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Game 141: Yankees at Mariners

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 05, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (75-65)
Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Molina C
Pettitte LHP

Andy Pettitte (13-11, 4.52) vs. the Seattle hitters.

Brandon Morrow (1-2, 1.47) vs. the New York hitters.

Notes: The Yankees are 6-0 against the Mariners, outscoring them 50-17. … The Yankees are 3-1 on their road trip and have won five of their last eight games.

WELCOME BACK: Melky Cabrera rejoins the Yankees today. He was optioned down on Aug. 15 because of a .242 batting average. Cabrera hit .333 in 15 games for Triple-A Scranton with five RBI. He was 0 for 4 last night in Pawtucket, R.I., in an International League playoff game.

LONG WALK HOME: This road trip will encompass 7,140 miles and require 18 hours in the air according to traveling secretary Ben Tuliebitz. The Yankees have already been to Detroit and Tampa and still have to go to Anaheim.

Back later with some updates.

UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: Just in the knick of not being in time, Darrell Rasner has been taken out of the rotation. Alfredo Aceves will start on Tuesday in Anaheim.

UPDATE, 10:23 p.m.: Scranton beat Pawtucket 6-4 tonight to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five International League series. Kei Igawa (remember him?) went seven innings, allowing one earned run. Former prospect Eric Duncan hit a three-run homer.

Scranton can wrap up the series tomorrow night. Phil Hughes will be on the mound.

UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.: And Trenton wins its Eastern League playoff series, beating Portland 5-4 for a three-game sweep. Colin Curtis was 4 for 4 with a double, a triple and two RBI. Kevin Whelan won in relief.

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m.: The Yankees are getting no-hit by Brandon Morrow through four innings. Is that bad? That seems bad.

Joe Girardi was asked before the game whether the long night of travel might take something out of his team. Here is what he said:

“It’s no time to be tired. There’s a freshness here (in Seattle) because it’s cool. When you have that cool air, your body feels different.”

That would explain why the Mariners are 28-41 at home. Opposing teams love that cool air.

UPDATE, 11:42 p.m.: This is the first MLB start for Morrow, by the way. He has been pitching in relief this season then was sent to the minors to get stretched out. He’s at 77 pitches and this could be his last inning. Be interesting to see what the Mariners do if he still has the no-hitter going.

Morrow is a former first-round draft pick (5th overall) out of Cal. In six previous appearances against the Yankees, he allowed seven runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings.

UPDATE, 12:09 a.m.: Well, at least the Yankees avoided being embarrassed. Wilson Betemit, the forgotten man, delivers a double.

What a job by Morrow, who threw 106 pitches. His high this season was 82.

It has come to this: The Yankees trying to avoid being no-hit by a first-time starter for the worst team in the league.

 
 

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702 Responses to “Game 141: Yankees at Mariners”

  1. Sean L September 5th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Season is done.. Girardi will regret that he did not resting the veterans, when they start breaking down next year.

  2. Rich I. September 5th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Jose Lopez against Andy Pettitte:

    .200/.167/.367

    How the heck…?

  3. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Forgot it was a late game. I was just getting ready to be present and accounted for, but without a lot of enthusiasm.

    :(

    Oh well, I truly look at 26 world championships and all of the other things our team represents and I feel good that I root for a team that has been so damned good so much of the time.

    GO YANKEES!

  4. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! September 5th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Cody Ransom should get more playing time!!!

  5. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 5th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    we are winning 6 in a row, starting tonight…JUST to get us all excited for the eventual letdown….

  6. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    I don’t know what’s going to be worse – setting us up for the fall or getting it all at once!

  7. JR Yankees September 5th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Rest the veterans…that’s all he did for 3/4 of the season. Every time somebody got hot, they would sit, yet even when some players were cold they would play.

    He has no choice but to play the veterans everyday now because of his incapacity to field the best possible team. He was too concerned with his ridiculous pitching matchup scheme that did squat for the offense when he should have been worried about letting the best players play with a little rest here and there.

    Now we are 7GB in the wildcard and Girardi is doing everything he can to keep our head above water with a month left to the season.

  8. mel September 5th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    :?

  9. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Interesting that my choice of television to waste time until game time is the Titanic.

  10. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    As bad as this season has been, it could have been worse.

    The Tigers, Indians, Mariners all came into this season with reasonable playoff expectations. The Yankees are the only ones still somewhat in the mix.

  11. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Trisha

    I’m thinking of watching “Failure to Launch.” Also oddly fitting.

  12. E-Rod September 5th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I want this lineup tonight

    Damon CF
    Betemit SS
    Ransom 3B
    Cano 2B
    Pudge DH
    Moller 1B
    Melky RF
    Gardner LF
    Molina C

  13. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Rebecca -

    That actually does help.

  14. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Doreen -

    :)

    It’s nice that we can still kinda laugh about things.

  15. RalphieD September 5th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    if anybody is interested u can watch the SWB game for free on MILB.TV…too bad igawa is pitching

  16. Iris September 5th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Go Yankees!!

  17. mel September 5th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Not liking all the negative vibes, guys.

    Are we only supposed to cheer for them if we have a chance to make the playoffs?

    They’re not worthy now, yet everyone still follows them? Is it the trainwreck phenomenon?

    I don’t get it.

  18. Iris September 5th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    E-rod, I almost fogot betemit is still around! & no I’m not playing. He musta gained more weight & lost alot of bat speed (not that he has any) but still. UNLESS he’s been working out but that’s highly unlikely.

  19. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    This is part of an email message I got from a Mariners fan friend in Seattle:

    “I’ll be calling you over the weekend, as our two teams will be meeting … sad year for them both, but I must say, you can never count the Yanks out!”

    For a minute it perked me up. I wonder if she really meant that. I wonder if fans of other teams see it the same way. With the talent we have on our underperforming team, I would think they should.

    As a nice aside, we met on the Times forum in the late 90s and have stayed in touch ever since. There something very special to me about the people I meet on Yankee forums.

  20. Mariel September 5th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    You know Matsui will do well tonight, playing against Ichiro.

  21. Iris September 5th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Mel, I’m still behind this team. Hey you gotta feel good about beating those Rays. Next we spank the M’s. Then we take down those Angels and KILL the sux.

  22. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    mel: If I only cheered for a team when they are playoff bound, how do you explain my basketball and football allegiances?

  23. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    mel -

    No, no, no! I’m holding out hope, of course. But I would watch tonight if they weren’t playing at 10 p.m. I just can’t stay awake.

    I am still cheering and hoping for good things to happen that have nothing to do with the playoffs.

    But it kind of helps to make fun a little.

    Trisha -

    If you don’t laugh you end up crying. Not to get too personal, but I’ve learned this from many situations in my life. Believe me, the Yankees not making the playoffs is nothing to cry over. :)

  24. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    mel, I apologize. I think I continued to buy into the “gee maybe” perhaps far beyond when I should have and coming back to earth has been a little hard. My bad.

    Even worse – I still have that sick little little little bit of hope going on.

    I will be honest that I don’t remember the last time I finished a season out rooting for Yankees who weren’t in the postseason so I don’t quite remember how to do it. The last time I had to, there was no forum where I could debrief. It’s unchartered territory and I’m having a hard time negotiating it.

    However my being here means I would never leave my team. So that has to count for something. But I am sad.

  25. G. Love September 5th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Here’s hoping Josh Hamilton has the 3 game series of his life this weekend vs. Boston and Texas shockingly sweeps the Red Sox.

  26. doslobo38 September 5th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Hey I am still rooting for our guys! Look I love this team despite the fact that they are unlikely to make the play- offs. They are a talented, professional and highly likable group of people and when they play well they are a joy to watch. I want to see them go down fighting and if they don’t make the playoffs I want them to scare the hell out of Boston and Tampa with the threat that they might!

  27. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Ralphie I want to catch some of that game. I am the only person walking the earth who still has some rooting energy for Igawa.

    After watching Kennedy last night I hope I never have to see him in Yankee pinstripes again. The guy is a total dud. You know how they say sometimes that a pitcher pitched much better than his line shows? Well he pitched much worse than his line shows. He had the bases loaded, went deep into counts, almost had at least four balls leave McCoy, and just generally exuded an “I don’t belong here” attitude on the mound – meaning that I think he believes he’s too special for AAA ball.

    I love the maturity in Hughes and Joba. I detest everything about Kennedy’s attitude.

  28. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Okay, I guess I’ll get me some dinner. See y’all later.

  29. mel September 5th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    LOL, ladies.

    I felt sick at the thought that I would be the last one standing.

    Everyone’s declaring them dead, which is probably true, but is that the only reason to follow the Yankees? Playoffs? Now I know why people call Yankee fans spoiled!

  30. Jonathan September 5th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    “Rest the veterans…that’s all he did for 3/4 of the season. Every time somebody got hot, they would sit, yet even when some players were cold they would play.
    He has no choice but to play the veterans everyday now because of his incapacity to field the best possible team. He was too concerned with his ridiculous pitching matchup scheme that did squat for the offense when he should have been worried about letting the best players play with a little rest here and there.
    Now we are 7GB in the wildcard and Girardi is doing everything he can to keep our head above water with a month left to the season.”

    We have already sunk brotha.. I agree with Sean L, there is no point in wearing these guys down when we are clearly not making the playoffs. Nothing good can come out of these guys playing every day except for them to pad their stats, which is apparently all they care about anyway.

  31. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    TB already has 2 runs against Halliday.

    GO RAYS!!!!!

  32. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Fear not, mel!

    We will stand with you to the end!

  33. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    mel, grow up in the Sux back yard and then talk to me about how it feels to miss the playoffs when the Sux are looking like they’ll be there. I take it like I do when people around the NJ area talk about how extremely special Springsteen is. You have to be there to appreciate it.

  34. PJH September 5th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Mission: Impossible III is on Showtime right now. That fits for the next month.

  35. realism talking September 5th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Any player not in 2009 plans should be scaled down to little playing time.
    This would include the likes of Giambi, Betemit, Rasner, and Ponson to mention a few.
    It would take out some of the wonderment to fans in seeing who is in the lineup for the remaining games.
    It’s not a signal of throwing up a white flag. That has been a foregone conclusion for several days.

  36. bodhisattva September 5th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    My father’s team was always the Yankees. Yes, the Jets, the Knicks the Rangers, and even the old Bears because of Sid Luckman, but never like the Yankees.

    He had a dismissive way of talking about them, that expressed more love for them than somebody else’s Yankee rhapsody. They were always “the Yanks” but no one could say it like he did.

    He died on Aug. 18. He wanted to stay with us. He kept asking: “when’s the ballgame on?” and it was his way to stay grounded, to not slip away. Now I watch them, in a daze, to try to ground myself.

    How are they still playing? I wonder.

    For me, this lost season has the feel of 1979, after Thurman died, only much, much worse.

    My father said, about two months ago: “You know, I don’t think we’re going to make it this year…”

    His lifeline: 1923-2008.

  37. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    trisha – I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit.
    September 5th, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    TB already has 2 runs against Halliday.

    GO RAYS!!!!!

    _______________________________________________

    It’s tough not to score when you have a leadoff double, followed by two singles.

    However, then just got another hit to score two. It was the double, 2 singles and no outs that were so unusual.

  38. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 5th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    bodhisattva
    .
    God Bless you, friend.
    .

  39. rover September 5th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    wonder if hank n hal are ready to sell yet. sorta feels like they really may not be as interested as we are. just feels that way.

  40. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    bodhisattva

    You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad.

  41. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    bodhisattva – Reading your post brought tears to my eyes. I’m so sorry about your dad. But I am so happy for him that he got to witness so many of the Yankee glory years. What an amazing thing that had to be for someone growing up a Yanks fan in those years. Geeze he got to see the very very best of the Yanks.

  42. FrankDiscussion September 5th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Whether they make the postseason or not, I’m still going along for the ride. I’d like to see Mussina get his 20 wins, and I’m interested in if Aceves gets to start. Still plenty to watch.

  43. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    bodhisattva

    My sympathies are with you and your family.

  44. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    bodhisattva-

    You have my condolences on the loss of your father.

  45. bodhisattva September 5th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Don Vito, Doreen, Trisha,

    Heartfelt thanks for your kindness :)

  46. Yanksrule57 September 5th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    bodhisattva,

    Marvelous tribute to your father and my condolences on your loss.
    How tragically fitting that such a great Yankee fan’s lifespan exactly matched that of Yankee Stadium.

  47. Brian (Red Sox fan) September 5th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Bodhisattva – God bless you and your dad. Your post was so poignant, evocative of the special bond that comes from parents passing on their team devotion to theit kids.

    My father (born in 1913) passed in 1994, and never truly experienced a Sox championship. At the Sox victory parade in 2004, one fan along the parade route offered that “there was a soul on every shoulder” as the players rode by. Many fans left Sox caps, pennants, etc. on the graves of their loved ones after the Sox won.

    The bond that sports brings transcends even death. Again, my condolescenses.

  48. LC September 5th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    This has been an embarrassing season for everyone – the players (all of ‘em), Girardi and his staff, $man, Stammerin’ Hank, and Pete A. Let’s turn the chapter please.

  49. Brian (Red Sox fan) September 5th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    *condolensces*

  50. pat September 5th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    bodhisattva

    Condolences on your Dad’s passing. Feeling grounded after a loss is such a tough thing but focussing on the good times usually helps.

  51. Gshizzle September 5th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Bobby’s back yess..and Toronto up 4-2..go jays

  52. Jersey September 5th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Who might be a worse hitter than Melky?

    Bret Gardner!

  53. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Nice to see Abreu back in the line up :)

    A win please, and a loss for everyone else :)

  54. bodhisattva September 5th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Brian, your Dad knew and was smiling: “a soul on every shoulder…”

    YanksRule57, Yeah. When they handed out the commemorative hats at the Stadium (with the final season patch on it, and the dates) while my father was still with us, my blood kind of ran cold.

    Thanks and Blessings. all.

  55. pat September 5th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Anyone watching the Stand Up To Cancer show on NBC right now? It really does put missing a postseason into perspective.

  56. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    pat -

    Yes, we’re watching it now. You’re right.

  57. sunny615 September 5th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    SWB Yanks spanking the Pawtucket Sux 6-2.

    For those SJ type folks – have the Yanks just throw in the towel on Eric Duncan (who just hit a three run homer!)?

    I’m gamedaying their playoff game.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_swbaaa_1

  58. Lukas M. September 5th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Beckett looking strong. Lowell hits a homer on his first swing back from the DL.

  59. mel September 5th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Bases loaded, one run scored. Zero hits by Minny.

    Gallaraga is the ace of the Detroit staff. Hopefully he’ll settle down.

  60. 27 this year September 5th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Yes, Aceves to start!!!!

  61. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Sorry about your father, Bodhisvatta.

    85 years feels like they’re far too young to go when its family, doesn’t it?

    I hope your cherished memories of him provide some comfort and peace.

  62. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 5th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Oops I meant bodhisattva… ack sorry about that.

  63. Roland September 5th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    bodhisattva,

    may your father live on all around us. when you are listening compassionately, remember the impermanent nature of all dharmas.

  64. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    yay no more Rasner!

    I was a Rasner supporter since last year when he went down with that finger injury. But I’m over him.

  65. Lukas M. September 5th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    5-0 Sox. Beckett dealing.

  66. doslobo38 September 5th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Boy I am glad to see Bobby back in the lineup…hope his wrist isn’t going to affect his game.

  67. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    The only position player worth speaking about in SWB is Juan Miranda who was struggling prior to tonight.

    Checkout Colin Curtis batting .455 in playoff baseball for Trenton, PJ Pilittere has also raised the level of his game batting .500, Edwar Gonzalez is hitting .375 in the series, Austin Jackson hit a 3 run shot last night but a .100 AVG in the first rd. series come on kid you got to get up for these games.

    Colin Curtis definitely raises his game in big games.

  68. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Forums where people care about Beckett dealing —->

  69. E-Rod September 5th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Better root for the Angels… Sox are going to win the division but we don’t want them to also get homefield.

    If they do get homefield, its over. Angels are not going into Fenway and winning in the postseason. Lackey/Shields will choke and Beckett will rise. Clock will strike midnight on the Cubs too if they have to face a winning team like Boston.

  70. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    A couple of other things to note PJ Pilittere is a clutch batter in big situations, calls a good game, but his arm is Paul La Duca like.

  71. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    I’m sorry, but I’m kinda interested in what Beckett is like after coming off the DL. If he was absolutely sucking, everyone here would love to hear it.

  72. Dave D September 5th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Good job by Curtis getting his trade value up.

  73. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    “I’m sorry, but I’m kinda interested in what Beckett is like after coming off the DL. If he was absolutely sucking, everyone here would love to hear it.”

    Uh right. And if he does you will. Otherwise there’s MLB TV, MLB radio, Extra Innings, Gameday, and every Sux forum in the world where you can get the most accurate information by the minute.

    I don’t see that we need to hear about any Suxcesses here.

  74. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I appreciate the updates on this forum, it takes away the need to search for the info. And besides, GameDay only shows so much. Every out could’ve been a well-hit ball at someone.

  75. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Trisha: this is a Yankees forum, but we’re all fans of baseball as well. I’m sure we all watched the World Series last year despite the Yankees having no part in it. People regularly post info about non-Yankee games here. Don’t take it so seriously.

  76. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    “People regularly post info about non-Yankee games here. Don’t take it so seriously.”

    I’m not talking about Yankee fans providing information. I’m talking about Sux fans rubbing it in.

    Thanks.

    You’re extremely naive if you think all Yankee fans watched the world series last year.

  77. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I no longer want Sabathia on the Yankees. He gave up a run to San Diego, so, just how good can he be?

  78. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Rays lost again.

  79. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Hey GB. These west coast games are a killer. I would think they’re also going to be pretty boring.

  80. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I didn’t notice a Sox fan rubbing anything in. I noticed someone saying “5-0 Beckett dealing,” or something similar. That’s not really rubbing it in.

    I don’t feel it’s naive to assume that people who are into this sport enough to read/post on a blog about it would watch the World Series, regardless of its contenders. Particularly because of the amazing story of the Rockies last year.

  81. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    They should have let Brett Myers finish the game.

  82. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Trisha, not all of us watched the World Series last year, but a lot of us did. Don’t belittle us.

  83. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I know a lot of Yankee fans who watched the World Series. And a lot who rooted for Lester in his no-hitter. No person, no team is bigger than the game. Everyone should appreciate good baseball.

    And I don’t think any Sox fan was rubbing it in. I just looked at Beckett’s line (it was shown on TV). 7 Ks in 5 innings and only a few hits. I hate the Sox, but I’m simply stating facts. He was on today.

  84. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Andrea there was a post earlier by the same person telling us that Beckett was looking “strong” and that Lowell homered. I don’t need a blow by blow on the happy times of the Sox and I’m sure most other people here don’t also.

  85. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Trisha, it’s never too late to watch a Yankee game. Beats not seeing them for two years and not reading them except for sporatic Stars And Stripes updates. No matter how bad they may play, not seeing them at all is worse.

  86. jason September 5th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Don’t sell Curtis short just yet. He has reworked his swing a bit and his manager raves about him. He can probably be a bit better than Melky and or Gardner and or Christian but not likely to be a superstar. He has been driving the ball muh better of late.

  87. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    “Trisha, not all of us watched the World Series last year, but a lot of us did. Don’t belittle us.”

    Rebecca I’m not belittling anyone. Since I know a lot of Yankee fans who didn’t watch the world series I was pointing out to Andrea that her statement that everyone watched it was naive. That’s all.

    Plus I really don’t need to be lectured tonight okay so how about just skipping my posts. And Andrea can feel free to do the same.

  88. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Josh September 5th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I know a lot of Yankee fans who watched the World Series. And a lot who rooted for Lester in his no-hitter. No person, no team is bigger than the game. Everyone should appreciate good baseball.

    Amen.

    Trisha, one of my best friends is a Red Sox fan and we often give each other play by plays of the ongoing games. He took me to Fenway, I took him to Yankee Stadium. It *is* possible for Sox and Yankees fans to get along.

  89. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    He can probably be a bit better than Melky and or Gardner and or Christian but not likely to be a superstar.

    Reminds me of a young Ryan Church meets Tino Martinez. Oh and my bet is he is better than Melky, JC or Gardner.

  90. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    There are a lot of things people don’t want to know about that appear on this site. Just don’t read it. Some people are interested in the goings on of the games of the teams above the Yankees in the division.

    And I’m with Josh. I happened to be at a friend’s house in New Hampshire just in time to see the end of Lester’s no-hitter, and he was rubbing it in my face that Lester was pitching a no-hitter, and I didn’t care. He’s a good kid and a good pitcher. No reason not to root for him when he’s not pitching against the Yankees.

    As I type this, replays of Beckett’s strikeouts and Lowells home runs are playing on YES. So they assume that Yankee fans are interested. It’s fine that you don’t care, but don’t assume no one cares.

  91. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    “Plus I really don’t need to be lectured tonight okay so how about just skipping my posts. And Andrea can feel free to do the same.”

    Trisha, you either are an impostor using Trisha’s handle or you are having one bad day. It’s not like you to attack another regular. Rebecca is one of us. There’s no need to get hostile. People are always reporting on how the other teams are doing in here. Why is it bothering you so much tonight?

  92. BBB September 5th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Is this Brandon Morrow’s first start in the majors (after being stretched out) or did he already make one?

  93. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I think Morrow started before this season.

  94. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Rebecca to use a hackneyed phrase some of my best friends are Sux fans and my entire family other than I root for them. Okay? So you don’t have to tell me about getting along with Sux fans.

    But I don’t come to a Yankee forum to make nice about them. And especially at this point in the season with everything going on the last thing I want to see is some Sux fan here singing their praises in the form of happy updates. Now if I am in the minority and others appreciate it, well then I have no difficulty with absenting myself. It could very well be that I am in the minority.

  95. Gary September 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    its his first

  96. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Watching the Brewers game. Impressed by the fact that the Brewers were able to find two sumo wrestlers that are athletic enough to play baseball. Their names are Sabathia-San and Fielder-San. Fielder-san must be royalty because they keep calling him Prince.

  97. BBB September 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Brandon, love the 90210 reference in your handle! I missed the series premiere *kicks self* – how was it? Shannen and Jennie??

  98. Gary September 5th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    or maybe just this season..

  99. RalphieD September 5th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    first start

  100. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    BBB: first start in the majors. They just said on YES it’s his first start, and Andy Pettitte has made over 400 starts. That makes me feel old because I remember when he first started pitching!

  101. RalphieD September 5th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    first start in the major leagues

  102. Lukas M. September 5th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Twins breaking out of their funk now that they are at home.

  103. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Trenton ties the game at 4 in the top of the 8th when Cervelli was hit on a bases loaded pitch.

  104. Dave September 5th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    go yankees!

  105. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Jesus, do the soxs ever lose? they are up big on Texas.

  106. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Sheesh, I didn’t realise I was such a problem.

    GB: LMAO. When Prince swings it looks like he’s swinging a toothpick.

  107. Joey's Poodle September 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Bodhisattva,

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. But very glad you got to share at least one passion with your father.

  108. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Laura the only thing I can do is speak the words I can’t make you understand the feeling. I have spent my entire life in the heart of Red Sux Nation. I live in their back yard. Around here it is a knock down, drag out rivalry. It’s as serious as the way maybe Giants fans feel about the Jets – or something. Or the Patriots.

    It’s not easy to grow up 50 miles from Boston in the thick of the stuff and feel good about the Yanks being in 3rd and the Sux heading for the postseason.

    But I also believe that I don’t have the right to impost that on everyone else so I will just say GO YANKEES! and will join back up when I have the ability to be more civil.

    Take care.

  109. BBB September 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I’m not following the Trenton game (so thanks for the updates) but I have a special place in my heart for that team, GO THUNDER!!!

  110. trisha - I am a Sidney supporter and also believe Arod will start to hit. September 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    * impose

  111. COL 88 September 5th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Curtis reminds me of Nady… a late bloomer who can develop into a very good role player.

  112. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Jennifer: it’s like last year when they found a way to win no matter what. And in spite of Gagne sometimes. Freaks.

  113. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    “But I also believe that I don’t have the right to impost that on everyone else so I will just say GO YANKEES! and will join back up when I have the ability to be more civil.”

    We’ll be here. :)

  114. Tank September 5th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    The NL is having a competition… which team in the playoff hunt has the shakiest closer. Contestants are:

    Lidge (PHI)
    Broxton (LAD)
    Torres (MIL)
    Ayala (NYM)
    Gregg (FLA)
    Wood (CHC)
    Franklin (STL)
    Lyon (ARI)

  115. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Brandon, love the 90210 reference in your handle! I missed the series premiere *kicks self* – how was it? Shannen and Jennie??

    It was worth the hype IMO.

    Shannon and Jennie were you know like they said watsup the first time in yrs. I like the new cast and got to give props to Tristan Wilds he’s representing for Dominicans and African Americans as an actor, Since the Yankees play vs Seattle I’d rather give you the link to watch the two episodes 90210

    You know in case you get bored.

  116. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Jonathan Albaladejo pitched two innings again tonight. 2 hits, 0 runs and 2 strikeouts. That’s two scoreless games, 4 innings, so he should be ready by spring training.

  117. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 5th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    HERE IS WHY CASHMAN AND GIRARDI NEED THEIR HEADS EXAMINED

    if they win tonight and had finished off the sweep last night byt pitching aceves like they will do on tuesday, the yanks would now be 8 out of the division instead of 10 (if they beat Seattle tonight)

    you have nothing to lose right now but to see what these kids have and maybe get something going towards catching one of these teams

    Cashman, please go far far far away and never return to NY you hack…Girardi, grow a set and become a REAL manager, and not someone who just sits in the seat titled manager…you’re not here to be friendly or to make friends…winning ballgames is the goal and if that means giving the kids a shot as opposed to guys who are garbage like rasner and ponson, it has to be done

  118. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Trenton ties the game at 4 in the top of the 8th when Cervelli was hit on a bases loaded pitch.

    GO THUNDER !

  119. DFox September 5th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    I love it when the sounds play on YES and you can’t hear the announcers. It’s peaceful.

  120. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Tank: People in St. Louis use Franklin in place of a four letter term beginning with ‘f’ and rhyming with ‘duck’.

    So my vote would go to them.

  121. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Is anyone else having sound issues?

  122. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    “Cashman, please go far far far away and never return to NY you hack”

    And we’ll be replacing him with who?

  123. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I love it when the sounds play on YES and you can’t hear the announcers. It’s peaceful.

    I know :lol:

  124. pat September 5th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    tampabay.com

    “GOING DEEPEST? The Rays were still talking about Alex Rodriguez’s home run off Jason Hammel on Thursday that hit the D-ring. They were equally surprised it was estimated — by Rays employee Joe Schultz using charts based on trajectory and distance — at only 436 feet.

    “That’s only because something stopped it,” said Maddon, who was among those claiming it was the longest home run they have seen hit at the Trop.

    The stadium record is 478 feet by ex-Ray Vinny Castilla in 2001.”

  125. Jose September 5th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Well, not a lot of people watched the WS last year considering it was the 2nd lowest-rated WS of all time, barely ahead of Cardinals-Tigers in 06.

  126. BBB September 5th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Brandon: Thanks for the link! I’m excited for the Shannen and Jennie reunion after all the feuding in the past – it’s like Jay Z and Nas or something, haha. Looking forward to seeing the new cast too. If it’s the same writers, producers, etc. I’m sure the storylines will be great once again.

  127. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I see that the White Sox are trying to prove that they can win without Quentin. Can you believe that he injured himself?

    Knucklehead!

  128. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    pat if that pol/catwalk had not stopped that ball it would have gone 500 +

  129. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 5th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    laura,
    give me gene michael, give me anyone but cashman

  130. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    “The stadium record is 478 feet by ex-Ray Vinny Castilla in 2001.”

    Alex’s bomb was longer than that. That ball would still be traveling if it hadn’t hit the wall.

  131. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    “give me gene michael, give me anyone but cashman”

    Really? Anyone? Just any warm body, huh? They don’t need any experience or GM know how. Just need to have a pulse.

    Okay, well we should be able to find someone who qualifies.

  132. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    laura,
    give me gene michael, give me anyone but cashman

    Gene went on record that he doesn’t want it and he gets too much credit for the glory years, what about Buck Showalter and Bob Watson they were a huge part of the construction of that mid 90′s dynasty.

  133. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Whelen pitched the 7th and 8th, perfect, 5 strikeouts for Trenton…another fastballer for the bullpen on the way….or, good trade material.

  134. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Jose: I know not everyone in the world watched the World Series last year. But my point was that we’re all baseball fans, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that a great deal of us watched it. I know there were threads with people commenting on the games. I was just trying to say that we’re Yankee fans AND baseball fans.

  135. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Hey, Miggy is playing first.

  136. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Notice how Seattle converted Morrow the right way. Built his innings up in AAA ! not the bigs.

  137. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    “Notice how Seattle converted Morrow the right way. Built his innings up in AAA ! not the bigs.”

    SEA has been out of the race since May. They had that luxury. We did not.

  138. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 5th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    thats fair brandon…one thing is certain: cashman has proven hes incapable

    times up

  139. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    That’s cause Seattle didn’t need Morrow in the bigs while he was being stretched. Yankees had no bullpen. or so they thought.

    Yay Miggy!

  140. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    I hope Bobby’s not playing injured like Jeter did.

  141. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Joba wasn’t exactly ineffective as a starter. I’m not sure how throwing as many innings in AAA would have spared his arm.

    Also, that was kind of a pitiful inning.

  142. Little Chip September 5th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    We would gladly welcome Cashman here in Seattle!

  143. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Trenton now leads in top of the 9th, 2 out, bases loaded walk to Curtis. who is 4-4.

  144. sw September 5th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Amazing how much less irritating a YES broadcast without Michael Kay is.

  145. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Matt Tuiasosopo. Vicious name.

  146. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Sorry. 5-4 Trenton going to bottom of 9th.

  147. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    That’s cause Seattle didn’t need Morrow in the bigs while he was being stretched. Yankees had no bullpen. or so they thought.

    Yet his conversion didn’t disrupt anything, see when we did it, we threw away games, because everyone was out of order for that 4 week span. I always said if your building up his innings it should be in the minors but it got to a point NYers were chirping about him not being w/ the big team for his sake and the team’s they can’t afford to do that again.

  148. pat September 5th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    A Tuiasosopo that plays baseball instead of football?

  149. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 5th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    little chip,
    the $200 million payroll doesnt go with him and you want pavano, kevin brown, giambi, damon, igawa etc with him???

    you can have him!!!

  150. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Let’s go Andy!

  151. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve always said I love Singleton & partner on the YES broadcast. I like Singleton and Flash, Singleton and Cone, and even Singleton and Leiter. He has a soothing voice, and he doesn’t try to bring up the same old stupid stories every 5 seconds.

    If i have to hear about Al Leiter getting Kazmir traded for changing the music one more time I will screen.

  152. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    *scream

  153. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Matt’s dad play in the NFL…Manny T. American Samoa

  154. Little Chip September 5th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Pudge,

    Mariners have already said they are not spending money on free agents. BTW, I am a Yankee transplant – they will always be my #1 team.

  155. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Brandon: I think I’m missing something in what you’re saying. Huh?

  156. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I hope Colin Curtis earns a looksy this year.

  157. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Scranton wins, 6-4. Igawa gets the win. 14-6 in regular season

  158. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 5th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    “UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: Just in the knick of not being in time, Darrell Rasner has been taken out of the rotation. Alfredo Aceves will start on Tuesday in Anaheim.”…now PLEASE tell us that ANYBODY ( except Igawa ) is starting tomorrow night, instead of Sir Stinky ! ;-(

  159. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Nice first inning for Pettitte

  160. jose September 5th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    what would it take to get ibanez as a possible replacement for abreu? is he worth it?

  161. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    How the crap does Igawa have 14 wins? Even in AAA? Notice he was not one of the September call-ups.

  162. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Game over…Trenton wins, 5-4. Dunn gets the save.

  163. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Game over…Trenton wins, 5-4. Dunn gets the save.

    That kid will be in the big leagues next year. LH fireballer out that pen.

  164. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    And the Whiff King strikes again!

  165. BBB September 5th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    dude, this is ridiculous, TAKE A PITCH!

  166. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    So the moral tonight is: Root for Trenton and SWB!

  167. Yanks stay out of last place another day! September 5th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    The World Champs will be 2 1/2 out by the end of the spanking that they are giving the Rangers.

    1st place by Wednesday night for good.

    Much to ya’lls dismay!!!!!!

    Beckett looked awesome. Lowell looked awesome!

    When you start calling them “The World Champs” instead of the tired old “Sux”

    I’ll stop giving you the update Andrea!!!!!!!!!!

  168. BBB September 5th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Colin Curtis interests me. I like the little that I saw from him in spring training this past year.

  169. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Whoa. How’d I get dragged into the Sox update?

  170. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Igawa has actually pitched pretty well this year. Strike outs were low, so maybe wasn’t trying to sytrike everyone out. Always a lot of fly balls. Doesn’t mean I want to see him in pinstripes, though. He gets traded this winter. It will impress an NL team in a big park…SF or SD, maybe.

  171. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Colin Curtis interests me. I like the little that I saw from him in spring training this past year.

    Me too but I pay attention to him when there are big games and this guy just turns it on. He’s batting .500 vs POR in this playoffs series.

  172. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Oh no

  173. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Trade Igawa for some of those little broom type things the home plate ump uses! kind of a switch up on the old “bag of balls’ trade.

  174. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Whoa. How’d I get dragged into the Sox update?

    They think we care.

  175. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Is it me or has Andy been really ineffective this year?

  176. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Rebecca: since you asked if it’s you, I’m going to say yes. It’s your fault he’s been ineffective. Good job.

    Hey, you’re the one who asked :)

  177. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    If I had to make a deal with SD, I’d include him and Whelen or a relief pitcher in a deal for Kouzmanoff to play first.

  178. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    it me or has Andy been really ineffective this year?

    Not just you.
    He hasn’t performed as I thought he would this year. Then again, who has? :P

  179. BBB September 5th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Good thing it was only Kenji Johjima. Is he the worst starting position player in baseball? I think he must be. Not even Vagitek has been that bad.

  180. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Okay, who builds a ballpark near a train station?

  181. Little Chip September 5th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    BBB, I agree. The only reason the mariners have him on the team because the owner is Japanese.

  182. Little Chip September 5th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    The train is part of the atmosphere.

  183. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Christ, these are the Mariners, can we get a bloody baserunner?

  184. Deep to Left September 5th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    “Okay, who builds a ballpark near a train station?”

    Ummm… the Yankees.

    And the Mets.

  185. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Laura: maybe similar to the people who build a ballpark near an airport (ala Shea)

  186. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    A hit would be nice

  187. RalphieD September 5th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    morrow is nasty

  188. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    “Ummm… the Yankees.
    And the Mets.”

    Actually MTA is building a strain station near Yankee Stadium. Subways don’t count as trains in this sense because they don’t make that god awful sound. In my opinion, anyway.

  189. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    ““Okay, who builds a ballpark near a train station?”

    Ummm… the Yankees. And the Mets.

    Okay, let me rephrase. Who builds a ballpark near a LOUD train station? :P

  190. pat September 5th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    “Okay, who builds a ballpark near a train station?”

    There is an elevated subway right behind Yankee Stadium and they are building a train station in front of it too.

  191. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    maybe the second time through the line up will be better :)

  192. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    “There is an elevated subway right behind Yankee Stadium and they are building a train station in front of it too.”

    I guarantee you that those trains will not be as noisy as those I’m hearing in SEA.

  193. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    this is beginning to feel a lot like last night…

  194. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    It is really sad to see how bad Pettitte has become. He has been absolutely brutal. The Yanks better not think about bringing him back. His “stuff” has been awful. Either pitches inside or hittable right over the plate.

  195. mel September 5th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Not cool, Miggy.

  196. sw September 5th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    At least last night there were baserunners.

  197. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Can we just give Moose all of Andy’s starts from here on out?

  198. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Except last night we had one of the better pitchers in the league throwing against us. Tonight is a Seattle pitcher making his first start. Awesome.

  199. UtilityMan(#33 for AROD in 09) September 5th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Its always nice to beat the REDSUX … Double AA or Triple AAA.

    Nice to see my long lost son playing FirstBase for the Mariners….if only whozat could see him now…….Go Miggy!

  200. YankeeFanInVermont September 5th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    looks like another stinkeroo for Andy.

  201. pat September 5th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Laura

    Either the cheering (or booing) from the fans will drown out the sound of it. :smile:

  202. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    you know the yankees – a pitcher’s debut makes him Cy Young

  203. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    “Either the cheering (or booing) from the fans will drown out the sound of it.”

    Here’s hoping it’s mostly cheering.

  204. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I am always suprised on how weak Damon’s arm is every single time he throws.

  205. Mike S. September 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Dunn will not be a callup next year. As for Igawa not being a callup, he was taken OFF the 40 man roster.

  206. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I’m beginning to be a big fan of moving Damon to 1B.

  207. gayle September 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Im sorry but it is only me who is wondering if that report in the Daily News about a month ago is really correct and Andy is not fine health wise. I mean know people get old quickly but he was pitching really good there for a while then all of the sudden his last few starts and I think it was sinc that report have been just horrible and he seems very hittable.

  208. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Girardi said that the Yanks got in at 3 am…and the bats look like it. But Pettitte has no excuse he flew ahead of the team.

  209. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Oh Andy.. :(

  210. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    dude!!! You do not need the extra freaking base runners!!!

  211. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Beltre finally decided to start earning that money from that huge contract.

  212. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I think that the MTA station they’re building near Yankee Stadium is far enough away that it might not matter. And the Subway doesn’t honk. So I think it’ll be ok. And I’m with Laura–we can hope the cheers will drown it out.

    I wonder if they have problems with boat horns in San Francisco….

  213. Yanks to the Basement September 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    8-0 Sox

    …and you do care. Even though you say you don’t. You do. I know you do. And I know you hate the fact that they are probably going to repeat again this year.

    Another long cold winter taking it from Sox fans…again!!!!!!

    Yankees are being no-hit after 3. Last place Mariners get a run!

    Battle of the last place teams. How exciting!!!

  214. Timmy Lupus September 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    It might be time for Andy to hang up the cleats after this year. It’s a shame that when we need him the most he’s been god awful. Total opposite of what you expect from him.

  215. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Dunn will not be a callup next year. As for Igawa not being a callup, he was taken OFF the 40 man roster.

    w/ his stuff if he impresses down in AA don’t be surprised if he moves up like DRob did plus he’s a lefty.

  216. Mike S. September 5th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Pettitte has one very interesting achievement in jeopardy. He enters tonight 13-11. Only two pitchers in MLB history have pitched in 10 or more seasons and have had a winning record in each season they have pitched in. One is Pettitte. The other? Babe Ruth.

  217. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    That was a gift.

  218. UtilityMan(#33 for AROD in 09) September 5th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I saw Dunn pitch in Trenton on Monday(labor Day)….looked great….said he use to pitch before Yanks drafted him as a 1B.

    Sanchez wasnt to bad in his one inning…One ball was hit pretty hard.

  219. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    “I am always suprised on how weak Damon’s arm is every single time he throws.”

    Me too. I cringe every time he needs to throw someone out.

  220. lil' m September 5th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Have to admit that Ichiro is one of my favorite non-Yankee players, as charismatic as he is talented. Although right now, he’s a dangerous opponent on the basepaths. Stay strong, Andy . . .

  221. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    …and you do care. Even though you say you don’t. You do. I know you do. And I know you hate the fact that they are probably going to repeat again this year.

    You don’t see us going to your sites, we really don’t care, we’re not like you. We watch because we’re baseball fans but could care less what happens w/ your Red Sox how hard is that to comprehend.

  222. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    well at least the damage was limited

  223. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    I wonder how many of you would complain about Damon’s arm after seeing me try to throw :-D

  224. mel September 5th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Well, that was minimized at least. Let’s go bats. Wake up!

  225. Mike S. September 5th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Brandon: Dunn spent the entire season in A ball. He was only called up to AA late this year for the playoffs. He was 4-7, 4.55 at Tampa (A, Advanced) ball this year. I follow the boxscores of EACH minor league game, AAA through low A, every day. Prior to the AA playoffs, Dunn pitched ONE game at AA. He’s nowhere close to a 2009 callup.

  226. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    JUST SAY NO to Rebecca in CF

  227. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    …He’s going to pitch a perfect game, isn’t he?

  228. GreenBeret7 September 5th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    jesus. Give it a rest. It was one run. Pettitte, by the way needs just 15 strikeouts to reach 2,000. Impressive for a non-strikeout pitcher. He should be 3rd or 4th on the all-time Yankee list.

  229. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    I saw Dunn pitch in Trenton on Monday(labor Day)….looked great….said he use to pitch before Yanks drafted him as a 1B.

    Either the OF or 1B but he does have a plus arm. A nasty slider too and a developing change up.

  230. Bob September 5th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    “Scranton can wrap up the series tonight. Phil Hughes will
    be on the mound.”

    Pete, your mis-information is just so frustrating. I was searching for the Hughes stat.

  231. UtilityMan(#33 for AROD in 09) September 5th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Mike S

    Dont be so sure that he wont be called up….only time will tell….Did ya ever think Robertson or Coke would or wouldnt be on the 40 Man at this time last year???

    I saw him on Monday pitch….looked good to me….and I go to about 25 Trenton Games a year.Plus like Brandon said …he is a lefty.

  232. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    It is going to be 1 of those swing at everything insight days.

  233. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Dude has a no-hitter going on

  234. Deep to Left September 5th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    I’ve never even read a Red Sox blog, let alone post on one. Seems kind of pointless. Some folks can find joy in the most bizarre ways.

  235. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Hey look! A baserunner! What do we do with these?

  236. mel September 5th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Perfect game broken up.

    Let’s go Bobbaloo.

  237. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    perfect game gone ;)

    a step in the right direction…

  238. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Are we sure Abreu should be playing – has the wrist healed enough? or, do we just not care at this point?

  239. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Brandon: Dunn spent the entire season in A ball. He was only called up to AA late this year for the playoffs. He was 4-7, 4.55 at Tampa (A, Advanced) ball this year. I follow the boxscores of EACH minor league game, AAA through low A, every day. Prior to the AA playoffs, Dunn pitched ONE game at AA. He’s nowhere close to a 2009 callup.

    Mike Tony Franklin is glowing about him, Nardi was glowing about him. The 4.55 ERA most of that was when he was a starter they moved him to the bullpen

    Dunn

  240. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    And he’s still throwing a no hitter.

  241. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    what is with all the short abs…do we really want this guy pitching a complete game?

  242. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    “I’ve never even read a Red Sox blog, let alone post on one”

    That is what has always puzzled me. How did they even find this blog? They had to go searching for it. It’s not like it’s a link off of SI.com or ESPN. How sad is that?

  243. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Dont be so sure that he wont be called up….only time will tell….Did ya ever think Robertson or Coke would or wouldnt be on the 40 Man at this time last year???

    I said I expected Coke up this year months ago everyone thought I was nuts, I said pay attention to WDR in Charleston, again thought I was nuts. Who knows maybe I’m wrong about Dunn but I sure expect him to get a looksy in 09′ definitely 10′

  244. UtilityMan(#33 for AROD in 09) September 5th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Michael Dunn-LHP
    6-1 185
    2006 and 2007 stats 15-5 3.13 ERA 41 G 27Starts
    171 SOs in 175.2INNINGS

  245. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I think it has something to do with self-esteem / self worth or something… Gloating about something the team is doing like you had anything to do with it.

  246. ‪ September 5th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Andy is cooked.

  247. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Is this guy their top prospect or something? The announcers are acting like he hit a grand slam.

  248. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    sheesh, Andy – what are you doing!

  249. stuart September 5th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Wow the Yanks are on fire tonight. Our offense is especially battling tonight..

    the guy is becoming a starter so hey let him get out on like 11 AB’s a inning..

    Pettitte gave up a double to Cairo(a meatball ) and now Tuiosssopo, Pettitte looks bad, the yanks look a sleep again…

    Terrible….

  250. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    They could of gave Abreu another day. It can’t feel good to hit against Morrow throwing 95 with a wrist problem. But at this point it doesn’t really matter. Pettitte is garbage and the team is out of it anyway.

  251. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Laura – I think it was his first hit or something

  252. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Are there Red Sox blogs? Never heard of any of them.

  253. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    my favorite question: who’s warming in the bullpen???

  254. Yankee Trader September 5th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Do the Yankee coaches do their homework on the opposing teams lineup? These non-hitters and call-ups are killing us.

  255. mel September 5th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Rishi,

    It’d be irresponsible to let this kid throw a ton of pitches. Wonder if there’s a Morrow Manual?

    Congrats to Trenton. Hope it means good news for Scranton and the big league club. :)

    I was just going to say keep it close, Andy. And what happens? 3 straight base hits. 1 run is enough for this inning, Andy.

  256. daver September 5th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Great job again, Andy.

  257. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    “Are there Red Sox blogs? Never heard of any of them.”

    There are according to Ray, who comes here every now and then. But I believe he said that they aren’t as informational as this one is.

  258. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    The captain with zero range. Can my grandpa play SS for the Yanks?!

  259. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 5th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    pettitte- retire

    jeter- you have the range of a dead man, go play center

  260. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Good point Yankee Trader. We used to have the best scouting in baseball.

  261. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Here’s hoping the Morrow Manual tops out at 50 or so pitches :)

  262. Andrea September 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    poor Andy.

  263. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I used to like that song by KC. Now, not so much!

  264. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    What is wrong with Pettitte? This is not Andy Pettitte.

  265. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Andy, you’re a pitcher. It’s your job to get OUTS. This is Seattle we’re playing.

  266. daver September 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Cashman signed Andy to be a number 2 pitcher. Oops. He’s a number 5 now.
    In fact, right now we have four “number 5″ pitchers. All except Moose…

  267. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Is this guy their top prospect or something?

    Nope.

  268. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Oh Bullpen…

  269. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Here’s an idea – outs…o-u-t-s..at least try to keep it close.

    Not sure I want this guy pitching the last game at Yankee Stadium if this is how he is going to do it – aren’t the Mariners the WORST team in baseball???

  270. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    We may not have a chance at the playoffs, but at least we could try to play for our self respect. Losing to SEA is embarrassing.

  271. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Just that you know,

    in a parallel universe, Stephen Strasburg, Brandon Morrow, and Joba Chamblain will all be pitching for the NY Yankees in 2009.

  272. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    you have the range of a dead man, go play center

    Austin Jackson saids step off

  273. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    pettitte is an avg to slightly above avg pitcher his entire career

    now, hes way below avg and a waste of money

  274. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Your stuff has to be really bad for the Mariners to score runs. What do they have 10 wins this year???!! I thought the Yanks could atleast beat this team.

  275. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    “aren’t the Mariners the WORST team in baseball???”

    No, I think that’s the Nationals. But SEA is pretty darn close!

  276. BB September 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    “Do the Yankee coaches do their homework on the opposing teams lineup? These non-hitters and call-ups are killing us.”

    Obviously they didn’t.

  277. Jersey September 5th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    And Andy BOMBS again.

    He is one of the main culprits for why we are a bad team and enduring a bad season.

    At least everyones fav whipping boy A-Rod has the stats.

    Andy P has nothing.

  278. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks, Laura. I’ll do a search for Red Sox blogs. If this game gets dull, I’ll check em out.

  279. NongEyeJon September 5th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Man…Pettite is making this AWFUL team look good. Unbelievable. I’d say…do not re-sign.

  280. mel September 5th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Whatever Daryl had, it’s contagious. Andy’s caught it. :(

  281. Deep to Left September 5th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    And then we get to look forward to Sir Sidney tomorrow. What a looooong season this has been.

  282. Mike S. September 5th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Yes, I was sure about Robertson. I wrote about him LAST YEAR having a 0.96 ERA between Tampa and Trenton. I also wrote about Joba way before anyone heard of him.

  283. Jersey September 5th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Pettitte won’t be here next year making 16 mill. that is for sure.

  284. mike September 5th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Pete with all the digs you throw ar Giradi maybe you should try managing this team or better yet go be a beat writer for Torre and the Dodgers

  285. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Bench player Sean Casey of the Sox has a pretty amusing blog. I don’t know how anyone can dislike this guy, even if he plays for the Sox.

    http://blogs.weei.com/seancasey/

    Some good videos on there, one of Papi claiming that Rambo 3 is a favorite movie of his.

  286. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I say let this at bat decide whether or not we sign Andy. Aha, he got him!

  287. DFox September 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I bet according to the third base ump he didn’t go around on the last one either.

  288. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    one more out – and then Morrow throws 7 pitches to get 3 outs and you have to get back out there – but at least it’s a break…you can do it!

  289. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Okay, I’ve lowered my standards. I’m not even going to ask for runs. Just a hit will suffice.

  290. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I would have to think that Pettitte has a dead arm, or some type of arm injury. Atleast the Steins can save $16m towards Sabathia…if the Brewers don’t blow off his arm.

  291. MLL September 5th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Embarrassing.

    Totally embarrassing.

  292. Pepe September 5th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Pettite struggles every start now. Always getting in and out of men on base situations! Seems he just can’t dominate the opposition like in years past. Not enough velocity and not enough break in his other pitches. I really doubt the Yankees will bring him back next year.

  293. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    My opinion, after watching Andy’s last several outings, is that no one has to worry about Andy be re-signed, because I believe Andy will retire. It’s been a real struggle for him. And he’s not having any fun. If the Yankees are in full transition/re-build mode, I don’t believe he’ll want to come back. Just my opinion,

    How can he be able to strike guys out, and yet not be able to shut them down? Sigh.

  294. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    please get a hit

  295. Mark (Brett is back) September 5th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Wow Pete with his daily shot at Girardi. Is there a reason you would never post Torre quotes, and mock him? I guess Saint Joe would never do or say anything wrong. John Flaherty is still not Randy Johnson’s personal catcher according to Torre.

  296. Denny September 5th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    “Yes, I was sure about Robertson. I wrote about him LAST YEAR having a 0.96 ERA between Tampa and Trenton. I also wrote about Joba way before anyone heard of him.”

    I’m pretty sure everyone who follows minor leaguers knew about Joba. Considering he was rated by many scouts to have the best stuff in the 06 draft. Bragging about knowing Joba first is pretty ridiculous.

    Who are you, Mike? Al Gore? Did you invent the internet too???

  297. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Rain just started in central NJ. Hope this isn’t too bad – the weather, that is.

  298. pat September 5th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    1 pitch, 1 out

  299. pat September 5th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Nady likes high fastballs too much.

  300. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    This is incredibly painful.

    FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS MONTERO GET A BLOODY HIT!

  301. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    At what point do they start putting the “Breaking News” crawl up on the sports site about this guy’s no hitter?

  302. DFox September 5th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Pathetic doesn’t even sum this one up.

  303. Mike S. September 5th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Michael Dunn-LHP
    6-1 185
    2006 and 2007 stats 15-5 3.13 ERA 41 G 27Starts
    171 SOs in 175.2INNINGS

    That’s LOW A ball. When I see him do it at a higher level, then maybe….maybe the ‘pen is the place for him. One thing to note….he’s already 23, will be 24 next year, and prior to the AA playoffs, had one game in AA ball. Let me see him do it at AA…continuously…before I start believing.

  304. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    why is it that when they are good, they are really good and when they are bad it looks like a little league team can beat them? I understand being tired, but sheesh…this is your job! At least don’t go out there an embarress yourself!

  305. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    I think anyone would shut down the Yanks tonight. Even Igawa and Rasner. They are old so they are tired from the flight not because of the pitcher.

  306. FrankSJU September 5th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Girardi is quickly approaching an unbeatable level of stupidity with his quotes.

    Is he for real?

  307. Deep to Left September 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    OK – 5 more walks and we can tie this game up

  308. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    this would be perfect,,if Andy on the mound got beat by this MARINER pitcher and put us closer to DEAD MEAT for the playoffs….PERFECT ! :-(

  309. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Cody Ransom needs an ab pronto!

  310. ‪ September 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    anyone up for another 9th inning anticlimax?

  311. Mike S. September 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    No, Denny, I didn’t. I did know about Joba way before Mike and the Mad Dog EVER mentioned him or heard of him.

  312. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    No hit through five.

    Now I am officially worried.

  313. sw September 5th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Cody Ransom needs to enter the game if they want to break up the no-hitter.

  314. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    “They are old so they are tired from the flight not because of the pitcher.”

    People say that the injuries excuse is tired. I think that “long flight” excuse is tired as well. All of the other teams have to make the trip out West and I bet they don’t play like they are asleep the next day. The Yankees do this every time they get in late. It’s pathetic.

  315. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks for the Sean Casey link, Josh. Those videos are pretty funny. I can’t believe “Analyze This” is Ortiz’s 2nd favorite movie. And “Rambo 3″ is in his top 5, too. That guy has to get out more.

  316. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Nah Morrow is as good as any SP in the majors. He has no hitter stuff. Also notice no pitch count because they built up his innings in the minors.

  317. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Girardi is trying to be upbeat. i really don’t understand his crime here. Plus he’s right – there’s no time to be tired – or, rather, tired or not they have to play and try to get a win.

  318. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    :) was kidding about the Morrow Manual – just want him out…

  319. a-rod for 09' MVP September 5th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    hey maybe this season’s topper will be a no hitter on us by the last place mariners.

  320. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Doreen – don’t you know, it’s all Girardi’s fault…

  321. Mike S. September 5th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Schedule them for a night game on getaway day, and have them fly from Tampa to Seattle (while Seattle has a day off) and this is what you get.

  322. rick September 5th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Morrow is pitching a no hitter against the Yankees. You can’t sink lower than that.

  323. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    WHY MUST YOU PICK ON EVERYTHING JOE SAYS? I really don’t get it. I think you like pushing our buttons.

  324. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Cano is extremely frustrating to watch. You never know which Cano is going to show up everyday. The 1 who plays hard(which is very rare), or the 1 who swings at anything in sight, doesnt hustle and can’t field.

  325. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Rishi -

    Apparently…

  326. Mike S. September 5th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    I also said THREE years ago that Eric Duncan would never make it.

  327. DFox September 5th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Part of the reason Morrow is pitching so well is because every single inning Andy Pettitte has been in trouble, giving Morrow all the time in the world he needs to rest. If they could actually get this guy back on the mound right away they could probably get something going.

  328. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Hey – maybe we get a Molina double in the next inning…

  329. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Phils – No problem, I’ve always liked Casey and found out he started a blog the other day. Again, I don’t know how anyone could ever dislike the guy.

  330. Bo knows September 5th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    No one mentioned that Dunn, Coke and De La Rosa are all mid nineties fastball throwing LHP. Those are very rare. And they happen to be at AAA, AA and A ball.

  331. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Balentin of the .207 average is 2-2 off Pettite

  332. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I know we’re down 3-0 but Andy is picking up the pace. We only need a couple walks and a dinger and we’re right back in this.

  333. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Mike agreed. The Yankees didn’t get into their hotel till everyone in NY was getting up going to work.

    Why doesn’t the CBA Get involved in an issue like this? Say if you have to fly over x number of hours you get a day get away game.

    Oh yeah they are only worried about the ole’ mighty dollar. Espn $$ etc.

  334. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 5th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Didn’t I predict a no-hitter? Wait, no. That’s for Baltimore on this Sep. 21.

  335. DFox September 5th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Someone aught to drop down a bunt. Get someone on base on shake him up a little. Losing a no-hitter to a bunt single would probably get into his head.

  336. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    No one mentioned that Dunn, Coke and De La Rosa are all mid nineties fastball throwing LHP. Those are very rare. And they happen to be at AAA, AA and A ball.

    No one ? :roll:

  337. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    How long till NESPN puts this game on alert ?

  338. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    I thought the “no hitters in progress” show up in the crawl around the 6th inning

  339. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Josh, I think Sean Casey is a secret Yankee. Check out this video….

    http://blogs.weei.com/seancase.....l-of-fame/

    Foley’s. I love it!

  340. Karen September 5th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Pettitte is halfway to that 2000K mark, he’s gotten 7 Ks so far tonight (out of the 15 GB7 mentioned).

  341. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    He is just pouring it down the pipe!!

  342. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Jennifer -

    The Yankees and their fans are every other team’s cash cow. And night games draw more people than day games.

    ALTHOUGH, where were all the fans in Tampa? That ballpark looked fairly empty last night.

    Ya know, I was not going to stay up for this game. Last night I went to bed before the game was over – I just couldn’t stay awake – and they went ahead and scored 5 in the 9th. Maybe I should just say goodnight now. :)

  343. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    “People say that the injuries excuse is tired. I think that “long flight” excuse is tired as well. All of the other teams have to make the trip out West and I bet they don’t play like they are asleep the next day. The Yankees do this every time they get in late. It’s pathetic.”

    I am not saying that being tired is a good excuse..but it is usually the Yanks excuse. We have seen this a ton from them over the last couple of years after traveling and day games. Even the announcers have said it before when the Yanks were playing Tampa in a day game after a late night game. Tampa had plenty of energy and the Yanks were sleeping. The Yanks are a slow, old team. Cash get younger next year!!!!!

  344. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Oh, shoot. This is not looking good.

  345. Little Chip September 5th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    The Mariners thought so highly of Morrow that they chose him ahead of Linsecum in the 06 draft.

  346. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 5th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Morrow >> Joba

  347. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    This kid gave up hits in the minors, but against millionaires, he’s got a no-hitter? Makes no sense.

  348. Karen September 5th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    BTW, all you guys/gals talking about how tired the Yankees are because of all the miles they’ve flown this trip and how much more traveling they have to do?

    The Mariners seem to get the short end of the stick every year from the schedulers, flying back and forth and back and forth within a week’s time nearly EVERY road trip. They log more air miles than any other team in either league.

  349. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    How many teams have to play a night game than fly clear across the country? Two? yanks and soxs?

  350. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Morrow >> Joba

    Since when ?

  351. Josh September 5th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Haha who knows Pils. Anything is possible.

  352. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Oh Jeez, Jeets! This guy Morrow is looking like an All Star.

  353. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Does this count as rock bottom?

  354. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Rebecca about the 15th time this season.

  355. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    this is not good

  356. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Watch him get slammed his next start. Everyone’s Cy Young against the 2008 Yankees.

  357. Karen September 5th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    There’s a lot of crowd noise going on….I sure hope they’re not doing the wave.

    (I’m not actually WATCHING the game…just tuned in to MLB GameDay and GameDay Audio)

  358. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I really do not want another “tip your cap” post game

  359. YankeeFanInVermont September 5th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I’m only staying up so I can see the no-hitter. The last one I actually watched in it’s entirety was Righetti’s.

  360. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    “The Mariners seem to get the short end of the stick every year from the schedulers, flying back and forth and back and forth within a week’s time nearly EVERY road trip. They log more air miles than any other team in either league.”

    Um, you don’t expect us to care about that, do you?

  361. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I just started drinking it’ll numb me tonight.

  362. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I think they said that Morrow gave up 7 runs to the Yanks this year in 3 innings pitched in relief. They need to start swinging at strikes not alot of the pitches they have swung at tonight have been. They are obviously not going to hit high fastballs out of the zone at 95.

  363. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Rebecca -

    Not yet.

    How many times this year have the Yankees amost been no-hit?

  364. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Rishi no offense but this time it’ll be true.

  365. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    In the end, this isn’t going to be Pettite’s fault. You can’t win if your team doesn’t score any runs.

  366. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    When does the scouting come into question? This has been a problem for at least the last few years.

  367. pat September 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    This is where you miss Kay to jinx the no-hitter.

  368. sw September 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Nice quick inning for Andy.

  369. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    I have no alcohol in my apartment because I don’t normally drink, but holy shnikes I wish I did now.

  370. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    ok – that was a quick inning – how about we get a hit here

  371. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    his last minor league start he through 82 pitches he has no limit tonight and he’s making it count.

  372. RalphieD September 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    “This kid gave up hits in the minors, but against millionaires, he’s got a no-hitter? Makes no sense.”

    thats terrible logic..lol

  373. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    pat- Agreed. Ken and John need to mention it every minute!

  374. El Guapo September 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Would love to stay up and watch the no-hitter, but I am going to sleep. How sad it is that a pitcher from a bottom dwelling team is clobbering the Yankees like that. Shows how low the team has fallen.
    Just wondering what Girardi is going to say in the post-game. I know they are not going to get rid of him, but I am absolutely convinced he is a terrible manager and is not taking this team anywhere.

  375. yankeenate September 5th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Two nights in a row they’ve played half the game without a hit…the players have conceded and are now just going through the motions.

  376. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    You can add Morrow to the Feldman pathetic, tip your cap group.

  377. DFox September 5th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    “thats terrible logic..lol”

    Why is it terrible logic? They hit him in the minors, they scored runs off him in the minors…

  378. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    ““This kid gave up hits in the minors, but against millionaires, he’s got a no-hitter? Makes no sense.”

    thats terrible logic..lol

    I should have said millionaire major league ready ballplayers.

  379. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I have no alcohol in my apartment because I don’t normally drink, but holy shnikes I wish I did now.

    Rebecca ask a neighbor.

  380. pat September 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    And you nasty people drove Trisha away earlier and she’s good at breaking up no-hitters too. :smile:

  381. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    alright, let’s see if they can break up the no-hitter now.

    Dear sweet little 8lb 6oz baby Jebus, please let the yankees get a hit.

  382. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I agree, Laura. Andy is in a groove tonight. A little run support would go a long way!

  383. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    How is the team not hitting Joe’s fault? Is he swinging the bat?

    And everyone seems to forget Joe T’s conferences, he always was tipping his cap.

  384. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    I’m glad that I’m going to miss the post game show. It will just be more of the same drivel. “We need to win games. Every game is important. These are like post season games. He pitched really well”.

    Why don’t they just make up signs and hold them up after the game?

  385. mel September 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    I appreciate the quick inning, but I would’ve like Morrow to think about that a little longer.

  386. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    To posters here this is Morrow’s first ML start he is not a scrub going down to the minors and getting hit happens, that’s what it’s used for to develope your SP.

  387. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    If Pettitte gives up 3 or 4 more runs then maybe we can get an Arod homerun to break up the no hitter.

  388. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Enough with the frakin’ trains!!

  389. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    The Yankees aren’t just being no hit, there’s been nothing that was even remotely close to a hit.

  390. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    How about a single, Alex?

  391. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Ugh.

  392. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 5th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Remember to tune in tomorrow!

    During the 7th inning stretch, I will unveil my edition of predictions for the 2009 Yankees season.

  393. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I have no idea why Alex swung at that. That was not a strike.

  394. Karen September 5th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Laura said: “Um, you don’t expect us to care about that, do you?”

    You don’t have to be rude about it…but since you are, maybe you can stop whining about the poor Yankees being tired. EVERY team plays tired. Weak excuse.

  395. Nick in SF September 5th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I predict some local flavor:

    “Sometimes you have to get a half-caff latte and tip your cap”

  396. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 5th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Cody Ransom please?

  397. El Guapo September 5th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    A-Rod looked like my 12 year old kid at the playground, swinging at everything in sight. I guess Girardi told them to let the kid have his no-hitter. :)

  398. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Does this ump have a date later?

  399. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    lay down a bunt!! jesus get a hit!

  400. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    You only need to look at Morrow’s ERA to understand he is not a terrible pitcher…but this showing (or lack thereof) is unacceptable if you even think you have a chance to gain in any race. I don’t care what he’s throwing up there…you dug this whole for yourself and cannot afford to sleepwalk throught the game.

    Other than that, I’m a pretty happy-minded person…

  401. Bob(The Original) September 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I hope they do get no hit.

    This teamm needs to keep playing like garbage the rest of the way. That way the front office has no illusions of keeping most of these bums around.

  402. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    CBS.Sportsline just put the crawl up about the no hitter.

  403. El Guapo September 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Question for all of you statisticians and historians out there: When was the last anyone pitched a no-hitter against the Yankees?

  404. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    The Yanks better have any early curfew tonight. Absolutely pathetic and embarrassing swinging at crap in the dirt and then taking a fastball right down the middle.

  405. daver September 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    This is not fun to watch as a Yankee fan. Not sure if he is such a great pitcher or our hitting is this bad or both.

    How come we can’t get pitching like this? Or if we do — someone gets hurt like Hughes last year in Texas.

    Good news…Ponson is pitching tomorrow.

  406. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Aw, lighten up, Karen. What do you expect? You’re on a Yankee blog.

  407. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    5 astros pitches a few years back.

  408. j September 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    guapo i believe in 02 six hosuton players combined for a no hitter.

  409. pat September 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    “I have no idea why Alex swung at that.”

    Same reason everyone else did.

  410. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    This is just sad. What else is new…

  411. yankeenate September 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    getting no-hit is all that is left to happen to this team

  412. Matt - NYY fan in Boston September 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    2005 I think, Houston astros combined for a 6 picher no-no at Yankee Stadium

  413. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut September 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Nice to see the Yankee bats have gone to sleep against this kid. Pitful seeing the Yankees being no-hit. Pitful. The whole team should not tip their cap, they should appologize for a poor season and a poor game tonight. There is no excuse for this.

  414. lil' m September 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Decline and fall . . . if the Yankees organization isn’t thinking along the lines SJ44 suggested, it’ll be shocking. It’s in keeping with the dreadfulness of the 2008 Yankees that they’re being no-hit by a team with a 28-41 home record. Ouch . . .

  415. j September 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    any one think that he is just a guess hitter?

  416. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    “You don’t have to be rude about it…but since you are, maybe you can stop whining about the poor Yankees being tired. EVERY team plays tired. Weak excuse.”

    Karen, do me a favor. Use your mouse, scroll back up a few feet and read my post about the Yankees being tired. Then you’ll be in a better position to write something that’s accurate.

  417. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    At this point, I’m mostly hanging in there for a Yankee hit. Although I would sneeze at 3 or 4 runs.

  418. mel September 5th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Felix who? Eric who?

    This could be a true tip of the cap night. But I suspect the brains are a little foggy.

    Alex needs to stop guessing, though.

  419. BB September 5th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Whether Morrow is so great or Yankees hitters are suck?

  420. Nate September 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Getting no hit would be the great F U to the fan base from this whiny group of non clutch losing players

  421. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Good news…Ponson is pitching tomorrow.

    ACK!
    Might be a good idea to focus on college football all day

  422. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Adding insult to injury, Andy is pitching a decent game.

  423. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Where is the Cashman cam? I wonder if he is in his seat sleeping at this point…or better yet what inning he went to sleep.

  424. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Morrow is pitching a game, for sure, but it did not help that Andy had a rocky start. He game the kid a cushion, a lead, to work with. It’s great that Pettitte settled down and all, and he seems to be doing really well. But it could very well be all for naught.

    Of course there are 2 more innings to go…

  425. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    I agree, Laura. Andy is like the only Yankee out there.

  426. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    “Where is the Cashman cam? I wonder if he is in his seat sleeping at this point…or better yet what inning he went to sleep.”

    Actually, Cashman had said that he might not go to SEA. He may be back in NY or FL.

  427. Nick in SF September 5th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    I didn’t see what happened to give the M’s the 3 runs, but I’m guessing Andy is pitching fairly well overall to still be in the game in the 7th?

    I hope Andy comes back next year. He still has good enough stuff to keep the Yanks close in games in which they get no hit. Apparently.

  428. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 5th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    **he GAVE the kid a cushion.**

  429. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 5th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Hey I actually sniffed some Smirnoff 2 mins. ago

  430. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Hopefully Nady can have a good at bat and not swing at those pitches 50 feet off the plate, Matsui has looked really bad and Cano will swing at the 1st pitch and make out like usual. Otherwise it is up to Damon or Jeter.

  431. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 5th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    If he gives up a hit, my guess is that they would take him out then.

  432. Rishi September 5th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Nick – Andy settled down in the later innings – that 4th inning was scary

  433. Pils September 5th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Nady, Matsui, Cano. THere’s gotta be a hit in there somewhere!

  434. CaptainsCorner September 5th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    As Nady swings at the dirt….

  435. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 5th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Get. A. Hit

  436. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Ransom needs to pinch hit, he’ll break this thing up.

  437. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Of course, now the hitters will be pressing.

  438. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    All I’m saying is that it’s good I’m back to work on Monday – those 14-16 hour days should distract from all this…Will be checking in with you all from time to time though :)

  439. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    oh boy.

  440. ‪ September 6th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    “Playoff Run” Checklist
    ———————–
    Hits

    ———————–

    I’ll just stop the list right there.

    :(

  441. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Thanks, Rishi.

    Um, did he just say FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE START???

    Come on, that’s just too much.

    And I think I just felt an earthquake (for reals).

  442. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    “Actually, Cashman had said that he might not go to SEA. He may be back in NY or FL.”

    I don’t blame him..he probably didn’t want to make the Tampa to Seattle trip. Since he built this team the Steins should of made him.

  443. Doreen (♫NotDeadYet♫) September 6th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    They are going to be no-hit tonight. It’s going to happen. Wow.

  444. Yanks to the Basement September 6th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Well I don’t really use it as a blog per say. I just like to come here for comedy. All the lost Yankee fan souls wishing and a hoping and a dream’in.

    78 long years of the same ol’thing. Aren’t you guys tired of this bullsh*t team yet.

    $200 Million dollars every year and nothing to show for it. That’s the funniest thing of all.

    Morrow pitching a complete no-hitter against your beloved Yanks would be the cherry on top of a great year for the country rooting against the Yankees every year!

  445. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Morrow is in the zone..how about a bunt attempt by somebody, lets go

  446. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Matsui trying to hit the ball on the dirt 600 feet.

  447. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I’ll take it!

  448. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    good for this guy but as a yank fan this is embarassing

  449. Tom K September 6th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Mike S -

    24 is not exactly extremely old to be in AA ball. Also, you have to remember that Michael Dunn entered the organization as an outfielder (though they knew from the start that he would become a full-time pitcher).

    He throws hard, and has good control. The overall outlook for him seemed to be that he may have a future in a big league bullpen…until he put a good year as a starter in Charelston.

    It seems that now, after an up-and-down year as a starter in Tampa, that the Yankees are starting to get him used to a relief role. It’s probably the main reason why they promoted him to Trenton – so he can pitch out of the bullpen during the playoffs and get more of a feel for it.

    He has good control of his fastball/slider combination – so he has a good shot at being in a big league bullpen, as early as sometime next season. I think this is the appropriate path for him, personally.

  450. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    They are going to be no-hit tonight. It’s going to happen. Wow.

    Yup I can 100 % say it will happen.

  451. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    100 pitches…

  452. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I smell a DP.

  453. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Glass half full… the tying run is on deck!

  454. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    still need the freaking hit

  455. BG September 6th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Quite an outing by Morrow so far. That Mel Stottlemyre is a genius. haha

  456. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 6th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    UGH!! I THOUGHT THAT WAS GONE!!

  457. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    At least Cano put some good wood on that one. Too bad he didn’t pull it a bit or something.

  458. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    gross, just gross

  459. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Was that Willie Mays out in Center Field?

  460. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    110 % now

  461. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    …Wilson Betemit?

    DUDE, YOU HAVE CODY FRIGGIN RANSOM ON THE BENCH

  462. DFox September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Can’t believe they wouldn’t pinch hit Ransom. He specializes at breaking up no-hitters…

  463. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    wilson betemit…i know this team sucks but someone tell me how hes still in baseball??????????

  464. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    ugh and Wilson up. So we’ll be no hit through 8.

  465. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Betamit? Do we like this move?

  466. Neil September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Why not use Ransom? At least he can hit.

  467. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Benemit-BUNT come on

  468. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Where is Ransom???!!!! Betemit stinks…Ransom is 6-8. Girardi is an idiot. Damon or Jeter are the last chance.

  469. daver September 6th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Flip Wilson Betimet

  470. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    How do you take a pitch right down the middle?

  471. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    As sad as this is, it’s kind of exciting.

  472. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 6th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    right down the middle and you take it?

  473. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Yup, that was an earthquake.

    I wish it would wake up the Yankees.

  474. DFox September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Wow, Betimit did it!! He did it!!

  475. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  476. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Whew!!!!!!

  477. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    …Guess that’s the last time I say something bad about Wilson Betemit.

  478. j September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    wow did he just break up the no hitter and shut out?

  479. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    LOL

    betemit…this season sucks

  480. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    wow Wilson, I knew me being negative would work!! :D

  481. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    I take that back…THANK YOU BETEMIT!! You dont stink.

  482. yankeenate September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    oh my goodness…wilson betemit…girardi’s shower buddy! this guy hasn’t hit in a month and he is the one to come in

    Yanks are begging to get no-hit

  483. KidYanks September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Is this Morrow’s 1st major league start? How embarrassing. Can we go take a crack at California instead?

    Maybe we can get a hit against them? Ya never know!

  484. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    LOL BET ! :lol:

  485. jonnycat September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    i don’t believe what i just saw!

  486. Ed September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    HOLY COW….Betemit comes through…

  487. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    No-hitter gone! Shut-out gone!

    Wilson Betemit!

    Who’d a thunk it!!!!

    Glad to be 100% wrong, by the way. :)

  488. Deep to Left September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Of all people. Wilson. You can’t make this stuff up. Baseball is the most unpredictable sport.

  489. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Did that just happen?

  490. mike September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    wow. wilson f’in betemit! hahah

  491. Jensen September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    I guess Betemit showed you guys. ;-)

  492. Tra September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Oh thank goodness.

  493. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    WILSON

  494. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Alright, it’s business time.

  495. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    I guess I have to stop hating on Betemit now, huh.

  496. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    now more importantly…can damon do something????

  497. daver September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Betemit was refreshed by the cool Seattle air.

  498. EvoLuTioN September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    HALLELUJAH

  499. yankeenate September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    okay…so i was wrong. probably why i’m blogging and not managing

  500. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Earthquake in the Bay Area and Betemit breaks up the no-no?

    No coincidence.

  501. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Benemit breaks it up!! This blog jinxed him!! With Seattle’s bullpen we still have a chance

  502. DFox September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Joe Girardi is a GENIUS.

    Count of people in the world who would have pinch hit Betimit there: 0.00

  503. kidjock September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    nice break up by bet. good move by joe. now damon can tie it up.

  504. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    take it off the crawls! no no-hitter and no shut out!

    (Remember the days when you got excited for leads/wins and not just the one hit to break up a no hitter???)

  505. wtf September 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    YEAAAAAHHH!!

    WOO HOO!!!

    SOMEONE REMIND AFRAUD THAT THER ARE 20 GAMES TOGO….what a joke….nice year

  506. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    DFA Betemit now, he’ll never have a greater moment as a Yankee.

  507. pat September 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    “Yup I can 100 % say it will happen.”

    Proving statistics lie.

  508. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    sigh. now i can have a beer

  509. BB September 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    do good job.Betemit

  510. mel September 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Aw, shucks. How many of you dissed my boy Wilson?

  511. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    That is really funny to think that you can get the whole lineup of “all stars” out…but Betemit is the 1 who gets the hit…

  512. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    mel- everyone!! :lol:

  513. Don Drysdale September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Last straw for me for this team this year. A guy making his first major league start looks like Don Drysdale. Our worst hitter can hit him, our best hitter Arod cant and swings at pitches that do not reach home plate.

  514. frootyfrank September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Hey maybe this will make Yankees Classics on the YES Network as “The Betemit Broken Up No-Hitter Game.”

  515. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Sorry Betemit, I haven’t seen him in so long I forgot his name!

  516. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Justin Thomas – anyone have a scouting report?

  517. Marc from Portland Maine September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Way to go Betemit. Now let’s clean this up.

  518. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    u guys smell that?

  519. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Nick in SF -

    Seriously, you just had an earthquake and you’re posting??? Everything okay?

  520. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    It’s business… it’s business time!!!!

  521. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Man, that was close. I was trying to figure out how I was going to show my face at work Monday.

  522. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Sigh.

  523. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    frooty frank -

    Only if they end up winning it. The Yankees never lose on Yankees Classics.

  524. NongEyeJon September 6th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    I’d love to see Pete give credit where credit is due…Morrow was sick tonight. It’s not like the guy is supposed to be a possible no. 5 starter. The guy has no. 1 starter stuff. Granted, being 1-hit by a rookie starter definitely falls within the story of this Yankees team, but lets be real…this guy was sick tonight.

  525. wtf September 6th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    The guy pitches a no hitter to the 8th…gives up a hit…a run scores….you wank him??? Um…huh???

    Is Seattle playing for something I’m not aware of????

  526. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    ahem – this might all come down to arod

  527. Arod fan September 6th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    How can a guy who is so talented and probably has batted a million times and seen a million pitches swing at pitches in the dirt? high school kids dont do what Arod does

    is he for real?

  528. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    “It has come to this: The Yankees trying to avoid being no-hit by a first-time starter for the worst team in the league. ”

    Thanks for the pick me up, Pete. As if we didn’t feel bad enough!

  529. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Putz has been horrible this year…but that doesn’t mean anything to this lineup. Arod will get to make the last out.

  530. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 6th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Just because his team sucks doesn’t mean he can’t be a good pitcher.

  531. Josh September 6th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Good for Morrow, having Bet break it up was a blessing in disguise. Look at Clay, throws a no-hitter 2nd MLB start and expectations go through the roof. Flash forward a few months and a ton of losses, and the kid is back in AA trying to regain some confidence.

  532. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    i had this guy on my f bb team… i dropped him because i predicted he would get rocked. what a beutiful game… I mean come on what are the odds

  533. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    “How can a guy who is so talented and probably has batted a million times and seen a million pitches swing at pitches in the dirt? high school kids dont do what Arod does”

    But apparently, Nady and Matsui do. They both swung at pitches in the dirt.

    People love hating on Alex. I think it’s the money.

  534. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    wtf -

    He was somewhere around 100 pitches and in his last start in the minors he threw 82. Now, they SAID he didn’t have pitch count. What do you think? I think it was maybe not a set-in-stone count, though.

  535. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Doreen, it wasn’t much of one, they’re saying 4.1 on the Andy Richter scale. A friend of mine over in Berkeley just texted me, it felt pretty strong for her, but it was more of a quick jolt in the city.

    None of my bobbleheads are bobbling. So no biggie.

  536. DFox September 6th, 2008 at 12:16 am

    “The guy pitches a no hitter to the 8th…gives up a hit…a run scores….you wank him??? Um…huh???”

    Oh god, that was soooo wrong.

  537. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:16 am

    I hate to say it, but this might really be the end.

  538. Arod fan September 6th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    odd that this kind of stuff never happens to the Red Sox Rays or Angels. Only the Yankees get mediocre or rookies or journeyman pitchers to “be sick” “have great command” “pitch lights out” have great stuff etc
    Only our manager says “hey, you gotta tip your had to Joe Nobody, he pitched great”

  539. lil' m September 6th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Saved by Wilson Betamit . . . and the indignities just keep coming lol. This is going to be a fascinating offseason – Pete, you may be busier than ever this winter.

  540. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Lost in all this is even though Petite was on the ropes early he pitched around some real damage and the Yanks still have a chance.

  541. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Doreen – if you are referring to me, I meant he was at 100 pitches, not that that was his PC. I asked about the PC earlier and was told he wasn’t on one…

  542. pat September 6th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    “high school kids dont do what Arod does”

    Everyone but Betemit so far did what A-Rod did. They just all did it in their own special way.

  543. Yankee Trader September 6th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Funny blogging tonight.
    Early on Pettitte awful, tired, hurt, any negative adjective you can think of why it would be a bad idea to resign him. Now it’s he should be brought back.

    Betemit sucks, worst player in baseball. Now his praises are being sung.

    Don’t worry, some Thomas guy whose pitched a total of 2 innings in the majors will finish the job.

  544. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Laura its the money indeed. On espn the ticker on showed a-rod 0 fer. The most people either love us or hate us

  545. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    We really, really, really need some ^*$#^&$# runs this inning.

  546. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    only* ( i blame the beer)

  547. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Nick, I hope you are not offended by my signature. I want to get rid of games played on the Left Coast, not the Left Coast itself. I love San Fran. San Diego too. Not too crazy about LA though.

    :)

  548. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Nick in SF -

    I guess if the bobbleheads don’t bobble, it must be okay. :) Glad to hear that.

    Jennifer -

    I agree with what you said. Bad team doesn’t necessarily mean bad pitcher. Very faulty logic in Pete’s statement. However, no one wants the Yankees to lose to Seattle. :(

  549. Josh September 6th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Wtf – Why ruin such a good start for the guy. Almost 8 no-hit innings. He had thrown something like 110 pitches so he must’ve been tiring a bit. Also, it’s not uncommon to see a pitcher make a mistake and follow with several more (in this case, more hits).

    End on a positive note.

  550. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    How many times do you think Kenny and Flash had to practice pronouncing that guy’s name? Whew!

  551. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Meanwhile, we’ve shut down the Mariners since the 4th. This team is just…I can’t even find a word for it.

  552. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Arod fan- I was thinking the same thing. We have made alot of rookies and mediocre vets look like HOFers at times this season

  553. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    thats how u do a flip …cano will learn

  554. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Laura, no worries. My dog is a native Californian, though, she might be offended.

  555. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Frustrating is the word, Laura.

  556. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:23 am

    arod gets up with someone on

    whos with me??????????????????

  557. terpbomber September 6th, 2008 at 12:23 am

    At least I feel better that they’re not on the receiving end of a no-hitter by some young punk. I’d probably give more credit to the kid, but with the Yankees have been badly playing this season against just about everybody, I’m not in the mood to dispense the accolades.

    At one point I got so irritated I was hoping someone would pull a Pete Rose and go for a cheap bunt rather than a clean hit to break up the no-no.

  558. Little Chip September 6th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Putz has blown about 8 saves this year.

  559. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Here we go… Not to be overly dramatic but I think this inning is do or die for the any hope of the playoffs.

  560. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Are the Yankees pulling another “coming alive at the last minute only to come up short” thing again?

  561. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    arod gets up with someone on

    whos with me??????????????????

    Which type of out does he make ?

  562. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 6th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Hey, now it’s a two-hitter and Alex can come up with at least one man on base, unless Bobby does something really bad that we won’t mention here.

  563. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    at least its been a pretty short game – we don’t get a lot of those ;)

  564. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Rishi -

    No, no. I am assuming that even though the Mariners said there was no pitch count, I think there was probably a limit of sorts. I had heard them mention on tv that his number of pitches thrown was around 100.

  565. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Laura: Probably

    Brandon: Anything except what went down last Saturday.

  566. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    underachievers

  567. j September 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    well if abreu reaches safely then what can we expect? and why is defensive indiffrence still a rule?

  568. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    he will get up with a runner on

    i say fly out to the track

  569. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Kenny shut up man ! Everybody could see that wasn’t a SB

  570. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    I was getting ready for the DP but Jeter was smart and decided to go to 2nd and not allow it to happen….Can Abreu actually swing the bat?! Or should HOF Ransom of hit for him…

  571. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Do or die… I wish.

    Whoever said that we have a better chance of catching the Rays than we do the Sox was probably right.

    We have the best chance of catching a team cold.

  572. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    No problem, Doreen – just wanted to clarify…

  573. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Apparently, the home plate ump has a hot date waiting tonight.

  574. j September 6th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    wow that had to be the worst strike call on the worst framing ever.

  575. kidjock September 6th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    how can it be defensive indiff when the tying run is at the plate?

  576. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    It would be nice to steal this win, definately a possibility

  577. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    AROD AROD AROD

    always comes down to AROD

  578. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Do we want men on 1st and 2nd for Arod?

  579. daver September 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Seatlle’s CF has great range. Ours doesn’t.

  580. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    We have got to stop hitting those balls in the gap at people.

  581. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Did anyone expect it not to come down to Alex?

  582. pat September 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    A-Rod shouldn’t be able to DP this time.

  583. daver September 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Ditto for their SS

  584. j September 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    and he swings away on the first pitch.

  585. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    At least he had a good at-bat.

  586. ‪ September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Apparently A-Rod was in a rush.

  587. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    scary – I have zero faith he can get it done…

  588. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Okay, I mean, now it comes down to Jason.

  589. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    You need a stop watch for his clutch ABs

  590. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    hasrd luck bobby

  591. pat September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Comes down to Giambi this time.

  592. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Alex, Alex, Alex!!! Would it have hurt to look at a few pitches?

  593. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    My heart is beating really hard.

  594. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    The great Arod swinging at the 1st pitch. Nice to actually take a pitch. He must have a date after the game. Pathetic..

  595. mike September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    i didnt even have time to type it before he got out on the first pitch. why does it always have to come down to him?? and why would you swing first pitch when putz isnt throwing that good

  596. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    unbelievable…just unbelievable. why are we swinging at the first pitch?

  597. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Why the first pitch swing especially when Putz doesn’t throw alot of strikes

  598. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:31 am

    AROD cna you wait/swing at a fastball??

    Big G gets anything middle in, putz is a putz

  599. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Don’t try to be a hero.

  600. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    dont get ur hope up guys… im jus sayin

  601. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Old man Giambi cant catch up to the heat….

  602. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    IM DONE WATCHING IF THEY LOSE TONIGHT

    Im not lying

  603. purenyyankee September 6th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    These LOSERS are a GUTLESS, MISERABLE, PATHETIC, LIFELESS team that has NO heart. I bleed pinstripes and I’m embarrassed to be a fan of this bunch. They are a disgrace to this special uniform and don’t deserve to play in our sacred building. Blow this team of overpaid underachievers up along with their bully manager. He’s a real tough guy with Kim Jones, but can’t get his team to play with any pride. They are PITIFUL !!

  604. Rishi September 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    ‘nite guys…

  605. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Holy crap!

  606. ‪ September 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    pathetic.

    time of death: 09/06/08 @ 12:33AM EST

  607. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Ding dong.

  608. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Oh, how I hate these ballparks with an acre of foul territory.

    Well, that’s it, folks. Seattle showed up tonight.

  609. mike September 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    ha gotta love the yanks.

  610. daver September 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    surprise…chokes by arod and giambi

  611. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    lol

  612. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    ‘season guys…

  613. j September 6th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    4th place is lurking ever so close.

  614. Josh September 6th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    We just got two-hit by the Mariners. I repeat the Mariners and a guy making his first start.

  615. Laura - Let's get rid of the Left Coast September 6th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Well, I’ve had enough torture for one night. Goodnight all!

  616. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:35 am

    See you next April!!!!

    Cashman, hope we never see you again

    Girardi come back with a set if you plan to keep managing this team

    Bye to Giambi, good riddance

    See ya!

  617. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:35 am

    nite, Laura

  618. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    time of death: 08/27/08 @ 10:24 PM EST

    Fixed it for you.

  619. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:37 am

    those are big words… id like to see you shuffle around the country for a bb season. see how long you have guts lol

  620. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:37 am

    We’ll miss you Pudge.

  621. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Putz has been dreadful recently. Absolutely dreadful and Arod swings at the 1st pitch. Does anyone on this team have a brain???!!! It would of been nice if Nady had an at in the 9th since Giambi can’t catch up to anything over 90 mph. Girardi should sit him anytime they face a pitcher who throws heat. Time to tip your cap…

  622. mel September 6th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Argh. Remember the good old days when Jeter was the rally starter? Jeter does, too.

    Well, at least we didn’t end up on the wrong side of history.

    Shame on anyone who dissed Morrow (well, for his pitching, his GD photo is a little pasty). He pitched us tough the two X we saw him. We knew before the game Morrow was going to be tough on us.

    Lucky thing Betemit had plenty of time on the pine to clear the spiderwebs.

    Too bad, we lost ground to everyone but Tampa.

  623. Bosox Bob September 6th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Anyone know the score of the game? My power is out.

  624. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 6th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    brandon and others,
    we’ve had our moments but it was fun

    i may stop by if something of note happens (controversy, craziness etc) but if not i’ll be back in the offseason of to discuss the other teams in the playoffs…til then, SEE YA

  625. Doreen September 6th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    mel -

    On tv – Morrow is really good looking kid. :)

  626. buzzard September 6th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Almost no hit by a first time starter on the worse team in baseball.

    How is that working for you…..moving up on Boston one game a week and then overtaking them at the end of the season?????????

  627. stuart September 6th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    again the fools blame it on Girardi and Peter critiques Girardi’s every comment.

    Yeha he is suppose to say the team is a bunch of overpaid woosies.

    and then a real smart comment from some moron on how Girardi interacts with Kim Jones…..

    the yanks just suck, our lineup stinks, the pitching miraculously has held up to some extent considering the injuries..

    arod stinks it is official, abreu is soft, giambi isa total wast(unless he could bat leadoff and could run), the catcher s cannot hit at all, etc.

    the beat goes on, brings me back to the 80′s the last month of playing young guys etc…

  628. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Bosox bob? lolol

  629. ohh mo its cano! September 6th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    its a tough year guys deal with it! or shall i say enjoy it for what it is they wont all be this bad… or will they?

  630. mel September 6th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Doreen,

    He’s really “cute” in his GD photo (if I were a ‘tweener). But he looks like those people who have to live inside because they’re allergic to the sun.

    He’s actually better looking in his GD foto. Was disappointed. He has no chance next to Xavier, even if he pwned him tonight.

  631. rick September 6th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    “Anyone know the score of the game? My power is out.”

    26-7.

    You did say how many world series have the Yankees won and how many have the Red Sox won didn’t you?

  632. pat September 6th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Say what you want about Girardi but he does seem to have the magic touch in picking the spot for pinch hitters. Would you have pinch hit Betemit tonight?

  633. VTyankee fan-rest in peace, Bobby Murcer September 6th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Dude pitched himself quite a game. Yanks under perform in big situations again. As someone wrote earlier, at least we got Ponson tomorrow-Boo-yah!!!

  634. mel September 6th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    pat,

    I like Ransom, but funny, huh? If he pinch-hit, Cody might’ve been one of the hat-tippers.

  635. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 12:46 am

    LOL, Rick. I think BoSox Bob’s power has been out for 100 years.

  636. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    brandon and others,
    we’ve had our moments but it was fun

    i may stop by if something of note happens (controversy, craziness etc) but if not i’ll be back in the offseason of to discuss the other teams in the playoffs…til then, SEE YA

    Hey man pleasure to speak w/ you this season. I’ll make sure punch Micheal Kay in the face for you if I see him.

  637. purenyyankee September 6th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Hey Stuart: Do you actually WATCH the games? Do you WATCH the Post-game?? You’re as CLUELESS as Girardi. Do you get it?? yeah he bullies Kim Jones when she asks him about his pathetic decisions. Will Rasner get…Gutless Girdi cuts her off AGAIN. Joe did you think about bunting in…..Gutless Girardi cuts her off. If YOU had any clue about this team you would know how he can’t manage. Now we all know why he got canned in Florida. Yes the players play the game. But he’s no motivator. He had the perfect opportunity to send a major message to this pitiful team and sit that lazy a$$ Cano last Sunday, but he did not.

  638. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:49 am

    ^^^ uhoh :lol:

  639. ‪ September 6th, 2008 at 12:49 am

    They Yanks are now up to 60 games where they have scored 3 runs or less.

    42.6% of the Yanks schedule this season were spent by the Yanks scoring 3 runs or less. Pitiful.

    Of those 60, the Yanks are 18-42.

    These numbers wouldn’t hurt if we didn’t have the unmatchable paper champions that we do in the clubhouse. One thing is for sure, those paper champions are the champions of getting paper. And people had the nerve to criticize Carl Pavano for legally making out like a bandit. Pffft.

    I’m thoroughly disgusted and disappointed.

  640. CaptainsCorner September 6th, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Giese, Coke and whoever else in the bullpen should be really to pitch in the 2nd inning tomorrow.

  641. Nick in SF September 6th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Does this make tomorrow night a must-win?

    I kid, I kid.

  642. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    I said it for sometime we should have sold the vets.

  643. Bosox Bob September 6th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Well powers back on. Now I can’t hear anything cause I got two big rings stuck in my ears from 2004 and 2007. How is that Arod dude working out??

  644. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Bosox Bob I always wonder if it’s all happiness on your side why do you care what happens here ?

  645. Pils September 6th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Bosox Bob, just think you only have 19 more World Series wins to go before you can really talk trash on this blog. Good luck with that!

  646. Im a Met FAN September 6th, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Atleast you guys didnt get blanked tonight like us….

  647. rick September 6th, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Hey Bob I got rings on my fingers from 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1978, 1977, 1962, 1961, 1958 and 1956. How about I meet you somewhere so I can box your two measly ears good and hard? Maybe put your power out for good?

  648. Bosox Bob September 6th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    What?? I can’t hear you. My ears are plugged with WS rings. 200 million just doesn’t buy much anymore, except an overpaid ball player who has never sniffed a World Series in his entire career…Too funny. Not alot of heart for that 200 million. Joe took that with him to LA.. But what the heck, if you can’t make the postseason, you can always go back to yellowed box scores of the past.

  649. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Sexiest gif I’ve seen in some time

  650. Wangawa September 6th, 2008 at 1:10 am

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised about a game like this. It pretty much sums up the way the season has gone.

    Missing the playoffs is one thing, but if we end up in fourth place that would be an embarrassment.

  651. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    What?? I can’t hear you. My ears are plugged with WS rings. 200 million just doesn’t buy much anymore, except an overpaid ball player who has never sniffed a World Series in his entire career…Too funny. Not alot of heart for that 200 million. Joe took that with him to LA.. But what the heck, if you can’t make the postseason, you can always go back to yellowed box scores of the past.

    Just admit it.

    You need us, you can’t live w/o us, it’s killing you night after night that this isn’t the team that can whoop your butts or show you what your team really is. The difference is we can live w/o you but you can’t livve w/o us. Just look already your power went out and instead of going to your Red Sox blog your first thought, your first instinct was to come here.

    You need us. :)

  652. Bosox Bob September 6th, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Thats right Brandon. We needed you to be the first team in history to come back from a 0-3 deficit. We couldn’t have done it without ya.. Thanks again..

  653. rick September 6th, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Take your TWO RINGS IN ALMOST NINETY YEARS and stick em where the sun don’t shine.

    The way I see it you have as much going for you as the Florida Marlins. They got the same number of rings as your Red Sox. Matches your IQ too.

  654. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Thats right Brandon. We needed you to be the first team in history to come back from a 0-3 deficit. We couldn’t have done it without ya.. Thanks again..

    No problem. Atleast we know there are no die hard Red Sox fans w/o our existance. Could you imagine how pathetic your life would be w/o us, No life, probably no woman, probably nothing to do at night atleast we saved you from being ignored.

  655. Slimpor September 6th, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Hah ,hah. LOL. Brandon (90210 was worth it )…”we play today, we lose today, das it”. just got pwned.

  656. rick September 6th, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Brandon they all have an inferiority complex that doesn’t go away so when they have something they can brag about they come to us for approval.

    It gets old but I guess until they catch up to our record we’ll always see this from them. Funny only their fans do it. Fans from other teams have enough self respect not to come here for attention.

  657. mel September 6th, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Classic little man syndrome.

  658. Bosox Bob September 6th, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Are ya ready for some Foooooootbaaaaaaaawwwwwwl???

  659. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:23 am

    rick I just want to get paid for it I mean it’s alright to have the my team is better than yours talks and keep them off the street in doing so but I feel like I’m a Red Sox therapist here, I need some $$$ for the types of advice I’m giving here this stuff ain’t free.

  660. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Are ya ready for some Foooooootbaaaaaaaawwwwwwl???

    I hope your not a Pats fan.

  661. pat September 6th, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Brandon

    Was working in DC today and the fans on sports talk would like Campbell and Zorn run out of town.

    They played Zorn’s press conference from today live on the radio and he thinks his team did lots of things well. Said they are where they need to be in development for Game 1. He gave props to Jacobs for how he ran the ball and beat up on his defense in the process.

  662. rick September 6th, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Brandon I guess they’re quick to forget how bad the Red Sox took the pipe in 2006 and finished in 3RD PLACE 11 games out of first!

    It’s okay they’re like little kids at a carnival fascinated by winning two prizes. If that’s all they have to hold on to that’s pretty pathetic!

    Later man.

  663. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:29 am

    He gave props to Jacobs for how he ran the ball and beat up on his defense in the process.

    He better.

  664. Miggs (All in for Moose's quest for 20) September 6th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Brandon Jacobs is a beast. He’s going to have a huge year if he stays healthy.

  665. michael September 6th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    only 660 comments. sad state of affairs peter.

  666. Bosox Bob September 6th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Relax boys. Georgie is going to empty the money vault next year and a whole new crop of high paid free agents eager to cash a big paycheck will don the pin strips in the quest for a playoff berth… WHo knows, even Manny might be in pin strips. We all know Mannys passion for the game..

  667. pat September 6th, 2008 at 1:34 am

    The callers were less impressed with the Giants than Zorn. They said both the offense and defense are way over-rated and the Skins should have had that game.

  668. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Relax boys. Georgie is going to empty the money vault next year and a whole new crop of high paid free agents eager to cash a big paycheck will don the pin strips in the quest for a playoff berth… WHo knows, even Manny might be in pin strips. We all know Mannys passion for the game..

    Highly Doubt it.

  669. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 1:39 am

    “It has come to this: The Yankees trying to avoid being no-hit by a first-time starter for the worst team in the league.”

    Comments like this make you wonder just how much some people really understand baseball. I can think of pitchers on brutally bad teams, worse than this that have had pitchers throw no-hitters. Catfish Hunter threw a perfect game against a team with Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Haron Killebrew and Bob Allison on it. This was before He was great. Bo Belinski threw one as a rookie against a great Baltimore team…want some more?

    This was Morrow’s first start, but, he had also pitched in 100 games in the majors prior to it. He throws 97-99 MPH, has 6 pitches…4 Seam FB, 2 Seam FB, Slider, Curve, Split Finger…all quality plus pitches and and pretty good changeup. He’s going to be outstanding for years unless he gets hurt. The quality of pitcher has nothing to do with how bad a team is that he pitches for. Morrow pitched a great game and deserves credit for doing it.

    This sort of comment deserves this sort of comment….”It has come to this.”

  670. dave September 6th, 2008 at 1:41 am

    the yankees throw out their class A lineup and they get shutout by the worst team in the league. Good job from morrow
    but the yankees have to perform against a guy like that – the yanks r playing like they already lost for the season. We might as well lose every game now and get a higher draft pick

  671. Miggs (All in for Moose's quest for 20) September 6th, 2008 at 1:42 am

    I usually stick to talking about baseball while on this blog; but with football only a day away and the Yankees in the tank……. well you know.

    NFL predictions for 2008:

    Patriots lose at least 3-4 regular season games this year and lose in the Conference Semifinals

    Stephen Jackson has a monster year and leads the league in total yards

    The Cowboys defense dominates opponents and generate tons of turnovers

    Kurt Warner makes the Pro Bowl if he stays healthy

    Those are 4 fearless NFL predictions.

    Feel free to add on……

  672. ray (sox fan) September 6th, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Laura – Let’s get rid of the Left Coast
    September 5th, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    “I’ve never even read a Red Sox blog, let alone post on one”

    That is what has always puzzled me. How did they even find this blog? They had to go searching for it. It’s not like it’s a link off of SI.com or ESPN. How sad is that?”

    Laura, first I would like to acknowledge that I do appreciate the frustration of Yankee fans with Sox fans who come on this blog merely to talk trash and to gloat about the Sox when they do well. To me that is not being respectful of the purpose of this blog.

    With that being said I just wanted to make one small clarification. The web site is indeed listed on one of the prominent Red Sox sites that is highlighted at redsox.com
    Ian Browne’s site lists Pete’s site as a link so it is not difficult at all for a Sox fan to stumble upon this site.

    This evening I went to the Trenton Thunder/Portland Sea Dog game. You probably know that Trenton won the game and that series.

    I know things are a little discouraging right now for Yankee fans, but I was watching people like Austin Jackson, Colin Curtis, and others and I have to admit that I believe the Yankees have a good future. After all the AA and AAA Yankee teams are beating up on the Red Sox teams so that should say something.

  673. Ladybug626 September 6th, 2008 at 1:47 am

    “One thing is for sure, those paper champions are the champions of getting paper.”

    ^^Winner… Line of the season!!!

  674. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:50 am

    Ray how did Colin Curtis look like to you I’m very curious since your a fair judger.

  675. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 1:51 am

    ray, I was listening to the Trenton game, and the catch that Jackson made late in the game. Just how good was it, because it sounded like it was top of the line? Thanks.

  676. ray (sox fan) September 6th, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Miggs,
    Just curious, who do you think the Patriots lose to in the Conference semifinals?

  677. Bosox Bob September 6th, 2008 at 1:53 am

    I don’t think Boston is the team to worry about. The Rays have a ton of talent and are 2 years ahead of where most people thought they would be. Their upper management may well screw it up, but if they play things right, they will be a force for awhile. Too bad so few people in Florida appreciate good baseball. They should be selling that place out.

  678. Trolls are droll September 6th, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Bosox Bob –
    What the heck is a pin strip? Is that like a band-aid?
    How do you don a pin strip?

    If you spent less time trolling and more time hitting the books you might actually get that coveted GED someday.

  679. ray (sox fan) September 6th, 2008 at 1:55 am

    The catch that Jackson made was very impressive. It was a ball that was hit almost up against the wall in centerfield at 400 feet and I thought for sure it would be at least a double but Jackson made an excellent catch (indeed top of the line GreenBeret).

  680. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Did Austin jump or ran it down ?

  681. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Brandon, not sure how much Curtis has improved since he left Tampa, but, he always had a lot of talent. I saw about 6 of his games, so not a lot to judge from, but, still impressive. I can’t really think of a player he’d remind me of. He doesn’t have great power or great speed, but, a solid hitter and defensive player. Seems to do everything pretty well, but, nothing that’s great. A 4th outfielder but wouldn’t kill you as a full time left fielder.

  682. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for the answer, Ray. Much appreciated.

  683. ray (sox fan) September 6th, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Brandon,

    Austin was running back towards the wall when he caught it.

    And I didn’t realize until I just looked at the box score that Colin Curtis was actually had four hits in four at bats while driving in two runs, so he had a very good night.

    Of course me seeing them was very limited, but if I was a Yankee fan I would also be liking how Pilittere was looking out there.

  684. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 2:04 am

    Thanks GB :D

    Ray your slacking ..

  685. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Thanks Ray. :D

  686. ray (sox fan) September 6th, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Brandon,
    Not bad for a slacker huh? lol

  687. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Brandon, if I had to say what style of hitter Curtis is I’d put it as a slasher…hit the ball where it’s pitched. I hate putting a name to him, because I’ll be accused of saying he’s going to be another….but the style is like Wade Boggs/Tony Gwynn type of hitters or Pete Rose type. He’s not ever likely to be them, just how he hits.

  688. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 6th, 2008 at 2:14 am

    GB I miss those type of hitters. Ray no not bad :lol:

  689. JME September 6th, 2008 at 2:15 am

    I saw the scranton wilkes-barre yankees game. The one Ian kennedy was pitching. In all honesty, I didnt think he pitched that bad. He gave up 3 but, Where were those bats of the offense to help the kid out??? I hope IPK, works things out & who knows maybe he’ll be back. I’m sorry he may have had a bad year, but I dont judge rookies in their 1st season of baseball.

  690. Slimpor September 6th, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Yankees. $209 million. What a pile of S*h*i*t.

  691. No September 6th, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Oh, I beg to differ. These Yankees have embarrassed themselves all season, tonight having been no exception.

  692. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 2:24 am

    JME, I’ve always been a Yankee fan, but, I never understood the big deal about Maddux and Glavin during their first year after hearing how good they were going to be. I kept thinking….you gotta be joking.

  693. mel September 6th, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Aren’t they cute, guys?

    Pulling on our shirt tails like snotty nose street urchins, looking for attention because they have nothing better to do on a Friday night.

  694. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Mel, I thought maybe the petty jealousies and the infantile behavior would change after they won in 2004 and certainly after last year, but, they’re worse. Most of them have such an inferiority complex about anything NY…whether it’s the teams, the people or the city. I’m embarrassed for them.

  695. JME September 6th, 2008 at 2:48 am

    GreenBeret7

    Yeah, Maddux wasn’t that great in his 1st season either. Speaking of Maddux. What are his stats so far? I’ve heard he has been struggling. I haven’t been following him too closely like I used to.

  696. kasey September 6th, 2008 at 2:54 am

    seriously, though. tomorrow is a must, must, MUST win. do or double-die. taking it one game at a time was thinking too big-picture. they’ve got to scale back. one inning at a time.

  697. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 3:06 am

    JME, Maddux seems to be limited to about 70-75 pitches a game. He’ll pitch with a lead and end up with the pen blowing it, but, he gives up lot of hits that he didn’t used to. He’s like Mussina was last year, only worse. I really think he probably should have called it a day at the end of last year. It hurts to see it, and the same with Glavin. They get in trouble and they can’t seem to stop it. Before, they had just enough stuff to invent. It’s not there, anymore.

  698. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Here are Maddux’ stats. They’re not bad on the surface, but, when looking at the division he pitches in and the pitchers parks, they aren’t that great.

    http://www.baseball-reference......gr01.shtml

  699. JME September 6th, 2008 at 3:22 am

    Thats too bad. But, I agree he should have called it a day at the end of last year. He’s also getting up there in age. Isn’t he 42,43? & Mussina was pretty bad last year. & I dont know what happened with Glavin. They’re not what they used to be. & if Maddux retires,… this probably isn’t the season he envisioned retiring on, with him playing so poorly. Players always want to go out on top.

  700. JME September 6th, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Thanks for the stats GreenBeret7

  701. GreenBeret7 September 6th, 2008 at 3:41 am

    No problem, JME. Happy to help.

  702. Tim Corbett September 6th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    It’s come to this? Enough with your kicking ‘em when they’re down. Yes, the yankees are finished. They never really had a shot this year anyway.
    What it “came to” last night was not some form of embarrassment. First time starter, worst team in the league? So what. The kid looks like a pretty good pitcher to me. Also when the yankees were “good”, they would always have problems with pitchers they had never seen before. Always. So having a hard time with an unknown quantity is nothing new and is not (necessarily) related to the current state of the team. Remember when KC combined on a no hitter against a “good” yankees team? I do, it wasn’t that long ago. The royals stunk that year just like they do every year. Did anyone say it’s come to this? No. It falls under the heading of s$#@ happens, whether you’re good or not.


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