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Game 131: Red Sox at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 26, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (70-60)
Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Molina C
Pettitte LHP

RED SOX (75-55)
Ellsbury RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 3B
Bay LF
Lowrie SS
Crisp CF
Bailey 1B
Cash C
Wakefield RHP

Andy Pettitte (13-9, 4.17) vs. the Boston hitters.

Tim Wakefield (7-8, 3.67) vs. the New York hitters.

Notes: The Yankees have won three straight, four of five and six of the last eight. … Boston is 4-4 in its last eight.

THEY MEET AGAIN: Pettitte is 16-7, 3.54 in 31 career games against the Red Sox, 185.2 innings. He is 3-2, 5.20 in nine games against the Red Sox since he came back to the Yankees last season. Pettitte has faced Boston twice this season, allowing 14 hits and six earned runs over 10.2 innings.

THEY MEET AGAIN, PART II: Tim Wakefield has pitched in 47 games against the Yankees, 213.2 innings. He is 9-17 with a 5.14 ERA. He is 2-9, 5.97 in his last 14 starts. Wakefield has faced the Yankees twice this season, giving up 12 hits and nine earned runs in 12.2 innings.

This start will be his first since Aug. 6. He was on the DL with a shoulder injury.

WHO’S HOT: Abreu is 8 of 13. … Cano is 7 of 13. … Nady has hit in seven straight. … The bullpen has allowed two runs in the last 12.2 innings.

WHO’S NOT: Jeter is 3 of 18. … A-Rod has one RBI in the last six games.

WHAT A CONCEPT: The Yankees have played pretry much the same lineup for the last seven games. They have gone .312/.365/.538 and averaged 6.6 runs.

GOOD NEWS: Carl Yastrzemski was released from the hospital today.

Back later with plenty of updates.

UPDATE, 4:34 p.m.: Joba Chamberlain said he will be throwing 45 pitches in the bullpen on Thursday. He said he feels good and is anxious to pitch.

Joe Girardi became contentious when asked about Joba’s status. He continues to claim that there is no rehab plan in place. If that’s the case, the Yankees are breaking new ground medically.

Meanwhile, Chien-Ming Wang is walking around without his boot on. He still has to wear it outside, however. Wang said his foot still feels weak. Obviously he is done for the season.

UPDATE, 5:59 p.m.: Cashman said the Yankees would add players to the roster on Monday but they have not yet decided on who. Count on a catcher and a few pitchers at first. Scranton and Trenton are in the playoffs but the priority is strengthening the Yankees, obviously.

Cashman also shot down a rumor that the Yankees have signed some notable five-tool player from Venezuela. He said the only international signing they were working on was a “small one” in the Dominican.

UPDATE, 6:44 p.m.: J.D. Drew on the DL to make room for Wakefield.

UPDATE, 7:26 p.m.: The Yankees aren’t too pleased with umpire Jim Reynolds so far. He squeezed Andy in the top of the inning then rang up A-Rod in the bottom.

With the bottom of that order Boston is running out there, the Yankees need to take advantage. Lowrie, Crisp, Bailey and Cash aren’t exactly mashers.

UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Good sign for the Yankees that Matsui was able to score from second on a single.

Then Pettitte gives the lead up again. He has not pitched well against Boston this season.

UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: A-Rod and Jeter, 0 for 4 and no balls out of the infield.

Meanwhile, Pettitte enters the fourth inning having allowed nine earned runs in 13.2 innings against the Red Sox this season.

UPDATE, 8:07 p.m.: Pettitte and Molina seem to be having some pitch selection issues. Girardi went out to the mound to talk to Pettitte and there was for a while.

UPDATE, 8:28 p.m.: That’s twice now in this game that Pettitte got two outs and then allowed three singles in a row.

UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: That’s it for Pettitte. He has allowed six runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings and Boston has a runner on first.

Embarrassing play by Giambi there as two runners score on an infield hit.

Amazing that the Yankees could go down 6-2 against Wakefield and with Boston fielding a patchwork lineup. It doesn’t speak well of the Yankees coming ready to play.

They have five innings to try and get it right. Losing the first game of this series and having Ponson on the mound tomorrow is not a recipe for success.

UPDATE, 8:36 p.m.: At least Johnny Damon showed up.

UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: A-Rod said last week that the Yankees had to treat every game like it was the playoffs. That would explain his one RBI in the last seven games.

The crowd is letting him have it, too. 0 for 3, Stikeout, 5-4-3 and a pop-up.

UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: The Yankees can’t get it right off the field either. The countdown lever was pulled tonight by Lou Lamoriello, the GM of the NHL’s Devils. Last series against the Red Sox and they get somebody from a hockey team?

Would it be too much to ask them to get a series of former players who have some connection to the number on the board that day? Or somebody who played a significant game against the Red Sox? Or at least somebody the people in the Stadium would remember?

Meanwhile, the Yankees had nobody on hand on sing the National Anthem and I’m sure God Bless America will be the old scratchy Kate Smith recording. Why hasn’t anything been done to make these final games special?

UPDATE, 9:33 p.m.: Bases loaded, one out for A-Rod, Yankees down by three.

I have no idea what to think. It could be anything. 6-4-3 or a grand slam.

UPDATE, 9:38 p.m.: 6-3 DP. Four at-bats, six outs.

Hey, it’s not like they’re committed to this guy for nine more years or anything.

UPDATE, 9:41 p.m.: Now people are booing A-Rod for fielding a grounder. The crowd is also leaving like the place is on fire. Yikes.

UPDATE, 10:09 p.m.: 1 for 8 with RISP. The place is half empty now.

UPDATE, 10:25 p.m.: Crisp, Bailey and Cash were 7 for 13 with a walk, three RBI and two rusn scored. Rodriguez and Giambi were 0 for 8.

A-Rod could get up again.

UPDATE, 10:28 p.m.: He did – and whiffed to end the game as the crowd booed.

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1,494 Responses to “Game 131: Red Sox at Yankees”

  1. frits August 26th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    sheesh, the red sox lineup is so weak…we gotta win!

    come on yanks!

  2. Dan August 26th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Lets go yanks!

  3. RalphieD August 26th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Lets Go Yanks!

  4. radnom August 26th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    “WHAT A CONCEPT: The Yankees have played pretry much the same lineup for the last seven games. They have gone .312/.365/.538 and averaged 6.6 runs.”

    Yeah, and I’m sure thats the reason……..

  5. frits August 26th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    i’m looking forward to today’s cheap shot at girardi. what’s it going to be?

  6. K-ace August 26th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!!

    We can turn this around, 5 games from Wild Card isn’t much at all with about 32 games left?

  7. Laura - I can hear the fat lady starting to sing! Somebody shut her up! August 26th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    A co-worker of mine, who is a White Sox fan, told me today that the Yankees have no chance.

    Come on guys, prove him wrong!!

  8. Andy In Sunny Daytona August 26th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    A-Rod pitched and hit great for Curacao today.

  9. Iris August 26th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    brawl!!

  10. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops(My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/AGreat Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Good news about Yaz.

  11. Stephen August 26th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    If the Yanks can’t beat a lineup with that lower half, there really is no hope for the rest of the season.

  12. timo August 26th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Arod was 5-11 with 5 R against the O’s. Several of his hits were key to big innings and he had a couple of shots that were off the wall inches from being HRs. Over a short span the RBI stat alone tells little about who is hot.

  13. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    “i’m looking forward to today’s cheap shot at girardi. what’s it going to be?”

    Allow me.

    COME AGAIN?: When reporters asked Joe Girardi about Carl Yastrzemski being released from the hospital Girardi responded “Carl’s going to be fine. 65% of all Polish men have triple bypass surgery. To them heart disease is like the hiccups.”

  14. Pavano Fan For Life August 26th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Its going to be tough but you cant say no chance, because until Mathmatically eliminated, there is a chance

  15. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Well to be honest about Rodriguez not being “hot” PA, two of the main reasons he has only one RBI would be Jeter and Damon. He’s 5-14 with 3 doubles and 5 runs scored during that time. More truth in media coverage?

  16. Al fro BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I smell a win tonight. However I just cant see us beating Lester on Thursday.

  17. Tom August 26th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    We need him to get RBIs. PERIOD.

  18. William Buckner August 26th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    65% of the time, Arod gets it done everytime.

  19. mel August 26th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Looking for a great outing from Andy.

    He went 7 innings in his last 3 outings giving up 7 runs total.

    Over/under on how many times Pedroia gets on base?

    I want to watch him swing at Mo’s fastball over his head. :)

    Youkilis must be happy that Joba won’t be throwing at his head in this series.

  20. StandingO'Neill August 26th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    As Timo point out, the RBI stat is useless in evaluating how a player is performing. Come on Pete join the enlightened fan! lol

  21. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Well, Tom, 5 homers a game may do the trick, then PA and the rest of the haters can complain about him being a stats compiler.

  22. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I think Alex missed out on one RBI because of a ground rule double.

  23. Rich August 26th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    “sheesh, the red sox lineup is so weak”

    no kidding- its like an NES Ice Hockey team with all tall skinny’s.

  24. SteveB August 26th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Great news on Yaz. Classy guy, great ballplayer, very clutch.

  25. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    GB7 -

    How many times did ARod lead off an inning, too?

    Also, he just missed a couple of HRs in Baltimore and one of those hits had Abreu not scoring on a double, and I don’t remember if it was a groundrule double or just that Abreu held up.

    ARod’s had his share of not hitting with RISP, and I’d love for him to have more RBI than he does, but, he wasn’t cold in Baltimore.

  26. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Seriously, the same line up again! The same one that has won 3 straight.

    I can’t take this anymore. Someone help Girardi realize, you can’t blow every other game playing the same line up and letting these guys start to gel together.

  27. frits August 26th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    We should just create a form for PA to use for criticizing Girardi.

    (Title name to imply dishonesty from Girardi): There is clearly something wrong with [[Player Name]]. Over the past five games, he has [[not played, played poorly, played with a lackluster look in his eyes, played with his shoes untied]]. When I asked Girardi, he responded by saying that [[standard managerial boilerplate designed to circumvent questions managers don't want to answer for whatever confidential reason they may have]]. I found this to be [[preposterous, hard to believe, offensive]] so I [[snooped, dug around, sulked]] and found that Girardi was giving standard managerial boilerplate, because he didn’t want to answer my question for whatever confidential reason he has.

    Girardi needs to stop doing this because it [[makes me mad, makes me feel dumb, makes me feel like I'm not on the inner circle]]. If he doesn’t stop he’ll lose credibility in the clubhouse [[read: I'll write sarcastic and mean things about him on my blog]].

    Just work off that…

  28. StandingO'Neill August 26th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    GreenBeret….you know what the funny thing is. Ask any analyst who uses the important stats to evaluate players, and they will tell you the two best players in the American League this year are Sizemore and A-Rod. Of course neither player will get a sniff of the MVP award because certain writers will say something along the lines of:

    a) Sizemore is on a terrible team, he’s can’t be valuable

    b) all the radio stations in NY care about is arods batting average with RISP and 2 outs.

    Sad.

  29. frits August 26th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    For the record, I posted the same comment using “@brah@m instead of PA and it got filtered out. weird.

  30. mel August 26th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Boston’s been winning with that lineup. And their pitching hasn’t been so great.

    Even with the guys they’re trottin out, they’re still good hitters.

    You never know where it’s going to come from.

    Jedd hit the HR in extra innings to win their last game.

    Pedroia and Youkilis are hitting machines.

    Ellsbury is a great baserunner.

    We just can’t give out the free passes. They come around to bite us more than any other team because of our defense and we don’t really have strikeout pitchers.

  31. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    You’re right, Doreen. If the doubles were homers, you’re looking at 5 more RBI. Don’t forget, Damon’s homer and Abreu didn’t leave much lefy in Baltimore. Rodriguez has hardly been perfect, but, he’s the least of the problems. He and Abreu are closer to their seasonal averages than any other hitters on the team.

  32. murphydog August 26th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Clay Buckholz Loves Laptops does appear to have Kim Jones’ high school yearbook picture on his website.

    (Before anybody posts anything snarky about the picture, Remember… Kim is family).

  33. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Welcome back. Sent you an email. Thought you wouldn’t make it to the party. The Yanks need to win TONIGHT. Somebody in that clubhouse needs to make damn sure no one takes Pedroia, Youkilis, Lowrie, Bay and Ellsbury lightly, because they are dying to hand it to us after we took 2 or 3 the last time. And, in particular Jason Bay is dying to show that he is more than adequate to replace Manny, and Lowrie is dying to show off as a rookie in the big stage, and we can’t let them. Hit them both the first time up with a 90 mph fastball to throw them off their game.

    If the Yanks don’t win TONIGHT, there is no way they take two of three.

  34. Yankee2123 August 26th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    This is the weakest Red Sox team in a while. They’re really beat up bad. But as much as I despise Boston, Mass, and the surrounding New England States, I give them, and their management credit for not whining like a bunch of Pussies and battling for the Wild Card and Division. Another thing I give them credit for is not being afraid to cut loose star players to improve the clubhouse atmosphere, and remaining competitive. With that said, the Yankees need to sweep the Sox out of the stadium, by taking them out behind the woodshed, and beating them senseless this weekend.

  35. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    murphydog -

    Anyone with a lurking HS/college yearbook knows knot to be snarky about someone else’s picture. At least I’d hope so! :lol:

  36. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Oh, the typos are killing me today! knows “not,” not “knot.”

  37. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    FDrits, most anything with his full name or last name gets filtered. Good thing nobody wants to discuss the USA’s 16th president in depth. Another conspiracy?

  38. jennifer August 26th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Also don’t forget that she went to school in the 80′s big hair was in!!

  39. bru August 26th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    if the yankees lose 2 out of 3 the season is over.i would love a sweep although very tough to do it will make the chase very interesting because if they sweep there is a good chance to pick up 1 game in the loss column against minnesota,maybe more and they will be only 2 behind boston with a ton of momentum and boston being scared straight.let’s go yankees,let’s prove these clowns wrong who played their funeral song all over wfan.

  40. frits August 26th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    perhaps. does john wilkes booth make it?

  41. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    I always thought Kim was perfectly suited for snarkism.

  42. bdog375 August 26th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Looking at their lineup vs ours, Wakefield vs Pettitte, and our bullpen vs theirs, it would seem we are heavily favored to win this game.

  43. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops(My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/AGreat Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    “Carl’s going to be fine. 65% of all Polish men have triple bypass surgery. To them heart disease is like the hiccups.”

    Because of the kielbasa?

  44. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops(My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/AGreat Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    “Also don’t forget that she went to school in the 80’s big hair was in!!”

    Jennifer,

    You saw my picture of her?

  45. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    “Looking at their lineup vs ours, Wakefield vs Pettitte, and our bullpen vs theirs, it would seem we are heavily favored to win this game.”

    I’d bet the Over. Neither pitcher has done well vs. the opponent the past couple years.

    BTW, the Yankees are indeed heavily favored tonite.

  46. aardvark August 26th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    NESN is re-broadcasting the green uniform game, April 20, 2007. Crisp with a game-tying triple off Mariano, Cora’s bloop plates the go-ahead run, Okajima for the save.

  47. chambliss August 26th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Beating Wakefield is simple: keep the weight back and take the ball the other way. If you go up there trying to kill the ball, you usually strike out or hit weak grounders because the knuckleball is hard to square up unless it rolls.

  48. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    6 of the 9 Red Sox in the lineup is hitting over .300 against Pettitte, lifetime and one is hitting .286. 3 are hitting over .400. Pettitte isn’t going to have a cakewalk tonight.

  49. murphydog August 26th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Doreen:

    I like our Kim. She’s cute and has a great personality.

    (Funny, but when I was younger “very nice” and “great personality” used to be the kiss of death descriptions. Now, it sounds pretty good).

  50. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    “6 of the 9 Red Sox in the lineup is hitting over .300 against Pettitte, lifetime and one is hitting .286. 3 are hitting over .400. Pettitte isn’t going to have a cakewalk tonight.”

    Agreed, but Wakefield won’t either.

  51. Zach in Port Jeff August 26th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    “sheesh, the red sox lineup is so weak…we gotta win!
    come on yanks!”

    Its weaker, but not exactly weak. Anyway you look at it, they still have all stars at 2-3-4 in the lineup, followed by Jason Bay, which is not all that bad.

    but yes, the yankees have to win tonight.

  52. fat lady August 26th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    William Buckner
    August 26th, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    “65% of the time, Arod gets it done everytime.”

    How silly of me…I must have missed where Arod is hitting .650 with RISP!

  53. frits August 26th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    true, not weak in the absolute sense…just relative to the past.

  54. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Let’s go Yanks!

  55. jennifer August 26th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Yankees Ponged
    By Richard Johnson
    August 25, 2008

    IT would be tough for average Joes to beat a couple of Yankees at baseball, but slamming them in a game of beer pong was no sweat. Last week, Jason Giambi and Joba Chamberlain were celebrating their win against the Kansas City Royals at Southern Hospitality, on Second Avenue, when a table of fans challenged them to a game of the college
    drinking sport. Our spy said, “The fans gave them a beating. Toward the end Chamberlain and Giambi got really competitive, but it wasn’t enough.”

    You think Joba will invite Kevin to play beer pong with him? Kevin will probably cry if the ping pong goes near his big melon.

  56. zztu August 26th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Red Sox Vs. Yankees at the Stadium.

    There is nothing better!

    With questions concerning the yanks playoff chances all us fans need to injoy this series

  57. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Over/Under on how many times Youk Whines/Pouts and cries tonight? 2

  58. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    “I like our Kim. She’s cute and has a great personality.”

    I’m sorry, but that school pic on CBLL is…well…unattractive. A face that could stop a truck. In fact, I think it may have once been used to stop a truck.

    She’s cute with a great personality now though.

  59. frits August 26th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    good to hear joba is rehabbing hard.

  60. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    murphydog -

    I like Kim, too. Some of her questions, post-game, leave me shaking my head, but her pre-game stuff is good, and I like the way she interacts with the broadcast team. She’s very comfortable. And, she IS cute with a great personality! :lol:

  61. aardvark August 26th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Okajima pitching to A-Rod now. Clutch at-bat, game on the line. Can A-Rod deliver? Can Madonna sing?

  62. Al fro BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I have a prediction for tonight. Andy is going to give 7 strong however Wake will be better giving 8 shutout. As Jonathan Papelbon enters from the bullpen Jets OLB Calvin Pace will emerge from the stands and sack Papelbum, shattering his pelvis and pitching arm. He will shout “Sorry man nothing personal just practicing for Tom Brady so I picked the most arrogant guy from New England I could find.” Forced to use Hideki Okajima for the save Terry Francona watches Oki walk the bases loaded and Robinson Cano will hit walk off gapper to right.

  63. aardvark August 26th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    And A-Rod’s out on a soft liner to second.
    It never grows old.

  64. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Looking at Wakefield against tonight’s lineup, only Jeter and Cano are over .300 and 4 are hitting under .200, including Giambi, Matsui, Molina and Nady.

  65. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Papplebon is arrogant? Hadn’t heard.

  66. JohnC August 26th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Wonder if there is something between Kim and Michael Kay. On Sunday, Kay pointed out Kim’s parents at the game and YES kept showing them on camera. Kay commented that Kim introduced here mother to Kay and she said ‘WOW. He’s even better looking in person’ LOL!

  67. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    “Over/Under on how many times Youk Whines/Pouts and cries tonight? 2″

    You’ll never make it as a bookmaker, SOS. This number should be put at 2.5. That way you don’t push if it’s only twice. ;)

  68. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    “I’m sorry, but that school pic on CBLL is…well…unattractive. A face that could stop a truck. In fact, I think it may have once been used to stop a truck.”

    lol. O.k. here we go again. Aaron Andrews is better looking. She would only stop a mo ped.

  69. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I don’t believe it makes any sense to predicy who’s going to do what, but, I’m taking Pettitte and the Yanks, tonight.

  70. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    ***predicy….predict….what’s the difference.***

  71. AC August 26th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Pete,
    Second time, long time. Why doesn’t Pudge catch for Pettite tonight? At the very least why isn’t he DH’ing? He’s got great numbers against Wakefield .298 BA, while Matsui & Molina are batting a tepid .155 and .167 respectively?

    I understand the importance of having continuity down the stretch, but these are desperate times.

  72. Al fro BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Over/Under Papelbum makes stupid goldfish face at opposing batter?

    I’m saying none because Calvin Pace will have him on a stretcher before this can happen.

  73. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Unless she can get Pedroia drunk before the game tonight, I don’t think there is much sense to talking about Kim Jones.

  74. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Aaron Andrews? sorry, but, I’d never admit to a guy being hot. Now Erin Andrews, Aaron’s sister is another story.

  75. saucY August 26th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    “Wonder if there is something between Kim and Michael Kay”

    umm, i don’t think Kim is his type

  76. Cavern August 26th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Who’s Yastrzemski?

  77. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    “You’ll never make it as a bookmaker, SOS. This number should be put at 2.5. That way you don’t push if it’s only twice.”

    2.5 it is Fredo. Youv earned yourself 10% of the earnings for the advice. Can we add “I just to a crap look” for the half?

  78. fat lady August 26th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    AC
    I believe Pete said in a post a few days ago that Pettite requested not to have Pudge as his catcher.

  79. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    saucy -

    What are you saying?

  80. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Brian Fuentes put on waivers, does anyone think we should try to get him to replace either Veras or Marte? Don’t know much about him.

  81. Al fro BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Pedroia is a joke. I would worry about Papi or Bay not the garden gnome tonight.

  82. Zach in Port Jeff August 26th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    “Unless she can get Pedroia drunk before the game tonight, I don’t think there is much sense to talking about Kim Jones.”

    Pedroia’s a small little man. A Coors Light will probably get him wasted.

  83. jennifer August 26th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Doreen- Think…….baseball thats all I’ll say. :)

  84. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Against Pettite I think the righties Pedroia and He-kills-us are the most dangerous guys, and Bay is a wild card of course but he hits Pettite well and has something to prove.

  85. Al fro BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    “Brian Fuentes put on waivers, does anyone think we should try to get him to replace either Veras or Marte? Don’t know much about him.”

    Hes an NL guy. Someone in the NL will claim him first. Plus he has said he wants to close and that wont happen here.

  86. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Pedroia is a pest, a pesky pest. He’s the one who’ll manage to get squeakily hit hits and get on base so then you have to worry about Papi and Bay.

    But at least there’s no more Manny! Yay!

  87. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Who’s Calvin Price????

    My bad GreenBeret. Never went out with an Erin and certainly not an AAron. Thats my excuse and im sticking to it.
    I have gone on an errand before.

  88. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Jennifer -

    Oh. :S

  89. frits August 26th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Ahh, good one Pete! Your criticism of Girardi proved too loquacious for my simple criticism creator!

  90. aardvark August 26th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Manny’s absence is almost balanced out by the fact that the Red Sox have a real shortstop now. Julio Lugo can stay on the DL for the rest of the season as far as I’m concerned.

  91. Al from BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Doreen- I agree however I think he is probably the last guy to be worried about in the top of that line-up. Youk is more dangerous IMO.

  92. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Truth is that Pedroia (we’ll call him Golum from now on) and He-Kills-us are the new faces to dislike in the rivalry together with Paplebum. I can’t much hate Papi even though he has done lots of damage against us. He is just always smiling. But of the other three, Golum and Hekills should be beaned repeatedly until they stop crowding the plate and someone should let a bat (inadvertently) fly towards Paplebum a couple of times to get him rattled.

  93. Al from BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Heres to a speedy return for the Wanger. Like it or not he is a tremendous pitcher if he is in the rotation we have 10 more wins at least.

  94. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Pedroia is one of the MOST clutch guys on the team. Even if he if Sam from Lord of the Rings. That Hobbit can rake. We need to keep Sam and Ortiz down this series.

  95. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Just a couple of more hours until Andy’s first ennervating walk of the game.

  96. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Ill try this one more time.

    Pedroia is one of the most clutch guys on the sox. Even though he is Smeagal from Lord of the Rings(changed it from Sam). The best hitting Hobbit iv seen. Keep him and Ortiz in check and we will sweep.

  97. Al from BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    “Truth is that Pedroia (we’ll call him Golum from now on) and He-Kills-us are the new faces to dislike in the rivalry together with Paplebum. I can’t much hate Papi even though he has done lots of damage against us. He is just always smiling. But of the other three, Golum and Hekills should be beaned repeatedly until they stop crowding the plate and someone should let a bat (inadvertently) fly towards Paplebum a couple of times to get him rattled.”

    Very true I honestly hate these guys more than the “idiots” At least guys like Nomar, Mueller and Millar were a bit humble. Youk, Pap, and Papelbum are all overrated, cocky products of the ESPN/Sux nation. We’ll see who has a better career when the time comes Cano or Pedroia.

  98. Stephen August 26th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Pete, your 4:34 update will cause this blog to explode.

    I agree with you though. Just sayin’.

  99. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Al from BK -

    Okay – first Youk, then ‘droyer. I can’t stand Youkilis.

  100. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Ill try this one more time.

    Pedroia is Clutch this year. Even though he is Smeagal from Lord of the Rings(changed it from Sam). The best hitting Elf iv seen. Keep him and Ortiz in check and we will sweep.

  101. jennifer August 26th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Than Joe should just we have a plan, I just don’t want to tell you what it is, as it is fluid. End of story, now stop asking me!!

  102. al arodien August 26th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Cavern

    Who’s Yastrzemski?

    he is the left fielder who watches buckey dent’s home run sail out of fenway park when the yanks won 3-2 over the sox in a tiebreaker game. he is to boston like mantle is for new york!

  103. zztu August 26th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    If this offense come alive for the last month we cruise into the playoffs.

  104. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Except Mantle had a few more rings to show around at family gatherings!

  105. Al from BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Honestly though where is Whozat. I miss his constant analysis of my petty statements.

  106. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    This is our season. This weekend.

    I will not allow myself to think negatively. We can do this. We can win.

  107. Jeter Girl August 26th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Why does Girardi always have Giambi hit after Alex? Put freakin’ Nady behind A-Rod, Alex needs some protection…jeez!

  108. 2008 Yankees August 26th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    The Yankees don’t see the RS for a month and then you look at their lineup and wonder if ST started all over again.
    This is NOT the same kind of lineup we are used to seeing out of the RS.

  109. LLIME August 26th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Joe Girardi has a plan and there is a reason he is getting contentious when asked about it.

    His plan is to wait until the 9th inning of today’s game when we are up 7-2. Edwar will come in and get Ortiz out. Then Joe will come out and signal for Britton to come out of the pen.

    Joba will then come out of the pen instead and the umps will think it is Britton and he will throw a pitch at Youkallis.

  110. zztu August 26th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Yeah there line-up is much inferior to are but watch the hit with RISP compared to ours

  111. al arodien August 26th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    if the yanks make the playoffs who will be the reason?!

  112. zztu August 26th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    mosse and pettite and god forbid Pavano for 4-5 wins

  113. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    “if the yanks make the playoffs who will be the reason?!”

    Pavano

  114. chambliss August 26th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    “The Yankees don’t see the RS for a month and then you look at their lineup and wonder if ST started all over again.
    This is NOT the same kind of lineup we are used to seeing out of the RS.”

    True, but this is more or less the same lineup that has been winning games for the Sox for the past three weeks. The Yankees need to get to Wakefield early and keep him from getting into a rhythm.

  115. Al from BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    ““if the yanks make the playoffs who will be the reason?!”

    Pavano”

    His name is Carl Pavano and he is our savior.

  116. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Yastrzemski wasn’t within light years of Mickey Mantle. He was at least close to being Al Kaline…and, contradict what somebody said earlier….Yastrzemski was not a “nice or classy guy”. Not to fans or anybody else. He was a punk when he attended Notre Dame, too.

  117. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    “2008 Yankees
    August 26th, 2008 at 4:57 pm
    The Yankees don’t see the RS for a month and then you look at their lineup and wonder if ST started all over again.
    This is NOT the same kind of lineup we are used to seeing out of the RS.”

    The problem though is that the RS are a team, they play as a team and they win as a team, they really don’t seem to care who plays what, as someone always steps up. They actually thrive on Brian Roberts, Jacoby Ellsbury, Youkillis (before he was an all-star), Jed Lowrie, Coco Crisp, Clay Buckholz, John Lester or Hideki Okajima stepping up and doing something unforeseen. Everyone contributes and if someone doesn’t hit or play good defense, then someone else does.

    In our case, we are a lineup of stars with everyone expected to perform well, so other teams don’t lose focus like our pitchers do and they play us tough all the way through, and inevitably (since 2000 at least) we end up on the short end of the stick at some point in the season. The Yankees need to go back to little league and play the game with pasion the way Pedroia, Youkilis, Ellsbury, Lowrie, Lester and even Crisp play the game. Then we can go out and use superior talent to just kick their butts.

  118. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Memo to Yankee batters.
    If its high let it fly. Low let it go. At least thats what iv heard.

  119. saucY August 26th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    “Yastrzemski was not a “nice or classy guy”. ”

    so it’s no wonder they love him so much!

  120. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I mean, Papi was out for 50 or so games and JD Drew became an all-star hitting number 3 all of a sudden, he even became the All-star game MVP. Mike Lowell couldn’t hit the ball with a cricket bat in Florida and all of a sudden he is hitting 300 and is WS MVP, Crisp was trade bait last year and he gets re-energized, Bay gets traded to Boston and he makes Manny look like Enrique Wilson, its ridiculous.

  121. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    “They actually thrive on Brian Roberts, Jacoby Ellsbury, Youkillis (before he was an all-star), Jed Lowrie, Coco Crisp, Clay Buckholz, John Lester or Hideki Okajima stepping up and doing something unforeseen.”

    Well thats fine and all but we have Gardner to counter that waiting to be unleashed.

  122. rover August 26th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Now if only Joe G would move Giambi down, maybe protecting Cano, maybe just maybe, things would get even better. jmo

  123. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    “Well thats fine and all but we have Gardner to counter that waiting to be unleashed.”

    Actually I would much rather have Cody Ransom or Brett Gardner in there instead of Giambi right now, Giambi completely blows, and the truth is Gardner was starting to get some key hits until Matsui came back.

  124. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Sorry, but, Yastrzemski had the same temperment as Ted Williams. Fans may have idiolized Yastrzemski, but, they didn’t love him. Mantle was the same way. At least Mantle and Williams had reasons. The media and fans crucified them for much of their careers, mainly because they weren’t comfortable with them. They were constantly misquoted. Williams had a jerk named Dave Egan and Mantle had Jimmy Cannon, Dick Young and Henry Hecht that delighted in trashing them daily.

  125. Al from BK(Practice doesn't make perfect, Calvin Pace makes perfect.) August 26th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Alright I’m off to run some errands I might miss first pitch I’m counting on you guys/gals to keep me informed when I return.

  126. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    The endless comparison of Yaz and Mantle is not warranted. Mantle won six WS (I think) and Yaz won exactly 0. Williams was one of the best players of his or any generation, but again, the comparisons end when the players are called upon to display their WS hardware, of which Williams had NONE!

  127. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Pancho, I missed the trade that sent Brian Roberts from Baltimore to Boston. Who did Baltimore get?

  128. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    No rehab plan in place… that’s high comedy.

    The only remaining questions are, who lied to Joba, when did they do it, and what revenge does he have planned?

  129. jane2 August 26th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Jennifer, Re 4:37 post, I still don’t get it, what?

  130. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Not Brian Roberts, sorry, Dave Roberts. The guy that now plays for San Diego who pinch ran for Millar in game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, stole second and scored the tying run in the ninth.

  131. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Pancho,
    Didnt Giambi hit a go ahead homer just this last series? We will move on past Giambi in the offseason. Hes our dh with a glove this year. No point in getting your blood boiling. Cash and Girardi arent listening or reading your blog. I like the suggestion someone had yesterday. Aubrey Huff for 09.

    Crisp re energized? Batting 257. Id hate to see what hes like when hes not.

    Manny look like enrique? Hes hitting .367 with L.A. Did you mean Manny making Bay look like Wilson?

  132. Dave D August 26th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    The Joba rehab plan is probably entirely dependent on where we are in the standings by the end of the week. If we gain ground and look like we are starting to take off, he will probably be back sometime on the 10 game trip. If we lose ground or have a mediocre 3-3 homestand, they will probably shut him down or continue to baby him and take the process slowly.

    I don’t think the Yankees themselves know what they are going to do, they are taking a wait and see approach. Either way, just for everyone’s peace of mind going into the offseason, Joba needs to get into a couple of games. Can’t have this injury lingering in all winter in the back of his head. If he’s healthy, he should get that opportunity to pitch.

  133. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Nick, rumor has it that Chamberlain is so upset by Girardi and Cashman lying about his injury that he plans on leaving when he’s a free agent…..in 5 years. I heard also that the media is helping Chamberlain in his planned escape because they, too, are tired of bein lied to.

  134. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Fuentes on waivers-will be picked up by a NL contender.

    If we thught we needed another lefty arm in the bullpen, we should have put a claim in for Eddie Guardado, whom the Twins got for hamburger!!!!

    Lester at about 170 innings-so we might stand a chance.

    If we lose 3 straight we should try and pass all our FAs thru waivers to see if we can get something in return, and in Giambi’s case, just dump his contract for no return, if some team is stupid enough to claim him.

  135. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    GB, those are the same rumors I’m hearing. They broke Joba’s heart with their lies and now he plans to break the team apart — in 2013.

  136. blazini August 26th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    the yanks really need this game. i don’t see them sweeping the series without a win tonight.

  137. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I heard Joba is going to blow his arm out before he leaves. Is that true?

    Pancho,
    Please dont have us re live 04 or 01′s 9th inning.

  138. Tank August 26th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Dave, not to mention that Girardi has no say in this anyway, Cashman isin’t going to let him make the rehab decisions for our prized young pitcher. Nardi and the medical staff are probably just relaying instructions to Girardi to have him follow through with.

  139. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    S.O.S. Crisp has come up big with RISP on several games this year. He gets on base and steals bases, something we really haven’t had. Whatever Manny is doing in L.A. does not matter, what matters is that Bay has been with Boston for 21 games and they have not missed a beat, he is hitting 333 with 4 homers, 3 doubles, a tripple, 18 rbi and over 900 ops, apart from having a 966 fielding percentage and making a game saving play the other day.

    As regards Giambi, I hope he does well, but for every homer he hits he grounds into five double plays at the worst possible time.

  140. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    That’s correct. I heard it on the DFox channel. Not sure how the media will smuggle him out of NY, unless it’s in the trunk of their car. Chamberlain certainly won’t be able to ride inside of the car with the media types, since at least three are involved and given the size of a couple of them…just not possible.

  141. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Who comes back to start first? Hughes or Joba?

  142. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Maybe Girardi meant “no clue” when he said “no plan”.

  143. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Forgot, Kenny Rogers cleared waivers. We should claim him, because if we get to the WS could it be like 1996 again, where he lost but we made a comback in 3rd game on a Jim Leyritz homer and eventually beat the Braves.Kenny Rogers is in the top 5 of successful pitchers for other teams who could not pitch well for us!!

  144. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Sorry about the bad memories, but they should be a rallying cry every year until we win again.

  145. Chris August 26th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    “As regards Giambi, I hope he does well, but for every homer he hits he grounds into five double plays at the worst possible time”

    Have you watched a Yankee game yet this season????? Giambi has hit into FIVE double plays all year. You must have him confused with someone else. See: Jeter, Derek or Rodriguez, Alex. Those are your double play guys. Giambi just likes to pop up with a runner on second.

  146. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    GB, because Edwar actually takes up negative space, Joba can be smuggled out hiding inside the optical illusion that Edwar creates when he turns sideways.

    That plan could be foiled if Girardi ever lets ice cream back into the clubhouse.

  147. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    “The only remaining questions are, who lied to Joba, when did they do it, and what revenge does he have planned?”

    There has to be a “Who knew what?” and “When did they know it” in there someplace.

  148. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    “Forgot, Kenny Rogers cleared waivers. We should claim him, because if we get to the WS could it be like 1996 again, where he lost but we made a comback in 3rd game on a Jim Leyritz homer and eventually beat the Braves.Kenny Rogers is in the top 5 of successful pitchers for other teams who could not pitch well for us!!”

    Amen to that. Plus we dont need anymore lolly pop throwers. Unless he comes to us with that crap on his hand from his World Series run.

  149. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Or strike out with a runner on third and two outs. You are right, must have confused him with Jeter and A-Rod. How could Giambi hit into double plays if he keeps coming up with two outs because someone else already did the job for him. Forget I wrote anything about Giambi and Double-plays.

  150. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Pancho, even for an exaggeration, Giambi grounding into 5 DPs for every homer is laughable. He’s hit into 5 all year.

  151. frits August 26th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Really looking forward to hearing Petes criticism of bellicheat and his non disclosure about bradys foot. I’m sure he will be similarly disgusted.

    I guess I just want to know what girardi did. Did he kill petes dog or something?

  152. Chris August 26th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you. That’s all I ask. Giambi is a selfless player, he’ll only screw himself over. Unlike Jeter and A-Rod, the most selfish players hogging up all the GIDP for themselves!

  153. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Chris-
    Agree -with Giambi’s uppercut, it’s usually in this order-strikeout-popout-flyout-long single-double-homerun for his .250 something batting average.

  154. hank hal August 26th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Poor Britton, He probably is wondering where all the ice cream went.

  155. RalphieD August 26th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    “the yanks really need this game. i don’t see them sweeping the series without a win tonight”

    way to state the obvious lol

  156. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Cant stand how secretive Girardi is with injuries and player status’. The whole Marte thing from the other night was just ridiculous. I have to imagine as a beat reporter you want to drill this guy in the head for all the bs he feeds journalists.

  157. Chris August 26th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Yankee Trader,

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. I’m a HUGE Giambi fan, but he can really frustrate me sometimes. But then again, that’s what the entire team excels at, frustrating fans.

  158. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Chris, you’re as bad as Pancho. Don’t let truth get in the way. Rodriguez has 11, Abreu has 13, Cano has 17 and Cabrera has 10. Try again.

  159. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    “That plan could be foiled if Girardi ever lets ICE CREAM back into the clubhouse.”

    frits,
    Could that be the reason?

  160. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    As Earl Weaver used to tell his players-if you’re going up to bat, with less than two outs, thinking I hope i don’t hit into a DP, just strikeout!

  161. Chris August 26th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    I never said A-Rod was leading the team. But his double plays all come at crucial spots in the games. Extra innings, runners at the corner with one out. A-Rod is the best at really making his Dp’s count

  162. Paulie D August 26th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    GreenBeret:
    not sure how you differentiate between “idolize” and “love” but I think it’s safe to say the RS fans got behind their 18-time allstar. Now, it’s true that Yaz was a bit of a recluse when it came to the press, but screw THEM (except you, Pete LOL). Boston Sports press, particularly one Curly Haired Boyfriend (Shaughnessy)–h/t to Carl Crawford for that outstanding nickname–are a bunch of sh!tstirrers, so it’s a small wonder Yaz (and Rice) blew off the media.

  163. Patrick â„¢ August 26th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Joe Girardi is obviously a pathological liar. I think Joba and Pete should team up to cure Girardi of his lying ways. Clearly they have both been deeply injured by his many fabrications.

  164. frits August 26th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    girardi is no different than tons of other professional managers. They don’t have to disclose jack and they don’t owe beat writers anything. Yet… I never read any other reporter complaining about girardi. Just pete. That’s why it’s interesting. Maybe petes mad bc they don’t give him any scoops?

  165. Pancho August 26th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    When people start taking things too seriously its time to bow out. Gotta go. Will leave you with just one question:

    Britton has to be getting ice cream somewhere else if it’s not in the clubhouse, no? I mean look at him. Girardi’s rule doesn’t extend to the minors, I guess.

  166. frits August 26th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    SOS – I think you have hit the nail on the head.

  167. Patrick â„¢ August 26th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    They should just make Britton jog back and forth between New York and Scranton. That way he loses weight and the Yankees save thousands of dollars in gas money/air fares.

  168. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Ice cream? Scoops? Yes.

  169. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Chris, nobody on this team has killed rallies as much as Jeter and his 19. It must be a terrible thing to hate a player you don’t know, because you’re afraid he’ll steal some spotlight from your idol.

  170. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Wasnt there some lying game show recently on t.v.? Maybe they should all go to it and get the truth. I can see it now.

    Pete-Girardi tell me the truth!!
    Girardi-You cant handle the truth!!
    Joba-Hello…Im here ya know.

  171. Chris August 26th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    “Chris, nobody on this team has killed rallies as much as Jeter and his 19. It must be a terrible thing to hate a player you don’t know, because you’re afraid he’ll steal some spotlight from your idol.”

    What are you talking about?

  172. HR Predictions August 26th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    today i’m feeling a good ole beat down(and maybe actually a fight, if the fight does happen someone needs to knock out youk) i feeling a 14-2 win

  173. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Double Plays hit into by some good/great Yankee Players:

    Winfield-30-1983
    Matsui-25-2003
    O’Neill-25-1995
    Posada-24-2004
    Randolph-24-1985

    Jim Rice ranks 1st AL with 36-1984 Red Sox

  174. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Chris, just seems odd to trash a player and have to invent the reasons why. It’s almost like a bunch of junior high school girls hating the new girl because the boys are paying attention to her.

  175. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    OT-Strahan staying retired. Time to shine Kiwi

  176. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    “Chris, just seems odd to trash a player and have to invent the reasons why. It’s almost like a bunch of junior high school girls hating the new girl because the boys are paying attention to her.”

    Her name wouldnt have been Erin. Would it?

  177. Chris August 26th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I really have no idea what you’re talking about, but I digress.

  178. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    “OT-Strahan staying retired.”

    Have so much respect for him. Its really not about the money. Maybe Faaaav re should take notes.

  179. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    “Girardi’s rule doesn’t extend to the minors, I guess.”

    Girardi’s rule doesn’t extend to the train stations, bus stations, and airports.

  180. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I am a Jets fan, but I have tremendous respect for Strahan.

  181. mel (Let's go Yankees! clap, clap, blah, blah, blah) August 26th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    So no Venezuelan or is Cashman waiting for the birth certificate?

  182. mark007 August 26th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    michael kay was 100% right on hughes, he is not special like joba and ed wade would laugh if we offered him for oswalt.

  183. PJH August 26th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    I must say Girardi has been a disapointment. He is like Joe Torre version 2.0. Just sits back waiting for the big innings an homeruns, does not seem to get on guys like Cano enough. I thought we were getting a no BS manager who’s strategy was to be aggressive and make things happen instead of waiting for them.

  184. Forntoso August 26th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    So we didn’t sign a young, athletic CF from Venezuela who has 5 tools and is better than Tabata and compares to Andru Jones?

    Is this guy the next Salcado/Jose-Jose?

  185. laphroaig32 August 26th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Paulie D: That was Carl “Dinosaurs ain’t real” EVERETT, not Carl Crawford who nicknamed CHB.

  186. hank hal August 26th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Girardi did stop playing Betemit, so thats a start.

  187. you gotta have faith August 26th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    the yankees definitly have the upper hand this series, even though we are down, we now have some sort of stability in the lineup and in the way we are playing, the sux are injured and this is our chance!

    im dissappointed that joba cannot pitch during this series, i really do love when he throws at a sux’s head and then strikes him out. oh joba how i miss thee. :(

  188. PJH August 26th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    mark007- I disagree. Joba has a strong possibility of being a number 1 starter based on stuff alone. There are very few guys in the game that maintain a mid to high 90′s fastball for a whole game. Just because a guy does not throw in the high 90′s does not keep them from being a “special” pitcher. There is no reason at all to say Hughes can’t develop into a top flite starter. One think you have to remember is Joba has such good stuff that he can by with things that Hughes can’t.

  189. Jeter2007 August 26th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    praying for a sweep

    if we lose this series, it will get very very bad

  190. C August 26th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Wasn’t Hughes supposed to have Mark Prior stuff and even his teammates in ST called him the “baby rocket” 2 years ago?

    His stuff has not been impressive at all at the ML level.

  191. Dave D August 26th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    It start tonight. Cannot lose this game under any circumstances. Time to see what this team is made of. Look at that Sox lineup. Lowrie? Cash? Baisley? Crisp? No excuses.

  192. Ace August 26th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Is it do-or-die we at least win this series?

  193. you gotta have faith August 26th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    on the subject of hughes i think everyone should relax, not everyone is going to be like joba and have a good transition to the majors, many pitchers come back and surprise you, i guess we just have to wait for hughes to surprise us.

  194. S.o.S.27( Anyone seen whozat,hmmm,raymag?) August 26th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    “Wasn’t Hughes supposed to have Mark Prior stuff and even his teammates in ST called him the “baby rocket” 2 years ago?”

    Can i add that Posada said he had the best stuff in spring training 2 years ago.

  195. Iris August 26th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    This series will be tense indeed. I sense a brawl. Too bad Chamberlain is not around. Oh well. Go yankees!! Hey red sox, whos your daddy?!

  196. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    So tonight is one the first must wins of the season. Hopefully the good Pettitte will show up.

  197. kidjock August 26th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    we will not lose this series. manny killed the yanks pitching. They will/ should walk Ortiz every at-bat. And no one in the back of the lineup scares me.

  198. Joe Monte August 26th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Why would you ever agree with Michael Kay?

  199. you gotta have faith August 26th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    if our bats are awake tonight this game should be fun, actually scratch that the whole series/rest of the year should be fun!

  200. PAT M August 26th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Phil Hughes is 22 years old…..Give it a little time….We’ve seen small samples of his outstanding talent…..This kid will round out and be a tremendous starting pitcher…..More pressure has been bestowed upon him than any Yankee pitcher in recent memory, and that includes veteran Free Agent types, Rodgers, Whitson, and so on…I hope you get my drift, he’s still a kid…..

  201. mel (Let's go Yankees! clap, clap, blah, blah, blah) August 26th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Check out Jennings’ SWB blog for a note about Nardi catching something with Hughes’ delivery when watching film.

    Nardi also had great things to say about some of the Scranton pitchers.

    The Trenton blog also had an article about Victor Zambrano being the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. :shock:

  202. Neutral fan August 26th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Let’s go Sox!

    Let’s go Yanks!

    Woohoooooooooooooo!

  203. randy l August 26th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    “I hope you get my drift, he’s still a kid…..”

    pat m-

    that’s precisely what he is, and it was beyond absurd to have bet the house on hughes, kennedy , and joba for this year.

    hughes still has a shot at being a very good pitcher, but he needs time to develop at his own pace without the pressure of a pennant race hanging on every pitch.

    i’m not in a good mood with the yankees being in the position they are in. the only thing that will change that is a sweep.

  204. mel (Let's go Yankees! clap, clap, blah, blah, blah) August 26th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Some coward sending anonymous e-mail to Cashman. Santana wouldn’t kick start our offense.

    There was something about the unsigned e-mail that bothered Brian Cashman — the unusually sarcastic note hit a nerve when it told the Yankees’ general manager “You’re no Theo Epstein.”

    The e-mail didn’t stop there: It went on to repeat a familiar second guess in New York this summer, that Cashman was paying the price for signing Andy Pettitte when he could’ve traded for Johan Santana.

    To this, the Yankees executive hit the reply button and returned fire:

    “We signed Pettitte and kept our other assets,” Cashman wrote. “I’m sorry you were led to believe otherwise.”

  205. you gotta have faith August 26th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    how can you be a neutral fan with such an intense rivary??
    i can understand mets/yanks neutrality but suxs/yanks? wow.

  206. randy l August 26th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    … a yankee sweep that is.

  207. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) August 26th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Alas, we probably won’t know Manny is gone. Jason Bay ( hitting 0.333 !!! ) will go 4 for 5 with 2 homeruns and 7 RBI.

  208. randy l August 26th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    “Let’s go Sox!
    Let’s go Yanks!
    Woohoooooooooooooo!”

    i thought lobodomies were illegal.

  209. chico esquela August 26th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    beesbol has been … berry berry good to me!

  210. donald fagen August 26th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    iris … a-rod is our daddy?

  211. YanksFanForever August 26th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    This series will tell what kind of a team this is. If they’re swept, they don’t deserve a spot in the playoffs. If they sweep, good to know they’re haven’t quit on us all.

    I hate MLB Extra innings…they’re giving the NESN feed…and they’re playing in New York…it’s screwed up

  212. dennis August 26th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    joba vs. beckett would have been awesome, damn injuries!

  213. you gotta have faith August 26th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    ugh i absolutely hate the people who think that with santana we would be number 1, of course we would have helped especially with the pitchers we have now, but with the offense being offensive it would not have made much of a difference

  214. Dave D August 26th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    We need to lineup Victor Zombrano to pitch against Kazmir next week in Tampa. Just for comedic value.

  215. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Present and accounted for. No time to read all the posts except the last few.

    I have NESN all the time when Yanks play Sux.

    Here’s some upcoming fun. Sux next series against White
    Sox. Time for us to make up even more ground – and if we keep playing well we will make up ground on one or the other!

    GO YANKEES!

  216. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    GO YANKS!

  217. mel (Let's go Yankees! clap, clap, blah, blah, blah) August 26th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    And we’re under way! Love having Molina back there!

  218. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Sit Down King RAT! :)

  219. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    where was THAT pitch???

    AND THAT ONE!!!!!

  220. kidjock August 26th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    trisha – just in time for the boston massacre

  221. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    come on andy, strikes

  222. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    kidjock, according to Remy the Yankees need to sweep to basically have any hope for the postseason…

  223. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) August 26th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Jason Bay, Yankee Killer — Variation on the theme of Manny Ramirez ?

  224. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    c’mon Andy

  225. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Is Andy getting squeezed or do I have a ridiculous camera angle????

  226. kidjock August 26th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    boston just put drew on the dl and he’s been carrying them. Who does he think is hitting in this line-up?

  227. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Andy, come on now, control!

  228. EY August 26th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Strike zone, find it.

  229. NongEyeJon August 26th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    He did have his control…until the ump decided to squeeze him on both sides of the plate.

  230. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Reynolds has an insanely tight strike zone tinight. It had better be that tight on Wakefield.

  231. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    “He did have his control…until the ump decided to squeeze him on both sides of the plate.”

    Thank you. I knew I wasn’t seeing things.

  232. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    there you go.

  233. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    ***tonight***

  234. abe August 26th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    yankees better get the same tight strike zone. geesh. that was ridiculous.

  235. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Have the Yankee broadcasters made any comments about the strike zone?

    Remy hasn’t.

  236. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    seem like we getting squeezed a lil bit..

  237. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    To be fair – if the strike zone is tight it benefits the Yanks –

    Facing a knuckleballer who has to hit a small target is a pretty good set up. Just zone a pitch and crush it. :)

  238. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    seems like he didnt get the check george sent him..

  239. mel August 26th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Boo on the ump. Giving them extra outs. Let’s go bats.

  240. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    “yankees better get the same tight strike zone. geesh. that was ridiculous.”

    Ortiz got strike three twice and ended up walking.

  241. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    abe
    August 26th, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    yankees better get the same tight strike zone. geesh. that was ridiculous.

    Agreed, that strike zone is tight on both sides as wee as the lower end.

    I won’t care as long as the Yankees get the benefit.

  242. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Get to work bats

  243. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    K zone wasn’t that bad, except for Ortiz. Looked like two strikes were called balls, maybe three. Other than that, he ump was clean.

  244. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    * the ump was clean

  245. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Kay and co haven’t said anything about the strike zone.

  246. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    OH JOHNNY BE GOOD!

  247. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    great start.. come on andy!!!

  248. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    I think Wake is ok.

  249. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Positively Damonic.

  250. blackdragon905 August 26th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    DAMON!!!!!!!!!!!!

  251. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

    Unfortunately you don’t get the same excitement from the NESN broadcasters so I wasn’t sure if it was gone or foul!

  252. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Nice way to start the game Johnny!

  253. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    w–t!

    wtfg Johnny!

  254. 213 Area Code August 26th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    DAMON! Yesssssssss!

  255. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Wow, Youkilis was playing REALLY deep against Jeter.

    Does anybody know if it’s abnormally difficult to bunt a knuckler?

  256. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    go jays 1-0 on tampa

  257. ASH August 26th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    catching a knuckleball is hard. doing anything is hard with the knuckleball

  258. mel August 26th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    We would all be passed out by now if we were playing a “knuckleball” drinking game with the YES crew.

  259. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    “Does anybody know if it’s abnormally difficult to bunt a knuckler?”

    It is supposed to be hard for the catcher to catch (ref – mirabelli) so bunting would be a blooper ready to happen.

  260. blackdragon905 August 26th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    how was that a strike, what a terrible start by the ump

  261. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I demand replay on balls and strikes! funny how any pitch wake threw was a strike and Andy’s were balls. that last strike call on Alex was a joke!

  262. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I knew it.

    Umpires have a tendency of giving Wakefield the LOWER strike because they assume (wrongly) that all his knuckleballs “dropped” into the catcher’s glove.

    Whereas if Pettite’s pitch sails across the same plane, he won’t get that call.

    Sucks but true.

  263. Tantron Willoughby August 26th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    WHAT A CONCEPT: The Yankees have played pretry much the same lineup for the last seven games. They have gone .312/.365/.538 and averaged 6.6 runs.

    Maybe Girardi should take a lesson from the master, aka Torre, and use common sense with a stable line up. Micromanaging a bunch of veterans is the sign of a true moron. Maybe Florida isnt in the Bronx???!!

  264. fat lady August 26th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    You guys going to complain about the third strike call on Lowrie?

  265. pat August 26th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    “The Yankees have played pretry much the same lineup for the last seven games. They have gone .312/.365/.538 and averaged 6.6 runs.”

    Wonder if Jeter sitting in on the meeting with Hal and Company last week had anything to do with the line-up stability.

  266. DD August 26th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Well, them Mets keep steamrolling to the world Series, 2-0 already.

  267. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    “You guys going to complain about the third strike call on Lowrie?”

    The way the ump is calling the game now Wakefield would have gotten that pitch that Pettitte threw +3 more inches outside.

  268. randy l August 26th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    “Does anybody know if it’s abnormally difficult to bunt a knuckler?”

    you have to hold the bat with a knuckle ball grip.

  269. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I don’t care if Pettite gives up 7 runs tonight.

    He’s pitching well and he’s run into tough luck.

  270. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    You know, I had my grad school orientation yesterday and they had free alcohol.

    Andy, can we please get out of this inning?

  271. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Man, Molina really got rocked on that foul ball.

  272. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    awful luck this inning for Andy. :(

  273. EDUB August 26th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    ridiculous

  274. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Three hits and only one mistake pitch. That hurt.

  275. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    “He’s pitching well and he’s run into tough luck.”

    Definitely agree with that.

  276. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    So does ARod realize there is a game tonight?

    He is in a severe funk both offensively and defensively.

  277. DD August 26th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    It must feels good to be a Mets fan. Especially now.

  278. mel August 26th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Let’s go, guys.

  279. DubP Los Angeles August 26th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    what’s a jeff bailey?

    is lowell hurt?

    looking at this boston lineup… we should absolutely slaughter this team

  280. Fran August 26th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Hi everyone. Just got in. Looks like Andy had some tough luck in the top of the inning.

  281. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Sux announced that Beckett will start Friday night against the White Sox, so those of you who were worried about Beckett’s injury can rest easy.

    I myself never gave it a second thought.

  282. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    DD, clearly you have not met the Mets bullpen.

  283. Paulie D August 26th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Wake’s sh!t is dancin tonight. Andy looks good. I see a 3-2 game

  284. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    lavender first game right?

    That called strike three was at his ankles. Not exactly sure how he is supposed to hit that?

    Two cheap singles, the were dribblers, he was playing deep doesn’t exactly have a chance to get it.

  285. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Hey Fran. So far the umpire has done his part in helping some Sux players get on base. He has a very tight strike zone – for Andy.

  286. mel August 26th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Wakefield vs. Giambi

    Power pitcher & power hitter in a beer league.

  287. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    We were this far back in 1995 for real?

  288. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    and you can drive a truck through Wake’s zone.

  289. timo August 26th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    At the start of the year Melky was the CF. With that being the case, you couldn’t have the same lineup every day or you would be sitting somebody making more than $10m a year. Melky playing himself out of job (and Matsui coming back) established the conditions for a set lineup.

  290. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    So do we assume that major league umpires have no rooting interests or no teams they dislike? I know they are supposed to be neutral. Just wondered if people thought any prejudices creep into their calls.

  291. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    “and you can drive a truck through Wake’s zone.”

    It’s true. Pettitte isn’t even close to getting that first pitch that was called a strike to Cano.

  292. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I LOVE THAT MOLINA!

  293. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Good for Goose, good for the Gander. What the hell is a Gander anyway?

  294. blackdragon905 August 26th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    nice job molina!

  295. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you God for Matsui.

    And Jose Molina, one of Cashman’s best trades!

  296. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Jose is my favorite Molina.
    2-1 Yanks

  297. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    YES!!!

    Another lead to work with.

    Want insurance.

    Want LOTS of insurance!

  298. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    trisha

    Absolutely!!

  299. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    w00t!

    wtfg Jose! :)

  300. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Jeff NJ I’m thinking one is male and one is female but not sure. Will look it up.

  301. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Ok, normally I would refrain from blaming the umpires in favor of blaming multi-millionaires, but this umpire’s zone expands more that Rush Limbaugh’s mouth…

    Announcer: What is the strike zone in baseball.

    Umpire: tonight, a strike was a pitch I saw. The speed of Wakefield’s ball makes it hard to detect the location. So if the glove had a pop sound, i called a strike.

    Announcer: But what if the pitch was out of the zone.

    Umpire: Zone, the zone is what I say it is when my eyes are open.

  302. Rafael August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    c’mom johnny, 1 more

  303. Bill from NJ August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    ok, lets go andy…

  304. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Jenn did you see the links I left for you about the Cooperstown hotels?

  305. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    If the game stays close, I could see Joe getting tossed because of the differences in the zone.

    If you have a crappy zone at least let it be the same for both pitchers.

  306. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Trisha: One thing I plan on doing on my blog in the offseason is looking at the various home plate umpires for the Yankees’ this season and seeing what the Yankee won-loss records are.

    I know that can’t possibly tell the whole story, but I think the results might be interesting. I have my own theories that I’ll keep silent on for now.

  307. mel August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Boo, JD! Party pooper!

  308. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    The sad thing is, everybody knows Pudge would have made an out there. Way to go Molina!

  309. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I don’t know how Molina got the bat on the ball on that outside pitch, but considering it’s a mid 60s pitch, Jose had plenty of time to lean out there.

  310. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    trisha no, which thread is it in?

  311. Fran August 26th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    The line-up is so much better with Matsui in it.

    Nice that the Yanks did the same thing back to Boston – 3 base hits after 2 outs for a run.

  312. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Jeff: I think gander is a kid goose.

  313. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Here we go…. the two clowns on NESN are opining how the yankees should have traded their 2 young pitchers for Santana.

  314. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Andy, look, can we *please* keep the Yankee leads?

  315. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    “Jeff: I think gander is a kid goose.”

    Good God – a Gander is a male goose.

    Rebecca – Ump w/l is a great idea – another one would be catcher ERA.

  316. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Rebecca, I think that will be awesome to do and can’t wait to see what you find. Please give us a headsup when you’ve done that. Sometimes it really makes you crazy to see some of these calls and you think there has to be something totally wrong with the umpire’s eyes.

    I have a feeling this isn’t going to be an easy game…

    Remy calling out Damon’s fielding.

  317. pat August 26th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    A gander is a male goose

  318. JoeT 28 in 09!! I WILL BE RIGHT ABOUT PAVANO!! 5-0 down the stretch August 26th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Youk is so ugly ughhhh

  319. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

  320. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Great job, Andy.

  321. youk August 26th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    YYYoooouuuuukkk

  322. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Give Andy a lead and he will give it right back.

  323. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    crap

  324. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Pettitte has sucked big time everytime we needed him to come up big for us this year.

  325. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Okay, Andy, right now I will settle for an out.

  326. Fleas August 26th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Jeter is pathetic.

  327. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Trisha, I don’t think the umps favor teams as much as they issues with certain players, and, it usually shows.

  328. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Yeah, but that’s the end of their good hitters for a little while. Whew.

  329. meowfest August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Jeter is easily the worst defensive shortstop in the AL.

  330. pat August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    That was really past a diving Jeter

  331. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    damn we need outs

  332. Vrsce August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    If you think Boston is getting shut down by any Yankee pitcher, think again.

    The only way the Yankees sweep is to outslug them.

  333. DMan August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Andy doesn’t look good at all. Could be a long night.

  334. j August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    a bunch of bloops and bleeders. yanks will need about 5 more runs though.

  335. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    found it trisha, thanks for the links!!

  336. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    3 outs Andy. come on

  337. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    TK: Catcher’s ERA is also a good one…the umpire one will take a bit longer I think because the only way I know how to do it is go game by game.

    Fortunately the ESPN game recaps usually include the umpiring crew as well.

  338. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    this is really frustrating

  339. meowfest August 26th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Rob from New York…

    What were Remy and Orsillo saying re: Santana?

    Thanks.

  340. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    We need a good pitcher.

  341. j August 26th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    well i guess pitches down the middle are not strikes anymore. funny.

  342. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    this is really frustrating.. we need wins now

  343. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    :)

    Jenn, was just getting ready to post them again. Glad you found them.

  344. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Pettitte I believe hurled a couple gems ahead of tonite’s start. Boston has not been kind to him since his return to the Yankees though.

  345. MLL August 26th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    In a must win game Andy does this?

    Come on.

  346. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    about time

  347. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    AR Sucks, you’re a few brain cells short. Still. Get some at IQ-R-US.

  348. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Pete’s post the other day highlighted the fact that Moose and Pettitte have 15 starts remaining and that was a good thing.

    I would like AP to start making that happen!

  349. pat August 26th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Big DP for Andy. The Sox hit into them too. Who knew?

  350. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    They didn’t belabor the point. Rem Dog just stated that the Yankees would have been a much better team if they’d traded the two young pitchers who “have given them nothing all year long.” Gotta love being short-sighted.

  351. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    He’s at 57 pitches; 6 hits; 2 walks. Lucky to get through 5.

  352. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Not too impressed with the difference in strike zones.

    Are they playing at Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park? Sheesh.

  353. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    One thing you know about Pettitte is that he’s going to battle.

  354. MLL August 26th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    When we need Pettitte to throw a gem he does this??

  355. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    “Gotta love being short-sighted.”

    Gotta also love completely ignoring that a lot of the problem with this team hasn’t been the pitching, but the offense.

  356. mel August 26th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    At least Jeter stretched out for that single by Bay.

    Nice play by Cano and nice oggling by Crisp.

    Get it back, guys.

  357. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/A Classic Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Do political geeks live blog the conventions?

  358. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    “Gotta also love completely ignoring that a lot of the problem with this team hasn’t been the pitching, but the offense.”

    lol that too. To beat a dead horse if the offense can hit to their baseball cards the pitching is good enough to steal a playoff spot.

  359. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    “When we need Pettitte to throw a gem he does this??”

    Against Wakefield? no gem needed my friend -

    Just win BABY :lol:

  360. j August 26th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    the yankees are getting nice fat pitches and pop-ing them up

  361. Reader Interested August 26th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    So, where are all the morons who proclaimed this red sox lineup as being weak and terrible?

    I’m no Sox fan, but all you idiots who got up at the beginning of this comments section must feel like absolute tools now.

    Haven’t you learned to never count a team out until the game is over? There is a reason the Sox are ahead of the Yanks in the standings, it’s because they take care of business from top to bottom, something the Yanks haven’t done since last year.

    Stop being sofa scouts.

  362. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Can we call Jeter an automatic out from now on?

  363. Vrsce August 26th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Rob NY

    It is all redundant now and I was against trading the young pitchers for Santanna. However a boston writer pointed out this week that the Yankees could have had Santanna for Kennedy and Melky. At this point that looks pretty good

  364. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    DMan
    August 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm
    Andy doesn’t look good at all. Could be a long night.

    You must not be watching the same game I am.

    All of Andy’s pitches are crisp and well-located.

    3 jam shots are responsible for 2 runs.

    Also, Wakefield has a “natural” advantage on the strike zone, particularly in the VERTICAL strike zone. That’s not a Yankee fan complaint.

    You see by watching and on Gameday that the umpire is stretching the strike zone for Wakefield’s knuckleball.

  365. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Absolutely, Rob. If the Yankees had of got Santana, he’d have struggled not with the bullpen blowing leads for him a la th Mets, but the offense scoring him any runs a la the Yankees, lol.

  366. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I guess it has to be a strike if Cash catches it without diving.

  367. j August 26th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    theres that clutch we need from arod.

  368. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    “I’m no Sox fan”

    I don’t believe you but who’s counting?

  369. DubP Los Angeles August 26th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Hey Alex – how about coming through when we really need it for a change?

  370. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Alex, that was so not clutch.

  371. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    “However a boston writer pointed out this week that the Yankees could have had Santanna for Kennedy and Melky. At this point that looks pretty good”

    Would look even better if the writer wasn’t WRONG.

  372. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    *waits for it* lol

  373. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Do political geeks live blog the conventions?

    Yes…

  374. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    “Can we call Jeter an automatic out from now on?”

    No, unless he changes his name to Pudge Rodriguez.

  375. DubP Los Angeles August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    shocker

    i wish a-rod would just go away

  376. Dembore August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Way to go Twat-Rod.

  377. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    I’m not happy about the Yankees having a home game and being stuck with NESN either.

  378. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the consistency, A-Rod. Wouldn’t want you to change now.

  379. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    “Stop being sofa scouts.”

    So I am frankly impressed – are you on an ottoman?

    really spread your magnificent wisdom to us poor masses.

  380. Kevin August 26th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    another inning ending double play…ARod deserves to be punished

  381. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    ahh Dembore, like clockwork. :)

  382. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    #

    # Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/A Classic Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Do political geeks live blog the conventions?

    Oh you’d better believe it

  383. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    So right now who kills us more, Giambi with his offensive suckiness and no defense or ARod with his offensive suckiness and lazy defense.

    Seriously, ARod is just a cancer right now.

  384. mel August 26th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Just keep ‘em close, Andy.

  385. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Angel
    “Gotta also love completely ignoring that a lot of the problem with this team hasn’t been the pitching, but the offense.”

    You’re right, but now the overworked pitching staff is catching up to the “putrid” offense!

  386. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    9 more years of Alexander the Great

  387. harris August 26th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    a-rod is a loser and will always be one

  388. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    And there’s really no need to use that kind of disgusting language while you’re at it either, Dembore.

  389. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I’m sure Wakefield breathed easier after the Abreu single, knowing who was up next.

  390. j August 26th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    where was that pitch? an awful zone right now.

  391. Keith August 26th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Clutch-Rod strikes again ! ! !

  392. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    What overworked pitching staff?

  393. A-Rod: 2008's Least Valuable Player August 26th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Resigning A-Rod was a monumental mistake. He has cursed this team. Since he arrived in 2004, nothing has gone right for this franchise.

  394. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    7 pitch inning to the supposedly 3 best players on the team!

  395. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    He hit the ball hard and Lowrie made a good toss and made a good turn. How’s Golden Boy doing?

  396. j August 26th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    three strikes are being called balls.

  397. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Strikes Andy

  398. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    THIS UMPIRE SUCKS.

  399. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    “However a boston writer pointed out this week that the Yankees could have had Santanna for Kennedy and Melky. At this point that looks pretty good”

    Yeah that;s another one of those things that i’m pretty sure was never on the table. I think we’d all have signed up for that even last year when Kennedy was worth something. I’m a Hughes apologist and still believe in him and am pretty sure he was going to have to be in that deal. That being the case I couldn’t have done it.

    Re: Wakefield’s vertical strike zone seems like it’s nose to toes and Andy is getting every bit of a tin cup strike zone.

  400. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    WALK KEVIN CASH ON FOUR PITCHES LOLLLLLLLLLLL

    Thata boy Andy

  401. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    4 pitch walk to Cash??? Are you kidding?

  402. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    20 pitch innings ain’t going to get it done.

  403. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Apparently this umpire can only make out pitches that travel below the legally posted speed limit :(

  404. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    for political closet geeks…

    check dailykos, huffington post, ben smiths blog on politico.com; most of the major fish wraps have blogs similar to this one.

  405. stuart August 26th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    the umps sucks..

    he is squeezing Pettitte consistently..

    BAd bad job……..

  406. j August 26th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    all the pitches to cash were strikes, but not called.

  407. mel August 26th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Jesus Christ, Reynolds.

  408. CT August 26th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Andy has to pitch over the plate to get a strike…while Wakefield gets calls at the ankles

  409. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    OK, it’s time for Girardi to get off the bench and create a little controversy. He needs to start yelling at the umpire.

  410. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    ***Pedroia made a good turn***

    And, Flaherty and Leiter are not happy will the calls.

  411. blackdragon905 August 26th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    andy getting squeezed

  412. j August 26th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    wasnt joe ejected last time wakfield pitches and gardner took a low pitch for a strike?

  413. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Ellsbury knows that should have been strike 3, he was walking away.

  414. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I am just about ready to see “fiery” Joe Girardi earn some of that pay check. One more nonsense walk and I would think he should go out there and argue balls and strikes. Maybe make a reference to the incoming instant replay system.

  415. pat August 26th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    He owed him that one.

  416. youk August 26th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    make up call on ellsbury third strike?????

  417. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    “Andy has to pitch over the plate to get a strike…while Wakefield gets calls at the ankles”

    This is atrocious. You wonder why Andy has so damned many pitches?

  418. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    is it the ump or that pettitte can’t seem to get it together tonight??

  419. SDYankee August 26th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Can we give Girardi a little credit for talking the Yanks into that strikeout of Elsbury?

  420. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    “make up call on ellsbury third strike?????”

    Actually no because Wakefield has been getting that spot a called strike all night.

  421. mel August 26th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Nice throw by Alex there.

  422. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/A Classic Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Rebecca,

    I’m a bit of a political geek, but this is a lot more fun.

    Speaking of politics, a few years ago Bill & Hillary sat 3 rows in front of me at the movie theater. There were only 8 people there.

  423. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Hehe.

    That was clearly a ball, but after all those breaks going the Bosox (and Ellsbury’s way), they have NO right to complain.

    Besides, Wakefield will STILL get that vertically generous strike zone.

  424. Rishi August 26th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Home Plate Ump: Jim Reynolds…why would he “hate” the Yankees?

  425. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    isn’t there some system the Yanks can protest to about the crap ass calls this ump is making? Or does it have be after the game? I know umps get graded after the game, but what the hell good is it if the ump F’s up the whole game.

  426. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Aren’t the Yanks 2-0 when Joe gets tossed. Take one for the team Girardi.

  427. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Who knows Rish. Maybe he’s just an incompetent slug.

  428. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Pitch selection issues? Really?

    How bout umpire incompetence issues?

    Andy looks poor on top of that too, but it’s very frustrating for a pitcher to have to battle the umpire on top of battling your command. Especially when the opposing pitcher is getting a very generous strike zone on all these high pitches.

    A-Rod so far tonight – just ugh.

  429. ohgodno August 26th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    This is going to be a loooooooong game as long as Wakefield is getting strikes called at the toes and Andy cant get a pitch down the middle.

  430. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Wakefield throwing a knuckball for strike in 31 out of 44 pitches?….Not a chance.

  431. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) August 26th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Did someone say Jason Bay, Yankee Killer ?

  432. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/A Classic Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    We need something to happen here.

  433. Rishi August 26th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    ugh – well that is irritating, Trisha…

  434. Paulie D August 26th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    I hate to bitch about the ump, but what exactly is the strike zone tonight? Wake’s used to it, but Andy must be seething

  435. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    That’s nice of the Phil Rizzuto golf tourney to benefit that school for the blind, but it hasn’t helped yet today.

  436. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Sterling just killed us with his usual garbage on Nady’s foul.

    Apparently he has a “bad angle”

  437. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Rish, not a question. I feel like throwing my computer through the television and whacking the ump smack in the head… (I know it doesn’t work that way)

  438. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Damn I thought I had a little Godzilla in my life.

  439. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    “isn’t there some system the Yanks can protest to about the crap ass calls this ump is making? Or does it have be after the game? I know umps get graded after the game, but what the hell good is it if the ump F’s up the whole game.”

    Questech is installed in the Stadium – but there’s no formal appeal – just an underground embarassment of umps by the league office.

    Another HR call tease by Sterling – piss me off!

  440. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/A Classic Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Matsui, almost…

  441. Kevin August 26th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    so close, but yet so far :(

  442. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    These almost-but-not-quite home runs are driving me insane. MAtsui crushed that, it should have been out!

  443. blackdragon905 August 26th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    no luck so far…ugh

  444. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Three almost home runs and nothing to show for it but a walk.

  445. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    unbelievable that a all-star calibur lineup cannot hit a 50-66 MPH BP ball hard…

    this team = sux0rs

  446. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    I’ll be happy to see Giambi and his one dimensionality move on next year. There’s still something left in the tank, but he’s just such a limited hitter. And even more limited as an all around player.

    Meanwhile…$^#^! How many near misses for us now and little dribblers for them?! The Yankees have no luck so far tonight. A year ago I’d have said ok, later on in the game we’ll get some bounces in our favor, law of the averages, but this team just seems never to have any luck! I do think we will hit Wakefield more though.

  447. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    No, its not. Apparently its not being used as bribes for blind home plate umpires.

  448. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    long game ahead – pettitte will be out early. Not many attractive bullpen options at the moment.

  449. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    God this line up is just not good with situational hitting.

    singles boys singles… that is what frustrates and beats a pitcher, not the freakin’ long ball.

    Yankees just don’t know how to punish a pitcher like they use to.

  450. Vrsce August 26th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Rebecca,
    symbolic of the season, Sometimes you are just not meant to win.

  451. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Or even lasik surgery might help.

  452. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    It’s okay. Tim is a 6 run inning waiting to happen. I have an idea to help that along though. Bring out… The Rally Squirrel.

  453. j August 26th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    just bad luck today. we pepper wake and get nothing. sox hit soft liners and they fall.

  454. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    The good thing – sometimes – about balls hit deep is that eventually some end up finding their way out.

  455. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/A Classic Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Penny Marshall acting again?

    Bronx Jeers,

    Stuck listening to Sterling?

  456. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Actually Pete it wasn’t a pitch selection issue. It was a strike zone issue.

  457. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Does mlb actually grade the umps? If so this ump would get a D for dud.

  458. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    “long game ahead – pettitte will be out early. Not many attractive bullpen options at the moment.”

    huh?

    everyone should be available and the BP has been the best part of the team this year imho.

  459. Paulie D August 26th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    wow, talk about a game of inches…Andy and Wake both got away with one.

  460. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    “These almost-but-not-quite home runs are driving me insane. MAtsui crushed that, it should have been out!”

    Killing you? You should be so lucky not to have to hear Sterling give his heart attack calls.

    The guy is terrible and it is so obvious he needs to be replaced.

  461. j August 26th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    did they just comparfe oneil to youk?

  462. Vrsce August 26th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Ortiz thought that one was gone.
    Not this time tubby.

  463. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    QuesTec could have done a 100 times better job calling this game than this home plate umpire.

  464. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/A Classic Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    “God this line up is just not good with situational hitting.

    singles boys singles… that is what frustrates and beats a pitcher, not the freakin’ long ball.

    Yankees just don’t know how to punish a pitcher like they use to.”

    Michael Kay spoke about this today. He said that the Yankees have too many queen bees, and not enough worker bees.

  465. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    I’d rather not see Pettitte and Mussina have the 5 days off between starts. It’s never seemed to be to their benefit, although, the numbers don’t seem to bare that out.

  466. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    “The good thing – sometimes – about balls hit deep is that eventually some end up finding their way out.”

    This reads like some Phil Rizzuto poetry!

    Are you channeling the Scooter on a Ouija board?

  467. Objectivity rules ! August 26th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Sources told ESPN’s Peter Gammons and ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney on Tuesday that the team is on the verge of acquiring center fielder Mark Kotsay from the Atlanta Braves.

    The team of course is Boston. If it’s the Socks, it’s Gammoms.

  468. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Bronx: Kay is doing a pretty good job of it himself…

  469. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    “Questech is installed in the Stadium – but there’s no formal appeal”

    For some reason, I always thought that Questech was only used randomly at randomly selected stadiums. Never knew it was in regular use at Yankee Stadium. What I don’t get is if it is, what is the need for HP umps to call balls and strikes at all? Why not just let the computers do it since they will never get it wrong? This seems to me like gross negligence on MLB’s part.

    Just dont get it, if something is in place that will help with incorrect B/S calls, why not use it?

  470. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Why I’m holding out hope I have no idea, but I thought for sure this team would have a shot at this by starting the series off with an easy win against a just-removed-from-the-DL Wakefield.

    A commenter or two before me was right – this is the way this team has performed all year – why should I expect A-rod or Jeter to deliver? Why should I expect situational hitting?

    Down 3-2 in the 5th seems like down 3-2 in the 9th.

  471. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    If Pettitte is out early, don’t we need a long guy to fill in? I don’t think Girardi wants to blow out BP arms in the first game of this series. After this, the Yanks don’t get many days off. It’s not just about this game… and with Ponson and Byrd tomorrow, you have to take into account that the need for a long guy will be there as well. If they go short twice, the bull pen will be burned out before the third game even starts.

  472. Denny August 26th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    A-Rod has to be the worst franchise player in the game.

    Tell me who wouldn’t want to have Pujols over him.

  473. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    uh oh. come on andy

  474. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Pettitte just can’t seem to get that third out quickly.

  475. mel August 26th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    C’mon, Andy. One more.

  476. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    strike andy – throw one.

  477. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Andy. Get the third out.

  478. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    “Just dont get it, if something is in place that will help with incorrect B/S calls, why not use it?”

    Because they are stubborn. But I’m sure the advocates of using QuestTec to call balls and strikes will toss the video of this game on a DVD because it’s a prime example of why home plate umpires are just an awful idea.

  479. PBL August 26th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    this is so frustrating…

  480. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    everyone should open this link. maybe if we all pay hommage to the rally squirrel he’ll help us

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com.....11.jpg?v=0

  481. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    looks like it is not the Yankees night.

    Crisp, Lowrie, beating Andy, not a good sign.

  482. SDYankee August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Uh…big game pitcher???

  483. pavanoisgod August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    RIP

  484. MLL August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Pettitte really let us all down tonight.

    Comes up like a gimp in the most important start of the year. What a complete joke.

  485. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    How do you say “I’m-supposed-to-be-a-big-game-pitcher-but ever-since-I-got-caught-doing-steroids-I-cant-pitch-in-big games-anymore-like-this-one-when-my-team-is-on-the-verge-of being-eliminated” in bible lamguage?

    And dont tell me they were all dribblers. Bigtime pitchers pitch big in big games. Pettite sucks. Go read deuteronomy

  486. pat August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    He was out at 3rd. Yanks getting no breaks tonight

  487. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    2 out hits with RISP – what a concept.

  488. PBL August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    lowrie was out

  489. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    12 baserunners allowed . . . unacceptable

  490. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Why do the Red Sox need Mark Kotsay?? Crisp, Ellsbury, Bay killing us!

  491. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    we cant get a call tonight

  492. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    where was that pitch?

  493. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    good god – someone help pettitte.

  494. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    These guys really don’t want to play in october, do they?

  495. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    wow.. lol i dont know what to say

  496. youk August 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I have a BIG smile on my face!

  497. PBL August 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    giambi’s horrible

  498. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    At least the stache will be gone in a month.

  499. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Goodnight Irene

  500. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    WTF?????????????????

    Nice play at first, Jason…

  501. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    OUT – get his arse OUT!!

  502. mell hall's batting stance August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    score this one for the umps. they win this game.

  503. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Yankee veterans have been so disappointing this year.

    Yankees have such a great team!

  504. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    That was freaking pure luck that one. Sheesh

  505. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    We must be down, our pal Doris is here.

  506. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    This is all on Pettite and Pettite alone.

  507. TGFizeek August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Big Game Pitcher? With a 4.22 ERA?
    That’s hoping Andy Petitte 1999 shows up instead of Andy Petitte 2008.
    AND HE’S OUR #2 RIGHT NOW!!!!

  508. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Red Sox + Umpires 1, Yankees 0.

    I swear, someone is getting paid off, somewhere. These guys SUCK.

  509. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    if i was andy i would take a shower and head home.. these guys not plaing with any heart or passion

  510. Trevor August 26th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Giambi look like he was about to walk off the field before the 3rd out was recorded.
    Where’s his head at?

  511. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Youk…like your namesake, it’s just gas and stupidity showing.

  512. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    This sucks

  513. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    “This is all on Pettite and Pettite alone.”

    Only if you ignore the 20 strikes that were called balls.

  514. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Pettitte’s last year.

  515. SDYankee August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    6-2!!!! Out hit. Out pitched. Out hustled. Out thought. What was Giambi thinking? Pettite lays an egg…can’t even go 5 and Giambi has a brain fart.

    Glad the Yanks showed up for this game.

    I remember reading in Pete’s blog that many of the Yanks were in a hurry to get out of Baltimore to catch a vacation day…looks like they forgot to pack from vacation to actually go to work.

  516. george August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    that’s why i don’t respect Giambi. anytime there’s a play involving a throw he chokes. which is OK, except that he’s always resisted becoming a DH.

  517. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    All with two outs. Not sure if that means Boston players are good, or we just stink. Maybe I don’t want to know the truth. The air in this season’s balloon just popped.

  518. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Nick- coming at you live from our place in Southampton. I have been off the past 2 weeks.

  519. Rob August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    The non-mashers are 5 for 10

  520. RalphieD August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    this has been the weirdest 6 runs ever…im so confused

  521. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Andy Petitte is a number 4 or 5 starter at most.

  522. michael August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    what did giambi do wrong there?

  523. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    There were two outs and no one on here. Unreal.

  524. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Girardi needs to get ejected. These guys are garbage.

  525. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    This game is just about out of reach.

    What a disappointing display by this Yankee team. Every time they look like they are going to turn the corner, they pull one of these games and just look like old foolish over paid hacks who, if they weren’t playing baseball would be serving burgers and fries and Wendy’s.

    Just sad that this is where the organization has settled.

  526. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    “score this one for the umps. they win this game.”

    I’m with you. No pitcher who has to keep throwing pitches because most of his strikes are called balls is going to end up being okay. That umpire killed Andy. He forced him to throw pitches right down the middle since he wasn’t calling much of anything else – and even some of those he didn’t call.

  527. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Could this be Andy’s last start against the Sawx at home?

    ugh – this sux.

  528. Brian from PA August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I miss HGH Andy Pettitte.

  529. sw August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Why are guys named Jed Lowrie, Coco Crisp, and Jeff Bailey getting base hits? Ugh.

  530. mel August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    This is depressing. Andy’s missing his spots AFTER the umps screw continually screw him. Way to go, Big G.

    Gotta go, but I have *faith* in the Yankees. They usually get to Wakefield late.

  531. lil' m August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Definitely not one of Andy’s better outings. The Yankees will need to score a bunch of runs or this game will get away from them quickly. And some fielding wouldn’t hurt either lol.

  532. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Giambi look like he was about to walk off the field before the 3rd out was recorded.
    Where’s his head at?

    My guess would be by his f’n G-string.

  533. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Season is on the line and they give up 3 runs with 2 outs this team is just too frustrating

  534. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    wow – that was easy.

  535. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Wow
    August 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm
    “This is all on Pettite and Pettite alone.”

    Only if you ignore the 20 strikes that were called balls.

    LOL. OK.

  536. pat August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    A-Rod isn’t swinging the bat tonight but he is flashing the leather on those last 2 plays.

  537. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    arod cant hit but he is fielding very well tonight and this yr.. wish he would hit tonight sometime..

  538. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Well, from the get-go, after those first tough innings for Pettite, I knew this wasn’t his knight.

    Pettite threw the ball pretty well tonight, good stuff, good location, but he’s had one of those nights.

    Hopefully, the offense can pull through…

  539. Josh Johnson August 26th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Anyone who is blaming Pettitte is not watching the game. There strike zone has been horrid tonight. This umpire should be taken about back and beaten like a mule. Just embarassing.

  540. Paulie D August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    that Lowrie kid looks like he can play

  541. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    102 pitches in 5 innings.. wow

  542. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Must be attracted to losing. Only shows up when its going on.

  543. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Stop blaming the umps. If the team can’t score more then 2 runs off of 60 MPH Tim Wakefield then they don’t deserve to be in any kind of race. The guy has like a 5 era career vs the Yanks.

  544. youk August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    and some people say I whine…the umps…the umps…wah…wah…wah

  545. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Put Pettitte on waivers and see if we can get some players in return.

  546. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Giambi FLASHES THE LEATHER!

    So Big G -how do you plan to spend your $5M buyout over the offseason? :)

  547. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Giambi is just brutal… they need to get his ass outta there. I don’t care what he contributes offensively (which ain’t much) – Put in Ransom for god’s sake.

  548. JimmyH August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Is Giambi drunk or senile !?!

  549. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Doris needs to go cough up a couple of lungs, instead of trolling.

  550. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    The combination of bad play and absolutely nothing going their way/incorrect calls against them seem insurmountable to me, sadly.

  551. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    So funny to watch you people make excuses for Andy. Newsflash: it isnt 1999.

  552. harris August 26th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    f-rod sucks. maybe he should give back some of that money when he gidp’s 8 times in 18 gms. he is the worst franchise player in the game and they should trade him before his contract is up!

  553. DubP Los Angeles August 26th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Well, this team has very rarely shown us any heart this year… let’s see if they can muster some up with the season on the line.

  554. Vrsce August 26th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Most of us have known, at some level,that this was a poor Yankee team. Hope may spring up but it is usually stamped out by shoddy play.
    Next year most of these guys will be gone.

  555. Rob Thompson August 26th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    4 runs is nothing. This is Wake’s last inning and the SAWX pen is suspect at best.

    We got this game still.

  556. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    So I come home to this, oy. I guess this is poetic justice 2 years ago we ended their season up in Fenway, now they are going to end the final season at YS their way. Baseball Gods getting even thats all.

  557. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    What an unathletic, lazy, underperforming bunch of losers.

  558. Josh Johnson August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    “Put Pettitte on waivers and see if we can get some players in return.”

    Dumbest comment I have heard in a long time.

  559. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Why must all these idiots run to the a Yankee blog to crow?

  560. Thomo August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    a “comedy” of errors – game over – season over – good bye Yankee stadium

  561. george August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    yeah, the ump has been truly awful. he’s got a Joe West level of ineptitude.

    well, hopefully they can overcome it.

  562. frits August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    that’s all you got for your beloved big G, pete?

    if it was cano you would have crucified him.

    this stupid team…

  563. Fran August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    The ump has been horrible but the Yanks need to play like their heads are in the game. I really thought they’d get to Wakefield tonight – his first start off the DL.

  564. Devitt August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Pettite sucks….he need to take his 4 plus era and head back down south where he came from!!!!

  565. DubP Los Angeles August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I think this game pretty much cements the fact that Andy will not be back next year… as much as i love the guy and appreciate all he’s given to the Yankees, he hasn’t been able to get that third out all year long

  566. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Can we have Johnny bat 1-9?

  567. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Angel-

    Actually, I have been on vacation the past 2 weeks at our place in the hamptons. How is the beach at coney island?

  568. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Positively Damonic!

  569. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Even though Pettitte got squeezed, this team has played itself into a situation where there zero margin for error. The only good news is that huge dollars are falling off the payroll in 5 weeks.

  570. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Damon needs to bat cleanup vs. Wake.

  571. pat August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Gotta love short porch HRs

  572. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    well someone came to play

  573. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Damon must have had some good rest in the Hamptons yesterday.

  574. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Johnny!
    Gotta keep on chipping away

  575. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    wow – damon knows wake I guess.

  576. grafxkid August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    looks like a day off in the Hamptons with his family did Damon some good!!

  577. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    It’s obvious by the comments of the whiners and trolls as to who is watching this on GameCast only.

  578. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    i wish damon can come back up..

  579. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    “Stop blaming the umps. If the team can’t score more then 2 runs off of 60 MPH Tim Wakefield then they don’t deserve to be in any kind of race. The guy has like a 5 era career vs the Yanks.”

    So what game have you been watching?

  580. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Well at least Damon is helping my fantasy team tonight. Not much of a consolation right now though.

  581. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    So there’s one. Never count this team out. And at least be expansive enough to admit that the umpire screwed Andy with his blanked-up calls. His calls on Andy were atrocious.

  582. Brian from PA August 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Did…. did johnny damon just hit his SECOND homer of the game?

  583. Rob Thompson August 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    And the comeback is on…

  584. Dan August 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Yea JOhnny!! Lets go yanks, gotta get some here. Go away all you pathetic whiners.

  585. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Mark- that’s not a 60mph eephus pitch which is like slow pitch softball. Try standing in the batters box and hitting a good knuckleball. Phil Niekro and Hoyt Wilhelm were the best and made a lot of good hitters look bad. You’d rather face a fastball pitcher-at least you’d have a better idea where the ball was going, as even the pitcher doesn’t know!

  586. SDYankee August 26th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    All of you criticizing the umpires…i know a lot of you wathched the olympics…think of Michael Phelps…winners find a way to win, losers find a way to lose…after last inning which category do the Yankees fall in?

  587. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Watch Abreu walk so A-Rod can GIDP.

  588. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    TKinDC
    August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    Giambi FLASHES THE LEATHER!
    So Big G -how do you plan to spend your $5M buyout over the offseason?

    Probably same place him and Joba spent it last week. According to a little blerb in the Post those two were playing beer pong in NY on one of the off days. That and sucking down JD from the bottle.

  589. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    It always comes down to ARod…

  590. Fran August 26th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Alex needs to get a hit here.

  591. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Who didn’t show up to play? Knee jerkers, knee jerkers!

    :)

  592. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I mean if the umps didn’t call every pitch wake threw a strike you could say that. But how does one expect the Yankees to hit when if they take a pitch no matter where it is it is a strike.

  593. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    “Even though Pettitte got squeezed, this team has played itself into a situation where there zero margin for error.”

    This post is right on the money.

  594. Z-Mills August 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    This is where Alex Rodriguez thrives…

    (rolling eyes icon if I knew how to do it)

  595. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Most likely a double play from the “greatest player ever.”

  596. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Please Alex. Let’s go

  597. DubP Los Angeles August 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Alex?

  598. sw August 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    No GIDP this time, Alex!

  599. tim boat August 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    as bad as some of the umpring has been, the umps didn’t turn the double play on A-Rod or fall asleep at first while Crisp scored from second on an infield hit. The Yankees have shown no intensity and no heart and don’t deserve to win, but regardless of facts, the pollyanna’s around here will never admit to that.

  600. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    What are you swinging at A-Rod??????????
    Be patient…

  601. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    IDC if the Yanks win this some how

    Plz god make this team sellers in the off-season.

  602. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    just curious why is he swinging at the first pitch? was he thinking fastball?

  603. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Let’s see if K-Rod can come through…

    If he will swing the bat instead of trying to be the hero….

  604. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    If it’s high, let it fly.

    If it’s low, let it go.

    So of course Alex swings and misses at the first pitch low and away.

  605. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    ARod = swinging at balls…

  606. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I understand Wake has a nasty pitch, but with this lineup they should be crushing him, and hopefully they do soon right here, but the Yanks have killed Wake for years now. He used to dominate them, but they usually crush him.

  607. Mike August 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    I think Johnny should bat cleanup b/c he’s the only person who can drive in some runs and hit with RISP.

    I would vote for:

    Jeter (can hit leadoff, good OBP)
    Giambi (can’t drive in runs but CAN get on base)
    Damon (can drive in runs and good situational hitter)
    ARod (King Alex’s ego can’t deal w/o batting cleannup)
    Abreu (Not bad with RISP)
    Nady
    Matsui
    Cano
    IRod

    The lefty right balance isn’t too bad and the hitters seem to be in better spots given their hitting tendencies.

    What do y’all think? Obviously at this juncture its probably a moot point but this would be my lineup. I might even swap Abreu with Damon and have him bat 5th…

  608. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Arod should wear a cape and tights to fit his Super hero complex that plagues him.

    Wonder if he dressed up like a super hero before having sex with his former wife.

  609. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Josh Johnson
    August 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    “Put Pettitte on waivers and see if we can get some players in return.”

    Dumbest comment I have heard in a long time.

    ________________________________________________

    Trust me Josh, there have been dumber…and a lot of them have been tonight.

  610. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    A-Rod forgets the pitcher is in trouble not him.

  611. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    “So there’s one. Never count this team out. And at least be expansive enough to admit that the umpire screwed Andy with his blanked-up calls. His calls on Andy were atrocious.”

    Terrible calls and I only saw the 5th inning cant imagine how much worse it can get than that. Andy got squeezed and every base running call went the Sux way that was painful to watch. It seems MLB is content with not having the Yanks in the playoffs. A half dozen calls all going the other way I smell conspiracy, especially with the K zone. I hope questech catches those calls and MLB eats that guy alive this is our season here and he blows a handful of calls in half an inning!

  612. Slim Jim August 26th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Who’s batting for the Yankees right now? Did he just get called up?

  613. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    9 more years of A Rod.

  614. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    He is so not clutch.

  615. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Way to come through A-Rod.

    Oh, goody, the other clutch guy, Giambi is up.

  616. booooooo August 26th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    yaaaayyyyy….only nine more years with this guy! Somebody give him an extention!

  617. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Anybody surprised?

  618. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    bunt down the 3rd base line Giambi!

  619. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    There is professor dickweed at his best.

  620. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Yeah whatever, Doris. Do you want me to go looking for the post that you “just popped on” and made from the Hamptons when they were losing?

  621. ron ron August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    only 9 years and 31 games left. can we see if he can opt again?

  622. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Al from BK

    If mlb is content on not having the Yankees in the post season, I hope they enjoy one of the lowest rated playoffs in recent history.

    If the Yankees aren’t in it baseball is over to me.

  623. Z-Milla August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    A-rod haters are so f’ing pathetic.

  624. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    9 more years of A Rod. = shivers.

    i wonder what he’ll be like at age 39 with runners in scoring position…yikes

  625. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    prediction: giambi grounds out into the shift.

  626. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    That blown call at 3rd looms so large right now. But A-Rod also needs to get a hit with RISP, no blown call will change his failure there.

  627. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    opposing pitcher must love our 4-5 hitters… it is like 2 free outs

  628. DubP Los Angeles August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    is there any way alex can opt out after this year too?

  629. Devitt August 26th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Same old yankees with runners on base!

  630. Brandon (Can Alex stop squeezing the sh** out of a bat in the tight spots ?) August 26th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Anybody surprised?

    Nope. He look horrible, nearly pathetic there.

  631. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    way to go, ice-water.

    and i’m certain your former teammates in Seattle and Texas will agree, you’re one of the greatest to ever play the game.

  632. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Yankees fans hating on A-Rod is fine, the man gets paid 200-hundred million in total yet he cannot hit

  633. Nick August 26th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    We can blame Andy P for this mess. What a way to go out.

  634. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Who’s more of a disgrace with runners on?

    Alexander the Great

    or

    The Giambino

  635. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    “9 more years of A Rod.”

    all those 29 pesky ‘tack-on’ HRs. Seriously give him a break.

  636. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    ARod and Giambi = #8 and #9 hitters.

  637. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    ARod and Giambi = #8 and #9 hitters.

  638. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    %$^&!

    Our 4th and 5th batters choke again.

  639. Slim Jim August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Who was that who batted before Jeremy?

  640. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Clutch exists.

    Alex and Giambi do not have it.

  641. Denny August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    A-Rod comes up SMALL again.

  642. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Way to go Giambi, keep stinking up the 5 hole. Giambi should tell Girardi he wants out of the five hole just to stop the embarrassment.

  643. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Once again, anybody surprised?

  644. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    R.I.S.P.

  645. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Angel- the difference between me and you is that when I have time off I dont need to ask someone to cover my shift

  646. Tarheel August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    You people are idots

  647. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    still depressed….. :(

  648. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    The middle of this line-up sure knows how to produce.

  649. sw August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    A-Rod and Giambi really shouldn’t bat back-to-back.

  650. ron ron August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    maybe we can trick minyana to trade for arod cause he’s old and latin. i guess omar wouldn’t be interested until arod’s around 38 years old or so. sigh.

  651. Brandon (Can Alex stop squeezing the sh** out of a bat in the tight spots ?) August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    I’d say put him on the waivers list it worked for the Sox w/ Manny

  652. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    $100…Alex comes up in the 8th with no one on and hits a solo home run to make it 6-4.

  653. ohgodno August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Giambi in the 5-hole = BLACK HOLE.

  654. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    We can blame the whole Starting roster really.

    maybe if we fall 4th-5th place in the standings this year, it’ll prob. wake up the Yankees and the FO.

    grr…

  655. grafxkid August 26th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    My goodness…i’ve never seen this many trolls before. They’ve come out to playyyyyeeeeaaaaa

  656. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    There is no better hitting team in the majors than the Yankees.

    At least you guys got one run back.

  657. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Again. The 4th and 5th hitters do NOTHING.

    The problem on this team is the main run producing spots. Maybe it’s time for the MANAGER to oh… say… MANAGE?

    When your 5th hitter hits .200 with RISP and .169 in the last MONTH, WHY IS HE HITTING IN THAT SPOT?

    Every game comes down to the 5 hole, and what happens? Up come Jason Giambi.

    FIRE GIRARDI

  658. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Once again Xavier Nady will leadoff an inning…

  659. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    The main difference between the Yanks and Sux: See the 5th inning.

  660. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    This team really hasn’t earned anything this year. I doubt many of us are surprised by what’s happening.

  661. booooooo August 26th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    geO [Mickie James Roast Beef]
    August 26th, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    Yankees fans hating on A-Rod is fine, the man gets paid 200-hundred million in total yet he cannot hit

    his contract is more like 300 million.

  662. pat August 26th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    If you want to get on A-Rod against a normal pitcher okay but hitting a knuckleball is pure luck on what you get.

  663. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    That was frustrating

  664. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    “There strike zone has been horrid tonight. This umpire should be taken about back and beaten like a mule.”

    Agreed, but he won’t even get fined or reprimanded. That is what frustrates me most, these umps have no accountability. No consequences for incompetence, no motivation to perform their jobs properly. It’s pathetic.

    Meanwhile Giambi fails. No one who’s been watching this team all season should be the least bit surprised that neither runner scored.

    I will continue watching games & rooting for the team but I really hope a lot of them are gone next year. Some serious turnover is needed.

  665. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    “I’d say put him on the waivers list it worked for the Sox w/ Manny”

    You’re assuming that Manny was actually aware of that? Hey – you’d know.

  666. Denny August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Who has the worst #4 and #5 hitters in the game?

    Who can’t drive in any runs?

    The Yanks.

  667. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Tarheel
    August 26th, 2008 at 8:46 pm
    You people are idots

    Pot, meet kettle.

  668. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    arod has been doin this, the entire time he’s been here. With the exception of last year, when the pressure was completely off. He knew he could opt out. He was free.

    now, he is back to bein a stat-padder. Nothing more.

  669. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Knuckleball = BP pitch.

  670. BobJones August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Disgrace Roid man is a disgrace can he be dropped? gairdi can u stop sleeping on the bench

  671. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    ZMAN: while it’s not surprising, it is disgusting.

  672. george August 26th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    A-Rod looks like he’s trying to win 5 games with 1 swing.

    But i’m hopeful he’s a run in him.

  673. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    You would think they’d be getting ready for school. Breaking out those brand new lunch boxes, and backpacks.

  674. Brandon (Can Alex stop squeezing the sh** out of a bat in the tight spots ?) August 26th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    WOW

    Christian Garcia Tampa A
    7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K’s
    GO/AO 9-1

    If only this S.O.B. could stay healthy.

  675. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Ok how about this:

    A Rod
    Damon
    Jeter
    Abreu
    Nady
    Matsui
    Cano
    I Rod
    Giambi

  676. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    close enough… I hate giambi – I wish Girardi would smarten up and just bench his useless fat butt.

  677. Fran August 26th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    The Yanks need to win at least 2 of 3 this series. I hope that they come back and win tonight, but if not they are really putting the pressure on Ponson and Moose to come thought big time the next two games.

  678. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    ZMilla and TKinDC –

    If you’re watching the game, you saw that of those “pesky” 29 homers, Arod hit only 5 of them with RISP.

    Think about that for awhile and tell me why we “Arod bashers” are wrong.

    Arod has killed more rallies than Giambi, and that’s saying something.

  679. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    1. Jason Giambi does not deserve to bat 5th.
    2. I think that I of little talent could slap a 60 mph knuckleball the other way and get a hit with no one on 1/2 of the field…why the heck can’t Giambi.
    3. Giambi cost us a run with his bonehead no throw to home in the 5th.

    Other than that, Giambi is a fun guy.

  680. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Every game this team loses seems to be lost in at bats by Giambi hitting 5th. Coincidence? The stats show he’s been pitiful for a while. Why then, does our “stats guru” manager insist on ignoring the telling stats?

    The blown call is a HUGE difference in this game resulting in 2 tremendous tack on runs, but they’ve had plenty of chances.

    A-Rod- 0-3, GIDP
    Giambi- 0-3

    So between them they are responsible for 7 outs in their first 6 at bats. THE FOURTH AND FIFTH HITTERS.

    How can you win and score when your “run producers” come up empty EVERY TIME?

  681. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    “now, he is back to bein a stat-padder.”

    I would argue that he’s not even doing a good job of this in ’08.

  682. ron ron August 26th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    we can hate on arod. he’s the highest paid player in the game. game on the line i can name 20 other players i’d rather have up. and thats’s just in our minor league system!
    but it’s amazing how everyone, probably even mr. rodriguez himself, knew he wasn’t going to come up big there.

  683. lil' m August 26th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    It’s not the umps. Andy didn’t pitch well, some of their hitters (3B, 1B) are having issues with RISP, and the infield defense (ditto) is from hunger. Hope the bullpen can hold it down . . .

  684. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    What do you expect from Giambi? You put a lifetime against Wakefield .170 hitter in the 5 hole and you expect him to get a hit. Wake up Girardi. Put your best lineup in there, but at least place them in the lineup where they’ll do the most damage. We’d score more runs tonight if they picked names out of a hat.

  685. Tarheel August 26th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    the whole team looked pretty clutch this past weekend….this is all on the pitching.

  686. booooooo August 26th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    TKinDC
    August 26th, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    “9 more years of A Rod.”
    all those 29 pesky ‘tack-on’ HRs. Seriously give him a break.

    did you just say give him a break? do you WATCH these games? a man making 28 million dollars should NOT be THIS bad. He absolutely BLOWS with RISP. Freaking earn his pay already.

  687. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    “We can blame the whole Starting roster really.

    maybe if we fall 4th-5th place in the standings this year, it’ll prob. wake up the Yankees and the FO.

    grr…”

    Very true. A 4th place Yankee finish might be very bad for Mr. Steinbrenners health thus causing a free agent shopping spree for the ages. Ehh, sounds like a plan to me.

  688. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Doris, you’re probably right. Not many do shift work picking up tin cans, huh?

  689. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    can’t give up anymore runs this game

  690. stuart August 26th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    I was in the car, Sterling said Lowrie was out at third is that correct? Did the Yankee telecast say anything about it?

    MLB umps suck I have been saying it forever…

    our 4th and 5th hitters are doing there usual…..

  691. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Ump doesn’t discriminate. Bruney getting squeezed too.

    I hate that bastich.

  692. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    How can anyone defend Arod this year? Seriously?

  693. jk August 26th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Lou Lam is a buddy of Steinbrenner and don’t forget, they added the PC Richards whistle in honor of the final season.

  694. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    i expect the same excuse from A-Rod next year: “Unfinished Business”

  695. T D August 26th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    A-Rod is a joke. The guy is as unclutch as they get when he’s not playing for a contract. Check the numbers. How’s his avg with RISP?

  696. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    hate to say it – but it looks like this season is over.

  697. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    his peers voted him, Most Overated Player in major league baseball, this year.

    but yeah, he’s one of the greatest players of all-time.

  698. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    “I wish Girardi would smarten up and just bench his useless fat butt.”

    I think they should straight up release him if they’re out of it before the end of the season. Just give him his buyout and send him on his way. He killed this team when it mattered so I’m not interested in seeing what he will do when it doesn’t count. I’d rather watch Juan Miranda hit.

  699. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    stuart

    Yep he was out.

  700. murphydog August 26th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    This hurts.

  701. ron ron August 26th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    how was that ball 4? my god.

  702. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    The best part of next season: No Giambi. I wonder if Pete saved that Yanks tombstone from a few weeks back I think it warrants reinstating tonight.

  703. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    This is RIDICULOUS. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  704. T D August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    A-Rod is indefensible this year.

    He has come up as small as you can. Too much Madonna?

    It’s a fair question.

  705. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    reyonlds = red sox fan

  706. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    That was a double play. This umpire is an idiot.

  707. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    How can anyone defend Arod this year? Seriously?

    that same argument could be made for almost everyone on the team – Cano? Jeter (Capt GIDP)? Giambi? Melk? Abreu?

  708. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Just curious: how can a team go from being clucth (Orioles) to un-clutch is 2 days? Love all of you people giving god-boy pettite a pass. Blame the umps, blame giambi, blame arod, blame me. But please, dont blame Mr. HGH. Its not 1999. wake up.

  709. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    wow should have been a strike out throw out dp.

  710. E-Man August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Same team, different day.

  711. bomberblogger August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    they are he most costly 4-5 hitters going.they cost us games.50 million combined for these 2 this year.they are really a joke when it counts.i am sick inside.

  712. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    this game kinda feels like the aaron boone game, did.

    has the same tone.

  713. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    It was ball 4.

  714. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Lowrie out at first- called safe

    Costs us two runs

    Umpire blown every strike call- would have been a strike em out throw em out DP, called a ball, huge Boston rally.

    These umpires are a freaking joke. Not even close to being competent.

  715. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Girardi needs to get ejected. This umpire is beyond horrible.

  716. sw August 26th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Someone needs to destroy the Kate Smith God Bless America tape before someone takes it to the new stadium.

  717. TGFizeek August 26th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    If the strike zone is a problem, why isn’t Wakefield behind 6-3?

  718. qbert August 26th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    enough of this “Yanks didn’t come to play” crap. Maybe they should be like the “gritty” Sox and practice the art of the swinging bunt and soft base hit.

  719. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    “hate to say it – but it looks like this season is over.”

    That’s some great baseball analysis. Fall 3 runs down in a game and seasons over.

  720. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Joe needs to get thrown out of the game
    Wake up this team please

  721. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    joe needs to curse this guy out.. all the words he can think of.. maybe that will give the team some fire

  722. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    doris: let us know, when that phantom Greinke trade, breaks.

    maybe he will clear waivers.

  723. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Ruh Roh
    come on Bruney

  724. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Yankees = Early 80s Mets

  725. James G August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I agree.. where is Girardi!?!?!

  726. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I hope Ronan Tinan gets hit by a bus

  727. pat August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    “his peers voted him, Most Overated Player in major league baseball, this year.”

    Actually that was Jeter.

  728. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    TGFizeek

    Clearly you need glasses. Wakefield is getting everything called a strike. The Yankees are getting everything called a ball.

  729. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    “the whole team looked pretty clutch this past weekend”

    against Baltimore? lol.

    Let’s not erect a monument in their honor for doing something they should have been doing since May, beat the bad teams. Especially since it obviously doesn’t mean they can beat the decent ones.

  730. CT August 26th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Arod’s having an off year…it could be his divorce. Varitek is also going through a divorce. Who would you rather have a .230 hitter or a .310 hitter?

  731. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    “If the strike zone is a problem, why isn’t Wakefield behind 6-3?”

    Inconsistently bad umpire.

  732. Marc from Portland Maine August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Why is Pete so down on the Yankees? He’s worse than some of the whiners that come here just to moan and groan about every move the team makes.

  733. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    And this is Bruney at his worst right now. ugh.

  734. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    “hate to say it – but it looks like this season is over.”

    You know Sunny I have no idea whether or not it’s over but if it is what could be worse than for it to be at the hands to that piece of crap umpire.

    This is disgraceful.

    Even NESN showed queswtech on some on Andy’s pitches and had to admit that they could have easily been caqlled strikes.

    The only thing this asswipe is calling a strike is a ball right down the middle where it can be easily hit.

  735. blackdragon905 August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    what an absolutely pathetic strike zone by reynolds tonight

  736. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    atta boy Bruney – walk’em loaded – why not at this point?

  737. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    This is good ol’ Bruney right there. That’s why Arizona let him go… what a joke.

  738. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Girardi awake?

  739. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    joe needs to cover up home plate like that coach from triple a did last yr..

  740. Emma August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Am I the only person that feels like exploding in like two minutes?

  741. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    David Cone’s Labrum =

    You’re just blaming the victim.

  742. Nick August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    This team died the day A-Rod came back after opting out.

    We were thru with the guy and we take him back?

  743. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    What are we calling here? GS and good night? Bases clearing double? Double play Giambi to Home to 1st?

  744. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    The incredible moving strike zone

  745. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: The Yankees can’t get it right off the field either. The countdown lever was pulled tonight by Lou Lamoriello, the GM of the NHL’s Devils. Last series against the Red Sox and they get somebody from a hockey team?

    Pete, this is bad enough, you don’t need to make it worse by dissing the only other team I cheer for that ever seems to win games on occasion…

  746. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Argh

  747. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Bases juiced for Manny’s replacement, lets see if he gives us the Manny treatment fir old times sake.

  748. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    The crowd is ready to storm the field. This home plate umpire is a joke.

  749. daver August 26th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Tonight’s Suck Summary:

    - Umpires…bad strike zone and key blown calls
    - Pettite…no command along with above…bad combination…didn’t get it done.
    - Giambi…hurt us in the field costing 1 run and at the plate
    - A-Rod…0-3 choke…esp with RISP
    - Bruney…1 run in and not done yet…

  750. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Well, analysis isn’t what I offered… the Umps suck. The team hasn’t shown up to play (according to 90% of the bloggers here), Bruney is already in and if he can’t keep the sux from scoring – he’s probably going to take one for the team.

  751. andrew August 26th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    regarding the last post, its probably because they want people to get aggrivated so once they move next year, they start doing things right and people think its the best thing since sliced bread

  752. James G August 26th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Bo Sox, 5/7 w/ RISP. That’s why they’re winning.

    However, Girardi needs to get thrown out of this game to get the team fired up…

  753. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Here is what I see. An umpire who does not have a consistent zone.

    But more saddening, I see a team of whiners and quitters not dealing with the game situation and now letting the game get out of hand.

    It is hard not to say this but this team is a disaster. The fact that they are even 10 games over .500 is credit to Dave Eiland and the pitching staff.

  754. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    http://www.mlb.com/images/2005/05/22/nEJ7M9QM.jpg

  755. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    “Nick
    August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    This team died the day A-Rod came back after opting out.
    We were thru with the guy and we take him back?”

    talk to ownership and Randy Levine. Cashman, was done with him.

  756. Jon August 26th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    “How can anyone defend A-Rod this year?”

    Are you kidding? He’s hitting .312/.402/.590 on the year and plays good defense. A-Rod is the LAST thing wrong with this team.

  757. Nick August 26th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Don’t blame Bruney.

    Blame Pettite. It is his fault.

    Biggest game of the yr and he doesn’t show up?

    Put him on waivers.

  758. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    get out of this Bruney.

  759. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    How is it that every position player that comes up from the Sox system is great and the Yanks haven’t produced one of those since Cano and we see how hes doing.

  760. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    bruney’s already at 30 pitches for one half inning.

  761. Brandon (Can Alex stop squeezing the sh** out of a bat in the tight spots ?) August 26th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    This is why I said the Red Sox would take 2 of 3. The Yankees defensively is not better, offensively is not better, although the BP is not better than ours, they are just a smarter hitting team and our 3, 4 and 5 more the 4 and 5 have killed us this season big time.

  762. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    “Am I the only person that feels like exploding in like two minutes?”

    If it’s because of the umpiring then no.

    If you guys have eyes you can see Bruney was throwing nothing but strikes. Now he’s trying to find his way to see what that loser is willing to call a strike. I wish someone would throw a bottle at the ump’s head and knock him out.

  763. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Randy Levine: “it’s all about da mon-nayyy!”

  764. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    because the yanks haven’t really drafted high ceiling position prospects since eric duncan?

  765. Tarheel August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    “whiners and quitters”……you people are a joke…..it is obvious that most people here have never played competitive baseball….it is not a “rah rah” sport. How many people here even watched the Yankees before 96?

  766. Stephen M August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    You know the Yanks are stinking up the joint when everyone’s mad at the umps.

  767. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Jon, have you looked at Alex’s numbers with RISP?

    It’s not that the Yankees aren’t hitting. It’s that they’re not hitting when it matters most.

  768. TGFizeek August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Why does Giambi get a pass and ARod get’s ripped? Giambi’s getting 20 mil, can’t hit past a shift and is every bit the rally killer ARod is. That’s what you get for signing those Left Coast guys.

  769. ZMAN7777 August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    You put 16 runners on in 6 innings and you usually don’t win.

  770. Nick August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    “Are you kidding? He’s hitting .312/.402/.590 on the year and plays good defense. A-Rod is the LAST thing wrong with this team.”

    What is his avg with RISP?

    Give me a break. He is nothing but a meaningless stat compiler. He is not a winning baseball player.

  771. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    trip.

    yankees cannot even defeat, a manny-less Redsox team.

  772. CT August 26th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    I think Pete and the rest of the Media is down on Yankees because they have nothing else to write about..but if the Media were physically able to play professional sports I doubt they would be so critical.

  773. Brandon (Can Alex stop squeezing the sh** out of a bat in the tight spots ?) August 26th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    And now they will likely add Mark Kotsay to thier starting CF depth, that Sox team is going to be younger, more athletic, more OBP % more situationally smart, that Sox team right now is almost reminicent of the 96 or 97 Yankees.

  774. Emma August 26th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve never wanted to be an ump but since any idiot can appatantly sign up…why not. I can be the first female one.

  775. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Just curious: does blaming the umps actually make you feel better or worse?

  776. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    bullpen is in – now we can see if this game can be salvaged

  777. SDYankee August 26th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Say what you want but with guys named Cash, Bailey and Lowrie (3-9 2R and 2 RBI) the Red Sox have scored 7 runs…the last one with no hits. And at $40M Giambi & A-Rod; 0-6 and 5 runners LOB. At some point wouldn’t you be embarassed as a player?

  778. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    You only show up when they’re losing.

    I am not the only one who commented on it either.

  779. beefeater August 26th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Again our cleanup hitter and # 5 hitter have an identity crisis. They have no idea that they are RBI guys. They have no idea that they are in a specific spot in the order that gives them the most chances with RISP.
    The cleanup guy is worse because he has the most ability and tools
    The Red Sox have the worst Red Sox lineup we`ve ever seen, yet their guys their cleanup guy is doing much better than ours with a 1/4 of the talent level

  780. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Usually crying about umpires is just an excuse
    however today I have seen too many bad calls made against one team
    Can this guy stick with one strike zone for both teams

  781. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Nice.

    I take it back.

    This umpire isn’t stretching the strike zone just for Wake.

    He just calleed a strike 4 inches below the knees…

    from an UNDER/SIDE arm pitcher!

  782. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    “But more saddening, I see a team of whiners and quitters not dealing with the game situation and now letting the game get out of hand.”

    So let me see. The Yankees pitchers have gotten totally porked by the ump while Wakefield has been given the best strike zone yet, and this is whiners and quitters not dealing with the game situation? What do you suggest they do? Take a bat to the umpire’s face?

    Brandon, the only thing you forgot to add in your glowing evaluation of the Sux, mentioning how much better they are than the Yankees, is to add they also have one up on the Yankees in terms of having this ump in their back pocket.

  783. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Giambi and matsui need to be flipped in the lineup
    why is godzilla batting 7th

  784. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Michael Kay: “Not trailing by a lot … 7-3.” Has HE watched this team this year?

  785. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    “And now they will likely add Mark Kotsay to thier starting CF depth, that Sox team is going to be younger, more athletic, more OBP % more situationally smart, that Sox team right now is almost reminicent of the 96 or 97 Yankees.”

    The Yankees should get Mark Kotsay, Eric Threets, Edwin Jackson, Jonathan Sanchez. Man, they’d be amazing!

  786. beefeater August 26th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Easy way to understand this.
    Red Sox big hitters hit. Yankee big hitters dont.

  787. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Trisha- in all seriousness, do you think this is a conspiracy against the yanks?

  788. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    I’d be surprised if this joke that we call a team gets another run before this game is over.

  789. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    “And now they will likely add Mark Kotsay to thier starting CF depth, that Sox team is going to be younger, more athletic, more OBP % more situationally smart, that Sox team right now is almost reminicent of the 96 or 97 Yankees.”

    Jesus Brandon – pick a side – You’re saying losing old guys like Mike Lowell and JD Drew is great news for the Sawx – Sell it somewhere else.

  790. Jon August 26th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    “Jon, have you looked at Alex’s numbers with RISP?

    It’s not that the Yankees aren’t hitting. It’s that they’re not hitting when it matters most.”

    He’s not having his best year but he has 78 RBI, four fewer than the team leader Abreu, in 17 fewer games. Again, A-Rod is the best player on the team and is the last thing people should be worrying about.

  791. beefeater August 26th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    1, 2, 3, against an average reliever

  792. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    At least the Phillies are fighting.

  793. jon August 26th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    trisha… i think that 5 feet wide strike zone the fruitbat consistently gets from these pathetic umpires have you spoiled! whataya thinks?

  794. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    You thought other innings were bad offensively? That one redefined horrendous.

  795. BB August 26th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Giambi should wait BB when got 3 bad ball,but he didn’t.
    Giambi is too old to defend,and can’t get run at scoring position. A-rod either.

  796. COL 88 August 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I want Pettitte off this team. He is toast. Getting by on guiel these days and that only takes you so far.

    Use his money to go after Sheets AND CC.

  797. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Again our cleanup hitter and # 5 hitter have an identity crisis. They have no idea that they are RBI guys. They have no idea that they are in a specific spot in the order that gives them the most chances with RISP.
    The cleanup guy is worse because he has the most ability and tools
    The Red Sox have the worst Red Sox lineup we`ve ever seen, yet their guys their cleanup guy is doing much better than ours with a 1/4 of the talent level

    Yup.

  798. E-Man August 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Are you people kidding me? You’re blaming the ump? Have you watched any other games this season?!?!?

  799. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    crap arse team

  800. Jersey August 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    They can’t pitch and they can’t hit with runners on.

    Not a good combo.

  801. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Way to mount a rally against the bullpen.

  802. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I have respect at least for those of you who are complaining but at least admitted that the umpire screwed over the Yankees with his calls.

    I can’t take the rest of the complainers who are putting this all on the Yankees and nowhere else. I guess it’s easy to have 16 runners on base in 6 innings if every strike a pitcher throws is called a ball. Hell you can walk in most of your runs that way. Or giving the other team extra outs with every batter up. Yeah that’s fair.

    If we have to lose tonight’s game I would prefer for it to be on the Yankees entirely and not on the home plate umpire.

    I’m furious with the calls. This is entirely unfair and of course it hurts even more when you feel your season hinging on every game.

  803. dt August 26th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    why do yankee fans boo arod??!?!? so ridiculously stupid!

  804. Wow August 26th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    You want to see how bad this ump is? Check the MLB Gameday of these at bats. Pitches down the middle above the knee called balls.

  805. Tarheel August 26th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Hey Pete, why do you hate Arod so much?? Will he not talk to you?? Poor baby….I bet you can’t even swing a bat, much less do anything that takes any athletic talent.

  806. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Jesus Brandon – pick a side – You’re saying losing old guys like Mike Lowell and JD Drew is great news for the Sawx – Sell it somewhere else.

    And when they get them back ?

  807. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    “I want Pettitte off this team. He is toast. Getting by on guiel these days and that only takes you so far.

    Use his money to go after Sheets AND CC.”

    I’m down with that – except for the Sheets part (and it is guile :) )

  808. beefeater August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Cashman didnt go for Santana hard because he had Petititte coming back, what a joke that was. Imagine having Johan tonight? IT wouldnt be 7-3

  809. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    What’s up with you lately, Brandon? Are you okay?

  810. SDYankee August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Ballgame!

    BTW:
    Angel- not sure if your comment “you only show up when they’re losing” was directed at me but if it was…you have no idea what you are talking about.

  811. huby August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    At least there’s some team at Yankee Stadium that showed up to play. It’s a shame they’re not wearing pinstripes. Bruney comes in and walks guy after guy. Lopez comes in and throws 10 pitches…all strikes…to quickly get through the inning. Bottom line…the Red Sox are better. They are what the Yankees were a few years ago and the Yanks are what the Red Sox were a few years ago. They’ve switched places just like Elaine switched places with George on Seinfeld.

  812. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Give me a break. He is nothing but a meaningless stat compiler. He is not a winning baseball player

    that is exactly what ARod is. The Steinbrenners have ruined this team by trying to sign big names instead of baseball players. This is why the Angels, Red Sox, and not Tampa are superior to this team.

    Big names, big egos, big paychecks, flaccid results. So many women would be disappointed if these were real date, not even HGH or viagra or cialis can help this team.

  813. Justin C. August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    trish i feel the same way :(

  814. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    “And when they get them back ?”

    They’ll DFA Kotsay. BFD.

  815. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    “Trisha- in all seriousness, do you think this is a conspiracy against the yanks?”

    I know what I saw. The umpire was out of his mind with his calls. That’s about all I can say with any surety.

  816. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    why is it stupid to boo Arod? – they paid to watch the team put up a fight tonight and he failed, miserably. He’s not why they lost this game, but he’s frustrated us all to the degree that it’s time to dust off the boos from 2006.

  817. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    That Francona is one astute manager. Wakefield only at 80 pitches and he brings in Lopez a lefty, to take care of Matsui, who was due against Wakefield.

    Now we bring in Robertson as Girardi is conceding the game!

  818. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I don’t think its fair to attack the media. Sure most of those guys have never and we’ll never play sports but they still need to be critical of the pros who get paid to perform. The reporters and journalists get paid to cover the team and write smart informed stories. The ball players get paid to perform on the field if they don’t then they deserve to be asked about it. The Yankees even more so than other teams should know what to expect when they don’t meet expectations, especially this team.

  819. beefeater August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Anyone defending Arod or acting like hes doing great is a contrary personality.
    Its obvious if your big RBI doesnt hit and drive in runs during key moments you cannot win.
    Arod has left a ton of runners on base all year. He is hitting below 250 with RISP
    Thats like batting Molina 4th

  820. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I don’t know what sucks worse, this umpiring, or our 4 and 5 hitters with RISP.

  821. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    What’s up with you lately, Brandon? Are you okay?

    Pissed w/ this team. Love them but they are fat cats.

  822. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “Big names, big egos, big paychecks, flaccid results. So many women would be disappointed if these were real date, not even HGH or viagra or cialis can help this team.”

    Sounds like you’re talking from personal experience ;)

  823. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    A-Rod is just not worth it….and I’m glad the fans booed him! strikeout looking and an Inning ending DP! that’s so MVP, NOT!

  824. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    season still not over? Anymore doubters?

  825. Lets try. August 26th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    “TGFizeek
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    Why does Giambi get a pass and ARod get’s ripped? Giambi’s getting 20 mil, can’t hit past a shift and is every bit the rally killer ARod is. That’s what you get for signing those Left Coast guys.”

    The reason is Giamby is white and A-Rod is Dominican. It can’t be more clear than that.

  826. Diggedy August 26th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I always find the A Rod debate fun to watch, because there is no clear cut answer…He’s not as good as his numbers, and yet, he certainly doesn’t suck.

    At the end of the day, Alex gets paid “carry the team” money. His clean-up slot is a “carry the team” slot.

    What’s the big knock on the Yankees in the play-offs since the 2004 collapse? They play tighter than Nas’ first album.

    I’m convinced that this team, when the games become “do or die’, sit around waiting for Alex to lead the way and, well, “carry the team”.

    He doesn’t.

    And they aren’t the last team playing in October.

  827. NongEyeJon August 26th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Lifeless. This team (except Damon) is LIFELESS…oh, and gutless. And no, I’m not a troll.

  828. RalphieD August 26th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    is this a red sox blog??…sounds like a lot of people love them on here…interesting…

  829. Peter Abraham August 26th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    This is my favorite comment of the night:

    “But if the Media were physically able to play professional sports I doubt they would be so critical.”

    Um … why would the ability to play professional sports have anything to do with writing about it?

    One of the most critical guys on ESPN is Ron Jaworski. He was a pretty good QB in his day.

  830. lil' m August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    As shaky as the pitching and defense have been, amazingly enough, it’s still the RISP problem that’s killing the Yankees. They should have scored at least three more runs in the fifth inning. That’s what has done them in all season, and except for brief periods, it has remained the primary problem.

    Brief fantasy interlude: Sir Sid pitches the game of his life tomorrow and completely shuts down the opposition. Timely hitting and sparkling defense does the rest, and the Yankees win!!

    Okay, back to reality. At this rate, if the Yankees win one game, they should count themselves lucky indeed. And Robi should have caught that.

  831. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I’ll boo any major league ballplayer who can’t sacrifice a runner in from third base, but instead swings for the fences every time. I don’t care if his last name is Rodriguez or not.

  832. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    They’ll DFA Kotsay. BFD.

    Why would they DFA a good OF that hits around .300 ? if anything Ellsbury goes to the bench.

  833. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    This team needs an enema

  834. NongEyeJon August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Is Giambi ever in position to field that throw from a catcher? Certainly it would help if he was a lefty, and even though he has to come off the bag for the pitch, I just dont think I’ve ever seen him prepared for that.

  835. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    You know what has been bothering me for a couple of days – the Yankees had off yesterday and a day game on Sunday. Girardi gave the players almost two days off before the biggest series of their season. You’d think they way they’d been playing he’d schedule a practice for Monday to get it through to these slackers that this series is a make or break for their season. That move by Girardi was one that should be made by a manager that has already clinched the playoffs or is out of it.

  836. Lets try. August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    “Jeter’s Future Wife
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm
    A-Rod is just not worth it….and I’m glad the fans booed him! strikeout looking and an Inning ending DP! that’s so MVP, NOT!”

    I just have a question “Jeter’ wife”, how come you’re not complaining about Jeter’s performance. Oh wait, is because he’s your husband, right.

  837. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Jeter’s Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    A-Rod is just not worth it….and I’m glad the fans booed him! strikeout looking and an Inning ending DP! that’s so MVP, NOT!

    Can someone please inform ‘Mrs. Jeter’ about the irony of this statement?

  838. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Oh fair enough, understandable I suppose, lol. You just don’t sound like your normal self lately, thats all. :)

  839. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    2 more David

  840. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    So let me see. The Yankees pitchers have gotten totally porked by the ump while Wakefield has been given the best strike zone yet, and this is whiners and quitters not dealing with the game situation? What do you suggest they do? Take a bat to the umpire’s face?

    Seriously, do you think that his zone is only for the Yankees???? His zone has been just as inconsistent with the Red Sox.

    The difference is that it is magnified by the Yankees because they desperate for wins and clinging to very little hope. If they were a game out of the WC and 3 back in the division, this would be an overall bad game by the ump, which it really is.

    So Yes, they are whiners because they are now focusing on everything except swinging the bat, pitching and fielding – all of which have killed them tonight.

    Arod ONLY swings for the fences, Giambi can’t hit a 56 mph pitch, ARod can’t field, Giambi can’t field, pitchers are crying instead of pitching…. Sorry, they need to adjust and deal with it.

  841. stuart August 26th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    yea there it is, girardi’s at fault not arod and giambi and the UMPS(they suck tonight big time).. Nah it is Giradi’s fault, why who the hell knows.

    Peter worried about who is pulling down the damn sign(who cares) and the 7th inning stretch music…

    the bottom line is still the same we cannot hit when it counts not real complicated…

  842. Lets try. August 26th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    TKinDC-

    That’s funny.

  843. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    There was some bad umpiring, yes.

    So?

    How about scoring some more runs and playing like you’re awake.

  844. beefeater August 26th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Giambi doesnt get a pass, but he should because he is not nearly the player AROD is
    AROD is the best player in the game, the most tools, the most skill. If he had a pair of gool yons he`d do something.
    He cannot play anywhere near his ability with $$$ on the table. If you bat him 4th, he will fail over and over again in the clutch

  845. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    sunny615
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm
    season still not over? Anymore doubters?

    Yankees make the playoffs as the wildcard Red Sox finish in 3rd place.

  846. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    “beefeater
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 pm
    Cashman didnt go for Santana hard because he had Petititte coming back, what a joke that was. Imagine having Johan tonight? IT wouldnt be 7-3″

    yes. NYY would lose 4-3, in extra innings.

  847. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    “Are you people kidding me? You’re blaming the ump? Have you watched any other games this season?!?!?”

    How does the fact that this team struggles to hit with RISP make the umpire any less incompetent? I think it’s ridiculous that every time someone mentions that Yankee pitchers have been getting squeezed all night, we’re automatically “blaming the ump”? Please, we’re all aware of this team’s problems with RISP, I’m not about to start prefacing every post with it. It’s beating a dead horse already

  848. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Nice job by Dave, and again great throw from Jose.

  849. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Pete-

    Any clue or guesses on which Yankee free agents will be passed thru waivers this week, and who we might have a chance at being able to trade for prospects?

  850. walt August 26th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    trisha- read huby’s post at 9:13. truer words have never been spoken! go yanks!

  851. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    here comes the scratchy Kate Smith recording!

  852. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    TKinDC

    August 26th, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    “I want Pettitte off this team. He is toast. Getting by on guiel these days and that only takes you so far.

    Use his money to go after Sheets AND CC.”

    I’m down with that – except for the Sheets part (and it is guile )

    I’m not.

    The Yankees have alot of problems but Pettite isn’t one of them.

    As for this game, if you actually watched it, you knew that he had the Bosox number: The Boston hitters didn’t TAKE the close pitches; they were LOCKED UP – BEATEN

    and only the umpire and some lucky infield singles saved them. After the first few innings, Andy was so frustrated it was over for him.

    Their are good arguments (which I disagree with) for dismissing Pettite, but if you’re basing your dismissal on the groundfs of this game, then you haven’t actually watched it.

  853. EricNS August 26th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    To get it right the Yankees have announced they will disband the club after this season and a new team will take over the new park and call themselves the HIghlanders – it will be an expansion team as the current group of players will be dispersed throughout the majors – George Costanza will be the owner of the new team.

  854. BB August 26th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    The Redsox’s heart to win is more eager than Yankee’s players.

  855. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    “Jeter’s Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    A-Rod is just not worth it….and I’m glad the fans booed him! strikeout looking and an Inning ending DP! that’s so MVP, NOT!”

    oh, brother. lol.

  856. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Can someone let CC and Tex know that their blank checks are in the mail. This team really gave up this year, time for some new blood. Finally that “just for men” abomination can go kill rallies on another team. A-Rod I wouldn’t worry about him 09 is an odd year and he plays like God during odd numbered years. Don’t believe me? Look it up.

  857. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    “Cashman didnt go for Santana hard because he had Petititte coming back, what a joke that was. Imagine having Johan tonight? IT wouldnt be 7-3″”

    AP is a one-year deal, talk to me in 2015 when Johan is in the last year of his contract.

  858. Scott August 26th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    ellen
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    I’ll boo any major league ballplayer who can’t sacrifice a runner in from third base, but instead swings for the fences every time. I don’t care if his last name is Rodriguez or not.

    *******************

    I echo your sentiments. There’s only one thing on the mind of Alex Rodriquez. Pursuit of the Bonds HR record and it’s eveident with every at bat.

  859. stuart August 26th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    clowns we are stuck with Arod so why discuss things that will not change. but maybe we can get a collection together to pay for him to see a psychiatrist.

    no one will have take him off our hands at his contract, never happen…

  860. nibble not August 26th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Robertson and Molina are a pleasure to watch.

    What a gem nailing the coconator.

  861. pat August 26th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    “AROD is the best player in the game, the most tools, the most skill.”

    You’d never guess that reading the comments here.

  862. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    This team better show up that last series of the year at Fenway and steal the postseason from the Sox. I would love to take 2 of 3 from them while the Twinkies win their last series.

    Wouldn’t that be some solace to this season? Beat down the Sox enough to allow the WC to Minnesota?

    At least go down swinging.

  863. Jose August 26th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Give me a player like Doug Mientkiewicz over Arod ANYDAY of the week.

  864. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Can we have a big inning where multiple runs are scored? Pretty please with a cherry on top :|

    Hello Delcarmen

  865. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Sounds like you’re talking from personal experience

    as a doctor, I am. Want a prescription? – that was funny though…. Good zinger.

    You would be amazed at the number of disappointments that I see on a daily basis. They blame their wives, children, jobs, but are 15-20 pounds over weight, don’t eat, don’t exercise.. Trust me, they are nothing like the models on the commercials.

    They all look more like a cross between Jose Molina and Prince Fielder than like Arod or Jeter.

  866. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    OK, let’s get some hits against Delcarmen!

  867. george August 26th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    let’s go Yankees

  868. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Jeter’s Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    A-Rod is just not worth it….and I’m glad the fans booed him! strikeout looking and an Inning ending DP! that’s so MVP, NOT!

    Oh don’t even get me started w/ Mr. Panoramic vista roof

  869. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Just knock Manny Delcrappy around and we can all smile again.

  870. j August 26th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    4-5 hitters today 0-6 and alot of heartbreak. :(

  871. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Rob – wouldn’t the Yanks have to win these games first? Doesn’t even look like they’re awake.

    Anywho – hope they pull it out and spank the Sahx’s bullpen. Go Yanks! (er… wake em up!)

  872. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    If Pudge got a hit here I’d be utterly shocked.

  873. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    off to bed… long days ahead. Good luck Yanks! Beat these crap sox and their crap bullpen. (please?)

  874. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Terry –

    Congrats on learning how to use the HUGE quotes – ;)

    I’ve watched Andy all year, thank you very much. I think that unless he has some physical issue he is not disclosing then he should be going back home to Houston.

    He is a great guy – but he can’t play in the AL East anymore.

  875. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    “Give me a player like Doug Mientkiewicz over Arod ANYDAY of the week.”

    oh brother, take 2.

    Ya know, once you get used to the idiotic comments on this blog when the team is losing, they become straight up comedy after a while.

  876. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Good thing we had Pudge pinch hit for Molina.

  877. j August 26th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    molina would have done better.

  878. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    guess you’re not gonna be shocked DFox.

  879. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Dr. Lavender, are you saying they don’t spend their weekends in adjoining outdoor bathtubs next to isolated coastal lighthouses?

  880. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    yeah – molina would have at least grounded out to short.

  881. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Bellevue must have gotten some new computers placed in the hospital.

  882. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    “trisha- read huby’s post at 9:13. truer words have never been spoken! go yanks!”

    walt – that’s hysterical! go sux!

  883. BB August 26th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Today’s umpire seem not be fair to Yankees.

  884. Jose August 26th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Pudge, another over the hill superstar, the giambi of catchers

  885. TGFizeek August 26th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    ARod – .311/.400/.587 28HR 78 RBI
    2 MVPs as a Yankee
    solid 3B
    “unclutch”
    Giambi-.249/.380/.501 25HR 77 RBI
    locker room MVP (worthless)
    worst 1B ever
    clutch? maybe during a month of the season

    Giambi in the five hole is supposed to offer ARod protection.

    I would love to hear someone try to defend this guy.

  886. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Jose, that’s really showing your baseball IQ. LMAO…That Mientkiiwicz is such a run producer.

  887. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    these yanks are such a tease!! but I will be strong – must

    go

    to

    bed!

  888. dt August 26th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    is it arods fault that he gets payed so much?? just because we pay him so much doesnt mean that he has to be the best player every single day – which most yankee fans think they deserve – so instead of cheering on a player who will go down in history as one of the best baseball players to ever play the game – people boo him when he’s been off?! wtf – give him a break – only in new york would you see such stupid ass fans to boo their best player – i love the yankees and i believe arod is the best but for his sake I think he should leave NY – why should he want to play for us when our fans turn on him at every little chance they get – absolutely ridiculous and you people who boo him should be ashamed….

  889. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    anyone yet to see Pudge hit a fastball this year?

    I’ve watched every Yankee game and all his hits were on off-speed pitches.

    How the mighty (roided) have fallen.

  890. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Come on guys rally time. No DP please Cap.

  891. pat August 26th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Abreu and Cano are the only ones who ever have goten a hit off DelCarmen.

  892. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Jose
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:28 pm
    Pudge, another over the hill superstar, the giambi of catchers

    What’s really surprised me about the Pudger aside from his complete inability to hit the baseball is his poor throwing. He is one hopping them to second base every time. It’s like when you see a dog that used to be a proud animal that can’t get out of its own way.

    And a hit for the Vista Roof!

  893. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    The old Jeterian swing.. whatever works.

  894. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Giambi in the five hole is supposed to offer ARod protection.

    We complain about him in that 5 hole everyday and we came to the conclusion that he has some incriminating pics of GI Joe

  895. The Donald August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I’d fire this fraud A-Rod in a New York minute.

  896. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com.....11.jpg?v=0

  897. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Hey, I think I remember seeing that outside pitch that was just called a strike to Jeter somewhere… OH YEAH! That was the identical pitch that was called a ball at least 10 times when Andy Pettitte threw it.

  898. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Prediction: Bobby will walk.

    ARod will come up with bases loaded and pop out. ;-)

  899. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Pudge’s emotions over being a Yankees have overgrown his talent… if he has any these days anyway

  900. Put Jeter and Damon 3-4 or 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I would have stuck with Molina over Pudge

  901. Mr G August 26th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    And now shots at how the Yankees are handling the countdown?

    Wow.

    What’s next? Criticizing that they don’t have names on the back of their jerseys?

  902. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    dammit – being teased again – must

    leave

    computer

    – ahhh F it… I am so going to need a gallon of coffee tomorrow… GOYANKS!! PLEASE!!

  903. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    “as a doctor, I am. Want a prescription? – that was funny though…. Good zinger.”

    You’re a doctor? Where were you the night Joba grabbed his shoulder – there were a thousand unlicensed MD’s diagnosing the kid on the blog? Can we put you on blog-retainer? :)

  904. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    It’s all going to be up to A-Rod again

  905. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    He’s going to walk Abreu to get to Arod for the DP, that’s how bad he is with RISP. I wonder if he’ll swing for the fences.

  906. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    walk or single Abreu so Arod can bring it home on a grand salami

  907. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    my rally cap is on

  908. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    you think arod wants Abreu to hit into a DP?

  909. pat August 26th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    A-Rod has 3 SO on 6 ABs against DelCarmen. Just warning ya.

  910. Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Sorry, but this game is on the Yankees not the umpires. The inablitly of this team to score runs has reared its ugly head again. A Rod and Giambi have had a FAR more negative effect on the proceedings than the umpires.

  911. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Amazing I see Alex on deck and most of me wants Bobby to get a double right here and Alex to get hit by a ball or ball and Jason just to draw walk or get hit. Why is anyone’s guess

  912. TGFizeek August 26th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Noticing the Arod haters are not regular posters, anger subsiding.

    I hate looking forward to next season in August. Cash better get it done this offseason.

  913. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    I agree with you Trisha.

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com.....11.jpg?v=0

  914. Jose August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Would a team like the SF Giants be interested in Arod? They do have money to spend and need a cornerstone player who can help sell tickets and be a force in the middle of the lineup. They were rumored to be very interested in him in the winter.

    If I’m Cashman, I call Sabean and see if a deal can be reached.

  915. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Bobby being Bobby.

  916. ron ron August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    this is it.

  917. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    You have got to be kidding me.

  918. Blame the Stache August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    5-4-3 DP?

  919. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Let’s call this a clutch situation.

    Swing easy, Arod.

  920. MoBoy(aka McLovin) August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Pettitte losing to a contending team?Who knew?

    Pettitte pitches to the crappy teams like a Ace.But against contending teams he just doesn’t have it.

    Kay needs to stop finding excuses for Pettitte.We need him more then any other time and he fails.And with Ponson tomorrow he killed this bullpen.

    We don’t need to pay a pitcher $16 million to get beaten by the Red Sox and dominate the Royals.

  921. Diggedy August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    wow.. this game is amazing.. you cannot hide..

    one way or another, this crowd is going to erupt after this next at bat.

    : )

  922. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    ok A Rod, time to shut us all up.

  923. j August 26th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    delaying the inevtiable. doesnt it seem arod always has these chances?

  924. bphill August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    What are your odds for an DP right here?

    Mine 5:2 A ROD grounds into a dp

  925. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    It always finds you Arod. Just close your eyes and swing Alex. Eventually you’ll have to connect OR just go for a damn single!

  926. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Can Girardi some how flip Nady and Giambi now. Would the Sox notice???

  927. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Smart pitching there. Why would they give Abreu anything to hit?

    Anyway, whatever A-Rod does here, we get another 9 years of it. Imagine another 9 years of clutch grand slams!!!

  928. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    It will come down to ARod…and possibly Giambi…again.

  929. youk August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    I hope arod has his “depends” on….

  930. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    well, I have to stay up for this at-bat at least… this’ll tell me whether to go to bed mad or hopefull…

  931. SDYankee August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Great at bat by Abreu. It would be utterly fantastic if A-rod ties it up here (how’s that for positive)

  932. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Alex needs a membership to the redeem team
    here is his chance

  933. RalphieD August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    arod can become god for a minute again or can be sniped on the spot by the fans…what…will..happen?

  934. Jon August 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Put up or shut up AROD

  935. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Pinch hit…bring in Cody…just kidding, sort of!

  936. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    5-4-3 DP?

    looks like it, or a sac fly and Jason strikes out.

  937. Eric August 26th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    A-Rod up with the season on the line…

  938. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I’m betting a force out.

  939. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/08.....yanksf.jpg

  940. Neil August 26th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    A-ROD IS PISSED ABREU DIDN’T GROUND INTO A DP AND LET HIM LEADOFF THE 8TH.

  941. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I almost feel bad for Arod. He obviously doesn’t love the game but he has all this talent so he has to play baseball but he does it for himself, not the team. Maybe the Yankees should pay him per hit, and give him more money with the game on the line. I bet that would make him clutch.

  942. CT August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Pete:

    Ron Jaworski has the right to be critical of professional players…he’s been through it. You and I have NEVER played professional sports….so it’s easy for us to sit behind our computers and criticize this team.

    We all know the Yankees have flaws and it’s been like this for many years…but there are still some fans that do have hope. These fans live and die with this team. Sometimes it’s tough to hear posts like ” the Yankees can’t get it right off the field either.”

  943. grafxkid August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    rally caps…ON!!

  944. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I hope not but…

    I can see pop-up to first base in foul territory.

    And then Giambi will K on high fastball.

    I’ve seen this movie 100 times this year.

  945. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Alex time. Let’s go Alex!!

  946. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Alex needs to just get a hit no need to swing for the fences.
    You can see the sawdust falling to the ground when he’s up with runners on I hope he comes through

  947. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Watch those hard hands fist up

  948. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    A single works here, Arod. A walk works.

  949. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    base hit dont be a hero

  950. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    let’s the good pitch, sail by.

  951. TGFizeek August 26th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Prediction: Masterson throws junk and offspeed, Arod presses swing, pop out.
    Giambi doesn’t even make it to the box, he is called out for sneaking a bottle of Jack Daniels onto the field in his bat.

  952. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    C’mon you know the best Arod does in this situation is get a little dribbler hit.

  953. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    This is unbelievable karma or something.

  954. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    where is nady when we need him

  955. j August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    and there is the inevitable.

  956. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Oh my goodness.

  957. ron ron August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    goodbye 2008

  958. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  959. vinny-b (place Arod on irrevocable waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    maybe, the greatest player of all-time.

  960. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Nine more years of this?

  961. Diggedy August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    and he smiles.

  962. bphill August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    WAS HE EVEN RUNNING?

    CAN WE BENCH THIS FOOL

  963. youk August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I love that “clutch grand slam double play”!!!!!!!

  964. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Un-real.

  965. dt August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    stress…pressure…he shouldnt have that much but wait yeah he will because he plays for yankees and yankees have stupid ass fans that booed him earlier in the game

  966. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    ::::crickets::::

  967. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    HA!

  968. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    is madonna in the stands?

  969. Seriously?" August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    “How about no one ever talks about the opponents lineup until AFTER the game?

    Friggin morons.”

    Isn’t that a little rash – wait till 10 years have passed.

    [idiot - it is a BLOG!]

  970. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Defend him Now.

  971. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Giambi and A-Rod should be living at the bottom of the order after this one.

  972. sw August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    GIDP-Rod. :(

  973. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I CAN’T believe that he can’t even hit a sac fly.

  974. Dembore August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    What a Twat-Rod.

  975. BB August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Giambi is old and decline seriously,and not worth $2,300 million.
    Giambi should be replace with younger and outstanding player.
    Giambi should hit #7 or #8 or #9.

  976. aado August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    and he is ours for 9 more years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  977. kidjock August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    this in done

  978. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I wish he did swing for the fences then he would have popped out insteadn of DP there

  979. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    That’s your 2008 season right there.

  980. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    ugh

  981. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    madonna put the VooDoo on him.. she has a Arod bobble head in the house somewhere

  982. j August 26th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    well now we can credit 6 outs to him and two rally enders.

  983. Blame the Stache August 26th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Is this all a really bad joke? I mean, he cant even put it in the air? I dont care what anyone says about his average or whatever, he is a CHOKER!!!! CHOKER!!!!!

  984. 34hughes August 26th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    trade him

  985. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    going to bed mad…

  986. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    “WAS HE EVEN RUNNING?

    CAN WE BENCH THIS FOOL”

    That was the worst part for me. It looked like he didn’t try to make it close.

  987. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    lavender goons

    Seriously, do you think that his zone is only for the Yankees???? His zone has been just as inconsistent with the Red Sox.

    Bogus.

    I accepted the fact that Wakefield’s strike zone was different (especially vertically) because he’s a knuckle-baller. It’s naturally difficult to guestimate the trajectory of the ball: If it darts right, you compensate towards the left when calling the ball crossing the zone (and vice-versa). When the pitch darted down, the ump compensated (I think he OVER-compensated but never mind) higher in the strike zone than where Cash caught it i.e. a pitch caught several inches below the knees was still called a strike.

    That’s not a matter of “fair”. That’s just the way it is when umps call Wakefield’s pitches. I accepted that.

    But after seeing LOPEZ pitch, the calls are now INEXCUSABLE.

    With a side-arm trajectory – almost an UNDER-ARM trajectory, the umpire would naturally compensate down.

    INSTEAD, a ball FOUR or FIVE inches below the knees was CONSISTENTLY called for a strike.

    Gameday confirms it even if you AREN’T actually watching the game. The umpire can’t have it BOTH ways. This is a matter of “HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE”.

  988. lil' m August 26th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Wow – that’s actually a bit scary . . .

  989. Timmy Lupus August 26th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “Nine more years of this?”

    Worst contract in sports history. Best player ever? A-Rod couldn’t carry The Babes jockstrap.

  990. Brian from PA August 26th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    what a jackass.

    thanks Alex. thanks. for nothing.

  991. dt August 26th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    stress…pressure…he shouldnt have that much but wait yeah he will because he plays for yankees and yankees have stupid ass fans that booed him earlier in the game

  992. TKinDC August 26th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “::::crickets::::”

    The sound that you don’t hear is breaking hearts of every little child in a #13 jersey :(

  993. aardvark August 26th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Man, A-Rod has to be the most overrated (not to mention overpaid) player in the history of baseball.

  994. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Biggest mistake was signing this guy. He’s been bad luck ever since the bloody sock game. That was the game that sucked all the aura and mystique out of the stadium. They should call this stadium

    The House that Ruth Built and Arod DESTROYED!

  995. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    omg Alex
    I don’t even know what to say anymore

  996. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Pinch hit Cody Ransom for ARod next time.

  997. Semper Fi August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    WWBMD

    What would Billy Martin do?

  998. TGFizeek August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    How does that make him any different than the rest of this team? Isn’t Jeter top 5 in the League in GIDP?
    I’m not saying the guy’s without problems, I’m saying he is one of many. It is unreal how he draws the focus of all the boo birds.

  999. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Everyone relax, Tampa is losing. So it’s not like we’re going to lose any ground.

    (insert winky emoticon)

  1000. Nick August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    anyone want to defend this unclutch hack now?

  1001. Josh Johnson August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I think A-Rod is a great player. Buttt he makes me want to throw up watching him ground in two double plays, killing two rallies with the playoffs on the line.. and then proceed to just stand there and smirk. It looked like he wanted to smile for christ sake. Can we not get a bit of cursing, maybe the helmet thrown, a tiny bit of emotion.

  1002. dt August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    stress…pressure…he shouldnt have that much but wait yeah he will because he plays for yankees and yankees have stupid ass fans that booed him earlier in the game…

  1003. stuart August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    you can’t even make this up.. Arod fans are totally delusional, the guy is a cancer..

    tries to damn hard…

    you cannot make up how bad our team is with RISP..

    some clowns on TV were trying to blame it today on Girardi for being to intense..

    Arod wants the green with it comes the pressure, if he does not like it give some money back…

  1004. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Holy H. Moly.

  1005. Jose August 26th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I thought he would atleast strikeout and give Giambi a chance to hit the grand slam.

  1006. aado August 26th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    make that 9 years and 1 month!

  1007. sunny615 August 26th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    who wants to bet that arod is the last out in the ninth with the tying run at 3rd?

  1008. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Alex 6 LOB not very good

  1009. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Wow, I just got home in time to see alex totally choke for about the 150th time this season. I’m disgusted.

    Man I can’t believe the season is going to hang on Sidney Ponson.

    Andy couldn’t come up big huh. He sure has struggled a bit during the 2nd half. Usually that’s his strength. I tell you if he struggles the rest of the way there’s just no way he’s going to play next year. He’s just not that kind of guy.

  1010. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I quit Alex. I just can’t root for this guy anymore. You cant just barely squeak past the Mendoza line with RISP if you’re the cleanup hitter, you just can not do it.

  1011. ron ron August 26th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    boo that punk. thank god the real yankee fans are at the game tonight, like me, lived through the teams in the 70s, 80s and 90s are still hear and boo that punk. he’s a disgrace to the great men that have worn that uniform over the year. t next year with the $2500 seats, sadly he’ll get applause because he’s a “superstar”.

  1012. george August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    i think the boos are a tad amplified by the happy fans of the Carmine Hose.

  1013. Marc from Portland Maine August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Ok Doris, you can take your meds now. As a matter of fact you should double up.

    Please,lol.

  1014. Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    PLEASE, someone explain to me how this is the umpires’ fault. That would be about the only thing that will make me laugh right now.

  1015. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Let’s revisit Pete’s spot-on comment from earlier:

    UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: A-Rod said last week that the Yankees had to treat every game like it was the playoffs. That would explain his one RBI in the last seven games.

    Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

  1016. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Look at that, their 4 and 5 hitters have RBI’s!!! Is that even legal?

  1017. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Someone bought my son Alex’s children’s book.

    You all should read it.

    It’s very telling.

    Arod’s anguish with trying to perform when it counts – the pressure, the practicing, the need to deliver.

    It’s all just too much for him.

    The Arod-era continues in the Bronx. Big numbers, poor clutch hitting Why would he ever change?

  1018. harris August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    My son just attempted to commit suicide after what a-rod just did.

  1019. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Game over. Season over. Thanks again A-Rod.

    0-4, 2 GIDP, 6 LOB, in the biggest game of the year. Incredible.

    Once again, it comes down to the 4 and 5 hitters, and once again, they are pitiful. Girardi is a moron with his “lineup.”

    How can you score when your 4 and 5 hitters are total jokes with runners on? What have we had? 10 hits? 5 walks? 3 runs? You’ve got to be kidding me.

    The 4 and 5 hitters combined are 0-7 with 2 GIDP. They are responsible for 9 outs, and most of them in key spots with RISP.

    The difference in this team is A-ROD. That’s really it. His season this year is so much worse than last year, that there is not one feared hitter other than Abreu in this entire lineup. And what do they do? They walk him and A-Rod just bangs into a DP.

    There’s never anything to look forward to. You can’t just stick runners on base for the 5 and 5 hitters and have them driven in. Pathetic.

    When you have 4 and 5 hitters who are pathetic with RISP, you lose. Why Girardi doesn’t see this is ridiculous!

    This lineup even would be better at scoring than the present one:

    Damon
    A-Rod
    Abreu
    Nady
    Matsui
    Jeter
    Cano
    Pudge
    Giambi

  1020. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    ah… what we going to do.. maybe i can cheer for the cubs..

  1021. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Sadly, although Abreu’s approach before A-Rod has been fundamental baseball, try to draw a walk for your cleanup hitter, at this point, Abreu needs to swing away in those situations.

    It’s sad, because Abreu should be praised for drawing walks like that, but at this point, I think everyone would rather just see Abreu take hacks and balls even if they aren’t in the strike zone to force the issue. Because passing the baton to A-Rod and Giambi is becoming a joke.

  1022. j August 26th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    how is arod still hitting .300+. everytime i look its a weak swing or a groundball out.

  1023. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Nick in SF
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    Dr. Lavender, are you saying they don’t spend their weekends in adjoining outdoor bathtubs next to isolated coastal lighthouses?

    I don’t get in here much but you certainly always have a great sense of humor that makes me laugh. Thank you very much.

    And the bathtub are part of a new program here at the clinic where you have the option to buy.

  1024. Nick August 26th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    what are our 4 and 5 guys tonight??

  1025. DubP Los Angeles August 26th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I hope they’re booing him off the field right now

  1026. dt August 26th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    stress…pressure…he shouldnt have that much but wait yeah he will because he plays for yankees and yankees have stupid ass fans that booed him earlier in the game

    just keep booing him because i’ sure he’ll play better?!?!

    ridiculous…boo-ers should be ashamed….

  1027. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    A fly ball. A #$#$^$^U$ sacrifice fly. Why is that so hard for this idiot to accomplish?

  1028. BB August 26th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    A-rod always can’t hit at the right moment.
    He is not worth with $2,800 million per year.
    Cashman is stupid.
    Yankees make a lot of stupid things this year.

  1029. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1030. BobJones August 26th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    is this a nightmare i mean its sad that you just know hes not going to come through

  1031. bomberblogger August 26th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    igawa is 14 and 5 after tonight.we have have great aaaa pitchers.i am totally disgusted at a-stats.he doesn’t even act fazed at his lack of heroics.

  1032. ron ron August 26th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    there’s a reason, a 4-time world championship manager batted him 8th in a playoff game. that’s what should go on his hall of fame plague.

  1033. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Fitting that A-Rod and Giambi would screw that play.

  1034. youk August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Mommy….thank you for bringing me to the circus! It’s fun watching the clowns.

  1035. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    UPDATE, 9:38 p.m.: 6-3 DP. Four at-bats, six outs.

    Hey, it’s not like they’re committed to this guy for nine more years or anything.

    UPDATE, 9:41 p.m.: Now people are booing A-Rod for fielding a grounder. The crowd is also leaving like the place is on fire. Yikes.

    :cry:

  1036. daver August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Error on Arod to load the bases…but Giambi should open his eyes when he tries to scoop.

  1037. Jon G August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    OK, who can we get in the offseason for A-rod? He does great in odd-numbered years, so he’ll be better next year. But he is a cancer on this team.

    We need, frankly, somebody like Lowel, not a twat like A-rod. Pay somebody else to take his contract. Maybe the Marlins, but for who..?

  1038. Nick August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    u cant make this stuff up

  1039. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I know the fans are mad. I am very mad, but you don’t have to boo the guy when he is fielding a grounder. That is not going to help the situation.

  1040. NYYanksFan August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    And that is what booing accomplishes.

  1041. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    When Joba went down with an injury, the Yankees didn’t just lose a good pitcher – they lost the one player on their roster who demonstrated fire and passion each and every game.

  1042. aado August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Please tell me that Boras snuck another opt-out clause in the new contract.

  1043. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Man Alex just looks a little lost out there at 3rd. He knows how far he has fallen this year.

  1044. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    day off seems like it only help damon..

  1045. MikeKU August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    What bothers me is…The two teams that have really dominated the Yankees recently are essentially Anaheim and Boston. Seems like Vladdy always gets a big hit against the Yankees. Ortiz and formerly Manny always did it for Boston. The guy that we have that is supposed to serve this role is Alex. Yet time and time again he comes up short. It’s so frustrating. Alex is the best player in baseball yet if I’m the other team I almost want him to face me in a big spot. Unbelievable.

  1046. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Giambi cant even scoop the low throw anymore, what good is he.

    At this point though A-Rod is worse. Considering his age and talent level relative to Giambi’s. pitiful.

  1047. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Sometimes I’m baffled about what audience it is that the NY tabloids have.

    I shouldn’t be – they’re right here.

  1048. aado August 26th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Hey NYYanksFan -

    That is what signing a choke-artist to a 10 year deal accomplishes.

  1049. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Giambi solo homer coming here?

  1050. dave August 26th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    okay… who would ya’ll rather have at 3rd? a-rod or youkilis?

  1051. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I would relax on the “put Alex on waivers” rants. He is very frustrating to watch especially this year however to say he sucks is a bit ridiculous. Last year 95% of us were calling him the best player to ever live, now because the Yanks suck overrall and he has been unclutch we all would prefer to have Joe Crede or Marco Scutaro at 3rd c’mon!

  1052. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    It’s the umpires fault because Arod has a very big heart and he was upset that his pal Andy got squeezed earlier in the game. You can’t blame a guy for caring too much.

  1053. D August 26th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I know the fans are mad. I am very mad, but you don’t have to boo the guy when he is fielding a grounder. That is not going to help the situation.

    how about booing because they stink?

  1054. tim boat August 26th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Can the Yankees opt out of A-Rod’s contract this October?

  1055. FrankDiscussion August 26th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    IMO a team wins and loses collectively. Alex’s numbers with RISP have been poor all year, no reason to think he is going to snap out of it now. Pettitte didn’t bring his “A” game with him tonight, and the umpire only made a bad situation worse. At least Damon showed up.

  1056. Timmy Lupus August 26th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Please enough with blaming the booing. Every Yankee player at one point in time has been booed. It happened to Jeter, it happened to the Mick. They didn’t use it as an excuse to become a complete headcase.

  1057. Redding August 26th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Igawa’s minor league stats should prove why they are irrelevant in the argument to prop up Hughes and Kennedy. Most AAA teams have AAAA hitters. Look at the Scranton team– Ransom, Nick Green, Christian, Moller, Shelly Duncan, Eric Duncan, Broussard etc. All failures.

  1058. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    you don’t think A-Rod felt that pressure at that last at-bat? he obviously can’t handle it..I kept saying, please Bobby, hit it out of the pak, so A-Rod doesn’t have to!!! well, obviously, Bobby didn’t listen! lol

  1059. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Trade A-Rod, while eating almost his entire salary. Bet you’d be hard pressed to find someone to take the “Curse of the Yanks” off our hands, when teams know that A-Rod will not lead them to the promised land for the next 9 years!

  1060. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    “Pay somebody else to take his contract. Maybe the Marlins, but for who..?”

    lol isnt that what Texas did with their “Captain” ?

  1061. Dr. J August 26th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    How loud was the booing? Was it 2006 bad?

  1062. Jeff NJ: Let Joba Play! August 26th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    A Rod is having a terrible year for whatever reason, whether it’s off field related or not. I hope he gets it together this offseason, we need him to be much better with RISP next year. This year is over, I concede.

  1063. Blame the Stache August 26th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: A-Rod said last week that the Yankees had to treat every game like it was the playoffs. That would explain his one RBI in the last seven games.

    This makes total sense. He is actually playing like he is in the playoffs.

  1064. dt August 26th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    yet..we continue to boo him – season should be over now – any team whose fans boo their best players dont deserve to go to the playoffs…

    I just wish i could understand what they think booing will help (even when playing defense) better yet – i’m glad i dont understand why otherwise i too would be just as stupid

  1065. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Dave,

    unfortunately, I’d pick Youk….at 3rd….he costs less and produces more – only thing don’t like about him is his grimmacing when he gets beaned

  1066. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    A-Rod will have another shot at redemption before this one is over, write it down. Anyone think he’ll get the big hit?

  1067. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Jeter’s future wife: the bigger problem is that we have 9 more years of him not being able to handle the pressure. Yikes!

  1068. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I am so disgusted. Cashman is to blame on this one. No one wanted this guy so he comes crawling back and then we sign him for 10 years and like 30 million a year. Thanks to crap like this, I can’t afford to take my family of 4 to a game unless i sit so far my kid can’t even see the numbers on a jersey. This guy is the most overrated player I have ever seen in any sport and our organization felt we needed to spend all that money on him. Beleive, the rest of the GMs in the league must have been smirking when that deal was made as wide as ABum was smirking after that DP. Yankee fans, boo him like we did Potvin at the Garden, he’ll fold to the pressure and want out of the contract! He is the new curse, never was and never will be a winner. Thanks for ruining this team!

  1069. NYYanksFan August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    “Man Alex just looks a little lost out there at 3rd. He knows how far he has fallen this year.”

    You wanna say terrible at the plate I’m with you but he has made a few great plays at 3rd just tonight. I’m sure the booing grounders takes the pressure off too.

  1070. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I’m sorry even I can’t defend his ABs tonight. The division contending/ WC contending Red Sox are in town and you come out w/ an 0 for 4 ? he left 6 men on bases tonight. 6 ..

  1071. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    The way Giambi is slugging now, he’ll probably be batting cleanup before we know it.

  1072. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    get a break.. maybe we can score now

  1073. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    That’s how our comeback starts! With a Rat Boy error!

    Willard is weeping!

  1074. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    dt: people boo because they are disappointed. It’s actually remarkably simple.

  1075. j August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    it took an error for one of them to get on base. and combined salary of 50 million.

  1076. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    help us nady

  1077. yankeenate August 26th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    arod deserves to be booed…every step he takes. He has hurt us far more than helped us. I just hope he doesn’t go down in history as the Yankees curse for the dismal seasons

  1078. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    nady should be hitting for Arod..

  1079. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    At least the X-man will be back next season.

  1080. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    August 26th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I know the fans are mad. I am very mad, but you don’t have to boo the guy when he is fielding a grounder. That is not going to help the situation.

    how about booing because they stink?

    *****************************************

    That isn’t what happens, because if it was – they’d be booed collectively and not selectively.

  1081. Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Nick in SF,

    “the umpires fault because Arod has a very big heart and he was upset that his pal Andy got squeezed earlier in the game. You can’t blame a guy for caring too much.”

    Thanks for the laugh, I needed that lol

    blaming the umpires… too funny! LOL

  1082. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    A-Rod will have another shot at redemption before this one is over, write it down. Anyone think he’ll get the big hit?

    Nope.

  1083. Semper Fi August 26th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Nady should be cleanup

  1084. Blame the Stache August 26th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Why isnt Girardi pinchrunning Gardner for Giambi?

  1085. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    “although Abreu’s approach before A-Rod has been fundamental baseball, try to draw a walk for your cleanup hitter, at this point, Abreu needs to swing away in those situations. It’s sad, because Abreu should be praised for drawing walks like that”

    Agreed. It’s at the point where every time Bobby draws a walk I inwardly cringe, and then I think about why I’m cringing, and that makes it even more depresssing.

    It sucks because he is one of the few besides Damon who has consistently come through with RISP (of course, that could be the contract year talking) but I don’t want to give him a 2-3 year deal, especially since I fear Girardi will be tempted to play him in the field when he has become one of the worst defensive OF in baseball. I don’t want to lose his bat though. Kind of a lose lose situation.

  1086. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Okajima, the Yankees usually pound him.

  1087. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    cant believe the posters still defending arod – unbelievable.

    the guy is indefensible. he panics – look at his approaches his last few at-bats – terrible!

    Remember that slump he was in years ago and he hit that bomb grand slam to right center against the Mets? When he’s going good he hits the ball to right-center. Every swing against Wake was a jerk to the left side. Against Masterson? He just out-thought himself.

    Too bad – my 4 year old needs a Yankee hero pretty soon. Wonder who it’ll be now? Maybe Ajax. Hell, maybe CC.

  1088. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Giambi gets the rally going. The comeback of all comebacks is here

  1089. BB August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Yankees should be more constructive,otherwise this season will be done quickly.

  1090. Vito August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    swap nady and matsui with arod and giambi. then girardi still gets to keep his lefty righty lineup. problem solved.

  1091. Scott August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Yes Arod chiked and makes you wish you were an Angels fan, but Andy’s dreadful start made this situation so critical. I’m not making any excuses for our third baseman who we have until what seems like eternity, but point the finger at others. Mr. Cashman, way to build a rotation that crumbled to points beyond our comprehension. Giambi, Jeter, Melky, Cano, performing below their standard abilities.

  1092. dt August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    you would never see this from any other fans throughout the MLB

  1093. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Nick: you gotta have heart!!

  1094. BobJones August 26th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    BOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  1095. COL 88 August 26th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Nady is the best player on this team, and thats sad.

  1096. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    arod deserves to be booed…every step he takes. He has hurt us far more than helped us. I just hope he doesn’t go down in history as the Yankees curse for the dismal seasons
    *********************************************************

    You better NOT have been cheering him at any point last year then.

  1097. lavender goons August 26th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Gameday confirms it even if you AREN’T actually watching the game. The umpire can’t have it BOTH ways. This is a matter of “HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE”.

    I am not sure what your Gameday shows but i have found its accuracy to be, well less than accurate.

    I am not discounting the zone of the umpire tonight, but HE alone is not the ONLY reason this team has failed. You have 2 hitters making close to $50 million and they can’t get the ball out of the infield. How is that the umpires fault?

    Furthermore, you have a veteran pitcher that is making 15 million and blew 2 leads. How is that the umpire’s fault. A pitch that is a strike that gets called a ball is unfortunate. Every pitch that misses the target and gets hit, that is bad pitching. Watch the video of all the hits. Lowrie can’t hit the inside pitch so they throw outside. Youklis kills in the middle of the plate, so where to they pitch…. middle of the plate.

    I can go on and on but you might want to observe for yourself.

  1098. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    “blaming the umpires… too funny! LOL”

    Someone else who obviously didn’t watch tonight’s game…

  1099. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    I’ll tell you what I think they should block switch X and Matsui for Arod and Giambi in this order. X and Hideki are much better with RISP. I just think Alex is pressing and he can’t fix it this year.

  1100. E-Man August 26th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    How come Girardi doesn’t get booed?

    He’s made TONS of boneheaded moves this season.

  1101. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    This game is on Molina

  1102. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    gardner is back in AAA right? i thought only cody is here now

  1103. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I got that game 7 2004 feeling tonight.

  1104. Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    How do you explain the Yankees?

    Let’s see…Last year, they were too laid back due to Torre. This year, they’re too uptight due to Girardi. Maybe we should go spiritual in ’09. Is the Dalai Lama available in ’09?

  1105. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Girardi doesn’t get booed because there are too many on this team more deserving…starting with Meacham.

  1106. nathan(nyc) August 26th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I dont get the DONT-BOO-AROD thing… he is horrible and he needs to hear it… he makes 30 mill a year not for nothing.. i was hoping Abeu wud hit a double or something there.. i knew Arod with bases loaded one out is not the best thing in the world..

    funny part was someone blamed it on Cashman.. for bringin him back..

  1107. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    How about the Game 7 2003 feeling???

    :)

  1108. COL 88 August 26th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Because Girardi doesn’t get paid $275 million dollers to hit into DPs.

  1109. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Blame the Stache August 26th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: A-Rod said last week that the Yankees had to treat every game like it was the playoffs. That would explain his one RBI in the last seven games.

    This makes total sense. He is actually playing like he is in the playoffs.

    ****************

    LOL great line!!

  1110. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Why? can the Dalai Lama hit with RISP?

  1111. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Arod is pacing in the dougut. If they keep getting runners on base, he’ll have to bat in the 9th. Too bad it isn’t the Allstar game, he could just leave before the game is over.

  1112. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    “You wanna say terrible at the plate I’m with you but he has made a few great plays at 3rd just tonight.”

    I’m just talking about the look on his face. The dude looks like he’s losin it. I thought I saw his face twitching or something.

  1113. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Al From Burger King, did Jeter ever show up in Baltimore this past weekend? It was his error that cost NYY 4 runs and his 0-5 Sunday and 2-14 series was really clutch, wasn’t it? Whine about something else.

  1114. Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    “Someone else who obviously didn’t watch tonight’s game…’

    I’ve seen every pitch, but not through your pinstriped glasses. ARod and Giambi have left 6 runners in scoring position. Either explain how that’s the umpire’s fault or stop embarassing yourself.

  1115. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    There are a lot of things on Cashman. But bringing back Alex is on Krusty the Klown not Cash. You can thank Randy for the 50 upper deck prices we’ll be paying in two years.

    I’ll be traveling to a lot more games in Baltimore when that happens.

  1116. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t blame Cashman, I blame Warren Buffet and Goldman Sachs.

  1117. Rebecca--Optimist Prime August 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Nady reminds me more and more of Paul O’Neill.

    He’s not the flashy type, but he’s the guy that makes your line up that much better and he plays competent defense to boot.

    He was the steal in the trade, not Marte.

  1118. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I got it…Joe G hired Meacham to deflect criticism from Joe…ah it all makes sense now.

  1119. TGFizeek August 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    look down the boxscore, everyone has a hit except for 4-5.

  1120. nathan(nyc) August 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    For the older generation.. i had never seen Mr May play… but was he as worse as ARod during high stress situation as the Boss made you believe…

  1121. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Andy didnt get that call all night… oh well..

  1122. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    When Matsui strikes out, you know we are cursed.

  1123. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    NOT A STRIKE.

  1124. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    OUCH!!!!!

  1125. pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Matsui fooled. Big time.

  1126. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    E-man,

    b/c Girardi doesn’t come out of the dugout enough, he’s no dumby!

    anyway, I don’t understand why a batter with such terrible avg with RISP is still in the cleanup spot! is it b/c we’re paying him so much? b/c his name is ARod? what is it? is it a dumb question? seriously, please-for the Love of God, someone educate me here!

  1127. Doris From Rego Park August 26th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I heard that Harlam Chamberlain is going to coach 3rd base next season

  1128. An idea? August 26th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Why not bat A-Rod leadoff, that way he can’t ground into a double play? And there is less pressure because some people still haven’t arrived at the Stadium yet…

  1129. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    That wasn’t even close.

  1130. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Trisha,

    This strike zone is unreal. Can you imagine what Pettite could have done if the third strike to Matsui was called all night long?

  1131. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    I thought I saw his face twitching or something.

    59,000 boos normally do that to you. In this case nah that’s Alex’s normal face.

  1132. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    damn we booing fans now..lol

  1133. Yankee Trader August 26th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I want the truth!

    Giambi signing was Georges doing. We could have had Ortiz instead.

    Sheffield signing also George-might have gotten Vlad instead.

    Pettite decided to come back and take the 16M, which was the clincher in not trying to further pursue Santana.

    A-Rod and Warren Buffet called the Steinbrenners to tell him he really wanted to play for them. How involved was Cashman really, other than being told to make it happen.

    Who wanted Randy Johnson? I think that was George again.

    Cashman, although he has less interferance does not have the final say on the makings of this team, IMHO.

  1134. mell hall's batting stance August 26th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    nady is very paul o esk.
    he’s the only trade that has worked so far. too bad the season is over with.

  1135. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Jeter’s Future Wife
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:51 pm
    Dave,
    unfortunately, I’d pick Youk….at 3rd….he costs less and produces more – only thing don’t like about him is his grimmacing when he gets beaned

    ——————————————————————–
    Jeter’s Future Wife? That girl’s got an edge!

    She got hers in BLAZING COPPER !

  1136. stuart August 26th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    that was ball 4 on NESN.

    this ump is a JOKE..

    it was outside by 3 inches or more.

  1137. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    lol double play or strike out looking??

  1138. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Cashman got all the credit for this past dynasty. Don’t forget who really built that team.

  1139. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 26th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    stick

  1140. stuart August 26th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Cano struck at strike 4 not real suprise.

    he has no discipline.

    this game is a wreck, the ump sucks and the yanks suck..

    should be bases loaded and zero outs…….

  1141. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    A-Rod needs to get benched for a game but that would probably send him onto a complete tailspin

  1142. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Oh COME ON ! Why Papelscum ! Like Pudge is Barry Bonds or something !

  1143. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Rob NY,

    LOL! you think I’m wrong though? let’s say tonite didn’t happen to A-Rod, still?

  1144. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for? !He had 30 home runs and over 100 RBIs last year. He’s got a rocket for an arm. You don’t know what the hell you’re doing!

  1145. Marc from Portland Maine August 26th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    “I heard that Harlam Chamberlain is going to coach 3rd base next season”

    You are 1 sick puppy doris.

  1146. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    After Cano popped out, he flipped his bat in a really coool manner. That’s why he’s the man. Robbie Cool.

  1147. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Are you telling me our millionaires can’t hit that overpowering 88mph, straight as an arrow, fastball? Is that right?!

  1148. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    You can blame this season all you want on the injuries but the Yankees have had their chances. They just don’t seem to have the players that want it that much. I think not having Posada around is really hurting this team. The only other intense person on this team is Girardi and having an intense manager only makes all the players stressed out.

  1149. Forntoso August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Michael Kay made a great analogy today on his show. To create perfect harmony, you need a few queen-bees and a lot of worker-bees, the guys who are willing to do the little things and work hard in every AB. Our lineup has too many queen bees, guys who don’t want to hit sac flys, they want hits with RISP even if all they need is a flyball. They want HRs and balls in the gap. In Minnesota, they have Morneau and Mauer as the “queen bees” and everyone else is a worker bee who do little things and know thats what their role is, thats why they are so good with RISP.

    It is kind of a lame analogy, but it does make sense and does resonate with our team.

  1150. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    stuart
    August 26th, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    that was ball 4 on NESN.

    this ump is a JOKE..

    it was outside by 3 inches or more.

    Wow.

    I just looked at Gameday. The second pitch, I thought, was borderline, but even THAT wasn’t close.

  1151. pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    A-Rod stinking tonight makes Andy’s performance the afterthought in the papers tomorrow.

  1152. Rishi August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    been out at dinner – is there anyway to get the real Andy Pettite back??? Ugh, so frustrated…

  1153. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Jennifer is correct.

  1154. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Joe Mama – A tailspin? Like worse than he already is? Really?

  1155. Blame the Stache August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Why not bat A-Rod leadoff, that way he can’t ground into a double play? And there is less pressure because some people still haven’t arrived at the Stadium yet…

    So he will hit into one later in the game.

    I say Papelbon overpowers Pudge.

  1156. willis August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    George wanted Ortiz, Cashman didn’t

  1157. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    watch Pudge hit a dinger

  1158. youk August 26th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    “strike 4″

    little confused are we stewie

  1159. Jose August 26th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Papelbon? Does Francona think this is Pudge circa 1999?

  1160. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    “Trisha,

    This strike zone is unreal. Can you imagine what Pettite could have done if the third strike to Matsui was called all night long?”

    Terry, sadly yes.

    :(

  1161. mell hall's batting stance August 26th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    this team can’t get the clutch hits, when you can remember the times this team does get a big hit, that means they haven’t done it enough. it’s just too frustrating. this team was built wrong.
    that was some idiotic at bat right there.

  1162. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Ah, Michael Kay and the aforementioned bee analogy. I hope he gave that analogy in a manageable 30 seconds or less.

  1163. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    JFW: No. I would not trade A-Rod for Pukelis. Ever. I wouldn’t turn the guy down if he wanted to play 1st base for the Yankees though. He is a good player and we haven’t had a real first baseman in many many moons.

  1164. Blame the Stache August 26th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    At least Pudge wore him down for the 9th.

  1165. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    atta boy, Pudge – proud of ‘ya!

  1166. yankeenate August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    in an effort to communicate to arod how bad he sucks, the media should boycott him and not even go over to his locker

  1167. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Nice freakin’ at bats. Jeez!

  1168. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    1 pitch, 1 out.

  1169. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Man, Irod doesn’t even try to make it look like he’s trying.

  1170. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Molina had a better chance of getting a hit. That’s sad.

  1171. COL 88 August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Pudge is 2-6 with an RBI in his career vs. Papelbon

  1172. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    “Someone else who obviously didn’t watch tonight’s game…’

    I’ve seen every pitch, but not through your pinstriped glasses. ARod and Giambi have left 6 runners in scoring position. Either explain how that’s the umpire’s fault or stop embarassing yourself.
    ******************************************************

    Look, I get that you want to be objective, and certainly the issues you pointed out have been a factor tonight. But acknowledging that the strikezone has been somewhat inconsistent – doesn’t negate the other factors either.

    I think overall over the course of a game the bad strike calls tend to even themselves out over two teams so complaining about it is a bit pointless – but that hasn’t been the case at all tonight. Its burying your head in the sand to not even acknowledge it.

  1173. Timmy Lupus August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Bring back Krazy Kyle.

  1174. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    No more Rodriguezes. These two are more than enough.

  1175. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    A-rod is nervous for Pudge right now cause he is really praying for this game. He needs Pudge to make an out otherwise he’ll bat in the 9th.

  1176. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Doris…you’re a classless jerk. And it’s Harlan, you idiot.

  1177. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I say Papelbon overpowers Pudge.

    Gee how would you ever guess that one

  1178. Barack August 26th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Iwojima is the greatest Yankee stopper ever. What a reliever.

  1179. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    who you rather have up with bases loaded? I rod or A rod? lol this sucks!!!

  1180. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    yankeenate August 26th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    in an effort to communicate to arod how bad he sucks, the media should boycott him and not even go over to his locker

    Yeah, that would REALLY show him.

  1181. pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    “in an effort to communicate to arod how bad he sucks, the media should boycott him and not even go over to his locker”

    That would show him!

    Pettitte will say he stunk tonight and A-Rod should just do the same.

  1182. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    britton hasnt missed many meals i see..

  1183. Incognito August 26th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    The good news? Opening day is only seven months away.

  1184. sw August 26th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Chris Britton is in, I assume Girardi has given up on the game.

  1185. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    OK, time to make lunch for tomorrow, set up the coffee pot and then lights out.

  1186. Joe Mama August 26th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    big Joe

    I’m talking about like going off the reseravtion tailspin
    Like the cops picking him up in Westchester walking around in his uniform talking to himself

  1187. Diggedy August 26th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Can’t wait to see Paplebon’s Frankie Rodriguez-esque celebration after the final out as a “thank you” to those classy fans at the All Star game.

  1188. j August 26th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    with the bases loaded id rather pick a random fan from the stands to hit

  1189. jk August 26th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Sign me up for some of those $1,000 seats in the new Stadium.

  1190. Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Rebecca,

    “Nady reminds me more and more of Paul O’Neill.”

    Nady are definitely more in the Brosius / O’Neil mold. These are the types of players the Yanks need to pursue. Even though he’d cost a ton of money. Mark Texeira is that type of player too.

  1191. BBFan August 26th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Today’s loss when it is final, will be on Pettitte and ARod. Pettitte put the team in such a big hole, it was not possible for this offensively challenged team. ARod has probably one of his worst games as a Yankee.

    Still, all is not lost. Yanks can still win the next two games and stay alive.

  1192. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Maybe Girardi will have another closed door meeting, and yell at them again.

  1193. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I’d rather have BRod…Bobby Rodriguez plays on the Little league team I coach and has a bigger hear than either I or A. Kid fought off cancer and played the season with a port in his chest for chemo. That’s heart and love of the game.

  1194. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Well this one definitely is in the books or might as well be. So is the season pretty much.

    What can we say? This team didn’t deserve to win this game and doesn’t deserve to make the playoffs. It sucks, but it is what it is. I say just watch the games as they come, root for the team sure, but dont expect anything. If you keep thinking playoffs every time they win a couple of games they will keep breaking your heart when they inevitably find new ways to lose. it is what it is.

  1195. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Coco Crisp has 3 hits! A-Rod has 2 DP’s!

  1196. dan 771 August 26th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Tabata with another HR today in AA

    Great trade Cashman… give away the future Manny Ramirez at his lowest possible value and from a farm system that is devoid of hitting talent while keeping injury prone busts like Hughes and Kennedy. Brilliant evaluation.

  1197. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Don’t worry SW. I have $50 that says Britton gets sent down to AAA between the second and third outs of this half-inning.

  1198. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Rem Dog: Well Britton looks a little heavier than last time we saw him Don. And pinstripes are supposed to make you look thinner.

  1199. pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    You just know at least one of Damon, Jeter or Abreu are getting on so the crowd can boo A-Rod some more in the 9th.

  1200. j August 26th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    nex inning arod might get his third chance to do something.

  1201. YanksFanForever August 26th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    What Justifies the people that say A-Rod is the greatest player ever? Or the Most Talented Player ever? He strikes out twice, hits into a DP, and then hits a home run, everybody just wants to forget the k’s and the dp’s and just wanna remember the homeruns.

    the way they talk about him, and the way they pay him, he should hit 50 homeruns minimum, and drive in at least 200 runs.

  1202. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Joe Mama – Now that was funny. But I don’t think he cares that much to go that off the wall. He is a talented machine but not much heart. Look, how good were the mariners after they let the franchise go to texas? 114 games won good.

  1203. Marc from Portland Maine August 26th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Pete must share a bunk with Peter Gammons. His love for the Sux tonight is just glowing with his criticism of the Yanks. Even Remy has said more about the lopsided strike zone than he has.

  1204. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    A-Rod stinking tonight makes Andy’s performance the afterthought in the papers tomorrow.

    It sure does, Pat. Especially because they’ve already put it all on him before the series even started.

    It must be nice to lead the kind of charmed life where the collective failings of a team get put on one person.

    I can’t believe people buy the Post or the News sometimes.

  1205. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Hey Britton’s been here a while now. I wonder if they make him sleep in a Fort Lee Motel Six just in case he needs to boogie on over to Scranton.

  1206. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Remy being funny? Sux should try to bunt for that extra run in case the Yankees hit a granny in the bottom of the 9th? Has he watched this game?

    I really can’t treat myself to watching tonight’s postgame/post mortem. I cannot bring myself to hear any comments they could possibly make.

    What could they possibly say (other than making some vanilla statement about the umpiring).

    This is just too sad.

  1207. JB August 26th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I know Okajima hasn’t been particularly consistent this season, but did the Red Sox really need to use Papelbon for four outs in a four-run game?

  1208. YankeeVIP August 26th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    think we could trade Arod for Kyle Farnsworth.. id make that deal in a second right now

  1209. ard August 26th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    “Tabata with another HR today in AA

    Great trade Cashman… give away the future Manny Ramirez at his lowest possible value and from a farm system that is devoid of hitting talent while keeping injury prone busts like Hughes and Kennedy. Brilliant evaluation.”

    We did get nady back who has been great for us

  1210. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    BBFan – share some of that delusional optimism with the board, please.

    I have no confidence this team can chip away at a guy like Paul Byrd.

    And Lester? Forget it.

    Too many big swingers. Byrd’s slop will bring those big swings out in force tomorrow night.

    Oh, and we get to listen to Miller and Morgan do the game tomorrow night – what joy.

  1211. RalphieD August 26th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    “Tabata with another HR today in AA

    Great trade Cashman… give away the future Manny Ramirez at his lowest possible value and from a farm system that is devoid of hitting talent while keeping injury prone busts like Hughes and Kennedy. Brilliant evaluation”

    sigh..

  1212. D August 26th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Blame:

    A-Rod
    Giambi
    Andy

    Two of them gone in 6 weeks.

    One unfortunately here for another decade.

  1213. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    The one missed call on Matsui killed the ENTIRE RALLY.

    ENTIRE RALLY.

    This ump is from MASSACHUSETTS. MASSACHUSETTS.

    Are you kidding me?

    Brilliant job MLB. Let’s have the Red Sox fan umpire officiate the biggest game of the year for the Yankees against them! How many pitches has he missed? What a joke!

    And the SAME PITCH in the SAME AT BAT was called a BALL. The same pitch in the NEXT AT BAT was called a BALL. Yet 3-2, to Matsui, in possibly a game deciding at bat, it’s called a STRIKE?

    What is the point in installing questec if you NEVER HOLD ANYONE ACCOUNTABLE?

    The announcers keep going on and on about not getting it done. Well guess what? It’s hard to get it done when you NEVER GET A CHANCE because the umpires TAKE THE BAT RIGHT OUT OF YOUR HANDS.

  1214. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Sydney Ponson, our blog turns its lonely eyes to you.

    Tomorrow: must win.

  1215. Timmy Lupus August 26th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Chris “Where’s the buffet”? Britton waiving the white flag.

  1216. JB August 26th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Angel, it’s put on A-Rod because he makes by far the most money of anyone on the team and he is by far the most gifted player in that lineup. To whom more is given, more is expected.

  1217. D August 26th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Tabata is going to be a stud. There was a reason he was untouchable for 3 years.

    Cashman has to go.

  1218. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Players Stick was responsible for drafting…Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and others. Notable trade…Roberto Kelly for Paul O’Neill. Hmmmm, how many world series did this core win? Cashman is like that guy at your job who keeps getting promoted and no one can figure out why. Cashman, Carl Pavano, a .500 pitcher at best when they signed him for 40 million. Folks, this is the problem.

  1219. Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Angel,

    I never said that there werent bad calls. But going 1 for 6 with RISP has nothing to do with the umpire. This game is a microcosm of the Yankees season. Poor clutch hitting and weak defense at first base is far more reason than a bunch of bad calls.

    The umpire stunk, but good teams overcome those things. A weak Red Sox lineup adapted. the Yankees didnt. The Yankees are not a good team.

  1220. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve rather enjoyed the commentary lately from David Cone’s Labrum.

  1221. Michael T August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Another microcosm for this frustrating and lost season.

    - 14 baserunners and only 3 runs plated. check
    - Spotty starting pitching. check
    - 4 walks from the ‘pen. check
    - Leaky defense. check
    - Bases empty home runs; GIDP with bases loaded. check
    - Opponent 2 out rallies. check
    - Killed by the bottom of the order no-names (Cash, Crisp, Bailey). check
    - Arod boos. check
    - Best player on the team (Mo) no factor. check

    Only thing I can’t think of is any baserunning gaffes or caught stealings.

  1222. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Yanks somehow win the next 2 to be 4 out, just to keep the blog exciting for the next month.

  1223. Mike August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Wow…blame the umps? I guess he was the overpaid pile of crap at 3rd base that left a small village on the bases and couldnt field his position?

  1224. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    “I know Okajima hasn’t been particularly consistent this season, but did the Red Sox really need to use Papelbon for four outs in a four-run game?”

    When it’s pitch away from a 1 run game, why not???

  1225. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Rob NY,

    I just think that A-Rod is a good player, but not good for the clubhouse or chemistry..the contract is just too damned big and whether he likes it or not, people resent it…People being: teammates, fans. It is what it is, Torre always said that playing with the contract is like playing with a black cloud hanging over you….and well, how hard is it to play with a black cloud hangin over ya?

  1226. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I just don’t see how people can declare the season over after this game… What if they come back and win two in a row? Then they leave the series one game better than they were when they came in… That’s how you have to look at it.

  1227. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Oh, good, Matt is back and blaming the umpires. I think the Yankees’ problems run a tad bit deeper than bad umpiring.

  1228. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    over or under on britton being 275pds..

  1229. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    You know I would say getting to sit in my seats at Giant Stadium Thursday night and for the rest of the FB season can act as some kind of consolation to me but Osi went and blew up his knee for the season… Sigh. Is that Italian kid going to be any good for the Knicks this year?

  1230. Tom August 26th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Hey, if we are going to blame anyone, we need to blame Aaron “Bleeping” Boone and his stupid pickup basketball game!

  1231. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    “I never said that there werent bad calls. But going 1 for 6 with RISP has nothing to do with the umpire. This game is a microcosm of the Yankees season. Poor clutch hitting and weak defense at first base is far more reason than a bunch of bad calls.

    The umpire stunk, but good teams overcome those things. A weak Red Sox lineup adapted. the Yankees didnt. The Yankees are not a good team.”

    Amen. Totally sums up tonight.

  1232. Hack August 26th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Sydney Ponson, our blog turns its lonely eyes to you.

    Tomorrow: must win.

    Today was the must win. Open your eyes.

  1233. Drive 4-5 August 26th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Matt,

    I’m from Massachusetts and if I were umpiring I guarantee the Yanks would have won. LOL

  1234. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Mike, a small village? Just laughed so loud I woke up the neighbors.

  1235. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky?
    August 26th, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    over or under on britton being 275pds..

    Over, and I think the over under should be quite a bit closer to 3 bills.

  1236. matt August 26th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    a lot of you have been saying that this game has been a microcosm of their season.

    sad part is, there have been a lot of games like that this year

  1237. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Britton pitched a scoreless inning vs the Sox. Fine he can have car service back to Scranton instead of a bus ticket.

  1238. COL 88 August 26th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Britton is revolting against the team for taking away the ice cream.

  1239. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Dillon – For the record, Pavano was 18-8 prior to the yanks signing him and we all liked the signing at the time because the Sox were also in on him.

  1240. bob August 26th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    admit it trisha, we just got outplayed tonight. we’ll get on a roll tomorrow.

  1241. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I think I am going to start using my left arm when throwing the ball to my kid. Maybe Cashman will sign me for 3 million a year. It’s a bargain!

  1242. Terry #1 August 26th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Bottom of the ninth.

    Top of the order against Papelbon.

    I’m still holding out hope but it looks bleak.

  1243. pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Angel

    Agree. Plenty of blame to go around tonight but it will all be focussed in one direction.

  1244. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I know MIKE, that village comment was just too much! love it!

  1245. hank hal August 26th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Andy, the 2nd most winningest pitcher after the ASB in the last 10 years has a 5.22 post ASB ERA. He’s finished.

  1246. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Single-walk-walk then……. TRIPLE PLAY!

  1247. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I guess Madonna will be waiting at A-Rod’s pad after the game for some consoling!

  1248. black yankee August 26th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    ok. Everyone sees it. Why doesnt Girardi see it? Alex is great, and i`m sure its killing him. Why doesnt Girardi take the pressure off of him and bat him 2nd or 5th? It would take pressure off Alex, and someone else who may be better to handle that spot would get more chances

  1249. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Some advice for Alex expect 9 more years of this, either change your jersey number, turn it around in these spots or invest in sound proof ear plugs.

  1250. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    He was also 12-13 the year before.

  1251. Mike August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Travis…

    O-4, 6 LOB….

    Ouch.

  1252. Rishi August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    ‘nite guys…this is just too much for me :)

  1253. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Matt: how do you know the ump is from Mass? I was wondering all night if he was, ha, but how do you actually know?

  1254. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Time to score 5 runs. :P

  1255. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    i hope jeter gets on so i can see Arod one more time

  1256. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    and 18-8 was his only season over .500. 40 million.

  1257. Thomo August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    a bit of history – Mickey Mantle was booed all the time before 1961 – it was only after Maris broke Ruth’s single season hr record (complete with the Frick *) that Mickey became beloved. and as I have written before on this blog – regardless of how many HR Alex hits – he is no #7.

  1258. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    yeeessss

  1259. YankeeVIP August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    i wish big george was still running this team.. how great would it be to see him fire girardi after this game.

    i know you cant blame him for this team being so bad.. but its obvious he is over his head and that the vets dont play hard for him.

  1260. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Hey, A-Rod, are you the guy who put us up in that Ramada in Milwaukee?

  1261. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I guess Madonna will be waiting at A-Rod’s pad after the game for some consoling!

    So I guess we can say you’ll be in Jeter’s Ford backseat

  1262. BB August 26th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Yankees really need “BIG REBUILD” for next year.
    If we can disregard for players’ contract,I don’t want keep
    Jeter,A-rod,Giambi,Matusi,I-rod and Posoda.They are old,expensivee,decline and less contribution as time goes on.

  1263. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    A-rod just made in his pants

  1264. pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Jeter’s Future Wife

    Only stupid players would resent A-Rod’s contract. He set the market for them all to make more than they would have made without him getting what he did.

  1265. E-Man August 26th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Someone tell Jeter to wake up, the game isn’t over yet.

  1266. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    now Arod can make the last out. Thanks Jete!

  1267. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Injuries really hurt the Sox tonight. They should have just stayed in their hotel.

  1268. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    “The umpire stunk, but good teams overcome those things. A weak Red Sox lineup adapted. the Yankees didnt. The Yankees are not a good team.”

    Usually I would agree with that, but in this particular case the Red Sox didn’t have to adapt to anything at all – except to make sure they really took advantage of the huge strikezone Wakefield was given.

    When the strikezone is inconsistent for both teams, then both teams have to adapt, and your point is absolutely correct about a team that doesn’t adjust in those circumstances not being a good team. But how do you adjust to a strikezone like the one tonight when what is called a strike is everchanging?

    They didn’t help themselves with defense though, that absolutely is on no one but the Yankees.

  1269. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Pray for a double play because it’s going to get nasty.

  1270. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Please DP Abreu. I can’t take it no more!

  1271. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    A-rod’s Brain….”please hit a groundball please please please”

  1272. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    No, Hack, today was the win which would have made tomorrow’s game a bonus. Now we can’t afford to lose it. We were allowed one loss this series. I never bought into the must-sweep mentality.

  1273. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Well like we didn’t expect that to happen.

  1274. Jose August 26th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Arod needs to hit in front of Manny to feel comfortable, just like Ortiz and Kent did.

    Bring him here, Hank! And let him keep his hair.

  1275. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    lol here comes a HR..

  1276. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    I wonder if Jed Lowrie dropped that ball on purpose to get Arod one more shot at the boo birds.

    Guaranteed Arod hits a useless HR right here.

  1277. big Joe August 26th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    All 40 people left are booing ARod

  1278. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Pat,

    you’re right, but most of them know that his kind of money is not attainable for 90% of the players in the majors, so there you go!

  1279. ken August 26th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Just saw Rollins with a clutch RBI in the 8th against the Mets. Low and away pitch stroked to RF. Our Arod tries to pull the same pitch for a HR.

    ‘Nuff said.

    9 years and counting.

  1280. bphill August 26th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    If he strikes out right here….boy oh boy BOOOO for the rest of his life.

  1281. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    eter’s Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I guess Madonna will be waiting at A-Rod’s pad after the game for some consoling!

    :roll:

    What is this, a freaking groupie sorority?

  1282. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 26th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Let’s win tomorrow.

    Night all.

  1283. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/officia.....sp?id=2876

    Is the reference for that.

    Everyone so conveniently skirts around the umpires, but how can you deny after seeing tonight’s game that their calls definitely matter in the outcome of a close game?

    Lowrie’s missed call and 2 runs scored after. The tying run would have been on base almost every inning if you take that out.

    Then Matsui’s at bat was stolen from him. If that’s called a ball as it was, then the tying run is again at the plate with 3 cracks at it.

    But when they take the bats right out of your hands and never give you a chance, what are you going to do? You can’t succeed if you never have a chance to!

    And it’s not just this game, it’s them all. Instant replay on home runs won’t solve the problem. The important calls are on the bases and in the strike zone. Did you guys see Pierzynkski steal an obstruction call that stole the game in extras? That kind of disgrace is what’s the problem.

  1284. youk August 26th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    so clutch

  1285. pavano 40 mill richer.. how do i get that lucky? August 26th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    BBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! lol

  1286. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Sometimes you just have to tip your cap.

  1287. A-Rod sucks. August 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Fitting.

  1288. Don Pratt August 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Arod’s worst regular season game in pinstripes? Have to say yes.

  1289. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    lineup change for tomorrow nite?

  1290. Blame the Stache August 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Go home, cry it out, and come back tomorrow and try to contribute when Damon and Jeter get on.

  1291. BBB (replace umpires with computers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    A fitting end to a mind numbingly awful game.

    How many days until basketball again? Sigh.

  1292. Rob NY August 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Hey Travis, Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps’ bat. They kept saying “Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps.”

  1293. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    “Al From Burger King, did Jeter ever show up in Baltimore this past weekend? It was his error that cost NYY 4 runs and his 0-5 Sunday and 2-14 series was really clutch, wasn’t it? Whine about something else.”

    Dude I never mentioned Jeter. I was talkinga bout A-Rod i’m pretty sure.

  1294. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    What a shocker! Strike 3. F-bombs flying out of my mouth. I hate this guy. 9 years. Only hope is a career ending injury, insurance pays off his salary and we rebuild. We will never win with this dope. I feel bad for little kids with that 13 jersey.

  1295. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Just saw Rollins with a clutch RBI in the 8th against the Mets. Low and away pitch stroked to RF. Our Arod tries to pull the same pitch for a HR.

    He’s also had a horrible year, one can even say worse, They boo’d the crap out of him since a month ago.

  1296. BB August 26th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    A-Rod needs to see psychologist for his terrible hitting at scoring position.

  1297. lil' m August 26th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Sir Sid, we’re with ya.

  1298. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Nick in SF, you said it all! Hat tip! Cap tip! Tip ‘em all!

  1299. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    arod just pushed two players out his way on his path into the dugout – wonder why the rush?

    Take your pick:

    1) getting ready to stand at his locker to address the media?

    2) fleeing with his tail between his legs

  1300. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Angel,

    I was making fun of Arod, no groupies here….

  1301. Dan August 26th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Lets win the next two. Go Yanks!

  1302. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    “Sometimes you just have to tip your cap.”

    lol. Nick your timing is impeccable I was just about to post a list of probable post game excuses and that was definitely going to be on there.

  1303. AJ YANKS August 26th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Just a bad game, showed some very good things tonight.

    We’ll get em’ tomorrow. All we have to do is win the series. They will show up against Byrd.

  1304. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    What a shocker! Strike 3. F-bombs flying out of my mouth. I hate this guy. 9 years. Only hope is a career ending injury, insurance pays off his salary and we rebuild. We will never win with this dope. I feel bad for little kids with that 13 jersey.

    Most ignorant, obnoxius, childish, even plainly stupid comment I have ever read in my life.

  1305. Jeter's Future Wife August 26th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Dillon,

    my son is one of them and he’s 12…he wanted to wear his Cano t-shirt at the game on saturday in Baltimore instead of his A-Rod 13 jersey, did I mention he’s 12 yrs old?

  1306. John August 26th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for coming for the season. Remember, ticket prices will be unaffordable next year. Hope you don’t get mugged on the way home. Management likes to do that while you’re here.

  1307. black yankee August 26th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    quick question
    how many players would you rather see take Arods at bats?

    Nady, Matsui, Abreu all could do better in the four spot. Why doesnt Girardi move him?

    He made 7 outs tonight, most with men in scoring position

  1308. Travis August 26th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    RobNY, thanks for the Seinfeld retort. I needed that chuckle after tonight’s game.

  1309. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I think the umpires hat is full of tips tonight. No more room for tipping there.

    Night.

  1310. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Yanks lead the league in the following: Cap tipping. GIDP. Giving up and failing with RISP.

  1311. hank hal August 26th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Arod = Tiki Barber

  1312. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Reynolds wasn’t player of the game?

  1313. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: Some Thoughts/Funny Pavano Numbers/A Classic Kim Jones Picture) August 26th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    “For the older generation.. i had never seen Mr May play… but was he as worse as ARod during high stress situation as the Boss made you believe…”

    Unfortunately, Winfield didn’t play in too many high stress situations. He did go 1 for 21 in the 1981 World Series, though.

  1314. Matt August 26th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    You can’t even say they gave up tonight like you usually can. They fought to the bitter end, every at bat was tough… EXCEPT for A-Rod and Giambi… AGAIN

    7 guys played their hearts out, and 2 guys in the heart of their lineup went 0-9 with 2 gidp and 9 lob in the biggest game of the year.

    They rallied every inning with 2 guys on pretty much. But what happened? A-Rod, Giambi, inning over.

    The entire season rests on the idiocy of Girardi’s lineups, A-Rod’s much weaker season than last year, and Giambi hitting in the 5 hole, which is again Girardi’s fault.

    Giambi should be hitting 8th in this lineup. Period.

  1315. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    From Lupica’s Daily News column today:

    “Let’s see A-Rod do it to the Red Sox the way Manny and Ortiz did it to the Yankees for years. It’s not just on him, of course. But he said how much he wanted games like these, much more than he did all the money. Here they are.”

    LOL

  1316. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Byrd will get his 2nd opp in 2 years to send the Yanks packing. If they lose tomorrow, many many people will call it a season and look to 2009.

  1317. mel August 26th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Just got in to see the last inning.

    Bruney sighting=blowout

    The comments were quite entertaining. More so than the game.

    A quick perusal of the box score and some laughers pop out.

    Now I know why there was a lot of Alex hate today. 7 guys LOB.

    Nady left no one on base. Well, because Giambi and Aex never reached.

  1318. For Pete A August 26th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    does anyone ask Joe why he keeps Arod in the fourth spot?

  1319. NongEyeJon August 26th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I’ll never wish injury upon anyone…but I do wish some of these players had more guts.

  1320. yankeenate August 26th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    boy the Yanks really screwed the pooch signing Arod for 10 yrs

  1321. pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    “most of them know that his kind of money is not attainable for 90% of the players in the majors, so there you go!”

    His kind of money no, but without him making 27 million, they aren’t making 5 or 10 or 15 million. He raises everyones salary. Yanks offered Jeter 110 million for 10 years until A-Rod got 250 million. Then Jeter got upped to 180 million.

    If A-Rod isn’t making 25 and Jeter isn’t making 18, all the other players are also making a lot less.

    I know I’m in the minority of fans but unless George wants to write me a check for whatever he leaves on the table for A-Rod, I don’t care what he makes. I want players to contribute no matter what they make and it bothers me equally when they don’t.

  1322. Russell W August 26th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    “Crisp, Bailey and Cash were 7 for 13 with a walk, three RBI and two rusn scored. Rodriguez and Giambi were 0 for 8.

    A-Rod could get up again.”

    That says it all. 2009 here we come!

  1323. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    What a shocker! Strike 3. F-bombs flying out of my mouth. I hate this guy. 9 years. Only hope is a career ending injury, insurance pays off his salary and we rebuild. We will never win with this dope. I feel bad for little kids with that 13 jersey.

    You hate him? Career ending injury? What a pathetic, classless post.

    God this fan base is filled with some pathetic snots

  1324. Jamal G. August 26th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    So Peter, you got your multitude of shots in at A-Rod, you feel all warm and fuzzy inside now?

  1325. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Arod = Shockey

    FIXED

  1326. mel August 26th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Oops.

    Britton sighting=blowout

  1327. Dillon August 26th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    my son is one of them and he’s 12…he wanted to wear his Cano t-shirt at the game on saturday in Baltimore instead of his A-Rod 13 jersey, did I mention he’s 12 yrs old?

    They should let him trade it in for a Joba jersey. Poor kid.

  1328. Aaron August 26th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    this was a swing game for arod…the fans were on the edge of booing him this whole season, but this game definitely set the tone for them booing him for the rest of the season

  1329. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    If the Yanks lose tomorrow, look for a definitive “Season over” call by Fatcessa on Thursday.

  1330. ??? August 26th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    “does anyone ask Joe why he keeps Arod in the fourth spot?”

    Duh. For the same reason he keeps Giambi in the 5th spot. And if you have to ask, you’ll never know why.

  1331. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    lol, Brandon. Just ignore it.

    There’s always some idiot who’ll validate it and reply to it like it some kind of worthwhile comment.

    Love the double standard. Like Jeter isn’t his own particular brand of a man-whore. His is celebrated and not ridiculed – thats the difference.

  1332. Aaron August 26th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    this game will pretty much secure my purchase of a ticket to the final REGULAR season game. I wanted to see the final game at the stadium, and now i know that buying a ticket to that sunday night regular season game, i will be seeing the final game at the current yankee stadium

  1333. Mark (Brett is back) August 26th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    DETROIT (AP) — Kenny Rogers thinks the New York Yankees caused Major League Baseball to start allowing umpires to consult instant replay on home run calls.

    One of the most replayed blown calls of the year came May 21, when the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez lost a home run on a blown call — the ball went over the fence but the umpire thought it didn’t and A-Rod was given a double.

    “I don’t like it,” Rogers said after MLB announced Tuesday that instant replay will start being used this week. “I think that it overshot the mark by far just because, what, in a Yankee game someone didn’t get a homer? Please. It’s happened thousands of times. That’s part of the game. It’s the beauty of the game. Mistakes are made.”

    Ladies and Gents the great Kenny Rogers, and his 5 era.

  1334. David Cone's Labrum August 26th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    This is going to be an interesting weekend series against Toronto if we lose the Red Sox series.

    We haven’t seen this team out of the postseason since the strike-shortened ’94.

    How will this team respond to knowing they are out of the WC yet still have to grind it out against Burnett and Halladay?

    I’m not looking forward to seeing September call-ups playing more than they should.

  1335. chr1zis August 26th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Everyone, we lost. For the love of God can we deal with it or is everyone going to act like a close friend or relative has just died. I realize that A-Rod had a horrible game, but does it really make yourself feel better blaming the entire loss on one guy? Grow up. I try my hardest not to post negative things on this blog, but there are bigger things to be sulking about. We have two more games against the Sux so we have to make them count. Lets Go Yanks!

  1336. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    “What a shocker! Strike 3. F-bombs flying out of my mouth. I hate this guy. 9 years. Only hope is a career ending injury, insurance pays off his salary and we rebuild. We will never win with this dope. I feel bad for little kids with that 13 jersey.

    You hate him? Career ending injury? What a pathetic, classless post.

    God this fan base is filled with some pathetic snots”

    Lol, wow the hate is pretty intense there. The first post honestly sounds like something Chris Russo would say. Fear not A-Rod will win another MVP next season. Bank on it.

  1337. Chris August 26th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    I hate A-Rod

    0-5, 2 K, 2 GIDP, 7 LOB and an Error!

    what’s that?

    (╯‵□′)╯~ ╩═╩

  1338. mel August 26th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    LOL. Seattle’s catcher w/ a .230 average with the clutch 2 rbi single.

  1339. Scott August 26th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    As a psychologist to be in grad school, I must say, Arod will undoubtedly get worse with the boos. He’s like the little kid who needs his parents in the stands to support him in the little league game. He frustrates the hell out of me too, but it’s foolish to think this treatment will increase the quality of his at bats. He’s here for 9 more years, so we might as well get his back.

  1340. dudeface August 26th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    ARod is having the best hitting season out of every player that saw a pitch in this game (by quite a bit too) and the crowd are booing him.

    Genius.

    The intelligence test here is for the people who can see that those runs he’s creating for the team in the early and middle innings of the 4 games out 5 that don’t end up close in the late innings massively outweigh the handful he is getting unlucky on in plays that make it to TV highlights.

    Maybe your losing this season because the rest of the team are playing poorly or are injured or are old. Or maybe it really is the fault of the best player in New York in ten years. Who can say.

  1341. Yankee2123 August 26th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Arod can be traded. He’s signed for 9 years with no opt-outs. Of course the Yanks would have to eat some salary, but how many teams would want Arod? He needs a low pressure environment. Let some other team take the HR record, we’ll take the championships.

  1342. for chr1zis August 26th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    If Arod had 1 good at bat today, it changes the whole game.
    He is frustrating to watch, he is so talented, but just doesnt have the stomach for this.
    His manager should recognize that he is what he is and get him out of those situations

  1343. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    lol, Brandon. Just ignore it.

    There’s always some idiot who’ll validate it and reply to it like it some kind of worthwhile comment.

    Literally people like him doesn’t deserve to be called a fan or a parent. As SA put it pathetic snot is a perfect word to describe that type of person. To wish harm on another person. Just pathetic.

  1344. Tank August 26th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Postgame quotes -

    Girardi – “I thought Andy threw the ball extremely well for us tonight”.

    Andy – “I had nothing right from the start, give them credit they are a good ball club”

    Arod – “I stunk tonight. I was awful and I deserve to be booed”

    Jeter – “Tip your cap to them, they got big 2 out hits and we didn’t. We know we need to make our move soon, there is no panic. Just gotta take it one game at a time.”.

    Kennedy, making a guest appearance – “Guys, it’s just a game. Arod hit the ball hard but right at people, Andy made some good pitches that found holes. We didn’t play badly at all. We got some clutch hits and did some good things, i’m not upset about the loss”.

  1345. E-Man August 26th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Kenny Rogers is right.

    Instant Replay is garbage.

    So is questek or however you spell it.

  1346. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    At least we can be thankful there’s no instant replay until Thursday.

    Who would want to watch THAT again?

  1347. mel August 26th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Mark,

    Kenny Rogers is camera-phobic. They can zoom in on things like cap brims and palms.

  1348. Marc from Portland Maine August 26th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    UPDATE, 10:25 p.m.: Crisp, Bailey and Cash were 7 for 13 with a walk, three RBI and two rusn scored. Rodriguez and Giambi were 0 for 8.

    Is pete looking for a job with ESPN? Lol.

  1349. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    “We have two more games against the Sux so we have to make them count. Lets Go Yanks!”

    Oh boy, I hope the sentiment above is isolated and not wide-spread. The following things will happen the next few days: Ponson will pitch solidly but this offense will make Byrd look like Greg Maddux circa 1996. Lester will do his thing on Thursday. Burnett and Halladay over the weekend, well I think you get it by now.

  1350. Yankees Fan August 26th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Let’s settle down here people. We just need to win tomorrow. Yes, A-Rod had a hideous game. But lay this one on Andy, who had to give us more than he did.

    And so it comes to this: the 2008 season rests on the right arm of Sid Ponson.

  1351. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Luis Ayala will continue to be Mariano Rivera in the NL now

  1352. MASTER CHOKE ARTIST August 26th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Giardi is sleeping on the bench

  1353. Jose August 26th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Yep, the Mets pick up these great role players like Stokes, Tatis, Easley, Anderson, Ayala, Cancel, etc. and all we have is Sexon, Ensberg and Traber.

  1354. Stanny46 (President of the Carl Pavano Fan Club) August 26th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I don’t see how A-Rod is going to be able to survive 9 more years here.
    It sounds like a broken record, so many men left on base, and no hits when it mattered. Boston gave us the opportunity to get back in it, and take control, but we rolled over and died.

  1355. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    “UPDATE, 10:25 p.m.: Crisp, Bailey and Cash were 7 for 13 with a walk, three RBI and two rusn scored. Rodriguez and Giambi were 0 for 8.

    Is pete looking for a job with ESPN? Lol.”

    I would hope not, but hey everyone sells out to the devil eventually.

  1356. chr1zis August 26th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Okay the quote that was to me:

    “His manager should recognize he is what he is and get him out of those situations.”

    Do you really blame Girardi here for A-Rod not putting runs across the plate? Yes he is frustrating at times. Yes he is talented. But can you really say he doesn’t have the stomach for this? He carried this team last year down the stretch and made the playoffs en route to an MVP award. So apparently he does have the stomach, he is just not catching any breaks right now. What would you do? Bat someone else in the 4th spot and then complain when they dont perform? I mean cmon. Its a never ending cycle. I understand that as Yankee fans we expect excellence from our ball club but lets be real, we just don’t have it this season.

  1357. lil' m August 26th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    SJ44, I do hope the Yankee organization hears your prescription for how they should proceed and takes them to heart, because they are right on the money.

  1358. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    LOL who’d ever think Luis Ayala would stop the bleeding of the Mets BP

  1359. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Wait a minute, something’s missing. Aha! It’s the cheerleaders! Where’d they go? The folks who berate posters who get frustrated with this team. Here, cheery-cheeery-cheeeery . . .

  1360. mel August 26th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Ray’s dad on the telly:

    “What did the Mexican firefighter name his 2 sons?”

    “Hose A and Hose B”

  1361. Chambliss August 26th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    A-Rod’s performance tonight was quite possibly one of the worst big game performances that I have ever seen in any sport. Wow. Two huge rally killing double plays when all they needed was a base hit or even a sac fly.

    The only way that the Yankees are going to get him out of town is with a Texas type of deal where we pay 10 mil of his salary to some other team to take him.

    This season is over. Forget it. By this time next week Toronto will have over taken the Yankees.

    Time to move on to football.

  1362. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Whoa! All tied up in Philly

  1363. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Nevermind…

  1364. hank hal August 26th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Colorado only 4 in the loss back of the reeling Dodgers in the NL West.

  1365. kevin August 26th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    We have plenty of great players with capacity and experience. But the problem is, they have no guts. No clutch performance meens no world champion, even we get into the playoff miraclely. A rod, either in playoffs or pivotal time in regular season, he just like a loser, and believe me or not, this will never change. And the sad thing is we get stuck with him for ten years.

  1366. Timmy Lupus August 26th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    On a non Yankee note Cliff Lee moves to 19-2. He’s got a legit shot to win 24-25 games. What a hell of a season he’s had.

  1367. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    “LOL who’d ever think Luis Ayala would stop the bleeding of the Mets BP”

    You pulled the trigger a little quick on that post.

  1368. COL 88 August 26th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    LOL Mets blow a 7-0 lead

  1369. sw August 26th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Woo Phillies!

  1370. Rishi August 26th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    now, Mel – that was funny :)

  1371. mel August 26th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I love how people blame the GM, manager, and hitting coach for the ineptitude of the players and their inability to perform simple baseball tasks like sac flies or productive outs.

    Oh, tears in me eyes. These guys get paid a whole shet load of money and have been playing this game since little league. They’re the best of the best.

    Check the egos at the door and get it done.

  1372. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    “LOL Mets blow a 7-0 lead”

    Dude the Yanks blew a 7-2 lead on Sunday, so whats your point? I like to poke fun at the Mets too but at least they might make the post-season.

  1373. DFox August 26th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    “So is questek or however you spell it.”

    If QuesTec was calling balls and strikes tonight, Andy Pettitte wouldn’t have had anyone to yell at, he wouldn’t have been frustrated, the people here wouldn’t have been able to complain about the ump tonight, and a fair game would have been called.

    That hack shouldn’t have been behind the plate tonight. QuesTec should be calling balls and strikes and the umps can still be employed because you’ll need a HP umpire for plays at the plate because I don’t believe the technology exists yet to make calls at home.

  1374. pat August 26th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Girardi- “I’m not discussing the strike zone tonight”

  1375. RSM August 26th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Arod continues to choke in the clutch and kill rallies, very frustrating, but pin this loss on Andy. Six runs against the Sox B-side line-up is not very good, and not what we needed from him tonight.

  1376. mel August 26th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Rishi,

    Pete: “What did the Mexican firefighter name is 2 sons?”

    Jose: “There’s 3 of us and we’re not Mexican.”

  1377. Larry August 26th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Cant wait to see Alex in his $300 t-shirt, $500 sunglasses, $10,000 watch, and $500 jeans tell us that he stunk today.

  1378. ray (sox fan) August 26th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Who can predict how things will turn out with Arod?

    I remember two years ago when he was booed lustily by Yankee fans, but then he turned it around.

    Everyone talks about the 9-10 year contract. But if this pattern continues I seriously wonder if Arod will stay in New York. I think Arod is the type of player that needs to be liked by the fans and feeds off from that.

    Is it possible that if bad turns to worse that Arod himself would request a trade to move out of New York?

  1379. Johnny D August 26th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    When Damon hit the homer in the first I thought the Sox would go home with egg on their faces. Boy was I wrong.

  1380. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    I’m beginning to think Alex might need to visit from Dr. Phil soon. :|
    It’s getting to him/already got to him

  1381. mel August 26th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    ray,

    I don’t think so. He likes it in New York.

    Why am I talking to you? Go away. We only want to talk to you when we win.

  1382. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    ellen August 26th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Wait a minute, something’s missing. Aha! It’s the cheerleaders! Where’d they go? The folks who berate posters who get frustrated with this team. Here, cheery-cheeery-cheeeery . . .

    :roll:

  1383. ellen August 26th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    ray: anything is possible, but the Yankees would have to eat a bunch of salary – and admit that he was a big mistake.

  1384. ray (sox fan) August 26th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    lol..mel…at least I’m not talking trash.

  1385. Timmy Lupus August 26th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    A-Rod “We sucked, I sucked” “You can put it all on me”.

  1386. Fredo Corleone August 26th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Plate umpire was not great tonite, but that’s not why the Yankees lost. Pettitte did not pitch well. Further, similar to the 1st 130 games, they didn’t hit when it mattered and the defense stunk. They’ve been, if nothing else, consistent in that regard.

  1387. pat August 26th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    A-Rod “I screwed it up any way I could screw it up….. No one is more frustrated than me…. I heard the boos and no one was booing me louder than me…. I’ll be here early tomorrow working with Kevin…. Gotta keep moving forward. I can’t sit around and feel sorry for myself, we win as a team and lose as a team and tonight you can put it on me”

  1388. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Oh Alex. :(

  1389. Larry August 26th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    A-Rod “We sucked, I sucked” “You can put it all on me”.

    Don’t worry we did. Except it was for most of the season, not just tonight.

  1390. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    meanwhile the vibe in Citizens Ball Park is electric, literally it sounds louder than Anaheim.

  1391. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    The zone tonight was the worst zone I have ever seen. I wasn’t surprised that Reynolds was behind the plate tonight, him and Angel Hernandez are an insult to umpiring.

  1392. pat August 26th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    “Is it possible that if bad turns to worse that Arod himself would request a trade to move out of New York?”

    No.

  1393. ray (sox fan) August 26th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Mel,
    I do understand that he likes it in New York, but if (and that is not a prediction) Arod has many other nights like tonight don’t you think the New York media and fans will be brutal?

    As much as he likes New York it could get very uncomfortable, or maybe he turns it around soon and is once again embraced by everyone.

  1394. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Rollins is 5 for 5 don’t pitch to him

  1395. Larry August 26th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    You know A-rod would be a perfect fit for the Mets, they could choke together and he could stay in NY!

  1396. Bronx Jeers August 26th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    At least Alex doesn’t sugarcoat it. I’ll give him that.

  1397. Dave D August 26th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I actually remember we blew a 7 run lead to the Nationals 2 years ago. We led 9-2 after 3 innings and trailed 10-8 after 8 innings, with MO giving up the go-ahead hit while attempting to get a 5 out save.

    Then the next game, we had no bullpen so Wang had to go the distance and ended up giving up the walkoff HR to Zimmerman.

    That was a painful series.

  1398. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    “ray (sox fan) August 26th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    lol..mel…at least I’m not talking trash.”

    You never talk trash Ray. That is what makes you different from Sox trolls you actually have something to say.

  1399. mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Doreen’s doing back handsprings and I’m waving my pom-poms.

    Still cheering for dem Yankees!

  1400. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    The Mets walk a struggling Utley to pitch to a struggling Pat the bat

  1401. lil' m August 26th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    ray (sox fan) always keeps it real, and he’s never talked trash or gloated. Talk about forbearance lol . . .

  1402. pat August 26th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Pettitte: “Extremely frustrating… I didn’t get it done… I felt good tonight and couldn’t get anyone out….I didn’t get job done….. Didn’t expect 5 RBIs to come from the bottom of their order. Wish I could say I felt terrible tonight but I didn’t…..One of those nights…I need to figure out how to get it done and tonight I didn’t…. I thought a few pitches were close but it’s all a part of it…. I’ll never say the ump cost me a game, I need to figure out hoew to get it done.”

  1403. BYE BYE GIRARDI!!! August 26th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    A-ROD & GIAMBI SUCK BIG TIME. IDIOTS!

  1404. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    “Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers)”

    Brandon for once I disagree with your handle. No team save the Angels would be willing to take on A-rod and those 250+ million dollars he has left, and shedding A-rod just to pay for him to play on a rival team makes little sense to me.

  1405. Johnny D August 26th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    It was the ump, though. So many strikes were called balls tonight. Such BS.

  1406. Mike August 26th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    WOW…what a play by Delgado!!

  1407. Hobbie August 26th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    The Commisioner must outlaw contracts longer than 3 years. It is just not fair that a rich team like the Yankees is permitted to monopolize players like Jason Giambi and Alex Rodriquez.
    With a maximum 3 year contract, such talents as these would be available to other teams in the league creating better competitive balance.
    If long term contracts are outlawed,each year will have a large attractive pool of free agents. This will actually act to cap salaries league wide.

    Also when a player has a long term deal ( Cano, A Rod) they don’t seem to perform at the same high level as the year they were playing for a new deal.

  1408. george August 26th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    much as i was disappointed by A-Rod’s performance, when i judge him as a Yankee fan, 2 of the last 3 years he’s the primary reason the Yanks drove into the playoffs. true MVP seasons.

  1409. Mike August 26th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Wow..the sour graps….blaming the umpires only goes so far.

  1410. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    (sox fan) August 26th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Who can predict how things will turn out with Arod?

    I remember two years ago when he was booed lustily by Yankee fans, but then he turned it around.

    Everyone talks about the 9-10 year contract. But if this pattern continues I seriously wonder if Arod will stay in New York. I think Arod is the type of player that needs to be liked by the fans and feeds off from that.

    Is it possible that if bad turns to worse that Arod himself would request a trade to move out of New York?

    *******************************************************

    No. I don’t think so.

    He’s been here four years, and for three of those he’s been treated like crap by a minority of vocal fans who attend games.

    Why would he think that would change? They’re always going to have ridiculous expectations of him, and the News/Posts of the world are always going to feed into this part of the fanbase. Nothing is going to change there. As has been pointed out before he’s the Ted Williams of the Yankees. I don’t see that changing even if he wins a WS with them.

    If it really bothered him that much, he could have gone elsewhere very easily this offseason. He had ample opportunity to, and he didn’t.

  1411. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    WOW…what a play by Delgado!!

    An excuse me how did this get in my glove play.

  1412. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Well Mel -

    First, how did you know I was here?? Anyway, the back handsprings are a little rusty, but I’ve got my pom-poms right here! :lol:

    Tomorrow’s another day. One day at a time. Sad that opportunity was lost. Scratch my head how a guy with so much talent can come up so short, but always try to remember he’s human.

  1413. Mike August 26th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    He still made the play….

  1414. dave August 26th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Shorter Trisha: Waah waah waah waah.

    Haha.

  1415. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 26th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Jose

    please tell me your not prasing those emergency moves the Mets made to save there season.

  1416. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I think when this team looks back at 08 and sees an 83 win season and a 4th place finish, they will try not to do it again in 09.

  1417. pat August 26th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Damon: “Alex works harder than all us in here and he had an off night… he expects to be great and on a day by day basis that isn’t going to translate. He just had a tough night….Glad I hit the 2 HRs but wish I could have come through in other places….Needed to win about 22-23 of the 32 and now we’ll need to win 22-23 of the next 31.”

  1418. mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Angel,

    I don’t know if there were tons of offers. I think the picture Boras painted turned out to be a mirage.

    If he really wanted to be a Yankee, they could’ve worked out a very lucrative extension.

  1419. lil' m August 26th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    ray (sox fan): . . . and your comments are insightful and well-put.

  1420. ray (sox fan) August 26th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Al and lil’m

    I try not to gloat because I have watched this game long enough to know that tomorrow’s result could very well be different.

    I know that the Sox are very capable of blowing away five or six game leads in less than a month. It has happened before and could happen again.

  1421. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Ray, that begs the question though – how could they possibly be more brutal than he’s dealt with already over the previous 4 years?

    I’ve cringed at times at the stuff thats been thrown at him, by the fans and the press. Perhaps its because I don’t think like that, but I just can’t imagine how much worse it could possibly get.

  1422. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    pat -

    Thanks for the quotes. They are much appreciated.

  1423. I want Michael Kay's job August 26th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Arod deserves to be ripped. In fact, anyone deserves to be ripped that makes nearly $30MM a year and doesn’t do his job.

  1424. mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Doreen,

    At least you can do a handspring. I can’t even jump 6″ off the ground. :)

  1425. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    “much as i was disappointed by A-Rod’s performance, when i judge him as a Yankee fan, 2 of the last 3 years he’s the primary reason the Yanks drove into the playoffs. true MVP seasons.”

    This is why anyone who actually looks at stats knows. A-rod is great in odd numbered years, he is headed for a huge 09. Possibly as big as his 07.

  1426. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Mel -

    I lied. I can only do Cartwheels!! (And I do do them whenever I can when no one’s looking!)

  1427. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Angel,

    I don’t know if there were tons of offers. I think the picture Boras painted turned out to be a mirage.

    If he really wanted to be a Yankee, they could’ve worked out a very lucrative extension.

    I’d say its more than likely there wasn’t nearly as many as Boras said there were. But that isn’t to say there weren’t any at all. And that if he wanted to go badly enough and get the hell out of Dodge, he could have.

  1428. Larry August 26th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Wants to be here! He opted out during the WS 10 days before he had to. Hank said it best, he doesn’t want to be a Yankee. Then when he saw he wasn’t getting any GMs looking at signing him for anywhere near what the Yankees would have paid, he crawled back and cried that it was his Agent’s idea. Please, this guy is in total control of his career. The only reason he is here is that we were the only team willing to pay him all that $$. It’s all about “I want to be the highest paid because I am the best!”

  1429. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    LOL Keith Hernandez and his Oh’s :lol:

  1430. mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    ray doesn’t gloat because he knows we’d beat up his cyber@$$

    :)

  1431. Doreen August 26th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    mel -

    Just noticed your new “handle” – I applaud it.

  1432. I want Michael Kay's job August 26th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    To me it does not matter getting into the playoffs just to lose the first series. True MVP seasons but what’s the difference in my opinion. Who cares if they make it to the first round and get blown out?

  1433. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    “Damon: “Alex works harder than all us in here and he had an off night… he expects to be great and on a day by day basis that isn’t going to translate. He just had a tough night….Glad I hit the 2 HRs but wish I could have come through in other places….Needed to win about 22-23 of the 32 and now we’ll need to win 22-23 of the next 31.””

    Is A-rod buying Johnny dinner or something. He hit 2 HR’s and says HE should have come through!

  1434. Josh August 26th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    This game basically sums up the season…

    What kills me though is that A-Rod GIDP. The 23 year-old rookie Masterson, who has limited experience in the bullpen, comes in with the bases loaded, 1 out against the “greatest player in the game.” Talk about pressure. However, he shows more poise than the veteran A-Rod who promptly gives us two outs.

    Lets hope that the Yanks get their act together and crush the Sawx in the next two games!

  1435. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    And concede I might be quite naive, but I actually take at face value the belief that his major mistake was taking the terrible advice he got from Boras to drive up the price of what he could get, and not the fact that he didn’t want to be Yankee at all.

  1436. pat August 26th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Doreen

    No problem.

    Hearing the postgame comments 1st hand and not in written form reminds me just how human these guys are (I’m such a mom) when they beat themselves up about a game and makes me root for them even more. That gets lost in translation in written form but it’s better than nothing for the YES-less amongst us.

  1437. Kill-Schill(ing) August 26th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    A-Rod had a bad game, but if you think he’s accountable alone either for tonight or the season’s disappointment, you’re deluding yourself.

    I don’t use the adjective often because I think it demonstrates an impoverished vocabulary but in this instance, it’s entirely felicitious.

    Andy Pettitte sucked tonight, he SUCKED, period.

    If you’re starting pitchers gives up 6 runs in 4 2/3 innings and puts you in four run hole in the biggest game of the year and he’s your second best starter, you don’t deserve to win a game, a pennant, a playoff spot or anything else but an October golf outing.

    The Red Sux have an average to below-average bullpen but when you’re hitters face a 4-run hole and the season is fading, it’s hard not to press at the plate.

    The GM’s office wants you to scapegoat the offense for their ineptitude. They want you to blame A-Rod or Giambi or injuries or anyone but THEM.

    But if you’re facing a 5 game deficit with 32 to play and Ponson, Pavano, and Rasner are your 3-4-5 pitchers and Andy Pettitte, having a subpar season is your 2 starter, it does not take a seer to predict the future.

    Keep yelling at A-Rod and his money and you let the fools and the knaves above escape without blame.

    A Fish Rots from the Head.

  1438. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Has Cole Hamels ever got a PH GW in his life ?

  1439. bummy August 26th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Arod does seem to be able to ignore a lot of abuse, but every year they’ve made it to the postseason. It will be interesting to see what kind of backlash there’s against Arod and the rest of the choke artists if they finish third or fourth in their division.

  1440. mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Doreen,

    Someone asked where the cheerleaders were. Here we are. Happy and Sappy. :lol:

    I’ll start shouting D-Fence when our guys are in the field.

  1441. ray (sox fan) August 26th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!)
    August 26th, 2008 at 11:24 pm
    “ray doesn’t gloat because he knows we’d beat up his cyber@$$”

    Mel…I will be easy on you because I sense you have some residual feelings about a team that usually wears green defeating a team that wears purple and gold I believe.

    OOPS! Could that count as gloating? Sorry.

  1442. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    There’s a thin line between cheerleading and whistling past the graveyard. We’re getting close.

  1443. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I am of the opinion that A-rod is a very emotionally fragile guy. A lot of things have gone on in his life that I believe are affecting him on the field. His 2nd daughter was born and shortly after his wife divorces him and moves in with Lenny Kravitz. Then his team is under performing as a group so he is left with more pressure, and we all know A-rod + pressure= failure. Ultimately I think his play is being affected by a lot more than most of us even know about.

  1444. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Ha, it seems like every time I see the Phillies in an extra innings game, Cole Hamels is pinch-hitting.

    CC wants a piece of that!

  1445. mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Gameday operator’s on crack in this Philly game.

    What signal is Charlie flashing when he’s digging stuff out of his ear?

  1446. I want Michael Kay's job August 26th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I still don’t get why people bring up “but they made it to the postseason each year Arod has been with the team.” What don’t you people get? They lost every year since. Do people forget last year’s series with the Indians? As amazing as it would be for them to make the playoffs this year, the first round would be as far as they would see.

  1447. Angel August 26th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    As a YES-less person, I appreciate you transcribing them, Pat.

    Its easy to forget they’re human beings, sometimes.

  1448. KING FELIX August 26th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    why do they keep pinch hitting cole hameles?

  1449. mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    I know Hamels has only 60+ AB, but that BA makes me want to cry. They actually bring him in as a pinch hitter. A real pinch hitter.

  1450. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    CC >> Hamels

  1451. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Double or nothing we hear an OHHHH !! from Keith here

  1452. Nick in SF August 26th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I’d give Rollins an IBB. No one will see it coming.

  1453. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Rollins up, bases loaded, 2 outs bottom of the 11th

  1454. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    The sruggling 5 for 6 Jimmy Rollins w/ the basesloaded

  1455. Tank August 26th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Mets-Phillies games are always fun to watch. Usually because the Mets blow leads late and the game goes to extras.

    Even in the Mets wins this year against the phils came in that variety except they won in extras after blowing leads.

  1456. mel (2-4-6-8, get outa here with all your hate!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    ray,

    Gloat away, dude. We weren’t even supposed to make the playoffs.

    Next season won’t be a cakewalk for you guys. D-Wade and LeBron are going to ride off their Olympic performances.

  1457. Becca August 26th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    About a week ago I was checking ESPN’s live chats and Brian Kenny said that he thinks Choke-Rod should be MVP. lol What is he smoking????

  1458. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 26th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Onwards to the 12th

  1459. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    86 years, Ray. 86 years. You guys will never win again, until I’m 145 years old.

  1460. Becca August 26th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    apparently rollins was channeling choke-rod on that one

  1461. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    “I still don’t get why people bring up “but they made it to the postseason each year Arod has been with the team.” What don’t you people get? They lost every year since. Do people forget last year’s series with the Indians? As amazing as it would be for them to make the playoffs this year, the first round would be as far as they would see.”

    Damn them. Damn those lake Eerie midges!

  1462. SDYankee August 26th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Everyone’s got an opinion on A-rod. My 6 yr old says A-rod is his favorite player, 3 of the US little leagure runner-ups (louisiana) said A-rod is there favorite player. What can you say.

    I hate to say it but…last year A-rod was “money” in these type of situations…just so happened to be his option year. Other than that…in the clutch…he has stunk. From what we are told A-rod busts his butt in the off-season and practices hard but again…option season, great clutch hitter…otherwise he stinks.

  1463. Kill-Schill(ing) August 26th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    I officially confess it: I’ve become as pathethic as the Mets yahoos I deplore, spending as much time rooting against as rooting for.

  1464. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    So Delgado or Beltran will win this ?

  1465. Timmy Lupus August 26th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    “CC >> Hamels”

    CC> Every NL pitcher (Yes even Johan).

  1466. ray (sox fan) August 26th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Green Beret,
    It’s all good cause I don’t have to send you that Old Milwaukee now!

  1467. pat August 26th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I want Michael Kay’s job

    I love Mattingly but how many WS was he able to get the team to himself? Thinking one guy makes or breaks a team is too easy.

    Shockingly to some, the Yankees have even missed a postseason before let alone gotten eliminated in the 1st round.

  1468. BYE BYE GIRARDI!!! August 26th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Pete, are you sick of Yankees already? Tell us the truth. Because I AM.

  1469. Al from BK(Calvin Pace is your daddy!) August 26th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Actually believing in curses IE “the curse of Arod” is very pathetic. Leave curses and folklore to the fans in Fenway and Flushing.

  1470. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    You got to give Mets fans kudos on humor. :lol:

    Ex.
    Heilmann: “What now?”

    Schneider: “I dunno, guy’s got 5 hits tonight…”

    Warthen: “Listen, if you get ahead of him 0-2, just walk him home. And we can send these philly phans home happy”

    Heilmann: “I’ve been trying to do that all night!”

  1471. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Ray, I knew you would have weaseled out of it somehow. You guys can’t be trusted.

  1472. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Well Church might end it here

  1473. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 26th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Keith Hernandez: “OHHHHHH !!!”

  1474. Dee August 26th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    I just got home from the game. It was brutal. We sucked, Arod was booed, all that you all already saw.

    But what was a real downer for me was that we were once again surrounded by a sea of tourists who didn’t really care and by Sox fans. Where we were in the main box 3rd baseline the ratio of Sox to Yankee fans were 1:2. Yankee fans to suits were 1:2. Yankee fans to tourists were 1:3. All our season ticket holder neighbors cashed in tonight. There are usually 6 sets of people around us who we would banter with and they were all MIA. It was overall the least enjoyable game I’ve been to all season. Obviously I wasn’t as smart as my neighbors. :-(

    At least the astronaut guy was there to throw out the first pitch. So was Tiger Woods. Did they show him on TV?

  1475. GreenBeret7 August 26th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    All kidding aside, Ray. It’s good to have you on this board.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    I hope you aren’t gullible enough to believe that. I can’t be seen as somebody who would be civil to a Red Sox fan.

  1476. Tank August 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Heilman has thrown 49 pitches… guess hes taking one for the team.

  1477. Bob Merc-The Shift August 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I actually got a headache from watching this game tonight…sometimes High-Def is a BAD thing! And Andy…on numerous occasions you have come out and said we stink. Raise you hand again brother, because you have been PITIFUL against the Red Sox lately. If this team were an NFL club I’d swear they were tanking for a higher draft pick. Are we sure Isiah Thomas isn’t on the payroll? I’ve always stuck to the credo of being a fan…bad or good. And I will never abandon that. To me, tonight was a VERY important game for this club. And once again, they looked like they were not ready to play baseball. This bothers me alot, because to me it is a reflection that there is no respect for the manager. I have said on these boards before, as many of us here have, that Girardi may not have been the right choice to manage this club. I once again ask…even though he never managed a day in his life…how Mattingly would have done. Girardi could have a job for the rest of his life in the bigs. At this pace, he won’t have it very much longer. And don’t expect Jeter to light a fire under this teams ass…it’s not in his personality. If it were Tino or Paul I could see people being berated. Forget about Derek doing it. As I’ve always said folks…continue to be a fan…and take both the bad and the good. I’m a Yankee fan for life…nothing’s changed for me.

  1478. Jeter2007 August 27th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    this is hte 1st time i’ve said this in a looong time… this team sucks. truly.

    arod is not clutch, that is known to me, and i’m not blaming him because he is what he is.

    pettitte was bad. giambi has been bad for a stretch now.

    giambi and matsui should switch places in the order. and wtf is bruney doing walking 3 batters in a row. wtf?!

    worse game played for as long as i can remember. if the yanks don’t take this series, i will expect nothing more from them this year.

    it’s a very sad day. as a fan, you follow the team during spring training, the season, the post season (yes, we’ve been spoiled, so what), the winter meetings, and repeat…

    this year has been terrib;e and this game summed it all up… i am losing faith.

    i am unable to throw anything back at the yankee haters in the office.

    this is just SAD !

  1479. pat August 27th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Dee

    They did show Tiger.

  1480. Incognita August 27th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Mike of the ‘small village’ post, I’m very late to the party but in case you’re still around: I’m thinking I recognize your style from another small village … something angelic …

    ???

  1481. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 27th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    schneider, Heilman and Reyes…it has to end here right ?

  1482. autograph seeker August 27th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    the crowd booed A-Rod?

    I am embarrassed to be a Yankee fan.

  1483. ray (sox fan) August 27th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Looking towards Wednesday’s game.

    I believe Ponson is 3-12 lifetime against the Sox. But on the other hand Paul Byrd has given up more home runs than any other AL starting pitcher!!

    I expect a lot of fireworks and a high scoring game tomorrow.

  1484. autograph seeker August 27th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    also, jeter2007, there essentially is no such as thing as “clutch” so I don’t blame A-Rod for not being something that no one really is.

  1485. Kill-Schill(ing) August 27th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    BTW, want a good laugh. Kenny Rogers– remember him?, no not the singer-songwriter of The Gambler– the other one. Kenny, I puked before Yankees playoff games, Rogers. That one.

    He had this to say recently to the AP.”

    “Kenny Rogers thinks the New York Yankees caused Major League Baseball to start allowing umpires to consult instant replay on home run calls.

    One of the most replayed blown calls of the year came May 21, when the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez lost a home run on a blown call — the ball went over the fence but the umpire thought it didn’t and A-Rod was given a double.

    “I don’t like it,” Rogers said after MLB announced Tuesday that instant replay will start being used this week. “I think that it overshot the mark by far just because, what, in a Yankee game someone didn’t get a homer? Please. It’s happened thousands of times. That’s part of the game. It’s the beauty of the game. Mistakes are made.”

    Don’t you wish the Yankees were this powerful? How different is Kenny Roger’s stupidity from the jihadis insistence that the U.S. is to blame for every tyranny and injustice abroad?

  1486. Jeter2007 August 27th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    interested to see if/how mgmt over-reacts in off-season acquisitions… both CC and Tex will be extremely expensive.

    CC
    Wang
    Joba
    Moose
    Phil

    looks like a contender. if CC’s the answer for SP, what’s the answer for the bats? posada & matsui will defintely help. i’m also very impressed w/ nady. maybe a youngster will step up and replace giambi. marte has a cheap club option (considering the market)… there’s always next year..

  1487. Dee August 27th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Pat, cool.

    “arod is not clutch, that is known to me, and i’m not blaming him because he is what he is.”

    That’s how I feel about Arod too. He is talented and he works hard, but he just doesn’t have enough heart or he’s missing something else that makes a good player a true champion. He may be an MVP, but he’s not a champion, at least not yet not anything I’ve seen.

    I’m far from a fan of Arod, but I don’t blame him. I blame Hank for signing him for a decade. I hope Arod somehow manages to find his heart or his “it” or a better shrink or whatever it is that he needs soon. Because nine more years is a really long time and the worst thing than a divorce is growing old together and hating each other.

  1488. Jeter2007 August 27th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    autograph seeker…

    clutch may not be measured… many may not think it exists…

    but as a sports fan, and i’m sure many of us played in college/high school… we know it does exist

    some people are gamers… those same people seem to come through more often than not “in the clutch”… it exists because i see it in some players and not in others

    i’d rather have jeter in the box when we need a hit than arod… stats may say i’m wrong, but even in jeter’s “down” year, i’d take him over arod

  1489. S.A.-Can the Yanks continue winning series? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 27th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    This Mets/Phillies game is at least amusing. Bottom of the 13th

  1490. Tank August 27th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Keith Hernandez is a very entertaining analyst.

  1491. Brandon (Right now even I would place Alex on waivers) August 27th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    He’s not gonna walk him is he ?

  1492. GreenBeret7 August 27th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Keith Hernandez talks as though he’s a little light in the loafers.

  1493. hughes wang small chacons August 27th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Nick August 26th, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    This team died the day A-Rod came back after opting out.
    We were thru with the guy and we take him back?

    um….a-rod was “thru” with us, then we got down on our hands and knees, went back on all the things we said for two weeks, and backed up the truck for him and boras. just trying to make sure we all remember correctly.

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