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Idle time: Pavano to pitch Game 3

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Misc on Oct 07, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Prepare your pot shots. According to a report on MLB.com, Carl Pavano will, in fact, oppose Andy Pettitte in Game 3.

135297_indians_pirates_baseballI caught up with the American Idle in the Twins clubhouse after tonight’s game. He took the pregame booing like a man. “I was here Opening Day with Cleveland so I got hammered a lot worse (then),” Pavano said. “Hey, I don’t blame them. I’d boo me too after the four years I spent here. No one was more disappointed in the lack of production I had here than me.”

The Yankees paid Pavano $39.95 million for four years and he started just 26 games. Despite the obvious hard feelings, Pavano actually pitched well against his old team this year. Both starts were no decisions but he pitched 13.1 innings and allowed four runs on 11 hits (2.70 ERA). He also struck out eight and walked just one.

He will enter the start 5-4 with a 4.64 ERA as a Twin, including a victory on short rest in Sunday’s do-or-die regular-season finale.

Pavano relishes the chance to defeat the Yankees. Again.

He pitched twice against the Yanks in the 2003 World Series and allowed just one run in nine innings, including eight frames of one-run ball in the series-turning Game 4 victory. (The Marlins won in 12 innings on Alex Gonzalez’s walkoff homer off Jeff Weaver.)

“Of course,” he said. “Who wouldn’t? Not just because of the history I have. I’ve already done it once with the Marlins. And I want another chance at it.”

 
 

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76 Responses to “Idle time: Pavano to pitch Game 3”

  1. AlexCT October 7th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    ugh. maybe he could crash his sports car again. or maybe sneeze too hard and burst a blood vessel and break a rib or something… what a joke. nobody was more upset than me to do nothing for 4 years and collect 40 mil… tear tear tear.

  2. m October 7th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Yawn…wait, what did that gloating POS say about doing it as a Marlin.

    Pavano. Going. Down.

  3. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Seriously, Does it get any worse than this?

    http://www.homeruncards.com/im.....pavano.jpg

  4. pat October 7th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    No ill will for Pavano from me.

    I’ve spent hours of my life trying to figure out how to get someone to give me $40 million dollars to do nothing.

  5. Tarheelyank October 7th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    A chance to clinch to against against the Idle.

    “revenge is a dish best served cold”

  6. Donniebaseball23 October 7th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    The Yanks will be getting another shot at you too idle.

  7. PittsburghYankeeFan October 7th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    3 IP. 10 ER. Nobody deserves it more. Scumbag.

  8. djsunyc October 7th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    BRUISED BUTTOCKS!!!

  9. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I think the first 2 times the Yanks faced him this season they tried way too hard to smack him around. We saw a lot of long swings. Hopefully this time they do. Seeing his pic on the blog makes me sick.

  10. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I have nothing nice to say about Pavano.
    Just beat him in game 3

  11. Wolf In Pinstripes October 7th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Glass Carl. Get bent.

  12. Nick in SF in Larkspur October 7th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Very good find, Bronx Jeers.

    :mad:

  13. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Great game tonight! I am going to sleep well. Hope the rest of you do too!

    Good night Yankee people!!

  14. Pepitone's Hairdryer October 7th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Let’s win Game 2, then worry about this hump.

  15. Tarheelyank October 7th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Sam and Chad you guys were unbelievable today. Great job Thanks!!

  16. CK in LA October 7th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    “No one was more disappointed in the lack of production I had here than me.”

    Sure, except for the guy who paid you $1.5 million per start. What an ass …. bruised at that.

  17. Garrius October 7th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Night Erica!

  18. Zach in Port Jeff October 7th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Dodger Stadium is actually louder thank Yankee Stadium was tonight.

    We need to get the Legends Seats people motivated.

    Maybe the Yankees could post a fictitious 500 point Dow Jones gain on the scoreboard during crucial points in the game???

  19. m October 7th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Who are we cheering against in tom. Angels/Sox game?

  20. Nick in SF in Larkspur October 7th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Zach, I just caught up with your post on the previous thread. If I might make a humble suggestion… perhaps you should use the time after the Yankee championship parade in November to get caught up with Lost, the season five dvd’s will be out before Christmas.

    Season six begins in late January, I think. Then you can be all caught up in time to watch the series finale in real time.

    I loved Prison Break and hung with it for the first three seasons, then I fell behind and haven’t caught up. I loved that show no matter how much it insulted my intelligence.

    A Prison Break final season dvd marathon might be a good idea if we have a long layoff between playoff series.

  21. CK in LA October 7th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    m October 7th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Who are we cheering against in tom. Angels/Sox game?

    ———–

    Would you rather play on Boston or Anaheim?

  22. djsunyc October 7th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    m October 7th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Who are we cheering against in tom. Angels/Sox game?

    ——

    i would like to see yanks/angels. we have yet to beat them and i think it would be a much more fun series baseball wise. boston is BORING. the angels run and force the issue – it will come down to the team that doesn’t make the mistake. i’d love to see us kill that rally monkey once and for all…

  23. CK in LA October 7th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    ooops. “…play in …”

  24. Joker, The October 7th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    If the Yankees don’t destroy him I’m going to be very unhappy. I’m talking “won’t even finish the first inning” type of destroying.

  25. BD October 8th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I get that people hate Pavano, but emotions aside, he’s actually pitched pretty well for Minnesota. He has a 3.50 FIP with a good strikeout rate. His ERA is significantly inflated due to a high BABIP.

    And for all the money Pavano “stole” from the Yankees, let’s be honest about one thing: The Yankees’ problems over the last 4 years have almost nothing to do with Carl Pavano. Even if he hadn’t spent 80% of his Yankees career on the DL, he was never going to be the shutdown-type, top-of-the-rotation pitcher the Yankees have needed all this time. IOW, it was a bad signing from the get-go, not unlike Igawa if you think about it.

  26. Zach in Port Jeff October 8th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Nick, Regarding Prison Break…I remember someone telling me about how Season 1 was all about breaking out of prison…and then in season 2, for some reason or the other, they actually break back into prison.

    That was all I needed to hear. Since then, it has been on my “Must View” list.

  27. BD October 8th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Oh, tomorrow it’s Angels all the way, baby.

  28. ditmars1929 October 8th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Pavano is so pathetic.

    Wow, what a great game tonight. My little son was very excited about Jeter’s homer. Nice to see him growing up a Yankee fan.

    On the broadcasting side, did you guys notice how much better the TBS announcers were? And yes, I’ll admit my dislike for Kay, Cone, Leiter, etc.

    One thing confused me, however. At one point, Darling said (I’m paraphrasing here), “Rivera doesn’t hit 95 anymore, but he makes up for it by learning control.”

    OK, fine I guess, but I don’t recall Mariano losing velocity over the years. He’s been very consistent from what I’ve seen. Am I missing something?

  29. Nick in SF in Larkspur October 8th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Zach: so you haven’t actually watched any of Prison Break?

  30. S.A.--Serenity Now October 8th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Watching ESPN: Nameless fool: “I don’t think we will be seeing Joba starting for the yankees again”

    Oh god. Stop

  31. RyanM October 8th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Pavano extended their season last Sunday. Next Sunday he’ll end it.

  32. Zach in Port Jeff October 8th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Never watched one episode Nick. Since DVD’s and DVR’s, my TV viewing habits have changed drastically.

    I’m still catching up on Twin Peaks episodes.

    Dont tell me what happened.

  33. Nick in SF in Larkspur October 8th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    S.A.: it’s going to be another fun offseason. We can talk about Phil Hughes too! :)

  34. randy l. October 8th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    the yankees have created two teams.

    a posada team

    and a molina team.

    two fan bases that don’t like each other.

    one that likes posada

    and one that likes molina.

    announcers who get paid by the yankees get to pour gasoline on the divide.

    all for an overpaid pitcher who’s barely better than league average that the yankees couldn’t give away for nothing if they tried.

    makes sense to me

  35. Nick in SF in Larkspur October 8th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Zach, I won’t spoil any of it, glad I didn’t blurt something out before. Very addictive show with a lot of colorful characters and acting that goes beyond the quality of the underlying material. Go for it.

  36. GGBG (Magic Number: reset to 10) October 8th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    The American Idle is the single best, most descriptive nickname I’ve heard in baseball since Reggie was named Mr. October.

    As for tomorrow’s Angels / Red Sox game…can I just root for it to go 15 innings?

  37. S.A.--Serenity Now October 8th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Nick in SF in Larkspur
    October 8th, 2009 at 12:09 am
    S.A.: it’s going to be another fun offseason. We can talk about Phil Hughes too!

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

    LOL
    WooHoo! :|

  38. Jones (Posada supporter) October 8th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Pavano is going down.

  39. Zach in Port Jeff October 8th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Joba and Hughes will both be in the rotation next year.

    Lets just hope Posada can catch them! Heh, heh.

  40. Nick in SF in Larkspur October 8th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    randy: I love Jose Molina. Best backup catcher in the league and a standup guy. I’ll miss him when he’s gone, whenever that is.

  41. Tarheelyank October 8th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    ditmars1929

    Rivera has lost some velocity.

    What doesn’t make sense to me is the comment about his control. His control has always been excellent.

  42. S.A.--Serenity Now October 8th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    I like Posada and Molina. I pretty much like everyone on the team now that I think about it. Hhhmm Love is in the air

  43. terpbomber October 8th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    It would be poetic justice if the Yankees won the deciding game against Pavano. That way I’d feel that he finally helped the Yankees win a meaningful game.

  44. Yeah October 8th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I believe the game on Tuesday was the “do-or-die regular-season finale.”

  45. ditmars1929 October 8th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Tarheel, Rivera has been so consistent with that one pitch of his that I have never noticed a drop in his velocity (and I don’t put much trust in the stadium radar guns). And you’re correct, his control has always been there. I meant to mention that in my original post too. Sorry. Thanks for your reply.

  46. Zach in Port Jeff (1 down, 10 to go) October 8th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Jeez…there have been runners on base all night at Chavez Ravine.

  47. CK in LA October 8th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    If they lost on Sunday, there wouldn’t have been a Tuesday.

  48. Jeremy October 8th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    The Cardinals bullpen doesn’t look that good.

  49. CK in LA October 8th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    The Dodger bullpen had been very shaky the past few weeks …. really thought Weaver was going to cough it up again. He’s pitched some real clunkers for the Dodgers. I’m surprised Torre is using hem.

  50. Abdababdaserser October 8th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Darling is wishing his career was 1/4 as good as Mo’s, the only thing he can do about it is to denigrate Mo.

    I got really tired of the TBS announcers after one inning. I hate Kay, rally in their bones and all. Chip Caray sounded like a cheap TV game show host, not an announcer who knows anything about baseball. Darling was OK, but Caray over talked him and both were down right silly with the comments about the jet stream. Clueless dolts who got their talking points from ESPN at best, probably had Kruk give them pointers to bring up.

  51. Zach in Port Jeff (1 down, 10 to go) October 8th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    It would be poetic justice if the Yankees won the deciding game against Pavano. That way I’d feel that he finally helped the Yankees win a meaningful game.
    ================
    Poetic justice would be if Pavano invested his $40 million with Bernie Maddoff…THAT would be poetic justice!

  52. CK in LA October 8th, 2009 at 12:25 am

    “Poetic justice would be if Pavano invested his $40 million with Bernie Maddoff…THAT would be poetic justice!”
    ————-

    Doctors, lawyers and strippers probably got the bulk of it.

  53. mike eff October 8th, 2009 at 12:25 am

    as far as some one remarking that the stadium wasnt as loud as LA tonight..well i can tell you we were VERY loud in the terrace, very much the feel of across the street…

  54. pat October 8th, 2009 at 12:25 am

    “Who are we cheering against in tom. Angels/Sox game?”

    I need to see how Beckett pitches before I decide for sure so for now, a five game series with 3 extra inning games and lots of frequesnt flier miles for both teams.

  55. Abdababdaserser October 8th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Pavano might have started out wanting to be a Yankee, but then found that it was easier to just be a possum than deal with fans in NY. I am pretty disappointed that for 4 years he couldn’t take the field, yet healed in time to pitch for a new contract. This year he is healthy all season.

  56. Zach in Port Jeff (1 down, 10 to go) October 8th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Mike, I’m sure the terrace and bleacher sections were rocking tonight.

    I wish I could say the same about the Legends Seats though.

  57. Nick in SF in Larkspur October 8th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Dodger Stadium wins first prize today for crowd, I think. That shot with the whole stadium waving their hankies was pretty cool.

    Dodger Stadium? LA? Crowd? Did I just type that??

  58. Tarheelyank October 8th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Randy

    “announcers who get paid by the yankees get to pour gasoline on the divide.”

    Is about the only thing I agree with in your post.

    Agree or disagree with Molina starting, he is definetly part of this Yankee team. We are not talking about a hired gun, or a late season trade (pudge).

    This Yankee team is not a team of 9. It’s 25 players who seem to really like and pull for each other. As a fan, I am too.

    I hope Molina goes 3 for 3. Stranger things have happened

  59. CK in LA October 8th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Wow, Torre is going to use 6 pitchers tonight. The pen is going to be toast by game three.

  60. CK in LA October 8th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Nick in SF in Larkspur October 8th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Dodger Stadium wins first prize today for crowd, I think. That shot with the whole stadium waving their hankies was pretty cool.

    Dodger Stadium? LA? Crowd? Did I just type that??

    ———–

    I would bet that this is the first game 2/3 of them have been to this year.

  61. Pat M. October 8th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    They once again drew 3.7 million

  62. damon October 8th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Speaking of Joba,I was so proud of him in relief Yesterday.

    Torre has shut down Pujols,by walking him, exposed Holliday to lousy pitches.He’s been nullified.

  63. CK in LA October 8th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    They sold 3.7 but there’s no way that many people actually went to the games.

  64. mike October 8th, 2009 at 12:37 am

    The tbs broadcast was good. Wayyyyy better than those yankee haters on fox and joe morgans endless commentary bout himself and the big red machine

  65. Tarheelyank October 8th, 2009 at 12:43 am

    ditmars

    if you are still out there, no problem. btw, I grew up very close to ditmars, a long time ago.

  66. Get it right please! October 8th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    possum = opossum

  67. Wes October 8th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    “I hope Molina goes 3 for 3. Stranger things have happened”

    3-3? Be realistic.
    I like Both Posada & Molina.
    Molina is a terrific defensive catcher, but people are really hating on Posada. He’s done a lot of great things. I also think that his injury delay has a factor here. I’m sure they’ll work it out next spring training. I still believe Posada is a good catcher. He’s also 38 years old. Remember that. Hes not in his 20s anymore.

  68. damon October 8th, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Molina will be gone next year,and AJ will adjust to Posada.
    All the pitchers love Carevelli.

  69. damon October 8th, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Most left on base,is 25 ,in theis game so far a new division race record,Dodgers and Cardinals.

  70. JeterJobaCanoFanForever, enough said October 8th, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Stupid is as stupid does.
    ————————————————————

    Watching ESPN: Nameless fool: “I don’t think we will be seeing Joba starting for the yankees again”

    Oh god. Stop

  71. mike October 8th, 2009 at 1:57 am

    BRING ME THE HEAD OF CARL PAVANO.

  72. MJR (Shut Up Steve Phillips) October 8th, 2009 at 2:18 am

    ok. I just finished the LA/STL game on Tivo.

    This is probably the 5th Cards game I’ve seen this whole year. 2nd with Carpenter and 2 with Wainwright.

    I don’t see what all the hype is about. When they are absolutely clicking, then YES, they look awesome. BUT….who doesn’t look great when clicking?!

    Tonight, they looked just like any other NL team hitting a lot of singles.

  73. zmaster!! October 8th, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Carl Freekin Pavano!!!!

  74. 27 October 8th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    The media has hyped up the Posada issue to no end. Lets just forget about it. As always, its never as much of an issue in the clubhouse as it is in the media. Especially on ESPN.

  75. EY October 8th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Can’t believe he’s getting off the booing by pitching at Metrodome for game 3.

    I hope we totally blast him in a rout, sweeping the series 3-0 in front of his own crowd.

  76. tim October 8th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I hope the Yanks knock Pavano off the mound by the third inning..what a waste he was when here!…WHAT I hope for more is for Cashman to stop getting all these terrible pitchers for the outlandish salaries he has paid them!..I have been saying for years to my friends what ever happened to developing our own pitchers and players other teams do it why can`t the Yankees?


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