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Game 149: Rays at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (78-70)
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Giambi !B
A. Rodriguez DH
Nady RF
Cano 2B
I. Rodriguez C
Ransom 3B
Gardner CF
Pavano RHP

Carl Pavano (2-1, 5.31) vs. the Tampa Bay hitters.

Edwin Jackson (11-10, 4.06) vs. the New York hitters.

Notes: Thanks to Brian Heyman for calling in the lineup. … Late report time for the boys today, hence the late lineup. … Abreu played both games yesterday and may just be getting a day off. … The Yankees beat Jackson on Sept. 3 in Tampa. He lasted only 3.1 innings, giving up six runs on 11 hits. … The Yankees are 10-7 against the Rays. This is the final game of the season series. … The Yankees start the day 11 games out of first and nine back in the wild card with 14 games to play.

LOOK OUT, LOU: After going 6 for 7 in yesterday’s doubleheader, Derek Jeter now has 1,266 hits at Yankee Stadium and is just three hits shy of tying Lou Gehrig’s all-time record.

COKE IS IT: Rookie LHP Phil Coke has not allowed a run in the seven innings he has pitched.

KEEP IT UP: The Yankees got the countdown right in Game 2 last night. They had Don Larsen, David Cone and David Wells – all three authors of perfect games at Yankee Stadium – pull the lever.

IDLE CHATTER: After two solid starts, Carl Pavano has not pitched well since. His line in his last two starts: 9.1 innings, 12 hits, 8 runs, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, 3 home runs.

HUGHES FOR WEDNESDAY: Phil Hughes arrived in town. Girardi won’t say whether he’ll start on Wednesday. But all indications are that he will.

WANG CHUCKS IT: For the first time since he was injured in June, Chien-Ming Wang played catch today. He could throw off the mound before the season is over, but only just to see how he feels.

Back later with updates.

UPDATE, 11:54 p.m.: The Yankees just announced that Hughes will start Wednesday against Chicago.

UPDATE, 2:48 p.m.: Jeter certainly didn’t waste any time taking care of that Lou Gehrig record. Oh, and he’s now hitting .307. … Meanwhile that’s 100 RBI for A-Rod and 92 for Giambi. The Big G also has 30 homers. You watch, he’ll get a two-year deal from somebody.

I hope that people appreciate what Jeter has done and continues to do. His many detractors lose sight of the guy’s consistency and what he means to this franchise. Years from now, Jeter and Mo will be the players people remember from this era of baseball in New York.

Lou Gehrig, I suspect, would be OK with Derek Jeter breaking his record.

UPDATE, 3:03 p.m.: Shocking, stunning news from Yankee Stadium as Carl Pavano has had to leave the game with an inury. In other news, fall is coming and the sky is blue. The best part will be Joe Girardi defending him after the game. The Rajah of Rehab is back.

UPDATE, 3:24 p.m.: Aside from Jeter’s HR, David Price has certainly been impressive. The Rays did it right, leaving him in the minors all season. It’ll be interesting to see if he makes the playoff roster. A hard-throwing lefty? Why not?

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446 Responses to “Game 149: Rays at Yankees”

  1. MikeEff September 14th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    big g hitting 3rd?

  2. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    wow, Melky is still not getting any playing time despite being back for about 2 weeks.

  3. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Go Yanks! Go Giants!

  4. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    And Alex’s neck still hurts him? Geez what the heck did he do on the off day. On second thought maybe I don’t want to know.

  5. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Sa don’t forget go JETS!! :mad:

  6. populoso September 14th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    I don’t know whether YES releases their ratings, but this is probably going to be the lowest-rated game of the year.

  7. YankeesBen September 14th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Gardner over Melky? wow did the young guy’s disappointed this season. but why not give him some playing time in what is now some meaningless game’s.

  8. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    LOL Oops!
    Go Jets! Beats the Patsies!

  9. YankeesBen September 14th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    of course i meant to play him over damon or nady, i think you have to give the kids as much playing time possible.

  10. Gil L September 14th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    read joel sherman in today’s ny post

    finally, someone not sugarcoating what should have been said loud and clear after the 2005 season – the yanks are making GIANT front office mistakes, in every respect of team building.

    here’s to hoping we have seen the last of cashman.

  11. jose September 14th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    who is exactly going to replace cashman though?

  12. R-Tek September 14th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Nice to see Girardi finally come to his senses and play the kids.

    Now Cashman needs to bring up Miranda.

  13. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Gonna be one heck of a football game today, ain’t it?

  14. Dee September 14th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Will be nice to see Nady at Right.

    “The Yankees got the countdown right in Game 2 last night. They had Don Larsen, David Cone and David Wells – all three authors of perfect games at Yankee Stadium – pull the lever.”

    How is it that they managed to line up such worthy guests for a last-minute makeup game, but failed so royally for the rest of the season with plenty of planning time??

  15. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    From the other thread, who is pitching tuesday cause I got tickets?

  16. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    “How is it that they managed to line up such worthy guests for a last-minute makeup game, but failed so royally for the rest of the season with plenty of planning time??”

    Clearly those three just happened to be at the Stadium together that day and were asked spontaneously.

  17. raymagnetic September 14th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    What ‘kids’ is Girardi playing? Ransom surely isn’t a kid.

  18. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

  19. randy l. September 14th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    ” Ransom surely isn’t a kid.”

    but he looks like a kid. does that count?

    but seriously, there is something to be said for a player to come into a pressure situation and performing well. being up with the yankees is a big deal for ransom.

    the only way to tell if he can be a super sub next year is to get to next year and find out.
    for what it’s worth, i like the way he handles himself.

  20. Matt - NYY fan in Boston September 14th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    interesting lineup, nice to see a change

    btw Pete, Jets/Pats prediction?

  21. Brad September 14th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    It’s looking obvious what Melky’s fate will be this winter.
    A CF is high on the priority list.

  22. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Don’t forget about Action Jackson.

  23. zellyanks91 September 14th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Nice to see Hughes get a start this Wednesday. He sure worked his way back up to the major league level. Go Yankees & Giants!

    Kevin

  24. Alvaro September 14th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    How come you have not posted updates on Karstens and Ohlendorff? They do good or regular you post something so you can trash Cashman but now that they are awful you post nothing? You are heavily biased!

  25. mel September 14th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I would’ve loved to see Bobby’s patience in the lineup against the wild Jackson.

    Yes, the Melk’s gone sour. Like I said yesterday, it’s almost punitive.

    Gardner’s going to play a lot down the stretch because Girardi said it’s too soon to evaluate him. (translation: we’re waiting to see if he can buy a hit) I hope he figures it out like he did at the other levels because the rest of his game is very good.

    I hope Jeter didn’t run out of bullets. Nice to see him get the bulk yesterday. Otherwise the pressure starts to mount.

    Go, Yankees. Go, never mind. :)

  26. mel September 14th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    ack!

    *would love to have seen

    Halladay vs. Lester-should be a good one.

  27. Joe September 14th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    By the way….Scott Patterson had his debut in San Diego last night….2 innings no hits and a strikeout, sat at 92. Great idea designating one a the few that could have helped.

  28. randy l. September 14th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    “It’s looking obvious what Melky’s fate will be this winter.”

    i don’t think melk’s fate is sealed at all. i think they are just doing tough love to send him a wake up message.

    when the red sox demoted crisp because of ellsbury last fall they didn’t throw crisp a way or trade him when his value was low.

    melky will have times when he’ll hit .300 in the majors again. that’s when you’d trade him.

    of course , if a gm wants to bury a player so he’s worthless, i guess that’d be his choice.
    maybe it’s part of a higher plan.
    but even people guide by plans can’t be that stupid.

  29. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    By the way….Scott Patterson had his debut in San Diego last night….2 innings no hits and a strikeout, sat at 92. Great idea designating one a the few that could have helped.

    it’s funny how he almost made the team this past spring.

  30. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    This is the first time I’ve criticized the lineup this year.

    The bottom 3 of this lineup is no better than most National League teams with the pitcher hitting.

    What exactly do they see in Brett Gardner? Offensively, Gardner has shown absolutley nothing to prove he belongs in a major league uniform. Nothing. Is playing Gardner more productive in terms of the ’09 roster than giving Melky some games to prove he learned something from his demotion?

    I see Melky as a 4th outfielder but someone who can contribute at the major league level. Brett Gardner has proved nothing other than he can run. That’s a very limited skill when you are incapable of reaching 1st base to begin with.

    Also, why arent the Yankees giving Juan Miranda a look at 1st base. At 25, is he a prospect or isnt he?

  31. Matt - NYY fan in Boston September 14th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    ““It’s looking obvious what Melky’s fate will be this winter.”

    i don’t think melk’s fate is sealed at all. i think they are just doing tough love to send him a wake up message.

    when the red sox demoted crisp because of ellsbury last fall they didn’t throw crisp a way or trade him when his value was low.

    melky will have times when he’ll hit .300 in the majors again. that’s when you’d trade him.

    of course , if a gm wants to bury a player so he’s worthless, i guess that’d be his choice.
    maybe it’s part of a higher plan.
    but even people guide by plans can’t be that stupid.”
    I agree, you have to sell high on him

  32. Matt - NYY fan in Boston September 14th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Drive 4-5:
    I agree that Miranda should be the 1B, but they are keeping him in AAA for the final game vs the PCL champion (I forget who won it). Than Miranda should be called up and play for the Yanks, and compete for the 1B job in the spring. He needs to work on hitting lefties, as do the majority of Yankees.

  33. DCR September 14th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Miranda is a platoon player. He’s not a prospect.

  34. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Dee,

    “The Yankees got the countdown right in Game 2 last night. They had Don Larsen, David Cone and David Wells – all three authors of perfect games at Yankee Stadium – pull the lever.”

    It was video taped, the same way as Greg Nettle’s appearance in game 1 annoncing there’s 9 games left.

    Speaking of yesterday’s game 1, what was so wrong letting a fan drawn at random from 47,000 entrees pulling the lever?

    After all, over 4 million of us have some out to support the team. It doesnt hurt to throw the dogs a bone every once in a while. Heaven knows we havent had too many this year.

  35. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    this is who i want to see call up:

    Juan Miranda (let him and Ransom compete for 1B next season)
    Chris Basak (more reason to push Betemit out of the picture)
    Austin Jackson (yeah he’s in AA, but why not pull a “Justin Upton” and possible replacement for Abreu if gone?)
    Humberto Sanchez (possible 2009 setup reliever?)
    Chase Wright (let’s see if he improved from last year, and please NO MORE PONSON)

  36. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Scranton won the Govenor’s Cup on Friday. Miranda should be up. We dont know if he’s a prospect, platoon player or another Brett Gardner till we see him against major league pitching.

  37. chazzh September 14th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I think we will likely see Miranda and Chase Wright after the AAA playoff game on Tuesday.

    Basak and Austin Jackson are not on the 40 man – so I don’t see that happening.

  38. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Basak and Austin Jackson are not on the 40 man – so I don’t see that happening.

    DFA Ponson and Rasner.

  39. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Joe
    September 14th, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    By the way….Scott Patterson had his debut in San Diego last night….2 innings no hits and a strikeout, sat at 92. Great idea designating one a the few that could have helped.

    ____________________________________________________

    Patterson was expendable. He’s 28-29 yars old and was rescued rom the independent leagues. NYY have other pitchers that are much better and much more suited for the future success of the francise. They can’t keep everybody.

    Every time a former Yankee player has a good game, a good inning, the wails go up about how could they give up such a valuable player. He’s at best, a borderline major leaguer. It’s no different than when a player has a great day, and the cries go out to get this or that guy. all you heard for the last year was “Get Nady.” “Get Marte.” Well the Yanks got both, and, now, they’re not good enough “for all the great young talent they gave up.” Tabata wasthe only one that had keeper talent. The others are more suited to pitching in the big NL West parks.

  40. chazzh September 14th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    the problem with putting Jackson on the 40 man now- is that you then don’t have a spot to protect someone else for the rule 5 draft. Same with Melancon. No need to bring them up now for meaningless games- hopefully the yanks have enough info on him already or send him to AFL to see if he can make the bigs next spring.

  41. Matt - NYY fan in Boston September 14th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    You also have to see the free agents this offseason. 60-day DL people, free agents leaving, rule 5 people, etc.

  42. sunny615 September 14th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS !!!

  43. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Scott Patterson did not pitch 2 innings last night, he came in and got 2 outs, one of which let an inherited runner score. He struck out a .244 hitting SF Giant.

    And now you know the rest of the story.

  44. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Try and get some runs nice and early

  45. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    LMAO. O’Neill’s in great form today. Ragging on one of the umpires.

  46. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Drive 4-5=

    I’m with you. Many times this season the lever has been pulled by just an average fan. I don’t really understand what is wrong with that. Like you said, millions of people support this team, and I’m sure the people who got to pull the lever got a real thrill, a real Stadium moment, from that small gesture. Personally, i think the Yankees did this right. Throw in a few “special guests,” but honor the people who have been coming to the stadium year after year.

    It’s just too bad the Yankees didn’t blast out loud that that’s what they were doing.

  47. mel September 14th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    The Scranton team still has one more game on Tuesday.

  48. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Nice Johnny and Jetes

  49. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    too bad Giambi doesnt bunt.

  50. Yankees Ben September 14th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Jete really wants his hits, he gets them soft and hard…

  51. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Now that, I have no trouble with….bunting for a hit the right way. Usually, he’s torn between trying to bunt for hits and sacrificing.

  52. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    TD Giants!

  53. Yankees Ben September 14th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Giambi you gotta keep it fair to count

  54. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    at least, Giambi making him work.

  55. mel September 14th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Nick,

    I’m sure that Haeger appreciated Patterson’s help.

  56. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    work it real good Giambino

  57. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    that was BALL 4, Giambi.

  58. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    let’s go A-Rod….

  59. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    mel, after the game they renamed Petco Park — it will be Patterson Park from now on. He owns San Diego.

  60. Yankees Ben September 14th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    you can’t blame him for fouling that off with the runners goin

  61. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Crap!

    We’re hittng again.

    Looks like Joe forgot to remind these blockheads to lose this game.

    Halladay better have it today.

    Cy Young front-runner Jon Jester will pitch a shutout.

  62. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    That was Giambi’s best at bat in weeks.

  63. Yankees Ben September 14th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    nice at bat, but they didn’t score yet, you know how that can work out

  64. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Giambi’s AB was beautiful

  65. sunny615 September 14th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    is it possible for Arod to line into a triple play?

  66. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    GRAND SLAM FOR A-ROD……..

  67. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Picture perfect swing by Rodriguez.

  68. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    ALEX!!!!!!!!!

  69. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Yes, Alex!

  70. Wooo September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    100RBI there u gO!

  71. sunny615 September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    or hit a grand salami

  72. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Please A-Rod, GiDP now!

  73. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Clearly someone gabe Arod a little coaching: chew gum during your at-bat, blow bubbles while you run the bases.

    Thanks, Captain.

  74. Yankees Ben September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    you call that a triple play???

  75. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Giambi’s AB was beautiful

    can’t believe im saying this, thanks to Giambi for making him work and helping A-Rod and other batters seeing what Jackson got.

  76. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    100 RBI again for Rodriguez. Not bad for an off year and not hitting with runners in scoring position.

  77. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Boy, that ARod = he sure knows how to kill a rally! :lol:

  78. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Worthless,
    A-Rod!

  79. mel September 14th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Nice battle by G to hit the granny by Alex. I missed it, but I’m sure it was Alex’s fault.

    Moose is probably thoroughly disgusted that the scourge of the league, Pavano and Ponson are stealing his support.

  80. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    A little late, but Rodriguez (I) is finally starting to look comfortable.

  81. Yankee Trader September 14th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Maybe Nady hitting behind him got him better pitches to look at?

  82. mark September 14th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    So long Sir Sidney.
    for now

  83. Yankees Ben September 14th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    So long Sir Sidney.
    for now

    ??

  84. RalphieD September 14th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    “Maybe Nady hitting behind him got him better pitches to look at?”

    3-0 and 3-1 counts with the bases loaded and 0 outs usually warrant fb’s down the middle lol

  85. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Come on Carl Pavano, give up some runs and be the “true Yankee” that A-Rod could never be.

  86. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Here’s something to think about. Damon’s still has a few good years left and next year will pass 2400 hits. By the end of next year, he’ll also be close to 200 homers and 1000 RBI, close to 1500 runs scored and 400 steals. Will he be close to a HOF candidate by the end of 2012?

  87. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    if that was Betemit on 3b, it would have been a base hit.

  88. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Cano made a great recovery to save a throwing error. Maybe, contrary to what some believe, he really does think out there.

  89. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    GB7

    Also, last night made that great scoop and throw play to prevent an infield hit by Perez (?).

  90. AROD fan September 14th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    i love this giambino batting 3rd stuff!

  91. Matt - NYY fan in Boston September 14th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Nice atbat by Giambi, and finally A-Rod hits with the bases loaded.

    Also, to whoever called Jon Lester the front runner for the Cy Young award, it’s gonna be a unanimous choice for Cliff Lee. If he doesn’t win it than it is a sham.

  92. Typical Arod September 14th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Season over and April Arod shows up now!

    Way to “man-up” A-Waste!!!

  93. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    ok Pavano is done….

  94. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Again, what is the upside of starting guys like Ponson, Pavano, Rasner and all those scrubs? Girardi shouldn’t even be allowed to finish this season.

  95. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Yes!!!!!

    Carl Pavano, True Yankee!

  96. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I never do this, but is Pavano getting squeezed a bit? He’s working too slow, seems to be laboring a bit, but i thought he had Perez struck out. And there were other pitches, as well, that I though he could have gotten calls on.

    Anyway, not a good inning.

  97. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Eh. That wasn’t great.

  98. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    oh, Joh Jester lost his shutout. :lol:

  99. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Cano made a great recovery to save a throwing error. Maybe, contrary to what some believe, he really does think out there.”

    Yea, he had the head to pay attention to the ump. Otherwise, everyone is safe.

  100. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    You’re right, Doreen. Cano’s defense is a lot better than people want to give him credit for. For whatever reason, people think that because he’s not hitting to his normal standards, that makes him a butcher in the field, or, he’s just lazy, disinterested and doesn’t care. He’s like everyone else on this team….he’s had a bad year with the bat…or, at least not to normal numbers. The BS about trading him is laughable, at best.

  101. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I say after Tuesday, we call up guys like Wright, Kennedy adn others and give them starts. If there is room on teh 40 man keep Ponson and Rasner to long relief in case they mess up to soak up innings. Now is the perfect time to try out young pitchers. No pennent race, plenty of other arms in case you mess up.

  102. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    “I never do this, but is Pavano getting squeezed a bit? He’s working too slow, seems to be laboring a bit, but i thought he had Perez struck out. And there were other pitches, as well, that I though he could have gotten calls on.”

    Sure, it’s all the ump’s fault Pavano gives up a 3-run HR to a slap hitter.

  103. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    1 more hit to tie…

  104. RalphieD September 14th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    jeter is on another level right now

  105. NJ in Tampa September 14th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Derek is absolutely on fire. Just 1 hit away.

  106. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Derek Jeter-the hitting machine

  107. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    1 to go!!!

  108. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    That pitch to Perez was not a bad pitch, and, especially to a banjo hitter. It was in and almost off the plate. How Perez hit it that hard and that far is beyond me.

  109. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    i’m guessing Jeter really want to get in the playoffs and he’s doing everything he can to get the team to there.

  110. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    figured, Giambi would homer.

  111. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Maybe that 5-spot in the lineup is cursed.

  112. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Nice job Giambino! 6-3 Yanks

  113. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    And a bomb by Giambi. Sometime during the night, it appears that he has found his swing, at least, for today.

  114. Juggy September 14th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    They couldn’t do this for moose but they can do it for Pavano? He must be pissed :p

  115. Aardvark September 14th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Green Beret,

    Damon has already staked his HOF claim with his heroics in the 2004 ALCS. But it isn’t (or shouldn’t be) primarily about longevity and cumulative career numbers. Mike Mussina has won abut 100 more games than Sandy Koufax did.

  116. NJ in Tampa September 14th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Remember all the idiots here who wanted to trade Jeter and said he was finished when he was really just injured?

  117. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Girardi, time to say bye bye.

    Never said Pavano was pitching well or that it was the ump’s fault. Just thought he had made a couple of good pitches that maybe he didn’t get calls on.

  118. sunny615 September 14th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    WOW pavano is sucky today… thank goodness the edwin is sucking today too.

  119. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    That double by Jeter was his first since 6 August. That’s the way his season and the Yanks have gone. Odd.

  120. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    “They couldn’t do this for moose but they can do it for Pavano? He must be pissed :p”

    When Moose pitched, the Yankees were facing a pitcher who had his good stuff with him. Jackson is stinking up the place so far.

  121. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Doreen,

    fair enough, my bad. I just think it’s silly to defend scrubs like Pavano and try to blame it on other people, something I thought you were doing. Once again, I’m sorry if you didn’t mean that. At least we are winning today, for now :D

  122. jonathan September 14th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Now that Jeter is on the cusp of tying Gehrig for hits at yankee stadium. I was looking for the amount of games each has played in the stadium. Who has more games played at Yankee Stadium? I guess in a stat you could find out who has a better hit per game average at the stadium Jeter or Gehrig

  123. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Interesting, Nady’s stats as a Yankee over 50 games are in line with his career averages. He is hitting .289 with an OBP of .340. He has a lot of homers for 45 games with 10 and 31 RBIs. However, his average and OBP aren’t in line with Abreu who too, has been a clutch hitter this year. I don’t know whether Nady can replace Abreu. Defensively is maybe a max ten spetacular catches that Nady might make diving and into a wall vs. Abreu worth the offensive dropoff. Plus, Abreu has been more consistent and this is Nady’s career year. Just food for thought…

  124. max September 14th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    what was the injury delay in the top of the second??

  125. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Phil starting on Wednesday good news.

  126. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Jonathan, probably Gehrig considering that record of consecutive games but I could be wrong.

  127. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Girardi, time to say bye bye.

    Yup – let’s hope they can keep it up.

    Listen, Pavano’s the pitcher on the mound today and I want the Yankees to win today, so I’ll root for Pavano. But I wasn’t trying to make excuses for him for sure. :)

  128. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    max, it was for Cano.

  129. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Okay, so Coney thinks that the Yankees have been losing games at home because the opposing team has been more psyched about the stadium closing than the Yankees? Hmmm. Interesting theory.

  130. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    27 this year,

    IMO Nady cannot replace Abreu. His obp isnt comparable and Nady could very well be having a career year.

  131. max September 14th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    but he was fine?

  132. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Aardvark, that 2004 post season isn’t going to get Damon into the HOF. It’s going to take career numbers, and as with Mussina, he hasn’t had those unbelievable single seasons of a Koufax, who had 5 of them, where there was no doubt as to who was because unlike the best pitcher on the planet. He completely overshadowed greats like Gibson, Ford, Spahn, Drysdale and Marichal.

  133. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Cy Young fore-runner Jon Jester dominating in a one-hitter through 2 innings.

  134. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    “IMO Nady cannot replace Abreu. His obp isnt comparable and Nady could very well be having a career year.”

    Nady doesn’t have Abreu’s eye at the plate and doesn’t walk as much. I like Nady; he’s a decent player who is also extremely good looking, but I don’t want to lose Abreu just so that Nady can play RF.

  135. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Oh god, Price better not be Right.

  136. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    ***delete “because unlike”***

  137. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I hope we beat the crap out of Price. That guy needs to be brought down to earth.

  138. Wooo September 14th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Price wil get rocked for 10runs

  139. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I agree with Drive and Laura and am against those who say we should let Abreu walk so Nady can play RF. They are blinded by his good moments but Abreu has done just as much and on a regualr basis vs. Nady who strikes out a lot in key situations also. I think Abreu is critical to the team and unless we sign for trade for someone big, Nady cannot replace Abreu but can surely complement him.

  140. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    randy I –

    I just got back in from running errnads, and saw your comment in response to my comment, on Pete’s last post – Thanks for the insight.

  141. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    pound Price kay?

  142. 27 this year September 14th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Laura, the last time the Yankees saw Price, Jeter, Abreu, and Arod all struck out without the slightest whimper.

  143. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Jason “Manny” Bay does it again.

  144. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Trade Joba for Price?

  145. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Knowing the Yankees, Price is going to throw 3 perfect innings with 4K’s.

  146. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    “max, it was for Cano.”

    Wha happened to Cano?

  147. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    “Trade Joba for Price?”

    Gee whiz.

  148. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I’m so conflicted I dont know how to root. For the first time I can remember I dont feel good about the Yankees winning. The Yanks season is mostly over. The last thing I want to see is anything benefit the Red Sux.

  149. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Quiz answer…YA Tittle.

  150. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Gee whiz.

    lol I was joking. But if Price can live up to the scouting report he would be pretty comparable to big Justin.

  151. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Not a good play, Mr. Cano.

  152. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    or, rather…non-play.

  153. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Cano has got to start using his brain out there. He just doesn’t think all the time. The fans are starting to get on him for these bonehead plays.

  154. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    We can probably get Price for Kennedy and Melky. Throw in Betemit if they play hardball.

  155. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    The day after Milwakkee gets bumped from the PO’s I get CC on the phone this team has need an Ace for the past 5 years.

  156. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Drive 4-5

    Funny you should say that. My husband and I had a conversation this morning about how the Yankees not being in contention has really screwed everything up! I mean, it’s a lot easier to just root for the Yankees and be done with it. Instead, you have to figure out who you want to beat whom and why. A big thing was, until the Yankees fell out of it, I felt I could be magnanimous and root for Joe Torre and his Dodgers. But, now, doing so means having to hear all the negative stuff about the Yanks. Yuck.

  157. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    “We can probably get Price for Kennedy and Melky. Throw in Betemit if they play hardball.”

    I’m expecting to see you headlining at the Laugh Factory any day now.

  158. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    “We can probably get Price for Kennedy and Melky. Throw in Betemit if they play hardball.”

    lol. If they get really tough I’d dangle Kei Igawa.

  159. Aardvark September 14th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    My point was that a lot of not-great but above-average players make it into the Hall on the strength of career numbers without ever having a spectacular season. Should he make it, Mussina would fall into that category, which would make Luis Tiant’s omission all that much more of a travesty.
    And no, I don’t really think Johnny Damon is a hall of famer, though he’s been very good.

  160. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Laura, Cano would have made the play if Giambi doesn’t deflect it. The mistake was not getting to the ball after the deflection and a smart player like Floyd took advantage of it. Don’t know if he lost sight of the ball or not, but, still can’t walk after the ball. It wasn’t good.

  161. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Nick in SF
    September 14th, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    We can probably get Price for Kennedy and Melky. Throw in Betemit if they play hardball.

    OMG ARE YOU KIDDING!1! LOOK AT KENNEDY’S AAA NUMBERS HOW COULD YOU GIVE HIM UP FOR AN UNPROVEN GUY LIKE PRICE!!!1!11

    And I agree Al, Jeter and the GM of the Yankees need to be calling CC up as soon as it is legal to do so to start the $ale$ pitch.

  162. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I’m rooting for the following team in the playoffs this year: Who ever beats the Sux, that was an easy pick for me.

  163. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Doreen,

    I agree. Who needs to hear the negavity that comes from LA or Boston winning?

    I seldom agree with Joel Sherman, but I think today’s column pretty much hits the nail on the head.
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/09.....128939.htm

  164. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    We can probably get Price for Kennedy and Melky. Throw in Betemit if they play hardball.

    LOL

    Hank should have you on his advisory committee Nick. :P

  165. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    “And I agree Al, Jeter and the GM of the Yankees need to be calling CC up as soon as it is legal to do so to start the $ale$ pitch.”

    I agree Rob, the Yanks should be the first team to “plant a seed” in CC’s head and let him know that NY wants him and is willing to pay up.

  166. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Why can’t our speedy guys (Gardner) do something like that? All I see him do is pop out.

  167. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    “I seldom agree with Joel Sherman, but I think today’s column pretty much hits the nail on the head.”

    Sherman had me listening until he called Jesus Montero “Miguel Montero” can this guy at least look up the guys name before mentioning him?

  168. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    “The mistake was not getting to the ball after the deflection and a smart player like Floyd took advantage of it. Don’t know if he lost sight of the ball or not, but, still can’t walk after the ball. It wasn’t good.”

    That’s what I was talking about. He needed to use his head and run after the ball instead of watching it dribble into the outfield.

  169. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Tiant doesn’t belong in the HOF, but, neither does Catfish Hunter, Dizzy Dean (who made it in on the strength of two seasons and a technicality – getting into one game 10 years after he retired, as a stunt). If Blyleven, Kaat and John aren’t in, then, no way do those guys get in.

  170. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!)

    I hear you, but it’s nitpicking.If Jesus Montero turns into another over hyped prospect who’ll care what he called him? The basic points of his arguments are pretty much right on.

  171. mel September 14th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Al,

    If Milwaukee even makes it to the playoffs. Philly and Houston are only 3 & 3.5 GB respectively.

  172. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Melky was bad, but Gardner is on a whole new level of suckyness.

  173. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Phil Hughes was on the table for Santana. The Twins passed. The Yankees did not want to continue to be jerked around, so they pulled their offer. This scenario is conveniently forgotten when people say the Yankees should have traded Hughes for Santana. They actually tried to. But saying that the Yankees made Hughes untouchable allows writers to cast the Yankees as stupid and short-sighted.

  174. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    NYY can’t even talk to the FA until 15 days after the end of the WS, and even longer until they start talking money.

  175. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Yeah Sherman lost me when he said Matsuzaka, Haren, and Erik Bedard were “battle tested #1′s” All good pitchers, but nobody i’d sell my soul for.

  176. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Other than that, I do agree that when you ignore the sub-structure it eventually will come back to haunt you, which was the other part of what Joel had to say.

  177. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    “Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!)

    I hear you, but it’s nitpicking.If Jesus Montero turns into another over hyped prospect who’ll care what he called him? The basic points of his arguments are pretty much right on.”

    I’ve always been a little Sherman critical sorry. Montero has raw tools and could become something. I still am not very upset about not getting Johan because his numbers and velocity are down a fair deal 1 year into that deal and in the NL. I honestly think CC is the bulldog Ace starter we need, now lets see if we can get him.

  178. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    William T. Sherman knew more about baseball than Joel sherman ever will.

  179. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Well how great is this season. Cano hurt now.

  180. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Gardner is on a whole new level of suckyness.

    If that brettisgod person was around, this statement would have set him/her off

    :P

  181. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    The Twins certainly didn’t make it easy on anyone. They made the negotiations so long and drawn out that the 2 biggest entities involved with that trade (The Yanks and Sawx) were forced to leave the table and they had to settle for Minayas scraps.

  182. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Yeah, I prefer CC at this stage in both careers over Santana. I just like the kind of heat and passion you get out of Sabbathia and Johan seems to already have deteriorating skills.

  183. sunny615 September 14th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    why are children so difficult sometimes?!?!? Sorry off topic venting.

  184. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Jeter needs take one swing and then bunt for the tying hit. I don’t think he can catch up to Price the first time seeing him.

  185. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    You know, I am certain that the NY media, and the national sports media for that matter, are absolutedly salivating at the prospect of writing the Yankee post-mortems. I’m sure writing about their success had gotten pretty monotonous and how can you really criticize a team that’s winning? But now, every petty thing is going to be written. Bank on it.

  186. Aardvark September 14th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Dizzy Dean belongs. Catfish doesn’t, and neither do Kaat or John, whose claims are based only on longevity. Though maybe John belongs because the surgery named after him is a household word now. I’d say yes to Blyleven. Tiant had TWO seasons with an ERA under two. He was a dominant pitcher for a stretch of about five years. Plus about as colorful a character as there was, which should count for something.

  187. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    “Yeah, I prefer CC at this stage in both careers over Santana. I just like the kind of heat and passion you get out of Sabbathia and Johan seems to already have deteriorating skills.”

    I agree. Heres another nugget to chew on:

    Johan 2007 with MIN- 235 K’s in 219 IP
    Johan 2008 with NYM- 179 K’s in 210 IP

    That is what I like to call a concerning drop-off.

  188. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    …and Jeter TIED with Gehrig.

  189. Wooo September 14th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    he hit price

  190. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    a triple away from the cycle. wow!!!!

  191. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, Jeter with the flair for the dramatic!

    Congratulations to him. Lou Gehrig would be proud.

  192. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Holy Crap Jetes!

  193. Girardi, time to say bye bye. September 14th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I feel blessed I got to watch Derek Jeter.

  194. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Or, maybe he just hits against the traffic. He suckered Price into that one, I guess. Congratulation, Derek Jeter.

  195. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    if anyone realize, Jeter is only a triple away from the cycle.

  196. mel September 14th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Wow. You can’t script it better than that.

    What a moment.

    Welcome to the bigs, David Price. Don’t feel bad, he’s a big-time player.

  197. Mike September 14th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Jeter certainly does set an example for everyone…he hasn’t shown a single sign of quit.

  198. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Congrats Captain!

  199. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Jeter really has earned his place on the list of all time Yankee greats.

    We are lucky to be able to watch him.

  200. mel September 14th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Kay with the boo-boo.

  201. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Yeah Al that’s what i’m talking about. I wouldnt have traded the guys needed and given him another 137 million dollars when his velocity is down hurting the effectiveness of his changeup and his lack of use of the slider. He just isnt the guy he was 2-3 years ago. Sabbathia is coming into his own NOW and we have a chance to lure him over here. Sign me up for that with him as 1 and Joba as 5 ….. sounds like a thing of beauty to me.

  202. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Good to see Jorge in the dugout.

  203. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I love that Jeter left no mystery to this!

    Yeah, Derek!

  204. minnesota yankee fan September 14th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Derke! Awesome! Very cool moment. Nice that Jorge was there too.

  205. minnesota yankee fan September 14th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I mean Derek. Geesh

  206. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Pete,

    Giambi deserves a contract, even a 2-year contract, from somebody. Just not the Yankees.

  207. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Dean had 3 great seasons, but, he still doen’t belong, ecept as an announcer. Longevity accounts for almost all the numbers in the HOF, including Carl Yastrzmski, Harmon Killebrew, Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, Phil Neikro, Jim Bunning and on and on.

  208. EricNS September 14th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Hank will sign Pavano and Giambi again – just kidding!1

  209. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    “Yeah Al that’s what i’m talking about. I wouldnt have traded the guys needed and given him another 137 million dollars when his velocity is down hurting the effectiveness of his changeup and his lack of use of the slider. He just isnt the guy he was 2-3 years ago. Sabbathia is coming into his own NOW and we have a chance to lure him over here. Sign me up for that with him as 1 and Joba as 5 ….. sounds like a thing of beauty to me.”

    Definitely sounds nice in a few years we can realistically have CC and Joba 1-2 with Wanger as the 3. Talk about 2 bulldogs at the front-end.

  210. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    For a mega-Red-Sox hater like myself, I just can’t enjoy this.

  211. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    OT-I don’t think the Packers are gonna be missing Favre. Good job Rodgers today

  212. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Cliff Flody would be a perfect compliment to the Yankee team. Possibly as a first baseman. He hits the ball hard all the time…like a left handed version of sheffield of four years ago.

  213. debbie September 14th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    derek… too little too late!

  214. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    have to admit that Gene Michael’s greatest acquistation was Jeter, Posada, River, and Pettitte. correct me if im wrong, can’t believe Bob Watson almost traded Jeter after Michael left.

  215. ERâ„¢ (The Final Seasonâ„¢) September 14th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Jon Jester just won his 15th game of the season.

  216. Aardvark September 14th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Yastrzemski played for a long time, but his stretch run in 1967 made him a Hall-of-Famer. Bunning pitched a no-hitter in each league. Killebrew is in the top five in homers per plate appearances. Long careers are nice, but signature seasons and short-term achievements (Roger Maris 1961?) ought to count more than they do.

  217. EricNS September 14th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Well – a visit from the trainer for the Rajah of Rehab – you can’t make this up

  218. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    wow, this year it took 5 games for him to get injuried.

  219. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I’d prefer Cliff Floyd over Cliff Flody, though. Floyd is the better player.

  220. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    PAVANO IS HURT!!!!??? I love how irony works in life.

  221. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    If Pavano goes down… wow, it’s going to be really tough to make the playoffs now. Please be well, Carl.

  222. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    injury……

  223. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    What was the over under for 5 games ?

  224. mel September 14th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    WTH?!? Even I don’t want Carl’s Yankee career to end like this.

  225. sw September 14th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Crowd booing Pavano’s injury.

  226. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    …Wow.

  227. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    He’s hurt? Is this a joke?

  228. mel September 14th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Nothing from Pete?

  229. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Rasner better not be back in the rotation.

  230. YankeeJosh September 14th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Wow, Pavano really is fragile. It’s unbelieveable how he always gets hurt. I can’t believe this actually surprised me.

  231. Dominik September 14th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Irony is when the opposite of what is expected occurs. Pavano getting hurt hardly falls into that classification. If anything, anyone describing this situation as ironic is ironic in its own right, if not just incorrect.

  232. minnesota yankee fan September 14th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I second that… Wow

  233. Sean September 14th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    “Giambi will get a 2 year deal from somebody”

    Wow! Really going out on a limb there!

  234. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    He was trying to lobby to stay in. Looked like he was saying “I’m alright i’m alright.” But didn’t fight much harder than that.

  235. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    what a horrible ending

  236. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Um Edwar? We need outs

  237. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Ramirez needs to learn another pitch or he needs to be traded.

  238. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Maybe they’ll call up Shelley to pitch? :-P

  239. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Maybe Carl Pavano should consider a career change. I’m not being facetious. Something about pitching does not agree with his body.

  240. jimmy September 14th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    unbelievable…. you can’t make this stuff up. pavano is a disgrace.

  241. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    What’s wrong with Cano?

  242. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I went to check my E-mail and Pavano is hurt, oh this guy is too much and some people in here were actually talking extension!

  243. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    watch, pavano will sign on another team next year and win the Cy young

  244. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    His lips may have been saying “I’m alright” but his eyes were saying “I got another boo boo”.

  245. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Maybe they’ll call up Shelley to pitch?

    Seriously, I would love to see that.
    I would be laughing my butt off

    :P

  246. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Dominik
    September 14th, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    Irony is when the opposite of what is expected occurs. Pavano getting hurt hardly falls into that classification. If anything, anyone describing this situation as ironic is ironic in its own right, if not just incorrect.

    Guess i’m just a dreamer but I expected Pavano to play out the next three weeks in an attempt to earn himself a contract. I think that a lot of people actually expected that. What that would mean is his inability to do so would be ironic. Maybe it was ill advised to believe that he wouldn’t get hurt again, but there it is.

  247. jimmy September 14th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    i want to hear Moose weigh in on this.

  248. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    His lips may have been saying “I’m alright” but his eyes were saying “I got another boo boo”.

    Nick come on man :lol:

  249. Mickey's Ghost September 14th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Hats off to the Captain. He never gives up!

  250. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    This is scary

  251. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Yeah, I’m sure this is Pavano’s plan. He was pitching a pretty decent game, he wants the win and he wants to stay healthy. He’s not the first Yankee pitcher to get hurt throwing a pitch that didn’t involve the arm.

  252. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    im not sure if i trust marte

  253. Al from BK( Lets go JETS!!!) September 14th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    “watch, pavano will sign on another team next year and win the Cy young”

    Sure he will. If this injury is anything more than a cramp I think hes headed the way of Billy Wagner. Seriously who would ever sign this guy?

  254. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    that ball 3 call was atrocious

  255. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    We got ripped off big time in that Pittsburgh deal.

  256. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    walking in a run..

  257. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Jose Tabata = the Next Manny Ramirez!!!! Without the power.

  258. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE September 14th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I hope A-Rod is paying attention to how Jeter went out this weekend and assaulted Gehrig’s Yankee Stadium hit record and didn’t wet himself when faced with it.

  259. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    THOSE ARE ALL STRIKES ffs

  260. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Marte getting squeezed. wow.

  261. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Strikes man

  262. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Oh boy. Tababa would never walk in a run, that’s for sure.

  263. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    gardner with a beautiful catch, great job

  264. NJ in Tampa September 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you Brett!

  265. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Jose Tabata = the Next Manny Ramirez!!!! Without the power.

    When his power developes your not going to sasy that.

  266. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Gardner saved the lead…

  267. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Jose Tabata = the Next Manny Ramirez!!!! Without the power.

    When his power developes your not going to say that. *

  268. MikeEff September 14th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    little G saved the game…

  269. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Give Gardner’s legs two RBIs.

  270. Terry #1 September 14th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Gardner just saved two runs and possibly the game.

    I like Damon and Abreu, but their defense costs alot of runs over the course of the season.

  271. RalphieD September 14th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    “Jose Tabata = the Next Manny Ramirez!!!! Without the power.

    When his power developes your not going to sasy that.”

    brandon knows all :P

  272. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Brandon is your last name Tabata? Are you his cousin or something? He is a very good prospect, yes. He has a huge attitude problem and he has motivational problems as evidenced by his reporting to camp overweight if im not mistaken. His power was pretty non-existent and everyone said it was because of his injuries (which have been relatively plentiful including but not limited to that hamate surgery. Now he has been healthy all year and played about 100 games and has 8 homers. Eight.

  273. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    So would Gardner’s bat, Terry.

  274. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Gardner just saved two runs and possibly the game.

    I hope his bat speed comes along. It has to we need defense in our OF in the future but we also need a consistant hitter w/ his speed.

  275. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE September 14th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    As an ardent Yankee fan/Boston hater the Yankees need to lose this game. It’s all about hurting Boston right now. I’m still pissed they won the second game yesterday.

  276. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Rob NY you should more than anything power is the last thing that comes through for a hitter especially one at 19 or 20 yrs. of age and playing in a ballpark where RH isn’t common for what we got it wasn’t enough.

  277. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Okay, that was funny.

  278. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Sorry watching the Giants game and typing at the same time.

  279. mel September 14th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    2 bag error on the infield? Ah. Gardy would’ve been at third. :)

  280. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Brandon, I’m glad you’re watching the Giants game, I was worried you were watching old Tabata footage.

    Wow, incredible play in St. Louis.

  281. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Hey brandon I know you can agree with me that was a BS touchdown for Torri Holt.

  282. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Kenny Philips had that ball :(

  283. mel September 14th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I’m very impressed with David Price. Hopefully we’ll find a way to do well against him because he’ll be their #1 or #2 very soon.

  284. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Price is very good but he’s going to have his peaks and valleys, I’m still pissed w/ that TD ! :x back to Price good arm angle, hides the ball but the curveball is hittable, the fastball is Marte-like.

  285. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    If they don’t handle Price with kids gloves how about Kazmir, Garza, Price in a 5 game series? Ouch.

  286. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Anyone watching Vikings/Colts? Vikings looking real good on defense.

  287. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Believe it or not the Giants have put Ahmad Bradshaw on the field, he was in the jail house…I mean bench last week, but if you like him like I do flick your t.v. right now because we may not see him for another 4 weeks.

  288. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    There’s something about Bradshaw, he’s real slippery. Or maybe its that 12 yard run and fighting for more.

  289. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Hixon !

  290. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    BRADSHAW IS OUT OF JAIL BABY !

  291. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    That was taunting? Really?
    Anywho TD Giants!

  292. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Nice YAC for Bradshaw there!

    Come on Jeter!

  293. MoBoy(aka McLovin) September 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Too bad Jeter can hit the way he’s been hitting when our season is down the drain and when he is breaking records.

    If only he can hit like that in a whole year.But thats asking too much from a $18 million player.

  294. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Oh well, I guess it’s good to be reminded that this is 2008.

  295. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    c’mon Jetes. wanna see a triple

  296. Rob NY September 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    lol I was called for many a taunting penalty in college. The officials don’t seem to like it when you scream at the opposing team about how bad they are as your wide receiver is making his way into the end zone.

  297. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Paulie hasn’t been watching this year! :lol:

  298. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    or you could hit into a DP..
    :|

  299. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Did Paulie just say that we don’t see Jeter hit into too many DPs? He clearly hasn’t been watching all of the Yankee games this season.

  300. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    “You don’t see Jeter hit into two many double plays…”

    Thanks for coming out to the ballpark, Paulie!

  301. NJ in Tampa September 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Too bad Jeter can hit the way he’s been hitting when our season is down the drain and when he is breaking records.

    If only he can hit like that in a whole year.But thats asking too much from a $18 million player.

    Yea, damn him for being injured but still playing. Damn him for having a higher average with RISP than our #4 27.5 million dollar player.

  302. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Bradshaw reminds me of a combo Eddie George or Emmitt (Yes the one you guys are saying no not him)

  303. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    TOO many, I meant. Sometimes he does hit into two.

  304. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    When the heck did Indy tie things up with the Vikings?

  305. Youk September 14th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE
    September 14th, 2008 at 3:21 pm
    “As an ardent Yankee fan/Boston hater the Yankees need to lose this game. It’s all about hurting Boston right now. I’m still pissed they won the second game yesterday.”

    Get over it Arod choker. Sox beating Halladay right now 3-1. I hope that makes your day!

  306. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Tuck TD!!! Geeeeeeee-Men!

  307. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    OMFG ! did you guys see what TUCK just did ! 8O

  308. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Is Bruney having surgery on his foot after the season ends?

  309. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Tuck is a BEAST!

  310. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Justin Tuck is crazy.

    I wish he was a Jet :-P

  311. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    If Girardi is just now penalizing Cano for his mistakes, he’s a dollar short and a day long.

  312. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    day long = day late

  313. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Robbie….

  314. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    It’s all been the second half for Indy. They’ve probably seen more than enough of the NFC North.

  315. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Ho.

    Lee.

    She.

    It.

  316. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    damn Ross is down :(

  317. bigjf September 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    “I hope people appreciate what Jeter has done and continues to do.” I’m sure they do…

    “The Rajah of Rehab is back!” And hopefully this means he will be out of a job next year, or at least he’ll be forced to travel on minor league buses!

    I think David Price should definitely be on the playoff roster. He looks ready to make a big contribution.

  318. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Man, if Gardner could hit, he’d be perfect for CF.

  319. RalphieD September 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    what a glove by gardy

  320. mel September 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Damn, Gardy. What a play. If we’re going to carry a dead bat, I vote for him.

    Jesus what a play.

  321. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Man, if Gardner could hit, he’d be perfect for CF.

    Even if he did he can’t patrol CF over this guy

  322. thunderfangabe September 14th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    we saw gardner make a lot of plays like that in center when he was here in trenton!

  323. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    No doubt about Gardner’s speed and his ability to shag flies in the gaps, but, they’ve got to fix his swing and approach at the plate. He needs to bunt for a hit at least once a game and then run wild on the bases. If he doesn’t, he’s nothing more than Bubba Crosby.

  324. RalphieD September 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    i know gardner hasnt shown much with the bat but i hope he shows up in ST and really battles…if the yanks dont go out and get a cf maybe just maybe gardner can fight for that spot and make the team and maybe just maybe become something..dont hate me i just like to dream

  325. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I cant wait to see the post game interview with Pavano. Maybe he’ll reiterate his comments he made to Tyler Kempler last week that this injury is a lot like the others… a the fault of the Yankee’s medical staff.

    Today is a fitting ending to a real bum’s Yankee tenure.

  326. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    “If he doesn’t, he’s nothing more than Bubba Crosby.”

    I think he’s faster than Bubba was.

  327. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    The Jail house break for Bradshaw this kid is amazing !

  328. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    LOL! Bradshaw baby!

  329. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Thunder, I haven’t seen much of Gardner since he left Tampa but, when did he change his approach to hitting. It’s almost like he’s afraid to swing the bat.

  330. bigjf September 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    There won’t be a postgame interview with Pavano, I imagine he’ll run and hide somewhere…they’ll say he’s getting treated or an MRI or a PET scan or something.

    G-Men are dominating!

  331. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE September 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    You guys who pick on Jeter are retarded. Seriously go get help. Vlad and Magglio have more GIDP’s than Jeter and their teams are leading their divisions. What killed us was A-Rod picking August to hit into 11 of his 16 GIDP’s. Having your #4 hitter hit into 11 in the most important month of the season was allot worse than any Jeter hit into. And A-Rod makes more than Jeter NJ in Tampa.

  332. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    LOL! Bradshaw baby!

    He’s played about 6 mins. in the whole game and has made the Rams D his prison *buddy*

  333. mel September 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I think Dan Wheeler will be the pitcher that comes down with the mysterious ailment, allowing Price to be on the post-season roster.

  334. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Yes, Laura, I realize that. I’m referring to what he’s going to end up being, and, that’s a fourth outfielder and running the NY to scranton shuttle. Right now, Justin Christian is a lot better ball player and has more value.

  335. MikeEff September 14th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    magglio’s team is leading his division? are suggesting that the tigers are leading their division? leading at biggest bust in AL?

  336. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    mel -

    The only question is when they announce it! :)

  337. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    “The best part will be Joe Girardi defending him after the game. The Rajah of Rehab is back.”

    There goes Pete hating on Girardi again. Can you guys just get along? :P

  338. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Justin Christian is valuable when he can stay upright on the basepaths!

  339. Drive 4-5 September 14th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I hope the Yanks waste no more time with Brett Gardner and get serious about acquiring and developing real talent.

    I hate the Red Sox with all my heart. But Francona’s comment a couple of weeks ago about handling all the injuries was telling. He said “I like my lineup”. when asked which lineup he liked, he responded “I like any lineup I put out there. We’ve got some baseball players here.”

    It’s time the Yankees started developing “baseball players”, players that are adept at all facets of the game.

    Look at the yankees and most players are very 1 dimensional. Giambi has power but cant field,Gardner has speed but cant hit.

  340. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I’d put my money on Percivel, Mel. He’s really hurting and not pitching well at all.

  341. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    He’s played about 6 mins. in the whole game and has made the Rams D his prison *buddy*

    Agreed. :D

  342. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Colts winning a game they had no business winning.

  343. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    “What killed us was A-Rod picking August to hit into 11 of his 16 GIDP’s. ”

    No, what killed us was the ENTIRE offense being in a coma for 95% of the season. Can’t blame that on A-Rod. When he was gone, nobody stepped up. When he came back, he struggled because again, nobody was there to share the load and he tried to do it all by himself. That’s a recipe for failure and he failed.

    I get mad at people who trash Jeter as well because it is EXTREMELY clear that he was hurt after that putz Cabrera hit him. Anyone who didn’t notice that doesn’t know this team or baseball in general. That being said, that isn’t cause to slam Alex. I don’t care how much money Alex makes, there’s no I in team. It’s not his sole responsibility to win every single game.

  344. mel September 14th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    GB7,

    Ironhorse Percival? Mr. Big League talker?

    This kid could definitely close games.

  345. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Check out the X-man at 1st base and I bet the Colts, so they’d better win that game!

  346. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Colts come all the way back to win.

    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!

  347. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    COLTS WIN, GIANTS WIN, GREENBAY WINS

    FAVRE TIME :)

  348. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    “Look at the yankees and most players are very 1 dimensional. Giambi has power but cant field,Gardner has speed but cant hit.”

    Most players??? You mentioned two guys. Add Betemit to that, whose only talent is hitting from the left side and that’s a total of 3 guys. Everyone else is more than capable of doing both (hitting and defending).

  349. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Rebecca go get them Pats for us :)

  350. mel September 14th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I hope we have better options than Veras for next season. He’s good for the most part, but he needs to live dangerously. Like around the plate.

  351. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Mets BP drama for you thrill seekers.

  352. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    I didn’t even notice that Melky was out in RF.

  353. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    …Is that Melky in RF?

    Don’t worry Brandon we’ll do our best :-D

  354. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    2 more outs and we all becomes Rays/Twins fans until the end of the regular season, right?

  355. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 14th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Amen Laura, well said.

  356. Jeff Norton September 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    lol thats drama alright..

  357. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Jesus Christ that Mets BP :(

  358. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    and the Braves leading now 5-4

  359. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Mets BP blows the lead. I don’t see them getting through the post season with that bullpen.

  360. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Someone tell Kay that it’s over in Boston… but at least the Jays covered the +1.5

  361. Jeff Norton September 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    getting through? how about getting TO?

  362. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Heh Laura, I assume that question next your name is rhetorical?

  363. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Mel, Price is going to be good, but, not sure if he could get ready fast enough on back to back days to close the games under that pressure. What a pity it would be for him to get hurt trying that.

  364. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE September 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Laura, the Yankees were two games out of the Wild Card on July 26th. Despite all the problems. Then your #4 hitter hits into 11 GIDPs in August. Plus, look at all the games we scored 3 runs or less. A-Rod is the master of padding stats.

  365. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    “getting through? how about getting TO?”

    I think they hold off PHI and make it. If not, they should get the WC. MIL clearly doesn’t want it.

  366. mel September 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    oh, snap @ Shea!

  367. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Time for a save for Rivera?

  368. dave September 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Can some team actually sign pavano to a new contract? One, he has not proven he can stay healthy for more than five mins and two, I dont even think he is a good pitcher anymore. What a fraud? I want our money back!

  369. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    “Heh Laura, I assume that question next your name is rhetorical?”

    Heeheehee! :)

  370. Laura - Is Jeter padding his stats? September 14th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    “Plus, look at all the games we scored 3 runs or less.”

    Exactly. And that is a team problem, not just A-Rod.

  371. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Man, this board is slow, trying to get posts through the filters. It takes as much as 45 seconds for it to finally take.

  372. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Favre magic is UNDERWAY

  373. mel September 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Somewhere, Goose Gossage’s mustache is bristling.

  374. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Pavano deserves a contract, but it might come from the American Medical Association.

  375. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    The Mets bullpen is..um..interesting

  376. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    As I said last night, one of the huge issues is that there are so few walks. Giambi leads the team with 70. Baseball has only one player with 100 or more walks and only 6 total with over 90. That has hurt in extending innings.

  377. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Nick: LMAO!

    Mariano Rivera is my hero.

  378. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Love Ya Mo.

  379. EvoLuTioN September 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Mariano with the K

  380. debbie September 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    thanks… fruit bat!!!

  381. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I hope Jeter continues his hot hitting against the White Sox. it is possible that the great Yankee ghosts is helping the team to get to the playoffs? hmm..

  382. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Meanwhile at Flushing Feliciano is making Manuel do wind sprints.

  383. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you Mo!

  384. mel September 14th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Classic Jeter with the “Mr. 3000″ logic.

    They’ll have to reopen the stadium.

  385. randy l. September 14th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    since actual games have lost much of their luster, i have been reading about swarm theory today.

    this is about the phenomenon when individuals who have no clue what they are doing but somehow when put in the right group situation are guided by a self organizing mechanism that allows the group to do things the individuals as i said have no clue about.

    this may come in handy when thinking in the future about hank’s advisory council.

    i can also see how it might explain the dynamics of the blog.

    the above is best read with a sense of humor filter.

  386. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    We need a kicker.

  387. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE September 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    “Plus, look at all the games we scored 3 runs or less.”

    Your #4 is paid to drive in runs in clutch situations. More is wrong with our #4 and #5 hitters than is wrong with #2. Also Jeter is only six RBI’s off his 2007 pace, and he usually averages RBI’s in the 70′s. A-Rod is off 60 RBI’s from 2007, 25 from 2006 and 34 from 2005. It’s an A-Rod/Giambi problem. The middle of this lineup is aweful.

  388. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Nice to see that Jeter didn’t underplay his accomplishment. :)

  389. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I need to say this again because I’m watching the Mets BP

    THANK YOU MO !

    SERIOUSLY THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU !

  390. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    We really do need to be thankful we have Mo

    Jay Feely..man. I still have nightmares about the game vs. the Seahawks. lol

  391. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    So Livan is a one-man swarm. That makes sense.

  392. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    oy, Jets, it’s called defense…

  393. Sean September 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    “It’s an A-Rod/Giambi problem. The middle of this lineup is aweful.”

    LOL

    Trash their two best hitters – good idea.

  394. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Jets stink! How do you let the guy go all the way down the field. And Feeley? I could kick better than that!

  395. randy l. September 14th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    green beret 7-

    do you figure that maybe walks are down because pitchers aren’t as afraid to throw strikes with hitters playing natural?

    it’s also possible that pitchers themselves have less velocity but more control without peds.
    the pga tour, for example, hasn’t worried much about peds because most of them turn the user into a bad putter. in other words the finesse game goes to hell.

  396. YankeeJosh September 14th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Brandon

    I just flipped to the Mets game. Unbelieveable. When it does end for Mo someday, he will be sorely missed.

  397. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE September 14th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Giambi’s batting .249 with 90 RBIs and Abreu is batting .297 with 89 RBIs.

    Giambi is not better than Abreu this year, but you could fall in love with his 30 homeruns if you wish.

  398. Youk September 14th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Gotta love that Favre magic so far!

  399. randy l. September 14th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    “So Livan is a one-man swarm. That makes sense”

    nick in sf-

    you are a flippin genius!

    now why didn’t i see that?

    this swarm theory is already paying dividends.

  400. Sean September 14th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Giambi’s OPS is .878 compared to Abreu’s .839. Not that different, but Giambi still has the edge.

    But you can fall in love with inferior stats such as BA and RBI (lol) if you’d like.

  401. Briantrust September 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Same old Jets, that’s why I became a Giants fan! GO GIANTS!!!!

  402. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Cassel has been pretty alright so far. Not bad at all.
    Still a lot of game left to be played though

  403. zellyanks91 September 14th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Doesn’t get better than this. Yankees win. Mets lose..Giants win. Now a Jets loss would make my day. haha

    Kevin

  404. Briantrust September 14th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Oh Yeah, the Yanks magic # for getting rid of Giambi is 16.

  405. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE September 14th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Keep sounding stupid if you want Sean, this team is not going into the playoffs because of an inability to score runs. Dope.

    You can suck on A-Rod and Giambi’s balls all you want. Since they arrived, this team has not gotten it done. FACT.

  406. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    The defense is really beginning to frustrate me.

    the o-line has been great, but the degense defense didn’t bother showing up for the game.

  407. Briantrust September 14th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Tuck made a great play though.

  408. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Randy, like I said, walks are down considerably throughout baseball, and, I doubt that PEDs have anything to do with it. Why they are down this much in one year is a mystery to me. Not sure if it’s a baseball-wide change in pitching philosophy or hitting philosophy. Next year will be interesting to watch and see which way it goes, before deciding if it’s the start of a downward trend or an anomaly.

  409. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE September 14th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    And is RISP a meaningless stat? Where Jeter and Abreu are over .300 and A-Rod and Giambi are under .300 (Giambi’s under .225)

  410. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Pavano’s injury was a cramp in the hip flexor. Girardi made the decision to remove him and he’ll make his next start.

  411. Babel September 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    “Meanwhile at Flushing Feliciano is making Manuel do wind sprints.”

    Are they missing the playoffs just like the Yanks?

  412. Trevor September 14th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Stupid J E T S chant. So what you know how to spell a four letter word. Get another chant.

  413. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    “Stupid J E T S chant. So what you know how to spell a four letter word”

    Well, they probably can’t spell their QB’s name, so I think J-E-T-S will stick.

  414. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    And is RISP a meaningless stat? Where Jeter and Abreu are over .300 and A-Rod and Giambi are under .300 (Giambi’s under .225)

    Dude most of those are infield hits for Jeter. Abreu has been solid w/ RISP he’s been the most clutch Yankee (this year), Say what you want about Arod and Giambi one is in his prime and is having a crappy year. The other is at the later stage of his career w/o them the team doesn’t touch 70 wins.

  415. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Are they missing the playoffs just like the Yanks?

    They just might. The Astros are hot right now I don’t think anybody wants to play them and if Philly wins the night cap tonight the lead is down to 1.

  416. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Most of Jeter’s hits are infield hits? What do you mean by “most”?

  417. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Interersting that Girardi removed Cano on the deflection play. As Girardi and Rivera said, the intent wasn’t to embarrass him….just to make him think and stay focused. Hopefully, it get’s him started, because as reivera said, the Yanks need him to be Cano because he’s going to be around a long time.

    Cano on post game now, says that Girardi was right to pull him out.

  418. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    ***Reivera is Mariano Rivera’s butler, I believe.***

  419. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Most of Jeter’s hits are infield hits? What do you mean by “most”?

    Most of the hits. The small majority this season. They don’t have a stat for that but how many in between hops we saw for Jetes end up a hit w/ RISP, or example a bobble by the 3B yesterday, they all go down for hits anyone else does that it’s not taken lightly. In 182 AB w/ RISP Jetes has 56 RBI, 57 TB. Some how I doubt that’s normal but congrats to Jetes he is one away from alltime hits at Yankees Stadium.

  420. DFox September 14th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    GreenBeret7, I couldn’t agree more. If Kim Jones ever does an interview like she gave to Cano again, she should be fired on the spot.

    She was talking to Cano like he’s a retard, and that shouldn’t be accepted.

  421. jake September 14th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Even with Brady out the Patriots look a little better than the Jets.

  422. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Cassels looks hurt.

  423. CanIGetAMooseCall September 14th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    “She was talking to Cano like he’s a retard”

    If the shoe fits . . .

  424. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Was Cassel limping?

  425. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    DFox, that was beyond brutal, and a clear attempt to embarrass him and get Cano to take a shot at Girardi. It’s very apparent that he doesn’t really understand all of the questions the way she asks them. It’s not the media idiots that need to decide who should be embarrassed, regardless of how much they think that’s their job. She is without a doubt one of the worst one-on-one interviewers in sports.

  426. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Was Cassel limping?

    Yup. And Maroney is hurt.

  427. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Brandon, I don’t think you can prove in any way that “most” of Jeter’s hits –either with RISP or not” were “infield” hits. I’m calling hyperbole!

  428. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    CanIGetAMooseCall
    September 14th, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    “She was talking to Cano like he’s a retard”

    If the shoe fits . . .

    __________________________________________________

    Yes, and you are living proof of that.

  429. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    It’s very apparent that he doesn’t really understand all of the questions the way she asks them. It’s not the media idiots that need to decide who should be embarrassed, regardless of how much they think that’s their job. She is without a doubt one of the worst one-on-one interviewers in sports.

    GB thanks for that. It amazes me how she would think he 100 % understands all her questions any latino or spanish speaking person can see Robi is still learning english and struggles to understand it but to attempt to corner him into going against his coach is low.

    Robi was pulled after letting a grounder pass him, Girardi did it to send a message but Cano will recieve it from him not the press. I wish the press would stop trying to backhand players to get thier scoops.

  430. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    GB he was saying it sarcastically “If the shoe fits” (to Kim Jones)

  431. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Not sure if Jeter’s hand injury is still the reason or not, but, this is the first game in months that he drove the ball hard and had two extra base hits in a game. First double since August 6th leads me to believe something isn’t right.

  432. OldYanksFan September 14th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    “A-Rod is off 60 RBI’s from 2007, 25 from 2006 and 34 from 2005. It’s an A-Rod/Giambi problem.”
    ————————————————————
    Here is ARod’s and Giambi’s RBI History as a Yankee. RBI’s are listed as RBI per AB (to nutralize injuries/diofferent ABs/yr.

    0000 ARod Jason
    2002 .000 .218
    2003 .000 .200
    2004 .176 .152
    2005 .215 .209
    2006 .212 .253
    2007 .268 .154
    2008 .210 .221
    CAvg .205 .203

    So, we can see the following. Both players have more RBIs per AB THIS YEAR then their career average (although this counts Oakland, Seattle and Texas years wherethere may have been fewer opportunities.
    Giambi was massive in 2006 as was ARod in 2007.
    Over thier careers they have basically identical numbers (ARod with 2 more RBI per 1,000 ABs).”

    Career Averages for
    Manny: .226
    Pujols: .212

    Of course, this is not purely accurate because you would have to look at RBI changes as opposed to ABs. So I’m just sayin’.

    Just wanted to show that “Mr. A-ROD: REDEFINING CHOKE” probably can’t count higher then 100.

  433. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    GreenBeret7

    What took Joe so long to remove him? Should have happened in April.

  434. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I don’t think so, Brandon. He’s another that has trashed Cano all year. Cano screwed up, he knows it and Girardi dealt with it. It’s not something the media needs to get involved in. Report it, but, stupid questions like that wouldn’t have been asked by a 12 year old.

  435. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Ahhhh… my apologies GB.

  436. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    If Girardi should have benched Cano back in April, then 95% of this team should have been benched.

  437. CanIGetAMooseCall September 14th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    “Yes, and you are living proof of that.”

    You’re absolutely right, Cano is a really smart guy. That’s the ticket.

  438. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Cano is one of the players that has a tendency to take his hitting problems into the field and his fielding issues to the plate and has yet to separate the two. Some players never do. Mickey Mantle was one of those types.

  439. jake September 14th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Favre is like a professional race car driver….but he is drivng a Ford escort!

  440. Doreen September 14th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I missed Cano’s post-game interview.

    All year long, I was impressed with Cano’s willingness to take part in post-game interviews in spite of the fact that he is still learning English. He has no interpreter. To think that Kim Jones or anyone else would try to exploit another person’s weakness (in this case, the inability to discern nuances in the English language) is reprehensible.

    I have seen interviewers over the years try to get players to say what they want them to say. At least if the player is English speaking, there is a fair chance the player can negotiate the interview, but even then, they can fall into semantic traps.

    And people wonder why Matsui continues to use an interpreter!

  441. CanIGetAMooseCall September 14th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    GreenBeret7, please stop apologizing for Cano’s awful season. You shameless, pathetic homer.

  442. Bo knows September 14th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    CanIGetAMooseCall

    What is this, you’re trying to improve your vocabulary or just challenged?

  443. AROD fan September 14th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    years from now, i’ll remember AROD.

  444. bruce September 14th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    GreenBeret7 : you’re love affair with cano is amazing.

    thank god most people like the fans,coaches and writers disagree with you.you do not allow lackluster play from cano because of what the rest of the team does.how will cano ever get better if he is not diciplined? he had his best season when bowa was riding the crap out of him all year,he said so himself that he misses him.

  445. bruce September 14th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    where did everybody go?

  446. Alvaro September 15th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Batting average is meaningless … it helps to walk and have extra bases. Yes, I am a Jeter detractor and only because he gets away getting no heat but everybody loves to blame A-Rod. Jeter’s lifetime OPS which accounts walks and extra bases is .846 this year he has an OPS of .788. CLEARLY, under performing.

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