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Game 135: Blue Jays at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc, Podcast on Aug 30, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (72-62)
Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
A. Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
I. Rodriguez C
Rasner RHP

Darrell Rasner (5-9, 5.03) vs. the Toronto hitters.

John Parrish (1-0, 4.05) vs. the New York hitters.

Notes: The Yankees have won two straight and five of their last seven. … They remain 10.5 out in the division and six out in the wild card. … The Yankees have not finished 10 or more games out of first place since 1992 when they were 76-86 and finished 20 games behind the Blue Jays. … Roy Halladay goes tomorrow for Toronto against Andy Pettitte.

A-ROD IN AUGUST: Alex Rodriguez is 23 of 95 this month (.242) with five homers and 14 RBI. He has grounded into 10 double plays and struck out 29 times.

G.O.A.T (GREATEST OF ALL TIME): Mariano Rivera has allowed one hit and no runs in his last 8.2 innings. He has walked one and struck out seven.

WELCOME BACK: Now that he has recovered from the injury to his elbow (shhh), Damaso Marte has thrown three scoreless innings in his last four outings. He hasn’t allowed a hit.

ROUGHED-UP RASNER: Rasner is 1-5, 6.22 in his last 11 games. In 55 innings he has allowed 77 hits (10 HR) and 21 walks.

OUT OF SIGHT: Wilson Betemit has one at-bat since Aug. 17.

VERAS VERY BAD: Jose Veras in his last nine appearances: 8 innings, 12 hits, 8 runs, 8 earned runs, 5 walks, 9 strikeouts, 2 home runs.

RACE IS ON: The team leaders in RBI are Abreu (82), Giambi (82) and A-Rod (79).

Back later with updates.

* * * * * * JOBA CHAMBERLAIN UPDATE, 11:59 a.m. * * * * * *

Joba threw 35 pitches off the mound this morning to Brett Gardner and Cody Ransom. There were no breaks, 35 pitches straight through.

No swings were allowed until after 10 pitches. Neither batter had a hit. Joba had poor control out of the wind but when he missed, he missed low.

He threw two curveballs for strikes, one beauty to Gardner on his 30th pitch. To my semi-educated eye, he looked like he needed some more work because of the rust. Another bullpen session could fix that.

Joe Girardi, of course, revealed nothing about what Chamberlain will do next. Joba said he’s ready to be activated. All Girardi would say is that Joba would be going on the road trip. So if nothing else, we know he’s probably not headed to Scranton or Trenton any time soon.

I’ll upload some Joba audio later on. He and I chatted a little bit after the cameras were off. I asked him whether he could come back and be himself on the mound, challenging hitters with his fastball and being aggressive. “You know me,” he said. “I’m going to let it eat.”

UPDATE, 12:47 p.m.: Here is Joba Chamberlain’s interview after he threw BP:

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UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Great note from the Yankees today in the pre-game notes (via the Elias Sports Bureau): Carl Pavano went 1,221 days between victories at Yankee Stadium. The last Yankees pitcher to go so many days between wins while pitching for no other big league team in the interim was Tommy Byrne, who went 1,751 days between wins from 1943-1948.

Byrne’s reason? He was fighting World War II.

The Idle, he’s historic.

UPDATE, 1:21 p.m.: Sweet catch for Vernon Wells. He went a long way for that ball.

UPDATE, 1:12 p.m.: They’re stopping the game to present Alex with the ball for getting a hit with a runner in scoring position. It’s a very touching cermony. Mayor Bloomberg gave him a key to the city, Challenger the Eagle is soaring across the field and the Harlem Boys Choir is singing.

UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.: And Giambi comes through as well. Amazing. I wonder how often those two have had back-to-back hits with RISP? Not often enough, that’s for sure.

2-0 Yankees and Rasner didn’t up a run in the first inning like he usually does. Looks good so far.

UPDATE, 1:43 p.m.: The Artist Formerly Known As Pudge Rodriguez has 5 hits in his last 38 at-bats and is hitless in the last 10.

UPDATE, 1:51 p.m.: Darrell Rasner has faced 10 hitters through 3 innings. 26 pitches/22 strikes

UPDATE, 2:08 p.m.: And Darrell Rasner is back. Alex Rios rolls a single into left and Vernonm Wells drops a ball onto the net above the retired numbers beyond the fence in left. Now it’s 2-2.

Rasner has allowed 11 HR in his last 59 innings.

UPDATE, 2:14 p.m.: Now this is funny. Johnny Damon caught a fly ball to end the inning. As he always does, he turned to throw the ball into the bleachers. But his throw was short and hit the black-and-orange Canon sign on the front of the stands.

The fans out there booed ad Damon threw his hands up. Just a guess, he’ll bring a ball out there next inning and make it up to them.

I’m sure many of you know this. But Johnny is great with fans, especially kids. He’s a tremendous guy and he plays hard every day.

UPDATE, 2:19 p.m.: Cano goes the short way, dumps one over the fence in right and it’s 3-2 Yankees.

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: Hey everybody, it’s Pudge Rodriguez. He jacks one over the fence in left and the Yankees lead 4-2.

He has seven on the season (really?) and two for the Yankees. Both his pinstriped RBI have come on solo homers.

It’s the 10th time the Bombers have gone back-to-back (and belly-to-belly).

UPDATE, 2:29 p.m.: 1-2-3 inning for Rasner. That’s what he needed. If they can get two more innings out of him, he’ll have done better than they could have hoped.

UPDATE, 2:42 p.m.: Bases loaded, one out, up 4-2. This is where you need to drive a stake into the heart of the Blue Jays. This will be an interesting at-bat for Xavier Nady.

UPDATE, 2:43 p.m.: And he fouls out to first base. Up to Godzilla with two outs now. He needs a hit badly, he’s been struggling since coming off the DL.

UPDATE, 2:47 p.m.: And Matsui rips one into the right-field corner for a double. Big hit for him and the Yankees. Gets ahead in the count, keeps his hands back and gets a fastball he can drive. The man knows his business.

UPDATE, 2:29 p.m.: The Met Life Countdown continues to be a letdown. The lever today was pulled by two people who were described as “loyal fans at Yankee Stadium for many years.” No names were on the scoreboard. Apparently one of the women is blind and has come to the Stadium for many years. That’s nice to recognize her. But how about explaining it better?

How can a team with as much tradition as the Yankees have botched this thing so badly? It’s really quite simple. You make a list of the games, the dates and what number will be on the countdown. You then figure out what retired players either wore that number or did something significant on that day.

You fly that player in, let him pull the lever, the fans enjoy seeing him and then that guy tells everybody how great the Stadium was. Everybody’s happy. It becomes a special moment every day.

Instead it’s been a series of people nobody knows, YES announcers or insurance company executives. Only once in a while is it a former player or celebrity and that’s only because that person happened to be at the park that day.

I know I rant about this all the time. But I really hoped that this final season at the Stadium would be a lot like what the Cardinals did at Busch Stadium, something cool every day. Instead it has been just another year at the ballpark outside of the All-Star Game.

Thousands of people came to the ballpark today for the last time. They deserved something special.

UPDATE, 3:18 p.m.: Man, Cano drives you crazy. 6-2 game, just make the simple play. Now Toronto is a swing away from tying it.

Meanwhile, given Rasner’s history, Girardi should have had somebody warming up to start the inning. Rasner hasn’t completed seven innings since June 6.

UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: Here’s the other issue with this inning: You need to try and keep Mariano Rivera on the bench today. He has worked multiple innings two days in a row and should not pitch today.

Cano’s error opens the door to a close game in the ninth. What happens then?

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m.: Rasner pitched better than his line. But in the end, he allows four earned runs over six innings and that’s not any good.

Blame Cano for part of it. But Girardi should have been in a position to pull him after Lind singled. When it unravels for Rasner, it usually happens fast.

Meanwhile, A-Rod struck out and the crowd booed. We’re getting back to 2006 A-Rod hate levels now. Booing today is unfair, he had an RBI single in the first inning.

UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Wow, League is nasty. He’s hitting 98 and sinking it.

UPDATE, 3:52 p.m.: I suppose there is a way this ends well, but I don’t see it. Ramirez needs two strikeouts here. Wells has good speed at third.

Up 6-2 in the seventh inning, you need to put the game away. This is some pretty awful baseball by the Yankees. But this is why they’re in third place.

UPDATE, 3:55 p.m.: Now it’s 6-6. Toronto has six hits (and counting) in the last two innings.

UPDATE, 4:11 p.m.: The crowd is really getting ugly here. Cano was booed before, during and after his at-bat.

A 6-2 lead, facing Roy Halladay tomorrrow and you let the game get away? This would be a brutal loss.

UPDATE, 4:24 p.m.: A-Rod either wins it or ends it, right? That is usually how it goes.

UPDATE, 4:28 p.m.: Jeter gives them a chance. Great play by Rios to keep that to a single.

UPDATE, 4:29 p.m.: It always comes down to A-Rod. Amazing.

I bet he wins it. He’s due for one of those.

UPDATE, 4:32 p.m.: GIDP. They’re booing Alex like he’s the Son of Sam. Unreal. 11 GIDPs this month,

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797 Responses to “Game 135: Blue Jays at Yankees”

  1. PogoMan August 30th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    “Must win”

  2. Lets try. August 30th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    On a serious note we need this game.

    Hey, Pete love your blog please tell all those Yankees fans out there to still have hope and never stop believing. Thnx.

  3. Doreen ("♫not dead yet♫") August 30th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Pete,

    Last night on the post-game interview, I think Girardi spoke to not using Marte not as originally planned out of necessity. It sounded as though multiple inning stints is not in Marte’s immediate future. Lesson learned?

  4. Rob NY August 30th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I’m pretty excited I got some tickets for my birthday and this will be my last game at the old stadium. It’s a pretty sad day and I hope it doesn’t rain. Hope everybody enjoys the game on tv! lol

    Go Yankees!

  5. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    “It sounded as though multiple inning stints is not in Marte’s immediate future. Lesson learned?”

    Wonder if he was referrig to that 40+ pitch outing Marte had awhile back (against Texas maybe?). Lesson learned?? We’ll see. Hasn’t had any trouble bringing Mo out for 4 outs or more of late. 3 times in the last 7-8 days I believe.

  6. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Win this game!

  7. 2008 Yankees August 30th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I still think Matsui should bat behind Arod and move Giambi down

  8. Iris August 30th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Go Yankees! Man I wish they would have gave this aceves kid a shot at sarting. Who knows maybe he’ll be the one to relieve Rasner. Maybe Girardi let Darrell get a shot at this once since he dominated the Blue Jays last time out.

  9. 2008 Yankees August 30th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I just hope they blow the Jays out today so Mo can get a rest.

  10. mel August 30th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Iris,

    I think that Rasner will be on a short leash especially with a starter like Aceves to eat up innings.

    Hopefully we won’t need him. I’d like Rasner to have a good outing. He has one (1) win since the ASB. Yikes.

  11. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    “I just hope they blow the Jays out today so Mo can get a rest.”

    I think the offense will explode today. And I also think we will see Aceves today.

  12. Fran August 30th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Let’s go Yankees. Hope they get an easy win today.

  13. Jersey August 30th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Rasner is a nice Triple A pitcher. Maybe a long man on a good team. Him getting 20+ starts this year is a huge indictment against the young arms in the system.

  14. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 30th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Can I just point out that Marte had a few outings with over 30 pitches thrown.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....yerId=4100

    Not sure why Joe gets thrown under the bus for it, when Marte’s done it before.

  15. Paddy R August 30th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    any update on where phil hughes will start on monday? i know the yankees are secretive about such things, but it makes very little sense (assuming they are confident he is fully healthy, which appears to be the case), not to have him make a regular turn at the big league level for the rest of the season. look at what happened when pelfry got comfortable, and pelfry couldn’t clean hughes’ shoes 18 months ago.

  16. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    As the yanks were struggling through the last few weeks, Pete has been cryptically implying how Joe Gorardi has to motivate the team better and Torre always did a great job of that. Many bloggers here said that even Torre would not have made a diference with this team.

    Well let us look at how Torre is doing. LA lost last eight games. They are out of the NL wildcard. Thier only hope is division and are 5 games down in the loss column. In all likleyhodd, Dodgers will not make the playoffs.

    So, the question is what happened to Torre’s great skills at motivating his team? Why did Dodgers lose 8 games in a row and efectively took them out of playoff contention?

    I personally have lot of respect for what Torre did with/for yankees in the first six years. Nobody can take that away. Still, he was a failure before coming to Yanks and it is Stienbrenner’s money and some very good acquisitions like Paul and great homegrown talent that resulted in the success. Torre’s ability to deal with the media contributed as well, but wihtout team performing that would not make nay difference.

    After he left the Yanks (he was not fired), Torre should have taken a break. Instead he goes back to managing immediately and look at what is happening. He is back to his pre-Yankees managerial failures and proving that Boss was correct that it is the Yankees who made Torre and not the other way aorund.

    And, hopefully Peter and others give a rest to this nonsense of how Torre would have done better with the Yanks. I believe it would have been worse as the only bright spot the bullpen would have been worse and Torre would have been fired in the middle of the season.

  17. Jersey August 30th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Pete is a reporter. His job is to report on the state of the team and especially the manager. Who is the conduit for news injuries etc. The manager is the mouthpiece for the team. Pete wouldn’t be doing his job if he didn’t point out what Girardi isn’t doing.

    Girardi isn’t Torre. We all know that. Torre is one of a kind. But Girardi was supposed to be better in game manager and I haven’t seen that from him.

  18. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 30th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Torre stepped in you know what when he came to the Yankees. He had the young homegrown guys coming up and he had the vets like Paul. All that coming together for that period of time is a once in a life time thing. We will never see a run like that again.

  19. bru August 30th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    i agree hughes should be told to just go out and pitch and don’t worry about anything.he needs innings.it get’s to a point where the minor leagues does not help a pitcher and they need major league innings.acevez will be in very early,ras should of never gotten the start,acevez,hughes,wright.i think the yankees might have turned the corner but boston just won’t lose.we need to pick up 3 or 4 games by the last series.anything more than 2 games out might be too much to overcome.let’s start by picking up one today,let’s go yankees.

  20. murphydog August 30th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    “But Girardi was supposed to be better in game manager and I haven’t seen that from him.”

    Girardi has no bench, Cano and Jeter are having off years, Giambi has been very streaky and A-Rod’s troubles are nothing new. Posada is out and Matsui missed most of the season. Did I mention Wang being hurt?

    None of the above are excuses for their record, but how is Girardi’s in-game management anything more than a footnote to all this?

  21. Tom H August 30th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Pete- do you think it is more on the manager to create a good relationship with a beat guy or is it on the beat guy to create, or at least go out of their way trying to create a good relationship with the manager?

    You seem upset that he was chummy with Evan Roberts (just read the posts from yesterday, was at the game, love your blog) was that the case?

  22. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    “Pete is a reporter. His job is to report on the state of the team and especially the manager.”

    Then one should stick to reporting instead of second guessing every thiing. Which other reporter is doing it?

  23. Dembore August 30th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    So if the Dodgers are going to miss the playoffs because they are 5 games back, what does that say about our chances ?

  24. Yankee2123 August 30th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Has Pavano been traded yet?

  25. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 11:11 am

    “So if the Dodgers are going to miss the playoffs because they are 5 games back, what does that say about our chances ?”

    I think both teams are in the same boat. Both still have a chance to make the playoffs. I like our chnces better as Boston is facing lot of injuries and it will slow them down. Also, look at the record. If Yanks and Dodgers are in the same division, Dodgers will be 7.5 games behind Yanks and Yanks face tougher competition in the AL.

  26. mel August 30th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Agree with murph. There’ve only been a few true headscratchers. The rest of the times he put people in position to succeed and they failed. Repeatedly.

    People were wondering why this, why that reliever? He was building the bullpen. They know exactly who’s available on a given day, exactly how many pitches each has thrown. He didn’t call up the pen and call for his security blanket. He did it the right way and it’s paid off. In fact, based on expectations, Mo’s broken our hearts the most number of times out of the bullpen.

    We’re used to him being an automatic win and he is, except for that weird brief period of time.

    And please don’t bring up the tied game situations. You can’t pin that on Girardi. It’s up to Mo to figure it out. You do the guy and the team a disservice if you don’t put him back on the horse, so to speak.

  27. bru August 30th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    pelfreys numbers are not as good if you look close.the league is batting 2.77 against him,he has given up 7 more hits than innings pitched and is 2 years older than hughes.hughes need to develop more pitches,cutter,split,slider.right now he only trusts his fastball and curve and in games earlier this year scouts said that when he lost faith in his other pitchers he threw only his curve and fasball.hitters sat on those two and bombed him.you have to have a pitch or two to keep them honest.anyways hughes just turned 22 yrs old.what is up with pavano? do the yankees bring him back for a one year deal for 6-8 million? sabathia,wang,joba,pavano,mussina/hughes or sheets,wang,joba,mussina,pavano.if we can get a frontline pitcher like kashmir,carmona i would trade a package of hughes,cano and whatever other prospect it takes to get a young cheaper frontline starter.they can easily replace cano but a guy like kashmir or peavey would prevent us from having to overspend on sabathia and free money up for maybe texiera or and infielder and centerfielder.i would love a rotation of peavey,wang,joba,mussina,pavano/hughes.

  28. Joey's Poodle August 30th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    “Then one should stick to reporting instead of second guessing every thiing. Which other reporter is doing it?”

    The ones who blog or write columns in addition to writing news stories.

    People who are not interested in opinion just read the news stories. People who are interested in opinion also read columns and blogs.

    There is an easy cure for your dissatisfaction in there.

  29. murphydog August 30th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    “All that coming together for that period of time is a once in a life time thing. We will never see a run like that again.”

    So true, except that it can be seen again ;)

    People forget how much had to go right between ’95 and 2001 for the team to be the monster it was, both within the Yankees organization and across baseball in the teams the Yankees beat. All the planets were aligned, and the Yankees had their house in order.

    They need to put their house in order again and they will, once they unload the deadwood and get younger, cheaper and more athletic.

    There are some similarities to the start of the last dynasty. As in the early 90′s, these days Big Stein is out of the picture and the Yankees are being picky about signing big FA contracts, concentrating on stockpiling arms and looking to the draft.

    The biggest difference IMO is that they are still under pressure to be competitive given their budget and the not so distant memories of success. Cash and Co. have to find the courage to dismantle the remnants of the ’98 team, let go of the ghost and start over from here.

  30. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 30th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    The Yankees scored 3 runs or less 58 times, we won 17 times.

    We lost 24 games by 2 runs or less. Just think if Cano, Alex, Jeter etc had come up even a little big in those games what our record could be.

  31. JoeT 28 in 09!! I WILL BE RIGHT ABOUT PAVANO!! 5-0 down the stretch August 30th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Gotta win today if we have Doc tomorrow

  32. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    “The ones who blog or write columns in addition to writing news stories.

    People who are not interested in opinion just read the news stories. People who are interested in opinion also read columns and blogs.

    There is an easy cure for your dissatisfaction in there.”

    It goes both ways. If one gives an opinion, others can give a counter opinion. You can not just shut them down becuase they are not agreeing with your opinion. Here I am not talking about Pete, who is OK with ocunter opinion. It is about the immature bloggers who think that they should leave the blog if they disagree with what Pete writes.

  33. Mike in SF August 30th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    BBFan-

    Great post on Torre, and I couldn’t agree more.

    I used to frequent this site often, but Peter’s subtle opinions became too much for me.

    I still come back from time to time, but waiting for a better blog to surface.

    Go Yankees.

  34. There's still time August 30th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    pete sometimes you’re very negative and it’s really annoying

  35. murphydog August 30th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    They’ve seen Halladay often enough this year to finally hit him. He’s faced them 4 prior times and the last was only 9 or so days ago. So, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  36. Josh Johnson August 30th, 2008 at 11:25 am

    There is no question, we HAVE to win today, AND tomorrow against the Doc. Without both of these wins, there is absolutely no chance the Yankees can catch the Red Sox. It would also be a bonus if the Red Sox lost today and tomorrow.

  37. Lauren August 30th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Pete, Any info on Melky?

  38. Josh Johnson August 30th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    murphydog,

    I want to believe that but, the sad fact is, the Doc is the best pitcher in baseball, period. He is a competitor and hates to lose. He will do anything to beat the Yankees tomorrow.

  39. Kelli in Conn. August 30th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    OUT OF SIGHT: Wilson Betemit has one at-bat since Aug. 17.

    – - – - – - – - – -
    Betemit can’t possibly be considered in any plans for 2009.

  40. mel August 30th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    It’s Pete’s job to write for his paper, not be a cheerleader for this team.

    My only issue is that he and the other beat writers print stuff they would never say to a person’s face. Little snide comments or pet names. But it’s New York, not Grand Rapids so I guess that’s the way it is.

  41. mel August 30th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Kelli,

    I think Wilson’s a FA. He, Giambi, and Pudge will be packing their things.

  42. Buddy Biancalana August 30th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    It’s Pete’s blog, why he can’t write what he wants. He doesn’t have to cater to what we approve of. It’s his opinions, & this is a forum to debate them as well.

  43. myrtlebeachfan August 30th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I really, really like our team. Sure, we’re not doing well at all. Not even OK. But I really like the players we have and the players that we can get.

    It wouldn’t hurt for us to trade a relatively big name with a year or two on his contract for some prospects that could help this team in the next few years. Signing free agents is always expensive and the return is usually good, but marginally it can be quite inferior to the value of prospects.

    The Yankees will have one of the best drafts in recent memory if they allow enough free agents to walk and do not make the playoffs. Just think – Gerrit Cole didn’t sign and we will get his pick again. We will have somewhere around pick #20ish, too. And – We will have supplementals for players like Giambi and Abreu (if we don’t resign). Not to mention Pudge.

    I really, really like the future of this team. Action Jackson figures to become a solid player if we give him the time to develop fully, with Jesus Montero and other positional prospects that are in the lower A to AA ball on their way. Our pitching prospects are fairly deep, but need to be developed.

    I’ll take a losing season next year, too, if it means that we can develop these kids to be the Major Leaguers that they have the potential to be.

    I have a really good feeling that Brackman is going to be a big deal when he gets himself ready to go. He could have closer potential as well as starter potential.

    But this offseason, we must address our immediate offensive concerns. Nady can play 1B without a problem, as it used to be his main position. We need some insurance for Cano, incase he continues this downward spiral. Our outfield is saturated with decent offensive and defensive talent and Melky is waiting in the wings. It’s the underproducing infield and catcher that are bringing this team down, imo.

    The pitching rotation will work itself out, especially with Wang and Hughes in the fray.

    Wang
    Pettitte
    Chamberlain
    Mussina
    Hughes

    And if one of Mussina and Pettitte don’t sign, we’ll need to go for CC. Otherwise, I say we stay out of the sweepstakes until the near end so that we don’t raise the price of his services too much.

  44. murphydog August 30th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Josh Johnson:

    I hear you.

    I won’t predict that the Yank’s lineup will suddenly gel and put good ABs on Roy every inning. But this may be the first time all season that there is any slight psychological edge going into a game against Roy and I gotta go with it.

  45. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    “There is an easy cure for your dissatisfaction in there.”

    If you know the difference between counter opinion and dissatisfaction, you would not write this.

  46. mel August 30th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    edit: I have a problem with the personal stuff in the “newspaper”/print side. Anything goes for the blog.

  47. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: A Great Chad Jennings Interview) August 30th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    “My only issue is that he and the other beat writers print stuff they would never say to a person’s face. Little snide comments or pet names. But it’s New York, not Grand Rapids so I guess that’s the way it is.”

    Pete doesn’t call Pavano the “Rajah of rehab” to his face?

  48. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops (My Latest Blog Entry: A Groovy Chad Jennings Interview) August 30th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    In my opinion, one could be a lot more liberal with a blog. It’s more free wheeling.

  49. pat August 30th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    The Sox bringing Bowden off the farm to make Beckett’s start today.

    Is he a Lester or a Buccholz?

    Picking up a win and a game today would be excellent.

  50. mel August 30th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    myrtlebeachfan,

    Nice to know that someone else likes this team.

    It’d be great if Nady played 1B. Should we send him to AFL? Better yet, how about Hawaii winter ball! :)

    [still irritated with Cokie Roberts for scolding Obama for going to Hawaii for vacation and to see the fam instead of going to a less foreign, exotic place like "Myrtle Beach".]

    I don’t think that they’ll let Cano pull the same crap next season. He’ll be on a short leash now that they’ve identified the problem.

  51. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I was never sold on Veras even when he was pitching well. He was frequently off the plate and when he throws strikes he gets hit hard.

    Moving forward he can not be the 8th inning guy. They have to serioulsy consider Bruney. Also, when Joba come to bullpen next week for a fews before starting, it will help also.

    For all the complaining against Kyle, we really miss him.now.

  52. mel August 30th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Clay,

    I think he calls him the “Prince of Majarajah” to his face. I don’t think he can say it with a straight face, tho.

  53. RER - 98 August 30th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Many will remember George Steinbrenner accepting the championship trophy and with tears said how he appreciated how difficult it was to repeat and cited the 3 tiers of playoffs needing success ever since ’95.
    That was a three-peat and since then no repeat has happened.
    There are certain formulas in building a winning team but today the degree of difficulty comes in building a winner for the long term.
    Not an easy thing to do anymore.

  54. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Myrtlebeach, exactly what downward spiral is Cano on? Like 99% of this team, he’s having an off year. In actuality, he had an off-month. April.

  55. gayle August 30th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    If batting practice is any indication of the game the yanks will rock arod, pudge and nady were htting monster shots to all fields and gardber who is not playing monster shots to rf. Yes I know bp has nothing to do with real game lol

  56. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    We need to win today. If you look at who is pitching for CWS and MIN, they will probably win their games. We’ve got to get this one and pray for more luck against Doc tomorrow.

  57. mel August 30th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    gayle,

    What is Freddy doing?

  58. bru August 30th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    the yankees can’t keep the same rotation.i’d be very hesitant about pettitte unless the price is right,no way he get’s even close to 16 million,maybe 10 and that might be too much,becket makes 10 million.they need pitchers that will keep them in every game,as long as they are solid 1-5.the question is,is wang,pettitte,joba,mussina,pavano enough or do they need an ace or 2 solid pitchers and let pavano/pettitte,mussina go,who should they keep and who should they try to sign and should they try to package hughes,cano,melky/gardner/betances for an ace?trade matsui,dh posada,nady at first base or dh matsui,posada at first base,nady in right field,jeter to first base? i think jeter would be great at first and we can sign a shortstop or move arod to short and sign a third baseman,a lot of options.i would sit down with the team and ask them,who want’s first base and so on or do they just go out and sign a first baseman,outfielder(s)?the problems are pitching,center field,first base,bench.i would get a good first baseman,maybe tex if it’s no more than 5 years and get an ace at all costs as long as it is a 5 year deal also.tex,5 years/90 million is as far as i go,sabathia 4 years / 88 million or 5 yrs/105 million.those two would make the yankees a nice team.a rotation of sabathia,wang,joba,pavano,mussina/pettitte/hughes is nice.

  59. frankie d August 30th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    wilson betemit is still no the team?

  60. mel August 30th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    bru,

    Are you posting from a phone? It’s very difficult to read what you’re writing.

  61. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    BBFan-
    I don’t miss Farnsworth at all. The current failures in our bullpen, are due to overuse and being seen time and time again by teams we are facing within our own division. If the starters could get thru at least 6, if not 7 innings the bullpen would be fine.

    Mel-
    What problem have they identified with Cano? ADD? Laziness? Hitch in his swing? Other?

  62. mel August 30th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    YT,

    All of the above? :)

    Swing looks fine. He strikes out less than you know who, walks more than you know who, and GIDP less than you know who.

    The problem is keeping him focused. The whole staff and Jeter just has to stay on top of him. Wonder what his dad’s like? He seems to respond to the tough dad routine.

  63. Joey's Poodle August 30th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    “Then one should stick to reporting instead of second guessing every thiing. Which other reporter is doing it?”

    I included this quote in my post above so that you would know which of your messages I was responding to when I reminded you of the difference between reporting and blogging and suggested a remedy for your dissatisfaction.

    You answered, “If you know the difference between counter opinion and dissatisfaction, you would not write this.”

    I do know the difference, but in fact there was no ‘counter opinion’ in the message of yours that I responded to, just a complaint about the blog including ‘second-guessing’. (Imagine a blog containing second-guessing!! Disgraceful!!!)

    Just trying to keep some rigor in the discussion…

  64. mel August 30th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Pete,

    Thanks for the Joba update. We know about Joba being used in the bullpen. We heard it on the radio, remember?

    What does that last line from Joba mean?

  65. george August 30th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    i like the “1 AB per 2 weeks” Betemit stat. that’s about right.

    speaking of Yankees who were horrific this year, i saw that Latroy Hawkins is doing great now that he’s pitching in AAAA for the Astros. 9 IP, 3 hits, no runs, 15 Ks. the K/IP ratio is amazing in that for the Yanks he had 23 Ks in 41 IP.

  66. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    It’s scary how many people want to now keep Pavano-13M option, based on two outings. How many ground outs did he have last night compared to long fly outs, and was he pitching over 90 on the radar gun?

    From potential FA pitchers that would DEFINITELY/POSSIBLY be worth looking into there is:
    Sabathia
    Sheets
    Dempster
    Penny-if option not picked up
    Burnett-if he declines 12M option
    Lackey- who’s option certainly will be picked up
    Oliver Perez
    Looper
    Any others??

  67. YankeeJosh August 30th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    So, if Joba comes back do you use him in the 8th inning for the remainder of the year, as the bridge to Mariano seems to have fallen apart again or do you use September to try and stretch him out?

    If the Yankees stay on the fringes of the playoff race, I say use him in the 8th for this year, and start building his innings in the AFL or next year.

  68. mel August 30th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    YT,

    Only Sabathia, Lackey, and Burnett interest me. I don’t anything about Sheets except he’s really good when healthy. Penny’s another DL guy.

    Cashman will have Pavano’s agent on speed dial. CC’s a long shot.

    There may be a riot if Pavano’s back, but it’s amazing that Carl got a lot of love last night. While Alex was just crucified.

  69. meowfest August 30th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    how do you not resign Pavano at this point?

  70. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Joey’s Poodle,

    With due respect, you still do not understand the difference between counter opinion and dissatisfaction.

    I suggest you go back to my original note at 10:51 am. My note was completely centered around Torre would not have done a better job than Girardi under the circumstances and I gave lot of circumstantial evidence. I disagreed with the opinion of some and it has nothing to do with dissatisfaction

  71. meowfest August 30th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    how do you not exercise your option on Pavano at this point?

  72. bru August 30th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    garland is a fa,dempster,perez from the met’s also.sabathia and sheets should be on top of the list after that i wouldn’t mind dempster or perez,even pavano.

  73. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Mel, like you, I can see a possiblity where Pavano returns…just nowhere near half of what he got for one year. If he gets more than one year and a team option with a low base, loaded with incentives, I’d be shocked.

  74. bru August 30th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    some people may have just had it with pavano.it is suspicous that just when his contract is up he comes back.i like what i’ve seen from him his last start,it was great,just what the yankees need but it would have to be a incentive laced contract,8 million and a million dollars if he starts 15 games,a million if he starts 30 games,a million for 15 wins,million for 20 wins,something along those lines,he simply can’t be trusted.i say get rid of him,pettitte,mussina and get pitchers with better whip,hits per innings pitched numbers because all three are not great,era means nothing.

  75. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Pavano returning is a possility if he continues pitchiing well for the rest of the season without injuries and agrees for an incentives laden contract based on innings pitched.

  76. mel August 30th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    GB7,

    Disgusting isn’t it? I wonder if we can put a non-parachute clause. If he goes on the DL, we can push him out of a plane without a parachute.

    What if he pitched well, really well for the rest of the year? Who gives him that second big contract? I’ll fly up to Boston and personally stone him if ends up there.

  77. CanIGetAMooseCall August 30th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    “G.O.A.T (GREATEST OF ALL TIME)”

    Mariano is not a goat, he is G.R.E.A.T.: Greatest Reliever Ever, All-Time!

  78. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) August 30th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Perfect game for Bowden today or just a no-hitter ?

  79. pat August 30th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Pavano has a 13 million dollar option and a 2 million dollar buyout for next year.

  80. bru August 30th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    he will get a contract.he has around 5 more starts and if he does well he will get paid ok.i just don’t see a team giving him more than 2 yrs and an option with incentives for more than 8 million guaranteed,maybe 5 million. i like him at a one year 5 million dollar contract with an option year.he needs to be given motivation to get paid.he might decide that 3-5 million dollars is enough and go through the motions so keep it low with incentives to make a lot more,if not bye bye pavano,just to risky.

  81. bru August 30th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    he should be bought out,13 million is a 3 million dollar raise????????,now that is funny.

  82. Joey's Poodle August 30th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    BBF, my reason for quoting the post I was responding to was just to avoid this sort of confusion, which arises with people who post too frequently to keep track of their own opinions.

    The post I quoted and answered was your ll:03 one — not your 10:51 one (which was quite rational).

    All cleared up?

    Even if not, I really can’t try any further. The game is about to begin, and (unlike many here, I know) I like watching games better than I like blogging.

  83. Tom H August 30th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    wow anyone see the new jeter degree commercial? cap is spreadin himself a little thin-

  84. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Vlad Guerrero-15M club option for next year. Could it be possible that they don’t bring him back, or sign him with the intent of trading him? They have FAs Teixeira, F-Rod, Juan Rivera plus expensive club options for Lackey and Anderson. At 33 would you sign Guerrero to a 3-4 year contract?

    Adam Dunn: Any interest at 1st base even with SO ratio?
    Pat Burrell: LF-Any interest?

  85. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Mel, the only contract he’ll get is with a lot of team escapes in it. I could see the dodgers or even SF or mariners giving him a deal like that, but, nobody will take a chance on him without a full, quality year, whether the injuries are real or not. Obviously, the two elbow surgeries were legitimate, just not sure about the other one. The “bruised buttocks injury”, who knows, but, a hip flexor or or hip pointer could have been the result. Both are painful and for pitchers, hard to pitch without altering the motion. They also last quite a while. He was pitching well in his rehabs in August of 2006, until the car accident and broken ribs. People forget that he actually made two rehab starts after that. He’s still a real wild card for any team, though.

  86. Peter Abraham August 30th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Guys:

    Pavano is not coming back. It’s a silly debate. One decent start in after 4 years of what happened doesn’t mean a damn thing. Beyond that, if you watched the game he gave up a series of rockets that got caught. He’s only here now because they are desperate and are determined to keep Phil and Ian in the minors.

  87. bronx yankees fan August 30th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Why not pick-up Pavano’s option next year? Because it is high time for other teams to overpay players after their contract years. I know he’s winning games for the team but there is no doubt he’s using the team again to extort money off of his next team. No thanks.

    On another note, I hope A-rod gets out of this funk that he’s in. I’m tired to telling everyone in my section how stupid they are for booing him.

  88. pat August 30th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    bru

    it’s actually a 1 million raise because he’s guaranteed the 2 million buy out already.

  89. AJ YANKS August 30th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    ER – no hitter, he’ll probably have early jitters and walk some guys.

    He is a Red Sox youngster afterall, so he is destined for stardom. It is sickening to watch, but its the truth.

  90. pat August 30th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Pete

    No “aliens landing in Central Park” for Pavano?

  91. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I don’t care if the balls were caught against the center field wall. He still pitched a fine game, and wasn’t that bad in his first start.

    There were two hard base hits and maybe four long flies, two of them to left center. That’s where they need to be hit. I realize that it’s against your better nature to give due compliments to your special targets, but, a little objectivity wouldn’t hurt.

    The only talk about Pavano, besides the trolls, were about what team or kind of contract he might receive.

  92. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    “Pavano is not coming back. It’s a silly debate.”

    Exactly, Pete. I’m surprised at these people for even thinking about it. Goes to show how desperate we are for pitching.

  93. pat August 30th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Pavano isn’t even in the top 100 of silly debates that have happened here.

  94. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    “Pavano isn’t even in the top 100 of silly debates that have happened here.”

    True. In my mind, the silliest has to be the “should we trade A-Rod” debate. Who trades one of the best baseball players in the game? “Yeah, that guys’ a bum. Let’s get rid of him and replace him with Joe Crede.”

    Unbelievably silly.

  95. mel August 30th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Sigh. I miss Colt Brennan…

    Go Yankees. Defense be good. That includes you, Daryl!

  96. NongEyeJon August 30th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Did Leiter just say Rasner has done a good job for the Yankees?

  97. Aliss August 30th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I love how Girardi just owns you and it drives you crazy. As an actual fan of the team, you dont see me crying that he doesn’t provide concrete guidelines…..learn from this.

    “Joe Girardi, of course, revealed nothing about what Chamberlain will do next. Joba said he’s ready to be activated. All Girardi would say is that Joba would be going on the road trip. So if nothing else, we know he’s probably not headed to Scranton or Trenton any time soon.”

  98. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Honest question:

    Why do they just play the tapes for the National Anthems? Especially on a Saturday game. I thought in these final days they would have a recording artist or something. Don’t they have at least a school choir available?

  99. pat August 30th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    “Sigh. I miss Colt Brennan…”

    Enough to become a Redskin fan?

  100. mel August 30th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    pat,

    They’re my second favorite team. :)

  101. j August 30th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    i wish the jets had taken breenan

  102. Vrsce August 30th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Low strike zone

  103. Nick in SF but now in Santa Rosa and later in Berkeley August 30th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I miss Timmy Chang!

    I won’t be able to watch the game or follow along all that much, but good luck Ras. I crunched some numbers and I’ve concluded that not winning today could have an adverse effect on our chances of sweeping. Furthermore, we need a win.

    So go Yankees and at 5:00 p.m. PDT, Go Bears!

  104. bru August 30th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    laura i wouldn’t wan’t crede he is hurt too much.lol. you and pete don’t know what the yankees will do.i just love people who say no way is pavano coming back.how do you know,you act like you are running the team.it would be different if you said i don’t wan’t him back or i don’t think he’ll be back but when you say no way he comes back makes you look stupid.pitching is very hard to find and very expensive so it is not impossible to think that the yankees might bring him back if the price is right especially how the kids have been pitching and the uncertain status of mussina and pettitte.i personally don’t think he will be back but wouldn’t be shocked if he is because he only would have one year to set himself up for another contract unlike the 4 year one that is ending now.don’t take this personal or feel you have to come back at me with some intellectual response but all i am saying is that nobody knows what the yankees are going to do so don’t let you’re personal feelings or you’re opinions cloud reality.are pettitte,mussina,giambi coming back? nobody knows,i don’t think cashman,girardi,hank know,just my opinion.

  105. mel August 30th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Bobby and those darn walls.

  106. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    cmon arod get a homer now turn it around!

  107. Vrsce August 30th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Arod gets a big hit here.

  108. Nick in SF but now in Santa Rosa and later in Berkeley August 30th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    p.s. 11 more innings of Joba in ’08 or bust!

  109. Neil August 30th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Did Leiter just say Rasner has done a good job for the Yankees?

    ****************************
    He did and he’s right. Rasner like all other starters, has been a victim of poor run support with the exception of 2 bad outings.
    Before the season is over, The Yankees will have scored over 300 fewer runs than every analyist predicted they would at the start of 2008.

  110. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    nice pitch parrish

  111. mel August 30th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    bru,

    Please, we’re begging you. One space after comma. Two after periods. And break up your thoughts with a line break. Pretty please.

  112. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I hate good D. It’s not fair, we don’t have it, the others team shouldn’t have it either.

  113. Peter Abraham August 30th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Bru:

    Can you try some paragraphs in your posts? They’re very hard to read.

    As for Pavano, I wrote what I wrote based on talking to people to the organization. I don’t just say things off the top of my head.

  114. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    big hit finally 4 arod

  115. Pathetic Offense August 30th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I haven’t checked here in a while, but it’s nice to see Pete still whining and crying about Girardi hasn’t accepted him as his closest confidant. Girardi has not had a great season, but I love how he gets under the skin of the crybaby media.

  116. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I can’t believe my eyes! A hit and RBI with RISP. Sweet.

  117. Vrsce August 30th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows

    Wrong, wrong and wrong.

    Stick around, you may be the catylst that is needed to turn it around.

  118. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    And Alex comes through with RISP. No boos for him today. Well, at least not yet.

  119. pat August 30th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Kay doing his best jinxing job with these stats

  120. RalphieD August 30th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    ” The Yankees will have scored over 300 fewer runs than every analyist predicted they would at the start of 2008″

    check your numbers…definitly not 300 less

  121. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    arod, way to shut them dopey fans up

  122. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    who is pitching tomorrow answer me plzz

  123. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    nice hit

  124. RalphieD August 30th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    pettite

  125. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    im goin to the game tomorrow answer plzzzzzzzz

  126. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    WHoa! runs

  127. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Another hit with RISP. Who are these guys and what have they done with my Yankees?!

  128. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    And now Giambi!! I must be dreaming.

  129. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Halladay

  130. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    what about the blue jays who is pitching 4 da blue jays tomorrow answer plz

  131. fred from jersey August 30th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    “UPDATE, 1:12 p.m.: They’re stopping the game to present Alex with the ball for getting a hit with a runner in scoring position. It’s a very touching cermony. ”

    Bravo

  132. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    “And Alex comes through with RISP. No boos for him today. Well, at least not yet.”

    He does shine when the pressure’s off.

  133. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    RINS PLURAL

  134. j August 30th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    hallday

  135. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Let’s see if Rasner can hold the lead.

  136. JetsDaily August 30th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Neil, yes the offense has been the main problem, but Rasner isn’t helping out his own cause. Look at the numbers Pete posted for his last 11 starts.

  137. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    WHO IS PITCHING 4 DA BLUEJAYS TOMORROW

  138. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Some rookie call-up named Roy Halladay. He won a Cy Young in the minors.

  139. pat August 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Kalee

    Lose the caps. The told you Halladay/Pettitte.

  140. bru August 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    in addition when you build a team you do not know how things will turn out,you just go with what feels right,that is how i see it if i were in cashmans shoes.should pavano be brought back,posada to first,nady to first,trade cano,i don’t know for certain but what i do know is that you have to consider everything including trading hughes,cano and have to have good enough pitching.who would of thought that brosus or oneil would turn into what they did.the yankees won it all with charlie hayes at third base.you can have an allstar at every position but without pitching it won’t work and if you take a close look at wang,pettitte,mussina and the rest of the yankees pitchers,whip,hits per innings,baa,strikeout numbers you knew the yankees would struggle if you compare them to the rest of the league combine that with the offense scoring 150-200 less runs compared to last year that spells trouble.

  141. Vrsce August 30th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Kalee Naraine
    Halliday

  142. Dan August 30th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I think if Carl Pavano were any type of man, he whould take league minimum the next three years with incentives for wins. Sitting around getting paid millions of dollars for faking injuries is hardly honorable. Give him league minimum and pay him $200,000 per win. That would be a nice contract if he were confident he could produce.

  143. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Bru, no one is going to read your posts when you write them that way.

  144. j August 30th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    does anyone thibk that the jays are just behind every pitch the yanks have thrown them today and yestarday. alot of high pop ups.

  145. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    “Let’s see if Rasner can hold the lead.”

    Rasner just said they should take 1 run off the board because he’s putting up 9 0′s today.

  146. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    “I think if Carl Pavano were any type of man, he whould take league minimum the next three years with incentives for wins.”

    And he may; just not with the Yankees.

  147. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    ok thanks! im going to the game tomorrow

  148. mel August 30th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Jeez, nice play by Cano.

    I heard Halladay had problems and got sent down. Did he figure those things out, JB?

  149. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Wow, nice job so far by Ras!

  150. pat August 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Come on bottom of the order!!!

  151. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    The Blue Jays just can’t hit. They could make anyone look good right now.

    Dan — the market right now is a $1,000,000 per win.

  152. sw August 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Wow, A-Rod and Giambi with back to back hits with RISP, Cano hustling to throw a runner out, Ras with 14 pitches and zero runs through two innings. Did someone kidnap the real Yankees?

  153. Vrsce August 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Fredo Corleone

    How is the pressure off in a tie game?

    That is just dumb.

  154. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Pettite needs to come up big tomorrow.

  155. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    2 inning so far for Rasner and he has thrown 14 pitches? I’ll take it!

    back to work bats

  156. bru August 30th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    ok i’ll try peeps. i think i forgot how,sorry.

  157. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Blue Jays are fastball hitters. Off speed gives thees them fits.

  158. j August 30th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    sw if so lets keep these new yankees.

  159. Kalee Naraine August 30th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    true that BBB

  160. mel August 30th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Laura,

    He doesn’t care. He’s the uni-typer. :)

  161. RalphieD August 30th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    mastsui could possibly benefit from 1 day off…cant be a terrible idea..give gardner a day in cf and damon a dh day…

  162. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Cano does not seem bothered by Melky’s absence. Perhaps it was a wake up call for him as well.

  163. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Greenberet — you got it! The Blue Jays hitters pound guys like Josh Beckett but make soft-tossers look great.

  164. IS PUDGE AN IMPOSTER?????? August 30th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    HEY IS PUDGE AN IMPOSTER?

  165. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Kalee-
    For the last time its Mr. Cy Young vs HGH Pettitte.

  166. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Man, it’s so frustrating to think how Cano’s yearly post ASB hot streak got interrupted this year by him getting banged up (IIRC it was his hand?) – he is back in business now but if it weren’t for the time his injury took, he’d easily be approaching .285 right now.

  167. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    This Parrish guy has got some serious control problems.

    Is he related at all to Lance Parrish from DET?

  168. Nick in SF but now in Santa Rosa and later in Berkeley August 30th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I’m trying to follow along on my blackberry but I think bru broke it.

    Frowny face.

  169. j August 30th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    wow that pick off attempt was just ugly.

  170. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Trying to contact mlb.com who saw fit to black me out of today’s game, even though I shouldn’t be blacked out.

    Now present and accounted for however.

    Be back.

  171. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    PUDGE!!!!

    LOL

    H A C K

  172. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    imposter, no

    curse, yes

  173. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Pudge cant buy a hit as a Yankee, much less an RBI. I still say you make that trade all day, but jeez…

  174. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Joel Skinner. Now that’s a name that takes me back.

  175. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) August 30th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Oh boy, we have the lead.

    This can’t be good; it just sets up for a more devastating heartbreak in the eventual loss.

  176. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    “How is the pressure off in a tie game?”

    Was speaking of the season moreso than the game.

  177. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Yeah, it’s pathetic that Molina has to sit for that hack. Molina has brought MUCH more offense to the table than Pudge.

  178. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    “I still say you make that trade all day, but jeez…”

    I agree, BBB. That trade makes sense. It’s just a shame that it didn’t work out for either team. I haven’t looked recently, but Farnsy was still stinking up the joint in DET the last time I checked.

  179. IS PUDGE AN IMPOSTER?????? August 30th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    i got it yankee trader

  180. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    “Molina has brought MUCH more offense to the table than Pudge.”

    True, but this {Pudge’s performance} is an anomaly. Pudge should be a much better hitter than Molina, even w/o the steroids.

  181. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    molinas a better hitter right now than pudge…come on people, dont be ignorant to the fact that pudge sucks to the point of trying to make his offense something thats not there

  182. Kalee August 30th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I agree Laura!

  183. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    odd that our best month this season was the month that molina played and caught this staff

    odd, very odd!!!!!

  184. chris, NJ August 30th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢)
    August 30th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Oh boy, we have the lead.

    This can’t be good; it just sets up for a more devastating heartbreak in the eventual loss.
    ————-

    why so negative ER?

  185. Abepeter August 30th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Rasner has done a good job for the Yankees. He’s a 4/5 starter and could easily be 11-8 if he received any run support. He’s shown he could pitch in high pressure NY (Something Hughes and Kennedy have yet to show the ability to do). Rasner been injured the better part of the last two years so this is really his only extended pitching work in this year in the majors (very little AAA experience). So is still learning and improving. He’s not some 34 year old journeyman he’s still learning his craft. He’s thrown some klunkers but so has every pitcher on the staff.

    The big problem the Yankees have is their 3-5 pitchers are Rasner, Ponson and now Pavano. Along with a less reliable Pettitte that is a recipe for struggles. But to me Rasner is a fine #5 starter for the Yanks. He cometes and gives innings and effort. What the Yankees need to do is strenghthen the top of the rotation and get younger position players that work counts, move baserunners, play good defense and contribute something everyday.

  186. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    “Pudge cant buy a hit as a Yankee, much less an RBI. I still say you make that trade all day, but jeez…”

    You do, but the fact is Pudge hasn’t been much of a hitter for about 5 years now.

  187. new to this August 30th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Imagine how much better the Yankees offense would be if the real Pudge came to New York instead of the one we got.

  188. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Okay, so either Rasner has his stuff together today or the Blue Jays are a bad offensive team. Which is it?

  189. mel August 30th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I like that name, Voodoo.

    Pavano prefers to be called Voodoo Pavano rather than DooDoo Pavano.

  190. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    “That trade makes sense. It’s just a shame that it didn’t work out for either team.”

    Laura: I still think it has helped us on some (small) level, only because Molina may be hurt right now if he had been the everyday catcher this whole time, and since starting isn’t his natural role, he probably wouldnt be hitting much. But Pudge’s performance, or lack thereof, absolutely boggles my mind. I can’t figure out if I think he is just slumping or he’s truly out of gas.

  191. Doris From Rego Park August 30th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    did anyone write their congresman to complain about the umpiring conspiracy against the yanks?

  192. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    “You do, but the fact is Pudge hasn’t been much of a hitter for about 5 years now.”

    He was doing quite well for DET at the time of the trade. Even when he was at his worst, he is probably a better hitter than Molina.

    I adore Molina and would rather have him in there everyday. But Cash was afraid of Molina breaking down if he played him every day. Again, the trade made sense at the time. Unfortunately, Pudge has become the second Rodriquez on this team that is pressing at the plate.

  193. Chris(Pinstriped Scranton) August 30th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I really hope Jeter gets those 10 hits before the season is over. I’d like to see him break Gehrig’s record.

  194. mel August 30th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Laura,

    Toronto’s known for it’s pitching. An offensive team they are not.

    Rasner took his last outing VERY hard. It doesn’t account for what’s happening today, but I’m sure he’s very encouraged.

  195. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Meanwhile, so far, this is Rasner at his absolute best. Working quickly, throwing strikes. What a pleasure to watch when he throws like this. I’m sure Toronto’s offense has something to do with it, but if only he could do this more often.

  196. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    “I can’t figure out if I think he is just slumping or he’s truly out of gas.”

    Same here, BBB. I’m leaning towards him being in a slump due to him pressing at the plate. Now that bum Varitek in BOS is truly out of gas.

  197. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    people are booing?

    yankee fans, sheep!!

  198. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Vernon Wells is really pissing me off today.

  199. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I hate Wells.

  200. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    abreu stole a base?? things are looking up

  201. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I hate to break it to you guys, but its our offense. If we had your offense we would be in first place with the pitching this year. This team can’t hit and made Pavano look like a star last night.

  202. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Can we all stop with the Pudge stuff? Of all people who should be whining and complaining about it I should since I really believed in Farnsworth. Cashman said at the time it was a crapshoot. Can anyone understand that coming to the Yankees of all teams in the middle of the season could be a tough transition for the best players in the world?

    As much as Pudge may have been gotten for his offense he was obviously also gotten for his abilities as a catcher. Jorge was down to the season and the Yankees hadn’t (and still haven’t) given up on the postseason. Molina, who is one of my favorite Yankees, is a back up catcher and had his own woes when he was doing all the catching.

    Pudge was a no brainer. He has obviously found a way to work beautifully with at least two of our pitchers. The rest to me is gravy.

    Get off the guy. I’m sure he’s busting his hump to try to get hits.

  203. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    “I really hope Jeter gets those 10 hits before the season is over. I’d like to see him break Gehrig’s record.”

    Me too, Chris.

  204. Chris(Pinstriped Scranton) August 30th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    I tend to agree with the posters who believe that Molina over the long haul would be doing just as well offensively. In short spurts, I’m fine with Molina, but in the long run, he isn’t going to consistently hit either.

    That being said, Pudge has been disappointing. They’ve worked in Molina more than enough and ultimately, the trade hasn’t worked out on both sides as expected.

  205. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    “He was doing quite well for DET at the time of the trade.”

    He had a good average, but he was doing nothing else. He’s got no pop. Doesn’t drvie in runs and generally has a weak OBP.

  206. panayioti August 30th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Just catching up. Man that ceremony for ARod must have been cool. Did they get fighter jets to do a fly over?

    Pete, that was seriously funny. Better than yesterday’s when ARod was caught in traffic.

  207. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    “I hate to break it to you guys, but its our offense. If we had your offense we would be in first place with the pitching this year.”

    With our offense? JB, have you been watching the Yankees play this year? We’ve got our own offensive problems. If we had your pitching, we’d still be in 3rd place.

  208. Nick in SF but now in Santa Rosa and later in Berkeley August 30th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Maybe the Ras needs to have someone waiting in the wings sometimes.

    Given that Gehrig’s career was shortened as it was, I have mixed feelings about his records falling. But we need those hits from Jeter to keep winning games and he is the modern Mr. Yankee, so I’m on board.

  209. Nick in SF but now in Santa Rosa and later in Berkeley August 30th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Maybe the Ras needs to have someone waiting in the wings sometimes.

    Given that Gehrig’s career was shortened as it was, I have mixed feelings about his records falling. But we need those hits from Jeter to keep winning games and he is the modern Mr. Yankee, so I’m on board.

  210. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    “I really hope Jeter gets those 10 hits before the season is over. I’d like to see him break Gehrig’s record.”

    I’d guess he gets those 10 hits and a bunch more.

  211. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    trisha, please save it and shut it

    molinas a MUCH better “catcher” than pudge and his offense is equal at worst at this point

  212. Yankee2123 August 30th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    The beauty of the pudge trade is that he’s gone at the end of the season. With the suplus of young arms in the minors, they should be able to swing a trade for a decent catcher this off season.

  213. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Last year Pudge had an OBP of only .281 I thought the Tigers sold high on him because they knew his good start this year was a fluke.

  214. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    “He had a good average, but he was doing nothing else. He’s got no pop. Doesn’t drvie in runs and generally has a weak OBP.”

    If he had a good average, that means that he was getting hits of some kind for DET. Here, he’s not even doing that. I’m not saying that he’s got to hit HRs, but a base hit here and there would be nice.

  215. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Nick,

    If Jeter wasn’t the kind of guy that loves to win, I wonder sometimes if he’d let the record stand.

    But he’ll always play the game the right way.

  216. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Laura — you guys have no idea how good your offense actually is.

  217. Yankee2123 August 30th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    btw, since going 2-0 in his first two starts for Pittsburgh, Karstens is 0-3, and recently got spanked for 5 runs in 3 innings by the Cubbies.

  218. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    good to see the pirates got the real karstens

  219. Vrsce August 30th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    JB (Blue Jays Fan)

    We are about to find out.

  220. 86w183 August 30th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Pudge for Fransie was an exchange of two guys who were going better than they had been lately and might keep it going and might not. Farnswurst has been equally dreadful in Motown.

    Really classy to see a “professional” media person take cheap shots at a player who’s struggling. Pete you gonna share your with Alex and Pudge?

  221. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    “Laura — you guys have no idea how good your offense actually is.”

    Oh, I don’t know, JB. I know how good they should be. This lineup should be beating the crap out of most of the pitchers they see (Burnett and Halladay clearly two of the exceptions). This year, we have been beaten by scrubs on several occasions.

  222. Terry #1 August 30th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    The Radar gun just read 91 MPH on Rasner’s fastball.

    Recorded – annotated.

  223. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    The Yankees have scored 60 more runs than the Blue Jays. Think about how that could change wins/losses.

  224. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    leiter called that one

  225. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    well that was just awful.

  226. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Like I said before, Wells is really annoying me today.

  227. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    ugh, Vernon always kills us

  228. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Now you all can understand why I always say that no player in the majors scares me more than Vernon Wells.

    Dammit!

  229. Nick in SF but now in Santa Rosa and later in Berkeley August 30th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Sorry for the double post, my phone is smarter than I am.

    I wonder if Ripken ever even considered taking a day off and letting the record stand since he didn’t have to face what Gehrig did. But it’s probably unfair to expect that and it’s all just numbers anyway.

    Nothing diminishes what Gehrig did. He deserves a stadium giveaway bobblehead — Giambi got one!

  230. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    That’s alright, Daryl. Keep fighting.

  231. kidjock August 30th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    how is molina a better catcher than pudge? They both are what they are. And Ras gives it up, tough break. he had him 0-2

  232. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    And there is the proof that Mr. Rasner is nothing more than a long reliever. Always gets in trouble second and third time through the order. Pretty pathetic.

  233. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    “The Yankees have scored 60 more runs than the Blue Jays. Think about how that could change wins/losses.”

    No doubt. However, I think it was reported that we will score over 100 runs less than last year. Think about how THAT could change wins/losses!

  234. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    trisha,
    are you brain dead? no one scares you in all of baseball more than vernon wells?? hes a good player but get a clue

  235. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    “trisha, please save it and shut it

    molinas a MUCH better “catcher” than pudge and his offense is equal at worst at this point”

    Again see if you can get what I’m saying. You don’t need to sell me on Molina. I have continually said it is the best trade Cashman ever made. I didn’t want Pudge to take Molina’s place when he came to the Yankees. I adore Molina. I didn’t want him to be second fiddle to Pudge though everyone here assured me that Pudge would be the primary catcher since he is an HOF catcher and Molina has always been a back up catcher. Funny how people here change on a dime when things don’t go their way and now everyone’s crying for Molina.

    That said, the Yankees got Pudge because they felt that the need for a timer-tested catcher to help Molina over the long haul was something they wanted to have when they knew Pudge was available.

    I don’t believe in killing players who come to the Yankees and don’t produce on a dime. Sorry I can’t join in your pity party on Pudge. (Good aliteration there)

  236. Rico August 30th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Yankee 2123 -

    There’s no need to swing a deal for a catcher. The Yankees are doing well in that department.
    Even if Jorge is limited in 2009, Jose Molina will be back and Frankie Cervelli can be called up from AAA at various times to help.
    Behind Cervelli is P.J. Pilittere.

  237. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Nick,

    What? They didn’t give away Jack Daniels with minis for the kiddies?

  238. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    “The Yankees have scored 60 more runs than the Blue Jays. ”

    JB: Granted, but I’m sure the Yanks were projected to score way over 60 runs more than the Blue Jays. They have underachieved all season, hence the fans’ frustration. I know Rios and Wells also have not contributed what you guys expected this year either, but the Yankees’ offense has underperformed up and down the lineup from 1-9…er, 2-9 anyway.

  239. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    The bottom of this inning is imperative. yankees need to regain some lost momentous and gets runs before that jays pen gets in.

  240. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Hey JB, what about the trade of Glaus? Didn’t you guys give away a lot of offense there?

  241. The DisabledMess August 30th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Thank god for two outs because I have a feeling the Dazzler is losing his confidence.

  242. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    kidjock,
    use your eyes and watch
    secondly, listen to the pitchers who have pitched to molina talk…the guys at the top of the list when it comes to calling games and receiving the ball and spits on pudge

  243. Chris(Pinstriped Scranton) August 30th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Keep it 2-2 and the Yankees will be fine. I’m optimistic(and of a rarer breed of Yankees fans lately I suppose) that they can pull it out.

    If i’m wrong, so be it, but I’d rather believe we can win. We have a tough match-up tomorrow, regardless who’s on the mound for us, so today’s must win.

  244. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Pudge,

    Is your obnoxiousness a trait or a curse?

  245. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    the jays timing is getting much better. yanks pen better start warming up.

  246. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    hey pete any news on giese?

  247. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    “good to see the pirates got the real karstens”

    Bout the same time the Yankees got the real Nady. .269, 20 strikeouts, 4 walks over his last 16 games – still has 3 homers and 10 rbi though over that stretch though, but he’s lost 30 points off his OPS.

  248. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    “trisha,
    are you brain dead? no one scares you in all of baseball more than vernon wells?? hes a good player but get a clue”

    Uh gee okay then. Maybe I’ll let you tell me who should scare me. Then I can let them start scaring me more than Vernon Wells.

    :lol:

  249. kidjock August 30th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    curse pudge – do you think that it is just the familiarity that molina has with our pitchers? Or do you not think Pudge has that ability period?

  250. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    x is really pulling off the ball recently.

  251. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Yup — Glaus for Rolen was stupid.

    We didn’t know that Glaus’s injury would get so much better while Rolen’s would get much worse.

    The Blue Jays have the best starting ERA in the league and the best bullpen ERA in the league. Offensively, they just needed to be average. It didn’t happen.

    I look at this Yankee lineup in awe!

  252. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Yeah, Razzy seems to have gotten figured out a bit his 2nd time through the lineup. At least Parrish has already thrown nearly 60 pitches though, and hasnt the guy been a reliever practically his whole career? How deep is he really gonna go?

    That said, it’s not like they need to save their pen with Halladay going tomorrow.

  253. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Who was it that referred to Wells as their “oh no” player when it comes to opponents? Trisha, was it you?

  254. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    wow that got out the park in a flash.

  255. new to this August 30th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Robbbyy Canooooo

  256. Nick August 30th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Gone are the days where a team would tie a score and fans could sit back with confidence knowing the Yankees would get the runs back with more to spare.
    That was also when they knew how to manufacture runs and keep runners moving without waiting for some home run swing.

  257. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I called it. No one heard me, but I called it.

  258. Mrs. Kekich August 30th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Troy Glaus = HGH user, that’s how he got better.

  259. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Cano is a mystery. He looks totally different than at the start of the year. He must be pretty streaky?

  260. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Wow, I didnt even think that was going out when he hit it!

    I’ll see their Vernon Wells and raise em a Robbie Cano!

  261. Chris(Pinstriped Scranton) August 30th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    My fantasy baseball team thanks you Robinson Cano.

  262. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    omg did pudge just homer? the sky must be falling.

  263. new to this August 30th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Pudge?

  264. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    So much for pudge bashing :)
    Hopefully this will get him going….

  265. Pavano Fan For Life August 30th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Guess your post helped him out Pete

  266. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    I told you Pudge was overrated!

  267. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    IN YOUR FACE PUDGE CURSE BOY!

  268. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    hahahaha

    Pudge must have heard us trashing him before

    back to back baby, wooooo!

  269. pat August 30th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Maybe Pudge can exhale now.

  270. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Nick,

    Is that you? Where are you?

    Someone said yesterday that we actually lead in come from behind wins. Doesn’t sound right, does it?

    LOL. The LoHud Reverse Curse works for I-rod.

  271. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    PUDGE

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    BOUT TIME!!!!!!!

  272. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    What a weird game. Giambi and A-Rod with hits with RISP, Pudge with a homer. This is like a dream coming true.

  273. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    “Who was it that referred to Wells as their “oh no” player when it comes to opponents? Trisha, was it you?”

    Fredo it was I.

  274. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Ill lay off pudge for a few more at bats now

    fair enough??

  275. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I think we lead in back-to-back HR, too.

  276. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    jack
    mussina said the same thing when molina first got here

    familiarity or not, molinas better

  277. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    mel,
    just genius thanks

  278. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    “I look at this Yankee lineup in awe!”

    JB, as do I. It is unfortunate that they aren’t little wind-up toys who can perform on command, and it is unfortunate that it seems that there were a lot of overall team slumps this year, but when this lineup hits on all cylinders there isn’t a more potent offense in baseball.

  279. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Cano looks very stylish today, does he have a photo shoot after the game or something?

  280. Nick in SF but now in Santa Rosa and later in Berkeley August 30th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I am not negative “nick” — I am happy Yankee fan Nick.

    Is Pudge on the rebound or was that his dead cat bounce?

    Only time will tell.

  281. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Pudge,

    What’s genius?

  282. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    About Cano – I read an earlier post that talked about how Robby was at the beginning of the year and suggested he might be a streaky hitter. I personally believe that at least part of his difficulty was his off-the-field association with Da Melk. The two of them were tripping the light fantastic far too much. Look at how Robby came back from the AS break after being home and working out with his dad. And then he started to take a dive again. I believe that Melky being sent down was the absolute wake up call that Robby needed. It seems that he needs a jolt now and again. Last year Bowa was here to give it to him. This year is was Melky being sent down IMO.

  283. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    “The two of them were tripping the light fantastic far too much.”

    lol, this phrase made me chuckle, I never heard it before. I can basically figure out what it means but indulge me if you will – how, pray tell, does one go about tripping the light, and in a fantastic manner no less? :)

  284. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Cito rockin’ the Carmex.

  285. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    “lol, this phrase made me chuckle, I never heard it before. I can basically figure out what it means but indulge me if you will – how, pray tell, does one go about tripping the light, and in a fantastic manner no less?”

    :D

    It’s a phrase I always heard growing up. Actually it’s a reference to dancing.

  286. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE August 30th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    me = genius

  287. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Finally, one Wells couldn’t get to.

  288. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I guess I don’t have to mention how much I want Bobby back?

    :)

  289. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    “This year is was Melky being sent down IMO.”

    Maybe so, and Melky, sadly to say, is a small price to have to pay to get someone as great as Cano back on track.

    I don’t think a lot of people here really understand how good he actually is. Like when I see people saying let’s try to dump him for Matt Kemp, they completely ignore what Cano has already done and he’s TWO years older than Kemp. How many of these players that people name that they want to dish Cano off for are ever going to have .342 seasons? I would say none of them, including Kemp.

    If Cano could just get everything going, and not needed these pushes like Bowa and sending Melky down, he would be a force to be reckoned with.

  290. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I know firsthand (I used to work at a club in downtown Toronto) that both Jeter and Giambi “trip the light fantastic” when in town. They knew how to party hard a few years ago.

  291. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    they had a bases stolen. but good idea with the hit and run. if that ball falls 1 run and maybe 2

  292. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Nice piece of hitting by Bobby to raise his avg to .300

    I wish I knew if he was gonna hit like this next year. I don’t know if the Yankees can handle another year of his fielding, but it would hurt to lose his bat.

    Here’s a crazy idea, I always hear people pontificate on moving Damon or Matsui to 1st…what about moving Abreu there? Stranger things have happened right?

  293. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    DFox – with no offense intended to anyone here, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know just how much potential Robby has and what a phenomenal force the kid is. You look at his swings when he’s on, and you look at how effortless he fields (sometimes I know he’s too cavalier and that’s when he gets into trouble) and you know you have a diamond. The problem here is the usual – if I can’t have it and I can’t have it now and I can’t have it the exact way I want it, well then just make it go away.

    Many people get caught up in minituiae, or get down in the weeds as my Arkansas-born ex used to say, and they absolutely lose sight of the bigger picture.

    Just my opinion.

  294. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Tough strike zone. Wow.

  295. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    “Here’s a crazy idea, I always hear people pontificate on moving Damon or Matsui to 1st…what about moving Abreu there? Stranger things have happened right?”

    I’m one of those who doesn’t think that Abreu is as bad a fielder as people make him out to be. Yes, he’s afraid of the wall and yes, he doesn’t dive for balls like some of the other rightfielders in the league do. But I think he holds his own.

    I’d like to sign him to a short contract; maybe 2 years. I think he’s very happy here and may go for it.

  296. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    “I know firsthand (I used to work at a club in downtown Toronto) that both Jeter and Giambi “trip the light fantastic” when in town. They knew how to party hard a few years ago.”

    There are pictures somewhere on the internet (drunkathletes.com?) of Moose tripping the light pretty damn fantastic in Toronto. But it was with beer goggles chicks, which makes me sad, lol. Did you ever see him out?

  297. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    x :(

  298. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    The X-Man is in his first Yankee slump.

  299. mel August 30th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Pudge,

    About what?

  300. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    “Many people get caught up in minituiae, or get down in the weeds as my Arkansas-born ex used to say, and they absolutely lose sight of the bigger picture.”

    Yeah, definitely. I mean it’s just hard to believe though. For someone like Giambi, I can see dismissing him. But when Cano hit .342 a few years ago, and then people start dismissing him, it makes you wonder :)

  301. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I only saw Jeter and Giambi at Lot 332. But I heard that a bunch of Yankees liked the strip bars (For Your Eyes Only and the Brass Rail).

    It’s hard to recognize these guys right away without uniform or context.

  302. ellen August 30th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    East side, west side, all around the town,
    The tots play ring-around-rosie, London Bridge is falling down.
    Boys and girls together,
    Me and Mamie O’Rourke
    We tripped the light fantastic
    On the sidewalks of New York.

  303. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Matsui scares me more than Wells should ever scare anyone.

  304. j August 30th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    wow that was hit hard.

  305. pat August 30th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Guess Matsui does hit Tallet well. Yeah ‘Deki.

  306. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Arregato Matsui-san

  307. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    “Tough strike zone. Wow.”

    JB, I have this game on MLB.com and it looks to me like Tallet is getting jobbed. Leiter even said that with Zaun pulling the pitches back it may be hurting Tallet because the ump doesn’t see the ball going over the zone.

  308. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUI!

  309. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Godzilla attacks!

  310. panayioti August 30th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Leave it to this team to figure our how to hit with RISP after they are on the brink of elimination.

    They just cannot do anything normal.

  311. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Matsui saves A-Rod’s and Nady’s sorry asses.

  312. kidjock August 30th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    this is a totally different tem with Groundzilla back

  313. sunny615 August 30th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    man have we missed matsui’s bat all season…!!

  314. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    “Matsui scares me more than Wells should ever scare anyone.”

    Ah but JB, Matsui doesn’t hit against the Yankees. I have no fear of Sui, just complete and utter delight.

  315. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Very nice I come in today 6-2 I bet this place is devoid of trolls, for now.

  316. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Ellen, geeze maybe I even heard it in that song who knows? But what a cool reference!

    :)

  317. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Matsui is so clutch. Man I missed him.

    Meanwhile, something interesting about Abreu – all season long, people have said “beware of the contract year” where he’s concerned, as if to imply he’ll fall off next year. But if you really think about it, contract year or no, are the numbers he’s putting up this year really THAT different from what he did last year? I say no, his avg is just a little higher and he’s been a bit more consistent. I don’t see his bat going silent any time soon, though I would worry about Girardi becoming wedded to playing him in RF every day were we to re-sign him.

  318. pat August 30th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    “man have we missed matsui’s bat all season…!!”

    Posada’s too. Both those guys lengthen the line-up and keep everyone else from having to try and do too much.

  319. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    “Ellen, geeze maybe I even heard it in that song who knows? ”

    Trisha: It actually sounds like something out of a Fatboy Slim song, lol. I wonder if he knows that phrase exists? He should be all over it!

  320. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    ““Matsui scares me more than Wells should ever scare anyone.”

    I have heard many AL East fans say that Matsui scares them more than A-Rod.

    Of course, nobody ever says this during A-Rod’s MVP caliber seasons, but still, pretty high praise for Godzilla. He’s just such a professional hitter.

  321. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 30th, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    i remember batting Matsui cleanup in MLB 2K8… the man was a beast, and with A-Rod batting 5th

  322. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    If only life was a video game. :roll:

  323. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Is Rasner getting the same strike zone? Wow.

  324. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I don’t want to speak too soon and I don’t know his pitch count, but Rasner looks to be doing what a pitcher can do when his team gives him enough of a lead that he doesn’t have to be perfect on every pitch.

  325. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    You can see Mr. October thinking “I cant believe there isn’t going to be an October.”

  326. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    You’d think that Reggie could put on a real shirt. He looked like he just got out of bed.

  327. pat August 30th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    “I have heard many AL East fans say that Matsui scares them more than A-Rod.”

    Makes sense. Matsui is a more versatile hitter being a contact hitter with the added benefit of having power too.

  328. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    JB, having the game on MLB.com makes it difficult because when you post you can’t have the game on the screen. But I definitely saw it with Tallet. So it wouldn’t surprise me, though it would distress me because I hate it when it happens the other way. We all saw it in one of the Sux games and it was hideously obvious it was one-sided. It’s never good when the home plate ump blows calls on balls and strikes but when it’s happening to both sides at least you can feel a little better about it.

  329. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    JB, are the Jays broadcasters saying anything about an uneven strike zone?

  330. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    No, they just say “that was a close pitch”. They are not homer enough to say that.

  331. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Sterling didnt say anything about an uneven strike zone but if Tallet was getting squeezed, maybe it was b/c he was taking kind of a long time to deliver his pitches. Not saying that’s right – in fact I think it’s wrong – but that’s how umps roll sometimes. Which is exactly why I want them replaced with computers, such ego tripping and arrogance!

  332. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Well Leiter said it for them. Maybe it’s because he played for the Jays.

    ;)

  333. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    BBB, yesterday I wrote an entire post on replacing umpires (pros and cons) and I thought it was a very insightful and well-thought-out post if I may say so myself. And something happened and the post was lost. It aggravated me only because it was a lengthy post and there was no way I could have duplicated it so I just didn’t bother!

  334. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Oh Robi :?

  335. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    DFox – Robby case in point.

  336. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    wow i knew that was going to happen when cano fielded that.

  337. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    can mariano go 2 innings today?

  338. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    everything is unraveling.

  339. RalphieD August 30th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    robbies defense has been pretty good with a couple exceptions this year but that error is devastating

  340. sw August 30th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Defense seems to always play like crap behind Rasner.

  341. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    i hope someone is warming-up.

  342. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    unraveling? Hardly, but that error was fairly disgusting.

  343. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    this inning is on ranser. not cano. he only made one good pitch

  344. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Just when you get to thinking “What a nice clean win”.

  345. Peter Abraham August 30th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    People:

    Please do not curse in your posts. No abbreviated curses, acronyms, etc. We have kids and all sorts of people reading and I’d like to keep that language off the blog. Plus it’s part of a newspaper that doesn’t allow that language.

    Thanks.

  346. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Does Cano ever dive for a ball? It is almost like he is worried that his uniform gets dirty….

  347. YankeeFanInVermont August 30th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Kay just said it was unravelling.

  348. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    If we were up in this position it would be pop up and 6-4-3 time.

  349. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I bet it’s Cano’s fault he walked that guy. Rasner sucks, it’s past time to call the ‘pen.

  350. RalphieD August 30th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    how can anyone say this inning is on rasner…sure fire double play ball botched…should of been bases empty 2 outs instead it was 1st and 3rd 0 outs…huge difference…rasner could of still got out of it but thats beside the point

  351. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    “this inning is on ranser. not cano. he only made one good pitch.”

    And had Cano ‘only made one good play,’ Ras would have been out of the inning already. Heck, not even one GOOD play, one routine play!

    That said Ras obviously let it rattle him, he started 0-2 on Zaun, aurgh.

    But this inning is on Cano. You can’t ask a pitcher like Rasner to get 4+ outs in one inning and expect it never to come back to bite you.

  352. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Sorry Pete.

  353. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    bruney needs a 1-23 dp.

  354. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    “But this inning is on Cano. You can’t ask a pitcher like Rasner to get 4+ outs in one inning and expect it never to come back to bite you.”

    Ditto.

  355. doslobo38 August 30th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    We would be crazy not to resign Abreu his numbers are not about to go into serious decline, his offensive abilities cannot be beat and I agree the negative opinions on his defensive skills are completely overstated and he has that rocket of an arm (10 assists and 3 double plays this season.) Additionally he stays healthy all the time, no injuries.

  356. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    understood, Pete. My bad.

  357. smesa August 30th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    “this inning is on ranser. not cano. he only made one good pitch”

    cano only had to make one good flip.

  358. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Note to self – ignore people capable of using only one keystroke to identify themselves. They make no sense when forced to use more than one, lol.

  359. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    bruney to the rescue.

  360. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    and now its one run.

  361. murphydog August 30th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    “this inning is on ranser. not cano. he only made one good pitch”

    Sure, if Raz pitches better this inning, there’s no guy on first to double up when Cano makes that lousy flip. But that means Raz has to pick up Cano to get out of the inning with limited damage.

    So I respectfully disagree. This is on Cano. He forced Raz into extra pitches this inning when he’s tiring. A pro makes that play under these circumstances. Cano made a lazy, lousy flip. No excuses for that.

  362. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    That was a good pitch by Bruney, but the batter hit it. It happens.

  363. RalphieD August 30th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    come on bruney one more out

  364. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Joe Inglett, welcome to the club of Yankee killers.

  365. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    its just an unfortunate part of the game errors. but letting the error get to you is worse.when the error was made it was first and thrid. and then ranser has two 0-2 counts and failed to get the hitter out.

  366. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    That is Cano’s fault. His laziness in the field manifests in different ways and hurts yanks.

  367. RalphieD August 30th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    good job bruney

  368. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    A thing of beauty!

  369. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Wow! One of our pitchers got Rios out, lets face it guys were the team of destiny.

  370. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Did Kay just say no errors? He’s got a short memory.

  371. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Its Cano’s fault.

    Moving right along.

  372. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Big Bad Brian Bruney is my boy. Can’t even get mad at him for that Inglett hit, he made his pitch there.

    Anyway hopefully we can score a few more runs. If I’m Girardi, if the Yanks can build a 3 run lead I let Edwar go for the save today.

  373. mel August 30th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Well, it definitely could’ve been worse.

    For the love of the blog, get some insurance runs.

  374. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    “its just an unfortunate part of the game errors. but letting the error get to you is worse.”

    Some of the game’s better pitchers unravel behind errors. Can you remember what happened the season Arod had the yips every time Moose took the mound? Moose wasn’t ever the picture of composure.

  375. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Both Cano and Rasner are responsible for that dreck. Cano for the bad throw and Rasner for not being man enough to pitch out of the jam. Those weren’t even the Jays best hitters. Those guys are at the bottom of the order for a reason. Rasner should have been able to get them out.

  376. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    League in the game. Watch this. 99 mph sinkers. Not kidding.

  377. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    who going to pitch the 8th?

  378. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    also, Bruney > Veras. And to think that a couple of months ago some Yankee fans were saying Veras could be our permanent setup guy and we could let Bruney go next year. I don’t think so!!!

  379. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    “lets face it guys were the team of destiny.”

    I’ve been thinking that more and more lately…

    :)

  380. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    “Joe Inglett, welcome to the club of Yankee killers.”

    Take your seat Joe, right over there next to the chairman Chone Figgins. To your left is Marco Scutaro, and Howie Kendrick. Down towards the end you’ll see Mark Ellis and Jonny Gomes.

  381. mel August 30th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    2 apologies. How many actually swore?

  382. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    No doubt that was a careless error on Cano, just like throwing errors from any other infielder is, but, it’s also one that Cano makes 99 out of 100 times. It’s rare when he makes a throwing error, and that one hurt for three runs.

  383. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Bruney pitched well.
    Probalby he will come for the 8th as well.
    As Veras has been unreliable, Girardi should seriously consider using Bruney as the primary 8th inning guy.

    Also, hopefully, the offense scores a few more runs in the next two innings so that we do not have to use Mo today.

  384. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    al dont forget the ceo ortiiz

  385. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    JB – wow. 97 and sinking.

  386. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    OH I HATE THIS GUY….nothing personal against him but he always makes me think of Brandon Lee, RIP :(

  387. Kalee August 30th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    nice job brunney

  388. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    “League in the game. Watch this. 99 mph sinkers. Not kidding.”

    I like League he always seems to be hurt however.

  389. EdFL. August 30th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Pete, any chance you can ask Cano why after either an error or a strikout , he goes to the dugout with a smile on his face? Doesn’t he have any sense of dignity?

  390. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    “Can you remember what happened the season Arod had the yips every time Moose took the mound? ”

    I remember that. It was two seasons ago. I remember Alex ended up DH’ing one game I’m sure because Moose complained to Torre.

  391. mel August 30th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Markakis? Mora? Rios?

  392. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I swore by abbreviation. Its a bad habit using those three letters. I have to remember I can’t do it here, lol.

  393. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    What is the purpose of that swing Alex !

    Seriously he threw that sh** to the floor ! You know the difference between Alex and Jason and Matsui and Jeter and Nady, Alex is the only one who will swing a sh** on the ground, Giambi may suck but he’ll suck w/ his pitch, his zone, not the pitcher’s !

  394. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    leauge has some good stuff.

  395. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    “No doubt that was a careless error on Cano, just like throwing errors from any other infielder is, but, it’s also one that Cano makes 99 out of 100 times. It’s rare when he makes a throwing error, and that one hurt for three runs.”

    Agree GB. I am not blaming Cano, if people can understand that, but saying his error is the reason. Just like I don’t “blame” any Yankee for any faux pas or down day. But I can understand, for instance, that Arod is the reason that we lost several games when he Kd with the bases loaded just about every time up. In my opinion anyway.

  396. pat August 30th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    “he goes to the dugout with a smile on his face? Doesn’t he have any sense of dignity?”

    Ever think it’s not a smile but a smirk of embarrassment?

  397. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Perhaps they need to use Giambi off the bench. He’s becoming the Whiff King again.

  398. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    That 97mph sinker is crazy good.

  399. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    if nady catches one of these pitches its going to go to the new staduim

  400. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    League is a very talented headcase.

  401. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    “al dont forget the ceo ortiiz”

    Ortiz is definitely CEO, Pedroia is COO.

  402. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    “Markakis? Mora? Rios?”

    Don’t forget that punk Millar and the always dangerous Garrett Anderson.

  403. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Leiter just described League’s stuff as “filthy”. I don’t know if you can get down on Alex or anyone else.

  404. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    The thing is GB7, I understand they make errors and rarely get on them for it. Its part of the game, they’re not perfect. But, I don’t have as much patience for errors that stem from nonchalance at making routine plays and lack of focus. You can’t take routine play happening automatically for granted.

  405. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    “[strikeout] victims….aren’t we all?”
    :(

  406. mel August 30th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Nice job by the local boy, but BOO!!!

  407. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    “League is a very talented headcase.”

    It looked like he had his head on straight today.

  408. Abepeter August 30th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    This defense is really below average. I like Giambi but he has no range or arm. Cano really annoys me capable of an inept blunder at any time. Jeter is ok but has definitely lost range (and never had great range) Arod is average at third. Abreu can’t catch anything close to the wall, Damon is a gamer but no arm. Nady is suspect in LF (probably a better RF). The only position with above average defense is catcher & the ability to score runs.

    Anyway hope the Yanks can add on.

    Next year they need to get younger and better defensively

  409. pat August 30th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Brandon

    Same reason Joba makes batters look foolish swinging at his pitches. It reads fastball out of his hand and at 97 mph, you’ve already committed to the swing.

  410. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    bruney for two? playing with fire there.

  411. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    For anyone watching on YES, did Jeter say anything to Cano in the dugout about this that you saw? He usually does but obviously needs to continue since Cano hasnt gotten the drift yet.

  412. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Brandon,

    Did you see how Giambi and Nady fared against League, it is not just ARod. The guy had filthy stuff.

  413. Johnny D August 30th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Why no Giese updates?

  414. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    hey jb what happened to chaccin? he was good vs the yanks

  415. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Brandon

    Same reason Joba makes batters look foolish swinging at his pitches. It reads fastball out of his hand and at 97 mph, you’ve already committed to the swing.

    IDK 1-2 flailing at an outside on the ground pitch is not my idea of a good AB. He’s better than that, he knows that.

  416. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Did ARod steal your milk money, Brandon?

    Why the overanalysis of his every AB, lol?

  417. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    “bruney for two? playing with fire there.”

    With Lind and Overbay following Wells, Bruney was probably in for one batter no matter how he fared.

  418. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Chacin is done. He was in A ball last I saw. Injuries added up.

  419. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    ugh, here we go :(

  420. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    i hate to say this but we might need mo for 5-6 outs.

  421. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    What happened to Chacin?

  422. North August 30th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Welcome to episode 135 on how to loose a ballgame….

  423. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    GI Joe: “I thought LH basterd could strike LH bats out”
    Eiland: “Don’t look at me”
    Pudge: “OMFG”
    Marte: “Cono”

  424. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    There is no way we can ask Mo to get 5-6 outs today.

  425. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    4th day in a row for Marte. Only 2 innings over the previous 3 days, but you wonder if he’s built to go 4 days straight.

  426. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Did ARod steal your milk money, Brandon?

    Why the overanalysis of his every AB, lol?

    He’s my favorite Yankee on this team, you know how hard it is for me to criticize him ?

  427. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    does any one feel that it the jays get a hit here, the yanks wont come back? if that happened we would have to face downs and ryan.

  428. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    “i hate to say this but we might need mo for 5-6 outs.”

    After nine outs in 2 days, I wonder whether MO is available for any outs this afternoon.

  429. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio weren’t going to hit League in that inning. everything down and on the corners at 97-99 MPH.

  430. mel August 30th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Oh, Lord. Please let Edwar be good.

  431. Doris From Rego Park August 30th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    here comes the guy who should be selling papaya off the BQE

  432. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    “Only 2 innings over the previous 3 days, but you wonder if he’s built to go 4 days straight.”

    I’m thinkin’ no. He was overused in Pittsburgh this year because their regular closer went down, which put him on pace to throw more innings than he had in 3-4 seasons. I wouldn’t be surprised if that had something to do with the elbow inflammation he recently suffered. If he is brought back next year he needs to be used much more sparingly. A closer for Pittsburgh = a LOOGY in the AL East.

  433. pat August 30th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    “IDK 1-2 flailing at an outside on the ground pitch is not my idea of a good AB.”

    2-1 it’s not a good swing. 1-2 it is what it is.

  434. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    and there goes the lead.

  435. Devon August 30th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Edwar stinks

  436. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    well that blows hard

  437. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    This is exactly why our chances are slim to none. We are facing a triple-A offense, at home, ahead by 4 going to the last 3 innings, and we still manage to let them get close and even go ahead. This is sad.

  438. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    dp is a must here. we cant fall back by any runs.

  439. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Good lord just sell the vets already…

  440. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    this is just awful. is there anyone left in the pen who can get outs?

  441. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    that change is just hanging up there.

  442. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Bautista, him of that 0 for 28 streak, now has 2 rbi’s in this game to go with 2 hits. Yankees’ pitchers really suck.

  443. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    August 30th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Did ARod steal your milk money, Brandon?

    Why the overanalysis of his every AB, lol?

    He’s my favorite Yankee on this team, you know how hard it is for me to criticize him ?

    I figured that he was. Just wondering if you might be erring on the side of being objective about him (which is a good thing, btw) by overcriticizing just a little bit instead. :)

  444. j August 30th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    this game is like finding a 100 dollar bill only to have it stolen from you.

  445. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    The Yankees should be embarrassed at how they threw away this game. Awful, just awful.

  446. Devon August 30th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I guess Edwar and Veras came back to earth

  447. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    There goes the game. No way in hell this team comes back. What a pathetic joke.

  448. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Well against this pen thats probably the ballgame.

    2008 Yankees, finding new ways to lose everyday. Disgusting. Cano should be fined for his lacksadasical play.

  449. Doris From Rego Park August 30th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    matbe ramirez will cry again after this game…. one an hope

  450. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Ugh.

  451. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    “This is exactly why our chances are slim to none. We are facing a triple-A offense, at home, ahead by 4 going to the last 3 innings, and we still manage to let them get close and even go ahead. This is sad.”

    It happens. Unfortunately one costly error opened the flood gates.

  452. Vito August 30th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I’m so glad the yankees have cano instead of that hobbit in boston.

  453. pat August 30th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    “matbe ramirez will cry again after this game…. one an hope”

    but can one type?

  454. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    well the good news is cody ransom is playing now. 3xbhs

  455. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Well maybe they can get some hits? *shrug*

  456. lil' m August 30th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Not good – Downs + BJ Ryan = a tough loss unless the Yankees hitters get it together in a big way. The pitchers are responsible for what they throw, but Robi Cano . . . sigh . . .

  457. YankeeDiva August 30th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Meanwhile, A-Rod struck out and the crowd booed. We’re getting back to 2006 A-Rod hate levels now. Booing today is unfair, he had an RBI single in the first inning.

    Ha! funny comments from one of the instigators

  458. george August 30th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Pete’s totally correct about Girardi being ready to pull Rasner. Bruney’s gotta come in to preempt further damage; brought him in 1, perhaps 2 batters too late.

  459. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    No Pat, one can’t.

  460. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    “but can one type?”

    pat, when one feeds only off negativity and something negative happens, one obviously gets so excited that one’s typing ability falls short in the attempt to get the negative out!

  461. Vito August 30th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Arod will also get another chance in the 9th to choke again most likely as well. Should be exciting to watch.

  462. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Well, looks like the usual whiners, j and Al From Burger King are back to complaining about everything. Come on superstars…go out and demand a contract and show what you’ve got.

  463. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Have to admit that I would have played this exactly the way Girardi did. Bruney for the tough righties then Marte for the two lefties. Knowing this was Marte’s 4th straight day of work, I may have used Edwar for the lefties though. Then I see that this is Edwar’s 4th appearance in 5 days. In the end. Joe G is running out of bullets.

    To lend an analogy, Joe G needs to kill 7 guys….and he’s carrying a six shooter.

  464. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    “Well maybe they can get some hits? *shrug*”

    It happens Angel.

  465. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    from Robi not pivoting to throw to 2B, to Arod for flailing at pitches to Rasner who we put 6 runs up for, SIX ! and he couldn’t get pass the 6th, to Damaso Malo not getting LHBs out. Nothing left to say.

  466. AJ YANKS August 30th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Why is everybody so upset? The season is over anyway, this is merely a cosmetic run where they will beat up on some bad teams. We are not in any real contention. Boston has a cupcake schedule littered with home games the rest of the way whereas we embark on a 10 game road trip.

    Accept it and blowing games will not be as painful.

  467. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Downs is actually better than Ryan.

  468. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I hear some boos from the crowd for Robbie. Interesting.

  469. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    jb why is downs so unhittable?

  470. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    come on yankees!!

  471. wolf man (2008 is over) August 30th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    its ok we will beat up on holliday tomorrow

  472. Doris From Rego Park August 30th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    edwar will be selling poland spring off the deagan expressway in 3 years

  473. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    He deserves boos. That was pathetic. My grandma could have made that flip.

  474. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    “Why is everybody so upset?”

    I’d say the posters who are “so upset” are the posters who are always “so upset” so I wouldn’t fret.

    Others of us realize things happen in games and some of us still haven’t given up on the season.

  475. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    That was all I could think of to say in the face of so much complaining and hoping that ramirez would cry. :(

  476. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    its ok we will beat up on holliday tomorrow

    Wanna bet ?

  477. dan 771 August 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    did cashman outsmart everybody by putting joba back in the pen? looks like thats where he is needed now. we have blown so many games late since we lost farnsworth.

  478. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Downs curveball makes him great. But when he goes with his heat I find that batters are always very late for some reason.

    Nice bad play by Inglett.

  479. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    pinch run Gardner right now

  480. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    “edwar will be selling poland spring off the deagan expressway in 3 years”

    As opposed to Doris from Rego Park, who will be selling….. eh nvm you know where I’m going with that. I’ll refrain for Pete’s sake.

  481. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Johnny please let it be a XBH

  482. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Angel, you just have to ignore the usual whining and complaining from the usual suspects. I know it’s annoying but they feed off being able to say negative stuff.

  483. PJH August 30th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Cano should be benched tomorrow after that error. Its inexcusable. Imagine if he did that in a playoff game? That is just unacceptable. Carelessness is not something you look for in a ballplayer. Would not mind seeing him traded this offseason.

  484. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I have seen Downs pick a lot of guys off with that move.

  485. Sea Net August 30th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Let’s see the Mexican Gangster in the 9th

  486. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    com’on Johnny !

  487. panayioti August 30th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Wow what happened?

    I guess this is typical of this team.

    Just depressing.

  488. chris, NJ August 30th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    I am so sick of Ted Lilly. i think that’s the 7th time this year he’s on Saturday FOx game.

  489. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    lol maybe garnder can now steal third and then home. btw how am i a whiner? i was defending cano. lol

  490. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    OH F*** THIS !

  491. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    So much for that.

  492. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Brandon you might have not been here earlier but Pete came on and asked us not to use any form of cursing, including the kind you just did. Just letting you know.

  493. Dr. J August 30th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Anonymous quotes from Cano’s teammates (Heyman is legit)

    But perhaps no one is a greater enigma than Cano. The dropoff is so severe and significant that one Yankee said, “Just look at [Red Sox second baseman Dustin] Pedroia, and the year he’s having. The difference between him and Cano is the difference between the teams. Pedroia doesn’t have one-quarter the talent of Cano, but he’s outplaying him by a mile.”

    “No way they should have given Robbie that contract. He’s the last guy who should have gotten a contract like that,” one Yankee said. “They never gave a deal like that to Derek Jeter or Bernie Williams or Jorge Posada or Mariano Rivera with so much time to go before free agency. They could have given it to Cano or [Chien-Ming] Wang. They picked the wrong guy.”

    sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/jon_heyman/08/29/heyman.yankees/index.html?eref=T1

  494. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks Trish , sorry Pete.

    Oh fiddlesticks !

  495. PJH August 30th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Trisha- What exactly do you want people to say? You want us say that Cano tried hard, mistakes happen? Thats not a true statement. He carelessly flipped it over to Jeter and it let the Jays right back into the game. Maybe careless is the wrong word. He cared about looking stylish and nothing else.

  496. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    we have 2-3-4 hitters coming up. if we can get one man on then we have a decent chance.

  497. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    “Cano should be benched tomorrow after that error. Its inexcusable. Imagine if he did that in a playoff game? ”

    “Playoffs? Playoffs?! Don’t talk to me about playoffs, I’m just trying to win a game!”

  498. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) August 30th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Look at my 1:45 pm post

  499. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    “Trisha- What exactly do you want people to say? You want us say that Cano tried hard, mistakes happen? Thats not a true statement. He carelessly flipped it over to Jeter and it let the Jays right back into the game. Maybe careless is the wrong word. He cared about looking stylish and nothing else.”

    Hey we all said the same thing, well many of us, that this was on Cano. I think Angel was referring to (and I was agreeing) the snide comment made about Edwar Ramirez.

  500. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    “No way they should have given Robbie that contract. He’s the last guy who should have gotten a contract like that,” one Yankee said. “They never gave a deal like that to Derek Jeter or Bernie Williams or Jorge Posada or Mariano Rivera with so much time to go before free agency. They could have given it to Cano or [Chien-Ming] Wang. They picked the wrong guy.”

    Sounds like Micheal Kay to me.

  501. KING FELIX August 30th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    edwar, veras, robertson, bruney, britton, will all be selling cars next year

    melancon, sanchez, and kontos will anchor the pen.

  502. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    “Anonymous quotes from Cano’s teammates (Heyman is legit)”

    I’d be more impressed if they weren’t anonymous.

  503. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    We need substitute words, lol. Because I’m bad at occasionally needing to vent with a few curse words.

    Haha, just saw the “fiddlesticks”. Too funny.

  504. Dennis B. August 30th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Bottom 9th sets it up for another A-Rod boofest. Hopefully not though…

  505. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    ““No way they should have given Robbie that contract. He’s the last guy who should have gotten a contract like that,” one Yankee said. “They never gave a deal like that to Derek Jeter or Bernie Williams or Jorge Posada or Mariano Rivera with so much time to go before free agency. They could have given it to Cano or [Chien-Ming] Wang. They picked the wrong guy.”

    I wholeheartedly 1000000% agree with this. Wang deserved that contract more than Cano and meanwhile they took Wang to arbitration over $600 grand. WEAK!!! That whole period in the offseason made me so mad, and made so little sense, I wondered if Cash was hitting the pipe with the likes of Bavasi, Bowden and Minaya for a while there.

  506. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Bottom of the 9th against BJ Ryan. K, single, 6-4-3.

  507. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    “Look at my 1:45 pm post”

    I’ll tell you what I won’t bother. Because I’ve seen enough of your proclamations in games where you’ve been forced to come on and say “gee I guess I was wrong on that one” that I’m not particularly interested in the times you may guess correctly.

  508. PJH August 30th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    BBB- lol. But could you imagine you were in game 7, runner on 1st, no outs. Your pitcher, overachieving at the time, gets a DP ball and Cano carelesslly flips the ball by Jeter allowing the team to comeback and win. It cant happen.

  509. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    here is the diffrence in the game:

    yanks had 1st and 2nd in one inning and they didnt score. if they bunted they would have had one more run.

  510. Rubin August 30th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Yeah, this is what a great bullpen gives you? 5 runs in 2 innings.

  511. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Bunting. What a concept. Maybe the Yankees should try that some time.

  512. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    lol fiddlesticks works for me too. I have a very bad truck drivers mouth so I could certainly use an alternate curse word.

  513. pat August 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Dr. J

    Heyman’s sources seem to be more front office types than players. May not have been a teammate who said those things.

  514. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    The Stadium looks dead right now

  515. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    “Sounds like Micheal Kay to me.”

    Hah, yeah, seriously.

    I can’t believe any Yankee player would say that. All of them are under performing, so it would be very hypocritical.

    And the two players who are having the best seasons, Rivera and Abreu don’t speak english that would correspond with quotes like those. The only person who I would think said one of them is Mussina. After that, I have no idea.

  516. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Cano should be sent down.

  517. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Atleast GI Joe is learning when to walk the right guy.

  518. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I bet this game ends with A-Rod at the plate and the tying run in scoring position.

  519. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I think its nuts to walk for Lind. This guy can hit.

  520. lil' m August 30th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    “This is some pretty awful baseball by the Yankees. But this is why they’re in third place.”

    Right you are, Pete.

  521. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    “I bet this game ends with A-Rod at the plate and the tying run in scoring position.”

    With a walk-off homerun or an out? You didn’t specify.

  522. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    three righties and one lefty in the first four hitters due up.

  523. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I bet this game ends with A-Rod at the plate and the tying run in scoring position.

    The way his swing is right now that is the easiest Casino $$$ bet you can make.

  524. Confucius August 30th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    “No way they should have given Robbie that contract. He’s the last guy who should have gotten a contract like that,” one Yankee said. “They never gave a deal like that to Derek Jeter or Bernie Williams or Jorge Posada or Mariano Rivera with so much time to go before free agency. They could have given it to Cano or [Chien-Ming] Wang. They picked the wrong guy.”

    Absurd. Considering today’s market, Cano’s contract was a very good, low-cost deal. No one thought otherwise at the time it was given to him. Considering his talent, it makes him a very attractive trade commodity if nothing else.

  525. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    “Yeah, this is what a great bullpen gives you? 5 runs in 2 innings.”

    rubin, the bullpen had actually been doing a very good job. But when you have games where your starters don’t go deep enough it’s apparent that your bullpen starts to get overworked. Unfortunately you don’t know at what point it’s going to bite you.

  526. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    “I think its nuts to walk for Lind. This guy can hit.”

    Wells has really hurt the Yankees, but I agree you have to pitch to him.

  527. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Since this game is so disappointing, anybody know why Houston traded us Ewing Jr. for the worst pick in NYK history? The kid plays hard and plays defense why get rid of him so soon?

  528. Peter Abraham August 30th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Rivera and Abreu speak perfect English.

    As for that quote, I have no idea who said it., But I have heard much the same thing in the clubhouse. My paper does not allow anonymous quotes, so I did not publish it. But those quotes are an accurate description of how people feel.

  529. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Veras :evil:
    Strikes!

  530. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    After a while, you just need to laugh at the situations these team puts themselves in.. The Cano play has to be one of the laziest plays I have seen this year. That play tops the BJ Upton controversey by a mile. However Joe Maddon is smart enough to sit a player when he acts like nothing is wrong.

  531. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    If Jeter can get a hit we might have a chance with Abreu… He has been hitting decently

  532. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    What more do i need to say??? Please WIN this game!

  533. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    bottom of the 9th. Let’s see if this team can do anything

  534. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    “With a walk-off homerun or an out? You didn’t specify.”

    Out. Probably a strikeout, but it can also be a popout.

  535. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Roy Halladay tomorrow they should sent in an official forfeit and gear up for that DET make-up game on Monday.

  536. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    When you look at the whole Cano contract and the way he has played, I sure as hell hope someone on the team speaks out on the absurdity. It’s unexcuseable

  537. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    play with some HEART and FIGHT!!!

  538. JB (Blue Jays Fan) August 30th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Giambi hit a big fly against Ryan this year. But he got yanked for Cody Ransom.

  539. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Dr J, either you’re full of it or Heyman is, because no team mate is going to say something like that to any media puke and especially a NY media puke. If it had been said, there wouldn’t have been any “anonymous” attached to it. And, you’re quoting sports Illistrated? That’s nothing more than a knockdown rag and no different than the National Enguirer, Post and Daily News.

  540. Al from BK(Joba back as set-up guy? Hey its a start.) August 30th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Roy Halladay tomorrow they should send in an official forfeit and gear up for that DET make-up game on Monday.

  541. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Since this game is so disappointing, anybody know why Houston traded us Ewing Jr. for the worst pick in NYK history? The kid plays hard and plays defense why get rid of him so soon?

    They didn’t want to have any reminder of a Ewing in thier arena ? Better question why the heck did they target Weiss

  542. mel August 30th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    What’re you guys talking about? That’s Jason Giambi. He’s the only guy that breaks the veil of silence.

  543. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    “However Joe Maddon is smart enough to sit a player when he acts like nothing is wrong.”

    I’m all in favor of sitting players when they act like fools. However, we don’t have anyone to put at 2B if we sit Robbie. You want to see BeteStrikeOut out there every day? I most certainly don’t. Robbie is a pain in the rear, but his pros greatly outweigh his cons.

  544. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    That Heyman article didn’t specify WHEN the anonymous Yankee said that about Cano though, did it? Maybe it was before the season started. Whoever said it didn’t use any big words so perhaps it was Farnsworth? He’s been known to run his mouth before.

  545. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    take all the way here

  546. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Come on Jeter…

  547. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Laura,
    Yes put Betimet in his place. Enough said. I don’t need to explain myself.

  548. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    bottom of the 9th. Let’s see if this team can do anything

    You know the answer to this

  549. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    What are his pros by the way. I would love to hear em

  550. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    “Rivera and Abreu speak perfect English.”

    I never said they don’t speak good english. I just don’t think it would be their kind of English saying “Pedroia doesn’t have one-quarter the talent of Cano, but he’s outplaying him by a mile.”.

    or: “They never gave a deal like that to Derek Jeter or Bernie Williams or Jorge Posada or Mariano Rivera with so much time to go before free agency.” It’s obvious Abreu wouldn’t pay attention to things like the offering of contracts before free agency.

    I’m sorry, but those are pretty harsh quotes. I sure hope Cano doesn’t read them.

  551. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    I’m taking bets right now double or nothing that run stays stranded at 2B

  552. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Darn Rios!

  553. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    or 3B *

  554. kidjock August 30th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    it won’t get to A-rod

  555. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    “As for that quote, I have no idea who said it., But I have heard much the same thing in the clubhouse.”

    See I knew it was legit. I’m sure a lot of the team feels that way. Can you imagine how Wang feels? Sees his lazy rookie class of ’05 counterpart get a huge contract while he is being taken to arbitration over 600K. I’m sorry but that is so wrong. Wang may have sucked in the playoffs but name one time he ever looked like he didnt have his head in the game.

    Yeah, I cant think of any either.

  556. romine August 30th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    When did Ryan throw upper 90′s? I dont remember him throwing that hard in baltimore

  557. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    COME ON ABREU!!

  558. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    if abreu gets on maybe we see a bunt?

  559. Tank August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Compared to the many hacks in the media, Heyman and Olney are better than the rest of the pack… they have real Yankee sources.

    If that quote had been from Madden, King, Sherman etc. then I could see it being somewhat fabricated. I don’t know why people think it is made up— its not like it’s breaking news that Cano is underperforming. I could see a teammate ticked off after a loss saying something like that.

  560. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    “What’re you guys talking about? That’s Jason Giambi. He’s the only guy that breaks the veil of silence.”

    Oh, duh, why didn’t I think of this. Almost definitely Giambi.

  561. Doris From Rego Park August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    ill bet you all gets a game winner here…. if he doesnt, i wont post for a week

  562. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Bobby I’m sorry but a walk might hurt us

  563. Doris From Rego Park August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    i meant AROD

  564. Laura - I've got my earplugs in so I can't hear the fat lady! August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    “What are his pros by the way. I would love to hear em”

    If I have to tell you about Robbie, then you aren’t a fan who follows this team on a regular basis.

  565. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I am praying for the sake of Arod and his fragile psyche as well as for all of us and the Yankees that Arod does something good in his AB.

  566. Don Pratt August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Arod BETTER TAKE A STRIKE

  567. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Make or break here.

  568. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Micheal Kay doing the best to jinx and kill this one…pure it on Micheal !

  569. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    All Alex needs to do now is a single.
    He should not try to do too much.

  570. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    office pool. double play? pop fly or RBI?

  571. kidjock August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    oh no

  572. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Alright A-Rod time to silence the boos

  573. Don Pratt August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    And Ryan knew he was taking. Damn veteran closer

  574. hank hal August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Green – Read Pete’s post. He said the same thing Heyman did.

  575. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    … A walk is fine too.

  576. Betemit is GOD August 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    DP?

  577. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    “If I have to tell you about Robbie, then you aren’t a fan who follows this team on a regular basis.”

    Haha that’s funny. I bet most fans would have a hard time coming up with pros for him. Are you his mom? I’m not a true fan because he sucks? Great logic

  578. Don Pratt August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    dribbler to load bases

  579. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    i know hes going to be the homerun king but why not bunt?

  580. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    pour it Micheal we need the jinxing ! * :evil:

  581. David Cone's Labrum August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    ouch – ransom on deck

  582. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    What was Tony Pena talking about with the first base umpire? He looked mad…

  583. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    ok there was his time for a DP.. please give us an RBI!

  584. Don Pratt August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    just strike out and leave it up to Ransom

  585. DFox August 30th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    “What’re you guys talking about? That’s Jason Giambi. He’s the only guy that breaks the veil of silence.”

    Ahh yeah, I didn’t think of that. He probably is the author of 1 of them.

  586. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    See if I had Michael Kay’s job, the would win every game

  587. Don Pratt August 30th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    is this a good pitch to take third?

  588. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    they not the

  589. kidjock August 30th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    j – r u serious?

  590. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    You have to be kidding me

  591. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    DP… BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  592. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    there is nothing left to say.

  593. Betemit is GOD August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Unbelievable

  594. David Cone's Labrum August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    LOL!!!!

  595. Don Pratt August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    why didn’t he just strike out?

  596. Fredo Corleone August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Wow. Just wow.

  597. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    He hit it hard.

  598. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    He’s cursed

  599. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    game over

  600. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    STRIKE OUT YOU RETARD DON’T DOUBLE PLAY!

  601. Tseng August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    He would have done better bunting I bet.

  602. romine August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Y did jeter not try to take out bautista at third? can he do that?

  603. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    this is some BULL

  604. BBFan August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    What a demoralizing loss.
    Cano, Cano, Cano….

  605. Don Pratt August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Girardi should have had him bunt

  606. smesa August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    A-Rod is awesome.

  607. Betemit is GOD August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  608. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Ha, great job Alex.

  609. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Oh Trisha,

    I’m hurt. :(

  610. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    game over

    I need a drink

  611. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Sad loss. Andy has to bring his Cy Young game tomorrow and hope for a good home plate ump.

    :(

  612. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Let’s take this time to discuss how great Robbie Cano is

  613. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    This team is officially done. No Play offs this year for them

  614. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    they SUCK rather watch Nationals! Freakin over paid Clowns!

  615. rodney August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    and the curse of the contract looms large! I really wish they could trade him or stop batting a-rod 4th/ giambi 5th.

  616. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    There are no such things as curses. They’re for Red Sox fans.

  617. Don Pratt August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    In a good year that ball ricochets off of Bautistas hip and goes into the 10th row

  618. Berman August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    This team sucks. Bad teams find a way to lose games. Cano belongs in AAA, and by AAA I mean the American Automobile Club, not the SWB Yankees. ARod will NEVER win a world series.

  619. Confucius August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Cheer up, folks.

    Just nine more years of him.

  620. Patrick â„¢ August 30th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    How is that A-rod’s fault? He hit the ball hard, thats all you can ask him. I know you moron fans out there love to hate the guy but he’s still the best player on the team and he’s having a pretty good season.

  621. jj August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    JEEZUS H AROD %$$%#^&(^Y^##@@$!@

    I HATE YOU ALEX!!!

  622. lil' m August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    They wouldn’t be in this position if the offense had done their job even a little better earlier in the year. Thanks Robi. Alex: sigh.

  623. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    is football still on?

  624. Vito August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Guys, guys, calm down. arod is only a yankee for 9 more years.

  625. terry from NH August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    27.5 million dollars of uselessness. He is absolutely terrible right now!! Disgusted beyond belief.

  626. Radnom August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    UPDATE, 4:32 p.m.: GIDP. They’re booing Alex like he’s the Son of Sam. Unreal. 11 GIDPs this month,

    Screw you @sshole. You couldn’t hit it harder than he did.

  627. raymagnetic August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Anybody booing A-Rod is an idiot who obviously wasn’t watching the game. That was an absolute shot that Alex hit and a great play by the 3B.

  628. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    That’s the 12th game that Girardi managed to a loss. Girardi really stinks as a manager. The only – ONLY good this about this season is that we only have one more with seeing Girardi as manager in ANY MLB games.

    The man is a moron when it comes to managing games.

  629. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Seriously, anyone thought anything different would happen? A-Choke has done this time and time again. He is a joke, and not a very funny one.

  630. pat August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    August can’t end soon enough for A-Rod.

  631. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    A-Rod is a curse.

  632. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    lets just hope boston loses.

  633. mel August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Oh, what a heartbreaker.

    Hopefully they don’t let it carry over tomorrow.

    Try to have a good day guys, don’t let it get to you. (Talking to the LoHudders).

  634. rconn23 August 30th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    God, just end this season already. Why bring Joba back to this cast of losers.

  635. KING FELIX August 30th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    send arod to AAA until the playoffs are over then bring him back up.

  636. Robby Cano August 30th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Hola Amigos! It’s me Robinson Cano. Just decided to pay a visit to your fancy weblog. It’s difficult to stay focused on baseball these days without my friend Melky. Ooops, another error for me! Aye Aye Aye!

  637. raymagnetic August 30th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    “27.5 million dollars of uselessness. He is absolutely terrible right now!! Disgusted beyond belief.”

    Surely you’re not serious. Did you watch the game?

  638. lil' m August 30th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    When things go bad, they go bad all the way for this team. The more things change . . .

  639. terry from NH August 30th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Devastating loss !! No other way to say it. Great job Girardi and Alex. Who cares if he got an RBI in the first. This is the game on the line and he fails miserable each and everytime!

  640. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Can’t blame Arod for this. He hit it hard and the Jay’s defensive is much better than the Yankee’s. Simple as that. Need proof? Re-watch Cano’s little league toss to Jeter.

  641. please win August 30th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    patrick must be related to AROD.. Arod is not a child.. this is not go get them tomorrow.. This is a ODD year and he stinks ever Odd year, next year he will win an MVP and Still suck with no WS ring!

  642. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Shut up, Old Goat.

  643. jj August 30th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    UH Pat, I was at the Sox game where he had 3K’s and a foul out to Veritek. HE IS A DOG!

  644. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Ugh, Cano and A-Rod, just ugh,

    fiddlesticks this team.

  645. A-Rod sucks, Girardi blows. August 30th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    In that situation you have to treat A-Rod as pitcher from now on. Don’t let him swing, just hope the pitcher walks him or let him go down on strikes, so at least we only lose one out.

  646. raymagnetic August 30th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    “Who cares if he got an RBI in the first. This is the game on the line and he fails miserable each and everytime!”

    Dumb dumb that was as hard a hit ball as you can hit and the 3B made a great play.

  647. myrtlebeachfan August 30th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I know this sounds ludicrous, I know it does, but if we can, we need to trade Alex Rodriguez. Let’s get some good prospects in return and offer to pay up to 5-10 million a year for the first 4-5 years.

    Anything to free up the 3B position and add clutch hitters to this team. It’s true that A-Rod is only half as good as his statistics make him seem. He has zero clutch hits this year and he has done nothing to make this team win. In blowouts, he hits.

  648. snowman August 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    It is hard to express how disgusting this Yankee team is…..Cashman has got to go, he put this souless, gutless team together. Sterling, of course, didnt mention how the fans were booing A-Fraud. I would trade A-Fraud and Cano for a 12 ox. box of crackerjacks, but no team would make that trade.

  649. Patrick â„¢ August 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    This thread is full of brain dead losers. A-rod ripped that ball and now he’s A-choke? What happened to last season when he was the clutchest hitter on the team? I swear, some of you have the memory of a goldfish.

  650. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE August 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    raymagnetic- Sorry buddy. You can’t hit into a double play there. It doesn’t matter how hard he hit it. He’s a rally killer.

  651. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    did anyone think that off the bat ransom might have hit a homerun? it sure looked that way to me. guess he got it off the end of the bat.

  652. Katie August 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    People need to stop making excuses for this team. They suck and can’t do anything right.

    They can’t hit in the clutch
    They can’t pitch when it counts
    They can’t play basic defense that a little leaguer could have executed.
    GI Joe can’t consistently make the right moves
    They have no bench

    Injuries or not. The more excuses you give this team the more they take them and play like crap. They are done for the year.

  653. Coach August 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    A-Rod hit a bullet. The game was lost by the “hot dog” play by Cano. If Billy Martin were alive and managing the Yanks, he would have pulled him out of the game after that play and screamed at him like he did to Reggie in Boston.

    I don’t care how he hits, CANO MUST GO. He plays “school-yard” baseball. He styles all the time. NEVER see Jeter doing that. EVER.

    CANO MUST GO.

  654. Vito August 30th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Who gives a flying f*** if he hit the ball hard? How about getting a hit from the best player in the game once in a while? 2 rbi in 7th inning or later, i say boo louder that man needs to be on a team with no pressure.

  655. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Who ARE all these people who suddenly appear to pile on? lol

    Amazing.

  656. YankeeJosh August 30th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Brutal, Devastating loss. Not all on Cano but he did open the floodgates. It’s why he’s such a maddening player.

    I couldn’t tell if the boos were for A-Rod or the call at First. I really wanted A-Rod to get the walk there, but he smoked the ball. Sometimes they’re hit right at people.

    From taking the early lead, to Cano’s error, the bullpen meltdown (5 runs in the last 3 innings, yikes!) to almost coming back, this is a truly terrible loss.

    Though again, if the team had played better earlier in the year, this game wouldn’t be as critical as it was.

  657. panayioti August 30th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Sterling just said the worse Yankee loss of the Year.

    He must have missed 75% of the season.

    Oh, well, so much for 21-6 needed to reach 91 wins.

    Tomorrow is Halladay. Yankees lose this series winning only 1 game. Not a good home stand winning just 2 out of 6

  658. chazzh August 30th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    One thing I have noticed lately is that Pete REALLY hates AROD. He smoked that GDP and the crowd didn’t boo him that loudly. He really misrepresents what happens at the stadium when he doesn’t like the guy. Consider this- probably about 10k of 50k were booing- only 20% of the group were jerks- the rest understood- he hit a ball that good have been a game-tying single- but it is a game of inches.

  659. george August 30th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    jeez, A-Rod slammed it. give credit to the 3B – he made an excellent play in that he didn’t merely knock the smash down, he caught it cleanly and created a DP out of that.

    Cano – WTF is his problem. that was a joke.

  660. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Alex hit it hard. Can’t blame him for this game.

    Scream at Robbie and the bullpen for this game

  661. Pathetic Offense August 30th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Anyone who criticizes Arod for hitting a rocket right at the 3B is a moron…plain and simple. They should also probably never watch sports.

  662. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Keep posting like that Vito, it will just aid in them being deleted, lol.

  663. Patrick â„¢ August 30th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    please win, are you really that stupid? How do you actually survive in life if you are so ridiculously dumb? Do you have to remind yourself to keep breathing?

  664. mel August 30th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Just a question for debate (not dumping on A-rod):

    If you were Alex, would you bunt the guys over on your own?

    Stupid question, but would it be in your mind?

  665. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Coach,
    I agree. He sucks. Has sucked this whole year and was not that great last year. I’m sick of the “potential” bullsh*t people spew when they attempt to stick up for Cano.

  666. Semper Fi August 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Dear ARod;

    Please hit to right to move runner over to third.

    Then Cody ties it with a sac.

  667. Pathetic Offense August 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Pete just tries to stir it up…he doesn’t have any credibility as an objective observer.

  668. pat August 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    “This is a ODD year and he stinks ever Odd year”

    This has been an odd year but 2008 is not an odd year.

  669. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Umm, George, you might not want to use that abbreviation in future. Pete has asked us not to use abbreviations for swearing. (speaking from experience, lol)

  670. Brandon (There is no more doubt the true captain of this team is Jorge Posada ) August 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Listen I don’t believe in curses but there is nothing else I can say, even when he hits it hard it finds a glove. I mean just wow we’re here hoping he doesn’t make an out, he made 2 outs. It’s a surprise he hasn’t hit into a triple play, I have no way to explain it or to comprehend it, it reminds me of Patrick Ewing when he was a Knick, the finger roll the Miller game, the tip game in Chicago…I can’t explain it, I just can’t. He literally might be cursed. Dude get rid of that number 13 IDK do something.

  671. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    “Doris From Rego Park
    August 30th, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    ill bet you all gets a game winner here…. if he doesnt, i wont post for a week”

    ^ The only good thing about this loss right here.

  672. snowman August 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Patrick- I would think you were A-Rod’s wife, but she hates him too. You must be his butt-boy.

  673. North August 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Arod has 1 RBI in the 9th inning all year… 1!!!!

    So pathetic…

    You cant blame Rassner… Not his fault that injuries etc. forces the ball into his hands every 5th day. He is bad and everyone knows…

    You can blame Arod… 28.000.000$.. Then you have every reason to get some extraordinary… Now he is just ordinary… Like a Youkiles or Jason Bay. DFA

  674. Patrick â„¢ August 30th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I think that anyone who is ripping A-rod right now is either dumber than a bag of hammers or has never played baseball. HE HIT THE BALL HARD WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK!?

  675. terry from NH August 30th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    “Dumb dumb that was as hard a hit ball as you can hit and the 3B made a great play.”

    No matter how you slice it, Arod just doesn’t deliver. Last year he carried this team, but this year in his 1st year contract has 1/2 of his total stats from last year. AMAZING! His is almost “bi-polar” in baseball terminology. Next year he could be like the MVP, but who knows?

    All we ask as fans is to make at least a productive out. But the DP’s have gotta go.

  676. David Cone's Labrum August 30th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    As much as I love this team – and as much as I know they were out of the playoffs before this game, I just don’t think I can watch again until April of 2009.

    Sorry – just typing as I think.

    This game was total CRAP. Cano’s laziness should’ve been dealt with by the Manager months ago.

    And A-rod? Why is is that the guys in front of him always manage to get on base for him when it counts? If they can do it, why can’t he? He hit it hard, sure, but, man, this entire month he’s been jerking hard grounders to the left side.

  677. YankeeJosh August 30th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Just a question for debate (not dumping on A-rod):

    If you were Alex, would you bunt the guys over on your own?

    Stupid question, but would it be in your mind?

    I don’t think he would. Interesting, if A-Rod did that and succeeded how would the Stadium crowd react? Cheers for putting team ahead of self? Boos for passing the baton?

  678. snowman August 30th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    What more can I ask— move the runners over? Have you ever
    seen a baseball game before?

  679. JC in DC August 30th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    $27 million only buys 1 RBI in the 9th inning all year? How can that be possible? Sure it wasn’t just his fault the Yankees lost today, but seriously is it too much to ask someone with his talent, getting paid that much money, to come thru in the clutch? With the game on the line? And how much longer are the Yankees going to allow Cano’s laziness to go on? The Rays had no trouble benching Upton why can’t the Yankees bench Cano? Again, it wasn’t just Robbie’s fault, but that lazy attempt started the downward spiral.

  680. Angel - Tales told by idiots, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing August 30th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I’m out for a bit. One word to say…

    Fiddlesticks.

  681. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    People want to blame Arod because that is the last “play” they remember. These people have no clue what they are talking about. They blame him because he happened to not get on base in the last inning. The blame belongs to most of the team starting with cano

  682. Semper Fi August 30th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    By the way he was throwing him outside earlier in the at bat so he could have gone to the right side. He is trying to pull everything.

  683. Brandon (Alex get rid of the number 13 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST DO IT) August 30th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Just wow I mean RISP and it’s just… I need a coffee break.

  684. ShamWow August 30th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    We want to blame every one,the manager,Arod,Cashman.
    We are to blame the FANS.
    We continue to support this over paid team.
    Sterling was just saying today how the Yankees will draw over 4 million this year at outrageous prices for tickets.
    We buy the hats and shirts.
    We want to be entertained.
    Is this team entertaining you?
    They and We are living on past glory.
    Until this changes expect more of the same.

  685. LLIME August 30th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    A-Rod needs to change his number… 13 is too ominous.

  686. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    ***Charleston***

  687. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    i wonder what the postgame comments will be like today.

  688. terry from NH August 30th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Cano may have started a potential downslide to this game, but Girardi came back with the same guys from yesterday and it didn’t pan out. Next week it will be Joba coming into these situations, but not many games left. IMO, Joba will be the face of this team if he stays healthy.

  689. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    this was a very tough loss for dem yanks…the played hard. Frankly im not sure i could handle being a big league ballplayer. I would have flipped out at least 50 times this season. Im talkin breaking things. If you guys believe in karma good times are on there way…lets just hope it aint on a long cycle :D

  690. Patrick â„¢ August 30th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    “What more can I ask— move the runners over? Have you ever
    seen a baseball game before?”

    He smoked the ball, thats all he can do. Perhaps you’ve never played baseball and don’t know what its like to swing a bat but you can’t aim the ball like a freaking sniper. Obviously a player can try to hit the ball to left, right, center but he can’t make it swerve and avoid fielders. If you think A-rod did a bad job there you clearly don’t know baseball or perhaps you are just plain stupid.

  691. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    “The only good thing about this loss right here.”

    Absolutely BBB.

  692. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Should we take up a collection for Alex to get rid of #13? I’ve long thought he should too. He even says all the time he wears it in tribute to Marino. Um thats great, I really love Dan alot and think he is the greatest QB of all time, but does A-Rod really want his career to meet the same kind of end that Marino’s did.

    anyway, ugh, fiddlesticks indeed. i’m out too, later guys.

  693. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut August 30th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Maybe if they had a manager who actually knows how to manage a game they would have won this game.

    Girardi stinks as a manager. Plain and simple, the Yankees won’t see a winnings season till that turd is gone.

  694. Mrs. Kekich August 30th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Jeez calm down. The same of you ripping A-Rod were cheering him last year. You want Cano gone? Plenty of teams will take this talented player off your hands. Sure ARod and Cano are both not having the best year but you can’t make the playoffs every year. You expect Cano to bat .340 EVERY year? A-Rod should be MVP EVERY year? Please, get over it. They are both fine. Dumpign cano = mistake. dumping ARod = impossible.

  695. j August 30th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    well we still have 9 more years in which arod can lead us to a ws. i like those odds. lol.

  696. terry from NH August 30th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    “People want to blame Arod because that is the last “play” they remember. These people have no clue what they are talking about. They blame him because he happened to not get on base in the last inning. The blame belongs to most of the team starting with cano”

    Arod could of actually made a “team” play and moved the runner over. He can do anything right? trying to do too much can hurt the team. Small ball is nice to have.

  697. Vito August 30th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    oh mo its cano – you tend to not get as upset making 20 million dollars a year playing baseball. as you can see when you watch yankee post games.

  698. pat August 30th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Kay just said no one booed after A-Rod’s double play and Pete said they booed loudly. Are they in the same stadium?

  699. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Terry,
    Agree however that is Girardi’s call not Arod’s. Can’t blame Arod for not bunting

  700. lil' m August 30th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Michael Kay on postgame noting that Alex wasn’t booed after making the last out, because the crowd recognized that he hit the ball hard, just unfortunately caught by the Jays third baseman. So even the crowd cut him some slack that time.

  701. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    For whatever it’s worth, Michael Kay just said nobody booed on Arod’s double play. I think they feel he hit it hard also. I think what’s unfortunate is that he is having such a bad time at the plate that no matter what he does short of getting a hit, he’s going to be crucified.

  702. James (oh sweet jesus pavano is pitching well) August 30th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Rasner is to blame!

    Cano is to blame!

    Girardi is to blame(some what b/c of the way he used the bullpen)

    And most importantly..

    AROD IS TO BLAME!!!!

  703. Tank August 30th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Postgame will feature

    Girardi – “I thought Raz, Bruney, Eddy, Marty, and Jose threw the ball extremely well for us today. We’ll get them tomorrow.”

    A-Rod – “I stink right now, period. I am ashamed of my play as of late. I deserve to be booed.”

    Jeter – “Tip your cap to them, they got some big hits late”.

    Damon – “(while stuttering) This is embarassing. We are better than this, we have to play better if we want to catch the Red Sox, they are an excellent team and our chances are looking dimmer by the day.”

  704. Brandon (Alex get rid of the number 13 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST DO IT) August 30th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Should we take up a collection for Alex to get rid of #13? I’ve long thought he should too. He even says all the time he wears it in tribute to Marino. Um thats great, I really love Dan alot and think he is the greatest QB of all time, but does A-Rod really want his career to meet the same kind of end that Marino’s did.

    It’s worth a freaking shot, I mean what good has come from it so far. I can’t explain today, he hit that ball hard and it found a glove and 3B and 1B and a double play.

    Alex GET RID OF THE NUMBER 13 ! I’m not supersticious by I ain’t blind either ! I can’t explain you !

  705. smesa August 30th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Micheal Kay just said that nobody booed A-Rod after his DP.

    is that some spin or something?

  706. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    it was not a lazy cano play sometimes he just tries to be to smooth. i would like to see soma uz do that play a million times and see if your perfect:O

  707. lil' m August 30th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Okay, now I’m confused – maybe the boos weren’t heard up in the broadcast booth. Oh well . . . go Andy – gotta pitch really well tomorrow and the Yankee offense has to MASH. Stay tuned . . .

  708. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    “You expect Cano to bat .340 EVERY year?”

    Not at all, but I do expect him to make an easy flip that I think Willie Randolph could still make to this day in a MLB game.

  709. JC in DC August 30th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    There’s A LOT of blame to go around … Cano’s lazy play and the bullpen throwing gas on the fire, In the end, however, ARod had a chance to win, or at least tie the game, and he couldn’t come thru … again. We’re back to 2006 when we dreaded having Alex come up in a big spot. If he’s going to have these kind of up and down seasons, how can the Yankees count on him? He doesn’t have to hit 50 HR’s every year, but how about driving in guys when it really counts? In a big spot? Maybe he should only get paid $27 million EVERY OTHER year.

  710. UtilityMan August 30th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I remember watching this Bautista playing third for the Pirates last year against the Yankees….He was brutal in that 3 game series….Today…he saved the game.A-Rod hit it hard…and was just out at 1ST.
    6-2 lead has to be locked down..no question.

  711. Brandon (Alex get rid of the number 13 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST DO IT) August 30th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Arod could of actually made a “team” play and moved the runner over. He can do anything right? trying to do too much can hurt the team. Small ball is nice to have.

    There is no way you can small ball w/ Alex, no way whatsoever especially when it’s to win or lose a game. You just can’t. He hit it hard, I can’t explain how that ball found a glove I though groundball basehit as soon as he hit that, nowhere did it enter my mind GIDP on corner to corner. Nowhere

  712. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    So tomorrow we need to beat Halladay.

    It isn’t like he hasn’t been beaten this season. So Yanks have to step up and do it.

    Also, while I would have loved a sweep, I was thinking that if there was a game we could give away, it would be tomorrow. So that option just went away.

    GO YANKEES!

  713. I want Michael Kay's job August 30th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    “it was not a lazy cano play sometimes he just tries to be to smooth”

    Trying to be smooth? Hmmm that’s a smart move. Let me be smooth so the fans and all the players LOVE ME. Makes no sense. You think if he actually squared up and threw the ball correctly people would have said “that is not smooth at all”. You for sure don’t win games being smooth

  714. Redding August 30th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    How is Girardi to blame? He did everything right.

    - Didn’t panic and pull Rasner with a 4 run lead. He pulled him after he was in trouble. Bruney gave up the 2 run single, that was the back breaker.

    - Let Bruney start the inning, he gave up a hit, then brought in Marte to face the lefty, who he gave up the hit to.

    - Brought in Edwar to get the final 2 outs, and Edwar gives up the tie-breaking hit.

    What was he supposed to do? He can’t use MO for 5 outs every game.

  715. UtilityMan August 30th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    #33 Alex Rodriguez ThirdBase
    New Stadium——–New Number

  716. george August 30th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    there was probably a certain % of people booing A-Rod, and a certain % booing the ump’s call at 1B. probably mostly the latter.

    given the applause that the majority of the crowd gave A-Rod before the AB, the only people for whom the booing is meaningful are drunks, baseball morons who don’t understand line drives, and media hacks.

  717. CaptainsCorner August 30th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Cash and Girardi HAVE to talk with Cano and tell him that he better get his act together because his play is unacceptable. His bat has been nonexistent all year and his errors are absolutely ridiculous. There is a big difference between Jeter and Arod throwing a ball to 1st and throwing it away…it happens. But 99% of Cano’s “errors” are total laziness on his part. There have so many bad plays by Cano during the year and when are the Yanks going to stop this??!!! Not going after the ball in the 9th against the Angels!! When is it going to stop?!?!?! He is an absolute moron.

  718. dan 771 August 30th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    breaking news -

    ian kennedy has issued a statement from the scranton clubhouse with the following

    “it’s not a bad loss, it’s just one game” said kennedy. “i’m not too upset. the pen did a great job, a couple of bloops fell in but usually they are caught, they did fine”

  719. mel August 30th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Question: Does Edwar have a major league fastball?

  720. Brandon (Alex get rid of the number 13 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST DO IT) August 30th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    breaking news -

    ian kennedy has issued a statement from the scranton clubhouse with the following

    “it’s not a bad loss, it’s just one game” said kennedy. “i’m not too upset. the pen did a great job, a couple of bloops fell in but usually they are caught, they did fine”

    LOL :lol:

  721. Coach August 30th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Some of you are suggesting A-Rod should have bunted the runners up. NEVER should your #4 hitter do that. He is your RBI man. Even though A-Rod has not been productive in these situations this year, you still don’t do it with you #4 guy. If you played the game, you won’t suggest such a bad play.

    Cano’s play changed the game as soon as it happened. Yes, plenty of team will take him. That’s why you deal him and get a #1 starter. CANO MUST GO. I wouldn’t want a teammate like Cano “styling” all the time. I don’t recall Joe DiMaggio or Mickey Mantle ever playing the way Cano plays. HE MUST GO.

  722. JC in DC August 30th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    OK, if that wasn’t a lazy play by Cano, then it was a stupid play. You don’t win games by looking smooth, you win them by executing.

  723. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    hey i said nothin about it being right… im just saying thats his style and sometimes it is beneficial like the play on that bloop earlier ya gota take the good with the bad is all

  724. hank hal August 30th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    They sent the wrong guy to the minors.

    Cano is the one who needed to go down… what did sending the 4th OF Melky down accomplish? His replacement hasn’t played in 10 days.

    Cano is the one who needs the wake-up call. Was sending his friend down some kind of method of reverse psychology to make him play better? He has plenty of other friends up here– Abreu, Betemit, Veras, Edwar etc. so I doubt he cares much if Melky goes down.

    They tried to play the role of psychologist and failed. His friends are not the problem, he is. They used Melky as the scapegoat.

  725. Aardvark August 30th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Right. The Red Sox are the Mafia. They have their fingers in everything.

  726. Yanks R Us August 30th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Well that just about wraps it up. Boston wins tonight beating the team that is mascarading as the West division leaders.

    Halliday no hits us tomorrow and it’s off on the road to lose a few more. I’d say that we are looking at 20 games out by the end.

    but hey, it’s a transition year……right?

  727. BBB (replace umps with computers, replace Giambi with Miranda) August 30th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Yes pls, #33 for A-Rod next year!!! From one Miami sports legend (who never won it all) to the next (Mourning – who did win it all). Like you all have said, can’t hurt….

    anyway, now I’m really leaving this time. Have a good day everyone, or try to, don’t sweat Cano’s poor play because the sad fact is you know he probably aint sweating it himself. And remember, as much as this loss sucked, we didn’t learn anything about the 2008 Yankees today that we didnt already know before.

  728. Redding August 30th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Try Aceves out of the pen. He can’t be worse than this cast of clowns we are parading out there.

  729. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    guess im the only one who likes cano:(

  730. Brandon (Alex get rid of the number 13 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST DO IT) August 30th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Pete seriously pass it through Alex changed the number as a last ditch effort, start new, I mean as #13 this guy has been the most unluckiest guy in baseball on the field.

  731. Coach August 30th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    No you don’t have to take the good with the bad!

    Either you give 100% effort on every play or you don’t. CANO DOESN’T.

    They need to win EVERY game, and he “styles” on an automatic DP ball. CANO MUST GO.

    I TOTALLY hate to say this, but… would Dustin Pedroia flip a DP ball like that??? Don’t think I’ve ever seen him “style” EVER.

    CANO MUST GO!

  732. pat August 30th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Girardi

    Haven’t sen the replay but Cano’s style is smooth not lazy…A-Rod hit a bullet that’s all you want is for the ball to be hit hard… 2 feet to the left and Booby scores… This team will come out ready to play tomorrow

  733. steve August 30th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    brett myers has given up 8 hits in 3.1 innings, but only 1 run.

  734. UtilityMan(#33 for AROD in 09) August 30th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Well put BBB!

  735. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    “guess im the only one who likes cano”

    Not true. If you read through the posts I think some people felt that today was probably on Robby because of that error but there were also people supporting him in general and not getting ready to trade him because of it.

    You know how this forum goes.

  736. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Pete-

    Less than 750 comments on this game today. People with better things to do than watch/listen to Yankee fruitless baseball on a holiday weekend.

    Just came back from an A+ movie, Transsiberian with Woody Harrelson and Sir Ben Kingsley, A Hitchcock type thriller.

    Only about 18 hours left to mercifully waive Mike Mussina and trade him to an AL contender for a chance at 20 wins and a postseason berth. He deserves it.

  737. James (oh sweet jesus pavano is pitching well) August 30th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Rasner shouldn’t have been in at the start of the 7th…period!

    If Girardi is going to pull Carl Pavano after only 70 some pitches and 6inings and picthing a GREAT game..

    There is no way in H*** that Darrell Rasner should even be considered to start the 7th!!!!!

    A LOT of people are to blame…even Giardi!

  738. UtilityMan(#33 for AROD in 09) August 30th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Maybe AROD could switch to #14…oh thats right Betemit wont give that up.

  739. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    no YOU dont have to take the good with the bad… youll just focus on the negative and be misrable

  740. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I wonder if Girardi ever feels like backhanding Kim Jones. I know she gets paid to ask questions but geeze you think she could stay away from the dumb and obvious gnat-like questions.

    Also, I fear that she will descend upon Cano and Arod to rub in the loss a little more.

  741. maine August 30th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Trisha complaining about umpires. Some things never change. Forget that the yankees have a payroll 100 million bigger than the jays, and were playing at home. The umpires stole the game! Too funny. Worse. Loser. Ever. Child-like.

  742. pat August 30th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “Boston wins tonight beating the team that is mascarading as the West division leaders.”

    Who do you think the Sox are playing tonight?

  743. jj August 30th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Hey You Dope at third, Your Idol Marino never one a single thing. Find a new QB. Plenty of good number 12′s to choose from.

    You stupid Hack.

  744. CaptainsCorner August 30th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Ofcourse Girardi didn’t see the play but he is defending him already. Pathetic…Why doesn’t Girardi for once say let me see the play and I will talk to him depending upon what I see. I am sick and tired of hearing them cover up all of that idiots laziness. The worse thing that Cashman did was give him that contract. What in the world was he thinking?!! Now you sit him on the bench or send to him the minors and what does he care? He still has his $30m. You would think he is Babe Ruth the way they cover for him.

  745. S.A.-Can the Yanks win a game? Please? This offense is still offensive. August 30th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    guess im the only one who likes cano.

    I like Robbie, but he made one heck of a blunder today. :evil:
    Another game, another player to be frustrated with.

    They have all taken turns frustrating the hell out of us.

  746. j August 30th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    funny thing is that this game seemed a guarenteed win.

  747. JC in DC August 30th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    ohhh mo it’s cano! … I love Robbie, but it’s frustrating to watch him play sometimes. If the ball had eaten him up or taken a bad hop, you could understand, but this was as routine DP as you can get and he blew it. The loss wasn’t all his fault, but he put the Yankees into a position they didn’t need to be in and it all went downhill from there.

  748. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    all to well trisha im actullay addicted…..sigh

  749. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    “Trisha complaining about umpires. Some things never change. Forget that the yankees have a payroll 100 million bigger than the jays, and were playing at home. The umpires stole the game! Too funny. Worse. Loser. Ever. Child-like.”

    YAWN!!!!!

  750. Coach August 30th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    You don’t support a player (or teammate) that doesn’t support the team 100% of the time. He’s a dog. HE MUST GO!

    Get out!

    Again, if any of you have played the game competitive, you would/should feel the same as I do. I WOULD NOT want Cano on a team of mine.

  751. Bones 44 August 30th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Would Cano get us any of the following

    Troy Tulowitzki
    Cameron Maybin
    Matt Cain
    Dexter Fowler
    Matt Kemp
    Michael Brantley
    Jake Peavy
    Francisco Liriano
    Ervin Santana
    James Loney
    Matt Gamel

  752. soap August 30th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    What’s unfortunate is that Peter is the one who encourages the senseless ARod bashing. He sets the tone for the blog. I will ask this again – will you spotlight a blog I make advocating for, say, the trading of Derek Jeter? I mean, it would only be “fair” as you said, right?

  753. mel August 30th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    lol @ jj

    ‘never one a thing’?

    Talk about pot and kettle.

  754. Tank August 30th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Ponson vs. Verlander in the makeup game

    That should be fun.

  755. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    tru dat jc its all love on this end .. was a tough lost i have to throw some things after the dp and flyout…. just pillows though(this time) two pitches 3 outs hurts the insides

  756. YankeeJosh August 30th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    From watching at home, there was definitely loud booing at the end of the game. Was it all directed at A-Rod? At the team for the poor play the last few innings today? At the Umpire for the call at first? That’s up for interpretation.

  757. Brandon (Alex get rid of the number 13 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST DO IT) August 30th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Can the equipment manager just burn all the 13 jersey say it was a mistake, I mean how can we explain that play ? or the one in Baltimore..or the postseason..just lose the number 13 give it a try !

  758. JC in DC August 30th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I think the Yankees could get a lot for Cano on the trade market, but I don’t agree with trading a player that talented after one bad year. I know, it’s been a pretty bad year, and it’s not just the numbers, but you have to give him another shot next year. Maybe they handle him differently, maybe more like Larry Bowa did. If things don’t change then, then maybe he should follow Joe T. and Larry to L.A. I don’t think a Cano for Kemp, or Ethier, or Loney trade sounds that crazy.

  759. hank hal August 30th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    The beat writers should all retrieve off-the-record quotes about Cano after today’s game.

  760. geO [Mickie James Roast Beef] August 30th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Yankees HAVE to sell A-Rod if they want to go anywhere

    Rodriguez is a curse, all the teams he been in [all the good teams] they never make it.

  761. j August 30th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    no interview with cano?

  762. AZ Four August 30th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    They should ditch Kim and bring in Sam Ryan.

  763. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    i cant stand the media srr PA

  764. dan 771 August 30th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    did charleston qualify for the playoffs?

  765. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Well, fiddlesticks on this one.

    Tomorrow is a new day.

    It doesn’t feel real good though. I think that people who whine and complain should realize that most of us who don’t end up feeling as lousy after some of these games as you all do. We just deal with it differently is all.

  766. pecosmedidc August 30th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    it’s going to be a long winter

  767. dan 771 August 30th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    winter will be fun – favre and marbury

  768. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. August 30th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    My post should have read:

    It doesn’t feel real good though. I think that people who whine and complain should realize that most of us who don’t still end up feeling as lousy after some of these games as you all do. We just deal with it differently is all.

  769. Joe Schmoe 2 August 30th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    The more I watch A-Rod, the more I believe this. If Alex is making $30M per year, Albert Pujols should be making $40M per year. It just blows my mind how when they actually need a big hit, or they just need a sac to get a run in, he can’t do it. Sure, if it’s 14-3, no problem, you’ve got your homer or your double. But when they’re down by a run in the ninth inning, and there’s a man on, you’ve got your K or DP right there. It’s almost unbelievable how un-clutch this guy is. Crazy.

    And is it just me or is Cano the laziest man alive?

    They need a lineup of this:

    Damon
    Jeter
    Matsui
    Abreu
    A-Rod
    Giambi
    Nady
    Cano
    I-Rod

  770. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    yes i deal by taking a shot or packing a bowl. THis is a tough yr. I have never seen such bad luck. Maybe i should geta copy of the bad news bears. What happens at the end of that?

  771. YankeeJosh August 30th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Trisha,

    Kim actually knows a lot about sports. If you ever get a chance to listen to her on the radio or read her NFL columns, she’s quite knowledgeable. She’s just a terrible interviewer. Asks the most insipid questions, and I wonder if they are fed to her from YES orif she just doesn’t have the skillset needed for that.

  772. David Cone's Labrum August 30th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    anyone with a postgame recap?

  773. CaptainsCorner August 30th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I think the booing was definitely at the umpire for calling Arod out at 1st. The fans were hoping he would be called safe and frustrated because everyone knew that once he was called out now with 2 outs the game was over. Also from watching the replay Arod did not run as hard as he could right out of the box. He was looking at the 3rd baseman and when he was running he turned around to see if he would have a play..then he ran hard. That probably cost him being called safe at 1st.

  774. James (oh sweet jesus pavano is pitching well) August 30th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Listen people..

    I fully respect EVERYTHING that Derek Jeter has done and will keep doing for this team..don’t get me wrong!

    But people have got to STOP giving jeter a pass because he won 4 world series…Derek Jeter was one guy on those teams..just as Mo was, same with posada…Paul O’neill was a HUGE part of those teams..Tino was big…Scott Brosius always seemed to get big hits in big spots..Bernie Williams was a important part..Roger Clemens in 99 and 2000…Andy pitched in some Huge games.

    I’m not defending Arod…he has straight up sucked as of late in big spots and big games…but the bottom line is that in the last 8 years…he has won the sam amount of World Series that Derek Jeter has..

    ZERO!

  775. Alfred E. Kennedy August 30th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Edwar doesn’t have a fastball.

  776. ohhh mo its cano! August 30th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    true james… money aside it aint easy… he is a dam good bp and i would bet my peaycheck that if he was ona another team up at bat. mine and alla uz hart rate would increase….trust me

  777. Nick in SF but now in Santa Rosa and later in Berkeley August 30th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Sometimes you just have to eat your cap.

  778. j August 30th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    well it was mostly we will get them tommrow.

  779. Bronx Jeers / Doom & Gloom August 30th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Magic number dips to 22 after another ugly performance by our beloved underachieving Bronx Bombs. A red Sox victory tonight puts it at lucky 21.

    The offense may have put them in the hole but the pitching is doing its best to make sure they can’t climb out.

    Pettite vs Halladay. I’m sensing an unlikely win. Pettite’s due for a gem and Halladay takes a holiday from his usual yankee slaying self.

    Go White Sox.!

  780. mark007 August 30th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    marte has 3 losses already, meanwhile farnsworth is pitching lights out in detroit

    great trade cashman

  781. jennifer- I got your back Girardi August 30th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Um okay, when he first got there he blew back to back games, and almost blew a third.

  782. Thomo August 30th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Folks -

    this one is not on ARod – he hit the ball hard -but unfortunately right at someone. The bullpen is spent – hopefully JOBA and some AAA call-ups will help but they need to give these guys some time off.

    no team can win every year – they have had a great run – get over it, they are done.

    all that is left is to see what some of the young guys have to help make decisions for next year.

  783. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Less than 18 hours to mercifully waive Mike Mussina and try to trade him to an AL conteder, for a chance at 20 wins and a postseason playoff berth. He deserves it.

  784. Brandon (Alex get rid of the number 13 FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST DO IT) August 30th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    We need a new poll

    Should Arod change his number ?

  785. Joe Schmoe 2 August 30th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    I fully respect EVERYTHING that Derek Jeter has done and will keep doing for this team..don’t get me wrong!
    But people have got to STOP giving jeter a pass because he won 4 world series…Derek Jeter was one guy on those teams..just as Mo was, same with posada…Paul O’neill was a HUGE part of those teams..Tino was big…Scott Brosius always seemed to get big hits in big spots..Bernie Williams was a important part..Roger Clemens in 99 and 2000…Andy pitched in some Huge games.
    I’m not defending Arod…he has straight up sucked as of late in big spots and big games…but the bottom line is that in the last 8 years…he has won the sam amount of World Series that Derek Jeter has..
    ZERO!”

    How many hits did Jeter have today?
    How many game killing DP’s did he ground into today?
    What did he do wrong today?
    How many clutch hits has A-Rod had since becoming a Yankee?
    How many clutch hits and/or plays has Jeter made since he became a Yankee?
    What has A-Rod done for the Yankee franchise?
    How many stupid things has Jeter said to the media?

    That’s why people excuse Jeter, plus, he hasn’t done much to complain about in his time here.

  786. YankeesLuv August 30th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve had some time to think about it and calm down. Arod did hit that ball hard, not much you can do about it.

  787. James (oh sweet jesus pavano is pitching well) August 30th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Mark007,

    Farnsworth has a 4.76 ERA in detroit…that’s not even close to being lights out!!!!

    And marte wasn’t even involved in the Farnsworth deal..pudge was!

    Think before you post next time

  788. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    A-Rod is going nowhere. He’ll make millions for the Steinbrenners in packing fans into the new stadium at outlandish prices, so they can boo him!!!

    Honestly the only way I see A-Rod off the team is a 3 time drug suspension, or if he comes begging to management that he’ll do anything to get out of NY.

  789. Bronx Jeers / Doom & Gloom August 30th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    2 Questions.
    1.
    Does Rasner get the start Thursday or do we see a new face?

    2.
    On a scale of 1 to 10, how pathetic is it that I’m hoping
    that no team claims Carl Pavano off waivers?

  790. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut August 30th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Who bothers watching the post game. Girardi will tip his hat, and still show that he is clueless as a manager.

    The Yankee will only have a winning season when he is gone.

    There are 12 games that his poor management have blown. 12 games. Even with taking half that many as wins, it puts the Yankees in contention. But no, he believes in his guys. What a turd.

    Yeah, Rasner blew the game by loading the bases and then handing the steaming pile of poo to Bruney, but who left him in there?

    Girardi is a moron who deserved to fired from his last job and deserves to be fired from this one. Once the Yankees wake up to the fact that he can’t manage a game the Yankees will get back to winning.

  791. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut August 30th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Bronx Jeers, I would rather see Igawa pitching than Rasner.

  792. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Bronx Jeers

    Yes you’ll see Rasner again next week.

    Pathetic if you want Pavano back. Hope he’s claimed so we either get monetary relief or a player in return. Last nights game, he had 3-4 long flyball outs that might have gone out in other parks. Plus you want to pick up his 13M option, or negotiate a new 2-3 year contract?? Not me!!

  793. James (oh sweet jesus pavano is pitching well) August 30th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Derek Jeter is a legend…he’s going to have the most hits in Yankee Stadium’s history..

    All i’m saying is that in 2008 he needs to be held accountable just as Arod for this teams struggles!
    Jeter has 20 GIDP this year.

    I’m not saying that he needs to be boo’ed out of the stadium like Arod is…but he needs take some blame as the captain of this team…instead of saying the same thing in post-games everyday, after every lose “We have to start winning games”…thats a bunch of crap!

    Arod has taken the shots in the clubhouse all season and i think it’s time for Jeter to do the same!

  794. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut August 30th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Girardi needs to take the biggest shot, he hasn’t done much right. A monkey could manage better than he does.

    At least he believes in his guys. :roll:

  795. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut August 30th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Last year Torre had about 8 games that he blew because of his managing. This year Girardi has 12. Those 4 games different would be quite a bit right now, no?

  796. Bosox Bob August 30th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Anyone know the score of the Yankee game? My electricity is out…

  797. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    All time leader in AL GIDP- Cal Ripkin with 350-of course he played in every game. NL leader Hank Aaron with 305. AL single season leader-Jim Rice-36 with Boston 1984, and Rice led the league 1982 thru 1985.

    Jeter’s GIDP 20 could mean that he shouldn’t be batting 2nd and A-Rods 11 GIDP in month of August-a record for a month??

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