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Game 50: Yankees vs. Indians

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 30, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (29-20)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Juan Miranda DH
Brett Gardner LF
Chad Moeller C

RHP A.J. Burnett (5-2, 3.55)
Career vs. Indians

INDIANS (18-29)
Trevor Crowe CF
Shin-Soo Choo RF
Travis Hafner DH
Austin Kearns LF
Russell Branyan 1B
Jhonny Peralta SS
Luis Valbuena 2B
Lou Marson C
Jason Donald SS

RHP Justin Masterson (0-5, 6.13)
Career vs. Yankees

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

UMPIRES: HP Doug Eddings, 1B Dana DeMuth, 2B Kerwin Danley, 3B CB Bucknor

WEATHER: Very little breeze on a sunny, 80-degree day.

LOOKING FOR A CHANGE: In his career, A.J. Burnett is 1-4 with a 6.69 ERA against the Indians. That said, the current Cleveland lineup includes only one hitter — Travis Hafner — who has more than eight at-bats against the Yankees starter. Hafner is 5-for-14 with a home run.

KEEPING IT THE SAME: Burnett might have struggled against Cleveland, but Derek Jeter has six consecutive multi-hit games against the Indians, the first Yankee to accomplish the feat since Hall of Famer Earl Combs in 1930. This is, of course, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

TRYING TO MAKE IT 12: Cleveland starter has a personal 11-game losing streak that dates back to August 25 of last season. That’s a stretch of 16 starts and the Indians have scored just 36 runs in those games. Masterson is striking out batters at a rate of 8.8 Ks per nine innings, which is 10th best in the American League.

A LITTLE LIGHT READING: I was scrambling this morning and couldn’t post a Today in The Journal News entry — it’s best not to leave your phone at home when you leave for the stadium — but today’s paper had a story about Juan Miranda’s journey from Cuba to the major leagues. Of course, there’s also the game story and today’s notebook.

UPDATE, 1:52 p.m.: Two singles have given the Indians an early 1-0 lead against Burnett.

UPDATE, 1:53 p.m.: You might not think much of Chad Moeller’s bat, but one great thing about having a veteran catcher is that he knows where to be. Moeller knowing to cover first base after a pickoff attempt just led to an out for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 2:10 p.m.: Who says Nick Swisher needs a defensive replacement. That’s a pretty solid catch up against the wall to end the inning with the Indians still holding a 1-0 lead.

UPDATE, 2:21 p.m.: Back to back strikeouts have stranded Yankees at second and third, keeping the 1-0 Cleveland lead intact.

UPDATE, 2:27 p.m.: Burnett is through five innings with only the one run across the plate. He’s doing his job, now it’s the lineup’s turn. Amazing how this team seems to never have both the pitching and the hitting going at the same time lately. Great offense the past two days, then they get a great start from Burnett and can’t score a run (through four and a half innings, anyway).

UPDATE, 2:43 p.m.: Strikeout, ground out, strikeout. Burnett allowed a lead-off double but stranded the runner in the sixth inning. Two great starts in a row for Burnett.

UPDATE, 3:08 p.m.: A throwing error by Jeter has cost the Yankees two runs here in the seventh. It could have been the last out of the inning, instead a run scored and the inning kept going for an RBI triple by Jason Donald. Indians lead it 3-0.

UPDATE, 3:18 p.m.: Francisco Cervelli pinch hitting for Chad Moeller with one out and runners at the corners. The crowd here at Yankee Stadium actually went fairly nuts when they saw him step into the on-deck circle. The kid’s come a long way in the past year.

UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: There’s the big hit the Yankees have been waiting for. Jeter singles up the middle, Gardner makes a nice slide at the plate and the Yankees have cut the lead to 3-2 with Granderson coming to the plate to face the lefty reliever Tony Sipp.

UPDATE, 3:28 p.m.: That’s a double off a left-hander for Granderson. Runners at second and third for Teixeira, who has a chance to put the Yankees in the lead.

UPDATE, 3:32 p.m.: Did some folks take a step away from the ledge on that swing? Mark Teixeira’s two-out, three-run home run has the Yankees in the lead 5-3. A.J. Burnett is going back out to start the eighth.

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m.: By the way, that was Teixeira’s 250th home run.

UPDATE, 3:38 p.m.: Chamberlain is getting loose in the bullpen.

UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: A.J. Burnett with two straight strikeouts to end the eighth. Big time outing from Burnett today. I have to think we’ll be seeing Rivera in the bullpen shortly.

UPDATE, 3:48 p.m.: There’s Juan Miranda’s second hit of the game, an RBI double to push the lead to 6-3 still with no outs in the eighth.

UPDATE, 3:50 p.m.: Make that 7-3 after Cervelli’s sac fly.

 
 

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453 Responses to “Game 50: Yankees vs. Indians”

  1. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Joba Tweeted that the sun will come up tomorrow. Well it did and in the light of day, he is still fat, he still stinks, he is still lazy and it was still a brutal loss. Hey, but its O.K. because the sun is shining. What a complete and total loser.

  2. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    What an absolute class act Joba is. And that’s why I love twitter for celebrities and athletes.

    He spoke straight from the heart about being a better father, friend, and baseball player. I believe Joba understands that he is hurting his team with his performances and feels terrible about it.

    Sometimes a person has to reach his lowest point before he can reach his highest point!

    Joba will turn things around. From my mouth to God’s ears, hopefully.

  3. Peter May 30th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Mike,

    So true. Even worse that not only is he still on the ML roster, he is still the EIG. Must be nice knowing you can be as fat and unproductive as he has been, and not face any backlash.

    Park gave up those back to back HRs against the Sox, he has not pitched in a high leverage situation since. He has buried Robertson for weeks at a time in low leverage situations after bad games in the past, ditto Marte. Aceves had a shaky game vs, Texas and he didn’t pitch for a week.

    Yet Joba continues to blow big leads and still gets sent out there in the highest leverage situations. Favoritism at its finest.

  4. Yankz27 May 30th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Let him be a good friend, father, and baseball player and watch the sun come out in Scranton.

    Enough of his nonsense up here with his “box of chocolates” pitching.

  5. Phil Columbus May 30th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Joba has to forget about his twitter, fix the brim of his hat , stop sucking down a can of Red Bull before he enters the game and just admit that he sucks right now. None of this the sun will come up and you don’t win the game on paper crap. Right now he is no more valuable to this team than Kyle Farnsworth was, maybe he isn’t any more talented.

  6. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    CR9, Joba is a punk, he need to drop dead.

  7. gyhu May 30th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    In his career, A.J. Burnett is 1-4 with a 6.69 ERA against the Indians.

    Burnett might have struggled against Cleveland.

    Masterson is striking out batters at a rate of 8.8 Ks per nine innings, which is 10th best in the American League.

    ……………………………….

    Well, the game is over before it starts.

  8. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    damn, ‘needs’

  9. ac1 May 30th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    can we please not be the team that makes masterson look like cy young.

  10. Pat M. May 30th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Randy I……Right foot is on the inside ( facing the mound ) left foot positioned on the outside ( outfield side ) …Basically, the bag is in between my feet, and I’m facing the baserrunner

  11. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!

  12. ac1 May 30th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    we need quick outs. 7-8 innings.

  13. Phil Columbus May 30th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Interview with David Huff on the Indians network and he seems to be fine. That’s good news for him. He was in good spirits.

  14. blake May 30th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Pat m,
    That’s how I think it should be done also and how I used to do it.

    Go yanks!

  15. Phil Columbus May 30th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    LH hitters are hitting .383 against Masterson. The Indians are 1 start away from sending him to the pen. Yanks need to crush him.

  16. ac1 May 30th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    aj with 95mph fastballs. last few starts he has been down at 92-93.

  17. ac1 May 30th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    swish and cano have been the mvps of this team so far this year

  18. ac1 May 30th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    sounds like aj should just pitch out of the stretch all the time.

  19. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    “Right foot is on the inside ( facing the mound ) left foot positioned on the outside ( outfield side ) …Basically, the bag is in between my feet, and I’m facing the baserrunner”

    pat m-

    thanks. totally got it and will watch today to see how the players today do it.

  20. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    The sun did come out and the only sad part is that it did not burn him to a crisp. To use his son in a picture on Twitter to gain support was so sad. I think we would be better off with his son pitching. I am a hard core fan but will trade a few more brutal losses if it means getting him on a bus to Scranton.

  21. Al Janssens May 30th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Joba needs to be put on a fitness regiment, and get in top physical condition. If his problems are more mental than physical, then that also needs to be addressed. Perhaps 2 weeks in Scranton would make him realize, he is not entitled to be on the roster, he has to earn it, and maybe a stint in Scranton will make him hungry again for success. Knowing Girardi will keep running him out there only adds to the problem. Either he gets the job done, or he loses his job! There are guys in Scranton right now that are better than Joba, but, his name keeps him in the bullpen, not his talent.

  22. Pat M. May 30th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Tin Cup…….That was the instructions by way of Gene Michaels

  23. gyhu May 30th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Cy Masterson!

  24. ac1 May 30th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    once again making a scrub like masterson look like roy halladay.

  25. Uncle Ellsworth May 30th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    who broke the blog?

  26. Rick May 30th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    If Girardi uses Joba today, off goes the TV and on goes the music. I’ll give it some time to turn the TV back on to find out the final score. My trust with Joba is lost and will need a lot of repair to be regained.

  27. 1421: The Year China Discovered America May 30th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    The good news is that the best the Indians can do is take 3 out of 4.

  28. ac1 May 30th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    toronto is winning again. yanks are only 1 game ahead of them.

  29. Pat M. May 30th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Game thread numbers here are dropping ………..Ratings keep declining, the network just might cancel this Sitcom…….

  30. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    “Tin Cup…….That was the instructions by way of Gene Michaels”

    pat m-

    i can see all i’d have to do is hit your glove and the runner would slide right into it and be out. bang bang.

    good stuff.

  31. Pat M. May 30th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Tin Cup……Well in theory……..

  32. John May 30th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I remember when we got shellacked by Cleveland last season in embarassing fashion and our season was ruined.

    Oh, right. We went on to win the World Series.

  33. rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    How is that good news? The Indians are a terrible team. Got to win the series against them at home.

  34. Doris From Rego Park May 30th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    how is my girl Trisha doing? I hope she is enjoying June becuase she is going to have a 31 day vacation in July

  35. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    AJ wont last 5 and the Yanks will get shut out by this clown. I will ask again. Can anyone explain why Tex is still hitting 3rd. Is this all about not hurting peoples feelings. I would love to work for the Yankees. Suck at my job for years like Toree did and get raises. HIt like crap and keep my job. Pitch like a fat tub of crap and get a free pass. Oh well.

  36. JG29 May 30th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I know the Yankees need a couple of arms but Cashman better wake up and pick up another hitter. miranda, russo and thames are not the answer

  37. jonnycat May 30th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Regarding low thread numbers: well first off its a big holiday weekend so fewer people in front of their computers. But the main thing is the difference between the guys who run the blog and ole pete abe. Pete used to be pretty opinionated and also say provocative things. The current crew is never provocative just facts, which doesn’t stir up that many thoughts and comments

  38. trisha - #28 is on the way!!!! May 30th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Doris – :)

    Wouldn’t it be a hoot if all the imposters are actually Pete?

    j/k

  39. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    If there’s a better defensive 2nd baseman in baseball than Robinson Cano, he’s being hidden somewhere, because he’s not in the majpr leagues.

  40. rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    GB,

    Chase Utley. I’d give the nod to Utley.

  41. Phil Columbus May 30th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I don’t think Joba is out of shape, he just has the same body type that Hideki Irabu had.

  42. Beware of Wilford Brimley May 30th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Isn’t Bat Masterson aware of his stats?

  43. rt56rt May 30th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Here’s my prediction made at the beginning of the season

    1. Tampa Bay
    2. Toronto
    3. Boston
    4. New York
    5. Baltimore

  44. chan ho's runs May 30th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Unreal. Want to turn your season around? Face the Yankees.

  45. Doris From Rego Park May 30th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Trisha- In all seriousness, if i win (and I hope I dont) you dont have to stay away for a month. Sane posters are a rare commodity around here

  46. RS May 30th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    This is a game where not having Posada really hurts. Masterson is really effective against righties, but struggles against lefties. The difference between a left-handed Posada and a right-handed Moeller getting multiple ABs could be game-changing.

  47. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Masterson mastering the Yanks.. Pathetic they let this scrub off the hook for 3 innings so far

  48. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 30th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Welcome back, stale offense!

    Seriously, against THIS chump? His ERA is almost 7, and we have a bunt and a bleeder that barely made it through the infield.

    This team makes me shake my head on a regular basis.

  49. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I cant believe what we’re watching here. This freak show Masterson is actually pitching here. He’s got his Red Sox uniform underneath his Indians one today!

  50. trisha - #28 is on the way!!!! May 30th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Doris – and obviously vice versa. I like this kind of bet the best. Just to see what happens.

    Thanks.

    :)

  51. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Whats up with this team? Is it about time Girardi gets thrown out of a game?

  52. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    with 45 responses in three innings, it appears any posters are a rare commodity around here.

  53. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Did Paulie’s phone start ringing or was that just me?

  54. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    need some spark here….masterson is looking like cy young and we have bad aj throwing.

  55. Chris May 30th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Why are you surprise by this?

    As of now, the Indians have better offense, better pitching, better bullpen.

    Simple as that.

    They will take 3/4.

  56. Jim May 30th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Someone needs to tell the Yanks that Masterson sucks. I know it’s early, but this guys is 0-6 with an ERA over 6 and we have TWO HITS off him in three innings. Why does it seem that these crap pitchers come here and always give us trouble?

  57. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Swisher’s defense has been so much better this year.

  58. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I realize it is agianst the rules to critizise Captin Jeter but… Why do we need the manager to get thrown out. Jeter should confront Joba about his work ethic and also the overall team mental state. It is the Captians job the shake things up. I have never heard of him doing anything like this in the last 7 years.

  59. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Wow.. I might be the only one to think this.. but Swisher has made improvements as a RF.

  60. chan ho's runs May 30th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Only this team could fail against a guy who hasn’t won in almost a year. Time for a break from this.

  61. Jim May 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    CS in la: “Bad AJ”? The guy has allowed three hits, and one run, over four innings. I wish all my starters were that “bad”

  62. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Swisher has become a pretty good right fielder since the middle of last year. Early last season, he wouldn’t have gotten close to making that catch.

  63. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    At least the Royals and White Sox are also leading.

    Ugh, it would have been so nice to win yesterday’s game. Then even if they lost today, we could all feel good about Andy giving us the series win tomorrow. Instead, I’m just holding my breath that the Yankees don’t get completely embarrassed by Cleveland.

  64. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Is anyone really surprised that we are getting shut down. Really, have we need seen this same act over and over again. We just pray and hope that today was not going to happen but like Joba said the sun will come out and we will suck yet once again.

  65. rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Jeter’s job is to lead by example, which he does.

    He’s not there to babysit an out of shape, stubborn 24-year old relief pitcher with a 5.82 ERA.

    Joba has to look at himself in the mirror.

  66. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    RS Please DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH> It is not good for your health and you picked a bad day to do it.

  67. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    It is the Captians job the shake things up. I have never heard of him doing anything like this in the last 7 years.
    ***************************************************
    Just because you haven’t heard it about it, doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened. In fact, because you haven’t heard about it, I’d say its more likely to have happened – that’s Jeter’s style.

  68. Jon May 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    let me guess, a GIDP?

  69. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    Swisher has become a pretty good right fielder since the middle of last year. Early last season, he wouldn’t have gotten close to making that catch.
    ***************************************************

    Yep, that’s what I think. He’s really made improvements.

  70. rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    The league is hitting .317 against Masterson. Just amazing they can’t get one good swing off him.

  71. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Atta boy Cano

  72. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I was just about to say that I think Cano and Swisher are our best chances to hit Masterson.

  73. rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Okay, there’s one:)

  74. whoever May 30th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Good job Cano!!!!!

    That Crowe guy is a good player, hustled that ball back to the infield to hold Tex.

  75. m May 30th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    rally time!

  76. MG May 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    There are so many idiots, trolls, and morons on this blog that just complain about everything how can you even begin to discuss baseball?

  77. chan ho's runs May 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Man, I shudder to think of where this team would be without Cano/Swisher/Hughes/Pettitte

  78. m May 30th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Jon,

    Are you just a little upset that you didn’t get your GIDP? Just a little?

  79. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Swisher has been batting like an all star this month, but given the opportunity to drive in a run with an out, and swings at absolute slop for strike 3.

  80. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    As his confidence soars. Yanks dont score here we got trouble my friends

  81. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    GB,

    Chase Utley. I’d give the nod to Utley.

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

    Not any more and especially not this year. Cano leads all MLB 2nd basemen in total chances, assists, double plays, fewest errors, and fielding percentage.

  82. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    not liking this situation.. Swish’s K hurt.. Not even a flyball… to much to ask for

  83. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    ugh

  84. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    It’s kind of disturbing that the Yankee can’t get one groundball against a groundball machine.

  85. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  86. rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Brutal. Absolutely brutal.

  87. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Fan tastic

  88. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    just like I thought.. this team couldn’t hit a RISP out of a paper bag.

  89. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 30th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Of course they didn’t get the run in. I mean, why would they?

    41 pitches through 4. This is a carbon MFing copy of the game against Minnesota that got suspended. Just miserable.

  90. rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Posada can not come back soon enough. Just a completely different lineup without him in it.

  91. Pat M. May 30th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    A fine example of trying to do too much in that situation

  92. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    and why is Miranda on this team? I ask that every friggen day!

  93. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    This offense is giving new meaning to the nickname Bronx Bombers.

  94. chan ho's runs May 30th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I give up. They are freakin’ finished. Cy Masterson, way to go guys.

  95. Jim May 30th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Can ANYONE in this Godforsaken lineup get a damn hit when we need one. Once again second and third one out and NO ONE can get a clutch hit. For the love of God this is Masterson, not Koufax…UGH, I may have to turn this off and leave the house, I just can’t take watching bad baseball anymore. There is no excuse for this team to keep scuffling like this…

  96. Keith--FL May 30th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Yankee offense had many spells like this last year but just not as bad b/c of the presence of Damon and Matsui…still shocks me that Cashman went into this season without either of them……sorry but I feel like a 1 year 13 million dollar deal would have kept Damon or 1 year 8-9 million for Matsui…the numbers they have with their teams currently are really hard to compare how they would do with the Yankees this year…..bottom line, our offense is just not good this year…..

  97. whoever May 30th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    The “Bronx Bombers” need a new flight plan!!

  98. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Sometimes it feels like the Yankees don’t mind being down and having to climb their way up. It’s like they have so much confidence in themselves that there’s no sense of urgency in the middle innings. The whole “it’s a long season, it’s still early, still plenty of baseball left” seems to apply to each game the way it applies to the entire season.

  99. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!!!!!!!!! Its buisness time

  100. "Who Will Get Injured Today?" May 30th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    What’s your guess?

  101. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Hangin’ Chad … remind me why they got this automatic out?

  102. rconn23 May 30th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Masterson’s not even breaking a sweat out there.

  103. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Well…
    Granderson is struggeling big time
    Tex is struggeling
    A-Rod is ok, but not good
    Cano rocks
    Swisher rocks a little less but still
    Miranda is a AAA player
    Gardner is struggeling
    Moeller should be doing the laundry

    = bad lineup

  104. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Way to go, watch two easy to hit balls and then swing at crap.

  105. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Forgot Derek who is so so

  106. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Embarrassing. Seems every scrub comes to us and gets hot.

  107. Hobbs May 30th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Masterson may end up with at least 13 strikeouts today.

  108. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Will they get shut out by one of the worst pitchers in MLB. Me thinks so

  109. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' May 30th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Keith, you’re right about the Damon and Matsui point, but at the same time, we don’t have Posada, Granderson, and Nick for a majority of the season. Also, ARod seemed to be getting bigger hits up until this point, and Tex had not been struggling this badly last year.

    If that wasn’t enough, the bullpen seemed to overachieve, and NOT underachieve as they are doing this year.

    Putting all that into consideration, it’s amazing that at this point we would still be going into the playoffs.

  110. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    This is ridiculous. Besides Cano’s double the Yankees haven’t hit a single ball hard. This is like a vintage Wang outing.

  111. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Boston about to take the lead. AJ giving up 3 this inning. Sorry

  112. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Why is Trevor Crowe killing us so much??

  113. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    wth

  114. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Here we go. JUst like I said. Its time for the AJ colapse

  115. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    yes. Go Hafner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. Keith--FL May 30th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    the ball is carrying for the Indians but not for us as we can’t make solid contact…feels like 2-0 and this game could be over….

  117. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    2-0 about to happen

  118. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    watch how the Indians get the runner in from 2nd… Yankees.. take note

  119. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I’m tired of Paulie making excuses for this garbage. If he were playing on THIS team he would be ripping every single one of them for their awful play.

  120. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    This team is average this yr. They don’t have it.

  121. mick May 30th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Whatever happened to taking pitches. Last year Jeter and Damon would both go 3-2, foul a few off, at least 10 pitches. By the time Tex and Arod came up, the pitcher was exhausted.

    And why aren’t they hitting? Maybe it’s the team approach. Jeter is the leader. Not seeing enough pitches, not making the pitcher work?

    Don’t underestimate the loss of Nick Johnson. One thing he did was see alot of pitches.

    They have been anemic.

  122. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    come on chew chew

  123. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Red Sox in a similar position that the Yankees were in in the 4th inning. second and third 1 out with one of their hot hitters (Ortiz) up.

  124. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Northy, they will wait till they have 2 outs then drive in the run… or more.

  125. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Oh yes I forgot we can all relax because this is the easy part of our schedule. I will die laughing if Cleveland takes 3 of 4. Will anyone panic then. Oh its early and the games dont count in May like they due in Sept. That is the biggest line of CRAP i have ever heasrd in my life.

  126. MG May 30th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Do some of you actually WATCH the game? Masterson has made some outstanding pitches today. Just about every pitch has been around the knees with movement. He struck out Jeter with a filthy slider away followed by a 94 mph sinker inside. He’s a major league pitcher who was an major part of the trade for Victor Martinez and has good stuff. He’s pitched some bad games this year but that doesn’t mean he has no ability-from watching today I’d feel pretty good if I’m an Indians fan.

  127. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    come on Kearns, make it 3-0

  128. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    why are some of you watching this if all you do is whine about it?

  129. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Doris From Rego Park imposter at 1:57??????

  130. mick May 30th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    what is whine?
    call it constructive criticism

  131. trisha - #28 is on the way!!!! May 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    “Boston about to take the lead. AJ giving up 3 this inning. Sorry”

    “Here we go. JUst like I said. Its time for the AJ colapse”

    Good calls, Mike.

    :roll:

  132. Flash May 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you cs. This is all that these people on this board do is whine. Why waste your time watching if all your going to do is cry about every little thing.

  133. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Nice pitching AJ!!!

    Way to recover!!!

  134. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' May 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Wow. Before looking at the velocity I thought that was a slider. His 93 mph fastball just DROPPED before getting to the plate.

  135. mick May 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    strike 3 , what a breaking ball…good call big head

  136. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    AJ is nasty

  137. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    come on Masterson, shut us down 1,2,3 next inning.

  138. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    AJ can’t pitch any better than he’s pitching right now. Why can’t they score runs?

  139. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Nice job by AJ.

    It seems the Yanks and the Phillies both have problems with the bats lately. In last night’s game the Phillies only won on an unearned run.

  140. Butch May 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    U cab stop posting now Mike. U embarrassment. U r worse than CR 9

  141. RS May 30th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Good AJ showed up today. Unfortunately the offense needs to score about 10 runs to make this game bullpen-proof.

  142. mick May 30th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you cs. This is all that these people on this board do is whine. Why waste your time watching if all your going to do is cry about every little thing.
    =========================
    What do you think mgmnt does? They analyze the situation and make changes.
    As I said it’s called constructive criticism.

  143. Phil Columbus May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    MG
    You are right about Masterson today, but I can tell you this is the best he has pitched this year. The poll on the Indians network before the game was about if Masterson belongs in the pen. 60%
    said he does. LH hitters have been killing him.

  144. mick May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Masterson is dealing.
    That’s baseball.

  145. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Granderson isn’t the player I thought we were getting

  146. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Yes!!!! A two pitch out.

  147. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    TWO FRIGGIN’ PITCHES.

    This guy walks the GD planet, and we’re swinging at the second pitch. What happened to discipline?

  148. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Tex Time!

  149. Billy D May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    MG:

    Masterson has an ERA around 5.5 (after 5 shutout innings) and has gone 16 starts without recording a win.

  150. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Tex is terrible. Bat him 5 already.

  151. CB May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    AJ two seam fastball today is perhaps the best I’ve ever seen it.His two seamer today has been astonishing. It looks like Halladay’s two seamer. Just amazing. I completely unhittable pitch when coupled with his curveball.

    That two seamer almost looks like a screwball it as so much action on it.

  152. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hey, alright! We got to THREE pitches that time!

  153. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    another 1,2,3 inning. woooooo!

  154. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Tex n Arod are killing this team. As much as the pen is.

  155. mick May 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Cameron Diaz is taking the strength out of Arods legs.

  156. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Nick in SF imposter at 2:40

  157. MG May 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Billy, I know his stats but he’s not throwing like that today. He gets hammered when he leaves the ball up, today almost everything is down. The Yankees will probably figure out a way to win the game but you have to give Masterson some credit here.

  158. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    can they have one game with combo of good pitching and good hitting?

  159. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Please don’t tip it cap to masterson. He’s awful.

  160. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 30th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    FINALLY. SOMEONE TAKES A FRIGGIN’ WALK.

  161. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I remember Masterson use to come out the Pen for Boston and do a good job against the Yanks. Didn’t think he would do this good starting against us.

  162. Baseball Gods May 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    this has nothing to do with the Yankees.

    Masterson has had tough luck, I’m trying to even things out.

    The Baseball Gods have spoken.

  163. Debbie May 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    It looks like there is a feature on Kevin Russo in Newsday, but I cannot open it. If anyone can open Newsday, can you please download the story and post it? Thanks.

  164. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    This game might be Masterson’s only ‘dealing’ in this season.

  165. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    2 run shot Robbie.. Get this bum off the mound!

  166. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Just hung up there long enough. More bad luck.

  167. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Come on Masterson. 9 more outs to a complete-game shutout!!!!!!!

  168. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    This team is terrible. Doing this after what happened yesterday is a disgrace.

  169. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    It’s hurtful that CR9 or a CR9 imposter would say such a thing.

    It’s also not smart, but I don’t want to say why.

  170. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Wonderful job by the batters. Nice to see that they are really working Masterson over.

  171. Trevor May 30th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    “can they have one game with combo of good pitching and good hitting?”

    Friday….

  172. Lou-in-Vermont May 30th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    # mick May 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Cameron Diaz is taking the strength out of Arods legs.
    ===========================================

    Bring back Kate Hudson!

  173. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    come on Branyan, hit one out!!!!!!!!!

  174. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Nick

    LOL! I knew that could not be your comment. You would not go out of your way to try and throw a dig in at a fellow Yankees fan poster!!!!!!

  175. Keith--FL May 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Fans are allowed to whine, complain, etc…its the nature of being a fan, short for fanatic……and fans on this blog shouldn’t be afraid to vent, complain, whine…..thats what its for…..from my perspective, I see a team that is the defending World Champions with a bunch of missing parts from that team….Melky, Coke, Matsui, Damon, Hairston, Hinske and I didn’t like it when the season started and definitely don’t like it now….Cashman shouldn’t have messed with that karma…but I really hope I’m wrong……

  176. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Cashman has had a terrible offseason…

    Giving up solid lefty, a young cheap top prospect plus a so so prospect for Granderson??

    The Yankees is the odd team out in that trade..

    I have no problem with Kennedy beeing used in a trade, but A-Jax?

    Have you kept A-jax you could have used the money used on Grandy to either Matsui og Damon…

    And the NJ who is as injury prone as any in the game with the exception om Rich Harden

  177. trisha - #28 is on the way!!!! May 30th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Ace, it is not a disgrace. It’s baseball. It happens.

    Here are the things you know rationally. The Yankees have a lineup that doesn’t lack very good offense. Here’s what you also know rationally. It isn’t showing lately.

    So you wait it out.

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

    I like the current version of Bruce Chen.

  178. Flash May 30th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Its not that fans aren’t allowed to whine. But that’s all the people on this board ever do is whine.

  179. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Butch- I do not know much about the work of Cr9 but the only ones who should be embarressed are the players on the New York Yankees. I am upset and it shows in my posts. If the Yankees were upset perhaps we as fans could feel a bit of fire. I don’t see it, I dont feel it and in case you did not know Arod and Tex are each making over $155,000 for todays game. Thats about 50k per hour. Oh the starting pitcher they are facing has not got a win in his last 16 strats.

  180. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I don’t know what you’re talking about, CR9,the original comment was mine.

    And I have gone ‘out of my way’ to ‘throw a dig’ at Doris several times before, so why not again? He can take it. And that was kind of a twofer as well; more bang for the buck.

  181. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    moeller is a good professional back up.

    jumps right in and does a good job.

  182. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Unlike Joba, Moeller is a very professional guy

  183. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    “…that was kind of a twofer as well; more bang for the buck.”

    if gb7 tires to type that ten to one he doesn’t get it through the filter.

  184. Bryan May 30th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Justin Masterson is one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball…

    someone should inform the Yankees

    embarrassing

  185. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    damn, he made me misspell again.

  186. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    randy, are you trying to blame all the typos on fatigue???

  187. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    are you kidding me?

  188. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Jeter sucks on this play

  189. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Jeter. Come on

  190. Yankees Fan turned Indians Fan May 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Game!

    YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS! A 135 hitter owns AJ!

  191. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    of course, the blame is on Tex

  192. Billy D May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    “randy, are you trying to blame all the typos on fatigue???”

    Blame ‘em on Huff getting hit in the head with a line drive.

  193. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    That might be the ballgame.

  194. Trevor May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Unreal!

  195. RalphieD (OPPC) May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    how is that an e6? that is totally an easy play for tex

  196. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    And the hits keep on coming. This is over with the crap lineup today

  197. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    And there ya go. More good play by the Yanks. That chant classy Boston fans do for the Yanks sure seems appropriate now. Great.

  198. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Aaaaaaaand off come the wheels.

    There is nothing nice to say about this team right now.

  199. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    If you where wondering if this team is bad then take this error as evidence….

    Cost two runs already.. Game over

  200. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    How does AJ hit a guy hitting 109?

  201. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Oh boy

  202. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Nick

    You dont fool me!! You dont “take digs” at anyone!! You just like being funny/trying to be funny!!!

  203. chan ho's runs May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I hate this team. For the first time in all my years of being a Yankees fan, I hate them

  204. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    This team is disgraceful, I refuse to let them continue to ruin my long weekend.
    Gosh, glad I didn’t watch yesterday’s game.

  205. JustinOldFashionLoveSong May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    It was the ball game with one run for Cleveland.

  206. Bryan May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Yippeee 3-0 against a future hall of famer!!!!!!!!!!!!

    oh wait I mean a career minor leaguer my bad

  207. Jim May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Game over, Indians win, thhhhheeeee Indians win…UNREAL…The team is just a damn MESS right now…We get a GREAT pitching performance and we don’t hit, an error continues an inning and then the game gets broken open. So much for the “easy” part of the schedule…

  208. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    This is a 500 type team saved by their start and the SP.

  209. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    # Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    How does AJ hit a guy hitting 109?

    Jete and Tex need to make that play. I don’t know whos fault it was.

  210. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    “randy, are you trying to blame all the typos on fatigue???”

    no, on post dramatic stress syndrome.

  211. May 29, 2010: The Day the 2010 Yankees Season Ended May 30th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Game over.

    Season over.

  212. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Time for a team meeting…

    All the guys seems to be more focused on getting home to f…. their stupid good looking ladys

  213. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    and that’s the game folks.. another disgusting Yankee performance.. AJ pitched good, but gave it away at the end… I am sick to my stomach!

  214. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    AJ got a few bad breaks in that inning. Cruel and unfair.

  215. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    # RalphieD (OPPC) May 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    how is that an e6? that is totally an easy play for tex

    I knew it! :)

    Could Jeter have made that throw more accurately? Jeter sucks on that throw, just suck. period.

  216. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Well this inning will be 1-2-3 with the guys coming up. So 2 innings to score 3.

  217. Bryan May 30th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I predict a faux comeback today again

  218. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    oba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    This team is disgraceful, I refuse to let them continue to ruin my long weekend.
    Gosh, glad I didn’t watch yesterday’s game.

    ******************************************************
    Then run along…

  219. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    CR9, sometimes you have to take a dig at someone to try to be funny.

    Or, conversely, sometimes it helps to be funny to take a dig at someone.

    Just ask the legendary powerhouse comic Don Rickles!

  220. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Yanks are going to be in 3rd place a half game out of first in a short hour or so. Dont be so sure they wont puke it up on Monday as well. I am laughing because Girardi has no guts to say or do anything. High priced egos wont let him. He is a stooly

  221. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Don’t we play the Blue Jays at home soon? They are going to crush so many balls out of this ballpark with the way they’ve been hitting…

  222. Gil L May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    is there a single fan out there who doesn’t know, in his heart, that with this team, this year, this game is over?

  223. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    That doesn’t answer that question Carl. How does he hit a guy batting 100?

  224. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    What a joke! We went an entire year without this garbage “Jeter’s got an edge” commercial, and now it’s back.

    I guess YES network is playing the commercial to try and bring the 2008 bad luck to the 2010 team.

    They certainly succeeded with the constant injuries.

    Good job, YES network. You did your job bringing bad luck to the Yankees. That’s what your goal is.

  225. stuart May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    great game by the yanks. swisher especially effective with runners at 3rd and less the n2 outs. 1 out of 9 runners scored for the year. that is real good……….

    this team sucks. tex continues to suck. arod doing crap.. what a friggin joke… is lou marston johny bench. disgraceful.

    all i hear from kay is the pen is toast, really. marte exhasuted from the 1 batter. etc.

    the yanks stink……….

  226. Matt May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    For everyone saying they went through a stretch like this last year, you are wrong.

    Not after A-Rod came back did they play as pathetic a three week stretch as they are going through righ tnow. When A-Rod came back in May the team took off last year, save ONE week in June when they lost series to the Nationals and Marlins. ONE week, not THREE.

    Injuries are not an excuse. 10-4 lead yesterday and you lose, AJ throwing a gem today and you can’t score off of Masterson? The entire rest of the league is hitting him, so it’s not like he’s a guy who tends to have good games once in a while, he’s just a mediocre starter at best right now.

    This is the Cleveland Indians, possibly the worst team in the American League right now. The only two series they have won since taking 2/3 in Fenway in early May were against the Twins. They have serious issues right now, and this is not just a bad stretch anymore after three weeks, it is a serious problem of a team playing terrible baseball consistently.

  227. May 29, 2010: The Day the 2010 Yankees Season Ended May 30th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Now we can watch “real baseball teams” like the Rays and red sox come back to win!

  228. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    The Bluejays have caught the Yankees in the standings and the Sox have taken the lead on KC.. Tampa is down by a run early against the Whitesox..

    Yankees aren’t the team I thought they were this year… This series is a microcosm of what’s wrong with this team..

  229. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    The Indians came back from a 6 run deficit in the 7th inning yesterday. Can the Yankees complete half of that?

  230. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    CR9, is YES network owned by RedSox so they purposely screw up Jeter?

  231. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I’m sure they will score 2 in the 9th to make it respectable

  232. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    so Swisher decides to get a hit when it’s not a critical part of the game.. and now Miranda..Here we go bats!!!!

    Ortiz gives Boston 4-1 lead now!!

  233. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Very similar to 2008 – when they hit, they don’t pitch, when they pitch, they don’t hit.

  234. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Lets Go Yankees! clap clap clap!

  235. Joker May 30th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Sad that Ortiz is a better player than Tex at this stage

  236. Gil L May 30th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    this has a lot of 2008 about it.
    no accountability.
    losing seems expected and tolerated.
    the CG trade will hurt us for years…

  237. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    It’s not injuries. The bullpen is awful. Every single Cashman off season move gas been a big fat Zero. Lineup is weak. Team really misses Damon n Matsui.

  238. May 29, 2010: The Day the 2010 Yankees Season Ended May 30th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    The Indians came back from a 6 run deficit in the 7th inning yesterday. Can the Yankees complete half of that?

    ”””””””””””””””””””””’

    NO. The Indians have a much better offense.

  239. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve seen enough of Miranda. He’s terrible.

  240. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    What a joke. A 3-0 count and he was swinging at the 3-1 count. He just didnt try to take the walk. He was up there hacking. hacking hacking haking hacking.

    Red Sox role players put the bats on their shoulders and take the walks.

  241. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    if they miss the postseason this year, I really wannna see they cut the budget, say, to $150m.
    It’s been an embarrassment a $200m team plays like this.

  242. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Nick

    I think you actually like Trisha!! You act like an older brother to Trisha, with your playful teasing!! You are such a sweet guy!!

  243. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Time for the Hit Man.

  244. IK May 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    We’re just finding ways to lose now

    Bullpen can’t hold a 6 run lead.

    A guy who has lost his last 11 decisions dating back to last year is shutting us down at home.

    Just doesn’t look like our year, folks. Boston is going to zoom right past us within a week. I don’t worry about Toronto, but 3rd place in the East isin’t getting to October

  245. m May 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Boston winning now, TB ties it up. Ugh. Whine.

  246. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Gardner better run.

  247. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    And Chan Homerun in the Park is waiting to make sure this end in a blowout

  248. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Gardner has to be stealing here.

  249. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Can BG steal a base

  250. May 29, 2010: The Day the 2010 Yankees Season Ended May 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Too little too late, Yankees hitters.

  251. Tom May 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    CR9,

    Yep. That is the difference between the Sox reserves and ours – theirs have good ABs all the time.

    Ronald McDonald would have taken the walk. Our role player tries to be the hero, when he sucks.

  252. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    They won’t throw threw. Just run.

  253. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    If Gardner doesn’t run here this blog will implode!

  254. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Tom

    Miranda does not suck. He just does a bit immature and does not understand his role.

  255. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    WHAT IS HE DOING RUN

  256. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Gardner should be stealing here.

  257. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Someone tell me why he isn’t stealing????

  258. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    CR9, that’s an interesting theory — good luck with it.

    I still want to know if that was the real Doris From Rego Park, as the sentiment expressed was very un-Doris-like.

  259. Com2us May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    And we face a rookie tomorrow we have never seen who actually has a very respectable ERA

    Losing 3\4 to a last place team at home would just solidify our place in mediocrity,

  260. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    We have a chance to get 2 runs with a base hit, and Gardy has cement in his cleats.

  261. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    wow another pitiful AB with RISP

  262. Sprinters don't slide May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Ouch

  263. Gil L May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    no point is scoreboard watching.
    the yanks are headed to 4th place in a hurry.
    8-13 record is no fluke, not one lost weekend.
    it’s a done team living off its fast start, not willing to admit how bad it is.

  264. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Freaking joke…. to cheap runs left on 3rd base in this game

  265. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    r-u-n

  266. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    This game should be 2-1 Yankees. They’re beating themselves.

  267. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    This is awful

  268. Bryan May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Masterson and his 5.88 ERA

    he is amazing

  269. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    too late gardy.

  270. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you Jete

  271. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Finally!

  272. War Pigs May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Is the Cisco Kid now flying to close to sun and are his wings made of wax?

  273. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    That’s why u steal 2.

  274. Groove May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Gardner is too freakin passive.

    Crawford would have stolen 2 bases in that inning

    Where are the Gardner fanboys now? This is why he is a reserve player.

  275. m May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    El Capitan!

  276. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    great. thank god he took second.

  277. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RIGHT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  278. RalphieD (OPPC) May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    nice jeter!…nobody else scores on that but gardner

  279. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    The Captain delivers….:D

  280. J. Henry Waugh - God Does Not Play Dice, But I Do May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Looked safe.

  281. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Gil L May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    is there a single fan out there who doesn’t know, in his heart, that with this team, this year, this game is over?
    ******************************************************
    :roll:

  282. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    So Jeter atones for his 2 run error.. Now we’re even!

  283. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    groove. gardner stole what he could.

  284. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Gardner runs! Jeter hits! Gardner scores!

    Set off the LoHud fireworks! Woo hoooooooooo!

  285. Sprinters don't slide May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Yankees stink Yankees stink… Whah!! What happens when they win??

    Get behind your team and be positive

  286. Bryan May 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I bet Gardner tore up his hand on that

    Catcher stepped on his hand

  287. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Finally… a clutch it. :)

  288. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Oh Yeah. Lets Go Yankees clap clap clap !

  289. whoever May 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    too late gardy
    —————-

    Good call; guess the second run doesn’t count

  290. Rover May 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Now they’ll bring in a lefty to neutralize Granderson, very predictable.

    Can’t have a platoon player batting 2nd. Pinch hit Thames NOW.

  291. Matt May 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Funny what happens when Gardner actually tries to run and makes the pitcher worry about him.

    If he isn’t running, he is almost useless in this lineup. What is he going to do, slap a ground ball to short with runners on base? Without his legs he is a singles hitter who strikes almost no fear into the pitchers.

    Yesterday’s defeat was sealed when Gardner once again did not run in the 7th inning with Jeter at the plate. What are you doing out there if you refuse to at least try some kind of running play? Jeter hits a ton of ground balls and Gardner is really fast. It’s the perfect spot in a 2-1 count to hit and run, and if he misses then you steal the base anyway. Sloppy baseball against a terrible team, it’s embarrassing.

  292. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, the Phillies are really struggling with the bats. One unearned run scored in their past 5 games.

  293. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    “Catcher stepped on his hand”

    catchers are like that.

  294. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) May 30th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Am I hearing the Vengaboys in Yankees stadium…?hahahah

  295. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    ok, Jeter corrects his error.

  296. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Nick

    You are a giant teddy bear at heart!!!!!!! You like Trisha!!!!!!!!

    That sounded like Doris.

    While she is very negative towards the Yankees, she recognizes a classy and excellent poster like Trisha when she sees one.

    Just as I recognize a great poster – such as yourself – when I see one.

  297. May 29, 2010: The Day the 2010 Yankees Season Ended May 30th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Typical Yankees offense. Make a late run but fall short.

  298. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Jeter needs to run here… small ball Girardi!!

  299. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    We better hope for a Granderson BB here, because he AINT hittin a HR here.

  300. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Grandy man can

  301. Sprinters don't slide May 30th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Groove says:
    May 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    Gardner is too freakin passive.

    Crawford would have stolen 2 bases in that inning

    Where are the Gardner fanboys now? This is why he is a reserve player.

    —–/——————–
    I am not a gardner ” fanboy” but how does Crawford steal 2 bases when there already a runner on third ????

  302. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Man Granderson is fast

  303. Baseball Gods May 30th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I have made sure young Masterson does not lose this game.

    I still haven’t decided who will win.

    I have spoken.

  304. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    It just went right off the wall, right to the RF. What terrible luck.

  305. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    “War Pigs May 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    Is the Cisco Kid now flying to close to sun and are his wings made of wax?”

    I would ordinarily not like this kind of comment because it is not positive and it’s not indicative of friendship with Francisco.

    However, an Icarus refereance coupled with a Black Sabbath song blog handle supercedes any negativity towards Cervelli. Well done.

    I once saw the great indie band Quasi do a cover of ‘War Pigs’, it was pretty awesome.

    What, the game is still on? Sorry!

  306. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    oh no, Tex is coming up.

  307. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    If Jeter runs, he scores on that play!

  308. Baseball Gods May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I always favor the Yankees. I just have to make it look good.

    It’s the best way to get a two-fer.

    The Baseball Gods have spoken.

  309. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    That play is where having a small stadium hurts. Most other ballparks that takes a couple extra seconds to roll to the wall and Jeter has a good chance of scoring.

  310. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    We better hope for a Teixeira BB here, because he AINT hittin a HR here.

  311. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    please tex, break out of the slump now.

  312. m May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Let’s go, Tex. a single will do.

  313. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Lets go Yankees! clap clap clap

  314. Flash May 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    CR9,

    we don’t need a hr here, a single would be lovely

  315. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    CR9, Doris From Rego Park is a male commenter.

    I think I know his style a little better than you do.

  316. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    “crossing his fingers”

  317. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    So who pitches the 8th inning?

  318. whoever May 30th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Matt,

    Gardner sealed the loss when he did not steal base, hmmmm, I would of voted for Joba’s meltdown.

    Different perspective I guess.

  319. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Tex!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  320. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    TEX!!!

  321. RalphieD (OPPC) May 30th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    YES YES YES YES!!!!!!

  322. Flash May 30th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    HUGE!!!!!

  323. Flash May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    now its time to hold the lead

  324. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    holy uppercut!!!!!

  325. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    holy uppercut!!!!!

  326. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    thank you. thank you.

  327. Matt May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Whoever,

    No, Joba did not seal the loss. It was a 2-run game at the time and they had a chance to rally back with the top of the order coming up in the next few innings. When Jeter hit into the double play, the game was pretty much over.

  328. Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    YES!!!!

    Give CR9 credits, I guess he’s the only one expecting a HR.

  329. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    5 runs scored with 2 outs

  330. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MOTHER *******!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THe reverse jinx works agaiN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    **** YOU JUSTIN MASTERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  331. Sprinters don't slide May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    If u gave up sit on your hands and don’t don’t cheer

  332. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Tex BAby TEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  333. m May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    lol@CR9 (and myself)!

    AJ in line for the win thanks to Big Tex.

  334. Trevor May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    “So who pitches the 8th inning?”

    Park

  335. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Gil L May 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    is there a single fan out there who doesn’t know, in his heart, that with this team, this year, this game is over?
    ******************************************************

    Dude.. don’t go into the crystal ball or magic eight ball or brass balls business.

    Just sayin’. :-)

  336. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    He has redeemed himself.. I hope this propels Tex to a hotstreak!! Thank You Tex!!

  337. cs in la May 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    now….can joba hold it?

  338. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    We better be hoping for a Rodriguez BB here, because he AINT hittin a HR here.

    Damn it. Too late. My bad.

  339. MG May 30th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    for all you complainer, whiners, and morons….

    Go Back to your Playpens and shut up.

  340. raymagnetic May 30th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    :)

  341. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    AJ has figured out how to vulture (potential) wins for himself. Good sign!

  342. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    Now I need Swisher to pitch :) Dont trust anybody but him

  343. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Please no Joba!!…

  344. May 29, 2010: The Day the 2010 Yankees Season Ended May 30th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Now watch Park giving the lead up. It only makes it more agonizing.

  345. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    So Jeter atones for his 2 run error.. Now we’re even!

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

    No it doesn’t make up for the 2 run error. New York would have had the lead on the hit. He’s paid for hits and run production. he’s not paid for run producing errors.l

  346. Baseball Gods May 30th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    This game is far from over.
    If this weekend means anything to you, you will realize sacrifices need to be made.

    Bring me the head of Trisha or CR9 on a stick as a gesture of good faith.

    I have spoken.

  347. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    AJ deserves this win. Pitched his tail off.

  348. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    AJ has figured out how to vulture (potential) wins for himself. Good sign!
    *****************************************

    He sure has. this is the second game in a row he might have “vultured” a win. :)

  349. MG May 30th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Joba Tips his Cap May 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    oh no, Tex is coming up.
    ————————————–
    Idiot, go play in traffic.

  350. chan ho's runs May 30th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    THANK YOU. Now can the bullpen please, please hold it? Pretty please?

  351. raymagnetic May 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    That error was Teix’s fault, not Jeter’s. If the ball hits your glove you’re supposed to catch it as far as I’m concerned.

  352. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Well this speaks volumes about the Yankees bullpen

  353. Rover May 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    CR9,

    Please use this reverse jinx when the NBA finals start next week

    “No way Kobe is making this shot”
    “KG is going to hit both FTs to tie the game”

    etc.

  354. whoever May 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    When Jeter hit into the double play, the game was pretty much over
    ——————————————-

    Well at least you give Jeter some of the blame; Gardner not running there is not even in the top 5 reasons we got beat yesterday. But you keep on your “Gardner sucks” crusade.

  355. trisha - #28 is on the way!!! May 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Which is why smart fans don’t get ahead of themselves…

    Good waiters get good tips.

  356. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS is relieved of Randy Winn's bat being DFA'd) May 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Ryu would be proud of that uppercut

  357. m May 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    And Big Game James Shields loaded ‘em up with zero outs. Let’s see how much integrity Ozzie has.

    The Big Jamaican gets a reprieve. Sipp is in line for the loss. No 0-6 for Masterson.

    O/T, but congrats to the UH Rainbow Wahine (16 seed) for advancing to softball CWS over #1 Alabama. Hit a walkoff 2-run HR in their last at-bat. Hoot hoot!

  358. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Joe obvioulsy dont trust anybody either…

  359. TMZ May 30th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    AJ doesn’t trust the bullpen, trying to win the game himself.

  360. Rich May 30th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Jayson Nix goes deeeeeeep for a slam!

  361. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Rover

    It cant be used too often. I have to feel it and believe it!!!! I knew Tex and Grandy were doing something special there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NICE K AJ!!!!!!!

  362. Matt May 30th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Yeah but Jeter hit into the double play because Gardner was still standing on first base. When you have a guy at the plate who hits a lot of ground balls on the infield in a spot like that where you cannot afford a double play, you need to be running, whether straight stealing or run and hit or hit and run, anything.

    It’s not blaming Gardner, it’s simply a statement that if he isn’t using his legs out there, he can’t possibly contribute much to the team. The advantage of having a guy like him in that spot is that he can help manufacture a run with the top of the lineup coming up, but if he is going to keep getting erased on the bases by ground balls then his advantage is completely negated.

  363. MG May 30th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Why take AJ out if he’s still throwing well? He’s at 110 pitches, if you knew anything about baseball it would be obvious that he has another inning (or part of an inning) left?

  364. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks again Tex. I couldn’t live with the fact that Masterson has an 11 game losing streak and was on his way to ending it against our beloved team.

  365. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Since AJ is back out for the 8th, the premise of the vulture joke is undermined, but thank you, Angel.

    Smart of Girardi for sticking with AJ, although it’s not like he had other happy options.

  366. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Nasty AJ

  367. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    And this ****** loser Michael Kay purposely trying to jinx us, saying that AJ is looking at a win.

    THE GAME AINT OVER ZHIRKOV. Talk about it when the game is over and we’ve won.

    BANG!!!!!!!!!! NICE FINISH AJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  368. MG May 30th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I repeat, there was no reason for AJ not to come out for the 8th.

  369. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS is relieved of Randy Winn's bat being DFA'd) May 30th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    LOL…Dreamy Eyes is such a hot dog behind the plate

  370. Northy May 30th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Booooom AJ

  371. RalphieD (OPPC) May 30th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    phenomenal job by AJ…8 innings 1 er when we really needed it

  372. May 29, 2010: The Day the 2010 Yankees Season Ended May 30th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I doubt Mo can hold up the lead.

  373. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    # trisha – #28 is on the way!!! May 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Which is why smart fans don’t get ahead of themselves…

    Good waiters get good tips.

    ___

    What a line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are awesome TRISHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  374. m May 30th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    8 IP, 8 K’s, 0 walks, 1 ER. Great job by AJ.

  375. Trevor May 30th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    “Ryu would be proud of that uppercut”

    Shoryuken

  376. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Almost mo time. but were about to get more runs. great job AJ

  377. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Almost mo time. but were about to get more runs. great job AJ

  378. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS is relieved of Randy Winn's bat being DFA'd) May 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    And emphatic fist pumping from the catcher.

  379. Terry from NH May 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    AJ’s been brilliant over his last couple starts.. This team puzzles me to no end when you see 3 out of 5 starters really throwing well, but the offense and bullpen have really given the Yanks a sub .500 record over the last few weeks. Posada and another DH besides Miranda is what they need.. Joba to throw the ball better would be a plus..lol

  380. Tarheelyank May 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Well just got here, I suspect Crow was served for lunch.

  381. chan ho's runs May 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Great job AJ, team owes you bigtime.

  382. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Nice of Tex to finally show up for work with the bat

  383. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    abolish the 110 pitch limit

    When this bullpen, 130 is the new 110

    starter over 110 pitches > anyone but MO in the pen.

  384. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind May 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Since AJ is back out for the 8th, the premise of the vulture joke is undermined, but thank you, Angel.

    Smart of Girardi for sticking with AJ, although it’s not like he had other happy options.

    *********************************************************************
    It still works in that he’s out there to make sure the Yankee bullpen can’t possibly vulture a win away from him, lol.

  385. GD May 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    the comments on here are absurd, what has happened to the readership here? is it no longer possible to have rational discourse? It makes me embarrassed to be a yankee fan.

  386. Matt May 30th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Today is a prime example of why pitch counts are often taken out of context.

    Burnett was at 105 pitches starting the inning, but they were a pretty easy 105 pitches. The Indians did not have many baserunners in the game and Burnett had only had one really tough jam where he had to work hard, namely the 6th inning. If someone were managing on pitch count alone, he would have been out of the game, but he’s pitching well and had a little left in the tank and they made the right move to leave him out there.

    As they say, the best bullpen is the one you don’t have to use. Joba is too inconsistent sometimes, and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that he’s had a few implosions this year. When your stuff and mechanics are inconsistent, you are going to get hit around, and sending him to the bullpen isn’t going to magically fix his flawed delivery. It’s amazing that people thought he would all of a sudden be lights out again, he is too inconsistent to be a set up man that you count on.

    I wonder if the Yankees are looking at maybe a closer type making a lot of money on a middling team to possibly try to pry away to secure the pen a bit. If they can target someone with a large contract, they might not have to give up many prospects either.

  387. whoever May 30th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Matt,

    Ironically, I agree that Gardner needs to be more active, even posted it yesterday. More aggressive in both running and in batting (swing earlier)

    But he seems to be attacked and singled out much more than others on the team during our current slump. He is not one of the main cogs, but a role player who has exceeded expectations.

    No excuse, but think he is both mentally and physically run down; needs a break.

  388. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Burnett pitched as fine a game as you can pitch. It was as good as what Hughes turned in on Friday night. He deserves this win.

  389. hardwired May 30th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    the Yankees, in yet another display of nobility, have to decided to let the other teams have a chance at winning a title this year.

    they should be commended for their spirit of fair play.

  390. m May 30th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Still whining about Gardner? In a game in which Joba blew chunks? Please.

    Gardner got a hit, stole a base, and scored a run in a 5-run rally. Today. You know? Not in the past?

    Get over yourself.

  391. blake May 30th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Look who is almost back up to .300…the “washed up” captain.

    Atta boy tex. Can’t say that I blame Girardi for letting AJ hand the ball to Mo.

  392. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Cashman better fix this bullpen better than Obama is fixing the oil leak.

  393. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Cano is just stupid.

  394. hardwired May 30th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    who am I kidding, we must crush all enemies.

    I can’t wait for Jorge to get back. He really, really extends the lineup.

  395. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I said yesterday. It’s not how a team loses a game like yesterday. It’s how a team responds that makes them the championship team that they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  396. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    “Which is why smart fans don’t get ahead of themselves…”

    love how you always seem to create a dumb fan that you are superior too.

    of course , when your prediction turns out wrong we never hear from you.

    i guess the logic is if it makes you personally look smart it’s good.

  397. Ace May 30th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    If Mo can’t get 3 outs vs Cle we r in big trouble. U go to Mo.

  398. Brick May 30th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Maybe Joba can only pitch well if it a close game?

    He pitched well against Minnesota and the Mets in 1 run games for more than an inning in both of them.

    Maybe when he saw 4 run lead, he took the foot off the gas a little. Maybe he can only pitch when it is close.

  399. RalphieD (OPPC) May 30th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    very nice game for miranda…

    his results have not been as good as the at bats he has had…

  400. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    TRISHA STALKER

    I believe Trisha’s perspective is to not get too up or too down during the course of a game or season. A very good perspective to have!!! An SJ44 and CB-like perspective.

  401. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    m: woah!

    I agree with you on all counts, but I think you should ease up on Matt; he might just be cranky because he had the Crimson Tide in his softball brackett.

    Yankee offense is about to vulture a save away from Mo, but thankfully he won’t care.

  402. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    POUR IT ON BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAVE THE BULLPEN TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  403. Mike May 30th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Just came back and saw the score. Very happy for A.J. and Tex. Happier that Joba does not have to pitch.

  404. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    What did i tell you? We still use Mo I hope. Get him some work in.

  405. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I agree that it was the right move to send Burnett out for the 8th inning. I do think, however, that Girardi would not have made that move if the Yankees had a lights out set-up man.

    There’s no way Joe asks Burnett to throw 115 pitches against the Indians in May with the Yankees having a 2 run lead in the 8th inning (a tie game would be different) if 2009 Hughes was in the pen.

  406. m May 30th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Good for Miranda who got a lot of unnecessary grief here today. Your 3-4 players were playing like cra-p the last 2 weeks, but everything is Gardner, Miranda, Moeller, Cervelli’s fault. And you guys will probably find a way to blame Winn, too.

  407. Tarheelyank May 30th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Why is Miranda on second base?

  408. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Cr9 3:43 post
    Is spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  409. Joe May 30th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    RS,

    True. But drastic times call for drastic measures. The bullpen is a major liability and there is not a single reliable reliever in there. Each of them are just as capable of giving up 5 runs as they are pitching a scoreless inning. In fact, they are probably more likely to give up runs than not.

    Unless a guy was laboring from the start like CC yesterday, the starter needs to stay in to pitch the 8th.

  410. CB May 30th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    The story of today’s game for AJ was his two seam fastball. It was an overwhelming pitch. Just astonishing. There were two seamers he threw today – especially in big spots that were as good a pitch as a major league pitcher can throw.

    That pitch had so much action on it at times it looked like a very hard screwball or perhapseven a hard splitter – but of course it’s a fastball so it’s an even harder pitch than either a screwball or splitter.

    Combine that pitch and it’s arm side run with the quality of his knuckle curve – just devastating.

    AJ’s defense let him down some today but he was great.

    And just as with many of his best starts this season AJ dominated with his fastball. AJ threw around 75% fastballs. Here it is – hit is. The curve was saved and used as it should be – situationally.

    And of the fastballs he threw 45% were two seamers.

    I’d love to see him use that two seamer more. It’s a phenomenal pitch.

  411. whoever May 30th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    CR9

    What a shame you find it necessary to defend Trisha all the time; you have so little respect or confidence for her to fend for herself.

    Equating her with SJ44 and CB – WOW

    Need a recount on that vote.

  412. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    :-*

  413. TMZ May 30th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    “It makes me embarrassed to be a yankee fan.”

    The people who show up during the game threads aren’t real fans. Some are trolls. Some are people who think they are Yankee fans, but really aren’t. Stick to reading what the regulars posts and you’ll enjoy this blog more.

  414. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    CR9-

    you stalking me again ?

    i’m telling you.

    you’re hurting my feelings.

  415. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    whoever

    Whatever!! I dont find it necessary to defend her! I just like to attack arrogant Bostonians and Red Sox fans like Randy l.

  416. Can the Yankees get a refund? May 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I literally can’t stand Teixeira and his slow start garbage. Even Ortiz has hit 11 runs as slow a start as he’s had. We get happy when he hits or scores, because it far and in between.

  417. Bing May 30th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    CR9,

    Isin’t randy l from Massachusetts? That may explain it ;)

  418. Tarheelyank May 30th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    It didn’t hurt them, but just another example of passive baserunning by Miranda not taking third on that sac. fly.

    I know he’s slow and you don’t make the third out stuff, but that was hit far enough for him to be standing on third. At least draw the throw.

  419. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Jeter needs to get the OBP up, but he is not having a bad year. On pace for 16 HR, 100 RBI, 104 RS, and 16 SB. Any manager would take that from his shortstop in a heartbeat, let alone one who’s turning 37 in a month.

  420. Baseball Gods May 30th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I will guarantee a great season to anyone who brings me the torso of Nick of SF tatooed with an Icarus refereance dipped in black wax on the sabbath of course!

    The Baseball Gods have spoken!

  421. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Mo’s velocity is nice

  422. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 30th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Hi all –

    Can’t wait to watch the replay of this game later on.

    One comment on Girardi’s comments. He’s a calm guy. I’d love to have him as my manager if I was a player. He will get paid back for the confidence and support he gives his players.

    :)

    Catch you all after the company goes home!! :)

  423. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I want Trisha to have my children.

    We will get a lovely brownstone and live in the Back Bay area of Boston.
    On sunny Sundays will we take the fam to the public garden to see the swan boats.
    We will all wear the B cap proudly.

  424. Net Outcome May 30th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    The perfect example of AL/NL…. Jake Peavy.

    From 04-08, 3 years he had an ERAs in the 2′s…..with more Ks than innings pitched

    Now he can’t get anyone out in the AL and is about to blow a 7-3 lead he got to Tampa.

  425. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Looks like Mo had his yearly slump and now he’s back. Wow. :)

  426. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Girardi and the Yankees needed the extra innings and Burnett was throwing stress free all day and was seldom behind in the counts. He deserved at least one more inning and he had only pitched 5 easy innings in his last start. He had plenty of arm left.

  427. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    “Your 3-4 players were playing like cra-p the last 2 weeks, but everything is Gardner, Miranda, Moeller, Cervelli’s fault.”

    When the lineup is compromised, as it’s been recently, that does put more of a burden on the remaining regulars. It’s silly to blame backup players for playing as such, though we hope for good things from them.

    But the team is better off with as many regular starters in the lineup as possible. Cervelli has done very well in his role this year but it will be a plus when Posada is back on the roster. Just as it’s been a plus to get Granderson back.

  428. RS May 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Mo throwing 92-93 mph with pinpoint location. He’s going to be alright.

  429. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    nice job Mo!

  430. CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    WHAT A PLAY BY MO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What athleticism!! WEB GEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  431. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS is relieved of Randy Winn's bat being DFA'd) May 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Damn

  432. Jim May 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    # CR9 May 30th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I want Trisha to have my children.

    We will get a lovely brownstone and live in the Back Bay area of Boston.
    On sunny Sundays will we take the fam to the public garden to see the swan boats.
    We will all wear the B cap proudly.

    ————————

    LMAO!!! I know this is fake, but hilarious.

  433. Carl May 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Ballgame!

  434. Bret the Hitman May 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Jeter is turning 36 in a month, not 37.

    100 R and 100 RBI is excellent for a leadoff guy and shortstop.

    He’s on pace to finish the year with 2,959 career hits.

  435. blake May 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    AJ struggles when he doesn’t have command of his 4 seamer because on those days he pretty much scraps his 2 seamer (at least from what I’ve seen) and starts trying to get by with throwing more curveballs. That 4 seamer/2 seamer combo is what makes him great.

  436. CB May 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    40 years old and he might be one of the 5 best athletes on the team.

  437. Baseball Gods May 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    you can thank me for the bat not hitting Mo.

    I have spoken.

  438. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS is relieved of Randy Winn's bat being DFA'd) May 30th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    What’s cracking me up is how he’s laughing while that was happening.

  439. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 30th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Oh, Man!

    What a play by MO!!!

    At first I didn’t even notice he jumped over the bat.

    Amazing. How old is that man????? Ageless!!

  440. Sacfly May 30th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The Yankkees Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  441. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 30th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Big win today. Big. :)

    Now, I will catch you all later. :lol:

  442. JJ May 30th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    New Post

  443. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 30th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Infinitely glad they pulled that out, but it’d be nice if they didn’t wait until the 7th inning to show up on offense. I guess sometimes you just have to outlast the starter until he makes one mistake too many.

  444. m May 30th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Nick,

    Of course. Our injured stars would be better options.

    But people will whine just for the sake of whining.

    And that one fan that turned into a Indians fan was particularly annoying. What an ass.

  445. trisha - #28 is on its way!!! May 30th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    “love how you always seem to create a dumb fan that you are superior too.”

    No need to do that Randy. You’re always there for the taking.

  446. Tarheelyank May 30th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I say the post by Nick in SF at 3:57 was a fake. I didn’t laugh once. Imposter!!

  447. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    CR9-

    there has never been anyone more bigoted or more unbalanced on this blog than you.

    yeah, i’m from massachusetts half the year.

    so what?

    are you that ignorant?

    no response necessary.

  448. Long time fan May 30th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Way too many here act like 13 yr. old morons !!!

  449. randy l. May 30th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    so trisha, tell us all who you are smarter than today.

    if it weren’t for those dumb yankee fanson this blog life would be so much better.

    please help them to see your ways.

  450. GreenBeret7 May 30th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Shaefer Hall pitched in his first High A ball game with Tampa today and his line was: 5 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts.

    The big bats so far through 6 innings are Corbin Joseph with a 4-5 and 2 homers, a walk and 5 RBI.

    Jack Rye is 2-5 with a homer and 3 RBI.

    tampa Yanks won 14-5

    SJ’s nephew was 2-5 with a double and 3 RBI.

  451. Nick in SF May 30th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    :arrow:

  452. AWJ May 30th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Wow – All these bloggers that were giving up on the Yanks, and A.J. – Give me a break. A.J. pitched very well his last game in MN. and got the win, and he’s pitched well today, for another win. If you want to be concrned about the starting pitching, take a long long at CC, he’s been below average 3 games in a row, against below average teams. Right now A.J. and Hughes are #1 & #2 on the staff, and Andy #3. I’d like to see Mitre put in the #5 slot, and put Vazquez in the bullpen, after all, after this year he’s gone anyway.

  453. Pepitone May 30th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    So many comments, so few REAL baseball fans … oh well.


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