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Game 76: Mariners at Yankees (with pre-game updates and Cashman audio — 8:05 new first pitch time)

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YANKEES (43-32)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Posada C
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (4-2, 3.81).

MARINERS (39-36)
Ichiro RF
Branyan 1B
Lopez 2B
Griffey LF
Sweeney DH
Gutierrez CF
Woodward 3B
Johjima C
Cedeno SS

Pitching: RHP Brandon Morrow (0-3, 5.64).

TIME/TV: 7:05, YES.

STATE OF THE ‘STRIPES: The Yankees return home having won five straight and finishing 10-8 in interleague play. They’re 11 games over .500, matching the high-water mark of the season.

PITCHING PROWESS: The Yankees have a 2.50 ERA in their last four games. Over 36 innings they have allowed 30 hits with 15 walks and 46 strikeouts.

FATIGUED NO MORE: Alex Rodriguez in the last seven games: 8 of 23 (.348) with two homers, 11 RBI, five runs scored and nine walks.

MO MOTORS ON: In his lasts seven appearances, Mariano Rivera has allowed one run on two hits over 7.1 innings. He has walked 1 and struck out 11. Just FYI: Mo has a WHIP of 1.01 and Jonathan Papelbon is at 1.35.

WHAT A RELIEF: Phil Hughes has appeared in seven games out of the bullpen. Over 12 innings he has allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and 15 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .122 against him.

CANO’S SLUMP: Robinson Cano is 8 of 37 (.216) with no RBI over his last nine games.

OFF THE MARK: Mark Teixeira has gone 55 at at-bats since his last home run, which came on June 12. He is 12 of 54 (.222) with six RBI over his last 14 games.

MATSUI MISSING: Hideki Matsui is 2 of his last 16 with no RBI over 11 games.

Back with more later.

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: Hinske’s plane is delayed in Pittsburgh. He may or may not be here. Hence, no roster move.

UPDATE, 4:19 p.m.: Girardi just said that Hughes is a “full-fledged reliever” who can be used in any sutuation.

UPDATE, 5:13 p.m.: Bad weather rolling in.

UPDATE, 5;58 p.m.: Raining here in the Bronx but they’re hopeful it’ll move past. … A few notes for you:

• Cashman and Girardi both said that Phil Hughes is still considered a starter moving forward. But for now he’s needed in the bullpen. “It’s a balance and the main requirement is winning as many games as it takes to make the playoffs,” Cashman said.

Hughes said he would feel differently if he were 26 and not 23. But he pointed out, quite correctly, that he has proven he can get AAA hitters out. He thinks he’s better off here learning how to get big-league hitters out in high leverage situations. “Then when the times comes, I’ll start,” he said. “If I get 100 good innings this year, I’ll be fine,” he said.

• Nick Swisher was in the hospital for a few hours today with a left ear infection but says he’s OK.

• The Hinske move was directly related to Nady going down. Pena will be optioned out once Hinske arrives (which may not be tonight) and he worked as a super-sub type. They want to see if he can play the OF.

I’m sure this move will be over-analyzed, as always. To me, he’s a better offensive threat than Pena off the bench and Pena had played very sparingly in recent weeks. If it doesn’t work out, try somebody else. It’s a low-cost move.

• Brian Bruney shaved his mustache. He wanted to lose it a few days ago because he hasn’t been pitching as well as he wants. But he had a bet with Phil Hughes that he would keep it until the All-Star break and didn’t want to give in.

But Hughes, being a magnanimous guy, cut a deal with Bruney. So Bruney shaved it off 15 minutes ago and Hughes will soon get a black Bose Sound Dock for his iPod. No fool is Hughes.

• Tony Romo (and an entourage of dozens) watched batting practice. To his credit, he was with a sick child.

UPDATE, 6:09 p.m.: Here is Brian Cashman on the field before BP talking about the trade and Phil Hughes. The sound quality isn’t so good because it was windy. Did the best I could:

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It’s raining steadily here. We’ll keep you posted on the game.

UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: This from the Yankees:

The Yanks will make every attempt to play tonight’s game vs. the Mariners. Weather updates will be posted as they become available.

Meanwhile, guess who is throwing out the first pitch? Mariano Rivera. Pretty cool.

UPDATE, 6:47 p.m.: We’re not starting on time, that much I can tell you. It’s raining and the tarp is down. As always, we’ll keep you posted.

UPDATE, 6:53 p.m.: Yankees projecting a 7:45 p.m. first pitch.

UPDATE, 7:27 p.m.: Rain has stopped, about to pull the tarp.

UPDATE, 7:31 p.m.: 8:05 first pitch now.

UPDATE, 8:05 p.m.: That was great, Mo threw out the first pitch and Jorge came out from behind the plate like he was an old man. Funny stuff. Cool idea whoever came up with it.

We’re about to get underway.

UPDATE, 8:23 p.m.: Do Johnny Damon’s bats come pre-broken? Seems that way.

UPDATE, 8:31 p.m.: Hinske is not here, apparently. Or not on the lineup card at least.

According to assorted excited e-mailers, Jesus Montero has homered twice for Trenton tonight in support of Jeremy Bleich.

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.: Somebody just threw back a ground-rule double. Enough is enough. Eject that dope.

UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: Brutal at-bat for Swisher with the bases loaded and no outs. They should have sent a jet for Hinske.

UPDATE, 9:31 p.m.: Yankees up 3-1 and it feels like it they’ve been sleeping. It could be 6-1.

UPDATE, 9:42 p.m.: This has nothing whatsoever to do with who is catching. Joba, for whatever reason, refuses to challenge hitters at certain points of the game. He has such good stuff and he nibbles like a he’s a washed-up vet trying to hang on.

UDPATE, 9:58 p.m.: Cano leads off two innings and gets hits. Then he comes to the plate with two on and whiffs.

UPDATE, 10:12 p.m.: Yankees 0 for 9 with RISP and have left seven on base, four in scoring position.

Meanwhile, Joba works his usual 5.1 innings. He has made 15 starts and failed to get beyond the sixth inning 12 times. One was because of injury. But, as always, he has the team in the game. The Yankees are 9-5 when he starts.

UPDATE, 10:27 p.m.: Hughes in with a 3-3 score. Big spot for him. Lots of pre-game talk about how well he has taken to this role.

UPDATE, 10:33 p.m.: Isn’t that how Mo started? 13 innings, 2 runs, 16 Ks. Filthy. He fanned Junior with 96-mph cheese.

UPDATE, 10:41 p.m.: Hey, it’s a hit with RISP. Better yet, it’s a two-run bomb by A-Rod. Yankees lead 5-3.

I’d leave Hughes in, but they won’t.

UPDATE, 10:46 p.m.: That’s 13 RBI in eight games for Alex. Pretty amazing that he has 39 RBI already.

Bruney in. I’m saying in advance I don’t like this. Hughes was lights out, leave him in.

UPDATE, 10:53 p.m.: Like I said.

UPDATE, 10:56 p.m.: Here is what I don’t get: If you’re going to pitch Hughes in relief, then pitch him in relief. Let him pitch two innings, it builds up his innings and serves the purpose of winning games. Everybody wins.

He threw nine pitches in the seventh. Leave. Him. In.

UPDATE, 11:00 p.m.: New game. Girardi managed them right out of a win there, at least for now.

UPDATE, 11:09 p.m.: Winning pitcher—Brian Bruney (3-0). Makes a lot of sense, right?

As bad as Bruney was, Sean White is even worse. Holy cow. Clutchy Cabrera does it again.

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1,774 Responses to “Game 76: Mariners at Yankees (with pre-game updates and Cashman audio — 8:05 new first pitch time)”

  1. C June 30th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Gotta win!

  2. JGS June 30th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    let’s keep that streak alive

  3. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    goin for #6 tonight…will we ever get a mobile version of the blog for phones?

  4. Stultus Magnus June 30th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    “will we ever get a mobile version of the blog for phones?”

    Yes, I’d like a response to that.

    Tonight, I’d like to see Cano finally banished from the number 5 spot and Joba throwing to Posada without shaking him off.

    I’m thinking I go 0-2 tonight…

  5. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Reposting:

    The mariners pitching staff is good because they play in an incredibly pitcher friendly ballpark and until recently had the most RIDICULOUS OUTFIELD DEFENSE ever. They had 3 CF caliber players patrolling each position.

    Their ERA is .8 higher on the road is a similiar number of IP.

    Yankee stadium should do well to hurt them also.

  6. henner June 30th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    certainly hope jorgies not enjoying too many of those mcdonalds snack wraps — ads hes featured in over to the right

  7. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    That’s three guys who are slumping – Robbie, Tex, and Matsui (“Boy, what a bunch of lazy, selfish, stupid players!”)

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Hinske spend a lot of time at DH – If Matsui can’t get it going (knees, whatever is ailing him), be hard not to look elsewhere for a possible hot hand, especially a lefty in Yankee Stadium.

  8. saucY June 30th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    i thought i was getting a new and improved mobile version of the blog on my phone. it used to only show 5 comments per page. i couldn’t stand that. now it’s all of them.

  9. Stateman52 June 30th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    What no Hinske?

  10. Fran (the original) and OPPC member June 30th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I would have liked to see Jorge in the 5 spot. I think that would be better protection for Alex.

  11. Chip June 30th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Hughes to the bullpen! Has anybody called onto Francesca’s show to ask him about that one yet? Seriously, great starting pitchers are going to be great relievers. There’s more evidence that Hughes should be in the bullpen than Joba so why do people continue to insist that Joba should be a reliever?

  12. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    queue the cano batting 5th whine

  13. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Ha Cano continues to bat 5th.

  14. Dennis June 30th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    again cano at 5 did anyone watch him ground in to 4 dp’s or was it just me.

  15. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Another thing to keep in mind is that they have played games in Petco, SF, Oakland, etc in addition to Safeco. Their ERA in hitters parks are all around 5. They rely a lot on defense and are not a strike out squad.

    With the exception of King Felix, who we missed :)

  16. Rob NY in Hawaii June 30th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Not sure if anybody was listening to it but Francessa had David Wells who weighed in on the Jorge truth movement. He said that while there can be personality issues from time to time Jorge is one of the best catchers at handling pitchers in this generation. He puts Jorge and his preparation on par with Varitek when it comes to knowing the batters.

    Now I know Wells is a maniac but it was definitely food for thought.

  17. ePic June 30th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    “What no Hinske?”

    No. He was signed as a utility player, not a starter.

  18. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Bodhi-In the previous thread you asked what my username means. It refers to Yankees vs. Red Sox, where all but 2 games have not been played in OUR house (the Stadium). Originally there was no AGAIN until some knucklehead came in calling himself “They already beat us in OUR house”.

    Not really sinister or exciting, but there you go.

  19. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    “They had 3 CF caliber players patrolling each position.”

    League made them go back to 1 CF patrolling each position, right?

  20. pat June 30th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Mike Lowell 15 day DL to calm down barking hip. Joe and Alex take heed, please.

  21. Hokiehill June 30th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Fran, I agree…someone mentioned being worried about the Yankees slamming a square peg into a round hole if Hinske doesn’t play well at 3rd…that’s what they seem to be doing with Cano…of course an equal number of people complained last season when Girardi seemed to have a drastically different lineup every day last year.

  22. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Erp. This don’t look too promising:

    http://www.weather.com/weather.....ayer=radar

  23. m June 30th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    As long as we win, I don’t really care where Cano bats.

    But if he’s having bad at-bats(swinging at slop), then he needs to work on his approach.

  24. John June 30th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    melky over gardner…why?;;

  25. Rishi June 30th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    welcome back, DH…

  26. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    “again cano at 5 did anyone watch him ground in to 4 dp’s or was it just me.”

    I just thought they were showing the same one 4 times.

  27. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    League made them go back to 1 CF patrolling each position, right?

    Not sure what you are getting at, because I clearly said CF Caliber.

    Chavez, Ichiro, and Gutierrez

  28. Stultus Magnus June 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Yikes Rebecca. That looks ominous. It’s supposed to be raining the next three days at times. Will it ever stop raining in NYC?

    It might be moving northeast, not east. But I wouldn’t bet on it…

  29. Tyler June 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Where the hell is Gardner? Don’t bench my baby

  30. m June 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    John,

    Why not? I’m a Gardner fan, but melky deserves to play, too. haha.

    Gardner could be sick? Cabrera could be feeling better?

    Girardi could be giving all his guys playing time?

  31. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Oh nevermind I get what you are saying, but you ought not pick nits.

    they had 3 CF caliber players to fill 3 OF spots.

  32. Chip June 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Cano is hitting the ball hard. He is a line drive hitter and has just been getting unlucky lately. Those will start to find holes and the DPs will go down soon enough

  33. m June 30th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Jerkface,

    lol. Sounded like you had 9 players patrolling the outfield.

  34. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Erp. This don’t look too promising”

    If you click on “future” you will see that the rain is heading North and for the most part misses NYC.
    Whatever we get it will be very brief.

  35. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I hate Cano in the five hole. Always did. Posada should be in the five hole.

  36. Andrew June 30th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    It’s only a strong chance of rain for like an hour, amateur meteorologists.

  37. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Not sure what you are getting at, because I clearly said CF Caliber”

    Way you wrote read like they were using 9 outfielders (3 CF caliber players patrolling each position).

    I knew what you were saying but was pretty much being a jerkf…er, jackass about it.

  38. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    “melky over gardner…why?;;”

    They need rest from time to time.

  39. saucY June 30th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Rebecca is an optimist when it comes to baseball. Weather, not so much …

  40. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    With the way their OF has performed they might as well be 9 guys.

  41. Stultus Magnus June 30th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Chip June 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Cano is hitting the ball hard. He is a line drive hitter and has just been getting unlucky lately. Those will start to find holes and the DPs will go down soon enough

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

    Cano’s been leading the team in GIDP for the whole year.

  42. Tyler June 30th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Brandon R.I.P King of Pop
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    They need to bench him time to time?!?!
    The Yankees had the day off yesterday

  43. CompassRosy June 30th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    With the way their OF has performed they might as well be 9 guys.
    ______________________________________

    If only I could say the same about the M’s infield ;-(
    Corners = great. Up the middle = not so much.

    Oh – and now they are short at the hot corner w/Adrian out for recurring bone spurs in his shoulder. Surgery was today and he’ll be out at least 6 weeks. We are still awaiting word as to who will be taking his place…

  44. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    saucy: You know me well.

    I don’t have a phobia of bad baseball…(though, perhaps, I should)

    Any word on the roster move made to add Hinske?

    Also, Gardner plays best when he DOESN’T play every day.

  45. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Cashman coming on with Kay in 5 minutes. Approx 4:05 pm eastern time.

  46. RS June 30th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I like this lineup. I’m expecting a good performance out of Joba (who has yet to win at home). The M’s (if I recall correctly) are a team of free swingers, so if he can get strike 1 to most batters, he should do fine.

  47. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    SJ – thanks for the FYI.

  48. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Guys,

    Players don’t need a day off from playing in a game when they had a day off yesterday. lol

  49. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Cashman on now.

  50. hjcho June 30th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Anyone know if there is a homestand meet-and-greet tonight?

  51. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    This is a nice pickup ( Hinske )….Tough call on Pena / Ransom….I suspect Cody will stay simply for his slight edge at the plate…Pena’s glove and late inning baserunning option will be missed, but Gardner will see more late inning baserunning to fill that void and he is the 4th OF at any rate….

  52. Matt June 30th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    When did NYC turn into Seattle or London? Does it ever not rain anymore?

  53. We Miss Paulie June 30th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    vote for tex!!!!!!!!!!

    Everyone do it…..

  54. Bob(the original) June 30th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Man, Cashman can sure ramble on. lol

  55. teddy June 30th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    cashman on what espn radio

  56. vb03 June 30th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I don’t know what the deal is about keeping Ransom on the roster, especially over Pena. He’s a lot worse on defense, plays less positions and is only marginally better with a bat, if at all, over Pena.

  57. Mister Eko June 30th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Why is Robbie still batting 5th?

  58. Ace June 30th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Guys
    Any truth to the “leaked names”?
    “A so-called 2003 steroid list appeared on Rotoinfo and has now spread across the web. The list allegedly consists of the names of all the 104 players who flunked baseball’s anonymous round of drug tests that year?”

  59. Bob(the original) June 30th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Rob Neyer’s take on the deal:

    You might wonder what the Yankees would want with a guy like Hinske, who’s not having a good season and is nobody’s idea of a future star. Well, the Yankees need a guy like Hinske. He can play four positions passably enough and he can still hit enough to give you a chance, particularly against right-handed pitching. Look at the Yankees’ bench, pre-Hinske … there is one extra outfielder: either Melky Cabrera or Brett Gardner (whichever of them isn’t playing center field in a given game).

    Are there better fifth outfielders than Hinske? Maybe. But very few of them can also play first base and third base. Considering Hinske’s negligible salary and the two “prospects” the Yankees sent to Pittsburgh — neither was ranked among the Yankees’ 30 best prospects before this season — this might qualify as the smartest deal of the month.

    http://myespn.go.com/blogs/swe.....mbers.html

  60. V Torch June 30th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Cashman is the master of saying nothing…. but doing so in 1,000 words.

  61. pat June 30th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Cashman- Pena is talented and only has 21 ABs in June.

    That’s the best answer for why he needs to go down. Playing time.

  62. Rob NY in Hawaii June 30th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Ace– someone last night said that they knew Barry Bonds had not tested positive on that list yet was in the one from Rotoworld. A few other inconsistencies were noted too. Pete also said it was a fraud. It would be all over the tv and radio if it were true.

  63. Fran (the original) and OPPC member June 30th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    “I don’t know what the deal is about keeping Ransom on the roster, especially over Pena”

    The Yanks have options left on Pena. Not sure about Ransom.

  64. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Ace-No. It is a total fake.

  65. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Cashman can write a whole set of books about 1 day.

  66. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Stateman52 June 30th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    What no Hinske?
    ********

    He still hasn’t landed. They aren’t going to have the guy get off the plane and walk on the field.

    Also we are about to get slammed with rain. YEAH we need it and just in time to leave work.

  67. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Man I still can’t believe how close the Yanks came to trading Mo…

  68. Bob(the original) June 30th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I wonder how many times a day Cashman uses the word “process”? lol

  69. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    actually just read his plane is delayed. In all likelihood he will not get here for the start of the game.

  70. steve D June 30th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Robbie CANNOT hit high in the order

    Bat him 9th and he will hit .400…

  71. Rob NY in Hawaii June 30th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Brandon… “R.I.P. King Of Pop”
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    Cashman can write a whole set of books about 1 day.

    He is actually the lead writer for the show 24.

  72. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    “Robbie CANNOT hit high in the order

    Bat him 9th and he will hit .400…”

    that is ridiculous, either he can hit or not.

  73. BX 44 June 30th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Milledge traded to the Pirates for Nyjer Morgan and Shawn Burnett.

  74. Joe(Living in Texas) June 30th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Rebecca,

    I was just reading an article on that as well. Imagine, Mo for David Wells? If that was a present day trade, New York would riot, haha.

  75. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Hi there, everyone.

    Well, who saw the Hinske move coming? Not me, that’s for sure. :)

    Pena will be back in September, and if what people wrote about him learning the outfield positions, too, that could end up being a good thing for both him and the Yankees. I think the move also solidifies that Cervelli will be going down when Molina gets back.

    Those two kids have done a surprisingly good job since they were called up, from AA no less. Imagine the confidence they go to SWB with! I’m sure we’ll be seeing them in September at the latest.

  76. saucY June 30th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “They aren’t going to have the guy get off the plane and walk on the field.”

    that’s why they have parachutes!! ;)

  77. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “He is actually the lead writer for the show 24.”

    More like co-wrote The Encyclopedia Pritanica

  78. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. June 30th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Bob(the original) June 30th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I wonder how many times a day Cashman uses the word “process”? lol

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

    “process” is definitely one of Cashman’s favorite words. lol

  79. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Brandon-”Baat him ninth” seems like a joke. But there is some truth to the idea that certainj players do better higher (or lower) in a lineup than others.

  80. Victor June 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Yawn… more rain around gametime…. what else is knew?

  81. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Milledge traded to the Bucs. Ummm IDK how to react to that.

  82. Bob(the original) June 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    You people are actually tracking Hinske’s flight? Really? He’s a bench player. Relax about it already.

    You’re acting like Red Sox fans. ;)

  83. kill.schill(ing) June 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Damn, I turned Kay’s interview on once they reached the subject of Hughes.

    Did Cashman say anything compelling– Cashman compelling, right– before the Hughes subject arose in the interview?

  84. m June 30th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    missed the first part of Cash’s interview. what did he say about the Hinske trade?

  85. Bob(the original) June 30th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    He said basically they are gonna do whatever helps the team this year with Hughes. Of course he used about 1000 more words to say it.

  86. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Doreen,

    That’s exactly what you do with kids. If they show promise, you do more with them to finish polishing their games.

    Ramiro Pena getting 21 AB’s in June doesn’t help him develop.

    Same goes for Cervelli.

    Teams that go into and deep into October have veterans on their bench because they have the experience to handle infrequent work. That’s why having Molina and Hinske here is better for the Yankees for the rest of the season than Pena and Cervelli.

    Kids like Pena and Cervelli will be on the team next year and playing more prominent roles.

    To do so, they need more work in AAA. That’s the proper way of developing talent.

  87. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Baat is bat.

  88. Don 342 June 30th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Taylor, Bastardo, Jason Werth for Wang please

  89. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Can we get a police escort to deliver Hinske to the stadium?

  90. kill.schill(ing) June 30th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Rebecca, did Cashman say anything informative or did he resort to his usual platitudes?

  91. Ramey June 30th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Why would the Yankees trade Wang, who still CAN be good, for taylor, bastardo (who has a bum shoulder and is on the dl) and werth (who the phillies wouldn’t trade since he’s their third best hitter the last month?

  92. Laura June 30th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Cano doesn’t need to bat ninth to do well. 6th or 7th is right for him. Girardi keeps putting him in 5th as if something magically is going to happen and he’ll do well there. All we’ll get are more DPs.

  93. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Bastardo just went to the DL.

    Kill.schill: Alas, nothing I picked out that we don’t already know.

  94. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Is it all right for me not to hate Schilling? He’s doone amazing charitable work to find a cure for ALS and named his son Gehrig.

  95. Patrick June 30th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    It hurts to lose Pena, we all love watching him play but it’s probably best for him to be in AAA right now. Just as it will be best for Cervelli to go down when Molina is back.

    Even though we all know Pena is better than Ransom, the difference between the two is minuscule because of how little they are used.

    Pena will be back with the team in September and back full-time in 2010.

  96. Brian June 30th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Everyone vote for Teixeira for the all-star game, Youklis just edged in front of him!!

    Also, vote for Ian Kinsler, as he leads Pedroia by just 6,000 votes

  97. Laura June 30th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    The Yankees like the idea of having one too many pitchers in the rotation. They aren’t trading Wang unless PHI is sending Hamels back in the deal. And we know that ain’t happening!

  98. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Bastardo is on the 15 day DL.

    If they ever got an offer like Bastardo/Taylor and filler…they be crazy not to make that deal.

  99. vb03 June 30th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I wonder how Phil can get enough innings this year to be a full time starter next year, now that he’s in the bullpen probably for the rest of the season.

  100. Every year is a world series year June 30th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Ahhh relief. A lineup with a DH. Now excuse me while I go listen to my Ipod and watch digital TV…all things that just compliment this new 21st century lineup.

  101. 86w183 June 30th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Pena going down is best for the kid long term. He’ll be back, but after averaging less than four AB a week for more than a month he nees to play.

    As I wrote on two other threads I would have dropped Tomko because another player on the bench is more useful than the 12th pitcher on the staff. Tomko appeared in just seven games in June and five them weren’t close when he came in. You need 12 pitchers when your starters aren’t very good, but with the way the Yanks are going now the 12th guy on the pitching staff is just a small step above the Maytag repairman.

  102. kill.schill(ing) June 30th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Of course, no reason anyone else should share my animosity for the man.

    Thanks, Rebecca.

  103. vb03 June 30th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    “If they ever got an offer like Bastardo/Taylor and filler…they be crazy not to make that deal.”

    I’ll be getting a pinstriped jersey with Bastardo on the back, which would count as one of the most awesome things ever.

  104. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    “UPDATE, 4:19 p.m.: Girardi just said that Hughes is a “full-fledged reliever” who can be used in any sutuation.”

    OH REALLY ?

  105. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    “Can we get a police escort to deliver Hinske to the stadium?”

    Don’t fool around with a police escort. Charter a helicopter and land him behind second base right before the National Anthem. Roll out the red carpet and Suzyn Waldman can introduce him to the cheering crowd.

  106. m June 30th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Lots of people do charitable things, doesn’t mean they’re worthy of respect, though.

    I’m sure Schilling’s a good guy. His mouth? Not so much.

  107. SCRANTON June 30th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Yeah Pete ask your tech department about a mobile version of this blog.

  108. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    “I’ll be getting a pinstriped jersey with Bastardo on the back, which would count as one of the most awesome things ever.”

    He comes off the DL, we stick him in the BP and Tony the bastard comes out around the 7th or 8th inning as a shut down reliever.

  109. m June 30th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Brandon,

    Just because they’re doing it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing. It’s entirely possible that the Yankees can win without Phil Hughes in the bullpen.

    Unfortunately, Bruney has not proved that he can be reliable, yet.

  110. 86w183 June 30th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Georgie Girl might pass out over such an exciting entrance

  111. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    If Hughes can now be used in any situation instead of saving him for Wang’s starts, I hope they let him bust off a bunch of 2 IP, 3 IP outings.

  112. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    m-Yeah, but he did it for no reason except that it touched his start. He didn’t know anybody with ALS, he had nothing personally vested in finding a cure. He just wanted to help.

    By the way, I wasn’t joking about young Gehrig Schilling.

  113. Every year is a world series year June 30th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I would love to know what Hughes himself thinks of his new role.

  114. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I do not think the Yanks could win w/o Hughes in the pen.

  115. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    He is a “full fledged reliever”.

    Code: He will be the 8th inning guy very soon for the rest of the season.

    Before people have a heart attack, he will be back in the rotation next year.

    “Taylor, Bastardo and Werth for Wang please”.

    The Phillies two best propsects AND their starting RF for Wang?

    There has to be other blogs you can post these fantasy trades than this one.

    Another trade that has 0% chance of happening.

    What’s next, Albert Pujols for Wang, move Tex to third and DH Arod?

  116. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    “I would love to know what Hughes himself thinks of his new role.”

    Phil: Well it beats the minors.

  117. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    The benefit of Hughes in the pen is that he is getting a bunch of awesome highlight reel material for his starter montage in 2010, you know? Really airing out the fastball for K’s and throwing a wicked curve in ‘late innings’.

  118. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    SJ44-I kind of like the Pujols deal.

  119. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    SJ: If the Cardnials gave up Pujols in his prime for anyone, and I mean anyone, they should be contracted.

  120. Andrew June 30th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “What’s next, Albert Pujols for Wang, move Tex to third and DH Arod?”

    Great idea, SJ. I’m sure this will be the next big talking point when the offense goes through a dry spell. Wang, Jackson and Montero for Pujols!

  121. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I much rather have the switch hitting Posada in the 5 hole…..I cannot imagine Young Master Hughes throwing back to back games….Cashamn is smoke screening eveyone as he works the phones and brings in a real 8th inning reliever….The Rockies will be falling out of the Wild Card equation very soon, maybe as quickly as the Dodgers sweep them……Street will be moving, and the Yanks are scouting his every move…….He very well is the deal sealer for playing the week of Halloween

  122. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I wouldn’t trade Pujols for the entire 2009 Mets squad

  123. Every year is a world series year June 30th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Clearly it beats the minors (and did he really say that?). I meant what he thinks about his role in the future, like a ‘where do you see yourself in five years’ type of thing.

  124. Tommy H June 30th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Uhhh-

    Hate that Hughes is a “full-fledged” bullpen guy- can someone please tell me who now comes up if an injury happens in our rotation? If Hughes is in the pen then can we please start building up Aceves’ arm to be ready to start? We are going to find ourselves in the same situation we have been in in years past with a retread or a kid that’s not ready to go starting a big game or the second game of a double header. Can’t wait for Igawa!

  125. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    In a very recent article on mlb.com, Hughes said he sees himself as a starter, but that he prefers to be in the majors than the minors and thinks that some people get too caught up in the starter/reliever thing and let it get to them.

    Hughes approach is like Joba’s, I’m in the bullpen, so I might as well dominate.

    He is taking a good approach to it, but has made it known and cashman has backed him, that he is a starter.

  126. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Rebecca,

    Don’t worry, near the deadline, we will have bozos come on here, propose those moves, and then get ticked off Cashman doesn’t do it.

    Its pretty clear they aren’t going to make ANY move that weakens the parent club for the rest of the season. Meaning, they aren’t going to trade a starting pitcher (Wang) because it weakens the team.

    Off-season is off-season. Anything can happen in the winter.

    In season? No chance of that happening.

  127. CompassRosy June 30th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    The M’s (if I recall correctly) are a team of free swingers, so if he can get strike 1 to most batters, he should do fine.
    _______________________________________________________

    Ah, but these are not your father’s Mariners ;-)
    Granted, their walks are still WAY to few but, they are at least starting to make pitchers work. It has been noted that Jack Z seems to have made P/PA a high priority (but it’s a slow process)

  128. m June 30th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    lol. Listening to the espn updates on 1050. “Joba Chamberlain and Brandon Morrow…blah, blah, blah…No Brett Gardner in the lineup”

  129. CB June 30th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Over at RAB they had a very interesting post about the Yankees trying to trade for David Wells back in 1995. They have a link to an NY Times story that details how the yanks lost out on Wells that year despite George’s love of wells:

    “As for Wells, Watson acknowledged that he and Gene Michael, his predecessor, who remains active in personnel matters, had spoken with the Reds, most recently the middle of last week.

    “The asking price was too high,” he said. “They wanted two of our top minor leaguers. That’s why we backed off. We couldn’t do that.”

    Jim Bowden, the Reds’ general manager, declined to discuss the Yankees’ involvement, but an official familiar with the Wells talks said Steinbrenner called Bowden Saturday night and offered pitcher Mariano Rivera and catcher Jorge Posada.”

    Just imagine – Jorge Posada and Mo for David Wells.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....era-13917/

  130. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    We can’t use Aceves as the 6th man because he is also valuable in the pen. If a starter goes down I can see Girardi using Aceves and Hughes for the entire game half and half, or Aceves/Hughes for 3-4 and then fill out the rest.

    Spot starters late in the season could be a guy like ‘Chevy’ Nova ( recently promoted to AAA ), Igawa, Jason Johnson(is he still alive?)

  131. KO June 30th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Cano is still hitting fifth. Girardi is the master of adjustments. I mean are you kidding me? Cano chokes in every single big spot lately, I mean literally every single one, he is hurting the team. Posada needs to be in front of him and it’s a simple decision. Enough about Cano hitting some of the balls hard, he is a double play machine as of late, Posada should have been moved ahead of him ages ago

  132. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Pat M:

    Respectfully, I disagree. I think the Rockie will challenge for the NL Wild Card.

    They won’t catch the Dodgers, but no one in the NL Central or NL East has performed nearly as well as the Rockies have over the last month. They’re not selling quite yet.

  133. Observer283 June 30th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Sigh. The whole reason why it wouldn’t make sense to have Joba in the bullpen still applies to Phil: It will hold back his development as a starter.

    If he is in the bullpen for the rest of the season, he will come no where close to his innings requirements, meaning he will have to be capped again next year. Joba, no matter what, will be capped next year as well. So 40% of the staff will be capped. That is going to be unpleasant.

    Phil in the bullpen helps the 2009 Yanks and will hurt the 2010 Yanks. Personally, given Bruney and Aceves success in the pen, I think it will hurt the 2010 Yanks way more than it will help the 2009 Yanks.

    But, I trust Cashman and Girardi know more about this situation than I do. Maybe they plan on stretching Phil out in Winter ball after the season is over.

  134. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    So I guess Hughes’ being a full-fledged relief pitcher has as much to do, or probably more to do, with Wang’s situation than anything Hughes has or hasn’t done. And I guess he passed the “entering an inning with a runner on base” test the other night. :)

    But you know that if there is a need for a starter for some reason that Phil Hughes is the guy, right?

    I think “full-fledged” refers to the situation(s) he’ll be used in, rather than saying he’s not going to start ever.

  135. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. June 30th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    UPDATE, 4:19 p.m.: Girardi just said that Hughes is a “full-fledged reliever” who can be used in any sutuation.

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

    Phil Youuuuuse is a starting pitchah!

  136. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Hughes is taking the perfect attitude to his role. That’s why he is excelling at it.

    When he goes back to the rotation, he will be better for this experience.

    In the meantime, he’s a big weapon for the Yankees in the pen, as Joba was in 2007, which is good for the team.

  137. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Oy, Francesa: Peña needs a few more ABs before you can annoint him Jeter’s successor.

    Holy crap it just got dark out =(

  138. m June 30th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Those are two cool facts. Add to that the fact that he and Shonda (sp?) do a lot to educate about skin cancer.

    But still, this is Schilling.

    I’m glad you can like him. You’re a much better person than me.

  139. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Observer283-I disagree. Joba in the pen in 07 was an excellent move. Next year Joba’s innings limit will be higher, so we can afford Hughes to be on an innings limit.

  140. stuart a June 30th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    SJ is correct. hughes in the pen will not slow his long term growth as a starter.

    he is still getting big leaugers out and in pressure situations should just help his mental approach and confidence..

    pettitte is gone after this year and philly will replace him in the rotation….

  141. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    http://www.replacementlevel.co.....r_leaguers

    Good article by RLYW. The difference between Hinske and Ransom is 9 runs over the rest of the season which is ~ 1 win. So we basically just added 1 win for nothing, statistically.

    Now imagine the diff between Hinske and Pena, who would not project nearly as well as Ransom with the bat.

  142. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. June 30th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Oy, Francesa: Peña needs a few more ABs before you can annoint him Jeter’s successor.

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

    I think diet coke has a little man-crush on him :P

  143. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    “Holy crap it just got dark out =( ”

    That’s just Big Papi’s @$$ blocking the sun.

  144. Mo June 30th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Hughes isn’t succeeded because of his attitude. Its because of his talent. I’m sure Edwar has a great tude too.

  145. Laura June 30th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Phil Hughes wants to stay with the big club. He realizes that doing relief work accomplishes that so he’s committed himself fully to his new role. Gotta give the kid props for that.

  146. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    When all is said and done, I bet Hughes will be close to 120-130 innings by the end of the year. Meaning, he will be good to go for 150-170 innings as a starter next year.

    In the meantime, he’s helping the team win games working out of the bullpen.

    The idea is to try and win the World Series. Phil Hughes’ current role helps in that regard. Last I checked, that’s more important than him facing Lehigh Valley in a series in Scranton to get innings.

  147. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    In defense of Francesa (I can’t believe I just typed that), it’s nearing the end of Jeter’s career and one does start to wonder, who’s next? He’s definitely premature, both in timing and in the particular replacement, but I understand the thought process a little. On this one issue. And I didn’t hear anything he said, just going by what I just read here. (Disclaimers!)

  148. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Brandon: LMAO!!

    Man, I need help. I gotta get over this fear of storms somehow.

  149. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Mo, what do you think? Should Hughes start or be in the pen, considering that you were a failed starter.

  150. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I don’t know about you guys, but between Hughes and Joba, I prefer Hughes in the pen.

    I don’t know how many remember, but Joba always seemed to struggle in a second inning of work. Hughes has been lights out for two, even three innings at a time.

  151. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    . at end is ?

  152. m June 30th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Phil has talent? I thought he was succeeding because of what Damon said. :?

  153. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Talent can trump all, but to succeed in a game where you are playing the top 1% of the world’s players you need to combine all three.

    Edwar may have had a good attitude, ok. But all the signs point to Hughes having a good attitude, and that combined with his talent have made him >>>>>>>>>>>>> Edwar ever was.

    You can mention a players good attitude without taking it as a slight to someone who is not succeeding, because you’d have to look at the reasons for that player not succeeding.

    Maybe Edwar didn’t have a good attitude and didn’t try to adjust or work with his coaches or hated coming into lopsided games and lost focus. We don’t know, so lets not talk about that.

    Lets just talk about Hughes absolutely owning the mound every time he pitches.

  154. Observer283 June 30th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Wait, Joba was approaching his innings limit in ’07. So, the Yankees were going to have him start a couple more minor league games and then shut him down anyway. It didn’t hurt his development to bring him up to the big club’s bullpen. It will hurt Phil’s development to curtail his innings and starting experience.

    Plus, I don’t think Phil can be capped at 180 next year if he finishes this year around 100 (which he will if he’s in the pen). So, presuming capped around 150-160ish and Joba is 180, that actually is a lot of innings that the Yankees are going to find from someone not named Phil, CC, Joba, AJ, or Wang.

  155. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Rivera throwing out tonight’s first pitch.

  156. Jon Ringland June 30th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    “Any truth to the “leaked names”?
    “A so-called 2003 steroid list appeared on Rotoinfo and has now spread across the web. The list allegedly consists of the names of all the 104 players who flunked baseball’s anonymous round of drug tests that year?”
    ____________________________________________________________

    No clue if this list (which you can see at http://www.nowpublic.com/sport.....bably-fake) is legit or not, but its riddled with Red Sox. I’ve always wondered how next to no Beaneaters appeared on the Mitchell Report. This would be damning to their “holier than thou” philosophy….

  157. m June 30th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Rebecca,

    I prefer neither!

  158. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Observer283-But we also don’t know their plan in the offseason. Maybe he’ll play winter ball.

  159. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Jon Ringland-It’s a piece of crap fake list.

  160. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    “Rivera throwing out tonight’s first pitch.”

    He’s starting tonight 8O

  161. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    The real list is not a treasure trove of super stars and Cubs/Red Sox players.

  162. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Brandon: Heh, I still remember Rivera getting a spot start in 1999, I think it was…

  163. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    His attitude is just as important as his talent.

    He isn’t looking at the move as a demotion and has taken on the challenge. That has allowed his talent to take over.

    The two go hand and hand.

    If you have a bad attitude (“I’m a starting pitcha”) you aren’t going to succeed in the bullpen, regardless of talent.

    They got Eric Hinske, a veteran and productive major league bench player, for two non-prospects and the Pirates are paying HALF his remaining salary for the rest of the year.

    That means, the Yankees are paying him 400k, the major league minimum, to play for them.

    That’s a steal, financially and for what he brings to the team as a player.

  164. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I wonder if Hughes is thinking ” Hey, where are MY rules”

  165. Jon Ringland June 30th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    “Jon Ringland-It’s a piece of crap fake list.”

    Figured as much :-\

  166. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    It wasn’t too long ago Francesa was tired of watching Pena and was ready to get rid out him (April). Now he wants him to replace Jeter? SMH

  167. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “Peña needs a few more ABs before you can annoint him Jeter’s successor.”

    His offense has progressed with baby steps, the bat will come, but I’m more intrigued with his defense most of all. He’s been outstanding & fun to watch. Cervelli is the same, great defesne, & his bat will get better. Its probably best for Peña to go to AAA & develop. Seems like a great kid also.

  168. Jon Ringland June 30th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I noticed Aaron Boone’s name on that list…evidently the roids only worked for one pitch :lol:

  169. Joeman June 30th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Hinske …what a waste…DeRosa was a much better player to have

  170. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Yeah, well, that one pitch was worth it.

  171. m June 30th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    All I know is passive Phil is gone. He’s not afraid to let his wants be known.

    Before it was whatever you say.

    Now, he’s mad when he gets pulled (on his way to a CG shutout). He makes it clear (in a respectful way) that he wasn’t going down without a fight.

    So of course, he’s okay with being a reliever. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have fought to stay in the bigs.

  172. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I’m not impressed with Pena’s bat. He rpojects to be a pretty bad hitter.
    I don’t think he’s the answer when, Mo forbid, Jeter goes.

  173. teddy June 30th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    rivera doing what

  174. Jon Ringland June 30th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    “Yeah, well, that one pitch was worth it.”

    Agreed 1000X over.

  175. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Rebecca, I do see your point, however The Rockies did catch fire under Jim Tracey and went on a historical type run ( 23-4 )….The fact is they are not more than a .500 ballclub plus they’re are several teams in the Wild Cerd hunt who are better than Colorado….Their fade is starting now in Los Angeles…..

  176. Stultus Magnus June 30th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I think the Yanks can win with what they’ve got. They have plenty of arms on the farm that can help with the bullpen, if Wang falls off again, they have Hughes, they have three catchers and I like them all. A healthy Nady would have been good but I still think the outfielders are fine. Matsui off the bench or DHing is great.

    If the Yanks make a trade that helps, great. But I’m not looking to make significant trades if I’m Cashman. The Hinske trade seems harmless. If it doesn’t work, then you send him packing and bring up somebody else.

  177. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Jerkface-

    The fine print over at RLYB says those 9 runs over Ransom are based on Hinske getting 200 PA’s. I can’t see Hinske getting anywhere near that many PA’s, so I don’t think the Yanks are going to get that much pop out of the deal.

    SJ44-

    I’d like to see Highes get 120 innings, but when was the last time a true reliever got that many? I haven’t checked but I suspect you have to go back to the 80′s.

  178. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    “Hinske …what a waste…DeRosa was a much better player to have”

    Hey, Joe San Francisco ? Where have you been.:lol:

  179. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Pat M.-I think they’ll be in it and may win the wild card. People said the same in 07′.

  180. DB June 30th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Phil Hughes is the sixth starter on this team. Realize the following:
    1. You don’t send your 6th best pitcher (Not named Mo)on the staff to the minors.
    2. If another starter goes down, Phil ramps up his innings and is inserted back in the rotation.

    Him risking injury if he is in the rotation next year is debatable.

  181. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Pat M: Guess we’ll have to wait and see…

  182. Stultus Magnus June 30th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    “Hinske …what a waste…DeRosa was a much better player to have”

    Hinske cost the Yanks nothing. DeRosa’s gone. The Yanks didn’t need him at that cost. DeRosa somehow became a legend.

  183. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Mo is throwing out the first pitch.

  184. Tommy H June 30th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    SJ- again, who starts for the yankees in 2 weeks if one of our starters has an injury? Even without looking past this year- to me this is a bad move for this year. Is a 3rd guy out of the pen more important thatn your 6th starter? Some say yes, I say no-

    If they want to send Aceves down so he can be used in a pinch to spot start, that is fine- but why is the plan tossed out the window at this point- to refresh your memory- the plan at the begining of the year was-

    CC, Wang, AJ, Pettitte, Joba with a pen of Mo, Bruney, Marte with Veras, Coke etc etc in the pen-

    Our SP insurance was Hughes, Kennedy and Aceves- do we really want to use Hughes and Aceves in the pen and cross our fingers re: the health of our starting staff?

  185. jfinfonsfosnf June 30th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Trevor
    June 30th, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    It wasn’t too long ago Francesa was tired of watching Pena and was ready to get rid out him (April). Now he wants him to replace Jeter? SMH

    ————————————————–

    LOL I remember that I think Pena didn’t get the runner in from third and Francesa said he was done seeing him get him out of the lineup.

  186. Joeman June 30th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Yankee OF (defense) could be one of the worst in the majors, it seems a upgrade there would be a nice idea…

  187. AD June 30th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    When do you guys think it will be too late to stretch out Phil Hughes again? I feel like there’s a tipping point, but don’t know when that is.

  188. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Wave,

    Mariano in ’96. That should be the way they use Hughes. IIRC, Mariano threw close to 130 innings, before the post-season, in 1996.

    I believe Phil is at 65 innings now.

    There are 86 games remaining in the season. Let’s say he pitches in 35 of the remaining games.

    Is it impossible for him to throw another 45 innings the rest of the way? If he does, he’s at 110 for the season.

    That’s prior to any possible post-season work.

    If it works out that way, he can pitch 140-150 innings as a starter next year.

    In other words, his work in the pen won’t hurt him as a starter if his workload plays out like I outlined above.

  189. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Brandon… “R.I.P. King Of Pop”
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    “Rivera throwing out tonight’s first pitch.”

    He’s starting tonight

    ————————————————————

    Rivera may be the first pitcher to ever throw the first pitch and last pitch of a game and not get credit for a complete game.

  190. Joeman June 30th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    DeRosa was and is a much better player, and now the Yankees are worried about cost?

  191. Jon from NJ June 30th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I love the veiled critique of Girardi’s comments about Hughes. The guy has nothing left to learn down in the minors. I hope they don’t screw him up, but he’s solid right now and he’s gaining confidence in his stuff. Thats what he needs…confidence that he can get out major leaguers in tight situations.

  192. m June 30th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    What a great problem to have. Joba and Phil both interchangeable in the rotation and bullpen.

    But smart fans (imo) will move towards developing them both as starters. And the sooner, the better.

    Phil’s already lost almost two years of development to freak injuries. I would prefer that he get back on track. And soon.

    But Cash said it himself. They’re in win-now mode.

    But if Bruney reclaims that 8th inning slot, Phil needs to transition back to starting.

  193. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN
    June 30th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    Bodhi-In the previous thread you asked what my username means. It refers to Yankees vs. Red Sox, where all but 2 games have not been played in OUR house (the Stadium). Originally there was no AGAIN until some knucklehead came in calling himself “They already beat us in OUR house”.
    Not really sinister or exciting, but there you go.
    =====

    Lol. We always knock them around in the second half, you’ll make good on your promise ;)

  194. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Once again, today is a bad day to be terrified of thunderstorms…

  195. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    If you need a spot starter, you can go to AAA and find one for a game.

    If a starter goes down for a longer period, Hughes will go back into the rotation.

    In the meantime, you have a kid who has become a beast in the bullpen, and is now a weapon out there they didn’t have all season.

    It ain’t that complicated folks.

  196. saucY June 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    “DeRosa was and is a much better player, and now the Yankees are worried about cost?”

    when it’s players and not money, yes.

  197. teddy June 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    sweet thanks for the info on mo

  198. Aceino June 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    “I’m not impressed with Pena’s bat. He rpojects to be a pretty bad hitter.
    I don’t think he’s the answer when, Mo forbid, Jeter goes.”

    His bat hasn’t been awful, not great, but not awful. Him & Cervelli are around the same era. Like someone else said, there defense is what has made them stand out. Excellent defenders

  199. Joe June 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for bringing up Aaron Boone guys!! By far that night is my favorite in all of college (i went to school in Boston and that was my freshman year :)(the Giants beating the Pats last year comes in at a close second!).

    Yay for the Yankees having Mo throw out the first pitch. That is awesome!! Unfortunately i’m not going to be home to see it, but i’m sure there will be a replay.

  200. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    This is the bench I want to see in the playoffs:

    Eric Hinske-3b/of/ph
    Brett Gardner-of/pr
    Francisco Cervelli-c
    Ramiro Pena-inf/pr

    I really like the combination of speed and versatility on the bench. Hinske adds pop and veteran experience.

  201. CB June 30th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    The yankees have a number of talented young arms that will be making their way up to the majors.

    One of the things that Joba and Phil’s integration with the major league team through the bull pen is doing is giving the yankees a model for how to bridge that final step between the minors and majors. The yankees are always going to be (hopefully) in a win now mode. Given that, it’s going to be a lot to ask of any pitcher to just step into the rotation (as last year’s experiment showed).

    Joba could have done it, IMO. But his time in the pen in 2007 only helped him. Hughes could have done it as well were it not for the rib injury. But on the whole having these arms pass through the pen only makes it easier on them because the bull pen is a more controlled environment. It lets them isolate the issue of facing big league hitters from needing to mix pitches and going through a line up multiple times.

    Bringing young arms up through the pen may be the most practical way of balancing development and the need to win.

    Hughes really turned it around after that Baltimore game and was a different pitcher afterwards – kept gaining momentum. But this time in the pen is clearly helping.

  202. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    “Rivera may be the first pitcher to ever throw the first pitch and last pitch of a game and not get credit for a complete game.”

    This is awesome.

  203. jpb1973 June 30th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    DeRosa was and is a much better player, and now the Yankees are worried about cost?

    ———————————————————–

    It wasn’t the money that prevented the Yankees from getting DeRosa…it was the fact that the Indians wanted a quality reliever and the Yankees didn’t have one to give (the Yankees are actually in the market to OBTAIN a quality reliever).

  204. Joeman June 30th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Cleve wanted to get rid of him,didn’t get much in return

  205. E-gawa June 30th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I’d like to see a complete game shutout from Joba tonight. His velocity up on all of his pitches starting at around 94 and maxing at 98-99.

  206. carl June 30th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t understand why the Mets didn’t pick up Hinske.

  207. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Pete, I’m not sure “bad weather” quite covers it…

  208. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Mark DeRosa cost the Cardinals their version of Mark Melancon in Chris Perez and another player, who is supposed to be another good prospect.

    Would you trade Mark Melancon and another good prospect (like Pena or Nunez for example, since the Cardinals are looking for a young SS) for Mark DeRosa and pay him 2 million dollars (his remaining salary for the rest of the year) to be the 24th or 25th man on the roster?

    That would be a foolish trade to make and I’m a DeRosa fan.

  209. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    SJ44-

    Phil has 46.2 innings through today. I think it’s going to be real hard for him to get to 100 IP unless he moves back into the starting rotation at some point.

    That said, I’m fine with Hughes in the pen, in fact I like it, as long as the Yanks use him when it counts.

    Either way, I think he ought to be able to pitch 150 innings next year.

  210. E-gawa June 30th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    It’s only about an hour storm.. it just rolled by me

  211. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Even with Hughes in the bullpen and Joba likely headed there if they reach the playoffs, I still say Cashman has one magic bullet left in his chamber. He will solidify the bench by sending Pena and then Cervelli down to AAA to get more AB’s before they reach postseason play. He added Hinske. Now he will go for the kill and bring over an animal like Heath Bell for the pen.

  212. DB June 30th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I think we are looking at a delay to at least 8pm and probably closer to 9pm. Perhaps Hinske could make it?

  213. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Without Johnny Damon’s bold leadership, you have to wonder if Master Phillip would’ve even stuck in Scranton or if they would’ve sent him lower to get some mental toughness.

    Thanks again, Johnny!

  214. Bill from NJ June 30th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    this storm is going to pass in 45 min. there will be baseball tonight in the bronx.

  215. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    And the rain just started. It’s like a solar eclipse in NY right now.

    Hughes is doing great in the pen.

    He’s getting his innings in. He’s facing MLB hitters and learning about them. He’s gaining confidence.

    It’s all good for 2010.

  216. C June 30th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    this game might get delayed 2+ Hours

  217. CB June 30th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “I don’t understand why the Mets didn’t pick up Hinske.”

    It’s very strange. It seems like Omar is trying to decide, yet again, on how to get some kind of major acquisition.

    But that team isn’t close to being whole. One guy – whether it’s a dunn or whoever – isn’t going to fix that situation.

    The mets really focus too much on making a big move while ignoring adding usable pieces.

    Hinske has a league average bat. That’s not great. But right now there are only 2-3 players in that line up that are league average.

  218. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    C-I heard it’ll roll through quickly.

  219. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    “I’d like to see a complete game shutout from Joba tonight. His velocity up on all of his pitches starting at around 94 and maxing at 98-99.”

    Oh brother :roll:

  220. CB June 30th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    “Phil has 46.2 innings through today. I think it’s going to be real hard for him to get to 100 IP unless he moves back into the starting rotation at some point.”

    He’s going to wind up back in the rotation either picking up some of Joba’s starts when he reaches his limit or some of Andy’s starts due to injury/ ineffectiveness.

  221. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Wave,

    Hughes has got about 20 innings in Scranton.

  222. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    steve D
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Robbie CANNOT hit high in the order
    Bat him 9th and he will hit .400…
    ====

    Actually, with an ailing left wrist, he won’t hit .400 anywhere.

    Hey PA – why not probe a little deeper about that wrist? The guy tells you it’s “fine” and you don’t pursue further? He’s been icing it for weeks and can’t get any lift on anything pulled.

    Furthermore, if it’s still troubling him, they you do need to ask why he’s batting 5th.

    I have no problem with him batting 5th if he’s healthy, because it’s the long range payoff Girardi is banking on. But if he’s handicapped to the point of being a guaranteed DP, they the question needs to be asked.

  223. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Maybe Hinske can come by train?

    The Taking of Hinske, 123!

  224. m June 30th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    CB,

    Great thoughts.

    Your talented players need to be starters. Beyond your closer and setup man, the rest need to be servicable.

    The better the rest are, the better the pen. Parking high ceiling talent there as they transition is a good idea. Kind of an audition, too.

    Right now, we have at least 4 former starters in the bullpen. Haha. And 3 of them can give you multiple, quality innings.

  225. E-gawa June 30th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Last time I asked for innings, he gave them to me. So why not?

  226. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Brandon… “R.I.P. King Of Pop”-Actually that would be kind of cool. ;-)

  227. jpb1973 June 30th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Hughes has got about 20 innings in Scranton.

    ———————————————

    Hughes could also play winter ball again this year to pick up another 25-30 innings…if he needs to.

  228. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    THEN the question. Don’t know why the Y key has taken possession of me.

  229. Stultus Magnus June 30th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Mark DeRosa cost the Cardinals their version of Mark Melancon in Chris Perez and another player, who is supposed to be another good prospect.

    Would you trade Mark Melancon and another good prospect (like Pena or Nunez for example, since the Cardinals are looking for a young SS) for Mark DeRosa and pay him 2 million dollars (his remaining salary for the rest of the year) to be the 24th or 25th man on the roster?

    That would be a foolish trade to make and I’m a DeRosa fan.

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

    Thank you. The DeRosa stuff was getting out of control.

  230. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    The Met’s could have used Hinske at 1st.

    They are kind of screwed.

  231. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Wave,

    I was counting his Scranton innings in my total. I believe that get him to 65 innings.

    If so, he will be able to go over 100 innings this year used the way he should be used in the pen the rest of the way.

  232. DB June 30th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Well, armegeddon just started in Yonkers. Complete with thunderous crashes, bolts of lightning, car alarms, and terrential downpours. Just waiting for the cats and dogs.

  233. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Nick in SF
    June 30th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Without Johnny Damon’s bold leadership, you have to wonder if Master Phillip would’ve even stuck in Scranton or if they would’ve sent him lower to get some mental toughness.
    Thanks again, Johnny!
    ======
    :D :D :D

  234. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Bronx jeers-

    Do those minor league innings count or not? Some descriptions of the model seem to indicate they do, and some indicate they do not. Inquiring minds want to know.

    That said, I think people can make too much of this innings limit thing. Does it really matter if Hughes pitches 100 innings or 125 innings this year? Does it really matter if you kick up his workload by 45 innings instead of 30?

  235. john June 30th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    If Cano continues to see very few pitches batting fifth he simply won’t be productive, it’s very simple. He was tearing the cover off the ball to start the year because he was being patient and going the other way. He is back to hacking away early in the count. The only thing I will say is he is still trying to go the other way which is good. But why swing at balls and try to hit whatever they are throwing rather than waiting on a pitch you want? It simply doesn’t make sense. It also makes no sense therefore for Tex and Swisher and others to work counts to run a guys pitch count up for you to swing away a pitch number one.

  236. m June 30th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    lol, Nick.

    I think Damon’s frustration was more directed at all the young guys giving it up. Veras and Edwar were giving away games at the same time.

    But I still find it funny that people here (just a couple) that the turnaround was a direct result of Damon’s comments.

    Even though Girardi was telling him the same thing. Even though the defense cleaned itself up.

  237. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    CB – I’ve never quite understood what it is the Mets are trying to accomplish. It’s almost like, unless it’s Pedro, Beltran, Delgado, Santana type of acquisition, they’re not too interested. Even the trade which netted them Schneider and Church, who have been useful players for them, IMO, seems almost to have been more to rid themselves of Milledge than to remedy problems with their own team.

    I know the Mets don’t have the best minor league system, but I can’t believe they don’t have players equivalent to what the Yankees gave up to make that deal.

    Then again, I remember seeing Cash at a ST game, in 2008, spending a lot of time chatting up the Pittsburgh braintrust. Maybe he made a personal imprint that makes Pitt think of him more favorably.

    Nah, that’s impossible. Cash never does anything right.

  238. Victor the Predictor June 30th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Theo Epstein will be told to hold the line with spending in Boston.
    John Henry recently married a woman 30 years younger than himself with expensive taste.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b....._outfield/

  239. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    SJ44-

    Yeah, I realized you must have done that after I pressed the “submit” button.

  240. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    This is funny

    “Jack Wilson is unhappy with the deal that sent Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett to Washington, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Wilson argues that the majority of the Pirates’ recent moves haven’t worked out and says many current Pirates won’t be around long enough to enjoy any positives from Neal Huntington’s moves.”

    Aren’t they playing better eversince those moves.

  241. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Do you think the Sox will trade for Freddy Sanchez? He’s in his walk year. I wonder what the Pirates players and fans would have to say about that.

  242. john June 30th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I imagine the innings total is a target more than anything. He is letting lose out of the pen. My concern is that at some point he will be relied on too heavily and they will run the risk of injury. I mean how did we go from babying Joba’s arm last year between reliever and starter, but Hughes is just switching up routines at will. The sooner they make a decision on his role the better. Someone mentioned Hughes going back to starting to fill in for Joba. I can’t see that unless it’s a permanent move, Mitre has pitched well in the minors so have a few others, if they need to burn some games at the end if they have a playoff spot in hand, it will be from the minors. You have to wonder if an injury takes place whether Hughes or Mitre get the call.

  243. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    He’s going to wind up back in the rotation either picking up some of Joba’s starts when he reaches his limit or some of Andy’s starts due to injury/ ineffectiveness.
    ===

    I’m sure that was the thinking when they made this move of Phil to BP.
    The Yankees are smarter than generally given credit for.

  244. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    NY Rangers traded Scott Gomez (as a Devils fan, my Schadenfreude is overwhelming)

    And

    Feinsand via Twitter: Yankees promoted LHP Jeremy Bleich – their 2008 supplemental 1st rounder – from A-ball to Double-A Trenton. He was 6-4, 3.40 with Tampa.

  245. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Rebecca, All I’m suggesting is don’t close the door on Street being moved, and the Yanks being in the front of the line to get him….

  246. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Feinsand is so behind.

    Pavel Valentenko has potential. Still not a radar deal for Sather.

  247. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    The ocean got incredibly rough this afternoon. There’s bad weather coming.

    How is tomorrow night looking? I don’t want rain at my NYS debut!!!

  248. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    The Rockies are in the wild card race and they need their closer. He’s young and he’s cheap. I don’t see them dealing him at all. They have a surplus of bats they can deal to get pitching help and young prospects.

  249. john June 30th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I think the Yankees very well could land Street, but it will take giving up something they might not want to is the problem. So they better be sure he will be here for a long time.

  250. Laura June 30th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    re: Mets not getting Hinske. It could be that PIT wouldn’t do a trade within their own division.

  251. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    The process Hughes is going through is why the whole notion of sending him back down to AAA was wrong-headed.

    Hughes is learning how to get major league hitters out. He is gaining confidence in his ability to get major league hitters out. It’s a process almost all major league pitchers have to go through, one which Hughes has to go through sooner or later, and he wouldn’t have accomplished it down in Scranton.

  252. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    All kidding aside, I don’t (and don’t think any other serious person is) credit Damon alone or mostly for Phil’s improved performance. I think Johnny was just giving voice to a feeling lots of the players had and it helps to get that message from teammates and not just management.

    I do not think the message was directed towards Edwar or Veras. Phil is actually very talented.

  253. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “I think the Yankees very well could land Street, but it will take giving up something they might not want to is the problem. So they better be sure he will be here for a long time.”

    You read the post before yours right ?

  254. carl June 30th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    # Laura June 30th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Pits in the NL Central

  255. CB June 30th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    “It’s almost like, unless it’s Pedro, Beltran, Delgado, Santana type of acquisition, they’re not too interested.”

    I think that’s correct. This off season they spent a lot of time acquiring KRod and Putz. The conclusion people drew was that their bull pen problems were fixed because they had the all important Closer and set up man.

    But that’s not how bull pens work. You have to have depth. It has to be 7 guys. Because relievers are volatile and get hurt. Billy Wagner is going to blow out his elbow. Putz is going to miss three months with surgery.

    Omar just never saw the limitations to this. I think he came in with a set of assumptions of what needed to succeed in NY and those haven’t been true.

    Very confusing.

  256. vinny-b June 30th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    “Vote for Tex people. He needs to pass the dude who looks like he hangs out in leather bars.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/.....t_reg.html

    this deserved a bump, from whoever posted.

    nom@@s said Kevin Youkoulis looks like a g@y jack-in-the-box. I don’t disagree

  257. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Laura-Pittsburgh isn’t in the Mets’ division. Do you mean league?

  258. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    “How is tomorrow night looking? I don’t want rain at my NYS debut!!!”

    Erica-

    Almost everyone has had rain at their Yankee Stadium debut this year. I know I did, and it seems like it rains every time I go (I’m going tomorrow night, too).

    So pack a positive attitude and your poncho!

  259. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    LOL Diet Coke was talking up Morgan when he’s not even as good as Gardner.

    Can we steel Zach Duke from Pitt. ?

  260. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    *steal*

  261. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Heath Bell is far more likely than Huston Street. He’s 32 and the Padres are starving for young pitching talent – something the Yankees have from top to bottom in the minors. The fact that they tried to deal Peavy earlier to the White Sox illustrates their eagerness to rebuild with a whole new collection of prospects. Pitching is a good place to start.

  262. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    NSF – Funnier without the explanation ;)

  263. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    The Gomez trade is to clear up cap space for Heatley.

  264. vinny-b June 30th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “The Rockies are in the wild card race and they need their closer. He’s young and he’s cheap. I don’t see them dealing him at all. They have a surplus of bats they can deal to get pitching help and young prospects”

    fine by me. I like our prospects, and i believe in them.

    I haven’t checked Kontos performance lately. Although, i always wonder how he might do in a “Joba-like” call-up

  265. Heath Bell June 30th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Cashman,

    Your man-love for me grows stronger every day.

  266. Rishi June 30th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    BloggingBombers — Breaking news: Brian Bruney has shaved his mustache.

  267. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Trevor,

    That’s what it looks like. The hot rumor is, Heatley to the Rangers if they traded either Redden, Gomez or Drury, to gain cap space.

  268. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    “Heath Bell is far more likely than Huston Street. He’s 32 and the Padres are starving for young pitching talent – something the Yankees have from top to bottom in the minors. The fact that they tried to deal Peavy earlier to the White Sox illustrates their eagerness to rebuild with a whole new collection of prospects. Pitching is a good place to start.”

    Ok I’m gonna walk out and laugh then return and pretend I never saw this post.

  269. Heath Bell June 30th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Brandon you are a dipstick

  270. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    The joke and the explanation are seperate and unequal entities. Better still:

    Phil Hughes was a mess
    a brave man spoke for us all
    thanks, Johnny Damon!

  271. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Bruney shaved the stash–

    Maybe now his command will magically return!

  272. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    WYH-

    You are going too? Where are your seats?

    I don’t own a poncho. I do have a rainjacket with butterflies on it. Everyone tells me I look like a 5 year old when I wear it. Promise if I wear it, I will stand out. But I will probably go with a more traditional hoodie.

  273. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Verducci himself states that he considers all innings (minor, major, postseason) when evaluating.

  274. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Rishi
    June 30th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    BloggingBombers — Breaking news: Brian Bruney has shaved his mustache.
    ***
    I find this more exciting than the trade

  275. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Wow Scotty Gomez gone.

    Those Devils just never thrive across the river.

    Well that and Sather seems to be following the standard MSG protocol for building a team.

    Wave,

    I have no clue to what “model” you are referring to. Sorry.

    As for innings limits and the “only add 25 innings a year” or whatever it is logic. I don’t fully subscribe to that either.
    Hughes and Joba are big boys. Literally, they are quite large!

    Joba’s at 75 right now . he threw 100 last year. He’ll probably reach 150 barring injury.

    Next year he’ll go full bore for and Hughes will be in his role.

  276. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    “The joke and the explanation are seperate and unequal entities.”

    Nick I am sure you know
    There is a rat
    In separate.

  277. Danny June 30th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Listening to that caller on Francessa….
    why would they trade away David Wright?

  278. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    “Brandon you are a dipstick”

    Heath the next day you pitch well in NYC will be your first. :lol:

  279. Heath Bell June 30th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Check my WHIP. It’s damn sexy.

  280. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I spelled that word wrong
    but the correction was flawed
    improper haiku

  281. Jweav June 30th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I think Joba and Hughes will reverse roles around Aug. to straighten out the innings limit. It makes since to me. Also that doesn’t mean Joba won’t be a starting pitcher next year.

  282. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Improper haikus get you invitations under the O’Neill banner on this blog. LOL

  283. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    “Check my WHIP. It’s damn sexy.”

    Dude you sucked in NY, you know that.

  284. James June 30th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    the weather will be just clouds, no rain, im in maryland and it rolled through with no rain.

  285. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Serves me right for correcting haiku-man.

  286. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Heath, I’m talking Armando Benitez or Arthur Rhodes vs Yankees sucked in NY.

  287. Don 342 June 30th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Rick Ankiel had the best mustache

  288. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    “Wow Scotty Gomez gone.

    Those Devils just never thrive across the river.

    Well that and Sather seems to be following the standard MSG protocol for building a team.”

    I love being a Devils fan. We out-draft everyone. And we just resigned Oduya who’s one of the best young defensemen in the league.

    They’re like the antithesis of the Yankees, but they still win. And it makes them that much more fun.

  289. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I know its really sad that he died and all- but is anyone else really sick of hearing about Michael Jackson?

  290. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Brandon… “R.I.P. King Of Pop”
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    Heath, I’m talking Armando Benitez or Arthur Rhodes vs Yankees sucked in NY.
    ***
    Armando Benitez also sucked in the 15 days he lasted as a Yankee

  291. carl June 30th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I know its really sad that he died and all- but is anyone else really sick of hearing about Michael Jackson?

    I don’t watch tv :/

  292. Joe(Living in Texas) June 30th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Yea, the guy made some influential music, but give me a break….where is the Billy Mays coverage?

  293. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    The Devils are shaping up to be good again next year.

    It still makes me mad how that Carolina NJ series was arguably the best of all time but nobody cares because of the small market.

  294. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Erica-

    I’m in the terrace section behind first base. Gets pretty wet on rainy days, unfortunately, as does the upper deck concourse. Where are you?

  295. Wes June 30th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    What is that Yes Bonus Cam about? Do you have to pay for it or something? Just wondering.

  296. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Joe(Living in Texas)-Farrah Fawcett might as well be alive for all the coverage her death is getting.

  297. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Phil is a full-fledged reliever? Ugh – so much for being stretched out. Plus, can I trust Joe not to overuse this kid? He’s most certainly NOT a reliever – he hasn’t been trained as such. How do the Yankees know that Phil will have the rubber arm of a reliever? Sigh

  298. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Wave Your Hat
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    Erica-

    I’m in the terrace section behind first base. Gets pretty wet on rainy days, unfortunately, as does the upper deck concourse. Where are you?
    ****
    Up, up, up, up, up behind home plate. I believe the exact term is Grandstand section 420B

  299. Buddy Biancalana June 30th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    This is a sweet moustache:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb,165231

  300. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Betsy-They had no idea Joba would have the rubber arm of a reliever.

    A good starter almost always makes a good reliever. There are very, very few cases this isn’t true. We need this kid in the bullpen.

  301. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    I know its really sad that he died and all- but is anyone else really sick of hearing about Michael Jackson?

    ————————————————————

    I was sick of him and his entire family 40 years ago.

  302. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    “I don’t watch tv”

    MJ is all over the internet as well. In fact, I read an enlightening article on Yahoo! earlier today about how Jackson coverage is slowing down. Now grasp that for a second…

    Yahoo wrote an article about MJ about how the MJ coverage was slowing down. Unbelievable

  303. Wave Your Hat June 30th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Erica-

    I haven’t sat there but friends have told me the grandstand seats behind the plate are pretty good, though high of course.

    Have fun!

  304. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Erica-That is hilarious.

  305. jfinfonsfosnf June 30th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Betsy
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Phil is a full-fledged reliever? Ugh – so much for being stretched out. Plus, can I trust Joe not to overuse this kid? He’s most certainly NOT a reliever – he hasn’t been trained as such. How do the Yankees know that Phil will have the rubber arm of a reliever? Sigh

    ———————————————

    One of Girardi biggest strengths is he doesn’t overuse and burn pitchers out in the bullpen like Torre did. Hughes will be fine.

  306. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    “It still makes me mad how that Carolina NJ series was arguably the best of all time but nobody cares because of the small market.”

    It was a killer series, but hot dang, I was PISSED at the end. Only reaon I didn’t flip out is because Jose Molina had a grand slam, and seriously, how often do you see that?

  307. Rishi June 30th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    • Nick Swisher was in the hospital for a few hours today with a left ear infection but says he’s OK.

    yeesh – does that have any relation to the “yankee flu”

  308. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    Joe(Living in Texas)-Farrah Fawcett might as well be alive for all the coverage her death is getting
    ****
    It was her mistake really. You aren’t supposed to die the same day as someone more famous.

    But the greatest difference is that her death wasn’t a shock like his. Ryan O’Neal was getting in front of every camera he could and updating the country on her condition every 10 minutes

  309. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I’m sorry, guys, but hockey just doesn’t do it for me. I’ve gone to a few games, when tix were there for the taking, with friends as a social thing, but it just doesn’t do it. Sorry.

    As far as Heath Bell – is he really 32? If so, then, I could see SD dealing him for younger arms. And I’ve read where Cash is friends with Kevin Towers. (There’s those darn personal relations again!) If Billy Eppler and staff Bell’s stuff would translate to AL East, then a deal might be done. That Nova kid in AAA did quite well yesterday.

  310. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Betsy,

    Read what Phil is saying in Pete’s notes. Really, really read it closely because what Phil is saying is 100% correct.

    He will be a starter next year.

    This year, he’s making the Yankees and himself better working out of the pen right now.

    Its the best of both worlds.

    All this, “I don’t trust Girardi” is unfounded worry for nothing.

    Has Girardi abused Joba? No. He’s not going to abuse Phil either.

  311. RayeRay-totowa June 30th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    GreenBeret7,
    “I was sick of him and his entire family 40 years ago.”
    ————————————————————
    Your really a jerk. The guy has got kids that are suffering greatly from the loss of their dad. Have some respect.

  312. stuart a June 30th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    is gardner sick? why did espn1050 specifically say he is not in the lineup tonight?

    thanks………….

  313. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I missed Cashman – did he say anything interesting? I had to leave just as he was talking about Phil…..thanks!

  314. Joe(Living in Texas) June 30th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Yea I agree about Farrah,

    I might be going on a touchy subject here, but didnt MJ allegedly molest 2 boys? I know he was acquitted of both charges, but come on, who lies about that? Lucky he had so many fans.

  315. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Wave Your Hat
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    Erica-

    I haven’t sat there but friends have told me the grandstand seats behind the plate are pretty good, though high of course.

    Have fun!
    ****
    Thanks!! You too!!!

    I am not very picky about where I sit though. Two seasons ago, I got stuck in Row X of the Grandstands on a 100+ degree night. I didn’t mind row X so much, but I was sitting right next to a vent and every 10 minutes I would get a giant gust of hot air that smelled like onion rings.

  316. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    “They’re like the antithesis of the Yankees, but they still win. And it makes them that much more fun.”

    I’ll admit it’s a great organization. I’ve said before that Lamoriello could be the best executive in pro sports.

    But my god is that some boring hockey.

    Hockey in general got sort of boring for me with all the new rules but the Devils were way ahead of the curve.

  317. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Rachel-Yeah, I was mad but calmed down when Hughes dominated Detroit.

  318. S.o.S. June 30th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    So dfa’d Berroa and brought in another on hit wonder rookie of the year. I hope he produces like he did with boston. Can anyone see us going after a STARTING outfielder before trade deadline?

  319. stuart a June 30th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    rebecca not to burst your bublle but the devils are old, really old. look at there roster…….

    the rangers have a lot of good young players just no elite scorers but staal, cally, dubinsky, grachev, and others can play..

    the gomez trade was a good trade and now they trade roszival and others for heatley.. they are better then yesterday that being the rangers……..

  320. NYYanksFan June 30th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Girardi said that the team will closely monitor A-Rod over the next couple weeks.

    “We know that in this next stretch of 13 games we’re going to have to rest him at some point,” the manager said. “I’d like to give him a day off in Minnesota for sure. And DH him this week. Maybe even two days this week. We will watch just carefully how he’s doing to decide if we need to give him a full day or just a DH day.”

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....manag.html

  321. Rob NY in Hawaii June 30th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    “Your really a jerk. The guy has got kids that are suffering greatly from the loss of their dad. Have some respect.”

    Is it too soon for a neverland ranch joke?

  322. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    stuart: I know the Devils are old, this isn’t a new issue.

    However, there are a couple young guys, and the team is known to draft well, so I’m not that worried.

    Every year it’s: “Is this the year the Devils make the playoffs?”

    And last year, when Brodeur went down, everyone said, well, that’s that.

    And then we ended up with the 3 seed in the conference.

    I am not realy that worried.

  323. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    “Is it too soon for a neverland ranch joke?”

    Maybe- but start saving your pennies cause apparently they are going to open it up for tours like the new Graceland…

  324. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    ““They’re like the antithesis of the Yankees, but they still win. And it makes them that much more fun.”

    I’ll admit it’s a great organization. I’ve said before that Lamoriello could be the best executive in pro sports.

    But my god is that some boring hockey.

    Hockey in general got sort of boring for me with all the new rules but the Devils were way ahead of the curve.”

    Pity about Sutter leaving–he did a lot to open up the Devils’ offensive game, and have them not play the trap game.

    Alas, Lou is rumoured to be looking at Jacques Lemaire….

  325. DB June 30th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    SJ, I agree with what you have planned out for Hughes. However, in this day and age its hard to do what Mo did in 96. Even then, he only pitched 107 innings. I don’t know what his break down was down the stretch but it equates to 18 innings a month.

    There’s three months left which will give him around 54 innings out of the pen if he is not overused. Tack that onto his 66 and he is around 120. 150 should be enough for a 5th starter spot next year.

  326. Giuseppe Franco June 30th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    True story.

    My grandparents were good friends with Michael Jackson’s grandparents. Lived down the street from each other for years.

    I was very young (maybe 4-5 years old) but I remember being in that house many times. Lots of photos displayed of the famous kids, but as everyone knows, this was not a tight family.

    Despite all that and my tiny small connection to the Jackson Family – I still don’t care about his passing.

    He hadn’t been relevant for decades and I didn’t like his music when he was on top of the world.

  327. Wes June 30th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    “Tony Romo (and an entourage of dozens) watched batting practice. To his credit, he was with a sick child.”

    Would Jessica be with him?

  328. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    NYYanksFan
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    Girardi said that the team will closely monitor A-Rod over the next couple weeks.

    “We know that in this next stretch of 13 games we’re going to have to rest him at some point,” the manager said. “I’d like to give him a day off in Minnesota for sure. And DH him this week. Maybe even two days this week. We will watch just carefully how he’s doing to decide if we need to give him a full day or just a DH day.”
    ****
    I am becoming a jaded non-believer in anything Girardi says. I don’t know if the guy just changes his mind a lot or its blatent double speak, but I can’t count how many times I quote the guy and then feel like a dummmy cause he does the opposite.

    I think what Girardi really means to say is, “All the doctors and trainers say we need to give A-Rod time off. But I am going to go by what A-Rod says. So I will ask him if he can play and he will say yes because he is a professional. And really, we won’t give him any time off. But we will maybe DH him and say that that’s enough”

  329. DB June 30th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Has any active player ever thrown out the ceremonial first pitch in a game? Wierd. Cool, but wierd.

  330. Rishi June 30th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Interesting perspective as Yankee Stadium as a Home Run Haven:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/fant.....id=4297107

  331. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    They should get the game in. Maybe a 7.30, 8.00 start?

  332. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Btw- It is absolutely pouring outside my window not far from JFK airport right now

  333. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    RayeRay-totowa
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    GreenBeret7,
    “I was sick of him and his entire family 40 years ago.”
    ————————————————————
    Your really a jerk. The guy has got kids that are suffering greatly from the loss of their dad. Have some respect.

    ————————————————————

    So, I’m a jerk because I think their idea of musical entertainment stunk? Has nothing to do woth Jackson, though, his idea of private and personal entertainment was disgustingly perverted?

  334. Rob NY in Hawaii June 30th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    While I hated the guy, Thriller was one of the greatest albums ever made. Every one of those songs was a hit and every one was great. Maybe Sgt. Pepper was better (the Beatles) but not by a lot.

  335. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Pity about Sutter leaving–he did a lot to open up the Devils’ offensive game, and have them not play the trap game.

    Alas, Lou is rumoured to be looking at Jacques Lemaire….”
    ————————————————————

    You better stock up on the No-Doz & Red Bull!

  336. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    “I might be going on a touchy subject here…”

    That was the allegation, yes.

  337. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Rob NY in Hawaii
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    While I hated the guy, Thriller was one of the greatest albums ever made. Every one of those songs was a hit and every one was great. Maybe Sgt. Pepper was better (the Beatles) but not by a lot.
    ***
    That’s silly. Best album ever is Rumors by Fleetwood Mac :-)

  338. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    M, good post about Phil fighting to stay in games – I love that he gets upset about being taken out. He didn’t just decided to be a competitor – this was always inside him – but I love the fire he’s showing. Despite my comments, I do think that Phil has a really great attitude (not a surprise, though) and I agree that that has enabled him, in part at least, to succeed. He’s taken on this role as a challenge and has so far risen to that challenge. Sometimes talent needs something like that to brng it out of them……

  339. m June 30th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Nick,

    Sorry. I wrote that wrong. I think the comment was inclusive. mostly directed at Hughes, but may also have been directed at Eddie & I think it was actually someone that came up from Scranton. There was a frustrating stretch where Hughes and the young relievers were literally giving away games.

    At any rate, Damon said “the kids”. Now is he media savvy enough to say kids so that he wouldn’t hurt a singular pitcher’s feelings? Doubt it. Because if he cared about anyone’s feelings he would’ve talked the person directly. After all, Damon’s a straight up guy, right?

  340. Dan June 30th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Turns out Eric Hinske bought out his own contract so that he could join the Yankees. When asked why, Hinske responded “I’m chasing Yogi’s ring collection.”

  341. Phil - Definitely not an OPPC member June 30th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Pete – whatever happened to the registration you said was coming? I believe you said it towards the end of last season.

  342. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    “Tony Romo (and an entourage of dozens) watched batting practice. To his credit, he was with a sick child.”

    Would Jessica be with him?”
    __________________________________________________________
    Didn’t the Cowboys & the Yankees become partners or something? I thought I read that awhile back?

  343. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Don’t forget to all-star vote!!! Yankee pride cannot allow Youkilis to beat Teixiera

  344. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf is a great album.

  345. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    God I hate the cowboys.

  346. vb03 June 30th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Cowboys? Booooooooooooo.

  347. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    There is a reason why The Beatles 220 song catalog is worth over 1 billion dollars…..

  348. Hinske is Christ June 30th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    how is Ransom superior to Pena in any facet of the game?

  349. m June 30th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Transcript of Teixeira’s chat:

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

  350. Jay June 30th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    With so many things going well for the Yankees — as Pete describes in this post — including a sweep of their cross town rivals, their five-game winning streak, Sabbathia and Burnett and the Yankee bullpen rounding out (as I expected and said) into great second half form, Mo dominant as ever, Yankee pitchers pitching great with Posada behind the plate, and Yankee youth contributing like crazy — I think now is as good a time as ever to express a contrary opinion and (try to) jump off the Yankee bandwagon:

    I find this team painful to root for and think that because they’re so painful to root for, I may finally be able to give up my Yankee addiction — at least for now.

    They continue to beat up on lousy teams and (with the somewhat surprising exception of recently sweeping the Mets) the more important the situation, the smaller they play. Even their recent excellent play seems to only have been in response to Cashman going down and telling them that if they don’t shape up they’ll be shipped out — because he believes he’s done his work. I can’t root for a team that plays like a bully against weak teams and weak middle relievers, that only plays hard when they’re scolded and berated, and consistently comes up small in big situations. I’d rather pull for a team that loses more, but does intelligent things and often elevates their play in big games — the way the Yankees of 1996-2000 did.

    I can’t stand it anymore pulling for a team that is like a neighborhood bully — beating up on lousy teams and weak middle relief and never coming up big against good teams, etc. And it’s painful to watch our captain and what I think is his awful leadership. Just the fact that he laughs when our weaker batters or our pitchers come up big — expressing surprise that they would come through and belittlling them instead of raising his fist like he does when he does something — alone leaves me cold. Then, the example he sets with his work ethic — whereby he not only doesn’t spend hours in the batting cage like Manny, or have any kind of serious workout program (with the exception of this offseason as his contract nears its expiration), but also stays out to all hours with various models — leaves me even colder. And they do other things that I won’t take the time to mention right now that I find very uncomfortable to watch in a team I’m rooting for.

    In any case, I’ll restate my prediction that despite the almost complete unpredictability of post season series, I definitely believe that the Yankees have won their last World Series with Posada as catcher, and that they’ve probably won their last World Series with Jeter at shortstop.

    All of that said, I do like most of Cashman’s moves. They’ve become steady if uninspired. And at least, with his steady hand, and ownership perhaps understanding how badly they blundered with A-Rod (among other contracts) I think the team is likely to become better and better — especially as some of their excellent prospects either join the big team or get traded for players and pitchers who will make the team better. And it’s got to be the greatest soap opera in the world.

    But with the team playing, as I’ve said before, like a dim witted Goliath, it’s now become easier to root against them than for them — despite my familiarity and fondness for more than few of their players. So that’s what I’m going to try to do. By the way, I’ve been trying (and failing) to do that for years. So perhaps I’ll be unsuccessful again. But that’s what I’m going to be trying to do. Again, I just find rooting for them too painful.

    As I said, I wanted to do this when the sky was clear and things looked as great as possible — as they do now — not when things were going badly. That’s why I’m doing it now. I hope this team won’t break your hearts and torture you the next few years the way they’ve tortured me and broken mine since 2001, but I expect they will. Good luck to you guys. For your sake, as I’ve said before, I hope I’m wrong on all counts.

  351. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    If I was going to a desert island and can only bring 5 albums. The Beatles “Revolver” and/or “Let it Be” would be coming with me. But so would Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”

  352. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Jay-You are sseriously a miserable fan. I’m having a blast rooting for this team. They are fun to watch.

  353. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    “Pity about Sutter leaving–he did a lot to open up the Devils’ offensive game, and have them not play the trap game.

    Alas, Lou is rumoured to be looking at Jacques Lemaire….”
    ————————————————————

    You better stock up on the No-Doz & Red Bull!”

    As long as Marty’s in goal, I’m good.

  354. Rishi June 30th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    YankeesWFAN: Better bullpen than Boston–ERA after 7th inning: SEA 2.71, BOS 3.04.
    1 minute ago from web

    YankeesWFAN: Thisclose to Joe D: Ichiro Suzuki has hit safely in 52 of last 55 games.
    3 minutes ago from web

    YankeesWFAN: Mariners come in having won 8 of last 9 series. SEA pitchers 2.80 ERA since May 20th best in Majors. Overall leads AL with 3.64 ERA.
    5 minutes ago from web

    YankeesWFAN: Jose Molina will begin playing rehab games Wed-Thur-Sat-Sun. If all goes as planned he can re-join team Monday.

    ————————————-

    Man – nothing but “bad” news from this one

  355. RenataD June 30th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Aww isn’t that little boy adorable. Tony Romo is so cute

  356. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    It’s baseball. It’s a game. You root for a team to win. Wy the hell would you cry about how they’re winning? Enjoy the ride.

    I hope you go the Red Sox so you can infect them with your utter misery.

  357. pat June 30th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Seems like the Yanks are really getting out into the community alot more this year and focusing it on kids. Good to hear.

    YankeesWFAN: ARod, Ransom, Cashman: Chefs for a Day Wed 12:30-1:30pm feeding 50 local kids. El Nuevo Caridad, 191st & Nicholas in Wash Heights. 10 minutes ago from web

  358. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    m, I do not pretend to have any insight into Johnny Damon’s thought processes, but it seemed pretty obvious that he was talking about Hughes first and foremost. I guess when he said “the kids” we can rule out Angel Berroa.

    Part of not having any insight is not knowing whether Johnny’s remarks were premedidated or just the spontaneous response to a question after a game. I do think he’s savvy enough to not want to say Hughes’ name itself even if that’s the intended recipient of the message.

    As for sparing his feelings by speaking privately, we have no idea if private words had been spoken already and by whom. But there’s a time for public words and perhaps that time had been reached.

    I’m sure we’ve made far too much of this topic, but I liked what Damon said at the time (and said so at the time) and I don’t see any downside to it now. And I’m including potential hurt feelings in that statement. Whether Damon truly helped or not is anyone’s guess.

  359. Rishi June 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    YankeesWFAN: ARod, Ransom, Cashman: Chefs for a Day Wed 12:30-1:30pm feeding 50 local kids. El Nuevo Caridad, 191st & Nicholas in Wash Heights.===============

    Cool stuff – I like all this “outreach” stuff – or maybe it’s nice that they are getting the word out :)

  360. Danny Rossner June 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Pete,

    Has there been any buz with MO getting 500 saves and John Wettland being the Mariners bull pen coach? Do you think they will say anything about it? I thinks is the first times he’s been back since leaving baseball..

  361. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Rishi-Jose coming back is good news.

  362. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Jay, maybe you should find another team. That reeks of spoiled fandom.

    Seriously, Jeter and Mo have been playing together for 15 years. Do you really think that Jeter’s peeved because Mo laughed?

  363. Vrsce June 30th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    GreenBeret7

    Really appalling comments about Michael Jackson; your bitter attitude is always apparent, no matter what the subject.

  364. pat June 30th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Jay copying dr. dave’s writing style?

  365. Rishi June 30th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    Rishi-Jose coming back is good news.

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

    True that, true that

  366. m June 30th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks, Nick.

    I don’t pretend to have any insight to any of the players or the team.

    I simply express my opinions. Dassit. :)

  367. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Hinske is Christ,
    “how is Ransom superior to Pena in any facet of the game?”
    ____________________________________________________________

    Peña needs to develop. Staying up in the Majors is not helping him. He needs more playing time. More at bats, & more time in the field. Its a waste to have him keep sitting on the bench. He should be playing. & sending him to Scranton is going to benefit him.

  368. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Jones-How do you make that squigglything over the n?

    And what is the squiggly thing called?

  369. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    If I was going to a desert island and can only bring 5 albums. The Beatles “Revolver” and/or “Let it Be” would be coming with me. But so would Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”

    ————————————————————

    Jerry Lee Lewis – Greatest Hits, Fats Domino – Greatest Hits, Ferrante And Teicher – Golden Themes From The Movies, Willie Nelson – Duets, and Rachmaninoff.

  370. m June 30th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    You guys seriously read that?

  371. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    GB7-

    Bringing greatest hits is cheating!!!! You are going to a desert island. You will need to make some sacrifices :lol:

  372. m June 30th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I think it’s a “tilda” (sp?) and you can get from Word. Just copy & paste.

  373. Vrsce June 30th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Erica

    GB7 can bring Bernie Madoff, they are the same vintage and will probably get along very well.

  374. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Sunlight in Jersey

  375. BJK June 30th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Jay: Congrats on Blowhard Post of the Year.

    What kind of reaction do you want from this? “Please don’t go! You’re desperately needed in Yankee fan world”?

    And you waited for them to be on a good run before breaking the disastrous, pivotal news that a random, faceless blog poster has lost faith in the team? How very thoughtful of you.

    It’s baseball. Entertainment. You want to be a fan, great. You don’t, don’t.

    I’m actually now upset with myself for taking the time to respond to such a silly post.

  376. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    RT @BloggingBombers: Game scheduled to start around 7:45

  377. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Goodbye Jay. Its always nice to lose an unhappy Yankee fan.

    Red Sox Nation awaits you.

    Damon wasn’t the only guy who felt that way about Hughes. He, and Girardi, as well as a lot of guys on the team, felt the same way. Damon and Girardi were the only one’s to say it publicly.

    If you want to say it didn’t have any impact, fine by me.

    It sure as heck didn’t hurt because the kid has been a beast since and I don’t believe its a coincidence.

    This isn’t little league. Guys get hot about stuff. It happens.

    Johnny Damon is one of the best teammates anybody can have in the game. His rep in that regard is known throughout the game.

    There is an old saying, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen”.

    Hughes showed he clearly can take it and its made him better because of it.

  378. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    GB7-

    Bringing greatest hits is cheating!!!! You are going to a desert island. You will need to make some sacrifices

    ————————————————————

    Can I just sacrifice 5 trolls instead in a volcano to appease the Gods?

  379. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Hughes said he would feel differently if he were 26 and not 23. But he pointed out, quite correctly, that he has proven he can get AAA hitters out. He thinks he’s better off here learning how to get big-league hitters out in high leverage situations. “Then when the times comes, I’ll start,” he said. “If I get 100 good innings this year, I’ll be fine,” he said.

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

    Good attitude from Youuuuuse. Thumbs up

  380. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    SJ-Seems like long ago when we were having debates about whether Hughes had the mental toughness to make it in NY.

  381. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Fair enough, m, but don’t sell yourself short; maternal insincts are often sound!

    ;) (<— winky emoticon meant to express affection)

  382. John June 30th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    indians released luis vizcaino

    he was decent for us in 2007. Not sure where he really fits in though

  383. vb03 June 30th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Seems like since Damon blasted Hughes he’s woken up his potential and has pitched with a swagger we haven’t seen before.

  384. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Does Jay need a tissue?

  385. pat June 30th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I know this is wrong but it made me laugh so I’ve got to share. I apologize in advance to the Mays family.

    Tweet From baldvinny

    “billy mays is on his way to heaven. he just needs to pay separate shipping and handling”

  386. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I remember really hating Vizcaino for some reason.

  387. m June 30th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Nick,

    Never mind. Someone with real insight into the clubhouse has set me straight.

    The whole incident still irritates me to no end. And I still don’t think that Phil’s socio-economic background made him soft.

  388. vb03 June 30th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    “pat June 30th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I know this is wrong but it made me laugh so I’ve got to share. I apologize in advance to the Mays family.

    Tweet From baldvinny

    “billy mays is on his way to heaven. he just needs to pay separate shipping and handling””

    ————-

    I heard a worse one:

    “I heard they were gonna use the Awesome Auger at his burial and Mighty Putty to hold up the tombstone”

    o_O

  389. John June 30th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    maybe because he lost game 2 of the 07 alds by walking the bases loaded in extra innings

  390. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN

    Jones-How do you make that squigglything over the n?
    And what is the squiggly thing called?
    ___________________________________________________________

    Its called a ’tilde’
    (ALT+164) Hold down ALT, then press 1, 6, & 4 on the keypad on the right side of your keyboard. NOT the numbers on top below the F1 F2 F3 keys. A capital Ñ is 165.

    It it doesn’t work on your computer, open a notepad or Word document and it should work there. If it doesn’t, look in the ‘insert special characters’ within Word and you can copy and paste it.

  391. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    John-That might be it.

  392. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    vb03
    June 30th, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    “pat June 30th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I know this is wrong but it made me laugh so I’ve got to share. I apologize in advance to the Mays family.

    Tweet From baldvinny

    “billy mays is on his way to heaven. he just needs to pay separate shipping and handling””

    ————-

    I heard a worse one:

    “I heard they were gonna use the Awesome Auger at his burial and Mighty Putty to hold up the tombstone”

    o_O

    ————————————————————

    Shouldn’t that be in bold caps to give the impression of someone yelling at the top of their lungs?

  393. John June 30th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    …and then giving it up to hafner

  394. m June 30th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I don’t know. In the wake of many people who reached a lot of people passing on, getting distraught over a team’s performance seems trivial.

  395. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Jones-Thanks.

  396. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN,

    No prob

  397. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    GreenBeret7
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    Erica – newly OPPC
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    GB7-

    Bringing greatest hits is cheating!!!! You are going to a desert island. You will need to make some sacrifices

    ————————————————————

    Can I just sacrifice 5 trolls instead in a volcano to appease the Gods?
    ****
    Hmm- I consulted the book of desert island ettiquette. Yes, that works :-)

  398. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I didn’t realize what a sore subject this was! Or the extent, at least. If it really upset you to no end, I don’t think there’s anything else to say about it.

    But I will say, again, that I don’t think SJ44 was saying that Phil’s background made him soft, but that a lot of players got tougher through overcoming their backgrounds — Phil would have to find his toughness somewhere else. At least that’s how I read his comments at the time and I think he comfirmed that that was the point he was making. You can disagree with the second point too, but it’s not the same as “Phil is soft because he was well off.”

  399. C June 30th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    ugly Youk with a HR… 2-0

  400. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    “I hope this team won’t break your hearts and torture you the next few years the way they’ve tortured me and broken mine since 2001, but I expect they will.”

    To quote Livia Soprano: ” Poor You ! ”

    Hopefully Jay will be back with us after his testicles descend.

  401. m June 30th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Nick,

    The only thing I will say is that I hate coaching through the media. Does it work? Absolutely. Phil Jackson’s the master of it.

    But I don’t like it when a peer does it. Even if Johnny’s a respected veteran and a hell of a teammate.

    Not saying it’s wrong, I just don’t like it.

    I guess it was said in frustration, so I’ll let it go.

    But let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that Phil couldn’t have figured things out.

  402. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I think Jay is coming off some sort of medication.

  403. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 30th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Rising Sun awaits…

    Matsui v. Suzuki…

    If Nimbus allows…

  404. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Nick,

    Exactly. Its amazing how reading comprehension escapes so many people here.

    I said since his BACKGROUND doesn’t give him a leg up on finding toughness, he was going to have to dig deep and find it somewhere else and he did.

    And Mel, since the manager himself has said the same thing PUBLICLY about Hughes’ problem of not locking down and limiting damage and lacking toughness in those situations, it wasn’t exactly a secret.

    Sorry it upsets you but, sometimes the truth hurts.

    Guess what? The kid handled it like he is supposed to and he is better for it.

    In the end, it worked out for everybody.

  405. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC
    June 30th, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    GreenBeret7
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    Erica – newly OPPC
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    GB7-

    Bringing greatest hits is cheating!!!! You are going to a desert island. You will need to make some sacrifices

    ————————————————————

    Can I just sacrifice 5 trolls instead in a volcano to appease the Gods?
    ****
    Hmm- I consulted the book of desert island ettiquette. Yes, that works

    ————————————————————

    Thanks, Erica. I’ll run down to Books-a-Million and pick up a copy. I have so much use for books on ettiquette.

  406. anthony June 30th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    i got a great trade for the yanks and jays

    yanks get
    hill -free agent after next season when they want to break bank for halladay our answer to pedroia with a slick glove would be a superstar in new york and perennial all star who is extremely clutch. as you can tell lov aaron hill.
    rios -looking to trade 5yrs 50plus mill left on contract looking to unload money to keep docnext year a great defender with a cannon arm and long could put him in place he has a ton of talent still only 27.

    jays get
    cano- great potential but not yankee material needs a change of scenery and should play in a small market so he wont be ridiculed for his laziness which he deserves. and only 6mill per for four years.
    melky – the guy has grown on me but he can go to toronto become a full time right fielder he is also cheap for them.
    1 B level prospect like shelley or miranda take your pick

    it makes sense both melky and cano are cheap for them hill is heading for a big pay day and bring more of the gritiness yanks are trying to get back too . rios has big time talent 5 tool can run, hit, hit for power , and defend at a high level and how athletic is an future outfield of

    Rf-rios
    cf-ajax
    lf-brett the jet

    it makes sense

  407. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    What a dork! John Henry had bobbleheads made of him & new wife….http://www.page2live.com/ scroll down on page & see photo!!

  408. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    That Damon comment wins the award for most overanalyzed comment of the first half. Soon to come: Most overanalyzed comment of the second half and the, if we make it, most overanalyzed comment of the postseason. Then, at the end of the year, all the overanalyzed comments are brought back so we could vote on most overanalyzed comment of the year!

    Of course, technically voting is not over for most overanalyzed comment of the first half, but Damon’s comment is winning by a landslide. Voting ends the same day ASG voting ends.

  409. m June 30th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    SJ,

    I was fine with it when Girardi said it. He’s the manager.

    Anyway, I’m not upset about it anymore.

    I don’t even want to go down the other road anymore. I think that we’ve already proven that different paths can be taken to athletic success. And they’re not alway paved with hardship.

  410. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    anthony-Melky and Cano for Hill? No way. Terrible trade.

  411. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Maybe he would have figured it out in time. Maybe not.

    We don’t know either way.

    What we do know is, since he got called out publicly, he has been a beast.

    If nothing else, it upped his timetable! lol

    Coincidence? Perhaps but, I don’t believe in coincidences.

    Some guys never figure it out. Delmon Young, Eligh Dukes, and a host of other guys never figure it out when called out by teammates for one reason or another.

    Its to Phil’s credit that he did and he and Damon don’t have any issues between them.

    If they don’t, I don’t know why anybody else would.

  412. RayeRay-totowa June 30th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    “Thanks, Erica. I’ll run down to Books-a-Million and pick up a copy. I have so much use for books on ettiquette.”

    Good luck with the Etiquette part. Also, you should get some English books and learn how to spell.

  413. Rebecca--Optimist Prime June 30th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Anthony: No way. Hill’s having an unprecendented season and his career numbers don’t bear this out.

  414. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    RayeRay-totowa
    June 30th, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    “Thanks, Erica. I’ll run down to Books-a-Million and pick up a copy. I have so much use for books on ettiquette.”

    Good luck with the Etiquette part. Also, you should get some English books and learn how to spell.

    ————————————————————

    Maybe you should remove that corncob from your dark recesses.

  415. teddy June 30th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    what did damon say about hughes

  416. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Master Phillip Hughes
    From the slums of La Jolla
    Dickens it was not.

    But yet fortitude
    was found from a caveman’s cries
    and wordy tattoos

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde....._call.html

  417. Hinske is Christ June 30th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    most of the regs on here are boring reads.

  418. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 30th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Yanks and Mariners…

    Beat writers reverie, rain…

    Thunderous patience…

  419. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I just saw on MLB Traderumors site that the Indians released Luis Vizcaino.

    Not to turn this into a Mets’ site (Heaven forbid), but, if I were Omar, I would jump at him. Omar has to start making some moves.

  420. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    SJ, I hadn’t read Phil’s comments when I posted my own – the kid is extremely level-headed, more than I am sometimes (good for him,lol).

  421. Tom in N.J. June 30th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    “If I was going to a desert island and can only bring 5 albums. The Beatles “Revolver” and/or “Let it Be” would be coming with me. But so would Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours””

    1. ‘Blonde on Blonde’- Bob Dylan
    2. ‘Vitalogy’-Pearl Jam
    3. ‘The Last Waltz soundtrack’- The Band and many others
    4. ‘Born to Run’ Springsteen
    5. ‘Let it Be’ The Beatles

  422. Vince June 30th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    With the rain delay, Eric Hinske could arrive at the Stadium in time for the game. A short flight from Pittsburgh to Newark and a break in traffic over the GW Bridge could do it.

  423. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Bat outta Hell is getting no love?

    That’s a great album.

  424. m June 30th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Okay, now I’m all riled up again. Damon said what he said because he was tired of losing, at supposedly, Hughes’ expense. I don’t think he was trying to develop Hughes.

    Pitching was awful at the time and Wang was off track. Hitting was great.

    Did I hear any pitchers express frustrations during their streak of offensive futility? Say things like, “Guys gotta put the ball in play. Get the guy home from third with less than two outs. No, you didn’t. Because pitchers understand that you need both sides to do their part, and it doesn’t always work out. And it’s not always in sync.

    All right, end of rant. Play ball. Hopefully.

  425. C June 30th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Man this kid Rich Hill stinks 4-0 boston already if he was pitching against the Yankees it would be 7 shutout innings

  426. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    SJ, I hope then that these guys who felt so annoyed at Hughes have had the decency to tell him now how good they feel about him (or whatever). It’s only fair…….

  427. carl June 30th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    C June 30th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Man this kid Rich Hill stinks 4-0 boston already if he was pitching against the Yankees it would be 7 shutout innings

    naw

  428. jfinfonsfosnf June 30th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Bad news about the rain delay Joba is not good with delays and rain.

  429. m June 30th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Betsy,

    Nah. This is baseball, you know where guys don’t squat to… :)

  430. Jiiii June 30th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “DYNASTY IS DESTINY!
    June 30th, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    Yanks and Mariners…

    Beat writers reverie, rain…

    Thunderous patience…”

    No offense but your Headlines are stupid and annoying

  431. C June 30th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    “June 30th, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    C June 30th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Man this kid Rich Hill stinks 4-0 boston already if he was pitching against the Yankees it would be 7 shutout innings

    naw”

    Lefty that doesnt throw hard yes…

  432. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Granted, it was going to be tough for Baltimore to win even a game of the Red Sox series, but the Orioles pitching is just awful.

  433. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    M, I felt the same way as you about Damon’s comments – thinking about it now, it still bothers me a little. Oh well…but if they haven’t given Phil credit to his face after what he’s done, then that doesn’t say much (well it does, but in a negative way) for Damon and the others. I guess Johnny was HOFer as a rookie – guess he never had bad games.

  434. C June 30th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    “rconn23
    June 30th, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    Granted, it was going to be tough for Baltimore to win even a game of the Red Sox series, but the Orioles pitching is just awful.”

    Yea but somehow they always pitch well against the yankees

  435. Thurman Munson fan June 30th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    let’s play ball

  436. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I LOVE Phil Hughes. Cut a deal with Bruney! :lol: He did all of us a favor. That ‘stache was uuuuug-leee.

    And Bob Lorenz just said they’d be back with Red Sox highlights. Is that an oxymoron if ever you heard one?????

  437. Thurman Munson fan June 30th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Yankees are playing better, starting pitching is good and finally hitting

  438. m June 30th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Betsy,

    Just once, once, I’d like to hear a pitcher tell the media, “Where the hell was that throw?” The outfielders have a had a few doozies.

    But anyway, all for one, one for all.

    And they better sweep, because they’re not going to get any help from the O’s.

  439. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    C-Didn’t we sweep the last time we played them?

  440. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    montero hit his 2nd homerun of the year at trenton this year (10th overall)..

    bleich is making his AA debut with a scoreless inning so far

  441. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I’ll be playing with Jason Varitek in a charity mini-golf event on Thursday.

    Anyone have any questions or comments to relay to him?

    :)

  442. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Boston Dave-Does he have any idea why the Sox resigned him?

  443. carl June 30th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Boston Dave 2.0 – the kinder gentler version

    Is it true you cheated on your wife with Hazel Mae?

  444. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    If Johnny Damon didn’t think Phil Hughes had the ability to be a very good pitcher he wouldn’t have said a word and just let the guy continue to fail.

    Players like Damon, well liked and well respected, only get into the guy’s grills that can take it and have the ability to be more than they are showing.

    That’s how it works in a major league locker room.

    When Damon was young, it was George Brett that got in his grill, forcing him to take stock, and it helped make him a better player.

    You do that with guys you (the veteran player) think have the goods. Obviously, Damon felt Phil had the goods because he made sure to say, “We need him to be better”.

    In this instance, Damon was right and guess what? Hughes is better for it.

    Conversely, Mel Hall was traded by the Yankees because he got into Bernie Williams’ grill too many times in a negative way. Since Mel was not a “practice what you preach” kind of guy (unlike Damon), Stick made sure he hit the bricks when he saw how his behavior affected Bernie.

    It can work both ways. However, when a guy like Damon, who doesn’t have a nasty bone in his body (unlike Hall) says something to a young guy, he’s smart to take the advice.

  445. m June 30th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Boston Dave,

    So you won’t be wearing a Yankee cap?

  446. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    “Boston Dave 2.0 – the kinder gentler version

    Is it true you cheated on your wife with Hazel Mae?”

    ———

    Jodi Watney, not Hazel Mae. I’m sure he cheated though.

    I was hanging at Tek’s house last year right when those rumors were swirling but I didn’t have the cajones to ask.

  447. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    “Boston Dave,

    So you won’t be wearing a Yankee cap?”

    ——-

    I really should… but it’s a charity event so I’m undecided on that :)

  448. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I just watched Kim’s “Innerview” with Mariano. He’s so impressive as a person. There are not nearly sufficient words to describe such a person. Brought tears to my eyes. If I had a son, and he was interested in baseball, I’d tell him to watch Mariano. That’s the way a professional carries himself. We’ve been blessed. Literally.

  449. Drive 4-5 June 30th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Boston Dave,

    Will your parting words be “Say hi to Heidi for me”?

    I thought it pretty strange watching NESN correspondent Heidi Watney interview Varitek on NESN this weekend. I imagine it has to be pretty difficult to ask anything too probing when your sharing a bed with your subject.

  450. carl June 30th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Jodi Watney? Gonna have to google her or him.

  451. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    “Jodi Watney, not Hazel Mae. I’m sure he cheated though.”

    Heidi Watney. Jody Watney was an 80′s singer I think.

  452. vinny-b June 30th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    top 4

    Billy Joel – The Stranger
    Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
    UB40 – Labour of Love I
    Lauren Hill – The Miseduaction of Lauren Hill
    Janet Jackson – Design of a Decade

  453. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    SJ, that makes sense……..and you’re right, why would the players bother with some guy they don’t think will stick anyway?

    Whatever my feelings were on the matter, I never thought Johnny was anything other than a good guy. I don’t think he has a bad bone in his body…..

    Um, thanks to Phil for allowing Brian to shave that mustache…..granted, it cost Brian a something. Phil is obviously a shrewd operator.

  454. vinny-b June 30th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    top 5

  455. Christina- pictures from AAA Yanks game June 30th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    The Rays are on fire this month. BJ Upton just hit a homer against Richmond. That is the 39th HR that they have hit this month.

  456. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN
    June 30th, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    Bat outta Hell is getting no love?

    That’s a great album
    ***
    There is a Meatloaf documentary on MSG tonight actually.

    I always wanted to see Meatloaf in concert, but I would like to see the 1977 Meatloaf, not 2009 Meatloaf. So unless someone invents a time machine, I will probably be skipping the next Meatloaf tour

  457. Wes June 30th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    In the interview with Kim Jones, did Mariano call her “honey”

  458. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    “Heidi Watney. Jody Watney was an 80’s singer I think.”

    ——

    yup… oops :)

    I realized it after I typed it but figured I’d wait to see if anybody called me out. thanks!

  459. vinny-b June 30th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Jody Watley

    and she was/is very hot

    (as is her sister)

  460. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    YES better show Mo throw the first pitch.

  461. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    serenity now
    Go Yanks!

  462. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    “The Rays are on fire this month.”
    ——–

    Just got Kazmir back too.

    The Rays pen is still an achilles heel for them and if they don’t address it, I’ll still take the Yanks over them any day.

  463. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    “I always wanted to see Meatloaf in concert”

    Saw him 4-5 years ago. He could still bring it pretty good back then.

  464. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    As soon as Journey swings by, I’m gonna have to see them. Although that Philipino guy isn’t quite as good as their last singer.

  465. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 30th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Joba in the pen…

    Preparing to start again…

    Relief from the rain…

  466. Wes June 30th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    “Just got Kazmir back too.

    The Rays pen is still an achilles heel for them and if they don’t address it, I’ll still take the Yanks over them any day.”

    Who went down when Kazmir came back? Was it Sonnanstine?(however its spelled)

  467. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    And to the spelling police out there, it was me who misspelled “etiquette” first. Spelling it right doesn’t make that much of a difference in my life. But I am pretty sure, pointing out someone’s errors with such crassness, is in fact, a poor example of etiquette.

  468. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Let’s hope Joba can go right after this lineup.

    Prediction:

    7IP 5 hits 2 walks 2ER 7K

  469. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    “Who went down when Kazmir came back? Was it Sonnanstine?(however its spelled)”

    ======

    yes, it was him and good job with the spelling. I belive that’s correct.

  470. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    believe*

    that is just a typo, not a misspelling :)

  471. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Is it wrong I am a little jealous of these girls?

  472. Ed - almost to my quarter century life June 30th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    “Is it wrong I am a little jealous of these girls?”

    nope, not at all. =)

  473. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Rich Hill looks like a batting practice pitcher.

    I remember rumors of ARod to the Cubs for a package including, and built around, him.

    It was just a wild rumor, but this guy’s stock has fallen far and fast.

  474. Maria June 30th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Erica, not wrong because I am too! I am wondering why they aren’t freaking out more. I would probably faint hahaha. How mature of me!

  475. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Yay Mo :D

  476. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Erica NOPE.

  477. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Maria-

    The blonde girl next to Damon looked like she was hyperventilating. But I am a dork, and I would probably be jumping up and down on the field.

    I also would refuse to leave the field until I shook every Yankee’s hand

  478. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  479. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    that would be cool if Mariano throws the first pitch AND the last pitch tonight.

  480. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Mo deserved that.

  481. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Not gonna lie I want to see Jr go in the Upper deck :) Solo shot please

  482. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    montero just hit his 2nd homerun of the night…

  483. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    “Is it wrong I am a little jealous of these girls?”

    Those girls are probably starstruck right now.

  484. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    9/5/07 Alex homered twice in the same inning.

  485. gayle June 30th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    The other nice thing the Yankees did is the girls softball team coming out wih the players. The Phillies do this every Sunday with little kids who are chosen that day. I child comes out with each player and stands for the anthem then they get something signed. It is that type of stuff that keeps kids involved and makes for memories of a lifetime.

  486. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN June 30th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I want to see jr. get a golden sombrero and ground into a DP.

  487. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    for those who care, Joba’s fastball so far

    92, 94, 92, 94, 92

  488. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Again.

    Mo is awesome and it was wonderful the way the Yankees acknowledged the accomplishment AND mentioned the first RBI, which we all know Mo is most proud of! :)

  489. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Montero has hit his 2nd home run…

    of the night. the first to right center was a solo and a two run homer in the third inning.

  490. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    “montero just hit his 2nd homerun of the night…”

    ——–

    jesus!

  491. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Is it wrong I am a little jealous of these girls?

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

    I was very jealous of them!

  492. CB June 30th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    “montero hit his 2nd homerun of the year at trenton this year (10th overall)..”

    What a talent. He’s 19 and won’t turn 20 until well after the season is completed.

    He’s had less than 70 at bats in AA and he’s already adjusted. He’s hitting .300, has more walks than strikeouts and has now homered back to back nights.

    The Eastern League is notoriously difficult to hit in.

    19 year olds just don’t do this. Only the very, very special ones.

  493. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    And, again, what is it with the 5 o’clock shadows on all the pitchers????????

    Has there been some superstitious thing going on?

    Pete, I want to know!!!

  494. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Do you think Montero will Finish the Year in AAA?

  495. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    “9/5/07 Alex homered twice in the same inning.”

    Fun fact-
    Johnny Damon holds the record with most hits in an inning. One game with the Red Sox he got 3 in the first inning

  496. RenataD June 30th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC,

    I remember this past spring training. My family & I went to P.F. Changs and our table was right next to Derek Jeter. He was with his family & some actress. The point of the story is is that, I thought I was going to faint. I was so starstruck, I couldn’t even eat my lunch. I remember as my family & I walked past his table, my knees were shaking uncontrollably. I don’t know, Maybe I’m just weird. lol I did get his straw though. Still have it. I didn’t ask for an autograph out of respect because he was with his family.

  497. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    0-2 then you walk him? Griff will hurt him after lopez ks.

  498. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    “What a talent. He’s 19 and won’t turn 20 until well after the season is completed.

    He’s had less than 70 at bats in AA and he’s already adjusted. He’s hitting .300, has more walks than strikeouts and has now homered back to back nights.

    The Eastern League is notoriously difficult to hit in.

    19 year olds just don’t do this. Only the very, very special ones.”

    it really is exciting to watch him develop….the sky is the limit for this guy…atleast offensively

  499. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 30th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Commemorating…

    Mo’s endings, first pitch throwing…

    Joba beginning…

  500. CompassRosy June 30th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Not gonna lie I want to see Jr go in the Upper deck :) Solo shot please
    _______________________________________

    Carl ~

    You do know that the M’s have played 32 one-run games (19-13) right?

    ;-)

  501. Matty C June 30th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I am in Boston and the game is being blacked out on MLB.tv… anyone else having those issues?

  502. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Doreen-

    Maybe they shaved really early this morning, but because of rain delays- it looks scruffy??

  503. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “9/5/07 Alex homered twice in the same inning.”

    Fun fact-
    Johnny Damon holds the record with most hits in an inning. One game with the Red Sox he got 3 in the first inning

    3 hits in one inning wow.

  504. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    CB
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    “montero hit his 2nd homerun of the year at trenton this year (10th overall)..”

    What a talent. He’s 19 and won’t turn 20 until well after the season is completed.

    He’s had less than 70 at bats in AA and he’s already adjusted. He’s hitting .300, has more walks than strikeouts and has now homered back to back nights.

    The Eastern League is notoriously difficult to hit in.

    19 year olds just don’t do this. Only the very, very special ones.

    ————————————————————

    The best thing is that he’s not a pull hitter. He hits everything, everywhere.

  505. CB June 30th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    HItters swing at 20% of the pitches Joba throws outside of the strike zone.

    That is the lowest rate for any pitcher in the major leagues this year.

    Major league hitters have adjusted to Joba. They will not swing at all of the pitches he tries to get them to chase out of the zone, especially with two strikes.

    Joba still needs to adjust back. They just don’t chase his pitches often enough to warrant all of the pitches he throws to try to set them up.

  506. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    RenataD-

    I was at a Fleetwood Mac concert in 2003, and Paul O’Neill walked right by me. I had no problems stopping him and introducing myself :-)

    But I do hear what you are saying, I wouldn’t have interrupted his dinner. That’s just rude.

  507. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I am in Boston and the game is being blacked out on MLB.tv… anyone else having those issues?

    ———–

    I am watching it on mlb.tv fine.

    are you at home? I’ve had problems when I’m at Starbucks watching or a place like that.

    if you call mlb.tv, they’ll allow your IP in and you can watch.

  508. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Those girls were adorable. Giggling when they saw themselves on the “big screen.” :)

    Obviously in awe of being next to Yankees players.

    It was sweet.

  509. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    p.s. I am 30mi south of Boston

  510. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Yankees must win tonight to keep pace with Boston already 7-1

  511. Coach June 30th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Joba sitting 92-94 based on MLB Gameday. He will be so special when he fully matures as a starter.

  512. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    “HItters swing at 20% of the pitches Joba throws outside of the strike zone.”

    ———-

    wow, cool stat. amazing too.

    but not good.

  513. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    joba consistently added velocity every inning last start…if he does that today hell be throwin some serious heat cause he did hit 94 a bunch that inning

  514. Matty C June 30th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Yea I am at home… never had this issue before

  515. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    “Yankees must win tonight to keep pace with Boston already 7-1″

    ———-

    do you know if games against Rich Hill count as a full game in the standings or just a half game (which is what they should be) ?

  516. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Carl-

    It was 6/27/03. He actually shares the record with Gene Stephans from 1953.

    Johnny is also tied with about 20 people for most hits in a 9 inning game (6 hits) set last year

    http://baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/hits.shtml

  517. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    “Yea I am at home… never had this issue before”

    ——-

    that sucks. call mlb.tv and they’ll let you watch… but no clue why it didnt work already.

  518. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Someone tell Jeter to um take a pitch.

  519. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    1st pitch swinging? Boo this man!

  520. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Carl-

    It was 6/27/03. He actually shares the record with Gene Stephans from 1953.

    Johnny is also tied with about 20 people for most hits in a 9 inning game (6 hits) set last year

    http://baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/hits.shtml

    he hit the walkoff that game

    Johnny!!

  521. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Wow that bat went in 3 directions.

  522. CB June 30th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    “The best thing is that he’s not a pull hitter. He hits everything, everywhere.”

    This is what separates him. Mike Stanton on the Marlins is a better power hitting prospect right now.

    But in the minor leagues right now Montero is in the conversation for the single best bat in the baseball because of his combination of hitting skill and power.

    In his first 65 at bats monter has struck out 6 times. 6 times. That is just amazing. He’s walked 7 times. This is double A. There are plenty of good prospects who strike out 6 times every week in AA.

    You hate to place comparisons on guys but it’s hard not to watch him develop and think of Miguel Cabrera. It really is.

  523. pat June 30th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Heads up of Tex trying to slide.

  524. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I didn’t realize this until now, but in that game that Damon got 3 hits in the first inning- Guess who the opposing starter was??

    Our old friend, Carl Pavano :evil:

  525. Maria June 30th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    He was out but good thinking by Tex to go down for the slide.

  526. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Erica -

    That’s funny. :)

    It’s just so noticeable – I don’t think I really care – it’s just such a break from what I’m used to seeing. Mustaches, yes. Scruffy unshaven faces, no.

  527. robbie June 30th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    same old A-ROID…… once he steps in NY soil he’s an automatic OUT……

  528. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    robbie June 30th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    same old A-ROID…… once he steps in NY soil he’s an automatic OUT……

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  529. pat June 30th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    robbie

    What state is Citifield in?

  530. Lara08 June 30th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Apparently Citi Field has Georgia clay

  531. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    pat June 30th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    robbie

    What state is Citifield in?

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

    lol :lol:

  532. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    You guys crack me up sometimes. (Citifield/Georgia clay). :lol:

  533. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    You saw that going to happen, didn’t ya?

  534. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    ugh… :?

  535. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    man…that ball needs to be caught by somebody :(

  536. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Doreen
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    You guys crack me up sometimes. (Citifield/Georgia clay).
    ***
    I am embarrassed to admit it, but it took me about a minute to understand this joke. LOL :oops:

  537. Chris June 30th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Hinske has been issued No. 14

    http://yesnetwork.stats.com/ml.....ort=roster

  538. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Joba was supposed to throw out a first pitch a couple weeks ago, but they were afraid he would shake off Posada. :(

  539. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Alex!!!

  540. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Beyootifull play by Alex!

  541. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    nice play arod…

  542. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Chris
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    Hinske has been issued No. 14
    ***
    I guess we aren’t retiring 14 in honor of Wilson Betemit :cry:

  543. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I tell ya, Alex is a baseball player. He has a terrific baseball IQ.

  544. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Chris
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    Hinske has been issued No. 14
    ***
    I guess we aren’t retiring 14 in honor of Wilson Betemit :cry:

    lmao

  545. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    niiiiice dp

    29 pitches for Jobber 17 strikes, 12 balls

  546. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    CB,

    Great stat on Joba. I’d really like to see him be more aggressive in the zone. Even when he misses in the zone guys rarely square up on him.

    Going into all these deep counts though do not help him.

    Hitters have made the adjustment and are just subtracting pitches. They now lay off the slider and sit dead red.

    He will eventually make the adjustment. All good pitchers do.

    But, its growing pains just the same and you have to be patient.

    I often forget he’s only 23 years old. A mere pup from a pitching perspective.

  547. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Erica -

    Don’t feel bad. It took the second reference for me to “get” it. :oops:

  548. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Joba was supposed to throw out a first pitch a couple weeks ago, but they were afraid he would shake off Posada.

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

    Hahaha

  549. BR June 30th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Wow, Cano’s OBP is down to .330. That’s pitiful

  550. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 30th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    A-Rod with the D…

    Joba is a bystander…

    Fist-pumping ensues…

  551. CB June 30th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Alex is playing a very good third base since that two day break. What a difference. He looked so stiff in the field up until that point.

    Last year the Red Sox had one of the top 3 team defenses in baseball. The yankees were bottom 3. Coming into this season the Sox looked to have a much better defensive team. That was going to be a major advantage for them.

    But so far this year Boston has been a very bad defensive team and the yankees have been league average.

    And one of the major reasons for the Sox team struggles defensively has been Mike Lowell. That hip has decimated his range. He’s not nearly the defensive presence he was before.

    Let’s hope Alex can continue to play this way in the field.

  552. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Matsui wb!

  553. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    BR
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    Wow, Cano’s OBP is down to .330. That’s pitiful
    ***
    Thank you for that insight. The good news is, it just went up :grin:

  554. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    YES!!!

  555. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Beltre prob makes that play.

  556. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    wow

  557. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Nice!! :D

  558. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    The Mariners were obviously inspired by the fielding genius of the Mets against the Yankees over the weekend

  559. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    EW! 2 errors on one play. Glad it was to the Yankees advantage.

  560. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Of course Arod is going to step up his D now, he hears footsteps.

    Or should I say Hinske-steps.

  561. abernste June 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Gutless performance by Baltimore tonight (and just about every night against Boston).

    Sigh . . .

  562. BR June 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I did not mean as much to bash Cano but more of suprise by me. I did not think it had gotten that low. But really coming from someone who is a huge Cano fan I am really starting to question whether the Yankees would be better off if they traded him

  563. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    swisher making the most of that AB

  564. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Yeah, I can see where Ozzie Guillen would have issues with Swish.

  565. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    The Rising Sun sees…

    Matsui’s return, swinging…

    Error and a run…

  566. bru June 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Bob(the original)
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    You people are actually tracking Hinske’s flight? Really? He’s a bench player. Relax about it already.

    You’re acting like Red Sox fans.

    ————————————————————

    comment of the night.

    lmfao

  567. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    good job melky

  568. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    i cannot believe it…a sac fly!

  569. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Sac fly ! When was the last team we seen a sac fly Pel :)

  570. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont June 30th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I love sac flys

  571. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Trade Cano for who?

  572. CB June 30th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “I’d really like to see him be more aggressive in the zone. Even when he misses in the zone guys rarely square up on him.”

    Hitters this year are only swinging at 36% of all Joba’s pitches. That’s the lowest of any pitcher in baseball.

    He really does need to be more aggressive in the zone. It’s part of the reason why the bull pen talk is such fantasy. Joba of 2007 is never coming back because the league has adjusted. They aren’t swinging at the slider bouncing in the dirt.

    He’ll adjust but … (cue cashman…) it’s a process.

  573. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    How lucky was that

  574. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    almost another error

  575. pat June 30th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Pinball or Baseball?

  576. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    BR
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    I did not mean as much to bash Cano but more of suprise by me. I did not think it had gotten that low. But really coming from someone who is a huge Cano fan I am really starting to question whether the Yankees would be better off if they traded him
    ***
    Historically, Cano is much better in the second half. So if that history holds true and he actually gets really hot after the all-star break, he will be a treat to watch

  577. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Rich McKinney reincarnated has found a home in Seattle…

  578. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    28 pitches for Morrow 18 strikes, 10 balls

  579. CB June 30th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    A .330 OBP is almost exactly league average.

    It’s unfortunate that Cano’s is down that low but it’s hardly terrible particularly given that he hits for power.

  580. BR June 30th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Trade Cano for who?

    A good young OF. I do not think they should trade him now but at the end of the season or at least I am very close to thinking that.

  581. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    give it back

  582. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    No, no, no, no, no!

    You don’t give a run back right away. Stop it, Joba!

  583. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Geez, that ball was smoked by a non hitter. Wow.

  584. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Montero has 2 HRs tonight.

  585. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    :?

  586. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Joba thought that was Jr :)

  587. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Joba a .100 hitter? come on.

  588. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    How did I not know it was the #9 batter. That’s even worse.

    Joba, stop it right here, please.

  589. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Posada must be tipping his pitches again…

  590. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Wow. Cedeno. An automatic out?

    Whats’s Joba’s velocity tonight?

  591. CB June 30th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    That fastball Cedeno hit was 95 mph.

    Terrible location.

    But man that guy can’t hit and he put a charge into that.

    Almost seemed like he was expecting a fastball and knew it was coming.

  592. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Cano is playing Gold Glove second base and is in a bit of a slump right now. That doesn’t make him trade bait.

    If they moved him down in the order, he will hit again.

    Problem is, they have to break up the lefties.

    So, the only spot you can move him is 8th and they probably don’t want him hitting 8th. Especially in games when Gardner is hitting 9th.

  593. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I wanted to trade him for Kemp in the offseason and then sign Furcal or Hudson.

  594. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Now hes taking 50 mins between each pitch.

  595. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Tyler Kepner tweets a lot during games. :)

  596. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    People yammering again how bad Cano is, how lazy he is, how hit he can’t hit with runners on and want to trade him, but, only for a GOOD, YOUNG outfielder. If he’s so bad, what makes you think you’d get anything but a bum back in return?

  597. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! June 30th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Cedeno swinging…

    Jarring, Joba looking up…

    Back to parity…

  598. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    This is where Joba can’t lose his aggressiveness in the strikezone and turn this into a big inning.

    Keep attacking the zone and don’t let the HR affect you.

    Solo HR’s won’t beat you. Walks do.

  599. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    “I wanted to trade him for Kemp in the offseason and then sign Furcal or Hudson.”

    ——–

    I wanted to trade him for Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain.

  600. Bunny June 30th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Smoltzy will not be back after the rain delay, for sure.

  601. Eric June 30th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Ichiro is leading the league and hitting, and there’s no race? Umm, HELLO! Joe Mauer is hitting .386 and is about 2 games away from having enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title.

  602. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    My cousin said his favorite player is Cano but then sometimes he gets mad at Cano and Cano is not is favorite player for awhile and then he is his favorite player again. This goes back and forth with Cano according to his slumps.

    I thought it was funny.

  603. CB June 30th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I believe Ichiro this season is on pace to break his single season hit record. He’s on pace to collect 269 hits this season.

  604. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I hate this man I swear. Take him deep JR!!!!

  605. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Have the Orioles given up on the season already?

  606. Vin June 30th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    so the joba implosion begins?!?!

  607. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I must confess. I have an Ichiro T-shirt. I just love his game.

  608. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Walking a guy with a .289 OBP. Inexcusable.

  609. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    O’s in a delay in the top of the 5th. one can hope it gets rained out and those 9 runs go bye bye.

  610. DC June 30th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Too many pitches for joba, near 50 in 3 innings. what is wrong? Is it Dave Eiland?

  611. Bret the Hitman June 30th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    How many rabid fans will soon be salivating at the thought of Hughes joining the rotation just as Joba nears his innings cap while Joba rejoins the bullpen? The stars seem to be aligning even now.

  612. carl June 30th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Closing in on 50 pitches. Mentally weak starter.

  613. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont June 30th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    50 pitches for Joba after 3 innings.

  614. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    50 pitches for Jobber 29 strikes 21 balls

  615. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Boston-Baltimore is in a rain delay and not official yet.

  616. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Good grief. Fifty pitches after 3 is not great, but one efficient inning and he can go seven.

  617. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I love Ichiro. He’s one of my favorite players to watch.

    He has floor seats for Lakers games and his wife, a knockout, is a TV anchor for Japanese TV.

    Everytime he goes to a game with her, the fans give them a standing ovation when they reach their seats1 lol

  618. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I think they have to get Everyday Al (Aceves) on standby. He may get a shot at another vulture win tonight.

    Unless Joba is more aggressive in the zone, and stop getting in deep counts with every hitter, his pitch count is going to keep rising.

  619. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    “Closing in on 50 pitches. Mentally weak starter.”

    ———-

    at 23, it’s not long before he’s past his prime, either.

    too bad. the kid had so much potential….

  620. bru June 30th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    joba has to attack hitters more.

    i don;t understand why he is not better at doing that.

    trust your stuff.

    eiland needs to tell him enough is enough.
    drives me crazy.

  621. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    OMG Joba just threw 95 mph! -_-

  622. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I don’t see a lot of improvement with Joba, start to start. He’ll have a good start and then take two steps back, it seems. I so much want to see a more linear growth chart, so to speak. I know it’s a learning curve, but I’m not seeing evidence of the learning.

  623. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Kay complaining about Joba’s velocity is great. According to Kay the fastball Joba threw to Guiteirrez was the best fastball he threw all night because it was 95.

    The pitch Cedeno hammered was 95 mph. I guess that was tied for best fastball?

  624. Zooboy June 30th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Joba rules: patience.

  625. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    the nibbling is getting annoying

  626. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Bru,

    Do you think they don’t tell him that? Whole lot different when you are on the mound.

    There isn’t a young pitcher who has ever started who hasn’t gone through these kind of growing pains.

    Its all part of the process.

    You either have the patience to deal with it or you don’t develop young pitching.

    Boston Dave, LOL.

    I gues

  627. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    “I so much want to see a more linear growth chart, so to speak. I know it’s a learning curve, but I’m not seeing evidence of the learning.”

    Doreen,

    There’s a saying amongst baseball analysts about projecting the performance of young pitchers.

    It’s very, very hard to do because they are prone to “non-linear” gains and losses.

    Edwin Jackson in detroit is a good example of a non-linear gain this year.

    Linear growth would be great… but it just doesn’t happen that often.

  628. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    joba, the plate is about 2 feet to the right

  629. bru June 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    what do we do if montero is absolutely mashing AAA this year & next?
    do we bring him up next year?

  630. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Pel it is. Boring game all around and Joba has a lot to do with it.

  631. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I’m getting to the point where it is so difficult to watch him pitch.

  632. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    EVERY COUNT MUST BE FULL!!

    Swisher would love facing Joba.

  633. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    CB,

    Kay can’t get over the fact he doesn’t throw 98 anymore.

    I don’t know why it perplexes him.

    ‘Ya think last year’s shoulder injury could have something to do with it? It ain’t rocket science.

  634. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Bleich is getting cuffed around a bit in the bottom of the 6th for Trenton. 4-3 and runners on 1st and 2nd with one out. 7 hits, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.

  635. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    #13 needs a gold glove.

  636. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    EVERY COUNT MUST BE FULL!!

    Swisher would love facing Joba.

    haha

  637. Vin June 30th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    listen i m not tryin to joba hate..but what is the logic behind just blowing by one guy, then fallin behind the guy who grounded in to a DP last time..and then again fallin into a hitters count with the guy who took u out last time..iono

  638. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    67 pitches for Jobber 38 strikes, 29 balls

  639. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I think the problem is exposure – our exposure to Joba – the Joba saga. I fully understand my expectations may be unrealistic.

    Thanks, CB. At some level, I understand this; at another level, there is impatience. :) Luckily, I’m not in charge of Joba’s development.

  640. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    “what do we do if montero is absolutely mashing AAA this year & next?
    do we bring him up next year?”

    No. Because when he comes up he will struggle and that will annoy yankee fans as it will be so taxing to watch.

    It’ll be just too much to bear.

    It’s so hard being a fan of this team. The things they subject us to.

  641. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Doreen,

    CB said it best. It never works out where young arms rise with every performance. There are ups and there are downs.

    What’s funny is, Joba isn’t throwing the ball that great and he’s only given up 1 run in 4 innings.

    That’s a testimony to just how great he will be when he figures it out. As long as he stays healthy of course.

  642. AlbanyYankee June 30th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Seems like forever since the Yankees made a trade with the Pirates. Maybe we’ll give Aceves the night off and trade for one of Pittsburgh’s relievers.

  643. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    bru
    June 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    what do we do if montero is absolutely mashing AAA this year & next?
    do we bring him up next year?

    ————————————————————

    Forget it. He made an out in his last at bat and just like Chamberlain, he’s washed up….going in the tank.

  644. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Doreen,

    CB said it best. It never works out where young arms rise with every performance. There are ups and there are downs.

    What’s funny is, Joba isn’t throwing the ball that great and he’s only given up 1 run in 4 innings.

    That’s a testimony to just how great he will be when he figures it out. As long as he stays healthy of course.

    Hmm…Yeah or it couldn’t be that the Mariners are the Mariners right?

  645. Wes June 30th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Is Snoopy the Yankees mascot or something?

  646. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    “What’s funny is, Joba isn’t throwing the ball that great and he’s only given up 1 run in 4 innings.”

    Overall this is one of the big stories of his year so far.

    He won’t have his best stuff. He isn’t locating. And he doesn’t given up that many runs – ever.

    It’s really amazing. His stuff is so good that hitters just don’t square him up that often.

  647. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I’m surprised O’Neill didn’t say Snoopy has a Kay size head.

  648. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Now Morrow is acting like Joba this is boring :(

  649. Chris June 30th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Jesus Montero will spend all of 2010 at AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. No need to rush him. He won’t be 20 years old until 11/28.

  650. teddy June 30th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    sj my only problem witth that is, joba the only starter i know that soppossed to throw 93 to 95 as a startr throwing 91 91 meatball. i don’t expect 98 as a starter . i understaand he will struggle, not all about velocity. marrow throwing 95 conistant

  651. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    “Jobber never gets to take a beating”

    “They baby him”

    “It’s atrocious!!!!!!”

  652. bru June 30th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    the funny thing about joba is he causes us fans maximum stress from the first pitch to the last but no matter who he faces we are always in the game.

    usually 3 runs.

  653. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    “Now Morrow is acting like Joba this is boring”

    Not as boring as your comments

  654. Greg June 30th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Is it really so bad to throw a homer or GR double back? Provided you aim at nothing but grass (and especially not at an outfielder)… and you’re close enough to the field to guarantee you won’t be beaning a fan in front of you, I don’t see it as a huge issue.

    I didn’t see the ball get thrown back… was it close to Damon?

  655. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Teddy is drunuk

  656. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    It’s really amazing. His stuff is so good that hitters just don’t square him up that often.

    LD% of 20,

    (GB% of 50 8o)

  657. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    “Now Morrow is acting like Joba this is boring”

    Not as boring as your comments

    Good one!

  658. Zooboy June 30th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Walking the bases loaded with no out to get to Swish. No respect!

  659. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Nick Whiffer………..

  660. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Marrow was drafted 5th in the same draft Joba was taken in.

    He throws mid-90′s with ease. He is immensely talented.

    Gives up a single to cano. And then nibbles too much and walks the next two hitters.

    This is what it’s like for young pitchers to learn how to pitch in the majors.

    David Price is having his own ups and downs in Tampa

  661. bru June 30th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    i think joba is holding back on his velocity.

    not saying that is but but i think he is trying to learn how to get outs throwing softer.

    there is no doubt he can blaze it in at 98 mph for more than a few pitches.

  662. hian June 30th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Swisher is terrible.

  663. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    So is Swisher “lazy” and “stupid” for that at bat?

  664. pat June 30th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    If the Mets didn’t have bad luck, they’d have none at all.

    Remember I said that when you watch highlights later tonight and you’ll understand.

  665. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Damon should be in LF most nights, Gardner in CF, Melky in RF…………Swisher needs to play alot less…………

  666. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Well, in all fairness CB, I’m not sure Swisher is that smart.

    Look at that haircut.

  667. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Jeter is still coughing
    Swisher is still choking
    Hinske is still travelling

  668. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    holy comedy of errors in the Mets game :shock:

  669. bru June 30th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    gardner in cf,melky in rf,swish dh’ing with matsui,posada.

  670. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    pat- Can you explain? I can’t put on pip have too many shows recording.

  671. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    wow

    bases loaded no outs

    1 run forced in

  672. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Swisher looks like Edward Scissorshands kicked his………..

  673. pat June 30th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Morrow is wildly effective :sad:

  674. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Atrocious with RISP !!

  675. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    wow, 1 run with bases loaded and no out.

  676. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: Brutal at-bat for Swisher with the bases loaded and no outs. They should have sent a jet for Hinske.

    lol

  677. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Montero is 2-3 with 2 homers, 3 RBI and a walk.

  678. pat June 30th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    SA

    Did you see the divot with face plant in the outfield?

  679. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    i agree. Damon, Gardner, Melky. (swisher off the bench). this all or nothing style is more nothing than all.

  680. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Not good at all.

    Up and down the lineup, the Yankees have hitters who just cannot hit with runners in scoring position.

    It’s the main difference between the Red Sox and Yankees right now.

  681. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    >What’s funny is, Joba isn’t throwing the ball that great and
    >he’s only given up 1 run in 4 innings.

    To the worst hitter on the card, no less.

  682. KO June 30th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Haven’t been paying super attention to this game but it doesn’t seem like Morrow is consistently getting any offspeed pitches over… it seems like a never ending chain of fastballs… They’re lettin’ him off the hook here a little 2 much

  683. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    5-2 Milwaukee. With Santana pitching. This will be 5 in a row for them. The wolves will be howling….

  684. BR June 30th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    People yammering again how bad Cano is, how lazy he is, how hit he can’t hit with runners on and want to trade him, but, only for a GOOD, YOUNG outfielder. If he’s so bad, what makes you think you’d get anything but a bum back in return?

    ______________________________________________________________

    I personally do not think Cano is a bad baseball player at all. I think he is very good and has been my favorite player on the Yankees since he came up. I also think Cano could easily bring back a good young OF because he is highly regarded in this league as one of the best 2nd baseman.

    HOWEVER, it has gotten to a point where I do not think he fits in this lineup or with the Yankees. He is not patient at all, he is extraordinarily streaky, and is consistently awful in big spots.

    On a team with less pressure and where his every move is not scrutinized I think he can have a very very good career. But on the Yankees I think we will be talking about his potential his entire career.

  685. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    lol joba

  686. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    If you think Joba is the only pitcher in baseball whose velocity is up and down, you don’t watch a lot of baseball.

    That’s why its called “pitching” and not “throw it as fast as you can”.

    Sometimes, you feel strong, sometimes you don’t.

    Sometimes your mechanics are really tight, sometimes they aren’t.

    Its especially true for young pitchers.

    Watch Morrow tonight and watch David Price’s start. Same thing.

  687. KO June 30th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    1 million percent that should be an error, baseball is pretty stupid sometimes

  688. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    joba is out version of dice-k. too many walks, yet somehow a respectable ERA.

  689. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    One of the things that really helps young pitchers settle in and be aggressive is a lead.

    The yankees could have helped Joba out a lot there. But more ineffective at bats with men on base.

    Swisher isn’t terrible. He’s just limited. He has a widely divergent skill set where he does somethings very well and other things very poorly.

    With RISP this year Swisher is hitting .200 which is terrible but he’s getting on base at a .478 clip which is remarkable but a walk really isn’t what you want with men on base (unless of course it’s bases loaded…)

  690. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont June 30th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Atrocious with RISP !!
    ===========

    Yanks are 0-8 with RISP. This could have been a laugher. Maybe it still will be……

  691. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Anybody else late for work because they’re up all night listening to miserable Mets fans the past few nights??

    PS.

    On WFAN of course. (I’m not running support groups for the beleaguered Metropolitans fans)

  692. KO June 30th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    the finest proteins and vitamins???? hahahaha

  693. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    jesus man, throw strikes.

  694. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    what a mess

  695. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Unfortunately, it isn’t a good hitting team with the bases loaded and with RISP. They have changed players, batting order, tried everything. Nothing has clicked.

    I think we may see more of a Gardner in center and Melky in RF setup soon.

    Swisher really is better when he isn’t playing everyday.

    Joba has to do a better job of looking Ichiro back at second.

    Rookie mistake there.

  696. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    hey look at that? an actual hit with RISP.

  697. BaseballFab June 30th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Susuki is odd, it seems like he can get a hit whenever he wants and steal whenever he wants….

  698. KO June 30th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    The mistake was missing the ground ball

  699. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Damn. Come on

    I blame Posada for this!!!!

    *not really :P

  700. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    our runs come on errors and outs. they single. take notes.

  701. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Why can we all see that Swisher is not an everyday player, but Girardi can’t??????????????????

  702. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Yeah Suzuki can steal whenever he wants when Girardi is asleep on the bench. Call a pitchout!

  703. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Ichiro has a hit in 53 of his last 56 games played.

  704. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I say Cashman stop playing w/ PIT and make that Aceves for Zach Duke deal already.

    BTW what you notice from Joba is he gets lazy, it’s mechanics a bit off but it’s also lazyness.

  705. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Got to go to Aceves pretty soon. Too many pitches, too many mistakes from Joba.

    Can’t have him cough up the lead here since the offense is in drydock again.

    I’d have a very short leash on him right now.

    CB,

    That’s my entire thing about Swisher. I don’t think he’s a bad player. He’s just a limited player.

    You can’t have a guy who is a below average defensive player and a below average hitter with RISP playing everyday in this lineup, IMO.

    In spot duty, he’s an asset. Everyday, he’s not.

  706. BR June 30th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    GreenBeret,

    I personally do not think Cano is a bad baseball player at all. I think he is very good and has been my favorite player on the Yankees since he came up. I also think Cano could easily bring back a good young OF because he is highly regarded in this league as one of the best 2nd baseman.

    HOWEVER, it has gotten to a point where I do not think he fits in this lineup or with the Yankees. He is not patient at all, he is extraordinarily streaky, and is consistently awful in big spots.

    On a team with less pressure and where his every move is not scrutinized I think he can have a very very good career. But on the Yankees I think we will be talking about his potential his entire career.

  707. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Didn’t someone say Joba was a better pitcher than AJ early this year?

  708. pat June 30th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Jennifer

    Just caught part of it.

    From what I saw, CF slipped on the grass, caught his toe in the turf, face planted and had the ball drop next to him.

    Another batter gets a hit and they threw the ball all over the field while 3 runs scored.

    Gotta feel for Santana.

  709. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Runners wouldn’t be stealing the fillings out of Chamberlain’s and wang’s teeth if they’d learn to keep the runners closer….not even close…just closer.

  710. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Oh and Joba sucks at holding runners

  711. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    with no regard for men on base

  712. Maria June 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Joba isn’t pitching very well but he has held them to two runs. The offense needs to pick him up especially in bases loaded situations.

  713. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    That’s stolen on Joba again.

    Girardi has to get him out now and go to Aceves. He’s not concentrating out there and you have to think about winning the game. That’s more important than teaching right now.

  714. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    That’s stolen on Joba again.

    Girardi has to get him out now and go to Aceves. He’s not concentrating out there and you have to think about winning the game. That’s more important than teaching right now.

  715. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    “Didn’t someone say Joba was a better pitcher than AJ early this year?”

    He is he’s just lazy.

  716. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Posada is getting the shaft this inning. I’m a big Cervelli supporter but it’s innings like this that really make the CS stat pretty deceptive.

  717. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    lol Joba gets mad, throws sand, then the sand gets in his eye lol

  718. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    it really is amazing that this inning started on a ball that should of easily been an out…very sad

  719. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    this walk situation is just ridiculous.

  720. Phil the Starter June 30th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    So…about Joba being a starter…

  721. KO June 30th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Horrible pitch selection on that 3-2 count… Griffey was way behind fastballs earlier in the game… just challenge him he’s not a 50 HR person anymore

  722. Adam June 30th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Is there anyway we can get a total number of mound visits from Posada to Joba this season? Something tells me it’s an unusually high number.

  723. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    “So…about Joba being a starter…”

    Yeah what.

  724. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Sorry for the double post.

    Hopefully, we see Aceves in the 6th and Joba can find a way out of this lead with the lead intact.

    He’s making it awfully hard on himself tonight with the lapses in concentration.

    It ain’t easy teachin’ the youngin’s how to pitch! lol

  725. DC June 30th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    look up Dave Eiland’s pitching stats when he pitched then tell me why he is the pitching coach of the NY Yankees.

  726. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    womp womp womp wommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmp

  727. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Keep walking guys, they’ll come around & score….

  728. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I seriously think i’d rather see Phil H. start and Joba go to the pen.. Joba’s starts are so annoying to watch and Phil is maturing and starting to understand the role of a starter. Joba still searching and his BB’s and nibbling get him in trouble.

  729. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    now Melky is lazy, great.

  730. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    bloopers all the time…i hate it

  731. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    It’s pretty obvious to everyone but Girardi that Joba is done. Now they are just one big hit away from proving it for good.

  732. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Time to come get him Joe.

  733. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Terry from NH………….good point, Hughes should start, Joba to pen……..

  734. Phil the Starter June 30th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    “Yeah what.”

    He’s NOT a starter. Every single start is painful to watch. It’s like a very slow train wreck.

  735. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Putting on 11 guys on base in under 5 innings isn’t good.. I think he did this his last start too!

  736. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Joba is almost as bad as he was on the Friday night Mets game. Lack of control. Too many pitches. What else is new with this guy?

    I’d rather see Hughes in the rotation and Joba in the ‘pen.

  737. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    How is Joba in the pen going to help if he can’t throw strikes? Its worse when you have a guy in the pen who can’t throw strikes.

    Dave Eiland’s playing career has nothing to do with his ability as a pitching coach.

    Its ok to be clueless. Its better though to have a clue.

  738. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks Todd..lol

  739. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Take Joba out, he doesn’t deserve a chance to get a victory they way he slept through the 5th.

  740. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Please don’t send Joba back out.

  741. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    im a huge joba fan, but what another uninspired performance.

  742. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    88 pitches for Jobber 50 strikes, 38 balls

  743. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Bases loaded woes
    Joba nibbles, M’s run wild
    Hinske time comes soon

  744. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    “I seriously think i’d rather see Phil H. start and Joba go to the pen.. Joba’s starts are so annoying to watch and Phil is maturing and starting to understand the role of a starter. Joba still searching and his BB’s and nibbling get him in trouble.”

    It’s not going to happen overnight, what part of that don’t you kiddies understand, he is going through what young SP go through, Joba at his worst is Dice K at his best. Yussssse is actually adjusting to the BP well so no need to play mad scientists here.

  745. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    joba has not gotten hit hard today…but its his walks and lack of holding on runners and fielding his position that has hurt him today

  746. max and ruby June 30th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    maybe Jobba should stop reading his press clippings from 2008 and concentrate on this season. say what you want about his pitching but his body language on the mound is veru telling. he is proving that the apple doesnt fall too far from the tree, just look at his meth-head drug dealing mother.

  747. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Get ready for Joba’s pre recorded post game comments that he uses after every start.

  748. Phil the Starter June 30th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    “Joba at his worst is Dice K at his best.”

    Now I think last year was a fluke to Dice K, but Joba hasn’t proven to be anywhere near as good as Dice K was last year. He is afraid to throw strikes.

  749. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Putting him in the bullpen isn’t the answer to his struggles.

    He’s not going to learn to be a starter unless he goes through the struggles.

    This isn’t brain surgery. It takes time to develop young starters. They don’t come ready to go.

    Stop being emotional and think.

    If you recall, Phil Hughes also struggled as a starter, didn’t he?

    The bullpen isn’t the answer for Joba and its not going to happen.

  750. BR June 30th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Also how is Joba going to the pen when it consistently takes him 4 innings to throw faster that 92

  751. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Frustrating innings.
    The rain brings Yankee malaise.
    Get tossed Girardi!

  752. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    WOW

    The Motherbashing is a bit much.

  753. Christina June 30th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    DC

    look up Dave Eiland’s pitching stats when he pitched then tell me why he is the pitching coach of the NY Yankees.
    —————–

    Go look at Dave Duncan’s pitching stats. Oh wait, they dont exist because he was never a pitcher.

    My point is that you can’t judge a guy as a coach based on his playing career. Duncan is a great pitching coach despite the fact he was never actually a pitcher.

  754. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    “Now I think last year was a fluke to Dice K, but Joba hasn’t proven to be anywhere near as good as Dice K was last year. He is afraid to throw strikes.”

    Don’t EVEN START !

  755. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    SJ,

    With Swisher I think it’s one of those situations that you can’t expect to have plus players at every position.

    I wish he was better but he’s not. He’s very good at drawing walks, he’s pretty good power hitter. And that’s it.

    But IMO that does make his whole package on net of value.

    I think part of what the problem is is his position in the line up. It keeps exposing his weaknesses.

    He needs to hit in front of ARod, Tex and Posada rather than after.

    I normally don’t care much abotu line up arrangement at all. But with Swisher i think it does matter. He is not a run producer despite his decent power. Girardi is confusing the two. HR do not necessarily equal run producer.

    He does have very good on base skills. They need to maximize the value of those skills while mimimizing his limitations.

    I think you do that by hitting him second. That way he can get on base for the middle of the order without him having to drive in as many runs himself unless he happens to hit a HR. The more I watch him play the more I think that’s important.

  756. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    i heard the Ichiro hit was an easy play mr finesse joba just screwed up is that true??

    this is mets 2 for Joba….

    more clutch hitting for the yanks tonight. can they ever get a hit with men on base? shocking cano 2 singles with no one on bases, shocking………………..

  757. Angel (OPPC) - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. June 30th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Awww. Jay had a yankee fan hair-flip and I’m only getting to see it now.

    Amusing.

  758. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    When hasn’t Dice-K walked the ballpark, at times Oli Perez walking the ballpark. Don’t even start to you know what that.

  759. David (In Seattle) June 30th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Jebus Crais, sometimes I think the hitters are saying efyu to their own pitchers for not pitching well when the bats go dead

  760. Jimmy June 30th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Smoltz – 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER

  761. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    All of you children need to read Pete’s 9:42 comments and commit it to memory.

    Putting a guy in the bullpen who nibbles isn’t the solution.

    Somehow, Joba has to realize nibbling is what puts him in these predicaments.

    He sometimes doesn’t trust his stuff and it bites him in the butt.

  762. vito b June 30th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    People whining about joba act like he is not giving his team a chance to win each time he starts. The kid is 23 for christ sake, let him develop, at least his era is not over 10 right now, its under 4.00. In this rotation he is the #5 starter, not the ace.

  763. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    “Also how is Joba going to the pen when it consistently takes him 4 innings to throw faster that 92″

    Joba’s mentality as a starter is to tone it down on mph, but he seems to lack that bulldog mentality he had as a reliever too. I’d rather have him throw 95+ for a couple innings and go after hitters then to watch him nibble everyone to death.. It is painful to watch!

  764. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    The more I watch Swisher play………the less I want to watch Swisher play………….

  765. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    A little known fact
    Phil’s refrain is Joba’s too
    only twenty-three

  766. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Stuart

    Are you prison?

    Why is it that you can NEVER watch a game?

  767. Tom in N.J. June 30th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    “look up Dave Eiland’s pitching stats when he pitched then tell me why he is the pitching coach of the NY Yankees.”

    Dave Duncan is regarded as a great pitching coach. Look up his pitching stats….

  768. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Charge the mound Alex

  769. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    “in” prison…

  770. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    There’s gonna be ups and downs with Jobber. It’s a learning process. Today, has been pretty eh

  771. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Robbie, please put one on the short porch.

    Thanks, you’re a pal.

  772. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    We need to plate some runners for once………

  773. carl June 30th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Great Cano is up

  774. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Robbie Cannot

  775. Fez June 30th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    “Dave Duncan is regarded as a great pitching coach. Look up his pitching stats”

    If pitching coaches were golfers, Eiland isn’t fit to be Duncan’s caddy.

  776. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    cano is 2-2 with no one on so it stands to reason a double play is coming.

  777. Uncle Ellsworth June 30th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    gettting sleeeeeepy……….

  778. John June 30th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    big spot for cano

  779. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    At least Arod’s got a cutie in Kate Hudson now.. Madonna just didn’t cut it for me with those skinning tone arms of hers..lol

  780. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    CB,

    Good points. Its funny, Johnny Damon has done nothing to lose his second spot in the lineup but, it does seem that Nick is better hitting second.

    That said, I’m real hesitant to move Damon out of the 2 hole.

    You are right, he is a limited player.

    Just may be a case of the wrong guy coming up in that situation, with little the Yankees can do about it.

    Nephew watch……

    First game tonight for West Virginia in the SAL league….

    He’s 1-3 so far with the only RBI of the game and has thrown out 2 of 3 runners trying to steal.

    1-0 West Virginia over Lake County, bottom 6.

  781. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    “Great Cano is up”

    :lol:

  782. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    robi in the clutch :roll:

  783. CB June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    “People whining about joba act like he is not giving his team a chance to win each time he starts. ”

    Very true. He hasn’t pitched that well but he hasn’t been bad either.

    What’s so funny is the constant complaint about how the way Joba is pitching is just so difficult to watch. It’s as if the subective experience of watching his “style” of pitching is much more important than whether the team wins.

    Goodess! Joba is annoying me! How dare he bore me!

  784. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Everyone duck, the Cano bashers will make a mass apperance.

  785. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Like I said, Robbie Cannot

  786. John June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    at least he didn’t ground into a double play like he usually does with RISP

  787. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    cue rants

  788. Maria June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    With time I think Joba will learn to trust his stuff and throw in the zone. He was throwing 95 mph fastballs tonight but many of them were 2 feet off the plate. He will be amazing once he can attack the zone with good consistent stuff. Obviously easier said than done.

  789. daver June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    cano blows another chance with RISP

  790. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    cannot even move the runner. if he can hit with no one on, put HIM leadoff.

  791. G. Love June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Can we please end this Cano in the 5 hole debacle?

    If he can’t put his big boy pants and hit with runners on base, he needs to be dropped. Tomorrow.

  792. Uncle Ellsworth June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    hip

  793. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Gotta love the children blaming the pitching coach for the pitcher not throwing strikes.

    You are just showing what you don’t know about the game.

  794. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    It’s a team that’s utterly incapable of hitting with runners in scoring position.

    Never seen anything like it on a team with this kind if talent.

    I really haven’t.

  795. C June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Cano CMON stop wacking at every fastball you see

  796. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    This game is atrocious

  797. Vince June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I am not just going to say this because of the most recent at bat, but Cano is such a frustrating player. Seems like he rarely comes through when needed.

    I’d definitely be willing to let him go in a trade for a stud pitcher or whatever else that is valuable.

  798. max and ruby June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    serious question: would you trade jobba for morrow?

  799. teddy June 30th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    sj

    joba power fastball as a starter is gone.

    joba a fastball pitcher with an average fastball no movement

    yes you have to patience with young pitchers, there a difference

    marrow throwing 95 mph fastball, joba throwing 91 meatballs

  800. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Wow 15 LOB tonight.. almost 3 an inning.. that is pretty darn bad!

  801. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    even when they are on a roll, the fundamentals are still not there. you have to get the runners over.

  802. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Morrow was on a silver platter for the Yankees tonight. Sad.

  803. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    i did not get the package this yr. live in calif.

    shocking cano did not get a hit with men in scoring position. jorge or matsui have to hit 5th.

    cano is a joke, he is all sizzle no substance, joke…..

    swisher also cannot hit in important part of lineup because he k’s to much…

  804. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Pete – That sounds like the definition of overanxious.

  805. Uncle Ellsworth June 30th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Jorge!?

  806. G. Love June 30th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Dropped in the order. Not dropped from the team. I know if I didn’t come back and specify that, some moron will come and accuse me of wanting to DFA Cano.

    Just bat him 7th.

  807. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    ha, ground ball to second?

  808. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Matsui will make him pay his yen in full

  809. PJH June 30th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Cano bashers have plenty of reason to come out and should be out for some time now. Get this guy out of the 5 hole. He wilts with men on and offers Alex absolutely NO protection. Alex has been walked with guys on at least 5 times in the past 2-3 games, more over a longer stretch. Jorge NEEDS to hit 5th.

  810. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I haven’t seen this many stranded since the last Gilligan’s Island rerun on Nick-At-Nite………….

  811. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    max and ruby June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    serious question: would you trade jobba for morrow?
    ———-

    Serious Answer.

    No.

    If i had to take a diabetic though I’d consider Cutler.

    I’ll bet he throws 104.

  812. max and ruby June 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    SJ-
    I know you hate it when people complain about pitching and batting coaches. I get that. In your opinion, what would Kevin Long have to do to get fired? I mean, this team is AWFUL hitting with RISP and its even worse when you consider the talent. I dont know enough about the game to answer the question but there has to be a line, right?

  813. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    “max and ruby
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    serious question: would you trade jobba for morrow?”

    depends. Tell us about Morrow’s mom first.
    That seems to count a lot in your book.

  814. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I have never ever heard of this guy or do I want to try and spell his name!

  815. DC June 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    FEZ,

    Could not agree with you more. I am not a big Dave Eiland fan. I understand you do not have to be a great player to be a great coach. He was the big mentor to Kennedy, Joba and Hughes. I understand they are all young but non of them have reached their hype yet.

  816. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Terry from NH
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    Wow 15 LOB tonight.. almost 3 an inning.. that is pretty darn bad!

    ————————————————————

    Please tell us that you’re not an accountant. They’ve left 4 on base.

  817. David (In Seattle) June 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    “marrow throwing 95 mph fastball, joba throwing 91 meatballs”

    And yet they are tied…

  818. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    bases loaded. get er done Matsui

  819. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    SJ you alluded to one day that some yankee officials werent happy with the shape joba is in…what can they do in-season to change that?…being un-fit seems like the perfect reason for not being able to repeat your delivery and the loss of velocity…

  820. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    cano is a moron. how can he not see that he does things differently with men on base and adjust??

    if girardi continues to hit him 5th if this goes on much longer needs to get his head handed to him>…….

  821. John June 30th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    another chance with runners in scoring position. the yanks are what, like 0-8 right now?

  822. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    If Kevin Long did what Bernie Madoff did….he MIGHT get fired…

  823. jennifer June 30th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    A pitch below the knee is a strike. good to know.

  824. daver June 30th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    man, the home plate ump has a low strike zone. 1st pitch to matsui was at his ankles…strike 1

  825. John June 30th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Cano could hit 5th, but he is the master of putting himself in a hole. Because he has no patience again, he fouls off or swings early and finds himself 1-2 or 0-2 constantly hoping to fight off pitches to hit a mistake. He has zero plan at the plate when he gets up there with runners on. He seemed like he finally got it in the beginning of this year but is reverting back to his old self at the moment. Should not be hitting fifth.

  826. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Matsui at bat
    Versus Mariner hurler
    many syllables

  827. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I’m been trying to figure out the whole Cano hitting 5th stuff and here is (I think) Girardi’s dilemma.

    You can’t stack the lefties in the lineup because it makes you vulnerable to lefty specialists late in the game.

    If you hit Posada fifth, how do you shake out the rest of the order?

    Matsui, Swisher, Cano, Cabrera. That works. But, what do you do when Gardner hits 9th. Its further complicated by Swisher’s inability to hit with RISP.

    I’m not a fan of Cano hitting 5th but, Girardi is a bit hamstrung too because of other weaknesses in the lineup.

  828. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Hey Greenberet.. maybe you should do your math.. They are on the verge of leaving 18 men stranded tonight.. That would average to about 3+ per inning.. Swish himself has left 5 on.

  829. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    “cano is a moron. how can he not see that he does things differently with men on base and adjust??”

    Jeez louise!

  830. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    So basically – IF the Yankees get to the playoffs, the SP has to pitch a shutout in order to get a win. This team is just not built to defeat good pitching – as I’ve said before, they are offensive bullies, mostly beating up on bad teams and bad pitchers (though they often don’t even take advantage of those situations nearly enough). This is why every Yankee game, with a rare exception, is fought tooth and nail – it’s rough on the pitchers (though I’m not inclined to give Joba the benefit of the doubt tonight).

    I just don’t understand it – If the lineup was full of scrubs, that’s one thing. It’s not – the lineup is littered with talented hitters, some of whom are headed to Cooperstown.

    Joe may have gone TOO far in trying to keep a stable lineup – this just isn’t working. Cano is awful in the 5th hole and Swisher is way too streaky – I think Joe needs to shake things up (not that I think that’s really the answer. For some reason, the Yankees sum is not as good as it’s parts).

  831. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    So basically – IF the Yankees get to the playoffs, the SP has to pitch a shutout in order to get a win. This team is just not built to defeat good pitching – as I’ve said before, they are offensive bullies, mostly beating up on bad teams and bad pitchers (though they often don’t even take advantage of those situations nearly enough). This is why every Yankee game, with a rare exception, is fought tooth and nail – it’s rough on the pitchers (though I’m not inclined to give Joba the benefit of the doubt tonight).

    I just don’t understand it – If the lineup was full of scrubs, that’s one thing. It’s not – the lineup is littered with talented hitters, some of whom are headed to Cooperstown.

    Joe may have gone TOO far in trying to keep a stable lineup – this just isn’t working. Cano is awful in the 5th hole and Swisher is way too streaky – I think Joe needs to shake things up (not that I think that’s really the answer. For some reason, the Yankees sum is not as good as it’s parts).

  832. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Seattle should just intentionally walk the first 2 batters of every inning, since the Yanks can’t buy a hit with RISP.

  833. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    well boston and tampa are at it again.

  834. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    awesome

  835. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    chances dwindling
    R.I.P. – R.I.S.P.
    tell Jacko Wassup!

  836. max and ruby June 30th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Kevin Long is made of teflon…

  837. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Horrible

  838. John June 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    a small country left on base tonight

    looks like the offense is picking up at home right where they left off vs. the nats. what a joke

  839. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    ha i predicted that would happen. master of the ground ball to second.

  840. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    more clutch hitting fro mthe millionaires tonight.

    again the mets are hitting 20 points higher then the Yanks……

    The yanks are 2nd in the league in runs scored with so many opptys. it is a disgrace……

  841. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    This team just can’t hit with the bases loaded. Too many automatic outs in the lineup with the bases juiced.

    That further complicates what Girardi can do with batting order.

    Their offensive inconsistency is why you can’t blow 3-1 leads at home. The pitching has to be better to support the offense and not vice versa.

  842. BR June 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Cano is not hoping to hit a mistake, he is just trying to hit anything as can be seen from him swinging at two balls over his head.

    Speaking of reverting to his old self. Sad stat…Cano is now actually seeing less pitches per plate appearance this year than he did last year

  843. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    RISP=RUNNERS IN STRANDED POSITION…………..If the Yankees could get hits with guys on base, they’d end with 5 or 6 guys with over 100 RBI at season’s end….

  844. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    They have left a village of yankees on base today. :(

  845. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Let it fly, Joba
    It’s time to empty the tank
    Aceves on deck

  846. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    on pace to leave 25-35 LOB tonight… Can’t explain that one!

  847. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Can anybody give me a good reason why Gardner is not playing?……..His speed alone creates havoc…..

  848. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Grah. This team is frustrating. Score should be, like, 7-3 by now.

  849. Hinske is Christ June 30th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Montero is GOD

  850. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    SJ screw the lefty specialist late in the game concern. If they are up by 3 runs who gives a crap???????

    Move Cano down in the order…

  851. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    How do you fix not hitting with runners in scoring position with this lineup? Don’t think you can.

  852. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Can we get a bag of chips for Matsui?

  853. Hinske is Christ June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Jesus is God. Montero for GOD

  854. DC June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    max and ruby

    I agree. Eiland and Long both stink! .209 in last few games with RISP

  855. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Fielder *CRUSHED* a solo jack off Santana just now.

  856. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Terry from NH
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    Hey Greenberet.. maybe you should do your math.. They are on the verge of leaving 18 men stranded tonight.. That would average to about 3+ per inning.. Swish himself has left 5 on.

    ————————————————————

    Rather difficult to leave 18 runners on when they’ve scored 3 and only had 11 runners and one was erased in Teixeira’s DP. Hell, I can find games where they scored more than ten and left 15 actual runners on base.

  857. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Prince Fielder said…BANG

  858. Hinske is Christ June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Jesus Montero is the Lord

  859. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    can this team get more then 11 games over 500?????????????????

  860. John June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    every single friggen count goes 3-2 after 0-2

  861. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    take him out..

    ENOUGH……………….

  862. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    another full count? girardi should start fining him for full counts.

  863. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Jetes you could have gotten that.

  864. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Matsui’s left knee just no longers provide the strength needed to support the power to drive off of….It’s getting worse, as he pulls off so many pitches as he no longer plants his feet ….Such a shame…For those who watch Mantle in his final days it was the same thing & looks sadly the same…..

  865. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    so frustrating

  866. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Jobber :evil:

  867. Hinske is Christ June 30th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Jesus Montero just hit 2 HR and you peasants ignore it? Unworthy peasants

  868. Hinske is Christ June 30th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Jesus Montero just hit 2 HR and you peasants ignore it? Unworthy peasants

  869. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Ralphie,

    IMO, he does have to get in better shape because you get your power from your legs. His legs are not as strong as they should be, IMO.

    He’s 23 and on a steep learning curve. He will though have to be more dedicated to fitness this off-season. It will help him in the long run.

    Kevin Long is not the reason they aren’t hitting with RISP.

    They didn’t hit consistently with RISP when Mattingly was here.

    The hitting coach doesn’t teach not hitting with RISP. Its up to the players to do the job.

    Other t

  870. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    nice crowd 8O

  871. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Pete, I have an idea for your next book…
    0 and 2 to 3 and 2, the Joba Chamberlain story.

  872. Stephen June 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Why are Yankees fans posting on a Yankees blog as they watch a Mets game?

    I’ve never understood that.

  873. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    bringing in coke?

    whatever.

  874. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Greenberet I guess MLB Gameday is wrong. 18 is 18 no way around that!

  875. pat June 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Tweet from Sweeny

    “I’ve never witnessed Chinese water torture. I wonder if its anything like watching Morrow and Joba pitch in the same game?”

  876. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Not Alfredo time?
    Nick in SF wrong again
    Please, Phil Coke, add life

  877. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Joba is seriously hard to watch. 0-2 counts turn into 3-2 counts that become either walks or hits.

    He has a really high WHIP and gets into so many deep counts. The defense must really hate pitching behind him (and no surprise, the defense has been terrible tonight).

  878. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    BTW Fielder’s son hit a bomb off Johana tonight. I mean a bomb.

  879. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    ANOTHER joba effort when he thinks he is darrel rasner.

    he is so frustrating…. hey maybe the yanks can leave some more base runners next inning!!!!!!!!!!!!

  880. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    The thing is, SJ, they shouldn’t have automatic outs. Melky’s done his job twice – Swisher may be limited, but he’s not a bad hitter. Matsui? I do think he’s done……Cano is still a very good hitter, but not as good as I thought. The fact that he has to hit lower in the lineup to cover how bad he is with RISP is pretty sad for a player with his ability. Damon is clutch – so is Jeter. Alex has been this year…..Tex, IMO, depends a bit too much on Alex (though of course he was going to cool off after that torrid stretch). If we keep saying that we have to live with Joba’s ups and downs, then we’ll have to deal with nights like this when he blows the lead. Andy’s a problem, too – he should have been DL’d with that back problem. Mostly, though, he’s just old – and has not been good at all. Wang is a major work in progress. In essence, we’re asking CC and AJ to carry the load and that’s impossible.

  881. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Is it my imagination, or do the Yankees play like they are in stuck in quicksand when there is a game start rain delay?

  882. DC June 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    SJ

    Who says Mattingly was a good hitting coach?

  883. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    another average at best start for joba…joba frustrates me so much for 2 reasons.. 1) the walks, i know this can be corrected with experience (hopefully)…2) the amount of dinks and bloopers off this guy is unreal

  884. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    CB
    June 30th, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    “People whining about joba act like he is not giving his team a chance to win each time he starts. ”
    Very true. He hasn’t pitched that well but he hasn’t been bad either.
    What’s so funny is the constant complaint about how the way Joba is pitching is just so difficult to watch. It’s as if the subective experience of watching his “style” of pitching is much more important than whether the team wins.
    Goodess! Joba is annoying me! How dare he bore me!

    ———————-

    CB -

    That’s not exactly fair. Of course it is not more important than giving the team an opportunity to win. I realize that he has held the opposition to few enough runs that the team has a chance to win the games he pitches.

    But it IS difficult to watch him. Part of it is simply that it is difficult to watch anyone struggle, no matter who it is. Part of it is you want him to succeed so much.

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t feel like it’s whining to make a simple statement that it’s not easy watching Joba go through his growing pains. Because, it really isn’t.

  885. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    It’s also quite difficult to leave 18 on base in 5 innings.

    No wait, I’m sorry it’s not difficult at all, it’s impossible.

  886. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Stuart,

    They aren’t always going to be up 3 runs if they move Cano down in the order.

    I’m all for moving him down but, you still have Matsui and Swisher in the lineup everyday.

    As the old saying goes, “the ball always finds you”.

    What has to happen is Gardner and Cabrera need to play more together (the hot hand theory) because they offer more offensively. Especially on nights when they aren’t hitting bombs.

  887. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Why pitch to Ichiro?

  888. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    the team seems sleepy

  889. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I’m all for throwing Gardner in there… out Swish on the bench

  890. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    # Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Fielder *CRUSHED* a solo jack off Santana just now.

    That’s an understatement. WOW.

  891. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Looks like Phil for the 7th, and maybe the 8th.

  892. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    good job coke!

  893. Sean Serritella June 30th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I think I’ll have a coke and a smile. Thanks.

  894. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    thank you coke.

    you put him away.

  895. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    “Meanwhile, Joba works his usual 5.1 innings. He has made 15 starts and failed to get beyond the sixth inning 12 times.”

    Joba is the one who belongs in the pen…not Hughes.

  896. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    YUEEZE

    Why can’t Michael Kay get a shot of demerol?

  897. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Terry from NH
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    Greenberet I guess MLB Gameday is wrong. 18 is 18 no way around that!

    ————————————————————

    Instead of looking at what each hitter has failed to move up with hits, try looking at what the team as a whole has left on.

  898. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    That’s the reason why Girardi doesn’t want to stack lefties in the lineup.

    You put yourself at risk for a lefty specialist to snuff out an inning.

    Great work by Coke.

  899. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    We need Hinske to parachute into the stadium

  900. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Coke has really picked it up lately.

    go to aceves or mr hughes next………………

  901. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    “the team seems sleepy”

    I’m wondering if it’s the rain delays, getting delayed an hour doesn’t do your gametime energy any good.

  902. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Boy, the days of Hideki Matsui being the “Godzilla” are ancient history. He looks absolutely lost up there these days. Sad.

  903. Don 342 June 30th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Tampa is going to zoom right past us before the All-Star Break.

  904. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Wanna be startin something, wanna be startin something………………….Less score here!!!!!!!!!!

  905. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Joba is the king of no decisions.

    The negative would say – he’s not getting wins.

    The positives would say – he’s not getting losses.

  906. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    SJ… The point is they have played a disproportionate number of tight games because they have difficulty blowing things open and tacking on…

    matsui and jorge have issues but they both have been there and obviously jorge is a switch hitter.

    the bottom line is cano and swisher cannot be big rbi guys because of the obvious flaws in there games………

  907. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Godzilla is extinct……

  908. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    “You can’t stack the lefties in the lineup because it makes you vulnerable to lefty specialists late in the game.”

    Cano hits lefties as well as righties. Swisher and Melky are switch hitters. There has to be a way to make the lineup work.

  909. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    melky looking good

  910. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Quick random Predictions on our pitching for the year.

    Joba Chamberlain: 9-5 with an ERA of 3.91
    CC Sabathia: 16-8 with an ERA of 3.39
    AJ Burnette: 13-9 with an ERA of 4.13
    Chien-Ming Wang: 6-9 with an ERA of 6.21
    Andy Pettitte: 14-9 with an ERA of 4.59

    As for Alex Rodriguez, I see a .264 AVG with 29 HR’s and 93 RBI’s.

  911. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    1 1/2 minute half inning……

  912. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Joba is a great reliever….he’s a mediocre starter (now). Which is why Hughes should be in there starting and Joba relieving.

  913. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    “I’m wondering if it’s the rain delays, getting delayed an hour doesn’t do your gametime energy any good.”

    I don’t know Brandon. This is who they’ve been in June. Rain delays or not against everyone except for a few games against the Braves and the Mets.

  914. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    >Cano hits lefties as well as righties.

    when the bases are empty, maybe. :mrgreen:

  915. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    This team hasn’t hit a grandslam yet this year, have they?

  916. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    This team is sleeeeeeeeeepy

  917. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I hope Joba was watching that inning
    unbelievable what can happen when you throw strikes

  918. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Cy Jacoobaccus………….

  919. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Donnie-

    Why Ichiro under the O’Neill banner and not Griffey Jr? Doesn’t Griffey deserve it for 1995 alone?? That game 5 still hurts me.

  920. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I love the doom and gloom predictions.

    3-3 game and Tampa is going “zoom past them”.

    If they don’t, will you go away?

    You were probably someone that predicted the season was “over” a few weeks ago.

  921. BR June 30th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    did that half inning even last 2 minutes?

  922. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    “This team hasn’t hit a grandslam yet this year, have they?”

    atleast 1…molina

  923. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    “Boy, the days of Hideki Matsui being the “Godzilla” are ancient history. He looks absolutely lost up there these days. Sad.”
    —————————————————————

    Current pitcher’s view of Matsui:

    http://tinyurl.com/mn95wj

  924. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I think I need some coffee

  925. pat June 30th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I think the pitchers have something to do with the energy level too.

    Joba/Morrow make the game drag for fans so it can’t help players all that much either.

  926. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    It’s Youuuuuuuse!

  927. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    hughes in right now…

  928. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    is DJ playing drunk tonight or something

  929. Vin R June 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    It has nothing to do with the pitching coach or manager

    This team has been awful with RISP for YEARS. Under Torre/Mattingly and under Girardi/Long. The players have changed too… Sheffield, Abreu, Giambi, Bernie, etc. have been turned over, yet the problems remain the same.

    There really is no scapegoat… the players are responsible.

  930. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    “Joba is a great reliever….he’s a mediocre starter (now). Which is why Hughes should be in there starting and Joba relieving.”

    This is a beautiful observation about Joba, I mean HE’S ONLY PITCHED LESS THAN A SEASON IN THE MAJORS AS A SP !

    Has to be just about the dumbest thing I ever heard in rating a SP.

  931. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    O’s fighting back. 10-5 and a man on in the 7th as Boston sticks an inning too long with Masterson.

  932. Maria June 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Great play by Tex. His defense is absolutely invaluable to this team.

  933. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Bronx Jeers………….Very Funny!!!

  934. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    He’s not a “great reliever” throwing 92 and not throwing strikes.

    Please, stop with the bullpen nonsense. Go on Francesa’s show with that junk.

    Stuart,

    In 1996, with arguably better players, and a much better bench, they played tight games like this all year because the offense was not consistent.

    Some years, the games are going to be tight and you have to win the close one’s.

    This year looks like one of those years because I don’t think you can depend on this offense to be a juggernaut.

  935. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Pepitone
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    Boy, the days of Hideki Matsui being the “Godzilla” are ancient history. He looks absolutely lost up there these days. Sad.
    ***
    Can we remind ourselves that the Yanks are coming off a 9 game NL road trip in which Matsui has had no more than maybe one at bat a game as a pinch hitter. Thats not a whole lot of work he’s gotten in

  936. New York - Removed June 30th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Does anyone else have the iPhone At Bat 2009 application? I am supposed to be getting the Yankees game streamed live over my phone, but when I try I get the Boston/O’s game! Anyone else having this problem? I live in D.C. is that makes any difference.

  937. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    This is so weird. Last year we had Joba relieving games that Hughes started, and now Hughes is relieving games that Joba started.

  938. DC June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Hughes is throwing 96!

  939. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Phil throws 93-94 as a starter. Mkay is stupid sometimes.

  940. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    who would have ever thought we would be saying phil hughes has 5 mph on his fastball over joba

  941. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Matsui is Godzooki?

  942. John June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    96 where are all the Hughes stinks and is a bust threads now?

  943. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    LoHud turns ugly
    Joba is the last big thing
    Phil’s grass is greener

  944. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    This is so weird. Last year we had Joba relieving games that Hughes started, and now Hughes is relieving games that Joba started.

    They also traded velocity as well.

  945. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Yep, Hughes will definitely benefit more from striking Ken Griffey Jr. out than from facing the Shelly Duncans of the world.

  946. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    “Joba is a great reliever….he’s a mediocre starter (now). Which is why Hughes should be in there starting and Joba relieving.”

    Hasn’t Hughes been a great reliever and mediocre starter so far in his career as well???? Give the youngsters a chance.

  947. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Another 1-2-3 inning for Phil……..

  948. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Nick in SF
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    LoHud turns ugly
    Joba is the last big thing
    Phil’s grass is greener
    ***
    Seriously Nick. This blog is so much nicer when the Yanks are winning and the trolls aren’t out in full force.

    Now lets all hush and honor America with Kate Smith

  949. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Phil is beastly though

  950. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Youuuuuuuuuse

  951. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Maybe the Yankees should bring up Igawa to pitch to one batter in the first inning of both Hughes and Joba’s starts, then the Yankees will have two lights out pitchers who only need to overcome a 1-0 deficit over the next 9 innings!

  952. Non-Stop June 30th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    The team looks like they want to be anywhere else but the ballpark.

    When is the last time one of our opponents had a 2 minute inning?

  953. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Can the Yankees replace that scatchy Kate Smith rendition already??

  954. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    damon
    tex
    arod

  955. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Has Phil Hughes suffered a shoulder injury like Joba did?

    Sometimes thinking, even on a blog, is ok.

  956. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    The team looks like they want to be anywhere else but the ballpark.

    When is the last time one of our opponents had a 2 minute inning?

    6 minutes ago.

  957. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I think it is time for the mets to call it quits

  958. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you, Erica
    Don’t stop thinking about it
    tomorrow, I mean

  959. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    TEX IS DUE!!!!!!!

  960. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Yussse hitting 96 regularly, I never thought I’d see that again.

    Johana still smarting from Fielder’s shot 8O

  961. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    clowns being a reliever is easier then starting.. EVAN do you know that? Do you need 4 pitches as a reliever to be a stud? No.

    SJ,,, this team has the highest slugging %, about the 5th best avg, and the leading OBP.. There has to be a way the ycan get more of these cheap runs in…bases loaded 1 out, man on 3rd 1 out etc…..

  962. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Johnny Damon!

  963. Joe from Long Island June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    10-6, 7th inning in Baltimore – Can the O’s actually come back?

  964. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    20 bucks says we see a home run in this inning.

  965. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Griffey looked Abreu-esque on that one

  966. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    NICE!

    get it going, guys!

  967. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Come on, just get a run, let Hughes pitch the 8th and hand it off to Mo.

  968. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    “Sometimes thinking, even on a blog, is ok.”

    If some people here started thinking, this blog would have more injuries than the Mets.

  969. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    C’mon guys, get Hughes a win, he deserves one!

  970. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Here comes the Yankees (I hope)

  971. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    lol @ Baltimore trying to rally.

  972. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    take third Damon, they are disrespecting your speed by not keeping you close

  973. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Reading all the whining and complaining you’d think we were down by 5 runs or something.

    Yeah Joba had another frustrating outing….its all a part of the process.

    The RISP nonsense is really amusing. No team comes through a majority of the time with RISP. The 2008 Yankees ranked near the top of the league in RISP and look how far they got. In contrast, the 1998 team ranked near the bottom and won 114 regular season games.

    The more guys that get on base, the more willbe left on base. Would you rather have Morrow throw a 2 hitter but have the Yankees bat .500 with RISP?

    Its laugable.

  974. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    “10-6, 7th inning in Baltimore – Can the O’s actually come back?”

    I’m gonna say no, IDK I just think that.

  975. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    SJ, when Phil goes back to starting, will his velocity drop to about 93/94? Does being in the pen bring about an automatic velocity increase? Shouldn’t Phil have the potential to throw 95/96 as a starter given that the weather hasn’t warmed up yet and that kids often gain velocity? I suppose it shouldn’t matter – his stuff is good at 93 or 95.

  976. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    The great Masterson gave up 5 runs tonight. 10-6 Red Sox in the 7th inning.

  977. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Why Nick in SF.. Yesterday’s Gone ;-)

  978. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    well that sucked

  979. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    please let Yusssse pitch the 8th, no need to wast another pitcher and he threw 9 pitches that inning.

  980. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    You know I’m not one to start calling out the whiners and I definitely give credit to some of the senior posters here tonight who have stuck it out and have quite graciously tried to calm the masses.

    But they’re not even losing this game and it’s a whine festival in here.

    Stop being babies.

  981. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Tex had like 3 pitches to hit

  982. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    A runner in scoring position, just were Seattle wants the Yankees.

  983. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    0-10

  984. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Tex needed to move the runner over. Now Damon needs to steal.

  985. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    What kind of a name is Jocabascous, or is it Robagaskus, or maybe, Thropakuskus?

    I don’t think they have enough letters to fit on his back.

  986. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    i kinda like this pitcher…im sure next time he’ll pitch he’ll get lit up but theres something about him…

  987. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    were=where, sorry about that.

  988. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    they’ll probably walk arod and try for a dp from robinson

  989. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    @Serf, I will take that, no dinger.

  990. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    They’re gonna walk A Rod here again I bet.

    Silence the critics Cano!

  991. John June 30th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Cano will be given another shot

  992. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Why pitch to Alex when you can pitch to Robbie

  993. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    When was the last time Tex had a day off??

  994. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Pepitone
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    What kind of a name is Jocabascous, or is it Robagaskus, or maybe, Thropakuskus?

    I don’t think they have enough letters to fit on his back.
    ***
    Hahaha. It kind of looks like Snuffleupagus :-)

  995. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Arod has let two pitches go that were right down the middle

  996. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Al com’on you can’t take that.

  997. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    A-Rod is still looking at too many good pitches. Pull the trigger already.

  998. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Alex!!!!!

  999. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Forget what I said.

  1000. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    An A-Bomb… from A-Rod…
    No doubt on that sucker

  1001. John June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Arod patient and waited, was Robbie watching????

  1002. teddy June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    AN ABOMB FROM AROD

  1003. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    THERE’S MY BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!

    DON’T COME IN ON A-ROD!!!!

  1004. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    20 bucks says we see a home run in this inning.

    I’m never wrong. :P

  1005. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    BA BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmm

  1006. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I owe someone $20. Fair enough.

  1007. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    ABOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1008. NYY626 June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    finally we score! GO ALEX

  1009. DanWatowski June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Alex sucks and is so not clutch.

  1010. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Whew Cano was up.

  1011. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    SIMPLY CRUSHED!!!

  1012. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    crap. :-(

    what are we gonna whine about now!

  1013. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    thereS your hit with RISP…YAY-ROD!

  1014. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    That one looked like one of those “ambulance shots” at the old Stadium.

  1015. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    a whine festival
    not like in Napa Valley
    Arod stomps the grapes

  1016. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Arod is ready to go on a tear. From the second game in Atlanta you could see it a mile away.

  1017. Jeff NJ - Yankee Fan in Good Times and Bad June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Wait I thought Hinske was going to be our new 3rd Basemen? Guess Alex is hearing footsteps.

  1018. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, this pitcher must think his stuff is magical to throw three fastballs to Arod in the same at bat – with Cano on deck! Thanks for the gift

  1019. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    “When was the last time Tex had a day off??”

    Yesterday

  1020. andrew33 June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    well that works arod, make that 1-11 with risp

  1021. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Okay, A-Rod, you were clutch, there, even I have to admit it.

  1022. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you Alex! Kate is gonna love you tonight..lol

  1023. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I bet there’s going to be a lot less whining now.

    Hughes for the 8th

    Mo for the 9th

    12 games over .500.

  1024. joe. June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    1-11. I’ll take that.

  1025. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Alex! :lol:

  1026. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Bruney, then Mo.

  1027. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I kinda saw that coming.

  1028. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    That gets me soo hot

  1029. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    It was nice to see Alex homer, but yet again, it’s in a meaningless situation when the game wasn’t on the line.

  1030. daver June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Apparently Seattle did not get the “Walk ARod and Pitch to Cano” memo

  1031. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    DT – OPPC member (it’s in our blood)
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm
    crap.

    what are we gonna whine about now!
    ***
    Nothing. Alex just waved the magic wand that makes the trolls disappear :-)

  1032. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    That was a monster shot!!

  1033. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Two weeks ago, ARod doesn’t catch up to 94 MPH up in the zone. That’s when you have your legs under you.

    Let’s see the posters come back now who say he “never” gets big hits.

    Always nice to see if they have the guts to show up after Arod delivers another big hit.

  1034. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Think they’ll let Hughes pitch the 8th?

  1035. A-rod will never get it June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    umm maybe hes getting it, but he will never fully get it.

  1036. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    The sound says it all…..Alex is coming around to form….WOW

  1037. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Finally showing the last week some bat speed.
    Keep Hughes in next inning-only 9 pitches, instead of Bruney.
    Is that Woody Harrelson in the Yes Booth, or Paul O’Neil imitating Woody?

  1038. Coach6423 June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Mr. July…..hahaha…iddiots

  1039. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Heck of a job by Kevin Long LOL

  1040. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    a whine festival
    not like in Napa Valley
    Arod stomps the grapes

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

    :lol:

  1041. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    you people were sooo rightabout a-rod. who would want 8 more years of that?

  1042. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    “a whine festival
    not like in Napa Valley
    Arod stomps the grapes”

    well done. That’s why you’re the headliner.

  1043. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    He kept his hands in perfectly on that one.

  1044. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Hahaha. A-Rod took Mr. Snuffleupagus deep.

    Sorry, I just gave this pitcher a new nickname and I am sticking to it :-)

  1045. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    can’t wait till Tex & Arod get hot at the same time…

  1046. Sean Serritella June 30th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Hey guys. I have something to announce. It’s called an A-Bomb, from A-Rod. Thanks.

  1047. Jeff NJ - Yankee Fan in Good Times and Bad June 30th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Betsy, I hope they keep Hughes in the 8th. Maybe just let Bruney be his safety net.

  1048. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Alex is able to spin and drive& rotate his hips again….Very good for the Bombers…..Hughes is lights out…

  1049. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    tex’s friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    you people were sooo rightabout a-rod. who would want 8 more years of that?

    Hes done

  1050. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Mets made it 6-4 with 2 outs in the 9th.

  1051. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    OK, time to bring in MO…….

  1052. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    that blender had an annoying voice

  1053. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    The scouting reports on the Yankees now say you can get them out with high heat.

    That’s why guys are challenging the hitters up in the zone.

    The scouting report changes when guys make them pay.

    If I was setting up a plan to face this offense, that’s exactly how I would attack them until they show they can hit high heat.

    Arod keeps hitting high heat, he’s going to force the scouting report to change, at least when it comes to facing him.

  1054. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I am telling you all now- there is no way Girardi will keep his word and rest A-Rod. At least not fully out of the lineup. It will not happen

  1055. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    is this an ace night or bruney whats the deal…

    I think they should leave in hughes but he pitched over an inning 2 days ago so they probably won’t

  1056. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    F-Mart hit his first no doubter in MIL (good for the kid)

  1057. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Jeff, I hope so – but I think Bruney is coming out……

  1058. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    If Girardi takes out Hughes, I’m throwing my commemorative brick through the screen!!!

  1059. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Fernando Martinez with his first career HR for the Mets.

  1060. joe. June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    dammit joe, leave in yusssssse

  1061. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I wonder what Alex said to Peña. Maybe some good advice.

  1062. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    They should leave in Hughes for the 8th. Not only did he look great and only throw 8 pitches, but Bruney has been shaky lately.

    Let Hughes be the bridge.

  1063. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    ……MENTUM!

    Ha! Had you guys for a moment there didn’t I?

  1064. daver June 30th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Bruney better throw strikes

  1065. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I think they will give Bruney another shot and see if he can handle the 8th.

    I would avoid using Mo for 2 tonight.

  1066. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    WTH, GI Joe Yusssse only thre 9 pitches. Does this make sense ?

  1067. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Gutierrez has looked good in CF.
    I don’t remember that defense in Cleveland….

  1068. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    lets see if the stash-less bruney is better

  1069. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Come on, Joe………..geez, what’s wrong with Phil pitching ONE more inning?

  1070. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    *threw*

    We could have gone Yussse the 8th, Bruney in the 9th.

  1071. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    The last three batters had nearly perfect swings. Two bullets just left of dead center and looked puny next to Rodriguez’ blast.

  1072. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    0-2 and hit, Grr. Why not leave Hughes in?

  1073. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Ha, he brings in Bruney, and he gives up a hit to the first hitter.

    Shoulda left in Hughes???

  1074. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    he just went out and got that one…not a terrible pitch…step up bruney!

  1075. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    It makes too much sense to leave Hughes in & save Bruney for tomorrow………So of course Hughes is out….

  1076. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    uh, please hold this lead.

  1077. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Because Bruney needs work

  1078. daver June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    It’s Farnsworth in a Bruney mask

  1079. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    that base hit was on a pretty good pitch. bruney seems to be throwing with better control

  1080. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “# Boston Dave 2.0 – the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    that would be cool if Mariano throws the first pitch AND the last pitch tonight.”

    ——–

    cmon Bruney – make this a reality

  1081. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I don’t mean that I want to give up on Bruney, but Phil can go more than 9 pitches……what a waste.

  1082. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    im formally calling for franchise to be the set up man, and bruney to move down to 7.

  1083. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “Gutierrez has looked good in CF.
    I don’t remember that defense in Cleveland….”

    He was that amazing fielding RF in CLE.

  1084. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I also think they don’t want to use Hughes for 2 because they wouldn’t be able to use him for a couple of days.

    Bruney just has to step up and get the job done here.

  1085. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    oh boy…

  1086. A-rod will never get it June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    umm i think its time for role reversal

  1087. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Well, in Bruney’s defense- they have ALL been strikes

  1088. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    two 0-2 hits

  1089. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Who is Brian Bruney ?

  1090. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    ugh, here we go.

  1091. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    No one should be shocked that Bruney is in the game. We do have Mr. By the Book as manager.

  1092. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    shoulda kept Hughes in there — good thinking Girardi

  1093. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Bruney :evil:

  1094. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Should of kept Hughes in like Sunday they should have.

  1095. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    K-Rod is in his head!

  1096. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Sorry but I have to vent……………Giradi was dumb for taking out Hughes…..

  1097. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Orioles still fighting…

    threw out Kottaras at the plate to keep it 10-6.

    now they have their leadoff man on in the 8th.

  1098. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Two hitters, two solid singles……….hmmmmm……

  1099. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Brandon… “R.I.P. King Of Pop”
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    Who is Brian Bruney ?
    ***
    Hahaha. I laugh everytime you ask this

  1100. daver June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Bruney…spitting the bit again

  1101. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    what is going on with bruney. 0 and 2 to scrubs… what is up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1102. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Back to back two strike hard hits is inexcusable.

  1103. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Unfortunately though, Bruney is showing why Hughes will soon be the 8th inning guy. Bruney is just not dependable enough to pitch 8th innings.

    Great in the 7th, bad in the 8th.

    Hopefully, he can limit the damage here.

  1104. CB June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Doreen,

    Please let me clarify my earlier comment. I was in no way referring to anything you said. You made a number of good points regarding Joba and his growth. I shouldn’t have used the phrase “difficult to watch” because that was not what I was specifically referring to. I was referring to the constant complaints about being “annoyed” and “bored,” etc.

    I was in no way referring to the very astute points you made earlier.

    I was referring to smug comments like:
    “Boring game all around and Joba has a lot to do with it.”

  1105. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Bruney… why you do dees?

    WHY YOU DO DEES TO ME, BRUNEY?!?!

  1106. EY June 30th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Bruney is awful.

    Time to officially make Hughes the 8th inning bridge to Mo, because Bruney obviously still hasn’t recovered from his injury.

  1107. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    ok…..this is not good

  1108. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Hughes>Bruney. Only 9 pitches in the 7th. Now in comes Rivera to get 4 outs, if Bruney lucky enough to get two!

  1109. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    can we please remove the bruney now?

  1110. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    how quickly can he grow back that mustache??

  1111. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    well this has loss written all over it now.

  1112. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Jesus AL didn’t even have a chance at that.

  1113. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Girardi classic over managing here.

    Hughes was lights out. Bruney….not so much lately.

    Hughes throws 8 freaking pitches.

    Now Bruney’s making an absolute mess of the 8th.

    One run in, 2 runners on, no outs.

    This one’s on GI Joe. And Torre was called ‘Clueless Joe’?

  1114. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Three hitters, three solid singles……….Hughes anyone?

  1115. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    What did Bruney ever do to earn the 8th inning?

    It should be Joba’s….but if Hughes is there instead of Joba then Hughes should have it. Bruney is injury prone and quite frankly not that good a pitcher. He has been with the team for several years now and I havent seen anything special from him.

    Amazing how we need Mo for more than 3 outs this often.

  1116. Vince June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Hughes deserves the set up man role.

  1117. joeman June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    News Flash…Bruney stinks…he must be still rusty

  1118. daver June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Told you it was Fansworth in a Bruney mask!

  1119. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Orioles JUST missed a 2run HR.

    leadoff single followed by a double off the top of the wall.

    tying run in the on-deck circle against Bosotn.

  1120. Ben June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    why is arod playing so oft the line?

  1121. pat June 30th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    It wasn’t the mustache. :sad:

  1122. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Brian PEWney……….

  1123. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    This is ridiculous! I could see a mile away that Hughes should have pitched the 8th and Girardi brings in Bruney?!

    Screw wanting to give him a third chance to prove himself. How about he proves himself in the 7th inning when the game isn’t on the line?

  1124. Greg June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I was with you too, Pete.

  1125. KO June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Of course Hughes should have been left in… Bruney has been awful as of late… But we have a moron for a manager, these things happen

  1126. Hip Hip Hughese! June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Bruney is not an 8th inning pitcher!!!

  1127. 86w183 June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Stupid move to change pitchers. Hughes should go two innings as oftenas possible. Now neither will be rested for tomorrow.

    Can we dispense of the notion that Joba is an ace in the making? He throws too much slop for a power pitcher, falls behind too many hitters and runs up ridiculously high pitch counts. I’ve never been as frustrated with him as I am tonight watching him screw up a lead against a lousy offensive team. He’s gone seven innings twice in 15 starts.

  1128. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    walking ichiro

    what a mess this is now

  1129. Maria June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Come on Bruney. Man up. You have the stuff now use it!

  1130. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Gotta get him out of there now or he will blow the game.

    This has to be his last time pitching 8th innings. He’s just not good at it.

    Some guys can do it and some guys can’t. He is one guy who can’t do it.

    A terrible, terrible job against a team that can’t hit.

  1131. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Bruney, firestarter
    I didn’t think I’d say this
    bring back the mustache

  1132. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Good job, Joe………Phil was aleady out there and had thrown 9 pitches. Geez, I seriously have to question this guy’s smarts.

  1133. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    OH lord I don’t have a good feeling now.

  1134. John June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Hughes threw 9 pitches, why even bother? Bruney hasn’t pitched enough. You might use Hughes Bruney and Mo all tonight along with Coke. More than likely Hughes won’t pitch back to back. This move made zero sense.

  1135. carl June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Hughes will be the 8th inning man until Bruney gets better I hope.

  1136. daver June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Can we put Bruney back on the DL?

  1137. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I smell a grand slam….

  1138. joeman June 30th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    they need to go get H Street as their 8th inning guy

  1139. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Mustache or clean lip?
    Doesn’t seem to matter much
    Is Hughes the answer?

  1140. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Bruney looks absolutely brutal out there. Just terrible tonight. He’s leaving EVERYTHING over the middle of the plate. I’m not gonna be shocked if this game gets ugly quick.

  1141. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    “Can we dispense of the notion that Joba is an ace in the making?”

    ———

    why would we do that?

  1142. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    comeon bruney

  1143. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Get Bruney out of there.

    Girardi letting him work with the bases loaded is a bad idea.

  1144. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    bases loaded nobody out for Baltimore.

    tying run at the plate, nobody out.

    (even though the man on 1st ran out of the baseline and should be out)

  1145. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    COME ON

  1146. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    mo warming up????

  1147. joeman June 30th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    there were peeps here saying all Bruney’s problems were because he was rusty, maybe it’s that he stinks

  1148. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    If Bruney gives up the lead here, this place is going to go ballistic.

    And that’s my prediction.

  1149. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Because Joba is a special reliever and solves our 8th inning woes. Use Bruney in less vital situations like 6th/7th innings when the Yanks have more opportunities to score runs if needed. Bruney is not an 8th inning guy.

    There’s no way he is our 8th inning guy if this team makes the playoffs.

  1150. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    bring Mariano in for these 2 outs.

    let Aceves pitch the 9th

    the game is on the line RIGHT HERE

  1151. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    here it comes.

  1152. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Girardi is not very bright………….Makes moves for the sake of making moves

  1153. Naz June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    damn fatass Bruney, had the yankees on the run line.

  1154. daver June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Man…what a mistake putting Bruney in!

  1155. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    If you are not going to use Hughes for the 8th, then you can’t keep Bruney out there to blow the game for you. That’s a bad job by Joe, even if he lucks out here.

  1156. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I go to the kitchen to make a root beer float and I come back to see this? Did Bruney make this mess? :(

  1157. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Hughes should have pitched this 8th inning here. Only threw 9 pitches.

  1158. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    couldn’t the Yanks let Seattle borrow Cano for this AB?

  1159. Ryan June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Brutal. Simply brutal. This loss is on Girardi if it comes to be.

  1160. sam June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    This kind of loss is why the Yanks will not make the playoffs

  1161. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “bases loaded nobody out for Baltimore.”

    tey’ll screw it up. Meanwhile Bruney I’m gonna kick your ass.

  1162. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Intentional walk to Ichiro was a good call by Joe G.

  1163. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    great…

  1164. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    cmon Baltimore…

    make the Sox feel the pain of blowing a 10-2 lead in the 7th.

  1165. RS June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Who cares if Hughes pitches 2 innings tonight and can’t go tomorrow? We’d have Coke, Aceves, Robertson, and Bruney ready to go (with Ace being able to go multiple innings).

    Arod just gave the team a huge boost and you HAVE to shut the Mariners down. Bruney hasn’t proven yet that he can do that.

    And why the HECK is he still allowed to pitch with the bases loaded??

  1166. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Hey, Bruney, wanna get an out?

    Or, you know, just walk in the tying run. That’d be cool, too, I guess.

  1167. C June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Overmanaging by Giardi

  1168. Pat Te June 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    i think its time to take bruney out of the 8th inning guy role

  1169. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    blown save for bruney

  1170. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Bruney……….just, just……..he stinks.

  1171. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    and the lead is gone.

  1172. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    mother puss bucket

  1173. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    That was obvious blown lead once Hughes came out.

    Nice job Joe.

  1174. Hip Hip Hughese! June 30th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Way to ruin a good time Brooooney!!!!

  1175. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    10-7 Boston

  1176. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    another hit for Baltimore

    10-7

    still nobody out

    bases loaded!!!

  1177. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    hughes replace bruney… freaking hell

  1178. Naz June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I wish K-Rod would have kicked Bruneys ass so he would gotten injured again.

  1179. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Now we will hear tomorrow that Hughes isn’t available to go back to back days. Girardi is a complete fool.

  1180. James June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    It’s Bruney time!!!!!!!!!!………!@@##$%%

  1181. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    easy come, easy go.

    at least Mo pitches the 9th

  1182. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Donnie-

    You should be meeting Griffey under the O’Neill banner. Do I need to remind you of the pain of 1995???

  1183. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    2 run lead this guy puts on 3 baserunners…can’t make this stuff up.

  1184. daver June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I like Girardi…but he does not learn…

    get Cano out of the 5th spot

    and Bruney out of the 8th inning role

  1185. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    i cant believe im saying this, go matt weiters.

  1186. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    10-7 in Charm City. Still bases drunk and no outs

  1187. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    10-7 sox bases jammed none out for O’s

  1188. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Horrible job by Bruney

  1189. Jerkface June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Hughes is TOO dominant to use for more than 1 inning.

  1190. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for stealing a win from Hughes, Girardi.

  1191. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I blame Joe as much as Bruney – the man has zero vision. He keeps saying Phil has done a great job and he trusts him……then he goes out and removes the kid after 9 pitches.

  1192. pat June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Melky and Jeter look like they need RBI this inning.

  1193. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    evan is fatcessa in disguise.

    the joba to the pen garbage for the millionth time.
    yea they should do it since they have so many starters…..

    enough

  1194. Bostonisjusttoogood June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Now Clueless Joe #2 will bring Mo in during a tie game, guaranteeing a loss.

    5 back in the loss column from Boston and the Rays about to overtake them in the wild card.

    And the Red Sox just keep winning…

  1195. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Hughes should have pitched the 8th. Good managing Joe you putz.

  1196. daver June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for nothin

  1197. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    “mother puss bucket”.

    HAHA…Oh, Ghostbusters. What a great movie/cartoon/video game/everything.

  1198. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    lets go baltimore

  1199. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    All I can say is I’m royally PO’ed…….They fight to get the lead & Giradi is stupid enough to take Hughes out when he is sailing along…………….

  1200. Vin June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    i dont get y girardi just wont make the easy freakin decisions..phil throws 9 pitches and pretty much blows by every one, next its the bottom part of the lineup..the same may ensue no? gahhhh

  1201. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Get Wiggy with it !!!

  1202. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I like Kay making excuses for him the whole inning.

    What a complete hack.

  1203. terpbomber June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    A-Rod’s clutch laid to waste. Hughes could have easily done another inning, no?

  1204. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    if the Yanks get out of this inning tied, they’ll still win.

    If Boston loses a game in which they led 10-2 in the 7th, it will be even better.

    Wigginton
    Roberts
    Pie
    Markakis

    due up…

    Takashi Saito coming in :)

  1205. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Could have been worse. Lesson learned.

    Take the lead back here.

  1206. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    i dont knw how anyone can expect girardi to not use bruney in that situation…its his job till he loses it…which will happen soon lol

  1207. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Joba isn’t a “special reliever”.

    Geez, do you even watch the games?

    They don’t have a starting pitcher to replace Joba in the rotation.

    Joba is also throwing 92 MPH. Thats isn’t “special”. That’s ORDINARY.

    Really, get a clue.

    That has to be Bruney’s last 8th inning chance of the year.

    You tried it, it failed miserably, now stop.

    Hughes has to pitch 8th innings. Brian Bruney can’t do it and isn’t going to do it and you can’t keep blowing leads hoping he can do it.

    Phil Hughes is the second best relief pitcher on this team now next to Mo. Put him in the 8th inning role and be done with it.

  1208. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    orioles score with bases loaded.

  1209. daver June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Matsui is batting .189 in June. Ouch.

  1210. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    “10-7

    still nobody out

    bases loaded!!!”

    They will screw it up some how BD, Baltimore always loses to Boston. Not since they had Millar have they played spoilers.

  1211. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    “Now Clueless Joe #2 will bring Mo in during a tie game, guaranteeing a loss. ”

    ———

    guaranteeing?

    will you give me 3-1 odds?

    since you are so sure?

  1212. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    fyi boston i think was up 10-1.

  1213. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    tex’s friend
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    orioles score with bases loaded.
    ****
    Maybe everyone should jump on the Oriole’s bandwagon then

  1214. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    the joba to the pen garbage for the millionth time.
    yea they should do it since they have so many starters…..

    enough”

    Good one….this game proves my point…8th inning should belong to Joba (or Hughes – even though I think Hughes should be the one starting…)

    But if you think Bruney is the answer you haven’t been paying attention.

  1215. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    “They will screw it up some how BD, Baltimore always loses to Boston. Not since they had Millar have they played spoilers.”

    ———

    still nice to see the Sox bullpen get smacked around

  1216. DC June 30th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    If hughes is cruising can’t we use him for more then 1 inning. Hughes had a 9 pitch 7th inning and Bruney sucks!

  1217. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Sui!!!!!!

  1218. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Time for Gardner to PR.

  1219. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Pinch runner please

  1220. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Run chop-sui san !

  1221. Serf June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Put Gardener in! Put Gardener in!

  1222. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Hopefully Cashman is working the phone trying to get us another reliable relief pitcher.

  1223. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    gotta PR for Matsui, please.

  1224. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    haha the Matsui clan

  1225. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Matsui did it for dad!

  1226. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I don’t usually kill managers over decisions, but this is a joke and I hope Joe is raked over the coals. Pathetic decision……I’m so angry at him, more than I have been in a long time

  1227. KO June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    HELLO GARDNER

  1228. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    can we get a run so that we can hand the ball over to a reliever who we KNOW will get the job done

  1229. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Godzooki almost didn’t make it to second on that double… just how bad are his knees?

  1230. Kate Hudson June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    The Matsui Family Box – LMAO!!

    That was awesome!

  1231. CB June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Girardi manages completely by the book and it comes back to hurt them.

    One of the problems with LaRussa style hyper bull pen specialization/ over managing is that if you take out a pitcher doing well to substitute another one for either a match up or to commit to a role you are increasing the chances that the next guy might just not have it that night. With the guy you just watched pitch you can assess already how he is throwing that night. And that matters with the pen.

    I understand that they may want hughes for tomorrow. But the issue is that Hughes threw 9 pitches. How is 9 pitches going blank him out for tomorrow?

    But the book says you have to have a 7th inning guy and then an 8th inning guy so that’s that.

  1232. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I bet when Giradi was an infant he kept getting burnt by touching hot things………….Definite slow learner..

  1233. joeman June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    they go out and get a fat 3rd baseman,who’s hasn’t done anything in two years when their biggest problem is a 8th inning guy …H Street needs to be here.

    BTW…there aren’t to many teams out there with a worse OF defense than the Yankees

  1234. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    you are right

    it was 10-1 Boston heading to the bottom of the 7th

    let’s go O’s!!!!

  1235. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Hate to see Hughes just limit to one inning by being an 8th inning guy when he needs innings. But this is the second game in a row I thought Hughes should have been out there for inning number 2. Again only 9 pitches.

  1236. Naz June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    speaking of Saito, the yankees should of signed him. better then fatass Bruney.

  1237. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Swish!!!

  1238. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Paging Brett Gardner. Brett Gardner.

  1239. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Swish with a PERFECT bunt. I like it!

  1240. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Swisher king of bunt

  1241. daver June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    matsui now batting .204 in June with that hit!

  1242. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Please score a run and get this over with.

  1243. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Way for YES to cover the pinch runner for Matsui.

  1244. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    good job swisher

  1245. Night Owl June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I rust Tomko in a big spot more than I do Bruney.

  1246. KO June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    THAT SHOULD BE A HIT, GREAT BUNT

  1247. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    OH MY 8O

  1248. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    “If you’re going to pitch Hughes in relief, then pitch him in relief. Let him pitch two innings, it builds up his innings and serves the purpose of winning games. Everybody wins.”

    Here is what kills me about Girardi: he has not established ANY roles within that bullpen all year aside from Rivera and has bragged about the “flexibility” Hughes, Aceves, even Coke, afford him. Tonight, Coke in the 6th for a few hitters, then pulled. Tomorrow, he might be asked to get an inning and a third. The next, one lefty batter. In other words, no set role.
    Fine, want to do it that way, do it that way. But, if you are going to do it that way, then ride the hot hand, take advantage of that “flexibility” and leave Hughes, who has been lights out and pitching great, in for the eighth. The ONLY reason he pulled Hughes is because Bruney is your “set up man” but no one is suppose to have roles, right? So why not leave the kid who has been pitching the best in? Why pull him for a guy who is still obviously trying to find himself since coming back? Dumb, dumb move.

  1249. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    another hit for Baltimore
    10-7
    still nobody out
    bases loaded!!!
    ……………………….
    See folks, even the mighty Red Sox have relief issues.

  1250. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Giradi finally puts Gardner in the game..

  1251. DC June 30th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Love the Matsui gang!

  1252. G. Love June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    I think the Matsui clan should be given the seats behind homeplate for every game just to liven the place up.

  1253. Maria June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Great bunt by Swish.

  1254. Naz June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    They got the Hughes rules now, he can’t pitch more then 1 inning.

  1255. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    The Melk man

  1256. daver June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Come on Melkman…deliver!

  1257. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Let’s blow this puppy open.

  1258. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    No surprise it’s Melky that gets the big hit.

  1259. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Melky!dsvgasgfa

  1260. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    MELKY! MELKY! MELKY!

  1261. terpbomber June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    I feel better about the last inning now.

  1262. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    The Melk man delivers!

  1263. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Melkyyyy !

  1264. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Melky, seriously, 7th inning and on.

    WHY YOU DO DEES TO ME, TOO?!?!

  1265. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    no matter what, joe girardi is cheering the loudest right now

    I don’t care how big of fans we are, he is the happiest

  1266. Adam June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Bats bail out Joe for this one

  1267. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    “if the Yanks get out of this inning tied, they’ll still win.”

    ===

    like i said….

    I don’t care if “BostonIsJustTooGood” guaranteed a Yanks loss.

  1268. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Joe Girardi…The luckiest man on the face of the Earth!!!!!

  1269. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Leche

  1270. pat June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Now it’s Jeter’s turn

  1271. KO June 30th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    HAHA BRUNEY TRIED TO BLOW IT BUT TO NO AVAIL!!! I like our offense a lot lately. Let’s tack on a few more

  1272. NYY626 June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Yay Melky. Trying to get back to pepsi clutch player of the month status :)

  1273. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    This is a better team with Melky and Gardner playing together most days and Hughes in the 8th inning.

    Gotta stop makin’ it tough on yourself Joe.

  1274. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    how ironic that bruney might get this win after giving up the lead

  1275. Naz June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I bet Giradi puts in Tomko for the 9th

  1276. stuart June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    besides Joba relief tenure being about 30 games .guys like Evan think Joba excelled in that role for 3 years and in the minors!!!!!

  1277. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Yes!

  1278. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    See, Bruney thought, “Hey, no sweat, we’ll get the lead back. I can pitch like crap if I want to.”

  1279. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Hey, maybe we can even give Mo the day off.

  1280. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Excellent job picking up Bruney…..but Joe, just because you get the win doesn’t mean we’re satisfied.

    Bruney in the 8th inning should never happen again if, as he said today, Hughes is a “full-fledged reliever.”

  1281. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I love that Melky hit that, and we’re winning again, but the fact that Hughes will get nothing out of this, and Bruney will get a win is sort of making me ill right now.

  1282. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Sox O’s game is getting exciting

    3-2 count

    bases juiced

    no outs

  1283. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Nice how the Yankees are systematically dismantling Seattle’s best asset

  1284. frankie b June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    phil wasn’t even warm yet. 9 pitches is nothing. thanks joe

  1285. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Melky is clutch again!

  1286. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    well…all that talk last inning seems like nothing now…i like that

  1287. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Melky drives in Gardner.

    Girardi dodges a bullet in this one. This will be a game they win DESPITE his decisions not because of them.

    Jete can make it a 3 run game here with a single.

  1288. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    No IBB to Jeets? Hmm. I would think the percentage play is to walk him and face Damon.

  1289. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Shame that Bruney will get the win for such sloppy pitching!

  1290. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    10-8 Baltimore 1 out

  1291. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Wigginton put a charge into it but it was just a sac fly

    10-8

    1st and 3rd

    one out

    roberts up

  1292. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    so bruney tied up the game so we would do what they always do in the 8th and 9th, last minute win from melky.

  1293. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I mean 10-8 boston!

  1294. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    10-8 now boston. wigginton just missed one

  1295. James 3D June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Nobody is going to kill Joe in the postgame because Bruney is his 8th inning guy.

    They will kill Bruney and rightfully so. He’s talked so much since the start of Spring and has done nothing to back it up.

  1296. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    10-8 sac fy 1st and 3rd one out

  1297. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Jeter’s still coughing

  1298. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    10-8, 1 out, 1st and 3rd in Balt. Roberts up.

  1299. joeman June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    that’s how bad it is when you may trust Tomko more than Bruney

  1300. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    “Girardi manages completely by the book….”

    Exactly CB.

    The book says Brian Bruney is the 8th inning and Hughes isn’t and he just has to do it that way.
    I would like to see Girardi use his gut feeling sometimes.

  1301. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Brian PEWney now in line to get the win he deserves……

  1302. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Can we get a pinch manager for the late innings? I’m tired of Joe – this is almost (not quite) the last straw for me – he is as stiff as a corpse when it comes to managing, just no flexibility whatsoever. Phil needs innings, he’s dominant…….WHAT is going through Joe’s head?

  1303. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Can we get a pinch manager for the late innings? I’m tired of Joe – this is almost (not quite) the last straw for me – he is as stiff as a corpse when it comes to managing, just no flexibility whatsoever. Phil needs innings, he’s dominant…….WHAT is going through Joe’s head?

  1304. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    the captain!!!!

  1305. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Jetah!

  1306. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Sac fly to the wall in baltimore……just missed a grand slam.

  1307. NYY626 June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Heyyyy Jeters back:)

  1308. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    That took a weird hop, didn’t it?

  1309. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Captain Clutch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :grin:

  1310. pat June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    pat
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    Melky and Jeter look like they need RBI this inning.

    :smile:

  1311. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    clutch..all clutch this inning

  1312. daver June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    El Capitan!

  1313. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Ok lets end this history nonsense, blow it open.

  1314. SandMan June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Didn’t Bruney say this Spring that he wants to be a closer and is already thinking about getting his next contract?

    lol… good luck with that, Brian.

  1315. Naz June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Mariners should have traded for Jose Veras. He would of shut it down.

  1316. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Donnie, Bruney had bases loaded and 1 out and gave up one run. I remember a guy named Nelson who used to pitch himself in and out of trouble all the time during the late nineties. There’s something to be said for not imploding.

  1317. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    how long ago was it that the Yanks had lost this game according to the blog?

    5 minutes ago?

    gotta have faith in these guys!!

  1318. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    atta boy Jetes

  1319. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Now Bruney gets a W

  1320. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    Jeter’s still coughing
    **
    When I had swine flu I coughed for about a week and a half.

  1321. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    SJ, What Bruney did in the 8th is the reason why Cashman is going to get a top flight reliever to fill that role…..Street fills the bill…It’s the essentaily the key softspot on this club…..More than the lack of situational hitting…..

  1322. daver June 30th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Sean White is their Brian Bruney

  1323. ElGuapo June 30th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Knucklehead Joe got lucky. The Yankee bats wake up, and get him out of that extremely stupid move of taking out Hughes for Bruney.

    For once it seems most people on the board agree that Hughes should be the 8th inning man, or at least a two inning guy. Dumb move by Girardi, he just got lucky.

  1324. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    The official scorer should be allowed to give Hughes the win, and not Bruney. Baseball has some pretty dumb rules.

  1325. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    “Sac fly to the wall in baltimore……just missed a grand slam.”

    ———

    it wasnt that close…. but he did hit it hard. another 20-30 feet (due to the high wall in right) for that to go out.

  1326. Naz June 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Boston Dave, you realize that all these comebacks marks the trend for a not so good postseason team.

  1327. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Being Girardi does everything by the book, I wonder if he reads every inch of the manual that he gets whenever he buys a new refrigerator, etc….??

  1328. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    “Now Bruney gets a W”

    ——–

    who cares?

    people are disappointed??

    he didnt pitch well. i still want him to get the W.

    why?

    because the only wins that matter are hte ones for the team.

    12 games over .500!!! let’s go!

  1329. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Too bad Bruney gets the win…..

  1330. joeman June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    H Street…needs to be here

  1331. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    GJ Jeter nice base running

  1332. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    the captain again!

  1333. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Naz
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
    Boston Dave, you realize that all these comebacks marks the trend for a not so good postseason team.
    ***
    Does rolling over and playing dead if you don’t score first make for a better playoff team???

  1334. G. Love June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Seriously, The Matsui family needs to be a reality show on YES.

    I’d rather see them dance every night than Cotton Eyed Joe.

  1335. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I give the Yanks a lot of credit for bouncing back from a bad inning, but I’m still peeved and I think Phil might privately be as well……..

  1336. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Good thing he’s got those spider legs!

  1337. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    BD I take it Baltimore didn’t get it done.

  1338. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    “Boston Dave, you realize that all these comebacks marks the trend for a not so good postseason team.”

    ———

    what gives you that idea? I’d love to see some stats on that.

    I’ve never heard anything like that.

  1339. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    10-9 boston

  1340. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Just our luck…………..Bruney was one of the few Yankees NOT to catch the flu!!!!!!

  1341. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    BALTIMORE!!!!

    1 run game

    2 on, 1 out

  1342. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    That’s right – Bruney will likely get the win (meaning, if the Yanks hold on). That makes me even madder. It’s sad, but I think Cash has to step in. In fact, I’d rather Cash manage the team……

  1343. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Lighten up Dave. Just stating the case, not saying whether it’s good bad or ugly.

  1344. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    10-9…. 1 out.

  1345. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    10-9 1st and 2nd 1 out

  1346. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Lets go Alex!

  1347. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    10-9

  1348. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Naz
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    I bet Giradi puts in Tomko for the 9th
    ……………………..
    Yanks lead 8-5, you just may be right.

  1349. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Roberts RBI single, 10-9 Boston, two on, one out for the Os.

  1350. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    too bad adam jones is out of this game

  1351. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    “H Street…needs to be here”

    Good luck Colorado isn’t dealing him.

  1352. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I could have swore I saw Matsui’s wife in that luxury box!

    If they show it again – look for the piece of paper peeking out of that guy’s front shirt pocket on the left.

  1353. joeman June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    a lock down 8th inning guy is what they need to beat Boston,otherwise they will have a very hard time beating them or anyone else with a snall lead going into the 8th inning

  1354. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    its really amazing how fans go from wanting bruney back so bad to being disappointed that he’ll get a win in a game he blew a lead?…wow is that sad or what..

  1355. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Roberts “doubled” but Wieters is slow and wasn’t aggressive so he stayed at 2nd.

    instead of 2nd and 3rd, 10-9, 1 out

    it’s 1st and 2nd.

    Papelbon coming in for a 5 out save.

    Papelbon has been working harder (more pitches) for his saves this season.

    It would not surprise me at all if he tires out by September.

  1356. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Joe (Panid) Girardi would have had Mo in the game at 10-7.

  1357. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    10-9 now and papsmear is coming in

  1358. tastic June 30th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Boston’s going to Papelbon for a 5 out save.

  1359. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Either way, they will be jumping into the Boston Harbor tomorrow

  1360. James June 30th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    “Sean White is their Brian Bruney”

    Sean White better than “Big Mouth” Bruney.

  1361. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Just missed it :( we get to see Mo though :)

  1362. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Let’s go Baltimore!

  1363. sunny615 June 30th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    here’s hoping we can keep this lead this time

  1364. joeman June 30th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    he’s (Street)has been on the trade block for over a month now

  1365. Jeff NJ - Yankee Fan in Good Times and Bad June 30th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    501 coming up.

  1366. Matty C June 30th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Pop that shoulder Papelblown

  1367. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Baltimore always screws it up.

  1368. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    phew, pinch runner for Wieters.

    if they had pinch run for him one batter earlier, it’s 2nd and 3rd 1 out

  1369. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Francona must have been scoreboard watching and saw the Yankees went ahead. He’s feeling the lead slip slip slipping away!

  1370. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    come on felix pie

  1371. Hip Hip Hughese! June 30th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Pete….I hope you still give it to Joe about yanking Hughes!!! NOT a smart move.

  1372. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Guthrie is pinch-running for Wieters, lol. Let’s go O’s!

  1373. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Joe I
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    Melky is clutch again!
    ====

    Melky likes the big spot and Melky can hit, and obviously his shoulder is much better, because he’s back to driving the ball again left-handed.

  1374. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    “SJ, What Bruney did in the 8th is the reason why Cashman is going to get a top flight reliever to fill that role…..Street fills the bill…It’s the essentaily the key softspot on this club…..More than the lack of situational hitting…..”

    The National league swing lately has brought the best out of our play. It was the National league style of play that won us a WS in 96, with all the comeback manufactured runs.

    Not sure Street is the answer, and he won’t be available as the Rockies are in a wildcard position.

  1375. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    please please please Baltimore

    get this done

    the unhittable Boston bullpen needs to blow a 10-1 lead over the course of 4-5 outs.

  1376. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Good thing Veras is gone, or Girardi might be tempted to bring him in……

  1377. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Felix Pie Cmon PLEase!

  1378. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    “he’s (Street)has been on the trade block for over a month now”

    SINCE WHEN !, In late April mid May yes. He’s been off the block eversince thier winning streak. They are in playoff contention, they aren’t dealing him genius.

  1379. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    ump just gave Pap a bad strike call.. 4-5 inches off the plate

  1380. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    These umpires are giving Boston the game

  1381. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    strike 2 to pie was in the other batters box

  1382. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Josh

    even the Boston announcers said “wow, that was 6 inches outside”

  1383. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    O’s announcers are PO’ed , Paps got a strike on a pitch 2 ft wide of plate….

  1384. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Did anyone REALLY think Felix Pie was going to do anything there? I mean, seriously?

  1385. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    up to Markakis

  1386. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    it’s up to Markakis

  1387. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    im calling a 3 run bomb by MARKAKIS

  1388. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Pie whiffs.

    It’s on Markakis.

  1389. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    comeon markakis

  1390. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    YES
    1!!!

    markakais

    o’s lead

  1391. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Baltimore leads!!!

  1392. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  1393. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Baltimore will screw it up some how, either umps or thier bats.

  1394. Jeff NJ - Yankee Fan in Good Times and Bad June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Baltimore takes the lead!

  1395. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    NICK FREAKIN’ MARKAKIS.

  1396. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Papeljuice coughs it up – sweet.

  1397. Steve B June 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    11-10 O’s

  1398. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    11-10 BALTIMORE.. Papelbon gives it up!!!!!

  1399. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Markakis rips a double into the gap

    2 runs score

    he goes to 3rd on the throw

    11-10 O’s

  1400. Matty C June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    WHOOP WHHOOP WHOOOOOPPPPPPPPPP

    PapelblowN!!!!!!

  1401. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I love Markakis!!!!!

  1402. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    O’s lead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1403. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Before Bruney went on the DL, he was doing a great job. He had earned the 8th inning spot. I don’t disagree with Girardi trying to keep him there when he first comes back from the DL.

    That being said, Hughes has been outstanding. I think he’s the guy now. And I think if Hughes throws 9 pitches in the 7th, you bring him in for the 8th.

    And it stinks that Bruney could get the win here.

    And I think this will be it for Bruney in the 8th, at least most of the time.

    Girardi lets his players determine how they will be used, IMO. Sometimes that will come back to bite him, I guess.

    CB -

    I wasn’t upset with you, I just wanted to make the point that sometimes an observation is not a whine. :)

  1404. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    YESSSS MARK!!!!!!!!

  1405. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    nick markakis!!!!!

  1406. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Nevermind.

  1407. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Jeter shows a rejuvenated arm!

  1408. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    nice papelbon…. nice.

  1409. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    it was 10-1 Boston just 5 outs ago

    :)

    11-10 against “the best bullpen in baseball”

  1410. RalphieD (OPPC) June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    NICK MARKASIS!! BLEW 10-1 LEAD

  1411. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    now, back to mariano

  1412. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Jonathan PIMPLEBUTT

  1413. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Markakis, will he be the 2011 Paul O’Neil?

  1414. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    B-MORE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1415. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Wonderful news. Mass suicides in Boston to follow tomorrow. Not that I encourage suicide, but you know what I mean

  1416. NYY626 June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    i love it when papelbon sucks :)

  1417. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    All right Markakis!!!

  1418. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Come on hot stuff Markakis

    Yes!

  1419. OKI/DAVE June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Pablebaum just gave up a double. Orioles fights back to take lead 11-10.

  1420. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    You people out there begging for a top-flight reliever – who exactly are you talking about? Look at the Sox bullpen tonight? Be thankful you have Mariano. He’s the closest there is to a sure thing in baseball.

  1421. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1422. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Matsui clan cheers
    Melky, Jeter deliver
    then Mo, first and last

  1423. ray (sox fan) June 30th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    You guys must be loving this….the wheels falling off in the Sox game!

  1424. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Mo = Illegal he’s just soooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1425. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    YES !!! NIRVANA !!! Screw you Bruney ! :x

    I LOVE YA MO !

  1426. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    theeeeeeeee yankeesssss winnnnnnnnn

    F Boston

  1427. The Ghost June 30th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Can anyone smell 2 games back? Not so fast, the Orioles have battled back a couple of times this year to give it back in the ninth.

  1428. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    sucks for all those bandwagon sox fans in baltimore

  1429. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    here is the post of the night….

    “Bostonisjusttoogood June 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Now Clueless Joe #2 will bring Mo in during a tie game, guaranteeing a loss.

    5 back in the loss column from Boston and the Rays about to overtake them in the wild card.

    And the Red Sox just keep winning…”

  1430. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Yankkes win and Papelbum blows a lead in the same minute.

    3 more outs for the O’s to make it a great night.

  1431. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    “Melky likes the big spot and Melky can hit, and obviously his shoulder is much better, because he’s back to driving the ball again left-handed.”

    I could tell he was locked in tonight on his sac fly. Melky like Robi is at his best when driving the ball the other way. I’ve always liked Melky from when he first came up. I’ve rooted for him like a little brother since that Boston game in Fenway when he screwed up on the Nixon ball. The kid has shown toughness this year, just like the rest of the team. I really like this team. The manager sometimes gets me crazy, but the team has fight.

  1432. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    papelbon whining to the ump. thats the way to get the ump to like you

  1433. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    2 1/2 games back since the Sox won last night and Yanks didn’t play.

  1434. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    papelbon having his usual temper tantrum on the mound like the baby he is

  1435. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Yankees win
    Red Sox blow the lead
    Markakis is hot
    Youuuuuse is the new Jobber

    Interesting night

  1436. David June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    C’mon, finish this one O’s.

  1437. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Rivera looking skyward is such an intimate, quiet devotion. Not all that hot-dog pointing.

    I would gladly follow Mo into war.

  1438. Evan June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Anyone see the “4-run double” tonight in Mets game??? That was great.

    Mets suck!

  1439. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Absolutely Boston Dave. I can smell the whine from here. Total pity party

  1440. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Can they hold it lol

  1441. Rose June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    How about Girardi taking Cano out of the 5th spot and putting Posada there. Cano has no plate discipline. Posada is much more patient than Cano.

    Why take Hughes out to bring in Bruney? Hughes hadn’t thrown that many pitches, give him another inning.
    Girardi seems to have settled on Bruney for the 8th inning. Everyone else in the pen has no defined role.

  1442. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    READ THIS…………..In the Sox game, earlier when Sox were up 10-1, the Sox were laughing their heads off & actually they all ran off the field when there were just 2 outs,not 3!! They were all yucking it up…

  1443. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    We don’t need Houston Street, there is nothing wrong with the relief pitchers we have now.

    Everyone was complaining when Bruney was out, now they’re complaining when Bruney is back. Come on make up your minds!

    Watching the vaunted Boston bullpen implode against the lowly Orioles will hopefully teach a lot of you a lesson. Every team, EVERY TEAM, goes through spells of bad baseball.

    I really love our pitching, they’re all young (most are in their early 20′s) and they’re all improving.

    Bruney had a bad game, but so does everybody. He deserves another chance.

  1444. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    does baltimore even have a closer?

  1445. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    O’s, please hold it!

    Bruney gets the win – throw up. YES, I’m aware the team won (credit to them for erasing the stench of Bruney’s performance) and that’s the most important thing, but I wish I had a smiley emoticon with steam coming out of it’s head because that’s how I feel.

  1446. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    “You guys must be loving this….the wheels falling off in the Sox game!”

    ——–

    ray,

    i shut the game off for the rain delay and didnt turn it back on til the 7th when Baltimore got things going.

    of course I hope this is a trend with the bullpen… we’ll see :)

    they’ve been pretty good so far. they were due for a dud.

  1447. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    comeon baltimore. 3 more outs

  1448. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Why do Mo and Jorge always touch 2nd base after the game?

  1449. Jeremy June 30th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Great win, entertaining game to boot…getting to watch the Sox choke on Atbat.TV makes this a great night now!

  1450. Ed in PR June 30th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Nice win tonite, what a shot by A-Rod!

  1451. CompassRosy June 30th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Congrats on the 1st game, Yank fans.

    Told ya Brandon wasn’t the same pitcher you saw last September. Unfortunately for the M’s, Sean White wasn’t the pitcher he’s been most of this season.

    And, we miss Adrian already.

    Here’s a good game tomorrow …
    hoping there’s a rubber game on Thursday.

    ~Rosy

  1452. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    S.A.–The sun will come out tomorrow; I’m down with the OPPC
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:24 pm
    Yankees win
    Red Sox blow the lead
    Markakis is hot
    Youuuuuse is the new Jobber

    Interesting night
    ****
    You are right. A bit bizarro, but in a good way. Mo throwing the first and last pitch was a nice touch

  1453. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    GO ORIOLES!!!!!

  1454. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Bailey Lugo Pedroia up in the ninth

  1455. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    “papelbon having his usual temper tantrum on the mound like the baby he is”

    ———

    the ump gave pap a strike call 6 inches off the plate.

    then markakis hits a pretty good fastball tailing away to the left field gap.

    ump did nothing wrong. he helped pap out if anything.

  1456. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Orioles got the lead. Got to keep it. Bottom of the order up.

  1457. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Mo’s YES on-field post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/6207162560b280f1/

  1458. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Betsy.. is this face mad enough? :mad:

    Or you can always do the popular… :evil:

  1459. Jake June 30th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    OMG this red sox game is awesome :) !!!!! gotta love papelbon getting hit!!! With that dumb baby face he makes on the mound…just hope that Sherrill holds it.. *knock on wood*

  1460. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Alright, Sherrill, don’t screw this up.

  1461. Fred June 30th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Come on George Sherrill. Close the game and get us within 2.

  1462. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Tony Randazzo, the HP umpire in the Orioles game either needs to be suspended or sent to A Ball to learn the strikezone.

    Its embarrassing the performance he is giving tonight.

    He called a pitch, and I’m not kidding, 2 full feet off the plate a strike to Pie and changed that entire AB.

    Markakis took it out of Randazzo’s hands by hitting the 2 run triple to give them the lead.

    However, you can’t be that bad at your job and work as a ML umpire. Just a pathetic performance.

  1463. Doris from Rego Park June 30th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    I am sitting in my living room watching the sox-o’s game on my iphone in near hi-def quality. Pretty amazing…

  1464. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Wiggington at shortstop? Uh-oh.

  1465. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks Pel

  1466. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    “gotta love papelbon getting hit!!”

    ——-

    and masterson

    and okajima

    and delcarmen

    and saito

  1467. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    comeon sherill

  1468. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    P.S. Brooks Robinson Rodriguez has been putting some defensive clinic in these games eversince the rest. Please do not over use him.

  1469. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    >Thanks Pel

    ;)

  1470. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Sherill all over the place.

  1471. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I am still amazed Sherrill’s arm didn’t fall off after pitching all those innings during the allstar game.

  1472. Richie June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Nice win.

  1473. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    SJ44

    and papelbon actually complained to the ump after the inning.

    that pitch to Pie was embarrassing.

    Markakis hit that ball well and made it somewhat of a moot point.

  1474. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    you’re right about the orioles HP ump. that one to pie and to be fair, the ball 4 to huff was in the zone pretty clearly.

  1475. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Bailey on the Sox looks like he’s 48 years old..

  1476. CB June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    “Bruney had a bad game, but so does everybody. He deserves another chance.”

    Right now he looks nothing like what he looked like earlier in the year.

    I wonder if he needed more time throwing in the minor leagues before coming back? He only had that one outing in Trenton before returning to the bigs.

    He might just be rusty.

    That said he might need some time up here in lower leverage situations as he gets back.

  1477. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Sherrill can’t locate anything. Not good.

  1478. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    leadoff single Boston

  1479. Doris from Rego Park June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Apparantly Ron Darling DESTROYED Santana and the Mets during the postgame. Anyone have any idea what he said?

  1480. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Erica, close…….actually I feel like one of those comic strip characters that curse by using *&^*(&# , etc…….. Bruney should give the win to Phil – still, I’m angry at Joe, not so much at Brian.

  1481. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    With Washburn pitching tomorrow, I’m sure that Girardi is expecting another close, rather low scoring game and wanted Hughes for two nights in a row and not burn him for tomorrow. Just a guess. Bruney didn’t do it, but, he’s still been good more times than bad. I’ll settle for the win.

  1482. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    wow men on base already they cant hold it…

  1483. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Of course Sherrill can’t get Bailey out

  1484. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    why am i surprised boston won’t go down. they are like my high school girlfriend.

  1485. igotid88 June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    This could’ve been a Mariano to Wetteland thing. They shou;d’ve had Hughes pitch the 8th also. Then handed off to Mariano. Lucky we won though.

  1486. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “I would gladly follow Mo into war.”

    No offense but I’d prefer if he followed you if you know what I mean. He could follow both of us. How’s that.

    Actually I see Mo as a conscientious objector.

  1487. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    serenity now Sherrill. :evil:

  1488. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Yeah I’d take the Sux pen every day of the week. 9 ER and a blown save.

    Sweet.

  1489. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Well Betsy- What about :eek: or :roll:

  1490. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    “My name is Sherill, and I am your daughter.”

  1491. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Just saw f Mart in CF on the Hart “double” wow that was a typical Met disaster.

  1492. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    has baltimore beaten boston this year yet or are they being abused like we are?

  1493. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Lugo DP coming up…

    cmon Sherrill

  1494. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I knew Baltimore couldn’t do it.

  1495. igotid88 June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    should’ve

  1496. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Sherril=Bruney

  1497. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Dave,

    That pitch to Pie was 2 feet off the plate. Its hysterical to me that Papelbon is complaining about the strike zone. It was as big as the Inner Harbor for him!

    The nephew just caught his first career shutout and got the game winning hit in his first game in full season A Ball.

    Just need the Orioles to hang on for a trifecta night!

  1498. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    2 guys on base…..

  1499. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    So this is how Phil is going to get his innings in….1 at at time. Joe is just utterly clueless, boy I can’t believe how pissed I am.

  1500. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    George Sherrill looks tight as a drum. Folks, there are only a handful literally, a handful of dependable closers.

    This is going to be bad.

  1501. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    LETS! GO! O’s!

  1502. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    WHEW. That was a NASTY breaking pitch by Sherrill.

  1503. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Are there any outs with the two on?

  1504. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    “Yeah I’d take the Sux pen every day of the week. 9 ER and a blown save.

    Sweet.”

    ———

    trisha

    you’re being too nice to them.

    it’s 10 runs and a blown save :)

  1505. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    What a joke. Can’t even get Bailey and Lugo out.

  1506. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Erica, those pretty much fit, lol…..

    Good job Sherrill…..rip the heart out of your team. Sheesh……

  1507. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    DONNIE-

    Meet Griffey under the O’Neill banner!!!! He deserves it. 1995 hurt. A LOT

  1508. TMZ June 30th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Lugo is still with Boston. I thought they traded him but I guess they cant find anyone to take him.

  1509. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    “The nephew just caught his first career shutout and got the game winning hit in his first game in full season A Ball.”

    —–

    nice. didn’t take him long to settle in, eh? :)

  1510. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    one on no outs

  1511. Johnny D. June 30th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Great work by the Orioles getting back up. Hopefully they can close it. Good game by the Yankees. Bats are still alive.

  1512. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    He just can’t give Boston the lead.

  1513. TMZ June 30th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Boston will come back. This pitcher is no good.

  1514. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    “it’s 10 runs and a blown save”

    :D

  1515. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    George Sherill use to be awesome.

  1516. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Sherill is not making this easy to watch

  1517. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    George Sherrill is trying to channel Don (“full pack”) Stackhouse.

  1518. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    1 down 2 more

  1519. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    “Lugo is still with Boston. I thought they traded him but I guess they cant find anyone to take him.”

    ——–

    Boston can’t trade him. He’s all they have (along with Nick Green as the utility guy).

  1520. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    :)

    Nice pitch by George

  1521. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Lugo Ks

  1522. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Can always count on Lugo to strike out. Man on first one out, Ped and Youk

  1523. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Compensation courtesy call by ump, there.

  1524. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    “its really amazing how fans go from wanting bruney back so bad to being disappointed that he’ll get a win in a game he blew a lead?…wow is that sad or what..”

    When Bruney was on the DL, our bullpen was horrible. For the past few weeks, it has improved greatly. That makes Bruney less needed than before.

    I still think Bruney can be a good reliever for us. I’d just like to see him pitch in the 7th inning (or even in deficits) for a little while longer until he proves trustworthy for the 8th.

  1525. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    2 more outs please. I would like a DP by the midget

  1526. CB June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Julio Lugo doing what he does best … next to committing errors.

  1527. Naz June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Sherill gonna fawk it up

  1528. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    “George Sherill use to be awesome”

    ——

    he has an ERA right at 2.00 and hitters are .195 against him this season

  1529. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Colorado is not going to be a factor for the Wild Card in about 2 more weeks…There is an least 4 NL teams way better than The Rockies….They went on that most unlikey streak just to wiggle within 3-4 games in contention….What goes up, always comes down…..Street will be on the move….Besides what happens if suddenly The Bombers need Hughes to go back in to the roatation….Overkill in the pen assures a deep run into the October nights….

  1530. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Lugo called out on strikes & complains, announcer says ‘welcome to the club Julio’!!!

  1531. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    pedroia only has 2 homers?

  1532. TMZ June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Pedroia is a pest. Can’t stand that guy.

  1533. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Erica,

    While I DO agree with 1995 hurting a lot, I have nothing but respect for Griffey. He used to be my favorite non-Yankee player. Used to have a poster of him on my wall and everything. Ichiro…I have nothing against him, but he ALWAYS abuses us on the bases, and so I’d rather rumble with him. Plus, I can’t rumble with Griffey. A left jab would shatter his entire skeletal structure.

  1534. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    get the midget, beat the midget

  1535. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Doris -

    I was half listening. But Darling was on him about walking the pitcher and then for yelling at his team in the dugout. He said walking the pitcher was inexcusable.

    And Santana also pitched in with a poor fielding play himself.

  1536. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Watching Sherrill overthrow makes you realize how lucky Yankee fans are to have Rivera.

  1537. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    look at pedroias numbers vs. canos numbers…pretty funny that this guy was the mvp

  1538. CB June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Pedroia with a huge cut. Trying to win the game with one swing rather than trying to keep things going.

    He’s not hitting for much power at all this year. The league may be onto how his power comes from pitches he can hit up in the zone.

  1539. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    2 down 1 more

  1540. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    one moreeeeeeeeeee

  1541. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Midget pops out

  1542. TMZ June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    The Mets are a disaster. The Phillies should be kicking themselves for not having a bigger lead by now.

  1543. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    This ballgame is in the refrigerator for the Orioles!

  1544. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    1 more out…leaves it up to the ugliest man in the world

  1545. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Yes 1 More! Cmon

  1546. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    1 more Sherrill

  1547. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    One more! I hate the Orioles every other day of the year, but PLEASE close this out.

  1548. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    “he has an ERA right at 2.00 and hitters are .195 against him this season”

    HE USE TO BE AWESOME ! :x

  1549. qed June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Pedroia flies out to right

  1550. qed June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Pedroia flies out to right

  1551. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    nothing inside please.

  1552. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Lugo = Sweet

    Elfkin = Sweeter

    Puke hopefully = Sweetest!!!

  1553. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    2 gone. come on one more.

    Pedroia is great no doubt, but .290 2 homers, 34 rbis and he may start the allstar game at SS over Kinsler. Come on.

  1554. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Just get Pukeilis out.

    Please.

  1555. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Keebler Elf flies out
    grimaces in Sox dugout
    at score or Youk’s face?

  1556. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    “The Mets are a disaster. The Phillies should be kicking themselves for not having a bigger lead by now.”

    ATL is going to take over that division.

  1557. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    “The Mets are a disaster. The Phillies should be kicking themselves for not having a bigger lead by now.”

    ———

    so true.

  1558. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    what a nasty pitch

  1559. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Man, Sherril’s breaking stuff is just freakin’ SICK.

  1560. Johnny D. June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Youk is the biggest threat on that team (and 1 of 2 batting over 300).

  1561. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    nice to see the O’s fans behind home plate getting into it while the sox fans are just leaning back in their seat…bandwagoners. those o’s fans are really getting into it behind the plate

  1562. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Donnie-

    I respect Ichiro a lot. I don’t want you to fight him. But I can’t think of Griffey without flashing back to 14 year old Erica who begged her dad to let her stay up late to see Game 5 only to see Griffey score the winning run in extra innings. Still hurts. Can I take him out at the O’Neill banner???

  1563. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Papelbon’s eyes are teared up.

    can’t wait to see him crying even more!!

    1 more strike

  1564. TMZ June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Youk looks like he could be a member of the KKK.

  1565. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    He hit him lol

  1566. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    ….

  1567. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    ….

  1568. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    life’s tough youk.

  1569. Donnie - Will Meet Ichiro Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Oh, for the love of…

  1570. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Youk started his swing and got him. How does he get on base for that??

  1571. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    ugggh hits him on a 1-2 count. damn

  1572. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    TMZ June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Youk looks like he could be a member of the KKK.

    lmao

  1573. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    PUKE HBP

  1574. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Kee-rap.

    Okay, hopefully Green = Sweetest

  1575. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    ugh

    drilled Youk just about his right elbow on the forearm

    he’s in some pain but looks ok

  1576. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    throws his arm right into the pitch while he swung….

  1577. Coach6423 June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    The pitch that hit Youk was literally just off the plate….ridiculous

  1578. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    its up to Jason Bay

  1579. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    “Youk looks like he could be a member of the KKK.”

    Please lets not take this overboard

  1580. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    “Youk looks like he could be a member of the KKK.”

    Please lets not take this overboard

  1581. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    GEORGE SHERILL USE TO BE AWESOME ! :x

  1582. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    NOW the boston fans are at least standing. good to see

  1583. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    man the o’s fans are getting loud.

  1584. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Bay is down to a .268 avg, come on drop that average a bit lower

  1585. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Wonder when Yuke last took a bath???

  1586. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Bay is down to .268

    let’s make it .267

  1587. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    John,

    you beat me to it :)

  1588. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    brandon shouldn’t it be…

    “used to be awesome” ? no?

  1589. TMZ June 30th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Bay is dangerous. He is in a contract year. Contract year guys get big hits.

  1590. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    “Papelbon’s eyes are teared up.

    can’t wait to see him crying even more!!”

    Yeah, cry me a River Dance.

    O’s pull this off and I will sit up until the wee hours watching the rewind of this game!!!

  1591. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Gee, I can’t wait to hear what Joey has to say about taking Hughesy out for Bruney

  1592. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Yes Baltimore wins!!

  1593. tex's friend June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  1594. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    OS win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1595. Johnny D. June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Great night for baseball! Phils lose, Mets lose, Sox lose, YANKEES WIN!

  1596. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    EPIC!!!

  1597. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    EPIC!!!

  1598. Josh June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1599. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    sit down Bay

    the most miserable loss of the season for Boston

    I LOVE IT

  1600. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Listening to the game on GameDay Audio. The O’s announcers make me long for Sterling

  1601. Terry from NH June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    It is complete!! Greatest night to be a Yankee fan!!

  1602. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    In a word – hilarious.

  1603. pat June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    O’s

  1604. carl June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Wow they did the same thing back in 1956 to Boston

  1605. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I need to find a blank tape – this NESN post game cry fest ahead will get me through some tough cold winter months. :-)

  1606. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Yes!!!!!!

    :lol:

  1607. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Boston loses a game that the avg teams loses maybe once every 20 years….

  1608. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Not lots better than watching Bay be the final whiff.

    I’m tired of his act too.

    NICE JOB SUX!!!!

  1609. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    The Red Sox collapse
    while the Yankees surge to win
    the Hinske effect

  1610. TMZ June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you Baltimore. We appreciate your efforts.

  1611. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    YES !!!!!!!

    It’s so funny Jay Bay is a terrible hitter when batting 4th over his career, this year like .240. If you notice even when guys were struggling they wouldn’t slot him there, rather put Youk. He has a mental block there, like Cano batting 5th

  1612. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    GEORGE SHERILL IS SOMEWHAT AWESOME !!!

  1613. miggs June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    How are so many of you able to watch this Sox game?

    Its not on TV in the NYC area is it?

  1614. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I hope that sends Boston into a tailspin

  1615. rconn23 June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Whew. I’m gonna go throw up now.

  1616. Rob in Vt. June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Sweet….Boston loses!!!

  1617. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    LMAO biggest comeback for Os since 1956 & Pimplebutt takes the loss…

  1618. Pepitone June 30th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Pepitone
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    This ballgame is in the refrigerator for the Orioles!
    ……………………….

    Yes, thank you, thank you, oh, you’re too kind, no, you shouldn’t have, thank you. I know, I try to stay humble.

  1619. Pat M. June 30th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Boston is Not as good as their record indicates…Just cannot say that enought….

  1620. Donnie - Will Meet Ken Griffey Jr. Under the O'Neill Banner June 30th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Erica,

    ::sigh::

    Okay, the thought of 14 year old Erica breaks my heart, because 14 year old Donnie cursed and kicked things as well, knowing that he’d never get to see Mattingly win a World Series, and we’d just lost our best shot at it. Given that I can relate, I suppose I can fight Junior for your honor. You can come with, and hold his arms while I beat him mercilessly.

  1621. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    “O’s pull this off and I will sit up until the wee hours watching the rewind of this game!!!”

    ——–

    I have to at least watch the NESN postgame.

    even though I promised myself I’d go to sleep by 12

  1622. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Johnny D.
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm
    Great night for baseball! Phils lose, Mets lose, Sox lose, YANKEES WIN!
    ====

    I guess I don’t get this Mets stuff. They are too insignificant to trouble about. I am happy for Willie that his team beat them, though.

  1623. Maria June 30th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you Baltimore. Especially Nick Marakis. Not only are you easy on the eyes but you are amazing. Also good game Yanks! Great night all around!

  1624. DocBrown June 30th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    “Youk looks like he could be a member of the KKK.”

    Considering Youk is Jewish, that is unbelievably offensive.

  1625. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Boston Dave, you KNOW we can’t miss the Sux postgame!!!!!

  1626. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Wow, lol………the only thing that could calm me down, lol. Great job O’s – and I apologize to Sherrill.

    Ugh- here comes Joe

  1627. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Love MLB Extra Innings on Directv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1628. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    is that 6 straight wins for the hottest team in baseball?

    :)

  1629. Scorpio June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    O’s won?! Holy smokes, just got in and catching up…LOL! staying up for Baseball Tonight for sure.

    Who blew it? Tell me it was Papelbum.

  1630. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Actually should rephrase that, Bay is a considerably better hitter batting 5th over his career, worse cleanup and even worse when batting third

  1631. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    ok add Tampa to that… they’ve won 7 straight

  1632. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    the pain in youk’s wrist
    can only pale against the
    pain in his mirror

  1633. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Bay strikes out! BlowSox meltdown complete!!

  1634. RS June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Bay strikes out! BlowSox meltdown complete!!

  1635. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Wow. Sox blow a 10-1 lead.

    Let’s hope the sting of that lingers for a while.

  1636. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Donnie – Will Meet Ken Griffey Jr. Under the O’Neill Banner
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:46 pm
    Erica,

    ::sigh::

    Okay, the thought of 14 year old Erica breaks my heart, because 14 year old Donnie cursed and kicked things as well, knowing that he’d never get to see Mattingly win a World Series, and we’d just lost our best shot at it. Given that I can relate, I suppose I can fight Junior for your honor. You can come with, and hold his arms while I beat him mercilessly.
    ****
    Thank you so much Donnie. I will be there. Sounds like a plan :-)

  1637. ray (sox fan) June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I don’t blame you guys for getting a kick out of this.

    The fact is that every team has a few of those meltdown games each season.

    I don’t think this will put the Sox into a tailspin.

  1638. Joe I June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    The greatest bullpen known to man blows a 9-run lead against a last place team. People rejoice. Whenever the Yankees have a bad loss, no one can never say, well Boston never loses a game like this. Well, tonight Boston blew a 10-1 lead in the 7th inning. They lose bad games too folks.

  1639. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    you call a team that blows a 10-1 lead best team in baseball i dont think so… so far both Rays and Redsox blow a hugh lead

  1640. Todd June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Pete Gammons on suicide watch….

  1641. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    ““Youk looks like he could be a member of the KKK.”

    Considering Youk is Jewish, that is unbelievably offensive.”

    ——-

    probably not allowed per Pete’s posting guidelines…

    take a mulligan on that one

  1642. DocBrown June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    It was a team effort.

    Sox were up 10-1 and Masterson, Delcarmen, Okajima, Saito, and Papelbon combined to cough up 10 runs in 2 innings.

  1643. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    YES post-game Booth Report with Lorenz, Singleton, Kay, and O’Neil:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/620721692a82401f/

    7MB (High Quality)

  1644. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    “Boston is Not as good as their record indicates…Just cannot say that enought….”

    I’m sure I get a big tip of your cap since I have ALWAYS said that…

    :lol:

  1645. NYY626 June 30th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Would it be mean to leave snarky messages on facebook to my sox friends? :)

  1646. m June 30th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Looks like I missed two good games.

    New high water mark and only 2 GB of Boston.

    Nice.

  1647. CB June 30th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    “the Hinske effect”

    Effect?

    Or is it the Curse of EH?

    What would twitter say?

  1648. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    “I don’t blame you guys for getting a kick out of this.

    The fact is that every team has a few of those meltdown games each season.

    I don’t think this will put the Sox into a tailspin.”

    ————

    ray,

    I don’t think so either… however -

    the Sox bullpen was amazing for the first half. It would not surprise me if they recede a little bit.

    I think Papelbon could very well tire a bit late in the season. He’s getting results, for the most part, but his pitch counts are higher than normal.

    I’d be surprised, though impressed, if the Sox pen continues to lead MLB the rest of the way.

  1649. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Ray, you know that is no offense to you as a person. It is totally the love of the rivalry speaking here!

  1650. Vader June 30th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Where are Hunter Jones and Micheal Bowden when you need them.

  1651. pat June 30th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Yanks 12 over. New high water mark. :smile:

  1652. Jones June 30th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Hughesy, cervy. Terrible nick names

  1653. Betsy June 30th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Shut up Joe, just shut up – Bruney’s our 8th inning guy, never a thought to keep Phil in. Bruney needs to get going……….OK Joe, piss games away…….and what about Phil’s innings?

    I hate Joe right now, I really do

  1654. Trevor June 30th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Red Sox HOF pen blew a 10-1 lead to the lowly O’s. Good Times!

  1655. Giuseppe Franco June 30th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    It’s important to reflect on tonight’s game in Baltimore to those people who continue to offer the notion that Boston never gives games away and they ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS beat teams they are supposed to beat.

    Boston is far from invincible. They have issues like every other team in the majors.

  1656. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm
    “Boston is Not as good as their record indicates…Just cannot say that enought….”

    I’m sure I get a big tip of your cap since I have ALWAYS said that…
    ***
    I agree with this completely. Not to drudge up bad memories, but Boston beat the Yankees 8 times so far this season, and the Yankees are only 2.5 back. Kind of makes you wonder what the standings would look like if the Yanks won a few of those.

  1657. CompassRosy June 30th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Congrats on the 1st game, Yank fans.

    Told ya Brandon wasn’t the same pitcher you saw last September. Unfortunately for the M’s, Sean White wasn’t the pitcher he’s been most of this season (although this was his first time pitching in a week – been out w/forearm stiffness).

    And, we miss Adrian already.

    Here’s a good game tomorrow …
    hoping there’s a rubber game on Thursday.

    ~Rosy

  1658. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    “Sox were up 10-1 and Masterson, Delcarmen, Okajima, Saito, and Papelbon combined to cough up 10 runs in 2 innings.”

    They all sensed that Eric Hinske was returning to the AL East.

  1659. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Gammons would be ready to start glowing about Lars Anderson except the kid’s hitting .258 in AA with 8 homers for the power monster he’s supposed to be. But let’s rip on AJax and his .320 BA in AAA with 3 homers and all the other stats he’s piled up. Heck, Monetro has 3 homers in AA already, is it the same league as they salty nuts, sorry sea dogs?

  1660. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Saito took the loss…Papelbon had the blown save. Papelbon didn’t have any runs on his record…but it only matters that it was a Boston loss.

  1661. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 30th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    “Would it be mean to leave snarky messages on facebook to my sox friends”

    It would be unforgiveable NOT to!

  1662. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    NYY626
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    Would it be mean to leave snarky messages on facebook to my sox friends?
    ***
    I don’t see anything wrong with that.

    But I am starting to pity my Mets fan friends. I don’t like that

  1663. EY June 30th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    When does Markakis hit free agency? :D

  1664. Vader June 30th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    The big difference between the Yankees and the Sawx is that the Yankees are 0-8 against them this year.

  1665. Pel June 30th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Girardi’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/6207230045a43aab/

    3MB (High Quality)

  1666. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    “Boston is Not as good as their record indicates…Just cannot say that enought….”

    ——–

    they are a very good team.

    Beckett and Lester are MUCH better than they were for the first 40 games of the season.

    I personally think the Yanks win the division, so don’t get me wrong, but Boston has to be in the discussion as one of the best teams in baseball.

  1667. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Boston may be as good as their record. I think it’s more a case of the Yankees being better than their record.

    Their pitching is really starting to turn it on. CC and AJ leading the way.

    Hughes bolstering the pen, which cost them a few games if not more.

    Wang finally back and improving. Joba is still a formidable starter.

    Oh… and they didn’t have ARod for a long time.

    The Yanks are better than their record indicates.

  1668. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    “When does Markakis hit free agency?”

    I’d love to have that kid in RF.

  1669. ray (sox fan) June 30th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    “Ray, you know that is no offense to you as a person. It is totally the love of the rivalry speaking here!”

    Not a problem at all trisha.

    I know sometimes Sox fans only show up here when things are in their favor, so I didn’t want to be like that.

  1670. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    I am liking Joba’s long sideburns

  1671. CB June 30th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    “Kind of makes you wonder what the standings would look like if the Yanks won a few of those.”

    Or it kind of makes you wonder what will happen if Boston doesn’t continue to dominate the head to head over the remaining 11 games?

    Say the head to head match up corrects its trend while the two teams keep playing the same way against other competition?

  1672. SJ44 June 30th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Betsy,

    Really, exhale. Deep breaths. He’s not going to call out a guy who is trying as hard as he can. Just relax.

    Hughes will be in the 8th inning soon enough.

    You get too caught in what people say to the media.

    Just relax and take in a good night.

  1673. Erica - newly OPPC June 30th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    “I know sometimes Sox fans only show up here when things are in their favor, so I didn’t want to be like that.”

    Ray, thats what makes you a decent guy :-)

  1674. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Sox pen is good, have lots of live arms. Just was hoping so bad they would have traded Penny or Saito or done something stupid. They will need all those arms this year I think. Smoltz is great but off surgery and old. Dice K is done. Penny will not keep up like this all year. Wakefield’s back goes out every year now. Spread yourself thin and then you crumble if your injury happens to Paps, Lester or Beckett. And don’t want to hear about Bucholz or Bowden, both have a lot to prove. Masterson is always a great guy to have like Aceves, but he has been figured out a bit now, got crushed tonight. Oki and the delivery is not the same. Delcarmen having a great year as well as Ramirez. Saito blew it, but if they move him that would just be plain dumb.

  1675. Doreen June 30th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Okay -

    Joba is now clean-shaven. There must definitely be something going on about letting the starting pitcher stay away from the razor before the game. :lol:

  1676. hardwired June 30th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Gammons: “Bartender, give me another Tanqueray and Red Sox, er, I mean tonic.”

  1677. Giuseppe Franco June 30th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Oh, Betsy. Take a chill pill.

    They do have to get Bruney right. Let’s not forget how good this guy was before he went down with that elbow injury.

    The guy was unhittable. The guy retired something like 20 hitters in a row earlier this year with 13 K’s or some ridiculous number.

    He hasn’t pitched much at all. He’s got to be rusty. I think CB is right on that. He needs to come in and get his mojo back in non-pressure situations.

    The guy was throwing gas and nobody could hit him early this season. He was outstanding last season too.

    They need to get him right. No need to walk the plank because they picked him up and won the game. That’s what good teams do.

  1678. John June 30th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Ever since I saw Markakis and that swing, he just reminds me of Paul O’Neil from athletic ability, the arm in the OF, etc. I think he is that talent and as close as a comparison to Paulie as anyone I have seen.

  1679. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" June 30th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Al denying rest helps him. GI Joe make sure you rest him ever 5 or 6 days.

  1680. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version June 30th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    “Or it kind of makes you wonder what will happen if Boston doesn’t continue to dominate the head to head over the remaining 11 games?

    Say the head to head match up corrects its trend while the two teams keep playing the same way against other competition?”

    ———–

    exactly! bring it on.

    on that note, goodnight everyone.

    there will be sweet dreams tonight.

  1681. NYY626 June 30th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Erica

    But I am starting to pity my Mets fan friends. I don’t like that
    ______________________________________________________________
    My Grandpa is a die hard Mets fan, so I cant really root against them unless they’re playing the yanks. Plus, I hate Boston way too much to truly hate any other team :)

  1682. C June 30th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    “Boston is Not as good as their record indicates…Just cannot say that enought….”

    that is because we are 0-8 against the Redsox

  1683. Nick in SF June 30th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    a good point, CB
    Sox Twit sees many curses
    Honeymoon over

  1684. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes June 30th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Glad Joba is comfortable enough to dispense with the phony deference.

    He’s a cocky, confident kid and he should embrace it.

  1685. miggs July 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Joba is so bad in the postgame interviews. Always says the same thing, never really fully takes responsibility. Not sure how I feel about that.

    Betsy has an affinity for Phil Hughes like something I’ve never seen before. Could she really be Phil’s mom posting?

    Nick in SF has taken his posts to a new level. Brilliant.

  1686. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    ray (sox fan)
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:48 pm
    I don’t blame you guys for getting a kick out of this.

    The fact is that every team has a few of those meltdown games each season.

    I don’t think this will put the Sox into a tailspin.

    ————————————————————

    Ray, you nailed it. every team has these games. NYY’s had a few of these over the last couple of years, and against lesser offensive lineups than Baltimore. They won’t win much this year, but, damned, they can break your heart at the most inopportune times. That offense with Toronto’s pitching could be leading the AL East right now.

  1687. igotid88 July 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    How far did Alex’s HR go?

  1688. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) July 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    the odds of winning MegaMillions is better than that troll Mo’sCutter showing up here tonight.

  1689. Erica - newly OPPC July 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    NYY626-

    Its not that I dislike the Mets. I dislike Mets fans. The last few years when the Yanks struggle in the beginning, they have been very arrogant. I would rather my team struggle in the beginning of the season and get “righted” than break my heart on the last day of the season.

  1690. pat July 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Doreen

    Clemens always pitch scruffy and shaved before the postgame interviews. Then Pettitte did it. Now Joba.

    Yankee tradition handed down to the next generation. :wink:

  1691. The Ghost July 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Markakis is the most underrated player in baseball. I just wish the Yankees could have had some scout in their system that figured out how good he was before he made it to the bigs. He would be a legend patrolling right field for the Yankees. When is his contract up?

  1692. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" July 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    “Al denying rest helps him. GI Joe make sure you rest him ever 5 or 6 days.”

    Al denying rest helps him. GI Joe make sure you rest him *every* 5 or 6 days. Kate make sure you do your end of the job. :lol:

  1693. John July 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Can’t pity the Mets fans too much, I know enough that root for the Sox constantly which is something I will never get. I don’t root for the Phillies every night. Why would I care? I’d actually love to see a subway series again and send them home cryng once more. The Interleague sweep just doesn’t do it for me.

    Something does look wrong with Santana, velocity down, control is either off or he knows something is up and being too fine, ks are down over his last games. Simply curshing my NL fantasy team so I should know :)

  1694. Pel July 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Jeter’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/620724741f23f9e9/

    1MB (High Quality)

  1695. carl July 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    lol at Matsui’s family going crazy in the press boxes

  1696. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version July 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    “the odds of winning MegaMillions is better than that troll Mo’sCutter showing up here tonight.”

    ———

    LOL!

  1697. Erica - newly OPPC July 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Does anyone else find it strange that Matsui’s translator isn’t Japanese?

  1698. Pel July 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Joba’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/6207252334c394e1/

    1MB (High Quality)

  1699. trisha - OPPC lifetime member July 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    “I know sometimes Sox fans only show up here when things are in their favor, so I didn’t want to be like that.”

    You’ve never been like that. I do miss Mo’sflatcutter though, telling us the Yankees should be imitating everything about the Red Sox!

    I admit I would love to see what is happening on SOSH!

    :)

  1700. SJ44 July 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Wild night for my nephew in his first game for West Virginia.

    Throws out 2 runners trying to steal….

    Makes a play at the plate on a guy who tried to run him over and he was an immoveable object for the out.

    Catches his first pro shutout. 110 pitches thrown, he called all the ptiches, 3 shakeoffs.

    He gets the GW hit.

    So far, after 5 games (counting the 4 State College games), he has 5 hits, 3 RBI, 2 GW RBI and his teams are 4-1.

    He’s thrown out 4-7 guys on the bases.

    Kid is livin’ the dream.

  1701. C July 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    “Ray, you nailed it. every team has these games. NYY’s had a few of these over the last couple of years, and against lesser offensive lineups than Baltimore. They won’t win much this year, but, damned, they can break your heart at the most inopportune times. That offense with Toronto’s pitching could be leading the AL East right now.”

    Yankees has never blowen a 9 run lead in the past 2 years

  1702. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" July 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    “How far did Alex’s HR go?”

    IDK but it sure had hangtime.

  1703. CB July 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Nick,

    I’m telling you. The curse of EH. That’s what it’s all about.

    Has to be EH. And a curse.

    He is in transit to the game. At the same time one of John Henry reliever after another runs off the mound.

    Coincidence?
    Or curse?

  1704. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version July 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    “I just wish the Yankees could have had some scout in their system that figured out how good he was before he made it to the bigs.”

    ——-

    I believe Markakis was always a top prospect with Baltimore.

    Perhaps the equivalent of trading away AJax and Montero.

    Not easy to pry a guy like that away.

  1705. Pat M. July 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Welecome back Tricia……JD Drew is due for his mid-season trip to the DL…..BoSox do have a good team, it’s just not good or lacking weakness’s that the talking heads would have you believe…

  1706. Boston Dave 2.0 - the kinder gentler version July 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Orioles drafted Markakis 7th overall in 2003

  1707. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Erica – newly OPPC
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:56 pm
    “I know sometimes Sox fans only show up here when things are in their favor, so I didn’t want to be like that.”

    Ray, thats what makes you a decent guy

    ————————————————————

    Ray’s not really “a decent guy”. He only comes here to the LOHUD Bar and Grill to get the table scraps for his attack poodle, FiFi.

  1708. Betsy July 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    SJ and GF – I do need to calm down, I admit. Just to clarify – I was annoyed mid-inning by Bruney, but I’m not angry at him anymore. I like him – I think he’s a very important part of the pen and I agree that he needs to be righted. That said, Phil was dominating and had thrown very few pitches – there really was no reason to take him out. He does need his innings – we’ve discussed the innings issue before, and I agree, but these 1 inning stints aren’t going to do. When the opportunity arises, Phil needs to pitch multiple innings.

    Still, it was a very good evening…..

  1709. John July 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Markakis is locked up until 2015 so you won’t see him anytime soon, plus he was a first rounder I believe and well before the Yankees could even sniff at him. Think he was pick #7

  1710. pat July 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Biggest comeback in Baltimore history.

  1711. Bronx Jeers July 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    “I know sometimes Sox fans only show up here when things are in their favor, so I didn’t want to be like that.”

    You never have to prove your worth here. Your appearance is commendable.

    Beyond that, all I can say is …..nanny-nanny poo poo!

  1712. CB July 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    SJ,

    Congrats. What a game for Tony. He could move very fast in that system (hopefully not too fast…).

    Jason Castro is already in AA with Houston.

  1713. Erica - newly OPPC July 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    “He only comes here to the LOHUD Bar and Grill to get the table scraps for his attack poodle, FiFi.”

    GB7-

    I didn’t know there was food here?!?!?! I make an amazing spinach dip I can bring to the party

  1714. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" July 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Good for Tony SJ :D

  1715. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC July 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Pel-thank you for the audio links

  1716. Betsy July 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Miggs, I just thought it was a terrible move, but I would feel the same way if it wasn’t Phil. Oh well – the poor horse has been beaten to death and should be buried at this point.

  1717. Giuseppe Franco July 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    SJ44 July 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Kid is livin’ the dream.

    —————–

    And so is his uncle.

    Gotta be an unbelievable thrill for your family. I can’t even imagine what that is like.

    Congrats.

  1718. tommy h July 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Wow pete- antagonizing bruney- he did not look happy…got to ask the question though, thats why we love you Pete-

    Thought bruney looked mad but then composed himself and gave a pretty good answer-

  1719. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" July 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    “Markakis is locked up until 2015 so you won’t see him anytime soon, plus he was a first rounder I believe and well before the Yankees could even sniff at him. Think he was pick #7″

    That was a great pick. Slade sign your damn contract :x

  1720. Aww. July 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Thanks, Pel! And way to go Lil SJ!

  1721. Pat M. July 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    SJ44, Tony will be playing in PCN by September 2011

  1722. Vader July 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    SJ…great to hear it, I guess Pit can do something right.

    The quicker he gets to the bigs the quicker Pit will move him.

  1723. Uncle Ellsworth July 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I’m going uo to Cape Cod for a long weekend on Thurs. it is nice to have This Sox loss to bring up in conversation.
    It can get pretty bad. I really wish Papi was still slumping.

  1724. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    C
    July 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am
    “Ray, you nailed it. every team has these games. NYY’s had a few of these over the last couple of years, and against lesser offensive lineups than Baltimore. They won’t win much this year, but, damned, they can break your heart at the most inopportune times. That offense with Toronto’s pitching could be leading the AL East right now.”

    Yankees has never blowen a 9 run lead in the past 2 years

    ————————————————————

    Except for Pettitte blowing an 8 run inning last year. Not similar at all.

  1725. CB July 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    “Perhaps the equivalent of trading away AJax and Montero. ”

    Markakis was always a stud. Back to college. He was fantastic. Not only in the field but also on the mound. He had a mid 90′s fastball (which you can on the ropes he throws from RF).

    He is a complete player. Offense, defense, running. He could be one of the elite RF in the AL for a long time.

  1726. Pel July 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Al’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/62072744adec6001/

    1MB (High Quality)

  1727. NYY626 July 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Erica, I totally agree that Mets fans can be annoying, but I went to college in Boston and was bombarded by “Red Sox Nation” bandwagon fans. No question I rather deal with Mets fans.

    Ok I need to go to sleep or I will not be able to wake up tomorrow. Thank God this is a short work week! Goodnight all.

  1728. SJ44 July 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    CB,

    The Pirates have told me their goal is to fast track him.

    They are being very aggressive with their promotions.

    I think a realistic goal is if he can be in Altoona (AA) at this time next year.

    Gary Green, his manager at WVA, was really impressed with him tonight. He said, “Are you sure this is only the fifth game you ever called”?

    He was really pumped up about catching a shutout. More excited about that than the GW hit.

    I think his bat is much better than people think. He will hit. How well he hits will determine how fast he moves because defensively, there aren’t many catchers in the minors better than he is.

  1729. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Correction: Except for Pettitte blowing an 8 run lead last year. Not similar at all.

  1730. m July 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Erica,

    His translator’s half-Japanese. His father is a foreign born sumo wrestler.

    Re: Hughes & Bruney. Just flip their roles.

    We knew there was a chance we wouldn’t get pre-injury Bruney.

    But if you’re going to use Phil like a reliever, put him where he belongs. Right in front of mo.

  1731. carl July 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    SJ44

    When he gets his Major league time in, Are you gonna convince him to come play for the Yankees :)

  1732. Rishi July 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Missed the game for a work dinner – BUT…they were playing the Red Sox game at the bar and I was with people from boston…fun times :)

  1733. ray (sox fan) July 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    “Ray’s not really “a decent guy”. He only comes here to the LOHUD Bar and Grill to get the table scraps for his attack poodle, FiFi.”

    Now that is just plain cold and harsh even by GB7 standards! :) Here my team just choked up a major hairball and you are kicking me when I down.

    That’s ok…you know what they say about payback GB. I still think one of these days I will steal all your Coors Lite and replace them with Samuel Adams.

    I may call it night guys. Glad some of you will sleep good tonight! :)

  1734. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" July 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    CB where do you think Heathcott will project comparing thier college careers.

  1735. Erica - newly OPPC July 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I am going to bed too. Very busy day tomorrow to be capped off by my new Yankee Stadium debut!!!!!!

    Happy game viewing. Let’s Go Yankees!!!

    Good night Yankee folk!

  1736. Betsy July 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am

    SJ, how exciting for Tony – congrats to him. He’s got a lot of fans on this board who are eagerly following his progress. When he makes the majors, this board is going to blow up..

  1737. Rishi July 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am

    so Baseball Tonight did the Yankee game recap in less than one minute…are you kidding me – they have done every other game longer…

  1738. Doreen July 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am

    pat -

    Thanks for that info. I can now end this silly obsession I’ve developed. :)

    Bruney didn’t pitch well, but he sure looks better with a clean upper lip.

    Boy, some guys sure get defensive in the post-game, huh? Bruney and Joba, for instance. it’s okay. It can’t be easy to stand there and answer questions after less-than-stellar performances.

  1739. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Erica – newly OPPC
    July 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am
    “He only comes here to the LOHUD Bar and Grill to get the table scraps for his attack poodle, FiFi.”

    GB7-

    I didn’t know there was food here?!?!?! I make an amazing spinach dip I can bring to the party

    ————————————————————

    Ray….errrr…..FiFi will love the kibbles and spinach dip.

  1740. Zach in Port Jeff July 1st, 2009 at 12:13 am

    No twitter update from John Henry tonight?

  1741. SJ44 July 1st, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Better than he is *defensively*. Sorry for the typo.

    I wonder what John Henry will Tweet tonight? Clown.

  1742. Gene July 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    These comments scare me. People realize it’s 162 games a year, right? And we did win tonight. The number of second guesses, overreactions and giving up on the guys on the team makes me sick to be a Yankee fan.

    Guess what? Hinskes nothing better then a bench player either. He’s not going to help that much. Swisher is a better player. Relax. Please.

  1743. CB July 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    SJ,

    One of the things I’ve been quite struck by with all the trades the Bucs have made the past two years is how prospect starved the system and the fan base has been.

    They were just such a disaster for so long in terms of player development (especially pitching…)

    Hopefully the current regime there can turn it around.

    But for a young player like Tony it’s a phenomenal opportunity.

    Not only could he move fast he could become a very special guy to that fan base.

    To see one of their own kids get drafted, developed and contribute at the major league level will be a big deal for the Pirate’s organization and fan base.

    It’s just a great opportunity – especially for a catcher with strong skills behind the plate.

  1744. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" July 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    “I wonder what John Henry will Tweet tonight? Clown.”

    I got married ?

  1745. CB July 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    “where do you think Heathcott will project comparing thier college careers.”

    Brandon,

    What are you referring to? Heathcott better not be going to college!

    Are you referring to a comparison between markakis and heathcott?

  1746. Vader July 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    “I wonder what John Henry will Tweet tonight? Clown.”

    I got married ?….and did I tell you she is thirty years younger than me.

  1747. Pel July 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Hideki’s YES post-game reaction (non-japanese edited):

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/620729675344773b/

    1MB (High Quality)

  1748. miggs July 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Betsy if you read my earlier posts you know I was against the move also, I was just messing with you. I know you love Phil.

    I guess Joe has to see what he has in Bruney. Which hopefully is a 7th inning guy.

  1749. Rishi July 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07.....1&hpw

    As long as Phil Hughes stays in the bullpen, he is not building innings for his future role as a starter. But there are no plans for him to return to the minors. “I can’t look Mariano Rivera in the face and say, ‘I’m going to weaken your bullpen right now for the future,’” Cashman said. Helping Hughes’s case to stay is the veteran Sergio Mitre, who is 2-0 with a 2.88 E.R.A. in four starts for Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Having Mitre for rotation insurance lessens the need for Hughes to fill that role.

  1750. Zach in Port Jeff July 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    “I got married ?….and did I tell you she is thirty years younger than me.”

    Are mail-order brides tax deductible?

  1751. Uncle Ellsworth July 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    How does the whole infield forget how many out there are?

  1752. Pel July 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Bruney’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/6207302439c5a033/

    2MB (High Quality)

  1753. Rishi July 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Tried this 4 times now…

    As long as Phil Hughes stays in the bullpen, he is not building innings for his future role as a starter. But there are no plans for him to return to the minors. “I can’t look Mariano Rivera in the face and say, ‘I’m going to weaken your bullpen right now for the future,’” Cashman said. Helping Hughes’s case to stay is the veteran Sergio Mitre, who is 2-0 with a 2.88 E.R.A. in four starts for Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Having Mitre for rotation insurance lessens the need for Hughes to fill that role.

  1754. Brandon... "R.I.P. King Of Pop" July 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    “Are you referring to a comparison between markakis and heathcott?”

    Yes CB. And no I know that he better not go to college.

  1755. stuart July 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    SJ… COngrats on your nephew… The Pirates seem to be running in place with no plan…why trade for milledge? They will trade Sanchez soon. McCutcheon looks really good..

  1756. trisha - OPPC lifetime member July 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Ray, I tend to sleep well whether the Yanks win or lose because I always have confidence that they will ultimately get the job done.

    I will admit though that the one game that kept me up was the one where Ellsbury stole home against Andy. I had a stomach ache over that one.

  1757. stuart July 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Joba’s post game interviews are like a 15 year old talking to the media.

    I hope Joba get’s it else that would be a shame all that talent wasted…

  1758. SJ44 July 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    CB,

    Slowly but surely, they have some pieces in the system.

    Alvarez is in AA now. Brad Lincoln, their first round pick of a couple of years ago is in AAA. He’s got a great arm and projects to be a front of the rotation starter.

    McCutcheon is already in the bigs and he is a stud CF.

    Ross Ohlendorf and Zach Duke have thrown well for them so far this year.

    The kid who pitched tonight for WVA, Rudy Owens, is a 21 year old LH with a 9-1 record and 1.91 ERA. He’s got a great future.

    The fans have gotten so burned by the previous regime, I don’t know if they have the patience for another rebuilding job.

    If they do, they have help on the way and some very good young talent.

    Its a great chance for Tony because its a catching bare organization. Just gotta keep grinding and learning.

  1759. Giuseppe Franco July 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    stuart July 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Joba’s post game interviews are like a 15 year old talking to the media.

    I hope Joba get’s it else that would be a shame all that talent wasted…

    ——————–

    Joba will start figuring it out sooner or later.

    People just have such unrealistic expectations for him that he’ll never meet.

    Young pitchers have to take their lumps. It’s all part of the developmental process.

    Joba still does it better than just about everyone else did at his age with such little experience.

    People just don’t seem to understand that.

  1760. Pat M. July 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    SJ, Check that , Tony will be playing at PNC Park by September 2011…

  1761. pat July 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Mr. Henry is honeymooning in Africa and doing humanitarian work with Bishop Tutu on AIDS education. He brought a plane load full of Sox caps to hand out.

    He also took time out to Tweet the following:

    “Ridiculous press assertions about the reception = us giving out pictures & bobbleheads of ourselves!. We did stop for RonDogs tho- the best”
    about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry

  1762. Betsy July 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Miggs, I know you were messing with me – I read your posts, glad to see you agreed with me. I definitely did not mean to imply that Joe should give up on Bruney…I vented, now it’s over (fortunately, because I think I gave myself an ulcer). The important thing is we won and gained a game on the Sox – I can focus on that now whereas earlier I did have a hard time.

  1763. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am

    The legendary ace pitcher, Jason Marquis shut down the mighty Dodgers on two hits, 0 runs and 0 walks on 86 pitches.

  1764. CB July 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    SJ,

    Since we all know that it’s the catcher that controls the pitching, I’m tasking Tony with fixing Ian Snell, lol!

    He can have until next year to work out the kinks with Gorzelany.

    I’ve read very good things about Lincoln. McCutcheon from what I’ve seen of him looks very impressive.

    They need Pedro to be what everyone expects him to be. He’s a big key obviously.

    But things do seem to be turning around there. Which is very good to see. It’s such a proud franchise and the city has been through so much and is now showing signs of picking itself up.

    Looking forward to following Tony and watching him become part of that renaissance.

  1765. The Ghost July 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    anyone see Ohlendorf tonight? 7 innings and 0 runs against the Cubbies for his 7th win of the season. This kid is finding it in the last month and the Yankees have nothing to show for his trade.

  1766. Betsy July 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    I’ve always kind of liked the Bucs, I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I have vague memories of the 1979 “We are Family” Stargell-led team, with their yellow and black striped caps (I was only 8 years old -not sure why I have such fond memories- I guess I loved the song, lol) or maybe it’s because I feel badly about those years they could never get past the Braves. I’m rooting for the Bucs….

  1767. CB July 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    brandon,

    there’s really no comparison between Markakis and heathcott. I have no idea what markakis was coming out of high school but by the time he was drafted he was very good. He was the kind of guy who had not only a very high ceiling but also a pretty high floor.

    He was very talented and a terrific prospect. It’s unfair to even try to compare heathcott to markakis.

  1768. SJ44 July 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    CB,

    The day he gets called up, I’m renting a suite at PNC Park and turning it into one big party!

    I’ll get Pete a night off from the Yankees to blog live from it! lol

    First things first though. I just want him to get through the next two months healthy and successful.

  1769. Betsy July 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I’ve always kind of liked the Bucs, I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I have vague memories of the 1979 “We are Family” Stargell-led team, with their yellow and black striped caps (I was only 8 years old -not sure why I have such fond memories- I guess I loved the song, lol) or maybe it’s because I feel badly about those years they could never get past the Braves. I’m rooting for the Bucs

  1770. Betsy July 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I’ve always kind of liked the Pirates, I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I have vague memories of the 1979 “We are Family” Stargell-led team, with their yellow and black striped caps (I was only 8 years old -not sure why I have such fond memories- I guess I loved the song, lol) or maybe it’s because I feel badly about those years they could never get past the Braves. I’m rooting for the Pirates….

  1771. GreenBeret7 July 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    SJ, here’s the post game write-up for the WV Power. Glowing words indeed for young Mr. Sanchez. Congratulations to you, him and your family.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....8;sid=t525

  1772. DT - OPPC member (it's in our blood) July 1st, 2009 at 12:49 am

    :arrow: new post

  1773. Buck Nasty July 1st, 2009 at 1:22 am

    This is the most retarded Blog ever. Bruney is not going to be lights out every time out there is nobody who will be lights out everytime out. RELAX WE WON THE GAME AND PICKED UP A GAME BE HAPPY PEOPLE !

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