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Russo called up

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 08, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Still waiting on a lineup, but Kevin Russo is here. He’ll add infield depth at least while Robinson Cano is banged up.

 
 

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49 Responses to “Russo called up”

  1. yankswin27 May 8th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Good call, hopefully he starts today. I hear he’s got a pretty good bat.

  2. Erin May 8th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Feel better soon Robbie!!!! :)

  3. stuckey May 8th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    “and yes they are 20 – 8 – but would you be so comfortable if they start losing the next 15 out of 17 – because the DH they signed (yes the one that has been on the DL for 50% of his career) is out and the guy they signed to be a bench warmer is now the starter and is sucking it up?”

    So you’re genuinely concerned with a team with CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, Andy Pettitte, and Phil Hughes going 4 of every 5 games, Mariano Rivera in the bullpen, and Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriquez, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada in the line up, doing something I can’t imagine any Yankees team has done since perhaps (if even) the early 70s. ?

    That’s your argument?

    I have one request. Please stay away from my 401k account.

  4. In last seven days, Yankees have had seven players leave game with injuries. Who's next? May 8th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    How long is Cano out? 10 games?

  5. Erin May 8th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    YankeesWFAN From Red Sox: possibility scattered thunder showers early aft. Relatively dry conditions expected during afternoon and evening hours

  6. m May 8th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Definitely, Erin. Feel better, Robi.

  7. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 8th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Robby is probably going to be ouchy for a few games; let’s give him as much time as he needs even if it means missing some time.

  8. yankswin27 May 8th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Nope, Cano should be out for a day, possibly two.

  9. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I hope Russo starts at 2B if Cano can’t go.

  10. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 8th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I thought this was interesting:

    http://www.myyesnetwork.com/12…..et_victory

    Simultaneously, Phil Hughes provided more evidence of his arrival as a man among men. Hughes has now thrown 224.2 Major-League innings, enough that we can pretend that he’s just completed his rookie year, even though it took him parts of three seasons and 77 games to compile the totals, which show 192 hits, 96 earned runs, 20 homers, 85 walks, 208 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.85. Hughes is not yet 24 years old (he gets there on June 24). If he was only as good as what his career stats show as of this moment, you’d do cartwheels, be you a Yankees fan, coach, or general manager. The wonderful thing is, so far this season he’s been better than that. By showing patience, by giving Hughes the chance to work his way to maturity, the Yankees have earned themselves another star pitcher. Let us hope that he is the first of many — the same Josh Beckett the Yankees toasted tonight will be a free agent after the season, and who has the stomach for that flirtation, even if flirtation is all that it is?
    *************

    That hits to innings pitched ratio is outstanding and it speaks to the quality of his stuff…and that’s taking into account August 2007 and April 2008.

  11. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 8th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    So much for my hope for a rain out…

  12. Laura May 8th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Betsy, I’m sorry if it seems I’m taking my annoyance out on you. There were some things said in the game post last night that ticked me off and I guess I’m still upset about it. That’s my problem, not yours.

  13. Erin May 8th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    In last seven days, Yankees have had seven players leave game with injuries. Who’s next? May 8th, 2010 at 11:47 am
    How long is Cano out? 10 games?

    ***************************
    probably 2 or 3

  14. z May 8th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    maybe a little time off won’t be such a bad thing for Cano.

  15. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 8th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Pena likely starts before Russo, he’s the more experienced field and bat.

    Russo get Sunday Night Baseball since it’s against Lester.

  16. Stan May 8th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Pedroia needs to be drilled first AB.

    Enough is enough.

    CC won’t get tossed, both teams willl get warned and Boston won’t be able to play beabball all day.

  17. MTU (aka GBURL) May 8th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Rich-

    “I hope Russo starts at 2B if Cano can’t go.”

    My guess is Pena gets the nod.

  18. Hova May 8th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Live up here in Boston and the weather is downright nasty outside. We’ve been hearing thunder all morning and its pouring rain. Hopefully the heavy rain causes the rest of the afternoon to be relatively clear.

  19. yankswin27 May 8th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Alright, I guess I’ll give GTLU a shot:

    Derek Jeter SS
    Brett Gardner CF
    Mark Teixeira 1B
    Alex Rodriguez 3B
    Nick Swisher RF
    Marcus Thames DH
    Francisco Cervelli C
    Kevin Russo 2B
    Randy Winn LF

  20. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    “I have one request. Please stay away from my 401k account.”

    The guy with the fat finger?

  21. m May 8th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Cross up, then the ballboy (Yankee?) touched the ball. Then a tough AB for Swisher, Beckett barks at Swisher for jackknifing. get’s the K, now the IBB.

    During Swisher’s AB, Beckett was already fired up about something. There was one ball called that Beckett appeared to think was a strike (not even close). Who knows? A confluence of sh** happens?

  22. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 8th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    muffinstump May 8th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    it is exciting. you can start shopping for books and manage your account, i.e., name your kindle, even before you kindle arrives. any books you order will be waiting to download, so they’ll show up as soon as you unbox and plug it in.
    *************

    I am very excited. I have been refusing to buy books. I am so tired of carrying them around and trying to find space for them. Most of the authors I like come out with books in the summer so I am really excited about downloading them on my new Kindle :-)

  23. mick May 8th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Pedroia needs to be drilled first AB.

    Enough is enough.

    CC won’t get tossed,
    ====================
    Which is why Buccholz will hit one of our guys in the Top of the 1st, that’s when the warning will come.

  24. stuckey May 8th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    “I don’t think letting Damon go was a mark against Cashman. On the other hand, signing Nick Johnson is. I’m not sure why some fans on here think that other fans can’t have a problem with the moves that Cash made. I’m not committing some crime by saying that Cash shouldn’t have signed NJ. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.”

    Here’s what I don’t get Laura – the seeming satisfaction some of you folks get over stuff like this. You may not intend it, I’m simply expressing to you a perception, but it really, REALLY seems like some of you critics are to a degree content to perhaps (we don’t know yet) be right.

    It strikes me as you’re satisfied Nick Johnson might be hurt, in order to vindicate your opinion.

    I get that you don’t have to think Cashman is infallible in order to be a fan, but conversely, I would think a fan with legitimate criticism of a GM’s move would WANT to be dead wrong.

    I can’t say as I get that impression from some of you.

  25. THE TRUTH May 8th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Hughes’ start yesterday was by far my favorite performance of his career- even above the two near no hitters.

    Friday night, Fenway Park, Josh Beckett… I have seen many players wilt under the pressure. Hughes rose to the occasion and looked great.

  26. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 8th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Laura, no need to apologize at all. We all get frustrated – I know from that, believe me, lol

  27. MTU (aka GBURL) May 8th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Mick-

    “Which is why Buccholz will hit one of our guys in the Top of the 1st, that’s when the warning will come.”

    After last night’s antics he wouldn’t dare.

  28. duuk tsarith May 8th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Josh Beckett hates small children and puppies.

  29. z May 8th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Can Kevin Russo fight?

  30. m May 8th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    mick, which is wrong. Warnings should be issued AFTER the Yankees hit a player. Then the episode would be closed.

    But as usual the umps are incompetent.

  31. MTU (aka GBURL) May 8th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    next week @ the stadium Yankees and Sox under the O’Neill banner.

    Book it ! :)

  32. mick May 8th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    If Buccholz doesn’t , Pedroia will be standing outside the batters box for his AB.

    Did you see his last AB last night?

    These Yanks are too smart, Girardi esp, to fall for the underhanded tactics of a desperate team.

  33. CB May 8th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    With Russo’s call up today he becomes the 6th player from the Yankees 2006 draft to make it to the major leagues.

    What a terrific draft that was. Just remarkable. 6 guys to the big within what amounts to 3 years of full professional seasons since that draft.

    From that draft the players that have played in the bigs (not all for the yanks as a few were used in trades):

    Ian Kennedy
    Joba Chamberlain
    Dave Robertson
    Mark Melancon
    Dan McCutcheon
    Kevin Russo

    In addition the yankees also acquired several prospects in that draft who are likely to play for the team and/ or still have significant potential:

    Zach McCallister
    Collin Curtis
    George Kontos
    Dellin Betances

    That’s a remarkable draft.

  34. MTU (aka GBURL) May 8th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    CB-

    I notice you are posting a lot more.

    Please keep it up.

    A fan. :)

  35. Erin May 8th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    New Post: Dark and dank at Fenway

  36. THE TRUTH May 8th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    That picture of CC yelling from the dugout and telling Beckett he is going to power bomb him is great.

  37. 86w183 May 8th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Hughes was terrific and gives every indication of being the best of what was hoped for him.

    It’s way too early to pass judgment on off-season moves based on less than 1/4 of a season. I wasn’t a fan of the NJ signing either, but Matsui wouldn’t wait and Damon wanted more $$$.

    I think Cash could have waited longer and ended up with Damon which was my preference (and I think his) all along. Not sure there was a huge market for NJ at the time.

    Still, the idea that a bad DH could cause the Yankees to lost 15 of 17 makes you seem ridiculous and undermines your credibility.

  38. Dylan May 8th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Gardner CF
    Jeter SS
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Swisher RF
    Thames DH
    Cervelli C
    Winn LF
    Pena 2B

  39. Laura May 8th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    “It strikes me as you’re satisfied Nick Johnson might be hurt, in order to vindicate your opinion.”

    stuckey, I’m not satisfied that Nick Johnson is hurt. By the same token, I’m not surprised that he’s hurt either (although I thought he’d make it to the All Star Game before his first DL stint).

    I’m a lifelong Yankee fan and I root for them to win each and every day. That being said, if I think the GM has shortchanged them in some way, I’m going to complain about it. That’s just who I am.

  40. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 8th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Wow, nice draft……..Now if Melancon could ever make his “mark” in the big leagues…….

    Hopefully Betances and Kontos will make it back and be useful pieces for the big club.

  41. muffinstump May 8th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    erica,

    favorite authors are a great starting point. one of the surprises of moving to the kindle was how it opened up new genres and new authors in my old standbys (mystery/adventure) and dramatically expanded the plausible universe of materials. the low friction (cost, ease of use, reviews, faster reading) associated with trying new (for me) stuff really opened up the reading experience. many others have reported similar experiences.

  42. mick May 8th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    There is a good article in the NY Times today about the RS fans having a sense of entitlement.

    Boy how times have changed.

    Funny they were probably more beloved when they were losing.

    That time could come again.

  43. CB May 8th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    “Not sure there was a huge market for NJ at the time.”

    Nick Johnson had an offer on the table from the Giants to play 1b for them.

    It was a two year deal I believe.

    The Yankees wanted Damon to by the guy who assumed the DH role this season.

    Plan A just didn’t work out.

  44. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 8th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    For the last time, Damon was not let go. He chose to work for less in Detroit. He should’ve talked to Cashman, instead of the media. Boras screwed that deal up Not Cashman!!

  45. stuckey May 8th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    “That being said, if I think the GM has shortchanged them in some way, I’m going to complain about it. ”

    Okay, but you’ve now done that, repeatedly. That’s the great thing about being (in your mind) right. Being right is its own reward.

    But, sorry, you and others keeping returning to it, again and again.

    Reasonable conclusion is because you’re getting something out of it.

  46. stuckey May 8th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    May 8th reality check:

    if the Yankees go .500 the rest of the year, they’ll win 87 games.

    3 AL teams won’t 87 games last season.

    The Yankees have a run differential of +62.

    3 AL teams had a run differential above 60 for the entire 2009 season (the same 3 teams as above).

    Yes, it’s only 28 games into the season, but for the Yankees not to be a virtual lock for the postseason, something will have to go catastrophically wrong with them, or something will have to go very, VERY right for the Tigers, Sox or Jays.

  47. Randy l. May 8th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    In downtown boston for the game

    sky lightening up

  48. CB May 8th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    “In downtown boston for the game”

    Does this mean randy is posting from a mobile device?

    More that randy and nick have in common…

    Livan and the Blackberry

  49. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 8th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    :arrow:


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