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Cano and Burnett send the Yankees home winners

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 29, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Robinson Cano homered twice and A.J. Burnett pitched eight shutout innings to give the Yankees a 4-0 win in the final game of this 10-day road trip. The Yankees were scuffling when they came into Baltimore, but they have now won two in a row and will head back to Yankee Stadium with a 14-7 record that was built mostly on the road. They’ll also return home with arguably the top hitter in baseball. Cano leads the Majors with a .407 average and he leads the team with eight home runs.

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90 Responses to “Cano and Burnett send the Yankees home winners”

  1. David April 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    yay

  2. Don April 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The good Burnett showed up today!

  3. LGY April 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    “LGY So do you think Grandy will hit leftys well, if you do you’re nuts, after about 6 yrs hitting 211 lifetime things won’t change.”

    I think he will have better success if he goes back to hitting right handed vs lefties.

  4. beedogs April 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    cano is in straight up beast mode right now

  5. LGY April 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    CB,

    How many of the fastballs were 2 seamers?

  6. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Dynasty

    Credit goes to you! You first mentioned the tribbles!! :D

  7. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    AJ has been good all year; I’m so happy for him. I know he was disappointed with his year last year and he put in the work to make himself better.

    I give the Yanks a ton of credit for bouncing back against a good young pitcher and taking the last 2 games of a long, exhausting road trip.

  8. Thomas Robust April 29th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Robinson Cano MVP candidate. Not many people thought about it before the season.
    Most figured Tex or A-rod would be the only candidates for the award from the Yankees.
    He’s definatly getting alot of votes for the All Star Game and not just because he’s a Yankee.
    Have a great year Robbie.

  9. jz166 April 29th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    2 games behind Rays

  10. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 29th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    If Dynasty were to say hai to everyone, would that he a hai coup?

  11. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Lorenz: Burnett very sold. Ya think, Bob? lol

  12. Rob B April 29th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    # Don April 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The good Burnett showed up today!
    ————

    The good Burnett? No, the SICK Burnett. That was an awesome pitching performance.

  13. LGY April 29th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Should Girardi sit Cano tomorrow to preserve his .400 average in April?

  14. Arno April 29th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Robinson Cano is absolutely, positively BEASTLY right now. The guy misses NOTHING!

    Oh and Burnett looked fantastic tonight, not that many strikeouts but 8IP of shutout baseball… will take that any day.

    Now lets get Javier rolling. I’ll be there on Saturday to cheer him on (you won’t hear boos from me)

  15. Tommy April 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    14-7 with tex hitting a dollar and change and granderson hitting 100 points lower then the guy we traded him for.

    i’ll take it

  16. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    With the schedule we’ve had, great to take 2 of 3 from the O’s! Nice bounce back from the bad defeat on Tuesday!

  17. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS crosses Braden's mound) April 29th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Dear Cashman,

    Thank you for getting rid of Melky

    I’m AWESOME!,

    Brandon’s Awesome :D

  18. CB April 29th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    “How many of the fastballs were 2 seamers?”

    Overall AJ threw 20% two seamers. Of all his fastballs, 27% were two seamers.

    He mixed the pitch in very effectively tonight.

    It is a really great pitch. He didn’t use it enough last year. It’s very hard to square up and get any lift on.

    That’s the pitch that really helps him when he’s having trouble with his command as it gets him quick outs. It’s also the pitch that lets him go deep into games.

  19. teddy gbu April 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    does anyone know where i can read alomar comments on cano

  20. SJ44 April 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Marcus Thames. Remember when everybody on here wanted him gone because he couldn’t hit in ST.

    How is that looking right now?

    Further evidence that ST stats mean nothing.

    The guy owns LH pitching.

  21. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I don’t care that AJ’s strikeouts are down, because his walks are down; Kenny Singleton is talking about how he is pitching now instead of throwing. AJ’s turning into a horse.

  22. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    If there’s been a better 1-2-3 staff in MLB for this first month, I’d be very impressed.

    I’m sure the Tampa guys are close.

  23. Thomas Robust April 29th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Should Girardi sit Cano tomorrow to preserve his .400 average in April?

    ———–
    Where did you learn how to manage? If a guy’s hitting over .400 you only sit him if he needs a rest. Cano doesn’t take many games off because he doesn’t need many rests. It’d be stupid to sit your best guy, unless he needs it.

  24. Nick in SF April 29th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Ernie Anastos
    please stop plucking that chicken
    hai coup: that’s funny!

  25. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I’m happy for Thames; I thought some folks were rough on him because of a SSS in ST. He’s a vet – he deserved the chance to succeed or fail during the regular season.

  26. CB April 29th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Cano’s OPS right now is 1.235. That is unbelievable. That’s like having Ted Williams 1942 playing second base for your team for 15% of the season.

    Might not last but it sure does come in handy when you’re playing the most difficult part of the schedule and doing so when Tex and Johnson aren’t hitting at all and Alex and Granderson are slumping.

    They win another series and that’s what matters. Keep rolling along.

    It’s been a long time since a yankee team has played .667 ball in April.

  27. Nick in SF April 29th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Bronx Jeers: Don’t you mean a better 1-2-3-5 staff????

    BTW, I will be on the road most of tomorrow and throughout the game and rest of evening, so consider your deadline extended.

  28. LGY April 29th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    His willingness to mix in the 2 seamer is very encouraging.

    The BP is a complete afterthought right now with the way these guys are pitching.

    And it is not even like all these guys are locked in and are just riding a hot streak. There have been several starts where they do not have their great stuff, but they are pitching to contact and going deep into games.

  29. SJ44 April 29th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Nick,

    LOL!! I just spit out my drink!!! Hysterical!

  30. LGY April 29th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Thomas,

    It was a joke. Calm down. Woosa.

  31. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    LOL Nick, thanks for including the # phive pitcher in your calculations.

    Good teams have players to pick up other players who are struggling. Last year, Swisher saved the team in April. Now it’s Robby and Posada – and the SP. If AJ keeps pitching like this, wow, especially if Andy keeps pitching like this.

  32. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    It’s kind of amusing to recall that I had to defend Cano from attacks from people at NYYFans back in 2004-05, mostly from a very obnoxious RS, but also from some Yankee fans.

  33. GreenBeret7 April 29th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    SF’a 1-2-3-4 rotation has been the Yankees’ equal or better.

  34. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 29th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    :)

  35. LGY April 29th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t think anyone has been this hot since April-Rod circa 2007.

  36. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    LGY, that’s so true about the pitchers really battling……

    Joe on post-game now

  37. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    “Marcus Thames. Remember when everybody on here wanted him gone because he couldn’t hit in ST.”

    I will admit it, I did think Thames should go, but I also thought Winn should go, so I think I’m batting .500.

  38. gyhu April 29th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I can sleep easy now. 2/3 against the lowly O’s.

    But…

    the red sox will be playing the O’s starting tomorrow. :(

  39. champ809 April 29th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Cano’s current AL ranks

    #1 in the league in Batting avg./Runs/Slg. %/
    #2 in HRs
    #4 in OBP
    #5 in RBI’s

  40. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04.....f=baseball

    HALL OF FAME CONSULTATION When Phil Hughes pitched at Camden Yards last season, he hardly threw his cut fastball. He used it often against the Orioles on Tuesday night, and the Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer noticed. Palmer, an analyst for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, visited with Hughes before Wednesday’s game and compared grips with him and the master of the cutter, Mariano Rivera.

    “How lucky can you get?” Hughes said.

    ***

    Pretty damn lucky, lol

  41. CB April 29th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    The yankees took a risk with both Thames and Winn. If only one works out in their role they are way ahead of the game.

    It is difficult to find productive players at the end of bench. It you have to take a risk on two guys to find one that more than works.

    It’s much harder to pick out the players that will work on a team than spotting the players that won’t work.

    The team has done a good job with Thames given his intended role.

  42. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    “#5 in RBI’s”

    But for those slackers hitting 2,3, 4, Cano’s RBI total would be higher.

  43. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Bronx Jeers: Don’t you mean a better 1-2-3-5 staff????

    Ha, I thought about writing 1-2-3-( )-5 staff.

    And I don’t want to say that Javy is the reason they’re 2 games behind Tampa but if someone else wants to, I’d be more than willing to respond with a quick “You’ve got a point there!”

  44. m April 29th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Cano has been absolutely sick.

    But I’m really, really excited about our starters.

    Who’s on deck? Chicago?

  45. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I LOVE what AJ had to say tonight. He said that he’s learning how to pitch with movement on both sides of the plate. As to his lack of K’s, he’s happy to trust his D to do the work. No curve? He doesn’t care as long as he’s going deep into the game.

  46. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5149683

    This is an excellent column about Eddie Whitson/Vasquez…..

  47. Nick in SF April 29th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    m: yes, Chicago on deck.

    Snarky answer: 4th tab from the left.

    Alternate snarky answer: http://tinyurl.com/23b7fpy

  48. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    M, yes………

    M, do you remember who it was who said Phil was the best 5th starter in the league? Were you watching the game on MLB?

  49. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 April 29th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Cano is off the hook good. Kevin Long deserves muck credit. Thames never met a Lefty he didn’t like. Orioles play beantown AGAIN this weekend.

    AJ going 8 innings and not allowing a run, great. Andy goes for #4 tomorrow.

  50. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Andy’s not going to want to fall behind CC and AJ, so he has to have a great game tomorrow,lol

  51. GreenBeret7 April 29th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Before the end of this season, Andy Pettitte will become the 11th winningest left handed pitcher in history.

  52. m April 29th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Betsy,

    Someone else wrote that. I don’t know who heard it.

  53. pat April 29th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Tex on Cano: “He’s the best defensive 2B in baseball. I’ll take anyone’s challenge on that.”

    Ledger_Yankees After Cano’s first homer, Wieters joked with Thames. “check his bat. that was LOUD.”

  54. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    M, thanks.

    LOL Pat -good stuff!

  55. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    How many southpaws in the HOF? Maybe a dozen at best?

    Last one was probably Carlton who retired over 20 years ago.

    A rare and strange breed.

  56. Frank & Beans April 29th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Jeter needs 225 for 3000. I know its impossible put he needs to avg 45 hits a month to get to the mark. So far he had 28 hits in April.

  57. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) April 29th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Jete is tied with The Kid for the most hits by an active player.

  58. Frank & Beans April 29th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    good night

  59. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Good night Yankee people!

  60. m April 29th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Goood night, Erica. :evil:

  61. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    possible SPOILER ALERT:

    Mo might give up a run sometime next month.

  62. Frank & Beans April 29th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) April 29th, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    Jete is tied with The Kid for the most hits by an active player

    his next target George Sisler 2812 37 hits away

  63. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    This may have been discussed earlier today, but what is the latest on Jorge? I assume since they didn’t send anyone up, he should be okay in a day or two.

  64. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Bronx Jeers:

    Do you figure that Mo gives up 1 a month?

  65. GreenBeret7 April 29th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    12 left handed starters in the HOF and only 5 with more wins. Glavin, Johnson, Kaat and John are on the HOF waiting list.

  66. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    SAS

    Jorge was available in case of an emergency tonight. Still some swelling but definite improvement.

    And you’re right. Maybe he’ll play tomorrow, maybe Sat.

  67. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    That’s a lot better than I expected. I thought DL’d for sure. Good news

  68. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Randy Johnson’s HOF induction speech will be Must See TV.

  69. GreenBeret7 April 29th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Sorry, missed one LH starting HOFer, Eppa Rixey

  70. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    GB…I don’t know about Randy, because I personally never liked him and lost a lot of respect for him when he was a Yankee, but the other 3 should be in HOF, me thinks…It would be great if Andy played a couple more years and played well, and he made the Hall.

  71. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Eppa Rixey…when did he play year one?

  72. pistol pete April 29th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Anyone got the era stats when Cervelli catches, he seems to do an unbelievable job and it seems the pitchers love him.

  73. Giuseppe Franco April 29th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    # pistol pete April 29th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Anyone got the era stats when Cervelli catches, he seems to do an unbelievable job and it seems the pitchers love him.

    ————

    Oh, stop with the BS. It makes no difference who is behind the plate with this rotation.

  74. GreenBeret7 April 29th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Johnson will be a first ballot HOFer.

    Rixey won 266 games, but lost 255. He started pitching just before the US entered WWI and pitched through the early depression years. He had a 3.15 ERA but, very few strikeouts. walked nearly 1100 and struck out about 1300. If he’s a HOFer, so is Kaat, John and Blyleven All three should have been in years ago, as should Ron Santo and Gil Hodges.

  75. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Before tonight, Cerveli’s CERA was 3.00.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....t=fielding

  76. Rich in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Keep in mind that Cervelli has mostly caught CC, so that stat is skewed.

  77. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    It’s unbelievable. Jorge has been catching the whole time and he gets zero credit….. Thank you, GF – you said it better than I could.

  78. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    SAS,

    Mo has only pitched 8 innings this month so I guess it’s not that remarkable that he hasn’t given up a run(at least by his own lofty standards)

    I guess in a good year he averages about 12 earned runs a season. 2 a month. His ERA says he gives one up every 4.5 innings. But usually his runs come in bunches.

    GB7,

    I actually saw Kaat walking down the street this morning. Very impressive looking man for 72. I don’t think he’s quite old enough to be my grandfather but I commented in here that he looks like he could kick the snot out of me.

    I always knew he was tall (6’4″) but he’s also very broad. And by the way he was dressed it looked like he was either coming or going to the gym.

  79. GreenBeret7 April 29th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    NYYs have the 3rd lowest team ERA in the league and not far from #1. Who’s doing the bad job?

  80. Giuseppe Franco April 29th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    # Rich in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Keep in mind that Cervelli has mostly caught CC, so that stat is skewed.

    ————-

    It’s also a bit skewed because every starter has pitched well except Vazquez.

    Cervelli has caught him once and he got hammered that day (Sun). Posada has caught him 3 times.

  81. GreenBeret7 April 29th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Bronx, Kaat was a big guy. One of the tallest pitchers of his era, other than Drysdale, Conley and McDowell. He was a marvelous pitcher for some pretty bad to average teams, as was Blyleven and John.

  82. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Kaat is one of the nicest guys in baseball and very intelligent. great baseball mind. always surprised that he was a pitching coach for just 1 year. Never took his career or himself seriously enough to be considered boorish, like a lot of great players. Great story teller.

  83. Giuseppe Franco April 30th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    BTW, Kim Jones may be an attractive gal and all but her clubhouse questions are always mind-numbingly stupid.

    YES needs to trade Kim Jones to the MLB Network in exchange for Hazel Mae. Not sure the MLB Network would go for that.

  84. Giuseppe Franco April 30th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Speaking of Kaat….

    I watched the documentary on Cobb Field the other night and it was excellent. I know GB recommended it last week and it was indeed worth the look.

  85. SAS April 30th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    GB:

    I know Randy will get in on the first ballot. I just don’t like him. He rubbed me the wrong way during his Yankee stint. I am sure there are lots of guys in the HOF I wouldn’t have liked.

    Bronx Jeers:

    It just seems as though Mo only gives up a run a month. April still isn’t over. Tomorrow is the 30th.

  86. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    People really think Kim Jones is good looking?

  87. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Johnson’s “attitude” never bothered me when he was in NY or with anyone else. A guy that size and with that talent is always going to be hounded…”what’s the weather like up there”, “How tall are you really/”, “are you a basketball player? Why not?. That would finally get to anybody. I only care that they give their best effort and secondly perform to his best. Johnson did that and would have been better if his back had held up.

  88. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    GF, that Cobb Field feature was really a great production effort. Minor league teams and towns are great to visit and though the entertainment isn’t exactly NY style, it’s fun and everyone enjoys most of the hokiness of it. It’s small town America at it’s best.

  89. rconn23 April 30th, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Great performances by Cano and Burnett and again people on this blog insist with this insane attack on Jorge Posada, one of the greatest catchers in franchise history, a guy with five World Series rings.

    It’s really outrageous, and just shameful behavior for people who are supposed Yankee fans.

  90. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2010 at 8:43 am


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