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Pitching matchups in Detroit

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 10, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees Red Sox Baseball

Monday
RHP Sergio Mitre (0-0, 2.79)
vs.
LHP Dontrelle Willis (1-1, 3.99)
7:05 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

Tuesday
RHP Javier Vazquez (1-3, 9.78)
vs.
RHP Rick Porcello (2-3, 7.50)
7:05 p.m., MY9

Wednesday
RHP Phil Hughes (4-0, 1.69)
vs.
RHP Jeremy Bonderman (1-1, 7.14)
7:05 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

Thursday
LHP CC Sabathia (4-1, 3.04)
vs.
RHP Justin Verlander (3-2, 4.50)
1:05 p.m., YES Network

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241 Responses to “Pitching matchups in Detroit”

  1. ANSKY May 10th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Any updates on Pettitte’s elbow?

  2. tex's friend May 10th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    thursday is going to be a battle.

    We should be able to stick out two of those first three (if i assume either sergio or javy will take a loss).

  3. upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    so happy the games will be on YES. After having to endure Buck/Mccarver, and Miller/Morgan, I will never say a bad thing about Kay again!

  4. tex's friend May 10th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    its scary for detroit when dontrelle willis has the best ERA on their staff.

  5. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    ANSKY May 10th, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Any updates on Pettitte?s elbow?

    **************************
    The last I read he’s good to go for Saturday. :)

  6. Joe from Long Island May 10th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    GTLU –

    jeter ss
    swish rf
    tex 1b
    alex 3b
    posada c
    thames dh
    winn lf
    brett cf
    pena 2B (robbie with the day off to rest his leg)

    sergio mitre p

  7. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Verlander has been more human in 2010 than he was in 2009 but he is always tough. I can’t believe that Dontrelle and Bonderman are still in their rotation, but then again when you are paying them the kind of money Detroit is it’s seemingly unavoidable. Be curious to see how those guys fare against this lineup.

  8. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    sabathia /verlander

    now that’s a match up worth watching.

  9. Macfan May 10th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    “# tex’s friend May 10th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    its scary for detroit when dontrelle willis has the best ERA on their staff.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    LOL, I’ll say

    Yankees better make sure to bring their bats in this series, give me 1 of the first 2 games and I’ll take my chances with Hughes and Sabathia in the last two, for 3 of 4.

    That would be a nice cap on us playing 22 Road Games vs 12 Home Games so far after the Detroit Series.

    Boy we do have a lot of home games to make up for. Considering the Yankees are 42-10 in the last 52 Home Games, Yankee Stadium has become a fortress.

  10. Macfan May 10th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    “# Erin May 10th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    ANSKY May 10th, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Any updates on Pettitte?s elbow?

    **************************
    The last I read he’s good to go for Saturday. :)”

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    Great to hear, he even wanted to go in this series, but the Yankees are being precautionary.

  11. m May 10th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Wowza. Glad I slept in this morning. Everyone’s going all cannibal in here.

    I read through all the comments, and even though there were many diverging POV there were many good points made.

    And that’s the beauty of the blog, you’re free to speak your mind without (hopefully) being called an idiot. You’re free to e-mail the moderators. You’re free to leave. You’re free to lurk. You’re free to speak off-topic without getting slapped from the others in the forum.

    There are lines and there are lines. The one about cancer’s is about poor taste and everyone recognized that. But the comments about one particular young lady’s anatomy that showed up last year were very personal and very objectionable. Easily one of the most offensive things I’ve seen here. There’s poor taste, and then there’s violation of TOS.

    Chad folks speak the truth. They can’t police the blog. The alternative is to have all the comments await moderation until someone at the mothership releases them. Were this to happen, this place would die as if it bit into a cyanide pill.

    Pete didn’t really police the blog either. If you emailed him about something, then he’d delete it. And he was much more arbitrary in his own policing. It didn’t even need to violate TOS.

  12. gfd May 10th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I wish it was Phils turn today!! I’m so impressed with his maturity and control.

  13. Patrick from CT May 10th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    GTLU has become more interesting Doreen…

    Jeter SS
    Swish RF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Thames DH
    Winn LF
    Gardy CF

  14. Joe from Long Island May 10th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I wonder if Sanchez is going to be replaced for another pitcher. Ivan Nova is on the 40-man, so there wouldn’t be a problem there. I don’t think Melancon has been down long enough since his last option.

  15. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    So?.would Sam and Chad not be allowed to post about non baseball topics??

    The reason this board is so special is the off topic discussions.
    Yes the baseball discussions are top notch and I equate them with a classroom.
    The off topic discussions I equate to a barroom, or a backyard BBQ.
    taking away our freedom to express ourselves as something more than baseball fans would take most of the fun away and many of the posters.
    Pete knew that Chad and Sam know it.

  16. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Fake CR9 you’re bumming me out man.

    randy,

    Yeah no kidding, that should be a fun one

  17. Macfan May 10th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    “# upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    so happy the games will be on YES. After having to endure Buck/Mccarver, and Miller/Morgan, I will never say a bad thing about Kay again!”

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    ROFL, and that is why I always employ the Mute button for FOX and nESPiN

    For the few seconds I turned up the volume on the Fox Game, those two dolts were insufferable to put up with.

    What made it enjoyable though was the blowout game they had to call. Made it well worth it.

  18. Joe from Long Island May 10th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    randy – yeah, Verlander seems to be turning things around. Not sure what was wrong in the first place, maybe mechanics of his delivery just a bit off at the start of the season. On paper, that’s a great matchup, though. Wish I could be home to watch it live. Hope it’s an encore showing on YES.

  19. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Seems Al and Tex are coming around and Swish is on fire, Robbie and Jorge?
    we’ll score a lot

  20. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Hughes with another national game, time to shine

  21. ANSKY May 10th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    AJ had a bad day. He’s started 7 games, had 4 quality starts and is 4-1. Not whining about it or bridge-jumping here. CC is doing slightly better. If Hughes has a bad game next time up, he’ll also be about on par with them. Still, if you have 3 guys in your rotation going 3-1 or 4-1 over 7 games all year long, that’d be a good thing to have. Most teams would love to have a few 15-20 game winners. It would be good to know Pettitte’s going to be able to pitch all year though. For him an off year would still be 11-12 wins. I think he can also get at least 15 this year if he doesn’t get hurt. Again, most teams would love to have a few (especially four) 15-20 game winners.

  22. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Macfan May 10th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    For the few seconds I turned up the volume on the Fox Game, those two dolts were insufferable to put up with.

    ************************
    Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll ever forget Buck singing a few lines of “When Doves Cry”. I’m scarred for life. lol

  23. z May 10th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Buster Olney’s Insider blog today is 100% Dallas Braden.

    Literally. Not a single link to any other baseball-related article.

    Joy of joys.

    u

    g

    h

  24. Fran (the original) May 10th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Mel,

    Well said in your 1:11 post.

  25. Rich on the 6 train May 10th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I saw that the Riverdogs had an early game today. Stoneburner was taken out after one inning. Anyone know why?

  26. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    butterfly effect.

    If Alex never invades Bradenia, Does DB pitch a perfect game?

  27. NYYROC May 10th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t know what was more pathetic, Buck’s singing or the fact that the 2 top guys on a national network, people who use words for a living, didn’t know the plural of dove is doves. I think I learned that in 4th grade (many, many years ago :) )

  28. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    This is from a post on NYYFans:

    Listening to game right now. Announcer just said that Stoneburner was not removed because of injury. Does not know the actual reason but has confirmed it was not injury related. Said he is in the dugout right now leaning over the railing watching the game

  29. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    z you realize that there have only been 19 perfect games in baseball history right? It’s an amazing accomplishment worthy of lots of coverage, regardless of how much of an idiot/low-class loudmouth the guy who pitched the perfect game is. It just makes me look forward to his next start against the Yanks, as I fully expect their offense to be focused on putting a nice round number up against him, should they cross paths.

  30. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Uncle E-nobody seemed to appreciate this tweet from Sweeny this AM-I know you will. ;)

    YankeesWFAN RT @eboland11: ARod, instead of saying “uncle”, should have gone Ed Rooney: “you just produce a corpse…I wanna see this dead grandmother”

  31. z May 10th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    you certainly make a valid point, Andrew.

  32. m May 10th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Fran,

    Thanks.

    I don’t think I could live with “awaiting moderation,” how could I fire off shots at Nick in SF? :)

    The LA Times Lakers Blog was my first experience with a sports blog. Despite the fact that they moderated every single comment (anywhere from 15 minutes to overnight for your comment to show up), they did surprisingly well. Easily the best Lakers blog on the net. I emailed the bloggers (The Kaminisky Bros) and implored them to check out this new LoHud Yankees blog I had found. I told them all the great things about volume, traffic, hits, pretty good filter. But it never happened. The K-Bros have moved on to be the official Lakers bloggers for the losangeles espn site. It’s more like what Edes & matthews do, and secretly I think they miss the interaction with the regulars even though they’ve reached the pinnacle in a blogger’s life.

    We all have choices to make, and I hope that people can hold their tongue a bit. It’s terrible to see so much sewage here, but as someone pointed out the complaining is just as distracting.

  33. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Erin Thanks.
    very funny
    SAVE FERRIS

  34. IDCWYT May 10th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    D Jeter SS
    N Swisher RF
    M Texiera 1B
    A Rodriguez 3B
    R Cano 2B
    J Posada C
    M Thames DH
    R Winn LF
    B Gardner CF

  35. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Hughes is winning the Cy Young this year. BOOK IT

  36. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Related to the perfecto but slightly off-topic, it amazes me that two left handers who pitch to contact & wouldn’t be categorized as overpowering can pitch perfect games against pretty much the same Tampa offense two years in a row. I guess we have to hope Pettitte starts against them every time we face them for the rest of the year. Then again, CC also flirted with the no-no against the Rays so maybe it’s just that LHPs give them fits in general. Someone better at the Internet could probably post their team’s offensive LH/RH splits, but it won’t be me. Be interested to see if there are big differences

  37. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Patrick, first he has to be eligible to be a league leader, lol – he’s not yet and I really can’t figure out when he will be.

  38. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I can’t see the Yanks sticking with Winn and Thames all season – just a feeling.

    who can they pick up via trade?

  39. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Related to the perfecto but slightly off-topic, it amazes me that two left handers who pitch to contact & wouldn?t be categorized as overpowering can pitch perfect games against pretty much the same Tampa offense two years in a row.

    Already posted yesterday but the Rays are atrocious vs lefties and are surviving pretty much on being ‘clutch’.

    RHP: .270 .351 .438 .789
    LHP: .236 .317 .379 .697

    Men on: .304 .376 .488 .864
    RISP: .321 .398 .516 .914
    Empty: .220 .308 .358 .666

  40. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 10th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    z

    At least he gave his love of the Rays chatter a break! I hope he talks Braden for a month.

  41. NYYROC May 10th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Betsy, not sure, but I think to be eligible a starting pitcher has to have 1 IP for each game his team has played. So at year end he’d have to have at least 162 IP.

  42. m May 10th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Hughes wins the Cy Young award. BOOK IT.

    Winn replaces Brett Gardner in LF. BOOK IT.

    Which is more likely to happen? Actually Winn has replaced GGBG in LF but he’s really replacing CG. ;)

  43. Trevor May 10th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    SS JETER
    RF SWISHER
    1B TEIXEIRA
    3B RODRIGUEZ
    2B CANO
    C POSADA
    DH THAMES
    CF GARDNER
    LF RUSSO

  44. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Betsy, he’s eligible on every leaderboard I’m looking at…

  45. Fran (the original) May 10th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Mel,

    It does seem as though some people are never happy and just want to complain. And that is their choice.But the level of profanity and slurs is just awful. The game threads are just unbearable which is unfortunate because I like watching the games with many of the bloggers.

  46. Rich on the 6 train May 10th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Who do you think is better suited for #2 after Jeter: Gardner or Swisher. I think Gardner would be interesting in that spot.

  47. tex's friend May 10th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    last year, verlander turned it around on us also. hopefully we arent the team that set him straight this year.

  48. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Quick work Jerkface, thanks for re-posting. Glad that the Yankees know the value of good left handed starting pitchers and are prudent enough to keep them around as often as they can. I ask that you not share those Rays offensive numbers with Cliff Lee’s agent between now and winter 2010

  49. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    You can win the Cy Young without being on the leaderboard for anything. It’s completely based on writers’ opinions.

  50. NYYROC May 10th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    NYY have played 30 games, Phil has pitched 32 IP. So he should be on leader boards(or top ten) for wins, ERA, WHIP, BAA etc.

  51. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    NYYRoc, so until the end of the season, Phil won’t be on any official leaderboards? LOL That’s just weird………

  52. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Patrick, of course -I was being facetious; I don’t think Phil is winning the Cy Young this year.

  53. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Who do you think is better suited for #2 after Jeter: Gardner or Swisher. I think Gardner would be interesting in that spot.

    Get ready for Jerkface telling all of us that Jeter should be hitting 8th or 9th or some nonsense.

    Jeter is finished, apparently.

  54. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Patrick, of course -I was being facetious; I don’t think Phil is winning the Cy Young this year.

    Neither do I ;)

  55. ANSKY May 10th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Ha! Save Ferris! Good one!

    Patrick – when every bridge jumper was giving up on Hughes a couple years ago I was in the group not expecting him to hit stride until this year or next.

    It would be nice to see him go something like 16-8 with an ERA hovering just below 3 this year (just taking a guess, not projecting or predicting) then see him at least in the running for the CY next year.

    If he’s in it this year that would be great to see. A plus for the team. But it’d still be early to really expect with his innings limited to whatever they are.

    I was thinking Ian Kennedy would still be here too but now he didn’t work out so well, did he?

  56. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Hughes is second in the league in ERA , WINS, and 27th in K’s but he has 2 less starts than most of the other leaderboarders

  57. Noreaster May 10th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    GTLU:

    Jeter – SS
    Swisher – RF
    Teixeira – 1B
    ARod – 3B
    Cano – 2B
    Jorge – C
    Thames – DH
    Winn – LF
    Gardner – CF

  58. NYYROC May 10th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Betsy, no. I believe a SP qualifies throughout the yaer as long as, at any given point in the season, the pitcher has at least 1 IP for each game his team has played. See my 1:35PM post. Phil should currently be on leader boards.

  59. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    NYYRoc, now I think he is, but it keeps changing, lol. I don’t really care in a way as it’s way too early to even care and the #s still count….

  60. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Phil winning the Cy young is eminently doable.

  61. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Phil winning the Cy young is eminently doable.

    Next year maybe, he won’t throw enough innings this year.

  62. Fran (the original) May 10th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Doreen,

    Here is my iine-up:

    Derek SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Robbie 2B
    Jorge C
    Thames DH
    Gardner CF
    Winn RF

    Hope you and your daughter enjoyed the luncheon. Thanks for hosting.

  63. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    But one day, Patrick – and in the not too distant future!

    I wonder what the Yankees’ plans are for Phil in terms of how they will handle his innings limits….skip starts? I prefer that rather than taking him out of games prematurely.

  64. tex's friend May 10th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    phil will throw 162 innings this year.

  65. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Get ready for Jerkface telling all of us that Jeter should be hitting 8th or 9th or some nonsense.

    Jeter is at a career low in BB%, P/PA, LD%, OBP. Career high in GB, swinging at 10% more pitches out of the zone, swinging 10% more in general.

    Jeter should be batting leadoff.

    for scranton

  66. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for fulfilling my prophecy. No thanks for being dopey

  67. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    If Phil ends up with an ERA hovering around 3, then he’s as close to being an ace as you can get…….As we discussed re: the Rays pitchers, Phil is going to have to deal with fatigue and normal ups and downs. Now, maybe the downs won’t be so bad, but his FB is so full of life now – how will it be later in the season after he’s thrown more innings (and stressful ones, in MLB) than he’s ever done so?

  68. uw7 May 10th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    SS Jeter
    RF Swisher
    1B Tex
    3B A Rod
    2B Cano
    C Posada
    DH Thames
    LF Winn
    CF Gardner

  69. m May 10th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Fran,

    Your eyes are more innocent than mine. It’s hard, but I just stroll past the ugly stuff. And, yes, the game threads are hard to bear. A lot of good regulars stay away by choice. But they always chime in afterwards, so you get the good with the bad.

    As for Phil Hughes, he’s got 32 IP and we’ve played 30 games. So he’ll probably still be on when he starts the 33rd game of the season on Wednesday. He just needs to pitch more than 5 inninngs to stay on. Not that it’s very important. :)

  70. Joe May 10th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I hope A-Rod doesn’t piss off any more pitchers from the 409

  71. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Wait A-Rod angered a pitcher from the southeastern part of Texas? Was it Roy Oswalt? I thought he was just ruffling SoCal feathers?

  72. Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    And this weekends match-ups against Minny should be

    Fri – Liriano vs AJ
    Sat – Scott Baker vs Andy
    Sun – Blackburn vs Javy

    What happens if Sergio pitches a gem and Javy falls down again?

    Beyond the A-rod histrionics, the Braden perfecto is a good story with the cancer awareness thing going on and his mom passing.

  73. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    if he has the stats he’ll get some votes.

  74. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    I can?t see the Yanks sticking with Winn and Thames all season ? just a feeling.

    who can they pick up via trade?
    **********

    Johnny Damon :grin:

  75. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    You’re right though Jerkface, the numbers you quote for Jeter are troubling. I still think he’ll be fine this year but I’m definitely a bit worried.

  76. Yankee 77 May 10th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Porcello did not go more than 6 innings in 26 of his 31 starts.

    He only made 3 starts in the month of July

    He also had a weird stretch from June-August where he did not even pitch 6 full innings in 13 of his 15 starts during that stretch.

    He only pitched 7 or more innings in 5 of 31 starts, Hughes has already thrown 7 innings in 3 starts.

    If they want to follow the Porcello model for Hughes, they have some work to do lol.

  77. tex's friend May 10th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I can?t see the Yanks sticking with Winn and Thames all season ? just a feeling.

    who can they pick up via trade?

    ____

    How bout that guy Curtis Granderson. I heard he is pretty good.

  78. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Porcello is having a rough year, so that’s not working out too well.

  79. Kirk May 10th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Are there no dentists in the 309?

  80. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    tex’s friend May 10th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    I can?t see the Yanks sticking with Winn and Thames all season ? just a feeling.

    who can they pick up via trade?

    ____

    How bout that guy Curtis Granderson. I heard he is pretty good.
    ***************

    Injury risk :-(

  81. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Thank You, upstate kate, for starting today’s GTLU. Much appreciated. The following people have submitted lineups so far:

    UnKnown
    Erin
    Andrew
    Warning Track Power
    muffinstump
    upstate kate
    antisocial scrooge
    Joe from Long Island
    Patrick from CT
    IDCWYT
    Trevor
    Noreaster
    Fran (the original)
    uw7

  82. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    It looks to me like Jeter may be a bit slower covering balls to his left this year. Is this my imagination or do others see it too?

  83. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    It looks to me like Jeter may be a bit slower covering balls to his left this year. Is this my imagination or do others see it too?
    ******************

    This sounded incredibly dirty

  84. Al May 10th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Nice… we miss Pavano. He has pitched very well against us since leaving last year.

    Though Liriano is no walk in the park, Should be a nice duel with him and Burnett.

  85. tex's friend May 10th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Could always consider working a deal with atlanta for melky. I dont care how he is playing in atlanta, he is an asset and better than winn and thames.

  86. Banks May 10th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swish RF
    Tex 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada DH
    Thames LF
    Cervelli C
    Gardner CF

  87. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Erica, you should be ashamed to even think such things… :)

  88. champ809 May 10th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    GTLU- Winner

    SS- Jeter
    RF- Swish
    1B- Tex
    3B- ARod
    2B- Robbie
    C- Posada
    DH- Thames
    CF- Gritty
    LF- Winn(Although I’d prefer he give 4 abs to Russo tonight)

    SP- Mitre….I think he goes 5+ and gets the W tonight

    We win 3 of 4 in Detroit and keep it moving

  89. Joe May 10th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Wait A-Rod angered a pitcher from the southeastern part of Texas? Was it Roy Oswalt? I thought he was just ruffling SoCal feathers?
    ________________–
    Ha ! my bad; the 209 , 209 ! how could I forget?! 409 is a cleaning agent !

  90. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Consider this, so far this year Jeter is playing like 2009 Cano with less power. Jeter without his walks to keep his OBP in the above-average to elite level is a bottom of the order hitter.

  91. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    i don’t think i’ve ever heard anyone get their identity from an area code before.

  92. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    This sounded incredibly dirty

    He is covering them!! Nothing dirty there, he is trying to save the innocence of the children.

  93. Seal May 10th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    tex,

    Agree. We cannot play Thames in the OF and it limits him to DH. He is not going to be a pinch hitter for anyone with the way Gardner is hitting.

    Melky could probably hit better than Winn.

  94. NYYROC May 10th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Did anyone watch Yankees On Deck this past weekend? Funny part when, in ST, it was picture day. Players up early and waiting in long lines. One scene showed Jorge, with glove and bats in hand, looking POd, walking out. Joe commented, “When you get to be Jorge’s age you can get a little grumpy in the morning.”

  95. z May 10th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Jeter and his range (or lack thereof) to his left has been hotly debated since time immemorial.

    suffice it to say, it has never been his strong suit.

    his ‘range ridiculously to his right and make the jump-throw play’ has always masked his greatest perceived deficiency.

    I think his range to his left is in line w/his career trend.

  96. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    A-Rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Thames DH
    GGBG CF
    Winn LF

    Going with my winning approach of not thinking about it too much in advance…….

    Thanks Doreen :-)

  97. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Erica, you should be ashamed to even think such things?

    ***********

    I need to keep myself amused in the face of the extreme boringness of my job

  98. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Mike_Boston -

    You asked about yesterdays and GTLU.

    I had posted a couple of times that there would not be GTLU yesterday. Three people posted lineups, though, muffinstump, yankswin27 and unknown (at least I only saw those 3). Yankswin27 did correctly guess the lineup, but I am not counting the result, since there was no official game and it would not be fair to people who would have participated had there been GTLU. :)

    muffinstump – you are welcome! Did you want Swisher in RF or LF?

    Fran – Did you want want Winn in LF or RF?

    Patrick in CT – GTLU certainly is more interesting these days! One man’s DL is another man’s improved GTLU!! :lol: (But the injuries really do stink!!)

  99. Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Jeter’s lost his Edge?

    Luckily they’re in Detroit. He can just stop by Ford and get a new one. In Blazin’ Copper!

  100. Dallas Braden May 10th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    SS Jeter
    RF Swish
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Robbie
    C PO
    DH Thames
    LF Winn
    CF Gardy

  101. Berk May 10th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    718 = Brooklyn/Queens
    305 = Miami Dade County
    213 = South Central LA

    No other area is referred to as an area code.

  102. IA 8 May 10th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Jerkface,

    Quietly, Jeter has had a very troubling start to his year. Not walking, striking out, chasing pitches.

  103. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I just think Joe wants someone he can trust with the bat and glove to be his 4th OF

  104. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Melky is an asset?

  105. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    i don?t think i?ve ever heard anyone get their identity from an area code before.

    *********

    Are you from NYC?

    People always talk about being from the 718 vs 212

    I believe Elaine on Seinfeld was outraged when she got a 646 number instead of 212

    And Carrie Bradshaw in the SATC movie hated her 323 area code instead of 917

  106. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    ARGH-

    That last area code should have been 347, not 323

  107. tex's friend May 10th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    i love how people still act like melky is a 4th outfielder. He was the starting cf all last year after gardner’s 3 week trial, and put up good numbers. He would no doubt he a good leftfielder while granderson is out and a good player to have off the bench once granderson gets back.

  108. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    718 also includes Staten Island, no matter how much derision it gets, as well as the Bronx. It is the de facto outer borough area code. Also now in the mix in NYC is the 917 for cell phones, as well as 347 for cell phones (which I think was added because there weren’t enough 718 and 917 numbers to cover the huge boom in cell phones in New York).

    So to recap, NYC has a ton of area codes. And, Dallas Braden is an idiot.

  109. Uncle Vito Bellamo May 10th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Sweeping the Tigers is our latest fate

  110. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Andrew-

    I was more impressed with my nod to all of the area code references in pop culture :-)

  111. Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Don’t forget Staten Island. Shaolin !

    I’ve never heard anyone in NY talking about area codes. Except to complain that you need to use them for every freaking phone call.

  112. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    z, I’m familiar with all that. It’s old news. I’m more interested in 2010 vs 2009.

  113. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Melky Cabrera currently: .192 .279 .222 .502

    Thats like a 10th outfielder

  114. z May 10th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    he doesn’t have nearly the range he seemed to show last yr

    I’ve noticed that as well

  115. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Erica it’s true, you worked in two seminal New York City TV shows in your dissection of the issue, so your rundown was way better. Oh also apparently in January it was decided that the next area code to hit the outer boroughs in New York is going to be 929 because we’re going to run out of 718s and 347s by 2012. So get ready for that one. (Apologies for the useless info, everyone not in NYC)

  116. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    “i love how people still act like melky is a 4th outfielder.”

    —————————–

    Isn’t that what he is for the Braves now? I thought I heard about him getting benched.

  117. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    “Are you from NYC?”

    erica-

    goes without saying i’m not.

    i’ll just say that people in the 508 just don’t think that way :)

    actually if braden had said people from the 95 do or don’t do things i’d understand it more.

    95 being his IQ.

  118. NYY626 May 10th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Jetes – SS
    Swish – RF
    Tex – 1b
    Alex -3B
    Cano – 2b
    Jorge – C
    Thames – DH
    Winn – LF
    GGBG – CF

    and 718 is the coolest area code if you want my opinion.

  119. Y 27 May 10th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Bill Madden in studio with Mike

    Talking about his Steinbrenner book

  120. Phil Columbus May 10th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    ss jeter
    rf swisher
    1b tex
    3b arod
    2b cano
    dh posada
    lf thames
    c cervelli
    cf gardner

    thanks

  121. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    Don?t forget Staten Island. Shaolin !

    I?ve never heard anyone in NY talking about area codes. Except to complain that you need to use them for every freaking phone call.
    ************

    I moved from NYC to Nassau almost 6 years ago. I still dial 516 now when I make every phone call and I don’t have to

    Although, I never understood the point of it to begin with

  122. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    Erica it?s true, you worked in two seminal New York City TV shows in your dissection of the issue, so your rundown was way better. Oh also apparently in January it was decided that the next area code to hit the outer boroughs in New York is going to be 929 because we?re going to run out of 718s and 347s by 2012. So get ready for that one. (Apologies for the useless info, everyone not in NYC)

    **********

    929 sounds very exotic. Maybe I should move back to NYC…….

  123. m May 10th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    What’s the area code for the coconut wireless? :)

    BTW, did anyone else crack up when Scutaro tried to do the Jeter Pirouette? It was either Sat. or Sun., but it was totally fail.

  124. Tom May 10th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I wonder if the big Stein really liked his calzones? Ever wonder why no area codes begin with the number 1 ?

  125. z May 10th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I chalked Jeter’s seemingly improved range to his left last yr to better positioning.

    It just didn’t seem logical that was actually covering more ground than in year’s past.

    according to FanGraphs, his range factor is actually greater this yr than last (go figure):

    http://www.fangraphs.com/stats.....S#fielding

  126. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    How about Ro. Sanchez saving our pen last night vs the red sox.
    Good for him.
    He did his job. Could not have been easy.
    Tonight our pen should be fully rested(minus Aceves) to pitch after Mitre.
    Getting 5 full innings might be asking much out of Mitre with the limited pitch count.
    I’ll take 4 solid innings in a NY minute, LOL

  127. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Tom May 10th, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    I wonder if the big Stein really liked his calzones? Ever wonder why no area codes begin with the number 1 ?
    *********

    Cause dialing 1+1 would be weird

  128. Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    929 sounds very exotic. Maybe I should move back to NYC…….

    ———————————————————–

    It’s like 212 right? Just multiply by 4.5. Except the middle number.

    I knew a girl who had a 212 cell #. Very prestigious. :wink:

  129. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    m it was last night, Scatter-throw delivered about a 15 hopper jump throw to Youkilis and Cano was safe by about 10 feet. He gets points for the jump and the throw’s accuracy, but major deductions for having the arm strength of a 5th grader.

  130. Hensley Muellens Blast Pal May 10th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    jeter ss
    swisher rf
    tex 1b
    arod 3b
    cano 2b
    posada c
    thames dh
    gardner cf
    wynn lf

  131. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    z, I read fangraphs differently, it looks to me like Jeter’s range factor and UZR/150 is down significantly this year, although it’s way to early to put much confidence in any UZR numbers.

  132. Tom May 10th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    You know you’ve made it when you have a 212 area code ! If you can make it there, you can make it ANYWHERE

  133. Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    # Y 27 May 10th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Bill Madden in studio with Mike

    Talking about his Steinbrenner book

    ———————————————————————

    I believe Madden is the writer that’s closest to the Steinbrenner family.

    I ordered a copy yesterday.

  134. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    My freshman year in Albany I had a phone where the “7″ would stick.

    I would have to dial 9 to get out + 1718 to call my family.

    Except the 7 was broken and I was regularly calling 911. I had to buy a new phone when they threatened to arrest me

  135. m May 10th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    WTP,

    He was impressive.

    The bad part about AJ’s bad, short outing was that leaves us without a long man tonight when we really needed one. Even if Aceves can go, I don’t think it’ll be for extended innings. We can piece-meal innings together, but then there’s Javy. Whom I’m expecting to pitch better, but we need contingency plans.

    I wonder if they’ll see Ace is feeling before making a move. Or as GB7 said yesterday, send Russo down for another pitcher.

    Sergio-Javy-Phil against a good offensive club like Detroit needs a reinforced bullpen imo.

  136. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    z- not range factor per se, range runs (RngR), which I think is more meaningful than range factor.

  137. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    holy crap!

    livan is second in era in the major leagues.

    i’m even smarter than i think i am :)

  138. upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Jerkface, you have gotten in some great zingers today. My keyboard is not happy.

    Fran, I am glad your line up is the same as mine, as you are the GTLU leader.

  139. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I have to dial 9 then 1 then the # to make a call from my desk at work, and frequently wonder how many people in my company screw up and hit the 1 instead of the 2 when calling within Manhattan. Then again, maybe to dial 911 I’d have to dial 9, then 1, then 911? Too confusing and/or ridiculous to consider.

  140. Tom May 10th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    My freshman year in Albany I had a phone where the ?g7?? would stick.

    I would have to dial 9 to get out + 1718 to call my family.

    Except the 7 was broken and I was regularly calling 911. I had to buy a new phone when they threatened to arrest me
    ___________
    :)

  141. Y 27 May 10th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swish RF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Jorge C
    Thames DH
    Winn LF
    Gardner CF

  142. z May 10th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    The Albany Police Department is bad news.

    You dodged a bullet there, Erica.

    (Not that I would know about such things, having been a perfect angel during my time in the 518.)

  143. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    I have to dial 9 then 1 then the # to make a call from my desk at work, and frequently wonder how many people in my company screw up and hit the 1 instead of the 2 when calling within Manhattan. Then again, maybe to dial 911 I?d have to dial 9, then 1, then 911? Too confusing and/or ridiculous to consider.
    ***********

    LOL. I hope you don’t have any emergencies

  144. m May 10th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Andrew,

    Scatter-throw? nice!

    As for the most exotic area code, it has to be 808. I know this is so because there are some lovely “ladies” employed by Club 808. :roll:

  145. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    M- I’m not too concerned with our bullpen vs the tigers. I have a feeling a move will be made because Ro won’t be available for at least 2 days.
    He could be sent down(instead of Russo) for another reliever.
    I have a feeling that Javy will pitch very well tomorrow night. I really do believe that. I also think that Hughes will pitch very well Wed night. If that happens, our pen should be fine by Thurs(when C.C. pitches)

  146. Joe from Long Island May 10th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    randy – don’t get carried away there. ;)

  147. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    z May 10th, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    The Albany Police Department is bad news.

    You dodged a bullet there, Erica.

    (Not that I would know about such things, having been a perfect angel during my time in the 518.)

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

    That was my only run in with Albany Police.

    However, I did have a massive near-miss with the UAlbany Campus Police during some hazing. Rather, some people called the campus cops on me but I was gone before they arrived.

    However, I made the newspaper crime blotter anyway. It said:
    Report of disorderly female disturbing patrons. Gone upon arrival

  148. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    “Report of disorderly female disturbing patrons.”
    that’s about tight

  149. Todd May 10th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Kirk, I’m a dentist in the 718 area code. I can tell the guy wouldn’t know a toothbrush if you poked him in the eye with one!!!

  150. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    right not tight

  151. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    m I didn’t make that up, I’ve read it elsewhere on the world wide interweb, possibly even here before. But yeah, his weak arm is pretty amusing at times. He’s an okay shortstop and a better all-around player then what BOS has had there (regardless of Alex Gonzalez’s hot start) for a while.

    As to the bullpen, Ivan Nova maybe gets a cameo appearance as the “In Case of Emergency” pitcher to eat innings if Mitre and/or Vazquez get bombed? He and McAllister’s turns in the rotation were flipped at Scranton, meaning Nova is on his regular rest and is built up to throw as many as 100 pitches.

  152. z May 10th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    lol

    something tells me you were ‘gone’ upon arrival in more ways than one.

    as a fellow Great Dane, I totally understand.

  153. pat May 10th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Madden giving any medical opinions on George’s health for profit while everyone around him has secreted his condition seems icky.

  154. Fran (the original) May 10th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Doreen,
    Should be Swisher in RF and Winn in LF and Gardner in CF. Thanks for picking up my typo.

    Kate,
    Hope that we both win :)

  155. Rich on the 6 train May 10th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    I can?t see the Yanks sticking with Winn and Thames all season ? just a feeling.

    who can they pick up via trade?

    Hinske, Dye, DeJesus, or Choo

  156. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    z May 10th, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    lol

    something tells me you were ?gone? upon arrival in more ways than one.

    as a fellow Great Dane, I totally understand.
    **************

    I’ll never tell the details of the incident or what prompted people to call Campus security on me.

    But I do swear, I was completely sober at the time.

    Not sure of that makes it better or not

  157. SAS May 10th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Doreen my GTLU

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    Arod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Thames DH
    Winn LF
    Gardner CF

    Thanks a million…as always

  158. vey May 10th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Fanhouse team power rankings

    Rays
    Yankees
    Philly
    Cardinals (after Philly, even though best record in NL, because Philly won 3-4 recently)
    Twins
    Detroit
    Giants
    Padres
    Mets
    Nationals
    Blue Jays 15 th
    Angels 17 th
    Bosox 25 th

  159. Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Wow,

    Just learned something totally wild.

    George Steinbrenner’s out of pocket investment for the Yankees was 168,000$

  160. RL15 May 10th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Doreen,

    Thank you again for GTLU

    SS- Jetes
    RF- Swish
    1B- Tex
    3B- ARod
    2B- MVP
    C- Jorgie
    DH- Thames
    CF- GGBG
    LF- Winn

    Looks like I won’t catch back up to Fran today, since we agree.

  161. z May 10th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I was talking to my friend the other day. He told me he never once watched Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact or The Electric Company as a child.

    Is it possible my friend is an alien?

  162. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    z May 10th, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    I was talking to my friend the other day. He told me he never once watched Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact or The Electric Company as a child.

    Is it possible my friend is an alien?
    ***********

    Extremely

  163. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    z May 10th, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    I was talking to my friend the other day. He told me he never once watched Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact or The Electric Company as a child.

    Is it possible my friend is an alien?

    ****************************
    Yes. ;)

  164. Bob May 10th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I was talking to my friend the other day. He told me he never once watched Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact or The Electric Company as a child.

    Is it possible my friend is an alien?
    __________________________
    Me neither – always the Flintstones or Bugs Bunny

  165. upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    someone needs to pick up Hinske so he can continue to be the WS good luck charm…I don’t see that happening for the Braves despite ROY Heyward and Melky :)

  166. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    John May Lives

  167. Mike_Boston May 10th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Jeter: SS
    Swish: RF
    Tex: 1B
    Arod: 3B
    Cano: 2B
    Jorgie: C
    Thames: DH
    Winn: LF
    Gardy” CG

  168. SAS May 10th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Bill Madden is on Francesca about his new book on Steinbrenner. It is really a good interview if anyone is interested.

  169. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Bob May 10th, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    I was talking to my friend the other day. He told me he never once watched Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact or The Electric Company as a child.

    Is it possible my friend is an alien?
    __________________________
    Me neither ? always the Flintstones or Bugs Bunny
    *************

    Are you older than 40??????????

  170. Pedroias Brother touches little boys May 10th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    How many hits for Ajax tonight?

  171. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Young Master Phillip looks like Robert Stack in the picture posted

  172. Fran (the original) May 10th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    RL,

    I hope we beat Joe Girardi :)

  173. SAS May 10th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Z…. my kids watched Electric Company, but I never heard of 321 Contact.

  174. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    joe from long island-

    yeah, maybe i should rephrase that :)

    but what started out a joke a few years ago when some knucklehead kept asking me to name someone who would be a better 5th starter than hughes or kennedy and i said livan hernandez .

    i was a bit surprised how much uproar that caused.

    almost everyone thought he’d have his little lucky run with the twins and be out of baseball, and it crossed my mind too .

    but from watching him now that i had gone out on a limb by naming him, i could see he was a pretty interesting pitcher. the funniest thing was that nick in sf used to just so ballistic over me making comments about livan that he inadvertently started to follow him and realized he was beating the spreads more often than not because he was perceived to be so bad.

    so nick in sf being the shrewd person he is has won more than a few bets betting on livan.

  175. Bob May 10th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    No under

  176. SAS May 10th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I watched Howdy Doody and the Magic Cottage….lol

  177. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related
    opening to 321 contact

    Erica, no ZOOM?

  178. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I turned WFAN off as soon as I heard that Bill Madden was going to be on……..

  179. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    LaRue says Griffey was unavailable to pinch-hit recently because he was asleep in the clubhouse during a game.

    http://blog.thenewstribune.com.....d-is-near/

  180. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/yankees/?p=4337

    Yankees calling up Nova.

  181. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Since my last update (1:51 post), the following people have submitted lineups to GTLU today:

    Banks
    champ809
    Erica
    Dallas Braden
    NYY626
    Phil Columbus
    Hensley Muellens
    Y 27
    SAS
    RL15

  182. SAS May 10th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Betsy,

    One thing Mike F. does very well is interview people. Even if you don’t like Bill Madden, he knew George very well. It is really a very good interview.

  183. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    That list plus:

    Mike_Boston

  184. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    SAS, when Mike doesn’t interrupt, he can be very good – but I absolutely despise Madden and I will not buy his book. I admit, I might flip through it in the bookstores, but he’s just impossible for me to stomach. I will acknowlege that he probably has very interesting stories to tell and that it probably is a very good interview.

  185. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 10th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    MLB,Bud Selig set to take control of Texas Rangers, THEY OWE CREDITORS $300 million. Hicks only wants to pay $270million, and has a group ready to buy for 570million. Selig will step in if Hicks and creditors can’t form an agreement.

    I wonder if the Alex contract was a big part of their debt? MLB hasn’t owned a team since the Expos in 2001, before moving them to DC as the Nationals.

  186. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I don’t have time today to watch Mike F, and I rarely do; but I agree with SAS that I usually find his interviews to be good.

  187. Ana May 10th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    randy l.
    “i’ll just say that people in the 508 just don’t think that way”

    you’re from central MA?

  188. Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    LaRue says Griffey was unavailable to pinch-hit recently because he was asleep in the clubhouse during a game.

    ————————————————————–

    That’s what happens when you get old. You take naps. Sometimes they occur at inopportune times.

    And at least his offensive output was an unconscious effort. His teammates are awake and are producing the same results!

  189. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....win-051010

    I think Klapisch is being a bit rough on Cashman…….There was no reason not to make the Javy trade.

  190. Vince May 10th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I live in the 708
    but I use the 630.

    I got it going on!!

    And yes, Enough of Braden already.

  191. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Nova-Congrats on the call-up. Now be ready when/if you are called upon!!!

  192. muffinstump May 10th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    doreen, swish in right. typo on the initial entry. sorry about that.

  193. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Today’s Guess The Line Up is Now Closed.

    Thanks to everyone for playing and special thanks to upstate kate for opening the game.

    Good luck!

    :)

  194. Irreverent Discourse May 10th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Betsy – “Still, Vazquez’s performance represents a gross miscalculation by GM Brian Cashman, who banked on both Vazquez and Nick Johnson over the winter. Both gambles have failed.”

    It’s May 10th. No one in baseball has failed at anything. This guy is a moron.

  195. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    muffinstump & Fran -

    I corrected the typos. :)

  196. Irreverent Discourse May 10th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I don’t see Fox Sports writing articles about Bostons “Pitching and Defense” failing miserable, like they are claiming with Nick Johnson and Vazquez. Sensationalist nonsense.

  197. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Kay show about to begin.
    He already said the weekend series proves the red sox are not very good. YES!! That is a comment I can support.

  198. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Can’t judge a trade one month after the season starts. It’s just plain silly to do.

  199. Joe from Long Island May 10th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    So, Ivan Nova it is. The star shines….

  200. z May 10th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I will ALWAYS have a soft spot in my heart for the New Zoo Revue.

    Henrietta Hippo? She made Barney, the Purple Menace, look like the 2-bit hack he is.

    I thought all adults were going to be as cool as Doug. Boy, was I wrong on that one.

    the Gnu News w/Gary Gnu – genius (to a 5-year old, anyway).

    According to Wiki, Chuck Woolery was on of the stars:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N.....Characters

    who gnu?

  201. DYD INDA WUL May 10th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    D-train derailed in Motown tonight

  202. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 10th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Wow Nova got the call?

    I guess it’s long relief for Mitre or Vazquez. :?

  203. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Kay just proved why he is so annoying and among the “worst” play by play announcers in MLB
    Took him less than a minute to use the term, “rob peter to pay paul”. SHUT UP!!!!

  204. MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    “Arizona has voided the contract of 17-year-old prospect Socrates Brito following the outfielder’s 50-game suspension for PED use.”

    I never thought that anyone named Socrates could be that stupid. :)

  205. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Nova is needed because Ro pitched last night and would not be available tonight or tomorrow.

  206. tex's friend May 10th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....um=twitter

    ___

    released? WOW. what a way to end a career.

  207. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Braden deserves any kudos he gets for pitching the no-hitter. But to keep tying it into the “situation” with ARod is just tired.

  208. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    MLB Trade Rumors update on Wang:
    Wang is recovering from shoulder surgery and hasn’t headed out on a rehab assignment quite yet

  209. z May 10th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Why did Griffey come back this year? Last year should have left little doubt that his skills were way gone.

    In the end, it won’t tarnish his reputation. He put up legendary #s in the most-tainted era of the game, and he is beyond reproach or recrimination in that regard.

    (on a side note: man, can he hold a grudge, or what? We get Ken, the Big Stein wouldn’t let you play on the field or roam around the clubhouse. Get over it, buddy!)

  210. Fran (the original) May 10th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Doreen,

    Thanks :)

  211. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    “you’re from central MA?”

    508 goes all the way down to cape cod where i live.

    … surrounded by red sox fans.

  212. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Willis scratched from his start against the yankees due to pants-wetting-fear. Brad Thomas, who is even worse, starting in his place.

    Yankees are either going to score 200 runs or be perfecto’d

  213. pat May 10th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Doreen

    He’s doing the Letterman Top 10 List tomorrow night so it will be beyond tired after that.

  214. Trevor May 10th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Mitre can only throw 65/70 pitches? Might as well let Nova start the game.

  215. E-gawa May 10th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    When they re-signed Griffey, I honestly didn’t think they were going to compete this year. As a player, he’s done and just there as a name…. Then they started making all of these big moves. It just didn’t make much sense. Maybe they were expecting him to retire as a Mariner.

  216. BD (Boston Dave) May 10th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    not sure if this was already posted but…

    Dontrelle Willis was scratched from the start tonight.

    It will be… drumroll…

    Brad Thomas

    a 32yr old lefty with horrible stats (career ERA of around 10.00) – last pitched for the Red Sox in 2004.

  217. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Trevor-Don’t be ridiculous. Mitre made the team out of spring training. Besides the long reliever role he earned, he also could be the #6 starter.
    No reason to pass him over for Nova.

  218. BD (Boston Dave) May 10th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    “508 goes all the way down to cape cod where i live.”

    ————

    and you know how we settle things in the “five oh eight”

    :)

  219. E-gawa May 10th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    *and he changed his mind.

  220. wha, wha, WHAT!!! May 10th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    M- I’m not too concerned with our bullpen vs the tigers….
    I have a feeling that Javy will pitch very well tomorrow night.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Just looking out my window in a frozen over hell and admiring the flying pigs…

  221. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    pat -

    Ugh, I read that. Luckily I’m usually asleep before then!

  222. Dave May 10th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Don’t like facing a young, unknown lefty at all

    Would have much rather faced Willis and his horrible control.

    This looks like 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER written all over it. We NEVER hit guys we have never seen…

  223. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    wait who will be on Letterman?

  224. upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Doreen
    I agree. Congrats to Braden for the perfect game, but that still doesn’t give him the right to call Alex out over something so foolish. I guess none of the Rays could get on base to walk over his mound! And I am so glad Alex took the high road and congratulated him.

  225. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    triple what!
    i won’t think negatively about our pitching staff, especially Javy.
    i will let the HATERS do that. some people here just love to criticize the team.

    when we win a game, the HATERS want to pretend like we lost.
    when we lose a game, the HATERS want to pretend we lost 2 games, not just one.

  226. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    We NEVER hit guys we have never seen?

    Except for when they do. The Yankees were like 20-8 vs gusy they never saw last year. Its mostly just you remembering the bad times and forgetting the good times.

  227. stuart May 10th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Kay overreacting again… saying Thames is not a good OF and will cost us games if we keep playing him there. He wants Wynn to play everyday…………….

  228. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Overreacting? Thames has allowed more runs in the OF than starts made there.

  229. m May 10th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    What happened to Dontrelle? I’m not trying to make a joke, but he was dealing with anxiety. Physical or something else?

  230. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Kay is saying nothing new. Who even thought Thames was a good outfielder? I don’t remember hearing that.
    He’s only playing so much because of the injury to Granderson. I can live with Thames out there sometimes and Winn out there sometimes. It is possible to survive until Granderson returns from the DL.

  231. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    New Post: Nova called up from Scranton/WB

  232. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    “and you know how we settle things in the “five oh eight””

    bd-

    that whole area code thing cracked me up.

    i was at fenway for sat nights game.

    have never seen fenway so glum.

    it was GREAT.

    i think it’s dawning on a lot the fans that the red sox are really a flawed team

  233. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    :arrow:

  234. JJ May 10th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Brad Thomas this year

    5.40 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, .328 BAA

    16 IP, 22 hits, 9 walks, 6 Ks

    For his career – 27 walks, 14 strikeouts

  235. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Kay is exactly right -Thames, who I like, is awful in the OF; he can’t even make the easy plays. Why Joe insists on playing him there instead of playing Winn every day is beyond me.

  236. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Betsy-If Winn plays LF everyday, his weaknesses will be exposed. There is nothing Joe can do. He will have to put Thames out there and Winn out there until Granderson returns.
    No reason to “release” Thames. No reason to “call up” someone from the minors to play LF for the next 3-4 weeks.

  237. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Kay just announced Damon won’t be playing tonight
    as well as Willis

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    Alfredo’s wife was actually dating a better-looking man, but then he stepped in at the last second and vultured her away.

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