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Yankees drop series finale in Oakland

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 22, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia pitched a complete game and Alex Rodriguez started the team’s first triple play since 1968, but the Yankees lost to the Athletics 4-2 this afternoon in Oakland. Marcus Thames and Mark Teixeira hit home runs, but the Yankees couldn’t muster much more against Dallas Braden. Kurt Suzuki’s three-run home run in the first inning made the difference.

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159 Responses to “Yankees drop series finale in Oakland”

  1. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I’m still giddy over the triple play, I don’t even care that much that they lost. LOL

  2. Jakke April 22nd, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Halladay is better than CC and it isin’t even close.

    Halladay hasn’t walked 6 guys this season. CC did today.

  3. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 22nd, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    LOL The game is over already? I’ll take 2/3 anytime – on the road? Absolutely. CC was due for an “eh” game, but even then he battled. I’m not concerned about the offense, but they aren’t going into Anaheim against a hot Angels team in the best of shape. That said, this team almost always finds a way to get it done; I’m surprised when they lose.

    I don’t get why CC had to pitch a complete game; why not let Roberston throw an inning ?

  4. CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Oh well, we scored less than 3 runs for the first time all season IIRC, it happens. Move on.

  5. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    BloggingBombers Yankees lose 4-2. Time of game: 2:07. Joe West must be proud.

    :lol:

  6. gyhu April 22nd, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    So fast.

    Chad, I guess you didn’t believe the Yanks could win: you must had this post written up before the start of the ninth inning.

  7. Jenny April 22nd, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    CC needs a medicine ball for that stomach

  8. game over April 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    this theoretical trade sounds pretty good now:

    Halladay for Montero + Hughes + Joba + Melancon + Austin Jackson + Phil Coke

  9. chan ho's runs April 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Oh well, it’s one loss. But please, get Nick Johnson off of this team. He is truly awful.

  10. CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    In case people are misinterpreting my comments…

    I did not say that CC was better than Roy.

    I said I would take CC over Roy, based on age and less injury concerns!

  11. gyhu April 22nd, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Let me guess. Another walkoff tonight for the red sox? :(
    When will such madness end? Who will they play next?

  12. rocman April 22nd, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    getting tired of Nick Johnson, and it’s only week 2

  13. Mike RI April 22nd, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    im so over this loss it happens

  14. teddy gbu April 22nd, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    yep me too

  15. m April 22nd, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Well, at least we won the series. Next stop…?

  16. Rick April 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    One pitch made the game but there’s some upside even so.
    C.C. gives the team a rested bullpen for the L.A. series and the team has yet to lose a series this year.
    Root for the White Sox and Rangers tonight and nothing changes.

  17. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees have to “search for positives” out of this game. It’s not like they’re a losing team that’s looking for silver linings.

    They lost.

    Suzuki owns Sabathia and Sabathia didn’t have his best command today. End of story.

  18. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Here’s the box score from the Yankees last Triple Play. From the legendary pitcher Dooley Womack to Bobby Cox at third to Mickey Mantle at first.

    http://www.baseball-reference......6030.shtml

  19. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Mike RI April 22nd, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    im so over this loss it happens

    ***********************
    I’m with you. They took the series; what more can you ask for?

  20. ??? April 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Oh well the yanks cant win them all. The triple play was great nice job by A-Rod. Good news is Teix might be coming out of his slump.

  21. pat April 22nd, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Cisco went 2-3 today. He just keeps hitting.

  22. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    game over April 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    this theoretical trade sounds pretty good now:

    Halladay for Montero + Hughes + Joba + Melancon + Austin Jackson + Phil Coke

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

  23. MaineYankee April 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    GB7

    Dooley Womack. Now thats a name I haven’t thought of in along time. :lol:

  24. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    pat April 22nd, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Cisco went 2-3 today. He just keeps hitting.

    **********************
    I know!! Cervelli is awesome :)

  25. Gil L April 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    nick johnson may not need to be shown the door, but he HAS to hit lower in the order. i would definitely sweep him with grandy.

  26. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    game over April 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    this theoretical trade sounds pretty good now:

    Halladay for Montero + Hughes + Joba + Melancon + Austin Jackson + Phil Coke

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

    ****************************
    :lol:

  27. Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I can’t believe some people are brining up this “Halladay is better than Sabathia” stuff.

    Well Halladay is better than Sabathia but not that much better. Also what are you going to say when Halladay finally fails in a game ?

  28. Chris April 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    game over April 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    this theoretical trade sounds pretty good now:

    Halladay for Montero + Hughes + Joba + Melancon + Austin Jackson + Phil Coke

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    I will make a Halladay for Montero + Hughes + Joba trade.

  29. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    In case people are misinterpreting my comments…

    I did not say that CC was better than Roy.

    I said I would take CC over Roy, based on age and less injury concerns!

    _____________________________________
    Halladay is better, therefore, one would take him over the lesser pitcher aka CC…

  30. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    I can’t believe some people are brining up this “Halladay is better than Sabathia” stuff.

    Well Halladay is better than Sabathia but not that much better. Also what are you going to say when Halladay finally fails in a game ?

    __________________________________
    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  31. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    MaineYankee April 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    GB7

    Dooley Womack. Now thats a name I haven’t

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Yeah, and there’s a very logical reason for that. Nobody likes to remember when they was a kid and saw their dog get run over.

  32. ??? April 22nd, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Johnson still has a very good obp. There is no need to panic and move him out of the 2 hole. He is a career 271 hitter I’m sure he will get it going.

  33. CB April 22nd, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    This game was a great illustration of how much impact that stadium has on games and how deceiving the ERAs of Oakland pitchers can be.

    The yanks would have hit multiple home runs today in almost any other park. Teix himself would have had a multi-homer game in another stadium. His swing is particularly hurt by that park.

    The offense looked not so hot today but a lot of that was related to the context. They’ll be better in Anaheim.

    Let’s hope Tex and Johnson break out of their slumps.

    On a positive note the yankees starting rotation continues to give them quality and length. 4 runs over 8 innings – there’s really nothing wrong with that. The yankees win 90% of the games they would play when a pitcher puts up that kind of performance.

    But today just happened to be one of those 1 in 10 days were they come out on the wrong end of the stick.

  34. MaineYankee April 22nd, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    GB7

    That was a rough time to be a Yankee fan. It wasn’t all that bad not to see them on TV here that much.

  35. Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    As long as the Yankees keep on taking series that’s all that matters.

  36. SJ44 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Why use the bullpen when you don’t have to? CC’s pitch count was fine.

    The pen will get used enough this year. A full day for everybody helps rather than hurts.

    Win another series and that’s all that matters despite the best efforts of the trolls.

    I’ll take 11-4 to start the season anytime.

  37. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    The Red Sox only ordered a CT scan for Ellsbury today. 4 hairline fractures. I guess the 2 x-rays were clean.

    Francona said it was standard protocol “You treat the symptoms,” he said, “and once you’re not able to play, go back and do the CT scan.”

    Can you imagine Yankee fans reaction if this happened to one of our players? As it is, the fans don’t trust the Yankees very much. lol.

  38. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I kid about Dooley womack, though. He was actually a pretty good relief pitcher for the Yankees, but, Lord that was a bad team. Oddly, the last time the Yanks turned a triple play, they lost 4-3.

  39. Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Valerie G.

    Halladay is good but he is human he will fail just like he failed last year a couple of times. Heck even Mariano Rivera who performs like a machine fails once in a while.

  40. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    MaineYankee April 22nd, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    GB7

    That was a rough time to be a Yankee fan. It wasn’t all that bad not to see them on TV here that much

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    I was fortunate to catch a break. I only saw the first month. I spent the next two years in Vietnam. I missed the carnage.

  41. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Jeremy,

    lol. Listen to yourself. “just like he failed last year a couple of times.

    I hear what you’re saying, but you just made Valerie’s point there. Halladay is darn good.

  42. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 22nd, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    “I know!! Cervelli is awesome :)

    Ditto!

    I’d say more about the game but I’m trying to find some quotes. Not being someone to spend my life searching what other people have said, it isn’t as easy for me to go back to last year (at least AJ’s quotes are from this season) and find things! Geesh.

  43. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    Valerie G.

    Halladay is good but he is human he will fail just like he failed last year a couple of times. Heck even Mariano Rivera who performs like a machine fails once in a while.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    haha, the way you phrased that was funny. Yeah, you’re right…but he’s still amazing, and he fails far less often than he succeeds.

  44. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    Jeremy,

    lol. Listen to yourself. “just like he failed last year a couple of times.

    I hear what you’re saying, but you just made Valerie’s point there. Halladay is darn good.

    ______________________________________
    lol thanks :-)

  45. BJK April 22nd, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    SJ44 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Win another series and that’s all that matters despite the best efforts of the trolls.

    I’ll take 11-4 to start the season anytime.

    ————————————————————————

    Easy for you to say. For those of us who had money on a 159 win season, today was a disaster of epic proportions.

  46. Nick in SF at Yankee Stadium West April 22nd, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Am I allowed to look for positives?

    You can’t ever win ‘em all, but win or lose, the ballpark’s the place to be ‘cos you never know what you’re gonna see!

    The results of this game won’t matter in the long run — heck, they don’t matter in the short run either — but there was still a magic moment for Yankee fans to enjoy.

    Woo hoo!

  47. pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Ledger_Yankees “I walked their lefties 4 times. That’s just ridiculous.” – CC #NYY

  48. teddy gbu April 22nd, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    sj.

    agreed. tex pretty close to get lock in.

    sure yanks lost but the yanks rested guys like jorge and curtis.

    cc showed character, could folded in the 1st, but fought back.

    hits ball hards in the 9th.

    my one question, is mitre worth keeping around

  49. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I knew it was bad, but on paper it looks really bad:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston.....ob-tonight

    Is Buccholz pitching for his job? It seems like a silly question, but Daisuke is coming back soon.

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  51. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 22nd, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Good points, CB. I said this before the series, but I despise Oakland Stadium (or whatever it’s called). LOL My mother just called the loss “terrible”…… I don’t think so. I’m surprisingly relaxed about it; usually I’d be upset, lol. Hey, they took 2/3; it’s not like the Yanks were never going to lose again.

  52. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 22nd, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I just figured they’d let D-Rob get some work…

  53. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 22nd, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    SJ, I wondered about that only because we want to keep the pen sharp if possible…….It’s not a big deal, though.

  54. Jakke April 22nd, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Buchholz has a 1.80 ERA. No way should be pitching for her job…. Wakefield looks shot and should be the one to go if they make a change.

    But if they want to keep Wakie in there instead, fine by me.

  55. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    The Sox are in some major trouble…

  56. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 22nd, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    M, he hasn’t been that good, but on the other hand, Buchholz hasn’t pitched that badly – not to the point where he’s pitching for his job. If he’s going to be developed, they need to let him keep starting.

  57. pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Braden just told reporters that he yelled at ARod for jogging over the pitcher’s mound. #nyy

  58. LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I thought Tex’s fly out in the 9th was a HR. It sounded really nice right off the bat. I couldn’t believe that did not go out.

  59. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 22nd, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    That ERA is misleading. He did not pitch well in KC despite giving up only 2 runs and although the 4 runs against Tampa were unearned, he’s the one that put them on base. I agree, though – it should be Wakefield pitching for his job.

  60. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    Ledger_Yankees Braden just told reporters that he yelled at ARod for jogging over the pitcher’s mound. #nyy
    _____________________________________
    seriously?? wow. supersticious?

  61. Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    m
    LOL ! Yeah I know that he is good. But some troll was on here making it seem like Halladay was some god and I was just making a comment that he isn’t perfect but good.

    But I don’t get why some people have to compare CC to Halladay.

  62. Worry Wart April 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I’m upset about this loss because we are facing one of the hottest teams in baseball this weekend.

    And our worst pitcher is going one day and the next day we’re facing Piniero, sinkerballer (not the type of pitcher we want to face when most of our hitters are not in a groove).

    Burnett has to win tomorrow vs. Santana, who is hittable. The 2 next days are question marks.

  63. SJ44 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Tex is close to breaking out? Nick?

    If he continues to take the two sealers in for called strike threes and not make an adjustment, he’s on borrowed time in the two hole.

    Kevin Long has to get on his butt about making that adjustment. He’s a better hitter than he has shown.

  64. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    Ledger_Yankees “I walked their lefties 4 times. That’s just ridiculous.” – CC #NYY

    **********************
    Poor CC.

  65. LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Did anyone else just hear Braden 8O.

    He should be suspended for that. He cannot be making threats.

  66. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    m
    LOL ! Yeah I know that he is good. But some troll was on here making it seem like Halladay was some god and I was just making a comment that he isn’t perfect but good.

    But I don’t get why some people have to compare CC to Halladay.
    __________________________________________
    Are you callin me a troll? ;-)

  67. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    When did A-rod run over the mound, during the GITP? :P

    Seriously, I think the pitchers don’t want the mound to get messed up. They like it just right.

  68. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    Ledger_Yankees Braden just told reporters that he yelled at ARod for jogging over the pitcher’s mound. #nyy

    **************************
    I was wondering what that was all about. I couldn’t figure out what he was so mad at. lol

  69. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Did anyone else just hear Braden 8O.

    He should be suspended for that. He cannot be making threats.
    ______________________
    What did he say??

  70. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Did anyone else just hear Braden 8O.

    He should be suspended for that. He cannot be making threats.

    ***********************
    What did he say? He theatened Alex???

  71. ??? April 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    LOL @ Braden say there will be repercussions. Alex I’m sure is shaking at the thought of his 88 mph fastball hitting him.

  72. Carl April 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    # m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    When did A-rod run over the mound, during the GITP? :P

    Seriously, I think the pitchers don’t want the mound to get messed up. They like it just right.

    lol they walk around it all game. Its not like they teleport off the mound between innings.

  73. Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Valerie G.
    Yeah I will admit the way I phrased that was funny. The guy is the best in the game. He isn’t perfect but he is one of the best. I think he is better than Santana.

  74. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Those fly balls by Teixeira, Rodriguez and Cano here tagged but just didn’t carry in the better air. Makes you really take notice of the home run that Rodriguez hit to center on Tuesday night.

  75. Pat M. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    When does Oakland come to The Stadium…….SJ, I have no comment on Nick Johnson

  76. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Well, our Alex sure is a lightening Rod, isn’t he?

  77. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Valerie G.
    Yeah I will admit the way I phrased that was funny. The guy is the best in the game. He isn’t perfect but he is one of the best. I think he is better than Santana.
    _______________________
    yeah, just a little ;-) but you’re absolutely right about that…santana is my fav pitcher in the game, but halladay is better.

  78. Joe April 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Tex is close to breaking out? Nick?

    If he continues to take the two sealers in for called strike threes and not make an adjustment, he’s on borrowed time in the two hole.

    ———————–

    Agree 100%. Nick better pick it up soon or he’s moving way down

  79. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Carl,

    LOL. The infielders conference on the mound all the time. But you don’t see anyone running roughshod over it. :P

    I guess Braden thought it was bush league!

  80. pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Alex must have run over the mound to get back to the dugout earlier in the game.

  81. Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Valerie G
    No not you it was another poster. Not a regular.

  82. LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    He basically said A-Rod walked over the mound and that is against baseball etiquette.

    He went on this whole little cry baby rant about how Alex is a superstar so he should know better.

    But he ended it by saying if he does it again, there will be repercussions.

  83. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    What did Braden say???

  84. Carl April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    mlb.tv on ps3 is now up. Ima try it out right now.

  85. LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    superstar, *but* he should know better

  86. William Buckner April 22nd, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Nothing too shocking about playing a little lethargic day after night game and east to west coast travel this week.

    Another series win. Love the way this team has gone about their business.

  87. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    Valerie G
    No not you it was another poster. Not a regular.
    ______________
    good lol

  88. Jeremy April 22nd, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Who does this Braden guy thinks he is ? Randy Johnson

  89. Carl April 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    wow it looks great!

  90. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    He basically said A-Rod walked over the mound and that is against baseball etiquette.

    He went on this whole little cry baby rant about how Alex is a superstar so he should know better.

    But he ended it by saying if he does it again, there will be repercussions.
    ____________________________________________________________
    haha wow. i’m sure he’s so scared of that threat. Braden needs to take it easy…I mean I totally get how that’s against unspoken baseball rules and all that, but repercussions…wow. lol

  91. teddy gbu April 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    sj

    johnson had a 400 obp until today.

    his job getting on base thats it.

    despite his k, he a huge part in wearing starters down, them taking showers in the 5th.

    jeter k 100 times in the 2 hole, nobody cared then

  92. Michelle April 22nd, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Funny post game comments by Arod. Does a nobody like Braden really think a superstar is going to care what he has to say? Please..

  93. Bronx Jeers April 22nd, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Alex was trying to rattle him a bit.

  94. Truck April 22nd, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    To be fair A-Rod doesn’t exactly have the best reputation for baseball etiquette (slapping the ball out of Arroyo’s glove, shouting HA in Toronto, fighting Varitek with a mask on, etc.)

    I have no idea what he did or if its a big deal, but I wouldn’t be so quick to say he did nothing at all…

  95. BJK April 22nd, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Worry Wart April 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    I’m upset about this loss because we are facing one of the hottest teams in baseball this weekend.

    And our worst pitcher is going one day and the next day we’re facing Piniero, sinkerballer (not the type of pitcher we want to face when most of our hitters are not in a groove).

    Burnett has to win tomorrow vs. Santana, who is hittable. The 2 next days are question marks.

    ——————————————————————————————————-

    1) The Angels are one of the hottest teams in baseball. The Yankees are THE hottest team in baseball.

    2) Our “worst” pitcher is better than most of the league.

    3) All of their pitchers are “hittable”. And every day is a question mark. That’s why they play the games.

  96. Michelle April 22nd, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    It looked like Arod was wearing his world series ring in the post game.

  97. randy l. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    just saw braden’s tirade against alex on mlb network.

    the announcers there , leiter, ripken etc had a good time with it poking fun at braden’s annoyance at alex crossing the mound.

    all i was thinking watching braden talk is he must not know that the major leagues has a full dental plan- everything’s all paid for.

    maybe he was just mad because arod has good teeth.

  98. LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Alex handled it very professionally basically saying he had no idea what Braden was talking about.

    He did make sure to get a little dig in there though saying: this is a guy who has won what a handful of games (paraphrased)

  99. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    where can i find postgame comments from both sides online??

  100. CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Obviously, Braden will one day don a Red Sox uniform.

    He is a piece of carcillo who would fit right in on that hartnelling dirty team.

    What a real piece of work.

    He’s probably angry that ARod finally got his RING!

  101. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Unfortunately, we have to go back to the Grand Canyon in July.

    The trick to winning there, is not walking people and not giving up HR. It definitely is a difficult place to score. We only scored yesterday because of back-to-back triples (what are the odds?) and a flare by Gardner (what are the odds?).

    We had some baserunners, I would’ve tried some small ball.

  102. Valerie G. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    michelle–haha hope he wasn’t wearing it during the game ;-)

  103. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    randy l -

    IS there an etiquette about avoiding crossing the mound to get back to the dugout?

  104. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Alex handled it very professionally basically saying he had no idea what Braden was talking about.

    He did make sure to get a little dig in there though saying: this is a guy who has won what a handful of games (paraphrased)

    ********************
    LOL

    I love Alex :)

  105. Bronx Jeers April 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    To be fair A-Rod doesn’t exactly have the best reputation for baseball etiquette (slapping the ball out of Arroyo’s glove, shouting HA in Toronto, fighting Varitek with a mask on, etc.)

    ?????

    Alex stole Tek’s mask?

  106. Pat M. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Apparently Alex crossed the mound on his way back to 1st base after Cano’s cue shot that just went foul……….I thought it was rather funny watching Alex’s hand wave as if he was shushing a gnat away

  107. blake April 22nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    CC pitched poorly (for him) but he kept hem in the game and gave them a chance to win and gave the pen a day off. The Yanks just didn’t score runs today…you can’t win them all…winning 2 of 3 puts a team on pace to win 108 games.

    I kinda agree with SJ on NJ but I think he will be ok, as he said he is too good a hitter to not make adjustments.

  108. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 22nd, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    “””””Oh well, it’s one loss. But please, get Nick Johnson off of this team. He is truly awful.”””

    I’m so thrilled Godzilla was thrown under the bus because of his knees. Maybe NJ will play one more game than Hidecki and bat 30 less rbi, 75 points less average, 10 less HR oh but he will walk 1 time a game lol. Cashman really blew this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  109. randy l. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    “fighting Varitek with a mask on”

    huh- ?

    that’s a black mark on arod ?

    i think you have that a little backwards.

    that was all on varitek who had no business being up the line.

    he’s the one who should have taken his mask off if he wanted to go at it.

  110. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Doreen,

    Probably etiquette for the pitchers to avoid the batter’s boxes, too. ;)

  111. ??? April 22nd, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Great response from A-Rod I never seen that from someone with only a handful of wins.

    Translation know your role little boy.

  112. CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    There is no etiquette.

    The only etiquette Braden was interested in was trying to start trouble with a Yankee, because Braden looks like a petty dirtbag (who will one day don a Sox uni)

  113. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 22nd, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    After their major league careers, perhaps NJ and Javy can revive theater with a new production of: The Brothers Soft.

  114. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    ??? April 22nd, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Great response from A-Rod I never seen that from someone with only a handful of wins.

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

    Classic.

  115. Jack April 22nd, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    NJ sucks. Luckily the lineup around him is so good that we can hide him

    He stares at more hittable strikes than any player I have ever seen. Pitchers are going to start to take notice about how passive he is and will just throw him nothing but strikes knowing he will just look at them….

  116. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    A-Rod shocked to be yelled at by guy with only handful of wins. Braden points out he only has 3, not a handful. “Do the math.”

    I’m starting to really dislike Braden.

  117. pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Did A-Rod apologize? “What do you think? The was tasting himself too long to apologize.” — Braden #NYY

  118. CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    What do you expect for a guy named after a city?

    Class? Certainly not.

  119. Yanks 99 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Melkman,

    They are not in the NL anymore. There will be no revival, only continued descend.

  120. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Sorry-the 6:41 post was from Carig’s twitter

  121. tala08 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    A-Rod shocked to be yelled at by guy with only handful of wins. Braden points out he only has 3, not a handful. “Do the math.”

    ———————
    So he’s saying he’s not as good as A-Rod gave him credit for?

  122. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    A-rod could’ve taken the high mound road here.

  123. tex's friend April 22nd, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    alex loves hitting in anaheim, tex is almost there, nj needs to go back to his original swing before he was taught to pull everything, gardner will not play vs lefties nearly as much after today and thames (who is hitting lefties),

  124. E-C April 22nd, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Typical media… they go to A-Rod with Braden’s comments, and back to Braden with A-Rod and will start a war of words.

    Why don’t they handle this like men ! Fight in the parking lot !

  125. randy l. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    “IS there an etiquette about avoiding crossing the mound to get back to the dugout?”

    doreen-

    i’ve never thought about it before now.

    off hand i’d say, and i’m just winging it here, it probably depends how close he got to the pitcher while he was standing there and if he said something. if he just touched the dirt a bit, i don’t see how that’d be a big deal.

    pat m-

    any thoughts?

  126. Joe April 22nd, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    # Yep. Braden on A-Rod: “The guy was tasting himself too long to apologize.” #NYY 3 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    —————–

    What does that even mean? Is this some sort of sexual reference that went over my head?

  127. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 22nd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Don’t want to break up good conversation here but in case anyone comes around asking for the quotes I promised, please tell them I intend to deliver. Not being a “private I” type searcher, without knowing the exact words, trying to track the stuff down is grueling.

    But I’ll do it.

  128. CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    What a sick pervert, Braden is.

  129. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Ledger_Yankees Did A-Rod apologize? “What do you think? The was tasting himself too long to apologize.” — Braden #NYY

    **********************
    What does that even mean??

  130. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    “””””””NJ sucks. Luckily the lineup around him is so good that we can hide him

    He stares at more hittable strikes than any player I have ever seen. Pitchers are going to start to take notice about how passive he is and will just throw him nothing but strikes knowing he will just look at them….”””””””

    By the end of the season, Godzilla is going to be scratching his head in great wonder why Cashdope didn’t spend 8 million for a one year deal to keep him in the Bronx. Godzilla is special. NJ is like a bottle of flat walmart soda.

  131. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Things you learn: When Dallas Braden is old, don’t dare step on his lawn. Sheesh.

  132. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 22nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I meant to add

    :)

    I’ll do it cheerfully.

  133. pat April 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Things you learn: When Dallas Braden is old, don’t dare step on his lawn. Sheesh. #NYY

  134. Truck April 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Will Texas show some integrity tonight and win a game?

    Or will they blow a 4 run lead again like they did in each of the first 2 games?

  135. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Does A-rod have a habit of licking his lips? If so, Braden could be referring to that.

  136. MaineYankee April 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Doreen

    You’re asking randy about etiquette. :lol:

  137. tala08 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I’ve heard of smelling yourself. It means to act conceited/ arrogant. When referencing a child it means to act too grown.

  138. CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    m

    Yes. Arod does lick his lips. But Braden is still a sickening pervert!

    Id love to taste Arods lips, they do look like delicious filet mignon to me!

  139. 4time April 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    If the Tigers fall out of it, think they’ll trade us back Damon to replace NJ?

  140. LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I may be in the minority here but I think Braden should be suspended.

    Threatening someone when you have the ability to serious injure that person is completely inexcusable. And it sends a violent message to young pitchers. This is professional baseball, not beer league softball.

  141. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    tala,

    I thought that, too. Could be referring to his ego. A-rod doesn’t have an ego, does he? :P

  142. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 22nd, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    “”””””Don’t want to break up good conversation here but in case anyone comes around asking for the quotes I promised, please tell them I intend to deliver. Not being a “private I” type searcher, without knowing the exact words, trying to track the stuff down is grueling.

    But I’ll do it.””””””

    Trishalicious, you do rock I must admit. Yo man must be one happy mo fo :0

  143. m April 22nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Well, if A-rod does lick his lips, then points to Braden for the double zing because I do think he was referencing the ego.

    Of course he shouldn’t have threatened A-rod, but still it was a clever reparte (sp?)

    CR9,

    lol, I think you’re the one who’s sick.

  144. LGY April 22nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    “He will know I was out there. And he will know not to do it again. Because, there will be repercussions.”

    What he did was “close to terrible”

  145. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    “”””If the Tigers fall out of it, think they’ll trade us back Damon to replace NJ?”””

    I’m sure Godzilla is having a great laugh at NJ filling his shoes at the fans expense. Yup, all of the Koolaid drinkers gave me heck for wanting Godzilla back and all of their pathetic rationalizations clogged the blog. Please gods in heaven allow Cashdope to make a decent decision next winter????

  146. Pat M. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Randy, I’ve run across the mound in between innings, as will all infielders…However I think this kid was pumped up after escaping and dodging a bullet,and Alex might have crossed the back end of the mound……Maybe a little gamesmanship by # 13……Braden was most likely walking back to the hill after getting a new ball………Napoleon mentality

  147. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    BloggingBombers Dallas Braden on A-Rod: “From top to bottom, it’s a classy organization. He should maybe watch his captain a little more often.”

    :roll:

  148. tala08 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Whatever Alex’s issues and if he should have done whatever ticked Braden off, the kid is seriously looking like a rhymes-with-witch. I guess everyone is supposed to have his back since Alex doesn’t win popularity contests around the league. He should have said a sentence and moved on.

  149. Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    New Post: Rodriguez: “I’ve never quite heard that”

  150. DT April 22nd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    About the research promised to present us with the ancient alledged Posada/aj problems, and other Posada related BS… no rush. The guy you are presenting this to doesn’t care. And most others have moved on too. Including Posada and aj.

  151. BX 44 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Considering there was no TV replay of it… it is hard to know what he did

    But would you really put it past A-Rod to do something like that?

  152. randy l. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    “You’re asking randy about etiquette.”

    maine yankee-

    good point.

    i used to get mad when the opposing team stepped on my plate.

  153. CR9 April 22nd, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    m

    Thanks! If wanting to taste ARod, Jeter, or Tom Broddy, makes me sick, then I dont want to be “not sick”! :D

  154. Giuseppe Franco April 22nd, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I think it remains to be seen about Johnson being on “borrowed time” in the #2 hole.

    Girardi has never messed with Teixeira during his struggles and didn’t mess with A-Rod when he struggled in June and July of last year.

    Granted, Johnson is no Teixeira or A-Rod but Girardi usually has a lot of patience with the vets and knows Johnson will start hitting eventually.

    I don’t see Johnson losing his #2 slot anytime soon.

  155. Bronx Jeers April 22nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Guy’s name is Dallas .

    That’s his first problem right there.

  156. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Erin April 22nd, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    A-Rod shocked to be yelled at by guy with only handful of wins. Braden points out he only has 3, not a handful. “Do the math.”

    I’m starting to really dislike Braden

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    For old tme HOF pitcher, Mordecai “Three Finger ” Brown, 3 would have been a handful of wins.

  157. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    a lot of players cross the mound on the way in to the dugout. as far as “baseball ettiquette” it wouldn’t rattle a pitcher as much as throwing at the batter without repercusions to the pitcher.

  158. moskva April 22nd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Bronx Jeers April 22nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Guy’s name is Dallas .

    That’s his first problem right there.

    Hahaha!

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