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Game 34: Yankees at Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on May 13, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (22-11)
Derek Jeter SS
Brett Gardner CF
Mark Teixeira DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Juan Miranda 1B
Randy Winn LF
Greg Golson RF

CC Sabathia LHP (4-1, 3.04)
Career vs. Tigers

TIGERS (19-15)
Austin Jackson CF
Johnny Damon DH
Magglio Ordonez RF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Brennan Boesch LF
Brandon Inge 3B
Gerald Laird C
Scott Sizemore 2B
Adam Everett SS

RHP Justin Verlander (3-2, 4.50)
Career vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m./YES Network and MLB Network

UMPIRES: HP Mike Estabrook, 1B Mike Winters, 2B Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B Brian Runge

WEATHER: Right now it doesn’t look too bad. The tarp is off the field and the sky looks promising, but the radar looks kind of ugly.

GOOD DAY TO MISS: None of the current Yankees has more at-bats against Verlander than Nick Swisher, who’s hit just .184 with 13 strikeouts in 38 at-bats against the hard-throwing Tigers starter. Swisher does have three home runs off him. Derek Jeter, on the other hand, has no home runs but he does have a .400 average against Verlander.

DOUBLE DIP: Yesterday was the first time since September 24, 1976 that the Yankees played a doubleheader in which both games were shutouts. The previous double shutout was also in Detroit.

A GOOD SIGN: Phil Hughes is 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA. According to Elias, the last time a Yankees pitcher had at least five wins and a sub-1.50 ERA through six starts was 1958, when Bob Turley went 6-0 with a 0.83 ERA and went on to win the Cy Young.

UPDATE, 1:41 p.m.: Pretty much the entire Yankees beat is sick right now, so we’ve all been coughing and sneezing through the first inning and a half here in Detroit. The Yankees have put some runners on but haven’t been able to break through against Verlander. Sabathia is out for his second inning or work, still a scoreless game.

UPDATE, 1:46 p.m.: Bad luck there for Sabathia. Gerald Laird checked his swing, but still made just enough contact to send the ball just over the infield and into right for an RBI single.

UPDATE, 2:15 p.m.: The Yankees have not looked good against Verlander. They look like they want to get out of here as quickly as possible.

UPDATE, 2:17 p.m.: Miguel Cabrera’s eighth homer of the season has given the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Sabathia hasn’t looked bad, but Verlander’s been good enough that a two-run lead seems pretty significant.

UPDATE, 2:18 p.m.: Sabathia looks like he can’t believe it. Boesch just made it back-to-back homers and a 3-0 lead. Boesch has been pretty impressive.

UPDATE, 2:26 p.m.: It takes a lot to knock Jeter out of a game, but I thought that might have done it. Taking a pitch from Justin Verlander to either the hand or wrist can’t be a good thing, but Jeter stayed in there.

UPDATE, 2:44 p.m.: Posada doubled to center, but that two-out hit went nowhere when Miranda popped up to strand the runner. Verlander is cruising.

UPDATE, 2:49 p.m.: Two-run double by Cabrera, a 5-0 lead for the Tigers and still no outs in the sixth. Yankees might have to hope the seventh inning is the last for Verlander, then try to score some runs off this hard-throwing bullpen.

UPDATE, 3:00 p.m.: Long and rough inning for Sabathia has extended the Tigers lead to 6-0. Verlander is still on the mound, and Tigers have already decided to take Boesch’s bat out of the lineup in favor of Don Kelly’s defense in left.

UPDATE, 3:10 p.m.: Verlander is out with two on and two out in the seventh, and in comes another hard-throwing right-hander, Joel Zumaya. These Tigers are able to just keep rolling out upper-90s pitchers.

UPDATE, 3:13 p.m.: Zumaya’s five pitches to close out the seventh: 101 mph, 100 mph, 101, mph, 101 mph, 102 mph

UPDATE, 3:17 p.m.: Might be a case of saving bullets. Sabathia is out after 79 pitches — 55 strikes — and Ivan Nova is in to make his major league debut in the bottom of the seventh.

UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Pretty nice play by Don Kelly to end the eighth, but the bigger issue is that the Yankees haven’t done much of anything offensively this series. Take away that ninth inning yesterday and they’ve been pretty awful.

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755 Responses to “Game 34: Yankees at Tigers”

  1. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Cliff Lee is a jerk. With no class. I wouldnt want that freak anywhere near the Yankees.

    His styling in the 2009 WS was completely classless.

    And Im not entirely convinced he didnt cheat in Game 1, with the ridiculous movement of his pitches.

  2. Allan May 13th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Good for Lee… he is just sticking up for his teammates. If that isin’t team solidarity (calling out the reporter who wrote the story and refusing to speak to him), I don’t know what is.

  3. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Relax with the unfounded conspiracy theories.

    Can’t you take one day off from that stuff?

  4. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    “People that constantly refer to Jorge as a possible HOF whenever this argument comes up need to realize that we are talking about NOW, not when Jorge was 33 y.o. and in his prime.”

    ——————————————-

    Jorge may be a better hitter now than he was when he was 33.

    And his defensive woes are greatly overrated by Yankee fans.

  5. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    SJ

    :lol:

    Sure, if it makes you happy, I can!

  6. Joe from Long Island May 13th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    What happened in Seattle? I know about Griffey sleeping in the clubhouse the other day, but what’s with reporters being banned?

  7. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Updates would be very much appreciated for those of us stuck at work!! :)

  8. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Joe

    Reporters should be banned more often. When they try and stir up unnecessary controversy, they ought to be banned. It’s not a right to cover the players, it’s a privilege.

  9. Mark J. May 13th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Winn, Gardner, Miranda, and Golson!?!? All in the lineup at the same time!?

    Good luck CC, have to pitch a shutout to win. Even that might not be enough.

    These are the types of games that really expose injuries – 4 automatic outs against a flamethrower like Verlander, who has pitched great his last 3 starts (thus, his 4 ERA is misleading).

  10. Rishi May 13th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    benshpigel AJ just presented the wrestling belt to Hughes: “I meant to give this to you yesterday”.
    4 minutes ago via TinyTwitter
    Reply Retweet

  11. pat May 13th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Fans and the media often say baseball players should be allowed to police themselves. In a way, that’s what Lee did. :wink:

  12. vin May 13th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    “Cervelli is the best defensive catcher the Yankees have had since Joe Girardi in ?96.”

    2008 Jose Molina says “hi.”

  13. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Gardner and Miranda aren’t automatic outs.

  14. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I know it’s Lupica, but I had to read it:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....ughes.html

    “I think the bullpen stint last year did wonders for this kid. You can see it now, the confidence he’s got, and I think it starts with how tremendous he was for them in that (8th-inning) role. You always knew the stuff was there, but you watch him now, and see a presence that’s completely different from what was there before. And by presence, I mean knowing exactly what he wants to throw and where he wants to throw it. Oh, he’s the real deal all right. A kid who’s going to be a bluechipper for a long, long time.”

  15. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Rishi May 13th, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    benshpigel AJ just presented the wrestling belt to Hughes: ?I meant to give this to you yesterday?.
    4 minutes ago via TinyTwitter

    ***************************
    awwww…how cute! :)

  16. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    vin

    I like Jose Molina, and know that he’s been an excellent defensive catcher his entire career, but his defense with the Yankees in 2009 was atrocious!

  17. Joe from Long Island May 13th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Betsy – I rate that Lupica piece somewhat akin to his discovering Christmas is in December.

  18. DT May 13th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Why would a reporter lie about Griffey sleeping in the clubhouse, unless someone in the organization told him to lie to make the backlash easier for getting rid of Griffey.

    If that were the case, shouldn’t the organization have the reporter’s back and make the players talk to him? Of course, it would look shady, but the reporter gets screwed in this.

    That particular writer has covered the M’s for the long time and is pretty respected from what I read.

  19. m-sending out an S.o.S. May 13th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Rishi,

    lol, that’s nice. They really should’ve given it to Javy, tho. :)

    I read something yesterday about Gardner that I thought was pretty funny. Apparently during roll call, he turns around and flexes his muscles like a body builder in a self-deprecating way. Has anyone seen that?

  20. pat May 13th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Joe

    Team had a closed door meeting and Sweeney asked for whoever talked to the reporter to step forward and take him on. No one did. They went to the reporter and asked for his sources. He refused. Some of the players have “informally” been boycotting the reporter since.

  21. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    How is Gardner an automatic out when he is hitting 337 with a 420 OBP?

    He is one of the very few guys in the lineup this season that has actually been consistently reliable.

  22. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    A little late, AJ? LOL – hey as long as Phil got it, it’s cool….

  23. jennifer May 13th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Does Sweeney think someone would actually say, “Yeah it was me I told the reporter that Jr was sleeping during the game”.

  24. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    What is with all the

    Question marks (?)

    in place of quotes and apostrophes. It really is annoying

    :mad:

  25. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Joe, there are going to be more of these type pieces from many baseball writers if Phil keeps this up…

  26. KWAN May 13th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Giving up your sources is career suicide.

    Not to mention, the players would deny it anyway unless he has it on audio somewhere.

    Just a strange situation

  27. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    What Lee did isn’t showing “team solidarity”. Blaming a guy who has covered the team for 28 years for citing two players who saw Griffey sleeping is illogical.

  28. Joe from Long Island May 13th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    pat – thanks for the info.

    So, if I get this straight, Sweeney wants to know who fed the story to the reporter. And the boycotting players are doing so because the reporter won’t reveal his source (standard professional ethics for a journalist, no?).

    Sounds like the real issue is not the reporter, who was doing his job, but the player or clubhouse source who divulged the information in the first place. (What’s the saying about clubhouses – what you say/see/do here, stays here?)

  29. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    What Lee did isn?t showing ?team solidarity?.

    **************************
    I must have missed something-what did Lee do???

  30. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I noticed it’s flown pretty much under the radar, but unless my eyes are deceiving me, Joba is back.

    When he has this slider going, it’s just not fair:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8__EwAT8VM

  31. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    With Jeter 4 for his last 39, I’d love to see him start off the game with a hit even more than usual.

  32. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Here’s what I don’t get…..

    The people on here who constantly complain about the lineup not producing runs and Yankee pitchers needing a “shutout” to win. The fact they lead the AL in runs seems to be lost on some of you.

    You did it in Hughes’ start against the White Sox and they scored 12 runs.

    You did it in Hughes’ and CC’s start in Boston and they scored 24 runs in the 2 games.

    You did it last night and they scored 8 runs.

    Don’t you tired of posting such nonsense?

    You don’t have a crystal ball. If you did, you certainly don’t use it well.

    Why not just watch the game and keep the doomsday predictions to yourselves?

    Its not impressing anybody here.

  33. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Only 25% chance of rain now until 7pm. Amazing how fast the weather reports change.

  34. Jake May 13th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I wish some of the players on our team would call out reporters when they write stories like that or like Jeff Francour called out Seth Everett for falsely saying that the clubhouse was unhappy with Manual.

    Then again, I don’t think any of the NY writers ever accused a player of doing something like that. Most of their writing is game-related.

  35. pat May 13th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Betsy

    Ever heard the saying, don’t believe your press clippings?

    If you delight in the goods, you have to accept the bad ones too. And with Lupica, trust me, if this was a good one, there will be bad ones.

  36. Joe from Long Island May 13th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I want to know who they use as weather forecasters.

  37. vin May 13th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    “I like Jose Molina, and know that he?s been an excellent defensive catcher his entire career, but his defense with the Yankees in 2009 was atrocious!”

    That’s why I wrote “2008.” His defense was one of the few positives that year. But I agree, he really fell far in 2009 – perhaps it was from playing too much the previous year.

  38. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    the bottom of this lineup looks like a below average NL team….yikes…1-6 is going to have to produce today….come on, Jetes !!! :-)

  39. Jay May 13th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Listening to Jody Mac… he is right- it is amazing how if Joba had a good ST or Hughes had a bad one, we may not have been able to see this Hughes this year as a starter. If Joba wasn’t as miserable as he was, we might not have seen this. We lucked out lol

  40. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks, Captain.

    Keep ‘em moving’, Brett the Jet.

  41. pat May 13th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    And with one swing, Jeter gets a reprieve from being DFAed by some. :wink:

  42. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    good start….let’s grab the lead early and get us some vintage CC today ! ;-)

  43. GeorgeInJax May 13th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I like the idea of Miranda/Thames DH platoon while Johnson is out.

    Hope Golson also makes the most of his opportunity. Golson is kind of like AJAX was last year needing more time to work on consistent hitting, I think he still needs another season at AAA, but he has tools (speed & glove) that can help us now.

  44. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I actually have some faith in Miranda.

  45. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Pat, Jeter did indeed save himself a DFA. What’s he ever done for the Yanks? ;-)

  46. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    And with one swing, Jeter gets a reprieve from being DFAed by some.

    Not. Saw 1 pitch. Grounded out. Happened to ground out just wide enough of SS that he got an infield hit. Still doesn’t evoke confidence.

  47. pat May 13th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Erin

    Lee refused to meet wih the media unless the guy who write the Griffey story left.

  48. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    LOL Seth Everett thinks the Yanks are going to treat Hughes like the Phillies treated Cole Hamels in 2008. Didn’t Hamels pitch over 200 innings? I can’t imagine the Yankees doing that…….even though Everett made a good point in that the Yankees are and will be in a dogfight and it’s hard to skip one of your best pitchers when every game counts.

  49. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    If that’s what Lee did, then I give him props.

    Good job standing up for his teammate!

  50. Yankee22 May 13th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Lee is a cheat in game one the entire bill of his cap was brown from pine tar that he happend to crap to “fix” is hat. I’m sure just about all pitchers use atleast a little pine tar but with his cap being red it was obvious

  51. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Gardner has to try to steal here. Runs may be at a premium and who knows if the rain comes soon.

  52. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    pat May 13th, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Erin

    Lee refused to meet wih the media unless the guy who write the Griffey story left.

    ***************************
    thanks, pat.

  53. jz May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Those American pro sports leagues are just too greedy. Unless you pay, you are not able to watch any games online.

    The system is broken.

  54. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    LGY,

    It gets better. Gardner is an “automatic out” to the same people who pine for Melky, who is hitting .200 in Atlanta.

    You can’t make up the lunacy some fans bring to Yankee Blogs.

  55. pat May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Jerkface

    Nitpicky. It looks just like a line drive to center in the boxscore. :wink:

  56. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Pat, as long as Phil doesn’t read the papers, it doesn’t matter, lol. I know about Lupica – that’s why I don’t read him. I thought the quote from Leyland was worth it in any case.

  57. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Erin,

    Lee is boycotting a reporter who reported that two players told him that Griffey was caught sleeping in the clubhouse.

    This reporter has covered the team for 28 years, and like a pro, did not reveal, when asked, the two players who gave him the information.

    So now the club, is “boycotting” the reporter Larry Larue, because the two players wouldn’t come forward.

    Griffey and Mike Sweeney, who apparently is leading the “boycott”, are basically stealing money from the team, because neither one should be on a major league roster. Two DH’s who can’t hit at replacement level.

    It’s ridiculous that a team with that has that many problems would focus on belittling a guy who has covered that team for almost 30 years.

  58. GeorgeInJax May 13th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Re:
    DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    the bottom of this lineup looks like a below average NL team….yikes…1-6 is going to have to produce today….come on, Jetes !!!
    ——————————————————
    The reason the team has such a good record to date is the production we’ve had from our bottom of the lineup. Our bench guys have been more than adequate.
    Alex & Tex are just now getting hot.
    Even with the injury situation the team is still better than most.

  59. m May 13th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    lol @ gardy. talk about making lemonade.

  60. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Nevermind, Gardner does not need to steal. For those at work, Verlander tried to pick off Gardner and threw the ball away. Gardner trotted into 2nd.

  61. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Brett the Jet’s capacity for distraction and disruption brings an errant throw. RBI single now please, Teixeira.

  62. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I am in Yankee Siberia.

    Did Jeter get a hit???
    Is our long National Crisis over???

  63. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Erin,

    Lee is boycotting a reporter who reported that two players told him that Griffey was caught sleeping in the clubhouse.

    *****************************
    thanks rconn.

    The whole thing sounds like a mess. LOL

  64. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Verlander is not entirely focused on the batter. Come on Sexy Texy, drive one outta here!!!!!!!

  65. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Nevermind, Gardner does not need to steal. For those at work, Verlander tried to pick off Gardner and threw the ball away. Gardner trotted into 2nd.

    *************************
    LOL :)

  66. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    BS! That was not a strike! That was in the other batter’s box.

  67. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    what kind of BS call was THAT ?
    WAY OFF THE PLATE !!!

  68. m May 13th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    So not a strike.

  69. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Hope CC gets that pitch. That wasn’t a strike.

  70. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Generous strike 3 call.

  71. jz May 13th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Erica, Yes and No

  72. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    BS strike 3 call on Tex. That pitch was no where close to a strike.

  73. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Arod takes a fastball right down the middle and then swings at a high fastball? Not a good at bat at all.

  74. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I think I’ll shut my mouth and leave the complaining about balls and strikes to Huuuughes all!

  75. Trevor May 13th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Yankees can’t lay off the high FB so far.

  76. jz May 13th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    No.3 and No.4 fail

  77. hardwired May 13th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    If Mariano can shave .04 off his career ERA, he’ll have the lowest since it became an official stat in 1912 (min 1,000 IP)

    the list:

    1. Eddie Cicotte 2.20

    2. Mariano Rivera 2.23

    3. Jim Scott 2.26

    4. Babe Ruth 2.28

  78. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Tex, Arod and Cano really have to wake up. The bottom of the lineup is going to be below average for another month or so. The guys at the top have to pull their weight.

  79. Pat M. May 13th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    The Blue will have a very active right arm today, as they want this game in the books

  80. hardwired May 13th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Quick tip to MLB umpires:

    the chalk line that outlines the batter’s box?

    yeah, that’s not in the strike zone.

  81. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    A-Rod needs to produce there….not a good job, obviously

  82. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    “The Blue will have a very active right arm today, as they want this game in the books”

    :lol:

    You got me with that one, Pat! You have quite a sense of humor. Im still laughing!

  83. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Wow, thats 6k’s for austin jackson. Wheres that stupid troll now?

  84. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Good K pitch, C.C. It was better than Verlander’s K pitch on Teixeira.

  85. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    And in completely unshocking fashion. Austin Jackson leads off the inning with a strike out.

  86. Cookiepuss May 13th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Hey Girardi why don’t you manage for once?

    Jeter leads off the game with a single. Where is the sac bunt, stolen base attempt by Jeter or Gardner, or hit and run? Against the Tigers’ ace? In a game which could be shortened by rain?

    This guy hasn’t had to manage all year save in the Vasquez games and Mitre game.
    Time he starts managing outside of those games starting with this one.

    STOP WAITING FOR THE HOMERUN LIKE TORRE DID IN HIS LATER YEARS AS YANKEE MANAGER, IT’S NOT COMING WITH VERLANDER!!!

  87. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Not that you need to see it to know, but the Teixeira AB:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

    Ortiz’s was farther outside, fwiw.

  88. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for the easy second out, JD.

  89. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Nice play by the big guy. CC said Damon your not getting on base with a bad bunt right back to me.

  90. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Nice quick inning!

    Nice play Arod!

  91. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Nice quick inning. Thanks, Detroit!

  92. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Johnny Damon forgot he was 36 and not still 26 trying to beat out a bunt.

  93. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    8-pitch first for The Big Guy; beautiful.

  94. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Wow. That was efficient. More of that:)

  95. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I like the word cookiepuss! I think Im going to start using that word to describe all my PBFs. Phil Hughes is my cookiepuss #32.

    :)

  96. Bob(the original) May 13th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Go eat a cookie and stop whining.

    Bunting in the first inning is one of the stupidest moves a manager can make.

  97. I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Hey Girardi why don’t you manage for once?

    Jeter leads off the game with a single. Where is the sac bunt, stolen base attempt by Jeter or Gardner, or hit and run? Against the Tigers’ ace? In a game which could be shortened by rain?

    This guy hasn’t had to manage all year save in the Vasquez games and Mitre game.
    Time he starts managing outside of those games starting with this one.

    STOP WAITING FOR THE HOMERUN LIKE TORRE DID IN HIS LATER YEARS AS YANKEE MANAGER, IT’S NOT COMING WITH VERLANDER!!!
    —————————————————
    Well they still got a man to second with one out (as a sac bunt would have done) and didn’t capitalize. Great analysis there.

  98. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Yes, Brooksbaseball was founded by a Red Sox fan, but that doesn’t skew the pitch f/x data.

  99. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Funny how the Austin Jackson trolls aren’t around in this series.

    All the HOF predictors nowhere to be found.

    I do hope the kid does well. However, the overblown predictions of stardom for him from some of the children is VERY premature.

    The holes in his swing are being found. How he adjusts will determine his fate.

  100. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    The Royals and whoever else the Tigers face everyday must be throiwng Jackosn fastballs right down the middle. Which is why he has so many hits. But we have seen in this series he will swing at anything high or low.

  101. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    SPOILER ALERT

    ^

    ^

    ^

    ^

    ^

    Cookiepuss does not seem to be a reliable poster for those trying to follow from work.

  102. CB May 13th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Pitchers continue to pitch Teixeira as he was in the playoffs and world series last year.

    It’s very clear what the book on Tex is and right now he’s not adjusting back, especially from the left hand side.

    Every pitcher throws him off speed stuff down and away over and over and over.

    When Justin Verlander is pitching off his change up to you in the first inning of a game you have a pretty good sense of what the scouting report around the league probably is.

    Verlander throws Tex a couple of change ups at 84-85 that fade down and away and with that sever upper cut swing Tex pulls off the pitch. He can’t cover down there right now.

    Then Verlander throws him a high fastball to change his eye level. And it was very obvious that Verlander was going to go back soft low and away. The only question was whether he’d go change or breaking ball.

    That pitch Tex struck out on was a ball. But Tex looked locked up on the pitch anyway.

    How pitchers are approaching Tex and how he’s reacting to them is something of a concern because Tex is having difficulty adjusting to what they are doing unless he’s getting pitches that are missing in location.

  103. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    This is going to be a close game. I love a good pitchers duel.

  104. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Atta boy, Jorge. Show your stuff, Miranda.

  105. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Cookiepuss #11 grounds out weakly to 1st.

    Cookiepuss #79 singles through the right side.

  106. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Cookiepuss does not seem to be a reliable poster for those trying to follow from work.

    ***************************
    Figured that one out already. ;)

  107. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    CB,

    Tex is a great hitter. How come is not making the adjustments. Isn’t Klong and tex watching his ab’s after the game?

  108. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Jorge with a hard hit single to the right side.

    Juan Miranda looks angry in the box. Hopefully he takes it out on the ball.

  109. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Cookiepuss is a yummy dessert

  110. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Erica

    Cookiepuss is a food?

  111. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Hanging curve but its not going anwhere since its 500 feet to CF.

  112. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Balls just die out there in center. 420

  113. CB May 13th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Today is one of those games where teams have to take advantage of mistakes pitchers make.

    Miranda just got one. Verlander hung a curve. He squared it up and hit it hard but this ball park and the weather just killed the ball.

  114. blake May 13th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    CB,
    I’m not able to watch the game but it is a good gameplan against tex to constantly change speeds on him because he is so reliant on his timing.

  115. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    420′ to center.

    why not just play in a meadow?

  116. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Miranda took two good swings off Verlander that AB.

  117. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I got my mom a cookiepuss for mothers day

  118. RayVT May 13th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    CB May 13th, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Hello CB! I understand the concern over Tex and even agree with your analysis. The part I see is a guy who isn’t confident on his pitch recognition right now. He looks awful, but that is the way a lot of power hitters look when they are slumping. The old adage, you are never as bad as you look when you lose or as good as when you win is true for hitters as well.

    I expect once he gets back to YS he will do fine.

  119. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Hey CB!

    Did you see my post regarding Tex?

  120. Mike May 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Cookiepuss is Trisha

  121. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Heck of a walk, Winn. Deliver like last night, Golson.

  122. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    What a great AB from Randy. He can be very valuable to this team with ABs like that. Fouling off pitches and drawing walks.

  123. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Come on Golson be the hero. Don’t pull a Pena.

  124. m May 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Great AB by Winn. Let’s go, Golson.

  125. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Winn came back from 0-2, fouled off a bunch of FB and worked a walk. Nice ab from Mr Winn.

  126. Billy D May 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    “Hey Girardi why don’t you manage for once?

    Jeter leads off the game with a single. Where is the sac bunt,”

    Gardner bunted foul on the 1st pitch after Jeter’s single.

  127. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Erica

    Cookiepuss is a food?
    ***********

    Yes. Its an ice cream cake.
    But I am drawing a blank on where its from. Either Friendlys or Carvel. I am going to blame my disease on my being unable to recall

  128. Trevor May 13th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Golston flinching is not a good sign. :lol:

  129. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    That’s his weakness the breaking ball

  130. Bronx Jeers May 13th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I read something yesterday about Gardner that I thought was pretty funny. Apparently during roll call, he turns around and flexes his muscles like a body builder in a self-deprecating way. Has anyone seen that?

    ——————————————————————————————————————
    M,

    Yes! It’s pretty funny too. He does it with his arms pointed down. Like Hanz & Franz in those old SNL skits.

  131. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    After that at bat Golson isn’t going to see a fastball today. Good luck with the curve for the rest of the game.

  132. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    didnt see THAT one comin, did we?

  133. m May 13th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    At least they made him work. Can’t stand it when they roll over.

    Let’s go, CC.

  134. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    No pop in that swing from Golson.

    Ground out to short after almost falling to his knees on 2 straight curveballs.

  135. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    at least we have him at 37 pitches after only 2 innings ( small victory )

  136. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Aww, nice try by Cookiepuss #289 Golson on that 0-2 pitch!

  137. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Cookiepuss is from Carvel.

  138. GeorgeInJax May 13th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Can’t see the game, but following on MLB Gameday.
    Verlander threw 3 curveballs to Golson, I guess the scouting on him if off speed pitches away

  139. CB May 13th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Benny-

    Tex has obviously been immensely successful and his approach has worked for him. Going back to the playoffs last year though, it’s just painful to watch.

    He doesn’t have great plate coverage and his bat doesn’t stay in the zone long at all. He’s very vulnerable to that pitch low and away do to his swing plane.

    But those are all mechanics that have worked for him in the past. Right now he’s not a balanced hitter however.

    Go back and take a look at the pitch Jorge hit as a LH hitter. Verlander threw Posada a terrific change up with fading action – same pitch he threw to Tex.

    Tex just pulled off the ball. Posada is able to adjust, keep his swing plane level and reach down to cover that part of the plate and hit the ball solid.

    Tex can’t reach that pitch very easily given his approach and swing.

    So pitchers keep throwing that ball there.

    Hopefully he snaps out of it. But the way he’s being pitched is exploiting a hole in his swing. That’s not easy to just “snap out of” because it’s May rather than April.

  140. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    “Golston flinching is not a good sign.”

    Golston being on the 25-man roster is not a good sign.

    Just like in poker, though, it’s not how you start, but how you finish.

    They’ll have as tight a 25-man roster as any team once October comes.

  141. five iron from fenway May 13th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    BTW – in his first start in Tampa since his promotion Stoneburner had a perfect game through five innings (including 6 ks). Gave up two runs in the sixth but a great start.

  142. m May 13th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    lol, Bronx Jeers.

    We’re here (clap, clap) to PUMP YOU UP!!

  143. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Cookiepuss is from Carvel.

    ***********

    Thank you for clearing that up. I hate when I can’t remember such important food matters

  144. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Nice pitch to Cabrera. CC looks good so far

  145. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks Erica and Phil!

    Im not sure I understand, Justin Verlander allowed one HR at the YS to sear into his memory?????

    Hey Justin, what about a popup HR over the Puke Green Monster?!

  146. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    FYI from Keith Law:

    After the 2008 season, it seemed like expectations on Phil Hughes were being tempered — maybe he wasn’t as good as the Yankees had predicted. This season (and last) he’s been the real deal. What’s his ceiling at this point? Thank you.
    Klaw
    (1:06 PM)

    Number 1 or 2 starter ceiling. He’s a different guy now – the addition of the cutter not only gives him another weapon but offsets the straight four-seamer; he seems to have benefited from the apprenticeship in the bullpen, which may be tied to his increased confidence and aggressiveness. I saw him several times prior to 2009 and he was primarily a two-pitch guy whose fastball didn’t move and who didn’t handle adversity well; now he’s a 3-4 pitch guy with the cutter to keep hitters from sitting on the four-seamer and who doesn’t seem so easily fazed. I’m not sure that the starter->reliever->starter thing was ever the Yanks’ plan, but it’s working out and I hope it encourages more teams to break in young starters as relievers.

    ***Well, Phil was hurt in 2008 and his stuff suffered terribly.

  147. m May 13th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    lol. Kim Jones is Phil’s lucky charm. ;)

  148. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    That pitch was the first mistake from CC

  149. MikeY May 13th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    CB is a moron. Tex is fine

  150. Psyluk May 13th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Brenna Boesch has killed the pitching in this series. Drill him in the ribs.

  151. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Beware of cougars, Phil!

  152. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Phil doesn’t have a straight four seamer when he’s healthy.

  153. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    As to Tex, he’s a very good hitter; haven’t pitchers adjusted to him in the past? Presumably he’s adjusted back………but not this year?

  154. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    MikeY,

    you just projected.

  155. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Where was that pitch???

  156. Bronx Jeers May 13th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Cookiepuss is from Carvel! Duh!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  157. Joe from Long Island May 13th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Tex has been in the majors for a while. I would think that last playoffs wasn’t the first time Tex has been pitched that way. I wonder why he isn’t adjusting.

  158. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Of course CC doesn’t get the same outside corner that Verlander has gotten.

  159. GeorgeInJax May 13th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    RE:
    five iron from fenway May 13th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    BTW – in his first start in Tampa since his promotion Stoneburner had a perfect game through five innings (including 6 ks). Gave up two runs in the sixth but a great start.
    ——————————————-
    Hector Noesi has 5 wins at Tampa now too. We are developing some good pitching.

  160. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    MikeY,

    your troll-fu is weak.

  161. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    that may be ballgame.

  162. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Phil, of course not – but Law was obviously not judging him in the Minor Leagues or his first couple of starts. The fact that he actually thinks Phil’s ceiling may be a #2 (yes, I know he said #1 or #2) is interesting I suppose…..

  163. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    What a joke. .157 average, a cheap ball 1, and then more bad luck.

  164. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Talk about lucky! Wow.

  165. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    That was pathetic. From a .150 hitter.

  166. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Great Insight CB! Thanks.

    Question, do you think alex changed his approach from last season? I know much was said about his knee lift as a timing mechanism. I thought Klong widened his stance to reduce the knee lift?? NO?

  167. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    One of the luckiest RBI singles you will ever see. Laird tries to check his swing, closes his eyes, and when he opens them the ball lands in RF.

  168. BRappy55 May 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Gerald Laird is a fat piece of garbage who has no business playing baseball

  169. Bad Scooter May 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    CC has to mow right through the bottom 4 hitters in this Detroit lineup.

  170. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    MikeY,

    CB forgot more baseball than you know.

    How about you entertain us today with your baseball musings.

    We could use a laugh this afternoon.

  171. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Cheapest run I’ve ever seen. Could be big. Gotta jump on Verlander soon, because once he gets rolling, he’s nigh untouchable.

  172. Keith Law May 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Why would any idiot read what I write?

  173. CB May 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Laird completely lucked into a hit but CC missed his spot on that pitch. That’s the only reason Laird was even able to get his bat on the ball.

    Just bad luck.

  174. redsox hater May 13th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    who the heck is this brennan bosch kid?!

  175. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Back to the top of the lineup hopefully they can get something going.

  176. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Boesch has cost us another run this series. Cant wait to see his (lack of) performance on Friday, Saturday, Sunday!

  177. Al May 13th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    CMON RAIN

  178. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    What would happen if a hitter (who’s been getting hosed on bad calls all day) came up to the plate w/a canoe paddle?

    I think it might be worth the ejection and guaranteed suspension as long as it doesn’t impact the game.

  179. BRappy55 May 13th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Verlander just needs to get shaken up a little bit….once he does, we can get some runs….I can see the Yanks winning this one 5-1

  180. CB May 13th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    What someone thinks of my posts doesn’t change the fact that Tex has a hole in his swing.

    No hitter is perfect. But when you see pitchers from around the league pitch a guy in the same spot and same pattern over and over it tells you something.

    When you see a guy like Verlander throwing Tex change ups in the first inning it tells you something.

    Tex is going to be fine. By the end of the season he’ll be close to the back of his baseball card.

    But right now he’s really struggling and how he’s pitching is having a real influence over those struggles.

    And that’s a problem given that the team needs him to pick them up with the injuries they’ve had.

  181. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Why was Derek swinging at that pitch?

    What is Kay talking about? That was not a nasty pitch. It never started in the strike zone, and never looked like a strike.

  182. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Another ground out to short :x

  183. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Jeter grounds weakly to SS. Jerkface takes note.

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  185. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    That was a very Cano like swing from Jeter. I wonder what the % is of times Jeter actually gets the ball out of the infield.

  186. Trance May 13th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    we had out shot vs verlander. Pitchers like him dominate after surviving trouble

  187. Irreverent Discourse May 13th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    CB – every pitcher pitches every power lefty that same exact way, this is not rocket science. They pitch right handed powert hitters low and away too…

  188. redsox hater May 13th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    yay jeter took more than 1 pitch!! he looks old at the plate and in the field!

  189. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Gardner swung at ball four!

  190. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I wouldn’t want to try to get around on Verlander’s fastball w/a canoe paddle, though. I’m looking to get thrown out of the game if it gets to that point.

  191. pat May 13th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    m

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!.....re=related

  192. MikeY May 13th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    A tad defensive SJ??? Regal us with your lack of knowledge again.

  193. UnKnown May 13th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Some good ab’s by gardner as of late.

  194. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Yanks have to continue to foul pitches off. His pitch count is really going up.

  195. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Borderline strike 1 to Gardner. Now Blue is using that right arm! Gardner forced to swing at pitch 3 because of previous cheapies.

    Another great AB from Gardner. This kid continues to impress.

  196. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    With the way that Gardner swings I would think it would be hard for him to get around on a 100 mph fastball.

  197. Jim May 13th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Why did we need Granderson?

  198. Joe from Long Island May 13th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Looks like they’re what they can against Verlander, ie, drive up his pitch count. He’s at 50 in the 3rd inning. Brett saw 8 there. Not a bad game plan against one of the best.

  199. CB May 13th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    “They pitch right handed powert hitters low and away too…”

    Like they do with Alex Rodriguez?

    Pitchers try to tie power hitters up all the time so they can’t get their arms extended.

    Obviously there’s only 4 zones to pitch to so even by random guessing there’s a 1 in 4 chance of being right.

    But there’s is a clear pattern to how Tex is pitched and that corresponds to a hole in Tex’s swing – a hole that most power hitters don’t have.

    Very few successful major league hitters have the kind of dramatic swing plane Mark Teixeira has.

  200. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Ump must have checked the weather report and was encouraged.

    Actually calls 2 pitches in the other batters box to Tex balls and he walks.

  201. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    why did we need granderson? because of thames/winn.

  202. m May 13th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    pat,

    That link is broken and it won’t paste into the address bar.

  203. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Gardner swung at ball four!

    —–

    He has to. The umps would have called it a strike against him.

  204. John FL May 13th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Another day and another sj44 fight. Get rid of this guy

  205. redsox hater May 13th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    bat gardner leadoff!!! he takes pitches he dosnt strike out and has so much speed he messes with pitchers heads!

  206. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Swings at the first pitch unnecessarily.

    We were driving up his pitch count.

  207. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Why is alex swinging at the first pitch? *folds arms*

  208. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    wow. after he walks a batter, swinging first pitch. at least he could have ran the pitch count.

  209. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    gotta love what A-Rod is doing for us today, huh ?

  210. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    is it me or does arod seem incapable of hitting the inside fastball now?

  211. Bad Scooter May 13th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Teams are pounding Alex inside all day long. He has to adjust..and will.

  212. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Why are people attacking one another again? Why are people attacking CB and SJ??

    We’re all fans of the same team, excluding the Faux Red Sox fans posing as Yankee fans!

    Like Mike WV.

  213. z May 13th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    It’ll never happen in our lifetimes, but I think they should put a hologram of the strike zone over home plate. I mean literally, so that it’s visible to all.

    It might be distracting at first, but what the hell? It’s better than the arbitrariness that we’re witnessing these days.

    Games turn on these calls, and there seems to be no repercussions for the habitually bad umps.

  214. qiantom May 13th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I believe Arod and Jeter both go through such slumps every year when they cannot hit fastballs inside but they always manage to work out of it.

  215. blake May 13th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    CB is 100% correct regarding Teixera.

  216. Gardner leadoff May 13th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    It’s time

  217. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Nice DP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  218. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    The .150 hitters for the Tigers are getting lucky in this game so far. Nice DP.

  219. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Hahaha. DP.

  220. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Erased! I must say, Austin looks great!

  221. five iron from fenway May 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    CB – how much of Tex’s swing is timing?
    I mean you look at Cano who did not hit one ball softly for an entire month and now is in a bit of a slump. Is Tex’s timing off and with the complexity of the swing has to be perfect for him to look good at the plate.
    When Tex is locked in, and go for an extended period of time crushing balls, is that because:
    a. the swing is different
    b. the hole in the swing is no longer there
    c. his timing is perfect
    d. other

  222. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    cc is looking economical today. lets score so he can get the W.

  223. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Austin Jackson grounds into a DP.

    May be downgraded to a 2nd ballot HOF now instead of first ballot.

  224. nature boy May 13th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    miranda wearing 53… thought melkman was at first

  225. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Austin Jackson looks great !

  226. finn May 13th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Who thinks this minor league lineup will beat verlander?

  227. Jim May 13th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Can anybody name the player who wore #46 when Andy was on his hiatus back home?

  228. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    CC must have been listening to the poster here that said he should pitch quick today because of the possibility of a rain-shortened game.

  229. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    There was a time on ESPN, when Michael Kim (a Cardinals fan), said the best left side of the infield in all of baseball was Scott Rolen and Edgar Renteria.

    :lol:

  230. pat May 13th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    “Why is alex swinging at the first pitch? *folds arms*”

    Because Michelle complained about him watching strikes go by in the last AB. :wink:

  231. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    mike myers

  232. Irreverent Discourse May 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    CB – a-rod strikes out on low and away pitches, you tie them up inside to change their eye level and timing, so that they miss the low and away pitch.

    like, pitching 101.

  233. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Jim

    Donovan ?

  234. z May 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Can anybody name the player who wore #46 when Andy was on his hiatus back home?

    ——————————-

    Donovan Osborne.

    Who could forget?

    His impact will be felt forever.

  235. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    CC at 28 pitches through 3.

  236. nature boy May 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Jim May 13th, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Can anybody name the player who wore #46 when Andy was on his hiatus back home?

    allan embree and jose veras both wore it

  237. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Two 1st pitch outs in a row!

    I dont understand. We were driving up his pitch count.

  238. Giambisgoldenthong May 13th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I am happy Austin Jackson is struggling against us but it seems that there is some negative backlash building against him. The kid was traded, he didn’t quit on the yanks. He has started of hot and I am not sure how much he can keep it up with the high strike out rate and lack of power. I do hope he does well because he seems like a good kid.

  239. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Good job working the count, Cano.

  240. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    again with these first pitch outs. TAKE A PITCH OR TWO

  241. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    2nd pitch out.

    This is a joke.

  242. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    2 hitters, 2 pitches, 2 outs. They need to work him. Either they are scared of the curve so they are swinging early or just not confident at the plate right now. Or both.

  243. Jim May 13th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Osborne yes. I believe Aarron Guiele wore it too. John Sterling remarked Guiele rounds the bases with a smile after he hit one out, years ago.

  244. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Posada with another hard hit ball but right to 2nd. He is looking good at the plate.

  245. Eli May 13th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I’d rather hear CB than SJ. Nicer guy. Smarter

  246. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    pat May 13th, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    “Why is alex swinging at the first pitch? *folds arms*”

    Because Michelle complained about him watching strikes go by in the last AB.

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

    LMAO! :)

  247. pat May 13th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    m

    I’ll try again

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!.....re=related

    If not go to youtube and search “Yankee’s Home Opener Roll Call 4-13-2010″

    It has close ups of the players responding to the roll call.

  248. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I know Nick Johnson and Swisher are occasional whipping boys on this blog, but a game like this is where their patience in the lineup is sorely missed.

    Outside of Winn, the rest of the team is just in hack mode right now, on a day, when it appears that Verlander doesn’t have his best stuff.

  249. finn May 13th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    This team needs to catch a flight

  250. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I’m not going anywhere? The trolls? That’s a different story.

    Nice AB by Miranda.

  251. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Miranda with such a angry face in the box, Verlander is afraid to throw strikes and walks him on 4 pitches.

  252. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    im thinking the yankees hitters want to tie it up in case of the rain, but that shouldnt be an issue when losing before the 5th.

  253. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    so to Hale with working the count now, right Cano and Posada ?

    Seriously… 3 pitches to the 2 of them ???????????

  254. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    finn
    Yeah this is really a minor league lineup with guys like Jeter, Cano, Tex, A-rod, and Posada in it.

  255. z May 13th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    dead spots in today’s lineup.

    Basically, an afternoon of Verlander pitching around guys.

  256. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    We need to get verlander outta here before it rains.

  257. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    They cant possibly end a game early with a 1-0 score?

  258. m May 13th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    pat,

    the search worked. only watched the outfield, but they were all great.

  259. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    If those 3 batters actually took pitches they could of had Verlander close to 80 pitches after this inning.

  260. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I don’t think people are hating on Austin Jackson. I think some posters are getting tired of hearing how great he is like he is a Hall of Famer. The trolls and the bandwagon Yankee fans.

  261. Giambisgoldenthong May 13th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    nice ab by winn so far

  262. UnKnown May 13th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Made him throw a few this inning anyways.

  263. Giambisgoldenthong May 13th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    ahh jinxed him

  264. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    9 pitch ab to Winn. Fouled off a lot of pitches but struck out on 3-2.

  265. DVAB May 13th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    even with that as a K…9 pitches helps us…..CANO and POSADA…did you see that ?????????????

  266. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Nice at bat by Winn .Verlander now at 72 pitches through four.

  267. m May 13th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Different result, but another good effort by Winn there.

  268. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    That’s a nice AB from swing. And that strikeout pitch was nasty. It looked like a strike the whole way.

    I dont understand most of our team just swinging at 1st pitches.

    I could understand if we were successful doing it.

    But seriously, how often do our guys get 1st pitch hits, aside from Jeter?

  269. Eric K May 13th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    this team makes me completely sick…like they don’t want to be there. i’ll admit, their schedule is totally unfair and they’re CONSTANTLY on the road, but take some pitches and get this guy out of here. these games in detroit have been dreadful to watch. When is Alex going to actually DO SOMETHING?

  270. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Verlander at 72 pitches!

  271. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Oops, Nice AB from Winn.

  272. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Just started watching, how’s the UP looking so far?

  273. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Unfortunately, Leyland routinely pushes Verlander to 120 pitches, so they are going to have to put some runs on the board regardless of his pitch count.

  274. it's true May 13th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Is this what a ‘younger, more-athletic’ lineup looks like?

    I’ll take the old fossils that produced last year.

  275. MikeY May 13th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Don’t worry everyone. I’m sure we’ll get an SJ44 post about how we need to trade Cano now that he swung at the first pitch.

  276. austinmac May 13th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I do miss the deep line-up. Someone is going to have to hit one out.

  277. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    MikeY

    Are you the same guy as Mike WV who comes on here solely to attack people?

  278. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Not good enough today, CC.

  279. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Dammit! That was a great hit!

  280. I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Is this what a ‘younger, more-athletic’ lineup looks like?

    I’ll take the old fossils that produced last year.

    ———————————
    It’s what an injured, AAA back end up the lineup looks like. Smart guy you are.

  281. Eric K May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    game over.

  282. Giambisgoldenthong May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Miggy is a beast, damn!

  283. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Cue the trolls and crybabies in 3…2…1…

  284. YankFanCA May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Someone had better step up offensively. Their only output this series has come against a scrub reliever. Detroit’s starting pitching is really quite mediocre, though you wouldn’t know it this week.

  285. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Oh Well !

  286. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    With the way the Yanks lineup looks today…2 runs might be too many for them.

  287. Dylan May 13th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    The Yankees don’t play as well when Cervelli isn’t in the lineup…

  288. UnKnown May 13th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Can we brush this rook off the plate once. He is way too comfy up there.

  289. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Yeah the Tigers pitching is really bad. That are facing Justin Verlander you idiots !

  290. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    yikes

  291. Giambisgoldenthong May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Hanger it seemed

  292. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    try to preserve the quality start, CC.

  293. UnKnown May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    See, what the hell knock him down once.

  294. BRappy55 May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Say goodnight…we suck, embarrassing output this whole series sans Hughes

  295. pat May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t know who this Boesch guy is but after this week, I don’t like him.

  296. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Wow, are you serious? I’m tired of this hitter named busche..whatever his name is.

  297. YankFanCA May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Goodnight Irene

  298. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    All 3 runs scored were on pitches right down the middle. CC really missed his spots.

  299. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    OK!

    Now Im angry!

    I am fuming!

    My blood is boiling!

    This Boesch wont even record one hit or walk against the Red Sox in his career. He’ll be lucky to get a HBP.

  300. Trevor May 13th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Yankees might want to check their scouting report on Boech. The way their pitching him is not working.

  301. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    For those following from work. May as well quit now.

    Apparently the game is over in the 4th inning.

  302. YankFanCA May 13th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Hey Jeremy, look at their staff in total, genius. This isn’t a top-tier rotation.

  303. z May 13th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I miss those minutes when we thought this game was going to be rained out.

    lol.

    Cabrera sure seemed pleased w/himself, giving that look like “this is too easy”.

  304. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    This sick bum Kay keeps calling him Brendan.

  305. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Yeesh. Ugly, ugly series. Just gotta hope Verlander makes a couple mistakes, but that’s not looking all that likely right now. The way he’s pitching, 3-0 might as well be 8-0. I honestly hope that if we aren’t going to score, we give up at least one more run, because if I have to look at Valverde dance on the mound again, so help he God…

  306. Eric K May 13th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    no one on this team steps up….they just keep going through the motions. sometimes, that has to get put on the manager for not motivating his team. girardi just sits there and looks like a moron with his braces.

  307. BRappy55 May 13th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    3 out of 4 to Detroit is awful…they’re a tier 2 ballclub..yeah they have some talent, but they can’t do crap longterm….this has been pitiful, really only exceptions this series have been Joba, Phil, and Vasquez (believe it or not)

  308. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I’m hoping the game is tight so we can face valverde and knock his butt off the mound!

  309. Dylan May 13th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Cervelli calls a much better game. Posada needs to be moved to DH. Cervelli is a much better catcher right now. The only thing that Posada has on Cervelli is home run power.

  310. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Tough break on not getting a rainout today with the team scuffling a bit offensively.

    Will be good for the team to get back home tomorrow.

  311. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    YankFanCA
    So what ! The Yankees faced the Rangers at the stadium and they had one of the best staff ERA an the Yankees beat all of their pitchers. Going based on a small sample size when the season is only over a month old is not wise.

  312. Giambisgoldenthong May 13th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Eric K,

    With such a unmotivated team that has no one stepping up, how did they attain that 22-11 record?

  313. Eric K May 13th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    yea…i can’t wait to play the twins, who have a fantastic record and hitters who actually care at the plate, not a bunch or minor leaguers and a leadoff guy that’s in a hurry to go out and party.

  314. Hal May 13th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    how is it not raining there when weather . com is showing a big green blob over detroit ?

  315. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    “The only thing that Posada has on Cervelli is home run power.”

    And being a much better all-around hitter. You forgot that.

  316. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I guess Posada called for CC to hang a curveball.

    What happened to Cervelli’s gamecalling when the Red Sox crushed Burnett the other day?

  317. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    How old are you Eric? 10? 12?

    No one on this team steps up?

    How then do they have the second best record in baseball?

    And you, baseball savant you are, is on the manager? lol

    That’s comedy at its finest.

    Have mommy bake you some cookies and go away. You have no idea what you are talking about.

    We will have 100 children on here whining today. We don’t need another.

  318. Psyluk May 13th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I know this means nothing, but the Yankees have lost every single game that Posada has played in since he returned.

  319. Dylan May 13th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Oh come on! Like we really need another injury…

  320. pat May 13th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Elbow- ouch!

  321. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Ugh, this never helps Jete. We better hit one of them.

  322. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    MOTHER EFFING MOTHER EFFERS!!!!!!!!!!

    These pieces of carcillo dont care about injuring our players!

    Damn it!

  323. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I hope Jeter isn’t hurt we don’t need that plus I don’t want to see Pena.

  324. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Based on the trolls and bandwagon fans you would think that the Yankees have lost every series. If they lose this series so what ! This place is really going down hill. Too many trolls and bandwagon fans.

  325. TheStraw May 13th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Where’s that bubble wrap when you need it?

  326. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Verlander checked to make sure Jeter was ok at first. No Josh Beckett smirk.

  327. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Too bad the ball didn’t go a little bit further down the line otherwise Gardner would of been safe.

  328. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Oh my. He waved his glove to say I didnt mean it. As if that takes away the damage. The Tigers sorted their rotation last week to have Verlander face us today, when they could have just had them face the Sox on Friday.

    JOKE!

  329. NYY626 May 13th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Crap, was jeter hit hard or no big deal?

  330. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    NYY626 May 13th, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    Crap, was jeter hit hard or no big deal?

    ************************
    Doesn’t appear to be a big deal:

    Ledger_Yankees Appeared to get Jeter on the left arm; waved the trainer off quickly.

    Ledger_Yankees looked like the funny bone.

  331. it's true May 13th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    like Pavlov’s dogs, people can’t wait to just jump on anyone who posts an opinion that is somehow contrary to their own (or, Lord forbid, ‘negative’).

    so many Sergeants at Arms.

    how about, everyone is entitled to their own point of view?

  332. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Eric K
    You just won the award for the most idiotic person on the planet.

    Check out the Twins record against the Yankees you fool. The Yankees have owned the Twins so Shut your mouth !

  333. Dylan May 13th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    The Yankees are 9-1 in games which Posada hasn’t played… Is that really a coincidence? Cervelli is a better catcher. Posada is a better hitter. Cervelli should be our starting catcher, and Posada should be our every day DH. Problem solved.

  334. Eric K May 13th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    There he is…Mark Teixeira.

  335. BRappy55 May 13th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    This is one of those frustrating games to watch, quick innings, nothing doing, zero offense

  336. m May 13th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    What a frustrating game. :mad:

  337. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Damon and Matsui get the last laugh as their teams take series from the Yankees.

  338. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Apparently, Joel Zumaya was the one that suggested everyone on the Tigers get mohawks. Jose Valverde refused to join in.

    Heaven forbid he not look like a ridiculous jerk while on the field.

    Oh, wait…

  339. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    looks like the yanks are mailing it in again. they’ve been doing that since the last game in boston

  340. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Great logic to you. Too bad it makes little sense.

    Hard for me to understand how it’s Posada’s fault they are losing today.

    But, logic always escapes the game threads when the Yankees are losing.

  341. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    more bad luck. gardner had a hit on that, but it just didnt roll the extra foot it needed to.

  342. Tyler May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    CR9- Stop with your stupid little conspiracy garbage. Teams don’t save people for the Yanks or play any harder than they do for the Sox.. Its one stupid series with a Yanks team that is hurting right now. They are still 10 games over even if they can’t get back here. Go watch your other bandwagon teams.

  343. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    it’s true
    It’s not opinion it’s ignorance. They act like this team is so bad but the record says otherwise. At least complain when the team is in serious trouble.

  344. pat May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    “Crap, was jeter hit hard or no big deal?”

    Hard enough. Was still flexing his hand so it must have hit the nerve and made his hand go numb.

  345. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Tough game for C.C. He basically has to be perfect today, because the offense just isn’t there.

  346. Giambisgoldenthong May 13th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Dylan,

    You are trying to prove causation through correlation. CC hung pitches in the middle of the plate today, What is Posada suppose to do? Cervelli was catching when AJ gets torched in Fenway. I am not saying Posada is a better defensive catcher. I just don’t think Posada is causing all the losses for the Yanks by himself.

  347. z May 13th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I think Jeter’s batting gloves contain a bulls-eye that only hard-throwing pitchers can see.

  348. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Look at that lineup. Where did you think the offense would come from?

  349. YankFanCA May 13th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    CR9 believes everything is related to luck. What a joke.

  350. Tim May 13th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Time for a comeback . It ain’t over. Was it over when the Germans bombed pearl harbor ?

  351. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    YankeesWFAN 95 on the arm can’t feel good. Jeter will tell us he’s fine. Always reminds me of the Black Knight from Holy Grail. “Just a flesh wound!”

    :lol:

  352. Cookiepuss May 13th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Ya see. If Girardi had Gardner try to sac bunt a little harder than one attempt on the first pitch, maybe Jeter would’ve been at second with no outs (bunt single, men on 1B and 2B which sets up a double-steal possibility) or one out (Jeter on 2B or Gardner after a fielder’s choice with a chance for Gardner to make up for hitting into one with a steal of 2B), and it’s at least 3-1 not 3-0, but we’ll never know. If Gardner got on with a bunt single, the Tigers would be frozen if Teixiera laid down a sac bunt much like Seattle was when David Justice laid one down against them in the 2000 postseason. When you lead off the game with a baserunner vs. Verlander, one of the top starting pitchers in the game, you build a run, simple as that. You don’t sit and wait for the homerun.

    The Yanks must clean house i.e. get rid of Winn, Thames, and Golson when Granderson returns. They need one solid #4 OF to complement Cervelli, Pena, and Miranda on the bench.
    Winn has exactly ONE big hit through 34 games, he looks old, slow, and outmatched at the plate. Thames sucks so bad Girardi is starting Winn and Miranda just to keep him out of the lineup. Golson looks like a guy who has only one career hit in M.L.B. They SUCK!

  353. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Tyler

    :lol:

    They sorted their rotation specifically to face us today. That’s not conspiracy. That’s just FACTS!

    Nice try anyway!

  354. Keith Law May 13th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    It’s a 3 run deficit against one of the best pitchers in baseball.

    How hard is it for some of you people to understand that no team in the history of baseball goes through an entire season without having a few losing slumps?

  355. JM May 13th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    The offense is scuffling a bit. Very frustrating to watch.

  356. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Donnie – Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O’Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    Apparently, Joel Zumaya was the one that suggested everyone on the Tigers get mohawks. Jose Valverde refused to join in.

    Heaven forbid he not look like a ridiculous jerk while on the field.

    Oh, wait?
    **********

    :lol:

  357. z May 13th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Coming into this series, I saw Detroit’s first lineup and thought, “Boesch? Who the hell is that? Well, there’s an easy out.”

    Like far too often, I was wrong, wrong, wrong.

  358. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    YankFanCA

    Baseball is a “game of inches.” Ever heard that? That means baseball has a lot to do with luck!

  359. Dallas Braden May 13th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Bats are ICE COLD… Hurry Back Curtis and Nick…… The 6 runs int the 8th were junk runs last night…..

  360. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Girardi should be mad at Cashman for not giving him a team he can win with.

  361. ZZ May 13th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    true, lay down the law Keith !

  362. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I had to run out to the supermarket. John & Suzyn were talking about Boesch. Said Leyland loves – he’s see the ball, hit the ball guy with power. Loves him.

  363. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Austin 2-15 in this series with 6k’s

  364. z May 13th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Success for Jackson.

    He made contact.

  365. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    While the game may be a lost cause, C.C. looks like he will go the distance today and once again save the bullpen.

  366. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Good grief, CR9, why wouldn’t they want Verlander to face the better team?

    It really does get very, very old.

  367. YankFanCA May 13th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    You’re ridiculous with “oh, more bad luck”. You haven’t played much sports in your life I take it. There’s an element of luck in most things, but you apparently don’t believe people create their own destinies.

  368. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Cashman wanted to save money on the LF position. Remember he told Boras he only had $2mill to spend on LF ! Unbelievable.

  369. Pat M. May 13th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Hey folks, This is the Big Leagues, just about every team will win 5 in a row & just about every team will lose 5 in a row……..That’s baseball, and that’s just the way it is and that’s the way it’ll always be……Once you understand this you just might enjoy the season……Man this is just crazy here

  370. Dylan May 13th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Giambisgoldenthong,

    I’m not trying to blame Posada for the losses. Obviously they aren’t all his fault. The fact remains though that the Yankees play better baseball with Cervelli behind the plate. He catches a great game and is hitting .400. Obviously he numbers will drop, but even if he hits around 280, I still like him behind the plate more than Posada. Plus, the Yankees could still keep Posada’s bat in the lineup. I would rather start Cervelli + Posada than Posada + Johnson/Thames. I don’t have a problem with Posada. He is a great Yankee and one of the best offensive catchers in baseball. I just really like Cervelli.

  371. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Baseball is a “game of inches.” Ever heard that? That means baseball has a lot to do with luck!

    Football is a game of inches.

  372. it's true May 13th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Verlander looked shocked.

    SHOCKED.

    Yeah, right. He knew exactly what he was doing.

    The mock concern was a nice touch.

  373. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Nick in SF-

    Don’t you know that the rest of MLB exists solely to conspire against the Yankees? Really, its one team vs 29. Get with it :roll:

  374. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Just perplexing at bats today by the big hitters in the lineup.

  375. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Actually, teams DO arrange their pitching rotations to face the Yankees, and teams DO get amped to play the Yankees. Which is a lot different than saying they lie down for other teams – they don’t. They just get up for the Yankees.

  376. Mike WV May 13th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Hey CR&P9,

    A fellow LoHud blogger emailed that you were asking about me. Busy with work, but can spare a few minutes here checking out your brillance.

    With all you free time, you must be a gub’r”ment slacker.

    MikeY is not me – He’s probably just someone posting his thoughts; it is OK with you that he is allowed to do that.

    I do not attack people, I respond to their comments – you know like on an open blog, sort of like venting as you are doing referencing me without me even being on the blog. Haven’t been reading the blog lately. If you continue to have Mike WV withdrawals, I will come back to be with you.

    Glad to see I am in your head – as usual your language is just so classy.

    Still acting as the jerkette’s parrot?

  377. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Screw today’s game, I’m gonna go get some.

  378. z May 13th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Love is a game of inches.

    (That’s why I’m happily married.)

    /rim shot.

  379. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Pat M. May 13th, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Hey folks, This is the Big Leagues, just about every team will win 5 in a row & just about every team will lose 5 in a row??..That?s baseball, and that?s just the way it is and that?s the way it?ll always be??Once you understand this you just might enjoy the season??Man this is just crazy here
    *************

    I agree Pat M.

    It used to only suck in here when the Yankees are losing a game. The last few weeks people manage to complain about the wins too. Not enjoying posting here at all as much as I used to

  380. Bob(the original) May 13th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Pat M……………………… wow there is intelligent life in here today

  381. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I hate watching Cano when he is struggling. He just swings to make contact and doesn’t have that good confidence like he knows what he wants to do at the plate.

  382. YankFanCA May 13th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Nice one, z.

  383. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Nice hitting by posada!

  384. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Posada is the only person who looks good today. Too bad there are 2 outs.

  385. Bad Scooter May 13th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Dear Arod – Teams are pounding you on the hands with hard stuff over and over and over and over. Please make some sort of adjustment.

    Thanks

  386. m May 13th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Finally! And amazingly Austin Jackson didn’t get to it. :)

  387. pat May 13th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Pat M

    Making too much sense gets you attacked here lately.

  388. Bob(the original) May 13th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Bench Posada…….play Cervellii everyday!

  389. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Its not that people are amped for the Yankees per se-

    A game against the Yankees means coverage on ESPN and face time on Sportscenter and Baseball Tonight. You can bet your dinner that a player like Boech (or whatever his name is) will take National attention when he can get it.

  390. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I’m just going to keep having faith; these guys are not robots, they’re human. You have to believe they’ll come around…….the only other choice is to give up on the season.

  391. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    that’s right. hurry and swing that bat. you don’t want to get wet when the rain comes and make sure to get on that flight back to ny before the delay at the airport. pathetic. offense’s been over matched first by some guy named brad thomas and then yesterday by a 6+ era porcello and 5+ era bonderman. most overrated offense in baseball

  392. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Brandon’s Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Screw today?s game, I?m gonna go get some.

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

    Some…….. what??? Lunch????

  393. JM May 13th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Exactly, Pat M. Doesn’t anyone remember last year, when the Yankees dropped a series to the Nationals, of all teams, went 0-8 against the Red Sox to start and went 0-3 in Anaheim right before the All-Star break? Still, last year seemed to turn out pretty well.

    The Yanks are just scuffling at the moment. They are tired from being on the road and have a bunch of injuries. They will come out of it and go on a tear again.

  394. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    wow. minus the 9th inning yesterday, the yankees have seemingly sleepwalked through the entire series.

  395. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Yeah it’s Cashman’s fault for not giving a big time contract to old man Damon. Some of these posters are just stupid.

  396. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Nick

    I never said there was anything wrong with it. Teams do it all the time. The Yankees and Red Sox arrange their rotations to face each other all the time. Javier Vazquez just got skipped so as not to face the Sox in Fenway.

    I wasnt claiming any conspiracy. I was just informing as to what happened.

  397. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Blech. Worst part of that inning? Verlander is only at 98. He’ll pitch the 7th, Zumaya will pitch the 8th, and My Least Favorite Human Being on Earth will pitch the 9th. Lovely.

  398. CB May 13th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Posada has had tremendous swings off of Verlander today. By far the best on the team.

    He has terrific plate coverage. That first hit he went down and reached a change up low and away. And right there he goes down to reach a good fastball and ropes it to deep center.

    He’s the only one who’s squared the ball up well today.

  399. Giambisgoldenthong May 13th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Dylan,

    I like Cervelli too. Posada is just a lot better hitter. By a wide margin better. Cervelli has hit to start the season and that only helps the team. I just don’t think we are losing because of Posada being behind the plate. We can’t really have them in the lineup at the same time too much unless we call up a third catcher.

  400. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Cash must be going after Crawford if he doesn’t want to spend money on LF.

  401. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    at least we have 3 hits.

  402. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Mike WV or MikeY

    :lol:

    I always do enjoy you coming around attacking people for no reason! It lets me know that you are a Red Sox fan! And I enjoy laughing at Red Sox fans on the blog.

  403. Trevor May 13th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    They’ve had some quick ABs in this series. Unusual.

  404. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Kay slanders Gypsies. :(

  405. Joe I. May 13th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    CR9,
    Verlander pitched on 5 days rest last time because there was a day off. If he pitched on regular rest he would have pitched Friday (which was eventually rained out after 4 innings) and then yesterday. So, he wouldn’t have missed the Yankees. As a matter of fact, they almost did the Yankees a favor by having him pitch today, if the game had been rained out. Get your facts straight.

  406. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    You can tell who the trolls and bandwagon fans(idiots) are because you never see them around here all the time. They just come out at certain times.

  407. mick May 13th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Football mentality Alert….Football Mentality Alert….

    Fairweather fans please note your football season begins in just a few months.

    Take your short attention spans elsewhere.

    Thank You,

    The Mgmnt.

  408. m May 13th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Kay hates Gypsies.

  409. z May 13th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I’m going to take a nap.

    Someone wake me up in October.

  410. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Look at that. The old man got a single. What has Winn done this game or this season for that matter?

  411. austinmac May 13th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    That’s smart to blame Posada for the game. He has two or their three hits. On the home run by Boesch he was tapping his glove on the ground to try to get CC to bounce it. He didn’t get it there.

    The problem lately is lack of offense. Today, they are missing Granderson, Swisher and Johnson. The other stalwarts have not picked it up. There is no answer but to keep perservering.

  412. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    YES! WE WON’T HAVE TO SEE VALVERDE! HALLELUJAH!

  413. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    This game is over ! I can’t wait till they come back to New York.

  414. Benny Blanco May 13th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    well..

  415. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Time to pack it up and try again tomorrow.

  416. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I just found out about this blog. That makes me a bandwagon fan and idiot? What is a troll?

  417. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Joe

    I was told that by someone else. I dont look at schedules or pitching matchups during a season (superstition).

  418. m May 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    The Boesch kid doesn’t bother me. But I really don’t like Miguel Cabrera.

  419. mick May 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Of our 34 games, 12 have been at home.
    We have had 2 home stands.
    Our team suffers new injuries every day.
    When we were healthy and whole we were the best team in baseball.

    Get with the program.

  420. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Yeah this game is over. The offense is dead and CC is getting shelled. Injuries have finally caught up to this team, the offense has been mostly horrible for these 4 games.

  421. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Not a good game for CC today. And not a good game for the offense.

    Really can’t wait until they get back to Yankee Stadium. These guys have to be beat – between the injuries and the travel. No excuse, just fact.

    Still, 3 more innings to get 5 or 6 runs. It’s not impossible. Improbable, sure, but not impossible.

  422. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    A typical troll:

    Look at CC that fat piece of crap. Some ace he is !

    Stop thinking about onion rings and be an Ace !!!

  423. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Am I the only one who really hates Miguel Cabrera and his clown hair? Seriously, get 5 different colored dye, put stripes in his hair, and get him a teeny tiny car to drive around in.

  424. jz May 13th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    5-0? CC is allowed to have a bad game like this.

    But Yanks’ offense still SUCKS.

  425. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    We can still come back!

    This game is not over!

  426. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    If Miranda doesn’t hit well at DH then their best lineup is Posada DH and Cervelli catching. They should call up a 3rd catcher. With all of the injuries they don’t have any other options. A bottom of the lineup of Golson, Winn, Thames is absolutely dreadful.

  427. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Well, not exactly a good game for CC……….

  428. CB May 13th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Look – Posada made CC miss his spot to Cabrera again.

    You miss you’re spot to this guy – especially right now – he’s going to destroy the pitch.

    Cabrera is just about as good a hitter any non-Pujols player to play the game over the past 30 years.

    He’s just got a great swing, keeps his hands back, recognizes pitches well and has a relatively level swing plane. Great plate coverage and balance.

    Very similar hitter to alex. Gets less back spin on the ball so he hits for less power but is probably better at handling balls inside and keeping his swing short.

  429. Bryan May 13th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Nice pitching display against a pathetic baseball team

  430. TheStraw May 13th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    For fans of a team whose legendary icon is Yogi Berra, most of the people on this board give up pretty easily.

  431. mick May 13th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Good pitching always prevails.
    Verlander is not a walk in the park.
    Don’t care who’s playin, when he’s on fuggetaboutit.

    Rather get him out of the way now then face him for a makeup with something on the line.

  432. mick May 13th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    # TheStraw May 13th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    For fans of a team whose legendary icon is Yogi Berra, most of the people on this board give up pretty easily.
    ===================
    Not the real fans.

  433. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I’ll be glad to get home and so will the Yankees, but home cooking won’t necessarily be the answer for their offensive woes. It will help, but the injuries are still the injuries. The replacements are not going to do much, so we’re going to have to ride it out until the big guns get back on a roll again (or go on one for the first time in the case of some).

  434. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I haven’t said a word against CC. He’s our Ace. He stinks today but every pitcher has a bad game or two.

  435. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    “I never said there was anything wrong with it.”

    But I am saying there is something wrong with a lot of your posts here. That doesn’t mean you need to stop or alter your style on iota, but you should know that some other people think you’re making this comment section worse — and you don’t have to, I think you’re pretty intelligent and have some interesting insights when you knock off the crap.

    And attacking another commenter (calling a Yankee fan a Red Sox fan is an attack) because you don’t like what they say about someone else’s comments — which you describe as ‘attacking’ — is pretty lame too.

  436. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I’m not calling everyone a bandwagon fan or troll. But you can tell the regulars from the trolls and bandwagon fans.

  437. Trevor May 13th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I can only remember 2 starts this year where CC has looked sharp: The rain shorten game against Texas and the almost no hitter in Tampa. His other starts he’s gutting through it.

  438. CB May 13th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    “Injuries have finally caught up to this team, the offense has been mostly horrible for these 4 games.”

    This series has really been the first one where we’ve seen the team unable to absorb the injuries.

    Losing Swisher for today just wasn’t something they could afford, especially against Verlander. Golson looks completely over matched at the plate and it’s pretty tough on Miranda to make his debut today.

    The only way they are going to beat plus pitchers now is for Alex and Tex to carry the team while Jeter starts getting on base again. But that’s just not happening.

  439. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Why do people keep calling the Tigers a “pathetic baseball team”? If they win here, they’ll have 20 wins. WE ONLY HAVE TWO MORE.

    Lord.

  440. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Like I said, would have been a hip day for a rainout.

    Not the best luck of the draw having to face Verlander and Liriano back to back. Just hope Swisher can come back tomorrow.

  441. Carl May 13th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Late but, Lets go Yankees!!!

  442. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    A-Rod doesn’t seem to be himself. He only has 2 jacks. That’s not normal for him at this stage in the season.

  443. mick May 13th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    # Betsy – Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I’ll be glad to get home and so will the Yankees, but home cooking won’t necessarily be the answer for their offensive woes. It will help, but the injuries are still the injuries. The replacements are not going to do much, so we’re going to have to ride it out until the big guns get back on a roll again (or go on one for the first time in the case of some).
    =====================================================
    It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.
    We can afford to play .500 ball the next 2 weeks then beat up on all the garbage we play after that. Once we are whole again things will go back to normal.

  444. jz May 13th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    4 game series and you lose 1-3, that’s BAD.
    Basically it offsets your two 2-1 3 game series wins. Your hard earned money is wasted just like that.

    4 game series COUNTS!

  445. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Oy.

    :(

  446. Terry from NH May 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    So I come home from a long day at work to see this score… No offense again and CC getting knocked around. Guess maybe Hughes is our ace at the moment!

  447. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Mr. .150 is 2 for 2 today. Just Pathetic

  448. CB May 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    It’s hard to believe that Strasburg has better stuff, throws harder, has a wider a arsenal and more command than Verlander did at the same age … but he does.

  449. jz May 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    “A-Rod doesn’t seem to be himself. He only has 2 jacks. That’s not normal for him at this stage in the season.”

    3, actually.
    I felt something is wrong with him since the beginning of the season.

  450. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    looking like batting practice

  451. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Gerald Laird. One of the worst hitter in baseball and he owns C.C. for his career. Baseball is just a crazy game. Can’t wait for this one to be over.

  452. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Time to take the big guy out and see how Nova looks.

  453. Trevor May 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    There are injuries but the big bats in the lineup aren’t doing a whole lot right now either.

  454. m May 13th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    The starters have really executed the plan well against the Yankees. And 2 of our starters didn’t pitch well.

    I think the team will benefit from sleeping in their own bed tonight. You’re watching an injured road-weary team. People need to reserve judgement.

  455. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Carl-

    I blame this loss on you, because you did not adhere to proper “Lets Go Yankees” tradition :mad:

  456. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Scott Sizemore looks like Wilson on “House, MD”.

  457. mick May 13th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    CC is a slow starter and a warm weather pitcher, yet he is off to a good start.

    Imagine if we had a record of .500.

  458. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Donnie -

    ‘Cause they don’t pay attention.

    :?

  459. Phil Columbus May 13th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    CB

    You are right on about Cabrera. It seems like he has been around forever, but he just turned 27. He wasn’t even an all star the last 2 years yet drove in 230 runs and hit 71 hrs.

  460. Dallas Braden May 13th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    If your looking for anyone to blame for this skid start with the #3 and #4 hitters on this team… No way should Alex be at and .800 OPS with no power… Inexcusable… and Tex needs to start really getting hot… hes been good in may, but if this team wants to stay tight with the rays, those two gonna have to hit about 400 with some power the next two weeks…

  461. Mike May 13th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Well this was fun. Too bad it didn’t rain

  462. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    It’s really hard to get on this team when they are injured and exhausted; it’s easy to say they aren’t trying, but there is a difference between not executing and not trying. It will be nice to get home, but they really need to get healthy…….otherwise, their pitching is going to have to carry them. Even with that, it’s hard to ask your SP to go 7 or 8 everytime and give up 2 or 3 runs or less.

  463. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Right now Arod looks similiar to how he did when the hip problems started. Besides the power issue he is getting beat by fastballs again.

  464. Bryan May 13th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Everyone of their starters except Verlander (4.50) has an ERA over 5… I suppose that is good

  465. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    m May 13th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I think the team will benefit from sleeping in their own bed tonight.

    ************************
    Totally agree. It feels like they haven’t been home in a long time! LOL

  466. Eric K May 13th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    ANY TAKERS? 100 BUCKS SAYS A-ROD GOES DEEP IN A 6-0 GAME. Look at the 3 homers he has this season…..all have taken place with the game already decided.

  467. Carl May 13th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    # Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Carl-

    I blame this loss on you, because you did not adhere to proper “Lets Go Yankees” tradition :mad:

    Yeah, everyone was saying it was gonna get rained out last night. Oh well :(

  468. mick May 13th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    There are injuries but the big bats in the lineup aren’t doing a whole lot right now either.
    ========================================
    They weren’t hitting when they were winning either.
    1 or 2 bats per game had been carrying us, usually at the bottom of the order.

    The same thing happened last year.

  469. 209 May 13th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    But Damon at DH wouldn’t help things.

  470. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Cash didn’t want to sign Matsui or give Damon big money because he thought they were high injury risks. Now everyone he did sign or trade for is injured. Sometimes life is cruel.

  471. m May 13th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Terry,

    That fool Lupica wrote an article on Hughes, comparing him to Doc. Anyway, he was really carefull not to call him an ace.

    But he had a salient closing thought:

    Now he is 5-0, 1.35 ERA, 39 strikeouts in 39 innings. It doesn’t mean he’s the best pitcher out there right now. It just means nobody has been better in the baseball spring of 2010, not at Yankee Stadium or anywhere else.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z0npzLc8Ab

  472. jz May 13th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I notice their offense problem earlier of the season. and I was laughed by some people in here.
    :)

  473. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    If you can’t find any silver linings to this game/series (aside from Hughes, of course), at least this is it for Detroit for the rest of the season.

    Yay.

  474. jz May 13th, 2010 at 3:00 pm


    ANY TAKERS? 100 BUCKS SAYS A-ROD GOES DEEP IN A 6-0 GAME. Look at the 3 homers he has this season…..all have taken place with the game already decided.

    How do we do this?

  475. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    If Cashman didn’t want to sign Matsui or Damon fine but why didn’t he even look at Vlad? People were saying that Vlad is washed up but Johnson is the most washed up one out of all 3 of them. I still don’t get it.

  476. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    14 of our next 20 games will be at home and 3 of the 6 road games are vs. the Mets.
    Please have patience.
    Or not.

  477. Carl May 13th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Yanks didn’t score much off of Verlander last year.

  478. CB May 13th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Why are they warming up Zumaya up 6-0 when he just threw three innings in game 1?

    What is Leyland thinking?

  479. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    A Typical Troll:
    Yeah CC is overrated and not an ace. The guy just can’t get it done in big games. I hope he opts out of his contract because he is a waste of space on this roster.

    The Yankees are weak and lack heart just like their manager Girardi and the worse GM in baseball history Cashman. Why can’t we have a great GM like the all knowing Theo Epstein.

  480. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    we play the tiger 4x in aug.

  481. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I wanted Vlad DHing and people called me crazy.

  482. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I would bemoan the lack of a rainout, but we got lucky that it didn’t rain last night, so that’s just the way it goes. CC looks like he’s going into his April “swoon” in May, but that’s no big deal.

  483. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    arl May 13th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Yanks didn’t score much off of Verlander last year.
    =================================
    Nobody does.

  484. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    14 of our next 20 games will be at home and 3 of the 6 road games are vs. the Mets.
    Please have patience.
    Or not.

    *************************
    mick, how dare you try to bring some common sense on here??? ;)

  485. Trevor May 13th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    The injuries to the offense is Johnson and Granderson. Granderson outside of week one of the season, wasn’t hitting. Neither was Nick Johnson. They weren’t the reason why the team was winning.
    The pitching has been great. Great starts by Cano and Posada and Gardner. And even Cervelli. The big bats aren’t doing much.

  486. baseballfab May 13th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Is Derek injured??

  487. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    “Cash didn’t want to sign Matsui or give Damon big money because he thought they were high injury risks. Now everyone he did sign or trade for is injured. Sometimes life is cruel.”

    You are forgetting a major factor with Matsui – he was unwilling to accept a part-time role, which is what the Yankees need in that spot with so many older position players. You whine about it now but the DH days for A-Rod, Posada, Tex, etc. will pay off down the line.

    Granderson is not a major injury, calm down.

  488. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    i love that people are complaining about CC now too. We had a bad series. It happens. In the end, the yankees will be in the playoffs..

  489. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Erin, thought I’d throw a changeup.

  490. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    In the middle of the freaking at-bat?

  491. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Did Leyland just wake up from his nap or something? Comes out with a 6 run lead? That was odd.

  492. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Why can’t we have a great GM like the all knowing Theo Epstein.

    who is saying Theo is a great GM? The key trade of the last decade, the Beckett deal, did not involve him. He passed up on Teixeira and this year traded for or signed a bunch of washed up overrated veterans like Cameron and Beltre? Unless this was a joke? If so, sorry for missing it!

  493. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    ok now Tex needs to put this game back in reach.

  494. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Ouch. Cue shot off Velander’s foot.

  495. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    BloggingBombers Consider this: Sabathia is typically a slow starter. If he loses today, he’ll be 4-2 with an ERA around 3.70. Not terrible for a slow start.

  496. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Too bad Tex can’t hit otherwise the Yanks would have a chance to get back in this game with 1 swing of the bat.

  497. TheStraw May 13th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Well, at least now there is a fighting chance.

  498. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    The Mets are playing well in their home stadium. Don’t underestimate them. Or any other team.

    Looking ahead in the schedule and trying to count potential wins is a fool’s quest. You just have to take one game at a time.

    So, can the Yankees score 6 or 7 runs in 2 and a third innings and keep Detroit at bay? Stranger things have happened, you know?

  499. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    complaining about CC? what is the guy supposed to do, go 30-1? Jeez. You’d think this is a team that hasn’t won the World Series in 10 or so years.

  500. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    A typical TRoll:

    Yeah A-rod sucks ! The guy is a choker and I don’t care that he hit like Babe Ruth in the playoffs. He is still a choker. And what about Jeter “Captain DP” we need to get rid of him.
    Cano is still lazy, CC is fat, A.J. Burnett is still a headcase, I like Phil Hughes but if he gets a loss or his ERA goes above 2.00 then I will call him a choker and demand that Cashman trade him.

  501. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Right now we have 2 Aces.
    What other team can say that.

    Even through mini slumps and injuries, pitching will carry you.

    The team with the best staff will usually win it.

    I know it’s fun but stop worrying.

  502. Irreverent Discourse May 13th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    jz – we are still laughing at your overreacting nonsense.

  503. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    pop up or ko for tex. take your pick

  504. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Gotta love Leyland.

    Up 6-0 and he pushes Verlander to 119 pitches.

    Verlander has a great arm, but he does this all the time with no real point to it.

  505. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    the wild zumaya today

  506. baseballfab May 13th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    crazy speed. 102?? No way.

  507. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    You are right, Doreen, except I looked over the ENTIRE schedule before Opening Day and counted 104 (or so) wins! ;)

    Now, do they have a rally in their bones? Let’s take this baby somewhere.

  508. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Jim Mason
    I’m joking. Notice the “Typical Troll” before the comment.

  509. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    The Mets won’t be playing well at home for long. Pelfrey is coming back to earth, their big guys aren’t hitting and the few guys that are hitting will cool off.

    And even if the Yanks hit a rough patch check the schedule – May 28 to June 14 – Indians, Jays, Orioles twice, Astros.

    Mark it down – that will be the stretch when they take control fo the division. They’l go 14-2 over those 16 games and never look back.

  510. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    # Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    The Mets are playing well in their home stadium. Don’t underestimate them. Or any other team.

    Looking ahead in the schedule and trying to count potential wins is a fool’s quest. You just have to take one game at a time.

    So, can the Yankees score 6 or 7 runs in 2 and a third innings and keep Detroit at bay? Stranger things have happened, you know?
    ================================
    Winning this game is immaterial. The Mets games might as well be home games.

  511. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    and that ends that.

  512. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    a weak pop to left – very clutch

  513. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    When was the last time we were shutout twice in the same series?

  514. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Nick

    Thanks for talking straight while mostly not attacking me. I appreciate your sentiments, and honestly, I am sincerely trying to cut out the conspiracy and umpire stuff. I have also cut down on the hot guy talk (because of Doreen) and the vulgar language (because of Erica).

    I truly am trying.

  515. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Nick in SF -

    But that’s different!!!!

    :)

  516. Eric K May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Tex hasn’t been clutch since August. His post-season numbers were horrendous, aside from a line drive that hit the top of the fence against the Twins.

  517. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Aaaaaaand back under .200 goes Mr. Teixeira.

  518. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Though I was joking a lot of the comments I made are posted on this board on a daily basis. Really sad !

  519. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    BloggingBombers Worrying about the NYY offense is pointless until Granderson comes back. As long as they’re filling 2 spots, there will be times like this.

  520. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Jeremy, it is hard these days to tell the trolls from just plain spoiled morons. Yankees will easily win over 100 games and roll into the playoffs. the injuries this year are minor – Johnson and Granderson combined dont add up to A-rod missing the beginning of last year.

  521. Dallas Braden May 13th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    mailed this one in today

  522. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    mick -

    I would normally agree with you about playing the Mets, but they’ve been suprisingly good lately.

  523. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    maybe cc should have stayed in to build up pitch count back to 100 or so. no?

  524. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    if Teixeira and a-rod and a few others heat up, no one will notice that Granderson and Johnson are injured, or even on the team.

  525. Sandy May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Wake me when Rex gets over 200 in avg

  526. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    mick-

    And how is winning this game immaterial?

    If they come back to win the game, wouldn’t that be a good thing????

    Is this Nova?

    Nice first strikeout!

  527. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    damn…

  528. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Eric,

    Just so you know, LoHud doesn’t give prizes for the dumbest post of the day.

    You can quit so hard trying to win a prize that doesn’t exist.

  529. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    When was the last time we were shutout twice in the same series?

    ___

    Was it the Nationals last summer?

  530. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Doreen- My point is that they are not really “away” games.
    Not underestimating them.

    Just saying we will be home for basically 17 of the next 20 games.

  531. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    even with the slow starts, this lineup is still capable of scorign a lot of runs quickly. forget last night already? game not over.

  532. CB May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Nova maintained really nice arm speed on that curve ball. Very effective delivery.

  533. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    @Doreen: or maybe I’m just the fool to go on that quest? :(

    @CR9: Feel free to write to me directly if you want talk about away from the glare of the LoHud community.

    Nova!

  534. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I don’t think I’m a troll or a spoiled brat but I am not happy that we don’t have sufficient reinforcements for the injuries. Shouldn’t 200 million buy at least that?

  535. JK May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Compromised lineup…

    Yankees usually have trouble with Verlander

    CC usually has trouble with Detroit

  536. Sandy May 13th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Injuries are not excuses.

  537. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Just so you know, LoHud doesn’t give prizes for the dumbest post of the day.

    You can quit so hard trying to win a prize that doesn’t exist.

    Really convoluted way to call someone dumb. Requires too much creation.

  538. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    mick-

    And how is winning this game immaterial?

    If they come back to win the game, wouldn’t that be a good thing????
    ==============================================
    Sorry to say , this game is just not that important.

  539. JK May 13th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Nova should get the Joba bullpen treatment at the end of the year to get his feet wet. He has great stuff

  540. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Ivan Nova has a pretty good arm.

  541. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Our game just froze. How did Jackson make out?

  542. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Shouldn’t 200 million buy at least that?

    No because all the money is tied up in the big names. If Matsui was willing to take a part-time role, you’d have him coming off the bench but he was not willing to do that.

  543. CB May 13th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Doreen-

    He flew out harmlessly to RF. Nova got him on a good fastball.

  544. pat May 13th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    “Injuries are not excuses.”

    No they aren’t. They can however be explanations.

  545. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    mick -

    What????

    So I can’t hope they win it? I’m not saying this is a make or break game, but it’s always better to win than to lose.

  546. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Question?

    If an imposter does a good job impersonating someone, should he really be considered an imposter or a replacement?

  547. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks, CB.

  548. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    “@CR9: Feel free to write to me directly if you want talk about away from the glare of the LoHud community.”

    ??????

    I just did address you directly.

  549. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I hope they win it too Doreen, just doesn’t seem like it’s gonna happen today.

  550. CB May 13th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Nova’s a ground ball pitcher. It was good to see him attack the zone on 3-2 with the fastball. Ordonez just got in through the box.

  551. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    The Yankees will be fine. If some of these soft Yankee fans would grow a spine and a brain they would know that all good teams go through slumps.

    The Dynasty year teams went through slumps as well. I bet some would be killing themselves if the Yankees were performing like the 2000 Yankees.

  552. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    mick -

    Yes, in terms of them being home, yes, I agree. They don’t have to travel to play the Mets.

  553. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Nova has good stuff. It would be nice to keep him in the bullpen but he will definitely be sent down to continue starting.

  554. JK May 13th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Nova could be Wang with better offspeed pitches

  555. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Minnesota – 3
    Boston – 2
    Tampa – 2
    Mets – 3

    This is gonna be a TOUGH week coming up. With all the injuries, this is where the team shows what it’s made of. If AJ and CC were gonna have clunkers, I’m glad they got them out of the way. They’re going to need to be “on” this week. We just have to hope the low offensive output over the last 4 days was due to really good pitching, and not the injuries becoming insurmountable.

  556. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I meant via email.

  557. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Is that really you Doreen? You sound different.

  558. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    mick -

    Oh, I know. But if I’m going to sit and watch this game, I might as well root for a good end result. I won’t be shocked or devastated by a loss. :lol:

  559. Donnie - Will Meet Jose Valverde Under the O'Neill Banner May 13th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    CR9 –

    I think he meant, like…email or message him personally, as opposed to talking on the board.

  560. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Does anyone know when Granderson is expected back? Another 3-4 weeks?

  561. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Well, at least we can get a glimpse of Nova and maybe he’ll provide a bright spot.

    The Yankees don’t need to make excuses, nor does any other team. They’re human -nuff said.

  562. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    People forget the 2000 yankees were the worst division winners that year. worst record in the playoffs.

  563. JK May 13th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Next years #5 competition will probably be Joba, Nova & Mcallister

  564. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Lets Go Yankees
    (clap clap clap)

    Lets Go Yankees
    (clap clap clap)

  565. CB May 13th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    That was a very nice debut inning from Nova.

    He got under his fastball a few times and his release point varied some.

    But he has a good arm. Generates easy velocity. He hides the ball pretty well. When he stays on top he keeps the fastball down. Very nice curveball. The change up he threw to Damon wasn’t very good but he threw another later on that was effective.

    Nice too see on an otherwise dreary game. Let’s hope he keeps it up.

  566. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Another great at bat from Arod.

  567. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    what’s so tough about playing boston or the mets these days? if you actually see either of these teams play you’d know that is nothing to worry about.

  568. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    mick -

    Yes. It’s really me. What seems different?

  569. jz May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    yeah, I agree they have tough week ahead.
    But, it’s also an opportunity unless they are really bad.

    My bet: tex and a-rod will continue to sleep.

  570. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    This is a classic getaway game, you can be sure their bags are packed and they are ready to fly home.

    I mean 75% of their games have been on the road, forget the injuries.

  571. randy l. May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    “If an imposter does a good job impersonating someone, should he really be considered an imposter or a replacement?”

    i think “replacement level impostor” is what you’re looking for.

    but that may confuse the sabermetric crowd.

  572. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Someone just won 100 bux

  573. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    i try not to jump on the negativity bandwagon, but come on Alex…. Take a pitch or two….. Stop giving us the feeling like you just want out of Detroit.

  574. MH May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Matsui could have been signed as the DH and Cashman could have avoided the Nick Johnson mistake which is now hurting the team.

    Miranda
    Winn
    Golson – ru kidding?

    It is time to start DHing Posada and catching Cervelli. Bring up a 3rd catcher if you have to. I know we have injuries but these lineups are embarrassing.

  575. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    CR9,

    It’s like, get a room. :P

  576. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    What do you mean the Yankees wanted Matsui to be part time? Why wouldn’t he just be the DH again?

  577. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    They have 22 wins and have played 12 at home.

    Think about that.

    Is anybody alive out there?

  578. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Zumaya pitching in a 6-0 game? He must not be one of Leyland’s boys.

  579. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Jerkface,

    Did you bet that Alex would swing at the first pitch? :lol:

  580. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    m appeals to the lowest common denominator… again. :(

  581. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Someone wanted to throw down 100 dollars that A-rod would hit a garbage time HR

  582. CB May 13th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Why is Zumaya in the game? He’s had recurrent shoulder problems over the past several years and it’s 6-0.

    Leyland is this worried about the yankees offense?

  583. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Hahaha. Bungled play.

  584. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Maybe by the time Arod comes around again to hit his homer, it won’t be garbage time anymore.

  585. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I wonder if A-Rod is hurt and keeping it a secret.

  586. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    CB,

    What is Nova’s ceiling? Is he a back of the rotation guy or is he a guy that has a real future with the Yankees?

  587. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    lol @ Everett.

    Don’t Everett and AJ look like they could be twins? There’s one more person, but his name escapes me right now.

  588. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Time for Miranda to show us some of that big power

  589. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    So a good imposter serves a purpose of providing us with insight without the real person being available?

    Sort of like a Designated Imposter, giving someone the day off. Or 1/2 day?

    Sort of like the Yanks and their rotating DH theory?

  590. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Sizemore is nothing but a placebo polanco

  591. matt May 13th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Yankees lose 3 out of 4 games. Posada catches the three. Coincidence? Doubtful. Cervelli’s a better catcher. He gets hits. Girardi needs to start using Cervelli more. Posada needs to DH or sit. Bring up a third catcher. It really stands out when the bats are cold.

  592. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Nick

    Gotcha.

    I appreciate you being straight. I dont have a problem with you personally. Never have.

    I do have a problem with your constant direct and indirect attacks on Trisha, the same way I have a problem with Stuckey’s constant attacks on Betsy, or the same sick loser who continues attacking SJ and decided to attack CB today.

    I have a problem with Yankees fans attacking other Yankees fans. Bottom line.

    People like Mike WV who come on here solely to attack other posters are not Yankees fans. They cant be. I have to believe that.

  593. Rick May 13th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    The team is travel weary and anxious to get home. Look for a good homestand.

  594. CB May 13th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    LGY-

    On the yankees I think Nova is going to be a bull pen guy. If they trade him he could be a back end rotation guy. His third pitch isn’t supposed to be great.

    I also don’t know how well his ground ball rate will translate to the majors as he doesn’t throw that classic boring two seam fastball to get those ground balls.

  595. UnKnown May 13th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Closer game and we could see Swish pinch hit but not now.

  596. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Kay is dropping the “aformentioned” shtick again.
    I know he or KIm reads this stuff.

  597. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Gotta love the Posada bashing when he is the only one in this lineup who has done anything today.

    And I am still trying to figure out what happened to Burnett with Cervelli catching in Boston. What happened there?

  598. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Joba only if the Yankees really feel he’s a starter and if he shows them enough out of the pen. I’m not sure what they would be looking for from him; with Phil, they always believed he was a starter so they weren’t looking for him to prove himself in the pen.

    So far, 2011 rotation is CC, AJ, Phil (not sure he should be penciled in as the #3 just yet) and two question marks. I can’t see Javy being brought back, so unless they sign Lee, I don’t see another kid in the rotation.

  599. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Email. :lol: Next time.

  600. JK May 13th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    MH,

    Matsui…

    .226, .307, .371 .678

  601. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    The Mets don’t look that good. I watch a lot of their games when nothing is on and trust me they have been running on luck and lweak NL teams.

    I’m not worried one bit about the Yankees facing them.

  602. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Just because someone is a yankee fan, doesn’t mean I have to like them. They might get a pass for a while but if ya dumb ya dumb, yankee fan or no.

  603. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    LGY, what do you mean? Did something happen between AJ and Frankie?

  604. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    m

    If Nick’s hot, I’d be happy to get a room with him :lol:

  605. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    This blog seems like a soap opera. Is this All My Chidren? Lots of drama, name calling and cat fighting. I like it. I might have to stick around.

  606. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    THat is just wrong!!!!

    Should have scored 2 runs there and Winn makes nice contact.

    Totally wrong.

  607. baseballfab May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Fml.

  608. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Of course in a real ballpark that isn’t caught

  609. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Ugh. That kind of game.

  610. CB May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    How many times has Kelly killed the yankees with his glove. Before it was 3b and now it’s LF.

  611. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    CB,

    Thanks. Hopefully we see more of him in the BP as a September callup.

  612. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    LGY, what do you mean? Did something happen between AJ and Frankie?

    __

    Yeah AJ gave up 9 runs

  613. UnKnown May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Truly ureal. It just isn’t our series the Tigers are playing way way over there heads. Oh well, head home to play the Twinks. 2 games back of TB. Reality check and a deep breath says that things are alright.

  614. pat May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    “Maybe by the time Arod comes around again to hit his homer, it won’t be garbage time anymore.”

    If he hit a HR and they came back to win next inning, would the $100 need to be returned because it wouldn’t have been garbage? All these technicalities are why I don’t bet.

  615. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    It’s just one of those series. When we hit the ball they make a great play.

    Just get the hell out of detroit and get back to New York where the weather will be nice.

  616. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    matt you might have something there. I noticed that, too.

    Can someone dig up some stats showing what the Yankee’s record is this year when Jorge does not start?

  617. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    :groan: @ CR9.

  618. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    garbage lineup getting completely overmatched. the only scrub pitchers they can hit against were ironically coke and some rookie last night

  619. pat May 13th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Add Kelly to me list with Boesh too. :sad:

  620. SE May 13th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Anyone want to guess how quick the Cano Ba and Obp come back to reality?

  621. Oddessy May 13th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Can’t wait to go home and play in a real ballpark for 7 games. At least we will hit there.

  622. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Betsy,

    Apparently Posada makes his pitchers hang curveballs and throw fastballs down the middle while Cervelli makes them throw great pitches.

    AJ was terrible in Boston with Cervelli catching, so I guess Cervelli’s magical powers just did not work that night?

  623. TheStraw May 13th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Sometimes it’s just not your day…

  624. JK May 13th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    All the Injuries

    The teams the Yankees are playing the first 2 months vs. Tampa’s easier schedule

    12 home games for Yankees vs. 22 home games for Redsox

    The Yankees are doing just fine!

    They dominate at home and have hardly been there.

  625. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Tigers have a good young team…….

  626. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Joe- Another troll-bandwagon fan (idiot )

  627. SE May 13th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Anyone else having fun watching Scrantons lineup?

  628. Brian May 13th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Everyone take it easy. For a team that wins 100 games, the expected length of the longest losing streak is 4. Losing 2 in a row or 4 of 5 is not laziness, nor is it the apocalypse. It is going to happen every year for even the best teams (especially on the road, when winning % is lower).

  629. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Between the imposters and the trolls this place is a friggin asylum.

  630. IT May 13th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    And after we play 7 games at home… we go back on the road for 6 games! (through 3 of them are at Citi Field, but its not our home park so it doesn’t count).

  631. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    LGY, oh, lol. Isn’t it interesting that when the pitcher Cervelli is catching has a bad game his boosters (whether fans or media) go into hiding……only to come out when Jorge’s battery mate has a bad game? Cervelli is teflon- nothing sticks to him.

  632. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Tigers have a good young team…….

    Don Kelly is 30 years old

  633. JK May 13th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Good job by Nova getting those GB just like Wang

  634. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Reminder: There is no Guess The Line Up tomorrow.

  635. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    garbage lineup?

    jeter, gardner, tex, alex, cano and posada. 6 of the best hitters in baseball. it shouldnt matter what bats 7-9 when those 6 are in.

  636. Copelius May 13th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    JK- Agreed. Only one other team has played at home as little as the Yankees, the Braves. Everybody else has played more home games. You have to feel good about what the final records will be when every team has played the same number of home games.

  637. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Funny, a poster above says they should have signed Matsui AND DH Posada more. Duh, that’s why Matsui wasn’t re-signed. Posada WILL DH more as the year goes on, as will some other guys. Nick Johnson, hurt or not, was signed as a PART TIME PLAYER. He started off playing most games but as the season wore on these other guys were gonna play DH regardless.

    Matsui viewed himself as an everyday player. He is so delusional, he wants to play the outfield!

    jeez, wake up.

  638. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    m

    Deal with it! I’ve heard from pretty reliable sources that you are a supermodel! :)

  639. Long time fan May 13th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Garbage home run ?

    Doesn’t it count the same in any inning ?

    Some of you guys need to grow up !

    Moronic imbiciles.

  640. Fly By Night May 13th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Well, I have to go. It was nice meeting most of you. LOL! I hope to be back tomorrow. Take care!

  641. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    garbage lineup getting completely overmatched.

    —–

    Hey genius, it has nothing to do with the lineup. The biggest busts today are from Teixeira and ARod. They left a whole bunch of runners on base.

    Unless those two are “garbage” the lineup isn’t the reason why they aren’t hitting. It could just be because they aren’t hitting and/or the Tigers pitching is very tough today.

    TB Rays had a perfect game pitched against them. That does not mean their lineup is garbage.

    People are stupid.

  642. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Doreen-

    Why not? Want me to do it?

  643. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Jerkface, thanks – but they still have some good young players.

  644. Jim Mason May 13th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    “garbage lineup?

    jeter, gardner, tex, alex, cano and posada. 6 of the best hitters in baseball. it shouldnt matter what bats 7-9 when those 6 are in.”

    Great point. For 25 or 26 other MLB teams, this “garbage lineup” is better than their regular lineup!

  645. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    It’s the 3rd triplet along with IPK & Clippard.

    The knuckleballer that handcuffed us earlier.

  646. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Another great at bat by Thames. Doesn’t Girardi know he has no chance against righties? What was the point of him pinch hitting.

  647. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    another stud from the tiger bullpen schooling the pathetic lineup

  648. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Erica -

    It’s my daughter’s graduation. We’re leaving at 6 am to drive to Long Island and probably won’t be getting home until 3-ish and then we have dinner reservations.

    If you can do it, that would be great!

  649. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Let’s see 69 more home games, let’s say we win 45 of them. That gives us 67 wins.
    On the road 59 left, we win 30. That’s 97 wins.

    Not too bad.

  650. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Jeter’s fascination with the SS hole rivals CR9′s fascination with the SS’ hole

  651. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    garbage lineup getting completely overmatched.

    ***************************
    I think most teams would kill to have the Yankees “garbage” lineup.

  652. I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    ¯\(°_o)/¯

  653. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    what is a bit troubling is that the yankees cannot seem to get the ball off the ground. way too many groundballs.

  654. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Jeter looks like he needs a week vacation or something. Maybe after that he can get the ball out of the infield.

  655. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    “I appreciate you being straight.”

    I don’t know what that has to do with anything, but thank you.

    “I do have a problem with your constant direct and indirect attacks on Trisha, the same way I have a problem with Stuckey’s constant attacks on Betsy…”

    Fair enough, but I think your use of the word “constant” (as was Trisha’s a couple nights ago) is non-standard.

    “I have a problem with Yankees fans attacking other Yankees fans. Bottom line.”

    Well, the other night a Yankee fan wrote “O F O loser” among other things (the TOS would like to know what that means, BTW), I didn’t see your protest.

    “People like Mike WV who come on here solely to attack other posters are not Yankees fans.”

    That’s ridiculous. First, I have seen Mike WV post on other topics. But either way, whether he adds something to this comment section or not, that has nothing to do with whether or not he’s a Yankee fan.

  656. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    CR9,

    I am not a reliable source. :)

    Funny thing, though. You were talking about who you look like? There’s somebody who always calls me “Nicole” for the former Mrs. Tom Cruise. The weird thing is I look nothing like her. I have black hair and she’s about a foot taller than me. :)

  657. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    The yankees are slightly above league average for ground balls, but thats mostly Derek Jeter’s fault as he is the only yankee above 1.6(he is at 3!)

  658. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Thank god we won 1 game. The world would have ended.

  659. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 13th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Doreen-

    I would like to help, and am very tempted. But I am a client with crappy internet and a massive deadline and craploads to do tomorrow. As much as I would love to do it for old times sake and help you out, I can’t play with line ups for two and a half hours. Sorry :-(

    But YAY for the graduation and congratualtions

  660. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Hope that Detroit keeps up their plus pitching when the Red Sox come to town. I’m skeptical.

    Unfortunately, Boston will get to face Dontrelle Willis, who will walk the ballpark.

    Just a bad luck of the draw for the Yankees.

  661. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Does anyone else think that Gardner should bat leadoff? The whole idea of a leadoff hitter is to be patient and get on base and Jeter just doesn’t fit there anymore.

  662. Joe May 13th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    3 singles and 1 double. and that ain’t garbage?

  663. Flick May 13th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    This might the worst NYY OF ever.

  664. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    # Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Does anyone else think that Gardner should bat leadoff? The whole idea of a leadoff hitter is to be patient and get on base and Jeter just doesn’t fit there anymore.
    =================================================
    You might be right.

  665. Where have the Yankee bats gone? May 13th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    ¯\(°_o)/¯

    would be best used in this case, you Fat Walrus.

  666. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    They definitely ran into bad luck in the last game of the BoSox series and then the 3 losses there in Detroit.

    Hard hit balls right at people. People playing just in the right position to catch their liners.

    It happens. Things tend to turnaround and I think Minn series will wash away the bad taste of this series.

  667. Flick May 13th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Cue the Apologists blaming injuries

  668. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Joe and Eric K

    Have to get the award for the biggest losers on Lohud.

  669. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    That was not a good game in any stretch of the imagination.

    Good job by guys like Winn and Gardner working some good at-bats. Other guys took at bats off. Verlander’s good, but his strike/ball ratio didn’t warrant swinging at the first or second pitch.

    Let’s just chalk it up to the last game of a loong road trip. Looking for a good game from AJ at the stadium.

  670. mick May 13th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Plus Jeter up 2nd would force him to take more pitches to give Gardy the chance to stea.
    Would definitely slow the game down a bit.

    Last year Jeter and Damon doubleteamed the pitcher into exhaustion.

  671. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Erica -

    Not a problem.

    Of course, people can play, and I can retro-accept the lineups. But I’d just as well take a day off from it, because I do have it on the schedule for Saturday because I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it Friday. And if I do retro-GTLU then I’ll basically be doing double duty Saturday.

    So — bottom line:

    No GTLU Tomorrow – GTLU on Saturday instead.

  672. teddy gbu May 13th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    well verlander as usual against nyy was nasty. cc struggled.

    gotta get the first 2 against minnesota.

    because no disrespect to mitre, there really no chance he do well against mauer, morneu and kubel

  673. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Nick

    I meant I appreciate you being straight with me. Not straight as in gay/bi/straight.

    As for the “O F O loser,” I could not even figure out what that meant. Also, I’ve seen Trisha attack you before, but they are 99% of the time in response to your indirect or direct attacks.

    Now, Im not condoning the revenge attacks, because I dont believe in ‘eye for an eye’, but I never see her come on here trying to start a controversy with you.

    By the way, I do believe in 3 eyes for 1 eye when it comes to the Red Sox :)

    As for Mike WV, my apologies, because I’d never seen him post on any other topic.

  674. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Cue the idiots who think they are smart. I think it’s time to install an IQ test so that we can weed out the trolls and bandwagon fans.

  675. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Guys want to swing early against Verlander because you don’t want to get to 2 strikes and have to deal with his arsenal, but the Yankees shoulda made him prove he could get there on his own before going swing crazy. They werent even taking good pitches. Lots of inside fastballs.

  676. RayVT May 13th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    The Tigers were better today than the Yanks! Great pitching on their part. I am sure the Yanks will be glad to get home and find some stability for a few weeks.

  677. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    m

    You dont have to be the same height as Kidman to look like her. Nor do you have to have the same hair color. Also, Nicole has had dark hair in movies before!

    And she is SPARKLING HOT!!

    You really are a supermodel!!!

  678. m May 13th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    CR9,

    Lol, I literally don’t look like her at all. Someone just being kind.

    Going to go be productive. Happy day to everyone.

  679. RayVT May 13th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Verlander has a lot of movement on his fastball. When he is on he is extremely tough. It appears he was today.

    When all is said and done, I believe the Yankees chances at #28 are extremely good this year! I’m glad the Yanks aren’t 12-22 right now like the last several years and having to claw their way back into contention. I truly like their chances!

  680. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Left pinky on Jeter. He is ok.

  681. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Ledger_Yankees No word on a Sunday starter yet. TBA, Girardi says.

  682. Michelle May 13th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Jeter’s at bats have been very poor this season. Swinging at the 1st or 2nd pitch and swinging at tons of pitches out of the strike zone. I have never seen him swing at so many bad pitches. He looks like Cano when he used to refuse to walk. Girardi should definitely swtch him and Gardner. Jeter and his 1 or 2 pitch at bats does nothing for the rest of the lineup. Gardner is having great at bats right now.

  683. Dylan May 13th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    mick,

    I agree 100%. Jeter is still a great player, but he doesn’t have the speed or the OBP that Gardner has. Gardner has an OBP of over 400, and more often than not, a single or walk turns into a double. Jeter is a perfect #2 hitter. Then Swisher can give us some power at the bottom of the lineup. Gardner would be leading off for any other team in baseball. I have no idea why Girardi refuses to use him there.

  684. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    m

    Quit being modest! :P

    Have a great day!

  685. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    RayVT May 13th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    When all is said and done, I believe the Yankees chances at #28 are extremely good this year! I?m glad the Yanks aren?t 12-22

    *************************
    Ray, judging from some of the comments on here, you’d think they were 12-22. ;)

  686. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    “I meant I appreciate you being straight with me. Not straight as in gay/bi/straight.”

    :shock:

    “As for the “O F O loser,” I could not even figure out what that meant.”

    I think I have a pretty good idea. I think the first word is “oh” and the last one is “off”.

    “Also, I’ve seen Trisha attack you before, but they are 99% of the time in response to your indirect or direct attacks.”

    She’s not here right now and this conversation was about your posts — which would make mine fair game as well. But there is a difference between the kinds of things that I post and that she posts. See “O F O loser”, for example.

    “Now, Im not condoning the revenge attacks, because I dont believe in ‘eye for an eye’, but I never see her come on here trying to start a controversy with you.”

    Coffee is for closers!

  687. mick May 13th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    # Dylan May 13th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    mick,

    I agree 100%. Jeter is still a great player, but he doesn’t have the speed or the OBP that Gardner has. Gardner has an OBP of over 400, and more often than not, a single or walk turns into a double. Jeter is a perfect #2 hitter. Then Swisher can give us some power at the bottom of the lineup. Gardner would be leading off for any other team in baseball. I have no idea why Girardi refuses to use him there.
    ==================================
    Dylan
    Probably because he doesn’t read this blog.

  688. Bob in NH May 13th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Austin Jackson in series: 2-16, 6 K’s (really 1-16 since Joba threw him out at first last night). Let’s see now if other team’s advance scouts pick up on how the Yanks pitched him.

  689. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Losing the mitre game and the javy game sucked. hopefully going home cures what ails the yankees.

  690. mick May 13th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    seems like its time for a new thread

  691. Bronx Jeers May 13th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Yanks lose 4 out of 5?

    Ramon’s going to put extra chlorine in the Yanks super-duper underwater treadmill things.

    I don’t know if the Yanks are just beat up and tired but the Tigers did look good. Decent mix of young and old players and a the front end and back end of the staff is nasty. And then they played great defense.

    Anyway I’d say they’ll be there with Minny at the end.

  692. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    “Coffee is for closers!”

    I am not up to date with all the Nick-isms. You’ll have to explain that one to me!

    “O F O” Well, I didnt know that!! LOL!!

    So she gets right to the point with her attacks, and you go about yours passive-aggressive style without the harsh language.

    __

    What did you think of that latest LOST? Excellent, Good, or Bad. I thought it was Good.

  693. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    One play in the Mitre game – Ordonez’ catch of Jeter’s drive – really made a difference there. They would have tied the score there, and then who knows.

    But – gotta move on.

    It stinks that Girardi has to answer questions as if every day is the last day of the WS.

  694. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Yes, this started about my posts.

    And like I said, I have done a remarkable job of toning down my vulgarity. I’ve stopped saying sbag and also Red Sox a lot!

    I did not even complain about umpires today! And my note about Verlander facing us was not meant as any conspiracy.

    I guess I’ve made my bed as the conspiracy detector, so I can see how all of my posts are viewed as conspiracy.

    Oh well.

  695. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    “So she gets right to the point with her attacks, and you go about yours passive-aggressive style without the harsh language.”

    Maybe so, maybe not, but like I said, she’s not here right now and is not the topic of this conversation. But I have said before that’s it’s easy to criticize or ridule the content of what a person posts here without personally attacking the person.

    Latest L :shock: ST was something of a disappointment. Staying hopeful about the rest.

  696. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    CR9, these Tigers better now beat up on the RS or else I’ll hate them for life! [img]http://yankees.lhblogs.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_mad.gif[/img]

  697. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Whew!!

    Glad you said that about LOST. I thought it was somewhat of a disappointment too, but did not want to insult the episode, if it was perhaps among your favorites!

  698. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Darn it. How do you add emoticons in here?

  699. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    gay

    : mad :
    : shock :
    : arrow :
    : P
    : D

    Without spaces

  700. Nick in SF May 13th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    It was my favorite one that night. :?

  701. dillpickler May 13th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    For whatever reason, and keeping in mind it is still very early, Jeter’s walks are way down this year. Just 7 so far. That projects to just 34 walks for the season which would be by far the fewest of his career (he walked 43 times in ’03, the year he was out for a month with injury).

    However, no one was questioning Jeter a couple of weeks ago when he was hitting way over .300. He’s been in a slump, simple as that. It happens to everyone, every year. There’s no reason to think he won’t turn it around.

    And the reason Girardi doesn’t bat jeter second is because he is a double-play machine. He’s a guy who hits line drives and ground balls and usually hits the ball fairly hard, so he’s going to hit into a lot of double plays.

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