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Game 46: Yankees at Twins (updated with player moves)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 26, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (27-18)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Marcus Thames DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Kevin Russo LF
Brett Gardner CF

LHP Andy Pettitte (5-1, 2.68 ERA)
Career vs. Twins

TWINS (26-19)
Denard Span CF
Orlando Hudson 2B
Joe Mauer DH
Justin Morneau 1B
Michael Cuddyer RF
Delmon Young LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Brandan Harris 3B
Drew Butera C

LHP Francisco Liriano (4-3, 3.25)
Career vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m. / YES Network and ESPN2

UMPIRES: HP Brian O”Nora, 1B Scott Barry, 2B Phil Cuzzi, 3B Chris Guccione

WEATHER: Still the same terrific weather we enjoyed for the first game.

TOUGH MATCHUP: Jim Thome is a career .214 hitter against Andy Pettitte, but every other Twins position player with more than 12 career at-bats against the Yankees has starter has at least a .308 batting average. Delmon Young is a .563 hitter against Pettitte.

ONE IN THE BOOKS: The Yankees already have one win today, getting  a 1-0 win in the continuation of last night’s game. Here’s Derek Jeter’s postgame interview, which was pretty hilarious.

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UPDATE, 7:03 p.m.: The following moves have been made:

Chad Gaudin signed, added to the major league roster.
Boone Logan optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Shane Lindsay DFA to open a spot on the 40-man roster.

Gaudin is wearing No. 41 and available for tonight’s game.

UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: The Twins just distributed their lineup and it’s been added to the post. Meanwhile, Nick Swisher has a one-out double in the first inning.

UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Denard Span was called safe on a very close stolen base attempt at third base, and the Twins turned that into a run on Joe Mauer’s RBI single. Twins lead it, 1-0.

UPDATE, 8:05 p.m.: Andy Pettitte gets another double play ball to get through the third without allowing another Twins run. Problem is, this Yankees offense hasn’t done much to suggest they can overcome a 1-0 lead.

UPDATE, 8:14 p.m.: Big two-out RBI double by Russo has tied the game at 1. There’s a reason the Yankees are sticking with him in left field the past few days.

UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: Russo’s still figuring out a few things in left field, but he’s athletic enough to get the job done. That catch against the wall was a pretty good one, and shows just how hard it is to get a ball out of this ball park. Jeter really crushed that homer in this afternoon’s continuation.

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Two-out single by Russo, two-out triple by Gardner. Just like that, the Yankees have a 2-1 lead.

UPDATE, 8:59 p.m.: Andy Pettitte keeps rolling. A 1-2-3 sixth inning has the Yankees still on top, 2-1.

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.: So much for that lead. An RBI double by Delmon Young has tied the game and some bodies are starting to move in the Yankees bullpen. Still no one getting loose, though.

UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: Pinch hitting for Thames, Juan Miranda just smoked a ball to center field, but it died in this park and was caught on the track. Still tied at 2.

UPDATE, 9:37 p.m.: I don’t remember ever seeing Andy Pettitte that pumped up on the field. Huge 3-1 pitch to Mauer to get an inning-ending double play. Wow. Still tied at 2.

UPDATE, 9:44 p.m.: Nick Swisher, ladies and gentlemen. First Jeter does it in the first game, now Swisher does it in the second.

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772 Responses to “Game 46: Yankees at Twins (updated with player moves)”

  1. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    When has Jeter or Gardner been on base all month in a stealing opportunity? Granderson isn’t even playing! What were the pitchers? What were the catchers? The conditions?

    I know Randy thinks its a video game and you can just steal whenever, but real baseball folk understand that a lot goes into getting a stolen base.

    Like, getting to first. Then being sure enough of the steal, the pitchers move, the catchers time, the pitch selection.

  2. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 26th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    jerkface, couldnt have said it better myself.

  3. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Jon

    You’re wrong.

    Venus is a fashion designer. She wore her own line in front of the French, because they are appreciative of fashion and more open and liberal than Americans.

  4. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Basically, what I’m saying is, bullpen catchers don’t have to worry about the stolen base.

  5. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!! Score a lot of runs!

  6. Chris May 26th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Ugh. Tex playing again. Ugh.

  7. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 26th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    great stuff from jeet.

    win toinght and we r on a 2 game win streak in the span of 3-4 hours!
    :)

  8. pat May 26th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    BloggingBombers To make room for Gaudin on the 40-man, RHP Shane Lindsay was DFA’d. LHP Boone Logan sent to Triple-A to make room on the 25-man roster.

  9. Dylan May 26th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    eboland11

    Yankees make it official: Chad Gaudin signed; Boone Logan optioned to Scranton

  10. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 26th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    boone goes byby

  11. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Pets Lohud

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  12. champ809 May 26th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    repost

    champ809 May 26th, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    Randy

    Swish is what 28-29 that’s younger than before and really what is the big difference batting Gardy 9th- where I prefer him as opposed to 2nd?

    In fact one could argue that this is the perfect way to use these players as you’re best most accomplished hitters lead you out of the gate in terms of Jeet,Swish,Tex,ARod,Cano and Posada 1st time around the order and then as the order turns over your young, speedy, little ball players who are the Velli,Russo,Gardner portion of the roster now become table setters for those guys i.e. Velli-7 Russo-8 Gardy-9 setting the table for Jeet, Swish-work the count high obp in front of Tex, ARod and Robbie etc…

  13. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Logan sent down! Yes! Thank ya Jesus!

  14. Chad Jennings May 26th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Gaudin signed, Logan optioned, Lindsay DFA

  15. georgie May 26th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Jim Thome is a career .214 hitter against Andy Pettitte, but every other Twins position player with more than 12 career at-bats against the Yankees has starter has at least a .308 batting average. Delmon Young is a .563 hitter against Pettitte.

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

    I think this is the definition for the word “DOOM”.

  16. 7789 May 26th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    With Gaudin now has the longman and Park struggling I think Mitre will get a little more important role.

  17. H May 26th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    great.

    Maybe next will be Tim Redding and Darrell Rasner.

  18. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    and Rex Reed says:

    The only thing memorable about Sex and the City 2 is the number two part, which describes it totally, if you get my drift.

  19. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 26th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    i honesntly think Chan Ho wont last the year.
    injury wise.

  20. vey May 26th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    CR9

    On the last thread someone posted under your moniker a racial epithet, the N word, I hope it wasn’r you!

  21. Rick May 26th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Can’t imagine Girardi going with just Marte as a bullpen lefty. With an open spot on the 40-man roster I’d expect to be seeing Royce Ring.

  22. pat May 26th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Gardner 9th and Swisher 2nd gives them a 9, 1, 2 who have a combined 7 for 18 against Liriano so the goal may have been finding a logical way of keeping those 3 lumped together to generate runs.

  23. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    vey

    It’s been going on for weeks now. It’s not a big deal. It’s just best to ignore comments like that!

  24. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 26th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    no quotes from gaudin?

  25. raymagnetic May 26th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Is the blog still polarized over stolen bases :???:

  26. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Unfortunately, recent history tells us that Boone might return even if the didn’t do anything obvious to redeem himself.

    /LOST’d

  27. H May 26th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Weren’t Matt DeSalvo and Chase Wright available?

  28. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Jeter should steal here, oh wait he isn’t on base

  29. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Creams one! What a dork Michael Kay is.

  30. me May 26th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I rather have Ortiz than Tex for the rest of their contracts.

  31. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    And randy, it’s very possible that I don’t understand the wisdom of what you’re saying, but to the layman like myself it really looks like you’ve lost the plot.

    Girardi isn’t making some radical change to your idea of small ball ‘cos he knows he would get fired if he did?

    I guess that’s one possibility.

    I’m not going to pretend that tonight’s lineup validates anything I said, but I like what Girardi did this time. Hope it work!

  32. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    “I know Randy thinks its a video game and you can just steal whenever, but real baseball folk understand that a lot goes into getting a stolen base.”

    jerkface-

    aren’t you the video game guy and aren’t i the guy that was in the bullpen sitting next to two guys who respectively stole 96 and 97 bases in a season ?

    yup, omar moreno stole 96 and ron leflore stole 97 and i sat next to them for two years listening when they weren’t playing. sorry no video games.

    i’ve been around real baseball folk.
    how do you know what real baseball folk think?

    nice try trying to turn that one around.

    that said, i can appreciate your sabermetric way of playing. the yankees can win with it as long as other teams play with a similar philosophy.

    by the way what is your favorite video game? maybe i should look into it.

  33. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    # me May 26th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I rather have Ortiz than Tex for the rest of their contracts.

    Yeah because you’re a dumbass.

  34. YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    This offense is really awful

  35. qiantom May 26th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Hope we don’t see Gaudin tonight.

  36. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    yup, omar moreno stole 96 and ron leflore stole 97 and i sat next to them for two years listening when they weren’t playing. sorry no video games.

    The yankees have no one on the team that will ever steal 90 bags. Moreno stole 67% of the time he had the opportunity to go. His team was terrible offensively. They were one of the worst at scoring runs. Its likely no one was ahead of him whenever he reached base because everyone was terrible. He also got caught stealing 33 times. And only scored 87 runs!!

    87!! You’re trying to get us to steal so Jeter can lose 20 runs off his norm?

    Are you crazy.

  37. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    “Basically, what I’m saying is, bullpen catchers don’t have to worry about the stolen base.”

    good point , what do lifelong couch potatoes like you worry about? :)

  38. JM May 26th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Rather have Ortiz than Tex? No thanks! Even when Tex is not hitting he is playing Gold Glove first base and saving us runs with his defense. Remember the horror of Jason “Golden Thong” Giambi at first? I really liked Giambi but watching him play first was frustrating, to say the least.

  39. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    good point , what do lifelong couch potatoes like you worry about?

    Certainly not the 1% difference in Jeters attempted steals on the season, like you. you’re very good at obsessing about something which isn’t significant.

  40. MaineYankee May 26th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Either the tourist have arrived or the RS fans are getting obnoxious making randy cranky. :lol:

  41. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    jeters going at a 15 stolen base rate for the year.

    that’s half of his 30 last year.

  42. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    That’s how you hit with risp

  43. YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Can we score two? Not sure.

  44. blake May 26th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Sutcliffe is such an idiot….yea I’d like to see him catch that ball any other way than he did…to catch it and even get a tag down was a great play.

  45. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    jeters going at a 15 stolen base rate for the year.

    that’s half of his 30 last year.

    Counting stat. He isn’t getting on base as much as 2009, he is attempting steals the same amount as 09

  46. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    randy, not too long ago you were calm and said what at the time I though was wise. I will paraphrase here, you basically said the team is shorthanded, scuffling, and is about to play a really tough stretch of games, so it would be good if they can tread water during that time before the schedule gets softer and injured players come back.

    Now it just sounds like you got impatient and jumpy and rash.

  47. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Mauer should of been walked. Try to get a DP. They just continue to allow Mauer to kill them. Either figure out a better scouting report or with a base open walk him.

  48. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Now it just sounds like you got impatient and jumpy and rash.

    You’d think his years of experience watching the action would have graced him with perspective.

  49. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Buster Olney linked to a writer saying that the Red Sox dislike Cervelli and Cervelli’s “arrogant attitude” and it’s no wonder why the Sox “threw at Cervelli”

  50. pat May 26th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Let’s go Yankee bats!

  51. JM May 26th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Buster just trying to stir things up, as usual.

  52. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Mauer hits: .294 .401 .454 .855 vs the yankees, which is actually below his total averages

  53. YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    You don’t walk Mauer w/ a hitter as good as Morneau on deck. Ludicrous.

  54. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    You cant walk Mauer this early in the game to bring up Morneau with 1 out.

  55. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Morneau has a lot more holes in his swing than Mauer does. Both are good hitters but Morneau is an easier out if you expand the strike zone.

  56. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Tex n a rod are disastrous right now

  57. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    Mauer should of been walked. Try to get a DP. They just continue to allow Mauer to kill them. Either figure out a better scouting report or with a base open walk him.

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

    Pettitte threw him a near perfect pitch on the thumbs and Mauer it over the infield. The mistake was to Span…not Mauer.

  58. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    They should double steal with Cano and Cervelli. If only to let the Twins know they’re serious.

  59. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    That 2nd pitch was not a strike.

  60. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    4 balls in the AB, and it’s a strikeout. yuck.

  61. m May 26th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    What! The Sox don’t like our Venezuelan Italian?! Well! Harumph, their Venezuelan Italian is arrogant, too! Throw at Scutaro!

  62. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    that first pitch to Gardy is not a strike.

  63. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    This ump is in strike calling mode. Anything near the plate…

  64. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    double in the gap would be amazing

  65. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    For the love of Chad Jennings, will someone get a hit with RISP tonight.

  66. MaineYankee May 26th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    GB7

    I think ray took Killer with him to Alaska. :lol:

    I was listening to an interview with the Sea Dogs mang. this am. He said Trenton was the best team they have seen this year.

    After seeing ray’s e-mail adress I think he and I went to HS together.

  67. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    The Michael Kay Show is just talking about the Twins’ record against us. That’s all he can do.

    He has no insight into the game. Nothing. Just the same stats and knowledge that his underlings get for him.

  68. JM May 26th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    RISP=less

  69. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I would assume Gardner is getting the slider here

  70. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    This is beyond sad.

  71. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    A hit with RISP will come one of these days…..

  72. MaineYankee May 26th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    m

    Interesting series going on in the west.

    Hoping the east is finnished tonight.

  73. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    If they had double stole, those 2 strike outs would never happen

  74. YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Cano must feel like he’s on an island. Maybe he can give hitting lessons? And please sit down Texeira. Damn, Moeller can’t be any worse.

  75. JM May 26th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    The Yankees have been hitting well with RISP, in the ninth inning of games that they are losing by several runs.

  76. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Liriano has good stuff but Gardner has looked very bad against lefties recently. He looked terrible against the Mets lefty pitchers.

  77. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Sox hate Cervelli because he really was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

  78. JM May 26th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Lackey got out of a first and second, one out jam in the first, now Beltre homers in the top of the second, 1-0 Red Sox

  79. Rob NY May 26th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I think the main problem is that Teix and A-Rod aren’t hitting right now. I’m not a fan of the stolen base so I may be biased but when your 40 and 50 HR guys each have less homers than Dustin Pedroia things are beyond what 10 more stolen bases would cure. Throw into that mix the injuries and it’s a recipe for (relative) disaster.

    Nick — Why did the others want Walt so bad for all that time?

  80. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    “Either the tourist have arrived or the RS fans are getting obnoxious making randy cranky ”

    maine yankee-

    you should have seen me late last night past midnight when some of the young bartenders at the restaurant next door were playing soccer in the street in front of my store front and kicked a ball that almost went through my display window. (world cup fever i guess)

    when they didn’t say a word when i asked them what the ——— they were doing?

    i thought that was it.

    nope , this morning i found a giant soccer ball drawn on my sidewalk in difficult to remove chalk.

    you should have seen the look on the bartenders faces when i woke them up at 7:00 am ( five hours before their normal wake up time) pounding on their door to come down and clean the sidewalk or else.

    “or else” was left to their imagination, but it didn’t involve me calling in anyone else shall we say.

    they cleaned and hosed down the sidewalk so well that me and all the breakfast waitresses gave them a standing ovation as they decided to keep going and do in front of their restaurant too. it ended up with everyone laughing, but cranky didn’t begin to describe me when i saw the soccer ball on the sidewalk.

    actually now it’s pretty funny in retrospect.

    and now that you mention it they were red sox fans :)

  81. Rob NY May 26th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Also, if the Cape looks anything like Nantasket has re: Red Sox fans I don’t envy Randy. I can avoid the general public, he has no choice but to deal with the barbarian horde.

  82. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    A 1-0 defecit feels like an insurmountable lead. We go through these funks every year and every year it seems like its the worst funk in decades. We really need one bloop to fall and jumpstart a multirun inning to open the flood gates and get us going. The only way we struggle over the next few weeks, based on our schedule, is if the bats remain this limp. Its tough to watch right now though. Runners on 2nd, no outs, one out, career 280+ hitters at the plate and on deck and in the hole and it feels like we are a 1 in 10 shot to score the run.

  83. ac1 May 26th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    these espn announcers are terrible. they dont seem to be correct on any of their facts.

  84. m May 26th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Yes, MY, it is a series now.

    Hoping Orlando can eek out another game or two.

  85. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Shut up Michael Kay.

  86. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    the city of criminals, the city of crime, the city of sleaze, the city of slime, the city of thieves, corruption, degradation, lynching, racism, violence, harm, riots, murderers, viciousness, hate, vitriol, and worst of all…

    The city of Peter Gammons!

  87. JM May 26th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Garza not pitching well for Rays. Just walked Varitek, at 38 pitches with only one out in top of the second.

  88. MaineYankee May 26th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    randy

    I know how bad the tourists can be and how the obnoxious the RS fans can be. They both can make one cranky. Getting older also has that effect. :lol:

  89. GG May 26th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    How can any team that includes Jason Varitek complain about anyone else being “arrogant”?

  90. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    “Nick — Why did the others want Walt so bad for all that time?”

    I think they were intrigued by his ability to grow 6′ tall in a few months?

    Ugh, I think this was one of the big screwups, but the problem starts with casting a 12 year old kid to play an 8 year old character… from interviews it sounds like part of the Walt-snatch and then letting him leave was about getting the actor off the show.

    The producer-liars also said we would see him again… I guess they meant in dvd special-features or something. :mad:

  91. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Even the Red Sox female reporters are pretty sleazy. Sl**ping with both Nick Green and Jason Varitek. YUCK! YUCK! YUCK!

    How much do you have to lower yourself to be with Nick Green?

  92. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Does Kay know that Mo hasn’t pitched a lot recently? Or has he not figured that out yet?! He talks too much.

  93. MaineYankee May 26th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    randy

    Isn’t midnight a bit late for you to be up? :lol:

  94. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Before it was all magic jacob, who could leave the island but didn’t want his brother to leave the island, there were a lot of cool mysteries including Walt and his powers and why the others would want him.

    But it was all LOST as the creators changed the focus to something more stupid.

  95. Tyler May 26th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    CR-

    Which Red Sox female reporter slept with Varitek? I haven’t heard this before lol

  96. nature boy May 26th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    i know he is jeter and all, but isn’t anyone else tired of the swing at the first pitch every at-bat lead-off man?

  97. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Who slept with Nick Green? Hazel Mae slept with Francona !

  98. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    “I will paraphrase here, you basically said the team is shorthanded, scuffling, and is about to play a really tough stretch of games, so it would be good if they can tread water during that time before the schedule gets softer and injured players come back.”

    treading water means their head was supposed to stay above the water.

    instead of them scratching out a victory every other game , they were going under.

    the malaise spread to the starting itching. the team was getting totally out of sync.

    so yeah, i thought they need to get back to basics.

    if they can stay 10 games over .500 until june 20th or so , i think they’ll be fine.

    if they drop down to 3-4 games over they are going to need a snorkle to breathe because they are going to be under water.

  99. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Heidi Watney!

  100. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    And Heidi Watney is gorgeous too. Why Nick Green and Jason Varitek (while he was separated from his wife)

  101. Tyler May 26th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    CR- With both Green and the Captain?

  102. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    woo! Bloop and a blast lets go.

  103. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Teixas leaguer

  104. Rob NY May 26th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    So pragmatism and reality stopped any potential Walt story line? That hasn’t stopped the Harry Potter franchise.

    My biggest problem is that we won’t be able to get any decent information out of the lost camp because IMO the whole “They set it up that way so they could move on together in their afterlife(ves)” type comment can gloss over all the loose ends.

  105. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Tyler

    Definitely the Captain. It was also rumored with Green, long after breaking up with Tek. But they have both denied it.

  106. Grow up May 26th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    # nature boy May 26th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    i know he is jeter and all, but isn’t anyone else tired of the swing at the first pitch every at-bat lead-off man?
    ——————————————————————————————————————

    Maybe they’ll call you to PH !

  107. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    “Isn’t midnight a bit late for you to be up?”

    maine yankee-

    i wasn’t up which was why soccer balls hitting the building made me a little cranky.

    i got even this morning though. there is going to be some bleary eyed bartenders tonight :)

  108. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    “the malaise spread to the starting itching.”

    Now I know why you’re willing to take so many foolish risks to scratch out a couple runs.

  109. H May 26th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I wish we could score more than zero runs per game.

  110. YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Vomiting in my mouth is more pleasant than watching this pathetic offense

  111. H May 26th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Brainiac

  112. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    once again the offense comes up empty… ugh!!!

  113. JM May 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Rays having some difficulty hitting with RISP as well but they just tied the game, 1-1

  114. nature boy May 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Grow up May 26th, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    # nature boy May 26th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    i know he is jeter and all, but isn’t anyone else tired of the swing at the first pitch every at-bat lead-off man?
    ——————————————————————————————————————

    Maybe they’ll call you to PH !
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    oh man, i think i just got lohud yankee blog message board owned

  115. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Liriano really has Arod off balance. He seems to be thinking too much at the plate.

  116. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    3-4 again

  117. m May 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Hot reporters sleeping with scummy Suxers? That thought’s enough to make anyone itchy.

  118. Tyler May 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    CR-

    I thought that was another one of your conspiracy theories lol but I googled in at it seems you are correct. I am sorry for ever doubting you.

  119. Duff Mulligan May 26th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Erica, if you’re reading you might appreciate this:

    I made the mistake of letting my 7-year old daughter watch The Big Bang Theory w/me and my wife last night.

    About half way through, we found ourselves encountering the following question:

    “What does coitus mean?”

    Thanks a lot, Sheldon.

  120. Grow up May 26th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    # YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Vomiting in my mouth is more pleasant than watching this pathetic offense

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    Have at it moron !

  121. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    “IMO the whole “They set it up that way so they could move on together in their afterlife(ves)” type comment can gloss over all the loose ends.”

    It glosses over loose ends in the ‘sideways’ story since it was all a figment of their collective whatevers, but it doesn’t gloss over any loose ends from the real story, which they assured us was all real and important.

  122. MaineYankee May 26th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    randy

    I guess Tex should have stolen 2nd there. That would catch the Twins by suprise. :lol:

  123. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    what is going on?? Where is the offense?!?!

  124. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Tyler

    Why would I make **** up? I give accurate information most of the time.

    As for my conspiracies, dont we all know why Joe West screwed the White Sox today in favor of the Indians?

    To help the Indians’ confidence coming into their series with us! BOOM!

  125. YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    “what is going on?? Where is the offense?!?!”

    Have you been living in a cave??

  126. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    It glosses over loose ends in the ’sideways’ story since it was all a figment of their collective whatevers, but it doesn’t gloss over any loose ends from the real story, which they assured us was all real and important.

    Jacob: My people, we have to defeat this smoke monster, its going to destroy the world. I have brought many candidates to the island

    Others: They’re candidates!! Kill them!! :x

    Jacob: I’m going to allow this!

    Stupid LOST.

  127. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Thats an E3

  128. Tyler May 26th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    CR-

    Lol. I hear you. I support you.

  129. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    You guys have no idea but the last 3 hours of my time have been – well, weird. Any way, sorry for the delay, but –

    The Winner of Tonight’s Guess The Line Up is:

    RayVT

    Congratulations!!

  130. pat May 26th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Robbie. :smile:

  131. 57' Yank May 26th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Cano plays like George Foreman fought when he last came out of retirement : RELAXED !

  132. m May 26th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Who is this fool? “I think they gotta give him an error on that. And I’ll tell you why. A lot of people think that Justin Morneau is the best defensive 1B this year and he has to pass this man, Mark Teixeira.” :? I mean, what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks? :? :? :?

  133. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I saw zero of the suspended game. I heard about Jeter’s HR and my husband told me he saved the game defensively, too. I guess I’ll go back out find out what happened. But he said Robertson got hit with a comebacker. Is he okay?????

  134. Tyler May 26th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Doreen-

    I think he’s ok. He came back and pitched a second inning. Arod actually caught the liner off Robertson for a out :).

    And it was a classic Jeter jump throw. Got Delmon Young by 3 steps. Simply beautiful.

  135. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    “I guess Tex should have stolen 2nd there. That would catch the Twins by suprise.”

    maine yankees-

    tex is on first base!!!?

    someone drop a pop up?

  136. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Jerkface, my theory is that Jacob meant well but he was a very poor communicator, especially with his followers (example: none of them ever got to meet him).

    I think his alibi is that he lived on the island for thousands of years but only had access to internet porn at the very end of his time there.

  137. m May 26th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Go, Robi, go! Please! Swipe a bag!

  138. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Maybe this could finally be the inning with the risp hit?!!!

  139. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Cano is so smooth, so terrific at turning that double play. He really needs to win the GG this season.

  140. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Re: LOST.

    I liked the finale as far as it being a happy ending and good episode. However, I did think the lack of explanations kinda made many of the storylines kinda pointless. The whole Dharma stuff, the people at the temple, Widmore, the time travel, etc…all seemed to be filler in the end . I thought they would in some way tie everything together a little better. I’m just not a fan of leaving things “open to interpretation”….tell me whats going on. Maybe I have no imagination

  141. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks Tyler -

    As I read your post, my husband had just switch to ESPN where they showed the replay of Jeter’s HR and defensive play and the game ending DP. So I’m up to speed now. Thanks!! :)

  142. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    “tex is on first base!!!?

    someone drop a pop up?”

    No Erica dropped him from Erica’s “AVENGERS”. More hits to come.

  143. YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Good job, Marcus!

  144. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Cano should have stolen second, then he’d still be at 2nd right now.

  145. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    They took their sweet time turning trying to turn that DP.

  146. Grow up May 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    # YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Good job, Marcus!

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    Now I’m sure you’ll get the call soon ! LOL

  147. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Gotta send cervelli here, at worst you get to keep Russo’s bat with 0 outs next inning.

  148. Rob NY May 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    “Jacob: My people, we have to defeat this smoke monster, its going to destroy the world. I have brought many candidates to the island

    Others: They’re candidates!! Kill them!!

    Jacob: I’m going to allow this!

    Stupid LOST.”

    Jacob: Killing me is definitely against the rules. Tricking Ben to do it is completely copastetic.

  149. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    MaineYankee May 26th, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    GB7

    I think ray took Killer with him to Alaska.

    I was listening to an interview with the Sea Dogs mang. this am. He said Trenton was the best team they have seen this year.

    After seeing ray’s e-mail adress I think he and I went to HS together.

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    My God…Did they have a 3 week celebration when you guys finally left? I’ve never felt sorry for teachers before, but, I haven’t read of any teachers up there wiping out a classroom before so they must have been saints.

  150. nature boy May 26th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    the rays finally got burned on one of their outrageous fielding shifts

  151. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Tarheel

    Did she really?

  152. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    The longer cervelli just stands around at first, the more runs tick off the board.

  153. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Atta boy Russo.

  154. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Russo!

  155. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Cervelli would have scored a lot sooner if he was on 2nd

  156. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Russo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Daniel-Son!

  157. JK May 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    DFA WINN!!!!

  158. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    WOW did Russo really just get a hit with risp??!!! Woohoo…

  159. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Nice camera work, YES… clearly thinking about LOST :mad:

  160. YankFanCA May 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    We have our #3 hitter!!

  161. m May 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I love how they’re ripping the O-Dawg. That’s usually reserved for Yankees. :)

    WTG Russo!

  162. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Let’s face it. The lineup stinks

  163. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Cervelli has really good speed for a catcher

  164. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    WOW did Russo really just get a hit with risp??!!! Woohoo…

    Cervelli was on first, yankees fail to pad RISP stat :(

  165. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Bye bye winn on fri

  166. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    All the idiotic YES cameramen are interested in is showing fans in the stands!

  167. 57' Yank May 26th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Good running catchers are rare. The guy plays hard.

  168. 57' Yank May 26th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    # Ace May 26th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Bye bye winn on fri
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    We should pray for that !

  169. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    We gain a run but decrease our RISP stats. A pyrrhic victory.

  170. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    CR9

    She claims she did. If not she has some explaining to do. :evil:

    I think if he gets a big hit it will be obvious she did. Was it you who originally asked her to drop him? If so good call. :D

  171. MaineYankee May 26th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Nick

    You had the camermen distracted with your talk about Lost.

    Or maybe not.

  172. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Nick,

    why did “the light” turn the man in black into smoke but nobody else?

  173. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    YEAH!!!

  174. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    wow, nice play by Russo.

  175. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Scranton has the day off. Trenton has a 4-1 lead over Erie with DJ Mitchell pitching. Romine is 1-2 (hitting .326) and Laird is 1-2 with his 41st RBI (hitting .293). He leads the Eastern League in RBI and is 4th in the minor leagues in RBI.

    Mitchell: 3 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, 1 Homer allowed.

  176. JK May 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    DFA WINN!!!!!

  177. SAS May 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    What a nice catch by Russo

  178. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    jerkface-

    how was that that span scored?

    oh, i got it right here.

    D Span doubled to right.
    O Hudson struck out swinging.
    D Span stole third.
    J Mauer singled to shallow center, D Span scored.

  179. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Nice play by Russo, especially considering he is not an outfielder. Does Mauer EVER not hit the ball hard?

  180. pat May 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Russo wants to stay. This field has got to be getting into the Twins heads.

  181. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Interesting catch by Russo. :)

  182. JK May 26th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Winn is so toast when Granderson comes back on Friday

  183. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    TarHeelYank

    Yep. It was me that suggested it to her!

  184. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    blake says:
    May 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    Nick,

    why did “the light” turn the man in black into smoke but nobody else?

    Desmond was immune to the effects of the island

  185. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    The unbeatable Rays are gonna get swept.

  186. Benny Blanco May 26th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    that catch by russo was average at best. Winn makes that catch in his sleep. ;)

  187. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    The Yanks better not send Russo to AAA when Granderson comes back. If Winn is not the move then Girardi and Cashmoney have some explaining to do.

  188. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    “Desmond was immune to the effects of the island”

    Jack wasn’t was he….he went down there too.

  189. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards May 26th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    give me mets credit where its due
    shutting down philly AGAIN
    damn

  190. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    “Winn makes that catch in his sleep.”

    I know you were joking, but I think I’ve got a good one.

    Winn makes that catch in his sleep, but not in reality!

  191. JK May 26th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Pettitte is getting smacked around this inning

  192. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Twins are making some loud contact this inning.

  193. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    CR9, about your conspiracy theories, I’m pretty sure Cervelli was out on that near-DP. They didn’t show a lot of replays on my feed. Did anyone else get a look for sure?

  194. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    D Span doubled to right.
    O Hudson struck out swinging.
    D Span stole third.
    J Mauer singled to shallow center, D Span scored.

    Span would have scored regardless on Mauers hit. He was already on second and he is fast.

  195. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    # JK May 26th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Pettitte is getting smacked around this inning

    Just playing the elements.

  196. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    TNeloms

    Im not getting into that right now. But of course we get favorable calls here and there. And I am the first one to point them out. We got the “Mauer double” in ALDS Game 2 last year.

  197. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    really nice sequence there to young.

  198. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) May 26th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Cervelli was safe. It was fairly close, but not close enough that you could argue it should have been an out.

  199. igotid88 May 26th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Come on offense wake up.

  200. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    “why did “the light” turn the man in black into smoke but nobody else?”

    We don’t know if it did or didn’t in the past… the ‘mother’ warned about some fate worse than death if anyone went down there and I think she was talking about something other than being Juno’s step-mom.

    Maybe the rules are you only get turned into a smoke monster if you’re thrown down there by your brother who is not allowed to hurt you… hmmmm.

    Simple answer: there is no logic to it.

  201. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Theres a Derek Jeter swing.

  202. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Jete says drive me in.

  203. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    The Rays with a chance to get a runner in from 3rd with 1 out, and Evan Red Sox Killer Longoria waved for strike 3 at a pitch 5 feet outside and in the dirt.

  204. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) May 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Woo hoo! Lead off double! Now let’s do something with it.

    Wow, replay shows Liriano threw that right down the middle. Oops.

  205. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Jeter is heating up again…Hopefully the next 3 guys can move him along.

  206. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Just hilarious Swish.

  207. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Simple answer: there is no logic to it.

    They should have just never explained jacob and MIB. The entire premise works fine if they are generic god like entities that are trying to do something on this magic island.

    When they are normal dumbos who play in a magic light cave its stupid.

    Big mistake by the producers.

  208. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    who is doing he game on espn?

  209. Sacfly May 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    sorry off by a gm, but Tex about to make believers out of the haters. He is to good to play this bad!

  210. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    (and when Jack went down there, he had already become the ‘new Jacob’ plus the cork was out… ummmm…. I’ll still go with lack of logic.)

  211. carlo May 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I will absolutely go crazy if we can’t score jeter here. Not we can’t even make productive outs! This is so hideous. For the love of sam borden, will someone deliver Jeter.

  212. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Poor Kiddies. Swish has a potty mouth.

  213. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Again, another weak impotent popup.

  214. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “Maybe the rules are you only get turned into a smoke monster if you’re thrown down there by your brother who is not allowed to hurt you… hmmmm.”

    thats a possibility. Also, why was the island at the bottom of the ocean in the season premier when Jack “saved it” by putting the rock thing back in the hole?

  215. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I gues the no LOST spoilers ban has been lifted

  216. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Not a good at bat by Swish. Pulling an outside pitch and then Tex with his usual garbage at bat.

  217. Spec May 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Lol… anyone hear that?

  218. Bring in the Goose May 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Pathetic baseball there by Swisher.

    Absolutely awful.

  219. igotid88 May 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Are the Yankees playing more 2 and half hour games this year. Compared to last?

  220. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    (and when Jack went down there, he had already become the ‘new Jacob’ plus the cork was out… ummmm…. I’ll still go with lack of logic.)

    But then the light came back, and he ended up outside the cave like MIB’s body but alive and not a giant smoke monster.

  221. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    randy, serious question here:

    Were you just trying to be funny in asking about Span stealing third or were you trying to make a point that you thought reinforced your earlier arguments?

  222. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    jerkface-

    excellent sabermetric baseball there by swisher.

    swing away and let it rip.

    but eventually swisher will get more runs swinging that way right ?

  223. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    That was not a strike.

  224. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    thats a possibility. Also, why was the island at the bottom of the ocean in the season premier when Jack “saved it” by putting the rock thing back in the hole?

    The island was underwater in their fake universe, where I guess they let the smoke monster destroy the island. BAsically it was a “cool shocking reveal” that ended up going nowhere because they turned the flash sideways into purgatory.

    Stupid.

  225. Rob NY May 26th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Blake — Just a thought but maybe because Jack was “like me now” and Mr. Black wasn’t in addition to Desmond’s immunity to electro-magnetism explains that issue.

  226. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Jerkface,

    I kinda agree…I would rather them have left Jacob and smoke as some mysterious beings or for them to fully explain who they were….the half explanation just kinda cheapened a bit I think.

  227. Comet May 26th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t know that Tex’s timing is off so much as his pitch selection. His out there was because he swung at a pitch low and outside, if not a ball then a strike that should have been a called one.

  228. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Tex is so lost, off balanced, mechanics messed up its not even funny. Tonight Liriano is only throwing him off speed pitches off the plate and Tex is fishing for all of them.

  229. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    excellent sabermetric baseball there by swisher.

    Swinging at balls down and away with all your might isn’t excellent sabermetric baseball. Excellent sabermetric baseball means hitting well. For power, and patience, and getting on base alot.

    Bad outs != sabermetric.

  230. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Robi Cano 2 run double Wontcha Know!!

  231. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    serious q: do you guys feel cheated by the Lost ending?

    and who is calling the game on espn?

  232. PL May 26th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Bad Robot

  233. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    RISP!

  234. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    By the logic set forth by the show….Jack should have been turned into a smoke monster I think.

  235. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Infact, I’d go so far as to say that Swisher was trying to execute TRADITIONAL baseball and failed, he was trying to get Jeter over that he got out of his comfort zone and swung at a bad pitch.

    Traditional baseball strikes again!!

  236. qiantom May 26th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    0 for 6 RISP?

  237. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    “and who is calling the game on espn?”

    Suckcliffe….who is currently muted on my TV.

  238. Wanderer May 26th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I wonder how a whole team can perform poorly with RISP. How does that psychology work?

  239. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    This is ridiculous. The Red Sox go up there and work every single god damn AB, taking pitches, fouling pitches off, receiving favorable calls from the HP umpire, and Robi with 2 hits in the game, comes up there and swings away weakly at a 1st pitch with 2 runners on. Tex swung at the 1st pitch too.

    Ridiculous. Sorry, just needed to vent that.

  240. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Smart pitching by Liriano to pitch around Arod. As Cano hacks away at the 1st pitch. Terrible inning. Runner on base and Swish and Cano swing at the 1st pitch.

  241. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    “Were you just trying to be funny in asking about Span stealing third or were you trying to make a point that you thought reinforced your earlier arguments?”

    nick in sf-

    both.

    i didn’t see it but it sounds like stealing third led to a run.

    isn’t that what happened?

  242. Bring in the Goose May 26th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    The risp lately is brutal to watch.

    Tex is dead weight – tired of him being an anchor.

  243. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    thanks Blake

  244. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I missed swisher screaming “f” in ear shot of a mic because I was too busy screaming at him for being a f-ing dbag and doing what he did.

    This lineup is so inept its comical. Took Liriano 3 pitches to get out of trouble after a leadoff double. Pitched around Arod to get to a guy with two hits when nobody was on, and got him on one pitch.

    Hard to watch at this point. We don’t even strike out much because that would require 3 straight swings and misses and we tend to make limp contact more often than not so the pitch count stays down.

  245. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    i didn’t see it but it sounds like stealing third led to a run.

    isn’t that what happened?

    No, he was on 2nd before the steal and Mauer singled to left center. They would have had no shot at Span at the plate.

    Maybe if he got a sac fly, or grounded out, but he didn’t. He singled.

  246. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth, it would be better if we didn’t give out all these spoilers, but… there would be no way to talk about it at this point without giving away spoilers. And what use would this Yankee blog be if we didn’t also talk about LOST?????

    “why was the island at the bottom of the ocean in the season premier when Jack “saved it” by putting the rock thing back in the hole?”

    Real answer, to totally fake us out. Answer on the show: umm…. because in this place that they collectively made up, they never went to the island but it still existed with the giant foot and the Dharmaville playground but it was underwater… and, um, Ben and his dad had still been there a long time ago… ummm… the underwater thing makes absolutely no sense at all. So it was really just to fake us out.

  247. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    What a YES angle.

    We did not even get to see the ball going to Cano.

  248. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Jeezus this team is embarassing. Leadoff double and they barely get him to third. Still waiting for the crappiness to go away.

  249. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    And 3-4-5 choke again. Get posada back
    stat

  250. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    blake says:
    May 26, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    By the logic set forth by the show….Jack should have been turned into a smoke monster I think.

    I disagree… Because he was no longer ” human” he was a Jacob like demigod or whatever Jacob is

  251. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    We’re not even seeing the pitch. We were seeing the sun. Maybe YES is getting used to the new ballpark?

  252. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Girardi is really going to have to consider moving Tex down. Arod is going to start putting too much pressure on himself because of him. I know Girardi doesn’t want to do it but he might not have a choice.

  253. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    “Real answer, to totally fake us out. Answer on the show: umm…. because in this place that they collectively made up, they never went to the island but it still existed with the giant foot and the Dharmaville playground but it was underwater… and, um, Ben and his dad had still been there a long time ago… ummm… the underwater thing makes absolutely no sense at all. So it was really just to fake us out.”

    thats my only solution as well….

  254. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Guys -

    I watch tv with a guy who can’t watch commercials. He’s a channel surfer. During the last inning, we watched some American Idol and some of the Mets game. So I depend on this blog to fill in any blanks. I just “yelled” at my hubby for making us miss a 2-run double by Robby Cano. We switch back to hear, and the score is 1-1.

    Please don’t do that anymore, please!!!! :)

    (this is not directed at a particular person; it has happened before)

  255. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    “I disagree… Because he was no longer ” human” he was a Jacob like demigod or whatever Jacob is”

    but wasn’t black smoke dude one of those as well? Or was he able to be turned into smoke because he had dark clothes on and wasn’t pure of heart.

  256. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Yankee fans have to ease up.. After the series agains the twins yankees play like 16 games against really bad teams they win lots of those games

  257. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    but wasn’t black smoke dude one of those as well? Or was he able to be turned into smoke because he had dark clothes on and wasn’t pure of heart.

    No when mib Was throw into the light he was human

  258. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    CR9 – if I felt like I wanted to be a burglar and a scumbag and a racist over the next few years, where would I be best served to move so that I could feel at home?

  259. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    “No when mib Was throw into the light he was human”

    oh thats true….he wasn’t allowed to partake in the magic creek water.

  260. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) May 26th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Not. A. Swing.

  261. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    but wasn’t black smoke dude one of those as well? Or was he able to be turned into smoke because he had dark clothes on and wasn’t pure of heart.

    MIB never drank the swamp water.

  262. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Doreen

    Uh oh. :oops:

    I do that for good luck. :oops:

    Never again!

  263. Score a run and pray for rain May 26th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Regarding the yankees anemic hitting – aren’t the genius’s on here praising kevin long on being a miracle worker? Well you’d think he’d be able to help ONE friggen batter the last 2 weeks

    or is it that hitting coaches, pitching coaches, bench coaches and even managers are just there to baby sit and collect a paycheck and no one really does much of anything in terms of actually providing some sort of help and service to the spoiled millionaire athletes

  264. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Thames has no chance today since Liriano isn’t stupid enough to throw him a fastball.

  265. 57' Yank May 26th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Anyone who knocks Jeter doesn’t know baseball. The man is all class and an outstanding player. He can’t remain one of the very best forever. But he still is as of now.

  266. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Carlo

    You would feel at home in Boston!

    But you cant just feel like you want to be any one of those things. It has to be inherent.

    You cant want to act like a Bostonian. You have to be one!

  267. PL May 26th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Whatis Al talking about

  268. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    so Desmond was immune and Jack was hopped up on holy water…got it.

  269. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Again. The lineup is brutal.

  270. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Big lost fan .. End wasn’t great but the ride for 6 years was a hell of a lot of fun

  271. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    With a hit and a walk in the 5th, the yankees 1-5 batters saw 10 pitches

  272. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Why was the Michael Kay Show yelling over that strikeout?

  273. NYYanksFan May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    “And 3-4-5 choke again”

    2-3-5

  274. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    blake says:
    May 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    so Desmond was immune and Jack was hopped up on holy water…got it.

    Yes

  275. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Desmond was immune to electromagnetism but why would he be immune to magic light?

  276. Rob NY May 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth — I’ll preface this by saying that I absolutely loved the Sopranos ending. The lost series ender tried to hard to answer “all the questions” and in doing so failed to really answer any of them fully for me. If they were going to try and “solve” the show for the viewers IMO they needed to do it and not leave so many loose ends and inconsistencies. As my grandfather would say they needed to “sh** or get off the pot” if you catch my meaning.

    (to be semi-baseball relevant) The steal is not that great an offensive tool as it doesn’t create as many runs as you would think. IMO sabermetric baseball is about avoiding making outs at all costs so Swisher taking a golf swing at balls by his feet probably is not a glowing example of sabermetric baseball.

  277. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Even before MIB was thrown down there he was ‘special’ according to his fake mom and he ‘knew’ stuff about how the island worked without having it explained to him.

    As for Jack, he only went down there after the cork thing had been taken out plus he had already taken over for Jacob plus he spent most of the 6th season wearing a special backpack which must have given him temporary immunity, so that’s a lot of factors that make the situation different.

  278. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Hattie and Amber made up and Crosby went to NYC

  279. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    If you’re telling me electromagnetism created an evil black smoke which is immortal and can take the form of others, I have a bridge to sell you.

  280. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Nice little hit there for Russo!

  281. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    57′ Yank says:
    May 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    Anyone who knocks Jeter doesn’t know baseball. The man is all class and an outstanding player. He can’t remain one of the very best forever. But he still is as of now.

    Well said anyone who gives jeter crap is not a Yankee fan in my mind

  282. 57' Yank May 26th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Maybe Pena goes down and they keep washed up Winn !

  283. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    “D Span stole third.
    J Mauer singled to shallow center, D Span scored.”

    jerkface-

    so span stole third and cervelli called the same pitches that he would have if he was on second base?

    was there a throw to third?

    was cervelli ticked off another runner stole against him?

    did he call for a fastball because he didn’t want to call for a breaking ball that might be in the dirt?

    did pettitte not throw as good a pitch with the runner on third?

    if you don’t know the answers to those questions , how do you know he would have scored anyway?

  284. Benny Blanco May 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Gardy!

  285. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Get the run in, Jeter.

  286. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    CR9 -

    I don’t want to mess with anyone’s good luck rituals!!! Although, I’d have to ask you, based on
    that last inning how often does it work???? If it works, keep doing it. :lol:

    Nice Russo. Nicer Gardner!!!!!!

    (CR9 – did you call that one? :) )

  287. pat May 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Come on Jete!

  288. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Nice to see Gardner slap the ball and actually reach base.

  289. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    The gritty one strikes.

  290. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    That is not a strike.

  291. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    if you don’t know the answers to those questions , how do you know he would have scored anyway?

    They only got 2 pitches into the AB and it was in the first inning. The pitching strategy doesn’t apply as Pettitte is still establishing his fastball.

    And considering you will never know what happened had Span stayed at second, I think its precarious to argue that the stolen base directly led to a run, when Span would have scored from 2nd on a single to the outfield.

  292. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Rob that is the feeling I’m getting.
    The whole show was mystery (unlike Sop) and to not “answer” the mystery sufficiently is not cool.

  293. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Gardner needs to steal home.

  294. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Here is how u know lost is a great show… People who “hate” it watch every episode…I hated friends and grey’s anatomy,,, so I did not watch them or comment on them

  295. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    The inside part of the plate has been extended 10 feet by the ump. Jeter swung at that because of the ump.

  296. RalphieD (OPPC) May 26th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    “Nice to see Gardner slap the ball and actually reach base.”

    that wasnt a slap…that was a rocket

  297. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Infact, cervelli called for 90% fastballs in the 1st inning.

  298. austinmac May 26th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Earlier today I would never have believed the Yankees would keep Russo over Winn because of money issues, but now I wonder.

  299. JK May 26th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    57′ Yank,

    Jeter & Arod are the ones that will DH sometimes. Russo is solid in the OF & very good at 2b but he is terrible at 3B and subpar at SS. So they need to keep pena around to play the left side of the infield.

  300. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Doreen

    No. Every time I try predicting something, it rarely ever comes true. So I’ll stop.

    I just try predicting success to bring positivity to the blog – for good luck.

    No, I did not call that Russo and Brett special.

  301. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Here is a mystery bigger than lost… Why are Randy and jerkfAce still fightng over he importance or lack there of of the stolen base????

  302. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Nick,

    Thank you for articulating all the problems I have with the show. I’m sure that if we watched it all over again, every time there’s a crazy twist that originally made you say “What???”, you’d now say, “Oh yeah, there was really nothing to that, they just threw that in there to make it seem like a crazy twist.”

    The island at the bottom of the ocean is a good recent example. The hatch and the 108 minutes was another one, which actually lasted entire seasons (basically explained away by CJ from West Wing saying “men come here because they’re attracted to the light” and Smokey saying “the people here have a lot of interesting theories about what to do with the light”). And the donkey wheel (same explanation).

    And I also agree with your point about character motivations. Looking back, the motivations of the Others and Smokey from the first 4-5 seasons make no sense.

    It’s too bad. If they had just come up with a coherent story, it could have been very interesting, and I would have appreciated all the other good aspects of the show (the flashforward, the “rules,” the way we kept finding out about higher and higher layers of groups and powers) since they would have actually made sense instead of just being arbitrary ways of making fake drama.

  303. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Why are Randy and jerkfAce still fightng over he importance or lack there of of the stolen base????

    Because Randy seems to be believe that running into outs will somehow create runs. He actually advocated getting our batters thrown out as some sort of ante for future base stealings. I couldn’t believe he said that.

  304. Sacfly May 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    serious question? Cn we send Winn Down or do we have to let him go? thanx

  305. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Good grief thats a tough play that Cano makes look routine.

  306. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth, I kind of feel cheated on some levels but I still enjoyed it and it was still emotionally affecting.

    I think they could have made better choices, but it would have had to have been done a while ago.

    It didn’t make any less sense than the type of logic that randy is trying to use right now. :(

  307. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    For Trenton, in the bottome of the 5th inning: Mitchell’s line so far: 5 innings, 4 hits, 1 run (earned), 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, 1 Homer allowed.

    Laird is 2-3 with a run scored, an RBI and a triple. Romine is 1-3

  308. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Doreen

    I do have one thing that I do on here that works in getting us to score runs, at a 80+% clip.

    But I save it for important games and situations, like the Damon steal of 2nd and 3rd in last years World Series.

    And the 9th inning of Alex and Thames’ 2 run homers off Pap. I tried it the next night, but it didnt come through.

    It cant be used to often!!

  309. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Jeter was angry at the HP ump. You don’t see him throw his bat like that often.

  310. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    McGuffins and red Herrings?

  311. JK May 26th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Sacfly,

    Winn has a major league contract they cant send him down.

  312. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    The current lineup does not have that many basestealers anyway…

  313. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    thankx Nick

  314. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    There was literally no reason to pay off Adam and Eve from season 1 in Season 6. It would have made more sense if it was bernard and rose from the 70s, or whatever, instead of 2000 year old corpses that somehow stayed pretty damn well preserved

  315. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 26th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Liriano is at 96 pitches after 6, Andy starts the 6th at 61 pitches. For the 1st time Span doesn’t get on base. After 6 Andy’s at 72 , 24 lower than Liriano!!

  316. NYY626 May 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    had to pop in and say that Andy looks amazing tonight :)

  317. NYY626 May 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    had to pop in and say that Andy looks amazing tonight :)

  318. blake May 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Beautiful sequence of pitches there to Mauer….0-2 curve off the plate, 1-2 curve a little closer- 2-2 curve for a strike. Big time pitching right there.

  319. Sacfly May 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Jk Thanx

    He has to clear waivers ? OR Like thames he auto gets to leave?

  320. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    don’t worry folks, winn will come in as the defensive replacement in the 8th.

  321. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    “He actually advocated getting our batters thrown out as some sort of ante for future base stealings. ”

    That’s not what he said. To paraphrase, The disruption (by stealing) to the Pitcher and defense is probably worth getting thrown at 25 to 30% of the time. Not to mention being successful the other 75% of the time.

    I tend to agree with him. IMO Joe G is not aggresive enough on the basepaths.

  322. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    They paid off Adam and Eve because they said way back that they put that in there in the first place so that, when they revealed it at the end that would be proof that they weren’t making it all up as they went along.

    Jacob was kind of pervy with those bodies. :?

  323. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    “Why are Randy and jerkfAce still fightng over he importance or lack there of of the stolen base????

    because jerkface likes to play station to station baseball and likes to have swisher ground to third and not move jeter over. ( it’s not just stolen bases, it’s anything small ball related)

    he doesn’t believe in productive outs.

  324. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    That’s not what he said.

    he said, and I paraphrase, “Even with the wet track and Mauer throwing, its likely Jeter gets thrown out, but it will still make them think about future situations. So they should go.”

    Explain that as not being ‘get thrown out’

  325. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    They paid off Adam and Eve because they said way back that they put that in there in the first place so that, when they revealed it at the end that would be proof that they weren’t making it all up as they went along.

    I think it was like, “man we have all these things from season 1, which one should we use to make it seem like we thought about it ALL ALONG?”

  326. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Mauer throws out 40% of runners stealing. And he wanted the runners going in the rain. Against a hard thrower who is quick to the plate.

    50% of the successful stolen bases against Mauer are from Carl Pavano.

  327. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I also think if the Yankees can win two close games in a row that that is a good thing – a good push going forward. I think better than one of those blow outs that you can’t sustain.

    Tex does not NEED people taking hits away from him!!!!!!

  328. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Alex, do not hit a home run!

  329. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Swisher and Alex swinging at pitches low and nowhere near the strike zones, but TAKE THEM RIGHT DOWN THE GOD DAMN MIDDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  330. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    How did 3-4 do??? Disgusting

  331. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    # Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I also think if the Yankees can win two close games in a row that that is a good thing – a good push going forward. I think better than one of those blow outs that you can’t sustain.

    Tex does not NEED people taking hits away from him!!!!!!

    actually it’s not good thing. This gives pitchers more pressure and they think their every potential mistake might just decide the game.

  332. Rob NY May 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    It does seem as though they didn’t have a concept of where the show was going from the outset, despite any pleadings by the producers. The dead end threads of story are proof of that to me. Michael redeemed himself didn’t he? I don’t remember him in the church? Mr. Echo just wasn’t cool enough to be friends with the Oceanic front of the plane kids?

  333. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    tarheel yank-

    at least we talking about different baseball opinions right?

    the way the blog has been going , i’ll take that anytime.

  334. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    great googaly moogaly – tex and arod are downright pathetic right now. Talk about $50 million dollars of dead space. :(

  335. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    TB-2 BOSOX-6 Garza didn’t bring it!!

    Liriano at 112 pitches. after 7

  336. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Bos will sweep TB. Who is the best team in AL East right now? certainly not Yanks

  337. pistol pete May 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Tex stunk offensively in the playoffs last year, that coupled with April and May makes 3 mos hitting 200. It’s unacceptable and he’s been given a free pass too long. This is getting ridiculous for 23m/yr for 8 yrs, come on Tex you’re killing the team when you need to be carrying it. If it were ever Arod he’d be getting crusified. We need a bat, we need a bat now, Cashman needs to get on the line to make up for the Johnson mistake. Has anyone heard if there’s anone any good available right now.

  338. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Figures Liriano just had to face this terrible lineup to get his mojo back. 3 starts ago he gave up 5 runs to Baltimore and his last start he gave up 5 runs to Boston.

  339. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Unfortunately for us Yankees fans, The Rays will go right back to hitting and driving in runners with RISP and 3rd with less than 2 out once they stop facing the Sox.

    So, even though we may pull closer, once they face other teams again, it will go right back to hitting again.

  340. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Who the best team is right now is meaningless.

    I know, a difficult concept to understand when you are in whine mode.

  341. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    they need to do something to this disgraceful offense.

  342. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Arod looks like he is starting to press

  343. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    tie game. And Andy might actually lose this game.

  344. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    All those non steals come back to haunt the yankees

  345. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Our 2-0 counts turn into nothing. 2-0 turns into a double off the wall for them.

  346. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Stupid 0-2 pitch.

  347. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Joba -

    The process of close game is high pressure and tough on the pitchers, but I’m talking about coming out on the other end of such a game as the winner. Means the pitchers and bullpen held up, also more than likely the defense.

    Just tuned back into the game in time to see the tying run score. Shoot.

  348. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Of course 2 pitches that are strikes are not called strikes and then Andy throws a meatball. Last 2 hits have been on meatballs.

  349. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Can’t expect more from your pitching. The lineup stinks

  350. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    why is cervelli 4 feet in front of the of the plate?

  351. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    mother flarker

  352. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    What do you suggest they do? Ever hear of a slump before.

    They aren’t going to DFA Mark Teixeira. There are no trades that can be made in late May.

    You know what you do? You keep grinding at it.

    Unless you believe they won’t hit anymore this year.

    If that’s the case, there is no reason to complain about it anymore.

  353. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    do they really expect score 3 runs to win 2 games?

  354. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    what’s he going to do, catch it and run back to the plate?

    the ball is always faster that bringing it back.

  355. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Robertson and Joba aren’t pitching in this game. So you have Marte against lefties and then the other characters in the bullpen. I guess Girardi’s boyfriend Mitre will be seeing action in this game.

  356. Pete May 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    semi random question, but where is Slade Heathcott playing this year?

  357. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    AJ Andy

  358. Bryan May 26th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Delmon Young

    Has what 4 career hits against a team not named the Yankees

    Bum

  359. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    GJ***

  360. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    what’s he going to do, catch it and run back to the plate?

    He doesn’t want to get concussed on a play which by all rights shouldn’t have been close?

  361. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    good play by Andy!

  362. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) May 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Pettitte did NOT throw a meat ball. It was on the outside corner, according to MLB Gameday. Young hit a good pitch. You could say Andy left it up, but he didn’t throw a meat ball.

  363. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    “They paid off Adam and Eve because they said way back that they put that in there in the first place so that, when they revealed it at the end that would be proof that they weren’t making it all up as they went along.

    I think it was like, “man we have all these things from season 1, which one should we use to make it seem like we thought about it ALL ALONG?””


    Right. Only the plot they ended up with could explain why there were two bodies lying there. That proves they had Jacob and Smokey in mind in Season 1. Even though Jack said they were 30 years old and it turned out they were actually millenia old. The fact that there were black and white stones means they came up with the connection in the second to last season.

    I think it’s good that they tied it in, but I don’t believe they had anything like this in mind in the first few seasons.

  364. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Mr. Eko was unfortunately played by an actor who wanted out and didn’t want to come back.

  365. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Great execution right there by Andy.

    And Delmon Young is all smiles, after his weak popup/strikeout swings against the Sox last week!

  366. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I have as good a chance of giving birth tonight as the Yankees do of pulling out a W here. The offense is way too inept. The pen stinks and the only decent guys are unavailable. I am a male.

  367. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    You know what, I think TB will go away by the end of season. AL East is still between Yanks and Sox

  368. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    It might take the Yanks another 6 innings to score another run in this game.

  369. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) May 26th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    # Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I have as good a chance of giving birth tonight as the Yankees do of pulling out a W here. The offense is way too inept. The pen stinks and the only decent guys are unavailable. I am a male.
    ———–

    Been taking those pills that Manny gave you, huh? Let us know when you find out your due date.

  370. unknown May 26th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Carlo

    Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?

  371. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Doreen

    And you see the need for positivity here!!! :)

    We have people saying we are not going to win, and others saying it will take 6 innings for us to score again!!

  372. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Michelle , that might be the case.
    when they suck, they really suck, 10%.

  373. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    ’100%’

  374. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) May 26th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Gardenheier(sp?) checks line up: “Oh, good, A-Rod just batted. I can send in Derrier!”

  375. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Trenton still leads 5-2 in the top of the 7th inning. Mitchell’s final line: 6 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs (earned), 2 walks, 9 strikeouts, 2 Homers allowed.

  376. Jay May 26th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    This one is over.

    Twins will scratch out a run or 2 against our Joba/MO/Robertson-less pen and will win.

    We ain’t scoring again.

  377. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    And the Michael Kay Show:

    “Matt Guerrier has terrible lifetime numbers against Alex”

    Instead of “Alex has great lifetime numbers against Guerrier”

    What perspective are you looking at it from, KAY????????????

  378. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    “He doesn’t want to get concussed on a play which by all rights shouldn’t have been close?”

    jerkface -

    it was close though.

    he’s got to be close enough to the plate to at least do a swipe tag.

  379. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    all right, let’s score 4 runs to win 2 games.

  380. Yanks 82 May 26th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Sox about to sweep Tampa on the road

    Impressive. Won 5 of 6 in Philly and Tampa.

  381. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I don’t care if its a boy or a girl. I just want it to be healthy.

  382. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I know nobody else will care, but the worst part about how the Sox winning games in Philly and Tampa is how they are doing it.

    Easy Easy Easy Easy victories.

    Beatdowns with Deuce-K on the mound, beatdown with Buchholz on the mound, beat down with Wake againt Roy.

    Just easy victories. Minimal stress games. Ones that are not even close.

  383. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    FYI cashman. Get a bat

  384. pat May 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    “Just easy victories. Minimal stress games. Ones that are not even close.”

    And yet it seems they’ve used Bard in almost all of them.

  385. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    good walk by cervelli.

  386. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    good walk by cervelli.

    Thats not fundamental baseball, he should have bunted for a hit

  387. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Only chance to win this game is the following:

    Andy pitches a clean 8th.

    Gardner leads off the 9th and gets on base.

    Steals 2nd

    Jeter grounds out to 2nd.

    Swisher whiffs and balls gets by Butera.

    Gardner scores on passed ball.

  388. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    “And yet it seems they’ve used Bard in almost all of them.”

    Probably just to get him work.

    Did not need him in the last 2 games in Philly. Perhaps in the last game against the Rays they might have needed him.

    But the Rays never posed a threat in any of these games. Yesterday’s 2-0 game was as a big a blowout as any 2-0 game I’ve ever seen. The Rays never stood a chance.

  389. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    That ball has to be caught.

  390. pat May 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I thought Brett had that. :sad:

  391. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Everybody else just makes great plays, and we drop balls out of our gloves. Yuck.

  392. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    CR9, Fox Trax had ball 4 to Cervelli as a strike.

    By the way, my point isn’t that the Yankees get lots of favorable calls, it’s just that calls go both ways and it evens out. I don’t think umps have anything specific against the Yankees. But I hate bad calls as much as anyone, I like when they rely on reply and use conferences to revise decisions, and I wish they’d do both more.

    Also, they explained that it takes a snapshot of the ball as it crosses the front of the plate, which answers my question from last night. So I guess that means it’s not necessarily accurate on back door pitches, right?

  393. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    He ran a good distance, but he needs to catch that.

  394. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Well that is probably the game. The Twins know how to get runners over and in not like the Yanks. I thought Gardner had that

  395. nature boy May 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    thats game

  396. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Yep, the outfield gaffe late in the game to lose it. Scene this movie before. Centerfield this time. So we lost a game with our left fielder making an error in the 8th. Our right fielder making an error in the 8th. And now, for the final encore, our centerfielder taking one off the palm in the 8th to blow a game. Sweet work.

  397. RalphieD (OPPC) May 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    gardner got there and if he keeps his glove closed he has that

    wth was that arod?

  398. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Horrible. Gardner’s play I can take. But that was really horrible.

  399. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    What a ******* joke. What an absolutely ****** joke.

  400. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    lmao this could be a heart breaking loss.

  401. carlo May 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Amazing. Yep, the outfield gaffe late in the game to lose it. Scene this movie before. Centerfield this time. So we lost a game with our left fielder making an error in the 8th. Our right fielder making an error in the 8th. And now, for the final encore, our centerfielder taking one off the palm in the 8th to blow a game. Sweet work.

    And now girardi and al do their part to overmanage and underperform.

  402. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Any time you leave your feet there is no “he needs to catch that”….. Melky is nowhere near that ball last year.

  403. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Of course the Yanks do a play that they never do and the unfundamental Yanks mess up the play. Arod needs to make that play. Terrible way to give up a game.

  404. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    ugh – just pathetic … blargh!

  405. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    On top of no offense, the poor execution/bad luck goes against us on 2 ******** CONSECUTIVE PLAYS!!!!!

    2 ******* ***** ****** plays in a row.

  406. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    what a sick shame

  407. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    kay forgets how many errors on sacrifices happen under pressure.

    jerkface doesn’t know about them because no one measures it.

  408. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    # JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Any time you leave your feet there is no “he needs to catch that”….. Melky is nowhere near that ball last year.

    Ball was in his glove man. I bet after the game he would say the same thing.

  409. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    By the way, heads up play by Cano. He realized that no one was at second before Span did, so he was able to get the jump before Span could take the free base.

  410. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!

  411. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Of course the Yanks do a play that they never do and the unfundamental Yanks mess up the play. Arod needs to make that play. Terrible way to give up a game.

    Fundamentally, the play went as planned, A-rod just messed up getting the ball to his hand.

  412. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Poor Andy. Those 2 plays have to be made. Absolutely pathetic…

  413. RalphieD (OPPC) May 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    “And now girardi and al do their part to overmanage and underperform.”

    girardi has nothing to do with this

  414. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Andy with a great play!!!!!!! Come on Andy, you can doooooooooooo it!!!

  415. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    And now you walk Joe Mauer to get to Morneau.

  416. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Okay, after that snag, let’s call it even. Let’s get a K.

  417. teddy gbu May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    lol at this team .

    can’t compete

  418. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    cheat job. that was a strike

  419. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    if i was gardenhire, i wouldn’t have span run with 0 outs, but i would with one out.

  420. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Best we can hope for is a K. We AINT gettin a DP.

  421. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    “jerkface doesn’t know about them because no one measures it.”

    randy, constructive criticism here, but you lose something when you say stuff to make cheap points if the underlying logic of the point is so flimsy.

  422. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I would walk Mauer and make Moureau get the hit. I am tired of watching Mauer beat them.

  423. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Pedro Gammons gets DP each and every night by Red Sox prospects…right?

    That was the same pitch as the 0-0 one. Losers

  424. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    We need some Pettitte vs. the indians in the playoffs in 2007 houdini magic right here

  425. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    “Fundamentally, the play went as planned, A-rod just messed up getting the ball to his hand.”
    ————————

    Right and Arod couldn’t make an easy throw to 1st base.

  426. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding me. Walk him

  427. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    That looked like a strike….

  428. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Man, that was a great pitch on ball 3 by Pettitte. Too bad he didn’t swing. Pettitte’s hitting his spots.

  429. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Those are balls, but we’re not gettin any close calls in a key situation.

  430. terpbomber May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Phew!!!

  431. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  432. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Andy!!!!!!!!

  433. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    wow

  434. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Yes.

  435. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  436. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Pettitte Channeling his inner Matsuzaka

  437. pat May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Alex owes Andy dinner.

  438. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    # CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Best we can hope for is a K. We AINT gettin a DP.

    ____________

    I found my NEW GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PETTTTTTTITTTTTTEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  439. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    WOOOOHOOOOO FRANKY GETTIN’ PUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  440. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  441. RalphieD (OPPC) May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    and the game is over

    …wait…what?!?!…..

  442. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    WOW, They got reallly lucky. Now can this offense score a freaking run???!!!!!

  443. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    # CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Best we can hope for is a K. We AINT gettin a DP.
    ————

    You were saying? :lol:

    I know, you were working that “reverse psychology” stuff, right?

  444. NYY626 May 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    In case anyone forgot, I love Andy Pettitte. Holy crap!!!!!

  445. nature boy May 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    only the twins blow opportunities like that against the yankees

  446. GG May 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Andy is amazing. Never get tired of seeing that. Maybe they should let him hit too.

  447. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Jerkface
    (sorry phone call) I was paraphrasing randy from last night. I haven’t read any posts from today. If I correctly surmised his premise, than I agree with it.

    Andy Pettitte is the Yankee MVP so far this year.

  448. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    ha!

    i told gardenhire he should get span to steal second base with one out to stay out of the double play.

    glad he played it like jerkface would have.

  449. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Rob B

    If you knew me, you’d know that’s exactly what I was doing!

    I always believe in the best possible outcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  450. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    “CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Best we can hope for is a K. We AINT gettin a DP.”

    That was a reverse jinx, right?

  451. pat May 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    94 pitches. Andy for the 9th?

  452. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Now this could be a huge win.

  453. Just a Visitor May 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Best we can hope for is a K. We AINT gettin a DP.

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

    Come again? LOL!

  454. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Barely any of my positivity works on here, I might as well try the opposite.

    We AINT scoring any runs this inning.

  455. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    If they can score a run here the Twins would be CRUSHED!!!!!

  456. Yanks 82 May 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Why did the Twins lay down for the Sox (Morneau swinging at junk, Thome swinging at stuff at his knees against Bard, Lariano giving up 5 runs, etc) yet they are playing us like a playoff game?

    Actually, that question can be asked of Tampa as well

  457. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Andy is pitching his bootay off with only 94 pitches after 8 innings. I wish he had more run support, he has earned this win.

  458. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    If it’s a boy you should name it Andy.

  459. Michelle May 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Come on Gardner..Dude needs to get on base here

  460. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    THIS PITCH IS HUGE!!!!!!!

  461. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    WALK WALK WALK come on

  462. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    tarheel yank-

    you surmised correctly.

    this is kind of fun watching how jerkface would play out a situation vs how i’d do it.

    both ways can work , but they are different.

  463. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Come on DJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damnit

  464. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    BG swung at ball 4 :(

  465. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Jeter just missed that hanger…

  466. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Best we can hope for is for Swisher to get on base for Teixeira. He AINT hittin a HR.

  467. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Jeter just missed a cookie

  468. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Tough to win when u can’t score

  469. Sacfly May 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    tEX GOING YARD!!!!!!!!! OFF BY A GAME,LOL

  470. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Swish!!!!!!!!!!

  471. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    ADIOSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  472. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    SMALL BALL BTCHES!

  473. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Man that was crushed….guess the bicep is feeling better.

  474. Benny Blanco May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    swish!!!

  475. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    SWISHY IS BACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  476. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Did I actually hear some enthusiasm from the NESPN folks?

  477. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    # CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Best we can hope for is for Swisher to get on base for Teixeira. He AINT hittin a HR.

    ___________________

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

    BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  478. pat May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    WOOO HOOOO

  479. TNeloms May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    “CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    Best we can hope for is for Swisher to get on base for Teixeira. He AINT hittin a HR.”

    2 for 2!

  480. igotid88 May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Swisha

  481. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I thought the game was over and the Yankees had “no chance” to win?

  482. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Gotta love it when you see the opposite teams fan’s jumping in joy when the Yankees hit a homer.

  483. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    what a joke

  484. Butch May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Huh cr9?? Can u shut up now?

  485. pistol pete May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Cannot underestimate power

  486. chic May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I heart Swisher!!

  487. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Good grief.

    So is it kosher to say the Yankee would be losing this game if Swisher wasn’t batting 2nd the way randy didn’t want him to?

  488. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    If Teixeira doesn’t slide like an idiot, he is safe.

  489. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Best we can hope for here is Teixeira getting on base. He aint hittin a HR here.

    Awww, crud. Damn it. I didnt get it in, in time.

    My fault.

  490. pat May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Mo time?

  491. igotid88 May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Keep Pettitte in 1 more inning. He can go to 110-115

  492. terpbomber May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Tex got greedy. But at least he got a hit!

  493. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    jeez Tex… one thing at a time -

  494. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Tex hit it hard the last two times. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

  495. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    So is it kosher to say the Yankee would be losing this game if Swisher wasn’t batting 2nd the way randy didn’t want him to?

    Well the way Randy sees it, we’d probably have 8 runs off of all our small ball.

  496. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    CR, can we try some of this with the lotto or something

  497. RalphieD (OPPC) May 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    really good try by tex there…cuddyer had to do everything perfect and he did

  498. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Cr 9 should change his name to Mush

  499. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Butch

    Why dont you SHUT YOUR ******* FACE! Everything I do is for a reason. Stick a Red Sox **** on your mouth.

  500. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Let Andy finish it.

  501. pat May 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    “if Swisher wasn’t batting 2nd the way randy didn’t want him to?”

    I knew you were going to go there. :smile:

  502. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    JAP

    I have to believe it for my good luck to work. I believed Swish could jack one!!!!!!!!!!!!

  503. hman23 May 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Hilarious how loudly negative posters on this board cheer when something good happens.

  504. nature boy May 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    i would rather lose the game with the reasoning that mariano already pitched once today then have him come in and see him struggle like he did earlier against morneau, cuddyer, and kubel

  505. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    hahahahaha

  506. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    blake,

    Lots of bad pitching from now to the all star break….. Teix will get fat soon

  507. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    are home runs with no one on base sabermetric or just good baseball ?

    i suppose a traditional number two guy could have been trying to bunt to get on base.

    this one goes to jerkface cause i wouldn’t have had swisher in the two hole.

  508. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Yea, I have no problem with Tex going for two there with 2 outs. Took a perfect play to get him and they did. He did a nice job staying back there on that offspeed pitch though…something he has had a really hard time doing this year.

  509. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    pat, we all have our part to play.

  510. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Come on Joe, leave Andy in!!

  511. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Im not going any further into this. But everyone on here knows how positive and superstitious I am.

    I dont have to explain myself.

    I always believe in the Yankees. End of Story.

  512. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    get More No OUT!

  513. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I’m sorry, I don’t like this move at all.

  514. Ace May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Andy should face morneu

  515. RalphieD (OPPC) May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    not a fan of this pitching move…we’ll see what happens

  516. igotid88 May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Pettitte could have had his 1st complete game since 2006

  517. Benny Blanco May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    If he’s hitting the ball like that….bicep must be feeling pretty good.

  518. Carlo May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Please Mariano, show me a glimpse of ur april self and end this game for andy. He deserves it!

  519. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Randy

    What exactly is Jerkface’s “way”?

    Oh never mind here it is?

    http://www.flickscribe.com/wp-...../spock.jpg

    COME ON MO!!!

  520. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    i suppose a traditional number two guy could have been trying to bunt to get on base.

    I’m a proponent of baseball players getting on base by any means necessary. As long as the percentage of success is solid. Thats why Gardner should bunt more.

    Much like politics, I’m more moderate than I am leftist, but when you argue with a staunch conservative, anything seems liberal :x

  521. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    LMAO – the Twins announcers were as monotone as you can be about Swishers HR.

    I’ll never complain about Michael Kay sounding excited about a HR from an opposing team person again, lol.

  522. Arno May 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Mo is the closer and all but I think Andy has a better chance at closing this game out the way he is pitching tonight (and how we saw Mo pitch earlier).

  523. pistol pete May 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Come on Mo, one Mo time.

  524. BSPN May 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Oh great. Mo’s in.

    This is going to be an adventure.

  525. BSPN May 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I’m guessing first batter reaches base.

  526. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I’d go to Mo.

    I’m not avoiding using Mo. He needs to pitch to get his sharpness back.

    The day this team has to be afraid of using Mo in a save situation is the day you kiss the season goodbye.

  527. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    teixeira’s had some good swings tonight. Nothing wrong with going for a 2 out double with the lead. It took a perfect throw to get him and to Cuddyer’s credit, he made the perfect throw.

  528. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Come on mo….. Strike 1 strike 2

  529. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    # SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I’d go to Mo.

    I’m not avoiding using Mo. He needs to pitch to get his sharpness back.

    The day this team has to be afraid of using Mo in a save situation is the day you kiss the season goodbye.

    2 times in one day though. I don’t know man.

  530. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    3 more outs….

  531. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    BIG OUT

  532. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    2 more baby!!!!!!

  533. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    come on, Mo! Andy deserves a win!

  534. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “are home runs with no one on base sabermetric or just good baseball ?”

    The way you’ve presented your arguments, ‘sabermetrics’ are things that don’t work and ‘good baseball’ are things that do.

  535. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “The day this team has to be afraid of using Mo in a save situation is the day you kiss the season goodbye.”

    co-signed.

  536. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    That almost hit the base! Whew!

  537. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    2 more outs

  538. RalphieD (OPPC) May 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    how did that not hit the base lol

  539. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    You guessed wrong ESPN moron.

    Any other guesses?

  540. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Almost some bad luck there….that ball almost hit the bag.

  541. hman23 May 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Reverse jinx.

    OK, CR9. You’re clear.

    But there are plenty of others that applies to.

  542. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    The way you’ve presented your arguments, ’sabermetrics’ are things that don’t work and ‘good baseball’ are things that do.

    And when ‘good baseball’ doesn’t work, its because the team has a reverse synergy :( where 2+2 = 3

  543. cs in la May 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    doesn’t matter its twice in one day – he only pitched 16 pitches earlier.

  544. hooty May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Are CR9 and Betsy the same person?

  545. Sacfly May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    cAN ANY1 PLEASE TELL ME THE DETAILS TO SENDING wINN DOWN WHEN Grandy comes back. Just trying to understand the move. thnx 4 the info

  546. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    wow, that was a STRIKE!!!

  547. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Geez….ring him up..

  548. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    THATS A STRIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  549. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    ARE YOU SERIOUS???????????????????????

  550. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    that was strike 4.

  551. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    WTH WAS THAT PITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a *********** joke.

  552. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    2 in a row….THE SCUM BAGS!! BIG OUT

  553. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Missed the 2-2 pitch.

  554. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    1 more BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  555. cs in la May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  556. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    one more outs….

  557. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  558. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    that was strike 4.

    ——-

    THAT’S THE TRUTH. THESE MORONS ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE GAME, IT’S CLEAR

  559. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Mo has been getting squeezed all year

  560. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Will Kay say “Twin killing”?

  561. Bryan May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    and Cuddyer gets out 3 times in one at bat

  562. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    ballgame!!

  563. GG May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Andy gets the big DP. Swish gets the lead. Andy to Mo. The Yanks are back baby.

  564. JAP May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    BALL GAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  565. terpbomber May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    That bottom of the 8th was critical. Seems like ages since they had a sweep — ANY sweep. Nicely done.

  566. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    MAMA MIA THIS GAME HAS BEEN A BEAUTY!!!!!

  567. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    not making excuses but I’ve never seen Mo get squeezed as much as he has this season..

    Nice win!

  568. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    woo hoo!

  569. igotid88 May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    whew

  570. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    DEVASTATING LOSS for the Twinkies!!!!!!!!!!

  571. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!

    BIG WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nice easy inning for Mo. He could be used tomorrow!!!

  572. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    tip my cap to Andy, he’s the man

  573. pat May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Woo Hoo. Won a series

  574. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    And Andy Saved the bullpen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  575. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    It’s a good thing that jeter’s one of the few shortstops that uses two hands. that ball hit him in the heel of the glove…otherwise, it pops out of his glove.

  576. cs in la May 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    grandy back friday!

  577. BSPN May 26th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Oh what. We won. What? Is it true? Is it true?
    Oh really? We won?

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo. We won!

  578. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Trisha

    check your email!

  579. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    2 saves in one day.

    you don’t see that too often.

    back to 10 over .500.

    polar bears go back to their caves.

  580. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    So for 5 hours today on this blog we had the “pleasure” of reading the children whine after every pitch with predictions of doom.

    The end result? Two wins on the road against a very good team to win another series.

    Can’t wait to read more idiocy tomorrow.

  581. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Talk about timing!!! Norton just finished downloading my 360. I was DYING!!!! The combination of Andy and Francisco was devastating!!!!!

    Francisco Cervelli is tremendous. Talk about poise!

    By the way, I will now be able to see if anyone answered my question about whether Mo could pitch this game too, ha ha!!!

    :D

  582. JK May 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Granderson back Friday…
    Winn DFA Friday…
    A ton of losing teams from now to Allstar break

  583. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Swish: “Andy is just like a Cadillac, he doesn’t start revin’ until he hits 70.”

  584. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    It took Mo only 11 pitches!

    C O N G R A T S to Andy first pitcher to #6 wins :-)

    Who said Mo should retire?

  585. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    ANDY IS ON MY FANTASY TEAM!!!!

    WOO HOO!!!!!

  586. hman23 May 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Fantastic outing by Pettitte.

    Days like this can build momentum.

  587. BSPN May 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Doesn’t David Price have like 10 wins?

  588. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Two outstanding pitched games by both teams. what a huge day for NYYs to win without the bats and a twin crusher for Minnesota. They can’t play any better than this and they can’t cash in on any breaks.

  589. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    CR, will do.

    :)

    Still configuring my laptop. But I’ve been watching the game the whole time. And the Sux game. (still can’t figure why anybody would want those lepers catching up to us, but oh well)

  590. blake May 26th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    if the score in Tampa holds the Yanks will be 3 back in the loss column.

  591. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    SJ44 – you’re a ray of sunshine. ;) I kid :)

  592. Paul Potatoes May 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we whine!

  593. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    The best we can hope for is for the Rays to work the Boston bullpen. They AINT comin back to win this game.

  594. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Anyone know the status of Slade Heathcott? Low A? High A?

  595. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    See what I mean? Doesn’t it feel especially good to be on the up end of 2 close games??? :)

  596. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I shall remember to bring the cheese to go with tomorrow’s whine.

  597. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    “The way you’ve presented your arguments, ’sabermetrics’ are things that don’t work and ‘good baseball’ are things that do.”

    nick in sf-

    not really , i gave jerkface credit for having swisher in the two spot.

    that’s an on base sabermetric move to put a guy like swisher in it.

  598. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Price has 7 wins.

  599. BSPN May 26th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    We did it! We won!

    I still can’t believe it.

  600. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 26th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Tor 5 LAA 5 top of 9th

    bosox 6 TB 2 bottom 8th

    Yankees won the series, again!

  601. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Sunny,

    I tire of the garbage.

    The trolls, impersonators and no nothing cry babies are ruining this blog.

    It makes baseball talk nearly impossible.

    Unless LoHud gets their heads out of their butts, it will be worse once school gets out.

    For all the crying about this team, they are only THREE games out on the loss side, despite the slumps and injuries.

    Reading the drivel on here, you would think they are the Orioles.

  602. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    You don’t need to know sabermetrics to understand that Andy is the man.

  603. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    mick -

    Lee won American Idol.

  604. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    @SJ

    LOL! I hear you… I never said I disagreed!

    Sometimes you wish there was a filter option on this thing.

  605. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    “Unless LoHud gets their heads out of their butts, it will be worse once school gets out.”

    i don’t see what the big deal is about having a username and a password to get on the blog.

    no more impostors then.

    seems real simple to me.

  606. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    trisha – Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Are we sure Mo can’t pitch again tonight?

    :lol:

    Anyone?

  607. SAS May 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Hey Trisha

    A good day for the Yankees, makes it a good day for me

  608. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    # SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    So for 5 hours today on this blog we had the “pleasure” of reading the children whine after every pitch with predictions of doom.

    The end result? Two wins on the road against a very good team to win another series.

    Can’t wait to read more idiocy tomorrow.

    now u r pushing, unless u really expect they will go far with this kind of ‘winning’ style.
    a win is a win, good.

  609. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    randy, I was just using the same intellectual rigidity talking about you that you were using talking about Jerkface.

    Was that unfair?

  610. pat May 26th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Happy for Lee but more bummed for Krystal. :sad:

  611. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    # Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    mick -

    Lee won American Idol.

    ___

    ARGGGH!!!! You spoiled it for me!!! :mad: :mad:

    Kidding, I dont watch it!

  612. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I do remember when this blog first got rolling – it was a much calmer place and a place with better conversation.

  613. SAS May 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Trsha,

    I messed up messages and flip flopped them; I meant to say to you “how are you doing”i

  614. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    “You don’t need to know sabermetrics to understand that Andy is the man.”

    finally we agree on something.

    all’s well in yankeeland.

  615. igotid88 May 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    trisha – Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    trisha – Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Are we sure Mo can’t pitch again tonight?

    Anyone?
    —————————

    I think he can

  616. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    sunny you were here in the EARLY days, were you not? Like 10 comments a day early days?

  617. Just a Visitor May 26th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Oh shoot. Don’t come to a baseball blog if you don’t want to know who won American Idol. I was DVRing it and getting ready to watch it now. :-(

  618. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    They have the second best record in the league and have been playing with half a lineup for weeks.

    Sometimes, instead of crying as much as you do, think about that.

    Do you really think they aren’t going to hit all year?

    Be happy with the wins, look forward to Granderson coming back on Friday, and stop whining.

  619. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Andy won Yankee Idol. spoiler alert.

  620. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Toronto lost 6-5 to LAA :-)

  621. Sprinters don't slide May 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Blog is funny… You guys are silly.. The negative comments make me laugh.. Cry cry cry the whole.. Yanks take the league crying stops!! Really silly… I just always expect the yanks to win.. The negative comments make u all sound like mets fanS

  622. Uncle Ellsworth (ESDTFTA) May 26th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    loathsome yet likable…

  623. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I like Swisher in that 2 hole for now anyway. Gardner seems much more comfortable at the bottom of the lineup and Swisher can provide some pop at the top of the lineup. I think he’s their best option there for now.

  624. Bronx Born May 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Andy is really having a tremendous year 6 and 1. that is really something.

  625. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    ” I was just using the same intellectual rigidity talking about you that you were using talking about Jerkface.

    Was that unfair?”

    nick in sf-

    don’t know.

    jerkface and i have a different approach to the game.

    i find it interesting.

    for instance , gardenhire did what jerkface would do and had span stay at first base with one out when he could have stolen second base on any of those breaking balls to mauer for sure and 8 out of ten times on the fastballs.

    double play ended their chance of scoring the runner on third.

    had span stolen second, the runner scores on that ground ball to jeter.

  626. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I sincerely apologize if I spoiled the results show for anyone. I wasn’t thinking.

    pat -

    I’m bummed for Crystal, but happy for Lee, too.

  627. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “Toronto lost 6-5 to LAA ”

    Darn it, I DVR that game. I was going to watch it later. :-)

  628. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Team ahead of us is about to lose and the team behind us just lost?

    That’s a good night in Yankeeland.

  629. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    What a game by Trenton. The bullpen blew mitchell’s 5-2 lead. 2 outs, bottom of the 9th inning, Brandon laird hits a walkoff homer….completing the cycle. He finishes with a 4-5 night, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI and his 9th homer.

  630. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    for instance , gardenhire did what jerkface would do and had span stay at first base with one out when he could have stolen second base on any of those breaking balls to mauer for sure and 8 out of ten times on the fastballs.

    But he would be stealing against the tandem of Pettitte and Cervelli :)

  631. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    There have been 79 stolen base opportunities against pettitte not including today, and no one has attempted a steal. 1 guy has been picked off.

    Baseball wisdom says, Don’t run on andy!

  632. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    “for instance , gardenhire did what jerkface would do and had span stay at first base with one ”

    Did Jerkface say that he wouldn’t have had Span try to steal in that situation? If he did say that, you have more of a point than I’m giving you credit for.

    Jerkface (and I) did say that having Jeter try to steal 3rd in the first game in the rain would’ve been a poor percentage play and your response so far has been to misuse stats and/or say that it would have paid off in the long run because of all that seeds-’o-doubt planting.

    But you lose me when you say something silly and then say “that’s what people like jerkface would have wanted!”

    You’re kind of disrespecting the conversation when you do that.

  633. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    By the way, the Rays were successful in a 4 game sweep of the Red Sox and 2 game sweep of us with Brian Anderson in the booth.

    But the Rays decided that they were in desperate need of some shellackings from the Sox, so they brought back Kevin Kennedy to change the luck around.

  634. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    “Baseball wisdom says, Don’t run on andy!”

    It also says run on AJ. Why? Even more important why hasn’t he fixed it?

  635. austinmac May 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Good win tonight against Liriano who looked like Liriano of old. Now, how about a nice 12-2 win so I can relax?f

  636. Yanks 82 May 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Tampa scores a combined 13 runs in 2 games against our starting pitching

    They score a combined 3 runs against Boston’s starters in 3 days

    Despicable.

  637. pat May 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Minny media believing they are snakebit against Yankees?

    WCCORosen The names change the results remain the same. The Twins spend all night building a sand castle, until the Yanks say its time to kick it down

  638. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Yanks 82

    Because they brought back Red Sox Kevin Kennedy to the booth. They wanted to get shellacked.

  639. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    It also says run on AJ. Why? Even more important why hasn’t he fixed it?

    You’re as likely to get a breaking ball that is the most wicked curve in the league and a high chance for no play when you steal against Burnett.

    He has a good pick off move, but you can run on him.

    Its hard to fix!

  640. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I changed up desktop to this

    http://img171.imageshack.us/im.....dfgdfd.jpg

    And we get 2 wins. I call it the Mickey Mantle effect.

  641. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    On that list at-bat by Tex, does he get credited with a single? Or no hit?

  642. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    bosox punishing Rays 11-2 brutal!

  643. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    On that list at-bat by Tex, does he get credited with a single? Or no hit?

    Single, out at 2nd

  644. Jeremy May 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Can anyone explain this surge by David Ortiz ? Is he using HGH or something ?

    How does the guy go from having no bat speed to the Big Papi of old just like that.

  645. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Doreen

    A single

  646. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Doreen,

    A single.

  647. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    @Doreen: single.

  648. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    SAS – I am just so pleased for our guys. I tried reading through these posts and boy you would have thought the Yankees were losing! I never had any doubt that they’d pull it out, of course. :)

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

    Anyone who knows CR-9 absolutely knows that he was using a reverse mojo. He’s the biggest cheerleader on this forum!!!

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

    Just having a good laugh thinking of a particular woe-is-me’er who has continued to say that the Yankees were just going to continue to go in the same direction and we’re going to continue to take on water and that it was all because Posada was no longer in the lineup.

    :lol:

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

    Tarheel, if you’re still here, thank you. You always have my back and I really appreciate that.

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

    The lesson, of course, is that if you’re pitching holds you above water while your offense is straightening itself out, you’ll win games – and vice versa, offense/pitching. You NEVER give up on this team, because this team never gives up.

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

    Rays are giving the Sux a lot of false confidence. That’s a good thing. Let someone else bring them back to earth.

  649. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I wonder if the Rays will bring back Brian Anderson for their next series against us, to bring the good luck back.

  650. champ809 May 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Laird will have a monster year….he’s a notoriously SLOW starter to the season and a tremendous second half hitter….with the start that he’s gotten off to if he stays true to form as a .300+ hitter with power he’ll have a temendous (.300/25-30HR/90-100+ rbi) year in his AA- season.

    I asked Law his opinion of Laird during the AFL season when he was leading the league in everything offensively and Law dismissed him saying I don’t see him as a prospect as he went on to rave about hitters like Casper Wells and a couple of other guys who were doing absolutely nothing then and continue to do nothing up til this point in the season! Good job law! Way to offer your unbiased opinions to the public

  651. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    “Can anyone explain this surge by David Ortiz ? Is he using HGH or something ?”

    His bat speed still isn’t what it used to be but he is adjusting to it better. He’s guessing more and learning to guess better I’d imagine. You can still be successful with less bat speed, you just have to have a different approach and it’s tougher to sustain for long periods of time.

  652. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks Jerkface

    2007 31 SB O CS
    2008 22SB 9 CS
    2009 23SB 12 CS
    2010 14 SB 2CS

    2008 and 09 he seemed to figure something out. There were also less attempts. This year teams have him figured out again. It seems like he needs to do something different.

  653. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I’ll save this thread for next time we play the Rays, and Brian Anderson is in the booth instead of Red Sox Kevin Kennedy.

  654. Bronx Born May 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    GB – what can you tell me/us about Laird?

  655. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you everyone. It’s what I thought, but sometimes, the brain don’t work! :)

  656. Pete May 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Jeremy,

    Ortiz can take HGH and not get penalized. Look at how that d-bag Michael Weiner protected him during the press conference last year saying Ortiz was innocent and the report was false because that ‘list’ doesn’t have 103 names on it and its inaccurate.

    So now even if he gets caught with something, they will protect him. They will destroy his urine sample like Goddell destroyed the spygate tapes. He will not be penalized if he cheats and he knows it. He cheated once and MLB lashed out against the federal government because they were so outraged that Ortiz got outed. So this time, they will make sure his tests do not get revelaed.

    That’s what happens when you play in Redsoxball/Majorleagueboston. Not a level playing field.

  657. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    “Did Jerkface say that he wouldn’t have had Span try to steal in that situation? If he did say that, you have more of a point than I’m giving you credit for.”

    nick in sf-

    ask jerkface what he would advocate with span on first in that situation.

    i think i’m right on what he’d have span do.

    while you’re at it ,come off the fence and tell us you would have done.

  658. Jeremy May 26th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    blake

    Yeah. His bat speed still isn’t what it use to be. He has to be adjusting.

  659. pat May 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    For all the crud Pete gave Alex, I just saw on Twitter that he took issue with Ortiz’s HRs being timed and his times being reported because, “Ortiz was getting grief for it and it seemed unnecessary. ”

    Huh?

  660. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Speaking of HGH and such, I have a thought about Teixeira.

    Is it possible that Teixeira has tested positive for a banned substance (not a steroid, and not intentionally)?

    So he has a lot on his mind?

    That’s the reason for his struggles?

  661. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    What I hoped for to start the day happened.

    I was hoping the Sox would beat the Rays and we would win 2 thereby cutting TB’s lead by 1.5 games.

    They are now only 3.5 games ahead of us and we aren’t even hitting.

    Not only that we are coming into the easy portion of our schedule.

    Add it all together and it can only lead to good things coming up.

    I like it. :)

    μ θ υ

  662. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    “Is it possible that Teixeira has tested positive for a banned substance (not a steroid, and not intentionally)?”

    eh, anything is possible but I highly doubt it. More likely that he is just having an unusually hard time getting his very complicated swing in tune this year.

  663. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    “You’re kind of disrespecting the conversation when you do that.”

    nick in sf-

    i’m not disrespecting anything.

    if you pay attention more instead of jumping in at the end , you’d see that.

  664. Jeremy May 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I hope Theo Epstein is dumb enough to use the option at the end of the year and keep Ortiz in Boston for one more year.

  665. Mike B. May 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    “UPDATE, 9:37 p.m.: I don’t remember ever seeing Andy Pettitte that pumped up on the field. ”

    I sure do. 1996, 6th inning of game 5. 2-5 for the force and then the 1-4-3 dp.

  666. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I wouldn’t attempt steals of 2nd against Pettitte unless I knew for sure he was pitching a sequence where X pitch would be a breaking ball. But its an unnecessary risk. Pettitte is an alright ground ball pitcher, but I have Mauer at the plate who is hitting 30%!!! line drives on the season and batting .340.

    You have to give your batting champion a chance to get the run in.

  667. Patrick May 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Those were two good wins today. Kind of proves what I was talking about on Sunday. The team was slumping because of bad starting pitching, not only because of the lineup. Obviously the Yanks need to score more runs but the talent of this pitching staff is such that they should win lots of games even with a mediocre lineup. 3 runs over 2 games? I’ll take that.. geez

  668. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    MTU,

    only 3 in the loss column which is what really matters. Very good day in Yankeeland.

  669. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Andy Pettitte is one Yankee pitcher who is known to want his catchers to call the game. Well the fact that he and Cervelli got through 8 innings only giving up 2 runs and also ended it in style, with that awesome DP, tells me that Francisco Cervelli is just a tremendous asset to the Yankees – not that I didn’t know that already. Here’s this kid catching day after day and always doing it with the same enthusiasm. And how about the game AJ threw with Cervelli behind the dish? The more games he catches, the better he gets.

    And he’s not a leper with a bat, either.

    Yeah we miss Posada’s bat, no question, but if Cervelli can continue to catch the way he has been catching and also continue to contribute with the bat, hopefully the rest of the offense will do enough to keep the Yankees cooking with gas.

    FRANCISCO CERVELLI!!!!!!!

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  670. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    “while you’re at it ,come off the fence and tell us you would have done.”

    You want me to say what I would have done ex post facto after the GIDP? Hmmmmmm.

    I would have had Andy successfully pick him off; counting on a GIDP is risky business.

  671. TMZ May 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Crystal will have a more successful career than Lee. He’ll be lucky to sell 10 CDs.

  672. Block May 26th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Russo is a cutie. That typical Long Island Italian cutie ;)

  673. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    “if you pay attention more instead of jumping in at the end , you’d see that.”

    Jumping in at the end? I’ve been giving you grief for two days. Now you’re just being ridiculous.

  674. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Patrick – I agree. In fact I had just posted the same thing -

    “The lesson, of course, is that if you’re pitching holds you above water while your offense is straightening itself out, you’ll win games – and vice versa, offense/pitching. You NEVER give up on this team, because this team never gives up.”

  675. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    There is no need to continue attacking Nick.

    Nick has done nothing to deserve being attacked.

  676. Jeremy May 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Ortiz might be using HGH. The guy only cares about himself and getting another contract. The guy was a nobody with the Twins until Manny injected him in the locker room in 2003.

  677. Giuseppe Franco May 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The Yanks miss Posada’s bat A LOT. They miss his leadership, too.

    At least they’ll get one of their big pieces back on Friday.

    Might not be a bad idea to give Gardner a day off this weekend. He looks like he could use a breather.

  678. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Bronx Born May 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    GB – what can you tell me/us about Laird?

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

    Bronx, he’s Gerald Laird’s brother (Detroit catcher). He’s a good average hitter (.275-.290) type, line drive hitter with a lot of power. Right handed third baseman/1st baseman and improving drastically with the glove. Hits to power to all fields, has pretty decent footspeed, and a smart base runner. He’ll draw some walks, but, he doesn’t strike out a lot. He could be a steal from the 2007 draft. He was a 27th round pick (877 overall). Mainly, he’s young, at 22 years old.

  679. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Blake-

    If the Vasquez gene splice holds we’re in fat city.

    The team is gonna start hitting again and the easy schedule just magnifies the overall effect.

    The BP will be fixed one way or another.

    That Minnesota ballpark is cavernous. The shot that Miranda hit is a homer in almost any other park.

    It’s Death Valley out there. I think it’s 411 or so to dead center.

    Whew !

    μ θ υ

  680. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Easy there, CR9, randy is not “attacking me”, he’s just arguing badly. :)

  681. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    “The Yanks miss Posada’s bat A LOT. They miss his leadership, too.”

    absolutely

  682. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    No problem Trisha.

    “So he has a lot on his mind?

    That’s the reason for his struggles?”

    CR9

    Did you forget about the “AVENGERS”?

  683. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Nick

    Saying you need to “come off the fence” and that you “come in at the end”

    Ridiculous.

    I’ve never seen you on “the fence”

  684. Bronx Born May 26th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks GB. Do you think he could play out field?

  685. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    TarHeel

    Ah, yes. I have SO MANY good luck rituals or ideas, I forget half of them.

  686. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    MTU,

    no reason to believe it won’t hold…I like where they are at. Hopefully the scheduling easing up and getting Granderson back will allow them to go on a little roll. Jeter has been showing signs of heating up and Tex had 2 of the best swings he’s had in awhile today.

  687. Mike May 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Project your energy towards thiefs, corruption, snakes, crime, Gammons, Pete Abe, Dropkick Murphy…. not fellow Yankees fans.

  688. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Tarheel,

    Hows life in the triangle…wonderful I’m sure.

  689. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    “The Yanks miss Posada’s bat A LOT. They miss his leadership, too.

    At least they’ll get one of their big pieces back on Friday.

    Might not be a bad idea to give Gardner a day off this weekend. He looks like he could use a breather.”

    A LOT.

    :lol:

    Sounds like a little defensiveness there, GF.

    No one player is bigger than the team. We definitely found that out two separate times – once when Jeter was out for six weeks and once when Arod was out for a few months.

    Nobody’s stopping Posada from being a leader in the clubhouse by the way.

  690. J. Henry Waugh - God Does Not Play Dice, But I Do May 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Brock Rutherford apparently is suing me.

  691. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Tex’s problem’s are a direct result of Erica, “AVENGING” Damon not signing with the Yankees. When She drops him from the team for good he will be the hottest hitter in the league.

  692. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Blake-

    We all know that at some point Tex is gonna mash.

    In the meantime I would have liked to see him temporarily moved down in the order.

    He is not doing us or himself any good right now where he is.

    Take some pressure off until the signs of life reappear in convincing fashion.

    μ θ υ

  693. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    blake

    My favorite time of the year, all the students are gone. :D

  694. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Can’t wait to see my boy Javy pitch.

  695. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    The city of rats, snakes, o’possums, raccoons, sharks, violence, criminals, thieves, murderers, stranglers, rapists, dirtbags, s-bags, delinquents, atrocities, attacks on NY, freaks, sickos, peter gammons, dane cook, pete abe, pete king, stephen king, pete gammons, pete gammons, john buccigross, unprofessionals, liars, perjurers, ***lickers…

  696. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Bronx, if NYYs keep him and in my estimation, they should, he and Romine could both play corner outfield spots. Laird would probably be like having swisher in right. If Rodriguez wasn’t at third base, Laird would be by the end of next year.

  697. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    “My favorite time of the year, all the students are gone. ”

    lol

  698. SJ44 May 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Players aren’t leaders when they don’t play.

    Especially when injured players don’t travel on road trips.

    Don’t discount the leadership Posada brings to this team. That would be foolish and ill informed.

  699. Giuseppe Franco May 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    trisha,

    It sounds more like you are looking for every reason to take a stab at Posada’s expense in favor of Cervelli.

    Hey, we ALL like Cervelli. But this is not the same team without Posada. it just isn’t.

    Pettitte was outstanding tonight with Cervelli behind the dish. But Pettitte has been outstanding all season and Posada has been his catcher for the most part.

    BTW, Posada can’t be much of a leader in the clubhouse right now when he’s probably not even with the team.

  700. sunny615 May 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Looks like Boston just overtook the Jays for third place. Wonder if that’ll last…?

  701. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I love Jorge, and he is sorely missed.

    But we DEFINITELY have the HOTTER catcher behind HP now!!!!!

    Those eyes are like a sea of dreaminess!!!!

  702. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    blake
    was Southern Season open in Univ. Mall when you were here? I ask because I am eating one of thier chocalate covered Oreo’s. OMG it’s good.

  703. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    MTU,

    yea I wouldn’t have been totally opposed to it, at least against righties. Doubt Girardi would do it though. He did have some good AB’s today, although they were right handed. I just like his swing so much better from the right side….less moving parts, better plane, just shorter in general. I don’t think his LH swing will allow him to hit a ball like the one he scalded to 1B tonight. He’s got a lot of power from the left side but much less margin for error there.

  704. Nick in SF May 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    It’s been a fun and interesting afternoon and early evening of Yankee talk with a good amount of LOST talk thrown in, thanks to those who were here during the game.

    See you later.

  705. 7789 May 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    The yankees have received so much production from there role players this year it is crazy. Gardner, Cervelli, Thames (at the plate) have all been great. And now Russo is doing a nice job. Eventually Teix and A-Rod are really going to get it going. Yanks really have a weak part of there schedule coming up for the next couple of weeks. They can get on a nice run now.

  706. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    “was Southern Season open in Univ. Mall when you were here? I ask because I am eating one of thier chocalate covered Oreo’s. OMG it’s good.”

    oh yea, and those are really good. I love that place, usually visit when I’m down there.

  707. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    nick in sf-

    the problem you’re having is you’re missing half the comments with me and jerkface.

    if you don’t see my logic, that’s not bad arguing on my part. it’s bad observing on your part.

    and by the way.

    pay attention more or just read until you come up to speed :)

  708. m May 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Just got in. 2 wins and Boston helps us get within 3 in the AILC.

    Scrolling up a bit, Lee won Idol? I’m disappointed for Crystal. Good luck to her and her little boy. Lee’s just another in a long line of bland male winners. I can’t even remember the last 3 guy winners.

  709. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    For those interested Ubaldo Jimenez of the Rockies is set to go 9-1 with a current ERA under 1.

    Very, very few if any pitchers in the history of baseball have achieved that combination.

    Applause and Kudos to Jimenez. :)

    μ θ υ

  710. blake May 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Ubalda is ridiculous.

  711. Giuseppe Franco May 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I have never watched a single episode of American Idol and I’m proud of it.

    Never quite understood why that show is so popular.

  712. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    He will be a Yankee.

  713. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Blake-

    It’s easy when you can command easy 97-98 mph gas, and have a secondary arsenal to match. ;)

    μ θ υ

  714. blake May 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Joe West decided to make himself part of the show again today.

  715. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Great line on Ramirez’ attempt at trying to catch Soriano’s bloop single to left: “Manny was chasing that fly ball like he was afraid the ball would explode when it landed.” A perfect description of his outfield play.

  716. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    there’s no cervelli/posada issue from tonight’s game.

    cervelli did what a catcher is supposed to do ,he caught the ball.

    i wasn’t watching every play .

    did cervelli do something outstanding tonight?

  717. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Blake-

    Joe Worst is whale blubber. Plain and simple.

    μ θ υ

  718. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    later nick

  719. J. Henry Waugh - God Does Not Play Dice, But I Do May 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Ubaldo plans to jump from MLB to the the Universal Baseball Association for the 2011 season.

    How do I know? Easy. I am the commissioner.

    We have an err…opening, thanks to a certain fateful roll of the dice.

  720. blake May 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    “Joe Worst is whale blubber. Plain and simple.”

    thats being kind. Hawk just torched him on air…

  721. m May 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I just cracked up. Sitting here reading through the thread with the Celtics game on.

    Oldest daughter: “Ho! JJ Redick’s a lot hotter now.” I don’t know why that was so funny. I guess it’s all relative. He was a dweeb in college.

    I just told her,”I guess he is more buff now.” :roll:

  722. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Hawk Harrelson said “Joe West is a disgrace, a travesty to baseball.” I hate to say it, I agree with him.

  723. blake May 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I know, it hurts to agree with Hawk but he said it and somebody needed to.

  724. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    i wasn’t watching every play .

    did cervelli do something outstanding tonight?

    Well that explains some of your opinions. You don’t even watch all of the game!

  725. Flash May 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Joe West is really a clown. He tries to make himself part of the game and it really gets old.

  726. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    m

    Redick was absolutely stunningly gorgeous on Duke!!! He was a Big Pimpin!!

  727. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    “He was a dweeb in college”

    m

    That is one smart daughter you have there. :D

  728. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/medi.....id=8386579

    If you listen closely you can hear sterling do his thing in the background lol

  729. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    funny stuff watching joe west throw out buehrle for throwing his glove down after two balk calls.

    mlb baseball is just bashing joe west.

  730. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    # Giuseppe Franco May 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I have never watched a single episode of American Idol and I’m proud of it.

    Never quite understood why that show is so popular.

    yeah agree, same here.

  731. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Magic extends series back to Boston.

  732. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I dont say this just because Shelden is now on the Celtics and cheers them from his benchwarming spot like they actually care about him, or because he never won anything with Duke,
    But Shelden is the uglies mother you know what. And yet he’s married to the HOT Candace Parker.

  733. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Randy-

    Did we ever get m to help us out on the Virgin sacrifice to the Volcano God ?

    μ θ υ

  734. m May 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    lol, THY. I said that he was a dweeb, not her.

    What happened to the twins? I know they didn’t look so hot last season, but they were frosh.

  735. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    # Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Magic extends series back to Boston.

    ______

    I knew you were a Red Sox fan. Trying to jinx them.

  736. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    ” You don’t even watch all of the game!”

    i said that in the beginning.

    you’re slow to comprehend for a stat geek.

    you guys are usually smart.

    misguided, but smart.

    maybe you’re just having an off night.

    like nick in sf

  737. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    # Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Magic extends series back to Boston.

    ______

    I knew you were a Red Sox fan. Trying to jinx them.

    Am I? hell no. I don’t think jinx works in NBA.

  738. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    “Did we ever get m to help us out on the Virgin sacrifice to the Volcano God ?”

    mtu-

    last i heard , she’s trying to track down LGY.

  739. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – Bereft of their favorite television
    series after its climactic finale on Sunday, millions of Lost fans are
    now getting their sci-fi fix from a different source: Fox News
    Channel.

    Tracy Klugian, 27, a web designer and president of a local Lost fan
    club in Madison, Wisconsin, said that he watched Fox News for the
    first time today and was hooked: “It’s sci-fi like Lost, but
    definitely a whole lot weirder.”

    Mr. Klugian said that in the first fifteen minutes of watching Fox
    News “there were way more mysteries than in a season of Lost.”

    “Who are these people? Where did they come from? Are they even real?
    Or is this some kind of alternative universe?” he said of the Fox News
    personalities. “Whoever created this show has an awesome imagination.”

  740. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    “I know, it hurts to agree with Hawk but he said it and somebody needed to”

    Exactly.

    CR9

    I was just starting to get use to your ways, and even (gulp) liking you. But that JJ comment is so out there that I may have to reconsider.

    m

    LOL. I better remember this, It’s the closest I will get to a put down on Duke from you.

  741. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    TarHeel

    Aww. I respect the heck out of UNC. I love Roy Williams.

    WHile a Cuse fan, I just have an extraordinary respect for Duke, because of their class, like the Yankees.

    Why hate kids that get the best education, dont just go for 1 year and straight to the NBA. It’s not like they have professors giving them passing grades like other universities.

  742. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    FYI, I was cheering for Duke this year.

    And I cheered UNC the year before in the final four, because Roy is a diehard Yankees fan.

  743. Bronx Born May 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks GB

  744. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    “No one player is bigger than the team. We definitely found that out two separate times – once when Jeter was out for six weeks and once when Arod was out for a few months.”

    you forgot what happened when posada missed most of a year.

    that would be the one year the yankees haven’t made the playoffs.

  745. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    iPad looks so gay.

  746. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I’m with Randy on NYYs needing to run more. Until the Yanks start hitting, they need to press the issue and have their best and smartest runners stealing bases. It’s not like they’ll be able to walk everybody, because, hot or cold, they’ll start hitting when they keep trying to pitch around everyone. They’ve got 5 very smart and very good base runners and they aren’t using them. They were among the top 3 teams in steals after the first 25 games….well over 20 steals and only caught about 5 times. For whatever reason, they stopped running. Now, the power has dropped and runs are hard to come by. I understand about being selective with a catcher like Mauer, but, but, not against 2nd and 3rd tier defensive catchers.

  747. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I know Posada’s injury was very costly, but it’s kind of remarkable you left Wang out of your STALKING TRISHA post of the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  748. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    GB-

    I’m down with more running as well.

    It’s a tool they have available and they should use it.

  749. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Magic should be HUNGRY in game 6, go get them.

  750. Joba Tips his Cap May 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Can Vince Carter buy some points?

  751. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    LETS GO MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 more hills to climb baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 down, 2 to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can feel the MAGIC coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  752. MTU (aka GBURL) May 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I’d also be in favor of another one of those closed-door team meetings with Cash in attendance.

    It can’t hurt, and it seemed to get things going in the past.

  753. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    2 MORE HILLS TO CLIMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THe major Hill comes in Game 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can they do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HE-LL YEAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NEVER GIVE UP NEVER SURRENDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  754. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    CR9

    please quit stalking my posts.

    i’m real sensitive and you might hurt my feelings :)

  755. CR9 May 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Time to enjoy the rest of my night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BuhBye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  756. Bronx Born May 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I know what you mean GB. That was what was bothering me with the Boston Series. I could not understand why they did not run circles around them.

  757. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Good job CR9

    I guess I like you again.

  758. m May 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Can’t find Pele. She hooked up with Jacob. :?

    BTW, did you guys see Howard’s TKO?

    Davis had a hard time getting up and Rivers is yelling at him to hurry back up the court. Davis is slipping and sliding and the only one who knows what’s going on is Joey Crawford. Slipping and Rivers is clueless in the background.

    I swear I saw Davis’ eyes roll back when they were trying to hold him up.

  759. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    As far as Pettitte allowing Cervelli to call the game, most pitchers do, unless they want to throw something different, which Pettitte did often tonight. Cervelli’s a fine young defensive catcher and is hitting way over what his skill level says he should. He’s not a .330 hitter, but, he’s doing it for now. His ability is that of a young Jason Kendall. Posada offers decent enough defense and a big bat with power and the ability to change a game with one swing. He also gives this team an attitude that’s somewhat lacking right now.

  760. Carl May 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    What happened to Lincecum’s velocity?

  761. m May 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    But he’s arrogant! :roll:

  762. JM May 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Magic win…..113-92, back to Bawston they go.

    Was out for most of the evening but did see the Swish-a-licious HR on the TV at the Stone Pony. Good stuff.

  763. Flash May 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Both Joe West and Bob Davidson need to be suspended for a nice amount of games. These guys are clowns. Umpires shouldn’t try to make themselves part of the game. I used to umpire if someone didn’t like a call of my i just zoned them out. Let them rant but its not your job to instigate things like these guys do.

  764. Score a run and pray for rain May 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    say what you want about how bad hawk harrelson and ozzie guillen are – but they both had enough cojones tonight to call out that fat piece of mierda joe west and what a disgrace he is to the game of baseball

    i wish we had some people in the yankee organization that said what was really on their minds

  765. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    It’s not just Lincecum’s fastball that’s off. 10 walks in his last 2 starts.

  766. GreenBeret7 May 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Make that 15 walks in Lincecum’s last 3 starts and 11 earned runs in the last 9.2 innings.

  767. randy l. May 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    gb7-

    it’s odd how the yankees have stopped running.

    i started talking about it and jerkface has jumped in to make it into a debate of sorts, but it really is a critical issue for the yankees . they have guys who can run as you say. why have them stop running when a power shortage comes?

    makes no sense to me.

  768. Jerkface May 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    They’ve run at the same amount, they just arent getting as many opportunities. Its not hard.

  769. austinmac May 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    GB–I think your comparison of Cervelli to a young Kendall is a good one. Still thinking at this hour.

  770. Tarheelyank May 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    “They’ve run at the same amount, they just arent getting as many opportunities. Its not hard.”

    If that’s true, then the “same amount” is not enough. They have had oppurtinities this year that Joe G. did not take advantage of. I can’t help but remember last year when everybody got on Gardner for not running late in that one game, Joe said he was going to take care of it. Well we are still waiting.

  771. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 27th, 2010 at 1:40 am

    On another note and a happy one IMO – Gaudin is back!!!!

    Whoda thunk it? Good for us. Timing is everything.

  772. trisha - Yanks on the way to 28! May 27th, 2010 at 1:41 am

    And oh yeah, Tim Lincecum was handed his first loss of the season by none other than those precocious Washington Nats!!!!

    :)

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