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Vazquez hopes to make next start

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on May 21, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Obviously most of the talk after the game centered on Javier Vazquez, who was hit on the right index finger while trying to bunt in the seventh inning. X-rays were negative and Vazquez had a thick wrap on the finger, but said it wasn’t hurting too badly. “I’m pretty sure I’m going to make my next start,” he said.

At first, Vazquez didn’t realize his finger was bleeding. After getting hit on a foul-tip, he picked up his bat and laid down a successful sacrifice; it wasn’t until he got back to the dugout and took off his batting glove that he saw the blood and knew he was coming out of the game. Joe Girardi said the Yankees will probably know more tomorrow after seeing if the swelling goes down.

“I feel so embarrassed because I’ve been doing this so many years in the National League and this has never happened to me,” Vazquez said.

As far as his pitching, Girardi said he believes the biggest difference in early-season Vazquez and the version the Yankees have seen recently is his fastball command. Vazquez has now allowed only two earned runs over his last two starts, a stretch spanning 13 innings.

“I think I’m taking good steps,” he said.

• Kevin Russo certainly made a good impression, picking up his first big-league hit and first RBI. The kid from West Babylon, N.Y., stroked a double in the seventh inning which was also his first extra-base hit. “Big night,” Girardi said. “He had two big hits for us tonight.”

Girardi also noted (with a smile) that Russo handled left field quite well, especially considering his primary position is as an infielder.

• Mariano Rivera retired the first two hitters he faced in the ninth but then watched Jason Bay crush a fly to left-center that probably would have been out of most other stadiums. Rivera then gave up a RBI single to Ike Davis, marking the third straight outing that he’s been hit (relatively) hard. Is Girardi concerned? “It’s location,” Girardi said. “Velocity is there, he missed his location. Concerned? No.”

• For the night-owls among you, here’s some audio:

First, Vazquez.

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Thanks to everyone for chatting with us today and reading tonight. Keep checking back all weekend for Subway Series coverage.

 
 

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154 Responses to “Vazquez hopes to make next start”

  1. mick May 21st, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    how did I know that?
    the new thread is here just in time.

  2. Frank & Beans May 21st, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    we need to sweep these guys

  3. Patrick May 21st, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Night owls? 11:30 is hardly late for a friday night. The fact that I’m not out is a completely different matter.

  4. mick May 21st, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Their roles are reversed now and she still will be ungracious at times. I stopped participating in this form because of her and have only come back in the past few weeks.
    ==============================================
    Not the only one.
    No tension, no.

  5. CR9 May 21st, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Headed to Tampa for the night!!!! Be back tomorrow with some more tales of delicious HIGH-KNEES on other hot and smoking men!!!

  6. mick May 21st, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    you do betsy proud cr.

  7. CR9 May 21st, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    And just in case any ladies or curious males wanted to see some delicious HIGH-KNEES,

    http://www.voote.com/jsp/WAppS.....oteID=4976

  8. FakeSJ44 May 21st, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Always wear protective gear.

  9. mick May 21st, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Hughes tomorrow, mets cant hit, things are fine for now.

  10. Jeremy May 21st, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I can’t believe a Met fan said that Rivera’s stuff looks weak and hittable. That has to be the most idiotic remarks I have heard in a while.

  11. pistol pete May 21st, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Anyone know what’s up with Tex, this slump is forever, he’s killing the Yanks. He makes 23m a yr for 8 yrs and is still hittibg 210. He seems to get a pass from Yankee fans, imagine if it were Arod. Arod hit mid 280′s his 1st couple mos with the Yanks and you ‘d thought the world was coming to an end, with Tex it’s ok. He stunk in the playoffs last year and it was ok. What’s up with this guy, he can’t possibly be this bad for this long.

  12. pistol pete May 21st, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Anyone know what’s up with Tex, this slump is forever, he’s killing the Yanks. He makes 23m a yr for 8 yrs and is still hittibg 210. He seems to get a pass from Yankee fans, imagine if it were Arod. Arod hit mid 280′s his 1st couple mos with the Yanks and you ‘d thought the world was coming to an end, with Tex it’s ok. He stunk in the playoffs last year and it was ok. What’s up with this guy, he can’t possibly be this bad for this long.

  13. vtred May 21st, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    If MO’s stuff is weak, then what does that make Wright’s bat?

  14. Jeremy May 21st, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    The Mets can’t even hit an average pitcher. Hughes should do fine.

  15. Yankswin27 May 21st, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Need a sweep, please!

  16. Jeremy May 21st, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    vtred
    Right ! Wright looks so pathetic right now. But Rivera is still the best in the game and I would take him over the other overrated closers like k-rod and Papelbon.

  17. m May 21st, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    That near HR by Bay was my fault. In the first inning, I looked at his line and saw just the 1 run, and snickered to myself. Thinking that’s not what the mets are paying him all that moolah for. Sorry!

  18. m May 21st, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    *1 HR

  19. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 21st, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    frank & yanks win:
    i agree, 2 of 3 wont cut it
    sweep is a must

  20. ZoSo May 21st, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Brett Gardner is on pace to score 132 runs.

    Sure, he probably won’t keep this pace up, but barring some epic slump or injury he’ll cruise past 100 runs scored.

    That’s a great benchmark for a player like Gardner — the ‘get on base, create havoc and score runs type’.

  21. RS May 21st, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Mo will be fine. Papelbon gave up 4 runs in one save opportunity and almost blew another save if not for the Yankees having zero bench that day. Krod gave up like 3 grandslams last year. We think he’s struggling only because we compare him to his own godly self.

  22. Carl May 21st, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Wooo! No Yankees/Mets for me in Las Vegas. I get to watch Detroit and The Dodgers! Yes!!!!

  23. m May 21st, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I’ll take a win tomorrow and worry about Sunday on Sunday. :)

  24. 7789 May 21st, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Good hard fought win. Javy was dominate. The 7th inning was the ballgame. Yanks got the two and runs. And then Joba did a great job striking out Wright and Pagan. Joba has been very good at stranded inherited runners this year.

    Sucks that Javy got hurt because he had a great pitch and probably would of pitched into the 8th and saved the pen.

  25. UnKnown May 22nd, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Question Why are all the other Yankee beat writers giving Chad a hard time about Russo’s performance tonight on there twitter accounts? Is this because Chad covered Scranton the last few years? And is chad off this weekend? thanks

  26. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Mo needs to pitch for about another week to get back his command and maybe some velo. Judging him now is unfair.

  27. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 am

    agreed zoso.

    plus, heres to hoping 2 years from now we see guys like russo, romine, montero adding to a new young core of yankees.
    i love the homespun players.
    but we will always fill in with the big FA’s

  28. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Carl May 21st, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    Wooo! No Yankees/Mets for me in Las Vegas. I get to watch Detroit and The Dodgers! Yes!!!!

    ********

    ooh- where are you staying?

  29. Carl May 22nd, 2010 at 12:05 am

    # Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Carl May 21st, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    Wooo! No Yankees/Mets for me in Las Vegas. I get to watch Detroit and The Dodgers! Yes!!!!

    ********

    ooh- where are you staying?

    On the East right up on the Mountain

  30. pat May 22nd, 2010 at 12:05 am

    “I’ll take a win tomorrow and worry about Sunday on Sunday.”

    Keeping it simple, not trying to do too much. Good approach!

  31. Haiku-man May 22nd, 2010 at 12:05 am

    LAA vs Cardinals, Cards win 9-5, off a Brad Penny GRAND SLAM!!

    Philly took it to beantown with Lackey pitching, ;)

    Toronto is losing to Arizona 8-4 top 8th,

  32. ZoSo May 22nd, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Mo’s ERA this year is still lower than his career avg (2.03 vs. 2.25)

    Plus, his WHIP is a ridiculous 0.83.

    cool Mo fact:

    If he can shave off .03 from his career ERA, he’ll have the lowest among pitchers w/min 1k IP since they began tracking ERA in 1912.

    the current ERA leader:

    Eddie Cicotte 2.20

    /night owl’d

  33. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 22nd, 2010 at 12:07 am

    dont forget Detroit losing to the LA Torres.

    a Penny FOUR your thoughts brad!

    yea, if PEnny was a yank i can see sterling waiting for a grand slam in interleague play so he can use that one

    :)

  34. ZoSo May 22nd, 2010 at 12:08 am

    *.06 of Mo’s career ERA

  35. m May 22nd, 2010 at 12:10 am

    pat,

    Just following your lead. :P

  36. Haiku-man May 22nd, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Carl
    Dodgers taking it to Tigers 4-1 top of the 7th.

    Min beat the Brewers 15-3 earlier.

    Tb lost to Astros 1-2 really, 6 game win streak ovah!!

  37. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 22nd, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Good night Yankee people!

  38. I'll Follow the Sun May 22nd, 2010 at 12:16 am

    @BloggingBombers So @LoHudYankees is not a (sic) Subway Series games? Really?

  39. Haiku-man May 22nd, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Manny (Juiced) Ramirez is batting .347, somebody found a…wink wink shake!

  40. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 22nd, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I’ll Follow the Sun May 22nd, 2010 at 12:16 am
    @BloggingBombers So @LoHudYankees is not a (sic) Subway Series games? Really?

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

    This sounds like an insult. I don’t get it!

  41. I'll Follow the Sun May 22nd, 2010 at 12:21 am

    It’s from Pete Abe’s twitter

    Probably should have prefaced that…sorry about that.

  42. m May 22nd, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Rough night for Zito against his old team.

    Shouldn’t he be on somebody’s overrated list? He’s having a nice season now, but it’s a little late~$100m into his contract? :P

  43. m May 22nd, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Is @ LoHudBloggers any one in particular? Like Chad?

    Then Pete is probably asking if Chad wasn’t there.

  44. I'll Follow the Sun May 22nd, 2010 at 12:24 am

    It does sound like a not so veiled insult. Not that I’m surprised.

  45. Haiku-man May 22nd, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Dontrell Willis started for Tigers, awh that explains the score! 4-1 LAD

  46. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 22nd, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Weird-

    Okay, really going to bed. Good night!

  47. m May 22nd, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Sounds like asking for confirmation. Could be that Pete is miffed because he ALWAYS had to work the series (not sure if he did or not :P )

    But for sure, Chad has more games off, but that could be because he has a tag-team partner.

  48. m May 22nd, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Toronto making it interesting. Haren went 8 IP and gave up 4 runs. His reliever has gone .2 IP and given up 2 solo HR. Tie run at the plate. Only need one more out.

  49. CB May 22nd, 2010 at 12:29 am

    A few days ago biologists announce the creation of the first synthetic cellular organism.

    Today, javy vazquez appears to have had his “loser gene” excised.

    The marvels of science.

  50. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Toronto is the weirdest offense in the league. Close to last in AVG, close to last in OBP, best SLG

  51. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Yankees are the 5th hardest team to K, and 2nd best at walking.

  52. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Yankees have the third highest SPD rating, which has to be almost singlehandedily due to Gardner

  53. pat May 22nd, 2010 at 12:41 am

    From reading the other tweets, it seems they were busting on Chad for missing one of his old SWB buddies big night.

  54. Patrick May 22nd, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Yankees have the third highest SPD rating, which has to be almost singlehandedily due to Gardner

    Gardner is damn impressive. 17 steals, 2 caught stealing (both of which he wasn’t really caught but picked off by the pitcher)

  55. Pepitone May 22nd, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Same thing happened last year around this time:

    “What’s the matter with Mo?” “He’s finally succumbed to age.” “His velocity is down he’s losing it.”

    And then, after he shakes off a few cobwebs, stretches his legs, and loosens his neck, he goes back to being the automatic save machine he has been since 1996. People just never learn.

    By the way, anybody seen the folks that said Joba can’t pitch in the majors, that we need to send him down, and that the Yankees are in a terrible tailspin?

    Anybody? … Anybody? … Buehller?

  56. z May 22nd, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Seattle has scored 15 runs so far through 6 innings.

    Welcome to Bizzaro World.

  57. m May 22nd, 2010 at 12:46 am

    HeeHee.

    Sutcliffe, “This Gardner might be the fastest man in baseball.”

    Berman, “Really?!”

  58. z May 22nd, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Bizarro World

    (looking all over, can’t find the edit button…)

  59. m May 22nd, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Ouch, Lee was having a pretty good outing. But he got touched up a bit and his reliever let 2 more score. So 8 runs (7 earned) all charged to Lee. But they’re still winning by 7! Lee will get the win tonight.

  60. z May 22nd, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Pittsburgh already has a -108 run differential.

    SCUBA divers are already exploring the wreckage that was their season.

    Can’t you even try, Pittsburgh?

  61. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Can’t you even try, Pittsburgh?

    They are 18 and 23, which is better than: Orioles, MIL, Astros, ARI, SEA, CLE, Astros, White Sox

  62. Nick in SF May 22nd, 2010 at 1:04 am

    -108? :shock:

  63. z May 22nd, 2010 at 1:06 am

    RS 144

    RA 252

    can’t be too encouraging for Pirate fans

    (I’m a big fan of understatements)

  64. z May 22nd, 2010 at 1:07 am

    They are 18 and 23

    —————–

    unsustainable

  65. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 1:10 am

    95 of their Runs Against came in 7 games :)

  66. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Pirates are 12-1 when holding opponents to 3 runs or less.

  67. pat May 22nd, 2010 at 1:11 am

    AnthonyDiComo “I knew these guys from the TV,” Takahashi said. “But it’s kind of scary to watch them face-to-face. So I didn’t watch their faces.” #Mets

  68. SullyLV May 22nd, 2010 at 1:12 am

    @Carl- If you have directv you should be able to watch the game on the Yes network channel
    631.If by some chance it isn’t on yes that try channel 720.If you have HD channel 720dash 1.
    Both channels will let you watch different games at the same time.Better that than not watching game at all.

  69. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 1:13 am

    AnthonyDiComo “I knew these guys from the TV,” Takahashi said. “But it’s kind of scary to watch them face-to-face. So I didn’t watch their faces.” #Mets

    Thus proving that japanese are the best at sports quotes. That has to be up there with some Ichiro quotes.

  70. z May 22nd, 2010 at 1:14 am

    uh-oh

    spinal surgery for Bono:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ent.....139846.stm

    the amount of $$$ tied up in that tour is mind-boggling. those stage sets are the most expensive ever created for any tour.

    I remember reading a post here how that tour even impacted the Yankees schedule. Now some of those shows might not even happen…

  71. m May 22nd, 2010 at 1:14 am

    pat,

    That’s a funny quote. Poor guy. He availed himself pretty well. Unfortunately, thanks in part to the Yankees. :?

    Lucky for Takahashi, the Yankees don’t have names on their jerseys. :)

  72. Nick in SF May 22nd, 2010 at 1:14 am

    They are actually 18 and 24. :(

  73. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Rays are 24-1 when allowing 3 runs or less :x

    Basically if you can manage to score more than 3 runs off them you got a decent chance of winning, but that stat doesn’t bode well :x :x rays pitching :x :x

  74. m May 22nd, 2010 at 1:17 am

    I agree. :mad: :mad:

  75. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Jack drops duties as Jacob to perform spinal surgery on Bono.

  76. Nick in SF May 22nd, 2010 at 1:19 am

    You forgot the spoiler alert. :mad:

  77. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Spoiler alert!! bono has back surgery, may walk again (or may not!)

  78. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I have never seen so many emoticons…

  79. Nick in SF May 22nd, 2010 at 1:22 am

    If Jack has to leave the island on Sunday, bloody Sunday, to fix Bono, I will follow.

    Sorry, I will give myself a time out for that.

  80. m May 22nd, 2010 at 1:22 am

    So…nobody has much to say when the Yankees win. :?

  81. z May 22nd, 2010 at 1:24 am

    What if they spent 2 hrs doing the “previously, on Lost” bit and only 20 minutes on the final episode?

    I don’t think many people would find it funny.

  82. Nick in SF May 22nd, 2010 at 1:25 am

    ‘previously on Lost’ will be a repeat of the 2-hour clip show they just showed.

  83. Jerkface May 22nd, 2010 at 1:26 am

    So…nobody has much to say when the Yankees win.

    Well no one is on here trying to demote half the roster, which fuels alot of the arguments. Hughes tomorrow, may the post game boards remain silent!

  84. Nick in SF May 22nd, 2010 at 1:26 am

    m, you are funny. There was talk about the Yankees all night long.

    ALL NIGHT LONG!

    Right now there are bigger issues, like the Pom Pom Patrol’s investigation.

  85. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Really, in recent days Joba, Jeter, and even Mo to some degree were under attack from the Chicken Littles.

  86. m May 22nd, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Spoiler Alert!!

    Jin Kwon leaves the island and reappears as Det. Chin Ho Kelly.

  87. z May 22nd, 2010 at 1:30 am

    nobody has much to say when the Yankees win.

    ——————

    They’re right where they need to be. Every starting pitcher healthy, and throwing well.

    This was a tough week. Those frustrating losses seemed like they took the wind out the sails, but in reality it’s just part of the ebb and flow.

    The best part of today’s game was watching Russo rake. I would have killed to have his swing.

  88. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 1:35 am

    There has also been the issue of the inconsistency of the pen, but hopefully that’s settling down with Robertson pitching like he did last season, Joba regaining command, Mo pitching more regularly, and Aceves’s return should help.

  89. Nick in SF May 22nd, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Jin. :(

  90. Uncle Ellsworth May 22nd, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Mo’s early season hiccup is over. citifield is a cavern thank God- pretty sure Mariano knew it too.

  91. Uncle Ellsworth (KRFC) May 22nd, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Need to pummel ths Mets.

    protect your fn fingers PLEASE!

  92. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 2:04 am

    I’m not sure it is over. Girardi mentioned that his command is still off. He may need a few more outings.

  93. Uncle Ellsworth (KRFC) May 22nd, 2010 at 2:19 am

    over

  94. Uncle Ellsworth (KRFC) May 22nd, 2010 at 2:20 am

    and done

  95. Daniel May 22nd, 2010 at 2:22 am

    On a funny note (please, refrain from seeing this as a “Yankee bashing” topic starter and just see it as something amusing):

    Does anyone have any current or former Yankees that they can recall having a totally irrational dislike/hatred for?

    For instance, I currently hate Randy Winn more than I’ve ever hated a New York Yankee (Juan Acevedo, I think, ranks second for me). You could probably argue that the hatred for him is rational based on his play so far, but I have hated him since the day he signed. There’s something about him that bothers me, and his play has not changed my opinion. For instance, when I saw the lineup tonight I said to my friend, “Any time you can throw a pitcher in the 9 hole and not lose anything from your regular lineup, you have to be happy.”

    So, just for fun… Anyone else feel free to explain their overwhelming dislike for any current or former Yankees?

  96. Carl May 22nd, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Only Yankee fans can hate their 5 outfielder who happens to be playing because of injuries.

  97. Brian May 22nd, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Not a believer in karma or anything like that – but at some point you’d expect the bad luck to run out. At this rate we will be starting a softball team out there. When do the injuries end??

  98. m May 22nd, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Awww. I love this kid Russo. He sounds so humble. I’m adopting him.

    His brother and ni-ece (what’s wrong with this word?!) flew in to watch, but Kevin didn’t know the protocol on tickets, so his mother & grandmother watched from home. What a shame they weren’t there. Hopefully, they’ll be there tomorrow when he hopefully gets another start. :)

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5209920

  99. RUFUS1 May 22nd, 2010 at 5:03 am

    SAM & CHAD too, if youre going to use audio clips please make sure they sound good. Thanks

  100. m May 22nd, 2010 at 5:10 am

    What the..? Go find audio somewhere else if you’re not satisfied. Good luck with that. This is it, dude.

  101. Tex is bogus crap May 22nd, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Daniel

    I can’t stand Teixeira. He performed like a circus animal, bouncing from team to team. He caught Cashman’s eye, who of course found a way to bring him to the team. He was an offensive non factor in postseason last year and this season picked up where he left off, doing nothing. He’s still gets a pass disguised as a slow start. He like many other bats hired go on vacation once they come and secure the big fat guaranteed contract!!

  102. Jete's in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Daniel

    Watching Jeter out after three ball at bat is grating on me, even though I like the guy. Russo in one inning made the pitcher throw 9 pitches before he was out. Jeter swings anywhere between 1-3 pitch and is out. It’s getting hard to watch his at bats lately.

  103. Haiku-man May 22nd, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Brad Penny hit his 1st run of his career last night, was a grand slam in the 3rd. He wasn’t able to pitch the next inning, because the over stuffed pitcher, pulled a lateral, only detected when he tried to warm up to start the next inning ! ;) jahahahah

  104. JetersNOTindecline May 22nd, 2010 at 8:10 am

    By the end of the year he will have his .315, 15-20 Hrs, and 80 RBIs and will have hopefully helped the Yankees win #28. He has gone through these spells peridocially in his career.

  105. Jete's in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 8:15 am

    keep dreaming!

  106. GreenBeret7 May 22nd, 2010 at 8:20 am

    8:15 AM on a Saturday morning and idiots are trolling. Jesus, you dim-witted clowns, go out and play in your sandboxes before breakfast. Do what you usually do…dump sand on your heads and eat the cat crap in buried in the sand.

  107. blake May 22nd, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I’m not sure trolls sleep. The Yanks gained a full game on the Rays, Sox , and Tigers last night….I’d call that a good outcome and something to be happy about.

  108. Jete's in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Not a troll a fan that isn’t a part of the kumbayah club. Jeter is under performing. Olny children
    do name calling. Only someone who sticks . his head in the sand, can’t see the truth. His at bats yield automatic outs, he shouldn’t lead off, until it’s corrected

  109. murphydog May 22nd, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Speaking of an irrational hatred of a former Yankee….

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

    Is it possible for an entire Federal bureaucracy to be obsessed with someone?

    Jeff Novitsky and his pension padding partners are still trying to extract the truth and some DNA from Red Bag medical waste, right out of an episode of NCIS… and for what? To be able to say they are now ready to continue the cash hemorrhage by trying this case, a trial that could take years to finally start and finish? And the heinous offense here is “lying to Congress”? Congress? Prosecuting Clemens protects the sanctity of what goes on in that place? That collection of demagogic, sex-crazed, thieving megalomaniacs we call Congress deserves to be horsewhipped. WE need to be protected from THEM.

    Forget the two foreign wars underway. Drug lords are shooting up our southern borders and a fanatical bomber would have succeeded in blowing up Times Square were it not for his failure to pay closer attention to the Home Depot sales associate who tried to explain electrical wiring to him. We cannot educate our kids and unemployment won’t come off the dime. Priorities, people. Put those lousy Feds to work on something that matters instead of a long hard slog to soothe the egos of those idiots in D.C. who feel they might have been told something less than the truth by a dingbat jock. How about we investigate the last time someone told the truth to Congress?

  110. Jete's in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Nobody was happier than me, that the Yankees were the only one to win in the top four of the division. That still doesn’t erase Jeter’s lackluster at bats. When has Jeter batted .273? He’s either playing hurt, or in decline! This isn’t a slump.

  111. murphydog May 22nd, 2010 at 8:34 am

    “His at bats yield automatic outs, he shouldn’t lead off, until it’s corrected”

    Tee-hee. No name calling needed. Stuff like that speaks for itself.

  112. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 8:35 am

    What’s a lateral? A Latissimus dorsi?

    Anyway, whether it’s the league differences or Dave Duncan or both, Penny has turned it around, like Piniero did last season.

  113. GreenBeret7 May 22nd, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Jete’s in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 8:29 am
    Not a troll a fan that isn’t a part of the kumbayah club. Jeter is under performing. Olny children
    do name calling. Only someone who sticks . his head in the sand, can’t see the truth. His at bats yield automatic outs, he shouldn’t lead off, until it’s corrected

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

    You must have a guilty conscience since nobody called you by name. You lose.

  114. Keeping it real May 22nd, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I did not have sexual relations with that women, ;) sound faniliar?

  115. 86w183 May 22nd, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I wrote a week ago I would lead off Gardner now. The Jeter to No. 1 was special last year, but with a guy like Gardner you can start drive pitchers nuts immediately.

    However there’s no cause for concern about Jeter or Teixiera. These guys are proven performers and you don’t go screwing around with things less than a quarter way through the season.

  116. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 8:41 am

    “”This isn’t a slump.”

    On May 1, Jeter was hitting:

    .327 .356 .510 .866

    SSS is still the best explanation.

  117. Jete's in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I know your pit bull attitude, also I didn’t mention your name either, and you responded. That makes your conscience guilty to? et tu brutes

  118. upstate kate May 22nd, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I apparently am part of the kumbayah club! Yay for Javy! Yay for Russo! Hopefully Phil continues the winning ways.

  119. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 8:43 am

    “I did not have sexual relations with that women, sound faniliar?”

    Who cares?

  120. blake May 22nd, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I’m not in a place to look this up, but I’d venture a guess that Jeter has been hitting .273 or lower on May 21 a few times in his career.

  121. murphydog May 22nd, 2010 at 8:45 am

    “I know your pit bull attitude, also I didn’t mention your name either, and you responded. That makes your conscience guilty to? et tu brutes”

    Huh?

  122. blake May 22nd, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Kate,
    The planet stuff the other day was just my poor attempt at lightening the mood around here…it was extra snippy that morning :)

  123. Jete's in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 8:50 am

    RichNj

    I hope I’m wrong, and you’re right, but his at bats are awful. Jeter of all people could work a count, if he get to three pitches, the 3rd is an out. I want to be wrong, he’s a favorite of mine.

    Another thing that concerns me is the lob stat. When the bats are silent and a player gets on, why not manufacture runs. i.e. Last night none out a person on 2nd and 3rd, the three players that came ul were all outs, nobody brought in.

  124. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 8:51 am

    “I’m not in a place to look this up, but I’d venture a guess that Jeter has been hitting .273 or lower on May 21 a few times in his career.”

    You don’t have to go back very far. Last year on May 21:

    .273 .351 .418 .770

    Granted, his OBP and SLG were higher.

  125. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 8:52 am

    It’s not that I’m right or wrong. I just go with the facts. Jeter could be in decline for all I know. But from the stats I am looking at, I don’t see the evidence yet.

  126. RMS May 22nd, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Jeter is in a slump, he will come out of it.

  127. Keeping it real May 22nd, 2010 at 8:53 am

    murpydog

    That was an answer to a question posted above, it doesn’t concern you. The question wasbout a who hasn’t lied to Congress at some time or another.

  128. GreenBeret7 May 22nd, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Here you go Kate. Let’s sing along with Joanie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3MiD_U4CHQ

    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Someone’s singing Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s singing Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s singing Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbayah

    Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Someone’s sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

  129. Jete's in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 8:55 am

    RMS
    I hope you’re right, it’s a slump.

  130. GreenBeret7 May 22nd, 2010 at 8:56 am

    In 2004, Jeter was hitting .194 on May 21st.

    http://www.baseball-reference......;year=2004

  131. upstate kate May 22nd, 2010 at 8:59 am

    thanks GB :)

    Blake
    sorry I didn’t get your SNL reference. Apart from a brief interlude watching Tina Fey do her Palin thing, I haven’t watched SNL in years…and I was fairly certain you knew the sun was not a planet :)

  132. Jete's in decline May 22nd, 2010 at 9:00 am

    What was he hitting last year, not 6 yrs ago! What’s he hitting Now Kumbayah?

  133. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I already posted what Jeter was hitting last year on May 21.

  134. murphydog May 22nd, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Kumbaya: a golden oldie, back from the days when everyone thought a toke of smoke and a hit from a jug of wine was the answer to everything. Turns out life is a little more nuanced than sitting around in a circle, holding hands and singing by the campfire.

    Somebody who won’t sit around and sing kumbaya is, at least superficially, trying on the cloak of independent thought. Being a contrarian, however, puking forth without facts, and just for the “fun” of riling up the rational folks, really isn’t being the lone voice of reason against a current of narcotized fanboys. It’s childish. And that would be you, Teix troll and Jeter troll. If indeed you are not one in the same, your “reasoning” is identical. Get lost.

  135. Rich in NJ May 22nd, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Austin Jackson now has 50 K in 174 AB (189 PA).

  136. the gay Yankee fan May 22nd, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Hahaha TB Rays lost to door mat Astros.

    Where are all those suckers here that were ready to hand over the title to the Rays on May 19?!!!

    God, people here are stupid.

  137. austinmac May 22nd, 2010 at 9:18 am

    GB–Thanks for the lyrics. I feel so–at peace. I have this strange desire to hand out leaflets.

  138. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 22nd, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Did you know Beckett hit the DL when he came out the game with the Yankees the other night?
    He really was hurt, and bosox just gave him an extension too!!

    Branch Ricky said, ” I’d rather get rid of player a year too early, than a year too late.”
    They’re stuck with him now!!

  139. GreenBeret7 May 22nd, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Santiago: “Have faith in the Yankees, my son. Think of the great DiMaggio.”

  140. Comet May 22nd, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Good Morning USKate. Agree things are getting better. We have Swish back, Grandy is on the way. Javy has had two decent starts in a row. and the toughest part of our schedule is behind us.

    Are you getting rain today?

    C

  141. Haiku-man May 22nd, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Hughes Pelfrey, let’s get it on!!

  142. GreenBeret7 May 22nd, 2010 at 9:27 am

    austinmac May 22nd, 2010 at 9:18 am
    GB–Thanks for the lyrics. I feel so–at peace. I have this strange desire to hand out leaflets

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

    Hey Mac. How are things going down your way?

    I suggest that the best place for handing out leaflets is at the end of Congress ave…in front of the capital. They love that stuff in Austin. I haven’t seen much on it in a few years, but, have they been able to get a new growth from The Treaty Oak? That was a sad day when they poisoned that gorgeous old tree.

  143. Steve May 22nd, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Russo looks like a man with a plan in the batter’s box. I like Teixeira but his wiggling the bat waiting for the pitch gets me nervous. He needs a quiet bat. It might add an extra second to his concentration.
    Pleeeeeeeze Joe Girardi, no Randy Winn today.

  144. GreenBeret7 May 22nd, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Steve May 22nd, 2010 at 9:28 am
    Russo looks like a man with a plan in the batter’s box. I like Teixeira but his wiggling the bat waiting for the pitch gets me nervous. He needs a quiet bat. It might add an extra second to his concentration.
    Pleeeeeeeze Joe Girardi, no Randy Winn today.

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

    You’re aware that Winn has been more productive in 30 less at bats than Jeter in May, right?

  145. austinmac May 22nd, 2010 at 9:36 am

    GB–Not much growth on Treaty Oak. It was interesting in Austin the poisoner got more time than he would have if he had poisoned a person. Things are good down here. How about in your neck of the woods? Savannah?

  146. GreenBeret7 May 22nd, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Not bad at all up here, Mac. That old tree was always a place to go. What a magnificent tree. I just looked it up and found a new listing that in 1997 they collected the first acorns from the tree since it was poisoned and they’ve been planted all around Texas and other states. Hard to believe that tree survived. They said that there was enough poison injected to kill 100 trees. Some things are just meant to last forever.

  147. murphydog May 22nd, 2010 at 9:46 am

    “When Joe Girardi was in trouble, the Yankees spent $423.5 million on CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and A.J. Burnett and bought him a parade.

    Manuel? He got Jason Bay and his one homer for a lousy 66 million clams.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5209873

    Did Ian O’Connor have his “disingenuous” nerve surgically removed? You cannot “buy” a championship. The Yankees tried it several times and proved it cannot be done most recently between 2001 and 2008. And even when you “buy” players, they still have to play. O’Connor undercuts his own faulty logic by citing Jason Bay. He was “bought” but he hasn’t done crap.

    And for the one millionth time, how are the Yankees “bad” for playing by the rules? Free Agency is the law of the baseball land. Don’t like the law? Change it and revel in the ensuing mediocrity.

    O’Connor and his ilk don’t like success; it’s irritating to them when someone or some group has so much money and consolidates so much power, despite the fact that the Yankee cash is derived from their success and good business sense and all they do for the game of baseball.

    Does O’Connor hate himself for his own achievements and hard work and making a nice living? Does O’Connor have a problem working for ESPN despite their size and market dominance and all the money they make and spend even if ESPN frightens away smaller competitors and market challengers all the time? Strangely, no.

    So why are O’Connor’s – and most other sportswriters’ – rules different when it comes to the Yankees? Nothing succeeds like success, unless it’s criticizing success for ESPN.

  148. SJ44 May 22nd, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Murph,

    The NY media LOVES Jerry Manuel. They love his quips, his “off the record” chats, and his “unnamed source” behavior.

    They will go to all lengths to save his job. Bending the truth included.

    Its pathetic behavior but, that’s how guys like Wally Matthews and Ian O’Connor roll.

    I lost all respect for Manuel when he undermined Willie Randolph to take his job.

    You pull that nonense and keep respect.

    Its a karma thing what’s happening to him now.

    Couldn’t happen to a “nicer” guy.

  149. Haiku-man May 22nd, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Email from a Cardinal fan: Wow beating LAA was easy what’s the Yankees problem?

    Reply from me: They beat them when it counted, and won pennant #40, your win might have cost your pitcher a trip to the DL, he busted a gut!!

    Card fan reply: I wish it was the Yankees last night.

    My reply: Why,so you can finally stop using the WS win against the Yankees in 1964 in your bragadosia talk? Cards will nevah be on the Yankees level, you small markets crack me up! Green isn’t your color!!

  150. Bret the Hitman May 22nd, 2010 at 10:02 am

    The Mets are just a terrible terrible organization.

    They’re like the Yankees teams of the late 1980′s.

  151. mick May 22nd, 2010 at 10:03 am

    So why are O’Connor’s – and most other sportswriters’ – rules different when it comes to the Yankees? Nothing succeeds like success, unless it’s criticizing success for ESPN.
    ===================================
    Because it makes good copy?

  152. randy l. May 22nd, 2010 at 10:33 am

    i noticed that pedroia is hitting.275.

    in combination with that receding hairline , that must mean he’s in decline and this is really the beginning of the end.

    soon some injury will happen like a foul to his foot and when he goes to the disabled list that will further prove that he’s seen better days.

    everyone knows that getting older makes you worse.

  153. Kevin C May 23rd, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Is Javier going to be the next Pavano?

  154. Kevin C May 23rd, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Keep him in the pen.


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