorten the swing Alex

  398. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I haven’t seen Jeter put too many of those at-bats together this year, so if I was Cabrera, I’d watch someone else now.

  399. YankeeVIP July 19th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    was jeter holding his hammy at 2nd?

  400. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Boo, ARod. Boo.

  401. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I’m starting to get a bad feeling about this game.

  402. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Why not bat Sexson here?

  403. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I can live w/ that atleast he shortened up in that AB. Watsup w/ Jetes he better not be hurt.

  404. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    “We’ll even throw in Traber.”

    What, and lose the best lefty reliever in our entire farm system? Are you MAD?

    /ugh/

  405. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I didnt think Ohlendorf was overrated at all – when he was used to his strengths, that is.

  406. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Jorge, what exactly were you swinging at there?

  407. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Jeter looked like he was looking at his knee. Not sure.

  408. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    You know Jeter is getting old when running from first to second becomes an adventure. If he’s hurt…we might need to start wheeling his butt around in a wheelchair around the bases.

  409. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Jorge, what exactly were you swinging at there?

    a bee was bugging him

  410. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    ARGHHHHHHHHH !!!!

  411. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    “Why not bat Sexson here?”

    The A’s would just swap relievers. And then Jason’s out of the game.

  412. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    So I guess we’re not gonna get an insurance run here, are we?

  413. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    2 for 12 with RISP

    Yesterday must have been an aberration. They’re baaaack…..

  414. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I’m really starting to get nervous about Jorge.

    He doesn’t even look like himself at the plate anymore.

  415. pat July 19th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Veras, Farnsy, Mo ?

  416. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    “What, and lose the best lefty reliever in our entire farm system? Are you MAD?”

    You might be mistaken the name for Igawa.

    Angel,
    Ohly stunk in first innings just as much as second innings. I dont think he proved much last year in AAA and this year to have a free ride to the bigs. Mccutchen,Meloncon,Horne and Cox should be ahead of him.

  417. Bad Scooter July 19th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Ohlendorf is still a reliever in the Yanks eyes. He can work on more things starting at Scranton.

  418. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Okay, Veras – no homeruns today.

  419. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    ““What, and lose the best lefty reliever in our entire farm system? Are you MAD?”

    You might be mistaken the name for Igawa.”

    Sure – twist the knife! :(

  420. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    “Ohly stunk in first innings just as much as second innings.”

    Things that aren’t true include this. Yes, he had a couple rough first innings. But, he also had multiple outings where he got in trouble in the 2nd or 3rd innings of work.

    Was he perfect? No. Did he show dominance at times in a way that could indicate utility as a short reliever? Yes.

  421. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Oy Jose, can we please have some outs?

  422. YankeeVIP July 19th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    im sure im in the minority on this here and nobody really wants to discuss this.

    … but I actually would support bringing Bonds here. just having him here would make this team and this year very interesting (they need a little spice to the team right).

    if your willing to take risks like ponson and sexson, why not see what barry can do. (dfa moeller and you really dont lose anything)

  423. Andy in Rainy Daytona July 19th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Yankee fans never have the patience to see young pitchers go through growing pains. If a pitcher doesn’t do what Joba has done, you must obviously be crap.

  424. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    watchout w/ this kid Veras

  425. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I disagree. I think he’s a case of people only remember when he sucked and not remembering when he was effective and in what situations.

  426. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    “Mccutchen,Meloncon,Horne and Cox should be ahead of him.”

    So, a starter, a reliever that’s not pitched above AA, an injured AAA starter and a guy who’s stunk for about a month?

  427. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    “im sure im in the minority on this here and nobody really wants to discuss this.

    … but I actually would support bringing Bonds here. just having him here would make this team and this year very interesting”

    We’ve discussed it ad nauseum, actually.

  428. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Niiice pitch!

  429. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    “(they need a little spice to the team right). ”

    Bonds isn’t adding spice – it is adding cyanide.

  430. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I’ll discuss it, but I dont want him here.

  431. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    What did that curve look like?

    Was it as nasty as it appeared on gameday?

  432. S.o.S.27 July 19th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    whozat,
    I saw some games where he threw a 7 pitch first inning and then went on to get bombed the next inning. I know they over used him. But situations like that i dont consider him being over used. Just inconsistant.

  433. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    “… but I actually would support bringing Bonds here. just having him here would make this team and this year very interesting (they need a little spice to the team right).

    if your willing to take risks like ponson and sexson, why not see what barry can do. (dfa moeller and you really dont lose anything)”

    Ponson and Sexson aren’t clubhouse cancers. Bonds is. We have enough “excitement” with A-Rod on the team with his current personal problems. We don’t need the likes of Bonds on the Yankees.

  434. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Was that curve as close as it looked on gameday?

  435. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Jose, please, can we get one more out? Just one?

  436. don July 19th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    lets get serious the yankees still need help, get rid of melky via a trade and put him in center with damon and abrue on each end, this guy melky as done nothing for us the last 2 year consistenly, we still a # 3 or 4th starter to add besides mussina,joba, pettite, with posson the 5th starter, and we need one more power bat besides sexson, get rid of the waste with beminet,get rid of third base coach he is making too many mistakes the yankees said they want to go with youth then do it! This team can not put together a long streak if they depended on it, Cashman WAKE UP BE bold and make some moves before the season is over…

  437. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    oh boy

  438. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    uh oh.

    On the Cust of disaster here people.

  439. don July 19th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    put bret gardner in center folks/ remove melky now

  440. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    “I saw some games where he threw a 7 pitch first inning and then went on to get bombed the next inning. I know they over used him. But situations like that i dont consider him being over used. Just inconsistent.”

    Ok…So, your opinion that he sucked in his first innings too is based on such outings?

  441. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Cust of disaster. That’s a good one.

  442. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    What’d melky do?

  443. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    walk Cust or pitch around him…..

  444. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I guess they’re not pitching to Cust today.

  445. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Are they pitching around Cust?? I hope the Yanks’ inability to score some runs does not come back to bite them in the rear. I get that feeling though…

  446. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    smart walk

  447. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Wow, Jose, can we please at least have some strikes?

  448. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    This guy pitching…bases-loaded….not good.

  449. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Veras apparently needs a GPS device to find the plate.

  450. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    bad Oli Perez please leave Jose’s body

  451. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    what’s he doing?

    Comeon now!

  452. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Wow…just hand it to them.

  453. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    You know, I’d have left Joba in.

  454. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Joba no win.

  455. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Welp thats a loss

    Inept offense like always.

  456. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Take him out.

  457. blackdragon905 July 19th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  458. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Wow, Veras, that was so, so, so not cool.

    And now this is a little embarrassing because we should be up about 10-1 right now, except the top of the order decided nt to play today.

  459. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Pissed a great start by Joba away.

    Idiots.

  460. mel July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    That really sucks.

  461. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Wow…why is he leaving him in here? He can’t throw strikes.

  462. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Take Veras out, he’s lost the strike zone.

  463. Someone Else July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Why is Jose still pitching?

  464. Jack July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  465. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Blame the offense. We should be leading this game 8-1.

  466. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Gameday is listing it as an intentional walk – I think they should swap in some smarter monkeys.

  467. Jack July 19th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    CAN HE THROW A STRIKE?!?

  468. MIke July 19th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    What a disgrae. The top of the order should be made to run 500 laps after the game then clean the staudium. A punch of PIGS this bunch of trash.

  469. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Is that really necessary, Jack?

  470. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Girardi is the same idiot that Torre was in these situations…your relief pitcher DOES NOT HAVE IT today….take him out, YOU MORON ! That run did not have to be given up ! what a DOLT !

  471. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    laura is right.

    We really should be leading this game by a lot more.

    Maybe now the rest of the offense will wake up…

  472. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    “Pissed a great start by Joba away.

    Idiots.”

    Just six innings though – Joba needs to be more efficient and work deeper into games if he wants to be ‘great’

  473. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    “lets get serious the yankees still need help, get rid of melky via a trade and put him in center with damon and abrue on each end, this guy melky as done nothing for us the last 2 year consistenly, we still a # 3 or 4th starter to add besides mussina,joba, pettite, with posson the 5th starter, and we need one more power bat besides sexson, get rid of the waste with beminet,get rid of third base coach he is making too many mistakes the yankees said they want to go with youth then do it! This team can not put together a long streak if they depended on it, Cashman WAKE UP BE bold and make some moves before the season is over…”

    Don, wake up and use Spellcheck.

    Who was the outfielder making the plays out there today, and who was the one who couldn’t play a ball off one bounce?

    Of course, neither screwed up as badly as Carlos Gonzalez…

    Thank God Joba’s got about 15 more seasons in him, since he can’t find the luck to actually get a win this year.

    Mama mia….just saw that get away from Posada. Welcome to the 2008 Yankees. They are every bit the team that was constructed over the past eight years. they’ll make you cheer one day and break your heart the next when you see the problems showing through. This team is most definitely a work in progress.

  474. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Quentin’s diaper service here!

    Looks like the Oakland pitcher came as advertised. Please tell me I didn’t get here too late and people have already wet their pants. If Yankees left runners that’s because Oakland’s pitching is the best in the league. This guy is supposed to be their premier pitcher.

    Anyway, here’s hoping nobody is ready to trade Veras for one bad day!

  475. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    What’s the point of making Joba a starter if you aren’t going to give him a chance to win?

  476. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    What a disgrae. The top of the order should be made to run 500 laps after the game then clean the staudium.

    And before doing that they should have to eat a bunch of hard boiled eggs and drink a few glasses of milk.

  477. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    “Just six innings though – Joba needs to be more efficient and work deeper into games if he wants to be ‘great’”

    It’s his first season as a big league starter.

  478. mel July 19th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Well, it could’ve been a lot worse. And the margin shouldn’t be so thin.

    Let’s get it back, boys.

  479. don July 19th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    this is what cashman wants folks a bunch of old guys playing baseball

  480. Someone Else July 19th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    ““Pissed a great start by Joba away.

    Idiots.”

    Just six innings though – Joba needs to be more efficient and work deeper into games if he wants to be ‘great’”

    Yeah, Joba should totally be more efficient and work deeper into games like Livan Hernandez. Will the Twins give us Livan for Joba do you think?

  481. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Joba’s a rookie, he’s still learning & adjusting to MLB hitters as a starter. Joba becoming more efficient should come in time. If this game is lost, it’s on the shoulders of the vets #1-5.

  482. Someone Else July 19th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Joba’s been amazingly good as a rookie starter… and is 2-3.

  483. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    “Just six innings though – Joba needs to be more efficient and work deeper into games if he wants to be ‘great’”

    How dare Joba not be “great” in his first full season in the majors!! You mean he still has something to learn?! Who’s got time for development?! Trade him for Xavier Nady NOW!

  484. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    whozat –

    it just wasn’t a great start – I have as big a man crush on Joba as the next Yankee fan but that doesn’t mean he is perfect. He’ll get better though.

  485. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    this is what cashman wants folks a bunch of old guys playing baseball

    ?

  486. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    The offense has been inconsistent against good and bad pitching though. That said though, Gallagher IS actually a decent pitcher, he did his job and limited the damage when having men on base.

  487. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    A shame Joba gets screwed out of another win by an inept collection of zillionaires. Veras was off, but he has to learn to pitch through it and at least he managed, but the top of the order is just grostesque today.

    Still we ought to win a battle of the bullpens especially with an extra at bat… but it blows to give away a lead without making the other guy earn it.

  488. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    “this is what cashman wants folks a bunch of old guys playing baseball”

    Wait…Brian Cashman, the GM who has refused to trade ANY interesting prospects for vets since the RJ trade wants a bunch of old guys playing baseball? The GM who has repeatedly publicly stated his commitment to young players?

  489. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    “Yeah, Joba should totally be more efficient and work deeper into games like Livan Hernandez. Will the Twins give us Livan for Joba do you think?”

    lol – clown.

  490. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Dear Commenters:

    The score is still 2-2.

    Love,
    JS

  491. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    If this game is lost the horrific at bats by Jeter and Abreu in the second will top the list of reasons.

  492. hh July 19th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    The old problem of this season happened again.The hitters couldn’t score some runs when the team needed.

  493. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Joba: one run over six innings = quality start.

    Not his fault if the Yankees decided to stop hitting.

  494. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    “it just wasn’t a great start – I have as big a man crush on Joba as the next Yankee fan but that doesn’t mean he is perfect.”

    For a 22 year old rookie, it certainly was a great start.

  495. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    This game is tailor-made for the Yanks to lose now.

  496. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Capitalization is your friend, Don.

  497. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I guess everyone is gonna try and hit a game winning 500 ft homerun now.

  498. mel July 19th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Why watch if you know we’re going to lose?

  499. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Bob(TheOriginal)…thats exactly what I was thinking.

  500. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Why cant Bernie Mac ever get a Doggone hit!

  501. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I have to say this:

    It must be excrutiating to be out there today.

    I spent three hours out there this morning, including an hour in line at the Shake Shack to get a burger. It was awful.

    Being out there on that field, no matter how inviting that fan with the cold water blowing at them looks in the dugout, must be beyond words.

    Yeah, they get paid millions but, goddamn, that doesn’t make the weather any better out there.

  502. Big Joe July 19th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Top 4 guys (about $80mm this year) 0 for 11 with a combined 14 men left on base and 4 strikeouts.

    Bottom 4 (about $5mm) 6 for 12 with the only 2 rbi’s

    Somethings not right there.

  503. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    …That was totally not the inning we needed. Oh well.

  504. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Farnsy coming in here goes nothing.

  505. Peter Abraham July 19th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Some of you guys are being unreasonable with Joba.

    1. He’s 22.
    2. It’s 96 degrees.
    3. It’s humid as heck

    Six innings and one run is doing your job and then some. You run him out there for 115 pitches on a day like this and you’re wiping him out. His next start against Boston, by the way.

    They have handled him perfectly this season. He’ll learn now to be more economical. Give cut him slack, he is 22 and was in AA ball at this time last season.

  506. don July 19th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    we really need to model after the rays, they are young, fast, and consistent, yes they make mistakes, but they give thier young talent a chance

  507. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    TK: Strange. My Facebook profile just got updated with a reference to my man-love for Joba.

    I’d like to welcome the vultures who have just joined us on the forum in order to declare a 2-2 tie an absolute loss for the team. You really must all be a fun bunch to hang out with.

  508. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Oh boy, we’re due for a Farnsworthless meltdown.

  509. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I’m sorry but Farnsy is coming in this game

    HANDS ON THE RAILS EVERYBODY, THE WILD ROLLERCOASTER IS HERE…

  510. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks Pete these people are so doggone unreasonable. Joba looked great when he learns pitch economy he’ll be even better.

  511. bob July 19th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    86w183
    July 19th, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    If this game is lost the horrific at bats by Jeter and Abreu in the second will top the list of reasons.

    don’t forget about the worthless at-bats by arod and giambi as well.

  512. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    How about the fact that Gallagher actually did his job, Big Joe?

  513. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    At least we didn’t leave any runs on base.

  514. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    No one should question Joba here…the problem is the Yanks’ continued inability to hit when it counts. Hands down. The pitching has been relatively solid.

  515. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Ok whozat – you just had to go and get the blogfather to weigh in on your behalf. No Fair!

  516. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Pete,

    I agree 100%. This game is not about Joba but yet again about the sad offense and inept hitting with RISP. In a game they NEED to win if they’re trying to get to the postseason. Wasting quality starts is not good.

  517. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Is it Joba’s fault that Veras couldn’t find the zone. I dont get it 6 IP 1 ER 8 K’s and people are groaning I just dont get it.

  518. Dire July 19th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Farnsworth blows it, you know it’s coming :cry:

  519. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    lol, at last someone points out that at this point, the game is a tie and not actually lost.

  520. don July 19th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    whozat where are the young players cashman is talking about, what joba and cano and ??????

  521. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    “we really need to model after the rays, they are young, fast, and consistent, yes they make mistakes, but they give thier young talent a chance”

    do you know how the Rays got to where they got? they were patient through losing for multiple seasons, drawing zero fans, accumulating draft picks, watching some of them go badly, and finding what seems to be the right combination after many years of trial and error. just from YOUR posts for the past 10 minutes here, i can tell you wouldn’t stand for that with this team for a minute.

  522. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    “they give thier young talent a chance”

    hey have more young talent to which to give chances. The Yankees went into the season with THREE pitchers under the age of 23 expected to contribute to the rotation this season. There is not a single young player at AAA that could be contributing right now who’s not here, with teh possible exception of Juan Miranda. As a lefty DH who is horrendous against lefties, he has limited utility. That is literally the only player who’s not up here because of too many veterans.

    Their bullpen is pretty much entirely stocked by homegrown players as well.

  523. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Everyone should have expected this a rookie pitcher the Yanks have never seen is the perfect weapon against this team. Anyone who really watches this team on a day to day basis know that Yanks offense+Unknown pitcher= 7 shutout innings at least.

  524. confused July 19th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    What is it about Saturday day games that the Yankees play without a sense of urgency ? Do they party hearty as a team on Friday nights ? Lack of sleep ?
    It’s not just this Saturday but most Saturdays.

  525. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Dire

    Wrong, wrong wrong.

  526. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    “Ok whozat – you just had to go and get the blogfather to weigh in on your behalf. No Fair!”

    :-P My dad can totally beat up your dad!

    (I didn’t email him or anything, btw…)

  527. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    the renaissance of Kyle Farnsworth continues…

  528. mel July 19th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    How did that foul ball miss Jorge’s nose?

  529. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Can someone go yard in the ninth that would make everyone forget about Veras meltdown.

  530. Laura - A big fan of hitting with RISP July 19th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Oh My God! Has Farnsy become a pitcher we can put our faith in?

  531. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Korageous Kyle does it again!

    :)

  532. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Would the “oh no, it’s Kyle Farnsworth!” vultures like to comment on the last half-inning?

  533. Someone Else July 19th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    You guys would boo Babe Ruth for having the gall to go 0/4, lol.

  534. stuart July 19th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    in california so I cannot see this masterpiece.. sounds like our big guns are as clutch as ever.. I see a post get rid of melky how about JETER.. sounds like he is having a really clutch game along with the other mulit millionaires..

    really can there be a team worse with RISP then this one??? Are they that big of chockers?????

    they should have 5 runs minimum…Oakland plays these games every night….score a damn run

  535. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Who is the Yankee pitcher for tomorrow? Pettite?

  536. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Oh My God! Has Farnsy become a pitcher we can put our faith in?

    No, don’t get sucked in! It’s still Kyle Farnsworth. He can blow up at any moment!

    LOL

    But yeah, it is nice to see him getting the job done lately.

  537. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    What is it about this offense that they can’t give Joba any run support?

    How many games has Joba started now where he has gotten only 3 runs or less from the Yankees offense?

  538. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    “Would the “oh no, it’s Kyle Farnsworth!” vultures like to comment on the last half-inning?”

    Eleven pitches is far too many for a perfect inning! And not even 70% strikes! Robertson (homegrown, 23 year old player…) had 11 strikes of 12 pitches while striking out the side yesterday!

  539. mel July 19th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    LOL. Justin Spier is doing the lineup with a Swartzeneger voice.

  540. hh July 19th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    This expensive hitters really gave the pitchers heavy pressures this season.

  541. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Oh man, the mighty Brad Ziegler is in. We’re screwed.

  542. stuart July 19th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    the offense stinks all the time not just for Joba.. there offense is in the middle of the pack.. again our leading RBI guy has 59, we only have 3 guys with 50 or more RBI’s they have 61 games left…

  543. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    …Even when we’re not trying to go ahead on one swing we still have no luck.

  544. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    “How many games has Joba started now where he has gotten only 3 runs or less from the Yankees offense?”

    Singleton said Joba has only gotten 2 runs of suppert in 5 of his 7 starts.

  545. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    That dominant 86 MPH fastball. Man, Jeter, that’s totally OK to get beat by heat like that.

  546. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Friggin JEter

  547. mel July 19th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    If we don’t score bring Farnsworth back for another.

  548. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    “Eleven pitches is far too many for a perfect inning! ”

    It is GREAT for a 32 year old who has only been a professional for 9 years!

    (lol)

  549. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Nice defense by Oakland…another sign that the Yanks may not even deserve to win this game.

  550. Tseng July 19th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Come on A-rod, step up!

  551. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    An A-bomb from A-Rod I think he is way due.

  552. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Can A-rod be clutch?

  553. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Bob—-

    you are right about ARod and Giambi… but up 2-0, pitcher on the ropes, runners 2nd and 3rd and no one out for Jeter and just one out for Abreu are MUST deliver RBI situations. I think veteran major leaguers should put the ball in play EVERY time in that situaiton and drive in a run at least 75 percent of the time and they both whiffed.

    I didn’t they were the only reasons.. I said those two at bats would top the list…. hopefully it’s a list we wont have to make.

  554. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Bobby, I’d have traded those three walks for one sac fly.

  555. stuart July 19th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Jeter is hitting 279 with no power fans…….

    blame it on melky and gardner all you want… look at abreu, jeter, arod, giambi, and posada to name a few….
    these guys are not getting it done, not even close………..

  556. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    “Friggin JEter”

    that bum! how could he be so dominant for 12 seasons!

  557. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Honestly Jete is having his worst year ever.

  558. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    good luck Mo looks like it will be tied in the 9th

  559. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Veras has been ineffective twice in his last 3 appearances if I’m not mistaken…

  560. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    How does this chump get the inside fastball called, but Veras can’t get closer pitches?

  561. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    So0o0 Clutch!

  562. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Wow Alex, way to be totally not clutch.

  563. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Do you think any pitcher in baseball gets nervous having to face A-Rod in tight games?

  564. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    MadonnArod

  565. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    “look at abreu, jeter, arod, giambi, and posada”

    three of those aren’t, and shouldn’t, be going anywhere for a very long time. they do need to be leaders we know they can be, but we’re going to have to look at the kind of players we’re acquiring and developing around them for the future.

  566. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Not a good day for A-Rod.

  567. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I don’t mean to be a troll here but does it not seem like everytime its a close game Arod is 0-4… Not to pick only on the guy but I love how he hits a homerun up 6-1 yesterday and just can’t seem to ignite the offense when others aren’t hitting…. He comes up with his 3 clutch hits per year but hes just not a sparkplug to an offense even with his sick numbers

  568. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I love how when we critique Jeter for how he is playing, we must pay homage to his past 12 years. Look…I thank him for what he has done. He has done it with hard work and class. But lets call it as is…he is not getting it done at all this year. He’s got no power and drive in his swing. He’s not hitting in the clutch. Everyone knows how it is in NYC “What have you done for me lately?”

  569. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    This is bad Mo is actually human in tied games.

  570. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Mo in a tie game?

    Not his specialty this year.

  571. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Its funny, all some people need to be able to post reasonably on here, is a game where they are winning from the start, and winning comfortably.

    The minute they aren’t winning a game easily – the hysterical posts start again. :)

  572. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    “Veras has been ineffective twice in his last 3 appearances if I’m not mistaken…”

    Prior to the 10th, he hadn’t given up a run since June 21. So, yeah…today, once right before the break…and then a month ago.

    Totally unacceptable Alex. The guy is throwing BP fastballs.

  573. stuart July 19th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    jeter may have been great for 12 yrsz. but he is not great now. not even close… he along with the other multi millionaires are all hype and limited results…

    arod and the gang all you can do is shake your head, they cannot manufacture runs, they are just so inept..

    terrible game if they lose..par for the course…leave the pen with no room, no clutch hitting from the big boys only from the bottom of the order…..

  574. Mike Mineo July 19th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    what an absolutely pitiful offense

    if the yankees acquire a reliever i will be very upset. that is not the main issue for the huge disappointment that has occurred this year

  575. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    A-Rod aka Mr. Not-Clutch, unless it’s a contract/opt-out year.

  576. Dman July 19th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    thanks for jinxing us pete

  577. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I like that shot of both of the stadiums.

  578. don July 19th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Jorge Stienbrenner, lets me tell you I was a yankee fan in the 60s and all though years they lost, Even the 70S but We need a manager with, passion, fire and a sense of urgency, we need concictency, yea we have had injurys but do other teams, The yankees are old, that is quite obvious we need to blend in more youth and watch them grow as a team

  579. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    here we go

  580. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Right on cue, Mo as predicted in a tied game.

  581. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Come on Mo…I know it’s a tie game an all…but still…

  582. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    “I don’t mean to be a troll here but does it not seem like everytime its a close game Arod is 0-4…”

    Well…when your cleanup hitter goes 0 for 4, you probably don’t score nearly as many runs. So, of course they struggle to score when he doesn’t hit.

    It’s like how people say “wow, Damon really ignites the offense! Look how well they do when he gets on base!”

    Of course they do. He’s the leadoff man. When your leadoff guy gets on base, your middle of the order hitters get more RBI opportunities and will probably drive in more runs. Correlation and causation are not the same thing.

  583. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    that miniscule of small sample of tie games Mo has lost be damned…..they beat us now, they beat the best closer of all time. you say, “good job,” tip your hat, and move onto tomorrow.

    of course, none of this has happened yet…

  584. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I think a “stache” moment would lighten the mood in here IMO.

  585. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    They are going to run on Posada’s arm….and his arm wont

  586. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Nice throw Jorge, almost went into CF.

  587. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    At least Scutaro isn’t on the A’s anymore.

  588. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Ouch…bad throw. Is he going to complain when Molina is the catcher?

  589. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    ugh

  590. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Perhaps they should have pulled Posada for Molina

  591. Mike Mineo July 19th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    that about seals it

    what a horrible game

  592. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    “that is quite obvious we need to blend in more youth and watch them grow as a team”

    You’re right. This is obvious. Especially because Cashman has REPEATEDLY SAID THAT THIS IS HIS EXACT GOAL. The problem is that, because of poor drafting before 2005 and a lack of high draft picks, many of the talented players are very young. Still, they committed to three starters below the age of 23 going into this season. Two got hurt after being ineffective. They also committed to Melky. And now Gardner’s up. And their pen is stocked with guys they pretty much developed themselves.

    And you’re still complaining.

  593. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    This ump is giving no corners today.

  594. mel July 19th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Why no Molina?

  595. MIke July 19th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    A run in and the YAnkees go 123 in the ninth. Over and out see ya this team is just awfull

  596. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    whozat… What I’m saying is when its a tie game he never comes through in the clutch… He always seems to add onto our huge leads but never can go 1-4 in a close game with that clutch 2 out RBI go ahead single…. He either goes nuts or does nilch

  597. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Hahahaha…who did not see this coming?

  598. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: *15 even in All Star Games) (Johan HR count: *16) July 19th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I got to step out guys we’ll be listening on the radio.

  599. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Oh my God!

  600. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    enjoy the rest of the game, everyone.

    win or lose, this is our team.

    (yes, i did just see that….)

  601. Chris July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Mo is not Mo when it comes to tie ball games.

  602. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    This is just plain depressing now.

  603. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    This is one of those BAD loses.

    No reason they should have lost today….none.

  604. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    This game could have been put away long ago.
    Lame

  605. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    single, steal,move runner to 3rd, flyout,run score 3-2
    Giambi Posada Cano can we come back????????

  606. MIke July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Told YA

  607. bob July 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    this is the most worthless 200 million dollar team.

  608. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Posada’s great big ego in on display along with his spaghetti arm

  609. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    All over Posada’s arm. Unbelievble. He can’t reach the base. I mean, if this game is not a microcosm of why the Yanks are not going anywhere, anytime soon…I dont know what is.

  610. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Mo has turned into Billy Wagner.

  611. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    The game’s not over yet, but there is absolutely no way we should lose, if that’s what happens.

    This game is (once again) on the offense.

  612. Jed July 19th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    will be one of the worst losses all year. there is absolutely no excuse for losing today

  613. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I honestly didn’t see this coming how upsetting.

  614. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    If Posada isn’t gonna hit, then he shouldn’t be behind the plate.

    This is getting ridiculous.

  615. sdjohn July 19th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    What a effin waste! Keep collecting those millions boys, you so don’t deserve it. Jorge, my grandma called, she wants her arm back!

  616. JMAC July 19th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Jorge needs to shut his face next time he complains that he’s a catcher. His arm is not the same and is a liability in close games…I agree with others should have been pulled for Molina.

  617. george July 19th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    i can’t help thinking that the Yanks would have more than 2 runs today if Cashman were doing his job – improving the team – and picking up Bonds off the scrap heap.

  618. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    some of ya’ll…

  619. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Jorge needs to put his ego in the backseat and let Molina catch.

  620. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Mo should have shaved

  621. YankeesTech July 19th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Tough talking posada throws like a girl

  622. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    “Mo has turned into Billy Wagner.”

    Um, NO!

  623. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    It’s funny…everyone who criticized me and many others for lamenting how this game was undoubtedly going to turn out…this is why we were lamenting. Because this has happened before and will happen again. Regardless if the Yanks come back or not, this game should not even have been close. Disgusting.

  624. pat July 19th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Rebecca

    Your optimism isn’t primed. Last year at this time you would be giving a 27 outs pep talk.

  625. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Boston up early.

    Pissed away last night’s gain.

    Great job guys.

    Great f’en job!

  626. Pat G July 19th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    No more predictions, especially nothing like “The Yankees should win five of their next six.” That’s just a bad idea.

  627. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    If Posada doesnt hit he might as well ride the pine he is officially a one dimensional player. Think Adam Dunn, Manny Ramirez all bat 0 glove.

  628. Goose July 19th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    UPDATE, 3:13 p.m.: That seems to be it for Jobamania, who has thrown 96 pitches here in the Sahara. If so, he will have dropped his ERA to 2.64 as a starter. Can somebody please inform Goose Gossage of this so he will stop saying Joba belongs in the bullpen?

    How does that foot taste?

  629. don July 19th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    The yankees are old and in the late innings it starts to show, maybe will oput the young kinds in first and bring out the old guys in the last 4 or 5 innings that might work

  630. stuart July 19th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    jorge cannot throw.. is it hard to figure out.. arod sucks in the lcutch and this is not some hysteria it is the facts.. this lineup sucks I am tired of hearing about how good these guys are, they are not that good.. they are the least clutch team in the league that is the bottom line…

    Mo again in a tie game what is up with that???

    so this will be a terrible loss we have had about 10 of these this yr.. hope arod can get to the club early tonight, bring jeter with you he stinks also…sorry that is sacrilege to talk bad about jeter, but watch the games, the guy barely hits it out of the infield…

    nah blame the loss on melky or gardner..

    THE MULTI MILLIONAIRES ON THIS TEAM ARE STEALING FROM THE STEINBRENNERS…THEY shouyld be arrested for theft…arod $28 mill., jeter 19, giambi 21, abreu 17, posada 13 mill(the yanks have about 5 dh’s because that is what Jorge is), since jorge cannot throw at all we have to play that offensive star molina more then he should, this team is dreadful…losing to a bunch of scrubs.. they trade all there good players and they still have a better record then the Yanks that is all you need to know…………

    oakland has a better record then the team of superstars……………………..

  631. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    “Mo has turned into Billy Wagner.”

    Um, NO!”

    All I meant was that Wagner can’t pitch in tie games either.

  632. george July 19th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    both runners had huge jumps. that’s not Posada. the throws did look weak though

  633. Stanny46 July 19th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Jorge has no business catching with his arm like this. Molina needs to be out there.

  634. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Rebecca

    Every label you put up, i.e. has the opposite effect.

    Try Yankees can’t hit and they may start hitting.

  635. Michael Kay's Worst Nightmare July 19th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Let’s not blame Mo here for this game if we lose. Rivera is the very VERY least of our concerns. This game will be lost/won on one of the major problems facing the Yankees: this catching dilemma. Posada can hit, but not catch… Molina can catch, but not hit…There are no solutions as of right now.

  636. Neil July 19th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    The Yankees are 3 for 32 against Huston Street and Richie Sexson has two of those hits

  637. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Glad to see that being in Cali has lightened up Stuart’s mood!

    :(

  638. sdjohn July 19th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Al from BK, um then really he’s Dunn or Manny, with 1/4 of the bat because at least they hit some dingers and driver runs in. We will regret that 4 year contract we gave a 36 yo catcher for the next 4 years. Check another “bad move” up for Cash and Co.

  639. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I’m so sick of watching this same crap series after series after series.

    Nothing is gonna change with these clowns.

    They just flat out stink.

    End of story.

  640. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    pat: Actually, that didn’t start till the beginning of September ;)

    It’s a one run game and the Yankees have three outs left. I’m not apoplectic, just frustrated.

    There’s being optimistic–the Yankees will have a great second half, and then there’s delusional–the Yankees will never lose a game ever again even if they leave 10 men on base ;)

    All right. Bottom of the ninth. one run before three outs.

    We do this. We win today.

  641. MikeC July 19th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Goose July 19th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    How does that foot taste?

    —————————–

    Yeah, and I’m so sure Karstens, Giese, or Igawa (i.e. the pitchers who we would be seeing if Joba wasn’t in the rotation) would have held the A’s to one run over six innings.

  642. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Watch Giambi walk and then Jorge GIDP.

  643. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Yes MIke…the problem is we are cursed??? WHAT??? The problem is we have no clutch hitters.
    As for he foot in Pete’s mouth…I don’t think its there. The game wouldn’t even be close if it wasn’t for him right now. So, bring out Sidney Ponson, Darrel Rasner, Tyler Clippard, Matt DeSalvo, Chase Wright, Kei Igawa…all you want. See how well the bullpen works when they arent in a position to win.

  644. Fredo Corleone July 19th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Street has struggled of late. This ain’t over by a longshot.

  645. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Posada will get a gwrbi and justify his existence.

  646. lil' m July 19th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Now it’s about Joba? Amazing. Two runs of support in his last seven outings and he’s the problem. Wow. Games like yesterday’s notwithstanding, it’s usually been the Yankees’ offense that’s the problem. Not the pitching, for the most part, and certainly not Joba. And when it gets to the point where the relievers have to be perfect to win games because their “900+ runs” offense can’t hit with RISP, then it’s not the bullpen either. If Joba were put on the open market right now, every one of the 29 other teams in MLB would be busily finding a way to obtain his services by just about any means possible.

  647. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Who is going to be trying to hit a 10-run homer??? Oh…thats right. All of them.

  648. Peter Abraham July 19th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    The Yankees losing is no excuse for posting stupid things like wanting Alex to get into a car accident. Either grow up or get off this blog.

    We’re not going to tolerate idiots.

  649. stuart July 19th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    jorge may have been a bad signing for 4 yrs. but all the whiners and losers wanted it. the yanks had no choice, so quite the after the fact BS…..

    this should be over fast. he will throw very few strikes and the yanks will help him out

  650. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    “both runners had huge jumps. that’s not Posada. the throws did look weak though”

    But would they have been as agressive if Molina was catching?

    I don’t think so…

  651. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    This isn’t over, but Giambi probably shouldn’t strike out.

  652. JMAC July 19th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I guarantee there is no way the Sox would have given Posada 4 years last year since they dont’ seem to care as much about making players feel good, but he needs to get over this “I’m a catcher” crap. At this point he’s a part time catcher/DH/first baseman. The A’s are a traditionally non-running team but have still managed to make Jorge look bad. The Yankees need to be smarter about this and take him out in close games since a single becomes a routine double.

  653. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    What a wonderful use of your bullpen, Joe. Not taking out Veras, when he clearly stunk….Bringing in Mo when it is NOT a save situation, when he clearly is NOT his best….YOU ROCK, JOE….WE LOVE YOU ! :-(

  654. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Amen Peter.

  655. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    That run in the last inning was completely on Posada. He has become such a liability as a catcher. His throws were so horrible that Jeter was trying his best to make sure they do not go into the outfield.

  656. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    nobody is whining about the Jorge signing.

    We’re “whining” that he is obviously not healthy enough to be playing right now.

  657. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks! Let’s Go Yanks!

  658. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Cano is going to hit a tater. So it is written, so it shall be done!

  659. C July 19th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    A-Rod,Jeter,Bobby,Posoda (nearly US$80,000,000 per year)and hitting coach kevin long stink.

  660. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    NOW THAT is a good at-bat. Take notes.

  661. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Now Christian should run for Giambi.

  662. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    here comes the GIDP as predicted

  663. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Rally! Rally!

  664. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Posada is still a good player but his shoulder is injured. Therefore he can’t throw well.

    He will make up for it now.
    Are you optomistic Rebecca?

  665. MikeC July 19th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Wait, is someone actually arguing AGAINST bringing your closer into a tie game at home? Yikes.

  666. JMAC July 19th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Nice stat on YES: Yankees 1-40 when trailing after 8 innings, so much for those old teams that would fight until the end

  667. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    optimistic

  668. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    wow…AHAHAHA.

  669. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    ….

    Not cool.

    At all.

  670. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    The “Magic Christian”

  671. Stanny46 July 19th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Ughhhh, this is not pretty!

  672. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Uggghhhh!

  673. pat July 19th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    That is so a microcosm of the season so far.

  674. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    …oh well…would’ve been a DP anyway…

  675. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Now I have seen everything. What a bunch of chumps.

  676. Eugie July 19th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    LOL at this team!

  677. The Vince Black Show July 19th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    at least he saved jorge from hitting into a dp

  678. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    If that is not a microcosism of our season, I don’t know what is.

  679. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I meant if he hadn’t run…

  680. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    That “falling down” thing looms fairly large.

  681. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Would have been a DP anyway.

    Wow, that was REAL hard to see coming.

    Thank God Joe left him behind the plate.

    Thanks for playing today Jorge.

  682. pat July 19th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Is it Big Sexy time?

  683. Stanny46 July 19th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    That would have tied it folks!

  684. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    And if Christian hadn’t fallen down, this game is tied.

  685. Ummmmm....... July 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    We’d be tied if it wasn’t for that moron rookie.

  686. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I really feel bad for Justin.
    Now let us hope Betmit comes through.

  687. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    LOL

    God I hate this team

  688. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    how big was that Christian gaff?

  689. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!!

  690. Jed July 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    something tells me betemit isnt making contact

  691. Pat G July 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    BETEMIT

  692. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Wow. Wilson Betemit.

  693. Jed July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    WOW – A COMPLETE SHOCK

  694. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Yeaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

  695. Patrick â„¢ July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Wow… I am totally in shock right now.

  696. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    In Play(runs)

    WOOOHOOOO!

  697. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Holy frack!!!!

  698. Vrsce July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Betemit shows the big boys how it is done.

  699. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    this team needs young talent… look whos hit today… the young guys cano, melky, and gardner

  700. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Its not like he fell on purpose, it just happened so cut him a break.

    And as I’m typing this betemit saves the entire team from an awful loss. At least for now.

  701. pat July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    And the whiners get a respite….

  702. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I’ll give cred when cred is due. Betemit I didn’t think you had it in you! So glad you prooved me wrong =)

    Melky, please!!!!

  703. fleas (gardner races greyhounds) July 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    this team is not under-performing. it is all they can do. they are not a good team anymore. sad really sad.

  704. Adam DeSanctis July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    WOW…Betamit?? Who would have thunk it?

  705. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    YES!!!

  706. JMAC July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Ok that’s more like it…well the question now is does Posada come out to catch next inning…hard to lose a bat but I think defense might be more important here. Sexson is still on the bench anyway.

  707. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Of course – tater is latin for a gapper double. :)

  708. mel July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Hot damn, Betty!

  709. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Now the Yanks got to win and that should propel them them on to a lon gwinning streak.

    Now Melky has to show the killer instict and hit a double to close the game.

  710. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    So in reality…let’s think about how this game should be right now. Christian would have been at third on the ground ball by Posada. Cano woul dhave doubled him in, and Betemit would have singled him in. Game over. How shoelaces change the game.

  711. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Good.

    LEt these bums play a few more hours in the heat.

    Theydeserve it.

  712. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    “should sexson be in the line up for 3 games see what he’s got. betemit strikes out way to much.”

  713. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Diaper for fleas when the game is over. Just stick around fleas.

    Anyone else?

  714. fleas (gardner races greyhounds) July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    big deal they tied it. 1 and 40 in comeback wins after 8.. horrible

  715. pat July 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Walk off Gardner?

  716. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Too funny if Melky or Gardner get the GWRBI !

  717. Buzz July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    cant believe this is happening WOW!

  718. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    And that’s clutch hitting!!!!!

  719. Big Joe July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I say tomorrow flip the Batting Order. Send a message. The Top of this order lacks heart, desire and has lost much ability. JMHO.

  720. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    The whiners need to stop being such fair-weathered fans. It’s a long season. Even though the Yanks have been really inconsistent this year, they’re only 4 back of the Sox in the loss column and the bottom of the lineup has shown some real grit in picking up the sluggers today.

  721. Bronx Jeers July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    The Bottom Bombers gettin it done !

  722. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    MELKY BABY……………. GARDNER 2ND WALKOFF RIGHT HERE BABY…………. LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  723. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Ouch, how often do you ever see that happening?

    How can you hate a team? My three year old nephew throws tantrums like that.

    Honestly.

  724. sdjohn July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Wow. I know this sounds kinda crazy, how about a squeeze here?

  725. fleas (gardner races greyhounds) July 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    melky got a 2 out 9th inning single? wow.. unreal

  726. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Does anyone still want to trade for Huston Street?

    Maybe the Brewers special assistant who’s scouting these games will tell them to trade for Kyle instead!

  727. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    If we win this game, we have Robbie to thank. That double was huge.

  728. fleas (gardner races greyhounds) July 19th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    c’mon brett!!!!!!!

  729. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    As long as he doesn’t get caught looking…again.

  730. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    So Christian tripped?

    Gameday simply said “caught stealing”

  731. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Gardner has another opportunity to show his magic like he did against Sox :)

  732. Big Joe July 19th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    This team can still win but we need consistent effort not just 2-3 nights a week.

  733. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    SUICIDE SQUEEZE!! DO IT!

  734. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Bob,

    Christian had a great jump but somehow in his haste, he stumbled and got tagged out

  735. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    ok ask me this, why are you hitting and running with the winning run at third? does that make ANY sense?

  736. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Yankees 1-40 when trailing after 8 innings, so much for those old teams that would fight until the end

    Stadium ghosts from the All Star Game decided they’d like to see the second half go like old times.

    Buckle your seat belt and act happy.

  737. JMAC July 19th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    why is melky stealing? winning run on 3rd

  738. pat July 19th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Cone calling for the Billy Martin trick. Melky gets in a run down and falls down while Wilson scores. Why not!

  739. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    That’s what I mean Big Joe. I’m a “whiner” by others’ standards on here, but you can’t just show up in the 9ht inning of every game.

  740. Moose July 19th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Pete, can you tip your cap to Betemit a little better than “a couple of nice cuts by Cano and Betemit”? As badly as you savage him, give him props when he earns them, for chrissakes!

  741. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    to extras we go…

  742. Tseng July 19th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I don’t feel too nervous about extra innings if they’re needed. The bullpen has been great until today.

  743. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Is Mo coming back out?

  744. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    THey were trying to steal to prevent the force.

  745. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    We’re going to extras…clutch hitting by the Yanks there in the 9th-very encouraging against Street, no less…

    Go Yanks!!!!

  746. NongEyeJon July 19th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    And possibly…draw a throw from suzuki….

  747. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Well, at least they tied the game. Gotta shut it down here and let the big bats finally early their pay in the bottom half of the inning.

  748. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    “Maybe the Brewers special assistant who’s scouting these games will tell them to trade for Kyle instead!”

    Unless the Yanks are out of it, Kyle will not be traded. And, we will get a draft pick in the off-season if he is not brought back.

  749. fleas (gardner races greyhounds) July 19th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    they couldn’t close the deal.. shouldn’t bee surprising, they only have once this year.

  750. jennifer- I got your back Girardi-Moose was robbed July 19th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I feel bad for Justin. :( looked like his spikes got caught in the dirt.

  751. canocabrera July 19th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    #@$#^%&^&$% gardner!

  752. JMAC July 19th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Not worth the risk in that situation…Winning run on 3rd just stay put.

  753. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    It is sad, but replacing Posada with Molina is the right move here.

  754. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Now they bring in Molina.

  755. JMAC July 19th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    looks like Jorge is out…guess Girardi woke up

  756. canocabrera July 19th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I feel bad for Justin as well

  757. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I hope Posada isn’t on the bench pouting.

  758. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I guess I have to stop hating on Betemit.

  759. michelle(long time reader, seldom poster) July 19th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Now molina is in the game, i think girardi must have a book on how to manage by Joe torre on the bench with him.

    What happened to the small ball we were supposed to be playing? we have possibly the fastest guy in the majors at bat, who doesnt hit well, why not try the squeeze.

  760. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    “I hope Posada isn’t on the bench pouting.”

    If he pouts he should be sent for his shoulder surgery right away so that he does not get to pout any more :)

  761. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    That’s a slap in the face to Posada but he really is a liability out there with the score of this game.

  762. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Someone said you can’t blame Mo because we shouldn’t have been in the situation we were in.

    Well lesson number one is you probably shouldn’t be blaming anyone in losses unless someone isn’t working hard enough. The A’s pitcher is touted to be their best pitcher. So you can’t blame the Yankee offense for not being able to get much off him. If you insist on playing the blame game then yes you have to blame Mariano Rivera for once again giving up the game when it was tied.

    Baseball shouldn’t be a game of goats and prize pigs. Root for the laundry top to bottom.

  763. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I’m sure Posada understands, even if he is actually angry about it. He has to know that Molina has a better arm out there and will probably suck it up and be a good teammate like he’s always been.

  764. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Oy, Edwar, outs please!

  765. J July 19th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    “Posada is still a good player but his shoulder is injured. Therefore he can’t throw well.”

    But now he is not good.For the team,he’d better not be a catcher until his shoulder recovery.

  766. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Edwar pitching in tight spot, no surprise he’s melting down.

  767. Moose July 19th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Michelle, you wrote: >

    Two outs, no squeeze in effect. Gardner could have tried to bunt his way on, but that’s not generally the manager’s call (I assume Gardner with his speed must have considered it but decided not to).

  768. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Did Robertson go 2 yesterday?

  769. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Come on, skinny. Get out of this jam.

  770. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    “I’m sure Posada understands, even if he is actually angry about it. He has to know that Molina has a better arm out there”

    I hope you are correct, but his bitch*ing the other day was not justified at all. He put his manager in a bad situation with the media with his pouting.

  771. michelle(long time reader, seldom poster) July 19th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    edwar, please oh please pitch out of this. Does it see the like the home plate umpire is giving the A’s pitchers the corners but squeezing the yanks pitchers? Maybe i just have my homer glasses on, but i feel the strike zone is not the same for both teams.

  772. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    “Baseball shouldn’t be a game of goats and prize pigs. Root for the laundry top to bottom.”

    I agree! (i think)

  773. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    All three guys pitched one inning yesterday so all should be available if this thin goes on forever

  774. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you Edwar!

  775. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    come on!

  776. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Way to go El Cambio!

  777. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Edwar’s cahnge up is really filthy. Once he has two strikes, it is impossible to lay off that pitch.

  778. sw July 19th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Time for the top of the order to kick it into gear…

  779. Chet July 19th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Time for the big guys to het it done. The bottom of the lineup has contributed today. If A-rod has a chance to win this game he has to do it for fan sanity.
    Chet

  780. mel July 19th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Way to clean up your own mess, Edwar.

  781. ShamWow July 19th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    This could be the day I start smoking again!!!!!!!!!!

  782. jennifer- I got your back Girardi-Moose was robbed July 19th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Lay off Posada. He is a man of pride. He wants to catch, he wants to earn that contract. Do you think it is enjoyable for him to go out there and get stolen on?

  783. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    This game is starting to give me a headache.

    Following on gameday isn’t helping matters.

  784. The Vince Black Show July 19th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Jeter
    Abreu
    Rodriguez

    have to get this done!!

  785. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    We have got to get a run here. These top of the order guys are due to contribute today.

  786. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Captain Clutch!

  787. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    come on Yankees…1 little run

  788. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Pete, that’s fine about Posada if he were hitting, but he’s .167 or something the last month.

    He isn’t right.

  789. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    This could be the day I start smoking again!!!!!!!!!!

    Either you are a frustrated Oakland fan or a Yankee fan who likes pot. This game is nothing but exciting.

  790. The Vince Black Show July 19th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Sexy has grabbed a bat!

  791. The Vince Black Show July 19th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    no bunt
    no runner on the move
    WTF? Joe

  792. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    OK – A-rod, Kaballah this game over!

  793. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    raise your hands if you think A-rod gets a game-winner…..

  794. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Right down the middle. Too bad.

  795. Chet July 19th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Here comes a K from money bags.

  796. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    The ghosts are calling for a walk off homer. Or very long hit.

  797. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Alex continues to swing at junk

  798. Chet July 19th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Guys and gals-
    It’s SEXY time…..

  799. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Richie Sexson with a chance to be a hero here….

  800. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    that intentional walk could only help us.

  801. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Here comes the K.

  802. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    It’s Sexy Time!

  803. The Vince Black Show July 19th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    A rod can thank Bobby for not getting his 4th k

  804. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    “Lay off Posada. He is a man of pride. He wants to catch, he wants to earn that contract. Do you think it is enjoyable for him to go out there and get stolen on?”

    So, you justify his stupid pouting the other day and putting Girardi in a bad situation? I know you are a Giradi supporter just like I am.

    Wanting to catch is one thing and there is nothing wrong with it. Sgtill, recognizing his physical condition and accepting manager’s decison is right thing to do. By not doing so, he came across as selfish.

  805. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Wow, if Sexy could come through here, fans would love him!

  806. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Please Big Sexy

  807. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Why not a double stral here?

    Worst case you still have in scoring position?

  808. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Sexson with the walk off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  809. BIGBAT July 19th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    we need something SEXY HERE

  810. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Oy Richie, you weren’t supposed to do that…

  811. Chet July 19th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Guess we have to wait for Cano and Betemit to win in it in the 11th.

  812. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Sexson is pathetic. Swung through a FB right down the middle, and swung at ball four way outside.

  813. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    uh oh, Molina…..

  814. Laura - A big fan of the walkoff HR!! July 19th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Now would be a good time for one of those Molina doubles.

  815. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Oh well.

    Another day, another loss.

    Who’s gonna give it up for the Yanks?

  816. Rob July 19th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Bob, why bother posting something like that?

  817. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Posada must really be angry now , having lost his chance to become a hero. Question, if this game goes like 16 innings, can Girardi come in and catch??

  818. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Look at the bright side. the overpaid underproductive prima donnas won’t be batting in the 11th. Yanks win it there!

    2-for-22 for the top six spots in the lineup… 9-for-19 for the bototm four!

  819. kasey July 19th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    richie sexon’s a good guy and i like him a lot. i hope he finds a little bit of life for his career in new york. but anybody who was even the least bit surprised by that K hasn’t been watching the big guy play for the last, oh, five years. that’s what he does. occasionally, he’ll run into one and he’s an alright glove, but he strikes out. a lot. an awful lot.

    and speaking of “awful,” what a poorly executed game. just ugly.

  820. pat July 19th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    “Baseball shouldn’t be a game of goats and prize pigs. Root for the laundry top to bottom.”

    I agree too.

  821. DFox July 19th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    All they need to do is get Cano to the plate with the game tied and we’ll win.

  822. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Ramirez, all 150 cachectic pounds of him, with 29 pitches already. Please, Girardi, don’t ruin his arm.

  823. tim boat July 19th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    How come Dan Giese never pitches?

  824. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Sterling thinks that they should pitch around Cust – Yes, I mean .227 hitting Jack Cust.

  825. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Wow, Edwar, impressive inning!

    Tim: Giese is primarily long relief.

  826. Astoria John July 19th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    All of those that said Edwar is not a MLB pitcher need to be taken out back and dealt with severely.
    Same goes for those that think Ross O. is a bum. He will emerge big for us, watch.

  827. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    “Oh well.

    Another day, another loss.

    Who’s gonna give it up for the Yanks?”

    Bob – Lenny DiNardo coming in, anything you want to take back?

  828. sw July 19th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Yankee Trader, they still have Chad Moeller to catch.

  829. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    17 A’s have struck out in 11 innings! What a shame it would be to lose this game. Go Yanks!

  830. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    prediction: Melky with the game-winner.

  831. Real World July 19th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Edwar is really learning how to deal.

  832. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    All of those that said Edwar is not a MLB pitcher need to be taken out back and dealt with severely.

    I’m one of them.

    I stand by it too, in spite of today.

  833. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    come on Yanks.
    Win this damn thing so y’all can get out of the heat

  834. Moo Reb July 19th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    This team really needs another hitter.

    Holliday for Hughes. Sign me up.

  835. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Trade Robbie. :P

  836. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Leadoff guy on.

    Means we won’t score.

  837. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Betemit is actually the hero of this game.
    Hopefully, Melky or Gardner will drive Cano in.

  838. Moose July 19th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Tremendous last 2 AB’s by both Betemit and Cano…

  839. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Why bunt Betemit to get to Melky and Gardner, two singles hitters? I know Betemit stinks from the right side, but at least give him a chance to put one into the gap. Now we’re going to be looking at 3-18 with RISP.

  840. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Hey Pete, can that same guy yell the same thing at FreddySez and his banging pot?

  841. BBFan July 19th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    “Why bunt Betemit to get to Melky and Gardner, two singles hitters?”

    All you need is single to win the game genius :)

  842. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Gotta bunt… I’d rather have two chances for a game winning single than three shots at a game winning double WHILE risking a DP….

  843. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    ….

    Okay, that’s just not fair.

  844. Someone Else July 19th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Blegh. Can’t fault Melky for that.

  845. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Jesus, I can’t tkae anymore futility with RISP!

  846. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    “All you need is single to win the game genius :)”

    Melky is AWFUL from the right side.

  847. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 19th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!

  848. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Melky is AWFUL from the right side.

    if you remove “from the right side”, I’d agree with you.

  849. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    This will be excruciating if they lose.

    3-18 RISP. Clockwork.

  850. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I’m gonna go pound my head on the wall for a while.

  851. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    We would have won there if not for that play by Gonzalez.

    Whatever else happens, Robbie’s had himself a heck of a game.

  852. Real World July 19th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Bummer.

  853. Teddy July 19th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Bob the Original is a defeatist moron. He’s probably SJ44.

  854. Chet July 19th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Who comes into pitch now…..

  855. canocabrera July 19th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Just a tremendous effort by Robinson Cano today

  856. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    “I’m gonna go pound my head on the wall for a while.”

    Don’t short change it – take the rest of the day.

  857. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    We could play 18 more innings and not score. The offense is that good.

  858. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    “We would have won there if not for that play by Gonzalez.”

    What’d he do?

  859. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    81 mph changeup, 82 mph curveball, 83 mph fastball and we can’t drive Cano in!!!

  860. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    why is this so hard?
    Sigh

  861. GG July 19th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Let me ask the people this.

    Why bunt to give the bat to Melky and Gardner?

    To guys hitting about 200 each.

    Really makes sense.

  862. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    According to Gameday, the Yanks have left 35 guys on base today, lol. I wonder if they’ll get to 50 before it’s all said and done.

    And to the people who want pitching….the hitting has been the biggest problem this season, by far.

  863. Nick Markakis July 19th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I cant believe this game isn’t over what a terrible offense if it wasn’t for Cano they would be in the clubhouse already making excuses.

  864. pat July 19th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    That was payback for Melky.

  865. canocabrera July 19th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    ouch

  866. Michael T July 19th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    This is just bad. 22 baserunners and 3 runs. And no GIDPs either. Being that futile is hard, even if you are trying to be.

  867. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    So whose offense is worse?

    Ours or Oaklnad’s?

  868. J July 19th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Do good job,Gardner

  869. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Thank goodness Abreu hasn’t gotten to Gardner yet! :)

  870. Joe July 19th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Pete- are you sitting in the front row of writers, wearing a blue shirt and no one on either side of you?

  871. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    GG, that’s exactly what I said. I know it “only takes a single” to win the game, but at this point, how can anyone expect that to actually happen with Melky and Gardner, even if Lenny Dinardo sucks? At least Betemit has the potential to just hit one out of the park.

  872. kimmiebruce July 19th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I think that same screaming woman was sitting directly behind me in last night’s game!

  873. JimDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    “Why bunt to give the bat to Melky and Gardner?”

    The bottom of the order has provided almost all of the offense today. Sad but true.

  874. Peter Abraham July 19th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Hey, Nick Markakis. Unless you’re Nick Markakis, which you aren’t, please don’t post as him. Pick some other name, please.

    Thanks

  875. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Bad feeling here Robertson two days in a row.

  876. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    D-Rob – drop that curveball in there for strikes!

  877. Michael T July 19th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    All 4 of those balls were inm the zone according to Gameday. Are the Yanks getting jobbed or is ESPN whacked?

  878. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Here we go. Why is he plate shy? Those are not good hitters.

  879. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    A root cannel would be more enjoyable than this game.

  880. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Where are all of the OBP junkies when we need them? The Yanks have an outstanding OBP today and have scored 3 runs in eleven at bats.

    Don’t be fooled!! OBP is a great stat for agents and mediocre ballplayers seeking raises… but real baseball people recognize that RUNS not barerunners win games. Give me the RUNS and RBI leaders and you can have all the OBP stars you want!

    Abreu today, OBP .500… does anyone with a brain think he’s had a good game? Ditto Giambi with his .600 OBP!

    Whe it comes to praising OBP I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!

  881. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    “Bad feeling here Robertson two days in a row.”

    Yeah, he looked horrible right there.

    The guy’s been great so far. Why a feeling worse than with any other reliever?

  882. Bench Melky July 19th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    why don’t anybody credit Gonzalaz for robbing Melky’s game wining hit. He deserved it.

  883. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Nice David Robertson!

  884. Chet July 19th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    No matter what happens today this is not the fault of the Yankees pitching, Justin falling down in the 9th or the catching of Posada.

    This falls on the top of the lineup….Jeter, Abreu, A-Rod, Posada, and Giambi. Their wet bats continue to be limp.

  885. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    HP Ump screwin’ the Angels…nice “comeback” by Robertson.

  886. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    What are the odds that the strength of the Yankees this season has been the bullpen as a whole? 100 to 1? 1,000 to one?

  887. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Now here’s a team who’s worst than the Yankees with RISP. That’s hard to do.

  888. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    OK guys comeon, let’s end this game now.

    enough screwing around!

  889. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    “D-Rob – drop that curveball in there for strikes!”

    Wow – look out Eiland, here I come! :)

  890. Real World July 19th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    we need a run here. Top of the line-up coming to the plate.

  891. Michael T July 19th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    86w183- Are you serious. You really think the walsk are what are killing the yankees today as opposed to all of the OUTS with RISP? You should get a job writing for the mainstream media with that logic.

  892. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    This falls on the top of the lineup….Jeter, Abreu, A-Rod, Posada, and Giambi. Their wet bats continue to be limp.

    You could post this after about 90% of the losses this year.

  893. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    1 run
    That’s all we want

  894. Chet July 19th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Can someone hit out of of the park already….COME ON!!!!!

  895. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    “Whe it comes to praising OBP I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

    No one says that OBP tells the whole story. But it tells a more useful story than batting average.

    Tell me…how are your precious RBIs created? Don’t guys have to be ON base in the first place? Obviously hitting with RISP is important as well. However, GETTING men into scoring position is just as important. You know how you do that? Avoid making outs. You know what OBP is a measure of? How often someone didn’t make an out.

  896. JR Yankees July 19th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Top of the order coming up…predictions?

    Can we get this done this inning?

  897. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    ok, Captain Cluth is doing his part…comeon Bobby!

  898. canocabrera July 19th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    I’ll settle for anyone but Robbie Cano really deserves to drive in the winning run!

  899. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Here we go again…..leadoff guy on…..heart of the order up……..

  900. Michael T July 19th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    This is the inning where somebody finally Man’s Up (or the law of averages kicks in).

  901. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Get Jeter home somehow

  902. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Stuart’s motivational speeches clearly have spurred Jete to his recent success.

    Bob continues to troll :(

  903. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    UPDATE, 5:42 p.m.: OK, Lenny DiNardo is no Koufax. Get this over with. It looks like A-Rod stuck around for the end of this game, so maybe he’ll be the one to do it.

    I think he’s getting nervous. He doesn’t want to be late for his date with Barbara Streisand tonight.

  904. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    On a sidenote, Kurt Suzuki better have a few tubes of Ben Gay ready in his locker after today’s game. 12 innings in 100 degree weather…..not pleasant.

  905. michelle(long time reader, seldom poster) July 19th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    wow he was SAFE, very SAFE

  906. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Bah, Bobby was so safe!

  907. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Damn, Varitek is hitting .215…Abreu needs to “show up” sometime in ’08, right?

  908. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Michael T—-

    Take a class in reading comnpehension.

    What I wrote points out the flaw in the distorted logic that OBP is the most important stat in baseball when it is not. The lack of RBI which is the result of lousy hitting with RISP is the culprit today. The Yankees have a great OBP today but few runs and few RBI. You can be a great OBP team and not score many runs as the Yanks are proving today.

    Do you understand now?

    Walks aren’t bad, but walks rarely if ever WIN games… getting on base doesn’t win games. Scoring runs and driving in runs does.

  909. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    not a terrible at bat as he got jeter over to 2nd for A-Rod ( oh god, RISP w/ less than 2 outs) but I still think Abreu might be writing his ticket out of the Bronx with these performances

  910. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    dude has an 8.49 ERA….I calculate that to mean that it we have a 94.3% chace of scoring if he pitches a whole inning….this is OVER, folks !

  911. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Walk ARod to get to Sexson? Gotta double steal if ARod gets walked, stay out of the DP.

  912. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    SAFE! Freaking umps.

  913. michelle(long time reader, seldom poster) July 19th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    i have to listen to oakland announcer’s because i live in the bay area, and even they are saying he was safe.

  914. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Big Sexy Time

  915. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    ( ok I don’t know why I said “that it we”….DERRRRR )

  916. DFox July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Jeter needs to steal third or it’s probably not going to get done this inning now, being that A-Rod didn’t hit.

  917. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Now A-Rod gets walked to face Sexson.

  918. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Abreu was safe. And Oakland’s hitter had ball four but it was called a strike and we got out of the inning.

    So there you go.

  919. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    That dude is blind

  920. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    ‘Tek down to .214…and wants “Posada Money”…LOL
    We really need a

  921. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I think more than one person has had the thought

    “Well, at least he can’t strike out now”

    And I think more than one person has had the thought immediately afterwards

    “Oh crap, it’s Richie Sexson”

  922. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    “What I wrote points out the flaw in the distorted logic that OBP is the most important stat in baseball when it is not.”

    Who the hell thinks it’s the most important stat in baseball?

  923. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    GIDP

  924. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    ball game !

  925. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Here comes another K on a pitch over his head.

  926. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    To quote my friend Borat- “Sexy Time Explosion!”

  927. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    power hitting OFer who’s “on the right side” of 30 next year…

  928. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Since my job is to deliver the diapers I never have time for diaper thoughts.

    My only thought is: I hope we win it in this inning.

  929. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Right Richie, that’s a much better AB!

  930. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    How they gonna screw this one up?

  931. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Now a walk would win the game :-)

    SUICIDE SQUEEZE!!!!! DO IT!!!!

  932. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I would rather have anybody up here than Molina…. I love him but he’s so freakin slow that if he hits it on the ground we are done.

  933. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Time for Jose to break out the ol’ butcher boy. If only he could run fast enough so that would work…..

  934. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    how about a squeeze, Jose?

  935. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    “Here comes another K on a pitch over his head.”

    Nice call nimrod!

  936. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    wuss…should have let it hit him ! :-)

  937. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Betcha Molina wins it right here.

  938. Cody July 19th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    My oh my, this game is becoming more and more eerily reminiscent of the All-Star Game. The only difference is DiNardo is on the mound, not Cook, and there’s already one out.

  939. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Hey, win it any way you can!

  940. DFox July 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    HA, they didn’t even have to bat in the winning run!

  941. Astoria John July 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    i’ll take that, k thanx bye

  942. Tyler July 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    HAHAHAHAH WHAT A WAY TO END IT!

  943. Chet July 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Ridiculus……..the only way this was going to happen.
    Un real….

  944. Bart July 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    NO TV here in D.C. – watching on GAME DAY – for some reason YES gets blacked out every saturday – or whenever Joba pitches

    This is PAINFUL The Little Sisters of the Poor can get more than 3 runs off – with 20 plus base runners

    Can they mess this up with bases loaded? One out in the 12TH??? Pleae get HPB

  945. michelle(long time reader, seldom poster) July 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    get a hit, get hit…same outcome — THE YANKEEEESS WINNNNN

  946. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    YES…JOSE!!!!

  947. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    LOL

    Figures that’s how it gets won!

  948. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    WOW.

    Lenny DiNardo – DFA

  949. Don Vito A. Bellamo July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    like I said ! GAME, SET, MATCH ! Good JOB ! :-)

  950. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Like I said. MOLINA WINS IT RIGHT HERE!

    :>)

  951. kasey July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    what a laughably appropriate way to win a game they absolutely did not deserve to win.

  952. Michael T July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Now THAT is what it means to Man Up!

  953. YankeeVIP July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    anyone who still things this offense doesnt need major major help is blind!!

    they need a major jolt and guys like nady or bay arnt going to cut it.

    honestly, not saying bonds would have won this game or anything, but im sure they would have thought twice about walking arod twice if bonds was behind him. just saying

    nice hbp by jose.. hahah

  954. whozat July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Are they going to argue he leaned into it?

    Man, they should have won that game so many times. Sad performance by the big boys.

  955. Pedro July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Nice one Molina! If you can’t hit with RISP, get hit.

  956. JimDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Unbelievable. Thank you Jose Molina.

  957. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Um..
    What an exciting way to win the game?

  958. pat July 19th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    A walkoff HPB. Seems fitting

  959. MikeC July 19th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    86w183, it’s pretty simple. The more someone gets on base, the more likely they are going to score (and/or drive in runs) over the long haul. Key phrase there: OVER THE LONG HAUL.

    Baseball games unfold like a stochastic function, not a deterministic one.

  960. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Is that a walk-off or a limp-off?

    THAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!

    Enjoy your crow trolls!

  961. lil' m July 19th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Talk about by any means necessary lol.

  962. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I love Molina. Walk off HBP. Molina is great!!!!!!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  963. Astoria John July 19th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    when will kim and robbie admit that they have been a couple for like 7 months now?

  964. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    This is more of a relief than anything. There should be zero excuse for scoring 4 runs in a game where there were more than 20 baserunners. If they don’t start to hit more consistently, they’re not going to make it to October.

    by the way, I’d rather have Molina hit one 900 feet than plunk him with the pitch. Good work, Lenny.

  965. sw July 19th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    lol Molina totally stuck his knee out to get that hbp.

  966. Lou in SoCal July 19th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Who cares? We can’t score with RISP. What a JOKE! Please make me believe we are going to play in OCTOBER because I just don’t see it? That probably is the only way we win is if Molina gets hit

  967. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Was Sexson intentionally walked?
    Where did the pitch hit Molina, and could he have gotten out of the way?

  968. mel July 19th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Very fitting ending to a day of offensive futility for the Yankees.

    And daaaa Yaaankeeees wiiin!

    Nice job for the relievers who held.

  969. fleas (Gardner over Cabrera) July 19th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    pathetic .. thats what this team has come to! unfathomable.

  970. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    The way Molina tagged the ball twice I don’t have much question he could have gotten one into the outfield and scored the winning run since there was only one out. DiNardo wanted to tie him up. Oh well.

  971. jennifer- I got your back Girardi-Moose was robbed July 19th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    whozat

    That pitch was so far inside. He just didn’t try to move the knee. :) It was about 2 feet inside. Too bad, have better control.

  972. Bob(The Original) July 19th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    As frustrated as we were watching this, imagine being an As fan right now.

  973. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Wow, SD should pay us if we “acquire” Wolf…he’s even getting shelled @ home: L2, 11 ER, 10 2/3 IP…NO WOLF in Pinstripes.

  974. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Diaper time for fleas. Bankee and pacifier too.

    You don’t want the team to win. Nap time for you!

  975. 86w183 July 19th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Mike C—

    More likely, yes.

    I agree that a high OBP is a great thing for any hitter to have. I was calling out those (I don’t know if you are one) who try to sell the concept that it is the single most important stat and I strongly disagree with that thinking.

    The most underrated stat is RUNS because it reflects the successful end result of OBP. The equally important stat is RBI which reflects the successful result of RISP.

    OBP and RISP are meaningless in terms of wins and losses unless they lead to RBI and Runs… that’s why Runs and RBI are more important.

    Do we agree?

  976. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Look at Suzuki’s reaction to the HBP. He knew right away, the As couldn’t have argued.

    Yanks win…time for dinner.

  977. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Vlad with a BOMB…2-1 Sox bottom 7.

  978. nyyfaninlaaland July 19th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Nice – first win for David Robertson. Kid deserved something – he’s been solid.

    Whatever happened to DR for Setup – guess Gardner’s struggles finally toned him down?

  979. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    We need Andy to go 7-8 IP tomorrow…looking for a SWEEP.

  980. Blargh July 19th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Hah, good job, Molina and Dekkai Sekusi

  981. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Oy, can you guys enjoy the win for a little bit before complaining about how we should have won the game 20-1?

  982. Yankee Trader July 19th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Awarding 5 stars of the game to Betemit, Cano and Ramirez
    A-Rod 5AB’s, 0 hits, 3 strikeouts, 7 men LOB.
    Hopefully Damon back tomorrow, Cashman on the phone to get us a potent right handed outfielder, and a decent 5th starter.

  983. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    HR Vladi…2 singles…none out and the LAA’s are rallying against Beckett.

  984. boysclub July 19th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Ms. Optimist Prime –

    Please chill out, you don’t won this blog. Oy vey.

  985. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    See I REALLY don’t think the ghosts liked being trammeled on by the feet of so many Red Sox players.

    LA threatening. 2 on, nobody out, 2-1 Boston, bottom of the 7th.

    Wouldn’t it be sweet to pick up another game on the swooners?

  986. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Angels and a “scrappy” damn team…hate when their playing us…love it today.
    Bases juiced, one out in the 7th vs. Beckett.

  987. Psyluk July 19th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Having Damon back on a regular basis will make a big difference in terms of the playing rotation. It bumps Gardner back to the bench to pinch run where he belongs and puts Justin Christian back in the minor leagues.

  988. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    IBB. Bases loaded, one out.

    A long one caught ties the game. A long one not caught coughs up the lead.

  989. pat July 19th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Is this Robertson’s first major league win?

  990. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    YES…bases clearing double for Aybar…4-2 Angelos

  991. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Bases clearing double.

    OH I AM DANCING ON THE WAY TO MY NEXT DIAPER STOP!

  992. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Angels just hit bases clearing double, up 4-2 in the 7th

  993. blackdragon905 July 19th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    GO ANGELS!!!!!!!!!!!

  994. mel July 19th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Nice. Angels up 4-2.

  995. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    pat: Yep :-D

  996. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Neither do you, Boys Club.

  997. randy l July 19th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    ” reading comnpehension.”

    first rule of telling someone off is to use spell check.

    .. but that doesn’t mean you are not write. i mean rite. right.

  998. sunny615 July 19th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    yay – a win is a win – crappy outting by the offense… joba must be getting fed up – this is like the 5th time in a row he’s had no run support, but at this point, you take the win when you can get it.

  999. Zach in Port Jeff (temporarily Zach in Melbourne, AUS) July 19th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    great catch.

  1000. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Go Angels!!

    A win is a win and I’ll take it.

    Wow…what a catch. Damn

  1001. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    …Crisp just took a double away from Kotchman, but looks like he might be hurt.

  1002. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Hope Crisp broke his back.

  1003. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    I think one of the best things going for us this year is the glaring inadequacy of both the BoSox and Rays on-the-road.
    TB 19-25 Away
    Bos 21-30 Away
    Yanks 23-23 Away

    Coco just made an INCREDIBLE catch to end the 7th…4-2 “good guys”.

  1004. Glenn July 19th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    A win is a win. They can’t all be pretty. At least the team showed some resilience.

  1005. blackdragon905 July 19th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    WOW, WHAT A PLAY BY COCO CRISP, UGH

  1006. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    That looked painful, though he made the play.

  1007. boysclub July 19th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t tell people what to do on this blog. Just post your opinion. So chill. Nothing more annoying than people telling someone else what their thoughts/opinions should be.

  1008. pat July 19th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    quentin

    don’t go there. Joking about injuries isn’t funny

  1009. Jorge Steinbrenner July 19th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Pete….do me a favor and ban all those folks who thought FOR SURE that this team was going to lose back in the 8th. All of them. They deserve some Mets blog somewhere.

    Interesting win. A few goats-turned-heroes for both teams but, ultimately, Jose Molina making for the best human pinata ever. Gutsy job by Robertson, without his best stuff, to hold down the fort. YANKS WIN!!!

  1010. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Is Crisp still out there?

  1011. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    pat

    It was not joke. I’d be happy if he broke his back.

  1012. pat July 19th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks Rebecca.

  1013. Scorpio July 19th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Go Angels, go Blue Jays!

  1014. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Are we only 23-23 on the road? I thought we had a winning record there?

  1015. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Schmuck.

  1016. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    My brother just IMed me:

    Richie Sexson had to borrow Sean Henn’s uniform pants because his own didn’t fit him.

  1017. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Shields is “all over the place”…c’mon Coco return the favor with a DP.

  1018. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Sweet curve ball…K for Coco.

  1019. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Good things happen to good people.

    Good going COCO.

  1020. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Do not walk ‘Tek and his awesome .214 average…

  1021. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Why not go after Varitek whose batting 000?

  1022. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    …And they walk Varitek.

  1023. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Don’t you bring you closer in now?

  1024. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Shields walks ‘Tek? What an a-hole

  1025. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Shields is a little ‘too strong” today…over-throwing everything and WILD, c’mon Los Angelenos of Anaheim City.

  1026. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Three more outs!

    Three more outs!

    Diaper service headed to Sox forums.

    :>)

  1027. Blargh July 19th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Random aside: Jebus chryst-ohs, the NL West leaders are at 47-49 right now? That doesn’t place any higher than 4th in any other division…

    Why must the NL West be so saddening?

  1028. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    KKKKKKK for Lowry…4-2 headin’ to the Bottom of 8…as bad as we’ve been this year both the BoSox and Rays have major issues.
    Do y’all BELIEVE the Ghosts of Yankee Stadium are starting to stir?

  1029. TKinDC July 19th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Is Lowire better than Lugo or no? I haven’t seen him much.

  1030. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Lowrie…still a KKKK

  1031. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Halladay gonna throw some ZEROES at the Rays…

  1032. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    “Do y’all BELIEVE the Ghosts of Yankee Stadium are starting to stir?”

    I KNOW the Ghosts of Yankee Stadium are starting to stir. They had to be pretty nauseated during the All Star Game seeing all those Boston pretenders in Ruth’s house.

    I guarantee you that just about every Yankee player watched that game too just because it was held in their house. There was nothing but positive motivation for this Yankee team to come back and play like they know how. The ghosts will help them out when they need it. I TIVOed this game. I’m going to replay the final AB and see if I can see a ghostly hand pushing at Jose’s knee!

  1033. ray (sox fan) July 19th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    quentin’s diaper service
    July 19th, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    pat

    “It was not joke. I’d be happy if he broke his back.”

    And people say that Red Sox fans have no class.

  1034. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    For anyone who wants to see the Sux get owned by K-rod flip on FOX.

  1035. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Nothing personal ray (sox fan) but I wouldn’t mind if you tripped and broke your leg on your way out of here.

  1036. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Al from BK I think we have a gallery of watchers here.

  1037. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Shut your cakehole, Quentin.

  1038. pat July 19th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    ray

    every “family” has some black sheeps that are just best not spoken about.

  1039. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Cakehole?

    I’ll fly your diaper by way of carrier pigeon Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! }

  1040. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Damn, Lil Napolean can handle those FBs around his eyes…KRod, although chasing the saves record, has had historically (for him) bad K & BB/9 this year.

  1041. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    I hope Doc Halladay can shutdown the Tampa pretenders tonight.

  1042. jennifer- I got your back Girardi-Moose was robbed July 19th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    ray- that ‘person’ isn’t a fan of anything. You know where he belongs.

  1043. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    every “family” has some black sheeps that are just best not spoken about.

    Especially the ones who have trouble with the English language and say sheeps.

  1044. Zach in Port Jeff July 19th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Do the Mets try and move Wagner next year and make a run at K-Rod?

    As I type this, he gets himself into a jam with Manny coming to bat…

  1045. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Oh boy!

  1046. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Just ignore him, Ray. You know we’re not all like that.

    He’ll be making friends with quickcrete and a shovel any day now.

  1047. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Lil Napoleon…Manny gonna give us a DP.

  1048. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Ray: I don’t consider people like that true Yankee fans.

    Fransisco Rodriguez is making me a little agitated right now. It’s hard enough to root for the Angels as it is…

  1049. ray (sox fan) July 19th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Very true Pat. I know the Red Sox family has its share.

  1050. Angel {zOMG!!11!!!1 Teh Yankeezzz r epic fail 4 this yr!!111!!! } July 19th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    You have no business talking about other’s English when elementary sarcasm escapes you, Quentin.

  1051. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Throw strikes!

  1052. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    What the frack K-Rod

    ray-don’t mind the poster who is probably still wearing diapers.

  1053. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Shut your piehole Angel.

  1054. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    KRod a little caried away with faiing off the mound…just throw strikes…like that, night Manny.

  1055. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Man-Ram= Fat turd. BTW when is his fellow fat boy returning?

  1056. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Angels win.

    Three back of Boston in the loss column!

  1057. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    falling…Beckett DOMINATES for 6…too bad they play 9.

  1058. Zach in Port Jeff July 19th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Mike Mussina has more wins that Josh Beckett.

    heh heh heh heh eh heh heh.

  1059. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    GOOD JOB RED SOX!!!!!

    Diapers will be left with the lohud service center for all the girls trying to score the Red Sox fan and I’ll leave to bring Red Sox fans the diapers they need right now.

  1060. Glenn July 19th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    One game gained and another loss in the loss column for Bahhstin. A win-win- situation.

  1061. S.A.- I believe in this team but can the offense stop being so offensive? July 19th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Good job Angels

  1062. Zach in Port Jeff July 19th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    This years MLB Postseason commercials are SOOOOO much better than last year.

    Dane Cook was pretty darn annoying for last years campaign.

  1063. ray (sox fan) July 19th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Well things are getting closer! You guys won and the Sox lost. It will be a very interesting August and September.

    On a different note, I realize and appreciate that most of the Yankee fans that post on here are passionate and yet civil at the same time, and I certainly respect that.

  1064. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    “falling…Beckett DOMINATES for 6…too bad they play 9.”

    You got it Mulligan. Watch Baseball Tonight. There should be a wake there with all of the ESPN gang mourning the real Red Sox. A few great catches in the Yankee game should make the reel too.

  1065. pat July 19th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the assist Angel. :smile:
    Sometimes “sheeps” happens when you try to type and talk on the phone at the same time.

  1066. Al from BK July 19th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    “This years MLB Postseason commercials are SOOOOO much better than last year.

    Dane Cook was pretty darn annoying for last years campaign.”

    I agree that Sox loving tard was extra annoying last year.

  1067. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Halladay gonna throw a “bunch of zeroes” tonight…Cano, Betemit and Molina Yankee Heroes today.

  1068. randy l July 19th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    ray ( sox fan)

    what’s your take as a red sox fan on manny and management in boston?

    i thought there was no chance even before the season that they’d pick up the option for 2009.

  1069. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    No Randy Wolf in the Bronx…he’s terrible even @ Home now…L2: 10 2/3 IP & 11 ER

  1070. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 19th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    I’m not sure Boston could afford to let Manny go.

  1071. quentin's diaper service July 19th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    And for the nonpinkhats.

    Yankees are only 3 behind the swooning Red Sox in the loss column.

    I left the diapers for the pink hats. Time to fly some to Boston.

  1072. MrMulligan July 19th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Well, in Wolf’s defense…he gave up 5 ER in 5 2/3 @ St.L today…he still is a no-no, IMO.

  1073. ray (sox fan) July 19th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    randy l
    July 19th, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    ray ( sox fan)

    “what’s your take as a red sox fan on manny and management in boston?”

    Randy, that is a very interesting question. We all know that each summer Manny goes through a period of time in which he seems to be unhappy being in Boston.

    But there seems to be a difference this time. John Henry has been quoted saying some things about Manny, and I don’t recall other years that the ownership publicly responded to Manny’s antics.

    I think they are sending Manny a message that his games will only be tolerated to a certain point, and that pushing and shoving Red Sox ticketing/scheduling staff goes over the line or allegedly letting Mariano just throw strikes without swinging.

    Whether one agrees with it or not the Red Sox have demonstrated that they are willing to let star players leave the team such as Nomar, Pedro, Damon, and Lowe.

    I think how Manny does these last two and half months of the regular season will have a lot of weight in how the Sox respond. I think it is apparent that his bat speed is diminishing and so if the Sox don’t pick up the 20 million dollar option I wonder how many teams would consider giving Manny that type of money at this stage in his career.

    Do you think the Yankees would go for him?

  1074. randy l July 19th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    “Do you think the Yankees would go for him?”

    manny couldn’t play left field well at yankee stadium because of it’s size and there’s still going to be a logjam at dh.

    i think the yankees will just be happy with the subtraction in boston if manny leaves and consider that a plus.

    i like manny because, despite his antics, he’s a ballplayer with a capital B. he plays baseball, and the operative word is play.

    i mean it is supposed to be fun.
    … and he’s a lock for the hall of fame.
    what’s not to like.

  1075. sunny615 July 19th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    woot – bahston lost.

    lowell – 0-5 too – must be a bad night for 3bman all around

  1076. YankeeFanInVermont July 19th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Yankee-killer Halliday just got roughed up for 5 runs……bummer

  1077. bodhisattva July 19th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Manny ends up on the Mets.

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