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Game 110: Angels at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 02, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (59-50)
Damon DH
Jeter SS
Abreu RH
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Betemit 2B
Cabrera CF
Molina C
Mussina RHP

Mike Mussina (13-7, 3.56) vs. the Los Angeles hitters.

Jered Weaver (9-8, 4.11) vs. the New York hitters.

Notes: Thanks to Brian Heyman for calling in the lineup. … Cano is out with a sore left hand that he has had since last Sunday. He is 3 for 26 with one scored and no RBI over the last six games. His batting average has gone from .270 to .260…. The Yankees have lost two straight and five of their last six. They are now 5.5 games out of first and in third place in the wild card, 2.5 games out. … The Angels have won 25 of the last 40 games between the teams.

It’s Old Timers’ Day, so get there early if you have tickets. Yogi, Whitey, Reggie and all the rest will be on the hand for the last reunion at the Stadium. Willie Randolph has made an appearance as well.

CHECKING IN ON SOME OF THE NEW GUYS: Richie Sexson is 5 for 15 with the Yankees but hasn’t had an extra-base hit since July 8, his last game with Seattle. Did you know his name is Richmond Lockwood Sexson? … Pudge Rodriguez is 1 for 6 with two strikeouts and two GIDPs. … Damaso Marte’s line is 3.1 4 2 2 1 6 over four games. … Xavier Nady is 6 of 18 with four extra-base hits and four RBI.

OUT IN THE STREET: As for me, I’ll be at Gillette Stadium for tonight’s Bruce Spingsteen and the E Street Band concert. Big 30-person tailagate planned before the show. So this will be the extent of the blogging for the day.

Enjoy the game.

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1,201 Responses to “Game 110: Angels at Yankees”

  1. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I’m hearing Aaron Small is there – what is wrong with the Yankees? Haha.

    Maybe Clemens will announce he’s coming back.

  2. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Cody are you jealous? You wish your team did this.

  3. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Well, at least X is playing today.

  4. Terri Francona August 2nd, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Pete’s gone. Trolling Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Offense is going so well we’re going with a 6 man lineup today.

  6. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Its apparently a Yankees fan, Jennifer.

    I don’t know when people don’t know you’re a Yankee fan by your posts here, then maybe you shouldn’t link to your blog with your name. It doesn’t exactly bode well for writing on it, lol.

  7. BillyMartinLives August 2nd, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Sorry Lohud, but Bruce SpringBean stinks. He sold out the Cops without educating himself. He did it to help his music career. He sang that awful song 50 shots or whatever it was. Now it appears he has issues with the country. Hell, we all know this country is a mess, but he and Billy Baldwin should move if it’s that bad.

  8. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    “Cody are you jealous? You wish your team did this.”

    I don’t know, I think the Yankees *do* have this event.

  9. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I would have flip flopped Nady and Giambi in the lineup.

  10. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    I would have flip flopped Nady and Giambi in the lineup.

    I would have put the ballboy at second and a clubhouse attendant in CF.

    3 automatic outs in a row each time through the order today. This should be another fun one to watch.

  11. Yankeefanfoev13 August 2nd, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    NOT BETIMET, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  12. Mattingly's Bat August 2nd, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Hughes

    There are kids on here and parents who would prefer not to answer questions.

    Keep it clean.

  13. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    UGHH DIRECT TV!! it’s raining in South Florida = “Searching for Signal”

  14. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Joe, you gotta get cable!

  15. Say it ain't so August 2nd, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Pete you have a chance to be at OT Day today and you deny the chance? Wow. Not cool. I would’ve taken your seat in a heartbeat.

  16. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Hmm, gonna be one of *those* days around here, I see.

  17. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    So satellite TV really does get its signal disrupted by the rain?

  18. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Joe, I had that 30mins ago but since the rain cleared away, i’m good to go. no worry, you will get signals soon.

  19. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    So satellite TV really does get its signal disrupted by the rain?

    sad but true.

  20. Nick in SF but now in Ocean City, MD August 2nd, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    answer from previous thread:

    Just on vacation in Ocean City. I’ve been here for a month, er, a week I guess. Just feels like a month. I leave this afteroon, hopefully I can get the game on the radio (if there is a game) on the way to Baltimore.

    By late Sunday night I’ll be back home and this blog can start to get back to normal! Well, pending the final solution to the Ponson question, that is…

  21. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    had cable, last year it was announced that the baseball package would only be on Direct TV so we got it installed that day!! within the week MLB announced that it would be on cable too

  22. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Oh. I remember that. I would have gone without EI rather than switch. We had it once before and never again. No reliable service always looking for a signal, and we couldnt get local channels on it.

  23. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I am impressed they’e getting this in, but you know they would.

  24. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    The one time I want to hear Sterling and Kay and I lose sound!

  25. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I’m glad that Willie Randolph decided to go. I can’t see OTD. Major bummer!

  26. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    MICKEY KLUTTS!!

  27. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Wish I could watch it. :(

  28. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    (service came back for now obviously lol)

  29. kill.schill(ing) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    My god, can the Yankees not enjoy a single stretch of games where everyone stays healthy and is able to play?

    I know Cano has struggled recently but he still begets far more confidence than Betemit, to say nothing of Cano’s superior defense.

    Oy. This season is really killing me, each day eating away at my optimism and faith.

    The Yankees have become an aging, mediocre lineup and I can’t see that changing between now and season’s end.

    Worse, I don’t know how they improve it for the future. The two best hitting prospects, Jesus and A-Jax, are years away from contributing to the major league roster.

    The Red Sux meanwhile have four very good players under 30 Pedroia, Ellsbury, Youklis, and Bay. And well, I needn’t cite the comparative age of the Rays’ roster.

  30. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I can’t watch it either *sigh*

  31. JT August 2nd, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    is pete serious? not there when a) its old timers day and b) the yanks season could be hanging in the balance?

    springsteen is garbage

  32. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I really am concerned about next season. Gonna be a lot of turnover in the lineup, but where are the new guys coming from? Plus Jeter, Damon, Posada, and Matsui will be another year older.

  33. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Funny I wanted to get this Old Timer’s Day on tape but didn’t have a blank tape so wanted to see if I could find a tape to put it on. (I don’t mark the boxes very well.) Don’t you think that the first tape I put in was of the last Yankee parade. :( Bobby Murcer was doing the commentary.

    Anyway, I noticed that YES is doing the repeat tonight so I’ll buy a tape between now and then and tape tonight’s rendition.

    Watching Tino really brings back memories. I guess I’m happy to be watching it. Well, bittersweet because I still have the taste of last night’s loss in my mouth.

    What in hell has become of our Yankees?

    To be fair, we are without CM, Sui and Jorge, Bruney thankfully is finally back, but some other relievers are still hurt. If you want to see the list of injuries check this out. http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

    So I guess the fact that we are still in there swinging (at what sometimes I don’t know…) is a credit to the Yanks.

    Hot damn there are a ton of former Yankees. Geeze the announcements alone will take the entire afternoon.

  34. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    hm… we must’ve reversed that trade – No Clemens today but we have Homer Bush, Greame Lloyd, and David Wells

  35. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    can Homer Bush still play?

  36. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Can David Wells still pitch? lol

  37. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    “Anyway, I noticed that YES is doing the repeat tonight so I’ll buy a tape between now and then and tape tonight’s rendition.”

    Please tell me that you don’t still own a VCR.

  38. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    If any of you guys want me to make you a tape of Oldtimer’s Day, give me your email addresses. I will be taping it when it repeats tonight. If you’re willing to reimburse me for tape and postage, I’ll be happy to make copies for you. (I’m not trying to be cheap. You might remember that I was someone with one of those classic builder stories where my life savings were siphoned by an unscrupulous builder. Well I’m waiting for the results of arbitration. But I’m still pretty broke in the meantime!)

  39. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Can Griffey still play?

  40. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    I feel bad for Tony Fernandez, Derek Jeter stole his job! =P

  41. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Laura – :)

    I have the VCR. I just didn’t want to tape over the Yankee parade! What I don’t have is a blank tape. I guess I should buy a few while I’m at it!)

  42. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Think Aaron Small could catch lightening in a bottle again?

  43. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    You’re pretty big when they name a surgery after you!

  44. kill.schill(ing) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Trisha, were I a man who didn’t respect the copyright law, considering your financial straits, I might actually recommend
    taping it and selling it on E-bay or Craig’s List anonymously.

    But then again, I would never encourage another person to break the law.

  45. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    BUCKY F’IN DENT!! :D

  46. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    kill.schill – Too much energy! While I am an attorney obviously I don’t know a lot about copyright law. So please don’t tell me if I am doing something wrong by offering copies to my Yankee fan bretheren…

  47. kil22 August 2nd, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Hmm.

  48. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Should have dealt Bet :(

    My god Keppinger, Loretta would have been something. WTF is Aaron Small doing at Old Timers game ?

  49. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Let me know who gets the biggest round of applause…other than Yogi, of course!

  50. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Stick! :)

  51. Blargh August 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Nick: Hear about Livan getting DFA’d?

  52. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    I love these oldtimers and great names from the past, etc., but if there was someone who would really bring my mood up, it would be

    AARON BLEEPIN BOONE!!!

  53. kil22 August 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    “So I guess the fact that we are still in there swinging (at what sometimes I don’t know…) is a credit to the Yanks.”

    Only to a yankee apologist. The Yankees still have a lineup most teams can only dream about. Still have the supposed best player in the game. Have a payroll 50 million bigger than any other team, 100 million more than most.

    I guess poor, poor Yankees sounds better than underperforming, or simply bad, but whatever lies can get you through the season I guess, huh?

  54. djsunyc August 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    jimmy francis scott key…underrated BIG component to the yankee resurgence…

  55. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I loved Jimmy Key!!!

  56. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Brandon, I would have loved to have traded Betemit, but he has zero value on the market. Who would want him?

  57. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Was Aaron invited?

  58. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I have a baseball signed by Sojo. But I got it when he managed the Yankees AA team when they were in Connecticut.

    :)

  59. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I love me some Luis Sojo!

  60. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Jennifer, I think he’s still playing or something and probably is in a game somewhere today. Otherwise I cannot imagine that he wouldn’t be here.

  61. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Was Aaron invited?

    he’s currently playing for the Nationals right now.

  62. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Jennifer

    He was playing for the Nationals last I heard.

  63. 86w183 August 2nd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Whitey should get the loudest cheer. He’s the greatest pitcherin Yankees history!

  64. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    When my Cubs/White Sox co-workers give me grief about how poorly the Yankees are playing, the first thing they throw in my face is the payroll. “How can a 210mil team be so bad?” I’m tired of people talking about the payroll. These guys were signed to long term deals based on prior results. The fact that they aren’t living up to that salary is the issue; not the money itself.

  65. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Oh ooops, I didn’t realize he was still playing. My bad. :)

  66. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Laura, just mention “unexpected injuries to a lot of players.” That’ll shut em up only because they probably won’t care enough to ask you to enumerate.

  67. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    so what we’re saying is current major leaguers cannot play in the old timers day.. got it.

    Can someone from old timers day be picked up to play after the game? A good showing from Leiter or Wells and they have to be considered. Big names to get through today though.

  68. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Wow, last year on this day we had scored 629 runs.

    This year 516.

  69. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Does anyone see any current Yankees watching?

  70. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Can the Yanks activate Rickey?

  71. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    What is everyone’s fascination with Bruce Springsteen?

  72. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    JoeT: Amen!!

    I think Aaron Small and Homer Bush probably got something left :-P

  73. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    hahas, Tim Raines patting Jeter’s head.

  74. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    If Willie Randolph is there, he’ll get a really loud cheer.

  75. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Cody, you’re not from Jersey, are you?

  76. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    “Can the Yanks activate Rickey?”

    He’d be in favor of it, although it will delay his HOF entrance next year.

  77. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Activate JEFF NELSON!!

  78. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Here comes the Yankees biggest mistake giveaway, Nellie. I blame the demise of the Yankees on Torre’s grudge against Nellie for talking to the press. Things were never the same.

  79. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Last I saw Tim Raines, he had put on at least 50lbs.

  80. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Rebecca — no, I’m not.

  81. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Cody: Then you don’t understand. :-P

  82. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I often wonder what the rhyme and reason is to the way they announce these guys.

  83. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    trisha — the people you don’t remember are on the third base line and the fan favorites and best players are on the first base line. That’s just how it goes. They throw a few no-names on the first base line, but not many. The guys like Paul O’Neill, Tino Martinez, and Yogi Berra come last.

  84. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Cody – makes sense to me.

    :)

  85. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Saving the HOFers for last?

  86. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Paulie!

  87. mark August 2nd, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    will getting rid of the jinx Giambi help us win next year?

  88. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Can you imagine when they do this for Jeter?

  89. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    TINO !

  90. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Just saw JOBA!!

  91. eric in queens August 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    this is a travesty without Bernie.

  92. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Its great that George has canned so many of these guys, and they still come back.

  93. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    20 years from now, who will be the last 5 announced?

  94. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    roll call for the old timers game?? lol

  95. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    WILLIE!!

  96. djsunyc August 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    WILLIE!!!!!!!!

  97. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    There is willie!!

  98. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    WILLIEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

    BRING HIM HOME!!

  99. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    WILLIE!!!

  100. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Bernie was asked he declined!! Was Cash supposed to drag him here?

  101. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Willie with the biggest ovation so far.

  102. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    WILLIE !

  103. Coach Jay23 August 2nd, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Maybe Willie can stay and coach 3rd base..lol

  104. Jorge Tabata August 2nd, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    What an ovation for Willie.

  105. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    man, Boggs’ hair looks great!

  106. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Willie more than deserves it.

  107. Chris August 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    20 Years from now the final 5 wil be:

    Mattingly, O’Neil, A-Rod, Rivera, Jeter

  108. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Bernie needed to be here.

  109. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Procede works

  110. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Bernie didn’t want to be here.

  111. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Great ovation for Willie…. but I think Paul got a louder cheer.

    Three in a row there it was almost the playoffs – Paul, Tino, and Willie

  112. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Procede works

    lol. someone been watching too much of that commerical.

  113. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Fun to see all the young players all piled up in the corner of the dugout by the tunnel entrance watching.

  114. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I love that Yogi is always last…. it’s great

  115. Back Bench August 2nd, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    If this doesn’t get the current Yankee line up fired up, some one needs to call the EMTs.

  116. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Girardi and his son look identical.

  117. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    YOGI!

    Greatest living Yankee? Yes/No?

  118. mark August 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    glad that willie got that standing ovation. eat it, mets fans

  119. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    YOGI!!! :D

  120. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    look at the wheels on Yogi! Over 80 years old and he moves better then half of the guys in their 50′s

  121. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    “YOGI!

    Greatest living Yankee? Yes/No?”

    Without a doubt.

  122. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Yogi looks so cute!!

  123. 86w183 August 2nd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    20 years from now the final five will be”

    Matingly, Joba, A-Rod, Jeter and Melky

    (just kidding’ insert Mariano there)

  124. MoBoy(aka McLovin) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Vic Power should have been the first black and Puerto Rican Yankee.

  125. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    billy’s wife looks young for her age.

  126. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    “20 years from now the final five will be”

    Matingly, Joba, A-Rod, Jeter and Melky

    (just kidding’ insert Mariano there)”

    Nah, Joba’ll still be pitching ;-)

  127. V August 2nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Glad Ponson showed he’s a good pitcher last night. We don’t need Washburn.

  128. Say it ain't so August 2nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I’m sorry but they really couldn’t get some of the players to escort the widows onto the field?

  129. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Billy married her when she was 10?

  130. The Real Original V August 2nd, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    “Glad Ponson showed he’s a good pitcher last night. We don’t need Washburn.”

    Is this really necessary, d00d? Wait until after Old Timer’s is over, at least, please.

  131. fred from jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    “Glad Ponson showed he’s a good pitcher last night. We don’t need Washburn.”

  132. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Someone Else: We can only hope!

  133. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    It’s tough to need the ghosts and the Stadium to continue to give those guys the boost they need!

  134. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Cora likes Yogi, she made a bee line for him :)

  135. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I wish they’d play New York New York right now!

  136. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Well not right now.

    :(

  137. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    This really blows that I can’t watch this.

  138. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I offered to make a tape. If you don’t want one that’s on you.

  139. fred from jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    dave winfield coulnt even wear his yankees cap at the allstar game. why does he bother to come back here anymore.

  140. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I’m so glad Willie came back

  141. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Unrelated, but BaseballProspectus has a short interview with Chili Davis about the 1999 game vs. Pedro, where he absolutely dominated. Chili had the only Yankees’ hit of the game:

    “Ben Lindbergh: I wanted to mention that my favorite memory of watching you play was in September of ’99, September 10, when Pedro Martinez pitched in that game—

    Chili Davis: [Laughter]

    Ben:—Struck out 17 Yankees, and I think Tom Boswell, who writes for The Washington Post, said that it was the greatest game ever pitched at Yankee Stadium, and no one else could touch him, and you homered off him somehow, and that was the only hit of the game.

    Davis: Well, I’ll tell you a story about that. You want to hear a story about that? You know, he came here, and you could tell he had a lightning fastball. And, I don’t know who led off, was it Derek Jeter or Chuck Knoblauch, but whoever led off, he pitched him hard inside, hard inside, hard inside. I think he either hit Jeter, or he hit Knoblauch, he might have hit ’em both, I don’t remember.

    Ben: Yeah, he did hit Knoblauch leading off that game.

    Davis: And then, Paul O’Neill came up, and he came hard in on O’Neill, jammed him, Bernie Williams came up, he came hard in on Bernie, jammed him, got out of the inning. Well, the next inning, he’s warming up, and Tino Martinez and I are standing on the on-deck circle, and I remember walking over to Tino and saying, “Tino, he’s got a good heater today, and he knows it. He knows it, Tino, and he’s coming in.” Everybody that came up, he started them fastball, hard in. I said, “If I was you, Tino, I’d look in, and try to turn on something.” And Tino was in a slump at the time, and he looked at me, and he was like “You know, uh, you know uh, uh, I don’t know,” kind of hesitant to take the game plan up there. So he went up there, and I think Pedro jammed him up inside, broke his bat or something, and he went back to the dugout. And I stand on deck, and I go, “You know what, you [expletive]? You come in here. Yeah, I know I’m 40, or 39, or whatever years old, I know you think you can get it in. But I’m looking in here. You throw that first-pitch heater in here, and I’m gonna turn on it.” And I’d no sooner said it, he threw that heater inside, and I, I was looking for it, and boom! Turned on it, you know, yeah.”

    http://baseballprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=973

  142. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    “dave winfield coulnt even wear his yankees cap at the allstar game. why does he bother to come back here anymore.”

    Didn’t he go into the HOF as a Padre?

  143. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Oooo I’d love to be Cora Rizutto right now!

  144. fred from jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    so?

  145. mark August 2nd, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    doesn’t that one ballboy who was walking with Billy Martin’s wife look like Humberto Sanchez?

  146. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    you know we were talking about the pitchers sticking around, I’m fine with Daryl sticking around to come off the bench over Betemit

  147. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I don’t care that the Angels are the hottest team in baseball right now, they have to be in awe of what just happened in Yankee Stadium and what they have been privileged enough to witness. I’m sure they’ve already been to Monument Park to witness the rest…

  148. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Joe is playing? Um shouldn’t he be getting ready for the game. ;)

  149. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Al Leiter looks like he could still toss an inning or two.

  150. Jorge Tabata August 2nd, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    How many pitches will Leiter throw in the 1st inning?

  151. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Joe looks like he can catch a game.

  152. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I think I was the only one who was willing to give Boomer a try when three of our starters went down. I still would have done it.

  153. Thomo August 2nd, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Yogi was not always last – that honor went to Joe D with the Mick being the penultimate player announced.

  154. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] August 2nd, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    good to see Willie Randolph, David Wells, and all these old Yanks back in uniforms

    feels good inside.

  155. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Man, Reggie+Strawberry+Henderson – that’s some massive ego ;-)

  156. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Oh man, this is gonna be fun.

    I wanna see someone hit a home run!

  157. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    I’d love to see an SB ;-)

    It’s not like it’s Yogi behind the plate, though – Girardi can still throw.

  158. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Goose and Guidry are throwing BP ;-)

  159. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] August 2nd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    RANDOLPH FOR 3RD BASE COACH! (capS)

  160. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Girardi can still handle the ball in the dirt.

  161. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    (sarcasm) WHAT A HORRIBLE AB BY RAINES! DFA HIM! (/sarcasm)

  162. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    …Can we sign these guys to play offense or something?

  163. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Gosh, some of these guys are better than the current players. Let’s bring Rivers back for Melky.

  164. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    i hear a roll call!

  165. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    How’s Cone’s velocity? ;-)

  166. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Forget Willie coming back as a coach. He could be Cano’s backup.

  167. Jorge Tabata August 2nd, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    LOL Edwar is in the dugout

  168. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    A sure way for the Yankees to get a W -

    Inning over, Yankees retired; Yankees coming to bat…

  169. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Joba is great. You have to love the young kid watching this from the dugout.

  170. Mike August 2nd, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Bernie should be here. He needs to get over his issues with the team.

  171. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Is Knobs here somewhere????

    ;)

  172. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Mike, look how long it took Yogi to come back.

  173. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Dave Winfield’s still got it!

    Seriously, half of these bats are better than the guys playing now.

  174. Someone Else August 2nd, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Man, Henderson/Boggs/Winfield/Strawberry. That could have been the 1-4 on an All Star team in the 90s.

  175. Mike August 2nd, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Yeah, but Yogi was lied to be Steinbrenner, who apologized, Bernie’s issues are more Bernie’s issues. The team is not going to apologize for severing ties with an aging player.

  176. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Mike, I absolutely agree with you about Bernie. Despite my love for Bernie as a Yankee I felt it was the absolute right thing to do. He refused to even come back to spring training so that was that.

  177. BBB (X gon'give it to ya) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I’m not normally one to complain about the lineup, but why is Giambi STILL batting 5th?!? Auuurgh….didn’t we see enough last night?

    And then the bottom 3rd are all auto outs to boot. Can Christian get a start in center please?? Sucks to see WB too but at least Cano’s sore hand will explain his slump over the past week. Resting him to get him back to normal is the best call but is he available to PH?

  178. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    What part of Willie Randolph is not going to be a 3B coach don’t people understand, what part of he wasn’t a good 3B coach don’t people want to remember.

    ANYWAY

    OT: When I see things like this it scares me a team is 100 % in unisend and ready to emerge

    link

  179. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] August 2nd, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    and Nelson wanted to play this year… not with that ball control lol

  180. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Brandon- You mean wave him home willie haha.

  181. MoBoy(aka McLovin) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Guess Bernie’s at home playing Jazz while watching this show.

    There’s been players who have been treated badly by the Yankees only to come back.

    Bernie should be here.

  182. BBB (X gon'give it to ya) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Oh, and I would have given Boomer a try too. In fact, I’d have half a mind to retain his services after the game, or at least tell him to stick close by…hah, kidding, kinda..

  183. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Jesus Nelson still has that freaky movement on his pitches.

  184. Doreen August 2nd, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve been watching and folding laundry. Who’s having a better tim than Willie Randolph??? A lot of these guys look like they could play today. Of course, a lot of these guys only just retired. It’s so incredible that so many of them were on the 90s dynasty team. Wow, time has just rushed on by, ahasn’t it?

    I can’t stop smiling and tears are coming to my eyes. This is so amazing and I’m only just watching it on t.v. :)

  185. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Can we sign Jeff Nelson?

  186. fred from jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Bernie is wearing on me too. Making bad choices not coming around for the last year of the stadium.

  187. Mike August 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Personally, the whole 1998 team should be here! 10 year anniversary!

  188. Tank August 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    hopefully Henderson won’t be playing cards with the guys in the dugout when the game starts.

  189. Doreen August 2nd, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Look, Bernie just wasn’t ready. Let him be. It’ll be okay.

    You hope that this accumulation of Yankees will inspire the current group.

  190. Doreen August 2nd, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    I’m so bummed that I missed the introductions. Do you think YES will replay this later?

  191. YankeesTech August 2nd, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    No, Bernie was going on vacation that’s why he wasn’t here

  192. Tank August 2nd, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Doreen – YESnetwork.com TV schedule says they will re-play at it at 8 PM tonight

  193. fred from jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    “I’m so bummed that I missed the introductions. Do you think YES will replay this later?”

    it will rerun at 8pm tonight

  194. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Brandon- You mean wave him home willie haha.

    Yup that guy. You know who I’d give a shot
    at 3B now people won’t like it but he’s cocky, a smart baserunner read OF arms perfectly

    Rickey

  195. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Is the game gonna start on time?

  196. NongEyeJonButchWynegar August 2nd, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I’m sure the invitation was extended to Bernie. He just still thinks he can play, and wonders why he wasn’t picked up at the trade-deadline as the extra-bat.

  197. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    It was a 3.55 game so no reason they shouldn’t start on time.

  198. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    OK. Mark Grace just went up a bit in my book. Calling out the Red Sox for creating the Manny being Manny monster.

  199. Bob(The Original) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Is the OT stuff over?

  200. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    You know who would make a great 3B coach, Now alot of people won’t like him but Rickey Henderson would be perfect.

  201. bavd in reverse August 2nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    “Enjoy the Geme”…Pete, are you serious ? You mean enjoy the Yankees continue to show WHY they are 10 games back of the Angels in the AL standings ? You mean, enjoy your team either getting the SNOT kicked out of it today to stay on pace to lose 4 straght to the HALOS and 5 straight over all ? OR even better yet,,,,enjoy your team playing JUST good enough to come up one run short and lose another 1-0 or 7-6 game ? No thanks…I’ll go to the HOA pool and relax….These Yankees wear me OUT ! ;-(

  202. fred from jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    “OK. Mark Grace just went up a bit in my book. Calling out the Red Sox for creating the Manny being Manny monster.”

    i was shocked to hear that on Fox too.

  203. Vrsce August 2nd, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    MoBoy(aka McLovin)

    Bernie treated badly? Hardly.

  204. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    BTW we can’t ignore the Orioles I was wondering about it and called it since early in the season, that team is going to be a pest vs whoever they play Red Sox, Yankees, Twins, Rays…they have the “IT FACTOR” basically Kevin Millar has changed that whole clubhouse. Very promising future.

  205. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Mel, yep and he is so right. I remember the trade from Cleveland and Manny’s first official act was to announce he wouldn’t be playing right field. Then when they tried to get him to do it he quickly pulled up with a hammy. And they let him get away with it. Mind you Boston got him to be their right fielder!

    That loser organization gets what they deserve in the end. Another thing I remember is when Pedro played for them and was scheduled to pitch and wasn’t there an hour before gametime, nor did he call in. So Williams (?) benched him in put someone else in. Pedro went and complained to Duquette about it and they gave him a wristwatch to shut him up and never disciplined him. Then there were all the seasons Pedro didn’t show up until ST until he was ready, Manny blew off the ASG etc. etc. etc.

    Makes me really happy to have the strictness that you basically see as part of the Yanks org.

  206. MoBoy(aka McLovin) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Bernie on vacation?

    Two years of vacation is a long time to be on vacation.

  207. kill.schill(ing) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Anyone listen to WCBS’s pre-game? What’s the word on Robbie? How badly is his wrist ailing him? Is it swollen or is Joe just resting him? Is he in real pain?

  208. Kelli in Conn. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I still can’t believe that Betemit is in the lineup again. It’s reached the point of being laughable. An absolute joke.

  209. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Who should be playing 2nd Kelli?

  210. Coach Jay23 August 2nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Brandon I agree with you somewhat, Ricky maybe at 1st and Pena at 3rd????

  211. YankeesTech August 2nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    The team invited Williams to Oldtimers Day on Aug. 2. For now, Williams has declined because of a long-planned vacation with his family. Club officials are holding out hope that he will change his mind this week.

  212. blackdragon905 August 2nd, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    kelli, i completely agree with u, im so sick and tired of the betemit love fest

  213. NongEyeJonButchWynegar August 2nd, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Wayne Tolleson is in the house for 2nd.

  214. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Brandon I agree with you somewhat, Ricky maybe at 1st and Pena at 3rd????

    Other way around.

  215. bavd in reverse August 2nd, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    trisha – YOU should be playing 2nd….SUIT UP !!!

  216. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    When was the last time a member of the Weaver family won a game at the big ballpark in the Bronx?

    Jeff was certainly a P.O.S.

  217. Coach Jay23 August 2nd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    I see what ur saying but Ricky is all the time leader in steals so maybe he can help get guys leads and pick things up. But I agree i think hed be great for us.

  218. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Texeria is smoking some serious stuff. Thinks he can get a 10 year deal.

  219. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Tex told Fox he’s looking for a 10 year deal?

  220. mark August 2nd, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    is pena signed beyond this year? we need to keep him here long term

  221. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Someone other than Betemit?

    Heck, sign Tony Fernandez.

  222. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Yankees FO execs. told Rosenthal the ship has sailed on Jared Washburn they will not pick him up if he hits waivers.

  223. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Texeria is smoking some serious stuff. Thinks he can get a 10 year deal.

    And that’s why NY is a NO for him.

  224. 34hughes August 2nd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Good some sense into no picking up washburn

  225. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Small sample size but Yanks numbers against Weaver are sad. Looks like it’s up to the Giambino today

  226. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Don’t mean to take anything away from anybody lucky enough to be watching OT day, but Rosenthal just said that Teixeira is looking to get a 10 year deal.

    Is this really the road we want to go down? He is an excellent player but isn’t 10 years a little long for sombody not in Jeter/Arod territory?

  227. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Why must we be subjected to Joe and Tim.

  228. 34hughes August 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    teixeira is crazy nobody is going to give him that

  229. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    On which channel is the game today?
    Thanks.

  230. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Teixeira is on the same Boras high that ManRam is – they both overvalue themselves.

    Manny thinks he can get 4 years $100M
    Tex thinks he can play till 38

    Not going to happen imho.

  231. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees will hand out a 10 year deal to anyone else. Alex was the first and last.

  232. Jack ( captin clutch is still alive! never give up on jeter/willie for manager ) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    we will win 2day!

  233. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    BB

    Fox

  234. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    BBB: Saturday Afternoon = FOX

  235. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    “Yankees FO execs. told Rosenthal the ship has sailed on Jared Washburn they will not pick him up if he hits waivers.”

    Brandon –

    If this is true I am VERY happy – we don’t need Wash next year and between IPK, Aceves and the various retreads we can get into the playoffs. imho.

  236. Coach Jay23 August 2nd, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I think the Mets may actually give TEX that 10 year deal. I think the Yanks could give him say a 7 year deal with the final 2 years of it opition years.

  237. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Jeter was the first, Alex will probably be the last.

  238. Our Lady of Sorrow August 2nd, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Game time!
    And time to lose, again :(

  239. Suzyn Waldman August 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Oh my Gawd … Clemens said he couldn’t make the Old Timers game.

  240. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    we will win 2day!

    I sure hope so becaise this Angels team owns us since 2002 game 2…They own us pimp style, Ric flair slaps to the chest style, Austin 3:16 style.

  241. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Tex is Boras and Boras doesn’t do team options.

  242. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    TKinDC

    I heard on the radio that the whole deal with Manny wanting the options dropped out of his contract was Boras driven. Apparently Boras was not his agent when the contract was signed, so he would not get a cut if the option was picked up.

  243. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    “trisha – YOU should be playing 2nd….SUIT UP !!!”

    :lol:

    I’d much rather be here upsetting people who love to complain!

    ;)

  244. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Tell me I’m not the only one watching this?

  245. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Waldman’s Analysis:

    “They have to start winning some games”

    Which commandment is ‘Thou shalt not steal’?

  246. YankeesTech August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    lol at Justin..

  247. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    “I don’t think the Yankees will hand out a 10 year deal to anyone else. Alex was the first and last.”

    Winfield was the first to get 10 year deal from Yanks :)

  248. DFox August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my god, are you watching Justin Speier doing the Angels starting lineup?

  249. gayle August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Anyone else here at the stadium is ed randall the pa announcer today. The reg fill in it isnt- thankfully but sounds like randall

    It is hot as hades now

  250. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Make that the second and last. :)

  251. robbiesmelk August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    oh.. my.. god..

  252. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    someone should tell Justin Speier Mike Tyson doesn’t take insults well.

  253. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    bbfan- Okay. I’ll just say that Alex is the last. lol

  254. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I expect us to win today. I am going to be soooooo unhappy if we don’t. How close did we come last night.

    GO MOOSE!!!!!

  255. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    oops. forgot Winfield.

  256. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    That was…

    I’m not sure there are words for it.

  257. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    jennifer-

    Boras just signed ManRam as a client in the last year – If Manny had just (gulp) settled for the 2, $20M options left on his Boston contract then Boras would have made zero.

  258. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    This just in, Mike Tyson is on his way to Yankee Stadium to find Justin.

  259. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] August 2nd, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Finally some stability with Molina catching

  260. Kelli in Conn. August 2nd, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Trisha ;

    Reports on Cody Ransom at AAA are good. DFA the non-contributor Betemit.

  261. Global Warming August 2nd, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    “Finally some stability with Molina catching”

    Yeah that Rodriguez did a terrible job catching/calling yesterday.

  262. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Finally some stability with Molina catching

    We didn’t lose because of Pudge, infact he deserves enormous credit for nursing Ponson through that game yesterday. Pettitte pitched like a bum on Thursday, Mo you saw what happened last night another catcher wouldn’t have made a difference there.

  263. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    “bbfan- Okay. I’ll just say that Alex is the last. lol”

    100% agree.
    Even in the case of AROd, they gave 10 yr contract because of the special circumstances related to lifetime HR record.

  264. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Oy, Mike, INSIDE.

  265. thunderfangabe August 2nd, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    who do we think will do the yankees lineup intro??

  266. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Strikes Moose.

  267. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Okay.

    For the love of old guys in baseball suits, can we PLEASE score some runs?

  268. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    “We didn’t lose because of Pudge, infact he deserves enormous credit for nursing Ponson through that game yesterday.”

    Amen!

    Moose didn’t feel like giving Tex a cookie – seemed to work out ok!

  269. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    GOOOOOSE!

  270. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Goose look at the camera.

  271. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    This lineup introduction is the only good thing about the Fox broadcast.

  272. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    you would think Goose would’ve read over what they wanted him to say before he did that lol.

    The funniest is still the Yankees Universe commercial with A-Rod.

  273. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I hope the people holding Goose hostage have let him go! lol

    Loosen up Goose! :)

  274. will August 2nd, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    How can you bench a 300 hitter in rodriguez? WTF? You find a way for him to be in the lineup

  275. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    No complaints about the strikes/balls calling in Teixeira’s at-bat?

  276. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Didn’t realize Manny was a Gretzky fan.

  277. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Damon didn’t have one good swing on that AB. This is going to be a looong game.

  278. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    lol Rebecca – double 9′s? Where is Robert Parish?

  279. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Didn’t realize Manny was a Gretzky fan.

    He’s not , he’s wearing it because 34 and 24 are not available, 34 because Fernando wore that number so he chose 99 because someone told him Gretzky wore that and he decided eh why not “The Great One”

  280. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Well, uh, we’re making him throw a lot of pitches?

  281. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    you now I’d flip flop Damon and Jetes in this lineup then flip flop Nady and Giambi

  282. Chris August 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    It’s good that the Yankees are driving up Weaver’s pitch count early. This could bode well in later innings.

  283. Vrsce August 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    At least Jeter made him pitch a few more than Damon

  284. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Santana looks like a GQ advertisement sitting in the dugout.

  285. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Back to work Moose

  286. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Picking up right back off where they left last night.

  287. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Seriously, we should have the old timers playing.

    At least they won’t strike out the bleepin’ side.

  288. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Brandon I have been saying that same thing. Girardi needs to start flipping around some people in the order.

  289. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    At least Jeter made him pitch a few more than Damon

    I’d still flip flop them to keep the hole in 2nd base open for a basehit instead of the GIDP

  290. will August 2nd, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    ahhh to be young and in shape and a millionaire.

  291. Our Lady of Sorrow August 2nd, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Game over already? :(

  292. Vrsce August 2nd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Flip all you want, Cano struggles with a bad hand and the entire team hitting tanks.

  293. JB-Playoffs here we come August 2nd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Hey guys, i missed the top o’ the first. How’d Moose look?

  294. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Not very encouraging, but at least we made him throw 23 pitches.

  295. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    JB-

    Good.

  296. will August 2nd, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    GG

  297. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    why didnt Bobby dived?

  298. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Moose, come on, we’re not going to get swept by the Angels.

  299. 34hughes August 2nd, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    ohoh

  300. 38HotDogs August 2nd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Would it kill Abreu to dive for one ball in his Yankee tenure – I’m done with the guy

  301. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    “I’d still flip flop them to keep the hole in 2nd base open for a basehit instead of the GIDP”

    Brandon –

    Damon hits to all fields – Jete uses an inside out swing to hit the ball to right.

    It would make zero sense to flip flop them. (imho.)

  302. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Uh Oh

  303. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    If Moose continues to suck, it’s bye bye PS. He needs to get it going right now.

  304. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    “Would it kill Abreu to dive for one ball in his Yankee tenure – I’m done with the guy.”

    I believe he made a stellar catch only just last night.

  305. vinny-b (Cashmoney, Girardi, Nardi, Pettitte, Mo = my NYY 5) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    nyy better find out fast, how to defeat this team.

    or no playoffs.

  306. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Moose. STOP NIBBLING.

  307. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Angel –

    2 stellar catches -

    Abreu doesn’t dive – and he is wall shy – but he played his butt off last night.

  308. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] August 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Thank You Giambi, really.

    GRRRR!

  309. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    This is so not our year.

  310. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    thanks Giambi for killing that DP.

  311. will August 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    oh look no cano, and we got the scrub playing 2nd base

  312. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Hopefully, we can get out of the inning just giving up one run.

    The infield defense is really killing the Yanks.
    A good 1B would have gotten to the ball by Anderson. In stead two guys in scoring poistion with Abrue not playing the ball well.

    Only ARod and Cano are reliable infielders. In the off season they have to address this defficiency

  313. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Horrible throw by Betemit and horrible pick by Giambi!

  314. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    what is the fascination with betemit again? throw the ball don’t aim it.. i don’t care about the slide, you still need to get the ball there

  315. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    These 2 runs feel like 20. :(

  316. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Great throw Betemit. What a pathetic player.

  317. 34hughes August 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    betemit dfa

  318. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    why not let Christian play 2b since he was an infielder before?

  319. Coach Jay23 August 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    CANO wouldve made that play

  320. JB-Playoffs here we come August 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    That’s on Betemit. Not Giambi. If Giambe got it, it would’ve been a great play, but he’s not a “great” 1st baseman…Either way, it’s on Betemit.

  321. lil' m August 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Maybe Joe G should ask Tino to suit up and fill in at first LOL. Less than stellar fielding against this team will kill ya . . .

  322. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    …. Another defensive screw up and we are down by 2. Now Moose is upset and hopefully he will have composure and pitch well rest of the way.

  323. Let the HBP pay off August 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Betemit is a jerk.

  324. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    That was a horrible throw but DAMMIT GIAMBI CATCH THAT BALL !

  325. Phil August 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Abreu, Betemit and Giambi better all hit homers today…

  326. Hybrid Moments August 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    How the hell can you blame Giambi for that? The throw from Betemit looked like a limp wristed fairy was playing second. There is no reason for Betemit to be on this team. He sucks at everything.

  327. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Thats right, TK. I forgot the other one.

    Seeing what happened to Damon when he slammed against the wall, and how long he was out – I can’t say I blame him one bit.

  328. Wander August 2nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I hate Betemit.

  329. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Betemit must be the worst player in the majors. He can’t hit and he can’t field at any position. What does he offer to the team?

  330. longtime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    how are we going to score 3 runs?

  331. fred from jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    DFA

  332. 34hughes August 2nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    buck: darell rasner beat the cubs yesterday i wish

  333. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Betemit can’t play. He can’t play defensive, he can’t hit, he can’t run. He can strikeout. Why the hell does Joe insist on running him out there so often? We cannot live with him as the second baseman if Cano is out for an extended period of time.

  334. fred from jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    “Betemit must be the worst player in the majors. He can’t hit and he can’t field at any position. What does he offer to the team?”

    NOTHING.

  335. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    In the off season, Jeter has to be a team player and volunteer to move from SS. If not, Cash has to sit down and tell him he is bing moved to first or LF.

    Then cash should try to trade for an SS and a 1B who are very good defenders.

  336. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    All right.

    How about we not strike out three times in the bottom of the inning?

    What’s the over/under on the next time the Yankees score a run?

    Thursday evening?

  337. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I better get out the cheese and crackers for all the whine being drunk by the keg.

  338. hzk yanks fan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    this ump is terrible!! kill him

  339. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Brandon, time to bring up the “trade for Keppinger” debate?

  340. Jaewon August 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    TERRIBLE DEFENSE

    this is why the angels are beating the yankees.
    the angels have athletes on their team
    giambi and abreu are both terrible defenders

  341. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    We actually gave up a reliable reliever to get this piece of s**t? DFA betemit.

  342. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    How on earth did this become about Jeter being at SS?

    Have you gone mad?

  343. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Alright-get to work Yankee bats. Please show us some signs of life

  344. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I’m so glad we traded Alberto Gonzalez, since Betemit is such a perfect utility infielder. Wow. For once, the LoHud blog hyperbole is well-deserved.

    Anyone blame that one on Melky yet?

  345. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Betemit must be the worst player in the majors. He can’t hit and he can’t field at any position. What does he offer to the team?

    He’s not the worst he’s just as incosistant as any average MLB player.. I just don’t they even shopped him to any team, I mean LH power hitting INF like him and your telling me no one would bite..I can’t get a Keppinger or Loretta for this guy ..I can’t believe that.

  346. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    “Betemit can’t play. He can’t play defensive, ”

    Cody –

    apparently you didn’t see last night’s game. He stole a double from an angel and kept the game at 0-0

  347. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Jeter has been fine defensively.. yes he’s probably a league average shortstop right now, but he’s not a problem at SS. Now BETEMIT needs to go! We can’t score as it is and we give them 2 gift runs

  348. george August 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    i’ve finally joined the Get Rid of Betemit Movement.

    it was a pathetic attempt at turning a DP. This guy has shown he can play all 4 positions poorly, and whiff a lot from both sides of the plate. very versatile in his badness.

  349. jeter not at ss next year August 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I agree that Jeter should move but not until a replacement that can both field and hit. I don’t think they will move A-rod to SS. There aren’t any shortstops available. When is Girardi going to learn that betemit is the worst player in the league. He blows simple as that

  350. Jaewon Shaquami III August 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    nice break there, what is Garret thinking?

  351. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Now our big bats have to score at least one run, to change the psyche of the whole team.

  352. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    What’s the over/under on an out that’s not a strike out?

  353. Coach Jay23 August 2nd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Ok we are agreeing that either Betemit or Giambi should make that play, however you can not walk 2 guys in an inning especially against Angles.

  354. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    You can’t remind them of things like that, TK.

    This is a fact free zone during games.

  355. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I’m glad our batters are trying to swing the bat.

  356. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    “How on earth did this become about Jeter being at SS? Have you gone mad?”

    ah, the other battle cry of the frustrated and imbalanced.

    thank god Nady’s in the lineup today. someone on here may have committed suicide otherwise.

    enjoy the game. we’ll put one in play eventually. :)

  357. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I predict… 26 strikeouts.

    West is a terrible umpire. He’s always been terrible. He likes to get games over with quick. Don’t be surprised to see a 2-2 1/2 hour game.

  358. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I’m so glad we traded Alberto Gonzalez, since Betemit is such a perfect utility infielder. Wow. For once, the LoHud blog hyperbole is well-deserved.

    Gonzo couldn’t be a run producer hence why he’s gone plus they view Ramiro Pena better than him and got a a young promising arm in Jhonny Nunez who he can touch 96 mph.

  359. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    So now we need to move Jeter from SS? Alrighty. I’ll call Joe and let him know
    :roll:

    Time to shave the ‘stache Big G

  360. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Is that the 4th or 5th K looking Arod has watched in his past 2 games?

  361. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Wilson Betemit should not be allowed to play professional baseball.

    Meanwhile, hmm, Yanks down early…I think we’ve all seen this movie before and know full well how it ends. I’m half inclined to just save myself the heartache, but in the end i probably won’t haha.

  362. Jaewon Shaquami III August 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    this ump is all over the place

  363. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Hope someone didn’t tell X the Yanks can’t beat the Angels.

  364. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    “apparently you didn’t see last night’s game. He stole a double from an angel and kept the game at 0-0″

    And that somehow makes up for all the misplays he’s made with the Yankees, especially when he plays middle infield.

  365. Jaewon Shaquami III August 2nd, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    that betemit play made me cry. I CAN TURN A DP BETTER THEN THAT

  366. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    X-Man

  367. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I guess they didn’t. SHHHH

  368. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Hey, Nady delivers.

    Is the broadcast terrible on your end, anyone? It keeps messing up.

  369. 34hughes August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    the x

  370. Our Lady of Sorrow August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Oh well, at least the Weaver perfect game is broken up.

  371. Original V August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    This team just doesn’t have any heart. The season looks shot right now.

  372. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    CAN’T FIND A BETTER MAN.

  373. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    he still sucks

  374. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    ….

    You so knew that was going to happen.

  375. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    HOLY HELL.

    BETEMIT JUST MADE CONTACT.

    No wait… that looks like Mickey Rivers filling in for Betemit.

  376. Let the HBP pay off August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Betemit did his job.

  377. Confucius August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    We were saying?

  378. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    wow, Betemit you fixed your mistake.

  379. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    TAKE THAT YOU BETEMIT WHINERS!!!!!

  380. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Nice way to make up for that crappy play Betemit.

  381. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    HIGH FAR GONE!

    w00t

  382. Wander August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Fine Betemit, that makes up for it. He crushed that ball.

  383. Matzo August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Betemit is a butcher. Why couldn’t they have traded him to Washington and kept AG?

  384. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Cono ete me cojona mas que todo los jugadors de la grande liga

  385. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Oh, and McCarver just called him Wilson. We don’t have Enrique anymore, unfortunately. He’s almost as bad as Joe Morgan.

  386. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

    I think the blog just imploded.

  387. 34hughes August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    betemit

  388. DarrinS August 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Thank God for Wilson K Betemit!

  389. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    “Wilson Betemit should not be allowed to play professional baseball.”

    Wilson Betemit sez – BBB is silly!

  390. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Oh my goodness! Runs! YAY!

  391. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been watching

  392. slipper August 2nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    trisha you got zero credibility. You have defended Igawa, Farnsworth, and every other scrub.

  393. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Wow even Buck craps on Melky. He must read the blog.

  394. Michael T August 2nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    OK so that just make3s Betemit even for the 2 runs he cost them in the 2nd inning. Lets see how many outs Mussina has to work around in the 3rd. I count 7 in the 2nd:

    - 3 he actuall got

    - Anderson lead-off grounder where Giambi was stuck in cement

    - Kendrick fly ball to right that was in the air way to long to drop

    - Strike 3 not called on Sarge JR

    – Feebel DP turn by Betemit/Giambi

  395. Lance August 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Betemit. Good for one homer every 15 at bats. And 14 K’s.

  396. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    I called that one…to myself.

    Good for Betamit. I’m sure he was getting trashed here. :)

  397. george August 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    wow, Betemit hitting one there is funny, given the loathing he just, deservedly, inspired. baseball – gotta love it.

  398. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    “How on earth did this become about Jeter being at SS? Have you gone mad?”

    It is not about Jeter specifically.
    It is about overall infield defense and Jeter is a weaklink as well. They need to address the overall infield defense in the off season.

  399. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    “This team just doesn’t have any heart. The season looks shot right now.”

    and in the second inning someone busts that one out! this must be some sort of record.

    i look forward to someone making this comment during the pre-game next time.

  400. Peking August 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Melky is a black hole in CF.

    He is a absolutely horrendous hitter.

  401. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Jorge: Probably.

  402. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Oh damn, now i have to put the cheese and crackers away. I had some gruyere for the taking too.

  403. Annie Savoy August 2nd, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Best Old Timer’s Game ever – must be the new group who can still really play – for fun.

  404. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Man Bet you are one of the most promising power bats in baseball and easily the most frustrating batter to watch game to game.

  405. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    “I called that one…to myself.”

    mel – forgive me if I don’t call you for lottery numbers :)

  406. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Okay, so as I was saying (only you didn’t know it since I had to do a fast Betemit post)

    A lot of Yankees must have been dumped between the beginning of the game and now because there were a ton of posts!!!

    I was driving along, after having watched Moose master the first inning, and I was thinking that if I was home I would be posting that we should be able to kick the crap out of Weaver – and then I come out of the drugstore to an Angel’s bases loaded situation! (But now maybe some of the pith leaves this post!)

    So then here is what I was thinking. Remember the year the Tigers went to the World Series? Well if I remember correctly Cleveland, who was a hot hot hot team, had a collapse of monumental proportions during the last three weeks of the season, and Detroit only made the playoffs on the very last day of the season.

    TGIA – thank God it’s (only) August.

  407. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Is #26 available for the Yankees?

  408. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    “It is not about Jeter specifically.
    It is about overall infield defense and Jeter is a weaklink as well. ”

    Jeter might not be having his usual year offensively, but he’s been much improved this year defensively.

  409. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    But for the defenseive screw ups, Moose is pitching well.
    Now that the game is tied, we will win this game.

  410. Original V August 2nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Jeter is going to have to move off SS next year. Anyone watching can see he cannot field the position anymore. He needs to play second base.

  411. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    “I called that one…to myself.

    Good for Betamit. I’m sure he was getting trashed here.”

    Heh. You crack me up, Mel.

  412. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    That was just the inning that Moose needed.

  413. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    “trisha you got zero credibility. You have defended Igawa, Farnsworth, and every other scrub.”

    Yeah okay. I have some kleenex for you since you obviously need it.

    Igawa was obviously a very bad call on my part. Farnsworth was a good call. All of my other calls have worked out too little one.

    Bye now.

  414. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    MOOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!

  415. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    “Jeter might not be having his usual year offensively, but he’s been much improved this year defensively.”

    Improved from what? Unacceptable?
    Our infield defense stinks. Have you been watching the last three games? Did you see how Angels are taking advantage of it?

  416. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Nice inning for Moose.
    Now get him some more runs

  417. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    TK,

    I’ll be sure to screen my calls. :P

  418. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Does Aybar not know that Moose is a great fielder?

  419. Eric August 2nd, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    People like trisha make reading this board fun. beats reading all the negative people like SJ44. The woe is me crowd isn’t fun to read. Keep it up, trisha.

  420. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    “Melky is a black hole in CF. He is a absolutely horrendous hitter.”

    another one right on cue…

    a split here would be pretty nice. i get to see Rasner pitch for the third time this year at the stadium tomorrow. it’s like i’m his personal audience or something this year.

  421. YES August 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Now is the time to get to Weaver.

  422. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Literally I’m a huge Bet supporter but he pisses me the F*** off ! Consistancy and he would be one of the great HR hitters in this league, hits above 28 % in LD percentages yet K’s out in 1/4 or 2/4 of his AB..if there is a market deal him already whether it’s waivers or next season get me a utility that can hit consistantly and field positions

    Jeff Keppinger
    Mark Loretta

    just to name a few.

  423. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    My favorite Molina.

  424. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    mel: Jose wears 26

  425. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Eric -

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    Seriously, I seldom get props here (which is okay).

    :D

  426. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Take that Pudge!

    Just kidding, we need you too.

  427. YES August 2nd, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    “Melky is a black hole in CF. He is a absolutely horrendous hitter.”

    We have someone that has been watching and pointing out the obvious.

  428. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I’ll add another name to the list Christian Guzman

  429. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    beats reading all the negative people like SJ44. The woe is me crowd isn’t fun to read.

    Has he even been posting today? What is this obsession some have with him?

  430. Pics August 2nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Brandon has really got to get over Jeff Keppinger. It is getting creepy.

  431. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    “Improved from what? Unacceptable?
    Our infield defense stinks. Have you been watching the last three games? Did you see how Angels are taking advantage of it?”

    Improved from playing on an injured knee last year.

    Yes, they really took advantage of their defense last night. I couldn’t see for all the runs they scored due to shoddy Yankee defense. My bad.

  432. timo August 2nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Cleveland’s collapse was in ’05 and had the effect of handing the wild card to the AL East. The Indians were never in the race in ’06, when Detroit went to the WS.

  433. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    thank you Damon….c’mon Jeter….

  434. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--9-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Molina has his PF Flyers on

  435. Lance August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    I think we may have this game.

  436. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Nice baserunning by Jose!

  437. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    give Molina a few days off he gets a hit and runs faster than Bernie 1st to 3rd

  438. Steve August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Molina is a hero.

  439. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    We officially now have the 2nd fast Molina = = = WooT :)

  440. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Please start running now…

  441. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    lol, eric picked a new name today, SA.

  442. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Damon should steal now and avoid the agony of GIDP by the captain. If he gets thrown out, so be it.

  443. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Nice running Jose!

  444. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I think the Keppinger stuff is funny….as is Jose Molina trying to run as fast as he can.

    The SJ hate is incredibly sad and shallow. Him and CB are the class of this comment section.

  445. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    hm… i didn’t see that coming.

    at least we got the run though

  446. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    And Jeter, right on cue…

  447. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Is Joe West’s stomach leaking?

    That’s how you go from 1st to 3rd too Pudge!

    Again, just kidding, we still need you too.

    Just tryin to keep it loose here.

    PS-Jeter shouldn’t get an RBI on that play for GiDP.

  448. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    The Return of the Double Play Staring Derek Jeter.

  449. Hamburger Hill August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    “beats reading all the negative people like SJ44. The woe is me crowd isn’t fun to read.

    Has he even been posting today? What is this obsession some have with him?”

    Notice how he doesn’t post during wins??

  450. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Brandon, how about Felipe Lopez? recently released by the Nationals.

  451. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    A productive GIDP?

  452. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    my god flip flop THEM ! :evil:

  453. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Hey, how did I predict that? Poor, Captain.

  454. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Whatever, it scored a run. They could’ve gotten Jose at home, actually. Go, go, go, Yankees.

  455. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    A first pitch DP. Absolutely great job, Jeter.

  456. Steve August 2nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Jeter is a DP championship for Yankees.

    17th for him so far.

    Sad to say.

  457. Nate August 2nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Jeter has to go.

  458. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    He doesn’t get an RBI.

  459. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    LOL Angel! Probably :P

  460. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Brandon, how about Felipe Lopez? recently released by the Nationals.

    He sucks

  461. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Well, we have the lead. :|

  462. Matt August 2nd, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    1st and 3rd, no outs, a chance for a HUGE inning with Abreu and A-Rod up. And what does Jeter do?

    Swings at the first pitch down and away, hits it on the ground to short, double play.

    The run scored, but in the process, he destroyed the entire rally and prevented us from really putting a lead up on the board.

    This is why Derek Jeter MUST be moved out of the 2 hole.

  463. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    … damn…Damon did not even get the chance to steal.
    Jeter needs to be pushed down in the batting order so that he does not continue to kill rallies like this.

  464. Glenn in Jersey August 2nd, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    “The SJ hate is incredibly sad and shallow. Him and CB are the class of this comment section.”

    The guy is a pompous jerk. He’s unreadable with Yankee hate. You can worship him but some of us won’t. Sorry.

  465. David Cone's Labrum August 2nd, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Why girardi doesnt start damon there, or why in the holy hell jeter swings at the first pitch is a friggin MYSTERY!

  466. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    thank you Bobby.

  467. Boxy August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Jeter is having a terrible season. It is painful.

  468. Cody August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Aren’t we all glad that short porch will be the same at the new Stadium? :)

  469. G. Love (*coined the term Prospect Hugger) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    It’s time someone in the media has the stones to call Jeter out for this GIDP nonsense and start the movement to get him removed from the 2 hole.

  470. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Okay, now the DP hurt. But that’s okay. Way to go Bobby.

  471. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    wtg Bobay!

  472. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    timo, well maybe Chicago handed it over to Detroit. But the point is that Detroit did not make the postseason until the last day of the season and then went on to represent the AL.

    My point is that because a team is hot now is no assurance they will be the last week of September.

    So the point of all of that was that we shouldn’t give up the ship because the Angels are so hot. But see I was thinking all of that while I was driving home – and the bases were loaded with Angels. And I started writing my post about it and voila! Betemit got his homer! So I had to revise the post.

    But I will say that it looks like my thinking could have been correct when I said that we should be able to kick the crap out of Weaver!

    Thanks for the information though. Seriously.

  473. Matt August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Imagine how different this inning looks if not for Jeter’s DP ball on the FIRST pitch of the at bat.

  474. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Bobby is on FIRE.

  475. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    “Jeter has to go.”

    I’m sure you can get on your Xbox360 right now and trade him, if you’d like. In the real world, he’s not going anywhere.

    Ken Rosenthal with the amazing realization that the Yankees have a lot of money. Even through Joe Buck’s large cranium off.

    Last, but not least, El Comedulce!!!!!!!!!

  476. Jaewon Shaquami III August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Bobby is HOTTTTTTT

  477. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Nice Bobby!

  478. Onesy August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Why can’t DJ just strike out?

  479. Phil August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Now Giambi just needs to apologize.

  480. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Rosenthal just said he thinks the Yankees will be going for both CC and Tex this offseason.

    I guess he doesn’t read the Lohud blog.

    Yeah Bobby!

  481. Jaewon Shaquami III August 2nd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    no homo

  482. Original V August 2nd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    “Jeter has to go.”

    He just has to move from SS. Maybe second base. Maybe 1b. maybe outfield.

  483. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I got a feeling Bobby has found his power stroke.

    Come on Alex no pressure here, put the cherry on the ice cream

  484. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Bobby on a power surge lately!!

  485. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Glenn – you’re definitely entitled to your opinion, but I will definitely enjoy when SJ and CB throw their input onto the board

  486. JB-Playoffs here we come August 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve realized that Betemit and I have a love/hate relationship.

  487. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    “Why girardi doesnt start damon there, or why in the holy hell jeter swings at the first pitch is a friggin MYSTERY!”

    Yeah it is Girardi’s fault.
    Jeter did not give a chance for Damon to do any thing by swinging at the first pitch.

  488. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    “The guy is a pompous jerk. He’s unreadable with Yankee hate. You can worship him but some of us won’t. Sorry.”

    Right. Because the guy has a balanced view of the business and doesn’t share the reactionary nonsense that people spew on here.

    You have a ton to learn about baseball from guys like him. A ton, my friend.

  489. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Nate:

    Jeter has to go.

    Thank you for the singularly most ignorant post of the day!

    Good work son – hit the showers.

  490. Steve August 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I wish DJ had a strike-out.

  491. Salvie August 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    A-Rod finally looks like a hitter.

  492. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Jeter isn’t going anywhere; he just needs to not hit in the two spot.

  493. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    “Why girardi doesnt start damon there, or why in the holy hell jeter swings at the first pitch is a friggin MYSTERY!”

    I can’t disagree especially about starting the runner. It’s crazy.

    slipper – Pay close attention to what I say now, because it’s pretty much always right. I told you we should be able to slap the crap out of Weaver!

  494. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Good to see that Abrue and ARod are continuing the rally.
    If only there was no GIDP, the lead would have been substantial.

  495. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Why couldn’t they score these run thingies last night.

  496. FIRE GIRARDI! HIRE WILLIE!!! August 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Those who are late do not get fruit cup!

  497. timo August 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Not to pile on but what you are half remembering is that Detroit was knocked out of first into the wild card on the last day. But they had clinched the postseason before that.

  498. Frankie Yankee August 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Thats 17 GIDP’s for jeter this year already. He had 21 last year and 13 the year before. It seems as though he has hit into a ton of double plays when the Yanks are trying to rally or break a tie.

  499. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    These Weavers aren’t that smart, they should know Alex is weak inside on the hands (because he’s too quick insidebecause he stands behind the plate instead of infront) .

  500. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    SA: Because that would have been too easy.

  501. Nate August 2nd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I guess you love Jeter hitting like crap and fielding below average at a premium position AGAIN, TKinDC.

    Some guys get old. It happens.

  502. Jaewon Shaquami III August 2nd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    the one thing joe bucks said today that makes some sense:

    it might be time for the giambino to get rid of the ‘stache….
    as much as we all love it

    thoughts?

  503. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Let’s entertain hypotheticals here….if you had to shuffle A-Rod, Robbie, and Jeter’s positions, is there a combination which would help keep the defense strong as Jeter (and Alex) get older? Would Jeter at 3rd and Alex at short be preferable? Again, just thinking aloud here.

  504. blah August 2nd, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    pete, i hope you know that it is going to be thunder storms during the concert

  505. R23 August 2nd, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Too bad Melky can’t hit worth a lick or he can hit 2b. Move Pudge to 2.

  506. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Giambi batting behind A-Rod is definately not going to work. Something needs to be done about that ASAP.

  507. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Agree, Jeter is not going anywhere. Maybe he needs a position change next year or the year after.

    However, he needs to start batting lower in the order ASAP.

    I don’t want to beat a dead horse here but I have been saying we have the talented pieces, they’re just not in the right order.

  508. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Even Jeter’s GIDP’s can’t silence the Yankees today!

    I’ve been wanting Jeter leading off and Damon hitting 2nd for most of the season now. Who do you want hitting with a man on 1st, a guy who almost never gets doubled up or a guy who nearly leads the league in it? It’s simple logic, and yet I doubt Girardi will ever do it.

    Sadly it also seems like he will never take Giambi out of the 5-hole…why?

  509. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    ““Why girardi doesnt start damon there, or why in the holy hell jeter swings at the first pitch is a friggin MYSTERY!”

    I can’t disagree especially about starting the runner. It’s crazy.”

    Pitchers like Moose (and many others) throw 1st pitch strikes. It is just a question of what the scouting says – it really isn’t a mystery.

    If a pitcher can’t blow you away with his ‘stuff’ he will be more likely to throw a first pitch strike.

  510. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Hold onto this lead please

  511. Onesy August 2nd, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Giambi should have lost the stache weeks ago.

  512. PJH August 2nd, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Brandon- Time to update the Jeter DP counter.

  513. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    “Not to pile on but what you are half remembering is that Detroit was knocked out of first into the wild card on the last day. But they had clinched the postseason before that.”

    :D

    Geeze Louise timo. Okay I got that entire scenario wrong.

    Well there is nowhere for me to go with that one, other than to say that there have been teams in the past who have been hot and have not made it to the postseason.

    Wait, I’ve got one! Hey gang, don’t let this best record in the regular season, hot hot hot team stuff get to you. Don’t ever forget what happened to the Seattle Mariners who couldn’t lose (basically) during one season and then spit the bit during the postseason!

  514. Matt August 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Cano at 3B
    A-Rod at SS
    Jeter at 2B

    This should be done possibly even this season.

    A-Rod is the best shortstop on this team. He has the most range and a tremendous arm and could make plays up the middle with Cano covering his right that Jeter would never come close to making.

    Jeter’s arm is greatly diminished. He is always better at going to his right, so second base is perfect for him, and he doesn’t have to throw as far to get the ball to first so he won’t bounce as many throws.

  515. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Jaewon: Yes. Giambi needs to shave it. It was meant to be a slump-buster, and is now clearly no longer functioning in that capacity. Time to try something else to get going again, where is the gold thong?

  516. Kell August 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Betemit made a play in the field!

  517. JJ August 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Giambi should behind Nady.

  518. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    “Let’s entertain hypotheticals here….if you had to shuffle A-Rod, Robbie, and Jeter’s positions, is there a combination which would help keep the defense strong as Jeter (and Alex) get older? Would Jeter at 3rd and Alex at short be preferable? Again, just thinking aloud here.”

    Just shuffling what we have is not going to help.
    They need to trade for good defensive SS and 1B and find a different place for Jeter, may be LF or even CF.

  519. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    This is what people mean w/ the compiler Alex’s last hit brought him from .322 to .324

  520. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    “Cano at 3B
    A-Rod at SS
    Jeter at 2B

    This should be done possibly even this season.”

    I had a friend suggest that as well. I definitely don’t think you do this mid-season, though.

    Interested in seeing what others think.

  521. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    We should all be managers for a day.

  522. JJ August 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Molina is very good catcher.

  523. Dollars and Sense August 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Can Brandon leave the lefty we should have signed in the off season and a guy raking in his counter? Please.

  524. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    PJH he has 17 GIDP plus one in the All Star game

  525. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Moose!

  526. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    timo I should have forgotten the whole thing because the effect of it (my trying to show that a team that is hot isn’t always there at the end) was lost as soon as we started hitting Weaver! The value of the post was really only for those ten minutes when it looked like the Angels might get the best of us, and before the offense started whacking the ball!

  527. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Nice job again Moose!

  528. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    “Just shuffling what we have is not going to help.
    They need to trade for good defensive SS and 1B and find a different place for Jeter, may be LF or even CF.”

    You’re going to put Jeter in CF…..I see.

    I’m with you on the 1B situation, though. We need someone who plays the position. It’s not the AARP stopping point for players who are getting too old at other positions.

  529. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    “Cano at 3B
    A-Rod at SS
    Jeter at 2B

    This should be done possibly even this season.”

    I do no think ARod can play a good SS now with his body.
    You can not make such wholesale changes during the season.
    It has to be addressed in the offseason.

    For now we are stuck with it. The only thing I can see is Sexon playing more at 1B, where he is very good defensively.

  530. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Very nice job by Moose of settling in after the mess in the 2nd (though not necessarily his fault). He’s thrown a total of 17 pitches in the last two innings.

  531. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    just catching the game. So how bad have dumbass and his side kick been blasting the Yankees and praising the Angels for being the best team ever?

    Has Buck slobbered all over the microphone on a base hit from Angels?

    Wait, let me guess, McCarver did his John Madden impression saying, “if you drop the ball, you can’t be a good defensive team”

    Don’t know what is worse, Joe Buck or Tim McCarver. You would think that by now they both would have swallowed their microphones and disappeared.

  532. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    “I had a friend suggest that as well. I definitely don’t think you do this mid-season, though.”

    Agreed 100%. A-Rod’s offense is too important to this team to take the chance of messing with it by moving his position just in time for the stretch run. He has bulked up a bit to play 3b and has probably lost some of his old SS range as a result. We wouldn’t want him having any issues in the field and bringing them into his AB’s would we? Plus, I would think he’d have to change his workout and diet entirely…spells disaster to do it midseason, imo.

  533. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Nady gets a hit here I’ sub his name for the Johan HR counter

  534. Mattingly's Bat August 2nd, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Brandon

    Hits raise averages, what a concept.

  535. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    I like the Cano at 3B, Arod at SS, and Jeter at 2B. Cano was a third baseman I believe. He is young and has a lot of power potential. Playing 3B would allow him to bulk up a little more and get some additional power.

    Jeter would be perfect at 2B except he may feel slighted. As he team captain it would be awesome if he initiated a position change. Don’t think it would happen though.

    If Arod goes back to SS, he would need to slim down a little but I don’t think it would affect him at the plate. He was very lean during his earlier years playing short and obviously we all know how great he was then.

    All of these changes, IMO anyway, would not hinder our defense.

  536. JJ August 2nd, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    suggest line arrange(is better)
    YANKEES (59-50)
    Jeter SS
    Damon DH
    Abreu RH
    Rodriguez 3B
    Nady LF
    Betemit 2B
    Giambi 1B
    Cabrera CF
    Molina C
    Mussina RHP

  537. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Matt – Cano is probably the best defensive second baseman in baseball. His hands and footwork around the bag are second to none and you want to move him to third? I’m sure A-Rod can play short still because he’s just that good of an athlete but he should definitely stay at 3rd base.

  538. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Almost Brandon, almost.

  539. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    “Jeter would be perfect at 2B except he may feel slighted. As he team captain it would be awesome if he initiated a position change. Don’t think it would happen though.”

    If Ripken switched, Jeter can switch. That’s what I would hope for there.

  540. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    such a frustrating power hitter you are Betemit. :x

  541. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Now there’s good ol’ Betemit with the weak K.

  542. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    “suggest line arrange(is better)
    YANKEES (59-50)
    Jeter SS
    Damon DH
    Abreu RH
    Rodriguez 3B
    Nady LF
    Betemit 2B
    Giambi 1B
    Cabrera CF
    Molina C
    Mussina RHP”

    i don’t agree with moving Giambi. A-Rod doesn’t get anything to hit if Nady’s behind him. Nady’s a nice little player, but he’s not going to make pitchers afraid that he change a game with one swing.

    other than that….sure! Jeter doesn’t have to hit second in my lineup.

  543. JB-Playoffs here we come August 2nd, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I actually think it would be kinda cool to see Arod back at short…Considering he was like some Superstar right?

  544. Matt August 2nd, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    “Fan Favories” Melky and Jeter are the two worst at bats in this lineup. Even Molina makes the pitcher throw 4-5 pitches every time up there. For this same reason, nothing will be done and Jeter will continue to kill our rallies in the 2 hole.

    Any other player and Melky would be on the bench, Jeter would be hitting 7th. But that’ll never happen as long as they’re “fan favorites.”

  545. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Rosenthal just said he thinks the Yankees will be going for both CC and Tex this offseason.

    Rosenthal is an idiot who spews headlines for effect rather than journalistic quality, which is why he works for Fox.

    He knows less than Tim McCarver and that is pretty bad.

  546. romine August 2nd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I dont see the diffrence of putting jeter in 2nd, the only diffrence from ss and 2nd is you dont need a strong arm. balls will still get past him with his range especially if we have someone like giambi at first. If jeter moves hes probably gonna go to the outfield or first.

  547. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Cano should bat behind AROD.
    Giambi should move down to 7th after Nady to maintain R, L,R,L,R….

  548. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    A-Rod said he wouldn’t want to go back to SS again in an interview earlier this year.

  549. sunny615 August 2nd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    is it worth batting jeter second anymore? He’s a GIDP machine and almost an instant rally killer. I don’t know who to replace him with, but he’s been killer more often than not.

  550. 86w183 August 2nd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Jeter moving makes sense, but there aren’t many 6’3″ 2B in baseball for a reason. That’s a lot of body for turning the pivot and to start learning it at age 34 1/2 (next spring) makes no sense at all. Nor does moving A-Road back to SS just as his range would inevitably begin to decline.

    IF/when the Yanks have an improvement at SS Jeter should go to LF or CF where his excellent arm and superior ability to track the ball in the air would be most useful. Cano is right where he belongs.

    In three years the Yanks should be able to bring up a choice 3B prospect and move A-Rod to 1B, unless of course Teixiera is in the way!

    Now let’s win THIS game

  551. Proposal August 2nd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Jeter
    Damon
    Arod
    Nady
    Abreu
    Giambi
    Cano
    Pudge
    Melky

  552. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    “Any other player and Melky would be on the bench, Jeter would be hitting 7th. But that’ll never happen as long as they’re “fan favorites.””

    I can deal with a bit of Melky hyperbole, but you have ZERO concept of Yankee history. Jeter is not a “fan favorite.” He’s an automatic member of Monument Park when he’s done.

  553. anthony from the bronx August 2nd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    besides a 6 week stretch about the end of May till the midlle of June Giambi has done nothing.Why does he have to bat 5th?I was in favor of Giaridi getting the job but i am really disapointed in the job he has done so far.He has not been pro ative like I thought he woulb be.Seems to want to be like Torre to much.Where is the fire that we all know he has?

  554. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Just a blog-wide FYI -

    Ripken moved from SS to 3B at age 37.

  555. Jorge Steinbrenner August 2nd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    enjoy the rest of the game, folks…

  556. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    You could deal with guys like Melky if guys like Giambi did their job.

  557. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    i don’t agree with moving Giambi. A-Rod doesn’t get anything to hit if Nady’s behind him. Nady’s a nice little player, but he’s not going to make pitchers afraid that he change a game with one swing.

    I absolutely agree w/ that lineup except for Betemit and Molina being in it (I know as an example) but chances are teams are not going to pitch to Arod so the next guy needs to produce w/ RISP and Giambi’s .204 w/ RISP doesn’t do that… Nady’s .316/.382/.442 effects the SP decision w/ Arod more.

  558. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I’m with starting Jeter first. Worse that happens is that the table doesn’t get set as quickly. Best that happens is that there are fewer immediate and probable GDIPs.

  559. JJ August 2nd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    “Cano at 3B
    A-Rod at SS
    Jeter at 2B
    This should be done possibly even this season.”

    In my opion:
    Cano at 2B is fine.
    Agree A-Rod at ss.(A-Rod is better)
    Jeter at 1B.

  560. drewsky August 2nd, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    lackey and lester

  561. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Unless he is forced, Jeter will not move from SS until his contract is up. His numbers look good at SS, but they will look bad at every possible other position for him (1B, corner outfield). That will have an impact on his bargaining power.

  562. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    It’s not the journey, it’s the destination?????

    Uh, no.

  563. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Lackey and Lester makes sense – Lackey is in the building and Fox (like NESPN) will use any excuse to mention the red sox

  564. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Rock on Moose

  565. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Guys, even if they moved Jeter they probably wouldn’t touch him till his contract is up anyway.

  566. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    “Lackey and Lester makes sense – Lackey is in the building and Fox (like NESPN) will use any excuse to mention the red sox”

    :lol:

  567. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    “pete, i hope you know that it is going to be thunder storms during the concert”

    Everything will be fine. God is a huge Springsteen fan.

  568. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    “I’m with starting Jeter first.”

    Well – if you have ever seen Jetes his – his swing dumps a ball into RF.

    Leading him off would negate Damon’s ability to hit to all fields.

  569. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    “IF/when the Yanks have an improvement at SS Jeter should go to LF or CF where his excellent arm and superior ability to track the ball in the air would be most useful.”

    I agree with this logic. Just because short may not be the best place for him anymore doesn’t mean you should waste his athleticism sticking him at 1b, which is where many suggest he should go.

    As someone else brought up though, Jeter has no power for a corner OF, so we would have to be getting above avg offense/power from another position to compensate.

  570. S August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Dude.

    Jose is killing it.

  571. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    wow, Molina did some damage to his former team.

  572. PJH August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    unbelievable

  573. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Take that PUDGE!

    Disclaimer: Again, I am just kidding.

  574. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Betemit + Molina go yard = Yankees win

    It’s just like when Giambi makes an accurate throw

  575. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    HOLY JOSE!

  576. JB-Playoffs here we come August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Molina haters…shove it up your butt.

  577. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    See that’s why I REALLY wanted Molina behind the dish during this series. Well more for the defense.

    But I really love the guy behind the dish and also that he knows his former team better than just about anyone.

  578. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Looks like Molina is really energized against his former team.

    Girardi should start him tomorrow :)

  579. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Molina!

  580. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Jeter .361 leading off an inning
    Damon .378 w/ RISP, .513 SLG w/ runners on
    Abreu .592 SLG w/ runners on
    Arod .526 SLG w/ runners on
    Nady .310 w/ runners on
    Giambi RUNS INTO A HR EVERY NOW AND THEN
    Cano he might get more run production w/ Stache’ infront
    Pudge whatever he can do is a plus
    Melky (eh )

    Did Molina just go yard :?

  581. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    A few days off did Jose alot of good.

  582. PJH August 2nd, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    nice camera work by the fox crew. Think that went in the upperdeck.

  583. BW August 2nd, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Is there any coincidence that Molina is playing and the Yanks are winning?

  584. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    hahaha, I love Jose. I knew he was going to hit against his former team. But he triples my expectations by homering!!!

    I absolutely love our Molina. He’s been one of the Yankees’ top 5 most valuable players this year. Where would we be without him?

  585. JJ August 2nd, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Molina is very great.Good job.
    Molina is very great.Good job.
    Molina is very great.Good job.
    Molina is very great.Good job.
    Molina is very great.Good job.

  586. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    BW, I’m thinking not.

  587. V August 2nd, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Mussina is going to be the Cy Young winner. Mark it.

  588. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    BBB agree. I continue to call that Cashman’s best trade ever.

  589. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Damn, West’s stomach sweat is outta control today.

  590. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    That’s a wasted scorcher right there, imagine Jetes at first and Damon getting that hitm it coulld be used as a rally in the future.

    Move Jetes to lead off and Damon to the 2 hole after this game.

  591. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Weaver right there was so like “I did not just give up a home run to Jose Molina’

  592. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Is there any coincidence that Molina is playing and the Yanks are winning?

    More like Mussina and him got a thing going on. And a rested Molina has more energy to play then a tired one. Again Pudge can only help him more because playing Molina everyday would hurt him.

  593. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Moose so deserves to have a 20-game season this season. I hope the team makes sure that it happens.

  594. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Nice day for Molina against his former team.

  595. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Absolutely, Trisha. He got him for nothing! Just a total non prospect who had tested positive for PED in the minors. I still can’t believe the Angels helped us out like that. The only positive thing theyve EVER done towards us, lol.

  596. Mike Housman August 2nd, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Whiff,

    I hope Rosenthal is right and we sign both CC and Tex – we certainly need them.

    The NYY have to move on from Giambi, Abreu and either one of Moose or Andy.

    1B – Tex
    2B – Cano SS – Jeter 3B – AROD
    C – Posada,Molina

    LF – Damon CF-Melky? RF – Nady
    DH – Matsui

    CC – Joba – Wang – Moose/Pettite – Hughes

  597. JJ August 2nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Why did Jeter love to hit DP?
    Why,Why,Why……………

  598. Tseng August 2nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Brandon,

    That kills the whole Lefty, Righty, Lefty, Righty thing that Girardi has going on if you make that move.

  599. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Tex ain’t coming here, 10 year deal = HELL NO

    But we’ll go after CC and warmup a jet for him.

  600. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Alright, I know some of you are going to jump down my throat here but what do you think of Molina protecting Arod in the batting order?

    He is raking and after today, pitchers will fear him more than Giambi.

  601. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    “Weaver right there was so like “I did not just give up a home run to Jose Molina’”

    :lol:

    I used to feel the same way when he would hit those patented game changing Jose Molina Doubles against us. “Jose fricken Molina?!” I’d say. “Really?!”

    It’s nice to have the shoe on the other foot now. :D

  602. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    JR Yankees – Only in every remaining game vs the Angels!

  603. vinny-b (Cashmoney, Girardi, Nardi, Pettitte, Mo = my NYY 5) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Tex wants 10yr contract.

    LMAO.

  604. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Oy, Tex, lesson number one: It’s always about the money.

  605. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Brandon,

    That kills the whole Lefty, Righty, Lefty, Righty thing that Girardi has going on if you make that move.

    One can say the LR LR LR is what is killing this team’s consistancy in hitting.

  606. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Who knows where that’s going to be Mark?

    You have plenty of time for Boras to tell you where it’s going to be!

  607. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Sounds like Angels and Yankees fit the bill for Teixeira. Boston won’t outlay that kind of money. Wait, he said he’s not in it for the money.

    The Jeter and A-rod need to chat up Tex @ when standing at 1B.

  608. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    They just repeated Tex’s interview.
    He did not say he needs 10 yr contract.
    He said he wants to go to a place wehre he wants to be for 10 next years in a winning environment.
    They are two different things.

  609. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Meanwhile, McCarver just explained something I had been wondering for a while now.

    Paraphrasing:

    Tim: “The reason pitchers want to keep the ball away from the fat part of the plate is to keep the ball away from the fat part of the bat.”

    Joe: “Uh…umm…let’s check in with Rosenthal.”

  610. JJ August 2nd, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Why did A-Rod can’t hit on the team’urgent time?

  611. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    “Alright, I know some of you are going to jump down my throat here but what do you think of Molina protecting Arod in the batting order?”

    My only thought on this one JR is that it is sad that anyone would ever have to preface a post that way! Who’s to say you are not exactly right no matter what anyone else has to say!

  612. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    No they don’t and I hope Teixeira ends up somewhere else seriously Yankee fans need to learn from the Giambi deal and know Tex is on the decline. We don’t need a 20 million dollar 1B.

  613. Rishi August 2nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    just back – so it seems to me that with Pudge on the bench the offense gets it together?

  614. vinny-b (Cashmoney, Girardi, Nardi, Pettitte, Mo = my NYY 5) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    mel:

    nyy is no longer ran by idiots.

    relief to know, he wants 10yrs. Cuz, he will not be with nyy, next year.

  615. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I will laugh if after all this “I wanna play for a winner” stuff, Peter Angelos offers Teix a mint and he signs with Baltimore.

  616. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    MOOOOOOSE!

  617. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Mike Mussina = BRILLIANT!

    I am hoping that Molina has tomorrow game also?

  618. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Mooooooooooooose

    Some more runs would be nice

  619. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Moose rawks

  620. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Angels do very good scouting.
    That is how thy beat up on Andy.

    But, Mussina is really schooling them.
    He is pitching unpredictable for them and keeping them unbalanced at the plate and getting easy outs.

  621. JoeT 28 in 09!! Pitch PAVANO until his arm falls off!! (over/under 3 innings) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    JR… Molina is like the pitcher in the line-up.. you hope the 8 hitter gets on base with 2 outs to make sure we don’t start with Molina the next inning

  622. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Meanwhile, McCarver just explained something I had been wondering for a while now.
    Paraphrasing:
    Tim: “The reason pitchers want to keep the ball away from the fat part of the plate is to keep the ball away from the fat part of the bat.”

    another John Madden moment for McCarver.

    Ever hear Frank Calliendo do John Madden and how he always states the obvious but thoughts are incomplete..

    Fantastic!

  623. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I am also of the “uh I don’t think so Mark” school of thought.

  624. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    ?He said he wants to go to a place wehre he wants to be for 10 next years in a winning environment.

    That’s a bunch of BS when Atlanta was starting to win they tried to extend him Tex turned them down to seek FA, this guy is full of it and if Cashman is stupid enough to spend 20 million for him then he deserves whatever criticism this offense gets in the future.

  625. Vince Black August 2nd, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    I would agree with moving to alex to shortstop but i think its about 4 years too late.

    I remember when first hearing about Alex possibly coming to N.Y., I thought wow, what are they gonna do with Jeter?

    After about 30 seconds I slapped myself and thought no, what are they gonna do with Alex.

    I think his range would definitely be affected, 4 years is along time.

    Would he do it? Probably
    Could he do it? Sure

    He is in terrific shape, nobody works as hard as he does to maintain that shape.
    And it could be successful, but in the middle of the season it would sure be tough.
    He’s definitely got the arm, but the range might not be what it was.

    Add to that …..Jeter is never gonna leave shortstop. He wouldn’t when Alex came here and I can’t see him doing it now.
    Unless, and a big unless…….he slumps so bad offensively and defensively that he makes the “ultimate Yankees team Captain sacrifice” (to help the team) But I don’t see that happening either, he should have done that years ago.

    I can see Kim Jones now……(whispering):
    “Derek, Wow hard what it for you to make that sacrifice? Was that your idea?”

    Derek: “Well, I’ve thought about it for awile and I thought we could put a better team on the field and have a better chance at winning.”

    Kim(whispering): ” Well Derek that must of been a tough decision Wow , what a captain. Congratulations Derek.”

  626. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    JR Yankees,

    A-rod doesn’t need protection. They throw the fastball, get into the pitcher’s count and throw him offspeed stuff while he sits fastball. He helps the pitcher out by trying to guess.

    I wish he would go back to the see ball, hit ball approach.

  627. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    So good pitching and good hitting can beat the Angels.

    Use to take the same formula to be the Yankees.

  628. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Also, I really don’t think that the offense is performing better because Pudge isn’t playing. Correlation doesn’t always imply causation. Furthermore, it’s likely Molina is playing so well because he finally got a few days off. So that is actually a point for Pudge being on the team, he gives our boy Molina rest and allows him to return to thriving in his natural role.

  629. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Wow, the commercial cutting into that? So not cool.

  630. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    There we go!
    Alex

  631. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    oh I see Alex now you want to hit.

  632. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    HEY I HAVE A THOUGHT!

    This could be adrenaline from Old Timer’s Day!

  633. BW August 2nd, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Mr. Close and Late – NOT!

  634. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    A-Rod with another meaningless homer. ;)

  635. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    A-BOMB! w00t!

  636. Scorpio August 2nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    You can always count on A-rod in the anti-clutch.

  637. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Homer Happy!

  638. Vince Black August 2nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    See nobody on base and the man gets a pitch to hit, pitchers pitch differently in different situations.

    A lot easier for him too make a mistake, and a lot easier to crush a ball into the pen.

  639. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    “So good pitching and good hitting can beat the Angels.

    Use to take the same formula to beat the Yankees.”

    :D

  640. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Okay we didn’t win yesterday but we could have (meaning it was only a one run game, won in the 9th against the best closer in the game.)

    We are winning today.

    The Yankees are actually making a statement against the Angels, who were definitely the Yankees John in years past!

  641. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    You guys are funny. Exactly right about ARod – showing up when it doesn’t count.

    Which if you think about all his extra curricular life style is kind of odd. You would think that he would have trouble in the bedroom since it counts all the time.

    He must be in there for foreplay and then when there is one last lap to go, he comes in, because by then it doesn’t count.

    Cracks me up. That hit would have been good, thursday night, Friday night, last week, last month, etc.

  642. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Alex w/ that HR went to an AL leading .326 AVG

  643. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Hey look! It’s Mike Tyson!

  644. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Come on X

  645. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    LOL Look at Joba

  646. Chris August 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Weaver has the same stick-in-the-mud mound demeanor as his brother. Never saw either one as much as grin.

  647. Yankeefanfoev13 August 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    haha i just saw on gameday that ken griffey jr left the game due to an injured leg…
    typical junior!

  648. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Man Aybar is fantastic.

  649. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Well, that dp sucks

  650. DFox August 2nd, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Wow, Nady is getting robbed left and right today. But if he keeps scorching the ball like this he won’t have any problems.

  651. BBFan August 2nd, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    That play by Angels SS was superb.
    I wish one day we will have such a defensive SS.

  652. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    LOL Look at Joba

    Saw the same thing. Looked like he was whistling hoe down music from the Omaha Corn Festival.

    That was funny.

  653. Pedro August 2nd, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    That was a great play, but Nady wasn’t exactly busting it down the line.

  654. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    So shut up about Betemit!

    :)

  655. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Betemit having himself a game.

  656. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Aybar is the most exciting SS in the majors

  657. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I Want My WB is pwning us all today.

  658. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    haha i just saw on gameday that ken griffey jr left the game due to an injured leg…
    typical junior!

    he was reading “My Life with the Yankees” by Carl Pavano when he was on the plane to Chicago.

  659. Yankeefanfoev13 August 2nd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    haha i just saw on gameday that ken griffey jr left the game due to an injured leg…
    typical junior!

  660. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Griffey :(

  661. Matt August 2nd, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    If you’re not going to hit Melky, at least run down to first base on your strikeout. He would have beaten that if he didn’t stand there for 5 seconds while the catcher got the ball.

    It’s one thing to slump, it’s another to not play hard in the process. Cano and Melky take the cake in that aspect.

  662. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    …Griffey hurt already?

  663. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    “Weaver has the same stick-in-the-mud mound demeanor as his brother. Never saw either one as much as grin.”

    Jered Weaver looks like a Jeff Spicoli who never parties.

  664. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Did anyone have the heart to watch Baseball Tonight last night? I felt sure that there had to be some Yankee web gems in there but couldn’t bring myself to watch. I was too sad about the game to hear about it on BBT.

    Just wondering if we scored some web gems.

  665. Yankeefanfoev13 August 2nd, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    i feel bad for griffey though
    i have no idea how serious it is though
    he deserves another shot at the playoffs

  666. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    How sweet that Whitey gets to watch the Yanks look like Yanks!

  667. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Griffey taken out of fam due to cramps in his right leg. :(

  668. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Holy Moose!!!

  669. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Way to go Moose!

    Sucks about Griffey

  670. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Nady sure is in the right spot for most of these hits :?

  671. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I truly believe there are angels in the outfield, and not the competition either!

  672. drewsky August 2nd, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    shoot, i guessed lester was one of the two but i just checked and he had 11 wins at the time

  673. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Derek Jeter’s 10 year contract runs thru 2010 season.
    A-Rods thru 2017.

    Floating this possibly dumb idea:
    Sign FA Rafael Furcal for SS. Put Jeter in LF.
    Do not sign any more position players to >5 years, so no Tex.
    If CC doesn’t come to Yankees, think lefty Oliver Perez.
    Tex stays in LA where his agent is.

  674. blackdragon905 August 2nd, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    nady really starting to hit the ball with more authority, i know he just hit into a dp, but that ball was smoked, aybar had to make a really nice play, good to see though that he’s hitting the ball a lot better

  675. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Guys, I just got back in the house and checked GameDay to see what the score was. When I read that Molina hit a HR, I just about fainted. Way to go, Jose!!

  676. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Funny when the Yankees lose games it seems we have sometimes double the number of posts as when we win! That certainly makes a statement of sorts.

  677. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Lost in all the offense, is a wonderful pitching performance by Moose. How many has he sat down?

  678. stuart August 2nd, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    man the angels SS are ver yathletic.. proof the angels are a very good team is they got maybe 5 hits yesterday and are doing nothing again offensively today but they still won 1 game.. good teams steal games because there opponent makes mistakes.. the late 90′s yankee teams did that all the time…

    lucky for 4 HR’s else Betemits defensive issues would really be hurting

  679. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    “Floating this possibly dumb idea:
    Sign FA Rafael Furcal for SS. Put Jeter in LF.
    Do not sign any more position players to >5 years, so no Tex.
    If CC doesn’t come to Yankees, think lefty Oliver Perez”

    I would rather have Ben Sheets than Oliver Perez. Sheets is a much better pitcher but with his injury proneness, you could get away with signing him to a similar deal (at least in years if not money) Perez would get.

  680. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    5 SO for the Moooooooooooose

  681. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Molina having himself a GAME.

  682. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Molina kicks a$$!!!

  683. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Molina is unstoppable today!

  684. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    BA saids Yankees won in Gonzo deal

    BTW Phil Coke was promoted to AAA if no one knew that already.

  685. joe August 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    woo Molina is showing Pudge what to do.

  686. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Is it just me or does it seem that McCarver and Buck always spend their time yammering about the competition whenever the Yanks have the game of the week?

  687. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Molina making a case for himself today.

  688. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Great game for Molina at the plate with three hits, but he is also calling a wonderful game with Moose. Terrific performance all around, and Mussina has retired 16 in a row, unless my count is off. It could easily be off. :)

  689. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    You have to remember that Molina knows the Angel’s pitching staff so it shouldn’t be real surprising that he has their number!

  690. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    For the love of your savior, please don’t GIDP Derek!

  691. Vince Black August 2nd, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    over /under on the dp?

  692. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    START RUNNING NOW YANKEES!

  693. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    anyone else stuck watching the Braves and Brewers on Fox. It truly sucks being stuck with that game.

  694. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    NO GIDP Jetes! Please!

  695. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Molina has got to be so out of breath right now :-D

  696. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Derek gets an accidental hit!

    ;)

  697. Rishi August 2nd, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    geez – only makes you think about what they could have done last night!!

  698. Vince Black August 2nd, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    a miracle

  699. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Thank you Jetes! Still love ya!

  700. Dan August 2nd, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    No Fox, the reason Molina was sent is because everyone gets sent with Bobby Meacham at 3rd.

  701. vinny-b (Cashmoney, Girardi, Nardi, Pettitte, Mo = my NYY 5) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    prediction: arod will get a hit, this inning

  702. Matt August 2nd, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    That had to be the most obvious balk I’ve ever seen from Speier and they didn’t call it. Wow.

  703. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Wow, Molina scored on a single. He is playing his butt off today.

  704. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Different pitcher, different day.

  705. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Still would move him to leadoff and take him out the 2 hole.

  706. Russell W August 2nd, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    “Jose Veras is warming up” WHAAAAAAAAAT

  707. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Yeah Rish, so if you call last night a potential win, today would have us leading in the series!

    :D

    And look how they raced into Fenway and swept away the Sux. We at least had a huge change to win last night’s game. And today we will beat them resoundingly.

    TAKE THAT ANGELS!

  708. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Hope they remember they need to score some runs tomorrow. :?

  709. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    You know, Bobby’s not fast, but he always seems to beat out the DP.

  710. Indiana Jeff August 2nd, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Molina looks good with an actual day off and rest.

  711. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Man, I wish we could have had some of these runs last night. I’m still smarting over that loss.

  712. BBB August 2nd, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Can Moose and Molina be co-POTG?

  713. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Yankees doing good, and I’m stuck with Braves and Brewers. What the hell Comcast!

  714. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I always thought of Bobby as pretty fast. He’s one of our few base stealers too.

    Molina also has incentive to play well against his former team.

  715. Nexus August 2nd, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Knowing the Yankees in 2008 they will pour it on today and score 2 tomorrow and 2 on Monday.

  716. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    BBB: I’m all for that.

  717. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    “Hope they remember they need to score some runs tomorrow.”

    That’s always the down side of the Yankee offense breaking out…

    :(

  718. Heli Cop August 2nd, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Imagine how great this lineup would be with Jeff Keppinger in it.

  719. stuart August 2nd, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Veras needs to work so does Edwar. .I ssume they let moose start the next inning unless he has been sitting to long..

    when they lose there are always way more posts…

  720. Marty's Party August 2nd, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    How many times can they talk about Manny?

  721. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Just wandering what everyone thinks about the possibility of Abreu coming back next year?
    I don’t think he’ll be back, but I can’t really see a team giving him the kind of deal he thinks he deserves. I’d be interested in seeing how well Nady plays in right, going with Damon/Matsui (mostly Damon) in left, and Melky in center. I don’t think Damon would be back after his contract expires… opening up room for AJax in 2010.

  722. Vince Black August 2nd, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    nice clutch strike out alex

  723. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Man, I wish we could have had some of these runs last night. I’m still smarting over that loss.

    I know. Yesterday’s game still hurts. :(

  724. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    That was actually a pretty cute cartoon!

  725. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I wouldn’t call Manny “Batman” more like “The Joker”

  726. Band Aids August 2nd, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    stuart not raging about these multi millionaires??

    Is he feeling well?

  727. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    “I know. Yesterday’s game still hurts.”

    It really really does. And if you caught the shot of Mo in the bullpen just sitting there staring ahead while the guys around him were all jokin and smokin, you know he’s still feeling it too.

  728. Denny August 2nd, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    “nice clutch strike out alex”

    I guess he should homer everytime up. What idiots we got here.

  729. stuart August 2nd, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    as someone said yesterday for abreu to come back it needs to be a 2 yr contract or less and they need to trade either damon or matsui.. I like Damon.. I say pass on Abreu and put Nady in rt. and focus on 1B, CF(if possible) and a starting pitcher….

  730. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Hughes is pitching tonight, right?
    What about “He who is often injured and paid mucho dinero”? Is he pitching tonight also?

  731. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Mike Mussina two-hit the Angels.

    Last August, IIRC, he couldn’t get out of the third.

    Holy moly.

  732. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Hoping the YES has a postgame today but not sure if they do it when it’s not the Sux game on FOX.

  733. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    nice clutch strike out alex

    I must agree you are an idiot.

  734. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Is it me or does Gary Matthews look thinner than when he was signed by the Angels.

    guess that HGH story was true. He hasn’t done crap since signing with the Angels.

  735. Chris August 2nd, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    How many times can they talk about Manny?

    – - – - – -

    Fox Sports is an ESPN wannabe hence all the Manny talk.

  736. BWH August 2nd, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    I didn’t want to check every posting (I’m sure it’s covered above somewhere), but who are these knuckleheaded commentators today? They are really, really awful.

    I’m guessing one is Tim McCarver; who’s the other guy?

  737. Juniper August 2nd, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Yesterday’s game is history. Focus on the present and future.

  738. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Had we just scored one of these runs last night we would have won 2 of 3 from the hottest team in baseball.

  739. Phil August 2nd, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Even with the lead, the board is permeated with negativity. With no SJ, the conversation topics are less than intelligent.

    A-Rod can’t move to short…he doesn’t have the range anymore.

    Wake up. Do you even watch games? You can clearly see his body is now too big for SS.

    Between stupid trades, line-up whining, and DFA posts…Pete gets what he gets with no registration and no moderators.

  740. Nick August 2nd, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    “I didn’t want to check every posting (I’m sure it’s covered above somewhere), but who are these knuckleheaded commentators today? They are really, really awful.

    I’m guessing one is Tim McCarver; who’s the other guy?”

    How don’t you know Joe Buck and McCarver? And you post on blogs? Are you kidding?

  741. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    The other one is Joe Buck.

  742. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I guess I’m the only one stuck with Brewers-Braves. Other than Milwaukee, who would watch this game?? The ratings are probably a .02

  743. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Trisha: YES should have the postgame.

    It’s a four game series. So, concievably, we cold still split.
    Though Lackey/Rasner is a little bit of a mismatch.

  744. Juniper August 2nd, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Get a life, Phil. You don’t like it, don’t post and leave. I don’t think anyone will care less.

  745. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    A-Rod can’t move to short…he doesn’t have the range anymore.

    umm no he actually still can, the only reason he doesn’t is because Jetes is over there right now.

  746. Timmy Lupus August 2nd, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    CC in for the 9th in ATL going for another complete game.

  747. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Rebecca, thanks.

    I hope this carries over enough that we do split. With Molina catching I actually think we have a shot, though of course Rasner’s personal catcher has been DFA.

  748. harrison August 2nd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Rasner can give us 5 solid tomorrow.

  749. vinny-b (Cashmoney, Girardi, Nardi, Pettitte, Mo = my NYY 5) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    who they kidding?

    boston will definitely miss manny.

  750. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    “How don’t you know Joe Buck and McCarver? And you post on blogs? Are you kidding?”

    So what if he/she doesn’t know Joe Buck and Tim McCarver… that sounds like a positive to me.

  751. michelle b formely of sf now of oakland :-) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    you know its a weird day when i agree with what tim mccarver is saying…Hey all..looks much happier around here today, although the first few posts through mussina’s 2nd inning there was a little bit of doom and gloom.

  752. Onesy August 2nd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Our best SS is playing 3b. That’s obvious.

  753. Onesy August 2nd, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Yea, Boston won’t miss one of the clutchest hitters in the game. the guy who almost never fails when it counts. Nah. Never.

  754. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Nice work by Veras, yet again. He definitely seems to have begun to turn the corner in his career.

  755. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Even with the lead, the board is permeated with negativity.

    Are you kidding me? This is nothing. Try being around here on computer night at Bellevue hospital.

  756. BWH August 2nd, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Ah, that’s right. I recognized the voice (and the inane “insight” on baseball), but couldn’t think of his name. Thanks!

  757. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Michelle a little bit? Cripes it took about ten minutes to get through an inning and a half’s worth of posts!

    :lol:

    Wow Veras looked so good there.

    This has been an outstanding game for the Yanks. But for a run, yesterday would have been remembered the same way…

    ;(

  758. vinny-b (Cashmoney, Girardi, Nardi, Pettitte, Mo = my NYY 5) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    then who plays 3rd?

    don’t care what anyone says. 3rd base = most difficult position in baseball.

  759. Nick August 2nd, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    It doesn’t strike you as weird that someone who takes the time to post on blogs doesn’t know who McCarver and Buck are?

    Fox’s #1 announcing team??

    The two guys who have been calling Yankee playoff games for a decade?

    Makes a total sense.

  760. Vince Black August 2nd, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    “nice clutch strike out alex”

    I guess he should homer everytime up. What idiots we got here.

    Wow not even the sarcasm gets you guys, but I guess it does prove a point.

  761. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    LOL SA.

    So much padding, not enough walls in the rooms.

  762. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    All in all, I think moving Manny was a good move for the Sox, simply because they weren’t going to pick up his option(s)… but it absolutely changes the complexity of their offense. Manny and Ortiz were the type of consistent hitters that could/did win games on their own… and if the rest of the hitters were hitting well… then that was what made their offense so unstoppable at times.

  763. Chuck Love August 2nd, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    “don’t care what anyone says. 3rd base = most difficult position in baseball.”

    You don’t have a clue. SS is the toughest position to play because of range and athleticism and arm needed. 3b is all reactions.

  764. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    BWH, no problem.

    :)

    While I agree that the Sux will miss Manny’s bat, this is how much they were willing to give it up. I read that they took a vote of the players and only Ortiz voted to keep Manny!

    Ouch!

  765. JWagg August 2nd, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    It sucks, doesn’t it Jim? I live in North Dakota, so I’m stuck with the Brewers, the Tigers, and the Twins every weekend on FOX, but I couldn’t care less about any of those teams…

  766. vinny-b (Cashmoney, Girardi, Nardi, Pettitte, Mo = my NYY 5) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    “You don’t have a clue. SS is the toughest position to play”

    nope. 3rd base.

  767. Neil August 2nd, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    If Sabathia signs elsewhere, Cashman may want to consider the steady Jon Garland if the Angels don’t sign him.

  768. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Unfortunately VB, with the amount of idiots in here who do seriously believe things like that, you need to specifiy when you’re being sarcastic sometimes.

  769. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    There really shouldn’t be any debate about this Alex is the best SS on that field, his range at SS was near amazing, it probably still is, at 3B he has to limit his steps and react that’s a huge differenc, not only that but reading the ball off the bat is tougher from there that’s why the impressions of him turning to SS appear not to look good but if they were to move Jetes to another position and Alex to SS this team would get defensively better. Jetes in LF and Nady in RF..Jackson in CF for the future closes up alot of holes.

  770. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Trisha:
    I believe YES does have a postgame show even when the games are on FOX. You should be good.

  771. Vince Black August 2nd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    “A-Rod can’t move to short…he doesn’t have the range anymore.

    umm no he actually still can, the only reason he doesn’t is because Jetes is over there right now.”

    Precisely.

  772. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Maybe not everyone bothers watching FOX baseball!

    It’s not a crime for someone to forget the broadcast team you know.

  773. DD August 2nd, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    You cannot say trading Manny is a good move for Boston. We all know what kind of hitter he is and the fact that he thrived in Boston should not be downplayed.

  774. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks JR. That is one postgame I will be sooo happy to watch! And then Baseball Tonight too.

    :)

  775. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    “Our best SS is playing 3b. That’s obvious.”

    I agree with the other poster. I think that A-Rod has become too big to “successfully” play SS. I think he could do it, but he wouldn’t be as good as he was when that was his permanent position.

  776. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    JWagg I’m in Memphis, and it’s usually the Cubs and Cardinals. Never get the Yankees on Fox, but surprisingly almost always get the NY Giants thankfully.

  777. Vince Black August 2nd, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    “Unfortunately VB, with the amount of idiots in here who do seriously believe things like that, you need to specifiy when you’re being sarcastic sometimes.”

    I hear ya, but sometimes the old reverse psychology works on the haters.

  778. Timmy Lupus August 2nd, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    According to my cable box Yankeeography is on at 7est. No postgame show is listed. But it might be Fubar’d.

  779. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    No YES postgame after Fox broadcasts except for Sox games usually

  780. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    DD – do you understand that nobody wanted him on the team anymore? They traded away players and picked up his salary! And nobody knew what to expect from an unhappy Manny.

    They obviously did not trade Manny because they thought he was a terrible player.

    That said, they will certainly miss that kind of bat in their lineup, the good Manny, and they will also miss the protection he provided for the fat one in front of him. That’s probably why Ortiz voted for him to stay!

  781. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    “If Sabathia signs elsewhere, Cashman may want to consider the steady Jon Garland if the Angels don’t sign him.”

    I couldn’t agree more… I’m a sucker for having consistent pitchers in the back end of the rotation… Garland, Washburn, Byrd… the types of guys who can prevent the over-stretching of the bullpen, and allow the team to focus on acquiring the best 3 starters possible.

    Quality #4 and 5 starters get you to the playoffs… great #1-3 starters enable you to win in the playoffs.

  782. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    “Jetes in LF and Nady in RF..Jackson in CF for the future closes up alot of holes.”

    It may, Brandon, but I don’t see Jeter’s ego letting him move off SS.

  783. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    At the beginning of the season when Jeter was hurt there was suggestion that A-Rod should play short to cover for Derek.

    Alex said he could not do it.

  784. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Welcome back Bruney!

  785. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    BRIAN BRUNEY SIGHTING

  786. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Bruney’s back!!!! which one will show up?

  787. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    “That’s probably why Ortiz voted for him to stay!”

    Has it been reported that Ortiz voted for him to stay? Their description that the “veterans” said he had to go didn’t name names. I assumed that Ortiz was asked and said keep him, but you can never be too sure.

  788. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    That too big excuse to me is BS.. I really can’t stand hearing that as a reason. can Alex crouch yes, can he stay at the balls of his feet yes, can he keep the glove down, does he get more time to read the ball off the bat yes, his range to the right is above average to the left w/ slow grounders also above average..

    BRUNEY’S BACK :D

    Anyway the only problem would be pop ups which alot of SS leave that the 3B or OF most of time. Again he wouldn’t miss a beat at SS.

  789. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    now I get the Yankees in the 9th.

  790. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    It may, Brandon, but I don’t see Jeter’s ego letting him move off SS.

    Then he’s not a team player.

  791. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Laura, one of the guys (on another blog) who lives in NJ told me it was reported somewhere in the Ledger as well as in one of the Boston papers that Ortiz was the only one who wanted him to stay.

  792. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    “Alex said he could not do it.”

    That’s right, Rebecca. I forgot about that. However, I have to wonder if Alex was just being careful not to ruffle DJ”s feathers. What if he did play there and was phenomenal? Can you imagine how the papers would have handled that? I wonder…..

  793. JWagg August 2nd, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Well, at least we get to see Bruney’s return… You’re lucky, I always get the Vikings and the Bears, and I’m a Packers fan.

  794. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    There’s no way Jeter wouldn’t be open to changing positions… my thinking is that the team needs to approach him about it before it becomes the elephant in the room that no one is afraid to discuss.

  795. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    come on Bruney. 1 more

  796. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    “now I get the Yankees in the 9th.”

    Better late than never!

  797. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    that’s some BS

  798. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    So happy to see Bruney back! Did he get a nice hand? I was out feeding the birds and squirrels in my back yard. It was really cute to me at first but now they own me. Once you start providing their nourishment it isn’t fair to stop, even though they obviously know how to provide for themselves. Heck I spend more on bird feed and critter feed than I do on my own food. That’s the truth!

  799. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    wow, first hit since second inning…

  800. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    “Laura, one of the guys (on another blog) who lives in NJ told me it was reported somewhere in the Ledger as well as in one of the Boston papers that Ortiz was the only one who wanted him to stay.”

    Oh, okay. Can’t say that I’m surprised. Ortiz strikes me as a loyal guy. He seemed to really like Manny. Plus, he knew that Manny was key to his success. I would have said keep him as well if I were him.

  801. A-Cod August 2nd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Moose had a day. He just should not pitch against Baltimore.

  802. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Go BB – one more!!!

  803. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    WHAT WAS THAT?????????????????????????

  804. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    OH COME ON !

  805. Buck & McCarver August 2nd, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    And so ends Day Two of Manny being away from Boston. Incidently, the Yankees were victorious over the Angels, by the score of 8-2.

  806. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Those are our Yankees!!!!

    :) :) :)

    See you for tomorrow’s win!

  807. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Mike Mussina is now 14-7.

    How many of you thought we could write that sentence this year?

  808. TKinDC August 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Book one for the good guys!

    Great job by Moose!!!!!!!!!

  809. DD August 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    trisha:

    You don’t let the team control your player personnel decisions. They have dealt with him for 5+ years. They couldn’t deal with him for 2 more months? He does this every year and it never hurts the bottom line.

  810. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    “And so ends Day Two of Manny being away from Boston. Incidently, the Yankees were victorious over the Angels, by the score of 8-2.”

    :lol:

    Laughed my ass off on that one!!!!

  811. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Great win

    Let’s go Detroit and Oakland.

  812. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Such a frustrating team :x We should have won last night … it would have been 2 out 3 .. WELCOME BACK BRUNEY ! :)

  813. stuart August 2nd, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    this pen is so deep it is great..

    they have no junk in the pen.. think about it they have Melancon and others till in the minors.. this will not be an issue next yr…

    there defense has the 3rd fewest errors in the league but it is misleading .. they do not get to enough balls and they almost never make a spectacular play, statistics can be misleading…

    good win take any win they can get.. the oriole 7 – 6 loss and last night hurt….

    they need to steal some wins and hit with RISP>>>>>

  814. yanksince57-kennedy/aceves/next? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    so i guess tex was the star of the game?

  815. Wanderer August 2nd, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Reason #1 why Cashman should never listen to fans. The getting rid of Jeter crap here. You people are as dumb as bricks. #2 moving him down the order.

  816. Laura - Every game is a must win game! August 2nd, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    “You don’t let the team control your player personnel decisions. They have dealt with him for 5+ years. They couldn’t deal with him for 2 more months? He does this every year and it never hurts the bottom line.”

    True, but this year was slightly different as Manny was even more of a jerk than usual. I don’t think that the players turned on him before, but they must have this year. That was the breaking point.

  817. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    DD, I am in the heart of RSN, or close to it, so I get to hear a lot more about the Sux than I would ordinarily care to. Believe me, they had had it with Manny. Plus for quite a while a lot of people actually believe that Manny’s acting up was an orchestrated attempt by him to get himself traded.

    Remember that he changed agents this year and Boras was not going to get any commission if Manny stayed in Boston and had his option exercised. You know Boris is the spawn of Satan (remember the PR nightmare he got Arod involved in), and Manny is as dumb as a stump. With Boras’ help, the Sux decided that enough was enough.

  818. Andy August 2nd, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Only stuart can take a great win and turn it into something negative. Way to go, stuart!

  819. yanksince57-kennedy/aceves/next? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    BTW name the 12 yankees on the opening day roster who are not currently in uniform!

  820. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    “so i guess tex was the star of the game?”

    :lol: !!!

  821. Blargh August 2nd, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I’d love to sign Jon Garland
    Though I hear that he’s a west coast guy, so it would take a fair amount of overpaying to lure him to New York.

  822. DD August 2nd, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    trisha:

    I really don’t care. You defend Igawa. I hesitate to take what you say too seriously. Sorry.

    The Sox will miss Manny. Just a fact of life. Or have you not watched the past 5 years?

    And why is Boras “the spawn of satan”? Because he does his job well? Stop buying the spin from the owners and press. The players are stupid. They make their own decisions and aren’t lead around by “the devil”. Boras is the best for a reason.

  823. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    “BTW name the 12 yankees on the opening day roster who are not currently in uniform!”

    Wang

    Kennedy

    Hughes

    Ensberg?

    Abeledejo?

    Hawkins

    Farnsy

  824. sw (The X-man Cometh) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Great win! Nice to see Moose back on track. :)

  825. Timmy Lupus August 2nd, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Fox just called Moose a future hall of famer. Probably the only thing they’ve said that I’ve ever agreed with.

  826. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Reason #1 why Cashman should never listen to fans. The getting rid of Jeter crap here. You people are as dumb as bricks. #2 moving him down the order.

    Hey either read entire posts or don’t reply at all.

    No one is say to get rid of Jetes, we said moving him off SS should be done sooner than later(not this season), moving him out of the 2 hole to leadoff is smart because it takes away his GIDP spots and opens up the 2B hole for Damon to get base hits instead of robbed hit.

  827. mark August 2nd, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Can Rasner get us the split?

    Or better question… can our offense get us a split vs. Lackey?

  828. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    “I really don’t care. You defend Igawa. I hesitate to take what you say too seriously. Sorry.”

    :D

    Oh is that what it is DD.

    Well you’re wrong on this one. Live with it.

  829. Hester August 2nd, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Garland or Sabathia or Sheets?

    Is that even a question? We need top of the rotation guys. Haven’t we learned our lesson by now?

    You don’t spend 12 mill for 4-5 starters.

  830. stuart August 2nd, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    12 yanks not on team right now from opening day..hughes. ipk, wang, traber, hawkins, jorge, ensberg, matsui, gonzalez, kyle, and 2 others…

    I can look them up but I am too lazy…

  831. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    OK mi gente hasta orita.

  832. Wanderer August 2nd, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Brandon you are reason #3 why Cashman shouldn’t listen to fans.

    Congrats.

    Move Jeter off SS and drop him in the order?

    Wow.

  833. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    “And why is Boras “the spawn of satan”? Because he does his job well? Stop buying the spin from the owners and press. The players are stupid. They make their own decisions and aren’t lead around by “the devil”. Boras is the best for a reason.”

    Now I have to accuse you of being dumb as a stump if you actually believe this.

    And ho hum, if Boras were the best, he wouldn’t have had players dumping him after the Arod horror show.

    But believe what you want.

    Now, see ya.

    :)

    http://unsportsmanlikecomment......-vs-satan/

  834. Eric August 2nd, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Sabtahia Joba Wang would be 3 studs in their 20′s.

    Now that is a pitching staff.

  835. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    I think I have 9

    Ensberg
    Posada
    Wang
    Hughes
    Kennedy
    Hawkins
    Albaledejo
    Farnsworth
    Matsui

  836. stuart August 2nd, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    andy I am happy they won.. I am simply saying they need to hit with RISP.. not a big deal, why should I think Ponson and Rasner will hold up..

    I am happy…

    relax..

    BTW they are never letting Jeter go so that is not happening, they do not treat there franchise players like the sux do……..

  837. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Great job by Bruney, handling
    the hear of their order.

    Question on the August waiver wire. Is it just the 25 man active roster or the 40 man club roster, in which the player must clear waivers to be traded.

    Let’s say Mark Kotsay goes on waivers, not picked up in NL and Yankees get a chance to claim him. The Braves want to trade him and want Britton. Does he have to pass thru waivers also to make that deal??

  838. yanksince57-kennedy/aceves/next? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    will cc still be alive at fa period?

  839. stuart August 2nd, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    I am against Garland be ing signed.. CC or nothing.. He is durable and K’s a lot of guys.. garland is a good sinker ball pitcher but give up to many hits and is 2 yrs older then CC….

    CC or nothing, they did a stud starter not a nice or good starter…

  840. Opening Day Roster August 2nd, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Lineup
    Johnny Damon LF
    Derek Jeter SS
    Bobby Abreu RF
    Alex Rodriguez 3B
    Jason Giambi 1B
    Jorge Posada C
    Hideki Matsui DH
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Melky Cabrera CF

    Bench
    Jose Molina C
    Shelley Duncan 1B-RF-LF
    Morgan Ensberg 1B-3B
    Wilson Betemit 1B-2B-3B-SS

    Starters
    RHP Chien-Ming Wang
    RHP Mike Mussina
    RHP Phil Hughes
    RHP Ian Kennedy

    Relievers
    RHP Mariano Rivera
    RHP Joba Chamberlain
    RHP LaTroy Hawkins’
    RHP Kyle Farnsworth
    LHP Billy Traber
    RHP Ross Ohlendorf
    RHP Brian Bruney
    RHP Jon Albaladejo

  841. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    If only we scored 2 runs yesterday.
    Yes, I am still bitter about that loss! :evil:

    Win tomorrow and split the series. Just hope they remember to score some runs. Oy

  842. Blargh August 2nd, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Garland’s 10 months older than Sabathia

    Of course, go for CC first. But if that doesn’t pan out, I wouldn’t mind Garland as a #3 that can be slotted into the 4th or 5th slot.

  843. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    S.A.

    We only needed one run. We all know Mo would have come into the 9th and got the save as usual had we just scored 1 solitary run. We just needed one.

  844. RhapsodyInBlue August 2nd, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks Moose.

  845. Lefty August 2nd, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    If only Ponson had only 2 of today’s runs as support for his effort last night this would be a giddy board.
    Hindsight is beautiful.

  846. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I’ll still take 2 runs-just for some insurance.

  847. Mark (Brett back to SWB) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I know Phil is starting tonight for Charlston. Does anyone know if the Rajah is following him tonight?

  848. Ray August 2nd, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Boston made the right move not dealing Lester. Unlike us not dealing Kennedy and Hughes.

  849. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Something makes me think there’s no YES postgame but I did listen to Waldman’s clubhouse report. Not quite the same as watching it. Probably tomorrow before the game we’ll get to see some of today’s postgame interviews.

    Have a great night all. GO OAKLAND!

  850. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    ill post updates on Hughes throught his start

  851. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    opening day roster forgot Pettite

  852. Aaron August 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    TOMORROWS LINE UP SHOULD BE:

    DAMON-DH
    PUDGE-C
    ABREU-RF
    A-ROD-3B
    GIAMBI-1B
    NADY-LF
    CANO-2B
    BETEMIT-SS
    CABRERA-CF

    Im a HUGE Jeter fan, just like everyone else but he needs a day off, he isnt doing anything for us lately.. he’ll be ok to to take a day.

  853. Guy D August 2nd, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    “Of course, go for CC first. But if that doesn’t pan out, I wouldn’t mind Garland as a #3 that can be slotted into the 4th or 5th slot.”

    You don’t waste dough like that on back end starters. Garland is a back end starter. He doesn’t miss any bats and needs a great D behind him.

    CC or Sheets or nothing.

  854. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Kenny Rogers stinking it up in Tampa. 4-0 Rays.

  855. Onesy August 2nd, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    “Im a HUGE Jeter fan, just like everyone else but he needs a day off, he isnt doing anything for us lately.. he’ll be ok to to take a day.”

    Guess that run scoring hit didn’t mean anything to Aaron. Poor guy. You also realize that Betemit the Butcher cannot play SS right?

  856. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Boston made the right move not dealing Lester. Unlike us not dealing Kennedy and Hughes.

    Those two could actually, ya know..improve. The case is not closed on them. I didn’t realize Jon Lester did not struggle at all…

  857. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Great TB killing Detroit, but then again Detroit is a WC threat. I don’t care if TB wins the division, gotta foxus on getting past Boston.

  858. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record–10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    ill post updates on Hughes throught his start

    Thanks!

  859. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    S.A. Lester is perfect,a man God, if you listen to ESPN that is.

  860. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 2nd, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Cept that I thought I’d tell you that the A’s are already leading 2-0.

    :)

  861. Fallen August 2nd, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Bos down 2 early.

  862. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Jim S
    August 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 pm
    opening day roster forgot Pettite

    Pettite was on the DL to start the year

  863. Alfred E. Neuman August 2nd, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    The final score, Jekyll & Hyde 8 and the Angels 2.

  864. Aaron August 2nd, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    ok he had one single today, and grounded into a DP and last night, the guys been killing rallies and can’t get on in the first inning. One day won’t kill him. You guys are all over Melky and Cano everygame..admit it.. Jeter’s having rough times and needs a day..

    u guys blame every player BUT Jeter.. It’s ok to blame him once..

  865. Eric August 2nd, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    “Those two could actually, ya know..improve. The case is not closed on them. I didn’t realize Jon Lester did not struggle at all…”

    Lester had CANCER. I think anyone who has watched games knows Kennedy is a back end guy. Hughes may be a top guy but his stuff hasn’t really impressed. I thought his fastball would be better and he has no 3rd pitch.

  866. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    LOL That is true Jim. :P

  867. Aaron August 2nd, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    and Betemit had a 2 run home run today also, which im sure no one gave him props for.. 95% of you people on here, are the most fake yankee fans i’ve ever seen.. ure all pathetic, shouldn’t even be fans..

  868. Boxy August 2nd, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    “ok he had one single today, and grounded into a DP and last night, the guys been killing rallies and can’t get on in the first inning. One day won’t kill him. You guys are all over Melky and Cano everygame..admit it.. Jeter’s having rough times and needs a day..

    u guys blame every player BUT Jeter.. It’s ok to blame him once..”

    But Aaron LOVES Jeter! Troll. Have fun with Jed Lowrie.

  869. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    The Pavano, Hughes start has been delayed because of rain the tarp is off and the expexted start time is 7-45 carl pavano will start and is warming up

  870. Lance August 2nd, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Boston without Manny just won’t be the same team.

    Doesn’t help that their pen is terrible and the rotation has become average.

  871. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Lester had CANCER.

    Yes, we know and it was horrible. Great for him for battling back from that.

    So again, I didn’t realize he has been perfect with no struggles at all while pitching for the Sox.

    Meanwhile other young pitches are not allowed to have any struggles at all..who knew. All hope..is lost.

    :roll:

  872. Aaron August 2nd, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    BOXY

    what the hell are you talking about? i said give the guy one day off,lol.. calm down, i didn’t ask pete to take you’re blogging ability away. you’ll be ok

  873. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I forgot Pettite was hurt and they started a 4 man rotation. Oh well. This is totally off topic, but do the Yankees ever acknowledge their 2 years as the Baltimore Orioles before they moved to NY in 1903? I was thinking of getting a 1901 Orioles hat and a Highlander hat to confuse people.

  874. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! August 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Great win for the Yanks today-perfect for Old Timers’ Day…

    Moose was stellar…he should get around 10 more starts or so for the rest of the season…

    20 wins is still a possiblity…

    Let’s Go Yanks!

  875. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    u guys blame every player BUT Jeter.. It’s ok to blame him once..

    Have you not noticed that people have been blaming Jeter?

  876. Mark in CT August 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    No real Yank fan wants Betemit to play SS ahead of Jeter. Even if the Cap had one leg in a cast hes better at Short than Betemit.

  877. Aaron(wishes people watched the game and not blogging the whole time, so they know what they're talking about) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    the guy needs a day off obviouslly the way he’s hitting and not getting on.. so calm down.. who else are you gonna put at SS, there is no other option.. you guys will be ok for one day, I promise..

  878. Boxy August 2nd, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Aaron, troll someplace else. We don’t need your anti Jeter crap here. We are all in a very good mood. Trolls like you can’t ruin it.

  879. Q Bert August 2nd, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Lester has been fantastic this season. Hughes/Kennedy have given us exactly nothing. It is why we are trailing Boston right now.

  880. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Where is Hughes pitching tonight?

  881. Matzo August 2nd, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t expect Oakland to beat Boston in Fenway.

  882. Aaron(wishes people watched the game and not blogging the whole time, so they know what they're talking about) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Boxy, your cracking me up..

    I’m in a good mood too, but all I’m saying is he needs ONE day off.. ONE, not a replacement like all you guys want a new LF,CF,RF,3B,2B,1B,DH,C everyones complained about all those positions except for 1.. ok, so get off your high horse for one minute and look into reality.. he’ll be ok with one day off..

  883. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Aaron

    In the next week, Jeter will get a day off. Yanks don’t have an off day for weeks and Girardi will rest players.

  884. Kell August 2nd, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Hughes is forever on a rehab assignment. The guy can’t stay healthy.

  885. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Another off topic question, I’m a history teacher and this deals with the Mets. Didn’t they originally try to mix the Giants and Dodgers? Why is their new ballpark all about remembering the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the NY Giants are forgotten about?

  886. Aaron(wishes people watched the game and not blogging the whole time, so they know what they're talking about) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I understand what your saying Pat, but BOXY thinks Jeter is Cal Ripken and can’t take a day off.. lol..

  887. pat August 2nd, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Tigers chipping away. 4-2 Rays

  888. Onesy August 2nd, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    And Bay goes yard. 5-2 Boston.

  889. Aaron(wishes people watched the game and not blogging the whole time, so they know what they're talking about) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    alright you bloggers enjoy your night on the blog..why not go out for a bit and have a beer or 4.. or just sit here and type while your wife is hanging by herself in the living room, doing you kno what to herself bc ure on the blog..

    GO YANKS!!

  890. Boxy August 2nd, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Aaron is a troll. Go back to Boston Aaron.

  891. Jim S August 2nd, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I hate Oakland right now.

  892. Alan August 2nd, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Rasner has to out duel Lackey tomorrow.

  893. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 2nd, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    “Aaron(wishes people watched the game and not blogging the whole time, so they know what they’re talking about)”

    Is this crap for real? Being lectured on commenting by someone who comments like they’re texting on their phone?

    And Aaron, people who write blogs, are bloggers – i.e Peter is a blogger. People who comment on blogs are not what you call bloggers.

  894. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Will Dana Eveland get out of the 1st inning?

  895. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    omg I leave for 5 minutes and the soxs score 5 runs. And why does Jason Bay have to be so successful right away for them. UGH!

  896. Boston Sucks August 2nd, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Bay can hit all of the 3 run homeruns he wants. He’s no Manny.

  897. OLD Timers Day August 2nd, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Anybody need today’s Old Timer Day on DVD, check out http://www.sell.com/23hmdm

  898. ANSKY August 2nd, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Rebecca:

    “Mike Mussina is now 14-7. How many of you thought we could write that sentence this year?”

    Certainly not I, thats for sure. Way to go Moose! Maybe he has 10 starts left. Let’s say he wins half of them ….. that would make him a 19-game winner. Wow.

  899. Aaron(wishes people watched the game and not blogging the whole time, so they know what they're talking about) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    im more of a Yankee fan then you are Boxy, u idiot..

  900. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Eveland only threw 46 pitches in the 1st inning. Don’t worry though, OAK is gonna fight back and win that game.

    Regardless it is only August, we cannot be scoreboard watching already. Come September, we can start watching out backs.

  901. Aaron(wishes people watched the game and not blogging the whole time, so they know what they're talking about) August 2nd, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Angel what does that mean? on my phone? am I supposed to be offended bc im not using proper english in a blog??lol

  902. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Johan is throwing a perfect game.

  903. Stan August 2nd, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Seems Pete goes to Bruce concerts more often than the Padres can get a win. That’s where all his money goes!

  904. Dembore August 2nd, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Bay can hit all of the 3 run homeruns he wants. He’s no Manny.

    Perhaps the single stupidest thing I’ve read on this blog – and that’s saying a lot.

  905. YankeesTech August 2nd, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Jon Lester 2006

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/pl.....?year=2006

    Bust! 4.76 era….

    Please reserve your bust comments for young players after they have at least pitched a full season.

  906. YankeesTech August 2nd, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Anyone who calls Hughes a bust at this point is an idiot

  907. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Wow I just realized after the second inning Mussina was perfect!

  908. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Pavano Threw 1—-1 Inning, 1 Run, 1 K, 2 Hits,0 Walks His fastball was hitting 93

  909. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Did he trip on a blade of grass and sprain his ankle.

  910. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    jennifer: 17 in a row I think.

  911. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks for the update ThecanoCannon

  912. Buzz August 2nd, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    2 blow outs by tampa and boston F&^*

  913. Phil August 2nd, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Brandon: it doesn’t sound like you’ve ever played or coached baseball…so here is a quick lesson: you need mobility to play SS. A-Rod even said so, himself, that he wouldn’t feel comfortable there and has changed his body type. Get a clue.

  914. Yankee Lover August 2nd, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Unbelievable but true in our lifetime. Molina goes 3 for 3 including a homer. Betemit homers.
    Stat of the day. 10 of Giambis 20 homers this year were homers that put the Yankees ahead in a game.
    Very hard to figure this game out.

  915. YankeesTech August 2nd, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    You guys could hear the game on the minor league website.

  916. BBB (X gon'give it to ya) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    OK, I have no confidence in Oakland, but Detroit? Score some runs pls.

  917. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Well it appears we will not gain any ground on either Tampa or the soxs. The other teams have bums pitching.

  918. BBB (X gon'give it to ya) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Anyway, just a quick question cause I stepped out for a sec earlier when Nady was PH for – it was just a precaution b/c the game was well in hand and he was out yesterday with the soreness, right? Didn’t get hurt or anything?

  919. BBB (X gon'give it to ya) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Detroit *can* start putting up crooked numbers at any moment, but it doesn’t appear they want to help us out today…

  920. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Christian Picnched hit for Nady when the game was out of hand

  921. Nuck Noston August 2nd, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    AL pitchers will figure out Jason Bay’s hitting weakness in short order.

  922. Andy August 2nd, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Way to show up tonight, Oakland.

  923. Boon August 2nd, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Brandon obviously hasn’t seen how big Alex has gotten in the past 4 years. He’s not a SS anymore. He was going to have to move to 3b eventually. The sooner the better for his career.

  924. BBB (X gon'give it to ya) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    thx Cano Cannon.

    Good god, Detroit’s pitching is awful. Where are the rocket scientists that actually picked this team to win the WS? Didn’t John Kruk say they had the best lineup in baseball history? lolz.

  925. Kansas Jayhawk August 2nd, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    100% of pitchers out there would rather face Bay than Manny.

  926. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Pavono Through 2— 2 Innings, 1 Run, 4 Hits, 2 K’s, 0 Walks, 1 Run

  927. j August 2nd, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    tampa and boston may be winning, but minnesota is not :)

  928. pester August 2nd, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Det has a great lineup. In 2003.

  929. Wright August 2nd, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    “tampa and boston may be winning, but minnesota is not :)”

    I’ve seen Minny play. They are not WC contenders. It’s 3 teams for 2 spots.

  930. Munchkin August 2nd, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Pavano is a joke.

  931. j August 2nd, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    lackey vs rasner tommrow if im not mistaken? i checked lackeys stats and we have hit him to a tune of a 4. somethin era. perhaps we end this series on a strong note like we did vs the redsox and then we sweep the rangers with our best pitchers going. i have to assume pettite joba and moose all start vs texas.

  932. R23 August 2nd, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    How didn’t the Mets get another arm and a bat?

  933. Eric August 2nd, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    You can’t plan or assume sweeps on good teams on the road, j. No matter who’s pitching.

  934. j August 2nd, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    regarding pavano, he will probably get an incentive laden contract next year at the league minimum.why dont the yanks buy him out and then sign him to one of those one year, deals and see what happens?

  935. Bellaire August 2nd, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    We need to get to Lackey early and often tomorrow. Send me a message to the Angels.

  936. Phil August 2nd, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    j

    Cause they have no respect for him?

  937. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Pavono Through 3— 3 Innings, 1 Run, 5 Hits, 2 K’s, 0 Walks, 1 Run this was most likly his last inning hughes will pitch next

  938. j August 2nd, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    look at guys like thomas and sosa who signed one year incentive laden deals. they each hit 30 homeruns and contributed.

  939. Kell August 2nd, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    “regarding pavano, he will probably get an incentive laden contract next year at the league minimum.why dont the yanks buy him out and then sign him to one of those one year, deals and see what happens?”

    My vote for dumbest comment of the day.

  940. will August 2nd, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    well at least minnesota is losing. Now we just have to beat boston when we play them… and grind through the angel’s games at splits. tomorrow is a must win game

  941. j August 2nd, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    has anyone else noticed that melky has been hitting the ball much harder lately. it has not translated to more hits yet, but if he could go on a hitting streak here, that would be great.

  942. Kell August 2nd, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    “look at guys like thomas and sosa who signed one year incentive laden deals. they each hit 30 homeruns and contributed.”

    This may be dumbest comment #2. Thomas and Sosa are Hall of Famers who could still play.

  943. dazzler August 2nd, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    j quit while you are ahead.

  944. RhapsodyInBlue August 2nd, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Charleston Riverdogs leading the Greenville Drive 2-1 after three, starting pitcher for Charleston is Carl Pavano.

    Pavano-3 innings, 5 hits , 1 run, 1 er, no BB, 2ks.

  945. j August 2nd, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    how many times have we seen someone who has not contributed to a team during the duration of a contract and then sign one of those one year deals and then have a carrer year. they usually need to preform well to get another big contract.

  946. j August 2nd, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    my case in point. loiiazia for the cws in 2003 had a one year 500k contract and went 21-9.

  947. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Hughes just entered the game.

  948. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Hawkins enters the game for the astros while hughes enter the game of the dogs and pavono trew 45 pitches 33 for strikes

  949. j August 2nd, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    im watching hawkins now. :)

  950. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Hughes first 2 pitches were 98 and 97 mph

  951. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Announcer thinks if he continues to do well, that he will be back with the team in the ‘blink of an eye’ said he was hitting 93 his last start.

    Apparently the radar gun is very wrong. Showing 98, 97 mph.

    Infield single, on a curve.

  952. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Nice diving play by Austin Crome (possible double).

  953. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Now it is 94 mph

  954. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Steal off of Hughes, guy got his first steal of the year.

  955. will August 2nd, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    where are you seeing this at?

  956. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Got a strike out on a fast ball 94

  957. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Hughes Fastball regestered at 101

  958. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Now the gun registered at 101.

  959. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    will if you go to MILB and got to single A you can listen to the game.

  960. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Stike 3 looking on a hughes 97 mph fastball

  961. Alan August 2nd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Hawkins getting the middle of the Mets order out.

    Karstens shutting out the Cubs.

    This bizarro world?

  962. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    struck out on 97 mph fb outside corner. 2 so in inning.

  963. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    This is very bizarre Hughes doesn’t throw that hard.

  964. zellyanks91 August 2nd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I have watched Phil pitch for a long time now..and he was never reaching 97-101 mph. Is it the gun or is this for real? What is going on? haha. I am listening to the game on the radio as well & I am confused.

    Kevin

  965. Pat M. August 2nd, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Good to see Phil getting some lost love tonight….He’s going to be a factor in a few weeks….

  966. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    wow is this the real Phil Hughes fastball or just a radar gun errer

  967. Alan August 2nd, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Hughes cannot break 94. Please don’t spread rumors like 100mph fastball.

    We have all seen him pitch.

  968. Matzo August 2nd, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    The gun is obviously wrong.

    Come on.

  969. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Alan, we are only repeating what they are saying on the radio! They can’t figure it out either. Pavano was hitting 94 on the gun. So if the gun is off by 4 than Pavano was only hitting 90.

  970. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    97? that number can’t be right for Philthy?

    But go Phil!

  971. other guy August 2nd, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    You can’t rely on Hughes. He takes the summer off every season.

  972. Pat M. August 2nd, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    The jugs must be off, he tops out around 94-95

  973. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Oh Hawkins. :(
    Let’s see if he gets out of this

  974. Wilson August 2nd, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Hughes has a lot on his shoulders. But that load has been lessened by Joba being an ace level starter. Now the weight of the team and organization isn’t on his shoulders. he can be a solid #2 which is what i think he will be.

  975. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    other guy August 2nd, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    You can’t rely on Hughes. He takes the summer off every season.

    Oh please :roll:

  976. kev August 2nd, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Pavano hits 90 tops.

    Hughes hits 95 tops.

  977. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    So someone juiced the gun.

  978. other guy August 2nd, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Have you seen him pitch a complete season yet? Hughes is suspect til he gets off these innings limits which BTW he’s never reached.

  979. Buzz August 2nd, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    if hughes throw 100mph how much does joba throw 500mph?

  980. zellyanks91 August 2nd, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Honestly…you don’t need a 100 mph fastball to be successful in the majors. Sure, it helps..but look at Farnsworth..he throws 100mph but he sucks…his fastball is as straight as a string. We all saw Phil pitch in the low 90′s earlier in the season. At the same time..he had a fractured rib and had eye problems. Don’t bash me..because I am not making excuses for his bad play..just saying. I wouldn’t be surprised though if he is throwing harder than before. I doubt he is throwing 97-101mph though. I wish Phil the best of luck and I hope he can make it back to the big league club as soon as possible. As long as he throws strikes..and locates his pitches, he should be fine.

    Kevin

  981. mark August 2nd, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    How did Joba end up in Charleston?

    I know the Yankees probably sent him to Arlington a day ahead of time, I guess he is throwing an inning in Charleston.

  982. kev August 2nd, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I really hope and pray that Hughes and Joba and all these other kids are taking advantage of watching and talking to and being teammates with Andy, Mo and Moose. You cannot ask for better people to learn from.

  983. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Buzz
    August 2nd, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    if hughes throw 100mph how much does joba throw 500mph?

    good question on the radar gun he can probly hit 107

  984. Matzo August 2nd, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Hughes throws 100? Want to play 3 card monte??

  985. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Krazy Kyle in to pitch the bottom of the 8th for Detroit

  986. Matzo August 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    “I really hope and pray that Hughes and Joba and all these other kids are taking advantage of watching and talking to and being teammates with Andy, Mo and Moose. You cannot ask for better people to learn from.”

    Great point.
    Mo seems to have really helped Veras and Edwar.

    Rasner has to have picked up something from Moose.

    And they all have to see how AP battles.

  987. Ken August 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Nik Turley signed by the yankees. Great signing

  988. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Announcer said he checked, and they said the gun is accurate.

  989. Eric August 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I don’t get TB-Det on Extra Innings.

  990. Eric August 2nd, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    “Announcer said he checked, and they said the gun is accurate.”

    Does it matter? We know Hughes doesn’t throw 100.

  991. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Announcer said he checked, and they said the gun is accurate.

    I still think that gun is a wee bit off, but if not..whoa.

  992. blackdragon905 August 2nd, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    ken, what’s the scouting report on Turley?

  993. Ron D August 2nd, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I don’t think that Joba 500mph is off by much if we use the Charleston gun.

  994. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Hey Mo had it happen, why not Hughes?

  995. Ron D August 2nd, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    The announcers must know. That gun must be correct. Now prepared to be shocked when Hughes is throwing 94 in 2 weeks in NY.

  996. RalphieD August 2nd, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    brandon laird is putting on a power show for us

  997. Bart August 2nd, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I am so anti any lineup with Bettemit – especilaly with Jose as well (needed for Moose and defense) – and here the two of them get 5 hits and two HRs. Jose’s first in forever.

    we needed two of thois hits an a HR yesterday.

    But great job today and Moose bounced back from the debacle — Rasner unfortuately throws the same velocity and location as Moose without the Knuckle curve — it will be extra tough tomorrow — but I thought Moose would have it tough today folowing BP Ponson (I know no runs but they slapped and slugged the ball all over the park)

    Bettemit will get another day – but needed to get Cano’s hand well – he was so on fire when he hurt it.

  998. Our Lady of Sorrow August 2nd, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Damn idiots, forgot to calibrate the radar gun again. Send it to me, I’ll do it.

  999. vin August 2nd, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    “Hawkins getting the middle of the Mets order out.

    Karstens shutting out the Cubs.

    This bizarro world?”

    No, its called the National League.

  1000. Global Warming August 2nd, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    “Hawkins getting the middle of the Mets order out.

    Karstens shutting out the Cubs.

    This bizarro world?”

    No, its called the National League.

    lol

    Alberto Gonzalez

    4-6 2 doubles for the Nats

  1001. zellyanks91 August 2nd, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Who cares what Hughes is throwing…he is getting the job done. He is dealing tonight. 3.0 IP 0ER 0R 1H 1BB 4K so far.

    Kevin

  1002. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Hughes has retired the last 7. Sounds like he is doing very well. I’d guess they’d bump him to AA for his next outing.

  1003. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Who did we get for A-gone?

  1004. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Great to hear Phil is doing well. That is the most important thing.

  1005. Breww August 2nd, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    We could really use a W tomorrow to get a split with Anaheim.

  1006. Alan August 2nd, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Wagner about to blow this.

  1007. Richard August 2nd, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Sounds like Hughes is coming along well in rehab. When would he actually be ready for the Bigs?

  1008. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Wagner will get out of this. I think..
    If not, stay away from WFAN tonight

  1009. Mike NYY- Check out my blog August 2nd, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    When will Hughes be ready for MLB?

  1010. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I’m guessing 2 more starts, and as long as he is doing well he’ll take Rasner or Ponsons spot.

  1011. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Phil’s been hitting high 90s?

    Is the gun right?

  1012. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Well Wags just blew it, they almost had two runners thrown out back to back at the plate. But they were safe back to back.

  1013. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Wagner blew it, btw.

  1014. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Maybe we will see Hughes in Sept? Late Aug?
    I honestly have no idea, just guessing. :?

    Phil back out to pitch

  1015. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Wow Wagner. Just Wow

    Stay away from WFAN

  1016. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    The back up runner almost ran past the lead runner too.

  1017. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    SA That is the best time to listen to WFAN.

  1018. not fair August 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Santana just got screwed out of yet another win. Unbelievable.

  1019. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Anyone watching the Met game, please tell me how the runners didn’t move up to second and third with the play at the plate.

  1020. Alan August 2nd, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I got to say. When the Mets lose they really tear the hearts out of their fans.

  1021. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    lol jennifer-true. Some of the calls might be amusing.
    There also might be some screaming-watch the ears! :P

  1022. Matzo August 2nd, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Santana would be 15-4 on the Yankees.

  1023. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Anyone watching the Met game, please tell me how the runners didn’t move up to second and third with the play at the plate.

    got no idea, that’s just dumb for their part.

  1024. not fair August 2nd, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    just more evidence to show how misleading the Win stat is for a pitcher

  1025. zellyanks91 August 2nd, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    first off..I would like to say I am no expert..and I am not really sure..but signs point that he should be back soon. The way he is pitching now..I could see him getting the call back up sometime in August..probably late August.

    Phil Hughes Final Line: 3.2 IP 0ER 0R 1H 1BB 5K

  1026. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I wonder what Johan must be thinking, you think he is questioning waiving his no trade to go to the Mets. How many games has the pen blown for him?

    9 straight by Hughes. Threw 3 2/3 innings, they are very impressed.

  1027. Matzo August 2nd, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Why is everyone raving about Tejeda this yr? His OBP is a Cano esque 319

  1028. buzz August 2nd, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    WAGNER!!!!

  1029. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Phil Hughes Final Line: 3.2 IP 0ER 0R 1H 1BB 5K

    excellent. :)
    Does anyone know how many pitches he threw?

  1030. not fair August 2nd, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    yeah Tejada is pretty crappy now

  1031. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Not Johan’s fault if the Mets’ ‘pen is as awful as it is.

  1032. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    BS by BW. :)

    Another no decision for Santana. Something tells me Wagner’s not one of his favorite teammates.

  1033. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    It was something like 54 with 33 strikes.

  1034. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    mel, dont you mean the whole Mets’ bullpen? 8) lol

  1035. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    No way Santana would have 15 wins if he were with the Yankees…not with this offense on most nights.

    However, our bullpen is a lot better than the Mets’ pen.

  1036. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    thanks jennifer

  1037. Chelo August 2nd, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    You know the minor leaguers arent happy to see Phil Hughes back there again lol, We all know he can dominate the Minors lets hope he comes back and dominates in the majors. Btw i dought he hit 101mph but 95-97 is not that far fetch, i saw him pitch in the minors and he was sitting 94-97 that day, at least on the trenton gun.

  1038. not fair August 2nd, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    look on the bright side (for the mets), at least the bullpen limited the 9th inning damage to fewer than 5 runs, like the last time they blew a santana win. this is a small improvement.

  1039. Blargh August 2nd, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    The Mets offense is better than the Yankees offense by 0.18 runs a game (prior to today’s game)
    And that’s in the league without DH…

    Johan has no luck, huh?

  1040. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Which bullpen is in more dire straits, Boston or NYM?

  1041. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    I have a feeling Billy Wagner won’t be on Johan’s Christmas card list this year.

  1042. Kell August 2nd, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    For Hughes it is not about results. it is about how his arm feels, arm strength and location. Results are a bonus.

  1043. Tex August 2nd, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    “No way Santana would have 15 wins if he were with the Yankees…not with this offense on most nights.

    However, our bullpen is a lot better than the Mets’ pen.”

    Our offense is good enough for Moose to win 14. The pen wouldn’t blow any of these leads for Santana. Hughes has a lot to live up to when he comes back.

  1044. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Hughes hasn’t thrown 100 mph since early H.S. tryouts I choose not to believe the 97 mph until I hear from other sites. No way, if he’s hitting high 90′s jesus must have touched his arm.

  1045. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Kell–Results do tend to give you an indication of how he’s feeling, though.

  1046. Blargh August 2nd, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Tex: Evidently you have a lot more faith in the Yankees offense than the lot of us (including me) here

  1047. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Brandon: Creo que es posible. Recuerdo Mariano, si?

  1048. Chelo August 2nd, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Hughes hasn’t thrown 100 mph since early H.S. tryouts I choose not to believe the 97 mph until I hear from other sites. No way, if he’s hitting high 90’s jesus must have touched his arm.

    Wasnt Jesus(Montero) catching in the game lol?

  1049. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Have I mentioned how much I love Phil Hughes? And Jose Molina?

    Ladies, who’s the cutest Yankee now? Xavier?

  1050. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Xavier is a total cutie

  1051. not fair August 2nd, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Here are some of Santana’s numbers in Wins, Losses, and No Decisions:

    Wins (9 games): 2.70 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 3.67 K’s per walk, 7.92 IP/HR

    Losses (7 games): 3.35 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 3.00 K’s per walk, 9.13 IP/HR

    No Decisions (7 games): 2.60 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 2.67 K’s per walk, 9 IP/HR

    Look at that, his stats in No Decisions are very comparable to his stats in Wins. And his stats in his Losses are pretty nice as well except for that WHIP. I mean, most pitcher have terrible numbers in their Losses. Moose’s ERA in Losses this year is 6.62. Pettitte’s ERA in Losses this year is 8.14. Wang is at 6.14. This applies to elite pitchers as well. Peavy has a 5.03 ERA in his losses. Webb has a 7.48 ERA in his losses. Sabathia has a 6.94 ERA in his losses. Hamels has a 4.91 ERA in his losses. Lincecum has a 5.68 ERA in his losses. Beckett is at 4.61.

    Johan has a 3.35 ERA in his losses. That is crazy bad luck.

  1052. buzz August 2nd, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    THat is how we lost yesterday,walk and a blop first and third

  1053. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Holy crap he did touch triple digits tonight according to the stadium announcer they checked between innings, and park officials say they believe the gun is accurate tonight. If he hit 101 tonight OMFG 8O

  1054. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    X has by far the best name.

  1055. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Brandon: Guess Jesus touched him….

  1056. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Miracle from Jesus then?

  1057. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Rebecca I’ve heard stories of scouts being there in his H.S. warmups and Hughes hitting triple digits but there is just no way ! NOW !

  1058. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I feel bad for Feliciano there, he was in a no-win situation.

  1059. buzz August 2nd, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    mets Lose

  1060. The Mets suck even without Willie August 2nd, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    I can’t wait to hear them whining on the Fan on Monday.

  1061. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Brandon: Stranger things have happened.

  1062. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Fire Willie? Oh wait…

  1063. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I emailed Pete to check it out.

  1064. Kell August 2nd, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Rebecca it is like a spring training game. It is all about how he feels, locates, arm strength, fastball, etc. If he throws a no hitter great. But results aren’t what they are looking for just yet. And remember this. These are Single A players. he SHOULD be dominating.

  1065. buzz August 2nd, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    no way hughes can throw 100mph

  1066. Paulio August 2nd, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Hughes does not throw 100mph. i repeat. No matter what the gun says he doesn’t throw 100mph.

    He’s never thrown 100mph.

    Just forget it.

  1067. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Rebecca there are multiple sites saying Philip Hughes in minor league rehab tonight hit triple digits on the gun ! they checked the gun and it was accurate, I just can’t believe that, there is…I mean 96 I understand but 101 MPH tonight. I need sources tonight.

  1068. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    S.A.,

    Did you watch the Fox broadcast? They showed Willie’s intro at the old timer’s game a couple of times. It was very heartwarming.

    Too bad about Bernie, he would’ve been shown a lot of love, too.

  1069. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Kell: I totally get you. What I’m trying to say is that if he has a line like he has tonight, then his arm is probably feeling okay.

    The results are gravy.

  1070. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--10-5) August 2nd, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Manny Hits his first homer as a dodger

  1071. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Brandon and jennifer: I can’t wait to see what Pete says about it.

  1072. Bad Scooter August 2nd, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Manny with his first NL bomb.

  1073. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Rebecca did you know your site was quoted on Nj.com

  1074. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    jennifer: Uh, I do now.

    Are you talking about Price or Pride of the Yankees?

  1075. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 2nd, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Did you watch the Fox broadcast? They showed Willie’s intro at the old timer’s game a couple of times. It was very heartwarming.

    mel-I missed Willie’s intro. Aw. That’s great the fans were showing him lotsa love.
    The Mets got rid of him, yet the same issues exist. Shocking………Not.

  1076. BBB (X gon'give it to ya) August 2nd, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Mel: Xavier is definitely the cutest Yankee now!

    I still think Moose is awfully cute too though, age hasn’t diminished his hotness a bit :)

  1077. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:44 pm

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

  1078. Pure August 2nd, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Amazing how many are taking the Hughes 100 thing serious.

    This place will believe anything.

  1079. Jorge Tabata August 2nd, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I’m sure they’ll be quotes tomorrow from Cashman, Various scouts, Austin Romine (his catcher tonight), and even Hughes himself confirming the validity of those velocity reports.

    Even if it was juiced slightly, he was still touching high 90s. I mean, the gun can’t be 5-8 MPH’s off, 1-4 maybe.

  1080. Joe Mama August 2nd, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    wouldn’t it be something if after all the Yankee pitchers were so happy to see Manny go, he ended up smashing bombs against them in the World Series

  1081. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    congrats Rebecca, your opinion ended up on the newspaper. 8)

  1082. Kell August 2nd, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Agreed. Hughes looks healthy. And even if he’s not tossing 100mph he’s throwing hard. Which is nice.

    We need him back.

  1083. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    The MPH of the Charleston-Greenville game is coming fom the scoreboard and it’s a Boston franchise, and, yes, the gun is goosed up.

  1084. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Jorge they said the second pitcher for the other team best fastball was 89. So the gun couldn’t be very juiced or that kid wouldn’t be in minor league ball.

  1085. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    So that would mean he was throwing 84. :lol: Pete or someone will get to the bottom of this. I am skeptical, but hopeful.

  1086. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    jennifer and ed: AHAHAHAHA they quoted what may have bee the worst post I’ve ever written, I was that upset last night.

    Not to mention, they missed the point of my post.

  1087. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 2nd, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    GB did you listen to the game I just came back from buying stuff and went to NYYFANS

    The Riverdog announcers said a ton of scouts were shocked by Hughe’s velocity.

    I need press releases if this is true.

  1088. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Rebecca email him, let him know!

  1089. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Moose? No. But he does look better cuz he’s smiling all the time now. He must be sleeping better now, cuz he doesn’t have bags under his eyes anymore. :P

    Check out the picture of Andy in the slideshow of players at this site: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....s/yankees/

    The one where he’s holding his glove by his face. Nice.

  1090. geO [Murderer's Row and Cano] August 2nd, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    LETS GO MANNY!…can’t believe I just typed that…

    ::runs away::

  1091. Guiseppe Franco August 2nd, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Hughes cannot throw 100 MPH. I don’t care what that gun said.

    He can reach 96 MPH when he’s feeling strong and everything is going his way, but he usually sits around 92-94 MPH.

    Frankly, if he can locate it – that’s more than good enough to get major league hitters out.

    Don’t buy into that radar gun or you are going to be very disappointed when he gets back to the bigs.

  1092. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 2nd, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    hey rebecca, i exactly know what you mean. friday night’s game was just really pathetic. ponson pitching a 2 hit shut out through 7 innings, it only happens once in a lifetime.

  1093. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    jennifer: Nah, I’m amused, not upset :-D

  1094. Jorge Tabata August 2nd, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Look at the results of 6 of Santana’s past 10 starts:

    @ SD – 6 IP, 2 ER (L – Mets only scored 1 run; for the 3rd consecutive game lost 2-1)

    vs. ARI – 7 IP, 0 ER, 10 Ks (ND – Pen gives up 5 runs in last 3 innings, Wagner blows 2 run 9th inning lead)

    vs. SEA – 7 IP, 5 R, 1 ER (L – Grand Slam to King Felix)

    @ PHI – 8 IP, 2 ER (ND -Came out after 95 pitches with the game tied, Sanchez gives up walkoff to Feliz)

    vs. PHI – 8 IP, 2 ER (ND – 4 BP arms proceed to give up 6 runs in the 9th inning)

    @ HOU – 6.1 IP, 1 ER (ND – Wagner blows 2 run lead in 9th)

  1095. PJH August 2nd, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Did Hughes meet Brian McNamee on this DL stint?

  1096. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    I’m assuming Brandon Laird is related to Gerald Laird.

    How’d we get Brandon?

  1097. buzz August 2nd, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    he`lifted`weights?

  1098. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Yeah, Brandon, and, that gun is about 3-5 MPH, as it always is. By the way, the two homers by Laird were absolute bombs to left center. The park is set up like Fenway with a 38 foot high wall in left. They went well beyond and about 75 feet high by game reports. By the way, Snyder is playing second and hitting, but, he’s no infielder. Angelini will probably moving up next spring, but, clearly has a lot of rough eges. Austin Krum will make a good 4th outfielder for somebody (good glove/bat) but, doubt that he can play center field. Ortiz is going to be good, either setup or middle relief. De La Rosa is just great for a first full season as a pitcher. He’s going to move fast. Left handers that throw hard are rare, but, this guy has the really good fastball, knee buckling slider and the only two with changeups as good as his in the Yankee system are Ramirez and Ortiz (Bugs Bunny changeup).

  1099. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    ***rough edges***

  1100. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Carla was pitching in the same game. What was he throwing?

    Wouldn’t it be poetic justice if they were both ready to pitch in the Bronx and Hughes got the call? There’s no way I showcase Pavano at this point.

  1101. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Mel, Brandon is Gerald’s younger brother (20 yrs old). Moved from 3rd base to 1st base and playing some really good defense for his first year there. He was dafte last year. Pretty swing and a ton of power.

  1102. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    ***drafted last year***

  1103. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 2nd, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    They said 94.

  1104. mark August 2nd, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    would you guys start joba on short rest tomorrow? we need the game..

  1105. Betsy August 2nd, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    really don’t see why it matters if the 101 is accurate or not. The fact is, even if the gun if 5 or 6 miles off (which is a lot), then Phil still hit 95/96. The best gauge is not the radar gun, it’s the fact that MLB scouts were taken aback by his velocity, and I can guarantee that they were using their eyes, not depending on a gun.Still, there is no way I would rush him. No matter what the Yankees’ needs are, Phil’s future development comes first. He was already rushed one time – better to play it safe.

  1106. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    No way do the start Chamberlain on short rest.

  1107. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks, GB7. I wonder why he wasn’t a catcher like his brother. Two real bombs today, huh?

    BTW, what’s everyone’s opinion on Teixeira? Is he going to get a 10 year deal? I doubt it. Only Alex gets those kind of deals.

    I’d over big $$ for 5 years. Otherwise let the Angels commit the years.

  1108. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    That would be *offer*

  1109. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    mark: No. Don’t mess with a young arm.

  1110. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    ***they start***. I went to the Rebecca School Of Typing.
    .
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    .just teasing you, Rebecca

  1111. Global Warming August 2nd, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    “Hughes cannot throw 100 MPH. I don’t care what that gun said.”

    Stating the obvious!

    I think anybody with a peabrain would of figured this one out.

  1112. gayle August 2nd, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Just got home from the most wonderful day at the STadium.

    Old Timers Daywas special the reception for Willie Randolph just terrific.

    The game had me worried I and others in my row were cursing Betemit then he hit the HR it was forgiven for a minute but we4 all still say he is painful at times.

    Moose looked a little dodgy to start but boy did he settle down.

    Topped the day off with a great dinner in City Island

    For those interested here is the link to my photos with today’s photos added. Today we sat int h bleachers so not as close as normal but still I think some good shots.

    http://yankeesseason2008.shutterfly.com

  1113. bronson August 2nd, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    How long is Jeter gonna get a free ride for awful at bats.
    He’s the king of double plays and force outs,{sic}I know he’s popular but he’s not good hitting 2nd,also he needs to be benched,he needs rest!

  1114. PJH August 2nd, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    There definitely were scouts at the game with their own guns. There had to a Yankees scout there with a gun accepted as accurate. If he really threw that hard we will find out.

  1115. joba rules August 2nd, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    they must have had betances out there wearing hughes’ jersey lol

  1116. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    jennifer emailed pete, right? I guess will find out one way or the other.

  1117. Global Warming August 2nd, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    “would you guys start joba on short rest tomorrow? we need the game..”

    I remember when the organization refused to start Wang on short rest in Game 4 of the 06 ALDS. Seeing how Wang was 26 back then there is no chance in he ll that Chamberlain starts on short rest this entire season including playoffs.

  1118. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    My pleasure, Mel. Laird and Montero have hit some real bombs in Charleston, this year. Deep fenses to left field and the winds usually blow in off of the river. Not sure why they didn’t try catching switch, other than the Yanks have about 4-5 really highly rated young catchers about the same age. First base was and is a dead zone in the system. One issue with most of the top of the line young hitters coming through the system is that they are right handed.

  1119. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    ***fences***

  1120. Petino August 2nd, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    “would you guys start joba on short rest tomorrow? we need the game..”

    No way. You don’t do that with a young arm. Also, the Texas offense is a potent force. We’ll need Joba to shut them down.

  1121. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    We also need a win on Monday. So it doesn’t matter if you shuffle the rotation, Rasner still gets a turn. Game on TBS.

    GB7,

    Christ, are you drunk? Sleep it off and come back when you can type.

  1122. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Mel, :)~~~~~~

  1123. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    No, Mel…just wired on Coca Cola. I had an emergency shipment brought in this morning. I ran out last night (horrors).

  1124. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    If Hamilton ever squares up a Chamberlain fast ball in Texas, there will be a new moon orbiting the Earth.

  1125. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    GB7,

    Is this drool? :)~~~~~~

    Coke? Showing your age again. :P

  1126. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    GB: One moon is quite enough.

  1127. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Manny says he’d love to finish his career as a Dodger. He loves LA cuz you can go out and no one bothers you (ahem, Boston).

    I don’t know why any aging player with knee “issues” would want to play in the NL.

  1128. bavd in reverse August 2nd, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    I will stay away again tomorrow and that will be a SURE WIN for the Yankees….Book It…DANO !…In fact, if I can avoid the rest of the season ( possible, but not likely ) you can expect us to get to 100 wins !

  1129. stuart August 2nd, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    yeah start a 23 yr old on short rest with 50 games left in the season………….

    NO NO NO NO

    I am against that bad idea… IS tomorrow a playoff game????????

  1130. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Tidbits from mlb.com recap:

    Robinson Cano said he doesn’t expect to be in the lineup Sunday because of a sore left hand. … With Saturday’s win, the Yankees are 6-1 following a shutout. … Jose Molina’s home run Saturday was his first against a right-handed pitcher since Sept. 14, 2006. … Reliever Jose Veras has struck out seven of the last 11 hitters he’s faced.

  1131. JR Yankees August 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Lots of hatin’ on Mo last night, and I’m not trying to pick on you Rebecca.

  1132. Buddy Biancalana August 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    I always imagined GB7 as Jack & Coke kinda guy.

  1133. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Not drool, Mel. I just don’t know how to make the faces. And, I’m only 19 years old.
    .
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    I liked that age so much, I thought I’d try it for the third time.

  1134. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Nah, coke on the rocks Buddy. If I want to act like an adult (never a certainty), I drink Chivas and water.

  1135. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Well, Cano’s hand injury would explain the hitting slump over the last week.

  1136. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    GB7,

    Who’s been buying your liquor for the past 38 years? :)

  1137. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 2nd, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    JR: Don’t worry, I’m okay.

    Let’s hope Robbie isn’t hurt too bad…don’t know how much more Wilson at 2nd I can stomach.

  1138. mel August 2nd, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    To be fair, Wilson was clipped on the play.

    Otherwise he had a great game. I’ve always had a soft spot for Betemit. Maybe cuz he gets trashed here.

  1139. #9 August 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    “They showed Willie’s intro at the old timer’s game a couple of times. It was very heartwarming.”

    Kay introduced him with “Once a Yankee – always a Yankee – Willie Randolph!”

  1140. Yazman (David) August 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Even with his post-AS resurgence, Cano’s ranks among regular 2B this year:

    OPS: 17 (our of 19)
    OBP: 18
    BA: 14
    SB: 17
    Runs: 16
    2B: 10
    HR: 8
    RBI: 7
    BB: 18
    SLG: 14

    Only stat in which he ranks highly is SO — he has the 2nd fewest strike outs of any regular 2B.

  1141. Lolala August 3rd, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Strikeouts aren’t even an important stat anyway. He probably averages close to the fewest pitches seen per at-bat, so it’s not surprising.

  1142. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Mel, I look older than my age of 19. My dad had to have me buy his because he didn’t have an ID card.

  1143. DFox August 3rd, 2008 at 12:11 am

    I don’t get why you would start Joba on short rest… Forget about the young arm stuff, what would it achieve? Is there really a must win game with 50 to go? Also, it would be showing you have absolutely no faith in Rasner.

    I mean like if there was one game left in the season and you had to win it, starting him on 1 day shortened rest would make sense.

  1144. TKinDC August 3rd, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Yaz =

    Let’s review this at the end of the year ok? Other than Chase Utley there is no other 2B I’d rather have in the league and frankly I wouldn’t trade them heads-up at this point in their careers.

    Cano is a 2nd half player – he’ll get his numbers before it is all said and done.

  1145. Yazman (David) August 3rd, 2008 at 12:29 am

    TKinDC,

    I’m with you, hopeful and rooting for Robbie every step of the way. I think he can be awesome.

    I just thought he’d fought his way back to the middle of the pack already, and was sad to see that’s far from true — so far.

  1146. head cold August 3rd, 2008 at 12:31 am

    cough…Ian Kinsler….cough

    cough…Brian Roberts…cough

    cough…Orlando Hudson…cough

    cough…Howie Kendrick…cough

    cough…Brandon Phillips…cough

    cough…Dustin Pedroia…cough

    Boy, I really need to take some NyQuil!

  1147. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 3rd, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Guys, I think the apocalypse is upon us

    Barry Zito is pitching a three hit shutout.

  1148. Umbrella August 3rd, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Cano is going to need a huge finish to make his numbers seem impressive.

    Last year on August 2nd, he was already at .303/.344/.475
    He hit .314/.372/.515 the rest of the way to bring his overall numbers up to .306/.353/.488

    Right now he is at .260/.295/.388. I don’t think he can do it.

  1149. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 3rd, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Here is a short video clip of Phil and Pavano pitching tonight:

    http://tinyurl.com/5phjwo

  1150. TKinDC August 3rd, 2008 at 12:44 am

    “Boy, I really need to take some NyQuil!”

    w/ that list? Sounds like you’ve already drank the entire bottle. Dustin Pedroia? You can have that little ferret and I’ll take Robbie any day of the week.

  1151. Back Bench August 3rd, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I’m sure I’ll get slammed for this, but Tim McCarver said that to a man, the Yankee pitchers all wanted Molina behind the plate when they are on the mound. McCarver also noted that Molina has the best “feel” for how the batters are performing during the game and adjusting the pitching accordingly of any catcher he’s seen.

    No SBs for LAA today. Last year, we were all agonizing over how every team was stealing Moose blind. He must feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted off his back.

    So how is it that Pudge comes in and immediately makes Jose the back up catcher?
    I’ve heard the ‘better offense’ story repeated over and over. It seems to me that having the right in-game calls made, the opposing running game effectively shut down, and someone who knows when to lay down a bunt in the right situation is worth more than a 0.040 improvement in the possibility of a hit.

  1152. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 3rd, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Back Bench: It’s not just that.

    jose has never caught a full season, never more than 71 games in a season, so there’s considerable concern about the physical toll it will take on his body.

    I think that has more to do with it than anything else.

  1153. TKinDC August 3rd, 2008 at 12:54 am

    “No SBs for LAA today. Last year, we were all agonizing over how every team was stealing Moose blind. He must feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted off his back.

    Moose only gave up 2 hits and 2 BB’s – That seems like a good formula for minimizing SB’s :)

    Pudge is a first ballot HoF catcher even with the steroid cloud over his head. Molina has never been an every-day catcher. Both seem to be very good at throwing runners out but Pudge in his prime was the best defensive catcher I’ve ever seen.

  1154. 34hughes August 3rd, 2008 at 12:56 am

    hughes probably changed to his old delivery thats why he is throwing hard

  1155. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 3rd, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Thanks SA that does look like Hughes was hitting upper mid 90′s tonight.

  1156. mel August 3rd, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Very nice recap of the old timers game. LOL @ the Negron/Stengel story. They also mention how Willie would’ve gotten the biggest ovation.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....ml?eref=T1

  1157. steve August 3rd, 2008 at 1:02 am

    where is pete? i cannot sleep until i know hughes’ velocity!!!!

  1158. NoNoGo August 3rd, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Jose Molina is a terrible hitter. His putrid bat has been a big part of the offensive problem. Pudge ain’t what he used to be, but he is still much better than Molina. And these pitchers were quite fine in previous seasons without Jose Molina as their catcher. Molina is a nice guy to have as a backup catcher, but if you need to him to catch even 3 games a week, it is a big detriment to the team. That’s why Cashman made the trade. It was a no-brainer.

  1159. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 3rd, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Hughes has new mechanics in that video

  1160. E-Man August 3rd, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Lay off Pudge.

    It takes more than a game or two for a catcher to learn a pitching staff.

  1161. McLovin August 3rd, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Okay Pete I Bruce Springsteen isn’t that great to not have a update for 8 hours.

  1162. mel August 3rd, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Thanks, SA, for the vid.

    FWIW-the narrator said Phil hit 101. Even if it’s 5 mph off, it’s encouraging.

  1163. mel August 3rd, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Sorry, that should be the story mentioned how *Bernie* would’ve gotten the hugest ovation. If he had, like, showed up.

  1164. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 3rd, 2008 at 1:14 am

    If Pete went to Foxboro, and he lives close-ish to the Stadium, it’d take him a few hours to get back from the concert.

  1165. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 3rd, 2008 at 1:15 am

    SA seriously thank you for that video, seriously he has a new stride in that motion he could have very well hit high 90′s tonight. PETE GET BACK HERE ALREADY ! :x

  1166. mel August 3rd, 2008 at 1:21 am

    This recap really captures the essence of the Molina/Moose battery.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....=280802110

  1167. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 3rd, 2008 at 1:22 am

    No problem!

    Seriously, we need an answers regarding ‘Hughes-was he really throwing 101?-gate’

    Probably not 101..but still. He looks good

  1168. Redding August 3rd, 2008 at 1:23 am

    Ponson did have his best outing of the season w/ Pudge catching…

    He’ll be fine. Nady was hitting .090 on Tuesday. Now he’s at .286. Pudge will do the same.

  1169. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 1:23 am

    PA said last night that he had the weekend off, before the West Coast trip and somebody else would be looking in on the children.

  1170. mark August 3rd, 2008 at 1:27 am

    mets should go for k-rod at the end of the yr… their BP is a mess.

  1171. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 1:27 am

    SA, Hughes wasn’t hitting 100+ MPH tonight. The radar guns in Greenville are jacked up. They don’t draw, so it impresses the fans. I’ve been there and other parks in the Sally League, and the board radar doesn’t match the scout guns. Usually about 5 MPH too high.

  1172. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 3rd, 2008 at 1:30 am

    GB: Even so, 5 mph means that Phil was hitting 95, 96.

  1173. S.A.-I still believe in this team but can the offense stop being offensive? August 3rd, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Oh I realize that GB7.
    It probably wasn’t 101-more like mid 90′s

    But hey, ya never know. :)

  1174. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Rebecca and SA, that would be his limit, I’d think. Greenville was clocking De La Rosa earlier this year at 100 MPH. He’s tops 94 and maybe 95 with a strong tailwind. As long as the ball was moving in and out, up and down, 94-95 MPH with control is plenty good enough.

  1175. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 3rd, 2008 at 1:36 am

    GB: Exactly.

  1176. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 3rd, 2008 at 1:38 am

    GB7 since you go there alot that pitch to David Mailman on the video I remember hearing the announcer saying he striked out on a 97 mph pitch looking. So again IDK I don’t go to Greenville games but I heard alot of scouts were impressed.

  1177. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 1:41 am

    If you guys are in Florida next spring, and, most likely around Trenton next summer, these young kids here in Charleston will really get you excited. A lot of talented bats and pitchers. Montero, Angelini, Suttle and Betances are still aways off, though. Laird, Ortiz and De La Rosa could move fast, though.

  1178. mel August 3rd, 2008 at 1:41 am

    mark,

    Why did Ken Rosenthal say he’s almost positive that K-rod will not re-sign with the Angels?

  1179. Yazman (David) August 3rd, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Great point, Rebecca. Phil in the mid-90s (especially at this point in rehab) is awesome news.

    BTW, anyone see how AJax is really coming on?
    http://www.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=457706

    I’m a big Melky fan but it’s good to have options…

  1180. #9 August 3rd, 2008 at 1:46 am

    From Chad Jennings’ SWB excellent blog:

    “I think Coke is one of the breakout prospects in the system and will probably be added to the 40-man this winter.”

  1181. Clare August 3rd, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Mel,

    Because KRod wants 5 years at 15 million a year. Ken said there was no way the Angels would give him that.

  1182. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 1:48 am

    I wasn’t there, either, Brandon, but, they have impressed the announcers and tey mentioned that the scouts are really excited about both Pavano and especially Hughes. The speed was impressive, but the control and movement is what they are especially happy about. In Hughes two games, in 6.2 innings, he’s thrown less than 90 pitches combined.

  1183. steve August 3rd, 2008 at 1:50 am

    Joe Girardi is hitting .313 (5-16) with a double and HR in his career against Mike Mussina

  1184. mel August 3rd, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Clare,

    Thanks. Personally, I can’t stand the guy. But he is a good closer. I did hear Fox mention that the Angels had someone in mind to close if Frankie leaves.

    When does Wagner’s contract run out?

  1185. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Francisco Rodriguez would be great setting up Rivera for two years and then taking over after 2010. He just might be receptive to that. Rivera’s his idol, and, then, Rodriguez being set up by Melancon, for three or four years would be perfect. It’s hard to imagine NYY paying 14 million a year for a setup guy, though.

  1186. mel August 3rd, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Another odd fact. Nady homered in his first and only AB in 2000. Didn’t get called up again until 2003. Pretty weird.

    BTW, as nice as it was to see the bats show up today, it was really great to see the pitching get back on track yesterday and today. It’s been a brutal week for the pitchers after a wonderful month.

  1187. Neil August 3rd, 2008 at 1:58 am

    if pavano was throwing 92-93 we can probly say the gun is 4 mph juiced, cause one would expect him to be 88-89 coming off tommy joh. so if hughes was reported at 97-101, we can say he was at actually at 93-97. This would be a huge improvement to the 89-93 mph Hughes we saw earlier in the year.

    Hughes sliding into the #4 spot after Mussina, Joba, and Pettite would be perfect.

  1188. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Starting to believe Arod will never win a championship ) (X-factor my ***) August 3rd, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Neil true but in start # 2 your expected to throw harder, Pavano was around 93 tonight, the Hughes thing only the Yankees would know that for sure. But if it was 3-5 mph off that would mean that Red Sox pitcher was throwing 84 mph and he wouldn’t be in the Sally league if that were true. Again I’ll go by the stadium people on this one. I respect GB7 but something was different tonight in Hughes stride, his finish even the velocity caught on video.

  1189. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Like I said earlier, Brandon, I haven’t seen the videos of Hughes from tonight, but, if he found the glitch in his delivery, that would be great. My only concern would be this rib issue. If it happens again, look for it to be removed. Pavano, who knows? I do know that almost 100% of the pitchers coming back from Tommy John Surgery are clocked 2-3 MPH higher than before. All except for, surprisingly, Tommy John. John threw harder before and had a very good fastball coming up through the Cleveland and White Sox systems. When Frank Jobe and Robert Kerlan first recommended this surgery to John, they told John he might throw harder, so John asked then to put Koufax’s fastball in his arm. After surgery and rehab, John said he was upset with the doctors because they mistakenly put Mrs. Koufax’s fastball in his arm. Was great to see him today. A very funny guy. My grandfather played semi-pro baseball with his father in Indiana around Terre Haute and Shelburn/Sullivan coal mine leagues.

  1190. Kirby August 3rd, 2008 at 2:23 am

    There’s no way the Yanks are even thinking about K-Rod. Having two relievers each making close to 15 million per year is a huge waste of money. The team will need to spend that kind of money on either a starting pitcher or a bat, and those are both much bigger needs than another reliever.

  1191. mel August 3rd, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Found out why Nady had one at bat in 2000 and didn’t go back for 3 years. He went straight to the majors. Interestingly, he also had Tommy John surgery in 2002. If we run out pitchers, he might be able to take the mound. :)

  1192. Dan August 3rd, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Amazing…if it wasn’t for Josh Hamilton I’d say Mussina was a lock for comeback player of the year. Great season so far and great start here. A really stopper type performance.

  1193. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 2:40 am

    Dan, Hamilton was a top NL rookie last year. He’s been back.

  1194. GreenBeret7 August 3rd, 2008 at 2:42 am

    Cliff Lee and Ervin Santana will be Mussina’s biggest rivals for CPY.

  1195. Dan August 3rd, 2008 at 2:43 am

    You don’t think he’s going to be a candidate? That was a half season.

  1196. Dan August 3rd, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Well Cliff Lee deserves it more I have to say…

    But even with that said Mussina has been a God send for us. I would have never believed he’d be this good, I don’t think anyone would have.

  1197. omega August 3rd, 2008 at 2:47 am

    I think Lee deserves it the most.

  1198. Kell August 3rd, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Moose is the Cy Young

  1199. bru August 3rd, 2008 at 9:49 am

    one way the yankees can flip an aging team is let all the free agents walk,get a ton of picks for them,trade damon,matsui,sign sabathia.their 1-3 will be sabathia,wang,joba,fill out the 4th and 5th spots,dh posada,nady in right,get a younger left fielder,center fielder,first baseman,catcher.the pitching staff will be great,young and set for years.with a pitching staff that good and arod,jeter,cano,posada and all the prospects and picks the yankees have they can trade all of them to get a left fielder,center fielder,first baseman,catcher.they need only 4 position players and sabathia.go younger,a little cheaper but keep ajax,montero,brackman.the yankees are in a very good position going forward,i just hope they do the right thing and get an ace,left,center,catcher,first baseman,get younger while lowering payroll at the same time.the problem with the yankees that is very close to being fixed is that they do not have 3 great pitchers 1-3.they are close to having great pitchers 1-5,very young also wich will lower payroll because joba,hughes are cheap,wang is reasonable.it will also take pressure off the offense and keep them competing for years,they will never use most of the pitchers in the minors with hughes,joba,wang and an ace in the offseason and possibly kennedy so trade them for the v4 position players needed.

  1200. Yankeefanfoev13 August 3rd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Joba to start first game in texas, should take 3/4 or possibly a sweep

  1201. Sally August 3rd, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    What’s the story with Bernie Williams? Was he invited to Old Timers Day and declined?

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