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Lineup for Cleveland finale

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Lineup, Today in the Journal News on May 31, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Juan Miranda DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner LF

The Yankees are going with their regular lineup this afternoon against the Indians. I’m not covering the game, but obviously we’ll have updates from the stadium on the blog.

The Yankees are coming off a big, come-from-behind win against Cleveland on Sunday. They are also hoping to get Jorge Posada on the field for some running. If that happens, he could be close to a return to the lineup.

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132 Responses to “Lineup for Cleveland finale”

  1. Patrick May 31st, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Nice lineup

  2. Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Patrick -

    It’s almost perfect, isn’t it?? ;)

  3. pat May 31st, 2010 at 10:42 am

    White/blue holiday caps are better than the red ones from last year but they still look “off”. :sad:

  4. pat May 31st, 2010 at 10:44 am

    eboland11 Posada running. Went first to second, then second to home. No noticeable problems but ill let the med staff handle those evaluations

  5. teddy gbu May 31st, 2010 at 10:45 am

    isn’t today a lefty starter, no thames

  6. Terms of endearment May 31st, 2010 at 10:46 am

    A series split would be awesome.

    It would be quite an accomplishment considering how bad we have bee playing and that recently the Indians have had better pitching and offense than we do.

  7. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Happy Memorial Day to everyone….and to all the veterans out there, thank you. You truly are heroes.

    The lineup will become mostly whole in short order, but the pen is an absolute mess and may prevent this team from making the playoffs. It’s awful – there is not one pitcher I trust there except for Mo and his appearances are never guaranteed because obviously he only pitches when we are winning or sometimes tied. Phil was sent down to the minors several times – why not Joba? They need to try and “fix” him – the operative word being “try”. If it’s about mechanics, then he can be fixed. If it’s about Joba’s mental outlook, his heart, his physical condition – then that’s up to Joba. I feel they need to give it a try. Bring up Nova – try him out for awhile. Ok, maybe he’ll fail miserably, but what we have now isn’t working, so what’s the harm? I guess Melancon didn’t pitch well while I was away – that’s too bad.

    The other major ? is Javy – are we going to just keep sending him out there? He looked like he was turning things around, but apparently not. I guess we have no choice, but the rotation without him is merely good not great and we need Phil to keep this up (though that’s asking a lot)

  8. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 10:48 am

    “A series split would be awesome.”

    Actually at this point wouldn’t that be a worst case scenario?

  9. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Splitting a series with the Indians would not be awesome…………..

  10. pat May 31st, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Talbot is a righty.

    Enjoy you day everyone. Go Yankees.

  11. blake May 31st, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I like this lineup as well…

    Yea a split of a home series against one of the worst teams in baseball wouldn’t really be a good thing. Not a must win or anything but you should win 3 of 4 at home against the Indians.

  12. Chris May 31st, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 10:48 am
    “A series split would be awesome.”

    Actually at this point wouldn’t that be a worst case scenario?

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Splitting a series with the Indians would not be awesome…………..

    ——–

    So is this a Must-Win game?

  13. mick May 31st, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I must have thought you were going today when I said Andy was pitching. Sorry, you were right, it’s Javy tomorrow for you. Hope that’s a good thing.

  14. blake May 31st, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Tarheel,
    you ever eat at the Q Shack….I’ve been sitting here craving their Okra for some reason.

  15. CHEROKEE May 31st, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Doreen (about your last thread comment)

    As some one of Indian heritage, like Joba, Kyle Lohse, and Jacony Ellsbury, I respectfully request
    you refrain from using the INCENDIARY Slur word “injuns” please!!

  16. TMZ May 31st, 2010 at 10:53 am

    They have to win today. It would be embarrassing to split a series with the Indians. They stink.

  17. mick May 31st, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I tried 5 Guys yesterday and was not impressed.
    The fries were not nearly as good as Nathans.

  18. blake May 31st, 2010 at 10:53 am

    “So is this a Must-Win game?”

    there are no “must win” games this time of year…..”should win” though, I say yes.

  19. randy l. May 31st, 2010 at 10:54 am

    the yankees have kept the ten games over .500 when posada went down.

    so far , so good.

    if they keep it until he gets back, all is well.

    i’m surprised he’s healing so quickly.

    it seems too soon for him to be coming back.

  20. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Off topic:

    Rob-

    Those rivers were the Green and the Colorado.

    Down the Green and up the Colorado.

    A lot of the redrock you see in the photos was Canyonlands NP. :)

  21. mick May 31st, 2010 at 10:54 am

    # CHEROKEE May 31st, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Doreen (about your last thread comment)

    As some one of Indian heritage, like Joba, Kyle Lohse, and Jacony Ellsbury, I respectfully request
    you refrain from using the INCENDIARY Slur word “injuns” please!!
    ============
    Didn’t she already apologize?

  22. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Mick, no problem. Before I left, I thought it would be Phil. I personally don’t care that it’s Javy – I never really care who’s pitching because I just love going to the game. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and so will Javy as I believe we need him.

  23. mick May 31st, 2010 at 10:55 am

    it seems too soon for him to be coming back.
    ===========================
    Posada promised he would be back early.

  24. Mark in Tampa May 31st, 2010 at 10:56 am

    “I tried 5 Guys yesterday and was not impressed.
    The fries were not nearly as good as Nathans”

    Mick,

    I agree with you on the fries, I never do get them from Five Guys. Their burgers are very good, IMO, but they get way too sloppy if you get them with everything on it.

  25. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I’m not holding my breath for Jorge because these injuries have made me somewhat gunshy, but I just can’t wait for him to return – and maybe he’ll have some better luck when he does. Moeller seems to have done a nice job and he’s a good guy to have in reserve, but we need Jorge. We need his bat and his experience behind the plate.

  26. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 10:57 am

    While this is absolutely not a must-win game, a series split with the Indians, the worst team in baseball, would not be awesome.

  27. mick May 31st, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I have a bad feeling about Javy tmw. Balt. can hit and will wait him out. Plus , he will be at home, for the 1st time since his “resurgence.”

  28. pistol pete May 31st, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I’m starting to get that sick feeling that Boston’s not going to go away the way everyone especially Boston fans thought they would earlier. Lester’s an ace, Bucholtz is very very solid their version of our Hughes, and Lackey is a proven veteran. If Beckett gets back and Matsuzaka is ok they’ll be tough now that it appears Ortiz has found his fountain of milkshakes again. They’ve rallied into contension with two outfield starters out, Pedroia slumping, and a catcher that can’t throw anyone out, somehow they remain very very tough. I wonder if Girardi can ressurect the pen the way he did last year. He may need help from some live arms in the minors with Ace and Robertson hurting, Joba inconsistant, and nobody but Mo truly dependable. While an extra bat would be nice the Miranda/Thames DH will produce at least what Johnson wasn’t doing and Cashman’s attension looks like he’ll need bullpen help. Anyone looking to dump solid relievers, how about B Lyon from Houston, he got 2 yrs left at $5/yr on a team going absolutely nowhere.

  29. MaineYankee May 31st, 2010 at 10:59 am

    randy

    I guess the locals must have kept you up lately and made you cranky. :lol:

  30. Mark in Tampa May 31st, 2010 at 10:59 am

    MTU,

    Nice pics. A couple years ago, I had to go to Vegas for a business meeting. My wife and I took a day to takle a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. Much of it was below the rim of the canyon, halfway through we landed on the canyon floor nest to the river to walk around. It was truly an awesome experience, and I mean that in the true sense of the word, not the teenager version.

  31. mick May 31st, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Mick,

    I agree with you on the fries, I never do get them from Five Guys. Their burgers are very good, IMO, but they get way too sloppy if you get them with everything on it.
    ======================
    I made the mistake of getting a double burger with onion, mushrooms, tomato and lettuce, way, way too much…next time will try th single with stuff on the side.
    Fries with vinegar was horrendous. Even with ketchup, just eh. Nathans still the King!

  32. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) May 31st, 2010 at 11:02 am

    # mick May 31st, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I have a bad feeling about Javy tmw. Balt. can hit and will wait him out. Plus , he will be at home, for the 1st time since his “resurgence.”
    ———

    If he can locate his fastball, he should be fine. His velocity has been going up in each start. If he shows he can pitch well at the stadium, the fans will come around and cheer.

    Thanks to all those like GB7 for service to our country.

  33. CHEROKEE May 31st, 2010 at 11:02 am

    mick

    This isn’t your business, and if she did I didn’t see it. But this isn’t your business. She can speak for herself, if you don’t mind. You don’t slur a race, not even yours.
    I read a commenter hatred for Blacks, and Jews (not by Doreen) on a thread yesterday, being called slurs. They will speak from themselves, but I speak for my people respect, s any human would!

  34. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 11:03 am

    blake

    Never been there, but I hear it’s good. Fried Okra and Q. :D

    For some reason now I am craving it too. Gee thanks blake. ;-)

  35. Mark in Tampa May 31st, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Here’s a thought-how about Javy to try to fix the pen? I know you don’t want to pay 10M for a setup man, but he may be the best choice now. He seems to be fine, for the most part, through his first few innings before he runs into trouble. I would say, look for the best pitcher they can acquire through trades or call- ups. If that pitcher is a starter, move Vaz to the pen, if it is a reliever, move Joba to the Scranton pen, or at least down on the pecking order of the pen.

  36. blake May 31st, 2010 at 11:04 am

    “Never been there, but I hear it’s good. Fried Okra and Q. ”

    oh it is, you should try it sometime.

  37. mick May 31st, 2010 at 11:05 am

    # Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Cherokee -

    I’m sorry. Won’t use it again.
    ================================
    Here’s what you missed.

  38. Mark in Tampa May 31st, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Mick,

    I get the double, no bacon. Then I get everything except the mushrooms and mayo. That keeps it from getting too nasty. I like mushrooms, but they are just too much on a 5 Guys.

  39. pat May 31st, 2010 at 11:06 am

    “She can speak for herself, if you don’t mind.”

    She did.

    Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Cherokee -

    I’m sorry. Won’t use it again.

  40. mick May 31st, 2010 at 11:07 am

    My 1st bite into the burger was not memorable, kind of like a meatloaf.

  41. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) May 31st, 2010 at 11:10 am

    # Mark in Tampa May 31st, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Here’s a thought-how about Javy to try to fix the pen? I know you don’t want to pay 10M for a setup man, but he may be the best choice now. He seems to be fine, for the most part, through his first few innings before he runs into trouble. I would say, look for the best pitcher they can acquire through trades or call- ups. If that pitcher is a starter, move Vaz to the pen, if it is a reliever, move Joba to the Scranton pen, or at least down on the pecking order of the pen.
    —————-

    I’m not sure that’s really the best solution. Javy hasn’t relieved except the 1 batter this year and once in his first year. He had an awful April, but May was better. 2 bad starts, 1 good, 1 great. As long as he can get his command consistent, he’ll be fine.

    The loss of Ace is a blow to the pen, but hopefully they can fix it from within. I’d rather not trade to plug holes like this. The guys the Yanks have just need to get their command and locate. Easier said than done, sure, but I have confidence the pen can settle down.

  42. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Cherokee

    Thanks for pointing it out. We all know Doreen and there was no intent to slur anybody.

    But I am curious, how did you miss her response when it was directly below your post, 2 min later?

  43. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Speaking for all veterans, past and present, I thank you for your kind words and thoughts on this day. It’s the best words one can hear. It beats parades and medals. In keeping with the spirit of the day, let’s also not forget the doctors and nurses that had to patch people up. Here’s a little clip for them.

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

  44. I'm 1/4 Cherokee May 31st, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I wasn’t offended.

  45. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Good morning, all –

    GB7 – if you’re reading this, I would like to thank you are others who have served in the armed forces for everything they have done for us. Bless you.

    Great day for baseball. Hope to see Andy do his thing, and Tex and Alex get an early start on their June hitting tears. Glad to see Swish is starting, his shoulder must not be too bad. Those were some bangs into the wall.

    If Jorge can come back by the end of the week, that would be great. I really believe some of the pitching issues were due to missing his experience behind the plate. Others may disagree, but I don’t see how you can take away over a decades’ experience with some pretty amazing pitchers and not feel it.

  46. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 31st, 2010 at 11:15 am

    GB,

    Hope all is well with you. A personal thanks for your service.

  47. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Mark in Tampa-

    Awesome- Understood.

    Glad you had an opportunity see some of it up close and personal.

    :)

  48. mick May 31st, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Thanks to all the Vets!
    Off to Nathan’s to enjoy a dog and fries on Memorial Day.

  49. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Joe and Fran, I humbly accept the thanks for everyone. The kind words speak volumes. Most appreciated.

  50. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Betsy-

    Hope you had a great vacation ! :)

  51. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 31st, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Article, “Scaled by workload helps Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira come alive at plate,” on http://www.nj.com has great pictures of the game, but the ones of AJ walking off the field showed his gait and smile, he knows he did something special. The pictures auto slide at the bottom of the article.

  52. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 31st, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I really believe some of the pitching issues were due to missing his experience behind the plate
    ********************
    Joe,

    Experience is important. AJ Burnett was raving about Moeller after the game and his knowing where to set up and what to call.

    I heard on the radio last night that statistically the Yanks bullpen ranks 12 out of 14. That is not getting it done. Jorge’s return can only help.

  53. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 11:21 am

    So, GB, is that how you ingratiated yourself to Nurse Karloff? No wonder she’s always on the lookout for you.

  54. Dylan May 31st, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I’m kinda surprised than Miranda is still in our system. Every time he comes up he plays pretty well. I know his average isn’t where we would look it to be, but he has a ton of power and is pretty disciplined at the plate. If he finishes out this year strong, he could have some real trade value.

  55. randy l. May 31st, 2010 at 11:23 am

    “I guess the locals must have kept you up lately and made you cranky.”

    maine yankee-

    i’m in a great mood today. i went to bed around 11:00. anything happen after that i don’t know about? :)

  56. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Fran – yeah, that stat is telling. But, as randy keeps pointing out, they’re still ten above .500 despite that. Add in Robertson starting off cold, Park hurting his hammy and now just coming back, and Joba’s frustrating, intermittent blowups, and I really do think things can only get better.

    Just keeps proving the point that starting pitching is the key.

  57. CHEROKEE May 31st, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Tarheelyank

    I had already left the thread, I went back after mick pointed it out. I missed it.

  58. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 11:26 am

    MTU, I had a great time – thanks!

  59. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Betsy

    Glad to hear your vacation was a great time! Are you still going to the game tomorrow (and seeing Javy dominate!)?

  60. austinmac May 31st, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Happy Memorial Day GB and all our other vets. We know where we would be without you folks, and it wouldn’t be good. Thank you and thank goodness the attitude toward our Vets is so much better today than when you all were coming home many years ago.

  61. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 11:31 am

    CR, if the weather cooperates I’ll be going, lol!

  62. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 11:21 am
    So, GB, is that how you ingratiated yourself to Nurse Karloff? No wonder she’s always on the lookout for you.

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

    LMAO. I’d rather change the twins diapers after they eat two cans of chili than face The Beast Of The Balkins.

  63. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Pets Lohud Post:

    http://pets.lohudblogs.com/201.....at-a-pill/

  64. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Mac, I appreciate the kind words and will pass them on to the others that I know. Thoughts and thanks are always welcomed. Best wishes to you and your family, too.

  65. JM May 31st, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Just back from my little Jersey Shore town’s Memorial Day parade and service. Heartfelt thanks to all the veterans! I always shed a tear when I hear “Taps,” thinking of all those who lost their lives defending this country.

  66. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Happy Memorial Day to all the veterans still with us and to all those who have passed that sacrificed their lives to give us the freedom to discuss our Yankees on the greatest Yankees blog!!!

  67. RS May 31st, 2010 at 11:39 am

    It’s my birthday today, so I’m really hoping for a Yankee win! Oddly enough, they lost to the Indians on my birthday last year, almost getting shut out by Carl Pavano.

  68. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 31st, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Hi Betsy,
    Hope you enjoyed your trip :)

    Joe,
    It really is about starting pitching. As for the Yankees bullpen can only get better. I thought it was a strength coming out of spring training, but I do have confidence in Girardi fixing it.

  69. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Betsy

    Here’s hoping the weather cooperates and you see yourself a Yankees victory!!

  70. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Hi Fran

    I did, thanks! I will have to tell you about it when next we meet, lol

  71. William Buckner May 31st, 2010 at 11:43 am

    One thing I miss from the Pete Abe day’s are posts to stimulate good baseball conversation. Even at times when it was bizarre anti-Arod it still generated good talk.

    I’d be interested in if the Yankees will be involved in trade market? Or if there is anyone in AA or AAA to help later in year, especially the pen?

    This used to be a great place to get that info. Even in the comments. That has slipped.

  72. matt May 31st, 2010 at 11:44 am

    randy l 9:28 a.m.

    You’re sicker than she is. Good job stirring up the sh*t again. This forum isn’t your personal toilet.

  73. MG May 31st, 2010 at 11:44 am

    there is more than enough talent in the Yankees bullpen, they have just been wildly inconsistent so far this year. That is usually the story with relievers (outside of the great ones like Mo)-they have their ups and downs during the season and managers usually wind up going with the hot guy in key spots. Park has been hurt but was throwing much better the last time out and Robertson shows some signs of improvement as well. Add that to Marte, who is a good lefty specialist (and can get righties out as well) and it means the bullpen will get better. If Aceves gets back after the 2nd epidural that will be a big help as well. As for Joba, who knows (or even cares right now)?

  74. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Matt……..Isn’t your T-Ball team marching in your local Memorial Day Parade today…So put on your T-Ball uniform and go chase butterflies, rather than starting any crap….

  75. Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Arod is on pace for 20 HR in a season during which he will earn 33 million smackaroos. Is he on the decline? I really wonder how much his power numbers of yesteryear were aided by performance enhancing drugs like Primobolan. Over the years, I wonder how much he used to stack it with it’s companions testosterone and/or HGH.

  76. matt May 31st, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Did you wade threw all that crap from last nite? Then nobody calls the guy out with that crap this morning? No wonder this place is a joke.

  77. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I dont believe it, but if Alex’s numbers really are declining due to lack of drugs, I really hope he finds a new untestable drug soon!

  78. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 11:53 am

    As far as the bullpen goes, I don’t see anyone on the 25 man roster being sent down, but, I’d think that Nova will be back up with the next injury on the pitching staff. Nobody else is quite as ready. Sanchez is just too wild and inconsistant. I’m sure that Cashman is looking for bullpen help, but, only if the other teams don’t try raping the Yankees, as is usually their attempt.

  79. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 31st, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Betsy,

    Absolutely. We’ll set something up soon. I’ll email you.

  80. William Buckner May 31st, 2010 at 11:55 am

    “there is more than enough talent in the Yankees bullpen, they have just been wildly inconsistent so far this year.”

    I don’t buy that logic. Talent is a funny word in MLB. Everyone has talent. At the highest level it’s about performance. And the performance has been very very bad.

    If you look at their losses this year, the pen has been the reason for the majority. Either blowing a lead or putting them too far back to come back.

    Marte, Robertson, and Park have been especially poor. Joba, inconsistent. For me, this remains the block from this team repeating.

  81. Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 11:55 am

    CR9,

    Do you think Barry Bonds could hit even close to 75 HR totally steroid and drug free?

    There’s your answer.

  82. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Fran, great – looking forward to it!

  83. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 31st, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Cherokee -

    I apologized in the prior thread. You won’t see that term from me again. I’m sorry – I would never be mindfully offensive.

  84. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 11:51 am
    Arod is on pace for 20 HR in a season during which he will earn 33 million smackaroos. Is he on the decline? I really wonder how much his power numbers of yesteryear were aided by performance enhancing drugs like Primobolan. Over the years, I wonder how much he used to stack it with it’s companions testosterone and/or HGH.

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

    And still on “pace” to knock in 110 runs and score 100. Give the “I wonder about the steroids” crap a rest.

  85. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Matt, I was there last night, and like similar events here in the past , they tend to run their course and then that’s it……You’re mentioning it only opens the door, just let be……..

  86. austinmac May 31st, 2010 at 11:57 am

    GB7–My baseball playing son is heading to Maryland to play in the Cal Ripkin, Sr. league for the summer. That should be fun for him–games six days a week.

    I also thank and remember my recently deceased brother for his service in Viet Nam today.

  87. William Buckner May 31st, 2010 at 11:57 am

    “I’m sure that Cashman is looking for bullpen help, but, only if the other teams don’t try raping the Yankees, as is usually their attempt.”

    God, I hope you’re right. I know you follow the minors quiet closely. Is there anyone down below AAA that can make a Joba or IPK run to MLB?

  88. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Alex never had outrageous single season HR totals like Bonds. I still think he is a 30-35 HR guy this year. But if what you say is true, I really hope he finds a new untestable drug, and soon!

  89. MaineYankee May 31st, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Pat M

    I saw your description on how to take a throw at second. The one thing you left out is how all you need to do is hold your glove in front of the bag and a good catcher will put it there. :lol:

  90. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 11:55 am
    CR9,

    Do you think Barry Bonds could hit even close to 75 HR totally steroid and drug free?

    There’s your answer.

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

    Are you thinking the same thing about the power outages of other sluggers like Holliday and Pujols, who had 8 homers until Friday night?

  91. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 31st, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I have no problem with Cherokee calling me out for using that term, but thanks everyone for speaking up for me. I have called other people out here for using offensive terms, so what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Ignorance is not an excuse. So I learned something today.

    :)

  92. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 31st, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    My baseball playing son is heading to Maryland to play in the Cal Ripkin, Sr. league for the summer
    *****************************
    austinmac,

    My nephew did that and loved it. And thanks to your brother for his service.

  93. Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Green Beret,

    I would expect the cleanup hitter in this Yankees lineup to drive in his fair share of runs given his position in the lineup alone.

    Let’s not change the subject.

    He abused steroids (Primobolan) and possibly stacked it with its companions Human Growth Hormone and/or testosterone.

    He used to be a 40 HR hitter at the peak of his career.

    Now he’s turning 35 and on pace for 20 HR in a season in which he will earn 33 million bucks.

    I just wonder if, given age and past steroid abuse, if he is on the decline.

    If we isolate his power numbers, the answer is not so clear.

  94. matt May 31st, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I hope you’re right. Nobody deserves that kind of abuse. She doesn’t the forum doesn’t.

  95. Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Alex never had outrageous single season HR totals like Bonds. I still think he is a 30-35 HR guy this year. But if what you say is true, I really hope he finds a new untestable drug, and soon!
    ****************

    Are you advocating cheating?

  96. austinmac May 31st, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Fran-Thanks for the info. I won’t be able to resist going up and checking it out.

  97. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    austinmac May 31st, 2010 at 11:57 am
    GB7–My baseball playing son is heading to Maryland to play in the Cal Ripkin, Sr. league for the summer. That should be fun for him–games six days a week.

    I also thank and remember my recently deceased brother for his service in Viet Nam today.

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

    Mac, my condolences on your loss, Bud.

    Sounds like a great time and experience for your son. Hope he has a great 8 weeks of baseball and learns a lot, but, most importantly, has a lot of fun and stays healthy.

    Can he provide power and speed or a strong bullpen arm to the Yanks this summer?

  98. Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Are you thinking the same thing about the power outages of other sluggers like Holliday and Pujols, who had 8 homers until Friday night?
    **************

    I wasn’t aware Holliday and Pujols ever admitted to using steroids.

  99. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Arod is on pace for 20 HR in a season.

    That is actually good news for the second half of the Yankee season. His pace will pick-up. Thanks for pointing that out Brett. We should expect a monster second half from Alex.

  100. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    austin

    Sorry for your loss. I hope your son enjoys his summer!

  101. William Buckner May 31st, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    ” Ignorance is not an excuse. So I learned something today.”

    Great attitude!! It’s easy to make a mistake now. We are more PC conscience than ever. When someone is offended all you can do is apologize, learn something, and not do it again.

  102. blake May 31st, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Arod will get the power stroke going sooner or later, not really worried about him.

  103. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I’d prefer isolating idiots to another board.

    I don’t care if Rodriguez only hits 10 homers this year as long as he gets his hits and produces runs. He’s doing that.

  104. austinmac May 31st, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    GB–He’s a center fielder. No doubt he could help the Yankees this year. He gets his talent from his father, of course. That is my offical father’s scouting report. Cashman reads this blog, right?

  105. MG May 31st, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    William Buckner May 31st, 2010 at 11:55 am
    “there is more than enough talent in the Yankees bullpen, they have just been wildly inconsistent so far this year.”

    I don’t buy that logic. Talent is a funny word in MLB. Everyone has talent. At the highest level it’s about performance. And the performance has been very very bad.
    ———————————————————————————————
    What logic don’t you buy? I said the bullpen guys have the ability to get outs when needed but have been very inconsistent so far. Inconsistency in the ‘pen means giving up runs in key spots, that’s why they come into the game.

    Marte hasn’t been all that bad, he is pitching to his career stats; Robertson was excellent last year so has the talent and ability, Park showed he could do the job with the Phillies last year, that’s why he was signed. They didn’t lose that ability over the winter.

    The choice is to get them straightened out or add more pitchers who could be just as inconsistent, that’s the nature of the job. If Soria or Matt Thornton (or someone else at a high level) becomes available you get him without giving up top prospects but otherwise you’re just throwing darts at the wall.

  106. Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    I’d prefer isolating idiots to another board.

    I don’t care if Rodriguez only hits 10 homers this year as long as he gets his hits and produces runs. He’s doing that.
    ******************

    Then isolate yourself on another board if you’re gonna sit here and tell me that you don’t care if a 33 million dollar player only hits 10 HR.

  107. CHEROKEE May 31st, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Doreen
    You are a good person. I enjoy your post all the time.Your friends on this blog
    pointed me back to the last thread. I left the thread before I seen your reply. All’s well sweet lady.

  108. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    austinmac May 31st, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    GB–He’s a center fielder. No doubt he could help the Yankees this year. He gets his talent from his father, of course. That is my offical father’s scouting report. Cashman reads this blog, right?

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

    That’s great, Mac. Steer him towards the Yankees. What school did he play for? SF Austin, Johnson?

  109. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 31st, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    austinmac,

    We live in NY. My brother went down to Maryland on the weekends to see my nephew.

    There were many players (current and former) that came to teach and coach. My nephew just loved it.

  110. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    MaineYankee…..I’m taking for granted that Tin Cup ( Randy I ) would laser one right into my Rawlings HFG-1

  111. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 31st, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks, Cherokee.

  112. Matt's little brother May 31st, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 11:49 am
    Matt……..Isn’t your T-Ball team marching in your local Memorial Day Parade today…So put on your T-Ball uniform and go chase butterflies, rather than starting any crap….

    Lay off my big brother Pat. M.
    He is twice the ball player you’ll ever think of being.
    He was the only 10 year old named to the Little League All Star team with a bunch of 12 year olds. He taught them the game. The nuances. And then hit .575 in the tournament to back it up. He was named MVP and the player most likely to succeed. His coach said he would make a fine manager some day. He can talk the talk and walk the walk. Listen to him and you might learn something.

  113. MG May 31st, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    I’d prefer isolating idiots to another board.

    I don’t care if Rodriguez only hits 10 homers this year as long as he gets his hits and produces runs. He’s doing that.
    ******************

    Then isolate yourself on another board if you’re gonna sit here and tell me that you don’t care if a 33 million dollar player only hits 10 HR.
    ———————————————————————–
    then I’ll be on the same board as GB. For his career, Arod average 1 RBI per 5.6 ABs. This year he is averaging 1 RBI per 5.23 ABs. What is the problem?

    David Wright hit about 10 HRs last year, does that mean he was also on the decline at age 27?

  114. austinmac May 31st, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    He played at Anderson High School. Now he plays at UT Pan Am in Edinburg, Tx. He had a good year. He enjoys it almost as much as his Dad enjoys watching.

  115. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    It was only a joke because I dont believe Alex is suffering effects of no longer using drugs.

  116. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 31st, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Looks like bosox ha moved Ortiz (.272) in the 3 spot before “Kevin Useless” as part of their hot streak, imagine Cano hitting before Alex.

  117. Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    David Wright is known as a power hitter?

    wow.

  118. MaineYankee May 31st, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Pat M

    Isn’t that to much to expect from a BP catcher? :lol:

  119. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Wow. Alex is averaging 1 RBI in less ABs even with Jeter and Teixeira struggling, and the number 2 spot iffy all season. Wow.

  120. MG May 31st, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    David Wright is known as a power hitter?

    wow.
    ———————————————-
    he hit 30+ HRs in both 2007 and 2008, does that make him a singles hitter?

  121. randy l. May 31st, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    pat m-

    it would be great fun throwing down and having you slap the tag on the runner.

    next life we’ll have to do that.

  122. MG May 31st, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Arod is a career .302 batter with RISP, this year he’s at .367. He may have changed his approach a little to focus more on driving in runs than hitting the long ball or it’s just too small a sample to draw any conclusions. But any argument that starts with him being on the decline just makes no sense.

  123. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    MaineYankee…..Nah, just shoot some WD-40 into the shoulder and Randy I should be good to go……Matt, great accomplishment by your brother, is he still playing ???? Pony League maybe……

  124. RER - 98 May 31st, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    It’s because of GB-7 and others like him that we have the freedom available to have such thing as the LoHod blog.
    The least that certain posters can do is honor him by not having foolish ranters, imposters, and petty bickering. GB-7 made great sacrifices and so can the buffoons that choose to make this anything but a baseball blog.

  125. MG May 31st, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    In 2009, Arod had 67 RBI’s in 151 ABs with RISP including 7 HRs and batter .265

    In 2010, Arod has 31 RBI’s in 49 ABs with RISP including 3 HRs and is batting .367

    In my mind he has really improved his clutch hitting this year. I can’t imagine anyone drawing a different conclusion from these stats.

  126. randy l. May 31st, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    “Isn’t that to much to expect from a BP catcher?”

    maine yankee-

    ok, now you’re making me mad.

    i’m flying in pat m and we’re going up to maine and meet you on the farmington baseball field with the brick grandstand and we’ll have you try to steal second.

    we’ll see what you’ve got for wheels :)

  127. randy l. May 31st, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    blake-

    just saw that catching the goldfish story you told that your father told you concerning swing plane in baseball. good analogy for teixeira’s difficulties when he’s going bad.

    hoepfully he’s got the timing down now. they need him.

  128. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Randy I…….I still have the hands, I just can’t throw ( rotator cuff torn in 78 )…But make no mistake, I can still pick it !!!!!! While we’re at it, grab Jerkface so we can dig in the box and see who can still rake it……I can’t touch 90 anymore, but I hold my own at 80…..Aluminium bats of course

  129. randy l. May 31st, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    pat m-

    it would be great fun to get together and have a lohud baseball game.

    we could play old school against new school.

    randy catching, looking up to jerkface hitting: ” i wouldn’t dig in if i were you”.
    jerkface saying : ” you remember juan marichal”

    i guarantee it would be a you tube classic.

  130. mick May 31st, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    “there is more than enough talent in the Yankees bullpen, they have just been wildly inconsistent so far this year.”

    I don’t buy that logic. Talent is a funny word in MLB. Everyone has talent. At the highest level it’s about performance. And the performance has been very very bad.

    If you look at their losses this year, the pen has been the reason for the majority. Either blowing a lead or putting them too far back to come back.

    Marte, Robertson, and Park have been especially poor. Joba, inconsistent. For me, this remains the block from this team repeating.
    ===================================
    I know this will illicit nays but doesn’t it seem last years Yankees were hungrier? They have accomplished their goal and we all know how hard it is to repeat.

    Does anyone else feel this?

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