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“The prize is next month”

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

85133565JW028_KANSAS_CITY_RA few post-game items of interest:

A.J. Burnett wanted to stay in the game when Joe Girardi came out to get him in the seventh inning. But they didn’t want him over 110 pitches and he was at 108. “The prize is next month,” Girardi told him.

Burnett’s last three outings — 19 innings, 17 hits, 4 earned runs, 9 walks, 25 strikeouts — are a positive sign as it looks like he at the start of the sort of roll he enjoyed in June and July. “I feel like I have it back now,” he said. “It’s all clicking.”

Dave Robertson was restricted to 20 pitches. They’ll use him again Friday. He said his elbow felt fine.

Once Krazy Kyle Farnsworth came into the game, you knew the Yankees would figure out a way to win. Seems that Joakim Soria’s last save required 46 pitches on Sunday and he needed the break. Enter Kyle and eventually it got to Juan Miranda. It was funny to see Nick Swisher be the first player to run to chase Miranda down after the single considering he’s probably never actually spoken to him.

Notage: The Yankees are 57-23 at home, the best record for the first year at a new park since Boston opened Fenway Park by going 57-20 in 1912. The Yankees are an insane 51-16 at home since May 15. … The Yankees have had nine different players deliver walk-off hits this season. … The Yankees have had 50 comeback wins this season. They had 49 last season, which proves that stat is sort of meaningless. … Johnny Damon has played in at least 140 games for 14 consecutive years. Only Henry Aaron, Brooks Robinson, Pete Rose and Willie Mays can make that claim. … Mark Teixeira tied Carlos Pena for the AL home run lead with 39.

Here’s a little news for you: Shelley Duncan had his three-game suspension (for the brawl on Sept. 15) rescinded by Major League Baseball on appeal. I believe he used the “I’m Shelley Duncan, people expect me to fight” defense.

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58 Responses to ““The prize is next month””

  1. John September 29th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    :( Petes last game

  2. Aww. September 29th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks, Pete… you will be missed.

    :)

  3. John September 29th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    :-( Last game for pete

  4. dougherty September 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Please don’t leave pete!

  5. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    shelly is too cool for suspensions…

    bye pete :(

  6. Wang IS Taiwan September 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Hah! Loved the Shelley Duncan fight defense, Pete.

  7. m September 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    -Congrats to Juan Miranda.

    -Nice to see AJ back on track.

    -Boo on Gammons or whomever said they wanted Tex to tie with Pena.

    -Good news on Shelley Duncan.

    Are you signing off at midnight, Pete?

  8. last one September 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Hey pete
    is this your last post? sad moment….although we will see you in another space,but without you, the yankees season will be different for us…. it’s really a sad moment ….see ya~

  9. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus September 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    STAT OF THE NIGHT:

    In the entirety of the 2009 season, the Yankees had just ONE homestand where they did not have a walk off win.

    That’s insane.

  10. Rob L. September 29th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Wow, someone has some serious issues here.
    Good luck Pete. Although you don’t need luck because anybody who works as hard as you is always going to end up on top. You will be missed.

  11. Jack Bauer September 29th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Pete,

    Look forward to see you guest blog here in the future.

    Take care.

  12. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Does anybody know how old Chad Jennings is?

  13. Rob L. September 29th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Bronx Jeers….I’ll bet his mother knows.

  14. Noreaster September 29th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Later Pete, thanks for all the great posts!

  15. Seven September 29th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I noticed on the replay besides Swisher it was all the young players (Gardner, Melky, Cervelli, Cano, Pena,) that first surrounded Miranda. The veterans are a couple of steps slower.

  16. Jeff September 29th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Wouldn’t Ripken have played at least 140 games for 14 straight years? Gehrig too?

  17. GMAN September 29th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Yo Pete…
    Keep On with the Keepin’ On !!!

  18. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I am off to bed. Good night Yankee People!!!

    And good bye and good luck Pete- one of the best Yankee people of all :-)

  19. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    :(

    Take good care.

  20. CK in LA September 29th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Pete – have you chosen an alias for posting or are you just going to lurk around here? ;-)

    Best of luck, health & happiness to you and yours. :-)

    Chrissa

  21. Arno September 29th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Later Pete. Please come and guest-blog sometimes, especially after the Yanks win the WS and you feel the need to brag about your prediction.

  22. StandingO'Neill September 29th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Goodnight Sweet Prince

    /Walter Sobcheck

    Seriously though Pete goodbye and all I have to say is thank you, thank you for everything we’ll miss you around here.

  23. Wang IS Taiwan September 29th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    So long, Pete! I’ll be checking in to see how you’re doing in Boston. Wish you could finish up with us here, though.

    I’ll be your family is thrilled you’re going to be home again.

  24. kd September 29th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    thank you pete. this was an amazing ride and a truly innovative way to be a fan. you’ll be missed.

    don’t stay in boston too long, find a way to get a job on a national level.

  25. FrankLM September 29th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Best of luck Pete, you will be missed!

  26. m shirt September 29th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Peter Abraham, goodbye.

  27. David September 29th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Pete, thanks for everything and the best of luck to you at the Globe. You’ll be missed.

  28. RM September 29th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Jeff
    September 29th, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    Wouldn’t Ripken have played at least 140 games for 14 straight years? Gehrig too?

    Nope 1994 was the strike year only 112 games. Gehrig only played 13 complete seasons and parts of two others

  29. Mike September 29th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I think he mentioned in an earlier post that Ripken didn’t qualify for that streak just because of the strike.

  30. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Jeff, Ripkin was in during the strike year, which didn’t have that many games played. The season effectively ended in the beginning of August, which some people say should have affected his consecutive game streak as it wasn’t a full season.

    Gehrig’s streak started June 1st, 1925, ended through April of 1939.

    Interesting that xrays showed that he had multiple fractures that he played with during that streak.

  31. Dan September 29th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    “Wouldn’t Ripken have played at least 140 games for 14 straight years? Gehrig too?”

    Ripken: He probably would have, if not for the strike cutting his ’94 season to 112 games. He had 12 straight years of 140+ games played before that, and 4 more afterwards.

    Gehrig: Only played 126 games in 1925, then played 140+ for 13 straight years following that season.

  32. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Will Pete’s picture disappear at midnight?

    Thanks for all your hard work, Pete.
    Kick back and enjoy the Bruce show tomorrow.
    See you in the soup. (chowdah I guess)

  33. Caryn September 29th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Going to miss you Pete! At least your last game was another good one!

  34. cardiganfox September 29th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Chau Pete, enjoy your family members in Boston.

  35. David September 29th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you, Pete. Best of luck in Beantown.

  36. S.A.--Serenity Now September 29th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Good luck to ya Pete!

  37. Pris September 29th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    say it ain’t so Pete……..
    Are you doing an “official” farewell at this blog?
    :(
    Good luck in your new “Nation”~

  38. Ed in SF September 29th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    If this is your last post, Pete, a sincere THANK YOU for all of your work on this blog. As a transplanted New Yorker living in San Francisco, this blog makes me feel like I am totally “in the know” about our favorite team. In fact, I think I get more insight from this blog than I would get if I lived in New York and read all the dailies without reading this blog. You will be greatly missed.

  39. thomas September 29th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Pete, please dont go.. why are you leaving this great Yankees team for that other team?

  40. chris September 29th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Goodnight and good luck.

  41. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    DT-

    I lied. I didn’t go to bed yet-

    I am very excited my magical shower worked again. If this keeps up, during the playoffs I am going to be the cleanest person in New York.

  42. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Mike, there were a lot of people that felt the strike in a sense ended Ripkin’s streak because it was such a short season. There had been talk at one time that his record should have the asterisk on it because of the strike. (Just like Maris’s record for the HR in a season record had been for a period of time).

  43. Dara Feiler September 29th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Good luck with everything Pete, you will be missed.

  44. CM September 29th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Take care Pete, best of luck, you will be missed!

    (I really hope that you keep calling Pedroia “Keebler” at your new gig, lol!)

  45. Pepitone's Hairdryer September 29th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Pete, you masterfully hid your closeted love for the Sawx and should be commended for it. Now that you’re going home, you can let it loose… OK, half-kidding ;-p…

    In this era of journalism that I’m sure has Murrow spinning in his grave, you showed nothing less than total professionalism day in and day out. Thank you for giving Yankees fans the best reporting in MLB — period. You were in the right place at the right time.

    I get the feeling The Globe will be a launching pad to yet greater heights. Godspeed, lad.

  46. Lisa September 30th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I’m in tears. So sad to see you go Pete. You’ll be missed.

  47. Erica - always OPPC September 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    :arrow:

  48. JZ September 30th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Will Pete work on Sox for Global from next season?

    could anyone confirm this?

  49. randy l. September 30th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    thanks again pete.

    looking forward to that first article at the globe.

  50. Maverick September 30th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Just turned midnight and I poured a glass of 25 year old MaCallan Scotch into my best crystal scotch glass in memory of you Pete.

    And we’ll take a cup o kindness yet,
    For auld lang syne!

  51. Phil September 30th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Good luck, Pete!

    And I wouldn’t call all the comebacks last year and this “meaningless.” At the very least it means the team has had a good pen, and possibly inconsistent starters.

  52. Chris G September 30th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Bye Pete and best of luck. *tear*

  53. michael September 30th, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Bye Pete. Thanks for everything. Sabotage the Globe for us.

  54. Yankees48 September 30th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Here’s a little news for you: Shelley Duncan had his three-game suspension (for the brawl on Sept. 15) rescinded by Major League Baseball on appeal. I believe he used the “I’m Shelley Duncan, people expect me to fight” defense.

    —————————————————
    I just busted out laughing. A big happy birthday to Shelley Duncan… I’ll forever be a huge fan of his.

  55. jack13 September 30th, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Just a lurker, but will miss Pete and all he brings to this blog.

    Go yanks!

  56. Aaron in Baltimore September 30th, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for all the coverage Pete, and thanks for keeping a Yankees fan who doesn’t live in NYC in the loop. Welcome Chad, as a former Times-Shamrock chain reporter, I’m sure you’re ready to start the new gig.

    Also, if you don’t count the strike-shortened season (which you do), Cal Ripken had 16 straight seasons where he played in 140 or more games.

  57. Joe September 30th, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Pete, I can’t believe one of the last things you wrote was this: “Johnny Damon has played in at least 140 games for 14 consecutive years. Only Henry Aaron, Brooks Robinson, Pete Rose and Willie Mays can make that claim.”

    Probably the most ridiculous thing ever uttered because its entirely meaningless. Cal Ripken played every game for 17 straight seasons. The only reason he is not on this dumb list is because there was a stike in 1994. So I ask, exactly how relevant or meaningful is it to list these guys?

  58. David September 30th, 2009 at 10:42 am

    All the best, Pete. Thanks for all the news and views. It’s great to leave at the height of your game (just like Mussina) and that’s what you are doing. JN”s loss is BG’s gain.

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