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Game 122: Royals at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 15, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (64-57)
Damon DH
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Cano 2B
Gardner CF
Molina C
Pettitte LHP

Andy Pettitte (12-9, 4.32) vs. the Kansas City hitters.

Gil Meche (10-9, 4.24) vs. the New York hitters.

Notes: Thanks to Brian Heyman for calling in the lineup. … Yankees are home for the first time since Aug. 3. … The Yankees are coming off a 3-7 road trip.

PERSONAL CATCHER: This now makes three straight starts that Molina has caught Pettitte. So obviously Molina will catch Moose and Pettitte, leaving Pudge with Ponson, Rasner and Starter No. 5.

LESS BETEMIT: Ransom can play all over the infield, which should lessen the playing time for the defensively challenged Wilson Betemit. The Yankees are learning what the Dodgers and the Braves did, that while Betemit has occasional power at the plate, he’s not much help otherwise. Can’t field, can’t run, no instincts, strikes out a lot, etc.

BAD WEATHER: There is rain in the forecast in New York tonight. But the teams are there and they’ll try to play.

Update, 4:51 p.m. COLE TO UCLA: The Yankees have given up on Gerrit Cole. Brian Cashman said the player and his family made a “lifestyle choice” and decided on college. It sounds like the Yankees were misled back in June by the kid’s family. They certainly would not have taken him in the first round without believing he wanted to play pro ball. He’s going to UCLA, after all, not Harvard.

Scott Boras is not behind this. It was all the kid and his family. But the Yankees can’t be too happy with Boras. They certainly consulted with him back in the spring. He has been the Cole’s family’s “advisor” (which is the NCAA’s way of saying agent) for a while now.

Don’t hurt your arm in college, Gerrit.

UPDATE, 5:13 p.m.: Joe Girardi is on WFAN now. The highlights: Gardner is going to get a chance to play center, Giambi will play against lefties and he’s going to try and field a consistent lineup.

This would have all made sense on July 1. But better late than never.

UPDATE, 5:19 p.m.: Baseball America reports that the Yankees have signed 27th round pick Garrison Lassiter, a lefty-hitting SS who had signed with UNC.

UPDATE, 7:01 p.m.: OK, it’s pouring at the Stadium but they are going to try to play once the storm clears out. But the game will not start on time.

UPDATE, 7:41 p.m.: Hideki Matsui was 1 for 3, including a sixth-inning solo homer, in his first rehab game with Single-A Tampa.

Joba on his 25 tosses today: “You’re a pitcher, you’re always going to feel something. But there’s a difference between, ‘It’s not right,’ and, ‘That’s just the normal everyday stuff.’ It was actually pretty good today. The first couple of throws, you get everything out and then it loosens up for you. As of right now, it feels pretty good.”

UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: The game is underway.

I’m off this weekend, so the updates and posts could be a little sparse. But we’ll have the lineups every day. Enjoy the game.

UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: This from Baseball America:

As reported earlier, the Yankees signed 27th-round draft pick Garrison Lassiter. Baseball America since has learned that his bonus was $600,000, the equivalent of slot money for the 68th overall choice (second round).

A shortstop from West Forsyth High in Clemmons, N.C., Lassiter has a quick lefthanded bat, power potential and a strong arm, though he’s still raw offensively and defensively.

 
 

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1,271 Responses to “Game 122: Royals at Yankees”

  1. Andrew August 15th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Cue the Brett Gardner ripping.

  2. Rubin August 15th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Any news yet on Bleich? I dont care about Cole, let him go. I hate the delivery!

  3. RalphieD August 15th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Lets Go Yanks!!!

  4. jay destro August 15th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    queue the “season’s over” brigade

  5. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Giambi still batting 4th :?

  6. Rubin August 15th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Andrew, I like Gardner, I think hes a great asset to have on your team.

  7. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I mean Giambi still batting 5th :?

  8. Mike August 15th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Now it’s Gardner’s chance to be a firestarter.

  9. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    So much for Jeter dropping down.

  10. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Jeter needs to lead off, not Damon.

  11. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Time to start winning some games. Go Yanks

  12. Laura - Not ready to give up! August 15th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Losing Melky may make Cano get even worse. Be on the lookout.

  13. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    So much for the shake up with the lineup for tonight’s game. That was short-lived.

  14. Mo August 15th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    I dont mind the lineup, but i would rather have Gardner hitting 9th. Turning the lineup over with him on base is better than with Molina.

    i think Gardner is a lot better this time around.

  15. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Is this the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

  16. E-Man August 15th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Awesome lineup as always.

  17. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I agree with JR…this lineup looks eerily familiar.
    Didn’t we have ths version a few weeks ago?
    Melky for Gardner, been there done that.

  18. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    How’s Cano gonna get worse?

    Start swinging before the pitcher even releases the first pitch?

    Bringing a lawn chair out to the field with him?

  19. black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Melky down??? scape goat for sure. Gardner can Run, but thats it. As bad as Melky is he is still better than Gardener. I rather see Christian in CF.
    Melky to minors-is that the same Melky they refused to trade last year?

  20. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Losing Melky may make Cano get even worse. Be on the lookout.

    That’s true too.
    I guess we will see if there is any change in Robbie-good or even worse

  21. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Brett just stay away from Long, forget the power hitting a single is as good as a double w/ you.

  22. big apple August 15th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Molina not pudge? Dumb

    Gardner is a 9 hitter to get on base with speed and have contact hitters behind him.

    Batting Molina after Gardner is terribly stupid

  23. Al from BK(Broadway Brett and his wrangler jeans) August 15th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    The line-up really doesn’t matter at this point. Stack em any way you like this offense couldn’t hit me if I was tossing under hand.

  24. biggestcomebackinhistory? August 15th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Hey Scorpio-

    with Gardner: June 30-July 26: Yankees were 14-6.
    without Gardner: July 27-Aug 14: Yankees were 6-12.

  25. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Melky the scapegoat? That’s too funny.

    Guy should have been gone months ago.

  26. Garrett August 15th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I’d rather see Gardner in the lineup than Betemit thats for sure. And Pudge needs to start catching more. Molina should only be in there when Moose pitches. Pudge= Offense. Molina= Automatic Out

  27. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    How’s Cano gonna get worse?

    Start swinging before the pitcher even releases the first pitch?

    Bringing a lawn chair out to the field with him?

    I’d think he’d not close his glove on the next fly ball

    skip to 1B next time ?

    swing right handed his next time up ?

  28. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! August 15th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    since Sexson is released, why not bring up the likes of Jason Lane or Ben Broussard? Maybe Cashman is sick of watching Betemit’s awful defense.

  29. 34hughes August 15th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    jeter should not be batting 1st

  30. big apple August 15th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Someone tell me what the thought process is of having Molina bat after Gardner??????????????

    It negates his speed. Pitchers will throw over to 1st 100 time if he gets on and Molina is up to bat.

    I can not figure this out Someone help me understand why you bat molina after gardner?

  31. Patrick â„¢ August 15th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    It is very odd to me that Damon DH’s rather than Abreu. Abreu is by far the worst defensive outfielder in the AL, why is he out there every day? Put Nady in RF, Damon in LF, Abreu at DH. At least Nady and Damon are average defenders.

    Looks like Pudge gets 3 out of every 5 games now. I guess Pettitte and Moose don’t like pitching to him. Makes sense though, if Pettitte is comfortable with Molina why mess with it?

  32. mel August 15th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I like the Molina move. This was obviously Pettitte driven. I got scared thinking Ivan was playing 3B. Then I remembered Alex’s last name is not Rod.

    Place your bets now. Cole or no Cole? And no sitting on the fence like TK!

  33. G. Love August 15th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Somehow, I imagine Cano standing outside his apartment with a blank stare not knowing how to get to Yankee Stadium when Melky doesn’t come pick him up.

    I can only imagine him trying to decipher a subway map.

    Hope Cash got him car service for the rest of the season.

  34. kill.schill(ing) August 15th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    If Matsui returns, I hope they move Damon to CF, give Matsui the DH, and sit Gardner.

    I realize Damon’s arm is a liability but at this point, the Yankees need to play their most offensively proficient lineup.

    Maybe Gardner will be more productive this go around. I checked his numbers. He’s been on fire the last week in AAA. All singles, but still if he can get on, he’ll wreak havoc on the bases.

    He’s also a more disciplined hitter than Melky, better at-bats even when he makes outs.

  35. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    How’s Cano gonna get worse?

    Bring a magazine out onto field with him and just plop down and start reading it?

    Work on his dance moves while out there?

  36. E-Man August 15th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    “Someone tell me what the thought process is of having Molina bat after Gardner??????????????

    It negates his speed. Pitchers will throw over to 1st 100 time if he gets on and Molina is up to bat.

    I can not figure this out Someone help me understand why you bat molina after gardner?”

    What’s the difference? They’re both the outs of the lineup.

  37. big apple August 15th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    It must be becasue you dont want molina hitting after cano

  38. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I can not figure this out Someone help me understand why you bat molina after gardner?

    In the even Brett reaches 1B or 2B Molina can bunt him over or sac fly him home.

  39. 34hughes August 15th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    cano could go walking

  40. risp say's August 15th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    milk got sent down!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    WOOHOO!Life is good!

    Like I said, with Gardner playing in centerield, this team becomes INFINITELY BETTER!

  42. Dr. J August 15th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Carlos Rios and Ramon Valdavia were fired today

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....9084.story

  43. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    >>Maybe Gardner will be more productive this go around. I checked his numbers. He’s been on fire the last week in AAA. All singles, but still if he can get on, he’ll wreak havoc on the bases.

    Maybe they should just start playing the AAA games on YES considering Gardner and Kennedy are the two best AAA players of all time.

  44. RSM August 15th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I have to go with Al here. The order of the line-up doesn’t really matter. Girardi might as well pick names out of a hat. In fact, I’d like to see them try one game where they pick nine random fans from the bleachers to play. Could they do much worse? At least it would be fun to watch for a change.

    On another note…I hate to disappoint everyone who wants to shake things up, but Abreu is not moving from the 3-hole. Arod likes Abreu hitting in front of him. Being that Alex is the only guy that could possibly single-handedly carry this team offensively, you don’t mess with that.

  45. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter. August 15th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Laura, I am so betting on Robby being better without Melky. I bet we see a crisp little soldier at 2B tonight in the form of one Robby Cano!

    When Pete had his vote on whether or not we’d make it to the postseason, I just had to vote yes. This team has certainly had “no” written all over it. But the word “underperform” always jumps out at me, as opposed to “just pure lousy”.

    That said, my feeling is that every Yankee player better start playing like his last name is Phelps and not stop – because the Yankee organization deserves at least that from these guys!

  46. Andrew August 15th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Molina is actually one of the few guys on the roster not terrible at fundamental baseball this year. He is a good bunter, he will go the other way and sacrifice a 4-3 ground out to advance a runner from 2nd, and he can get runners in from third with less than 2 outs when the situation dictates. Yes he is bad with the stick, but I don’t question Gardner hitting in front of him for those other reasons I mentioned.

  47. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    “Somehow, I imagine Cano standing outside his apartment with a blank stare not knowing how to get to Yankee Stadium when Melky doesn’t come pick him up.”

    Did Melky seriously used to pick him up?

  48. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Maybe they should just start playing the AAA games on YES considering Gardner and Kennedy are the two best AAA players of all time.

    At least we’d get to see playoff games this season.

  49. 34hughes August 15th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    i guess the the yanks dont have leche no more

  50. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Somehow, I imagine Cano standing outside his apartment with a blank stare not knowing how to get to Yankee Stadium when Melky doesn’t come pick him up.

    I can only imagine him trying to decipher a subway map.

    Hope Cash got him car service for the rest of the season.

    I can’t imagine what he’s thinking right now, think this I think Robi and Melky live in the same house or building in Jersey, while Robi wakes up tomorrow and goes to the Bronx how will it feel when Melky has to drive to Philly to go against Lehigh

  51. G. Love August 15th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    We have to go around 30-11 the rest of the way in my eyes to have a shot.

    Hopefully, this move was a wakeup call that saves the season.

    I believe in addition by subtraction moves.

    If this works, Cash can name his price even more so than he already can.

  52. back bench August 15th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    “Somehow, I imagine Cano standing outside his apartment with a blank stare not knowing how to get to Yankee Stadium when Melky doesn’t come pick him up.”

    Terrific. Isn’t there some theory about unexpected consequences?

  53. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    “Losing Melky may make Cano get even worse.”

    You mean he hasn’t hit his bottom yet?!

    Oh boy…

  54. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    i guess the the yanks dont have leche no more

    It spoiled months ago. They had to fianlly get it out of the fridge. It’s stench was ruining everything else in there.

  55. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Carlos Rios and Ramon Valdavia were fired today

    Nooooooo not Carlos…jesus why couldn’t he follow the rules, I always had that thought w/ him being in the probe. Thanks for stocking our system Carlos we’ll miss you :(

  56. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    “Did Melky seriously used to pick him up?”

    They always drove to the park together and ate together on the road. Pete did a good article about the pair a week or so ago with some good quotes from A-Rod.

    A-Rod basically said they needed some pressure put on them – well here it is!

  57. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    “I imagine Cano standing outside his apartment with a blank stare…”

    You don’t have to imagine it – he has it anytime he’s at the plate.. or in the field… or in the dug out…

  58. big apple August 15th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Molina needs to just catch every 5th day with moose. With a stagnet offense we cant afford this guy in the line-up

    Pettite needs to get use to I-rod

  59. Bill from NJ August 15th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    its suppose to rain tonight?

  60. radnom August 15th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    “Somehow, I imagine Cano standing outside his apartment with a blank stare not knowing how to get to Yankee Stadium when Melky doesn’t come pick him up.

    I can only imagine him trying to decipher a subway map.

    Hope Cash got him car service for the rest of the season.”

    HA

    You owe me a new keyboard.

  61. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    “with Gardner: June 30-July 26: Yankees were 14-6.
    without Gardner: July 27-Aug 14: Yankees were 6-12.”

    Funny, I thought it was because the top of the line up actually managed to get some timely hits during that stretch.

  62. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    “They always drove to the park together and ate together on the road. Pete did a good article about the pair a week or so ago with some good quotes from A-Rod.”

    Awww that’s so sad… Melky was like his only friend on the team I guess. And now he doesn’t have Bowa. But maybe with no friends on the team he’ll be able to focus a little more.

  63. pat August 15th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    “I can not figure this out Someone help me understand why you bat molina after gardner?”

    Because someone tortoise-like on the bases in front of Gardner is a waste of what Brett does well.

  64. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I really don’t understand why they got rid of Big Sexy. He wasn’t really doing bad.

  65. YankeesTech August 15th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I will only watch games were Phil Hughes and Joba chamberlain pitch in. I am done watching this team for this season it’s too painful to watch. I wish them well but for my health concerns I have gone through the 4 stages of grief…. Some here are still in a stage of denial but I could understand that since it takes time.

  66. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Sky looks horrible in north Jersey right now.

    Oh, guys, btw, yesterday I drove-like, physically was in the driver’s seat– into New York City…very first time I’ve ever done it!

    I am so proud of myself…

  67. big apple August 15th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Pat –

    Molina never gets on base

  68. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    molina in there again and pudge on the bench…where he belongs

    you pudge supporters are lost still

    you cry bout molinas bat when pudge has done nothing both offensively and defensively

    get a clue

  69. Al from BK(Broadway Brett and his wrangler jeans) August 15th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    “Laura, I am so betting on Robby being better without Melky. I bet we see a crisp little soldier at 2B tonight in the form of one Robby Cano!”

    All kidding aside Cano is probably heart-broken.

  70. Bill from NJ August 15th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    YankeesTech -

    haha. stage of denial does take the longest. i had a bad case of it myself for a few weeks… but people will come around.

  71. risp say's August 15th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    u kidding mitchell…. i saw sex as a strikeout master

  72. vin August 15th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    “Molina never gets on base”

    You know what’s sad… with the game on the line this season – I don’t mind seeing Molina at the plate. He’s one of the few guys in the lineup who can still manage to get hits when everyone else is flailing away.

  73. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Well who cares how CANO feels about Melky? The reast of the team HATES Melky and LOVES Brett! We should do whats best for the team and there emotions

  74. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    “All kidding aside Cano is probably heart-broken.”

    Hopefully he’ll take it out on that white ball flying at him when he’s standing at the plate.

  75. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    “The reast of the team HATES Melky and LOVES Brett!”

    And from what we saw earlier in the season, the opposing pitchers will love Brett also!

  76. big apple August 15th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Molina has no chance of getting a 2-3 hit night.

    With Pudge you atleast have a chance of a little offense.

  77. Jimmy27 August 15th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Congrats Rebecca,
    for a Jersey person it is kind of a big deal- just don’t let anyone talk you into driving them into JFK.

  78. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Molina and Damon are the ones who have consistently played good fundamentl baseball all season long.

    Even if Molina isn’t a threat at the plate, it’s not for lack of trying.

  79. saucY August 15th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    congrats rebecca, you can pretty much handle driving anywhere now. well, i’m not sure about england. i can see that being just as tough…

  80. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    And from what we saw earlier in the season, the opposing pitchers will love Brett also!

    And the catchers/3B will hate him :lol:

  81. big apple August 15th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Times running to short to start guys becasue they are trying hard. We need people in the line-up that have the best cahnce of getting base hits

  82. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Yeah, Friday night rain delays.

    More reason to find something else to do tonight.

  83. Hughes Dynasty August 15th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Pettitte does not like Pudge.

  84. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Why would opposing players like him? Brett can hit anybody, he hit off Papelbon! Lets see Melky hit off of Papelbon!

  85. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    jimmy: Haha, well, at least the family airport of choice is still Newark.

    Saucy: I have a bunch of friends in England, and of them, I am the onlyt one with a driver’s license (they don’t need them to get around. I do.)

  86. Count of Montefusco August 15th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Seeing Melky get optioned reminds me of about the same point in the season in ’96 when the Yankees broke up the similarly chummy Williamses — Gerald & Bernie. They were very close and I remember feeling kind of bad for both of them.

    It could be argued, however, that this separation was a marker in Bernie’s maturation as a player. At no point before ’96 did he hit more than 20 Hrs, 100 rbi.

    The rest is history.

    Here’s hoping this move has a similar effect on Cano….

  87. saucY August 15th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    have a good weekend everyone. i’m sneaking out of this office early :D

  88. Al from BK(Broadway Brett and his wrangler jeans) August 15th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    “Yeah, Friday night rain delays.

    More reason to find something else to do tonight.”

    Agreed.

  89. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    risp say’s,

    Sexson does strike out alot, but his OPS was above average for the AL. He also served as a good defensive replacement for Giambi. He would have made a good PH/defensive sub down the stretch.

  90. cc August 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    what was the problem with Sexson?

    and why do the veteran starters prefer Molina to IRod?

  91. black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Why release Sexson? If nothing else he is a solid defensive replacement at 1B. Who does that now? Betemit? Cutting Sexson gives Betemit more time at 1B which is bad. The roster will expand Sept 1st right? So keep Sexson strictly as a defensive replacement.
    If Girardi wants to reach Cano why doesnt he go at Cano? Dont go through Melky.

  92. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    “pettitte does not like pudge”

    theres a shock…maybe cause his game calling and pitch receiving skills are done????

  93. Jimmy27 August 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Rebecca
    GWB or Tunnel? They both can be a little unnerving.

  94. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    “Why would opposing players like him? Brett can hit anybody”

    You act like I’m reporting breaking news. He hit .153 in 17 games. He has to hit better than that otherwise I’d gladly take Melky’s .242 over him.

  95. Patrick â„¢ August 15th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    According to ESPN the two scouts the Yankees fired were skimming 6 figures from deals.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3537389

  96. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    “All kidding aside Cano is probably heart-broken.”

    Hope he doesn’t cry like a girl like Chris Russo today.

  97. Patrick â„¢ August 15th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    “Why release Sexson? If nothing else he is a solid defensive replacement at 1B. Who does that now?”

    Ahh actually Sexson is awful at 1B. BBTF has him as the worst fielding 1B in the AL.

    “Richie Sexson (-9) has been just awful. He’s just not fielding at all, and was bad in Seattle and has been worse for the Yankees. You might as well just leave Giambi out there. ”

    Link: http://www.baseballthinkfactor....._august_7/

  98. Donnie #23 August 15th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Man, the line-up looks pathetic after Nady. All automatic outs. If I were KC’s pitcher, I wouldn’t throw any strikes to Nady.

  99. JP August 15th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Brian Cashman’s to-do list for August 15th, 2008:

    Re-arrange deck chairs.

    Check.

  100. Bill from NJ August 15th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    How is the GWB unnerving? Its the easiest road to drive on.

    And the Holland Tunnel isn’t too bad compared to the Lincoln.

    Driving in the city makes you a better driver.

  101. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Okay D FOX Brett barely got a chance! THATS why his numbers werent the best. His numbers wre still better then stinky Melky.

    THIS IS BRETTS CHANCE! Melky will never wear the pinstripes again you can bet on it!

  102. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    “If I were KC’s pitcher, I wouldn’t throw any strikes to Nady.”

    I think KC are pretty good in the “not throwing strikes” area.

  103. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    “Seeing Melky get optioned reminds me of about the same point in the season in ‘96 when the Yankees broke up the similarly chummy Williamses — Gerald & Bernie. They were very close and I remember feeling kind of bad for both of them.

    It could be argued, however, that this separation was a marker in Bernie’s maturation as a player. At no point before ‘96 did he hit more than 20 Hrs, 100 rbi.”

    Excellent point, I hope the same proves true here. Maybe it will even be a kick in the pants of sorts for Melky, although tbh I’m really not optimistic with him because I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve seen regression THIS extreme in a young player.

    A friend of mine recently suggested that he should quit switch hitting and bat exclusively from the left side instead. Does anyone think this would help him? I think it might but we really don’t need another light hitting lefty on the Yanks. Maybe it would raise his trade value slightly higher again though. At this point, Tommy John or not, Cash has to feel pretty silly for refusing to trade him and Proctor for Mike Gonzalez.

  104. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    “I think KC are pretty good in the “not throwing strikes” area.”

    FWIW – Pettitte’s and Meche’s numbers this year are pretty identical.

  105. Bill from NJ August 15th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Mike Gonzalez has done well this season too.. at least last time I checked.

  106. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Sexon’s range factor hasn’t been that great with the Yankees; but, 80 innings is a small sample size. He also hasn’t made an error w/ the Yanks. In Seattle he had an above average range factor with only 2 errors. And he’s had an adjusted OPS of 105. 100 is average. We couldn’t use an above average AL hitter to pinch hit for Molina, Gardner vs. lefties, etc.?

    http://www.baseball-reference......ri01.shtml

  107. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    ““Why would opposing players like him? Brett can hit anybody”

    You act like I’m reporting breaking news. He hit .153 in 17 games. He has to hit better than that otherwise I’d gladly take Melky’s .242 over him.”

    DFox: I don’t know if Brett will ever be a productive MLB player, but I can all but guarantee that he will do better than the .153 in his cup of coffee and probably better than ’08 Melky too. Ever since he has been a Yankee, every time he is moved up a level he struggles initially but then usually catches fire after adjusting. So I think we have to be a bit patient with him and expect the same period of adjustment on the big club. This is probably the perfect year where we can actually afford to be patient, too.

  108. pat August 15th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    “I can only imagine him trying to decipher a subway map.”

    Those subways from Jersey to NY can be such a pain to figure out. :smile:

  109. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure Gonzalez still hasn’t blown a save since before 2006. Not that he got/gets that many chances on the Pirates and now this year’s Brave team, but he’s been 80 times the reliever Proctor has for sure.

  110. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    “FWIW – Pettitte’s and Meche’s numbers this year are pretty identical”

    And we are catching Meche at a bad time, too; he’s been hot lately. A-Rod usually hits him pretty well though, hopefully that will at least get him going again.

  111. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    “Why would opposing players like him? Brett can hit anybody, he hit off Papelbon! Lets see Melky hit off of Papelbon!”

    Didn’t Melky hit a homerun off Papelbon this season? I know Melky hit HRs off CC & Halladay. Proves nothing.

    Fact: neither Melky nor Brett are that good right now. Pick your poison.

  112. BillyBall August 15th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Back in spring training I watched Ransom, and I have to say, not only did he outplay Betemit, I felt he deserved to make the team over Betemit. He played excellent at short and has a strong arm. He is athletic and may add a much needed spark off the bench. Hopefully when Matsui comes up they trade Betemit for anything!

    As far Gardner, Chad Jennings has excellent read on him saying how he learned from his short time in the majors and how he would change his approach the next time up and be more aggressive. Anything is better than Melky.

    As far as Cano, well if anyone on here listened to Michael Kay earlier, Larry Bowa was on his show. Interestingly Larry Bowa said he never wanted to leave the Yankees and if Girardi asked him he would have stayed as 3rd base coach. He was told by Yankee officials that they were gonna make a complete overhaul and that is when Torre called him and he went to LA. He says he misses NY Yankee baseball tremendously and he most of all misses the fans. He also said it was too laid back in LA. He than said Cano is not a good talent but a great talent but he needs constant prodding to keep his attitude and work ethic in check. Bowa than stated that he has talked with Cano 4 times over the course of the season and he told him he has to keep working hard and get his head in the game. Either Girardi hires Bowa in the off season or we should consider trading Cano to LA for Kemp and a pitcher! Something to consider.

    Lastly do not blame Cashman or Girardi for this pathetic team effort. Girardi wears his emotions on his sleeves and Cashman work ethic is second to none. Cashman made some excellent moves to put this team in position to strike down the stretch. Some on this web blog question why he went into this season with 2 rookies on the staff and it makes me laugh. 2 rookies on a 5 man staff is not unheard of and should we blame him that both failed. Know one can say prior to the season that both would have done as bad as they have. If you asked fans before the season about Hughes projection I’m sure most fans would have said at the very least he will win 10 games. The 2008 Yankee staff was projected to be better than the 2007 staff and the 2006 staff which was pathetic with the likes of Aaron Small and that others clown that got released by the Astros. Also we do not know how Girardi handles his players behind closed doors, from what I heard he is constantly on Cano and Melky to get there heads into the game. I think adding Bowa in the off season would be worth it so he can concentrate on coaching and let the bulldog do the dirty work.

  113. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    “FWIW – Pettitte’s and Meche’s numbers this year are pretty identical.”

    That’s not saying much as far as Moose is concewrned this year.

  114. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Just noticed the lineup (it takes me a while) and am happy to see Gardner in CF rather than Damon. I love Damon don’t get me wrong. I just don’t love him in center. I hope that Gardner’s arm is better than average – or better than Johnny’s anyway.

  115. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Girardi on with fatcessa now..

  116. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Wonder what Sterling will say if Ransom hits a homer?

  117. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    ““FWIW – Pettitte’s and Meche’s numbers this year are pretty identical.”

    That’s not saying much as far as Moose is concewrned this year.”

    huh?

  118. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “Larry Bowa was on his show. Interestingly Larry Bowa said he never wanted to leave the Yankees and if Girardi asked him he would have stayed as 3rd base coach. He was told by Yankee officials that they were gonna make a complete overhaul”

    What?!?!

    They actually CHOSE Meachem over Bowa?!?

    I am absolutely speechless. Talk about a horror show of blatant ineptitude!!

    As sick as that is though, at least it gives me hope he would be willing to return next year. Cashman better not be above hitting his knees and straight up begging. Bowa 2009!!

  119. bphill August 15th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Did boston sign their draft pick…

  120. kd August 15th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Cole goes to the Bruins.

    The guy gave up $5 million dollars guaranteed to play for a 2nd rate college baseball program. I don’t get it. It’s not like UCLA is a top academic institution where he’ll meet the next president

  121. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Girardi saying that Melky is definitely going down to be rehabbed. I have no problem understanding that.

    Meanwhile – GARDNER IS GOING TO BE THE EVERYDAY CF!!!!

    Woo hoo!

    Again, I love Damon, but his arm is beyond dreadful. Plus we don’t need him beat up playing in the field.

    Seeyas later.

    ;)

  122. Betsy August 15th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    What a waste of a pick……sheesh

  123. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “Wonder what Sterling will say if Ransom hits a homer?”

    I hope we get to find out – ‘Cody crushes one’, ‘Cody clobbers it’?

    I got nothing. :(

  124. pat August 15th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Girardi expects Gardner to get the majority of starts in CF with Giambi playing more 1B and Damon DH.

  125. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    “Cole goes to the Bruins. ”

    We don’t know for sure until midnight kd. My fingers are crossed, a candle is burning, and my rally cap is on. :)

  126. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Up yours Gerit Cole, I hope that kid gets some serious bad karma.

  127. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    When I say I have no problem understanding about Melky I mean that they definitely want him to improve his game. The Yankee organization has said they know Melky is a lot better than he has played (I know it would be tough not to be!)

    Anyway, Girardi said he told Melky that when he comes back to the bigs is up to him. If that isn’t a wake up message, nothing is.

  128. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    “huh?”

    Moose has so-so numbers.

  129. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Larry Bowa was on his show. Interestingly Larry Bowa said he never wanted to leave the Yankees and if Girardi asked him he would have stayed as 3rd base coach. He was told by Yankee officials that they were gonna make a complete overhaul and that is when Torre called him and he went to LA. He says he misses NY Yankee baseball tremendously and he most of all misses the fans. He also said it was too laid back in LA.

    What the heck. We miss you Bowa!

  130. Donnie #23 August 15th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Gardner’s arm isn’t all that much better than Damon’s. I just don’t see Brett being a real difference maker.

  131. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I would like to announce to the LoHud Yankee Blog community that I have optioned my “got melky?” t-shirt to my bottom dresser drawer. Thankfully I had not yet committed to a “got sexy?” shirt.

    No corresponding wardrobe moves have been announced, and for the time being a spot in my shirt roster remains open.

  132. Al from BK(Broadway Brett and his wrangler jeans) August 15th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Why would opposing players like him? Brett can hit anybody, he hit off Papelbon! Lets see Melky hit off of Papelbon!”

    I don’t know why people are taking his 20 hop squibber off Papel-bum so seriously, with the exception of that one hit he looked totally lost.

  133. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    “Girardi expects Gardner to get the majority of starts in CF with Giambi playing more 1B and Damon DH.”

    Damon out of center and Brett in sounds good to me. But what is with Girardi’s aversion to DH’ing Bobby? I don’t get it, he is the worst defensive OF on the team and not only is Nady a very good defender, but AL teams will keep running on his arm for a while until they realize he’ll throw them out. I know it’s important to preserve Damon but I think he could play LF at least half the time with Nady in right and Abreu DHing.

  134. 34hughes August 15th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    i hope his arm falls off

  135. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Also, Damon will undoubtedly see some more starts in CF once Matsui returns and becomes the regular DH. They’re not gonna bench either one of them regularly just for Brett to play, nor should they. So this is a good move; keep him out of center as much as possible until he actually HAS to play there.

  136. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Don’t know if this was mentioned yet, but yanks have signed Garrison Lassiter.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=430

  137. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    HEAR THAT YANKEES FANS! Brett Gardner is your NEW centerfielder!

  138. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    So there was just a tornado warning in north jersey.

    Given my normal thunderstormophobia, this was more or less the worst possible situation…

  139. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Update, 4:51 p.m. COLE TO UCLA: The Yankees have given up on Gerrit Cole. Brian Cashman said the player and his family made a “lifestyle choice” and decided on college.

    :evil:

  140. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    “the player and his family made a “lifestyle choice” and decided on college.”

    College is such a waste of time.

  141. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Melky’s days are numbered. Cashman, ever the genius, will insist that the Yankees find a big-name, hugely expensive centerfielder to replace Melky. This person will also hit at a .240 clip, but at least he’ll have name recognition value. In keeping with recent trends, this new centerfielder will be over 35 and on the downside of his career.

  142. Dave D August 15th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Wait…. They told Bowa they wanted a complete overhaul, yet we brought back Pena, Long, and made Thompson the bench coach?

    So the only new additions were Meachum and the BP coach.

    Girardi clearly wasn’t allowed to pick his entire staff anyway, so why couldn’t they have kept Bowa?

  143. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    lol @ “lifestyle choice.” What a tool!

  144. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    hey who’s this guy ?

  145. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I find this incredible – Meaning I don’t actually believe it – from Davidoff:

    “After giving every indication to team officials, prior to the draft, that he wanted to be a Yankee, Cole seems to have his heart set on attending UCLA. He hasn’t even let the Yankees present him an offer.”

  146. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    “So there was just a tornado warning in north jersey.”

    If Rizzutto was still alive and broadcasting games – he’d be headed for GWB right after National anthem.

  147. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    jimmy: Bridge. That was the easy part.

  148. pat August 15th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    “Update, 4:51 p.m. COLE TO UCLA: The Yankees have given up on Gerrit Cole. Brian Cashman said the player and his family made a “lifestyle choice” and decided on college.”

    Translation- He isn’t mature enough to handle a professional career at 18 and his parents know it.

  149. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    I said it about Cole yesterday..He’s a case of a wannabe spoiled 18 yr. old little b***h …Marshall has the heart of being an MLB player this kid is another premadonna.

  150. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    “hey who’s this guy ?”

    Better be careful – he could hurt himself doing that.

  151. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    I’m betting double header tomorrow. The skies look like crap right now.

  152. 34hughes August 15th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    another IPK

  153. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Gardner is going to get a chance to play center ????…and did Genius Joe say what great things can happen with a dude who is a proven .150 hitter in the lineup every day ?

  154. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I am stunned to hear people calling Bobby the worst defensive OF on the team. I think you are really not thinking hard if you say that. You want to trot out everyone’s numbers feel free to do so.

    Thanks.

  155. Trevor August 15th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I’m sorry but I’m not rooting for Gerrit Cole. I wish him the worse. Let him tear some arm ligament and have major shoulder surgery with his bad mechanics for all I care.

  156. pat August 15th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Brandon

    C-Rod was premadonna. Coles is a prima donna. :smile: Sorry I couldn’t resist.

  157. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Re: Larry Bowa…”He says he misses NY Yankee baseball tremendously and he most of all misses the fans.”

    I didn’t think i could love Larry Bowa more…please come back!

  158. mel August 15th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Okay, I was wrong.

    So the kid wants to drink and hang out with pretty coeds.

    The stupid thing is he could get paid for doing the same thing.

    Something tells me the Yankees won’t be drafting him when he’s eligible again. Didn’t even open up any dialogue?

  159. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Good to log on and see everyone posting and thinking rationally. :)

  160. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    “The skies look like crap right now.”

    Looking out my office window here in Queens – can see dark clouds coming in from Nort Jersey into Bronx… sunny over Shea though.

  161. Leo August 15th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Some of you guys are horrible wishing ill will on an 18 year old kid. If he was my son I would push him to go to college as well.

    “Trevor
    August 15th, 2008 at 5:26 pm
    I’m sorry but I’m not rooting for Gerrit Cole. I wish him the worse. Let him tear some arm ligament and have major shoulder surgery with his bad mechanics for all I care.”

    And that is why people hate yankee fans

  162. Oxford Comma August 15th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Hey if Cole wants to go to UCLA let him go. Rather him go to college than under perform & piss us off in 2 years.

  163. Bob Shirley's Changeup August 15th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    “I am stunned to hear people calling Bobby the worst defensive OF on the team. I think you are really not thinking hard if you say that. You want to trot out everyone’s numbers feel free to do so.

    Thanks.”

    Tricia – who is a worse outfielder on the team than Abreu???

  164. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Trisha, I love Bobby, but he is.

    Brandon–there was a tornado warning where I was that just expired. It’s headed your way.

  165. Trevor August 15th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    “And that is why people hate yankee fans”

    So what! Let them hate.

  166. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Odd to see Cole going to UCLA. They have a terrible stadium and poor baseball athletic facilities. Their manager is not known as a solid baseball guy. I guess it is for the beach and babes…because it is certainly not for the baseball program. If he wanted warm weather and beaches and a good baseball program…there are much better options available.

  167. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    “Tricia – who is a worse outfielder on the team than Abreu???”

    Johnny Damon?

  168. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Ian Kennedy should seriously consider going on for additional education. Perhaps we can trade him for a stack of Clifts Notes.

  169. Jackie V. August 15th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Exactly how has Betemit managed to survive the entire season on the Yankee roster except when he was out with pink eye ?
    Let’s hope Cody Ransom plays his heart out to see Betemit DFA’d.

  170. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Hmmm…I would say that Giambi is a worse outfielder than Abreu. j :)

  171. pat August 15th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    The skies are rumbling 8 miles North of the Stadium and as I type this the the downpour has begun.

  172. Ron (Wants to Be One of Max Kellerman's Much-Maligned Interns) August 15th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    “Why would opposing players like him? Brett can hit anybody, he hit off Papelbon! Lets see Melky hit off of Papelbon!”

    I’m pretty sure he homered off Papelbon at the Stadium earlier this year. Not that it matters.

    I’m really bummed about Cole. And while I can hardly wish a guy injury, let’s say that I’ll be well and truly pissed if the guy makes it to the majors in another uniform and plays against the Yanks. When you get drafted and get the money you are worth, it isn’t fair to the team to back out on them. If you weren’t ready for pro ball, don’t enter the draft.

  173. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Brandon–there was a tornado warning where I was that just expired. It’s headed your way.

    Oh joy :?

    Somebody IDK but watch the grimmace in his face

  174. Bob Shirley's Changeup August 15th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Well Damon is probably close because his arm is so bad, but he has much better range, isn’t afraid of the wall and gets much better jumps…

  175. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Don’t expect miracles with Cody Ransom…he’s been in AAA since 2001. His minor league BA is .240s and OPS is .700s.

  176. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    “this kid is another premadonna.”

    That might still be better that what we’re seeing from Arod post-madonna.

    Hey, I want to see Gardner and Christian in the outfield at the same time. I don’t think you’d even need a 3rd outfielder, those two would have it all covered. Which would allow us to play someone in that tricky Cano-Giambi zone.

    And imagine the two of them on the basepaths! They might not have anyplace to go, but imagine how fast they’d get there.

  177. Rob Thompson August 15th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Here we go boys & girls. I can feel it in my bones. The streak starts TONIGHT! Sawx get swept by the Jays aces. Devil Dawgs get pounded by the Rangers in Arlington. We sweep the pitiful Royals. Come Sunday night, we’re in a whole new position. This is going to happen – just like it does every year.

  178. JC in DC August 15th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I’m as sick as everyone else about Cole going to UCLA … but we shouldn’t wish him any ill will.

  179. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap) August 15th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Ian Kennedy should seriously consider going on for additional education. Perhaps we can trade him for a stack of Clifts Notes.

    I’d trade him for LAstings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger.

    As for Cole F*** Cole.

  180. Ron (Wants to Be One of Max Kellerman's Much-Maligned Interns) August 15th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    “Odd to see Cole going to UCLA. They have a terrible stadium and poor baseball athletic facilities. Their manager is not known as a solid baseball guy. I guess it is for the beach and babes…because it is certainly not for the baseball program. If he wanted warm weather and beaches and a good baseball program…there are much better options available.”

    Really, you have to wonder about this whole “lifestyle” choice. If he’s been recruited to a top-flight school that’s one thing, but this doesn’t seem to be about money and UCLA is not a great place to play college ball even if he was hoping to get drafted higher and earn bigger bucks. Immaturity is the only thing that seems to make sense. I guess we’re better off with the supplementary pick than Cole imploding in the minors after we’ve paid him all that cash.

  181. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    trisha: I would disagree with that. Johnny’s been moved out of center because he doesn’t have much of an arm, but an arm isn’t the only thing that makes an outfielder.

    Johnny doesn’t take bad routes to the baseball or let the ball play him–he’ll go all out to make a catch.

    Bobby?

    Still afraid of the wall.

  182. Ron (Wants to Be One of Max Kellerman's Much-Maligned Interns) August 15th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    “I’d trade him for LAstings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger.”

    I like Ian Kennedy, and I’d still do that. He’s a better bet than Melky for the future.

  183. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Well anyway, here’s hoping. Again I am in love with Damon as a player and think he is probably the most spirited on that team and the hardest worker. But I feel huge relief when I see him away from CF ONLY because of his arm.

    GO YANKEES!

    Later.

  184. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Exactly what is there to like about Ian Kennedy? He’s shown nothing on the field and even less off of it.

  185. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Ron, good point. To add to it – how much higher could he be drafted and how much more money could he be offered? He got an offer well over slot…and passed. Hype usually gets paid in those drafts…will his hype machine ever be running faster and higher than right now? I don’t know if the UCLA program will raise him even higher…because I’m not sure how much higher there is to go.

    Maybe he really wants the college lifestyle and doesn’t want the daily grind of the minor leagues at 18. Who knows?

  186. ohgodno August 15th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    TORNADO IN THE BRONX!!!!

    AHHHHHH!

  187. EdWhitson August 15th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I hope Cole blows his arm out, loses his scholarship, and needs to get a job making 12 inch heros at Subway for $6 bucks an hour! Whine that is is mean, but look, if you want to go to college that is great. But have the class to tell teams that you are not signing and be honest. A number of players did that – Melville was one I think. I respect that. But don’t tell a team one thing (i.e. I am interested in signing) and then renege on your word 2 months later. That is unacceptable and not how you conduct yourself. Of course, the Yankees asked if he would sign beforehand. Cole was considered an expensive pic, but not a guy that would not sign. This came out of nowhere. Clearly, he changed his mind. But at this point, it is a little too late to do that – teams made major decisions based on your word, Cole, you need to honor it. This tells you something about his character and heart, which is important – see Carl Pavano. My bet, is that we never heard about this kid again.

  188. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    something about Jhonny Nunez that I like

    We got this kid for Gonzo from the Nationals. I like his motion and his velocity…IDK

  189. george August 15th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    i’m disappointed they didn’t DFA Betemit.

    at least Sexson can play 1B decently, or Melky can pinch-run or play CF. All Betemit can do is play all 4 IF positions terribly and whiff from both sides of the plate.

  190. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Lassiter SIGNED ? YES !

  191. CB August 15th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Tough news on Cole. Who knows what the real story is.

    One thing’s for certain – there’s no chance the yankees would have spent a first round or even a supplementary first round pick on Cole unless they fully believed that Cole wanted to sign.

    They would have taken a flier on him in a later round and tried to convince him to sign if they thought he was interested in playing college ball.

    But no way would they have spent a first rounder on him.

    It’s also unclear what’s been going on over the past two months – there had to be some kind of negotiations going on.

    Either way – the yanks will be fine but it’s a hit. They’ll get pick 29 next year but next year’s draft is shaping up to be very week.

    Their draft for 2008 without cole looks very weak. And the Sox had another very good draft as did Tampa.

    The yankees were a bit conservative in the draft after taking cole. That’s usually the way they play things – take a riskier guy/ more undeveloped guy in one round then take some players with higher floors later on.

    Unfortunately that strategy takes a big hit if the high end guy decides not to sign. On top of that Scott Bittle who they took in the third round has a bad shoulder and won’t be signed.

    To not sign your first and third round picks is very tough.

    They should have taken Tim Melville but so it goes.

  192. mel August 15th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    pat,

    :lol:

    Phil,

    Better facilities, better program, babes, and beaches? Sounds like USC.

  193. Ron (Wants to Be One of Max Kellerman's Much-Maligned Interns) August 15th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    “Exactly what is there to like about Ian Kennedy? He’s shown nothing on the field and even less off of it.”

    Simply dominant minor league statistics at age-appropriate levels. And a stellar cameo in 2007.

    He’s been simply awful this year, I know. But he’s got talent, and while he’s a bit too cocky for his own good, I still think he’ll be a solid contributor in the years ahead. I think that he shouldn’t be handed anything; next year, if he wants a spot in the rotation, he competes with everybody else to get it. Make him establish himself as a viable major leaguer. If he can do that, he can’t continue to be this bad.

  194. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Supposedly Derek Jeter was in the clubhouse talking animatedly to Cano. Maybe Jeter’s stepping up and getting a little more vocal.

  195. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    “Maybe Jeter’s stepping up and getting a little more vocal.”

    Jeter has been vocal for years…dating back to 99, at the very least. There are numerous examples of him talking to other players about issues. He just doesn’t make it public and brag about it. He’s always stepped up. Just because it is not reported on ESPN doesn’t mean it is not happening.

  196. YankeesTech August 15th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    A TORNADO in the city !!!???!!

  197. james August 15th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    tornadic storms moving over Yankee Stadium at the moment lots of hail chance of playing on time tonight should be slim but playing the game should be no problem

  198. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Jeter has been vocal for years…dating back to 99

    No he wasn’t.

  199. mel August 15th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    DFox,

    Puhleez. Do you think this is the first time Derek’s told Cano to get his head out of his ass?

    Hopefully, he will take heed that the Yankees are going to shake things up. It must have been painful for the Yankees to demote Melky, who’s done some wonderful things out in CF. They must have been looking to turn him into Bernie Lite.

  200. small schools August 15th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    You guys really think UCLA isn’t a top-flight academic institution? I know it isn’t Harvard, but after the Ivies, liberal arts ivies, Duke, Stanford, Georgetown and MIT and Cal Tech, it’s with a lot of other schools in a second tier. It’s probably better than where most of us went/are/will be going. There’s nothing wrong with an 18 year old deciding he doesn’t want to pass up on a free ride to a good school with a pretty good program that offers him the chance to be like every other teenager for a few years before he either becomes a huge celebrity or a huge bust. Phil Hughes has said before that he wishes he could have experienced college (though he doesn’t regret signing), and Derek Jeter said his semester at Michigan was one of the best times of his life.

    If his family can afford the risk, there’s no harm in him going to school. It’s too bad, though, that MLB doesn’t work like the NHL with the draft. NHL teams keep the rights to their players no matter what, so a kid drafted out of high school or after their freshman year can still go to college for a couple of years (or four if they want) and the team would still have their rights whenever they decided to sign. Most elite college hockey players have already been drafted, and they attend “amateur” development camps over the summer that are run by their pro teams.

  201. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Brandon – Yes, he was.

  202. Dave D August 15th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Weather looks awful… when is the last time we had a Tornado warning in the city?

  203. mel August 15th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Phil,

    Don’t bother. You can’t change Brandon’s mind.

  204. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    We’ve had two tornado warnings so far up here in Southern CT, actually had to go in the basement for one of them!

  205. JJ August 15th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Any idea what happened between Cano and Jeter?
    I just tuned to 1050 and Kay was saying something about an exchange between the 2.

    Any details?

  206. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Brandon – Yes, he was.

    No he wasn’t, that was O’neill, Williams, Clemens (yes we hate him), Georgy and Torre…this is not the way Jetes is as a captain, he never was that way.

  207. Jose August 15th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Francessa said he might have a fan audition to find his next co-host.

  208. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    mel – I don’t want to change Brandon’s mind. I could not care less what he thinks. But I do want the right facts on the board.

  209. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    “Supposedly Derek Jeter was in the clubhouse talking animatedly to Cano. Maybe Jeter’s stepping up and getting a little more vocal.”

    I’m not calling BS, but where did you get that?

  210. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    small schools,

    Nothing wrong with UCLA or college in general.

    Do you want to be with the Rolling Stones or go to a performing arts school?

  211. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I heard that Tino was pretty vocal in the clubhouse

  212. D Day August 15th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    cole needs to blow out his elbow

  213. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 15th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Who was called up to take Giese’s spot?

  214. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Brandon –

    Why do you think Lastings is available – even Bowden isn’t that stu- oh sorry, Stan Kasten isn’t that stupid. :)

  215. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    For all:

    The folks Jeter talked to/mentored/was vocal with (according to those players themselves):
    ’99 – D’Angelo Jimenez, Alfonso Soriano
    ’00 – Chuck Knoblauch
    ’01 – Bernie Williams (when he arrived late for WS game 6)

    And it continues to today.

  216. Blargh August 15th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Seriously, has Milledge’s stock fallen or improved since he was traded for Ryan Church?

  217. john habyan August 15th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    matusz just signed. got a major league deal.

  218. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Even though throwing is a part of defense, I tend to look at arm and defense as two separate things. But even if you relate them – Damon’s arm sucks but he has very good range, and it helps that he isnt scurred of walls. He also tracks balls well, takes smart routes etc. Abreu has a ton of hits get past him and fall in in front of him and his arm is good, but not what it used to be. Nady’s arm is much better and has the surprise factor in the AL right now (ala Melky’s in 07) so he is a slam dunk to play RF this and next year (and hopefully beyond!) IMO.

    I am still a big fan of Bobby’s bat (though concerned with his ever declining walk rate/OBP) but his fielding has never been fantastic as long as he’s been a Yankee and is getting worse. Nady is a much better option in right and Damon is a superior defender than Abreu in general, especially considering the importance of arms at their respective positions.

  219. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Ian Kennedy’s value is shot. Furthermore, Kei Igawa can pitch well in AAA also, but that means nothing. The only saving grace in Kennedy’s case is that he isn’t costing a fortune. What we’ve seen this year, with the exception of Joba, is a gross overvaluation/overestimation of their young players on the part of Yankees brass. Combine this with a core of aging players and it’s tough to be very optimistic.

  220. Jimmy27 August 15th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    WFAN is playing the opening of today’s show if you are interested – good stuff Dog gets emotional

  221. 27 this year August 15th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    jennifer I believe it was Britton again.

  222. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Odd to see Mike wax poetic about Chris Russo. Who will be the host when he takes vacation now that Dog is gone?

  223. small schools August 15th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    mel-go, it’s not like he won’t have another chance to play pro ball. If he gets hurt at UCLA, odds are he would’ve gotten hurt in the minors, so his odds aren’t changing. Yeah the Yankees offer a special case, but the odds are just as good, if he’d developed into something good at AAA (and who knows if that would’ve happened), that he would have been traded to some flyover city anyway in return for an established major leaguer. It’s not like he’s a die-hard Yankee fan from Westchester; he’s from southern california and now he gets a chance to play D1 sports for them, probably a dream (albeit a smaller one) come true for most kids out there.

  224. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    No one has ever said that about Jetes, he’s a quiet leader, that stuff in the past about him w/ Sori is true Knoblauch wasn’t mentored by Jetes, Bernie sure as hell wasn’t, he was the vet, he did that w/ Jetes he was his mentor w/ Darryl it’s not about my mind being made up. I just don’t like hearing lies when it comes to that. Jetes is a captain but not like you think he is. If Jetes kicked Cano’s but today then that is the first time he stepped up as a club house leader, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

  225. Martin August 15th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Pete,

    You’ve posted some real winners today. First going after Russo in a bad way. Now you have mindless comments on UCLA. I’m a graduate student in Mathematics. DO SOME RESEARCH, you know what you accused Russo of never doing. UCLA has an elite Mathematics department (In fact, probably better than Harvard’s) and even has perhaps the top mathematician in the world in Terence Tao. I’d bet the other academic departments are top-notch as well. Nice try.

    That’s a bad job.

  226. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 15th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Look on the radar, it is clear to the west of the city.

    Luckily I was on the bus headed home from the city when all heck broke loose. The rain stopped when the bus got to my stop. :-)

    The game will be played today.

  227. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    “Seriously, has Milledge’s stock fallen or improved since he was traded for Ryan Church?”

    The Nats won’t trade him imo. He has been bad – but the whole team has stunk this year. They have given up any pretense of being competitive and are trying to draft well and sign Young, Milledge and (sadly) Willie Mo.

    Just today they are trying to spin off Belliard – another dumb signing dump.

  228. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Seriously, has Milledge’s stock fallen or improved since he was traded for Ryan Church?

    Improved a bit but not so much, he has high ceiling talent that’s why I would do it. Now I got to find a way to get home. Wish me luck the drive is a bit tough.

  229. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 15th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks 27.

  230. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I’ve seen Jeter give Cano severe dressings down (or is it ‘dressing downs’?) before so I wouldnt be surprised if he did it again, esp. at this critical juncture. I hope he did cause Robbie needs it.

    In general I think Jeter probably realizes that he has no choice but to be a little more fiery in his leadership because he knows the team is now lacking that kind of leader without Jorge. Personally I think the captain will step up on the field and in the clubhouse and fulfill the role of the unofficial co-captain too. If he started with Cano, more power to him.

  231. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Storms until 7 PM in some areas west and 10 o’clock watch to the east I think. Later Lohuds.

  232. Dman August 15th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    I don’t think Yanks are gonna play tonight, a lot of rain coming through the Bronx.

  233. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Brandon – your “facts” are wrong. Knoblauch was having marital problems and also the yips. Bernie was late and got chewed out. You don’t understand that sometimes a leader is vocal and sometimes it is actions. He has stepped up many times in the past, according to reporters, players, and coaches. I value their opinion over yours. Take your blinders off. You are clogging up the board. Consider this the last post ever directed at you.

  234. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 15th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    The rain moved through very quickly. We are still an hour before game time. If anything it will just be delayed 30 minutes.

    I am about 10 miles west of the stadium, clear sunny skies.

  235. 27 this year August 15th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Bittle was a second round pick not third.

  236. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Martin -

    Can you calculate the probability that anyone on a Yankee blog cares about UCLA’s math department? :)

  237. Mister Ed August 15th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Phil, no need to make a sense. Brandon throws BS out here and never knows what he is talking about. We ignore his posts.

  238. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    “Sources inside the clubhouse say that Jeter looked as animated as he has all year as he stood alone with Cano, who in turn seemed grim but alert as his Captain spoke. Cano nodded several times but said little as Jeter made several odd gestures.

    The topic of the heated conversation remained a mystery, with only a few snippets of the chat overheard. Jeter was heard saying “Austin”, “Starbucks” and “Minka” — perhaps speaking in baseball code.”

  239. Ponson for President August 15th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Jeter has stepped up many times over the years with his voice and quietly pulling people aside. I read about the Bernie incident in the book, Last of the Yankee Dynasty. Knoblock also said Jeter was a great friend and confidant whoe helped lead him thru the season in LF. Shut up Branden!

  240. Anthony August 15th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    “Pete,

    You’ve posted some real winners today. First going after Russo in a bad way. Now you have mindless comments on UCLA. I’m a graduate student in Mathematics. DO SOME RESEARCH, you know what you accused Russo of never doing. UCLA has an elite Mathematics department (In fact, probably better than Harvard’s) and even has perhaps the top mathematician in the world in Terence Tao. I’d bet the other academic departments are top-notch as well. Nice try.

    That’s a bad job.”

    HAHA Go do some math problems, loser!

  241. BBB August 15th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Brandon: I also think that Jeter is the quiet captain, but he really has never had to be any other way because he has always had Posada to lead the team when a more fiery temprament was required. This will be a tough test for him but he is a great Yankee and I have to believe he will do what needs to be done.

  242. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Nick in SF –

    I hope I proved my Swiss like neutrality with the smack-down I delivered to the Bruin above. :)

  243. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Sadly, without Cole’s potential, the Yanks draft grade goes down.

  244. Phil - 27 in '08 August 15th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    But then again, draft grades can’t really be measured until five or six years from now.

  245. Glenn August 15th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    IMHO, Rob Thomson should be moved out to the field as 3rd base coach and Tino brought in to replace Thomson as the bench coach in 2009.

  246. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    TKinDC: re: UCLA math, very well done. I salute you.

    Ponson for President: hahaahhaha, Aruba doesn’t have a president, its head of state is Queen Beatrix! ahahahhahahahhhaa, u r stoooopid! HAHAHAHHAAHAHHAAHHA.

    Sorry. Maybe I took it too far. You made a good point. Now I am regret.

  247. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    UCLA was on my list of schools to apply to, though I had USC, Boston University and Syracuse ahead of it.

  248. Dennis August 15th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    what is a “lifestyle choice” since when is becoming gay make you turn down 5 million dollars.

  249. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    small schools,

    I understand that, but there’s something very wrong here. Cashman said the other day, we don’t draft if we know we can’t sign.

    As for getting hurt in college, there’s no signing bonus that could support you for life.

    He can’t be drafted for another 3 years. So I guess he really does want to try the college thing.

    Colt Brennan went back to college for his senior year. It cost him 3-4 rounds in the NFL draft and millions of dollars. But he did it for his coach, his school, the state of Hawaii, and himself. Of course, his family DID have money so no big deal.

    Maybe kids should have to enter the baseball draft. Then kids who want to go to school can go to school, and teams won’t have college used as a leverage to extort bonuses the size of third world GNPs.

  250. Jimmy27 August 15th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    so the whole Jeter/Cano thing is Nick in SF being a wisenheimer???????? or what?

  251. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Aruba’s not that big, maybe 1st Alderman?

  252. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Rebecca — no offense, but UCLA is a better school than the other three you list. I’m sure there are few disciplines where the others might have an edge, but overall there’s no comparison.

  253. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Jimmy27 –

    DFox posted this above:

    “Supposedly Derek Jeter was in the clubhouse talking animatedly to Cano. Maybe Jeter’s stepping up and getting a little more vocal.”

    IDK its source.

  254. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 15th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Could be Jeter telling him to get his head out of his butt since his buddy was sent down.

  255. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    ZMan: I went to Syracuse. For what I was interested in, Syracuse actually had the better programs.

  256. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    ZMAN -

    It depends on the specific program at the level Rebecca is talking about

  257. Jimmy27 August 15th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks TK
    yes a source would be nice.

  258. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    The point isn’t that UCLA isn’t a fine academic institution; it is. It’s among the best of the second-tier UC schools below Cal.

    The point is that it isn’t really know for its baseball program. If Cole wanted to be pitching for a top program, there are many better ones in So Cal, including Cal State Fullerton. What Cole’s motive is to choose UCLA (if that’s really what happens), I don’t think baseball (or math: $5 million > $0) is the primary motive.

    So who knows what’s really going on.

    Brian “Sabes”" Sabean was just on the radio here in the Bay Area, it looks like the Buster Posey signing is going down to the wire too. The Bal-Cove could turn red with blood if Posey isn’t signed.

  259. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Rebecca,

    No sense anyway, berrrry difficult to get in unless you’re a California resident or berrrrry good in athletics. Or apparently, berrrrry good at the maths. :)

    You also wouldn’t be able to bring your sword collection.

    UCLA guys, relax. I’m not a hater. Love UCLA basketball.

  260. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Can we all agree that UCLA is a fine institution? And can we also agree that USC has historically been the better baseball program?

  261. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Nick — First, I didn’t go to UCLA (Columbia here), but I’m not sure I wouldn’t put UCLA on par with Berkeley. In no way is it second tier.

  262. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    I dont think Cano is going to react well to Melky being sent down and thats fine! Cano can go down to the minors with his buddy Melky where they both BELONG! Adios Melky and Robinson you both stink!!!

  263. Jabu August 15th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Who cares if UCLA has a superb math department? Is Cole going for there for math? Highly doubt it. You should not enter the draft if you have no intention of signing. If being a college student is the “lifestyle” you seek, save everyone the trouble and don’t enter the draft.

  264. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    “Can we all agree that UCLA is a fine institution? And can we also agree that USC has historically been the better baseball program?”

    The important thing to understand is that Vanderbilt is the cradle of baseball greatness. Just ask Mssrs Alvarez and Price :)

    (this blurb was brought to you by people who sent a boatload of cash to Vandy) :(

  265. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    ZMAN, until UCLA gets its own fight song, it can never be considered first rate, no matter how many banners it raises.

  266. Fran August 15th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Jennifer – I would think that Melky being sent down would send enough of a meesage to Cano without Derek having to say anything. I think if they had an adequate replacement, they may have sent Cano down as well.

  267. JohnM August 15th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Jeter was just telling Cano about how happy he was to be able to put WFAN back on his presets in his Edge.

  268. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    One positive aspect of chatting about colleges is that it’s temporarily taken some attention from the painful subject that is the ’08 Yankees. :)

  269. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Your right Fran. They should of sent down Cano. Be patient he is next

  270. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 15th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    fran- you would think, but i’m not too sure. Might have been telling him not to mope.

  271. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Animated with odd gestures? Jeter must’ve been talking about Cole.

  272. BYE BYE GIRARDI!!! August 15th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    On Gerrit Cole. He & his father are certainly stupid not to take Yankees offer. Once a lifetime. Good luck in college, fool.

  273. Chris August 15th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    So basically, Cano should be send down because he’s only batting in the .260′s, when he’s a career .300 hitter and hasn’t really been helping the team much. Because of that, it seems like you guys would then have to think Jeter should be sent down too. He’s only batting .284, 30 points under his lifetime average and he’s hit into countless double plays. So by everyone’s defintion, Jeter should then be playing Short stop in the minors right next to Cano and Melky. And while you’re at it, Giambi is only hitting .257 and is a subpar defender, might as well just designate him for assignment.

  274. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    “Animated with odd gestures” . . . sounds like an X-rated topic for the blog.

  275. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    You also wouldn’t be able to bring your sword collection.

    I’m sure I would have figured something out :-D

    I wonde what ZMan would consider of my graduate school choice…

  276. AnotherOldBruin August 15th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Strange indeed when a young man puts education before baseball — this generation is going to hell in a handbasket! Yankee fans all hope he’ll suffer some drastic injury — teach the kid to get his priorities straight.

  277. Guiseppe Franco August 15th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    If the Yanks have to get so creative in order to get Cano to focus more (ie: Bowa, Jeter yelling at him, sending Melky down) – then maybe, just maybe, this is a sure sign that the Yanks should really consider dealing Cano for a young outfielder over the offseason like Matt Kemp.

    Other guys on the team don’t need personal trainers to keep focus. Why should it be necessary for Cano?

    It doesn’t take an ounce of talent to play hard everyday and always give it 100%.

    Cano isn’t a rookie anymore. This is his fourth season. If he doesn’t smap out of it – and I mean right now – then I’d rather see them deal Cano over the offseason for someone who does play hard.

  278. raymagnetic August 15th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    would it be too much to ask that the posters who want Cole’s arm to fall off have their fingers fall off? Is that really to much to ask? The amount of idiots posting get worse and worse every day.

  279. Doreen August 15th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I have been on vacation for the last 10 days.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO MY YANKEES?????

    Our first stop was Toronto and we stayed at the Rogers Center so at least I could scoreboard watch and at least I knew that Joba got hurt.

    Now, Melky’s gone, who’s Ransom, I hear Geise is on the DL, it sounds like madness has come to the Bronx.

    Eventually, I’ll backtrack and read Pete’s posts, but for right now, is there a Cliff’s Notes version???

    I hope you are all well and no one’s fallen from the ledge yet.

  280. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    “UCLA guys, relax. I’m not a hater. Love UCLA basketball.”

    Yankees fan, UCLA basketball – Clearly you root for the underdogs ;)

  281. Betsy August 15th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    CB, I’ve heard good things about Brett Marshall, so are you not high on him at all?

    Wow, this is depressing – so the Yankees overall had a lousy draft this year? That’s disappointing – why do I not feel so bullish on this team’s future anymore? Sigh.

    As for Bowa, that is not news. He made it clear last year that he wanted to stay; I can’t blame Joe for wanting his own guy, though. That being said, if the Yankees are not happy with Meachem, then they have to let him go (no matter how Joe feels about it) and call Larry right away. This is because he is a great coach, not because he’s a psychiatrist. If Cano needs a security blanket to succeed, then I’d rather see him traded.

    Someone mentioned in another thread that Melky being sent down might make Cano play even worse. If that’s the case, so be it and at least the Yankees know that they will have to deal with him. Players come and go; Cano can not depend on having the same coaches and teammates in his life for the rest of his career. He’s extremely immature that way.

  282. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Ray — I have to agree with you. Some people are reacting as if Cole pushed their mother down a flight of stairs.

  283. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    “would it be too much to ask that the posters who want Cole’s arm to fall off have their fingers fall off? Is that really to much to ask? The amount of idiots posting get worse and worse every day.”

    agreed ray – it is one thing to mock a bad decision, it is another to wish a young adult an injury. Frankly it is bad karma.

  284. Fran August 15th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Chris – I don’t think that Cano should be sent down for his batting average. It’s the other things he is doing or rather not doing like going after that ball Sunday in Anaheim or not covering 2nd base on the attempted steal or pulling his foot off the bag on Wednesday costing an out. Cano’s head is not in the game and I am sorry that the Yankees rushed to give him that 4 year contract. He was lazy to begin with and without Bowa sitting on him he has regressed.

  285. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    TK,

    I’m also a Lakers and Patriots fan, too!

    But if I was a bandwagon fan I would’ve bailed on my Lakers 3 years ago, and I would’ve bailed out on the Yankees yesterday.

  286. Blargh August 15th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    “If being a college student is the “lifestyle” you seek, save everyone the trouble and don’t enter the draft.”

    One problem with that; apparently you don’t actually declare for the rule IV draft (unlike NBA or NFL). You’re automatically eligible to be drafted as long as you fulfill a set of requirements. High schoolers like Cole are eligible after graduating, before entering college, and before signing any major or minor league contract.

  287. Fran August 15th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Doreen – hope that you had a good vacation. To sum up the Yankees play they have been playing like they are on vacation – no hitting, quick at bats, sloppy defense and a lot of mental mistakes. The starting pitching has been ok, but the bullpen has been imploding for the most part.

  288. Jimmy27 August 15th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Troy Perceval on DL – is this old news?

  289. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    We can only hope that Doreen’s vacation did not consist of trips to Arlington, Anaheim, and the Twin Cities.

  290. vin August 15th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    “Eventually, I’ll backtrack and read Pete’s posts, but for right now, is there a Cliff’s Notes version???”

    Yeah, I can do it in two words… everything sucks. ;)

    OK… here’s a little more… the following people have been the subject of scorn here:

    Girardi
    Meacham
    Kevin Long (was great last year – but now sucks)
    Pettitte (to some degree)
    Rasner (as always)
    Veras (can’t pitch against his old team)
    Farnsworth (just for good measure)
    Pudge
    Molina
    Giambi
    Sexson
    Cano (I think 65% of us would trade him for Matt Kemp right now)
    Jeter (too many GIDP… too much vista roof)
    ARod (can’t hit with RISP)
    Justin Christian
    Melky Cabrera (nuff said)
    Bobby Abreu (afraid of walls, bad baserunner)
    Wilson Betemit (yuck)
    Joe Torre

    and of course…

    Kevin Youkilis

    did I miss anyone?

  291. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Welcome back Doreen-Basically, as Fran said, the Yankees also seem to have gone on vacation…or the Twilight Zone. We are in trouble. :(

  292. randy l.( free the yankees-fire cashman) August 15th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    “If this works, Cash can name his price even more so than he already can.”

    name his price?

    he’s the architect of this mess.

  293. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Folks, I will miss the first half of the game. So I want to go on the record as saying this is a… semi-must win? I don’t know. It’s almost a must-sweep.

    I called Moose’s start a must win and doubled down and called it a must-must win as it went past 10 innings. By virtue of winning that one, the Rasner start was downgraded to just important.

    But now we have to get back to winning. Bret Gardner, our lonely blog turns its eyes to you!

    See you all later and GO YANKEES!

  294. youkilis August 15th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    What is that in our rear view mirror that is getting smaller and smaller?? I believe that is the Yankee bandwagon and lots of people are falling off it!

  295. randy l.( free the yankees-fire cashman) August 15th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    “I hope you are all well and no one’s fallen from the ledge yet.”
    doreen-

    i’ve moved into the basement to prevent sudden urges to leap. plus it’s hard to fit the tv through those little windows when you throw it too.

  296. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 15th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Okay so maybe I was wrong about the weather being clear, the skies darkened again.

  297. vin August 15th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    “Folks, I will miss the first half of the game.”

    LUCKY!!!!!!!

    This is a definite must-sweep (it definitely seems like there haven’t been many sweeps this year).

  298. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Paul Byrd looks strange in a Boston cap.

    I wonder if they had a good laugh over Boston’s “little” practical joke in the ALCS?

  299. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Looking at this lineup….7 through 9 are basically automatic outs….( this is reverse psychology at work, all )..hopefully 1 through 6 can start raking soon ! :-)

  300. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Just got a look at the move and interpreted that the Yankees are admitting that their season ie over. This is not looking for a jump start but just a look at what these kids can do. We already know Gardner is a speedster that can’t steal first so he’s another out in the lineup. Getting rid of Sexson you’d expect a power right handed bat such as Shelly Duncan. He can’t do worse than Sexson. Cody is an infielder with a .236 batting average.
    No offensive problem is solved so you gotta understand that management gave up on what they got. If on top you add that Moeller says Hughes is throwing better than ever and they don’t wanna bring him up to start on Tuesday, you have to admit its over and they admit it!

  301. Fran August 15th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Rain delay. King of Queens is on My9

  302. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    My channel 9 has Sportscenter.

  303. Vince Black (Yanks Fan in Chitown) August 15th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I’m hoping Jeter took Cano aside and said, “When you take the field tonight I want you to look out to center field and then look into that dug out, and take a hard inventory of what is missing. Then remove your head from your ass, cause you are next bitch!”

  304. G. Love August 15th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    You all know Gerit Cole will be drafted by the Red Sox in 3 years now, right?

    It’s just how these things work.

    That said, if he doesn’t want millions of bucks to be a Yankee, he’s a fool. He, plus the drafting of the injured kid in the 2nd round, have really sunk the draft this year which was supposed to be where we were shining.

    I guess Gammons can rest easy now and not pitch a fit on TV like he did when the Yanks took Cole.

    I wonder if this came from the kid’s parents if there aren’t more extenuating circumstances. Maybe Gerit got caught with a big bag of weed or something or knocked up a sophomore and Mom and Dad aren’t ready to send their little boy to the wolves.

  305. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    “I have been on vacation for the last 10 days.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO MY YANKEES?????”

    Doreen – please go on vacations in the off season from now on.

  306. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Well I hope Jeter was more eloquent then that. Still Cano sucks

  307. vin August 15th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    “Rain delay. King of Queens is on My9″

    Double Ouch there.

  308. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    My9 has Sportscenter.

  309. G. Love August 15th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Randy,

    I know he’s the architect of this mess. You know I’m in your corner. I’m trying to forget about the past (since it drives me insane) and focus on what he’s trying to do right now.

    He’s got nothing to lose (other than his job) if this little shakeup doesn’t wake up Cano. If it doesn’t work, then this, plus this draft catastrophe (and it’s a catastrophe folks when you burn your 1 and 2nd round picks and have nothing to show for it this year) is going to be tough for him to bounce back from.

    But if they rip off a 10 game win streak and Gardner and Cano start slapping the ball all over the field, he’s a genius.

    You know that’s how it works here.

    I’m just happy he took the steps to get Melky out of the lineup and send Cano a strong message.

    They may hit at the bottom of the lineup, but a helluva lot more was expected from the both of them this season.

  310. Doreen August 15th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks, Randy l, Fran, Vin, SA -

    Went to Toronto, Niagara Falls, Cleveland and Sandusky. Scoreboard watched in Toronto for 4 nights and in Cleveland the one game we went to. Apparently we brought really good luck to the Blue Jays and the Indians. (We’re going to Baltimore next weekend – I hope the good luck extends to the team we are going to see — the Yankees!) I have one question – well, two. During the game we saw in Cleveland, it was the night the Red Sox blew a 14-2 lead, did the Rangers hold on to win or did the Red Sox come back? And, more importantly, at the time the Indians game ended, the Yankees, with Mike Mussina pitching, were ahead 4-3. Did they win? (That was the day the Sox got Byrd, too.)

    Also – did ARod fail in as many at-bats with men in scoring position as it looked like on the out-of-town scoreboards in Toronto and Cleveland?

    Man, I can’t believe they are actually still “IN” the wild card race. Does anyone on the Yankees know this?

  311. #9 August 15th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    http://blogs.nypost.com/sports......html#more

    Want another indignity for the Yanks? Since leaving the Yanks for Houston, LaTroy Hawkins LaTroy Hawkins has appeared in seven games, is 1-0 with one save and has allowed no runs on one hit with nine strikeouts in four innings. It is the NL and it is a small sample size. But the Yanks never saw that Hawkins even in small doses.

  312. Vince Black (Yanks Fan in Chitown) August 15th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    “Well I hope Jeter was more eloquent then that. Still Cano sucks”

    Yeah probably, but he might be one of those personalities
    thats motivated by a little “here’s what time it is”.

  313. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Don’t know if anybody posted this already but Matsui DHed for Class A Tampa and was 1-3 with a solo HR…the only run scored in this game. This lineup will look a lot better with him back in it. C’mon Godzilla, we need you.

  314. Fran August 15th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Doreen – The Red Sox did win that game – like 19-18 or something like that.

    The Yanks won that Mussina start but in extra innings. They were up 6-3 in the bottom of the 8th. Marte put two on and Mo came in but gave up a game tying HR. The Yanks won it 12 – Alex hit a HR in the top of the inning and Nady hit a 2 run HR after that. Yanks won 9-6.

  315. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    When are we gonna trade the manager and the 3rd base coach?

  316. Skippy August 15th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Doreen–in that Texas-Boston game, Texas actually took the lead for a bit, 16-15, but Boston eventually won 19-17. No, they weren’t playing with aluminum bats.

    As for the other game, um, Moose left with a 6-3 lead and Mo blew his first save of the year. But the Yankees won in the 12th on, of all things, a HR from Alex. What a great, uplifting victory it was!

    Unfortunately the next day they came out with another lackluster, dead bat showing and lost, eradicating all good feeling.

  317. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    “Paul Byrd looks strange in a Boston cap.”

    I’m not sure what the cap has to do with it.

    And by the way – allow me to be the millionth Giants fan to solemnly say – HA!

    (incidentally – Redskins fans LOVE Colt Brennan – he is already a crowd favorite)

  318. gayle August 15th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I love this from Newsday. ANd in other news Ian Kennedy was sent down to work on his pitching oh yeah he is a pitcher so if he cant pitch he is not much use. ZIf you are a hitter and told to work on all these things it says a lot.

    “Cabrera was sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to work on hitting, bunting and baserunning among other things.”

  319. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    The old Steinbrenner woulda kicked Girardi’s butt a looong time ago like he used to do to Billy Martin. We need the old boss back!!!

  320. raymagnetic August 15th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    I’m not going to get into the whole Derek Jeter argument with Brandon because as they say when a person argues with an idiot a stranger passing by can’t tell which person is the idiot.

    I just wanted to post something from Buster Olney’s book in regards to Bernie Williams being late to game six in the 2001 series since it was mentioned earlier.

    BB: I know there was an incident where Jeter got on Bernie during the Series.

    Olney: Bernie was late showing up for Game 6.

    BB: Was that something that was completely out of character for Williams?

    Olney: Yeah. It was. The rest of the players were on the team bus. He had come from some other place. So he was late and Derek was livid. I think I wrote in the book, he said to Bernie, “You shouldn’t want to be any other place at this time.” And he got on him. That probably was the most unusual moment in the whole post September 11th run.

    Source: http://bronxbanter.baseballtoa.....15269.html

    Brandon, you can go on believing what you want about Derek but the truth is he’s vocal behind closed doors and he keeps his dirty laundry in house where it should be kept.

  321. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    We dont need to get rid of Giradi as far as Im concered. Giradi loves Gardner too and was smart enough to bring him up

  322. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    The Gard must be family.

  323. Chobba August 15th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    RBI double by Cano, Yanks up 2-0.

  324. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Wow bottom of the 2nd already!

  325. Rubin August 15th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    My9 still says rain delay, and is a commercial

  326. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    RBI double by Cano, Yanks up 2-0.

    And I can fly! Cano is stinking it up. I expect he’ll get sooner get a error that has the royals leading 2-0

  327. Doreen August 15th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks Fran and Skippy.

  328. Chobba August 15th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Gotcha suckas

    King of Queens, I’ve never seen an episode until today, and I have to say, it’s horrendous.

  329. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Any word on a start time?

  330. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    If Brett Gardner started from second base with a lead, at the same time that Jose Molina started from third, would Gardner catch/pass Molina before he reached home? Just a bizarre question for a rain delay.

  331. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Go back to sleep.

  332. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Nobody can catch Speedy Molina except a pregnant woman!

  333. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    lol yes Gardy would run that fat thing over!

  334. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    zman – he would pass Molina before molina was 30 feet from the plate lol

  335. raymagnetic August 15th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    “name his price?

    he’s the architect of this mess.”

    Yep, it’s all Cashman’s fault that the suddenly forgot how to score runs. Last year they led the league in runs scored. This year they are 7th in runs scored.

    Randy, are you telling me that you knew the Yankees wouldn’t be a top 5 offensive team this year after leading the league in runs a year ago?

  336. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    g.love-

    i just don’t understand waiting so long before acting. cashman seems to wait until things are in really serious trouble and then he comes to life. the problem is that it’s not always going to work doing that way. it leaves too little room for error.

    i really believe as long as cashman stays the gm, the yankees will have perpetual “bad luck”.
    there’s always a reason why it’s not his fault. i mean who could predict that three 22 year olds would all get hurt and not be counted on for the rotation.

    um, a lot of people did. it’s a really dumb plan to plan on multiple early twenties pitchers.

    if cashman stays, i’ll do what i did in the 80′s and early 90′s and get my baseball fix in another way.

  337. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Okay, what if Gardner was asked to carry a 30-pound bag of sand. Would he still catch Molina?

  338. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 15th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I think so, he is a very speedy guy. Now if you attached 5 pound weights to his legs, maybe that would slow him down.

  339. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Okay, but now let’s add some added incentive for Jose. There’s a delicious plate of sizzling fajitas resting on a small table at home plate. Does he now beat Gardner?

  340. Skippy August 15th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Wet sand or dry sand?

  341. ZMAN7777 August 15th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Dry sand — standard industrial grade

  342. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    He would catch him because gardy is not only fast but he is one of the strongest guys on the whole team.

  343. raymagnetic August 15th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    “um, a lot of people did. it’s a really dumb plan to plan on multiple early twenties pitchers.”

    It’s funny that you actually believe this considering the Twinkies relied on 4 early twenty pitchers and Livan Hernandez.

    Tampa Bay has the youngest starting rotation in the League I do believe. Just checked and yes they do. Shields is the oldest and he’s only 26.

    The Yankees started the season with 3 pitchers in the rotation who have more experience than the entire Rays rotation combined.

    But I’ll let you believe what you want to believe.

  344. skippy's teacher August 15th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Um…Skippy….what do you think weighs more a 30 pound bag of dry sand or a 30 pound bag of wet sand??

  345. stuart August 15th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I think cashman ran over Randys dog or something.. Cashman has never doen anything right just ask Randy..

    the Sheffield dump was stupid. the Jaret wright dump, or the big unit those were bad moves..

    Abreu for CJ Henry , Smith, and a bag of balls was a bad move.

    Abeledajo for CLippard was a bad move.. they are all bad moves.. Drafting Joba was just luck, signing Matsui the same..

    The Yanks are having a bad year becuase the whole offense got old at once, even guys who are not old.. They are going to be rid of numerous bad contracts this year and will reload.. there minors are in good shape but Randy is Randy never happy and not fair in his criticism…

  346. Jose August 15th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Bottom line— this was a terrible draft.

    Not one single high-upside player aside from Brett Marshall. We reached with our supplemental and 3rd round pick. Didn’t gamble at all in the middle or later rounds. Let the Sox nab a high upside jewel like Meyer in the later rounds while we proceeded to take a bunch of fillers and average talents.

    The International period was terrible was well. No Inoa, Yorman Rodriguez, Rafael Rodriguez, Carlos Perez, Portillo etc.

    Not a good year for Cashman and the staff. We also saw many of our top prospects regress. McAllister is probably the only guy who has broken out. Jackson is kind of stagnant in AA.

  347. raymagnetic August 15th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I just looked at the ages of Tampa’s rotation again and those guys are really really young.

  348. raymagnetic August 15th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    “Bottom line— this was a terrible draft.”

    Yup just terrible. I think I’ll wait for 5 years and reevaluate the draft however.

  349. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    TK,

    lol @ Byrd. Must’ve had an old brother who liked to play with his face when he was a baby.

    As for the SB, I can’t speak for the other 8 Patriot fans, but that’s ancient history. Sticks and bones and all that.

    Colt’s popularity is no surprise. I heard he’ll play the 4th quarter so he won’t be going up against Farrrrvvvrrrre. I think I read that they’ll keep Colt on the 53, rather than risk releasing him and resigning him to the practice squad.

  350. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    TK, the source on the Jeter being in Cano’s face was Michael Kay on his radio show. He mentioned it and then got into it with Don about how much of a leader Jeter is. Don bashed him of course.

  351. Mark McCray August 15th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    anyone know when the rains gonna clear up?

  352. Eric August 15th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Cashman’s not going anywhere, so let me be the first to say good riddance randy! You will not be missed.

  353. Betsy August 15th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    How is Jackson stagnant at Double A? It seems to me that, from what I can tell (from those posters who would know) that he’s done a good job and made a lot of progress. He’s just very young and raw, but he’s on an upward track.

    Seemse like Damon Oppenheimer is no genius like those who wanted him to replace Cashman thought he was. I know nothing the draft or the individual players, but everyone seems to think the Yanks had a lousy draft. That could set the Yankees back and do we have faith that they are going to rebound next year?

    I don’t blame the Yankees for not caving to Cole, but it really was stupid to take a chance like that on your first pick, esp. since everyone seems to think next year’s draft is weak.

  354. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    “I think I read that they’ll keep Colt on the 53, rather than risk releasing him and resigning him to the practice squad.”

    mel – he is already signed to an extended deal – (all nfl deals are essentially 1 year deals – but he did well)

    They cut Carson Palmer’s little bro to keep Colt – he won’t have to buy himself dinner at any joint in DC for the next 3 years at least. :)

  355. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    raymagnetic-

    if you remember, and i know you do, in the winter i questioned the inexperience of the coaching staff.
    torre had a major impact on the hitting philosophy of the team in his years there.

    the passage below illustrates torre clearly has a hitting philosophy.

    ““Gene Clines is the Dodgers’ roving hitting instructor, and Jeff Pentland was added after he was fired last month by Seattle, along with manager John McLaren. Clubs traditionally employ only one roving hitting nitrator, but Torre said having three will allow the club to try to implement Torre’s hitting philosophy throughout the minor-league system”- from the san bernadino sun

    so with mattingly and torre gone am i surprised that long may have screwed up a lot of hitters ?

    the answer is obviously no.

  356. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Okay, let’s play “What if”

    What if Cashman and the Yankees agree to part ways (not going to happen, but what if), where does he go and who replaces him?

    And no, randy l, a swim with the fishes is not a valid response!

  357. Rubin August 15th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Would you fools stop bashing Cashman? The draft is not on him, its on Oppenheimer. How was getting Abreu a bad move? How was dealing Clippard a bad move? Sure Alby is on the 60 day DL, but when Clippard was in the majors, he didnt do so good. You guys have no clue about what is going on in the farm, thinking that McAllister is the only guy who broke out. Signing Matsui was just luck and drafting Joba was just luck? How the hell is evaluating the talent of players just luck? Learn! Learn! Learn! It seems like most people on here have no clue what there talking about. I really am sick and tired of reading all these retarted comments of people that have no clue about baseball! Thinking that evaluating talent is just luck, and that getting Bobby Abreu for virtually no one was a bad move?!?!?!?!? People gotta learn about the sport of baseball!

  358. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Jeff NJ –

    I am not trying to be difficult – but how much do we buy that info – given the source?

    I have zero regard for Kay – so I am probably biased – cards on the table.

  359. djphin August 15th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    hey pete….whats the rain delay status? anything going on there?

  360. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Baseball in half an hour?

  361. Guiseppe Franco August 15th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I don’t blame the Yankees for not caving to Cole, but it really was stupid to take a chance like that on your first pick, esp. since everyone seems to think next year’s draft is weak.

    This has nothing to do with what the Yanks did. Cole and his family made the decision to opt for college when he was signing a different tune a few months ago.

    But you’re wrong about Oppenheimer. The guy is the real deal. I just wished the Yanks paid more attention to the draft from 1998 – 2004 or the Yanks wouldn’t be in this mess with so few position players on the farm.

  362. stuart August 15th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Betsy all our scouts on this site just like to whine.. yeah no progress with the prospects except for; ajax, montero, romine, betances, mccallister, melancon, cox(healthy) and on and on.

    THey are complaining over some 16 yr old Dominican who did not get signed even though they have never seen them play and there chances of making it are like 10% best case scenario.

    the draft is the ultimate crap shoot…what don’t they like about garrison lassiter??

  363. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    TK,

    Are you kidding? “I am not trying to be difficult” is the same thing as saying “no offense” or “I’m not being racist”.

  364. Skippy August 15th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Wet sand weighs more. Is this a trick question? Is there something I missed?

  365. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    eric-
    you really think cashman will care about the yankees as long as you or any other yankee fan.

    baseball pros , and cashman is a pro, have loyalties only to the job they have.

    the second he’s gone, he could care less about the yankees.

  366. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    30 pounds of wet sand weighs less than 30 pounds of sand thats wet. :P

    Just like a cup of chopped nuts is not equal to a cup of nuts chopped. Right, Doreen?

  367. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    “Are you kidding? “I am not trying to be difficult” is the same thing as saying “no offense” or “I’m not being racist”.”

    YIKES MEL!!!!

    ahem, there might be one or two shades of gray that an objective reader would find between Joe Biden and Stalin and Chairman Mao.

    Give me a minor break if you would be so kind? :)

  368. Blargh August 15th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    30 lb of wet sand is gonna weigh the same as 30 lb of dry sand; after all, they both weigh 30 lb.

    On the other hand, if you take what is already a 30 lb bag of dry sand, then add water to it, of course that’s gonna get heavier.

  369. E-Man August 15th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    What’s it like in the Bronx people? Is it still raining?

  370. CB August 15th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    “Let the Sox nab a high upside jewel like Meyer in the later rounds while we proceeded to take a bunch of fillers and average talents.”

    Meyer didn’t sign.

    And they selected Cole because he was a high upside guy.

    The draft was a dissappointment. There’s no doubt about it – once Cole and his family decided he should go to college there’s no real way to make it a good draft.

    But that’s also why they’ve stockpiled a lot of good young pitchers.

    Outside of Joba there’s not one they need to depend on completely. And their reliance on joba is completely dependent on his stellar performance.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=436

  371. Garrett August 15th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Heard 10 min ago, tarp was off..so hopefully baseball soon

  372. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    CB –

    There was a question earlier that I think you would know the answer to –

    If they Yankees get a compensatory pick in the draft – they cannot lose that right? Let’s assume they sign free agents and would stand to lose existing picks.

    Thanks!

  373. Doreen August 15th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    When the Yankees won 8 in a row coming out of the all-star break and Cashman went out and got Nady and Marte; and then when he got Pudge to replace Posada; he was roundly applauded by an awful lot of people – baseball people, media and fans.

    That the core of his team is not performing is not really Cashman’s fault. Mussina is having a good year. No one else is. ARod’s numbers may be basically pretty good, but he’s certainly not stepped up to carry the team. Jeter is not having a good year. Giambi? No. Abreu – up and down and no one seems satisfied with his defense. Cano? Hope this year is an aberration. Up and down this lineup is one underperforming regular after another. Molina has done a tremendous job, because he’s at least doing what’s been expected of him.

    The bullpen is imploding because they have no starters. Mussina’s been a rock, but Pettitte’s been fairly inconsistent, Wang is gone, Joba’s gone, Hughes is gone, IPK – who knows what his deal is anymore, Rasner is what is is/was/will be; now Giese is gone. When the starters were doing well (6 or more innings consistently) the bullpen was clicking. Also, Marte hasn’t quite worked out to be what was expected – even though many people here have lusted after him (or any other left-hander out of the pen) going back to last season.

    It’s really been the worst season anyone could imagine, but I dare say NO ONE imagined one quite this bad, least of all Brian Cashman.

    Cashman grew up with the Yankees. I think that even when he leaves (if he leaves), a part of him will always have a loyalty to the Yankees. But you work for who you work for.

    Mel -

    If Cashman goes (and I don’t think he will), I think Philly. I don’t think he’d go to the Mets.

  374. Someone Else August 15th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    “Jackson is kind of stagnant in AA.”

    Um. No.

    Only if you don’t follow baseball.

  375. Dman August 15th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    8:35 first pitch

  376. Doreen August 15th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Mel -

    Re; Wet sand/sand that’s wet; chopped nuts/nuts chopped. You are 100% correct!

  377. E-Man August 15th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    “Heard 10 min ago, tarp was off..so hopefully baseball soon”

    thanks.

  378. jennifer August 15th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Which weights more 100 pounds of feathers or 100 pounds of bricks

  379. Blargh August 15th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Compensatory picks are exempt from being used to free agent signing compensation

  380. Blargh August 15th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    *used for

  381. Doreen August 15th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Jennifer -

    Are either of them wet?? :)

  382. jennifer August 15th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    the feathers. :P

  383. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    “What if Cashman and the Yankees agree to part ways (not going to happen, but what if), where does he go and who replaces him?”

    oh yeah, it’s going to happen because he’s not omnipotent and every gm job is temporary. it’s just a matter of when he’s gone.

    mike mussina would make a decent gm if he felt like it. girardi might be good at it. i’d pay terry ryan a lot to steal the twins management system and bring it over to the yankees.

    i’d like to have a gm that played the game who can work with sharp assistant gms who are attorney/ accountant types. i prefer real baseball people being in charge.

  384. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Both the same!

    :)

  385. Hughes Dynasty August 15th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Jackson is holding his own in AA. He is not dominating the way he did Tampa, but remember— the FSL is a bandbox. Trenton is an extreme pitcher’s park.

    He does have 32 doubles and 9 HRs. And before he was moved to the 3rd spot, he was on pace for his usual 30ish steals.

    However, as of late, he has reverted back to his bad habbits. He has yet to walk this month and his walk totals have gone down each month. He also already has 18 strikeouts in only 13 games, 16 of those in his last 10 games. He was making great progress in this department until this month.

    He is doing fine in AA but he needs to continue to develop. He’s not a guy who is going to make the team out of ST or come up here next month.

  386. CB August 15th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    “If they Yankees get a compensatory pick in the draft – they cannot lose that right? ”

    That’s correct. It’s protected.

  387. Doreen August 15th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Just for the record, I don’t think Cashman is irreplaceable – no one is. I just don’t know that it’s going to happen right now.

    Randy l -

    Mussina? Really? That’s interesting to me. He’s smart, observant and critical. Could be good attributes.

    What in Girardi makes you think he’d be a good GM?

    What about outside the organization? Do you think there’s anyone out there that the Yankees covet? I don’t necessarily think so, since so far at least they seem to back Cashman’s vision.

  388. Skippy August 15th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Oh, okay, syntax alert–yes, two buckets of sand weighing 30 pounds each, then water added to one, etc, etc. I swear, I wrote a science activity about this once. This is what happens during rain delays. I’ll go back to one of my least favorite Fred Astaire movies on TCM right now.

  389. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    randy l,

    Are you kidding? Anytime someone in the FO makes an error, Moose would just fall apart. :P

    Moose will work for the Times. He’ll replace that Will Shortz guy.

  390. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    “It’s funny that you actually believe this considering the Twinkies relied on 4 early twenty pitchers and Livan Hernandez.”

    raymagntic-

    is that really you or an imposter?

    the comment is a fastball right down the middle.

    the twins went 14-9 with livan hernandez starting for them. hernadez protected, by design, the young pitchers by throwing a consistent # of innings. the twins pitchers are not 22 years old. they are well seasoned young pitchers who were developed right by stan and stu cliburn at rochester. without looking i would guess their average age would be 25-26 years old.

    and liriano was not brought up until the last possible moment. if he was a yankee, as soon as he hit 75 pitches at triple a he would have been rushed up to save the day.

    the twins know how to develop young pitching and the yankees don’t.

  391. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Game starting.

  392. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks CB -

    I cannot explain how disappointed I will be if Cole sticks to his current stance. I was reading in a KC blog earlier today about how Boras took them down to the wire

    I believe the name was Moustakos (sp?)

    Interesting note – the Nats 1st pick signed with an Independent league team so he could enter the draft next year – seems a lot smarter to me than Cole’s approach.

    How can Boras negotiate 5 deals to the deadline? When will prospects learn that they aren’t getting the best service by going with Boras?

  393. Dman August 15th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    great start for Arod

  394. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Only 4 extra pitches…not so bad.

  395. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    “”Gerrit Cole is not going to sign with us, it’s as simple as that,” Cashman said. “Unfortunately, he wants to pursue college, and he does not have an interest in pursuing professional baseball. It’s not a money negotiating issue as much as a life choice at this moment in time.” ”

    this sux :(

  396. Neil August 15th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    “A-Rod is one of the greatest baseball players you will ever see, but he can’t catch pop ups” – Michael Kay

    How does that statement make sense???????????

  397. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    mel -
    if moose wasn’t set for life and he was interested he’d be a great gm. he’s smart ,educated, and played the game at a high level .

    but i don’t think the yankees could pay him enough to do it.

    do i think he could whip theo’s butt as a gm if he wanted too.
    yeah, i do.

  398. Adam August 15th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Matt Carson – a good September callup . . .

    http://www.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=454998

  399. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    It doesn’t make any sense. When was the last time Arod dropped a pop-up?

  400. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    And he’s had plenty of chances to drop them too.

  401. Joe from Long Island August 15th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Based on Cash’s comment above, it raises the question – to me, at least – of whether this Cole kid really doesn’t care that much about baseball.

    I’ve seen this in some of the kids who played soccer with my stepson. They were really good players and athletes, and went quite far in travel leagues and HS, at their parents prompting, but really didn’t have the desire to play in college. One of them called college soccer “too intense”.

    I wonder, if Cole really wants to go to college instead of taking megabucks to play, if he might be one of those kind of kids – a really good athlete, but one who is not that interested in competing, especially for a reason.

  402. Skippy August 15th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    I think Moose has the brains to be a GM, but I don’t think he’d want the stress and frenzy. You know who I do think would want to be a GM? Posada.

  403. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Stop Bunting Jeter!!!!

  404. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Arod rarely drops one but he’s real unsure of them and forget about it when theyre behind him in foul territory. He is bad and he’s the first to admit it.

  405. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Sux game postponed. It is raining like the dickens here so I imagine beantown is getting a lot of the same.

  406. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    ‘What in Girardi makes you think he’d be a good GM?”

    he’s got an engineering degree from a good college and he’s played and managed at the highest level.

    he knows the game, he’s smart, educated, disciplined, and organized. why not?

    legal and contract stuff can he done by the hired help.

  407. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    In fact, it looks like I will be watching this game over the internet. One of the “joys” of satellite television is totally losing the signal in inclement weather…

    :(

  408. jennifer August 15th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Jorge already making is presence felt. Spoke to melky about going down.

  409. sw August 15th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I always thought Moose would be a good front office guy too. He knows the game inside and out, can evaluate talent, understands how meaningful/meaningless certain stats are, and he knows his economics so he wouldn’t overspend like crazy. Doubtful he’d want the stress though.

  410. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    With all due respect for my blog-compadre randy – If you took a picture of the entire league’s GM’s, you would need to do it indoors b/c these guys haven’t seen sunshine in their years of experience.

    They are all number crunchers as far as I can tell – I’d be happy to be proven wrong.

  411. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Not liking them, and being bad at them are different. MK never makes that differentiation.

  412. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    brett needs to be way higher in this lineup

  413. Kelli in Conn. August 15th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Sockies game postponed – -

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....tra_bases/

  414. Dman August 15th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Let’s go Arod!!!

  415. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Matusz signed a deal with the O’s:

    (good luck w/ Angelos!)

    http://www.iht.com/articles/ap.....ft-Rdp.php

  416. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    So Kay is stating what us LoHud readers have known for months…

    I feel smart.

  417. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    sry – should have mentioned that Matusz was the #4 pick in the draft.

  418. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Which means we have the opportunity to pick up a half game on the Sux…

  419. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    C’mon guys, don’t do this in the first inning…

  420. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Kay is in rare form tonight.

    Here we go again.

  421. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    what a CRAP call on that 1st pitch to Jason ! :-(

  422. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    How about a shot every time the Yankees don’t score with RISP?

  423. Dman August 15th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    At least Meche threw 24 pitches

  424. Joe from Long Island August 15th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Randy –

    I think there have been examples of highly regarded GMs who never played the game. Theo in Boston, for instance, and he’s achieved a measure of success. Jon Daniels in Texas. Marc Shapiro in Cleveland (I met his sister once, and she specifically said he has a law background; their father was a player agent years ago, which planted the bug). I don’t think John Schuerholz ever played the game at a high professional level, yet he was pretty good in Atlanta.

    While having played the game is one path to being a good front office type, I don’t think it’s necessarily the only path.

    I get the impression you’ve played professional baseball for a while. What do you think?

  425. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Time – it doesn’t matter, he grounded out anyway.

    0 for 3 with RISP, awesome. I swear if this team gets shut down by Kansas City…

  426. huby August 15th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Well here we go again! Damon in scoring position, but they can’t get him in. This offense is pathetic! They should be as disgusted with themselves as we are with them. The Orioles have a better offense.

  427. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    That is our season in an inning ….Damon on 2nd with NO OUTS and our 2-5 hittes go 0-3 with a BB and leave 2 runners on….4 dudes in a row fail to get even a lousy SINGLE against the crappy Royals AT HOME in Yankee Stadium….I am done….Good night…this team S*cks !

  428. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    ” How about a shot every time the Yankees don’t score with RISP? “…you’ll be passed out before the 3rd inning ends !

  429. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    The Royals should score about 3 here….and go like 3 for 5 with RISP…..that would be great, show the mighty Yankees how to hit the flippin’ baseball….

  430. Doreen August 15th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    While I wouldn’t be quite so negative, “Time” is actually pretty spot on. The season in a nutshell. Sigh.

  431. huby August 15th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    This season ought to show us that money can’t buy health, passion for winning or a championship. There are teams with a significantly lesser payroll who are doing better (e.g., Twins).

  432. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Gil meche always reminds me of the ineptitude of the Igawa signing. Somebody please tell me when was the last good FA signing of a pitcher. Pettite doesn’t count.

  433. Dman August 15th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    This game is gonna be over not long from now

  434. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    You guys know this started the very first game, right?

    The Yankees won so we didn’t pay much attention, but in the later innings, Johnny Damon had a lead off triple, and they could not score him.

    Guess it was a sign.

  435. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Isn’t it technically 0-2 with RISP?

    Seattle ties it up. Rally began with a Cairo ground rule double.

  436. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Another one of those strange scoring plays that I forgot the name of.

  437. Dman August 15th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    There you go Yanks, that is how to manufacture a run with less than 2 outs

  438. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    I am going to start rooting for KC….GO ROYALS….Way to show those pathetic Yankees how to score runs….WE LOVE KC…NEVER SAY DIE !!!

  439. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Teams should spend a lot more time scouting themselves. Scout your own pitchers and their looks, their pitch selection, that kind of stuff…. study your own hitters and their weaknesses.

    I’m sure they do this already, but you should do it more – pitchers should be told hey listen you throw a change-up 75% of the time with a 2-2 count to the middle of the order.. that kind of stuff.

  440. huby August 15th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Hey look! At least somebody in this game can score with runners in scoring position. Most teams in baseball can do this now and then, but not the Yankees. I’m really getting sick of these overpaid, overrated, over-the-hill, inept players we have. These guys don’t care, and it shows. If they do care, then it shows that they don’t have the ability to be successful.

  441. Blargh August 15th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Gil Meche always reminds me of how the world laughed at Moore for giving Meche 5 years/55 million back in the end of 2006

  442. Betsy August 15th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Stuart and Guiseppe Franco, thanks! I know I was on the ledge earlier, but I’ve never experienced a more frustrating season. Everything has gone wrong and nothing has gone right. I know Damon is the real deal, but boy I needed to vent.

    I hope these kids that the Yankees drafted are the goods; I trust Damon to know what he’s doing. The Yankees got raked, just raked, over the coals about their selection of Ian Kennedy. Despite his struggles, he could still turn out to be a #4 or #5 starter and that’s a lot better than what scouts/experts were predicting after that draft……

  443. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    kewl….lead off batter gets on…now let’s make sure he gets NOWHERE NEAR Home Plate….Come on SPANKEES…YOU CAN DO IT !!!

  444. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    By the way, whether you believe he is grossly overpaid or not, Meche is a very very good pitcher. And I give credit for KC for putting up the money and at least showing they were trying to do something to be competitive.

  445. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Melky who?? Cano don’t need no stinking Melky!!

  446. romine August 15th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    hopefully cano can turn it on with melky gone

  447. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    If Gardner doesn’t bunt…

  448. Betsy August 15th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    No sense getting upset about a wasted opportunity. The Yankees stink, period. It doesn’t matter that they have big names in the lineup; they don’t know jack about how to play the game. Is it 2009 yet?

  449. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 15th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    lol at Cano with a Dominican Double Bubble

  450. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Laura -

    Robby is a quick study…

  451. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Maybe that’s the trick with Cano. You get 1 hit ,we give you 1 piece of delicious bubble gum!

  452. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “Gil meche always reminds me of the ineptitude of the Igawa signing. Somebody please tell me when was the last good FA signing of a pitcher. Pettite doesn’t count.”

    I assume that CC doesn’t count either?

    How about Moose? Winningest pitcher in the MLB since his signing?

    Anyone else that doesn’t count – Schilling? Wakeman?

  453. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I’m pretty confused… BUNT

  454. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    OK…give up an out and bunt them over, then have the next batter line out into an inning ending DP…..COME ON YANKEES…show us exactly how it’s done…..FRUSTRATE US SOME MORE…..WE LOVE YOU,,,,ya lazy slugs !!!

  455. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    brett will show you what hes made of

  456. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    …how do you not bunt there?!

    Heck, Molina would have bunted.

  457. Mattingly's Bat August 15th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Melky could have done that.

  458. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Why was there no bunt?!

  459. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    that is the BEST of moves having that AUTOMATIC OUT in the lineup,,,,tonight and every night….I mean….a .150 MLB hitter is GOLD, baby…..GOLD !!!…Great Job, Yankees….you have the BEST CF in all of baseball right there !!!

  460. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    terrible move by joe, u have to bunt gardner there, most likely a ground by from molina would score the tying run, i just don’t agree with the decision

  461. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    sweet….so far…AGAINST KC…. with RISP,,,,0-4, with a BB…..SWEET….!!! Great job, boys….how about having Fat Boy hit into a DP here……DO IT….DO IT !!!

  462. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    wow, 2 easy outs…nice going Girardi.

  463. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    TKinDC

    I screwed that post up. I meant by the Yankees. Pettite didn’t count because he should have been a Yankee anyway.

    0 for 5 now.

  464. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    My greatest frustration about this season? (And you really could come up with a laundry list of frustrations)

    Inability of Yankee hitters to get a freakin ball into the outfield when we had runners on third.

    That absolutely blows my nind.

  465. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    NICE….keep ‘er going, Johnny ! 0-5, with a BB with RISP….GO YANKEES GO !!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !

  466. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    * mind

  467. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    OH SHUT UP! he has done one at bat, melky would of struck out no doubt. Brett is 100 times better then Melky, dont argue its a fact. Brett is also stronger and faster. Wouldnt you rather have a strong and fast guy? Everyone loves Brett in the dugout as I said before. I think Melk is a poison because people just dont like him! Johnny Damon doesnt like him, Arod does not like him and I dont think Jeter likes hm either. Most importantly, Joe Giradi does not like him.

  468. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Wow. Two guys on, no outs and not one guy reaches third. I hope the fans are booing.

  469. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    BJ-

    Wells as a free agent? Cone? Gooden?

  470. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    o-6, with a BB, with RISP after 2 innings against the mighty ROYALS……these Yankees are a total disgrace…..WHAT A COLLECTION of SUPER STAR CHOKERS !!!,,,,,WAY TO GO, ICEHOLES !!!

  471. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Time to put up – it’s time for you to shut up.

    My dad made a good point about the no bunt during Gardner’s at-bat. he bunts, it’s 2nd and 3rd, 1 out – Jose strikes out (he then did) and then you need a 2 out hit from Damon (didn’t get it). So you might as well take the 3 shots for a hit.

    Normal circumstances we both agree that you need to bunt there, but with the way the Yankees hit with RISP, you might as well take a shot there

  472. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I…

    …no words

  473. daver August 15th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Pathetic RISP so far. Not even getting the ball in play.

    You’d think the Yankees would be fired up after getting slammed in the press the past 2 days. I guess not.

  474. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    The Yankees 2008 obituary reads like this:

    RIP due to no RISP.

  475. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    also, brett just prevented a triple.

  476. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Girardi when asked about Gardner not bunting: ” I liked Gardners numbers (0 for 0) against Meche. ”

    Awesome now we can watch outtakes of the edge commercials. Are they serious?

  477. daver August 15th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    So far it doesn’t look like Andy is stepping up. 1 run in…lead off double…

    If he allows 2 runs…this game is out of reach!

  478. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    2-0 Royals ….gonna happen…they have a RISP with nobody out and THEY DON’T S*CK anywhere NEAR as bad as the Spankees do ,,,,right ????

  479. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Still 7 innings to go. A lot can change before then but if the first 2 innings are a preview of what we are going to get tonight, maybe we should all turn the game off now.

  480. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    So in response to my previous post, I guess teams do scout themselves lol…. I still think it should be done more though

  481. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    The Yankees 2008 obituary reads like this:

    RIP due to no RISP.

    Can I use this on my blog?

  482. stuart August 15th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    arod 241 with risp, giambi 212, this team just cannot situational hit that is the bottom line.

    molina cannot hit ever….

    this team is just hard to watch…painful..

  483. sw August 15th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Uh, I’m starting to hope that the Yankees don’t get swept by the Royals at this rate.

  484. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    MELKY WHO!?!?!

  485. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    whoa!

  486. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    w00t!

  487. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Rebecca, yes anything for you.

    Gardner has an arm I see. Can we use a designated hitter for him?

  488. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    JoeT….no YOU shaddup ! :-)

  489. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 15th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    So, just picking up the game. good to see being back home benefits the Yankees.

    At the rate they are going, they could get 5 hits before the end of the night.

    Nice. yankee fans should be happy.

  490. stuart August 15th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    the funny thing is people including Kay are just figuring out the RISP problem.. they have been near the bottom in this stat all season..

    this has gone non the whole damn year..

    BTW Damon does not make that play no chance…

  491. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    OK, Gardner definately has a better arm than Damon. Nice play. That might be the highlight of the game so we should all cherish it.

  492. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    LETS SEE MELKY MAKE THAT PLAY! HE WOULD BE WAY TOO WEAK! brett ruleS

  493. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    NONE SHALL PASS!

    or something like that. :)

  494. j August 15th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    when joba comes back he should just be in the lineup? why cant this team score?

  495. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Lucky that Gardner made that throw. Not great that Andy’s giving up freakin hits, walks, whatevers.

    So I’m thinking to myself “what is it that allows other teams to automatically whack a ball to the outfield when they have a runner on 3rd and plate that run, but the Yankees cannot. This is very sick.”

  496. Dman August 15th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Great throw by Gardner. Did Melky even go, the starting CF tonight is 0 for 1 with a K and an outfield assist

  497. Coach Jay23 (Bring Back BUCK) August 15th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Melky wouldve dove and doubled up the guy. Gardner SUCKS, that throw was nothing could he get any closer..

  498. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Jeff: Awesome.

  499. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    no really… stop talking.. if you want to add something intelligent to the blog then go ahead and do it, but people here are already pissed enough watching this team and don’t need to see you write stupid stuff every other pitch.

    Enough good posters have left this blog because of dumb comments and we don’t need anymore

  500. nyyfaninlaaland August 15th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Mr Brett –

    perhaps you should switch letters 8 and 10 in your name there.

  501. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Melky who?

    TKinDC

    Yeah I was thinking Mussina which you already pointed out. Point was that they haven’t made a real good move in 8 years. Same poor results in the trade dept. too.

    The Brett Gardner show! Come on Brett just get on base!

  502. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Melky never left, he just morphed into a caucasian.

  503. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    coachjay23 melky would of fell on his fat bum. How often does melky make athletic throws (or catches)like that?

    once in a blue moon is the answer.

  504. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I have figured out how we can score …..keep guys ONLY on 1st base and hit doubles, triples or Home Runs to drive them in…..SIMPLE !….Kewl….good thing ONE of us is thinking,,,,huh ???

  505. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    “LETS SEE MELKY MAKE THAT PLAY! HE WOULD BE WAY TOO WEAK! brett ruleS”

    You’re wrong, Melky is stronger than Brett and would have made that play. You don’t have to play “me up you down” in order to try to elevate the status of Gardner. He will either earn the adulation of the crowd or he will not. Your trying to convince people is already getting old. And since Gardner is here for the long run there is no need for you to try to grind Melky into the ground. We all know the kind of fielder that Melky is so you just sound dumb.

    No offense.

  506. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I feel bad for the people in scranton who lost brett and now have to deal with melky actually. From what I heard Melky is a brat

  507. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Ok guys, lets not get too excited. It was a nice throw but not a particularly amazing play.

    What we need is a big hit.

  508. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    come on Alex

  509. dennis August 15th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    sox game postponed means they won’t have to face burnett. he owns them.

  510. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Sorry if Im annoying Trisha but I am just this huge Brett fan.

    And to be honest the reason I dont like MELKY is bcause I was at a game and Melky was in the batter box on deck and I asked for him to sign my ball and he didnt. Plus he is a bad base ball player.

  511. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    he is hitting .312 with a man on 1B only…..this could be good….right ??? ( snicker )

  512. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    “coachjay23 melky would of fell on his fat bum. How often does melky make athletic throws (or catches)like that?”

    This is really pathetic. I can only think this is an SWB fan who found the lohud blog and doesn’t know his butt from a hole in the ground about the Yankee players!

  513. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    uh, brettisg-d, players can’t sign balls when the game’s going on.

  514. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Brettisgod – I’m sorry but I have to ask why you are such a big Brett fan. What has he done to impress you that much?

    And by no means am I bashing him. I like the kid, but his avg is not what I would call “godly.”

  515. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    brett I can appreciate you being a huge fan. But to say Melky wasn’t a great defensive player for the Yankees is just not correct, is all. Look we all want Gardner to do a great job because it only helps the Yankees.

  516. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    well that screwed us…cuz A-Slob is now only hitting .147 with a runner on 2nd…..oh, well…NEXT !

  517. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Melky is not a bad baseball player…. He is very good defensively in center – he does NOT make anything look easy or even routine, but he does make the play. Offensively he’s struggled all year but I see him working out with A-Rod again this off-season and being strong for opening day

  518. greg August 15th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    brettisgood-
    Everytime you post, my dislike for Brett Gardner grows. Bring back Melky so I don’t have to hear this.

  519. daver August 15th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    choke rod k’s with risp.

  520. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    SEE !….Jeter is an IDIOT for stealing that base…right ? ;-)

  521. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    ” I think there have been examples of highly regarded GMs who never played the game. Theo in Boston, for instance, and he’s achieved a measure of success. Jon Daniels in Texas. Marc Shapiro in Cleveland …”

    joe from long island-

    i’m going to give a tongue in cheek answer that i tried on nick in sf last night, but i don’t think he thought it was funny.

    the new ivy league non player experience gm type like theo is so prevalent that they compete against other gms who never played the game either. so you really can’t tell how bad they are. but fans like them because they can identify with them. except for the ivy league part for most of us.

    the one guy who played a lot and who is also smart is billy beane and he seems to compete just fine with theo and cashman considering the limited financial resources he has.

    i was around the game just enough to be dangerous. just a bullpen catcher. no big deal.just a lot of work, but a good learning experience on how much i didn’t know.

  522. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    0-7 with RISP and it’s the third inning.

    That’s just painful.

  523. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I wont pretend to be an Arod lover but that was a 1 pitch RISP at abt.

  524. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 15th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Theres are 30 million wonder boy.

    Jesus, KC is shutting this team out. They just suck so bad.

    I never thought I would see a Yankees team quit on a season. But it has happened. Embarassing.

  525. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Well where do I begin?
    I like Brett because he is strong and I see him as the next A-rod to be honest. If not Arod then okay derek jeter. People love brett including me!

    Melky is horrible and stop trying to tell me otherwise. he is so so so bad! And if Melky wanted to sign my ball HE COULD OF!

  526. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    …make that 0-8.

  527. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    This is just sad

  528. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    RISP a mighty crisp 0-7, through 3 innings against KC…Pack it in dudes….you really stink !

  529. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    the one guy who played a lot and who is also smart is billy beane

    Not true at all.

  530. Neil August 15th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Why does Jason Giambi bat 5th?

    He has already stranded three runners and is 0 for 2. Nady will just come up next at bat and get a hit with no one on, like he always does because Giambi ends every inning.

  531. Mark August 15th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Once again Alex is clutch. How does he do it ?

  532. Timmy Lupus August 15th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    There is no way this Brettisgod clown actually believes this crap he’s spewing. He’s just saying this nonsense to get a rise out of people, and it’s working. Just ignore it.

  533. daver August 15th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I can’t wait Giambi to be gone after this season. He stinks. Pathetic. $23 million. That’s two times he’s stranded runners in scoring positions.

  534. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Girardi should make these guys take extra BP every day, mandatory, not voluntary. And he should make every single guy in that lineup stand at the plate and bunt for an hour. They he should make them all hit balls to the outfield for an hour. Then they should have a session where they all have to take notes, and someone should tell them the situations where they need to hit the ball to the outfield (the basic runner on 3rd, less than 2 out yada yada yada…)

    Is it necessary for every Yankee player to swing for the fences? Just curious.

  535. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 15th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Wow…. 0-8 with RISP.

    What a great team.

    Ok, so who thinks the Yankees will win 85 games?

    More than 85?

    just sad sad sad sad sad time to be a Yankee fan.

    And for all of you who screamed at everyone back in April, May, June, about this teams bad hitting and kept saying they would catch fire… I guess getting 3 hit by Gil Meche is an explosion.

  536. Terry from New Hampshire August 15th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Gil Meche has 6 strikeouts in 3 innings.. Unfreakin-believable! Arod and the whole bunch cannot hit for the life of them when it is really needed. Nolan “Meche” Ryan tonight against the Yanks.

  537. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Yea, I kinda got that now Timmy. The next A-Rod eh?

  538. daver August 15th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    This team does not want to step up????????????????????

  539. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Timmy Lupus,

    Amen, was thinking the same thing but decided not to feed the troll.

  540. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Bretisgod – before i respond.. how old are u?

  541. Mattingly's Bat August 15th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    The 3-2 curveball to A-Rod is why Giambi can’t be hitting behind him. If Meche didn’t get it over for a strike, he didn’t care.

  542. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    I promise you that I am a genuine Brett fan. I promise that h is better then Melky. And you know what? Most people agree with that. The Yankees front office did and thats why your friend Melky got the boot!

  543. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Yankees suck so bad this year, never thought i would see the day i rather watch the Damn Mets! this is depressing

  544. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I think Joe needs to hold BP with guys on second and third. Maybe it can trick the guys into hitting with RISP during an actual game. Either that or they will just all shut down during BP.

  545. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    You know some posters got to the point of saying they absolutely didn’t care anymore about the Yankee’s season, that’s how disgusted they were. And I wondered if it were possible to get to that point since it really does make your life a lot easier if you deal with it that way.

    Tonight’s game might do it for me. I’m not saying I won’t continue to root for the team, follow the team, try hard to believe in the team, etc. But I think that I will no longer lose sleep over Yankee losses. I will be nothing but happy to get there, believe me. If they pull out a win tonight, then all bets are off of course.

    :D

  546. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    What amazes me is how many baserunners we actually have on a consistent basis. I wonder how many men we have left on base compared to other teams. Is there a record of that without going back game by game?

  547. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I would turn to watch the Olympics now but one thing I hate more than a brutal Yankee game is beach volleyball…ugh!

  548. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    lol beach volley ball.. i guess i will watch that then..

  549. Travis August 15th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Meanwhile, the banged up Rays are taking care of business in Texas where the Yankees weren’t able to do so on the recent horrific road trip which is now extended to home games.

  550. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    it’s only 1-0 guys. 41 games left.

  551. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    What about

    Giambi 3rd
    Arod 4th
    Abreau 5th
    nady 6th

    Giambi and arod should see better pitches

  552. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Scorp I’ll let you know when beach volleyball is over. I have the Olympics on television and the Y game on the internet.

  553. Let's Speak To Cubs Fans How To Put Up With This August 15th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    It’s a new thing, rooting for scalawags. We need to learn to love ‘em though they suck.

  554. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Girardis Yankees

    1st and 3nd no outs, a 157 hitter who can bunt, with great speed is coming up. Girardi lets him swing….and…he whiffs on a pitch out of the strike zone.
    Then becuase he ALLOWS certain major league pitchers, even mediocre ones, decide who can catch, so we have another automatic out following Gardner.

  555. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Seems like the All star game will be the best thing to Yankee stadium in 08.. i was hoping the WS would be a better ending..

  556. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Get to work bats and by work I mean score a run or 2

  557. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Yankees suck so bad this year, never thought i would see the day i rather watch the Damn Mets! this is depressing

    no one’s keeping you here

  558. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    “it’s only 1-0 guys. 41 games left.”

    kidjock I don’t think that’s the frustration. It is beyond amazing seeing these guy strand runners. It shocks the senses dammit! It is JUST NOT RIGHT. You’d think you were watching a special olympics team. And please I mean no offense by that. I think the special olympics team would probably be more effective. These Yankees are just plum ridiculous.

  559. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Thx, Trish! I’m waiting for Phelps, he has a race today I think.

  560. george August 15th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    the P.C. Richard jingle after every K is obnoxious. i hope someone organizes a Yankee fan P.C. Richard boycott.

    maybe that jingle’s been jinxing the Yanks so far in 2008. we need to expiate the baseball gods by getting rid of it and also human-sacrificing Randy Levine.

  561. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Bobby Sucks when is his contract up? i would love to see Nady in right and Manny in Left next year.. at least we will have someone that will hit when the game is on the line.. i would even let him keep his dreds

  562. daver August 15th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    “What about

    Giambi 3rd
    Arod 4th
    Abreau 5th
    nady 6th

    Giambi and arod should see better pitches”

    That would be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic at this point. :-)

  563. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Just saw a commercial with that Josh Grobin song with the line “you raise me up, so I can stand on mountains…” I know you have heard it.

    Anyways, all I can picture is Cano driving Melky to the train station before the game while listening to that song and bawling their eyes out.

  564. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Nady please dont steal! No wild pitches No balks

  565. Crosetti August 15th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    This 2008 NYY team has ERECTYLE DISFUNCTION with RISP…

  566. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    hey Brandon crazy part i rather BLog with the rest of you cause i already turn that off.. maybe they will win if i stop watching..

  567. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Bobby is having the best year on the team other than Arod. If everyone was hitting what Bobby is hitting, and driving in as many runs, we`d be ok

  568. Timmy Lupus August 15th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    It’s really baffling how these vets with so much experience turn into complete rookies at the plate with RISP. All trying to hit the big 10 run homer. If they could just relax, and realize they’ve all been there, and done that they might actually be able to string together a decent inning.

  569. Eddie in Yonkers August 15th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I never thought I’d say I can’t wait for Sunday, September 28th when this nightmare of a season finally ends.

  570. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Scorp he does. I’ll give you a heads up as soon as I see the Olympic pool! (I have the sound off. Watching beach volleyball is really not my idea of a good time.)

  571. AD August 15th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    With the way the Yankees offense sputters, you can guarantee Manny will be a Yankee next year. He’ll be even more motivated to pound the Red Sox. Book it.

    Manny a Yankee in 2009! We can make it happen!

  572. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    It’s frustrating to watch this team, but unless they are mathematically eliminated from contention, I will continue to watch every game.

    Have some faith.

    Wish the guys in pinstripes would have some in themselves as well.

  573. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I am ready too to jump off the cliff. I still cannot fathom how this team just cannot hit w RISP. But they are still battling, so I will still be there. Maybe this audacity of hope thing Obama is shilling works in baseball.

  574. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Here is how we stack up agains Tampa and Boston,,,,with a Texas being the measuring stick….

    TB vs Texas…..4-2, fixin’ to be 5-2
    BOS vs Texas….7-0 !!!
    NYY vs Texas….3-4
    .
    Can YOU say Texas Toast ???

  575. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    JR Yankees -

    :lol:

  576. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    hey Brandon crazy part i rather BLog with the rest of you cause i already turn that off.. maybe they will win if i stop watching..

    eh…

  577. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    “That would be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic at this point. ”

    Good point.

    well played Daver.

  578. randy l. August 15th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    “the one guy who played a lot and who is also smart is billy beane
    Not true at all.”

    how so?

  579. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    hey AD we dont just need manny, i would love CC and Mark Tex.. we have alot of money free after Jason is gone andy can go i am still wondering abt old man Moose..

  580. Mattingly's Bat August 15th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    They need Matsui back.
    1 Damon
    2 Jeter
    3 Abreu
    4 A-Rod
    5 Matsui
    6 Nady
    7 Giambi
    8 Molina
    9 Gardner

  581. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    who is the other young kid that came up? ransom? put him in i am finish with Cano.. very over rated…

  582. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    :(

  583. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    GIDP !!! Sweet !!!

  584. Neil August 15th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Robinson Cano swings at the first pitch no matter what it is. Then in this at bat, he swung at the second pitch that was about two inches off the ground. Then he has to fight to stay alive in the AB, only to roll one over and ground into a double play. You gotta love this team.

  585. daver August 15th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Maybe Cano should have been on the train to Scranton with his lil Amigo.

  586. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    And right after I say it, the Yankees’ best friend, the GIDP, shows up to dinenr.

  587. Neil August 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Brett Gardner

    6 Pitches

    6 Strikes

    0 for 2

    2 Ks

  588. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Looks like robbie is protesting the demotion of Melky by keeping the Yankees GIDP in tact.

  589. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Maybe Cano should have been on the train to Scranton with his lil Amigo.

    Agree.. lol

  590. j August 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    opposing pitchers probably now salviate when they see they see they are going to pitch against the yankees. this “offense” is pathetic.

  591. lil' m August 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    The more things change . . .

  592. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    all that has changed w/ Melky and Brett is better defense and latino to white…this is some sad s*** :?

  593. Brian S August 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Cano Blow(s). I never understand so many Yankee fans who love this guy. .304 OB%? That’s beyond terrible. He swing at …ever….single…pitch. Frustrating! Can we trade him for a CF please?

  594. daver August 15th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    “They need Matsui back.
    1 Damon
    2 Jeter
    3 Abreu
    4 A-Rod
    5 Matsui
    6 Nady
    7 Giambi
    8 Molina
    9 Gardner”

    Who’s playing second base in your lineup, Mattingly?

  595. Neil August 15th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    This is the season right here.

    If you can’t beat the Kansas City Royals (1-8 in last 9 games) at Yankee Stadium with your back against the wall in the division and wild card with Andy Pettitte on the mound, then you are not going to play .667 ball the rest of the way and contend. I have remained positive and kept believing that the season would turn around during this disgusting slide, but this is it right here. Five innings to get it going, or it’s over.

  596. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    ok i am abt to go see some naked women swing on a pole.. enjoy blogging guys talk you yall on monday.. try and keep your head up.. we will all continue being depressed on Monday..

  597. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    are you flippin’ kidding me ?….Gardner is SO overmatched….does he even LOOK like he can hit a pitch ? Did I see that right ? he has seen exactly 6 pitches and they are all strikes and he is a perfect 2 for 2 striking out tonight ?….what a frickin’ joke !

  598. YanksFanMan (2009 Farnsworth return at reduced price!) August 15th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I guess the offensive choice between Melky and Gardner is would you rather have a groundout on 2 pitches or a strikeout on 3?

  599. Crosetti August 15th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Four innings without a hit to make a run. I´m convinced: This 2008 NYY team has ERECTYLE DISFUNCTION with RISP…

  600. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Who’s playing second base in your lineup, Mattingly?

    who cares put Damon there.. lol

  601. wink August 15th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    It is all very clear….cano is so much better than pedroia…lol

  602. Zooboy August 15th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    “ok i am abt to go see some naked women swing on a pole.. ”

    Give Melky our regards.

  603. Mattingly's Bat August 15th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    oops too many OF and missing a 2B

    6 Nady
    7 Cano
    8 Giambi
    9 Molina

  604. j August 15th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    when the royals get a sac fly, you know you are in trouble. and when a guy who was 0-30 gets a hit, thats just shameful

  605. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    If I’m Pettitte I leave dirty socks in the Yankees position players locker.

  606. Neil August 15th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Hey John, you’re 0 for 30? That’s alright come play the Yankees where opposing bad streaks turn good.

  607. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    swimming on!

  608. Marc from Portland Maine August 15th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    If you look at the pitches for Cano and Gardiner you’ll see all first pitches were strikes. Cano put up a good bat until he did his usual dp.

    Brett needs some major league experience. It’s too bad it’s gonna cost us now though. It’d be nice if he had a team to back him up.

  609. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    See here’s the killer. Our starting pitchers for the most part have done their part to keep the team in the game.

    Poor Andy. Has to pitch to a 1-0 score knowing that to give up another run probably means the game for sure.

    Paw-thetic. Truly.

  610. Ah Please Help me Yankee gods August 15th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    wow they even talking abt China and the games.. lol

  611. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Scorp – women’s swimming being shown now.

  612. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    ok…THIS is the inning that we go down at least 2-0…the MIGHTY ROYALS are in town and the puny spankees have NO ANSWER for their awesomeness…. :-(

  613. matt August 15th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    zooboy

    hahahahahahahaha

  614. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    That will change Neil. You will be eating crow.

    How fitting that that guy broke a 0-30 slump against the yanks

  615. nyyfaninlaaland August 15th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    What is everyone thinking about Nady? Extend him? He’s year 3 arb eligible, at 3.35 mil now.

    Do you go 3 years or more with him?

    One thing that’s been Meche’s Achilles heel we’re seeing again tonight – he just struggles to be pitch efficient. But that was a good signng by KC -he’s not worth the money perhaps, but it sent a message that they were trying to move forward. Gotta agree with Trisha on that.

    Sure hope Gardner can get past this – he just seems a bit overpowered.

  616. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    So Cano took Jeter’s advice to heart, huh?

    —> GIDP

  617. daver August 15th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Maybe Willie Randolph can play second base for us?

  618. stuart August 15th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    the team is as inspiring as the crowd..

    WOW the day off really energized the offense..

    Garder 2 K’s on 6 pitch’s so far tonight.

    Giambi and Arod doing there thing.. the only good news is Meche has 80 pitches thrown…

  619. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I’d give anything to have Pedroia in this lineup. He seems to hit everything and his energy would be refreshing.

  620. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Randy l.

    The smart part I agree with but he had about 300 at bats over 6 years. I wouldn’t consider that playing a lot. Unless you’re a pitcher. He had a promising college career and was a 1st round draft pick but never delivered. He says that he served as his own cautionary tale when he chooses draft picks. Moneyball is a pretty good read if you haven’t read it.

  621. They shoot horses don't they? August 15th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Upton was less than enthusiastic about running to first last inning in Texas. He was replaced in CF by Ruggiano by Maddon.

    You think he would have learned his lesson when he was benched for lack of hustle last week.

    You got to give Maddon credit. He’s in a pennant race but he still wants the game played the right way.

    Perhaps Girardi could take a clue in dealing with Cano???

  622. stuart August 15th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Cano almost ran full speed down to 1st.. He is like Pete Rose..

    Pettitte trying to be to smart throw the damn ball over the plate. if the yanks cannot score 3 runs screw them….

  623. Eric August 15th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Can someone please explain to me how a team with so much talent can be so terrible? I just don’t understand… 0 for 8 with RISP in the first 3 innings… GIDP in the 4th… I just don’t get it. I honestly don’t think this team could play any worse even if they tried.

  624. j August 15th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    look a bunt! where was that when we had a chance.

  625. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Look at that Yankees – two guys on, no outs. And the Royals lay down a BUNT. Now just watch for the sac fly.

  626. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    You know some fans at that stadium just boo’d Pettitte for walking German, the way this frickin offense scores why don’t they get boo’d … Pettitte is doing his best to keep it 1-0 unfortunately for Andy we can’t score a damn run :evil:

  627. nyyfaninlaaland August 15th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    And for those hoping for better things, Melancon just blew a save in Scranton.

  628. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    back to beach volleyball

  629. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Phelps on

  630. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Phelps about to swim

  631. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Phelps is on! (Are we allowed to talk about results?)

  632. daver August 15th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    This is going to be Andy’s infamous blow up inning where he let’s the game get out of hand..I can feel it coming.

    Cue up the end of game quotes from him: “I let the team down. We needed to win this game and I just didn’t get it done.”

  633. Giambi's Golden Thong August 15th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    You guys hear that?!

    Thats the sound of the final nail going into the yankees pathetic season.

  634. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    CUBS WIN…CUBS WIN…CUBS WIN…..Down 5-3 in the 9th…have some scrub come up and hit a 3 run dinger to take the lead 6-5, and their closer comes in and does the job, striking out the last hitter and they win yet another game on the road ! ( just in case you all want to hear about a REAL team….which is SO sad….the CUBS make the Yankees look like a frickin’ Little League team……THE CUBS !!!!!!!!!!!! )

  635. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    SCORP – PHELPS IS ON

  636. Astorian August 15th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    “kidjock
    August 15th, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    swimming on!”

    This is the only useful post that’s been made on this forum in months…

  637. Trevor August 15th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    If they can’t beat the Royals they don’t deserve to make the playoffs.

  638. j August 15th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    and there goes the game.

  639. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    thx again trish…go michael!

  640. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    “Melancon just blew a save in Scranton.”

    He’s making the mental adjustment to come up to the big club.

  641. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Check you guys out tomorrow. I’m going to enjoy the Olympics tonight.

    TRY TO – GO YANKEES!!!

  642. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    This game is scary

    Back to the Olympics

  643. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 15th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Nice.. Pettitte just sucks.

    This team is disgraceful. They should be soooooooo happy with their play.

    Yankees are going to get swept by the royals.

    I have not seen a sitcom this funny in a long time.

  644. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    How is a guy supposed to hit into a DP when the ball is up in the zone?

  645. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Josh – I don’t think people want you to discuss olympic results only because some people are on the west coast.

  646. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I have never watched Phelps before, I will watch him now

  647. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    yes, idiot girardi,,,that intentional pass worked SO well the last time….let’s LATHER, RINSE, REPEAT….5-0 is just ONE SWING AWAY, FOLKS…..and THAT….is ALL she wrote ! :-(

  648. stuart August 15th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    when your team stinks what ever the manager does never works. bunt, no bunt, walk etc..

    this team is hard to watch… no energy, no big hits almost ever….

  649. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    notice the worst team in baseball right now the Royals, bunt with first and second and nobody out, WITH a player whose average is three times higher than Gardner

  650. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    HE DID IT!

  651. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    GOT HIM!

  652. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    omg that was cool! swimming is more exciting then I thought

  653. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Holy crap

  654. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Wow, that was awesome.

  655. CT August 15th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    The stadium has never sounded so quiet in the past decade or so.

  656. stuart August 15th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Eric they use to be talented..

    the key is use to be.. this team is just not that good, that is the bottom line.

    Gimabi- done, washed up.

    abrue– soft as can be

    arod- unclutch

    jeter – fading

    cano– moron and does not hustle.

    that tells you all you need to know on this mess….

  657. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    So much for not discussing results.

    I’m kinda shaking right now, WOW.

  658. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    3-0, 5-0, what the HELL does is matter anyway…we are about to be shut out AT HOME by the Royals, en route to dropping THREE STRAIGHT at HOME, then they get to go on another Road trip where they can maybe win 1 outta every 3 or 4 games they play…..2008 is OVER….good night…and have fun with THIS CRAPOLA TEAM, y’all !

  659. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    phelps is INCREDIBLE!!

  660. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    now THAT will fire up the team to go at least 0-2 with RISP next inning, huh ???

  661. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Nice, Andy! We’re not dead yet.

    And this is clearly no place to be if you don’t want the Olympics to be spoiled.

  662. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Pettitte got out of that jam. There is still hope. Only down by 3.

  663. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    we need runs..
    So basically, we need a miracle

  664. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    3-0 you might as well tell them they are down 20-0 the game is over.

  665. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    i wonder what happened while I was watching swimming

  666. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Josh, well you and I at least honored the wishes of the west coast posters…

    :)

  667. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    This RISP funk is baffling and frustrating. May as well watch the Olympics, instead of DVR-ing them. :(

  668. Mattingly's Bat August 15th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Nick

    The Phelps race is worth the watch even knowing the results. It was an amazing race.

  669. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! August 15th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Good! Now, let’s turn this thing around!

    I refuse to believe this team is not talented…no way that’s true…

    They’re underperforming at this point, to say the least, but not talented? I’ll say it again, I refuse to believe that…

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  670. I hope Gerrit Cole's arm falls off!!! August 15th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    WOW another gold for M.P

  671. Rubin August 15th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Pete, any news on Bleich?

  672. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    What would be the bigger accomplishment tonight?

    Phelps tying Spitz’s record or

    Yanks get 1 hit with a RISP ?

  673. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    yes, it is always wise to have the Fat Boy Strike Out machine in your lineup and bench I-Rod….it seems to always work out for the best….

  674. Eric August 15th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Stuart tell me about it… I have been waiting for them to break up this offense since they lost to Detroit in 2006. They kill terrible pitchers in the regular season and then get shut down in the playoffs, same thing every year…

  675. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Rubin, I believe that Pete is off for the weekend.

  676. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    0-9 with RISP.

    Can we send the entire team down to Scranton?

  677. Mattingly's Bat August 15th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Yeah- a run.

  678. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Everytime we need a hit you know a pop up or a strikeout is coming.

  679. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Oops…Gameday said he struck out….ok…change gears…. WAY TO GO, FAT BOY….now PITCH A FRICKIN’ TENT ON THAT BASE and ORDER YOU ANOTHER BURGER, because you are going NOWHERE, SON !

  680. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Possibly not, Nick.

    Was that a ball in the outfield with a RISP? My eyes must be deceiving me.

  681. Zooboy August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    A pulse!

  682. Whiff (Cano's bat) August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    0-9 .. be consistent boys … go for double digits.

    girardi looks like he is going to have an anyerism.

  683. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    the curse has been broken!!!!!
    a yankee hit with RISP!!!

  684. Giambi's Golden Thong August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    all they need is one more run to meet their 2 run quota then they can pack it in!

  685. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    This team is looking energized (at least for now)

  686. Johnathan August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    3-4-5 Hitters are terrible.. its not surprising they cant score any runs

  687. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    quick someone tell me what that stick thingy is next to NYY on my screen ?

  688. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    The Yankees are going to win, Phelps won…. now if only someone buys my iPhone on eBay for a good amount of money it’ll be a great day!! lol

  689. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    God bless Jose Molina.

    Jeter seems to come alive when the chips are REALLY down. I guess he needs the big challenge to get excited.

  690. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    So now 1-10 with RISP.

    Lets keep up the good work!

  691. Bronx Jeers August 15th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    When Phelps was losing that race I actually started to believe we were jinxing him with the old Yankee Mojo.

    Whoa nellie… what was that?

  692. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    At least one Yankee is awake! Clearly Jeter got a FrappeRISPy to go at the Austin Starbucks.

    (and I wasn’t going out of my way not to hear about the Olympics, I’d have to turn off the computer to do it — no worries, I’ll watch it later)

  693. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! August 15th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    That’s it! Win this game!

    …let’s turn this season around right here!

    No more excuses…these are the Royals for crying out loud!

    Defeat them now!

    Let’s Go Yanks!

  694. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Call the Vatican-we witnessed a miracle!
    They scored a run

  695. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Does somebody know what’s our record in series’ openers this season? It feels like we lose every single first game of a series.

  696. j August 15th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    lol yes though it was gone

  697. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Interesting camera work there.

  698. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ?….Don’t the Yankees know that if they score too many runs, they may actually beat the MIGHTY ROYALS ?…then what ?…..people will think that they actually have some talent….then they will be expected to beat other teams…..like the Orioles and maybe a team that COULD get into the playoffs….then what ?….they would be expected to PERFORM for their money, instead of just getting out there and supposedly “doing their best”…don’t they know how dangerous scoring runs actually is ? Girardi needs to bench FAT BOY and JETER,,,right now !…..they are screwing up the “curve”….

  699. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Right down the middle, you need to put that ball in the new stadium Bobby, that’s just not good enough.

  700. Timmy Lupus August 15th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    “Just missed it”. That phrase sums up the entire Yankee season to this point. :(

  701. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    good spot for A-Rod…hits .312 this year with the duck on the pond….what can you do, BOY ?…someone tell Jeter if he steals 2nd, he is going down to the minors with Melky….

  702. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I really do admire those of you who can sit through all of these games.

    I’m to the point I can only do an inning or two before I can’t take anymore of the same old crap.

  703. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    there ya go, Alex….put those fans back in their seats, son.

  704. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    quick observation ….maybe Alex should swing w/ 2 hands instead of one. That is all.

  705. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Then why are you here, Bob? lol

    Seems a bit masochistic.

  706. j August 15th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    why didnt arod run for that pop-up. they are mailing this one in.

  707. Yoyo Ma August 15th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    “I’m to the point I can only do an inning or two before I can’t take anymore of the same old crap.”

    Bob – no offense – can we make those the 1st and 2nd inning?

  708. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Seems like Alex has always swung like that, hasn’t he.

    I’d always wondered how he could generate such power despite doing that.

  709. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Ahh Ross Gload, another one of those crappy hitters who kills the Yankees. Good times..

  710. Pepitone August 15th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Can Michael Phelps play 2nd base? Anybody? Anybody?

  711. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    damn that Gload

  712. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Leadoff double —> 5 pitch inning?

    Maybe it’s all turning around.

  713. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    August 15th, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    Girardi when asked about Gardner not bunting: ” I liked Gardners numbers (0 for 0) against Meche. ”

    Awesome now we can watch outtakes of the edge commercials. Are they serious?

    LOOOOOOVE this post.

  714. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, getting a run on the board energized Andy!

    :)

  715. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Seems like Alex has always swung like that, hasn’t he.

    I’d always wondered how he could generate such power despite doing that.

    It really makes me wonder if he’s at the point of his career where he has to do that. Lets be honest here the one handed thing is all about full extension but he’s starting to pull off like crazy and he is not staying level, when a big guy can’t stay level he’s an auto out.

  716. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Alright, let’s see if they can score another run.

  717. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    ok since the Phelps results have already been revealed. sorry, west coasters…i have to ask, how the heck did he win it? Crockers hands were on wall before Phelps even came up. a little suspicious if you ask me.

  718. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    “Alright, let’s see if they can score another run.”
    .
    you mean, this weekend,,,right ?

  719. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I think maybe the hand has to touch the top, the other guy was still underwater

  720. dennis August 15th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    trisha – when you get a chance, go to the sox and pinstripe website and read jeff louderbacks article about this years yankee season. let me know what you think? it reminded me of you and how a REAL fan should react to a tough sseason.

  721. Giambi's Golden Thong August 15th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys….whatta ya got ???
    August 15th, 2008 at 10:34 pm
    “Alright, let’s see if they can score another run.”
    .
    you mean, this weekend,,,right ?

    he probably meant this season

  722. TKinDC August 15th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    The Big G’s days are coming to a close – God’s Speed Big G!

    (and don’t come back!)

  723. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Superman ain’t got sh** on Gil Meche :)

  724. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    “Crockers hands were on wall before Phelps even came up. a little suspicious if you ask me.”

    Crocker wasn’t even the guy who was right with Phelps at the end.

    Anyway, it was ONE one hundredth of a second. You can’t see that.

  725. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Dont worry Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys….whatta ya got ???. As long as Brett continues to get on base and steal. Damon and Jeter will be able to bat him in. Not so sue about Molina

  726. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    you mean, this weekend,,,right ?

    hahaha…oy

  727. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I HATE how Cano always smirks when he gets a hit.

  728. Pepitone August 15th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Dang nab it, Scorpio, I haven’t seen it yet, dang nab it all. :)

  729. donnie August 15th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    manny is sick of the fishbowl. he loves laid back l.a.

  730. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Gardner looks too little for his bat.

  731. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Serbia protesting now

  732. Evil Empire August 15th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    i think whats wrong with this team is michael kay

  733. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    go back and look at the underwater shot. It shows the whole thing.

  734. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Brett right now reminds me of the lotto commercial where the guy buys his own baseball team and plays on it.

  735. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Was is Cavic? Sorry, got the wrong guy…I guess the camera angle was coming off the side of Cavic (or whoever it was)so it seemed like his hands were there WAY before Phelps. But hey, I’m happy for the kid.

  736. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    dennis – thanks and I will do it and tell you what I think.

  737. Pepitone August 15th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Gardner must think he’s still playing Legion ball.

  738. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Bad break :(

  739. Trevor August 15th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    At least Gardner made contact this time.

  740. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Yeah Cano should stop smiling everytime he gets a hit

  741. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Holy crap, the Rays were no-hitting Texas into the 6th. Texas only has two hits through 7+ innings.

  742. mell hall's batting stance August 15th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    gardner needs to bunt or something, anything, swinging isn’t his game. good god that was bad.

  743. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    He clearly didn’t

  744. greg August 15th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Be quiet, Josh. People will find anything to complain about. Smiling at a hit? He has every right, it shows his enthusiasm at playing well.

  745. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Serbia protesting??

  746. Aaron August 15th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I dont know about you guys,but im so happy we brought up Gardner.. what a spark plug,lol.
    he sucks

  747. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Bleich has signed according to pinstripes plus, i dont have a subscription so i dont know the details but thats according to people from nyyfans.com

  748. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Gardner hitting a full .145 now…SO SUPER SWEET !

  749. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Sore losers

  750. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Holy crap, the Rays were no-hitting Texas into the 6th. Texas only has two hits through 7+ innings.

    Yep. It was a minor miracle we took 2 of 4 down there, then Bosotn steamrolls them and TB is tonight.

    Tells you everything you need to know about this pathetic Yanks team.

  751. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I say F it let Jose Veras swing for Giambi w/ RISP he can’t do worse

  752. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Score some damn runs

  753. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Another quality start, another loss most likely.

  754. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    How does a protest in the Olympics work? Does a man in a zebra shirt have a minute and a half to let us know?? I didn’t see a red flag

  755. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Aaron, you know nothing. Brett is loved by every single yankee posibly even Cano. His excitement is contagious and the team plays better when he is here. Someone posted stats about how much better the record is when gardner is here.

    He already made two amazing plays in the field, what do you want from the man?!?

  756. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    How can you protest when an electronic machine gives the results to the millisecond and has been used for every single swimming race in the Olympics?

    If they overturned this it would mean every close race is for naught because the machine doesn’t work…

  757. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    brettisgod – a hit… i would like a hit from Brett

    you didn’t answer my question before, just our of curiosity how old are you?

  758. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Brandon, rewind to the underwater shot, it was a fraction of a second.

  759. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Damn

  760. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Serbia is being sore losers, there protest will be unsuccessful.

  761. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    DFox – Exactly. There was one race where there was a TIE for the bronze. If there can be a tie, then there most certainly be a win like this.

  762. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Remember when we bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade?

    They should protest that too.

  763. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Chinese Water Torture can’t be any worse than watching this ofense.

  764. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    And the protest has just been turned down.

    Incredible. 7 gold medals.

  765. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    The Serbia protest denied.

  766. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I gotta agree with you DFox, if they trust the machine then they have to trust the machine – it’s not like Michael Phelps’ mom and sisters were at the side of the pool and decided he won lol

  767. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    My age is NOT relevant! Its been one game JoeT. ONE GAME! Melky had his chances now get off of his bandwagon and join the Brett one.

  768. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    so at what point does a “loved” MLB hitter with an average down to …say… .100 stop being so “loved”….what a bunch of crap, dude….. We love you, man….now go out there and look like you don’t have a frickin’ CLUE at the plate…but WE LOVE YOU, MAN !

  769. Aaron August 15th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    ure an idiot.. you doin’t know anything.. He didn’t make AMAZING plays tonight.lol. melky could’ve made both of them.. live on ure fantasy

  770. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    brettisgod, do you like the Jonas Brothers too?

  771. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    since his age is not relevant….he is 9 years old…

  772. Pepitone August 15th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    “My age is NOT relevant!”

    That’s because “he” is really a she. She is 14 and has a huge megalopolis crush on Brett.

  773. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Dammit….RISP with the heart of our choker lineup coming up…we are DOOMED ! :-(

  774. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Christian Garcia
    5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K’s
    GO/AO 5-2

    Wilkins De La Rosa
    6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K’s
    GO/AO 4-5

    P.S. GIDP by Abreu here watch … if not GO by Alex after Abreu pops out.

  775. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    why do i think its gonna come down to arod again this inning??

  776. Zooboy August 15th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    How was Damon not going there with all the GIDP this year?

  777. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Brettisgod – I am NOT on the Melky bandwagon.. not at all. He will be better next year, but he is WAY ahead of Gardner right now. In the end Gardner might be WAY ahead of Melky, but right now that’s not the case.

    Defensively Gardner has played pretty well today, but nothing that Melky can’t do. Offensively he didn’t do anything at all productive today or last time when he was up (except for beating the red sox with a big hit). Brett has good tools, he can possibly be a very good major league player, but he’s not right now.

    And the reason I asked how old you are is because of the Melky ball signing thing – I like to have an idea of the approximate age of someone before I say something, you sound like you’re pretty young so I’ll leave it alone but I was just curious

  778. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    I’m also not a pedophile so no I dont like the Jonas Brothers,

    You are diverting the subject because I am right. After a few years with Brett as your centerfielder, you will be eating your words. You will regret doubting his talent.

    By next year I am willing to bet that Melky wil be back in Puerto Rico OR playing with the Nationals. I really think Brett will be the face of this franchise in years t come like Derek Jeter is. He is a good looking guy too.

  779. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    YIKES…a KC pitcher with an ERA under 3.00….we are SO DONE !

  780. AD August 15th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Why do I have a feeling this is going to be up to A-rod?

  781. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Good news. Tampa is about to win again!

  782. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    I read that article on Sox and Pinstripes, I agree that a real fan keeps watching regardless of how the season is going. In fairness, everyone reading this is obviously the good type of fan, we’re all still here. I am a bit offended being lectured to by a Sox fan though, telling us how we need to root, it’s pretty obnoxious. So I have mixed feelings about it.

    Anyway, let’s get this comeback started already.

  783. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    dude…nobody that hits under .150 consistently is the Yankees CF….NOBODY !…Got it, Schmenkman ???

  784. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    that a boy Bobby!!

    RESIGN BOBBY!!

  785. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    what a squiggly thingy next to the NYY boxscore ?

  786. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    2 runners on base…1 out…

    will our 3,4, and 5 hitters get it done?

  787. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    You earn the right to call yourself a fan by remaining loyal, game after game and year after year, regardless of where your team is in the standings.

    Dennis, I think his article was great. As schmaltzy as this may sound, I think you have really earned your stripes as a fan when no matter what your team does, you are still right there loving them unconditionally and rooting them on.

    Thank you for referring me to that article. It was a wonderful read!

  788. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    and its arod time again

  789. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    GIDP ?

  790. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    A-Rod will go yard to left-center – over the net

  791. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    what does it mean when a run scores on a base hit?

  792. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    PLEASE – you know the man on third thing and all.

    JUST GET HIM HOME DAMMIT!

  793. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    ok I was wrong but good enough

  794. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Great job yanks, tying it up!

    I am not gay by the way

  795. Trevor August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Finally a sac fly.

  796. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Sac fly. FINALLY!

    LOL =)

  797. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    WTF a sac fly !!!

  798. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Alex just had a clutch sac fly!

  799. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    sac fly alex…that will work here. get the run in from 3rd…

    no K, no pop-up, no gidp…

  800. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    hahahahhaha, brettisgod, I was just teasing. Brett is lucky to have a loyal fan such as yourself and I hope he can get a hit someday to justify your faith.

    Hey Arod! Situational hitting! Tie game!

    What team am I watching??

  801. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Who are these guys getting runners in from 2nd and 3rd?

  802. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Tied game people. We have a chance

  803. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    The $300M Sac Fly.

  804. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    there you go alex!

  805. Timmy Lupus August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    A Sac Fly! It’s a miracle.

  806. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Wow!! That is amazing he got the ball out of the infield.

  807. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Hey this is when Arod is at his best. I don’t mean to down him but since he is always swinging for the fences, for once not having it go over isn’t terrib le…

  808. sw August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Woohoo! Alex hit a sac fly! Andy off the hook.

  809. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Hey this is when Arod is at his best. I don’t mean to down him but since he is always swinging for the fences, for once not having it go over isn’t terrible…

  810. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Yeah Arod, a sac fly. He didn’t try to do too much. How many is that this year?

  811. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Why is the ‘stache back? That thing is scary

  812. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Who are these Yankees?

  813. Bob(The Original) August 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    What was that?

    I just blacked out and thought I saw the Yanks score a few runs??????

    Tie game…..NO MO!!!!!!!!! lol

  814. Mattingly's Bat August 15th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    “The $300M Sac Fly.”

    And worth every penny of it tonight.

  815. Pepitone August 15th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    “He is a good looking guy too.”

    Like I said, “he” is a she. And she is hopelessly in love with Brett.

  816. Kevin (not that Kevin) Brown August 15th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Yeah, all you folks trashing A-Rod and saying let Abreu go – hello! And by the way, Abreu would be one of the more sought after free agents on the open market if the Yanks don’t sign him. And isn’t he still leading the team in RBIs?

  817. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    this should be nady!!!!!!

  818. larry August 15th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Sac fly? The blind squirrel has found an acorn.

  819. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Here’s the thing Brett, no one in their right mind thinks Brett is a God. Can he be a servicable 4th OF’er, yeah sure why not. Now Austin Jackson is someone blog faithful can get behind. Although I also doubt that he is a God. Other than that you make a good argument.

  820. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I still got to pick my jaw off the ground..mofo hit a sac fly, a sac fly…That’s the 2nd time this season he produced a good situational AB.

  821. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Bob you must have been dreaming of a red sox game.

  822. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    alright, good inning

  823. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks. I predict that Brett will win this game go figure

  824. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Got in just in time to see Alex hit the sac fly. Momentous. He didn’t want to get chewed out by Jeter. :)

  825. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    at least giambi was here to remind us they are the 08 yankees.

  826. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Can Girardi please bat Nady 5th and move Giambi down already!!! I am sick and tired of watching him make out after out. Then Nady leads off the next inning with a hit. Is Girardi still stuck in 2000 that Giambi still bats 5th??!!!

  827. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    and a tie game, just means that the bullpen can blow it for us….sweet !

  828. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! I dont think hes god but I think hes a Yankee god. Also thanks for the kind words. It is nice to talk with someone who shares my views and appreciates Bretts game.

  829. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Baseball America is reporting that the Yanks have signed Bleich.

  830. pat August 15th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    “He didn’t want to get chewed out by Jeter.”

    Jorge is in the house and he’s the designated chewer outer.

  831. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Captains Corner, can you for once say something even semi positive or ask a question in a non-damning way? It’s just that we have a pretty good vibe going now so we don’t need any real negative energy.

    Thanks!

  832. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Why would he let that roll? Butler is a slow runner…like Ortiz slow.

  833. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Why is Ramirez pitching in the 8th inning of a tied game?!! He should never be in a game that is tied or close by 2 runs. He stinks!!!

  834. larry August 15th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    And BTW, got the sac fly on the first pitch . As usual, though, not a peep out of his failure to “work the count”. That’s reserved only for when you don’t get the job done.

  835. mell hall's batting stance August 15th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    here comes kellerman’s boy to ruine the game for us.

  836. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    By the way, I was looking at Giambi’s stats: he is batting .119 in late innings in close games this year.

  837. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Oh brother.

  838. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    “Why is Ramirez pitching in the 8th inning of a tied game?!! He should never be in a game that is tied or close by 2 runs. He stinks!!!”

    That’s the spirit!

    :lol:

  839. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    In order- guys I want up in big spots
    Matsui
    Damon
    Jeter
    Abreu
    Nady
    Cano
    Giambi

    Arod
    Melky

  840. Pepitone August 15th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Let’s see…put in Edwar…add three hits and a home run…give up lead.

    OK I got it!

  841. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Here’s a question – would you rather lose or win in a walk-off HR by Brett (mind you, we would never hear the end of it from his number one fan).

  842. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    gee and I wonder if Edwar keeps throwing that changeup, will someone eventually knock the snot out of one for a multi-run DINGER ?…hmmm,,,I wonder…. :-(

  843. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Baseball America is reporting that the Yanks have signed Bleich.

    Good.

  844. Scorpio August 15th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    “Why would he let that roll? Butler is a slow runner…like Ortiz slow.”

    Exactly, A-rod just reversed all his good karma from his sac fly. Butler could’ve been an easy out. Dumb move, 3rd baseman!

  845. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Black Yankee:Where is gardner in your list?

  846. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Lets see. Win by our center fielder of the future or LOSE. What a hard decisoion.

    I would rather have Brett play awesome and us lose then Brett play bad and us win to be perfectly honest.

  847. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    No negative energy! Edwar has big ears!

  848. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Gload’s swing looks too comfy…

  849. larry August 15th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Tell that to all the people who think he’s such a heady player. And it’s not that I don’t think he’s reasonably heads up, but when I think of really smart players I think of what Jeter used to be. Most so few mental mistakes. Boy, has that changed. Sherman was talking about this yesterday and I agreed 100%.

  850. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    why didn’t Cano let that fly ball behind 2nd base drop to get the speedy Smith off the bases? It’s little things like that that make the difference between pennants and the second division…

  851. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    nice pitch, Edwar :-(

  852. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Bleich signed? Well slap a uniform on him and warm him up.

  853. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    bleich signed for 863k according to baseball america

  854. Someone Else August 15th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    “Captains Corner, can you for once say something even semi positive or ask a question in a non-damning way? It’s just that we have a pretty good vibe going now so we don’t need any real negative energy.

    Thanks!”

    Trisha, that’s like asking a fish to fly. Captain Complainer comes here for one reason, to whine.

  855. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I would rather have Brett play awesome and us lose then Brett play bad and us win to be perfectly honest.

    I’m sorry, but What???

    Brett can do a happy dance out there, winning games is the most important thing right now

  856. Zooboy August 15th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Phew! Yes!

  857. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Edwar Gonzalez hit 2 HR off of Adam Eaton in AA, Ehlers hit one too..Jesus went yard tonight.

  858. what? August 15th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Gardener? in my opinion he should not be on this team. He has great speed and a good arm and glove but he obviously cannot hit at this level yet. Perhaps he`ll come around, but for a team with a payroll of 200 mil, having a guy hitting 136 playing centerfield, (replacing a guy who hit 240) makes no sense. Its like putting a lawn mower engine in a Hummer.
    Makes no sense.
    If Gardner is there, and I have to place him, I put it behind Molina, as Gardner strikes out alot

  859. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    “Lets see. Win by our center fielder of the future or LOSE. What a hard decisoion.

    I would rather have Brett play awesome and us lose then Brett play bad and us win to be perfectly honest.

    Uh, wow.

    What we have here is not a Yankee fan at all but a Brett Gardner fan. Which is his right, of course.

  860. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    viktor the prediktor says, Yankees go o-3 RISP this inning,,,then bring in MO to pitch the night….he gives up a HR…then the Yankees for o-3 with RISP in the bottom of the 9th to lose the game…….sounds about right,,,,right ???

  861. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Mo in a tied game?!?!!!

  862. pat August 15th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    “I would rather have Brett play awesome and us lose then Brett play bad and us win to be perfectly honest.”

    That would make you a Brett fan and not a Yankee fan. Unless you are Brett’s mother or his agent, that is unacceptable.

  863. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    “Trisha, that’s like asking a fish to fly. Captain Complainer comes here for one reason, to whine.”

    He he he.

    :)

  864. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Um that question was not serious, of course winning is the most important thing. But you “would rather have Brett play awesome and us lose?” Umm ok then.

  865. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Clearly BisG is the most delusional poster on the Lohud blog tonight. But, thats only because its a pretty slow night here otherwise I’m sure somebody would be worse.

  866. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Im a Yankee fan and a Brett fan and a Melky hater.

  867. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    need to score here

    mos in for the 9th either way

  868. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Can people please stop griping about brettisgod?

    I think it’s pretty neat that Brett’s mom is visiting the blog!

  869. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    I also dislike Robinson Cano and I know I am not alone with these thoughts

  870. gayle August 15th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Michael Kay thanks for telling me that those games count. I didnt realize that all the games against the central during the regular seasn actually counted for some reason I thought they only counted for half a game.

  871. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    The Braves called up Mighty Matt DeSalvo today.

  872. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    oh god….

  873. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    How much you wanna bet Gardner gets on base here?

  874. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    For BRETTISGOD

    Gardner being the CF on this team is a joke. I think he can run, and field, but as of now he cannot hit ML pitching. Maybe he`ll come around. For a team with a 200 mil payroll to put a 136 hitter in CF is like putting a lawn mower engine in a Hummer. Its a joke, that he is on this team. And lets not forget he replaced a 240 hitter. I think a team with that kind of payroll should have more than that in a key position
    If I had to put Gardener in the key spot I`d assume he`d whiff, as he strikes out too much for a guy not hitting for power.

  875. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Here’s your chance Brett is god – I hope you’re right!!

  876. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    I love how Michael Kay keeps saying “Brett is our centerfielder” “Brett is the new centerielder” “Brett will be here for the forseeable future”

  877. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Cano always reaching for the freaking pitch. Why can’t he wait ’till they throw it in the strike zone, or close to it at least..

  878. Hughes Dynasty August 15th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Bleich will be a solid pitcher. He was a reach at 44 though. But I’m glad we are not signing Bittle, he was a reach as well and had shoulder problems. Take the pick next year and hope you can find someone better.

    Still a disappointing draft, IMO. It was the Gerrit Cole show, I don’t think they anticipated not signing him. Because even if the entire draft was disappointing, the headline of Cole was enough to get fans excited and make this draft a moderate success.

  879. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    if mo loses this one, call it a year and move on

  880. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    nevermind bleich signed for 700k, this from BA:

    “updating our last post, supplemental first-rounder Jeremy Bleich signed with the Yankees for $700,000, well below the estimated $863,000 slot value.”

  881. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    yo get him a lighter bat

  882. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    …We’re going to see Mo in a tie game again, aren’t we?

    This is like some weird S&M ritual.

  883. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    0-4 with 2 Ks,,,yes HE is the answer,,,,ID-GITT !

  884. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    After reviewing the play, the call on the field stands!!

    PHELPS WINS

  885. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    I vote Veras in the 9th.

  886. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Brett is just having a wonderful night. :roll:

  887. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    ok before you start saying brett stinks… at least brett makes contact. All Melky does is strike out. Thi is an upgrade offensively and defensivley.

  888. Vince Black (Yanks Fan in Chitown) August 15th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Brett may be the worst looking hitter I have seen at any level.

  889. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    i think bretts bat is just not quick enough to go the oppsitte way. he seems to get under pitches.

  890. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Get Justin Christian in their dammit. Then let him steal every base, including home!

    By the way, Gardner has been PHENOMENAL. I am so happy we gave up Melky’s bat for his…

    :D

  891. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Kay says that to stir it up. He thinks its ridiculous too I`m sure,
    I mean who brings up a 143 hitter?
    The Yankees do.
    Oh, and Ransom?? hes hitting 255 but thats in AAA
    so that translates into 176?

  892. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    ut-oh…mo coming in with the game tied.

  893. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    “if mo loses this one, call it a year and move on”.
    .
    the proper word is WHEN….WHEN !…haven’t you been paying attention ???
    .
    :-(

  894. Kevin (not that Kevin) Brown August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Can we all please just say a collective prayer that Girardi doesn’t bring Mo in again in a tie game?

  895. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Mo in the 9th? Time to hold hands?

  896. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    He’s becoming rapidly one of my favorite pitching prospects

  897. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    here is mo. hold a scoreless inning.

  898. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Haha at least he makes contact? Doesn’t matter – in the end, it’s not a hit.

  899. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Gardner looks as strong as my 9 year old sister.

  900. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Tell Mo he’s in the save the frakin’ season.

  901. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Time to use the Farnsy procedures…

    Everyone hold on to the rails the rollercoast …I can’t believe I’m saying this… tie game Mo is about to pitch !!!

  902. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Gardner, the fastest automatic out!!!

  903. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    The Yankees should have bludgeoned these guys tonight, but of course they have to make a game of it against a garbage team. This is not a good sign that its tied in the 9th agianst a weak team on a bad losing streak

  904. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    “ok before you start saying brett stinks… at least brett makes contact. All Melky does is strike out. Thi is an upgrade offensively and defensivley.”

    You know I’m not a violent person but if I could find you I think I would break your jaw. Try shutting up because you are being obnoxious. For your information, pugnacious, Melky saved our bacon many times this season with his catches in center. So just shut up about Melky. He is not here so stop kicking him. It makes you a loser because it is not necessary to trash the guy.

    Thanks!

  905. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    mo has it tonight!

  906. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Upgrade offensively and defensively? really because brett is batting in the 130s, and has had one decent throw in center so that comment is baseless and erroneous

  907. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    hold on everybody bumpy rail ahead, HOLD TIGHT !

  908. Kevin (not that Kevin) Brown August 15th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Nick in SF, you’re a genius!

  909. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    well then your nine year old sister is on roids because look at brett muscles. I might even say he is the strongest guy on the team. The only guy who might be stronger then Brett is Arod

  910. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Good find there Brandon, kid looks pretty solid by the season numbers.

  911. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    By the way, Gardner should feel at home tonight, much of the Royals team is loaded with AAA and AAAA players, and hes not even as good as their guys

  912. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Wow, good numbers for De la Rosa. Keep us informed.

  913. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    WE STILL HAVE A COUPLE OF HARD TURNS TO MAKE !!!

  914. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    And so it begins.

  915. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Gardner is NOT better than Melky. He will be back soon, and you all will be begging for him after a couple weeks of watching gardner late on every pitch.

  916. Black Yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    mmmmmmm was that a 214 hitter?

  917. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Your right Trisha he is not here. I will try to stop telling the truth about Melky for the night. But just one thing, no one is debating the fact that Brett is better then Melky. I think you guys are just hard to please.

  918. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    well then your nine year old sister is on roids because look at brett muscles. I might even say he is the strongest guy on the team. The only guy who might be stronger then Brett is Arod

    Seriously, what’s the name of your dealer? Sounds like he/she has the good stuff.

  919. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    HOLD TIGHT PEOPLE DON’T LOOK DOWN !

  920. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Ay mi madre!!!

  921. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Here comes the meltdown. This is unbelievable.

  922. eric in australia August 15th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    let me get this straight. The great Esteban German of .218 avg doubles off Mo.

  923. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Not sure why but Mo isn’t really scaring me tonight…

  924. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I am actually scared to watch this!

  925. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Brett Gardner vs. Edwar Ramirez for the ultra light-weight championship of the Yankees

  926. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Sigh. So perplexing.

  927. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    does abreu believe in running for flyballs?

  928. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Brettisgod – I will debate that Melky is better than Brett.

  929. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    HOLD ON TIGHT DAMMIT !!!!!

  930. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    the great maier now gets a hit.

  931. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Ay pu….., mi madre!!!

  932. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I could do without the ballet of cano. What a show off

  933. Where is Mo??!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Look Mo in a tied game has arrived…

  934. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    sterling just: the winning run on 3rd

  935. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    ok Double play here!!

    Great play by Cano to keep that in the infield

  936. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Yeah, stop picking on Melky when he isn’t here to defend himself!

    And while you’re at it, leave Britney alone too!

  937. Rishi August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    good lord MO – WHAT THE HECK IS THE MATTER…

  938. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  939. Basta August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    AY MI MADREEEE!!!!!

  940. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!

    When does Mo ever throw a wild pitch?!!!

  941. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Did this team murder babies or something?

    The bad karma is unbelievable.

  942. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    well add more fuel to the dont pitch mo flame

  943. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    lol

    mo is done
    and so are the yanks

  944. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    IM GOING TO CRY

  945. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    That is so freaking lazy of Molina!!

  946. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    MO WTF IS IT W/ YOU AND TIE GAMES !!!!

  947. Bombshell August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Unbelievable…unreal.

  948. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Mo sucks. Maybe we do need Joba in the pen.

  949. Fredo Corleone August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    “I will debate that Melky is better than Brett.”

    Me too. Melky was one of the 5 worst everyday hitters in the AL and Gardner is nowhere close to as “good” as Melky.

  950. Kevin (not that Kevin) Brown August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Hey, did anything happen? As soon as Mo came in I switched to the Olympics to save my sanity.

  951. Shaq, and the Amerian League August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Yankees,

    Tell me how my a$$ tastes

  952. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Now I’m scared………..

    :(

  953. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    This is absolutely incredible.

  954. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    UNBELIEVABLE

  955. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    i dont really get how girardi continues to make the same mistake over and over and over and over. HE DOESNT PITCH WELL IN A TIE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Deal with it!

  956. Irod August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    yup keep Molina in there, hes better

  957. sunny615 August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    mo does it again

  958. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Mariano Knoblauch

  959. Timmy Lupus August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    It’s just Mo being Mo, and Girardi being way to stubborn for his own good.

  960. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    double, infield single, wild pitch….run scored.

  961. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Okay Josh I will debate with you. Who is in the MLB and who is in the Minor Leagues?

    argument OVER

  962. Bombshell August 15th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    We don’t rally in the 9th…put the entire roster on waivers just for fun, bring up a few of the AA and AAA kids, get ready for 2009.

  963. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    mo has just put the final nail in the yankees season unless the yanks get to arod in the 9th

  964. AL EAST August 15th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    hahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Garbage.

  965. Manton August 15th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Dr. Rivera and Mr. Hyde

  966. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    WOW Mo gives up a run in a tied game, that never happens. What a disgrace. It is Girardi’s fault for pitching him.

  967. Rishi August 15th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I just don’t get how Mo turned into such a freaking disaster in tie games this year! I don’t remember this happening before…

  968. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    So this game is over

  969. dennis August 15th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    trisha- i’d hold him for ya!

  970. black yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Amazing how Moe cant go 1-2-3 against a minor league lineup

  971. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    heres to another loss. sigh the first year they dont make the playoffs.

  972. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Best reliever in the history of the game can’t pitch with the score tied. Makes no sense at all.

  973. Marco August 15th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Sorry, this one’s on Girardi. Why oh why does he keep putting Mariano in during tie games??? When is he going to learn?

  974. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    We’ve been saying ‘don’t put mo in a tie game’ since like June. It’s been all season long.

    If Giradi hasn’t picked up on it now, he’s not going to.

    So next inning I expect a lead off triple and then them not getting it in.

  975. E-Man August 15th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    No comment.

  976. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    lol at the people blaming molina for mos wild pitch and his terrible pitching

    too funny

  977. YanksFanMan (2009 Farnsworth return at reduced price!) August 15th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    This team sucks.

  978. Fredo Corleone August 15th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    FYI, Alonso signs with the Reds.

  979. AL EAST August 15th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Really?

    The freaking Kansas City Royals?

    Welcome to the first 220 million dollar last place team.

    Way to go Cashman!!!

    Money buys everything, including a basement!!!!

  980. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    mo has just put the final nail in the yankees season unless the yanks get to arod in the 9th

    Which then he pops out or grounds out and he’s the choker again..see how it works..

  981. Marc from Portland Maine August 15th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Veras should have pitched that inning. This sucks

  982. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    “Okay Josh I will debate with you. Who is in the MLB and who is in the Minor Leagues?”

    Hmmm. I guess that would make Chris Britton superior to Phil Hughes.

    Okay!

  983. black yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    against the 2008 KC Royals there should be no need to use Rivera, the yanks should be up by more than 3 runs in the ninth

  984. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    stelring called it when he said winning run on 3rd for the royals

  985. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    That would be a no Micheal

  986. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    here comes an automatic out

  987. beedogs August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    betemit? this is your trump card, girardi?

  988. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Girardi needs to take the belt to these uninspired a-holes.

  989. Eric August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Really?? Pinch-hitting Betemit for Molina?? Might as well just give Soria a strikeout and start the inning with an out!

  990. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    wilson’s gonna K….

  991. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    betemit LOL

    how is he still in the majors

  992. Rishi August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    vomitous. at least I was watching the olymipics and not this…

  993. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Here comes Girard’s boyfriend…

  994. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} August 15th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    “ok before you start saying brett stinks… at least brett makes contact. All Melky does is strike out. Thi is an upgrade offensively and defensivley.”

    Hasn’t he struck out twice today?

  995. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Betemit K’s here.

  996. Bombshell August 15th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I don’t like Girardi’s managing decisions much but I just can’t find a way to kill him for putting Mo him, this is on Mo, it’s obviously something psychological where he doesn’t get the adrenaline. There’s no reason to expect him to give up a run every time he comes into a tied game because that would be foolish. Some things are just very weird when it comes to baseball.

  997. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Trisha that is different because Phil was injured. Theres no excuse for Melkys playing sorry to say. And one more think while I am at it. When Melky was here he played in the 9 spot but Brett plays in the 8 spot. You guys dont have to agree that Brett is better but I know I am right and so does our TEAM.

  998. Mr. Exceptional August 15th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I’ve been away for awhile…but let me get this straight. So not a single guy the Yankees could have traded for Johan Santana is actually in the majors now? Is this right.

    Great job Cashman. Way to assemble a team for $200 million. I wonder what he could do with $300 million, maybe they could go 20 – 142 or something.

  999. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Brettisgod – In 59 ABs, Brett is hitting .153 with one double, no HRs, and 7 RBIs.

    I do not have a problem with you being a Brett fan. People love and hate players for no particular reason (for instance, I will always hate Cano, no matter what). But declaring him a superstar outfielder is just insane and a bit annoying.

  1000. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    At least we have a professional hitter at the plate.

  1001. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Betemit against Soria, not even fair. Here’s to hoping Betemit can even hit a ball foul.

  1002. LIME August 15th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    WOW

    WE ARE CURSED

    MARIANO IS NO LONGER BULLET PROOF. HE HAS BEEN REGULATED TO THE WAGNERS AND HOFFMANS OF THE WORLD, UNABLE TO PITCH UNLESS THE SITUATION IS PERFECT.

  1003. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    haha infield single

  1004. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    weak hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1005. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    BET I COULD KILL YOU !

  1006. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    i’ll take it…

  1007. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    christian steal 2nd?

  1008. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Nice job by Wilson. Let’s go Justin!!!

  1009. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    still alive! Pudge bring us home!

  1010. pat August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    A swinging bunt is better than a kick in the butt.

  1011. Mr. Exceptional August 15th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    This team has clearly given up on Girardi. He must go.

  1012. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Melky is injured too. In his brain.

  1013. Rishi August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    betamit for molina? i take molina in this situation – at least there is a chance for a double…

  1014. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    if you get CS

  1015. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    damon goes yard…who is with me?

  1016. Kevin (not that Kevin) Brown August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Freakin’ miracle. Betemit for the HOF.

  1017. EdFL. August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Is it true The Yankees signed Bleich?

  1018. LIME August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    why do we have such a terrible bench?

    what happened to strawberry, kevin mass, wade boggs, and cecil fielder?

  1019. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    why is damon bunting? let christian steal

  1020. AL EAST August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    This is just hilarious

  1021. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    i meant Damon

  1022. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    nononononononon, steal 2nd and swing the bat!

  1023. AL EAST August 15th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Lime, those guys don’t have big enough contrats to qualify for the Yankee bench.

  1024. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    lucky dog.

  1025. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    a tie does us no good here…need to win it this inning w/ pudge now the cacher

  1026. AL EAST August 15th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    edit: contracts.

  1027. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    you keep talking about the johan trade. pitching is NOT the problem here. Hitting is way below par. he wouldnt have helped.

  1028. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    pop out already Johnny

  1029. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    What is it with Mo and tied games? Seriously.
    Most of us saw that coming too.. :(

  1030. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    lol picked off

  1031. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Wow Josh we agree on something! I hate Cano because he is best friends with Melky!

    OMG WILSON SUCKS

  1032. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    dfa christain

  1033. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    I WILL KILL YOU !

  1034. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Unbelievable.

  1035. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    What a moron…

  1036. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Wow, I just feel bad for that kid.

  1037. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    f%^%!!!!!!!!!!!!! picked off

  1038. E-Man August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    unfreakingbelievable

  1039. Enrique August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Betemit wouldn’t have been picked off.

  1040. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Well that was novel.

  1041. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    what a disaster, Christian blows. Gardner should be the pinch runner, after we get a real CF.

  1042. sunny615 August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    f’in great

  1043. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    LOL hate to say it but girardis job has to be in jeopardy

  1044. E-Man August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    fjkldj;sdjklsdfsdkla;~!!!!!!!!!

  1045. Obama Bin Laden August 15th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    hahahahahahaha…Pick off??????

    It just keeps getting funnier.

    Would have been a DP anyhow.

  1046. Dee August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Why did he try to steal on 3-2 count???? IDIOT!

  1047. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    NO WAY

  1048. ron ron August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    stupid christian! a jew never would have done that.

  1049. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    booooooo

  1050. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    WTF JC!

  1051. Steve Balboni August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    So…worse manager? Girardi or Randolph?

  1052. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    We don’t deserve to win this game.

  1053. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    What do you have to say now, christianisgod????

  1054. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Get Matsui out of the Minors and bring him back NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWw

  1055. Rishi August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    what a freaking disaster

  1056. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    So not a single guy the Yankees could have traded for Johan Santana is actually in the majors now? Is this right.

    Who the hell cares? Even if we had 5 Santana’s on this team it wouldn’t matter. They aren’t scoring runs.

  1057. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    and to make things worse, reds sign alonso, according to BA

  1058. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Girardi’s faith in Christian is going to turn him into a Muslim

  1059. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Odds of it coming down to A-Rod?

  1060. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Jeter is alive and well.

  1061. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    ughhh someone’s is gonna be a bad goat tonight

  1062. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    gardner would never of been picked off. He is the best baserunner on the whole team.

  1063. foolio August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    “he wouldnt have helped”

    LOL…dumbest thing I’ve read all day.

    I’m not saying the Yanks should have traded for Johan. But the claim that he wouldn’t have helped the 2008 Yankees is absurd. Of course he would have helped, and in a big way.

  1064. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    “stupid christian! a jew never would have done that.”

    :lol:

  1065. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    still alive for bobby a-boo-boo

  1066. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    That was a quick turn of events. Of course Jeter has to go and get on to delay the inevitable. Man I hope this doesn’t come down to Arod.

  1067. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    omg..
    did that really just happen?

  1068. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    “LOL hate to say it but girardis job has to be in jeopardy”

    …as it should be.

  1069. eric in australia August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Mo is as automatic as ever. Just the wrong automatic

  1070. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    No pressure, Bobby, it’s just the season!

  1071. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Come on Bobby BOMB

    win or lose – resign Bobby!!

  1072. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Why did he wait till 3-2 to even think about stealing? Why would he want to go on 3-2? Very pathetic and it all starts with that dumbass of a manager we have.

  1073. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    its gonna come down to arod again??

    it always seems to

  1074. Rishi August 15th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    how is christian’s inability to steal a base (considing how well he’d been doing it to date) on the manager? It is KC – gmab…

  1075. farm system August 15th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Yeah, love that Awesome farm system we have. One guy hits 143, the other gets picked off, the pitchers all stink. BUT DO NOT TRADE any of those future HOFers for veteran proven pitchers or players

  1076. Matt-LI (The Real X-Games) August 15th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Girardi’s job is not on the line. Not his fault his team doesn’t execute and do the fundamental things right. Get off his strap.

  1077. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    A-Rod walk off? Season resurrected, Yanks win world series???

    … or Bobby K’s looking.

  1078. LIME August 15th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    no wonder christian couldn’t get out of the minors until he was 30… no baseball instincts at all

  1079. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    getting picked off isnt as bad as the time he stole second and fell on his face.

  1080. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Where does Brett stay since he just got to New York? In a hotel?

  1081. Obama Bin Laden August 15th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Beer and dog – 12 bucks
    Payroll – 200 million bucks
    Owner’s drool rag – 59 cents
    Justin Christian actually making the team and getting picked off on first when the toilet is swirling -

    PRICELESS!!!!

  1082. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    will it come down to arod??????????

  1083. PAT M August 15th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Why no hit and run on the 2-1 count ???

  1084. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Oh god A-Rod’s going to have to get it done.

  1085. black yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    better hope Arod doesnt get a shot it will be ugly

  1086. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Love Bobby no matter what. He takes great AB.

  1087. B.Stanley August 15th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    How do you continue to bring Mariano in in non-save situations? And Christian is an awful pinch runner.

  1088. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    said it would come down to arod!!!

  1089. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Oh my lord
    Watch, it will come down to Alex

  1090. Obama Bin Laden August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    The anticipation is killing me!!

  1091. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    And here comes A-Rod….

  1092. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    heres arod ! lol

  1093. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Man those big situations always seem to find Arod don’t they

  1094. AD August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    oh man. this is coming down to a-rod. let the bashing begin. i can just see it coming. hahaha.

  1095. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    AAAAAAA
    ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDD

    come on dude… we REALLY need this.

  1096. Timmy Lupus August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    We all know it has to come down to A-Rod.

  1097. Eric August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    It always comes down to A-Rod

  1098. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    well ofcourse it come down to him……

    prepare for the boos

  1099. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    call it:

    hit
    HR
    K
    pop-up
    ground out
    BB

  1100. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Uh-oh…it’s A-ROD.

  1101. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    remarkable how it always comes down to alex

  1102. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Nice and easy here A-Rod…. Nice and easy….

  1103. sunny615 August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    here we go arod

  1104. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    he can doooo it

  1105. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    first pitch swinging i hope

  1106. kidjock August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    it always comes down to A-Rod

  1107. Manton August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    ALWAYS comes down to A-Rod.

  1108. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Doesn’t it always seem to come down to this? For some odd reason my money is on Alex. Can’t tell you exactly why. He doesn’t need a homer. Just drop one into the outfield and tie the game.

    please

  1109. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I think getting picked off WAS worse than when he fell on his face. Anyone can fall on their face.

    Ok, Arod, stay loose! Don’t overthink it. We’ll all still love you…

  1110. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Jc wasn’t even trying to steal on that play. He was just stepping out and taking his regular lead when Soria just turned and fired over. He (JC) wasn’t even in his stance yet. Oh boy, here’s Arod!

  1111. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    that was it

  1112. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    arod is not patient today

  1113. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Arod swinging out of his heels. I feel bad for his brain right now.

  1114. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    someone call a rod right now and tell him a single will be more than adequate in this situation, and no swinging for the fences.

  1115. ellen August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    ARod has one 9th inning RBI all season.

  1116. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    watershed moment.

  1117. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    giambis turn

  1118. Obama Bin Laden August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    A-Rod. Do it for the kids. You know, the ones staying over at Lenny Kravitz’ house.

  1119. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    That was slightly pathetic.

  1120. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    wow, ok… that counts i guess, lol

  1121. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I COULD KILL YOU !

  1122. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    we counting on A-Rod = season over…

  1123. brettisgod August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    WOO HOO!

  1124. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    That works I guess. LOL

  1125. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    what clucth

  1126. black yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    so so lucky the mvp is so so lucky

  1127. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Does the ‘stache have any magic left?

    Also, if JC hadn’t got–

    nah, I don’t really want to go there.

  1128. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    I’m taking bets, who has popup to 1st base? I have fly out to center.

  1129. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    hahahaha. that was classic.

  1130. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    lean into one jason!!!

  1131. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Oh wah. Wish the G knew how to hit one that would get a run in without having to try to park it in the upper decks.

  1132. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Up to Giambi — batting 0.097 with bases loaded

  1133. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    ok i was wrong, a single wasnt enough apparently.

  1134. anthony August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    LETS GO GIAMBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  1135. romine August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    lol It’ll look like a line drive in the boxscore

  1136. CaptainsCorner August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Now Giambi up instead of Nady…Who should be…

  1137. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Placement over Power

  1138. blackdragon905 August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    come on mustache!!!!!!!

  1139. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    The Yankees lead the league in multi-hit innings that yield no runs. I assume.

  1140. Manton August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Power HItter++

  1141. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    giambi bunt!

  1142. dennis August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    giambi will win this game.

  1143. DFox August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    GIAMBI, we’ll GLADLY take a walk.

  1144. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    That could not have been funnier but the big bad Arod blasts one 3 feet in front of the plate.

    And now we are in an even worse position. C’mon Giambino!!!

  1145. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    so Giambi becomes the GOAT this is why Nady should bat 5th !

  1146. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    0-4. He’s due.

  1147. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Alright Christian scores to tie the game…not

  1148. zzzZZZzz August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    we counting on Giambi with RISP = season over…

  1149. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    i’d take a HBP

  1150. Dave D August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Giambi will put on a succide squeeze

  1151. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    steal home jeter

  1152. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Giambi will pop out to shortstop sky high

  1153. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    this may be very ugly.

  1154. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    squeeze play :-)

  1155. Nick in SF August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    I like Giambi working the walk and then X marks the spot!

  1156. JR Yankees August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Lean into one and let Nady be the winner.

  1157. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    lean in Jason..take one for the team

  1158. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    lean into one!!!!

  1159. eric in australia August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    walk him in!

  1160. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    C’MON GIAMBINO!

  1161. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    do they have the shift on, if so he should bunt

  1162. Obama Bin Laden August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    deep fly to RF…

    Warning track deep.

  1163. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    stop dropping that damn back shoulder you turd

  1164. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    “i’d take a HBP”

    Oh yeah.

  1165. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    close pitch.

  1166. Don Pratt August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    you get one good pitch every at bat, and that was it

  1167. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    i’d take a walk…

  1168. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    HAAA giambi sucks

  1169. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    crap

  1170. Bombshell August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    This seasonnnnn is OVAAAAAAAAAA.

  1171. foolio August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    giambi needs new ‘roids

  1172. beedogs August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    god this team sucks.

  1173. James G August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  1174. j August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    yankee fans should get a refund for this awful game.

  1175. Timmy Lupus August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    This team is such a freakin tease.

  1176. Josh August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    If we had just left Wilson Bet on, this game would be tied.

  1177. Obama Bin Laden August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    make it center

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH….

    Wow. Stein must be spitting up all over himself.

  1178. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    fans get all over arod but giambi gets a free pass

    what a clown

  1179. Mitchell August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    F*** u JC!

  1180. black yankee August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Giambis bad but AROD is worse. He acts like Mark Belanger in big spots

  1181. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    great…. thanks for nothing you useless f-cks.

  1182. mell hall's batting stance August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    i cannot watch this damn team anymore. like a battered wife, i keep coming back for more.

  1183. daver August 15th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Vote the Goat:

    a.) Mo
    b.) Christian
    c.) Giambi

  1184. Nick in SF August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Now tomorrow and Sunday are must-must-must-must wins.

  1185. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also put my money on Arod starting to hit again. August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Oh well.

    See ya all tomorrow.

    Mo can’t hold it in a tie game, it’s really that simple.

  1186. J-Timb August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bet Christian feels like crap right now.

  1187. sunny615 August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    season over. G’night all

  1188. ellen August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Boy, they are awful.

  1189. dennis August 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    okaaaay…. i lieeed.

  1190. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    what is left to even say anymore?

  1191. Obama Bin Laden August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    It’s okay. Hughes is on the way!!!!!

  1192. Rishi August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    this is absurd…I figured the season was over, but didn’t really expect this “going down with a pathetic fight” stuff

  1193. E-Man August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Horrible absolutley horrible.

    I have never seen a Yankee team this bad before.

  1194. Dee August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    The look on their faces are so familiar, exactly the same as when they lost to Cleveland last Sep.

  1195. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    the giambi signing still haunts us and will until the season is over

  1196. CaptainsCorner August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Thank you Christian for getting picked off before 3 base runners. Would of been nice of Nady who is hitting .350 with RISP had a chance to hit there instead of homerun or automatic out Giambi. What an awful game…

  1197. zzzZZZzz August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Who could’ve known? Another popup. These guys don’t deserve pinstripes.

  1198. Dave D August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Only the Yankees can get 3 hits and a walk in an inning and not score.

  1199. AD August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Let me say it again. That should have been MANNY up in that spot. Do you guys think MANNY would have been 0 for 5 tonight? Do you think MANNY would have choked with bases loaded, 2 outs, down one run in the bottom of the 9th?

    I just can’t understand the people on this blog who don’t want him in pinstripes. It makes no god damn sense.

  1200. B.Stanley August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Disgraceful. We cant beat the Royals at home we don’t deserve to make the playoffs, end of story. I’ve been completely positive and upbeat about this season until today, believing we still had a chance. We’re a joke.

  1201. CaNO!!!!!!!! No really caNO one hit with runners on?!? August 16th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Think Giambi just bought himself a ticket out of town in october. Maybe oakland will take you back you fat bitch.

  1202. Don Pratt August 16th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Feed Christian to the lions

  1203. JD August 16th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    It’s all Melky’s fault.

  1204. NYY August 16th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    WOW.Just WOW.

  1205. mike August 16th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Just look at it this way … Giambi’s fat a ss wont be here to f uck up anymore next year. I’d rather have the yankees pay another team 25 mil than to take that option and his .250 yearly average. The welcome mat is out for you Tex.

  1206. mel-go, go, Waipio! August 16th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Oh, another heartbreaker. Lots of luck in that 9th inning. I still love this team even though they’re approaching lovable loser status.

    Have a good one, guys. G’night.

  1207. Tank August 16th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    I cannot wait until Giambi is off the books… his presence signifies exactly whats wrong with this team and what has been wrong for the last 6-7 years.

  1208. pecosmedic August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    you have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A loss against the Royals????!!!!! It’s official. The Yanks are out!

  1209. AD August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    That should have been MANNY up in that spot. Do you guys think MANNY would have been 0 for 5 tonight? Do you think MANNY would have choked with bases loaded, 2 outs, down one run in the bottom of the 9th?

    I just can’t understand the people on this blog who don’t want him in pinstripes. It makes no god damn sense.

  1210. daver August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Giambi stinks.

  1211. Dan Giese's Uncle August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    JC died for Mariano’s sins

  1212. Rishi August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    i feel like the JD ground out was a GIDP anyways.

    I would like to see a decisive, fun Yankee win before the end of the season…

  1213. NYY August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Pete’s prediction of 7-2 over the next 9 games. So if they win 7 out of the next 8 they will be alright

  1214. A-Rod is Clutch FOR THE OTHER TEAM! August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  1215. BYE BYE GIRARDI!!! August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    This team find more and more ways for frustrating loses. Christian, Mariano & Giambi SUUUUCKEEEEED!!!!

  1216. smoothie August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    If Arod the best player in baseball would do something since he is the best maybe we1d win one of these games.

  1217. ellen August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    At least the Olympics are on.

  1218. Bob(The Original) August 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Any of you fools still optimisitic?

    Every day it gets worse.

    This team could f**k up making toast.

  1219. Wangawa August 16th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    It doesn’t really matter who we’re playing anymore, we’d probably get beaten by the Trenton Thunder team…

  1220. ohhh mo its cano! August 16th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    just think guys if this is how a bad season looks just think how a good season is going to look…..sooner or later

  1221. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 16th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    and THAT is THAT ! 40 games to go, and they won’t win 20 of them….2009 here we come….I’ll be watching the Cubs for the rest of the year…..ADIOS, Fellow Gluttons for Punishment….I am OUTTA the club this year… :-(

  1222. zzzZZZzz August 16th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Anybody think we’re still making the playoffs?

  1223. Obama Bin Laden August 16th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Did you think they deserved to be in the playoffs?

  1224. Brandon (FIRE LONG ! clapclap clapclapclap, Ian Kennedy for Lastings Milledge give me the piece I’ll pull the trigger) August 16th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Thank you Christian for getting picked off before 3 base runners. Would of been nice of Nady who is hitting .350 with RISP had a chance to hit there instead of homerun or automatic out Giambi. What an awful game…

    Damon’s hit would have been a force out anyway. I think this this season is over, if you can’t beat Kansas City you must be done.

  1225. JR Yankees August 16th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Doesn’t get any worse than this for Yankees fans. That was a dreadful game that should have been won.

    I am at a complete loss for words trying to explain what this team is doing to themselves and us as fans.

  1226. pecosmedic August 16th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    It’s times like these that I really miss Joe Torre

  1227. Tank August 16th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Cashman has ALOT of work to do to fix this offense.

    CC, while important, means nothing if he doesn’t fix this joke of an offense that never hits in big spots and has no idea how to execute fundamentals.

  1228. pat August 16th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Giambi left 7 on base tonight. If Girardi doesn’t drop him in the order, he is costing this team games.

  1229. Dan Giese's Aunt August 16th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    I’d like to see Girardi break Jeter’s jaw just cuz.

  1230. Don Pratt August 16th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Giambi 7 LOB tonight which is par for the course for him and Girardi is still stubbornly batting him ahead of Nady.

  1231. Obama Bin Laden August 16th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    half a billion dollars just doesn’t buy what it used to.

  1232. mike August 16th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    The Yankees should cut Giambi right now just to make a point. F uck you jason, and hope you enjoy the money you robbed from us following that dream season you had in oakland.

  1233. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    It’s almost getting comical the way they keep losing in more and more pathetic ways. Just be glad this wasn’t a playoff game. Realistically, this team would get killed in the playoffs.

    Joe Torre must be laughing his ass off knowing he left just in time. Had he stayed this year, he would certainly have been fired and probably have trouble getting a job. Instead Girardi got his dream job and is the captain of the leakiest Yankee ship in at least 15 years. I would almost feel bad for Joe G if only he didn’t come off as such an A Hole all the time.

  1234. Time to PUT UP, or SHUT UP, boys....whatta ya got ??? August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    “Anybody think we’re still making the playoffs?”
    .
    Maybe Trisha…other than that…we ALL just got a slap of reality tonight….
    .
    :-(

  1235. A-Rod is Clutch FOR THE OTHER TEAM! August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    WOW THE YANKEES ARE GOOD!!!!!

  1236. daver August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Just think…Kansas City Royal fans are happier and more upbeat about their team tonight than Yankee fans are about the Yanks…

  1237. NYY August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Rays won so it is 10 games out of first for the Yanks.

  1238. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    They can’t score a run to save someone’s life. This is pathetic.

  1239. Nick in SF August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    We haven’t won a single game since Melky got sent down.

  1240. black yankee August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    to those saying Damon hit a possible DP ball, I say this. The count was full, Clueless Joe had 5 pitches to steal the base. Why put a runner in agianst a weak armed catcher and then not steal the base?
    Christian should have stolen ealry in the count, then if you want bunt Damon and its a runner on third one out for Jeter

  1241. EricNS August 16th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Hello 1965!!, 1989!!

  1242. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 16th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    cashman yankee career over, juicer giambis career over, yankees done theeeeeeeeeee yankees done!!!

  1243. LIME August 16th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    No blame for MO?

  1244. Don Pratt August 16th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    I wonder how many of Arod’s late inning big moment hits have been swinging bunts. I seem to recall quite a lot of them.

  1245. beedogs August 16th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    “Anybody think we’re still making the playoffs?”

    I haven’t thought that since July. This team has shown me nothing all year long, even accounting for injuries. Nobody wants to step it up.

  1246. Obama Bin Laden August 16th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    2003 – lost WS
    2004 – lost ALCS
    2005 – Lost LDS
    2006 – Lost LDS
    2007 – Lost LDS and Divisin
    2008 – getting ready to be in last place

    What do all these teams have in common?

    Brian Cashman, and an absurd amount of money spent on each one of them… Is that a billion dollars there? Why yes, it is!!!!

  1247. Bob(The Original) August 16th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Having Damon try to bunt screwed up that whole inning.

    Christian has speed let him steal.

    Damon is leading the league in hitting, let him hit.

    Instead you waste a n AB by Damon by not letting him hit until he has 2 strikes on him.

    Stupid stupid managing there Girardi.

    Whatever though, this whole team is a pathetic excuse for a baseball team. I hope they lose big time the rest of the way so they don’t even consider bringing some of thes jerkoffs back.

    You blew a great chance at a win there.

    Just stupid.

  1248. S.A.-Can the Yanks win some games? Starting today? This offense is still offensive. August 16th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    We might be in 4th place soon. Ugh.

  1249. A-Rod is Clutch FOR THE OTHER TEAM! August 16th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    7 out of the WC TOO !!!!!!!!

  1250. mike August 16th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    to you optimists that still think that the yankees will make the playoffs … why would you even want to see this joke of a major league team make it? i would sure rather see them not make the playoffs at all than to have another first round departure. maybe a year without the postseason will send a fukin wakeup call to this front office

  1251. Dee August 16th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Stick a fork in it.

  1252. dan August 16th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    If ever there was an inning that summmed up the 2008 New York Yankees it was that 9th inning. It is almost statistically impossible to have 3 hits and a walk in 1 inning and not score a run. And yet, you saw it in the 9th inning

    The wheels have come off fellow Yankee fans. Tough to say, tough to take, but the wheels have come off. When Mariano Rivera comes into a game in the 9th inning and you feel soemthing bad is going to happen, and something bad happens, its really all you need to know about the 2008 New York Yankees

    I almost shut it off and yet they suckered me in on that….to that I say shame on me…..good lord he got picked off on a 3-2 pitch

    3 hits and a walk in an inning and 0 runs….wow thats painfully comical….tough to take, this is foxhole time for the Yankees, your gonna find out whose in and whose out over these next 6 weeks when its all basically meaningless baseball now

    Wow, just a painfully comical inning of baseball

  1253. JoeT 28 in 09!! MOOSE FOR HOF, MO FOR CY YOUNG YANKS FOR PLAYOFFS!! August 16th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    good job by Christian – Damon’s ground out with Christian running = first and third, Jeters single = tie game

  1254. A-Rod is Clutch FOR THE OTHER TEAM! August 16th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    TO BAD AROD DIDNT MAKE THE LAST OUT, BUT I GUESS IT SAVED HIS LIFE THAT HE DIDNT. THE GUY IS ON SUICIDE WATCH

  1255. brettisgod August 16th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    CHEER UP FOLKS! Tomorrow is a day game and there will be more energy. Gardner will get on base alot and hopefully someone will drive him in.

    A day game means more ENERGY! You’ll see tomorrow. Giambi really stinks. Bad game from Giambi, Cano, Riveraand Christian

  1256. Obama Bin Laden August 16th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    consider it stuck.
    Goodnight, Yanks!!!

    Maybe Brosious is available?

  1257. zzzZZZzz August 16th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Girardi should have let JC steal on the first or second pitch so he could let Damon hit with a RISP, but that would have been too logical for our dumbass manager.

  1258. Don Pratt August 16th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    I think Bernie Williams should be brought back to play centerfield

  1259. matt August 16th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    sooooooooooo, um, whos thinking repeat for the giants?

  1260. ARod paper MVP August 16th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Make a deal with Arod, let him wave his no trade clause and get three or four players from the Dodgers or Mets even
    Just heard Kay say that our cleanup hitter the best player in the game has 70 RBI??? only 1 is in the ninth inning in 120 games? thats sick. Especially since he gets more opportunities than anyone else

  1261. CaptainsCorner August 16th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Let me guess Mo is going to give his usual BS comments how its baseball and it happens. If any other closer pitched the way he does in a tied games they would NEVER be put in that situation to fail. Girardi should of pitched Veras. I don’t care if Mo is the greatest reliever or whatever he has proved that he cant pitch in a tied game…So stop sending him out there to fail in those situations.

  1262. NYY August 16th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Blame Girardi. He is foolish enough to bring Mo in a tied ballgame. Mo was terrible in tied games so far this season. Why bring him into a tied ballgame when he has Veras & Marte. Just clueless. Brainless.

  1263. KING FELIX August 16th, 2008 at 12:16 am

    so not even ONE of our draftees got over a million?

    awesome job cashman/oppenhimer

  1264. Paulie D August 16th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Mo’s first wild pitch at the Stadium in 6 years

    what timing

  1265. KING FELIX August 16th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    veras = gave up 2 HRs in the 7th to blow Giese’s game
    marte = lost 3 games for us already

    yet we want to put them in there over mo?

    mo has to get over that mental hurdle.

  1266. lil' m August 16th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Mo gave it up for sure, but the loss is still on the offense, with an assist from Jason Christian. Hope that Mo is able to get back on track in these tie situations. Justin Christian, please get a grip. But the offense remains the culprit. When you don’t get get baserunners in to score for 5 innings, you’re likely to lose. Good to see the Captain taking care of business tonight, including the night. Whatever the problem is with Mo in tie games pales in comparison to their not driving in runs. Lack of offense will keep them out of the postseason. Not pitching. Lack of offense.

  1267. donald fagen August 16th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    the yanks are’nt dead yet. there’s still time . it ai’nt over till its over.

  1268. Aaron August 16th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    ITS OVER!!!!

  1269. Pepitone August 16th, 2008 at 12:50 am

    “Yeah, love that Awesome farm system we have. One guy hits 143, the other gets picked off, the pitchers all stink. BUT DO NOT TRADE any of those future HOFers for veteran proven pitchers or players”

    “veteran proven pitchers or players” Hmmmmmm, oh yeah! Pavano, check. Giambi, check. Abreu, check. A-rod, check. Nady, check. Marte, check. Molina, check. Mussina, check. Pettitte, check. Yup, we sure should sign more proven veterans it would have made all the difference in the world this year. Oh, yeah, forgot about Santana. He would have had us in first place by now. Fire Girardi, bring back Torre. Bring back Stottlemeyer and Popeye and Bowa. Everything would just be going swimmingly if we had all our guys back – like 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007…ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. You guys bore me.

  1270. Im a Met FAN August 16th, 2008 at 1:23 am

    Pepitone if you wouldnt go back in time and trade 2 of the four players who’s names were kicked around… you are lying…

  1271. Im a Met FAN August 16th, 2008 at 1:25 am

    For santana i mean.. he may not have you in 1st as of now but youd have a real ace for the next 3-5 years… wang has yet to show hes an ace in the playoffs and joba is still only 22…


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