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Game 105: Yankees at White Sox

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YANKEES (62-42)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez DH
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Hairston 3B
Molina C

Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (10-7, 3.83).

WHITE SOX (54-51)
Podesdnik CF
Beckham 3B
Dye RF
Thome DH
Konerko 1B
Quentin LF
Getz 2B
Nix SS
Castro C

Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (11-4, 3.45).

TIME/TV: 2:05 p.m., YES.

STATE OF THE ‘STRIPES: It’s not good. The Yankees have lost three straight, four of five and five of eight. Their lead on Boston in the AL East is down to a half-game.

IT HAS BEEN UGLY: The Yankees have been outscored 27-11 in the series. In the last two games they have allowed 24 runs on 30 hits and 11 walks over 16 innings.

FOUR ON THE FLOOR: The Yankees have not four straight since May 2-7 when they lost five in a row.

ROUGH ON THE ROAD: The Yankees are 2-4 on a road trip that has three games remaining. They are off tomorrow then play two in Toronto.

CHICAGO’S ON FIRE: The White Sox have won six straight games at U.S. Cellular Field, where ironically enough cell service is not that great.

TIME TO EARN THAT MONEY: CC Sabathia is 3-3 with a 4.62 ERA in his last six starts. He has allowed 45 hits over 39 innings. … CC is 14-4, 3.65 in 26 career starts against the White Sox, 7-1, 2.98 at U.S. Cellular Field.

BURLY BUEHRLE: Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game on July 23 against Tampa Bay. He lost lost against Minnesota in his next start but in the process set the major-league record by retiring 45 batters in a row.

NOT AGAINST THE YANKEES: Buehrle is 1-5, 6.11 against the Yankees, 0-4, 6.91 at home.

RISP REPORT: The Yankees are 5 for 31 with RISP in the series (.161) while the White Sox are 15 of 36 (.417). The Yankees are 12 of 60 (.200) with RISP on the road trip.

THE TEIXEIRA TERROR: Mark Teixeira has 10 home runs, 30 RBI and 26 runs scored in his last 32 games.

GOOD TRIP: Alex Rodriguez is 10 of 26 on the road trip with four RBI and three runs scored. He has not hit a home run in his last 49 at-bats. His next home run will be the 573rd of his career, tying him with Harmon Killebrew for ninth place on the all-time list.

SPEEDY CAPTAIN: Derek Jeter has 19 stolen bases, eight more than he had last season. It’s the most since he had 34 in 2006.

MELANCON MANIA: Mark Melancon has not allowed a run in his last 4.1 innings.

THE CAPTAIN CLIMBING THE CHARTS: Today will be the 2,084th game Derek Jeter has played for the Yankees. That ties him with Babe Ruth for fourth place in team history. Only Yogi Berra (2,116), Lou Gehrig (2,164) and Mickey Mantle (2,401) have played more games in pinstripes.

Back with more later.

UPDATE, 12:41 p.m.: Not much to report on a lazy Sunday morning. Neither team took BP today. For the Yankees, Girardi said he didn’t feel A-Rod needed an entire day off, just a DH day. He might get another one in Toronto. Posada is off because “he had two long games.” In a not-so-stunning coincidence, it happens to be when Sabathia is pitching. … Beyond that, not much news to report at this point.

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m.: God help us.

The Royals have DFA’d Sir Sidney Ponson. This invariably means the Yankees will sign him to a minor-league contract. Why not? They have twice before.

Sir Sidney was 1-7 with a 7.36 ERA for the Royals. He gave up 79 hits and 25 walks in 58.2 innings. But he was 4-4, 5.85 for the Yankees last season and that makes him better than Sergio Mitre.

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: Absolutely stunning news out of Boston. It turns out the Red Sox fired two employees who were involved with steroids and they worked closely with the players including David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez.

Remarkably, this somehow escaped the notice of Sen. George “Go Sox” Mitchell and and his crack squad of investigators.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Trenton catcher Jesus Montero is out for the rest of the minor-league season after fracturing the middle finger on his left hand in a game last night. According to Brian Cashman, he will be out 4-6 weeks.

He hit .317/.370/.539 in 44 games at Trenton with nine homers and 33 RBI. In 48 games at Tampa, he had .356/.406/.583 numbers with eight homers and 37 RBI. Oh, and he turns 20 in November.

Also, RHP Brett Marshall, the team’s sixth-round pick in 2008, had Tommy John surgery. Marshall was a Texas HS star the Yankees paid way over slot ($850,000) to sign. He was 3-5, 5.56 in 17 starts for Charleston.

UPDATE, 1:57 p.m.: Want some good news? CC and Buehrle have faced each other nine times. CC is 5-0 and Buehrle is 0-5.

UPDATE, 2:00 p.m.: The Doobie Brothers just did a great job on the national anthem.

UPDATE, 2:07 p.m.: We are underway from Chicago. 71 degrees and a beautiful day for baseball here. Enjoy the game wherever you are.

UPDATE, 2:29 p.m.: Melky Cabrera gives the Yankees a lead with a three-run drive into the White Sox bullpen. Mr. Perfect is not too perfect against the Yankees. Never has been. Meanwhile Melky has been mashing since Brett Gardner went down. Just what the Yankees needed.

CC has to take the 3-0 lead and hold it. This is what the Yankees paid him all that money for. His mission is to hand that lead to Hughes in the eighth inning.

UPDATE, 2:35 p.m.: Lots of great defense in this game so far.

UPDATE, 2:42 p.m.: Nice work by CC working around that double. … Jerry Hairston Jr. seems to have that “hey, I’m a first-place team,” spring in his step.

UPDATE, 2:59 p.m.: Glory be. Johnny Damon just threw to second base and held a runner at first instead of throwing to the plate fruitlessly. Now the double play is in order.

Now if only Swisher and Cabrera would learn to do that.

UPDATE, 3:00 p.m.: So much for that as Dye crunches one. Another shaky start for CC. Five hits, four for extra bases.

UPDATE, 3:01 p.m.: Make that six hits, five for extra bases as Thome drills one into the LF bleachers. 4-3 Chisox and the Yankees are in trouble.

UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.: So far, CC stands for Complete Catastrophe. 3 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs, 3 doubles, 2 HR.

UPDATE, 3:14 p.m.: CC has been bad, Mark Buehrle has been worse. You come to a game expecting to see two lefty aces duel and you get 5-4 in the fourth inning and 17 hits. 17!

UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: Every Yankees starter has at least one hit.

UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: So much for Mark Buehrle. Yankees hammered him.

UPDATE, 3:34 p.m.: What a pleasure it is to watch two Yankee immortals on the same field today. Of course I mean Derek Jeter and Jerry Hairston Jr.

Robbie Cano without runners in scoring position: 101 of 288 (.351)

Robbie Cano with runners in scoring position: 26 of 128 (.203).

I wouldn’t think that is possible. But apparently it is.

UPDATE, 3:39 p.m.: Jeter has tagged the ball four times today and is 1 for 4.

Now we’ll see CC can do with another three-run lead.

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: CC has retired six straight. In this game, that’s major. Seriously.

UPDATE, 3:56 p.m.: Bases loaded and one out against a guy who just walked three in a row. How fast can Cano make an out?

UPDATE, 3:57 p.m.: He strikes out. Better than the GIDP I was expecting. .202 with RISP.

UPDATE, 4:05 p.m.: Props to CC. He has done the job today. The idea is to win the game.

UPDATE, 4:21 p.m.: In many ways, this might be the best game CC has pitched. They really need the game nd he buckled down and threw four straight shutout innings. He was great after the third inning.

UPDATE, 4:33 p.m.: Holy cow, Gordon Beckham is going to be star.

That’s it for CC, who probably should not have started the inning in the first place. Now it’s up to Hughes and Mo to hold a three-run lead. The Chicago bullpen has stopped the Yankees dead in their tracks.

UPDATE, 4:44 p.m.: Can’t blame Girardi for using a well-rested Rivera here, especially with the day off tomorrow.

UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: How about that Meky Cabrera? He just hit for the cycle. He is 4 for 5 with a single, a double, a triple, a home run and four RBI. Greatest day of his life.

Melky is the 15th Yankee to hit for the cycle. He’s the first since Tony Fernandez on Sept. 3, 1995 against Oakland at the old Stadium.

The triple was his first of the season. His last triple was July 31, 2008.

UPDATE, 5:03 p.m.: Captain Clutch with a big RBI single to make it 8-5. … Always good to see fan favorite Cody Ransom in the game.

Meanwhile, the White Sox are now pitching Jhonny Nunez, one of the players the Yankees traded to get Nick Swisher in November. Nunez was a Yankee for a brief time, coming over from the Nats for the attorney general of defense, Alberto Gonzalez.

UPDATE, 5:09 p.m.: OK, Mo has a three-run to take of with 8-9-1 coming up.

Back later with clubhouse reaction.

 
 

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1,097 Responses to “Game 105: Yankees at White Sox”

  1. Anti-Mat August 2nd, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Let the line-up complaining begin.

    Trisha – what does OPPC stand for?

  2. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 10:03 am

    When Jeter finally calls it quits, he’ll be at the top of some great company.

  3. Jweav August 2nd, 2009 at 10:06 am

    CC looks very average this year. Where’s the dominance? He’s starting to look overrated to me.

  4. Clueless Joe Part II - The Curse of the Man Crush (with co-stars Nick Swisher as BoBo the Clown and Cody Ransom as Gomer Pyle) August 2nd, 2009 at 10:06 am

    “The White Sox have won six straight games at U.S. Cellular Field, where ironically enough cell service is not that great.”

    Sort of like the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. It’s named after the air conditioning company. Yet, there is absolutely no air conditioning.

    If you think it doesn’t get hot in Syracuse in the summer, you’re dead wrong. That building can be an absolute sweat den.

  5. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Jweav – your namesake was the dfinition of overrated.

  6. Tidrow August 2nd, 2009 at 10:08 am

    The Red Sox series will be a real measuring stick for this team. They have their top 4 pitchers going. They are at home with 1st place on the line. It will be a playoff atmosphere. This team usually doesn’t perform well in high pressure situations so i’m really interested to see how they react. I’m hoping for the best but will be bitterly disappointed if they flop.

  7. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 2nd, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Every team has peaks and valleys. The Yanks apparently like to take their lumps against teams named Sox.

  8. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 10:14 am

    we beat up boston & everything changes.

    we have to step up.
    championship teams get it done.

    jeter(ss)
    damon(lf)
    tex(1b)
    arod(dh)
    posada(c)
    cano(2b)
    swisher(rf)
    hairston(3b)
    melky(cf)

  9. Clueless Joe Part II - The Curse of the Man Crush (with co-stars Nick Swisher as BoBo the Clown and Cody Ransom as Gomer Pyle) August 2nd, 2009 at 10:17 am

    You guys are 100% correct. This season hinges on the remaining head-to-heads w/Boston and Tampa Bay (they’re far from out of the picture).

    These other series are just like awkward teenage foreplay. So far, the Yanks are fumbling w/the proverbial bra strap.

  10. JUSTIN...THEY ALL JUICED ACCEPT JETER AND MO SCREW EVERYONE ELSE LMAOO August 2nd, 2009 at 10:18 am

    okk C.C. HASNT BEEN GREAT THIS WHOLE YEAR BUT OVER RATED IS A STRECH DONT CHA THINKK..

    Over rated is like mike pelfry or somthing.

    we still have a chance to go 5 and 4 on this road trip if i am not mistakin..which is not horrible and to be true i didnt think we were going to do better than that before the road trip started.

    lets go yankees..LINE UPP TODAY

    1.Jeter ss
    2.Damon Lf
    3.TEX 1ST
    4.AROD DH
    5.POSADA C
    6.CANO 2ND
    7.SWISHER Rf
    8.MELK MAN Cf
    9. H.JR 3RD

    INTRESTING TO SEE IF HE PLAYS RANSOM AT 3RD INSTEAD SINCE HE SUCKED SO BAD YESTERDAY

  11. Richie August 2nd, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Wow, maybe impediment to winning also known as Joe Girardi will finally figure out that Melancon can play an important role in the pen.

  12. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Justin, it’s ‘except’ not accept.

    Not trying to be the grammar police here, but in this case it makes a pretty big difference.

    I, for one, will never accept that Mo or Jeter juiced.

  13. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 10:22 am

    this is my final revised lineup.

    jeter(ss)
    damon(lf)
    tex(1b)
    arod(dh)
    posada(c)
    swisher(rf)
    cano(2b)
    hairston(3b)
    melky(cf)

  14. JUSTIN...THEY ALL JUICED ACCEPT JETER AND MO SCREW EVERYONE ELSE LMAOO August 2nd, 2009 at 10:23 am

    i kinda wish mitre would have got bomb before the trade dead line because that would have probably pushed C^money’s hand to go make a deal.

  15. Wave Your Hat August 2nd, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Montero got hurt last night. Evidently he was catching and a pitch hit a finger on his glove hand. Has anybody seen an updateon the extent of the injury?

  16. Harry P. Niss August 2nd, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Teixeira 1B
    A-Rod DH
    Cano 2B
    Cabrera CF
    Hairston Jr. LF
    Ransom 3B
    Molina C

  17. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 10:24 am

    this White Sox team isn’t that good

  18. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 10:26 am

    if Ransom starts today that gives him 3 starts this week

  19. JUSTIN...I LOVE GRAMMER POLICE August 2nd, 2009 at 10:26 am

    thanks very muchh.my teacher once yelled at me for that one

  20. Fran (the original) and OPPC member August 2nd, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I certainly expect the Yanks to loose games but it is the way they have looked in the losses that bothers me. Bad pitching,and too many mental mistakes and that is not typical Yankees baseball. This reminds me of the stretch when they lost 2 of 3 to the Nationals and then Cashman met the team in Atlanta and suddenly the Yanks started playing well again. Maybe it is time for Cashman to go meet the team.

  21. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Montero …..don’t know if he can be a ML catcher,with the Yankees he looks like a future player with no position

  22. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Great quote from Twins’ GM Bill Smith:

    “Every team with a reliever was trying to turn a Larry Anderson into a Jeff Bagwell.”

    That, in a nutshell, was why Cashman couldn’t make any substantive move for pitching — it was a seller’s market (except, of course, for the Red Sox).

  23. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Harry P. Niss

    hairston
    ransom
    molina???

    no damon???

    i doubt it.

    no way ransom plays again & damon will be mad if he gets another day off when he said he is fine plus he is a better option.

    jmo.i could be way off.

  24. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Hey there Justin, like I said, I wasn’t try to be the grammar police. Just wanted to save you from someone in the future being a little less polite about it.

  25. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 2nd, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Hey, the Yanks did lose 2/3 to the Nationals…

    Just sayin’

  26. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 10:34 am

    RISP REPORT: The Yankees are 5 for 31 with RISP in the series (.161) while the White Sox are 15 of 36 (.417). The Yankees are 12 of 60 (.200) with RISP on the road trip & all the errors = losses

  27. JUSTIN...I LOVE GRAMMER POLICE August 2nd, 2009 at 10:35 am

    well thank you NOT grammer police..

  28. I'm Hooked On A Feeling August 2nd, 2009 at 10:35 am

    That lineup was satirical. I was just trying to make a point about how pig-headed Girardi obviously can be.

    He has ‘his guys’, and that’s all that matters. It would take an act of God to get Swisher out of the lineup. And Jebus only knows why Ransom is even on the roster…

  29. Frank from Chatham August 2nd, 2009 at 10:35 am

    What does OPPC stand for?

  30. Rick August 2nd, 2009 at 10:35 am

    This game and this week makes a statement for what the Yankees are made of. Failure is not an option or the season becomes bleak.
    If they play to their capabilities, good things lie ahead.
    It’s time for all players to look in the mirror.

  31. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 10:37 am

    w/e Justin. Just make sure you don’t burn my fries the next time I’m at the drive-thru.

  32. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 10:37 am

    the ws have good pitching.

    soon

    peavey
    Buehrle
    danks
    floyd

    very good staff.floyd has turned it around.

  33. Ruhi Cant August 2nd, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Tied with the Sox in the loss column.

  34. Frank from Chatham August 2nd, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Is a manager “allowed” to have his guys? We know Torre did.

  35. JUSTIN...FROM THE INTERNET August 2nd, 2009 at 10:40 am

    does he give matsui two games off now we are going to have another war with japan he will not be happy lol

  36. Fran (the original) and OPPC member August 2nd, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Frank,

    OPPC stands for Official Positive Posters Club. I believe it started during a game thread when everything posted about the Yankees was negative.

  37. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 10:41 am

    hairston & or pena need to replace ransom.

  38. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 10:41 am

    every team wants to rob the Yanks at the deadline, while the Sox get Vmart for over-rated Masterson and unproven minor league pitcher. Still think the Yanks could have gotten Washburn though. “The Baseball Show” yesterday on FOX New England said Joba was a punk for throwing at Longoria and that the Yankees did a terrible job of “maturing” Joba.

  39. JUSTIN...FROM THE INTERNET August 2nd, 2009 at 10:42 am

    sorry for being 14 cant workk till next year

  40. Rose August 2nd, 2009 at 10:43 am

    CC needs to pitch like an ace today.

  41. Richie August 2nd, 2009 at 10:44 am

    joeman

    Montero …..don’t know if he can be a ML catcher,with the Yankees he looks like a future player with no position
    __

    The Yankees think he can at least be a part-time catcher.

    My guess is that he will share the catching duties with Cervelli or Romine, and DH.

  42. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 10:45 am

    terry NH why would you care about what Bahston homers say?

    I am sure Bahston homers were complaining about Pedro head hunter martinez when he was plunking yankees on a regular bases for the sawx.. Or when Clemens was oding his thing….

    boston media and fair is a oxymoron…

  43. Tidrow August 2nd, 2009 at 10:47 am

    If Joba is a punk what does that make Beckett; a notorious head hunter who is supposed to be more mature than Joba?

  44. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 10:48 am

    JUSTIN…FROM THE INTERNET
    August 2nd, 2009 at 10:40 am
    does he give matsui two games off now we are going to have another war with japan he will not be happy lol

    ————————————————————

    does he play matsui a lefty against a lefty pitcher & play arod at 3rd base or take arod’s rh bat out of the lineup against a tough lefty?
    i thought arod was off or a dh??

    i know matsui hits lefties well & i would agree but i thought arod was off or a dh.

    i would not give arod the day off.
    i rather him dh with the off day tomorrow wich means no matsui unless arod plays 3rd base.

    play arod at 3rd & dh matsui would be my decision.

    my only question would be who in lf.swish,hinske,hairston???

  45. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 am

    for all the posters that think the 25th roster spot or 24th on a team does not matter you have no clue of course it matters not as much as your closer or ace or 3rd and 4th hitters but of course it matters and can help or hurt the team…

    dave roberts did not help ths sawx in game 4 agaisnt the yanks in the playoffs!!!He was probably there last or 2nd to last position guy……………..

    Jose Viciano did not help the yanks at all in the 2000 playoffs…..He was probably the last roster guy or 2nd to last.. the list goes on..

  46. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 am

    my only question would be who in lf.swish,hinske,hairston???

    meant rf

  47. JUSTIN...FROM THE INTERNET August 2nd, 2009 at 10:54 am

    BRU…WHO KNOWS WIT JOE.G LMAOO

  48. Eights August 2nd, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Ransom SS
    Ransom LF
    Ransom 1B
    Ransom 3B
    Ransom DH
    Ransom 2B
    Ransom RF
    Ransom CF
    Ransom C

  49. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:00 am

    JUSTIN…FROM THE INTERNET
    August 2nd, 2009 at 10:54 am
    BRU…WHO KNOWS WIT JOE.G LMAOO
    ————————————————————you are right but if i am girardi i play by best players & give only one regular off at a time.

    i would run a lineup today of jeter,damon,tex,arod,posada,matsui,swisher,cano,melky

  50. Vince August 2nd, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Nothing is etched in stone that says Girardi must use a percentage or matched lineup against any team.
    For example, Matsui has always hit lefthanders well and Damon can slap a pitch into LF against a lefthander.
    This negates using an extremely poor hitter like Ransom in the lineup thus making it an 8 man lineup.

  51. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:02 am

    bmqyanksfan

    2 lf & no rf ???????

  52. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Vince
    August 2nd, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Nothing is etched in stone that says Girardi must use a percentage or matched lineup against any team.
    For example, Matsui has always hit lefthanders well and Damon can slap a pitch into LF against a lefthander.
    This negates using an extremely poor hitter like Ransom in the lineup thus making it an 8 man lineup.

    ———————————————————

    very true.

    if you wouldn’t use a lineup in the playoffs you shouldn’t know.

    would ransom be hitting in a playoff game with damon,matsui or any regulars on the bench or pena or hairston for that matter??????

    you only use ransom to rest a regular & their are no other options & hairston,pens,hinske are other options.

  53. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:06 am

    now not know

  54. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Im confused on everyones love for Buerhle? Besides him throwing a perfect game, then the next week giving up what 5-6 runs in 6 innings to the Twins? he is good but he isnt unhittable

  55. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:08 am

    you only use ransom to rest a regular & their are no other options & hairston,pens,hinske are other options.

    pena not pens.

    man i have to start proof reading.

  56. joe b August 2nd, 2009 at 11:09 am

    joeman..you are 100% right. “The White Sox are not that good”. So what does that say for the Yankees stats.

  57. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Buerhle has excellant numbers.

    3.45 era
    1.09 whip
    .246 baa
    127 hits in 140.2 innings.

    those are good numbers.

    better than pettitte
    better than burnett
    better than joba
    very close to sabathia.

    better era,whip & hits & baa pretty even.

  58. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Matt

    he would be perfect for our team.

    he would fill out our pitching staff perfectly.

  59. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:15 am

    buerhle is hittable the key is he walks no one and can field his position and controls the running game.

    he is a good pitcher….

  60. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 11:17 am

    He is a good pitcher, prob most underrated…but you cant put him in the same sentence as halladay or lincecum or haren…..buerhle has got knocked around 4-5 games this year and has been stellar in a lot of games……and yanks in the passed have hit him well

  61. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:17 am

    MG and the other 25th roster spot does not matter crowd why is this incorrect???

    for all the posters that think the 25th roster spot or 24th on a team does not matter you have no clue of course it matters not as much as your closer or ace or 3rd and 4th hitters but of course it matters and can help or hurt the team…

    dave roberts did not help ths sawx in game 4 agaisnt the yanks in the playoffs!!!He was probably there last or 2nd to last position guy……………..

    Jose Viciano did not help the yanks at all in the 2000 playoffs…..He was probably the last roster guy or 2nd to last.. the list goes on..

    Brian DOyle 78 or so world sereis MVP was basically a 25 th roster spot guy…IT MATTERS

  62. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Matt
    August 2nd, 2009 at 11:17 am
    He is a good pitcher, prob most underrated…but you cant put him in the same sentence as halladay or lincecum or haren…..buerhle has got knocked around 4-5 games this year and has been stellar in a lot of games……and yanks in the passed have hit him well

    ————————————————————

    that is not what we are saying.

    not many pitchers can stack up against the best pitchers on the planet.

    he has very good numbers & not light years away from halladay,lincecum,haren.

    he would be perfect for our rotation.

  63. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 11:22 am

    “dave roberts did not help ths sawx in game 4 agaisnt the yanks in the playoffs!!!He was probably there last or 2nd to last position guy…………….”

    For a guy who had zero plate appearances in the series, he did turn out being pretty valuable.

  64. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I guess the only reason they called up Shelley Duncan was in case another shirtless Chicago genius decided to storm the field again?

    Unreal. Call up a guy. Sit him on the bench for a day, and then immediately send him right back down. Almost makes you think someone doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing…

  65. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:24 am

    did someone actually say that dave roberts did not help the sawx in the comeback series against the yanks.. yah mueller or varitek are stealing a base in that situation..

    was Brian Doyle the 25th guy in the late 70’s when they won the world series? DId he win MVP or did Bucky win it?

    Was Dav Roberts the sox last position player when he stole 2nd on MO?

    Brian Hoch writes supposively Girardi owes Ransom for last year and is being loyal….What is he talking about. Girardi owes the club, owenrship, and then the fans to do all he can to win…..

    If Marte comes back soon who will they send down from the pen? If Bruney does not turn it around soon may they DFA him???

  66. NYYanksFan August 2nd, 2009 at 11:24 am

    “That, in a nutshell, was why Cashman couldn’t make any substantive move for pitching — it was a seller’s market (except, of course, for the Red Sox).”

    What pitcher did the Red Sox get?

  67. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Martinez is a good move for the sawx especially next year because varitek is gone and they have martinez at $7.5 or so. The sawx have issues also, back end of rotation is bad, they have a hole at SS, less at catcher now but martinez is a Posada like fielder..Bay has come back to earth and Drew is slumping so the sawx have issues also..

  68. Bo Knows August 2nd, 2009 at 11:28 am

    What is this with the crappy spelling? Have to decipher meanings. There, their, they’re. It’s called communication not obscure messages. What is this? Remedial class out early or what?

  69. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I was saying the Sox were able to avoid overpaying. Sorry about the confusion.

  70. Mike in chicago August 2nd, 2009 at 11:30 am

    heading to the game today, want to go down early, will the yanks take BP?

  71. Vince August 2nd, 2009 at 11:31 am

    With 58 games left in the regular season and holding a mere 1/2 game lead, you field the best possible lineup which doesn’t include Ransom unless the Yankees are in the position of holding a 10 run lead late in a game.

  72. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 11:32 am

    “Bay has come back to earth and Drew is slumping so the sawx have issues also.”

    Bay has massively underachieved for about two months. He’s been a .280+ career hitter and a regular 30/100 guy. He’s probably apt to perform better down the stretch than he has the past couple months. Sooner or later guys usually end up playing to the level of what the back of their baseball card says they are.

  73. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:35 am

    steve B you are right about Bay but early in the season he ws performing at Babe Ruth type level with RISP..

    Steve B you are a very smart poster why is Ransom on this team? AM I wrong or does it seem like the Yanks stay with these older bad players for back end roster positions longer then the sawx would or other teams?

    thanks…

  74. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:36 am

    on bay he reminds me on swisher in one way, he only hits fastballs.. you have to throw him offspeed pitches like swisher….

  75. Wave Your Hat August 2nd, 2009 at 11:36 am

    (I posted this at the end of the last thread, but it’s relevant)

    No one thinks Cody is the reason we lost yesterday, although I certainly think he contributed to it.

    He is the current poster boy for Yankee roster mismanagement that has plagued the Yanks all year, headlined by 24th and 25th players who didn’t play for long stretches, because we had 13 pitchers or two back-up infielders – Angel Berroa and Anthony Claggett come to mind.

    Hairston was a great pick-up because he could be the back-up infielder with the flexibility to move to another position if need be, give a lot of people a day off, and have a chance of producing when he is in the game.

    He freed up a slot for a pinch hitter that might actually do something – like Duncan. Duncan has holes in his game, we understand that, but he has the potential, especially against lefties, to actually hit a HR or contribute offensively.

    So now we keep Ransom, Hairston becomes an OF back-up where he is the least useful, and we don’t have a RH bat on the bench.

    Mystifying, frustrating and irritating.

  76. Laura - Release the list!! August 2nd, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I don’t think Ransom is the reason we lost yesterday. However, if he’s in the lineup today, I’m going to scream.

  77. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Stuart:

    Kind of inexplicable to me. Someone earlier suggested that Girardi has a level of loyalty to Ransom that keeps him on the team. He does nothing well. Doesn’t field well. Doesn’t hit well. It doesn’t make sense. Hairston can do what he can do better and play some outfield. Removing Ransom and adding a right handed bat off the bench would seem to mae the most sense.

  78. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 11:38 am

    stuart
    August 2nd, 2009 at 11:17 am
    MG and the other 25th roster spot does not matter crowd why is this incorrect???

    for all the posters that think the 25th roster spot or 24th on a team does not matter you have no clue of course it matters not as much as your closer or ace or 3rd and 4th hitters but of course it matters and can help or hurt the team…

    dave roberts did not help ths sawx in game 4 agaisnt the yanks in the playoffs!!!He was probably there last or 2nd to last position guy……………..

    Jose Viciano did not help the yanks at all in the 2000 playoffs…..He was probably the last roster guy or 2nd to last.. the list goes on..

    Brian DOyle 78 or so world sereis MVP was basically a 25 th roster spot guy…IT MATTERS
    ———————————————–
    Stuart, you should repeat the same crap another 20 times. Brian Doyle hit about .200 in the 1978 regular season, when Willie Randolph was injured everyone thought the Yankees were screwed for the playoffs and World Series.

    Ransom is not the answer as the 25th man on the roster…

    But hundreds of posts harping about the 25th man is so effing stupid it’s beyond belief. Did you ever hear of making a point and moving on?

    Get a life and grow up.

  79. Bo Knows August 2nd, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Okay, it was a bad game. Over, done, move on. But why Girardi doesn’t whack Swisher on the Peepee for not using the cutoff man is mind boggling. You have a RF with no arm, that’s embarassing already. Standing 20 feet away is Cano who has a bazooka. For God’s sake throw it to Cano, you carnival reject.

  80. G. Love August 2nd, 2009 at 11:39 am

    You put up a 3.5 game lead on your competition and you blow it w/o playing head to head it’s a problem.

    I said it yesterday that this team appears to be more comfortable chasing than being chased.

    Yeah, I know it’s a slump. It’s a long season. Peaks and valleys. “Real” baseball fans would know better than to complain.

    This team has looked and played like garbage for 3 days and if they don’t correct it today will fall games behind Boston who is getting their act together beating all the weaklings we built our lead up on in the first place.

    It’s not the fact that we lost 3 games. It’s the fact that we went into Tampa and beat a very good team that told itself it was playing for its season and then showed up in Chicago looking hungover.

    We’re going to look at this weekend our lead disappearing just like we’re going to look at losing 8 to Boston as one of those points in the season where they could have turned things around and made things comfortable.

    What has the team done in the past 3 days? It’s made it’s general manager look like a fool for trusting them and not selling the farm for a pitcher.

    Does this mean we don’t make the playoffs? I don’t know. This team has been Jeckyl & Hyde all year and they can put together a 7 game losing streak just as easy as a 7 game win streak.

    What bothers me is they worked to get into 1st place and played great baseball to get there and make the Boston wins meaningless.

    In a matter of 3 days they’ve undid all of that.

    Today is a must a win. Every game is now. We’re now tied in the loss column with a team that has cleaned our clocks all year coming in for 4 next weekend.

    If they just managed a split of this series it’s not a big deal. Now we’re facing a 4 game sweep and being knocked out of first by the end of the day.

    Girardi set the tone for this series on Friday night when he refused to argue with the home plate umpire over the ridiculous strike zone.

    I hope he puts a real lineup out there today.

  81. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 11:39 am

    *make

  82. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 11:43 am

    “You put up a 3.5 game lead on your competition and you blow it w/o playing head to head it’s a problem”

    Same problem Boston had a couple weeks ago, no?

    Yankees weren’t going to play .666 baseball forever. They’re good, but not THAT good. Always going to have bumps in the road over 162. Yankees have hit one of late. They’ll be back.

  83. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:44 am

    today is not a must win. almost no game is a must win…

    MG the reason I can’t get over this Ransom situation again is girardi’s arrogance and blind loyalty to the detriment of the team. They can call up Duncan and he can go 0 for 7 with 6 K’s but it would still be a smarter move just one that did not work out.. It is hard enough to win games but to win games with your arms tied behind your back is just puzzling..

    Dave Roberts sole role on the sawx was for defensive replacement, to bunt if needed, and try to steal a base.. What is Ransoms role or skills????

    Pena can do what ROberts did or at least has a better shot to succeed then Ransom does..

  84. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 11:45 am

    GLove, I have to disagree. I still say it’s just a slump. The Sox didn’t do themselves any favors by giving up 5 games in less than a week after the all-star break – it happens. Yet, we’re to be impressed that they are beating up on the Orioles after having to work hard just to split a series with the As? I’m not saying the playoffs are a given, but then again, they’re not a given for the Sox either. I’m not going to question this team’s ability to make the playoffs based on 3 games…….

  85. ErikSec. 309 August 2nd, 2009 at 11:45 am

    This series so far has had bad management, bad starting pitching, awful relief, terrible fielding, poor clutch hitting, and putrid base running. Now we know what it’s like to be Mets fans.

  86. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Less said about how I feel about Joe right now, the better…..

  87. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Not a big fan of beating on the lineup, but I wouldn’t expect Arod to see much to hit this afternoon.

  88. Trevor August 2nd, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Finally Posada gets a day off.

  89. Alan August 2nd, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Boston : still a hole at shortstop. How does Francona expect to keep Kotchman happy in a limited role after his being a full-time 1st baseman for a few years ? The same with Lowell who is now a bench player with Youkilis now being the primary 3rd baseman. Both V-Mart and Varitek are less than average defensively. When Wakefield returns, Varitek has big trouble catching his knuckler. V-Mart never had a knuckleball pitcher in Cleveland. Masterson was a long reliever and leaves a hole in the Boston pen. Matsuzaka and Wakefield are still out.
    No overtures made to Jason Bay to sign long term. A cloud hangs over the head of Ortiz.
    Boston is clearly not without problems.

  90. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:52 am

    posada was off Friday but came in to pinch hit..

    lucky we have ransom on the bench today to pinch hit.

    matsui off 2 days in a row…..

    man hinske must not be able to move to play 1b or 3B.. the y have no interest in puting him in the infield. Hinske can lose 10 lbs…..

  91. pat August 2nd, 2009 at 11:53 am

    No Ransom today. Hairston at 3rd. Alex DH. Feel Better?

  92. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I will feel better when Ransom is off the roster.. Bring him back when they expand….

  93. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 11:56 am

    A lot of guys have had a poor trip. Bound to happen. But it’s how much has gone wrong all at once which is the issue. Posada has been terrible in the series. His at bats are poor, they are running like crazy (only so many can be attributed to the pitcher and they obviously have no fear of his arm by running so often) and a few mental mistakes you don’t see from him. If Hairston is here, Ransom should just be released. He seems like a good guy, but he has not done a single thing to prove he shoud be here or play. He can’t play third at all defensively. He can’t hit. The overdose of offspeeeds shows all he can hit is a fastbal. Release him and bring Pena back. Pena can run a bit, was hitting decently, but is a huge upgrade defensively. And it is obvious Matsui is the only guy who can bat 5th in this lineup unfortunately.

    If the Yankees can win today, they have to face Halladay, but at least the Sox play the Rays for two. They will need to take at least one of two versus Toronto which makes the game today that much more important. You don’t want to go into a slide again and have the Red Sox suddenly getting hot going into this upcoming series.

    After the Sox series, they have the Jays, Mariners and then Oakland. The Sox have the Tigers, Rangers and Jays. So as long as the Yankees can bounce back here and play decently against the Sox they should be in decent shape again before heading to Boston.

  94. miggs August 2nd, 2009 at 11:57 am

    “You put up a 3.5 game lead on your competition and you blow it w/o playing head to head it’s a problem. ”

    The same way it was a problem when the yankees gained 5.5 games on Boston in a week after the ASB without playing head-to-head?

    Please.

    Peaks and valleys. Its 3 losses. You think if this slump happened before the deadline Cashman would have made a deal? Wrong. Cashman was in on every guy they wanted. He said so himself. The price was just too steep.

    “Girardi set the tone for this series on Friday night when he refused to argue with the home plate umpire over the ridiculous strike zone.”

    Ummm you mean when Mitre got bombed? No. I think you’re refering to Thursday night, when the strike zone was huge. But it was huge for both teams. No problem with Girardi there.

    My problem with Girardi was yesterday’s lineup, and his recent bullpen management. That’s a big problem.

  95. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Not sure what’s going on with Montero but Mike Ashmore is reporting that PJ Pilittere is being send to Trenton.

    That doesn’t sound like it’s good news for Montero. They haven’t made an official roster move but it sounds like Montero may be headed to the DL.

    He had X-rays last night but the results aren’t known.

    Let’s hope it’s a bruise and not broken.

    Either way that could be a tough injury to recover from. Hard to hit with a bad hand.

    This is the downside to having an elite bat playing catcher. They are always going to be at risk for getting hurt, especially to their hands.

  96. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 11:58 am

    i think if girardi shows some emotion & yelled at the umpires for some bad calls it might go a long way.

    it might substitute for yelling at the players wich he is obviously not comfortable with.

    i ope he is not letting all this sloppy play go without talking to the players in some form.

    i think an outburst would be exactly what this team needs.

  97. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Amazing that Cervelli lost a year with a broken wrist and now Montero might lose significant time as well………fortunately, he’s only 19, but it would still be a set back. I’m crossing my fingers that he’s ok…

  98. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Let see if CC “the ACE” will step up and earn his contract. I’m sick of hearing the excuses, Burnett has come up big and he is the #2 on the staff. Beckett his doing his thing for the Sox and he is one of the best pitchers in the postseason. CC has the ability but if he doesn’t start living up to the contract then he needs to go.

  99. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    “But hundreds of posts harping about the 25th man is so effing stupid it’s beyond belief.”

    Well said.
    Yesteray’s game was lost by AJ.
    If you want, harp against him.
    Not Ransom, not Girardi.

    If yanks win today all these ledge jumpers will start talking about how great the team is becuse they beat up on Buehrle.

    I wonder if the fans of any other team will be so negative when thier team is in the first place in the division. Mind boggling.

  100. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    sorry I meant Beckett is doing his thing.

  101. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Ransom is ou of options and would need to be released I believe which is the issue. But do we care now?

    Alan, the Sox offered Bay an “aggressive” offer of an extensions to which Bay said no thanks. The Sox of course put the aggressive quote in there. As usual they want to get a lot at their price. It works from time to time like the Victor Martinez trade, they got a great player for extra pieces. But to make the big plunge they should have gotten Halladay and that may have been a championship for them. Halladay would cover deficiencies at short and elsewhere. Imagine a best of five or seven facing Halladay, Beckett and Lester? That’s the best 3 combo in all of baseball. Without it the Yankees CC, Burnett and Joba when they are on could be. But our three need to be consistent. AJ was on such a good role that to be that bad yesterday was disappointing.

  102. Zero August 2nd, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Whats worse than following a bad team?
    Following a streaky team, which is what I am afraid we might have here. I certainly hope im wrong and that this was just a bad series, but the 09 Yankees definitely has what it takes to be a streaky team. Win 8 lose 4. Go 10-2 and then go 4-6.

  103. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    this blog should be titled ‘The LoHud Self Loathing Yankees Fan Blog, where every move and player is criticized ad nauseum’

    How many of you know anything about baseball history let alone baseball?

    In 1978, the Yankees started Jim Beattie in the 1st game of the ALCS against the Royals. That’s right, Jim Beattie, a rookie with a 6-9 record that year who went on to a glorious career and a 52-87 lifetime record. And guess what, he pitched 5+ innings of 1 run ball and they won the game.

    In 1961, the Yankees starters included Rollie Sheldon, Bud Daley, an over the hill Bob Turley, and an easy to hit Jim Coates. It didn’t seem to bother them much, they won over 100 games without HOFer’s all through the rotation (the other starters were Ralph Terry and Bill Stafford, I doubt either of those would make anyone’s fantasy team or be a favorite on this blog since Terry gave up the Maz HR to end the 1960 WS).

    Baseball is a funny game, if you know it and appreciate the idiosyncracies you might learn something instead of just complaining.

    The 2009 Yankees team has a core of terrific players surrounded by the young and not so terrific, just like any other team in MLB. It’s a 162 game season, good things and bad things happen, you just have to accept it.

    You take out your frustrations each inning about anything done by a Yankee that isn’t up to perfection, then, after a loss, you pick apart everything you didn’t like about the game.

    Unfortunately, baseball is a game where the best teams LOSE 4 out of 10 games, it’s so far from perfection it’s ridiculous. Some of you need to find another sport where perfection is attainable, you won’t find it on the baseball diamond.

  104. Trevor August 2nd, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Someone said on RAB that he had a broken middle finger. Montero that is.

  105. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    “No one thinks Cody is the reason we lost yesterday, although I certainly think he contributed to it.

    He is the current poster boy for Yankee roster mismanagement that has plagued the Yanks all year, headlined by 24th and 25th players who didn’t play for long stretches, because we had 13 pitchers or two back-up infielders – Angel Berroa and Anthony Claggett come to mind.”

    Agreed. And perfect summary of the situation.

    Ransom was not even close to the primary reason they lost yesterday.

    That was AJ.

    Nonetheless, that is a completely separate issue from why you have to manage the roster better and maximize the value of the 25th man.

    If Ransom/25th man doesn’t matter than it should be completely arbitrary who they pick.

    But it’s not arbitrary. If you only have 25 spots on a roster you better use everyone of them to the maximum efficiency possible.

    The notion that just because Ransom or Berroa, etc. isn’t the dominant cause of a loss it’s perfectly fine for them to be on the roster – and playing – is flawed logic.

  106. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Oh Trever, that’s just fantastic. Poor Montero – probably out for the rest of the season, right?

  107. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    before anyone corrects me, I obviously left out Whitey Ford from the 1961 rotation, he won 25 games and won 2 games in the WS. But my point is that the rest of the rotation was very ordinary.

  108. miggs August 2nd, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    “CC has the ability but if he doesn’t start living up to the contract then he needs to go.”

    Clueless comment.

    Where’s he going? He’s signed for 161 million over 7 years. Let’s trade him for Lincecum and Cain. That might work.

  109. Trevor August 2nd, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    There’s only a month left in the minor league season so yeah he’s likely done for the year. but he’ll probably play winter ball.

  110. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    “Oh Trever, that’s just fantastic. Poor Montero – probably out for the rest of the season, right?”

    Probably only 30 or so games left in the Trenton season. He could be done. That said, broken finger beats broken wrist. He should be okay.

  111. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Pena is obviously a much better player than Ransom and I would rather have him on the roster. The Yankees decided to give him playing time in the minors right now so he could contribute more in the future. I’m sure that if the playoffs were starting tomorrow that Pena would be included rather than Ransom, they would be really stupid if that move wasn’t made. Sometimes you have to make moves that can potentially hurt you in the very short term so that you are better in the long term. The Yankees obviously decided that the advantage of having Pena learning to play the outfield outweighed the potential of having a weaker player fill in occasionally. It’s a moot point as of today, anyway, since Hairston is going to be the backup infielder.

  112. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    AJ was bad yesterday – it happens and you move on (easier to do since he’s been so good). Still, had he pitched well, that still would not have camoflauged the poor roster management and bad choices by Girardi. Yes, I realize this team is in first place…and overall, I agree the manager doesn’t influence the outcome of that many games. However, to say that it’s ok for Ransom to play 1B is silly – it’s not. Ransom should not be on the team……Girardi has an obsession with him (probably sees him in the same mold that he was as a player…except that Girardi was a solid player and a good defensive catcher). The fact that Ransom isn’t the sole or major cause of the Yankees playing poorly isn’t the point……he doesn’t belong on this team (by the way, do you really want this guy up in a big situation?).

    I don’t think criticizing Girardi has to be taken as whining or complaining. I’m sorry, but Joe has (in just the last couple of days) completely overused Ace (coming off an injury!), Coke and Bruney. Melancon may or may not be any good and I don’t love him, but throw him out there instead of pushing these guys.

  113. PAPI DOES DA JUICE MANG August 2nd, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Ransom sucks period. He’s an automatic out in the lineup. He doesn’t stand a chance against major league pitching. There is no fight in his at-bats. He needs to go.

  114. bru August 2nd, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    bay has hit a wall.

    i have him on my fantasy team & he is killing me.

    i just proposed a trade.

    brandon inge & jason bay for

    cliff lee & mike napoli.

    my boss is way over on pitching & said he has to dump some & want’s offense.

    he raved about bay because i had him & said he would love to have him.this is before bay slumped.

    bay & inge are in terrible slumps while napoli & lee are on fire.

    i think i would make out much better than him.

    i just hope he goes for it.

    inge is also playing hurt.

    i also have tori hunter who was tearing it up.
    he is due back in a week.can’t wait.

  115. PAPI DOES DA JUICE MANG August 2nd, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    We’re getting swept today. Hopefully we can split with Toronto, and take at least one from Boston.

  116. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    “Someone said on RAB that he had a broken middle finger. Montero that is.”

    No one knows what it is. The best information available as far as I can tell is this quote from Tony Franklin in the local Altoona paper:

    “He got hit with a pitch,” Trenton manager Tony Franklin said. “It screwed up his finger, and I just don’t know what the extent of the injury is. We have to kind of wait for the doctor’s report.”

    As far as these things go a finger injury (as long as it’s not a torn tendon/ligament) would be much better than an injury to the back of his hand.

    http://www.altoonamirror.com/p.....21240.html

  117. yankeesfan August 2nd, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    sindey ponson got dfa’d maybe another time with the yankees

  118. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    MG, fyi – I do absolutely agree with your basic points – very well stated.

    The Yankees do need some help, though. If it was the Yankee tax and not Hal preventing them from making moves (and from all accounts, the Yankees did try – so I’m not sure it was Hal), then I can’t blame Cash. I’m not trading AJax for Washburn……… AJ and CC are fine, but Joba is still a kid and I’m not quite ready to list Andy as solid just yet. True, though, that the Sox have pitching issues………but their pen, though it hasn’t been all that great lately, is a lot more solid than the Yankees. I think the pen is getting tired…….

  119. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I won’t argue about the 1961 Yankee rotation, but at 16-3 Ralph Terry and 14-9 Bill Stafford were much more than ordinary. Throw in a 11-5 effort be rookie Roland Sheldon and that’s a Hell of a rotation.

  120. Nick in SF at DIA August 2nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Hey dennis, if you’re out there, thanks for the well wishes. I had to turn off my phone right after I posted, we were already taxiing, so I didn’t see it until I landed again.

    A good time was had by all! But I can’t wait to get home. I can’t wake up enough to smell the coffee.

  121. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Ralph Terry won 23 games in 1962 and was the major reason they won the ’62 Series.

  122. chiggie August 2nd, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    My problem is that while every playoff plugged holes we did nothing except add Hairston. I like Hairston, don’t get me wrong, but not the boost that other teams felt after a deal was made. Every team that made the trading “plunge” has played with more life. Like a shot in the arm. We didn’t get or can’t get the major boost from talent off the waiver wire. That’s what scares me. I’m ALWAYS optimistic, but this last week has troubled me in many ways from the lack of adding needed talent to roster oddities(ie.Ransom) or the product on the field. This is a very telling point of the season. I think it will determine how many fans stay with “THE PLAN”. Hope Cashman and Girardi get it right.

  123. sora55 August 2nd, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Can’t believe Giradi gave Matsui 2 days off in a row…
    Giradi is extremely stupid!

  124. Joe Monte August 2nd, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Please DFA Ransom and bring up Pena.

  125. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    GB, my comments weren’t directed at Terry, Stafford, and Sheldon’s results that year, it is the thought that prevails on this blog that you need All Stars in every spot in the rotation. We both know, of course, that Rollie Sheldon made the leap from D ball to the majors in spring training and really only had that one decent year. Stafford had 2 good years (he had a really good curve ball) before his arm went as well. But Ralph Terry would have been the proverbial ‘whipping boy’ on this blog because of the Maz HR in 1960 and would not have recovered until he won game 7 of the 1962 WS. In ’61 he was the only Yankees starter to lose to the Reds in the WS, a game where the great Elio Chacon stole home…

    We both know, having been around a long time, that baseball is a funny game, today’s whipping boy can (and often is) tomorrow’s hero. This preoccupation with a guy who won’t be with the team shortly, though, is just unabashed venting, particularly when it’s repeated endlessly.

  126. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Matsui is a career .200 off of Buehrle, and almost never plays against him. Just 10 at bats and 1 walk.

  127. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    The Yankees have played like crap for the past three days, we know it and THEY know it. Just read CC’s comments today about not being satisfied with the way he’s pitched.

    The true measure of a team is how they rebound from adversity and turn it around. If these 3 games lead to a longer streak of bad baseball then they aren’t the team they led us to believe since early May and big changes are needed. But, if they start playing good baseball again this coming week, they will be fine and in the playoffs.

  128. roger(live from amsterdam) August 2nd, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Please DFA Ransom and bring up de Caster..

  129. purenyyankee August 2nd, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Let me repeat:
    We will not win anything with CLUELESS STUBBORN BULLY Joe Girardi as our manager.

  130. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    MG
    August 2nd, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    GB, my comments weren’t directed at Terry, Stafford, and Sheldon’s results that year, it is the thought that prevails on this blog that you need All Stars in every spot in the rotation. We both know, of course, that Rollie Sheldon made the leap from D ball to the majors in spring training and really only had that one decent year. Stafford had 2 good years (he had a really good curve ball) before his arm went as well. But Ralph Terry would have been the proverbial ‘whipping boy’ on this blog because of the Maz HR in 1960 and would not have recovered until he won game 7 of the 1962 WS. In ‘61 he was the only Yankees starter to lose to the Reds in the WS, a game where the great Elio Chacon stole home…

    We both know, having been around a long time, that baseball is a funny game, today’s whipping boy can (and often is) tomorrow’s hero. This preoccupation with a guy who won’t be with the team shortly, though, is just unabashed venting, particularly when it’s repeated endlessly.

    ————————————————————

    My error, MG. I was skimming the posts when I got to the last one, and missed the first one. As far as the continuous whining on here, it’s reached new heights of stupidity…and, that’s saying a lot. The lead in the East is going to bounce back and forth 4-5 more times and even Tampa will close the gap. Players are going to streak and slump 2-3 more times in the next two months.

  131. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    “We will not win anything with CLUELESS STUBBORN BULLY Joe Girardi as our manager.”

    When he does, are you prepared to eat lot of crow and enjoy it :)

  132. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    “However, to say that it’s ok for Ransom to play 1B is silly – it’s not.”

    How many times he played 1B this season, it is not like he is playing there frequently. It happened yesterday only because Tex was given rest as a DH.

  133. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Here’s an exerpt from Marty Appel’s book on Thurman Munson.

    Here’s something the crusty old fans will love.

    “There was a momentary setback on June 5, when a wild throw by Munson, no strange occurrence by now, resulted in a loss to Oakland. The fans booed and Thurman flipped them off with the well-known “gesture.” Another player might have been doomed forever by the Bronx faithful. But the Yankee fans loved it, cheered him the next time up, and never got on him again.

    Of giving the fans the finger, Thurman would say, “I wouldn’t suggest doing that every day to win friends and influence people, but at the time, I felt I got a bum rap and did what I had to, right or wrong. It came out right, I guess.”

    Thurman could also be funny, especially after a drink or two after a long airport delay. In the days when the Yankees still flew on commercial flights, he was once playing his tape deck too loud. Alerted to some passenger complaints, Billy Martin sent Elston Howard back to tell Thurman to turn the music down.

    “What are you, the music coach?” he said to poor Ellie. It was one of the more memorable lines on a flight that was too delayed for everyone’s good.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4370044

  134. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    “but Joe has (in just the last couple of days) completely overused Ace (coming off an injury!), Coke and Bruney. Melancon may or may not be any good and I don’t love him, but throw him out there instead of pushing these guys.”

    Who else Joe should be using? People not on the roster? :)
    Melancon pithced 4+ innning in the last few days.
    Ace pitched only twice in a week.
    Agree that Joe could have used Melancon earlier. But now I think he is warming up to him.

  135. m August 2nd, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    pat,

    No, I don’t think they’re happy. They want Ransom in there because it’s obvious they love to talk about him.

    Yesterday is done and gone, and it’s “Ransom TV-All Ransom, All the Time”

    Ransom, Ransom, Ransom

  136. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    GB, here’s a personal story about a player flipping the bird to friends of mine:

    In 1966, after the Yankees had already stunk it out in ’65 and weren’t getting any better. some college friends and I went to a weekday Yankees-Sox game. There must have been 3,000 people at most in the stands.

    Roger Maris was playing his last year with the Yankees and wasn’t the Roger of old, he was just old. My buddies happened to be Sox fans and rode him unmercifully for 8 1/2 innings, he heard every word because there was no other noise.

    After the Sox were out in the 9th, Roger trotted in from right field and, as he passed us (we were about 2/3 of the way back in the lower deck down the right field line) he put his glove up to the side of his face and flipped them off with his right hand.

    My friends and I laughed hysterically and they never again gave Maris a tough time in any conversation…

  137. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Well Ransom is nothing but a loser. He shouldn’t be on this team, but the biggest loser is Girardi because he keeps putting him out there.

  138. SteveB August 2nd, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I hate this lineup. Swisher gives zero protection to A-Rod, and we have 2 weak hitters at the bottom of the lineup. I put Posada or Matsui in as #5 DH, make A-Rod the DH Tuesday,& move Swisher below Cano in the lineup. The Yankees are losing ballgames, Joe’s gotta give them a better shot to leave Chicago with 1 win at least.

    And CC needs to be a STOPPER today. Is this too much to ask for— 8 innings, 1 run, 2 walks, 8 K’s, followed by Mo in the 9th??

  139. Wangawa August 2nd, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    THE RETURN OF SIR SIDNEY AWAITS

  140. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Is Ransom still here?

  141. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    “Agree that Joe could have used Melancon earlier. But now I think he is warming up to him.”

    he prbly thought he was the waterboy

  142. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Sidney has a 7+ ERA not sure I want his return.

  143. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    “Posada is off because ‘he had two long games.’”

    I would’ve liked to have heard the inflection with which he said that. Was he commenting on the actual length of the game, or was he using a euphemism to make a commentary on the fact that Posada’s head was CLEARLY not in the last two games.

  144. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    “2. Felix Hernandez, P, Mariners – An American League assistant GM said of his team’s pitch to Seattle for its young ace: “[GM] Jack [Zduriencik] listened but in the end he knew he couldn’t possibly get enough to trade one of the best young pitchers in the game.’’ The Mariners fear they will not be able to sign him long term and are starting to put out feelers.”

    King Felix in the Bronx 2009…Ohhhh yeah :D

  145. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    CC(Puff Daddy) better bring it on the mound today.

    CC has to be the only (cough)ACE,with an almost 4.0 ERA.He’s sooo frustrating to watch.

    Hope he earns his pay for a change,NO EXCUSES,Yankees need this WIN TODAY,period!!

  146. Neil August 2nd, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Posada will be in the game before it’s over since he always has to pinch hit for Molina in games he doesn’t start.

  147. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    MG
    August 2nd, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    GB, here’s a personal story about a player flipping the bird to friends of mine:

    In 1966, after the Yankees had already stunk it out in ‘65 and weren’t getting any better. some college friends and I went to a weekday Yankees-Sox game. There must have been 3,000 people at most in the stands.

    Roger Maris was playing his last year with the Yankees and wasn’t the Roger of old, he was just old. My buddies happened to be Sox fans and rode him unmercifully for 8 1/2 innings, he heard every word because there was no other noise.

    After the Sox were out in the 9th, Roger trotted in from right field and, as he passed us (we were about 2/3 of the way back in the lower deck down the right field line) he put his glove up to the side of his face and flipped them off with his right hand.

    My friends and I laughed hysterically and they never again gave Maris a tough time in any conversation…

    ————————————————————

    Maris was a damned fine ball player in his time, but, he took way to much heat for hitting more home runs than Mantle in ’61. Ironic that fans booed Mantle unmercifully until they discovered a new target in Maris….for no reason. Maris just hated interviews and invasion of his privacy and idiots like Dick Young, Henry Hecht and Jimmy Cannon road that into the ground. You can hardly blame Maris, though.

    The team, and in particular, Johnny Keane destroyed Maris’ career when Maris slid in home in a game in ’65 and mangle his hand in the catcher’s spikes. The team never told him that the had broken 5 bones, so he just taped it up and played when he could. It never healed and that was the end of his power hitting.

  148. Tom B August 2nd, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    guy’s it’s OK the season is saved. Ponson was DFA’d today.

  149. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Posada has been horrible behind the dish for the past couple of days. I think we are starting to see his age creep up on him. He is not the same player he was years ago. That’s why we need to keep cervelli, romine, and especially Montero.

  150. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I’m reading Ray Negron’s diary on YES about Thurman and I’m tearing up. I was only 8 at the time – and unfortunately don’t remember Thurman. My heart breaks for the family Thurman left behind, both his real and his baseball family. I remember when Cory Lidle was killed – and when his sons threw out the first pitch not long after. Boy, it really puts things in perspective. We criticize and bash players to no end, but it’s still just a game – they are still human beings.

  151. This Year August 2nd, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    “It screwed up his finger” sounds like Jesus may have dislocated it. I did that and the finger sure looks “screwed up” until it is put back in place. That is, of course, sheer speculation, but I am hoping it is because that would like ly be good news. Otherwise, “screwed up” could be very ominous. Great day, we lose by 10 runs, play terribly, Jesus gets injured and Brett Marshall is down for TJS.

  152. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    “AP – Reds right-hander Edinson Volquez is scheduled to undergo elbow surgery on Monday, according to an Associated Press report.

    It was not immediately clear if he will have a ligament-replacement procedure.”

    Damn you Dusty.

    As for CC he is an ACE it’s that Yankees fans haven’t seen one in yrs., he’s struggling a bit but not as much as ppl think, sooner or later CC will earn his money.

  153. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Today we start a new streak. A winning streak. CC will pitch a fantastic game.

  154. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Ponson I’d stick him in AAA, before giving him a ML contract, this is one of many that will go through waivers.

  155. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    “he prbly thought he was the waterboy”

    A few times he was given a chance in the past Melancon stunk up the joint. Why should the manager trust him when is in the heat of pennant race?

    Now in the last few days he proved he can pitch in the MLs and he will get the chance.

  156. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Could be a long game today for the Tampa Yankees. They got Anibal Sanchez starting against them in a rehab start.

  157. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Awww Rufus. I hope you weren’t up all night vomiting because you had nobody to complain to! Come on. Tell me you weren’t.

    Now since I know that people like you spend so much time sucking lemons that they can’t see because of the citric fumes, let me explain where you got it wrong. I did not say it was all the umpire’s fault. But I very astutely pointed out that the umpire made some very bad calls at a pretty critical juncture.

    See here’s what can happen. Stay with me now. PUT THAT LEMON DOWN, I’M TALKING!!! There are days when pitchers don’t have all of their pitches working. If they only have a few that are working AND the umpire happens to take away the zone where say one of them is working (in other words calls balls when it should be strikes) that can be very very bad! When I pitcher has all of the pitches on, well then it isn’t as detrimental! So if Burnett was having a day where he didn’t have Helen Keller behind the plate and only had a few of his pitches working, it is possible he could have ended up still winning the game but saying the obvious at the end: “I really had to fight it out today.”

    Okay, you can pick up the lemon again.

    See ya all in a while, sportfans.

    GO YANKEES!!!

    GO ORIOLES!!!

  158. Hall Of Shame August 2nd, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I’m sure MLB’s investigation of the Red Sox was just as “thorough and detailed” as George Mitchell’s.

    In other words, a complete and utter joke.

    Move along, nothing to see here.

  159. Phil August 2nd, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Girardi set Melancon up to fail earlier in the season, now he’s starting to see what the kid can do with more work.

  160. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Brett Marshall needs TJS? Oh man……..

  161. deja vu all over again August 2nd, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I’m sure boy-genius Cashman will be all over Ponson.

    After all, they can get him on the cheap.

  162. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    The Yankees finally wised up and took Posada out of the lineup..his play the last two days has not been up to Major League standards. You just can’t make the mistakes he has been making and win ball games. Mark Feinsand’s blog has a good recap of all the pathetic plays he has made the past two days.
    If the Yankees don’t make the playoffs they can look back at this series they threw away and Posada takes most of the blame with Girardi a close second for playing Ransom. You need to play good fundamental baseball to beat good teams.
    The Yankees haven’t been. It’s pathetic.

  163. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Geez, the Yankees have had bad luck this year with their young pitching…….ugh.

  164. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    “Posada is off because “he had two long games.” In a not-so-stunning coincidence, it happens to be when Sabathia is pitching. …”

    Stirring up things?
    Didn’t Po catch CC last time?
    If Po were to be given rest yesterday, you would have written the same thing.

  165. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    “The Yankees finally wised up and took Posada out of the lineup..his play the last two days has not been up to Major League standards. You just can’t make the mistakes he has been making and win ball games. Mark Feinsand’s blog has a good recap of all the pathetic plays he has made the past two days.
    If the Yankees don’t make the playoffs they can look back at this series they threw away and Posada takes most of the blame with Girardi a close second for playing Ransom. You need to play good fundamental baseball to beat good teams.”

    For a change you sound pretty reasonble Matt :)

  166. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    “Girardi set Melancon up to fail earlier in the season”

    How so?
    Care to explain?

  167. Evan D August 2nd, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    At least Girardi was smart enough to make sure Mitre (whom people raved about on this blog – shows what people like SJ44 know)is not pitching vs. Boston…although I would have kept AJ and CC on regular rest and given Joba 9 days off.

    Today is when CC needs to earn his pay. He needs to throw 7 inning minimum and give up no more than 2 runs. Anything else is unacceptable.

    The Yanks need a game or 2 cushion vs. Boston. And Boston is not losing today. And the Yankees have Pettite vs. Doc Hallday next followed by a Mitre start. If we lose today we could be looking at a 6 game losing streak going into the Boston series. Uh oh….

  168. Evan D August 2nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Girardi is going to be the team’s downfall with his panic moves.

  169. CM (Joe Girardi=GI Joe) August 2nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    “Great day, we lose by 10 runs, play terribly, Jesus gets injured and Brett Marshall is down for TJS.”

    That’s just great. From the scouting reports I read about Marshall, it didn’t sound like he was ever going to be a durable pitcher with those mechanics.

  170. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    “A few times he was given a chance in the past Melancon stunk up the joint. Why should the manager trust him when is in the heat of pennant race?”

    He showed in Anaheim that he should have been chosen over Bruney and still rode the pine. GI Joe was in love w/ his guys, let him sit for 14 days before realizing …ohhhh the guy can pitch, Melancon now I remember him!

    If that’s true about Marshall than it’s not news, he was a late rd. pick up in H.S. he had a 200+ pitch game, yes H.S. coachs abused his arm, TJS might do him some good and restart him. I always thought he was 1 start away from TJS, but lets be honest this isn’t news.

  171. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 2nd, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Montero out 4-6 weeks. Yuck.

  172. Joe I August 2nd, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    “CC has to be the only (cough)ACE,with an almost 4.0 ERA.He’s sooo frustrating to watch.”

    Nice try. Cole Hamels in an inferior league has an ERA of 4.42.

  173. Rick August 2nd, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Including today, the Yankees have 27 more games in the month of August which includes a west coast trip and a 3 game series in Boston before returning home.
    It’s all the reason Cashman needs to pick up a No. 5 starter and a reliever VIA the waiver wire and DFA Ransom opposed to waiting to expand the roster on September 1st.

  174. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    PeteAbeJesus Montero has a fractured middle finger. Out 4-6 weeks.

    Let the RF talk begin…

  175. This Year August 2nd, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    With what injury, Rebecca, and where did you see the report?

  176. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Mirte needs to leave & take Ransom with him….how do they not bring either a SP,RP or OFer….VMart would have been nice,they gave up a over hyped pitcher for him (VMART)

  177. CM (Joe Girardi=GI Joe) August 2nd, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Heres a scouting report on Marshall if anyone is interested:

    http://www.baseball-intellect......nkees.html

  178. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I suspect Cashman’s options were to either get raped in a deadline deal or stay the course with a flawed roster in desperate need of pitching both starting and relief. It stinks that we couldn’t use Kennedy as a spot starter or maybe as trade bait. Losing Wang to begin with really stings.

    As we get younger and hold prospects, hopefully our pitching depth reaches a point in the near future where we can absorb losses to a front-end starter like Wang and late inning relievers like Marte and Bruney.

    I think what we’re seeing now is a system that falls short of being championship caliber or even playoff contender quality.

    I, for one, look forward to the days when Pena is ready to be a major league utility infielder, Cervelli a backup catcher, Romine or Montero starting catchers, Austin Jackson a regular outfielder and McAllister a bottom rotation guy capable of spot starting in place of an injured starter.

    This is definitely an organization slow in development and subsequently inconsistent on the major league level.

  179. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Rebecca, what was it – a broken finger? LOL unbelievable……the Yankees have the worst luck, and to their best prospect too. Sickening. Well, that’s lost development time.

  180. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Montero….should have got rid of him when they had the chance

  181. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Um, why should they convert him to RF because he broke a finger? By that measure, convert every catcher to the OF because of a chance of injury……

  182. charlestonchew August 2nd, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    This team was pressing at the plate in the last few games. Some bad luck and some bad calls reversed our fortunes, players started thinking too much, and catastrophe ensued.

    It won’t happen tonight. CC will earn his money and Alex will tied Killebrew.

    Go Yanks.

  183. Bronx Born August 2nd, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you MG. At least you and a few others understand the game of baseball. The constant complaining has made this blog tough to read. Your posts are always spot on. I have never understood the idea of picking at every play and every move and every player and coach and ownership. Complaining does nothing for anyone except say you are a poor sport. You have to respect the game and the players and ourselves as fans. Without respect we lose and lose poorly.

  184. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I said it before. Girardi= Grady Little. But Girardi is a complete idiot. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, but many of his actions are beyond stupid. I think the yankees might need another manager.

  185. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    “PeteAbeJesus Montero has a fractured middle finger. Out 4-6 weeks.

    Let the RF talk begin…”

    This happens to every catcher, nothing’s new there. 4-6 wks. maybe returns for AA playoffs. In the offseason he should play a bit of RF just to give him more options and versatility.

  186. deja vu all over again August 2nd, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    really, joeman, are you that ignorant? wow, I mean, just wow.

    thanks for adding absolutely nothing to the discussion.

  187. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Melancon is one guy fast-approaching reliable status on this level. The wait time is tough, but some of these younger guys are destined to pan out. They can’t all fall flat.

  188. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I would think Montero would be in the Arizona Fall League and maybe in a new position….RF or LF…..just a thought…his bat is way too important with the risk that goes with catcher

  189. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    GB, for the record, I never booed Maris or Mantle and even though I idolized the Mick never begrudged Maris hitting 61 and not Mickey.

    Maris was a terrific player, excellent outfielder with a great throwing arm, who could do it all. I never realized that he had broken his hand like that and Keane ignored it-Keane might have been the worst manager in Yankees history and the lunacy of firing Yogi after a close WS loss and replacing him with Keane still makes no sense to me.

  190. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    It’s funny – Melancon performs badly it’s completely fine for Girardi to bury him because how can you have sub-standard performance from your 12th pitcher.

    Yet it’s completely reasonable to continue using Cody Ransom in the middle of that same pennant race.

    Melancon’s first appearance Girardi used him at a game against Boston at Fenway park.

    Before getting sent down Melancon made 4 appearances – 2 o them were against Boston and one against the Angels.

    So when he first came up Girardi threw him into the fire as quickly as possible.

    When Melancons was recalled, Girardi used him in a bases loaded situation against the Angels at Anaheim.

    Given the yankees “success” at Anaheim over the past many years that’s as difficult a spot as you can possibly put a rookie reliever into.

    After that Girardi buried Melancon for 17 days.

    So he goes from good enough to be used in a bases loaded situation in Anaheim to not being used for 17 days.

    This is Torre all over again.

    Older guys like Ransom can fail over and over again. But they stay in the circle of trust.

    Guys like Melancon however, if they are bad, are ironically held to a completely higher level of accountability by the manager.

  191. JRod August 2nd, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I imagine Montero will play in the Arizona Fall League to make up his lost time. As long as he returns healthy, this isn’t a major setback.

  192. Phil August 2nd, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Brett Marshall had his TJS surgery the other day.

  193. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    “Montero….should have got rid of him when they had the chance”

    Beyond stupid comment

  194. Sidney report ...... August 2nd, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Like so many before them, the Royals have designated starter Sidney Ponson for assignment, says Bob Dutton at the Kansas City Star via Twitter. His departure will make room for the incoming Kyle Davies. Sir Sid put up a sparkling 7.36 ERA and 32/25 K/BB ratio in 58.2 innings for the Royals this season.

    ““““““““““
    He might be a decent addition to the Gulf Coast Yankees.

  195. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    deja vu all over again August 2nd, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    really, joeman, are you that ignorant? wow, I mean, just wow.

    thanks for adding absolutely nothing to the discussion.
    —————————————
    before you get your panties in a bunch it was a joke

  196. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 2nd, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Pete Abe has the Montero report.

    The silver lining is that Montero is so far ahead developmentally that even with the lost time, he’ll still be far, far ahead of most others his age.

    It’s not much of a silver lining, but it’s something.

  197. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    it is a fractured finger not a shoulder injury for a pitcher.

    the guy got a couple hundred AB’s in AA, he will play winter ball.. Montero is on the fast track this is a small blip in his progression…

    Montero’s development is the least of the Yankee long term issues…

  198. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    “GI Joe was in love w/ his guys”

    Which manager is not?
    Torre was, La Russa is…
    Girardi is not an exception.
    Torre and La Russia were very successful, so they must me doing something right.

  199. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    With Montero its his bat…He could play at DH/OF for us next year…Who says he needs more time in AAA….what is the worse he could do…think about it…. .250 with 20 homers…I think we will see him in the bigs next year but not as a catcher

  200. Hello! August 2nd, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Why isn’t everyone pouncing on this Red Sox information? This is a big deal. Looks like two employees are taking the fall for a steroids epidemic in the Red Sox clubhouse. Is ESPN paying attention?

  201. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Betsy
    August 2nd, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    Um, why should they convert him to RF because he broke a finger? By that measure, convert every catcher to the OF because of a chance of injury……

    ————————————————————

    Exactly. If you see a catcher with normal fingers, you’re looking at a catcher that’s never caught a game. Shaking hands with Yogi Berra is like shaking hands with a bag of walnuts. Didn’t seem to hurt him much in his career.

  202. deja vu all over again August 2nd, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    alright, my apologies then dude.

  203. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    read the boston article on the guys that got fired.

    some unsavory stuff going on in the underworld of PED’s and MLB…

    the sux were just as corrupt and supportive of the cheating as every other team… Manny Ramirez the hitting savant may not have been such a hitting savant. Probably taking the juice for 6 years….WOW…..

  204. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    CB,

    Joe’s only justification for keeping Melancon on a short leash versus Ransom is that it’s vital to preserve the psyche of young pitchers, especially relief pitchers. If Melancon seemed not quite ready and Girardi let him get bombed, the damage to him might be more difficult to undo. I feel like the Yankees are handling all their young players with extreme caution and chair. Another example is how they sent Cervelli and Pena to get AB’s everyday in Scranton when they were holding their own as backup guys on the major league level.

  205. Joe I August 2nd, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    “Um, why should they convert him to RF because he broke a finger? By that measure, convert every catcher to the OF because of a chance of injury……”

    Betsy, every catcher doesn’t hit like Montero. When you have a hitter like this, I can understand people saying to convert him to something else. I’m not saying they should, but it’s not the dumbest thing I’ve seen here today.

  206. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    “I would think Montero would be in the Arizona Fall League and maybe in a new position….RF or LF…..just a thought…his bat is way too important with the risk that goes with catcher”

    RF/1B because he doesn’t have to be too mobile. And he should still catch, just do the other 2 PT.

  207. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    CB, great post…….and I read elsewhere that Ransom has more ABs than Hinske. Really? Hinkey has 5 HR so far – and Girardi refuses to take advantage of this streak. I honestly don’t think Joe is the right man for this job. He’s got a lot of good qualities – for one, he gets his team to play hard all the time – and I love the guy personally. His decision making is bizarre, though….and I do think he’s hurting the team (Ransom, the pen, etc….).

  208. sar515 August 2nd, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    OK…
    I’ll say it, then you can have at me…

    I think we should bring up Igawa.
    He may have learned something this year…and a quirky lefty always has a shot.
    Mitre doesn’t look like he’ll fill the void.

  209. Hall of Shame August 2nd, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Juicing in the playoff for the Sox? no way.

    Goes and looks up Ortiz’s #s from the 2004 playoffs.

    Oh, wait…never mind.

  210. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Don’t know about the rest of you but I really would like to see the list of 104.

  211. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    the value of a guy like Montero is if he can catch his hitting ability is so much better the nothe rcatchers it gives the Yanks a huge advantage.

    The only question on Montero is can he catch, we will see…He will hit I doubt that is a concern…..

  212. NumberOnePositivePoster August 2nd, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Pete, can you put plant drugs and a gun on Cody Ransom so he can get arrested? I think that’s the only way he’ll ever get released by the team. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I’d like to see him incarcerated for the crimes he’s committed on the baseball field.

    Didn’t Ransom sell Plaxico the gun too? There’s gotta be something, please investigate Pete.

    Or why doesn’t Cash trade him to the Mutts? They do have Angel Berroa, they value ‘crappy players’ more than the Yanks. I’m sure we can negotiate a trade, how about: Bernazard’s HR file for Cody Ransom. That way the Yanks can embarrass the Mutts twice, with the trade and then leak Bernazard’s HR file to The Journal. Everyone wins!!!

  213. carl August 2nd, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    # Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus August 2nd, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Pete Abe has the Montero report.

    The silver lining is that Montero is so far ahead developmentally that even with the lost time, he’ll still be far, far ahead of most others his age.

    It’s not much of a silver lining, but it’s something.

    Maybe the silver lining is, the next time we see him he will be in the Majors

  214. Peter Abraham August 2nd, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Honestly, some comments here are beyond silly.

    So because a young catcher broke his finger he should be moved to a different position? News flash: every catcher in the big leagues has broken fingers at one time or another. Having a big offensive presence at catcher would be a huge, huge edge for the Yankees over others teams. The kid is 19. You have to give him every single chance to catch because of the advantage that would give the team for years to come.

  215. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    “Um, why should they convert him to RF because he broke a finger? By that measure, convert every catcher to the OF because of a chance of injury……”

    Betsy, every catcher doesn’t hit like Montero. When you have a hitter like this, I can understand people saying to convert him to something else. I’m not saying they should, but it’s not the dumbest thing I’ve seen here today.

    —-

    That was the point…who do you want in LF next year….Austin Jackson just because he was in AAA…come on…I go to a lot of Thunder games Montero is clearly the best bat we have seen in years…he is young and cheap…I really believe you might see him in RF in 2010 before you see jackson….He is that good

  216. Phil August 2nd, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Lou Merloni said the Sox used to teach their players how to do roids and not get caught. Paxton Crawford said he was offered roids in the Sox clubhouse around the turn of the decade. None of this stuff that is finally starting to trickle out should come as a surprise to anyone.

  217. joe b August 2nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    joeman…Will the Yankees dominate the list of 104. Be careful what you wish for.

  218. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    GB, plus – anyone can break a finger, it happens…..as do worse injuries. It stinks, but I suppose it could have been worse and Montero should have no lingering effects from this.

    Joe, having a hitter like Montero (and I’ve not been one of the ones on his bandwagon in terms of calling him Piazza-like) at catcher is a huge advantage……….It’s fine to see if he can play other positions because versatility is a good thing, but converting him should be an absolutely last resort.

  219. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    MG
    August 2nd, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    GB, for the record, I never booed Maris or Mantle and even though I idolized the Mick never begrudged Maris hitting 61 and not Mickey.

    Maris was a terrific player, excellent outfielder with a great throwing arm, who could do it all. I never realized that he had broken his hand like that and Keane ignored it-Keane might have been the worst manager in Yankees history and the lunacy of firing Yogi after a close WS loss and replacing him with Keane still makes no sense to me.

    ————————————————————

    Here’s how ignorant Keane was. In early April and May, Keane had Mantle playing in double headers after night games and playing all 9 innings of the games. Mantle never said a word, but, other players like Ellie Howard and Tom Tresh really ripped into him.

    You’re correct about Maris. He was probably the 3 best right fielder in baseball during his time, defensively. Only Clemente and Kaline were better….not bad company. People never realized just how fast he was and what a great base runner he was. On the team in the early ’60s, Mantle was the only one faster. Maris still holds a lot of high school football records in North Dakota as a running back.

  220. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Equasting Ransom to Melancon is way off. One is an up and comer who has yet to figure out what he’ll be in baseball. The other is a known bench player.

    Girardi’s handling of both has to be completely different. You should know better than that, CB.

    Whether Ransom should be on the roster is another question…but you don’t know what’s going on in the locker room. You don’t know how Matsui’s knees feel, or Damon’s back, or A-Rod’s hip. Only the player and Girardi know. And what is released to YES, Pete, etc can’t be taken as fact due to the Yanks history in talking about injuries.

  221. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Rmel

    what have you seen from Montero? He sounds like one of the best hitting prospects in all of baseball for years….

  222. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Here’s hoping today’s game doesn’t turn into another Ludovico technique moment.

  223. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    “It’s funny – Melancon performs badly it’s completely fine for Girardi to bury him because how can you have sub-standard performance from your 12th pitcher.

    Yet it’s completely reasonable to continue using Cody Ransom in the middle of that same pennant race.

    Melancon’s first appearance Girardi used him at a game against Boston at Fenway park.

    Before getting sent down Melancon made 4 appearances – 2 o them were against Boston and one against the Angels.

    So when he first came up Girardi threw him into the fire as quickly as possible.

    When Melancons was recalled, Girardi used him in a bases loaded situation against the Angels at Anaheim.

    Given the yankees “success” at Anaheim over the past many years that’s as difficult a spot as you can possibly put a rookie reliever into.

    After that Girardi buried Melancon for 17 days.

    So he goes from good enough to be used in a bases loaded situation in Anaheim to not being used for 17 days.

    This is Torre all over again.

    Older guys like Ransom can fail over and over again. But they stay in the circle of trust.

    Guys like Melancon however, if they are bad, are ironically held to a completely higher level of accountability by the manager.”

    Oh, really…
    Your hatred for Girardi really shows up here.
    Girardi did not choose who the opponents were when Melancon was called up. If he was not used then, the complaints would have been he same why he was not used. Girardi can never win with folks like you who think they are always self-righteous.

    And it is amazing that you think the situaitons of Ransom and Melancon are same. There are seven BP arms Girardi could use. But when he wnats to rest regulars from infield he has only a couple of choices. Before you jump at me, I never expressed my opinion on whether Ransom should be used or not.

  224. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    No kidding…at least it wasn’t a torn ACL or shoulder issue.

    It s/b nothing more than a blip on the old radar screen.

    btw, thanks for that Jay-Z link, Pete. Not a huge Jay-Z fan ordinarily, but that absolutely kicked ass (just like the Beasties).

  225. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I saw Jackson play this year. His bat is quick and he makes good contact. He is a smart hitter capable of reading a pitcher as well. However, he definitely didn’t appear to have the swagger that MLB players have. I think he can play on the major league level defensively but he his offense will create the one hole in the lineup that every team has. The fact that the Yankees held him at this deadline leads me to believe they are willing to let him go through the initial growing pains on the major league level. I think they will mix and match Swisher, Gardner, Melky and Jackson next year. The key to hiding Jackson as a potential weakness are the other 3 OF’rs. Swisher, Gardner and Melky all need to improve and put up even better numbers next season. And why shouldn’t they? It’s not like any of them have past their prime years. Quite the contrary.

  226. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    If CC gets smacked in innings 1-3,it’s going to be bumpy the innings there after.He’s been getting hurt in early innings.

    I hope CC was/is so disgusted with his last outing,that he’s motivated to pitch his (G&B) butt off.

  227. ric August 2nd, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    “bsolutely stunning news out of Boston. It turns out the Red Sox fired two employees who were involved with steroids and they worked closely with the players including David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez.

    Remarkably, this somehow escaped the notice of Sen. George “Go Sox” Mitchell and and his crack squad of investigators.”

    they were security so, no, they did not work closely with the players.

    and, go sox mitchell probably missed this becasue it happened a great deal after his report was submitted. did you miss that or something?

  228. YankeesLuv August 2nd, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The Mitchell report, what a joke. Once again, great job Bud.

  229. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Honestly, some comments here are beyond silly.

    So because a young catcher broke his finger he should be moved to a different position? News flash: every catcher in the big leagues has broken fingers at one time or another. Having a big offensive presence at catcher would be a huge, huge edge for the Yankees over others teams. The kid is 19. You have to give him every single chance to catch because of the advantage that would give the team for years to come.

    All due respect Pete…How many games have you seen of him…From the 20 or more games I have seen, the guy is not a catcher…at best he is a DH…Could he play the OF…for godsake Carlos Lee plays the OF…Montero could handle it…His bat is that Special…He makes contact…does not strike out, is young and like you have said before the system is loaded at catcher…We have 3 FA OF/DH this winter …Damon,Matushi and Nady…Does it hurt using a Cheap young talent like Montero…i don’t think so…and i said all of this before the finger injury…

  230. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    # joe b August 2nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    joeman…Will the Yankees dominate the list of 104. Be careful what you wish for.
    ————————————————–
    there’s only one(Yankee) player I hope thats not on that list otherwise lets see it…..

  231. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    One broken finger does not a position change make. Jorge needs a successor. Montero might be it. But no need to switch him now. Let him develop a little with Pena as his tutor, before making any judgements.

  232. carl August 2nd, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    RMEL

    Same thing they said about Posada. Look how that turned out.

  233. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Why is anyone surprised about the Sox juicing. Varitek, Nixon, Manny, Ortiz, Arroyo, Timlin, and I’m sure many more are all cheaters. Without Ortiz and Manny the Red Sox wouldn’t have beat the yankees in the 2004 alcs. There organization is a joke, they supported there players juicing.

  234. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Trumpetman – can you be sure none of the Yankees in 2000 used? At this point, I would only be shocked if Mo or Jeter ever tested positive. The rest of them, sadly, would not come as a shock.

  235. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 2nd, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    For whatever the Red Sox did, it’s not like the Yankees didn’t do it….

  236. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I’ll go on record and saying today’s game is a ‘must win’ game for the Yankees-they need CC to pitch like an Ace, they need to play good defense, and score 4-5 runs. They are unlikely to sweep in Toronto with Doc pitching one game and Mitre another one for the Yankees.

    Let’s see how they react to adversity and play today…

  237. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    HAHA some people are saying to move him? WOW. FYI Jorge Posada broke his leg as a catcher. Would you not want him behind the plate?

    Jesus, please get us registration!

  238. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    ric, sometimes doing a little research can actually be beneficial before posting. For instance:

    “Although both men were $11-an-hour security guards, Cyr said he sometimes would go shopping for Ramírez at big-box retail outlets, or would run errands using Ramírez’s car. Remy said he had close access to Ramírez, too, sometimes serving as the only clubhouse guard when Ramírez worked out in the Fenway Park gym on mornings before other players arrived.”

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....se/?page=1

  239. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Montero, per various scouting reports he lags way behind in Def skills compare to his OF skills. At 19 years old I believe he will be in the minors for a couple of more years

  240. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    No such thing as a must win game in early August. Get a grip.

  241. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: Absolutely stunning news out of Boston. It turns out the Red Sox fired two employees who were involved with steroids and they worked closely with the players including David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez.

    Remarkably, this somehow escaped the notice of Sen. George “Go Sox” Mitchell and and his crack squad of investigators.

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

    Great job by George Mitchell with that Mitchell report. Simply fantastic. :roll:

  242. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Rmel

    what have you seen from Montero? He sounds like one of the best hitting prospects in all of baseball for years….

    i live in Princeton, NJ go to a ton of thunder/eastern league games…Montero is real good…reminds me a lot Miguel Cabrera…but he is thick and slow…not real athletic…..but boy he can hit and i mean hit…he is a DH in a perfect work but i think with work and time he can be a corner OF…i know he is a catcher and wants to remain a catcher, but their is no opening for the next 2 years…why waste him in AAA next year…he could play in the bigs…he has that talent

  243. Mulls August 2nd, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Since the news about Papi and Manny broke the Sox haven’t lost and the Yanks haven’t won.

  244. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Trumpetman – can you be sure none of the Yankees in 2000 used? At this point, I would only be shocked if Mo or Jeter ever tested positive. The rest of them, sadly, would not come as a shock.

    ——————————————–Bingo!!!!!

  245. William Buckner August 2nd, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Best sign I ever saw at the old stadium…

    “We miss you Thurman, you will always be the Captain. You should be in the Hall of Fame. You were so much better then Fisk.”

    I think it’s awesome that YES and the Yankees make such an effort to remember a truly great player.

  246. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Pete has been promising registration since the end of 2007 – he is worried his numbers would drop, so he won’t do it.

    If Jesus keeps hitting, his bat won’t be held back and you could see him in the majors next year.

  247. miggs August 2nd, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    “bay has hit a wall.

    i have him on my fantasy team & he is killing me.

    i just proposed a trade.

    brandon inge & jason bay for

    cliff lee & mike napoli.

    my boss is way over on pitching & said he has to dump some & want’s offense.

    he raved about bay because i had him & said he would love to have him.this is before bay slumped.

    bay & inge are in terrible slumps while napoli & lee are on fire.

    i think i would make out much better than him.

    i just hope he goes for it.

    inge is also playing hurt.

    i also have tori hunter who was tearing it up.
    he is due back in a week.can’t wait.”

    No one…I repeat NO ONE cares about your stupid fantasy baseball team.

    Go post that on your league site.

  248. 86w183 August 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Those wanting to see the full list of 104 will probably find that the “alleged” list of 104 that was circulating in the blog world is going to be pretty darn close.

    The Mitchell Report was a sham from day one when it’s conducted by someone with direct financial ties to one team who thus had an incentive for the report to be particularly damaging to players from that team’s chief rival.

    MLB should have paid John Dowd — he of the Rose investigation — to do it and it would have been more thorough, more accurate, more balanced and probably a helluvalot more informative.

    I wouldn’t call this a must win, but I think its pretty important they play well and pitch well. If Buehrle shuts them down it’s okay, but playing like a team coached by Walter Matthau isn’t.

  249. Tarheelyank August 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    sar515
    Have you ever seen Igawa pitch in person? I have seen him start 3 minor league games, up close. I wanted to grab a bat because I swear I could hit him. He’s not fooling or overpowering anybody, at least in the games I saw. I don’t know how he has so many minor league wins. At best I see him as a Lefty out of the pen.

  250. North August 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    And the Red Sox killing Berken…
    Boy the Orioles sucks…

  251. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    RMEL,

    If Montero is so ‘thick and slow…not real athletic’ how can he possibly run around in the OF even in a corner spot? I don’t get it. I mean you don’t see Travis Hafner sized players running around in any outfield on any team.

  252. Truthiness August 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    UGH. Drew with a clutch 3 run double. Ouch.

  253. E-gawa August 2nd, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    “The Royals have DFA’d Sir Sidney Ponson. This invariably means the Yankees will sign him to a minor-league contract. Why not? They have twice before.”

    Would anyone like winning lottery numbers also?

    I called this during the trade deadline.

  254. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    let time tell us if Montero will be able to catch. We can all agree that it sounds like his bat is a 10 on the scale and therefore if he can catch it is huge, buta 10 bat anywhere in the lineup is good.

    just watched the yes thing on Munson, man I miss that guy. I remeber when he hit the homer to left center against KC in the playoffs many many years ago.

    He played hard, no sizzle jsut substance, and was clutch……

  255. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    “i know he is a catcher and wants to remain a catcher, but their is no opening for the next 2 years…why waste him in AAA next year…he could play in the bigs…he has that talent”

    He could be a backup catcher and DH for the next two years.

  256. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Just would like to point out, that if that list came out, don’t think that if players weren’t on the list that they were clean. It just means they were smart enough to not be using when the test took place. weren’t they told when the test was going to occur?

  257. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    How is there no opening in the next two years? Molina is a FA at the end of the season. It might be between Cervelli and Montero for the back-up C role next year.

  258. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Tarheelyank
    August 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    sar515
    Have you ever seen Igawa pitch in person? I have seen him start 3 minor league games, up close. I wanted to grab a bat because I swear I could hit him. He’s not fooling or overpowering anybody, at least in the games I saw. I don’t know how he has so many minor league wins. At best I see him as a Lefty out of the pen.
    ————————————————–
    I completely agree, he is the worst pitcher I’ve ever seen in the major leagues, bar none. The start he made last year almost cost the Yankees 3 infielders if they hadn’t gotten out of the way of line drives off the batting practice stuff he throws.

  259. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Montero can be on the team next year and be a DH, 3rd strin catcher, and play some outfield if he can handle that..

    If he can hit like people have said he should find a roster spot sooner vs later unless Ransom takes his spot…

  260. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I don’t see Montero as a DH on this team, not even a part-time one, not with Arod locked up for nearly a decade on a Mike Lowell hip. If all Montero becomes is a young DH without a position, he will hold more value if the Yankees showcase him as a minor league catching prospect.

  261. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    jumping ahead a little give me thoughts on the Yankees starting OF in 2010..& the FA market in 2010 isn’t well stocked with OFers

  262. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    The players don’t seem to respect or fear Girardi. That’s why they keep making knucklehead plays.

    Who would be a good replacement for next year?

  263. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I want Montero to hit like Robert Redford in “The Natural” as much as anyone else but if you think the Yankees are putting him on a major league roster if he doesn’t play regularly (4-5X a week) you are just dreaming. If they won’t do that with Austin Jackson or Pena why would they do it with a guy who has a higher upside and will only be 20 next year?

  264. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    sportsfans all of management of baseball had an idea there was rampant PED usage. The yanks, sux, all teams absolutely knew…brady anderson, brett boone, sosa, that type of performance improvement is not POSSIBLE any other way.

    yankee fans get upset at the mitchell report because his position for the red sux and all he did is use info from 2 NY trainers and mostly go after there users.

    In essence Mitchell did almost no legwork….

  265. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I know the yankees aren’t innocent, but the Red Sox deserve this bad press because they have been trying to cover this stuff up for years while thinking they are innocent and superior to every other team.

  266. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    If Montero is so ‘thick and slow…not real athletic’ how can he possibly run around in the OF even in a corner spot? I don’t get it. I mean you don’t see Travis Hafner sized players running around in any outfield on any team.

    —-

    in terms of being a catcher…like i said before he is not Carlos Lee….i think he could adjust out in the OF…The bat in my mind is the most important thing

  267. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    with the red sox winning again this game becomes crucial for the Yanks in the pennant race. Jeter needs to start the tempo right away. He’s the captain. Don’t swing at the first pitch, and make the pitcher work. I don’t want to see him laughing again if the Yankees are losing. Posada needs to watch Molina behind the plate. Maybe he will learn something.Posada’s stubbornness needs to be corrected. Instead of waving your pom poms watch the way Molina and CC work together. Good communication is key.

  268. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Who are these people posting? The Yankees have the second best record in baseball and the best record in the AL. YES FIRE Joe! Cause teams never go through peaks and valleys.

    Pete you are going to start driving away good posters with the nonsense that people are posting.

  269. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Montero can be on the team next year and be a DH, 3rd string catcher, and play some outfield if he can handle that..

    —-

    and thats what i am thinking

  270. E-gawa August 2nd, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “Just would like to point out, that if that list came out, don’t think that if players weren’t on the list that they were clean. It just means they were smart enough to not be using when the test took place. weren’t they told when the test was going to occur?”

    Most steroids stay in your system for a few months.

  271. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    montero can DH 3 or 4 days a week, catch on occasion(once or twice a week), and play RF 2 days a week. they must have an idea of what to do with him if he cannot catch…

    Again if he has a young Cabrera bat or Pujols they have to find a way to get him in the lineup long term…

  272. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    No doubt the Yanks could find ABs if Montero’s bat is legit at the major league level next year. Catching twice per week, plus DHing twice or even more. Matsui is gone. Plus, if they went with three catchers, Posada could DH when Montero catches…but that is too far in the future and just speculation.

  273. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Maybe Bob Brenly. He did take a team to the world series and won.

  274. Tarheelyank August 2nd, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Matt
    stop posting nonsense!

  275. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    RMEL,

    Do you feel Montero can play a better OF than Carlos Lee? If so, sign me up. I’ve never heard him compared to Carlos Lee physically. I hear his name linked more with Travis Hafner who in my opinion is way oversized to play LF or even RF in Yankees stadium. It pains me to watch Nick Swisher out there in RF and he is more atheletic than those other guys. LF I think is out of the question for Jesus Montero. But if he can run better than Carlos Lee and get around in RF, I think I can live with his defense given his stick.

  276. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Matt – you are clueless. Jeter can laugh all he wants. Unlike you, Jeter realizes it is a 162 game season and knows what it takes to win. He’s been in 30+ AB slumps and laughed about it then, too. Sadly fans take losing way harder than players because they know they can’t dwell on the bad so it doesn’t spill over into the next game.

    Posada must be a terrible receiver…after all, the Yanks are in first place with the second best record in baseball and have four rings since he started with the team.

  277. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    “Equasting Ransom to Melancon is way off. One is an up and comer who has yet to figure out what he’ll be in baseball. The other is a known bench player.”

    First, I was not trying to equate the two. I was trying to draw a constrast.

    Second, Ransom is in no way a “known” bench player. He’s been anything but. Hairston is a known bench player. Ransom is a journeyman who has moved from one organization to another and spent the vast majority of his career in the minors.

    Again, as assertion was made that Melancon has stunk and that’s why it’ fine for Girardi to not use him.

    I’m fine with that. You don’t perform. You shouldn’t play.

    But part of what I was following up on is how Melancon has been used. He was thrown into the fire and then buried. He didn’t perform but as Phil said it’s not maximizing his probability for success.

    And if that’s the criteria for playing then that should be the criteria. Don’t perform. You don’t play. Over the span of playing time he’s gotten, Ransom has not only been bad – he has literally been one of the single worst players in baseball. That’s not an exaggeration.

    And Ransom is Girardi’s guy. He wants him up here. And he’s willing to let him get key at bats in games the team really could use a win in despite the fact that he hasn’t performed at all this season.

  278. miggs August 2nd, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Jennifer I agree.

    Its like a pack of idiots decided to post today. 75% of these posts are complete trash.

  279. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    jennifer-

    You’re such a pollyanna.

    Face it the season is over: the middle relief is spent, the outfield is flopping around, ARod and Cano can’t hit with RISP, and now posada has burnt out.

    We now have to start thinking about next year.

  280. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Again-Ransom reminds me of Andy Phillips. He is a barnacle.

  281. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    CB – you interpreted “known” wrong. It was intended as you know he’s never going to be more than a bench players…not a solid, known bench player.

    Where did Girardi tell Cashman he wanted Ransom on the roster? Do you have a link or source?

  282. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Do you feel Montero can play a better OF than Carlos Lee? If so, sign me up. I’ve never heard him compared to Carlos Lee physically. I hear his name linked more with Travis Hafner who in my opinion is way oversized to play LF or even RF in Yankees stadium. It pains me to watch Nick Swisher out there in RF and he is more atheletic than those other guys. LF I think is out of the question for Jesus Montero. But if he can run better than Carlos Lee and get around in RF, I think I can live with his defense given his stick.

    No way is he Hafner…He still some baby fat on him…he is only 19…not something i would worry about…no way would he be a gold golver but a decent glove…Remember Jason Werth was a former catcher that they moved to the OF…i think in time he could handle it

  283. Thunder Bolt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Do you know what would be awesome?

    If we could call a moratorium on Red Sox updates during the Yankee gameday threads.

    That would be SWEET.

  284. carl August 2nd, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    please fine jeter every time he swings at the first pitch!

  285. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    ‘Laughing Derek Jeter’ is a first ballot Hall of Famer with 4 rings…

    Matt is a condescending ‘know it all’ with an ax to grind…

    I’ll take Derek any day of the week.

  286. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Let’s see how many posts complain about Ransom and make him the reason the Yanks have lost the last three?

    Or blame Girardi’s bullpen management…despite praising him just up until last week, for his use of the pen and maximizing their value?

  287. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Thunder Bolt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Do you know what would be awesome?

    If the Yankees could get something going early

  288. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    “And if that’s the criteria for playing then that should be the criteria. Don’t perform. You don’t play. Over the span of playing time he’s gotten, Ransom has not only been bad – he has literally been one of the single worst players in baseball. That’s not an exaggeration.”

    It is a fair statement.
    But, what can Girardi do?
    He is dealing with the the players he was given.
    The purpose of the bench players is to spell the regulars and that is what Girardi is doing.
    It is more of a roster issue.

  289. Tarheelyank August 2nd, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Carl
    stop posting. start reading

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/pl.....eRywmFCLcF

  290. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    ‘He is a barnacle.’

    As a father w/two young kids (both Spongebob devotees) I find that brilliant.

  291. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    miggs- It is getting out of control. I know it must be nice to have one of the most popular baseball blogs, but when 75% of what is posted is utter nonsense, what does it mean. It was nice to be able to talk baseball with people, now you have to weed through the garbage.

  292. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    let’s see Jeter, is hitting .396 on the 1st pitch.

    Yeah, Derek, don’t swing at it, ever…

  293. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Posada has four rings but have you been watching this weekend?
    Put down your cheerleading pom poms and watch the game. Why does truthful analysis have to be met with name calling? There are a few great baseball minds here who don’t have a problem discussing the Yankees faults.

  294. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Let’s see how many posts complain about Ransom and make him the reason the Yanks have lost the last three?

    Or blame Girardi’s bullpen management…despite praising him just up until last week, for his use of the pen and maximizing their value?
    —————————————————

    all of the above

  295. Thunder Bolt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    PL, true that.

  296. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    BB Fan – exactly! Without true knowledge of how the regulars are feeling, no one truly knows when Girardi has to plug in Ransom for a regular. And only the player, training staff, and Girardi really know.

  297. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    RMEL,

    Well, you called Montero ‘thick and slow and not athletic’ so that sparked the Hafner comparisons from earlier in Montero’s career. So do you think Montero can play RF better than Lee plays the OF (assuming LF at Yankees stadium is out of the question)?

  298. carl August 2nd, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Tarheelyank August 2nd, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Carl
    stop posting. start reading

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/pl…..eRywmFCLcF

    I’ll take my chances 3-2
    hey 3-1 looks good
    1-1 also!
    hey um, did you check 2-1?

  299. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Let’s go CC

  300. Peter Abraham August 2nd, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I call your attention to our posting guidelines. The link is over to the right.

    Do not call each other names, please. No crude language, etc. Please take the high road.

    There will invariably be trolls who post silly things trying to get a rise out of you. These are probably lonely Red Sox fans, Just ignore them.

    Thanks. Enjoy the game.

  301. rconn23 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Tough to pin your hopes of avoiding a 4-game sweep on beating Mark Buerhle.

  302. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Matt – your analysis is flawed. Nothing to do with pom poms. Just annoying that you clog up the board.

  303. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    wow..hairston nice play…very nice

  304. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I guess Hairston can play…

  305. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Hairston is the new Homer Bush..but better

  306. headed to the seat in the back of the class August 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    OK, CC, pitch like your next meal depends on it.

  307. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Steinbrenner’s Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    jennifer-

    You’re such a pollyanna.

    Face it the season is over: the middle relief is spent, the outfield is flopping around, ARod and Cano can’t hit with RISP, and now posada has burnt out.

    We now have to start thinking about next year.

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

    Holy crap :roll:
    Bellevue take them away

  308. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Pete -what happened to the registration you promised???

  309. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Pete – can I use the posting names of CB or SJ44 since there is no registration?

  310. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Posada has four rings but have you been watching this weekend?
    Put down your cheerleading pom poms and watch the game. Why does truthful analysis have to be met with name calling? There are a few great baseball minds here who don’t have a problem discussing the Yankees faults.
    ————————————————
    like me…the OF def stinks, they have two RP they can count on in the BP, who knows what SP will show up from game to game..Cody is still on this team…they don’t hit with RISP,but at least they are 20 games over .500

  311. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Well, you called Montero ‘thick and slow and not athletic’ so that sparked the Hafner comparisons from earlier in Montero’s career. So do you think Montero can play RF better than Lee plays the OF (assuming LF at Yankees stadium is out of the question)?

    In time could play RF….By way Hairston is a type B free agent this winter…thats pretty good

  312. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    And yet, Joeman, despite all of the flaws you see, they are in first place. Interesting.

  313. Bret the Hitman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Why not Hairston Jr. and Ramiro Pena on the same bench in 2010?

  314. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    CC come on man cant you at least dominate the first inning?

  315. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    It starts already with CC. Another fastball up over the plate. How can a pitcher like him have bad control for about a month now? He better find it and pitch at least decent to give them a chance.

  316. Peter Abraham August 2nd, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Anti-Matt:

    If you do, you’ll be banned. Just pick a normal name and stop acting foolishly.

  317. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    If CC could ever channel his control w/ the fastball he’d be the best LH in the game.

  318. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    And yet, Joeman, despite all of the flaws you see, they are in first place. Interesting.

    ———————————-
    and I hope they stay there

  319. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Matt, you are a legend and ‘baseball expert’ only in your own mind. Have a nice life, I’m sure you will be very successful…

  320. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    This is what is wrong with the Yankees approach.

    They don’t make Buehrle work. 9 pitches total that inning and of course Jeter swings at the first pitch AGAIN. This team needs to learn to work the count. A good pitcher will still get tired if they throw 100 pitches. Look at the way the White Sox hitters work the counts against CC. Good approach.

  321. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Nice play by Melky…Another pitch that was supposed to be inside and didn’t get there..

  322. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    CC needs to get it together. I wonder if it is Jose’s fault?

  323. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    CC needs to get it together. I wonder if it is Jose’s fault?

    lol nice

  324. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I’m not about to call this a must win game – there’s still plenty of time left in the season. The Sox and Yanks are going to go back and forth all season -neither will really pull away.

  325. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Pete – why don’t you address the registration questions that keep getting posted? Why should I be banned for something this is not pornographic, profane, etc? Does that make sense? It would prevent trolling because it happens almost daily where impersonators post.

  326. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    how many P/PA do the White Sox average?

  327. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    The highest paid pitcher in baseball is dominating.

    Really, what was Cashman thinking.

  328. Peter Abraham August 2nd, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Brandon:

    I have asked you here and via e-mail to stop posting using curse words or parts of curse words, etc. You promise you will and yet you keep doing it. What part of “stop doing that” isn’t clear? The paper wants me to clean this up. Either abide by the rules or you won’t be allowed to post. You’re a good poster and a loyal reader and I don’t want to do that. But you’re leaving me no choice.

    This is a not a bar, this is part of my newspaper. I assume you have the intelligence to comment on the Yankees without cursing. Please do so.

  329. joe b August 2nd, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    No, It’s Luigi’s fault or maybe moe, larry or curly’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  330. Peter Abraham August 2nd, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Because registration would hurt traffic, that’s why. And the systems we tried crashed the blog. That’s why. You will be banned if you impersonate other people. If you have something to ask me, send me an e-mail. Stop cluttering up the blog with your nonsense. I have zero tolerance for trolls at this point.

  331. Cris August 2nd, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Pete,
    Can we view the game online for online anywhere?

    Thanks.

  332. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Yanks are going to have to step out on Buerhle. He throws way too quickly..

  333. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Baseball logic is that when you face a pitcher like Buerhle who averages less than 2 walks in 9 innings you attack him because he’s always trying to get ahead in the count.

    I guess that logic is lost on some…

  334. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    There goes the no-hitter.

  335. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    This is what is wrong with the Yankees approach.

    They don’t make Buehrle work. 9 pitches total that inning and of course Jeter swings at the first pitch AGAIN. This team needs to learn to work the count. A good pitcher will still get tired if they throw 100 pitches. Look at the way the White Sox hitters work the counts against CC. Good approach.
    —————————

    The problem is our team is a roster of All-Stars individualists.

    ARod isn’t gonna listen to a no one not named Madonna, not with his multiyear, guaranteed contract.

  336. Y. K. W. August 2nd, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Woohoo. No perfect game for Buehrle.

  337. Anti-Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Pete – Sorry, I didn’t realize asking about registration and getting an update is nonsense since you were the one that told us you were working it back in 2007 and haven’t given an update since. I won’t ask about it again.

    (I’ve been a loyal reader and poster since the beginning of the 2007 season. But now I’m a troll for asking about registration? Wow, thanks, Pete.)

  338. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    what Melk

  339. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Melky, man I love you!

  340. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    MELKY….we have life!

  341. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    yeah, don’t swing at the first pitch from Buerhle, ever…

  342. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    The melkman 3-0 Yanks

  343. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Leave it to the youngest.

    It seems like only the young have enough heart to play with intensity.

  344. joe b August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    And there is joy in Mudville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  345. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Go Melky. Being aggressive works in that at bat..

  346. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Melky!!! That should be a nice lead for CC!

  347. YankeesLuv August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Melky! Yeah baby! :)

  348. Peter Abraham August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Phil:

    Just use your name and stop it. Enough. If you have a question, e-mail me.

  349. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Got Melk? haha, some life finally :)

  350. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    RS 6 Bal 0 bottom of 2nd

    Watch CC closely starting with the 3rd inning,he’s wobbly at this point,and gives up runs.

  351. roger(live from amsterdam) August 2nd, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    yeahhhhh melky!

  352. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    wow Nix is a terrible SS

  353. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I like Hairston.

  354. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I like Hairston’s bat and glove, he is going to be an important part of the Yankees for the rest of the year.

  355. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    wow interesting 2nd inning here.

  356. Phil - not a troll since 2007 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Ok, Pete.

    Hairston had a bright future with the O’s way back when. Funny how things sometimes don’t pan out.

  357. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I’m liking this Hairston guy! (so far, anyway…I reserve the right to complain)

  358. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Stupid Cabrera, swinging at the first pitch. Cano’s no better swinging at the third pitch. Try working the count.

    Is this the proper way to whine, experts?

  359. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Drat! I am at a family event and just came home to put the tape on since I didn’t think the event would take so long. The good news is I got to see the homer. Well I guess I will have to just enjoy the Yankee win later on.

    Happy to see that we have Molina behind the dish. I haven’t gotten to read any recent posts so don’t know whether there is any Yankee news.

    Anyway, enjoy this wonderful game!

    Later ya’ll.

    GO YANKS!!!

    GO ORIOLES!!!

  360. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    The Yanks are used to taking pitches. So when they face someone like Buerhle or the Twins pitchers it is hard for them to adjust. Then they are down 0-2. I would assume after the first at bat they will get more aggresive.

  361. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    OK, it’s time for CC to pitch like an ace and get the Sox out 1-2-3 in the 2nd, that’s always a key after you team puts up some runs.

  362. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    “If CC could ever channel his control w/ the fastball he’d be the best LH in the game.”

    That’s what got him the CY Young in 2007. He gave up almost a hit per inning and didn’t have a ton of strikeouts, but I believe he only issued 37 walks in 200+ innings.

  363. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    GreenBeret7
    August 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Stupid Cabrera, swinging at the first pitch. Cano’s no better swinging at the third pitch. Try working the count.

    Is this the proper way to whine, experts?
    ————————————————

    nah, you need to be much more negative and condescending…

    Buerhle is really up with everything today, the Yankees could put this one away early.

  364. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    “That’s what got him the CY Young in 2007. He gave up almost a hit per inning and didn’t have a ton of strikeouts, but I believe he only issued 37 walks in 200+ innings.”

    he seems to be in between this year.

  365. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    That is why outfield defense is important…If that drops its 4 nutin with a man on second

  366. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I’m still surprised the Yankees didn’t pick up Corey Patterson, having defensive OF depth would be better than keeping Cody Ransom.

  367. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Hopefully CC has a better 2nd inning and can get his pitches down. Especially after getting the 3 runs..

  368. Phil - not a troll since 2007 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Interesting twitter from T-Kep…thinks the Yanks are varying the time in the batter’s box this last inning and it threw off Buerhle’s timing.

  369. m August 2nd, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Podsednik robs Jeter again. :mad:

    Nice bloop homerun by melky! At least CC has a bit of a cushion now. And the Yankees made Buehrle work that inning.

  370. Phil - not a troll since 2007 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I believe the Yankees view Hairston as OF depth.

  371. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Stupid Cabrera, swinging at the first pitch. Cano’s no better swinging at the third pitch. Try working the count.

    Is this the proper way to whine, experts?

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

    I think you also need to have the caps lock key on GB7 :P

  372. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    thanks Kay.

  373. Wangawa August 2nd, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    CC, you’re supposed to have a shutdown inning, remember?

  374. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    CC is up looks like another 8-7 game

  375. North August 2nd, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    WOW…

    CC is just not right…

    No command at all

  376. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    MG
    August 2nd, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    GreenBeret7
    August 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Stupid Cabrera, swinging at the first pitch. Cano’s no better swinging at the third pitch. Try working the count.

    Is this the proper way to whine, experts?
    ————————————————

    nah, you need to be much more negative and condescending…

    Buerhle is really up with everything today, the Yankees could put this one away early.

    ————————————————————

    I think I need some extended spring training. Not sure that a trip to the whiner leagues will be of much help. It’s just a minor flaw and I’m not in game shape.

    That swing be Jeter wasn’t that good, but, I’m really surprised that it carried that far.

    Speaking of leaving pitches up, Sabathia is, too. If it’s a barn burner, hopefully NYY has the most matches.

  377. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I guess there was no reason for me to type what I just did. This is an absolute joke. Seriously does CC have an arm injury??

  378. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    CC is really the highest paid pitcher in baseball?

    What was Cashman thinking?

  379. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    hairston can pick it, huh

  380. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Now that the Bombers have the lead, does that mean the recalled ( defective & dangerous to Yankee fans ) Matt will be leaving us……

  381. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    It would be nice if we can retire Babe Ruth Getz for once.

  382. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    S.A.–Serenity Now
    August 2nd, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Stupid Cabrera, swinging at the first pitch. Cano’s no better swinging at the third pitch. Try working the count.

    Is this the proper way to whine, experts?

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

    I think you also need to have the caps lock key on GB7

    ————————————————————

    I missed most of Spring Training, so, that’s my excuse.

  383. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    GB, get to work on it and let me know when you are ready…

    I’ve definitely seen CC throw better, hopefully he works it out before giving back the runs.

  384. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Just cause you’re the highest paid pitcher doesn’t mean you’re the best pitcher. Yankees overpaid for CC but that was known since day 1.

  385. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Yanks top 2 pitchers have picked a bad time of the season to start slumping (CC been slumping more regularly) with the Sox around the corner.

  386. Wangawa August 2nd, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Also, they need to begin filming the Jerry Hairston Jr. Yankeeography

  387. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Nice job not letting the runner advance.

    Then again, that’s what aces are supposed to do against guys like Getz and Nix.

  388. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Nice job not letting the runner advance.

    Then again, that’s what aces are supposed to do against guys like Getz and Nix.

  389. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    oh no..CC stranded a runner on 2nd with 0 outs..how dare he not pick konerko off!

    ace he is not!

    =P

  390. William Buckner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    “CC is really the highest paid pitcher in baseball?

    What was Cashman thinking?”

    Which FA pitcher would you prefer Cashman have signed?

  391. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    good job by CC, he settled in pretty well after the double.

    Based on 11 innings, you have to give Cashman props for picking up Hairston, he can pick it in the infield, has pop in his bat, and can run. Anything he does in the outfield is just bonus.

  392. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Good job getting out of it..So far..The 120+ pitches every start need to stop…

  393. carl August 2nd, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    CC you didn’t do a good job…that’s what you’re supposed to do.

  394. Tarheelyank August 2nd, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    GB

    You might want to mention Ransom. It’s good for your whine RISP avg. (Really Ignorant Stupid Posters)

  395. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    We know it’s been a long road trip for you, Pete. Thanks for your patience. I’m sure it’s not easy.

    fwiw, the weather back home has been absolutely rotten.

  396. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    MG
    August 2nd, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    GB, get to work on it and let me know when you are ready…

    I’ve definitely seen CC throw better, hopefully he works it out before giving back the runs.

    ————————————————————

    I’ll advise you when my whiner’s fingers are in shape.

    That inning was much better for Sabathia. It’s been the Killer Gnats that have hurt NYY this weekend, along with Pierzynski. They need to get to Buehrle early or he’s going to get tougher.

  397. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Boston winning 7-0 makes me sick

  398. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Buerhle is still getting everything up. maybe they get another dinger with a guy on base soon.

  399. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Tarheelyank
    August 2nd, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    GB

    You might want to mention Ransom. It’s good for your whine RISP avg. (Really Ignorant Stupid Posters)

    ————————————————————

    I need to get my technique down first, then I’ll worry about my RISP. I tend to press in those situations.

  400. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Nice Swishy

  401. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Good 2 innings,3-6 ARE the ones to watch closely.
    Maybe he was given a good STERN tongue lashing,after the last game.

    Bottom of 3rd RS 7 BAL 0

  402. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    there is a reason why Buerhle has a 6+ ERA against the Yankees…

  403. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Shields has a no-hitter through 5. Considering he’s pitching at the Trop against the Royals, he definitely has a legit shot.

  404. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I missed most of Spring Training, so, that’s my excuse.

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

    No excuses young man. You also should mention how someone should be fired. All the best whiners do it.

    I have faith that you won’t disappoint us. :P

  405. Jinx Jinx Jinx Jinx August 2nd, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Congrats to J. Shields for pitching a no-hitter! Is this the first one for The Rays?

  406. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    CC has to hold them down… As long as they can hit with RISP they will tack on. They haven’t had problems getting guys on it will just be the usual problem of getting them in.

  407. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Sabathia is good but not great, and he doesn’t have good postseason numbers. How is that good for a team who wants to win the world series every year. Cashman spends too much.

  408. Frank August 2nd, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    CC has to lock down this game. We need it bad.

  409. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    what’s CC doing throwing 93 mph fastballs down the middle? Doesn’t he know ACES are supposed to throw everything 100+?

    how’s that for whining?

  410. Mr. Optimist August 2nd, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    “….Jerry Hairston Jr. seems to have that ‘hey, I’m [on] a first-place team,’ spring in his step”

    I doubt either of those two things will last long.

  411. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    You can’t even worry about what the Red Sox are doing at this point. The Orioles are a terrible team, and the Red Sox will beat them just like the Yankees do.

  412. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    “I doubt either of those two things will last long.”

    I’d love to throw a troll comment out there, but that was actually a pretty good line.

  413. thisguy August 2nd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    it’s fine we overpaid for CC…the only concern should be the length of the contract. 7 years is a long time, but he should be good for most of that contract. Next year, his overall numbers should be better.

    It’s amazing how you hear the m’s wanted ajax or montero for washburn…and im assuming the indians asked for montero and jackson for lee…

    it looks like the yanks are planning to have joba for the postseason if they are already delaying his starts…hopefully this doesn’t effect the way he pitches…if he continues to be very good as a starter down the stretch, and is able to pitch in the postseason, the yanks will be much better set up for the playoffs…now they can just add a nice innings eater for the regular season in august…it would be nice if they could somehow add a reliever though.

  414. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    he wouldn’t have got that double if the count weren’t 3-1, go after them CC.

  415. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    ok Pod doesnt ever hit homers wand that was almost gone…CC location location location

  416. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Damn…He really drove that..

  417. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Cano continues to be lousy with RISP,just awful.

    Yankees need more runs scored against this team.

    As for the picture of AJ(looking dejected) in the dugout after his bad game.

    AJ you’re not expected to be perfect,and will have a bad outing from time to time,you’ve been great.

  418. The Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Melky is lucky he’s buddies with Cano because he saved him from another error when he yet again missed the cutoff man. What’s going on with this kids arm?

  419. Every year is a world series year August 2nd, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    “I doubt either of those two things will last long.”

    How optimistic.

  420. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Bannister is having a great year. Right now he’s a pitching a gem against the Rays but his team doesn’t even have a hit. He also pitched a gem at Fenway Park but lost 1-0. If only he was on a team that could give him run support…

  421. The Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Beckham is a star in the making.

  422. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    beckham looks like hes gonna be a special player…

  423. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    let’s see…

    Melky hits a 3 run HR in the 2nd inning.

    Save a run with a great diving catch…

    And gets hammered for missing the cutoff man on a play where it didn’t matter.

    What balance.

  424. North August 2nd, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    ohh CC… Come on..

    Orioles back in their game though

  425. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Hairston might have a mixtape by the end of this game.

    Atleast Damon threw to the cutoff.

    That’s just good hitting by Beckham

  426. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    don’t look now, but here come the O’s.

  427. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    wow bucholz just imploded…7-6 sox

  428. m August 2nd, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    You guys watching the score in Baltimore? 7-6 Boston in the bottom of the 3rd.

  429. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    LOL!

    Digya hear the fan shouting, “Hey CC, ya gettin’ hungry!?!”

  430. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Complete fail, CC.

  431. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Tie game. Damn. Let’s go CC end this inning.

  432. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Wow CC what’s up man?

  433. Neil August 2nd, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    CC earning his money like always. Just awful.

  434. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    yeesh

  435. Phil - not a troll since 2007 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Posters probably think that HR was Ransom’s fault. :)

  436. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    wow CC is just god awful..he has to be hurt

  437. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    CC = Bust

  438. Wangawa August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    what is going on with sabathia…

  439. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Unbelievable garbage from CC today. Team gets him a 3-0 lead and he just falls apart and getting hammered.. GARBAGE!

  440. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Cash got robbed. I have had it already with this CC joke. He misses his spots to every freaking batter. Everything is either hung over the plate to pull down the line or thigh high for a homerun.

  441. baseballfab August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Some ace, more like a joker.

  442. m August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    And that 2-run shot comes to you courtesy of Kay’s big fat mouth. Talking about how the Yankees have held dye in check this series.

  443. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOS 8 NYY 0 = Yankees + Ransom in first place August 2nd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Something is wrong him. IDK what it is, but right now he’s not an ace.

  444. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    i swear it feels like we are playing the red sox…anything that can go wrong will..losing in all kinda of games

    close game
    close then blown out
    blow out
    winning now this..

  445. DJ August 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Jim Thome is a Hall of Famer

  446. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Or give up another run. This isn’t a must win game as I know we will be fighting for first all season but it would be nice to not be swept by the White Sox.

  447. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    CC what a joke.

  448. yankeenate August 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Unbelievable….our pitching is horrendous right now

  449. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    RS 7 BAL 6 TOP OF THE 4th The Phoenix is rising from the ashes.

    3rd inning as scheduled CC gives one back,as I said,3-6 will tell the story,

  450. daver August 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    23 million per year to pitch like Sergio Mitre?????

  451. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    :cry:

  452. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    S.A.–Serenity Now
    August 2nd, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I missed most of Spring Training, so, that’s my excuse.

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

    No excuses young man. You also should mention how someone should be fired. All the best whiners do it.

    I have faith that you won’t disappoint us.

    ———————————————————–

    Sabathia’s no ace. He’s washed up and can’t handle the NY pressure. Fire Girardi for starting him and Burnett in back to back games and Fire Hal Steinbrenner for not firing Cashman for not firing Girardi and signing Sabathia and Burnett.

  453. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    3-0 Yankees and 7-0 Red Sox turns into 4-3 White Sox and 7-6 Red Sox in the matter of 10 minutes.

    What the heck is going on? There has to be somethng wrong with CC. He hasn’t looked the same since that game he got yanked against the Marlins. He basically stopped throwing strikes after that.

  454. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    this is not the birthday present i wanted from the yankees… :(

  455. Mehdi also in SF wishing he was in Iran August 2nd, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I thank God for the Arsenal game this morning and little Jack Wilshere or today would be unbearable. Unbelievable. 3.5 game lead probably down to .5 back in the space of a weekend. Horrible series from the Yankees, even if they win this game. Bad in every single department.

  456. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    no matter what the yanks do there pitching has been avg at best for years..

    bring in young 28 yr old studs, bring in AL east tested guys, in just never seems to help..

    this has been going on for years… I am puzzled.. CC, aj, joba, Pettitte, and whomever and they are about 18th in baseball in pitching…

  457. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    nice work by cc….hey thats why he is our stopper…we can’t be teams with good lineups

  458. daver August 2nd, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Our Ace is a Joker.

  459. yankeenate August 2nd, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    “Jim Thome is a Hall of Famer”

    I bet his name is on the failed drug test list of 03

  460. joeman August 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    is it to late to get Halladay ?

  461. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    RS….I really like Brian Bannister…He would have been a perfect fit for the Yanks, easily wins 15 games ….

  462. Every year is a world series year August 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Damon made a good throw! We can win this game after all…

  463. Josh August 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I’m so glad The Yankees signed CC Sabathia to a long term contract…We may have Randy Johnson v 2.0 on our hands boys.

  464. North August 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    170 million dollars right down the sewer…

    Could have build a lot of schools in Afghanistan for those money

  465. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Never sign a tub of lard to a multi-year contract.

  466. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    CC does not make $23 mill not close…

    again how can we argue with getting Sabathis and AJ and having Joba but again the pitching is 18th..

    yech

  467. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    4-3 Wht sox,did I call it or what? 3RD INNING IS HIS SWEET SPOT.Now it get’s interesting from here.

  468. The Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Are the Yankees jinxed by anyone with the work Sox in their name this year? I guess we should just be happy there is no team named the Angelsox.

  469. M August 2nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Classic bullies!

    No ace on this team no matter the contract either AJ or CC has.

    A poor job by CASHman and hopefully Hal wakes up and fires him.

    How much money does he get to spend w/out winning?

    This team is in big trouble.

  470. m August 2nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    LOL. I give Damon plenty grief, but that was a great play/scouting report aided assist there.

  471. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    “23 million per year”

    that’s a lot of doughnuts.

  472. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I honestly 100% think that CC’s arm is tired. He has thrown the most amount of pitches the last 2 years. Girardi has over worked him in every single start this season. No command, very rarely does a batter swing and miss something is not right. I knew CC was good not great but he has been awful recently. Girardi is going to blow his arm out.

  473. Phil - not a troll since 2007 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Pat – how much do you like him? Enough to give up Joba or Phil? We don’t really know what they asked in return from Cashman. He’s be a great 5th starter…but we don’t know the price.

  474. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    So those two home runs had to be Molina’s fault right?

    Had to be the catcher.

    Terrible pitch selection – correct?

    Or does that only apply when Posada’s catching?

    I’ve said this before – I think there’s something wrong with CC’s arm right now.

    He doesn’t look like the pitcher he was the past two years.

  475. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Right on cue….Here comes the relief whiners. Matt has been overworked and needs a rest.

  476. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    This is the problem with the Yankees pitching staff. They don’t have the killer instinct to put a team away. Pathetic. CC with a 3-0 lead should be lights out. His location is terrible. You CAN’T leave pitches high in the zone and expect major league hitters not to take you deep. Your salary doesn’t show up on the mound and win games, you need to put in the effort. In the middle of a pennant race this in unacceptable.

  477. carl August 2nd, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Yanks and Boston = Fail lol

  478. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    CC is not an ace.

    But ironically, boy genius Cashman made him the richest pitcher in baseball.

    At least Melky is trying.

  479. Mac Daddy August 2nd, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    i dont mind CC having a bad day but could i see a little fight, see him battle just a little bit out there???

  480. rocco August 2nd, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    what an ace cc is

  481. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    the ball is flying today in Chicago, that ball Melky hit looked like a bloop and hit the warning track.

  482. daver August 2nd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Brian Cashman…get Sidney Ponson on the phone right now! ;-)

  483. roger(live from amsterdam) August 2nd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    a arsenela fan here?when will they win anything…?

  484. The Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I’ll tell you one thing – it’s never a good sign when your number one pitcher gives up multi-run leads. This is something Mussina did constantly – sometimes twice in a game.

  485. Phil - not a troll since 2007 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I’ve never heard of a team being in “big trouble” when in first place with the second best record in baseball. Feel free to jump off the ledge…it would save us from having to scroll down past your posts.

  486. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    that was pa..pathetic..I’m sorry but we gave him 3 runs off thier ace and just gave it back, I can accept good hitting causing trouble but 3-1, 2-1 golpher ball, he’s throwing beach balls out there, this offseason look get me another pitching coach. B/c if Eiland can’t fix him or part of this staff than find me someone that can.

  487. Mulls August 2nd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    And it’s only year 1 one of fat boys contract. Only what 7 more years of this?

  488. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    molina!

  489. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Roy Halladay would’ve fought out of those jams and held up the 3-0 lead..
    Lousy week for NY.. No reinforcements, no pitching and could very well lose the lead heading into the Sox series!

  490. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Tie game again. Shocking to know both Buehrle AND Sabathia are washed up, horrible pitchers!

  491. bluelion August 2nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    oh snap a bunt…..the yankees are playing baseball

  492. m August 2nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Um, I’m sure you guys know this. But little m and big m are not one and the same. :)

    Thanks, Buerhle!

  493. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Funny, how the lowest paid players on the team are the only ones who are producing.

  494. Garron August 2nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Ive had patience upon patience with CC Sabathia, but enough is enough. Im not saying he was a bad pick up or that he is a waste of money because it is simply too early in his contract to say that. However, its insanely frustrating to watch a guy who gets paid that much money go out there and pitch like absolute and total garbage. This guy has been ridiculously inconsistent all year and I think its gotten to the point where he has been bad far more often then he has been good. I have zero confidence in him right now when he takes the ball. I can get out there and serve up gofer ball after gofer ball…heck, Ill do it for 50,000, what a bargain.

  495. Phil - not a troll since 2007 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    And yet Mussina won 20 games his last year. And 270 across his 18 year career….yeah, he was terrible.

  496. Yanks Fan August 2nd, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Hairston Jr. is going to be a very underrated pick up this year.

  497. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    This is going to be a 9-7 game. Hopefully with the Yanks coming out on top. CC better give them innings today because the bullpen is fried.

  498. DJ August 2nd, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    O man it’s Girardi’s and Cashman’s fault for letting Molina play. He shouldn’t be up! Fransico Cervelli would have hit a homer

  499. Every year is a world series year August 2nd, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Beuhrle doesn’t look any better…

  500. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    CC’s had way too many bad days so far as a Yankee that’s the problem. We know he’s a good pitcher.

    ok, forget pitcher’s duel, let’s turn this into an batter’s duel.

  501. M August 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I have already jumped but like CC i did not hit my spot and am able to continue posting.

  502. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Ed Whitson > CC Bust

  503. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Ponson DFA.
    Pavano piching a 4 hit shutout in 7th against the Tigers.
    Aaron Small anyone?

  504. Madden 10 comes out in 11 days!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    All of you bashed me last week because I said that CC is no ACE and not even close to being the best lefty in the game. I also said that Beckett is a better pitcher because he can handle the postseason, which CC has shown he can’t. Some of yousaid look at the regular season. So lets refresh CC

    4/6 BAL – 6 RUNS
    4/22 OAK – 6 RUNS
    4/27 DET – 4 RUNS
    5/2 LAA – 4 RUNS
    6/6 TB – 4 RUNS
    6/11 BOS – 4 RUNS
    7/2 SEA – 6 RUNS
    7/12 LAA – 6 RUNS
    7/28 TB – 5 RUNS
    8/2 CWS- 4 RUNS (so far through 3IP)

    As you can see, CC is at his best when he is facing teams over .500. Is this enough of a sample of the regular season? Or should I wait for some more starts for a better opinion?

  505. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    listen you have to be a fool to realize CC was not going to be the same pitcher as he was in the NL…Cliff Lee looks awesome in the NL….CC was and is going to be a pitcher with a 3.50 – 4.00 ERA in the AL…just the way it is

  506. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Yankees with the lead

  507. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    It’s not CC’s fault.

    It’s Molina’s fault.

    Terrible pitch selection.

    CC hangs a change up to Dye leaving it up in the zone and Dye kills it.

    Awful pitch selection by Molina.

    Then what does Molina do? He predictably tries to make up for the change up, calls a fast ball when Thome had to know CC would shy away from the change up and of course Thome hits a home run off the fast ball.

    This is the problem with yankee catchers. They just don’t have that killer instinct needed to get hitters out.

  508. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Molina has such great quicks, he must have made it from 2nd to home in 15 seconds lol

  509. m August 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    lol. molina must be gassed.

    The question is, can CC hold the lead? ;)

  510. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Sabathia’s implosion has nothing to do with not being an ace, or unable to pitch well in “big games.”

    There has to be something wrong with him physically. Think about the last time he had a real dominant start where he was just throwing strikes, attacking hitters, and getting quick outs.

    For me, it goes all the way back to his outing against the Mets at CitiField. However, that offense was atrocious and probably made him look better than the stuff he had that night.

    So actually, the last time CC looked like himself and actually strung together multiple good starts in a row was BEFORE he had the biceps problem against the Marlins. There’s clearly something wrong with him phsyically…you can see it in the way he pitches. The question is, how severe is the issue and can he continue to pitch through it?

  511. Zooboy August 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Wow — Molina makes Sato look like a track star.

  512. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    and this is why we love baseball. so many ups and downs. 162-game season, pure joy and absolute agony, in almost equal shares.

    it always delivers.

  513. Wangawa August 2nd, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I just want a win, even it’s a 10-9 game. But it doesn’t take away the fact that CC was a major letdown today.

  514. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    some of these posts are so funny, now Molina can’t call a game.

    I THOUGHT THAT WAS POSADA’S ISSUE?

  515. Linkoln August 2nd, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    CB – why do you start that nonsense with the catchers? no one even mentioned it yet you bring it up to rile up all the trash talk. You do it EVERY SINGLE TIME. move on already.

  516. daver August 2nd, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    OK…we have the lead back. Can CC hold it?

  517. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    AJ and CC not out stoppers……..put on the board….YES….unbelieveable. poor jobs by our “ACES”

  518. North August 2nd, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    And the RS comes right back against the BP O’s pitching!

    Tex had a chance to blow the game open… A 1run lead… how long will that stand?

  519. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    This just in…

    Posada found to have taken over Molina’s mind…

    HE’S MAKING HIM CALL BAD PITCHES

    What a great headline for the National Enquirer.

  520. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    is beckham supposed to be good defensively cause he has looked fantastic at third this series…i remember watching him on georgia in the college world series…they spoke of him like he wasnt that special but hes proving them wrong

  521. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    CC can’t hold it, every batter gets 2-1, 3-1 counts and he’s constantly behind

  522. Vader August 2nd, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    How long until he blows this lead?

    Sorry, I just can’t take it, they are playing like it is late April early May again.

    Starter blows a lead…bullpen blows a lead, so which one will it be today?

  523. Madden 10 comes out in 11 days!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Stop making excuses for him. If he is injured, then he would have said something. The Yankees staff is not the Mets staff. If there was something physically wrong with him, I think they would have spotted it by now. I heard for the last 3 days or so how CC found the “flaw” with his fastball and he fixed the issue in his bullpens .

    So now he is injured? No. This is because he can’t handle pressure. We are on the verge of being swept by one of the worst hitting teams in the AL. We hand him a 3-0 lead and he can’t even hold it for 1 inning.

    Its a mental issue. If this was the postseason, this is exactly what we’d see. I am a die hard Yankees fan but I am a realistic Yankees fan. I don’t let the uniform cloud my judgment of the team. This guy can not pitch under pressure!

  524. The Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Phil, I’m not saying Mussina was terrible just wasn’t great. With the money Sabathia is being paid he can’t afford to be just very good, he’s got to be great. Maybe that’s too much pressure but that’s what he signed on for. He’s got to give the Yankees more than Mussina game them. Now he’s got the lead back, if he hands a lead off to Hughes that will show me something.

  525. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    CC’s stuff is not close to what it was the last couple of years. Where is the over powering fastball? His fastball has been his biggest problem. Batters have no problem making contact with it and too often it is high up in the zone or just right down the middle. Location is his biggest problem. His off speed stuff hasn’t been that good either.

  526. Bo Knows August 2nd, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Well, that’s a bad a piece of hitting as I’ve seen in some time. Let’s pull the low outside pitch. Well isn’t it amazing, a dribbler to 3B. Let’s do it again, okay, a bouncer to 3B. Pitiful.

  527. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Who the heck is pitching for Baltimore, it’s 11-6 Red Sox now. Sheesh!

  528. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    “Ed Whitson > CC Bust”

    If CC is a bust then he’ll take the opt out and move from NY/NJ, he won’t like being ripped by NYY fans. That’s prbly the best opt out clause for an organization.

  529. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    listen you have to be a fool to realize CC was not going to be the same pitcher as he was in the NL…Cliff Lee looks awesome in the NL….CC was and is going to be a pitcher with a 3.50 – 4.00 ERA in the AL…just the way it is.
    ———————————————————–

    Exactly.

    That’s why it made no sense to make CC the richest pitcher in baseball and to saddle the Yanks with an 8 year contract.

  530. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Phil, All we know is that Cashman wanted KC to take on most of this years salary……The players to be sent were not blue chips….Judging by what Lee & Washburn cost in players, I’m certain the Yanks were not asked a Yankee ransom…..This is key,,,Cashman asked for Drayton Moore to pay Bannister’s salary…Dead deal…..

  531. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    CB-

    Is that really you? Did Molina call for a hanging chad, oops change-up?

    At least CC is working faster and doesn’t look as tired as he did in the Tampa game.

  532. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    “Who the heck is pitching for Baltimore, it’s 11-6 Red Sox now. Sheesh!”

    Dude it’s Baltimore, you think they ever had a chance :?

  533. Joe I August 2nd, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    “Stop making excuses for him. If he is injured, then he would have said something. The Yankees staff is not the Mets staff.”

    With how they dealt with Posada’s shoulder, Wang’s foot/shoulder and A-Rod’s hip, I might beg to differ.

  534. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    a entire half inning talking about hair cuts?

    Emmy, here we come!

  535. Mase August 2nd, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    All of you bashed me last week because I said that CC is no ACE and not even close to being the best lefty in the game. I also said that Beckett is a better pitcher because he can handle the postseason, which CC has shown he can’t. Some of yousaid look at the regular season. So lets refresh CC

    4/6 BAL – 6 RUNS
    4/22 OAK – 6 RUNS
    4/27 DET – 4 RUNS
    5/2 LAA – 4 RUNS
    6/6 TB – 4 RUNS
    6/11 BOS – 4 RUNS
    7/2 SEA – 6 RUNS
    7/12 LAA – 6 RUNS
    7/28 TB – 5 RUNS
    8/2 CWS- 4 RUNS (so far through 3IP)

    As you can see, CC is at his best when he is facing teams over .500. Is this enough of a sample of the regular season? Or should I wait for some more starts for a better opinion?

    —————————————-

    4/11 KC 0 runs
    4/16 CLE 1 run
    4/27 DET 0 runs
    5/8 BAL 0 runs shutown
    5/14 TOR 2 runs
    5/19 BAL 1 run
    6/26 NYM 1 run
    7/7 MIN 1 runs
    7/18 DET 0 runs

    How you doing troll?

  536. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    “no one even mentioned it yet you bring it up to rile up all the trash talk. ”

    Are you joking? Have you read any of the threads the past few days?

    The only reason the catcher isn’t the subject of every other post is because, conveniently, posada is not playing.

    That’s the point.

    This entire series game threads have been taken over by people insisting the problem with the yankees awful pitching has been Posada.

    There have been dozens and dozens of posts about it.

    Remarkably after all of those posts – today there has not been one post about the catcher calling a bad game. Not one. And his after all of those posts saying that bad pitching had to be posada.

    It’s a joke. That’s the point.

    Where are all of those people today? Where are all of those posts on the nuances of calling a game and it’s impact on pitching.

    It’s ridiculous that it’s only during games when Posada is catching is the catcher responsible for the pitchers performance.

    Otherwise all of those posters so certain they have intricate knowledge of the nuances of calling a game…. crickets.

    Where are they today? The hypocrisy is a ridiculous.

  537. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Brandon… I’M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!!

    ———————–

    The problem is CC won’t receive the same kind of money elsewhere. Not the way he’s pitching. Therefore, he’s won’t opt-out and leave alllllllll that money on the table.

  538. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    If CC is a bust then he’ll take the opt out and move from NY/NJ, he won’t like being ripped by NYY fans. That’s prbly the best opt out clause for an organization.”

    Wrong! If he’s a bust he can’t get within light years of $23M anywhere.

  539. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    CC Sabathia is no Josh Beckett. He has failed as an ace, and we all know his postseason numbers suck. This team hasn’t had good pitching since 2003. Pathetic !

  540. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    “listen you have to be a fool to realize CC was not going to be the same pitcher as he was in the NL…Cliff Lee looks awesome in the NL….CC was and is going to be a pitcher with a 3.50 – 4.00 ERA in the AL…just the way it is.”

    right cause he didnt just win a AL!!! cy young right….clueless

  541. Mase August 2nd, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Those are not including the other 2-3 run games which he played above .500 teams. Remember 3 runs over 6 innings is a quality start. Considering he gives you 7-8 innings most of the time, yeah, he is a ace.

  542. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    “That’s why it made no sense to make CC the richest pitcher in baseball and to saddle the Yanks with an 8 year contract.”

    He has an opt. out in 2 yrs. if things don’t work out he exits NY.

  543. Zooboy August 2nd, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    “I’m certain the Yanks were not asked a Yankee ransom…..”

    No one wants Yanks’ Ransom.

  544. Wang 40 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    After watching c.c. being the ace of yankees all year,I really miss wang,the wang of 2006, 2007,I miss wang as yankees’s ace, at least he would be a stopper.

  545. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Hideki Irabu > CC Bust

  546. Mase August 2nd, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    “listen you have to be a fool to realize CC was not going to be the same pitcher as he was in the NL…Cliff Lee looks awesome in the NL….CC was and is going to be a pitcher with a 3.50 – 4.00 ERA in the AL…just the way it is.”

    right cause he didnt just win a AL!!! cy young right….clueless

    ——————————————————-

    I think your the one who is clueless. NL has no DH, the lineup is way weaker. Why do you think he can pitch back to back shutouts on 3-4 days rest in the NL? You must have been kidding, i hope

  547. Madden 10 comes out in 11 days!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Troll? That has to be sarcastic right? Because I’m here all the time.

    Thank you for posting that. Further proves my point he can’t pitch to above .500 teams. Look at the teams on that list he shut down.

  548. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    “Wrong! If he’s a bust he can’t get within light years of $23M anywhere.”

    Actually he will take the opt out and likely get paid in Cali. The Angels loved him, so did the Dodgers and Giants, we won the bidding, if CC doesn’t like it here he’s not the type to stay where he’s not wanted.

  549. carl August 2nd, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Man what happened to this blog?

  550. YankeesLuv August 2nd, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Ok, this is our chance to break this game open!

  551. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    CB August 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    It’s not CC’s fault.

    It’s Molina’s fault.

    Terrible pitch selection.

    CC hangs a change up to Dye leaving it up in the zone and Dye kills it.

    Awful pitch selection by Molina.

    Then what does Molina do? He predictably tries to make up for the change up, calls a fast ball when Thome had to know CC would shy away from the change up and of course Thome hits a home run off the fast ball.

    This is the problem with yankee catchers. They just don’t have that killer instinct needed to get hitters out.

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

    :lol:

    I still can’t believe that Posada nonsense that was going around here. :roll:

  552. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Is anyone else surprised that Arod is playing today? Even if he is DHing. To me it says how desperate Girardi is to win a game. He has said time and time again how they will stick to Arod getting days off and it only lasted a couple of times. Today would of been prefect with the off day tomorrow.

  553. Mase August 2nd, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Just because he gives up 1-3 runs vs above .500 teams doesn’t mean hes bad. Especially when he gives you 7-8 innings. Do you not know how to read?

  554. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Perfect game today by Buerhle. Exactly what the Yankees needed.

  555. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Let’s face it CC is morbidly obese.

    It’s like watching Rosie O’Donnell on the mound.

    Yanks need to hire Richard Simmons as his personal trainer.

  556. m August 2nd, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Guys, guys.

    CC admitted his control hasn’t been there since minny, and he’s been getting away with it.

    He’s not injured.

  557. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Pat M-
    With regards to Bannister, has that been confirmed by a reliable source??

    If that’s the case, then don’t expect us to pick up any waiver wire pitchers, because those that get thru waivers will likely have big contracts remaining like Harang, Arroyo, Cordero, and the unmentionable Zito.

  558. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    “If he is injured, then he would have said something. The Yankees staff is not the Mets staff. If there was something physically wrong with him, I think they would have spotted it by now.”

    That’s not entirely true. If CC was feeling pain in his arm or something then he would definitely be shut down. But it looks to me like he simply has a tired arm. His fastball doesn’t have the same zip to it, and his command is off because he can’t finish his pitches properly.

    The problem is, the Yankees have no other options. It’s either let CC try to battle, or give him a rest and bring up Kei Igawa.

    They faced this same problem last year with Pettitte. Sometime around August his arm was fatigued, which he even admitted to multiple times. Yet the Yankees let him keep going out there because they had no one else to replace him with. And Pettitte didn’t argue because it wasn’t a serious injury…he just wasn’t 100%.

    I guarentee if Jarrod Washburn or vintage Wang was in the rotation right now instead of Mitre, and the Yankees had a 6 game lead over Boston, CC would probably skip a start or two to rest his arm.

  559. jake August 2nd, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    CC better find his groove before he faces Boston, look at what they are doin against Baltimore only through 4 or 5 innings today…13 runs!
    We better be soooo focused that series, that series will make or break our season.

  560. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    4/11 KC 0 runs
    4/16 CLE 1 run
    4/27 DET 0 runs
    5/8 BAL 0 runs shutown
    5/14 TOR 2 runs
    5/19 BAL 1 run
    6/26 NYM 1 run
    7/7 MIN 1 runs
    7/18 DET 0 runs

    Hmm…that’s not exactly a list filled with impressive teams.

    Go Melkyman!!

  561. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Melky one hit away from the cycle!

  562. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    what a day melky is having…he is really stepping it up and thats good to see

  563. YankeesLuv August 2nd, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Melky is soooo clutch. :)

  564. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    “Man what happened to this blog?”

    I think it started around the 7th inning of Pettitte’s start. It’s been Bizzaro World since.

    Great base running right there by A-Rod, btw.

  565. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    does Melky know that this guy through 45 consecutive outs.

  566. CM (Joe Girardi=GI Joe) August 2nd, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    James Shields is throwing a no-hitter through seven. No score though.

  567. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    threw*

  568. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    here’s why batting averages with RISP can be almost meaningless…

    Cano rips a line drive with 2 runner on and it’s caught.

    Melky bloops one to left, it’s a hit.

    So now Melky is a great clutch hitter and Cano sucks…

  569. Zooboy August 2nd, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Melky! Just so fun to watch him this season. Where would they be without his deliveries? Go Leche!

  570. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    CC is nothing special for $160 million

  571. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Because Cano can’t advance the runners at all, Melky should have a 2 run single there. Little things. Hairston getting the bunt down gave them at least two runs.

    hairston isn’t great, but defense outstanding today, he is doing a lot of the little things and plays hard.

    How do you not release Cody and bring up Pena based on what Hairston has shown?

  572. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    What is Melky missing for the cycle? a triple?

  573. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Melky is on fire today! Since Gardner went down he really established himself in CF.

  574. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    and he*** just froze over.. A Rod got a HIT!!!! Put that on the board YES

  575. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I highly doubt that Bannister $ stuff is true. Didn’t it cost the Yanks about the same amount of money to add Duncan to the roster yesterday as it would of to add Bannister? I believe he is due $1.3 next season but that isn’t alot of money as a 5th starter.

  576. RMEL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    point was CC ERA is and will not be the same as it was in the NL…in his Cy Young year his ERA was 3.21…not like the low ERA in the NL….that was the point

  577. m August 2nd, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Nice game for melky!

  578. The Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    MG, you are leaving out the fact that Melky fouled off some nasty Buerle out pitches to get the chance to hit that bloop. I agree that stats lie but using nothing but my eyes I can tell you that Melky is a better clutch hitter than Cano because he knows how to battle and shorten his stroke depending on the situation. Cano makes the same swing no matter what the situation.

  579. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Is anyone else surprised that Arod is playing today? Even if he is DHing. To me it says how desperate Girardi is to win a game. He has said time and time again how they will stick to Arod getting days off and it only lasted a couple of times. Today would of been prefect with the off day tomorrow.

    ————————-

    It doesn’t matter. You give ARod the day off and goes to sun himself in Central Park or party with some bimbo. He doesn’t take the game seriously, that’s why he’s never won, anywhere he’s been.

  580. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    The Yankees bats are there for CC,will he get through the 4th
    unscathed?

    Yankees knocked out Buehrle,SWEET!

    top of 4th RS14 BAL 6 LAPTOP’S Pitching today

    CC made it through the 4th

  581. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Hairston my boy

  582. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    “point was CC ERA is and will not be the same as it was in the NL…in his Cy Young year his ERA was 3.21…not like the low ERA in the NL….that was the point”

    you said we should of expected his era to be 3.5-4…but hes shown hes better than that in al…

    go hairston!

  583. m August 2nd, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Nice series for Hairston!

  584. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Hairston again.

  585. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I like this Hairston guy..Nice hitting. Look at that Swish passed 2 bases and was not thrown out..

  586. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    all these hits and its not even out of reach

  587. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Jerry Hairston Jr, an instant hero in the Bronx.

    With Hairston on the team, my guess is that the Yankees replace Ransom with another pitcher before the Jays series. If Mitre stinks it up again they need someone to eat up some innings so that no one who matters pitches on Wednesday.

  588. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Liking what I’m seeing so far from Hairston

  589. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Will 7 runs be enough for the 161 million ace

  590. Zooboy August 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hairston today.
    Ranson.
    Gone Tomorrow.

  591. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    PAT M, Trader and MG probably rememer the 5 game melt down that the ’63 Yankees had in Chicago that lead to Phil Linz and his harmonica playing being responsible for NY going on to beat out the White sox and Orioles by one game. That’s what this series reminds me of. All that’s missing is for Ransom to go out and but a harmonica to put the title away.

  592. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    bye bye no-no

  593. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    ***buy*** a harmonica

  594. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Whenever Molina comes up with runners on base can’t they just have him bunt the runners over? Letting him hit is stupid. If he would of bunted Melky over in the Pettitte game they could of won.

  595. Alan August 2nd, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Cashman made a good move by getting the versatile Hairston.

    Any questions ?

  596. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Time afte time this game, Yanks could put them away…two more runners stranded….come on guys…you know CC is going to give up 2-3 more runs this game….

  597. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    It really is a crime for the Yankees to not replace Ransom with Pena.

    Hairston is everything the Yankees could have ever hoped for from Ransom, and more, since he plays all OF positions.

    The only thing the offense is missing now is someone who can replace Gardner’s speed. And Pena fits the bill.

  598. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Barry Zito > CC Bust

  599. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Yes, I think A Rod should be our permanent DH, Hariston should take his spot at 3rd

  600. Mase August 2nd, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 2nd, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    “point was CC ERA is and will not be the same as it was in the NL…in his Cy Young year his ERA was 3.21…not like the low ERA in the NL….that was the point”

    you said we should of expected his era to be 3.5-4…but hes shown hes better than that in al…

    go hairston!

    ——————–

    that was in the Al central, AL east is harder so i guess we can say its expected of him to have a ERA in about 3.5-3.75 and consider it a good year.

    Hairston is playing great so far. Reminds me of the pickup cash made with molina on the trade deadline 2 years ago. Small player, big impact.

  601. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Melky is a very streaky hitter. He started the season on fire. Than he he was hitting 250 for a couple of months and now he is on fire again.

  602. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    it’s all falling apart for Big Game in TB.

  603. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    GB, it was a combination of the harmonica and Yogi losing his temper plus picking up Pedro Ramos at the end of August on waivers. He save 7 games and won 1 out of the ‘pen down the stretch and was basically unhittable for that month.

  604. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    last season before the hamstring or ankle injury wasn’t Hairston hitting around .380 w/ the Reds? I mean I remembered him b/c I put him and Jeff Keppinger on the must get list for UTY guys.

    http://www.baseball-reference......8&t=b

    Hairston’s bat is very underrated 8O

  605. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Beckham looks like a star not too far down the road, what a quick bat…

  606. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Come on CC keep it going…

  607. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Throughout his career Melky has been a much worse hitter from the right side than left side.

    That’s changed this year in a big way and at bats like the one he just had are why.

    Melky’s first at bat he hit the home run off one of Buehrle’s change ups. The second at bat he doubled off of a curve ball.

    So this last at bat Buehrle threw melky four straight fastballs all at 88-89 mph. Melky swings through the first two and then gets better swings on the last two, fouling them off.

    It looks like Melky is honing in on Buehrle’s fastball this at bat. So on 0-2 Buerhle throws him a change up for pitch 5. That change was 10 mph slower than the fastball Melky had just seen. A 10 mph difference between a change and fastball is a good differential – especially with 2 strikes.

    Last year Melky would have been completely off balance, way out in front and would have flailed at that pitch.

    This year – Melky stays back, lets the ball come to him and doesn’t try to do to much with the pitch – just takes it back up the middle and drives in the run.

    Very good at bats like that are why Melky is having the season he’s having.

  608. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I don’t think buying a harmoica will save Ransom.Can’t remember but who did Phil Linz replace in the infield?
    Hairston is the man.
    Will our vaunted bullpen bounce back??

  609. sunny615 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    way to settle CC

  610. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    comparing CC to Zito is the height of hyperbole.

  611. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Nice Hairston…sit A ROD

  612. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Hairston is blowing away Cody Ransom. Why is Commander Cody still on this team.

  613. The Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    So Hairston is like a poor man’s Chone Figgins?

  614. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    CC needs 6 more outs without giving up any runs, then Hughes and Mo and the losing streak is over.

  615. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    CC has 80 pitches,,,hopefully 2 more innings…..

  616. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    About possible financial restraints during the trade deadline- let’s not forget that Cashman practically had to beg Hal Steinbrenner to let him go after Teixeira after the team had already signed Sabathia and Burnett. It’s possible Hal Steinbrenner told Cashman that he could sign Teixeira, but that the extra payroll flexibility in the middle of the season would not be there if he did.

  617. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    “Hairston’s bat is very underrated”

    Good bench bat. More you expose him, the worse the results get, like every other bench guy. Huge upgrade over Ransom though.

  618. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Melky is very underrated by the LoHud blog, he was very good in 06 and 07 and stunk it up last year before bouncing back in 09. I don’t know if he’s an All Star, but he can certainly contribute when playing daily and seems to have a knack for elevating his game when it counts.

  619. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    MG
    August 2nd, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    GB, it was a combination of the harmonica and Yogi losing his temper plus picking up Pedro Ramos at the end of August on waivers. He save 7 games and won 1 out of the ‘pen down the stretch and was basically unhittable for that month.

    ————————————————————

    Yep, not getting Ramos until 5 September most likely cost NYY the WS that year, because he couldn’t be put on the roster and Mike Hegan was.

    Mantle was the one that instigated that harmonica inceident. Linz was playing and Berra told him to stuff the harmonica. Linz didn’t hear what Berra said, and Mantle told him that Berra said, “Play it louder.” Berra went back and knocked the harmonica out of Linz’ hands and it hit Pepitone in the knee. Pepitone grabbed his knee and was pretending to be hurt and Mantle was rolling.

  620. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Bucholz has already given up 6 runs but he is a future ace and Joba belongs in the bullpen. Cleveland probably didn’t want Bucholz in the Victor Martinez trade.

  621. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    “Melky is very underrated by the LoHud blog”

    to be fair, I don’t think it’s just this blog. I think it’s universal.

  622. Steve B August 2nd, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    “So Hairston is like a poor man’s Chone Figgins?”

    That would be an exceedingly poor man.

  623. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    “last season before the hamstring or ankle injury wasn’t Hairston hitting around .380 w/ the Reds?”

    I don’t knopw about last season but on the Yanks press release for the trade it says that he was hitting .353 over his last 7 games. Defense obviously comes 1st and he has looked very good today at 3rd. He is also a very good outfielder and fast.

  624. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Yankee Trader
    August 2nd, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    I don’t think buying a harmoica will save Ransom.Can’t remember but who did Phil Linz replace in the infield?
    Hairston is the man.
    Will our vaunted bullpen bounce back??

    ————————————————————

    Tony Kubek

  625. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    “Beckham looks like a star not too far down the road, what a quick bat…”

    He’s going to be. They really need to move him back to SS as that’s where his value will be maximized. That bat at SS is a superstar in the making.

    Alexei Ramirez is probably a CF in the long term as it is.

  626. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    ““Hairston’s bat is very underrated”

    Good bench bat. More you expose him, the worse the results get, like every other bench guy. Huge upgrade over Ransom though.”

    Exactly. IDK what went right for him in 08′, if the Yankees get 08′ Hairston, pair him w/ Melky and Gardner they’re going to piss alot of pitchers off. He’s a very poor man’s Chone Figgins, but still I can’t explain what went so right for him in 08′ and so wrong in 09′.

  627. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Time to tack on some more runs this inning.

  628. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    GB, oh, to be a fly on the wall of that bus in 1964. I wonder if Mickey ever ‘fessed up to Yogi about that.

  629. Pete's belly August 2nd, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I was commenting on Ransom on my new blog yesterday and about how ugly the Yanks have played the last couple of days. Check it out http://highlanderhilites.mlblogs.com/ I welcome your opinions and comments. I am a fan just like you and don’t claim to be an “expert”. But I believe most of us fans opinions are worth as much or more than the so called experts.

  630. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    why can’t the starting pitching be consistent. This was supposed to be the best yankee pitching staff since 2003. So far it has been the opposite. And CC is no ace.

    But great job Melky, and Hariston.

  631. YankeesLuv August 2nd, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Please break this game open, our bullpen needs rest.

  632. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Just keep on walking people Williams

  633. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Phil asks Mantle, ”What did Yogi say ?” Mantle to Linz ” He said play it louder”…Yogi flips out and slaps the harmonica from Linz, whioch then hits Pepitone in the knee…..Pepi starts screaming, ”oh my knee”….Yanks go on a tear and wins the 64 AL Pennant……GB, I think we both agree that Phil Linz was a much better ballplayer than Ransom………The Bannister no trade was reported in the NY Times, CBS Sports line, MLB TV, Yahoo Sports…..I’m certain there was more to it, however the concern about Bannister’s contract is the key issue in my mind….

  634. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    GB7-

    Was it an infield of Pepitone, Richardson, Linz and Boyer?

  635. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Ken Phelps > ARod

  636. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    They need to get another run here. Come on Swish!!

  637. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    “I don’t knopw about last season but on the Yanks press release for the trade it says that he was hitting .353 over his last 7 games.”

    That’s not that difficult to do, I mean over the span of 28 – 30 ABs you get into a streak.

    “Defense obviously comes 1st and he has looked very good today at 3rd. He is also a very good outfielder and fast.”

    I know I’ve seen the highlights, RF especially. I’m still pissed the Yankees didn’t pick up Corey Patterson too.

  638. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    MG
    August 2nd, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    GB, oh, to be a fly on the wall of that bus in 1964. I wonder if Mickey ever ‘fessed up to Yogi about that.

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, in one of the Mantle books, he told Yogi, because Berra was going to fine Linz and Mantle said to fine him instead because he told Linz to play it. People forget that Ford was Berra’s pitching coach that year.

  639. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    another walk. How about another one

  640. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Please Cano, please come through with RISP. Please.
    I want to have a happy Sunday dinner.

  641. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    GB, I didn’t realize that you already told the dtory….I type like old people …..You get my point

  642. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Cano with bases loaded…Ouch..

  643. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Come on Robi!!

  644. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    He needs to stop swinging at that high fastball. He can not hit that pitch!!!

  645. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    “Steinbrenner’s Ghost
    August 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    Ken Phelps > ARod”

    Brandon… I’M AWESOME! >>>> Steinbrenner’s Ghost :)

  646. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Yankee Trader
    August 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    GB7-

    Was it an infield of Pepitone, Richardson, Linz and Boyer?

    ————————————————————

    Yeah during the last couple of weeks and the WS. Kubek’s neck was killing him.

  647. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    you know what that is just an awful at bat

  648. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Yankee Trader
    August 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    GB7-

    Was it an infield of Pepitone, Richardson, Linz and Boyer?
    —————————————————-
    Kubek still played 97 games at SS that year and had over 400 plate appearances, Linz was more of a utility guy, 39 games at 3rd, 53 at SS, a few at 2nd

  649. Yankee Trader August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Phil Linz not much better.

    http://www.baseball-reference......ph01.shtml

  650. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Cano + RISP = Indigestion

  651. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Why isn’t Melky the leadoff man? Seriously. The guy CANNOT hit with men on, so…why not let him come up consistently with no one on?

  652. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Cano is such a loser, He fails all the time with runner’s on.

  653. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Pat M.,

    For what it’s worth, I also read that KC was asking for similar to what Seattle was for Washburn as he’s still under team control for several years.

    I think they wanted an “austin jackson” caliber talent for him.

    He would have been a very nice addition. I agree – if it was only money that’s concerning.

    I do think the yankees have basically reached the point where every additional dollar is going to be scrutinized by Hal. I don’t know if they are “at budget.” If they were I don’t think Cashman would have been talking about doing a waiver wire deal. But they may be at the point where they are going to be very cautious in spending marginal dollars, especially if any talent needs to be given up.

  654. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    better than a double play?

    I got nothin’.

  655. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    This inning will come back to haunt the Yanks

  656. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Looks like CC gets through to the 5th.

    Why would Joe not call a sac/fly with Cano,HE’S BAD WITH RISP ANYWAY?

  657. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    He is so hard to watch in those spots..When will he learn to lay off that high fastball that he has no chance to hit?? I don’t know why I expected anything else from him.

  658. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Pat M….
    August 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    Phil asks Mantle, ”What did Yogi say ?” Mantle to Linz ” He said play it louder”…Yogi flips out and slaps the harmonica from Linz, whioch then hits Pepitone in the knee…..Pepi starts screaming, ”oh my knee”….Yanks go on a tear and wins the 64 AL Pennant……GB, I think we both agree that Phil Linz was a much better ballplayer than Ransom………The Bannister no trade was reported in the NY Times, CBS Sports line, MLB TV, Yahoo Sports…..I’m certain there was more to it, however the concern about Bannister’s contract is the key issue in my mind….

    ————————————————————

    Oh, no question about it. Linz would have started for a lot of teams,but, Kubek was the infield captain and a big cog on that team.

  659. YankeesLuv August 2nd, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    oh man, that was the perfect opportunity to put this game away. :(

  660. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    3 walks no runs..unacceptable

  661. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Walks the bases loaded…AAA pitcher on the mound….Cano FAIL,….Melky FAIL…really is unbelivealbe this team sometimes

  662. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    The DBacks are giving Daniel Cabrera a contract 8O

  663. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Cano could and should easily have 65 RBI by now. The amount of RBI opportunities he misses is unbelievable. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was in the top 5 in baseball in LOB.

  664. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    KC going w/Soria for a full 2 inning save. Smart move. The rest of their bullpen is NG.

  665. North August 2nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Cano is a mystery….

    Make a psykologist could work wonders ??

    Like in golf… The game is won, not with the strokes, but with the thoughts leading up to the swing

  666. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Yes, this inning was a killer….come on Yanks, you know when A Rod gets on, you have to do something

  667. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    That was extremely disappointing

  668. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Brandon… I’M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    The DBacks are giving Daniel Cabrera a contract

    He can be dominating if he ever learned how to pitch…not just throw

  669. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    so Melkly is hitting .667 with RISP today and that’s not good enough?

    It’s time for you to go back to video games, real life is too tough for you.

  670. Vince August 2nd, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Broadcaster’s son gets the axe. Socks Director, Senator George Mitchell’s investigators must have missed it.

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

  671. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    RDM > Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    and that’s saying something!

  672. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    RS
    August 2nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    Cano could and should easily have 65 RBI by now. The amount of RBI opportunities he misses is unbelievable. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was in the top 5 in baseball in LOB.

    ————————————————————

    How terrible….He’s only got 9 less than that.

  673. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    “He can be dominating if he ever learned how to pitch…not just throw”

    If we were to make that move you’d see 3 pgs. of posts saying how Cash is an idiot.

  674. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’ve fought this in my own mind tons of times, but if they could package Cano somewhere for someone like King Felix or Matt Cain i’m all for it.. What good are statistics if thoses stats fail in crucial situations?? REALLY?

  675. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Bucholz=Homer Bailey

    High ceiling top prospect pitchers, watch them pitch and you can see they are a ways away from being great at this level. And they may never be what they were supposed to be.

    Joba has already shown a lot more than Bucholz has at this level. Bucholz the only thing people will point to is the no hitter. One start does not make a career.

  676. Vader August 2nd, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    How many times have the Yankees loaded the bases with less than one out and come away with one or no runs?

  677. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    it’s interesting how CC has switched to the breaking ball in early counts and how much more effective it’s been.

  678. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Alfonso Soriano has more power then Cano but they are both bad when it comes to runner’s in scoring position.

  679. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    would anyone be willing to trade Phil Hughes for Joakim Soria?

    I know you never want to trade a starter for a reliever, but it would be tempting, no?

  680. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Brandon… I’M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    “He can be dominating if he ever learned how to pitch…not just throw”

    If we were to make that move you’d see 3 pgs. of posts saying how Cash is an idiot.
    _____________________________________

    What would you think if Cash signed him? Id say he is worth a shot…better than Mitre

  681. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “This inning will come back to haunt the Yanks”

    exactly. A Major League player needs to come through with the bases loaded and less than two outs. Cano’s performance was unacceptable. The Yankees will rue that inning at the end of the day.

    Molina has called a good game. Faulting him for CC’s performance is laughable. How many times have you seen mis-communication between Molina and CC? -ZERO…. How many times has Molina had to go to the mound for pitch selection – ZERO…. CC’s problem was LOCATION not pitch selection. Get a clue.

  682. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    He definitely needed that DP…

  683. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    as badly as CC pitched in the 3rd he has turned it around since then, that’s what good pitchers do sometimes…

  684. m August 2nd, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you, Quentin!

  685. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “RDM > Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    and that’s saying something!”

    Matt >> Steinbrenner’s Ghost

  686. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    6th inning important for CC,WHEW HE MADE IT.

  687. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    CB, If some how the Yanksfail to make the postseason and lose the 3 + million they’re estamated to gross for every postseason game at The Stadium, then maybe Hal will look back and realize he made a short sighted business decision rather than a prudent baseball decision which would had been a great business decision….The old man would have demamded a trade…..They have approx. 40 + million coming off the books come October……CB, can you explain how the Yanks get a break on either Revenue payments or The Luxury Taxes dur to their Stadium morgage payments…..

  688. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    At least Sabathia has settled down nicely.

    Forget that awful 6th inning for the offense. If CC, Hughes, and Mo can’t hold down a 3 run lead, there’s nothing left to say. The offense has done its job tonight.

  689. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “would anyone be willing to trade Phil Hughes for Joakim Soria?

    I know you never want to trade a starter for a reliever, but it would be tempting, no?”

    Matt >> MCA

  690. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    the Orioles are only a touchdown behind, maybe they can get a late drive going, I think they have all their time outs left.

  691. Zooboy August 2nd, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    O’s within a touchdown again (at halftime).

  692. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    You know, up there, I asked why Melky wasn’t the leadoff man. Clearly, I meant Robbie.

  693. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    CANO needs to hit 8th..

    201 with RISP is a joke, let him get hits with no one on base and then people can try to drive him in.. I cannot beleive he can be that bad with RISP.. It is hard to do….

  694. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Eventuall, and it’s not far away, they will be getting consistant production from everyone. Yesterday, it was the top four in the order doing damage and today, it’s the bottom 5 doing the work.

  695. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I remember Kevin Long saying in the off season he was working with Cano on a special pitching machine that is designed to help him pick up pitches better and on swinging in the strike zone. He can only swing when he thought the pitch was definitely a strike. Obviously Kevin needs to get back to work with him on that.

  696. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    “would anyone be willing to trade Phil Hughes for Joakim Soria?”

    Soria may be my favorite non-Yankee player, but I would rather not give up Hughes for him.

    However, considering Rivera is his idol, it would be amazing to bring him here and let Rivera mentor him for a year or two before he takes over as the next Yankee closer. He’s the guy I would target when Rivera retires, though it would take the Royals a lot to let him go.

  697. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Brandon,

    have you ever seen Soria pitch? absolutely nasty.

    incidentally, you’ve never made me laugh once, not even a slight chuckle, so don’t get too carried away w/yourself, buddy.

  698. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Toronto is gonna be tough!

    They have the best Strip Clubs in the league.

    ARod and jorge are gonna be worn out by game time.

  699. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “Brandon,

    have you ever seen Soria pitch? absolutely nasty.”

    Have you ever seen Yusssse pitch from the BP?

  700. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    That number 17 has suited whoever has worn it pretty well. They have become instant fan favorites.
    Oscar Gamble
    Micky Rivers
    John Flaherty
    Jerry Hairston

  701. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Kevin Brown > CC Bust

  702. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Maybe the yankees should trade Cano for young pitching. Like a trade for King Felix, I agree with the poster who came up with the idea. Because Cano is not effective when it counts, and he is not a very smart player.

  703. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Start warming up Hughes!

  704. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    What the heck? That 0-2 pitch was strike 3.

  705. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Ofcourse the pitch right down the middle isn’t called a strike and then crappy Getz gets a triple. Always happens after a missed call. Bring the infield in. Time to get the bullpen up.

  706. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Just get the out, give up the run, and bring in Hughes.

  707. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Please just get through this inning CC

  708. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I thought CC had him struck out but that’s the way it goes.

    Hughes will be in with one more hit and Mo can get more than 3 outs, he hasn’t pitched the entire series.

  709. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Lets see the “ACE” step it up.

  710. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Let me guess here comes the famous 2 out hit…

  711. m August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    lol. molina with the fist-pump on that strikeout. Nice play by molina & CC on that dribbler.

  712. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    would anyone be willing to trade Phil Hughes for Joakim Soria?

    I know you never want to trade a starter for a reliever, but it would be tempting, no?

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

    NO

  713. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I LOVE Phil Hughes (in a man crush kind of way). Just ask my wife. I call him ‘Blue’ (as in, “you’re my boy, blue.”)

    Just to be clear on that.

  714. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Way to pitch out of that jam CC!

  715. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Nice job for CC.

  716. Georgia August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Michael Kay is the most annoying person in the world. I loved it when he was on vacation or whatever and Ken Singleton took his place.

  717. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    wooh CC was cussing off Pods

  718. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    great job, CC, I wonder if any trolls will give you props for that.

  719. inpinstripes August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    “Steinbrenner’s Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Toronto is gonna be tough!

    They have the best Strip Clubs in the league.

    ARod and jorge are gonna be worn out by game time.”

    No kidding,

    For Your Eyes Only
    Paradise Club
    Brass Rail
    Zanzibar
    Whiskey A-go-go
    House of Lancaster…

    Let´s hope A-Rod can stay out of there…

  720. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    WTH did CC say there? :lol:

  721. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Am I the only one who keeps hearing that obnoxious Soulja Boy song being played at Chicago’s Stadium?

  722. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    CC is at 99 pitches. I really hope Girardi doesn’t bring him out for the 8th.

  723. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    CC starts the 7th with 88 pitches,ends with 99,great he did his JOB !

    As much as the Wht Sox kicked the Yankees butt,the Yankees still was able to knocked out Mr perfect (game winner.)

  724. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Just thought I’d throw it out there is all.

    I don’t even know where I stand on it. I just know, Joakim Soria makes the Royals look good. He might be Superman.

  725. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Georgia
    August 2nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Michael Kay is the most annoying person in the world. I loved it when he was on vacation or whatever and Ken Singleton took his place

    ————————————

    I agree he is a terrible announcer he still acts like he is on the radio and has to explain everything.

  726. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    He said I reject the idea that you wanted to bunt on me for a cheap run. You should take a full swing next time. Good day sir, I said good day!

  727. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    the yanks if Cano could hit wit hmen on base at all are up 11 to 4 in this game.. 201 with RISp, he needs to see a psychologist….

  728. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    compared to Suzyn Waldman, Michael Kay is Vin Scully, she is the most irritating announcer of any kind in sports.

  729. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Trumpet man- Obviously Cano wouldn’t be only piece of the package, but included. My first choice would be the Marlins with Josh Johnson then work to others, but what good really is Cano with a team that puts alot of guys on base for him continually and he fails? Will he ever adjust? He has great numbers for a 2nd baseman. He’s no Utley, but in the category of Pedroia and Hill.

  730. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I think CC said a bad word. :lol:

  731. Don Fanucci August 2nd, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Granted, it’s a two game sample, but is it necessary to have both Hairston and Cody Ransom on the roster? I can’t help but think that Ransom’s spot would be better suited for a righty bat like Shelley Duncan.

  732. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    “He said I reject the idea that you wanted to bunt on me for a cheap run. You should take a full swing next time. Good day sir, I said good day!”

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…Gold star for you, my friend.

  733. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Hughes and Mo the rest of the way?

  734. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    “I think CC said a bad word.”

    Pete just banned him.

  735. Mac August 2nd, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Its amusing, Melky drives in 4 yet Pete is still “blaming” him for throwing to the wrong base in a blow out.

    Pete, do you still think that the Yanks are really missing all the runs Brett Gardner was NOT scoring or driving in?

    Yep, Yanks really missing all those ground ball outs and runners not thinking twice about going first to third.

  736. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    “Just thought I’d throw it out there is all.

    I don’t even know where I stand on it. I just know, Joakim Soria makes the Royals look good. He might be Superman.”

    We almost had him in the Rule 5. He was that close from being a Yankee a few yrs. ago.

    It’s not like we don’t know who he is, heck I spoke about trading Kennedy last season for him when it was possible. In no way, shape or form, would I ever EVER, EVER EVER EVER EVER deal Philip Hughes for him. EVER.

  737. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    LIKE EVER.

  738. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    i hate to say this, but the guy that should be brought up is Igawa and Ransom released, he’s the only one at Scranton you could give the ball to early in a game and let him throw 5-6 innings if a game is already out of hand. Just as long as he never appears in a game where the Yankees have a remote chance to win is fine with me.

  739. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Haha Tex stole a base.

  740. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    inpinstripes-

    What’s up with that.

    Why does Toronto have the best Strip Clubs in the league? You’d think the honor would go to LA or NYC or Miami or Dallas, but no, it’s the sleepy winter wonder land with the hottest talent.

  741. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Another clutch hit by ARod!

  742. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Seriously why no love for Michael Kay?…he is entertaining at times. his sarcasm towards O’ Neill and Leiter is great.. Would you rather be bored to death by Keith Hernandez or Gary Cohen

  743. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Bummer for the cow bellers. They went from watching Shields throw a no-no to ducking for cover as the wheels flew off the bus and into the stands.

    Cow bell down.

  744. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    “He said I reject the idea that you wanted to bunt on me for a cheap run. You should take a full swing next time. Good day sir, I said good day!”

    :lol:

  745. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Hughes better pitch the 8th inning. But knowing how Girardi has over worked CC this season I wouldn’t be surprised if he brings him back out.

  746. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    “Are you joking? Have you read any of the threads the past few days?

    The only reason the catcher isn’t the subject of every other post is because, conveniently, posada is not playing.

    That’s the point.

    This entire series game threads have been taken over by people insisting the problem with the yankees awful pitching has been Posada.”

    I hate to say this CB, but you are the problem.
    Every time Posada does soemthing right, you write sarcastic notes basically ridiculing the people who questioned or questioning Posada’s defence though there was no discussion going on about Po at that time. If you let it die and stop ridiculing people, the game threads won’t be taken over by Posada discussion.

    For the record, I did not comment about Posada in a long long time. I continue to believe that Po is the best overall catcher (not necessarily the best defensive catcher)Yanks have and the team is better with him in the lineup.

  747. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    MG, I agree completely, right now in a blow out game, you need a guy to give some junk innings and Igawa fits the bill. Luckily they have a day off and CC went deep, but the last three games having a guy like that is key. After Aceves had the dead arm, throwing him out there for 30 something pitches was bad. Hughes threw 30 something. Coke is out there like every game. You have to use guys constantly in games where the starter gets bombed will cost you that game and cost you games after that if you burn out the pen.

  748. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    but where do you really stand, Brandon? you’re being a little too ambiguous for me.

    Like I said, just a random thought I threw out there.

    I’ll put you down as ‘undecided’.

  749. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I’m impressed with the 6 scoreless innings around the 1 inning meltdown by CC. That showed me something, but the 3rd inning was just location problems to me. He figured it out and kept the team ahead.. No 8th inning though!

  750. Peter Abraham August 2nd, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Mac:

    Have whoever read the blog to you read it again, but slowly. I never once today mentioned Melky throwing to the wrong base because he never did. I credited Damon with throwing to the right base and said that Swisher and Melky need to do the same, which is what Joe Girardi said this morning.

    I also never once wrote that the Yankees would miss Gardner’s offensive production. I believe I said that they had been getting good production out of both of them.

    Other than that, your post made perfect sense.

  751. inpinstripes August 2nd, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Well SG, It might be the only reason the Great White North still has an MLB team…

  752. m August 2nd, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Unbelievable. We’re up by 3, and some people are so juvenile. They still can’t keep their brains out of their rears. Stop with the snide cracks at the players. Jeez.

  753. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    “can you explain how the Yanks get a break on either Revenue payments or The Luxury Taxes dur to their Stadium morgage payments…..”

    Last year the yankees paid $95M in Revenue Sharing monies. That far exceeds the amount they paid in luxury tax.

    The way revenue sharing is calculated is as follows – all teams have to pay 31% of their local gross locally generated revenues into the revenue sharing pot. That money is then redistributed from a central fund (that central fund is also augmented by central baseball revenue e.g. internet money).

    So last year the yankee’s total was 95M.

    New stadiums have no impact on the luxury tax. They do however has an impact on revenue sharing for the following reason.

    Any debt and operating expenses incurred in building a new stadium can be subtracted from the revenues.

    The yankees financed most the stadium themselves though they did it through large indirect and direct subsidies provided by NY state tax payers.

    The yankees need to service that debt (and it is large – upwards of $1B I believe).

    Those debt service payments will be subtracted from the amount the yankees otherwise would have had to pay for revenue sharing.

    This year for example, Forbes estimates that the yankees will be able to subtract roughly $100M.

    So it is likely that the vast majority of the revenue payments the yankees made in 2008 will be wiped out due to debt service payments on the new stadium (100M vs. 95M paid for revenue sharing last year).

    So it’s mostly a wash. This is a huge advantage for the yankees. This arrangement lasts for a few years (I forget – like 3-5 years).

    It is also expected that revenues will increase this year for the yankees in the new stadium by $100M. That figure was a preseason estimate so it might be high – but the teams sold over 3M tickets before the season started so this year the bad economy won’t have a huge impact on the team (it did on season ticket holders who were likely guessing that they could resell tickets for far higher than what they’ve been able to get on the secondary ticket market).

    So on the whole, for the next several years, the other teams in baseball – particularly the Rays and the Bucs, etc. will be indirectly subsidizing the construction of the new yankee stadium.

    I have a feeling that Hal’s budgetary concerns are more out of principle than real need. He’s basically looking at the disparity between the yanks and other teams and saying enough is enough. I’ve devoted enough resources to payroll and that will largely have to do.

    I think it’s more out of principal than anything else.

  754. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    man this Beckham is good.

  755. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Girarid is a moron why is Sabathia still in the game you should be thankful he gave 7 he wasn’t sharp at all.

  756. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    What is Girardi doing??

    3 run lead in the 8th inning, Hughes hasn’t pitched in 3 days, and you send CC out when he has struggled all day?

  757. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Hey, giving up 5 runs in 7 innings isn’t bad for our “ace”, is it?

  758. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    It’s Yuuussssse time !! :P

  759. CaptainsCorner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Once again Girardi shows how bad of a manager he is..Bringing CC out for the 8th made ZERO sense….

  760. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Gordon Beckham = big-time future pain in the ass.

    He looks like what the Royals hoped Alex Gordon would be.

  761. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Wow I am just amazed that Girardi brought him back out for the 8th and now a leadoff double… Speechless!

  762. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Youuuuse

  763. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Hughes was the right call to start this inning. Save CC for the Sox this week. Oh well, smart not to leave him in for another batter at least. Not his best start, but he hung in there and got enough key outs to not implode. Going 7 innings after the last few days was another big help though. Should be rested for the upcoming series.

  764. Mike Mineo August 2nd, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    bucholz and hughes can pitch no-hitters and blow away 6 hitters in 2 innings, but both of them shudder at the thought of pitching against the baltimore orioles

    good thing they conceded this game by starting jason berken anyways

    sabathia’s mediocrity is starting to piss me off and wonder how disastrous this contract really is. people might be clamoring for him to exercise his opt-out clause in three years, and knowing he will never receive a similar contract he will refuse to and leave the yankees with a mo vaughn contract

  765. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Whenever I see Pete’s name in the comments section, I KNOW it’s going to be good.

    I just pray to God my handle doesn’t show up in his thread.

  766. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Is Joe crazy asking CC to start the 8th or what?

    Awe, HE brings in Phil.

  767. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I thought Hairston diving catch in the 1st should of been the play of the game.

  768. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)—Toronto Blue Jays closer Scott Downs(notes) was placed on the disabled list Sunday after aggravating the injured left big toe that landed him on the DL earlier this season.

    Good thing we didnt trade for that guy

  769. ErikSec. 309 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Time for the pen to get back on track.

  770. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Leave it the the O’s: they score 9 runs, and they’re still down by 6.

  771. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Bucholz hasn’t been good against anyone for three years, regardless of who he pitches against. More overhyped than Ellsbury.

  772. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Wow, Phil just blew him away there. WOW

  773. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Incidentally, if anyone accuses me of being a Hughes basher, I will come to your home and shave off your eyebrows while you sleep.

  774. Tarheelyank August 2nd, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Once again the Morons are back. It’s like an ebb and flow of the tide. Yankees get ahead they go go away. The other team gets a hit, or OMG a run they wash back in again.

  775. roger(live from amsterdam) August 2nd, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Why are all people here so harsh towards each other..aren’t we all yankee fans?

  776. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    “For the record, I did not comment about Posada in a long long time.”

    Defensive are you?

    I never mentioned you in any specific way. Why would you bring yourself into it?

    You may have not read the threads the past several days but there have been posts after posts blaming posada for the way the yankees pitching has done the past two days.

    Facts are facts whether you like them are not.

    I never said you had made any of those posts. I don’t really care what you post.

    FWIW I was in no way referring to you as I don’t even remember if you posted anything the past couple of days in the game threads.

    There were however several people who kept posting that same Posada garbage yet again.

    Not sure why you’d want to lump yourself in with them, but that’s on you. I didn’t have you in mind at all.

    For some reason you’ve picked up on something I wrote hours ago and have for some bizarre reason made it about you.

    No clue why you’d do that.

  777. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    This is a big out here for Hughes. Another guage of how dependable he can be or not be and how he will react in situations.

  778. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Kay just gave us a Joe Girardi sunglass update.

    Nice.

  779. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Girardi knows he screwed.

    Bucky Dent > Joe Girardi

  780. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    C’mon Phil, don’t load the bases man!

  781. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I still don’t get Girardi’s thinking. The only logical reason he could have brought CC out for the 8th inning was to give Hughes an extra day off. However, he ended up taking him out after just one batter. If CC was going to be on such a short leash, he shouldn’t have started the inning. Now Hughes has to pitch with an inherited RISP instead of starting a fresh inning.

  782. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I would definitely use Mariano for Quentin regardless of the outcome of this at bat.

  783. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    curve ball Phil

  784. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Burry the curve in the dirt

  785. robbykid August 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Big out for Hughes…

  786. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Bad location but nice movement.

  787. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Strike 3 was an absolutely SICK pitch.

    Hughes really is something.

  788. rconn23 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Quentin is going to be a tough out. I’d go to Mo here.

  789. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Good Phil 1 more,then it’s MO TIME!!

  790. Tarheelyank August 2nd, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    For the record I agree with CB 100% regarding Posada.

  791. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Joe said, “That’s it. The sunglasses are coming off!”

  792. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Stump Merrill > Girardi

  793. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    IDK if I can say good job Yusssee he needs to get out of the 8th for me to say that. But that was filthy w/e he threw to Konerko.

  794. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Terrific move by Girardi here. Quentin is a pretty dead red pull type guy. A mistake with the fastball by Hughes tie game. Hughes missed location on a few pitches. I find Quentin much more dangerous than Konerko here. Hughes very well could get him, but cutters away should get Q on this matchup.

  795. A Number One August 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    When is Girardi ever going to take off the training wheels and let Phil pitch an entire tight 8th inning. The kid’s gotta gain confidence in getting into and out of trouble in a tight spot.

  796. Mattingly, Shave those Sideburns August 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Buckets. The kid next to the security guard behind the plate is livid. I love it

  797. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    That was pitch was Hughes cutter not slider. Girardi made this inning more difficult than it needed to be CC should of never started the the 8th.

  798. YoDawg August 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    “In many ways, this might be the best game CC has pitched.”

    You’re nuts Pete. Absolutely nuts. CC was ok. But if Melky Cabrera went 0-4 today and CC gave the same exact performance, you’d be killing CC for not coming up big. You’re better than this Pete. CC was ok today, but it was just a mediocre start. Yanks are winning mostly because of the offense.

  799. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Why yank Phil, he just K’d Paul Kernerko……

  800. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Not sure that I agree with this change in pitchers, but, in fairness, Hughes left to hangers out there on Konerko and got away with it.

  801. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Konerko didn’t like that Ted Barrett-sized strike zone?

    Cry me a river, Paul.

  802. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I’m not sure how much I like this move. If I’m not mistaken, batters are 0-fer against Hughes w/RISP ever since he became a reliever. He hasn’t given up a homerun in about 2 months.

    If by some chance this game gets tied, the Yankees burned out Hughes for no reason.

  803. ArodMVP217 August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    “”"Joba has already shown a lot more than Bucholz has at this level. Bucholz the only thing people will point to is the no hitter. One start does not make a career.”"”
    3 yrs younger as well!

    Let’s go MO!

  804. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Girardi wants to vomit

  805. Steinbrenner's Ghost August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Fire Girardi.

    Don’t even let him take a shower.

  806. Dave August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Over-managing….

  807. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Come on Mo!

  808. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Great timing. I’m in love. Yes I see that Mo gave up a hit. I’m not worried. Honest.

    Just so happy to be back home with the game on. (I’m in love with Mo is what I meant…)

    :)

  809. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    “Why yank Phil, he just K’d Paul Kernerko…”

    Because Carlos Quentin with the bat right now is Jessica Alba hot.

  810. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Does Molina throw thru like Jorge did the other night?

  811. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Yeesh. Mariano hasn’t had a bad appearance in quite a while. The way this series has gone, this might have “bad news” written all over it. Hope it doesn’t turn in to that.

  812. YoDawg August 2nd, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    What a waste of Hughes. Leaving him in the pen is just a waste of the guy, especially if he is only getting 2 outs at a time. Mitre will pitch twice as many innings as Hughes down the stretch, and the Yanks could miss the playoffs because of it.

  813. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Mo gave up a run?I’m shocked,I tell you shocked!

    STOP THE PRESSES!

  814. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Gatta GETZ gone, gatta GETZ goin

  815. Mac Daddy August 2nd, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    girardis defensive positioning of his infielders continues to baffle all

  816. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Let’s see…in roughly 11 innings, our “aces” the past two days have given up 12 runs….and they want to beat the Red Sox?? Laughable…

  817. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    If that was a Yankee getting rung up on those pitches, this place would have a complete server meltdown.

    …just saying….

  818. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Wow. Mariano is just a joy to watch. How he keeps pitching THIS well, THIS consistently is one of the great mysteries of life. You are NOT supposed to be this lock-down good at his age. You just aren’t. The man defies physical logic. Absolutely unbelievable. I’m glad he’s on our side.

  819. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    So Sabathia’s run scores. Hughes and Mo did a great job (the pitch Quentin hit was almost a foot off the plate).

    The mistake Girardi made was bringing Sabathia back for the 8th inning. If Hughes started the inning, I doubt the tying, let alone winning, run ever comes to the plate.

  820. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    7 IP,,,,10 hits….5ER….$160 million

  821. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Update:

    Steinbrenner’s Ghost > RDM

  822. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    The Kate Hudson HR game :lol:

  823. Mattingly, Shave those Sideburns August 2nd, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    CC’s outing today and the Red Sox putting up 16+ (even if it is the O’s) is troubling.

  824. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    that last run is on Girardi, I don’t understand having him go back out for the 8th inning when you have Hughes and Mo fresh.

    And Quentin got that hit off a pitch that was way out of the strike zone, there’s nothing you can do about that.

  825. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Girardi is a moron. He continues to show everyone why he shouldn’t be the yankee manager. He almost blew the game because of his dumb decision making.

  826. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    That was a nasty pitch. Limited damage. Let’s tack on at least one more insurance run.

    If Mitre has a horrible start in Toronto you can count on seeing Igawa or Nova get a shot. Regardless there is no way Cashman goes into September without adding a pitcher. There are quite a few that make decent money that teams might want to rid themsleves of. Don’t like Arroyo, but he is there. I am sure Meche is owed decent money. I am not a huge Meche fan, but he usually puts up decent starts, he’s under contract for the next two years, he’s 30 years old. If the Royals eat some money he provides insurance for the backend of this rotation to get Hughes and Joba up to be starters. Remember the issues the Yankees have this year will still be there next year for the rotation. Can’t see them bringing Andy back again, but could be wrong.

  827. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    “So it is likely that the vast majority of the revenue payments the yankees made in 2008 will be wiped out due to debt service payments on the new stadium (100M vs. 95M paid for revenue sharing last year).”

    CB, I think this conclusion is not correct – I may be wrong.

    As I understand, the stadium debt service does not directly offset the revenue sharing amount to be paid. If offsets the revenue on which the revenue sharing has to be paid. That means 31% of the 100 million will be saved (or not paid as revenue sharing, not all $100 mil.

  828. Mac August 2nd, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Pete,

    You stated when Gardner went down it would be a big loss for the Yanks – you were as accurate on that as you were when you said that those who believed that the Yanks would get Texiera were on crack.

    I actually did go back and re read your post on Melk giving the Yanks the lead and saw that you mentioned he’d been hitting well since Gardner went down – didn’t see it the first time – my bad.

    As for him throwing to the wrong base you didn’t see the play correctly as for some inexplicable reason Cano was running towards first and Jeter was caught trying to cover second – point is – Melk’s throw was a minor gaffe that wasn’t totally his fault yet you still bring it up even when he does something great.

    Yet Brett Gardner gets compared to Dustin Pedroia – you too make alot of sense at times.

  829. Maria August 2nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Melky!!!!!!!!

  830. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    The CYCLE!!!!!!!!
    Go Melky!!!

  831. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    CYCLE TIME!!!!!

    Congrats, Melky…

  832. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Go figure… Melky’s ass has been all over this game.

  833. North August 2nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    WOW

    Post delivered!

  834. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    What’s more troubling the Sox offense or the fact that they don’t have a consistent 3rd, 4th or 5th starter, Bucholz, Smoltz and Penny have all been terrible.

  835. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Way to go Melky!

  836. Vader August 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Leche…Cycle

  837. Mac August 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    If only Melk knew how to throw to the right bases – cycle aside, I can’t wait for Brett Gardner to come back.

  838. Mac August 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    If only Melk knew how to throw to the right bases – cycle aside, I can’t wait for Brett Gardner to come back.

  839. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    ::standing ovation for Melky::

    What a great day for that kid. First one for the Yankes since Tony Fernandez.

  840. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    They PH for Hairston but not Cody Ransom. LOL

  841. Mattingly, Shave those Sideburns August 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Hitting for the cycle, and a Joba Chamberlain’esque belly flop catch in Center Field for the Melk Man

  842. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    For the record I have always loved Melky :)

  843. YankeesLuv August 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Way to go Melky! :)

  844. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    OH MY MELK!!!!!!!

    Yes I am bawling. I am so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ya know how much I love Da Melk!

    :D

  845. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Congrats to Melky for hitting for the cycle.

  846. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    That’s the end of the Tony Fernandez Aflac Trivia question era.

  847. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    And the Sox were facing the Orioles with a pitcher who was 1-8 with a 7 era.

    By the way, they are giving up more runs. Will they implode another game against the O’s like they did in Boston?

  848. Patrick August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Wow nice job by the Melkman. He’s really good this year :)

  849. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Should drop Cano a spot and move the Melkman to 6th.

  850. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    OH NO, NOT CODY RANSOM!!!!!!

  851. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Here comes Ransom to play defense at 3B :)
    Let the whining start :) :) :)

  852. Louis from BKLYN August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    The Immortal Melky Cabrera

    Congrats, highlight of his career, hopefully he can keep up his hot bat

  853. Vince August 2nd, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    One way or another Ransom gets in the game. Go figure.

  854. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    All I remember is Cody slipping and falling on a steal that cost them a game

  855. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    “I don’t believe what I just saw!”

  856. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Ransom almost fell for a pickoff that hasnt worked in 45 yrs

  857. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    MELKMAN FOR THE CYCLE!!!!!

    Congratulations Melky, first cycle since 1995. I didn’t realize it had been that long. Wow!

  858. henner August 2nd, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    nice job melky

  859. Jeff NJ August 2nd, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    “How can anybody not like him?”

    True for Jerry Seinfeld and Melky Cabrera!

  860. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Jorge needs to at least get a productive out here. DO NOT look at strike three.

  861. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I hate Ransom !

  862. Tarheelyank August 2nd, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    If only Melk knew how to throw to the right bases – cycle aside, I can’t wait for Brett Gardner to come back.

    Roger from Amsterdam, this is an example of why. The man just hit for the cycle. WOW

  863. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    That wasn’t Cody that tripped on a steal, it was Justin Chistian or something like that.

  864. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    no bueno Jorge

  865. carl August 2nd, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Grats Melky

  866. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Jorge is just not having a good series at all. That was awful.

  867. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Man, Jorge. Just…geez. Something’s wrong. This isn’t Posada.

  868. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Scorpio, was it? Good call if it was, thought it was Ransom.

  869. robbykid August 2nd, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Great reference on cycles…

    http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....s16d.shtml

  870. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    “All I remember is Cody slipping and falling on a steal that cost them a game”

    I think you’re actually talking about Justin Christian.

  871. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    And that closes the book on the worst series in Posada’s career :(

  872. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Congrats to Melky but this team needs to improve getting runners in from third with less than 2 outs. They seem to strikeout a lot in those situations.

  873. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 2nd, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Patriots – 17
    Ravens – 10

    Great game going on in Baltimore!

  874. joe b August 2nd, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I’m surprised that Girardi doesn’t subscribe to this blog. He could learn so much. All of you seem to know so much more about baseball than he does. That was his fault that Mariano gave up a hit. Typical Yankee cry babies.

  875. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Posada continues to not have his head in the game. A man on third and less than two out… he fails again. That pitch was a foot outside. Maybe he needs his eyes checked. Pathetic AB.
    Girardi is trying to give this game away.

  876. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Why is Ransom still on this team?

  877. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Lost weekend in Chi-Town for Georgie

  878. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Why are White Sox fans giving a standing O when they’re down 2 runs in the 9th inning?

  879. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    the Yankees better get 3 outs in the 9th, this would be a crushing loss if they don’t

  880. robbykid August 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    JETER MVP!!!

  881. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    big hit for Jetes…

  882. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    You can put it on the board!

    8-5 good guys.

  883. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Linebrink has a good arm. Too bad Sox are still in it. He makes the stupid relief money.

    Was that another bone headed Girardi hit and run call???

  884. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Jeter thats an out if the runners dont go…porps Joe G.

  885. Mattingly, Shave those Sideburns August 2nd, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Your absolutely right Phranchise, the Red Sox lack of offseason additions in the pitching department certainly didnt help their chances in the next 3 months. I like our chances with Pettite and Joba against Penny and Smoltz.

  886. MIL August 2nd, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Cycle = Lexus

  887. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Just another reason to love Jete – he managed to bring Melky home so that he can get a hero’s welcome from the dugout.

    :)

  888. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    joe b

    Girardi could learn something if he read this blog. Because Giradi is a moron, he doesn’t have what it takes to get this team to the world series.

  889. m August 2nd, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Congratulations to Melky for hitting for the cycle. Nice hitting by Jeter, especially after getting screwed on that 2-1 joke of a called strike.

  890. Eights August 2nd, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Congrats to Melky.

  891. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    “Why is Ransom still on this team?”

    Because Ramiro Pena’s development will forever be stunted if he doesn’t get 200 ABs against Triple-A pitching.

  892. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    “I like our chances with Pettite and Joba against Penny and Smoltz.”

    OH YEAH!

  893. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Jeter’s hit the ball on the screws all game. The consistency in his at bats finally pays off.

    Nice to get that insurance run back given how this series has gone.

    He looks tremendous at the plate. He has good at bat after good at bat and keeps hitting the ball hard even when he’s making outs.

  894. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Pat M….
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:02 pm
    Lost weekend in Chi-Town for Georgie

    ————————————————————

    I think that he just might be worn down a bit, don’t you? He doesn’t have that quick swing. You almost never see him get beat on fastballs like he has in this series, or, make plays behind the playe that he has this weekend.

  895. joe b August 2nd, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Trumpetman…Quit blowing your own horn. You’re no Sachmo

  896. JK August 2nd, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    CB,

    You have it wrong…

    2008 400M revenue * 31%
    2009 500M revenue – 100M debt service & Maintenance * 31%

  897. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes August 2nd, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    MELKMAN FOR THE CYCLE!!!!!
    Congratulations Melky, first cycle since 1995. I didn’t realize it had been that long. Wow!
    =====

    :D

  898. Milan August 2nd, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    That’s not a hit and run.
    You don’t hit and run with 2 out and 2 strikes….
    Dumb play by the CWS SS.

  899. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I’ve been watching Derek Jeter since his arrival in 96….He’s just the perfect baseball player….

  900. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    There shift works alot

  901. M August 2nd, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    The sox flip flopped Lester and Penny so we get Lester on sunday.

  902. w/e August 2nd, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    And today marks the last time Tony Fernandez’s name will ever be mentioned as a Yankee.

  903. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Pat M….
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    I’ve been watching Derek Jeter since his arrival in 96….He’s just the perfect baseball player….
    ——————————————–

    Ditto for me Pat, but Matt thinks he smiles too much and swings at the first pitch when he shouldn’t. If he could just fix that all would be well.

  904. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    If anyone has the desire or energy:

    short summary – how did CC pitch? how did the Yankees do generally? anyone mess up royally? was the umpiring okay? other than pulling Phil Hughes (I saw some negative buzzing but I was fine with Mo going for the 4 outs…) did Girardi manage this one pretty well?

    THANKS!

  905. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Horrific Posada…great job Melky…aweswome game…CC should buy you dinner, and dessert…

  906. RDM August 2nd, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    CC was horrible Trish…7IP, 5ER, 10 hits…..bad outing

  907. robbykid August 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    F*ing VMARTINEZ has 5 hits…i hate the roid sux…..

  908. Leah August 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I thought that Nunez was traded for Alberto Gonzalez. But I could be wrong…

    Another note: Congratulations Melky!!!

  909. robbykid August 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    CC kept the yanks in the game…

  910. Johnny D. August 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Some WCBS listener just won a Lexus courtesy of Melky’s cycle. That’s awesome.

  911. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    And look at it this way – we probably should have had the first game. So if life worked right, we would have had a split. That’s what you want (at least). Not bad.

    I know we didn’t, etc., but just sayin’. Is all.

  912. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn’t trust you but she does trust the Yankees!
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    If anyone has the desire or energy:

    short summary – how did CC pitch? how did the Yankees do generally? anyone mess up royally? was the umpiring okay? other than pulling Phil Hughes (I saw some negative buzzing but I was fine with Mo going for the 4 outs…) did Girardi manage this one pretty well?

    THANKS!
    ————————————–

    CC was below average but hung in there, Melky had the best game of his life, including a great diving catch to save a run early in the game. Girardi left CC out there 1 hitter too long and should have had Hughes start the 8th, Mo is Mo, as always, hopefully it gets closed out here.

  913. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    “CC kept the yanks in the game…”

    thanks robby. On some days that all you can ask for, right?

  914. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    “Girardi is trying to give this game away.”

    Matt, because of statements like this you do not get any resepct on this blog. Sometimes you do make good points, but you are always negative and nobody cares for that.

  915. Mattingly, Shave those Sideburns August 2nd, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    CC got rocked in the 3rd, he pitched great until the 8th where he gave up a solo shot. But, Girardi left him in too long. Not a Horrible outing, but not desirable for an Ace.

  916. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Milan , How is that a stupid play by the SS ???? With Jeter up with 2 strikes, the book on him is he’ll hit to right…So who covers second ????

  917. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Melky getting hot this week would be nice too.

    The key to the Sox series as any series is game 1. Smoltz versus Joba. Need a big win there. Takes all the pressure off of not winning any of the games and sets a great tone.

  918. robbykid August 2nd, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I hope they hit this guy right between the eyes…..I hate AJ

  919. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Here comes A.J. Punk
    Hope Mo strikes him out looking.

  920. Josh August 2nd, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Pete, Jhonny Nunez wasn’t acquired for Tyler Clippard, Albaladejo was.

    Nunez was traded for Alberto Gonzalez. Just wanted to clear that up ;)

  921. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Trisha-

    I was late to the party too, but when I heard the Yanks had knocked out a pitcher of Buerhle”s caliber with 7 big runs, I knew they were have a very good game from top to bottom.

    Great game for the Yankees all the way around.

  922. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    That walk couldnt have been on purpose, right?

  923. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    ok, maybe not…Mo walks him instead. Weird.

  924. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks, all, for the feedback. It’s premature only because we didn’t record the last out, but I will still say it now. Thank God the Yankees won this game.

    (I’m not trying to jinx anything. Just going with my gut…)

  925. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Pep, I swear I wasn’t afraid of Buehrle, but there are probably many people who would say that I don’t have the good sense to be afraid of anyone.

    :)

  926. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Needed this win. Bad.

  927. Mattingly, Shave those Sideburns August 2nd, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Joba’s been lights out since the all-star break, and Smoltz has been pretty brutal. So i’m assuming we should fair pretty well. But then again I would’ve predicted a pitcher’s duel today, but we got the opposite. But, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  928. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    that was a must win for the Yankees, I don’t care what anyone else might say. A split in Toronto would be great with Doc pitching one game and Mitre out there on Wednesday.

  929. Y. K. W. August 2nd, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Good to see that someone (e.g., Melky Cabrera)–unlike others (e.g., A.J. Burnett, C.C. Sabathia)–is unwillingly to let the season go down the drain.

  930. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    YAY!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!

    I won’t lie to you. I seem to sleep better when the Yanks win.

    :)

  931. PL August 2nd, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Cano translating for Melky…I have now seen everything..Cano can do it all except hit with RISP

  932. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I love that Da Melk understands most of the questions without Robby saying anything.

    :)

  933. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    MO to the rescue!

    RS 18 bal 10 bottom 9th

  934. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Oh come on Melk, you can speak English. He’s just being lazy, lil’ punk. :)

  935. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Robi is getting better understanding english to spanish. Now Melky just has to lose some weight.

  936. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    The Red Sox have just as much pitching concerns as the Yankees, if not more.

    Who is their #3 starter in the playoffs? Right now Wakefield is their third best starter but he’s on the DL and even missed the playoffs last year because of the same back problems he has now.

  937. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Y. K. W. – wah!

  938. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “500M revenue – 100M debt service & Maintenance * 31%”

    I’ve read very different things on this. Some sources say that it’s as you’ve described:

    Gross local revenue – (debt service + operations) * 31%.

    But that’s not the way Forbes recently described it and I was assuming that the writer’s at Forbes who look at sports business would have it correct. Perhaps they are wrong but his is what they recently wrote in their annual franchise valuation:

    “Yes, the team’s stadium revenue–tickets, suites, advertising, concessions–is likely to go up by more than $100 million this season. But MLB permits teams to deduct stadium-operating and debt expenses from revenue before calculating the amount the league will take from them to subsidize other teams. Last season the Yankees had to hand over $95 million to the league so it could be distributed to teams like the Florida Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays. In the new stadium the Yankees’ deductible expenses will be around $100 million, enough to wipe out the windfall in revenue.”

    So that makes it sound like the debt service is subtracted after the revenue payments are calculated. Like I said – I’ve seen it both ways.

    But Forbes is suggesting that the yankees that the increased revenues will be completely negated by the debt services.

    Perhaps I have this wrong – the Forbes right up is confusing but I was assuming they have it correct.

    http://www.forbes.com/2009/04/.....intro.html

  939. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    It is very good win.
    We kept pace with Boston.
    Gained a game on Rays.
    Now ledge jumping can stop :)

  940. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Orioles give up 18 runs on 23 hits, 7 walks.

    They are stockpiling nice future offensive players, but they will need some pitching to seriously compete or they will be the Rangers for years. They have a few nice pitching prospects, we will see if any pan out in time.

  941. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I am extremely disappointed that I didn’t know Melky was going for the cycle when I came in. Just out of habit, I stopped the tape when I got home. This is one game I would have loved to have saved. I guess I could always get one of those devices that let you show what you’re streaming online on the television and I could tape it once the MLB game hits the online archives.

  942. Betsy August 2nd, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    wow, just checking in – Melky hit for the cycle? Wow = when is the last time a Yankee did that? How’d CC pitch? I was out for the whole day? How’d Phil pitch?

    Too bad the Sox are winning….naturally Vmart had 5 hits, but who cares? As long as the Yankees won……thanks!

  943. Leah August 2nd, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    “Pete, Jhonny Nunez wasn’t acquired for Tyler Clippard, Albaladejo was.

    Nunez was traded for Alberto Gonzalez. Just wanted to clear that up”

    I thought so :)

  944. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Trisha – You get the YES channel right? They always show an encore presentation. Probably at 11pm tonight, then 9am tomorrow.

  945. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I missed 95% of this entire game due to lunch out and shopping. I left the mall and put the game on in my car just in time to hear Melky hit a triple to complete the cycle. This news almost caused me to get into a car accident.

    Congratulations Melky!!!!!!!!!!!!

  946. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    “Oh come on Melk, you can speak English. He’s just being lazy, lil’ punk.”

    Think so.

    :)

  947. RhapsodyInBlue August 2nd, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Melky

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0XAI-PFQcA

  948. S.A.--Serenity Now August 2nd, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    We won. :D

  949. Johnny D. August 2nd, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    So what did we learn this weekend?

    1. We need starting pitching.
    2. Our current pitchers need to buckle down.
    3. Yankees need to work on their defense.

  950. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I guess Melky gets the belt today, but Hairston had another very good game today that will get lost in the shuffle.

  951. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Hey, where’s AJ with the pie?

    Melky needs a pie, he’s earned it with today’s performance.

    Make it banana cream.

  952. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    BBFAN – I give more insight on this blog than all the pom pom cheerleaders put together. Girardi was lucky his moves didn’t backfire. He should have let Hughes start the 8th. Pinch hitting Posada in a big spot today was destined to fail. How does he PH for Hairston today but lets Ransom hit yesterday?

  953. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    not having Gardner here is a loss. Regardless of how good melky plays. they can play both of them at the same time they have many times this year. gardner can be a late inning baserunner or defensive replacement..

    why since melky had a historic day does it diminish the loss of gardenr? people have total black and white views no ability for nuance..

    what if melky gets hurt? Of course Gardner getting hurt hurts the team unless you like damon, swisher, or hinske roaming the outfield late in a game trying to hold onto a lead….

  954. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Betsy-

    Last cycle was Tony Fernandez on September 13, 1995 (I think it was the 13th- It was def Sept 1995)

  955. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    CB, That’s how I’ve heard the revenue share system works, however it was never as clearly explained as well as you just did…..

  956. timo August 2nd, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Yanks maintain 19-year long streak of not being swept in four on the road (not since June ’90 at Fenway). Two more four-gamers on the road this year (at SEA and at TOR).

    Yanks were swept four at Yankee Stadium by Toronto in May ’03.

  957. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Okay-

    I was close, the date was September 3, 1995. Not sure why my brain decided it was the 13th

  958. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Scorp – I don’t get the encores. I’m blacked out of them.

    :(

  959. CM (Joe Girardi=GI Joe) August 2nd, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Good win for the Yankees. Never thought Melky would hit for the cycle! I mean, it just seemed so unlikely! Hopefully, this team can steamroll into Toronto.

  960. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    It’s good to see Cabrera’s bat heating up again. That will really help the bottom of the order and in turn, help the top. Nothing better for two young players like gardner and Cabrera pushing each other. Cabrera could be coasting, knowing that he has center field for at least mosy of the month of August.

  961. Mattingly, Shave those Sideburns August 2nd, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Yeah I know RS, the Yankees only concern is their 5th starter, but I mean what team doesn’t have some form of weakness? Red Sox need a 4th and 5th starter because Smoltz and Penny are less than desirable. Our outfield is fine, I feel like at least one of (Swisher, Melky, Hinske, Gardner) step up each game, with Damon being pretty consistent. With the addition of Hairston Jr., we should be fine without a dominant outfielder since e have so many options with our plethora of utility players. Our Infield is better than anyones in baseball, by far.

  962. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    We might see an OF defensive substitution of

    Melky in LF, Gardner in CF, Hairston in RF

    If a ball drops betweens them they should all run laps.

  963. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Trivia question:

    1) Has anyone ever hit an inside the park home run as part of a cycle?

  964. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    RhapsodyInBlue -

    YES!

    :)

  965. matt a August 2nd, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    this is probably the worst day in tony fernandez’s life.

    and did anyone catch the crazy white sox fan to the right of the ump going nuts after every call, whether it be ball or strike? very entertaining

  966. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “Yes, the team’s stadium revenue–tickets, suites, advertising, concessions–is likely to go up by more than $100 million this season. But MLB permits teams to deduct stadium-operating and debt expenses from revenue before calculating the amount the league will take from them to subsidize other teams. Last season the Yankees had to hand over $95 million to the league so it could be distributed to teams like the Florida Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays. In the new stadium the Yankees’ deductible expenses will be around $100 million, enough to wipe out the windfall in revenue.”

    I think if we read this carefully, it is correct.
    In the begining it clearly states debt service and operating expenses are deducted from the revenue which is correct.

    The last statement is confusing on first read, but it is correct as well. What it implies is that with new stadium, Yanks revenues will increase by $100 mil (calling it windfall) and it will be offset (or wiped out) by the debt service and operating expenses.

  967. Scorpio August 2nd, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “I don’t get the encores. I’m blacked out of them.”

    What a rip-off! But I’m positive they’ll have the clips of all 4 hits on Yesnetwork.com

  968. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    “Who said V-Mart was not going to help the Sox? 5 hits!”

    he was hitting .190 since May. I doubt he keeps it up.

  969. YoDawg August 2nd, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    “I’ve been watching Derek Jeter since his arrival in 96….He’s just the perfect baseball player….”

    Ummm…Albert Pujols.

  970. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Betsy
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    wow, just checking in – Melky hit for the cycle? Wow = when is the last time a Yankee did that? How’d CC pitch? I was out for the whole day? How’d Phil pitch?

    Too bad the Sox are winning….naturally Vmart had 5 hits, but who cares? As long as the Yankees won……thanks!

    ————————————————————

    Last time was Tony fernandez in 1995. Fernandez was a great shortstop and without the injuries was a borderline HOFer. Some punk came in and took his job when he was hurt in ST of ’96. Punk’s name escapes me, but last name began with a J.

  971. Mattingly, Shave those Sideburns August 2nd, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Matt A, are you referring to the kid next to an old woman and a security guard?

  972. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I still don’t see CC as an ace, but his performance today, esp. after he gave up those 4 runs is what makes him a solid pitcher. He settled down, stopped those hot Chicago bats, kept his team in the game, thus giving them the chance to get the win. I say he did a fine job. He’s a horse, and he proved that today.

    I think that Hairston pickup is going to pay dividends later on, today was just a taste of what this guy brings to the table. Good pickup by Cashman.

    Phil did his job, and Mo, well, what do you say about a man who is the closest thing to a “for sure save” as their is in baseball.

    I think the Yankees beat Halladay on Tuesday, and Mitre turn it around on Wed. That’s how important this win today was. Every indication was a Chicago sweep, but they got the win. Huge, Huge, win for their swagger going into Toronto.

  973. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Scorp – when YES first hit the airwaves we who are out of market got everything. MLB managed to get its grubby financial fingers in it and all of a sudden we stopped getting encores AND Yankeeographies. Reason? “There is MLB content in both.” Why we get to see Yankee Classics is beyond me, based on that reasoning. But that’s the way it is. I’m pretty sure we also don’t get Yankee Magazine. But we do get Kids On Deck, or whatever it’s called.

  974. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Destiny is Dynasty-

    Yes. 6 times in the AL, 16 in the NL

  975. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Josh Willingham is on a tear for the Nats

  976. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    A getaway win is very special…..The trip back home & the off day will be pleasant…..

  977. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Pat M.,

    It’s a confusing subject and I’m not sure if I have it right because I have heard it described in two ways.

    Most places, like Forbes, are suggesting that the new stadium service debt + operational expenses will completely negate any revenue sharing payments the yankees will have to make.

    This would not be possible if the revenue sharing agreement issue were given by the following:

    Gross local revenue – (debt service + operations) * 31%.

    If that were the case then the yankees would still be paying something into revenue sharing – it would be much less than they otherwise would. But it still wouldn’t be a net zero. There’s no way they could zero out.

    Now this might be wrong.

    Because from what I’ve read in the collective bargaining agreement when I looked it up a while ago the revenue sharing formula was in fact as given above. After reading Forbes and other articles on the new stadium I was assuming i was misreading the CBA.

    So it’s either they yankees pay nothing in revenue sharing. Or they pay nothing on the marginal new revenue that they are deriving from the new stadium.

    And there’s a big difference between those two. I might be confused or misinterpreting that forbes article but I think that’s the issue.

  978. Pel August 2nd, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    YES post-game Booth Report with Nancy Newman, Michael Kay, and Al Leiter:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/63536752756ceb14/

  979. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I don’t care whether Burnett or Sabathia are aces or not. They are damned fine pitchers that would start for any team in baseball. Hughes and Chamberlain should grow to be just like them. Of course have a pitcher like Pettitte backing them is something any team would take.

  980. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    So, Matt, what are the five things you like about Yanks. If you are a fan of Yanks it is not that difficult to come up with a list of five, given they are in the first place in the division.

    Also, not knowing your age, what would you have done with Yanks in the eighties?

  981. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Sox get Garza and Price against Lester and Penny. Edge to the Rays especially if Price pitches like he did in his last game. Yankees get Halladay and the rookie who I won’t even try to type out. He is very good. Yankees need to solid pitching performances and need to grind these games out on offense. Jays no longer have Rolen and Downs back on the DL. They are playing for nothing now just like the Orioles and other teams, hit them early and see if they roll over and play dead.

  982. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “I’ve been watching Derek Jeter since his arrival in 96….He’s just the perfect baseball player….”

    “Ummm…Albert Pujols.”

    I think he was referring to the perfect nonusing baseball player…

    ;)

    By the way I absolutely believe Pujols is on that list.

    Speaking of the list, I know there was one that was published and was later “discredited.” Yet all of the names seem to be the ones that are cropping up, including Bronson Arroyo, who already outed himself. I’m beginning to think it may be the real McCoy! (I didn’t check to see if Pujols is on it since I don’t know where to find it right now, so if he isn’t, that would certainly shoot down my theories!)

  983. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Which do you think is more difficult to accomplish:

    Pitching a no-hitter or hitting for the cycle?

  984. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Erica,

    I wouldn’t have guessed it happened that many times…

  985. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    “Josh Willingham is on a tear for the Nats”

    Great for him, the Nats, and my fantasy team!

    “A getaway win is very special…..The trip back home & the off day will be pleasant…..”

    OH YEAH!

  986. Eights August 2nd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I have a question.

    I’ll be graduating College at the end of this year (May 2010), and I am thinking about moving to California. Is it possible to get YES out there?

  987. MCA August 2nd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    “Has anyone ever hit an inside the park home run as part of a cycle?”

    yes, Harry Danning of the New York Giants, did it on June 15th, 1940.

    Yeah, I google’d it.

  988. Tom in N.J. August 2nd, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Where is Giradi’s presser taking place?

  989. vey August 2nd, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    CC isn’t an ACE,but he’s good.Hairston jr,is excited to be a Yankee.He said he’ll play where ever they need him.

    ACE=Stopper, most aces at this point in the season,are winning game 13-14,not CC,HE’S AT 11.

  990. JK August 2nd, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Penny = 5.07 era
    Smoltz = 7.12 era
    Buchholz = 6.04 era

  991. Pel August 2nd, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Girardi’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/63536998360f61d6/

  992. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Eights. Absolutely. I know that if you sign up for DirectTv, you will be able to get YES.

  993. Pel August 2nd, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    >Where is Giradi’s presser taking place?

    loading dock

  994. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Melky has the third highest OPS of any centerfielder in the AL.

    Only Adam Jones and Hunter are ahead of him.

    If he could actually put up an .800 OPS season in CF with the overall defense he plays – that is an enormously valuable player.

  995. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    “Which do you think is more difficult to accomplish:
    Pitching a no-hitter or hitting for the cycle?”
    ========

    I think they are both extremely difficult, but if you put a gun to my head, I would say pitching a no hitter is more difficult, since you have to shut down a whole team for 9 innings.

  996. Terry from NH August 2nd, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Mo’s 12th season with 30 or more saves… What an great iconic player he’s been!

  997. The Phranchise August 2nd, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Complaining about AJ or CC is a joke at this point. They are by far the best pitchers signed in the offseason. There are none outside of Lackey this offseason and I would take both our guys hands down over Lackey. They are better than any pitchers we have had here in years and outside of a handful of bad starts they have given the Yankees opportunities to win games. Both have eaten good innings. And over their careers both finish the years strong so hope that continues. It’s amazing people complain about CC not being an ace. If he isn’t, who is? People point to Beckett, look at his starts against the Rays, Yankees and Phillies this year. Beckett his last seven starts, two against the Orioles, two against the A’s, one against the Rangers, one against KC. So he has dominated poor comptetion and the game he lost was the Rangers game in those games. You could have plenty of so-called aces on this team and people would find fault. The way people go after Joba I can only imagine what abuse a guy like King Felix would get.

  998. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    “Which do you think is more difficult to accomplish:

    Pitching a no-hitter or hitting for the cycle?”

    There many more cycles than no-hitters.
    So, I guess no-hitters are more difficult.

  999. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    vey
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    CC isn’t an ACE,but he’s good.Hairston jr,is excited to be a Yankee.He said he’ll play where ever they need him.

    ACE=Stopper, most aces at this point in the season,are winning game 13-14,not CC,HE’S AT 11.

    ————————————————————

    You realize that only one pitcher in baseball has 13 wins, right? Share some more gems like this with everyone.

  1000. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Matt, in you estimation is there anything the Yankees do right? If so, what is it? Also if so, if there is any reason you don’t feel any need to mention it ever?

    Thank!

    WOO HOO!!!

    :)

  1001. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Destiny is Dynasty-

    Based purely on stats:
    There have been 286 Cycles (i believe this number was updated for Melky) and 263 no-nos.

    Based on that, I would say the no hitter appears more difficult. But my gut tells me the cycle is harder. Because I think I have seen less of them. Most of the cycles I see in the record books seem to have been in the infancy of baseball and the game was different then.

    And I was surprised too there were that many with in the park homeruns

  1002. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Did CC use to throw a ton of sliders?

    Is he not throwing it at all now…

    I thought he use to pitch like randy honson, heat and a slider down and in to righties.. Has he changed his pitch selection drastically???

    thanks…

  1003. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    BBFan
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    “Which do you think is more difficult to accomplish:

    Pitching a no-hitter or hitting for the cycle?”

    There many more cycles than no-hitters.
    So, I guess no-hitters are more difficult.

    ****

    There have only been 23 more cycles. That is not a huge number

  1004. Pel August 2nd, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    CC’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/6353717004dd5d22/

  1005. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I have a question.
    I’ll be graduating College at the end of this year (May 2010), and I am thinking about moving to California. Is it possible to get YES out there?
    =========

    Trish is right, if you get satellite, I think you get YES. I have cable (TimeWarner), and I do not get YES.

  1006. Richie August 2nd, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Nice win. Great game for Melky. I really wish the manager would stop wasting Hughes.

  1007. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Tricia, Albert is a great ballplayer…However he lacks speed…And because of his great slugging prowness, he’s not asked to do the little things that Derek excells at….My comment was meant to read that Derek Jeter excells at all aspects of a baseball player…..

  1008. m August 2nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Phranchise,

    Interesting thoughts. People complained about the overkill with both CC & AJ, but he knew what the FA pitching market would be like for ’10. So, AJ was a good pre-emptive signing.

    That’s why the Sox holding onto Laptops was an important move. But they’re still going to have to sign at least 2 free agent pitchers over the winter. If they were smart, they would’ve signed Derek Lowe for 3 years. But, oh well. :)

  1009. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Pepitone
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    “Which do you think is more difficult to accomplish:
    Pitching a no-hitter or hitting for the cycle?”
    ========

    I think they are both extremely difficult, but if you put a gun to my head, I would say pitching a no hitter is more difficult, since you have to shut down a whole team for 9 innings.

    ————————————————————

    Yes, but, there are at 18 starting hitters in each game vs 2 starting pitchers. The number is 255 no hitters vs 278 cycles as of today.

  1010. Chocolate Chip August 2nd, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Another quality start by CC, 10 hits & 5 runs in 7 innings, God help us.

  1011. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    i get Yes and I live in LA Calif.

    Directv else you will not get it…

  1012. m August 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Pujols has a huge flaw. One that may never be rectified.

  1013. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Note of interest…Since Tony Fernandez hit for the cycle in 95, the Yanks have had 2 perfect games in that span of time….Almost a 3rd with Mussina, except for Ex-Yankee Carl Evertt’s 9th inning heroics……

  1014. gretting August 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “Fernandez was a great shortstop and without the injuries was a borderline HOFer.”

    I hope this was sarcasm.

  1015. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    “Who said V-Mart was not going to help the Sox? 5 hits!”

    If Arod got 5 hits in an 18 run slaughter of the O’s, it would be called stat-padding.

  1016. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    GB7-

    Where did you get your stats from? According to Wikipedia, there were 286 cycles and 263 no-nos.

  1017. TJ August 2nd, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    BTW…it wasn’t just REDSOX “security guys”….one of them is Jerry Remy’s son…you know the Red Sox TV announcer….who happens to be on sick leave.
    Think junior had any access?????????????

  1018. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Pat M….
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    Note of interest…Since Tony Fernandez hit for the cycle in 95, the Yanks have had 2 perfect games in that span of time….Almost a 3rd with Mussina, except for Ex-Yankee Carl Evertt’s 9th inning heroics……

    ***

    Don’t forget Doc’s no hitter in 1996!!!!!

  1019. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Erica – always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    BBFan
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    “Which do you think is more difficult to accomplish:

    Pitching a no-hitter or hitting for the cycle?”

    There many more cycles than no-hitters.
    So, I guess no-hitters are more difficult.

    ****

    There have only been 23 more cycles. That is not a huge number
    ***********
    But if you think about it, it is more rare. You have a lot more chances for a cycle to be hit. 18 per game, than a no hitter 2 per game.

  1020. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    This is not meant to be a criticism, but….

    Am I imagining things or is Jose Molina considerably heavier than last year?

  1021. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    tony fernandez was a very good player no where near a HOF. There are about 250 hall of famers, it is for the best of the best…Mattingley deserves it more then Fernandez by far…

    the best of the best go to cooperstown…..Moose may make it and I think he deserves it especially after doing his thing in the roid era….

  1022. jennifer August 2nd, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    GreenBeret7

    You beat me to it! BOO hiss!

  1023. YoDawg August 2nd, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    “Albert is a great ballplayer…However he lacks speed…And because of his great slugging prowness, he’s not asked to do the little things that Derek excells at…”

    Ok. Well, I guess your idea of a perfect baseball player is Derek Jeter. I’ll happily take Pujols, ten times over.

  1024. M August 2nd, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Bannister threw a gem today at TB.

    What was the rumored offer? Too bad CASHman committed money to the likes of Ransom and Marte and could not afford this guy.

    I am glad though that Hal has given him a limit so now maybe CASHman will have to think about the roster a little bit instead of just writing checks.

  1025. Pel August 2nd, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Molina’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/6353745063a7d0a8/

  1026. Tom in N.J. August 2nd, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I was just about to post the same point, GB.

    all 18 hitters could theoretically hit for the cycle in any given game.

    Only 2 starting pitchers have the chance to throw a no-no.

  1027. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    if that was remy’s son you see what he looks like in the picture. that is not from only working out hard at the gym he looks like a monster……

    you sure that is remy’s son?????

  1028. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    I was just about to post the same point, GB.

    all 18 hitters could theoretically hit for the cycle in any given game.

    Only 2 starting pitchers have the chance to throw a no-no.

    ****

    The probability of the cycle is greater. I will give you that. But thats nothing into account for the degree of difficulty

  1029. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    “There have only been 23 more cycles. That is not a huge number.”

    You are right.

  1030. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Pat M….
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    Tricia, Albert is a great ballplayer…However he lacks speed…And because of his great slugging prowness, he’s not asked to do the little things that Derek excells at….My comment was meant to read that Derek Jeter excells at all aspects of a baseball player…..
    ===========

    Exactly, and let me add one other thing, Derek Jeter brings those intangibles that all great players bring – the ability to make everyone around you better. He has that air of confidence that gives others confidence. That’s a quality that no statistic can measure. It is no accident that the Yankee dynasty began in Jeter’s rookie year. And it is also no accident that they have been winners every year he’s been on the roster.
    =======
    Yeah, GB7, you are right, that’s why I said for me it is too difficult to choose which is harder to accomplish.

  1031. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    YoDawg,With a name like that I’m not surprised that you failed to understand what my comment meant….Erica, good call on Doc Gooden’s no-no….

  1032. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    gretting
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    “Fernandez was a great shortstop and without the injuries was a borderline HOFer.”

    I hope this was sarcasm.

    ————————————————————

    Fernandez was a much better hitter than Ozzie Smith and nearly his rqual on defense. You might want to check the numbers. Because of the injury in ’95 that cost him 50 games and all of 1996 along with the strike, he’s sitting on 2600 hits instead of 2400.

  1033. m August 2nd, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Pat M,

    I totally agree with you about Jeter. There have been great players through the years, but Jeter’s been the perfect player for the Yankees.

  1034. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Pat M – my response was to YoDawg, who mentioned Pujols as a possibility of a perfect player. I was disagreeing with his take on Pujols.

    I agree about Jeter!

  1035. Matt August 2nd, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Pat M….
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    Note of interest…Since Tony Fernandez hit for the cycle in 95, the Yanks have had 2 perfect games in that span of time….Almost a 3rd with Mussina, except for Ex-Yankee Carl Evertt’s 9th inning heroics……

    Carl Everett never played for the Yankees. You should do some research before posting inaccuracies.

  1036. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    My typo. He was just short of 2300 hits.

  1037. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    it is Remy’s son jsut read another article.

    remy played at 170 or so, check out his son..roid body builder scary looking dude….

    what a joke….

  1038. Christina25 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Hey Peter,
    Its funny how you mentioned about these two employees and Mitchell but you neglect to mentioned that they were fired in September of 2008. The Mitchell report came out in 2007. Did you also mentioned that Jennifer’s Steinbrenner stepson was implicated with steroids and served in prison?The Steinbrenners hired him to work on the minor league complex in Florida during spring training. Hmm let me think. Could Arod was getting his supply from this guy?

  1039. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Matt
    August 2nd, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    Pat M….
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    Note of interest…Since Tony Fernandez hit for the cycle in 95, the Yanks have had 2 perfect games in that span of time….Almost a 3rd with Mussina, except for Ex-Yankee Carl Evertt’s 9th inning heroics……

    Carl Everett never played for the Yankees. You should do some research before posting inaccuracies.

    ————————————————————

    Everett was a top draft pick of the Yankees.

  1040. Craigslo August 2nd, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Pujols isn’t a speed demon, but he has speed that is comparable to Jeter’s power ability (meaning, Jeter doesn’t have great power, but he can still hit 10 homers, and similarly Pujols doesn’t have great speed, but he can still swipe 10 bags).

    Well anyway, the only thing that doesn’t make Pujols perfect is his lack of great speed. But Jeter lacks great power, and Jeter’s defense is not as good as Al’s. On a very simple level, that makes Pujols more “perfect” than Jeter.

    Pujols has 52 SBs and 193 HRs since 2005. Jeter has 67 HRs and 93 SBs since 2005. 40 SBs isn’t enough to make up the rest of the gap. Pujols is the ideal baseball performer. The perfect baseball player should be so friggin’ good that he doesn’t need to bunt guys over and move runners over with groundouts…because that is a clear waste of his talents.

  1041. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    “You see with the OPPC. They one 1 out of 4 so they are happy. LOL What a joke.”

    Any day I can get out of bed I’m happy! You?

    And yeah, I did consider being miserable about the fact that it was only 1 out of 4 but since I am grateful for everything I get, I decided to be happy instead. You?

  1042. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Matt,

    I asked for five good things about Yankees.
    Trisa asked for only one.
    Please answer.

  1043. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    It’s amazing how critical Yankees fans are of Joba. Let’s look at how his “future ace” peers are doing.

    Joba Chamberlain: 3.58 ERA, 5.5 ip/start
    Clay Buchholz: 6.05 ERA, 4.8 ip/start
    David Price: 5.10 ERA, 5 ip/start

  1044. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Matt, I see you decided to come back and not fail in being a schmuck…..As GB noted Carl Everett was with the Yankees….

  1045. m August 2nd, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    lol. Looks like someone didn’t do their research before correcting the man with a memory as long as Pat M’s.

  1046. gretting August 2nd, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    “Fernandez was a much better hitter than Ozzie Smith and nearly his rqual on defense. You might want to check the numbers. Because of the injury in ‘95 that cost him 50 games and all of 1996 along with the strike, he’s sitting on 2600 hits instead of 2400.”

    Oh ok I see, it wasn’t sarcasm. Well all I have to say is…LOL!

  1047. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    BBFan
    August 2nd, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Matt,

    I asked for five good things about Yankees.
    Trisa asked for only one.
    Please answer.

    ————————————————————

    The best thing is not hiring Matt to make any decisions in the organization. Including whether the toilet paper roll ends should go under or over the roll.

  1048. Trumpetman August 2nd, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Christina25

    Get a life ! You Red Sox troll. The Red Sox or should we call them the Roid Sox are guilty like every other team so stop trying to make the yankees look like some evil cheating organization. Your Roid Sox organization was involved in your players getting juiced up. So the Sox still SUCK.

  1049. CB August 2nd, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    “Carl Everett never played for the Yankees. You should do some research before posting inaccuracies.”

    What an embarrassing inaccurate post.

    Pot meet kettle.

    Carl Everett was the yankees first round draft pick in 1990.

    He never played for the big league club.

    Here’s a suggestion:

    http://www.google.com

  1050. TurboWei August 2nd, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    What does Clay Buckholz have? I always think he is way overrated.

  1051. SJ44 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Carl Everett was a former first round pick of the Yankees.

  1052. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    “But Jeter lacks great power, and Jeter’s defense is not as good as Al’s.”

    You’re seriously comparing Jeter’s defense at SS to Pujols’ defense at 1B?

    Playing first base is far easier than playing the other infield positions. Tex was an awful third baseman and now he’s one of the better defensive first basemen in the game.

  1053. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I give up on the Jeter statement…..However the next time you talk to a scout and HE tells you that Derek Jeter is the perfect baseball player, then you can tell him he doesn’t know what he speaks of…..

  1054. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    If I am given a choice of whom to take as the foundation of a successful ballclub, Pujols or Jeter, I take Jeter, because shortstop is a more strategic position than first base. Pujols is a beast, no doubt, but Jeter is the “Magic Johnson” of baseball.

    Also, 1 out of 4 is much better than 0 out of 4.

  1055. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Carl Everett was a Yanks minor leaguer.
    They lost him in the expansion draft.

  1056. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    SJ, We’re you at Cominsky today ???? What about lifting Hughes in the 8th ???

  1057. Joe d ( old York) August 2nd, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    What’s up with molinas 4carat ear rings during yes interview?

  1058. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    The cycle depends on two things that not every player has. You have to have some power of sorts and and a decent amount of speed and they both need to show up in the same game.

  1059. Erica - always OPPC August 2nd, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    How does an expansion draft work?

    How much of a say do teams have in which players they give up? Are they compensated in anyway??

    (I didn’t follow baseball very closely during the birth of the last few teams)

  1060. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    RS
    August 2nd, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    It’s amazing how critical Yankees fans are of Joba. Let’s look at how his “future ace” peers are doing.

    Joba Chamberlain: 3.58 ERA, 5.5 ip/start
    Clay Buchholz: 6.05 ERA, 4.8 ip/start
    David Price: 5.10 ERA, 5 ip/start

    ————————-

    Joba had to leave I think after only getting 1 out against baltimore because he got hit in the leg. So his 5.5 ip/start is actually better if you take out that game because he got hurt.

    I never understood people who say Joba is not a starter. Joba has better starting numbers than Hughes, Price, Bucholz and a lot other young pitchers that people consider to be starters.

  1061. Pepitone August 2nd, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    BBFan
    August 2nd, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Matt,
    I asked for five good things about Yankees.
    Trisa asked for only one.
    Please answer.
    ===========

    He won’t answer, Matt is just a negative guy, different strokes…

  1062. MG August 2nd, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    vey
    August 2nd, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    CC isn’t an ACE,but he’s good.Hairston jr,is excited to be a Yankee.He said he’ll play where ever they need him.

    ACE=Stopper, most aces at this point in the season,are winning game 13-14,not CC,HE’S AT 11.
    —————————————-
    using that definition there is ONE ace it baseball, Josh Beckett, who won #13 today. Nice try…

  1063. m August 2nd, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    In reference to these comments, Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy dubbed Everett “Jurassic Carl.” Everett, in turn, referred to Shaughnessy as the “curly-haired boyfriend” of Globe beat writer Gordon Edes,[3] a nickname which stuck after ESPN columnist Bill Simmons started incorporating it into his work.

    from Wikipedia. For your reading pleasure…

  1064. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    “Trish, you need to get back to work. Got Job? LOL”

    I actually quit my job, it didn’t quit me. LOL.

    I figure when I am ready to do some pro bono law I will get back to “work.” LOL

    :lol:

  1065. SJ44 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Pat M,

    Yes I was.

    I didn’t have a problem pulling Hughes. I was surprised he didn’t start the inning.

    At least they won. Played bad baseball all weekend. When that happens, you are happy to take the getaway day game and get out of town.

  1066. RhapsodyInBlue August 2nd, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Montero done for the season with a broken finger.

  1067. Rose August 2nd, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Good win for Yanks. CC hung in there and gave them innings.

    Congrats to the Melkman.

  1068. 77513 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Hairston, Gardner and Melky the yankees finally have good fielding outfield that they can used late in games. That is going to be important especially in close games in the postseason.

  1069. Phil August 2nd, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    What’s with all the meanness? We won!

    CC may have figured something out, and Melky was the BOMB! First homegrown Yankee to hit for the cycle since Murcer!

  1070. Pat M.... August 2nd, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    SJ, The sun does shine a bit brighter after winning the last game of a bad series……What Steak / Chop House did you visit ?????

  1071. Christina25 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Trumpetman
    I cant wait until your team get exposed. Let see who is going to be on the list.

  1072. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    “Our ace 7 innings, 10 hits 5 runs.
    Sox ace 7 innings, 6 hits 0 runs.
    They just are not the same, Beckett rules.”

    Did they face the same opposition?

  1073. Phil August 2nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    yeah, Raul, cause all opponents are the same and all games are played under the same conditions. It’s all completely transitive!!!!!!!!!!!

  1074. Peter Abraham August 2nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Montero is hurt? Really? I wish I had reported that.

  1075. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    “What’s with all the meanness? We won!”

    Phil, if someone wants to chance screennames and act out their emotional distraught because we’re not all vomiting bile and taking tranquilizers over this series, I think Raul has the right to do so.

    The rest of us will just continue to celbrate today’s win!

    :D

  1076. Phil August 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Didn’t CC have a complete game shutout or one run game against Baltimore in Baltimore earlier this season?

  1077. xyz August 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    an excerpt from Molina’s post-game interview:

    “Are you gonna finish that ham sandwich?”

  1078. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    One last thing about no hitters vs cycles. There have been 22 pitchers with multiple no hitters (including those with 3 no hitters, one with 4 and one with 7). There have been about 21 with more than one cycle and only 3 with 3 cycles (no, PAT M, that would not be a tricycle).

  1079. BBFan August 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    “I cant wait until your team get exposed. Let see who is going to be on the list.”

    Don’t hold your breath.
    Most of the suspected Yanks are already exposed.
    Most of the suspected Sox are still to be exposed.

  1080. YoDawg August 2nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Pujols over Jeter is a no-brainer. Come on now. If you are talking about the Derek Jeter from from 1998-1999, then it’s worth thinking about, although ultimately Pujols is still better. But if you are talking about right now, it is a no-brainer. Seriously. Heck, people are talking about moving Jeter off of SS soon. He is far from the ideal defensive SS. His asset is that he plays ok defense (at best) with very good offensive production at a position where offense is scarce. Pujols plays all-time great offense at a position where good offense is expected, and his defense is among the best in the league at that position as well. We’re talking about an all-time great player here. He is quite possibly one of the 10 best baseball players of all-time. All-time.

    Why is this even a debate here?

  1081. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Fellow lefty “non-ace” Cole Hamels has a 4.68 ERA after giving up 6 runs to the vaunted Giants’ lineup.

  1082. Giuseppe Franco August 2nd, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Christina25 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Trumpetman
    I cant wait until your team get exposed. Let see who is going to be on the list.

    ———–

    Uh, haven’t they already been exposed?

    No team took more jabs than the Yankees when the Mitchell Report was revealed and it wasn’t even close.

    However, we’re now seeing that they were far from the only team doing so. It happened in every clubhouse across MLB. We just don’t know to what degree other teams were involved.

  1083. RS August 2nd, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Btw, the Angels have passed the Yankees for most runs scored in baseball and best record in the AL. That team is scary…

  1084. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    again we need to do a mental profile on the roid sox fans that blog here. the yeither have no friends, want attention, or are just miserable people.. I have zero interest to post on a roid sox blog..

    why do christine and her bunch of trolls need to do it????

    CC only had about 90 pitches going into the 8th and girardi takes CC being a innings eater real seriously….

  1085. TJ August 2nd, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Stuart,
    I’m sure it’s Remy’s son:
    “Cyr told police he had bought the drug from Remy, the son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy.”
    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....oids_case/

  1086. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    So much for George Mitchell’s integrity, huh?

  1087. stuart August 2nd, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Tj

    thanks I saw that after. See his picture???That guy did not get that build from genetics his dad was a weak hitting 2b who maybe weighed 175, he looks like a pro wrestler…..

  1088. SJ44 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    You can tell all the children and trolls come out to play in here anytime the Yankees lose a series.

    You just mock them and laugh at them and they will move on.

    Pat M,

    Gene and Georgetti’s last night and Gibson’s after Thursday nights game.

    Those are my two favorites when it comes to steak in this town.

  1089. m August 2nd, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    YoDawg,

    It’s only a debate because you insist on having one.

    We’re all for different POV, but just cuz you say so doesn’t make it so.

  1090. Phil August 2nd, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    So Remy’s kid is taking the fall for a Boston PED culture that goes back to Lynn and Rice in `79. NICE!

  1091. I Am Iron Man August 2nd, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Why would anyone bother to respond to Christina25? She’s obviously baiting you, don’t bite.

    Either she’s using a proxy server, or Pete doesn’t mind her incessant trolling.

    Either way, in this case silence is definitely golden.

  1092. YoDawg August 2nd, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    “We’re all for different POV, but just cuz you say so doesn’t make it so.”

    The numbers say so.

  1093. TJ August 2nd, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    “again we need to do a mental profile on the roid sox fans that blog here”
    They would need to have a brain in order to do a mental profile…there are no brains in STEROID NATION!
    Although…they are very fond of their buddy George Mitchell!

  1094. I Am Iron Man August 2nd, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Remy’s son is also a woman beater.

    Stay classy, Boston.

  1095. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who says she doesn't trust you but she does trust the Yankees! August 2nd, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Remy’s kid was also arrested for domestic violence in the pretty recent past. That actually may lend new dimension to the arrest since we know all about the rage part of roid rage.

  1096. TJ August 2nd, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I thought the best part of the story was when he got caught stealing WS Jackets from 07.
    So he admits being a user, selling roids to Cyr and stealing jackets from the RedSox but it never occurred to him to deal roids to any of the Sox players.
    That would be silly…they were paying him 11 bucks an hour.

  1097. GreenBeret7 August 2nd, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Kyle Higashioka is the big bat in Staten Island’s 4-0 lead today. 1-2 with a 3 run homer.


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