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Game 48: Yankees at Indians (updated with roster move and Posada pre-game audio)

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YANKEES (27-20)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Posada C
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Gardner CF

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (4-1, 4.30).

INDIANS (21-28)
Cabrera SS
Sizemore DH
Martinez 1B
Peralta 3B
DeRosa LF
Francisco RF
Carroll 2B
Shoppach C
Crowe CF

Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (2-5, 3.04).

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. YES.

STATE OF THE ‘STRIPES: The Yankees are a half-out out of first in the AL East. They have won 12 of 15 and have started the road trip by taking two of three against Texas. Cleveland is in last place in the Central but swept four from Tampa at home, scoring 30 runs in the process.

THEY MEET AGAIN: The Yankees split a four-game series with the Indians in April in the Bronx. Lee beat them on April 16 when the new Stadium opened, allowing one run over six innings in a 10-2 rout. Pettitte did not pitch in that series.

PLEASE, CAN WE STAY: The Yankees were 47 of 120 (.392) in the three games in Texas, collecting 15 extra-base hits and walking 12 times as they scored 23 runs. They raised the team batting average from .271 to .280.

IT’S GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME: The Yankees have a 5.01 ERA, the lowest it has been since April 16.

GLOVE STORY: The Yankees have gone 14 games without making an error.

THEY’RE HOT: Derek Jeter has hit in 11 straight. … Mark Teixeira has hit in 10 straight. He has two or more hits in six of the last seven games and nine of the last 12. He has eight homers and 19 RBI in the last 12 games. …Brett Gardner is 13 of his last 31. …Robbie Cano is 17 of his last 42, going from .296 to .320. Of those 17 hits, eight were extra bases.

OLD FOLKS NEED THEIR REST: Mariano Rivera last worked on Sunday.

SWING FOR THE FENCES: Of the 17 hits Alex Rodriguez has since his return, 11 are for extra bases.

Back later with much more.

UPDATE, 5:56 p.m: Lots of stuff to get to:

• Kevin Cash was optioned to Scranton. Sounds like they want Cervelli to catch Sabathia tomorrow. Plus Jose Molina will catch in a game tomorrow in Florida and will be back soon enough. There are no plans to carry three catchers.

• Xavier Nady starts a throwing program on Monday.

• Brian Bruney starts his throwing program on Tuesday.

• The Yankees have not discussed Joba in the bullpen. Great line from Girardi: “The good thing about the presidential debates is that they end. … This one doesn’t.”

• There is hope that Melky could be in the lineup as soon as Monday. He has made a lot of progress the last two days and in fact took some swings today. “It’s better,” Melky said to me in a conversation that included his English and my lousy college Spanish. “Maybe a day or two. I won’t go on the DL. No reason.”

UPDATE, 6:13 p.m.: Here is Jorge Posada talking about his return:

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Jorge talks about his readiness to play, how he strengthened his shoulder while he was on the DL and how proud he is of Francisco Cervelli.

UPDATE, 6:51 p.m.: Bad news, gang. They’re putting the tarp on the field and the game will be delayed. No word on a start time.

UPDATE, 6:58 p.m.: Based on the radar on Weather.com, it’ll be a quick storm. Hopefully, anyway.

UPDATE, 7:27 p.m.: OK, it is in fact raining. No word on a start time.

Meanwhile, cool stat via Kim Jones: Tonight would be the first time the Yankees have Posada, Matsui and Rodriguez in the lineup together since last June 22. How crazy is that?

UPDATE, 8:07 p.m.: The game is set for an 8:30 p.m start.

UPDATE, 8:31 p.m.: We’re underway and Derek Jeter quickly extends his hitting streak to 12 games. Obviously he was inspired by today’s feature in The Journal News.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: And Tex has hit in 11 straight. Yankees picking up where they left off in Texas.

UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: Kind of odd, isn’t it, that the Indians would pitch to A-Rod with first base open and a lefty on deck?

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: Shows you what I know as he strikes out looking. But they’re up 2-0 on Lee. Nice start.

UPDATE, 9:28 p.m.: Very methodical offense against Lee as the Yankees lead 3-0. They have seven hits and have drawn two walks. They’ve already left six runners on base, however.

UPDATE, 9:46 p.m.: Lee is closing in on 80 pitches here in the fourth inning. That’s a good sign.

UPDATE, 9:54 p.m.: I’m certainly not trying to put the Michael Kay Jinx on anything. But now that the Red Sox have lost, the Yankees can move into first place alone for the first time since the final game of the 2006 season if they win tonight.

How crazy is that?

Of course, they still have six innings to get through. But I figured I’d get that out there before you saw it someplace else.

UPDATE, 9:59 p.m.: Assistant athletic trainer Steve Donohue just followed Andy into the clubhouse. Not sure if that is a problem or not. He appeared to have some sort of hip issue earlier but looked OK in the fourth inning.

I’ll see what I can find out.

UPDATE, 10:07 p.m.: No updates from the Yankees on Andy. As long as he’s in the game, they’re not going to call down to the trainer’s room. That is certainly understandable. If he’s pitching, how hurt can he be? They wouldn’t take any stupid chances on May 29.

UPDATE, 10:14 p.m.: It’s like Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom here at Progressive Field. There are millions of bugs around the lights (they are either mosquitos or midges according to Newday’s Erik Boland, a native Ohioan) and there are hundreds of birds in a feeding frenzy.

Meanwhile, three guys in racing around the field in hot dog suits nearly ran over first base coach Mick Kelliher. It’s very exciting at the ballpark.

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m.: It’s 3-0, Swisher singles and they have Gardner bunt? I’m sorry, that’s a bad play. Lee has struggled all game and is throwing a lot of pitches. Gardner also has swung the bat well in recent weeks. Don’t give Lee an out, make him earn it. Outs are precious. This isn’t the NL.

UPDATE, 10:27 p.m.: Pettitte has some sort of issue as Donohue visits the mound with Girardi.

UPDATE, 10:28 p.m.: That’s it for Andy. I’ll post the news as soon as I get it. It’s clearly a lower-body sort of thing.

Chien-Ming Wang, come on down!

UPDATE, 10:38 p.m.: Nice job by Alfredo Aceves, who wiggles out of the bases-loaded, no-outs jam allowing only one run. He has Ramiro Mendozian qualities.

UPDATE, 10:49 p.m.: How good of a hitter is Posada? Spends 24 days on the DL, gets a few at-bats against kids in Florida and comes back and goes 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.

Meanwhile, the Yankees are 2-for-12 with RISP and have stranded 10 in seven innings. It’ll be interesting to see who pitches the eighth inning if Aceves gets through the seventh. You know what? I’d let Aceves do it if he fees OK. Better him than Veras or Coke.

UPDATE, 10:54 p.m.: Pettitte has what’s being described as lower back stiffness.

UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: 1-2-3 inning for Aceves. I’d leave him in. No reason to screw around and get fancy. He gets three, Mo comes in, first place.

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1,520 Responses to “Game 48: Yankees at Indians (updated with roster move and Posada pre-game audio)”

  1. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    No word yet on the roster move for Jorge?

  2. Horace Clark May 29th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I predict the Yanks will win 3 of four from the Tribe, and the Sox will win 2 of 3 from the Jays.
    All tied up again after the weekend.

  3. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I’ll post this here

    Pretty much the raised question to The Grinch That Stole Diet Coke would be…how did we lose ?

    01’ D’Backs was it Kim or Johnson/Schilling
    03’ Marlins was it BP or Pavano/Beckett
    04’ Red Sox was it Foulke or Schilling/Arroyo
    05’ Angels was it K-Rod or Escobar/Lackey
    06’ Detroit was it Rodney/Zumaya or Verlander/Bonderman
    07’ Joba was in the 8th inning, did we win ?

  4. CountryClub May 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    The Yanks never miss Roy Halladay and the Sox are going to miss him for the 2nd time in 2 weeks this weekend. Luck is a fickle lady.

  5. lordbyron May 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Did the Yanks get Chad moeller back again?

  6. you gotta have faith (right porch giveth and the right porch taketh away) May 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    hopefully the jays can wake up from their slump and put up a fight against the sox!

  7. Javitt May 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    “No word yet on the roster move for Jorge?”

    Yes, but Pete felt as though it was a non-issue and chose not to report it.

    And people say there are no stupid questions. If that is the case Wave Your Hat is clearly doing their best to prove that theory wrong.

  8. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    How can I do their best? I can only do my best…

  9. C May 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Lets win THis and go Jays!

  10. Jon Ringland May 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    “Curt Schilling, with his diarrhea of the mouth is practically like media also. He “thanks Jason Bay” for playing the right way. What about chastising the users on your 2004 team. You praised Roger Clemens for helping you with your workout regime, Curt. When Roger got ACCUSED, you insulted him. I wonder what it is exactly that Roger Clemens helped you with. Was it the use of steroids, Curt??? Is that why your son has to suffer the consequences of your selfish actions?”

    Bravo. Double standards are fun, arent they?

  11. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Per Sweeny Jorge catching and batting 6th. No move yet.

  12. Rick May 29th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Tough matchup tonight.

    Lee has a 1.86 ERA in his last 8 starts and hasn’t given up more than 3 ERs in any of them. He pitches deep into games, pounds the zone, doesn’t walk anyone.

    Andy must keep us in the game and give us a chance to rally against their pen.

  13. Anthony May 29th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Hey Pete,
    What’s the Major League Record for consecutive games without an error?

  14. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Why on earth would the Yanks be getting Chad Moeller back? He is on Baltimore. Was there a joke in there I missed??

  15. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    There you go again, Wave. Not even attempting to try to do their best.

    Wait, Wave, are you multiple people posting as one?

  16. Trevor May 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I think they carry 3 catchers until Molina gets back.

  17. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    “What’s the Major League Record for consecutive games without an error?”

    8 games, we broke it. =)

  18. Al from BK May 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    ““I know the truth can do that to some people.”

    No, its the fact that you come on here every single day and you make no attempt to improve your knowledge of the game. I don’t understand that.”

    I have seen what a terrible bullpen can do to a team down the stretch. See Mets 07 and Mets 08. Of course you need a good rotation too, but a bullpen is equally as important. We have 6 capable starters right now assuming Wang returns to form and one glaring hole in the bullpen, you do the math.

  19. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    “There you go again, Wave. Not even attempting to try to do their best.

    Wait, Wave, are you multiple people posting as one?”

    LOL :)

  20. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    An update on Eduardo Nunez he was knee’d in the nose, hence his head injury… status he’s good to go tonight. Thank god I was wondering if he was going to joing the School Of Hard Knocks Yankees, Taylor’s fight, JB Cox bar fight, Carlos Urena gun shot wound…phew..

  21. C May 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    good lineup Like cano batting 5th

  22. Bob(The Original) May 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Lineup always looks so much better with Jorge in it.

  23. William Buckner May 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    “What’s the Major League Record for consecutive games without an error?”

    I thought I heard 20 games on YES, Wednesday.

  24. Scor May 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Lee doesn’t walk people or give up HRs

    How are we going to score?

  25. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Anthony
    May 29th, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Hey Pete,

    What’s the Major League Record for consecutive games without an error?

    2006 Redsox at 17 games

  26. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    *going to be joining*

  27. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Andy must be like Lee and “pound the zone”

  28. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Moeller was DFA’d today by the O’s.

    I wonder if that will impact what the Yanks do when activating Posada?

  29. Doreen May 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I heard the all-time was 17 games. I heard it on the television, but I don’t remember what I was watching. :(

  30. Jon Ringland May 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    “8 games, we broke it. =)”

    The broadcast the other night said it was 17 set by the Red Sox a few years ago

  31. Steve B (Wouldn't it be cool if AJ's ERA was 3.14) May 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    OK Brandon:

    ’01: It was Schilling/Johnson
    ’02: It was the Halo bullpen
    ’03: It was Beckett and Penny
    ’04: Both. Their pen was huge. 14 scoreless in Game 4 and 5
    ’05: Little of both.
    ’06: Rogers and Bonderman
    ’07: Nope

  32. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    That lineup looks so much longer with Jorge in it. Looks really nice.

  33. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Cano protecting A-Rod again? 5 pitches and Lee can get around both A-Rod AND Cano.

    IBB for Alex
    1 pitch way outside the zone that Cano will ground to the 2nd baseman for a DP…

    Hehe

  34. C May 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    lefties always own us

  35. tres May 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    If anyone is interested in more double standards…

    Bill Simmons, the biggest fairweather fan of all, had the audacity to insult Spike Lee for cheering Kobe a week ago.

    I say good for Spike. He’s still a Knicks fan, I’m a Knicks fan, but right now Im a Lakers fan. I want the Lakers to win to get within one championship again of the Celts, so they cant have the most championships in their sport a la the NEW YORK YANKEES.

  36. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    “8 games, we broke it. =)”

    The broadcast the other night said it was 17 set by the Red Sox a few years ago.

    =====

    I was kidding, but I actually didn’t think it was such a low number. I thought it was more like 40 or something. I’m surprised.

  37. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Moeller being DFA’ed doesn’t necessary mean the Yanks need to snatch him. Delucci got DFA’ed today too. Does that mean the Yanks should sign him as well?? Actually.. that may not be a terrible idea.

  38. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    “assuming Wang returns to form”

    You know what they say happens when you assume, of course…

  39. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    C May 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    lefties always own us

    ******

    while that has been true in years past, it isn’t true this year.

  40. you gotta have faith (right porch giveth and the right porch taketh away) May 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    our lineup looks so much better with posada in it :)

  41. William Buckner May 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Robbie Cano is 17 of his last 42, going from .296 to .320. Of those 17 hits, eight were extra bases.”

    Cano is doing very well this season. I think now is a good time to challenge him with moving up the order.

  42. Drive 4-5 May 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    jennifer,

    You’re right. It’s great to have Jorge back in there. It won’t be long before Girardi has some tough,but good, decisions to make when Melky and Nady return. A bench that contains Pena, Gardner, Swisher and Molina is pretty darned good.

  43. Platoon May 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Matsui-Swisher-Gardner = 3 automatic outs

  44. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Erica-

    If Moeller is out there, it seems to me the Yanks might be more willing to expose Cash to a waiver claim on the theory that is he was claimed, they could always claim Moeller.

    Might make them more likely to keep Cervelli.

  45. daverave May 29th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Substitute Melky for Swisher and there’s my dream line-up.

  46. C May 29th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Gardner for HR DRUBY

  47. Jon Ringland May 29th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    From another comments section:

    Arodhasathingforgeriatrics:
    “The other thing I find funny is that A-Rod wanted to be big, he wanted to be more mainstream than just his work in baseball. He wanted to be HOLLYWOOD. He got what he wanted and now you all want to paint him as a victim.

    Seriously, he wanted it this way and he marketed himself that way. Now we are suppose to act like he should be getting the same press as Francisco Cervilli or some other unknown entity. This is A-Rod, he wanted to be known as A-Rod, he wants everyone to know how great he is, what time he wakes up to work out, and the Rembrandt paintings he’s collected.

    I want him to hit the baseball, I want him to help the Yanks win, but to act like he’s a victim is really, really stupid. I am glad he’s back, I’m glad the Yanks are playing much better after he returned, but you know it’s only a matter of time before effs up.

    Pete was only have fun here, there was nothing insulting of A-Rod with what Pete wrote but you all want to feel like a victim. Just like A-Rod wants you too. Enjoy the kool-aid!!”
    ___________________________________________________________
    I dont think anyone disagrees with you. He’s not likable, and we cheer for him bc he wears pinstripes and we all want the yankees to win. Its just professionally dubious to take cheap shots at the guy for the sake of everyone else’s approval.

    PS: Your last paragraph makes no sense.

  48. KO May 29th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I have a really good feeling about this series. The Indians are not a good team and yet they just won 4 straight albeit against a team they always beat. I think they are a due to lose 3 of 4 to us or maybe get swept, if the Yanks continue to play the same type of ball they’ve been playing.

  49. C May 29th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Gardner for HR DRUBY. why not if Ortiz can join why not gardner he does have more HR

  50. GGBG May 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I know Cano has been talked about as a future #3 hitter but with Tex and ARod signed to long term deals Cano looks like he’ll hit 5th for the forseeable future.

    For 2010 and beyond, maybe they could move him to 2nd a’la how Ryan Church wound up there for the Mets last year. He’d gain about 30 AB’s a year by moving up that high. That would be a good thing for us.

  51. Tom in N.J. May 29th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    “lefties always own us”

    Really? Here’s are the Yankees stats against LHP:

    .313BA .385OBP .538SLG .923OPS

    I hope that lefties keep ‘owning’ the Yankees like this all season.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....8;type=reg

  52. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Platoon, Matsui wasn’t exactly an automatic out last night, and Gardner’s actually been pretty good lately. And even lately Swisher has been getting on base about 30% of the time.

    Please try to keep up…

  53. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Wave Your Hat- I understand that. I really like Cervelli, but at this point I am not totally sold on the idea of keeping him at the big league level. Not playing every day or often can mess with his development. I would love to see him spend the rest of the season in Triple A, learn as much as he can and then be a real quality back up to Posada next year. And maybe even take over for Posada when the time comes. Kind of like how Posada was successor to Girardi

  54. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    This team is old, can’t hit, can’t pitch, can’t steal, can’t bunt, has no heart, hates midges

    did I miss anything?

    OK now that THAT is out of the way……….

    we play today ………………….(who wants to finish it?)

  55. Doreen May 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Every night’s a new night.

    “Play today, win today.”

    :)

    Like the lineup with Jorge. Cano’s been doing fine in the #5 slot, so I’m glad they didn’t move him behind Jorge.

    Going to the Trenton Thunder game later and hoping it doesn’t end up raining.

  56. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “Matsui-Swisher-Gardner = 3 automatic outs”

    matsui has been heating up and gardy has been very good this month…check the facts

  57. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    4 lefties is too many against Lee. As we saw against Texas the lefties didn’t touch Holland. But there is nothing they can do about that. Against Lee, Damon is 1-18, and Cano is 3-15…Maybe Pena should of played 2nd today. Lee gets a ton of ground balls to 2nd. Matsui better not have his usual pull shoes on today.

  58. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Doreen

    We’re in synch!

    das it!!!!!!!!

  59. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Erica-

    Sure, your argument makes sense.

    I was just trying to predict the Yanks’ move. Pointless, really, as I guess we’ll know soon.

    I can’t figure out why the Yanks’ need to wait practically to game time to decide what they are doing. I mean, if nothing else, one of Cervelli, Cash and Berroa (presumably) didn’t need to fly out to Cleveland!

  60. Doreen May 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!

    Uncle E –

    I wasn’t responding to you, we just overlapped! :)

    Great minds and all! :lol:

  61. you gotta have faith (right porch giveth and the right porch taketh away) May 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    we win today.

  62. Doreen May 29th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    And, AGAIN! Uncle E. :)

  63. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    ‘01: It was Schilling/Johnson
    (Yup)

    ‘02: It was the Halo bullpen
    (Halo offense)

    ‘03: It was Beckett and Penny
    (add Pavano)

    ‘04: Both. Their pen was huge. 14 scoreless in Game 4 and 5
    (And Schilling is the folk hero in this story)

    ‘05: Little of both.
    (Agree but thier SP shut us down)

    ‘06: Rogers and Bonderman
    (Verlander was more effective vs us)

    ‘07: Nope
    (Yup)

  64. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Yep Doreen
    dare I say “The power of positive thinking”

    Sorry but I’m not getting all “fraidy cat” over the Injuns –
    NEXT!

  65. timor May 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    “The Yanks never miss Roy Halladay and the Sox are going to miss him for the 2nd time in 2 weeks this weekend. Luck is a fickle lady.”

    Nothing to do with luck. Ricciardi hates Yanks.

  66. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Posada calling the game tonight, oh brother we’re playing vs Cliff Lee be a man bench Matsui and DH Georgy. :x

  67. E-Rod May 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Lefties don’t own us…. good pitchers in general do. We have done nothing against good pitching this year such as

    Kazmir, Lester, Halladay, Millwood, Hamels, Garza, Verlander, Edwin Jackson, etc.

    Maybe tonight we’ll beat a good pitcher for a change.

  68. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Wave Your Hat- I don’t think Teams care about that. Remember when the Mets made Willie fly to California just to fire him in the middle of the night? I still think that was one of the least classy things I have ever seen in baseball

  69. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Here’s the adjustment Jackson is going through and why you won’t see him till September.

    *Jackson has said he’s been told to concentrate on making steady contact. He wants to cut down on the strikeouts, and that’s never going to happen if he’s going to the plate trying to hit home runs. As long as he’s making consistent contact and driving the ball for doubles and triples, I think he’ll be an impact player. And I wouldn’t rule out an increase in home runs down the road. Some of those doubles are going to carry out of the park at some point.*

    -via C.Jennings

  70. Mike R. May 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Terrible matchup for us

    Lee doesn’t walk anyone and doesn’t give up HRs. He owns lefties, and guys like Damon/Cano have terrible numbers against him.

    Don’t see how we win tonight, unless we can win a 2-1 game. But CLE’s offense is red hot too.

  71. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    It doesn’t bother me so much when they lose to a great picther. (I’d prefer if they didn’t, but sometimes you just need to tip your hat). What drives me nuts is when they lose to some random 21 year old making his 2nd major league appearance and they make him look like CY Young.

  72. Doreen May 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    There is no shame in being beat by a good pitcher. They are good. Most teams beat good pitchers when those good pitchers aren’t having a good day. And those do happen, so maybe Cliff Lee will have a not-so-good day today. :)

  73. Joe I May 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Brandon, Bonderman was more effective in 2006. He pitched 8.1 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Verlander only pitched 5.1 innings giving up 3 runs on 7 hits. The Yankees let him off the hook. Bonderman pitched like he’s never pitched before and since.

  74. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    We are doomed. Lee’s gonna pound the zone…

  75. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Tonight is not Cliff Lee’s night – its just not.

  76. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Was it Bonderman ? shoot we sucked that yr. if he shut us down, apologies to Steve B…Kenny Rogers was also a gag.

  77. Doreen May 29th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    timor -

    I remember last year that the Jays would switch their rotation around so that we’d have to face both Halladay and Burnett every time.

  78. gayle May 29th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    According to Sweeney Cash sent down Cervelli stays

  79. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Nothing to do with luck. Ricciardi hates Yanks.

    **
    I actually remember a series at the end of last season, it looked like the Yanks would miss Halladay and the Jays tweaked their rotation and sent him out on short rest so they would face Halladay and Burnett.

  80. Doreen May 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    gayle -

    Wow. That surprises me a little.

  81. Doreen May 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    gayle -

    Wow. That surprises me a little.

  82. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Doreen, stop stealing my thoughts!

  83. Joe I May 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    “Was it Bonderman ? shoot we sucked that yr. if he shut us down, apologies to Steve B…Kenny Rogers was also a gag.”

    The real guy who killed us was Moose, blowing a 3-1 lead in game 2. Also, the Yanks couldn’t touch Zumaya late in that game in the shadows. The Rogers game, I’ll never be able to explain, not that I want to. By the time the Yanks got to Bonderman, they were dead men walking. Dropping A-Rod to 8 was icing on the cake.

  84. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    If Lee is gonna pound the zone, the only way we can win is if the Yank bats pound the zone when Lee pounds the zone.

    I predict a lot of zone pounding to-nite.

    And bugs.

  85. timor May 29th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Yes Doreen, that pretty clearly removed it from the realm of coincidence.

  86. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Wasn’t it revealed in 2006 after the Yanks were eliminated that Rogers was pitching with “too much dirt on his hands”

  87. Jon Ringland May 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    “If Lee is gonna pound the zone, the only way we can win is if the Yank bats pound the zone when Lee pounds the zone.

    I predict a lot of zone pounding to-nite.

    And bugs.”

    Certainly illustrates the diversity of the phrase!

  88. sab May 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    not only is halladay NOT pitching vs the redsox this weekend for the second time this year the sox won’t have to face him – but i can bet the barn that if the yankees ever play a 5 game series against the blue jays – halladay would pitch the 1st and the 5th game of that series (on 3 days rest)….

  89. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Is CC’s plan to “Attack the zone??”

  90. sab May 29th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    not only is halladay NOT pitching vs the redsox this weekend for the second time this year the sox won’t have to face him – but i can bet the barn that if the yankees ever play a 5 game series against the blue jays – halladay would pitch the 1st and the 5th game of that series (on 3 days rest)…. god the sox are so lucky

  91. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    “Certainly illustrates the diversity of the phrase!”

    For some reason, it just cracks me up. I’m sorry for the overkill.

  92. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    that poor zone is gonna be hurtin’

  93. Trevor May 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Happy Trails to Kevin Cash. Cervelli is the better catcher even if he is a rookie.
    He’ll be here until Molina gets back.

  94. Joe I May 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Doreen,
    I work in Trenton, about a mile from the park, it doesn’t look too bad right now, but I’m no weatherman and things could change according to the forecast.

  95. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Yankees have faired well against Lee:

    http://tinyurl.com/nka8e9

    Sure Damon and Cano have been poor against him; however, Arod and Teixeira pound him.

  96. Joe I May 29th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    “not only is halladay NOT pitching vs the redsox this weekend for the second time this year the sox won’t have to face him – but i can bet the barn that if the yankees ever play a 5 game series against the blue jays – halladay would pitch the 1st and the 5th game of that series (on 3 days rest)…. god the sox are so lucky”

    But he’d be more effective pitching the 8th inning in every game! Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

  97. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    “Is CC’s plan to ‘Attack the zone??’”

    Yes, Lee’s plan is to “pound the zone” and CC will “attack the zone”

    Not sure what Pettitte will do. I think he will “throw in the strike zone”

  98. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    In Canada they Kilogram the zone.

  99. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    why did cc come into my head???

    Andy tonight – he’s a zone pounder from way back.

  100. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    “Sure Damon and Cano have been poor against him; however, Arod and Teixeira pound him.”

    Indeed, that’s the mindset, pound the pounder.

  101. e mills May 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Why not put Cervelli at C and have Jorge DH as to have more right handed bats in the lineup? I know Matsui has been raking the last two games, but we all know how hit or miss he can be

  102. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I hope the Yanks move up in the box tonight vs. Lee….Hit his crap before it gets a chance to break in & away & down…..All his crap breaks real late and low…..Take him to the cleaners tonight…This is a different ballclub than the one he faced back in April at The Staduim…..

  103. Joe I May 29th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    “Why not put Cervelli at C and have Jorge DH as to have more right handed bats in the lineup? I know Matsui has been raking the last two games, but we all know how hit or miss he can be”

    I think the Cisco kid catches the big man tomorrow night, while Jorge DH’s so he can catch Sunday afternoon.

  104. mikeboston May 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    looks like the skip liked my lineup better than yours last night Pete ;)

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Matsui DH
    Swisher RF
    Gardner CF
    It makes sense from a righty/lefty standpoint and also with the way Cano is hitting why not have him protect arod.

  105. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Doreen
    May 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    Every night’s a new night.
    “Play today, win today.”

    Like the lineup with Jorge. Cano’s been doing fine in the #5 slot, so I’m glad they didn’t move him behind Jorge.
    Going to the Trenton Thunder game later and hoping it doesn’t end up raining.
    ===========

    I’m envious, Doreen.

    I wanted to go to see DLR, but won’t be able to get down there on time.

    Can you bring us back a scouting report? I’m going to try like hell to get to see a few innings of Garcia down there tomorrow.

    Unfortunately, my hockey team is in the opener of the Stanley Cup finals, which I can’t miss. I’m raging at the gods for scheduling Garcia opposite this, and his last start opposite Hughes’ at the Stadium.

  106. stuart May 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    the reason moeller may matter is if cahs is designated for assignment and gets picked up the yanks can sign moeller to a minor league deal for insurance.

    the posts are classic, we stink against lefties, we have no chance, etc….what are you people smoking? they have the 2nd best offense in baseball they score most night a bunch of runs………

  107. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Did you guys see the Rockies just fired Clint Hurdle? First managerial firing of 2009. Who had him in the pools?

  108. AD May 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    So it looks like Cash has been DFA’d.

  109. jonathan May 29th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    cash DFa’d

  110. ellen May 29th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Cash DFA’d according to ESPN Radio.

  111. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I’d let Jorge protect A-Rod, but whatever.

  112. raymagnetic May 29th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    “Posada calling the game tonight, oh brother we’re playing vs Cliff Lee be a man bench Matsui and DH Georgy.”

    You say the silliest (dumbest) things with such conviction.

  113. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    This is the closest we have come yet to the projected opening day lineup. Only Swisher in for Nady is the difference.

    Lee can pound the zone and the Yankees can pound Lee.

  114. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “I’d let Jorge protect A-Rod, but whatever.”

    Me too. Cano’s been hitting well. But I still keep him at 6 or 7. I’m sure he’ll be fine tonight. Unless Lee is really pounding the zone.

  115. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “Did you guys see the Rockies just fired Clint Hurdle? First managerial firing of 2009. Who had him in the pools?”

    I’m surprised he lasted this long.

  116. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “3) The center field position seems to be making a comeback, thanks to a run of very good young players. Only two regular center fielders are older than 32: Torii Hunter, 33, of the Angels; and Mike Cameron, 36, of the Brewers. And who would you pick among these guys who haven’t hit their prime yet: Adam Jones, 23; Matt Kemp, 24; B.J. Upton, 24; Jacoby Ellsbury, 25; or Grady Sizemore, 26?”

    Melky Cabrera, 24!

  117. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Matsui actually has good #’s against Lee. But you never know which Matsui will show up. The good player with good numbers or the totally lost one that pulls everything to 2nd.

  118. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Not a big deal, both good hitters protecting A-Rod.

  119. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Ironically, CF was supposed to be a weakness and it’s become a strength. Right field and it’s depth was supposed to be a strength and now it’s a weakness.

  120. raymagnetic May 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    “Not a big deal, both good hitters protecting A-Rod.”

    Can we just stop it already with the protecting A-Rod nonsense :???: A-Rod doesn’t need protection. A-Rod is the protection.

  121. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I’m going to buy a six pack of Ice House “pounders” and a Quarter pounder w/cheese, while I watch all this pounding tonight.

  122. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
    May 29th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    “3) The center field position seems to be making a comeback, thanks to a run of very good young players. Only two regular center fielders are older than 32: Torii Hunter, 33, of the Angels; and Mike Cameron, 36, of the Brewers. And who would you pick among these guys who haven’t hit their prime yet: Adam Jones, 23; Matt Kemp, 24; B.J. Upton, 24; Jacoby Ellsbury, 25; or Grady Sizemore, 26?”

    Melky Cabrera, 24!

    ————————————————————

    Given those choices, there is nothing about Adam Jones NOT to like. He’s going to be outstanding. Andruw Jones with base stealing ability?

  123. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    raymagnetic-240 something avg. nowithstanding.

    Or maybe 250?

    Even Lou Gehrig was protected by Babe Ruth.

  124. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    “Did you guys see the Rockies just fired Clint Hurdle? First managerial firing of 2009. Who had him in the pools?”

    Actually the Diamondbacks manager was the 1st to be fired.

  125. Evan D May 29th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Matsui is garbage – I don’t care that he hit 2 HR in a game. He should be hitting late in lineup or be out of it all together. Cano is the best #5 option on the team. Posada doesn’t hit for the average Cano does and is not as dangerous.

  126. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    “Matsui is garbage – I don’t care that he hit 2 HR in a game. He should be hitting late in lineup or be out of it all together. Cano is the best #5 option on the team. Posada doesn’t hit for the average Cano does and is not as dangerous.”

    yawnnnnnnnn

  127. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “Even Lou Gehrig was protected by Babe Ruth.”

    Other way around. Ruth #3, Gehrig #4

  128. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Posada is I believe hitting for a higher avg. than Cano with more power.

    Matsui is not garbage!

  129. Evan D May 29th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I can’t wait to hear Girardi on the Fan at 5:05. Gonne get a barrage of questions about what to do when Wang goes back to rotation. Pete is so into player development….so keep Hughes int he rotation. Then, to solve our biggest weakness – the pathetic bullpen – get JOBA BACK TO HIS RIGHTFUL ROLE! (even if he could be a good starter in the future). Yanks have the right pieces for a world series title this year….they are just not in the right places yet.

  130. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    You’re right Rachel. My mistake! To be totally honest with you, any baseball that does not directly effect Yankee baseball is of little interest to me.

  131. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    My friend sent me this, If drinking anything please stop :lol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrZSM–5T4o

  132. Mark in Tampa May 29th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    “Even Lou Gehrig was protected by Babe Ruth”

    You’ve got it reversed, Ruth batted third, Gehrig fourth!

  133. Max Payne May 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    “Pound the strike zone”

    Methinks that’s what Kate Hudson told A-Rod last night.

  134. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Tom in N.J-Sorry, that’s what I meant.

  135. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Oh, yeah Bod. Jones is going to be a very good ball player. Right-Handed Griffey, Jr.?

  136. Evan D May 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Posada – .312 (smaller sample size)
    Cano – .320

    Cano is the better hitter.

  137. raymagnetic May 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    “raymagnetic-240 something avg. nowithstanding.

    Or maybe 250?

    Even Lou Gehrig was protected by Babe Ruth.”

    None of those guys needed “protecting”.

  138. Stop. May 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Calling a Yankee garbage (or anyone, for that matter)? Go away.

  139. Evan D May 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    (not just because of the average – which are too close to differentiate).

  140. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Yes guys, sorry! I mixed up Lou and the Babe, the point is the same! Just a typo!

  141. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    While Lee pounds the zone, Andy is going to do an enigmatic fan dance with the zone, confusing it, dazzling it, and ultimately seducing it. The zone may be frustrated in the end and need a cold shower, but we will have racked up the victory by then.

    This is my predction.

  142. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    “Cano is the best #5 option on the team.”

    Cano can’t really protect. All they have to do is walk Alex and throw a ball at Cano’s toes and…voila!…DP.

    Ok, I’ll stop for tonight. I love Cano.

  143. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Evan D- not to be rude, but are you missing your long term memory?

  144. JOBA TO THE PEN May 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I TOTALLY AGREE….Joba will be back in the 7th-8th inning role by All Star break.

  145. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    raymagnetic-They don’t NEED it, but if it means getting more fastballs, why not?

    The Babe admitted that w/o Lou he’d be walked too much to come close to 60 HR’s in one season.

  146. Evan D May 29th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Unfortunately, what these guys did a long time ago means nothing to me. Matsui is done….I’d much rather see Melky/Gardner/Posada/Nady/Damon DH.

  147. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Nick in SF-Will he strip on the mound?

    That may be illegal. You don’t want to get him suspended.

  148. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “I TOTALLY AGREE….Joba will be back in the 7th-8th inning role by All Star break.”

    Bet your life on it ?

  149. Evan D May 29th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Also happy they kept Cervelli up. He has done a great job and Posada should not be catching more than 3-4 times a week.

  150. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I don’t think Matsui is done. He shouldn’t be resigned but for the year he could be a very useful player.

  151. Rob May 29th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Why would the Mets trade Reyes for Sizemore?

    Reyes is 10x the player Sizemore is. Runs faster, higher average, high OBP, strikes out less.

    Sizemore has more power, thats about it

  152. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Ugh, the Invasion of the Joba Snatchers has infected this thread.

    And now we know, bug spray only attracts them!

  153. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    “You’re right Rachel. My mistake! To be totally honest with you, any baseball that does not directly effect Yankee baseball is of little interest to me.”

    Especially those NL West AAA teams lol

  154. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I’m betting that by the time the playoffs start, Joba will be…in the rotation, UNLESS Mo is injured. In the playoffs, assuming we get there, he’s in the pen.

  155. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I can see Joba in the pen in the playoffs when they don’t need 5 starters and he is at his innings limit, but I wouldn’t bet money on him being there by the all-star break. If you would like to bet money, how much are you staking? I am a gambling girl

  156. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    “Will he strip on the mound? That may be illegal. You don’t want to get him suspended.”

    Come on, man! Get a grip, we are talking about POUNDING THE ZONE! What the hell.

    ;)

  157. raymagnetic May 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    “Reyes is 10x the player Sizemore is. Runs faster, higher average, high OBP, strikes out less.

    Sizemore has more power, thats about it”

    Please. Just. Stop. It. Now. Please?

  158. LLIME May 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Ortiz needs protection because he is a platoon player without it

    A-Rod is the best player in the game with or without protection

  159. Oh man. May 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Evan, you are a bit of a dolt…I shall see you all after the game. Enjoy.

  160. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Resigned=Re-signed, as in signed again.

  161. Tex's Friend (Soon the starting 5 will dominate again!) May 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    should have kept cash and cervelli and got rid of berroa. cash can sub at 3rd.

  162. Beulah May 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Please folks, don’t use words like h-e-double hockey sticks or Damon without the “o”. This is a family friendly website and those do qualify as cuss words.

  163. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Stultus Magnus-Did you read Nick in SF’s post?
    :-)

  164. JOBA TO THE PEN May 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I wouldn’t bet on anything with the Yanks’ front office…they love to panic and have no sense of direction. Last year was all about player development and let the kids pitch. After a failure of a season they spent a boatload of cash on CC and Burnett – and sent the kids back to minors.

    So, no, I wouldn’t bet that the Yanks front office do the right thing…..

    But, while I acknowledge Joba could be an ace, I am not into player development when I have a team that could win a championship this year. We are not going to be able to trade for a trustworthy setup man. And we have 5 starters who can pitch (with Aceves if we need to spell one of them). Joba and Mo would be a dominant late inning tandem – as we saw 2 years ago.

  165. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
    May 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Oh, yeah Bod. Jones is going to be a very good ball player. Right-Handed Griffey, Jr.?

    ————————————————————

    He’s an outstanding defensive center fielder now. Just about GG calibre. Not sure that he’ll be a 40-50 homer guy, but, almost certainly low to mid 30s. He’ll definately be stealing 30+ a year. average from .290-.320 annually. He’s also hitting in the perfect spot. Between Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis. That’s a cruel start of the game for any pitcher. Add to it is that at an early age, he knows the strike zone.

  166. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Andy Pettitte is a starting pitcher!

    ~Thought that would be an important reminder for today.
    ;)

  167. 224 May 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    You only let Posada protect A-Rod here because Posada is a switch-hitter. Otherwise, Cano is clearly the better hitter and should be higher in the order than Posada.

  168. Brandon.. CashMoney: "his contract says baseball player, not starter" May 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Rob Sizemore >>>> Reyes but they have Beltran so no need for that move.

  169. raymagnetic May 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    “So, no, I wouldn’t bet that the Yanks front office do the right thing…..

    But, while I acknowledge Joba could be an ace, I am not into player development when I have a team that could win a championship this year. We are not going to be able to trade for a trustworthy setup man. And we have 5 starters who can pitch (with Aceves if we need to spell one of them). Joba and Mo would be a dominant late inning tandem – as we saw 2 years ago.”

    Please. Just. Stop. It. Now. Please?

  170. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Mr. Joba to the Pen- not counting Joba is a starter, Aceves would be a 6th.

    Let’s list them out. Sabathia, Pettitte, Burnett, Wang (he is technically, a starter) and Hughes.

  171. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Let’s just hope that Andy’s out by the 8th. Because as all of us Francesa fans know, Pettitte cannot pitch the 8th.

    ATROCIOUS!!

  172. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I think Posada is the better hitter.

    300 avg. with power. Cano is 320+ avg. with low power. I’ll take Posada, although there is definitely a debate.

  173. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I agree SA :lol:

  174. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Okay kids- I am going to stop all this hard work I have been doing and leave work now. Talk to you tonight! Enjoy the game

  175. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Beulah
    May 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    Please folks, don’t use words like h-e-double hockey sticks or Damon without the “o”. This is a family friendly website and those do qualify as cuss words.

    ————————————————————

    Oh, Hell, Beulah, give it a rest. Damned you’re annoying.

  176. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Beulah, please don’t poke the bear.

  177. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Damn, hell, ass!

  178. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    GI Joe vs Fatcessaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Next :)

  179. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I think Matsui will be productive this season as long as he is used properly. He seems to play best when he is rested well otherwise you see him dragging and his bat gets slow. He should play about 4-5 times a week against righties. I would also like to see Posada get some time at DH when Matsui isn’t playing against lefties. That is if Cervelli is behind the plate not Molina you don’t want his bat in the lineup more then it needs to be. It will definitely help to keep them both healthy.

  180. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Still no word on Melky?

  181. 224 May 29th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I think Cano has the potential for more Power than Jorge. He gets injured every year so he can barely hit 20 homers. Cano probably will knock out 24-28 this year and Posada will likely hit out around 17-18.

    Cano is just better. I don’t want to get into the numbers and make a really well thought out, constructed argument. I think it speaks for itself, though someone could always get the stats together, too.

  182. LLIME May 29th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I love how Francessa tells the manager that he wants Jobai n the pen, as if he cares what some talk show host wants.

  183. Thrillington May 29th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Pure brilliance:

    http://www.theonion.com/conten.....ortiz_road

  184. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Nah, I think Cano is maybe a 20 HR, at most, guy when healthy and Posada when healthy is a 25 HR guy, at most 28 or in a great year 30.

  185. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    One thing that might happen tonight is players like Cabrera doing a lot of bunting up the 3rd base line. Peralta will also be a pain against Pettitte. Pitch him hard up and in. Take your chances with Sizemore while he’s slumping and don’t pitch to shoo if you don’t have to.

  186. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Posada is also more clutch.

  187. Clare May 29th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    SJ44 must be thrilled. BC just won the first game 8-7.

  188. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Pete’s slacking? Cervelli stays and Cash is DFA’d…as reported on Michael Kay show

  189. timor May 29th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    One other point of comparison: Posada has the highest strikeout ratio on the team of anyone not named Nick Swisher. Cano has the lowest, by far.

  190. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    For both those afficionados and debunkers of protection in the lineup, riveraveblues has an interesting tidbit.

    Seems that since ARod got back, Teixeira has actually seen fewer fastballs. Protection theory would argue that Tex would see more fastballs, not fewer.

    I don’t know what it means, but probably that it doesn’t much matter whether Cano or Posada hits behind ARod.

  191. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “Nah, I think Cano is maybe a 20 HR, at most, guy when healthy and Posada when healthy is a 25 HR guy, at most 28 or in a great year 30.”

    I disagree. Cano is a 25-30 HR guy for sure. Make enough mistake pitches to him and you’ll see.

  192. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    “Seems that since ARod got back, Teixeira has actually seen fewer fastballs. Protection theory would argue that Tex would see more fastballs, not fewer.”

    He may be getting fewer fastballs, but he certainly is getting more mistakes over the plate.

  193. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    One other point of comparison:
    Cano has the highest rate of GIDP.

  194. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    They asked Cano about it and he said he hoped he wasn’t a 30 HR guy or his avg. would drop.

    Wave Your Hat, all I know is Tex has been raking since A-Rod came back. Remember too, as was the case with Ruth and Gehrig, you’re also walked less.

  195. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    “He may be getting fewer fastballs, but he certainly is getting more mistakes over the plate.”

    I didn’t see a mistake count. Personally, I think Teixeira is finally being Mark Teixeira!

  196. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “Let’s Kill Two!”

    http://pinstripedbible.mlblogs.....nkees.html

  197. 224 May 29th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Cano is absolutely a better power hitter than Posada. Cano has 9 homeruns this season already and is on pace for somewhere from 25-30. Posada is on pace for under 20.

    Posada in his career has never really projected as a 30hr guy, though he did do it once.

    I expect that both players will hit more HR this year than usual, but Cano’s total will be higher than Posada’s, as well as his average and slugging. Cano is just a better player. Posada is aging and Cano is coming into his prime years.

  198. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Tex’s walks got to be down since ARod got back. Matter of fact, pitchers stop pitching around him and started pitching around ARod. Maybe with Posada coming back that’ll lead to more runs

  199. Gates May 29th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Opponents are hitting .509 against Wang

  200. SJ44 May 29th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Austin, TX update……

    BC rallies from a 5-2 deficit in the 9th to score 6 and hold on to beat Tx. St. 8-7.

    They play the winner of Texas and Army tomorrow night.

  201. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I just want to point out, for the sake of historical accuracy, the Gehrig didn’t hit behind Ruth until 1925.

    I think Ruth did pretty well before then, and he wasn’t walked all the time. Let’s stop and think a little before we start trotting out misleading historical references to make points. :)

  202. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I think Cano is the better hitter. But ofcourse from one at bat to the next you never know which Cano you are getting the patient one or the 1st pitch swinging one. In the later innings I would rather have Posada up there because he will give you the better more patient at bat. Like today against the lefties Posada has to be moved down to break up Matusi and Cano.

  203. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Posada is one of the rare hitters who gets better as he gets older.

    I look at Posada as more of a power guy than Cano. 224, you said exactly what I did. Posada is a 20 HR guy that in his best power year hit 30. Cano is on a nice pace now, but he says himself that he’s not a power hitter. I think his power pace’ll slow and his HR pace’ll rise.

    Posada is very clutch.

  204. raymagnetic May 29th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    “Cano is absolutely a better power hitter than Posada. Cano has 9 homeruns this season already and is on pace for somewhere from 25-30. Posada is on pace for under 20.”

    You do realize that Posada has been on the DL for nearly a month?

    You aren’t that dense I would hope.

  205. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Posada’s slugging pct is 50 points higher than Cano’s. How can you say he has less power?

  206. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Stultus Magnus, I read that and didn’t care. We’re scoring lots of runs anyway.

  207. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Let the record show…My name is Brandon, and GI Joe echoed exactly what I said they would do w/ Wang.

    * takes a bow, flips the bird at poster that didn’t believe it when I said it *

  208. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    SJ,

    MLB.com has your boy going 12th:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....;fext=.jsp

  209. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    His OPS is 90 points higher…I think you need to rework your theory. At any rate, we got one imposing line up now. Throw in a hot Melkman and look out. I just hope his shoulder doesn’t cool him off when he gets back

  210. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    raymagnetic, you’re right (though I wouldn’t call anybody dense).

    Totally forgot about that.

    DB, you too.

  211. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Veras wasn’t extremely sharp? Is that the polite way of saying he sucks?

  212. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Brandon, what did Joe say?

  213. Bad Scooter May 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Congrats SJ, sounds like a great game.

  214. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    SJ44
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    Austin, TX update……

    BC rallies from a 5-2 deficit in the 9th to score 6 and hold on to beat Tx. St. 8-7.

    They play the winner of Texas and Army tomorrow night.

    ————————————————————

    Go, Army Of Texas.

    I’m wishy-washy on this one.

  215. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Brandon, what do you say about Wang? I must have missed it

  216. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I’m one of the few believers in Veras.

    I think he can get it together and wouldn’t give up on him yet.

  217. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    My guess is, Posada’s got his work cut out for him tonight.

    Out for a month, and the first guy he faces is Cliff Lee.

    I can see why Girardi drops him in the lineup a little.

  218. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    and wouldnt=and I won’t.

  219. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    “Stultus Magnus, I read that and didn’t care.”

    I read that and didn’t care.

    -”Posada is on pace for under 20.”
    -”You do realize that Posada has been on the DL for nearly a month?”

    Ouch!

  220. Bad Scooter May 29th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    224? Are you for real?

    Cano hits a HR once in every 34 AB’s during his career.
    Posada hits a HR once every 22 AB’s during his career.

  221. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 29th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Girardi should have told Francesa that Wang was going back to the rotation and Pettitte is going to the pen. :P

  222. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    DB – (officially panicked 5/13/09)
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    His OPS is 90 points higher…I think you need to rework your theory. At any rate, we got one imposing line up now. Throw in a hot Melkman and look out. I just hope his shoulder doesn’t cool him off when he gets back

    ————————————————————

    As long as Gardner is hitting in the .270s, he’ll be more than acceptable with this present lineup. May not have the possibilty of a homer like Cabrera, but, his disruptions on the bases will make up for that.

  223. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Just got in and saw that Cash was DFA’d. Guess that means Berroa is saved again.

  224. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Wang is going to be pitching from the BP, Hughes is not coming out, neither is Joba. Unfortunately b/c of the circumstances he’s going to have to earn it from the BP. He was impressed out of his last outing but the spots isn’t available right now.

  225. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Joe went R-L-S-R-L-S-L-S-L

    Now that is a lineup that can do some DAMAGE.

    Watchem get blanked now….best laid plans

  226. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Cash must have seen it coming from a mile away. I’m glad he had a good game the other day.

  227. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    “Girardi should have told Francesa that Wang was going back to the rotation and Pettitte is going to the pen.”

    He didn’t want him yelling “That’s Atrocious” in his ear.

  228. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Brandon: Girardi said that Wang would be a perfect bullpen guy to bring in when there are runners on base because he can induce the GIDP?

    Because that’s one of the various things you’ve said. :(

  229. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    “Girardi should have told Francesa that Wang was going back to the rotation and Pettitte is going to the pen.”

    What I would give to have heard that.

  230. Trevor May 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    No Mike why do you expect Joba to throw 99 mph with every FB as a starter? Really?
    Duh no one averages 99 mph when starting. Everyone throws harder for 1 inning. :roll:

  231. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Very True GB, I’d like Cabrera to replace Swisher not Gardner though

  232. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    “Just got in and saw that Cash was DFA’d. Guess that means Berroa is saved again.”

    The AARP held a rally on his behalf. :)

  233. Tre McAllister May 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Still need Indians Lineup? Well I got it.

    Cleveland Indians
    Player AVG HR RBI
    A CABRERA SS .321 2 27
    G SIZEMORE DH .223 8 30
    V MARTINEZ 1B .359 7 36
    J PERALTA 3B .267 1 18
    M DEROSA LF .266 8 32
    B FRANCISCO RF .259 5 19
    J CARROLL 2B .320 0 1
    K SHOPPACH C .228 4 10
    T CROWE CF .182 0 4
    C LEE -L P .000 0 0

  234. DT May 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I’m surprised Berroa survived over Cash.

  235. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Nice one Laura….I’m a bit tired at the Berroa old age jokes but that one had some wit

  236. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    GreenBeret7
    May 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
    May 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Oh, yeah Bod. Jones is going to be a very good ball player. Right-Handed Griffey, Jr.?
    ——————————————————————————————
    He’s an outstanding defensive center fielder now. Just about GG calibre. Not sure that he’ll be a 40-50 homer guy, but, almost certainly low to mid 30s. He’ll definately be stealing 30+ a year. average from .290-.320 annually. He’s also hitting in the perfect spot. Between Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis. That’s a cruel start of the game for any pitcher. Add to it is that at an early age, he knows the strike zone.
    ==============================

    It was GB7 who made the AJ comments, not me. But I like Jones tremendously.

    Living up to being another Andruw Jones might be a reach, even for the very talented Jones. Andruw is one of the few CFers who could so aggressively cheat in and not pay for it. It was almost as if he could be in two places at the same time. Just a stunning defensive CF – the best I’ve seen in my lifetime. A shame he let himself erode so.

  237. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    “I’m surprised Berroa survived over Cash.”

    I’m surprised he survived over Ruth.

  238. DT May 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    What’s up with Sizemore? He’s been the DH for a few games hasn’t he?

  239. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    At least Cash went out in a blaze of glory. 5-9 in his final at bats with a double and 2 RBI.

  240. Seymore May 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    They better win atleast 3\4 this weekend and start playing some better ball.

    They are 3-3 in their last 6 after winning 9 in a row. Winning 2\3 against a bad Texas team doesn’t impress me. I need to see more.

  241. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Are you surprised Pavano has 5 wins ….LMAO

  242. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    “Nice one Laura….I’m a bit tired at the Berroa old age jokes but that one had some wit”

    I aim to please.

  243. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Sizemore with the bad shoulder.

  244. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t think they liked the idea of carrying 3 catchers 1 extra infielder, 1 dh and a 4th OF who can’t play.

  245. BBFan May 29th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    “I’m one of the few believers in Veras.

    I think he can get it together and wouldn’t give up on him yet.”

    I hope so.
    Same thing happened with Bruney.
    He was even released by the Diamondbacks.

  246. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Better ball? they havent made an error in 14 games, a franchise record…get a clue

  247. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    My take on Pavano has always been that he was scared to pitch under that contract. Half of his injuries were self fulfilled prophecies. This year, he’s pitching for a good team (that’s playing badly) for a little bit of money. Of course he’s pitching better; there’s no pressure.

  248. Stultus Magnus May 29th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I’m off for some sort of night booze cruise. Just what I love, a loud discotheque at sea with no escape save the icy, cruddy waters of the East River. The wifey owes me one.

    Hope there’s a TV there. Go Yanks.

  249. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Three games left to tie the no error record I believe…let’s hope they hit to Tex.

    He puts on a show at first base.

  250. DT May 29th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    This is amazing. 7 straight GB posts without an error.

    7 more and he’ll tie the Yankee record. Another 3 and he’ll have the MLB record.

    KNow preessure or nothiing on youse GB. ;-)

  251. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Just making a point
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    Three games left to tie the no error record I believe…let’s hope they hit to Tex.

    He puts on a show at first base.

    Maybe he should be MVP

  252. DT May 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    “Sizemore with the bad shoulder.”

    Thanks Laura. :-)

  253. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    That hack Joel Sherman said that the reason we’ve been error free was due to Posada being off the field. I will be annoyed beyond belief if we make an error today.

  254. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    DT
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm
    What’s up with Sizemore? He’s been the DH for a few games hasn’t he?

    ————————————————————

    I think that I read it was an elbow issue.

  255. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Wow Cash was released? Shocked. What the hell does the senior citizen have on them”?

  256. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Tex for mvp!

  257. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Maybe, just maybe the one yr. that Pavano is gone from the Yankees, Christian Garcia can stay healthy. We know Berroa has the endurance genes maybe he brings luck.

  258. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    DT, right hand column, 2nd article.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....;sport=mlb

  259. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    “Sizemore with the bad shoulder.”

    Thanks Laura. :-)

    No problem. I like to make it my business to report the physical status of the hot looking baseball players in the league. This just in – Nick Markakis is injury free. :)

  260. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    “That hack Joel Sherman said that the reason we’ve been error free was due to Posada being off the field. I will be annoyed beyond belief if we make an error today.”

    Really … I agree.

  261. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    DT
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    This is amazing. 7 straight GB posts without an error.

    7 more and he’ll tie the Yankee record. Another 3 and he’ll have the MLB record.

    KNow preessure or nothiing on youse GB.

    ————————————————————

    Yep. Only 10 away from the record. I don’t have a lot of range, but, I’m sure handed.

  262. KP May 29th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “Winning 2\3 against a bad Texas team doesn’t impress me. I need to see more.”

    If 2/3 vs. 1st-place Texas isn’t enough to impress you, must we take 5/4 from last-place Cleveland?

  263. Dave in DC May 29th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I agree with Sherman

    Now watch us play a sloppy game and give up a bunch of unearned runs

  264. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “I think that I read it was an elbow issue.”

    Girardi said it was his shoulder, but between you and me, I think that Sizemore has a slight case of Ichiroitis (great player frustrated that he’s playing on a subpar team).

  265. Trevor May 29th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I don’t know but I think part of Berroa still being here has to do with Kevin Russo hurt.
    Is there another utility INF in AAA? Don’t know but I know the Yankees are high on Russo. IF he was healthy he probably would be an option over Berroa.

  266. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    The Yuse situation? :?

  267. DT May 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks GB. Well it looks like an elbow problem. I guess that’s close to the shoulder. Only a few bones away.

    “According to manager Eric Wedge, ”We’re trying to get the elbow calmed down. It doesn’t bother him as much when he swings as when he throws. It’s more inflammation, and if we keep a baseball out of his hand, hopefully he’ll rid himself of this.”

  268. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    How many utility infielders do you need?

  269. Mike R. May 29th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Posada won’t impact a guy like Andy, so tonight it won’t matter.

    I’m worried about Posada with CC and even more worried about Jobber and Burnett. Hughes also needs all the help he can get as well.

  270. JoeT 28 in 10!! MELKY FOR MVP!!!! May 29th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Maybe Berroa is Girardi’s biological father??

  271. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Yogi Berroa will be gone as soon as there is a suitable replacement. Reegie Corona is not that replacement.

  272. Betsy May 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    How can Cash be sent down? Sweeney must have meant DFA’d – wow, I’m surprised……pleasantly. When Molina comes back, Frankie can go back down and get more playing time (which he needs), but in the meantime he’ll get some more valuable experience up here.

  273. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    If anybody missed the Joe Girardi Report on Mike’d Up:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/606912186026e62b/

    5 MB

  274. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    GB7-

    I’ll ask you – how many utility infielders do you need?

  275. randy l. May 29th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “This is amazing. 7 straight GB posts without an error.”

    must be an imposter.

  276. raymagnetic May 29th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    ““That hack Joel Sherman said that the reason we’ve been error free was due to Posada being off the field. I will be annoyed beyond belief if we make an error today.”

    Really … I agree”

    Of course you agree Brandon.

    For his career Posada averages 5 errors per season. Of course he’s the reason why they haven’t made an error in 14 games. :roll:

  277. randy l. May 29th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    impostor :)

  278. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I never understood the idea that Posada calls a bad game. His throwing is below average but his game calling is fine!

  279. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    “I’m worried about Posada with CC and even more worried about Jobber and Burnett. Hughes also needs all the help he can get as well.”

    Yeah, ’cause Posada just has no experience behind the plate…

  280. REZ May 29th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Burnett pitching to Posada = Disaster

  281. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Amazing stat….In 1927 The Babe ( hitting 3rd ) hit 60 dingers….Lou Gehrig ( hitting 4th ) had 175 rbi’s….

  282. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I really did think that the Yanks would keep 3 catchers until they make sure Posada is ok, but I guess they’re sure of it.

  283. Homer May 29th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Posada isin’t going to block balls, which is why he should not catch AJ or Joba who can be wild.

  284. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Pat M-Cool.

  285. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    randy l.
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    “This is amazing. 7 straight GB posts without an error.”

    must be an imposter.

    ————————————————————

    You’re actually being civil….and you’re not even talking about Livan Hernandez. Something’s rotten in Denmark, and, it ain’t the cheese and herrings.

  286. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Posada blocks balls fine.

  287. DT May 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    “This is amazing. 7 straight GB posts without an error.”
    “must be an impostor.”

    Naw…GB just had a nap. Or maybe the afternoon nurse was really cute. ;-)

  288. 4time May 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Cisco is CC’s personal catcher, they will not get rid of him.

    Though I think Burnett needs Cisco’s “catching” a hell of a lot more than CC does so I wonder what Joe will do.

  289. Vince May 29th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Angel Berroa must have more than 9 lives. What kind of cat food does he eat ???

  290. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Posada Hate is back.
    Oh how I missed the Posada hate.

  291. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Pat M
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    Amazing stat….In 1927 The Babe ( hitting 3rd ) hit 60 dingers….Lou Gehrig ( hitting 4th ) had 175 rbi’s….

    ————————————————————

    Makes you wonder how Mantle ended up with 128 behind Maris’ 142 and 61. Still hard to believe Maris didn’t have an IBB all season, or, at least after Mantle went out at the end of the year.

  292. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    “Amazing stat….In 1927 The Babe ( hitting 3rd ) hit 60 dingers….Lou Gehrig ( hitting 4th ) had 175 rbi’s….”

    Combs: OBP: .414
    Koenig OBP: .320 (where were the sabermetricians?)
    Ruth: OBP: .486
    Gehrig: .373/.474/.765

    Maybe not so amazing when you think about it?

  293. DT May 29th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    This is a sad sad day for the Cash Truthers.

  294. Steve B May 29th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Rotoworld has Cervelli being sent down.

    Yankees optioned C Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
    Cervelli impressed during his brief time in the major leagues, posting a .300/.317/.325 batting line in 40 at-bats and excelling defensively. He did nothing to dim his status as catcher of the future in New York. But with Jorge Posada back, Cervelli is better served getting regular at-bats in the minors.

  295. jpb1973 May 29th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Maybe Berroa is Girardi’s biological father??

    ———————————————

    Naw…but maybe his grandfather.

  296. Rick May 29th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Bottom line -

    When CC, AJ, Joba, Hughes have their good stuff, anyone can catch them. When they are locating everything, have their pitches working etc. then the catcher is irrelevant.

    However, when they don’t have their best stuff or command and have to “battle”, that’s when having Posada back there hurts. You need your catcher to help you when you don’t have your best stuff– framing pitches to get called Ks, blocking balls, throwing out runners etc.

    Posada isin’t going to help a starter grind out a game and someone like AJ seemingly always has to grind it out. The kids will have their games where they need help too.

  297. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Nah Wave, that lineup was the best lineup ever.

    Makes you wonder how’d they do playing in Yankee Stadium…

  298. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Rick-I disagree. Since when did Posada have trouble calling games or blocking balls?

  299. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “Makes you wonder how’d they do playing in Yankee Stadium…”

    In that bandbox??? LOL

  300. RS May 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    “I think Posada is the better hitter.

    300 avg. with power. Cano is 320+ avg. with low power. I’ll take Posada, although there is definitely a debate.”

    Posada’s not really a .300 hitter. I think he has only had one year in his career where he hit over .300 (2007). He will probably end up around .270-.280 on the season, whereas Cano is a lifetime .300 hitter and much more likely to maintain his current BA.

    Also, Posada might hit a few more HR’s, but Cano hits around 40 doubles every year. This year he is also on pace for 25+ homeruns. I’d say he has slightly above average power.

    The one thing I’ll give Posada over Cano is OBP. He takes better AB’s and walks more.

  301. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    GB, And The Mick missed just about all of September in 1961…..Does anyone ever think they’ll be another player to win the Triple Crown……Of both leagues that is

  302. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    RS, Posada has a higher OBP, a higher slugging %, and more HR’s.

    I look at Posada as a hitter who’s gotten better as he’s gotten older.

  303. randy l. May 29th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    “You’re actually being civil….and you’re not even talking about Livan Hernandez. ”

    see. that’s another post with no spelling errors.

    just can’t be the real gb7.

  304. RC 16 May 29th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    We’re not getting much off Cliff Lee tonight. He has a 1.86 ERA in his last 8 starts.

    This game is going to be on Andy. He can’t have another mediocre 7 IP, 4 ER performance.

  305. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Unless I’m very much mistaken (I might be) Ruth never won the triple crown for both leagues, only the AL.

    Watch Pujols. He’s gonna make one heck of a run at it.

  306. randy l. May 29th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    pat m-

    can you imagine how much would mantle get now with salaries the way they are?

  307. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    AJ and Cisco did not click in their first game…I think Jorgie is going to get him. CC had Posada catch every game when Posada wasn’t hurt so I’m not so sure Cisco will stay his catcher

  308. AD May 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    As soon as Nady is ready to come back, Berroa will be gone. Then we need to send down one more pitcher so we can keep Pena as our bench infielder (Veras, see ya later!)

    Five man bench: Molina, Cervelli, Nady, Gardner and Pena
    Bullpen: Mo, Bruney, Aceves, Coke, Robertson, Marte

  309. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I’m listening to that Girardi interview and he basically said the bp is by committee…its all about matchups. You can’t fault them for that and you know what? It really hasn’t cost them many games.

  310. XFactor May 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Next week’s matchups vs. Texas should be

    Burnett vs. Holland
    Pettitte vs. Feldman
    Sabathia vs. McCarthy

    That means barring any rain outs… the matchups in Fenway will be Sabathia, Hughes, Joba.

  311. West side May 29th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Burnett needs a personal catcher more than CC does

    I agree, I would hope Joe puts Jorge with CC and uses Cisco for Joba and Burnett.

  312. jpb1973 May 29th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    AJ and Cisco did not click in their first game…I think Jorgie is going to get him. CC had Posada catch every game when Posada wasn’t hurt so I’m not so sure Cisco will stay his catcher.
    ——————————————————

    Cervelli won’t be CC’s catcher unless CC agrees to be demoted to Scranton.

  313. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    DB, it cost them the Royals game and Indians game (OD), and the one Phillies game, and then there were several games where we were behind but close, and the bullpen put it out of reach.

    We NEED a bullpen.

  314. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    AD-

    No such thing as a five man, three catcher bench anymore, is there?

  315. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    AD, thats contingent on 3 people coming back healthy. A love it, let’s hope it happens

  316. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Key to this series as to every series is pitching, pitching, pitching :)

  317. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Marte did give up the Youk HR in the Sox game, although sorry to say it was Mo’s fault more than Marte.

  318. Don May 29th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    The bullpen is terrible

    Coke? Veras? Tomko? Aceves? Wang?

    8th inning, leading 3-2 today facing Sizemore-Martinez-Peralta. Where we going?

    Exactly.

  319. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    “Amazing stat….In 1927 The Babe ( hitting 3rd ) hit 60 dingers….Lou Gehrig ( hitting 4th ) had 175 rbi’s….”

    Was that the game Angel Berroa subbed at SS ?

  320. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Sorry didn’t see Molina and Cervelli, bit of an overkill.

  321. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Aceves hasn’t done bad.

    Tomko needs to be gone. Melancon needs to come back.

  322. AD May 29th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Five man bench and three catchers makes more sense then having a bum like veras in the bullpen. Some of us know this already, but on days Posada is DH and Molina is C, we can pinch hit for Molina in a big spot with a guy like Nady, and then see Cervelli come in and take over at C, keeping Jorge in his DH spot.

    Yankee brass. How is that not more valuable then the awful, terrible Jose Veras?

  323. GrouchoNYY May 29th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Unless Cash was out of options, why DFA him? Posada wasn’t on 60 day dl. If Posada reinjures himself, the Yankees will have to call up Chris Stewart by adding him to the 40 man. If he had no more options, Berroa would have been a safer move.

  324. pat May 29th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    “can you imagine how much would mantle get now with salaries the way they are?”

    I think it was Di Maggio who was asked that question and he said he would walk up to George, shake his hand and say “how you doing, partner.” :wink:

  325. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I think Veras will pull it together.

    Recent outing nowithstanding, he’s been improving of late.

    Tomko has already proven he’s not a ML pitcher. They have to replace him with Melancon.

  326. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Just making a point, we can’t win every game bro. Teams come to play hard. Sure we could have won a few more games, but the offense and starters are just as much repsonsible for their losses as the bullpen.

  327. Glenn May 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Mo needs more consistent work than he’s been getting. Even a non-save situation just to keep sharp.

  328. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    AD-

    Well, in that case the best thing to do, IMO, would be to send Cervelli down, bring up one of John Rodriguez ot Todd Linden, and never DH Posada.

    I suspect Brandon will disagree…

  329. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    For those that have never watched the programming on FOX Sports Networks, you’re missing a great show called “The Golden Age Of Baseball”. It’s available on Amazon.com. A great companion package with Ken Burns’ Baseball. “The Golden Age Of Baseball” is on every week, multiple times.

  330. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    DB-Those specific games I pointed out the bullpen gave away.

    You’re really denying that our bullpen is really bad?

    And of course it’s a team loss, but with a bullpen II’d say we’d have five more wins than we do now.

  331. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    RS
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    “I think Posada is the better hitter.
    300 avg. with power. Cano is 320+ avg. with low power. I’ll take Posada, although there is definitely a debate.”
    Posada’s not really a .300 hitter. I think he has only had one year in his career where he hit over .300 (2007). He will probably end up around .270-.280 on the season, whereas Cano is a lifetime .300 hitter and much more likely to maintain his current BA.
    Also, Posada might hit a few more HR’s, but Cano hits around 40 doubles every year. This year he is also on pace for 25+ homeruns. I’d say he has slightly above average power.
    The one thing I’ll give Posada over Cano is OBP. He takes better AB’s and walks more.
    ===============

    Posada’s a very good hitter, but Cano has a special ability. He’s achieved his plus-300 career average with extremely mediocre protection, having batted 7th for the most part in his brief career.

    Agree w/the above average power, and 25-30 is certainly doable, considering he’s a lefty and we play in a lefty-friendly park. Cano’s not a power-focused hitter; more about approach than a lack of power.

  332. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    “I suspect Brandon will disagree…”

    All that makes sense but Posada as a C more than 50 % no.

  333. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Groucho-

    Just how worried are you both Cash AND Moeller will be claimed off waivers? I just can’t get that worried over your scenario.

  334. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Randy I ( The Original Tin Cup ) The Mick was 25 years old when he won The Triple Crown….I think they offered him a 10 grand raise in 57…He refused to sign it……Wave, The point about Gehrig’s 175 rbi’s was that 60 times that season The Babe cleaned the plate with his dingers……Now just think about that !!!!!!

  335. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    randy l.
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    “You’re actually being civil….and you’re not even talking about Livan Hernandez. ”

    see. that’s another post with no spelling errors.

    just can’t be the real gb7.

    ————————————————————

    I’m going for the record of 17 straight. 3 more to go.

  336. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Yes, let’s hope Girardi doesn’t pull a Torre and get absent-minded about getting Rivera work. He’s still building arm strength.

  337. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Yeah GB7, I’ve watched it a few times. Preferred Ken Burns’ Baseball (loved the piece on the 86′ WS!) but the Golden Age of Baseball isn’t bad.

    Totally off topic but related loosely: I think that we’re in a second golden age of football. The NFL is really popular, you’re getting a great super bowl practically every year, and almost every team has a legitimate starting QB.

    Just my 2 cents.

  338. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Nah, Brandon, I’d catch Jorge 4 out of 5 games, myself, and wouldn’t DH him.

    Of course, if Jorge hurts himself again I take it back. :)

    Gotta go, hope our pitchers hold them to 3 runs or less.

  339. EvoLuTioN May 29th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    There are so many conflicting reports.

    Cash DFA’d
    Cervelli optioned to AAA
    Cash optioned to AAA

    Which is it?! lol

  340. Don May 29th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Don’t think he will need work tonight. I doubt we score any runs off Lee or Andy keeps them off the board

  341. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    and how about the game in baltimore that Hughes blew or Joba gave up 4 against Boston in the first inning that put it out for us or the 3 by Wang and the first game of the season with CC or AJ in Boston??

    I’m not saying the BP needs some improvements, its just the hot topic of the month and what everyone is fixating on.

  342. Mark H May 29th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Pete says Cash was optioned to Scranton which makes sense because there was no need for a 40 man move since Jorge was already on the 40 man roster. So also no reason for Cash to be DFA’D.

  343. 224 May 29th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Cano will hit more homeruns than Posada this year.

    And next.

    And the next.

    That is my position and that’s what I’m arguing. Cano is a better hitter at this point in his career than Posada is at this point in his. You have to factor in that Posada was injured because he gets injured just about every year. You can’t ignore that when you’re doing statistics. If Posada could stay healthy, he may well hit more HR than Cano. But since he can’t, he won’t. An injured player has a 0 avg, 0hr, and 0rbi when injured.

  344. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    We are in a playoff spot, no?

  345. Hit Man May 29th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Girardi should have gotten MO an inning on Wednesday instead of keeping Wang in there for 2 innings

  346. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Cool, so Cash had options…that explains it

  347. Wave Your Hat May 29th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Sure Pat M, it really was amazing, I agree.

    My only point was that Lou had some kind of year and despite Ruth’s dingers the basepaths were full of Yanks. Don’t forget that Ruth had 137 walks and another 132 hits that weren’t dingers!

    This time I really have to run. Go Yanks!

  348. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    DB, our bullpen is clearly our biggest problem…and in that game with Joba vs. Boston we would have made a comeback had not the bullpen blown it!

    Our bullpen is our biggest problem. If we fix that we have a GREAT team.

  349. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Pat M
    May 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    GB, And The Mick missed just about all of September in 1961…..Does anyone ever think they’ll be another player to win the Triple Crown……Of both leagues that is

    ————————————————————

    Yeah he missed the last 9 games. He had played in every game up until then. In early September, he tore a bicep muscle and it was so bad that it turned the arm black and blue. It was just as Detroit was coming to NY and they were like one or two games back. He missed the first game and decided that he’d play. It hurt to swing, but, hurt more when he missed. He decided to use Bob Cerv’s 36 inch, 36 ounce bat. He smoked two homers in one game and one in another, and finished off Detroit.

  350. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    DB-Absolutely. And that’s great. But we’d be in first with a good bullpen.

  351. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    224, Posada had more power earlier in his career too…and will continue to also. Check the stats

  352. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    224, we’re arguing who’s the better hitter and it’s unfair to say Cano is better because he’s hurt less.

  353. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    DB, on Posada we agree.

  354. Eric May 29th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    DB,

    The game where Joba came out was 4-3 until Albaladejo gave up 2 runs to make it 6-3. Melancon then walked the bases loaded and it became 7-3 in the 9th.

    Same with Hughes… game was 4-3 before Aceves gave up 2-R HR in the 8th to make it 6-3.

    Opening day in Baltimore, the game was 5-6 in the 8th inning. The pen gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th to make it 10-5.

    And the game AJ imploded…. we later got the lead back, twice. 9-8 and 11-10. Ended up losing 16-11.

    The games you brought up just further the point about how terrible our bullpen has been. They turned close games (or leads) into comfortable leads for the other team.

  355. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Eric, exactly.

  356. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I’m all for upgrading the BP, but not at the expense of Joba or making a lopsided trade. They can still work with these guys. They are 7 and 3 over the last 10 and the last 6 were against 1st place teams.

    Of course, if they fall apart this weekend I’ll probably go back to panicking. ;)

  357. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Oh, absolutely not at the expense of Joba. Joba is a starter. And I’m a big Melancon fan. But we do need to make a trade.

  358. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    The bullpen will be much better as the rotation becomes much better. Less innings for the mainstays of the pen, but, more importantly, less innings for the troublesome elements of the pen.

  359. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    GB7 you’re right, but the starters are gonna have bad games eventually, or we’ll go to extra inings. Also, the Sox work counts and can knock pitchers out early (Sox as an example). Our bullpen is our major flaw. Don’t think that by hiding it it’ll go away completely.

  360. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Veras is by far the weakest link now, they got to figure that guy out. Unfortunately, I have no idea what they can with him apart from cooking up an injury

  361. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I say Tomko. Last outing aside, Veras has been improving.

  362. Hit Man May 29th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    3-2 lead in the 8th inning tonight… go to Wang

  363. DB - (officially panicked 5/13/09) May 29th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Ok fellas, hitting the road….go Yanks

  364. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    It’s not a matter of hiding it, it’s a matter of resting it and buying time to make proper changes that are coming.

  365. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Hit Man, not an awful idea but I think they’d use him if Andy struggles.

  366. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    GreenBeret7-All right. As long as you acknowledge that it needs changes.

  367. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Here’s the problem w/Tomko. Who didn’t know he was going to cough up the go-ahead run vs. Philly? The guy throws the same pitch five times in a row. I take that back – he upset the pattern with a lone cutter.

  368. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    GreenBeret7
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    The bullpen will be much better as the rotation becomes much better. Less innings for the mainstays of the pen, but, more importantly, less innings for the troublesome elements of the pen.
    ========

    I agree. I just don’t buy that we need to be in crisis mode regarding the BP. This is largely media created.

  369. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Our bullpen is really bad.

    Really bad.

  370. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    How is GB’s record looking ? what is it at now?

  371. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Just making a point
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    GreenBeret7-All right. As long as you acknowledge that it needs changes.

    ————————————————————

    How generous of you to accept my acknowledgement of the need for change. Nobody, and, especially me, ever said changes didn’t need to be made. Panic moves do not need to be made, though.

  372. Joe from Long Island May 29th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    No, it isn’t. It really isn’t.

    You have no. idea. what. you. are. talking. about.

  373. 86w183 May 29th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    It’s fine to say the Yanks need to trade for a reliever, but exactly what cost are you willing to pay for say Huston Street? If Joba, Hughes, coke and Melancon are out of the question what do the Yankees have to offer for a quality reliever right now?

    Guys like Kontos, Kroenke, Betances and McAllister would have to be part of the conversation.

  374. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    GB,,,I was just looking over Mick’s career numbers as I thought he missed more ab’s & games in 1961 then what he really had…..For a guy who whiffed 1700 times, he had a Lifetime obp of .421 %….Even the last 4 season when he was clearly badly hurt he was always around .385 %….

  375. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don’t you think the joker laughs at you?)
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    How is GB’s record looking ? what is it at now?

    ————————————————————

    15 straight. Two from a record tying 17. The pressure’s on….Don’t hit it to me.

  376. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    “This is a sad sad day for the Cash Truthers.”

    Because they won’t have Cash around anymore to tell the truth about?

  377. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Yes it is.

    I’m loking up the ERA now, can’t find it.

    It’s awful. In tie games in the eighth, there is nobody I trust.

    So stop it Joe. I haven’t been attacking anybody.

  378. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    GB How is Vasquez doing?
    Why can’t Melky and Matsui speak english?
    Sweet Caroline is not about the Kennedy girl.

    Ann Margaret is ugly!!!!!!!!

  379. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    86w183

    Yeah.

  380. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Pat M
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    GB,,,I was just looking over Mick’s career numbers as I thought he missed more ab’s & games in 1961 then what he really had…..For a guy who whiffed 1700 times, he had a Lifetime obp of .421 %….Even the last 4 season when he was clearly badly hurt he was always around .385 %….

    ————————————————————

    He could always get his walks. As bad as his numbers looked the last couple of years, his average was actually above league average.

  381. ZMAN7777 May 29th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    “I just don’t buy that we need to be in crisis mode regarding the BP. This is largely media created.”

    I have to laugh at this one. I know the media gets blamed for a lot these days, but this is asinine.

  382. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    “How is GB’s record looking ? what is it at now?”

    GB tied the major league record with 17 straight – but then made an error in his 6:37 pm post.

    Sadly he spelled “movies” wrong in his expose on the cinema.
    “Panic *moves* do not need to be made, though.”

    We have appealed to the official scorer, but many of those guys are sports writers and you know how stubborn they can be.

    GB had a good run. He should be proud.

  383. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Sadly he spelled “movies” wrong in his expose on the cinema.
    “Panic moves do not need to be made, though.”

    I’d give it to him – home cookin’

  384. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don’t you think the joker laughs at you?)
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    GB How is Vasquez doing?
    Why can’t Melky and Matsui speak english?
    Sweet Caroline is not about the Kennedy girl.

    Ann Margaret is ugly!!!!!!!!

    ————————————————————

    OK, pal. Under the O’Neill Banner in 15 minutes. I can deal with the first three, but, the last remark about Ann-Margret is “gonna take you for a ride” talk. Say goodbye to your family. You’ll be sleeping with the fishes by midnight.

  385. 86w183 May 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    By the way it’s now been 25 days since Angel Berroa had an at bat. Nice use of the 25th man guys. If he can’t play get rid of him

  386. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Letting Kate Hudson take a part right now would definitely constitute a panic movie.

  387. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Ann-Margret

    why the Hyphen?

  388. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    “A-Rod doesn’t need protection. A-Rod is the protection.”

    Great line ray

  389. Jeff NJ - Wang Relief May 29th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Anyone notice that Rotoworld and Rototimes are reporting that Cervelli was optioned to AAA? It is annoying me to no end.

  390. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Tell Gehrig that Ruth is the protection. I’m sure he’ll agree.

  391. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Frankly, I look forward to watching the Yankees play now more than i have in a long while. I watch every game, but at this point, i have legitimate excitement knowing they are about to take the field

  392. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    DT – OPPC member (it’s in our blood)
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    “How is GB’s record looking ? what is it at now?”

    GB tied the major league record with 17 straight – but then made an error in his 6:37 pm post.

    Sadly he spelled “movies” wrong in his expose on the cinema.
    “Panic moves do not need to be made, though.”

    We have appealed to the official scorer, but many of those guys are sports writers and you know how stubborn they can be.

    GB had a good run. He should be proud.

    ————————————————————

    Sorry, but, the Blog Commissioner has overturned your call as “not being in the true spirit of the game”. Come on, George Brett, Jr.

  393. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Nick in SF
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    Letting Kate Hudson take a part right now would definitely constitute a panic movie.

    Remake of “Panic! in Needle Park.” ?

  394. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Even Ty Cobb needed protection.

    (insert Angel Berroa joke here)

  395. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don’t you think the joker laughs at you?)
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    Ann-Margret

    why the Hyphen?

    ————————————————————

    Her name is hyphenated.

    This was a trick question to break my streak, wasn’t it?

  396. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    15 straight. Two from a record tying 17. The pressure’s on….Don’t hit it to me.

    The great ones ALWAYS want it hit to them.

  397. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Nick in SF-Ha ha.

    That one was funny.

    Darn, I can’t find the bullpen ERA for us.

    But our bullpen is a MAJOR weakness. Major. It’s why we lost to the Sox, for the most part. And the Rays. And the two games to Cleveland. And to Kansas City.

  398. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    strasburg will be on the mound tonight at 7 for SDSU…the game will be televised on ESPNU

  399. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    GB, You are the Walrus…The Walrus wasn’t Paul……Mantle’s career is so hard to explain….It was suggested that he benefited from the Stadiums short down the line deminsions maybe for 5 hr’s a season…..However he lost over 20-22 hr’s a season due to the power alley’s and straight away center…..Had he played at Shea or Candlestick , he would have had at least 15-18 hr’s a season more…Of course that number would decrease as he was just a shell of himself after 1964….The point is when he retired he was # 3 on the all-time list…Could have been so many more….

  400. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I think we have a great team. Don’t msunderstand me. But our bullpen is a problem.

  401. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    what is with the rain??

  402. Just making a point May 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    mIsunderstand. With an i.

  403. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Her name is hyphenated.

    This was a trick question to break my streak, wasn’t it?

    Nice catch!
    (You know I think she’s hotter than Texas Asphalt)

  404. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Ann Margaret was ugly. But Ann-Margret Olsson was a babe.

    We won’t talk about her anorexic twin daughters though.

    The GB error has been rescinded. The official scorer admitted in was a panic move. Carry on Cal “GB” Ripken.

  405. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    How awesome is it that Cash got sent down instead of Frankie?

    Face it, Cash had one of his best games ever the other night. He’ll never match that night again. We enjoyed his best night ever and didn’t wait for him to come back to Earth.

  406. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I have a question (maybe dumb, but its driving me nuts)- what does OPPC stand for??? As in- “OPPC member”???? Can someone please enlighten me?

  407. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Must be at 20 now!

  408. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    looks like the strasburg game is gonna be on ESPN classic

  409. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Erica –

    here is your answer.
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....ent-816663

  410. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Erica
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    I have a question (maybe dumb, but its driving me nuts)- what does OPPC stand for??? As in- “OPPC member”???? Can someone please enlighten me?

    The only dumb question is the one that is never asked.

  411. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you DT- I like that :-)

  412. Texeiramvp May 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Quic post, then I’m going to the TV to watch the game: I’m a proud OPPC member.

  413. Texeiramvp May 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Quick with a k.

  414. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    i’m tired of the rain delays

  415. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    “This is a sad sad day for the Cash Truthers.”
    “Because they won’t have Cash around anymore to tell the truth about?”

    Rickles – Cash was a darn good Yankee. We are sad to see him go. He tried with all his might. Sure he didn’t have Cervelli’s eyes. He didn’t didn’t have Posada’s fiery temper and bat.

    But… when something didn’t need to be said on the mound – he was our man. He was a man of few mound words, but he’ll always know he left the pinstripes batting higher than Steve Swisher and Grandpa Berroa.

    The Cash Truther flag is at half staff today. :-(

  416. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    There is too much rain following this team

  417. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Pat M
    May 29th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    GB, You are the Walrus…The Walrus wasn’t Paul……Mantle’s career is so hard to explain….It was suggested that he benefited from the Stadiums short down the line deminsions maybe for 5 hr’s a season…..However he lost over 20-22 hr’s a season due to the power alley’s and straight away center…..Had he played at Shea or Candlestick , he would have had at least 15-18 hr’s a season more…Of course that number would decrease as he was just a shell of himself after 1964….The point is when he retired he was # 3 on the all-time list…Could have been so many more….

    ————————————————————

    Kubek said the same thing about Mantle. That he lost anywhere from 15-20 homers a year to the left center and center field walls. Berra put it higher. Outfielders would settle for the bloopers any time, but, those gap shots would be tracked down.

    I’ve thought about his games in Boston, KC and Detroit in particular, but, thankfully he played in NY. I got to see the longest home run ever recorded/measured on 10 September of 1960 in Detroit. 643 feet to right center field off of Paul Foytack. Hit into a crosswind. It went out about 75-100 feet to the left of the Jackson transformer shot.

  418. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    “Quic post”

    Even a streak of one can be an accomplishment.

  419. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    “but he’ll always know he left the pinstripes batting higher than Steve Swisher and Grandpa Berroa.”

    oops… I pulled a Sterling. *Nick Swisher, Nick Swisher.*
    drat… there goes my error streak.

  420. 224 May 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I hope to (insert deity here) that the Yankees do not rush Melky back just so that Swisher can rest.

    He needs to heal completely before he plays again. He has been too hot of a hitter (best average on the team) and as was said previously, he leads the team in good at bats and hard hit balls (ala Kevin Long).

  421. KO May 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Without question this game will get played

  422. 86w183 May 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    The Yanks bullpen ERA is a hideous 5.26…. but that’s a tad deceptive. Take away Anthony Claggett’s 43+ and Damaso Marte’s 15+ and the rest of the pen is at a collective 4.45.

    Albaladejo (6.00) and Veras (6.41) have been the most generous among the regulars.

    By the way when does Marte’s face begin showing up on milk cartons?

  423. pat May 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    This team has been the answer for droughts this year.

  424. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    “He didn’t didn’t have Posada’s fiery temper and bat.”

    Your streak was already over over.

  425. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    “By the way when does Marte’s face begin showing up on milk cartons?”

    Girardi briefly talked about him with Francessa today. He’s doing a throwing program, recently he threw from 110 feet with no pain.

  426. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    “He didn’t didn’t have Posada’s fiery temper and bat.”
    Your streak was already over over.

    That was just a stutter. You wouldn’t call Mel Tillis on that.

  427. Largo May 29th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    So I’m driving home tonight and put the Yankee pregame on the radio. Sterling announces that it is the most beautiful day he has ever seen in Cleveland.

    Pull into the driveway at 6:58. Go upstairs. Turn on television. Rain delay.

    Not only can’t he see whats happening on the field, now he can’t even see weather.

  428. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    rain rain go away

  429. carl May 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    wow ortiz almost hit a grand slam lmao.

  430. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Big Papi flies out *DEEEEEEEEEP* with the bases loaded to end inning with no damage.

  431. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Got nervous seeing bases juiced 2 out for the soxs. than I saw Ortiz was up, and knew it was okay. :lol:

  432. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    “*rain rain* go away”

    see see, this stuttering stuff is contagious.

  433. pat May 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Largo

    To be fair to Sterling, there was no sign of rain during Kim Jones’ pre-game either.

  434. sar515 May 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Just read earlier thread…

    Checked out IMDB for Kate Hudson movies…

    I would suggest the following sequels:

    “Nine” – “Thirteen”
    “Bride Wars” – “Roid Wars”
    “My Best Friend’s Girlfriend” – “My Former Best Friend’s Girlfriend’s Cuter”
    “Fool’s Gold” – “Fool’s Gold Gloves”
    “Le Divorce” – “Le Divorce of Cynthia”
    “The Four Feathers” – “The Four Baggers”
    “You and me and Dupree” – You and me and Yuri”
    “Alex and Emma” – TOOO Easy
    “How to lose a guy in 10 days” – “How to get linked to a guy in 10 days”
    “Doctor T and the Women” – “Doctor P and the Hip-Man”
    “Almost Famous” – “Always Infamous”

  435. pat May 29th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Does rain wash away midges or cause more to come out?

  436. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Very solid effort, sar515.

    DT: Mel Tillis? I was talkin’ ’bout my g-g-g-generation.

  437. jvcelt May 29th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    hey, folks, what do u think of this new york yankee lineup? this is one mother of a …. no, this is ‘the mother’ of all lineups.

  438. Largo May 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Pat –

    I guess we will give him the benefit of the doubt on the weather call. But its been a long week at work and I need to vent at someone. Maybe Veras will pitch tonight, that will give me the opportunity to let off some steam by screaming at the television for awhile.

  439. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    sar515

    Nice.

  440. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    GB, That monster shot gets overshadowed by the more pub’ed homer at Washington’s Griffith Park….I think it was Al Kaline that said the ball just disappeared…..The Facade shot off of Pete Ramos is the one that was just an expositive blast…6 inches from clearing the Stadium’s roof, still on the rise…..For those you were never at the Original Yankee Stadium, it very well would have been hit out of the remodeled Stadium, or damn close…

  441. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    “Got nervous seeing bases juiced 2 out for the soxs. than I saw Ortiz was up, and knew it was okay. :lol:

    :lol:

    jen, I was just walking into the house and turned on the television (had been listening in the car) and saw F’Ortiz was up and decided to settle in rather than watch the play. Then I heard the loud mouth bass Orsillo make the HOME RUN, er, caught at the warning track call! What a fool.

    Meanwhile, while I was listening in the car one of their announcers was trashing the Jays throwback uniforms and actually called them “ugly.” Then they went on to trash the Tribes red unis (when they had them), someone else’s uniforms, and all I could think was, did they have eyes when the Sux worse those hideous ice cream come uniforms this year that had green hats and Veritek wore a green chest protector? GROSSSSSS!!!!!

    But then of course it takes lots of class for announcers to trash other uniforms and call them “ugly”. Meanwhile I don’t think the Jays unis are ugly at all.

    GO JAYS!!!!!

  442. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Pat- I think rain brings out the midges

  443. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Back to the midges- they come out 45 minutes after sunset. is it dark there yet????

  444. Harley May 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Pete, you’ve been pretty brutal — and appropriately honest — when it comes to Yankees that the team does not need. (The senior citizen jokes help, of course.) So what’s your opinion re Molina? Is there a single compelling reason for the Yankees to put him back in the lineup? Ever?

  445. AD May 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    According to Weather.com, the rain should pass around 9PM EST (you can use the future button to watch the path of the storm).

    http://www.weather.com/outlook.....v_business

  446. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I like the Jays throw back uniforms.

  447. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Question… why not keep Kevin Cash and DFA Berroa? At least Cash can knock a single now and then

  448. Mrs. kekich May 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “So what’s your opinion re Molina? Is there a single compelling reason for the Yankees to put him back in the lineup? Ever?”

    because all the starting pitchers would rather throw to him than Posada.

  449. Nathan May 29th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Pete,

    that June 22 stat was up on River Ave blues way way earlier… booo

  450. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Well Jays on the way to losing a 12th straight game. LOL They suck!

  451. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Pete tell Kim to update her blog. She has fallen down on the job.

  452. Jeff NJ - Wang Relief May 29th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    the stat was also stated on WFAN repeatedly today.

  453. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    “because all the starting pitchers would rather throw to him than Posada.”

    :) He he he.

    jen, actually by the looks of Wakefield it doesn’t seem like he is going to have one of his sterling games (here’s hoping). So my money is still on the Jays. I think the kid did a pretty good of limiting the damage. You know how it is when a team is struggling. It seems that everything they do becomes an effort!

    I am so sick of Ellsbury meanwhile.

  454. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I still can’t get over the fact that Angel Berroa is on the team. Do the Yankees get a senior citizen discount for new bats?

    Honestly though, get rid of Berroa and call up another outfielder like Rodriguez or Linden. At least they can hit a little.

  455. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    DT: Mel Tillis? I was talkin’ ‘bout my g-g-g-generation.

    Tillis is timeless.

    Nice Who reference, Nick. That’s why you are the master.

    Of course, the Who released Tommy. Which was reincarnated into a film. Starring: Ann-Margret of course.

  456. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Cash Truthers DFA’d, Posada Truthers called up?

  457. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    That kid is still there working for the Indians.

  458. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Berroa can hit a little also. I don’t know that Rodriguez or Linden would do much better coming off the bench the way Berroa has to do. Anyway to each her or his own. I’m very pleased Berroa is still with the team.

  459. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Haha no he really can’t trisha

    How can you be pleased he’s on the team? He doesn’t play!

  460. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    jen, all we need to hope is that the Jays luck turns a little because when Wakefield’s knuckler isn’t knuckling, he is eminently hittable…

  461. Mark H May 29th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Anyone checking out Strousberg on Espn Classic, gave up a homer in the first, and has given up 4 hits, but throwing so hard, and striking out lots of people.

  462. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Trisha, please tell me you are joking?

  463. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    He plays when they need him to play patrick. Are you thinking that bringing up someone else is going to get them more playing time????

    :D

  464. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    DT: thanks. I was going to go with a stuttering Gregorian chant reference, but it only would have made sense to Berroa Truthers.

  465. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Christina, I am not kidding. So why don’t you tell me exactly why you think Berroa should be sent down.

  466. sonia May 29th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    trisha … ymscih!

  467. Kevin in the 908 May 29th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Trisha somebody else might actually get more playing time if they actually produce some results. Do you actually think Girardi is going to play Berroa if he negatively impacts the team?

  468. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Trisha, yes, in fact I believe so. Duncan and J. Rodriguez are a heck of a lot better than Berroa and would have been a good option to have to keep Swisher out of RF for a few games.

    This is all moot though since neither are on the 40 man and Melky will be back soon.

  469. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    “I’m very pleased Berroa is still with the team.”

    Very pleased!

    So you’re the one.

  470. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Yes actually trisha, I do think Linden or Rodriguez would play more than Berroa. They play a position we are light at (corner outfield) and can hit fairly well.

    You’re right though, Girardi will play Berroa if we ever need a geriatric infielder who can’t hit, can’t field and can’t run.

  471. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmLA5TqbIY

  472. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Trisha-

    hmm, where to start, besides the fact hes terrible. A .167 average, 0 RBI, and he has only had 12 plate appearances. There is no purpose for this guy on team.

  473. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Berroa hasn’t hit since his rookie year – in 2003. He’s been a far below average hitter since then.

    Amazing, those things called statistics.

    Leaving him on the team is wasting a roster spot, especially since he’s not playing – at all.

    Luckily, he’s not getting into games so he can’t hurt the team with his horrible defense.

  474. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    tom- LOL very funny.

  475. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Well I guess it’s me and the Yankees vs. the rest of you.

    P.S. – Guess who wins????

    :lol:

    So it doesn’t much matter to me whether you agree with me or disagree with me. You can be as depracating in your descriptions as you want patrick. Berroa is still on the team! Awwww.

    Seriously it’s cool for anyone to want him sent down. I’m just not one off them. I’ll stay with a veteran presence on the bench until the Yankees are well entrenched in first (I’m thinking the middle of June they will have pulled away nicely.) Hey he might be the next one sent down. But that will be to make room for someone off the DL I’d say.

  476. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    So what else is new?

  477. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    8:30 start time.

  478. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    The Yankees aren’t playing him. So I guess it’s just you.

    :)

  479. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Trisha, how are you “right” by saying Berroa can ‘sort of’ hit. He can’t hit and that’s pretty evident by the mere fact the Yankees are having him rot on their bench.

  480. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    why don’t the Yankees do a Bob Sheppard night at the Stadium?
    Old Timers day would be great, but a separate day would be more justified. He’s still alive. Do it now, while he’s with us.

  481. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Very nice Jays. KEEP GOING!!!!!

  482. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    http://twitter.com/MLB

    no less than 5 updates about this kid joining the O’s. give me a break enough.

  483. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    trisha, stating the facts is not deprecating or belittling, it’s simply the truth. And the truth is, Angel Berroa is not a good baseball player.

  484. Irene May 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Frank
    May 28th, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    From S.A.’s link—-

    “Yankees GM Brian Cashman told me that Chien Ming Wang is in the bullpen unless Joe Girardi decides to make a change. Cashman says that Wang shouldn’t have a problem because “his contract says baseball player,” not starter and he “is sporting a 20-something ERA,” adding “We didn’t put him in this situation.”

    Alan Chang, Wang’s agent, told me, ”[Wang’s] not comfortable with it, but he’s a team player.”

    Ouch. What are they doing?

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

    ===============================================
    KCMichael wrote:
    “Yankees has shown no respect for Wang, what I can see now is a club with great history but with no future. If you believe in Karma, Yanks is gonna pay it back.”
    5/26/2009 9:52:42 PM

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy
    =======================================================
    Pete,
    Is there has a baseball culture—”believe in Karma” in America?? Any plan for Chien-Ming??

  485. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    If Berroa was of use to the team you’d think that he’d play tonight.

    He has a .324 BA. against Lee in his career. Yet, he’s there on the bench.

  486. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    jenn,

    Weiters is one of the top prospects in baseball and was easily the best hitter in the minors. Offensively, he has the potential to be Joe Mauer with more power.

  487. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    If the Yankees do it, it is the proper thing to do.

    All they need is pinstripes:

    http://tinyurl.com/935dvj

  488. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    http://www.baseball-reference......=berroan01

    2004 and 2005 is when he hit him.

  489. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Patrick- that is all fine and good, but it is a little much.

  490. bru May 29th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    kate hudson still is a successful actress.

    she played in fools gold.

    good movie.

  491. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    So. Anyone see any movies lately?

  492. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Brian Cashman understands that the move-Joba-back-to-the-bullpen talk will always percolate when issues arise with the Yankees’ relief pitching.

    “It’s just a topic we have to deal with,” the general manager said Friday afternoon.

    But the logic behind some of that talk is what bemuses Cashman somewhat.

    “If he’s throwing 95 in the first inning, let people throw that argument out there,” Cashman said. “We haven’t seen that yet, so why would they think that’s going to suddenly happen by going to the bullpen?”

    “That’s all crap,” he said. “Wake up and smell the coffee. If he’s on national television on ESPN and throws 91 on the 22nd pitch, why would you think if he comes in in the eighth inning protecting a 4-3 lead [he'd throw 96]? Stop, he’s a starter.”

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....?track=rss

    I seriously think Cashman would be willing to fight someone under the O’Neil banner. :lol:

  493. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    “The Yankees aren’t playing him. So I guess it’s just you.”

    Yeah rconn. That’s why he got sent down! Because you’re calling this one right.

    HA HA HA!

    Christina, I would much rather have him come into a game, for any purpose, than a rookie. The Yankees are 1/2 game out of first (by dint of not playing yesterday as well as anything) and they have done it with Berroa up for as long as he has been up. They can use him to pinch run and they can put him in the infield when they need to. Nobody coming off the bench every once in a great while really burns up the field or has a phenomenal average. But still he knows how to play in the majors. For me that’s always an advantage.

    Again, I respect anyone who doesn’t agree. The last thing I’ve ever needed here was the backing of the same crowd who went into mourning last year for three straight days because they knew that Joba wouldn’t be returning after he was injured. I guess I’m not convinced that there are a lot of baseball geniuses here as much as people who love to love the Yankees. (I don’t put myself in the category of baseball genius at all. I defer to the experts always. That leaves out most everyone here, no disrespect intended.)

    No need to continue unless the disgruntled can’t control their anger that someone doesn’t agree with their take. Then they can talk to each other about it!

  494. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Maybe so jenn but what else should they talk about today? This is the first game in the majors for a potential star.

  495. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    patrick, as always I can respect you feeling the way you do without necessarily agreeing with you. It’s all good in the end because we are all rooting for the same team.

  496. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    The “Melky for MVP” movement is temporarily suspended as I begin the BRING UP SHELLY movement. Can play corner outfield and gives us some pop off the bench.

  497. jvcelt May 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    hes there because he is the best choice for a back-up utility man.

  498. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Raising Helen starring Kate Hudson is on some channel right now- for your rain delay (maybe) entertainment

  499. ray (sox fan) May 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Sox leading Toronto 2-1….bottom of the fourth.

  500. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Christina, I would much rather have him come into a game, for any purpose, than a rookie. The Yankees are 1/2 game out of first (by dint of not playing yesterday as well as anything) and they have done it with Berroa up for as long as he has been up. They can use him to pinch run and they can put him in the infield when they need to. Nobody coming off the bench every once in a great while really burns up the field or has a phenomenal average. But still he knows how to play in the majors. For me that’s always an advantage.

    ———-

    Trisha, I don’t even know what to say to that. Is there something we don’t know about you and Berroa? I understand this whole positive people thing, but being realistic doesn’t make you a negative person.

    Berroa is a waste of roster space, plain and simple. The only reason he is here is because they dont have an third basemen in the minor leagues that is on their 40 man roster.

  501. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Yeah Trish,

    It’s because of the great Angel Berroa they are on a winning streak.

    Notice he never plays, except maybe to pinch run after Pena is already in the game. Pena is a better defender. Simple as that.

    The bottom line is, it doesn’t matter why Berroa is up. He’s NOT playing. That’s all that matters.

    Trisha, I don’t hold it against you. I know you are a big fan of Kei Igawa, Kyle Farnsworth and Sidney Ponson.

    So that you would be a fan of a terrible player like Berroa is just the next logical step.

    :) :) :)

  502. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    fair enough trisha, we all have our own opinions, Go Yanks!

  503. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Erica
    May 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    Raising Helen starring Kate Hudson is on some channel right now- for your rain delay (maybe) entertainment

    Erica which one is that?

  504. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Those quotes about Joba are really from Cashman? His logic is pretty faulty on this one. First of all, we’ve seen Joba throw higher than 91 as a starter. We saw it a lot last year and some this year. Girardi says his mechanics are to blame when his velocity drops.

    Secondly, when Joba starts he can’t throw max effort on every pitch like he can from the bullpen. You can’t make the logical leap that “if he doesn’t throw 98 in the first inning of a start he therefore won’t throw 98 in the 8th inning out of the bullpen”.

    All that being said I think Joba when he’s going good can sit at 93-95 and touch 98 as a starter. We saw him do it last year and a little bit this year.

  505. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    “Trisha, I don’t even know what to say to that. Is there something we don’t know about you and Berroa? I understand this whole positive people thing, but being realistic doesn’t make you a negative person.”

    Christina, does it bother you that someone disagrees with your position? Let me just say that it’s entirely silly for you to get so seemingly bent out of shape about this. If he was the waste of space you think he is likely he wouldn’t be up. So I could accuse you of having your head up your backside on this one, but I won’t.

    We will agree to disagree and leave it alone. I sleep well at night and will continue to do so whether Berroa is up or down. But I don”t need you or anyone else to do my thinking for me. You disagree with me. Fine. Leave it at that.

    By the way, I gave you my reasons for thinking it’s a good idea for Berroa to be up. It’s a little juvenile for you to come back with the silliness about positive, negative, etc. In life not everyone will be on the same side of an issue. Tomorrow it could be you thinking one way and everyone else thinking another. A good lesson is to learn to accept and understand that people may see things differently.

    AGAIN – I stated my reasons for preferring Berroa up right now. You don’t agree with it, so be it.

  506. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    play ball

  507. carl May 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Jetah!

  508. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Jetes :)

  509. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  510. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Jetes the hitting machine

  511. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Nice start to the game there

  512. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    trisha, you’re 8:09 post is why people call you passive aggressive. But you are absolutely correct that you’re entitled to your opinions about Yankee roster moves, just as everyone is on a Yankee discussion board.

    To the other side of this debate: I know it’s just a discussion, so it’s all good, but consider that you’re having this discussion with a person who just said she’s “very pleased” that Berroa is on the roster. What do you think you have to gain from such a discussion?

    Now, on to the game.

    Go Yankees!

  513. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    patrick, thanks.

    “Trisha, I don’t hold it against you. I know you are a big fan of Kei Igawa, Kyle Farnsworth and Sidney Ponson.

    So that you would be a fan of a terrible player like Berroa is just the next logical step.”

    :) So there you go! I am a person with infinite patience and total appreciation for someone giving their best. In the midst of it all I am not a totally terrible judge of things since I haven’t once worried about this Yankee team this season, have kept my calm from day one, and always knew they had what it took to make it to first place!

    So seriously, it’s not a bad way to go. I’m good with the way I processs life. I’m usually still good to go when all is said and done. And I haven’t had a great deal of angst throughout. Really, it all good.

    That said, it obviously doesn’t work for everyone so people who need more immediate gratification probably would never see things the way I do. I understand that way also. It’s just not my way.

  514. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) May 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    again with the lead off hit?

  515. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I don’t watch the scoreboard. I believe this team will runaway with the division.

  516. carl May 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    great swing Johnny

  517. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    even damon had to laugh at that swing

  518. carl May 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Yay Tex

  519. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    when it’s going good, it’s going GOOD

  520. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    nice hit tex…damon and tex break bats all the time

  521. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    You can really hear the sound of the bat and ball hitting glove. amazing.

  522. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Cliff Lee is another instance in which W/L records can be misleading. There are at least 3-4 games hes pitched well enough for a win.

  523. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    What’s with the broken bat no home run for Teix?? Broken bats = HRs!! lol

  524. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    So name the roiders who played for the Indians, since those morons don’t think anyone did anything for their team.

  525. carl May 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Come on Yankees bases loaded !

  526. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Cano for President

  527. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    lets go robbie!!!…work that count!

  528. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Christina, I have Lee on my fantasy team. You’re right about his effort not getting him far in several games. Very frustrating for him and me!

    :)

  529. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    c’mon Cano

  530. pat May 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Yankee Trivia-

    May 29, 1995, 14 years ago today, was an important day in franchise history. What happened?

  531. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    bases juiced for Cano.

  532. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Carlos Baerga took roids

  533. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Keep an eye on Mark. The Yankees are looking at him.

  534. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Trisha,

    I hear you.

    Just spread some of that patience to Pena and Gardner.

    Now let’s win a ballgame, Whaddya say?

  535. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    YAY!!!! Toronto tied the score. If they were hotter right now they would have run away with this game.

  536. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    what a bad a-bat

  537. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Victor Martinez?

  538. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Awful AB for Cano.

  539. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    wow that was a FILTHY pitch

  540. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    “Now let’s win a ballgame, Whaddya say?”

    rconn – you got it!

    :)

  541. Rudy May 29th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    pat May 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Yankee Trivia-

    May 29, 1995, 14 years ago today, was an important day in franchise history. What happened?

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

    Derek Jeter’s debut.

  542. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    lee owns Cano.

  543. tex's friend May 29th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    this will tell us how the game will go. we leave 3 on, this is how it will go all game.

  544. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Jennifer,

    what?

  545. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    haha Jorge said he has a farmers tan.

  546. pat May 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Good job Rudy. No prize but you get an atta boy!

  547. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    No patience on Canoa part. Thats why Posada should protect Arod against lefties

  548. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    atleast lee is throwing a lot of pitches

  549. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Jorge putting on a nice ab

  550. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Jorge is seeing alot of pitches,,,Lee is in trouble

  551. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Posada looks a bit slow with the bat. Choke and poke big boy!

  552. carl May 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    24 pitches for Lee

  553. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    great a bat there by jorge!!

  554. terpbomber May 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Another bases loaded situation, no runs scored. Who woulda thunk it? :^/

  555. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    :(

  556. tex's friend May 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    well this is how the game will go. everytime it starts with bad RISP, it ends that way too…

  557. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Welcome back to the bigs jorge!

  558. mau May 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    typical yankee game when they are going to lose

  559. James May 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    TOR leads 5-2 over the Sox. Well wanna bet Lee setttles in after that bad first inning and that we didn’t score any runs?

  560. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!! I DIDN’T SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE JAYS!!! (YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  561. Rudy May 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    tex’s friend May 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    well this is how the game will go. everytime it starts with bad RISP, it ends that way too…

    mau May 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    typical yankee game when they are going to lose

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

    Whooooohooooo! And the negativity starts. That sure didn’t take long.

  562. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    How do people come to the conclusion that the Yankees will lose after just half an inning? Pure f’ing insanity

  563. carl May 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Toronto!

  564. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Raising Helen is the one where she takes in her dead sister’s 3 orphaned kids. Not a good movie.

  565. What do ya know May 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Don’t overreact guys. Those were the two hitters you don’t want up with the bases loaded: a man batting 240 and a hitter fresh off the DL.

    Lee is clearly not really sharp today. We’ll get to him.

  566. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Jays up 6-2.

  567. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    its very easy to be mad at the yanks…i sure am…but they did make lee throw 25 pitches..that should bode well…

  568. What do ya know May 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    240 with bases loaded.

  569. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    6-2 now!!!!

    I told you Wakefield was eminently hittable tonight!!!

  570. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    6-2 now!!!!

    I told you Wakefield was eminently hittable tonight!!!

  571. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    David Ortiz is 0 for 3. I’m shocked. :P

  572. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Let’s go Andy!

  573. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    “How do people come to the conclusion that the Yankees will lose after just half an inning? Pure f’ing insanity”

    Patrick, those kind of posts you just have to pass by. Skip ‘em and miss ‘em.

  574. Todd May 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Big Popup now hitting .190!!

  575. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    too many Boston Toronto updates on this blog. This isn’t September!

  576. Todd May 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Wakefield is done throwing beach balls for the night…

  577. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    “too many Boston Toronto updates on this blog. This isn’t September!”

    It’s never too early to keep an eye on the bums from Boston.

  578. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    i find discussing Boston, during a Yankee game, when we aren’t playing each other, and it’s May, to be so boring!

  579. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    nice inning for andy

  580. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Advantage: Pettitte.

  581. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    “Big Popup now hitting .190!!”

    Maybe he’ll ask Varitek to give him some of the stuff that he’s obviously taking this season.

  582. carl May 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I want first all by ourselves

  583. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    That at bat by Cano just chaps me. He should be looking for something out over the plate that he could drive the other way. Instead he swings at the first 2 pitches that were way up and in and then he becomes a sitting duck for the slow curve.
    Poor at bat.

  584. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    “i find discussing Boston, during a Yankee game, when we aren’t playing each other, and it’s May, to be so boring!”

    Then by all means, skip over those posts. We don’t want you falling asleep at your computer.

  585. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    i’d rather talk about Scranton than Boston at this point

  586. pat May 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    “i find discussing Boston, during a Yankee game, when we aren’t playing each other, and it’s May, to be so boring!”

    Then don’t.

  587. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    “That at bat by Cano just chaps me. He should be looking for something out over the plate that he could drive the other way. Instead he swings at the first 2 pitches that were way up and in and then he becomes a sitting duck for the slow curve.
    Poor at bat.”

    Robbie is not a great bases loaded batter. He’s a bit too anxious.

  588. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    CC getting some love :)

  589. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Laura- Did you see the bomb he hit into the upper deck above the “bat seats”. He had to be on the juice.

  590. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I vehemently disagree.

    Updates on Little Dusty and the Wonderbreads are looked forward to and appreciated :D.

  591. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    CC invited Flash, but Flash declined. I guess he didn’t want to over steps his bounds.

  592. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Well I already went on the record as saying we would be in first place by ourselves by the end of the day (I predicted that last game) so I can’t back down now!

    GO YANKEES!!!

    GO JAYS!!!!!

  593. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “Laura- Did you see the bomb he hit into the upper deck above the “bat seats”. He had to be on the juice.”

    Oh, no doubt. He was part of the walking dead last season. They used to transport him from game to game in a coffin. Now, all of a sudden, he’s found his stroke again? No way. He’s found his dealer again if you ask me.

  594. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I prefer taking swipes at Little Dusty to hearing updates on an Igawa start, but hey, maybe that’s just me.

  595. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “I want first all by ourselves”

    Then you shall have it!

    :)

  596. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Agree 100%!

  597. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    CC is a nice man

  598. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    “Updates on Little Dusty and the Wonderbreads are looked forward to and appreciated”

    :lol:

    And then, my dear dear friend, you shall have them!!!

  599. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    AJax 0-3 and Miranda a 3-run HR – against another lefty; so much for that scouting report, he’s trashed it to hell.

    Igawa clean through 7.

  600. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Right back ‘atcha, Trish!

  601. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    gardner is really starting to impress me

  602. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Gardy!!!

  603. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    gritty gutty

  604. carl May 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Gardner: “Gimmie my Job back”

  605. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I predict a RBI in the Captain’s future….

  606. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    nice job Brett

  607. Jackson Melian big time bust May 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    are most of the posts this fluffy during games, or is just because it’s a Friday and the real personalities aren’t on right now?

  608. luis May 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Papi 0-3 lol

  609. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I struck out with Jorge ,but The Yanks have Lee on the ropes early….

  610. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    “Igawa clean through 7.”

    That makes me very happy for him. It truly does. GOOD ON YA KEI.

    The Bard pitching for the Suxers. A pitcher by any other name would smell as bad!

    ;)

  611. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Jeter!!!!!

  612. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    That a boy captain!!

  613. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I love when I am psychic!!!!!!!!!!

  614. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    THE CAPTAIN IS ON RESERVATROL!

  615. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    man jeter has been hotttt

  616. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    derek is on fire……. call the fire department

    2= Incendiary

  617. luis May 29th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Papi 4 LOB lol… im pretty sure the redsox would consider berroa for papi now lol

  618. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    old man Jetes :lol:

  619. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    How about a double steal?

  620. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Drinking his grape juice faithfully, I guess.

  621. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Damon :)

  622. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    come on tex…get that ball in the air!

  623. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Gardner. We give you praise than you screw up. That should have been a run with your speed.

  624. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Lets go, Lee has nothing tonight!!1 We need to get a big inning and make it easy on Andy..

  625. kyle May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    About Wang, I was suprised what Cashman said.
    Trade him after Wang proves his sinker back maybe is what Cashman’s next move. Eventually, Cashman has to do something during the season to show his great management.
    Wang is so negotiable, he got no respect at all.

  626. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Lee doesn’t look to have his good stuff today. I like!

  627. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    “are most of the posts this fluffy during games, or is just because it’s a Friday and the real personalities aren’t on right now?”

    How much pith do you need? It’s all good. We’re all loving our team and each other!

    If you’re looking for substantive posts on everything wrong with the Yankees or looking to see who should be sent to baseball hell, you’ll have to come around when the Yankees aren’t winning the game!!!

  628. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    well that works lol

  629. luis May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    bases loaded :D

  630. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Small ball with Tex :)

  631. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Woo! Tex!

  632. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    So what was all that talk about pounding/not pounding Lee earlier????

  633. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    >Papi 4 LOB lol… im pretty sure the redsox would consider berroa for papi now

    I heard that yesterday the red sox traveling secretary pushed Ortiz to the floor.

  634. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    trisha – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    “Igawa clean through 7.”
    That makes me very happy for him. It truly does. GOOD ON YA KEI.
    The Bard pitching for the Suxers. A pitcher by any other name would smell as bad!
    =====

    He was throwing some gas in his first appearance.

  635. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    that nicked paraltas glove

  636. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    So close to 4-0

  637. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Sick breaking ball.

  638. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Lee @ 52 pitches

  639. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    “that nicked paraltas glove”

    I don’t know, Ralphie. It looked like he just missed it.

  640. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    ooh figurine night

  641. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    “Lee @ 52 pitches”

    He’ll be gone by the 5th.

  642. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    give credit to lee. that was a nasty pitch. A-rod should tip his cap

  643. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    “=

    He was throwing some gas in his first appearance.”

    :lol:

  644. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Andy :(

  645. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Come on Andy.

  646. ray (sox fan) May 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    “too many Boston Toronto updates on this blog. This isn’t September!”

    It’s never too early to keep an eye on the bums from Boston.”

    I can feel the love Laura. :)

    Wakefield resorted to his batting practice mode this evening!

  647. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Jeter has been streaking for a while, but did he take it up another notch after the initial All-Star ballot results came out?

  648. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Andy is all like, “Lead?!?! F*** that s***!”

  649. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Melancon in for Igawa…….. 7 Innings, 2 hits, no runs for Igawa

  650. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    c’mon Andy

  651. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    We need to teach Miranda to play COF.

    Meanwhile in Trenton, DLR gave up back-to-back shots but Thunder tied it.

    GB7 needs to come in and MiL updates. I’m on three forums here at once.

  652. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    “Wakefield resorted to his batting practice mode this evening!”

    Hey ray!!! How’s it going?

    So ray, when do you think Ortiz will be hooking up with Varitek’s dealer..um, I mean trainer? :P

  653. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    So happy for Casey Janssen and the Jays. May they keep up the good work. (Janssen pitching into the 7th…)

    As I say that Nancy Drew just hit a homer.

  654. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Laura – LMAO!!!

    Hey Ray

    ;)

  655. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    It would be really nice to get into their bullpen early because of all the runs that were scored in the series with the Rays. We had an off day and they finished up a 4 game set with all high scoring games (except yesterday) and the Indians starter only went 4 yesterday

  656. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    That’s how you do it!!!

  657. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Double play!

  658. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    GREAT job andy!!!

  659. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    double play!!1

  660. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    “Melancon in for Igawa…….. 7 Innings, 2 hits, no runs for Igawa”

    God bless him. He’s ours and so that’s what we should want to hear about his outings!!!

  661. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    good Andy. good.

  662. ray (sox fan) May 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    “So ray, when do you think Ortiz will be hooking up with Varitek’s dealer..um, I mean trainer?”

    Hey Laura and trisha……..soon I hope!!!

    Not especially a newsflash…but Ortiz has just been awful. I really don’t know what the Sox will do with him.

  663. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchah!!!

  664. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    And after 2, it’s Andy’s zone-pounding > Lee’s zone-pounding.

  665. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Janssen out of the inning. 6-3 through 7. Six mor outs. Enimently doable for the Jays.

    GO JAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  666. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    F’N (that means flippin, just too lazy to spell it out…) midges

    :D

  667. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    52 pitches thru 2 innings for Lee. They need to be patient this inning and get his pitch count way up so we can abuse their pen for the whole weekend.

    Hey there Trish

  668. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    its the midges…run for your lives.

  669. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    well placed cano

  670. pat May 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    “I really don’t know what the Sox will do with him.”

    Do they have an option other than keep running him out there and hope for the best?

  671. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    That bird is doing what we couldn’t do in the playoffs…. defeat the bugs!!

  672. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    F’N Torre

    :(

  673. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    looks like joba is scared!!

  674. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    eat some dinner seagulls

  675. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Capture a bird and put it on Joba’s shoulder. He’ll save him from the midges.

  676. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    That bird will be 500 pounds by the end of the night.

  677. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Hey YankeeRay!

    Life is good, n’est-ce pas?

  678. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Watching that video, makes me more angry that Joe sat on his but while Joba had bugs flying in his eyes and mouth.

  679. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Cripes, not while I’m eating!

  680. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Yankees really grinding Lee. Posada has seen a ton of pitches in his 2 AB’s.

  681. ray (sox fan) May 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Being a Sox fan of course I want the Yankees to lose, but I will make this confession.

    I know Pettite was criticized a lot during the offseason, but I am glad to see him doing well.

  682. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! May 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Andy Pettitte gets himself into trouble at times, but his hallmark has always been that he can bear down and get the ground ball or the strikeout that he needs.

    He was able to get Shoppach on the DP and there’s no harm done. Vintage Andy right there.

    Question his stuff every now and then, but you can never question his tenacity.

  683. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Posada welcome back!

  684. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    its all about placement this inning

  685. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Keep pounding that zone, Mr. Lee.

  686. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    So what do the Yankees do to protect their players from the midges?

  687. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Beautiful lazy curve on the outside corner from Melancon to end a threat.

  688. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Funny 2007 ALDS Game 2 story-

    I was home alone watching the bugs attack Joba disgusted out of my mind. I got a text from a friend who is a pessimistic person who calls himself a Yankee fan, but secretly hates them. He was following the game online with no clue of what was actually happening in the game- he just saw that Joba was getting into trouble. So the text said “F-n Joba can’t handle the pressure”. I told him he was a dumba-s and the problem was actually million bugs in Joba’s mouth.

  689. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Ray, I was always convinced the Papi was on the juice – but let’s say that in the least, not having Manny hitting behind him can’t help. Look at the difference in Tex before Arod returned and after.

  690. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I guess they don’t have hd in the booth. There are bugs around the batters box not a lot, but some.

  691. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    You have to think that Lee is on borrowed time

  692. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Not the best defensive team

  693. luis May 29th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    matsui= rally killer

  694. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    jennifer
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    So what do the Yankees do to protect their players from the midges?
    *******
    It looks like seagulls are the answer :-)

  695. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    It is Trish

    That was an ugly at bat by matsui

  696. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    good job swish!

  697. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Small ball gj Swish

  698. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    nice..

  699. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Nice work Swish-a-lish!!

  700. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Productive out from Swish. Good man!

  701. ray (sox fan) May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    jennifer
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    “Watching that video, makes me more angry that Joe sat on his but while Joba had bugs flying in his eyes and mouth.”

    Jennifer, I don’t know if you read the “Yankee Years”, but in that book Torre acknowledges that not taking the team off the field during the bug infestation was one of his biggest mistakes as the Yankee manager.

  702. pat May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Productive AB from Swish

  703. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    “So what do the Yankees do to protect their players from the midges?”

    We don’t have to worry about that until we play the Red Sox again.

    Oh way, you said *midges* – never mind.

  704. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Some good situational hitting this inning. Hideki’s ground out was as good as a bunt, Swisher doesn’t strike out which is major progress for him. Looking good at the plate thus far tonight.

  705. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Nicely done Swish.

  706. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Erica- But would that be legal?

    I wonder if it gets really bad if Joe would pull his team.

  707. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Good job by swish :)

  708. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    haha…. I’d love to see Joba pitch with a seagull on his shoulder like a parrot lol

  709. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    haha great as always Nick

  710. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I want to know who the players was that was crying telling Joe that Damon had to go. Every time I think about that I laugh.

  711. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    ray- Never read it. But that as a Yankee fan that doesn’t make me feel any better. I couldn’t believe he let him stay out there. I don’t recall but did he or the pitching coach ever go out there to see what it was like? Only the trainer was out there if I remember correctly.

  712. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Wow. Ortiz way off balance and way under that.

  713. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    jen, I remember reading that the Tribe had different stuff that they used to fight the midges than the crap (probably skin so soft!) that the Yankees were using. How’s that!

    I know what you meant about reliving that feeling! Let’s just say that maybe what happened happened for the best because we could still have a tea drinker managing the team and it could still be first and out!

    The other night was the first time we made it to first place in (I forget how many days.) Well it was with Girardi at the helm that we made it to first, and that was with Jorge, Nady, Bruney, and Molina down for the count.

  714. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Carl- I believe I read they are no longer with the team.

  715. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    It is getting worse on the field.

  716. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    jennifer
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    Watching that video, makes me more angry that Joe sat on his but while Joba had bugs flying in his eyes and mouth.

    **

    Torre also said in his book that he couldn’t tell it was that bad from the dugout. They were sitting pretty in there because dugouts are airconditioned and midges are attracted to sweat.

    I have no idea if a seagull in the dugout is legal, but if the Yanks adopted Sammy the Seagull as a mascot and kept him in the dugout, could MLB really oppose??

    On that note, I am a little disturbed I seem to know so much about midges

  717. luis May 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Papi 0-4 lol

  718. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Nick in SF,,,Just played the Lakers ( + 5 1/2 ) …I’m playing every game and yet I’m up only a few coins….Keep pounding the zone…Funny line earliewr about Alex & Kate Hudson…..Pounding the zone

  719. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I don’t think midges is politically correct – they prefer to be called little bugs

  720. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    trisha- I heard some bug guy (don’t recall what they are called, shame on me my uncle is one) :lol: called them and told them don’t use bug spray told them what to use.

    Also when Joba was pitching the bugs at the mound were much worse than when the Indians were pitching.

  721. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    If the midges get real bad I would expect Girardi to pull the team to stick in Torres face.

  722. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Brandon League = Great American Hero

    3 Sux outs to Jays victory!

  723. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Carl- I believe I read they are no longer with the team.

    Ah ok

  724. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    dt- you are correct. That is so wrong of us.

    How do we kill the little bugs. No one has said, google for me than.

  725. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    trisha – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    Ray, I was always convinced the Papi was on the juice – but let’s say that in the least, not having Manny hitting behind him can’t help. Look at the difference in Tex before Arod returned and after.
    =====

    Had to laugh earlier listening the the announcers painting Bay as the Virtuous Manny when the former got on to load the bases.

    “Now that dribbler there’s an infield hit for Bay – Manny could never beat that out.”

    I’m like – yeah, right, because Manny would have doubled.

  726. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Spray resting & swarming midges with water from a garden hose & nozzle. Water pressure out of such a nozzle can kill resting midges. This will give some temporary relief from the adults that are swarming on structures and wash away the dead ones.

  727. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “I don’t think midges is politically correct – they prefer to be called little bugs”

    CRYING!!!!!

  728. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Let’s play a new game. How low can Big Papi’s average go???

  729. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Jennifer – I thought it was a coach’s wife was trying to call to tell the Yankees what to use for the bugs – but couldn’t get thru. I remember the story, but can’t remember the names

  730. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    jennifer
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    Spray resting & swarming midges with water from a garden hose & nozzle. Water pressure out of such a nozzle can kill resting midges. This will give some temporary relief from the adults that are swarming on structures and wash away the dead ones.
    *****
    AWESOME! Next time we just have to spray down Joba on the mound with a garden hose. I love it!

  731. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    “Let’s play a new game. How low can Big Papi’s average go???”

    Before they pull him? If he starts creeping down to .150, he’ll be riding the bench for sure.

  732. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    “I’m like – yeah, right, because Manny would have doubled.”

    :D

    You do know that where Bay is from they don’t have electricity…

  733. luis May 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    “Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Let’s play a new game. How low can Big Papi’s average go???”

    i say .153 lol

  734. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Come on, Andy. Get through this.

  735. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    dt- Don’t recall hearing that.

    Erica- So we’ll put a seagull on Joba’s shoulder and spray him down with water.

  736. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Andy why are you doing this to me.

  737. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    That pitch isn’t working yet they keep going to it.

  738. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    come on andy..get this guy

  739. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    c’mon Andy..

  740. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    “Let’s play a new game. How low can Big Papi’s average go???”

    Before they pull him? If he starts creeping down to .150, he’ll be riding the bench for sure.

    ********
    I can’t imagine they would let it go to .150. Doesn’t matter how big of a hero Papi is, those Boston folk are not patient. I’d like to see it bottom out around .175

  741. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    You do know that where Bay is from they don’t have electricity…

    and his uniform has all buttons. no zippers.
    The special Red Sox button-fly 501 jersey.

  742. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I feel like watching Major League

    Andy. :evil:

  743. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Enough with the walks!!

  744. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Dear Andy,

    Strike zone. Find it.

    Sincerely,

    EVERY-EFFING-BODY

  745. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Come on Andy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  746. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    jennifer
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    dt- Don’t recall hearing that.

    Erica- So we’ll put a seagull on Joba’s shoulder and spray him down with water.
    ********
    LOL. I love it! That would be a YES classic moment for sure

  747. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Someone in the BP please stand up.

  748. terpbomber May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Dandy Andy.

  749. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Whew

  750. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    man andy lucked out there

  751. Vince May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Huge out right there.

  752. vince May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    throw an EFFING STRIKE!

  753. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Great Job by Andy bend but don’t break.

  754. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Andy messing around just so he can get out of jams.

  755. pat May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Walked a tightrope without a net and survived :smile:

  756. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    exhale

  757. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    That was annoying. They kept throwing that same pitch (the cutter?), it wasn’t a strike and the batters weren’t swinging at it. Why throw it over and over again?

  758. Kevin in the 908 May 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I hate that stupid drum

  759. luis May 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    that was close

  760. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Pat M: I’m with you on the +5.5, and a +10.5/over 203 teaser. Go points!

  761. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    “Dear Andy,

    Strike zone. Find it.

    Sincerely,

    EVERY-EFFING-BODY”

    LMAO!!!!

  762. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    So we’ll put a seagull on Joba’s shoulder and spray him down with water.

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

    Just formed a mental image. Veery amusing! :lol:

  763. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    bodhisattva – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Andy messing around just so he can get out of jams.

    ***************
    Yes, I love when they do that. Kind of like when Farnsworth used to give up runs just so Rivera could have save opportunities.

  764. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    “I hate that stupid drum”

    I’ll take the drum over those damn TB cowbells everyday and twice on Sunday. :)

  765. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Now, I didn’t worry about Andy, he got out of it, and I didn’t lose any time on my life.

    Can’t ya give it a try?

    :D

    “and his uniform has all buttons. no zippers.
    The special Red Sox button-fly 501 jersey.”

    :lol:

    And when they are flying to other cities he prefers woolen knickers, a woolen vest, and a blousy white shirt with very puffy sleeves! Oh yeah, and a hat with a brim. And if for some reason he fails to make the team bus, he takes a horse-drawn cart and meets them at the airport.

  766. David (In Seattle) May 29th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    “I don’t think midges is politically correct – they prefer to be called little bugs”

    – uh, I think the proper term is Volume Challenged Insect-Americans

    :-)

  767. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Kevin in the 908
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    I hate that stupid drum
    ******
    Nothing bugs me more than the Atlanta tomahawk chop!

  768. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I definitely have nothing against the Chop…. the Drum I always thought was cool actually…. HATE the cowbell!! It’s even worse when you’re there!!

  769. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! May 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Hopefully TBS won’t send any reporter next to the drummer on Sunday like they stationed Craig Sager in the playoffs a couple of years ago.

  770. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    “Nothing bugs me more than the Atlanta tomahawk chop!”

    Erica, did ya miss my post about the TB cowbells? They are the worst!

  771. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Erica
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    bodhisattva – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Andy messing around just so he can get out of jams.
    ***************
    Yes, I love when they do that. Kind of like when Farnsworth used to give up runs just so Rivera could have save opportunities.
    ==========

    Lol. The Farnsworth era seems so long ago…..thank heaven.

    Gotta say, though, when he cried in front of TV cameras upon hearing he was gone, I got a lump in my throat.

    That doesn’t mean I miss him throwing his pickoff move into the stands, however.

    Melancon with the save. SWB wins, 4-1.

  772. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Rofl Johnny

  773. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Larry Dolan’s (owner of Tribe) nephew is Jim Dolan.

  774. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    82 pitches.

  775. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Trisha,

    Are you telling me Bay is a quaker?

  776. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    “Lol. The Farnsworth era seems so long ago…..thank heaven.”

    He’s pitching right now for KC against CWS.

  777. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    BOS down to their last 2 outs.

  778. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    bodhisattva – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Lol. The Farnsworth era seems so long ago…..thank heaven.

    Gotta say, though, when he cried in front of TV cameras upon hearing he was gone, I got a lump in my throat.

    ****
    You know, I was surprised by it but- I was actually kind of sad too. Maybe since he just sort of started hitting his Yankee stride. Unfortunately, it took him two and a half seasons to find it.

  779. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Count down to heaven.

    Top of the 9th – 1 out, 2 to go

  780. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Krazy Kyle is at it again. Just gave up a run scoring double to AJ Pierzinski. LOL!

  781. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    “Nothing bugs me more than the Atlanta tomahawk chop!”

    Erica, did ya miss my post about the TB cowbells? They are the worst!
    ****
    The cowbells don’t bother me much for some reason. I think its because when I think cowbell, I get Christopher Walken’s voice in my head saying “I gotta have more cowbell” and I laugh every time

  782. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Soxs about to lose :)

  783. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Two down, one to go.

    You all know I liked Farnsy and thought he had really turned the corner for us. So of course I cried when he cried.

  784. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Will Little Dusty do the honors? Or prolong his team’s agony?

  785. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    Krazy Kyle is at it again. Just gave up a run scoring double to AJ Pierzinski. LOL!
    **********
    Hahaha. I feel like I just jinxed him.

  786. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Blue Jays win. Lets take first place please.

  787. luis May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    TOR 6 BOS 3 F

  788. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    And TOR has broken their losing streak.

  789. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    **AND BACK IN A TIE FOR FIRST PLACE – I PRESENT YOUR NEW YORK YANKEES!!!! IN A SHORT HOUR OR SO THEY WILL HAVE FIRST ON THEIR OWN!!!!!*

  790. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Game over!

  791. tennore May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    To me the biggest recommendation with Cervelli (and Cash as well) is was there a dropoff defensively and with the pitching staff? I mean, everyone knows that Posada is the best offensive catcher in the game since Piazza’s peak years and some good seasons from Victor Martinez, but the Yankees now have the luxury of a solid and deep catching core. Remember who they had a couple of years ago behind Posada? That’s right, I had to think for a second to remember Flaherty and Fasano. You can never have enough catching.

  792. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Man those seagulls are ravaging the midges.

  793. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    On no- what now???

  794. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Well it looks like the extra starter problem may be fixed

  795. igotid88 May 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Uh Oh here comes Wang’s chance to get in the rotation.

  796. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hip?

  797. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    carl – I told you we’d have first alone by the end of the night. Don’t push it!

    ;)

  798. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Girardi did a good job reclaiming Farnsy and making him trade-worthy.

  799. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    “The cowbells don’t bother me much for some reason. I think its because when I think cowbell, I get Christopher Walken’s voice in my head saying “I gotta have more cowbell” and I laugh every time”

    Very funny skit. Whenever I hear “Don’t Fear The Reaper”, I think of that skit.

  800. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    and thankfully it’s not

  801. igotid88 May 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Guess it was nothing.

  802. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    um what was that Andy?

  803. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    igotid , good song.

  804. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Almost an error.

  805. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Nice recovery.

  806. ray (sox fan) May 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Well the Sox left the door open for you guys tonight.

  807. Trevor May 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Arod almost ends the error less streak.

  808. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
    ****

    Tom- may I ask why the “Wereworlves of London” reference? I think its awesome. Just curious why?

  809. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    MIN making a comeback against the surprisingly bad TB Rays.

  810. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Tell them thanks for us, ray!

  811. Jeff NJ - Wang Relief May 29th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Andy is not leaving this W on the table, he’ll pitch into the 6th.

  812. pat May 29th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Andy grabbed his hip coming off the mound at the end of the 1st or 2nd inning. Hope he’s okay.

  813. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I wish they would stop talking about the errorless streak. I feel like its the broadcaster kiss of death. Like when some pitcher comes into a game and they say how he has never given up a lead off walk, and then all of a sudden its a lead off walk. Always beware of the broadcaster kiss of death.

  814. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uV9xIzzcHg

    werewolves of London. :-)

  815. igotid88 May 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    igotid , good song.
    __________________________________

    Me knows

  816. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Anyone know if Wieters did anything memorable tonight?

  817. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I’m watching on a bit of a delay but whew Alex almost blew the no-errors streak

  818. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    pat
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    Andy grabbed his hip coming off the mound at the end of the 1st or 2nd inning. Hope he’s okay.

    ***
    It was the 2nd. I noticed it too. I was praying I was imagining things.

  819. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I just love that song.

    For the past week or so, I’ve started off my day by playing it on the piano.

  820. pat May 29th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Alex has looked much better on pop ups lately.

  821. carl May 29th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Wieters looked like Ortiz Bodhisattva

  822. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    “Anyone know if Wieters did anything memorable tonight?”

    I checked a bit ago and he was 0 for 2.

  823. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    bodhisattva

    Went 0-4

  824. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Scratch that, he went 0 for 4.

  825. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Ray, I had told Uncle Ellsworth I never promised something I couldn’t deliver, and I did promise that the Yankees would own first place all by their lonesome by the end of tonight. So it just had to be that way!

    (I also said that the Yankees would be firmly implanted in first by the middle of June and would have pulled away from the opposition so I guess I better order more of those Sox voodoo dolls!)

    :D

  826. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    “Alex has looked much better on pop ups lately.”

    I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps he’s been practicing. He’s tired of Jeter laughing at him. :)

  827. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Wieters was 0-3 at last check. So, no nothing memorable. Luke Scott hit a grand slam off the D-Train in that game, Baltimore is up 7-2 or 7-3.

  828. ray (sox fan) May 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I detect some Warren Zevon fans. I wish that guy was still around!

  829. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Wieters is terrible – put him in the pen!!

  830. Jeff NJ - Wang Relief May 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Lorenz said if the Yankees win tonight they will be in first place alone since the last day of the 2006 season. Can that be accurate?

  831. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Pettitte went with the trainer. Not sure what is wrong.

    And can someone dump beer on those morons who are screaming.

  832. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Andy getting checked out?

  833. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I saw his first AB. Post-Manny Ortiz?

  834. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
    May 29th, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    I just love that song.
    ****
    That’s one of those songs that always makes me smile. When I was a kid and in the car with my parents and it would come on the radio we all would howl along with it.

  835. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    “Wieters is terrible – put him in the pen!!”

    JoeT, don’t start. The last thing we need is the “you know what” debate starting up again.

  836. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Nice one JoeT :)

    I think Swisher should go to the pen. Not only is he our best relief pitcher thus far, it will help him break out of his slump

  837. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Enjoy every sandwich.

  838. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Come on, guys! Don’t let Lee off the hook.

  839. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    The Wieters Truthers vs. the Zaun Truthers.
    Tomorrow 1pm.
    Under the Cal Ripken banner.
    No weapons.

  840. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Posada just hit an inside the park home run.

  841. jvcelt May 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    that werewolf guy has passed, i think.
    weiters 0-4

  842. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Welcome back Jorge

  843. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Well said, Nick.

  844. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    bodhisattva – OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I saw his first AB. Post-Manny Ortiz?

    Yep

  845. Peter Abraham May 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Warren Zevon lyrics?

    Love this blog. What a great, underrated talent he was.

    “And if California slides into the ocean, like the mystics and statistics say it will. I predict this motel will be standing, until I pay my bill.”

  846. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for Wieters info. Sorry I missed him.

    They always give lefties that pitch. As long as they give it to us, I’m fine.

  847. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    “the Yankees can move into first place alone for the first time since the final game of the 2006 season if they win tonight.”

    That is freaking insane

  848. Dutch Hugo May 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    and his hair was perfect.

  849. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    There are so many internet memes referenced here at this point, it’s impossible to keep track.

  850. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Was Werewolf his only hit?

  851. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Peter Abraham
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    Warren Zevon lyrics?

    Love this blog. What a great, underrated talent he was.
    ***
    At the same time, there is nothing more heartbreaking than his final album and the song “Keep me in Your Heart”. I get teary thinking about it. He also did a really sad cover of Winwood’s “Back in the High Life” that completely changed how I hear that song

  852. Jeff NJ - Wang Relief May 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Pete you scooped the last day of 2006 thing, you beat Lorenz by 5 minutes.

  853. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Bah cheap call on Matsui. He should have been protecting the plate though

  854. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Hunhh?????

  855. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    high?

  856. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eUsSXXc8wU

    Excitable Boy

  857. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    If that was a strike, I’m the Queen of England.

    I’ve been using that one a lot lately. I need to change it up.

    If that was a strike, I’m Barack Obama.

    :)

  858. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    haha sorry sorry I won’t start it!!

    Hoping to see Andy take the mound here

  859. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Laura- Excitable Boy

  860. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Send, Lawyers, Guns, and money!

  861. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    Was Werewolf his only hit?
    ****
    He may have had a few others, but that was certainly his biggest

  862. Dutch Hugo May 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I think Lawyers, Guns and Money got some airplay, but for the most part…

  863. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Never heard this Excitable Boy song before.

  864. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Smart move by Alex to let it roll, just rolled foul.

  865. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    That…was just not a strike. At all. Shoppach had to reach UP to get it. What an awful call.

  866. Dutch Hugo May 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Laura — stick with the Queen of England. It can’t be overused!

  867. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Great play A-Rod ….. and a very good idea by the Indians – Andy may have a leg/hip injury and Alex definitely has one

  868. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I guess Andy is okay.

  869. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Laura really? Maybe it is cause I listen to q104.3 all day.

  870. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    “Laura—stick with the Queen of England. It can’t be overused!”

    Oh, okay. I thought that maybe people were getting tired of it. It didn’t want to be boring. :P

  871. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Zevon’s last live performance. He was dying. And he knew it.

    Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhRRWwH3Fro

  872. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    “Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me” could be a LoHud theme song when the Yanks are down a run. ;)

  873. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Warren was ahead of his time…

    I still think ‘Something Bad Happened To A Clown’ is a crystal ball reference to Papi’s 2009 season.

  874. Peter Abraham May 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Bob Lorenz got that stat from here. He’s a reader.

    If anybody wants to check out Warren, I’d look into this records:

    Warren Zevon – first record.
    Stand in the Fire – live record of hits
    Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School – lots of good, quirky songs.

    Big baseball fan, too. Did a song about Bill Lee.

  875. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Lee at 102 pitches. I wonder if he’ll pitch another inning.

  876. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Man Alex is looking good.

  877. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    2nd time arod made that same play this yr

  878. Jeff NJ - Wang Relief May 29th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    A Rod with another great play. The defense on this team is very under rated.

  879. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Good desperation play by Alex. Somebody call Brian Cashman and tell him that Alex is a better 3B than Ranson. He was a bit confused about that.

  880. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I still think ‘Something Bad Happened To A Clown’ is a crystal ball reference to Papi’s 2009 season.

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

    :lol:

  881. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    76 pitches by Andy. He can go 2 more if he’s economical.

  882. tex's friend May 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    anyone know the date of the last time we had sole possession of first place in the east?

  883. jvcelt May 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    there r a lot of guys on u tube who can sing about the werewolves of london. even kid rock.

  884. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    At home when the Yanks force an opposing reliever to inherit a jam, they should play this part of “Lawyers, Guns, and Money” when he’s warming up on the mound:

    I’m the innocent bystander
    But somehow I got stuck
    Between a rock and a hard place
    And I’m down on my luck
    Yes, I’m down on my luck
    Well, I’m down on my luck

    —————-

    Great dude. :(

  885. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    jennifer
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    Laura really? Maybe it is cause I listen to q104.3 all day.
    *****
    I love 104.3, but I got a new car with Sirius and now I don’t listen to “free radio” as much. One afternoon, I put on the classic rewind station and heard Jim Kerr on air on it. I was outraged. I felt like he was cheating on me with a different station. He’s on that station too every day from 12-5. I wonder how that guy has a voice left.

  886. Jeff NJ - Wang Relief May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Peter are you serious about Lorenz? You know who definitely is a reader is Evan Roberts on mid day WFAN. He is always quoting your info, even when it is here only. You out there Evan?

  887. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    What did Zevon die of? Cancer?

  888. Dutch Hugo May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    And, as Peter probably knows, co-wrote a song with Springsteen, “Jeannie Needs a Shooter.”

    Warren was fabulous. Saw him perform about 5 times.

  889. Uncle Ellsworth May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    what did I miss?

  890. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Kevin Thompson dodged a running hot-dog.

  891. Dutch Hugo May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    lung cancer, I believe…

  892. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Hey, Swisher will take the hits anyway he can get them.

  893. Todd May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    When is Yankeeography Angel Berroa premiering????????

  894. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    yea nick lol..bunt gardy?

  895. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    crazy running hot dogs

  896. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    “When is Yankeeography Angel Berroa premiering????????”

    On Old Timers Day.

  897. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    >He was a bit confused about that.

    BUT HE CAN VERTICAL LEAP LIKE SUPERMANZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  898. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    nice…that almost got by lee too

  899. Angel (F) - 'Cos you know I was OPP(C), hell from the very start May 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    You got that right, Peter. Warren Zevon was a really underrated. Great lyricist.

  900. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    There’s his red nose on the ground
    No one’s seen his painted smile
    He’s been gone for quite a while
    Something bad happened to a clown

    Footprints in the Fenway sawdust leading to the edge of town
    And everybody wears a frown
    Something bad happened to a clown

  901. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Todd: 1943

  902. Scorpio May 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Bob Lorenz is cool. His blog on yesnetwork.com, “The Blob” is hilarious. He needs to get some more bloglove.

  903. Dutch Hugo May 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Mr. Bad Example:

    I got a part-time job at my father’s carpet store
    Laying tackless stripping and housewives by the score
    I loaded up their furniture and took it to Spokane
    Auctioned off every last naugahyde divan

  904. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Jeter cracked 300! The universe suddenly seems more in order

  905. Uncle Ellsworth May 29th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Roland the headless thompson gunner?

  906. jvcelt May 29th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    our games r starting to get irritatingly long. this is a good sign

  907. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    “When is Yankeeography Angel Berroa premiering????????”

    On Old Timers Day.

    ———————

    Hahahaha, I love that!

  908. The Ironhorse May 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Huge inning here for Andy. If he can give us 6 scoreless, I’ll be thrilled.

  909. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    >When is Yankeeography Angel Berroa premiering?

    The only Yankeeography premier to be simulcast on the History Channel.

  910. abe May 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    It looked to me like Gardner was trying to do a drag bunt, not sacrifice.

  911. RhapsodyInBlue May 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Saw Warren Zevon perform at the Saratoga winners, it was a small club/venue, one Saturday night years ago, he performed solo all his hits, it was an unforgetable performance.

    Had a designated driver, drinking beer out of plastic cups, those where the good old days.

    The Winners burned down to the ground last month.

  912. Jerkface May 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    gutty grind call back from Flash

  913. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Again, they keep going to pitches that aren’t working.

  914. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Andy come ooooon

  915. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Uh Oh Andy. come on

  916. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Colonie right?

  917. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    MISSING:

    One strike zone.

    If found, please return to Andy Pettitte.

  918. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Andy just allows too many baserunners.

  919. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    andy is not ok..but he wasnt sharp all game

  920. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Andy is hurt :(

  921. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Oh gosh

  922. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I knew this was coming ….. good that he’s running off

    CMW please report to the starting rotation

  923. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Uh oh big spot for Ace

  924. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    hopefully andy is ok and ace can get us out of this with minimal damage

  925. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    So they took him out now. Wonder what is wrong. He ran off the field with him. Can’t be too serious right?

  926. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Skip Pettitte’s next start, give Wang a chance.

  927. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Andy’s pissed. I think, just by reading his lips, he said, “I’m fine”.

    No, Andy, you aren’t. You’ve thrown 6 straight balls. You aren’t fine. Swallow your pride and realize you are one forced pitch away from giving this game away.

  928. Angel (F) - 'Cos you know I was OPP(C), hell from the very start May 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Andy has always allowed a lot of baserunners. Nothing new about that.

    Hasn’t stopped him being a decent pitcher though.

  929. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Joe was very animated talking to him. Alex was shaking his head the entire time. This is very weird.

  930. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    big spot for aceves!!

  931. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I’m stuck with Cleveland announcers on Extra Innings.

    They think Girardi is using the injury excuse so Aceves can warm up for as long as he wants… (insert rolling eyes here)

  932. The Ironhorse May 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Yikes…here we go with the bullpen…the offense should’ve put up some more runs in the early innings. Hang on everyone, this is might get bumpy!

  933. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Well Andy is in the dugout, so it can’t be serious.

  934. G. Love May 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    If we’re quoting Zevon lyrics tonight I would be remiss if I didn’t offer these from my favorite Zevon song CARMELITA

    “Well, I’m sittin’ here playing solitaire
    With my pearl-handled deck
    The county won’t give me no more methadone
    And they cut off your welfare check

    Carmelita hold me tighter
    I think I’m sinking down
    And I’m all strung out on heroin
    On the outskirts of town

    Well, I pawned my Smith Corona
    And I went to meet my man
    He hangs out down on Alvarado Street
    By the Pioneer chicken stand

    Carmelita hold me tighter
    I think I’m sinking down
    And I’m all strung out on heroin
    On the outskirts of town “

  935. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    The general consensus is that it’s Pettitte’s back. Which makes sense, because a tight back wouldn’t allow him to extend fully, and would make it MUCH harder to get the ball in the zone.

  936. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Ace under pressure here…

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  937. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    So he comes in and throws the same pitch that wasn’t working for Andy. Makes sense…NOT!!

  938. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    :( Come on Yankees :(

  939. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Bases loaded and no outs. Come on Alfredo sauce

  940. AD May 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Pete, Girardi said on Francesa’s show today that they don’t want Wang coming in during the middle of an inning because it takes him a while for him to warm up.

  941. !!! May 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Doesn’t Girardi call this guy “ACE” ?

  942. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Must be a back issue, just stretch it out.

  943. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    If we can get out of this with a 3-2 lead, I’ll take it.

  944. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Try not to worry. One out at a time. Or a DP would be nice.

  945. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    “Pete, Girardi said on Francesa’s show today that they don’t want Wang coming in during the middle of an inning because it takes him a while for him to warm up.”

    I think Pete was talking about Andy’s next start. CMW can cover him.

  946. AD May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    The Mexican Gangsta has to step up. Big spot.

  947. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Huge strike out!

  948. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    nasty

  949. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    There’s one.

  950. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    BEAUTIFUL breaking pitch. Absolutely great pitch.

  951. G. Love May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    That pitch was wicked. Nice one Ace.

  952. terpbomber May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    How ’bout a DP here…

  953. Uncle Ellsworth May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    nice

  954. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    dam its choo!

  955. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Oh crap, it’s Shin Soo-Choo. This guy can mash.

  956. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Oh no CHOOOOO

  957. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    What was he cursing about, that was totally a strike.

  958. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Is it me or is this game going at a snail’s pace?

  959. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Oh the great Shin-Sho Choo, we need to trade Hughes for this guy. *barf*

  960. pat May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    It’s Choo.

  961. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Even if Choo gets a sac fly, that’s two outs and only one run.

  962. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    get the choo choo train Alfredo

  963. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Whew. That pitch was WAY too up. We’re lucky Choo missed that one, because it would have been hit a LONG way.

  964. Dutch Hugo May 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    G. Love — Carmelita is a great, great song.

  965. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    sac fly, thats okay. Johnny also kept the runner at second.

  966. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    ight get this guy and its cool

  967. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Good job so far by Ace

  968. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Only one run Ace. Just get this next batter and everything will be ok.

  969. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Wow- gutsy and greedy. Was today’s broadcast by Flaherty brought to us by the letter G?

  970. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    “Oh no CHOOOOO”

    carl, you’re a little bit of a weenie!!!

    :D

  971. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    lol

  972. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    We’ll take a fly out to center to end this inning.

    Or any kind of out!

  973. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Alright, Alfredo, one more.

  974. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Wow Tex! GJ Ace!

  975. Uncle Ellsworth May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    why is ace a gangsta?

  976. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Mark saved an error on Jeter.

  977. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    THANK YOU TEX THANK YOU

  978. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Erica
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    Is it me or is this game going at a snail’s pace?

    ======

    And we will have to sweat it out with our bullpen so it is only going to get slower

  979. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Patience my dear grasshoppers.

  980. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    And they weather the storm…

    Ace comes in inheriting runners on 1st and 2nd and a 2-0 count…

    And he does not flinch…

    That’s big time clutch pitching!

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  981. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Just think, that ball is in RF if Giambi or Swisher are playing 1st.

  982. !!! May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    JEsus Jeter!!

    I swear Teixera has probably single handedly won 5 games this year with his glove.

  983. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    And that’s why he’s ACE.

  984. terpbomber May 29th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    All is good and well for another inning. Just need get some more runs in!

  985. Wangawa May 29th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Alfredo Houdini

  986. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Bad throw by Jete, but great scoop by Tex to keep the damage minimal. Great job all around there. Now let’s get that run back.

  987. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Tex saved that. Let’s get a few more runs

  988. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Teixeira saved Jeter an error, but, more importantly, saved the Yanks a run.

  989. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Andrew
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    Oh the great Shin-Sho Choo, we need to trade Hughes for this guy. barf
    ========

    Lol. Better find out first if he comes from old money or a Self Made papa.

  990. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I think you are supposed to AH when Choo comes to bat…
    Ah Choo. – SF – gesundheit

  991. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Swish plays a good first don’t hate on em.

  992. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    They are lucky the damage wasn’t much worse. I know Pettitte is a gamer and wanted to stay out there but with only a 3 run lead it is not the time to be superman. He could of cost them the game in that inning trying to pitch hurt. At 3-1, with no bullpen the 8 runners left on base already is going to really hurt them later on in the game.

  993. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Nice swing Alex

  994. AD May 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I’m waiting to see some emotion from this guy. I can just see him beating his chest all pumped up after getting us out of a big spot in the ALCS against the Sux.

  995. KGsturnz0r217 May 29th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    what is this ump calling on that cano first pitch?

  996. Hit Man May 29th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    “At 3-1, with no bullpen the 8 runners left on base already is going to really hurt them later on in the game.”

    My thoughts as well. There is no way this pen is going to protect a 2 run lead with 3 innings to go

  997. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    The Indians broadcaster just called the stadium the launching pad. These guys really need something new to talk about.

  998. The Ironhorse May 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Need another run or two….6 outs til Mariano…

  999. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    The thing about Choo is he is just a dreadful, dreadful fielder.

    Miranda is also a power lefty, who also is likely capable of pretending to play the outfield, if they would just give him a token run out there in AAA.

  1000. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Cano just missed that pitch, got underneath it enough to keep it in the park

  1001. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Tex says Joe Girardi is the best manager he has every played for. You know I can see that. I think Girardi is a real positive guy and a real great guy (lots of emotion but in a good way.) Obviously if the Yankees are in first place for the first time since sometime in 2007 (?), he’s doing a very good job!

    I love him.

  1002. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Am I the only one cracking up at the “1-800-HARDWOOD” advertisement on the Cleveland backstop?

  1003. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    “My thoughts as well. There is no way this pen is going to protect a 2 run lead with 3 innings to go”

    Positive much?

  1004. jvcelt May 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    why didn’t u enjoy playing under hobson, mr flaherty?

  1005. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    DT: ;) good memory.

  1006. DMan May 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    CLE is a great offensive team. If we just sit on this 3-1 lead, it is not going to end well

    We don’t have Joba in the 8th, we have Coke/Veras.

  1007. Jeff NJ - Everyday Aceves May 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Everyday Aceves

  1008. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    This game tells you all you need to know about why Cano can’t bat 5th. Half of the time I don’t even think he knows why he swings at certain pitches. I believe he hits below .250 with the bases loaded and RISP.

  1009. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    this umpire just called ball 4 a strike.

  1010. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Matsui is gonna go deep.

  1011. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    “Tex says Joe Girardi is the best manager he has every played for. ”

    He said the same thing about Sciosca not that long ago when we played LAA. Tex is no fool; he plays to his audience.

  1012. 7*7 May 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    This is what it is going to be in every close game late… stomachs turning.

  1013. Jeff NJ - Everyday Aceves May 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Trisha, 2006 if they win. It has been longer than we all realized.

  1014. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Donnie
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm
    Am I the only one cracking up at the “1-800-HARDWOOD” advertisement on the Cleveland backstop?
    **

    I am more fascinated by the “Free Money June 27th” thing. Is there a money giveaway in Cleveland I am unaware of??? LOL

  1015. carl May 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    <—-Fail

  1016. KGsturnz0r217 May 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    with his peripherals, you can’t assume taht Joba would be able to shut down an eight inning

  1017. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    “My thoughts as well. There is no way this pen is going to protect a 2 run lead with 3 innings to go”

    Well night all. Sorry we didn’t win.

    Oh, it’s not the end of the game yet. Sorry!

  1018. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    So the previous hitter walked, and you swing at the first pitch.

  1019. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    This is the key inning, heart of the Tribe order coming up. I wonder if they are just going to stick with the Ace for a 2nd inning.

  1020. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Have any of you guys seen David Ortiz? His friend the needle has been looking for him, I mean the needle is really worried, Him and Ortiz were really good together but Ortiz has gone and left the needle all by himself, now the needle is out looking for Ortiz, the needle is scared Ortiz will become a .189 hitter with 1 HR without him. So if any of you find David Ortiz tell him his pal the needle misses him.

  1021. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Texeria is worth wieght in gold….Plus he’ll hit 40 dingers and drive in 100 +….MVP in 09

  1022. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    “CLE is a great offensive team. If we just sit on this 3-1 lead, it is not going to end well”

    You don’t mind if I disagree do you?

  1023. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    How many times this season is the announcer going to have to say Matsui tried to pull an outside pitch?!??!! Instead of Matsui playing everyday I like Pena 3rd, Arod DH or Posada DH Cervelli catches.

  1024. pat May 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Come on Yanks. Seize prosperity!

  1025. RhapsodyInBlue May 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Yes Christina the Saratoga Winners was actually in the Town of Colonie.

  1026. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    shadily we kinda need nady

  1027. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    DT: good memory.

    LOL… I have no memory.. everything runs together.
    Did I steal some of your material Rickles, or am I just re-using mine?

  1028. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Keep scouting the Mexican League, Cashman!

  1029. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    “So if any of you find David Ortiz tell him his pal the needle misses him.”

    Actually, the needle is hanging out with Ortiz’s teammate, Jason “All of a sudden, I can hit again. It’s a miracle!” Varitek.

  1030. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Look Jeter can play CF lol

  1031. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Cleveland’s bullpen is worse than ours and now we’re in to theirs as well. Sure, it may not end 3-1, but even IF they come back, we’re just as likely to hammer their pen as they are to hammer ours. Good lord, some people.

  1032. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    ace really is doing his thing..his velocity is up today too

  1033. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Andy has lower back stiffness according to the Indian homers.

  1034. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    what a job!

  1035. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Nice inning

  1036. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Ace

  1037. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Do you pitch Ace a third inning?

  1038. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Great job by Aceves…

  1039. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Aceves!

  1040. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    ….ACE….

  1041. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Kind of forget the Indians used to be in the A.L. East.

  1042. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    “Do you pitch Ace a third inning?”

    I’d go batter to batter.

  1043. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Okay, the weeniemobile is here for anyone who needs to get on it!

    :lol:

    I know, two innings to go. You don’t see any sweat on MY forhead, do you?

  1044. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Laura

    Actually he started drinking the protein shakes that Ortiz got from the DR.

  1045. Jeff NJ - Everyday Aceves May 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    eom

  1046. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    DT: I thought you were referencing two things there: something said about me and something I said about Choo the day the “trade for Choo!!!” was discussed on the blog.

    I can’t be more specific while people are in a good mood.

  1047. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Have any of you guys seen David Ortiz? His friend the needle has been looking for him, I mean the needle is really worried, Him and Ortiz were really good together but Ortiz has gone and left the needle all by himself, now the needle is out looking for Ortiz, the needle is scared Ortiz will become a .189 hitter with 1 HR without him. So if any of you find David Ortiz tell him his pal the needle misses him :(

  1048. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    The Indians have 3 righties coming up in the 8th inning. So no Coke. Do you pitch Aceves 1 more inning, or try Robertson?

  1049. Uncle Ellsworth May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I’m still Amazed we scored off Cliff Lee from reading the post here pre game I was led to believe it was impossible.

  1050. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    “Kind of forget the Indians used to be in the A.L. East.”

    That was such a long time ago.

  1051. The Ironhorse May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Outstanding job from Aceves. Come on offense, give us at least one more run. If Veras walks the leadoff guy, I might break something! haha

  1052. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    RhapsodyInBlue May 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Yes Christina the Saratoga Winners was actually in the Town of Colonie.

    ———-

    I thought so as I live close to Colonie. I remember reading about it burning down. Did they determine the cause of the fire, as I Know they were unsure if it was intentionally set. From what I recall, it was quite the place to be back in the day.

  1053. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    YES confirmed lower back stiffness. Can’t be serious right? I mean K-rod had back spasms that had him crying and sent him to the hospital and he was pitching 3 days later.

  1054. RC 16 May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    So Phil Coke for the 8th? or Tomko?

  1055. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Right now, Aceves get a save as far as I’m concerned.

  1056. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I would start Aceves with Robertson warming up….

  1057. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    More runs would be nice. So who does Joe go to Robertson or God forbid Veras?

  1058. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “Actually he started drinking the protein shakes that Ortiz got from the DR.”

    I knew it was something.

  1059. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    I would enjoy a few more tack-on runs

  1060. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “This is what it is going to be in every close game late… stomachs turning.”

    Not if you don’t let it. We’re all watching the same games, and not all of our stomachs are turning…

    “Trisha, 2006 if they win. It has been longer than we all realized.”

    Jeff NJ, and not for nothing, but Girardi was not managing in 2006 and 2007!!!!!

  1061. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Travis Hafner? Wow, I forgot about him. That guy is like a ghost.

  1062. NITRO May 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    We all know Joe is going to go to Veras.

  1063. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Who is Ace that you are all referring to? I assume it is not the mascot for the Toronto Blue Jays. You know, the stuffed bird?

  1064. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    It will not be Tomko. Robertson or Ace.

  1065. Tom in N.J.-saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand May 29th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Aceves, Christina.

  1066. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    jennifer
    May 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    YES confirmed lower back stiffness. Can’t be serious right? I mean K-rod had back spasms that had him crying and sent him to the hospital and he was pitching 3 days later.

    ****
    K-Rod is a cry-baby. Okay, thats harsh. I am just very anti-Met

  1067. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    If I had my druthers I would have Coke starting the 8th.
    But that’s just me.

  1068. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Kobe going to his second straight finals!!

  1069. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks, Tom

  1070. Dr. J May 29th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Well if you let Aceves go another inning, he’s probably done for the series, atleast until Monday anyway.

    But you need to get this game first, so leave him in.

  1071. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I am guessing this is a Coke night

  1072. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I mean if he changes from Aceves I would prefer to see Coke.

  1073. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Girardi has managed this team for over 200 games and tonight *might* be the first time the Yanks will be alone in first place???? What a slacker.

  1074. NJ Dave May 29th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    3 righties are due up in the inning right?

  1075. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Coke and Robertson should be warming in the 8th, with Aceves out to start the inning with a very short leash.

    Knowing Girardi though it will be Coke and Veras warming.

  1076. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    DT: I thought you were referencing two things there: something said about me and something I said about Choo the day the “trade for Choo!!!” was discussed on the blog. –

    lmao… no.
    but the light just went on. AH…now I remember.
    the thought just snaked thru the pit of my brain ;-)

  1077. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Lakers by 21 in 4th

  1078. Gold Mine May 29th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Girardi should bring in Wang

  1079. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I would bring in coke and have Robertson warming up

  1080. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Since it is 3 righties I think he will stay with Aceves and not go to Coke. Bruney please come back soon….It is scary not having 1 reliever for the 7th or 8th…

  1081. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Melky this season has played as good as Choo, now if we’re talking Ryan Sweeney that’s another story.

  1082. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Aceves had only thrown 22 pitches. granted they were in a tight spot. He throws strikes.

  1083. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Let me say that I pray that Girardi has someone warming in the pen – not that I don’t trust Aceves, but I think it is prudent to have someone warming late in a tight game.

  1084. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Does Coke warm up in the bullpen everyday? lol

  1085. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    So basically, Alfredo is becoming Ramiro Mendoza for the 2009 Yankees.

  1086. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    ace is dealing

  1087. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Coke is warming if it gets to the lefty.

  1088. vince May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    wow, gotta love aceves.

  1089. Buck Showalter fan club May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    are we watching are only reliable reliver from the pen besides Mo?

  1090. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    That’s so gansta

  1091. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Michael Kay = drama queen

  1092. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Melky is a very good defensive center fielder.

    Choo is a defensive prayer as a COF.

    Bad comparison.

  1093. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    DT: I think we’re on the same page now.

    Aceves: Hero!

  1094. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Michael Kay really whining it up right now. Stuff isn’t electric enough, now he’s unavailable for tomorrow’s game, give it a break Michael. Furthermore, Scot Shields isn’t quite as “electric” as he used to be.

  1095. !!! May 29th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    THAT WAS ATROCIIOUS!!!

  1096. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Now I would take him out…..

  1097. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    He might be tired by now….But Girardi probably doesn’t trust anyone else.

  1098. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I like Aceves’ stuff. Decent fastball, really nice change, solid hook

    He’s kind of like Ian Kennedy stuff-wise

  1099. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Isn’t CC pitching tomorrow? We probably won’t need Aceves tomorrow. Tell Kay to put a sock in it.

  1100. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    ALFREDO ACEVES?!! ACEVES CANT PITCH THE EIGHTH INNING! HES A STARTING PITCHAH!

  1101. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Sounds like Kay needs a visit from the OPPC.

  1102. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Andrew

    Especially now that he is off the juice.

  1103. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Hopefully he can get the next guy…This is a big runner at 2nd..

  1104. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    “Melky is a very good defensive center fielder.

    Choo is a defensive prayer as a COF.

    Bad comparison.”

    Choo and him have about the same arm strength, Choo isn’t that good defensively but comparison batwise they are about the same and that’s very good for Melky b/c Choo is 2 yrs. older I think.

  1105. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Is the Mexican media going to get on Girardi’s case about how he’s using Aceves???

  1106. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Where in the world was that pitch?

  1107. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Nick in SF…..Lakers plus 5 1/2 looking good

  1108. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Aceves has quickly become the go to man.

  1109. carl May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Great job Ace

  1110. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  1111. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Kobe closing hard and Ace too

  1112. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    He’s so cool!

    :)

  1113. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    wow…aceves put on a pitching clinic…he deserves a pie

  1114. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    It’s going to be sad to watch when Aceves’ arm actually falls off

  1115. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Last Leno show tonight

  1116. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Kind of unfair that (hopefully) Rivera gets the save in this game, whereas Aceves statistically gets nothing concrete to his name–he’s really the one who has done all the “saving” tonight. Amazing that he’s become such a weapon out of the pen.

  1117. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    “He might be tired by now….But Girardi probably doesn’t trust anyone else.”

    I doubt he was tired there, Aceves is a work horse you should read up on how he prepares for games and use to in AA pre warmups, he made Chamberlain’s and Clemens routine look like a joke according to some.

  1118. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Andrew you are right. Just shows how overrated the “save” statistic is

  1119. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    “I like Aceves’ stuff. Decent fastball, really nice change, solid hook

    He’s kind of like Ian Kennedy stuff-wise”

    i think ace has a bit more velocity on fb…better control off his offspeed pitches..and is fearless, some IPK is definitly not

  1120. Uncle Ellsworth May 29th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    YankeeRay
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    Last Leno show tonight

    if only

  1121. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 29th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Ace is the place with the helpful bullpen man.

  1122. Don May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Let’s hear it for the ace!

  1123. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    The statistic of a hold should be considered valuable also.

  1124. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    This guy has an ERA of 15.19. Can we PLEASE get an insurance run or two?

  1125. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Pat M: yup, I like it. Need 20 more points scored, I’m greedy. ;)

  1126. Jay May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    He’ll probably be unavailable for the rest of the series

  1127. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    1. I called this win and first place for the Yankees two days ago. I would like to get appropriate props when we win this game!

    2. Of course by putting it out there, I also have left myself open to total trashing if a swarm of midges end up carrying Mo away!!!

    3. I think people who called a Yankee loss two innings ago and said the pen couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead deserve a cyber 2 by 4…

    :D

  1128. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Brandon.. “ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!”
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm
    “Melky is a very good defensive center fielder.
    Choo is a defensive prayer as a COF.
    Bad comparison.”
    Choo and him have about the same arm strength, Choo isn’t that good defensively but comparison batwise they are about the same and that’s very good for Melky b/c Choo is 2 yrs. older I think.
    =====

    But dude, Choo would be a dead man in center. A dead man.

  1129. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    IPK and I have the same birthday. I am unfortunately, 4 years older. But I have a soft spot for him just because of that fact

  1130. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    “This guy has an ERA of 15.19. Can we PLEASE get an insurance run or two?”

    That guy was one of the best LH SU man in baseball about 2 yrs. ago.

  1131. Yank1 May 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Rafael Perez is nasty

    Remember when he shut us down in the playoffs?

  1132. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I hope Aceves and Coke’s arms don’t fall off…Especially Aceves they need him since he can fill so many rolls.

  1133. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    How did Rafael Perez fall apart so brutally? He dominated the Yankees the last couple of years whenever they faced him.

  1134. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    “But dude, Choo would be a dead man in center. A dead man.”

    Well duh, I’m talking w/ the offense not the defense :lol:

  1135. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    “i think ace has a bit more velocity on fb…better control off his offspeed pitches..and is fearless, some IPK is definitly not ”

    Nah their fastballs are very similar. Both sit around the low 90′s. Kennedy throws more 2-seamers though

  1136. Mark D May 29th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    C’mon Tex, time for some INSURANCE!!!!!

  1137. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Michael Kay has got to be loaded. Single, no kids, 12 jobs. What a life.

  1138. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    trisha, the crazy thing is, people called a yankee loss after just a half an inning. Some posters on here are out of their minds.

  1139. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    “How did Rafael Perez fall apart so brutally? He dominated the Yankees the last couple of years whenever they faced him.”

    IDK but I’d sure love to acquire him for Veras and find out what’s wrong w/ him.

  1140. Yanks BKN May 29th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Choo, Cabrera, Sizemore, V-Mart due up in the 9th

    MO needs to be careful

  1141. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Aceves sits around 90-91, but with his location & the way he changes speeds, it looks a lot more lethal.

  1142. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the Leno heads up. I don’t typically watch him but do think he is a real gentleman so I do want to watch his last show.

  1143. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    LOL agreed Brandon

  1144. carl May 29th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Man Mo can do whatever he wants.

  1145. Matty May 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Truthfully, if Andy needs to a miss a start, I’d rather plug in Tomko for a couple of starts (he is a veteran, he can stretch himself out) rather than bring Wang back early

  1146. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    The hold is a joke–you can get a hold if you have a 4 run lead, give back 3 of the runs but get 1 out and then get taken out of the game. The hold as a stat has very little value.

  1147. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Christina – new pictures on the blog
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:21 pm
    Michael Kay has got to be loaded. Single, no kids, 12 jobs. What a life.

    **********
    He’s a lot older than me, but I would go out with him just because he has press passes. And he has one of the coolest jobs ever. Is that shallow?

  1148. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I remain puzzled by Leno’s success. He hasn’t been funny in over a decade.

  1149. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    “Aceves sits around 90-91, but with his location & the way he changes speeds, it looks a lot more lethal.”

    usually but gameday had him hitting 92-93 several times today

  1150. Coach6423 May 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Matty May 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Truthfully, if Andy needs to a miss a start, I’d rather plug in Tomko for a couple of starts (he is a veteran, he can stretch himself out) rather than bring Wang back early

    —————————————

    FAIL!!!!

  1151. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    For shame, Yankees, for shame. Should have gotten at least a run there, especially given who was batting.

  1152. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Rivera last pitched Sunday?

  1153. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Brandon, you have such a disdain for Marte, and you are basically acquiring him again only younger and with a now-rockier track record. Plus, Shapiro isn’t giving him to the Yankees for just Veras. Somehow I think that would not work out and there would need to be a prospect or two involved.

  1154. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    “trisha, the crazy thing is, people called a yankee loss after just a half an inning. Some posters on here are out of their minds.”

    patrick, how do you even explain that kind of thinking? I don’t know the last time you were here when the Yankees might have been behind in a game, but a special breed of “fan” circles when that is happening! Absolutely unbelievable.

  1155. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    I remain puzzled by Leno’s success. He hasn’t been funny in over a decade.
    ****
    People who don’t live in NY don’t understand Letterman’s humor

  1156. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    “He’s a lot older than me, but I would go out with him just because he has press passes. And he has one of the coolest jobs ever. Is that shallow?”

    Um, Erica – have you looked at Kay? I love the Yankees and would love to get in to games for free, but a girl has got to have draw the line somewhere. :P

  1157. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I can’t stand these stupid smokers commercials

  1158. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Hopefully Mo get get them in order so Martinez doesn’t have a chance to come up and tie the game. Mo hasn’t pitch in what a week??!! Hopefully the cutter is cutting….

  1159. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    RalphieD (OPPC all day)
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm
    “Aceves sits around 90-91, but with his location & the way he changes speeds, it looks a lot more lethal.”
    usually but gameday had him hitting 92-93 several times today
    ============

    That’s good news. I know they were tweaking him last year to try to give him a bump.

  1160. RC 16 May 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    WDR or Dunn can’t replicate Rafel Perez?

  1161. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    “People who don’t live in NY don’t understand Letterman’s humor”

    It seems that way. I remember when he did the Oscars. I thought he was funny (save for that Oprah/Uma bit). Everyone else thought he was horrible.

  1162. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Gotta go to mo.

  1163. NYY626 May 29th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    let’s go Mo :)

  1164. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Don’t know about WDR, haven’t seen him. Dunn’s slider is nuts and he has mucho velo. I’d love to see him get a look soon.

  1165. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    “He’s a lot older than me, but I would go out with him just because he has press passes. And he has one of the coolest jobs ever. Is that shallow?”

    Um, Erica – have you looked at Kay? I love the Yankees and would love to get in to games for free, but a girl has got to have draw the line somewhere.
    ****
    LOL. I wouldn’t put him in my Top 5, but he’s not exactly repulsive either. I care a lot more about personality than looks. I’ll go for the guy that makes me laugh every time. And bonus points for Yankee fans. I don’t care about religion, but I would need to marry a Yankee fan, otherwise there would be too much arguing over how to raise the children. And my hypothetical kids must be Yankee fans.

  1166. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    How long has it been since Mo pitched?

  1167. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    “People who don’t live in NY don’t understand Letterman’s humor”

    It seems that way. I remember when he did the Oscars. I thought he was funny (save for that Oprah/Uma bit). Everyone else thought he was horrible.

    ***
    To this day my father still breaks out into giggles over that Uma/Oprah bit

  1168. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Here we go…Its funny how they say Mo has to pitch often for arm strength and location but for some reason he hasn’t pitch in 5 days…

  1169. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    86 mph! Gulp.

  1170. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    trisha,

    My only explanation is that they are very immature or Red Sox/Mets trolls. Well I guess that’s redundant…

  1171. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Coach6423 May 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Matty May 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Truthfully, if Andy needs to a miss a start, I’d rather plug in Tomko for a couple of starts (he is a veteran, he can stretch himself out) rather than bring Wang back early
    ———————————————————-

    FAIL!!!!
    *******************

    Good lord you aren’t kidding fail. Yeah flip of the switch and a vet can all of a sudden pitch a game.

  1172. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    SIIIICKK strikeout by mo

    the gun is off by the way, Mo is at 91 on gameday

  1173. NYY626 May 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    nice k!

  1174. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Well, you knew it would come to this. Sizemore and Martinez.

  1175. Harley May 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Mrs. Kekich, I’m late getting back to you. But it’s worth noting that Molina is probably the worst hitter in major league baseball. Or at the least, top/bottom five.

    There is no reason to have him on the roster.

  1176. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Good time to shatter Sizemore’s bat here. All he’s been doing all night is try to pull the ball, I hope Mo just buries cutters even further inside than where Andy could put it against him.

  1177. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    RC 16 don’t talk to me about WDR tonight :evil:

    Dunn was solid, BTW Colin Curtis aka Mr. .414 playoffs had a clutch 2 out bases clearing double tonight for Trenton

  1178. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    “I care a lot more about personality than looks.”

    I tend to as well. That being said, Nick Markakis could be the most boring guy on the planet and I’d still marry him in a second. :)

  1179. carl May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Velocity is on the rise.

  1180. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I can’t stand these stupid smokers commercials

    ***************

    That is better than the guy cleaning is blow hole. Or the one that if he swims he’d drown.

  1181. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Come on Mo!!!!

  1182. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    trisha – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    “trisha, the crazy thing is, people called a yankee loss after just a half an inning. Some posters on here are out of their minds.”

    patrick, how do you even explain that kind of thinking? I don’t know the last time you were here when the Yankees might have been behind in a game, but a special breed of “fan” circles when that is happening! Absolutely unbelievable.
    ==========

    If you go into the Red Sox forum, you’ll not believe the negativity there. That IGT tonight lasted 1 page and they all bolted.

  1183. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “People who don’t live in NY don’t understand Letterman’s humor”

    Not necessarily true! I love Letterman and I’m not in NY. In fact I was at one of Letterman’s first shows when he switched over to CBS and he had a segment where he supposedly went out of Yankee Stadium. He went out the side door with a gym bag and when he came back in he threw it to me! I still have it. Truth as we speak!!!!

  1184. DRC May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    What’s with the speed on Mo’s pitches? Is YES accurate?

  1185. Coach6423 May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Please ignore the yes gun…Mo is at 91 and 92…not 86

  1186. DRC May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    83?

  1187. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    God layoff didn’t hurt Mo’s perfect location vs. lefties :D

  1188. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    currently listening to enter sandman .. lets go mo!

  1189. DRC May 29th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Is it the YES gun?

  1190. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    “I care a lot more about personality than looks.”

    I tend to as well. That being said, Nick Markakis could be the most boring guy on the planet and I’d still marry him in a second.
    ***
    Haha, I developed a massive crush on Johnny Damon way back in 2003 that actually was ruining my life. I predicted back then he would be a Yankee one day and everyone said i was crazy. The Yanks signed him the day after my 25th birthday and I always say that was the Steinbrenner birthday present to me.

  1191. NYY626 May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    THATS 2 BABY!

  1192. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    87 mph but that was filthy movement.

  1193. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Mo threw all 91 and 92 that at-bat. YES is way off

  1194. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Sit down, Grady. Mama mia.

  1195. Donnie May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Pitch sequence that AB:

    Cutter.
    Cutter.
    Cutter.
    Cutter.
    Cutter.

    Mo is amazing.

  1196. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Great pitching there to Sizemore. He is pulling everything maybe because of his elbow. 1 more out!!! Mo be careful to Martinez….

  1197. Andrew May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Grady’s Ladies must be looking for a new man this year.

  1198. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    “Please ignore the yes gun…Mo is at 91 and 92…not 86″

    Explain to me how they could spend 1.5Bil on a new stadium, but can’t find a couple of grand to get an accurate radar gun!

  1199. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Seems like Mo’s cutters have a lot more sink on them lately

  1200. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Johnny Damon looks like Mickey Dolenz.

  1201. Pat M May 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Martinez is standing far off the plate…Back door him

  1202. Coach6423 May 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Mariano’s slowest pitch, which he has thrown only 1 of, was 90mph…the rest have all been 91-92.

  1203. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    bodhisattva – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    Johnny Damon looks like Mickey Dolenz
    *****
    Mickey Dolenz was one of the cuter Monkees. But I am not seeing the resemblence

  1204. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    bodhisattva – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    Johnny Damon looks like Mickey Dolenz
    *****
    Mickey Dolenz was one of the cuter Monkees. But I am not seeing the resemblence

  1205. WTL May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Is it me, or is Mo’s cutter moving more than I’ve ever seen it?? That inside location is devastating.

  1206. carl May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    First place is ours all by ourselves!

  1207. DRC May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    1St place!

  1208. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    good job!

  1209. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Woohooo..Great job by Mo….

  1210. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    “Haha, I developed a massive crush on Johnny Damon way back in 2003 that actually was ruining my life.”

    Johnny’s cute in his own way, but he doesn’t really get my motor running.

    And the Yankees win!!!!!

  1211. jennifer May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Yankees are in sole possession of first place.

  1212. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!

  1213. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    *MAY I PRESENT TO YOU YOUR FIRST PLACE NEW YORK YANKEES!!!!!*

  1214. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    *MAY I PRESENT TO YOU YOUR FIRST PLACE NEW YORK YANKEES!!!!!*

  1215. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 29th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    We own 1st place!!!!!!!!

  1216. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Posada called a great game.

  1217. rconn23 May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Mo, as always, is good:)

  1218. DRC May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Time for YES to get a new gun!

  1219. Patrick May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    sole possession of first place for the first time since 2006

    errorless streak extended to 15 games

    tex and jeter hit-streaks extended

    good game!

  1220. Mark-Cant Touch This (Milk man Rules) May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    First Place New York Yankees :)

  1221. j russell May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    first place

  1222. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Yankeeeees win

  1223. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    First Place!!! Feels good.

  1224. Dutch Hugo May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Good call, bodhisattva!

  1225. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Great game.

  1226. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Guess one man’s hunk is another’s mickey.

  1227. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Jorge called a great game! That’s the truth.

  1228. Mark D May 29th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!

  1229. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Great win 1st place, Lakers win good night

  1230. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Ahem!!!

  1231. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    “My thoughts as well. There is no way this pen is going to protect a 2 run lead with 3 innings to go”

    And the winner for Post of the Day!!!

  1232. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    It’s funny when it is a tense moment..like the 9th inning, Kay seems to get more annoying. I am like Kay shut up lol

  1233. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Yankees in 1st …OH that feels good.

  1234. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 29th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    “He’s a lot older than me, but I would go out with him just because he has press passes. And he has one of the coolest jobs ever. Is that shallow?”

    Um, Erica – have you looked at Kay? I love the Yankees and would love to get in to games for free, but a girl has got to have draw the line somewhere.

    ****
    LOL. I wouldn’t put him in my Top 5, but he’s not exactly repulsive either. I care a lot more about personality than looks. I’ll go for the guy that makes me laugh every time. And bonus points for Yankee fans. I don’t care about religion, but I would need to marry a Yankee fan, otherwise there would be too much arguing over how to raise the children. And my hypothetical kids must be Yankee fans.

    —————

    Looks aren’t everything to me. I do know that a prerequisite for me is a guy that can tolerate my love of baseball. you dont like baseball = no luck. Noone in their right mind can understand it unless they are part of it.

    As it is people think I am crazy for all the traveling I do to see baseball games. I can’t imagine them being able to tolerte it all if they don’t at least follow the game somewhat.

  1235. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 29th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Goodnight to the fans of the 1st Place New York Yankees!!!

    Here’s hoping we are there to stay.

  1236. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Was just going to say – the Jorge begrudgers have their work cut out for them tonight.

  1237. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks for keeping me entertained tonight folks. Have a great night!

  1238. Todd May 29th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    CC tomorrow, hope he continues pitching well & keeps the relievers in the pen!!

  1239. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Everyone complaining about Pettitte and here he is, 5-1.

  1240. Betsy May 29th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    First place all by our lonesome, baby!!! Great win ……the errorless streak continues (I’m very proud of that) and excellent pitching, with just enough hitting. The really good Yankee teams could always win on the road – they were never intimidated by it. I love that this team is continuing in that tradition. I love, with the night game tomorrow, having an entire day to enjoy this!

  1241. Uncle Ellsworth May 29th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    The league is on notice: The Yanks are BACK!

  1242. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    bod, fact is fact. Jorge was great out there and I was grateful for his experience especially when things got tight later in the game.

  1243. AD May 29th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Something to make this night even sweeter? CC on the mound tomorrow. Hell yeah.

  1244. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    “ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!”
    =====

    Lol. When he’s right, he’s right.

  1245. YankeeRay May 29th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Great line by Leno in his monologue
    “a lot has changed in 17 years since we started. When I started my hair was black and the president was white”

  1246. Mark D May 29th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    This stat: First time in first place since 2006

    What happened to 2007?

  1247. 86w183 May 29th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I’d like to see them get rid of the gun. It makes velocity disproportionately important to many fans and media types. sometimes it’s relevant, but not all that often.

    Mariano has NEVER thrown harder than all the other closers. Andy Pettite has had a superb career while guys who throw much harder have washed out. Just get rid of the damn thing and focus on what matters… location, movement and change of speed are all more important.

  1248. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Christina – new pictures on the blog
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Looks aren’t everything to me. I do know that a prerequisite for me is a guy that can tolerate my love of baseball. you dont like baseball = no luck. Noone in their right mind can understand it unless they are part of it.

    ***
    I would rather date a non-baseball fan than a Mets fan. You can always pursue different interests. But when a person pledges their loyalty to a different team its too much trouble. And I wouldn’t want the type of person who would flip flop on their team.

    Last summer I dated a Mets fan who wanted said he wanted to buy me a Mets jersey. I asked him, “why, so I could clean with it?”. And would he really want someone that would just abandon their loyaties like that? Needless to say, the relationship did not last long.

  1249. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Melancon 2 shut out IP tonight… ERA at 1.93

    last 13 IP

    13 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 12 K’s

  1250. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Dutch Hugo
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm
    Good call, bodhisattva!
    =====

    I thought love was only true in faair-ry tales…

  1251. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Not everyone, bodhi. Not everyone.

  1252. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Pettitte had nothing and kept them off of the board through 5 innings, and the last 2 innings with an injury of some sort. Give both Pettitte and Posada credit for that. Two saves for the game….Aceves and Rivera. Jeter had a big hit after Swisher and the guy that people love to bury (since the 2nd week of the season). Posada’s bat. Swisher’s big sac fly. All in all, a great team win.

  1253. Avi May 29th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    FIRST PLACE BABY!!!

  1254. CB May 29th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    This is the way the season was supposed to go.

    Once again another quality pitching performance.

    Last time through the rotation look at how many good starts they got.

    CC, Hughes, AJ, and Pettite. The only hiccup was Joba and even that game he kept them in it enough to win the game.

    Andy was terrific tonight. Thank goodness they brought him back.

    And what can you say about Aceves. He just flat out knows how to pitch. There’s no reason why he couldn’t be a successful 4th starter on many, many teams across baseball. What an addition. And to think they found him in the Mexican league and picked him up for absolutely nothing. Any team could have signed him. But only the yankees made the move. Hopefully they’ve picked up another valuable piece from the mexican league in jorge vazquez down in AA.

    Very nice win. It’s so easy to take Posada for granted. But the difference between having him in the game and not is so enormous. What a talent at the catcher position.

    If Posada stays healthy and Tex stays this hot this offense becomes very, very dangerous.

  1255. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Nick in SF
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:44 pm
    Not everyone, bodhi. Not everyone.
    =====

    Not everyone…..? ….Thinks Damon looks like Mickey Dolenz?

  1256. Nix May 29th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    I wish tomorrow was a day game… Thunderstorms scheduled from 4 PM through the night in Cleveland.

  1257. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    It’s nice to have people healthy …. gonna keep winning here!! Lets roll off another 9 game streak!!

  1258. Jam Rock May 29th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Dunn’s slider as good as Joba’s?

  1259. All-Star May 29th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Hope CC doesn’t get too nervous and emotional tomorrow being back in Cleveland. Hope his return to his old team is better than Burnett’s was.

  1260. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Uncle, you know you can count on me now, correct?

    I will never lead you astray.

    :)

  1261. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    If your Philly trade for Lee now.

  1262. trisha - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Flash looks like a vulcan.

  1263. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if CC is a little shaky tomorrow with his command pitching there for the 1st time. The good thing is lefties hit .308 against Carmona. Also almost everyone in the lineup have really good numbers against him.

  1264. Kevlar May 29th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Bring up Melancon, get rid of Veras

  1265. Erica May 29th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Just wondering- does anyone have any idea why they are playing at 12:40 Sunday?

  1266. Nick in SF May 29th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I always thought Damon looked like Injun Joe from Tom Sawyer fame.

  1267. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    “Dunn’s slider as good as Joba’s?”

    No way, it’s nasty but not like that. I’d compare it a bit to Veras.

  1268. Francis May 29th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    I hope Philly acquires Peavy, Bedard, Lee or some big pitcher… just to listen to the Mets fans cry on WFAN

  1269. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    “wouldn’t be surprised if CC is a little shaky tomorrow with his command pitching there for the 1st time.”

    Cisco better be catching tomorrow.

  1270. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 29th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Very nice win. It’s so easy to take Posada for granted. But the difference between having him in the game and not is so enormous. What a talent at the catcher position.
    If Posada stays healthy and Tex stays this hot this offense becomes very, very dangerous.
    ======

    Posada produces something like lethargic gratitude in Yankee fans and I don’t understand it. The OPS factor w/him is enormous.

    We stay healthy, I see the Yankees as a run away division winner.

  1271. Betsy May 29th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    There were people in here before saying the Yankees had no shot at winning the game – I think they forgot to tell the Yankees that. We’re not going to win every game or even close, but this team is very good and they are playing with a boatload of confidence. I love the fact that they can win tight games like this………….I just hope Andy is ok

  1272. Uncle Ellsworth May 29th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    trisha – OPPC member
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:48 pm
    Uncle, you know you can count on me now, correct?

    I will never lead you astray.

    correct and Flash is a vulcan Kay is a Hut (as in Jabba)

  1273. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Tough decision coming up on Wedneday. Pettitte’s next start is scheduled for then. Do they give Pettitte a turn through the rotation off and let Wang take a shot at the Texas lineup in YS? If he does well, fans will be ok….The first early hit or run, they’ll become jerks again.

  1274. carl May 29th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    CC complete game shutout.

  1275. T-Rex May 29th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Let Wang start against Texas

  1276. Rachel May 29th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    “Cisco better be catching tomorrow.”

    I agree. lol I am pretty sure he will since he has caught him recently and they can give Posada a rest since he just came back.

  1277. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Erica
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    Just wondering- does anyone have any idea why they are playing at 12:40 Sunday?

    ————————————————————

    That’s the normal start for Cleveland home games.

  1278. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 29th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I guess the guys didn’t party too hard last night after the Cavs/Magic game

  1279. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Brett Marshall for Charleston had a flatout nasty line tonight and Brayboy was in mid 90′s relieving him. GB Melky Mesa ? is he finally turning the bat around ?

  1280. Walter May 29th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Yeah, when CC is pitching in a big game, he tends to walk a lot of guys

    All of his playoff games, he has had high walk totals
    Opening day in Baltimore he had 6 walks
    Opening day at the stadium he had 5 walks in 5 innings

    If he doesn’t have his command early, then you know he is nervous and it isin’t a typical CC out there.

  1281. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    That’s the normal start for Cleveland home games ***on Sunday afternoon starts*** .

  1282. Benny Blanco May 29th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Andy Pettite is 5-1.

  1283. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 29th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    “Let Wang start against Texas”

    That’s not a team you’d want him to make his first return start against. Although Pettitte back stiffness might force that decision.

  1284. Hole in one May 29th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Yeah, there is no way Jorge should catch tomorrow. CC might be kind of emotional being back in Cleveland and might be all over the place early, so you need Cisco there to help him out.

    Though Joba pitching to Jorge isin’t ideal either but its workable. But Burnett is probably the worst pairing with Jorge.

  1285. Betsy May 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love Posada – he’s not my favorite dynasty player (Mo is), but what he gives us at catcher is just extraordinary. He’s flawed……like every single player in the game. So what? I missed him.

    I didn’t think the offense would be this good – they still sometimes bollux things up with RISP, but not nearly as much as they did earlier. They are just doing all of the little things needed to win games – again, the errorless streak is very impressive. When is the last time the Yankees had a good defensive team?

    All I want is for good health – I hope Andy is going to be ok and that Melky will be ok once he returns. I for one am looking forward to Marte’s return, whenever that is. He’s not great, but he’s much better than he’s shown and now he will be healthy. Give Bruney as much time as he needs plus extra – we have to be careful with him.

    CC is probably going to be extra pumped tomorrow night – gotta watch out for the early innings…….How nice is it, though, to be able to come back after a win like this with a stud like CC?

  1286. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Brandon.. “ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!”
    May 29th, 2009 at 11:55 pm
    Brett Marshall for Charleston had a flatout nasty line tonight and Brayboy was in mid 90’s relieving him. GB Melky Mesa ? is he finally turning the bat around ?

    ————————————————————

    Not really. Mesa has Alfonso Soriano Disease. He chases anything low and off the plate outside. He’s getting hits, but, strikes out a third of his at bats. Big time power and good speed, good glove and arm.

  1287. !!! May 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    CC is emotional???

    Grow up!!

  1288. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Mets playing the Marlins w/ no Hanley, is it really the Marlins come on … and Omir Santos is pissing me off :lol:

  1289. Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Leaving for my road trip to Cleveland soon!

    Gonna watch CC dominate.

  1290. vin May 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    “Posada produces something like lethargic gratitude in Yankee fans and I don’t understand it. The OPS factor w/him is enormous.

    We stay healthy, I see the Yankees as a run away division winner.”

    AMEN to everything you said here.

  1291. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Girardi’s YES post-game reaction audio:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/60701323621f69dd/

  1292. Simms May 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    We left 10 on base tonight

    We did nothing after the 3rd inning

  1293. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    GB tell me about Marshall how has he been I’m hearing he’s touching high 90′s in his starts.

  1294. Clark May 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Mets traded Ramon Castro to the White Sox for Lance Broadway, FYI.

  1295. vin May 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    “Leaving for my road trip to Cleveland soon!

    Gonna watch CC dominate.”

    Is the LOHUD shoutout sign packed?

  1296. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) May 30th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    “trisha, the crazy thing is, people called a yankee loss after just a half an inning. Some posters on here are out of their minds.”

    you could sub the word meds for minds there too…

  1297. 7*7 May 30th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    DJ Mitchell is very intriguing.

    Him and Marshall were great finds in the draft

  1298. 86w183 May 30th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Yanks and Girardi have weathered the early season storm and are looking like a playoff team. Tremendous performance from Aceves tonight. Hopefully Andy is okay, he really walked the tightrope in this one.

  1299. Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    “Is the LOHUD shoutout sign packed?”

    Im going to make it when I get there.

    Im currently taking suggestions on what the shout out should say….

  1300. LA Dave May 30th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Carmona can be very tough. Has that hard nasty sinker, doesn’t give up many HRs.

    Walks the ballpark though. Be patient against him and you must capitalize on RISP.

    I don’t worry about CC. Give him some run support though.

  1301. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    7*7 especially Marshall, I still remember that story of him being so not like Cole, and very happy the day he signed on the dotted line, it was on YT.

  1302. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 30th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Have fun Dr. Cox and drive safely!!

    I better see that sign!!!!

  1303. West side May 30th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    LOL Swisher just turned down the music when the Pettitte interview started.

  1304. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 30th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Hey actually find Pete tomorrow and take a picture with him and the sign, it can be his new picture for the blog!!

  1305. Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I got it. How about:

    MEET ME UNDER THE O’NEAL BANNER!!

  1306. Betsy May 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I would skip Andy’s turn and pitch Wang. I’m still not confident in Wang yet, but we’ve got to be careful…..Give Andy the extra time even if it’s not serious and we’ll end up preventing something more serious.

  1307. Betsy May 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I would skip Andy’s turn and pitch Wang. I’m still not confident in Wang yet, but we’ve got to be careful…..Give Andy the extra time even if it’s not serious and we’ll end up preventing something more serious.

  1308. 7*7 May 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Brandon,

    Yeah. I remember there was a video from the local Fox affiliate in Houston… they had a camera there when he signed his contract and he had his Yankees hat on and they showed his room which was filled with Yankee gear and pics of him when he was younger in a Yankee hat.

    He was thrilled to be signed. A real Yankee fan unlike that fraud Cole.

  1309. Nick in SF May 30th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Dr Cox:

    “CC IS A STARTING PITCHER!!!”

    It will be so escoteric, they’ll have to show it.

  1310. OCL May 30th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    It’s a long season but I like the way they are playing, the offense is solid, it’s a tough lineup, Tex has added alot to the offense and defence, starting picthing is starting to take shape, the bullpen needs a little more confidence & Mo is Mo. The AL East won’t be easy to win, but if they stay healthy, it’s theirs.

  1311. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Tonight’s win music, courtesy of DJ Swish :lol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7VLvjkyQ30

  1312. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 30th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    “Is the LOHUD shoutout sign packed?”

    Im going to make it when I get there.

    Im currently taking suggestions on what the shout out should say….

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

    “When I get back to the bronx, meet me under the O’Neil banner!!!”

  1313. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 30th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I think it should say

    “JoeT’s the man!!”

  1314. Dan May 30th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Wait… how does winning a close game against a bad team show that we have “character”?

    These are the Indians, not the Red Sox. Nice win, but let’s not make it out to be more than it is. As Teixeria says… as soon as the game ends, his mindset is already to the next game. Have to keep the eye on the prize.

  1315. carl May 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Pel I love you!

  1316. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    “Brandon,

    Yeah. I remember there was a video from the local Fox affiliate in Houston… they had a camera there when he signed his contract and he had his Yankees hat on and they showed his room which was filled with Yankee gear and pics of him when he was younger in a Yankee hat.

    He was thrilled to be signed. A real Yankee fan unlike that fraud Cole.”

    Yeh I know. And unlike Cole he could recall more than the 2001 Yankees.

  1317. pat May 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    “MEET ME UNDER THE O’NEAL BANNER!!”

    :smile: Ryan or Tatum?

  1318. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 30th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I got it. How about:

    MEET ME UNDER THE O’NEIL BANNER!!

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

    Perfect

  1319. Dazz May 30th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Speaking of the Sox, unless there are rainouts, we have CC-Hughes-Joba tentatively scheduled to go in Fenway.

  1320. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Brandon.. “ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!”
    May 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am
    GB tell me about Marshall how has he been I’m hearing he’s touching high 90’s in his starts.

    ————————————————————

    I’ve only seen 96 MPH a couple of times, but, he’s got all of the pitches. Nice changeup, great curve and cutter/slider. Control is an issue at times, but, he’s only 19. The kid has the guts of a burgler to go with the talent. It’ll be nice to see him grow.

    They have Mitchell at Tampa, but, Noesi has real possibilities. Brackman is really coming around with his control. He could be a little home run prone, though. Hasn’t given up many, but, some long fly balls.

  1321. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 30th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Sign Design (so far):

    Shout out to LoHud
    Joba is a starter
    JoeT is the man!!
    Francesa to the pen

  1322. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    “MEET ME UNDER THE O’NEAL BANNER!!”

    I co-sign that.

  1323. Nick in SF May 30th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    p.s. I want Matsui and Jorge in the lineup tomorrow night. :)

  1324. Tank May 30th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    LOL That Gerrit Cole interview was hilarious

    Someone asked him who his Yankee idols were or something and he said:

    “Umm… Jeter, O’Neil, Brosius, Tino”

    LOL

  1325. Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    “These are the Indians, not the Red Sox. Nice win, but let’s not make it out to be more than it is”

    Oh, shut up. Im sick of this mentality, You are just like the tools who called the 9-game winning streak a sham because it wasn’t done again the Sox, Dodgers and 1927 Yankee line up.

    In this sport- anyone can beat anyone on any given day.

    A win is a win is a win. Take that crap else where.

    You fans who ONLY feel validated if the win is against the Sox makes me sick. We took 2/3 from the Jays when they were still Dealing and 2/3 from the Rangers. Just shut up.

  1326. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 30th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Pettitte’s YES post-game reaction audio:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/6070159961033c1d/

  1327. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Yeh tell me more about Noesi.

  1328. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 30th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Mo’s YES post-game reaction audio:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/607017493b14cd06/

  1329. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 30th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Dr. Cox, throw something in about YES if you wanna get on tv.

  1330. Matty May 30th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Jays were always pretenders. Rangers will slide back once LA gets themselves together.

    Sox and maybe the Tigers are the only legit teams in the AL next to us.

  1331. Uncle Ellsworth May 30th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    GB7 can you tell thes people the proper way to spell O’Neill

  1332. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 30th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    The Red Sox paranoia is tedious.

  1333. Homer May 30th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Brad Penny for McDonalds would be a good trade for BOS. Philly needs someone better than Penny though

  1334. Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    “Dr. Cox, throw something in about YES if you wanna get on tv.”

    Don’t worry I have a great Idea of what Im going to do.

  1335. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 30th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Pel,

    Keep them coming. I have no sound, for some reason.

    Thanks

  1336. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    “Brad Penny for McDonalds would be a good trade for BOS. Philly needs someone better than Penny though”

    Philly would never make that trade.

  1337. Yanks 97 May 30th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    This is not a “statement” series.

    You have to wait until we go to Boston in a couple weeks for that.

  1338. Betsy May 30th, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Yanks are 14-11 on the road, the best record in the AL – that’s saying something. I love their ability to win both on the road and at home – not a fan of teams that have huge road/home splits

  1339. Uncle Ellsworth May 30th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    JT singin my song on Leno wooo

  1340. Mike from LI May 30th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Dazz,

    Don’t love Joba or Hughes in Fenway at all. Lots of pressure in CC to get that 1st game.

  1341. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 30th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Someone make sure to get a screen shot of Dr. Cox tomorrow.

    I won’t be home for the game in all probability

  1342. Christina - Pictures from the Scranton WB Game- Melancon and Shelley! May 30th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    “Dr. Cox, throw something in about YES if you wanna get on tv.”

    Don’t worry I have a great Idea of what Im going to do.

    —————

    Have a safe trip and enjoy the games. How many are you going to?

  1343. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Brandon.. “ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!”
    May 30th, 2009 at 12:18 am
    Yeh tell me more about Noesi.

    ————————————————————

    I’ve only seen one game of his, so, it’s difficult to say. Good fastball, sharp curve and slider, working on a changeup. It’s his control and slider that gets the strikeouts. Hardly walks anybody. Doesn’t allow many hits, so he has a lot of easy innings. Also, only 22 years old. More strikeouts than innings and a WHIP under 1 is always good for a starter. His record should be 5-9, but the defense kills him.

  1344. Betsy May 30th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Forget statement series. Baseball is a long season – any time you win a series, it’s a good thing – and it rewards the grinders.

  1345. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Correction: His record should be ***5-0*** , but the defense kills him.

  1346. Eastport May 30th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Lakers in the finals… Stern can breath easy. He gets a big rating no matter what now, even if Orlando makes it.

  1347. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 30th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Dr. Cox’s plan to get on TV tomorrow:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RptmUo2L1I0

  1348. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 30th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    >Keep them coming. I have no sound, for some reason.

    YES only aired Girardi, Andy, Mo, and Posada.

    Posada’s reaction was just a replay of his on-field post-game interview with Kim Jones, so I didn’t bother to capture it. Sorry. :(

  1349. F7 TD May 30th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    The Mutts took 2\3 in Fenway, why can’t we?

    Can’t wait for that series

  1350. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Uncle Ellsworth
    May 30th, 2009 at 12:21 am
    GB7 can you tell ***thes*** people the proper way to spell O’Neill

    ————————————————————

    You did well with O’Neill.

    You could use a little work on ***these*** , though.

  1351. Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    “Have a safe trip and enjoy the games. How many are you going to?”

    I went to college in Ohio so a lot of my best friend are from Cleveland. My best friend has season ticks to every Cleveland team, and because the Cavaliers won game 5 he says he HAS to stay home and watch game 7. I dont blame him.

    But that left his seats, which are directly to the right 2nd row of home plate, wide open.

    So I am leaving here at 3am staying for the 7pm game, and then driving back to the city literally right after. Should be back in Manhattan by 7-8am.

    A good ol’ fashioned road trip. Just like we did back in college.

    I’ll be sitting with an short, beautiful Indian girl so if you see her in her Cano T-shirt, youll most likely see me.

  1352. Brandon.. "ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARRRRTIN PITCHAAA !!!" May 30th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    “The Mutts took 2\3 in Fenway, why can’t we?”

    Boston was dazed that week. I doubt they even cared.

    P.S. who the heck are these Jon & Kate I keep hearing about ?

  1353. Uncle Ellsworth May 30th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    I sure could GB

  1354. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 30th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Sitting next to a beautiful girl is a much better way to get on tv then the link I posted lol

  1355. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Uncle Ellsworth
    May 30th, 2009 at 12:34 am
    I sure could GB

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. Just too easy to pass up.

  1356. Mike May 30th, 2009 at 12:37 am

    “Boston was dazed that week. I doubt they even cared. ”

    Agree. Mets just caught them sleeping. Sox will be ready to play us. They know they are 5-0 against us. Time for us to reverse that trend.

  1357. pat May 30th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Are people really looking ahead to the Boston series already?

    Winning a few series between now and then would be more productive than thinking about the Sox.

  1358. DC 212 May 30th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Penny has an ERA of almost, despite his 5-1 record

    How would he help Philly?

  1359. Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    “P.S. who the heck are these Jon & Kate I keep hearing about ?”

    reality show parents who have 8 kids and they cheat on each other all the time.

    I asked my ex-gf the exact same question tonight. She is obsessed with celeb stuff.

  1360. Drain003 May 30th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Before we play Boston, we play 4 vs. Tampa

    Let’s send them home for the winter

  1361. pat May 30th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Mets trade C Ramon Castro + cash to Chicago for Lance Broadway.

    The NY papers headlines are limitless with the last name Broadway.

  1362. Uncle Ellsworth May 30th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Mike
    May 30th, 2009 at 12:37 am
    “Boston was dazed that week. I doubt they even cared. ”

    Agree. Mets just caught them sleeping. Sox will be ready to play us. They know they are 5-0 against us. Time for us to reverse that trend.

    huh did Papelbon not care?
    what are you saying?

  1363. Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    PETE ABE:

    ANY CHANCE OF A PRESS BOX TOUR???

    ay, AYYY?

  1364. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 30th, 2009 at 12:52 am

    >The NY papers headlines are limitless with the last name Broadway.

    If he throws like a *broad* they’ll call him Lance Bassway.

  1365. Nick in SF May 30th, 2009 at 12:55 am

    How about Brad Penny for a McDonalds Happy Meal?

  1366. Christina - Pictures from the Scranton WB Game- Melancon and Shelley! May 30th, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Dr. Cox May 30th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    “P.S. who the heck are these Jon & Kate I keep hearing about ?”

    reality show parents who have 8 kids and they cheat on each other all the time.

    I asked my ex-gf the exact same question tonight. She is obsessed with celeb stuff.

    ———-

    I used to love that show. Now it is juge a shame to see how much they are exploiting their children. I feel for the kids.

  1367. BX 44 May 30th, 2009 at 12:57 am

    “huh did Papelbon not care?”

    Judging by his reaction, I think he cared a little too much LOL

  1368. BJK May 30th, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Dr. Cox
    May 30th, 2009 at 12:16 am
    “These are the Indians, not the Red Sox. Nice win, but let’s not make it out to be more than it is”

    Oh, shut up. Im sick of this mentality, You are just like the tools who called the 9-game winning streak a sham because it wasn’t done again the Sox, Dodgers and 1927 Yankee line up.

    In this sport- anyone can beat anyone on any given day.

    A win is a win is a win. Take that crap else where.

    You fans who ONLY feel validated if the win is against the Sox makes me sick. We took 2/3 from the Jays when they were still Dealing and 2/3 from the Rangers. Just shut up.

    ——————————————————–

    I love this post.

  1369. JoeT 28 in 10!! Shelly Duncan for Angel Berroa movement!! May 30th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    BJK – the GREAT post of yours yesterday, do you remember which thread it was in?? I wanted to show my dad lol

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