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Game 129: White Sox at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 29, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (80-48)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Hairston CF
Molina C

Pitching: RHP Sergio Mitre (2-1, 6.82).

WHITE SOX (64-65)
Podsednik LF
Beckham 3B
Pierzynski C
Konerko 1B
Thome DH
Dye RF
Rios CF
Ramirez SS
Nix 2B

Pitching: RHP Jose Contreras (5-12, 5.09).

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES.

WEATHER UPDATE: The Yankees had a late report time today and will not take batting on the field. There is rain in the area and we’ll keep you posted on the state of the game. They’ll likely do all they can to play.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees beat the White Sox 5-2 in 10 innings last night. They maintained a six-game on Boston in the AL East. They still lead the Angels by 3.5 games in the chase for home-field advantage. Los Angeles rallied to beat Oakland 11-7. They were down 6-1 after five innings.

SHADES OF THE 70s: The Yankees recorded their 12th walk-off win of the season last night. That’s their most since 1978, when they had 13.

LEADING MAN: Derek Jeter hit his third leadoff homer of the season last night, and the 22nd of his career, breaking a tie with Alfonso Soriano for sole possession of second place in franchise history. He trails only Rickey Henderson, who had 24.

BRING HIM BACK: Johnny Damon hit his 23rd home run of the season last night, leaving him one homer shy of tying his career high set in 2006. He has multiple hits in eight of his last 13 games.

HUUUUUUUUUUGHES: Phil Hughes struck out the side in the eighth inning. He has a 1.23 ERA in 29 relief appearances and has fanned 48 in 36.1 innings of relief. His 1.47 ERA since the All-Star break leads all qualifiers currently in the American League.

BRONX SHAKE DOWN: The Yankees have won nine of the last 11 games against the White Sox in the Bronx.

JORGE WAITS Girardi said he is going to give Jorge Posada one more day to rest that bruised left ring finger. He will catch in the bullpen today to test it out.

A TITAN NO MORE: Jose Contreras — once known as the Titan of Bronze in Cuba — is 1-5 with a 6.16 ERA in his last eight starts. He has lasted only 38 innings in those eight starts and out 68 runners on base via it, walk or it by pitch. When Contreras got rocked by the Red Sox on Monday, Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said he was out of the rotation. But here is is, the other options deemed unappealing.

BACK IN THE BRONX: Contreras was 15-7, 4.64 with the Yankees from 2003-04 before he was traded. He is 2-5, 4.20 in seven career starts against the Yankees since.

MITRE MATTERS: Mitre is starting for the first time since Aug. 15 when he allowed one earned run over 5.1 innings at Seattle. He pitched two innings in relief at Fenway Park on Aug. 21 and got lit up, giving up four runs on four hits.

MILESTONE WATCH: Mariano Rivera is six strikeouts away from 1,000 in his career. He also is two appearances away from tying Denton True “Cy” Young for 20th place in career appearances with 906. Can anybody explain why I failed Spanish miserably in college yet I know the full name of every Hall of Famer? I have serious issues.

PINCH HITTING: Thanks to my Journal News colleague Josh Thomson for texting in the lineup. I have some non-game duties today and he is in the Bronx. Josh will be back later to update the blog.

Enjoy the game.

UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: Josh here. A few quick items to report…

As Peter wrote, Posada will be given another day to rest his injured left ring finger. He does finally have a contraption (as Girardi called it) to protect the finger, so we should know more later on how effective it is playing catch. “He wants to play,” Girardi said. “I feel like the extra day is going to help him.”

Girardi said he wouldn’t have used Posada last night because the game was tied and theoretically could’ve been played deep into the night. “If we were down I would’ve used him,” Girardi said. Of note: Jerry Hairston, Jr. is probably the emergency catcher. He went into the bullpen last night to catch a reliever.

— Brett Gardner will take the day off from hitting after hitting off a tee the last two days. He will throw today. Gardner said the finger is still sore, and he is being somewhat cautious rather than pushing through the pain (and possible making it worse). At any rate, he will hit tomorrow off a tee and possibly try soft toss. He remains optimistic he could begin a rehab assignment at some point this coming week. “Everything feels OK, but still a little sore,” Gardner said. “No swelling. It’s getting better every day, and hopefully closer to feeling 100 percent.”

— Girardi on Kazmir: “I thought he was a fixture in Tampa’s rotation. I know he still has a couple years left, but I think he’s a good pitcher.”

More here later. For updates when I’m not at the computer, follow me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jthomson22/.

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: Also, I must say, I think this game will be played today. The tarp is off and the field looks perfectly fine.

UPDATE, 1:28 p.m.: I know you all have a reason to hate the sight of Contreras, but you saw in the first why he remains so tantalizing — and so eternally frustrating.

His results have been among the worst in baseball this year. Watching him pitch disgusts his own manager. Yet there he was, striking out Teixeira on a nasty splitter, blowing away A-Rod on a heater at 95, and forcing a lazy fly ball off the bat of Matsui with a letter-high split.

Few pitchers in the last decade have done less with more.

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: Jeter absolutely cannot bunt there. I’m sorry. He’s batting over .330 and Contreras hasn’t come close to recording an out in the second inning. (And he had just walked the No. 9 batter with Jeter on deck.)

People at the Stadium clapped because fans clap for bunts. Damon’s two-run double will only confirm in their minds that the bunt was the right play there. Anyway, it’s now 4-0 Yanks.

UPDATE, 2:05 p.m.: Posada just warmed up Mitre while Molina put his gear on. That must be a positive sign.

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: Matsui in August — .300, 8 HR, 26 RBI, 16 R.

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m.: Mitre may’ve lost his perfect game, but at least it wasn’t on a cheapie. Jim Thome still hits the ball like a grown man.

UPDATE, 2:44 p.m.: Is that Sergio Mitre out there or Brandon Webb? Of the 18 outs so far, 13 have come by way of strikeout of ground out. He has been helped by outstanding defensive plays by A-Rod and Cano, who may’ve just snared tonight’s No. 1 web gem.

UPDATE, 3:03 p.m.: Mitre was hit by a liner off the bat of A.J. Pierzynski (I believe in the right arm) and is now out of the game. Chad Gaudin is on the mound. It was definitely Mitre’s best start as a Yankee: 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K.

The last time Mitre pitched scoreless ball this deep into a game was May 10, 2007 against the Dodgers (8 IP, 0 R, 3 H).

UPDATE, 3:07 p.m.: Also, Pete reports that if they Yanks win they will be 33 games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 26, 2006.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: Mitre left the game with a right forearm contusion. Precautionary X-rays will be taken here at the Stadium.

UPDATE, 3:44 p.m.: Aside from the performance of Mitre, this has been a pretty uneventful game. But check out the scathing comments Ozzie Guillen made after last night’s game. What might he say today?

Yanks win 10-0. Nary a rain delay in sight.

 
 

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698 Responses to “Game 129: White Sox at Yankees”

  1. aado August 29th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Let us hope that they play today.

  2. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 August 29th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Only a matter of time before the complaints begin. Enjoy the quiet while you can.

  3. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 August 29th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Good to see Bruney pitch a solid inning last night. Hopefully his confidence is growing and he’ll be useful in the late innings of tough games.

    Great use of the bullpen last night by Girardi. Your ace for 7 (who was still throwing gas at the end. Hughes for only one to minimize his exposure to the elements and avoid injury as well as having him available for today. Mo for only one – same reasons.

    Great game, Yanks!

  4. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 August 29th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    edit… at the end).

  5. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I hope there is baseball today!!!!

  6. upstate kate August 29th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Erica- I am sure this has already been discussed, but how was the Phil adventure w/ Betsy?

    I taped last night’s game and am watching it now, so less stressful knowing how it ended, and yay for Robbie, he was due :)

  7. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Upstate Kate-

    It was fun, Betsy got his autograph and shook his hand. I told him I was spastic with camera and took a shaky pitcure of them. LOL. Overall, I got there about 5:45 and Phil arrived at 6:33 exactly. There were a few hundred people, not too out of hand. It was very well organized because Phil was gone at 7:30 like he was supposed to be

    How’d it go with your son?

  8. Chris August 29th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Jeter -SS
    Damon -LF
    Tex – 1B
    Arod – 3B
    Matsui – DH
    Cano – 2B
    Melky – CF
    Hinske – RF
    Molina – C

  9. ditmars1929 August 29th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Well, Erica and 86w, the game was played last night and I was there for it. Pretty soggy throughout, but I wanted to thank you again for providing me with the rain out policy from one of yesterday’s threads.

    Great game last night. Horrible stadium too.

  10. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 August 29th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Chris, see above.

  11. Rishi August 29th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    can someone help me understand what this means?

    Architect Janie Marie Smith has completed the essentials of recreating Fenway Park to move on to remodeling the Rose Bowl and Wrigley Field. What Ms. Smith has done with Fenway Park is to take what amounted to a 19th century building to a 21st century park.

    There should be a place in Cooperstown for her, and for Larry Lucchino. Lucchino and Smith changed the game’s finances by figuring out what fans want and need. They made ballparks revenue destinations, and have as much to do with the explosion in the sport’s revenues as anyone, including Bud Selig.

    Without Smith and Lucchino, there would be no Pac Bell or Citi Field or new Yankee Stadium. Without their vision, the game would be far, far different.

    ——————————————————————————–

    http://insider.espn.go.com/esp.....mons_peter

  12. randy l. August 29th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    “But let’s have at it. YOU gotta believe, quoth Tug McGraw.”

    murphydog-

    the playoffs will define this team. they have it in them. enough special stuff has happened this year with all the walk offs like last night to be excited and expect good things to happen in the post season.

    i’m looking forward to october.

  13. upstate kate August 29th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Erica-

    Moving in went well. We helped him get his room set up and met his room mate who seems like a nice kid. I cried when we left, and when we got home.

    I didn’t even want to look at the game results when we got home, was so happy to see the results this am.

  14. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    ditmars-

    You didn’t like the Stadium?

  15. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Upstate Kate-

    Glad the moving went well. Boys are much easier than girls are. Sorry you cried, but I am pretty sure thats normal :-)

  16. murphydog August 29th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    moved over from last thread….

    randy:

    “enough special stuff has happened this year with all the walk offs like last night to be excited and expect good things to happen in the post season.”

    Agreed. But it will come down to starting pitching as it always does. Do they go with Pettitte as their third starter assuming a Yankee appearance in the ALDS? AJ may be the most important piece, since we are pretty sure what CC will do. If AJ can keep it together, they will be very hard to beat. Where does Joba go in the event of playoffs? Bullpen? CC can go on short rest… great problems to have, right?

  17. Rob in Vt. August 29th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Glad to see Melky is finally getting a day off. Hopefully,the Yanks can jump on Contreras early and provide Mitre(and the BP) with a lead.

  18. murphydog August 29th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Rishi:

    “can someone help me understand what this means?”

    It means Gammons still suffers from Myopia.

  19. BigSix August 29th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Rishi –

    I have a hard time reading Gammons – these few paragraphs make little sense to me.

    HOF for Larry Lucchino? Why, exactly? For pointing out that they could add 100+ seats above the Green Monster? That would read well on his bronze plaque.

    Peter, please explain for the non-Boston apologists…

  20. murphydog August 29th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    “HOF for Larry Lucchino? Why, exactly? For pointing out that they could add 100+ seats above the Green Monster? That would read well on his bronze plaque.”

    lol! Now the mark to beat for owners is not 3000 hits, but adding 100 seats.

  21. Chris August 29th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Thanks phil. It wasn’t there when I posted…

  22. randy l. August 29th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    murphydog-

    burnett is really going to be a flip of the coin. we’re likely either going to love him or hate him. hopefully the bullpen will be really peaking at playoff time so girardi get him out of there fast if he doesn’t have it.

    pettitte is interesting. if he keeps this up,you have to think about him as your second starter. joba? i don’t know what to think of him. he has a month here to make some positive steps.

    i’d like to see hughes used more. i’m kind of puzzled why he has so few innings the past month. even though it worked out well last night, it seemed to be the perfect time for hughes to go two innings, and as cb pointed out, he could have come in an inning earlier.

    this month the yankees have the luxury of figuring some things out. it’s been a while since they’ve been in this position.

  23. pat August 29th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Rishi

    Sounds like the he’s saying the Sox taught teams how to make their ballparks more than just a field to see a game but rather an entertainment experience with lots of amenities.

    I was at Fenway last year and I must have missed them.

  24. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    hey kelvin-

    Thankfully so was that doofus :-)

  25. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Rishi:

    “can someone help me understand what this means?”

    It means that Cutty Sark stills works a brain numbing device.

  26. hey kelvin says August 29th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Burnett should be able to get stronger guys, His last performance wasn’t even bad.

    Much like CC, AJ needed some offense for the W.

  27. Peter Abraham August 29th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Folks:

    Please ignore and do not acknowledge any trolls. These are desperately lonely and sad people who are only seeking attention.

    I invite any trolls who have the guts to e-mail me with your complaints. As we all know, they lack the courage to do such a thing.

    At any rate, just ignore them and they will go away. Thanks and enjoy the game.

  28. ditmars1929 August 29th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Peter, I’d love to enjoy the game, but I’m looking out my window and growing skeptical. Do you really think they’re going to play this thing or no?

  29. Rishi August 29th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    thanks for all the translation help!

    I thought there was something he might have done in the past that I totally missed which would have made sense for a HOF induction.

    Was also having a hard time putting some of those words together into a comprehensible sentence :)

  30. dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Luchinno was the force behind building Camden Yards. The first “retro” Stadium/Park. There have been numerous parks to follow that lead. In fact, I did a grad thesis on wheteher the park would be financially positive for the Inner Harbor and the city of Baltimore. Luchinno graciously met with me and gave me 4 hours including lunch.

    He has made some comments about the Yanks (this is more marketing the rivalry IMO) so I know he is hated here but wanted to explain the what I believe to be the comments re: stadiums/parks.

    -dennis

  31. hey kelvin says August 29th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Ditmars I read the weather forecast.

    From what I saw there won’t be heavy rain from 1pm-3pm. After that it’s just heavy rain.

    Also from 12pm-1 there will be a shower, so there’s some window there to play.

    But hey It’s just the weather report, I can be wrong haha.

  32. bru August 29th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    i like hairston in cf

  33. Fran (the original) and OPPC member August 29th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    O/T – there were 2 winners in the Mega millions lottery last night. Unfortunately I was not one of them, but a winning ticket was sold in the Bronx.

  34. hornblower August 29th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Pete,
    Stop lobbying for players to come back. Let their agents take care of it.
    Damon and Matsui are breaking down. They are certainly not 14M players anymore.

  35. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    weather report?

  36. bru August 29th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    gardner had a setback

    still pain

  37. jpb1973 August 29th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    OK, so who claimed Trevor Hoffman??? Anyone have an idea???

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....;type=lgns

  38. bru August 29th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    matsui & damon will not get anywhere near 13 million a year.

    start with abraeu at 5 million & go from there.

    maybe year to year at around 6 or 7 million.

  39. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    That sucks.

    BTW R.I.P. DJ AM, it’s kinda scary that he threw out the first pitch at CitiField last Sunday. I am not stepping anywhere near that park.

  40. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    “O/T – there were 2 winners in the Mega millions lottery last night. Unfortunately I was not one of them, but a winning ticket was sold in the Bronx.”

    The other ticket was in California. Here’s hoping the Bronx winner is a Yankees fan.

  41. bru August 29th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    damon & matsui will not get anything close to 13 million a year.

    start with abraeus 5 million & go from there.

    maybe 5-7 million /1 year

  42. bru August 29th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    2 posts eaten up

  43. bru August 29th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    pete must be adjusting the filters

  44. pat August 29th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    dennis

    Thanks. I didn’t know the Lucchino/Camden connection.

    “Without their vision, the game would be far, far different.”
    No, the game would be the same but the menu offerings might be less enticing. :wink:

  45. ditmars1929 August 29th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    bru, if Pete is adjusting the filters, let’s just hope he has an IQ filter too. That troll from earlier today was most irritating.

  46. hey kelivn says August 29th, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Anyone here going to the game tomorrow?

  47. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I know I am not considered impartial when it comes to Johnny Damon, but it makes me so happy when I am seeing more and more people comment that they want him back (abet at a reduced contract).

    At the beginning of this season until I started this little bring back Johnny campaign at the All Star break, people were ready to throw him to the wolves. I am glad that people are seeing he can still be a viable player with value left.

    I would love to see him signed to a two year $5m deal with the Yankees

  48. dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Pat.

    I agree. Same game. Just neater spots to watch a game.

    Happy Saturday!

    -dennis

  49. 86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Lucchino’s greatest contribution to the game is in terms of acknowledging what can be done with facilities to enhance the experience and thus revenues. He deserves credit for that.

    Put him in Architects Hall of Fame but dear God not in Cooperstown.

  50. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    YES Innerview with Kim Jones and Jim Thome:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/648370213fa650a2/

    Good dude.

  51. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Could Jim Thome be a nicer guy?

    Anybody see that interview with Kim Jones?

  52. Rishi August 29th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    keithlaw: Tarp is off. Maybe we’ll play after all. #yankees #whitesox

  53. bru August 29th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    ditmars1929

    lol

    that makes 3

    i did not say anything bad

    i only commented on damon & matsui coming back for less than 13 million a year

  54. Rishi August 29th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I promise I checked to see if that tarp off update was posted before pasting in the twitter update…

  55. bru August 29th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    damons swing looks great.

    he adjusted it beautifully for the stadium.

    i would like him back for 5 mill a year as a dh.

    then we can get a lf or cf & use melky,gardner,ajax in lf or cf with swish in rf

    we need to stay focused on pitching

    a good starter & 8th inning pitcher alone will do for me.

    we can survive with swish,melky,gardner,damon,ajax in the of

  56. 86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Matsui most likely won’t be back at any price. I expect Damon for one year in the $ 8-10 Million range with a vesting option, but he may demand more and go elsewhere.

  57. Al August 29th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Why is Keith Law at the game?

  58. BBFan August 29th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    “Given how he has been used this season, suggesting he was worn out at 113 pitches is a little silly. He had earned the right to try and get out of that inning”

    Thanks Pete.
    A regular poster here, who considers himself very good kept telling us again and again how wrong Girardi was in using CC for 120 pithes (he did not even know it was only 113 pitches :) ).

  59. Rex August 29th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    “Why is Keith Law at the game?”

    He mentioned in his weekly chat he’d be there this weekend. He’ll undoubtedly offer some thoughts on what he saw, next week.

  60. crawdaddy August 29th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Doesn’t Keith Law live in the Metro area?

  61. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    If this is where the wish list goes. I would like an OF that catch, run and throw for the bench. Kind of like Hairston but in the OF. I wonder where Jackson is on the evolutionary scale? Next year, year after? This good Melky for a month and then dross is not optimal.

  62. BBFan August 29th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    During the last year of Paul O’Neil, if I remember well, he came back for $5 mil and some deferred money, the total coming to about $8mil. I think that will be the model for bringing back Damon. Given how budget conscious Yanks are these days, if Damon expects too much they will let him go.

    I would not completely rule out Matsui. If Damon does not work out, Matsui may be brought back. It depends on if Matsui can play OF occassionally with full off season rest.

  63. bru August 29th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    if damon wants 10 million or more he will be gone.

    wfan saying there is a nice window to get the game in

    play ball

  64. Rex August 29th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    “I would love to see him signed to a two year $5m deal with the Yankees”

    Probably not particularly reasonable to expect that Damon would except anything close to $5M per year. “Johnny, we’d love to keep to you after the great year you had and accordingly, we’re prepared to offer a contract that features a 62% cut in pay” just doesn’t sound right. I’m thinking $10M with a vesting option for a 2nd year.

  65. Rex August 29th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    “Doesn’t Keith Law live in the Metro area?”

    Yeah, metro Boston area. Pretty sure he lives in Watertown, MA

  66. bru August 29th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    it will be sad to see matsui go.

    any player who appologizes to their coach for breaking his wrist will be missed.

    culture thing i would guess.

  67. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I didn’t understand what all the squawking was about re the seventh inning and use of Hughes. People were foaming at the mouth.. One, CC deserved a shot at a win. Two, Hughes is available today for one and maybe one tomorrow. It’s a three game series, what’s the beef?

  68. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    YES pre-game Clubhouse Report with Nancy Newman and Kim Jones:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/64838255e90d6d3e/

  69. joeysdadjoe August 29th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    You could make an argument to bring BOTH Damon and Matsui back.

    Matsui would need to be able to play a passable corner OF next year under that scenario.

    As much as it would be nice to be able to DH guys you can’t punt the lineup spot so you would need a DeRosa/Wigginton/ type player if not a regular DH.I guess you could platoon Hinske/Hairston.

  70. crawdaddy August 29th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    “Yeah, metro Boston area. Pretty sure he lives in Watertown, MA”

    I heard he lives in Connecticut.

  71. Rex August 29th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    “Matsui would need to be able to play a passable corner OF next year under that scenario.”

    Doesn’t seem likely. He was barely passable when healthy. even functioning as a full time DH, I’ve read where he’s had to have his knee drained a couple times (or both knees once?). I think this is Hideki’s Yankees swan song.

  72. randy l. August 29th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    ” Hughes is available today for one and maybe one tomorrow. It’s a three game series, what’s the beef?”

    in the playoffs with all the days, off wouldn’t it be helpful to condition hughes for two innings. he’d then often have a day off between games.

  73. Woj August 29th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Lets see what Mitre shows up today.
    The one that blew up in Fenway.
    Or the way he pitched in Seatle
    I’m going to be optimistic and say 6 inn 2 runs

  74. Woj August 29th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Does anyone have a Cervelli update?

  75. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    For all you Directtv MLB package people.

    I am getting the game on WGN ch 307

  76. JoeMama August 29th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I’m getting the yes broadcast on mlb.tv

  77. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and true believer in Ortiz karma. August 29th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Looks like I’ll be watching this one over the internet. (I just finished watching the funeral mass for Ted Kenned, was extremely moving – especially the homily by his son Ted Jr. I didn’t really care for a lot of the things he did in his life but he was certainly an incredible statesperson.)

    Raining hard here. No idea about the night game in beantown.

    In the meantime, GO YANKEES!!!

    GO JAYS!!!

  78. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and true believer in Ortiz karma. August 29th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Looks like I’ll be watching this one over the internet. (I just finished watching the funeral mass for Ted Kenned, was extremely moving – especially the homily by his son Ted Jr. I didn’t really care for a lot of the things he did in his life but he was certainly an incredible statesperson.)

    Raining hard here. No idea about the night game in beantown.

    In the meantime, GO YANKEES!!!

    GO JAYS!!!

  79. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    joeysdadjoe
    August 29th, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    You could make an argument to bring BOTH Damon and Matsui back.

    Matsui would need to be able to play a passable corner OF next year under that scenario.

    As much as it would be nice to be able to DH guys you can’t punt the lineup spot so you would need a DeRosa/Wigginton/ type player if not a regular DH.I guess you could platoon Hinske/Hairston.

    ———————————————————

    why not do the same thing as this year with them.

    if we can get repeat production from them at 5-8 million wouldnt that be worth it.

    any other decent outfielders will cost as much with how much better production if better at all.

    it can go either way.

    get rid of them both,dh posada more.maybe montero gets a few ab.
    the thing that i am curious about is do we have faith in melky,gardner,ajax or do we go out & get a dynamic cf.

    we can leave everything alone & go out & get a great pitcher & 8th inning guy.

    do we keep pettitte with hughes & joba in the rotation or do we upgrade ?

    maybe get a real good number 2 pitcher so we are stronger 1-3 to go with joba & hughes.

    hard to believe we can get much of an upgrade over pettitte without paying big.

    he has been fantastic.

    i think we should strengthen our pitching

  80. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Trisha do you get WGN on your service?

  81. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I think I heard them say on the YES broadcast that Girardi/Eiland have been deliberately easing up on Hughes’ use lately, this being a new role for him and this being later in the season. Perhaps that played into the decision to use him for the single inning?

    CB can speak for himself very ably, but what I think irks him is that Girardi seems to use his relievers in a strictly prescribed fashion, always by the book. Perhaps CB feels like he was sold a phony bill of goods when Girardi first came on board and was advertised as innovative and modern but has proved to be something less than that.

    Anyway, you can ask him yourself if he comes around.

  82. Family Guy August 29th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Jose Contreras is owed a nice beatdown by the Yankees before he’s put out to pasture.

  83. Rex August 29th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    “Does anyone have a Cervelli update?”

    Back catching, but not hitting, for SWB.

  84. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and true believer in Ortiz karma. August 29th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    tarheel – thanks! You saved me – once again…

    ;)

  85. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Woj
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    Does anyone have a Cervelli update?

    ———————————————————–

    he will be here in a few days along with maybe dunn,pena,ramirez,melancon,alby

  86. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Nick in SF-

    Ask Joe Girardi??? He is doing an autograph signing in Roosevelt Field too on September 13th :lol:

  87. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Yawn! I thought it was a 4 o’clock game. Did it start?

    3 up, 3 down.

    1. 80 games!
    2. We were all upset about Hughes last night, but let’s hope the game warrants a command appearance today, too.
    3. So did Kazmir get claimed on waivers or did he clear waivers? I’m surprised that the media didn’t report that Kazmir cleared waivers if what Heyman is saying is true.

  88. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I have the game on WGN too.

  89. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Mitre’s first 1-2-3? haha. Good job.

  90. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Hairston seems to be playing a lot more over the last week. He must be gaining favor with the Yankee people that matter

  91. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Rex

    not hitting ?

    what was the injury ?

    good inning for mitre

  92. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Okay Mitre
    Get runs

  93. Woj August 29th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks rex and bru
    actually i hope some of those guys dont get called up until the third cause they are in Buffalo so i could talk to the bullpen guys

  94. Rex August 29th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    “not hitting ?”

    He’s getting AB’s….but not hitting.

  95. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    “CB can speak for himself very ably, but what I think irks him is that Girardi seems to use his relievers in a strictly prescribed fashion, always by the book. Perhaps CB feels like he was sold a phony bill of goods when Girardi first came on board and was advertised as innovative and modern but has proved to be something less than that.”

    Nick
    I agree 100% with Joe and his moves and non-moves last night. But I also see and agree with the wisdom of the above parargraph. A paradox it would seem.

  96. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Jeter.

  97. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Erica: pass that info on to CB, maybe he’ll show up. I’m ok with letting CC pitch that inning, but there was some griping about griping.

    When do we see pictures from the Phil event?? There are a couple things I’m curious about.

    (the feet, obviously)

  98. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    kazmir cleared i think

    dont all players have to clear to be traded now ??

    otherwise why would he or carter be put on waivers when a trade was already agreed upon ?

  99. neo August 29th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    any one has a link for the game? please!!

  100. Trevor August 29th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Awful call.

  101. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    As happy as I am to have the game… another day of Hawk Harrelson on a series where I should be getting YES because they’re at home, is more than annoying.

    I really can’t start drinking before 3pm on a Saturday. :(

  102. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Family Guy August 29th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Jose Contreras is owed a nice beatdown by the Yankees before he’s put out to pasture.
    —————–

    Are you saying that he will be the next pitcher that the Yankees cause to be DFA’d? :)

    As much grief as many of us have given Mitre in his time with the Yankees, 38 of his 40-odd hits have been singles. He’s not giving up the XBHs. Also, in most of his starts, he has been able to keep the ball down in the zone. Today, in the first, he did the same thing. When he missed, he missed down and away (for the most part). He’s most likely not all the way back from surgery. The Yankees need to hang on to this guy. Don’t depend on him to be a top 5 guy, but hang on to him just in case.

  103. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Nick-

    Pictures won’t be happening. I am an idiot when it comes to technology. I have a few blurry pics on my phone but I don’t know how to get them off my phone

  104. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Rex
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    “not hitting ?”

    He’s getting AB’s….but not hitting.

    ————————————————————

    what am i missing here ??

  105. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Is the crowd sleeping??? :yawn:

  106. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Well, if Kaz made it through waivers, then you know something’s wrong. They couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. They didn’t HAVE to trade him, as he wasn’t claimed.

  107. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I think there is more to the Kazmir thing than meets the eye. Remains to be seen what, though.

  108. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    Nick-

    Pictures won’t be happening. I am an idiot when it comes to technology. I have a few blurry pics on my phone but I don’t know how to get them off my phone
    ———————————————————–

    you can plug the phone right into the computer & pull them off

  109. Family Guy August 29th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    “Are you saying that he will be the next pitcher that the Yankees cause to be DFA’d? ”

    I can only hope.

  110. Rex August 29th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    “what am i missing here ??”

    Sorry Bru. What I mean to say is he 1 for 10 since his return.

  111. vtyankeefan-the original!! August 29th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I get WGN on directv and can watch the game today…cool!

  112. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    this lack of offense is disturbing

  113. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  114. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Rex
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    “what am i missing here ??”

    Sorry Bru. What I mean to say is he 1 for 10 since his return.
    ————————————————————

    sounds ready

  115. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    That was ball 4 but whatever.

  116. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    bru-

    I have no idea how to do that. I don’t think I have any sort of cord that goes from my phone to the computer. And I can assure you, my pictures are so bad they are not worth the effort on my part

  117. Donnie - Will Meet AJ PierzynskiUnder the O'Neill Banner August 29th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    ::sigh::

    A run there sure would’ve been nice.

  118. Rex August 29th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    “Well, if Kaz made it through waivers, then you know something’s wrong.”

    Not a lot of teams would be happy to take that contract given the direction his results have been trending. Angels are gambling a bit and the prospects they gave up are pretty legit. They needed to give the pitching a shot in the arm. He may be it.

  119. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Those guessing HR swings look pretty foolish, don’t they?

    Swings out of control and then there is the ultimate professional Matsui.

    On the other hand Contreras sure looks good early.

  120. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Rex,

    Well, add the downward trending to the fact that Tampa even traded their ace and it tells me something’s wrong.

    Erica,

    There’s a rule on the blog. Pictures or it didn’t happen! :)

  121. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    It’s ok, Erica. I’ll just have to go on not knowing.

  122. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    oh no.. sub-optimalness.

  123. Mark in Tampa August 29th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    This last week, the Yankees have made an art form out of getting the least possible out of every inning. 1st and 2nd, nobody out, heart of the order against a guy who lost his starting spot; and they don’t even get the barrel of the bat on a single pitch.

  124. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Mitre :shock:

  125. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Hey, Mitre’s perfect through 2.

    Nick,

    You can always fantasize about what Erica’s feet look like.

  126. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I think Mitre could surprise a lot of people. He has been looking better and better. He is a year removed from TJ surgery.

  127. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Mitre DeathWatch 6.00 currently stands at 6.40.

  128. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Few pitchers have done less with more?

    How about Pavano!

  129. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and true believer in Ortiz karma. August 29th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    On the other hand, there is nothing like the thrill of a well-pitched game!

    :)

    Okay I will say it. I have faith in Mitre.

    And I have faith the Yankees will strike soon!

    Now – for those who were ready to s-can Mitre a few starts ago and couldn’t understand why Girardi didn’t agree, I think it is just one more reason to trust more than distrust the manager. (I am going to trust that I am not speaking too soon!)

    Oh yeah another reason is we are a gazillion games over 500!

    Though I definitely want Posada back soon because I think we definitely miss his bat in the lineup, I also feel confident when Molina is catching, despite his spotty offense.

  130. Drive 4-5 August 29th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    vtyankeefan-the original!!
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    I get WGN on directv and can watch the game today…cool!

    Thank you! Now I can watch it here in MA too. This is an example of why this blog is the best Yankee community to be found anywhere on the ‘net.

  131. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Erica – always OPPC

    for the future all you have to do is go into a radio shack or computer store & ask them.
    they will get you a cord for a few pennies

    once you plug it in you might get a message that comes up to follow the instructions.

    if not click my computer in the start menu & you should see the usb drive extention.

    been a while for me but it is easy

  132. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I bet her feet look like mine… big! :)

  133. Ke August 29th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    . _ ._ 1st and 2nd, nobody out, heart of the order against a guy who lost his starting spot; and they don’t even get the barrel of the bat on a single pitch. – > – ,

    Yeah but he pitched well to those guys. Doesn’t matter that he generally sucks. That time he did not.

  134. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and true believer in Ortiz karma. August 29th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    For you WGNrs, gee Robby has a sweet swing.

  135. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    This could be the break through game for Mitre.

  136. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Yeah Robi!

  137. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Gotta get these runners home

  138. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    “Mitre DeathWatch 6.00 currently stands at 6.40.”

    A good friend of mine works for the company that raises and lowers the New Year’s Ball in Times Square.

    Maybe I could arrange something for that special moment.

  139. Donnie - Will Meet AJ PierzynskiUnder the O'Neill Banner August 29th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    This is Mitre pitching for his job. He’s got a chance here to keep us from getting another #5 (Brad Penny, perhaps) if he pitches a good game, and he likely knows that.

  140. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and true believer in Ortiz karma. August 29th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Hey ho Nick! We had an English spaniel when I was growing up. Beautiful dogs. My sister always has had blonde cockers. Our spaniel was black and his name was Prince. What is your dog’s name?

  141. GardnerBelongsInCenter August 29th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Once again CAresNOt watches the ball from the batters box.

  142. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Angel,

    I used to be a 4.5, but the rule of thumb is your shoe size goes up a half-size for every child you bear. I’ve had more than a few kids, and I’m not a 4.5 anymore. Smaller than the rule of thumb, but it’s true you shoe size gets bigger.

    So, remember, Nick. If you marry a woman with large feet, just remember they’ll get bigger. Unless you like that kind of thing? lol.

  143. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    terrible fundamental baseball.

    cano does not run out of the box & swisher does not score

    girardi has to be mad

  144. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    YEAH BABY!!!

  145. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    JR!

  146. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    what a great pick up hairston has been….

  147. NYY626 August 29th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Hey we scored without a homer! Good job JHJ

  148. Trevor August 29th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Jerry Jerry Jerry!

  149. Woj August 29th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    way to go jerry

  150. MG August 29th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Mitre seems to get through the lineup once without a problem, it’s the 2nd and 3rd times that hurt him. Some of that could still be the recovery of stamina from the TJ surgery but, if it isn’t, he could prove to be a valuable middle inning reliever for the Yankees, he gets ground balls and doesn’t give up HRs

  151. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Remember back on July 31st when people said Cashman wasted his time picking up Hairston Jr…..

  152. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    “terrible fundamental baseball.
    cano does not run out of the box & swisher does not score
    girardi has to be mad”

    cano was not getting to third and swisher was not scoring

    but cano did not hustle…

  153. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Nice Jerry

  154. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    hairston busted it right out of the box

    i start him in cf a lot more

  155. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Do they really, M? I haven’t had a baby yet to know things like that.

    My feet are 10-11 now.. I’m scared for them to get any bigger!! I’ll have to start shopping for shoes where Ronald McDonald or Shaq does!

  156. MG August 29th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    bru
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    terrible fundamental baseball.

    cano does not run out of the box & swisher does not score

    girardi has to be mad
    —————————–
    you’re right that Cano should have been running harder out of the box but Swisher had to wait to see if the ball was caught, there was no way anyone could score after having to hold up, particularly with none out. As it turned out, no harm, no foul.

  157. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    uh oh, jeter bunted and the world is going to cry

  158. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Nice Jetes! Lets get 2nd and 3rd home, though.

  159. Trevor August 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Why is he bunting?

  160. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    to stay out of the DP and pass the baton moron Kay.

  161. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Erica,

    Remember when Swisher was struggling and people were panning the pick up?

    Cash didn’t need to make the big moves, he did that with CC/AJ/Tex.

    Book’s still out on GoDan. What’s his status? Is he a FA?

  162. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    A double scores two.. taking into account the Yankee baserunners. :D

  163. NYY626 August 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Why bunt jeter there? Only reason that I’m not too upset is because if he doesnt slow down the hitting he’s going to break Gehrig’s record on the road this week! Thats gotta happen in YS.

  164. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Molina on 1st.

  165. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    Do they really, M? I haven’t had a baby yet to know things like that.
    ****

    I have heard that before. I am extremely worried that if I have children I will need to buy specially made shoes

  166. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    RalphieD (OPPC)
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    “terrible fundamental baseball.
    cano does not run out of the box & swisher does not score
    girardi has to be mad”

    cano was not getting to third and swisher was not scoring

    but cano did not hustle…

    ———————————————————-

    you took the scenic route but ended up in the sme place.

  167. Vrsce August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Jeter’s bunt was a good play.

  168. UpState August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    …and exactly why does everyone HAVE TO HAVE Melky 98% of the time in the lineup in CF ???

    Thank you Girardi for letting JHJ play out there !!!

    (Note: even if JHJ hit a grounder it would’ve been to the right side of the IF to score a run …he understands the ‘little’ (not so little)things in a ballgame )

    Better than the usual tapper to the pitcher we often get from Cutesy

  169. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    And there you go.

  170. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Yay Damon!

  171. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Jeter didn’t want to GIDP so he took the sacrifice.

  172. JRod August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    And Jeter looks like a genius

  173. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    m-

    Gaudin is on the team. He pitched and gave up runs during Joba’s debacle this week

  174. Sean Serritella August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    What is every one doing home on their computers? Doesn’t anyone work?

  175. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Uh…okay. I know they wanted to move the runners, but it’s Jetter. He’s got the highest batting average on the team. He gets a hit there, and it’s another run, first and second, and no outs, instead of second and third, one out. I’m not really sure why you bunt like that in the second inning.

    It worked out just fine, but I don’t know that it was necessary.

  176. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Awesome :grin:

  177. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    jeter bunts on his own in that situation…

    nice damon!

  178. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Damon!

  179. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    And that’s why they bunted.

  180. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Then we really will be Amazonians, Erica! :O

    I have a hard time getting shoes at times at the size I am.

  181. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    >What is every one doing home on their computers? Doesn’t anyone work?

    :/

  182. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Kudos to Jeter, exactly the right thing to do.

  183. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Bronx Jeers: remember those glorious few minutes when the 6.00 barrier was pierced? Sadly, it was just a tease.

    m: when I hear ‘a few’ I think at least 3. So what is ‘more than a few’? 5? 6?

    Wow, Molina scores from second on a double. He was flying!

  184. MG August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I don’t understand everyone’s beef about the White Sox’ announcers, they may be homers but they know baseball and share good information during the game. I can deal with them being homers, it’s much better than listening to other teams complain about the Yankees and the bad breaks all the time. They’ve been very complimentary of the Yankees so far today and been very critical of the White Sox, that’s what I expect of announcers in general.

  185. GardnerBelongsInCenter August 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I guess since Cano hit the walk-off yesterday he can halfass it for the rest of the season.

  186. Jimmy O August 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I love how Michael Kay spends so much time whining about Jeter’s bunt and then refuses to acknowledge that the drawn in infield is what produced those two runs.

  187. Sean Serritella August 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Oh, sorry Pel. :(

  188. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Angel-

    I am a huge fan of Zappos.com. They have shoes in bigfoot sizes and offer free express shipping. Free shipping on returns as well

  189. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Damon is really making a very good case for coming back.

  190. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Great inning Yanks! No homers!

  191. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    contreras is fooling no one…

    even the last 2 outs where just smoked..

  192. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I’m starting to really really like Hairston in this team, now all he has to do is show off the baserunning.

  193. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    “I am a huge fan of Zappos.com. They have shoes in bigfoot sizes and offer free express shipping. Free shipping on returns as well”

    I do most of my shopping at Zappos.com. It’s a godsend for women like us who are footwear challenged. :P

  194. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    And the big guns posing at the plate. Looking good, results not so.

  195. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Angel,

    Well, they do here. lol.

    I think what happens is that the feet get wider, not longer. So if you go with a 10W or 11W, you might avoid the 12. J/K.

    Also, people here wear a lot of slippers which leads to the natural “spreading” of the feet.

    My son went to private school where he had to wear shoes for 4 years. His feet are not as wide as kids who wore slippers all the time.

    Okay, that was really O/T.

    WTG, guys. Won’t kill you for not getting more. haha.

  196. MG August 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    GardnerBelongsInCenter
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    I guess since Cano hit the walk-off yesterday he can halfass it for the rest of the season.
    —————————————-
    there is always something to complain about, huh? All we saw on TV was him not breaking quickly out of the batter’s box, for all we know he busted it to second from there. Another guy who tended to do that was Bernie Williams, I wonder how his career worked out.

  197. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and true believer in Ortiz karma. August 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I know this probably isn’t a very popular sentiment but I feel bad for Contreras. He never reached his promise, and he always looks so forlorn out on the mound.

    :(

  198. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I am off to get a tall iced , anyone want one?

  199. Josh August 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I love how Michael Kay spends so much time whining about Jeter’s bunt and then refuses to acknowledge that the drawn in infield is what produced those two runs.
    ============
    Exactly…Michael Kay and those like him need to understand that with Molina at first and Jeter at the plates, its a DP waiting to happen. Molina isn’t fast enough to break up any DP – you need to bunt Pooh Bear over to second if you want to drive him in on a single.

  200. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I like Zappos too. I have gotten a few things there. Their shipping is not only free, its fast. And they have great brands. I got a pair of black leather knee boots there last year.

  201. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Yeah, that Jeter. Bunting to show his selfish desire to overtake Gehrig, right? :P

  202. Vrsce August 29th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Blue Jays were right to dump Rios. White Sox can now overpay him.

  203. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    “I love how Michael Kay spends so much time whining about Jeter’s bunt and then refuses to acknowledge that the drawn in infield is what produced those two runs.”

    You think Kay is that smart to figure that out.

    Jetes bunts took the GIDP away, sac’d an out to eliminate a GIDP from happening, on top of that Damon is a hot bat and Teix get a shot to put runs on the board and the WSox drew the infield in on top of all that to try to cutoff the run at the plate.

  204. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Wow

    Are all the women on the this blog have size 11 or highter feet????

  205. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    >Oh, sorry Pel.

    For what? The internet isn’t home exclusive.

  206. Drive 4-5 August 29th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    There are times when a bunt makes sense. Jeter handles the bat well and it makes sense to put as many runners in scoring position as possible early against Contreras. It was the right call and perfect;y executed. This wasn’t the same situation as when Swisher bunted late in the game last week.This one made sense.

  207. MG August 29th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I thought Jeter’s bunt was one of the options, it worked so that is great. There is always the thought that someone hitting over .300 should never bunt but in this situation it made sense although it wasn’t the only thing they could have done.

  208. bru August 29th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    MG

    there is no excuse

    it was refreshing to see jr bust it

    it will cost you a lot of times during a season even if it is one base at a time

    what happens if the ball goes to the wall or there is an error ?

    if i am girardi i get on him hard

    you cant let everything go

  209. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    “there is always something to complain about, huh? All we saw on TV was him not breaking quickly out of the batter’s box, for all we know he busted it to second from there.”

    He DID bust it to second. As soon as he saw the ball was going to fall in (about half way to first) Cano took off.

  210. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    “I like Zappos too. I have gotten a few things there. Their shipping is not only free, its fast.”

    If I order from them early on Monday, I get it Tuesday. Late on Monday arrives on Wednesday.

  211. bardos August 29th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    wow, i wonder what sergio is smoking today.

  212. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and true believer in Ortiz karma. August 29th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Wowza Mitre. Gee I’m liking the Mitre-Molina tandem!

    ;)

    j/k he he he

    But they are doing well.

    Tar, I know you’ll have my back. Gotta go shopping.

    :)

    GO YANKEES!!!

  213. m August 29th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Erica,

    lol. I meant next season.

    Sean,

    It’s Saturday. But there seems to be less people here than a weekday game, which leads me to believe that there are a lot of people not working during the games.

    Nick,

    lol. I don’t really want to say because you could literally narrow my ID based on how many kids I have. It’s an odd number of kids to have. But not as high as you went.

  214. JRod August 29th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Sergio Mitre is leading the “How to pitch with a lead” clinic

  215. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “Are all the women on the this blog have size 11 or highter feet????”

    It appears that most of the regulars do. What can I say? The Yankees must attract women with big feet. LOL!

  216. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    As usual, Molina is calling a great game.

  217. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Mitre DeathWatch 6.00 number sits at 6.21 as the tension mounts.

  218. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I meant to say also in my last post: YES showed a replay that followed Cano all the way from home to second.

  219. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I don’t know about you guys in the NorthEast, but it is freezing in Chicago. This has been one lousy summer.

  220. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Bru, enjoy your criticism, I’ll appreciate all the things that Cano brings to the team and let Girardi deal with it as he sees fit. I doubt, though, that he’s going to get in his grill right now, probably just a hand on the shoulder and a few words that he should run hard out of the box all the time.

  221. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    “This wasn’t the same situation as when Swisher bunted late in the game last week.This one made sense.”

    He should have executed it right. That’s squarely on him, that’s practice for the playoffs and in the playoffs that situation will come up again and he’s going to have to get the job done.

  222. pat August 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    “Are all the women on the this blog have size 11 or highter feet????”

    Nope. 8 1/2

  223. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Wow

    Are all the women on the this blog have size 11 or highter feet????

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

    I’m more of an 8 1/2 :)

  224. Drive 4-5 August 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I hope Joba is taking note of the value of Mitre throwing strikes. Hard top believe the far more talented Chamberlain could learn from Mitre’s first 3 innings, but it’s true.

  225. bru August 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    it is not what happened it is what can happen & will happen or did happen if you take that same approach every ab.

    how would you like to be a coach & every one of your players didnt husle out of the box ?

  226. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Hey, that’s another reason to not hate Contreras! I had forgotten until Kay mentioned it: he was the reason for the “Evil Empire” comment from Luchino.

    Gracias, Senor Contreras!

  227. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Size 6, but I’m probably a LOT shorter than the other ladies.

  228. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    They rented out all the hotel rooms? LOL

    So what will they do to block us from Alrodis Chapman :D

  229. Betsy August 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    So far, so good…….I’ll be happy with 2 more decent innings from Mitre……

    I haven’t seen any of the game as I’ve been watching coverage of Ted Kennedy’s funeral, but if the Yanks could win today, that would be a very nice bounceback from losing the Rangers series.

  230. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Nick or anyone,

    Please calculate Mitre’s ERA if he throws a no-hitter today.

  231. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Erica, raining here in NY again!! Haven’t used my sprinklers all year except for 2 weeks in August and another week in July….cool here too

  232. Woj August 29th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    “Sergio Mitre is leading the “How to pitch with a lead” clinic”

    hhaha funny stuff but oh so true

  233. Betsy August 29th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Size 6 1/2 or 7…….but I have a very big big toe and shoes don’t fit me easily. I also have small hands…..

  234. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Cano. Nice.

  235. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    # Laura August 29th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “Are all the women on the this blog have size 11 or highter feet????”

    It appears that most of the regulars do. What can I say? The Yankees must attract women with big feet. LOL!
    ————————————————

    Nothing wrong with big feet, it’s the toes that make or break the appeal.

    Toes that are all scrounged up or twisted or have big knuckles that will ruin the look of a well turned foot/ankle

  236. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Anyone notice Robi is shortening his stride this week, I hope he keeps that up because it’s helping him w/ his ABs

  237. BBFan August 29th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    “but what I think irks him is that Girardi seems to use his relievers in a strictly prescribed fashion, always by the book.”

    What is wrong with it if it is working?
    Yanks have the best record in baseball isn’t it?
    The reason they say by book is because more often it works or successful.

    If one had a different view of how Girardi would manage, it is his/her prerogative, that does not mean Girardi is doing wrong. Once again Girardi has the Yanks with the best record in all of baseball. How many would have thought that would be the case given the injuries and how the team has started?

  238. Chris August 29th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Nervously optomistic with Mitre. Keep pounding Contreras so all Mitre has to do is pound the strike zone.

  239. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    August 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Bronx Jeers: remember those glorious few minutes when the 6.00 barrier was pierced? Sadly, it was just a tease.

    Remember it? I I’ve still got the hangover from it!

    It’s like knowing where you were when Kennedy was shot. Or so they say.

    But let’s stop before we jinx it.

  240. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Did anyone get a confirmation on Jeter’s engagement?

  241. dave August 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    “Win expectancy and the sacrifice model show that nearly every time a team employs a non-pitcher in a sacrifice, it is reducing a chance not only to score many runs but also to score even a single run”

  242. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Tunnel Man
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    Wow

    Are all the women on the this blog have size 11 or highter feet????
    ****

    I do! I do!
    And I am proud of it!!! I am also 5’10

  243. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    “Size 6, but I’m probably a LOT shorter than the other ladies.”

    You wear the size where everything probably looks cute on your feet. When you wear an 11, the main thing is to try and find shoes that don’t look like small boats. :P

  244. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Hairston’s been a great pickup for the Yankees, it’s like having 4 spare players on the roster.

  245. Sean Serritella August 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I buy at zappo’s too. I buy slippers as my shoes because they are more comfortable.

  246. UpState August 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Drive 4-5
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    I hope Joba is taking note of the value of Mitre throwing strikes. Hard top believe the far more talented Chamberlain could learn from Mitre’s first 3 innings, but it’s true.

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

    100% correct; but now someone’s ears will get all red and yell at you about how young Joba is….

    Mitre – so much less talent….however, good probability that he’s tremendously brighter !!!

  247. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    “And I am proud of it!!! I am also 5?10″

    5’9″ here. But I feel 6 feet. :)

  248. NYY626 August 29th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    # Laura August 29th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I don’t know about you guys in the NorthEast, but it is freezing in Chicago. This has been one lousy summer.
    ________________________________________________________________
    Its pretty chilly in NY too. I went to the mall this morning and I had to wear a zip-up sweatshirt. I am still calling for a re-do of June because 23 days of rain is NOT acceptable.

  249. bru August 29th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    i am manager & there is nothing worse than wanting to say something to my workers but being affrid to

    all of them used to have cell phones & they were always on it until i said leave them all in your car

    they looked at me like i was an alien

    it took suspending someone until they got the message

  250. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Gigi
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    Erica, raining here in NY again!! Haven’t used my sprinklers all year except for 2 weeks in August and another week in July….cool here too
    ****

    Tell me about it.

    This rainy day has been my most productive day of 2009 to date!

    So far I have given my kitchen its extremely overdue semiannual scrubdown. Cleaned out my fridge. And cleared two closets of two bags of clothes for Goodwill.

    Next I plan to drop off the clothes at Goodwill and go to Ikea to purchase a dresser and assemble the new dresser.

  251. Trevor August 29th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    God Molina is slow.

  252. BigSix August 29th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Why is Feinsand’s update titled “Yankees’ Brett Gardner tears thumb in rehab, Jorge Posada sits again”.

    I read nothing about any “tear” – Gardner sounded fine and that he was sore.

    Where does this “tear” come from?

  253. pat August 29th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    m

    I’m a shorty. 5’2″.

  254. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Here’s a GREAT pair of feet

    http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7955/feet.jpg

  255. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    m: I am not going to calculate such a thing, I have my eyes on a more realistic prize.

    Odd number of kids? But is it a prime number?

  256. This Year August 29th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Off topic but does anyone know a site which is streaming the Jints/Jets game tonight? Thanks.

  257. randy l August 29th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    “Win expectancy and the sacrifice model show that nearly every time a team employs a non-pitcher in a sacrifice, it is reducing a chance not only to score many runs but also to score even a single run”

    dave

    it would be nice to know who said that.

  258. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    >>Here’s a GREAT pair of fee

    MEOW!!! Cuties!

  259. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    pat,

    Nice. That’s a good height. I’m about there. Did your feet get bigger after having kids?

    Mitre :shock:

  260. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Sterling, “Let’s wait one more batter, and then get excited, okay?”

  261. Serf August 29th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I just put the game on. Who’s that guy on the mound? He’s pitching a perfect game right now.

  262. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    The Yankees scored 4 runs in the last two games despite numerous chances. Everybody complains about failing to score with RISP. The reason is basic. The object of the exercise is to score runs. Every time you step up to the plate you will fail at least 60 percent of the time. So the more you raise the percentages of scoring the better. The old guys that have done that for a hundred years can’t all be idiots.

  263. Trevor August 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Giants vs Jets tonight at 8. Can I please see Nicks with the first team.

  264. Woj August 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    who is getting excited about this perfomance?

  265. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Okay, who is this guy on the mound and what have they done with Sergio Mitre? :P

  266. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Serf, that’s Sergio Mitre…

  267. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Who is this guy wearing #45 for the Yankees?

  268. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    This is our Mitre?

  269. NYY626 August 29th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Wow, keep doing your thing Mitre!

  270. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Nick,

    Yeah, I think we should lower our expectations to a quality start at this point.

    And go back and read what I wrote.

  271. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I am more listening to the game than watching it cause I am hardcore cleaning today….

    Are they showing closeups of Mitre?? This is the real Mitre right????

  272. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    mitre is playing with our emotions…he cant be doing what i think hes doing…

  273. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Who is this pitcher? :?

  274. BBFan August 29th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Who would have thought Mitre will be pitching a perfecto thru 4 innings? If he gives another couple of good innings may be the talk of Penny will die down.

  275. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    The Mitre DeathWatch 6.00 stands at 6.03.

    The 5th inning could be a very special one indeed.

  276. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Should I switch computers to watch video? I don’t want to jinx it. lol.

  277. Bill G August 29th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Mitre is looking great so far. 8 pitches in the 4th inning. Hopefully he can keep it up and give the bullpen a rest cause we will need them tomorrow for Joba’s start.

  278. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average U.S. woman is 5feet and 3.7 inches tall and weighs 152 pound.

    Average height of Miss America winners is 5 feet 6.5 inches.

  279. Serf August 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Serf, that’s Sergio Mitre…

    ———-

    Nah, it can’t be. I don’t think that Mitre guy has made it to 4 innings before.

  280. 86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    To be fair Mitre’s last start was 5 1/3 with one earned run.

    Still, this is quite a pleasant surprise. Sinkerballers love damp weather and slow infields.

  281. bru August 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    MG
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Bru, enjoy your criticism, I’ll appreciate all the things that Cano brings to the team and let Girardi deal with it as he sees fit. I doubt, though, that he’s going to get in his grill right now, probably just a hand on the shoulder and few words that he should run hard out of the box all the time.

    ———————————————————–

    ok let every player do it in baseball.

    we have to be that much better than the teams we play.

    the first thing my hs baseball coach taught me every day

    it is wrong regardless of your twisting of things

  282. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    How many more does El Capitan need, 14?

  283. NYY626 August 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Stop it Derek! 14 away ahhhh

  284. Drive 4-5 August 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Betsy
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    So far, so good…….I’ll be happy with 2 more decent innings from Mitre……

    I haven’t seen any of the game as I’ve been watching coverage of Ted Kennedy’s funeral, but if the Yanks could win today, that would be a very nice bounceback from losing the Rangers series.

    My wife & I were doin good until Ted Jr told the story about his dad teling him he can climb up that slope with his amputated leg the first time he went sliding with it.

  285. Woj August 29th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    speedy Jetes dashing around the bases

  286. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I would be really upset if Derek Jeter breaks the Yankee record on the road

  287. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    GJ JETE!

  288. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Mitre is throwing strikes and mostly keeping the ball down. The White Sox have been slumping as well, that’s why they played poorly against the other Sox. The weekend series in Chicago was more an aberration than anything else. It’s a long season, not every game is the best effort on a given day. And, the Sox are playing bad defense as well.

  289. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Wow, Jeter lucked out with that one

  290. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Very Awesome :grin:

  291. UpState August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Wonder if the same pitching coach and/or catcher sproke to Mitre about ‘throwing strikes’ and ‘cut out the pansy nibbling’ as spoke to Joba ???

    Someone listens – someone ‘knows better than the coaching staff’ ….

    I really miss the old Joba.

  292. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    wow what a terrible play…

  293. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    :lol:

  294. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    “According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average U.S. woman is 5feet and 3.7 inches tall and weighs 152 pound.”

    They need to do another survey because those stats don’t match any women that I know, particularly the weight.

  295. pat August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    m

    Yup. Pregnancy turned a 7 1/2 to an 8 1/2.

    SO many groundballs that should be outs. Lucky

  296. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    lol. Contreras pulled a Mitre.

  297. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Wouldn’t a 5’4 (rounding up) 152 pound woman be considered overweight?

  298. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I’m cleaning too. I’m up and down – kinda makes cleaning tolerable.. sorta.

    Good grief… that was error upon error there.

  299. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    What I just said during that sequence of events from Damon’s dribbler:

    “He threw it away…oh he didn’t…oh HE threw it away!”

    Up, down, up. Emotional roller coaster, these Yankees.

    :)

  300. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Someone should investigate why pitchers have such a hard time throwing to 2B.

  301. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 29th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Great job by Nix to back that throw up and keep it from going in to center.

    Terrible job by Nix throwing it about a mile wide of Beckham.

  302. 86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Where is Walter Matthau? That was funny.

    Boy does Alex need to do something positive here.

  303. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    The Keystone White Sox

  304. Vrsce August 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    True most women are quite a bit heavier than 152lbs. perhaps they meant kilograms.

  305. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    “Good grief… that was error upon error there.”

    Ozzie’s comments after the game should be pretty interesting.

  306. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    i think tex might have killed contreras’ first born son…he seems to pitch him very tough..

    but nice hit arod

  307. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Nice going, Alex!

  308. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Alex arrived at the party!!

  309. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    nice Alex

  310. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Alex. :)

  311. Johnny D. August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I love when the yankees win!

  312. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Bru, you have no clue. Did you see Posednick last inning? He did exactly the same thing on his fly ball to left field that Cano did-and he’s supposed to be a hustling ball player with great speed. This isn’t tee ball or little league, these guys are pros and know what they are doing. They also play 162 games.

  313. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Matsui’s having one hell of an August!

  314. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    OH WOW, HITDEKI BATSUI!

  315. NYY626 August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Erica – always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I would be really upset if Derek Jeter breaks the Yankee record on the road
    ________________________________________________________________
    Hence is why I am rooting for a mini slump this week ( terrible I know!), but there are 7 road games between tomorrow’s game and the next one at the stadium. He can easily break it on the road if he doesn’t slow down.

    I like this inning :)

  316. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Sui!

  317. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    That’s an average. You’ll find just as many 200+ women as you’ll find 100 lb. women. Probably more.

  318. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Matsui invited himself to the party too… :)

  319. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I’m really loving the short strides to the ball by Jete’s, Damon and Al..add Robi and Matsui-san .

  320. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    wow…this is an UGLY inning for the sox…they are falling down in the field now!

  321. Woj August 29th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    This is a rout especially with the strike throwing kid on the mound

  322. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Come on, Swisher. Break it open right here.

  323. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Good bye Contreras. (Again)

  324. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I thought Contreras was doing good. Keep him in the game Ozzie!

  325. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Contreras is allergic to Yankee stadium.

  326. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I sort of feel bad for Contreras. Where does he go from here?

  327. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    m, I think I have figured it out, but I did read what you wrote and will say no more. :)

  328. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Hurry up, guys. Can’t let Mitre sit too long. haha.

    Now, I feel bad for Jose Contreras, trisha.

  329. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    And Teix is still swinging for HRs. How can a guy with that much talent mess up situational hitting so badly?

  330. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Kevin Long definitely deserves a raise this yr.

  331. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I hate when the Yankees can only score on doubles and home runs. When will they ever learn?

  332. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    the next time you read the name Arolid Chapman and think he is a can’t miss stud think of Jose Contreras, he was supposed to be the best pitcher in Cuba when he was signed by the Yankees-what a stiff..

  333. 86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    No mini slump for the Captain…. just a few walks and sac flies will do the job.

    Definitely needs to get that hit in the Bronx. It’ll be the biggest ovation in years.

  334. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Don’t cry for me, Jose Contreras? He’s got a World Series ring and a lot of zeroes in his bank account.

    What I’m worried about is, what is this long inning going to do to Cy Mitre???

  335. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    “That’s an average. You’ll find just as many 200+ women as you’ll find 100 lb. women. Probably more.”

    Some states have more 200+ than others. Chicago is full of overweight people, mostly women.

  336. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Aroldis Chapman, of course…

  337. UpState August 29th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    152 ?

  338. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Erica – always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Wouldn’t a 5?4 (rounding up) 152 pound woman be considered overweight?
    ————————

    Slightly. Max ideal weight for a 5’4″ woman is 145 according to the HEart & Lung association.

  339. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Swish!

  340. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    GO SWISH GO!

  341. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Station to station, boys.

  342. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Wow, nice inning. one out only

  343. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Bo Knows
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    And Teix is still swinging for HRs. How can a guy with that much talent mess up situational hitting so badly?
    —————————————–
    Bo Knows Nothing based on that comment, Teix leads the AL in RBIs…

  344. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    MG, sure, but Chapman is 21 and Contreras is a veteran of the ’59 revolution. Big difference.

  345. NYY626 August 29th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    No mini slump for the Captain…. just a few walks and sac flies will do the job.
    ________________________________________________________________
    Your plan is better. Let’s go with this one!

  346. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    “the next time you read the name Arolid Chapman and think he is a can’t miss stud think of Jose Contreras, he was supposed to be the best pitcher in Cuba when he was signed by the Yankees-what a stiff..”

    Didn’t you see Chapman in the WBC? he’s no fluke. And we’re talking what 8-9 million for a possible 20 million dollar per yr. talent. Not exactly Jose Contreras IMO.

  347. nature boy August 29th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    is it just me, or did somebody shave a bald spot into the back of tex’s head? i’ve noticed it twice now

  348. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Contreras clearly has been lying about his age. He stinks because he’s old. The guy looks to be about 50 years old.

  349. pat August 29th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    “Wouldn’t a 5?4 (rounding up) 152 pound woman be considered overweight?”

    Maybe. It’s all about body fat %. Muscle weighs more than fat.

  350. bru August 29th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    MG

    im done after this but you dont stop dead in your tracks admiring the ball.

    it is one thing to go slow,different when you just about stop

    ask every manager or person & i am affrid you are in the minority

    that is all i can offer you
    you would lose in a vote.

    how would it look if every player did that or it cost us the 7th game in a ws ?

  351. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Nick, Chapman is alledgedly 21 but who knows what his real age is. Contreras was supposed to be the finished product ready to star in the AL, Chapman is a prospect, nothing more. Would he be a better prospect than David Price, Joba, or Phil Hughes, all of whom have or are having growing pains?

  352. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Mitre is averaging 12 pitches an inning so far. I hope the long wait didn’t negatively affect him.

  353. RhapsodyInBlue August 29th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    A few good outings by Mitre could serve to light a fire under Joba.

  354. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Even having scored 8 runs in 4 innings, the Yankees are 5-15 with RISP.

    Why does it seem like they’ve been better than that? A .333 average isn’t anything to get upset about. It just seems like they’ve been better than that today.

  355. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Suzyn going on and on about how Ozzie said (more than once) that he never wants to see Contreras in the rotation (before today).

    I think that we’ve just killed another pitcher, guys. Add Contreras to the pink slip list.

    She was positively laughing at the prospect of the writers sharpening their pencils for Ozzie’s post-game comments.

  356. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Wow, CWS has made 100 errors this year. Bad defensive team.

  357. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Party time!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  358. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    A-ROD!!!

  359. bru August 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    nature boy

    i noticed that

    either it is a landing strip or the barber messed up

  360. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Arod has that move down!! Yesterday’s play saved us the game

  361. Alan August 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Jose Contreras would be a good pickup for Theo Epstein.

  362. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Al is hurting us on the field.

  363. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    A-Rod! :shock: What a play by the gimp! (And I use that term affectionately :) )

  364. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Tex no :(

  365. pat August 29th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Ozzie wasn’t happy about pitching Contreras and his team in general yesterday, he should be a quote a minute in the postgame.

    Nice Alex.

  366. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    A standing ovation for Mitre-

    I hope that moment gets captured forever

  367. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Brandon Awesome “BECAUSE I’M AWESOME!!!”
    Didn’t you see Chapman in the WBC? he’s no fluke. And we’re talking what 8-9 million for a possible 20 million dollar per yr. talent. Not exactly Jose Contreras IMO.
    ——————————————-

    Chapman gave up three runs over 2.1 innings while pitching for Cuba in Sunday’s WBC loss to Japan. He has a 5.68 ERA and eight strikeouts and four walks in 6.1 innings in two starts in the WBC.

    this is what I’m supposed to be ecstatic about? I watched video of his game against the Netherlands and while he throws hard I didn’t see anything polished about his pitching.

  368. dave August 29th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    “dave, it would be nice to know who said that.”

    It is from the famous ‘Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong’ book from Jonah Keri. That quote specifically was from a chapter that evaluated decades of data to determine if – among other things – sacrifice bunting helped or hindered a teams chance to score in an inning. The evidence was overwhelmingly against the sacrifice. In fact, there was only a few very specific situations in which bunting increased your chance of scoring runs over letting the player swing away. One of those situations is when the player at the plate has a significantly low probability of getting a hit, e.g. a pitcher.

  369. Serf August 29th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Aww damn. He did good, but that ball hit by Konerko was pretty hard so I saw it coming.

  370. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Erica – always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    A standing ovation for Mitre-

    I hope that moment gets captured forever

    lol

  371. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Sterling was uber excited by A-rod’s play there.

    Boo on Thome!

    CG shutout still in play.

  372. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    That sucks for Mitre

  373. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    MG whoever gets him and makes a high reward low risk deal. You sign him stick him in the minors retool him and if he finds his rythmn watch out.

  374. S Kobak August 29th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Sweet, sweet revenge on Contreras

  375. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Not sure Mitre would have stood the pressure. This will take some off him to keep the shutout. Just reaching here…

  376. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Jonah Keri? Jonah Keri?

    The only problem with that quote, is that teams CAN and DO score when a non-pitcher bunts in an inning.

  377. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    nice job by Mitre, this is going to be a win for the Yankees. The White Sox hitters look downright disinterested today, at least they battled against CC last night.

  378. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Still, a heck of a game so far for Mitre. He’s at 58 pitches after 5 innings of work. Give the man some pie

  379. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Mitre….5.86

  380. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    As entertaining as Ozzie may be in his post game comments, I do take issue with how he throws his team under the bus. There are many ways to say that your team didn’t play well. He belittles his team; his comments probably make his team feel like bums. I’ve seen other managers do a much better job at it than Ozzie does. No wonder Swisher hates him.

  381. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Mitre is in line to get the belt today.

  382. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    MG, based on everything I’ve read, there is no good reason to suspect that Chapman is anything but his given age. It’s been investigated. I am not saying he is a can’t-miss prospect, but I don’t think the analogy with Contreras is a particularly apt one. We’ll see.

    I am not at all surprised that the no-no whent bye-bye as the 6.00 barrier was crosses. Mitre knows what’s important here!

    5.86 is the current number. Now he faces a stiff challenge: to actually leave the game with a sub-6.00 ERA.

  383. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Brandon, Chapman is a prospect just like every other prospect, nothing more, nothing less. I’ve seen posts on this blog that have him in the Yankees rotation next year before they have even signed him. Brackman and Betances throw hard also, why should Chapman project as a 2010 starter in the majors when neither of them has been above A ball?

  384. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    MG,

    I think the problems begin and end with Ozzie. I’ve heard he’s a good manager. But he’s the complete alter ego to Girardi who backs his players and seems to be the nurturing, teaching type.

    They need to change managers.

  385. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Mitre is in the midst of earning himself a postseason start (Game 4 in the ALCS).

  386. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Jason Bay just caught a foul ball at Yankee stadium

  387. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    For all you Cano bashers, (lazy, impatient, risp, etc..) who would you rather have playing 2b for the Yankees.

    I want names. Why would you want a lazy player on your team?

    My tall iced “Latte” is delicious.

  388. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Tunnel Man, Mitre has gone from Meat Tray to 4 game ALDS starter in 5 innings? I think not…

  389. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    He’s on fire.

  390. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    The good thing about this score.. its keeping the Hawk in a depressed state.

    A depressed Hawk is music to my ears.

  391. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    13…4-4…I know it’s Jeter, but, :shock: .

  392. 86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Great line… give him PIE!

    Chapman is a scout’s dream and General Manager’s nightmare. He has an unbelievable arm that has scouts drooling and normally rational people calling for a $ 30 – 50 Million investment. He has not had great success against quality competition which scares the heck out of G.M.s who have to ask their ownership for a king’s ransom.

    To me I go no higher than an elite draft pick. If that means Theo and company get him so be it.

  393. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    >>who would you rather have playing 2b for the Yankees.

    I’d leave Robbie right where he is!! Yeah he gets lazy but he’ll work on that….

    13 to go Jeter!

  394. bru August 29th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    jeter is very rapidly creeping up on 3000 hits

    2707

    he gets about 30-50 more hits this year

    about 250 away

  395. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Oops, got ahead of myself there. Jeter’s 3-3.

  396. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I’m happy to have Cano. I won’t say he doesn’t frustrate me at time, but I’m perfectly willing to take the minor bad with the major good he brings.

  397. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Damon hit into a DP with RISP, DFA him TODAY!!!!!

  398. Jonathan August 29th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Mitre making the most of his opportunity with the Yanks.. seems like we have one of those every year..

    rasner, small, chacon.. etc.

  399. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Angel,

    Aw shucks. No “cans of corn”? No “He gawns”?

    That’s really too bad.

  400. Betsy August 29th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Drive 4-5, I lost it there, too…….What a wonderful eulogy from a son to his father. The burial today is going to be heartbreaking – I will need a box of tissues to get through that.

  401. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Nick in SF, here is something from the NY Times on July 9th:

    The Yankees, who have been at the forefront of signing international pitchers, will have discussions about whether they should pursue the left-handed Chapman. He fires a fastball that exceeds 100 miles per hour and is widely considered the premier pitching prospect in Cuba. His age was reported Thursday as 21, but reports in March at the World Baseball Classic said he was 26.

    I’m not saying he should be signed if it’s the right deal, I’m just saying he’s another prospect who may or may not become a good major league pitcher.

  402. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    There it is again. Damon’s now trying to hit homers. They’ll never win playing like that.

  403. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Just noticed…very balanced production from the line up today. Teixeira is the only non-producing member. Everybody else has scored a run. Everybody but Jeter, Tex, and Molina have an RBI. Tex and Molina only ones without a hit, but Molina walked in his first AB. I love watching games where everybody contributes. Well, almost everybody. Tex couldn’t even help out on that ball hit by Thome! What a bum. ;)

  404. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    “Tunnel Man
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    Mitre is in the midst of earning himself a postseason start (Game 4 in the ALCS).”

    even if he pitched a perfect game today that wouldnt happen..it takes more than one game to earn that spot…as much as joba has struggled hes done much better than mitre with the exception of today

  405. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Mitre making the most of his opportunity with the Yanks.. seems like we have one of those every year..
    rasner, small, chacon.. etc.

    Put Sturtz & Cairo in there too

  406. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Mitre isn’t overthrowing.

  407. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    GreenBeret7
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    There it is again. Damon’s now trying to hit homers. They’ll never win playing like that.
    —————————————-
    GB, they need to yell at him in the dugout for not ‘situational hitting’. If he doesn’t respond, DFA him before the end of the day.

  408. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    No, m.. not since Contreras last struck someone out.. which has been a while ago. 8-0 has a way of taking a shine of them, even for hokey Hawk. :D

  409. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Cano baby!!

  410. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    CANOHMYGOD!!!!

  411. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Yeah, Cano should stay LOL

  412. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    lazy just lazy

  413. Trevor August 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Gold Glove.

  414. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    6th inning…out number 2…why would you want anybody else but Cano?

    He makes that play more often than messing it up.

  415. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Cano is such a lackadaisical player, he should have been in front of that ball instead of making it look like a tough play. Bring back Homer Bush!!!!!!!

  416. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    wow…cano is SO lazy…

    he was still in perfect game mode…how selfish

    :)

  417. ariel August 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    For all you Cano bashers….no one else makes that play!!!

  418. randy l August 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    “The evidence was overwhelmingly against the sacrifice. In fact, there was only a few very specific situations in which bunting increased your chance of scoring runs over letting the player swing away.”

    dave-

    what was the pool of bunters that was used to come up with that assessment?

    if it was the present day pool of active mlb players i could see that could be true, but if it was a pool of players who could bunt like in the fifties i don’t think you’d get the same result.

  419. Psyluk August 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Do the White Sox have dinner plans or what? What a shameful offensive display.

  420. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Can’t say enough about this outing by Mitre. Very nice to see Girardi’s faith rewarded.

    And don’t talk about how easy it is to pitch with a lead. Because we know that’s not true for the Yankees!

  421. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Knoblach would have thrown that one in the seats lol

  422. ElGuapo August 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Don’t know about you guys, but I am greatly enjoying this game. Not feeling guilty about not being outdoors because of the iffy weather, but more importantly and even though the Yankees are dominating, there has been great Yankee offense, some great defensive plays and I am really glad that Mitre is showing some good stuff.

  423. JeterJobaFanForever - but I will notbadmouthPhil August 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Mitre is looking good. Hooray for him. Six innings pitched

    Beautiful play for non-hustling Cano and that quick release to catch the runner at first. Cano is a keeper.

  424. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I don’t know how anyone could say that they’d trade Cano for a bag of balls. The guy has pure natural talent. That’s not something you give away for nothing.

  425. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    *really not believing her eyes that its really Mitre out there*

    Are we sure it’s not an android that looks like him out there?

  426. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Mitre making the most of his opportunity with the Yanks.. seems like we have one of those every year..
    rasner, small, chacon.. etc.

    Put Sturtz & Cairo in there too
    ————–

    I loved Miggy Cairo as a Yankee. Yeah, he wasn’t the best hitter, but he could fill in more than adequately anywhere in the infield and was an amazing situational hitter. Very good at putting the ball in the right place to move the runners.

  427. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    You can’t say enough for Molina’s game calling abilities.

  428. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    MG, that ‘reports in March at the World Baseball Classic said he was 26′ has been ably debunked. ‘Reports’ is a misnomer; the word should have been ‘rumors’ or ‘baseless accusations’. It was investigated. SJ44 has written about this convincingly, but basically the ‘he might not even be 21′ thing is innuendo.

    Danny Almonte he is not.

    But of course I make no guarantees.

  429. Rick August 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Nobody – but NOBODY can throw as stong across his body with such accuracy as Cano does. Great arm and wrist strength.

  430. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Hairston is Miguel Cairo with much more ability and versatility…

  431. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    MG
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    GreenBeret7
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    There it is again. Damon’s now trying to hit homers. They’ll never win playing like that.
    —————————————-
    GB, they need to yell at him in the dugout for not ’situational hitting’. If he doesn’t respond, DFA him before the end of the day.

    ————————————————————

    Exactly…and if DFAing Damon makes Erica mad, it’s her own fault for not explaining to Damon how to play baseball properly.

  432. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Okay folks, I am continuing my mission to be the most productive person in the world today. Off to Goodwill and IKEA.

    Catch you all later on!!!

  433. 86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    This is about as close to a perfect ball game as the Yanks could have, especially with Hughes, Bruney and Rivera all pitching last night.

    Maybe Coke gets the ninth to get start getting straightened out.

  434. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    It’s an even-numbered inning. Time again for 4 runs?

    I think Tex is happy to see Contreras out of the game. He finally reached base!

  435. tk August 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    “no one else makes that play!!!”

    I think you’re right–and hopefully Robi is starting to get credit for his defensive prowess. Just an amazing level of talent, he could really become an elite player.

  436. Erica - always OPPC August 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    GreenBeret7

    ————————————————————

    Exactly…and if DFAing Damon makes Erica mad, it’s her own fault for not explaining to Damon how to play baseball properly.
    ****

    I know you are joking but, :evil:

  437. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    OFF not of. GB7 must lurking somewhere.

  438. WS August 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    ppl on this blog argued against me that Cashman would trade Cano for Pedroia… hahahahahaha….. hahahahahahhahaah…. Mitre, wow dude, don’t know where this came from but let’s keep it going… Pounding the strike zone, i like it

  439. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Nick, Chapman may turn out to be a great pitcher, we’ll find out in 3-5 years. But projecting him in the Yankees rotation next year, as numerous posts on this blog have done, makes absolutely no sense and I’m sure you would agree. Let’s see him pitch in organized baseball before saying anything other than he can throw hard.

  440. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I am still waiting for names?

    If there is nobody you would rather have playing 2b, maybe you should tone down the criticism.

  441. 86w183 August 29th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Erica — sounds like an “out with the old, in with the new” kind of outing. Have fun.

    I actually have to get ready for work. But as a freelancer, weekend work is a very good thing!

    Take care, talk tomorrow gang

  442. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Yankees are hitting kids w/ foul balls now.

  443. randy l August 29th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    “Now he faces a stiff challenge: to actually leave the game with a sub-6.00 ERA.”

    nick in sf-

    we know what the mendoza line is.

    maybe we should call the 6.00 barrier you speak of the livan line.

    though 5.5 would be more apt, but it’s not as catchy.

  444. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    GreenBeret7
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    MG
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    GreenBeret7
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    There it is again. Damon’s now trying to hit homers. They’ll never win playing like that.
    —————————————-
    GB, they need to yell at him in the dugout for not ’situational hitting’. If he doesn’t respond, DFA him before the end of the day.

    ————————————————————

    Exactly…and if DFAing Damon makes Erica mad, it’s her own fault for not explaining to Damon how to play baseball properly.
    ———————————————
    only on the LoHud Yankees blog could anyone find a single reason to complain about the performance of a single Yankee at bat today.

  445. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Be nice if they could get at least 7 out of Mitre today.

  446. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    They’ve left men on base. But 8 runs (6 earned) on 12 hits is great.

  447. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    # Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Be nice if they could get at least 7 out of Mitre today.

    Complete game shutout.

  448. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    OFF not of. GB7 must lurking somewhere.

    ————————————————————

    My typos do tend to leak into other computers.

  449. dave August 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    “what was the pool of bunters that was used to come up with that assessment?

    if it was the present day pool of active mlb players i could see that could be true, but if it was a pool of players who could bunt like in the fifties i don’t think you’d get the same result.”

    The numbers looked at sacrifices. A failed bunt is not a sacrifice. So the skill of the bunter wasn’t a factor, as only successful sacrifice bunts were considered.

    That said, my understanding is that the data went as far back as it could go – so however long ago stats about this were available. I imagine that includes the 50s, and probably somewhat beyond. Could be wrong about this though.

  450. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I like snoopy

  451. m August 29th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Mitre’s only at 67 thru 6.

    But he’s coming off TJ and hasn’t pitched deep this season. Will be interesting to see how long he can last physically.

  452. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Swisher is terrible, how can he strike out in that situation?

  453. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    “Hairston is Miguel Cairo with much more ability and versatility…”

    Miguel Cairo wears Jerry Hairston Jr. PJs

  454. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    MG: no argument, it was the Contreras analogy with which I took issue.

  455. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Cano only hits with RISP when it doesn’t matter…

  456. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Cano.

    Wow.

  457. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Cano knows how to hit with risp now.

  458. MG August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    where was he last night?

  459. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    The only negative I see here is the obvious….high scoring games seem to shake us in the following game. Hopefully we’ve broken that trend.

  460. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Perhaps Robbie has finally turned the RISP corner.

  461. RalphieD (OPPC) August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    cano is getting it going with the risp!

  462. JeterJobaFanForever - but I will notbadmouthPhil August 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Cano has 70 runs batted in. Kudos to the best 2nd baseman in the league.

  463. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Cano is working on shaking that RISP hex.

  464. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Dang, just 1 run not 4.

    But, each Yankee starter has scored 1 run, for the total of 9. How often do you see that happen?

  465. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    MG
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    where was he last night?

    Did you see the walkoff? Just a reminder.

  466. Jeet Skeet August 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    no way “may’ve” is a grammatically correct word

  467. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Nick, my Contreras analogy was only to point out that until someone pitches in organized baseball we know very little about how they will perform. El Duque was great coming out of Cuba, Livan OK, the other Hernandez a bust. We have no argument…

  468. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    MG, you are either being sarcastic or an impostor is using your handle.

  469. Psyluk August 29th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    If there is truly a baseball god out there, Ozzie Guillen will go berserk sometime during the game or in the post-game conference. His team threw in the towel against Sergio Mitre after the second inning when they fell behind 4-0.

  470. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    My typos do tend to leak into other computers.

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

    Its like the swine flu of typos around here sometimes.. very catching, lol.

  471. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Walks are unacceptable with a big lead, DFA Mitre NOW!!!!!

  472. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    GreenBeret7

    ————————————————————

    Exactly…and if DFAing Damon makes Erica mad, it’s her own fault for not explaining to Damon how to play baseball properly.
    ****

    I know you are joking but,

    ————————————————————

    Erica, if you keep glaring and staring at me like that, your eyes will get stuck in that position. Then, what will you do?

  473. Zach in Port Jeff August 29th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    LOL…For some reason, that shot of Mariano schooling the youngsters in the bullpen is hilarious.

  474. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Laura, it’s a laugher, sarcasm reigns supreme for the rest of the game lol

  475. PaulydaGoat August 29th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    PA

    Please stop hating on good fundamental baseball.
    Bunts are great. Get on board.

  476. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Is there anything funnier than watching Yussse act lazy.

  477. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Reason number 4564665265265342 to loath AJ Pierzynski.

  478. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Clap clap clap….Mitre

  479. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    nice job by Mitre today, he’s earned another start or two…

  480. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    this sucks

  481. m August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Too bad for Mitre. Hopefully, it’s precautionary.

    Magical Moments for Mitre. :)

  482. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Ouch. Mitre pitching very well, but gets drilled just below the elbow and is out of the game.

    I’m having flashbacks of a game in Texas…

  483. JeterJobaFanForever - but I will notbadmouthPhil August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Ouch, but good play by Mitre. Good game for him.

  484. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I don’t understand.

  485. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    loathe not loath!! Man, when you lurk, you really lurk with typo menace, GB7.

  486. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    “Perhaps Robbie has finally turned the RISP corner.”

    Because the season is 162 games long, weird stats (Cano’s risp) tend to even themselves out. I would not be surprised if Robbie goes on a tear or at least lead the Yankees in that category for the rest of the year.

    Good thing Mitre didn’t have to throw to 2b. :D

  487. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    He must have had a bruise on his arm. He looked like he wanted to stay in there. I’m sure the Yankees are just being careful.

  488. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Gigi
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    MG
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    where was he last night?

    Did you see the walkoff? Just a reminder.
    ————————————–
    Gigi, I thought Horace Clarke hit that one last night, we all know Cano never hits with RISP. Are you sure?

  489. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Poor Mitre. Doesn’t seem too bad.
    He pitched a fantastic game today. He gets the belt

  490. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Very nice outing for Mitre. Standing ovation, much deserved.

  491. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Hope Mitre is ok.

    Srsly is there anything funnier than watching Yussse lazy in the BP room.

  492. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Oh God, Gaudin? Here comes 4 or 5 runs.

  493. Trevor August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Ouch that thing looks like a huge mosquito bite.

  494. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Until anyone pitches in 1) organized baseball and 2) the major leagues, you don’t know what you’re going to get. Not just for Cubans. :)

    Who knows what Strasbourg is going to do as a big leaguer?

    And Contreras, despite his failings for us, did manage to fashion a decent big league career for himself. And that’s coming over at an advanced age. Chapman is 21, a lefty, and throws with gas. We’ll see how the organization feels about him but I like the gamble when all he costs is money.

    But I am only awarding him the 2015 Cy Young in pencil for now.

  495. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    You must be right MG, you ALWAYS are… my mistake

  496. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    # Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Oh God, Gaudin? Here comes 4 or 5 runs.

    Hater

  497. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Mitre will be OK, it glanced off him. There is no reason to keep him in there with a huge lead after he’s pitched into the 7th inning.

  498. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    loathe not loath!! Man, when you lurk, you really lurk with typo menace, GB7.

    ————————————————————

    Hey!!!! Don’t blame me for that one. I’d never use a sissy word like “loathe”.

  499. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Yankees are letting Gaudin make history, pitch w/o a defense behind him.

  500. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    # Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Oh God, Gaudin? Here comes 4 or 5 runs.
    ——————————–
    at least 4 plus the bases loaded so Hughes and Mo have to pitch today. Girardi must be an idiot…

  501. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Tension city… Mitre DeathWatch 6.0 is in the hands of Guadin…

  502. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    “Oh God, Gaudin? Here comes 4 or 5 runs.

    Hater”

    Yeah, that’s me.

    I’m not a fan of Gaudin. I don’t think he’s very good.

  503. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I’m so sick of listening to Al Leiter…

  504. Noreaster August 29th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Why is there no ice on his arm?

  505. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Neil Allen mention.

  506. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    What happened to mitre?

  507. Zach in Port Jeff August 29th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Can we get one more replay of Mitre getting hit? The first 18 replays were kinda fuzzy.

  508. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Oh, the irony.

    This situation really reminded me of Hughes no hit performance in Texas in May of 2007 where he injured his hamstring.

    I just went and looked up that game on baseball reference. Hughes came out in the 7th win one out. Same as Mitre today.

    Hope Mitre’s injury is a ton more minor. It should be, since it got him on the muscle, not on the bone.

  509. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Oh, I see.

  510. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Tunnel, he got hit in the arm with a ball

  511. JeterJobaFanForever - but I will notbadmouthPhil August 29th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the hint on WGN. Glad I was watching the Mitre hit on the computer instead of TV. Hope he has not broken anything. Go Yankees.

  512. vtyankeefan-the original!! August 29th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Nice outing by Mitre. What a pleasant surprise.

    Boy, these WGN announcers are the biggest bunch of apolgists and whiners I’ve heard in quite a while!

  513. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    *7th inning*

    Not *7th win*

    The typo plague has afflicted us all.

  514. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    “Can we get one more replay of Mitre getting hit? The first 18 replays were kinda fuzzy.”

    LMAO! Don’t you hate when they do that?

  515. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    here’s the actual conversation of the talk between Gaudin and Molina with the gloves to their mouths:

    Molina: Chad, throw the ball over the plate, the Sox suck today and have early dinner reservations.

    Gaudin: Jose, I was asleep in the ‘pen, I was supposed to be the long guy today and it’s the 7th inning. What are the signs again?

  516. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    “I’m so sick of listening to Al Leiter…”

    Rose said last night that Singleton and Cone are done for the season so get used to him.

  517. vtyankeefan-the original!! August 29th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Now they are blameing the umpires for the 8-0 deficit. Pitiful.

  518. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    “The typo plague has afflicted us all.”

    Now me!

    Sorry, that was supposed to read “Not me!”

  519. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Those are selective stats.

    With men on first and second a sacrifice increased percentages to score one run something like 1.8 versus 1.3 and then decreased to score more than one.

    Courtesy of RAB post after the Swisher bunt attempt the other night.

  520. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Why are Cone & Singleton done?

  521. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    lets see Al hit a kid, Jetes hit a kid, Brent hit Mitre, and Thome threw a bat.

  522. Vrsce August 29th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Laure

    You are wrong on Gaudin.

  523. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    If I was a CWS fan, I’d dump the team – just so that I didn’t have to listen to Hawk and that other tool.

  524. Trevor August 29th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Hmmm could this game be only the second game at new YS that no HR was allowed?

  525. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    did you see that Ahole in the stands rip the bat out of a kid’s hand and take it away from him? He must have a very fulfilling life…

  526. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    “Why are Cone & Singleton done?”

    No one seems to know. They just said that they announced it during one of the games that it was their last game for the season. Strange since we’ve got 30 some odd games left to go.

  527. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    “You are wrong on Gaudin.”

    Every now and then, a squirrel will find a nut.

  528. Rick August 29th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Six more outs. That should be attainable with a 9-run lead.

  529. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Mitre=right forearm contusion

  530. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Finally, congrats to Sergio Mitre for getting to sleep tonight with a 5.65 ERA!

  531. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    MG you serious? someone should meet him under the Oneill banner! :x

  532. Betsy August 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Poor Mitre – even on a day he pitches well, it ends badly for him. Did it look serious?

  533. Vrsce August 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Selective supporters are a dime a dozen.

  534. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Brandon, that’s what I saw, the kid slunk away after the guy grabbed it.

  535. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    “UPDATE, 3:07 p.m.: Also, Pete reports that if they Yanks win they will be 33 games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 26, 2006.”

    Wow, it’s been that long since we’ve been this good? Shocking.

  536. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    what is Molina doing swinging at the 1st pitch leading off an inning? Doesn’t he know anything about situational hitting?

  537. randy l August 29th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    “Neil Allen mention.”

    he’s fired.

  538. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    No Betsy, it looked like they took him out as a precaution, because the lead is so big and it was the 7th inning.

  539. Mark in Tampa August 29th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Hopefully Mitre is ok, he pitched like a million bucks today. Well, maybe not a million, but at least like a shiny new Penny. :)

  540. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    “what is Molina doing swinging at the 1st pitch leading off an inning? Doesn’t he know anything about situational hitting?”

    He’s got tickets to a play tonight and doesn’t want to be late. :P

  541. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    did you see that Ahole in the stands rip the bat out of a kid’s hand and take it away from him? He must have a very fulfilling life…

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

    I didn’t catch that. Not Cool! :evil:

  542. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    “Brandon, that’s what I saw, the kid slunk away after the guy grabbed it.”

    :evil:

  543. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Laura, that is unacceptable, they have to run up Pena’s pitch count and make him unavailable for tomorrow. I just don’t understand the lack of patience up and down the lineup. Fire Kevin Long now!

  544. randy l August 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    “With men on first and second a sacrifice increased percentages to score one run something like 1.8 versus 1.3 and then decreased to score more than one.”

    hat sounds more like it.

  545. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    AJ Piersynkski takes a foul ball off something, slaps Damon and Damon throws dirt at him.LOL

  546. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Hey!!!! Don’t blame me for that one. I’d never use a sissy word like “loathe”.

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

    LOL true bu what can I say? I wouldn’t have used it either, but the filter wouldn’t have let me use the word I really wanted to use there. :D

  547. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    “did you see that Ahole in the stands rip the bat out of a kid’s hand and take it away from him? He must have a very fulfilling life…”

    They usually take the bat back to the player, who tells them to give it to whoever had it in the stands. That may have happened; we just didn’t see it on camera.

  548. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Oh no.. now I’ve really degenerated. I’m having typos while i’m typing to you, not just while you’re around.

    I need an intervention.

  549. Betsy August 29th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Angel, thanks!

  550. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Teixeira will probably go yard now when it doesn’t count, he never hits in the clutch.

    Oh, wrong guy, never mind…

  551. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    “Laura, that is unacceptable, they have to run up Pena’s pitch count and make him unavailable for tomorrow. I just don’t understand the lack of patience up and down the lineup. Fire Kevin Long now!”

    I know. Judging by the results, he’s the worse hitting coach in the majors. :P

  552. Mark August 29th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Jeter should have dove into the stands and choked that guy who took the kid’s bat

  553. ariel August 29th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I am tired of listening to the YES announcers…Kenny, Leiter, Paulie…Cohn… incessantly reminisce about the past rather than focus on the game at hand. I’d just as soon mute it and listen to the John/Suzyn audio feed.

  554. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    “I am tired of listening to the YES announcers…Kenny, Leiter, Paulie…Cohn… ”

    Is David Cone Jewish now? :P

  555. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    If you had “the Hawk” for two days straight, Ariel – you wouldn’t be saying that, lol.

  556. DMan August 29th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    And the offense goes down quietly against Tony Pena’s son.

    Ridiculous. This offense is in a deep funk.

  557. dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Good to know JimPirone finally got a bat.

    -dennis

  558. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    Oh no.. now I’ve really degenerated. I’m having typos while i’m typing to you, not just while you’re around.

    I need an intervention.

    ————————————————————

    Put in a call to “The Cleaner”.

  559. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    wrong Tony Pena, he plays for the Royals.

    But I agree on the offensive-funk, they should have 19 runs by now.

  560. Brett August 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I actually like Hawk… he is knowledgeable and passionate and isin’t afraid to apply that passion to the broadcast.

    I’m sick of guys like Kay and the YES guys trying to be objective… we all know they are rooting for the team, they should show excitement when the team does something good like Hawk does.

    Hawk is like John Sterling… gets hated on a lot, but provides entertainment and is a staple in the broadcasting community.

  561. ariel August 29th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Angel, actually, I live out of market so YES is blacked out today but WGN is not. Since Hawk is the absolute worst, I likewise have muted the audio and picked up the john/suzyn feed via MLB.

  562. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    The offense is in a deep funk like James Brown was often in a deep funk? Or was that a groove?

  563. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Hawk is like John Sterling… gets hated on a lot, but provides entertainment and is a staple in the broadcasting community.

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

    A staple to the forehead.. perhaps.

  564. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    poor execution Jetes could have been a 9, I give it a 7.5

  565. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    See Ariel, dealing with Hawk actually makes me appreciate the YES announcers, lol. I’m strange like that.

  566. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    “I actually like Hawk… he is knowledgeable and passionate and isin’t afraid to apply that passion to the broadcast.”

    You have a different take on what an announcer is supposed to be. Believe it or not, they are not supposed to act like 12 year old fans while broadcasting the game. Calling the players by their nicknames, talking to them as if they can hear him, openly rooting for them is not what a professional announcer is supposed to do. And that whole Good guys, bad guys thing is beyond stupid. What is this, Little League? White Sox fans don’t even like the guy. He’s by far the worst announcer in the game.

  567. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    “The Cleaner” would be more likely to distract me into making more typos, than making less, lol!

  568. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    A-Rod maine!!

  569. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Nice.

  570. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, Yankees showing off the web gems today. First A-Rod with the snare down the line; then Cano with the across the body throw; now Jeter with the leaping knock down and toss to 2nd for the VERY close force.

    Remember when this team set the record for consecutive games without an error? Then remember when it seemed they couldn’t get through a game without one? Are we now back to the no-errors team? Let’s hope so.

    And there goes A-Rod with his meaningless home runs again. :roll:

    ;)

  571. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    There goes Alex padding his stats. :P

  572. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    stat padder

  573. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    is that the end of the offensive funk?

  574. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    He deserved that one after getting robbed last night. He absolutely crushed the ball last night, but the wind held it in the park. Mother Nature can be cruel at times.

  575. YankeesLuv August 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Yay-Rod! :)

  576. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    “The Cleaner” would be more likely to distract me into making more typos, than making less, lol!

    ————————————————————

    I don’t even want to know.

  577. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    DFA Hinske

  578. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    DFA Hinske

  579. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    MG

    Fear not, ignorance can be fixed. But in your case, probably not.

  580. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    DFA Swisher for not hitting that pitch

  581. Carl 3 August 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Damnit!

    I wanted this to be a first game without a HR at the stadium

  582. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Leave it to Alex hit a homer in a meaningless situation.

  583. EA August 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    DFA Hinske please. How does he not get a hot there?

  584. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Bo Knows, MG is being sarcastic. Blowouts have that affect on him or her. :)

  585. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Carl 3 August 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Damnit!

    I wanted this to be a first game without a HR at the stadium

    Already happened. Remember the Nats when they came?

  586. dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Wow, so Jim Pir-One grabbed a bat from a kid today. Good stuff.

    I post this all the time but please look at it if you have time.

    http://www.heavethehawk.com

    He is the basement of announcers. I wish I could show up that unprepared to trade. I would have the same results as Hawk.

    -dennis

  587. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    LOL, well “The Cleaner” was nice looking when he was in Law and Order. Perhaps not so much now.

    I’ll just quit… not while I’m ahead, but while I still have some dignity left and not all of my foot in my mouth. :D

  588. Jacob August 29th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Considering Joba is probably going 304 innings tomorrow… is it really that wise to use Gaudin today? Who is Joba’s caddy tomorrow?

  589. Carl 3 August 29th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Oh… nevermind then, I thought it had never happened before.. Thanks, Carl

  590. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    “LOL, well “The Cleaner” was nice looking when he was in Law and Order. Perhaps not so much now. ”

    Benjamin Bratt was much cuter when he was on L&O. He’s kinda scruffy looking on the Cleaner.

  591. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    “Wow, so Jim Pir-One grabbed a bat from a kid today. Good stuff.”

    LOL Dennis. You sneaked on here and posted that and made me choke a little on my soda.

  592. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Yankees scored in every even-numbered inning today. 4-4-1-1.

    That’s the real reason Alex hit that HR. He had to keep the pattern going.

  593. CM (Jeter will get pied someday) August 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Can we please DFA, MG?

  594. Betsy August 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    http://kimberlyjones.mlblogs.c.....leats.html

  595. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    ok what’s DFA?

  596. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I love the sub heading of that Heave the Hawk blog:- “One First Rate City, One First Rate Douche”

  597. Bo Knows August 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Hey, I gave the kid a bunch of freebies.

    Too much is detrimental to your health.

  598. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    the way the Sox are playing today it’s possible Swisher could have shut them out (taking nothing away from Mitre, though, he pitched well).

  599. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Hmm… DFA happy around here today, lol.

  600. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    lol at that play

  601. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The other reason Hawk stinks is that he’s so busy with his nonsense sayings that he doesn’t tell you what’s going on in the game. They didn’t announced that Melky was in CF, they didn’t mention that Swisher is now at 1st or that Hairston is now the SS. Isn’t that the job of the announcer?

  602. Dave August 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Even Ponson pitched some good games for us last year… 7 shutout innings against the Angels, 6 innings 1 run vs. Boston, 6 shutout innings against the Mets outdueling Pedro etc.

  603. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    “ok what’s DFA?”

    Designate for Assignment

  604. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Man sucks that Gaudin gave up 4 runs. Hughes and Mo had to get up. DFA HIM.

  605. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    This is payback for weekend in Chicago :x

  606. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    good job

  607. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    A nearly flawless game played by NYY, today. everything clicked….pitching, defense and offense.

  608. Gigi August 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks Laura

  609. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Huge heads up play by Swisher. Misses the tag, but recognizes that Lillibridge missed the bag.

    Watching Hairston try and make that throw makes me appreciate Jeter even more. Not a bad throw, but Jeter wouldn’t have pulled Swisher off the bag.

    Series won, tomorrow we sweep?

  610. vtyankeefan-the original!! August 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Great day- the Yankees win and everyone is playing nice on the blog!!

  611. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Good game. :lol:

  612. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I wonder if he’s going to “proctor” his cleats, Betsy.

  613. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Jacob
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Considering Joba is probably going 304 innings tomorrow… is it really that wise to use Gaudin today? Who is Joba’s caddy tomorrow?
    ———————————————
    Tiger is pretty much out of it at the Barclay’s, maybe Steve Williams can commute up to the Stadium and help out tomorrow.

  614. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Hairston:

    “I just wanted to try and get a sac fly and get at least 1 run in, so I was just trying to put the ball in play.”

    I love that attitude.

  615. Vrsce August 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    1 hit shutout by Mitre and Gaudin,perhaps that satisfies the almost insatiable members of this blog.

  616. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Swish is stupid. “Sergio has the best name in the game. Seeeeeergio.”

  617. MG August 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    GreenBeret7
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    A nearly flawless game played by NYY, today. everything clicked….pitching, defense and offense.
    ———————————————-
    GB, you are right and only 3 or 4 players that should be DFAed. Since Cody Ransom left it’s been really slow on the blog calling for them.

  618. Tunnel Man August 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Looks like Kim had gained some weight

  619. Donnie - Will Meet AJ Pierzynski Under the O'Neill Banner August 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Swisher was Suzyn’s Player of the Game, and I gotta say, as frustrating as his play can be sometimes, I love the guy, and hope he sticks around for a few years. Just a great guy to have on the team, and a big part of the change we’ve seen in our clubhouse this year.

  620. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    “Man sucks that Gaudin gave up 4 runs. Hughes and Mo had to get up. DFA HIM.”

    Don’t worry, Carl. Gaudin will be giving up 4 runs sooner or later. :P

  621. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Hairston JR’s YES on-field post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/648460035aaa1259/

  622. V Torch August 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “6 shutout innings against the Mets outdueling Pedro etc”

    That isin’t asking a lot these days LOL

  623. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Watching Hairston try and make that throw makes me appreciate Jeter even more. Not a bad throw, but Jeter wouldn’t have pulled Swisher off the bag.”

    You act as if Jetes never does that, please relax there man. What’s funny is I think Hairston has a stronger arm than Jetes and Lilli almost beat it out on pure hustle, if anything Jetes holds that ball and waits for the next play b/c the jump throw wouldn’t have got him there.

  624. Vince August 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    It must be uplifting to walk into that tiny rathole in Boston tonight and look out at the scoreboard and see Yankees 10-0 …. final.
    Another game closer for the magic number.

  625. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    # Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    “Man sucks that Gaudin gave up 4 runs. Hughes and Mo had to get up. DFA HIM.”

    Don’t worry, Carl. Gaudin will be giving up 4 runs sooner or later. :P

    Not today :)

  626. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I wonder if he’s going to “proctor” his cleats
    —————–

    I was wondering if he had a cremation ceremony in front of the dugout like a reliever that shall remain nameless.

  627. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Alright, I’ve got to go tease my friends who are White Sox fans. See ya later!

  628. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Miguel Cairo wears Jerry Hairston Jr. pajamas :p

  629. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Miguel Cairo wears Jerry Hairston Jr. pajamas :P *

  630. Mac Daddy August 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Jose Molina…come on posada lovers, give molina his due…between AJ’s, CC’s and Sergio’s starts, its SO obvious how this guy changes the game behind the plate.

    Molina come playoff time NEEDS to catch for CC, AJ and Joba

  631. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    MG
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    GreenBeret7
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    A nearly flawless game played by NYY, today. everything clicked….pitching, defense and offense.
    ———————————————-
    GB, you are right and only 3 or 4 players that should be DFAed. Since Cody Ransom left it’s been really slow on the blog calling for them.

    ————————————————————

    I’d start by DFAing Teixeira for looking bad at the plate all day and for costing Mitre the no-hitter. If he hadn’t “OLE’d that easy hopper by Thome, Mitre doesn’t get hit on the arm. DFA Molina for calling both of those pitches.

  632. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Brandon Awesome “BECAUSE I’M AWESOME!!!” August 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Watching Hairston try and make that throw makes me appreciate Jeter even more. Not a bad throw, but Jeter wouldn’t have pulled Swisher off the bag.”

    You act as if Jetes never does that, please relax there man. What’s funny is I think Hairston has a stronger arm than Jetes and Lilli almost beat it out on pure hustle, if anything Jetes holds that ball and waits for the next play b/c the jump throw wouldn’t have got him there.
    ——————-

    I think you completely missed my point. I was complimenting Jeter there. Hairston made a good play. But Jeter has been making those kinds of plays look so easy for so long that we sometimes forget how good he has been. Jeter may not have the arm strength that some other players have, but he’s usually very accurate.

  633. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wow, so I guess I should be honest with you all and let you know I have been a die hard fan of the Red Sox since October 2004.

    -dennis

    lol

  634. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    “You act as if Jetes never does that, please relax there man. What’s funny is I think Hairston has a stronger arm than Jetes and Lilli almost beat it out on pure hustle, if anything Jetes holds that ball and waits for the next play b/c the jump throw wouldn’t have got him there.”

    very UNawesome like.

  635. Mark August 29th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Hariston impressed me when he stared down Jeter in Seattle after Jeter took his pop up and in the postgame said “This is not my first rodeo, I can catch a pop up”.

    LOL

  636. dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    That post was not me.

    -dennis

  637. Rob in Vt. August 29th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Rob in Vt. August 29th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Hopefully,the Yanks can jump on Contreras early and provide Mitre(and the BP) with a lead.
    ———————————————————
    I love it when a plan comes together.

  638. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    “I think you completely missed my point. I was complimenting Jeter there. Hairston made a good play. But Jeter has been making those kinds of plays look so easy for so long that we sometimes forget how good he has been. Jeter may not have the arm strength that some other players have, but he’s usually very accurate.”

    Oh, I thought you took a dig at Hairston Jr. nevermind, scratch my comment. :)

  639. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    dennis-Costanza
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    That post was not me.

    -dennis

    ————————————————————

    Sarah playing on your computer again, huh?

  640. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    dennis is a sox fan? What’s next you work for ESPN!

  641. dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    That last post was not me.

    -dennis

  642. dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I have always been candid here about being a Sox fan/season ticket holder.

    Someone is posting here with my name.

    -dennis

  643. Pov August 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Kazmir to the LAA here are a couple of facts:

    Kazmir also has a track record of success against the Yankees, a potential playoff opponent of the Angels. Kazmir is 6-4 with a 2.53 ERA in 14 career games against the Yankees. This season Kazmir is 4-0 with a 2.92 ERA against the Yankees and Red Sox.

    I guess it’s not great news anyway you look at it.

  644. ray (sox fan) August 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Was Jim watching the White Sox lay down today against the Yankees?

    Jim?

    Jim?

  645. Grey 34 August 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    So, Jobber for 3 innings tomorrow?

  646. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Shame on you, dennis imposter.

  647. ray (sox fan) August 29th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Was Jim watching the White Sox lay down today against the Yankees?

    Jim?

    Jim?

  648. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    dennis-Costanza
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    I have always been candid here about being a Sox fan/season ticket holder.

    Someone is posting here with my name.

    -dennis

    ————————————————————

    It wasn’t me. I have trouble remembering my own sign-in.

  649. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    dennis

    An e-mail to Pete will put an end to that.

  650. cody August 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wow, so I guess I should be honest with you all and let you know I have been a die hard fan of the Red Sox since October 2004.

    -dennis
    ————————————————————

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  651. Mark August 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Why is Joe Buck calling the Cubs/Mets games?

    I thought he was only supposed to call big games?

  652. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    YES post-game Booth Report with Nancy Newman, Michael Kay, and Al Leiter:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/64846691b12fa06c/

  653. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    ray (sox fan)
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    Was Jim watching the White Sox lay down today against the Yankees?

    Jim?

    Jim?

    ————————————————————

    Oh!! OH!! Ray’s coming in to make trouble for one of the board’s most respected posters.

  654. Sazz August 29th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    “dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wow, so I guess I should be honest with you all and let you know I have been a die hard fan of the Red Sox since October 2004.

    -dennis”

    lmao

  655. Pov August 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    “So, Jobber for 3 innings tomorrow?”

    Who knows, the Yanks have gotten too high tech with Joba, I know of no other team that screws with their pitchers heads like the Yanks.

    I guess his formula is throw strikes, I’d rather see them hit it than throw all those walks. Say a prayer for middle relief.

  656. Pov August 29th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I wanted to add that I don’t think that Joe and Brian rank near the top as far as technicians and strategist.

  657. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “the Yankees and Giants have also begun showing serious interest in Penny. Heyman opines, and many others agree, that an “NL team might be better for him.”"

    hmm…

  658. Sazz August 29th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I’d imagine tomorrow (if it’s a close game)

    Joba – 3
    Aceves – 3
    Marte/Robertson- 1
    Hughes – 1
    MO – 1

    If not close -

    Joba – 3
    Aceves – 3
    Robertson – 1
    Bruney – 1
    Marte – 1

  659. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    If the Giants want Penny, we should snatch him and then trade him to them for… for…

  660. John August 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    With Mitre’s performance today, Gaudin as the swing man, and the rosters expanding… there is really no need for Penny. Do we need Penny, Mitre, Towers, Gaudin all on the roster to share one role? Especially since chances are none of the 4 will be on the playoff roster or particularly important in September.

    Unless they feel Penny could dethrone Joba as the #4 starter in October..

  661. Clint August 29th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Nick,

    Package him with Nady and see if we could pry away Cain.

    Though I would settle for Brian Wilson if they had to, but they HAVE to include Sanchez as well.

    I’m not giving up Nady and Penny for scraps. We have to get a good return.

  662. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Girardi’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/64847133e974e8b3/

  663. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks Pel

  664. pat August 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Girardi’s postgame made it sound like they don’t have a predetermined amount of innings for Joba’s start tomorrow because he said if he has to come out in the middle of an inning.

    Maybe it’s pitches and not innings

  665. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Girardi was asked about Jeter’s bunt. Girardi said Jeter was bunting for a hit. If that’s the case, blame Jeter, not Girardi (as everybody, and I mean everybody is trying to do). It was also not a very good bunt attempt. It went straight back to the pitcher. It was barely a good sac attempt, because with Molina going to 2nd, a decent fielding pitcher would have throwm him out on that play.

  666. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Good thinking, Clint. Only make the trade if it makes sense.

  667. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Jeter’s the kind of guy that, if he bunts, you have to think it was his decision, no?

    He bunted. He got the sacrifice. 2 runs scored on the next hit. They won 10-0.

    Can we forget about the bunt already?

  668. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    The Captain’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/648473469210ebbb/

  669. pat August 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    “Girardi said Jeter was bunting for a hit.”

    Jeter said he was trying to moe the guys over.

    A new controversy!

  670. Jim Pir-one August 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    ray -

    Yes. A team laid down today. Against Sergio Mitre.

    The Red Sox only trailed for the first 3 innings of 1 game of their 8 WorldSeries victories.

    dennis-Costanza
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    I have always been candid. I apologize for my deception in removing Sox fan from my name as it used to be.

    -dennis
    —————-

    Everyone appreciated your honesty in regards to your deception :)

  671. pat August 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    moe = move

  672. vtred August 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Jeter just said in the postgame it was his decision

    “Wasn’t the first time I did it and won’t be the last”.

  673. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Molina’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/64847381b4b0eee4/

  674. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Rob B
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    Jeter’s the kind of guy that, if he bunts, you have to think it was his decision, no?

    He bunted. He got the sacrifice. 2 runs scored on the next hit. They won 10-0.

    Can we forget about the bunt already?

    ————————————————————

    Tell that to everyone, including the media that seems to want to pick at every detail. Those that can’t play or manage will either write about it or whine….sometimes, they’ll do both.

  675. dennis-Costanza August 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    TarheelYank.

    Just emailed Pete. Thanks for the note.

    All.

    I took “Sox fan” off my name as the folks that I like to converse with already know that. It was not deceptive or disingenious.

    -dennis

  676. haiku-man August 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    How did Mitre pitch a better game than CC?
    Hope he will be ok.

  677. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    “Jeter said he was trying to moe the guys over.”

    As long as he wasn’t trying to Larry or Curly the guys over.

    Moe was their leader.

  678. Mazz August 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I have no idea how they will manage Joba.

    If he throws 4 innings, 2 hits, no runs, 5 Ks, 65 pitches… do they yank him?

  679. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    pat
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    “Girardi said Jeter was bunting for a hit.”

    Jeter said he was trying to moe the guys over.

    A new controversy!

    ————————————————————

    Very true. Somebody’s lying. I’m starting to visualize tomorrow’s “Bunt-Gate” headlines, now.

  680. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Teixeira’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/64847547d9c42c1c/

  681. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    dennis-Costanza
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    TarheelYank.

    Just emailed Pete. Thanks for the note.

    All.

    I took “Sox fan” off my name as the folks that I like to converse with already know that. It was not deceptive or disingenious.

    -dennis

    ————————————————————

    I don’t know, Dennis. I was hoping you dropped “sox-fan” because you had seen the light and was coming over to the “Dark Side”. I’ve given up hope on Ray ever getting wise.

  682. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!!" August 29th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    LOL

    Swishy: “You know Sergio?!”

  683. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Swish is extra perky after shutting out Ozzie.

  684. randy l. August 29th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    “Very true. Somebody’s lying. I’m starting to visualize tomorrow’s “Bunt-Gate” headlines, now.”

    gb7

    i’m not trying to tell you what to do, but with your tendency for typos i’d be careful with sentences like that last one if i were you.

  685. pat August 29th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    GB

    Swisher had “Bunt-Gate”

    Jeter “Bunt-Gate The Sequel”

  686. 7 UP August 29th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Al is going to have a huge postseason.. with Kate Hudson in attendance and his Pujols stance, he is going to be unstoppable.

  687. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    randy l.
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    “Very true. Somebody’s lying. I’m starting to visualize tomorrow’s “Bunt-Gate” headlines, now.”

    gb7

    i’m not trying to tell you what to do, but with your tendency for typos i’d be careful with sentences like that last one if i were you.

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. How could anybody make something dirty out of a typo of “Gate”.

  688. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Swisher’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/648477975324451d/

  689. Pel August 29th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Mitre’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/64847840ccb8d938/

  690. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    pat
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    GB

    Swisher had “Bunt-Gate”

    Jeter “Bunt-Gate The Sequel”

    ————————————————————

    And everyone knows that sequels are never as good as the originals.

  691. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Jeter-Gates always end up better than the others.

    As the march to Gehrig’s hit total continues.

  692. Ham Fighters August 29th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    theres a rain delay at the little league world series and espn just had ravitch interview mike mussina and bernie williams together. bernie’s playing the national anthem.

  693. Ham Fighters August 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    derek jeter forgot more about baseball in the last 5 minutes than ill ever know, so whatever he was thinking when he bunted is right with me.

  694. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Sorry Joe, no way Jeter was bunting for a hit.

  695. haiku-man August 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    When the RS smacked Contras OZZIE said he was out of the rotation,and yet the Yankees beat him today.

    Just heard Joe Buck(fox) say,RS are in Chicago facing the Wht Sox,So are they BAD enough to face two teams at the same time? RS are still in Bawstin,they play tonight at home. lol

  696. Rob B August 29th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    haiku-man August 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    When the RS smacked Contras OZZIE said he was out of the rotation,and yet the Yankees beat him today.
    ————–

    The plan was to have Peavy replace him, but Peavy had a set back in his last rehab start (hit by a batted ball, I think…how ironic). They didn’t have any more appealing options that Contreras, so he got one more start.

  697. David August 29th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    As I see it, Jeter’s bunt gained 2 runs. Without the bunt, Molina is too slow to score from second baase on Damon’s single, and, of course, Hairston can’t score from first base. (Of course, that assumes Jeter would have made out.)

  698. Jim Pir-one August 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    GG tonight.


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