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Game 152: Yankees at Angels

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YANKEES (95-56)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Gardner CF

Pitching: RHP Chad Gaudin (1-0 3.68).

ANGELS (90-60)
Figgins 3B
Izturis 2B
Abreu RF
Guerrero DH
Hunter CF
Morales 1B
Rivera LF
Aybar SS
Mathis C

Pitching: vs. RHP Ervin Santana (7-8, 5.43).

TIME/TV: 10:05, MY9/MLB Network.

STATE OF THE ‘STRIPES: The Yankees have lost six of their last 10 and are 1-3 on a road trip that has two games left. They lead the Red Sox by five games in the division and the Angels by 4.5 games for best record in the AL and home-field advantage.

HOUSE OF HORRORS: The Yankees are 0-4 at Angel Stadium this season, getting outscored 34-20. They are 5-18 here in the last five years in the regular season.

GODZILLA ON A RAMPAGE: Hideki Matsui is 19 of his last 45 (.422) with four homers and 13 RBI along with seven walks.

MR. CLUTCH: Robinson Cano is hitting .364 (157 of 431) without runners in scoring position. He is hitting .208 (36 of 173) when there are runners in scoring position.

MELKY’S MESS: Melky Cabrera is 1 of his last 19.

BRUNEY’S BATTLE: Brian Bruney has allowed 28 hits — six of them homers — and 15 walks in his last 21.1 innings.

NO. 5 WITH A BULLET: Gaudin is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA in eight appearances for the Yankees. He does not have a decision in four starts but has a 3.20 ERA over 19.2 innings and the Yankees have won all four of those games.

ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: California Love by Tupac and Dr. Dre. Listening to the California mix.

Back later with more.

UPDATE, 7:04 pm.: Robertson throwing in the pen now.

UPDATE, 8:02 p.m.: Robertson said he felt fine and hopes he’ll need just one more bullpen session before he can get back in a game. That’s a positive for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: 5-0 Kansas City after three with Greinke on the mound. The magic number could be seven in a few hours.

UPDATE, 9:46 p.m.: Boston is down 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning in Kansas City as Grienke works on a two-hitter. Looks like the Yankees will have a chance to chop their magic number down to six. That is unless Krazy Kyle Farnsworth somehow gets in the game.

Yankees will be starting up soon.

UPDATE, 10:34 p.m.: It’s truly astonishing how the Yankees are a different team here. So far they’ve managed to leave four runners on base — three in scoring position — in the first two innings.

UPDATE, 10:45 p.m.: THE MAGIC NUMBER IS …

mickey3

Who else but Mickey Charles Mantle?

Three things that are great about Mantle:

1. His actual name was Mickey.

2. He had a career OPS of .977. That’s 12th all time.

3. This story:

Mickey took Billy Martin hunting one day in Oklahoma and told him to wait in the car while he went and asked a friend of his who was a farmer for permission to hunt on his land.

The farmer agreed, but asked Mickey for a favor. He had an old cow that needed putting down and asked Mickey to do it for him because he didn’t have the heart to. So Mickey decided to play a trick on Billy.

Mickey came back to the car, pretended he was mad and got his rifle. “That son of a gun won’t let us hunt,” he said. “I’m going to shoot his cow.”

So Mantle when into the barn with Billy trailing behind. Bang! He shot the cow dead.

Suddenly he heard two more shots. Bang! Bang!

He turned around and there was Billy with a smoking rifle. “I got two of his horses, Mick,” he said. “That’ll show him.”

I have no idea whether this story is true. But I once heard Mickey tell at a banquet and it was just about the funniest thing in the world the way he told it with that drawl.

UPDATE, 10:53 p.m.: Holy cats, A-Rod loves to hit here. That ball was rocked to center and hit the rocks. Yankees lead 2-0.

UPDATE, 10:54 p.m.: Hey, look everybody, the Yankees are back. Posada goes deep and it’s 4-0.

UPDATE, 10:59 p.m.: Wasn’t it interesting that just a few minutes after the Boston loss was put on the scoreboard, the Yankees scored four runs? It’s like they breathed a collective sigh of relief.

UPDATE, 11:06 p.m.: Chad “The Man” Gaudin has a shutout through three innings. I hear Nebraska is lovely in October. Maybe Joba can catch a few football games.

UPDATE, 11:44 p.m.: Nice salary drive by Matsui. He’s up to 28 homers and 88 RBI. Somebody will want him next season. Bet it’s not the Yankees, however.

UPDATE, 11:52 p.m.: Good news. The FBI has freed Alfredo Aceves from his captors and he’s warming up in the bullpen.

UPDATE, 11:56 p.m.: That final out this inning proved elusive to Gaudin. Cost him a chance at the win, too. Alfredo Aceves in.

UPDATE, 12:12 a.m.: That monkey is warming up.

UPDATE, 12:25 a.m.: Great play by A-Rod to snare that ball down the line. That’s two runs if it gets past him. Yankees are lucky Vlad can’t run.

UPDATE, 12:38 a.m.: They just showed the shower scene from Psycho and when Janet Leigh opened the shower curtain it was the Rally Monkey. Funny stuff.

UPDATE, 12:46 a.m.: Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuughes.

UPDATE, 12:52 a.m.: The Rangers have lost, the Yankees are in the playoffs for the first time since way back in 2007.

UPDATE, 1:00 a.m.: Hughes getting no help from his defense. Angels never go away, do they?

UPDATE, 1:04 a.m.: New game post has been started.

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1,217 Responses to “Game 152: Yankees at Angels”

  1. Bill September 22nd, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Bruney is a disappointment. I hope he’s not on the playoff roster.

  2. Expectation. Reality. September 22nd, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    do or die game

  3. wanger September 22nd, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    matsui= world series mvp! way ahead of myself there

  4. Peter Abraham September 22nd, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Do or die game? That is hilarious.

    Obviously if they fall to only four games in first place with 10 games left, Girardi should be fired.

  5. Track, Wall, HR September 22nd, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Pete-Best place to hear those songs is So. Cal. Nice touch.
    Back to the game.
    Can we get a W tonight please?

    MLB Network is showing the game in HD tonight.

  6. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! September 22nd, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Big game, time for some explosive diarhea offense !

  7. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! September 22nd, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Or should I say I want hits scattered all over the field like that time my dog ate an entire chocolate cake !

  8. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF

    Joey G is pulling out all the stops to win this one

  9. XLJ September 22nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    This is a big game for Gaudin. If he pitches well today he will probably make the postseason roster.

  10. Darrin September 22nd, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Pete – admit it. You’re going to miss these hysterical posts.

    Meanwhile, I’m completely stoked that I will unexpectedly be at tomorrow afternoon’s game. The question, of course, is which Burnett will show up: AJ or Carol?

  11. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    PETE

    More like MR. NON-CLUTCH or MR. CLUTCHLESS
    and
    BRUNEY’S BUST.

  12. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I love how Swish has 100 less votes than Joba in the latest poll.

    Be a Dish, Vote for Swish!

  13. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    I love how Swish has 100 less votes than Joba in the latest poll.

    Be a Dish, Vote for Swish!
    ****

    I voted for Swisher. And then I felt kind of bad when I saw how close he was in the voting to Joba. And then I got over it pretty quickly… hehehehe

  14. Jinx Jinx Jinx Jinx September 22nd, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Byrd’s line for tonight -

    7 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts.

  15. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Cabrera

    Joey G is pulling out all the stops to win this one

    —————–

    If he were doing that GGBG would be in center not Melky.

    With a RHP going for the Angles and Melky slumping badly it is a perfect time to give him a night off and start Gardner.

  16. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Maverick, Joe might want Cabrera in center. The Angels are the best at going first-to-third, and with Melky’s cannon out there, that might slow them down a bit. No one is afraid of Gardner’s arm.

  17. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Gotta love what Matsui’s done this season. Not bad for a guy that before the season started, people wanted to trade but couldn’t figure that he would bring any value back.

  18. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    BFARBS
    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Maverick, Joe might want Cabrera in center. The Angels are the best at going first-to-third, and with Melky’s cannon out there, that might slow them down a bit. No one is afraid of Gardner’s arm.
    ————–

    Let’s just hope Johnny doesn’t hop in front of him on any fly balls to left center tonight.

  19. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Kids –

    Red Sox would have to go 12 and 2, and the Yanks play 500 ball for the rest of the season for the Sox to overtake the Yankees.

    Yankees have to win one more game, or the Rangers lose one, for the Yanks to clinch. Suxers have 7 games to go to clinch.

    I rest much easier as a Yanks fan. Yanks staggered into the last postseason where they won the world series.

    Life is good. Really.

  20. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I voted for Gaudin as I honestly believe he’s the best option at this point.

    You know what I have found sad but funny this season?

    When Joba starts and gives up a bunch of runs in 2-3 innings and then someone with about the 10th the amount of hype (like Aceves or Mitre on sunday) comes in and pitches 3-4 scoreless innings.

  21. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Let’s just hope Johnny doesn’t hop in front of him on any fly balls to left center tonight.

    Amen. He’s pleasantly surprised us all with his hitting, but if they bring him back, he needs to be their most-of-the-time-but-not-all-of-the-time DH. I’m sick of watching him botch plays, call off the CF, take bad routed to the ball, and sometimes just flat out missing the ball. He had great OF instincts back in the day, but he can’t do it anymore.

    Still a damn good hitter though

  22. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Erica,

    Some really funny posts last night involving you. :lol:

  23. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    I voted for Gaudin as I honestly believe he’s the best option at this point.
    You know what I have found sad but funny this season?
    When Joba starts and gives up a bunch of runs in 2-3 innings and then someone with about the 10th the amount of hype (like Aceves or Mitre on sunday) comes in and pitches 3-4 scoreless innings.
    ——————–

    that’s gotta be mental. coming in after a bad joba start is like following carrot top at a comedy club. he’s so bad, that you’re gonna look good no matter what. so no pressure at all.

  24. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I voted for Josh Towers.

    I sometimes feel bad for people who have no chance at winning.

  25. Russel September 22nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    When you start working in Boston are you going to listen to the Drop Kick Murphy’s? I believe that is the name of the band up there.

  26. sevrox September 22nd, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Abe – you think this place is bad, wait until you’re immersed and saturated with Sox’ian angst – now THOSE people need some therapy.

  27. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    “ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: California Love by Tupac and Dr. Dre. Listening to the California mix.”

    Soon it will be “Dirty Water” time. :sad:

  28. Olan September 22nd, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Hey Pete,

    Since you’re moving to boston, are you considering writing a book on the japanese players over there??

  29. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Gaudin is a better option than Joba for a possible game 4. He has a rediculous strikeout rate, which is always a plus, and over the five starts he has made for the Yankees, he has been better than Joba has in the same amount of time…and it’s not really that close. In the playoffs all you have to put in is five innings and the pen can take it from there, which should be fine because Gaudin fizzles after six anyway. That’s why they have Aceves (and posiibly Joba) in the pen.

    Gaudin is an established major league pitcher; he knows what he’s doing out there. He has experience, and is a PITCHER and not a THROWER.

    I understand that this is kind of viewing it in a vacuum (im not forgetting the midges), but Joba did kind of blow game 4 in 2007.

  30. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I understand about Melky’s arm that isn’t going to stop the Angels from trying, nothing seems to.

    Using Gardner would at least show them something different and hopefully give them a taste of their own medicine.

    Do you really want a 1 for 19 out there tonight?

    Also, sitting Melky and playing Gardner always seems to wake Melky up and he starts hitting again.

    Just sayin, there are a number of good reasons to start Gardner tonight.

  31. YanksFanLV September 22nd, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    nice taking back sunday reference!

  32. m September 22nd, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    A win tonight would be soothing. 1-3 on the trip so far, on top of however many losses in their last so many games, is not conducive to a good mood.

  33. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Are there any rappers from Boston? Other than Marky Mark, of course.

  34. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I’m gonna agree with Maverick here, you definitely want Gardner to play the game because of his speed on the bases. Games with the Angels are always a mind game, and they always seem to be won with solid play on the basepaths. I say Gardner over Melky, give Melky the day off but if we are in a position to PH him late in the game, I’m all for that.

  35. HonkeyKong September 22nd, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    As far as your iPod song goes, I’m thinking you should be listening to “Shipping Up To Boston” by the Dropkick Murphy’s…

  36. Mike D September 22nd, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Remember… if we lose out on HFA to the Angels, then Joba pitches in the ALDS. Just another reason why HFA is essential.

  37. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Although you could make the case that Melky is a great hitter at Angel Stadium – .342 BA there in 38AB. But I’d still rather go with Gardner tonight.

  38. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Ervin Santana v Yankees.

    Yuck!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....yerId=6280

  39. Mike Mineo September 22nd, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    it’s pretty much a guarantee that ervin santana is going to shut them out tonight

  40. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! September 22nd, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Soxganistan.

  41. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    If Joba Chamberlain is thinking he has the Yankees’ postseason roster made, Brian Cashman would beg to differ. He told Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record that Chamberlain has nothing assured, while also dropping the nugget that the Yankees will carry 10 pitchers for the American League Division Series:

    “He needs to declare himself. He’s no different than anyone else. … Everybody loves his tenacity. But we’re going to take the best 10 guys. There’s no assumptions there.”

    “He’s put himself in a position where the manager has to make a decision that there’s not one guy ahead of him that he needs to give the ball to. [Chamberlain] might not realize it, but he’s in competition with any number of guys to take the ball.”

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....clare.html

  42. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Maverick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    Erica,

    Some really funny posts last night involving you.
    ***

    Thanks-
    I do think I am quite funny

  43. Optimist September 22nd, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Get the slump out of the way now. Better now than October…

  44. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Darrin – If Pete is working on a blog in his new digs there won’t be any shortage of crazy posts. There may be even more of them there, it is Boston after all.

  45. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Tom from N.J. that’s a different Santana than the one that has been around this season though.

  46. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! September 22nd, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Boston Relevant.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Pain

  47. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    This is not a criticism-
    But is there one spot in the batting order Swisher hasn’t batted this season???

  48. Alex September 22nd, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    The reason that no player has called Joba out is because they probably agree with the media that he is being handled terribly by the organization.

    They know he hasn’t pitched well, but his erratic handling hasn’t helped and I’m sure that’s why no player has called him out on it. If you ask the players behind closed doors, they’ll probably laugh at the way the team has handled him. The rest of the world is.

  49. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her!
    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    Boston Relevant.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Pain
    ******

    Don’t be silly, the most relevent Boston band is Aerosmith.

    Holding court in send place would be the band, Boston

  50. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Gaudin is a better option than Joba for a possible game 4. He has a rediculous strikeout rate, which is always a plus, and over the five starts he has made for the Yankees, he has been better than Joba has in the same amount of time…and it’s not really that close. In the playoffs all you have to put in is five innings and the pen can take it from there, which should be fine because Gaudin fizzles after six anyway. That’s why they have Aceves (and posiibly Joba) in the pen.

    Gaudin is an established major league pitcher; he knows what he’s doing out there. He has experience, and is a PITCHER and not a THROWER.
    ——————-

    I agree but tonight will tell. Big, big night for Gaudin.

    This has got to be one of Gaudin’s biggest starts of his life.
    I’m sure he knows it and comes out SMOKIN’….as in the Jim Carrey movie Mask.

  51. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Before everyone gets gloom and doom: the 06 tigers backed into the playoffs exactly like this. they had a huge game, tried to fend off the twins who won the division on the seasons last day. they ended up playing the leagues best team on the road, a team that had owned them the whole year…and look what happened.

    just sayin

  52. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    i mean huge lead, not game

  53. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! September 22nd, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Erica, where did I say most relevant? They were a one hit wonder.

  54. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    That’s very true, o’Realy. Plus, he has a career 5.09 era against the Yanks. Odd, his era doesn’t seem to correlate with his stats against them.

  55. Matthew September 22nd, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Gaudin has terrible numbers against the Angels

    Abreu – 2-5 (.400), walk
    Figgins – 4-10 (.400), double, 4 walks
    Vlad – 7-18 (.389), 3 HRs, double, 7 RBIs
    Izturis – 9-18 (.444), double, triple
    Napoli – 5-14 (.357), 3 HRs, double
    Rivera – 2-4 (.500), HR
    Wiltis 4-9 (.444)
    Mathis – 1-5 (.200), HR

  56. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    “Obviously if they fall to only four games in first place with 10 games left, Girardi should be fired.”

    Was that you calling into WFAN today, Pete? :wink:

  57. X-Mann September 22nd, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Big start for Gaudin

    The manager and GM have given him a legit chance to steal the #4 spot. A good start tonight would be a big step in that direction.

  58. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    “Gaudin has terrible numbers against the Angels”

    So do most of our pitchers. Even CC doesn’t pitch well against them.

  59. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Tom,

    he probably got destroyed by Bobby Abreu, Gary Sheffield, and the like when they were here.

  60. Nat September 22nd, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Eric Hinske has gotta to be ticked off… he hasn’t played since that Orioles series almost 2 weeks ago.

  61. m September 22nd, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Alex,

    Disagree. Joba has not taken advantage of his situation.

    How they handled him? By allowing him to pitch every 5 days for most of the season? But he frittered away opportunities by 1) not being efficient and 2) not being effective.

    He came out of the ASB on a (brief) tear. Then he struggled. Then they decided to skip starts. But that didn’t work. So then they decided to let him have abbreviated starts.

    Basically, the Yankees did everything they could to help Joba. The rest was on Joba.

    Jorge said it was difficult to pitch without knowing what’s going on. That’s BS. They’ve told Joba what’s going on. Are you (Jorge) telling me that Joba was more worried about what was happening in his next start than what was happening in his current one?

    The manager and GM have decided to go with the tough love approach. Maybe we’ll see some results. Otherwise, let’s just chalk it up to bad mechanics and poor conditioning.

    But Joba is responsible for his performance.

  62. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I think The Cars were from Boston.

  63. vtred September 22nd, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Gaudin is no different than any of our others pitchers… none of them have good numbers vs. LAA

  64. JK September 22nd, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Burnett has the lowest career ERA vs. the Angels of any of our starters (4.63 ERA).

    Hell, even MO has a 3.69 career ERA against them with 8 blown saves, well above his career highs.

  65. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    September
    22
    Tonights lineup:
    YANKEES (95-56)
    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Gardner CF

    ——————–

    Girardi must have read my post!

    Thank you for the applause….thank you…thank you…no really you can stop applauding now….well if you must… :lol: :lol: :lol:

  66. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    “Erica – always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    This is not a criticism-
    But is there one spot in the batting order Swisher hasn’t batted this season???”

    Yeap, Lead off and 9th. I don’t think he batted clean up either, but that I am not certain of. ;)

  67. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    yeah he did bat cleanup when he was on fire and arod and posada were out

  68. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    According to baseball reference, Swish has batted in every position except 9th this season. I can’t remember when he led off, but he’s done it in 2 games.

  69. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    ….he didn’t start either of those 2 games however.

  70. Owl September 22nd, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    The players in the clubhouse like Joba, that’s why no one is calling him out. Look a him on the bench, he is always laughing and joking with everyone. He isn’t a traditional rookie/young pitcher that has to perform well for an extended period of time to earn respect among his teammates. He earned it quickly.

    Just like do you see anyone who will call out Swisher if he makes a boneheaded decision? No because people like him.

    Hughes didn’t have the cache in the clubhouse that Joba does, that’s why Damon called Hughes out and isin’t doing the same for Joba. That, or Alex is right and the players feel the orginzation is at fault for Joba’s performances more than Joba himself.

  71. m September 22nd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Or maybe they all got mel’s message that player shouldn’t criticize teammates through the media. :evil:

  72. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her!
    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    Erica, where did I say most relevant? They were a one hit wonder.
    ****

    OH! You meant relevent to Boston. I misinterpreted you as “relevent in general”. No biggie

  73. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Swisher has had most of his success batting 3rd or 8th.

    3 hole: 6-14; .429; .579OBP; 2HR; 4RBI
    8 hole 27-87; .310; .445OBP; 6HR; 13RBI

  74. scott September 22nd, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I’m sick of all the excues… we can;t win in anahiem blah blah blah

    just win the freakin ballgame and start winning games

  75. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Pete – your update is in PDT…either that or this day is longer than I thought it was! :)

  76. Y 27 September 22nd, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    m,

    Girardi and Cashman didn’t lol

    I guess they finally got fed up with the lack of progress and decided the tough love approach is the place to go. Has to be a reality check when Gaudin is a good start away from taking your job.

  77. XLJ September 22nd, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Owl
    September 22nd, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    The players in the clubhouse like Joba, that’s why no one is calling him out. Look a him on the bench, he is always laughing and joking with everyone. He isn’t a traditional rookie/young pitcher that has to perform well for an extended period of time to earn respect among his teammates. He earned it quickly.

    Just like do you see anyone who will call out Swisher if he makes a boneheaded decision? No because people like him.

    Hughes didn’t have the cache in the clubhouse that Joba does, that’s why Damon called Hughes out and isin’t doing the same for Joba. That, or Alex is right and the players feel the orginzation is at fault for Joba’s performances more than Joba himself.

    ——————————————–

    Joba was also a big in getting the team to the playoffs in 2007 that cannot be forgotten. He was great last year both as a starter and reliever. He hit a rough patch the last month hopefully he can fix his mechanics and get going again.

    No one not Damon or any teammate will say anything negative about Hughes anymore when he struggles. Because he has done a great job this year.

  78. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I’m sick of all the excues… we can;t win in anahiem blah blah blah
    just win the freakin ballgame and start winning games
    ___________________________________________________________________
    SERIOUSLY!!! There is no such thing as “owning a team” if one team beats another all the time, it means something: its not a coincidence, and its DEFINITELY not an excuse. The Angels always beat the Sox, and the Yanks always beat the Twins. There are REASONS for this!

    The Sox didnt win for 86 years…not because they were cursed they just werent good enough

    The Cubs have gone 101+ years without winning because theyve never been good enough to win

    Simple as that, folks

    Theres something about the way the Angels play that the Yankees simply can’t handle

  79. MeaT BaWLaZ September 22nd, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    It’s the best lineup the Yankees can run out.. If they don’t we are screwed..

    Anyone remember how the Cardinals won the WS though? They went crawling into the playoffs.. Limping, rolling.. They managed to win it all..

  80. Jerkface September 22nd, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    So did the tigers, who were their opponent.

    Momentum is as good as what you get from your team that day

  81. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Seems like Alex just listened to Kruk.

    I disagree with that as well. He did much better after the ASB, then it was back to being inefficient, tons of pitches per inning, and giving up a lot of hits.

    It was known from the beginning of the season that he was on innings limitations, which also includes the number of pitches he throws BTW, and instead of giving a solid 5 innings on 80 or so pitches, he was going over that.

    The Yankees saw, as we did, that he had some rest with the ASB and came back doing really well. If that worked once, it might again. Why not give it a try by skipping some starts… limiting his innings and giving him rest. Sounded like it might work. It didn’t.

    Back to the drawing board, limit the length of his starts but put it on a regular schedule. It gives him his rest, limits his innings and pitch count. Joba then goes to pitch 80 pitches in 3 innings.

    At some point the excuses, despite Kruk saying otherwise, fall apart and it points back to the pitcher not doing his thing. He didn’t increase his pitch velocity even though he knew it would be a shorter outing, meaning he wouldn’t have to conserve or hold back. He nibbled, he shook off the catcher. One time Jeter talked to him after he was doing poorly and it was like a switch was thrown. It was like seeing two different pitchers in that one outing.

    Joba has the talent, but either he isn’t listening to the coaches or the catcher, or he is just plain gassed. Either way he is the reason for the problem.

    He wasn’t in shape when he came into ST. That is on him. It may just be that his lack of training in the off season has caught up to him.

    Kind of like Damon a couple of seasons ago when he came into ST in poor shape. His legs bothered him all season long.

  82. BFARBS September 22nd, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Meat Bawlaz

    The Cardinals and the Tigers were the two least hot of all the playoff teams in 06.

    Just shows how much of a crapshoot the playoffs are

  83. m September 22nd, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Y27,

    As a Laker fan, I approve of and endorse the Phil Jackson method of sending messages to the players via the media.

    But teammates doing it? Nope.

    So, players are speaking up about how the organization is messing up Joba? What did they do before the ASB? What did they do differently once the trade deadline passed? Looked like Joba was starting on a regular schedule. Except they gave him an extra day once because he did so well after the ASB on plenty of rest.

    Enough excuses already.

  84. Awais September 22nd, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Did PEte say he was making a blog for the RED SOX???

  85. Awais September 22nd, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    and yes..this is the BEST lineup the yankees can put out.

  86. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Does anyone have any idea where to find our all time record against the Angels…I’d be interested to see that compared to our record vs the Angels with mike scioscia at the helm – there’s your x factor, right there.

  87. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    i think the yankees need to get a little tougher with joba

    i dont know how much but nothing else has worked

    i understand he is young still & does not have many total innings in so hopefully in time he gets better.

    this is on joba
    girrardi said it is mechanicl because at times he has looked great.i agree

    joba needs to come into st next year in shape mentally,pyhsically,hungry & humbled.

  88. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I am not so sure that the Yankees “can’t” beat the Angels. This year, in both series on the West coast they were in slumps. Sometimes it is timing.

    Regarding the Twins, sorry, but the Twins are a decent team, but they are in the Central division and are just a little above .500. That, more than the way they play is why the Yankees do so well against them.

  89. Pov September 22nd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    i think the yankees need to get a little tougher with joba

    Well if he ever gets around to it Cano is also in order. Doesn’t hustle out of the box and as soon as he hits a ground ball he almost stops running.

  90. Jay September 22nd, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    You know when Boston clinched the division in 2007?

    With 2 games remaining.

    Mariano blew a 3-run save opp. to Baltimore that night and we lost in extra innings, which clinched the division for the Sox.

    They once had a 14.5 game lead and a comfortable lead for much of September.

    But it came down to that. No one said it was going to be easy, but we’ll get it done, even if it takes longer than most people would like.

  91. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Pov
    September 22nd, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    i think the yankees need to get a little tougher with joba

    Well if he ever gets around to it Cano is also in order. Doesn’t hustle out of the box and as soon as he hits a ground ball he almost stops running.

    ———————————————————–

    any minute gb is going to be all over you

    canos swing is not condusive to him starting fast out of the box

    he has to admire the ball for 5 minutes first

  92. MeaT BaWLaZ September 22nd, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Yes Awais, Pete is leaving us for the BoSox.. Can’t say I blame him, the Boston Globe is one of the most respected newspapers in the US and the Journal News had to know that someone like Pete was nothing they could hold onto forever..

  93. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I have had a wild thought and I’ve thrown it around to people throughout the season with mixed results. I think that Cano should bat in the 2 slot and Johnny should be moved to the 5 hole. Sure, Cano isn’t as fast as Johnny, but if his problem has been RISP, then batting him second shouldn’t be a huge problem. He has the average to bat behind jeter and keep him moving. He does ground into a lot of DPs, but not enough to really say that’s a huge downside.

    Then, by moving Johnny down to 5th, you give him less ABs (he’s getting a bit older and you can see his stroke slowing down a bit as this season has progressed), and you take better advantage of his power. Instead of all of the solo and 2 run shots he’s hit this season, you’ll give him chances to bat with more guys on base.

    Just a thought, what is everyone’s opinion?

  94. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    the yankees pitching has not gotten it done against the angels

    if our pitching steps up we can & will beat them but not with joba,burnett & others being outpitched by the angels starters

  95. Pov September 22nd, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    O’realy, Robinson doesn’t have the discipline to bat second, Johnny gets alot of walks and advances the runners for Tex and Arod.

  96. Jerkface September 22nd, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I would move Swisher to the 2 hole in that scenario as he’d be on base on more than Cano

  97. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    if our offense only scores a few runs our pitching has to shut them down & we have not been able to do it

  98. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I think if the Yanks win one in Anaheim we get home field advantage.

  99. m September 22nd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I’d bat Jeter 1 & 2.

  100. Pov September 22nd, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Bru we have a chance with home field, if they pass us we are in trouble

  101. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Pov,

    yeah, but johnny’s OBP is only 15 points higher than Robbie’s. And when you consider the possibility of batting with less RISP situations, maybe that would even out the numbers a little more.

  102. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    And with Teix and ARod batting behind him – Robbie would likely see a lot more pitches to hit, and if he took advantage, we really wouldn’t need him to work too many walks.

  103. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    o’Realy
    September 22nd, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    I have had a wild thought and I’ve thrown it around to people throughout the season with mixed results. I think that Cano should bat in the 2 slot and Johnny should be moved to the 5 hole. Sure, Cano isn’t as fast as Johnny, but if his problem has been RISP, then batting him second shouldn’t be a huge problem. He has the average to bat behind jeter and keep him moving. He does ground into a lot of DPs, but not enough to really say that’s a huge downside.

    Then, by moving Johnny down to 5th, you give him less ABs (he’s getting a bit older and you can see his stroke slowing down a bit as this season has progressed), and you take better advantage of his power. Instead of all of the solo and 2 run shots he’s hit this season, you’ll give him chances to bat with more guys on base.

    Just a thought, what is everyone’s opinion?

    ———————————————————–

    i wouldnt mind

    jeter
    damon
    swisher
    tex
    arod
    matsui
    posada
    cano
    melky

    bottom of the order would be sick

  104. Pov September 22nd, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    O’Realy Robinson doesn’t know the strike zone and swings at too many bad pitches that are balls. The opposing teams know that and that’s all he gets in RISP situations which is why his production is so low. Johnny doesn’t do that plus he always hustles. He would kill us if he batted ahead of Tex.

  105. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I kind of like the idea of Roobbie batting second.

  106. Doreen September 22nd, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    O’Realy -

    I don’t think it’s such a bad idea. I think I’d like to see them give it a go in spring training next season. I wouldn’t do it now.

  107. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Pov, I don’t get that though because if he’s batting 2nd, he’ll be in fewer RISP positions, so he won’t get those balls out of the zone. Pitchers instead would just be trying to get him out before Tex and ARod came up, so he’d get more balls in the zone.

  108. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Sorry, Roobie=stupid sounding typo.

  109. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    This is a repost but it was very late and not to many may have seen it then. (Maverick September 20th, 2009 at 11:08 pm)

    Having been in military leadership positions, I am familiar with this situation,and have made this mistake myself. Its all pretty much a case of management over estimating the individual’s level of maturity to handle the situation in which he is placed.

    For Joba, it shows in his defensive comments. What he is really saying is that he is doing the best that he can. And I believe that. In defense of Joba, I am not saying he is immature; he had enough maturity to get this far. But he has reached his maturity limit at this point in time. He just can’t do what they asked of him.

    Joba has the skill set needed to do the job. He’s even got more skill at this point than a lot of other pitchers. Girardi and Cashman figured that he had the maturity to make the plan work. But he just didn’t. That does not make Joba a looser nor a slacker nor anything but a talented individual without the maturity he needed to complete the task given him.

    It is rarely the individual’s fault alone. Management put him in a situation he was not ready for. Maybe no one, or only a very few, could have done it. Now they find themselves in the spot of having placed him in a situation that he can’t handle. Girardi is trying not to totally destroy Joba by saying he won’t use him as the 4th starter. He’s just saving his, Cashman’s and Joba’s face with a little retoric. But all three of them know inside that Joba won’t be used as a starter in the post season.

    All the Joba bashing should just stop. He’s not totally responsible, there is plenty of blame to go around for Girardi and Cashman making the error in judgment in the first place. Joba will mature, to the extent that he can be a starter won’t be known until next year.

    Maybe we should all just step back and ask ourselves how would we want our own son treated if he were in the same situation. I wish the young man all the success possible.

    ——————–

    Now they have done the same thing I had to do. You state the situation as it is and let the chips fall where they may. You can call it tough love, which it is; but to me it is also a case of Girardi and Cashman doing some CYA (that’s Cover Your Ass for you non-military).

  110. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Doreen, yeah, I think it would be kind of the wrong idea to make such a drastic lineup change at the end of september. I kind of hoped Girardi would toy with it earlier in the season. I think next Spring, it’s something to consider, but problem is, we’ll probably need a new number 2 hitter next year if we don’t re-sign damon.

  111. Pat M. September 22nd, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Gaudin can pitch himself right into the postseason rotation with two good outings……I watched Joba last night during pre-game warmups…..He acts as if life is wonderful, maybe today’s remarks by the General Manager just may catch his attention…..Certainly the boos, the herrendous outings haven’t sunk in as of yet…..

  112. jake September 22nd, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    IDK….i think i would still rather AJax in the lineup compared to brett gardner…i mean out of all them,id rather have melky…but i would rather have ajax then gardner

  113. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    On the Damon point from before. People make too big a deal about his defense and how we can not bring him back next year because of it. He plays LF AKA the least important position on the field. Not every guy has to play Gold Glove Defense esp. when they are contributing so much offensively and they play the least important defensive position out there. I will take Damon in LF any day of the week if it gets his bat in the lineup. And the people clamoring for Jason Bay next year, he is one of the worst LF’s in all of baseball. There are tons of awful fielders playing LF, because it is the best place to hide a poor defender. Damon just gets a lot of heat for it and I really do not get why it is such a big deal.

    Also, with the way Matsui has been playing lately (I did not think he would hold up the entire season) I think going into next year the best team you can put out there is Matsui at DH and Damon in LF, because going out a getting a better defender or bringing up AJAX is going to make this team worse. Finally, Girardi has shown this year he is great at giving guys days off and keeping everyone fresh (except for that little mid-season blip with AROD) even with a permanent DH.

  114. Yankee Trader September 22nd, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    There are seven players with 20 or more homers. I don’t think it matters much where they bat, and Tex’s numbers have been significantly better batting 3rd rather than cleanup.

    What matters now and in the postseason is getting home field advantage and find some pitchers you can trust to get the job done!!

  115. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Pov

    i dont agree

    i think if our pitchers are ready for war & our offense we can beat them but our pitchers need to pitch at their best even against the rs

    one other thing.
    i think we need one more ace pitcher like cc to go with cc,burnett,pettitte because burnett is inconsistent,pettitte gives up a lot of baserunners & the 4th & 5th spots are a mess

    wn ws tht pitcher

  116. Yankee Trader September 22nd, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Pat M-

    What did Cashman say about Joba? Are you going to the game tonight also?

  117. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    wang was that pitcher i meant to finish with

  118. christina25 September 22nd, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Jeremy,
    Dont count your chickens before they hatch. The Rays were so sure that they were going to win the WS last year and look what happened. The Indians in 2007 thought that they were going to win the WS and we all know what happened.

  119. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t believe that what Jeremy thinks has any bearing at ALL on how the WS will end.

    No offense, Jeremy… ;)

  120. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I agree Maverick.

  121. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Giants prospect Villalona charged with murder
    By DIONISIO SOLDEVILA, Associated Press Writer
    Sep 21, 11:02 pm EDT

  122. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    “Talking earlier today about Joba Chamberlain’s shaky stretch since early August, Joe Girardi said it was “time for him to step it up.’’ And in a phone conversation with the Record on Monday, GM Brian Cashman stressed the urgency of Joba’s final two regular-season starts.

    Chamberlain’s spot on a playoff roster could hinge on these innings.

    “He needs to declare himself,’’ Cashman said. “He’s no different than anyone else.’’

    With an ERA of 8.42 over his last eight starts, and coming off Sunday’s start – where he gave up seven runs in the first two innings at Seattle – Chamberlain should view Saturday’s game vs. Boston as a playoff audition.

    “Everybody loves his tenacity,’’ Cashman said. “But we’re going to take the best 10 guys. There’s no assumptions there.’’

    “He’s put himself in a position where the manager has to make a decision that there’s not one guy ahead of him that he needs to give the ball to,’’ Cashman said. “He might not realize it, but he’s in competition with any number of guys to take the ball.’’

    http://njmg.typepad.com/yankee.....pardy.html

  123. o'Realy September 22nd, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    christina25

    i dunno if the rays were so certain – i think they were surprised every step of the way.

  124. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    go Minny go

  125. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Bronx Jeers: are you set for the magic number watch pending early outcome in Missouri and late outcome in Anaheim of Fullerton? I don’t want to step on your turn, but the next notch is a pretty important one and I’ve done some preliminary research in this field.

  126. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Maverick

    different look on the situation & interesting but maybe joba had it & lost it or wasnt able to maintain it??

    he went into fenway & beat becket 1-0 & has pitched in many pressure games

    maybe he needs to make adjustments to a league that has adjusted to him & he is having a hard time doing it ??

  127. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Dickey or Berra?

  128. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Maverick,

    Very well thought out post there.

    I don’t think it’s so much that the Yankees are hanging him out to dry via the C.Y.A. method.

    I just think they’re sending him a public message that he was unable to grasp privately.

    Why it took them so long is beyond me.

  129. jsbrendog September 22nd, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Gaudin throws a 2 hit shutout ton

  130. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Byrd already being very Byrd like!

    :)

  131. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Berra was covered last evening.

  132. Mr.Hirsch September 22nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    http://www.amazon.com/shops/hirschbooks

    check it out for the cheapest prices and fast shipping

    send me an email saying your a Yankee fan for 1.00 off any purchase of $10.00 or more

  133. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    KC showing some integrity early on.

  134. Doreen September 22nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    m -

    Same reason, probably, that it took so long to take the tough route with Cano and Cabrera last season. The Yankees are not a tough organization. They try every paternal method they can first, and seem to only do the “tough love” as a last resort.

  135. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    When will Robertson throw his next bullpen? Thursday?

  136. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    jsbrendog, I asked yesterday and you never answered. Are you the jsbrendog from RAB?

  137. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Bases loaed on 8 pitches.

  138. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Angels 10 Yankees 0
    Stantana 9 inn 1 hit 1bb

  139. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    good start in KC

  140. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    12 pitches by the time the 5th batter approaches the plate.

  141. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Seems like the RS/KC umpire has a strike zone the size of a postage stamp.

  142. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    ervin santana is a decent pitcher. I remember in 05 game 5 he came in relief and shut the yanks down

  143. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    paul Turd down 2-0 in KC.bases juiced, nobody out!!

  144. Expectation. Reality. September 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    “Angels 10 Yankees 0
    Stantana 9 inn 1 hit 1bb”

    Am I the only one who thinks this is too optimistic a prediction for our yanks these days.

  145. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    m: I don’t have to make a remark on the public message subject, right?

  146. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    3-0 KC

  147. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    3-0 with zack g on the mound

  148. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    “Am I the only one who thinks this is too optimistic a prediction for our yanks these days.”

    Well, yeah…

  149. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    according to MLB gamecast the royals have a 41% chance of scoring 5 runs this inning..

  150. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    5-0

  151. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you Paul Byrd !

  152. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Gaudin 1+ inn 6 R 12 H

  153. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    And with our A-Gardner lineup, I expect big things out of the offense tonight.

  154. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    5-0 KC. I love Paul TURD!!!

  155. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    3-0 with Greinke on the mound. They’ll be lucky if the sux score two runs off this pitcher.

  156. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    and 19 pitches…I like Paul Byrd…can the RS keep him?

  157. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    yikes…5-0.

  158. bru September 22nd, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    i think the league has adjusted to joba & he is stubborn & is pitching like business as usual.

    he has shown in flashes that he can do it but i think the frustration is setting him back further.

    also not sure how much he is throwing his curve & change to keep batters honest at the very minimum

    if he is using only sliders & fastballs & batters are laying off the slider & sitting on a fastball thrown with less confidence it might be a problem

  159. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I wonder if Paul Turd will be on the playoff roster????? LMAO

  160. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks to the loser who shanghaied my account! As a result my posts now show up much later than I post them, but they are cut in at the time I originally post them, making them both stale and unread. :( You can stop cheering now.

  161. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    there has been an alex gordon sighting

  162. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Yeah, baby. Just got home to find Sux getting smoked 5-0. How in the world is anyone ever going to beat these glorious Sawx with Paul Bird and Wakefield in the playoff rotation – (Insert sarcasm here.)

  163. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Wait Boston is losing? I could have sworn reading this blog the past week that was impossible. Finishing the season 23-2. That is nothing for a red-hot team with great starting pitching in the names of such Tim Wakefield and Paul Byrd.

    Does anyone need a ladder to climb back up to the bridge?

  164. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Well, I’m an Idiot, thanks for the correction Nick

  165. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    “Bronx Jeers: are you set for the magic number watch pending early outcome in Missouri and late outcome in Anaheim of Fullerton? I don’t want to step on your turn, but the next notch is a pretty important one and I’ve done some preliminary research in this field.”

    Go for it.

    I’m bushed from the weekend and doubtful for the end of any game on the west coast.

  166. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I still want a Yankee win. :mad:

  167. Kale September 22nd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    The saddest thing of all is that

    Byrd still > Mire
    Byrd still > Gaudin
    Byrd still > Joba
    Byrd still > (Mitre + Gaudin + Joba)

  168. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    of course we have joba in our rotation, should we really comment on other teams’ rotations??

  169. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Pual byrd will throw 7 shutout innings against the yankees sunday

  170. sar515 September 22nd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I’m lovin’ me some Royals!!

    Seems they’ve flipped the Byrd!

  171. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Let’s just say Gaudin is lights out. We won’t need Joba in the ALDS anyway so he’s in the bullpen. Bruney stays home. Joba makes a relief appearance and looks like old Joba.

    By golly, he’s back and in the pen for the duration of playoffs and WS.

    How many can even name the 4th starter on the playoff teams?Pray for Gaudin cause Joba will be better in the pen.

  172. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Or maybe not!

    YAY! and thanks Pete.

    :)

    Just wanted to say that the Sux are losing, he he he.

    Points of interest:

    Yanks need one to clinch; Sux need 7

    Yanks would have to play 500 ball and the Sux go 12 and 2 for the Sux to win the division.

    Thank of life as being very good!

  173. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    yes, it is impossible to watch these games that begin at 10:00…

  174. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Tom, the latter does not imply the former.

    I hope the Royals game ends well and early so we can all enjoy the next number for at least a couple hours.

  175. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Yes, we should comment on other team’s rotations when they may be playing us.

    It should be, the Sox have Paul Byrd in their rotation should they really say anything about ours?

  176. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    “How many can even name the 4th starter on the playoff teams?Pray for Gaudin cause Joba will be better in the pen.” I like your thinking, however, not sure joba will be the old joba in the bull pen

  177. RMEL September 22nd, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    i have a good feeling about tonight…i think Chad is not that bad….i would take 6 inns 3 runs right now

  178. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    yeah, but I do not see paul byrd making a start in the playoffs

  179. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    i like chad g. he is not bad…

  180. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Josh Beckett>CC
    Lester>AJ/AP

  181. sar515 September 22nd, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Yanks 5-4…
    A-Rod again!

  182. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Bronx Jeers: I will step in at the appropriate time if you aren’t around, hopefully at the conclusion of the Royals game. Anyway, I have to hit the road now, see you later.

  183. iiicollies September 22nd, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Say, how many years until Zack Greinke goes free agent?

  184. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    “Josh Beckett>CC
    Lester>AJ/AP”

    :lol:

  185. iiicollies September 22nd, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I’d love to see pinstripes on him!~“““““““““““““““

  186. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Kale
    September 22nd, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    The saddest thing of all is that
    Byrd still > Mire
    Byrd still > Gaudin
    Byrd still > Joba
    Byrd still > (Mitre + Gaudin + Joba)

    ————————–

    Yes Paul Byrd and his 7.78 ERA and 2.08 WHIP is better than Mitre, Gaudin, and Joba. How about you go take a look at the numbers. I am not going to waste my time sharing them with you.

    Pete, can you start a new daily poll for dumbest post of the night?

    I nominate this one.

  187. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Joba of the short attention span was made for the bullpen and will comfortable and relaxed, ala Phil Hughes, once he gets back there. No demotion of course, completely by accident. He will be called on early in the ALDS and will deliver. He will feel important again.

  188. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    CC has the second lowest whip in the AL behind greinke.

  189. Enough American East...It is over September 22nd, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    He will be called on early in the ALDS and will deliver. He will feel important again.
    I can see AJ crapping out early and joba coming and saving the day…maybe it turns him around..kind of like phil hughes coming in for clemens in theh playoffs a few years ago

  190. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    If we have to depend on a 4th starter to win this thing, then our 1st 3 starters didn’t do their job.

  191. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    CC will Choke again in the playoffs like always

  192. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Cash said 10 pitchers?

    What do you guys think the roster will look like?

    CC
    AJ
    Pettitte

    Joba

    Mo
    Hughes
    Robertson
    Aceves
    Coke
    Gaudin

    Jorge
    Tex
    Cano
    Jeter
    Alex
    Damon
    Cabrera
    Swisher

    Matsui

    Molina
    Gardner
    Hairston
    Hinske
    Cervelli or Guzman

  193. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees get Byrd – Sunday is Pettite-Wakefield

  194. Pat M. September 22nd, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    There some here who indicated that the Royals would take 2 of 3 from Boston…….

  195. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I agree with mick…if we’re depending on Gaudin/Joba to win a series, our first three starters have more pressing issues.

  196. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Paul Byrd is just as bad as Mitre or Gaudin. The guy is a former steroid junkie and a garbage pitcher.

  197. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    You are speaking my language Enough.

  198. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Paul Bird is terrible. Watching on MLB gameday – even his outs are shown to be over the fence. Also, he has an ERA that is 7.78 per game.

  199. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    The first move is to leave Bruney off the ALDS roster.

  200. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    oops, miscounted.

    Looks like we can take Cervelli and Guzman

  201. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    If the Royals take 3 out of 4 against the Sux and we take care of business like we should out in So Cal, this weekend won’t even matter.

  202. Pat M. September 22nd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Boom Boom, Are you related to Barney Rubble from Bedrock ???? Flintstones right ????

  203. Andrew September 22nd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    It will be Byrd on Sunday. You won’t see Wakefield again this season.

  204. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    “If we have to depend on a 4th starter to win this thing, then our 1st 3 starters didn’t do their job.”

    Bingo. And I don’t particularly mind a 4th starter named Chamberlain/Aceves/Mitre/Gaudin or any combination thereof!

  205. Aura September 22nd, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    you’d think they’d just bat Cano leadoff since that would give him one more at bat per game to get a hit.

  206. m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    There are some here who have forgotten it’s a 4-game series for Boston/KC. ;)

  207. G September 22nd, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Glad to see Gardner in there. Bet he comes up huge in the game.

  208. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    CC fails game one AJ gets killed in game 2 Andy loses game 3

  209. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Go Greinke go!

  210. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    m

    If robo is healthy it might work, though it looks a little light in the pen when youre used to having 12.

    Bruney and Marte scare me and it would be great to get by w/out them.

  211. Valerie G. September 22nd, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Anybody here know why Melky collapses at this time of year?

  212. Joeshi! September 22nd, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    lol BoomBoom you’re funny

  213. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Melky will be fine – hit a little funk but he’s a money player. I expect him to have a huge postseason.

  214. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Did Cash say they would only carry 10 pitchers? Find that hard to believe at this point to announce that this early.

    Might also undermine the confidence of a few pitchers.

  215. Rob NY September 22nd, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    ZOMG! Teh sawks are gunna go 24-4 and the sky is gunna come crashing down!!!1111oNe!

    The divisional race, still over.

  216. !!! September 22nd, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I hope cashman does a tex on the boston globe. swoops down on the last minute and gives pete a contract.

  217. iiicollies September 22nd, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I’ll ask again – when will Greinke be available through free agency? He’ll probably be untouchable via a trade

  218. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Arod will bat his .080 like usually

  219. Valerie G. September 22nd, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Hope you’re right…we’ll need as much help as we can get to win in the postseason.

    How many votes here for Mauer for MVP and how many for Jeter?

  220. Mike September 22nd, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Paul Bird > Mitre/Joba

    Gaudin is probably equal to him.

  221. Yanks 78 September 22nd, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    If Cashman is to be believed, and they are carrying 10 pitchers that means…

    Sabathia
    Burnett
    Pettitte

    Rivera
    Hughes
    Coke
    Robertson (providing he is healthy)
    Marte
    Aceves

    Last spot will go to either Joba or Gaudin. That might be with the competition is for. Bruney looks like he is out, hopefully.

  222. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Greinke is locked up through 2012, go to Cots Baseball Contracts for that stuff

  223. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Why would Marte be in over Gaudin? do u even watch the Yankees?

  224. JJ September 22nd, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    The Royals/Sox series is 4 games

    Beckett/Hoocher tomorrow
    Buchholz/Hughes (a rookie I assume) on Thursday

  225. Bob September 22nd, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Napoli on the bench again? With those numbers against Gaudin?

    Napoli: 5-14 (.357), 3 HRs, double

  226. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Yanks 78

    Marte is not to be trusted. Joba/Gaudin stay.

  227. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I think the Yanks should go for Greinke. They’ll probably want to trade him while they can still get something for him (a.k.a. The Jays did with Halladay.) Also, he’s very efficient with his pitches. MLB gameday has him at 35 through 3 innings with only 1 hit. Not bad. Not bad at all.

  228. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    boom boom needs to bye bye.

  229. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Many here shouldnt even call themselves yankees fans. I have never seen so much complaining from fans of a team that has 95 wins. You guys sound like cowards not New Yorkers.

  230. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    m September 22nd, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Maverick,

    Very well thought out post there.

    I don’t think it’s so much that the Yankees are hanging him out to dry via the C.Y.A. method.

    I just think they’re sending him a public message that he was unable to grasp privately.

    Why it took them so long is beyond me.

    ————————

    Sorry, I just got out of the shower. I agree, however since there has been no admission on the part of Yankee management that their plan for use of him may have contributed to Joba’s problems, that’s C.Y.A. I may have missed it, but did Girardi say anything to the extent that Cashman has? I would not think so, since it is not his job to do. Its Cashman’s, he is the mid-level commander. I do believe that Girardi has to some extent already acknowledge that.

    I agree it is sending a signal to Joba. I would have, and did, do the same thing. But at the second (not first) sign of trouble I would have had a significant discussion with him about where he is headed. In this regard, I think baseball is a bit too relaxed. But I never managed a baseball team, so I can’t say for sure. Baseball is a bit too stick in the mud for me.

    As everyone can tell by my posts, I am a bit (or more) of a humanist. I tend to look at the human side of things. I was definitely a soldiers commander. Thus my slant on things.

    As to why his teammates haven’t come out and said anything. It shouldn’t be expected, at least publically Baseball is a tough sport, its almost as tough as being in combat, but of course without being as deadly. All baseball players have been through their own slumps, e.g. Cano with RISP, so they are not going to be saying anything publically.
    They have all been there themselves.

  231. XLJ September 22nd, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    mick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    Did Cash say they would only carry 10 pitchers? Find that hard to believe at this point to announce that this early.

    Might also undermine the confidence of a few pitchers.

    ——————————————

    10 pitchers does seem kind of low. Do they really need 6 position players on the bench in the american league. I would think they would of wanted at least 11 pitchers.

  232. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Sox are on a 6 man rotation. Beckett tomorrow means we miss him this weekend. He was due to pitch today. Sox are looking toward the playoffs.

  233. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Yankees Offense gets shut down in the playoffs

  234. Mr.Chen September 22nd, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    http://www.bagcollectonline.com/

  235. Valerie G. September 22nd, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Greinke’s terrific.

    And I agree that we should have hope for the Yankees. Tonight we can clinch a playoff spot.

  236. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    why do people sit there and write a whole essay on a blog no one reads them and ur wasting ur life and time

  237. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    BoomBoom
    We all know that your a Red Sox troll. If you hate the Yankees so much, why are you on a Yankees blog ?

    And the Red Sox aren’t going to the World Series.

  238. Aura September 22nd, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I wasn’t available earlier to reply to my critics about baseball salaries so I hope they will indulge me on this thread:

    Pete Abraham wrote:

    I understand how you feel. But the Steinbrenner family would not have lowered ticket prices $1 if they didn’t sign Teixeira. The profit the owners make is astronomical. I think the finances of the game are out of control but it’s not the fault of the individual player

    ==========

    I wasn’t placing blame on individual players but I was insinuating that I’m sure they feel very little guilt in the fact that I cannot justify the allocation of funds to experience a live game. There is plenty of blame to go around and if we really wanted to get into it the discussion would go far outside the bounds of baseball, but I still think it sucks that I (and many others) cannot afford to bring our children to a game. I provide well for my family but taking my children to a baseball game should not be an extravagant luxury. There is something very wrong in that considering it’s still considered the “national pastime”.

    ————–

  239. Pat M. September 22nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    m, Thank You for the series correction….

  240. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    BoomBoom
    No one cares about your idiotic posts. Moron !

  241. Ben September 22nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Anyone else notice the Yanks have played terribly since Pete announced he was leaving? I think something has been thrown off in the universe.

  242. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    POLL: Is the average age in here about 12?

  243. Maverick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Got to go, it is poker night. Go Gaudin and GO YANKEES!!!

  244. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    greinke is filthy!

  245. Kale September 22nd, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I wonder why Pete is so afraid to block a red sox fan Boomboom.

  246. Joker September 22nd, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Don’t think Marte is a lock at all for the playoffs. Girardi rarely uses him. Doesn’t look like someone who is being prepared for a playoff roster.

    I imagine Gaudn and Joba will both make it rather than Marte.

  247. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Ben
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    Anyone else notice the Yanks have played terribly since Pete announced he was leaving? I think something has been thrown off in the universe.
    ============================================================

    I’ve been saying the same thing since this weekend.

  248. Valerie G. September 22nd, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    good point, Ben. There could be some sort of correlation.

  249. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    We should miss Greinke next week,if he goes this sunday.

  250. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Pete is a lame duck.

  251. haiku-man September 22nd, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Zack G for KC,one bad dude! He is taking it to the Sawx.

    CC better be matched up against him for sure,when the Yankees play.

  252. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Zach just threw a nasty 90 miles per hour slider to strike out fat steroid boy. Go get him cash-money.

  253. Joe September 22nd, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Do we have one more day of Michael Kay tonight??? I like when is Kenny and Cone or even Leiter but Michael gets on my nerves.

  254. Valerie G. September 22nd, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    what is the boston score?

  255. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    How about this for next years rotation? CC, Greinke, AJ, Joba, Phranchise. Not bad. Not bad at all.

  256. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    “Zach just threw a nasty 90 miles per hour slider to strike out fat steroid boy.”

    Wasn’t that supposed to be Joba this year – 90 mph sliders, 97 mph fastballs and a nasty curveball??? Oh well…

  257. Mike September 22nd, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Byrd has really settled down since that rough first inning and has given his team a chance to chip away and win it.

  258. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    the Sox look to be about ready to do the same thing the Yankees have done after a winning streak that essentially put them in the playoffs-let up. Last night’s disaster almost certainly took away their realistic thoughts of overtaking the Yankees and if the Yankees can split the next two games they’ll be back in New York with a chance to put it away over the weekend. At the very least, having a magic number of 6 with 9 left including 3 against the 2nd place team is pretty comfortable, particularly since Beckett won’t be pitching in the Yankees series and the Yankees have CC and Andy lined up.

  259. Cellar September 22nd, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Trade for Greinke this winter.

    I want this kid in my rotation.

  260. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    “Quality of posts are real bad. Is this the demise of a once proud blog?”

    No.

    First, take out the Boston trolls.

    Then factor in that the game starts at 10:00pm and you’ll realize that the blog is jet lagged; we’re dealing with the time difference.

  261. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    And how in gods name are the yankees going to trade for greinke folks? He has 3 years left on his contract. Do you have any idea how much that would cost the yanks? You think the price for Halladay was a lot.

  262. antisocial scrooge September 22nd, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    dang greinke really is good.

  263. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Greinke, in his 2nd major league season, was 5-17 with a 5.80 ERA. He was only 21 but threw 183 innings after 145 as a 20 year old. He zoomed through the minors as a 19 year old in a manner similar to the way Joba did it as a 21 year old.

    Before everyone declares Joba a bust, just look at some of the other outstanding pitchers who had tough beginnings to their careers. This season has turned into a washout for Joba but he has the ability to make changes in his work habits and be the kind of pitcher most of us expect him to be.

  264. CK in LA September 22nd, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Greinke hasn’t been giving up runs. If KC had any offense, he’d have 20 wins by now. With the BoSox pen getting roughed up last night, Byrd’s probably going to be there for a while tonight. Let KC wear these guys down.

  265. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    the typical bridge jumper wants the Yankees to either sign or make a trade (and a bad one for the other team) for every good young player.

    the knowledgeable, good Yankees fan sees these other players and understands the best way to have similar players on the Yankees is to develop them. If that means putting up with the development issues so be it.

  266. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    KC will be willing to trade Greinke because they won’t be able to afford him. Last I checked they are a small market team and can’t compete with big market clubs. Better for them to look to the future and get a couple of the Yanks prospects than to pay him all of that money to waste on a losing team. You’ve got to think 2 or 3 moves ahead sometimes as a GM – especially when you don’t have the resources which KC clearly does not.

  267. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    The Royals are actually showing fight unlike the Blue Jays and O’s. At least the Royals don’t cave to the Red Sox.

  268. Bob September 22nd, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    In other news, Greinke said today that he will never pitch in New York.

  269. CK in LA September 22nd, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    We probably see Greinke next Monday.

  270. BoomBoom September 22nd, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    typical Yankees want to buy every good player from every team

  271. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Rob Thompson
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    KC will be willing to trade Greinke because they won’t be able to afford him. Last I checked they are a small market team and can’t compete with big market clubs. Better for them to look to the future and get a couple of the Yanks prospects than to pay him all of that money to waste on a losing team. You’ve got to think 2 or 3 moves ahead sometimes as a GM – especially when you don’t have the resources which KC clearly does not.

    ——

    You really think they are going to trade him 1 year into a 4 year deal? Be honest because if you do you should stop watching or following baseball.

  272. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    BoomBoom
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    typical Yankees want to buy every good player from every team
    ——————————————-
    typical Red Sox troll who has no life and has nothing better to do than post on a Yankees blog.

  273. Wait till the ALDS September 22nd, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    “typical Yankees want to buy every good player from every team”

    Well, yeah…

  274. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    One question.

    Will the Yanks do to Hughes what they did with Joba ,next year?

  275. Doreen September 22nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Well, he may want to change that statement to he will never pitch “for” NY, since there’s a good chance that a couple times a year he will be pitching “in” NY. :)

  276. Rob Thompson September 22nd, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Cliff, I love baseball and more importantly, I love the Yankees. I will never stop watching the game that is in my soul and shame on you for suggesting that I do that.

    Small market teams trade their top players all the time for financial reasons. The recession has hit some of these clubs very hard. I could definitely see the Royals trading him to the Yanks. And don’t forget, Cash has spent the past few years stocking our farm system with studs. We are in a good position to get a pitcher like him because we have the prospects and we have the cash to pay a pitcher like this what he deserves.

  277. iiicollies September 22nd, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Oh, yeah.

    BoomBoom just wants to put in a reverse jinx

    Right?

  278. haiku-man September 22nd, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    In my worst grammar.Zack ain’t afraid of nuttin!!

  279. vtyankeefan-the original!! September 22nd, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Lets go Yanks!! I’d love to see Mantle’s number posted tonight!!

  280. Bob September 22nd, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Duly noted Doreen.

  281. hellboy 5 September 22nd, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    u guys can go to sleep this game will be over by the first innings anyways 10-0 Angels
    ………………………….

    boomboom MUST be a Yankee fan. A true Red Sox troll wouldn’t say the Yankees can hold the Angels to ONLY 10 runs in the first inning.

  282. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Tarheel makes an excellent point.

  283. Dave J. September 22nd, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Why shouldn’t we try and buy good players from other teams? The rest of baseball is our farm system.

  284. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    BOOM BOOM, go play in traffic.

  285. Sey September 22nd, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Notice that only bad teams in our division have given up? Other bad teams like Cleveland, KC, Oakland etc. haven’t.

  286. hellboy 5 September 22nd, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    hey boomboom, you really think your yankees can make it to the playoffs?

  287. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    “We probably see Greinke next Monday.”

    Regular turn would be Sunday. Why would they hold him back?

  288. Jon September 22nd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    lets get a picture of the mick up there now. because torre will be there til tomorrow

  289. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    “BUT, I feel like it’s time for Pete to go.

    No offense, he’s done a great job, but now he’s the enemy.”

    How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
    To have a thankless child!
    William Shakespeare, “King Lear”, Act 1 scene 4

  290. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I revise earlier post.

    Average age in here must be 9 or 10.

  291. haiku-man September 22nd, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    When you call Giradi bad for his decisions,think Francona.

    Lester or Beckett should have been up against Zack tonight.

  292. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Dave J.
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    Why shouldn’t we try and buy good players from other teams? The rest of baseball is our farm system.
    ——————————————–
    DEREK JETER
    MARIANO RIVERA
    ANDY PETTITTE
    JORGE POSADA
    ROBINSON CANO
    PHIL HUGHES
    BERNIE WILLIAMS

    All home grown talent.

    And these players, all key members of championship teams, were obtained in what seemed like minor trades:
    PAUL O’NEIIL (

  293. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    duh torre #6.

  294. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    PAUL O’NEILL
    SCOTT BROSIUS

  295. Realist September 22nd, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Sox are not even trying to catch us.

    They could have pitched Beckett today (his regular turn in the rotation) and that would line him up for Sunday. They could have had Lester-DiceK-Beckett going. Instead, they are letting the gimpy Wakefield start against us.

    Stop fearing a team that doesn’t want to win the division.

  296. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Tarheelyank September 22nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    “Quality of posts are real bad. Is this the demise of a once proud blog?”

    No.

    BUT, I feel like it’s time for Pete to go.

    No offense, he’s done a great job, but now he’s the enemy.

    I do not want to read what Pete has to say about the Yankees-Sox this weekend.

    Bring on Sam.

    ——–
    Take it or leave it but Sam’s job doesnt begin until next week. With comments like these, maybe Pete should just stop posting all together. It’s not appreciated and its not part of his job description to update us throughout the day. He can write his stories for the paper and be done with it. Sounds like thats what you want Tarheel.

  297. Giambi Mustache Squad September 22nd, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Greinke for a “couple” yanks prospects? Shirley, you can’t be serious. Look at his age, his numbers, his contract.

  298. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Rob,

    But there is no shot they are going to trade him this offseason. They locked him up last offseason for a reason and keep in mind when they resigned him the recession was in full force and no players were getting big contracts. They knew what they were in for.

    Halladay is 32 and only had a year and a half left on his contract and look what they wanted for him. What do you think it will take to get the current Cy Young winner with 3 years left on his contract?

  299. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    realist

    who is fearing the redsox.

    we are merely using them to beat LA for us.

    then we can kick them to the curb.

  300. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    MG – don’t we have the highest % of homegrown players in the AL?

  301. Mazz September 22nd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    You know who else I would love to buy? Josh Johnson.

    Can you imagine if Cashman is able to obtain Greinke AND Johnson this winter?

  302. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Yeah and the Red Sox don’t buy and trade players: J.D. drew, Dice-k, Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, David Ortiz, Jason Bay, Billy Wagner, Okajima, Ramon Ramirez. Get a clue !

  303. Peter Abraham September 22nd, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    People:

    Please do not respond to trolls. It only feeds their pathetic need for attention. Alert me to them and I will ban them,

    As for the quality of my posts, I’ll happily put my blog up against anybody else’s in this market. I have not changed a thing.

  304. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Mazz, why dont they just get Pujols while they are at it?

  305. Smacketh Downeth September 22nd, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    This is the game thread. Posts are always, always crazy and sometimes substandard. Never Pete’s fault. Fast and furious, maybe no time for introspection. Hopefully Pete will keep posting.

  306. Expectation. Reality. September 22nd, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Expectation:
    The Yankees are due for a win against the Angels.

    Reality:
    ?

  307. #27 This year September 22nd, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Cmon guadin

  308. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    You know who else I would love to buy? I want to buy Superman. That dude can really range toward 2d base from SS. And talk about power. And, and… The Hulk, yeah. Hulkster. Hulkster catching, blocking… the… plate. And Spiderman, climbing the walls in CF, shooting the web stuff to bring balls back into the park…

  309. Johnny D. September 22nd, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    The only way we win the division is if the Sux lose.

  310. able 21 September 22nd, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    To urge Pete to leave right now seems quite over the top to me.

    It suggests that this blog is something more than a social sports distraction (it is not) and that what we say has life or death significance (ut doesn’t)

    For those who spend that much time here and think their words are so important that it warrants the Moderator leaving prematurely, I feel sorry for you. He doesn’t deserve that.

    That said, I think this is a nice place where one shouldn’t think that way

  311. able 21 September 22nd, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    To urge Pete to leave right now seems quite over the top to me.

    It suggests that this blog is something more than a social sports distraction (it is not) and that what we say has life or death significance (ut doesn’t)

    For those who spend that much time here and think their words are so important that it warrants the Moderator leaving prematurely, I feel sorry for you. He doesn’t deserve that.

    That said, I think this is a nice place where one shouldn’t think that way

  312. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    NYY626
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:39 pm
    MG – don’t we have the highest % of homegrown players in the AL?
    —————————————-
    that’s a really good question, the Yankees have a very high % this year:
    Jeter
    Mo
    Andy
    Joba
    Hughes
    Coke
    Robertson

    Cano
    Posada
    Melky
    Gardner
    Aceves (signed as a free agent from the Mexican league but was originally signed by the Jays
    Pena
    Cervelli

    that’s about half of the top 28, did I miss any?

  313. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Is that a Pete imposter?

    By quality of posts, I meant the people posting here, not you Pete, if that really was you.

  314. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I once bought the 6 million dollar man. Then he ran away.

    Nobody’s catching that guy.

  315. Mazz September 22nd, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Cliff,

    I wish… tha’s not realistic though that STL will trade him.

    We also have no position for him unless he wants to be a DH…

  316. chris September 22nd, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I have a low expectation for this team. I just hope they won’t get no-hit/perfect gamed by the Angels…..that’s all I am asking for.

  317. Homer's Bush September 22nd, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I’m not sure why watching a great pitcher pitch always stirs up the ‘Yankees should trade for him immediately’ debates. They’re not going to trade for Greinke any time soon … so it’s a moot point.

    I must admit though … the headline ‘Greinke a Yankee’ has a splendid ring to it.

  318. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Greinke has two hit shut out thru six.

  319. Mike September 22nd, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I have to give Byrd credit

    he turned 1 IP, 5 ER into 6 IP, 5 ER. He might even go 7.

  320. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    “I once bought the 6 million dollar man. Then he ran away.

    Nobody’s catching that guy.”

    What did you pay for him? :)

  321. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    “I have to give Byrd credit

    he turned 1 IP, 5 ER into 6 IP, 5 ER. He might even go 7.”

    Yeah, he’s just like Joba, except he also gives you length ;)

  322. Rob September 22nd, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Dodgers did it the right way… they let Kershaw start all the way until September, shut him down for 3 weeks, and are now slowly starting to build him up out of the pen so he’s ready to start for the playoffs.

    Torre knows how to handle young pitching… Cashman/Girardi don’t.

  323. j September 22nd, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I rather have Byrd than Joba. Period.

  324. vtyankeefan-the original!! September 22nd, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    In reference to the previous thread- There is probably no talk of winning the division or even the wild card with the contributions of Andy Pettitte. We certainly wouldn’t be enjoying the “magic numbers” Pete has been posting

  325. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    “Torre knows how to handle young pitching… Cashman/Girardi don’t.”

    Joke, right?

  326. vtyankeefan-the original!! September 22nd, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    should read without the contributions of Andy Pettitte

  327. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Mazz really wants the Yankees to get Pujols. Why stop there, let them get every player from both All Star teams and have a Spring training competition to find the best 25 and an extra 9 starting pitchers in case of injury. So what if the payroll is $600,000,000.

    That should take care of any concerns about not winning the World Series every year…NOT

  328. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Greinke out, shoot, 3 innings out of the KC pen

  329. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    MG See the article below. We are top in the AL, 2nd in the MLB behind the Rockies

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....Id=rss_mlb

  330. vtyankeefan-the original!! September 22nd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Anyone got Scott Proctor on speed dial?

  331. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    yeah maybe Pete should have to do his job blindfolded until he leaves. We wouldn’t want him taking Yankee state secrets over to the enemy.

    He could be yapping to Theo all the clubhouse dirt soon.
    What music Swisher listens to. What deodorant Posada uses. What flavor of contraband ice cream Mo Rivera is eating. How CC makes those pants baggy.

    Loose lips sink Yankee ships.
    Hopefully this won’t cause any playoff losses.

  332. able 21 September 22nd, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    “Torre knows how to handle young pitching… Cashman/Girardi don’t.”

    Is that a Scott Proctor quote?

  333. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    ummmmm – pitching change in KC

  334. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    “Anyone got Scott Proctor on speed dial?”

    You mean anyone besides Dr. Andrews?

  335. Art September 22nd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Imposter or not (and hopefully not since I would think the blog software would not let anyone but Pete post with his website address); what Peter Abraham posted is right on the money. The trolls are out of control and should be ignored.

  336. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    mick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    Joba of the short attention span was made for the bullpen and will comfortable and relaxed, ala Phil Hughes, once he gets back there. No demotion of course, completely by accident. He will be called on early in the ALDS and will deliver. He will feel important again.
    ====

    Actually, it’s the fanbase that has the short attention span.

    They don’t grasp that developing a starting pitcher isn’t an overnight enterprise.

    It’s frankly laughable, reading the ultimate statements made here by some people here, who think Joba has committed some crime against nature by going through some failure.

    Well he’s committed no crime, and you all are not his probation officer, nor are you his mummy.

  337. jennifer September 22nd, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Mike September 22nd, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I have to give Byrd credit

    he turned 1 IP, 5 ER into 6 IP, 5 ER. He might even go 7.
    **********

    Jobber is that you?

  338. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    “Torre knows how to handle young pitching…” :shock:

  339. Art September 22nd, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Actually – as far as I am concerned — if Pete was able to do a Red Sox and a Yankees blog I would read them both. He is a master blogger and a damn funny guy. We are quite lucky having had him.

  340. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    why are you so defensive Bodd?

    All I said was not to be surprised if Joba comes up big out of the pen in the ALDS.

  341. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Come on Yankees!! We need a W in Anahiem!

  342. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    murphydog
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:49 pm
    “I have to give Byrd credit
    he turned 1 IP, 5 ER into 6 IP, 5 ER. He might even go 7.”
    Yeah, he’s just like Joba, except he also gives you length
    ====

    Hahhahaha.

    Too bad he’s a washed up piece of crap with a drug record, and Joba has the excuse of being a young pitcher on an innings limit, whom the Yankees are actually trying to develop so they can finally have a homegrown pitching-centric future.

    The butt of jokes should be the stupid fanbase who can’t hold the piss, because they’d rather go out and get the Kevin Browns of the world.

  343. BJK September 22nd, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    j
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:49 pm
    I rather have Byrd than Joba. Period.

    ————————————————–

    Hahaha. Thanks for that. What’s the rest of your set like? I love stand-up comedy.

  344. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    “Let’s say Alex makes a boneheaded play, I am not going to want to hear about from you. Sorry to be blunt.
    You should defer to Sam for the weekend.”

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

    For real?????

  345. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    “Let’s say Alex makes a boneheaded play, I am not going to want to hear about from you. Sorry to be blunt.”

    tarheelyank-

    well just don’t read him then.

    i’m going to read what he says here, and then i’m going to read what he says at the globe. he’s a good sportswriter and he’s given us a more access to the yankees than fans usually get.

    you don’t read anyone at the globe? isn’t that a little limiting?

  346. Yank1 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    “I have to give Byrd credit

    he turned 1 IP, 5 ER into 6 IP, 5 ER. He might even go 7.”

    LOL

  347. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Just going over some older posts:

    Sam taking over for the playoffs is good news for us as he’s got a good sense of humor.

  348. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    mick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    why are you so defensive Bodd?
    All I said was not to be surprised if Joba comes up big out of the pen in the ALDS.
    ===

    Sorry, mick. Nothing personal. I am just friggin’ SICK of the neophytes here and on other sites who are burying this kid.

    Really, I wish these people would just find another team to root for. Cashman is committed to developing our own starters, and those who say they’re gung-ho for this are the first to gripe and ridicule this kid and question his mettle.

    I’m just glad Cashman is smarter than these dopes. I’ve had it with the phony morality and the clueless assumptions.

    Had it.

  349. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    It looks like Bryd is running on fumes. KC is about to break score some more. KC better not bring in Farnsworthless in the 8th inning.

  350. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Joba is a mess right now, whatever the combination of causes. A good bit of it is his own fault: a DUI, reporting to camp out of shape, all on top of the usual rookie starter ups-and-downs. The truth is that he made everything harder than it had to be.

    I’m not giving up on the kid, just noting what can’t be denied.

  351. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    To those who think Joba is a starter for life, it is not written in stone.

    As I said at the beginning of the season, this was an experiment. Another season like this and he will definitely be back in the pen.

    The same thing happened to Goose Gossage and look where he wound up.

  352. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Pete does his job and does it well. Why read his blog if you don’t like him?

  353. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    “he’s a good sportswriter and he’s given us a more access to the yankees than fans usually get.”

    amen to that.

    why anyone would want fewer days of that, is beyond me.

  354. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    here comes hit 200.

  355. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Man – I totally missed the chat/blog status post! Good to know there is a transition plan in place.

  356. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Oh please don’t let it be one of those 60 inch strike zone nights.

  357. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    “he’s a good sportswriter and he’s given us a more access to the yankees than fans usually get.”

    amen to that.

    why anyone would want fewer days of that, is beyond me.
    ________________________________________________________________
    Some people are acting out of frustration because Pete is leaving us. Its like kids who act out when their parents get divorced.

  358. Yankee44 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    WIDE strike zone tonight.

  359. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    why does the angels play by play guy scream after every play?

  360. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    The Yanks have handled Joba poorly.

    There are other ways they could have approached this innings limit.

    Let’s face it , Cashman’s heart is in the right place but his track record re: pitchers is poor.

    I hope they don’t repeat this with Hughes as he is comfortable out there anyway and might not want to start.

  361. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Good evening folks-

    I was rather passed out on my couch for a while tonight. Who loves west coast road trips :roll:

  362. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    well – a K’s not the best way to start

  363. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Awesome :grin:

  364. murphydog September 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Sam Borden is a better writer than you realize. Not sports writer. He’s very good at that. I mean writer.

    Nobody else can be Pete Abe, just like nobody else can be Joe Torre. Sam is a solid enough writer, however, that he doesn’t have to try to be Pete to be successful. He can just be himself.

    Much as I’m going to miss Mr. Abe, I’m looking forward to Sam’s arrival. Life, like the show, must go on.

  365. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Did I fall asleep at the wheel again?

    When was it announced who is taking over this blog???

  366. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    MLB network has the My9 feed, listening to Physioc and ‘Hud’ is like fingernails against a blackboard.

  367. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I’m seriously not getting some of the hostility towards Peter.

    Its baffling. He’s gone above and beyond for us while he’s been responsible for this blog. He doesn’t deserve to be treated with such contempt, just because he has the nerve to take a great career opportunity that opened up for him. Sheesh.

  368. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Come on now…we wasted an early opportunity last night…we need some RUNS!

  369. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Nice. Now please Alex, at least a sac fly.

  370. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    “The Sanskrit term Bodhisattva is the name given to anyone who, motivated by great compassion,”

    bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes -

    shouldn’t you have more compassion for what you call “the stupid fanbase” ? :)

  371. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    We are on tonite and will win this game. They are tired of losing and are coming out swinging. Look for a big 1st inning. Gaudin will tantalize.

  372. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    The stats ARod has against the Angles are downright insane.

  373. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    Did I fall asleep at the wheel again?

    When was it announced who is taking over this blog???
    ——-

    A couple posts back – some time in the middle of “the afternoon of meetings” :)

  374. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    missed that memo too Erica.

  375. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Erica, it’s in the vido chat post. Sam Borden in going to be the guy for the time being.

  376. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Rishi
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    Did I fall asleep at the wheel again?

    When was it announced who is taking over this blog???
    ——-

    A couple posts back – some time in the middle of “the afternoon of meetings”
    *****

    Wow. I must have been working much harder today then I realized

  377. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Of course they are chasing out of the zone. The ump has the Greg Maddux strike zone going!

  378. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    matsui to bomb one.

  379. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    mick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    To those who think Joba is a starter for life, it is not written in stone.
    As I said at the beginning of the season, this was an experiment. Another season like this and he will definitely be back in the pen.
    The same thing happened to Goose Gossage and look where he wound up.
    ====

    Emphatically disagree.

    If Joba winds up in the BP, it will be because his arm can’t tolerate starting.

    Joba needs more stamina, more core strength, and to build up his arm for starting.

    Did you think he would magically be a shutdown starter because he amped it up to 98 and got people swinging at his slider out of the bullpen?

    He has a very good changeup. Do you realize pitchers spend careers chasing that illusive pitch? Look at AJ – he’s got a good one, and yet he doesn’t trust it. Joba is a peace with his good changeup. Once he gets his velo/command back – and he will – that opens up worlds for him on his offspeed stuff.

    Joba may look ugly right now, but if you think the Yankees are going to waste that arm in the bullpen, I don’t know what to tell you.

    Again, nothing personal. I’m simply incredulous about the premature jacking going on all over the internet about a kid in his first full season as a starter. Let him fail a little —- that’s part of the process. Look at Maddux, Santana, and as GB7 pointed out – Ron friggin’ Guidry.

    These guys would have all been in the bullpen were it up to Yankee fans. What’d they become? Dominant starters. Get a clue.

  380. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I didn’t see it either, Erica. But I’m just catching up on today’s posts now.

  381. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Anybody that can get a run in?

  382. Art September 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Delcarmen again? I guess Bosox are throwing in the towel.

  383. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Erica-

    Me too- I rarely miss a post…just went back and found it after someone mentioned it…

  384. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Santana looks like a completely different pitcher against lefties and righties. Buckner is calling that down and out of the zone pitch a strike and it made both Jeter and Arod chase bad ones.

  385. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    I’m seriously not getting some of the hostility towards Peter.

    Its baffling. He’s gone above and beyond for us while he’s been responsible for this blog. He doesn’t deserve to be treated with such contempt, just because he has the nerve to take a great career opportunity that opened up for him. Sheesh.
    *****

    I agree with you 100% Angel. I do not understand it all.

    (I am also partically wondering if this “new job” is Pete going to Boston to infiltrate the Boston organization… :-))

  386. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    It’s the fall, so A-ROD must be stinking it up again.

  387. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I love Alex but I must admit I get a bit annoyed when he comes up short at this point in the season. (Last time I looked it was my right to feel this way!) Same thing last night – didn’t get the runners in.

    WUWT?!

  388. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Come on now Jorge!

  389. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    randy l.
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    “The Sanskrit term Bodhisattva is the name given to anyone who, motivated by great compassion,”
    bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes -
    shouldn’t you have more compassion for what you call “the stupid fanbase” ?
    =====

    I have compassion for the stupid, too. That doesn’t make them less stupid.

  390. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Jorge, you got this.

  391. Nick in SF in Larkspur September 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    What kind of Yankee locker room access will Pete have as an out-of-town reporter during the World Series?

  392. Nick in SF in Larkspur September 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    What kind of Yankee locker room access will Pete have as an out-of-town reporter during the World Series?

  393. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Rishi
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    Erica-

    Me too- I rarely miss a post…just went back and found it after someone mentioned it…
    *****

    I am completely blaming it on the 3 foot tower of tax returns on my desk right now

  394. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    ok Posada (aka the only one to get hits last night) let’s do this

  395. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    A-Rod is already in his postseason format?

  396. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Good eye by Matsui working the walk, maybe Melky and Cano should take a lesson from him

  397. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I would love a blow out game

    I can really use sleep

  398. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    MG
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    Santana looks like a completely different pitcher against lefties and righties. Buckner is calling that down and out of the zone pitch a strike and it made both Jeter and Arod chase bad ones.

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

    That pitch getting called a strike is why Jeter and ARod had to chase the bad ones. I think it’s less of a lefty righty thing than it is a bad umpire thing.

  399. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Wait- I really want a YANKEE blow out game-

    Lets go Yankees!!!!!
    (clap clap clap)

  400. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    “Some people are acting out of frustration because Pete is leaving us. Its like kids who act out when their parents get divorced”

    great. two Thanksgiving dinners. One at the Bordens, One at the Abrahams.

    I know what will happen. I’ll have to spend every other weekend with Pete and he’ll drag me off to those yucky Patriot games.

  401. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Oh Well

  402. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I hate this stadium and that team. What is it about this place??!??!

  403. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Bodd

    get a clue? not neccesary.

    some guys make better relievers. you forget mo?

    gossage you conveniently ignored.

    it’s my gut feeling. give him another shot next year and we’ll know for sure.

  404. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    wow…traffic jam on the base path.

  405. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Erica –

    I have no excuse. I spend waaaay too much time on here reading (not really posting – why is it I feel less guilty reading along than posting along)?

    I had meetings – but plenty of time to get caught up :)

    Did have a nice AIM chat with one of the Red Sox fan cousins – he’s very excited for their new blogger ;)

  406. Patrick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    The failure of that inning is all on A-rod, pathetic at-bat by my boy ALex

  407. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Of course…

  408. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Ugh.. again with the balls that die in the air… and land short.

  409. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    And watch Gaudin put us in a hole right away. Can’t blame him, he isn’t very good but the offense should realize this and take advantage of golden opportunities like they just had.

  410. Nick in SF in Larkspur September 22nd, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Sorry for the double post, but I really want to know.

  411. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Even Michael Kay said “Here we go again”. This is what they do here, and there’s absolutely zero reason for it. Santana is friggin’ terrible. I don’t understand it, and I’m really quite sick of it.

  412. Mike September 22nd, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Anyone not in the NYC area watching this game? MLB Network has the Rangers game for me (Buffalo).

  413. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Good luck to the board regs tonight. Five minutes of reading and it’s already reading like a Special Ed class.

  414. Brian from NJ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Are people really getting ARod alredy? Didn’t he hit a homer last night AND get a hit in the 9th inning? You people are ridiculous. This WHOLE team is playing bad baseball right now. It’s not ARod’s fault.

    Let’s hope Gaudin gets an equally wide strike zone.

  415. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Rishi
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    Did I fall asleep at the wheel again?

    When was it announced who is taking over this blog???
    ——-

    A couple posts back – some time in the middle of “the afternoon of meetings”
    *****

    Wow. I must have been working much harder today then I realized
    ———–
    Erica I didnt see it either. I think Pete slipped it in there after the fact. Or something. Not sure.

  416. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Can people wait to criticize Gaudin tonight until he actually does something to deserve criticism????

    A bad offensive inning does not equal bad pitching

  417. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Patrick

    The umpire screwed ARod and Jeter in that inning. Calling those wide strikes early in the count made them chase it later and it got them struck out.

  418. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    They just are too uptight in LaLaLand. Sciosia is in their head and knows we are afraid of them. Not the sign of a championship team.

  419. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Stat: 27 times we’ve stranded 2 or more men on base in the first inning. This leads the majors. Just sayin’.

  420. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Christina-

    I think you are right. I may have been working hard, but I never miss posts. I smell a conspiracy…..

  421. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    mick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    Bodd
    get a clue? not neccesary.
    some guys make better relievers. you forget mo?
    gossage you conveniently ignored.
    it’s my gut feeling. give him another shot next year and we’ll know for sure.
    ===

    I already said it’s not personal, and that I’m addressing the issue. If you choose to take it personally, that is your choice.

    Again: if you think the Yankees are wasting an arm like that in the BP, you are greatly deceived. Why don’t you ask Brian Cashman – don’t take my word for it.

    I see him on the elevator at the Stadium every few games. He’s chatty and accessible among fans. Ask him if he wants to put this guy in the bullpen.

  422. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Sox scored. 5 -1 with the elf on third

  423. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    where was that pitch?? Who is behind the plate tonight??

    speed kills…by the way.

  424. terpbomber September 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    A 1-2-3 inning! Looks like the Yankees mean business tonight.

  425. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    boston gets a run but colon gets out of the inning with only a run. 5-1

  426. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Donnie – Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O’Neill Banner
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    Stat: 27 times we’ve stranded 2 or more men on base in the first inning. This leads the majors. Just sayin’
    *****

    But we have still managed to win 95 games anyway

  427. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    That was pretty. Nice inning for Chad.

  428. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Gardner just made a play against the Angels that normally drops in against us. That’s cool.

  429. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    gosh darn that Chad Gaudin getting three quick outs!!! How dare he!!!

  430. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Sam Borden did a great job with the Daily News blog before Feinsand and McCaron ruined it. HE WILL BE GREAT…he’s a nice guy too…

    In other news, the gritty, the gutty, Gardner in center…its time for Melky to ride the pine…

  431. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Nice job, Gaudin.

    Great job by Gardner to pick him up.

    Really hope Gaudin keeps this up. It’d be nice to have a consistent, solid 4th pitcher.

  432. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Big game especially with Boston Losing. Right now this isn’t so much about the standings, it’s the Yanks being able to score runs and beat the A’s in their home ball park. Still taking 2 of 3 here would give them some good momentum.

  433. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    They are just too uptight in LaLaLand. Sciosia knows we are afraid of them and has his team aware of it. Not the sign of a championship team.

  434. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    “Some people are acting out of frustration because Pete is leaving us. Its like kids who act out when their parents get divorced.”

    I’m excited. Two Thanksgivings. Double the presents.

    Pancakes at Sam’s house for breakfast. Red Bull and Pretzels at Pete’s for lunch.

    The only downfall – every other weekend I might get stuck having to watch the dopey Patriots. :-(

  435. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    nice 9 pitch inning by gaudin

  436. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    hello.

  437. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Cano has been just awesome.

    Can we please score him? I hear that helps wins games.

  438. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    There we go Cano

  439. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    CANO – just clear the bases when he’s at bat!

  440. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    46 doubles?? Robbie is a beast, and he’s a monster with no men on base.

  441. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    This strike zone is going to get someone thrown out of the game.

  442. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Cano is awful with runners on…but amazing with no one on…

    why not let him lead off!

  443. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Mick, welcome back to earth, hows Yankee heaven been treating you???

  444. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Come on Nick cut down that swing and make contact to get the runner over

  445. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Rishi…lets just use “Ghosties”..lol

  446. m September 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Spring training drill JUST for Robi Cano. Put men on base (mix it up, sometimes 1st & 2nd, lone man on 3rd) every single at-bat.

  447. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Trisha says hello. She is having some posting difficulties but hopes to return soon. In the meantime she asked me to post this- (Sad faces mean you have been eliminated)

    2009 YANKEE WINS PREDICTION CHART

    Created on April 6, 2009

    poster # of games

    TOMPASS 124 :(
    S.O.S. 118 :(
    ROB THOMPSON 110 :(
    *RAYVT 107 :(
    #2 FOR PREZ 106
    *ANGEL 105
    PEL 105
    BACKBENCH 105
    *TOM B 104
    DR. COX 104
    TRISHA 103
    VSPOT 103
    KEVIN IN CT 102
    NICK IN SF 102
    YANKEESJTJ 102
    GLOBAL WARMING 102
    MG 102
    THE PREDIKTER 101
    *L-tothe2ND 101
    LORI 100
    MEL 100
    TEX’S NEW BF 100
    PATRICK 100
    *ERICA 100
    BARDOS 99
    VIN 99
    JENNIFER 99
    ED 99
    *NYY626 99
    DT 99
    *STEVE-B 99
    LAURA 98
    PETE ABE 98
    RISHI 98
    RUSSW210 98
    CLAYB 98
    DOREEN 98
    RB15 98
    TOM IN NJ 97
    FRAN 97
    S.A. 97
    HOKIEHILL 97
    UNCLE ELLSWORTH 97
    #2 FOR PREZ 96
    GAYLE 96
    PAT 96
    WESTERNER99 96
    PSYLUCK 96
    STEVEB 96
    MICHAEL KAY 96
    JOHN IN OHIO 95
    MARK 95
    B-DAVE 94 :(
    *WAIT TIL THEY COME 94 :(
    *haiku-man 62 :(

    * added 7/29 or later

  448. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Is Pete taking over for Adam Kilgore on the Extra Bases blog?

  449. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Joe B

    Among other reasons, probably because Derek Jeter is in the running for the MVP while batting lead off! LOL!

  450. Sean Serritella September 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    *Alert!* Pee Wee Herman is going to be on the Jay Leno show!

  451. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Bodd

    What about Mo and Goose? Or do you just ignore what you don’t agree with?

    Cashman in the elevator? Are you serious.

  452. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Joe B
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    Rishi…lets just use “Ghosties”..lol
    ———-

    Done!

    Either that or the runners need to crouch down behind the umpires or something so he can’t see them ;)

  453. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    “Some people are acting out of frustration because Pete is leaving us. Its like kids who act out when their parents get divorced.”

    I’m excited. Two Thanksgivings. Double the presents.

    Pancakes at Sam’s house for breakfast. Red Bull and Pretzels at Pete’s for lunch.

    The only downfall – every other weekend I might get stuck having to watch the dopey Patriots
    *****

    Personally, it reminds me of the episode of beverly Hills 90210 when the Walshes thought they were moving back to Minnesota and Steve started being really mean to Brandon cause he was so upset he was leaving.

  454. Sean Serritella September 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Holy smoke, he’s actually on now! Hurry! Your hero!

  455. antisocial scrooge September 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    when’s the last time arod had a day off?

  456. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Is Paul Reubens a righty or lefty?

  457. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    antisocial scrooge
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    when’s the last time arod had a day off?
    *****

    Thursday

  458. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Come on Derek…we have to start getting these runs in!

  459. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    mick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    Bodd
    get a clue? not neccesary.
    some guys make better relievers. you forget mo?
    gossage you conveniently ignored.
    it’s my gut feeling. give him another shot next year and we’ll know for sure.
    ===

    I already said it’s not personal, and that I’m addressing the issue. If you choose to take it personally, that is your choice.

    Again: if you think the Yankees are wasting an arm like that in the BP, you are greatly deceived. Why don’t you ask Brian Cashman – don’t take my word for it.

    I see him on the elevator at the Stadium every few games. He’s chatty and accessible among fans. Ask him if he wants to put this guy in the bullpen.
    ————–

    Erica, we may need to stand by the elevators next week to speak with Mr. Cashman about our plans. Are you game?

  460. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    GGBG…

    this I know

  461. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    My confidence in this team is waning…

  462. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Pee Wee hasn’t aged a day.

  463. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    antisocial scrooge
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    when’s the last time arod had a day off?
    —————

    Been asking that the last 2-3 games, if we can’t remember, it’s been too long

  464. stuart September 22nd, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    shocking cano gets a hit with no one on base, swisher swings over the top of a off speed pitch, arod has a very unproductive AB.. SHocking…………

    they are in a funk…………….

  465. Sean Serritella September 22nd, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    “Is Paul Reubens a righty or lefty?”

    I’m not sure. I’m sure the cop knows!

  466. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Erica, we may need to stand by the elevators next week to speak with Mr. Cashman about our plans. Are you game?
    *****

    Sure, I always enjoy a good stalking!

  467. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    come on Jetes

  468. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Alex had a day off on thursday – like everyone else

  469. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm
    antisocial scrooge
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    when’s the last time arod had a day off?
    *****

    Thursday

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

    Like when the team did – duh! – fair enough :)

  470. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    no RBI from Jeter, I guess

  471. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Sickening.

  472. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    stupid breaking balls…….

  473. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    why you swing like that?! so fxxxking ugly
    OMG

  474. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    that was truly pathetic

  475. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC………………..

  476. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Pee Wee’s off already, shucks.

  477. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    did that look as bad in real life as it did on gameday?

  478. stuart September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    wow jeter with another prductive AB…

    ugly………….

  479. The Other Phil September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Everyone in the park knew Santana was throwing those pitches. Except the Yankees I guess…

  480. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Anyone wanna try to find new ways to talk about how lethargic and Godawful this offense is right now? I’m pretty much spent.

  481. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    This reminds me of a little league games earlier this summer. Kids would get on base but nobody would come home.

  482. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    You got 3-1 count, take one.

  483. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Jamey Wright comes in for KC and walks Ortiz on 4 pitches

  484. jake September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    The sucky offense CONTINUES…SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE

  485. RalphieD (OPPC) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    that slider is a terrific pitch but the yankees are swinging at it too much

  486. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    everyone knows the outside sliders are coming except the hitters apparently.

  487. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    The Yankee hitters look like little league hitters trying to hit Santana’s curve ball in dirt. They earn millions of dollars a year for this??

  488. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    JZ-

    Is it past your bedtime?? Please try to post something intelligent without having to resort to profanity. You post like a 12 year old girl

  489. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Has Santana thrown an breaking ball for an actually strike?

    Jeter should be smarter than that…

    the umps zone isn’t helping…better go both ways.

  490. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Risp folks.

  491. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Ohhh my magic number is 2 to being eliminated. :-(

  492. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    mick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm
    Bodd
    What about Mo and Goose? Or do you just ignore what you don’t agree with?
    Cashman in the elevator? Are you serious.
    ====

    Neither Gossage nor Rivera had enough of a repertoire to be starting material.

    Not sure what you mean about being serious re Cashman. That he’s accessible and polite on the elevator?

  493. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    The Yanks couldn’t score a runner from 3rd if they were facing the King and his Court…….(pitcher, cather & 1 fielder on defense)

  494. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Where is Pat M.?

    Not at this game, I hope!
    Yanks could use a win against these guys.

  495. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Bay down swinging

  496. RS September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Jeter has been similar to Cano this season, though not as drastic. Leading off an inning he does a great job of getting on base, but his RISP numbers have been down this year.

  497. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    “So far they’ve managed to leave three runners on base — two in scoring position — in the first two innings.”

    They’ve left FOUR on base and THREE in scoring position.

  498. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    is it true that the yankees don’t hit well when cano is in scoring position ?

  499. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    antisocial scrooge September 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    when’s the last time arod had a day off?

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

    Not including the the off days(10th and 17th) I believe he had a day off on the 6th and one of the games on the 7th

  500. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Chad is fooling them. He doesn’t have the greatest stuff on earth but seems like he can fool them. Good, maybe we can squeeze a run out of this offense somehow and win 1-0.

  501. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    gaudin isn’t getting the outside breaking ball like santana

  502. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    look… the angels can lay off outside sliders.

  503. chris September 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    4 on. 3 RISP. 2 innings.

  504. m September 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I hate that this effeminate pitcher is making our guys look silly.

    Go, Dan!

  505. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    You folks crap me up with your complaining about the offsense.

    You are complaining that no one is hitting and we are leaving men on base. That is a big oxymoron. Which is it??

    If we are not hitting anything, there would be no one on base.

    The law of avergaes says, if you keep putting men on base, eventually you will get the run in. Meanwhile, so far tonight in two innings there has been a Yankee on third both times.

    Am I happy the run has not scored? No. But its encouraging they are getting to third base. And its the 2nd inning so lets just sit tight

  506. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Erica, wash your hands and have your supper.
    don’t hide in basement all day long.

  507. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I believe Pat M is at the game…

    at least Texas is losing :)

  508. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    >no RBI from Jeter, I guess

    4 RBI for September

    Last RBI: 09/15/09

    He can thank the bottom of the lineup for that.

  509. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    bodd

    No, that he would talk shop with fans. They don’t call him Mr. Stealth for nothing.

  510. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    They can not throw anything from the center of the plate in. Gaudin will be rubbing up a new ball if he does.

  511. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    Where is Pat M.?

    Not at this game, I hope!
    Yanks could use a win against these guys.
    ****

    He is.

    I told him to shower before he goes. He better have listened

  512. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Sox down to their last out…..Casey CROTCHMAN hitting

  513. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Drew down swinging, two outs for the Sox

  514. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Nice error by KC, Sox still alive of course

  515. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    C’mon Wright – one more RS out, please

  516. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Maybe if Texas loses the pressure will be off?

    Never mind…what was I thinking

  517. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Lots of focus on Sox’s losing, just speaks volumes on how poorly the Yanks are playing

  518. RS September 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Santana’s pitching so far reminds me of how Joba used to pitch. He’d always get himself into jams and then get hitters to bail out on an unhittable slider.

  519. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    This Kendry Morales fellow is very annoying ;)

  520. GGBG (Magic Number: Yogi) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Error on Butler, Kotchmann on first, Roidtiz on second

  521. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    the baseball IQ on this blog has dropped to an all time low tonight. Jeter looks bad on 2 ABs and he sucks. Batters sometimes just don’t see the ball out of a certain pitchers hand, remember Teix having a similar problem against Guthrie last week?

    Last time I looked, the game is 0-0, I guess that means it’s already a loss in the books for you idiots.

  522. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    just move the magic number – doesn’t matter how

  523. Brian from NJ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I’m not removing blame from our hitters for not getting the job done with RISP. But, it doesn’t help when you know in the back of your mind that this umpire is going to call a strike on any pitch within a foot of the plate.

  524. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    7

  525. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    SOX LOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  526. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    mick
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    bodd
    No, that he would talk shop with fans. They don’t call him Mr. Stealth for nothing.
    ====

    No, dude, he’s much more relaxed with the fans. They’re not writers looking to misquote him or twist what he says to suit “their story.”

    He’s actually very down to earth, cordial, and he’ll talk his version of shop with you.

  527. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Down go the vaunted Sox!

  528. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Todd
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    SOX LOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    =====

    LOL.

    Trisha?

    Perhaps some inspired verse?

  529. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Down to the Mick!

    Yes, something to cheer about!

  530. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    “DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    Where is Pat M.?
    Not at this game, I hope!
    Yanks could use a win against these guys.
    ****
    He is.

    grrr…..
    ok, tomorrow we send a car to pick up Pat. M. before the game.
    hopefully he’ll get in that Tijuana Taxi without too much of a fight.

  531. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Gaudin just went all gangsta on Rivera…

  532. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    hey hopefully the sox can beat anaheim in the playoffs.

  533. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I get by with a little help from my friends………Thanks KC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  534. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Good Job, Gaudin!!

  535. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    pov
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    Lots of focus on Sox’s losing, just speaks volumes on how poorly the Yanks are playing

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

    Or it speaks to an unhealthy obsession with the Red Sox. *shrug*

  536. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I am the Magic #.

  537. m September 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Oh, it’s high stakes now.

    But any Yankee fan would boo lustily for a Sox loss at any time of the year. Even in spring training or an intrasquad game.

    missed the story about “doing it the right way” and Juan Rivera and the look from Scoscia. What was that about?

    And doesn anyone else notice that the Yankee feed is very poor quality tonight?

  538. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    With a Sox loss, now a win would do wonders for morale around here. Me included.

  539. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Todd…I like the reference

  540. Wangawa September 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Gaudin continues to impress… Who knew that we’d be considering this guy for a Game 4 start in the playoffs? Another good move by Cashman that didn’t get a lot of pub.

  541. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Santana hasn’t thrown a strike with that slider since the 1st inning. I’ll predict that the Yankees make an adjustment this inning and stop chasing that pitch, as soon as they do that they will start scoring.

  542. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    “Where is Pat M.?
    Not at this game, I hope!
    Yanks could use a win against these guys.”

    we really need to take up a collection and send pat m on the golfing vacation of his life so he’s stays as far away from appearing at yankee games as possible.

    i would recommend sending him on tour of the scottish british opens courses.

    that should keep him busy until #27 is in the bank.

  543. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    tex’s friend September 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    hey hopefully the sox can beat anaheim in the playoffs.

    Hopefully the Yanks get by the first round so it means something

  544. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA!

    The “lowly” Royals have humbled the Sux once again.

    MAGIC NUMBER TO WIN THE DIVISION IS NOW

  545. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    great story, Pete…thanks :)

  546. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Lefties look like they have a chance at hitting something tonight. Righties not so much so far.

  547. haiku-man September 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Hehehe Sawx lost,KC opened a can of you know what on them.
    I’m lovin it!! KC 5-1

  548. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    all we need is a big inning to break the tension.

  549. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    As sucky as the Angels BP is, I think they’ll buck the trend this time around and beat Boston.

  550. daver September 22nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Tex came to play

  551. jennifer September 22nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    haha No way that story is true. but LOL anyway!

  552. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Good AB for Mark, being aggressive early in the AB doesn’t let him go to his out pitch that big breaking pitch with two strikes

  553. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    AROD!!!!!!!!

  554. Sean Serritella September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Now that was a bizzomb.

  555. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    BANG! AROD! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  556. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I wish A-Rod was clutch :cry:

  557. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!

  558. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    THAT’S WHAT IT’S ABOUT BABY BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  559. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I Love you Alex. A lot. <3

  560. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    First time I’ve ever seen him swing 3-0. :shock:

  561. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    and now folks, the big man WITH AN A-BOMB FROM A-ROD….C YA

  562. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Because of Arod!

  563. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    At this time of year, every fan of a team who is in the race watches the scoreboards.

    And ARod channels the Mick!

    Wow that was hit.

  564. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Alex!! Yay, that was like a Happy Gilmore drive!

  565. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    why are the angels announcers kissing the sox butts?

    dice – k pitching well? 1 start!!!!!!!!!

    red sox hot? did they just lose two in a row to the royals?

  566. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    sox have taken themselves out of regular season mode and are getting ready to beat the angels. not that dumb. resting beckett today so he wouldnt have to waste his time and energy on us was dumb like a fox. tito/theo are slick.

  567. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    A fast ball in a fast ball count…first time all night..

    AROD LOVES PLAYING THE ANGELS!

  568. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    MG
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    Santana hasn’t thrown a strike with that slider since the 1st inning. I’ll predict that the Yankees make an adjustment this inning and stop chasing that pitch, as soon as they do that they will start scoring.
    ——————————————-
    it only took 3 minutes lol

  569. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    hah when that ball landed it looked like a miniature golf obstacle

  570. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I love how the Centerfielder barely moved

  571. Former Box 607 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    WOW. Monster shot by Alex

  572. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Finally, like I just said early in the count fastball

  573. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you, Lord, for Alex Rodriguez.

    Please let Gaudin hold the lead. He’s looked VERY good tonight. Here’s hoping it keeps up.

  574. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    That ball was SMOKED!

    Two homers and a double in his last 4 at bats. Could ARod be heating up just in time for the playoffs?

  575. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    tension broken :)

  576. terpbomber September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    A nice warm-up blast for October…

  577. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    MG-

    Please stop being rational. You stand out way too much

  578. Umz September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Thats a glimpse of why he will go down as one of the greatest hitters ever.

  579. RS September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Arod’s going to get his 600th HR before his 35th birthday…

  580. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    to all the people that were just killing arod saying he was in postseason form. I hope this is it.

  581. Former Box 607 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Catcher interference. Dont see that very often

  582. Brian from NJ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Remember a few minutes ago when some idiots on here were telling us how “ARod is already in postseason form”…LOL! I hope this is postseason form because he has been RAKING lately…BOOOOOOM!

  583. Sean Serritella September 22nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    “I wish A-Rod was clutch”

    Me too.

  584. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Donnie – Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O’Neill Banner
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm
    Thank you, Lord, for Alex Rodriguez.

    Please let Gaudin hold the lead. He’s looked VERY good tonight. Here’s hoping it keeps up.
    *****

    That was beautiful Donnie

    And I am sorry if I was harsh on you last night. It wasn’t you exactly, I was just frustrated with the negativity on the blog. Can we hug it out?

  585. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    arod breaks the tension. we can easily take this series.

  586. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Erica, sorry, I’ll try to do better…

  587. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I wonder if you could do that on purpose…

  588. Dave September 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Why is it always Matsui who has at bats during which a catcher interferes??

  589. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    It did hit the glove, how come Singleton didn’t see it slo-mo? It was clear as day from that front view.

  590. Brian from NJ September 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Haha, was thinking the SAME EXACT THING Benny Blanco!

  591. Wang IS Taiwan September 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Fab story, Pete! Thanks for some old Yankee nostalgia. That Billy…wouldn’t surprise me if it were true, actually. He was a kicker.

  592. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    roger lodge is so annoying its funny.

  593. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I love ARODS new stance…less moving around…I think he is starting to find that small adjustment to hit homeruns. That makes the whole universe happy

  594. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Finally – a couple of breaks go our way! That never happens out here!

  595. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    But… but… Mathis never lets a ball go by. Must be CG.

  596. Sean Serritella September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Let’s not get too high on A-Rod because he hit a home run in the regular season.

    We have yet to see him break that purse slapping, baby hits in the post season.

  597. RalphieD (OPPC) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    “arod breaks the tension. we can easily take this series.”

    im all for optimism but lets try to keep this lead for a bit and win a game first lol

  598. Josh September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Here comes that butcher out of the dugout…oh how he makes my pinstripe blue blood boil.

  599. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    hip hip

  600. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    POSADA!!!!!!

  601. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    HIP HIP! JORGE!

  602. Former Box 607 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    nature boy

    hah when that ball landed it looked like a miniature golf obstacle
    ——————-
    Hilarious observation. It did look like a mini-golf course shot.

  603. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE!

  604. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    GET EM!!

  605. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    haha the yankees came to play tonight :) GO JORGE!!

  606. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE!

  607. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  608. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    BAM

  609. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Hip hip Jorge!!

  610. Wang IS Taiwan September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Sick, Jorge. Ah, some breathing room.

  611. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Double See Yas

  612. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    SEE YA!

    GEORGEY!

    Maybe ARod helped wake up the bats.

  613. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    tack it on.

  614. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Risp success!!

  615. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Posada!

  616. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    This is an absolutely huge inning for them. Until this inning, they’d looked like they had no idea what to do with men on base. Now, they know otherwise. Huge confidence builder.

  617. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    we can all relax now. this game and series is in the bag.

  618. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    if only Jorge could call a decent game maybe the Yankees could win one tonight.

  619. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    See Ya

  620. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    We are going to clinch the playoffs tonight… :grin:

  621. yankeenate September 22nd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I am so grateful for mlb’s home and away option. The Angels guest announcer is annoying.

  622. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Great story about Billy and Mickey, Pete!

  623. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    “roger lodge is so annoying its funny.”

    it’s fun having him watch the yankees hitting bombs.

    reverse jinx.

    i think there’s a lot more guys like him around now that they enforce assault laws.

  624. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I should probably know this but going to ask anyway. Who is 1-4 for the Angels? Obviously Lackey is 1, but where do the other pitchers line up for the postseason?

  625. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Tampa Bay is officially eliminated

    So much for preseason predictions.. hahahahaha

  626. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    erica

    we will clinch against boston as it was meant to be.

  627. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    They have stopped swinging at the Garbage…

    Smart hitting…

    atta boy

  628. Yanks_Fan September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Yeah baby!!! Yanks came to play!

    Too bad some fans can’t see this after jumping the bridge.

  629. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    whomever gave the word about the game being on the MLB network – Thanks!

    Extra Innings had the Angels crew.
    MLB network has the Yankee feed.

  630. Patrick September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    The Yankees offense is beastly…

    Wow great play by Morales to rob a double

  631. RalphieD (OPPC) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    gardner=robbed…good inning!

  632. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Crap that was a nice catch. Darn it. It was well hit.

  633. Dr. Cox September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    “Arod’s going to get his 600th HR before his 35th birthday…”

    No he wont.

  634. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    We hit a ton of balls hard last night but they just didn’t get out…or were at people…glad to see it’s turning around.

  635. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Sean Serritella
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    Let’s not get too high on A-Rod because he hit a home run in the regular season.
    We have yet to see him break that purse slapping, baby hits in the post season.

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

    We wouldn’t dare get excited about A-Rod. Especially knowing you’ll be there like clockwork to rain on the parade.

  636. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I have a massive problem-

    I am going to be away this weekend in Atlantic City. I can watch the games at my favorite bar, but I will miss the probable clinching celebration.

    Normally, I would DVR the game, but that never works out well for me. They lose everytime I DVR.

    I think what I am going to do is try to DVR the postgames only. Saturday is a FOX game. Does anyone know if there will be a YES postgame?

  637. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Is Kazmir coming as their number 2 pitcher now? Lackey, Kazmir/Saunders. Not sure who their 4th is.

  638. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    every time Damon catches a ball it reminds me of the Statue of Liberty torch.

    (sorry Erica… lol)

  639. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    i have to believe at this point, gaudin is the number 4 starter.

  640. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    That was a cool interlude for the magic number, Peter.

    I’m going to miss things like that. :(

  641. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Sean Serritella
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    Let’s not get too high on A-Rod because he hit a home run in the regular season.
    We have yet to see him break that purse slapping, baby hits in the post season.

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

    It’s going to be hard to get to the post season if they don’t actually — you know — win games. A-Rod is pretty critical to that happening

  642. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    weaver

  643. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    “Sean Serritella
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    Let’s not get too high on A-Rod because he hit a home run in the regular season.
    We have yet to see him break that purse slapping, baby hits in the post season.”

    _____________________________

    Spoken like a true Red Sox fan.

  644. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I hate when the game is on My9, which I don’t get on my Directv………friggin game is blacked out on MLB network, and 2 MLB extra innings channels…………..I have to watch the game on the MLB Mix station, 8 games at once on the screen…..while listening to the audio from the SF-Ariz game………..I hate this blackout nonsense……

  645. sar515 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    sar515
    September 22nd, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Yanks 5-4…
    A-Rod again!

    SO FAR SO GOOD…..

  646. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Sean S.

    Enjoy the moment. Being miserable all the time can’t be fun.

  647. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    every time Damon catches a ball it reminds me of the Statue of Liberty torch.

    (sorry Erica… lol)
    *****

    Johnny is so much prettier than that green french lady

  648. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    UPDATE, 10:59 p.m.: Wasn’t it interesting that just a few minutes after the Boston loss was put on the scoreboard, the Yankees scored four runs? It’s like the breathed a collective sigh of relief.

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

    Whatever it takes :)

  649. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Chad is getting a lot of good strike calls. Anyone else seeing that?

  650. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    “every time Damon catches a ball it reminds me of the Statue of Liberty torch.”

    actually i think he throws more like her :)

  651. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Good magic number pic and accompanying story Pete.

    Up next the dreaded six.

    Roy White or the obvious and get the wrath from the usual suspects?

  652. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Dr. Cox
    September 22nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    “Arod’s going to get his 600th HR before his 35th birthday…”

    No he wont.

    ————————————————————

    So, Rodriguez won’t hit 20 homers between now and the end of next July? In what world are you living?

  653. Frank & Beans September 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Pete,

    Do you think A-Rod will play better in the postseason this year since he looks more relaxed and loose goosy.

  654. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    the better gaudin pitches, the better our pen gets, with joba in it.

  655. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Although… we’re going to be able to have some great food discussions with Sam at the helm, lol.

  656. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Gaudin’s fastball is only around 90 but it has pop and late movement through the strike zone. His only real problem is control, which hasn’t been an issue in most of his Yankees appearances. I think this is just another example (and there are many) of a fresh start making a big difference for a player.

  657. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Sean Serritella September 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Let’s not get too high on A-Rod because he hit a home run in the regular season.

    We have yet to see him break that purse slapping, baby hits in the post season.

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

    :roll:

  658. Dr. Cox September 22nd, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you god for Kansas City taking the first two games. This easily could been a heartwrenching week.

    I hope after this game we see a big pic of Torre.

  659. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Todd
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    I hate when the game is on My9, which I don’t get on my Directv………friggin game is blacked out on MLB network, and 2 MLB extra innings channels…………..I have to watch the game on the MLB Mix station, 8 games at once on the screen…..while listening to the audio from the SF-Ariz game………..I hate this blackout nonsense……

    ————————————–

    Don’t let the URL fool you. Enjoy.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/.....-ncaa-live

  660. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    “randy l.
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    “every time Damon catches a ball it reminds me of the Statue of Liberty torch.”
    actually i think he throws more like her ”

    LMAO

  661. TampaGatorYankee September 22nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    ”the better gaudin pitches, the better our pen gets, with joba in it.”

    As much as I would like to believe that is true, at this point I’m not sure why everyone is sold on Joba being great if he does get put back in the pen. It’s not a given that he’ll be the Joba of old out there.

  662. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    UPDATE, 10:59 p.m.: Wasn’t it interesting that just a few minutes after the Boston loss was put on the scoreboard, the Yankees scored four runs? It’s like the breathed a collective sigh of relief.
    ——————————————–
    that’s ridiculous, the score was 5-0 2 hours ago, what were they doing, paying more attention to the scoreboard than their own game?

  663. pecosmedic September 22nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    awesome Matle story!!!!! hahahahahahaha

  664. daver September 22nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    come on Chad

  665. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Lt. Go Dan worrying too much about Figgins. Now you got to get Bobby ABooBoo out.

  666. pecosmedic September 22nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Awesome Mantle story!!!!!!!

  667. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    no more walks.

  668. Frank & Beans September 22nd, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    might be 4-3 shortly

  669. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Come on Chad

  670. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    gaudin’s pitch count has ballooned this inning. all with 2 outs.

  671. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    MG
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    Gaudin’s fastball is only around 90 but it has pop and late movement through the strike zone. His only real problem is control, which hasn’t been an issue in most of his Yankees appearances. I think this is just another example (and there are many) of a fresh start making a big difference for a player.

    ————————————————————

    As long as his pitches keep moving away from the center of the plate, he could be extremely handy to have. Cleaning up his slider has helped him a lot. 4 walks in his last 15 innings is promising, though.

  672. bronxbomberfan4life September 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    what a pitch awesome job chad

  673. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    YES! Bobby looking a bit prissy about that SO.

  674. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Big comeback by Chad! Nice!

  675. RalphieD (OPPC) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    *exhales*

    nice job lt. go dan!

  676. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Bobby’s been K-ing a lot for us this series. His old friends must have paid him off or something :)

  677. abernste September 22nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Great story, Pete. I’ve heard it a couple of times and it sometimes varies.

    Enjoy it now, because you won’t have anything nearly as amusing to talk about when you are musing about Ted Williams, Yaz, Jim Rice, etc. Snooze. . .sorry, couldn’t resist.

  678. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 22nd, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I think what I am going to do is try to DVR the postgames only. Saturday is a FOX game. Does anyone know if there will be a YES postgame?
    ====

    Erica, they always seem to have a YES postgame set up when we play Boston.

  679. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Frank & Beans September 22nd, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    might be 4-3 shortly

    Might stay 4-0 to

  680. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Chad Gaudin > Joba Chamberlain

  681. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Nice job to get out of it for Chad.

    Todd, seems I misread your post before. I was under the impression you couldn’t get the game at all. So, nevermind.

  682. terpbomber September 22nd, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Great work whiffing Abreu.

  683. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    i read that story in mantle’s book and at a spring training game in sarasota while billy was the yankee manager and signing autographs for a bunch of fans in the stands. i asked him if he really shot those cows( i thought they were cows and not horses).

    he looked up at me with that billy smart ass smile and said ” and it cost me $500 a piece “.

    that was my only billy contact.

  684. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    The LT let Figgins worry him too much. That is what speed does on the bases, and why I think Guzman may be on the bench this post season.

  685. pov September 22nd, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Great Pitch, Joba you watching

  686. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    islesfan, right now though it’s more like:

    Chad Gaudin Joba Chamberlain

  687. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    that was a good job by Jorge, he moved away from the fastball and came with 3 consecutive change ups inside.

    but Jorge can’t call a good game, the LoHud bloggers have established that, so it was just luck or Molina was sending him signals by telepathy.

  688. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I def feel #200 coming on for Jeter

  689. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Gaudin has a lot of movement on his fast ball.

    A think it’s even fooling the ump sometimes. A couple of pitches called balls to Figgins, looked good.

  690. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Go Jeets!

    200 BABY!

  691. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    200 hits for Derek Jeter. Very nice.

  692. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Erica – you might want to see if someone else is can DVR the clinching for you and save to DVD or someting (I don’t know how to do that but it is an option on my DVR) :)

  693. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Jeter’s probably thinking ” what the heck are they keeping the ball for now :roll:

  694. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    “Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    I def feel #200 coming on for Jeter

    good job Erica. You called it.

  695. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    I think what I am going to do is try to DVR the postgames only. Saturday is a FOX game. Does anyone know if there will be a YES postgame?
    ====

    Erica, they always seem to have a YES postgame set up when we play Boston.
    *****

    Thanks Bodhi!

  696. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Bronx Jeers:

    Mickey works for #6 too

    http://signofthetimes.com/usho.....ookno6.jpg

  697. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Jeters’ head hit Aybars knee

  698. TampaGatorYankee September 22nd, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    He already held the record for 200 hit seasons as a SS with 6. Now he’s just padding his stats.

  699. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    “Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    I def feel #200 coming on for Jeter

    good job Erica. You called it.
    *****

    Thank you DT-

    Now if only I felt the mega mnillions numbers…..

  700. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    All Right Captain! 200 hits for the season.

    I wonder if that house he is building is so large so he can have somewhere to keep all those special moment balls of his.

  701. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    As much as I would like to believe that is true, at this point I’m not sure why everyone is sold on Joba being great if he does get put back in the pen. It’s not a given that

    he’ll be the Joba of old out there.

    ————————————————
    it will be interesting to see. i can see him in a big spot nostrils flared from the adrenalin rush. and if he succeeds he will be a weapon for the postseason.

  702. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    like I said before the Arod HR, the Yankees made an adjustment after Jeter’s K and stopped swinging at pitches outside the strike zone, what has followed was very predictable.

  703. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    already said gaudin has to be the number 4 right now if there is a need in the alcs.

  704. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Damon didn’t go…

  705. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    How was that not a check swing?

  706. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Rishi
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    Erica – you might want to see if someone else is can DVR the clinching for you and save to DVD or someting (I don’t know how to do that but it is an option on my DVR)
    ******

    I hate asking people to do stuff like that for me. I’ll stick with trying to DVR postgames

  707. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Jeter could have been called out when he lost contact and skid over the bag. Break there.

  708. Kevin S. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    “Wasn’t it interesting that just a few minutes after the Boston loss was put on the scoreboard, the Yankees scored four runs? It’s like they breathed a collective sigh of relief.”

    Or, you know, sometimes random sh*t just happens.

  709. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    200 hits before age 25 and after age 34:

    5 guys in the HOF + Pete Rose

    And now Derek Jeter.

  710. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    ***slid over the bag***

  711. Frank & Beans September 22nd, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Jete with a stinger, I take him out if i as girardi

  712. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    look at boras behind home plate.lol

  713. EY September 22nd, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Think I am ready to trust Gaudin as the #4.

    Unless shown otherwise, right now Joba is more helpful to the team by pitching out of the pen in the postseason – the extra adrenaline just helps him pitch much better for whatever reason.

    Having Joba in the pen also has another added advantage: we won’t have to put up with BBruney anymore. Joba can go back to his Joba-the-starter training next year. October’s not the time for experimenting or learning.

  714. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    #6 will work with Roy White, or, my personal favorite #5, Clete Boyer.

  715. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    EY

    well said.

  716. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    yankees are really getting played by the ump on that low outside pitch. forces them to swing at bad pitches too.

  717. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    my personal favorite ***#6***, Clete Boyer

  718. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    boyer #5?

  719. wowwww September 22nd, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    No love for Ol’ Reliable at #6?

  720. mick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    mick should get 6 & 7

  721. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    yanks not getting the same outside pitch.

  722. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Is there an easy way to search for back posts here? I’d really love to go back to whatever game it was that some posters here were all over Gaudin (I know SJ was definitely one) because he was having a game where he couldn’t throw strikes and some posters were ready to hang him out to dry! Of course the patient contingent here counseled moderation, but what I remember most vividly was being chastised by a group of posters here who said that there was no way Gaudin was going to make the postseason roster! I’m sure I said they had no way of knowing that but they absolutely ridiculed that suggestion.

    Lessons to be learned – in case Gaudin does make the postseason roster:

    PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE!

    :)

  723. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    People may not like him but lets be real…#6 has to be Torre.

  724. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    #6 is for Joe. No question.

  725. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    that pitch to Vlade was an example of Gaudin’s fastball life through the strike zone, it was 89 and high but he couldn’t catch up to it.

  726. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    how bout steve sax for number 6?

  727. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    gb7-

    i remember clete being #6 .

  728. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Mantle only wore #6 for 2 and a half months. Cliff Mapes wore #7 before Mantle, and Mapes was traded just before Mantle was recalled from the minors in July of 1951.

  729. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    God I hate the color Red. Outside of Santa, there’s nothing good about it.

  730. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Eiland is becoming a good pitching coach. Gaudin has looked good under him.

  731. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    6 – *Tony Lazzeri, Tommy Henrich, Mickey Mantle(short time, until 7 was availible…little known fact), Andy Carey, Clete Boyer, Deron Johnson, Mike Pagliarulo, Charlie Smith, Ken Griffey Sr, Roy White, Jack Clark, Steve Sax, Rick Cerone, Brian Little, Randy Velarde(before Torre), Tony Fernandez, Joe Torre(Manager).

    http://en.allexperts.com/q/New.....rs-5-6.htm

  732. Patrick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    So what do y’all think? Is Gaudin more reliable than Joba at this point?

    I am a gigantic Joba fan but if I’m being honest with myself I’d have to go with Gaudin over Chamberlain in Game 4 ALCS

  733. sar515 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    How about Tony Lazerri…

    Or Clete…

    Or Pags!!

  734. MG September 22nd, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Clete was #6 but I can’t remember who #5 was or even #4, can anyone help me out?

  735. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    randy l.
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    gb7-

    i remember clete being #6 .

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, I corrected the typo. One of the twins (Sidney) hit the wrong key. What do you expect, though? She’s only 2 months old.

  736. sar515 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Sorry…
    You other posters were way ahead of me!

    Um…Jack Clark??

  737. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Did Kay really have to say who number 42 was?

  738. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I’m hoping Gaudin does well in the playoffs.

    Maybe he’ll bring his girlfriend to the ticker tape parade.

  739. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    GB

    Blaming a child for your foibles. Sad. :wink:

  740. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    All Yankee uniform numbers.

    http://www.yankeenumbers.com/p.....?cmd=reset

  741. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Fact: Joba has 11 quality starts this season. Gaudin has 10 and is on his way to number 11.

    But…Joba has 6 more starts (given this may be a bit skewed by those abbreviated starts but Joba only really looked good in one of them)

  742. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    each passing inning cements gaudin as the number 4 and sends joba to the pen.

  743. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Woo Hoo Gaudin. Wonder if a little pressure will be good for Joba.

  744. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    #1 is going to be way more interesting with: Murcer, Billy Martin and Bobby Richardson…

  745. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    pat
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    GB

    Blaming a child for your foibles. Sad.

    ————————————————————

    Pat, Sidney’s gotta learn. If you make a mistake on the Yankees board, you gotta take the heat.

  746. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    If you look at Gaudin’s game log it should not be surprising that he has the potential to be very good and is in fact pitching very well. Inconsistency has been his problem.

  747. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    “6 – *Tony Lazzeri, Tommy Henrich, Mickey Mantle(short time, until 7 was availible…little known fact), Andy Carey, Clete Boyer, Deron Johnson, Mike Pagliarulo, Charlie Smith, Ken Griffey Sr, Roy White, Jack Clark, Steve Sax, Rick Cerone, Brian Little, Randy Velarde(before Torre), Tony Fernandez”

    I’ll take any of those guys before the manager of the LA Dodgers with the piece of crap book.

  748. Frank & Beans September 22nd, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    You are all crazy Tony Lazzeri is the best number 6

  749. Todd September 22nd, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks Arno!!………..Now I can watch just the Yankee game & not 7 other games too on the split screen……..plus I get the Yankee audio……….

  750. Frank & Beans September 22nd, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Lets bet on who Pete Picks as number 6

  751. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    “GB -Blaming a child for your foibles. Sad. ”

    last week it was the dog’s paw.

    In Pete’s final days, sentimental GB is going for the human touch.

  752. Arno September 22nd, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    GODZILLA!!!!!!

  753. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    5-0! Matsui is on FIRE!

  754. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    HITDEKI BATSUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  755. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    NYY has to score more runs. Gaudin is at 70 pitches.

    And there goes Matsui.

  756. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Look, I don’t care how old he is, BRING HIM BACK NEXT YEAR.

  757. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    this is nice.

    but in the playoffs, we need non homerun hits too.

  758. NYY626 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    who cares if we only score on homeruns? Not me :)

    did the hip hip guy travel to cali?

  759. Frank & Beans September 22nd, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    A thrilla by Matsui, Wait no that is not how it is, its a thrilla by Hediki, wait no that is not it, I forgot. Go yankees

  760. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    hideki wants to remain a yankee.

  761. terpbomber September 22nd, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Godzilla auditioning to be on the team next year. All the better!

  762. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Joe Gordon is probably the best Yankee # 6.

    But trying to find a picture with his number showing is a different story.

    If you aren’t aware of this website, it’s interesting.

    http://www.yankeenumbers.com/

  763. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    clete wouldn’t be a bad choice for #6 because he had two world series rings on the mantle maris yankees plus he taught jeter a lot about fielding in his long stint as a yankee coach.

    cletes left a legacy that is still on this team . the only reason he wasn’t higher up as a yankee coach or even manager was that he really didn’t mince words with anyone including george.

  764. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:35 pm
    “GB -Blaming a child for your foibles. Sad. ”

    last week it was the dog’s paw.

    In Pete’s final days, sentimental GB is going for the human touch.

    ————————————————————

    I thought you had typed “human torch”. I figure that I’m not the only one that makes typos.

    On the good side, though….I know how to spell “TYPO”.

  765. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Jeers:

    It’s a great pic too!

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1ulv......15.41.jpg

  766. Patrick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Hideki Matsui is a God

    Did anyone think he’d be this good this year? I thought he’d be back near his career averages but this is just absurd. I don’t think the Yankees can afford to lose him next year. Sign Damon to play LF, Matsui to play DH. Posada can hold it down at C next year for at least 120 games.

  767. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    taking it the other way. how many times does cano do that?

    nice hitting.

  768. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I don’t get “he’s the hideki you know” – what the heck does that mean?

  769. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Jeers:

    http://tinyurl.com/kj6hdk

  770. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 22nd, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Pete very cleverly used one of the final two choices for #7.

    Here was the other:

    http://www.monroegallery.com/s.....le_big.jpg

  771. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    http://tinyurl.com/kj6hdk

  772. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Everyone assumed Matsui and Damon would be gone next year but at this point, how do you not seriously try to resign them both?

  773. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Morales has looked good at 1B.

    Obviously he wasn’t tutored by Giambi.

  774. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    randy l.
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    clete wouldn’t be a bad choice for #6 because he had two world series rings on the mantle maris yankees plus he taught jeter a lot about fielding in his long stint as a yankee coach.

    cletes left a legacy that is still on this team . the only reason he wasn’t higher up as a yankee coach or even manager was that he really didn’t mince words with anyone including george.

    ————————————————————

    That was quite a family of ball players, 7 sons…all professional ball players and 3 in the majors. I think a couple of the nephews played pro ball, too.

  775. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    “One of the twins (Sidney) hit the wrong key. What do you expect, though? She’s only 2 months old.”

    plus it doesn’t probably doesn’t help that you put beer in her bottle instead of milk.

  776. MattNC September 22nd, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Speaking of the Mick, his career OPS is .977 (12th all-time), but his adjusted OPS (OPS+) is even better: 172, tied for 6th all-time with Pujols.

  777. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Joe Gordon:

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=a1ks6&s=4

  778. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    “That was quite a family of ball players, 7 sons…all professional ball players and 3 in the majors. I think a couple of the nephews played pro ball, too.”

    Don’t forget Charles Boyer too. He couldn’t hit a curve ball and turned to acting.

  779. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    “Everyone assumed Matsui and Damon would be gone next year but at this point, how do you not seriously try to resign them both?”

    Not everyone. In fact I predicted both coming back. SJ continued to tell me I was dead wrong about Matsui. We’ll see.

  780. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    randy l.
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    “One of the twins (Sidney) hit the wrong key. What do you expect, though? She’s only 2 months old.”

    plus it doesn’t probably doesn’t help that you put beer in her bottle instead of milk.

    ————————————————————

    She needed the beer to wash down the pizza. Anthony seems to be more of a health food nut.

  781. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Torre had been a part of a long run of success getting to the post season. He is number 6. He will probably have his number retired as a Yankee at some point.

    I just don’t understand the Torre hate from Yankee fans. His tenure with them is done, but the history he had in pinstripes during those years were good.

  782. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    great to see figgens up with 2 outs again. that definitely has to help.

  783. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 22nd, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    CB Bucknor should be on the list of guys that should be kept away from umpiring playoff games.

  784. rconn23 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Gaudin’s fastball has great movement tonight.

  785. Cliff September 22nd, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    nevermind

  786. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    What’s with all this 2 out bullshizz?!?!

  787. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    My God, I hate Chone “I Cannot Spell Phonetically” Figgins.

  788. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    That’s OK; Gaudin is doing a fine job so far.

  789. Joe B September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Swisher just looked foolish…if they weren’t winning…I wouldn’t be laughing

  790. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    thank you CB. extra strikes means extra swings.

  791. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 22nd, 2009 at 11:46 pm
    “That was quite a family of ball players, 7 sons…all professional ball players and 3 in the majors. I think a couple of the nephews played pro ball, too.”

    Don’t forget Charles Boyer too. He couldn’t hit a curve ball and turned to acting.

    ————————————————————

    Yep…and one became a world famous cook. Went by the name of Chef Boyer. First name was Dudly. Dee for short.

  792. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Come on Chad, hang tough. Lets get out of the inning.

  793. sar515 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    The Chad is good.

  794. Joe September 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    That one is on the umpire

  795. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    oh christ

  796. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    More of this 2 out nonsense. Yuck

  797. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    I’m really looking forward to Girardi putting no importance on this game and using Bruney, Albaladejo and Edwar as his first guys out of the bullpen.

  798. RalphieD (OPPC) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    do these angels ever score when its not 2 outs?…come on chad get this 3rd out

  799. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Wow. Figgins nailed that one. That’s all they get.

    Getting close to when they need to bring in another pitcher. Lt. Go Dan getting hit.

    Come on, one more out.

  800. rconn23 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Those were two bad pitches. Get Gaudin through five and go the pen.

  801. rconn23 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Those were two bad pitches. Get Gaudin through five and go the pen.

  802. Frank & Beans September 22nd, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Just wanna say I love Torre. He will forever be our manager!!

    But its not good Karma to put a picture of the guy you will meet in the world series.

  803. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    ah more two out hits and runs.

  804. 38HotDogs September 22nd, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Too bad Gaudin got the third out but ole C.B. decided Figgy needed 4 strikes.

  805. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Figgins didn’t really “nail it” when it’s scraping a short wall in the RF corner.

  806. Pat M. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Figgins dinger just about landed in my lap

  807. EY September 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    ohoh. First sign of trouble for Chad “#4 Starter” Gaudin

  808. RS September 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    For some reason Gaudin always hits a roadblock around the 5th or 6th inning. This has to be his last inning because it looks like he’s starting to tire.

  809. Bronx Jeers September 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Tom in N.J.,

    That’s two great finds tonight.

    Come on Chad!

  810. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I have faith in LT. Dan Go Dan. He will get out of this.

  811. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    This might be Gaudin’s last batter. He’s just about gassed.

  812. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Everyone who suggested I was out of my mind when I said Gaudin might be on the postseason roster, even though he had pitched a less-than-stellar game in Toronto, please raise your hands!

    Again – patience is a virtue, and good waiters get good tips.

    ;)

  813. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Come on Lt. GO Dan, kill the rally monkey.

  814. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    you can’t let him pitch to vlad at this point

  815. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Crap.

  816. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! September 22nd, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Gambling on Gaudin…

    As an Ace waits in the wings…

    What will Joe decide?

  817. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Come on…get out of it Chad.

  818. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    “Torre had been a part of a long run of success getting to the post season. He is number 6. He will probably have his number retired as a Yankee at some point.

    I just don’t understand the Torre hate from Yankee fans. His tenure with them is done, but the history he had in pinstripes during those years were good.”

    I was fine with Torre until he decided to break his #1 rule: what is said and done in the clubhouse, stays in the clubhouse. He’s not the class act that he likes to pretend that he is. He’ll likely get his day to be feted but not before he does his penance for his book. Right now he should be persona non grata.

  819. terpbomber September 22nd, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Two outs… Something’s wrong with the math here. Where’s the third one?

  820. m September 22nd, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Even if Gaudin gets Guerrero, he needs to be pulled. Not because he can’t go, but hasn’t he been on an irregular schedule?

  821. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    nice way to regroup :roll:

  822. Jeff NJ September 22nd, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    re Matsui: I disagree that the Yankees won’t resign him. He’s productive and hard to replace. Every year the pundits predict the Yankees will leave the DH spot open for older players to rotate in and out of. Guess what, the Yankees did that plenty this year, matsui has found himself on the bench quite often and the deep team has found enough at bats for everyone. There is time for one more year of Hideki at DH, we can rotate the year after or when Hideki gets hurt. The Yankees will resign both Damon and Matsui this year, imo.

  823. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Poor Gaudin…he just can’t finish off the 5th. Sucks.

  824. tex's friend September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    how can they not get past two outs?

  825. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for everything Chad, but goodnight

  826. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Gaudin stopped locating after the blown 3rd strike call.

  827. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    2 OUTS
    0-2

    RIGHT OVER THE PLATE

  828. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    the tip of Posada’s glove. That’s how close Lt. Go Dan came to getting a win.

  829. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    does guerrero ever fail in big spots? he sure doesn’t against the yankees

  830. Dave September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    damon…

  831. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Should have taken him out before Vlad. Though if Posada had just one more inch that would have been it.

  832. The Other Phil September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    0-2 and you throw a fat pitch. That’s awesome.

  833. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    M

    If Gaudin got Vlad the inning would have been over. I’m sure Aceves would have been there in the 6th either way.

  834. RalphieD (OPPC) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    well…it looked promising for gaudin but ultimately was just an average start…

  835. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Pulling Gaudin 1 out short of a win should answer all questions about Girardi wanting this game.

  836. jvcelt September 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    this is torture… it is like an exorcism.

  837. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Gotta get Chad out. He had a VERY good start, and just lost it in a hurry. Nothing to be ashamed of there. As far as I’m concerned, one more start like that, and Joba forfeits his right to a start in the post season. Perhaps they should tell Joba that and see if it gets him to pitch like he did coming out of the break. With something on the line, he might pull his head out of his butt.

  838. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    i should have gone to sleep after the matsui hr

  839. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Why throw Guerrero a strike? Anything close to the plate he would have likely swung and miss.

  840. rconn23 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Just a brutal 0-2 pitch to Vlad. Missed terribly.

    That should just about close the book on Gaudin for no.4 starter.

  841. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    m, it was about the W.

  842. Patrick September 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Haha it looks like I spoke too soon wrt Chad Gaudin

    Gotta get that last out big guy!

  843. wowwww September 22nd, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    islesfan- have you actually read the book? I doubt it.

  844. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    aceves hasn’t pitched in 8 days hopefully he isn’t rusty

  845. Rishi September 22nd, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Hey – he still did a good job (better than most expected) and left the team in the position for a win…how can you expect any more from him

  846. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    gaudin was really good until this inning. He was finished, though. Too many pitches, too early.

  847. pat September 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Come on Ace!

  848. Tom in N.J. September 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I like Torre. He was a great manager and whatnot. However, the Yankees are defined by the players, not the managers. Joe Gordon is a HoF’er who played at an MVP level. Hall of fame players beat hall of fame managers…

  849. m September 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Aceves gets his 11th win tonight!

  850. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I agree that it was a very good start and that if Girardi didn’t want this game so much Gaudin might have stayed in there and gotten the win.

    Not bad for a, what, 5th or 6th starter.

  851. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    WHATS WITH THESE STUPID BLIND UMPS ALREADY!?!??!?

  852. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    WHAT!? THAT’S NOT A SWING!?

    Garbage.

  853. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Come on Ace!

  854. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    mike everett gives tori hunter to free check swings now

  855. Joe B September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    He isn’t built up to go that many innings…he got tired…

    still a great job

  856. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    two*

  857. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Another blown call, 2nd time Hunter has gotten a no swing call when he went. Phenomenal job as always, boys in blue.

  858. Wow. September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    That was a swing.

  859. Yanks_Fan September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    God, its so sad with Gaudin not making the complete 5 innings! The man did his job and I hoped he would get a decision. :(

  860. tex's friend September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    im thinking a game 4 gaudin (4 innings) then aceves (3).

  861. Frank & Beans September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    El Buitre will get number 11. Sterling would be happy if he heard me. LOL

  862. YankeeRay September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I put this on Bucknor, he stinks as Figgins was struck out. CB sucked as a pitcher in college and he is worse as an umpire.

  863. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    ACE!!!!!!!!

  864. Joe B September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Pulled the string!

  865. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Hunter keeps getting check swings that are not. What is with these umpires looking to change the outcome of games?

  866. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    That’s how you finish a damn inning for christ’s sake.

  867. GGBG (Magic Number: The Mick) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Aceves has been an absolute savior this year.

  868. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I think Joe Girardi is a very good manager, and he’s done a great job this year with the team.

    But, what I don’t get is his continual habit of going far too long with a pitcher that has yet to prove he can do the job past a certain point.

    Gaudin is pretty good for about 4 innings. He gave us his 4 innings, and did his job.

    I understand giving the guy a chance to get out of his own mess, but Gaudin isn’t that kind of pitcher – at least not this year. Why try to get more out of him than he is capable of giving? I don’t get it?

    Joe should what his pitchers should give him, and so far this year, Gaudin is strictly a 4 to 5 inning pitcher at best.

  869. S.A.--Serenity Now September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Exhale

  870. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Aceves the “W” vulture, wasn’t letting that tasty victory go to waste.

  871. Joe B September 23rd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    6 more outs for Texas’ season!

  872. Joeshi! September 23rd, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson)
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am
    That’s how you finish a damn inning for christ’s sake.

    ————

    lol. couldnt have said it better my self

  873. Joe B September 23rd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Abreu was saving his speed in the OF last year for that play today

  874. iiicollies September 23rd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Phil Regan was ‘The Vulture’. Maybe a different name for Aceves. The Hyena?

  875. Joe September 23rd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    It’s funny how one pitch can completely change the outcome of a game. Gaudin gets that pitch on Figgins and it’s all nice and dandy. Now having said, what the heck is up with the yankees and the two out runs????

  876. RalphieD (OPPC) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    gardy getting robbed tonight…im not liking that!

  877. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    That’s when you need a wall hologram between CF and RF.

  878. Bronx Jeers September 23rd, 2009 at 12:05 am

    “6 more outs for Texas’ season!”

    Well not exactly but I guess the sentiment is correct.

  879. Bobby September 23rd, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Natureboy: yes guerrero fails in big spots. Take a look at his postseason numbers. He’s worse than arod. Plus, down 5-1 in the 5th doesn’t exactly scream big situation

  880. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    This could be an ugly at bat. Throw nothing inside.

  881. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    This could be an ugly at bat. Throw nothing inside.

  882. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    At least they’re holding Morales to singles.

  883. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Really?

    REALLY?!?!?!

  884. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Here comes the Stupid Rally Monkey ! I hate this team as much as the Red Sox.

  885. randy l. September 23rd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    gb7-

    i just read in wikepedia clete was one of 14 kids growing up on a farm.

    i think that’s part of the reason i hit it off with him when i was a bullpen catcher for him. my father also grew up on a farm and had about that many brothers and sisters. i even have uncles named cloyd and ken.

    one of my favorite personal baseball memories was one day before a game my father was in the stands at mckechnie field in bradenton while i was on the field in uniform on a break in the bullpen. we were talking over the railing when clete and graig nettles came walking by on the way to the dugout.

    my father had on a yankee hat and i introduced him to them. they hardly knew me at that point but they both shook my father’s hand with clete catching on it was a big deal for my father and acted like i was a key member of the team( i wasn’t).

    my father still mentions sometimes the time he shook the hands of the two best third basemen in yankee history.

  886. rconn23 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    This is why the Yankees must win the division. Must.

    They can’t play the Angels on the road and expect to win.

  887. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I hate playing the Demons in Anahiem

  888. Joeshi! September 23rd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    now would be a good time for a 4-6-3 DP

  889. Marie September 23rd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I think everyone knows this game is going to be tied very soon. Not tacking on runs and not having Robertson is REALLY going to hurt in the 6th and 7th inning. Aceves isn’t fooling anyone.

  890. Joe B September 23rd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Semantics Bronx Jeers…Semantics

  891. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Come on Ace. Hold them off.

  892. BBFan September 23rd, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Hopefully Yankees win today.
    I rather see them make it to the playoffs with a win instead of Texas losing.

  893. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Kay is such a Captain Obvious.

  894. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 23rd, 2009 at 12:12 am

    “I think everyone knows this game is going to be tied very soon. Not tacking on runs and not having Robertson is REALLY going to hurt in the 6th and 7th inning. Aceves isn’t fooling anyone.”

    Seriously? Let’s see if he manages to fool you!

  895. pat September 23rd, 2009 at 12:13 am

    A K now would be appreciated

  896. Marie September 23rd, 2009 at 12:13 am

    It is just unreal how many big innings the Angels have against the Yanks.

  897. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:14 am

    ATROCIOUS S#%& RIGHT HERE

  898. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Stop pitching inside jesus

  899. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Girardi NEEDS to take Aceves out. He is throwing batting practice.

  900. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Aceves is a bit rusty, he hasn’t been pitching much lately.

    Come on, enough.

  901. Shdw September 23rd, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I think Hughes is ready for a 2 inning outing tonight

  902. Trevor (Super Mario) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Umm how about making better 0-2 pitches Yankee pitchers.

  903. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Good Christ Almighty. That was Gary Effing Matthews. He’s terrible.

    Why can’t we ever have an easy game against this team? For once, I’d like to get a lead against them, and keep it, instead of coughing it up in the most frustrating, embarrassing fashion.

  904. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Too bad the Yanks don’t have another decent right handed pitcher in the bullpen. Aceves is going to blow this game.

  905. Joker, The September 23rd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    *sigh*

    Will we ever beat this team in CA?

  906. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Buckner is terrible with his zone.

  907. lets go twins September 23rd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    What a shocker. Ace is rusty. Btw what Gaudin did tonight is a hell of a lot better than anything Joba has done in a month

  908. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    marte? groannn

  909. We Miss Paulie September 23rd, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Man, why does Kay keep saying “if the Yankees hang on….”

  910. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:17 am

    This is exactly what happened in the last series the Yanks played in this stupid ballpark. Everything was fine until the 5th and 6th innings.

  911. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Come on Aceves, get out(s)

  912. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:17 am

    If Girardi used Aceves more and just started using him as a starter we wouldn’t be in this situation. You can tell that he is rusty.

  913. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    This is terrible.

  914. We Miss Paulie September 23rd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Is Ace too rested?

  915. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Screw it. We should sign Figgins in the offseason. I’m sick of watching him beat us.

  916. pat September 23rd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    This has taken an ugly turn. Remember how happy we were an hour ago.

  917. NYY626 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    OH MY GOD

  918. Prime September 23rd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    why is he in for all the lefties? doesnt make sense.

  919. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    could this get any worse?

  920. JPugsly77 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    PLEASE BE OKAY

  921. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    This is unreal…

  922. Guga September 23rd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Lets go Aceves! Get it together……

  923. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Oh, well, that’s just lovely. Now they’re making like Roger Clemens and throwing bats at people.

  924. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    The Yankees just quit when they face the Angels in Anaheim. I don’t understand why they can’t beat them here. The Sox can so why can’t they ?

  925. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    GET OUT OF THIS!!!!!

    I can take this S

  926. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Pat M – please head to the Angels parking lot. I think you left your headlights on.

  927. igotid88 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    A 20 run lead is not safe.

  928. We Miss Paulie September 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Thank god….

  929. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    UH OH

    2 OUTS

  930. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    That’s two… come on, hold these crap monkeys off.

  931. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Bruney up lmao

  932. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Is there any doubt that they won’t get a 2 out hit? Bring in Marte hopefully he can blow Abreu away.

  933. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    WHY IS BRUNEY EVEN ALLOWED TO WARM UP!?!?

  934. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Bruney and Marte in the pen? Really? Like, that’s seriously an option?

  935. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    WHAT!! Is this a spring training game???? BRING IN MARTE!!

  936. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Bruney throwing? Really? Girardi getting ready to throw in the towel?

  937. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Great call CB

  938. MG September 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    so many of you don’t deserve to be Yankees fans it’s beyond belief. THEY ARE AHEAD, 5-3, you act like they are behind by 5 runs. Isn’t it past your bedtime, tomorrow is a school day, right?

  939. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Girardi is a joke of a manager. Not bringing in a lefty to face Abreu.

  940. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    “This is exactly what happened in the last series the Yanks played in this stupid ballpark. Everything was fine until the 5th and 6th innings.”

    “The Yankees just quit when they face the Angels in Anaheim. I don’t understand why they can’t beat them here. The Sox can so why can’t they ?”

    I am still predicting a win. How’s that for confidence.

  941. Eric September 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Bruney warming up…ugh.

  942. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    randy l.
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:10 am
    gb7-

    i just read in wikepedia clete was one of 14 kids growing up on a farm.

    i think that’s part of the reason i hit it off with him when i was a bullpen catcher for him. my father also grew up on a farm and had about that many brothers and sisters. i even have uncles named cloyd and ken.

    one of my favorite personal baseball memories was one day before a game my father was in the stands at mckechnie field in bradenton while i was on the field in uniform on a break in the bullpen. we were talking over the railing when clete and graig nettles came walking by on the way to the dugout.

    my father had on a yankee hat and i introduced him to them. they hardly knew me at that point but they both shook my father’s hand with clete catching on it was a big deal for my father and acted like i was a key member of the team( i wasn’t).

    my father still mentions sometimes the time he shook the hands of the two best third basemen in yankee history.

    ————————————————————

    Boyer was your typical farm boy ball player from the south. Hard playin’, hard drinkin’. Never met him, but, from what I’ve read, he was the 2nd best story teller on the team, behind Mantle. What a glove, and he was also the best shortstop around. Hated seeing him getting traded to Atlanta, but, it was probably the best thing for Boyer to have that one bog year in Atlanta. Hell of a player, and so was Kenny, who, along with Santo, should be in the HOF.

  943. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    randy l.
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:10 am
    gb7-

    i just read in wikepedia clete was one of 14 kids growing up on a farm.

    i think that’s part of the reason i hit it off with him when i was a bullpen catcher for him. my father also grew up on a farm and had about that many brothers and sisters. i even have uncles named cloyd and ken.

    one of my favorite personal baseball memories was one day before a game my father was in the stands at mckechnie field in bradenton while i was on the field in uniform on a break in the bullpen. we were talking over the railing when clete and graig nettles came walking by on the way to the dugout.

    my father had on a yankee hat and i introduced him to them. they hardly knew me at that point but they both shook my father’s hand with clete catching on it was a big deal for my father and acted like i was a key member of the team( i wasn’t).

    my father still mentions sometimes the time he shook the hands of the two best third basemen in yankee history.

    ————————————————————

    Boyer was your typical farm boy ball player from the south. Hard playin’, hard drinkin’. Never met him, but, from what I’ve read, he was the 2nd best story teller on the team, behind Mantle. What a glove, and he was also the best shortstop around. Hated seeing him getting traded to Atlanta, but, it was probably the best thing for Boyer to have that one bog year in Atlanta. Hell of a player, and so was Kenny, who, along with Santo, should be in the HOF.

  944. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Girardi is making a lot of mistakes in this series. He should have brought in a left hander to face the lefty batters.

  945. Guga September 23rd, 2009 at 12:23 am

    C’mon Bobby … Just like ol’ times… Whiff!

  946. Eric September 23rd, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Comon Ace….one more.

  947. Bronx Jeers September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Well the A’s just put a 5 spot up in the 7th against Texas.

    The back door is wide open.

  948. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Alfredo is scared to death to throw the ball.

  949. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    don’t deserve to be yankee fans? yankee fans aren’t allowed to be concerned and get emotional?

  950. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    “so many of you don’t deserve to be Yankees fans it’s beyond belief. THEY ARE AHEAD, 5-3, you act like they are behind by 5 runs. Isn’t it past your bedtime, tomorrow is a school day, right?”
    ——————————

    Dude….Really? Have you watched the last 1.2 innings? It’s been frustrating and painful. No one is saying they aren’t glad we have a lead, but if you think this lead is safe, in this park, in this situation, please have yourself tested for hallucinogenic drugs.

  951. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    WORST

    ACEVES

    OUTING

    EVER

  952. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Jesus Christ wth?!?!?!

  953. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Nice job there.

  954. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    PATHETIC

  955. S.A.--Serenity Now September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    This is like a horror movie

  956. We Miss Paulie September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Wow.

  957. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    A-rod wow

  958. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Oh my goodness gracious. The circle of trust is turning into a dot. :mad:

  959. Eric September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Am I watching the Mets or the Yankees?

  960. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Thank you ARod.

  961. Jhutch September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Great play A ROD!!

  962. JPugsly77 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Game saver…lets throw up a 5 spot and end this one….

  963. pat September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Nice play

  964. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    A-Rod is the greatest player in the history of the Yankees.

  965. Yankee44 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Clutch play by A-Rod

  966. o'Realy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Unbelievable play by arod

  967. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    wow, Arod.

  968. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    From what I can see, Yankee pitchers are afraid of the Angels.

  969. RalphieD (OPPC) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    huge play by arod

  970. NYY626 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    That inning was gross, but we are still winning.

  971. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Well, that got awfully scary :evil:

  972. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    THANK YOU A-ROD FOR BAILING OUT THIS PATHETIC BUM

    YEAH, HE’S PATHETIC

    I MIGHT FEEL BETTER ABOUT HIM TOMORROW WHEN I’VE CALMED DOWN

    caps lock off

  973. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Girardi and his stupid circle of trust. Bring in a lefty and stop warming up that fool Bruney. Why does Joe trust Bruney ? He Sucks !

  974. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    thank you re-discovered a-rod range is right

  975. YankeesLuv September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    omg thank you thank you, Alex may have saved the game right there.

  976. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    PSYCHE!!!!

    For all you faint of heart, I never doubted he would get out of it.

    :)

    Doncha wish you had my nerves of steel???

    :D

  977. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Honestly what in the world was Girardi thinking?? This is embarrassing…Why do you have a lefty warming up if he won’t face the lefty? Made no sense…

  978. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    That is why you don’t let 8 days go by without getting a pitcher in a game.

  979. Bronx Jeers September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Wowya!

    ARod doing his best Nettles.

    Somehow I still think the Yanks need to score about 7 more runs.

  980. Joker, The September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I give up. I can’t watch this anymore. They are honestly cursed in that place.

  981. F-MC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I cannot believe they let him pitch to Vlad

  982. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    1927 Yankees or the Angels from 1996 on you pick a year.

  983. Orlando Chris September 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Why is Bruney warming up? He is outside the circle of trust!

  984. Mac Daddy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Arod saves their rears with diving stop

  985. Eric September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    My cable is broken. For the past 10 games they’ve been showing the Mets on the YES network. I’m calling to complain.

  986. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Now ARod needs to hit 6 home runs this inning and we will be all set.

  987. YankeeKid September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    The Yankees don’t remember how to close out a game anymore. After the 5 runs, the bats die and they lay down. If you do this against this team, you will have problems.

  988. MG September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Dude….Really? Have you watched the last 1.2 innings? It’s been frustrating and painful. No one is saying they aren’t glad we have a lead, but if you think this lead is safe, in this park, in this situation, please have yourself tested for hallucinogenic drugs.
    ————————————
    the comments have been so over the top that the Yankees have quit, that Aceves sucks, that Girardi can’t manage, etc, etc, etc, it’s pathetic.

    the Angels are a tough team but have lost 3 out of 4 at Yankee Stadium this year so have the same problem winning there that the Yankees have in Ananheim. Or doesn’t that register with most of you idiots?

  989. Uke September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Pete is a racist! He called Marte a money…

  990. sar515 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    What are you guys worried about???

    Didn’t you read my post at 8:39…

    sar515
    September 22nd, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    Yanks 5-4…
    A-Rod again!

  991. J i m September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    This team is the consummate example of lack of integrity.

    Michael Kay said they battle at the plate. Michael Kay obviously has not watched them against the Sox in the playoffs. Then, they are battling for how quick they can get back to the dugout. They are quick to ride the pine versus the Red Sox.

    On top of their excellent effort within the game versus us and their complete lack of effort versus the Red Sox, they even attempt to injure our players by “losing” a bat into Jorge’s chest. They could have thrown a bat at Josh Beckett or Jon Lester in the follow through of a swing, but I guess they do not care enough then.

    Against the Red Sox, he’s Bad Guerrero. Against us, he’s the Yankees’ Dad Guerrero. He did not pop it up or weakly ground out like he would vs. them.

  992. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Great play by Arod…Saved Girardi for another inning.

  993. S.A.--Serenity Now September 23rd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    So. We are gonna need just a few more runs

  994. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Can they please score some more runs now!!

  995. Matt September 23rd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    How can ANYONE defend Girardi?

    Lefties hit .151 off of Marte. Abreu has a .751 OPS against lefties, .850 against righties.

    How is that even a DECISION? That’s a no brainer, and Girardi cost them a run doing that, and it would have been 4 if not for A-Rod’s incredible play just now.

    Girardi is giving away games by not playing these games seriously. If this is game 1 of the ALCS, there is no way you wouldn’t bring in your lefty specialist, there is really no excuse.

    Every pitch from Aceves is up. He’s clearly tiring, and not only that but your matchup is set up with the ONLY LEFTY IN THE LINEUP at the plate. But what does he do? Nothing. And that’s why Girardi is an idiot.

  996. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    hahah michael kay forgot who the center fielder was

  997. NYY626 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    BOOO go away hunter.

  998. m September 23rd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Walking Abreu to get to Vlad? Interesting strategy.

    Insurance runs would be greatly appreciated!

  999. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I want to shove one of those gold gloves of his where the sun don’t shine.

  1000. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    So who pitches the 7th inning?

  1001. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 23rd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Bruney is just warming up so no one in the MY9 viewing audience nods off. :)

  1002. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    You can tell who has the momentum now

  1003. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Is Palmer on drugs? He looks twitchy like someone on speed.

  1004. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    If the Yankee batters can’t stop the “one – two – three skidoo” innings, the Angels will win this game.

    They already know they will catch up and take the lead, it’s just a matter of when. Yankees have to show them, “not this time homes.”

  1005. J i m September 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Oh, and Andy Fletcher, the HP ump of the Royals game tonight, cheated the Red Sox all night.

    I guess CB had to return the favor by cheating us all night.

    Look at the Angels flashing the leather like they did against the Red Sox, oh wait, nevermind.

  1006. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    :roll: predictable. Like freaking clockwork, lol.

  1007. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Palmer hasn’t fooled anyone, but, the defense is flagging everything down.

  1008. Bronx Jeers September 23rd, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I see Mark David Chapman is among us again.

  1009. Yankee44 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Matt,

    My guess is (and I’m not saying Joe is right) is that he stuck with Ace (who has a pretty good 2-seamer) hoping for a ground ball and the DP.

  1010. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I can def feel another Matsui homerun here

  1011. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 23rd, 2009 at 12:31 am

    “How can ANYONE defend Girardi?”

    How can anyone NOT!

  1012. Brian September 23rd, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Guys, I feel its just not our night…last 2 batters have hits taken away, Chone’s home run, missed catch by posada in foul territory. Things have not been going our way tonight.

  1013. blob September 23rd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    yanks have zero chance of winning a playoff series. they are scared to death of any big spot.

    and does any team in baseball throw worse 0-2 pitches?

  1014. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Pete-

    This thread is getting beastly to refresh. Can we get a Part 2??? Especially since its only the 7th

  1015. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Righties coming up in the 7th inning is Bruney coming in? lol

  1016. SR September 23rd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    If Girardi made a mistake, it wasn’t in not bringing in Marte. I don’t care if Marte is a lefty. Abreu has a great eye and Marte doesn’t have Aceves’ control. No, if you bring in anyone, it should be Hughes. Managers are way too conservative nowadays.

    Look, I get that no manager is going to use a closer like a true fireman anymore. Fine. But now we need to have setup guys locked into specific innings too? You’ve got bases loaded in the 6th. You MUST get outs. Bring in your best stopper.

  1017. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    damn

  1018. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Those Yankee benches are ice cold now.

  1019. americanbear September 23rd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    It’s a bit late but this point needs more support behind it: not bringing in Marte to face Abreu lacks logic. Someone should grill Girardi on that, post-game.

  1020. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 23rd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Brian
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:31 am
    Guys, I feel its just not our night…last 2 batters have hits taken away, Chone’s home run, missed catch by posada in foul territory. Things have not been going our way tonight.
    ***************************

    :roll:

  1021. J i m September 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    The Royals deserve a lot of credit. Their offense, Zack, and Soria put up more effort in 2 games than the Orioles did in 18.

  1022. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Another one-two-three inning.

    Now, who wants to bet the farm the Angels will go down one-two-three?

    Anybody?

    Anybody?

    I didn’t think so.

  1023. marcusk September 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Wow. Palmer IS getting hit. But everything is caught!

  1024. igotid88 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Nice play Alex!

  1025. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    I am scared to watch the bottom of this inning.

  1026. Matt September 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Yankee44,

    There were 2 outs with Abreu up. They didn’t need the ground ball at that point, and I understand leaving him into face the weaker hitting Izturis who’s a switch hitter. But Abreu? Not really any logical reason to do so.

    Every pitch was up in the prior at bats. It was obvious that he was tiring, except to Girardi for some reason.

  1027. YankschokevsHalos September 23rd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    The Monkey is going to get the Yanks again. Can’t we volunteer to play Boston in the first round??? We suck against Anaheim.

  1028. haiku-man September 23rd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Yankees go 1 2 3 no base runners,LA takes forever to get out.

  1029. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    I’m sorry but the Yankees do quit when they face the Angels at Anaheim MG. Everytime they go out there they get beat down and the pitching caves to this overrated Angels team. How come the Red Sox, another overrated team can beat these Angels but we can’t?

  1030. YankeeKid September 23rd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    I don’t get it…Aceves is out there again???

  1031. NYY626 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Ace is still in?

  1032. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    If at first you don’t fail, try, try again.

  1033. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    SOOOO Aceves still in, huh??

  1034. lets go twins September 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Seriously, what does Joe have against Marte? He never uses him. If Marte can be trusted in the playoffs that would be HUGE for the Yankees. There was no better time to test him there than against a tough lefty in Abreu. Ace was clearly rusty and we all know he is already a lock for the postseason. How about we find out what Marte can do in a big spot? I really do not get that decision at all.

  1035. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Aceves still? Really, Joe? I mean, like…seriously?

  1036. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    ace back out? wow…that negates girardi’s claims that he was trying to win last night with bruney and alballadejo.

  1037. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Pepitone
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 am
    Another one-two-three inning.

    Now, who wants to bet the farm the Angels will go down one-two-three?

    Anybody?

    Anybody?

    I didn’t think so.
    ****

    I don’t have a farm, but I’ll take the bet

    $5 bucks

  1038. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    oh how nice of you to DP NOW!!

    still steamed

  1039. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    One.

  1040. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    This is gonna fail massively

  1041. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Robertson please come back soon..We miss you…

  1042. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Now Girardi brings in the left-hander. A little to late.

  1043. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:38 am

    here comes Marte.

    All of you have been defeding him, but I still need to see more. He has not proved anything to me yet.

  1044. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Pete-

    If you are listening… please give us a new thread :-)

    1,000+ comments and its the 7th inning!! HELP!

  1045. J i m September 23rd, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Jeremy -

    Because the Angels are trying against us and not trying against them. (and they still won 2 of 3, or should have)

    They swing for line drives versus us, and swing for ground balls and popups versus them.

  1046. Bronx Jeers September 23rd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Show some faith here now.

    Yanks have the tools to win this game.

  1047. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    NYY needs to figure out how to get Morales out. He’s hurt NY all year long. I’d almost go as far as walking him right now.

  1048. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Marte strikes please. Please no balls over the wall.

  1049. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I told you

  1050. eric September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    this games over

  1051. Thrillington September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    ugh

  1052. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    oh. my. god.

  1053. We MIss Paulie September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Well, that answers your questions….

  1054. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Circle of trust… or noose????

  1055. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Nice job there Marte. Even though you haven’t pitched forever.

  1056. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Marte is not apart of Joe’s circle of trust. He will be rusty because Joe hasn’t used him. He needs to start using the good arms in the pen. See what I’m talking about?

  1057. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Erica-

    I don’t have a farm, but I’ll take the bet
    $5 bucks

    ===========

    Erica, I love ya Babe, but, uh, you owe me five bucks.

  1058. Ed in Oregon September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Catchable – Hunter makes that catch

  1059. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I don’t even know what to say. But Gardner you can’t dive for that ball.

  1060. RalphieD (OPPC) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    deliver us to the promised land phil!

  1061. J i m September 23rd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    And Kendry learning from the Bad Guerrero school of thinking.

    Do nothing but popup and strikeout versus the Sox and actually try versus us.

  1062. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Phil Hughes couldn’t start this inning?

    RELIEVER ROLES ARE RETARDED

  1063. mark September 23rd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    This team has “playoff massive failure” written all over it.

    And then the whole season was a flop.

  1064. Trevor (Super Mario) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Hughes should use more of his curve to start hitters off. They sit on the FB now first pitch.

  1065. Former Box 607 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    That’s why Girardi didnt go to Marte.

  1066. Pat M. September 23rd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    I hate this freggin monkey

  1067. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    “this games over”

    I wouldnt go that far, “Eric”

    But its extremely frustrating. In fact, im whipping out my smokes.

    Thanks for making me un-quit, Yanks.

  1068. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Aceves and Marte have been bad because Joe doesn’t use them enough. While using crappy pitchers like Bruney, Alba, and Edwar. Because he doesn’t use them they are rusty.

  1069. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Joe’s circle of trust against the Angels -

    Mo and … uh … Mo.

  1070. Wang IS Taiwan September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I wonder how tired Phil is feeling after his bout with a stomach upset?

    Go Phil!

  1071. Matt September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    And now the dumb people here and Joe Girardi will say how that shows that Marte can’t be trusted and how they were right to not use him.

    Morales hits .286 against lefties, and righties hit Marte a bit better than lefties. What do you expect when yuou fall behind 2-0 on a good hitter?

    Still doesn’t change the fact that lefties hit .151 against him, and Abreu’s OPS is 99 points lower against lefties. Aceves walked in a run, I’m sure Marte could have done that as well while at least giving you a fighting chance to get him out weakly.

  1072. RalphieD (OPPC) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    why shouldnt gardner dive for that…he had NO chance to cut that ball off…it was absolutely scalded

  1073. Mac Daddy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Morales should finish 2nd or 3rd in the mvp race…what a great year!

  1074. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Pepitone
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am
    Erica-

    I don’t have a farm, but I’ll take the bet
    $5 bucks

    ===========

    Erica, I love ya Babe, but, uh, you owe me five bucks.
    *****

    No, I do not. LOL.

    The bet was, could Aceves have a 1-2-3 inning. Girardi Yanked him. We will never know. The bet is now invalid :-)

  1075. Rich September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Everyone relax!!!!! Some of you guys sound Like pre 2004 red sox fans

  1076. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Phil Hughes comes in.

    Immediately gets an out.

    Girardi, you have some splainin to do.

  1077. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    They have been bad in this game.

  1078. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Asking Hughes to get 5 outs is probably a little bit too much for him. But Girardi has no other options. It is amazing how this bullpen can not get people out against this team in the late innings.

  1079. americanbear September 23rd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Joe G must really hate Marte. Why bring him in against a good RHB when the Yanks really need a loogey to face LHBs in the 6th and 7th inning? Perfect time to try to get Marte’s confidence up, but instead we are left to pray Andy and AJ can take us through 7 innings in the playoffs.

  1080. KB September 23rd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Can’t take ace out when he needed to be removed; but time to go to hughes in the seventh…that makes sense

  1081. Ed in Oregon September 23rd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I know this is off topic…. But I cannot for the life of me understand how the Yanks will let Matsui at the end of the season. I know all about the knees and the need for others to DH but the guy has incredible stats…. and always incredible ab’s … I hope Theo does not out smart us sign him and dump Papi

  1082. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    does anyone know if phil is anywhere near his innings limit?

  1083. YankeeKid September 23rd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I have to give most of the blame to Dave Eiland. He is the pitching coach and he should have a lot of say as to who should be getting BP work or not. Girardi isn’t that smart to manage the entire team.

  1084. Former Box 607 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I dont know why I keep reading these posts. Nearly everyone here is ready to jump off a bridge, right after they push Girardi off.

  1085. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    put one in the dirt, make him chase.

  1086. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Message from trisha-

    “Please tell everyone I said the only thing I am steamed about is that my posts show up 20 minutes after I post them so I end up talking to myself while the rest of you get to talk to each other! FWIW I predicted a Yankee win when Aceves had the bases loaded and told Matt that I thought Girardi deserved to be trusted.”

  1087. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:46 am

    this is a huge out. if we get him out then we might not see Morales.

  1088. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:46 am

    GJ Phil

  1089. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Aceves and Marte haven’t pitched in a long time it seems. They have to get work to keep them sharp.

  1090. igotid88 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Go Hughes.

  1091. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Thank god for Phil Hughes !

  1092. YankeeKid September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Phil Hughes is the MAN!!

  1093. JPugsly77 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Hughes really is fantastic…look if we can get another big name starter, just leave the kid out there…

  1094. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    That’s why you go to your best in a tight situation.

  1095. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    If the Yankees hold this lead, Hughes should get the win.

  1096. Ed in Oregon September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Nice job Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhesss

  1097. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 23rd, 2009 at 12:48 am

    mark
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:42 am
    This team has “playoff massive failure” written all over it.
    And then the whole season was a flop.

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

    Oh for the love of God himself…

    I can’t believe the kind of crap I’m seeing.

  1098. RalphieD (OPPC) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:48 am

    “Joe G must really hate Marte. Why bring him in against a good RHB when the Yanks really need a loogey to face LHBs in the 6th and 7th inning? Perfect time to try to get Marte’s confidence up, but instead we are left to pray Andy and AJ can take us through 7 innings in the playoffs.”

    morales isnt nearly as good versus lefties…thats why

    nice job hughes!

  1099. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I don’t know how this game will end – but I do know 1 thing –

    I will be totally useless at work tomorrow morning.

  1100. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Hopefully they can tack on a run in the 8th inning. Otherwise we know how this game is going to end. It seems no homerun equals no run.

  1101. YankeeKid September 23rd, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Hey everyone, imagine if we were MET fans!! Let’s give thanks that we are YANKEE fans!

  1102. NYY626 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Yousseeeeee. I just tried turning the TV off so I could go to sleep. That lasted 20 seconds; I couldn’t take not knowing what was happening.

  1103. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:49 am

    “I dont know why I keep reading these posts. Nearly everyone here is ready to jump off a bridge, right after they push Girardi off.”

    Actually FORMER if you read most of the posts, no one is really calling this game over except for one or two.

    Its ok to be frustrated and display your frustration. We are playing a team that has dominated us and we are 6 outs away from clinching a playoff spot.

    So if you dont like it, leave.

  1104. pat September 23rd, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Yankees, an insurance run or 2 would be nice, please.

  1105. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Yankee pitchers are terrified to throw a strike to these guys, and you know what, I don’t blame them.

    Because, it seems that every pitch for a strike is hammered! It’s like they know exactly what’s coming, it’s uncanny.

    Either it’s terrific scouting, or something else I won’t mention …

  1106. umbrelladoc September 23rd, 2009 at 12:49 am

    playoff preview: Hughes and Rivera will cover the last 3 innings in some combination. Neither is in the position to pitch 2 complete innings, but they probably can do 3 between the two of them.

  1107. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:49 am

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:48 am
    I don’t know how this game will end – but I do know 1 thing –

    I will be totally useless at work tomorrow morning.
    *****

    I am with you buddy :sleepy:

  1108. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Mr. Kurt “Island Integrity” Suzuki just dropped a sure out to prolong our torture. :mad:

    But the A’s win anyway on a line drive DP!!!

    I want the Yanks to have a champagne celebration RIGHT NOW on the field in Anaheim of Garden Grove.

  1109. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Grats Yankees!

  1110. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Yanks are in it!!!!!!!!!!

  1111. GreenBeret7 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson)
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 am
    That’s why you go to your best in a tight situation.

    ————————————————————

    You’re kidding. I would have used the best in last night’s game when the Yanks were losing, like 3/4ths of this board was crying for.

  1112. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    We are going to the playoffs!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!

    I AM SO HAPPY!!!

  1113. Ed in Oregon September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    We are in !!!!!!!!!!!

  1114. Trevor (Super Mario) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Someone tell Kay that we’ve known for months now the Yankees will be in the playoffs. Not a big deal.
    Clinching the division is another story.

  1115. Abdababdaserser September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Clinched postseason. Now take care of THIS game.

  1116. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Kay shut up with the Texas score. The Yanks know they are making the post season.

  1117. Chris September 23rd, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Helllllloooooooo playoffs!!!

  1118. lets go twins September 23rd, 2009 at 12:51 am

    So, let me get this straight. You have the bases loaded with their big time lefty up at the plate. You have a guy ready in the bullpen who is great at getting lefties out. You decide to stick with a struggling Aceves who is clearly rusty.

    Fast Forward to next inning. You have a righty up at the plate and NOW YOU BRING IN YOUR LEFTY SPECIALIST WHO HAS STRUGGLED AGAINST RH THIS YEAR!???

    Did that really just happen

  1119. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Trevor (Super Mario)
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 am
    Someone tell Kay that we’ve known for months now the Yankees will be in the playoffs. Not a big deal.
    Clinching the division is another story.
    *****

    Dude, speak for yourself. It was an extremely big deal last year when i wasn’t watching baseball in October

  1120. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:52 am

    the Yankee offense is off now.

  1121. NYY626 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Erica – always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:49 am

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:48 am
    I don’t know how this game will end – but I do know 1 thing –

    I will be totally useless at work tomorrow morning.
    *****

    I am with you buddy :sleepy:
    ________________________________________________________________
    I’m already calculating how much money I will be spending at starbucks tomorrow ( cause sometimes that office coffee just doesnt cut it and I gotta go with the lattes)

  1122. Joe September 23rd, 2009 at 12:52 am

    I will be a lot happier(if that’s such a word) if we can win this game

  1123. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Congratulations go out to our “Guess What Day the Yankees Clinch” winners-

    09/22/2009:
    Uncle E
    Unknown
    m
    Eights
    L to the 2nd
    William Buckner

    These 6 correctly predicted on 8/21 that the Yankees would clinch their playoff spot on 9/22. Good job!

  1124. Bronx Jeers September 23rd, 2009 at 12:54 am

    “Fast Forward to next inning. You have a righty up at the plate and NOW YOU BRING IN YOUR LEFTY SPECIALIST WHO HAS STRUGGLED AGAINST RH THIS YEAR!???

    Did that really just happen”

    Not exactly. Morales is a switch hitter who is better from the left side.

  1125. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Keep looking, dude.

  1126. YankeeKid September 23rd, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Swisher..stay off that Red Bull..you are way too hyper…plus you only have 1 hit so far on this road trip.

  1127. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Erica -

    The bet was, could Aceves have a 1-2-3 inning. Girardi Yanked him. We will never know.
    =============

    Oh, I’m tellin, you cheated.

    I never mentioned Aceves, just the Angels. I’m tellin your mother.

    Ah, the Yankees go down one-two-three just like it’s scripted.

  1128. Dr. Cox September 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    “Dude, speak for yourself. It was an extremely big deal last year when i wasn’t watching baseball in October”

    Erica, couldn’t have said it better myself.

    That guy needs to shut up.

  1129. igotid88 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Phase 1 get into the playoffs complete.

  1130. Trevor (Super Mario) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Who will blow it Hughes or Mo? I’m sorry but when it comes to the Angels I can only think negatively.

  1131. Steve September 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Girardi should be subbing Melky for Swisher, right now. No reason not to.

  1132. Joe September 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I’m a little worried about Jeter. He’s been moving his head ever since he got hit earlier

  1133. Matt September 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    The Angels are coming coming coming.

    And the Yankees are going going going… back to the dugout 1-2-3 every inning.

    Way to grab some momentum back, or make them sweat at least a LITTLE? 1 for 9 with RISP, AGAIN. This game shouldn’t even be close, but the offense continues to not get it done.

  1134. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    6 up and 6 down for hall of famer Matt Palmer.

  1135. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:56 am

    NYY626
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:52 am

    I’m already calculating how much money I will be spending at starbucks tomorrow ( cause sometimes that office coffee just doesnt cut it and I gotta go with the lattes)
    *****

    I am a huge fan of the skinny vanilla lattes. (And also very glad they came up with the term “skinny” cause saying “grande non-fat sugar-free vanilla latte” made me sound too high maintanence)

    It is also a fact that regular Starbucks coffee has more caffiene than… just about any other coffee source

  1136. haiku-man September 23rd, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Palmer came in with 14 pitches,and 3 Yankees later,he pitched just 11 for a total of 25 to retire the side.

  1137. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Pepitone
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:54 am
    Erica -

    The bet was, could Aceves have a 1-2-3 inning. Girardi Yanked him. We will never know.
    =============

    Oh, I’m tellin, you cheated.

    I never mentioned Aceves, just the Angels.
    ******

    You are right. LOL. I reread your post.

    Okay, I owe you $5

  1138. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:57 am

    “I’m already calculating how much money I will be spending at starbucks tomorrow ( cause sometimes that office coffee just doesnt cut it and I gotta go with the lattes)”

    I can’t do Starbucks. They always makes me late for work.
    Some MLB player is always asking me to take a picture with their kid. I just can’t say no.

  1139. Former Box 607 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Dr. Cox –

    Very welcoming and real nice to just tell someone to “leave”. Pardon me for stating the the fact that there are many posts tonight micro managing and preaching doom. I’m not tracking who says what, but you have to admit there have been a lot of it tonight.

    I’m sure you have faith that they will pull it out tonight. We’ve got Hughes on the Mound and Mo warming up. If need be Girardi will used Mo for 4 outs.

  1140. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 am

    This is not the time to commit an error

  1141. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 am

    FAIL

  1142. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Well, Here we go. The Rally Monkey is coming.

  1143. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Bronx Jeers, you take the high road if our magic number can miraculously move beyond the Mick tonight. I’ve got the low road all teed up. ;)

  1144. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Dr Cox-

    Thanks. It felt so incredibly weird to me last year when there was baseball on TV but the Yankees weren’t playing. Not a feeling I ever want to feel again

  1145. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 am

    “The Angels are coming coming coming.

    And the Yankees are going going going… back to the dugout 1-2-3 every inning.

    Way to grab some momentum back, or make them sweat at least a LITTLE? 1 for 9 with RISP, AGAIN. This game shouldn’t even be close, but the offense continues to not get it done.”

    No offense but you are pathetic. Stop crying and count your freakin blessings!

    JMO

  1146. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 am

    I HATE RALLY MONKIES!!!!

  1147. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    LOL

  1148. YankeeKid September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Well, here we go…Robbie Cano…thanks for that error

  1149. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    PIECE OF GARBAGE

  1150. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    UGH ANAHEIM

  1151. pat September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    I hate the Angels

  1152. Bronx Jeers September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Oy!

    Come on Robbie. Can’t give away outs.

    Oh this is just ridiculous now.

  1153. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    :evil: Rally Monkey :evil:

  1154. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    They deserve to lose this game. Period.

    They just can’t win here.

  1155. Trevor (Super Mario) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    No comment………..

  1156. NYY626 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    I am a huge fan of the skinny vanilla lattes. (And also very glad they came up with the term “skinny” cause saying “grande non-fat sugar-free vanilla latte” made me sound too high maintanence)

    It is also a fact that regular Starbucks coffee has more caffiene than… just about any other coffee source
    ________________________________________________________________
    Thats exactly what I order! And I agree, the “skinny” makes it easier.

    And what the HELLL just happened?

  1157. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Great job Posada…Now we now why Molina belongs behind the plate.

  1158. JPugsly77 September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Shouldn’t Figgins be out for throwing that bat…

  1159. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    WAY TO BLOW 5 RUNS

  1160. mark September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    yanks have no chance in the playoffs, folks. another epic choke vs the angels.

  1161. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    See. This team sucks in Anaheim. Why don’t they just quit the next game.

  1162. S.A.--Serenity Now September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Robbie :evil:

  1163. Mac Daddy September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Joe G…defensive changes includes putting posadas rear on the bench where it belongs!!!!!

  1164. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Terrible job by Posada..

  1165. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Robbie makes an error, and the door swings wide open …

    and Jorge follows suit …

    gotta hand it to em, they do like to blow leads to the boys from Anaheim.

  1166. YankeeKid September 23rd, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Did this game just go off anyone else’s cable???

  1167. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 1:01 am

    This is really embarrassing. Ground ball to 2nd base, then Posada’s great defense.

  1168. S.A.--Serenity Now September 23rd, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Posada :evil:

  1169. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 23rd, 2009 at 1:01 am

    “Did this game just go off anyone else’s cable???

    They’re trying to save you the pain of watching the end of this.

  1170. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 23rd, 2009 at 1:02 am

    :)

    I am tempted to designate Phil Hughes as god2 (behind Mo)…

  1171. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Did anyone really think the Yanks would win this game after they failed inning after inning to tack on another run? The Angels will get this run in they always do.

  1172. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Hughes is the only one that can bail this team out. If the Yankees win it’s because of Hughes.

  1173. Trevor (Super Mario) September 23rd, 2009 at 1:02 am

    “WAY TO BLOW 5 RUNS”

    They never tacked on anymore runs. The offense completely went to sleep since earlier in the game.

  1174. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am

    It’ll just be all that much sweeter when we win this game, right?

    Right?

    :crickets:

  1175. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Phil Huges strikes out the next two batters and were saved!!!

    That’s my prediciton.

  1176. lets go twins September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Yes, lets all get on Posada. It is not like he has a HR and 2 RBIs this game. Automatic Out Molina is obviously much more valuable in there

  1177. thebrettgarderexplosion September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am

    wow, you people r wack.

    chill.

    seriously.

  1178. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Here’s how this will go down-

    Walk, inning ending DP

  1179. Bronx Jeers September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Nick I may be taking the road less traveled tonight if this run comes home.

  1180. JZ September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am

    geez, LAA is SO confident when they face Yanks.
    Did they play like this against Sox?

  1181. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am

    The Yanks will not lose. The Pat M. jinx must be broken.
    It just ain’t right.

  1182. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 1:04 am

    CONGRATS

  1183. Carl September 23rd, 2009 at 1:04 am

    way to go Yankees

  1184. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 1:04 am

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 am
    The Yanks will not lose. The Pat M. jinx must be broken.
    It just ain’t right.
    ****

    I told him to shower. He did not listen :cry:

  1185. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Of course he didn’t want to walk him so he threw a fastball down the middle. Should of jsut walked him and went for the DP.

  1186. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Well, my future as a fortune teller just went down the crapper.

  1187. pat September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Someone text Pat M to leave the stadium immediately.

  1188. G. Love September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    I think the Yankees should come out dressed like the Red Sox next inning.

  1189. Joe B September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    why would you throw a fast ball right down the middle with a base open?

  1190. Yanks_Fan September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    This is crazy. Really, do the Yankees hate themselves or something when they are in LA? Not only shouldn’t Kendrick be on base, but you give him third base for free?

    Its really mental against the Angels, and I don’t like it at all.

  1191. Former Box 607 September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Man this team can hit…

  1192. mark September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    epic embarrassing failure

  1193. JZ September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    They will score again in the bot of 8th, and that’s it.
    damn it.

  1194. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    I don’t get how this team allows this overrated Angels team to beat them, I am sick and tired of the excuses from the Yankees. Beat the Angels in Anaheim !

  1195. Peter Abraham September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    New game post has been started.

  1196. JPugsly77 September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 am

    He is got to be kidding me with Bruney up in the freaking pen…

  1197. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    take 5 great innings you’ll probably never get back from that guy, and flush it right down the toilet.

  1198. Peter Abraham September 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Please go there. And ignore all trolls.

    Again, new game post started

  1199. Nick von Clausewitz in SF in Larkspur September 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Maybe Phil Hughes hasn’t gotten past the mental hump of playing this close to South Coast Plaza. :mad:

  1200. Erica - always OPPC September 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    NEW THREAD :arrow:

  1201. Yankee44 September 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    It’s getting to the point where they should just forfeit the road trips to Anaheim and rest the players who need it. It’d be a whole heck of a lot more productive :-P

  1202. 100 pitches of fun... September 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    They really are a joke in this ballpark. The Yanks make them look like the greatest team of all time.

  1203. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    new post :arrow:

  1204. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 23rd, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Hey gang, this game isn’t over. Won’t this be so much sweeter when the Angels come all the way back and don’t win it?!

    COME ON YANKS!!!

  1205. Pepitone September 23rd, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Like I said, the Yankee pitchers are absolutely scared to death to throw a strike to these guys.

  1206. Yanks_Fan September 23rd, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I don’t want my Yankees to be pressing because the season is ending and the playoffs are close. I hate it when they do that and it’s really looking that way with this embarrassing display in the last few innings.

  1207. anotherplayofflossahead September 23rd, 2009 at 1:09 am

    what a gutless team. yanks are going to be the laughingstock of the postseason.

  1208. Jeremy September 23rd, 2009 at 1:09 am

    I am sick of this. They should not even show up tom. Just quit and go back home. This team can’t beat the Angels in Anaheim. And Girardi once again failed to use his good arms in the pen so they wouldn’t be rusty creating this situation.

  1209. JoeMama September 23rd, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I hate the Angels.

  1210. nature boy September 23rd, 2009 at 1:13 am

    if phil keeps it tied here runs need to be scored badly in the 9th because bruney will likely pitch the walk-off monkey

  1211. Ed in Oregon September 23rd, 2009 at 1:16 am

    GOT RUNS ?

    Keep Bruney out

  1212. Ed in Oregon September 23rd, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Thats what we needed… Good job Gardy

  1213. Ed in Oregon September 23rd, 2009 at 1:18 am

    No F’cking Bunt ! The guy at the plate has 200 hits for gawd sakes

  1214. islesfan September 23rd, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I have a question: On the pitchout, the Angels catcher stepped up over the plate to catch the ball. If Jeter had swung in order to hit the catcher and get an automatic catcher’s interference, is there anything in the rulebook to disallow that?

  1215. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 23rd, 2009 at 1:26 am

    This is the Angels’ achilles’ heel, their bullpen.

    It stinks.

    Some guy on another forum tried to tell me their BP is better than the Yankees’.

    I may have to give up forums altogether.

  1216. someone September 23rd, 2009 at 1:27 am

    This team’s pitching is in an absolute terrible state atm

    They have all the offensive tools but for some reason the runs aren’t coming either. When they face worse pitchers they unload 99 home runs, when they face someone who can pitch, they’re helpless.

    They need to create some runs – create hits, fewer homeruns (which seem to be all the yankees runs these days). They can do it, and have done it, but need to do so against good teams.

    Pitching is another matter. I don’t know how to fix this, but players need to perform. That’s all there is to it.

  1217. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 23rd, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Cheers, all. We’re in the postseason again.

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