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Game 140: Yankees at Rays

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YANKEES (75-64)
Damon LF
Jeter SS
A. Rodriguez 3B
Nady RF
Giambi DH
I. Rodriguez C
Cano 2B
Ransom 1B
Gardner CF
Rasner RHP

RAYS (84-53)
Iwamura 2B
Upton CF
Pena 1B
Floyd DH
Aybar 3B
Hinske LF
Navarro C
Gross RF
Bartlett SS
Kazmir LHP

Darrell Rasner (5-9, 5.08) vs. the Tampa Bay hitters.

Scott Kazmir (10-6, 3.13) vs. the New York hitters.

Notes: The Yankees have won three straight and 5 of 7 overall. … Yankees are 9-5 against the Rays, 5-2 at the Trop. They have outscored the Rays 33-24 on their home field. … The team leaves tonight for Seattle and a night game tomorrow.

THE K MAN: Scott Kazmir is 3-4, 2.76 in 11 career games against the Yankees. In 11 innings this season, he has allowed two runs on eight hits, walked four and struck out 12.

RAZZLE DAZZLE: Darrell Rasner’s scholarship may be up soon. He’s 1-5, 6.20 in his last 12 games, allowing 80 hits (11 homers) over 61 innings.

RESTED AND READY: Mariano Rivera has not pitched since Friday, although he has warmed up a few times. He has not allowed a run in his last 8.2 innings. Great stat via Joel Sherman of the Post: Rivera has struck out 70 and walked 6 over 61.2 innings. That is a ratio of 11.67 strikeouts to every walk. If Rivera finishes at that rate, it would be the second best ratio for any pitcher who has worked 60 innings in a season since 1900. Dennis Eckersley had an 18.25 ratio in 1990 for Oakland.

A-ROD ROARING: Alex Rodriguez is 8 of 13 with seven runs scored, nine RBI and two homers on the road trip. His batting average has climbed to from .306 to .315. His season OPS of .999 is second in the AL to Milton Bradley’s 1.031.

EVERY DAY AN RBI: Jason Giambi has at least one RBI in eight straight games and 14 in the last 11. He has 87 on the season, three fewer than Rodriguez.

TAKE A SEAT: Jose Veras in his last 10.2 innings: 13 hits, 9 earned runs, 8 walks.

ROAD WARRIORS: The Yankees have won six straight on the road.

Back later with some updates.

UPDATE, 5:56 p.m.: Bobby Abreu hurt his left wrist when he slid into second base in the ninth inning last night. After trying to swing in the cage, he was scratched.

Brian Cashman said it was likely they would recall a player from AAA Scranton. The candidates would appear to be Justin Christian or Melky Cabrera.

UPDATE, 6:19 p.m.: Jeremy Bleich made his pro debut today. Baby Bombers.com has the report.

UPDATE, 7:12 p.m.: Via Brian Cashman, X-rays on Bobby Abreu’s wrist were negative.

UPDATE, 7:18 p.m.: The Yankees need to do what they did with Kazmir back on July 8: Work counts, drive up his pitch count and get him out after five innings. Kazmir threw 97 pitches over five innings in that game. He allowed two runs in a game the Yankees won 5-0.

Of course, Rasner needs to do his part and keep the game close.

UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: Rasner has allowed three runs on five hits in this inning – so far. The Yankees now have one of their 10 relievers up, Alfredo Aceves.

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: This is certainly a surprise that Rasner is coming out in the second inning. Rasner had been “throwing well” according to manager Joe Girardi during his pregame media session.

Rasner has now allowed 87 hits and 24 walks in his last 62.1 innings.

UPDATE, 8:28 p.m.: Aceves seemed like a good candidate to replace Sidney Ponson in the rotation. But maybe he’ll slide into Rasner’s spot assuming the Yankees are willing to make a change.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: So, the Yankees don’t have a hit. And they haven’t really come close to one, either.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Cody Ransom comes through. Of course he did, he’s a .600 hitter.

Wow, Brett Gardner looks overmatched at the plate against Kazmir.

UPDATE, 9:29 p.m.: Kazmir is done. 6 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts. He threw 98 pitches.

UPDATE, 9:38 p.m.: Gardner is 0 for 3 and struck out looking three times. Hard to get a hit unless you swing.

UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: A little breaking news for you. Brian Cashman has told the beat writers that Melky Cabrera will join the team tomorrow.

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716 Responses to “Game 140: Yankees at Rays”

  1. Andy In Sunny Daytona Beach September 4th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I was wondering how you could leave a guy with a .600 batting aveage out of the lineup.

  2. TurnTable September 4th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Laird = Shelly Duncan. Another all or nothing masher who hits .270.

    Need to stop overhyping prospects and letting kids in Low A who are 3+ years away dictate who we go after to improve the team next year. Remember we were penciling in Tabata as our RF’er for the next 15 years?

    Tex, Manny, CC, Sheets. That is all.

  3. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    No way! Girardi moved Giambi down a spot? I don’t believe it!

  4. A.B.K September 4th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Angels second baseman Sean Rodriguez actually struck out in the fourth inning on Thursday at Comerica Park on a 4-2 pitch.

  5. AZ Four September 4th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I actually like this lineup.

  6. Fredo Corleone September 4th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    “No way! Girardi moved Giambi down a spot? I don’t believe it!”

    Laura, Giambi’s been either benched or moved down the lineup pretty much everytime a lefty has pitched against the Yankees the last month or so.

  7. Coach September 4th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I like how Girardi managed the game yesterday. Pavano was in early trouble and despite the lead, Girardi TOOK HIM OUT! Tonight, if Rasner gets in early trouble, Joba should be ready in the 3rd if need be.

    Each game SHOULD BE PLAYED & MANAGED like it is the 7th game of the WS. No room for error.

    Let’s keep it going!

  8. A.B.K September 4th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Giambi’s third-inning double yesterday extended his streak to 8 straight games with at least 1 RBI, matching the longest streak in the AL this season. (Josh Hamilton had at least 1 RBI in each of 8 straight games, July 5-12). Giambi’s streak is the longest by a Yankees player since Jeter knocked in a run in each of 9 straight games in 2004.

  9. al arodien September 4th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Angels second baseman Sean Rodriguez actually struck out in the fourth inning on Thursday at Comerica Park on a 4-2 pitch

    i looked it over it was a 3-2 count!

  10. A.B.K September 4th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    The three starting pitchers the Yankees have faced so far on this trip — Justin Verlander, Matt Garza and Edwin Jackson — have combined to allow 15 earned runs on 22 hits in 10 total innings.

  11. trisha - I support Sidney Ponson and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Coach it sure looks like that’s how Girardi’s managing and should be managing. I’m with you. Let’s keep it going!

  12. 92-70 or better is our ONLY CHANCE ! LOL September 4th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    is 94-68 too much to ask ?….after we pull a wabbit outta our arse tonight and beat Kazmir….we only need to go…like…. 18-4 over the next 22 games to get there….GO, FIGHT, WIN ! LOL :-)

  13. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 4th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    “Dennis Eckersley had an 18.25 ratio in 1990 for Oakland.”

    wow… just wow!

  14. Joe Monte September 4th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Just pick up 4 games by Sept 26 when we have the final three games of the season at Fenway Toilet to have a slim chance of pushing a playoff game.

    If the Yanks win 2 out of 3 in Anaheim, then they have a shot.

  15. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    If only they’d done this last month…

  16. Andy In Sunny Daytona Beach September 4th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    “If the Yanks win 2 out of 3 in Anaheim, then they have a shot.”

    Maybe they should worry about the next 4 first.

  17. trisha - I support Sidney Ponson and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    The tough thing with 18-4 is you have to depend on your starting pitching and at the same time pray that you are not hitting one of the oppositions better starters.

    Not to say it’s impossible of course!

    ;)

  18. R-Tek September 4th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Francessa wants Joba in the pen next year

    He said a BP with Marte, Mo, Joba and the other young arms could be one of the greatest BPs ever and would change the way we manage games and approach the offseason.

    I guess he didn’t read the article where it said to START the year, not the whole year.

  19. Sea Net September 4th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    8-2 road trip is a must and if we win tonight, then 9-1 is the must.

    That is the only way we can get back into this, have to sweep series and sustain a long winning streak.

  20. Bryan (Yankees fan) September 4th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Fatcessa not reading up yet again

    “More on the Yankees moving Joba back to the bullpen next year where he should be like I said because of injuries”

    His producer must not have told him that if they do that they are going to stretch him out again BECAUSE HE IS A STARTER

    I love all this people are pounding their chest now and saying SEE I WAS RIGHT he should be in the bullpen because he got hurt

  21. Joe Monte September 4th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Yo Andy In Sunny Daytona Beach – Based on how bad they do against the Angels, I thought taking 2 out of 3 from them would be a good sign. Obviously, we have work to do over these next four games first, but they are going to sweep the Mariners this weekend, somehow some way.

  22. TKinDC September 4th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Bryan –

    Can you imagine how painful it would be to try to explain to Francessa the accepted process of developing young arms into a rotation?

    Brutal.

  23. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    TurnTable
    September 4th, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    Laird = Shelly Duncan. Another all or nothing masher who hits .270.

    Need to stop overhyping prospects and letting kids in Low A who are 3+ years away dictate who we go after to improve the team next year. Remember we were penciling in Tabata as our RF’er for the next 15 years?

    Tex, Manny, CC, Sheets. That is all.

    ___________________________________________________

    It’s obvious that you’ve never seen Laird play, or, any other minor leagu team, for that matter. If you had, you wouldn’t have labeled Laird as all or nothing. He’s also more than a .270 hitter. Nobody has advocated bringing him up, or, Jackson for that matter, unless they haven’t a clue..

  24. trisha - I support Sidney Ponson and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Is there anyone here who misses Melky and wishes he were back? I know I do – but absolutely understand our outfield and the need for all of them.

    But in a little while I am going to give you a link to the one picture I took last night – maybe tonight I’ll take a few more just so that you can see what McCoy looks like.

    :)

  25. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    “8-2 road trip is a must and if we win tonight, then 9-1 is the must.”

    Right now, we need to take it one game at a time. We can count the wins after wards.

  26. trisha - I support Sidney Ponson and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Laura I’m with you there. So much nicer taking it one game at a time. That’s really how I’m able to get so much enjoyment out of every season and also not get hung up on who looks bad for an outing. Tomorrow is another day.

    We can do our counting at the very end, yes?

  27. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Another loss with a Boston win would be a death knell.

    However, this time last year did anyone seriously expect the Rockies or Phillies to pay in October?

  28. Pinstriped Wilkes-Barrean September 4th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    “TK, if I emailed him, if I even got a response it would be a smart assed one. At least on here he owes it to his readers to be honest.”

    I think he owes it to his readers to ignore your silly questions altogether. I think giving you smart a** answer is going above and beyond his call of duty.

  29. Pinstriped Wilkes-Barrean September 4th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great to see Tampa collapse like the Mets did last year and miss the playoffs altogether? I think it’s still possible, they have a pretty tough schedule coming up.

  30. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    pinstriped, it wouldn’t be great because the Rays are a fun team to watch, but I’d be more than fine with it if it gets the Yankees to October.

    Would much prefer a Boston collapse…

  31. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 4th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    “Wouldn’t it be great to see Tampa collapse like the Mets did last year and miss the playoffs altogether?”

    only if it’s us taking over the AL East lead…

  32. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    “Wouldn’t it be great to see Tampa collapse like the Mets did last year and miss the playoffs altogether? I think it’s still possible, they have a pretty tough schedule coming up.”

    It would be better to see BOS collapse.

  33. TKinDC September 4th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Pinstriped Wilkes-Barrean -

    There seems to be much better leadership from the manager in Tampa than the Mets. And the Rays seem to be a lot more united as a team than the fiasco in Shea last year.

  34. tim boat September 4th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    of course A-Rod starts hitting as soon as these games no longer matter. kudos to all those who called that one.

  35. Dave D September 4th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Bleich pitched today for SI – 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.

    Had a rough first inning, then pitched 2 hitless innings with 3 Ks.

  36. Pinstriped Wilkes-Barrean September 4th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I’d much rather see Boston collapse too, but I’ll take whatever gets us to the playoffs.

  37. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    “of course A-Rod starts hitting as soon as these games no longer matter. kudos to all those who called that one.”

    You are assuming that he believes that as well. I don’t think he does.

  38. TKinDC September 4th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    “Bleich pitched today for SI – 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.

    Had a rough first inning, then pitched 2 hitless innings with 3 Ks.”

    Does anybody know if this means that his elbows is sound? SJ44 seemed to think that Bleich needed Tommy John surgery and the kid did miss time last season at Stanford with arm issues?

  39. Pinstriped Wilkes-Barrean September 4th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    “of course A-Rod starts hitting as soon as these games no longer matter.”

    I thought these were the games that mattered most…no?

  40. Fran September 4th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    The Yankees think that these games matter. They keep saying that they need to win every game. That sounds like pressure to me.

  41. Bryan (Yankees fan) September 4th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    TKinDC

    What do you mean?? Ever pitcher should go from throwing 100 innings in one year to 200 innings the year after

    What is wrong with that? Double the workload should do nothing to the arm

  42. A.B.K September 4th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    The three starting pitchers the Yankees have faced so far on this trip (Justin Verlander, Matt Garza and Edwin Jackson) have combined to allow 15 earned runs on 22 hits in 10 total innings.

  43. Fredo Corleone September 4th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    “I thought these were the games that mattered most…no?”

    Games that mattered most were last week. The Yankees really needed 2 of 3 minimum vs Boston. Those were 2 games swings. Had they won at least 2, they are only 5 out now and not on a respirator.

    Can’t unring that bell now, but not winning that series really took this thing out of there hands. It’s good that they’re winning, but winning ain’t enough anymore.

  44. Fredo Corleone September 4th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    *their hands

  45. Jeet Skeet September 4th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I have to agree with Bryan, there should be nothing wrong with it.

    Great Lineup by the way, girardi finally grew some balls to switch giambi and nady..amazing

  46. Mitch September 4th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Give me a break with Arod. He is hitting great now. The pressure is off. Of course the Yanks say they need to win every game. They are out of it. There is no pressure. Arod is the best hitter in the game when the game doesnt mean anything. Bum

  47. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    No organization with a lick of commom sense is going to double a 22 year old pitcher’s workload in one year.

  48. G. Love September 4th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Just looking at the schedule and the math, it seems totally impossible, but I can’t stop thinking that Boston and Tampa have 6 to play still against each other and we still have another 3 against Tampa at home.

    Even if Boston and Tampa split their six, we have a shot to make up games on Boston and get closer to that 3gb we need to be before the final series.

    Who knows what the real Tampa is. Are they the team we’ve seen this week or are they the team that’s been crushing the opposition most of the season?

    If Boston were to sweep Tampa and get into 1st and send them into a free fall, it gets interesting because we still have games with Tampa left.

    The fact of the matter is, the Yankees can’t afford to lose anymore games. I’m sure they know this. I don’t know how they can keep playing at a high level with this much pressure on them or maybe the pressure is finally off since they are sincere longshots.

    The way they’ve played this week is encouraging, but we can’t have one game where a starter goes out and gives the game up in the first 2 innings and ith the rotation we currently have, I’m not sure it’s realistic to think that can happen.

    That said, there’s still a chance. It’s just infuriating since this team really had their destiny in their hands last month and appear to have let it slip.

    My only regret is we didn’t get another veteran starter at the deadline.

    Washburn was pitching was well and may have raised his game after coming here. I think his non trade took the starch out of him for the rest of the season in Seattle.

    In the end, what Seattle was asking was astronomical. When it was Igawa for him it made sense, but taking on his money and giving anything else up was a bad idea.

    That said, I’d much rather have Washburn starting tonight than Rasner.

    I still it all goes back to the pre-season and the declaration that Hughes and Kennedy were ready. We still needed to bring on another veteran arm back then.

    I’m sure even the Generation Trey apologists would admit that one now.

    That’s a big part of the 6 game difference between us and Boston right now.

  49. Mike September 4th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    anyone read about this yet?
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/09.....127492.htm

  50. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    We didn’t take care of business in April and May, didn’t win games against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, etc…

    That’s what’s killing us now.

    Though it still amazes me that the Great Collapse occurred after we traded Kyle Farnsworth. What do you guys thing, was going 3-7 on that road trip going to happen anyway?

  51. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    “No way! Girardi moved Giambi down a spot? I don’t believe it!”

    Cashman must have finally told him to read this blog for answers. Wish Cash wasnt so selfish to keep it a secret for as long as he did. With all the gm’s here including myself. We would have the best record in the league today. Cashman,I want my monthly checks wired.

  52. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    You have to laugh at these wizards that decide that the pressure is off of Rodriguez so, now, he’s hitting over the last 3-4 games. The pressure is off of Jeter, too, and, he’s pretty much gone in the tank over the last 4 games, and, especially these two much needed Tampa games. His season hasn’t exactly been stellar.

  53. TKinDC September 4th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Sos 27 –

    You may be a GM, but I a Sofa Scout. And a damned good one :)

  54. TKinDC September 4th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    * I am a *

  55. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    “The pressure is off of Jeter, too, and, he’s pretty much gone in the tank over the last 4 games”

    GB,hello.. The games no longer matter. Mr.Clutch/November doesnt need to pad his stats. He will save his heroics till we make a strong run and get back in this.

  56. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Frank (NY): How come Brian Cashman isn’t getting any heat for letting the Red Sox get players like Paul Byrd and Mark Kotsay? Byrd is clearly an upgrade over Ponson, Pavano, Rasnar, Hughes, Kennedy etc and all it would have cost them was for them to pick up the rest of his salary. I think that move alone might have put the Yankees in a better position to compete in the WC than they are right now. Your thoughts?

    Steve Phillips: Even if the Yankees got those two, it would be unlikely for them to make the playoffs. I think Cashman made the right decision in not going berserk making deals. He added Nady and Marte in good deals, and at least Nady has been productive.Sometimes, you have to hedge your bets on considering trades, and the Yankees weren’t going to give up multiple pieces for Mark Kotsay. I think Cashman does a very good job, and he would be a major loss for the Yankees if they do not retain him. They’ve made the playoffs 12 out of 13 years, and pretty much everyone would take that. That is Brian Cashman, and the Yankees are lucky to have them.

  57. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Sam (Lake Bluff, IL): Steve, do you think the Yankees plan to have Joba begin in the bullpen again next season is a smart move?

    Steve Phillips: I understand why the Yankees want to start Joba in the bullpen next year, because if he starts the year in the rotation, he will end up logging far more innings than they would like. I think at some point, you have to let him go and just pitch. Ideally, I would send him to winter ball and let him pitch that to add some innings, then build upon that next year while keeping him in the starting rotation.

    Steve Phillips: I’ll take Joba on my pitching staff, whether he is a starter or reliever. But I would let him grow up in the rotation.

  58. Boooooo September 4th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Theres a 30% chance of winning with RAZZY DAZZY AND Sir Sidney

  59. Bryan (Yankees fan) September 4th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Jeet Skeet

    Where have you been?

    I have missed your intelligent posts

  60. Yankee Trader September 4th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    G. Love-

    Agree with your post, except Paul Byrd, who I wouldn’t want for 2009 is a FA, and was pitching better than Washburn at the time he was picked up, and is still pitching better than Rasner and Ponson , would have been a cheap signing. Also Mark Kotsay was a nice pick up for the Red Sox.

    I just think management felt they had done enough, and the players weren’t playing to their capability and contracts.

  61. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Uh oh.

    I actually agree with something Steve Phillips said. Do I lose my status as Yankee Fan?

  62. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    “Sos 27 –

    You may be a GM, but I a Sofa Scout. And a damned good one”

    TK-your hired. You wouldnt happen to know a good Monday morning third base coach or an Al Bundy “in my days” hitting coach or “i coulda made it if it wasnt for that rotator cuff injury in high school” manager do ya?

  63. kasey September 4th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    so good to see this team come around just in time to help boston win the division.

    i suppose this season could certainly be worse but, man, sometimes it hasn’t seemed that way.

  64. E-Man September 4th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    LOL at Girardi.

    He finally changes the lineup and gets Jason out of the 5 spot.

    Only 3 months too late.

  65. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Can it be that Cashman didnt go after Kotsay because The New Boss called it a year a couple weeks back and told Cash to turn off the lights on your way out? Why does everyone think Cashman is the only one that makes decisions for the Yankees? Let me remind you that this is the Steinbrenners team. Not his. We dont know what happens behind the scenes. Byrd sucked and so does Washburn. I would think he thought that Hughes would comeback and called it off on the 12th hour.

  66. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Rebecca – I was thinking the same thing…did aliens invade his body? How is Steve Phillips rational all of a sudden?

  67. G. Love September 4th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Yankee Trader — I definitely would have grabbed Byrd given the chance. It wouldn’t be about blocking Boston, it would have been about winning games here.

    That’s a head scratcher, especially given Cash was willing to trade a piece and eat Washburn money a few weeks prior.

    There’s been a lot of dubious decisions made this year with this team and what’s amazing is how many of them have gone completely wrong.

    The title of the yearbook/video for 2008 should be “Worst Case Scenario”

    That’s the theme of this season with the exception of a few bright spots like Mo and Moose.

    I don’t know how we win tonight with Rasner vs. Kazmir, but if we get to Kazmir early, anything can happen.

    I’ve definitely seen signs of piling on of hits and runs all of a sudden with this offense.

    Just cracks you up we do this against the team in 1st place.

    The other interesting part of the Tampa schedule is after the 10 games remaining against us and Boston, they still have 7 games against Toronto (3) and Minny (4).

    If we somehow swept them tonight, they could go into panic mode and pull a Mets like collapse.

    The last 2 series they play are Baltimore and Detroit, so they finish soft, but the next 2 weeks are a bit of a gauntlet for them.

    If I were a Boston fan, I’d feel pretty good right now about taking over the division.

  68. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 4th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Giambi hasn’t batted 5th the last few lefties we’ve faced. pay attention more.

  69. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Culpepper retires at 31.
    Who would have predicted he would call it quits that early a couple years back? So is it the reciever that makes the quarterback or the quarterback that makes the reciever?

  70. NYY Hunter September 4th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    We can’t hit Rays middle relief. JP Howell, Balfour, Brian Stokes, Gary Glover, Cassey Fossum etc, have all had great years this year, so we can’t use the “wear Kazmir our after 5 then get to the pen” strategy.

  71. chambliss September 4th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    “The Yankees think that these games matter. They keep saying that they need to win every game. That sounds like pressure to me.”

    What they say and how they feel are entirely different things. They know that they are out of it unless there is a miracle. As a result they are playing with a nothing to lose attitude, or at least so it seems.

  72. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Rebecca: “I actually agree with something Steve Phillips said. Do I lose my status as Yankee Fan?”

    We are taking it under advisement. :)

  73. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    “We can’t hit Rays middle relief. JP Howell, Balfour, Brian Stokes, Gary Glover, Cassey Fossum etc, have all had great years this year, so we can’t use the “wear Kazmir our after 5 then get to the pen” strategy.”

    You do know that Casey Fossum is now with DET, right?

  74. chambliss September 4th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    “The other interesting part of the Tampa schedule is after the 10 games remaining against us and Boston, they still have 7 games against Toronto (3) and Minny (4).

    If we somehow swept them tonight, they could go into panic mode and pull a Mets like collapse.

    The last 2 series they play are Baltimore and Detroit, so they finish soft, but the next 2 weeks are a bit of a gauntlet for them.

    If I were a Boston fan, I’d feel pretty good right now about taking over the division.”

    G. Love-the writing in on the wall with the Rays. They held on for a long time and have had a number of guys playing over their heads. They are ready to go into free fall.

  75. Jeet Skeet September 4th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Definitely rather watch the Giants tonight i dunno about everyone else

  76. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    What they say and how they feel are entirely different things. They know that they are out of it unless there is a miracle. As a result they are playing with a nothing to lose attitude, or at least so it seems.

    Whatever works.

  77. BBFan September 4th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    “LOL at Girardi.

    He finally changes the lineup and gets Jason out of the 5 spot.

    Only 3 months too late.”

    Really :)
    How long Nady has been on the team?

  78. DFox September 4th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    What did Steve Phillips actually say that can be taken seriously? This is like breaking news… Please do tell.

  79. BBFan September 4th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Why are people so scared of Kazmir?
    Yankees are one team who handled him well.

  80. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    With a last name of Balfour. I wouldnt take the bat off my shoulders. Just take your base.

  81. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    DFOX – I posted some stuff from his ESPN chat above…

  82. Doreen September 4th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    G. Love -

    Imagine that on the YES Network – 2008 Yankee Yearbook – the Year of the Worst Case Scenario.

    It’s definitely been that this year, to the nth degree. Also known as “everything that could go wrong did go wrong.”

    SJ44 yesterday said that the best thing that could happen to this team would be if it does not make the playoffs. And although it may be academic, I agreed with him to the extent that it would make whatever changes that needed to be made a little more palatable, I’ve been thinking about that statement.

    How can it ever be bad for a team to make it to the playoffs?

    Of course, you don’t want the Yankees to get all sentimental in the off-season if, for instance, Jason Giambi goes on a tear and drives in at least a run a game the rest of the way, or Carl Pavano reels off another 4 good (or good-ish, but won) starts. BUT – could you imagine a season where everything that could go wrong did go wrong ended in a World Series victory? Because we all know that once a team gets to the playoffs anything can happen. And it somehow seems that the less a team is favored to advance, the more likely it is to do just that.

    How could that be bad?

    You could easily say goodbye & thank you to Jason Giambi, et al. Happy goodbyes instead of sad what-coulda-shoulda-beens.

    I know, I know. Pipedreams. But what if?

  83. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    The Yanks haven’t handled Kazmir well, they won games against him because their team didn’t hit.

  84. Mark in Tampa September 4th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Doreen
    That is what happened to St. Louis in 06. That team won 83? games and then the Series

  85. Doreen September 4th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Mark in Tampa -

    Exactly!!! There is a precedent.

    (But I don’t want to be too hopeful)

  86. 26 World Championships September 4th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I love football but Yankees still come first.

  87. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    For whatever it’s worth, here’s the picture of Da Melk I took last night.

    http://i81.photobucket.com/alb.....DAMELK.jpg

    :(

    I do miss him being on the big club – no not his lack of offense, but his super D and just his being there as part of the club.

  88. Rich September 4th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    “The Yanks haven’t handled Kazmir well, they won games against him because their team didn’t hit.”

    true

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....yerId=5917

    3 year split- he oddly has very few starts against the yanks compared with the rest of AL East…

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....38;three=1

  89. Jeet Skeet September 4th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    These yankees don’t come first..Superbowl Champion Giants come first now

  90. 26 World Championships September 4th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Giants are garbage. Luckiest super bowl champ ever. Skins will woop them tonight

  91. Fran September 4th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I am a Yankees and Jets fan. Works out perfectly for me on Sunday – Jets play at 1 and the Yanks play at 4.

  92. Andrea September 4th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Trisha: that’s a really creepy picture.

  93. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Andrea – why so?

  94. Fran September 4th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Trisha – have fun at the game tonight. Take some more pictures if you can.

  95. Sara September 4th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Doreen,
    I agree with you but with the Yankee pitching staff, making it to the playoffs would be an embarassment! Imagine a starting rotaion of Pettite, Moose, Ponson, Rasner, Pavano in the playoffs??? what a joke! Guess they would only need 3 of those though as there is no way they’d make it out of the first round…AGAIN!

  96. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 4th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    “So is it the reciever that makes the quarterback or the quarterback that makes the reciever?”

    all depends on which qb/recievers. i can BS my way through lots of arguments to suit my needs. fun!

  97. G. Love September 4th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Doreen,

    In all honesty, if they somehow pulled a miracle and got into the post season, I still think they are going to change most of the team.

    The GM and the owners are incredibly frustrated by guys who take 1/2 the season off thinking they have plenty of time to wrap up the WC.

    I think everyone in the organization knows the culture has to change even if they do somehow squeak it out.

    That said, I really think the pressure is on Tampa right now to close this season out.

    I think Boston nipping at their heels with 6 left to play has got to have them nervous. If they fall out of 1st place, it’s not that far to keep falling.

    Still, this Yankee team has to win every day.

    Somehow, I feel that if we start to really get close again, we’ll see the team from last month again and not the team of this week.

  98. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 4th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    great pic trisha!

    “Giants are garbage. Luckiest super bowl champ ever. Skins will woop them tonight”

    someone bitter? ;)

  99. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Fran, thank you so much for always being willing to hang out with me and validate my fun!

    I will definitely take pictures tonight.

    I have a few other close ups of Yankee players from games I’ve gone to. I’ll put up the links for those also in case you want to see them. It’s obviously much easier to get close ups when you go to the “baby” parks.

  100. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks Saucy! I really thought it was a pretty cool pic myself. The stands aren’t field level so that’s about the best shot I could get.

  101. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 4th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    it’s cool! the best minor league photos i have are of Jeff Karstens warming up. maybe a week or so before he was traded. :|

  102. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    “i can BS my way through lots of arguments to suit my needs. fun!”

    saucy,
    Didnt get your comment. I wouldnt think that you of all people were trying to bang on my posts. Were ya?

  103. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Just found out that Los Angeles used to be called way back when “El Pueblo Nuestra Senora la Reyna De Los Angeles De Porciuncula”. Here we thought the Halos name was long.

  104. Doreen September 4th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    G. Love -

    I sure hope that even if they pull off the miracle of miracles (baseball-wise, that is), that they still go on with the changes that need to be made. That’s why I said, they could say, “Thanks and Bye to Giambi, et al.”

    Heck, if they could at least last long enough so that Septmber is energized and not a month where you’re (we’re) just watching games because they’re there, I’d be okay.

    If they win today and today and today and today, it doesn’t sound quite as bad as having to win every day. Same result, but different, more precise focus. Perhaps I’m giving them more credit or optimism that is deserved, but despite the way the season has gone, I don’t believe this team has no heart or pride at all.

    It may (and probably will) all come down to what Sara said, and that is, the pitching rotation may just not be up to it. But even Rasner and Ponson have given quality starts.

    I know it’s a huge, hughe maybe, what if, and, like I said before, a pipedream.

  105. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 4th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    sos, if i like the quarterback, he makes his recievers. if i don’t like the qb, the recievers make him…

  106. Jeet Skeet September 4th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    hey 26 world champs..sounds like someone is a little upset that his team couldnt win the SB last year…let me guess..pats fan?

  107. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    “sos, if i like the quarterback, he makes his recievers. if i don’t like the qb, the recievers make him…”

    Heres a tough one for you. What if its Moss and Brady and you dont like any of them? And you also hate the coach.

  108. pat September 4th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Doreen

    Changes are long overdue. If not for A-Rod and Posada’s insane years last year, the Yanks would have been where they are right now 12 months ago. So it’s really been at least 2 years that this team has the issues that are now so obvious.

    Dreaming isn’t a bad thing. Everyone needs an escape from reality now and then.

  109. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 4th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    easy, Moss made Brady last season, and others made him in prior years. have to go with the rental player, not the NE franchise guy…

    meanwhile, Peyton made Harrison and Wayne.

    i’m going home now, and quitting while i’m ahead (i think)

  110. steve September 4th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    my sources are telling me that we have a “chance” to pull out a win tonight.

  111. V September 4th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Rasner is a #2 next year.

  112. AJ YANKS September 4th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I agree

    Wang
    Rasner
    Joba
    Hughes
    Kennedy

  113. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    “I agree

    Wang
    Rasner
    Joba
    Hughes
    Kennedy”

    Wheres Igawa? The only #2 that Rasner will be is a second part of a trade. See 08 Karstens.

  114. Tyler September 4th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    When was the last time Betemit got an AB?

  115. 2008 Yankees September 4th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Abreu being hurt today is a good thing since he needs a day off anyway, let’s just hope it’s only a 1 game thing. Having Gardner against Kazmire is no advantage but it might be good to give Damon a break in CF anyway since I’m SURE there will be some SHOTS being sent out there tonight and Gardner can run them down a little better than JD.

  116. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    …Erp. Bobby might have been the one guy we rreally couldn’t afford have gotten hurt.

  117. pat September 4th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Gonna get a chance to see if all the early bunting BP with Brett has paid off.

  118. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    I am not even a Giants fan and I am amped for football in about an hour. I am not going to be in here during the action so fill me in upon my return.

  119. R-Tek September 4th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    As a Giants fan, I’m so nervous for tonight. For some reason, home games against average teams scare me. I always think some fluke thing will happen like 2 tipped INTs returned for TDs or 2 punts returned for TDs or a missed tackle which turns a 5 yard loss into a 95 yard TD run or a missed chip shot FG which comes back haunt you or something crazy like that.

  120. Heartbroken September 4th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Hi,

    I am a loyal reader since 2006. First time posting, but have benefited from your lively discussions many times (as well as Pete’s first-hand reporting).

    As heartbroken as it may be to watch one of the final games, I decided to visit the Yankee stadium for the first time in my life, before it becomes history. If anybody has extra tickets for 09/15 or 09/16, would you please let me know? I need two tickets, because I am dragging my boyfriend along (who, unfortunately, is a Cubs fan, but will gladly see Yanks beat the White Sox).

    BTW, you guys have no idea how hard it is to be a female Yankee fan in Chicago. Red Sox fans easily outnumber Yankees fans here. And I am regularly teased or harassed by co-workers, strangers in a sports bar, etc … I always vigorously defend the Yanks. You guys don’t know how lucky you are!

    (We also would appreciate recommendations of an authentic Yankees bar, where we can engage in some Yankee talks, and soak in the atmostphere. It can be near stadium, subway stops, or in Manhattan, where we would be staying).

    Go Yanks!

  121. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Here’s a great interview with Jim Abbott on the Dan Patrick show talking about the no-hitter:

    http://tinyurl.com/Abbot-on-DP-Show

  122. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    …Erp. Bobby might have been the one guy we rreally couldn’t afford have gotten hurt.

    I concur.

  123. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Pat, I don’t know what happened to Gardner’s bunting skills, because he did just fine when I saw him in 2006 for Tampa. I saw him try to bunt twice thisyear and it was like he never heard of bunting. Jeter, Cabrera and Cano all need lessons. Jeter used to be very good about sac bunting and bunting for base hits…two completely different styles. Now on sac bunts, it’s as if he’s trying for hits more than sacs. I doubt that Cano has ever been taught how to bunt at all. The best bunter on this team is Justin Christian.

  124. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Alright, I need a list of all the commies. Er, Jets & Giants fans.

    Jets:
    Rebecca

    Giants:
    TK
    Brandon

  125. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Giants fan. Go Big Blue! :D

  126. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Bobby hurt? Um, that’s not good. :(

  127. rover September 4th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Imagine that 140 games into the season and Joe G finally realizes it is possible just possible that a three hundred hitter who is capable of 20+ dingers may just possibly just possibly may be more efficient that a 250 hitter who hits 20+ dingers. Finally Joe, it just has to be tried. No doubt Joe G. reads the blog.

  128. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    An Angel struck out on a 4-2 pitch today. :)

    I they had strong fundamentals. :P

  129. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    “Jets:
    Rebecca

    Giants:
    TK
    Brandon”

    Colts:
    S.o.S.
    Your name here

  130. back bench September 4th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Are Paul Byrd and CC Sabathia friends, by any chance?

  131. pat September 4th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    mel

    G-Men fan here.

  132. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    ^thought

    Ocho Cinco will have his new name on his jersey. For those who can’t read, it’ll be written in numbers, too.

  133. pat September 4th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    GB

    With Gardner’s speed I thought it was a given that someone somewhere had taught him how to sac bunt or especially bunt for a hit. Hearing the YES guys say he had been out early working with Girardi and the coaches on bunting and slap hitting since he came back was surprising.

    Being 34 and out of practice at it is probably what happened to Jeter.

    Spring Training ’09 should be Camp Fundamentals rather than training for the Marathon like it was this year. Conditioning is important but it didn’t seem to limit the injuries this year and strong fundamentals from all might have been able to help them overcome the injuries of some.

  134. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Jets:
    Rebecca

    Giants:
    TK
    Brandon
    R-Tek
    pat
    SA

    Horse Dung:
    S.o.S. (President of the Peyton Manning fan club)

  135. melissa (i still love Cano) September 4th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Colts all the way!!!

  136. back bench September 4th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    “Though it still amazes me that the Great Collapse occurred after we traded Kyle Farnsworth. What do you guys thing, was going 3-7 on that road trip going to happen anyway?”

    Rebecca -

    What is the team’s record with I-Rod catching?

  137. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    “Ocho Cinco will have his new name on his jersey. For those who can’t read, it’ll be written in numbers, too.”

    Why would he have his name twice on his back? Maybe a x2 would suffice. Maybe faded behind the first numbers.

  138. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    mel; I think Al from BK is also a Jets fan, and jennifer too

  139. DisabledMess September 4th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Who do you watch? Giants or Yankees? or both?

  140. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Rebecca, lol. Feeling a little lonely?

    Jets:
    Rebecca
    Al (where in the world is BK?)
    jennifer

    Giants:
    TK
    Brandon
    R-Tek
    pat
    SA

    Colts:
    S.o.S. (President of the Peyton Manning fan club)
    melissa

  141. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    back bench: I’m not sure. Maybe check Baseball Reference?

  142. Dave D September 4th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    G-Men

  143. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    mel: not in the slightest!

  144. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    “Horse Dung:
    S.o.S. (President of the Peyton Manning fan club)”

    That does it. I will never have a football conversation with you again. Are you affraid to add your name

    Cheatriots
    mel
    Peter

    Dont be ashamed. O.k. maybe you should be.

    Welcome Mellissa.
    Go Colts!!

  145. S.o.S.27 September 4th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    mel,
    saucy is a G fan as well. Dont you remember. It was his good luck Manning jersey that won it for them.

  146. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I heard Costas saying that the big production they’re going to show tonight is the brainchild of Madden. Football always just kind of started. No fanfare unlike baseball where Opening day is a big deal.

    So, that’s why there’s the Thursday game and lots of hoopla.

  147. pat September 4th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    WARNING:
    No Sox game tonight so troll drive-bys could be likely.

  148. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    And the rightful champs graciously allowed the Giants to host the big opener. :)

  149. pat September 4th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    “And the rightful champs graciously allowed the Giants to host the big opener.”

    Go with that if it helps.

  150. mel September 4th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    ^^^

    pat,

    A troll’s already stealing your identity.

  151. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Go New York Football Giants!

    Big Blue!

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeee-Men!

  152. RSM September 4th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    GIANTS fan.

    Aren’t all Yankee fans required to be Giant fans, and all Met fans supposed to be Jet fans? Makes sense to me!

  153. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    BK = Burger King. Al likes to have it his way.

  154. BBB September 4th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    So anyone else ditching the Yankee game for the Giants tonight? In my defense I am visiting my cable-less friend in Philly, and don’t feel like spending $$ at a sports bar, so no choice but to listen to the G-Men online on the Fan. I’ll Gameday the Yankees also but am counting on this blog to keep me updated otherwise.

    Nice to see the X-Man batting cleanup vs a tough lefty, and I know a sweep is unlikely but man would it be a slice of heaven if it happened.

    Meanwhile, the Dolphins are my AFC team, so it’s gonna hurt seeing JT playing for the Skins, but he is goin down!

    Go Yankees and Go BIG BLUE!!!!

  155. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    RSM: Not in my family!

    Okay, so I’m a black sheep among my immediate family members, but my grandmother and cousins are die-hard Jets fans.

    Of course, they like everyone but the Yankees and my immediate family and I are die-hard Yankee fans…

    My head’s spinning.

  156. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Score is 0-0, but Laptops is throwing a no-hitter. I thought he was an mlb ace. What’s he doing in AA?

  157. BBB September 4th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    “WARNING:
    No Sox game tonight so troll drive-bys could be likely.”

    lol, I would not be trolling during the opening game for the WORLD CHAMPION GIANTS if I were them!!!

    18-1 yo!!!

  158. LYPD September 4th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    *********** I Hate Football. ************

  159. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Strahan, suit up! PLEASE!

  160. pat September 4th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    mel

    Nope. That snarkiness is all me. :smile:

    Got to go watch the Gints tonight but we’ll be flipping back and forth and refreshing often to keep track of the Yanks.

    Go Raz!! Go Yanks!!

  161. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Pat, gotta agree about Jeter. I remember years ago, when Rizzuto was on some interviews with YES/MSG, he was bragging on and on about Jeter’s bunting abilities, both sacs and hits. Even his base running has slipped. Not just his steals going down, but, his judement has changed. He’s made more mistakes in the last two years than he has in the previous 10, or, so it seems. That last stolen base was a good example. That was ugly, regardless of the outcome.

    You’re correct about the lack of good fundamental baseball coaching. That seems to be the perfect job for willie Randolph….bunting and base running. The one most fundalmentally sound player on that team is Damon, although from the few times I’ve seen of Christian, is extremely sound in all areas of the game.

  162. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    I’d rather see Strahan start the game in Tampa than Rasner.

    Um, but of course I have confidence in the Yankee hurler.

    Go Ras.

  163. LYPD September 4th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    *********** I Hate Boston. ************

  164. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    See, when injuries aren’t bad you know right away–x-rays are negative, etc.

  165. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Let’s go Giants -4!!!!!

  166. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    ***judgement***

  167. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Just logging in after the dinnertime chores. Two thoughts. Abreu hope he’s okay, but file it in the everything that can go wrong has gone wrong category. Just when they’re on a roll, some one gets hurt, even if it turns out to be minor.

    Second thought. I watched Kim Jones interview Maddon. Gee I hate it when I actually like the manager of the opposition. What a well-spoken (and attractive) man.

  168. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Bid deal, it’s not like he caught it with his helmet.

  169. Blue Bleeding September 4th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    G-men put 1st score on the board.

    Giants – 7

    ‘Skins – 0

  170. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    TD Eli!

  171. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Mel -

    Laptops is pitching for AA? Vs. Trenton? Why did I assume he was in AAA?

  172. chris September 4th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    wow, “after dinnertime chores”, this early?

    Dinner time isn’t until 10 PM for me. and I’m on a normal 9-5 work schedule

  173. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Well, at least we made him throw a lot of pitches!

  174. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Chris -

    Yeah, we do early dinners. :)

  175. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Why is Giambi swinging at 1-0 when two batters were walked in front of him?

  176. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    About the only good thing about that inning is Nady’s walk, Alex’s stolen base, and Kazmir spent 24 pitches.

    They need to keep working him because he’s going to settle down and they don’t need to help him.

  177. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Why indeed, Timmy, why indeed…

  178. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Doreen,

    Yes. The sandbaggers.

    Dinner? I just ate lunch. :lol:

  179. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Just to annoy you, Timmy. Giambi knew you were watching and wanted to see your response.

  180. Fredo Corleone September 4th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Wow, the Skins are really bad. No QB, no receivers, and no d-line.

  181. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    If Rasner has a problem, it’s giving up two strike hits. Not concerned with that walk except that he was ahead. At times, he throws too many predictable strikes.

  182. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    mel -

    Do you sleep??????? :)

  183. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Not really worried about Daryl’s pitch count, because under no circumstances should the Rays be seeing him a 3rd time through.

    But don’t freaking walk people, Daryl!

  184. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Robbie, not cool.

    Looks like niether pitcher can find the strike zone.

  185. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    He succeeded, I’ll be sure to send out an angry letter in the mail tomorrow.

  186. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    The smooth jokes are getting too cheap and easy.

  187. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    great – now get back to it, bats!

  188. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Well, that last play was pretty smooth.

  189. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Jacobs is a beast!

  190. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Not making excuses, and, yes, he could have made the play, but, not necessarily should have, but, that ball was hard hit and when it skipped, it changed directions.

  191. Yankeefanfoev13 September 4th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    The Skins’ are pathetic, did you see their safety get trucked?

  192. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    NYG 10-0 lead

  193. Charles September 4th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    This is sorta off-topic, but anyone else in the NJ-Comcast viewing area getting peeved over how, during an inning change, the first 2 seconds of a commercial (usually one of the Ford Jeter ads) begins, then abruptly gets cut off by another commercial? Happens every single time during a commercial break. Comcast is so very terrible…I wish they would get their act together. It’s annoying.

  194. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Uh, I-rod. We like to take pitches in New York.

  195. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    not liking these quick abs AT ALL

  196. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Mel -

    OMG – I just finished saying to my husband – didn’t Pudge get the memo about taking pitches. Too funny.

  197. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Does a 4 pitch walk count as a quick at bat?

  198. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    The bottom of this lineup is pretty unimpressive. A big difference from the last 2 days. The top 2/3 is going to have to do the work tonight.

  199. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Rebecca -

    Well, at least it extends the inning.

  200. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Rebecca – it’s better than these onsie, twosies…and at least it doesn’t result in an out

  201. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Is Gardner ever going to swing at a pitch by a left hander?

  202. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I would take Ransom over Betemit for next year’s utilty player. If that was Betemit at bat, he would had stuck out.

  203. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Kazmir needs to give up on the ‘stache.

  204. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    you all are gonna crucify me for this, but I’d rather see some JC up there than Gardner.

  205. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Doreen,

    Look at who got 4-pitch walks. Nady and Ransom. Looks like Kazmir got the memo.

    BTW, Jets or Giants?

  206. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Nope GreenBeret, he’ll stand there with the bat on his shoulder for the rest of the season just to annoy you.

  207. mel September 4th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    lol. If Collins doesn’t get the job done, we might see Brennan.

    Campbell is so ineffective.

  208. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    so is Johnny Damon today’s Eric Hinske…just keep hitting them out there?

  209. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Can’t we put Joba in for a few innings? Or Aceves? Or…?

  210. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Giants by default Hubby likes Giants). I’m a loosy-goosy football fan. And if the Jets got into the playoffs I’d probaby root for them except if it hurts the Giants.

    They spent so much time replaying the spring training stuff, I have no idea what’s going on. How did 2 people get on base with no outs????

  211. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    nick: I’d be all for that…

  212. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Wow, bullpen up please?

  213. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Uh oh

  214. terry from NH September 4th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks Girardi for sending these bums Rasner and Ponson out there to kill any sort of consistency this ballclub has..

  215. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Rebecca – that’s my line :)

    Yes – who is warming in the bullpen???

  216. Tony September 4th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Joe has to make this stop right now. You have plenty of bullpen pieces, can’t let this get out of reach. He should of pulled Rasner after the gross double. This is do or die

  217. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Terry -

    Who would you have pitched tonight?

  218. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    NOT TO JINX ANYTHING: this past 2 games, we won after the Rays scoring first.

    WARM UP THE PEN ALREADYYYYYY!!!!!!

  219. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Christ Girardi, get someone up. Anyone.

  220. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I’m sure that was Girardi’s goal: kill any consistency.

    Why does he hate the Yankees so?

  221. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Who would you have pitched tonight?

    Alfredo Aceves or Phil Coke, if he didn’t pitched last night.

  222. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    and who else is supposed to start these games if not Rasner and Ponson – the manager doesnt put the players on the team…you might want to ask Cashman about that…

  223. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Man, Rasner sucks!

  224. panayioti September 4th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    over/under before Girardi pulls Rasner?

    How many runs makes the game out of reach.

  225. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Bullpen…I say go to Joba and slow this all down

  226. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Rasner is close to hitting rock bottom. If he pitches any worse, he’s going to be adopted as a favorite player by… well, you know.

  227. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    panayoti: It should be four, but with Girardi it’s usually six or seven.

  228. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    i’m not watching on tv – is anyone warming in the bp??

  229. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Get him outta there

  230. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    It’s a rough choice to bring in Geise, because he’s the same type of pitcher as Rasner, but, with better location on the strikes. This game might be over in a hurry if they don’t get out of this inng quick.

  231. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    THANK YOU.

  232. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Forgot that Aceves was out in the pen.

  233. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Is it too late to just leave Radner in tampa when the Yankees fly home???

  234. terry from NH September 4th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Doreen, I can’t understand how Rasner has earned the right to even still be in the rotation?? Aceves could at least be thrown out there. At least he is a secret to the Rays. Rasner is predictable and has no right to be there. How about Giese???

  235. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    If he pitches any worse, he’s going to be adopted as a favorite player by… well, you know

    LOL :P

  236. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    i’m not watching on tv – is anyone warming in the bp??

    Aceves is..

  237. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Well, Coke did pitch last night, but even if he didnt I wouldn’t have started him against the Rays. Aceves maybe, but I understood that they were only going to use him out of the pen.

    Anyway, Aceves might be in this game soon enough.

    Rasner is someone you want to succeed because he gives it his all, but he just doesn’t have it – not enough of the time, not consistently.

  238. panayioti September 4th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    they are playing well. Girardi needs to stop the bleeding now and go to the pen.

    Sometimes his lack of managing is more a negative than the lack of situational hitting.

    It is not like he is seeing something new from Rasner.

  239. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Time to get rasner out ASAP

  240. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    “Is it too late to just leave Rasner in tampa when the Yankees fly home???”

    I think they all leave the stadium together on a bus so he’d know something was up.

  241. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Well, Coke did pitch last night, but even if he didnt I wouldn’t have started him against the Rays. Aceves maybe, but I understood that they were only going to use him out of the pen.

    Coke is a lefty, Girardi would had countered the Rays’ lefty lineup.

  242. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    terry from NH -

    I don’t think it’s that he’s earned it so much as there’s no real alternative.

  243. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Don’t laugh, S.A., it makes you complicit and it only encourages me.

  244. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    GET HIM OUT JOE

  245. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Wow Radner just needs to go.DFA or outright release. Pathetic. Can the Yanks come back from this? The Rays should send Razz a gift basket as a thank you for extending their batting practice.

  246. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks, Ed…

  247. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Doreen: Rasner might do very well in the NL

  248. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Oh this is not good.

    Not good at all!

  249. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Do we think Rasner’s disgusted with himself this time too…

  250. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    that’s too bad. I would think razz would know somethings up by now.

  251. terry from NH September 4th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    When teams bat .300 against you then it’s time to give it up. He should never be considered for another start. Heck, i’d take Ian if and when the playoffs end for Scranton. This is just stupid. Mo is rested since last Friday, but what is then sense in using him if it’s 10-0??

  252. bruce September 4th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    we shouldn’t of traded karsens,olendorf,tabata and the others whoever they were.the yankees could of used them to help and as valuable trade chips.

    now we ars stuck with 2 one year rentals who will wan’t big bucks.

    tabata has to be traded for a good young pitcher,center fielder or first baseman not two players that were not needed.

    that is not how you rebuild a team.

  253. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Wow Radner just needs to go.DFA or outright release. Pathetic. Can the Yanks come back from this? The Rays should send Razz a gift basket as a thank you for extending their batting practice.

    wait till the offseason for Rasner to be released..this should be the last straw for him.

  254. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Rebecca -

    Yeah, maybe. But obviously not here. I wanted him to do well, but wishing doesn’t make it so, as they say.

  255. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    That missed pitch for ball 3 really hurt. Rasner can’t afford to get squeezed.

    Ugly feeling that Floyd will put the slug on one of the first two pitches by Aceves.

  256. pat September 4th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Score please.

  257. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Rasner needs to be DFA’d, or bullpen’d at the very least

  258. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    If the Yankees let Rasner pitch next week, they are insane.

  259. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    good luck aceves getting out of the abyss Razz put the yanks in.

  260. doslobo38 September 4th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Man I hope Abreu is going to be alright and back in the lineup next game. The Yankees cannot afford to lose him now. Abreu has hit 63 for 179 with 23 walks (that’s .352 with a .426 OBP) since the allstar break!

  261. terry from NH September 4th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Doreen, there is an alternative and he’s coming into the ballgame now. Too bad he inherits a bases loaded jam down 3-0. That isn’t a good way to build a guys confidence unless he gets them out of this jam.

  262. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    We’re all up in Girardi’s grill about Ponson’s next start, but replacing Rasner is really job #1.

  263. Ray September 4th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    There’s nothing like an exciting postseason nail-biter.
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_louaaa_1

  264. bruce September 4th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    let’s go ace,go get em.

  265. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    aceves with the nasty K on floyd

  266. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    That curve is wicked.

  267. Bad Scooter September 4th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I mean seriously, how many times is Girardi going to keep running Rasner and Ponson out there? Unreal.

  268. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    god bless ye aceves

  269. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    “We’re all up in Girardi’s grill about Ponson’s next start, but replacing Rasner is really job #1.”

    I agree. I’d go with Ponson in the rotation before Rasner.

  270. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    grrrrr

  271. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Holy bovine, can we get out of this inning?

  272. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Okay, let’s see if this team is really any different. Can they come back 5 down? Without Abreu and Matsui in the lineup?

  273. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Hopefully, Kazmir is getting stale on the bench during this and will come out out of sorts.

  274. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    At least Ponson has a track record of fooling people.

    Sure, most of them were General Managers, but still.

  275. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    maybe Coke would had pitched to 2 lefties.

  276. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    sheesh – I need a break from this game. Can they please get out of the freakig inning and gets some runs on the board – you would think Kazmir’s ripe for the picking with all that time off

  277. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Nick in SF -

    That was bad! ;lol:

  278. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Well we did come back from 5-0 against Lackey…

  279. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    well…lets start with a HIT next inning please. We have none

  280. terry from NH September 4th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    How is bringing in Aceves in this situation a good thing? He was set up to fail! Nothing for his confidence can be good out of this. Stupid, stupid Joe!! Should’ve just started him over Rasner!

  281. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Does anybody remember that game several years ago against TB? Sweet Lou was still the manager. The Yankees were getting blow out by some ridiculous score in like the 5th inning. I think it was like 12-3 Rays. We ended up winning the game 21-9 or something like that. That was truly back when TB sucked! Ah, the good ‘ol days!

  282. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    After letting Kazmir off the hook in the first inning I doubt they’ll come back. But anything is possible.

  283. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 4th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Well we did come back from 5-0 against Lackey…

    wasn’t it because of the errors? i forgot.

  284. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    i’m turning to the football game – and i’m not even a football fan

  285. yankeenate September 4th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    why does girardi say junk like ‘rasner has been throwing well’. he has a decent outing for every 5 starts. i don’t get how the Yankees don’t have somebody(ies) that can provide a better outing than Ras…he just really isn’t that good.

    but if we trade him, he’ll suddenly become a pitcher

  286. Alvaro Fernandez September 4th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Pete, you do really have a thing against Girardi. What did you expected Girardi to say? “Rasner has been awful lately and we really have no other alternative. Lets hope the baseball gods help us out.” Again, showing no confidence like Clueless Joe did? Please, ask your transfer to cover the Dodgers.

  287. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    We let Lackey off the hook, too.

    but we need to get out of this inning first.

  288. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I think it was like 12-3 Rays. We ended up winning the game 21-9 or something like that. That was truly back when TB sucked! Ah, the good ‘ol days!

    excuse but how did they get -3 runs? ;)

  289. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    J. Campbell has not even completed a pass yet for the skins.
    0 for 3

    Yikes

  290. ‪ September 4th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    *yankees right now*

    What?!

    Gain a game on the Red Sox?

    Pffft… why would we want to?

  291. To Peter: September 4th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I’m seriously at the point where I’m going to have to stop reading this blog since every post and update contains either an explicit or veiled criticism of Joe Girardi.

    Jeesh lay off, or at least come out and admit you hate his guts.

  292. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Laura -

    I do remember that. Not only did Tampa stink, but that was back when the Yankees were never out of any game. Ever. And it wasn’t all that long ago…

  293. GeneT September 4th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Wow, Rasner sucks. We go to Tampa, take 2 out of 3 and still lose 1/2 game to Boston.

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  295. yankeenate September 4th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    there is a difference between Girardi being coy on some info and then flat out saying stupid stuff…so i have no problem whatsoever with Pete calling him out on it

  296. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    “Pete, you do really have a thing against Girardi. ”

    Not sure that’s true. I will say that I find it puzzling that Pete continually expects Joe G to rip his players in the media. The funny part is that if he did, these would be the first guys ripping Joe G for not being supportive of his players.

  297. Gary September 4th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I think it was like 12-3 Rays. We ended up winning the game 21-9 or something like that. That was truly back when TB sucked! Ah, the good ‘ol days!

    can you add>?

  298. Aardvark September 4th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Bruce, You mean shouldn’t HAVE and could HAVE. Speak English, man!

  299. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    “excuse but how did they get -3 runs?”

    This place is crawling with comedians.

  300. GeneT September 4th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Hey, stop blaming Peter for calling it as he sees it. Isn’t it ridiculous that Girardi defends the way that Rasner is pitching. What is Peter supposed to do ? This isn’t Communist Russia and he doesn’t work for Pravda.

  301. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I love how Pete Abe’s comments about Girardi get people soooooooooo upset. Thank goodness nobody is hyper-sensitive or anything…

    We Ras today, we lose today!

  302. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    They didn’t beat Lackey, they got 4 runs off him. The Angels gave up 10 runs after Lackey left the game. Only one of them was earned. The chances of that happening tonight are slim to none.

  303. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    So, can we at least get a hit? :|

  304. Aardvark September 4th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Football discussions have no place on a baseball blog. Inferior, inferior sport. George Carlin (RIP) was right.

  305. yankeenate September 4th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    so when does 87 hits in the last 62.1 innings pitch equal out to Girardi’s ‘Rasner has been throwing well lately’ comment?

  306. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Okay, right now I’ll settle for a hit.

  307. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Right now, I’m just looking for a hit.

  308. Gary September 4th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    AROD is trippin’!! arent you all excited??

    this team is pathetic.

  309. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    laura: Great minds and all that.

  310. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    This place is crawling with comedians.

    Yes I am hilarious.

  311. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Rebecca, should we be depressed that our standards have dropped so low?

  312. Jorge (México) September 4th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Rishi
    September 4th, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    and who else is supposed to start these games if not Rasner and Ponson – the manager doesnt put the players on the team…you might want to ask Cashman about that…

    Disagree, Rishi. You should ask Genius Girardi about that. Maybe he hasn’t read his roster recently, and he doesn’t know there are two guys, Alfredo Aceves and Dan Giese, who, simply, can not be worse than Ponson and Rasner

  313. EvoLuTioN September 4th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Stil not a single hit…

  314. Jorge (México) September 4th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Rishi: The manager doesn’t put the players on the team. OK. But he does put the players on the field. In this case, on the mound.

  315. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    You want hope? You want optimism? Let’s get Kazmir out of this game by the 6th inning, then this game is doable.

  316. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Laura: Hmm, well, since I support Syracuse football I guess you can say my standards are pretty low to begin with

  317. bruce September 4th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    girardi mismanaged this team all year.not terrible but not that good.

    he should of recognized that rasner,ponson would do the yankees in and started ace,wright and anybody else.

    the league is batting 300 or better against both.girardi can’t be that stupid.

    having vabraeu and mats out is going tu hurt.they needed the 2 out of 3 against boston,that was the season.

  318. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    They’ve got to pass a law that bans those cowbells.

  319. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Okay I’ll say it, Scott Kazmir is pitching a no hitter.

  320. bruce September 4th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    darn it.it is dark in my room.i can’t see the letters.

  321. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Laura & Rebecca -

    I don’t know .. you know what they say: ya gotta walk before you can run.

    Unfortunately, they’ve walked but so far no runs. Boo.

  322. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Ok, then we need to get Kazmir out of the game by the 6th inning plus we should probably go ahead and get a hit or two.

  323. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Nick, I wish that were the case, but the Rays bullpen shut them down last night for 4.2 innings to tune of 1 hit, and 6 Ks. That was before A-Rods ninth inning dinger of course, but this isn’t the same crappy Rays bullpen from the past.

  324. Alvaro Fernandez September 4th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Hey hindsight managers, maybe Girardi was keeping Aceves to pitch instead of Ponson.

  325. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Anyone watching the Giants game: that was the funniest moment of the night

  326. Gary September 4th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    since this game is all ready unbearable, i have a question…

    what does anyone think it would have been like if there was a yankee ultimate road trip this season? the show would have been so sad.

  327. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Laura
    September 4th, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    They’ve got to pass a law that bans those cowbells.

    ____________________________________________________

    It’s the only way they can find the heffers in the bars at night. Listen for cowbells.

  328. terry from NH September 4th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    The overall statistics for Rasner speak for themselves and determine the players ability to compete at a moderate to high level. Rasner has no incling to being that player. He couldn’t even cut it in the Washington Nationals roster. As far as stats go for Rasner, Girardi should flat out see that Rasne isn’t helping his team in the crucial point of a playoff race. This is “do or die” folks and there has got to be somebody better than Daryl Rasner!

  329. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Gary =

    Oh, that would have been even more unwatchable that usual!

  330. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Exactly, Timmy, they should be all worn out.

  331. Gary September 4th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Doreen,

    I dont think there is anything more unwatchable than the way this season has gone. Imagine how bald vinnie feels!

  332. donniebaseball September 4th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    its been a while…i gave up on the yanks long time ago, the rays magic # is 15…box seats suck, rasner sucks, arod sucks the whole team sucks

  333. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    so Kazmir is pitching a no-hitter and the Yankees appear to be pitching a no-outer…

    Just get outs!!

  334. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Ouch. Rug burns for Damon.

  335. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Lets hope so Nick.

  336. RalphieD September 4th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    nice defensive inning for cano

  337. pat September 4th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Half time.
    How long did Rasner last?

  338. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Over under on the inning the Yankees get their first hit, assuming they do?

  339. terry from NH September 4th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I hear that Doreen. Being in NH in the heart of Sux Nation it is hard to explain to sux fans who is Daryl Rasner? lol. It is going to be one hellavu offseason, but the Cashman matter has to be cleared up first before any toying starts. All I ask for is either one of these 2. First, CC.. He is a must! Secondly, Tex cause I don’t think the 2nd tier pitchers are healthy enough.

  340. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    game over??

  341. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    And, Austin jackson bangs a 3 run homer off of Buchholz to tie Trneton at 3-3.

  342. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    “This is “do or die” folks and there has got to be somebody better than Daryl Rasner!”

    At this point, I’m starting to think that I’d be better than Rasner.

  343. Roberto September 4th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Come on Aceves you gotta do well to finally get rid of rasner forever.

  344. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    “How long did Rasner last?”

    If you blinked, you missed him.

  345. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    ***Trenton***

  346. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    I know the answer to the trivia question!

  347. Gary September 4th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    man kazmir is just filthy.

  348. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    We need a hit!
    We need a hit!

  349. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Okay, it’s beginning to annoy me that Kay hasn’t jinxed it yet…

  350. Yanks stay out of last place another day! September 4th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    That you’re all here wasting your time on a fourth place team makes me think none of you have lives outside of YankeeVille.

    It’s going to be a cold lonely October for ya’all

    After tonight’s crushing loss, can we all just come to the conclusion together that it’s over.

    I have some things I need to do the rest of September. I can’t keep coming back here to watch this tragic comedy anymore.

    You guys are hopeless fools…funny, but hopeless!

  351. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    So, Cano makes two sparling plays and not a peep. Wait until he makes his next error, though.

  352. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Hubby switched to tennis, Rebecca. What’s the trivia question?

  353. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 4th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I don’t seem to recall Pete picking apart every single thing Joe T said.

  354. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    ***sparling….sparkling…same thing***

  355. Glenn September 4th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    We’ve been witnessing Giambi’s farewell tour in a Yankee uniform. Next stop, Seattle.

  356. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Yay, Cano!

    :lol: :lol:

  357. Roberto September 4th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Cano is just doing what he is suppose to do

  358. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Doreen: On the day Abbott pitched his no-no, he faced two future 500 HR hitters.

    Who were they?

  359. Keith September 4th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Jennifer – nobody ever called out Torre because of the FOUR RINGZ. He was immune from criticism no matter how big his blunders were (And there were mistakes).

  360. pat September 4th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks Laura. That good!

    Yeah Robbie!!! I was still watching football then but I’ll give him props.

  361. RalphieD September 4th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    “That you’re all here wasting your time on a fourth place team makes me think none of you have lives outside of YankeeVille.

    It’s going to be a cold lonely October for ya’all

    After tonight’s crushing loss, can we all just come to the conclusion together that it’s over.

    I have some things I need to do the rest of September. I can’t keep coming back here to watch this tragic comedy anymore.

    You guys are hopeless fools…funny, but hopeless”

    you sound like the pathetic soul…obviously your not a yankee fan so find a blog about the team you like and go have fun there…

  362. Gary September 4th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    know what else isnt fair michael kay? having to listen to you every game, i swear i enjoyed the games so much more when hed like have a day off and itd just be paul, kenny, jim katt, ect.

  363. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    This game has that “they’ve already given up” feel to it.

  364. Snowman September 4th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    How the hell does Cashman keep his job? What does he know to blackmail the Steinbrenner’s?

  365. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Yanks stay out of last place another day!
    September 4th, 2008 at 8:33 pm
    That you’re all here wasting your time on a fourth place team makes me think none of you have lives outside of YankeeVille.

    It’s going to be a cold lonely October for ya’all

    After tonight’s crushing loss, can we all just come to the conclusion together that it’s over.

    I have some things I need to do the rest of September. I can’t keep coming back here to watch this tragic comedy anymore.

    You guys are hopeless fools…funny, but hopeless!

    _____________________________________________________

    And, yet…here you are…wasting your time being a hopeless fool.

  366. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 4th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Keith he had 7 years of blunders.

  367. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 4th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Wow, Rebecca – that’s a hard question. I looked it up and had trouble figuring it out!

  368. Aardvark September 4th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Two out of three against a superior team in their ballpark ain’t bad.
    But Yankee fans have a hard time admitting that the Rays are better. Right now, they’re ten games better. It’s a long season, it’s almost over, and the Yanks ain’t catching anybody.

  369. A-Rod and Girardi are not very good. September 4th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Well, this game was over before it started. I just hope Cashman forces Girardi to take Rasner and Ponson out of the rotation. If anything, this game will mark the end of Ponson and Rasner, hopefully.

  370. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    If we end up going 9-1 on this road trip, this game won’t have mattered so much in retrospect.

    Which of course could be true if we come back and win it too.

  371. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 4th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    So why are you watching if it is over? Why should the Yankees even play?

  372. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    What % chance did Kay’s Supercomputer give the Mets of missing the postseason last year?

  373. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    By the way, when I start my own Yankee blog, it’s going to be called:

    Up In Girardi’s Grill

  374. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    ugh 6-0 now

    Can we at least get a hit now?

  375. A-Rod and Girardi are not very good. September 4th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    “So why are you watching if it is over? Why should the Yankees even play?”

    I’m not watching, just came here to check, and I’m going out now. Today wasn’t even worth playing, anyone who thought the Yankees could beat Kazmir with Rasner on the mound were on crack.

  376. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    It’s fitting Ransom has our first hit and it’s a double.

    Dude’s 4-7, with two 2B and two HR.

  377. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Ooooh, good chance to play some small ball.

  378. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    ” It’s fitting Ransom has our first hit and it’s a double.

    Dude’s 4-7, with two 2B and two HR.”

    And he plays sporadically, which is even more impressive.

  379. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you Ransom

  380. Keith September 4th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Nick – Small ball? In a 6-0 game? Really?

  381. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    yikes

  382. Zooboy September 4th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Nick – striking out on three pitches probably not the kind of small ball you had in mind, huh?

  383. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    good swing gardner

  384. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Kaz is at 72 pitches.

  385. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I was thinking one pitch. Small ball.

  386. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Man if only we had Ransom earlier…

  387. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    That’s inexcusable for Gardner to be sent up to bunt and look at three straight pitches, again.

  388. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I’m pretty sure Gardner is allergic to swinging the bat.

  389. RalphieD September 4th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    not the best circumstances for gardner to play today…been riding the bench and against a very tough lefty…but hes gotta swing the bat

  390. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    That story doesn’t have any legs. Kay keeps bringing it up as if someone gives a rat’s behind about it.

  391. Werewolves of London September 4th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    This certainly has been the weirdest season the Yankees have had in years.

  392. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Like I said a few threads ago, that Kazmir trade was one of the worst in baseball history.

  393. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Jeter needs a 25-pitch at-bat.

  394. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I dunno, the one where the Marlins or whoever let Santana go in the Rule V draft seems pretty not good…

    And then there was the whole Babe Ruth for cash thing, too.

  395. lil' m September 4th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Offensive issues aside, this is the difference between starting Rasner and being able to start Joba or Wang. Nothing against Ras, who does his best with what he has, but they would need the kind of performance Joba had in Fenway against Beckett to match up with Kazmir tonight. Ouch . . .

  396. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Nice AB by Jetes

  397. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    “And then there was the whole Babe Ruth for cash thing, too.”

    Well, I did say ONE of the worst…..

  398. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    hmmm, not a good night for me to stick my head in late obviously.

  399. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Queue the A-Rod bashers!

  400. lil' m September 4th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    And how the Mets ever traded Kazmir away is beyond all understanding.

  401. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Okay, you guys gotta check out the gameday foto for Pawtucket pitcher Beau Vaughn.

    Best caption wins.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_pawaaa_1

  402. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    jeezus christ – do the yanks really have only one hit?

  403. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    or queue the “any excuse to” bashers. :)

  404. cano's dad September 4th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    gardner is a good pinch runner

  405. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I hope that SEA is as bad as they were the last time we played them. Dare I dream that they have gotten worse….

  406. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Cano’s dad,

    You shouldn’t talk about the other players.

  407. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    It’s easier to strike someone out when you actually throw a strike Aceves.

  408. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Mel, everyone knows Robbie Alomar-Carew is the best player on the Yankees. His smoothness is unmatched.

  409. Ford Motor company September 4th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    With the way this team’s fortune is going. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rasner and Ponson (and who knows, maybe even Karstens and Desalvo!) back pitching in some games next season.

    How infinitely sad.

  410. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    cano’s dad,

    I certainly hope so.

  411. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    You guys following Trenton? Action Jackson hit a 3 run bomb off Bucky. Tied @ 3 in the 8th.

    Also, Kennedy in line for the loss, down 2-1. 7IP, 5 hits, 3 walks, 5 K, 1 HR

  412. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    You know what happens in the 6th inning?

    We score come frakkin’ runs and knock Rasner out of the game!

    So say we some!

  413. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “With the way this team’s fortune is going. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rasner and Ponson (and who knows, maybe even Karstens and Desalvo!) back pitching in some games next season.”

    If the Yankees are so desperate that they need to use Rasner again, I’m going to show up at Spring Training and offer my pitching services.

  414. RalphieD September 4th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “Karstens and Desalvo”

    were gonna trade back for them?

  415. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Um, Kazmir. Doh!

    I guess when I think of a pitcher getting knocked out of a game, I just think ‘Rasner’.

  416. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    cano’s dad – for which team?

  417. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Can we score some runs now?

  418. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Melky hitting a woeful .143. Jeezuz crap.

  419. Roberto September 4th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Aceves so far for yankees , 5 2/3 innings , 1 ER, 6 K, .

    I hope he starts next time

  420. Chris C. September 4th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Ford Motor company ,
    Don’t forget Chase Wright and Chacon too.

  421. Keith September 4th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Mel – he actually hit .333 for SWB.

  422. Aardvark September 4th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Wow do the Yankees stink.

  423. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    remember when Navarro was a Yankee prospect?

  424. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    I blame “Interested Reader” for muddying the waters.

  425. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Keith,

    Just realized that must be his playoff average.

    But the good news is I just saved $500 on auto insurance. Actually, Trenton just took the lead.

  426. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    “remember when Navarro was a Yankee prospect”

    Yep, and I recall how little patience people had with him then too.

  427. cano's dad September 4th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    cashman knows better than to trade my son

  428. El Guapo September 4th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    So the Yankees take two away from Florida and everyone gets all excited thinking they are going to have a miraculous comeback and make the postseason. Guess what: they still stink and they are NOT going anywhere, and that’s how I like it because this team needs a huge shakeout.

  429. El Guapo September 4th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Sorry, meant Tampa

  430. NYYanksFan September 4th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    “I know we are not supposed to talk politics here”

    Then please don’t.

  431. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I would rather have cano’s dad coaching third base and Bobby Meacham posting here.

  432. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    “cashman knows better than to trade my son”

    I think that your son will be on a short leash next year. Perhaps you should work with him during the winter.

  433. Peter Abraham September 4th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    “Cano’s Dad”

    Given that you’re not actually Robbie’s dad, stop pretending to be. Enough is enough. Thanks.

  434. cano's dad September 4th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    i will teach him how to lift weights so he will hit 40 homeruns

  435. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    “I would rather have cano’s dad coaching third base and Bobby Meacham posting here.”

    Nick, you are a regular Robin Williams tonight. :)

  436. Bronx Jeers September 4th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I haven’t been here since the afternoon and the first post I see is another complaint about Girardi’s treatment by Pete.

    Haven’t missed much!

    Nice score by the way.

    Looks like Rasner and Ponson are trying their best to pitch themselves out of a job offer next season. I thought they both were sort of deserving a few weeks back. Now?

  437. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I’m really starting to wish that this guy had started this game.

  438. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Damn, those SEA & LAA games are going to be on late. I hate the West Coast!!

  439. I eat cats September 4th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Alf the Ace! Melmac Yankees 2009

  440. Bronx Jeers September 4th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Pete’s treatment of Cano’s dad is totally unacceptable. What did Poor old man Cano do? Pete never treated Knoblauch’s dad like this blah blah blah.

  441. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Aceves had a decent first outing.

  442. jacob rasner September 4th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    rasner just didn’t have good stuff tonight. im sure he will turn it around next start.

  443. Mr. Obvious September 4th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Aceves should have started instead of Rasner.

    Rasner stinks.

  444. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Now it’s time for the Yankees to take inspiration from the Hal Holbrook movie “Waking the Dead”.

  445. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Pete,

    LOL. We’re smart enough to know it’s not really Cano’s papi.

  446. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    “rasner just didn’t have good stuff tonight. im sure he will turn it around next start.”

    You’re probably also expecting to hit Mega Millions tomorrow too, right?

  447. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    So, maybe the 7th will be our magical inning?

  448. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    time to see if the yanks are for real

  449. jacob rasner September 4th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    “Rasner stinks.”

    cmon man, he had 2 good starts in a row. the errors just killed him last time. tonight was bad, i agree, he didn’t have his stuff.

    “You’re probably also expecting to hit Mega Millions tomorrow too, right?”

    i hope so…

  450. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    What’s the obsession with Hal Holbrook? Dixie Carter’s always been the better half.

  451. NYYanksFan September 4th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Catching up.
    I think I’ve picked up the drift that
    Rasner- bad
    Aceves- good

    Was Kazmir that good or the offense that bad?

  452. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Holy Cody Ransom.

  453. RalphieD September 4th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    can ransom bat clean-up…jk

  454. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    “Dixie Carter’s always been the better half.”

    I’ve never liked her since she tried to rip off the Golden Girls.

  455. Peter Abraham September 4th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Guys:

    Please, no politics of any kind. I don’t have the time or energy to deal with that. Thanks.

  456. jacob rasner September 4th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    im pretty sure kazmir is good…

  457. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    I’m liking Ransom more and more

  458. Scott Cashmere September 4th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Yea Cody. Are we going to see Abreu tomorrow?

  459. Rishi September 4th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Cody Ransom IS offense

  460. toy cannon September 4th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Just a few observations
    Brett Gardner. I realize they had to use him because Abreu is hurt. Can he put the ball in play? All he does is whiff. A bunt gets Ransom to third, he would have scored on Damons grounder to 2b.
    Rasner is finished. Realize there is nobody else, another testament to our high end elite minor league pitching surplus.
    Aceves looks like more of the same thing we have plenty of already. A guy who doesnt throw all that hard. He is like Kennedy, who is like Giese, who is like Rasner, who is like Igawa, who is like Wright who is like Britton.
    All of these guys will be average to below average major league pitchers. Especially if they stay in the AL East with the Yankees.

  461. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    “Please, no politics of any kind. I don’t have the time or energy to deal with that. Thanks.”

    Pete, you’re a dollar short and a day late. We weren’t going there.

  462. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Kazmir is just better than Rasner. *shrug*

  463. 92-70 or better is our ONLY CHANCE ! LOL September 4th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Just look at Rasner’s line and Aceves’ line to see how stupid Cashman and Girardi are. MORONS ! :-(

  464. Chad Bradford ring toss September 4th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I did think that the sox winning in ’04 might somehow mean that Mr. Senator from MA would win the election…I can’t remember how that turned out…

  465. Pathetic Offense September 4th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Cano’s Dad for President!! Bobby Meacham for VP!

  466. jacob rasner September 4th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    whats wrong with giese? hes been a solid long man/spot starter

  467. 92-70 or better is our ONLY CHANCE ! LOL September 4th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    and Gardner has no place on this team…he just plain s*cks with the bat…

  468. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I was at that David Cone game. Good stuff.

  469. Keith September 4th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    “92-70 or better is our ONLY CHANCE ! LOL”:

    This is Aceves’ third game in the majors. When Rasner first came up, he did very well, too. The longer you are in the majors, the more scouting reports and video footage other teams get. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  470. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Doesn’t mean someone else won’t turn up 30 posts later and comment on it though, lol. Better to nip that person in the bud, I guess.

  471. Bronx Jeers September 4th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Oh man I knew as soon as I dropped in here Nick was going to hit me with a Holbrook.

    Nick, late last night some guy posted a Holbrook quote from “Wall Street” in reference to Pavano. The whole “A man looks into the abyss…” shtick from the scene right before Charlie Sheen gets arrested.
    I was rolling on the floor.

  472. bodhisattva September 4th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    ^^^when your pitcher puts you in a hole early, and the other guy going is really good, that other guy becomes a guy who is really good AND who has a big cushion.

    It’s pretty tough.

    We’re not going to win every game, guys. I’d rather get whomped and save the bullpen, if we’re going to lose.

  473. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “and Gardner has no place on this team…he just plain s*cks with the bat…”

    Gardner hasn’t played in ages. To ask him to come off the bench and be red hot is unfair.

  474. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “_________ is just better than Rasner. *shrug*”

    You can cut and paste that for the rest of Rasner’s starts.

  475. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I wonder if that BrettIsGod dude is crying somewhere

  476. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve seen as much of Brett Gardner as I care to see. He has really disappointed me, and, probably the entire organization. He doesn’t have enough reputation to try working walks. He reminds me of an old book by Bob Allison from years ago about a kid who couldn’t hit, but was so good at fouling off pitches that he ended up walking. That’s what Gardner appears to be doing, except he’s not even swinging…just hoping for walks.

  477. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Yeah, but when we look into the abyss, Ponson and Rasner are looking back.

  478. 92-70 or better is our ONLY CHANCE ! LOL September 4th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    red hot ? O for 3 with 3 looking strikeouts is nowhere NEAR red hot. You think he gets to practice at all ? How about putting ONE FRICKIN’ pitch in play ?….Dang, you people have excuses for all of these slobs ! ;-(

  479. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    “Better to nip that person in the bud, I guess.”

    Perhaps. I just find it a bit hypocritical that we can’t talk politics because this isn’t a political blog, but we can discuss football and the Pats even though this blog is supposed to be dedicated to a baseball team.

    Just sayin’.

  480. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    woot – 2 hits!!

    Both by SF Giants reject Cody Ransom

    sad sad team…

  481. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Aww, thats a little harsh. :(

    He hasn’t been good lately, but there have been a few starts where Rasner has been good, and some where he hasn’t got a win thanks to anemic run support

  482. DL September 4th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Pavano should be careful with those sunflower seeds…

  483. 92-70 or better is our ONLY CHANCE ! LOL September 4th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Keith, go find some sand to pound…you don’t think that they have film on Aceves ? you need to try going to the corner store and purchasing a CLUE. Rasner has stunk for quite some time and even IF you argument is true…why would you keep Rasner in the rotation with all of his secrets OUT and not use 007 Man Aceves until MLB figured out how to approach an AB against him……WHICH MORON OUT THERE WANTS SOME MORE OF THIS ???

  484. cano's dad September 4th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    i’m sorry if my son disappointed anyone. he will be back next year better than ever. we will work on weight lifting for homeruns power and yoga for better concentration.

  485. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Navarro is clearly trying to punish the Yankees for trading him. My suggestion to him is to get over it!

  486. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    It’s been fair lately – in his past couple o’ starts, (outside the Toronto start) he’s been pretty hittable.

  487. 92-70 or better is our ONLY CHANCE ! LOL September 4th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    you = your

  488. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Laura, it isn’t that he’s not hot…it’s the fact that he was sent in to bunt and never made an attempt at it. Three called strikes then and three strikeouts looking. That’s the issue.

  489. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Where are the red sox trolls? Do they actually feel sorry for us? :(

  490. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I usually prefer not to discuss politics. People can’t even agree on baseball here as it is, and politics is a lot more polarizing, I’ve discovered. Apparently, there is no middle ground.

  491. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    reduced to the role of spoilers… we’re beneath the notice of sahx trolls.

  492. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Harsh but fair. Yeah, Rasner gave the team a few good starts, but he’s not good enough to be a steady 5th starter for the Yankees. You can’t get by with his stuff over time. So thanks for the effort, Ras, but it’s not good enough.

    And it’s not his fault, that’s just who he is. I don’t question the effort. And it’s also not his fault that there hasn’t been anyone better to take his place.

  493. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    “Laura, it isn’t that he’s not hot…it’s the fact that he was sent in to bunt and never made an attempt at it. Three called strikes then and three strikeouts looking. That’s the issue.”

    Point taken.

  494. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    But you do make a fair point. :)

  495. ant!-mussina September 4th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    rasner is terrible and should be released

  496. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    cano’s dad,

    Pete left you a message:

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....ent-525491

  497. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    won’t argue with that anti moose

  498. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    “I usually prefer not to discuss politics.”

    Same here, Angel. I’ve actually lost friends over political debates. I just found it odd that Pete posted a “no politics” post.

  499. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    i’m so offended to be beneath the notice of sox trolls.

    :roll:

  500. pat September 4th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Where are the red sox trolls? Do they actually feel sorry for us?

    They were rooting Yanks tonight so probably more sad than sorry.

  501. El Guapo September 4th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Why should the Sox trolls bother with us? We are on the way to 4th place, and they are gunning for their second WS appeareance in a row. I wouldn’t waste my energy posting here. leave that to us frustrated and disconsolate fans of this mediocre team

  502. ant!-mussina September 4th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    mussina is the curse. ever since he joined the team they haven’t won any championships. how long has it been now? enough is enough… cashman, please do not sign the old man.

  503. coco cinco September 4th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    When is J. Alba coming back Pete?

  504. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Rasner hasn’t won a game in over a month. You can’t have a guy like that in the rotation. Unfortunately for us, we didn’t have anyone to replace him with. However, at this point, any warm body will do.

  505. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    wierd feeling eh angel?

  506. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    J Alba is out for the season.

  507. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Rivera, Posada, Jeter and Pettitte must be curses, too, since they havem’t won since 2000.

  508. ant!-mussina September 4th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    bring up austin jackson and see what he can do. what’s cashman afraid of?

  509. Chun-Li September 4th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Bradford’s delivery looks like Dhalsim from Street Fighter 2

  510. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    yeesh – guess this is game 42? that the yanks score less than 2 runs?

  511. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    maybe that AJAX turns into another melky or hughes? Never good to rush a prospect. Could do more harm than good.

  512. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Yay Melky is coming back up! The season is saved. /sarcasm

  513. Keith September 4th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    ant!-mussina: They don’t want to impede Jackson’s development by bringing him up to ride the bench when he could be starting in the minors. Give him time.

  514. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Well, that tells you how unimpressed they are with Gardner. They are bringing back Melky.

  515. Laura September 4th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Cashman must have made the call from his seat after watching Gardner.

  516. mel September 4th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    haha, tampa crew talking about Bradford being a “knuckle dragger”.

    Nady breaking up the monotony.

  517. ant!-mussina September 4th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    cashman is busy focusing on the minor league playoffs right now. he can’t be bothered.

  518. ant!-mussina September 4th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    who said jackson will ride the bench? start him right away!

  519. Bronx Jeers September 4th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Don’t you guys feel like this whole roadtrip is starting to remind you of Ingmar Bergman’s lesser known film Gycklarnas Afton (1953) better known by its English title, Sunset of a Clown? It’s uncanny isn’t it?

  520. Curly September 4th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Billy Crystal was taking better cuts than gardner

  521. Eli to Tyree - Super Bowl 42 September 4th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    G-Men over Redskins 16 – 7 for 1st win and an all important Division win.

  522. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    so, anti-mussina, ready to admit how wrong you were about Mussina?

  523. pat September 4th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Greeted by a triple as I flip on the game. Lovely.

  524. bill from brentwood September 4th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    kiwi looks like he might have broken his foot again with that cheap shot by the lineman

  525. Roger Ebert September 4th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Yes definitely Sunset of a Clown, and Joe Girardi clearly is playing Gunnar Bjornstrand’s character of Mr. Sjuberg.

  526. Roberto September 4th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I dont know if we will see “El paton” aceves next week against the Angels. But wow thats a difficult team for your first start in the majors.

  527. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Kiwa Nooooooooooo :(

  528. mel September 4th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Upton with the cherry on top.

    Quick question: Anybody buy contact lenses online?

  529. Gary September 4th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    is anyone actually still watching this “game” if thats what youd call it.

  530. Gary September 4th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    how much of a percentage britton gives up a granny?>

  531. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    IM SURE THIS GAME HAS BORED YOU AND IS OVER…GO OVER TO USA AND WATCH THE RODDICK/DJOKOVICH MATCH

    DJOK WON THE 1ST 2 SETS BUT RODDICK STORMED BACK TO TAKE THE 3RD

    SHOULD BE A FUN 4TH

  532. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Nice win for the Giants, it’ll be nice to see how they play against a real NFL team.

  533. Buddy Biancalana September 4th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Nick & mel-

    You guys are en fuego tonight.

  534. Bronx Jeers September 4th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Melky’s comin back? Cano’s ipod will be white hot from playing his “Cancion de Amor” playlist.

  535. Vin September 4th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    My wife is an optometrist and she says that you can’t buy contacts online without a valid perscription, which usually only lasts 1 year. The lens companies are required by law to verify this perscription is current and correct for this brand of contacts that you were prescribed. Often times your optometrist will have rebates that make their prices competitive or better than online. Also, if there is a problem with lenses the optometrist will take them back and correct the problem for free. Contacts are like buying shoes… not every brand fits the same way.

  536. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Nice win for the Giants, it’ll be nice to see how they play against a real NFL team.

    Kiwa better be alright that stupid Chris Samuels pissed me off w/ that cheap take down.

  537. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Everything about Ian Kennedy is annoying. Watching him pitch was like watching paint dry. Plus despite his line, he wasn’t very good. His body language on the mound is dreadful. I just pray the Yankees dump him. Tonight’s game wasn’t much fun between watching Hansack blow away the Yankettes (now he was tremendous) and listening to the Yankees game on my headset.

    Nothing much to say. I heard Michael Kay announce that Melky was coming back up.

    If your starting pitching betrays you, you’re sunk. We don’t have much effective starting pitching.

    Oh well.

  538. mel September 4th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Buddy!

    The Warriors missing some bullets, huh? Rumor has it that Monta’s injury was not basketball related.

  539. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I wasn’t watching can anyone let me know how Aceves stuff and velocity was? Please?

  540. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    so THIS is why the Yanks never used Britton…!!!

  541. Bob(The Original) September 4th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Who is still wasting their time watching this team?

  542. Bronx Jeers September 4th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Oh and thanks Roger for showing you care.

  543. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Aceves did decent… hitting around 91-93. 4 strikeouts, 1 ER – had he started, we might still be in this game… :roll:

  544. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    “Nice win for the Giants, it’ll be nice to see how they play against a real NFL team.

    Kiwa better be alright that stupid Chris Samuels pissed me off w/ that cheap take down.”

    Hopefully. Robbins went down as well right?

  545. Dave D September 4th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Giants really didn’t look that good tonight, let a mediocre Skins team hang around way too long. Offense went conservative in the 2nd half… not going to get away with that against good teams.

    Good win, but need to work on some things.

    Kenny Phillips is a beast.

  546. mel September 4th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Vin,

    Thanks. Need to send lenses to the son. Thought it’d be easier to drop ship them because the lenses would be taking a round trip if I order them locally.

  547. Buddy Biancalana September 4th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    mel

    Yeah, I heard the radio guys out here allude to that. What was the reason for his injury, I heard “working out”?

  548. Nick in SF September 4th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    That thing that’s on the news channels is starting up right now.

  549. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    just interesting to note here for yall who’re left…

    Rays 14 hits
    Yanks 3 hits.

    go pinstripes.

  550. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Trisha, did he sign your Mad Magazine?

  551. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    “Aceves did decent… hitting around 91-93. 4 strikeouts, 1 ER – had he started, we might still be in this game… ”

    Thanks for the info Sunny. I just cant bring myseld to watch this team especially now since there is football to be viewed. What kind of pitches did he feature?

  552. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    ps – the rays have scored 1 run for every 2 hits, the yanks can’t seem to get past the zero thing.

  553. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    bottom of the order coming up – easy come back.

  554. mel September 4th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Buddy,

    I think the cuts and abrasions was the tip off. The deltoid issue is not germaine to basketball.

  555. Bob Lorenz September 4th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    With the Rally voice

  556. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Giants really didn’t look that good tonight, let a mediocre Skins team hang around way too long. Offense went conservative in the 2nd half… not going to get away with that against good teams.

    Yeh I know, had to be Superbowl hangover, it’s game 1 infront of your crowd in the end they won.

    Good win, but need to work on some things.

    Namely WR w/ thier routes and QB check downs.

    Kenny Phillips is a beast.

    Yes he is. :D And Brandon Jacobs dug a hole for Lian Landrey

  557. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    I like Chad Pennington. However I’m still rooting for Calvin Pace and David Harris to put him on the ground.

  558. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    That was a lousy at bat by Cano.

  559. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    what happened to the sound??????

  560. mel September 4th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    trisha,

    People thought I was crazy for saying Ian has attitude. What happened? By all accounts he’s a great kid.

  561. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    fastball around 92
    slider around 88
    cutter around 88
    curve around 78
    changeup around 83

  562. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Timmy – :D

    But if you can imagine this, when he walked in from the bullpen, he walked right by us into the dugout. Just about the entire row ended up being Yankee fans. A guy with a little kid kept yelling down to him asking him to look up so he could take his picture. That loser walked right by without even glancing up at the guy. I think he is just really full of himself and delusional about his abilities!

    :)

  563. AZ Four September 4th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Cody Ransom has 2 of our 3 hits.

  564. Timmy Lupus September 4th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    That was a smooth Pop-up by Robbie Alomar-Carew. Poor Bob Lorenz is stuck doing the play by play in the studio.

  565. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    lousy year for cano… I’m taking a big picture approach here

  566. sw September 4th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Cody Ransom: .750 hitter

  567. james September 4th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    It should be 8-1. The umpires blew that call at home. Let me guess, trisha is still complaining about the umpiring? Haha :)

  568. Tank September 4th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    We face the Rams and Bengals next, two defensive powerhouses.

    So lets hope the offense can get it together.

  569. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Wow this guy Ransom has looked good. Hopefully he’ll help as the main utility IF next season. Sigh, this team needs so much work.

  570. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    7 more runs to go…

  571. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    mel, if you remember the one thing that bugged me most about Alfred was his attitude, and when I said that a lot of posters were all over me like white on rice. I don’t know whether he’s a good kid or not but I can tell you he just gives the appearance of being full of himself, and he definitely didn’t look like he was enjoying the SWB experience.

  572. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    guess matsui didn’t take his tylenol today… :-(

  573. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    In Eli’s defense he hasn’t practiced w/ Toomer, Plax and has had limited time w/ Boss and Smith. Steve Smith came out to play so did Plax. It’s week 1 this shouldn’t worry Giants fans.

  574. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    sound go out in the booth???

  575. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    maybe ransom can play 2nd base…

  576. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    damon will homer

  577. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    “fastball around 92
    slider around 88
    cutter around 88
    curve around 78
    changeup around 83″

    Sounds like a good variation. Thanks Sunny.

  578. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Bob Lorenz doing play by play, it’s that bad.

  579. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    “james”

    “Now let me see. I haven’t used ‘james’ in a while. Yes, that’s it. I’ll be James!”

  580. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    my friends are trying to make me call games – because I called out Abreu’s walk and Arod’s homer last night in the ninth and again on Ayabar’s homer off Aceves. we’ll see if this works.

  581. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    nope. guess I need more beer.

  582. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOOTH?????????????????????????????

  583. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Had Aceves pitched this game … (fill in the blank)

  584. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Jeter, the ultimate stat padder.

  585. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    only fitting arod gets up!

  586. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Now this is too bad. Like what are the chances of getting 3 more runs with 2 outs. Bleak.

  587. CaptainsCorner September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Nice to finally show a pulse in the 9th inning when it means nothing. I would expect an Arod home run here.

  588. ‪ September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Too little too late. Good for Jeter.

  589. DFox September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    So if Joe Girardi loyalty didn’t exist, this is in the W column for the Yankees. Aceves should have started.

  590. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Maybe Kay and co needed to catch their flight?

  591. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    need 4 more

    off by a batter… maybe I just need a shot…

  592. Bronx Jeers September 4th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Oh man this is a tease

  593. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Is this a meaningless spot time ?

  594. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    callin arods homer now.

  595. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    You have *GOT* to be kidding me.

  596. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Unbelievable.

    :)

  597. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    I just heard about Daunte Culpepper retiring how sad. The past 3 years have been terrible for that guy. Here are his numbers from 04: 39 TD’s 11 INT 4,717 YD’s 406 rushing YD’s. His greatness from that year is still fresh in my mind I can’t believe hes done that knee injury really did him in.

  598. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    guess that beer helped

  599. ‪ September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    OK, SERIOUSY… WHAT THE HELL AM I WATCHING!?!?

    They wanna make this loss hurt even more or something!?

  600. ARX September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Tempted to get excited here…..but I know better :(

  601. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    What in the world is going on here?

  602. Bronx Jeers September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Well now it is ridiculous.

  603. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    nady gets on for a big g bomb???

  604. Tank September 4th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Yes, because Joe Maddon would have Jason Hammell in the game if it was close.

    These are cosmetic runs, if this game was close Wheeler or Percivil would be in there.

  605. CaptainsCorner September 4th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Well that was expected from Arod… Girardi should remind the team that the game started at 7 not 10:15…

  606. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    This type of 9th inning comeback could have been useful about 3 weeks ago.

  607. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I gotta believe that the two Rodriguez homers and Nady’s homer would have been left field upper deckers in Yankee Stadium.

  608. Bob Lorenz September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Michael Kay ran down to the dugout to give a motivational speech…

  609. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    What in the world is going on here?

    They want to sub in for the Knicks in teases.

  610. Jeff NJ September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Uck, too bad the Yankees can’t get a partial win here.

  611. AZ Four September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    This is one of the few times I wish Giambi was batting 5th.

    He could have worked a walk and Nady could have homered.

  612. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    i’m not getting a feeling from nady… so I’ll say single to right

  613. pat September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    This is the Rays pen I remember!

  614. Jeff NJ September 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Bad news, the booth bunch is back.

  615. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    my god the minute Micheal Kay returns

  616. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    WHY YOU SWINGING FIRST PITCH???

    UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  617. ‪ September 4th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    pathetic.

  618. Smarter than Bobby Heenan September 4th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Michael Kay is bad luck.

  619. KING FELIX September 4th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    nady will hit a triple.

  620. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 4th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Should have left Lorenz in the booth.

  621. CaptainsCorner September 4th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Too bad Nady and Cano didn’t bother to have an at bat in the 9th. They could of atleast looked at a pitch after scoring 5 runs…then again i wouldn’t expect anything else from Cano.

  622. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    well, that’s that… too bad razzler had to start this game… we’d probably have won it. I hope Girardi stews on that for a while. Turd head.

  623. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    ANY OF YOU WATCHING RODDICK/DJOKOVIC????????????

  624. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Those two homers by Rodriguez were the sweetest, easiest swings that I can remember him having in a long time.

  625. pat September 4th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Paul O’Neill is right. Michael Kay is Shleprock.

  626. KING FELIX September 4th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    yankees have not won a WS since Kay joined YES

    actually, they have not won a WS since YES was created.

  627. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    note to myself: bomb the YES offices.

  628. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    trishaaaaaa

  629. lil' m September 4th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    So-o-o close. If Aceves had started the game; if Rasner had given up only four runs; if Woody had gone straight to the police . . .

  630. EricNS September 4th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    story of 08 – too little too late

  631. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    JOKING!!!!

  632. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    careful, Trisha. You’re boardering on terrorist remarks…seriously. Watch what you say…just friendly advise.

  633. Bob Merc-The Shift September 4th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Too little too late tonight…and yeah, let’s bring Cabrera up when the AAA Scranton Yankees here are going for the Governor’s Cup….UGH

  634. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Gang it was just a joke. If I was going to do it I wouldn’t announce it!

    :D

  635. Dave D September 4th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    I want to see Moss, Manningham, and Hixon abuse the Rams’ secondary.

  636. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    GUESS THATS A NO TO THE TENNIS??

  637. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    ***bordering***

  638. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    use a disclaimer trisha.. some folks here a a tad sensitive.

  639. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 4th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    i hate when they tease us like this, well at least we won 2 out of 3, sweep of the mariners?

  640. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    are a tad sensitive… oy.

  641. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    what’s tennis?

  642. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    “What in the world is going on here?

    They want to sub in for the Knicks in teases.”

    Honestly, I cant even remember the last time the Knicks teased I think a guy named Ewing was still playing center.

  643. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Trisha, most people know that you’re kidding, but, just be careful. Some people love reporting that stuff to the Feds and it’s the law.

  644. Kim Jones' Husband September 4th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    some people need to stop being such pansies about “terrorists”

  645. CaptainsCorner September 4th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Let me guess what Girardi is going to say about Rasner in his post game. I thought he was good, a couple of balls just got threw the infield. I believe in him, he will make his next start since he is a “veteran”. Cash and Girardi should be put in jail if they ever pitch Ponson and Rasner again. Coke and Aceves should take there places in the rotation but of course not because the $200m team won’t go with talent and 2 players who have looked impressive they have to play the age game and go with the veterans who have been tattooed and are absolute garbage. Pathetic…

  646. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    The NFC is so bad, the Giants gotta win 11 games right?

  647. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    GB I hear ya.

    Sunny good idea. It was a joke and I was not at all serious about what I said about you know what (I don’t even want to say it again!)

  648. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    babybomer’s pics from bleich’s start

    http://baby-bombers.com/NewsBl.....0b6212.jpg

    http://baby-bombers.com/NewsBl.....0b6171.jpg

    http://baby-bombers.com/NewsBl.....0b6141.jpg

    http://baby-bombers.com/NewsBl.....0b6142.jpg

  649. COL 88 September 4th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Morrow is like Joba, same type of stuff and he is making his 1st start. He could give us problems. He has good control.

    Rowland-Smith is a crafty lefty who has done well since moving to the rotation.

    Silva sucks.

    Will be hard to sweep. Andy has to snap out of it now for us to have any chance.

  650. 38HotDogs September 4th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Was it my imagination or did Pudge get in A-Rod’s face in the dugout pointing to his head?

  651. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 4th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    missing some good stuff…roddick bout to serve and try and push it 5

  652. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Not being sensitive…just a friendly bit of advise. Saying that on the internet carries the same penalties as saying “bomb’ in the airport, “hijack” on a plane or “fire” in a theatre.

  653. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Wow, Joe cut Kim Jones off at the knees when she tried to scoop everyone on whether or not Aceves would get Rasner’s next start.

  654. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I don’t know what the big deal is about starting Ponson or Rasner – it’s not like they make $16 mil a year or something even close to that. I’d just release Razz at this point and see what coke or aceves can do – altho – once people see them enough – they’ll come back down again. But at this point, Razz and Ponson are contributing nothing.

  655. sunny615 September 4th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    i think we a tad bit beyond “any chance” now. It’s more like a “snowflakes chance in H. E. double hockeysticks”.

    disclaimer: In no way did I mean for anyone to actually visit H. E. double hockey sticks. Just a metaphor.

  656. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    “Wow, Joe cut Kim Jones off at the knees when she tried to scoop everyone on whether or not Aceves would get Rasner’s next start.”

    Trish, thats how GI Joe does. Ask Pete.

  657. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 4th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Was it my imagination or did Pudge get in A-Rod’s face in the dugout pointing to his head?

    No I saw the same wonder WTF that’s about.

  658. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut September 4th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Rasner was throwing BP to the Rays tonight. How is it he has kept the rotation spot? More than a month ago people were bemoaning him starting, Aceves meanwhile was too inexperienced. Right.

    While this season has been a tough one to watch, some of this current state falls on the FO. Ponson, Rasner, Sexton, Betemit, Gardner, Pudge. Wow.

  659. pat September 4th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    “I’d just release Razz at this point and see what coke or aceves can do”

    With expanded rosters why cut him?

  660. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 4th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Girardi post game:

    “kazmir was tough like always, we worked counts got on base but werent able to get a hit, Razz missed locations and that was his main problem, Aceves saved the pen”

    Kim Jones was just about to ask about whether Razz will start again but joe interupted her and said that hes just gonna think about Pettite and his start tomorrow

  661. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    It amazes me that these reporters just ignore what they know Girardi is all about in other to get their dumb questions in and have their voices heard. Has Girardi EVER said that someone is out of the rotation? No. All he will say is that “as of now blah blah blah” or “we’ll be having discussions” yada yada yada.

    So why in hell would Jones jump the question when he hadn’t even taken a breath from anwering her first question. Sorry but she is pathetic as a postgame interviewer.

  662. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Yeah, Trisha, but, she should have been. Those are things that you discuss with the players involved, before giving the media their scoop. Of course, it’ll be reported in some corners as Girardi not being honest or informitive with the media. He could say “Yes, we’ll have two new starters” and, if it doesn’t happen, Girardi will be accused of lying to the press.

  663. COL 88 September 4th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Did Girardi say, “I thought Raz threw the ball well for us tonight”?

  664. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    ***informative***

  665. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    “Wow, Joe cut Kim Jones off at the knees when she tried to scoop everyone on whether or not Aceves would get Rasner’s next start.”

    Honestly though why not see what Aceves can give you. Razzy has had his shot/s his time has been well served. Aceves has paid his dues hes not a 19 yr old kid from a big program, hes 25 years old and pitched for a long time in the Mexican leagues.

  666. pat September 4th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    “did Pudge get in A-Rod’s face in the dugout pointing to his head?”

    They did have a conversation and he did point at his head but it didn’t look in his face to me.

  667. AJ YANKS September 4th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Look on the bright side— Tampa gained 1\2 a game on Boston.

  668. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    GB, I agree with you. She’s an idiot for my money, sorry.

  669. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    “Was it my imagination or did Pudge get in A-Rod’s face in the dugout pointing to his head?

    No I saw the same wonder WTF that’s about.”

    This beef is irrelevant Pudge is gone in 3 weeks.

  670. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 4th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    COL 88:

    lol no joe didnt say that

  671. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Al I think I’ll almost be surprised if Aceves doesn’t get a start, though maybe Girardi would go to Giese first and would want to use Aceves in long relief?

    I think you will see Giese and Aceves replace Rasner and Ponson (if Ponson struggles his next start. I have to believe Rasner is done as of tonight.)

  672. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 4th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    so whats the verdict?

    does cody get a start tomorrow or no?
    hmmm or is all this irrevelant now that we are almost completely out of it?

  673. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Exactly whose head was Alex R was pointing to that Ivan R. got in his face for?

  674. pat September 4th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Rasner

    COuldn’t get anything going…I’m ashamed of what I did, it’s embarrassing…I couldn’t get in any rhythm…I’m pushing the ball instead of driving it to the plate and it’s flat and hittable…It’s human nature to want to do good and help this team and tonight I didn’t do it.

  675. Yankee Trader September 4th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Aybar owned Aceves tonight-single while relieving Rasner let in runs 4 and 5 plus solo homer. However, Aceves should have started the game. By starting Rasner, Girardi took our last hope at a miracle finish. Now bloggers are interested in the Giants and Jets.

    This team has a lot of work to do in the offseason. Please don’t be fooled by the late surge of Giambi and sign him to a new contract. Get younger and more athletic, and away from a team loaded with one dimensional players-DH’s!!

    Next year might be a lean year also, but if the Yankees play with more passion and effort, we’ll soon succeed.
    One word for this season-Frustrating!

  676. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut September 4th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Giese has already had his chances at starting. Cashman was there watching, he saw that Aceves should at least get a shot at starting a game or two. If we are really lucky, Giese will get Ponson’s start.

    What do they have to lose by doing that? If they lose, its not likely that those they are replacing would do much better.

  677. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    “Al I think I’ll almost be surprised if Aceves doesn’t get a start, though maybe Girardi would go to Giese first and would want to use Aceves in long relief?”

    Fair enough Trish. I am going to have to start tuning in again just to see my “players of interest” play. This list includes Hughes, Aceves, Coke, Ransom and Gardner. The regular guys already got my attention and they squandered it. Now I’m just concerned about the younger guys.

  678. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 4th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    pudge was talking to alex and pudge pointed to his own head but to me it didnt seem confrontational at all, he wasnt in alexs face, i think people are making it bigger than it was

  679. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    No reason not to start Ransom tomorrow and rest Abreu, too. Morrow throws 97-98 consistantly and he throws inside, so jamming Abreu with fastballs would do more damage.

  680. pat September 4th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Damon

    We’ve been able to get to him in the past but tonight he was definitely on…It’s not a great feeling to have to sweep but it seems like we are finally playing better now but there are some very good teams in front of us.

  681. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    “so whats the verdict?

    does cody get a start tomorrow or no?
    hmmm or is all this irrevelant now that we are almost completely out of it?”

    I think it does matter. Although he is over 30 and is not technically a young guy. I still think Cody can turn into a serviceable back up IF and possibly get a decent amount of AB’s next season if he shows up for the next 3 weeks.

  682. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut September 4th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    They are calling up Melky. I bet he will be playing in the outfield in Seattle. Maybe covering Center, Damon in Left, Nady in Right.

  683. Dave D September 4th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Austin Jackson hit a 3 run HR off Clay Buchholz tonight in in the AA playoffs BTW.

  684. mel September 4th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    When did the Alex/I-rod thing happen?

    Roddick shouldn’t mocked Jokervic and his phantom ailments.

  685. Fredo Corleone September 4th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    “This list includes Hughes, Aceves, Coke, Ransom and Gardner. The regular guys already got my attention and they squandered it. Now I’m just concerned about the younger guys.”

    Ransom will be 33 on Opening Day.

  686. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    OK, thanks, You gotta have faith. I missed that. Maybe I. Rodriguez was telling A. Rodriguez that he (IR) needs to tyhink off field and up the middle hitting instead of pulling everything.

  687. pat September 4th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Abreu

    Day to day…I’ll see tomorrow when I get in the cage…Last night it was a little sore but hitting today it was painful…MRI was good nothing broken.

  688. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 4th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I heard the 7-0 score on the radio, turned it off and then surfing the web find out the Yanks scored 5 in the 9th in a comeback attempt. Too bad there wasn’t this sense of urgency earlier in the season. Too bad the starting pitching staff has under performed.

    A sweep is needed in Seattle

  689. pat September 4th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    When did the Alex/I-rod thing happen?

    End of the game.

  690. Clare September 4th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I agree with you gotta have faith. It looked to me like Pudge & ARod were joking around – it did not look confrontational at all.

  691. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    $13, Geise has been on the dL for more than 3 weeks, or, he probably would have gotten some starts.

  692. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut September 4th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Dave D.

    At least there is something to smile about tonight. :lol:

    Actually, that 9th inning surge felt good even if it fell short.

    The most frustrating thing tonight wasn’t being held down by Kazmir as much as it was seeing Cano not working the count, Pudge not working the count, Gardner not even taking a weak hack at outside pitches. Think about that one inning where it was just a few pitches and done. Had that been like the working the count type, Kaz would have been out an inning earlier. That could have made a difference.

  693. Fredo Corleone September 4th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    “Austin Jackson hit a 3 run HR off Clay Buchholz tonight in in the AA playoffs BTW.”

    Nice! Looks like Trenton has that series locked up. SWB is in a battle as IPK lost a pitcher’s duel to Devern Hansack.

  694. DVAB September 4th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Aceves starts this game and it is a totally different game. Keeping Ponson and Rasner in the rotation is waving the white flag. Of all the losses we had this year,,,this one bothers me NOT AT ALL. That 5 run comeback, even though it was short, was FINALLY a display of TRUE YANKEE HEART. How far did that A-Rod blast go ? 500 feet or more ? WOW ! 2009 has a chance to be something very special. Please go out and get CC, Burnett, Sheets and Tex ( and we will ALL be happy…..right ??? ) :-)

  695. GreenBeret7 September 4th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Well, Jeter has 1 more RBI to go to reach 1,000 and 1 steal for 275. Not too shabby for a singles hitter.

  696. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut September 4th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Aceves was available though.

    The point is, at this point we KNOW what we are going to get from Rasner. Not much. Ponson – similar.

    Rasner looked poor from the beginning. Why give him that long a leash? Heck, with the rosters expanded, they can bring up some arms to fill in the pen so tiring it out isn’t that big a concern.

  697. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    ““Austin Jackson hit a 3 run HR off Clay Buchholz tonight in in the AA playoffs BTW.”

    Nice! Looks like Trenton has that series locked up. SWB is in a battle as IPK lost a pitcher’s duel to Devern Hansack.”

    I actually have some post-game quotes from IPK: “Well, I don’t see a problem with getting the loss its part of the game. It doesn’t bother me at all, actually me and some of the guys are going out for Applebees in about an hour so its cool I’m already over it. Some balls found holes and thats it, cant lose sleep over it and I tip my cap.”

  698. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 4th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    DVAB:

    this game leaves us with a lot of ifs, ands, buts, and maybes especially with the 5 runs in the 9th

    but the truth is even if razz didnt start this game, kazmir still does and we still have an extremely close game

    fact is if it was a close game in the top of the 9th i doubt that pither would have been out there since he hasnt been doing well lately

    but different variables cause different outcomes, lets just hope razz wont get another start

  699. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    ““Austin Jackson hit a 3 run HR off Clay Buchholz tonight in in the AA playoffs BTW.””

    Ajax is a future beast.

  700. AJ YANKS September 4th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    1.1 innings is a long leash?

    Rasner had allowed 3 runs before he was lifted. Aceves came in and allowed his other 2 runners to score.

  701. COL 88 September 4th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I’m rooting for Kennedy to come up here next week, just so we can hear his postgame comments after he gets shelled.

  702. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Night all. See you gametime tomorrow!

  703. Yankee Trader September 4th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    DVAB=
    Pretty big shopping list. What are we going to do when CC who wants to stay in NL signs with the Dodgers, Burnett signs with the Red Sos, guaranteeing him 3-4 wins against us, Sheets stays with the Brewers and Teixeira resigns with the Angels, since he turned their offense around hitting .380.

    Who’s on your B list??

    Aceves should have started this game or Giese for as long as he could go. Girardi didn’t give this team a chance at a much needed sweep of the Rays.

  704. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 4th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    By the way, IPK’s “postgame comments” are a riot! I really look forward to seeing them.

  705. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    I wish this team could go into full tank mode and finish with 76-77 wins that gets us a top 10 draft pick next year and since were not makling the PS why not turn the tank switch to 11.

  706. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut September 4th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    When a team can bat around in the second inning, its already too late. Rasner was throwing batting practice. Every batter getting a hit. Yes, Aceves came in and gave up the other two runs… runs that were already on base. Already too late.

  707. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I wish this team could go into full tank mode and finish with 76-77 wins that gets us a top 10 draft pick next year and since were not making the PS why not turn the tank switch to 11.

  708. LLIME September 4th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    If we don’t sign any FA pitchers this is our rotation next year

    Wang
    Hughes
    Kennedy
    Victor Zombrano
    Pavano

  709. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    “Wang
    Hughes
    Kennedy
    Victor Zombrano
    Pavano”

    I lol’d.

  710. COL 88 September 4th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I agree BK.

    But this team will find a way to screw it up by beating up on the hapless Mariners and winning some home games and they will win 85 games.

    Just like the Knicks had an awful 3-game win streak at the end of last year to knock them from the 3rd worst record to 6th in the lottery.

  711. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan.) September 4th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    “I agree BK.

    But this team will find a way to screw it up by beating up on the hapless Mariners and winning some home games and they will win 85 games.

    Just like the Knicks had an awful 3-game win streak at the end of last year to knock them from the 3rd worst record to 6th in the lottery.”

    Absolutely man. Same thing with the Jets we could have had the #5 overall but Mangenius and company had to go FTW against Herm and KC. However I am amped about the NFL. If you read Pete’s earlier post about football getting underway he is scared of the gang green and rightfully so.

  712. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut September 4th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I’m sorry, but even if they don’t make the post season, which is the case, I don’t think any team should just tank it the rest of the year. If you lose, at least be trying hard.

  713. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 4th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    It’s all that evil Girardi’s fault. :roll:

  714. Kill-Schill(ing) September 4th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    “Breaking News: Brian Cashman has told the beat writers that Melky Cabrera will join the team tomorrow.”

    I’m positively exultant!

    What a brilliant GM you are Brian, brilliant, unequivocally brilliant!

  715. BB September 5th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Yankees’s rotation should get rid of Rasner and Ponson for the team.

  716. saucY - automate the strike zones! September 5th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    “S.o.S.27
    September 4th, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    mel,
    saucy is a G fan as well. Dont you remember. It was his good luck Manning jersey that won it for them.”

    great memory.

    i got that jersey for christmas from an uncle with too much time on his hands in seaside heights (he won it with no use for it). they are still undefeated since I’ve had that Manning jersey :D

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