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Game 112: Blue Jays at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 10, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (69-42)
Jeter SS
Swisher RF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Posada DH
Cano 2B
Hairston LF
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Pitching: RHP Sergio Mitre (1-0, 7.50).

BLUE JAYS (53-57)
Scutaro SS
Hill 2B
Lind DH
Overbay 1B
Wells CF
Rios RF
Encarnacion 3B
Barajas C
Inglett LF

Pitching: LHP Marc Rzepczynski (1-3, 3.74).

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

STATS OF THE ‘STRIPES: The Yankees have won seven straight, 18 of 23 and 31 of 41. They have won 13 of 14 at Yankee Stadium and 18 of 21. They have a 6.5-game lead in the American League East and they also have the best record in baseball. So, the state of the ‘stripes is pretty good.

PITCHING PRIDE: The pitching staff has a 2.50 ERA in the winning streak, allowing 56 runs and 20 hits over 69 innings. The Yankees have thrown 62 percent of their pitches for strikes and held opponents to a .224 batting average.

CLASSIC TRAP GAME? Let’s see, the Yankees have won seven straight. They just finished an emotional four-game series against Boston played before the first sold-out crowds at the Stadium. They are 7-2 against Toronto this season and facing a pitcher they beat last Wednesday. Today is one of those true tests of professionalism type of games.

THE RIVERA REPORT: Mariano Rivera has not allowed a run since June 12, a stretch of 21.1 innings. His ERA has dropped to 1.88. However … Mo has allowed six hits and three walks in his last 5.1 innings. That’s an unheard-of (for him) 1.68 WHIP. The man is going to give up a run eventually and he’s showing signs of it, perhaps.

A-ROD MOVES UP THE LIST: Alex Rodriguez hit career home run No. 574 last night. That gave him sole possession of ninth place all-time. Next up: Mark McGwire, who hit 583 homers. Frank Robinson is in seventh place with 586 homers.

SURGING: The Yankees are 27 games over .500, their best record since the end of the 2006 season when they were 97-65.

CATCH ME NOW I’M FALLING: The Blue Jays were 27-14 and had a 3.5-game lead in the American League East on May 18. They are 26-43 (.376) since. The Yankees were in third place and 4.5 games out at that point. Let this be a lesson to those of you who fret about the standings in May.

ROSTER UPDATE: Cody Ransom cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Scranton.

OH, SERGIO: The Yankees have won three of the four games Mitre has started. But he has allowed 15 earned runs and 32 hits over 18 innings.

ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: Go Amanda by Steve Earle.

AS FOR ME: I’m taking the Toronto series off like a lazy dog. Headed to Seattle on Wednesday to start yet another long road trip (10 games in 11 days) and it’s time to relax a little. Thanks to Ernie Palladino for calling in the lineup today. I’ll chip in with some updates from time to time.

Enjoy the game.

UPDATE, 6:44 p.m.: Blue Jays unload Alex Rios and his contract on the White Sox via waiver claim. That’s $60 million off their books. Huge break for the Jays given that Rios is not worth that kind of money in the current baseball economy.

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1,670 Responses to “Game 112: Blue Jays at Yankees”

  1. Donson August 10th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    That’s an interesting little lineup there, govnah.

  2. Evan D. August 10th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    #1 on the Game thread….(I think).

  3. AndrewYF August 10th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Is something wrong with Posada or Matsui?

  4. Eights August 10th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I was off on my lineup guess.

    Bummer.

  5. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    This was the exact lineup I imagined, but I didn’t submit to Erica because of her capricious and discriminatory rules.

  6. Andrew August 10th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Well I was right about Damon getting the night off. Thought Matsui would play. Does this mean Eric Hinske is the emergency catcher?

  7. Evan D. August 10th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Damn – #2 I guess…

    I had the right players – but mixed the Hairston/Cabrera order. And I’m surprised Matsui is getting back to back days off despite the lefty.

    So close.

  8. Ramey - Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL August 10th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    nobody guessed Posada at dh, did they?

  9. RCK August 10th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I really thought they’d rest Alex. He looked so rickety running the bases last night. Maybe tomorrow.

  10. CM (MLB needs to use instant replay more) August 10th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I was off by a mile on my lineup guess. Thought, A-Rod would get the day off.

  11. BR August 10th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Repost

    Yeah and this Jose Reyes thing Francessa keeps pushing is getting pretty annoying. Speaking of the Red Sox pulling off a blockbuster trade this offseason where is all this great talent and deep farm system they supposedly have?

    Bucholz is their prize pitcher but he has looked bad and hasn’t Lars Anderson (the guy everyone in Red Sox Nation pointed to after they missed out on Tex) been awful at Double-A. I heard Bowden is good, but suddenly when the Red Sox have tons of holes you don’t see them being filled by their “amazing” farm system.

    My question is for someone with more knowledge of the situation… Is their farm system really that deep?

  12. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I wasn’t even remotely close.

  13. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Congratulations go out to Joe Girardi who completely eluded LoHud and won today’s round of “Guess the Line Up”.

    Unbelievable. 36 of you participants and threw 21 different line ups at me and NONE of you were right.

    Tune in tomorrow at 2 for another thrilling round of “Guess the Line Up”. Please try to do better :-)

  14. Drive 4-5 August 10th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    AS of 7PM the glow from the weekend unfortunately must dim. The Jays are throwing 3 pitchers at us with very repectable ERA’s.

    Interesting lineup with both Posada and Molina in it. Let’s keep the petal to the metal. Go Yanks!!

  15. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    This is exactly the type of line up I’d expect to see the day after a team clinches a playoff spot. It feels like it, too.

    BUT OMG GUYS THIS IS SO SO AWESOME

    I went to a Trenton game on Saturday and through the clubhouse manager, I got a get well soon card to Jesus Montero

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com.....b256_o.jpg

    “”Rebecca,

    It was great to meet you this weekend. Hope you and your friends had fun and that you’ll visit again sometime.

    I gave Jesus your card Sunday after the game. He loved that your message inside was written in Spanish.

    T”

  16. Andrew August 10th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Did Joe Girardi win this time? I hate it when Joe wins–well, I don’t hate it when Joe wins the real game, just the lineup guessing game.

  17. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Btw- I hate this line up. Not only did no one guess it, but MPB is out of it! ARGH!

  18. mark August 10th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    has tex had a day off since may?

  19. pat August 10th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Loading up on the righties tonight.

  20. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Andrew
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    Well I was right about Damon getting the night off. Thought Matsui would play. Does this mean Eric Hinske is the emergency catcher?

    ***
    I thought Jeter would get a night off. The man hasn’t had one in ages

  21. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Andrew
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    Did Joe Girardi win this time? I hate it when Joe wins–well, I don’t hate it when Joe wins the real game, just the lineup guessing game.

    ***

    I hate when the wins “Guess the Line Up” too. It makes me feel like I just wasted my time. LOL

  22. Andrew August 10th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Here is, hopefully, the scouting report on Rzepzchisfahaskh: he throws lots and lots of curveballs.

  23. S.A.--Relax, Relate, Release August 10th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    That’s awesome Rebecca :lol:

  24. Ed - campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) August 10th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Rebecca, that card is awesome!!!!

  25. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Nick in SF
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    This was the exact lineup I imagined, but I didn’t submit to Erica because of her capricious and discriminatory rules
    ****

    I am an evil and maniacal person :evil:

    What is wrong with my “its my game and I’ll make the rules up as I go along” attitude???

  26. Ed - campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) August 10th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    SA,

    JINX! LOL. =)

  27. DT - OPPC member August 10th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    woohooo, I won guess the lineup!
    That is the EXACT line-up I submitted tomorrow.

  28. Stultus Magnus August 10th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    mark August 10th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    has tex had a day off since may?

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

    Ransom played 1st a week or so ago…

  29. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I told you Erica.

    Don’t worry, I’ll drop your name to him over a post movie cocktail.

  30. m August 10th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I for one, love it when Girardi outsmarts you guys. And he should, it’s his job!

  31. Andrew August 10th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Teixeira has also DH’ed some here and there. I know Swisher has played first a few times. Also if I remember correctly didn’t Teixeira make it clear early in the season that he likes to receive something like 1 day off a month?

  32. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    MaineYankee
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    Btw- You guys threw so many different line ups at me today that if Joe Girardi wins I will be angry at all of you!

    ————————————————-

    I bet you didn’t know when you started the game you’d have to hire some help to keep up
    ***

    You have no idea….

    If I win the lottery I am hiring staff people to help me professionally run “Guess the Line Up”. And I will offer cash prizes. But that requires me winning the lottery

  33. miggs August 10th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Francesa keeps talking about ARod being hurt and not running hard.

    No way Girardi plays him if he’s hurt, especially at 3rd base. The fact that he’s in the lineup and playing the field should ease any fears that he’s hurt.

  34. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    we’re going to see all the vets getting a day off. My guess is tomorrow Alex, than tex, than jeter. Cano also hasn’t had a day off in ages.

  35. henner August 10th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    nobody guessed Posada at dh, did they?

    *****************

    I did — but I also had Damon playing left and hitting second

  36. DT - OPPC member August 10th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I blame the odd Girardi line-up on the new braces. He just isn’t himself.
    You can’t grimace and mumble and make out a line-up with confidence.

  37. Stultus Magnus August 10th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Go over to the Globe and take part in the poll and swing the vote to “He lied!”

    http://tiny.cc/ortizpoll

  38. Ham Fighters August 10th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    yeah, i love it when girardi wins.

  39. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Ed: I know, right?

    I do that doodle in my notebooks all the time (I usually don’t label it, though), and now it’s been perfected!

    Ahh my day is so totally made!

  40. Jake August 10th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Terrible lineup

    Whu is Molina in there? He is an automatic out and played already on Saturday.

    Hairston again? I guess the 0-4 yesterday earned him another start!

    Damon is swinging a hot bat and he is out of the lineup? And where is Matsui who was also hot?

    Leave it to Joe to stall momentum after a win streak

  41. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I thought Jeter would get a night off. The man hasn’t had one in ages
    ____________________________________________________________
    I thought it would be Jetes too, but he’ll most likely get a day off before the road trip. He needs to get that avg back up in the 320′s, I think his BA took a bit of a hit this weekend :(

  42. S.A.--Relax, Relate, Release August 10th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) August 10th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    SA,

    JINX! LOL. =)

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

    :P

  43. MaineYankee August 10th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    BR

    What I know of the RS minors is more small sample of going to a few AA games when Trenton comes and I’ve seen a few AAA games on NESN.

    Judging by how they have had to fill holes on the big club would make you think their MiL teams aren’t as strong as some might have you think.

  44. Ham Fighters August 10th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    i was expecting alex off again, as said above, he really looked frail running last night. but as i said earlier today, im way past criticizing girardi, he’s doing great w/o my input.

  45. Nat August 10th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET

    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN

  46. David August 10th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Girardi is going to run A-Rod into the ground.

    Cash and Levine needs to intervene again.

  47. Jerkface August 10th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN

    Someone might be dyslexic

  48. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 10th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    “I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET

    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN”

    fail…so many things wrong i dont even knw where to begin lol

  49. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    henner
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:58 pm
    nobody guessed Posada at dh, did they?

    *****************

    I did — but I also had Damon playing left and hitting second

    ***

    Henner- you were the only one that DHed Posada. As soon as I saw that in the line up my stomach turned

  50. Zach in Port Jeff August 10th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Hairston again? I guess the 0-4 yesterday earned him another start!
    ======================
    I thought Hairson got a hit off Lester yesterday…I could be wrong though.

    Nonetheless, he was good at 3rd base yesterday, and he’s useful in the outfield.

    These are the games where you try and rest people.

    I have no problems with this lineup.

  51. saucY August 10th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    i wore my lohud yankee shirt to the scranton/iron pigs game last night. it was awesome. got a great picture of ajax, but i’m still waiting for my father to email it to me (it was on his camera…)

  52. BLACKACCORD August 10th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Hairston again? I guess the 0-4 yesterday earned him another start

    Hairston did get a hit against Lester yesterday.. which game were u watching?

  53. Al from BK August 10th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “Girardi is going to run A-Rod into the ground.

    Cash and Levine needs to intervene again.”

    He played only 2 of the 4 boston games at 3rd and has been given sufficient time off there in my opinion.

  54. Tank August 10th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET

    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN”

    Best. Post. Ever.

  55. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    No Damon tonight?

    Cool cause we have 10:30 reservations and now he doesn’t need to shower.

  56. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    i was hoping hinske would get the start today, with swisher at 1st. oh well, a girl can dream.

  57. Tom Zig August 10th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Did Sterling ever come up with a HR call for Hinske?

  58. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Rebecca -

    Great card and awesome you got feedback!!!

    Erica -

    I don’t participate in the game, but I LOVE the way you run it! :)

  59. MaineYankee August 10th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Rebecca

    Do you have any of your art in a gallery. :lol:

  60. Zolio August 10th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Hinske will play tomorrow against the righty. A-Rod will get the day off too.

  61. upstate kate August 10th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    maybe Girardi knows about the line up game and is trying to out smart us, there were a lot of winners on Thurs and Friday.

    We will try to do better tomorrow Erica :)

  62. Andrew August 10th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I’m guessing Hinske will get a start in right tomorrow–the Jays are throwing left handers in 2 of the 3 games but tomorrow is their only righty. It gives Joe a chance to rest Swisher and have him fresh for the day game after night game on Wednesday. But, this is all way too premature…Guess the Lineup doesn’t start again until tomorrow at 2.

  63. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    somehow sarcasm doesn’t translate well over the internet.

  64. m August 10th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    You just can’t make this stuff up. The gloved one strikes again.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  65. MG August 10th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    that lineup sucks, mine was much better.

    Girardi is such a loser. Bring up Shelley Duncan and Cervelli, we need players with heart!

    :)

  66. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    This is why I don’t play Guess the Lineup. I’m never right.

  67. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    It wouldn’t be a lineup without somebody complaining about it.

    Same people, same clueless complaints.

    Hairston got a hit last night. Molina wasn’t an “automatic out” on Saturday.

    They have the best record in baseball. The manager knows his team better than we do.

  68. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    From the previous thread, re: Guzman and someone else who cleared waivers -

    There are not a lot of things in the baseball world that can really hurt my heart to the point where I don’t know if it will unhurt – certain things sting, like listening to people CONSTANTLY trash players who are trying. But usually one good play and they reverse themselves. However as odd as this will sound, Christian Guzman going to the Sux I fear will break my heart. It’s a long story of admiration and also a total indication of how much I think of Guzman and how little I think of the Sux.

    It’s not a fear that he will put them over the top, though I certainly think he will make them a better team. It’s a sadness that I player I admire so much could end up with that rag-tag band of n’er-do-wells. Something like that!

    DEAR NATS – PLEASE DON’T EVEN SERIOUSLY CONSIDER IT.

  69. m August 10th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Cool. The blog makes our URLs tiny. But we still can’t get an edit button? :P

  70. Scorpio August 10th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    “Mo has allowed six hits and three walks in his last 5.1 innings. That’s an unheard-of (for him) 1.68 WHIP. The man is going to give up a run eventually and he’s showing signs of it, perhaps.”

    This is slightly concerning, I think…not sure. Maybe Girardi should stop the 4 out saves for awhile.

  71. Midnight Rambler August 10th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Ransom played 1st a week or so ago…

    —————————

    that really happened, didn’t it? I thought maybe it was the bad Russian vodka…

  72. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Speaking of Jermaine, can someone explain his hair to me? Is that a wig? Is it painted on? I don’t get it.

  73. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    “August 10th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Rebecca

    Do you have any of your art in a gallery. :lol:

    You have no, no, no idea.

  74. BR August 10th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Did anyone just hear what this guy Dan said on the Fan?

    These past 30 or 40 wins have not been dominant and they just do not seem deep on the bench or middle relief (paraphrasing a bit)

  75. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:05 pm
    No Damon tonight?

    Cool cause we have 10:30 reservations and now he doesn’t need to shower.

    ***
    Stop trying to make me jealous! Its not working

  76. Evan D. August 10th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Someone just called the FAN and is unhappy that all the recent wins “don’t seem dominant enough” and “Yankee fans shouldn’t be overly confidant right now.”

  77. m August 10th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    How many of those 5.1 innings were against the Red Sox? They hit mo really well.

  78. Stateman52 August 10th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I will never watch another Yankee game until Hinske is in the lineup.

  79. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Evan: I just heard that.

    There’s no response for that stupidity.

  80. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Laura-

    Keep trying. Even a blind mouse finds the cheese eventually.

    Upstate Kate-

    I would rather have to deal with 24 winners than Joe Girardi winning. (Although, 24 was extreme)

    Doreen-

    Thanks :-). I try really hard. Its actually fun for the most part. But sometimes I need to get hardcore and enforce rules

  81. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    “Someone just called the FAN and is unhappy that all the recent wins “don’t seem dominant enough” and “Yankee fans shouldn’t be overly confidant right now.”

    Sounds like a Mets fan to me.

  82. David August 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    WFAN callers are the lowest forms of life. It actually seems the callers get worse as the day goes on. The morning ones are not as bad as the one Francessa gets.

    And the late night ones all sound drunk.

  83. Joe Knows August 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    SJ44
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    It wouldn’t be a lineup without somebody complaining about it.

    Same people, same clueless complaints.

    ********

    And no day can go by without SJ44 complaining about complainers. Stick to yapping abt your nephew, old fella.

  84. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    When your biggest worry is your closer giving up A run once every 2 months, life is good.

  85. Midnight Rambler August 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    30% of the voters believe Ortiz. They also believe the moon landing was a hoax and George W. Bush personally fired the missile into the Pentagon.

  86. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    “Keep trying. Even a blind mouse finds the cheese eventually.”

    Maybe I’d do better if there was some monetary incentive. Maybe we should start playing for money. :P

  87. saucY August 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    awesome card rebecca! :)

  88. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Erica,

    i know you’re lying, Johnny Damon doesnt need reservations anywhere…

    :-)

  89. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    MG
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    that lineup sucks, mine was much better.
    ***

    Remember how Torre, let a player manage on the last day of the season if it was meaningless. Well, after the Yanks clinch (hopefully), Girardi should allow a LoHudder to make the line up.

  90. Pel August 10th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Mike Francesa talked about Pedroia hitting a large number of fly balls caught in the outfield.

    He failed to mention how any of them hit to LF or LF/CF would’ve been doubles in Fenway.

  91. BR August 10th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Francessa talking about all of Pedroia’s pop ups to LF and for once I think Francessa is spot on. This weekend demonstrated perfectly why Pedroia is absolutely a product of Fenway Park and is vastly overrated b/c of it

  92. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Laura – I like the new and improved Alex! He’s a keeper.
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    “Keep trying. Even a blind mouse finds the cheese eventually.”

    Maybe I’d do better if there was some monetary incentive. Maybe we should start playing for money.
    ****

    If I had spare cash, I would gladly make cash prizes. But I promise if I win the lottery, cash prizes are coming

  93. Alan August 10th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I’ll bet that Boston fans will swallow hard tonight when they look out at the left field scoreboard and see the standing showing their team 6 1/2 games back and Penny on the mound.
    The Yankees can’t allow this to be a trap game. No letting up. The west coast games with Seattle and Oakland will be tough enough.

  94. hey kelvin says August 10th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Laura – I like the new and improved Alex! He’s a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Speaking of Jermaine, can someone explain his hair to me? Is that a wig? Is it painted on? I don’t get it.

    ——————————————

    LOL! It’s probably a weave i don’t know but It’s weird now that you pointed it out..

  95. LC August 10th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    (1) 56 runs allowed in 69 innings is horrible.
    (2) Saying the Yankees have their “best record” since they finished the 2006 season at 97-65 is inaccurate. You mean “most games over .500 since …” There is a difference.

  96. G August 10th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    when is gardner coming back?

  97. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I’m not that old and if you don’t like it, too damn bad.

  98. JJ August 10th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Why did the Sox bring up guys like Tawza and Enrique Gonzalez?

    Where was Hunter Jones? Bowden? As Francessa says, those guys shut us down on Sunday Night in Fenway… why wouldn’t they be up here?

  99. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    saucY: Thanks!

    “THE RIVERA REPORT: Mariano Rivera has not allowed a run since June 12, a stretch of 21.1 innings. His ERA has dropped to 1.88. However … Mo has allowed six hits and three walks in his last 5.1 innings. That’s an unheard-of (for him) 1.68 WHIP. The man is going to give up a run eventually and he’s showing signs of it, perhaps.”

    Dude, doesn’t Rivera always go through a rough stretch in August? If this is his rough stretch sign me right up.

  100. steve August 10th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    “I’m not that old and if you don’t like it, too damn bad.”

    lol

  101. The Ghost August 10th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Francessa talking about all of Pedroia’s pop ups to LF and for once I think Francessa is spot on. This weekend demonstrated perfectly why Pedroia is absolutely a product of Fenway Park and is vastly overrated b/c of it

  102. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    this should be Mitre’s last chance to prove himself… Gaudin has way better stuff than him… Been struggling a little lately but I mean the guy shut down Seattle back to back games earlier home and road, then Texas on the road… Mitre, no way he could do that man… If Sergio has another mediocre strart Gaudin should get his spot

  103. R+ August 10th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Rios in the lineup today… does that mean he is staying in TOR?

  104. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Cody Ransom is staying!

  105. Ramey - Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL August 10th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Trisha-

    how much can you really admire Guzman if you don’t even spell his name correctly?

  106. The Fair Pole August 10th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Welcome back Cody. We can certainly use your skills in the month of September.

    Keep up the below average work!!

  107. CountryClub August 10th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Francessa mentioned the fly ball / Fenway connection in the 1st hour of the show.

  108. The Ghost August 10th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Francessa talking about all of Pedroia’s pop ups to LF and for once I think Francessa is spot on. This weekend demonstrated perfectly why Pedroia is absolutely a product of Fenway Park and is vastly overrated b/c of it

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

    Pedroia is hitting .290 in away games and .311 at home. Either way he’s a good hitter and a great player. I’d trade him in a second for Cano

  109. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I think Gaudin should be seriously considered as a righty-only reliever, his split is phenomenal and facing guys once will suit him better than battling through a line-up several times. Either way his flexibility and low-cost made me really like the pick-up

  110. Y 27 August 10th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    CB has been talking about it for a while now— the Sox hitters are built for Fenway. Their righties can’t do anything away from home.

    They are scoring runs at home… the problem is their pitching is also giving up a ton at home. Oakland had no problem hitting the Sox pitching, even Lester.

  111. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I realize this is cold, but Moyer is moving to the pen to make room for Pedro.

    Perhaps he should learn to pitch like Mussina?

    ++++

    (The above is said in a humorous tone. i have tremendous respect for Moyer)

  112. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    it doesn’t matter what Gaudin’s best role is necessarily… it matters what is the best option for the 5th spot in the rotation… Right now that is Gaudin unless Mitre proves otherwise

  113. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    “30% of the voters believe Ortiz. They also believe the moon landing was a hoax and George W. Bush personally fired the missile into the Pentagon.”

    If my math serves me, that would mean that 70% do not (or certainly the majority do not if there was a third option in there – not sure, etc.)

    I will sleep well tonight.

  114. Rob L. August 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    This should be the year that Mariano wins a Cy Young (or at least it should be). You can’t be more dominant than he’s been.

  115. Scott August 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Hamels should be the one moving to the pen… he has been awful this year. Innings probably catching up to him, he threw like 260 last yr and in the postseason.

  116. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Mkay couldn’t be any more obvious. Hes talking about Mike Piazza

  117. Homer August 10th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    The Dodgers and Phillies have been cold lately

  118. Midnight Rambler August 10th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    they should go with:

    Jeter as manager

    Andy Pettitte as pitching coach

    it does have that feel.

    way too early, I know, but damn this team is an absolute war machine.

  119. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    Laura-

    Keep trying. Even a blind mouse finds the cheese eventually.

    Upstate Kate-

    I would rather have to deal with 24 winners than Joe Girardi winning. (Although, 24 was extreme)

    Doreen-

    Thanks . I try really hard. Its actually fun for the most part. But sometimes I need to get hardcore and enforce rules

    ————————————————————

    Mice don’t like cheese. It binds them up. They prefer peanut butter…chunky….and none of that cheap stuff….Skippy.

  120. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    “Hold on guys-You’re all saying I shouldn’t be complaining because we’ve been winning.
    Well Torre won four championships. His bullpens were always very good. Why are you complaining? He won, right”

    to be honest, i have no idea how Torre won 4 WS with NYY. At that time, i didn’t see every game (lived in FL with no Extra Innings pkg)

    that said, Torre was an incomplete manager, at least in his last 5 years. Primarily, cuz he was not capable of managing a bullpen. The best example of this is when he would have 4-6 run leads, and then proceed to put in one of his best (and most overworked relievers) in the game. These were the moves which really made you scratch your head. Be it Tom Gordon, Quantrill, Vizcaino, etc. He handled them all like rented mules. Rode them hard, and put them away wet.

    A zit-faced 12yr old with a Playstation controller in one hand, and a slurpee in the other, could manage a bullpen better then Joe Torre. Will take it one step further, i believe this is why privately Brian Cashman didn’t really have Torre’s back at the end of 2007. When a special set of instructions was required just to keep a pitcher healthy (joba) it was time for changes to be made. Cashman was building a team featuring youth, and he knew this.

  121. Rob L. August 10th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Scott…and that is the reason why people should get off the Yankees for limiting Joba’s innings this year.

  122. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    “Pedroia is hitting .290 in away games and .311 at home. Either way he’s a good hitter and a great player. I’d trade him in a second for Cano”

    That would be very shortsighted of you as Cano is the better player.

  123. Jerkface August 10th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Francessa talking about all of Pedroia’s pop ups to LF and for once I think Francessa is spot on. This weekend demonstrated perfectly why Pedroia is absolutely a product of Fenway Park and is vastly overrated b/c of it

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

    Pedroia is hitting .290 in away games and .311 at home. Either way he’s a good hitter and a great player. I’d trade him in a second for Cano

    You’re looking at the wrong stat. He SLUGS 60 points higher at home. And either way you proved his point.

  124. Jeter's Edge - Pete, we need registered names and an edit button! August 10th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    “Nat
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET
    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN”

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

  125. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Molina isn’t the greatest bat, but he comes through enough for a backup catcher who is great at throwing out runners.

    As to the ARod looking frail? HUH? Are you talking about his base running and stopping at third? He was held up by the 3rd base coach. Thomson was holding up his hands before he got to 3rd. Is he supposed to ignore that?

    Some of those walks that Mo got were balls called that had been strikes. Mo typically has a weak period each season anyway. I do agree that the 4 out appearances are getting a bit high, but I am not overly worried about Mo.

    While I am not, nor have ever been a fan of Girardi, he does a decent job of getting rest for a lot of his players. Damon getting some rest is not a bad thing. Matsui and his knees need to get rest as well, I think he gets more than his share because of the DH duties.

  126. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    “how much can you really admire Guzman if you don’t even spell his name correctly?”

    Probably as much as I really admired Javier Vazquez and slaughtered his last name all the time.

    I either reall admire CRISTIAN and spelled his first name wrong, or I don’t admire him that much and was being disingenuous because it’s a slow day and I had nothing else to add.

    I’ll let you be the judge Ramses.

    :)

  127. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    The Ghost August 10th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Francessa talking about all of Pedroia’s pop ups to LF and for once I think Francessa is spot on. This weekend demonstrated perfectly why Pedroia is absolutely a product of Fenway Park and is vastly overrated b/c of it

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

    Pedroia is hitting .290 in away games and .311 at home. Either way he’s a good hitter and a great player. I’d trade him in a second for Cano

    ************************************************************
    you would trade cano for pedroia. Are you on crack? Cano may have some trouble hitting with RISP, but the guy can play defense like no other. And as the old adage goes “defense wins championships”.

  128. Lance August 10th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Hamels threw 71 more innings from 2007 (191) to 2008 (262).

    He was lights out in the postseason though.

  129. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    obv trading Cano for Pedroia would be one of the worst trades ever in the history of baseball at this point… Cano has more talent than Pedroia in his pinky finger… and w/ the short porch in right and Cano’s power wow… Pedroia just hit his first career opposite field homer… not to even mention the defense

  130. BD 2.0 August 10th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    do we even need to worry about the Sox right now? :)

  131. CountryClub August 10th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Pedroia swings from his heels. That type of approach does not age well.

  132. KWAN August 10th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    You can’t take postseason innings into account though. I’m sure the Phillies would trade Hamels’ struggles this year for last year’s championship, 10 times out of 10.

    And he was the key guy in them winning, he carried them… out-dueling Gallardo, Billingsly, Lowe, Shields, and Kazmir along the way.

  133. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    BD, nah, but it’s fun kicking them while they’re down… it’s kinda been a while

  134. upstate kate August 10th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Cano is a much better player than he is given credit for. It was nice to hear all the positive comments from the ESPN gang during the game last night on his behalf. No way would I trade him for the elf, especially now that he says he is not magical.

  135. Ed H. August 10th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Trisha,

    For me, nothing was worse than seeing Ellie Howard in a Boston uniform.

  136. Rob L. August 10th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    lloyd, if Cashman could deal Cano for Pedroia he would jump at the chance.

  137. Hank August 10th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    BD – Nope.

    Just make sure we don’t get swept in Fenway next weekend. Just take one game and we’re good.

  138. BD 2.0 August 10th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “obv trading Cano for Pedroia would be one of the worst trades ever in the history of baseball at this point”

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

    I wouldn’t go that far.

    Both are excellent players. I don’t see a clear advantage to that trade for either team.

  139. E-Rod August 10th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Nat
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET
    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN

    ————————————–

    Wow.

  140. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    SJ, It’s almost mid-August, any word on Tony getting bumped up ??? I’d think the Farm director would want to get a small sample before 2010…..I do think he’ll be playing AA ball next spring….

  141. Hokiehill August 10th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “lloyd, if Cashman could deal Cano for Pedroia he would jump at the chance.”

    Then I’m glad he can’t (wouldn’t IMO), because I hate the thought…

  142. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Rob wow you are way off base on that one… Cano hasn’t even tapped his full potential yet dude… Cashman isn’t that stupid I hate to break it to you

  143. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    “I realize this is cold, but Moyer is moving to the pen to make room for Pedro.
    Perhaps he should learn to pitch like Mussina?”

    : )

    the turn of events which took place, after Steinbrenner made this assertion about Mussina, has to be one of the most beautiful in the history of sports.

    Mussina a model person/player, the brightest highlight in a bitterly dissapointing season, and who goes on to win 20 games that season.

  144. braden August 10th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Imagine coming from a team that has the 3rd worst record in baseball,to a team that has the best record.Chad Gaudin should be stoked!

  145. vtred August 10th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Francessa did the math… if we play under .500 from here on out (25-26 record in our next 51), we still win 94 games.

  146. henner August 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “As to the ARod looking frail? HUH? Are you talking about his base running and stopping at third? He was held up by the 3rd base coach. Thomson was holding up his hands before he got to 3rd. Is he supposed to ignore that?”

    The reason he got held up by the coach was because he was looking slow on the basepaths and laboring. The swinging bunt he got thrown out could have easily been a hit in his younger years. Im no fan of either Joe Morgan or Steve Phillips but they were both accurately pointing these things out last night

  147. Jerkface August 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I would trade Cano for Matt Kemp straight up. Thats about it.

  148. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “do we even need to worry about the Sox right now? ”

    To me that would be a “no”. (But then I didn’t think we ever had to worry about them. So for me that would be a RESOUNDING NO!!!!!!!!!!!

    BD, I was mortified listening to EEI and hearing “Doug from Providence”, a Yankee fan, have an extended conversation about whether or not the Yankees would be willing to spend next year for a big FA or give up the players. Ordway was absolutely loving it. He said that Yankee fans were starting to sound like Sux fans before 2004 and that after winning 4 in a row, he wouldn’t have expected to hear Yankee fans start to wonder about whether or not the Sux might still beat the Yankees. Doug assured Ordway that he was not ever going to turn his back on the Sux and that a lot of his Sux friends asked today how he was feeling and he said that he wasn’t feeling totally confident.

    I was freakin embarrassed that he identified himself as a Yankee fan and disgusted at the glee that Ordway and McAdam were getting out of it. However, Ordway did a nice job of making him look like an idiot when he told the guy that maybe in 77 more years he would earn the right to be that worried and to react like Sux fans used to react.

    Barf.

  149. Phil August 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I wouldn’t trade Cano for Pedroia. The dwarf is maxed and Cano looks like he’s gonna be one of those guys who takes a big step up at 27. He’s been spending 26 wrestling with the strikezone and he may just get the advantage there. Then watch out.

  150. McGeorge Bundy August 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    56 runs in 69 innings is something like a 7.30 ERA. No way that’s right. I think Pete means 20 runs and 56 hits over 69 innings.

  151. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Ransom is back!!!!

  152. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    What is the story with Brett? He was supposed to have another xray today.

  153. Gates August 10th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I wish the Yankees let Gaudin keep that goatee or whatever he has on his chin.

  154. Ramey - Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL August 10th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Trisha-

    haha fair enough. and thank you for realizing i wasn’t being condescending or attacking your post, i just wanted to point out you spelled the poor guy’s name wrong :)

  155. Peter Rabbit August 10th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Sources: Reds’ Harang, Arroyo clear waivers.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....ar-waivers

    Someone call Francessa!

  156. A-ROD! A-ROD! August 10th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    wHY Rodriguez at 3B? I guess Girardi has totally abandoned the day off plan. bad idea, imo.

  157. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Trading Cano for Pedroia would be insane. He would never be able concentrate out in the field because he’d be too preoccupied staring his man-crush :)

  158. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 10th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    It was an absolute travesty that Moose missed out on the ASG last year.

  159. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Braden I was just talking about that with some people today, its gotta be awesome to be plugged into this kind of team mid-season, how do you dare play anything but your best?

  160. m August 10th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I know Pedroia gets a lot of love, but you guys aren’t serious are you? Cano is developing into a great player. Who know what his ceiling is.

  161. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    “For me, nothing was worse than seeing Ellie Howard in a Boston uniform.”

    Ed H., there would be no comparison. Reading that just makes me want to cry. I’m happy I never had to see that.

    :(

    Or the Babe being booted by the Yanks.

    :(

  162. Rob L. August 10th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    lloyd, Cano will never realize his full potential. If Cano had the heart of a Jeter/Pedroia he would be the best 2nd basemen in the came. He doesn’t have it and he never will.

  163. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Ramey!!!

    Did you have fun last night???? Please tell us what it was like there

  164. Drain003 August 10th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    They already came to our house again and they got pounded— now what?

  165. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    “It was an absolute travesty that Moose missed out on the ASG last year.”

    Agreed, but it’s also classic Moose. Always almost.

  166. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Bottom line Pedroia is a 5’6 or 5’7 player w/ above average D who swings from his heels and tries to smash everything out of the park…. no thanks…. I don’t really buy the argument that he is totally a product of Fenway Park… the guy can play there’s no doubt… but the talent gap between the two players is extremely wide… Cano has bounced back nicely this year and considering he has way more home run power that he hasn’t tapped yet there is no way Cashman would trade him for Pedroia, that would be idiotic

  167. Frank August 10th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Pedroia is David Eckstein, nothing more. A fluke MVP in a weak class and because he has the green monster

    Cano is better than him. He was raking the ball before we moved into the bandbox, he doesn’t need the stadium like Dusty does.

  168. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    “haha fair enough. and thank you for realizing i wasn’t being condescending or attacking your post, i just wanted to point out you spelled the poor guy’s name wrong”

    :)

    Absolutely taken in the right spirit.

    ;)

    I do love the guy though. I’m happy it wasn’t his last name I slaughtered.

  169. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    “It was an absolute travesty that Moose missed out on the ASG last year.”

    Agreed, but it’s also classic Moose. Always almost.

    ***
    The more I think about Moose, the more convinced I become that he is a future Hall of Famer

  170. BD 2.0 August 10th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    trisha,

    there’s always one. or two. or….

    some Yanks fans give other Yanks fans a bad rep and some (ok, many) Sox fans give the Nation a bad rep.

    If Sox fans didn’t have to worry about the Yankees, they wouldn’t know what to do with themselves.

    As long as the Yanks are doing their thing, I’ll let the “bad” fans of either team get stressed out and make fools of themselves on EEI :)

  171. Clint August 10th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Francona refused to throw Mussina a bone last year at the ASG. He felt Varitek and his .220 average was more deserving.

  172. m August 10th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Yah, agreed. Wait needs to change his handle. How about, “Wait until we visit the Sardine Can”?

  173. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    both are nice players, Cano’s upside is undeniably higher

  174. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Post office time. This is one of those “I don’t know why I bothered taking a shower” days. I was out for a very short while and feel like I jumped in a pool!

  175. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 10th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I would trade Cano for Pedroia. But that’s just me. There’s certainly a very legitimate debate to be made for either side.

  176. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “I don’t think they’re going to move Joba to the pen now…I think he’ll probably pitch the third game.” Francesca.

    Looking for the four horsemen now…

  177. steve August 10th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    pedroia is a gamer and a grinder… we need more players like him who don’t care about stats but know how to win

  178. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Interesting thing about the Guzman report of clearing waivers. Reports are that the Washington GM is upset that the news was put out and that he has no intention of trading Guzman to boston or anywhere else.

    Reports are also that Harang and Arroyo have both cleared waivers. Be prepared for a Francessa onslaught of “Get Arroyo To the Bronx”.

  179. BD 2.0 August 10th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Cano is a very good player.

    No need to rip Pedroia because of that. He’s a professional hitter who goes 100% all the time, and the reigning MVP.

    It’s far too early to anoint the guy a hall-of-famer just as it’s far too early to say he’s overrated in the midst of a slump.

    Both are all-star caliber players.

  180. Midnight Rambler August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Morgan and Miller were extremely complimentary of the Stadium last night, can’t hate them for that.

    At least, I think that’s what Joe Morgan was saying. I forgot to turn on the closed captioning and let them try to decipher him.

  181. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Rebecca, you’re rgiht.

    That’s why it was a great thing that he won his 20th game last year.

  182. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Question: Why are we talking about trading players with the red sox? ( you know,that team we just humiliated this weekend by not only sweeping them, but we pretty much flat out killed their offense)

    I like our team as is.

  183. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Question: Why are we talking about trading players with the red sox? ( you know,that team we just humiliated this weekend by not only sweeping them, but we pretty much flat out killed their offense)

    I like our team as is.

  184. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Post office time. This is one of those “I don’t know why I bothered taking a shower” days. I was out for a very short while and feel like I jumped in a pool!

    ***

    Tell me about it. I was thinking about having dinner at the beach tonight, but it may be too hot

  185. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    nah there is no debate unless u want to trade away loads more talent, upside, power, defense, pretty much everything for a lesser player

  186. Ramey - Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Erica-

    Out of the 15 or so games I’ve been to already this year, that was by far the loudest I have heard the stadium.

    And I forgot where I read this, but I read somewhere that someone said that the stadium doesn’t have the same feel as the old one, because when it got really loud, the place would be shaking. I can tell you right now, after Teixeira hit the home run (which I have 5 witnesses to attest to the fact that I called it the pitch before it happened), my seat was shaking and the place was rocking.

    It was definitely the first time this season, of all the games I’ve been to, that it had the “yankee stadium” touch to it. It was like we were playing across the street again with the way the crowd was lively and pouring their hearts out.

    Loved the fact that it waited until 10 minutes after the game ended for it to start pouring, I really appreciated that.

    Also, never order the chicken cheesesteak when you go to a game. My friend ordered it and she forced me to have it because it looked terrible and it tasted worse than it looked haha

  187. m August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    steve,

    Pedroia is a gamer and a grinder.

    But we got some of our own: Jeter, Tex, and Gardner just to name a few.

  188. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    NYY626
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    Question: Why are we talking about trading players with the red sox? ( you know,that team we just humiliated this weekend by not only sweeping them, but we pretty much flat out killed their offense)

    I like our team as is.

    ***

    Me too!!!! I don’t want a Sox on my team

  189. henner August 10th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    “Pedroia just hit his first career opposite field homer… not to even mention the defense”

    Is this true?

  190. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 10th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    The Babe wasn’t booted; he was “Torre’d” out. They offered him a contract they knew he wouldn’t accept. Unless I’m mistaken.

  191. Horn August 10th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    How many MVPs has Cano won?

    End of discussion. Pedroia is better and the coaches/GMs around the league agree.

  192. tampayank August 10th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    “CountryClub August 10th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Pedroia swings from his heels. That type of approach does not age well.”
    he’s going to end up injuring his shoulder w/ that violent swing…he had a good year last year but over the next 8 years, I would put my money on Cano, a nice smooth swing and more talent…like Joe Morgan said last night if the the Sox expect him to win games for them, they’re in trouble, he’s a table setter, similar to Jeter at this point of his career….he can’t carry a team for stretches like AROD, Tex, etc can

  193. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Pat M,

    No. They are going to keep him in WVA, then onto the Instructional League.
    My hope is that he gets to AA, and plays in the Futures Game next year in Anaheim.

  194. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Ramey-

    Awesome that you had fun. That was the first game you could really feel the energy coming out of the stadium. It was pretty amazing. Even watching on TV you could feel the energy

    I would never order a chicken cheesestake. I believe that all peppers are evil

  195. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Me too!!!! I don’t want a Sox on my team
    ____________________________________________________________
    Well once upon a time you did! :)

  196. Midnight Rambler August 10th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    “Pedroia just hit his first career opposite field homer… not to even mention the defense”

    Is this true?

    —————————-

    that’s what he told Amalie Benjamin after Thursday’s game.

  197. CountryClub August 10th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    The Yanks have plenty of “grinder” type players on the team. Jeter, Tex, Damon, Swish and even Melky (who I dont love), just to name a few.

  198. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “I don’t think they’re going to move Joba to the pen now…I think he’ll probably pitch the third game.” Francesca”

    the **** is wrong again. As it stands Pettitte deserves to pitch Game 3 (and probably will) with Joba waiting in the wings.

  199. Wait until we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “Yah, agreed. Wait needs to change his handle. How about, “Wait until we visit the Sardine Can”?”

    In honor of this comment:

    “Wait till we visit the Sardine Can” will be my new name until we win a game at Fenway Park. Once we do, my name will become :Wait till the World Series”.

  200. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Horn
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    How many MVPs has Cano won?

    End of discussion. Pedroia is better and the coaches/GMs around the league agree
    ***
    Wow.

    1) Coaches and GMs don’t vote on MVP. The writers do
    2) That is an award. Big deal. Lets compare statistically

  201. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Does Mike have any clue what he is saying right now?

    New drinking game. Every time Mike says AHH you do a shot.

  202. tampayank August 10th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    didn’t read through all the threads yesterday but what is everyone’s thoughts about he ballpark playing fair this weekend…I know there was good pitching but there were several balls that I thought earlier this year would have flown out of the ballpark….kind of weird..it felt like OYS last weekend

  203. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    lol @ that MVP comment i can’t even dignify that w/ a complete response, just LOL

  204. Stultus Magnus August 10th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    BR August 10th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Francessa talking about all of Pedroia’s pop ups to LF and for once I think Francessa is spot on. This weekend demonstrated perfectly why Pedroia is absolutely a product of Fenway Park and is vastly overrated b/c of it

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

    I was thinking the same thing on Friday night.

    A Sox fan and I were watching the game at a grilling party Saturday, we saw Jeter hit the homerun and he started complaining about the new Yankee Stadium.

    Not sure if he knows the Red Sox play at Fenway where every hit to left is a double.

  205. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    NYY626
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    Me too!!!! I don’t want a Sox on my team
    ____________________________________________________________
    Well once upon a time you did!
    ***

    Only because deep in my heart I knew he wasn’t a Sox. He was just in the wrong uniform. He was a Yankee trapped in the wrong uniform.

    And I used all of my magical powers to make him a Yankee. And it worked :-)

  206. Wait until we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Watching on TV after Damon hit that HR after I was done cheering I realized something. Something was different about the ballpark; something wasn’t the same.

    The ghosts were back.

    You could just see the ghost of Babe Ruth sliding into the batters’ box with Tex to unleash his mighty blast. Yankee Stadium is back and better than ever.

  207. Ramey - Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL August 10th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Erica-

    actually, you’d be happy to know that there are no peppers and no onions on the chicken cheesesteak. there’s also no flavor. i swear to god it was just plain, boiled chicken, with non-melted cheese lol

  208. vtred August 10th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    The GMs/coaches vote for the MVP now? LOL

  209. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Pedroia? No thanks. He is far to whiny to be a Yankee.

    This year Pena was given an All Star spot that he didn’t deserve because of his Manager. That was even worse than Veritek getting in, IMO.

  210. CC is my boy August 10th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    How many MVPs has Cano won?

    End of discussion. Pedroia is better and the coaches/GMs around the league agree.

    —————————————————–
    How many MVPs did jeter win,and we can all say who is a better player between jeter and pedrioa,MVPs dont make a player better

  211. m August 10th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Wait,

    I like!

    tampayank,

    After yesterday’s shweeep! the espn.com said all 4 homeruns would’ve been out in OYS, but they still had a graphic showing the disparity between the ’08 & ’09 numbers. And non of the non-yankee broadcasters can make a thought on a homerun or long out without referencing the tiny dimensions. Argh!

  212. Jack August 10th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I’ll sign up for a 5-5 road trip

    2-2 vs. SEA
    2-1 vs. OAK
    1-2 vs. BOS

  213. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Pedroia did hit his first ever opposite field HR.

  214. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    “pedroia is a gamer and a grinder… we need more players like him who don’t care about stats but know how to win”

    Where was that “know how to win” these last 4 games? :P

  215. braden August 10th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Sevencostanza

    How do you think Halladay feels about being stuck in Toronto?
    He’s 32 and wants to be on a competing team,and get a ring.

  216. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I would be very happy going five and five on this road trip, agreed.

    Unfortunately that means we’ll lose a game or two in the standings most likely. But we’ll own at the Big Ballpark in the Bronx.

  217. rip tide August 10th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    What did you guys make of Joe Morgan’s emphatic statement that the Yanks “would be making changes to the Stadium next year”.

    What’s the deal w/Joe Morgan, of all people, getting this scoop (if it is indeed true)???

  218. Jack August 10th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    During our OAK-SEA-BOS road trip, Boston plays

    1 vs. DET
    3 @ TEX
    3 @ TOR
    3 vs. NYY

  219. jpb1973 August 10th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Pedroia swings from his heels. That type of approach does not age well.

    —————————————————-

    I’ve been thinking the same thing. What happens after he has his first serious injury?

  220. JasonR August 10th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    What’s it going to take for Rivera to start seriously getting Cy Young discussion? 50 saves? A scoreless innings streak of 40 innings? Felix Hernandez and Roy Halladay dueling to the death?

  221. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Joba is a so so starter? WOW where do they get these people to call in from?

  222. tampayank August 10th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    rip tide I think Joe Morgan was just rambling…the that was a fact about changes coming to the ballpark…it would have been posted on this blog…I don’t think they’ve said anything

  223. betsy August 10th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Was Francesca knocking Jeter again? LOL

    Months ago, he said he’s going to the HOF only because of the rings and now he says Jeter is like Ripken because he’s considered better than he really is and is always mentioned in the company of greats. When MLB network did their best SS of all time, Jeter was #7 – I’d say that’s pretty good. I’m not sure what Francesca’s “thing” is against Jeter……forget the rings for a second. The guy is just a great ballplayer.

  224. tampayank August 10th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    if that

  225. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Hmmm, wasn’t Angel Berroa something special in the beginning? Pedroia has a ways to prove himself, and last year in the playoffs he wasn’t all that great.

    His swing is far too large to make up for his smaller stature.

    Lets see how long people remain on the Pedroia bandwagon.

    I’d keep Cano over him anyday.

  226. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    What’s this 5-5 road trip crap? All of a sudden, we’re afraid of SEA and OAK? I’m predicting a 7-3 result. We take 3 from SEA, sweep OAK and only get 1 in Beantown.

  227. Ham Fighters August 10th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    guzman helped me win my league in fantasy baseball last year as a late season pickup for me, so i like the guy. but thats fantasy baseball. guzman the player is one of the worst SS’s in baseball. and his not running out grounders and not chasing popups is not going to go over well in fenway if he lands there.

  228. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Rivera shoulkd win the Cy Young. It’s about time.

  229. pat August 10th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Gamers are good but gliders are good too.

    Don’t mistake lack of dirt on uniform for not getting it done.

  230. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Doesn’t Jeter have a 313 career average?

    Jeter could have -5 rings with a BA that high for his career and he’d be going to the HOF.

  231. Oddessy August 10th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    The pitching matchups for the road trip are

    Seattle:

    Sabathia vs. Snell
    Pettitte vs. Rowlandson-Smith
    Mitre vs. French
    Joba vs. Fister

    Oakland:

    Burnett vs. Cahill
    Sabathia vs. Mazarro
    Pettitte vs. Andersoon

    off-day

    Boston:

    Mitre OR Joba vs. Penny
    Burnett vs. Tawaza
    Sabathia vs. Beckett

    Assuming no rainouts.

  232. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I’m not afraid of Seattle and Oakland. I think we split with Seattle (we are going to the West Coast, win two of 3 from Oakland, then win 1 of 3 from Beantown, like Jack said.

  233. Stultus Magnus August 10th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Hmmm, wasn’t Angel Berroa something special in the beginning? Pedroia has a ways to prove himself, and last year in the playoffs he wasn’t all that great.

    His swing is far too large to make up for his smaller stature.

    Lets see how long people remain on the Pedroia bandwagon.

    I’d keep Cano over him anyday.

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

    Me too. I harp on Cano from time to time for not being patient at the plate, but in all other things he is far better and has far more potential.

    Pedroia screws himself into the ground when he swings and, injury or not, that doesn’t project well for his longevity as he ages.

  234. Jenna August 10th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for all of your hard work, Pete! Would love to see the a Q&A with Tex!!

  235. Jerkface August 10th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Pedroia knows HOW to win.

    Cano just wins.

  236. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “Pedroia is better and the coaches/GMs around the league agree.”

    Really? What Coaches and GM’s agree about this? Specifically, where are the quotes that back this up?

    The Writers vote on this, not the GM’s, not the Coaches. So winning an MVP isn’t exactly the GM’s or Coaches giving their thumbs up on him.

  237. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    So Cano wins w/o trying. I see…

  238. Ramey - Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL August 10th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “Pedroia knows HOW to win.”

    I guess he’s forgotten how to do that the past week, huh?

  239. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    My guess:

    Seattle:

    Sabathia vs. Snell (WIN)
    Pettitte vs. Rowlandson-Smith (WIN)
    Mitre vs. French (LOSE)
    Joba vs. Fister (WIN)

    Oakland:

    Burnett vs. Cahill (WIN)
    Sabathia vs. Mazarro (WIN)
    Pettitte vs. Andersoon (WIN)

    off-day

    Boston:

    Mitre OR Joba vs. Penny (LOSE if Mitre) 50/50 if Joba
    Burnett vs. Tawaza (WIN)
    Sabathia vs. Beckett (LOSE) Bullpen blows it.

  240. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    post ASB, the new stadium has been playing like the old one.

    post ASB, the new stadium has not been a band-box.

    anyone have a theory why?

  241. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Sardine Can-

    Are you the same person as WTTCTOHA????

  242. pat August 10th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Damon, Matsui getting “a day.” Girardi says he will also rest Teixeira, A-Rod at some point this week. #Yankees
    4 minutes ago from web

  243. m August 10th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    lol. Guzman cleared waivers. Nats are mad at Boston Globe report and Guzman was confused. Poor guy.

  244. Evan D. August 10th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Jack – why are you signing up for 5-5?

    Take every game day by day. If the pitching is as it should be (and as the pitchers are paid for) the Yanks will have a chance to win the majority of their games.

    The season is far from over and we need to keep plugging along. Home field advantage is very important. The Yanks are built to play at home and you don’t want to play 4/7 at Anaheim in the playoffs.

  245. Midnight Rambler August 10th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Danys Baez cleared waivers. It’s the last yr of his contract, so it shouldn’t take much too get him.

    He still has a live arm and might be a decent alternative on those days when Phil and Ace aren’t available.

    Of course, dealing w/Baltimore is always a pain in the Buchholz…

  246. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    My theory on the New Stadium is that it’s not much different. I think the flux of home runs was a coincdence that’ll probably never happen again. My guess is next year it plays very similar to Old Yankee Stadium.

  247. EricNS August 10th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    One person I will never listen to is SKip Bayless – what an anti-Yankee guy -

  248. m August 10th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Erica,

    lol. He just changed his name in this thread.

    Hey, did you guys see that the Phillies are bumping moyer to the bullpen for Pedro?

  249. Ramey - Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL August 10th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Out of curiosity, why is everyone talking about the road trip? Last time I checked we’re playing 3 games starting tonight, AT the stadium, against Toronto. worry about the roadtrip when it happens. worry about toronto, tonight.

  250. braden August 10th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Jeter is the face of the Yankees.When he’s finished playing the Yankees should offer him something in the front office,
    imo.
    He has a great public image,and marketability.

  251. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    SJ, I just thought that based on his outstanding and extended Major College season, and how well he’s adjusted to the Salley league, that the Pirate organization would bump him up to finish his first season in organized ball…..He’ll be in Brandeton in February and will excell at the AA level…..

  252. Mike August 10th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I hope they don’t move the wall back this winter

    This stadium now has an identity… yeah the haters want to make fun of the fact that it is a bandbox, but it plays to our advantage. Look at our comeback ability and late inning magic. Look at how much we score. This stadium is perfect for us.

  253. jpb1973 August 10th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    post ASB, the new stadium has been playing like the old one.

    post ASB, the new stadium has not been a band-box.

    anyone have a theory why?

    ————————————————

    Two reasons:

    1. The wind hasn’t been as strong as it was in April/May
    2. The humidity is higher now. Players call it “heavy air” and fly balls don’t seem to carry as well in “heavy air”.

    Optional third reason:

    The Yankess pitching is better than it was in April and May. The Wang’s, Veras’s, Ramirez’s and Albaladejo’s have been replaced by Hughes, Aceves and Robertson.

  254. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    ERica-Yes I am.

    Repost:

    “Yah, agreed. Wait needs to change his handle. How about, “Wait until we visit the Sardine Can”?” [this comment was posted by m]

    In honor of this comment:

    “Wait till we visit the Sardine Can” will be my new name until we win a game at Fenway Park. Once we do, my name will become : Wait till the World Series”.

  255. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Yanks having another Kangaroo court

  256. pat August 10th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “anyone have a theory why?”

    Humidity and more night games.

  257. Mike August 10th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    What did Bayless say this morning? I missed it.

  258. saucY August 10th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    here we go…

    Austin:
    http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/8436/p7210059.jpg

  259. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Skip Bayless just can’t admit he’s wrong. He’s the absolute worst.

  260. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Tomorrow at 3pm

  261. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Bayless says the Sox will still win the division and that they still pitched well even though they got their behinds handed to them.

  262. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    “Jeter is the face of the Yankees.When he’s finished playing the Yankees should offer him something in the front office,imo.”

    Didn’t Jeter once say that he wanted to own his own team someday? I don’t see him managing, but I could see him as an owner.

  263. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Jeter as owner of the Yankees would be like the greatest thing to happen in the history of the franchise.

  264. Sey August 10th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Our pitchers are going to have fun pitching in Safeco and McAffe this week. The question is, can we score enough runs? Especially since we’re facing a lot of rookies and nondescript guys (French, Fister, Cahill etc.)

  265. Laura - I like the new and improved Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “Yanks having another Kangaroo court”

    Why, Carl? Have the guys been bad or do they want to raise more $$$ for charity?

  266. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Wait till we visit the Sardine Can
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    ERica-Yes I am.

    Repost:

    “Yah, agreed. Wait needs to change his handle. How about, “Wait until we visit the Sardine Can”?” [this comment was posted by m]

    ***

    Thank you for the update. I must not have been paying attention. I need to make sure I know who you are to keep your “GTLU” standings accurate

  267. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Via Hoch: the Yankees will hold Kangaroo Court tomorrow, 3 PM. Media’s not invited.

  268. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    braden
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    Jeter is the face of the Yankees.When he’s finished playing the Yankees should offer him something in the front office,
    imo.
    He has a great public image,and marketability.
    ____________________________________________________________
    Yup. This is probably the only way I will be able to cope with his retirement.

  269. Jake August 10th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Maybe Jeter will be the next Yankee GM when Cashman decides to retire

  270. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Stultus… “Me too. I harp on Cano from time to time for not being patient at the plate, but in all other things he is far better and has far more potential.”

    I think some of that is because Cano can cover the plate better. Cano is showing better plate patience this year, but is struggling with RISP. I wouldn’t be surprised to see that coming around. He is far too good a hitter for that trend to continue.

    Cano makes plays look so easy that he gets under-rated. He has a great arm, and positions himself pretty well.

    Last year he did get a little lazy in the field. He was benched and that seems to have put a stop to that.

  271. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I am going to go day by day on the road trip. But we need at least 2/3 vs. Toronto before we leave

  272. JJ August 10th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Kangaroo court?

    The only guy who deserves to be fined is Mitre LOL

  273. Jerkface August 10th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Pedroia knows HOW winning is accomplished.

    Pedroia has yet to learn how to execute that knowledge.

    It is suddenly difficult when you don’t have Manny Ramirez to bail your team out.

  274. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Yeah if we win a game at Fenway this year (hopefully) I’m changing my name again to “Wait till the World Series”.

  275. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET

    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN
    ——————————-

    Is this satire? Please tell me that it’s satire.

  276. jpb1973 August 10th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Via Hoch: the Yankees will hold Kangaroo Court tomorrow, 3 PM. Media’s not invited.

    ————————————————–

    AJ Burnett will be fined for not having enough Ready Whip for a good “pie” on Friday night…count on it.

  277. saucY August 10th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Ransom Back? looks like i bought my scranton tickets too soon ;)

  278. betsy August 10th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Francesca is so clueless. Before, he completely lied when he said he never mentioned Phil in the pen…..WRONG, because he killed the move at the time. Now he’s saying that Phil was put in the pen because he asked to stay up here. That is patently false. Of course he wanted to stay up here, but I hardly think Phil’s the kind of guy to beg to stay up. The Yankees are the ones that made that decision on their own. They wanted to reward Phil for his performance…..which is why they decided to put him in the pen (and which is why there was never any talk about putting him in the pen before then – why would there be?).

    Does Francesca have any clue as to what’s going on with his own team?

  279. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    YUGGGHES! LOL

  280. Gary G August 10th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    White Sox are a very scary team. They will also be getting Peavy back and adding Rios. They spanked us last weekend… CC and AJ got tattooed in back to back games.

    They are the one team I don’t want to play.

  281. X-Mann August 10th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET

    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN

    —————

    Is this post serious? LOL

  282. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    JJ
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    Kangaroo court?

    The only guy who deserves to be fined is Mitre LOL
    ____________________________________________________________
    I can’t remeber the date of the last court, but Andy needs to be fined for kneeling at 2nd after hitting a double during interleague, cause that was pretty hilarious. I’m sure we can come up with a good list of finable activities on the blog.

    I’m leaving work, ciao for now!

  283. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    JJ
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    Kangaroo court?

    The only guy who deserves to be fined is Mitre LOL
    ____________________________________________________________
    I can’t remeber the date of the last court, but Andy needs to be fined for kneeling at 2nd after hitting a double during interleague, cause that was pretty hilarious. I’m sure we can come up with a good list of finable activities on the blog.

    I’m leaving work, ciao for now!

  284. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    The Tigers scare me more than the White Sox.

    Go Twinkies!

  285. Jerkface August 10th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I would love to play the white sox. In terms of results I don’t see happening again, the white sox series is at the top of my list.

    I’d rather not face Edwin Jackson and Justin Verlander.

    Texas
    Sox
    Angels
    Tigers

    Order of non-AL east teams I’d rather face in the 1st round

  286. m August 10th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I can’t take Bayless seriously. When I look at him, I might as well be looking at the judge from “So You Think You Can Dance?”. They look alike and probably have the same sports IQ.

  287. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Order of non-AL East teams I’d rather face:

    Texas
    Sox
    Tigers
    Angels

    Angels scare me.

  288. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    The White Sox don’t scare me at all.

    I can name six teams in the AL better than the White Sox right now: Yanks, Boston, Tampa, Texas, Tigers, and Angels.

    The Yanks just played horrible baseball last weekend. The ChiSox are nothing special.

  289. Forntoso August 10th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    This race is far from over.

    Just like we had a bad series in Chicago, any team can have a bad series and pick up ground on another. We might have a bad one in Seattle. Who knows?

    No point in looking ahead, just enjoy each day. The Sox are a good team, they’ll go on a run soon, so there is no point in getting upset over it. As long as we take care of business and don’t go in a slump, we are in great shape.

  290. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Swishy is going to lose alot of money tomorrow in court. :?

  291. Stultus Magnus August 10th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Mike August 10th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I hope they don’t move the wall back this winter

    ===========

    I disagree. If the ball’s still flying out of there after the old stadium is torn down, I think they should restore the outfield wall to the old stadium dimensions.

    First they have to admit they are not exactly the same…

  292. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    “guzman the player is one of the worst SS’s in baseball. and his not running out grounders and not chasing popups is not going to go over well in fenway if he lands there.”

    As I explained before when I talked about Guzman (previous thread) and at least intimated here, this isn’t about fear of Guzman helping out the Sux, though he will. This is about an emotional attachment to a player that I have had for a long time. I’m sure others may have players on other teams with whom they have had a long-standing “love affair”.

    Perhaps you haven’t paid a lot of attention to Guzman lately but he continues to be one of the most focused and hard-playing players in the game, and he is getting the results of his hard play. His defense has certainly gotten better.

    That said, if he was at the bottom of the barrel this year, because of my attachment to him I wouldn’t want him going to the Sux. That’s really the bottom line.

    Okey dokey? And I didn’t say anyone had to feel the same way. Just sharing.

    :)

  293. Ham Fighters August 10th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    forget the playoffs, forget the road trip, there is only one game and there is only one series; today’s game and this series against the jays. the 2 gamer at skydome was a classic trap ahead of the socks, and this 3 gamer is another trap coming back. the yankees stayed focused and won the 2 games up there and they need to keep the pressure up and win tonight and take this series.

    then you thnik about the road trip.

  294. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    It wouldn’t mke that much of a difference in Stadium layout. The walls would only be moved out like a foot in certain spots.

  295. Ed - campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) August 10th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “Swishy is going to lose alot of money tomorrow in court”

    is he getting awesome points too?

  296. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I see Harang cleared waivers

  297. bruceb August 10th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Don’t like the look of this lineup at all…but every time I say that, they go and win. Guess that’s why I’m not the manager.

  298. t-rock August 10th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I agree with Bob Raissmann… we have no idea what to expect from Joba in the postseason because he doesn’t have the right demeanor.. look at the bugs game 2 years ago.

  299. Homer August 10th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Peavy vs. Sabathia – Adv. Yanks
    Burhlee vs. Burnett – Adv. Yanks (we own Buerhlee)
    Floyd vs. Pettitte – Even
    Danks vs. Joba – Depends which Joba shows up.

    Trust me, there are much worse matchups for us than the Chi Sox.

  300. The Ghost August 10th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Cano has much more talent than Pedroia but Pedroia knows how to play the game and Cano is still learning. One thing I love about Pedroia – or any player for that matter – is that he approaches each at bat according to the game situation. Cano approaches each at bat the same exact way which is incredibly frustrating when a player needs to be moved over and he lazily flies out to center. I don’t put it past him to grow as a player because he’s made incredible strides this year in his fielding so his upside as many have mentioned is limitless but I’d still take Pedroia because he seems ratchet up the intensity during important situations and that’s just the kind of player that I like.

  301. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Is Peav vs. Sabathia advantage Yankees? I’d call it about even.

  302. EricNS August 10th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    It was more Bayless’ tone than anything else that gets to me – thinks things will be different when DIce-K and Wakefield get back – it took the Yanks so many innings to score Friday – things like that

  303. Patrick August 10th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Bizarre lineup today. I expected Damon to get the day off but I wasn’t expecting Posada to DH especially considering he had Saturday off. Also it’s a bit weird that Hairston is hitting in front of Melky.

    Note: This is not a lineup complaint in any way. I’m just commenting on the strangeness of the lineup. I still fully expect the Yankees to win :)

    Actually this series could be a real trap like Pete mentions. I expect for New York to win 2 out of 3 but I wouldn’t be shocked if they lost 2.

  304. stuart a August 10th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    harang has a big contract with 2 yrs left on it..

    he is as unattractvie as fatcessa’s favorite also on the reds…..

    crappy pitchers at $10 mill per yr. are not good investments…

  305. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    WEEI ALERT!

    If you haven’t ever done so, give youself a treat and go to WEEI’s stream over the internet. Their “Weiner Whiner Line” is hysterical, and listening to the soundbytes from today, it is going to be brutal!

    Also, refreshingly enough, Ordway isn’t necessarily buying Ortiz’s schtick.

    The Weiner Whiner line usually starts sometime around 5:45 and goes for about 15 minutes. But it wouldn’t hurt to tune it and listen to the Ortiz stuff that has been going on.

    http://www.weei.com/#

    You’ll have to register (it’s free) to listen so you might want to tune in early.

    By the way, they are reporting the the Sux did not claim CRISTIAN :) off waivers.

    Who knows.

  306. Jerkface August 10th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Any match up with a team not named the angels or red sox poses problems for the opposition because our pitching can shut down a mediocore offense and our hitting is too insane to hold down for an entire game.

    It pretty much requires their starter to pitch really well while our pitchers have an off day for them to succeed.

    That can always happen at any time, but on paper the Yankees are just so beastly.

  307. Clint August 10th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    White Sox offense is better than the Tigers offense, so is their bullpen.

    I’d be much more hesitant to match up with Chicago than Detroit.

    Not that it matters because I think we will beat both.

  308. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Yankee fans, sit back and enjoy.

    For the first time since game three of the 04′ ALCS, we have the best team in baseball. Enjoy it.

  309. lol August 10th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    the all-time greatest Dustin Pedroia pic:

    http://images.tribe.net/tribe/.....841707ef90

    absolutely classic

  310. Gary August 10th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I need to see how Peavy does in the AL before making an evaluation. No more Petco Park and facing teams like the D’Backs, Giants, etc. 10 times a season.

  311. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Let’s worry about getting to the playoffs first, before worrying about who the match up is. We’re not there yet.

  312. ArodMVP217 August 10th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I would not trade Cano for Pedroia. It really looks like he is making progress on his selectivity and plate discipline.

  313. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Harang pitched well last night, he has 2 yrs. left, SP depth would be a bad thing w/ this team, if the scouts like him they’ll attempt to steal him from the Reds.

    All in all I have to get back home. Later lohuders.

  314. AZ Dan August 10th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I think this Jays series can be a huge advantage for us and isin’t as meaningless as some may think.

    Boston is playing the Tigers with 3 pretty lopsided pitching matchups against them (Penny-Jackson, Verlander-Buchholz, Porcello-Tawaza), while we play a mediocre Jays team at home.

    We can expand the lead even more this week and give us some cushion before going out West.

  315. TD August 10th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Jack
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    I’ll sign up for a 5-5 road trip

    2-2 vs. SEA
    2-1 vs. OAK
    1-2 vs. BOS

    ——————–

    I get being conservative and all…

    But on this one, I think you are selling us short by 1-2 games.

  316. Zolio August 10th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Colin Cowherd is great though.

  317. Ham Fighters August 10th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    unfortunatly guzman is owned in both my league’s this year, so i’ll have to find another late season hero to put me over the top.

    im only 2 pts behind in the LoHud league!

  318. Noreaster August 10th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Have a good rest Pete!

    I agree with Rebecca, we’ve still got two west coast trips to contend with. But this past week has been fun!

  319. Captain Bawls August 10th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    “allowing 56 runs and 20 hits over 69 innings.”

    little typo there, pete ;)

  320. m August 10th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Twins
    Sox
    Tigers

    Sox played us well, but the Tigers pitching is dang good. Jackson has the second best ERA in the AL.

  321. Michael August 10th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Who cares about West Coast trips?

    We’re facing Seattle!!! And we miss their best pitcher! We face Ian Snell! Some kid named French and another kid named Fisher!

    Oakland is in last place and the Colosseum is 90% Yankee fans anyway and we have CC/AJ/Andy going!!

  322. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I can’t believe that some people on SNY are still saying that CC needs to step up and be an ACE and A.J. as well. They have been pitching well and they are pitching better because they are better second half starters. I think if CC doesn’t get a big workload down the stretch and he won’t then he will do better in the postseason.

  323. Patrick August 10th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Dude I’d take Aaron Harang. He is really good. Look at his BABIP and FIP, he’s run into some bad luck this year. He’d be a phenomenal (albeit expensive) fifth starter for the Yanks. If the Yanks can take on the extra payroll (not really a guarantee) they should snatch up Harang.

  324. m August 10th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Enjoy your break, Pete. See you on the left coast.

  325. Yogis August 10th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Nat
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET
    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN

    ————————————–

    Another kind of sweept! (That’s how a weekend stay in Babe’s new house could do to your brain).

  326. Dave D. August 10th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    You matchup Jackson/Verlander vs. CC/AJ… we have just as good a chance to be 2-0 as we do 0-2.

    Of course, it could be a bullpen game after 7 and we’re at home, but you know what I mean.

    I would much rather face Peavy (who can lose his composure) and Burhlee (who can be hit).

  327. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “unfortunatly guzman is owned in both my league’s this year, so i’ll have to find another late season hero to put me over the top.

    im only 2 pts behind in the LoHud league!”

    That has been noticed and I am really happy for you! It depends on how safe you want to be because of course with the hot hand anything is possible. Depending on what you need, Cuddyer is out there, Cody Ross is out there (he is hitting homers though his average is dismal) and Casey Blake is out there. So is Ituris. Obviously however you don’t need my help! I consider it a major victory to have gotten out of last place.

    ;)

  328. #23 Hitman August 10th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Oh boy….here we go again with the Sergio experiment again! Here’s hoping he does something…but can we get the bullpen up before the game starts?? :) Go Yanks!!

  329. xyz August 10th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    what’s on the Meat-tray tonight?

    I’m guessing a few meatballs, for sure. Hopefully, no salamis.

  330. RC 16 August 10th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Nat
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I’ll say BOS wins 3 of 4 against DET
    Penny vs. Jackson – WIN
    Tawza vs. Porcello – WIN
    Beckett vs. Garrallago – WIN
    Buchholz vs. Beckett – WIN

    —————–

    This is the best post ever

  331. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    AZ Dan
    August 10th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Boston is playing the Tigers with 3 pretty lopsided pitching matchups against them (Penny-Jackson, Verlander-Buchholz, Porcello-Tawaza), while we play a mediocre Jays team at home.

    ————————————————————

    There’s nothing mediocre about that Toronto lineup.

  332. Evan D. August 10th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    PITCHING PRIDE: The pitching staff has a 2.50 ERA in the winning streak, allowing 56 runs and 20 hits over 69 innings.

    56 runs on 20 hits…..we must be walking too many batters!

  333. Patrick August 10th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I agree with Rebecca, it’s way too premature to talk about how the Yanks match up against possible playoff teams.

    Not that I’m saying y’all shouldn’t talk about it. It’s a free blog after all :)

  334. xyz August 10th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Nat fail English? That’s unpossible!

  335. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    The lineup may not be mediocre at Tornto but the team itself is mediocre.

  336. Evan D. August 10th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    GB – There’s a lot mediocre about that team….they are 4 games under .500 and, as Pete says, in free fall.

  337. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “ROSTER UPDATE: Cody Ransom cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Scranton.”

    So Cody Ransom is NOT unemployed.

    So Cody Ransom WILL be able to feed his young children.

    So Cody Ransom COULD be back in pinstripes in September.

    Congrats, Cody Ransom, and apologies accepted.

    :)

  338. Ham Fighters August 10th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    its been tough filliing in for beltran and now justin upton’s on the d.l., so i need vlad or someone to turn it on quick or im in trouble.

  339. JZ 45 August 10th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Toronto is 4 games under .500

    We are 27 games over .500

  340. Patrick August 10th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “There’s nothing mediocre about that Toronto lineup.”

    He said a mediocre Jays team and going by their record, they are indeed mediocre. you’re right though, their lineup is good. Not great, but not bad. They are 10th in the MLB in runs scored, 9th in OPS, 4th in average.

    I think if Rios and Wells can bounce back, if Marcum pitches a full year, Litsch pitches at least half a year, the Jays get a decent 5th starter and another bat they can be a playoff contender in 2010. Yeah that’s a ton of if’s but they have a good core team right now.

  341. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Greatest postgame comment of all time:

    “Listen, the Red Sox had our number, but we changed cell-phone providers.”

    -Nick Swisher

  342. Patrick August 10th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Nick,

    Can we resume making fun of Ransom now? Or is that off limits still?

  343. Keith August 10th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Hey Pete:

    Have a good few days. Really enjoy the blog here and LoHud news which is where as a Canadian I find my Yankees’ News.

    Thanks for all the great work!

  344. Patrick August 10th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I’m outta here.

    One little fact to ponder while I’m gone. Aaron Harang has a higher K/9 and a lower BB/9 than both A.J. Burnett and CC Sabathia. He would be a huge pickup if the Yanks can afford him.

  345. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    They have a pain in the rear end leading off and their next two hitters are two of the best young power hitters in the leadue. Wells and Rios have been heating up for the last week. Barajas always does some damage to NYY and they still have good starting pitching. Don’t think this is going to be a cakewalk for the next three games. NYY is coming off of a high voltage series and there’s always a bit of a downturn. It’s normal.

  346. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Patrick: it’s not nice to make fun of people.

  347. Jenny August 10th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    How’s the weather?

  348. Cody Ransom's Ghost August 10th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    there goes my handle.

    Is there a Cody Ransom Valtrex on the market?

  349. Zach in Port Jeff August 10th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    What did Cody Ransom say to Angel Berroa when he walked into the bar?

  350. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 10th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “One little fact to ponder while I’m gone. Aaron Harang has a higher K/9 and a lower BB/9 than both A.J. Burnett and CC Sabathia. He would be a huge pickup if the Yanks can afford him.”

    higher hit/9 and whip too…in the nl…hed be a real good 5th starter but dont even think about comparing him to AJ or CC…his contract is bad for a 5th starter..

  351. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    By the way, yesterday Mark Texeira proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is an MT curse…on the Red Sox!

  352. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 10th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Weather is HOT, but clear.

  353. Wait till we visit the Sardine Can August 10th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Gotta split. See ya.

  354. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Harang, like Arroyo is a flyball pitcher. The home run totals now are terrible. Imagine them in the AL East.

  355. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Zach: I don’t know, what?

  356. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Well I know one thing. Peavy has not had a good track record in the postseason. He caves in high pressure situations, and CC has not been good the past two years in the postseason because of too much work before the playoffs. And Buerhle has never fared well when facing the yankees in his career. The White Sox have a better line-up than the Tigers, but we all know that good pitching can stop a good line-up.

  357. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    carl, do you have a link to the news about a Kangaroo Court? LOL Obviously the Honorable Mariano Rivera will be presiding……I love this stuff. I wonder who’s going to get called out……I’ll bet AJ does for his weak pieing of Alex on Friday night.

    The bottom half of tonight’s lineup is pretty weak……and why is Alex playing? Has Joe forgotten Drs. orders now?

  358. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I’ve watched Teixeira’s shot about 100 times. Anyone who says that was a fly-ball out in any other park is just a bitter prick.

  359. m August 10th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Betsy,

    Try Brian Hoch’s blog. He said Rivera will wear a robe.

    I think he’ll fine himself for allowing Phil’s inherited runners to score. :)

  360. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Oops, I posted that before I saw that Joe plans to rest some of the guys this week……nevermind, lol.

  361. Jenny August 10th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks, Rebecca.

    I hate hot weather. It wears everyone down and we don’t have a day off for another 11 days.

  362. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I say Tex gets fined for bringing the bat to 1st last night and then giving that lame excuse.

    What did he say something about not wanting to get the bat dirty if it was foul?

  363. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    LOL, M…….. I wonder if AJ will be in the jury box. He may have to fine himself. How about he get one pie in the face? I’d love that, lol………

    Tonight is going to be an icky night for a baseball game – the whole week, in fact. It’s disgustingly hot and humid out…..

  364. VT Yankeefan August 10th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Daily Jeter hit tracker:

    Rank Player Hits Bats
    51. Tony Perez+ 2732 R
    52. Roberto Alomar 2724 B
    53. Lou Gehrig+ 2721 L
    54. Rusty Staub 2716 L
    55. Bill Buckner 2715 L
    56. Dave Parker 2712 L
    57. Billy Williams+ 2711 L
    58. Doc Cramer 2705 L
    59. Omar Vizquel 2692 B
    60. Ivan Rodriguez 2681 R
    61. Gary Sheffield 2679 R
    62. Luis Aparicio+ 2677 R
    63. Derek Jeter 2674 R

  365. X-Mann August 10th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Yeah, it’s mid 90s weather, but clear.

    You won’t see AJ or CC wearing their hoodies in the dugout tonight…

  366. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Nat likes the Sox chances vs. Edwin Jackson tonight.

    Nat also eats glue, so take his ‘predicitons’ w/a grain of salt.

  367. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    LOL @ LC ….. 56 Runs on 20 Hits, Eh?? Think that is possible ? Hahahaha.

  368. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    GB, I really haven’t seen Harang pitch this season other than for game hightlights….But when he came up, he had the arm and potential to be a specail type pitcher…..He’s young enough to take a shot, but do you take on a contract that’s Igawa like……

  369. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Peter Gammons on SportCenter

    and he looks p*ssed

  370. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Swisher must be fined for impersonating America’s Sweetheart Mary Lou Retton.

  371. m August 10th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I want to see CC & AJ in the dugout wearing the heavy Yankees jacket with frosty air coming out of their mouths.

  372. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    It’s amazing that the pitchers have given up 8 runs / game and yet we’ve still won 7 straight. :rolleyes:

  373. Clark August 10th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    “I don’t feel like I’ve earned my stripes yet,” said Burnett, who signed a five-year $82.5 million deal in the offseason and delivered 7 2/3 stellar shutout innings on Friday night. “The fans aren’t going to think that, either, because they take it so seriously. We have a lot more time.”

    If nothing else, their performances electrified the new Yankee Stadium, giving it for the first time the feel of the old one. “That’s Yankee Stadium for you,” said Teixeira, whose go-ahead home run in the eighth inning on the heels of Johnny Damon’s game-tying shot and sent the crowd into a homer-happy state of hysteria. “I remember the old one, [it sometimes] felt like the place was shaking and that was the feeling tonight.”

    “Coming here as a Blue Jay, it was never like this,” Burnett said. “It’s definitely better than that. It’s just amazing to me that guys are behind you like they are. It’s hard to even describe.”

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....z0NowfNrTL

  374. CB August 10th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Should the team happen to fall behind or even lose tonight, I wonder how long it will take for the the Boston sweep to fade away and for litany of complaints to begin detailing everything that is “wrong” with the best team in baseball?

  375. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Oh it just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t say that

    1. I support Sergio Mitre

    and

    2. I absolutely think Gaudin will be a big help to the Yankees.

    Welcome to Chad!

    I just love our guys to death. Even Posada…

    ;)

  376. Zach in Port Jeff August 10th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Zach: I don’t know, what?
    ==========================
    Why the old face?

    ps…Since Cody Ransom is off-limits, Berroa jokes are still allowed, correct?

  377. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    “Should the team happen to fall behind or even lose tonight, I wonder how long it will take for the the Boston sweep to fade away and for litany of complaints to begin detailing everything that is “wrong” with the best team in baseball?”

    I expect that even if the Yankees win or take the lead and never lose it! You just KNOW that if we have an RISP and someone has the temerity not to bunt if that’s what the Sanhedrin feels is called for, that will be good for at least seven minutes of crying.

    Wish it weren’t so. Just telling it like it is.

  378. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Zach, I am not the arbiter of what kind of jokes are allowed, but I would tentatively say yes if the joke is delivered with lethal love.

  379. Joe August 10th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    That’s the beauty of baseball… you can never get too high or too low because there is always a game the next night.

    If we lose, some of the Boston euphoria wears off– that’s only natural. You may not be upset or angry but you are not going to be as high as you were after last night. If Boston wins, the team and their fans feel a little better about themselves and think they might be close to righting the ship.

    Just like after we were swept by Boston the first time, we won 2\3 in Detroit and then the sweep was forgotten for the time being.

  380. David August 10th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I guess Damon was benched to punish him for hitting that game-tying home run. He’d better not do that again! ;)

  381. dtv August 10th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    12-steps programs are awesome!

    Photo #5 is my favorite

    http://deadspin.com/5332801/th.....e&s=x

  382. Banks August 10th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I really wish we had an off-day to enjoy this series sweep for another day, rather than just getting back out there the next day– especially with Mitre on the hill following a great series.

    Just like day games after a great win at night, I hate having games the day after we win a big series. Only gives you less than a day to enjoy it.

  383. Stultus Magnus August 10th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Oh man, I’m just reposting this in case anybody didn’t see this great picture of Pedroia. Somebody else posted it about an hour ago.

    http://images.tribe.net/tribe/.....841707ef90

  384. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    “Oh man, I’m just reposting this in case anybody didn’t see this great picture of Pedroia. Somebody else posted it about an hour ago.

    http://images.tribe.net/tribe/…..841707ef90″

    CRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  385. dtv August 10th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Baseball is a grind.

    Yanks play 28 games in 31 days, this month and 27 games in 30 days in Sept.

  386. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    not one of those chicks looks worthy of wrecking a marriage.

    sad story, really, and I just don’t see it ending well.

  387. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Kangaroo Court Predictions:

    Posada for striking out with a runner on 3rd to win the game in the 9th friday.

    Jeter for striking out with a runner on 3rd to win the game in the 10th friday.

    Arod for unclutch hitting and waiting till the 15th to win the game, with such an unclutch 2 run homer.

    Dustin “I’m not magical” Pedroia, for well, not being magical as previously advertised.

    Any other predictions?

    I’ll keep a running list. Let’s make it a game. The person with the most predictions correct will win something.

  388. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Pat M….
    August 10th, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    GB, I really haven’t seen Harang pitch this season other than for game hightlights….But when he came up, he had the arm and potential to be a specail type pitcher…..He’s young enough to take a shot, but do you take on a contract that’s Igawa like……

    ————————————————————

    Harang always had the “He could be special” look, but, somewhere down the line, he’s lost that. Perhaps it’s always being on lousy teams that’s dulled the gloss.

  389. champ809 August 10th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Horn
    August 10th, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    How many MVPs has Cano won?

    End of discussion. Pedroia is better and the coaches/GMs around the league agree.

    that logic is flawed and while the media and the league are tripping over themselves to join RedSux nation that doesn’t mean they are right…what’s going on now is that EVERYTHING REDSUX is overhyped right now….everyone picked them as the best team in baseball how do they look right now? most of the experts thought Theo did a better job in the offseason and that his moves were shrewder than Cash’s,how does that look right now? the Red Sox farm is supposed to be the epitome of the game and yet the Yanks have a larger percentage of the ML roster made up of “homegrown” players….Bucholtz was thought by many to be better than Joba and Hughes…anyone saying that right now…the Elf is a good player and he’s a grinder okay whoopty doo…his career year/MVP year is the same year Jeets been putting up for 12-15 years,where’s his MVP? for instance Pedroids #’s from ’08 are eerily similar to Jeet’s ’06 # and that was the year that Matsui,Sheff went down in may ARod was terrible that year and Jeter carried that team everyday he batted over .330 practically from opening day led the league in avg.w/risp at .488 and was singlehandedly responsible for the Yanks winning the division that year? the writers and there anti-Yanks bias gave the award to Morneau…Cano has a much higher upside tha Pedroia period…as Cano continues to develop once it clicks with him to control the strike zone and limit his swings to “good” strikes he has the ability to win multiple batting titles and this year should win his 1st of many gold gloves….

  390. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I hope you have my prediction, michelle. I think it will come to pass.

  391. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    As I sit here waiting for the yankees game and for my one of my fantasy football drafts to start, I was just wondering. Is there a yankees lohud blog fantasy football league? Just for fun?

    Just keep us in the game tonight Mitre. All I ask. Go Yankees

  392. Victor the Predictor August 10th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    As soon as Mitre shows signs of weakness, Chad Gaudin gets the first call.

  393. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Yanks have a DH with Tampa in September……Someone will be asked to throw the back end og the dh….

  394. dtv August 10th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    not one of those chicks looks worthy of wrecking a marriage.
    ———————————————–

    yeah, but there were 3 of them. It had a sum of the parts being greater than the whole, thing going on.

    Plus, they get bonus points for being um, um enthusiastic ;)

  395. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Alex Rios is now a member of the White Sox.

    They got him for nothing. Salary dump.

  396. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    S.A.-

    i would in for a lohud football league.

  397. Mark H August 10th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Nice no Rios this week.

  398. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Rios has been traded to the White sox

  399. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Giuseppe-

    you arent kidding, they really got him for nothing. Just took on his salary.

  400. pat August 10th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Rios to White Sox is official

  401. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Despite adding Rios and Peavy, I still think the Tigers are better than the ChiSox.

  402. Olive August 10th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    White Sox are loaded now. Added Peavy AND Rios to their roster.

    Wouldn’t want to see them in October with that lineup and pitching.

  403. pat August 10th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    champ

    paragraphs please.

  404. Ham Fighters August 10th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    rios on the white sox is good for this week, but he’s moving to a possible playoff contender. i dont know if he’s worth whatever money he’s owed, but he is a damn good ballplayer and in a pennant race, he might just blow up. id rather see him in toronto this week than in chicago in october.

  405. 77513 August 10th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Little surprised that the white sox would take all of Rios contract. They just added two huge contracts with Rios and Peavy.

  406. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Let the guessing begin. Will NYY now go after a player like Dye this winter?

    My guess is no. He’s not that great on defense, the cost will be high, both in money and if he’s offered arbitration, he’s not worth a draft pick. His age is against him, also. 6 years ago, in a heartbeat. Not now.

  407. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    WhiteSox = good deal for them

  408. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    S.A.-

    i would in for a lohud football league.

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

    There’s one! :)
    If more are interested, I(or someone else if they feel up to it) could start up a league on yahoo or something.

    I love this time of the year with football starting up and baseball craziness

  409. pat August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Kangaroo Court:

    They should treat all the basrunning blunders as a class action suit to avoid delaying the game

    Swisher should get fined for hawking chocolate milk on company time last night.

    Alex should get fined for not telling them sooner that he is clutch.

    Jeter should get fined for building a Courtyard by Marriot and trying to pass it off as his primary residence.

  410. dtv August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Alex “blanking” Rios outta get along real well with “blanking” Ozzie Guillén.

  411. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    The Sox have added a ton of payroll over the last couple of weeks. As much as any team since the offseason.

    Rios and Peavy have some really beefy contracts.

  412. Mike August 10th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Honestly – I’m more afraid of facing Danks/Floyd than I am Peavy and Buerhlee.

  413. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Just a name at this point until he plays better.

    Jake Peavy, who is rehabbing an injury, and Alex Rios, who is rehabbing his game, account for 100 million in salaries over the next 4+ years.

    A lot of salary to take on. Will be interesting to see how it works out for them.

  414. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    The interesting thing about the back-to-backs: who thought it would be Teixreira & Damon going b2b 6 times? I thought it’d be ARod & Tex! :)

  415. braden August 10th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Some funny comments at http://www.weei.com

    The Article:A lesson in disappointment for Bard in the Bronx.Read the 2 comments after article,funny stuff!

  416. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Whoa -

    Just catching up – Rios went to the White sox???? Wow. Good for him. I think.

  417. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    pat
    August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Kangaroo Court:

    They should treat all the basrunning blunders as a class action suit to avoid delaying the game

    Swisher should get fined for hawking chocolate milk on company time last night.

    Alex should get fined for not telling them sooner that he is clutch.

    Jeter should get fined for building a Courtyard by Marriot and trying to pass it off as his primary residence.

    ————————————————————

    Don’t forget fining Cabrera for jumping up and down and celebrating a walkoff hit on Friday when it was just a foul ball.

  418. Dave D. August 10th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    How the hell did Melancon and Robertson get through waivers unclaimed?

    So many teams need BP help and 2 young cheap guys who have had some success in the AL East are available and nobody wanted them? Melancon was regarded as one of the best closers in the minors. Robertson strikes out 12 guys per 9. Even a bad team could have used one of them as a closer.

    Cano I can understand his contract in these economic times might be too much, but how did the 2 relievers get past waivers?

  419. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Running List of Kangaroo Court Predictions:

    pat August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Kangaroo Court:

    They should treat all the basrunning blunders as a class action suit to avoid delaying the game

    Swisher should get fined for hawking chocolate milk on company time last night.

    Alex should get fined for not telling them sooner that he is clutch.

    Jeter should get fined for building a Courtyard by Marriot and trying to pass it off as his primary residence.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Kangaroo Court Predictions: MichelleB.

    Posada for striking out with a runner on 3rd to win the game in the 9th friday.

    Jeter for striking out with a runner on 3rd to win the game in the 10th friday.

    Arod for unclutch hitting and waiting till the 15th to win the game, with such an unclutch 2 run homer.

    Dustin “I’m not magical” Pedroia, for well, not being magical as previously advertised.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  420. 77513 August 10th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    GreenBeret7
    August 10th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    pat
    August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Kangaroo Court:

    They should treat all the basrunning blunders as a class action suit to avoid delaying the game

    Swisher should get fined for hawking chocolate milk on company time last night.

    Alex should get fined for not telling them sooner that he is clutch.

    Jeter should get fined for building a Courtyard by Marriot and trying to pass it off as his primary residence.

    ————————————————————

    Don’t forget fining Cabrera for jumping up and down and celebrating a walkoff hit on Friday when it was just a foul ball.

    —————————————————-

    Coke will also get fined he raised his hand in the air again like it was a pop up on Mauer homerun in minnesota. That is the second time he did that.

  421. CB August 10th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Kenny Williams really bailed out JP Ricciardi.

    Who would have guessed someone would take on that contract.

    Kenny certainly isn’t afraid of making moves.

    But that is a lot of money to take on.

    It’s very possible that neither Jason Bay nor Matt Holliday signs for as much money this winter as Rios is owed over the next 5 years.

    The Jays had backloaded that contract so most of the total will now be paid by the Sox.

    It’s a strange move all the way around.

  422. C August 10th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    haha we got 56 runs on only 21 HITS!!

  423. Al August 10th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Boston still has 8 games with the Chi Sox. We have 3.

  424. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    There was no point in claiming Melancon and Robertson, because NYY’s asking price would have been too high and NYY would have pulled them back, anyway.

  425. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    #

    Running List of Kangaroo Court Predictions:

    pat August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Kangaroo Court:

    They should treat all the basrunning blunders as a class action suit to avoid delaying the game

    Swisher should get fined for hawking chocolate milk on company time last night.

    Alex should get fined for not telling them sooner that he is clutch.

    Jeter should get fined for building a Courtyard by Marriot and trying to pass it off as his primary residence.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Kangaroo Court Predictions: MichelleB.

    Posada for striking out with a runner on 3rd to win the game in the 9th friday.

    Jeter for striking out with a runner on 3rd to win the game in the 10th friday.

    Arod for unclutch hitting and waiting till the 15th to win the game, with such an unclutch 2 run homer.

    Dustin “I’m not magical” Pedroia, for well, not being magical as previously advertised.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    # 77513
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    77513

    Don’t forget fining Cabrera for jumping up and down and celebrating a walkoff hit on Friday when it was just a foul ball.

    —————————————————-

    Coke will also get fined he raised his hand in the air again like it was a pop up on Mauer homerun in minnesota. That is the second time he did that.

  426. Uke August 10th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Robertson and Melancon both have options left, they were only put on waivers to see if their was any intrest, if they get through you are free to trade them anywhere, it was just part of the process

  427. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Meh, I’m not a big believer in the White Sox.

    There are probably at least five teams (maybe six) in the AL better than them right now – Yanks, TB, Boston, Detroit, Texas, and Angels.

  428. pat August 10th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    “Don’t forget fining Cabrera for jumping up and down and celebrating a walkoff hit on Friday when it was just a foul ball.”

    GB

    Nah, that was cute. Besides, the adrenaline rush from that was the only thing that kept the team awake through the next inning. Melky is a PED. :wink:

  429. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    michelle:

    “Swisher must be fined for impersonating America’s Sweetheart Mary Lou Retton.”

  430. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Good evening….hope A Rod can step it up this series at home…batting .207 at home this season…Although Yanks had a great last 6 games, season is far from over. Just saw the Sox in their last 17 games or so they play the likes of Cleveland, Baltimore, and KC. Thus, their schedule is pretty easy. Yanks can’t take nothin for granted. If they see Lester and Beckett again they might have trouble. Go Tigers tonight and Yanks!!

  431. Jenny August 10th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    what was the point of putting Melancon and Robertson on waivers?

  432. Uke August 10th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    RDM, where did you go the last 2 days when AROD was hitting those HRs? Its crazy, half his HRs and RBIs have tied the game or put them ahead, you hear me? Hi Hater! :)

  433. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Just watching the video from Thursday nite’s game on the Posada no slide…….Melky was a spectator the entire time, in fact he never dropped his bat, never signaled to hit the dirt, nothing…….Yanks never raised the issue as they must have kept it in house……Alex Rios, good player and he’ll help the Sox and have an impact….

  434. R-Tek August 10th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    White Sox are 3 games over .500. Why is everyone so afraid of them? Just because they had a nice series against us? So did the Washington Nationals.

    Trust me, there are much better teams in the AL than Chicago.

  435. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Running List of Kangaroo Court Predictions:

    pat August 10th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Kangaroo Court:

    They should treat all the basrunning blunders as a class action suit to avoid delaying the game

    Swisher should get fined for hawking chocolate milk on company time last night.

    Alex should get fined for not telling them sooner that he is clutch.

    Jeter should get fined for building a Courtyard by Marriot and trying to pass it off as his primary residence.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Kangaroo Court Predictions: MichelleB.

    Posada for striking out with a runner on 3rd to win the game in the 9th friday.

    Jeter for striking out with a runner on 3rd to win the game in the 10th friday.

    Arod for unclutch hitting and waiting till the 15th to win the game, with such an unclutch 2 run homer.

    Dustin “I’m not magical” Pedroia, for well, not being magical as previously advertised.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    77513

    Don’t forget fining Cabrera for jumping up and down and celebrating a walkoff hit on Friday when it was just a foul ball.

    —————————————————-

    Coke will also get fined he raised his hand in the air again like it was a pop up on Mauer homerun in minnesota. That is the second time he did that.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Nick in SF:

    “Swisher must be fined for impersonating America’s Sweetheart Mary Lou Retton.”

  436. DJ 2 August 10th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Nationals are upset that the Sox leaked the Guzman waiver claim?

    Not the first time Boston has stuck their foot in their mouth during a negotiation….

  437. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Gees, I just noticed Damon isn’t in the line up…Ooops, forgot, he can only go like 5 days in a row…wow, wish I could make that kind of money playing as much as he does…really, unbelieveable….

  438. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Uke..yes, he has had 2 HR’s past few days…but look at the big picture…he is horrible batting 4th at home this year….

  439. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Is it possible for the people of the lohud blog to hold a Kangaroo Court. There would be many violations to fine, but im sure RDM would have the largest fine.

  440. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Pat M….
    August 10th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Just watching the video from Thursday nite’s game on the Posada no slide…….Melky was a spectator the entire time, in fact he never dropped his bat, never signaled to hit the dirt, nothing…….Yanks never raised the issue as they must have kept it in house……Alex Rios, good player and he’ll help the Sox and have an impact….

    ————————————————————

    People have made a big deal on the no slide, but, not a word said about Jeter coasting into second base on a potential double and letting thrown out by Lowell.

  441. bru August 10th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    wfan saying rios going to the white sox

  442. Kevin Page August 10th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Kenny Williams sure if making some weird moves. He takes Wilson Betemit and gives us Nick Swisher.

    He gets an injured NL pitcher who is likely to get clobbered in the AL (hence why we has so afraid to come here for years).

    Now the man genius takes on a TON of $$$ for an underperforming player. Sure if a miracle happens and Rios plays to his capability it will help them. But I just don’t see that happening.

  443. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    RDM,

    Why do you even bother to come here?

    You don’t have any idea what you’re talking about and A-Rod made you look like a buffoon this weekend.

    He’s had as many big hits as anyone on the team.

    BTW, how did all those fine predictions pan out?

    They were supposed to Mark Buehrle, Halladay, Beckett, and Lester this past week.

  444. Cash is King August 10th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Funny how the Baseball Channel nor ESPN has reported the Rios trade yet.

  445. bru August 10th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    rios out of the lu

  446. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    People have made a big deal on the no slide, but, not a word said about Jeter coasting into second base on a potential double and letting thrown out by Lowell.

    GB7 – we were up 12-4, no one cared :)

  447. champ809 August 10th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    i really thought that the Yanks should have put in a claim on Rios. i had a feeling that the jays were looking to dump his contract in an effort to make a run at extending Halladay.
    I liked the idea of putting a 28 yr old Rios in RF with AJax in CF and Melk/Gardner in LF next year…Rios’s defense/athleticism and bat would play well in our lineup and coming to the Yanks to be a complimentery player i think would have actually worked to “unlock” the huge potential that he’s got.
    if Rios comes on anything like he did last year and the year before the Sox are clearly the best team in the central as their pitching/offense and defense are superior to Detroits

  448. Cash is King August 10th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    If you guys want RDM to disappear then stop responding to him.

  449. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Alex Rios is playing RF? I thought he went to the White Sox. Line up not updated yet?

  450. Cash is King August 10th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Rios is out of the game with Bautista in his place.

  451. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  452. pat August 10th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Kim Jones said Rios was pulled from the line-up because the trade was complete and Riccardi was doing a press conference on it about 25 minutes ago.

  453. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Franco….they didn’t “beat” Beckett or Lester….I think Bard and the japanese pitcher got the loss in those games, not Beckett or Lester. Yanks mustard one run against Lester and 0 runs against Beckett…the reason the Yanks have been good since A Rod has come back is their pitching, period….not A Rod. I’d pitch to him everytime. Sure, he may get one or two hits a week, but batting 4th at home, hitting .208 is horrible. And he’s only hitting like .250 all year w/RISP.

  454. Cash is King August 10th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Another thing, Rios had a full no-trade clause for this season so he had to approve the trade.

  455. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Champ-

    i think you have the right idea, but Hal put the clamps on cashman’s spending. He said he was working on a budget. Rios, is simply owed too much for too long.

  456. bru August 10th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    their was no trade

    the jays let him go

  457. Cash is King August 10th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Finally, the Baseball Channel is talking about the Rios trade.

  458. Vince August 10th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Chad Gaudin has been issued No. 41.

  459. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Kevin Page…..Trust me, if Jake Peavy is recovered from his ankle injury, he’s not going to get lite up….The dude can pitch and pitch quite well……

  460. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “Yanks mustard one run against Lester and 0 runs against Beckett”

    You must have relished those performances.

  461. Cash is King August 10th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “their was no trade

    the jays let him go”

    Officially it’s still a trade.

  462. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    RDM,

    It must suck being you.

  463. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Here comes Sergio.

  464. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Welcome back to baseball, Aaron Boone. He’s scheduled to play 5 innings tonight for Corpus Christi.

  465. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Vince
    August 10th, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    Chad Gaudin has been issued No. 41.
    ****

    And here I thought it would be retired for Jose Veras :roll:

  466. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Mitre pitchin for his dinner

  467. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    or supper depends how you look at it

  468. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Cash is King
    August 10th, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    “their was no trade

    the jays let him go”

    Officially it’s still a trade.

    ***

    Did they get anything in return? Or just the peace of mind of having the contract off the books??

  469. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “Yanks mustard one run against Lester and 0 runs against Beckett”

    You must have relished those performances.
    ______________________________________________________________

    at least we didnt have to play Ketchup….

  470. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Mitre is due for a good game.

  471. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    still letting the ball hang up there…

  472. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Hey 1st man down on K’s! Go Serge

  473. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    So far so good.

  474. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    It’s a straight waiver claim. Rios was selected off waivers by the White Sox.

  475. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    finally, scoot-a-row retired.

  476. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me
    August 10th, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “Yanks mustard one run against Lester and 0 runs against Beckett”

    You must have relished those performances.
    ______________________________________________________________

    at least we didnt have to play Ketchup….

    ****

    But the Yanks got the Miracle Whip they wanted :grin:

  477. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I hope Riccardi likes his new job next season wherever that might be.

    He’s on his way out of Toronto whether this trade had happened or not.

  478. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Cy Mitre

  479. rdm hater August 10th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    rdm
    good to see you back
    whre did u go esterday

  480. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Umpires should be fined too in kangaroo court. Anyone see the replay of Eric Cooper’s call that got Bobby Cox thrown out this past week?

    http://markbowman.mlblogs.com/.....Id=rss_atl

  481. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    WOW! Serg-I-O!

    LOL! It’s fun to think positive.

  482. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Mitre’s pitches have good movement on them. If he can locate, they aren’t going to hit much off him. But that’s the million dollar question. Can he locate? So far so good…

  483. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Mitre with 2 k’s.

  484. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Last time Mitre pitched, he struck out the first two hitters, and proceded to get hammered after that.

  485. rdm hater August 10th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    where did you go yesterday
    rdm

  486. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Ehhh. So much for the perfect game. Hopefully he’ll get out of this quickly.

    And it’s damn humid out. It’s disgusting.

  487. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    There goes the no hitter/perfect game.

  488. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I say, “so far so good,” and then Mitre hangs one over the middle of the plate; and Lind drives it the other way.

  489. pat August 10th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    “It’s a straight waiver claim.”

    Caution to claiming teams. You may end up writing a check by being cute with a block.

  490. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    My White Sox friends are not happy about this Rios deal. They think that the contract is too much for what they are getting. I told them that I believe that Rios is a guy who will benefit from a change in scenery.

  491. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    :)

  492. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    “Last time Mitre pitched, he struck out the first two hitters, and proceded to get hammered after that.”

    Looks like he’s consistent with that.

  493. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    How’s Gaudin feeling today? ;)

  494. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    this is the same thing he does every game – 1st two outs – then 3 straight hits….SOmeone needs to tell this guy there are 3 outs in an inning.

  495. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Tomorrow Francessa will scream –
    MITRE is NOT a three out pitcher.

  496. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Mitre works slow from the stretch.

  497. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    LOL! Wells goes down on a “nasty” ball from Mitre.

  498. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you!

  499. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    21 pitches

  500. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    How about that. Mitre finally pitched a first inning for the Yankees without giving up a run. And he strikes out the side doing so.

  501. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    way to go Mitre – who cares about WHIP. Just keep the Yanks in the game.

  502. Ross (sacrificed a foot on the altar of A-Rod) August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Joba Mitre strikes out the side.

  503. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Go Serge! Its weird being able to breathe during a yankee game again. Thank you blue jays?

  504. m August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Prediction: Vernon Wells will get worse and worse because of the Rios trade. All the pressure and bad contract spotlight is on him now.

  505. Wangawa August 10th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Mitre is a decent 5th starter, even if he does seem to fall apart after he gets 2 outs.

  506. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    We survived. Get runs

  507. Ross (sacrificed a foot on the altar of A-Rod) August 10th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    “21 pitches”

    When all you can do to try and discomfort the rest of us is point out that our 5th starter isn’t economical, that’s kind of sad, RDM.

  508. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    “I say Tex gets fined for bringing the bat to 1st last night and then giving that lame excuse.”

    I thought that I was the only one who noticed that he did that. He looked goofy running to 1st with a bat.

  509. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Interesting lineup tonight.

  510. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Only a moron would continue to stalk Arod.

    Some folks just love looking stupid.

  511. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Maybe Mitre will have a nice start perhaps knowing it may be his last if he doesn’t get the job done. Good 2 strike pitching there, let’s get him some runs…

  512. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Jeter!!

  513. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    JEET!

  514. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!!!

    What Red Sox let down!?!?!?

  515. pat August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Nice start. No letdown in sight.

  516. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    ahhhh ha Jeter homeruns excite me even more than when the big boys hit em

  517. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Now that was sexy ;) Nice way to lead off captain.

  518. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    so much for a trap game…

  519. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    jeets with the leadoff!!!

  520. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Jeter is having an amazing season.

  521. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    JETAH!! its gonna be a long hot, humid evening for # 34

  522. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    NYY626
    August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    Now that was sexy Nice way to lead off captain.

    ****

    Don’t pretend cheat on Andy!

  523. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    If Pete was working tonight, would he gripe that that was a Yankee Stadium cheapie? :)

    Phil Hughes grabs the ball yet again. Nice.

  524. m August 10th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Jeter inspired by Sergio’s 1-2-5!

  525. pat August 10th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    RDM has to be Pete playing with us or else he would be gone by now.

  526. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    that was funny Phil

  527. CM (MLB needs to use instant replay more) August 10th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I’m under the impression Hughes is going to sell those home run balls.

  528. Maria August 10th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Nice Jeter! I love that Phil is going after all the homerun balls.

  529. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Gonna be a looooooooooooooooong night… FOR THE JAYS! I hope! :D

  530. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Erica – always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    NYY626
    August 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    Now that was sexy Nice way to lead off captain.

    ****

    Don’t pretend cheat on Andy!
    ________________________________________________________________
    Well Andy doesn’t hit homeruns!

    Nice swish!

  531. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Michael Kay is soooo deep.

    But I can’t make fun of him too much. ESPN made me really miss him last night

  532. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Jeter!!!

  533. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Holy cow! Couldn’t even hear Kay over the sound of the stadium.

  534. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    2-0 Sox…Dustin homers….

  535. CB August 10th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    That’s the difference between last time when they hadn’t seen Rzepczynski and now.

    Jeter was in command of that at bat. He got ahead in the count. And he was not surprised at all that Rzepczynski would try to throw a change up down 2-0. He was not surprised at all. He stayed back and didn’t get out on his front foot one bit.

    For Jeter to hit one out to CF he has to stay back and shift his weight at the proper time in order to maximzie his ability to drive the ball.

    He saw it out of Rzepczynski hand very well and wasn’t surprised to get an off speed pitch.

  536. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Does Hughes still have a blog or website? Haven’t heard much about it this year.

  537. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Everyone wants a hit tonight!

  538. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    How does Jackson for Detroit have a 2.35ERA???

  539. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    arod is going deep!

  540. VT Yankeefan August 10th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Jeter needs 3 more HRs to tie Don Mattingly for 10th all time as a Yankee.

  541. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    DT-

    phil has a blog on yarddog – but he rarely updates it.

  542. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    A Rod up w/RISP LOL

  543. champ809 August 10th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Kevin Page
    August 10th, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    Kenny Williams sure if making some weird moves. He takes Wilson Betemit and gives us Nick Swisher.

    He gets an injured NL pitcher who is likely to get clobbered in the AL (hence why we has so afraid to come here for years).

    Now the man genius takes on a TON of $$$ for an underperforming player. Sure if a miracle happens and Rios plays to his capability it will help them. But I just don’t see that happening

    Kenny Williams is one of the shrewdest GM’s in the game. you may not be a Peavy fan, i’m not, however Peavy is still a front of the rotation/ace type pitcher when healthy that he’s added to his rotation at a controlled cost for the next 3/4 years which happen to be his “prime” years and all he gave up was a couple of mid rotation type kids and he held on to all his top prospects..
    he then takes on Alex Rios to play in CF replacing a retread Posednick for the stretch run and for the next 4-5 years his prime years and what did it cost him…nothing

    last yr Rios went .297/17hrs(14 after asb)/32 sbs and 90rbis

    in ’07 Peavy won the CY and led the league in K’s and before he got hurt this year was on a roll…i know he’s an NL pitcher but so was Beckett…point’s if he’s healthy he makes their rotation much more formidible for the next 3/4 years than Richard/ or Poreda and Rios is def an upgrade over Posednick/Wise/Anderson and anyone else they have in their system they have Dye signed for next year and in ’11 Jordan Danks should be ready to slide into CF with Rios moving back to RF….i see no downside and all the upside in the world for the Chi sox with these moves

  544. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    GIDP or K

  545. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    SO much for the “letdown” game. We look alive and well.

    Except alex – who is soooo unclutch.

  546. Coach6423 August 10th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    UGGGHHHHH…..

    SO UNCLUTCH….

    TERRIBLE AB…

  547. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    No boos after the DP. Is that a sign that some yankee fans are evolving?

  548. Aura August 10th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    one more out with RISP for Arod and it’s open season again ;)

  549. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I called it, nice going A Rod….you should have bunted

  550. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    thanks Michelle – I remember last year he was into it early on before he got hurt.

  551. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    That is a normal AB for A Rod..

  552. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Clark, thanks for posting that. I love those quotes from AJ – it makes me feel good that these guys are genuinely thrilled to be here. He may not think it, but he’s earned his pinstripes……so have CC and Tex. Man, I just love these guys.

  553. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Didn’t take long for folks to turn on Arod. Too funny.

  554. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I don’t think the WhiteSox did bad.

    let’s say you’re a team in need of a OF next year. And you prefer a younger, 5-tool type of OF.

    if you can’t get Matt Holliday to sign with your team, who are you getting?

    personally, my preference list would look like this:

    1) Matt Holliday
    2) Carl Crawford
    3) Chone Figgins
    4) Alex Rios

  555. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    more runs to come off this pitcher if they keep swinging like that

  556. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “# RDM August 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    That is a normal AB for A Rod..”

    Why do you come here every night? Are you a brain dead Sox fan who can’t find a Sox blog?

  557. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    RDM ur a clown

  558. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Just ignore the troll RDM – his mommy is letting him stay up late and play on the internet.

  559. Coach6423 August 10th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    mine was in sarcasm SJ…

  560. bru August 10th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    In August, trades may only be made after all players in the trade clear waivers or are not on 40-man rosters.

    rios did not clear he was claimed so it was not trade

  561. CB August 10th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    So far for the Sox every ball they’ve made contact on through 5 outs has been hit towards left field.

    Every hit has been close to or against the monster.

    That team’s offense is completely structured and dependent on their home ball park.

  562. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I bet Alex Rios will miss the fries and gravy in Canada.

    Wait until he tries to buy a Chicago deep dish pizza with that funny Queen Elizabeth money.

  563. Ross (sacrificed a foot on the altar of A-Rod) August 10th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “Didn’t take long for folks to turn on Arod. Too funny.”

    Well RDM is a troll, and I think the rest are being facetious.

    Relax SJ. Everybody here is thinking pretty positively right now.

  564. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    That is a normal AB for Arod. He should have bunted.

    When someone whose baseball knowledge you can place in a thimble says that, you know it’s a troll.

  565. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Is Mitre that good or are the Jays that bad?

  566. rdm hater August 10th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    everyone
    rdm is such a loser

  567. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Mitre knows his spot might be on the line here… weak hitting team also… could be a good combo

  568. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    “I bet Alex Rios will miss the fries and gravy in Canada”

    anyone tried this ?

  569. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Jays looking lost this inning.

  570. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Coach,

    I know your comment was in jest.

  571. CB August 10th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    SJ,

    You have to let it go. Every response is only achieving his desired end.

    At this point, its purely trolling to incite and intentionally ruin the game thread so that the game isn’t discussed but the stupidity of the posts are.

  572. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    LOL! Mitre going for the SO record!

  573. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Mitre? Is that you?

  574. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I wonder if Gaudin being here has lit a fire under Mitre. This is the best he’s looked since he got here.

  575. pat August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    :shock:

  576. Coach6423 August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Mitre is pitching like his job is on the line..haha

  577. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I’ve never seen THIS Mitre. Where’d the regular one go?

  578. Ross (sacrificed a foot on the altar of A-Rod) August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    That’s Sergio “The Whiffmeister” Mitre to you.

  579. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I personally like RDM’s comments. I think they’re quite enlightening.

  580. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Laura – I like this new Alex! He’s a keeper.
    August 10th, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    I wonder if Gaudin being here has lit a fire under Mitre. This is the best he’s looked since he got here.
    ***

    Doesn’t the mastermind Joe Girardi always say that “competition brings out the best in people”

  581. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Mitre says,

    there you go message blog b*****’*

  582. Christina- New Pictures from Yankees Game! August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Johnny, the Jays are just that bad. I dont know what happened to their offense. It doesnt help that Wells has been terrible and they traded away Rolen. The only guys that really are with it are Lind and Hill.

  583. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    seriously its smarter just not to address/acknowledge RDM, its hard but its the best way

  584. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    stop replying to R.D.M ( really dumb man) we are making him famous.

  585. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    And Sergio says: excuse me, but I heard there was an aces party going on? I think I’ll hang around for a while!

    So far so good. Told ya the guy had something to offer.

    May it last!

    :)

  586. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Mitre is trying hard to keep his job.

  587. CB August 10th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    “In August, trades may only be made after all players in the trade clear waivers or are not on 40-man rosters. ”

    Not true. If a player is claimed then the team has the option of pulling the player back, letting him go on the waiver claim or trading him to the claiming team.

    You don’t have to clear waivers to complete a trade with the claiming team.

    You have to clear waivers to be able to freely trade the player to anyone you want to.

  588. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Mitre ate his wheaties this morning

  589. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Guys, RDM is a troll. Trolls don’t get enough attention in their personal lives so they come to this blog for attention. If people would ignore RDM, he/she would go away and find attention somewhere else; probably on some porn site.

  590. Rayvt August 10th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    my preference list would look like this:

    1) Carl Crawford
    2) Alex Rios
    3) Matt Holliday
    4) Jason Bay
    5) Jermaine Dye
    6) Chone Figgins

  591. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    nah u have to let people know they are stupid sometimes

  592. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    That news is sad to hear :-(

  593. RalphieD (OPPC) August 10th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    nice start mitre so far…minus those hits lol

  594. CB August 10th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    So far 4 of Mitre’s 5 strike outs have come on pitches located down in the zone.

    The two singles were both on pitches above the belt.

    Mitre is completely dependent on location.

  595. BR August 10th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    So the magic elf hits like a 304 ft hr at Fenway and there is no mention of Fenway being a bandbox by the ESPN announcers. Funny how that works. Wonder if the recaps on the various websites on the internet mention it being a cheapie…

  596. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Poutine?

  597. pat August 10th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    RIP Mrs. Mantle

  598. Tunnel Man August 10th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Holy Cow!

    K K K K ?

  599. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    If you a member of the Jays, it’s got to be hard to want to play everyday.

    When they give one of the best players on the team away for nothing, it’s got to be hard getting up for games.

  600. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    RIP, Merlyn Mantle. All that’s remaining are two of the four sons.

  601. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    BR- Yanks have the best home record in the american league, people can talk all they want, it’s just talk

  602. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Everyone who says RDM is a troll is feeding his trolling, including me, chut it !

  603. Vrsce August 10th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Very smart move by the Jays to dump Rios.

    He has a bad attitude, behaved badly to Toronto fans and the Jays save 60mm. How bad can that be?

  604. m August 10th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Who is this RDM everyone is talking about? :roll:

  605. Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing August 10th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Yes, poutine. Good stuff

  606. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    If these guys weren’t millionaires, I’d feel sorry for the TOR players. Rios? Gone. Rolen? Gone. Wells? Sucks. Halladay? Great, but miserable. Gaston? Yankee hater.

    These next 50 games are going to seem like an eternity for them.

  607. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    “Mitre is trying hard to keep his job.”

    Yes he is. But as we all know, you have to be able to deliver in order to keep your job.

    Mitre had the bad fortune of pitching right after Cashman “failed to deliver” a 5th starter. Remember? I think the exact quote was “he sat back and did nothing.”

    So Mitre incurred the wrath of every thoughtful and patient Yankee fan here.

    :lol:

  608. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    “1) Carl Crawford
    2) Alex Rios
    3) Matt Holliday
    4) Jason Bay
    5) Jermaine Dye
    6) Chone Figgins”

    Jason Bay woldn’t even make my list. He’s been figured out in the AL.

  609. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    giambi makes that play.

  610. Ross (sacrificed a foot on the altar of A-Rod) August 10th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    “So the magic elf hits like a 304 ft hr at Fenway and there is no mention of Fenway being a bandbox by the ESPN announcers. Funny how that works.”

    Yeah well, it looks more impressive because it’s high. And Fenway’s been around forever; nothing’s going to change about that.

    There are better double standards to complain about.

  611. Homer Bush August 10th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Is Posada getting along better with Burnett and Swishy now?

  612. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    They gave that error to the 3rd baseman? C’mon, the guy and 1B has to dig that out. Should be an E-3, not an E-5. It was right there.

    Not that I’m complaining. Molina batting with house money now. If he makes an out, it’s all good because top of the order comes up next inning.

  613. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    ya a good 1B definitely does easily scoop that… poor throw but gotta bail out your fielder there for sure

  614. Vrsce August 10th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Obviously you people missed seeing Rios youtube outburst wherein he abused and swore at a Toronto fan who asked for an autograph. He was gone as soon as it hit the net.

    That is why he was waived.

    If a Yankee or Boston had behaved as Rios had, they too would be gone.

  615. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    “Holy Cow!

    K K K K ?”

    Tunnel, the faith of a mustard seed can move mountains!

    Another one is – good waiters get good tips!

    :)

    GO YANKS!!!

    GO MITRE!!!

  616. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hellooo fellow yankees fans. I’ve been reading Pete’s blog and your entertaining comments for awhile now, just finally feeling that I’ve got something to add.

    Mo has been concerning me since the Jays series up in Canadia. He gave up a hard hit in a game that made me think people are starting to see his pitches better. Also, every few pitches you can tell that his cutter doesn’t have the hard, late cut, but an early, gentle slide. I don’t mean to be a downer and I don’t think that Mo is finally starting his descent, but maybe he needs some rest to get that cutter to do its thing? Girardi can’t just jump to him at any sign of trouble in the 8th or 9th, especially when it doesn’t look like he’s got his best stuff. And, no more of that warming him up without putting him in.

  617. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    “giambi makes that play.”

    You know what? He probably does. He wasn’t too bad picking it out of the dirt. His problem was throwing to 2nd and plays that required him to move to his left. Or to his right. Or moving back. Or moving front.

    Okay, let’s just say he had trouble with movement and leave it at that. :P

  618. rdm hater August 10th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    m
    he is just 1 year older then me i am 10

  619. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    He pitched a lot better that inning. He kept the ball down and threw more strikes.

  620. beefy August 10th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    One of the beauties of this team is the four switch hitters. Tonight’s lineup only has one true lefty (Cano) while our “regular” lineup only has two true right handed hitters (Jeter and Arod.) This really allows Giardi to play to opposing pitchers weaknesses. Then again all of our hitter have the potential to hit almost anyone.

  621. Jeff NJ August 10th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I’m glad they let Rios go, I have Travis Snider on my fantasy team. He is a rookie OF’er who has been tearing it up in AAA lately, recently winning player of the week.

    I still think the Blue Jays should trade Doc in the offseason though.

  622. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    PetrusMagnus:

    Mo has gone through an “August swoon” just about every season for the last several years. I’m not concerned. He’ll be fine.

  623. Super Clay Bellinger August 10th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Trisha, isn’t Guzman a former Yankee farmhand? Traded IIRC in the Knoblauch deal?

    And, out of curiosity, given your support of the Nats, were you also in the past a fan of the Expos?

  624. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    It’s a great concern to worry about a guy who hasn’t given up a run since June.

    If that’s a “worry”, the Yankees are in good shape.

  625. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    “That is why he was waived.

    If a Yankee or Boston had behaved as Rios had, they too would be gone.”

    You don’t know that for sure. TOR has made it quite clear to anyone who would listen that they need to shed payroll. Wells and Rios had the two huge contracts. Wells can’t be moved because JP can’t find anyone stupid enough to take on that contract. He got lucky with Rios I think. I’m not convinced that Kenny really wanted Rios straight up. I think that he was hoping that he could work out a trade with JP. JP just called his bluff.

  626. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I have faith but I can say with all honesty I’ve never owned a mustard seed.

  627. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Petrus Mo’s velocity has dropped a tick but his overall dominance hasn’t really… his location was poor at Toronto but his movement was still off the charts… don’t forget he still has like almost 30 straight saves I think… he’s still almost as good as he ever was

  628. BR August 10th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    While there was no mention of a cheapie by Pedroia before I have been flipping back and forth and bit and ESPN is being suprisingly critical of Ortiz and the Red Sox in general. Saying they expect Penny to only get worse b/c he actually pitches really well with RISP and that has to come back to haunt him sometime. And Comparing Ortiz’s pre-Red Sox career with his numbers from 03-08 and talking about his rapid decline this year. Maybe SJs letter had some impact. You never know.

  629. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I had a feeling Mitre might have a good game tonight. I hope this continues, and I don’t care what there reason is.

    It’s soooo quite there tonight. Guess the Blue Jays just don’t pack the same punch!

    I think it is sooooo cool they got “Bobby’s Block.”

  630. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    6ks wow

  631. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    It’ s QUIET there tonight. ‘scue me, folks.

  632. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    that was a sick pitch

  633. CB August 10th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    “If you a member of the Jays, it’s got to be hard to want to play everyday.”

    Just imagine how Doc feels. The guy is the best pitcher in baseball and playing for a team that is giving away it’s players for nothing.

    And it has to be a gruelind day for jays fans. I’m sure some of them are glad to be rid of Rios contract. But the way it’s happenned can’t be inspiring confidence.

    Here’s the take from a good jays blog:

    “At least games will be easier to watch now that he’s not constantly pulling his brain-dead shenanigans or looking apathetic at the plate, but when a team starts giving away guys in their prime because they think 12 million dollars is an unreasonable amount to have an outfielder locked into for the next few years, they are not really trying to compete, let alone do so in the AL East.”

    http://bjays.wordpress.com/

  634. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    “Obviously you people missed seeing Rios youtube outburst wherein he abused and swore at a Toronto fan who asked for an autograph. He was gone as soon as it hit the net”

    ok. Didn’t know about this

  635. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    When did Mitre turn into Roger Clemens with these strikeouts?

  636. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Mitre is trying to break Guidry’s record.

  637. abernste August 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Whatever Mitre had for breakfast today, I’ll take two of them.

  638. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Tex is an error saver. Nice range Cano. Fenway is a joke…tonight is proving it.

  639. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Cano and Tex….more Gold Glove D.

  640. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Cano – Tex

    not a better 1b/2b combo in the league.

    not exactly Soriano/Giambi :)

  641. Sean August 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    I just caught the tailend of what Kay was saying about a player who purchased all the letters in the Yankee Stadium sign, and the black as well… who was this player? Missed it

  642. Vrsce August 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Laura

    Have a look at Youtube and see Rios refusing the autograph and swearing at a fan. Then tell me I do not know.

    And if you think any Yankee could get away with that, then perhaps you do not know.

    It has been widely known in Toronto that Rios was done.

    If you do not view Rios behaviour on Youtube your opinion is without merit.

  643. Homer Bush August 10th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Teixeira is Portuguese for Gold Glove. Look it up.

  644. champ809 August 10th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    the Jays have Snider who they will bring up to play in RF and maybe Lind as well may play in right…
    Wells is at this point totally immoveable and so Rios stood the bast chance of getting claimed and they need salary relief desperately if they have any hopes of making a run at resigning Halladay.
    alot of GM’s right now are under the gun by the owners to dump payroll and shed as much $ from long term obligations and that is why we’re seeing these moves. it’s tough but in the long run now is a good time to be a fan of the game as there is a move to the younger player and an influx of tremendous talents that are establishing themselves right now. as fans let’s just sit back,crack a brew and watch the next generation of stars take over the game!

  645. BR August 10th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I think Cano does not get enough credit and may not win the GG because he makes it look so easy. Pedroia would have been sliding and spinning and flailing his arms everywhere on that play making it look so much harder.

  646. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    If Cano and Tex don’t both win Gold Gloves the award is a total fraud

  647. Uncle Ellsworth So it's sorta social, demented and sad, but social. Right? August 10th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    don’t lose focus!

  648. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Peter King said on Mike and Mike today that when a guy like Ortiz bats .220 for 5-6 months, that’s because he’s really a .220 hitter. He said that Ortiz is done. If that’s true, it will be interesting to see how long BOS sticks with him.

  649. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Oops
    1-1 game

  650. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    L () L

  651. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Give us 6 Mitre!

  652. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Man, that ball goes a foot to the left and Hairston gets it. A foot to the right, and Melky probably gets it. Yuck.

  653. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Reggie was the guy who bought the black and the letters.

    Too bad Hairston couldn’t make that play.

  654. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Sergio “Bard” Mitre

  655. Ross (sacrificed a foot on the altar of A-Rod) August 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Hey 1 run in 3 innings is better than I expected.

  656. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    August swoon? Only in baseball do certain months have such significance for performance. They should outlaw calenders in the Yankee clubhouse. I think maybe it’s just that the Joes Torre and Girardi just haven’t used the correct route to utilizing Mo. Luckily it doesn’t seem like they’re gonna need his lights out stuff this month, this year.

  657. Patrick Bateman August 10th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    The Rios contract isn’t that bad. If they got rid of Wells that would have been a real break for them.

    Rios is 28 and has some pop. I think he’d find some new life on a contender.

  658. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    24.3 scoreless innings by Yankee starters. That’s great work.

    Mitre is still pitching well. One run doesn’t change that.

  659. BR August 10th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    As Joe Morgan would say after a HR… No one can pitch a perfect game folks, unless you are Don Larssen or Mark Buerhle on some nights

  660. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    At least a legitimate HR guy this year hit it. Solo homers don’t beat you, either.

  661. champ809 August 10th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    hey Sean that player was Reggie Jackson…he said he wanted to cut up the black into sections to gift away to friends and charities and build a wall on his proprty and hang the Yankee Stadium letters on hit so that he could go out back and take some swings and say that he hit a homerun in “Yankee Stadium”…

  662. Vince August 10th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Sean
    August 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    I just caught the tailend of what Kay was saying about a player who purchased all the letters in the Yankee Stadium sign, and the black as well… who was this player? Missed it

    ……….

    Reggie Jackson

  663. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    “If you do not view Rios behaviour on Youtube your opinion is without merit.”

    The Rios video made the rounds when we were up in TOR. Is what he did horrible? Absolutely. Is that the reason he was waived? I don’t know for sure and neither do you. I do know that JP wanted to dump salary and he accomplished that today with Rios.

  664. Uncas August 10th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I am starting to panic now.

  665. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    “At least a legitimate HR guy this year hit it. Solo homers don’t beat you, either.”

    Unless it’s Giambi hitting it to right off Wakefield. :)

  666. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    The Jetah!

  667. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Sean – that was Reggie Jackson.

  668. Ross (sacrificed a foot on the altar of A-Rod) August 10th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Derek! Missed you of late.

  669. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Home run pitch was way up in the zone. It was hanging up there more than either of the pitches the jays got their hits on.

    Can’t do that with Hill.

    Mitre is two pitchers. The one who can stay down in the zone is pretty good. The one who is up in the zone absoultely gets shellacked.

    All pitchers tend to get hurt up in the zone. But with Mitre it is very extreme. He has no room for error with his location.

  670. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    You’re too late to panic, he’s pitching at a 3.0 ERA rate, that’s great !!

  671. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Jete must be feeling good :)

  672. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Jetes!

  673. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    haha jeters uniform is filthy

  674. JZ August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Can Tiger win at least one game off sox?

  675. pat August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Good job Jete. I thought he was going to be dead at 3rd.

  676. Patrick August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Jeter is the man

  677. Joe from Long Island August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    So Mitre has 6Ks…Looks like he’s pitching for his job. Also, his arm strength might be coming back. He is, after all, coming off surgery.

    It was a solo HR, looks like he threw a sinker that didn’t sink to a too-good hitter.

    I don’t think we’re done scoring.

  678. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    And a single turns into a “triple” for the Captain.

    Can’t complain about that.

  679. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Here is why Rios was let go:

    ’06: .865 OPS

    ’07: .852 OPS

    ’08: .798 OPS

    ’09: .744 OPS

  680. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    lol ur right Rob, obv I speak in generalities

  681. Uncas August 10th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    OK, now I feel a little better. I am so nervous today. Maybe because its Monday.

  682. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Nice,aggressive baseball.

  683. BR August 10th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I thought Jeter need a day off

  684. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Small ball GJ

  685. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Nice throw by Bautista, but it was hit just a bit too deep.

    Swisher got the job done.

  686. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I love it when we hit Sac Flies.

  687. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Jeez what a throw.

  688. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Swisher has seriously improved his situational hitting lately

  689. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    the stadium is definitely playing different.

    the first month of the season, and that ball is in the 4th row.

  690. Vrsce August 10th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Laura

    It was merely coincidence. Also just happenstance that Canadian media including Rogers (Jays owners)owned Sportsnet channel stated that Rios would be moved. Too bad they did not send you the memo.

  691. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    3-0 Sux

  692. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Bad line up tonight Joe

  693. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    That was a helluva throw.

    The ball isn’t carrying at night in right as it was earlier in the year.

    I think Nick thought that was out.

  694. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Swish just avoided 1 fine tomorrow.

  695. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Very good base running by Jeter. On a ball that deep to right field the runner tagging up usually scores easily.

    Jeter hustled right off the bag – jeter must have known that Bautista has a gun out there is RF otherwise he wouldn’t have busted it off the bag like that.

  696. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Wait, Mr Clutch is up….

  697. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Ya Rios would be moved if someone claimed him… horrible move by the White Sox… he’s not worth close to that money… Jays caught a break

  698. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Oh wow, Boston is playing tonight? Huh. Didn’t notice. I’m too busy watching my first place, 6.5 games up, Yankees.

    They take care of business, who cares what anybody else does?

  699. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    In other news, no one is wathcing the Red Sox with an Eagle Eye, were winning ;)

  700. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    “Here is why Rios was let go:
    ‘06: .865 OPS
    ‘07: .852 OPS
    ‘08: .798 OPS
    ‘09: .744 OPS”

    Okay, so we have 3 possibilities: 1)the video 2)to shed payroll 3)he sucks. Gotcha! :P

  701. BBB August 10th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    “Teixeira is Portuguese for Gold Glove. Look it up.”

    Gold Glove in Portuguese = ouro luva

  702. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    A Rod, runners on 1st and 2nd,,,DP. His avg at home has to be below .205 now

  703. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    BBB, loosen your chastity belt.

  704. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    “The ball isn’t carrying at night in right as it was earlier in the year.”

    It’s not. Not as much in the day either.

    Major difference compared to earlier in the year.

    Now the “cheapie” home runs are due to the wall being in too close compared to the old stadium.

    It’s not really the “wind tunnel” effect we saw earlier in the year.

    And the numbers back this up. Homerun rates have fallen a great deal.

  705. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    # RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    A Rod, runners on 1st and 2nd,,,DP. His avg at home has to be below .205 now

    Who cares?

  706. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    UGH 4-0 Sux

  707. Joe from Long Island August 10th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    As long as we win, it doesn’t matter what anybody else does.

  708. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I care. He’s not worth the investment, $20 million, batting 4th

  709. JD in Gladstone August 10th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    YES broadcasting is music to my ears tonight compared to last night. ESPN was an absolute disaster.

  710. BR August 10th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    That was a helluva throw.

    The ball isn’t carrying at night in right as it was earlier in the year.

    ————————————————————–

    I sat a few rows back in RF in early May and it literally felt like the AC was on or a fan was on because there was a cold wind just blowing in your face the whole time. I can not imagine it is like that out in RF anymore with the warmer weather

  711. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    DET gave up a HR to Nick Green. Too funny.

  712. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Rob,

    exactly. At this point, what Boston is doing is meaningless.

    It’s all about the Yankees now.

  713. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Jackson 8 hits, 4 ER…why doesn’t he pitch like that against us?..Gees Posada!

  714. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    hey RDM do u know how many of A-Rod home runs this year have either tied or given the Yankees the lead… over half of them bro… I seem to recall two this past weekend… in the biggest series of the year… Ok we all know you are a fool… But I just wanted to let you know w/ each additional thing you say you embarrass yourself that much more… k that’s all

  715. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    SJ44
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    Rob,

    exactly. At this point, what Boston is doing is meaningless.

    It’s all about the Yankees now.
    ****

    THEY have to worry about what WE are doing :lol:

  716. BR August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I do not even think the fences are too far in. It is just that they are too low. A lot of those cheapies would be doubles with just a slightly higher wall. For example Kotchman’s HR the other night

  717. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Not if they win and Yanks lose SJ…could happen tonight w/Mitre pitching

  718. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “As long as we win, it doesn’t matter what anybody else does.”

    True, but with a team like BOS that does so well at home, you kinda want to keep one eye on what they are doing. Not a full eye; you can have it half closed and peek every now and then. :)

  719. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “I care. He’s not worth the investment, $20 million, batting 4th”

    And there ya have it folks. He’s just another jealous person who’s fixated on the contract.

  720. BBFan August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Mitre has shown flashes of very good pitching.
    He needs to be consistent.
    After four starts already under his belt, today is the day he will pitch quality game.
    If he goes six innings and does not give up more than 3 runs that would be great.

  721. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Trisha-

    Are you out there? My dad said its no problem. He’ll record it for you

  722. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    “I sat a few rows back in RF in early May and it literally felt like the AC was on or a fan was on because there was a cold wind just blowing in your face the whole time. I can not imagine it is like that out in RF anymore with the warmer weather”

    interesting. Sounds like a wind tunnel/jet-stream to me. Be interesting to see how the stadium plays in October and next year.

  723. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Molitor??

  724. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    You are a moron though. So, whether you care or not doesn’t matter.

  725. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    “I care. He’s not worth the investment, $20 million, batting 4th”

    And there ya have it folks. He’s just another jealous person who’s fixated on the contract.
    ***

    Thats giving RDM too much credit. He is not a person

  726. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    You are a moron though. So, whether you care or not doesn’t matter.

    lol

  727. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    That was a good at bat for Swisher. Swisher too often tries to pull the ball and swing from his heels, even with men on base.

    He got a pitch on the outside part of the plate. He tries to pull it and might ground it to third and not drive in the run.

    Instead he took it the other way and got the run in.

    He had a good series against boston as well taking a number of pitches back up the middle.

  728. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Tampa will eat Boston’s lunch, in the last 50 games.

  729. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Just as we discussed two weeks ago, Alex Rios was going to be a throw-in with Roy Halladay….Seems like JP would not back down on his demands for prospects……PJ was ordered to get payroll down, and here we go……Alex Rios , a straight waiver deal……

  730. Ross (sacrificed a foot on the altar of A-Rod - waiting for that hot streak) August 10th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Dude uses his whole body in his swing and he’s playing with a surgically-repaired hip. I wouldn’t expect his numbers to be A-Rodesque. It’s also an odd calender year (check A-Rod’s year-to-year stats as a Yankee).

  731. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Has anyone seen Tony Gwynn recently? I was shocked at how big he’s gotten. Did he leave baseball and head straight to a Wendy’s?

  732. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    lead off walk…ugh

  733. JD in Gladstone August 10th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Olerud?

  734. Sourman August 10th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Amen JD

  735. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Anyone LOOSELY using the term Wind Tunnel needs to stop immediately. It is idiotic to think the mechanics of a ball park could be altered with the use of a turbine, while no one in the stadium feels it’s effects.

    Wind tunnels are closed environments, not giant stadiums open to the atmosphere. Do people even know what a jet stream is? It’s what makes the flight from JFK to London an hour shorter, one way opposed to the other. Using these terms regarding a ballpark is moronic.

    Reason 2989873928470237840982 why the media is clueless.

  736. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 10th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    “Has anyone seen Tony Gwynn recently? I was shocked at how big he’s gotten. Did he leave baseball and head straight to a Wendy’s?”

    sad. Cuz he is a health risk, at that weight. Metabolism’s are not created equal.

  737. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    1st and 2nd and 0 outs…we want A Rod up!

  738. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Dear Mitre, Please throw a sinker and get a GIDP. Thanks.

  739. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    “Trisha-

    Are you out there? My dad said its no problem. He’ll record it for you”

    Oh Erica, thank him so so much for me! I will definitely send him some nice Yankee momento to thank him for it. I do have a lot of neat things and will happily share something Yankee with another member of our Yankee family.

    :)

  740. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Laura hes been that big for years now

  741. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    “sad. Cuz he is a health risk, at that weight. Metabolism’s are not created equal.”

    He looks like a heart attack waiting to happen.

  742. Pel August 10th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    :/

  743. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    And I absolutely intend to pay him for the tape and the postage!

  744. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Dammit Mitre! I said Sinker!

  745. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Pitchers do that all the time.

  746. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Yikes

  747. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Mitre is really poor on ground balls for double plays.

    He hesitates and is very slow after fielding the ball, as if he’s thinking about what he needs to do.

  748. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I was in RF in Early April and it was like a freezing cold hurricane. Unbearable really.

    It’s just a lot less windy in NY during the hotter months.

    Which is kind of cruel.

    E-1 ?

    I liked Robbie’s B-Boy pose after that ball rolled into right.

  749. terpbomber August 10th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Would’ve been a great play had he completed it…

  750. GardnerBelongsInCenter August 10th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    but… Cano’s defense is… perfect.

  751. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    :?

  752. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me August 10th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    cano’s fault – trade him for the unmagical elf in boston please!

  753. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    “Laura hes been that big for years now”

    I hadn’t seen him since he left the game so I was shocked.

  754. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    bad throw bad catch, need a k mitre

  755. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Man, Meat Tray really stinks with fielding stuff. He double clutches or some stupid thing there. I hope he is getting work during off days on that.

  756. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Mitre threw the ball too far to Robbie’s left.

  757. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Mitre didn’t make the best of throws, but Cano really should have had that. At the least keep the run from scoring, even if he had to come off the bag and lose the out at 2nd.

  758. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    That was Mitre’s fault. He hesitated for so long that he allowed the runner to get down the line farther then was needed.

    And then he throws the ball into the runners side of the bag.

    That is very poor defense by the pitcher.

  759. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Meat Tray :lol:

  760. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Isn’t that the third time that has happened with Mitre?

  761. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    My god.

    If that was Bautista he could have yawned, picked his nails and then threw out Wells.

  762. Terry from NH August 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Mitre really isn’t a MLB pitcher!!

  763. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Come on Meat Tray, get your act together. Keep it close.

  764. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    No matter how many hours of PFP, pitchers are for the most part just terrible atheletes…..

  765. Uncas August 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I am nervous again.

  766. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Should be 5 or 6 to 2 shortly…don’t worry about Boston darn it…worry about what we are doing!

  767. GardnerBelongsInCenter August 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    So what stupid thing did gaston do to get tossed?

  768. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Dear Brian Cashman

    Sergio Mitre sucks. Get someone better. Like Elmer Fudd.

  769. Joe from Long Island August 10th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Mitre did the same thing in another game, can’t remember which one.

  770. teddy August 10th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    mitre gotta go. he can’t throw to 2nd

  771. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Jays get their runners in when on base and less than 2 outs….Mitre’s ERA is 7.59

  772. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    “Mitre did the same thing in another game, can’t remember which one.”

    The one before his Chicago start.

  773. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    70 pitches and mounting

  774. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    That throw of his had movement as well. That wasn’t on Cano, it was on Meat Tray.

  775. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Mitre’s impersonation of Clemens has come to a bitter end.

  776. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    unquestionably Gaudin should get Mitre’s spot next time through… this is just more of the same tiring act from Sergio

  777. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Serenity Now

  778. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Trisha-

    Don’t worry about the tape and the postage. I’ve got it :-)

  779. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    4-2 LOL

  780. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Man Meat Tray falls apart too quickly. He was pitching fairly well, then poof.

  781. Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing August 10th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    ah, the real Mitre has finally shown up. That or the Blue Jays finally woke up.

  782. Jenna August 10th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Over 70 pitches already?? Thank God for the bullpen and our offense we’ll still win this, but this Mitre guy needs to get it together.

  783. Terry from NH August 10th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Get this bum out of here. I don’t want to see him pitch another game for the Yanks. There have got to be other options down in Scranton? GAUDIN I assume.

  784. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Sergio for a box of used gum

  785. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    For a guy on the bubble Mitre really just killed himself this inning.

    Couldn’t make a little league play because he overthought a throw to second.

    He must not have a lot of confidence in making that play otherwise he would just field the ball and throw it.

  786. GardnerBelongsInCenter August 10th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    hahaha Meat Tray

  787. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Every run this inning is unearned.

  788. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Of course Mr Clutch was up w/2 on and 0 outs and GIDP….should have had a couple of runs there

  789. Jenna August 10th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    “4-2 LOL”

    6.5 games back LOL

  790. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Go Dan coming in?

  791. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I see 18 outs for the boys to knock in some heads. I am certainly not worried, our bullpen isn’t in that rough of shape after last night.

  792. Homer Bush August 10th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Mitre is Portuguese for Gold Glove.

  793. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    nearing 80 pitches

  794. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I think MLB has a ejection quota now, first Victorino for a “gesture” in CF, now Gaston for… being black? I really want someone to tell me why he got ejected.

    Also, I love Tex for his cheek puffing whenever he does something awesome. Too bad he couldn’t save the run by snagging that ball down the line. Not enough air in those cheeks!

  795. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    In about 2 hrs Jenna….5.5 games up

  796. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Did we even make an error that entire 4 game set with BOS? I don’t think so. Wait, that interference call against Posada, but that was bogus.

  797. PL August 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    does anyone understand that Subway commercial with CC and Johan?

  798. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Correction: 2 of the 3 runs were unearned.

  799. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Error killed him in that inning. He compounded it by not being able to get the #9 hitter out and minimize the damage.

    Chad Gaudin time in this game very soon.

  800. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    “Laura – I like this new Alex! He’s a keeper.
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    “Mitre did the same thing in another game, can’t remember which one.”
    The one before his Chicago start.”

    yeah, I was thinking about his first start as well. He tried to pick off Roberts at second and threw a sinker to Cano for an error.

  801. rdm hater August 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    rdm
    who cares

  802. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    On the streets of Lisbon “Mitre” means DFA.

  803. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    “I think MLB has a ejection quota now, first Victorino for a “gesture” in CF, now Gaston for… being black?”

    Instead of driving while black, we’ve got managing while black.

  804. terpbomber August 10th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Shouldn’t there be a “Mitre Rules” for this guy by now? :/ I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt because he’s coming off major surgery. We were lucky he hadn’t been part of that four game series with the BoSox — it might have been a different momentum.

    Girardi defends having the guy in because they’ve mainly won games he’s started. (But as a fifth starter, he may become a liability come October!)

  805. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Way to make up for it Robbie

  806. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    That was NOT a cheapie.

    Too bad he can never do that with men on base.

  807. Jenna August 10th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    POW!

  808. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    “Chad Gaudin time in this game very soon.”

    I think you may be right.

  809. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    4-1 Sux

  810. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Man, that ball got out there fast!

  811. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Robbie!

  812. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    LOL, the resident moron calling the game a “loss” in the 4th inning. How entertaining.

  813. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Somewhere Randy I ( The Original Tin Cup ) has to be shaking his head after watching that botched dp by Mitre, because you know he’s seen this happen so many times before……They can hit a fly from 60 feet 6 inches, anything beyond that can be an adventure…….

  814. Homer Bush August 10th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Cano is Portuguese for “I’m better than Pedroia.”

  815. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    4-2 Sux

  816. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    JR!!!

  817. PL August 10th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    JERRY NO WAY

  818. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    “does anyone understand that Subway commercial with CC and Johan?”

    Yeah it took me a while too.

    And when Johan says “beating you know who big”, exactly “who” is he speaking of?

    Redux!

  819. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I really thought Cito was Spanish until I looked it up. For christ’s sake, Gaston should be French and he is in Canada. Very confusing Cito, especially considering he grew up in Texas.

  820. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    It’s official: I like this Hairston guy.

  821. terpbomber August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Back in business!

  822. rconn23 August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Brad Penny of course won’t be out terribled by Edwin Jackson.

    Now 4-2.

  823. pat August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    What’s Hairston’s HR call?

  824. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    sadly, if we had a decent pitcher… we’d be winning…

  825. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Game still over? Some morons never learn. Its never over with this team.

  826. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Is there a Sterling call on Hairston?!

  827. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Tie game baby

  828. Scorpio August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    wow, B2B from 2 unlikey sources. Let’s bottle this stuff up!

  829. Jenna August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    LOL like nothing. Definitely a nice pickup for the Yanks.

  830. Trevor August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    NICE! :D

  831. BR August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t think you can argue that Mitre has looked pretty good this start. If he makes a simple play and throws that ball to Robbie just an inch to the left you look at his night’s with a completely different perspective

  832. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Mitre must have missed all the PFP.

    Oh. My. Gosh. AGAIN.

    HAIRSTON????

    B2B. Wow.

  833. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Everyday Nostradumba$$ makes a stupid statement, the Yanks come back to make him look like an idiot.

    What a loser.

    Score 4-4

    RDM IQ 5 LOL

  834. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Hmmmm

  835. BR August 10th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    It was not really about him pitching poorly but about him making a really bad mistake that I am sure he can correct if they work on it in his off days

  836. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    This team just does not seem to entertain even the thought of not winning.

  837. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    RDM THIS IS A YANKEES BLOG STOP POSTING THE SOX SCORE, REARVIEW MIRROR, WE DONT CARE.

  838. nyydj2 August 10th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Don’t Ya Know….

    hey RDM, you disappeared last night in the bottom of the 8th, what happened? Have to change your underwear?

  839. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    And I absolutely intend to pay him for the tape and the postage!
    ***

    No!!! I told you, I like giving the gift of Yankees!!!

  840. bru August 10th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    why does everybody respond to rdm?
    he is pushing your buttons & you fall for it

  841. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I was just about to post how the yankees are just seeing the ball so much better this game out of Rzepczynski’s hand when Hairston goes deep.

    Last game Rzepczynski strange arm action seemed to really be bothering the team.

    He almost flings the ball up there and they just weren’t picking up his pitches.

    This game from the get go they are seeing the ball, identifying pitches and squaring him up.

    This offense has become relentless.

  842. cgs August 10th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Pete,

    I’ve been banned for simply disagreeing with your hatred of Alex.

    How the hell is this RDM jerk not banned by now?

  843. Past a diving Jeter August 10th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    god mitre sucks

  844. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Its a Hair Ball from Jerry.

  845. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Awwww. The bad Penny is at it again.

    Hide the pills from RDM/YKW

  846. JD in Gladstone August 10th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Seriously, RDM. I went to law school in Boston and I think you are more annoying than most of the people I met up there.

  847. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    that subway commerical with cc and johan makes no sense….for example when they both say, “its like beating you know who good.” Who is “you know who.?/

  848. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    BBbbbbbut when he’s gone there will be no one to make fun of :/

  849. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Bronx Jeers –

    I am SOOO with you on the Subway commercial. If you have to ask who “you know who” is, they definitely missed the mark! :lol:

  850. Jenna August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    PL
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    does anyone understand that Subway commercial with CC and Johan?

    —————————

    No I still have no idea who is “you know who”….the commercial is sooo bad. lol

  851. nyydj2 August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    it is high, it is far, it is hairy…..touch em all Jerry

    LOL, he’s a tough one

  852. PL August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I think CC and Johan are talking about each other??

  853. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    cgs – if people don’t want it here, all they have to do is email Pete and complain. You need to cut and paste some of its posts to show it is here only to make trouble. If enough people complain, Pete will send it packing. If people just complain here and don’t contact Pete, nothing will be done.

  854. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Haha I wiki-ed it before I said that, just to be sure. If Jr. there ever hits it into the deck: “It’s a terraced one by Hairston!”

  855. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    i don’t get joe’s love affair with meat tray..can anyone explain that

  856. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    cgs, I don’t hate A Rod…just simply stating the facts…batting .205 at home this year….that is a fact…and I don’t think he is producing the way a clean up hitter should….

  857. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Sometimes, its the small deals at the deadline that help you.

    Hairston is a guy that fits exactly what they need.

    Plays a lot of positions, can still hit even though he doesn’t play regularly, and gives them more athleticism off the bench.

    A very nice pickup for a team trying to win a World Series.

  858. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Haha I wiki-ed it before I said that, just to be sure.

    Also, if Jr. there ever hits it into the deck: “It’s a terraced one by Hairston!”

  859. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Doreen
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    Bronx Jeers –

    I am SOOO with you on the Subway commercial. If you have to ask who “you know who” is, they definitely missed the mark!
    ****

    Hahahaha. I wonder that evertime I see the commercial myself, but I never wanted to ask cause I thought maybe it was some sort of thing that everyone knew but me and I didn’t want to look dumb

  860. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I think they should try to steal Melky here. I don’t trust Molina to not ground into a double play.

  861. teddy August 10th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    my beef with mitre throwing to 2nd. he a 5th starter, he gotta give up runs

  862. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    There’s a hairy one from Hairston.
    That ball was haired by Hairston.
    That ball got Tom’d by Jerry.

    Ok, those are bad. LOL!

  863. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    subway is a genius company, 5 dollar foot long all day, but that commerical, is just off

  864. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    SJ44
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    Sometimes, its the small deals at the deadline that help you.

    Hairston is a guy that fits exactly what they need.

    Plays a lot of positions, can still hit even though he doesn’t play regularly, and gives them more athleticism off the bench.

    A very nice pickup for a team trying to win a World Series.
    ****

    I was so impressed last week when Hairston came off the bench and got a RBI. I couldn’t remember the last time a bench player came off the bench and got an RBI

  865. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    That is funny…all the complaining about Giradi’s managing and Posada’s base running, etc…the whol blog would be banned….how many Mitre complaints so far are there?

  866. PL August 10th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    JERRY hits one towards the FERRY

  867. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    cgs, don’t fall for the BS. It attacks more than Arod. It takes shots and tries to rub in anything bad that may be happening. Please, email Pete.

  868. cgs August 10th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    trisha- Thanks for the advice!

    RDM-I wasn’t talking to you.

  869. Laura - I like this new Alex! He's a keeper. August 10th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    “i don’t get joe’s love affair with meat tray..can anyone explain that”

    Yes. Wang went down. We needed a pitcher. Mitre has a pulse.

    Make sense? :P

  870. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    In Krakow, “Rzepczynski” is slang for “give it right back”

  871. IGNORE RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    SERIOUSLY. JUST IGNORE HIM.

    IF YOU IGNORE HIM HE WILL GO AWAY

  872. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hairston was a good pick up. Better than Ransom…that is a fact…Yanks pitching, except for Mitre has been outstanding..that is a fact…they had a great series against the Sox….sometimes the good comes with some bad

  873. BR August 10th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    JD in Gladstone August 10th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Seriously, RDM. I went to law school in Boston and I think you are more annoying than most of the people I met up there.

    ————————————————————–

    Not at all about the Yankees. But is law school really as time consuming and soul crushing as many people make it out to be. I start next week.

  874. CB August 10th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    That tells you a lot about what the Jays think of Rzepczynski’s stuff and what they think of the yankees line up.

    Manager takes the ball from him with a man on first in the 4th inning so that the yankees line up won’t see him a third time.

  875. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    About the Subway commercial – so it is probably a resounding success because it caused us all to do exactly what they had it mind – ask who the heck “you know who” is. I’m thinking they didn’t have anyone in particular in mind and did it to cause the effect it did!

  876. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Wow. Only 3.1 innings. I know he was doing bad but you’re really going to work the bullpen after only 3.1 innings in a tie game at the beginning of a series at only 75 pitches?

  877. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    He’s an Arod stalker.

    I really think its the same tool that stalked Arod’s apt. a few years ago looking for an autograph.

    He got blown off and went on a hate rampage on the internet.

    He went away and it looks like he’s back.

    Same style of writing. Same stalking tendencies.

    Some people just have mental problems. Just the way it goes.

  878. PL August 10th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    About the Subway commercial – so it is probably a resounding success because it caused us all to do exactly what they had it mind – ask who the heck “you know who” is. I’m thinking they didn’t have anyone in particular in mind and did it to cause the effect it did!

    Thats’s deep

  879. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    About the Subway commercial, I believe “you know who” is the mets/yankees, respectively. But since it only happens 6 times a year, I don’t see how that’s all that big. Especially this year for the yankees. Playing these mets is like taking on the Staten Island Yanks.

  880. RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Well, have to go for tonight…Go Yanks! Go Tigers! Go Angles…..have a good night all!

  881. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Erica

    Never feel that way – chances are I’m there right with ya! So many things (jokes and such) go over my head. And I’m a pretty smart lady. Just maybe too literal? :)

  882. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    To be fair to Mitre: He did get the 9 hitter to hit a ground ball. He just had the bad luck of it squeaking just inside the bag and just out of the reach of Teixeira. A little to the right, it’s foul. A little to the left, it’s an out.

  883. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Jeter looks like he spilled hot chocolate all over the front of his uniform.

  884. nyydj2 August 10th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    PL
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    JERRY hits one towards the FERRY

    that would be the call if he popped out to pedroia

  885. pat August 10th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    “i don’t get joe’s love affair with meat tray..can anyone explain that”

    Cash said he’s a fifth starter who has won 75% of his games so far and compared to other 5th starters, that’s pretty good. They would like more innings from him but he’s 12 months off surgery and will only get stronger with work.

  886. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Why is youkilis mad ? Penny hit Cabrera so Jackson hit him. These Red Sox players whine so much.

  887. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    SJ, I see that your nephew is 1-2 tonight with 2 runs scored and a 2 run homer. Congrats. WV leads 5-1 through 5 innings

  888. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    It’s amazing that Molina has 9 SB’s in his career. Maybe they were all back-end of double steals.

  889. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    “Not at all about the Yankees. But is law school really as time consuming and soul crushing as many people make it out to be. I start next week.”

    It’s worse than that. But if you want it badly enough you’ll get through. Just don’t expect it to be a walk in the park. You will have professors who will torture you just because. They all take themselves pretty seriously and they think it is their sole obligation to make you look foolish. Well not all, but a good number. I’ve been to different kinds of grad schools and the most oppressive professors I had were in law school.

  890. PL August 10th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    nyydj2 August 10th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    PL
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    JERRY hits one towards the FERRY

    that would be the call if he popped out to pedroia

    haha nice

  891. IGNORE RDM August 10th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    “Well, have to go for tonight…Go Yanks! Go Tigers! Go Angles…..have a good night all!”

    LOL. I always root for the Angles. Especially the right ones. I don’t like the obtuse ones much

  892. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Lol when exactly did the yankees “pick up” Ransom ???

  893. Scorpio August 10th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    The you in “you know who” was fairly obvious by their body language, each time CC or Santana says it they lean toward one another slightly.

    I got the Subway one, can’t figure out the silly GEICO “eyes” ones. Sort creepy actually…lol.

  894. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Is Gaudin warming up or is Mitre coming back out?

  895. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Doreen
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    Erica

    Never feel that way – chances are I’m there right with ya! So many things (jokes and such) go over my head. And I’m a pretty smart lady. Just maybe too literal?
    ***

    Thanks Doreen! I am the same way. I am one of the most gullible people I know. I believe everything

  896. bobaloo August 10th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    http://thesportsshowlive.blogspot.com/

  897. JD in Gladstone August 10th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    BR-August 10th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Not at all about the Yankees. But is law school really as time consuming and soul crushing as many people make it out to be. I start next week.

    ————————–

    No. First year is tough, but years 2 and 3 are great. Met a lot of good people, good times etc. Success is all about networking and always rooting for the Yanks even when you are in enemy territory.

  898. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    guess Mitre is coming back out… God help us.

  899. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    “RDM
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    Well, have to go for tonight…Go Yanks! Go Tigers! Go Angles…..have a good night all!”

    looks like the mental hospital has a 9:00 pm computer shut off time. Who knew?

  900. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Back to work Mitre

  901. Jenna August 10th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Jeremy
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    Why is youkilis mad ? Penny hit Cabrera so Jackson hit him. These Red Sox players whine so much.

    ******

    What’s new? They ALWAYS whine, for years now..

  902. GET YER DAMN HANDS OFF OF HER. August 10th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    5 years in Boston at my undergrad !!! I was there 2001-2006. The BEST and WORST years to be a Yankee Fan !! YOU HAVE NO IDEA !!!!

  903. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    “LOL. I always root for the Angles. Especially the right ones. I don’t like the obtuse ones much”

    Don’t forget the acute ones! Italians a-love those a-cute angles.

  904. rdm hater August 10th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    rdm is ur mum making u go to beed

  905. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    “I am one of the most gullible people I know. I believe everything”

    Nobody will ever be as gullibe as my first girlfriend. I once told her that “thank you” in german was da-dildo and she not only beleived me, she would say it to people. Being the jerk that I am I waited a week to tell her.

  906. rdm hater August 10th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    sorry is ur mum making u go to bed

  907. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    “The you in “you know who” was fairly obvious by their body language, each time CC or Santana says it they lean toward one another slightly.”
    I thought Johan says “its bigger than you know who big”, and ZZ says “no, its bigger than being you know who big.” They do that “body language” with each back and forth.

  908. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    “You know who”?

    Well with CC it’s obviously the Sox but at this point who exactly is Johan talking about?

    The Nationals?

  909. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Ooo Sweet out there.

  910. Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing August 10th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I love how these wealthy announcers are so excited over 100 dollar gift cards. I know id be thrilled, but thats because I am poor.

  911. Tom from Worcester August 10th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Subway commercial? Beating the Phillies for Johan and the Red Sox for CC?

  912. bru August 10th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    good night RDM

  913. Keith August 10th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Just curious what does, “OPPC member”, stand for?

  914. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Tom in N.J. That is cold. Funny! But cold.

  915. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve had more than enough of Mitre – he’s just not capable of giving us 5 or 6 innings of decent baseball. I hope beyond hope this is his last game…….

  916. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve had more than enough of Mitre – he’s just not capable of giving us 5 or 6 innings of decent baseball. I hope beyond hope this is his last game…….

  917. BR August 10th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks for the responses Trisha and JD. Just been trying to mentally prepare myself lately for what I will be facing because undergrad was pretty easy.

    And fortunately I will still be in NYC so I will not have to worry about dealing with the people from Boston.

  918. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I thought ‘you know who’ meant beating eachother? 2 aces from the same city with some light-hearted banter over lunch…

  919. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Nice Meatball by Meat Tray.

  920. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Mitre just doesn’t know how to get 3 outs

  921. Eights August 10th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Mitre sucks man.

    Joe is terrible at noticing talent (Ransom/Mitre).

  922. Patrick August 10th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Dude why is this guy even on the team, he’s horrible.

  923. Scorpio August 10th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Mitre, #5 Starter and showing it. Eh, but can’t be too displeased, game is still young.

  924. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Get this guy out of the rotation. It’s the same crap every start.

  925. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Sigh. Another 2 out fat pitch thrown by Mitre.

    It’s not just Mitre though. A lot of Yankee pitchers have gotten 2 outs and then struggled to get the 3rd this year.

  926. sevencostanza August 10th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    that was my take Tom

  927. ArodMVP217 August 10th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    when does damaso have to be back?

  928. qiantom August 10th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Mitre cannot get any left-handed batter out. Pretty obvious. Not too surprising because he could not get lefties out in the minors either.

  929. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    wow do I hate Mitre.

  930. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    “I am one of the most gullible people I know. I believe everything”

    Nobody will ever be as gullibe as my first girlfriend. I once told her that “thank you” in german was da-dildo and she not only beleived me, she would say it to people. Being the jerk that I am I waited a week to tell her.
    ***

    Hahaha. Is that when she dumped you?

  931. Trevor August 10th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    He seems to have trouble against lefty’s.

  932. beedogs August 10th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    wow, mitre is atrocious.

  933. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Gaudin time

  934. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    so when does batting practice end and the game start?

  935. Scorpio August 10th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    “I thought ‘you know who’ meant beating eachother? 2 aces from the same city with some light-hearted banter over lunch…”

    I pretty sure this is what Subway meant too. I will have to write their ad agency and find out for certain, pretty funny us bloggers trying to sort out the meaning. lol.

  936. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Yeah. Awful game tonight. This should be the final nail in the coffin for Mitre. He’s just not a good 5th guy. No matter how many times we tie or take the lead, it’s not enough.

  937. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Johan had me thinking he was saying “beating you know who” instead of “being.” Stupid mets and their confusing hispanic accents. Although they have a much more diverse team now that half of them have boo boos. Anyone else think it’s hilarious that Castillo, the hispanic version of Pedroia, hurt his ankle while walking into the dugout?

  938. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    It’s all the scoreboard operators fault. Just don’t change the number of outs to 2 and Mitre would be fine.

  939. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    and we just traded for a guy who had an outing this year where he gave up one hit and no runs in 8 innings on the road at Texas…. Mitre can’t go one freakin inning w/o giving up a hit period… i mean this guy’s WHIP is off the charts… they can’t keep running him out there

  940. Uncas August 10th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I am nervous.

  941. miggs August 10th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Is he gone?

    Is it safe?

    Honestly, its hard to take the “Terms and Conditions” seriously when someone like RDM is given the freedom to singlehandedly destroy the in-game discussion on this blog.

    I’ve gotten into heated exchanges with some people on here and I’m really trying to steer clear of stuff like that going forward.

    Now if I see there are people on here making it miserable for everyone else I just don’t post. I read along, but I try and stay quiet.

    Basically I just think its really sad that one can ruin something for so many others.

    This is the last time I’m going to discuss this.

  942. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    At first I thought it was each other, but really, like someone above said, who really cares about beating the Mets in the whole scheme of things – I mean it’s necessary, but it’s not BIG.

    Mitre has made some really good pitches. He’s not AWFUL. He’s just not good. Not consistent enough.

  943. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    “It’s all the scoreboard operators fault. Just don’t change the number of outs to 2 and Mitre would be fine.”

    Now that’s funny.

  944. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    BR I don’t know where you’re going to law school but my comments had nothing to do with being a Yankee fan in Boston, going to law school. (Some people have mentioned going to school in Boston. Happily I did not go to school there.)

    Be prepared to work your butt off. If you are someone who doesn’t care about grades, you might not find it oppressive. If you are someone who is used to getting good grades and want to continue, you will really want to hunker down. I am someone who cared about my grades and so worked hard.

    There was a saying in law school and I can’t remember it exactly but I think the paraphrase was people who graduate law school with A’s end up teaching law and people who graduate law school with C’s end up practing law! Something like that.

  945. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Don’t let anyone ever tell you that Fenway isn’t a bandbox…

  946. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Next inning would be a good one to put Gaudin in for.

    The next three jays hitters are all right handed. Inglett is LH but he’s not much of a hitter.

    Gaudin is much better against RH hitters.

  947. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    what I don’t understand is why Mitre was still in the game? Why the heck didn’t Girardi use Gaudin???

  948. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Sorry in case it hasn’t been answered – OPPC stands for Official Positive Posters Club

  949. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Unfortunately, Mitre us a guy that just can’t get out of his own way.

    Can’t finish innings, can’t throw the ball to second base and just can’t find any consistency.

    5 runs in 5 innings against a dead team is poor.

    May be time to try Gaudin Saturday in Seattle.

  950. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    “Being the jerk that I am I waited a week to tell her.”

    Tom – did she thank you in German for telling her the truth?

  951. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 10th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    What kind of stats are considered acceptable for a 5th starter on the Yankees?

  952. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Why Aceves?

    Get Gaudin in to get some innings so he can prepare for his start on Sat in Seattle. I hope.

  953. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Mitre’s reaction after he gives up a home run reminded me of my brother when we played tennis ball baseball and he gave up a homer to me

  954. rconn23 August 10th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Bay with a ridiculous Fenway homerun. It’s a pop fly in any other ballpark.

  955. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Erica-

    No, I dumped her; she was an idiot.

  956. RER - 98 August 10th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    R.I.P. Merlyn Mantle ….

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/08.....183909.htm

  957. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    lol PL that made me laugh

  958. JD in Gladstone August 10th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    _____________________________

    I think it was people who get A’s teach;
    People who get B’s become judges;
    People who get C’s practice law.

  959. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    What kind of stats are considered acceptable for a 5th starter on the Yankees?
    ****

    Undefeated with an ERA of under .200, A WHIP under 1.0, BAA of under .200. And at least 15 K’s per outing.

    Anything else is subject to mass ridicule and scorn

  960. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    Erica-

    No, I dumped her; she was an idiot.
    ***

    Obviously. LOL

  961. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Brian Butterfield is now one of my favorite names ever.

  962. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    it’s not all about stats… it’s about showing some type of consistency and/or improvement… and not blowing every lead handed to you… just manage the game better and execute better

  963. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Fenway is a joke. That homerun by Bay would be a fly ball at Yankee stadium or any park.

  964. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 10th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    LOL. She is an idiot and deserved dumping then. I would have dumped you for pulling that crap on me.

  965. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Can someone please tell me someone is warming up to replace Meat Tray?

  966. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    SJ44 -

    Well said. He gets in his own way.

    Angel -

    I don’t think it’s necessarily the number of runs he’s giving up. I think, for me anyway, it’s that he can’t hold a lead at all. The Yankees give him a run, he gives it back. The Yankees tie the game, he gives it back. It’s worse than treading water.

    It’s also frustrating to have seen glimpses of good there. Because you know Girardi will focus on that and want to build on it. :(

  967. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I am not sure why gaudin is not getting action…

  968. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks GB. He’s up to .326 with 4 HR, 25 RBI, and a .970 OPS.

    Despite Jim Callis’ belief that he can’t hit (he said it again today on BA), he’s proving the haters wrong.

  969. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Matsui gets benched two days in a row against lefties, he crushes lefties… smart Girardi

  970. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Who would have thought a sandwich commercial could be so abstract?

  971. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    Who would have thought a sandwich commercial could be so abstract?
    ***

    Us LoHud blog commenters are very deep individuals

  972. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    “What kind of stats are considered acceptable for a 5th starter on the Yankees?”

    An AL average starter this year has an ERA of 4.6. Now that’s a mixture of #1/2/3/4/5 starters.

    On the whole a league average #5 has an ERA of around 6, IIRC.

    A league average #5 starter on a playoff team has an ERA of around 5.5, IIRC.

    Given the competativeness of the AL east, you’d like the yankees #5 guy to have an ERA of around 5.00 or less.

    You can’t have a guy with an ERA of around 8 as a #5 starter and that’s what Mitre has right now.

  973. bobaloo August 10th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    http://thesportsshowlive.blogspot.com/ !!!!

  974. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 10th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    What kind of stats are considered acceptable for a 5th starter on the Yankees?
    ****
    Undefeated with an ERA of under .200, A WHIP under 1.0, BAA of under .200. And at least 15 K’s per outing.
    Anything else is subject to mass ridicule and scorn

    *****************************************

    LOL I figured so. I just wanted to be sure I was on the right track. Now I have my official Yankee 5th starter yardstick.

  975. Chris August 10th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Could this be another pie night ? First we need to remove Mitre and stop the bleeding.

  976. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Who is this “Gaudin” that people claim plays for the Yankees?

  977. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    SJ44
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    Thanks GB. He’s up to .326 with 4 HR, 25 RBI, and a .970 OPS.

    Despite Jim Callis’ belief that he can’t hit (he said it again today on BA), he’s proving the haters wrong

    ————————————————————

    You’re most welcome, SJ. Perhaps he’ll get Callis’ legendary book on hitting and can learn from the “master”.

  978. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I thought the Subway commercial “you know who” was Jared.

  979. Bo Knows August 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    The stupidity of the Yankees hitters never ceases to amaze me. Hey Dummy, if you pull the low outside pitch you will groundout to the SS/2B and in this case hit into a DP. Teix, Arod and Posada all doing the same thing. Just Amazing. It is to weep.

  980. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    my take on RDM..just ignore him, whenever he posts just don’t respond…he will get bored an leave…give him no attention..

  981. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Who is this “Gaudin” that people claim plays for the Yankees?

    Chad Gaudin we got him from Padres last week

  982. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    Who would have thought a sandwich commercial could be so abstract?
    ****

    Speaking of sandwiches which sounds better to make for lunch tomorrow? Ham or roast beef???

  983. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Bo Knows the Yankees have the best hitting team in baseball. Go away idiot

  984. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Beating “you know who good” is jared? I like that

  985. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I liked when the subway commercials were between Torre and Willie. If they stuck Girardi in the same room as that idiot Manuel, Joe would almost definitely punch him in the face. Unfortunately, word on the street is that Manuel carries a blade, and we can’t have him shanking Joe. But it’d make for a good commercial! I’d give subway some money if they put that on TV!

  986. BR August 10th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Aceves gives the Yankees the best chance to win this game since the Jays only have a 1 run lead. Why mess around with Gaudin in this situation when we all know Aceves has consistently held the opposition in check while the Yankees come back on the way to a win

  987. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Bo Knows
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    The stupidity of the Yankees hitters never ceases to amaze me. Hey Dummy, if you pull the low outside pitch you will groundout to the SS/2B and in this case hit into a DP. Teix, Arod and Posada all doing the same thing. Just Amazing. It is to weep.

    ————————————————————

    It amazes how those stumble bums have won 69 games so far, huh?

  988. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Ace in – so the Yanks have 3 innings to win it… FINALLY someone who can pitch.

  989. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Subway helped save “Chuck” on NBC. For that i will always be grateful

  990. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    just a reminder, in case we forgot from last night, the Lost Son of Havana is on ESPN at 10:00….I am sure Joe Morgan would be happy if we all changed the channel.

  991. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    CB -

    HIs era is around 8? Wow.

  992. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    “Chad Gaudin we got him from Padres last week”

    So, they claim. But has anybody ever seen this guy? How do we know he really exists? ;)

  993. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Actually 4 innings.

  994. Bo Knows August 10th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Nitre is less than one year post TJ and is still inconsistent. I guess the six SOs mean nothing. And that’s 3 earned runs. Boy, talk about piling on. Gaudin can’t get lefties out, watch out what you wish for.

  995. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 10th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks CB. Much appreciated. I admit I was technically being slightly facetious in the light of some of the comments here, but I appreciate your response. An ERA of 5-ish sounds more like a fair and realistic expectation to me. Mitre certainly hasn’t given that.

  996. Mo August 10th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Bo telling Tex, Arod, and Posada how to hit, and he calls them stupid.

    It is to weep.

  997. Mo August 10th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Bo telling Tex, Arod, and Posada how to hit, and he calls them stupid.

    It is to weep.

  998. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Chad’s the dude that had that hideous long red goatee goin on

  999. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    GB,

    He just smoked a double and is up to .333.

    Callis will again call the pick a “bad pick” tomorrow on baseballamerica.com.

    A Yankee player told me an interesting story during the entire draft process.

    He told me that he was projected to go lower than where he was drafted by BA. From the time he was drafted until today, Callis still talks about him being a “bad” draft pick.

    Some guys just can’t let it go. Callis is one of them.

    This is the same guy that declared that Josh Reddick, “looks like a starting LF for the Red Sox next year”, based on his first 4 AB’s in the bigs. Amazing.

  1000. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Huh. A 9 pitch, 1-2-3 inning. A pitcher who doesn’t struggle to get out number 3. Who woulda thunk it?

  1001. Keith August 10th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks Trisha! I’ve been a Yankee fan for 44 years. I remember, Hector Lopez, Mickey, Ross Marchito, Jake Gibb, Horace Clark, Roger Repoz and so many others.

  1002. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Hey Erica,

    I’m jumping in the shower to get ready for my Damondate.

    What outfit do you think Johnny would prefer?

    Originally I was going to go khaki’s and a blue shirt but now I’m considering black shirt with jeans.

  1003. miggs August 10th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Let Ace pitch the 7th then go to Hughes?

    You have to think a few runs are coming. This team just has that quiet confidence and the Jays pen isn’t exactly a strength for them.

  1004. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I know Mitre is only a fifth starter, and Wang killed the yankees this year, but Mitre is not a major league pitcher. I heard Al and Michael Kay discussing hoe Mitre could be struggling because of his past injuries. Maybe he is struggling because he stinks…

  1005. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    Hey Erica,

    I’m jumping in the shower to get ready for my Damondate.

    What outfit do you think Johnny would prefer?

    Originally I was going to go khaki’s and a blue shirt but now I’m considering black shirt with jeans.
    ****

    I am sorry, I am laughing too hard to even be able to think of anything snappy to say.

  1006. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    let’s have a big inning

  1007. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Nice Cano

  1008. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    no bunt???

  1009. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    no bunt? very odd

  1010. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    In the Yes booth next inning – Dooley Womack – promoting the big upcoming YES special – the lost son of the 60′s.

    no translator needed.

  1011. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    boy when cano is hot he is hot, when he is cold well you get it..

  1012. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    “HIs era is around 8? Wow.”

    Coming into this game it was 7.50. I forgot that that stupid error was charged to cano.

    That scoring rule meant that technically only 3 of the 5 runs were earned.

    Which is a great example of why the hard separation of earned runs vs. unearned is often a poor one.

    So because of that scoring rule Mitre’s ERA actually went down tonight to 7.04.

    Which is still awful and unacceptable even for a 5th starter.

  1013. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    got to score that run…

  1014. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    SJ44
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    GB,

    He just smoked a double and is up to .333.

    Callis will again call the pick a “bad pick” tomorrow on baseballamerica.com.

    ————————————————————

    Congrats, again, SJ. I hope that Mr. Sanchez got my email about never bringing his bats to Charleston, SC again. He’ll be stopped at the city limits and detained for 4 days.

  1015. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    bad

  1016. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    that was a bizarre at-bat…when the yankees bunt or not bunt can be very confusing..

  1017. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    ugh. Easy decision to bunt there, that’s why you got Hairston he’s versatile…. gross

  1018. Garron August 10th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Mitre should be DFA’d, maybe Boston will pick him up and be even worse off then they already are. I just dont see the point in holding on to a guy like that, he is quite literally worthless. Doesnt eat innings and the innings he does pitch in are atrocious. Give Gaudin a whirl, cant be any worse.

  1019. Garron August 10th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Mitre should be DFA’d, maybe Boston will pick him up and be even worse off then they already are. I just dont see the point in holding on to a guy like that, he is quite literally worthless. Doesnt eat innings and the innings he does pitch in are atrocious. Give Gaudin a whirl, cant be any worse.

  1020. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    would i be considered dumb if i asked who is dooley womack

  1021. JD in Gladstone August 10th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Rains coming. :(

  1022. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    “Callis will again call the pick a “bad pick” tomorrow on baseballamerica.”

    Trade him to the Red Sox. Or just leak that Theo is interested.

    I think those evaluations would change very quickly.

    Matt Wieters who…?

    The BA guys really do tend to do that. They make their minds up and won’t change them so they don’t look like they were wrong.

    Jesus Montero’s ability to stick at catcher is a good example. According to them it’s still impossible and they refuse to believe it.

  1023. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    come on Melky, get Robbie home

  1024. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    “•Arangure believes that the recent acquisition of Alex Rios by the White Sox takes them out of the running for top Cuban pitching talent Aroldis Chapman. It had been rumored that the White Sox were one of the top suitors for Chapman, as the Sox already field Cuban stars like Jose Contreras and Alexei Ramirez.”

    Another words Rios to Chicago, Chapman to NY :D

  1025. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    CB -

    Yeah, 7 is bad enough. the Yankees are capable of scoring 5-6 runs a game. So, 5 era would do it for them.

  1026. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    yes jose molina is up!

  1027. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 10th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I can’t believe the Blue Jays found someone to take on Rios’s contract. Was that as smart move by the White Sox given how that contract seemed to cripple the Blue Jays?

  1028. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    How can anybody mention Ross Moschitto and not mention Steve Whittacker (the next Mickey Mantle) or Jack Reed.

  1029. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    melky should have stretched into first not lunged

  1030. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    This is just boring :(

  1031. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    this is why it’s stupid to DH Posada today instead of Matsui… no rhyme or reason for that Hideki is your regular DH… now you can’t pinch hit for Molina

  1032. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    “Arangure believes that the recent acquisition of Alex Rios by the White Sox takes them out of the running for top Cuban pitching talent Aroldis Chapman.”

    Jake Peavy had probably already done that.

  1033. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Anyone else think the ‘we will rock you’ think was like a half a beat or so too slow???

  1034. Doreen August 10th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Anyone else think the ‘we will rock you’ think was like a half a beat or so too slow???

  1035. John August 10th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    decisions like that, not to bunt Hairston, is the reason why the Yankees are good DESPITE Girardi as opposed to because of him. He never makes the right decision, he simply gets bailed out cause his team is really good. That is basic baseball right there, especially considering it is the sixth inning, rain is coming, and your weakest hitters are coming up. But GI Joe decides he is gonna out think the game yet again. He simply has utterly horrid baseball instincts.

  1036. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    lloyd
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:28 pm
    this is why it’s stupid to DH Posada today instead of Matsui… no rhyme or reason for that Hideki is your regular DH… now you can’t pinch hit for Molina
    ***

    Yes you can, you would have Posada catch and lose your DH.

    Damon, Matsui, Hinske, and Pena are all available on the bench

  1037. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Crap!!!

  1038. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    “I think it was people who get A’s teach;
    People who get B’s become judges;
    People who get C’s practice law.”

    That’s it!

  1039. Enough Tiant August 10th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    raise your hand if you think hairston should have bunted

  1040. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 10th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Absolutely Doreen. An ERA of 5 and he wouldn’t be losing this game. The Yankee offense gives him a little breathing room ERA -wise I guess, but not a 7-8 ERA kind of breathing room.

  1041. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    “Yeah, 7 is bad enough. the Yankees are capable of scoring 5-6 runs a game. So, 5 era would do it for them.”

    That’s exactly it.

    The yankees are scoring on average 5.5 runs per game.

    That’s partly why I’d like to see them get a #5 with an ERA of 5.0 or less.

  1042. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    erica yeah I know that’s an option… but i just meant in Girardi’s mind there I don’t think he wants to lose the DH in a close game like that or at least not in the 6th inning… But that’s why gotta leave your options open so you can pinch hit for Molina in a big spot and put in Jorge the rest of the game…

  1043. Scorpio August 10th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Today in the Boston Globe, Bob Ryan wrote this:

    Mark (Worth Every Penny) Texeira

    So true, every night there is a Tex gem of some sort.

  1044. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    ace should’ve started this game… :( if it wasn’t for his shoulder!

  1045. John August 10th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Garron,

    Completely agree. I can’t understand the mindset. I’m sure Mitre is a fine kid, but he isn’t a very good pitcher and, as you pointed out, he does nothing of value. If he isn’t an innings eater and he isn’t going to get anyone out, why is he in there? And then why go out and get this Gaudin kid, who is obviously a better option than Mitre, and not pitch him? And why, if Gaudin was available last night, is he not in there tonight as opposed to Aceves, one of your top guys who you burn tonight with a few innings? Like I said, this team is good despite Girardi, not because of him, and he is gonna cost this team some very important games in October.

  1046. DJ 2 August 10th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    We were due for a letdown after the Sox series.

    Unfortunately, it looks like the Sox will get back on track against the Tigers. They are winning a Penny-Jackson matchup, they’ll probably take 3\4.

    This is why people celebrating a 6.5 game lead and burying the Sox were foolish. All it takes is one bad series by us and good one by them and they are right back where they were before the series started.

  1047. Alan August 10th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Carl Crawford in pinstripes ?

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....ref=sircrc

  1048. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    John Sterling thinks Mitre did a really good job. I think that is overstating it.

    Question. if a pitcher makes an error why are the runs unearned? A little stupid if you ask me. Mitre had a chance to maybe only give up a run that inning, instead he gave two cause he couldn’t throw the ball to second.

  1049. Sey August 10th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    If you bunt, they walk Melky and setup Molina for the DP.

    Wasn’t that the argument people were talking about against Buchholz?

  1050. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    what is it with 2 outs that we have issues with?

  1051. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I think Mitre and Ollie Perez could do a Subway commercial

    It’s like pitching a 10 hitter big.

    No It’s like your offense scoring 8 runs for you big.

    It’s like getting sent to AAA big.

    No Its like losing to you know who big.

    Who’s that? We lose to everybody!

  1052. hugh August 10th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks Joe for living Mitre in too long as usual.He can’t pitch,what more do you need to see.

    Now the Yankees have to chase 1 stupid run to get caught up tonight.

  1053. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    “If you bunt, they walk Melky and setup Molina for the DP.

    Wasn’t that the argument people were talking about against Buchholz?”

    Cano was on 2nd already. The but would have moved him to 3rd. No DP.

  1054. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    check out mlb.com headline homerun friendly yankee stadium living up to name.

    I am so tired about reading/hearing about this. Why doesn’t anyone talk about the 3 foot high fence in Fenway? or the 250 foot homerun? Or the green monster that is 275 feet away. Everyone loves to pour on the Yankees.

    And how many of the hr’s tonight wouldn’t have been out in any park?

  1055. tampayank August 10th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    dj 2 I don’t think everyone is ‘burying’ the Sox….for the Division maybe but not for the playoffs….also I never want to hear about Yankee Stadium cheapies after watching some of these pop up HRs over the green monster tonight

    anyway, top of the lineup coming up, Yanks will win this game

  1056. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    “this is why it’s stupid to DH Posada today instead of Matsui… no rhyme or reason for that Hideki is your regular DH… now you can’t pinch hit for Molina”

    This is where Nady’s injury/ the absence of a right handed bat hurts a Girardi managed team.

    Girardi really manages by match ups.

    Posada DH’d today probably because Matsui is a LH hitter and Jays starter was LH.

    Matsui over his career has been almost exactly as good against LH pitching as RH pitching (he’s actually been better against LH pitching this year than RH…).

    The jays starter tonight is a rookie so there’s no real data to suggest that Matsui or Posada are better against him in particular.

    But Girardi doesn’t manage based on Matsui’s production against left handers.

    His managerial decisions are much more driven by matchups based on handedness.

    Left handed pitcher dictates that a right handed DH is preferable.

    And the only one available in a game like tonight is Posada.

  1057. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    1 run is nothing to this team. Let’s tie it up or take the lead here.

  1058. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    DJ 2

    Calm down ! First of all Boston’s chances of taking the division are slim. Even if the yankees lose today it means nothing, and if the Sox win it means nothing. This team is going to the postseason. It’s just a question if the Sox win the wildcard or not because those other team aren’t going to fall apart.

  1059. hugh August 10th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    The audacity of http://www.nesn.com to write this mean spirited article,”What happened to the Yankees.” It’s pure jealously!!

  1060. John August 10th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Sey,

    True, they might do that, but wouldn’t you rather have Jose Molina up with a chance to tie the game by only having to hit a sac. fly rather than having to get a base hit? If you had your top guys up, I could understand playing for the hit, but you have Hairston, Melky, and Molina. In this lineup, those guys are by far your weakest link. Put them in the best position to succeed, not fail. A manager can’t control what the player does, but he can control (somewhat) the position he puts them in. Put Molina in a position to succeed and, if he doesn’t, it’s on him, not his manager.

  1061. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I miss MPB Johnny Damon being up after Jeter :cry:

  1062. MG August 10th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    some of these whining comments about how the Yankees don’t do the right things is so funny. It’s just a reflection of a culture and generation(s) that grew up on video games and thinks that it’s just as easy on the field as it is on the computer. Let’s see one of them hit a ball being thrown 80 mph let alone low to mid 90′s.

  1063. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Jeter has definitely done his job today.

    What is he, 3-4?

  1064. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    You watch this game and it just makes no sense to have Mitre in the rotation and Aceves in the pen.

    The better pitcher comes in when the yankees have a much lower probability of winning than they did to start off the game?

    And Aceves has now thrown multiple innings so it’s not like he’ll be available for a couple of days.

  1065. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Jeter obviously heard me complaining about his declining BA before :)

  1066. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    We need Damon in this game.
    Someone call Bronx Jeers and tell her the dinner date is cancelled.

  1067. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    CB you’re right on target w/ what Girardi’s thought process was… but Matsui is more than capable against lefties…. he had the previous day off as well… you handcuff yourself if Molina is up in say the 6th or 7th in a big at bat but you don’t want to pinch hit for him and lose the DH… let’s hope Damon or Tex goes yard here and it won’t matter either way

  1068. BR August 10th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Trisha, that is pretty funny. I have never heard that.

  1069. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    oops I forgot Damon is sitting… Meant Tex or A-Rod

  1070. champ809 August 10th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    the subway commercial obviously is a referance to the “subway” series Yanks vs. Mets and so the “you know who” for CC is te Mets and for Johan it’s the Yanks….duh!?
    wasup many of you guys not from NY?

  1071. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    And…Teixeira strikes out on a ball. Lovely.

  1072. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Wow- A-Rod was angry at that bat

  1073. PL August 10th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    God Mitre makes me sick..you cant hold the blue jays to 3 runs or less

  1074. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Alex looked pissed.

    Is it a pie night??

  1075. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    They had no problem getting back in it after being down 2 runs, but suddenly being down 1 run and they can’t get a hit? What gives?

  1076. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Very impressive, gives up a single to Jeter, and k’s the next 3 hitters…..

  1077. Bo Knows August 10th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    97 mph fastball with a 7″ break. Say Goodnight folks. Maybe he’ll get tired. That’s like trying to hit a 1 iron.

  1078. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    “We need Damon in this game.
    Someone call Bronx Jeers and tell her the dinner date is cancelled.”

    Our date is more of the Seinfeld-Keith Hernandez variety.

    By that I mean I’m a dude.

    A straight dude.

    Johnny’s gonna have to hit a lot more homers if he wants to score with me.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  1079. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Our old friend Aaron Boone is back playing after his heart surgery :-)

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....;type=lgns

  1080. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    If the Yanks come back and win, Girardi can say the Yankees win 80% of Mitre starts.

  1081. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Bronx Jeers-

    I knew he wouldn’t pretend cheat on me!

  1082. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Down 5-4 after seven? It’s over, forget it. These guys have no heart.

  1083. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    “some of these whining comments about how the Yankees don’t do the right things is so funny. It’s just a reflection of a culture and generation(s) that grew up on video games”

    Might be part of it but far from all of it.

    Boston fans had some interesting things to say about Ted Williams and his inability to come up “big” when it mattered back in the 1940′s.

  1084. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Boston blows the lead. lets win this game Yanks.

  1085. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    LOL @ Youuse in the pen

  1086. Mike August 10th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Francessa jinxed us by proclaiming the division race “over”.

  1087. hugh August 10th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Motor city-5 RS 5 top of 7th they tied it up

    Go Detroit!

  1088. blackaccord August 10th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    tie game in boston

  1089. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    LOL Red Sox failed !

  1090. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Awwwww. Detroit tied the game.

    SA-WEET!!!

  1091. John August 10th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    PL, I don’t even blame Mitre. He is what he is. He simply shouldn’t be out there getting hammered. This is on Girardi and, to a certain extent, Cashman, who, at times, fall into the trap of believing that all their young guys are destined for greatness. Hopefully this is the last time the team has to watch this kid take the mound.

  1092. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Sorry Bronx Jeers. I thought you were a guy, but hey I get confused sometimes.

    Whatever you do, don’t help him move.

  1093. BR August 10th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    where would the yankees be without Aceves. 3 scoreless innings on just 30 pitches.

  1094. CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    They really should just put Aceves into the rotation and be done with it.

    Make Mitre the long man/ mop up man.

    Give Gaudin a shot at throwing 1-2 innings in the 6-7th.

    Aceves starts this game and they win.

  1095. Keith August 10th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Hey GB7:

    “How can anybody mention Ross Moschitto and not mention Steve Whittacker (the next Mickey Mantle) or Jack Reed.”

    I do remember Whittacker but not Jack Reed. Reed didn’t actually play for the Yankees did he? How about Jerry Kenney? Remember that Rueben Amaro Sr. was the solution at 3rd or SS. How about the pitcher, Bob Friend, they got from Pittsburg who was supposed to shine in the weaker American league? Keep em coming. Joe Verbanek? Steve Talbot from KC was going to solve their pitching problems for a decade? Rocky Colavito coming to Yanks late in his career and winning one game of a doubleheader by hitting a HR and getting the save in the second game.

  1096. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I really don’t love using Ace in a game where we’re behind (seems a waste)…but I guess there’s no choice. We’re not going to see Gaudin unless it’s in a blow out…….

    Say goodnight? We’re supposed to give up on this game already? lol

  1097. PetrusMagnus August 10th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    MG, you don’t have to be able to play the game to make smart decisions about it. Kay and Sterling haven’t seen or thrown a pitch of pro baseball but they both talk baseball smarts for a living. And we listen to them.

  1098. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Pretty hard to cry over the Yankees right now.

    They are in control of the division and the outcome of this game isn’t going to change that.

  1099. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Does anyone else remember when Aceves started and went like 4 innings. And to make things worse, the bullpen imploded without him and we lost a bunch of games???

  1100. MG August 10th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    if Aceves pitches the 9th it is a clear indication that he will move into the rotation to replace Mitre. That is the best move the Yankees can make to fill that spot. Gaudin is supposed to be very tough on righties and can take over the long relief assignments, which should be far and few between the way the starters are going. With Marte coming back and Bruney seeming to be throwing much better each of them can provide matchup relief (along with Coke) in front of Hughes and Mo. How much more relief pitching does a team need?

  1101. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    It is NOT raining where I am on Long Island

  1102. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Behind by one run. This is when you use Ace.

    I do agree with CB. Just make Aceves the 5th starter and move Gaudin into Ace’s spot in the pen.

  1103. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    If they lose by one run, I’m not going to get on the offense. We can’t expect them to score 5/6/7 runs a night……. I’d hate to take Ace out of the pen, but I’m definitely starting to come around on the idea of converting him back to a starter. I don’t know how good he’d be, but he’d be better than this dreck……

  1104. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    “LOL @ Youuse in the pen”

    He’s soooooo bored.

  1105. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Aceves pitches 3 on Fri and 3 tonight.

    Maybe he gets the start on Sat?

    I’m not in love with the idea as we all know how it hurt them in LA.

    Does Gaudin get an 8th inn try-out to see if he might possibly replace Ace if he moves to the rotation?

  1106. Gates August 10th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Remember, we have Joba going tomorrow as well, who isin’t exactly a workhorse, maybe he is saving Gaudin for that.

  1107. tk August 10th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    You watch this game and it just makes no sense to have Mitre in the rotation and Aceves in the pen.

    Any chance the recent multiple-inning outings are a prelude to moving Aceves into rotation? I assume not, but I would sure like to be wrong about that.

  1108. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    This is pretty much the best you’ll get out of Mitre. If he doesn’t throw that DP ball into the outfield it’s probably 4-3 Yanks. He is what he is.

  1109. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    “Pretty hard to cry over the Yankees right now.

    They are in control of the division and the outcome of this game isn’t going to change that.”

    You often post what I am thinking.

    I can’t whip myself into a frenzy about whether or not the Yankees come back, nor can I read anything into whether or not they do.

    I don’t care if they lose a game here or there. Honestly. If they come back, cool. If Toronto takes the game – LIFE HAPPENS.

    Other teams will beat us at times.

    It may not be tonight – but it is bound to happen.

    We will all live to see another day when it does, and the Yankees will still be the best team in baseball and will still be in charge of their own destiny.

    Don’t ask of them what you wouldn’t ask of yourself. If you’re allowed to fail now and then, so are they.

  1110. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I do not like the idea of taking Ace out of the bullpen. Why mess up a winning formula in the bullpen???

  1111. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I was looking at Gaudin’s stats and he gets absolutley shelled in the N.L. but his numbers against AL teams as a starter are pretty good, including striking out 11 Mariners…He would def be a better option than Mitre

  1112. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees will do that…….it takes them forever to make moves and I think they will continue to give Mitre chances.

  1113. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees will do that…….it takes them forever to make moves and I think they will continue to give Mitre chances.

  1114. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    CB August 10th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    They really should just put Aceves into the rotation and be done with it.

    Make Mitre the long man/ mop up man.

    Give Gaudin a shot at throwing 1-2 innings in the 6-7th.

    Aceves starts this game and they win.
    ************

    You aren’t concerned that he came up with a sore shoulder after that ‘start’?

  1115. CB August 10th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    SJ,

    With Andy and Joba now throwing well how badly do they really need a “long man” in the pen?

    Right now, by far, the main reason they even need a long man is to patch up the poor starts Mitre is making.

    Just eliminate the problem.

    No this game isn’t going to make much difference given their lead. And of course in now way is this game in any way, shape or form over with this offense.

    It was worth giving Mitre another game.

    He’s had his chance.

    There is no reason to misallocate your pitching resources for any longer, IMO.

  1116. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    This is a looooong at bat

  1117. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    “This is pretty much the best you’ll get out of Mitre. If he doesn’t throw that DP ball into the outfield it’s probably 4-3 Yanks. He is what he is.”

    And that isn’t really unacceptable from your 5th starter.

    That said it will be interesting to see what Girardi has to say. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Gaudin get a start.

  1118. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    The whole idea is to come to the park and play well. Mitre makes a simple throw to second, they are cruising in this game.

    They aren’t going to go undefeated the rest of the year.

    You play hard and smart and you win more than you lose.

    That’s what they are doing.

    Win or lose tonight isn’t going to change that.

  1119. Joe from Long Island August 10th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Erica – Joe Girardi may well remember that. That’s why I think they may replace Mitre with Gaudin. I’m guessing that Joe doesn’t fully trust Gaudin at this point (makes some sense), so he didn’t use him with the game still winnable. With the game on the line, Joe wanted to shut down Toronto, so he went to Ace. Unfortunately for that strategy, Toronto’s relievers have shut the Yanks down so far.

  1120. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    If you’re allowed to fail now and then, so are they.

    —–

    Except A-Rod. If he fails he’s not a True Yankee anymore.

  1121. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    have to agree with CB – want the better option as your 5th. At least you have a chance… With Mitre, you got none.

  1122. sunny615 August 10th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    crap

  1123. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MPB JOHNNY DAMON IS BACK!!!!

  1124. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Can Johnny do it again?

  1125. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    The Demon coming in to try and prolong the inning.

  1126. CB August 10th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    “You aren’t concerned that he came up with a sore shoulder after that ’start’?”

    Here’s the thing – why are you so sure that’s the way cause and effect played out?

    Why are you so sure it was the start that caused the sore shoulder rather than the grind of being in the bull pen?

    Aceves has been a starter his entire career – and he pitched for a long time in the Mexican league.

    Starting is what he’s used to. He’s thrown hundreds and hundreds of innings as a starter.

    He’s never relieved before.

    In general shoulder “soreness” like Aceves had doesn’t just come on all of a sudden.

    It’s caused by wear over time.

    And for Aceves that wear came from being in the pen.

    So keeping Aceves in the pen worries me more than making him a starter does.

  1127. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Nope

  1128. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Epic fail.

  1129. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Well, that sucked :-(

  1130. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Keith
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    Hey GB7:

    “How can anybody mention Ross Moschitto and not mention Steve Whittacker (the next Mickey Mantle) or Jack Reed.”

    I do remember Whittacker but not Jack Reed. Reed didn’t actually play for the Yankees did he

    ————————————————————

    Jack Reed was Mantle’s center field caddy in 1962. His one claim to fame was in a game in Detroit in 1962. He hit his only career homer in a 9-7 win. He hit it in the 22nd inning to dead center field (about 445 feet).

  1131. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    CB,

    I agree. If they think Ace can’t hold up physically, then give Gaudin a shot. If he can hold up, I’d give Ace the 5th starter spot.

    Either way, I think Mitre experiment needs to reach a conclusion. He can’t get out of his own way enough to give them what they need.

  1132. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    And I was just about to say that for every base he touches here he gets to……………

    Never mind.

    He’s all yours Erica! :lol:

  1133. King Joba August 10th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    If the Yankees were behind in the standings, then Cashman would have been more likely to pull the trigger on a better #5 starter, but why waste the prospects and money on someone who will not even be on a post season roster? They can afford to be deliberate in their thinking because they are ahead. That being said, I think his inability to go late into games and do better against lesser teams will be his downfall. BTW-Yankees are 0-5 with RISP tonight. A well-placed hit and Mirte could have stolen another win.

  1134. BR August 10th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    If Joe is not going to give Damon the full night off anyway why not pinch hit with him with Robbie standing on 2nd and none out a couple innings ago?

  1135. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    Erica – Joe Girardi may well remember that. That’s why I think they may replace Mitre with Gaudin. I’m guessing that Joe doesn’t fully trust Gaudin at this point (makes some sense), so he didn’t use him with the game still winnable. With the game on the line, Joe wanted to shut down Toronto, so he went to Ace. Unfortunately for that strategy, Toronto’s relievers have shut the Yanks down so far.
    ****

    That would be my guess as well. If anyone starts in 5 games other than Mitre, it will be Gaudin

  1136. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    SJ and CB- They might be thinking what you are. Ace back out for 4th inning of work.

  1137. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Moving Aceves to the rotation would solve the 5 spot…It would be that much more easlier if Brian Bruney could slip into Aceves bullpen slot…..Gaudin will be a backburner solution….In other words, he may get lost in the shuffle if he’s in the pen…..Long relief would be his role I guess…..

  1138. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    And I was just about to say that for every base he touches here he gets to……………

    Never mind.

    He’s all yours Erica!
    ***

    Thanks, I will always love him :-)

  1139. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Well I’d say this is settled.

  1140. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    is Joe trying to kill Alfredo’s arm… What about Hughes here

  1141. tj August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Aceves=30 pitches – 3 innings. take notes on being economical with pitches mr hughes.

    Ace threw 3 innings and could still prolly pitch tomorrow.

  1142. Joe from Long Island August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Or, now that Ace is starting his 4th inning, Joe may feel now is the time to stretch out Ace, and keep him on line to start in another 5 days.

  1143. MG August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    as CB says (and I’ve said for at least a month) Ace has been a starter his entire career. It’s tougher to adjust to the daily grind of the bullpen than start every 5 days. Ace has 3 excellent starts out of 4 last year, he’s shown he can do the job, why have a tomato can like Mitre stinking up the ballpark every 5 days?

  1144. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    They are stretching Aceves out. That’s why he is working this inning.

    Looks like we got our answer.

    That’s also probably why they held him out of the Sox series the last 2 days.

  1145. tj August 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    never mind, girardi is going to leave him in too long.

    that figures. enough is never enough with this guy.

  1146. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    why is ace still pitching he’s done until thurs

  1147. Mike August 10th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    They are clearly fatigued. 4 scoreless innings by the awful Jays pen when all the Yanks need is one to tie.

  1148. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    First question, no matter the outcome.

    Is Mitre getting another start.

  1149. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Aceves is better suited for the pen… that’s obvious by this point… we saw what happened to the bullpen last time they took Aceves out of it… they would be better off trying Gaudin

  1150. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    First question, no matter the outcome.

    Is Mitre getting another start.

    If we win yes..If we lose no

  1151. SJ44 August 10th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    You don’t use Hughes when you are behind in this game.

    They are stretching Ace out to start. They aren’t abusing him.

  1152. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Yuuuusssse in the BP: Why won’t he put me in, I’m good, maybe I should throw a couple of meatballs!, PUT ME IN!

    GI Joe: Tony tell Phil to stop doing that

  1153. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    it all has to do with the outcome

  1154. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Michael Kay is reading these comments

  1155. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I guess that must be it or why pitch him here…….but removing Ace from the pen means the Yankees had better get some decent innings from Bruney and a returning Marte. Actually, maybe from Melancon as well. Ace ate a lot of innings for us….

  1156. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Ace is a beast

  1157. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    lol… Hughes has thrown 8 pitches in 3 days… you’re down by one run you aren’t wasting him in a game like this… wow come on u can’t be serious w/ that garbage

  1158. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Cashman said on 1050 the reason he is still the 5th starter is because the Yankees have won 75% of his starts and you dont wanna mess with that

  1159. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I will bet $1 Molina does not touch a bat this inning

  1160. MG August 10th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    this would have been an easy win if Ace started the game…

  1161. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Michael Kay reads LoHud!

  1162. King Joba August 10th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    No Mirte is out, they will try someone else, either Ace or Gaudin.

  1163. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I see Hughes tossing a ball to himself.
    Great, Now he’s unavailable tomorrow.

  1164. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    So now what’s their move.

    Mitre out and Melancon back?

  1165. Shdw August 10th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    This is it. Melky, Matsui, Jeter?

  1166. 77513 August 10th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Kay you are a moron it is not peculiar move using Damon. I dont care if it is against a lefty, you would rather have up Damon in a 1 run game instead of Hairston.

  1167. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Srsly Yuuussse is cracking me up w/ that boredom.

  1168. CB August 10th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Aceves is out there – they are likely stretching him out.

    This reminds me a bit of what Girardi did last year with Joba when he didn’t announce anything but threw Joba for a third inning in a start and you could tell he was starting the process of stretching him out.

    With Aceves in the rotation this team will get at least 6 quality innings every game through the rotation.

    They won’t even need a high quality long man because the rotation will given them length.

    And if they are going to skip some of Joba’s starts then putting Aceves into the rotation becomes even more important – because then he’s your #4 rather than #5.

  1169. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Jeter Pie! Please, I’ve been begging all year

  1170. Joe from Long Island August 10th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    The more I think about it – Ace in the 5th spot.

    Then, Mo and Hughes for 9th and 6th; Bruney, Robertson, Coke for 7th (and situational lefty for Coke); Gaudin for long relief and mopup; Mitre back down to Scranton (I wouldn’t release him, you never know), and bring back either Marte or Melancon.

    I could go with that. You’re essentially trading Ace for Gaudin in the pen, and banking on Hughes to fill that 8th inning spot, with Bruney and Coke as backup; maybe add in Marte.

  1171. MMIILL August 10th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I guess at this point we should all be surprised if we don’t at least time this game in the 9th, right?

  1172. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    We will win this game!

  1173. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Kay loves to jinx us

  1174. pat August 10th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Hinske or Matsui for Molina?

  1175. CB August 10th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    “we saw what happened to the bullpen last time they took Aceves out of it… they would be better off trying Gaudin”

    And last time they tried it both Pettite and Joba were pitching as well as they are now?

    The situations aren’t the same.

  1176. Eric August 10th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Thinking Ace was stretched out tonight to become the fifth starter. Gaudin probably takes over the long man role. Mitre is out of here.

  1177. MG August 10th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Betsy
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    I guess that must be it or why pitch him here…….but removing Ace from the pen means the Yankees had better get some decent innings from Bruney and a returning Marte. Actually, maybe from Melancon as well. Ace ate a lot of innings for us….
    ——————————————–
    actually, in the 18 game stretch after the ASB, where they Yankees took charge before the Sox series, Ace pitch a total of 7 innings. 7 innings in 18 season changing games. If they can win that many games without him pitching many innings at all, why can’t he be in the rotation?

  1178. MG August 10th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Betsy
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    I guess that must be it or why pitch him here…….but removing Ace from the pen means the Yankees had better get some decent innings from Bruney and a returning Marte. Actually, maybe from Melancon as well. Ace ate a lot of innings for us….
    ——————————————–
    actually, in the 18 game stretch after the ASB, where they Yankees took charge before the Sox series, Ace pitch a total of 7 innings. 7 innings in 18 season changing games. If they can win that many games without him pitching many innings at all, why can’t he be in the rotation?

  1179. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    The answers to all of the questions being asked – we’ll know when we know.

    :)

    Until then we might as well all be chill and enjoy the game – win, lose or draw.

  1180. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Matsui, they showed him in on deck circle.

  1181. 77513 August 10th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Aceves can give you 40 pitches. I dont why people are saying Joe is abusing him. It looked to me his easiest inning was the 9th. That is Aceves value to the pen he can give you multiple quality innings.

  1182. Al from BK August 10th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Not today :(

  1183. King Joba August 10th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    SJ-wouldn’t the stretching out consist of more pitches thrown and not necessarily innings pitched? If that is the case, he was not given the opportunity tonight to increase his pitch count (and that is a good thing because he pitched efficiently), does that mean if he starts next time, the max is 5 innings or a certain number of pitches?

  1184. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    this is too cheery IDK I see some kind of let down, perfectt talk radio blabber.

  1185. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    “win, lose or draw”

    I used to LOVE that show!

  1186. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Is Michael Kay saying that he thinks Ace is being stretched out to be the #5?

    That was a strike? LOL

  1187. BR August 10th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    pretty wide strike zone this half inning

  1188. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    “Not today :(

    You’ll live.

  1189. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Frustrating game……..I’m so used to winning, lol

  1190. Keith August 10th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Hey GB7:

    That was before my time. I started following the Yanks in 1965. I live in Southern Ontario Canada and the newspapers didn’t even publish a box score just the line scores in those days here. I followed them on the radio and saw them play on Game of the week with Curt Gowdy and Pee Wee Reese. Thad Tillotson is another name from that era.

  1191. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Wow Matsui owns this guy.

  1192. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Hideki is so damn clutch

  1193. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    no dp

  1194. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    “I used to LOVE that show!”

    :)

    As much as you love this show, right Erica.

    How’s this for heresy. I don’t care if Toronto wins. In fact, I think it’s good for the game of baseball and for underachieving teams to win once in a while.

  1195. terpbomber August 10th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Jeter is overdue for a walk-off or some other heroics. Just don’t hit into a game ending DP!

  1196. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    MG, good points……..as I said, I’m leaning that way myself. Starting these retreads is not doing anything for the team. Today, they couldn’t overcome the deficit……..

  1197. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    This is where you miss Gardenhoser.

  1198. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    My nerves are so frazzled from this weekend it’s like I’m watching a pre-season game.

  1199. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I mean, they haven’t been able to so far……….and that’s just because they’re human. Give this team a fighting chance and they will win most of the time

  1200. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    missed a pitch

  1201. Trevor August 10th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Just poke it in RF Derek.

  1202. damon August 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    This game if lost ws a gift from Joe,the players tried to keep up with Mitre’s lousy pitching.Mitre should’ve come out before the 5th.

  1203. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    terpbomber August 10th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Jeter is overdue for a walk-off or some other heroics. Just don’t hit into a game ending DP!

    ********
    thinking same thing. when was his last walk off?

  1204. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    unreal SLOW AS S#IT

  1205. miggs August 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Send him Girardi!

    Crap.

  1206. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    He was safe. terrible call.

  1207. Al from BK August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Damn!

  1208. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    He was safe….

  1209. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    jennifer
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    terpbomber August 10th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Jeter is overdue for a walk-off or some other heroics. Just don’t hit into a game ending DP!

    ********
    thinking same thing. when was his last walk off?
    ****

    Umm- 12:01 on November 1, 2001????

  1210. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    had to expect a let down

  1211. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    And once again the umps crap it up.

  1212. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    And that is why we really miss Gardner.

    If he had been the pinch runner instead? Stolen base.

  1213. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    He was a mile out tho

  1214. Eric August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Does it drive anyone else nuts that Jeter constantly swings at the first pitch? Just wondering.

  1215. tj August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    great, dumbo swisher is our last hope. box of doughnuts says he’s k’s stupidly to end it.

  1216. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    If I get drummed off the forum for this then I do. But I can’t stand dishonesty so I have to own up to this. And I don’t think there is a person here who could accuse me of not loving and supporting the Yankees.

    There have been times when I have wanted the other team to win because I feel bad for the other team. I know part of it is that I am so confident in the Yankees that I don’t think a loss here and there will hurt. As sick as that may be, it’s the truth. I feel that way when teams like KC play the Yanks.

    Okay, start the crucifixion.

  1217. RalphieD (OPPC) August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    he was out…clearly

  1218. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    plus Pena came off the bag

  1219. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Pie for Swish.

  1220. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    erica- I know about that one.

  1221. Scorpio August 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Swish has never been pie’d. Tonight would be nice.

  1222. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    There is still one out. Nothing is over yet!

  1223. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Pena was out, he slide over the bag

  1224. King Joba August 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Its hard to send a runner when the batter gets behind 0-2

  1225. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Come on Swish!

  1226. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    jennifer
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    erica- I know about that one.
    ***

    I was trying to answer the question. That was the last one I could think of. LOL

  1227. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    halladay looked nervous

  1228. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Where is Hinske here?

  1229. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    i would take a walk… lets go Swish… do something

  1230. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Erica- Oh i thought you were answering like how can’t you remember that one.

  1231. tj August 10th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    yeah seriously, where was hinske for the last AB?

  1232. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I think the yanks should give up on Mitre.

  1233. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Jeter had a walk off hit against the O’s back in ’06. It was Joba’s first game at Yankee stadium.

  1234. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    jennifer
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    Erica- Oh i thought you were answering like how can’t you remember that one.
    ***

    No!! LOL. I wouldn’t be that snotty to you :-)

  1235. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    surprised Jetes hasn’t attempted to steal, w/e the outcome they have a chance to win in the final AB, that’s all you can ask for.

  1236. terpbomber August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Not a very good way to end a seven game winning streak, especially after the throttling Boston received.

    The turning point of the game was when the Yankees signed Mitre to a minor league contract last year.

  1237. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    yuck game

  1238. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    ’07 sorry.

  1239. Rob B August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Swisher: Epic Fail.

  1240. Al from BK August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Can’t come back every night. Please end the Mitre experiment.

  1241. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Horrible game to lose.

  1242. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    It’s like losing to Jonathan Sanchez big. :mad:

  1243. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Oh well winning streak was nice while it lasted. Tomorrow we start a new one.

  1244. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    ah well, not this time.

  1245. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Nick Whiffer.

  1246. tj August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    wow a K.

    SHOCKING. coming from Swish and the way the Yankees were K’ing tonight.

  1247. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Ugh………oh well, good try guys. Get em next time…….Jays pen did a good job shutting us down.

  1248. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Ugh………oh well, good try guys. Get em next time…….Jays pen did a good job shutting us down.

  1249. Eric August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I think Tom means ’07.

    Why should Hinske ever play? All he does is hit homers and line drives.

  1250. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Can’t win’em all. Get’em tomorrow.

  1251. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    seriously Nick had 3 K’s tonight he’s not feeling it tonight….So why not give Hinske the AB…(Girardi supporter)

  1252. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Let the normal finger pointing and whining begin. Cue the idiot, RDM.

  1253. RalphieD (OPPC) August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    no problem…7 game winning streaks come to an end…big deal…we start another one tomorrow

  1254. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Swisher strikes out a bit for someone that is known for their walks.

  1255. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Can’t win all of em. :(

  1256. joee August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you Joe for not bunting with Cano on second!

  1257. Alvin August 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    The turning point of the game was when the Yankees signed Mitre to a minor league contract last year.

    LOL. They should say that on the post-game.

  1258. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Ok I guess wearing my pettitte shirt only works from andy – andy starts. Its going in the wash tonigh and i’ll try again in a few days :(

  1259. David Cone's Camera Face August 10th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    let mitre never pitch for the yankees again.

  1260. damon August 10th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    This was a winnable game,Joe mismanaged this to a loss,with Mitre.

  1261. jennifer August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    You can’t win em’ all. Did anyone actually think the Yankees would never lose another game this year?

  1262. Pel August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Mitre brought the streak to a screeching halt.

    Good job, friend-o. :roll:

  1263. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Now we get 4 good starters in a row and whoever’s behind door #5 after that! Not so bad.

  1264. Mike August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    SWISHer ends the game

  1265. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Boy, the reactions already are really something. Is every loss a terrible loss? Swisher “epic fail”? I guess last night he had an “epic success”?

    I’m disappointed, too…….but not in the team. They play their heart out – they just weren’t good enough on this night.

  1266. Johnny D. August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I’m going to join RDM in saying YANKEES SUCK. Ptooeee!

    What are awful team this is.

  1267. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Well after the Yanks first 3 batters in the 1st it seemed like this game was going to be cake.

    One bad throw and poof. Jays pen did themselves right.

    I don’t want to see Mr Sergio Mitre anymore.

  1268. LLIME August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Another Girardi decision comes back to haunt him. Should have bunted with Hairston.

  1269. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Toronto bullpen came up big. 5 2/3 innings – no walks, only 4 hits.

    Can’t win em all. Start a new winning streak tomorrow.

  1270. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Meaty was not quite craptastic enough to merit getting booted from the rotation. Honestly, though, how much better would Gaudin or Towers be?

  1271. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    “Not a very good way to end a seven game winning streak, especially after the throttling Boston received.”

    Actually it was a good way, those RedSox vs Yankees game take alot out of the players, they had a chance to extend the WS to 8, didn’t get it.

    I think they are 16-4 in thier last 20 games at the stadium, I mean really nothing bad you can say, Mitre was horrible, we can’t win em’ all.

  1272. CB August 10th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    “Not a very good way to end a seven game winning streak, especially after the throttling Boston received.”

    That’s like saying there is no good way to lose any game.

    They had their #5 starter going tonight, a guy who was #9 on their depth chart of possible starters to begin the year.

    And they lost a 5-4 game.

    That’s just not a big deal in any way.

    They played a good team game other than mitre’s contribution.

    Best part of this game – they have Joba throwing tomorrow’s start.

    Hopefully this is the end of the mitre experiment.

  1273. Mazz August 10th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    If the Sox hang on, it’s down to 5.5

    our lead is not insurmountable by any stretch.

  1274. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    How exactly did Joe mismanage the game? Wow……..

    I’m a bit frustrated becausee Mitre stank, but on the other hand, the Yankees had plenty of innings to score 1 more run and they couldn’t do it. It just wasn’t their night – hopefully tomorrow is.

  1275. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I predict that will end up being the most forgettable game of the season. But no one will remember I said it. :(

  1276. Cando August 10th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    We were held scoreless by their pen for 5.2 innings

    I guess Mitre’s performance demoralized them.

  1277. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Mitre will work out in time..That time is not right now, especially as a starter…..

  1278. NYY626 August 10th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I’m usually a little bummed after we lose. I’m totally fine. The 15 inning war we won is still fresh in my mind.

  1279. Mark August 10th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    And we wasted Aceves for 4 innings in a game we lost. I doubt he’s moving to the rotation, he was only in there for 4 because he had a manageable pitch count.

  1280. 77513 August 10th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Rob B
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm
    And that is why we really miss Gardner.

    If he had been the pinch runner instead? Stolen base.

    ——————————–

    Yep especially on this team half the guys in the lineup cant score from 1st unless its a homerun.

  1281. Eric August 10th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    We have three games in Boston in two weekends which concludes a long road trip that includes Seattle and Oakland. Let’s stop talking about who we want to play in the playoffs and make sure we get there first.

  1282. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    We’ll see how Joba does tomorrow – last out was rather discouraging.

  1283. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    We’ll see how Joba does tomorrow – last out was rather discouraging.

  1284. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for not killing me for my admission. I can’t help the way I feel and part of it is always feeling sorry for the real underdog and the “mistreated” teams. But in the midst of it all I always know the Yankees will prevail. So when they lose I am just not upset about it since you know teams will lose. Just so you know, I am never that magnanimous when the Yankees don’t have games to give away. It’s usually when they have a healthy lead in the division that I sometimes wish for a struggling team to win a game from us here and there. If that makes me a jerk then it does.

  1285. teddy August 10th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    well sometimes you get beat, tonight wasn’t in

    mitre can’t throw to second, he gotta go

    giradri not bunting in the 6th was bad

    swisher looks vermatched against righty pither

    yanks gave this one away

  1286. NJ Yanks August 10th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Now we have to win the next 2 to win the series. Who knows which Joba shows up? And Romero is awfully tough even though we have AJ on the mound.

  1287. CB August 10th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    “We were held scoreless by their pen for 5.2 innings”

    You mean the bull pen with the 4th best ERA in the AL?

    The bull pen that used their top arms to secure a win against a first place team?

    The Jays pen is terrific. They used their best pitchers tonight to make sure they’d win at least one game this series.

  1288. Wilson August 10th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Let down was in fully effect. Even though they probably would have won if they received better pitching.

  1289. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Well this should be Mitre’s last start. And the yankees are still going to win the division so the bridge jumpers should shut up. They are just too good of a team with the starting pitching, and offense. I honestly don’t see the Red Sox taking the division, I didn’t see it before the sweep and especially after it.

  1290. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Remind me again who’s pitching tomorrow?

    Yeh I think I can live w/ this loss.

  1291. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I think the bunt WAS on to Hairston as he pulled it back…He could have missed a sign on the first pitch…cant jump to conclusions

  1292. Matthew August 10th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    “We have three games in Boston in two weekends which concludes a long road trip that includes Seattle and Oakland. Let’s stop talking about who we want to play in the playoffs and make sure we get there first.”

    Bingo. The conversations earlier today and last night were laughable about playoff opponents and the Sox missing the playoffs.

    We haven’t clinched anything yet. Still 50 games, almost 1\3rd of a season and we have a tough schedule. Still a lot of time left.

  1293. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Sox just won.

  1294. RS August 10th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    The Yankees are such a good team that they’ll rarely, if ever, lose a blowout. I think people just need to get used to that fact. Every time the Yankees lose, people complain that it was a winnable game. Well, every game IS winnable because the Yankees are going to be competitive every day. But obviously they have to lose some games.

  1295. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    SJ/CB, I don’t think Aceves is stretched out enough to start next time out……..think the Yankees would do what they did in MN again? If they don’t, then they need to start a lousy starter again (Mitre – ugh – or Gaudin) who they don’t expect innings from so that they can stretch Ace out further.

    The thing that makes me think they aren’t stretching Ace out is the fact the Yankees didn’t actually know that Mitre was going give them his usual 5 innings of garbage ball. Had he pitched well, Ace would have only pitched a couple of innings……… As others have said, maybe Ace only pitched 4 because of a low pitch total?

  1296. 40 Time August 10th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    We haven’t won a series in Seattle in 4 years. That isin’t going to be a cakewalk. Especially since we face guys who we haven’t seen before and it’s a tough park to score runs.

    This upcoming 10 game road trip is going to be tough.

  1297. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    5.5 GAMES UP :( <—LOL

  1298. CB August 10th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    “The Yankees are such a good team that they’ll rarely, if ever, lose a blowout…. Well, every game IS winnable because the Yankees are going to be competitive every day. But obviously they have to lose some games.”

    Absolutely right. Couldn’t agree more.

  1299. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Yuck – thanks, Detroit.

  1300. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Keith
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    Hey GB7:

    That was before my time. I started following the Yanks in 1965. I live in Southern Ontario Canada and the newspapers didn’t even publish a box score just the line scores in those days here. I followed them on the radio and saw them play on Game of the week with Curt Gowdy and Pee Wee Reese. Thad Tillotson is another name from that era.

    ————————————————————

    Yanks also had a young right hander that was going to join Ford, Stottlemyre, Bouton and Downing in the rotation. Bouton and Downing had injuries and never recovered from arm injuries so Fritz Peterson came up in ’66. They had three young fire ballers, Gi, Blanco, Jack Cullen and the best of the kids, Rich Beck. He was sensational until Johnny Keane pitched him in the rain and he was finished. Second ML start was a complete game shutout. His first game was 1 run in 7 innings. His last appearance was the rain game.

  1301. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    BoSox are not going anywhere folks….

  1302. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    “5.5 GAMES UP :( <—LOL "

    :D

  1303. Harper M August 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Momentum is only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher.

    If Joba comes out with another 4 innings, 100 pitch performance, we’ll probably lose.

    They HAVE to avoid a slide.

  1304. Eric August 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks for the back up Matthew. Having been a Jets fan, I started doing that this past season after we were 8-3. Just a few weeks later, I was disgusted and at a loss for words. I’m still very happy. We’ve gained three games since last Thursday.

  1305. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    ***Gil Blanco***, Jack Cullen and the best of the kids, Rich Beck

  1306. Scared of the Wall August 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Hopefully we’ve seen the last of Mitre.

    I know he’s only a 5th starter, but there’s such a noticeable dropoff in talent: CC, AJ, Andy, Joba and… Mitre. I’ve probably been spoiled by the Yankees’ great pitching as of late, but watching Mitre after how our starters pitched this weekend was mighty frustrating.

    A semi-competent pitcher who can make a throw to 2nd would be an upgrade. If Aceves was being stretched out tonight to become a starter, I’m definitely on board with that..

  1307. 77513 August 10th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    I wouldn’t take Aceves out of the bullpen. Him being able to pitch multiple quality innings is very valuable. Give Gaudin a shot and see if he is better than Mitre.

  1308. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    “BoSox are not going anywhere folks….”

    I agree Pat M. if you mean they are cooked.

  1309. IrishCarBomb August 10th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    If Mitre makes that double play throw, the whole outcome of the game is different.

    oh well, lets go JOBA!

  1310. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    RS, that’s a great point. You know, it’s really my problem if I can’t get over a loss or if I think that a loss stinks because if they lose tomorrow it’s 2 in a row. The Yankees players have been playing this game a long time – you hate to lose, but you put it behind you and give it another go tomorrow. They’re not going to be going home and taking anti-depressants because of this loss….

  1311. Sid August 10th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    “BoSox are not going anywhere folks….”

    That’s right, PAT M. People shouldn’t just arrogantly dismiss them. They are still an excellent team.

  1312. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    “Momentum is only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher.

    If Joba comes out with another 4 innings, 100 pitch performance, we’ll probably lose.

    They HAVE to avoid a slide.”

    Noooo they do? Thank You Joe Morgan Jr.

  1313. damon August 10th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    40 Time That’s why I don’t understand Joe giving this one away.He left Mitre in too long for the team to have a chance to win.

  1314. Mazz August 10th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Well, the Sox won a Penny-Jackson matchup.

    Like I said earlier, they are probably going to take atleast 3 of 4. They are a different team at home.

  1315. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    This loss falls squarely on Pete Abe.

  1316. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Ok, Sox won -I am sure they will win other games. Even if they were the worst team in the world, they would find ways to win more games. The key is for the Yankees to do what they always seem to do – stop the losing at one game.

  1317. Monnie D August 10th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    If you keep playing Mitre roulette, he’s bound to cost us more than the one game he already has. Thankfully, we have actual professional ballplayers pitching the next four games. Just gotta make sure we win this series. I’ll take a 6-1 homestand every day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

  1318. ZMAN August 10th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    It would be pretty embarrassing to relinquish a 6.5 game division lead. I know it won’t mean anything once the playoffs start, but still….. (not to mention, the WC team plays the Angels).

  1319. JJ August 10th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    It’s the time to send Mitre to 3A or bullpen.
    Alfredo Aceves is excellent.
    Hope Kevin Long teach Molina to how to hit the ball well,because his hitting is so terrible.

  1320. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    BTW, I have tonight’s game DVR’d if anyone needs a cassette of it for their home library.

  1321. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Nope, the Sox aren’t going anywhere……they are staying in the AL East for the forseeable future.

  1322. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Nope, the Sox aren’t going anywhere……they are staying in the AL East for the forseeable future.

  1323. TeKNetiCK 2 August 10th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Yanks got their 1 game “let down” out of the way, now they need to regroup and win this series before a tough 10 game trip starts.

    Otherwise, this huge lead we have in the division won’t appear so huge next week.

  1324. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    “This loss falls squarely on Pete Abe.”

    :lol:

  1325. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Girardi is pleased with Mitre-kill me

  1326. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Yeah, the Sox didn’t just split a series to the A’s at home…….or lose a series to the Rangers. I don’t think this race is over by a long shot, but I sure as heck would rather be the Yankees than the Sox. I will start to get concerned (maybe) if the Yankees lose a few in a row……..

  1327. Carl August 10th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Just because he tells the media he is, doesn’t mean he really is.

  1328. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Monnie D, he really didn’t suckm he just threw a ball away, that’s all. If anything he pitched better tonight could be a possible factor.

  1329. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    “Nope, the Sox aren’t going anywhere……they are staying in the AL East for the forseeable future.”

    :D

    MITRE STILL IN THE ROTATION – GIRARDI JUST ANNOUNCED IT.

  1330. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    And without hesitation Girardi says Mitre gets the next start

  1331. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    How many times has Aceves come in after a someone’s poor start and dominated.

    I’m actually scared that Mitre’s 6 K’s and 1 BB are tempting enough to give him another shot.

    Joe’s talking about his defense.

    You gotta be able to field your position.

    Joe says he’s still in.

    Jeers not happy.

  1332. CB August 10th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Girardi has officially given Mitre a nickname.

    “Serge”

    This can’t be a good sign…

    Sounds like Girardi wants the Mitre era to continue…

  1333. pat August 10th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Girardi- That should have been an error on Mitre.

  1334. Joe August 10th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    The beauty of baseball… Sox get swept, but they win tonight and we lose and they are probably feeling good about themselves while Yankee fans are worried about a “slide” and the Sox catching them.

    162 games, folks. Don’t get too high or too low. People who wrote off the Sox were foolish to do so.

  1335. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I’d like a copy, Nick. I’ll watch it in the off-season along w/the April 12th 6-4 loss @KC and the 5-4 loss on May 31st in Cleveland.

  1336. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    “Just because he tells the media he is, doesn’t mean he really is.”

    Carl – he is. He just said “but for that bad throw he had a really nice outing.” And maybe but for that throw, he did. Girardi didn’t hesitate when they asked if Mitre was still in the rotation.

  1337. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    What else is Joe going to say? Of course, given his obsession with Ransom, it’s possible he truly is pleased.

  1338. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    What else is Joe going to say? Of course, given his obsession with Ransom, it’s possible he truly is pleased.

  1339. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Is Marte ever pitching again????

  1340. jake [bring back shelley] August 10th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Girardi made another bad move with the pitching decision….he left Mitre in after he gave up all those runs into the 6th inning…BAD MOVE!

    He needs to think…he’s got Gaudin and Aceves..better chocies then Mitre

  1341. Scor August 10th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    And A-Rod/Tex/Jeter are probably going to each sit one game this series.

    So much for keeping the foot on the gas. We’re acting like this is late September, not early August. We haven’t clinched anything. Need to keep pushing, not resting guys.

  1342. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Cast is off of Gardner’s hand….thumb in a splint. Practice in one week and playing in two, according to Gardner.

  1343. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    “while Yankee fans are worried about a “slide” and the Sox catching them.”

    Seriously? Are you referring to yourself? I sure didn’t see much indication of that here.

    “162 games, folks. Don’t get too high or too low. People who wrote off the Sox were foolish to do so.”

    I agree with the highs and lows and disagree about the foolish aspect. But I respect your right to believe the Sox shouldn’t be written off, even though I totally disagree with it.

    Reasonable minds can disagree.

  1344. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    “Cast is off of Gardner’s hand….thumb in a splint. Practice in one week and playing in two, according to Gardner.”

    woot woot

  1345. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    If Mitre gets another start is PFP out of the question?

    Maybe after a strike out he could throw the ball around the infield too.

  1346. pat August 10th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    A loss tonight is better than a loss to the Sox.

    If the Yanks lost one this weekend, they would have gone into today 4.5 up.

    Even after tonights loss and Sox win still 5.5 up.

  1347. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    just nod: want to trade for it? I’m looking for a copy of Sydney Ponson’s last Yankee start (to date).

  1348. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Here is my GUESS. Mitre gets another start. If he earns his keep, they’ll keep going with him. If he falls apart, my GUESS is that the experiment is over.

    JMO

  1349. Ranger August 10th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Girardi mailed in this game today. With his B lineup and extending of Mitre, he managed this game with no urgency.

  1350. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    “A loss tonight is better than a loss to the Sox.

    If the Yanks lost one this weekend, they would have gone into today 4.5 up.

    Even after tonights loss and Sox win still 5.5 up.”

    Yes

  1351. ARK $$ August 10th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    What’s wrong with splitting a series at home to Oakland?

    Didn’t we split a series at home against the awful Indians? And lose a home series to the Nationals?

    It’s not like these things only happen to Boston.

  1352. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I think Mitre should cut his hair…it’s way too long…It’s making him too top heavy to get that sinker down

  1353. tj August 10th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Girardi anoints Mitre his starter for another turn through the rotation. It’s nice he believes in his players but his blind faith in these chumps who have done nothing AND SUCK (and we saw it NUMEROUS times last year) really costs us at times.

  1354. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Girardi may have said Mitre has next start, but Cashman is the GM.

    This Mitre has to go. He is a worthless failure. We would have been better served to start the game with Aceves and then maybe used Gaudin in Aceves’ role.

    I thought the whole point of having relative depth of 6th starter or 7th starter guys was to have auditions for the 5th starter.

    Mitre, in 5 starts, has proven he is a loser, has used our bullpen in each game. Try Towers, Gaudin, Hirsh, anybody.

    Mitre has already showed he is a failure, bottom line.

  1355. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    “Girardi mailed in this game today. With his B lineup and extending of Mitre, he managed this game with no urgency.”

    Ranger, I don’t know that every game should be or has to be managed with urgency. When you are 6.5 games up maybe you can breathe just a little.

  1356. Nome August 10th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    The thing is, we have no idea which Joba shows up tomorrow. I’m still not convinced that he has “turned the corner”. He regressed in that Boston start. He is a young pitcher, he is going to have his ups and downs.

  1357. Scared of the Wall August 10th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Mitre better be on a very short leash if he gets another start.

    The Yanks get him the lead (2-1), he blows it (4-2), Cano & Hairston tie it (4-4), and then Mitre blows the lead again (5-4).

    The offense could have been better tonight, but it also tried to bail out Mitre in the early innings. Mitre is the type of pitcher who ALWAYS needs the offense to bail him out, and that isn’t going to happen every time he starts. He must be taken out of the starting rotation eventually…

  1358. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Ugh………what IS Girardi’s problem? On the other hand, the game just ended….I’m sure Joe is going to speak with Cash before they decide what to do with the 5th starter. I don’t get the inconsistency if Mitre does stay in the rotation. Cash insisted on keeping Phil in the pen because he said he couldn’t look in Mo’s eyes and tell him he was going to forgo the present for Phil’s future development. Now……can he look Mo in the eyes and tell him that he honestly think Mitre represents the Yankees’ best chance to get to the post season? This guy stinks…..Mitre, that is. It’s not fair to the team to put them in a position to lose every 5th day.

  1359. damon August 10th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Well be prepared to lose when Mitre comes in,Can anyone see him pitching in an ALCS,let alone a WS,REALLY?

  1360. stanzy August 10th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    The “you know who”s in that subway commercial are each other.

  1361. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Girardi made another bad move with the pitching decision….he left Mitre in after he gave up all those runs into the 6th inning…BAD MOVE!

    He needs to think…he’s got Gaudin and Aceves..better chocies then Mitre”

    —————–

    Actually Girardi brought in Aceves for the 6th.

    So you were saying…

  1362. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    He ven could have put Aceves in in the 5th inning, and use him for 4 innings. Instead, he leaves in Sergioser

  1363. PL August 10th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    O subway…

  1364. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Hey, according to Cashman, the yankees had won 3 of Mitre’s 4 starts.

    Because that means a whole lot, when the guy couldnt go 5 decent innings.

    Also wasting the bullpen.

  1365. D-Town August 10th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    This game wasn’t on Mitre. He is a journeyman pitcher who was 10th on our depth chart to start the season. He gives up 5 runs in 5 innings. Not great, not awful. We were still in the game.

    Blame the offense for taking the game off after the 4th inning. 5.2 innings of scoreless relief against us, in our ballpark. They couldn’t scratch out 1 run?

    People need to stop killing Mitre. He sucked, but he isin’t why we lost today. The offense falling asleep is what killed us. If we won 8-5, people say he kept us in the game.

  1366. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    LOL – the team has to have a sense of urgency to win EVERY night? They will burn themselves out if they played baseball like it was war for 162 games. The players need some rest – unless you think they are automatons.

  1367. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Jim, Mitre was actually pitching quite well. He probably gave you what you would expect from your end-of-the-rotation guy. And seriously, without that bad throw Yankees and Mitre probably get the game.

    I don’t have any vested interest in whether or not Mitre pitches again; but I can understand why Girardi was relatively pleased with his outing. He certainly has been getting better each time. Again, if someone changes their mind and he is out of the rotation, so be it. But I don’t think giving him another start is unreasonable after the way he pitched tonight. The fielding error, sure you want that corrected.

    JMO

  1368. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    “Actually Girardi brought in Aceves for the 6th.

    So you were saying…”

    What he meant to say was…

    :x : I wanna complain about something, b/c if I don’t I’m going to be bored tonight, I’m already writing this so let me get something started IDK!!!

  1369. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Good grief. Quit your whining, people.

    This team wasn’t going to win 20 straight games. Mitre is in the rotation for the time being.

    Get used to it.

    Amazing how stupid this place gets when the Yanks have the gall to lose a game.

  1370. Wells August 10th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Yes… Girardi told the offense to fall asleep after the 4th inning. Yep, all his fault that we couldn’t get 1 run in 5 innings.

  1371. PL August 10th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    People need to stop killing Mitre. He sucked, but he isin’t why we lost today. The offense falling asleep is what killed us. If we won 8-5, people say he kept us in the game.

    He’s actually the exact reason we lost, we came back not once but twice for him..At some point you have to dig deep and stop the bleeding…He couldn’t do it..Your not going to score 8 runs a game you have to limit the damage when you get a lead. And im not even talking about his error. Directly his fault

  1372. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Ok why would they say “you know who” to eachother?

    My theory?

    They say you know who because they don’t have permission to say Red Sox, Phillie or whoever.

    My alternate theory is that say “you know who” to start a blog based conspiracy.

  1373. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    It’s a deal, Nick. I’ll even throw in a copy of the last appearance in pinstripes of one Tanyon Sturtze.

    As you know, that’s the Holy Grail in the Yankee mediocrity collection.

  1374. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    “Well be prepared to lose when Mitre comes in,Can anyone see him pitching in an ALCS,let alone a WS,REALLY?”

    Typically your 5th starter doesn’t pitch in either.

  1375. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    It’s been addressed.

  1376. tj August 10th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Does anyone here seriously think Torre would be peddling this Mitre is still in the rotation crap that Girardi is spewing?

  1377. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Wow the Sox beat the Tigers ! Big Deal ! Everyone worries about the Sox. As long as the yankees keep on winning series the Sox aren’t a factor in terms of winning the division. The Sox can win at home but they suck on the roa and that is going to come back to haunt them. There are a lot of competitive teams so as long as the Yankees maintain a division lead then the Sox aren’t important.

  1378. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    just nod: if you’re giving me two games, I’ll throw in a Kei Igawa start with some bonus Ian Kennedy post-game interview footage.

  1379. Wells August 10th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Cashman was very supportive of Mitre on Kay’s show… said we won 3 of his 4 starts.

  1380. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    This one is destined for the Yankees Not-So Classics.

  1381. tj August 10th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    and my point with torre vs girardi is that if Girardi could come off in interviews a little bit better and handle the media better and not spew this blind faith crap it would probably go a long way.

  1382. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    “It’s not fair to the team to put them in a position to lose every 5th day.”

    Betsy Yankees won 3 of his 5 starts.

  1383. Uncle Ellsworth August 10th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    All Serge nneds is a few days with Harlan in Nebraska.

  1384. Alex August 10th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Big difference…. Hughes is our only reliable reliever to get to MO. Aceves seems to be sore after every appearance. Coke, Robertson, Albaladejo, Melancon, Gaudin etc. are not setup men.

    He couldn’t tell MO that he was taking his only good reliever out of the pen. This time, he’ll say he has 4 good starters and can get away with a subpar one every 5th day.

  1385. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Kei Igawa and an IPK post-gamer…you, sir, have a deal.

  1386. Monnie D August 10th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Brandon– nowhere in my post did I say he sucked. But he’s the kind of guy who’s always going to make one fatal mistake. If you remember, in his first game, he threw the ball away at second after having picked off Brian Roberts. Luckily, it didn’t cost the team ultimately, but the larger point is that as they continue to run him out there, these plays, coupled with with some all-too-frequent meatballs, will, more often than not, come back to haunt them. Nevertheless, he’s our #5 and as long as guys 1-4 continue performing like they are, I’ll never be thrilled with Mitre, but he won’t make me lose sleep at night either.

  1387. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Mitre isn’t starting an ALCS game. When has a number 5 starter ever pitched in the ALDS, ALCS, or WS ? Mitre does suck but saying he will start in the playoffs is stupid.

  1388. JJ August 10th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t think Mitre has good stuff.
    It’s still so early to bring him on the mound of MLB.

  1389. tj August 10th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    yeah yeah yankees have won 3 of Mitre’s 5 starts. you’ll still be saying they’ve won 3 of his starts in another additional 6 turns through the rotation.

  1390. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Every team has a crappy fifth starter.

    The Yanks are not the only one. People need to find something else to complain about.

    Tonight’s loss is not that big of a deal.

  1391. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Amazing how stupid this place gets when the Yanks have the gall to lose a game.

    -
    ————-

    Giuseppe,

    How stupid this place gets???

    I was reading SOSH last night, and there were curses in every post,

    calling for the heads of Theo, Tito, Tek, Papi, Bay, Pedroia, everybody.

    Mentions of American Airlines Flight 11, the 9/11 flight with laughter after it

    Constant talking of MFY (MuthaF*******Yankees) kids being the future criminals of America

    and constant talk of putting balls through Tex or Arods skull and MO taking a line drive off the head and having his head explode.

    Not to mention that “Oki-san should commit sepuca” or whatever the suicide is called.

  1392. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    “Everyone worries about the Sox.”

    Jeremy, not everyone, and it is heartening to see that as time goes on, more and more people are giving themselves permission not to worry about the Sox. As SJ and others have pointed out, the Yankees are in charge of their own destiny.

  1393. COL 88 August 10th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    So what did we get Gaudin for exactly, if not for replacing Mitre? We got him to basically replace Tomko and be a “long man”?

    The roster is better with Gaudin in the rotation and Melancon in the pen rather than Mitre in the rotation and Gaudin in the pen.

  1394. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    “Hey, according to Cashman, the yankees had won 3 of Mitre’s 4 starts.”

    They did. Means nothing.

    If it meant something then heck, make Mitre the ace of the staff.

    Why even bother signing CC and AJ?

    Get 4 more Mitre’s and watch the Yanks roll to 120 wins!

  1395. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Andy Pettitte is a starting pitchaaaaaaa !!!! August 10th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    “Brandon– nowhere in my post did I say he sucked. But he’s the kind of guy who’s always going to make one fatal mistake.”

    For the love of god he is a #5 SP. #5 ! LOL..they will play tomorrow too and likely a # 5SP won’t be pitching.

  1396. stuart August 10th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    did not read all the posts .. obviously the mitre/cano error was huge.

    very little clutch hitting… hairston not getting the runner to 3rd it all hurt…

  1397. Wangawa August 10th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Guys, it’s obvious we can beat up on the bad teams like Boston, but we just can’t seem to beat an elite team like Toronto!

    Haha, seriously, not going to win every game, especially when our 5th starter is going. It’s all good.

  1398. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Plenty of pitchers that cost the major league minimum can give you better than 5 runs in 5 innings.

    Mitre cannot even throw a ball to 2nd base correctly, that is the 2nd time he’s done that.

    Oh well, give him another start, see what happens, 1 game is no big deal, right. :)

  1399. Mazz August 10th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    As others have said… today’s loss falls on the offense.

    5 runs in 5 innings is what you should expect from a #5 on average.

    The game was 5-4 in the 5th inning and it stayed that way. The offense fell asleep and went down quietly for 5 innings.

    The offense needs to show up on Mitre days and today it didn’t. 4 runs is not sufficient.

  1400. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    “yeah yeah yankees have won 3 of Mitre’s 5 starts. you’ll still be saying they’ve won 3 of his starts in another additional 6 turns through the rotation.”

    I guess time will tell. But I’m not bitter about the idea of him getting another start. I feel really good about the way the season is going. So I will live no matter what.

    Since you can’t predict that his next outing will be a loss maybe you could actually try to think it will work out. That way if it does you don’t look ridiculous for saying the next 6 outings will be losses.

    Are you more upset because you decided he was out of the rotation and he isn’t, or because Girardi decided to give him another shot?

  1401. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I just don’t understand why Girardi continues to have confidence in non talented players like Mitre and Ransom.

  1402. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    Read my whole post.

    Of course it means nothing that we won 3 of 4 starts.

    Sarcasm was being used.

  1403. stuart August 10th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    aceves ony threw 42 pitches in 4 innings.

    he will be off tuesday that is it…

    they have the whole pen back for tuesday except aceves..

    i hate when they lose because of poor play… looks like Pena kinda observed the scutaro play to 2nd instead of running all out…

    mitre is a bad fielder.. that double play was routine, the double clutch yech…

  1404. Yank1 August 10th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Bring up Andrew Brackman to be the #5

    He certainly can’t be worse than Mitre.

  1405. PL August 10th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    COL 88 August 10th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    So what did we get Gaudin for exactly, if not for replacing Mitre? We got him to basically replace Tomko and be a “long man”?

    The roster is better with Gaudin in the rotation and Melancon in the pen rather than Mitre in the rotation and Gaudin in the pen.

    The only problem is Gaudin walks alot of people..He K’s alot too…Mitre, does not walk as many people as Gaudin, but your right Gaudin is still a better option.

  1406. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Trish, that’s because they scored a ton of runs for him. It’s not fair to expect that all the time. He’s not done his job……..4 runs in 6 on a regular basis would be ok, but he’s worse than that.

    GF, I understand that other teams (in fact, all other teams) have worse problems than finding a servicable starter, but that doesn’t mean the Yankees should just be fine with their situation. It’s always wise to try and improve your team……..

  1407. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    “Oh well, give him another start, see what happens, 1 game is no big deal, right.
    :)

    That’s the spirit! Hey for all we know he may turn out to be a…

    DIFFERENCE MAKER!

    :lol:

  1408. JJ August 10th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Mitre couldn’t solve these problems he made.

  1409. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    And to top all of it, nobody insults one another on the REd Sox pages for being the sickos they are.

    They all laugh and support one another.

    Here, nobody comes close to that and still get insulted.

  1410. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Trish, did you get my e-mail?

    Did anyone go to tonight’s game? If so, did you meet Nick and AJ today? I would love to hear details…thanks!

  1411. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    “Every team has a crappy fifth starter.”

    The Yankees didn’t — in April. ;)

  1412. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Jim Pir-one,

    That’s your problem. You have some weird obsession with the Red Sox and care too much about what they think or their fans say on a message board.

    I don’t read that garbage. I never read stupid Red Sox blogs regardless of how they’re doing in the standings.

    What’s the point?

    Reading that stuff fries your brain. It’s like listening to Francesa. People complain all the time what a moron he is but they listen to him anyways.

    I don’t get the obsession with killing brain cells.

    The crap you may read on that board may be over the top and downright insane but that doesn’t make some of the nonsense often spewed on this board any less stupid.

  1413. Mike August 10th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Joba better show up tomorrow… the good Joba, not the mediocre 5 inning one.

  1414. miggs August 10th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Mitre is fine as the 5th starter.

    He’s getting better and better each start. Good throw to 2nd and he only gives up 2 runs.

    5th starters aren’t shutdown guys. Mitre really has only had one bad start. The rest have been ok.

    Either way, I can’t reason with some of you.
    Let the hand-wringing begin.

  1415. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Betsy, oh I don’t know. Girardi feels he’s improved each game, Mitre feels he’s improved each game. Who am I to say otherwise?

    In any event, one of the best reasons not to get too vested in your own opinion of what should happen is that none of us have any control over it!

    If Mitre pitches again, I’m good with it. If he doesn’t, I’m good with it. People here take their own opinions of what should happen far too seriously. Then if what they want doesn’t happen, they go nuts. That is purely crazy. While you may THINK that Mitre shouldn’t be pitching, the fact that both Cashman and Girardi see it differently should perhaps give you a little bit of a hint that you might not be looking at things correctly.

    I am saying that to everyone on the forum who starts to get too crazed about what should or shouldn’t happen. I have opinions but the minute something happens contrary to what I think, I immediately go with it and assume that it was the correct decision because I KNOW that I don’t know more than the Yankees.

    When you do it that way, you just don’t get or stay upset about much.

  1416. Monnie D August 10th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Brandon– so you read my first sentence, and then what happened– the ADD kicked in? Here’s the last sentence: “Nevertheless, he’s our #5 and as long as guys 1-4 continue performing like they are, I’ll never be thrilled with Mitre, but he won’t make me lose sleep at night either.”

    Unreal, dude. Unreal.

  1417. Giuseppe Franco August 10th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    GF, I understand that other teams (in fact, all other teams) have worse problems than finding a servicable starter, but that doesn’t mean the Yankees should just be fine with their situation. It’s always wise to try and improve your team……..

    ——————

    Cashman tried to improve the team by getting Washburn and the price was too high. And he was right not to make that move.

    So they are going to have to make due with Mitre as the fifth starter or put Aceves in the rotation.

  1418. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    “Mitre is fine as the 5th starter.

    He’s getting better and better each start. Good throw to 2nd and he only gives up 2 runs.

    5th starters aren’t shutdown guys. Mitre really has only had one bad start. The rest have been ok.

    Either way, I can’t reason with some of you.
    Let the hand-wringing begin.”

    I’m with you Miggs.

  1419. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Giuseppe,

    That makes sense.

    But I’m not bridge jumping or wahtever you guys call it.

    Im complainning about a number 5 starter because I thought there would be a revolving door and whoever could be most successfful would be the guy.

    Mitre has shown to be a failure each time. I just thought maybe it’s time to give another guy a chance.

    There is nothing stupid about that.

    My point with the Red Sox post was to say why should people on here get insulted for complaining or wanting the team to be put in the best possible position to win a game.

    Nobody on this blog posts sick things like the RS blog.

  1420. lloyd August 10th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Mitre puts way too many runners on base and blows just about any lead given to him… the best he can possibly give is keeping the team in the game… Gaudin has gone out and won games for his team this season as a starter… it’s an easy decision… Mitre is mediocre there’s no way around it… There are 2 better options than him on the roster and right now every time he takes the mound the Yankees are immediately at a disadvantage… It’s the same garbage start after start…

  1421. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Pir -one,

    No I hear you.

    I’m just re-inforcing your position.

    I’m more wigging out on Cash. If he actually said that.

    I mean the guy pitched ok. And then he literally threw the game away. And he’s got a 7+ ERA and a WHIP over 2 .

    Sid Ponson can do better than that. And he picks up the check for steamed crabs.

  1422. BR August 10th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    You know this team is special because basically after every game they lose you feel like they should have won

  1423. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Betsy, I didn’t get your email yet.

  1424. Uncle Ellsworth August 10th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Viva el Mitre!

    I’m rooting for him.

  1425. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    GF, I totally agree……..that would have been insane, trading a real part of our future for a 2 month rental. I think maybe Aceves is going to have to be inserted into the rotation…….

  1426. Scared of the Wall August 10th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    To let Mitre off the hook entirely for tonight’s loss is just foolish. The loss was on both Mitre and the offense.

    The thing that bothers me is that the offense DID put Mitre in a position to win the game, but he blew the lead twice. The 4-4 tie gave Mitre golden opportunity to redeem himself and shut down the Jays, but he gave up a HR to Overbay.

    I agree that the offense was lousy, but to say that Mitre didn’t play a part in tonight’s loss, when he is at least partially to blame, is just wrong.

  1427. Repko August 10th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Mitre did fine. This one is on the offense.

    Sox scored 6 runs for Brad Penny today and won.

    Mire isin’t as bad as you guys are making him out to be.

  1428. Betsy August 10th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Trish, I will resend it. If you don’t get it, I’ll have to try again tomorrow…….

  1429. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Giuseppe -

    I never read RS blogs. I just wanted to get an idea of their blog and also revl in their misery. It has been a long while since we have been in the driver’s seat.

    I also used to never watch ESPN or Francesa and watched ESPN and FOX games on mute, but recently, I have wanted to revel in the NYY success and all I’ve heard is the constant excuses or licking clean of the RS. That is what gets me angry

  1430. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Mitre: "I'm not an ace" August 10th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    That’s the ticket uncle E.

  1431. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    “Hey, according to Cashman, the yankees had won 3 of Mitre’s 4 starts.”

    That’s like me saying the Yankees win 75% of the time I have spaghetti for supper.

    Spaghetti and Mitre have little affect on Yankee wins.

  1432. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I predict that next season’s #5 starter will also be better than Sergio Mitre.

  1433. Uncle Ellsworth August 10th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    you Cash is done lookin? I don’t.

  1434. Erica - always OPPC August 10th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I am going to bed! Good night Yankee people

  1435. Uncle Ellsworth August 10th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    you think

  1436. Jim Pir-one August 10th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Whatever, let Mitre pitch another game. What’s one more or 2 more games. He;s been pitching better, and throwing the ball to 2nd base better too :)

  1437. Jeremy August 10th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    You can’t blame the offense. The offense can’t always bailout bad pitching. Mitre lost the game when he threw the ball away.

  1438. Josh August 10th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I don’t understand why we don’t pick up Ponson…he is your standard serviceable fifth starter.

  1439. S.A.--Serenity Now August 10th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Have no fear, the sun will come out tomorrow. :)

  1440. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Mitre has a new theme song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1xGTanXvfs

  1441. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    “Spaghetti and Mitre have little affect on Yankee wins.”

    True but what about French Fries with gravy?

    Hey I’m not saying the need to go out and get Cy Halladay but they might better options right in their pen.

    Don’t tell me Chad Gaudin shaved his Amish beard for nothing.

  1442. RalphieD (OPPC) August 10th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    “Joba better show up tomorrow… the good Joba, not the mediocre 5 inning one.”

    or what?

  1443. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Mitre has yet to pitch 6 innings in any start. He’s got a 7 ERA. He’s given up 38 hits in 23 innings.

    His fielding issues are the least of his problems.

  1444. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    “There might be”

  1445. mike August 10th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    or what?

    we’ll probably lose?

  1446. Abdababdaserser August 10th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Mitre isn’t the worst they could run out there. If they are looking to stretch out Aceves they still need some starts from Mitre to get to that point.

    The fielding that Mitre does is poor. He hesitates to throw any time he fields the ball. He should have gotten that error, not Cano. Its like he is pitching it to the infielder rather than throwing it. Some of that may improve with time but that is something I hope the coaches are working with him on.

    The Red Sox got luck and had Jackson throwing poorly. So it goes. Its still a good lead that the Yankees have and the Yankees should be able to pad that lead over the next six weeks.

    Joba will show if those post ASB games were what we should normally see, which I think will be the case.

  1447. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Well I waited for the call and it didn’t come. As long as I’m not going to be the next 5th starter, I’ll just go to bed and let the Yankees worry about the Yankees.

    :)

    Night all.

    I predict Joba is going to be an extension of the AJ/CC/Andy weekend troika.

  1448. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and proud co-adopter of the Washington Nats August 10th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I actually meant a continuation.

  1449. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 10th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    “Spaghetti and Mitre have little affect on Yankee wins.”
    – True but what about French Fries with gravy?

    Fries N’ Gravy can lead to very very strange behavior – but don’t just take my word for it…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb1jIxNlp7A

  1450. Uncle Tito August 10th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Whats with resting all you top players?

    Keep your foot on the peddle & keep winning.

    Try & stretch that 6.5 game lead, its already mid-August.

    In a few weeks you can increase the roster from 25 to 40.

    At that point if you have build a big lead, you can then start resting guys & getting them ready for the playoffs.

    You keep resting your key players now, they will be resting in October as well. Just like last season.

  1451. Junior0201 August 10th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Mitre in all honesty should be done. He might have had a nasty first inning, but he effectively does not keep the offense in ball games. 5 Runs is a bit much every time he goes out there. Aceves isn’t the answer either but it would be nice to see someone step in there. Robertson could do better than Mitre

  1452. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes August 10th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    CB
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    They really should just put Aceves into the rotation and be done with it.
    Make Mitre the long man/ mop up man.
    Give Gaudin a shot at throwing 1-2 innings in the 6-7th.
    Aceves starts this game and they win.
    =====

    Seems the Yankees are already on that wavelength.

    It sure looks like they are stretching Aceves out with the intention that he will re-join the rotation.

  1453. Junior0201 August 10th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Uncle Tito-
    Great point. I thought that myself when I heard about the lineup tonight. There is no reason to rest those guys. What Matsui from DH ing? Come on….Posada just had saturday off anyway. Weight till September to rest the guys….Dumb move, just about as smart as not bringing in Hughes last night, and bringing in Damon off the bench to hit for Hairston. Who was swinging the bat well tonight. Damon for Molina, Matsui for Swisher…?

  1454. Nick in SF August 10th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Mitre wasn’t good enough for a second game thread. :(

  1455. Pat M.... August 10th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Joe Giradi is the mgr. of the NY Yankees, not Brian Cashman….So if Giradi wants to give Mitre another start he’ll be taking the hill in Seattle……

  1456. MG101 August 10th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Betsy – reading some of your comments make me scratch my head.

    Relax a bit – it’s one game. The season is far from over and you need to relax. Mitre was fine. he gave up some 2 out hits and made an error. I have no problem with him having another start.

    And you don’t have letdowns in baseball like football or basketball. Do you think this team didn’t show up tonight because they failed to hit with RISP? They are among the worst in the league with RISP and tonight was no different.

    They will come back and win the next 2 games. And stop watching Boston. If Yanks take care of business we are going to have home field advantage throughout.

  1457. mike August 11th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Agree, Tito.

    It’s like Girardi assumed a let down and just managed the game like that. Put out a B lineup and stayed with Mitre wayy too long.

    And the end result? A loss and Boston picking up a game.

  1458. RC 16 August 11th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    People forget that it’s only early August… not late September. Still almost 1\3rd of the season remaining. We haven’t clinched anything.

    Take the foot off the gas and we’ll regret it.

  1459. Arnold August 11th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    last thing we want to do is turn this into a nail biting division race again. rest after we clinch the division. if we relax now, boston will chip away and we’ll be fighting for our playoff lives late into september and have no time to rest before the playoffs when we really need it.

    make the 6.5 games hold up and extend it. don’t let it go down to 4, 3, 2 etc.

  1460. Bronx Jeers August 11th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    CB
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    They really should just put Aceves into the rotation and be done with it.
    Make Mitre the long man/ mop up man.
    Give Gaudin a shot at throwing 1-2 innings in the 6-7th.
    Aceves starts this game and they win.
    =====

    Seems the Yankees are already on that wavelength.

    It sure looks like they are stretching Aceves out with the intention that he will re-join the rotation.

    ————————————————–

    Unfortunately a half hour later Girardi virtually assured the NY press to expect another start from Mitre come Saturday.

    Hey Mitre’s BAA is .376 and his OBA is .405.

    Dude’s got control!

    Actually, and obviously it’s a small sample, but only Rivera and Aceves give up less walks per 9 innings than Mitre.

    Problem lies in the fact that he gives up 15 hits per 9.

    Even poor Chien-Ming was better than that.

    If you want to compare slugging against, think Edwar.

  1461. Darrin August 11th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    The situation surrounding the sweep this weekend is eerily similar to the Aug 2006 5 game sweep in Fenway. The Yankees left Boston with a 6.5 game lead after that sweep, precisely the same margin they had after last night’s finale. Back in ’06, the Yankees immediately went out to the West Coast and promptly dropped 4 out of 5 games. Even still, they went on to win the AL East by 10 games. Personally, I think this team is better than the one in ’06 so hopefully we won’t have to deal with dropping 4 of 5 this week.

  1462. Betsy August 11th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    MG101, I’m left scratching my head at your comment. I am in no way upset about the loss….but I’m sorry, I disagree with you about Mitre. That doesn’t mean I’m worried about the Yankees. If you read most of my posts, you’d see that.

    I also simply made one comment about Boston – I would have preferred that they lose, as I think most of us would have as well. I’m not the one who keeps posting Boston scores – I’m hardly obsessed with them. As I said before, I’m concerned now just with the Yankees.

  1463. Darrin August 11th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Incidentally…for grins I went back into Pete’s archive to read some of the game threads back in Aug 2006 when the Yankees dropped those 4 out of 5 post-Fenway. I figured the gloom and doom posts would be entertaining at the very least. But I forgot that the blog traffic back then was minimal – there were some posts during the Boston games that had only 5 comments! Wow has this page grown.

    Also – go back and read some of Pete’s stuff from the old days. He was in great form back then, even with such a small readership. His post comparing Arod’s strikeout rate with John Quincy Adams is pure gold.

  1464. m August 11th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Strange. We lost?

    Sergio seemed to be doing okay, but had the walk & the single in that bad inning before I left.

    So, it looks like he’s out? Why did they go with Aceves for 4, instead of Gaudin?

    If they’re going to transition Aceves, I think it’s because his body’s not able to handle an irregular schedule. If so, I like the move. Gaudin could be the swingman/spot starter.

    Too bad about Sergio. Just was too soon after TJ to be thrust into a pennant race. At times his stuff was impressive with lots of movement through the zone.

  1465. Tidrow August 11th, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Why can’t this team hit with runners in scoring position? It boggles the mind that virtually each and every player hits less for average with RISP than without RISP. Even Teixeiria is afflicted with this malady. What’s the deal here?

  1466. Bronx Jeers August 11th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    “His post comparing Arod’s strikeout rate with John Quincy Adams is pure gold.”

    Just don’t say it, Link it!

    “Mitre was fine. he gave up some 2 out hits and made an error. I have no problem with him having another start.”

    So Mitre gives up 5 in 5 and he’s good because he threw a DP ball into CF?

  1467. stuart August 11th, 2009 at 12:58 am

    0 for 5 with RISP..

    the mitre error killed.

    hairston did not get the run over and that hurt also.

    overall a bad game all around..

    the arod and posada killed also.

    how many games do you get the opposing pitcher out in 3 1/3 and lose…the yanks also threw 30 + less pitches…

    wierd game to lose.. gardner in the 9th could have helped swipe a bag….

  1468. Tunnel Man August 11th, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Mitre’s ERA is 7.04

    He’s pitched 5 games and he has yet to go more than 5 inn in a start.

    Mitre = Smotlz = Bust

  1469. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 11th, 2009 at 1:19 am

    It is not a crime to want better than Mitre.

  1470. Tunnel Man August 11th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    This sucks.

    According to MLB, Girardi says Mitre will start again in the 5th spot on Saturday.

  1471. NYYanksFan August 11th, 2009 at 1:31 am

    MLB sources say there will be no suspension for Ramon Ramirez for hitting A-Rod in Saturday’s game.

  1472. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 11th, 2009 at 1:34 am

    I just saw Cano’s great play on SC and when it was over, Stuart Scott said “Scutaro, great play.” But it was Cano who made the play, Scutaro just hit the ball!

    Maybe there really is an ESPN conspiracy. :mad:

  1473. Wang IS Taiwan August 11th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Mitre is Girardi’s guy. He recommended him in the first place. With Joe’s stubborn streak, it’s not likely he’ll give up on this guy easily. The enthusiasm over Mitre’s showing, though, was a tad absurd in the postgame.

  1474. Get yer damn hands off of her. August 11th, 2009 at 7:34 am

    This game reminded me of the 2003 ALCS when we put all our heart and soul into the Red Sox Series and then when it came to the Marlins, they had no juice left.

  1475. damon August 11th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Man you know the Yankees will lose some games,but this game was a give away.Every time the batters gave Mitre run support,
    Joe would put him back out to put the team behind again.A complete give away.

  1476. pat August 11th, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Is Raissman a LoHud reader? He’s on ESPNs case today.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....ortiz.html

  1477. JJ August 11th, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Girardi will give Mitre another chance to start.
    I hope his decision is correct.
    Let’s see.

  1478. Alan August 11th, 2009 at 8:15 am

    The full lineup will be back tonight. Joba needs to throw just 6 good innings. Girardi will start to cut down on his innings.

  1479. monk August 11th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Gaudin sitting on the bench while the
    “Mitre project experiment,” continues,go figure.

  1480. Betsy August 11th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I doubt the full lineup will be back – either Alex or Tex or Jeter will be resting.

  1481. Betsy August 11th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I doubt the full lineup will be back – either Alex or Tex or Jeter will be resting.

  1482. Betsy August 11th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I doubt the full lineup will be back – either Alex or Tex or Jeter will be resting.

  1483. Fran (the original) and OPPC member August 11th, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Girardi has said that with no days off and a West Coast trip he would be giving guys full days off or games as DH.

  1484. Aura August 11th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Man you know the Yankees will lose some games,but this game was a give away.Every time the batters gave Mitre run support,
    Joe would put him back out to put the team behind again.A complete give away

    =========

    Last night was just another lazy managing night for Girardi. With the talent on this team the only competition the Yankees should be facing are the 2001 Seattle Mariners ML record for wins. Mitre should have been replaced in the 4th but Girardi wanted to figure out a way to get him a win to justify his decision to keep him in the rotation. This mess was further compounded by not running Pena in the bottom of the ninth with a hit and run. He had just swept the Sox 4 games and had a little house money to spend so why not gamble a little by trying to get a leadoff runner in scoring position?

  1485. jennifer August 11th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    HEAD GAMES: This just in: John (Pa Pinstripe) Sterling tends to confuse. What a revelation!

    When Clay Buchholz buzzed one very high and back-of-the-head tight to Rodriguez in the first inning Saturday, Sterling said the pitch was “retaliation, no doubt about it” for Mark Melancon hitting Dustin Pedroia Thursday night.

    But after Boston reliever Ramon Ramirez drilled A-Rod in the seventh (he was immediately ejected), Sterling claimed: “You can’t read (Ramirez’s) intent.” Go figure.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z0NsW5weDU

  1486. Brandon W August 11th, 2009 at 8:56 am

    What’s with all of the Girardi complaints today? I don’t seem to remember this many a day or two ago… oh wait, they lost one game yesterday.

    Seriously guys, Girardi knows they haven’t clinched yet. Sure, they can rest players in September, but you still can’t overwork guys now because it will increase their chances of getting hurt. What if Alex’s hip has a problem because he plays every day and then he ends up being out for October, where are we then?

    As to running Mitre back out there… well, I would have liked to see Gaudin get a shot when Mitre struggled, but I don’t blame Girardi for it. ML pitchers have to be able to work out of jams sometimes; the bullpen can’t save every screw-up.

    Just have some patience people. This team is awesome to watch, the best in a few years. We just swept the Sox with some great games. Enjoy it, don’t pick away every flaw when they lose one game because you think you know more than the people being paid to manage, coach, etc.

  1487. Chris August 11th, 2009 at 9:06 am

    The Yankees will soon need to find out what Chad Gaudin brings to the team.
    It might as well start tonight.

  1488. Potch August 11th, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Hey, where’d Pete go?

  1489. JEFF August 11th, 2009 at 9:19 am

    JMO, but mitre looked better last night than all the resr of his starts combined

  1490. 86w183 August 11th, 2009 at 9:20 am

    This has to be a first… game thread goes up and is still the most recent post more than 15 hours later… strange.

    Has Pete been taken hostage?

  1491. Stultus Magnus August 11th, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I guess nobody was left in charge of the blog now that Pete’s taking a couple days off.

  1492. Wang IS Taiwan August 11th, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Girardi mentioned that Gaudin had pitched a game before being traded and threw his bullpen Sunday with the Yanks. Joe said there was no way he was going to bring him in yesterday, but did say today was a “go” for Gaudin if they needed him.

  1493. C August 11th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    something must have happened to pete even when hes on vacation he updates the blog

  1494. JEFF August 11th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Would have been a perfect time for some guest posts,no?

  1495. Wang IS Taiwan August 11th, 2009 at 9:26 am

    It’s the first time I can recall Pete really disappearing for a good stretch of time and I’ve been reading the blog since it first went up. I hope he’s OK. Better yet — I hope he’s really getting some rest!

  1496. Stultus Magnus August 11th, 2009 at 9:27 am

    C August 11th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    something must have happened to pete even when hes on vacation he updates the blog

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

    Maybe he’s trying to update the blog but is trapped somewhere.

    Maybe Berroa finally caught up to him…

  1497. Erica - always OPPC August 11th, 2009 at 9:29 am

    If Pete does not give us a new thread or an update soon I am calling missing persons

  1498. Sox it to Me! August 11th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Oh….hi, haven’t seen any of you on any Sox boards this morning, so I thought I’d come and drop in. Whoops! Looks like Yankee$ Money lost to a very bad Toronto team at the Money Bowl last night. Sox won, but you already know that by the scarcity of you wonderful Yankee$ fans on Sox blogs today.

    Here we come! 1 down and 5 to go with “one-in-hand”

    Talking to soon usually will bite you in the as* when you do it. We’ll be back! Remember series is 8-4. You’ll be lucky to take maybe one more from us!

    bye bye for now!

  1499. David August 11th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Mitre wasn’t that bad, he keeps us in the game each and every time out. Boy, what would this team be without Aceves?

  1500. Stultus Magnus August 11th, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Pete, was that you?

  1501. Stultus Magnus August 11th, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I think “Sox it to Me!” is a coded message from Pete.

    But what is he trying to say?

  1502. CM (MLB needs to use instant replay more) August 11th, 2009 at 9:38 am

    “Maybe Berroa finally caught up to him…”

    Wasn’t Berroa release from the Mets? Run Pete,RUN!

  1503. Shame Spencer August 11th, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Best quote of the morning:

    “It’s not a financial dump,” Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi said before the game. “It enables us to have more financial flexibility.”

    anyone wanna explain to me what difference is between dumping salary and gaining financial flexibility?

  1504. Brandon W August 11th, 2009 at 9:40 am

    David August 11th, 2009 at 9:32 am
    Mitre wasn’t that bad, he keeps us in the game each and every time out.
    —————–

    I kind of disagree. He repeatedly gives back leads and gives us fewer innings than Joba did when everyone was complaining about him. The only thing going for him is that he hasn’t been the victim of blowouts, but that’s more our offense keeping us in the game. That said, we could have worse problems than a mediocre #5 starter. At least the rest of the rotation is strong, especially with Andy’s resurgance.

  1505. Patrick August 11th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    The Mitre experiment is over. It’s time to give Gaudin or Aceves a shot. Sergio Mitre is not a major league pitcher, he basically sucks.

  1506. sunny615 August 11th, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Mitre needs to be DFA’ed and sent packing to the Nationals or something. Just horrible.

    I honestly cannot believe there are no better options out in the market or in the farm than Mitre.

  1507. S.A.--Relax, Relate, Release August 11th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Sox it to Me! August 11th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Oh….hi, haven’t seen any of you on any Sox boards this morning, so I thought I’d come and drop in. Whoops! Looks like Yankee$ Money lost to a very bad Toronto team at the Money Bowl last night. Sox won, but you already know that by the scarcity of you wonderful Yankee$ fans on Sox blogs today.

    Here we come! 1 down and 5 to go with “one-in-hand”

    Talking to soon usually will bite you in the as* when you do it. We’ll be back! Remember series is 8-4. You’ll be lucky to take maybe one more from us!

    bye bye for now!

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

    :roll:

  1508. monk August 11th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Have patience in a Pennant race,bunk you don’t give a bad pitcher that much room to screw up.He’s won 1 game.

    You give,Joba,Andy,AJ,CC,time to work it out.Mitre isn’t on that level.He struggled every inning he was out there on the mound. jOE WAS DETERMINED TO GET 100 PITCHES OUT OF HIM,no matter what.

    Why this give away was bad. The west coast series coming,Matters YANKEES DON’T WIN THOSE SERIES ,and the RS will be at home when they play them next time,and motivated.So giving away games away is no wise.

    The reason no complaints this past weekend,Joe didn’t give away games,HE MANAGED THE TEAM TO WIN.

    Yankees will lose games that’s a given.Don’t give them away.

  1509. Wang IS Taiwan August 11th, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Brandon W
    August 11th, 2009 at 9:40 am
    David August 11th, 2009 at 9:32 am
    Mitre wasn’t that bad, he keeps us in the game each and every time out.
    —————–

    I kind of disagree. He repeatedly gives back leads and gives us fewer innings than Joba did when everyone was complaining about him. The only thing going for him is that he hasn’t been the victim of blowouts, but that’s more our offense keeping us in the game. That said, we could have worse problems than a mediocre #5 starter. At least the rest of the rotation is strong, especially with Andy’s resurgance.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’m hoping David was being facetious with his comments.

    Mitre’s ERA is now over 7 in the games he’s pitched for us and he kills our bullpen every time he starts. Giving up the lead repeatedly is also very demoralizing to a team — even the mighty Yankees.

    He did have a promising start yesterday, though. Must say.

  1510. youks dildo August 11th, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Sox it to Me!(im gay) August 11th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Oh….(im gay)hi,(im gay) haven’t seen any of you on any Sox boards this morning,(im gay) so I thought I’d come and drop in.(im gay) Whoops!(im gay) Looks like Yankee$ Money lost to a very bad Toronto team at the Money Bowl last night.(im gay) Sox won,(im gay) but you already know that,(im gay) by the scarcity of you wonderful Yankee$ fans on Sox blogs today.(im gay)

    Here we come!(im gay) 1 down and 5 to go with “one-in-hand”(im gay)

    Talking to soon usually will bite you in the as*(im gay) when you do it.(im gay) We’ll be back!(im gay) Remember series is 8-4.(im gay) You’ll be lucky to take maybe one more from us!(im gay)

    bye bye for now!(im gay)(im gay)(im gay)

  1511. Erica - always OPPC August 11th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I realize Pete is missing, but that just seems kind of inappropriate. This is a family friendly blog

  1512. David August 11th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Well obviously there are a ton of better options than Mitre, but right now, I’d say we’re making due with him just fine. Realistically, I think we’ll see Gaudin in that spot very shortly. but Girardi seems reluctant to give up on Mitre so fast.

  1513. randy l. August 11th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    i’m not feeling it with mitre.

    might be time to try another spare tire with a little more tread on it.

  1514. monk August 11th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I can’t fathom Mitre pitching in the ALCS,or the WS,can’t see it.

  1515. David August 11th, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Monk, in the postseason, a number 5 starter wouldn’t be used, so you’re looking at CC, AJ, Andy and Joba.

  1516. Erica - always OPPC August 11th, 2009 at 10:00 am

    monk
    August 11th, 2009 at 9:59 am
    I can’t fathom Mitre pitching in the ALCS,or the WS,can’t see it.

    ***

    You don’t need a 5th starter in the playoffs

  1517. Joe from Long Island August 11th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Erica – agreed.

    In regards to Mitre, I think he is still recovering from his arm surgery. While he may not be anything special at his best, he is currently even more limited because of his recovery, I think. I would look for him to perform better next season.

    However, we are dealing with the here and now. To that end, I think the Yanks should look to other options for his slot, either Ace or Gaudin, with the obvious pluses and minuses for either move.

    I wouldn’t necessarily release Mitre; if sending him back to AAA is an option, I would do that – you never know what calamity may befall a starter and suddenly need him back.

    Just my thoughts on the matter. I’m going to tonight’s game, and am looking forward to Joba getting back on track. Hope it the thunderstorms hold off.

  1518. Wang IS Taiwan August 11th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    David –

    Let’s just call say that Joe want’s to “do a Ransom” with Mitre. In other words, use a mediocre player as long as he can to 1) make a point about borderline talents being able to contribute 2) prove that he’s right 3) remain true to his plan regardless of any evidence to the contrary or the good suggestions offered to him and 4) drive us all nuts.

    Just throwing this out there, but I think Joe roots for the little guy because he sees himself in the guy’s shoes — at least that may be how he viewed himself as a player perhaps. I think Joe was better than that, but there’s no doubt he has a kind heart and wants to see people succeed –sometimes to the point of it become a Joe-type obsession.

    Hey — who knows? Mitre might really bring it his next start. And if so — good for him. But I’d like to see wins. You never know what the future will bring (e.g., injuries). Let’s win while we can.

  1519. David August 11th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Aceves is far too valuable in the bullpen to be moved into the rotation, look for Gaudin to get the slot when the time comes.

  1520. Stultus Magnus August 11th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    monk
    August 11th, 2009 at 9:59 am
    I can’t fathom Mitre pitching in the ALCS,or the WS,can’t see it.

    ===========

    Well, what about the International League Playoffs??

  1521. Wang IS Taiwan August 11th, 2009 at 10:06 am

    randy l.
    August 11th, 2009 at 9:58 am
    i’m not feeling it with mitre.

    might be time to try another spare tire with a little more tread on it.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Nice analogy! :)

  1522. CM (MLB needs to use instant replay more) August 11th, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Lets just see how Mitre does in his next start. If he does another 4-5 run start and 5 IP,then I think it’s time for another fifth starter. Maybe Gaudin, or Aceves?

  1523. CM (Be patient with the prospects) August 11th, 2009 at 10:08 am

    “Aceves is far too valuable in the bullpen to be moved into the rotation, look for Gaudin to get the slot when the time comes.”

    True.

  1524. Erica - always OPPC August 11th, 2009 at 10:10 am

    CM (Be patient with the prospects)
    August 11th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    “Aceves is far too valuable in the bullpen to be moved into the rotation, look for Gaudin to get the slot when the time comes.”

    True.

    ****

    I agree with David. The bullpen was a disaster for 3 days without Aceves the first (and last) time he started. I think they would just slot Gaudin in. Or maybe Igawa :grin:

  1525. Jerkface August 11th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Mitre has upside.

  1526. Erica - always OPPC August 11th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Pete!!!

    Whereever you are, can you ask your kidnappers to allow you to start a new thread. This one is painful!

  1527. monk August 11th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I know Mitre isn’t a factor for postseaon,I was pointing out he shouldn’t be on this team,for a ring.

    If they make postseason CC,AJ will factor in heavily,as well as ANDY And Hopefully JOBA.

  1528. C August 11th, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Pete where are you

  1529. Pete's Friend August 11th, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Pete got Drunk last night

  1530. David August 11th, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Erica,

    Maybe Swisher could put together a better outing than Igawa, lol

  1531. Hokiehill August 11th, 2009 at 10:22 am

    two things…

    First, Pete might just be trying to ENJOY his time off so chill on the “what happened to Pete?!” crap. Give the guy a break.

    Second, Chill equally on the “Girardi sucks now” crap. We had lost 42 games prior to last night so odds were we would lose another one.

    He’s openly stated his desire to get guys some rest prior to the long road trip so all the whining about sitting someone or DHing Posada just needs to stop.

    Also, people saying that he was obviously not worried about winning the game because he kept sending Mitre out there are missing something…last night was a big test for Mitre and could have been his final start. Joe wanted to give him an ample opportunity to show what he could do. IMO he showed some flashes of promise that can’t be ignored but obviously he still needs to improve. Also contrary to that complaint was his use of Ace as opposed to Gaudin. If he had thrown Gaudin in there just to see what he could do then he would have been throwing his hands up and taking the loss but he used Ace instead, clearly showing his desire to stay competitive in the game.

  1532. Stultus Magnus August 11th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    You don’t need a 5th starter in the playoffs

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

    What if there’s a doubleheader?

  1533. Stultus Magnus August 11th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    j/k

  1534. monk August 11th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Pete said above he was taking off the Toronto series.So we may only get game threads for 2 more days.

  1535. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) August 11th, 2009 at 10:25 am

    stay with Mitre as the #5

    he has talent and simply needs a little time to get adjusted.

  1536. Vince August 11th, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Theo Epstein loves those scrap heap types of players. The Fat Toad may be back yet.

    http://blogs.nypost.com/sports.....u_att.html

  1537. Hokiehill August 11th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    “Here we come! 1 down and 5 to go with “one-in-hand”

    Talking to soon usually will bite you in the as* when you do it. We’ll be back! Remember series is 8-4. You’ll be lucky to take maybe one more from us!

    bye bye for now!”

    HAHAHAHAH!! Thanks for this…I needed a pick-me-up this morning. Kind of like talking too much after going 8-0 against your rival, right? Or talking too much after picking up one game, yet still trailing by 5.5, right? Oh my side hurts!

  1538. chock full of nuts August 11th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    sox it to me,

    before you get too cocky, check out the numbers in the real world:

    Yankees playoff odds: 95.84%
    Red Sox playoff odds: 45.29%

    http://www.baseballprospectus......s_odds.php

    in other words, keep in touch with yourself.

  1539. m August 11th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Slept for 11 hours, and not much has happened here. :)

    Okay, mitre’s making his next start. I’m cool with that. But why the heck do they burn Aceves for 40+ pitches? The last 2X they did that he had a sore shoulder and sore back respectively.

    make up your mind, Girardi & Cash. Is he a long reliever? short? Starter? I know you’re trying to win the game, but if you’re going to rest key players from burning them out, then surely you could’ve put in another pitcher in the 9th to prevent any potential problems for Aceves.

    If the Yankees can stay ahead in the race, then there’s no need to put Aceves in the rotation. Gaudin, mitre, whoever could cover the 5th spot. But you can’t burn Aceves like that, he’s shown he can’t handle it.

  1540. reality check August 11th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Hey Sox trolls,

    here a some numbers for you:

    Yankees playoff odds: 95%
    Red Sox playoff odds: 48%

    http://www.baseballprospectus......s_odds.php

    keep in touch with yourselves.

  1541. reality check August 11th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    my apologies, it seems I was slightly off on my numbers. Here, let me revise that for you:

    Red Sox playoff odds: 45%

    again, sorry for the confusion/sense of false hope.

  1542. Bronx Jeers August 11th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Last night was a perfect example of a Mitre start.

    Offense doesn’t bring it’s A game and you lose.

    Pitchers that let 40% of baserunners reach should not be starting for the Yankees.

  1543. Erica - always OPPC August 11th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    According to Accuscore and this article from the Post, the Yankees Playoff chance is 97.9%

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/08.....183896.htm

  1544. David August 11th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Run Differentials

    NYY +93
    TB +80
    BOS +76

  1545. betsy August 11th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Oy, Ken Singleton……I love the guy, but his answer to Evan Roberts with regards to Phil in the pen is that it depends on what happens this year and that he could very well remain in the pen. I really, really don’t understand why the concept of that the Yankees view Phil as a starter (and an excellent one) is so hard for folks to understand…..and frankly, there is no debate. He will be in the rotation next year.

  1546. Tom in N.J. August 11th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    But, it looks like Ace has become Mitre’s defacto caddy. Ace has pitched 4 times in the past 10 games. Three of those were in relief of Mitre’s starts and the other was during Friday nights game in extras.

    If this is the case-Ace pitching multiple innings when Mitre starts. Which in turn makes Aceves unavailable for 2-3 days. Why not just cut-out Mitre and make Aceves the starter?

  1547. betsy August 11th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I don’t see why we should keep Mitre in the rotation just because other teams are having issues with their 5 starter. If he could give us 6 innings of 4 runs, I’d be fine…..but he can’t. He’s just not a good pitcher….and he forces the Yankees to use their pen (even if it was just one person last night, we’ve now burned Ace to the point where he’s going to be unavailable for a few days). Aceves in the rotation (I didn’t think this before, but now I do) makes this a better team – he sure has heck gives us a better shot at winning each time he starts than Mitre.

  1548. m August 11th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I didn’t realize that Detroit was playing a 4-game set at Fenway. A little help please? Porcello against Tazawa. Tazawa just pitched on Friday, should be interesting. Detroit’s gotta be able to take 1 or 2 of these games. Can’t believe Jackson lost to Penny.

  1549. David August 11th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Betsy, while I agree that Aceves would be better than Mitre in the rotation, the bullpen would also suffer because of it. Ace has been our go to guy in just about any situation that we need him and we can’t say that about too many guys in our bullpen besides Hughes in the 8th and Mariano in the 9th. I think the right route to take here is putting Gaudin in the rotation because he’s got some potential and from the looks of things, he’ll keep you in the game just as much if not better than Mitre can.

  1550. m August 11th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    betsy,

    You’re right in that we should put our pitcher out there in that slot because they don’t always match up. Sometimes the #5 is facing the #1, and we need a fighting chance each time through the rotation.

    But I’ll take mitre over a retread like Livan, Pedro, (fill in the blank).

    I thought this is what we got Gaudin for. If you don’t see him pitching much over the next few days, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take Sergio’s next turn.

  1551. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Mitre: "I'm not an ace" August 11th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    According to Ace it wasn’t workload he just slept on his back the wrong way.

  1552. MGUMPHER August 11th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I’m just surprised that Gaudin that shiney new toy that Girardi was given, wasn’t brought into the game last night. Wouldn’t that have been a decent opportunity to see what he has rather than using Aceves?

    Being that Mitre has been pretty rough wouldn’t it make some sense to see what his possible replacement could do?

  1553. hey kelvin says August 11th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I got a reply from ESPN :O
    ———————————-
    A note from Don:

    “I cannot respond personally to all the mail I receive, but I do read and take note of all complaints. When the complaints are specific to a show or to an article on espn.com, I forward them to the producer or editor in charge of that content. When there are several complaints on the same topic, I do a weekly tabulation that becomes part of a report sent to all of ESPN’s top management.”

    Thank you,
    Don Ohlmeyer
    ———————————

  1554. Brandon...I'M AWESOME!... Mitre: "I'm not an ace" August 11th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    A BlueJay fan just called in and compared Alex Rios’s IQ to Jose Reyes, anyone have the defensive stats for this guy?

  1555. Erica - always OPPC August 11th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    This thread is wicked to refresh on my computer.

    I may have to cancel “Guess the Line Up” or start it late if a new thread is not posted by 2

  1556. hey kelvin says August 11th, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Yeah it’s insanely long, like 1400+ comments

  1557. William Buckner August 11th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    One thing i noticed about Tazawa on Friday was he didn’t fool anyone.

    Every ball put in play was put in play hard. He also didn’t generate a lot of swing and misses.

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