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Wang likely to start Tuesday in Atlanta

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 17, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi said he wanted to watch the tape first before taking any decisions. But he also said that it’s “safe to say” Chien-Ming Wang will stay in the rotation.

The Nationals got five outs in the fifth inning thanks to the blown call at first base and the dropped throw by Ramiro Pena.

“That was the old Wang,” Jorge Posada said. “Everything I saw was positive. He gave us a chance to win that game.”

Wang reported that his wife and newborn son are doing well. “The baby is cute,” Wang said. “He looks like me.” CMW was in the delivery room for the birth and cut the cord.

It’s a hideous loss for the Yankees against the worst team in baseball. But if it helps lead to Wang returning to form, the night won’t be a total loss.

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522 Responses to “Wang likely to start Tuesday in Atlanta”

  1. Wait till they come to OUR house June 17th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Robbie Cano should be benched for not hustling.

  2. Storm June 17th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Agree Pete, hideous loss.

    Tampa swept them, you know Boston will murder them.

  3. Betsy June 17th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    LOL Joe…….and you took out Phil because? Let me guess, not one writer asked him that……and if they did, he’ll give his standard answer “that’s Cokey’s job to get the lefty out”. The man has zero vision.

  4. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    here we go :roll:

  5. Al June 17th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    No… the team should be benched for needing the bottom of the 9th to beat the lowly Nats.

    You put yourself in that situation enough times, you are going to lose more often than not. We’re not going to register 60 come from behind wins this year. These things always even out.

  6. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 17th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    re post: I know some of you are thick headed

    the *DODGERS* the absolute *BEST* team in baseball record wise, lost to the nats

    It happens. are you going to cry about it and declare your season over? No. Win tomorrow and you win the series and if you do that for the rest of the year then you will be in good shape.

  7. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Just hideous? Perhaps Koufax and Drysdale should have cut their throats for losing to the ’65 and’66 Mets.

  8. Walter June 17th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Betsy,

    Nobody asked him that because it is not a big deal. For some reason, you are intent on making it one. Even last time in Boston… the rest of the board was focused on the game and you were upset for some reason that Hughes was taken out after 4 innings.

  9. Seaside June 17th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Yeah, why should Girardi take out Hughes after 2 brilliant innings with the opportunity to use him in a close game again as early as Friday?

    He should instead be used as Wang’s caddy exclusively and pitch only in games that we are trailing.

    That’s the key to success.

  10. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Betsy
    June 17th, 2009 at 10:48 pm
    LOL Joe…….and you took out Phil because? Let me guess, not one writer asked him that……and if they did, he’ll give his standard answer “that’s Cokey’s job to get the lefty out”. The man has zero vision.

    ————————————————————

    Why burn Hughes for three innings and then lose him for 3 or 4 days?

  11. phrase - IGNORE THE RED SOX TROLL NAMED FLATCUTTER June 17th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    “But he also said that it’s “safe to say” Chien-Ming Wang will stay in the rotation.”

    I was going to be surprised if he didn’t say that. Wang did well all things considered.

    The most terrible team in the world can have a fine pitcher. They just drafted the best pitcher around so it will happen again when he’s brought up. Jeter always says you don’t win games without pitching. This is a real KISS situation.

    Pete Abe any way you can ban the idiot who has been playing troll. Look back and you’ll see he said he was a Yankee fan who was disappointed in the Yankees. Tonight he admitted he was a Red Sox fan. His post are totally meant to annoy. He is really disruptive. Thanks. Mo’sflatcutter is his screen name.

  12. YankeeJosh June 17th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    It’s baseball. Eben historically bad teams lose games. Expecting a sweep in any series is too much. I certainly was hoping for one, and tonight’s loss hurts, but if they win tomorrow and get 2 of 3, it’s perfectly acceptable.

  13. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    GB7.

    I lost out on my first 3 prom asks…I guess I should be DFA’d based on a small segment of results.

    -dennis

  14. Rachel June 17th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Carl Pavano has been pushed back a few days due to right shoulder soreness.

    Aw, poor baby. I guess it is about that time for him to go on one of his vacations.

  15. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    “brandon we just got rid of veras…mcdougal is a walk per inning guy this year..”

    I think those stats are a bit over the top, they have him pitching the 8th and 9th, he can’t do it, I meant him as an under belly option wouldn’t be bad IMO. Not for high leverage.

  16. Bob(the original) June 17th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Hideous? Really? Aren’t we going a little overboard here?

    Sure it was disappointing, but at the end of the day even the worst teams win games from time to time.

    Try to take the series like you do with every team and move on.

  17. Doreen - Been to the New Stadium June 17th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    It wasn’t pretty, but it wasn’t hideous, either, Pete. Seriously, did you have this game pencilled in for a win? Between their starter being a pretty darn good pitcher and not knowing going in how Wang would do, you had to figure that out of the 3 games this was the most “iffy.”

    It seems like Hughes is relishing his role in the bullpen. He’s showing a very aggressive side of himself that I think he will be able to take into a starting role when the time finally comes.

    It’s a team. And sometimes decisions and moves have to be made thinking more of the team than of one particular player. By limiting his work tonight, Hughes becomes available sooner than he would have been had he pitched more. And you know either Pettitte or Joba are candidates for short games.

  18. Steve B June 17th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    “LOL Joe…….and you took out Phil because?”

    4 scoreless innings and he needs to explain his bullpen management?

  19. YankOzFan June 17th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Painful to see over here in Australia. ARod should get a week off. Looking for a walk at every RISP situation is not money well spent. Blowout tomorrow, if Jeter returns. Pretty pathetic looking lineup today with Pena an automatic out.

  20. Clint June 17th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Hughes is not a mop up reliever, Betsy.

    No reason to leave him in there 3-4 innings just to pitch in Wang’s games. He is too good for that.

  21. mat Guido June 17th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    why does Girardi not send Arod in the 9th? why? can some1 please give me one good reason for not sending Arod?

  22. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    “4 scoreless innings and he needs to explain his bullpen management?”

    They wanted him to keep abusing Cokey :lol:

  23. Betsy June 17th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Walter, we’ve been through this – Phil needs innings. Let’s put that aside, however – he hardly pitches. GB, the next time Phil pitches will be maybe an inning when Andy pitches…..then he won’t pitch until Wang throws. IMO, it’s a waste. Oh well – I’m tired of dwelling on the negative. Wang was better tonight and Phil continues to look very good – what a curve he K’d Zimmerman on. Even if his velocity drops when returned to the rotation, he’s still got nasty stuff.

  24. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “It seems like Hughes is relishing his role in the bullpen. He’s showing a very aggressive side of himself that I think he will be able to take into a starting role when the time finally comes.”

    He looks like Papelbon only w/o the JO reactions.

  25. Dale in PA June 17th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Betsy aren’t you the same one who said CC pitched terribly yesterday and wondered why nobody was criticizing him?

    Now tonight, you want Hughes to be burned in a game in which we are trailing and are upset Joe didn’t use his best reliever to mop up?

    Are you ever happy with anything?

  26. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 17th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    It’s a hideous loss for the Yankees against the worst team in baseball. But if it helps lead to Wang returning to form, the night won’t be a total loss.

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

    Yeah, it sucks to lose to the Nationals(or any team really), but hideous? I will have to disagree.

    Now if we lose tomorrow and the series, then it would be hideous.

  27. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    dennis-costanza
    June 17th, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    Wait till they come to our house.

    Thanks. As GB7 and others know; there are good posters that come on here to discuss baseball. That poster re:mo’sflat cutter, not so much.

    -dennis
    ——————————————————————————————
    Truth be told, here, Dennis. I always thought you and Ray were closet Yankee fans. That’s why I like think place. I always learn something new.

  28. CB June 17th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Cano must have been referred to as an “idiot” and lazy at least a dozen times in these past two threads.

    The reaction to Cano hitting a double play in this game vs. Swisher making one absurd mistake after another over the weekend is really telling.

    Swisher is just “Swish” and you just move on.

    For instance, if Cano had had the at bats Swisher did tonight people would use that as evidence of cano being an “idiot” or “lazy.”

    Why is it that the criticism of Cano always questions his intelligence and his willingness to work hard?

    Cano didn’t make any mental mistakes in this game. He hit a home run and played sparkling defense once again. He hit a ground ball against a guy who was throwing very hard.

    That has nothing to do with his intelligence. And the idea that he didn’t “hustle” and that makes him lazy is ridiculous.

    The double standards here are egregious.

  29. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 17th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    i missed the “blown” call by the ump, was it really that bad?

  30. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    “why does Girardi not send Arod in the 9th? why? can some1 please give me one good reason for not sending Arod?”

    a LD caught easy DP, a strikeout semi easy DP, Al isn’t 100 %, and no they weren’t PR Snr. Citizen if that’s the next question.

  31. Clapton100 June 17th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    why does Girardi not send Arod in the 9th? why? can some1 please give me one good reason for not sending Arod?

    Maybe because he had hip surgery a few months ago and can’t run fast?

    And if he gets thrown out then there are two out and Gardner can’t score on an out

  32. Cobra 272 June 17th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Pitch your best bullpen pitcher in a game in which we are trailing, and pitch him for 3-4 innings.

    Now there is an astute observation! Almost as good as the guy in the other thread who said Cano is like Stephon Marbury.

  33. bill June 17th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    “It’s baseball. Eben historically bad teams lose games. Expecting a sweep in any series is too much. I certainly was hoping for one, and tonight’s loss hurts, but if they win tomorrow and get 2 of 3, it’s perfectly acceptable.”

    Actually, when Boston is sweeping Fla, it’s not acceptable to lose to the Nationals. And do you think Boston is going to lose a game to them?

    And look at the difficulty in schedules for New York and Boston. The Yankees have had a much easier road so far and still trail significantly. Things will only get worse with the west coast trips.

  34. tampayank June 17th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Arod will have good series in Miami this weekend, playing where he grew up and lives might be the slump buster. Just a hunch….

  35. Bob(the original) June 17th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 17th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    i missed the “blown” call by the ump, was it really that bad?

    —————————–

    Close play, but it was clearly an out. I could tell before they even showed the replay. He was out by a half a stride.

  36. Betsy June 17th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Clint, I certainly agree with that……except Phil only pitches when Wang starts (or on his throw day, like just recently).

    Doreen, I love Phil’s aggressiveness, too – he’s just so confident right now. He’s healthy, young, talented and doing a fantastic job of taking advantage of his opportunity. I missed it, but apparently he started walking off the mound before the ump had called the strike out on Zimmerman, lol

  37. Christina June 17th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Can’t win them all folks.

    Still can’t believe the Jays have 3 more guys from thier pitching staff on their DL. That is 7 of their pitchers that are currently on the DL. When the motto is “pitching wins ballgames”, it is going to be hard for the Jays. Insane.

  38. Wow. June 17th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    It’s all about winning the series. Anyone who says differently doesn’t know baseball. Their pitcher brought it tonight and if I’m not mistaken, his prior starts indicated that he had the capability to do so. His family and friends were there to see it. Tip your cap, take a deep breath and win tomorrow.

    As for the negativity in the game thread, it’s quite depressing. My goodness. If that’s human nature, I’ve been living a pretty sheltered life because I’ve never seen anything like it. Maybe someday we’ll have a thread for the jumpers/trolls and a thread for rational people who appreciated Wang’s effort, pulled for a hurting A-Rod and knew that one loss against a sub-par team wouldn’t derail a season.

  39. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    “Cano must have been referred to as an “idiot” and lazy at least a dozen times in these past two threads.

    The reaction to Cano hitting a double play in this game vs. Swisher making one absurd mistake after another over the weekend is really telling.

    Swisher is just “Swish” and you just move on.

    For instance, if Cano had had the at bats Swisher did tonight people would use that as evidence of cano being an “idiot” or “lazy.”

    Why is it that the criticism of Cano always questions his intelligence and his willingness to work hard?

    Cano didn’t make any mental mistakes in this game. He hit a home run and played sparkling defense once again. He hit a ground ball against a guy who was throwing very hard.

    That has nothing to do with his intelligence. And the idea that he didn’t “hustle” and that makes him lazy is ridiculous.

    The double standards here are egregious.”

    THANK YOU CB AND ALL IS TRUE IN THIS STATEMENT !

  40. Stultus Magnus June 17th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Maybe he took out Hughes because he felt Wang has improved enough that he can use Hughes in other situations besides “possible-Wang-implosion” night. Plus, if he BP puts up zeros, there’s no reason to ask the question.

  41. Lance June 17th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Every inning Hughes saves now, he can use later in the season when Joba reaches his innings limits.

    Hell, he may dethrone one of our other guys in a playoff rotation (though with the way we are playing and with our division rivals rolling, we shouldn’t even be talking about playoffs)

    This is actually a smart move if you look at it. You want Hughes AND Joba to reach their limits at the same time? Limiting one of their innings now will pay dividends down the stretch and give us options.

  42. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    dennis-costanza
    June 17th, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    GB7.

    I lost out on my first 3 prom asks…I guess I should be DFA’d based on a small segment of results.

    -dennis

    ————————————————————

    It must be tough on you, making all of those business meetings with a bag over your head because of shame.

    I do feel better, though, thanks to you. I only had to be turned down twice. And, I didn’t even have to promise to marry her. Just to clear it up before you start thinking….no, the “date” wasn’t my sister.

    she was my cousin.

  43. Bob(the original) June 17th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Wow. June 17th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    As for the negativity in the game thread, it’s quite depressing.

    ——————————

    Don’t read them during games. Especially if you actually enjoy sitting and watching a ball game. The irrationality and stupidity on display just blows your mind to the point you can’t enjoy the game.

  44. Betsy June 17th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Dale, I’ve already explained why I thought Phil should continue to pitch.. and no, I have no faith that he will be used in anything other than mop up situations. So far, he’s pitched mostly on his throw day (that 1 inning against Tampa) and when Wang starts. You don’t see a problem with that? Ok, let’s not beat the dead horse as we obviously disagree.

  45. bill June 17th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    “Why is it that the criticism of Cano always questions his intelligence and his willingness to work hard?”

    Because the idiot has been lazy for years and has never developed plate discipline or the ability to have quality at-bats in the clutch. People are tired of his act. And he didn’t even really run out that ground ball, which should lead to a benching.

    Personally, I think Swisher is a joke. I think he treats the game as a joke and his play reflects that. But people like things like mohawk haircuts and pies in the face, I guess. The attitudes of Cano, Swish, Burnett are all a problem. But we’ve put up with Cano’s crap for a lot longer and have reached the breaking point.

  46. BR June 17th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Does anyone know what the Yankees stats are with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs?

  47. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    GB7.

    Tough to spend the money I do on Sox season tix and be a closet Yanks fan. If that was the case I move that cash to good therapy.

    CB.

    The whole “swish” thing is very puzzling. There is a reason he could not not find a spot on the White Sox in a very weak division come August. I guess a lot of folks love the frat kid.

    -dennis

  48. pat June 17th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Do some of you really enjoy baseball?

    The level of angst and venom is above and beyond rational for anyone who does.

    The Yankee pitchers didn’t get rocked, the team didn’t make errors. The offense got beat by a pitcher who threw strikes and kept them off balance.

  49. Doreen - Been to the New Stadium June 17th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I’ll say it again – why does anybody even bother to show up to play the games, since Boston is already being crowned the champion of 2009, 1/3 of the way through the season.

  50. Zolio June 17th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Guys, Swisher has a cool haircut and plays loud music in the clubhouse… he gets a pass for that.

    Cano on the otherhand, does not have that immunity. Let him get a cool haircut like Swisher, then we can talk.

  51. Steve B June 17th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    “I have no faith that he will be used in anything other than mop up situations”

    Betsy:

    A 3-1 game in the 6th, pitching for team that leads the game in come from behind wins seems a pretty fair distance from a mop up situation.

  52. jerkface June 17th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    The yankees get a runner home from 3rd with less than 2 outs about 80% of the time. I’d say thats probably around average or slightly above.

    For example, the red sox and rays are both worse at that

  53. Bob(the original) June 17th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    pat June 17th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Do some of you really enjoy baseball?

    The level of angst and venom is above and beyond rational for anyone who does.

    The Yankee pitchers didn’t get rocked, the team didn’t make errors. The offense got beat by a pitcher who threw strikes and kept them off balance.

    —————————–

    Some of these idiots actually believe a team should go 162-0.

  54. Papa Smurf June 17th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Taking Hughes out was the right move. He can now probably pitch a inning on Friday. Why would you burn out Hughes and not have him available for 3 to 4 days. Hughes is too valuable to be a long man, you have Tomko for that.

    Hughes has showed he can be dominant as a reliever. The pen looks strong now with Mo, Bruney, Hughes, Coke, Ace & Robertson.

  55. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    posters like bill is the reason why people hate Yankees fans

  56. Rachel June 17th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Girardi took out Hughes because Dunn, Mr. all or nothing was leading off the next inning. I am sure he wanted to make sure their biggest home run threat didn’t hack one out again against a right handed pitcher.

  57. Mark June 17th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    “The attitudes of Cano, Swish, Burnett are all a problem. But we’ve put up with Cano’s crap for a lot longer and have reached the breaking point.”

    Exclude Cano from that. I agree on Swish and Burnett though

  58. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    dennis-costanza
    June 17th, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    GB7.

    Tough to spend the money I do on Sox season tix and be a closet Yanks fan. If that was the case I move that cash to good therapy.

    CB.

    The whole “swish” thing is very puzzling. There is a reason he could not not find a spot on the White Sox in a very weak division come August. I guess a lot of folks love the frat kid.

    -dennis

    ————————————————————

    after your first 40 something years as a Red Sox fan, I’m sure you have a list of good therapists.

  59. EricNS June 17th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    I know the Yanks will lose games but to lose to the “Nats – aka the dirty rats” is a disgrace.

  60. RC 16 June 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Did people see Joba’s last start?

    It is no lock at all that we win tomorrow. We face another rookie we have never seen as well.

    Hard to feel confident about winning games when you have no idea what to expect from any non-CC game.

  61. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    GB7.

    LOL.

    Man. We agree that self deprication ALWAYS beats self promotion.

    The bag is comfortable and I Amy and I recycle it.

    all good.

    -dennis

  62. BR June 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    80% really? That can not possibly be true. If it is i am shocked

  63. Stultus Magnus June 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    “Every inning Hughes saves now, he can use later in the season when Joba reaches his innings limits.”

    Joba will never reach that limit if he keeps shaking off Jorge and throwing 100 pitches in 4 and 2/3rds innings.

    I didn’t watch the game, but if Robbie didn’t hustle to 1st, Girardi should sit him. I don’t see the harm in that. Might backfire though seeing as he provided all the offense yesterday and half of it today…

    Whoever said Pedroia wouldn’t hit into a game-ending DP is dumb or a dumb troll.

  64. Dove June 17th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Don’t you want Hughes pitching when we have leads to protect rather than wasting him when we’re down 3 runs?

    I trust Hughes in a big spot more than Aceves or Phil Coke.

  65. Doreen - Been to the New Stadium June 17th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Lance -

    That’s a very good point. Very much like what they did last year by starting Joba in the pen an stretching him out later in the season to join the rotation. :)

  66. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Dennis, a lot of people on this board view him as the second coming/replacement for Giambi. Rodriguez is a liar and a cheat….Giambi was honest and forthright and just caught up in the wrong crowd. Besides, he was fun.

  67. Betsy June 17th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Steve B, but I never initially said it was a mop up role. I think Phil should have remained in and people are saying that it was a good move pulling him because it would be wasting Phil to continue to use him in a mop up role…….

    Right now, Phil is being used basically when Wang pitches – other times he pitches, it’s for one inning at a time. I want to see Joe use Phil in other situations before I start believing that Phil is nothing more than a caddy for Wang.

  68. joe June 17th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    since when was having fun playing a GAME a problem?

  69. Trevor June 17th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Rain all day tomorrow. Is there any common day off?

  70. Bob(the original) June 17th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    RC 16 June 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Hard to feel confident about winning games when you have no idea what to expect from any non-CC game.

    —————————–

    No kidding. How can anyone have any confidence in a team that has the 5th best record in baseball right now?

    Good Lord.

    I’m going to go bang my head against the wall. It will feel better than reading the nonsense here.

  71. EZ Rep June 17th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Bench Cano and play who…. Berroa?

    Cervelli will probably play tomorrow as well.

    You want a bottom of the order of Melky-Berroa-Pena-Cervelli? To go along with Alex who can’t hit a beachball?

    Sounds like a great recipe to win the series.

  72. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    GB7.

    I am 39. 12/11/69.

    Are you suggesting that I was a fan before consumation?

    -dennis

  73. Steve B June 17th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    “Does anyone know what the Yankees stats are with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs?”

    .358 heading into this evening. 109 such at bats, 92 RBI. Seems pretty good.

  74. RalphieD (OPPC all day) June 17th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    anybody hating on cano is a fool…yesterday he goes 4 for 5 and is the player of the game and EVERYBODY is all over him saying how good a hitter he is…then today he hits a homerun and gidp to end the game and people bring up how immature he is..YOU GUYS ARE A JOKE…its disgusting how people act on here and it makes this place unbearable sometimes…pathetic excuses for human beings some of you are…this place is gonna get worse and worse unless something is done to keep this place clean…bannings must occur…there is nothing wrong with criticizing the team but too many people come on here with the sole purpose of bashing the team for no reason…it is disgusting…

  75. 34 Score June 17th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    “Rain all day tomorrow. Is there any common day off?”

    Next Monday after the Marlins series. We’d have to make a trip from Miami, to NY, then back to Atlanta.

    But yeah, the forecast does not look good.

  76. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 17th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Hopefully Jobber has a bounce back performance tomorrow.
    That is, if there is a game. Pesky rain in the forecast.

  77. Onkel Bob June 17th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    hideous? familiar.
    young pitcher, throws strikes, normally patient yankees swing at first pitch. Yankees have a history of losing unexpectedly to someone they face for first, second time. Remember their first encounter with Becket? Westbrook and Carmona weren’t grizzled veterans when they bounced us in ’07.
    30 batters faced, 108 pitches, 71 for strikes. 1 walk. When he gave up the home run, they were solo shots. not too hideous.

  78. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 17th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    From Sweeny, Youuuuuse as a reliever:

    Hughes as a reliever: 4 games, 7.2 ip, 5h, 2er, 2w, 10k, 1hr. 2.35 ERA.

  79. joe-seppi June 17th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    if the yanks played only the nats, they wouldn’t go 162-0. Even the worst team has to win.

  80. Lara08 June 17th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Doreen – Been to the New Stadium June 17th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I’ll say it again – why does anybody even bother to show up to play the games, since Boston is already being crowned the champion of 2009, 1/3 of the way through the season.
    ——————-

    They can use the same people who planned the Cavaliers’ victory parade after the game-winning shot in Game 2 against the Magic.

    :)

  81. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    On any given day/night 27 outs can be achieved by anybody, tonight it rang true. Simple, move on.

  82. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    BG7.

    If I could have a beer with any active plyer in MLB it would be Giambi. The dude seems very likeable as a real person.

    -dennis

  83. Mark June 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Doubt the game gets planed tomorrow.

    Which sucks because we have an off-day next Monday and had one this past Monday. That means we would have had 3 days off this week alone.

  84. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    “GB7″

    sorry for the typo.

  85. CB June 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Cano has looked amazingly “lazy” the past several games as he’s put on an absolute clinic at second base ranging both to his left and right making plays most second baseman never would dream of trying.

    What a joke.

    Any sub-optimal outcome with Cano gets translated into an issue of intelligence and laziness.

    Swisher struck out in a big spot tonight looking at strike three.

    Where is all of the passionate calls questioning his intelligence and willingness to work hard?

  86. Wangawa June 17th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Lannan was throwing a ridiculous amount of strikes tonight. He’s a pretty decent pitcher on a horrendous team. What can you do, it’s baseball, any team can get shut down by a good pitcher, no matter how bad his team is.

  87. hiya jackson! June 17th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    “Whoever said Pedroia wouldn’t hit into a game-ending DP is dumb or a dumb troll.”

    Pedroia has much better instinct at the plate and he’s a lot faster than Cano and (most importantly) he wouldn’t lollygag down to first if he hit a ground ball.

    I would bet money that Pedroia could hit the fly-ball when needed. On the other hand, I would bet money against Cano in that spot.

  88. Betsy June 17th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Wow, SA – thanks for posting. Those are impressive numbers for Phil……love the 10 Ks.

  89. Stultus Magnus June 17th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    “Some of these idiots actually believe a team should go 162-0.”

    Man, whatever. I’m not down about tonight’s game but I’ll just say this:

    And some of these idiots will just do a damn countdown every time the Yanks lose. “97 games left…97 games”. The those fools go hide when it’s 2 games left and they are 5 out. Games count and criticisms are allowed to be aired before the final out of a season.

    Now stop with the lame countdowns. Geez, take one down, pass it around…

  90. Condo June 17th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Cano, one of the only players on the team earning their money and he gets killed for one AB lol

    How about Burnett? Why isin’t anyone killing him? Or Andy?

    Stop blaming one of our most consistent player.

  91. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    dennis-costanza
    June 17th, 2009 at 11:14 pm
    GB7.

    I am 39. 12/11/69.

    Are you suggesting that I was a fan before consumation?

    -dennis

    ————————————————————

    I’d always been told that New Englanders were Red Sox fans even in another life. I just assumed that since it was in the gene pool, you were just swimming around down there as a tadpole and waiting for your chance to break free.

  92. CB June 17th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    This is the first time all year the team has lost a game in which the opposition scored 3 runs or less.

    The first game.

    And even then scratched their way back to put themselves in position to win in the 9th.

    Not every 9th inning rally translates into wins. That’s not the way baseball works.

  93. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    CB.

    I agree with your point re:Cano.

    -dennis

  94. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    “Where is all of the passionate calls questioning his intelligence and willingness to work hard?”

    Do you really wanna know why CB ? no one will say it but I will. Swisher’s white/American, Robi is a latino, so when he doesn’t succeed they call him stupid and lazy.

  95. Devin June 17th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    And some of these idiots will just do a damn countdown every time the Yanks lose. “97 games left…97 games”. The those fools go hide when it’s 2 games left and they are 5 out. Games count and criticisms are allowed to be aired before the final out of a season.

    Now stop with the lame countdowns. Geez, take one down, pass it around…

    ———————

    So true. Same thing happened last year. Always the “it’s early” excuse. Got late pretty early last year, didn’t it?

    After missing the playoffs last year and realizing we play in a stacked division with our rivals playing red hot at the moment, you would think some Yankee fans would be more humble and not think the playoffs are a lock.

  96. hiya jackson! June 17th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    “Swisher struck out in a big spot tonight looking at strike three.

    Where is all of the passionate calls questioning his intelligence and willingness to work hard?”

    If you look at the game thread, there were plenty of complaints about Swisher.

    It’s just that Cano lost the game with his DP. And he didn’t hustle to first base. That deserves ridicule, imo.

  97. ray (sox fan) June 17th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    “I’d always been told that New Englanders were Red Sox fans even in another life. I just assumed that since it was in the gene pool, you were just swimming around down there as a tadpole and waiting for your chance to break free.”

    Play nice GB, or I will start singing Sweet Caroline! :)

    Just kidding.

    I know you guys lost but it looks like Wang pitched a pretty good game didn’t he?

  98. Papa Smurf June 17th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Cano has never been a great clutch hitter. Even yesterday his double should of been caught.

    It’s amazing Gardner steals 2nd and 3rd. And the cleanup and number 5 hitter get cant him in with only 1 out. With Gardner’s speed anything in the outfield would of got him in.

  99. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    “It’s just that Cano lost the game with his DP. And he didn’t hustle to first base. That deserves ridicule, imo.”

    No it’s more than that and you know it.

  100. brent June 17th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Can’t blame it all on Cano,it shouldn’t come down to the last inning with no one hitting all game.

  101. Dazz June 17th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    It has nothing to do with race.

    Swisher has a cool haircut and does the robot in the outfield during innings.

    If people can’t give that guy a pass, than who does deserve one? Swisher has such a great personality, that’s where his value is.

  102. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    GB7.

    If I broke free I would be at Petco Park looking for sushi and someone to chat baseball with…

    -dennis

  103. CB June 17th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    “I would bet money that Pedroia could hit the fly-ball when needed. On the other hand, I would bet money against Cano in that spot.”

    Yankee fans like you are a relatively new breed.

    You remind me of the old Red Sox fans who year after year could never break through their own feelings of inferiority.

    It’s really quite a sad statement about the contemporary yankee fan base.

    More obsessed with the Sox than they are with their own team.

  104. Ed H. June 17th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Not everyone – but this is the worst bunch of sore losers I ever did see. Saying that anything less than a sweep is unacceptable is arrogant. Saying that losing 3-2 when your team got out-pitched is ridiculous. I’m disappointed because I always want the Yanks to win. But part of me is glad because I don’t like the arrogance I’ve heard around here about this Nats series.

  105. Doreen - Been to the New Stadium June 17th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Lara08 -

    :lol:

  106. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    “Cano has never been a great clutch hitter. Even yesterday his double should of been caught.”

    That was a B-line LD, near frozen rope if you ask me, not gimme flyball at all, and when it fell he even tried to get his “lazy” butt to 3B. The double standards here are amazing.

  107. Richie June 17th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Hughes is one of the team’s best five starters. It’s kind of ridiculous that he isn’t in the rotation.

  108. Someone Else June 17th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Hideous? Really? Against a pitcher with a 3.5 ERA and a team with the 10th best offense in baseball? Hideous?

    It happens. There’s a reason you play the games.

  109. Stultus Magnus June 17th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    “Swisher struck out in a big spot tonight looking at strike three.

    Where is all of the passionate calls questioning his intelligence and willingness to work hard?”

    That’s obvious. Cano is better than Swisher. Same reason why people will get on A-Rod’s case and not Gardner’s or Pena’s. Swisher is an every day player by default and is just not as good as Cano. Plus, plenty of people called Swish stupid when he makes idiotic plays on the basepaths and in the field.

  110. CB June 17th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    dennis,

    As usual I appreciated and enjoyed your comments tonight! I do think Nick is rubbing off on you.

    You guys are playing very good ball. Congrats. It’s going to be an absolute dog fight this year. The rays are playing well and toronto still isn’t folding.

  111. West side June 17th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    CB,

    Fans are fickle. They gravitate towards knuckleheads like Swisher and Burnett who have mohawks, play loud music, and bake pies and think that translates to “playing with heart/passion”.

    Then there is a guy like Cano who is kind of quiet and they think he is lazy and not a winner. Despite the fact that he is outperforming all of the “clowns” by a mile and has been our hottest hitter lately.

  112. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    dennis-costanza
    June 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    BG7.

    If I could have a beer with any active plyer in MLB it would be Giambi. The dude seems very likeable as a real person.

    -dennis

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, he probably is, but, in the context of baseball transgressions, is their really any difference?

    You know that it’s a bizarre world when a team beat writer says that a reason that he doesn’t like Rodriguez is because he’s a phoney and makes it worse because he frosts the tips of his hair and uses a tanning booth. Then says he’s an exhibitionist for taking his family to Central Park and taking his shirt off to get some sun. Like thousands of others do every week. some of them are guys….like John Kennedy, Jr.

  113. brent June 17th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Torre named asst coach for NL All Star Game,oh oh,he’s a winner.

  114. Someone Else June 17th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    “Yankee fans like you are a relatively new breed.

    You remind me of the old Red Sox fans who year after year could never break through their own feelings of inferiority.

    It’s really quite a sad statement about the contemporary yankee fan base.

    More obsessed with the Sox than they are with their own team.”

    Agreed. These ‘fans’ make me feel ashamed to be part of their number, lol.

  115. Steve B June 17th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    “And even then scratched their way back to put themselves in position to win in the 9th.”

    Be nice if they put themselves in the position of having to scratch their way back a little less frequently. Can’t come from behind to win 22 times without falling behind at least that many.

    Yankees have played 65 games. When you consider they’ve lost 28, it would seem to me that they’ve been behind at some point in 50 or their 65 games. Seems like a lot doesn’t it?

  116. Lara08 June 17th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Not acting like the Yankees are the bum of the Earth doesn’t mean people aren’t aware they have flaws and are using the “its early” excuse.

    They lost. It wasn’t cool but there is a difference between sane criticism and outright stupidity. The game thread was pure stupidity.

  117. hiya jackson! June 17th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    How can anyone say Swisher isn’t being criticized. just read the game threads….

  118. CIKWAN June 17th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Swisher’s AB in the ninth was the worst part of the whole game.

    Where was his great patience there? He was trying to hit a 500 FT HR on the 1st pitch.

    He is just a dumb baseball player. But hey, who cares? He and AJ bake whipped cream together and play heavy mental music. Much better than baseball players who produce actual results.

  119. Rishi June 17th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    really? cano – the guy with the only run and 1 of 2 hits until then is the goat?

    All those supposed “Vets” (excepting, I guess, Damon) and their big goose eggs aren’t getting anyone’s attention?

  120. brent June 17th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I don’t drink beer,but I’d love to ask Pavano,where he gets
    off,faking in NY.

  121. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Al even called him the hottest hitter in the planet, if that doesn’t say it there IDK what does.

    It’s pretty simple, Robi is a LATINO, so anytime he fails, his work ethic, his drive for the game, his heart, his mind and mental capacity even intelligence is questioned. Over and over and over again until he becomes Manny.

  122. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 17th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    CB,

    its sad really. the sox do this, the sox do that, blah blah blah.

    makes you wonder why they are yankee fans at all!

  123. Sean Serritella June 17th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    From the last thread…

    “so – how many Yankee fans on here spend their free time on Red Sox message boards?”

    I do. I go to bust chops every time Matsuzaka pitches and every time the red sox lose and Yankees win.

  124. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “How can anyone say Swisher isn’t being criticized. just read the game threads….”

    He hasn’t, not like Robi at all.

  125. Pat M. June 17th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I see the irrational inmates are still here….I was hoping last call was at 11:00, isn’t that when the last bus makes it’s sweep of all the loonies ?? That kid pitched one hell of a game tonight….I don’t know what the ratio was, but it seemed like he threw first pitch strikes all game…..

  126. Rose June 17th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Alex should have stolen 2nd base. If he can’t run, Girardi should have pinch run for him. Nats might not have thrown through with Gardner on 3rd. Any grounder Cano hits is a double play. He is not a fast runner. I thought Girardi liked NL style of baseball.

  127. hiya jackson! June 17th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Stop with the politically correct nonsense saying race is the reason Cano is being ripped. He has been lazy his whole career, he’s never developed a good baseball IQ or become a good situational hitter, etc.

    He deserves all the scorn and hatred coming his way for not running hard on his game ending DP grounder. That was L A Z Y

  128. Cybex June 17th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Can someone look into the era of the Yankees with Posada as compared to the other catchers. The Yankees were doing great until Posada came back. He can hit, I will give him that, but that’s it. He sucks handling the staff. He should move to the DH roll or trade him. He is a old catcher that sucks behind the plate and can’t run. I want to see the other catchers play more. The Yankees play much better and give up less runs when he is not behind the plate.

  129. Rishi June 17th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    hiya jackson!
    June 17th, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    Stop with the politically correct nonsense saying race is the reason Cano is being ripped. He has been lazy his whole career, he’s never developed a good baseball IQ or become a good situational hitter, etc.

    He deserves all the scorn and hatred coming his way for not running hard on his game ending DP grounder. That was L A Z Y

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    What was the rest of the team except him (and maybe Damon) doing until then – if you reallly think someone needs to be “ripped”

  130. Sean Serritella June 17th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Cybex, you must be new.

  131. CB June 17th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    “its sad really. the sox do this, the sox do that, blah blah blah.

    makes you wonder why they are yankee fans at all!”

    It really is. One of the strangest parts of the last five years.

    Too many yankee fans turned out to have glass jaws.

    Not the team – the fan base.

    This ridiculous obsession with using the sox as a yard stick for everything – even hypothetical situations which will never happen is really quite sad.

  132. Zack June 17th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    “Yankees have played 65 games. When you consider they’ve lost 28, it would seem to me that they’ve been behind at some point in 50 or their 65 games. Seems like a lot doesn’t it?”

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

    Which is the root of the problem. I hope the team isin’t getting complacent early because of all the success they had in the late innings. They can’t have the mindset that they can coast through the game because they have come back ability.

    Being confident in your ability to rally is one thing… relying on it to win games nightly, even against the cellar dwellers of baseball, is another.
    And that will burn us if it continues.

  133. hiya jackson! June 17th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    “It’s pretty simple, Robi is a LATINO, so anytime he fails, his work ethic, his drive for the game, his heart, his mind and mental capacity even intelligence is questioned. Over and over and over again until he becomes Manny.”

    Cano isn’t even in Manny’s league. Ramirez actually is a very good and smart hitter and knows what to do in certain situations. Cano just hacks for the sake of hacking and usually fails when you need him most.

  134. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    CB.

    I did not learn my humor from Nick but I do believe he is the best here for a LOL…He is the best.

    Gb7.

    Good point. I love the quote from George will who I have had the pleasure of meeting who has stated about MLB players, “Love what they do, not who they are”…

    -dennis

  135. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 17th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    “I felt better,” Wang said. “The sinker was down.”

    And perhaps Wang actually was relaxed with his child born. He said that he left his wife and son at an area hospital Wednesday, returned home and slept 10 hours, which has to be a world record for a brand new parent.

    The ideal Yankees arrangement calls for Wang to remain as a starter, and Hughes to help in the bullpen. Hughes has largely served as Wang’s caddie; Girardi had Hughes warming up in the fifth.

    Yet if Wang can start to spread his pitch count over more innings – and keep in mind that the Braves’ offense is worse than the Nationals’ – then the Yankees can deploy Hughes more creatively. Perhaps he can be part of the eighth-inning solution, along with Brian Bruney, Alfredo Aceves and Phil Coke.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....666.column

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

    Wang slept for 10 hours?? :lol:
    Hope he enjoyed it.

  136. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    “Cano isn’t even in Manny’s league. Ramirez actually is a very good and smart hitter and knows what to do in certain situations. Cano just hacks for the sake of hacking and usually fails when you need him most.”

    LOL

  137. Lara08 June 17th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    GB7, I know this will be me killing the messenger and blaming the media but I expect those with the press pass to put things in perspective since they have access and are supposed to be knowledgeable of the game.

    But too often they are the conductors of the runaway train of hyperbole, double standards and just craziness. Pete, I guess based on people’s comments, thinks its an embarrassment the Yankees lost a single game to the Nationals. Davidoff stated a loss to the Nats should be unthinkable. I’m sure they aren’t the only ones.

  138. CB June 17th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    “That kid pitched one hell of a game tonight….I don’t know what the ratio was, but it seemed like he threw first pitch strikes all game…..”

    Lannan is a good pitcher and he threw a good game. Too many yankee fans have no clue what’s going on in baseball as a whole.

    And don’t really understand what they’re watching to begin with.

    But they still have mouthes big enough to insult guys on their own team.

  139. Doreen - Been to the New Stadium June 17th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I have read here numerous times how the Dynasty teams would wear down starting pitchers and feast on the bullpens. To me, that says that the first of games were close and that the won most of the games against the bullpens. And it’s praised as a strategy.

    These Yankees do the same thing – hold their own, keep it close against a good starter, get to the bullpen and win. And yet it’s somehow a negative that they can come back and win.

    Not all of the come-from-behind wins were late, either. And most were not of the “we gotta score 8 runs in two innings” types either.

    Could they make some improvements? Absolutely. But they are not a bad team. By any stretch.

  140. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    ray (sox fan)
    June 17th, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    “I’d always been told that New Englanders were Red Sox fans even in another life. I just assumed that since it was in the gene pool, you were just swimming around down there as a tadpole and waiting for your chance to break free.”

    Play nice GB, or I will start singing Sweet Caroline!

    Just kidding.

    I know you guys lost but it looks like Wang pitched a pretty good game didn’t he?

    ————————————————————

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….not “Sweet Caroline”. Please…I’ll be good.

    Evening, Ray. Hope all is well in the (sox fan) family. Yeah, I thought that Wang was pretty good. A couple of questionable calls, but, he pitched well enough to leave with a 1-1 tie. Control was still a tad off, though he only walked two (one intentional). Not perfect, but, 100 times better than his last start. He’s getting there. His next start is in Atlanta, so, it’s another test.

    One really good thing is that the bullpen is getting better and deeper with Hughes and Aceves and Bruney back in there to replace Ramirez, Veras and a cast of thousands. Coke and Robertson are really doing well, too. I’m really surprised with Tomko’s contributions, except for one game.

  141. brent June 17th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Rishi they got my attention,not challeging the pitcher.If the last run wasn’t scored the pitcher was going to have a complete game.

  142. shirley June 17th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Too bad the Yankees lost the game tonight, but at least Wang pitched better. I guess his son does bring him good luck!

  143. Steve B June 17th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    “It’s pretty simple, Robi is a LATINO, so anytime he fails, his work ethic, his drive for the game, his heart, his mind and mental capacity even intelligence is questioned”

    Hard to question his character. But he’s frustrating as hell at times. Too streaky. Looks like he may be on a bit of a roll now, but he recently completed a stretch of 50 games where his OBP was .295. Defense is very good and at times he looks so natural with the bat. Never seems to go to the plate with a plan and his plate discipline is still shyte. That to me is what separates him from near greatness.

  144. jerkface June 17th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    If the other team scores 1 run in the first and we win 8-1, its a come from behind victory.

    Don’t pay attention to the stat, pay attention to the fact that baseball games are 9 innings long and we’ve won a lot more of them than most any team in baseball

  145. #1 Fan June 17th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Such a frustrating team to watch

    If we miss the playoffs by a couple of games, you can point to these latest lackluster games we have played this month as the reason why— rather than the 0-8 against Boston.

    We had a winning record against BOS and TB last year, yet were not even in playoff contention late because allowed these games against the bottom feeders to get away.

  146. pat June 17th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    “It’s just that Cano lost the game with his DP.”

    No. Cano’s DP didn’t help but neither did the 25 outs before it.

  147. Richie June 17th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Someone Else

    Hideous? Really? Against a pitcher with a 3.5 ERA and a team with the 10th best offense in baseball? Hideous?
    __

    With a league adjustment, his ERA would be closer to 3.75. Good, but hittable.

  148. hiya jackson! June 17th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    “This ridiculous obsession with using the sox as a yard stick for everything – even hypothetical situations which will never happen is really quite sad.”

    If you have the Extra Innings package, you can actually see how Boston reacts to certain game situations and compare that to the Yanks. Boston gets that tying run in, imo. I knew Cano would fail in that spot. He’s the worst guy to have up at that point. He’s a terrible choice for the 5 spot in the order, too.

  149. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    “Hard to question his character. But he’s frustrating as hell at times. Too streaky. Looks like he may be on a bit of a roll now, but he recently completed a stretch of 50 games where his OBP was .295. Defense is very good and at times he looks so natural with the bat. Never seems to go to the plate with a plan and his plate discipline is still shyte. That to me is what separates him from near greatness.”

    Exactly and he’s not that far off. He really isn’t sooner or later it’s going to click, even this yr. he’s tough to strikeout but if he ever works that discipline he’d be an elite player in this game. It’s going to take time he’s 26. People keep forgetting that is still considered young.

  150. Richie June 17th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    CB
    .”
    Lannan is a good pitcher and he threw a good game. Too many yankee fans have no clue what’s going on in baseball as a whole.

    And don’t really understand what they’re watching to begin with.

    But they still have mouthes big enough to insult guys on their own team.
    __

    Other Yankee fans think they know more than they do, failing to understand that because the Yankees never hit pitcher they haven’t seen that there must be a problem with their advance scouts.

  151. Z Man June 17th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    At this point, I wouldn’t be opposed to Girardi pinch hitting Pena or Berroa for Cano late in games.

  152. Stultus Magnus June 17th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Yeah, like I said, whoever said “Pedroia wouldn’t have done that” should be ashamed. Final outs are made, even in situations where there’s a chance to win it. Pedroia’s been there a hundred times and failed most of the time. It happens to everybody.

    Don’t forget that Cano was the offense yesterday and half of it today. Not bad.

  153. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    More of the Robinson Cano is lazy BS., I see. You people are as stupid as the same ones that placed that label on Roberto Clemente about 50 years ago. Of course they also called him a hypochondriacm and for the same reason.

    If you think the comparisons to the two ball players is hard to deal with, I’d suggest that you look at numbers.

  154. Richie June 17th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Z Man

    At this point, I wouldn’t be opposed to Girardi pinch hitting Pena or Berroa for Cano late in games.
    __

    Loud and proud.

  155. hiya jackson! June 17th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Speaking of Extra Innings, just got done watching Milwaukee sweep Cleveland. And what did the Brewers do to win the game? Got a sac fly with a man on 3rd and one out. The Yanks just do not have a clue how to execute the “simple” things to win games. And Cano is the biggest offender of not having a clue how to get that run in from 3rd with less than 2 outs. Just swinging like a madman will not get the job done.

  156. Pat M. June 17th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    CB, Lannon just kept hitting the mitt, down and painted the outside corner all night to the lefties, and inside and down to the righties…The dinger Damon hit was covered a little to much of the plate and laned in the front row….A name to keep an eye on, plus very bold on the hill, never got rattled…..Yanks had their chance and just came up empty….

  157. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 17th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Z Man,

    um, Kay said that Robi was hitting over .400 late in the games

    with risp though, thats a different story

  158. Steve B June 17th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    “He really isn’t sooner or later it’s going to click, even this yr. he’s tough to strikeout but if he ever works that discipline he’d be an elite player in this game. It’s going to take time he’s 26. People keep forgetting that is still considered young”

    You’d like to think so, but he’s been in the bigs nearly 4.5 years and has made zero progress in terms of plate discipline.

  159. Richie June 17th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Cano is one of the best hitters on the team. Anyone who doesn’t realize that is not very bright.

  160. dennis-costanza June 17th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Stultus Magnus.

    Pedroia was just given a day off on Sunday as he is going through a horrible stretch. I agree and well said.

    -dennis

  161. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I want some of you to go to baseball reference and compare 2 players at 26 yrs. old, one was a DH/1B named David Arias Ortiz, now compare him at 26 and compare Robi Cano at 26. You’ll be surprised.

  162. Stultus Magnus June 17th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    “He’s a terrible choice for the 5 spot in the order, too.”

    Gotta agree, I say it almost every night. Cano does not belong there.

    Brandon, I wonder if Cano is gonna take that step. Honestly, I don’t know how much the guy’s gonna change. I hope he does though, he has so much upside.

  163. Rose June 17th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Heavy rain tomorrow, might not get the game in.

    Swisher was traded for Betemit. What does that tell you?

    Why are the fans only booing Alex? If you are going to boo, there are other players who deserve some of it too.

  164. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 17th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    well, at least the rays lost too! :) lol

  165. Hank June 17th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    “Don’t forget that Cano was the offense yesterday and half of it today. Not bad.”

    I don’t think anyone is saying Cano can’t hit. But what we are saying is that Cano stinks with RISP and he’s the last guy you want up there needing a sac fly to get that tying run in. He isn’t smart enough to shorten his swing and get that fly ball.

    But you want a guy up there with nobody on base and a small lead or deficit, Cano is your man.

  166. AZ Dave June 17th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Brandon – you want Cano to take PEDs?

  167. AROD fan June 17th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I love Jorge more and more every passing day.

    As was discussed yesterday, he is such an undervalued asset on this team. In this case he is like the only voice of reason and is making a strong case to be the next cash, trost, or whatever that other guys name is. jorge is a little like manny: he knows how and where he is most valuable to a team, and he’s not goign to go throw out all that value showing off his abilty to gun runners down or shag a pop foul. he is not francisco cervelli and if you dream of him becoming that then you might as well confess your love for peter gammons right here and now. that doesn’t mean he can’t do those things. of course he can. i mean, the idea of actually just throwing wang in the garbage is just too loony to even discuss. ok, i’m done here.

  168. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    “Brandon, I wonder if Cano is gonna take that step. Honestly, I don’t know how much the guy’s gonna change. I hope he does though, he has so much upside.”

    He isn’t that far off, I keep saying it, he’s not that far off.

  169. Lara08 June 17th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    The Yankees are clueless but they make millions to play and you guys are giving away all the information for free on a blog.

    They may not execute as much as you like but they have a clue how to play this game.

  170. Four hour June 17th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Cano wouldn’t be the first immensely talented person to never fulfill his potential.

    Hell, look no further than AJ Burnett.

  171. Stultus Magnus June 17th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    “I want some of you to go to baseball reference and compare 2 players at 26 yrs. old, one was a DH/1B named David Arias Ortiz, now compare him at 26 and compare Robi Cano at 26. You’ll be surprised.”

    I figured it out, Big Papi must be lazy this season.

  172. AROD fan June 17th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    i’m sorry but cano is sooooo on ped’s. i mean, it’s really dumb to speculate in that fashion and spread rumors, but come on. his crazy ups and downs, his enourmous neck….

  173. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    “Brandon – you want Cano to take PEDs?”

    sarcasm :)

    No, I mean Ortiz wasn’t a patient hitter and then it clicked, Robi’s improved some what this season, but compare him and Papi at the same age and Robi is actually going ahead of the curve.

  174. GreenBeret7 June 17th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    There is no way that you can compare Cano and Ortiz. They never have been and never will be the same type of hitters.

  175. Steve B June 17th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    “He isn’t that far off, I keep saying it, he’s not that far off.”

    Not that I mind you saying it, but it would be so much nicer if the evidence did instead.

  176. Hank June 17th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    “um, Kay said that Robi was hitting over .400 late in the games

    with risp though, thats a different story”

    That’s the whole point.

    Cano will never be a good hitter in those clutch spots.

    He’s literally the same player he was 3 years ago. Fine for the bottom of the order, but not hitting behind Arod.

  177. ITC 23 June 17th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Agree

    Jorge has a heart of a champion. Anyone who criticized him knows nothing about baseball.

    On a team filled with losers and underachievers, Jorge represents our last link to winning and is still performing at a high level.

    If the rest of the team played with as much heart and baseball IQ as him, we would win 120 games.

  178. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 17th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    “Cano wouldn’t be the first immensely talented person to never fulfill his potential.”

    You also on’t quit on them. It’s funny b/c all it takes is one big hit and next thing you know your looking at a star.

  179. Wow. June 17th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    “On a team filled with losers and underachievers, Jorge represents our last link to winning and is still performing at a high level.”

    Losers and underachievers? Pot meet kettle. You don’t have to lift one up by tearing others down. Go to bed.

  180. Richie June 17th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Rose

    Swisher was traded for Betemit. What does that tell you?
    __

    It tells any reasonable person who can analyze stats that Kenny Williams made a very bad trade.

    If it tells you anything different, you are asking the wrong question.

  181. Snowman June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The decision to rush A=Rod back looks great, doesn’t it?

    Exclude a couple solo HRs, and he is being out hit by Pena. As usual, they panicked and didn’t handle him with caution. Now we have to deal with his .200 average and 0 range, as well as his clog on the basepaths now that he can’t run.

  182. brent June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    They need to get Cano away from Arod.

  183. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    “There is no way that you can compare Cano and Ortiz. They never have been and never will be the same type of hitters.”

    Explain

  184. Ed H. June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Steve, he had a nine pitch 9 (or so) pitch at bat before grounding into the dp.

  185. Ed H. June 18th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Sorry that was garbled. He had about a 9 pitch at bat before grounding into the dp.

  186. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 18th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    i think the real problem right now is Arod not Robbie. Arod got a pitch to lift and just fouled it right back. I dont think Cano ever got the pitches like arod did.

    if you want to worry, worry about arod and when/if hes ever going to start to hit. Not Cano.

  187. Nome June 18th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Go out and get MacDougle. Stick him in the pen. A guy who throws gas would be a nice guy to have in our pen

  188. Tom K June 18th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hideous loss? Oh my.

    Before Tampa became good, how many times did the Yankees sweep the entire season series from them? I bet there was even a few times where they lost a 3-game series. Heck, perhaps even a sweep or two mixed in. And those Tampa teams were not much better – if they were better at all – than what the Nats are right now.

    People (including sportswriters) read into a series here and there WAY too much. Bad teams beat good teams all the time. Again, the Nats went to Los Angeles early this season and took a game.

    If the Nats take 2 of 3, it’s a bad series for the Yankees – nothing more, nothing less. If the Yankees take 2 of 3, it’s a GOOD series for the Yankees, as that is what you are expected to do vs. inferior opponents.

  189. V June 18th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    “The decision to rush A=Rod back looks great, doesn’t it?

    Exclude a couple solo HRs, and he is being out hit by Pena. As usual, they panicked and didn’t handle him with caution. Now we have to deal with his .200 average and 0 range, as well as his clog on the basepaths now that he can’t run.”

    I guess you’re one of those people that thinks walks are overrated?

    Their OBPs ain’t even close.

  190. Bill June 18th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    “if you want to worry, worry about arod and when/if hes ever going to start to hit. Not Cano.”

    Agree. Al looks old and slow and has 0 bad speed. He looks like a slightly more athletic Matsui at this point.

  191. YankeeJosh June 18th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    CB,

    Cano had a great at bat to end the game. He fouled off so many pitches, but just got beaten in the end. It happens.

    As for Swisher vs Cano, Swisher always seems to work full counts. I think his patience at the plate (even if it doesn’t result in walks) attracts the Moneyball type fan. Cano does have a habit of swinging early in the count, which sometimes appears as though he’s giving away at bats.

  192. Seldom June 18th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    We’re not going to have a chance to take 2\3 from them with the forecast tomorrow.

  193. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Brandon ! “B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !”
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am
    “There is no way that you can compare Cano and Ortiz. They never have been and never will be the same type of hitters.”

    Explain

    ————————————————————

    Cano is never going to be a 40-50 home run hitter, nor, is he going to walk 100 times a year.

    Go pull up Roberto Clemente and look at his 22-26 years of age stats. Look at his style of hitting and Clemente’s. Read up on how fans and some baseball people thought of him. What videos. Other than the positions they played and Clemente having more speed, they are the same player. One hit right handed, the other left handed.

  194. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    “Go out and get MacDougle. Stick him in the pen. A guy who throws gas would be a nice guy to have in our pen”

    He’d be a nice edition for the under belly, kind of like the Manny Delcarmen or Ramon Ramirez equivalent. Just don’t stick him in the 8th or use him anymore than a RH specialist.

  195. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 18th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    GreenBeret7,

    i think someone called in to Fatcessa and said the same thing and fatcessa just talked to the guy like he was the dumbest human being to walk to face of the earth.

    certain people you just cant get through too, even if the facts are right there

  196. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    “Cano is never going to be a 40-50 home run hitter, nor, is he going to walk 100 times a year.”

    Neither was Papi w/o steroids. :?

  197. Don June 18th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    If tomorrow’s game gets rained out, they have to skip Joba or Pettitte and keep everyone else on normal rest. Especially with another off-day on Monday.

    If not, everyone will be pitching on one week rest again.

  198. RalphieD (OPPC all day) June 18th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    “He’d be a nice edition for the under belly, kind of like the Manny Delcarmen or Ramon Ramirez equivalent. Just don’t stick him in the 8th or use him anymore than a RH specialist”

    he wishes he was as good as ramirez…let alone delcarmen…

  199. Stultus Magnus June 18th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Isn’t the story of the night that Wang didn’t implode? I don’t know why Girardi just can’t commit to him making another start. He shouldn’t be on the plank all season long.

  200. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Tom K
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:04 am
    Hideous loss? Oh my.

    Before Tampa became good, how many times did the Yankees sweep the entire season series from them? I bet there was even a few times where they lost a 3-game series. Heck, perhaps even a sweep or two mixed in. And those Tampa teams were not much better – if they were better at all – than what the Nats are right now.

    People (including sportswriters) read into a series here and there WAY too much. Bad teams beat good teams all the time. Again, the Nats went to Los Angeles early this season and took a game.

    If the Nats take 2 of 3, it’s a bad series for the Yankees – nothing more, nothing less. If the Yankees take 2 of 3, it’s a GOOD series for the Yankees, as that is what you are expected to do vs. inferior opponents.

    ————————————————————

    In 2000, the Yanks closed the season, 3-15. It included 3 straight losses to Tampa, who were 6-6 against the Yanks. The Expos were 2-1 against the Yanks.

  201. brent June 18th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    That’s the point,the division is improving ,while the Yankees under perform.Teams they should beat,they don’t.

  202. scott June 18th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    the 2000 team had championship pedigree, was coming off 3 championships in 4 years and had no competition for the playoffs.

    this year, we have 2 extremely talented teams that are just as good if not better in BOS and TB

    and what has this current team ever one? they didn’t even make the playoffs last year.

  203. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    “he wishes he was as good as ramirez…let alone delcarmen…”

    Ramon is the under belly of that BP, btw Ramon once had an 8 ERA.

  204. Stultus Magnus June 18th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    “If not, everyone will be pitching on one week rest again.”

    And as we know, too much rest and Jorge’s declining game-calling skills will lead to more losses. ;)

    Good night, folks.

  205. Lara08 June 18th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    So even with a championship pedigree they lost to bad teams and went 3-15 down the stretch. I guess losing to bad teams can happen to anyone if it can happen to champions.

  206. #1 Fan June 18th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    People can keep saying it is early, but all one needs to do is point to last year.

    Don’t kid yourself, the Rays and Sox are good. We keep playing inconsistent baseball against these awful teams, it will come back to bite us.

    Look at last year. Winning record vs. Tampa and Boston. Losing record against Detroit, Pitt, Cincinatti, Cleveland, Texas, Kansas City. Complacency was our downfall.

  207. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    you gotta have faith (we need you wang!)
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:10 am
    GreenBeret7,

    i think someone called in to Fatcessa and said the same thing and fatcessa just talked to the guy like he was the dumbest human being to walk to face of the earth.

    certain people you just cant get through too, even if the facts are right there

    ————————————————————

    I wouldn’t know if they did…I don’t listen to that crap. But, for your own amusement pull the two players up and look at the 22-26 age group. Cano is agead of him by quite a margin. Speed is the only difference. Clemente played 18 years and had exactly 3,000 hits, He walked 621 times….less than 40 times a year. They were both called lazy. They also hit line drives everywhere. Clemente once said, If the ball isn’t thrown on the top of the backstop, I can hit it.” Sound familiar?

  208. RalphieD (OPPC all day) June 18th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    “Ramon is the under belly of that BP, btw Ramon once had an 8 ERA”

    one bad year which was only 17 innings..besides his last 100 innings = 2.35 era…thats not underbelly by any stretch

  209. Matt June 18th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Clemente wasn’t lazy and non-chalant like Cano. He was like Jeter— an ambassador of the game. Always hustled, ran hard, executed in big spots etc.

    Talent wise they are similar but Clemente’s approach to the game was much better than Cano’s is.

  210. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    scott
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:15 am
    the 2000 team had championship pedigree, was coming off 3 championships in 4 years and had no competition for the playoffs.

    this year, we have 2 extremely talented teams that are just as good if not better in BOS and TB

    and what has this current team ever one? they didn’t even make the playoffs last year.

    ————————————————————

    you bet. Nothing wrong with laying down the last 3 weeks and go into the playoffs stone cold. Intelligent thinking. They were just getting the odds higher to make a killing.

  211. AROD fan June 18th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    all teams lose games to teams taht aren’t as good as them. every stat freak and their great aunt has written an article this week about the nats surprise offense. last year, janks were consistently underperforming against bad teams. but this year i don’t feel that’s the case. it’s natural for a fan to get upset and emotional over the loss, but hopefully the people who work for the janks are keeping it together.

  212. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Just saying smaller role he could be helpful.

  213. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Matt
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:22 am
    Clemente wasn’t lazy and non-chalant like Cano. He was like Jeter—- an ambassador of the game. Always hustled, ran hard, executed in big spots etc.

    Talent wise they are similar but Clemente’s approach to the game was much better than Cano’s is.

    ————————————————————

    I didn’t say Clemente was lazy….and neither is Cano. I said that the media, fans and a few idiot baseball people called them that. You’d better back out of this one…you’re in over your head.

  214. Zodiac June 18th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Gardner is doing great off the bench for us. Love his aggressiveness.

  215. AROD fan June 18th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Clemente wasn’t lazy and non-chalant like Cano. He was like Jeter—- an ambassador of the game. Always hustled, ran hard, executed in big spots etc.

    Talent wise they are similar but Clemente’s approach to the game was much better than Cano’s
    ————–
    sorry but this is just about the dumbest comment ever written on this blog. pay attention.

  216. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 18th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    everyone also said that there was no way the mutts where going to win the series at fenway, but they did. thats just baseball.

  217. brent June 18th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    I received an email from a former friend, that says the following:

    The more money the Yankees spend,the worst they play.Oh by the way Arod is an expensive mistake your’re stuck with for years to come.

    I’m really not a violent person,but HE needs to be dropped kicked!!

  218. Pat M. June 18th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I think all this craziness by the fans and certainly here at The LoHud is a result of not making the postseason last year…..As soon as the club looses a game or two, people are proned to not only hit the panic bitton, but go to extremes that are borderline insanity…..Cano battled in the at bat, took the outside pitch the other way, turns into a dp….He’s a very good player with a tremendous future…Be pleased that he plays in pinstripes….

  219. pat June 18th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    “The decision to rush A=Rod back looks great, doesn’t it?”

    Unless you were saying rushing Alex back is a mistake on May 7th when they were struggling, it’s hard to take it serious now 24 wins later. His ABs in Tampa were like the countdown on New Year Eve with people here checking in for updates.

    I was just looking through the stories for tomorrows paper and every writer seems focused on the fact that Alex has not had a game off since he returned.

    Is more playing time or less playing time the answer? The media in asking the question seems to think less and Girardi and Long by writing him in every night and talking about increasing his pregame workload seem to indicate more.

    Girardi does concede they may have pushed him too much playing 9 straight against the Rays, Sox and Mets but he has no plans to give him a day in the upcoming week.

  220. brent June 18th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Love Gardner’s base running.

  221. Dazz June 18th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Interleague has not been kind to us in recent years

    In 05, we lost 2 series to Milwaukee and St. Louis
    In 06, we lost 2\3 in Washington. 2 of the worst games you can lose
    In 07, we went 1-5 on that Colorado/San Francisco trip
    Last year, we lost a series to the Reds and Pirates

  222. CB June 18th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    “Clemente wasn’t lazy and non-chalant like Cano. He was like Jeter—- an ambassador of the game. Always hustled, ran hard, executed in big spots etc.

    Talent wise they are similar but Clemente’s approach to the game was much better than Cano’s is.”

    You don’t know a lot about baseball history do you?

    GB7 is completely correct and he would most definitely know this history. Clemente used to get pilloried by fans and the press for being “lazy” or some variant of that.

    And Clemente was not a patient hitter at all. He was very aggressive and wasn’t one to try to work out a walk.

    The perception we have of Clemente is far from how he was perceived during his playing days.

    It’s a remarkable and strange aspect of baseball. So many players who have come to be revered were treated terribly when they were playing.

    But not many are referred to as “lazy.” Clemente was one of them.

    David Wells was loved in NY. I can’t say I remember him being called “lazy” too often despite being horribly out of shape and not taking conditioning seriously. Somehow he was just kind of “lovable.”

  223. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    “I think all this craziness by the fans and certainly here at The LoHud is a result of not making the postseason last year…..As soon as the club looses a game or two, people are proned to not only hit the panic bitton, but go to extremes that are borderline insanity…..Cano battled in the at bat, took the outside pitch the other way, turns into a dp….He’s a very good player with a tremendous future…Be pleased that he plays in pinstripes….”

    Agreed. There is so much sensitivity to one loss. The Mets went into Boston w/ reserves and took 2 out of 3, where was the panick there ? I think it’ll all even itself out.

  224. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Pat M.
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:29 am
    I think all this craziness by the fans and certainly here at The LoHud is a result of not making the postseason last year…..As soon as the club looses a game or two, people are proned to not only hit the panic bitton, but go to extremes that are borderline insanity…..Cano battled in the at bat, took the outside pitch the other way, turns into a dp….He’s a very good player with a tremendous future…Be pleased that he plays in pinstripes….

    ————————————————————

    He’s a fine player, close to outstanding. It’s up to him to make that big leap forward. It appears to be the year he makes the move. I’m sure you read my comparison to Cano and Clemente as to the styles and early public and media perceptions of them. I won’t repeat it if you’ve read it.

    By the way…Do you remember Jim Maloney of the 1960s Reds teams? Damned..what a pitcher, until they burned him out by age 30.

  225. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    CB, the other knock on Clemente was that he was a malingerer and hypochondriac. In his last couple of years, he had a bad back, and the doctors determined that because he was so muscled and lean (no body fat) that he had a permanent knot in his back that for years had been pressing against the nerves along the spine. He was truly one of the most gracefully beautiful ball players to watch.

  226. AZ Four June 18th, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Matt
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Clemente wasn’t lazy and non-chalant like Cano. He was like Jeter—- an ambassador of the game. Always hustled, ran hard, executed in big spots etc.

    Talent wise they are similar but Clemente’s approach to the game was much better than Cano’s is.

    —————————–

    LOL Please stop

  227. Pat M. June 18th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    BG, I thought your comparison to the Great Roberto Clemente was perfect…As for No Hit Maloney, Joey Jay ( ? ) and O’Toole were the staff of a very ggos Reds team in the early 60′s…The came the Dodgers with Koufax & Drysdale, and that was one of the best 1-2 punch in the game’s history….Maloney no-hit the Mets ????

  228. CB June 18th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    GB7,

    I never got to see Clemente play but I’ve read a lot about him. And you’re point on the way he was treated was a very good one.

    It’s sort of bizarre thing to refer to a highly trained athlete performing at the highest level of competition “lazy” isn’t it.

    One would think that putting in the work to be a professional player precludes frank “laziness.”

    It’s the worst sort of insult to hurl at someone. It’s not enough that this is baseball and players are going to fail – it’s that he’s failing because he’s simply not trying.

    Now fans think of Clemente and it’s hard to believe that man would have been treated disrespectfully. But oh well, he was.

    It’s funny how some things haven’t changed all that much.

  229. beverleyhills June 18th, 2009 at 12:51 am

    They should trade Melky, Robbie, and Pena. The 3 of them suck. They cost the game.

  230. stuart June 18th, 2009 at 12:52 am

    did not see the game but cano had a 9 pitch AB at the end. anyway you slice it that is a good AB.

    Gardner in late tight games with his speed can make a huge difference..

    Pen pitched well tonight… nothing except HR’s sound familiar????

  231. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 12:56 am

    “They should trade Melky, Robbie, and Pena. The 3 of them suck. They cost the game.”

    LOL this stupid good. You prbly think that’s a word.

  232. Papa Smurf June 18th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Zodiac
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:26 am
    Gardner is doing great off the bench for us. Love his aggressiveness.

    ———————————————————

    Yeah he is also hitting 333 with an OBP of 423 in his last 45 at bats. He is turning into a valuable role player.

  233. Jones June 18th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    BeverleyHills,

    I think you’ve been in that sun too long, Cali.

    They don’t suck. Melky has been a success and we probably wouldn’t have some of those wins without him. Cano is fine, I don’t understand the criticism he’s recieveing. & Pena messed up on that one play, but he’s a rookie, he’ll learn. I think he brings a lot to this team defensively. He’s been a great surprise for the Yankees. Why are you so stupid to knock them?

  234. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Pat M.
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:45 am
    BG, I thought your comparison to the Great Roberto Clemente was perfect…As for No Hit Maloney, Joey Jay ( ? ) and O’Toole were the staff of a very ggos Reds team in the early 60’s…The came the Dodgers with Koufax & Drysdale, and that was one of the best 1-2 punch in the game’s history….Maloney no-hit the Mets ????

    ————————————————————

    In the early part of the ’60s, the Braves had quite a good staff with Burdette Buhl and some old geezer named Spahn. The Giants had quite a staff, too.

    I think it was in 1965 that Maloney had a No hitter through 10 innings and gave up a hit in the 11th to lose, 1-0. Later that year, he completed another 10 inning no hitter to win, and the following year, had just a boring 9 inning no hitter. Man, could he throw hard…big knee buckling Koufax type curve.

    Cinncy also had a knuckle baller named Bob Purky that won 23 one year and 15-16 the next.

  235. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    “Pen pitched well tonight… nothing except HR’s sound familiar????”

    Sounds like Matt Holliday in 2010 baby !, versatility !

    *sarcasm*

  236. Pat M. June 18th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    GB, wasn’t Clemente on deck when Maz hit the walkoff hr vs. Terry in 1960…..I think it was like Mays was on deck when Thompson hit his walkoff vs. Baranca in 51….I wasn’t born yet for the shot around the world, but I was 8 and remember Terry serving up that dinger and watching Berra looking up at the 400ft. mark……A very long hr, but Maz’s drive would not have been a hr in The Stadium…..Damn Casey, should have had Ford open up that series…

  237. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    CB
    June 18th, 2009 at 12:46 am
    GB7,

    I never got to see Clemente play but I’ve read a lot about him. And you’re point on the way he was treated was a very good one.

    It’s sort of bizarre thing to refer to a highly trained athlete performing at the highest level of competition “lazy” isn’t it.

    One would think that putting in the work to be a professional player precludes frank “laziness.”

    It’s the worst sort of insult to hurl at someone. It’s not enough that this is baseball and players are going to fail – it’s that he’s failing because he’s simply not trying.

    Now fans think of Clemente and it’s hard to believe that man would have been treated disrespectfully. But oh well, he was.

    It’s funny how some things haven’t changed all that much.

    ————————————————————I got to see him play a lot in Chicago and on tv against Milwaukee. Amazing player. It was like watching Barishnakov doing ballet in spikes.

    From Stargell to Oliver to Parker and the white players, they all said that Clemente taught all of them the proper way to make plays at their positions, how to hit, how to play baseball, though he did say not to copy his style of hitting.

  238. mike June 18th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    No… Ryan Sweeny would have used his outfield defense and athleticism to win the game today

  239. m June 18th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    beverley(sp)hills was joking.

    I don’t see why Cano’s getting so much grief. He was basically our only offense for the last two games.

    How did Wang look? Watching Yuse’s innings now. Looks gooood.

    How much of that aggressiveness and pop will he take back to the starting pitcher role? He looks laid back Cali as a starter. Yuse also looks comfortable in his new role, but edgier.

  240. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Pat M.
    June 18th, 2009 at 1:04 am
    GB, wasn’t Clemente on deck when Maz hit the walkoff hr vs. Terry in 1960…..I think it was like Mays was on deck when Thompson hit his walkoff vs. Baranca in 51….I wasn’t born yet for the shot around the world, but I was 8 and remember Terry serving up that dinger and watching Berra looking up at the 400ft. mark……A very long hr, but Maz’s drive would not have been a hr in The Stadium…..Damn Casey, should have had Ford open up that series…

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, he was. Sadly, if Stengel hadn’t burned Terry in the bullpen from the second inning through the 8th, he could have polished them off. Stengel had him completely warmed up in each of those 7 innings.

  241. Pat M. June 18th, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Bob Purky was the other starter for the Reds I coudn’t think of…..I saw Maloney pitch at Shea, but it wasn’t his no-no…..Yeah he could bring it…The 50-60′s had the greatest power hitters in the game, but the late 50′s and 60′s also had the greatest pitchers of all time as well……Baseball at it’s zenith of talent……

  242. JINT June 18th, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Hughes needs to be in the rotation

    He is one of our 5 best starters

  243. Brandon ! "B/C I SUPPORT ROBI CANO !" June 18th, 2009 at 1:11 am

    “No… Ryan Sweeny would have used his outfield defense and athleticism to win the game today”

    Matt Holliday would have swung his 500 + foot HR making wand in this game and made everything better.

  244. m June 18th, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Jint,

    Didn’t like the move initially, but if you really think about it, it could be a brilliant move.

    It’s conserving his innings, and he can be stretched out for the stretch run. He’ll be nice and fresh.

  245. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Pat M.
    June 18th, 2009 at 1:09 am
    Bob Purky was the other starter for the Reds I coudn’t think of…..I saw Maloney pitch at Shea, but it wasn’t his no-no…..Yeah he could bring it…The 50-60’s had the greatest power hitters in the game, but the late 50’s and 60’s also had the greatest pitchers of all time as well……Baseball at it’s zenith of talent……

    ————————————————————

    I had the opportunity to watch the greatest pitching duel in history on tv with Milwaukee and the Giants. 16 innings, two complete games between a 42 year old Spahn and a 23 year old Juan Marichal in the rain at Candlestick. Spahn lost 1-0 on a 1 out home run by Mays in the 16th inning.

  246. Xander-(Rochester) June 18th, 2009 at 1:18 am

    “They should trade Melky, Robbie, and Pena. The 3 of them suck. They cost the game.”

    I hope your joking. Right? The 3 of them are fine, man

  247. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Pat M.
    June 18th, 2009 at 1:09 am
    Bob Purky was the other starter for the Reds I coudn’t think of…..I saw Maloney pitch at Shea, but it wasn’t his no-no…..Yeah he could bring it…The 50-60’s had the greatest power hitters in the game, but the late 50’s and 60’s also had the greatest pitchers of all time as well……Baseball at it’s zenith of talent……

    ————————————————————

    No question about it. You can’t even count the no-doubt HOFers from that period.

  248. NYYanksFan June 18th, 2009 at 1:28 am

    Pedro Martinez says his agent is in negotiations with Rays and Cubs.

    Rays, please. Who’s your daddy never gets old.

  249. Pat M. June 18th, 2009 at 1:34 am

    GB, didn’t the story line of that game go like this….Marichal was asked how he felt after 14 innings and his response was that there’s a 42 yearold pitcher sitting over there and if he can continue pitching , I’m certianly going to start the 15th…..

  250. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Pat M.
    June 18th, 2009 at 1:34 am
    GB, didn’t the story line of that game go like this….Marichal was asked how he felt after 14 innings and his response was that there’s a 42 yearold pitcher sitting over there and if he can continue pitching , I’m certianly going to start the 15th…..

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, basically Marichal said that he was stay ing in the game as long as Spahn did. The game was in July of ’63, and Spahn said later that it was that game that pretty much ruined his arm. He said that during that year, he hadn’t felt as good as that in years and he had actually added a couple of miles on his fastball. (I wonder if the old man was using some of his horse serum?)

  251. Mr. Faded Glory June 18th, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Pete, don’t you think you’re going a little overboard with the “if the Yankees don’t sweep it’s an embarrassment” stuff? A 3-2 loss is “hideous”? No team goes 0-162. The Nats have some hitters. It’s a single game. You’re setting the Yankees up to fail.

  252. Pat M. June 18th, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Calling it a night, I was cleared to start physical rehab tomorrow…..11 weeks after reconstructive hip surgery, about 5 weeks earlier than expected….Rehab is 12 weeks, I plan on getting thru it in 6…..I miss golf….I plan on being on the links by mid- August…..

  253. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 18th, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Tough one tonight. Wang pitched with such heart. We’ll get it tomorrow.

    -Swisher’s Twitter

  254. brent June 18th, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Hughes is pitching his butt off and should be in the rotation. His day will come,he sees an opening.He’s a great help to the YANKEES NOW.

  255. sevrox June 18th, 2009 at 5:35 am

    To all ledge-jumping wrist-slicing waste product post-’04 Yankee fans pushing panic buttons.

    If the season were to end today – the Yanks would be in the playoffs.

    ’nuff said.

    Only complaint I have about last night is that the Yanks should have stepped out of the box with a degree of consistency in order to throw Lannan’s rhythm off. (I believe) Tex was the only one to do it, and that was only once and in the 9th inning. Lannan was far too comfortable on the mound – impressive start for a team with not much to look forward to this year. And that would be the Nats I’m talking about.

    Doreen – all due respect – I checked out your photos of your Yankee stadium visit – yer purty %$#@! hot!

    All due respect ‘o course.

  256. Mike S. June 18th, 2009 at 6:23 am

    No, Mazeroski batted 8th. Clemente was not on deck behind Maz. The pitcher, Harvey Haddix, was due to bat after Mazeroski in that Game 7 of 1960. Whether he was on deck or a PH, I don’t know.

    You can check the boxscore on http://www.baseballreference.com yourself.

    About last night…even the 1962 Mets won 40 games….

  257. Mike June 18th, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Everyone Calm down . . Lets win the series and move onto Florida.

  258. Lara08 June 18th, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Alert: Dodgers lost to the A’s last night. Their season is over too.

  259. Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 7:20 am

    That loss last night is no ones fault but Girardi’s. When is he going to wake up and finally MANAGE the frickin team???

    Either send A-rod there or put the bunt down for Gardner to get home and tie the game. ATROCIOUS.

    And dont get me wrong, Im not on the bandwagon with all these other clowns saying how this loss to the Nats is more than it really is. This is a professionals baseball team.

    I am just so disgusted with Girardi because he single handidly lost the game for us last night.

  260. Patrick June 18th, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Well you can’t win them all, 2 out of 3 is fine.

    Tough loss, especially because the Yanks had a great shot at winning. Oh well, hopefully they play today but this weather isn’t looking good.

  261. Giuseppe Franco June 18th, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 7:20 am

    That loss last night is no ones fault but Girardi’s. When is he going to wake up and finally MANAGE the frickin team???

    Either send A-rod there or put the bunt down for Gardner to get home and tie the game. ATROCIOUS.

    And dont get me wrong, Im not on the bandwagon with all these other clowns saying how this loss to the Nats is more than it really is. This is a professionals baseball team.

    I am just so disgusted with Girardi because he single handidly lost the game for us last night.

    ———————–

    You obviously don’t understand this game at all.

    First off, Cano does not bunt. He probably hasn’t even attempted a bunt in years. That’s not his game and not what he does. A bad bunt by Cano does nothing to advance Gardner from third.

    Secondly, why the hell would you give up an out in that situation when a simple medium fly ball ties the game?

    You’d be doing the Nats an enormous favor because you would then need a basehit by Posada to tie the game because you now have two outs.

    Thirdly, A-Rod is three months recovered from hip surgery and he’s not running at 100% yet.

    What happens if A-Rod gets thrown out at second?

    Well, then you’ve just shot yourself in the foot because there are now two outs and a simple fly ball no longer ties the game – it ends it.

    Think about what you’re saying before you make such ridiculously absurd suggestions.

  262. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 7:40 am

    You wanted Cano or Arod to squeeze Gardner in? That would be dumb baseball because neither guy can bunt and, in Cano’s case, you have the hottest hitter on the team up in a run scoring situation.

    How about this novel theory? Sometimes, a team just gets beat. It happens. Its baseball.

    The pitcher has control of the game. That’s why even bad teams occasionally win games. If a pitcher throws a good game, like Lannen did last night, it gives a team a chance.

    Its not anybody’s “fault”. No one player, coach or manager, “singlehandedly” lost the game, or any of the other nonsense we read on here after every loss.

    And please, stop with the ridiculous, “if they miss the playoffs by one game” nonsensse. If they make the playoffs by 5 games, nobody will look back on anything. You can play the dumb numbers games both ways.

    What’s funny about all the angst from so many of the people who come emotionally unglued after every loss is, the same people who write the same thing after every loss.

    “Bench whomever is slumping”. Sounds like a plan with a couple of “problems” with it. One, they don’t have anybody to put in to replace said slumping player. In other words, benching Arod and playing Angel Berroa is a dumb idea. Two, a slumping player, Arod for example, isn’t going to get hits from the bench.

    The same folks wanted Tex benched in April. How did that “plan” work out?

    Ripping on Robbie Cano is pretty funny. In this series alone, he’s made 5 plays few if any second baseman in baseball make, and he’s 10-20 in his last 5 games. Yup, let’s bench him. Makes sense to me.

    Stop being such babies. Wang looked much better last night, and you just turn the page after bad nights and move on.

    If you are going to become emotionally unglued after every game, find another blog to write your drivel. Its really boring reading some of the nonsense on here after losses. Comical but, boring.

  263. randy l. June 18th, 2009 at 7:48 am

    69 pitches
    69 pitches
    91 pitches

    wang is now ready to begin his season.
    up until now he was just getting into starter shape.

    next game he should be able to able to go 90 + pitches again and maybe 100.

    10 ground balls 2 fly balls.
    that’s the best news of the night.

    this was a very big step for wang and the yankees.
    he still may go backwards in some games and it’s important that the yankees don’t overreact in any one bad game.

    wang is making steady progress and the yankees need to stay the course.
    if wang gets back to full strength,the yankees will be the best team in their division.
    if he doesn’t they will likely be battling for the wild card.

    even with wang back,there is virtually no chance that present yankee starters will make all their starts. hughes will get his starts one way or another. my question is if he’s in the bullpen throwing short innings how does he keep his starter conditioning for an emergency start (and that is how a start will probably come)?

    i’d hate to see him rushed into the rotation and get stretched out in the hurry up fashion joba was last year that may have resulted in arm problems for joba later in the season.

    if the yankees are going to keep hughes in the bullpen , they need to be using him at least three innings more often. there should be opportunities where a starter goes 5-6 innings and hughes can finish the game.

  264. Tom in N.J June 18th, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Lannan has a 3.38 era, he’s no scrub.

  265. Tom in N.J June 18th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Heck, even the ’98 yankees lost to the Devil Rays…

  266. Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    “First off, Cano does not bunt. He probably hasn’t even attempted a bunt in years. That’s not his game and not what he does. A bad bunt by Cano does nothing to advance Gardner from third.”

    Listen, Its too early in the morning and I am not trying to argue yet. Just want to have a baseball discussion.

    I am under the impression Cano is a professional baseball player which means he should know how to bunt. End of story. I dont care that he hasn’t bunted in years, a lefty bunt to the first base side SCORED Gardener no matter what. Even a crappy bunt.

    It just seems like we always play for big inning. With 22 come from behind wins maybe I shouldnt be complaining as I guess it has been working.

    I just think last night could have went differently and I wouldve put down that bunt.

    There was literally only one bad thing that could have happened in that at bat, and thats what happened. A DP.

    So im playing that play close to the chest IMO.

  267. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Tom,

    Exactly. He’s no scrub at all and they lost a bat in the lineup with Jeter out.

    The overreaction over a loss always amazes me here. Its as if folks have never been through a baseball season.

    The Red Sox right now are in a stretch where they are playing 12 of 15 at home. It stands to reason they are going to gain some games because they are such a good home team.

    I often wonder what the posts would look like on here if there was an internet on July 24, 1978. On that date, the Yankees were 14 1/2 games out of first place and the Red Sox were cruising. There was no WC to fall back on.

    Over/under on, “the season is over” posts?

    If you don’t know what happened that season, go back and read baseball history books.

    Like Randy said, Wang is the story last night. With everything swirling around that kid, big start, first child being born, he put together his best effort of the year. Its a BIG step in the right direction.

  268. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 7:57 am

    You don’t bunt your hottest hitter in an RBI situation.

    Would you bunt Albert Pujols with a runner on third?

    That’s not a baseball discussion. That’s foolishness.

    Not every professional baseball player knows how to bunt.

    So, you would rather have a guy do something he isn’t good at doing instead of having do something he is good at doing, which is hitting and driving in runs.

    It didn’t work. That’s baseball. Taking the bat out of his hands, which having a guy who doesn’t bunt would do, isn’t good strategy. In fact, its bad strategy.

  269. Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 8:00 am

    “Secondly, why the hell would you give up an out in that situation when a simple medium fly ball ties the game?”

    A sac fly and a squeeze but are theoretically the same thing. Trading an out for a run.

    If either happens, Posada would have had to come out with 2 outs on. And you know what, with a tied game with 2 outs in the 9th….I like my chances with Posada.

    And take a step back before you start questioning people’s knowledge of the game. You dont know whos who and there are PLENTY of people who believe that bunt should have been down.

  270. Lara08 June 18th, 2009 at 8:02 am

    “I often wonder what the posts would look like on here if there was an internet on July 24, 1978. On that date, the Yankees were 14 1/2 games out of first place and the Red Sox were cruising. There was no WC to fall back on.”

    They would not have lived to see the end of the season because the suicide rates would have gone up.

    This is beyond annoyed or frustrated with a loss. There are a few people who don’t have a healthy relationship with sports.

  271. Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 8:03 am

    “Would you bunt Albert Pujols with a runner on third?”

    SJ,

    Cano is no Pujols, cmon. That so different and you know it.

    All Im asking is WHY NOT put it down? Even if its a bad bunt, with GGBG breaking from Third the game is tied. It is safe baseball. To say its not even a discussion is simply an American League way of thinking in that situation.

  272. Lara08 June 18th, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Cano had just gone 4-4 and he had a HR in the game. He wasn’t struggling. He should have been swinging not bunting.

  273. joesit.(ragman) June 18th, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Getting in late with post,but here goes. The thing is that we all look for success and realize cant win em all, however each game, each AB we look for effort. Teix runs his butt off and scores where most are standing on 3rd at best. EFFORT, please look like you care then we can accept those 70% failures on a given play. Win 6/10 with a 200M payroll and we are happy. Do some little things and some big things. A win is a win. Be it April, June or Sept.

  274. Betsy June 18th, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Davidoff’s idea about how to use Phil is fine for now, but that should not be a permanenet solution. If Joba hits his innings limits, Phil should replace him in the rotation while he goes to the pen. If Joba is not going to be removed, then Phil needs to go down.

  275. Awful June 18th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    What a pathetic team… if they weren’t given those two games that were gift wrapped by Castillo and Elijah Dukes they would have lost 7 of 8

    HA

    What a joke $200+ million for this garbage… you have to be kidding me

  276. Doreen June 18th, 2009 at 8:16 am

    SJ44 -

    Sadly, it’s not even comical anymore. I was getting agita last night. I really need to stop reading game threads. Really. :)

    Randy l -

    Girardi in last night’s post-game noted that Wang was smiling coming in from the bullpen. Sounds like he may have leaped a “mental hurdle” (lack of better terminology at this hour) as well. I was happy he got 91 pitches in and that he kept the game in control. But for two bad plays (calls), he was in a position to actually win the game (well, get a no decision, but you know what I mean).

    I like Hughes from the pen and I think getting these ML hitters out in the later innings can only do good things for his confidence. He’s been very aggressive. Again, I think this is something that, when he does finally start, will come with him. I initially thought he absolutely should go back to SWB, but I’m not so sure anymore – except for a short stint later on, perhaps.

    This whole Cano “thing” gets me upset. He had a 9-pitch final at-bat last night. He was patient. He was looking for his pitch. He battled. He didn’t end well, but the execution of that at-bat was good. Sometimes, it’s not going to end well. I don’t want to belabor a point (or points) that others have made, and better than I could. But I find some “fans” a lot more frustrating than the team itself. You’d think the Yankees were in last place with all the moaning and groaning.

    I am tired of rain and gray skies and chilly weather. I’m sure those conditions are helpful to ARod’s healing process. Just a thought.

  277. Giuseppe Franco June 18th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 8:00 am

    “Secondly, why the hell would you give up an out in that situation when a simple medium fly ball ties the game?”

    A sac fly and a squeeze but are theoretically the same thing. Trading an out for a run.

    If either happens, Posada would have had to come out with 2 outs on. And you know what, with a tied game with 2 outs in the 9th….I like my chances with Posada.

    And take a step back before you start questioning people’s knowledge of the game. You dont know whos who and there are PLENTY of people who believe that bunt should have been down.

    —————-

    I will question anyone’s knowledge of the game when you suggest that he does something he’s not good at doing and willingly take the bat out of the hands of your hottest hitter.

    Maybe that’s something you try with a guy like Ramiro Pena, Melky, Cervelli, Angel Berroa, or Jose Molina at the plate.

    But not a .300 hitter like Cano who has been murdering the ball lately and probably doesn’t even know how to bunt.

  278. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    If plenty of people thought the bunt was the play there, then plenty of people know nothing about baseball.

    A sac fly is not the same thing as a bunt. Its two completely different hitting tasks. Cano can swing to hit sac flies. He’s not a bunter.

    Cano is an RBI guy. He’s not a bunter. He’s hitting fifth in the order. There isn’t a fifth place hitter in the game who is bunting in that situation.

    Its a bad, bad baseball play. Especially with a guy who came into the AB hitting .500 in his last 5 games and was their hottest hitter.

  279. Doreen June 18th, 2009 at 8:18 am

    ** are NOT helpful to ARod’s healing process. Sheesh!

  280. Betsy June 18th, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Randy, that’s what I’ve been asking……..but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Yankees put Phil back in the rotation for as start here and there (after not being stretched out)

  281. 86w183 June 18th, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I would not have bunted Cano for all the reasons that have been stated plus one more. He might have popped up the bunt and that would have been an ever worse game-ending double play. The bottom line is he didn’t deliver.

    However I do not share the arrogant view that those of you who would have bunted don’t know baseball. Gardner’s speed got the tying run to 3B and utilizing that speed to “steal” a run is not farfetched. It’s a debatable point, as would be starting Alex since they were paying zero attention to him.

    The offensive approach last night was as bad as bad can be. Everyone tried to pull the ball which is the exactly wrong way to go after a guy who’s best pitch is a change. I put at least some of that on the braintrust (or lack thereof) in the dugout.

  282. Betsy June 18th, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Also, I’m happy for Wang that things seem to be improving for him on the mound. It’s good for him and it’s good for the team – they need him. When he’s right, he eats innings…..and very effectively, too. Getting him back on track means it would be like the Yankees making a trade. I’m nervous for his start in Atlanta because he’s got to run. I would have no problem with Joe just telling Wang to stand up there and take 3 strikes.

  283. Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 8:24 am

    What about a hit and run??

    I would try something to get it going and get the DP out of the question.

    And I know baseball, I just have a different opinion of what should have happened. Does it differ from yours? Yea, I gues but thats whats good about playing MOdnay morning QB

    I think the bunt should of went down. either that or a hit and run. ANYTHING that would have gotten that DP out of effect.

  284. Doreen June 18th, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Awful -

    But they DID win those games. They could have lost them. Tex could have jogged to the next base after ARod hit the pop-up. And I don’t recall the Elijah Dukes play.

    But the point is they WON. Why is that a problem????

    Every game presents new situations. New starts. New opportunities. New possibilities. Yesterday is done, over, caput.

  285. william June 18th, 2009 at 8:26 am

    SJ,

    Of course no comments from you about Cano loafing his way to first base. The guy didn’t even hustle down the line.

    And he’s no Pujols. Not even close. Cano is the last guy you would want up there trying to get that runner in from 3rd. He’s stunk with RISP his whole career and that isn’t going to change this season.

  286. william June 18th, 2009 at 8:27 am

    “Tex could have jogged to the next base after ARod hit the pop-up.”

    True, just look at that idiot Cano, who couldn’t be bothered to run hard to first base on his DP ball.

  287. Doreen June 18th, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Betsy,

    I think I remember reading that Wang has been told not to swing and if he somehow gets on base, he’s to go station to station, regardless of the situation.

  288. Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I know Cano’s been hot but you have to do SOMETHING there to make damned sure the run gets home and no just put the bat in his hand and hope for the best.

    Bunt, hit and run, steal, something something something.

  289. Carl June 18th, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Lol @ the baby is cute, he looks like me

  290. Awful June 18th, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Elijah Dukes not being able to catch the ball in the outfield??

    He dropped Tex’s ball and let Cano hit one over his head… an avg CF makes both those plays

  291. HA! June 18th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    I think the biggest problem with last night’s game was not sending A-Rod and allowing a DP. If they had sent him he would have probably made it given how close he was to second.

  292. Doreen June 18th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Awful -

    But he didn’t make the play.

    Many if not most baseball games are won because one team capitalizes on the mistakes of the other team.

    I am not going to complain about WINS for crying out loud! It’s bad enough the nit-picking that goes on for every loss.

  293. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 8:35 am

    He didn’t loaf down the line. The ball was hit on the nose, right at the SS. He could have been Carl Crawford and he wasn’t beating out that play.

    Here is the problem with sending Arod in that situation. You give up the hole between second and first. That limits where Cano can hit the ball.

    Its also a risky play because if Cano hits a line drive when Arod is running, its an easy DP and Posada dosen’t get a chance to hit.

    The one result you don’t want is for him to hit it on the ground at somebody. He did and that’s baseball.

    You can’t protect every situation. He had a great AB. It didn’t work out. That’s the way it goes.

  294. Giuseppe Franco June 18th, 2009 at 8:37 am

    SJ,

    Honestly, between the idiotic complaining, moronic suggestions, the stupid booing and just overall lack of understanding of this game often leads me to believe that the Yanks have the worst fanbase in MLB.

    These are the same bridge jumpers who call for Girardi’s head after every loss, demand that guys who are slumping be benched or traded, and advocate letting Wang rot in the pen because they have no patience to get him right and improve the team.

    They also prove they have the brain activity of a cantaloupe by booing A-Rod, Teixeira, Wang, and even Mo when they aren’t performing well and have the gall to make an out.

    Yankee fans are worse than Red Sox fans. There’s no doubt about it. It’s not even debatable.

    Case in point, David Ortiz couldn’t have played worse than he has the last couple of months but the Fenway Faithful give him standing ovations in support even after he grounds weakly to the right side of the infield and is mired in the worst slump of his career.

    I never thought I’d say this but Yankee fans could learn something from Red Sox fans.

  295. RhapsodyInBlue June 18th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    If A-Rod was caught stealing second there would be second guessing about that too.

  296. Janet62 June 18th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Pena didn’t drop the throw to second on the steal attempt. Mr. Wonderful (Posada) bounced the damn throw. But no one, not you, or Flaherty, or anyone covering this team will criticize Posada, for some unknown reason. He bounced the throw. Watch the replay.

  297. Paul-v June 18th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    It doesn’t help comparing this current Yankees team,to past teams.

    On paper if you go by stats only,1st place is theirs. I Look at how the players are actually performing.Some are under performing their stats.Why is this,is the enigma ?

  298. randy l. June 18th, 2009 at 8:41 am

    “I am tired of rain and gray skies and chilly weather. I’m sure those conditions are helpful to ARod’s healing process. Just a thought”

    the yankees shouldn’t be afraid to give him a day off from time to time either.

  299. Tom in N.J June 18th, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Dick Stuart was on deck when Bill Mazeroski hit his home run in the WS.

    “I was kneeling in the on-deck circle, thinking I was going to be the hero. And all of a sudden, I was out on the field jumping around,” Dick Stuart said in an interview with AP.”

  300. Doreen June 18th, 2009 at 8:44 am

    randy l -

    Agreed. I’m surprised he continues to be out there every game. Maybe they get rained out tonight? Forced rest. But if Jeter’s still out, they won’t take ARod out, too.

  301. 86w183 June 18th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Dukes could have made those plays, but to say he “dropped” Tex’s shot is just plain false. And every outfielder on the planet will tell you the harest play is the hard line drive right at them that carries.

    It was an ugly loss and mostly on the offense, but Pena has to catch that throw… that’s an out. The first base umpire can’t blow a call that wasn’t all that close.. that’s an out. And Melky can’t dive for a ball that’s sooooo far away. That should have been a scoreless inning.

  302. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    GF,

    All you need to do is look at the way the Sox fans are treating Ortiz right now and look at the booing Arod is getting at every AB. Its pathetic. It really is.

    And before the 10 year olds chime in, “ARod doesn’t have any rings”, Members of this “fan base” have booed Mariano Rivera this year and will tell you its their “right” to do so.

    Mariano Freaking Rivera! If there is ANY PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THIS ORGANIZATION who shouldn’t be booed its Mariano Rivera.

    Fact is, there is a generation of Yankee fans who became Yankee fans because they were a Dynasty. That’s it. No real love of the team. They just loved winning and climbed on the bandwagon.

    They believe its their birthright, since many of them have only been born for under 20 years, the Yankees win every year. Recently, they have convinced themselves they should win every game.

    No losses. EVER. 162-0 or everybody needs to be fired or benched.

    Even the wins don’t bring them any happiness because they aren’t good enough wins. The college football mentality seeping into baseball talk.

    I also find the Chien Ming Wang hate especially distrubing. What in the world has Wang done to make folks hate him?

    He had the “nerve” to get hurt last year in Houston. An injury that has ENDED careers because of its seriousness.

    The Yankees screw up his rehab. His agents make their share of mistakes, and this guy literally has to fix himself in the middle of a season due to the screwups of his employer and his representative.

    Instead of supporting a guy like that, folks turn on him.

    It was nice to see the fans at the ballpark cheer him and root for him. It makes me think there is some hope for us in the fan base after all.

    Bottom line though, at least when it comes to blogs, too many crybabies, too many bridgejumpers, too many people who know nothing about baseball, and too many racists.

    All you have to do is read the swill folks right about Cano to know where I’m coming from with the last comment.

  303. Bill June 18th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I think CMW passed his “test” and should continue in the rotation. Kind of surprised to see Joe hedging a bit in the postgame. CMW had better velocity and sink in Boston but better control and mixed up his pitches last night. He did a pretty good job.
    It’s not going to happen but I’d like to see PH take Andy’s spot in the rotation. At this point in their careers I think PH gives the NYY a better chance than Andy. The more PH pitches the better he’ll get, but Andy will just continue the slide he started last year. But, as I said, it’s not going to happen.
    Joba needs to give the NYY innings today. I doubt Joe will use the Phils and with Andy pitching tomorrow the ‘pen could get burned up in a hurry.

  304. Kelvin Ace June 18th, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Rain Delay today? anyone?

  305. bru June 18th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    this team is a great team,one of the top 5 in baseball maybe top 2 or 3 or when all is said & done maybe the best.
    we will see.

    the thing that bothers me is almost every game is a struggle right down to the wire even when cc pitches.

    can’t we have one game once in a while where cc or joba pitches a gem?

    we have some great pitchers with electric stuff & we hardly ever see a smooth game.

  306. Kelvin Ace June 18th, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Games at 1pm today? raining heavily in brooklyn :/

  307. Dr. Cox June 18th, 2009 at 8:51 am

    “Honestly, between the idiotic complaining, moronic suggestions, the stupid booing and just overall lack of understanding of this game often leads me to believe that the Yanks have the worst fanbase in MLB.”

    Oh, relax. If everyone just AGREED there would be no blog or it would be boring. You always seem to be on edge.

    All because I personally wanted a bunt down. Jesus.

  308. Boogie Down Bob June 18th, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I’m dissapointed with yesterdays loss, but I must say I was pleased with how Wang pitched.

    He’s showing signs of progress, which is all you can ask for. The key is the Yankees need to continue to put him out there every 5 days, and build up his strength and confidence.

  309. rover June 18th, 2009 at 8:53 am

    The other guys are paid professional baseball players, sometimes they earn their money. Sometimes our guys don’t seem to earn theirs. Its baseball, stats scream it will happen. To single out anyone in that loss is moronic. To get on Cano in particular is ridiculous. Its a game the yankee team failed to take. Had their opps to do so. Didn’t get it done, it happens. Whiners should grow up take the positives in the game and there were some and move on.
    Maybe just maybe you question not sending Arod but there are maybe reasons that didn’t happen. You just wont’ win all of em.

  310. Giuseppe Franco June 18th, 2009 at 8:54 am

    However I do not share the arrogant view that those of you who would have bunted don’t know baseball. Gardner’s speed got the tying run to 3B and utilizing that speed to “steal” a run is not farfetched. It’s a debatable point, as would be starting Alex since they were paying zero attention to him.

    ——————

    It’s not a bad suggestion to bunt in that situation with guys like Pena, Gardner, Molina, or Cervelli – guys that are below average major league hitters and guys that you are CERTAIN know how to bunt.

    Nobody on this board has ever seen Cano lay down a bunt so how do you even suggest a play like that when you don’t even know if Cano has the skill to do it.

    Bunting is a skill like anything else and you have to work on it from time to time to stay sharp. There’s a good chance Cano hasn’t tried to bunt in several years.

  311. Awful June 18th, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Doreen

    The truth hurts doesn’t it

  312. bru June 18th, 2009 at 8:56 am

    wang has to stay in the rotation now.

    back in earlier days they amputated feet when they had wang’s injury if i remember correctly.

  313. 86w183 June 18th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    SJ —

    Take a Midol for cryin’ out loud.

    You are arguably the most astute poster on this site with excellent insight and obvious connections. This just happens to be one of those days when you’ve traded that persona for your pompous ass act. People can criticize things you don’t and it doesn’t make them/us morons, ingrates or racists. By the way, where the helldid that come from? Teixiera was booed.. was that by latino and black racists? Which racists are booing mixed race players and when?

  314. Tom in N.J June 18th, 2009 at 9:00 am

    The idea that Cano is lazy. where did it come from?

    You don’t become a pro baseball player, saying nothing of becoming a top 5 player at his position, by being lazy.

    Cano is a very good ball player. The ball he hit last night was hit hard right at the SS…

  315. Coach6423 June 18th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Wow,

    What a bunch of babies. It’s a baseball season, full of ebbs and flows. You cant live and die on every pitch. If they win today, they win the series, that makes 2 series in a row. That means they won 4 out of 6. That is great baseball.

  316. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Arod had a day off on Monday. He doesn’t need a day off. He needs to keep grinding. That’s how you bust out of slumps.

    As Derek Jeter says, “I haven’t seen a guy yet end a slump from the bench”.

    One other thing that bugs me since this has become a, “what bugs us about some Yankee fans post” lol…..

    Folks who say, “Same old Yankees. I hate watching this team”!.

    To that, I say two things:

    1. Do you even watch the games? Seriously, folks who say, “same old Yankees”, can’t be watching the games this year. This is NOT like last year at all.

    Last year, they won ONE game all year trailing after 8 innings. ONE. This year, SEVEN.

    Now, I’m not a math major but, where I come from, seven is greater than one.

    What does that tell us? This team has FIGHT. Last year’s team did not.

    Even in the games they lose, they often are in position to win.

    Over the course of 162 games, that’s going to make you successful. BIG difference from last year.

    This team plays hard every night. Obviously, the bridgejumpers don’t believe it. However, they don’t know the difference between bad effort and bad results. They lump the two together and that’s not how you do it.

    This has been a fun team to watch so far this year. They have some holes. EVERY team has holes. However, its been a fun ride with these guys so far this year. Personally, I think they are going to be even better the second half of the year.

    2. If you hate watching this team, why do it? Are your parents putting a gun to your collective heads to force you to watch Yankee Baseball? If they are, call Child Services and have them arrested.

    If not, chill the #@#$ out, realize its a long season, and have some fun watching baseball for a change.

    If you can’t do that, here is a suggestion. Try PLAYING baseball every once in a while. If you do, you would see its not as easy a game as it sitting in your living room watching it on TV.

    One other thing. I know enough players in the game to know that as badly as you want them to win, they want it even more than you. They really do.

    They care about their performance and they care about winning. They just realize, unlike too many fans, that you can’t lose your mind over a bad game, week or series.

    Baseball is a grinding sport at the professional level. You keep grinding, you get results. That means, you can’t lose your minds over losses. You just turn the page and go after it the next day.

  317. Hokiehill June 18th, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Personally I think hideous is a bit strong. I’m certainly disappointed not to get a win against a team we should beat but these things happen to everyone.

    First off, Lannan pitched lights out for 8 1/2 innings and absolutely deserved that win…not sure how much better anyone would have done against him last night.

    one thing I would have changed about our approach at the plate would be havnig the batters take a step out of the box after every pitch to slow Lannan down and get him off his rythm…I also would have liked to see the Yankees work up his pitch count a bit more since the Nats pen is terrible. The kid got into a groove and we couldn’t get him out of it.

    I was glad to see Wang pitch better with the pitch to Dunn being the only real mistake. The play at first was kind of close, but the ump should have gotten that right…maybe bang-bang plays like that at 1st should be reviewable? Also the dropped ball by Pena (or bounce by Posada for those taking that approach) was a downer as well. Wang at least earned another shot, but man did Hughes look good as well! Here’s hoping Joba goes at least 6 and the Yankees have another 15-0 type game today, or we at least get to play a game at all.

  318. 86w183 June 18th, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Giuseppe — If you read my post I said I would NOT have had him bunt. I just don’t like the insults being thrown at those who disagree as if it’s not debatable because it is. Cano does only have 10 sac bunts in his career, but he had 7 as a rookie, so he has done it.

  319. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    86,

    Read the game thread. The racists were out in full force last night. Hey, its in the internet, I know they exist.

    Just wish they didn’t exist as Yankee fans. But, the world ain’t cut out that way.

  320. Doreen June 18th, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Awful,

    Not my truth.

  321. Hokiehill June 18th, 2009 at 9:06 am

    SJ, I agree as do most of the sane people on here…the insane will not agree and are not worth the effort…

  322. Steve B June 18th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    “What does that tell us? This team has FIGHT. Last year’s team did not.”

    As I pointed out last night, it would also seem to mean that they fall behind too much.

  323. Paul-v June 18th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Fenway may give Ortiz a pass,but visit *bostondirtdogs.com* They call it like it is, no sugar coating on that blog.

    *How does a person regulate how another person is suppose* *to feel*?

    Last night’s game was a let down,but the fans are entitled to their emotions,without brow beating from other Yankee fan.

    I wished the bats could’ve given Wang more run support.Some of the at bats were awful. The pitcher went 8.1 innings before the last run.This from the worst team in baseball.

    I’ve had this rubbed in my face several times this season,about the bragging the Yankees organization did off season,when they signed CC,AJ,and Texiera.I still think they are great signings but,that’s *their opinion* if they differ. *Like water on a ducks back to me* .

  324. pat June 18th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    The media has decided that the Yankees loss was “hideous” and they should be “embarrassed”.

    I’ve seen hideous and embarrassing losses and they never have anything to do with an opposing teams record. They usually have to do with mental errors and sloppy play.

  325. Lara08 June 18th, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Professional athletes don’t have the luxury of agonizing and over analyzing single games.

    I’ll never say a fan can’t have an opinion or can’t analyze a game but the real pompous attitude comes from some fans who sit on their butts talking about what the players didn’t do and should do like they know something the player doesn’t know.

    And I also love when people comment that Player X is trying to do such and such when they have no idea what is going on in the player’s head.

  326. Matthew B. June 18th, 2009 at 9:09 am

    “True, just look at that idiot Cano, who couldn’t be bothered to run hard to first base on his DP ball.” -William

    Yeah William. Cano went 4-4 on Tuesday and hit a homer in last night’s game. Even if he ran full speed he wasn’t going to make it.

    Please turn in your Yankee bandwagon keys please you FAKE “fan.” You’re a disgrace to real fans!

  327. Matthew B. June 18th, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Oops. Typed “please” twice in last paragraph.

  328. cano he didnt June 18th, 2009 at 9:15 am

    hmm to go alll the was to NY for the game today or not…. crappy weather

  329. Paul-v June 18th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Maybe I missed the some comments on the game thread,but I’ve *never seen a racist comment on the Lohud blog*. Pete wouldn’t tolerate that,I’m sure.

    Their are trolls galore,but when you see the name,ignore the post,skip it all together. *Freedom of speech applies to all*.

  330. Kelvin Ace June 18th, 2009 at 9:21 am

    It might be delayed, I’m in Brooklyn and the weather is awful. Although I hope it doesn’t get canceled or anything, need baseball today.

  331. Fran (the original) and OPPC member June 18th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    The Yankees inability to hit pitchers they have never seen before is annoying. Last night in the post game Alex’s first answer was “We’ve never seen him before”. The Yankees have never seen the pitcher they are supposed to face this afternoon. Hope they can figure him out. And with going into NL parks for the next week they may face pitchers they have never seen. I don’t know what the answer is, but I hope the Yankees figure it out fast.

  332. Lara08 June 18th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Paul racist, biogoted, and prejudiced comments are not just the standard racial slur buzzwords we all know. Most times people’s beliefs derive from stereotypes in society.

    And those comments are based not only on race but gender, age, class, etc.

  333. Fran (the original) and OPPC member June 18th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Kelvin, it is pouring in Queens also.

  334. Lara08 June 18th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I was just reminded of the ignorant caller into Mike Francesca’s show not too long ago. He stated white players work hard, take the game seriously and are willing to give hometown discounts. And Latino players are all about the money.

    That was a derogatory comment about an ethnic group. Which many would find bigoted or even racist.

  335. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Its not a constitution issue Paul but, nice try.

    The Boston Dirt Dogs blog is filled with more idiots per square inch than just about any sports blog in the country.

    They aren’t truthtellers. They are morons.

    I wouldn’t be touting that blog as anything more than hysterical babble.

  336. Aura June 18th, 2009 at 9:27 am

    The thing that depresses me the most about Girardi is how milquetoast he gets in situations that lend themselves to being creative. 1 out bottom of the ninth tying run on 3rd gave Girardi other options to bringing that run home without a hit, which he only has about a 30% chance of getting.

    Having Arod steal 2nd and stop just short of the bag with Gardner waiting in the wings for the throw through.

    Suicide squeeze – of course the fact that no one bunts their way off the island Cano came from precludes that option

    stealing home – Gardner is blazing fast, Bard was obviously bumbling, all they had to do was wait for a situation that called for an off speed pitch.

    hit and run – this to me was the best and only option – Cano has been a fantastic contact hitter this year and a ground ball with Arod in motion most certainly ties the game.

    Girardi had all these options at his disposal and he went with the Torre option. Doesn’t he understand that the reason he replaced Torre is because Torre was so uncreative in such situations? He has to be different especially since he is so lacking in the other departments where Torre was a master.

  337. Paul-v June 18th, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I meant to say above that the pitcher for the Nats went 9.1 innings not 8.1.

  338. Wow. June 18th, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Plenty of racist comments here, mostly implicit, and mostly about Cano. It’s undeniable and pretty shocking. I’m all for freedom of speech – I’m a lawyer and a fan of the Constitution so I don’t need a reminder, Paul-v — not a Constitutional issue, btw…I’m also a Yankee fan and I’ll never understand the hatred and hostility towards a team that has given us a pretty exciting ride thus far — with more than a few games to go! Many of you clearly hate the team. Many of you hate life. One of you is obsessed with Phil and AJ, but I find that endearing, lol.

    Thank you to Pete and the SJ44s and the CBs for bringing it every day. I don’t know you, but I think you’re great.

  339. Mike June 18th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Aura. . you CAN NOT blame Giradi for this loss ! . I know your upset and want to blame someone .. how about Blaming Cano for Grounding out .. instead of lifting the ball in the air .

  340. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Yeah, Girardi doesn’t understand anything. He has his hottest hitter at the plate, the guy who is second on the team in RBI, and you folks are looking to take the bat out of his hands or get exotic.

    The video game world entering the real world.

    He did exactly what he is supposed to do in that situation. He let the guy swing away.

    He had a great AB and it didn’t work out. That’s baseball.

    Doing anything else in that situation, given hot hot Cano has been, would be foolish.

  341. Rishi June 18th, 2009 at 9:31 am

    how about not blaming anyone and crediting the Nationals pitcher for pitching his butt off?

  342. Rishi June 18th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    you know – if any of those “exotic” options had not worked out you would be complaining about not allowing cano to hit.

    I am pretty confident that Girardi et al know more about the game/strategy than you do…being upset is one thing, but let’s not think that “managing” a fantasy team is the only qualification you need

  343. william June 18th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    “Yeah William. Cano went 4-4 on Tuesday and hit a homer in last night’s game. Even if he ran full speed he wasn’t going to make it.”

    So Cano doesn’t have to run full-speed because he had hits in previous AB’s? Good to know that a full effort isn’t required.

    Compare the hustle Tex gave running out Arod’s feeble pop-fly to Cano giving up after he lost the game by hitting the ground ball.

  344. Tom in N.J June 18th, 2009 at 9:33 am

    It’s not a freedom of speach issue. The Federal Government is not preventing anybody from posting anything on this blog.

  345. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 9:34 am

    How about this new touch? How about not blaming ANYBODY?

    There isn’t always blame when you lose a game. Sometimes, the other team just does a few things a little better.

    If you think these situations are easy, try putting yourself in them once in a while.

    The guy is throwing 97 MPH sinkers and you folks are upset Cano couldn’t lift the pitch as if he wasn’t TRYING to do just that.

    Sometimes, strange as it may be for some of you to comprehend, the other team also has major league players and sometimes they get the job done. Last night was one of those instances.

    It won’t stop the whining, crying, and second guessing on here today but, I’d just like to point that out.

  346. Hokiehill June 18th, 2009 at 9:34 am

    First off, this point has been made over and over the past few days, but our record against pitcher’s we’ve never seen before is not as bad as many would have us believe…counting yesterday’s game, this season we are 9-5 in those situations…not great but not as terrible as many think…someone posted the numbers a few days ago but I can’t remember them exactly, but the stat is better over the past couple of seasons (way better than I expected actually)

    second, if any player gives the excuse that they haven’t seen a pitcher before, someone needs to take them on a field trip to the brand new, state of the art video room…I know watching a video and being in the batter’s box are very different, but watching the video/scouting report can’t hurt.

  347. ANSKY June 18th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I thought the Wanger looked better. It wasn’t a ‘W’ and it wasn’t ‘dominant’ but he did look more like CMW than he did at the start of the year.

    Lannan looked good out there. There’s also this knack the Yanks seem to have when they play against an unproven pitcher for the first time – they make him look like the second coming of Greg Maddux. Regardless of that, Lannan did pitch well.

    But that’s not CMW’s fault … he gave the Yanks a chance to win that game. If he gets back on track he’ll help the team immensely.

    Hughes back to Scranton after couple more good CMW starts? Hughes may turn out to get his next shot at the rotation if Pettitte begins to falter as the season goes on. I hope Pettitte doesn’t, but he’s not the cat he used to be. Hughes could easily get as many as 10 more starts this year between that and other unforseen variables. This bullpen stint should be temporary for him. He’s available in general, but more of a long-relief safety valve for Wang.

  348. Andrew June 18th, 2009 at 9:36 am

    How is the steal of home going to work on a right-handed pitcher who was throwing from the stretch the whole time, and was also dialing it up to the mid-90s?! I don’t care how fast Brett Gardner is, that is a crazy idea. Cano can’t bunt to save his life, plus the guy is a .300 hitter who is in the middle of a hot streak. If A-Rod hadn’t had major hip surgery and had full comfort & confidence in his acceleration/speed, he would have stolen 2nd in that spot. Hit and run is too risky because Cano is prone to the strikeout and A-Rod isn’t as fast as he used to be pre-hip surgery, so the risk was high for a strike-em-out, throw-em-out DP to end the game which would have been a disaster.

  349. Coach6423 June 18th, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Aura,

    The rundown steal you speak of works wonders in High School, and lower levels, this is pro baseball.

    Suicide Squeeze—-Awful tough to ask a guy to do that when the guy is throwing paint at 97 mph.

    Hit and Run—- If you start Alex, and Cano hits a line drive at someone, game over

    Steal Home—Again McDougal is RH, throwing 97 mph heat….not going to happen.

    The only thing that could hurt the Yankees in that situation would be a hard ground ball, right at someone. It’s baseball, and that is what happened. `

  350. MaineYankee June 18th, 2009 at 9:36 am

    For the ones that wanted Cano to but I have a question for you. Do you realize how difficult a play that is. You want someone that is good at bunting doing that. Everything has to be perfect for it to work. A manager isn’t going to ask someone to do that unless he feels that is a strength.

    Don’t give me the arguement that he’s a pro ballplayer so he should be able to do that. Not everyone is good at all things in the game. The quality of a good manager is to take advantage of the strengths of his players and to minimize their weaknesses.

    If they put on the squeeze and he missed it and Gardner was out at the plate we would have the “why was he bunting, what a stupid move” crowd trashing everyone for the failure.

    After one of the last wins people on here weren’t content with that so they ended up insulting each other. My point being is I guess some people just can’t enjoy this game either way.

  351. Hokiehill June 18th, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Rishi, I’m with you on giving Lannan credit…the kid pitched probably his best game of his career and was in a major groove…for my personal pat on the back, I did mention this already.

  352. 86w183 June 18th, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Honestly I steer away from the game threads because they do seem to bring out the worst in many posters. Still, I don’t think criticism of Cano is racist…. he does seem to coast on occasion… of course so did a guy named Carew as I recall.

    The long grind of the baseball seaosn is about winning series and the Yanks wasted a chance to put this series in the “W” column with their poor approach (pull everything) against a soft-tossing lefty. They can undo the damage with a win today.

  353. Giuseppe Franco June 18th, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Paul-v June 18th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Maybe I missed the some comments on the game thread,but I’ve never seen a racist comment on the Lohud blog. Pete wouldn’t tolerate that,I’m sure.

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    It does not mean people are allowed to say whatever they want on a baseball blog without the threat of being called on their nonsense by other posters.

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    Where is this Cano wasn’t running hard nonsense coming from? The ball was hit on the nose to the SS two steps from second base. Carl Crawford couldn’t have beaten out that play.

    Geez, talk about nonsense.

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    And it silly to compare the reactions to Ortiz vs Arod. Papi has earned a ton of support with his many huge postseason hits. He’s done a ton to rejuvenate that franchise. Arod’s repeated flops in the clutch and his ridiculous personal life has done nothing but cause misery for Yankee fans.

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    I will admit certain names I skip,because they are narrow minded,and saves me arguing over an opinion,and there are those who welcome a debate.

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  361. hiya jackson! June 18th, 2009 at 9:41 am

    “Carl Crawford couldn’t have beaten out that play.”

    Who cares if he couldn’t have beaten it out? He ran half-assed down the line. Watch the play again before you give your typical “I’m superior to you” BS.

  362. ANSKY June 18th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I didn’t see the game ending play was the ‘fault’ of Cano. He just happened to hit a DP ball when there was a man in scoring position. Bad timing for it, but it was well played by the Nats, and not for lack of hustle on Cano’s part or lack of management skills on Girardi’s part. It happens. The other team just won.

    On the other hand … maybe it’s all Cashman’s fault since it’s all on the hitting coach.

  363. dennis-costanza June 18th, 2009 at 9:44 am

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  364. Wow. June 18th, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Just saw another replay of Cano’s at bat. He ran hard to first. Don’t make stuff up – you look stupid.

  365. TKinDC June 18th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    “Carl Crawford couldn’t have beaten out that play.”

    Carl Lewis couldn’t have beaten that out! ;)

    I wish I could say I was surprised by the criticism directed at Cano, but he has been a polarizing player on this blog for a long time. There was no shortage of people who wanted to ‘sell low’ on him throughout last season – I am sure they have all posted apologies while I wasn’t looking.

    We have had more than our fair share of late inning heroics this year and then when we don’t get the clutch hit people go nuts (this wasn’t helped by Pete declaring ‘sweep or bust’ before the series.)

    Win the series this afternoon – some offensive explosiveness would be nice – and just chalk up another W and move on. Lannan is the best of a raw bunch in the DC rotation so tip your cap and move on.

  366. SJ44 June 18th, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Wow,

    Exactly. He did run hard to first. The 10 year olds on here just can’t accept the fact that he did.

    So, it becomes fantasy time. Which, all this “Cano didn’t run hard” stuff is from the crybaby contingent.

  367. Andrew June 18th, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Wang pitched well in the postseason the other 2 years he was there prior to the Cleveland series. He pitched a good game in Anaheim in ’05, and he pitched okay against the Tigers in ’06. He has also shut down the Red Sox on plenty of occasions in his career (complete game early last year, threw a gem against them in the summer of 2007 at the Stadium)–yes, they have beaten him around more recently, but he pitched some great games against Boston in his career so far.

  368. AD June 18th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Mistake to keep wang in. He can clearly only get through about 2 or 3 innings before he gets rocked.

  369. randy l. June 18th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    “I think fans never really warmed to Wang due to his miserable postseason performance. That start vs Cleveland at the Stadium showed him to be weak-willed and wimpy.”

    some fans are psychologically damaged people who have a need for a win everyday of their lives because of some deficiency in themselves .

    they gravitate to teams like the old notre dame football team, the celtics and cowboys in their hey day, and unfortunately the yankees .

    these fans aren’t really fans at all. they have no clue what has separated the yankees from other teams historically . they don’t get gehrig, dimaggio,berra, rivera etc. all they want is their win fix each day to feel better.

    since the best teams lose 40% of the time, baseball isn’t the sport for this kind of fan.
    when they see a player like wang go through a rehab process, all they see are losses . they don’t see that sometimes losing in the short run leads to winning in the long run.

    all they see is they didn’t get their “fix” and their win today.

  370. jimmy1138 June 18th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I fear the closest thing Wang will ever be in 2009 is Kei Igawa of 2007. Just that it will cost the Yankees a lot more games.

  371. The Ghost June 18th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    You all know that Wang had a very good playoff performance and notched their only win in the Detroit series in 2006 correct? He just had a bad series in Cleveland the following year which anyone can have. So one good series, one bad, I think the meme that he’s a choker in the playoffs is misplaced.

    That being said I don’t understand why they need to go back to Wang as a starter when Hughes is a viable option. Wang has shown that he can be a capable pitcher for less than 5 innings and that makes him a perfect candidate for a middle reliever. That and the fact that his sinker can get the Yankees out of a 2 on no out jam makes it a no-brainer for me.

    On what basis are people being critical of Cano for grounding out? Who can control such a thing?

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