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Game 27: Rays at Yankees (updated with A-Rod rehab news)

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YANKEES (13-13)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF
Pena 3B
Molina C

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (2-0, 5.40).

Burnett vs. the Tamps Bay hitters.

RAYS (12-16)
Upton CF
Crawford LF
Longoria 3B
Pena 1B
Burrell DH
Gross RF
Bartlett SS
Iwamura 2B
Navarro C

Pitching: RHP Andy Sonnanstine (1-3, 6.75).

Sonnanstine vs. the New York hitters.

TIME/TV: 7:05, YES.

COKE ON A ROLL: Phil Coke’s last nine outings have been terrific. 7 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts.

REMEMBER HIM: Mariano Rivera hasn’t pitched since Thursday.

SLUGGERS: The Yankees have hit 39 home runs. Only Texas (48) has more.

VALUE THE BALL: The Yankees are 2-10 when they make an error, 11-3 when they don’t. The Yankees have made five errors in the last two games.

MELKY STAYS HOT: Melky Cabrera has a nine-game hitting streak. He is at 14 of 35 in that streak with two doubles and three RBI. He has hit in 14 straight as a starter.

ROBBIE NEEDS A KNOCK: Robinson Cano is hitless in his last 12 at-bats. His batting average has dropped from .378 to .336.

SWISH IS SAFE: Nick Swisher has played in 25 games and reached base via hit, walk or HBP in 24 of them. He has a .427 OBP and a 1.090 OPS.

OFF THE MARK: Mark Melancon has thrown 66 pitches in the majors, only half of them for strikes. His line: 3.1 2 2 2 5 2.

Back with much more later on.

UPDATE, 5:01 p.m.: A-Rod was 1 for 5 with a walk as the DH and slid into second with no issues. He’s scheduled to play again in Florida tomorrow. Still sounds like a Friday return.

UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: Here is what is sickening about the new Yankee Stadium. The gates open three hours before the game so fans can watch BP. As I write this, here is how many people are in the premium seats watching BP from the front row and getting a good look at the players:

Three.

That’s right, three. Meanwhile, there are people six deep along the foul line in right field and left field hoping to get a ball, get an autograph, whatever. But because of the caste system in place here, they’ll never get closer.

The Rays were all talking about how strange and quiet it seems. I don’t know what the Yankees can do because of the concrete moat they built around those seats. It’s not like they can let regular people just walk down.

It’s ridiculous. It really is. What were they thinking?

UPDATE, 6:02 p.m.: The game within a game today will be Jose Molina and Burnett against Carl Crawford.

Crawford leads the majors with 19 steals, the most after 28 games since Deion Sanders had 19 after 28 games with the Reds in 1997.

Crawford also has stolen at least one base in eight straight games, making him one of six players since 1954 to accomplish that. He has 13 steals in the last eight games and has been successful in 21 straight attempts dating back to last season.

The Rays have swiped 42, the most in the majors. Molina has caught 2 of 9 runners this season. He’s usually much better than that. What transpires tonight will be interesting to watch.

UPDATE, 6:07 p.m.: Joe Girardi met with the media in the dugout before the game today. I was in the back and couldn’t quite hear everything that was going on. But it wasn’t a game of patty-cake.

One of the question was why Brett Tomko isn’t here. He has pitched 13 innings in Scranton and not allowed a earned run. His line: 13 8 0 0 4 15. Girardi didn’t really have an answer other than to say they’re considering everything.

People also are questioning why players like Veras, Ramirez and Albaladejo are still here and not working out their issues in Scranton.

Joe was going with his standard “I have faith in my players” answer. But when your team has the second-worst ERA in baseball (thanks, Cleveland), that faith would seem misplaced.

Girardi also was playing coy with A-Rod’s return, refusing to give many details other than to say they’ll see how he feels. At this point, he has had 39 plate appearances in six games in Florida.

From talking to others, the general perception is that A-Rod will be back on Friday.

It was kind of funny at one point. Girardi was asked about his weak bench and his response was that the roster “would change in a couple of days.” By that, of course, he means when Alex is back. Then he caught himself. “I’m just throwing around random numbers,” he said.

I don’t think much of this is Girardi’s fault, unless you believe his personality isn’t a good fit. You can’t pin the bullpen on him or the injuries. But the manager takes the heat.

UPDATE, 6:26 p.m.: Here’s what A-Rod told reporters in Florida:

“The slide was good. No problems. I feel good,” he said.

UPDATE, 7:08 p.m.: Look at the “crowd” behind the plate for first pitch. What an embarrassment.

UPDATE, 7:11 p.m.: That’s one way to keep Crawford from stealing bases. Strike him out.

By the the way, there are thousands and thousands of empty seats here. I have no idea if there is bad traffic or something else keeping the crowd away. But there are huge gaps of empty seats throughout the Stadium.

UPDATE, 7:42 p.m.: Cano is 0 for his last 13. … Meanwhile somebody just e-mailed to tell me the empty seats were because of the recession. Thanks, Paul Krugman. But there are more empty seats tonight than I’ve seen in the previous 11 home games.

UPDATE, 8:17 p.m.: Looks like A.J. wants to be the first Yankees to strike out a dozen since Jova Chamberlain yesterday. He has fanned seven through four innings.

1-0 Rays as the Yankees have grounded into seven outs against Sonnanstine.

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Runners on first and second, nobody out, Burnett has thrown 104 pitches and nobody is warming up.

Nobody.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: 2-0 Rays. More good fundamental ball from Tampa Bay.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: 110 pitches and it’s 3-0 with the top of the order up. Now there’s some people moving around in the bullpen. That’s good.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: The Bleacher Creatures are chanting “Boston sucks.” That makes sense. The Yankees are 0-5 against Boston and playing Tampa Bay.

UPDATE, 9:23 p.m.: Crawford has stolen a base in nine straight games. The longest streak in the majors since Cory Patterson had nine straight in 2006. The record is 12 by Bert Campaneris in 1969.

UPDATE, 9:42 p.m.: Thats it for Sonnanstine. Rays 3-0 but the Yankees have runners on second and third with one out. Jeter coming up to face Dan Wheeler.

UPDATE, 9:52 p.m.: Bases loaded, two puts, 3-0, Tex up, rain is falling. It’s like a movie.

UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: The monster arises! Three-run double by Tex with a broken bat as it pours. We’re all tied at 3-3.

UPDATE, 9:58 p.m.: Now we have a rain delay.

If you’re in the Stadium, do not leave unless you hear an announcement.

UPDATE, 10:07 p.m.: The tarp is coming off.

UPDATE, 10:16 p.m.: Next pitch at 10:25 p.m.

UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.: Mariano Rivera was dusted off for the ninth. First action since last Thursday.

UPDATE, 10:54 p.m.: Mo has whiffed 16 without a walk this season. … Close play with Pena. Now it’s up to Molina to try and end it. He’ll face Balfour. Tampa is already on its fifth reliever.

UPDATE, 10:58 p.m.: Extra innings. The Yankees are 1 for 6 with RISP today and 4 for 25 in the last four games.

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1,813 Responses to “Game 27: Rays at Yankees (updated with A-Rod rehab news)”

  1. yankeesjtj May 6th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Here’s hoping we can turn it around tonight

  2. William Buckner May 6th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I’d love to know why Melancon believes his control is failing him. I’ve seen him pitch many times at AAA and his control was always great.

  3. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Melancon will turn it around. May be nerves as much as anything.

    Canó could do with a knock. he looks like he’s pressing.

    Some were speculating last night that Mo might be hurt. I think you have to consider that he hasn’t really had a chance to come into a game since last Thursday.

  4. Jeter's Edge (remove the dang net!) May 6th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    10 game winning streak starts tonight!

  5. James May 6th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Wally Matthews -

    Posada injury completes Yankees slide to mediocrity

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....364.column

  6. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Are people really calling for Girardi to be fired?

    How moronic is that?

    Do they realize it’s May 6?

    Did he hurt A-Rod, Jorge, Nady, Bruney, and Wang?

    Did he construct the bullpen?

    Did he neglect to sign a suitable backup catcher when Jorge is 37 years old and coming off major surgery?

    What a joke some of these “fans” are.

  7. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Burnett better be lights out today.

  8. C May 6th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    WE LOSE!

  9. carl May 6th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    A-Rod went 1-5 today and slid into 2nd.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....guez.0190/

  10. R+ May 6th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    So A-Rod is like 5 for 35 in his rehab?

    And the training staff thinks he is ready?

  11. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    “I’d love to know why Melancon believes his control is failing him. I’ve seen him pitch many times at AAA and his control was always great.”

    No reason, like I said before, he’s not ready yet people didn’t understand that what they did was rush him.

  12. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    There is a reason why Mark was suppose to log more innings in AAA but again people pushed him and all that does is delay him and his progress, here’s hoping they don’t attempt the same crap w/ Austin Jackson that name should carry a Do Not Open till Sept. 15th sign.

  13. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    R+ If you’re waiting for A-Rod to go 5-6 with home runs, you won’t see him till September.

  14. Nick May 6th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    “No reason, like I said before, he’s not ready yet people didn’t understand that what they did was rush him.”

    Exactly. He pitched 10 innings this year in AAA. They were desperate and now have to deal with his growing pains.

  15. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Melancon? You learn by failing not be succeeding.

    If I was Girardi, I put him out there tonight if the need arises.

    The Yankees bullpen have 2 arms that are reliable: Coke and Rivera.

    Three guys who are awful: Veras, Ramirez, and Albie.

    Three guys we don’t know about: Aceves, Melancon, and Robertson.

    JMO but, why keep going to the guys we know are awful?

    Spend a week and use the 3 we don’t know about and let’s see what they are about.

    Let’s face it, the bullpen is terrible. So, try something else.

    Take the Awful 3, and use them in low leverage situations while taking the Unknown 3 and put them in high leverage situations to see if they can handle it.

    Its the only way we are going to know if these guys are up to snuff.

  16. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Brandon: Well said.

    BTW, I don’t know if you’re aware but Tabata’s out 4-6 wks with hamstring injury

    And I nearly called it ‘manstring’.

    That would have been interesting.

  17. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I agree about Melancon. Let him learn on the job even if it means taking a few lumps along the way. At least there’s upside with him.

    We already know that Veras and Edwar are totally unreliable and pretty much useless.

    I still can’t figure out why both of them are still around, especially Veras. How many chances does he get before they realize he’s junk?

  18. Patrick May 6th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Melancon had nothing left to prove in AAA. He has to pitch in the majors to get better at this point. It is very rare that a pitcher comes up from AAA and dominates.

  19. Harris May 6th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    They need to bring up Tomko and John Rodriquez

  20. bobmac May 6th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Pete,did you and your boy Arod ever hang out at Lace or Stilletto’s together?

  21. E-gawa May 6th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Girardi is handling the pen the same way he did last season when some of you were praising him.

  22. Andrew May 6th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I think Robertson has earned a shot to pitch in more meaningful innings. He inherited Melancon’s mess last night and did a good job limiting the damage (albeit his walk to Bailey was really terrible). I think him, Coke, Aceves and Melancon should be at the top of the set-up pekking order right now. I also still think Veras deserves opportunities based solely on his stuff, but am completely done with Edwar and Albaladejo.

  23. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I’d hate to see them waste a single ML inning on Tomko. Guys, if you’ve ever watched him pitch, he is beyond awful. I don’t care what he is doing at AAA, he can not get ML hitters out. He is brutally awful.

    Let the guys with potential get the innings and see what they can do. I know it’s a foreign idea around here, but sometimes you just have to be patient and let guys learn how to get the job done.

    Tomko has had more than his fair share of chances and has failed everytime.

  24. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Rebecca I didn’t notice your new SN :)

    Yeh unfortunately it’s growing pains now. And the one thing GI Joe can’t do is shy away from using Melancon, he’s up here he needs to finish the yr. up here for his own mindset.

    Tabata got hurt again ? still 21 but I still say we traded too cheap on him. X and Marte have made this deal..can we say garbage ? it really is an awful deal.

  25. Billy May 6th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    “Melancon had nothing left to prove in AAA. He has to pitch in the majors to get better at this point. It is very rare that a pitcher comes up from AAA and dominates.”

    I agree that they had to bring up Melancon and have to send him right back out. However, Melancon was up briefly at the end of last year and early this year. SWB played some of the IL bottom feeders early on so he wasn’t tested as much. I would argue that he could have plenty to prove at AAA but this bullpen need him here throwing strikes.

  26. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’m still a huge Melancon guy.
    Unfortunately, because our bullpen is so bad, he’s forced to come in in pressure situations, as a rookie. That is tough.
    I have little doubt he’ll get it together, but I’ve seen his stuff and it is NASTY. Nobody that talented will struggle forever.
    By the way, Coke is still one of my guys.

  27. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I can take a wild guess why the seats are empty behind homeplate, who wants to pay 1 grand to watch a .500 ballclub?

  28. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    >10 game winning streak starts tonight!

    Immediately followed by a 10-game skid. :(

  29. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Tmvp, Coke is basically doing a hand stand w/ the BP.

  30. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Wow, the bridge jumpers are here.
    If our pitching staff gets it together and we get A-Rod we’ll do fine.

  31. KO May 6th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    you know what is really a joke… people giving a manager who is 102-86 since he took over the Yankees a total free pass…. I mean seriously does Girardi even have any strengths as a manager…. hes not good with the bullpen, his lineups are often redundant, he doesnt call for plays enough (hit and runs, etc) and CLEARLY he is not a master motivator. Sure Girardi hasnt had the best luck since he took over, injuries being the biggest culprit there, but still the bottom line is that his team has underperformed drastically since he took over. Often times lately, other clubs with less talent will beat us simply because they are better focused and prepared, and also hungrier. These are areas that point to coaching and areas that are we are severely lacking in. Im not trying to deny we have some scrubs on the roster right now. But my problem is that this coaching staff is not getting the most out of these players, not even close. And its starting to become a trend.

  32. BX 44 May 6th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    “I can take a wild guess why the seats are empty behind homeplate, who wants to pay 1 grand to watch a .500 ballclub?”

    Correct. In this economy, spending money to watch a mediocre team is not a high priority.

  33. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 6th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    UPDATE, 4:03 p.m.: Let the meetings begin. The coaches had a big meeting at 3 p.m. and now they’re meeting with the players.

    The last refuge for a desperate team is a meeting. But it can’t hurt.

    ============================

    Meetings already? Whatever works.
    I still vote for voodoo priest

  34. Billy May 6th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Over next month of so, they really need to move some of the starters on the farm into the pen. It worked for Coke last year and maybe guys like Kontos, Hacker, Horne, or Garcia (if he’s healthy) could thrive in that role.

  35. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Brandon,

    Its not a bad deal when the “prize” of the deal is hitting .240 in AA, is still overweight, and is hurt again.

    Tabata has fallen off the map as a prospect.

    No scout I know who has seen him in the spring and before he was hurt was impressed with him.

    Al,

    80% of the seats are sold behind homeplate.

    When the team started out 21-29 in 2005, and was in worse shape than this one, the stands were packed every night.

    It has nothing to do with the record. It has to do with a lot of other market conditions.

    Namely, corporations who purchased the tickets, banks that took TARP money specifically, don’t want to have their people seen having a good time.

    Its a problem and they have to figure out a way to address it because it doesn’t make the Yankees look good to have all those empty seats behind home plate.

  36. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Brandon “We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner” “I LOVE ME SOME ME !”-You think we can make Coke the long man, seventh, and setup man?

  37. Tom Tresh 15 May 6th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    SJ44
    May 6th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I think the Yankees, and their fans by extension, need to re-adjust their short term goals.

    The goal should be to be within 5 games of a playoff spot by the 4th of July.

    By that time, if all the rehabs go as planned, Arod, Posada, Nady, Wang, Bruney and Marte should be back and healthy.

    A trade market will be better formed to fix the broken parts of the team.

    If they get everybody back by the 4th of July, and they are within 5 games of a playoff spot, they will then have the horses to make a run.

    Right now, its treading water time. Its all they can do.

    Gotta just grind and find ways to win games right now and stay close until they get some of these wounded warriors back.
    ——————————————————————————————
    SJ, I know there are some imposters out there but I am getting confused. This is not exactly what I am reading on some of your other posts.I don’t know maybe I am reading some of them wrong. Which is the real you?

    And please dont take offense at my question

  38. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    >I can take a wild guess why the seats are empty behind homeplate,
    >who wants to pay 1 grand to watch a .500 ballclub?

    Also fixed into the price of those tickets is the opportunity to display your disgust on local television by stomping on every step as you leave the game early.

  39. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    KO is the early frontrunner for dumbest post of the day.

    The team isn’t prepared or hungry enough. Yep, that’s what’s wrong.

  40. Someone Else May 6th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    “Tabata got hurt again ? still 21 but I still say we traded too cheap on him. X and Marte have made this deal..can we say garbage ? it really is an awful deal.”

    I’m glad to see your hindsight is 20/20.

  41. Ryan May 6th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    is it just me or do we need another hitter off the bench, we need someone who can pinch hit for the c, in the later innings because it is like having a pitcher up with that spot
    call up either shelly duncan who is tearing up AAA or juan miranda. if they call up duncan they should wait when arod gets back that way duncan can take berroa’s spot on the 40man when he is DFA

  42. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Bob,

    As far as Tomko is concerned, here is the way I look at it….

    One of their problems in the bullpen is they have too many younger arms in it. They can’t abuse those guys.

    Tomko is a veteran guy you can abuse (use a lot if he is effective) a bit.

    Plus, its not a season long deal.

    If the guy can help them in the next 3-4 weeks, why not?

    Career journeymen like Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon have come here and helped the team. Why not Tomko?

    Put it another way, its a helluva lot better than watching Veras, Ramirez and Albie stink it up every night.

    Its a no lose deal for the Yankees. If he stinks, you release him. If he can help for a month or so (or until Bruney and Marte get back) I don’t see how that’s a bad thing.

  43. rconn23 May 6th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Melancon was not rushed. What more did he have to accomplish at Scranton?

    His velocity was there, his control was impeccable in the minors. He challenged hitters and his makeup is supposedly off the charts. He was also extremely efficient.

    Any young pitcher is going to be nervous coming up to the bigs. That’s understandable. But that wasn’t exactly a high leverage situation he was thrown into last night. I found it a little unsettling that he struggled so mightily to throw strikes.

    He’s a two pitch pitcher. Curve and fastball. He’s got to locate get them both to have any chance at being successful.

    Again, young pitchers, especially starters, are going to struggle with control from time to time.

    Given that Melancon is a reliever and his location had been so pinpoint in the minors, I find it a bit more concerning.

  44. Andrew May 6th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I would say “last refuage” and “desperate” are a little melodramatic considering what stage of the season we’re in. Not trying to undermine the fact that this is clearly being done for a reason (i.e., to stop losing and looking like the team belongs in the International League), but it’s not exactly like the season is reaching critical mass right at this moment.

  45. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Before the season started, people said they had to tread water while A-Rod was out. Now they’re treading water, at 500 and probably going up, and you’re all giving up on them? Or, if not giving up, losing faith?

  46. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Andrew-Agreed 100%.

  47. Tex's friend (Best starting 5 in the majors) May 6th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Tabata got hurt again ? still 21 but I still say we traded too cheap on him. X and Marte have made this deal..can we say garbage ? it really is an awful deal.

    ___

    No way you know Nady would be hurt.

    I have still seen nothing with Tabata that indicates he is a future star, and now he is hurt again. And Karstens and Ohlendorf were never going to pitch full time in ny.

  48. Jeff NJ May 6th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Melancon will be fine. Girardi has mis-managed him ala Torre two years ago with Edwar. I agree with SJ44, get him and Robertson in high pressure situations, but please not bases loaded in the 6th type of situations, let them start innings and work their way up the ladder.

  49. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Anything on game threads after the game begins is not me.

    I don’t post during the games anymore because I can’t deal with the psychos and the imposters.

  50. Tom May 6th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    What are meetings going to accomplish?

    Take out the Red Sox, and we are 5 games over .500.

    We just can’t beat the Red Sox. They are better than us in every facet.

    We have no problem beating everyone else. Outside of Baltimore, we have won or split the series with every other team except Boston. We’re playing fine against the rest of the league, just not against Boston. Playing a good team like that really exposes our flaws that we can get away with against lesser teams.

  51. Patrick May 6th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    “I’ve been to two games so far and each time there were quite a few empty seats where I am, up in the Terrace section. Also, the Field seats behind the Legends seats haven’t seemed very full, either. ”

    I was at one game this year and it was pretty full. Like 70-100% full in most sections except the Legends seats. From what Pete has said, other games have been like that as well.

    I want nothing to do with Tomko. He is a bad pitcher and shouldn’t be on our team. There is no need for 2 long relievers.

  52. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    7th and SU no more than that. I don’t want to wear out Cokey’s arm.

  53. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Shelley should pinch hit. He’s no good as a starter, but we need a pinch hitter with POWER. Or maybe Miranda, who I’ve heard is a big prospect.

  54. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    SJ4, I jsut have zero faith in Tomko. I’ve seen enough of him to be fairly certain of his awfulness. lol

    Sure, if they want to bring someone up to eat innings in a blow out and save some wear and tear on the other guys, I guess that would have some use for the team.

    Just would hope that they never pitch him in a game where they still have hopes of winning it.

  55. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Tom-O come on. Better than us in every facet? That’s just not true.
    The Red Sox always beat us in the first half, people panic, and then we start beating them. You act like we’ve been dominated, and this is all with Tex asleep, ARod out, and our starting five performing below expectations.
    We are primed for a great second half run.

  56. Billy May 6th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I don’t know how anyone can say Melancon was not rushed at SWB. I think he will be fine but come on. A few innings last year with SWB and then 10 this year? I’m sure the plan was to have him there a heck of a lot longer. Not syaing he shouldn’t have been called up but he was rushed.

  57. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Brandon “We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner” “I LOVE ME SOME ME !”-I hope you realize I was joking.

  58. raymagnetic May 6th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The bullpen is going to look awful when the starting staff is awful.

    They’re pitching way too many innings. Want the BP to look better? How about the starters pitching 7 innings every night for a change? In the last week only 1 pitcher has pitched into the seventh.

    Until the starters get their acts together don’t expect the relievers to get their’s together.

    Can’t have the worst starters ERA and expect a lights out BP. The two work in concert usually.

  59. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    raymagnetic-That is a great point I haven’t considered. And we know our starters are far too talented and sucessful not to improve.

  60. Aaron May 6th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=4145564

  61. Billy May 6th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    “call up either shelly duncan who is tearing up AAA or juan miranda.”

    John Rodriguez and Todd Linden can actually play a decent OF and Linden can play center. That’s a lot more flexiblity and they also are hitting with SWB.

  62. Tex's friend (Best starting 5 in the majors) May 6th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I agree we will come back, but it is definitely frustrating, even considering despite our injuries, they are without sterortiz hitting, beckett era over 7, no dice-k, youk was out, no ss. i mean they are banged up too. no excuses for the domination, but it is in the past and we can start fresh with tampa, then go make examples out of baltimore and toronto.

  63. Tom May 6th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Teix – It takes more than just look at the box score to understand.

  64. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Tomko has been closing in Scranton and has pitched very well.

    Its not about giving him a 3 year contract. Its about trying a guy who has pitched well and see if he can help fill a hole, even if its temporary, on the team.

    That’s all it is.

    He may be “awful” or, he may be a helluva lot better than the other guys right now.

    Either way, I don’t see the downside of trying him.

    Its not like he is replacing Mariano.

    He would be replacing guys who have ERA’s over 7 and are averaging almost 10 walks per 9 innings of work.

    The bar isn’t exactly being set high for somebody to come in here and do well. Being at least functional is at least a start.

  65. Maxx May 6th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    About time these players start earning their paychecks

    We are paying these players a lot of money to perform and it is simply unacceptable how they are playing.

    They better step it up and better step it up now.

  66. Joe Monte May 6th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Just for the hell of it, my ideal starting lineup for 2010:

    Jeter LF
    Cano 2B
    Teixeira 1B
    ARod 3B
    Posada C
    Swisher DH
    Cabrera RF
    Jackson CF
    Pena SS (Orlando Cabrera / good glove)

    Rotate in Cabrera to spell Jackson, Jeter & Swisher in the OF and Posada will probably give you 80 games behind the plate next year.

  67. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Tom-I watched. We had chances to win four of five.
    Later in the season, when everything is cohesive, we win those games. We’ve done it before.
    By the way aaron, love the link to Venditte. He looks like he’ll be a great player for us in a few years.

  68. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    This blog is on fire today. Way too much to even try to catch up. One stat Pete posted stands out:

    “Nine of his 12 strikeouts were on called third strikes, the most in one game since September 2, 2001, when Mike Mussina recorded nine called strikeouts in his near-perfect game against the Red Sox.”

    Joba isn’t getting enough swing-and-misses. :(

  69. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Haven’t we already seen the Shelley Duncan story guys?

    Now that ML pitchers figured him out it’s nothing but Ks for him.

    He was a great story for those couple of weeks 2 years ago, but that’s all it was ever going to be for him.

  70. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    SJ44-I see your point, but Aceves pitched well. What’s wrong with him as long man?

  71. gayle May 6th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    With Tomko shouldn’t we at least see what he has if anything before we lose him in June??

    Please he cannot be any worse at this point that Veras, Alby and Ramirez.

    Can you imagine if we dont see what he has lose him in June and he does well for someone else fans would have the Yankees head on this. The guy pitched well in ST and in MO was the single worse mistake in the cuts out of SPring and when I was at the Girardi breakfast he said it was the most difficult send down of the Spring as well.

  72. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Am I the only one concerned about Arod when he returns? I’m lookin forward to having him back in the lineup for sure, but with all the pressure the guy is gonna be under to perform he may end up slumping for a while first.. Him and Tex might look like little leaguers out there.

    I hope I’m wrong of course, I’m just sayin I dont think he’s gonna come back and turn us around like everyone else seems to think..

  73. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Bob(The Original)-PINCH HITTER not starter.
    Nick in SF-Who cares about swing and misses? He’s still striking them out.

  74. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Shame Spencer-I’m not concerned. Even if he starts slow, when ARod is hot he is ON FIRE.

  75. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Maxx,

    How much are you paying toward the payroll this year?

    Mike Francesa callers belong on his show and not on this blog.

  76. PaulyDaGoat May 6th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Tomko has been bad in the past, but has he ever been tried as a one inning type out of the bullpen?

    I’m with SJ44. Lets give him a bullpen shot. We have nothing to lose.

  77. Billy May 6th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I don’t think we can turn away any pitcher for a bullpen audition that is showing they are throwing strikes.

    Tomko was hot in ST and has been lights out for SWB.

  78. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    The Yankees could pay whatever they want, I’m not paying.
    They’re losing money, not me.
    Anyway, the new guys are going to do fine.

  79. E-gawa May 6th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Who cares about strikeouts when you’re losing ball games?

  80. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    E-gawa: It shows that Joba, hopefully, will be effective later in the year.
    We need our pitchers to get on a roll.

  81. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Joe Monte: Jeter’s not going to left field, especially not before his contract is up.

    Anyway, if you are going to move him, why put him in a spot that requires more range and not less?

  82. Dave May 6th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Yea pete, i said in my last post what a joke fracessa and basically his entire show has become. The guy pretends to still be a yankee fan but it is abundantly clear that there is nothing he likes about this team outside of jeter, posada and mo. You cant root for a team and hate everybody that composes so its time for mike to either stop bashing every single thing the yankees do or stop pretending like he is a fan of this team.

    Its every single day with this guy talking about how much he hates this or that – just give it a rest francessa. They certainly should boot him off YES if they can figure out how to fill the air time because he is nailing the coffin closed in may for some reason. He has become worse than chris russo – at least he never pretended like he liked the yanks. I think Mike’s love for the yanks ended when they let go of Mike’s idol and favorite yankee of all time bernie williams but its time to let that go already.

  83. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Where’d the Jeter stuff come from?
    So far (I may be wrong, but I don’t think so) Jeter is playiing a very passable defensive shortstop.

  84. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Dave-W/o Mad Dog he is just an arrogant blowhard who says what he wants with no voice of opposition.

  85. Billy May 6th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I would argue against pigeon holing Aceves into the “long man.” Yes he has been a starter but in a one or two inning stint he can throw strikes and his velocity will jump a bit too.

    Still need a long man? Steven Jackson still deserves a shot here guys. He can go multiple innings and be a long man. He’s making a spot start for SWB tomorrow.

  86. Dave May 6th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I will say right now that MARK MELANCON will be one of the best relievers/setup man and the yanks will have one of the best bullpen in baseball on September first of this year. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST. I also think that if the injuries stop coming in at 7 per month, this team can easily finish with 95 wins minimum. They will go on a run at some point soon and probably never really look back – the offense is great and the rotation is nasty and nothing about april has changed those facts.

  87. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Why do people even listen to Mike Francessa? Or any sports/call in type shows? All they are is cesspools of stupidity.

    Just think about it. You want to sit and listen to people who have nothing better to do than sit on hold for hours so they can get on the air for 15 seconds to say some moronic thing?

    I don’t get why anyone wastes their time with that garbage.

  88. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Bob(The Original)
    May 6th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Are people really calling for Girardi to be fired?

    Ah Bob, some of us never wanted Joe G to start with. He is not currently capable of managing the Yankees. It was a huge mistake by the Yankees hiring him. Now we have to watch this play out while still rooting for the team to win in spite of him. Last year was pathetic, as he had his 2 guys as Coaches that were living with him as his only source of input and trust. Joe G is a control freak who is scared of his own shadow. His ego is bigger than ARods IMO, and Posada is a threat to him. Joe T was a lousy Manager to start as well, but with the Braves & Mets. He became a great Manager with the Yankees.

    George would have fired Joe G last year and especially after an 0-5 start against the RSox! Of course the real George probably would have fired Joe T a couple of years earlier and brought in Pinella.

  89. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Billy-But we need a long man, he’s been a starter and barring the HR he was an effective long man. Why not use him? And anyway, how do we know his velocity will improve?

  90. Dave May 6th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    How can aceves be our long man when he is one of four relievers that actually throws strikes right now. We can use him as a long man but he needs to fill the role of a seventh inning guy as well. Long man should be failed starters who arent all that great for an inning or two either so they pitch just to eat up innings.We cant use one of our better arms just for that right now.

  91. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Dave-Absolutely.
    By the way, I’m a Joe G guy and have continually said and will reiterate that I think Joe G will be our manager on opening day next year. I’m calling it.

  92. G. Love May 6th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    At this point I’m all for giving Tomko a try and I was dead against it.

    The pen is horrible and they need to shuffle the deck until they find a winning hand. Bring him up.

    I also think the bench needs to be addressed. With Cervelli up here, you have the opportunity to pinch hit for Molina in key situations and you need a better hitter than Gardner/Berroa to do that.

    Then let Cervelli catch the later innings.

    Too often the game situation finds the catcher or the 3b in a key moment where we need a professional hitter. Girardi needs real options and I think he has some at AAA in terms of bench hitters.

    The 40 man roster problem really is a problem. I saw that Brayan Pena, a backup catcher who apparently can hit, went unclaimed and was sent back to AAA for KC. I remember a few people mentioning him in here (Brandon, I think).

    That should have been an instant claim for Cashman since at worst he’s better than Cervelli and a switch hitter.

    They have to fix this and I think some of these arms need to go.

    Veras is tough to get rid of because of his stuff. Cashman knows he’s going to be good somewhere else. I just think he has to come to terms with the fact that it’s most likely not going to be here.

  93. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I don’t know if many of you are even aware of the Barca-Chelsea match on espn2 right now, but…

    WOW!!!!

  94. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Dave-He doesn’t have one inning type stuff. At least that’s how it seems to me.

  95. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Cervelli will be worse than Molina. He has worse offense AND worse defense.
    We need to get a catcher.

  96. Billy May 6th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I should have said his velocity MIGHT jump. I agree that a guy is needed that can go multiple innings but that also could could be Jackson. I would give Aceves a shot in a one-inning stint and look at Jackson as a possiblity for a pen spot. He was good in ST and has been solid for SWB.

  97. vin May 6th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    “I don’t know if many of you are even aware of the Barca-Chelsea match on espn2 right now, but…

    WOW!!!!”

    Who’s pitching?

  98. Dave May 6th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Bob – there are decent shows out there. It doesnt matter what the callers say nearly as much as how intelligent the host(s) are. Michael kay’s show and steve summer’s show are enjoyable to listen to even though they have some dumb calls because they arent morons who harp on the same things. There are some other ones that are alright and a few that are terrible but all it depends on the host.

  99. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    OK RayVT, name me a manager who would be doing a better job with his his two best hitters out of the lineup, the worst hitting catcher in the last 25 years playing ful time, no CFer, no one besides Mo in the bullpen who is reliable, no decent bats on the bench, etc.

    I’ll wait for your answer. And don’t just give me a name. Spell out for me how they would be getting more out what Girardi has to work with right now than he is.

  100. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Nick: Thanks for telling me!

  101. E-gawa May 6th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    “E-gawa: It shows that Joba, hopefully, will be effective later in the year.
    We need our pitchers to get on a roll.”

    I don’t see how throwing 83 pitches in 4 innings shows that.

    He threw 88 pitches in 7 innings with his previous start, with 6 K’s. That was more impressive than last night.. And it was a WIN.. So it can be appreciated.

  102. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Yanks need to come out early and score some runs tonight.

  103. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I love Boomer and Carton. Carton has no idea what he’s talking about, but its impossible to take him seriously and he’s highly entertaining.

  104. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    E-gawa: You’re missing the point. The point is that he’s proved he can have dynamite stuff and still start. Granted the first inning was bad, which is why he lost, but the point is that w/o the first (which of course counts but is probably more the aberration than the norm) Joba has proven he doesn’t need to set up to be dominant. And after the first he was dominant.

  105. no.27 May 6th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Anyway, if you are going to move him, why put him in a spot that requires more range and not less?

    The range needed at SS is completely different than the range needed at LF. There’s no comparison. Jeter has always been great at tracking fly balls and has a great arm. There would definitely be some misplays early on, but I think he’d be able to be at least a league average left fielder towards the end of his first season.

    He’s not going to be Torii Hunter, but he won’t be Vlad Guerrero either.

  106. Yankee Trader May 6th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “SJ44-I see your point, but Aceves pitched well. What’s wrong with him as long man?”

    I’m not sold on Aceves who gave up 7 walks in his 4+innings.

    As was discussed yesterday, on a catcher replacement for Posada, looking over the 2nd stringers on other teams, there are very few hitting better than Jose Molina. You don’t want Chad Moeller, Corky Miller, Ramon Castro. Forget about Saltalamacchia, because his backup, Teagarden is barely hitting his weight.

  107. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Al from BK: so you’re holding off on calling the loss ’til gametime?

  108. stingray May 6th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    what’s the rays lineup

  109. Dave May 6th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    teixeiramvp

    I guess he doesnt have one-inning type stuff because he has been groomed as a starter throughout the minors but his stuff is too good for him to be coming in during games in which we need a long man which usually mean blowouts. He is currently our fourth best arm out of the pen and maybe even our third best – he needs to pitch in close games and in late innings because we have NO ONE else to do that right now. When bruney and marte and others start coming around, he can be the long man but for now, he is too valuable to be considered the long man.

  110. Mark21 May 6th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    As Egawa said, 83 pitches to get 14 outs is not impressive.

    Because we had to get 3.1 innings from our awful pen. He need to stop trying to K everyone and learn how to be efficient.

  111. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Dave, that stuff just gives me a headache. If I’m in the car I’d rather listen to music. Although some of the baseball shows they have on XM can be pretty good. I actually really used to like the one Charlie Steiner had, The Beat. Nice low key, casual, informative show. No screaming and yelling about inane garbage like so many shows do.

  112. Grey 44 May 6th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Is Joba warming up enough in the pen? Why is he coming out so flat?

  113. Yankee Trader May 6th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Don’t see Jeter moving anytime soon to the outfield, and about his arm, those sidearm throws of his often force Tex to dig them out of the dirt.

  114. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Bob(The Original)-I’m a Girardi guy, but I’ve gotten to see Somerset Patriots games several times over the past few years and I was amazed they didn’t at least consider their manager Sparky Lyle. Sparky was an excellent pitcher for awhile with the Yanks and with Somerset he has one a league high four championships, including his last one where in the deciding game he scored 2 runs in the eighth to tie the game then capped it off with a 9th inning championship winning walk off HR. I’d have loved to see him manage the Yanks.

  115. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Bob(The Original)

    Ah how about Francona!

  116. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Mark21-I agree that is not the point.
    The outing proved that he doesn’t need to set up to dominate. The first was bd and lost us the game, and Joba deserves to be grilled for that. But after that, he dominated. Why am I going out on a limb to call that a good sign?

  117. AZTravos May 6th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Joba needs to stop trying to pace himself. He needs to just go out there and throw. Attack. Use his best stuff early.

    Nothing to gain from throwing 90 MPH meatballs in the 1st inning.

  118. Dave May 6th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Yankeetrader,

    When did he give up 7 walks in 4 innings? Not this year in the majors.

  119. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Barca was a minute or two from elimination until scoring the winning goal 3 minutes into injury time. Now they advance to the finals vs. Manchester United and Chelsea goes nowhere.

    Thank goodness, now I have a side to root for in the finals. Man U vs. Chelsea would’ve been like the Iran-Iraq war.

  120. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    one in my post on Sparky is won.

  121. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Joba needs to learn how to minimize damage in the 1st inning. Like most power pitchers he gets better as he throws more pitches and as he finds the zone/gets command of all his pitches. As you might have noticed Joba from the 2nd inning on looked like an ace as opposed to the 1st. Definitely something Eiland and Joba need to cover together. I also disagree with Girardi taking Joba out when he was on a ridiculous roll.

  122. Dave May 6th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Bob,

    Thats understandable – they give me headaches too sometimes but so do the yankees and I keep watching/listening to both.

  123. The Other Phil May 6th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    It’s pretty obvious that there are

  124. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Joba needs to… continue developing as a starter. That’s all.

  125. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Al from BK-Yeah, I get why Girardi did it, but I would have left him in.
    By the way, anybody else see Joba yell a word that begins with F and ends in k when Pedroia got a seeing eye single? Funny.

  126. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    “Al from BK: so you’re holding off on calling the loss ‘til gametime?”

    It all depends on Burnett. If he looks like the Burnett who had a no-no going into the 7th then we’ll be fine. If AJ pitches like he did last time then not so much.

  127. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    ” What more did he have to accomplish at Scranton?”

    my pet peeve phrase.

    the fact is most of the players from scranton are incomplete players and have to learn on the job at the mlb level. almost all the young players could use as much time there as they can get.

  128. right center gap in NY May 6th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    CONSISTENCY!
    That is the name of the game.
    This applies to Joba last night and Hughes the night before.
    This applies to the bullpen. Coke has been great of late, but who else has down there in the pen?

  129. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Here’s a Brett Tomko breakdown on starting vs relieving.

    I Split

    W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H
    as Starter 88 91 .492 4.62 260 260 0 12 1 0 1563.2 1650
    7 8 .467 4.47 108 0 29 0 0 2 177.1 183 109 88
    R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    869 803 205 493 41 1032 32 2 6747 1.370 5.9 2.09
    109 88 34 66 10 130 4 1 776 1.404 6.6 1.97

    Look under Pitcher’s Role

    http://www.baseball-reference......r&t=p

  130. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Joba easily K’s the next batter if Girardi leaves him in he was on that much of a roll. I honestly haven’t seen a young pitcher deal like that since Johan in 03-04.

  131. The Other Phil May 6th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Grr… need an edit button on here…

    Anyway…

    It’s pretty obvious that there are people here that only care about wins/losses, not about player development, not about the long term goals/success of the team.

    That Joba had a bad 1st is not the question. The point that many are making (over and over) is that he adjusted and not only pitched better, but dominated the opposition. He kept the Yankees in the game. Someone (I forget who) said that the Yanks shouldn’t have to score 5 to win. Guess what, some nights, yes they do. Sometimes they have to score 10. And considering they had ample opportunities to plate 5, if not more, I think it is an incredibly good sign that Joba shook off the bad 1st and took control of the game. Pitch count vs. outs will come down, but that’s also what you get with a power/strike out pitcher. As he begins to get better with his slider for strike, the pitches/batter will come down.
    One or two hits in the right spot and the conversation would be a lot different.

  132. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Hey guys, great article from River Ave Blues:
    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-368873
    Sorry there’s no hyperlink, you’ll have to copy and paste. I thnk it’s a great idea.

  133. Coach6423 May 6th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Shelley Duncan = Pedro Cerano

  134. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    The Other Phil-Well, thanks.

  135. E-gawa May 6th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    “E-gawa: You’re missing the point. The point is that he’s proved he can have dynamite stuff and still start. Granted the first inning was bad, which is why he lost, but the point is that w/o the first (which of course counts but is probably more the aberration than the norm) Joba has proven he doesn’t need to set up to be dominant. And after the first he was dominant.”

    I wasn’t counting the first inning.. with the first inning, he threw 108 pitches. I was talking about his “dominant” part.. It took 83 pitches to get 14 outs. That’s not good at all. He barely qualified for the game.

  136. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Oh, there is a hyperlink.

  137. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Bob(The Original)

    And Joe T last year with the Dodgers! He lost SS, 3B, SP1, CL (2 of them), Setup, and others as well.

    Joe G has more excuse than anything. There is a reason the Marlins said good riddance. Yanks didn’t do their due dilligence in naming him the Manager.

    I could also name Pinella. Madden with Tampa. and several others. Perhaps you should look at what Joe G has done and ask why some of this crap is happening to begin with. It was easy to say Joe T blew out Proctor & Sturtze’s arms but the same folks don’t say Joe G blew out Bruney & Marte. Not to mention Veras. Up until April 22nd, Veras had really 1 bad outing. Then Joe G, who is so stubborn it is ridiculous, used Veras twice in 4 days for 3 innings or more. I can’t tell you how many times Veeras was up in the bullpen as well but didn’t come into the game. but those 2 games where Veras became a defacto long man screwed his performances up since. So down goes Veras, Bruney & Marte.

  138. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    randy, I rib you from time to time, but I have to say that you’ve been on a serious roll lately and I agree with a lot of what you’ve said. After some early shaky outings, I think I can safely say that you have nothing left to learn on LoHud. :)

  139. Rich May 6th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Adam Schein is going to go crazy about Joba pumping his fist in a start where he gave up 4 runs

  140. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    jeter= DOne

  141. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    E-gawa: That’s just not fair. He had 12 strikeouts. He retired his last eight batters by strikeout and didn’t allow any more runs. That is dominance, and if he wasn’t on a pitch count he would have gone seven, and if he weren’t on apitch count and he had a decent first he could have completed the game. His balls to strikes ratio must have been fantastic, I’ll have to look it up.

  142. The Other Phil May 6th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Teix: stop it, your head is starting to bleed from hitting it against the wall… :)

  143. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    RayVT-He won less games than the Yanks in a weak division, and probably wouldn’t have won w/o an infusion of Manny.
    I understand your point but be fair here.

  144. no.27 May 6th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    “As Egawa said, 83 pitches to get 14 outs is not impressive.

    Because we had to get 3.1 innings from our awful pen. He need to stop trying to K everyone and learn how to be efficient.”

    The Red Sox were taking pitches. He can’t make them swing. The guy had like 8 backwards K’s. He’s also 23 years old, and will get better at going deeper into games as he gets more experience.

    Some of you idiots need to realize that it’s his first full season starting in the majors.

  145. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks Teix for RAB link.

    I’m always torn as I walk across the street in the shadow of Gate 2.

  146. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Al from BK: so you’re saying that the performance of tonight’s starting pitcher will have an impact on when you give up on the game? Interesting stuff. I have to think about that. ;)

  147. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    The Other Phil-Acually, you’ve hit the nail right on the head.
    Some of these comments drive me crazy.

  148. KWAN May 6th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Joba threw 108 pitches, 65 strikes

  149. DocBooch May 6th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    They are not going to make a 40 man roster move to bring up Tomko or Rodriguez unless they have to 60 day dl somebody or make a trade.

    I can’t believe people want to bring in career journeymen as the savior of the bullpen and bench…..please.

  150. Patrick May 6th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Nick please tell a burger king joke asap

  151. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    That being said, I love discussing this stuff.

  152. Bad Scooter May 6th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    If the Yanks get 40,000 a game at the new stadium they’ll be making a ton of cash. I think they’re getting more than that, paid at least. With those ticket prices, food and concessions and all that at the new place, they’ll be jsut fine. I’m sure they’re raking in more cash this year than last year when they sold out every game.

  153. Bob(The Original) May 6th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    RayVT, how would Francona, Piniella, Madden have overcome the losses of A-Rod, Wang, Nady, and Posada? Not to mention the lack of a legit CFer. Or the fact there is no bench and no positional depth in the minors?

    And talk to me about Torre when the Dodgers are in a divsion that is even 25% as competitive as the AL East.

  154. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Did 1050 ESPN fire Gordan Damer? Haven’t heard from him in awhile. Seem like that station is getting rid of all the Yankee fan host.

  155. Justin C May 6th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    another question you have to ask …. why is phil cokes velocity so low?

    95-97 to 88-92

  156. Eric May 6th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    The Red Sox strategy was smart– make Joba throw strikes and get him out of the game. You got your 4 runs, now the strategy is to work his pitch count, even if it meant taking all the called strike 3s, to get him out of the game and get to the crappy bullpen to pad the lead.

    Joba was dealing after that 1st inning, so they decided to just wait him out. That’s what all teams will do against us. Our bullpen = automatic runs. Other teams know this.

  157. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Justin C-If he’s doing well, who cares?

  158. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Can’t get a decent post through.

    I’m not the imposter!

  159. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Joba Chamberlain is a headhunter! Part of the game? Perhaps. Hope he gets equal treatment when he steps into the batter’s box during interleague play

  160. Francis May 6th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Trevor – I think he left on his own. He works for YES now. He hosts This week in Football and does some other things

  161. Justin C May 6th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    yea exactly since hes doing well lets not worry about it lol

    that is a pretty serious difference…

  162. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Eric-Then the solution (putting getting a better bullpen aside) is to have Joa pitch a better first inning.
    If our starters go deeper, our bullpen pitch less innings and will improve.

  163. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Yeah imagine that. Some of us would want to try another guy, career journeyman or not, to replace the career journeymen currently stinking up the bullpen.

    Let’s not try anything and think these guys will just find it.

    That’s a proactive way of solving the problem.

    I guess you guys forget people like Aaron Small and Shaun Chacon.

    Sometimes, you need to try things to see if they work.

    What if they called him up and he pitched well for a month?

    For some of you statheads yes, it won’t change his Baseball Reference bio.

    But, he would help THIS team. Isn’t that the goal?

    Or, do some of you believe you know for a fact he can’t do anything here?

    Just like you knew this would be the worst bullpen in the league and Mark Teixeira would be hitting under .200 on May 6, right?

    Its a no lose situation for the Yankees. Unless of course they don’t want to fix their bullpen.

    If that’s the case, keep the status quo. Its worked so well thus far.

  164. The Other Phil May 6th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Yaz: Is it too hard to request that you actually add to the conversation? Thanks.

  165. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    we are doomed.

    Joba throws a gem after the 1st and people are finding ways to still criticize him.

    If you can’t be excited about what Joba did last night, you need to find a new hobby.

  166. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    SJ44-Below 200 maybe not, but I assumed he’d struggle.

  167. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    yanks are avg. 47,000 per night.

    yankee meeting, paraphrasing to pitchers. guys throw strikes if you don’t you will be gone.. enuf said……

    why would you be scared to throw strikes? to aj, cc, joba, melancon, veras, who all have power arms and throw minimum 94 mph…..

  168. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    You think it was the Red Sox strategy to strike out 12 of their last 16 AB’s with Joba, 8 of them looking?

    That’s pretty funny.

    That wasn’t a strategy. He dominated them.

    Geez, do some of you even know anything about baseball?

  169. RC 16 May 6th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I want Mahlanson in the game today

    Don’t make him sit around thinking about this outing

    Give him a chance to redeem himself and get out there immediately. Winning or losing, let him pitch tonight.

  170. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    This board needs a collective quoning.

  171. A.B.K May 6th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez slid for the first time since hip surgery, going 1-for-5 with a walk in a New York Yankees extended spring training game.
    The three-time AL MVP says he doesn’t know whether he’ll rejoin the Yankees on Friday in Baltimore.
    He singled up the middle as a designated hitter Wednesday, and in the third inning he walked and slid into second on an infield grounder.
    “The slide was good. No problems. I feel good,” the third baseman said.
    Rodriguez had hip surgery March 9 and has been on the disabled list since the start of the season.
    © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  172. The Other Phil May 6th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    SJ44: See comment to Teix re: bleeding head…

  173. E-gawa May 6th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “E-gawa: That’s just not fair. He had 12 strikeouts. He retired his last eight batters by strikeout and didn’t allow any more runs. That is dominance, and if he wasn’t on a pitch count he would have gone seven, and if he weren’t on apitch count and he had a decent first he could have completed the game. His balls to strikes ratio must have been fantastic, I’ll have to look it up.”

    You’re overrating the strikeout. It’s an out. It counts the same as a flyball out or a Groundball out. On top of that it took him an average of near 6 pitches to reach 1 K.. so had he not been on a pitch count.. he wouldn’t have gone much farther.. he was at 108 and averaging 20+ an inning.. 7th inning would have been near 150 pitches.. that doesn’t happen in todays game.

  174. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    It’s pretty funny how Francesa makes a big deal out of Joba’s fist pumps and showing emotion on the mound when he’s said repeatedly that Joba’s not suited for the rotation because the Yanks have “de-clawed him.”

    Hell, he’s asked Girardi several times about it and argued that he doesn’t have the same “presence” on the mound when he was pitching out of the pen.

  175. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Pavano Pitching at Fenway Tonight

    The Redsox will pretend Pavano is still pitching for the Yankees … Thus the score will be …

    Redsox 34

    Indians 2

  176. tampayank May 6th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I’m sick of the praising Torre talk, Scranton could compete in the NL West

  177. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung)
    May 6th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    RayVT-He won less games than the Yanks in a weak division, and probably wouldn’t have won w/o an infusion of Manny.
    I understand your point but be fair here.

    Sure I understand! But guess what Torre did the same thing with the Yankees with a lot less talent than Girardi had last year. Small, Chacon, S Duncan, S Spencer, etc. I am sure you remember when you had to have a computer to find out who some of these guys were. Girardi is wrong now for the NYY. I said this consistently since he was hired. Fervently since Jan. I also said if the Yanks don’t replace him by AS break they won’t make the playoffs. I also said Boston would end up in 4th place at the end of the year, behind TB, NYY & Toronto. BTW, maybe Cito Gaston should be added to that list of Managers who lost everything and has their team in a position to win. If it smells like crap, looks like crap and acts like crap, then it is probably crap. Maybe some teambuilding exercises can help! LOL!

    Yanks lose & Joe G sulks alone in his office. Excuse me, but the best teams lose 30% of the games or more. He has to instill confidence in his players. He has to talk with them. Encourage, let them know their status and not let them wonder and feel like every pitch may be their last. He may be a great guy, but I don’t think so. Joe G is a control freak that is out of control.

    Torre took a weak Dodger team, managed their egos and huge inexperience to a division championship. Manny was a key. But Joe T had them ready and the onslot of injuries that beset them was notable as well.

  178. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Pete: Davidoff is reporting a setback for Bruney via Twitter, do you have any details on this?

  179. Dano May 6th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Sorry to point this out a bit late Pete, but in the Arod/Madonna thread, among Madonna’s many conquests you mentioned:

    “Guy Ritchie (director)”

    As someone who has sat through gems like Rock’n’Rolla and Revolver, and on behalf of Hitchcock, Welles, Eastwood and other great film-makers, I would say that at the very least a retraction is in order.

    PS struggling to get this comment through – are film comments banned?

  180. Tommy D. May 6th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Bottom line – Joba gave up 4 ERs in 5.2 innings. Took 83 pitches to record 14 outs.

    That is not good. Who cares about the strikeouts? Earned runs > strikeouts.

  181. gayle May 6th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Ken Davidoff is reporting there has been a setback for Bruney via twitter no more info than that @kendavidoff

  182. DocBooch May 6th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Chacon was through a trade and Small was a matter of needing a spot start out of necessity. Your right, no one knew the guy would win 10 in a row, but this situation is hardly like either of those. They don’t need a 25th bench guy and the 7th man in the bullpen to stay competitive until the 7 players on the DL get back. Not when you are going to expose one of your promising young guys in the minors by making a 40 man move. It just doesnt make sense

  183. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Boston Dave: glad you made it out of the Central Valley safely. It’s a little gloomy in my corner of San Francisco right now, hope things are looking brighter in your micro-climate. If you need any Berkeley tips, feel free to ask. Michelle B. and Buddy B. are closer to the seen, but I used to spend a lot of time over there and still return a lot.

  184. Joe Monte May 6th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Jeter has absolutely no range to his left and that leads to additional runs over the course of the season. I believe Jeter can definitely handle playing LF for the Yankees next season and beyond.

  185. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Unless that “setback” for Bruney occurred today, I think it’s the same one that Pete reported a couple of days ago.

  186. Stop. May 6th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Sorry, I can’t let go of this story yet. Cruel world.

    http://deadspin.com/5242844/wh.....-press-box

    Oh, and we’re all watching the games anyway — we may as well be optimistic. Why suffer? When you’re 13-13, the glass is half full to me…we have hit bottom and can’t get much lower. I feel lucky that our bottom is .500 ball through a lot of adversity. Enjoy the game.

  187. Highland May 6th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    How many starters do you see who pump their fist after already giving up 4 runs in the middle of a game?

    Red Sox were probably laughing at him. They laugh at us anyway, but we continue to give them things to laugh about. Just like Francona and Papi were having a good time with the ‘stealing signs’ thing, Papi and Francona high-fived if you saw the YES shot and were chuckling as Bogar was explaining himself.

  188. Dano May 6th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Pete – i tried posting a very witty comment about you calling Guy Ritchie a ‘director’ in an earlier post, but it was blocked.

    Anyway, don’t know how well you guys know him over there, but he’s awful. As embarrassing a Brit export as hooligans and that clown Beckham.

  189. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    RayVT-All right.
    I am a Girardi guy, but I really wanted them to get Sparky as manager.
    E-gawa: He allowed no more runs. And anyway, you need to think if he had a good first, and there’s no gurantee he would have had kept averaging six pitchers per AB. You gotta give him the chance to be more efficient.
    And So’s are a sign of dominance, a way to show you’re not even letting the hitters touch the ball. Anyway, when you have fly ball outs and groundouts things like sac flys and erors occur, which strikeouts prevent.

  190. Orestas May 6th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Red Sox just go out there and win

    We go out there and lose, then take solace in the fact that our starter gave up 4 runs in 5.2 innings.

  191. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    So the Joba Criticism Du Jour is that he didn’t enter the rotation as a fully-formed wily veteran?

  192. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Highland-He had a runner in scoring position, the Yanks were down by one, and he got a huge strikeout.
    Nothing wrong there.

  193. tampayank May 6th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    “Joe Monte
    May 6th, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    Jeter has absolutely no range to his left and that leads to additional runs over the course of the season. I believe Jeter can definitely handle playing LF for the Yankees next season and beyond

    you usually want more power out of the corner outfielders, not a singles hitter. This is going to be a big problem in a year or two, I just hope he retires…you can’t keep paying for 1998 more than 10 years later

  194. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    thanks Nick…

    I’m staying with some post-doc friends at Cal for the rest of the week. I’m here once or twice a year and Berkeley never gets boring. The weather is actually not too bad. I’ll make my way to San Fran once or twice.

    They’re dragging me to Super Diamond this weekend…

  195. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I really think some of you need a new hobby.

    That start last night was the 17th start of his CAREER. That’s it.

    Do any of you understand that he is still learning his craft?

    If you are going to criticize the performance because he lost the game, you don’t know anything about baseball.

    They lost because they didn’t hit with RISP and their bullpen imploded again.

    The kid had a bad first inning. It happens to a lot of pitchers.

    After that, he DOMINATED the best team in the American League.

    If that’s not good enough for you, and you can’t see the potential of just how good this kid can be, you really need to learn about baseball because you are embarrassing yourselves with some of the comments here today.

  196. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Tune into YES for 1,000,001 ways to sugar coat anything Yankee related

    Injuries

    A-Fraud will be back soon

    is a slow starter

    It’s only April

    It’s only May

  197. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Orestas-No, we take solace in the fatc that our first year starter settled down brilliantly and dominated the rest of the game, hopefully boding good things to come.

  198. Coach6423 May 6th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    This use to be a fun place to talk baseball. However, the hyper-critical, no knowledge fan is doing a good job at keeping people away.

  199. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Jeter is playing very passable SS this season.
    We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

  200. sar515 May 6th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    OK…
    So the Yanks are 3 games behind Boston in the loss column, with 136 to play.
    That includes Bosox 11 game winning streak.

    Do you think the yanks will play better than this? I do.

    So what’s with the desperation on May 6th???

  201. 24 Cano May 6th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    If they fire Girardi, they need a firey guy to be the manager like Gary Carter or Paul O’Neil.

    A guy who can fire the team and really the troops

  202. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Nick,

    Yes, and he pumps his fist. A mortal sin in the world of Mike Francesa and his flock.

    In fact, the fist pump is really the thing that ticks people off.

    How DARE he show emotion. That must make him a thug or a gangsta to be so bold as to be pumped up as he was mowing down hitters.

  203. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Bottom line – Joba gave up 4 ERs in 5.2 innings. Took 83 pitches to record 14 outs.

    That is not good. Who cares about the strikeouts? Earned runs > strikeouts.

    —————-

    Maybe you should focus more on his overall performance than the box score.

    Joba took a punch in the 1st inning and he came back as strong as any youngster could.

    The Red Sox, a pretty good hitting ball club, had no chance after the 1st inning. Joba also didn’t blow everyone away by throwing 100 MPH.

    He did it by getting all four of his pitches over the plate and making them look silly.

    I can guarantee you that the fans, coaches, players, and front office saw a lot more last night than a guy who gave up 4 ER in 5.2 IP.

    It’s a sign of things to come and how special Joba can be. It only reinforced the argument why he needs to stay in the rotation.

  204. The Other Phil May 6th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Highland: Really? The fist pump? That’s your topic of conversation??

    When did he do it? Did he do it after the 1st when he actually gave up the runs? NO.
    How about he was, oh I don’t know, excited to keep his team in the game? Said team having let him down continually over the course of the game with the missed RISP opportunities?

    Now MY head is starting to bleed.

    Note to self: stop responding to the trolls.

  205. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I’m going to keep repeating it, Sparky Lyle is a tough guy… :-)
    But I’d keep Girardi.

  206. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    “This use to be a fun place to talk baseball. However, the hyper-critical, no knowledge fan is doing a good job at keeping people away.”

    ——

    Coach,

    that’s been a frustration of mine as well.

    Pete’s finally starting to ban trolls, which is great, but the blog still goes down the toilet with those types of “fans”.

  207. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    The Other Phil-I’m trying really hard to ignore Yaz.

  208. Drive 4-5 May 6th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung)
    May 6th, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    Hey guys, great article from River Ave Blues:
    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-368873

    What a terrific idea! They are proposing saving Gate 2 of the old Stadium and making it the entry way to the newly created park space.Everyone should check it out just to see out the picture of the proposed entrance. How cool is THAT?

  209. Doug May 6th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Joba’s value is still in the pen

    What’s the point if he goes 6 and strikes out 18 and the bullpen blows it?

    The bullpen is terrible and there is no solution in sight.

  210. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    gayle
    May 6th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    Ken Davidoff is reporting there has been a setback for Bruney via twitter no more info than that @kendavidoff

    ————————————————————

    all I heard was that Bruney was throwing from about 75 feet in the outfield and felt a something, so the shut him down until it was checked out. That was yesterday.

  211. Yanks Miss Gil Patterson May 6th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    yaz –

    Are you older than 20? I’d be surprised.

    Beckett, Pedro, Timlin have been drilling Yankees since you were in diapers.

    Joba hit Bay in the back.

    Relax with the interleague revenge stuff. Do your homework.

  212. The Other Phil May 6th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Teix: Yeah, I have done so as well. I think Highland and Orestas belong in the troll camp as well.

  213. Coach6423 May 6th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Doug,

    Joba’s value is a starter. If you think his value to the Yankees is in the pen, then you need to trade him, becuase he will bring in much more value through trade, than he will ever give as a set up man.

    29 other teams in baseball would love to have his talent, and would utilize it as a starter. Do you not realize that he is the best starter on this team?

  214. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Reggie Miller
    bmass
    yaz

    what do these “posters” have in common?

  215. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    SJ,

    How many times have we heard Francesa talk about the Yanks “de-clawing” Joba by using him the rotation?

    He’s even asked Girardi about it several times. He argued many times that Joba was not the same pitcher and didn’t have the same “presence” and body language that he had when he was pitching out of the pen.

    Sounds like Francesa doesn’t have any idea what he wants outside of limiting this kid’s ceiling to one inning.

  216. Someone Else May 6th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    “the fact is most of the players from scranton are incomplete players and have to learn on the job at the mlb level. almost all the young players could use as much time there as they can get.”

    There are things you can’t learn at AAA that you have to learn to be a complete player in the majors.

    Unless you think Matt LaPorta was used to seeing Justin Verlander (his first ever opposing pitcher in the majors) fastballs in AAA? LaPorta’s a stud prospect, and he was SCHOOLED by Verlander.

    He ain’t going to learn how to hit 99 with control in AAA.

  217. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    hey pete post the rays lineup u fat SOB

  218. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Coach,

    Best way to handle it is, once the idiots hit the blog, which is usually around gametime, that’s when its time to say goodbye.

    I don’t post in the game threads from about through the rest of the night for that reason.

    Too many no nothing fans, psychos and impersonators.

    I miss Nick’s funny commentary but, I catch up with it in the morning.

    Aside from that, the game threads de-generate quickly once the 12 year olds come on board.

    Its actually worse when school gets out. That’s when its really out of control.

    In the end though, its the best Yankee Blog going.

    Just gotta know when to come in and play and when its time to go home. lol

  219. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Boston Dave: I’m sure your buddies can give you all the advice you need, but I highly recommend a visit to Amoeba Records if you haven’t ever been – you seem to be a music fan. The original is on Telegragh Avenue a few blocks from campus, but the one in the city (Haight St. near Stanyan) is bigger and better.

    I also recommend La Taqueria on Mission St. & 25th for a great burritos/tacos/quesadillas. People can get pretty contentious about their favorite taquerias around here, and that one is somewhat controversial (no rice in the burritos, which I appluad but some deplore), but I stand by it.

  220. R+ May 6th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Maybe this team can learn how to get a clutch hit or two once in a while and maybe the bullpen can figure out how to get outs without giving up runs

  221. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Hmmm…
    I have nothing to post, I agree with too many people.
    Darn.

  222. Someone Else May 6th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    “Joba’s value is still in the pen

    What’s the point if he goes 6 and strikes out 18 and the bullpen blows it?

    The bullpen is terrible and there is no solution in sight.”

    Mariano Rivera, as a reliever, is MUCH better than Joba, as a reliever.

    What use has Rivera been in the past week?

  223. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Sigh…Trolls are impersonating me.
    I’ll take it as a compliment.
    But I will say this: I’m gone, rest of the night. Any other posts are not me.

  224. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Bob(The Original)
    May 6th, 2009 at 5:02 pm
    RayVT, how would Francona, Piniella, Madden have overcome the losses of A-Rod, Wang, Nady, and Posada? Not to mention the lack of a legit CFer. Or the fact there is no bench and no positional depth in the minors?
    And talk to me about Torre when the Dodgers are in a divsion that is even 25% as competitive as the AL East.
    —————————————————–
    LOL!
    Francona lost Man Ram, Lowell, Schilling, Lugo, and an assortment of others last year includining Dice-K, Pappelbon & Ellsbury.

    Madden at TB lost BJ Upton (and he played most of year with a shoulder injury), Percival, Langoria, Crawford, Kazmir, and others for significant time as well. They won the division! LOL!

  225. Someone Else May 6th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    “In the end though, its the best Yankee Blog going.”

    There’s another one I’ve been frequenting during games lately – much better – riveraveblues.

  226. eric in queens May 6th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Our lead cheerleader, Michael Kay, needs to realize that 4 ER in 5 2/3 innings isn’t exactly a great start. It’s not even a “quality start.” I don’t care if you get 17 K’s in that time. An out is an out. It was fun watching all the strikeouts but Joba’s performance to me proves his approach simply doesn’t translate when starting. Too many pitches, can’t pitch to contact at 90 MPH without getting knocked around.

    Listening to the game last night on YES made me think we were up 5 runs…then came the bottom of the 6th…and reality set it, we were still losing! MIchael Kay is an embarrassment.

  227. Edwards May 6th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Can’t believe there was a “We Want Torre” chant yesterday at the game (according to Kay)

    Yankees fans always find a way to hit new lows….

  228. Yanks Miss Gil Patterson May 6th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “Tune into YES for 1,000,001 ways to sugar coat anything Yankee related
    Injuries
    A-Fraud will be back soon
    is a slow starter
    It’s only April
    It’s only May”

    ————————————————————
    “Tune into NESN and ESPN for 1,000,001 ways to think it’s OK to:

    pay julio lugo $9mm to sit on the bench

    brag excessively about “homegrown talent” when only 3 of your starting position players are

    overpay by $25mm for the rights to sign dice-k. why did you outbid yourselves?

    lambast the yanks for pavano. I forgot, theo’s matt clement choice (of equal contract amount) was a much better value

  229. Someone Else May 6th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “Our lead cheerleader, Michael Kay, needs to realize that 4 ER in 5 2/3 innings isn’t exactly a great start. It’s not even a “quality start.” I don’t care if you get 17 K’s in that time. An out is an out. It was fun watching all the strikeouts but Joba’s performance to me proves his approach simply doesn’t translate when starting. Too many pitches, can’t pitch to contact at 90 MPH without getting knocked around.

    Listening to the game last night on YES made me think we were up 5 runs…then came the bottom of the 6th…and reality set it, we were still losing! MIchael Kay is an embarrassment.”

    It was a ‘great start’ in that it shows what Joba can do as he develops.

    Unless you think Johan Santana, Zack Greinke, Chad Billingsley, etc., just hatched as aces.

    We’re going to witness, over the next few years, the development of one of the best 5 pitchers in baseball.

    Get used to it, B-Jobbers. Get used to it.

  230. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    yea the 23 yr old Joba fist pumping what an outrage..people have to much time on there hand.

    on Tomko I have no problem giving him a try as long as it is a short leash if he fails…….

    I am suprisd the yanks have not added a bat today, I guess the yare waiting to friday to send a pitcher out when arod comes back..

    Joba has the lowest ERA of the Yankee starters so far… again the Yanks have th eworst ERA ytd. in baseball, that is unacceptable they have way to much talent for this………….

  231. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Ah, the impersonator is back and taking tex’s name now.

    This has been an all day thing.

  232. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) see ya

  233. The Other Phil May 6th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Teix: See ya. I’m out after this post, too.

    Edwards: Don’t lump a few idiot yokels in with the rest of the fan base. The morons that would actually chant that at a game aren’t fans. They’re also the ones that boo Teix and ARod.

  234. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Nick,

    I go to Amoeba every time I’m here. I’ve even gotten stuff from them off of ebay when I’m not. Great place.

    I’ll check out the taco place (though I do like rice in the burritos). For some reason, and I’m not complaining, my friends always take me for pizza.

    when am I gonna get some Chez Panisse, dammit??

  235. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Someone Else:

    I enjoy that RAB uses spillover threads and is more or less generally devoid of ledge jumpers.

    And I get a chance my mouth.

  236. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    mostly young foolish uninformed bloggers do not realize 23 yr old starters do not go 9 innings and 140 pitches when the yare young……….

    unless you want a kerry wood or pryor or many other studs who fizzled out situation….. what’s your choice????????

  237. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Someone Else,

    I haven’t tried RAB for game threads.

    I don’t do this one any longer past this time because the trolls, impersonators and psychos get to be too much.

    Is the RAB game thread more intelligible when the Yankees fall behind?

  238. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    the cornfield awaits

  239. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    the RAB site has a much more informed clientele and many less ledge jumpers.

    this site is the most knee jerk reaction spoiled fan I have seen…

  240. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Yanks Miss Gil Patterson thats nice now explain why the yanks are 0-5 with the sox

  241. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Guiseppe,

    Exactly.

    I posted earlier that I talked to 4 people in the game today about other stuff I’m involved in.

    A GM, 2 scouting directors and a scout and the subject of Joba came up.

    Every one of them said, “NOW I see why they want to keep him in the rotation”.

    They were all “Joba to the bullpen” people before last night.

    That’s how impressive he was.

    If he can impress baseball people, then I think the folks like Francesa will just have to deal with the fact that he isn’t leaving the rotation if he remains healthy.

  242. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! May 6th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “Can’t believe there was a “We Want Torre” chant yesterday at the game (according to Kay)”

    The team would be in the same position it’s in if Torre was here. And if they think the Dodgers are doing so well because of Torre, they are crazy. BAL could win the NL West by 10 games. It’s a weak division currently being dominated by the strongest of the weak teams. Put the Dodgers in the AL East and they’d be battling BAL for last place.

  243. Ron May 6th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Speaking of tacos and burritos, it may be time for Girardi to flip over the post game spread after a tough loss, especially before CC can get to it. That old tactic used to work for Billy, and really upset Spreadman himself, Clyde King. Then Billy would go out drinking with Art Fowler.

  244. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    SJ: Doubt it makes any difference, but I’m at RAB during the games now.

    I’ve learned a ton over there, and we generally run out ledge jumpers. Mike, Ben and Joe do an amazing job. Spillover threads make it much more manageable on a computer like mine which is dying.

    And, like I said, I get a chance to run my mouth =D

  245. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    conn23
    May 6th, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    Melancon was not rushed. What more did he have to accomplish at Scranton?
    His velocity was there, his control was impeccable in the minors. He challenged hitters and his makeup is supposedly off the charts. He was also extremely efficient
    ========================

    Right, and part of the reason for that efficiency, aside from his command, was that the hitters couldn’t extend ABs against him. He was so efficient, that people thought he was being groomed as a long man, which you might wonder, because he has 3 plus pitches.

    But they were just trying to help him build innings. He’s right where he belongs. Give him the ball.

  246. Yanks Miss Gil Patterson May 6th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    yaz – I was right. You’re a teenager.

    Yanks are 0-5 against the sox because they won 0 games and lost 5 games to the sox this season so far.

    “0-5″ is self explanatory enough.

    How old were you when the Yanks took 5 straight in Fenway and your GM responded with excuses?

    No excuses from NY. Not one. We’ll leave that to Boston.

  247. Someone Else May 6th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    “That’s how impressive he was.”

    Exactly. Joba’s going to be inconsistent. He’s going to have bad outings. Just like Kershaw – http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/p.....09/1221725

    Kershaw went 7 innings, 1 solo HR, 1 BB, 13 Ks, then followed that up with two stinkers, 6 ER in 4.1 IP and 9 ER in 4.2 IP, then followed that up by going toe to toe with Jake Peavy, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 ER.

    Young pitchers take time, and patience. Joba has the ability to be one of the absolute best in the game.

  248. eric in queens May 6th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Someone Else-

    I agree that most star pitchers don’t hatch from eggs.

    However, I wouldn’t mind a shred of objectivity when it comes to discussing the game that is being played. The fact is it was a mediocre start (even for Joba as his career ERA as a starter is in the mid 2′s), and we were losing the game. We trailed for 9 innings yet you’d never know from the broadcast.

    I’m a Yankees fan first, and a Joba fan second.

  249. Ron May 6th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Torre can run rings around Girardi as a manager, and btw, the Dodgers can play.

  250. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    stuart
    May 6th, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    the RAB site has a much more informed clientele and many less ledge jumpers.
    this site is the most knee jerk reaction spoiled fan I have seen…
    =====================

    Agreed. This place, with some exceptions who make it worthwhile, is Soap Box City.

  251. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    i need some meth before we lose again 2night quick someone find joba’s mom

  252. Yanks Miss Gil Patterson May 6th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    She’s hangin’ with Pedroia’s brother.

  253. SJ44 May 6th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Rebecca,

    I’ll have to give it a try, thanks.

  254. Buddy Biancalana May 6th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Boston Dave-

    This place is good for NY Pizza in Berkeley: http://gioiapizzeria.com/

    The owner is from Brooklyn & a Yankee fan.

  255. Yanks Miss Gil Patterson May 6th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    and Varitek’s ex-wife.

  256. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Bob

    Francona had the worst hiting Catcher in Baseball last year in Varitek who was probably hurt as well but still playing. If this malaise continues with the Yankees, injuries or not, Cash Money will be bringing in more players and a new Manager. Cash won’t ride a dead horse. He already had to fire some of Joe G’s buds just to get him to change some.

    There isn’t a team in baseball that lost as much as Toronto did this year and where are they? LOL! Sure they haven’t played the Ynakees yet or Boston or Tampa. LOL! I am sure they wish they had already. Toronto lost 3/5 of their rotation twice. They lost their closer too. They lst their Catcher as well. They win because they believe they can win and Cito brings out their talent. It is a mindset. It is a communication thing. It is sincerely lacking in Joe G!

    Bob, I hope that everything I have said turns out wrong & the Yankees win the World Series based on terrific coaching by Joe G!! I am a Yankee fan! Always have been! Thru some horrible coaches mind you!! And players too!!! LOL!

    BTW, I like Cash Money! He is doing his best. He takes chances. Some work some don’t. He doesn’t manage acting scared. He doesn’t slam his office door and sulk. He steps up to the plate and says what/when/why/how and takes his medicine and keeps going.

    Little things sometimes indicate big problems. Like when Posada was pulled w/o talking to him. Melky being sent to minors and not told anyhting by Joe G. Cano struggling and Joe G is quiet. Wang having 3 horrible starts and none of the 3 had a longman waiting. The last start it was what 8-0 before they even went to the mound to talk to Wang. 13 pitchers and no pinch hitters when you have murdered row coming up. Only carrying 2 catchers when Posada was injured, and hobbling. Then playing him in the cold/rain as a DH. Girardi is a sky is falling Manager. It gets old fast.

  257. Baseball Fab May 6th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    What is this RAB place you mention sj44?
    Thank you.

  258. E-gawa May 6th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    “E-gawa: He allowed no more runs. And anyway, you need to think if he had a good first, and there’s no gurantee he would have had kept averaging six pitchers per AB. You gotta give him the chance to be more efficient.
    And So’s are a sign of dominance, a way to show you’re not even letting the hitters touch the ball. Anyway, when you have fly ball outs and groundouts things like sac flys and erors occur, which strikeouts prevent.”

    I wasn’t counting the first in the 6 pitches per AB average. Not counting the first, he threw 83 pitches in 4.2 innings. That’s not acceptable. Sorry.

  259. aardvark May 6th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Lugo is an absolute disaster. If there’s a way to commit an error in a key situation, or kill a rally at the plate, he’ll get it done. He cost Schilling a perfect game a couple years back; his error made Curt face the 28th batter, who got a hit. He stinks.

  260. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Nova is off to a bad start for Trenton, 1.2 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 2 walks, 2 strikeout, 3 steals on him.

  261. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Actually, that’s 2 innings complete

  262. E-gawa May 6th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    “I’m a Yankees fan first, and a Joba fan second.”

    AMEN!

  263. William Buckner May 6th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    RAB River Ave. Blue – link on the rt of this pg.

  264. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Boston Dave: I haven’t tried the place Buddy just mentioned, but Zachary’s is great for deep dish, I’m guessing that’s where your buddies are taking you.

    As for the rice-in-burritos question, I don’t mind it so much, but I don’t need it either. The burritos at La Taqueria (I get mine with Carne Asada and everything, which means cheese, avacado, and hot sauce) are pretty dense. It’s worth a try.

    Truth be told, when I go there these days I’m more likely to get a couple tacos (carne asada, chicken, sometimes carnitas) than a burrito at all.

  265. Jay May 6th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    YES is trying to turn Joba into a folk hero

  266. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Nick – they do fish tacos ?
    love them
    I’d have to vote against rice in a burrito.

  267. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I find it amusing that Wally Matthews, the epitome of mediocrity and mean spiritedness, accuses the Yankees of mediocrity.

    He is overwrought and vain, like most NYC columnists, and has nothing to offer. None of them do any kind of thoughtful analysis – they word sling and prey on the lowest common denominator fan and his emotions.

    I had the misfortune of listening to Kay interview Joel Sherman yesterday driving over the GWB. It’s the same old cliched bleakness on why the Yankees will fail, harping on salaries and Girardi not being the right guy.

    At the very end, he threw in this disclaimer: “I realize it’s early yet and that they could turn this whole thing around. I am aware of that.”

    Awfully big of you, Joel. So your tirade about the Yankees’ terminal issues might not be terminal, after all? Get a clue. Any smart fan is way ahead of these guys, who make their living opening their big fat mouths.

  268. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    E-gawa writes: “blah blah… that’s not acceptable. Sorry.”

    You’re under no obligation to accept it, but do you have a solution to Joba developing as a starter other than letting Joba develop as a starter? There have been a lot of “Joba needs to…” statements today. Joba needs to learn how to be an effective starter. Is there a better way to do that than starting?

  269. Lara08 May 6th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    “I had the misfortune of listening to Kay interview Joel Sherman yesterday driving over the GWB. It’s the same old cliched bleakness on why the Yankees will fail, harping on salaries and Girardi not being the right guy.”

    How did you fight the urge to jump?

  270. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 6th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Pete: some of us have been trying to answer that for a while.

  271. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    As I read through tonight’s lineup, I was struck by one question:

    How could ANYBODY be expected to win that garbage???

    A.J. Burnett, Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Mark Teixeira, Hideki Matsui, Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher????

    If only we had all the studs Seattle, K.C., Toronto and Texas are throwing out on the field.

    Poor Joe Girardi and his short stick.

  272. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth: no fish tacos. Fish tacos can be had some places around here, I think, but you’re better off heading south for that. LA. San Diego. Mexico.

  273. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    kay just made a good point. why doesn’t tampa turn price into the closer they have a need? the reason is simple Price has a chance to be a dominating starter who are more valuable because they can literally win a game by themselves.

    joba lost that is true, but soemtimes you have to look at the longterm.. mark feinsands blog also has some interesting stats on the yanks hitters with RISP, melky and cano still have some work to do, check it out……..

  274. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Top of the third, Vazquez hits a 3 run homer to tie the game at 3.

  275. Vermilion May 6th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Some of you might be interested in this. I was

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=4145564

  276. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks for updates GB7. I look forward to you keeping me informed, as I’m sure others do.

  277. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    When Man Ram played for the RSox, I was still a fan of his because of what he did as a player. Tremendous respect for his talent and results. I didn’t root for him LOL! And it certainly didn’t hurt him either especially against the Yankees.

    So the Yankees don’t want to bring Man Ram in because it would disturb chemistry. LOL! What a joke. Can you imagine Manny facing RSox 19 times during the regular season? Or if he had signed with Toronto and killed the Yanks & RSox? He changes the game. He takes special care to manage. Can you even imagine Joe G & Man Ram on this team at the same time!! That is why he wasn’t signed. If Man Ram had been a Yankee those seats behind home wouldn’t be empty. ARod will fill some as well. I went to Tampa during Spring training and the crowds were sparse until the World Games ended. Not everybody wants to cringe watching this show until the bugs get worked out. It could get ugly. Why do you think SJ is so upset. He is usually leading the cheers with touches of reality to offset it and he is always informative.

    The Yankees suck on fundamentals. Last year Joe G’s buddy coaching 3B cost them the playoffs IMO. This year playing Tex hurt, Posada hurt, Marte hurt, Wang hurt, Matsui hurt and others will cost. Manager decisions played a role in all of these.

  278. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    stuart
    May 6th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    kay just made a good point. why doesn’t tampa turn price into the closer they have a need? the reason is simple Price has a chance to be a dominating starter who are more valuable because they can literally win a game by themselves.
    ======

    In an ESPN Radio Interview, Price all but came out and said that closing was next to anathema to him.

  279. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    You’re quite welcome, Bodh.

  280. Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Yeah Nick I think its a baja thing.

  281. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    if the yanks do not subtract one arm from the team on friday when arod comes back I will be pissed. they need some hitting depth espcecially with Molina in the lineup or cerevelli…

    the bruney situation is 2 more weeks who knows if that is accurate but not the best news possible…

  282. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    “The Rays were all talking about how strange and quiet it seems.”

    What the heck do they know about anything? They play in a stadium that hands out cowbells to its fans.

  283. GM May 6th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Say what you want to about George, but atleast he gave you the feeling that he cared about you as a fan. His children only care about money.

  284. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Vermilion
    May 6th, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    Some of you might be interested in this. I was
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=4145564
    =====
    Good read, thanks. There’s a great video floating around on the kid somewhere.

  285. Danny May 6th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    “The Rays were all talking about how strange and quiet it seems. I don’t know what the Yankees can do because of the concrete moat they built around those seats. It’s not like they can let regular people just walk down.”

    The Yankees have ruined their home field advantage. Opposing teams are going to feel right at home here.

  286. GM May 6th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    “What the heck do they know about anything? They play in a stadium that hands out cowbells to its fans.”

    They play here, what, 18 or 19 times a year? The fans notice the difference, you think the players don’t as well?

  287. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    “I don’t know what the Yankees can do because of the concrete moat they built around those seats. It’s not like they can let regular people just walk down.”

    You can get people in there. It’s not like there’s a special entrance. The moat itself is sort of cosmetic. You just need permission.

    It’s like the first class curtain. Rip it down and it’s all the same plane. It’s just a nicer seat.

  288. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Ray VT girardi kill your dog??????

    after the game you can often have issues with a managers moves but Girardi is not incompetent.. And you really think he intentionally is playing guys who are hurt? Really from a economic standpoint the Yanks would fire him on the spot, because he would potentially be damaging there expensive assets so I think you need to calm down on the hate….

  289. carl May 6th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I wish everyone in the lineup would stop trying to hit a 3 run home run to either tie a game or win a game when a single or double will do.

  290. AGuard May 6th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I hate to say it, but maybe it’s time for the Yankees to think about pumping artificial crowd noise into the stadium.

    They need to do something to make it louder

  291. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Yankees ‘N More

    Amen!! I don’t care how much $$ the Yankees spend. It isn’t mine. ManRam as a DH & some time in LF sure sounded delightful. You would have had a PH in Matsui too. 11 pitchers is all you need with the kind of depth and quantity in AAA to shuttle as needed. Joe T did that, so I guess Joe G has to do it his way with 13 & no sticks.

  292. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    yea again a disappointing crowd tonight only 45,000 or so. man those Yankee fans stink. Didn’t you know 35,000 or 17,000 at other stadiums are more then 47K at yankee stadium..

    again people have to much time on there hand to just bitch and whine……

  293. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I think we get that Pete doesn’t like the new stadium.

  294. Jimmy May 6th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Yes, Girardi told these relievers not to throw strikes and to give up runs everytime they take the mound.

    He also told the hitters to turn into pumpkins with runners on base.

    Hey, he also injured A-Rod, Bruney, Nady, Posada, Wang on purpose!

  295. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    The Rays have yet to play a game at new YS. How the heck would they know how “quiet” it is?
    Anyone with knowledge of new ballparks would know that this “moat” thing at new YS is nothing new. ALL the new parks have the same thing. This is not a Yankee thing. It’s not the Yankees trying to separate the rich folks from the poor like it’s being portrayed.
    It’s the new wave of architecture for parks.

  296. Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I would expect the stadium to be quiet 2 hours before gametime

  297. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    RayVT…

    I believe my sarcasm might have been lost on you…

    My point was and is, even with the players they’re missing, Joe Girardi still has a lot more talent to work with then most teams, including several with better records than his.

  298. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks, WAlly for your opinion- moving on. I’m glad he thinks the season is over after 26 games. The guy is a real weasel – he’s right up there with Lupica and Madden

  299. Frontier May 6th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    The stadium was rocking when Joba was striking out all those guys, then proceeded to turn into a church, before the “We want Torre” chants started late in the game.

    But the lack of buzz overall is very telling. All these opponents, from the Indians to the As to the Red Sox and now Tampa are saying the same thing. YS is no longer the loud, crazy, intimidating atmosphere it was.

  300. Jay May 6th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Why shouldn’t Pete like the new stadium? He gets to take advantage of all these new amenities too and the press box is 10x better than the old one which makes his job easier.

    He is just calling it as he sees it. The crowd/atmosphere has sucked in every game this year. If they won’t rise up for the Red Sox, when will they?

  301. Don B. May 6th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Yes, Joba was dominant. Did you forget the four runs he gave up in the first inning, SJ44?

    It’s always overkill. You can’t just watch and root for a guy. He has to be dominant…even though he didn’t pitch out of the sixth inning!

    When he comes out of the game with a lead, then you can anoint all you want — since that’s what you seem to love most. Not the winning. Just the strikeouts.

    Are you even a Yankee fan?

  302. Harper M May 6th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I remember reading quotes in the Cleveland Plain Dealer where the Indians players were shocked how quiet it was, especially for opening day.

  303. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    “They play here, what, 18 or 19 times a year? The fans notice the difference, you think the players don’t as well?”

    No, half that. And the number of games they’ve played in NY so far this year is 0.

    No doubt there are differences in the new stadium, but the Rays players can shove it.

  304. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Crowd was actually pretty loud last night and in unison emotionally with Joba. Of course, they did boo him after the first inning, but that’s to be expected of that primarily mid-90s
    group.

  305. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Nova 3.0 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, 0 HRA, 1 WP, 3.32 ERA

  306. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Buddy,

    thanks for the tip on the pizza place.

    I have been to Zachary’s (great deep dish) and I like the Cheeseboard (I think thats what its called). I can’t think of the others but there’s no shortage of food in this area.

    Nick, I’m coming from San Diego and the tacos were darn good there. If I can find anything close to those, I’ll be happy. I usually have to settle for Chipotle, which is good enough, once I get back to the east coast.

  307. Orestas May 6th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Don,

    Next time if Joba lasts 3.1 innings, give up 6 runs, but strikes out 9… people will say it was a good start because he struck out 9.

    Runs in the 1st innings are just as important as runs in any other inning. If that was Burnett who had that start, he would have been called gutless and mediocre and said he was a waste of money etc.

    But such is the life of Joba-Mania, he can do no wrong.

  308. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    When he comes out of the game with a lead, then you can anoint all you want—since that’s what you seem to love most. Not the winning. Just the strikeouts.
    ======================

    If Joba knocking on the door of greatness last night was lost on you, you need to find a new sport to follow.

  309. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Maybe the Rays are a little envious/jealous of the new stadium??

    For all the criticism (including Maddon) they’ve been dishing out already, it’s not unlikely.

    reminds me a tiny bit of the house Jack Black builds in the Ben Stiller movie “Envy”…

  310. Paranoid Android May 6th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I’m not saying Brian Cashman is a bad G.M., I’m just saying that if he was in charge of the Allied troops we’d all be speaking German right now.

  311. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    stuart
    May 6th, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    Ray VT girardi kill your dog??????

    LOL! Sorry I don’t have a dog, but maybe that is why!! LOL!

    I look at the talent on this team and they look lost. I’m talking about the talent remaining. Perhaps it is only me who thinks that everything seems to be life and death now with Joe G everyday. It is May!

    I use to play on a travelling Softball team after college baseball. We had a 20 man team. Our coach chose to start all 10 backups one game against a very good team in a tournament winners bracket. Guess what we won & we were rested for the next game. Baseball is a marathon not a sprint. So RSox took 3 straight early then lost 3/4 to Tampa. No problem. It isn’t life and death. Tex’s wrist is killing him, but he is in everyday. Last year Jeter was hurt but played everyday. Posada was hurt this year and Joe G found a way to play him in some way still everyday. Bruney was pitching almost everyday the 1st 2 weeks and where is he now?

    It is frustrating to see players villified because they are put in situations where they are not likely to succeeed. Marte pitching to RH batters. Posada hopping on 1 leg to 1st. No long man so all your bullpen chips in and picthes 3 innings in a game. These guys are being mishandled.

  312. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Yankees ‘N More

    Sorry I saw what you said & I really enjoyed it!!! My rantings unfortunately from Joe G peeing in my Wheaties caused me to reflect a different tone! I thoroughly agree with you!!!

  313. Buddy Biancalana May 6th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    No doubt about the Mexican food getting better & better the closer you get to Mexico.

    The best Mexican I have ever had in the US was at a hole in the wall taqueria near Petco.

  314. JoeyA May 6th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Could somebody point me towards BB’s allowed by starting pitching, per team.

    Maybe I’m wrong, but I think we have to be top 5, and that’s not from watching other teams, our SP can’t find the zone.

  315. Don B. May 6th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    “Knocking on the door of greatness!”

    Wow. That is hardy stuff. Your biggest thought after the Yankees lose five in a row to the Red Sox is, whoa Joba is such a great pitcher?!?!?!

    He lost two games to our hated rivals, and you’re gushing, “PHENOM!”

    I root for Mr. Chamberlain, I’m not the least bit down on him. Losers take positives from losses. Winners find a way to get better.

  316. Wat May 6th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Joe can’t handle this job. fire him and make tony pena the manager. PLEASE

  317. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I can’t say how the tacos at La Taqueria relate to the ones you had in San Diego, just that I love them. And their logo is here:

    http://locallemons.typepad.com.....28a4-800wi

    Can’t beat that, can you?

  318. Gates May 6th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I thought this great chemistry we had in Spring Training would eliminate any losing streaks and chaos like this?

  319. JoeyA May 6th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I thought this great chemistry we had in Spring Training would eliminate any losing streaks and chaos like this?

    ——————————–

    No, having 5 viable starters was supposed to hose down any losing streaks.

  320. Doug May 6th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    They better win tonight and better win by atleast 5 runs

  321. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Orestas
    May 6th, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Don,
    Next time if Joba lasts 3.1 innings, give up 6 runs, but strikes out 9… people will say it was a good start because he struck out 9.
    Runs in the 1st innings are just as important as runs in any other inning. If that was Burnett who had that start, he would have been called gutless and mediocre and said he was a waste of money etc.
    But such is the life of Joba-Mania, he can do no wrong.
    ==================================
    Boston Globe on Chamberlain performance:

    “His was one of those striking performances we’ve seen a few times against the Red Sox this season. Like Carl Crawford stealing six bases, Matt Garza throwing a one-hitter for 7 2/3 innings, or Cliff Lee hurling eight shutout innings. This could have been even better.”

    http://www.prosportsdaily.com/.....33317.html
    Ch

  322. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Here’s what A-Rod told reporters in Florida:

    “The slide was good. No problems. I feel good,” he said.

    ——————-

    I hope A-Rod continues to do interviews like this when he returns.

    The less he talks, the better off he’ll be.

    Just shut up and play ball.

  323. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    RAYVT touche.. Marte should be more then a lefty specialist so that is a bad example.. Marte has the stuff to get both lefties and righties out and he has during his career.. I also am confused about some pen moves but all in all Girardi has not been a terrible mamanger.

    They absolutely still ahve tons of talent even with the injuries and should be winning I agree 100% and that is on cano, tex, cc, aj, and the rest of the gang to play smarter and better..

    I was a teenager during the 77 bronx is burning year, the sux with a incredible lineup looked unbeatab le ealry in the season, you know the rest..

    My issue is all with the pitching regardless of how they are hitting with RISP. this starting rotation should be top 5 in baseball not 29th… if the starting pitching improves it will help the pen a ton… but they need to weed out the guys who are not getting it done in the pen sooner versus later…

  324. Jetes 2 May 6th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Gates,

    It was silly that people suggested that AJ taking people fishing and CC taking people to NBA games would make the team play better.

    What happens in the stress-free atmosphere of Tampa/Spring training never carries over into the NY pressure cooker. Winning breeds chemistry. The team chemistry looks lousy now because they are a losing. Couple wins against Tampa this week and the chemistry will be great again. That’s the way it ALWAYS works regardless of what kind of players you have on your team.

  325. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Ever consider Joe is playing coy with Alex’s return to avoid some of the media?

  326. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Nick,

    I’ll shoot for lunch tomorrow. After being forced to go to Yoga class tonight (I actually had to promise to go in exchange for staying here), I’m going to need a good meal tomorrow.

  327. Peter Abraham May 6th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Jennifer:

    Avoid some of the media how? Same number of people cover the games regardless.

  328. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    ugh, Yoga is at 5:45 PST during the Yanks and Magic/Celts game.

    how to get out of this….

  329. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Pete,

    You don’t think there will be heightened interest for A-Rods first day back on the team (with the “book questions”) ?

  330. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Keep it up Alex – he’s doing exactly what he should be doing with the media.

  331. Buddy Biancalana May 6th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Boston Dave-

    You’ll love the yoga class, ne maste!

  332. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Something I find strange is this talk about Joba to the pen or he didn’t have a quality start is wierd.

    Joba like most great starting pitchers gets stronger as the game goes on. It doesn’t matter how much they warm up the results are usually if you don’t get to them early. Carlton, Gibson, Koufax, Ford, Schilling, Beckett & others you have to get early before they hit their groove. It is very common and a baseball cliche.

  333. eric in queens May 6th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Nick’s Crispy Tacos has incredible fish tacos in San Francisco. Gotta go during the day as it turns into a pseudo night club in the evening.

  334. Tom in N.J. May 6th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Alex will sneak into Baltimore just like Lincoln did 148 years ago-on a train wearing a cape.

  335. Frank May 6th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    A-Rod is going to be back in Baltimore anyway, just a question of Friday or Sat.

    So ESPN will send Holtzman there, SI will send Heyman, etc. and the non-Yankee baseball writers like Wally Matthews, Madden, Davidoff, Sherman, Klappisch, Curry etc. will be there too. Mets are playing the Pirates at home, so none of them will be there.

  336. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Big 4th inning for Tenton with 6 runs on 5 hits. Vazquez is 2-3 homer and 4 RBI, Corona is 2-3 and 2 RBI, Curtis is 2-3 and Kevin asmith is 2-3

  337. Dee May 6th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    the stadium isnt loud cuz we havent been playing well..the other day when girardi got kicked out of the game, all of a sudden the stadium had life. if the yankees were giving reason for people to cheer then they would. hopefully they’ll do that tonight.

  338. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Correction: Big 4th inning for ***Trenton*** with 6 runs on 5 hits. Vazquez is 2-3 homer and 4 RBI, Corona is 2-3 and 2 RBI, Curtis is 2-3 and Kevin Smith is 2-3. 9-3 Trenton.

    On the bad side, Nova opens the bottom of the 4th by walking the first two batters.

  339. Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Has anyone seen Jason Whitlocks new piece on the author of the book?

  340. Tom in N.J. May 6th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    What are the yanks plans for Jorge Vazquez? He’s not going to be in aa all year, right?

  341. Donald May 6th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    They need to get Mike Dunn a few more appearances in AA

    then he can move to AAA and be up here to save the bullpen.

  342. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    It’s been very quiet at CitiField too. No doubt the ticket prices and the type of fan that can only pay for them has something to do with it.

  343. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    “Boston Dave-

    You’ll love the yoga class, ne maste!”

    ——–

    Sure. As long as I can pull a “George” (remember that Seinfeld episode… in bed with the girl, a portable tv, and a sandwich) and watch the game on a mini-tv, I’ll love it.

  344. Redding May 6th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    We’ve played some exciting games at home… both of our wins vs. Cleveland were games we took the lead in the 8th inning

    We had that walkoff 14 inning game against Oakland

    We rallied twice in the late innings to beat the Angels

    Not like the crowd has had no reason to cheer, in the first handful of games, we’ve given them some exciting finishes.

  345. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Uncle E,

    please send link… I have liked a few of Whitlock’s articles.

  346. Stop. May 6th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Just curious, Pete… is there anything good going on in Yankeeland? Give me something to hang my hat on.

  347. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Watch tampa throw first pitch strikes the whole night.

  348. Tom in N.J. May 6th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Boston Dave:

    http://www.kansascity.com/spor.....75681.html

  349. Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Boston Dave
    I would but I don’t want to inflame the gamethread any more than it has been (BTW I did not bring the subject up)
    I’m sure you can find it easily enough its worth it.

    BTW There are 2 places at 48th and 10th in NYC that have authentic tacos – good stuff

  350. Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks Tom

  351. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Has anyone seen Jason Whitlocks new piece on the author of the book?

    ==============================

    Yup. Interesting stuff
    I think we need to have a Whitlock vs Roberts steel cage match sometime in the future

  352. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    thanks Tom

  353. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    May 6th, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    What are the yanks plans for Jorge Vazquez? He’s not going to be in aa all year, right?

    ————————————————————

    Right now, there’s no place to play him in Scranton. He’s basically Miranda from the right side. It’s probably better that he sees a lot of fastballs in AA, as opposed to a bunch of breaking pitches from career minor league pitchers. The Mexican leagues are mainly breaking ball leagues. He hit a 94 MPH fastball for the homer and a slider for the single, tonight.

  354. pc69 May 6th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I could be way off base here but considering the standard answers that Girardi gives, the performance of the younger players, either the Yankees brass realizes that their talent level is that of a strong AA team and that is it or the message conveyed to the younger players is a strict pass/fail – most of which fail because they are not ready for the majors.

    Either way, is says more about the organization and the direction they are heading than all of the excuses tied to injuries. When you think of the Yankees and what they stand for, it is a great demise of the organization that stings most rather than not being in or winning a WS. This organization has taken a turn for the worse, not with just fielding a team but how they treat you and I as middle class baseball fans. Yankee Pride is no longer a saying but just something someone can put on a t-shirt or bumper sticker.

  355. Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    S.A.
    I might shell out $2000 to see that!

  356. Lara08 May 6th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....ity-issues

    KC Star article is different than this one right?

  357. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Actually there is another article by Whitlock, bit different from the KC Star one

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....ity-issues

  358. Tom in N.J. May 6th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Ugh, sorry.

    Next time I’ll let Uncle do the linking….

  359. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    fantastic article

    “I am not asserting a nationwide racial conspiracy against minority baseball players. I’m in no way stating that Roberts’ pursuit of Rodriguez is motivated by race. I’m asserting that the media’s unwillingness to publicly and aggressively challenge itself breeds unequal and unfair coverage.”

  360. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Uncle E-LOL Me too.
    They could even set up the steel cage under the O’Neil banner. That will bring some much needed life to Yankee Stadium :D

  361. Sean Serritella May 6th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    “It’s ridiculous. It really is. What were they thinking?”

    Pete, money is what they were thinking.

  362. Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    SA
    Have been to the Stadium yet?

    Do you know the secret of the O’Neill banner?

  363. Ed - the new age of the Yankees is here May 6th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    [Comment From TheChuckKnoblog]
    Kim, could you name some of your favorite blogs on the web?

    Love Peter Abraham’s at **Lohud** and Watchdog by Best and Feinsand at Daily News.

    ====

    wow, Kim Jones read this blog. :D

  364. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Haven’t had a chance to go yet Uncle E. Hopefully this summer!
    There is a secret regarding the O’Neil banner? Oh do tell

  365. Boston Dave (in Berkeley, CA) May 6th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I appreciate that Whitlock is willing to stand alone and speak out.

    “By refusing to acknowledge her mistakes in the Duke case, she creates the impression that her agenda trumps the truth.”

  366. SFYanksFan May 6th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    “Losers take positives from losses. Winners find a way to get better.”

    Maybe I’m missing something, but doesn’t taking positives from losses and finding ways to get better go hand in hand? Seems to me a “winner” will take the positives from a loss and build on that to get better.

    I see your point that an L is an L, and I’m not sure I can speak for them, but I assume the points of those people taking a positive from Joba’s performance are reflecting on the long term implications. Maybe it’s hard to swallow one L in the 2009 season, but despite the loss, if Joba’s performance after the first inning speaks to the possibilities of his entire future as a Yankee; doesn’t seem like you’ll have to worry much about him being a “winner.”

    Of course if I had to bet, I’d guess you want your cake now like much of the rest of the short sighted fan base, so the notion that there’s more to what transpired in that game than one loss of 162 games in 2009 is probably not an easy point for you to take.

    That’s a nice t-shirt slogan you came up with though…

  367. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    stuart

    I remember. Ultimately, I am not worried about the starting pitchers. They will be much better soon. I am worried about the bullpen and some of the key everyday players. It is frustrating! LOL! Most people who play FBB know that middle relief pitchers win a lot of games in April and early May. LOL! Sorry! But that is because the starters are usually slow out of the box. CC usually is a slow starter. So is AJ. Pettite usually starts fast and has a slide somewhere later. Wang usually is Mr Consistent. So it took 3 horrible starts to see he was hurt. Lets see his FB was much less than years prior. His sinker was flat and up! Yeah no chance anyone who was monitoring him everyday would know he might be injured. (Maybe the coaches aren’t doing anything! LOL! NOT!) Maybe the info is funneled thru 1 Joe G! The Yankees have too good a lineup (even with injuries) and a pitching staff to be this subpar. I wonder what could be wrong.

  368. Zach in Port Jeff May 6th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    The Rays were all talking about how strange and quiet it seems.
    ========================
    Maybe what the Yankees really need are cowbells.

  369. Uncle Ellsworth (Jorge Vazquez is the answer!) May 6th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    S.A.

    If I did it wouldn’t be a secret.
    Let’s just say when you go there and see what lies beneath you may laugh.

  370. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Enough with “The Caste System”. I can imagin the writeups if some players sign autographs and somebody gets missed. Especially if it isn’t a writer/fan favorite. If it was for the kids only, possibly a point could be made. The ones that complain the loudest are adults looing for something to sell on E-Bay.

  371. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I can ***imagine*** the writeups

  372. RANSOM SUCKS May 6th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    TONIGHT IS GOING TO BE A WIN! WOOHOOO

  373. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    If I did it wouldn’t be a secret.
    Let’s just say when you go there and see what lies beneath you may laugh.

    ==========================

    :lol:

    I’ll take pictures

  374. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Let’s go AJ!

  375. Coach6423 May 6th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    anyone know why wtsn is not streaming tonight?

  376. abcd May 6th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    i hope people are understanding that it’s darn tough to build a big time winning team…especially in ny. and alot of luck is involved. cherish the 96-01 run…but don’t expect it and deem everything else a failure. it took the sox 86 years to climb the mountain…

  377. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I’m looking for domination tonight AJ.

  378. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Hey! Didn’t someone say we had the worst bullpen in the league? I thought I had read that here. Well check this out. It isn’t! It’s 12th. (Okay it’s not last is it?)

    Well I am checking in and haven’t had time to get a feel for the posts. I haven’t even gotten to read why Joba felt his first inning fell apart!

    No need to respond to this but I still wanted to mention it. I was asked to reconsider resigning. I guess it makes me feel good that they tried to talk me out of it but since the situation that bugged me couldn’t be satisfactorily resolved, I didn’t buckle. They did come up with some different options, but none of them really worked for me. So May 22nd is my last day.

    Here’s hoping that AJ has his mojo. GO YANKEES!

    And now the rubber meets the road since I’ve been begging for an AJ/Molina combo…

  379. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    wow

  380. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Wow pena just wow.

  381. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    we are cursed!

  382. RGR May 6th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Guess were going to lose

  383. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    isnt he here for defense?

  384. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Remember when we thought Pena was great because of his glove?

    And remember that stat about how well we play in games where we commit errors?

  385. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 6th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    error by Pena. Yanks record when they make an error is pretty bad.

  386. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I hope people remember Pena’s fielding and Ransom’s offense before they decide to boo Arod.

  387. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Pena has been struggling mightily lately, yet Joe starts him again. Sweet. Pete has posted their record when they make an error. This kind of garbage can’t keep happening

  388. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    pena looking flat footed. playing a little tight. he’ll be ok though. arod back in no time.

  389. Tom in N.J. May 6th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    http://www.570wsyr.com/cc-comm.....l?world=st

    free stream of game.

  390. CG May 6th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Off topic, but did anyone hear that Torre only has two beat writers covering the Dodgers now . . . that’s unbelievable.

    He must be relaxed as can be out in LA.

  391. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Molina doesn’t have the magic behind the plate that he did last year. This is going to be an ugly, ugly game.

  392. boobie May 6th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    that was a freakin strike

  393. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    MEanwhile that was strike 3…. UGH

  394. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Nova 4.2 innings, 5 hits, 5 runs, 5 earned runs, 6 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 HRA, WP 1, 3.86 ERA. No win…too may pitches.

    Dunn pitching.

    Nova’s final line.

    Trenton leads 9-5, top of the 6th.

  395. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Gameday has that last pitch a strike..

  396. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Penas fault.

  397. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Vazquez hits another 94 MPH fastball for a single. Now 3-4

  398. Lara08 May 6th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Well I guess talking about the empty seats everyday will make it less embarrassing.

  399. boobie May 6th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    9 pitch inning turns into a 15+…no good

  400. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    many extra pitches.

    error is killing us already.

  401. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Stupid error is going to raise his pitch count.

  402. Lara08 May 6th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    “The ones that complain the loudest are adults looking for something to sell on E-Bay.”

    LMAO

  403. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Boy our damned errors cause freakin problems!

  404. jack May 6th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    No witty comment about Pena over there at 3rd huh.

  405. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Now I realize why the Yanks record is so bad when they make an error. Starters get flustered, throw more pitches, and the bullpen enters the game earlier.

  406. Dan May 6th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Melancon and Pena making PeteAbe look bad of late.

  407. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    That error hurts because it cost Burnett 10 extra pitches.

  408. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks to Ray Romano Jr., Burnett had to throw an extra 10 pitches.

  409. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks Tom in NJ

  410. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    AJ gets out of the inning but he throws twice as many pitches than he should have. Those extra 9 pitches probably mean another 2 outs for the bullpen.

  411. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    19 pitches for AJ that inning. Should have been less

  412. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    molina hasn’t been throwing well lately.

    a lot of his throws are tailing away towards first. he’s not getting that good four seam reverse spin fast ball throw down to second that seems to to rise up when it gets to the second base bag.

    he was sending cruise missiles down there before.

  413. RayVT May 6th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Someone Else

    The bullpen will be better even if they do nothing. It can’t get a lot worse. When Rookies come up to the Majors they are nervous and are worried about being sent back down. There is little faith right now in any BP guy because they have no roles and have been pitched out of necessity due to poor planning. Veras who looks awful now looked very good earlier until he had 2 games within a few days where he pitched 3 innings or more in each one. Veras hasn’t been the same since. Marte was hurt & trying to pitch. Robertson came up and pitched great and sent down the next day. When he was brought back up he was pressing IMO. Guys like Robertson, Melancon & Albie are aiming the ball trying not to walk guys & are walking guys. They are afraid of being hit. They are not being re-inforced with go with your stuff & make them beat you. When you lose a few games 15-0 you get burnt out. Everyone is tired and no one wants to pitch the next day. This has happened a lot this year due to Wang and others. It ruins any continuity. Again poor planning Management. Everyone is trying to play hurt in an all hands on deck approach. These are the issues that use to kill the RSox for many years. Now it is the Yankees pressing. It happens. Personally, Davey Johnson would look good in the Yankee’s manager spot.

  414. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Pete I am referring to the TMZ’s of the world, obviously not your basic papers that cover the Yankees.

  415. $Htman213 May 6th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Good thing they have Pena out there for his defense.

  416. yankee48 May 6th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I wish we still had Pudge. :(

  417. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Come on Jeter that’s ugly.

  418. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    that pitch was way off the plate…Jeter looked a bit too aggressive.

  419. Andrew May 6th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Jeter needs to take a walk there.

  420. boobie May 6th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    how many weak comebackers has jeter hit to the P this year?

  421. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    cy sonnenstine is getting a workout so far.

  422. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Okay, we know Sonnanstine can field. Let’s test someone else.

  423. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I have seen that many Rays games this season. Does Carlos Pena always field his position standing on one leg?

  424. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    1-2-3 inning. Sad.

  425. Spiced Ham May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Well. This game is over

  426. Andrew May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    sonnanstine looks good. or we just suck.

  427. Andrew May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    sonnanstine looks good. or we just suck.

  428. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    wow..tex.

  429. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Has anyone ever been to Pittsburgh to see a game? What is the best hotel to stay at? And what is there to do there?

  430. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    why do we have this unreal knack for making pitchers with really high era’s look like gold.

  431. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    The offense should have been included in that team meeting, apparently.

  432. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    yankee48 May 6th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I wish we still had Pudge. :(

    —————

    Really the same Pudge who did nothing for the Yankees? The same one that got Joba injuried? That Pudge.

  433. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    3 weak ground balls to start off the game…It looked like the hitters were more eager to put the ball in play than actually wait for a good pitch to hit.

  434. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I vote Melky for leadoff hitter

  435. talltenor May 6th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Not watching, but listening to Suzyn & John via mlb.com audio.

    What’s the weather there? I know it’s been wet and all… could that be at least part of the reason for so many empty seats?

    It looked to me like there were less than 10,000 at yesterday’s Tigers-Twins game. Then again, it *is* Detroit, and the economy’s awful here.

  436. Uncle Ellsworth (was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Habor?) May 6th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    3 up 3 down

  437. helno51 May 6th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Does pete get paid by someone per reference to the seats behind home plate being filled? I mean Id prefer that they be filled also for more crowd noise but we get the point already.

  438. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Average fastball 95 mph.

  439. Uncle Ellsworth (was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Habor?) May 6th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    TallTenor
    Magglio has only 2 Extra basehits?
    what are the saying in Detroit Rock City?

  440. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Whens the last time the umps have said someone went around?

  441. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    What’s the weather there? I know it’s been wet and all… could that be at least part of the reason for so many empty seats?

    ========================================

    The weather is kinda gloomy and rain is supposedly a comin later tonight

  442. Friend May 6th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Pete, stop the complaining about the luxury seats. You make 4-5 posts on it per day, no one wants to hear it anymore. You’re starting to get pathetic in your “journalism.”

  443. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Swish reminds me a lot of Damon. He may not be the most talented player in the world, but he always gives 110%.

  444. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    4 SO for burnett.

  445. GM May 6th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    They have to cut ticket prices in half again. This is truly embarrassing.

  446. Uncle Ellsworth (was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Habor?) May 6th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    slow

  447. Zach in Port Jeff May 6th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Wait, there is concrete behind the padding?

    I could have sworn that Bobby Abreu said it was metal spikes.

  448. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Come on.

  449. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Secret new stadium dimensions make it easier for visiting players to check their swings. ;)

  450. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Poor Johnny.

    There’s a guy who has a right to be afraid of the wall.

  451. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Got to get that pitch count down.

  452. Every Day Phil Coke May 6th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I assumed the stadium was half empty the past few nights because of the rain. But looking at tonight’s meager crowd, perhaps that was not the case…

  453. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Ugh, Red Sox have bases loaded 0 out against Pavano.

  454. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Nice pitching from AJ, but 41 pitches too high through 2 innings

  455. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Carl “how is he still healthy in May?” Pavano has the bases loaded with none out in Boston vs. the Mighty Bailey.

  456. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    41 pitches for AJ

  457. talltenor May 6th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    “BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

    Some, but not too much. What I hear from the others in the stands is more glee that Cabrera is raking, combined with faith that Magglio will come around & be himself. I must say, though, I hadn’t realized his age… he’s 35 now.

    Edwin Jackson was beaten the other day, but I swear, he matched Phil pitch-for-pitch last week, when I saw the Yanks.

  458. Uncle Ellsworth (was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?) May 6th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I hope AJ makes it into the 7th

  459. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Pavano :evil:

  460. rogerk99 May 6th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Damon is horrible in the field-bad read, clumsy retreat awkward stretch for the ball, one more year of this

  461. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I think the place is gonna stay pretty empty until early when the games actually mean something. then us regular joe fans who have saved up enough over the past six months to afford a ticket can go. but until then i know i wont be spending money on any tickets outside the bleachers which appears to be the only spot in the stadium left with any character. i think with the open concourse and concession stands behind them, theyve created something good out there in right and left field. too bad the rest of the place is dead..

  462. Uncle Ellsworth (was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?) May 6th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Bump Bailey?

  463. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Cano is slumping now…Great!

  464. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    early fall*, that is

  465. Count of MOntefusco May 6th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Whomever thinks it’s a non-issue that the seats behind home plate aren’t filled doesn’t have a clue.

    It has implications (positive, unfortunately) for the opposing pitcher, just for starters, who must feel like they’re pitching at an A-ball game in Des Moines.

    It’s also the reason, indirectly, that teh rest of us aren’t going to games this year. Not only have we been price out — we’ve been priced out by INVISIBLE fans.

    Finally, the Yankees spend according to projections. Those ridiculous seats are worth a lot of mid-season acquisitions.

    Anyway, thanks for the new, quiet Yankees Stadium, Randy Levine.

  466. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    double play? how did cano just forget how to hit?

  467. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    right-hand batters are batting 4 something against this guy. Why are the switch hitters batting from the left?

  468. CENTRAL CT YANKEE May 6th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    This team is unbearable to watch right now…hope that changes next inning

  469. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Count,
    ..dont forget that besides the pitchers our die hards are no longer lined up against the foul lines to taunt opposing position players..

  470. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    forget the seats. we have a team that cannot hit with people on.

  471. Abe/s Odd World May 6th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Pete:
    By the the way, there are thousands and thousands of empty seats here. I have no idea if there is bad traffic or something else keeping the crowd away. But there are huge gaps of empty seats throughout the Stadium.

    um… maybe the crappy team?

  472. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Um let it roll foul!! Dumb….. I can’t wait for Alex to get back.

  473. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    So tonight we help Sonnanstine pad his stats? Cool.

  474. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    where was that pitch?

  475. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Meals does his best to screw over the Yankees any chance he gets.

  476. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Cano’s patience has disappeared

  477. carl May 6th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    This team is sad. The seats aren’t an embarrassment the team is.

  478. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    “Meals does his best to screw over the Yankees any chance he gets.”

    Honestly the Yankees should contact the league. Every single position Meals has umped, he has screwed the Yanks.

  479. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    This team is depressing right now…

  480. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I hate saying, “Game over” to a 1-0 score with 1 out in the 3rd…but this team makes 1-0 seem like it might as well be 21-0. It’s very frustrating.

  481. Chubbo May 6th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    The Umps made my team suck.

  482. YankeesLuv May 6th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Not to pick on Pena but he should have let that ball go foul.

  483. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    These check swings are getting annoying.

  484. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Why are you guys complaining about Meals? He was beyond terrible behind the plate the other night, and I do hate him, but that was the right call at second. Jeter tagged his back foot, and the front foot hit the bag before it. He was safe. Jeter tagged him in the completely wrong spot, because the throw was there in plenty of time.

  485. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    molina with a nice throw there.

    i was taught to flip a ball in the air and without looking find four seam grip . after about ten thousand flips it’s second nature to find the right grip on the ball without thinking about it.

    ypu can’t just grab the ball anywhere and just throw it unless you want all kind of different movement which you don’t. this actually goes for any position player throwing.

  486. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Burnett’s not making it into the 6th at this rate; then come the Keystome Cops.

  487. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    jeter did seem a little late on that tag at second, but im not a ss so i couldnt tell if he just got caught on the front foot or if he just didnt sweep the ball in the right spot initially

  488. StawthatStirs - The curse of "The House that Greed Built May 6th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Why would any of the Yankee pitchers be looking to get the close calls, as bad as they’ve been?? Just pitch AJ…

  489. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    the last 1020830482483 check swings have been no calls against us

  490. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    strikes AJ

  491. boobie May 6th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    jeter keeps the tag on upton at second he’s out

  492. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    59 pitches for AJ. Yeesh

  493. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Molina has nothing left to prove with his throws to second base. :)

  494. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    And yes Jeter without question blew that tag the ball beat him there by a mile…

  495. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Umps these past two series must be getting paid. They say the calls even out but not one has gone our way.

  496. RS May 6th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Not a good inning, but it wasn’t Burnett’s fault. Pena should have waited to see if Upton’s ball rolled foul, and Molina easily could have thrown him out at second (didn’t get a good jump).

  497. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Can someone tell me why the yanks make every opposing starting pitcher look like Cy Young? I mean its Andy Freaking Sonnanstine for crying out loud.

  498. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Glad we’re not facing Garza tonight. Might be a no-hitter.

  499. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Pena is having a truly awful game…. first that error and he should have walked in that at bat 3 times over

  500. RS May 6th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Yawn. Sonnastine has faced the minimum through 3. These guys better crush him his second time through the order.

  501. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Sonnanstine: 35 pitches; Burnett: 59 pitches. Yikes!

  502. CG May 6th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Two things:

    Anyone complaining about the Yankees and making excuses for their line-up should take a look at Boston’s line-up tonight. If they can win, so can the Yanks.

    Regarding the seats, it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. You price everyone out and then you put a mediocre team on the field, what do you expect. Most people are fickle, if you’re not worth watching, they’re not going to watch.

  503. RANSOM SUCKS May 6th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    MOLINA SUCKS SO BAD. LET’S SEE… SLOW, CAN’T HIT, OVERRATED DEFENSE. HOW IS HE STILL PLAYING PRO BASEBALL?

  504. vince May 6th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    man, they are dead. D-E-D, dead.

  505. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Guys, don’t fear. Come the late innings we have Cervelli, Berroa, and Gardner to pinch hit.

  506. m May 6th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Just stopping to say, ‘hi’.

    And vent. Tired of these struggling pitchers righting themselves against the Yankees.

    And tired of these bogus check-swing calls. Every freaking game.

  507. CG May 6th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Also everyone in the league knows how putrid the Yankees bullpen is so eveyone will be taking pitches to drive up the starters pitch count.

  508. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    man the rays are such a tough team…they have such great speed up and down their lineup, they have lik 6 ppl who can steal 20 bases..its ridiculous

  509. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    “Molina has nothing left to prove with his throws to second base ” :)

    nick in sf-
    good one.

    appreciate the earlier thumbs up from you. i think a light bulb went on during the early wang struggles that the same thing can be said without playing the blame game . i can still slip into it , but focusing on issues and looking for solutions rather than blaming someone makes for a much more productive conversation.

  510. RANSOM SUCKS May 6th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    THE ENTIRE LINEUP IS GARBAGE

    JETER – TRY DRIVING THE BALL FOR ONCE, BUDDY.
    DAMON – POP UP OR HOMERUN
    TEX – CONFUSED AND LOST
    MATSUI – ONLY PRODUCTIVE HITTER
    CANO – WILDLY INCONSISTENT
    SWISHER – STRIKEOUT OR WALK
    MELKY – BETTER GET READY FOR A SLUMP (0-50 VARIETY)
    PENA – IN WAY OVER HIS HEAD
    MOLINA – MY LITTLE BROTHER HITS THE BALL HARDER

  511. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    man this group of umps are highly inconsistent

  512. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 6th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Burnett will restore order…

    Victory will be ours tonight!

    Go Yanks!!!!

  513. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    aj, 68 pitches

  514. RANSOM SUCKS May 6th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE VERAS, EDWAR, ALBY AGAIN! START THEM UP, GIRARDI!

  515. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    sure wish we kept navaro

  516. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Interesting what Ransom sucks wrote…I mean who among us during the 1st 3 weeks would have thought our only productive guy would be Hideki. amazing.

  517. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    4 the love of GD. can we get out the inning?

  518. Abe/s Odd World May 6th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    sad that we gave up navarro for Randy Johnson…

  519. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    rofl burnett gets sick of him foulin of pitches so he plunks him

  520. Terry from NH May 6th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    try and guess who this guy is that is clutch and wanted to be a yankee? and a hellavu lot cheaper??

    G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    26 89 21 31 8 0 6 18 25 17 0 0 .348 .491 .640 1.132

  521. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    :?

    come on AJ

  522. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    0-2 on a garbage batter, and you hit him. This team finds new and exciting ways to piss me off every night.

  523. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    78 pitches.

  524. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    “the same thing can be said without playing the blame game.”

    The blame game is fun for a little while, but I prefer Hungry Hungry Hippo.

  525. terpbomber May 6th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    It’s getting late early…especially with Burnett’s pitch count climbing and the bullpen waiting in the wings to either make or break this game.

  526. JoeyA May 6th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    When was our last 1-2-3 inning?…..1998?

  527. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    we really do make weak pitchers look way better than they are.

  528. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    With this staff our MVP will be Aceves.

  529. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Finally :?

  530. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    looks like the pen again for 4 innings.

  531. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    AJ pitching fine, but 80 pitches through 4 means he has 2 innings at most left.

  532. rconn23 May 6th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Great economy of pitches by Burnett. He won’t go more than five. Wonderful.

    Five years. $85 million.

  533. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    “try and guess who this guy is that is clutch and wanted to be a yankee? and a hellavu lot cheaper??”

    Cheaper than who?

  534. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    As we all know, every team is working our starters, having them throw the most possible pitches. Our underbelly (the bullpen) is softer than Mama Cass.

  535. carl May 6th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Again blame Burnett for our horrible defense/offense.

  536. JoeyA May 6th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    How did we ever win 89 games with Giambi instead of Tex and no pitching staff?

  537. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    AJ up to 80 pitches
    Offense needs to wake up

  538. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    We’re going to see our terrible bullpen bright and early today. Might as well get some studying in.

  539. Terry from NH May 6th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    “try and guess who this guy is that is clutch and wanted to be a yankee? and a hellavu lot cheaper??”

    Cheaper than who?

    cheaper than the money invested in these slumping, overrated chumps!
    Still haven’t guessed?

  540. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    “The blame game is fun for a little while, but I prefer Hungry Hungry Hippo.”

    is that the new selena roberts board game ?

  541. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    So as not to offend the sense and sensibilities of jinxsters, the Mets are not giving Johan Santana much offensive support through 4 innings.

  542. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Jeter isn’t running as fast anymore. He should have beat that out.

  543. docgonzo May 6th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    You could double Sonnastine’s pitch count at the begging of the 4th and he’d still have thrown fewer pitches than Burnett.

  544. JoeyA May 6th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I didn’t know shortstops could do that

  545. mck May 6th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    How do you pronounce Aceves? Just curious

  546. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    man didnt we destroy this guy…jeter is like hitting 400 agaisnt him but hes thrown 10 pitches per inning..its ridiculous..

  547. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Its amazing how Andy Sonenstine with his 85 mph fastball turns our bats to sawdust. Gives me hope that Ian Kennedy can be succesfull one day.

    Its amazing when you have a SS with range.

  548. Terry from NH May 6th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    “You could double Sonnastine’s pitch count at the begging of the 4th and he’d still have thrown fewer pitches than Burnett.”

    Blame the Yanks for not knowing how to work a pitcher who throws 80-85 mph.

  549. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    yankees can not make that play up the middle by bartlett

  550. RS May 6th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Can we please score a run? Or even get a runner in scoring position?

  551. Patrick May 6th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Why are the seats empty?

    Maybe the Yankees playing like crap has something to do with it. That’s one of the reasons I’m not there tonight.

    The offense looks terrible tonight. Sonnanstine has terrible stuff I don’t know why they aren’t driving the ball.

    Burnett is throwing well but he’s not PITCHING well. He’s been in trouble every inning and he’s already at 80 pitches. We’re looking at another 5-6 inning outing by our $85 million pitcher. Meanwhile the incredibly mediocre Andy Sonnanstine is at less than 50 pitches. Wow.

  552. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    TEX ON BASE!!!!! sound the alarms

  553. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Dare I say it, but Sonnanstine is toying with these jokers.

  554. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    we sure make mediocre pitchers look great, if ever a pitcher needs to improve their ERA all they need to do is pitch against the Yankees.

  555. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    WOW, standing O!!!

  556. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    We have a shortstop with range…he’s playing 3rd base

  557. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    “cheaper than the money invested in these slumping, overrated chumps!
    Still haven’t guessed?”

    Oh I know who it is. He isn’t exactly cheap. Short term yes but not cheap.

    Where was he supposed to play? They have LF/ DH covered.

  558. RayRay May 6th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    “Its amazing how Andy Sonenstine with his 85 mph fastball turns our bats to sawdust. Gives me hope that Ian Kennedy can be succesfull one day.”

    offense is embarrassing.

  559. carl May 6th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    lmao you have to be kidding me

  560. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Wow Texeria with a hit, now that Cano has cooled off and Posada is out it would be nice to have Texeria at least play less crappy than he is going right now.

    That was a great play in Left

  561. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    well we have the great 2008 cano back now.

  562. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    bleeeep

  563. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    We seem to have a bunch of these no luck doubles now were doomed not to score.

  564. How ya doin? how how ya doin? May 6th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I blame Randy Levine.

  565. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Damn Robbie

  566. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Cano has lost it and cannot buy a hit with RISP.

  567. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Did anyone really expect them to get either of those guys home?

    Crawford played that really well off the wall. Once he barehanded it, us scoring a run there was never going to happen.

  568. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    0-14. why does robbie have to fall off the cliff.

  569. Terry from NH May 6th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Cano you piece of crap!

  570. Sam May 6th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Here’s what I don’t get: it just seems like Cash has done an awful, awful job. Why did it take 24 games to get a long reliever? And now, where is Tomko? Or a pinch hitter off the bench, at least for a while. If bringing up Tomko or Duncan, say, requires cutting guys from the 40-man roster, then, for Heaven’s sake, why not Ramirez and/or Veras? Have these guys not shown that they are below average? What good is a guy like Ramirez who you just can’t bring into games that are close or games with runners in scoring position? I mean, enough already. I say: don’t blame Girardi, blame Cash!

  571. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Boy, that’s quite some chip the Yankees have on their shoulders tonight.

    Just what Joe Girardi called for.

    Clearly the man has his finger on the pulse of this team and is in completely control of that clubhouse.

  572. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Someone get me a glove and a Rays uni. I think I could spell Sonnanstine when he gets tired, anyone can get the Yanks out right now.

  573. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    If it weren’t so predictably sad, it would almost be funny — like Groundhog’s Day.

  574. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Getting a 2-1 lead for the bullpen to blow would have been more painful.

  575. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    @ Al from BK:

    No doubt, Al… As I mentioned earlier, Girardi called for a “chip on the shoulder,” and boy has he gotten it…

    That’s quite some edge this team is playing with.

    Clearly Joe Girardi is in charge of all things.

  576. rconn23 May 6th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Wrong guy up at the wrong time.

    Cano doesn’t walk.

    I know people think that walks are overvalued, but when you don’t walk it means you have no plate discipline.

    Unless you have an unusually quick bat like Soriano, that’s not good.

  577. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    AJ’s not long for this game – unless they really push him. It’s pretty unbelievable how inefficient he’s been – but at least he’s only given up one run. Of course, that seems like 10 runs with the way the Yankees are hitting. I would prefer a few less Ks and a few more quick groundouts…

  578. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I agree Sam, this is all on Cashman. Girardi is playing the hand he’s dealt.

  579. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    It was bound to happen – Cano’s in a slump, every player goes through it. He’ll be fine.

  580. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    “How do you pronounce Aceves”

    Ah-sev-es

  581. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Hard to be mad at A.J. He’s pitching a good game gave up 1 run and his team has made it feel like 10 runs.

  582. Terry from NH May 6th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    AJ may have a high pitch count, but he is doing his job tonight.. Lineup is putrid! 6 underachievers and 3 automatic outs.. This happens every spring.

  583. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    LOL at Cano’s approach right now… first at bat 1 pitch one out… 2nd at bat gets a 1-0 count and then swings at that pitch lol how about waiting for your pitch and driving it… i knwo hes never going to draw 100 walks but when you have a 1-0 count you can’t have an approach like he had.. Come on they can’t blow AJ’s performance….

  584. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    My super-subtle Chan Ho Park jinx worked. :)

  585. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    These guys are going to get Girardi fired. Now if he was Cashman’s guy doesn’t that get Brian canned too?

  586. Fred Stanley May 6th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Donnie,
    What is wrong with you? I pop in here every once in awhile, and every time you’re behaving like a negative a–hole. You act like this team owes a duty to perform to you and if they don’t, you run off and play you’re video games. For God’s sake, get a life. Move out of mom’s house, you’re making her miserable.

  587. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    AJ’s been really strong. Unfortunately, he’ll be out of there after one more inning.

  588. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    1-2 little runs. ‘Tis all we ask for

  589. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    This team doesn’t respect Joe, look at how Torre has Manny playing in LA. A team of vets needs a veteran manager, lets get Pena or Bowa in here.

  590. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    You guys are frustrated now because its 1-0. By the time we hit the 7th innig stretch the game will be out of reach and our fate will be sealed. You just have to bear the pain for another 2 innings and then we can drink away the night.

  591. RS May 6th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Again we’re trying to hit homeruns. Just get on base!

  592. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    All hail ANdy sonnanstine

  593. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Swisher really needed to draw that walk there

  594. RGR May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Melky needs to read up on how to be patient

  595. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Really working the count here, its a shame AJ will be the loser tonight.

  596. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Do the Yankees hitters with the except of Swisher have somewhere to go?

  597. Yanks22 May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    this team sucks!

  598. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Melky butchered the Butcher Boy play.

    Just play it straight up, Melky, you’ve been doing well.

  599. Abe/s Odd World May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    way to take a pitch melky… moron

  600. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Nice patience, Melky.

    A-Rod can’t single handled stop all these guys from taking bad at-bats. I really am not sure what kind of effect Alex is going to have, other than allowing Tex to see better pitches to hit.

  601. carl May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Cynnastine.

  602. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Oops, doesn’t matter. He would have been erased on a DP.

  603. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    at least he saw 5 pitches

  604. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Wait until the 7th to drink…hogwash…I start marinating ice cubes during the pregame show.

  605. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    hes gonna throw a complete game..gaaahh

  606. Terry from NH May 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Andy Warhol could no-hit this team tonight! 7 pitches 2 outs.

  607. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    *crickets

  608. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    anyone who continues to complain about the noise levels, maybe no one is cheering because there is nothing to cheer about.

  609. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    A pitcher with a 6 era with a 85mph fastball and we have no runs so far. Well I see AJ going 6 innings then the bullpen will give up 4 runs or so then the Yankees will score 3 runs when the game is out of reach. Are you kidding me a 9 pitch inning.

  610. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Why is Swisher swinging on a 3-0 count when they are struggling to even get baserunners….. trying to tie it up lol come on have a clue… they are horrible at working the pitcher this season and that is so key

  611. carl May 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Maybe A-Rod can give these scrubs some tips. At least A-Rod can hit in a non pressure situation. This team can’t even do that.

  612. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    6 pitches so far. Melky is fashioning his butcher boy in the midst of a hitting streak. I wonder whose idea that was?

  613. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Dude is at 61 pitches. :(

  614. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    This team is really hard to watch. Right now, the starters look better, but the offense is nowhere and the bullpen less than zero.

  615. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    This must have been what it was like for the 20 teams that Moose beat last year with his 87mph heater….chinese water torture and now we are the torturees!

  616. Chubbo May 6th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Al From,

    How many hits and strike outs constitutes “Good” game?

    I’d say AJ is pitching as well as anyone not named Zack Grienke tonight.

    In fact the only way AJ could pitch any better is maybe if the team traded uniforms.

    If this wasn’t goddamned pathetic I honestly might be able to turn away HAH

  617. NongEyeJon May 6th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Andy-frickin-Sonnanstine….you’ve got to be kidding me. Why does this not surprise me?

  618. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I really like the way this team is making Sonanstein (spelling?) work…

    Really making life hard for the guy… Of course, it’s not like he came in with an ERA over 6 or anything.

    But obviously this isn’t Girardi’s fault… The team doesn’t look at all dead… They just don’t have any talent.

    Poor Joe Girardi and his short stick.

    Anybody want to bet Girardi talks about “being frustrated” and “needing to come out with a chip on their shoulder tomorrow” during the post game presser???

    Keep on defending the man, PA… He clearly has a firm grip on this team.

  619. tampayank May 6th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    he’s cruising through our lineup, something has to give, Jete and Damon next inning, hopefully they can something going there

  620. C May 6th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    making a pitcher with 7 era look like Cy young GOOD JOB

  621. mrvigs013 May 6th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Peter love the blog but honestly if your going to cry about empty seats in every other comment whats the sense of reading the blog….How about complaining about the Yankees getting guys in here that can score runs or get people out. WHO CARES about the empty seats they don’t play in the field…win games thats how you get people there….

  622. RANSOM ISNT GOOD May 6th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    FIRE KEVIN LONG. THE GUY IS A FRAUD.

  623. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I say we get bludgeoned in this inning.

  624. vince May 6th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    people who swing at the first pitch and at 3-1 pitches should have their lead arm cut off.

  625. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    0-2 to a walk. C’mon, AJ, you just can’t give up batters like that.

  626. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Oh definitely – AJ’s doing his job, just not being efficient. I suspect he’s a guy that will do better in warmer weather……all power pitchers take time to heat up. These guys must be frustrated or at least feel like if they give up a run, it might mean the game.

  627. Vin May 6th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    i dont udnerstand that..0-2 and then u walk a guy who is struggling..i mean i just dont

  628. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I just switched over to Celtics/Magic. This team never scores first and when they do the starters give it right back. The bullpen is horrendous, no silver lining here. This team is awful enough excuses we are a week into May and this team looks like they belong on a golf course not a diamond.

  629. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Comparing Mussina’s and Sonnanstine’s stuff is a joke. They are not even in the same league. Sonnanstine relies on junk and non patient offenses. Mussina’s pitches had ridiculous movement and he had great accuracy… a million times better than this scrub facing the Yankees…

  630. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Actually, Vince, 3-1 is the pitch you DO swing on. Pitchers are generally trying to get it over to get it to a full count, and it’s often times something you can hammer. In theory, anyway.

  631. rodney May 6th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    the ball/strike calls have been very inconsistent these past few nights

  632. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    leadoff walk sure helps the cause.

  633. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    He walked him after 0-2 because he already plunked the other guy he was 0-2 on. gotta have variety

  634. RANSOM ISNT GOOD May 6th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    BRING IN VERAS! HAHAHAHA!

  635. Emitt May 6th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    “Comparing Mussina’s and Sonnanstine’s stuff is a joke”

    Sonnanstine for some reason reminds me of Ian Kennedy

  636. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    102 pitches for burnett.

  637. RS May 6th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Burnett needs to be able to put hitters away after being 0-2

  638. RANSOM ISNT GOOD May 6th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    GAME OVER! WOOOOHOOO!!!

  639. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I don’t hear NEARLY enough boo’s for these gagging losers.

  640. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Wow, ahead of both guys 0-2, and now this

  641. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    AJ’s done. He’s been ahead 0-2 and 1-2 on those guys, and let them off the hook. Problem is, who do you go to? Aceves and Coke are out. It’d probably be Veras or Edwar. No thanks.

  642. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Almost time for LOST. :)

  643. DonnieBaseball May 6th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    This season is on the verge of getting ugly. There really is no excuse not to win both of these games and then sweep Baltimore.

  644. RS May 6th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    leadoff walk scores.

  645. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    bartlett the former twins player can of course bunt.
    out for a run.

  646. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Here we loose the game, not like it wasnt lost before.

  647. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Not a good job by AJ – that’s when he could have used a K. Walking the leadoff guy on 0-2? Ouch

  648. DonnieBaseball May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    “leadoff walk scores.”

    I feel like opponents get the leadoff walk around to score about 95% of the time while the Yankees only do so about 25% of the time. So frustrating.

  649. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    that’s what manufacturing a run looks like? wooooowwww

  650. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    This is sad win 3 lose 3. Omg a runner came in from third with one out being a Yankee fan i thought that was a myth.

  651. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I hope that inept fool Cashman is enjoying the joke of a team he built.

  652. RS May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    This game blows. We should have scored 3 runs off Sonnastine, though.

  653. Chubbo May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Big Joe
    May 6th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    This must have been what it was like for the 20 teams that Moose beat last year with his 87mph heater….chinese water torture and now we are the torturees!

    HAHAGHAHAHA

    Excellent Analogy!!!

    Well played.

    I too often find it retroactively hilarious to ponder that “Mussina Swan Song.”

  654. rconn23 May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    If I knew the team had a bullpen capable of holding any team from scoring more runs that run might be a bug deal.

  655. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Sozyn, isnt it funny how these leadoff walks always score!! Anyway we dont have a monitor….

  656. DonnieBaseball May 6th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    So first Sabathia gets out-pitched by Matt Palmer and now AJ Burnett gets out-pitched by Andy Sonnanstine.

    Those off-season signings really aren’t panning out. All these guys stink.

  657. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I love AJ, but that’s just a terrible job……..I’m disappointed.

  658. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    3 runs might as well be 30. Once again, when the offense is on, the pitching sucks. When the pitching is on, the offense can’t be bothered to hit. Just disappointing all around.

  659. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Game over

  660. Zooboy May 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Sac bunts. Sac flys. Two-out hits with RISP. Is that allowed?

  661. Matt May 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Again, WHERE IS THE OFFENSE?

    It’s not the pitching. It’s our pitiful hitting. Last night we had a 1 run game for 4 straight innings and couldn’t tie it up, and tonight we’re getting shut out by a guy who has nothing and has been AWFUL this year.

  662. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    This team absolutely cannot do anything right at the moment

  663. C May 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    this team is petty sad

  664. C May 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    this team is petty sad

  665. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Hey PA… Does Joe G. take any of the blame for showing all the life of a corpse the day after he called for a chip on their shoulder???

  666. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    We are not very good. Every team we have played has gotten big hits when they need it. We are not capable of doing that and it’s frustrating.

  667. vince May 6th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    unreal. unbelievably frustrating. damnit.

  668. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Betsy, he’s over 100 pitches. He shouldn’t be out there anymore, but there is literally…LITERALLY no one in the bullpen that you can put on the mound without allowing the game to get out of hand.

  669. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Cashman’s pitcher’s spot leading off.

  670. mrvigs013 May 6th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    We have no offense and all they talk about is AROD sliding for the first time…What a joke this team has become….And it all start with Clownardi

  671. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “Almost time for LOST.”

    Isn’t that what we’ve been watching for the past few days already? :(

  672. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Chubbo

    Thanks but I take no pleasure in being right on that one. Just ironic.

  673. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    stop blaming cashman, stop blaming girardi, start blaming the hitters with no ability to hit. yankees should change their name to new york homeruns or bust.

  674. carl May 6th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I really don’t understand how you blame AJ. It’s not like we have a lead again and he blew it. We’re not scoring. If we can’t hit cynnanstine we don’t deserve to win the game.

  675. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    This team is pathetic right now, lets pray the get better winning 4 then losing 4 is not going to get us to the playoffs

  676. RS May 6th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I can just imagine in the postgame all the Yankees hitters will be raving about how good Sonnastine’s stuff was today. For once I’d love someone to say, “You know what? We should have scored off this guy and we did a bad job at the plate.”

  677. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    we have a few themes..

    starters walk to many.

    hitters terrible with RISP..

    Not real complicated….Burnett is the tease he always has been electric stuff, but a little over a 500 pitcher…

    nothing going right a tthe moment.. need to grind, plug away, and try not to do too much.

    BTW Burnett is 32 so he can throw more pitches then Joba…

  678. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    OK so Joe Maddon has not been resigned past this year. Maybe we can get him since the other Joe seems to be doing an ok job for the Dodgers.

  679. C May 6th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    “So first Sabathia gets out-pitched by Matt Palmer and now AJ Burnett gets out-pitched by Andy Sonnanstine.

    Those off-season signings really aren’t panning out. All these guys stink.”

    they didnt get outpitched the offense looks like little leaguers swing a bat with cano not hitting, tex sucking,swish cooling down, and bottom 3 r automatic outs

  680. C May 6th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    “So first Sabathia gets out-pitched by Matt Palmer and now AJ Burnett gets out-pitched by Andy Sonnanstine.

    Those off-season signings really aren’t panning out. All these guys stink.”

    they didnt get outpitched the offense looks like little leaguers swing a bat with cano not hitting, tex sucking,swish cooling down, and bottom 3 r automatic outs

  681. RANSOM ISNT GOOD May 6th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    AUTOMATIC OUT MOLINA IS BATTING NEXT, CANT WAIT.

  682. Jesse Barfield's Hand Cannon May 6th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I realize we’re 25 or so games into the season and we need patience, but this team is brutal to watch. I just want to see some fire, some excitement. I realize how many players are hurt but come on.

  683. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “Almost time for LOST.”

    Isn’t that what we’ve been watching for the past few days already?

    ================================

    But at least the TV show is enjoyable! This team right now, not too much fun to watch :(

  684. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    you have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!

  685. RGR May 6th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Unbelievable. Its like the Yankees think the umps are calling them out after 1 strike

  686. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    one pitch one out

  687. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    1 pitch 1 out against Cashman’s pitcher. Cashman is so bad at his job it’s almost unbelievable.

  688. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    again look at Cano’s #’s with RISP, he needs to stop trying to be a hero.. When is he going to learn this???

  689. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    atta boy Molina-make him work. :(

  690. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    One pitch, one out. Way to go, guys.

    Do they realize this is Andy G.D. Sonnenstine? This guy is garbage. Oh well, I’m used to this.

  691. Chas May 6th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Yes to all the Cy Young references. Pathetic.

  692. Serf May 6th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I can just imagine in the postgame all the Yankees hitters will be raving about how good Sonnastine’s stuff was today. For once I’d love someone to say, “You know what? We should have scored off this guy and we did a bad job at the plate.”

    ——————

    Amen to that. I’m sick of hearing the Yankees saying “We could’ve done this, this and that and maybe next time blah blah blah. He did a real good job blah blah blah.” Do it right the first time Yankees.

  693. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    65 pitches for sonnastine and 2 K’s.. zero walks shocking…..what a concept throw strikes….

  694. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    How many pitches is Sonnanstine up to?

  695. C May 6th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    im predicting a perfect game for the the guy pitching tomorrow

  696. RANSOM ISNT GOOD May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    NICE ONE JETER.

  697. Chas May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    J Sterling: “You don’t have to pitch over 90 mph…”

    No, you just have to pitch to the Yankees. Stop the madness and play small/smartball.

  698. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    they players dont seem to care, so why the hell should the fans to go to the games

  699. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    CY Young candidates are wishing they would pitch against the Yankees every outing

  700. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    This is the part where Damon singles, Tex singles, and with runners on first and third, Matsui will pop out to end the inning.

  701. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Come on Tex, let’s get one on the board!

  702. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Carl, no one is a bigger AJ fan than I am – I’m not killing him for giving up 1 run. However, he just did not do a good job in the 6th – walking batters, giving up hits to so/so hitters – he had to minimize the damage. That 2 out hit was killer. This game is really on the Yankees offense – I agree with that. They seem like they’re getting out classed.

  703. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Okay, Johnny doubled, so nevermind.

    Instead, this is the part where Tex strikes out or pops up in the infield.

  704. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    So will Damon be left stranded?

  705. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    A double with 2 outs who cares

  706. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    yes a player in scoring position. i expect big things here. i am also on pcp

  707. RANSOM ISNT GOOD May 6th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    JETER IS SO F*CKING TERRIBLE. THEY BETTER BREAK UP HIS OLD GUARD PRETTY SOON. IT SHOULD START WITH JETER. NO DEFENSE AND STRICTLY A SINGLES HITTER = USELESS.

  708. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    another pitcher looking to pad his stats against the yankees. I’m tired of above average pitchers no hitting us.

  709. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    things are bad when the positive is, hey look tex is over .200

  710. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    So will Damon be left stranded?

    Does a duck fart ripple pond water?

  711. Will May 6th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Am I only one who sat through last season and watched the same uninspired team flounder all year? If not, how can anyone seriously suggest “its early”. This team looks as if the calendar never turned. Why do so many think things are magically going to change. At some point, it might not be the players, but the atmosphere around the team. The easiest way to change that is by firing the manager. The time has come for the Yankees to shake things up.

  712. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    6 shutout innings for junkballing garbage against the inept fool Cashman’s 206 million dollar laughingstock.

  713. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Sigh. Believe it or not, I hate when I’m right about these things.

  714. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    who had strike out in the pool?

  715. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    hey look at that

  716. aronik May 6th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    who comes off the books at the end of the year?
    Damon who else

  717. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Seriously, did arod ever go 0-18 with risp? COME ON!!!!!!

  718. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    What can you say, they’re offensively challenged. :shock:

  719. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    get over the cashman’s team thing. he cannot help that half our team is hurt at the same time, and the skill players cannot hit when someone gets on base.

  720. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    It’s really sad knowing that you’re gonna lose by the 7th inning every game. I’m out goodnight all.

  721. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    at least the Mets are getting 1 hit by chan HO Park

  722. yanks0616 May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    stupid old team. jeter is done and he can’t hold a jockstrap to arod.

    fire retardi, long and the idiot of a pitching coach.

  723. Corey May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    OMFG

    Tex what are you looking at. This is unbelievable, we got another Jason Giambi, walk, so or hr.

  724. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Will, im sorry but i just dont see how girardi is the thing that will change this team. all firing him will do is exactly what it did for the mets.. absolutely nothing. if the team cant be inspired by the fact that their the f*ckin yankees than theres nothing you can do but change the squad.

  725. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Tex is so overrated. He has Arod with out the fabulous numbers.

  726. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Anybody else sick of seeing Yankees players yucking it up with the opposition when we’re getting our asses kicked??? AGAIN???

    But just remember, no matter how asleep-at-the-wheel this team looks, Joe Girardi is not accountable for ANY of that… PA said so.

  727. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    matsui

  728. Peter Abraham May 6th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Did A-Rod eve go 0-18 with RISP?

    Yes, its called the playoffs. He’s 0 for his last 27 with runners on base in the postseason.

  729. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    If Arod is healthy then they have to bring him back for Friday’s game. No if’s and’s or but’s. Let him get his at bats up here. The lineup is just absolutely brutal. They are such easy outs and don’t have long at bats where they battle. Now lets see how long the bullpen can go before they give up the usual tack on runs.

  730. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Boston and Toronto should just rest until October.

  731. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    “Does a duck fart ripple pond water”

    :lol:

  732. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    “who comes off the books at the end of the year?
    Damon who else”

    Damon, Matsui, Nady, Pettitte. I would hope to sign one of Holliday/Crawford to replace Nady or Damon. The more and more I see of this team the more I am thinking about 2010 sadly.

  733. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Well, its time for BP on yes. Batting Practice.

  734. Corey May 6th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    If we lose this game. Fire the retardi. They are too good of friends with him. We need buck showalter

  735. Peter Abraham May 6th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Please do not post in ALL CAPS.

    It’s annoying to others and labels you as a moron. So stop.

  736. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Would SOMEBODY PLEASE wheel a TV in front of George’s bed???

  737. Will May 6th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Not only does Girardi not manage the game well, but I’ve nver seen so many players jog down the line, make mental errors and socialize with the opponent. The atttitude around this team has changed. That stems from the manager. It’s time to shake that up.

  738. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Jeter’s defense is just getting worse every year…

  739. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Yeah, lets make more excuses for the inept fool GM. It’s not like the he has the resources to build depth for this team so that he doesn’t get caught with his dumbass pants down every time there is an injury. FIRE THIS BUM.

  740. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Yankee fans booing is really annoying. I mean, its SO uneeded at this point

  741. Mop Up Man May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    WIRE: unathletic Yankee team being beaten by younger, athletic team playing better fundamental baseball. Oh, wait, that’s not news.

  742. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    crawford will be on 3rd before you can blink

  743. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    can you say 4 nothing

  744. Serf May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    QUICK! Somebody make me feel better about the Yankees 13-14 record by reminding me of an old team that started out crap and made the playoffs.

  745. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Glad to see you here, Pete…

    So tell us… Is Joe Girardi accountable for ANY of this???

    How dead can a team look before you start giving the manager a little heat???

  746. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    why would we want matt holliday? because all of these big money contracts are really working for us.

    does holliday even have a homerun yet this year?

  747. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    if billy martin’s ghost came back to manage this team they would still be total crap.

  748. Jonesy May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    oh boy….

  749. Jerry May 6th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    every night I turn on TV, Yanks are behind.
    Fire Cashman

  750. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    albeit more entertaining..

  751. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Bring in buck, if he cant do it its ok. Because whenever he leaves something gold happens.

    Yankees win the series, ESPN wins and espy.

    All goods in my books for bringing this guy in to replace retardi

  752. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Crawford gets #20

  753. Dee May 6th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    i say we go after crawford next year

  754. Emitt May 6th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    fongool!

  755. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Peter Abraham
    May 6th, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    Did A-Rod eve go 0-18 with RISP?

    Yes, its called the playoffs. He’s 0 for his last 27 with runners on base in the postseason.

    Well, its the REGULAR season and we could sure use THOSE numbers right now.

  756. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Al from BK: was that a real goodnight or was that a James Brown-style false exit?

  757. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    jeter= done season=over

  758. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    definitely rather have crawford than holliday. no more guys who depend on homeruns

  759. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Game over Disgrace

  760. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    We got a guy with a chance to be a really dynamic, athletic player… He got BENCHED by Joe Girardi after 18 games!

  761. Woe unto thee May 6th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    And George lamented with this lamentation over Joe and over Cashman his GM:
    … The beauty of The Yankees is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
    Tell it not in New England, publish it not in the streets of Boston; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

  762. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Can C.C give some pounds to edwar.

  763. Vince the Shamwow Guy May 6th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Edwar stinks

  764. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    walk pena.

  765. The Ghost May 6th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Has it become painfully obvious to anyone else that Jeter no longer has the range to be a major league SS? We’ve got a guy with a 3rd baseman’s range playing SS tonight and a guy who is supposedly a world class SS playing 3rd base – badly. Screw offense these Girardi better start thinking about defense. The Yankees are 11-3 in games where they do not make an error this year.

    DJ and Posada can no longer field their position and there is no where else to put either of them.

  766. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    If you wanna watch GOOD baseball, turn on SNY

  767. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Why not put blame where it is due?

    The hitting has been awful, and the pen.

    Yesterday Joba had an AWFUL start, but he settled and dealt. Yet the Yankees can only score 3 runs. Today, AJ did pretty good, Yet the Yankees can’t score off a junkballer.

  768. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I hope Girardi pitches Robertson in the 8th inning. They need to see if he is an option in the late innings. We have seen Ramirez already. He doesnt have the pitches to get it done. I don’t know what Girardi sees in him.

  769. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    You guys are busting on Jeter…and I, for the life of me, can’t understand why. Like, seriously, do you know anything about baseball, or do you just read other people’s comments and react to them? I am not trying to zing you, I honestly want to know. That was a slow grounder from a guy with blazing speed. He would have been safe no matter who was fielding. If you want to hate on Jeter, that’s fine, but wait until he actually does something worth hating.

  770. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Bring in Buck!!!

  771. Mark-Cant Touch This May 6th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    yeah replace damon with crawford I would like that, but you know as soon as he lands in a Yankee uni he will pull a hammy

  772. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    “QUICK! Somebody make me feel better about the Yankees 13-14 record by reminding me of an old team that started out crap and made the playoffs.”

    2007 yankees were under .500 going to the all star break and still made it as the wild card

  773. mmx May 6th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Yankees just have no will to win.

  774. ransom isn't good May 6th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    TIME FOR AROD TO TAKE OVER SS.

  775. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    “We got a guy with a chance to be a really dynamic, athletic player… He got BENCHED by Joe Girardi after 18 games!”

    Thats because Melky “Prince Fielder JR” Cabrera showed that he has talent to hit HRs in April from the 9 hole

  776. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    HELLO???

    PETE???

    IS THIS THING ON???

    Joe Girardi???

    Accountable for ANYTHING???

    Yes???

    No???

    Maybe???

  777. Andrew May 6th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Well, pete, I know you’ve never been in the bleachers, but that’s most likely due to a Boston fan being out there and doing something obnoxious. Thanks for the breaking news, though! Admirable journalism!

  778. ransom isn't good May 6th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    i think nick green has more power than jeter.

  779. Mr.November May 6th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Imagine Michael Kay as the Yankee manager?

  780. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Nice inning Edwar.

  781. j russell May 6th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    i have never seen so many people thrown out than i did last night in the bleachers. it actually made the game better for me.

  782. Jason May 6th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Hey pete any whispers out about Joe Girardi being fired because they do not play at all for this guy. Just imagine him trying to clown around with one of the players. hes awful

  783. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    “The hitting has been awful, and the pen.”

    That’s the sign of a terrible team. When they pitch they don’t hit and vice versa. The games where they actually score runs like 6 or 7 they give up 10..so they lose.

  784. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Crap. That was good Edwar. That means next time he comes out, he’ll be bad Edwar…which of course means he’ll be used in the 7th inning when we have a 4-3 lead.

  785. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Dee
    May 6th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    i say we go after crawford next year

    I say no because with our luck he will not perform.

  786. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Andrew May 6th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Well, pete, I know you’ve never been in the bleachers, but that’s most likely due to a Boston fan being out there and doing something obnoxious. Thanks for the breaking news, though! Admirable journalism!

    lol

  787. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Last night the manager of the New York Yankees said his team “had to come out today with a chip on their shoulder.”

    Everybody who thinks they did, raise your hand.

    Clearly Joe Girardi is right on top of everything and in completely control.

  788. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Everyone stop getting so negative Think positive and positive things will happen

  789. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Everyone stop getting so negative Think positive and positive things will happen

  790. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Everyone stop getting so negative Think positive and positive things will happen

  791. Redding May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    What?

    Edwar pitched a scoreless inning?

    Does he get to keep the ball?

  792. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Isn’t this one of the signs of the apocalypse? A scoreless inning from Edwar? :P

  793. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    A chance to pick up ground on the Sox and to stay above .500 and we are getting shut-out by a guy with a 6 ERA.

  794. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Edwar got tough when he had to…

    Now let’s get some runs!

    Go Yanks!

  795. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    A stupid miracle happened.

  796. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    The first comment at 9:10 has no place on this blog.

  797. Patrick May 6th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    “The Bleacher Creatures are chanting “Boston sucks.” That makes sense. The Yankees are 0-5 against Boston and playing Tampa Bay. ”

    We’re becoming more and more like the REd Sox every day. That’s the kind of thing they do :(

    Edwar just did a great job. He really bared down and got out of the inning. Unfortunately the offense has been inept tonight; 3 runs might as well be 30.

  798. Montclair May 6th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Yeah… as if Damon or A-Rod would respond to Buck Showalter.

    They would turn on him so fast and he’d be out of here.

  799. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Here comes the single double and Homerun

  800. Devon May 6th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Sonnanstine is like the right handed version of Casey Fossum.

  801. Carl79 May 6th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    AJ has always had mediocre control and threw a lot of pitches

    He isin’t Roy Halladay. He isin’t a “workhorse”. He is never going to have quick innings.

  802. ray (sox fan) May 6th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: The Bleacher Creatures are chanting “Boston sucks.” That makes sense. The Yankees are 0-5 against Boston and playing Tampa Bay.

    That makes as much sense as the Patr iots fans chanting “Yankees Suck” in the crowd after they cheated their way to their first Super Bowl… and Im a Patr iots fan

  803. Jermaine D'Twan Monroe-Gibbons May 6th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Pete, they’re saying “Box Seats Suck.” They always say that after the Roll Call. And they can do it now because the whole section behind the plate is empty.

  804. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Maybe in Girardi’s meeting today with the pitchers they told Ramirez if he doesn’t get people out they won’t feed him.

  805. Jim May 6th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Anyone else tired of hearing about the poor turnout at the stadium thus far? Seriously, we get it, people who have bought the seats behind home plate aren’t showing for games, and a majority of those tickets aren’t even sold. But how many more times do we have to have it shoved down our throats Pete?

  806. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    That’s just all defense

  807. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Put Melancon back out there and see how he responds after last night.

    They are losing by three runs. Girardi probably won’t use him in a big situation for awhile so he might as well stick him out there now.

    The kid can’t learn if he sits out in the pen and rots for a week because Girardi doesn’t want to use him.

  808. Emitt May 6th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    damn Sonnanstine is having a good night. 7th inning 80 pitches

  809. Outlawz May 6th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Because these millionaires need a manager to get them to play hard.

    What are these 22 yr old kids? We’re paying these guys all this money and they can’t play hard unless a manager screams at them?

    This mess is an indictment on the players more than it is on Girardi.

  810. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    7 shutout innings for junkballing crap against the inept fool Cashman’s joke of a team. These gagging losers are making me wish for 2008…

  811. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    No, C, here comes the ground out, fly out, strike out.

  812. mmx May 6th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    From the way Yankees offense is hitting against every pitcher who has an ERA > 5, I’m wondering whether Yankees are doing any pregame scouting and do their homework?

    It’s either players’ fault, manager’s fault, or hitting coach’s fault. But seems no one is resonsible for it.

  813. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    at least someones pissed they’re losing..

  814. John May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    And Cleveland is going into Fenway and beating up the Sox

    Tampa is 10-15 and they come into our building and throw a complete game shutout

    Embarrassing

  815. Matt May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Good for Swisher. That call was a joke, not even CLOSE.

  816. Devon May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    At least someone cares out there. Good job Swish

  817. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    there is some fire stupid umpires

  818. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    And the only one with any fire on this team gets tossed. great.

  819. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Burnett can only wish to get that pitch called a strike..The strike zone so far this season has been unreal. As the Yanks continue to get man handled by another garbage pitcher.

  820. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Yeah they’re chanting “box seat sucks”. And after every roll call at renovated stadium they chanted “Boston Suck”. No one made a big deal of it. But since it’s a new stadium I guess it’s ok to pile on.

  821. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    u wanna see GREAT baseball turn on nesn

  822. Bombersman86 May 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    The Dead Bats society is blowing an economical performance from Burnett, who’s filthy stuff is keeping these guys off balance.

    Gosh, can we ever get a situational hit?????

  823. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    And hello, Brett Gardner.

    Swish is clearly frustrated, and I know you can’t argue balls and strikes…but they are giving NO ONE any rope, and that’s just not right. This crew of guys clearly thinks they’re part of the game, and that’s unfortunate. If we don’t see this crew ever again, it’ll be too soon.

  824. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    It’s Gardner time now! It’s all stacked up for that spot in the order to come up in a clutch situation and Gardy can grit one out.

    The Red Sox without Youk have been neutered vs. Carl Pavano. Believe it or not!

  825. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    swisher just slowed down sonnestine by stepping way out of the box.

    then the umpire penalized him for making everyone wait.

    the games within the game.

  826. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Well, the Yanks haven’t had a complete game shut out pitched against them so far this year. At least they are finding new ways to lose.

  827. Sean Serritella May 6th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I just wanted to announce that this bites.

  828. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Raining real hard now in Jersey

  829. The Ghost May 6th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    If I’m Girardi I pull Swisher out of the game anyway for swinging for a home run with no one on and down 3-0.

  830. TD May 6th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles)
    May 6th, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    I really hope Tampa becomes extremely Jewish this offseason and not pick up Crawfords 10M dollar option

    *******************************************

    Pete…you should remove this post, and ban this ass from the blog.

  831. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    ALbaladejo throws 1 pitch.

  832. Bombersman86 May 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    ANyone know how credible a source Selena Roberts is and if her book will actually sell?????

    http://zsmart.blogspot.com/200.....dated.html

    The Poster Boy for controversy better not be sensitive alex when we need these runs

  833. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    What is more embarrassing?

    A) Cell phone going off at a Funeral.

    B) Falling in public

    C) The New York Yankees

  834. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Here comes Girardi’s boyfriend to pitch the 8th..Is he ever going to give another pitcher a chance?!! Alba has been awful and he pitches him everyday. Girardi try someone new already!!

  835. H-Town May 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    You can buy talent, you can’t buy mental makeup.

    These guys are all pressing and look as tight as a drum. Has nothing to do with heart, they are just melting under the lights and letting pressure get to them. They look like the Mets in September.

  836. Devon May 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Can anyone in the pen throw strikes?

  837. Matt May 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    This umpiring crew has been CONSISTENTLY TERRIBLE.

    Burnett wasn’t even getting called strikes on pitches over the plate and Sonnastine gets a pitch 3 inches outside?

  838. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    And Girardi continues to run the 3 Stooges out there.

  839. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 6th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Well, we got a good effort from Ramirez…maybe we’ll get one from Albaladejo…

    Then it’s the offense’s turn…

    Go Yanks!

  840. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    what happend to Murderer’s Row & cano

  841. Motive May 6th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Agree, Sean (and spark).

  842. Patrick May 6th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Boy oh boy that meeting today really helped.

    The Yankees have 4 hits, 0 runs against the very mediocre Andy Sonnanstine. They haven’t even made the guy work, he’s at only 84 pitches through 7 innings. Does it get much worse than a complete game shutout vs Andy freaking Sonnanstine?

  843. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    “If I’m Girardi I pull Swisher out of the game anyway for swinging for a home run with no one on and down 3-0.”
    First of all it was 1-0 and Giradi probably gave him the green light to hit 3-0 trying to tie it up with the bottom of the lineup coming up

  844. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Shockingly Boston is playing another team aside from the Yankees and they are back to being the same mediocre team they are when they aren’t playing the Yankees. There is no better example of what UTTER GARBAGE this yankee team is.

  845. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    What is more embarrassing?

    A) Cell phone going off at a Funeral.

    B) Falling in public

    C) The New York Yankees

    ————-

    I vote for choice “D”

    D) Al from BK

    Have some perspective.

    Ups and downs happen throughout 162 games. But you’re no different than a Red Sox troll with all the nonsense you spew on a daily basis.

  846. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I love that kid

  847. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Hey Pete…

    Joe Girardi’s team is getting SHUT OUT by a guy with a 7 ERA.

    Does it look to you like they have that “chip on their shoulder” the manager called for just last night????

  848. Motive May 6th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Excellent play by Pena.

  849. Big Joe May 6th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Patrick

    I think the meeting was with the pitchers only. I may be wrong but that’s what I read. The pitchers have not been terrible. Batters meeting tomorrow…same bat time….

  850. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    look at the positive our offense cant be worse than the past 3 days right?

  851. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Man I think A-Rod was correct we do need Jose Reyes.

  852. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I love Tex…on defense.

  853. Devon May 6th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Come on boys lets get a rally.

  854. The Ghost May 6th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    C wrote:

    First of all it was 1-0 and Giradi probably gave him the green light to hit 3-0 trying to tie it up with the bottom of the lineup coming up

    _____

    I was talking about the at bat he got thrown out on. The score was 3-0 at the time. I’m so sick of watching Yankees swing for the fences when they are down by multiple runs with no one on base. They need baserunners. Swing for hits.

  855. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “Ups and downs happen throughout 162 games. But you’re no different than a Red Sox troll with all the nonsense you spew on a daily basis.”

    Would you care to name some of these “ups” all I have seen from this team is horrific under-achievement. I think following up your 5th straight loss to your biggest enemy with this tonight pretty much sums up the team. Yes but I am the one acting ridiculously.

  856. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Here comes Cashman’s garbage parade at the bottom of the lineup.

  857. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    thats right, jose reyes, just what we need.. one more player that wont give a f***

  858. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    It stinks I want to go see the new stadium but driving 1 hour each way and paying $50 bucks is just not worth it right now with the way this team is playing. It seems like they win 1 out of every 5 games so the odds of being there on a good night is very slim. Maybe that is what alot of people are thinking and that is why there are so many empty seats.

  859. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    “look at the positive our offense cant be worse than the past 3 days right?”

    Every time I think that with this team they find a new way to disappoint.

  860. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Arod is coming

  861. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Alabedjo again? I was a fan, but he’s been very mediocre lately – not only that, but his arm is going to fall off. I don’t care how badly anyone pitches – I don’t want them to get hurt. This is ridiculous. Really, Joe’s use of the pen is hideous

  862. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Alabedjo again? I was a fan, but he’s been very mediocre lately – not only that, but his arm is going to fall off. I don’t care how badly anyone pitches – I don’t want them to get hurt. This is ridiculous. Really, Joe’s use of the pen is hideous

  863. Jay May 6th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Why would you play money to watch this gutless team?

    You can sit at home and watch them get owned by a 85 MPH junkballer.

  864. dave May 6th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Cano is the only player in the game that can go from hitting everything and being on a season long hitting strike to a slump without a single game of transition.

    What the hell is wrong with this offense? Sonnastine had a terrible era when this game started. Masterson was not doing well before he faced us. Verlander had an era of 9 and we turned his season around when he faced us. I dont think its the pitching though – i think this offense is anemic for some reason.

    And the only thing i like about yankee stadium is the actually stadium. The organization has done everything within its power to completely ruin this transition for the fans. Last year sucked and was the worst season of my life to close out the house that ruth built. Now, they give us 10 year ticket holders the worst seats in the stadium and put security in every single section to make sure the thousands of empty seats stay empty.

    WANT TO HEAR A PLAN FOR HOW TO FIX THE EMPTY SEATS BEHIND HOMEPLATE? Let the packed bleacher section go into the better sections. They can better seats and the team doesnt look like jack@$$es. The yank organization needs to buy a clue – they are really hurting themselves and that joke that they called cutting prices was another slap in the face. Yea, cut prices to your 2000 dollar season ticket seats. What the heck is that going to do except buy you more bad publicity? Good job – now the team is playing badly and the franchise as a whole looks even more pathetic. Great way to open the new stadium!

  865. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    “thats right, jose reyes, just what we need.. one more player that wont give a f***”

    Very true, the last thing we need is a player from the Mets. They have more talent than we do out on the field yet they play with even less pride if thats even possible.

  866. Johnny D. May 6th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I want these idiots to have a long losing streak.

  867. dana May 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    “The Bleacher Creatures are chanting “Boston sucks.” That makes sense. The Yankees are 0-5 against Boston and playing Tampa Bay.”

    Ugh. That’s pathetic. We sound like Boston fans. I hate that we’ve turned into them.

  868. dana May 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    “The Bleacher Creatures are chanting “Boston sucks.” That makes sense. The Yankees are 0-5 against Boston and playing Tampa Bay.”

    Ugh. That’s pathetic. We sound like Boston fans. I hate that we’ve turned into them.

  869. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    In between the heartaches (keeping with the Bacharach/David theme), Burnett delivered that dreaded ‘quality start’ and Edwar and Alby haven’t thrown their usual gasoline on the fire.

    Put this one on the weakness of the lineup, not the pitching.

  870. Chris May 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Don’t count on it, TD. Dumbasses like that are the glue that binds this blog together.

  871. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    BOX SEATS SUCK BOX SEATS SUCK

  872. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    heres some perspective in yankeeland a) the team is old slow overpaid no range horrid bullpin b) no farm system & c)and above everything else empty seats ttttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yyyyyyyannnnnnnnnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeesssss lose Again

  873. no.27 May 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    “Did A-Rod eve go 0-18 with RISP?

    Yes, its called the playoffs. He’s 0 for his last 27 with runners on base in the postseason.”

    Since you’re posting in the message section tonight could you answer this question: Did you contribute to Selena Roberts’ book on Alex Rodriguez? With all the investigating she did, I’m sure she would have come to the Yankee beat writers for information and with the way you write about Rodriguez on here, I’m sure you’d be able to fill a few chapters for her.

    So, did you contribute to Selena Roberts’ book?

  874. Harold May 6th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Melancon, Robertson, Edwar, Veras, Albaladejo, and Coke all pitched last night

    Who do you want to pitch Betsy? CC?

    Maybe if the starters decided to give us some innings, the pen wouldn’t be tired out. Someone has to pitch these innings.

  875. beedogs May 6th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    “The Bleacher Creatures are chanting “Boston sucks.” That makes sense. The Yankees are 0-5 against Boston and playing Tampa Bay.”

    They’re chanting “box seats suck”. They always do.

  876. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    “Arod is coming”

    He needs to hurry up, although I’d switch him from 3B to DH for awhile.

  877. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    what are the chances of molina and pena on base at the same time?

  878. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    If the Yankees lose, this loss is squarely on the offense.

  879. Dev0 May 6th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    man we suck. If the offense is having trouble figuring out Sonnanstine just imagine what would happen if Garza was pitching.

  880. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Pena made him work and then got a hit.

    Where was that 5 innings ago?

  881. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Ofcourse this is the spot where the pinch hitter should be batting. But ofcourse this team doesnt have 1. Cashman is a joke…

  882. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Crawford is a FA which yr ?

  883. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Molina is a DP in human form.

  884. Fred Stanley May 6th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Is there a rationale reason why this team is carrying 13 pitchers? This is an especially impermissive impediment in the AL with DH. Why did Tony LaRussa ever have to have any success with specialized pitching?

  885. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I feel like we’re never gonna see Mo again..

  886. James May 6th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    How can we this bad?

    Forget A-Rod… most teams could only dream of having Damon-Jeter-Teixeria-Cano-Matsui-Swisher on their team.

    We look completely overmatched. We can’t even score.

  887. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    he cannot dh. matsui is actually hitting.

  888. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Would you care to name some of these “ups” all I have seen from this team is horrific under-achievement. I think following up your 5th straight loss to your biggest enemy with this tonight pretty much sums up the team. Yes but I am the one acting ridiculously.

    ———-

    So if you don’t like it – turn off the TV and stop watching. It’s a very simple and easy fix.

    People also overreact when they lose to the Red Sox. They haven’t had a winning record in any season against them since 2003 – but they’ve turned it around and outplayed them from June through September.

    The starters haven’t gotten on a roll yet and they will. Teixeira hasn’t hit and A-Rod hasn’t played a single game. They’ve also had a number of injuries.

    Be a man for once instead of constant whining. I can copy and paste 100 comments by you whining and moaning about everything and it’s stupid.

    Sit back and be patient and watch what happens.

    If that’s too much for you – go find another hobby. You’re part of the reason why this forum turns to horse dung during game threads.

  889. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    “Pena made him work and then got a hit.”

    He is a rookie. :?

  890. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    dam it almost happened :(

  891. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Just can’t catch a break. Happened last night, happening again tonight.

  892. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    cant catch a break. he will K now.

  893. Travis May 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Sad that our best pinch hitter is the Sr. Citizen

  894. Brian May 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    about 2 weeks ago, i was thinking “Girardi might be gone by the all-star break.” now i think he’ll be lucky to survive june.

  895. Are we good yet? May 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Rally?

  896. dave May 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    This team is just a joke right now – call me when you find where you left your balls! These games are a waste of my time. I’ll come back when they grow a pair.

  897. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Now can Jeter come up in the clutch and do it?

  898. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    For the love of Christ, Jeter, you are a singles hitter…HIT A FRIGGIN’ SINGLE.

  899. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I would have sent him, but good AB by Molina, great baserunning by Pena.

  900. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Lets play strand the runners!

  901. Marcus May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    The internet is not good for baseball.

  902. Emitt May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    “man we suck. If the offense is having trouble figuring out Sonnanstine just imagine what would happen if Garza was pitching.”

    I don’t even want to imagine that

  903. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    NVm it just happened. now what are the chances of jeter getting a base hit with 2nd and 3rd?

  904. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    girardi will not be fired.

    he is working with what he has.

  905. Banjo May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    We could be 20 games out in July and Franco will tell us to be patient and we’ll be fine.

    Optimism quickly turns to delusion.

  906. RS May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Molina hits two hard balls down the right field line? I didn’t think that was possible…

    Come on, Captain Clutch.

  907. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Alex can not be the savior for the team. For one, he’s just one man – he’ll get up 4 times a game. That leaves a whole bunch of outs to be made by other players. More importantly, he’s going to be rusty and will probably get off to a slow start. I expect he’ll be booed per usual…

    I won’t kill Cano for being human – every player goes into a slump. I really don’t know what to say about this offense – if their good hitters don’t hit, then the Yankees are toast. We’ve got no choice but to wait it out.

  908. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Well that’s a first. Ofcourse they probably won’t leave there bases. If Jeter and Damon can’t do anything here then they really stink. When will Pena and Molina ever be on base together again?!…

  909. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    “Sad that our best pinch hitter is the Sr. Citizen”

    He’s getting DFA’d after tonight.

  910. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Step up Jeter

  911. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    where are all the yankee stadium homeruns?!?

    i thought pop ups went out here in which case we should have 100 more homeruns.

  912. Adam May 6th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Here comes jeter grounding into a fielder’s choice and getting an RBI.

  913. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    How can we screw this up, this time???

  914. vin May 6th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    jeter is 1-1 with a HR of wheeler

  915. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I think I just brought the Molina mojo good luck!

    :)

    Just got back in. Here is what I will say, and what I said last night when we had the same thing happening.

    YA GOTTA PLATE SOME RUNS WHEN YOU GOT SECOND AND THIRD AND ONE OUT! PLEASE!!!!!

    Here’s something predictable. Red Sox have gone into their “we just took care of the Yankees and now guess what?” swoon. Tribe winning 7-2.

    How did AJ pitch overall?

  916. mg May 6th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    For the record I am out in right and it wasn’t a boston sucks chat, it was the classic box seats suck chat. Appropriate and true.

  917. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I know it’s all about the W’s and L’s (and the benjamins), but on an entertainment level, the Yanks’ offense has been really dull up until this point, but the bottom of the order has just shown a pulse and we have an actual exciting moment in this game. Can we as fans enjoy it?

  918. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Brandon-I think they’ll keep Angel up for a week or so. You want to make sure that Alex doesn’t re injure it. They’ll send someone from the pen down.

  919. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    “I won’t kill Cano for being human – every player goes into a slump.”

    Hard to kill a player who has carried the offense all season.

    Micheal Kay SHUT UP !

  920. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    how about jeter singles and a 3 run homerun for damon?

  921. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    spark
    dont worry.. we’ll find a way.

  922. Brian May 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    don’t worry spark, they’ll find a way.

  923. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Jeter we need a slap single. Not a big swing…

  924. RS May 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Good news- Cleveland managed to score 7 runs off Masterson and Hunter Jones.

    Bad news- that same combo of pitchers shut the Yankees down last weekend.

    Also good news- Pavano in line to get the win in Boston :)

  925. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    A-Roid is coming

  926. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Wheeler definitely has the girl with the curl syndrome.

    We’ll see which Wheeler we get tonight.

  927. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Oh, great. Why do I feel like a K is coming?

  928. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    JEter are you serious?

  929. Brian May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    ahh. there it is.

  930. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Great AB Jeter. GAG GAG GAG GAG GAG.

  931. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    shocking.

  932. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    JETER SERIOUS? cant even get 1 run?

  933. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    How do you take that pitch? The ump has been calling it all night.

  934. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Oh. Because it is.

    All those that wanted to bust on Jeter? NOW you may do so for check swinging balls right down the middle of the plate.

  935. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Terrible at bat. Swing the bat Jeter.

  936. Brandon W May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I’m really impressed with Pena. So he’s had a couple errors at 3rd, some that are pretty unexcused even given that he isn’t a 3rd baseman by trade. He’s also flashed some nice leather from time to time, and this kid (that everyone said was going to be overmatched in the bigs) is actually getting some hits. Sure, he isn’t A-rod, and pitchers aren’t really afraid of what Pena can do to them… but he still impresses me nonetheless. He has actually stepped up a bit to try to fill his role.

  937. vin May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    man how can he just take a pitch like that..jeez derek of all the ppl

  938. Brian May 6th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    never thought i would admit this, but i miss a-rod.

  939. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Damon 3 run home run. Im callin it.

  940. no.27 May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    The ump’s had a fat strikezone all night. You can’t take that pitch with 2 strikes.

  941. rconn23 May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Jeter looked just awful in that at bat.

  942. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    If they dont score in this inning, i am going to go insane!!!

  943. Mr. Burns May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Now even Jeter can’t get clutch hits

    This team is toast. Come back next year, maybe then this team will have heart.

  944. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    you should be protecting the plate there.. thats a bad out by jeter, cant wait for damon to pop out.

  945. randy l. May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    jeter with a horrible at bat.

    puzzling.

  946. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Damon this game is in your hands

  947. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    ofcourse great time to take a pitch.

  948. M. Kay's Head May 6th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Captain unclutch

  949. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Brian -

    BIG time.

  950. dion james May 6th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    can we get damon to walk so we can see Tex strike out again

  951. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Take the bat off your shoulder. The pitch was too close to take.

  952. daver May 6th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    damon will walk and then Tex will hit an HR.

    (I can dream, can’t I?)

  953. Dutch Hugo May 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    This team sucks so bleeping hard. They should be booed out of the stadium, every single one of them. Yet another pathetic at-bat and failure to even put the bat on the ball with a runner on third and less than two outs. Amazingly disgusting. This team bloooooooows!

  954. RS May 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Now would be a nice time for an upperdecker in left field.

  955. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    We didn’t hit this guy at all last year. I’m not gonna be surprised if we don’t do it here. I mean, it’d be nice, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

  956. Mark D May 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Just give Texiera a chance Johnny…

  957. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I’d love Damon to get on just so I can watch Tex fail again.

  958. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    They are really going threw the motions. Including captain great who no one is allowed to talk bad about. The Yanks know that they are calling pitches off the plate strikes..Atleast make contact, swing the bat, you can’t take that pitch.

  959. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I think Derek froze at the plate because there was nobody on first for him to double up.

    :D

  960. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    pitching around damon to get to tex. insulting.

  961. Brian May 6th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    indeed trisha lol. we all better hope that damon does something magical, because that giant waste of money is up next.

  962. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Prediction… Damon walks, Tex with bases loaded

  963. dion james May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    here we go

  964. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    *hey!*

    How did AJ look tonight?

  965. Yankees 'N More May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Boy can Joe Girardi motivate a team, or what!

    Ayyyy, Petey boy??? You there??? Wanna defend Joe Girardi some more???

    They really came out with their pants on fire tonight!

  966. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Lets go tex lets go. Its all on you.

  967. daver May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    come on Tex…this could be your Yankee moment

  968. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    here comes a tex message

  969. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    “Damon 3 run home run. Im callin it.”

    not quite, carl, but I appreciate your calling something besides a loss!

  970. CENTRAL CT YANKEE May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Come On TEXXXXXXXX…..This is your Giambi Moment!!!!!

  971. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    now would be a good time to hit Tex..oh god let this guy get a hit..

  972. Brian May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    GODDAMMIT! guarantee teixeira grounds into a dp.

  973. JR May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    cmon tex!!!!! please do something

  974. tommyfusco May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    oh man this is tex’s’ giambi’s homer in the rain’ moment

  975. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Lets just hope Teixiera doesn’t swing for the fences like he did Monday against Paplebon.

  976. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Grand Salami. It must happen. It has been written in prophecy.

  977. RS May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Huge moment for Tex. With one swing he can become the new Tino Martinez…with a K or popout he might become the new Arod.

  978. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Bottom of the 14th against Minny – that was the Giambi game

  979. M. Kay's Head May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    How did I know the Giambi tape was coming on?

  980. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    pop up to right?

  981. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Trisha,

    AJ was really good. K’ed 8, walked 1. The runs he gave up were fundamental baseball. He didn’t give up the 2nd and 3rd runs until he was over 100 pitches. He looked really sharp tonight. Probably his second or third best start for us.

  982. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Sheesh, Bruney – how stupid was this guy?

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

    At some point during Spring Training, Brian Bruney began to realize that with every pitch he threw, he was risking “blowing a ligament and being out a year and a half.” He felt pain in his right elbow with each and every toss, yet he ignored it.

  983. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    tommyfusco, i was thinking the same thing.

  984. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    remember when the rays sucked

  985. urch May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    & I was more worried about facing Garza. This guy pitched one hell of a game. Give credit where credit is due.

  986. Sean Serritella May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Texas fans on message boards have said that Mark never comes through with men on base or pressure situations and that he will drive Yankee fans crazy because of it. Let’s see how he does here.

  987. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Lets GO MARKY T!!!

  988. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    And of course, Tex is swinging for the fences. Good lord, this is depressing.

  989. dion james May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    and the heavens open

  990. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    need a GS since the game will be called after that.

  991. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Wow its raining hard.

  992. rallykiller May 6th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I’d rather have Ramiro Pena up right now instead of Tex the rally killer

  993. no.27 May 6th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    how bout a walk to get matsui up?

  994. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Tex is a waste of time right now…

  995. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    L O S T is currently on a commercial right now. How convenient. I get to watch Mark Teixeira either get cheered tremendously or jeered tremendously.

  996. Shame Spencer May 6th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    YES!!!

  997. carl May 6th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!

  998. dion james May 6th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    nice

  999. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    TEX MESSAGE HAHAH!!!

  1000. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1001. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    TEX DOES IT I CAN’T EFFING BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111111

  1002. daver May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    TEX!

  1003. JR May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    wahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! thank GOD

  1004. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    f-in AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    Finally.

  1005. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  1006. CENTRAL CT YANKEE May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Close Enough

  1007. rallykiller May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    LOL !! Go TEX!!!

  1008. pat May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Amen.

  1009. Brian May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    WELL! IT’S ABOUT TIME! THERE IT IS!

  1010. aronik May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    tex yankee mment take 19
    take successful

  1011. Mark D May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Everyone on board the Mark Texiera bandwagon immediately!!!!!!!!

  1012. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    THAT’S more like it, and completely necessary, because they are SO going to suspend this game. Without that, we may have been looking at a loss because of rain.

  1013. spark May 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    The Joy of Tex.

  1014. tommyfusco May 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    exorcism.

  1015. terpbomber May 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Tex finally comes through so we can win.

  1016. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    There you go, *baseball fans*, that’s why you keep watching the games! Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but these are the exciting moments we wait for and hope for.

    Thank you, Tex!

  1017. Tom in N.J. May 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Wait, I thought the game was over and the Yankees had no chance?

  1018. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Donnie – thanks!!!!!

    God – thanks!!!!!

    YANKEES – THANKS!!!!!

    TEX – THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

    Can we call this Tex’s defining moment? It is for me.

    :D

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1019. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    HOW DOES IT FEEL SONNENSTINE?!

    TO PITCH YOUR BEST AND HAVE YOUR BULLPEN BLOW IT?!

    L O S T is on on. I’m out until 10:02

  1020. rconn23 May 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    How is that for clutch? Yeah Tex!!!

  1021. DT May 6th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    dion james
    May 6th, 2009 at 9:49 pm
    can we get damon to walk so we can see Tex strike out again

    spark
    May 6th, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    I’d love Damon to get on just so I can watch Tex fail again.

    Sorry you didn’t get your wish. You must be really hurting now. Keep your chin up, maybe next time.

  1022. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Ramiro Pena starts another rally. :D

  1023. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Tex in the rain!!!!!!!!!

  1024. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I get thanked in the same post as God and the Yankees.

    Win or lose, it’s a good day for me! haha

  1025. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Tampa BP reliably bad. YAY.

  1026. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Mother nature is shocked that the Yanks actually scored runs…

  1027. Brian May 6th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    yea the timing could not have been better. i don’t see them finishing tonight.

  1028. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    NICE!!! FINALLY

  1029. C May 6th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    NICE!!! FINALLY

  1030. CENTRAL CT YANKEE May 6th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Um this game will be picked up tomorrow…

    http://www.weather.com/maps/ne.....=news_maps

  1031. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    If the bat didn’t break would it have gone out?

  1032. Mark D May 6th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    C’mon, take away the Sox games and you gotta be pleased with this team this year.
    Gotta get that bullpen fixed…….

  1033. The Ghost May 6th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    If I was the PA guy I would have had the theme from The Natural ready to go just in case Tex launched one into the lights. That would have been cool.

  1034. Sean Serritella May 6th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Well it looks like he came through there, didn’t it??

  1035. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    well now it would be soulcrushing to lose.

  1036. JD May 6th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Yes! and just when the rain comes they start to get going

  1037. spark May 6th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    It feels good not to lose.

  1038. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Mark D,

    I was just thinking that today. Without the Boston games, we’re 16-11. Take out the three Wang clunkers, when we had NO chance, and it’s 16-9. I can live with that, to be honest. I know all those loses count, but it at least makes me feel marginally better about the team.

  1039. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    “If the bat didn’t break would it have gone out?”

    No it would have been an ou, either LD to Carl Crawford or a pop up.

  1040. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Er, 16-8. My math, it is not good.

  1041. Scott May 6th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    How huge does that Swisher ejection look?

    Now we have Gardner-Cabrera-Pena-Molina at the bottom of the lineup.

    Have to drive in Teix here and hope MO closes it out, otherwise this is going to be another heartbreaking loss in extras.

  1042. Frankie Roche May 6th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Where was he against the Sox?

  1043. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Anyway so as I was channel surfing I noticed that the Sox were losing 9-2.

  1044. Other Pete May 6th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    It’s completely unreasonable for me to have the music from “The Natural” in my head in the eighth inning of a tied game in the first week of May, but it sure is fun.

    These Yanks are bullpen eaters. Perhaps not as deeply as necessary sometimes (like bases loaded, no runs in vs. Papelbon), but they’ve been using that ’96 formula of solid starting pitching giving the bats a chance to dig out in the late innings, and finally the hitters are learning how to do it.

  1045. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Finished watching LOST-game is all tied up? Nice!
    Rain, not so nice

  1046. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    The sad part, Trisha? It’s 9-2, with Carl Pavano pitching. Where was that when WE had him?

  1047. im okay May 6th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    can anyone tell me why the Patr iots fans chanted Yankees suck while in the crowd after their first Super Bowl victory? Somebody on here mentioned that. Was it because they were still looking at 3 or 4 more years of a self proclaimed curse in which they just were not good enough to ever win anything.

  1048. no.27 May 6th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Why can’t the Yankees see how bad this bench is?? I don’t blame Cashman for going into the season with a weak bench because Swisher, Gardner, Molina, and Pena is good enough. When Nady got hurt, they needed another bat, especially because Pena and Berroa are guys you are going to need to pinch hit for in an important situation.

    I understand they are going to send down Berroa when Rodriguez comes back on Friday, but they still need a guy that can come in and hit, especially now that Posada is out. Girardi has no one to pinch hit for Molina or Cervelli.

    Bring up Duncan. Please.

  1049. tampayank May 6th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    is Tex on 2nd or 3rd if they resume play? Hopefully Godzilla can get a RBI to set up Mo to close it out, that would be a nice finish

  1050. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    gamecast showed the Swisher K outside by a bunch is that accurate??

    Tex first big hit, hallelujah.

    the Yaz poster is beyond obnoxious… jeez.. sux lost to Pavano tonight, WOW

  1051. tampayank May 6th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    is Pavano in contention for a CY Young? ;)

  1052. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Flipping around, I see the trailer for that new Terminator movie. It looks pretty good.

  1053. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    This is why all the whining, moaning, and dirt kicking fair weather Yankee “fans” don’t understand a thing about this game.

    This team is far from perfect but they are a resilient bunch.

    Virtually everything has gone wrong this season and they are still at .500 with A-Rod about to return this weekend.

    The rotation will start to roll sooner or later. Joba is about to go on a roll and Sabathia is headed that way as well.

    Burnett was good tonight but all those strikeouts do catch up to him because of pitch counts.

    They’ll get it going. Once the rotation starts to roll, everything else will fall into place – the offense won’t have to score as many runs and the bullpen won’t have to pitch as many innings.

    Hopefully, the fair weather Yankee “fans” will just jump off the bridge and get their lives over with so the smart baseball fans can actually discuss the action without being forced to read so much idiotic nonsense.

  1054. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I assume on friday they send down berroa call up a bat and then send down a pitcher for arod.. they have to do that……….

  1055. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Tarp is coming off.

  1056. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    texiera’s batting average up to 211…..he is en fuego…

  1057. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I hate to say it but when was the last time that Mo has pitched?! It seems like a long time ago and he might be rusty tonight. Girardi needs to get him more innings even in blow outs so he will be sharp.

  1058. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    guissepe franco with some words of wisdom. nice.

    this site needs some perspective….

  1059. Adam May 6th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    How come no one has mentioned that tonight is Jeter’s 2000th career game?

  1060. Adam May 6th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    i’ll answer my own question, because it’s his 2012th. it’s his 2000th IN THE FIELD.

  1061. Dee May 6th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I assume on friday they send down berroa call up a bat and then send down a pitcher for arod.. they have to do that.

    who do you think is the better call up..duncan or miranda?

  1062. timo May 6th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Co-nominee for clutch performance of the night: Edwar striking out Pena and Burrell with Crawford on 3rd and overcoming the leadoff infield single. Saved the game, so far.

  1063. The Ghost May 6th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Giuseppe Franco, pitching and hitters go through slumps, that’s to be expected during a season. But there is no excuse for the Yankees lack of fundamentals and intensity. When a team makes errors like the Yankees have made during the first month of the season that’s unacceptable. It’s one thing to lose some games on tough luck but it’s another to lose so consistently on mental mistakes. The championship Yankee teams didn’t hit much more than these Yankees did in the first month of the year – what they did is they played fundamental baseball. They never gave 4 outs in an inning and when they were given 4 outs they almost always made the other team pay.

  1064. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 6th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Just when the Yanks get a rally going, it rains……

  1065. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Donnie, I’m convinced that certain players when they play in the Bronx turn into the Witch in the Wizard of Oz after Dorothy throws water on her. Then later on Dorothy clicks her heels three times and sends them somewhere else – and they’re good as new.

  1066. vin May 6th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    miranda

  1067. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Dee I have no idea since I never see these guys play but Pena is the utility guy, cerevelli backup catcher and garnde for the OF. I call up a OF for sure I am not sure if it is the guy from the bronx or duncan but they need a bat to pinch hit for Molina and other stuff…

  1068. JR May 6th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    “can anyone tell me why the Patr iots fans chanted Yankees suck while in the crowd after their first Super Bowl victory? Somebody on here mentioned that. Was it because they were still looking at 3 or 4 more years of a self proclaimed curse in which they just were not good enough to ever win anything”
    _________________________
    I lived in Boston from 03 – 08( college). Let me just tell you, they cheer Yankees Suck for everything!!! I’ve heard it every time the Pats won the super bowl, any concert held in either Fenway or the Fleet Center( or whatever its new name is)…Its absurd.

  1069. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Guiseppe–

    Most of the posters you are referring to are either children or frontrunners. It’s ok to be critical of the weaknesses though, which is what management should be doing, and try to fix it.

  1070. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Why does girardi not want to say friday for arod? I dont understand what that accomplishes. Does he not want to be wrong or does it have something to do with that book or something else? I dont get it.

  1071. Drive 4-5 May 6th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Duncan is off the 40 man roster. I’m not sure about Miranda. We need a bat coming off the bench, obviously. His errors notwithstanding, I hope they keep Pena and send Berroa down.

  1072. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I finally sit teixeira on my fantasy team for the first time this season and he comes through. Should i sit him every day? I played him when he hit those two homers tho.

  1073. Dee May 6th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    i agree that we need another bad. but i am a little concerned with cervelli as our backup catcher right now. i wish something could be done about that. but very excited about the arod return!

  1074. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    The Ghost is spot on.

  1075. JackBlack May 6th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Pavano shut down the Sox tonight. Sox lose 9-2

  1076. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    ghost with the fatal mistake by using the nonsense intensity BS. How can you tell when someone is intense? In your book are they allowed to laugh? Can they smile? If there jersey is not dirty does that mean they are not trying?

    ALso the Yankees fielding is not bad look at the stats it will not kill you to look things up before you speak unless you want to just give the usual uninformed, emotional, factually false opinion..

    YOUR CALL…

  1077. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Carl pavano won tonight and is 2 and 3 on the season. Is he doing to win more games for the indians this season than he won for us in four years? What a piece of $h!t

  1078. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    ALERT—

    Check out SJ44′s opinions when he comes by later. He hasn’t been himself lately, anyone else notice this? Seems like an imposter is in the midst.

  1079. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I think tex hit was the first time in almost four games that we we hit with RISP.

  1080. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    “UPDATE, 10:16 p.m.: Next pitch at 10:25 p.m.”

    Is this inside information or did the Yanks make an announcement?

    Just curious.

  1081. Johnny D. May 6th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Pavano should still play to win. He may have cheated the Yanks, but he clearly wants to play.

  1082. JD May 6th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    “i agree that we need another bad. but i am a little concerned with cervelli as our backup catcher right now. i wish something could be done about that. but very excited about the arod return!”

    I still think they should bring up catcher Kevin Cash when he comes off the DL which should be close. Hes got some experience under his belt.

  1083. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    in search of O NEIL,

    I know he has been horribly negative. His comments are depressing just because i know how he used to be. Maybe it isnt him I dunno.

  1084. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Ghost–

    Sounds like old school vs new school. Don’t let Stuart get you down. Old school’s got your back.

  1085. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Now Gardner up instead of Swisher…

  1086. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    there is no one in that stadium

  1087. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    “In Search of O’Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    ALERT—-

    Check out SJ44’s opinions when he comes by later. He hasn’t been himself lately, anyone else notice this? Seems like an imposter is in the midst.”

    ——————————————————

    True but are you really you?

  1088. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    dave–

    good call.

  1089. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Trisha, I enjoy the Wizard of Oz analogy immensely. A winner is you tonight. haha

    Also, the idea of throwing water on Carl Pavano, and having it be result in a mortal injury…well…how far from the truth is that, really?

  1090. Felix May 6th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I was looking at Pete’s list of Madonna bangs and I find it strange that Canseco is not on it and the pride of the Rangers
    Mark Messier is absent also…. weak attempt Pete …. wiki …figures…never trust it!

  1091. dennis-costanza May 6th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Trisha.

    How did things go at the office this AM?

    -dennis

  1092. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Bronx Jeers

    Always have been. Can’t help myself, I’m the real deal.

  1093. Johnny D. May 6th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    If we don’t score in this inning, we won’t score in the 9th.

  1094. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hopefully it doesn’t take another 8 innings to score another run…

  1095. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    jonny D,

    Suuure. Now, he wants to play. Where was that desire for four years??

  1096. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Well…that certainly was a bad at bat.

  1097. StawthatStirs - The curse of "The House that Greed Built May 6th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I hope the 2400 or so at the stadium know how important this game is for this team, at this time, and get back to their seats… This team needs whatever energy they can get from the stands.. We end up losing this one, not sure this team has the fortitude to bounce back…

  1098. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Anti-climax. Matsui fans. Boo.

  1099. vin May 6th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    what a horrible AB…his fastball is 80? comeon

  1100. Emitt May 6th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Come on yankees lets get something going here. Dont blow it

  1101. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    randy l.
    May 6th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    jeter with a horrible at bat.

    puzzling.

    ————————————————————

    Matsui , Cabrera, Gardner (6 at bats) and Pena are the only Yankees hitting over .300 in May. Two of them are under .200 including Cano and Jeter as was Teixeira until tonight. That explains more than a few of the loses.

  1102. vin May 6th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    even mo has been “shaky” this year so far..he mite have to go 2 innings today he hasnt pitched in a week

  1103. RS May 6th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Anyone else worried that Mo hasn’t pitched in a week and he has probably had to warm up a few times because of the rain delay?

    Hopefully he’s got his good command.

  1104. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    The rain loosened Tex up.

  1105. terpbomber May 6th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    It’s as if Matsui wanted to end the 8th as quickly as possible. Maybe we can get a walk-off win. It’ll be a good morale booster.

  1106. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    If anybody gives Rivera problems in this inning, it’ll be Crawford.

  1107. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    He hasn’t pitched in 6 days?!! Ouch.. Mo pretend that the Yanks have a lead and not that the game is tied.

  1108. vin May 6th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    age is startin to definetly show on mo…the speed just isn’t there on the cutter as it even was last year

  1109. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    BTW GHOST and the other ill informed was Matsui giving the effort there?

    Looks like he was not giving it his all!!!SOunds stupid.. True just like your effort drivel.

    total nonsense

  1110. RS May 6th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Damn it, Crawford makes that play.

  1111. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Is it soaking wet in front of the plate or is it my tv? Damon does stink out there.

  1112. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Darnit. He had it.

  1113. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Gotta make that play

    It sounds like there are 500 people at the stadium

  1114. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Another play that Damon doesn’t make..That has to be caught. He has been horrible in the outfield..and that is being nice…

  1115. vin May 6th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    dialed it up to 93 there

  1116. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Mo needs to pitch more. Pitching every 5 or 6 days is not going to keep him sharp.

  1117. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Ghost,

    Even though we lost a lot of games we have made errors in, I dont think the errors are the problem. Every team makes errors – your telling me the yanks didnt make errors between 96 and 2000? I remember knoblauch couldnt even throw from second to first at one point. The yanks are losing now because of lack of quality pitching and/or lack of clutch hitting. Thas the major reason, not errors or fundamental play. Intensity is not even involved for me – when a team is winning, they look like they are intense and when they lose, they like sluggish and apathetic. It doesnt mean they just stop caring. It means they are frustrated.

  1118. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Vintage Mo.

  1119. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Please that was a strike

  1120. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Please that was a strike

  1121. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Dan Geise-o-matic on the mound for the A’s.

  1122. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Upton’s arguing balls and strikes, but he’s not getting tossed? But Swish was tossed after two words?

    This is just absolutely unreal, and really speaks to downright AWFUL job this crew has done. I hate the term “unfair”, but if the shoe fits…

  1123. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    wow – A MANAGER is arguing balls and strikes and the ump doesnt throw him out while he is walking out of the dugout or at all. What a concept? And that was a strike unlike when girardi argued AND meals was a joke the entire game

  1124. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Is it me or are the yanks getting a little biased umping decisions right now. It seems like they are getting the crappy end of all the umping calls that are similar.

  1125. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Trenton wins first game 10-8. second game of double header rained out.

  1126. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    dave

    at least you have a nicer way of putting things unlike stuart.

  1127. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Wow his ball is moving!

  1128. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    What did swish say that neither upton nor crawford said.

  1129. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Giuseppe Franco, pitching and hitters go through slumps, that’s to be expected during a season. But there is no excuse for the Yankees lack of fundamentals and intensity. When a team makes errors like the Yankees have made during the first month of the season that’s unacceptable. It’s one thing to lose some games on tough luck but it’s another to lose so consistently on mental mistakes. The championship Yankee teams didn’t hit much more than these Yankees did in the first month of the year – what they did is they played fundamental baseball. They never gave 4 outs in an inning and when they were given 4 outs they almost always made the other team pay.

    —————–

    Here’s the thing that I think you overlook.

    Those Yankee championship ball clubs were far from perfect teams. What they had was outstanding starting pitching and that was the backbone of those teams.

    You think O’Neill, Martinez, Bernie, or Brosius never had stretches where they looked really bad and went through horrific slumps?

    I can assure you they did. They went through horrible stretches too – but people don’t remember that daily grind because they finished the season as the last team standing.

    That’s what happens with this current squad. They are always compared to the dynasty teams and that’s pretty unfair considering both the division and league is considerably better than what those dynasty teams had to deal with on a daily basis.

    The stars were aligned in those days. They had a run like no other organization has had in the last 40 years. It will probably not happen again – at least not anytime soon.

    Paul O’Neill kicking water coolers didn’t help him hit when he slumped or help him play better defense when he botched one in the field.

    This isn’t football. Chemistry and intensity is overrated. Sometimes it’s better when the player doesn’t think at all and blocks out all of the distractions.

  1130. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day pictures May 6th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    “Also, the idea of throwing water on Carl Pavano, and having it be result in a mortal injury…well…how far from the truth is that, really?”

    LMAO!!!!!

    Dennis, thanks for asking. It was pretty strange. My boss wanted to meet with me and I will say that they did ask me to reconsider and tried to fashion certain situations that supposedly answered my concerns. Except they didn’t. They asked me if I wanted to think about it for 24 more hours but I didn’t see any way out. So I signed the official paper. My boss even asked at that point if she should wait 24 hours to submit it in case I changed my mind. But I told her to just go ahead and submit it. So now it is as official as official can be. That and I emailed a lot of people at work to let them know and was pretty upfront about why I was leaving. I’m sure that isn’t going to get me a lot of friends in high places there!

    But it’s done and I feel good that I stuck to my principles. The truth is that if I were someone who could just go and twiddle my thumbs and not feel like I was stealing my money, I could easily do it with their new set up. But that’s not who I am. If I don’t think my situation is optimal to do my job right and help the people I was hired to help, I don’t want to be there.

  1131. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    stuart thinks he needs to insult someone to get his point across. But at least he is consistent i guess. Pay it no mind.

  1132. Cbeck3 May 6th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    OK now for a run

  1133. vin May 6th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    haa welcome to MO city

  1134. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    dave- The “F” word. Said, “you have to be “fin” kidding me.

  1135. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Gotta score here. I don’t want Mo to have to work a second inning. Though at this point, it’s not like we’re using him more than once a week, so why the heck not?

  1136. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Mo is old. His cutter isn’t cuttin. He struck out the side.

  1137. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Oh what is the matter with Mooooooooooo?

    Have we seen the decline of Moooooooooo?

    Poor us, we lost our Mooooooooooooooooo.

  1138. RS May 6th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Mo and Molina are a deadly match when it comes to called strikes.

    Btw, how funny is it that Molina gets all pumped up and Mo just walks off the mound with no expression on his face?

  1139. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Good job my Rivera there

    I like how he went inside on Longoria. He should do that more often to get righties off the plate a little more.

  1140. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    He had some nice cut in that inning. It was definitely good to see!! Here comes Cano and then the garbage…The next 2 innings are going to be tough with the bottom of the lineup coming up.

  1141. DT May 6th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    “What did swish say that neither upton nor crawford said.”

    Usually Millard Fillmore is an auto-magic ejection. The magic words.

  1142. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Walk off blast please.

  1143. Shamik May 6th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Yes MO!! Now let’s get a clutch hit and win this game in the bottom of the ninth. I blogged today about how this team has no toughness and fight in them after two sweeps by boston. If they can pull out this win then they will completely shove it in my face cause this would be an amazing win!

  1144. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Dave I still ike you. also your 10:34 comment was totally accurate maybe these yoyo’s will figure it out before there 18th birthdays.

    good pitching and clutch hitting has been lacking not lack of effort or someother touchy feely BS.

    Dave these guys are thick in the head they will not figure it out…

  1145. The Ghost May 6th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Dave, on an intense team Damon makes that play just now in left. It’s not the physical errors that concern me as much as the mental errors that don’t make it to the scorebook. It’s Pena not knowing to let the ball roll foul – these errors become the difference between winning and losing. You can buy and All-Star at every position – and the Yankees have basically done that – and you will still lose unless there is a team-wide intensity that forces each player to make themselves as prepared (mentally and physically) as possible on every pitch. That means doing the little things like moving runners over, taking the extra base and backing up a routine play. I’m not sure if that comes from the manager or from the veterans but it has to come from somewhere.

  1146. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Can Arod pich hit tonite? Is he ready?

  1147. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Mo should stay in the dugout the whole game.

  1148. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    can we bunt him over?

  1149. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Rivera is getting jacked up we need this

  1150. Scott May 6th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Gardner, Melky, Pena, and Molina?

    Yikes. Onto the 10th we go

  1151. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    If you thought they were swinging for the fences uptill now, watch the swings here in the bottom of the 9th.

  1152. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Gardner, an excellent bunter? Huh?
    Would that were true!
    C’mon Gardie, lay one down.

  1153. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    For Charleston, DJ Mitchell was outstanding but is losing 3-1 on two unearned runs, and the error wasn’t angelini, who also had a hit….really slumping.

    Mitchell’s line:

    7.0 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs, 1 earned runs, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts, 0 HRA, WP 1, 1.95 ERA

    Mesa was 1-4 with a run scored and a steal. Adamas, Baisley and Lyons all had a hit and hitting well over .300.

  1154. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Yelling with the gum showing. I love it.

  1155. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    he needs to bunt or slap the ball on the ground..

    gardner needs to swing at the 1st pitch if it is a strike..

  1156. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    What is Girardi doing?!! No bunt??! This is a joke..

  1157. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    They’ll walk Cabrera.

  1158. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Well done! Too bad he can’t now pinch run for Robi.

  1159. Dave D. May 6th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Mariano looks like Shelly Duncan with his emotion LOL

  1160. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Oh this is too good to be true.

  1161. Shamik May 6th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    leadoff single…gardner bunt and a single…that is the winning formula

  1162. Les Deux May 6th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Gardner should never swing the bat again, its just embarrassing. Bunting for you, Brett!

  1163. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Melky needs to come up big here, this would be a huge comeback

  1164. Shamik May 6th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    ok man on 2nd….lets get a single!!!!

  1165. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    That was weird…Melky and Pena coming up…Hopefully one of them can come threw here..

  1166. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    7-0 Blue Jays over Angels. In the 2nd inning. Halladay pitching.

  1167. vtred May 6th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Only logical to walk Melky and try and get out Molina and Pena.

    Such is the life of a depleted lineup.

  1168. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    The Blue Jays are up 7-0 in the second. Against the Angels. Who are supposedly a good team.

    Um…So…maybe they’re for real? Which is shocking because on paper, they should be near the bottom of all of baseball. But they just keep winning. Like John Sterling says, you just can’t figure baseball.

  1169. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Melky better come through

  1170. In Search of O'Neill May 6th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    My Last Words Tonite– Don’t underestimate Molina’s clutch.

  1171. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    “Can Arod pich hit tonite? Is he ready?”

    Maybe he can re-introduce himself a-la Clemens.

    “I’ll be talkin with youall real soon”

  1172. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Cano can run. He’s just not a base stealer. Although on a short single, Gardner’s probably the only one that could score on a hit like that.

  1173. Mop Up Man May 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Just cracked my first Dogfish Head. Still feeling the good vibes from Teix’s big hit. LET’S GO MELKY! DELIVER!

  1174. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Melky swinging for the fences…Please get a hit here..

  1175. RS May 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Come on Melky. Win the game right here and you can go home and party with your buddy, Cano.

  1176. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    They’re pitching to him. Behind 0-2. Work backwards.

  1177. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    What the heck is up with the Jays? How many games have they played within the AL East?

  1178. Bill X May 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Cano needs to steal 3rd

  1179. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Why is Melky swinging at first pitches? Does he know it takes 3 strikes, not 1, to be called out?

  1180. Cbeck3 May 6th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    The Blue Jays disappointed last year, but I think they are a good team. I do not think thhey can hang with the Yanks and RedSox all year

  1181. dennis-costanza May 6th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Trisha.

    Good for you. I hope you are at peace with the decision. It is more important than baseball posts IMO. I felt for you this AM as I bet you were nervous going into work and it must have felt surreal.

    GB7 posted a story from MLB.com that also puts games in perspective. (Norton story) Thanks GB7 for posting that.

    -dennis

  1182. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    He has no incentive to throw a strike here.

  1183. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I think that was Nelsons intention

  1184. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    gHOST

    You might be right in some contexts but that is not the major problem the last few years. The yanks wont all of a sudden be a championship team last year if they had a little more intensity. Its pitching and hitting with RISP that are crucial to winning championships. The team FINALLY has some quality starting pitching like they did in 2000. Look at the rotation then. That was the last time we had a really quality rotation until now. And that was our last championship. That is no coincidence. Intensity may let a team win one or a few more games but it is not the crucial factor that pitching and clutch hitting is at all.

  1185. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Lets go Ramiro you started this comeback , you end it.

  1186. vin May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    u know i think we need to be more agressive running..cause i mean if evan longoria and bob abreu can steal on us…i m sure cano can steal a bag or 2

  1187. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Way to work that walk come on kid

  1188. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Well it is up to Pena. get it done here.

    Cbeck- I thought the Jays would be better last year. I never thought they’d do as well as they are this year.

    Double steal? or utterly insane?

  1189. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    It’s Pena time!

  1190. Homer May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    They probably should have walked Melky anyway, surprised he even decided to pitch to him.

  1191. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Pena is gonna do it.

  1192. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Not that they mind walking Melky there..Pena and Molina dont exactly scare you here.

  1193. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    C’mon Pena.

  1194. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Toronto will come back down to earth.

    Outside of three games with Baltimore, they haven’t played anybody else in the AL East.

  1195. Mop Up Man May 6th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Hard to compliment Melky on his patience when those pitches were closer to the old stadium’s plate. Let’s go Pena! I’ll crack another if we win.

  1196. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    jennifer
    May 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    What the heck is up with the Jays? How many games have they played within the AL East?

    ————————————————————

    That’s about to end. They have about a month and a half of the East starting next week.

  1197. Shamik May 6th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    melk walks….pena can have a chance to be a hero once last time before AROD is back

  1198. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Another low pitch called a strike..

  1199. steve May 6th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Should have pinch hit with the snr. citizen

  1200. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I think everyones overrating the Jays. They havent played us or the RS yet. Not even 1 game. Also, do you guys remember the Orioles back in 2005 when they wouldnt go away until like June? Sometimes bad teams stay close for a while. Sometimes they never go away. The Jays arent this good. The Rays, last year, were. What is good for the Jays though, is them being so good, jacks the price of Halladay way up at the deadline

  1201. Christina May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    The Jays have been handed just as many injuries as the Yankees, if not more. I mean come on, their starting rotation is basically Roy Halladay and a bunch of rookies, and they still are coming together and winning. Plus Aaron Hill and Adam Lind have been beasts lately.

    I wrote an entry on my blog about starter Scott Richmond. He is someone you should all check out.

  1202. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    He was safe !

  1203. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Tie goes to the runner, well apparently not when you have an NY.

  1204. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    It’s Molina time! Send ‘em home, Jose!

  1205. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Bad call.

  1206. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    That’s the only trouble w/giving away an out. It comes down to Jose.

    C’mon Jose, give the BP a rest.

    Pena was safe. Umps have sucked. Lol, Mo uncoiling on that call.

  1207. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Pinch hit CC!!!!!!!

  1208. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    He was safe…Ofcourse Girardi doesnt say anything. What in the world did he swing at anyway??

  1209. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    BAD call…Very close, but he was safe. But when you’re playing as bad as we’ve been, and it’s Evan Longoria making the throw, they’re going to get the call every time.

  1210. JR May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    whats the point of instant friggen replay if its never used?

  1211. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I guess only the Rays are allowed to be fast :(

  1212. jack May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    this umpiring crew has been awful

  1213. Joe Mama May 6th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    He was safe, safe safe safe. What the hell was that ump looking at

  1214. daver May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    replay showed Pena was safe at first…

    these umps stink

  1215. Mop Up Man May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Why is Mo the only one into this game? Someone needs to hand some beers out to these lifeless Yankees.

  1216. Christina May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    lol you think this sad Yankees team can beat the Jays? Please. They have been throwing nobodies out there with just as many injuries and have been winning. So when do you say they are for real? Based on the series against the Yankees?

  1217. RS May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Wow Mo is fired up. It’s too bad that someone with his enthusiasm for winning doesn’t get to sit in the dugout with the rest of the team, who could probably take a lead from him.

  1218. Shamik May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    he is safeeeeeeee

  1219. Don May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Why is Maddon trying to mix and match with Melky, Pena, and Molina due up? He removed Shouse, now he removes Nelson

  1220. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    “Should have pinch hit with the snr. citizen”

    No way Pena was the one who got it started and he missed cracking a LD on the pitch before. Right guy was up.

  1221. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Never mind, he was outright safe. Anyone shocked the umps get it wrong?

  1222. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I HATE to say it but bad call after bad f’in call for the yanks. Can we get a damn break? These umps need to retire- they are inconsistent and blind!!!

  1223. Pat M May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Banger at first….Safe . blown call

  1224. Johnny D. May 6th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I still hope they lose. And I’m a Yankee fan.

  1225. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Now would be a time where you could pinch hit with duncan if we had him.

  1226. Pasqua May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    There is an irony in the fact that, in the first year that “Big Brother: Umpire Edition” has been put in every stadium, the quality of umpiring has deteriorated, as far as I can see. Strike zones are all over the map, and bang-bang plays are getting missed left and right

  1227. Nat May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    MO looks so out of place. Everyone else looks disinterested and he is basically playing the role of Nick Swisher lol

  1228. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    what the heck is maddon doing? Is he trying to get another rain delay or something.

  1229. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I think MLB should send this weeks umpires to get there eyes checked…Way too many bad calls and strike calls.

  1230. rallykiller May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    MLB umps must all hate the Yankees. Never seen a team get scrwed on so many calls.

  1231. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Molina will do it :)

  1232. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Hopefully, the division leaders get beat on the Coast tonight.

  1233. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I understand that it was close and the ump is only human, but what happend to the rule that a tie goes to the runner?

    Joe Maddon has very little respect for the Yankee bullpen as he is using relievers liberly not saving them for later innings. He knows that once Mo is out the game is his.

  1234. Devon May 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Just key in on the fastball Molina. That is his only pitch it seems

  1235. King Kong May 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Molina has no chance against a fireballer like Balfour

  1236. The Ghost May 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    This is what kills me about Girardi and what I hated about Torre. Everything is station to station. What is wrong with trying to steal a base or at least a hit and run just to get the pitcher thinking? I thought Girardi was going to bring some of that national league style of play that Torre had long ago forgot to play but it’s the same old station to station, 3 hits and one run.

  1237. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Toronto is up by a million right now.

  1238. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Jose with the windmill swing there. Down 0-2.

  1239. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    just a dunk, jose

  1240. dave May 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    pasqua

    Yea and the yanks are getting the worst part of every single call so far. GREAT

  1241. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    This guy has put 18 men on base in 9 innings. Why did it have to be Panda up to bat?

  1242. Christina May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    bonus cantos

  1243. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame

  1244. Devon May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Ugh we get no luck. If it was TB it would of dunked in.

  1245. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Damn, that call sort of screwed them.

  1246. aronik May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    this is why we need shelley duncan or juan miranda on our bench instead of angel berroa for a pinch hit chance

  1247. RS May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    That might have been a game winning sac fly.

  1248. jennifer May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Mo not coming out for the 9th?

  1249. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Here we go again. More BP strain.

  1250. stuart May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    was he safe? if yes how the hell did they miss it and di anyone dispute it?

    thanks..

  1251. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    And that’s why replay is a joke.

    Somebody want to explain to me how a ball just foul or not is more important than THAT call at first base?

    BULL S!

  1252. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    That fly ball by molina should have won the game…. such BS…. if they go on to lose it will be cuz of a blown call at first base that goes against us yet again… absolutely sickening

  1253. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Mariano will pitch two innings here and then not pitch for four days.

  1254. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Ok, we got all the way through the bottom of the order with the overdue Capain to lead off the bottom of the 10th. I like our chances! Color me optimistic.

  1255. EY May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Umps here to win another game against us.

  1256. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    That would of helped to score the run from 3rd if the umpires can actually get a call right. What clown pitches the 10th? Girardi’s boyfriend Coke or Veras

  1257. carl May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Tex will take us home

  1258. Andrew May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    i have a really bad feeling this isn’t going to end well. this team has a lot of fight, I just don’t think they’re very good right now.

  1259. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Thats what happens when your GM is an inept fool. The roster spots he punts and depth he ignores are the guys who end up having to come thorough to win games for you in huge spots. FIRE THE BUM.

  1260. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    tex has a chance to do something again.

  1261. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    tex has a chance to do something again.

  1262. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    And, as usual, Joe Girardi is asleep at the wheel!

  1263. Fez May 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    He was so safe!

  1264. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Hate to say it, but that may have been the game right there. The bullpen has been good so far, which means they’re due to have one of them spit the bit, and blow it wide open.

  1265. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Coke? Surprising.

  1266. DT May 6th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    When things are going bad, it never seems like you get the close calls.

    Hard to blame the ump on the bang bang at first – we needed slow mo freeze frame.

    I’m more concerned about the moving strike zones I’ve seen the last few games.

  1267. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    This just in: Scott Proctor may miss the season to get Tommy John surgery.

    I’m dead serious.

    The jokes just write themselves, folks.

  1268. vin May 6th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    i m tellin ya…he needs to u melancon and robertson..i havent seen em in forever

  1269. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Mos arm must be tired from all the games he has been in lately. April wasnt THAT long ago.

  1270. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Mo couldn’t go one more inning for WHAT reason?

    He’s only had about a month off since his last appearance.

    More genius from Girardi!

  1271. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Uh oh, game ovah. Our bullpen othe then Mo is in.

  1272. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    NM lol

  1273. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    …… me

  1274. daver May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    bullpen implosion again

  1275. terpbomber May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Nice bullpen move.

  1276. Serf May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Coke. Thanks for coming. Get out.

  1277. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    LET THE SECOND GUESSING COMMENCE!

  1278. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Mo can’t pitch 2 innings?

  1279. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks, Joe!

    That was brilliant.

    At least Mo is getting lots and lots and lots and lots of rest.

  1280. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    tHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES SUCK!

    GOOD NIGHT!

  1281. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Like I said. Had to score there, and they didn’t. That’s ballgame.

  1282. RS May 6th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Damnit.

  1283. yankeefan718 May 6th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    this is a game the yankees win when arod comes back, scrubs at the bottom of the lineup will be different scrubs.

  1284. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Since when can’t Rivera get out lefites. What a weird move.

  1285. daver May 6th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    shoulda had mo pitch to pena

  1286. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I guess we had our chance.

  1287. The Ghost May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I’m glad Girardi played that 9th inning so conservatively considering his bullpen has been lights out…

  1288. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I kind of knew that was going to happen powerr hitter leading off and Coke is looking to just throw strikes.

  1289. bodhisattva May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I have no idea why Rivera wasn’t pitching to Pena. Rivera eats lefties for breakfast.

  1290. vince May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Coke is sh*t

  1291. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    The umpire and Coke blew it.
    Unbelievable. I am in between tears and asphyxiating right now, leaning toward asphyxiating.

  1292. KRock May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Anything that travels that far should have a stewardess on it.LOL.

  1293. igotid88 May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    At least the top of the lineup comes up the bottom half of the inning. For whatever it’s worth.

  1294. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Hey Pete… Is it OK if we hold Girardi accountable for not using Mo for two innings when the guy hasn’t worked in the month???

  1295. Fez May 6th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Egads.

  1296. Christina May 6th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    another great outing by the bullpen.

  1297. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    That didnt take long. The positives of tonight- for a short stretch, from the bottom of the 8th to the bottom of the 9th, we looked like a ML ballclub.

  1298. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Molina should have had the game winning sac fly, that call was crap, and now Coke blew it.
    Their losses become worse and worse.

  1299. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    pEL,

    Yea except every comment before yours was prior to the homerun and they all said that girardi shoulda left mo in! So that is not second-guessing, its first guessing and its OBVIOUS. Mo hadnt pitched in like ten years before today. he couldnt go two?

  1300. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Also seriously… it’s hard to bet against Coke cuz he’s been doing so good… but he hasn’t given up a run in like 9 appearances straight before this… i mean sometimes you’re just due to give up a run in some fashion…. maybe don’t use him in a tie game in the 10th…

  1301. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Coke threw that pitch exactly where Molina called for it.

    Pena just leaned over and hooked it.

    Not a lot you can do about that.

  1302. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    i like when our pitchers shut down batters AFTER they do something detrimental to the teams chances of winning

  1303. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Now we can win against Troy Percival. ;)

  1304. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Franco-Then Molina called a bad pitch.

  1305. Cbeck3 May 6th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Easy, Mo had shoulder surgery. It’s a long sseason.

    We need offense.

  1306. Chancy May 6th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    1st HR of the night at the new park. Took till extras. I just hope the launching pad stays awake for the bottom half

  1307. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Figures you throw a fastball down broadway to a hitter who is mostly a fastball hitter and has a lot of trouble with off speed pitches. I wonder if that had anything to do with Coke pitching 3 days in a row?! A blown call and then the clown bullpen attacks. Yanks just never learn and throw too many fastballs and miss there spots.

  1308. no.27 May 6th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    If Girardi sends Mo out for another inning and he gets hurt, everyone is saying the same crap they said about the Posada injury. Is he really that desperate to get a win? Mo is coming off shoulder surgery and pitching in crappy weather. What is Girardi thinking.

    Coke has been going strong recently, but Pena is having a great season.

    The top of the order is coming up. They only need to get 1 run, the Rays pen will be empty soon the way Maddon is making moves.

  1309. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    and forget THAT THE UMP DIDNT REALIZE the runner hit the bag first. We need slow motion replay to see that. BUT A TIE GOES TO THE RUNNER GENIUS. He was safe but to the moron ump who cant seem to make a decent call these days, he somehow looked out. If it was a tie, i can see it looking like he was out. But he was safe, it looked like a tie and the ump called him out. AND WE LOST THE GAME BECAUSE OF THAT CALL. WORST LUCK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1310. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    If they don’t pick up Coke I may need to pick up some heroin.

  1311. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I was watching on gameday and could hardly believe it when I saw 4-3. This team is a joke, the entire pen sucks and Girardi should have let Mo go 2.

  1312. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Please lord we need a win :(

  1313. Anthony May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Has joe won worst manager of the year yet??? Mo hasn’t pitched in several days and he can only go 1 inning after striking out the side?!? JOE IS A JOKE!

  1314. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    What makes not leaving Mo out there for 2 even more absurd is the fact that the Yanks have the top of the order coming up here. You “go for broke” (lol not even) and put Mo in for two, and have confidence the top of the Yankee lineup can score a run in the 10th and win it. Game. Basically, terrible managing again, but I forgot it’s never Girardi’s fault. His job security should be 1 million percent backed. LOL

  1315. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Guys, seriously, c’mon now.

    Coke has been great until that one batter. Even Mariano makes mistakes.

    Girardi played the 9th just fine. That’s how you manufacture runs, guys. Single, bunt, and hope one of the other guys gets a hit. Unfortunately, the guys coming up were Pena and Molina. Pena was safe at first, yes, but it was only clear on replay. To the naked eye, it’s too close to tell, and when it’s league superstar Evan Longoria throwing out AAAA Ramiro Pena, take a guess as to which way the umpire is going to lean. It happens.

    They might lose this one, and it’ll hurt, but don’t be unreasonable with your hatred.

  1316. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Yankees luck is just so bad.

  1317. Shamik May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    girardi should be fired

  1318. joeman May 6th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    those two guys have been up in key spots

  1319. Teixeiramvp (JobaCyYoung) May 6th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Michael Kay just sounds so depressed.

  1320. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Jeter needs to stop doing that lunge and just swing.

  1321. RalphieD May 6th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    wth is wrong with you guys…coke has been great of late and that wasnt a terrible pitch to pena…give me a break

  1322. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    That fastball by Coke wasn’t down Broadway.

    Molina set up on the outside corner and that’s exactly where Coke threw it.

    Molina’s glove didn’t even move.

    Watch the replay. Pena just hit a good pitch.

  1323. King Kong May 6th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I guess the Coke love affair is over

    Time to bring up Steven Jackson and give him a try

  1324. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    The bullpen already threw 3 shut out innings. 4 is way too much to ask. We should have known that. They are so pathetic they probably cant even smack around this 40 year old piece of crap.

  1325. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Brilliant managing by Maddon. He knew Mo’s coming out after one inning so he spent his whole bullpen getting out of the bottom of the 8th and 9th and now he has the lead with his closer on the mound.

  1326. Chubbo May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Guiseppe…

    Not a lot you can do?

    Really?

    How about the guy with the Jackie Robinson uni pitch the tenth?

    That sound like something ya could do?

  1327. terpbomber May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Matsui ended the rally in the 8th, Molina in the 9th. Try taking more pitches, guys. Those were runs that could have won the game. Not everyone is destined to be the hero.

    That aside, watching the latest bullpen shenanigans was just a matter of when….

  1328. steve May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    lose 4 in a row
    win 3 in a row
    now we lost 4 in a row again

    we’re going nowhere this year. maybe when we play the washington nationals in june we can pick up a win

  1329. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    No27 – mo had not pitched in over a week. He cant pitch 2 innings tonight? Thats ridiculous. And its not like he threw that many in the ninth. Its not second guessing either. Look at the comments after mo was taken out and before the homerun was hit. They all thought the move was stupid including mine above. And it was. What a shocker

  1330. joeman May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    saying this from day 1 this team isn’t that good,way to many holes..and it isn’t all injuries

  1331. RS May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Wow Jeter had a HUGE gap up the middle.

  1332. AD May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Lay off Girardi on that one fellas. Coke has stepped up a lot for us this season. Post-Bruney, he’s been the only reliable guy other than Mo. He threw one bad pitch that inning and Pena got it. If Mo blew the save, you’d be mad that he brought Mo out for another inning.

    We got the top of the order. Let’s go yankees!!!

  1333. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    coke head should be blowing lines instead of pitching

  1334. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    I’m not sure I would have brought Mo out for a 2nd inning after decent delay in crappy weather…..Coke just didn’t get the job done. Tex’ hit doesn’t disguise the fact that this was an ugly game – just brutal.

  1335. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    It wasn’t good pitch especially knowing how easy it is to hit a ball out to right field here.

  1336. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I was watching on gameday and could hardly believe it when I saw 4-3. This team is a joke, the entire pen sucks and Girardi should have let Mo go 2.

    ————

    Go away. I noticed you left when Teixeira tied up the game and now you return when Coke gives up the homer.

    How pathetic. Stop watching the game or stop your idiotic whining.

  1337. Zolio May 6th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    The bullpen threw 3 scoreless innings

    Consider that a miracle. 4 in a row was too much to ask

  1338. DT May 6th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    the game isn’t over yet…. ye of little faith.

  1339. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I love how the expectation around here is that EVERY pitcher, because they are a Yankee, have to have an ERA of 0.00

  1340. vb03 May 6th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I feel sorta bad for the people who stuck around for this.

  1341. Dr. J May 6th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I would have just rather lost 3-0

    What a painful loss… jubilation to heart break.

    Can’t even kill Coke

  1342. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Tex will tie it up?

  1343. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    PETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Are you here????

    DOES IT TAKE ALL CAPS TO GET A RESPONSE????

    Really would like to know if it;s OK to hold Girardi accountable for not using Rivera for two innings???

    Is Joe responsible for ANYTHING???

  1344. vin May 6th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    whats teh delay

  1345. vb03 May 6th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    For a second there I thought Damon was gonna get rung up on that last pitch.

  1346. tommyfusco May 6th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    i think Pete is working.

  1347. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I am surprised that wasnt called a strike…

  1348. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    We are the Yankees why are do we have rookies pitching in our bullpen, go get a vet.

  1349. Victor May 6th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Poor Girardi… not his fault, but he isin’t going to survive this.

    Back under .500

  1350. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    come on Damon

  1351. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Not a lot you can do?

    Really?

    How about the guy with the Jackie Robinson uni pitch the tenth?

    That sound like something ya could do?

    ————

    Yeah, that’s a grand idea. Just let your 39 yr old closer who had shoulder surgery during the offseason go out there in crappy conditions and throw a bunch of pitches until he comes up lame too.

    Maybe the season won’t be complete unless Mo goes down with an injury too, eh?

  1352. Y26 May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Kei Igawa could outperform all of these guys in the pen except MO

  1353. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    We did MIke Francesca coaching this god damn team. Enough already!!!

  1354. Unreasonable with my Hatred..PTRS May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Wow…

    Am I being unreasonable to suggest that the guy who just struck out EVERYBODY INCLUDING THAT LONGORIA THING should’ve just MAAAAYBE pitched the 10th?

    Even if just for a batter or two?

  1355. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Re Sign Damon

  1356. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Yes damon!

  1357. vb03 May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Damon finally figures out Percival. Nice double.

  1358. JR May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    ahhh so close johnny. Cmon Tex!

  1359. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    2 more chances with RISP.

  1360. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Dammit ! that’s a triple if it doesn’t bounce the wall :(

  1361. terpbomber May 6th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Tex will either tie it or win it now…

  1362. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Anyone who said, “game over” please go away, the train has already left without you

  1363. Benny Blanco May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    wow.

    Tex walk off.

  1364. Don B. May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    John Sterling on Damon’s double: “I never saw a team get fewer breaks than the Yanks.”

  1365. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Tex send us home!

  1366. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    JOHNNY DAMON…. wow Tex really has a chance to do something this game…

  1367. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Good lord, EVERY FRIGGIN’ TIME.

    We have the worse luck ever. That’s a triple, easy. I HATE grounds rule doubles. Hate them.

  1368. Eastport May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Considering Toronto’s surge, we may be a 4th place team this year.

    Cashman’s fault for leaving us with so many holes.

  1369. Dr. Cox May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Do we have those new rubber warning tracks?

  1370. Cbeck3 May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Come on Tex.

    Walk off

  1371. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Heads up baserunning by Damon

  1372. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    What are the odds that Tex has another hit in him?

  1373. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Another GR double, another lost base.

    Is there a stat for that?

    Johnny!!!!!

  1374. RS May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Come on Tex. Just get a sac fly, PLEASE!

  1375. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    lucky lucky lucky break

  1376. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    A BREAK!!!!!!! NO WAY!!!!

  1377. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Re: “I think Pete is working.”

    Coming up with all those excuses for Girardi is a lot of work.

    Maybe all the twinkies are getting in the way of his computer monitor.

  1378. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Finally we catch a break after *another* ground rule double that screws us.

    Come on Tex!!!

  1379. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    They’re walking him, they have to.

  1380. vin May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    comeon tex..comeonnnnn…sac fly somethin

  1381. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    come on Tex

    wildness

  1382. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    sac fly please

  1383. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    This team is like Bush’s 8 years in office. You think things cant get any worse but the crap just keeps on coming.

  1384. DT May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    “Poor Girardi… not his fault, but he isin’t going to survive this.
    Back under .500″

    Did the game end already for you….
    hmmm….. they are still playing on my TV.
    maybe it’s tape delay.

  1385. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    omg get him in!!!!

  1386. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Wouldn’t be shocked if they pitch around Tex here.

  1387. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    And it’s raining again

    The real Giambi redux!

  1388. Emitt May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    tex is up and its raining again….

  1389. rayblay May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    “the yankees never catch a break never seen a team with less breaks” blabalabala
    “a passed ball and the yankees get a break!”

  1390. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    wow tex :(

  1391. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    well that was lame

  1392. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    wow unreal

  1393. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Its ok Tex. Cant expect it everytime

  1394. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    ::headdesk::

    I quit.

  1395. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    that was supposed to submit before damon got on base but it took a year to load.

  1396. RS May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Uh oh…

  1397. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Dammit ~ ! DAMN IT ! DAMMIT ! :evil:

  1398. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Tex swings 2-0??!!!!!!! Just brutal once again. The 8th inning doesnt make up for his useless at bat..

  1399. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    oh crap

  1400. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    For the love of Godzilla, come on Matsui!

  1401. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    This is unbelievable.

    I really want to go cry!!1

  1402. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    call Elias. When’s the last time the Yanks got a sac fly?

  1403. Emitt May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    come on hideki

  1404. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I would walk matsui intentionally

  1405. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    It wasn’t good pitch especially knowing how easy it is to hit a ball out to right field here.

    ————

    Yeah, that’s a great idea. Go ahead and prohibit your pitchers from throwing fastballs to the outside edge to left handed power hitters.

    I’m sure taking away the outer edge to power hitters would thrill opponents around the league.

  1406. vin May 6th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    how many times in thsi game itself has there been a runner on third with less then 2 outs and they dont score…its effin ridiculous

  1407. YankeeRay May 6th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Mutt

  1408. RGR (Believe in Carsten Charles) May 6th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I think the “fans” on this blog are more unreal than the way the Yankees are playing

  1409. RS May 6th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    That might have been Matsui’s one good pitch to hit.

  1410. RS May 6th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    That might have been Matsui’s one good pitch to hit.

  1411. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Fail

  1412. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    awesome.

    at least we’re on a streak.

  1413. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Every night. I really don’t know why I bother watching anymore.

  1414. terpbomber May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    What a wasted opportunity….AGAIN!

  1415. steve0 May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    damn you rays

  1416. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    rablay

    its only a break if it results in a run. Otherwise, its not a break at all.

  1417. vince May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    suck suck suck!!!!!

  1418. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Just remember…

    No matter what…

    Girardi is accountable for NOTHING.

  1419. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    That’s just, I have nothing to say. This shouldn’t be on Coke the offense choked.

  1420. kris May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Aaaaand, we lose again.

    I know it’s early, but this is not a great pattern.

  1421. YankeeRay May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Matsui continues to swing at bad pitches in key situations

  1422. Kevin May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I would have sent Damon… i mean seriously why not???

  1423. Jeff in MA May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Can only see Gameday.. how in ?&%*$*# does Damon not go on the Tex fly ball????

  1424. vb03 May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    “Anyone who said, “game over” please go away, the train has already left without you”

    Err, yeah.

  1425. Nick in SF May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    That one hurts. We’ll get ‘em tomorrow.

    Sigh.

  1426. Don B. May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Joe Girardi just gave Phil Coke an Eskimo kiss. How sweet.

  1427. im okay May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    these guys are the biggest losers. its almost as if mark teixeira came up there saying “i need to pop up this ball”

  1428. Les Deux May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    UGH! Another disgusting loss!

  1429. Buck Showalter fan club May 6th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    This should be the first question when the speak to Joe

    What magic trick did you perform, that Hal and Hank said it was ok for you to stay?

  1430. Matt May 6th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Only the Yankees could lose a game like that.

    Runner at 3rd, 1 out, down a run and a 2-0 pitch, and he freaking POPS OUT.

    This team beats itself. They have more than enough chances to win, end of story. I’m sick and tired of hearing the “injury excuse.” How about you go out there and win the freaking game when you have runners at 3rd base and less than two outs EVERY NIGHT that are the DIFFERENCE IN THE GAME when you don’t score them.

    This team is pathetic. Pathetic. Losing a game like this just shows that you have no guts.

  1431. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    That was brutal. Tex swings 2-0 then Matsui swings at ball 2. They show absolutely ZERO patience in there at bats. Girardi should call them out after this game. Tex is like every other Yankee who can’t hit a sac fly. Injuries have nothing to do with it they are jsut a terrible team.

  1432. Yanks22 May 6th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    this team is a joke!

  1433. vince May 6th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    f* that 3-run 2B. Teixeira can’t get it done when it counts.

  1434. yankeenate May 6th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    alot of remnants of 2008…lack of hitting with RISP, injuries. Injuries or not this team is not good right now. Very little to be encouraged about.

  1435. dave May 6th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    With tex’s hit, we are 1 for our last 500 with runners in scoring position.

  1436. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Gotta love the chip this team has on their shouler!

    Joe Girardi is THE MAN!

    Right Pete??? Pete???

    Talking to you, Pete…

    Somebody wake up Pete… Time to start making excuses for Girardi!

  1437. tishbi May 6th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    We were competitive and we almost won. The fact that millions of dollars cant get a runner home with less then two outs and a perfect high pitch to drive is just bad luck.

    Tex=Arod ver 2.0- the gaudy numbers.

  1438. Marcus May 6th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    If I were Pete, I wouldn’t post in these game threads either.

  1439. Josh May 6th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Man we miss Posada’s bat. Even A-Rod would have got Damon home there.

  1440. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    sigh

    :(

  1441. Eastport May 6th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Texieria is another A-Rod

    Manny would have been a MUCH better investment

  1442. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I expected the Yankees to lose even after they tied it up. This team just finds ways – the sign of a mediocre team. This is not just a slow start for Tex – this is really ugly. Of course, the whole team is to blame – just an ugly game from start to finish

  1443. Rob May 6th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Does Girardi make hitters tight?

  1444. im okay May 6th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    these are the same losers that dont value guys on 3rd with less than 2 out, and not only that, they cant get lucky just once. they never will.

    i’ve hoped for years that these loser would try to get runs home when needed, but these overpaid failures make me sick.

    id rather pay guys 25 million a year just to get runners home from 3rd with less tahn 2 out.

  1445. Fez May 6th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I’m starting to hate this stadium. The real stadium had an aura. This one is piling up bad memories.

  1446. Matt May 6th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    yeah, lets pull rivera after a dominating inning when he hasn’t pitched in a week.

    its getting a little too late to keep on saying its early. situational hitting, as he learned last year, isn’t really something that tends to improve within the course of season. and its not like pena and molina were up there in the 10th, guys that wont be playing in july (hopefully).

  1447. Jermaine D'Twan Monroe-Gibbons May 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    This team is a joke.
    It’s time to go Girardi.

  1448. Richie May 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    This team’s offense is offensive.

  1449. clowns May 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    its amazing how many of you “fans” know absolutely nothing about the game of baseball.

  1450. James May 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    YAY, another free agent who can’t get it done in a big spot

    What a waste of money. Should have just gotten Hank Blalock

  1451. Dee May 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    wow. that hurt. here’s to looking forward to tomorrow

  1452. BA May 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Last year and this year they cannot hit with RISP, but not just that…. they cannot even hit a Sac Fly!!! They must be the worst team in the league at hitting Sac Flies, it is sooooooooo discouraging, and the trend has just continued. Same @#$% different year.

  1453. dennis-costanza May 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    NickSF.

    Did you at least take the 5 star cle/bos over?

    -dennis

  1454. Lefty Sz May 6th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    He just can’t handle NY

    He should have just gone to Baltimore. He doesn’t know how to win. He went to the Angels when they were 20 games up.

  1455. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    A-Rod please come home please!

  1456. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Girardi’s post games are going to start to get VERY interesting. He was never good with the media and with this team being a disaster the media is going to come after him and he is going to start to get very testy with them. Should be entertaining.

  1457. John May 6th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Unreal, this team cannot situational hit ever. Slow ground ball scores him, a deep enough fly. This team is getting tough to watch

  1458. Tazz 23 May 6th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Meet the 2009 team…. same as the 2008 team.

    Waste every decently pitched game because of the putrid offense.

  1459. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    The INCOMPETENT PIECE OF CRAP running this team allows players who hit like PITCHERS to decide game after game and people wonder why this team is an under 500 laughing stock of baseball….

  1460. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    runner on third and can’t get him home? :evil:
    This offense is offensive right now. They get the blame from me for tonight’s loss.

    Let’s get a win tomorrow(fingers crossed)

  1461. Homer May 6th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Girardi is dead man walking. He knows that.

    Not his fault, but he knows the deal here.

  1462. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    “Manny would have been a MUCH better investment”

    We should have gotten Manny AND Tex could Manny’s defense be worse than Damon’s in LF?

  1463. vb03 May 6th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Girardi gets one step closer to the ledge with every loss like this.

  1464. Trevor May 6th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    How does Teixiera not drive that 2-0 pitch? It was right down the middle. Either a hit should have happened or a deeper fly ball.

  1465. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    What the heck was Tex doing trying to pull that outside pitch?

  1466. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    What the heck was Tex doing trying to pull that outside pitch?

  1467. Pasqua May 6th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    How many of you guys call WFAN on a regular basis? It sure looks like a lot of you do.

    I will agree with one thing though: There comes a point when you can no longer say, “It’s early.” Losses are losses, and the Yanks are finding very creative ways to earn them.

  1468. Jay Pinstripes May 6th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Give Maddon credit.

    He knew if he got out of the 9th, he would win the game because our bullpen is awful. That’s why he mixed and matched.

    Another gutless performance. They face a little adversity and they crumble

  1469. Mike May 6th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Fire everyone. This team is a total embarrassment.

  1470. Mark May 6th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Hey Pete, would you mind throwing Brian Cashman down a flight of stairs next time you see him? Awesome job with 8 man bullpen, 6 of them can’t throw strikes and our big bats off the bench are Angel Berroa and Brett Gardner.

  1471. tampayank May 6th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    “James
    May 6th, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    YAY, another free agent who can’t get it done in a big spot

    What a waste of money. Should have just gotten Hank Blalock

    so the bottom of the 8th w/ 2 outs and the bases loaded wasn’t a big spot? sometimes you have to give the pitcher credit for jamming him, can’t expect guys to go 5/5 every night, everyone has to step up..if anything Jeter should have reached so they would have had that extra out to work with

  1472. Stop. May 6th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Bad fans. Get a grip or go away.

  1473. John May 6th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Why not get every all star?????? clueless.

    The Rays bunted two runners over, hit a sac fly and got a clutch 2 out hit from the bottom of their lineup. It’s doesn’t take a superstar.

    Pena and Molina had their chances.

    Tex came thru once, but need to get the sac fly especially on a 2-0 count. And no clutch hit again.

  1474. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Watching this team is like watching a movie for which you already know the ending. I’m not sure this isn’t a 4th place club this year.

  1475. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    “Meet the 2009 team…. same as the 2008 team.

    Waste every decently pitched game because of the putrid offense.”

    I agree we needed to get a Manny type presence in this line-up Tex can’t take the pressure he is A-Rod all over again. Guarantee if Manny is on this team we have 3 or more wins against Boston.

  1476. Derwood May 6th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “Tex can’t hit when it counts” ??
    He hit a 3-run double to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning.

    HOW ABOUT DEREK JETER CAN’T HIT WHEN IT COUNTS?

    0-for-5.

  1477. Derwood May 6th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “Tex can’t hit when it counts” ??
    He hit a 3-run double to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning.

    HOW ABOUT DEREK JETER CAN’T HIT WHEN IT COUNTS?

    0-for-5.

  1478. Soul May 6th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Manny isin’t a mental midgit like Teixeria.

    He wouldn’t even know the definition of NY pressure. You put him in a pressure situation, he will hit a HR, admire it, and walk around the bases.

    Put Teix in a big situation and you can see the nervousness in his eyes and the how tightly he holds the bat and he has the worst ABs on the team and makes an out.

    As usual, Cashman chose the soft player over the winner/clutch performer.

  1479. igotid88 May 6th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    A-Rod should be back tomorrow.

  1480. 34 Score May 6th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Those chanting “9 more years” for A-Rod

    Well, we have “8 more years” of Teixeria

    Atleast A-Rod is the best player in baseball. Teixeria is a role player being paid like a superstar.

  1481. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    oh the humanity

  1482. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Arod please return on Friday. I don’t want to hear Girardi’s BS for another week how he doesn’t know when he is coming back. The season isn’t early. Keep waiting and this team will be 10 games back. If he is healthy let him get his at bats here. Maybe his circus will take some pressure off of Tex. I am sick and tired of watching him already. Wrist injury, slump..whatever you want to call it, it’s pathetic already. Recently the lineup has 1 inning every game where they score runs and then they can’t do anything else for the other 8 innings.

  1483. John May 6th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Manny isn’t a mental midget??? Now that was funny

  1484. Derwood May 6th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    and what is this ‘hit when it counts’ nonsense? We should’ve won the game in the 8th, 9th. Has NOTHING to do with Mark.

  1485. Dan May 6th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    “Texieria is another A-Rod

    Manny would have been a MUCH better investment”

    Hey genius, you are aware that Manny is barreling toward 40, right? Wouldn’t call him an investment of any kind.

  1486. Richie May 6th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Mike

    Fire everyone. This team is a total embarrassment.
    __

    Or at least someone. Anyone.

  1487. Pat M May 6th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    The only thing worst than teh Yanks losing is reading the the posting of the losers that just write nothing but negative entries….Certainly these chumps never played competative sports, because no team would put up with quiters…..I remember being proud as a New Yorker because NY.er’s never quit….Should be ashamed of yourselves….

  1488. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Well without Tex’s double in the 8th, we never get to the 10th. They had their chances. Another disappointing loss.

    May has not been good so far.

  1489. igotid88 May 6th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Manny will suck here also.

  1490. K-Zone May 6th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Teixeria is another corporate high maintenance Yankee player who can’t handle pressure and melts in big spots

    Manny is a goof ball who just hits in big spots and his team wins. He does what he wants, but he is the scariest at bat in the game and ALWAYS comes through.

  1491. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Maddon was brilliant tonight. He knew the Yankees bullpen would eventually falter. Meanwhile, Percival is a has-been and still closed the door. Can it get much worse?

  1492. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Nick-Lost tonight was gooood

    This game-not so good

  1493. CENTRAL CT YANKEE May 6th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Can we Just get Arod up here tomorrow…I mean does he really need another extended spring training game?????

  1494. John May 6th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Tex is a career .322 hitter with RISP

  1495. DMan77 May 6th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    We’re so lucky to just be 5 back.

    Lets just keeping hoping for a turn around.

    It has to happen eventually.

  1496. Bill X May 6th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    If Teixeria had gone to Boston, he would be hitting .350 with 10 HRs

    If we had signed Manny, he would probably forget how to hit in the clutch

    We are cursed

  1497. Matt May 6th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    at least when a-rod gets back on friday, we can pin everything on one guy, as opposed to the entire team.

    because you all know thats exactly whats going to happen.

  1498. YankeeRay May 6th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Al from BK
    May 6th, 2009 at 11:28 pm
    “Manny would have been a MUCH better investment”

    We should have gotten Manny AND Tex could Manny’s defense be worse than Damon’s in LF?

    =======

    Al, you know where I was on this. I said all along trade nady for nothing and sign Manny. Arod will help but there are no clutch hitters on this team and Manny would have brought a hitting attitude. Hopefully he opts out and joins us next year as we will still need him then.

  1499. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    DMAN77 — Why does it have to happen eventually? Is it preordained?

  1500. Derwood May 6th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    How about Girardi bringing in Phil Coke in the 10th inning when MO had just struck out the damn side?

    Terrible deicision.

    One more time:

    STOP LETTING JETER OFF THE HOOK. He was useless at the plate tonight.

  1501. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Can the Yankees joke of a medical staff check out Tex’s wrist tomorrow??! Besides 2 homeruns it is impossible for him to drive any balls. I am not sure it is just a slump anymore.

  1502. robbie -- "FIRE CASHMAN...FOR THE LOVE OF BASEBALL GODS!!!" May 6th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    freaking Girardi gave up this game…. yankin a well rested MO after 1 innning??? How stupid can you be…..

  1503. yankeenate May 6th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Baltimore is the only other team who has given up more runs than us. That is how bad our pitching is.

  1504. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Teixeira will be fine. A-Rod returns this weekend.

    The rotation is about to go on a roll.

    The clowns who have already pronounced this team dead need to go away for the rest of the season so there isn’t so much idiotic noise in this forum any longer.

    There’s a reason why most of the smart baseball fans don’t bother to comment during game threads.

  1505. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    When a team doesn’t respond to a manager, that is the manager’s fault.

    Example: The manager calls for the team to come out with a chip on their shoulder, and they sleepwalk through 90% of the game.

    And don’t even get me STARTED on not pitching Mo a second inning when he hasn’t pitched IN A WEEK!

  1506. Distd May 6th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    At the very least, I thought Teix could be a consistent presence in the lineup who can carry us for stretches like Carlos Beltran and not just ‘blend in’, but be an impact player even if he doesn’t carry a team full time.

    Now we’re finding out he disappears without help around him. What a disappointment. Now watch, we’;ll get A-Rod back and he will put up some meaningless HRs and probably finish the year with his career line. But when we really needed him, he showed his true value

  1507. robbie -- "FIRE CASHMAN...FOR THE LOVE OF BASEBALL GODS!!!" May 6th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    and Jeter!!! tey’ve got to decide in what to do with hi… he’s no longer a Major League SS… Pitchers are afraid to throw strikes because they know how weak the defense is… whose fault??? again FIRE CASHMAN!!!!

  1508. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    This team has become the embodiment of Murphy’s Law. This game was so right there for the taking. Thank you Brian Cashman . . . your club just gets better with age.

  1509. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Here I thought Francesa was cranky today, he just might shoot actual fire out of his mouth tomorrow. :P

  1510. Tex's Friend (Best 5 ever) May 6th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    damon would have never made it on that pop fly.

    i agree that re-signing damon is a possibility for 1 year with an option for a second if he would take it.

    toronto is up 8-0 so back to 5.5 down.

  1511. Jack W May 6th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    The rotation is about to go on a roll?

    Says who?

    I love how people make declarations like that with nothing to back it up.

  1512. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Throwing Cashman down a flight of stairs? Nice……

    Pat M, it’s awfully hard to maintain any sense of optimism. I’m glad you can – you are a voice of reason – but it’s hard. Right now, the team is what it is – mediocre. It’s over a month into the season and nothing has changed from last year. Tex’s hit shouldn’t disguise the fact that the Yankees did everything badly tonight. Good players sometimes have bad years and I think this could be the case for Texeira. He couldn’t get a simple sac fly coming off of his game tying hit? If that didn’t get him going…..In any case, he wasn’t the only one who sucked.

    I’m going to the game tomorrow as my father got late tickets from a business associate – Legends seats. At least if the Yankees stink it up, the food will be good.

    Trying hard to be positive, but it’s not working

  1513. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Yankeeray- Agreed but Manny should have been here this year we essentially through away the year because we wanted to keep the payroll near 200 mil, and then they charge 2 grand for seats. The frickin’ nerve, I wish Big Stein was still in charge, Johan would be here and so would Beltran/Manny etc.

  1514. SDYankee May 6th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I love how people are calling for Tomko….the cure for a sub .500 club with a $200+M payroll is a journey-man middle reliever.

  1515. Francis May 6th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Damon is the only big game player we have

    Remove him and this team truly becomes a spineless bunch with no clutch ability, if not already.

  1516. robbie -- "FIRE CASHMAN...FOR THE LOVE OF BASEBALL GODS!!!" May 6th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I wish Mr. George is still in control….

  1517. Don May 6th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Lots of cry babies on this board tonight: I see improvement: AJ was not bad, Tex is awakening, the bullpen is not a disaster any more. We are going to win a lot of games in the days to come.

  1518. RS May 6th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I thought the blowout losses the first week of the season were rough, but in the last 8 losses we’ve had a decent chance to win about 6 of them.

  1519. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Now Now Pete is LEADING Joe into excuses…

    Way to ask the tough questions, Pete.

    Why don’t you go wash Girardi’s car after you get done s-cking him off.

  1520. Rob May 6th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I think girardi makes hitters tight, and thats why this teams offensive output is so much less than two years ago.

  1521. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Giuseppe, the genius, always optimistic. On what do you base your optimism? The starters will start going 7 or 8 innings? The team will start hitting in teh clutch for the first time in 1 1/2 years? You have no basis, so for once just shut your Pollyanna trap.

  1522. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know about the mo and coke thing…We had many chances to win the game but our offense just can’t get it done. Damon on third with one out. Melk and cano 2nd and third.

  1523. Oddessy May 6th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    The fact that we are even discussing Tomko as a savior shows how badly Cashman screwed up

    And great bench he had today in the 9th inning with Gardner-Pena-Molina due up.

  1524. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Man, I thought the New York media was tough.

    The next tough question will be the first.

    Meanwhile Pete just left the room… Musta run out of twinkies.

  1525. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Girardi: “Pretty soon the lineup is going to change”.

    Yeah, what is that day Giardi??!!

  1526. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    The rotation is about to go on a roll?

    Says who?

    I love how people make declarations like that with nothing to back it up.

    ————-

    You need people to hold your hand to actually watch what’s going on?

    Sabathia has started to come around the last couple of outings. Joba was excellent against the Tigers and was unhittable after the 1st inning last night.

    Burnett was good tonight but all the strikeouts hurt his pitch count.

    Are you watching what is going on?

    The starters are starting to do what they’re supposed to do. These are signs that they are about to get on a roll.

    Remember what I said and see how things shake out over the next month.

  1527. robbie -- "FIRE CASHMAN...FOR THE LOVE OF BASEBALL GODS!!!" May 6th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    solution…. FIRE CASHMAN together with his talent evaluators….

  1528. Berroa MVP May 6th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    This forum is an intellectual wasteland. Cant believe ive scrolled down reading this crap

  1529. Derwood May 6th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Look, I’m not worried really at all. I just think this particular game was frustrating:

    1. Several chances to win
    2. Girardi took out Mo, shouldn’t have- Phil Coke in a tie game against the defending AL champions? No.
    3. 4 straight losses

    just regular, losing streak frustration. That’s all.

  1530. Thomo May 6th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Folks – calm down.

    Bad news: Jeter’s decline is now painful to watch – every night he grounds on to the pitcher once or twice; he has no lateral range-either left or right. I know he is the “face of the franchise” but hopefully he will know when to leave gracefully. People at one point thought he had a chance of 4,000 hits – I doubt he will make it to 3,000. If he walked away at the end of his current contract – does he still make the HOF?

    Jorge is breaking down – age has caught up to him as well.

    Good news: ARod soon to return; CC will not continue to pitch poorly; Joba got his fire back; Phil Hughes will continue to improve; Wang will rebound.

  1531. Manson May 6th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Just like everything was supposed to turn around last year right?

    The arrogance of some here has no bounds. So we’re the NY Yankees, so it is a given we turn it around and make the playoffs? It might be possible we are not that good or we can’t overcome injuries or that our new guys won’t adjust to NY or live up to expectations?

    We missed the playoffs last year and are already behind the ball this year. Calm down. There is no guarantee of anything, these are not Torre’s Yankees anymore….

  1532. hobbie May 6th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Man on third, less than two out. We had to get that run home. We did not.

    Maddon tried his best to help us, substituting an aging Percival for Balfour who was throwing smoke.

    I have no problem with pulling Mo after one inning of work. At least Girardi is not Torre.

    Coke is a good Pitcher. tonight Pena was better.

    Someday the losing will stop, just like the rain will stop.

    It always has before.

  1533. John May 6th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    How can you blame Cashman for a bench when Arod got hurt, Nady got hurt and Jorge gets hurt???

    The Sox had Everly and Bailey in their lineup and can still manage to field a team.

    Again you don’t need superstars to play fundamental baseball.

    Bartlett sacrificed the guys over, Iwamura got a sac fly and Navvarro gets a two out hit.

    That’s baseball.

  1534. CaptainsCorner May 6th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    The rotation is definitely not the problem. The hitting with RISP and bullpen is.

  1535. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Giuseppe, the genius, always optimistic. On what do you base your optimism? The starters will start going 7 or 8 innings? The team will start hitting in teh clutch for the first time in 1 1/2 years? You have no basis, so for once just shut your Pollyanna trap.

    ————

    I’m not interested in arguing with a retard. If you want to jump off that ledge – be my guest and do it.

    Just make sure you don’t land on my car.

  1536. Stop. May 6th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Jeter has a bad week at the plate and he’s done, huh? Just ugh. Go to bed.

  1537. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    the yankees lose again go sox

  1538. Nome May 6th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Losing Posada and bringing back A-Rod kind of off-sets things.

    So we were as good as we were from Opening day until Monday. That’s the offense we should expect. That’s the same offense that has sputtered numerous times early in the season.

    We’re not going to be 100% healthy for a while.

  1539. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Folks, remember what Gepetto says, for he is a soothsayer. he can see great things that mere mortals cannot. Or perhaps he’s just full of himself and needs to see things as they really are.

  1540. robbie -- "FIRE CASHMAN...FOR THE LOVE OF BASEBALL GODS!!!" May 6th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    John wake up…. cashman collects antique players… sign’s them up until they are 65 y.o…. and who are in the minor’s now???

  1541. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Giuseppe — you’re a piece of crap who tries to come across as a voice of reason. If I could hit you with my car, I would make the extra effort.

  1542. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Giuseppe — you’re a piece of crap who tries to come across as a voice of reason. If I could hit you with my car, I would make the extra effort.

  1543. eric May 6th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    We could be 15 games out by the end of the month and Franco will say we’re fine.

    The homers are just as bad as the bridge jumpers.

  1544. carl May 6th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mWW6kRITEY

  1545. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    “the bullpen is not a disaster any more.”

    Were you watching the last few games? Girardi’s circle of trust, Alby, Edwar and Veras have blown a few separate games. I still have faith in Coke although not as much as I used to.

  1546. tampayank May 6th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    “CENTRAL CT YANKEE
    May 6th, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    Can we Just get Arod up here tomorrow…I mean does he really need another extended spring training game?????

    +1, even if he’s not completely tuned up his presense alone will make a difference for everyone else…but that’s us just being in extreme panic mode looking for a savior :)

  1547. Dracer109 May 6th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    SJ44 has real perspective, unlike Franco.

    Things ain’t as rosy as some think

  1548. Tampa Ted May 6th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    What does it take to get Kevin Cash called up? He’s only 8 for 14 with 6 RBI at Scranton.If he’s on the team he bats for Molina with the chance to end the game in the 9th.

  1549. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. May 6th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Giuseppe—you’re a piece of crap who tries to come across as a voice of reason. If I could hit you with my car, I would make the extra effort.

    ==============================

    What the hell is wrong with you?
    Get a grip.

  1550. Thomo May 6th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Stop -

    i am more concerned with Jeter’s poor defensive play – he never was strong to his left – but unfortunately he is now having trouble with the ball hit into the hole as well.

  1551. KWAN May 6th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    This is like the Mets of September

    No bullpen, no clutch hitting, wasted good starters performances.

    Where is the help on the horizon?

  1552. Brandon "We are all going to meet Berroa under the Oneill banner" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 6th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Cheer up Coke it’s not your fault, and I love his attitude.

  1553. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Giuseppe—you’re a piece of crap who tries to come across as a voice of reason. If I could hit you with my car, I would make the extra effort.

    ———–

    Did I upset you? Does common sense and understanding the game of baseball bother someone of your limited intellect?

    Make sure have permission to drive that short bus, though. They don’t just let any student drive them.

  1554. steve0 May 6th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Andy will get it back for us tomorrow

  1555. Pat M May 6th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Betsy, As you know losing ways can change to winning ways very quickly…..The club seems to fight their way back into the games but are coming up short right now…..Just hang in and things will turn around and it’ll be very satifying not only when they bounce back, but equally rewarding is that you hung in their as a real Yankee fan…..Screw the rest of thses psuedo so called Yankee fans….Just a load of bs…..

  1556. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    While I’m on a roll, Giuseppe, your pompous mockery of other posters makes you very small indeed. You’re not Nostradamus, A$$hole.

  1557. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Coke says he never tips his cap to the hitter, and then says, “my hat’s off to him (Pena)”

    Way to go, kid.

  1558. Jonesy May 6th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    hey hey! come one guys lets not get into a war. can’t we all just get along?

  1559. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Gisuseppe, if living in your mother’s basement and watching reruns of 1996 makes you an expert, then go ahead and believe it. You’re still an arrogant turd in the end.

  1560. AG May 6th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Um, was Coke near tears on the postgame?

  1561. Frank May 6th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    You know it’s the team. Every free agent we bring in under produces. Cashman hasn’t been able to assemble a bullpen since 2000. The new stadium is a joke. I don’t know what it is, but the Pinstripes seem to bring out the worst in everyone lately.

    We like curses, we boasted one for a long time, maybe time to start looking in the mirror.

  1562. yaz May 6th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    A-roid won’t help the bullpin remember this which loss the game in the 10th

  1563. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    We could be 15 games out by the end of the month and Franco will say we’re fine.

    The homers are just as bad as the bridge jumpers.

    ———-

    It’s called watching a lot of good and bad baseball over the course of 30+ years.

    The rotation has not gotten it together yet but they will. When that happens, everything else will start to fall into place.

    But running around like a chicken with your head cut off and screaming for everyone to be fired isn’t going to help them win ball games.

  1564. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Franco likes to think he is the logical and voice of reason but just saying “We’re ok anyone who disagrees is not a real fan” isn’t very reasonable at all. This team has a lot of holes and nothing to fill said holes with.

  1565. joe May 6th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    its not that we have good arms in the bullpen and they have not come around.

    face the facts- WE HAVE A BAD BULLPEN, THE NUMBERS DO NOT LIE

  1566. Replay Is A Joke May 6th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    In Girardi’s defense, it’s hard not to believe you’re superhuman when Pete is sucking up to you constantly, and making excuse after excuse for your incompetence.

  1567. Jonesy May 6th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    “What does it take to get Kevin Cash called up? He’s only 8 for 14 with 6 RBI at Scranton.If he’s on the team he bats for Molina with the chance to end the game in the 9th.”

    Cash is still on the DL but, I read that he is very close to being back

  1568. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Awwww, ZMAN7777 doesn’t like me.

    I guess I’ll have to carry on with my life anyways.

  1569. Al from BK May 6th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    “The rotation has not gotten it together yet but they will. When that happens, everything else will start to fall into place.”

    To be fair the past couple of pitchers have pitched well enough to win if they had a real offense contributing to their starts. A championship ballclub scores more than 3 runa against a junk-baller like Sonnanstine.

  1570. dan 771 May 6th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    The team just has no heart

    they just collect their money and thats it

  1571. Pat M May 6th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    That pitch Coke threw was a good pitch…Pena didn’t hit a mistake, he hit a tough pitch….That’s why he’s playing and why you jokers are sitting here watching and displaying your total lack of understanding the game of baseball…..

  1572. ZMAN7777 May 6th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    No, Al, are you blind? Franco knows better than everyone else. It’s written on his typewriter, after 10,000 entries of “All work and no play makes Giuseppe a dull boy.”

  1573. Richie May 6th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Jonesy

    Cash is still on the DL but, I read that he is very close to being back
    ___

    Why in the world do we need Cash and his 38 career OPS+ on a team that can’t hit?

  1574. John May 6th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Wake up with what exactly? I laugh at this stuff, you’re complaining about a bench and the Sox had Bailey, Van Every and Nick Green all in their lineup tonight. If that was the Yankees bench you’d be complaining to no end too. Yankees went into the season with Swisher, Molina, Melky and either Berroa or someone else on it. Maybe Berroa would need to be upgraded for sure, you complaining about the other 3?

  1575. Donnie May 6th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Giuseppe,

    Thanks for being one of the only reasonable people here. I may sound overly negative in posts at times, but it’s more venting frustration than anything. You are 100% correct in everything you’ve said today, and it’s a shame that people can’t be bothered to look at the big picture.

    If we play like this solidly for 2 weeks, then sure, start talking about problems. If we’re still playing like this in late July, then yeah, season’s probably over.

    It’s friggin’ May, people. They sucked and sucked and sucked tonight, but didn’t quit. These guys have heart, more than I saw last year at this time. I’ve seen several people say things like, “They’re always in position to win games like this and then they don’t”. Last season, we weren’t even in position to win, because we’d go down and never get back up. Last year, this would have been a 3-0 loss, or worse.

    Give them time.

    And Tex did just about everything right in his last AB, just didn’t get the desired result. He got too far under it and didn’t hit it deep enough. A-Rod has done it umpteen times for us, and everyone is psyched about having him back. Sometimes it happens.

  1576. Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    GF, I think AJ was fair – if that. I have a hard time with the fact he couldn’t get through the 6th without giving up runs. He walked the leadoff hitter (I missed it, but I read here that it was an 0-2 count) and he gave up a two out hit that made it 3-0. It’s not his fault the Yankees can’t hit, but knowing the situation, he had to do a better job. He also threw way too many pitches – 90 something through 5? He’s had games where he’s K’d many more than 8, pitched more innings and didn’t throw that much more than the 114 pitches he threw tonight.

    Did anyone catch the post-game show? I missed what AJ had to say – anything interesting?

  1577. Giuseppe Franco May 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    the hell with the yankees im a sox fan any way

  1578. CJC May 7th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    This lineup makes me miss Abreu’s at bats.

    I think the Captain needs to have a pep talk with his team.

  1579. Harris May 7th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    No guarantee things will get turned around.

    We play in a brutal division. Lots of injury questions, 2 young guys in the rotation, who knows about Wang. Bullpen has no solutions right now.

    And the clutch hitting was awful last year too, what makes people think it will improve this year?

  1580. igotid88 May 7th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    the yankee pitchers had a lot of k’s the last 2 games. almost half the outs were by k’s.

  1581. Giuseppe Franco May 7th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Franco likes to think he is the logical and voice of reason but just saying “We’re ok anyone who disagrees is not a real fan” isn’t very reasonable at all. This team has a lot of holes and nothing to fill said holes with.

    ———-

    You’re the same guy who wrote 100 idiotic comments when the Yanks were losing and then said nothing when Teixeira tied up the game.

    Of course, you didn’t return and whine until Coke gave up the homerun.

    I’d bet you wouldn’t have come back at all if Teixeira had scored that inning and the Yanks had won the game.

    Thats why you’re not a real fan. You only complain and whine.

  1582. ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Now even though I dislike Gepetto, I know that last quote isn’t his.

  1583. ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hey Giuseppe — some of us have jobs. You might want to look into the concept. Mama’s basement is no place for a 35-year-old.

  1584. RayRay May 7th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    “This lineup makes me miss Abreu’s at bats.”

    Maybe Abreu was afraid of the wall but, at least the guy could do some damage at the plate especially with all those RBIs.

  1585. Donnie May 7th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    “A championship ballclub scores more than 3 runa against a junk-baller like Sonnanstine.”

    And Sidney Ponson threw 7.1 innings of 1 run ball tonight, and Carl Pavano held the Red Sox to 2. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then. Sonnanstine is pretty bad, yes, but he hit his spots tonight, and had them off balance. Sometimes it happens, and they DID eventually get to him, it was just too late. Also, a third of our 9 batters after the rally were Molina, Pena, and Melky. A championship team probably doesn’t field more than one of those guys at a time. In a few weeks, neither will we.

    Seriously, it was a crappy loss. Every team has MANY of them every year. It happens. You get over, go back out there, and hope to salvage a split tomorrow, before coming in to Baltimore and trying to stay hot against a mostly bad Orioles team.

  1586. Tank May 7th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Burnett has a 3.81 career ERA. I don’t know why people were expecting miracles from him. He is a typical hard thower and 2 pitch pitcher with mediocre control. This is the type of game he will have most of the time. Lots of pitches and some innings where he lets it get away.

    Some of you set your expectations way too high for Burnett. He is doing a fine job if you were realistic with what you expected from him

  1587. Replay Is A Joke May 7th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Teixeira just said “we’re a good team.”

    Silly Tex… He should read Pete’s fine work more… This team doesn’t have enough talent to win.

    Right Pete???

  1588. Betsy May 7th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Pat M, I’ll hang in there for as long as the season lasts…….I love this team even if I say they suck at times. I guess that’s just the nature of being a fan, lol…

  1589. Giuseppe Franco May 7th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    To be fair the past couple of pitchers have pitched well enough to win if they had a real offense contributing to their starts. A championship ballclub scores more than 3 runa against a junk-baller like Sonnanstine.

    ———–

    So you’re saying the Yanks have no business getting beat by a guy liek Sonannstine?

    You do realize he was a pretty good for the Rays last season and I’ll bet that he pitched at least one good game against the Red Sox.

    The Rays have pretty good pitching, ya know. Sonannstine wouldn’t be in their rotation unless he was capable of getting hitters out.

  1590. Source May 7th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Abreu was a cool customer who didn’t let pressure get to him. Some people may view him as soft, but his carefree, relaxed attitude made him so deadly in a big spot.

    He isin’t a high maintenance player like Teixeria who is a perfectionist and tries too hard to please everyone. Abreu is just himself and doesn’t try and do too much.

  1591. igotid88 May 7th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    # Betsy May 6th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    GF, I think AJ was fair – if that. I have a hard time with the fact he couldn’t get through the 6th without giving up runs. He walked the leadoff hitter (I missed it, but I read here that it was an 0-2 count) and he gave up a two out hit that made it 3-0. It’s not his fault the Yankees can’t hit, but knowing the situation, he had to do a better job. He also threw way too many pitches – 90 something through 5? He’s had games where he’s K’d many more than 8, pitched more innings and didn’t throw that much more than the 114 pitches he threw tonight.

    Did anyone catch the post-game show? I missed what AJ had to say – anything interesting?
    __________________________________

    the Pena error added 9 or 10 extra pitches.

  1592. E-gawa May 7th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Is Mo hurt or something? Did Girardi say anything about why he only pitched 1 inning?

  1593. John May 7th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    the problems with this team continue to be injuries again this year, again killing any roster flexability they have. Jorge down again. Nady was not something you could foresee. And Arod obviously. Not to mention the Tex wrist, Damon banged up, Matsui’s knees or Swisher getting plunked.

    And they simply don’t make a lot of good fundamental baseball plays. The Rays are young, but they make baseball plays when they need to either or defense or offense. You have to be able to get guys in from third with less than two outs and that has nothing with being clutch. A soft ground ball gets them in. But you continue to see all of them get up there and fail, Jeter, Tex, Molina, Cano, Melky, Matsui etc. Just don’t single out Arod again. The Rays were the second to worst team in baseball with RISP last year and they made it all the way. It’s making enough of the right plays at the right time. Tonight the Yankees had many chances to make the right play and didn’t.

  1594. AGuard May 7th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Couldn’t have imagined a worse start in NY for Teixeria

    What he proved was that he was a good player, not a great or excellent player. He needs top talent around him to excel— which is fine, but for $180 million, you would think he could step up when we needed him to.

    He hasn’t been bad, he has KILLED us. Worst BA on the team aside from Ransom

  1595. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    “You’re the same guy who wrote 100 idiotic comments when the Yanks were losing and then said nothing when Teixeira tied up the game.”

    I do other things besides post on this blog, by the time I came back we were in a rain delay. Should I just post when they’re winning and give textual pep talks like some of the other posters? A team that is under 500 doesn’t deserve praise for getting 1 clutch hit out of 100 attempts. I was actually watching the game and hoping for a win but it didn’t happen, am I supposed to pretend to be pleased and toe the line just to be a “real” fan like you?

  1596. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Im with Gepetto hey zman u just suck at life go back 2 the basement

  1597. Giuseppe Franco May 7th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hey Giuseppe—some of us have jobs. You might want to look into the concept. Mama’s basement is no place for a 35-year-old.

    ———–

    I can pretty much guarantee I earn a much better living than you do.

    Optimism in a lesson in life just as much as it is about a baseball team.

    Maybe if you had learned that at some point you wouldn’t be quitting on the Yanks and life itself and made something of yourself.

  1598. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    “The Rays have pretty good pitching, ya know. Sonannstine wouldn’t be in their rotation unless he was capable of getting hitters out.”

    He has a 6 ERA and mediocre stuff. Is everything you say pre-approved by the Yankees or something? This team should hit Sonnanstine he is their 4 starter this guy isn’t Garza, Shields or Kaz he is a finesse guy who good teams hit.

  1599. ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    LOL Whomever is impersonating Giuseppe and myself really needs to be more creative..

  1600. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    12:11 Al is impostor.

  1601. Fran May 7th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Outside of Joba, this team is unwatchable.

  1602. ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Giuseppe — you earn nowhere near what I do. On that I would bet the stars, you arrogant, flaccid, phallus.

  1603. John May 7th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    and Tex is a month in and selling him out. A career .320 hitter with RISP. Look at his stats, he heats up the longer the season goes on with his best months in AUgust and September. He gets a two out base loaded double in the eigth inning to tie this game, after Jeter wiffs mind you with one out and men on 2nd and 3rd, but that doesn’t matter. It the extra innings when he can’t handle it apparently like somehow the situation changed. If you hit .400 with RiSP that means you fail 6 out of 10 times. Judge him at the end of the year. How would the team have looked with Arod and Nady hurt and no Tex. 1B Swish, 3B Pena/Berroa and shelley Duncan in RF with Melky in CF right now. SOunds just fantastic

  1604. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    again children things are not going well so far. they are not hitting with RISP, no 2 out hits.. baseball is a game of %’s so over time they will even out.

    Tex is 1 for 19 I think with RISP, is that going to continue? History says no. Say the postgame and all the highlights Coke’s pitch was not that bad.. Never saw the Pena play at 1b when he was safe.

    Children you need to keep the faith it is a long season. they get back Arod who personally can make some changes but as a ballplayer he is about the 3rd best player in the game.. Yea they will still have Molina but 1 trhu 8 should be pretty pretty good. The AJ comment that he is a 3.81 ERA guy is true, all I am asking for is between 3.50 and 3.80 and that will be fine. His ERA is about 5 at present..

    Looks like veras may be odd man out, we will see in 2 days which pitcher gets set down and if Berroa goes down also….

    add arod and another bat change some chemistry and get on a roll. I remember the year Tino carried them in May they were 11 and 19 and had no where the talent they have now.. Tex did not forget how to hit and as far as pressure he looked pretty good last year in the playoffs against the sux and he has been a star for at least 10 yrs. and all this guys have learned to live with the pressure etc..

    all is not lost …….they will be fine and I am not in denial……

  1605. AZTravos May 7th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Teix has the right attitude, it’s hard to kill him.

    He just was asked to do more than he was capable of and he let it get to him. He CANNOT carry a team. He is a blend in player, like an Abreu. He tried so hard to fill in for A-Rod that he completely screwed up his approach at the plate and is mentally out of whack. He is trying to hit a 600 ft HR in every AB now.

    How about Cashman have some pinch hitters on the bench instead of 8 relievers?

  1606. E-gawa May 7th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Another loss to Girardi. If he put the closer out for at least 2.. there’d be nothing you could second guess him on. Mo hadn’t pitched in 5 days.. he’s well rested and had a great B-S ratio.. If someones going to lose it in the 10th at home.. I’d rather it be the best. There are no excuse for taking Mo out unless he was hurt.

  1607. REZ May 7th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I love how people are killing AJ… it’s like people thought we were getting Roy Halladay.

    He has pitched fine. ERA is inflated by the Boston start. He is the least of the problems. But like the other guy above said, people set the expectations too high on him. He is a 3.8 ERA pitcher. 6 IP, 3 ER/7 IP, 4 ER sounds about right.

  1608. Giuseppe Franco May 7th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    He has a 6 ERA and mediocre stuff. Is everything you say pre-approved by the Yankees or something? This team should hit Sonnanstine he is their 4 starter this guy isn’t Garza, Shields or Kaz he is a finesse guy who good teams hit.

    ———–

    Did you know that Sonnanstine threw 13 straight scoreless innings against the Red Sox last September?

    Look it up and you’ll see that even the better teams struggle to score runs on occasion against what you perceive as a “mediocre” pitcher.

    Fourth starter or not, Sonnanstine can still get major league hitters out when he’s on.

  1609. John May 7th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Giuseppe just go do meth with joba’s mom you arrogant SOB

  1610. Eric May 7th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    so how is cashman going to fix this terrible bullpen?

    is he going to sign pedro or someone to be our setup man?

  1611. Joe Mama May 7th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Texeria is starting to break out, once Lightinig rod Alex comes back he will take pressure off everybody, by being Alex. Hope he can get out to a quick start otherwise it will be a long year for the Yanks

  1612. no.27 May 7th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    The Yankees are 3 games behind the Red Sox in the loss column. THREE GAMES! If Mariano doesn’t give up the home run to Bay, it would be 1 game.

    The Yankees have missed the playoffs ONCE in the last 15 years and all of a sudden being back 3 games on May 6th means the season is over. What the hell is wrong with you people?

    This is the best quote I’ve read:

    “Damon is the only big game player we have
    Remove him and this team truly becomes a spineless bunch with no clutch ability, if not already.”

    You are an idiot.

  1613. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    if the yanks wanted to trade tex today and would pay some of his contract so the total amount would be $160 mill not the $180 or so they paid there would be the same teams who want him as they did 4 months ago.

    the guy is 29, a student of the game, he will figure it out.. football plays 16 games they play 162 in baseball for a reason……

    hey the padres were in first about 2 weeks ago how are they doing, I thought anything acan happen in baseball. Santana looks great so far you think he will end the year with a sub 1 ERA??????????

    I was around during the GUidry yr. 25 and 3, he was unhittable and total domination and had like a 1.70 ERA in larger parks with no roids, you look at the %%%%%%%’s for a reason……….

  1614. D-Train May 7th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Girardi should have put Veras in the 11th

  1615. Tank May 7th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Santana will outperform all of our starters, by a mile.

    Today – 7 IP, 0 ER, 10 Ks against the Phillies

  1616. Pat M May 7th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    The first two big Yankee free agent signings were Catfish Hunter & Reggie Jackson…Catfish started 0-5 & Reg was hitting something like .200 with a few dingers….That all turned out alright….Baseball is a near perfect game played by not very near perfect people…..

  1617. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    yea again from anothe mental midget. Mo is 39 jsut threw 18 pitches it is may 6th, have him pitch 2 innings. NAH THAT IS NOT A PANIC MOVE..

    Really are you people this stupid or are you just joking????

  1618. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    “so how is cashman going to fix this terrible bullpen?”

    Should have signed Juan Cruz, but too late now. No more pen arms.

  1619. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Juan Cruz if I remember was the type of FA they would have to give up a 1st round pick for.. that would have been a stupid move, sorry……..

  1620. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    “Santana will outperform all of our starters, by a mile.

    Today – 7 IP, 0 ER, 10 Ks against the Phillies”

    Can’t rethink that trade now, just need to hope CC can turn into a half way decent number 1. Nobody will ever be Johan.

  1621. Giuseppe Franco May 7th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Giuseppe—you earn nowhere near what I do. On that I would bet the stars, you arrogant, flaccid, phallus.

    ————

    Uh-huh. Get that high school vernacular out of your system.

    Maybe you should try some optimism for a change. You may get somewhere in life.

    You decided to pick a fight when I didn’t make a single comment to you at all tonight and now you’re whining like a little girl with a skinned knee.

    Like I said, if life sucks that bad for you – go ahead and jump. It will be quick and you won’t have to suffer any longer.

  1622. Zodiac May 7th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Anyone notice how MO was the only one who showed any interest in the game in the bottom of the 9th?

    Everyone else looked tired and bored. Most were sitting on the bench anyway.

  1623. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    “Anyone notice how MO was the only one who showed any interest in the game in the bottom of the 9th?

    Everyone else looked tired and bored. Most were sitting on the bench anyway.”

    Mo remembers the Yankees when they were good.

  1624. no.27 May 7th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Juan Cruz would have cost a 4th round pick because the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd went for Tex, CC, and AJ.

  1625. John May 7th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Santana pitches in the NL !!!! Where pitchers resurrect their careers. Get over it !!! He’s pitching no different than what CC did over there last year. Livian Hernandez, Jeff Weaver, Joel Piniero, Brandon Looper are all pitching there for god sake and winning games. Ohelndorff is lighting it up too.

  1626. Jersey Joe May 7th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    So who do we sign next winter? Matt Holliday? John Lackey? Rich Harden? Jason Bay?

    Time to start looking at 2010. This team isin’t any good. They’ll tease their way back into the race just like last year, only to fall short again. These ‘meaningless games’ in April/May will come back to haunt them.

  1627. E-gawa May 7th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Stuart, How many times were you dropped on your head?

    Mo has already thrown 30 pitches in an outing once already this season. You’re complaining about 18 in a tie game at home when his B-S ratio was 4-14?

    Yeah, you sure are smart.

  1628. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Zodiac you a psychologist? You know who cares> Really you should be quite wealthy.

    What do you do for a living? If you can tell what people think and care from body language or some other cue, call simon and shuster and pitch them on a book, you will make tens of millions………..

    good night I cannot compete with people with this low of a level of intellect…

  1629. Joe Mama May 7th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    It is early but these April and May games are going to be big when it’s september. The Yankees already gave away three games on Wang’s starts plus those killed the pen. The pen blew a game for Joba in KC, Mo gave up a save in Boston, the game today was a game they probably should have won, and there have been others.

    By no means is the season over but the Yankees need to step up or it’s going to be another push to get to the playoffs and everyone is going to be gassed for the postseason.

  1630. ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Giuseppe — it’s your holier than thou attitude that so grating. I know you can’t see it, but it’s there. Speaking of little girls, you seem to liken the Yankees to some Barbie dream team that will live happily ever after in the end. Perhaps you were raised in a bubble.

  1631. TY Clip May 7th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I don’t want to here about injuries… the Blue Jays were decimated by injuries and are 20-10. Angels have had far worse injuries than we have, and they have the same record as us.

    Could it just be that we lack guts?

  1632. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    no 27 if they signed Cruz then they would not have had a pick to the 4th round? Did the yget any picks for ABreu or Giambi etc?

    thanks….

  1633. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    no 27 if they signed Cruz then they would not have had a pick to the 4th round? Did the yget any picks for ABreu or Giambi etc?

    thanks….

  1634. Bill X May 7th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    It was embarrassing to see Mariano on the top step full of life and the rest of the team looking like they wish they were anywhere but at the ballpark.

  1635. Christina May 7th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    TY, you hit it right. Can’t use injuries as an excuse as all teams are dealt with their share. Jays pitching was all injured but the guys they brought up have compensated so far. Yankees just havent done that and they are lacking something.

  1636. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    good night im going to cry in my pillow

  1637. steve May 7th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    stuart, did you see their facial expressions?

    you don’t need to be a psychologist to know that they looked completely out of it

  1638. carl May 7th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    The jays can hit though. We can’t.

  1639. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Egawa you Mo’s trainer? I did not know that.. where do you have your sports medicine degree from?

    Also you must be a expert on pitching mechanics and other issues.

    I apologize I did not know we had such a smart guy on the site. What MLB team are you working for???Maybe you are just living off a huge severance from you last baseball gig… Fill me in, anxious to hear about all your knowledge and experience… Maybe you can apply for the manager or pitching coach job for he yanks or a AAA team I assume High A is below your vast knowledge..

  1640. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Egawa you Mo’s trainer? I did not know that.. where do you have your sports medicine degree from?

    Also you must be a expert on pitching mechanics and other issues.

    I apologize I did not know we had such a smart guy on the site. What MLB team are you working for???Maybe you are just living off a huge severance from you last baseball gig… Fill me in, anxious to hear about all your knowledge and experience… Maybe you can apply for the manager or pitching coach job for he yanks or a AAA team I assume High A is below your vast knowledge..

  1641. Mr. Goodkat May 7th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    The bullpen has to be addressed. No one is anointing Tomko as the savior, but I’ve got to believe that he’ll be better than Veras or Albaladejo has. It’s worth taking a chance at least. If Tomko doesn’t get the job done, I might even consider signing Pedro as a setup man. It’s gotten that bad. You can’t just keep handing the ball to these guys, because you can’t trust anyone outside Mo.

    As far as the offense, what happened to fundamental baseball? Has anyone on this team ever heard of a sac-fly? Good god. This team lives or dies by the homerun ball and has no idea of how to manufacture runs when the balls not sailing out of the yard.

  1642. no.27 May 7th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    They didn’t get any picks back because they didn’t offer arbitration to any of their Type A or B free agents.

  1643. Bo knows May 7th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    The problem isn’t with the team. It’s all the sudden death 160 times a year. You want to talk about pressure. Twenty some games into the season with three regulars and the set up man and #2 starter hurt and radio hacks are calling for Girardi’s head. The guy did a hellacious job with an imploded pitching staff and rebuilding the BP last year. Doing all right this year as well. The pitching is starting to pick up and the weather will warm up. As to the BP you can’t get loose in 50 degree weather. Albaladejo throws a mid nineties sinker, very rare and very effective, he isn’t a throwaway. Why do you think Joe keeps bring these guys in an inning at a time, that’s how you build confidence. I don’t understand all this kie yieing, They’re hanging around 500 playing tough teams and Alex is due back, it’s acutally starting to look promising.

  1644. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    “The jays can hit though. We can’t.”

    Ding, ding. We have a winner!

  1645. Guard May 7th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    People think the Jays will collapse are setting themselves up for disappointment. Just like people thought the Rays would collapse last year.

    If you have good young pitching and a good bullpen, you can stay in any race.

    And I love how people say they haven’t played the AL East— the Jays have a winning record against the Sox over the past 3 years and have played us tough too. If they beat the crap out of all their out of division opponents, who cares if they go 16-22 against the Yankees and Sox?

  1646. Giuseppe Franco May 7th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Giuseppe—it’s your holier than thou attitude that so grating. I know you can’t see it, but it’s there. Speaking of little girls, you seem to liken the Yankees to some Barbie dream team that will live happily ever after in the end. Perhaps you were raised in a bubble.

    ———-

    Uh, no. I’ve just seen enough baseball in my lifetime to know that running head first into a wall on May 6th isn’t going to make the team better.

    I’ve recognized that the rotation hasn’t gotten on a roll yet and they will because the backs of their baseball cards say they will eventually.

    Sabathia has been pitching better. Burnett was filthy but his pitch count caught up to him. Joba was death on Red Sock hitters after the 1st inning yesterday and was great against the Tigers.

    Teixeira hasn’t hit yet but he will. Why? Because he always does after the calendar flips to May.

    A-Rod returns this weekend. His presence changes the makeup of the offense drastically and will help Teixeira a lot too.

    I don’t get crazy now because it’s a 162 game season. They will turn it around.

    Patience is a virtue. Just sit back and watch.

    Come back in 30 or 60 days and see how things have changed.

  1647. igotid88 May 7th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Gardner should lead off tomorrow

  1648. E-gawa May 7th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Stuart,

    So how many times were you dropped on your head? You never got back to me.

  1649. E-gawa May 7th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    I’m guessing 5 with 1 accidental kick

  1650. E-gawa May 7th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    maybe a 1 time “dog thought I was a chew toy” too..

  1651. Christina May 7th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    13-1 Jays now. Halladay is about to be 6-1 for the season.

  1652. DC 212 May 7th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I trust Gardner in a big spot a heck of a lot more than I do Teixeria

  1653. ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Giuseppe — winning has nothing to do with baseball cards and everything to do with clutch hitting and a dependable bullpen. Now, if those two things suddenly and surprisingly materialize, then the team has some hope. If not, then your platitudes are empty and the team is what it is. Right now this team has zero margin for error and lots of areas where errors are commonplace.

  1654. stuart May 7th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    more like 16 with 3 accidental kick smart ass!

  1655. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I can’t even pine after Halladay because in reality AJ didn’t pitch poorly we just couldn’t hit.

  1656. Kevin May 7th, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Every game we sleepwalk through now, is one more game we have to win in the late summer with 0 margin for error.

    Last year, we ended up giving away dozens of early games an never recovered. We were mirrored in a cycle of mediocrity until September when the pressure was off and they won some meaningless series.

  1657. Giuseppe Franco May 7th, 2009 at 12:51 am

    ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Giuseppe—winning has nothing to do with baseball cards and everything to do with clutch hitting and a dependable bullpen. Now, if those two things suddenly and surprisingly materialize, then the team has some hope. If not, then your platitudes are empty and the team is what it is. Right now this team has zero margin for error and lots of areas where errors are commonplace.

    ————–

    Remember this post and come back in two months because this won’t be the same team.

    Copy those words and put it a little folder somewhere and you’ll see what I’m talking about when they start rolling.

    That doesn’t mean I’m predicting them to win the World Series – but I can assure you they are not this bad.

    People just need to be patient and watch what happens.

  1658. ZMAN7777 May 7th, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Post copied. But I’m not sure it matters whether they win 82 or 89 games.

  1659. Al from BK May 7th, 2009 at 12:54 am

    This team needed to turn it on against the Sox, splitting against the Rays then going to Baltimore isn’t very encouraging. That’s assuming we win tomorrow of course.

  1660. GreenBeret7 May 7th, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Although I don’t care at all for his announcing ability, best wishes and speedy recovery from his setback after surgery for lung cancer. He’s having a rough go with an infection and pneumonia. Make it a good fight, Mr. Remy. Nobody needs to go through that ordeal.

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