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Yankees lineup stays hot against Cleveland

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 31, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez had six RBI, Robinson Cano hit his 11th home run and Brett Gardner had three hits in an 11-2 win against the Indians. Rodriguez, Cano and Gardner were three of six Yankees with multiple hits, and the big day from the offense made an easy winner out of Andy Pettitte who was outstanding yet again. He pitched seven innings, walked none and allowed just four hits.

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Associated Press photo of Rodriguez’s grand slam.

 
 

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167 Responses to “Yankees lineup stays hot against Cleveland”

  1. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Chad, did you watch on TV???

  2. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Chad is actually from the future and had this article pre-written

  3. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for that comment, Jerkface. I was stuck at 100% of the posts on this thread.

  4. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Chad is from the future?

    Do the Knicks end up with a combination of Wade/Lebron/Amare/Dirk/Bosh/Johnson?

    Are you that far in the future, Chad?

  5. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for that comment, Jerkface. I was stuck at 100% of the posts on this thread.

    You’re at 50% though, but I will update this in real time, its now 40%

  6. Hick May 31st, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Disappointed with the 3\4

    We had a 6 run lead and a chance to win all 4 and we blew it.

    Can’t be happy about 3\4 when we were so lose to taking 4\4

  7. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Great victory all around today!

    Like I said, it’s not how teams lose a game like Saturday, it’s how teams respond that make them the championship teams they are! And this team, through battling injuries and tough schedules, is right up near the top!

    As for starting pitchers in ASGs, personally, I’d rather neither Andy, CC, nor AJ, nor Phil make it to the ASG. And if they do, I’d prefer none of them pitch in it.

  8. m May 31st, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    At least we got 3/4. :?

  9. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    YEAH, I agree. 4 game sweep would be just, AWESOME!

  10. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I’ll take 3/4 at least 75% of the time, but not if it means I’m making 75% of the comments.

  11. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Pets Lohud Post:

    http://pets.lohudblogs.com/201.....orial-day/

  12. m May 31st, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Wow! Atlanta just took the division lead. Remember when they were down and people started lamenting how awful Cox’s last season would be? Cincinnati and San Diego with the other division leads. Wacky stuff.

    Just need a Tampa loss to top of a great day of Yankee baseball.

  13. Steve May 31st, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    It may have been the Cleveland Indians but Andy Pettitte was superb on the mound today.

    It would be nice to have the 7th inning of Saturday’s game back again. Maybe that’s why Park was used and Gaudin was warming up in the pen in case he was needed. Let it be a lesson to Joba about the word “trust”.

  14. Tom in NJ May 31st, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Andy Pettite is from the past…

  15. the gay Yankee fan May 31st, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Can’t be happy about 3\4 when we were so lose to taking 4\4

    ——-

    Don’t feel bad. We were not meant to win that game.

    It was going to work out this way. Just be glad.

  16. m May 31st, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    You can’t just say, “It’s the Cleveland Indians.” Even bad teams are capable of putting up runs. CC & Joba got hit hard in the series.

    Andy’s been pitching well since last season. Wily veteran, crafty lefty, whatever you want to call it.

    But people thought he was washed up in ’08. Rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated.

    Great job by Andy today, and the season on the whole.

  17. the gay Yankee fan May 31st, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Even bad teams are capable of putting up runs.

    ——–

    Very true. Likewise, even good teams can have trouble putting up runs. Look at the Phillies.

  18. ron May 31st, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Only 3 games back in the loss column.If the rays lose tonight it is only 2.

    All things considered i like where we are.Granderson back,posada in a day or two.
    What do we do with vazquez & the bullpen?

  19. Phil the Thrill May 31st, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    The O is starting to cook. Getting Po back will be huge.

  20. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    If you are unhappy with 3 of 4, perhaps it’s time you find another hobby.

    Clearly, following baseball is not suited for you.

  21. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Ubaldo > Buster

  22. CB May 31st, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Ubaldo Jimenez just struck out Uribe on a 99 mph two seam fastball. A two seamer at 99. And on top of the velocity it was located at the knees and had tremendous movement on it.

    His stuff is unbelievable.

  23. m May 31st, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    gyf,

    Exactly. Look at the Yankees the last two weeks, too. ;)

    I don’t know the exact #s, but prior to today, the Phillies were shut out for almost a week with the exception of Halladay’s perfect 1-0 game. Rollins re-injured, but that’s some serious slumping.

    I for one, would not be sad if Phillies missed the playoffs. :)

    NL in for a shakeup this season. Current division leaders: Braves, Padres, and Reds. They may not sustain it, but walkovers may be fewer and further between.

  24. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I will take 3 out of 4 anytime, but it could have been a sweep. The problem with the 2nd game of the series is that it is and was indicative of an ongoing problem the Yankees have.

    That said, the offense is starting to click – it’s not there yet, but with Granderson back and Jorge no more than a week or so away – good news is on the horizon.

  25. randy l. May 31st, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    “I’ll take 3/4 at least 75% of the time, but not if it means I’m making 75% of the comments.”

    i would comment, but i can’t because i won’t get down to 5% till wednesday.

  26. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I root for the Phillies because (a) I despise the Mets and (b) the Phillies are still the best team in that division. If they are good, then the Mets are going to have a hard time winning……….

  27. m May 31st, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    *farther

    No doubt about it, would’ve been nice to have that win on Saturday. They had to work twice as hard to get the game back.

    But, can’t do anything about it.

  28. Phil the Thrill May 31st, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    the regret about not sweeping has more to do with just how we lost Saturday. Other than the bp meltdown on Saturday, though, all the signs are good and we’re gonna get Po back this week. In general, though, we should be sweeping more series.

  29. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Time for Toronto to do their best Sox imitiation and sweep TB (I can dream can’t I). ;)

  30. ron May 31st, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Posada is able to come off the dl tomorrow & feels good so it will not be a week.Even if jg takes it slow posada will play on wed at the latest,prob dh tomorrow.

  31. Rishi May 31st, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    1. Nancy Newman is just terrible…

    2. Funny Alex comment about telling Robbie it’s not yet his turn to own the 4th spot in the line up :)

  32. the gay Yankee fan May 31st, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Isn’t it refreshing that after a game, we don’t have all these panicky fans asking for somebody to get DFA’d, traded for a bag of balls, sent down to SWB or lose their gut, etc. :lol:

  33. JM May 31st, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Arod is 5-5 with 18 RBIs when Teixeira has been walked to get to him. Unbelievable.

  34. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 31st, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    A few thoughts:

    -Andy finished with only 90 pitches, for win #7. He’s 7-1 the first Yankee to do, whoop whoop!

    -It seems the 7th inning is the Yankees new favorite to make it happen.

    -Joe should’ve let Joba come in to get 1 out to gain confidence, Mo was his fail safe.

    -The fact that Joba was skipped for 2 days, after Joe told Chad he would be used speaks volumes.

    -I read a few days ago that the front office wasn’t pleased with Joba’s being too comfortable, with his status on the team, it’s thought he thinks they need him.

    -Revenge is a dish served cold, as the saying goes, Cleveland had a beat down coming.

    -Chan Ho Park can’t get past allowing at least 1 run when he comes in.

    -Pena the automatic out comes in getting a single, sweet!

  35. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    CB, I found your “Facts of Life” reference in bad taste this close to the death of Gary Coleman, or have you conveniently forgotten where Mrs. Garrett came from??

    Nonetheless, it was either Buster at first or Buster in Fresno. What would you do?

  36. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    CB, one thing that might concern me about Jiminez would be pitching in that thin air is over-torquong on those breaking pitches because of less resistance. They’ve had a lot of really good breaking ball pitchers over the years that just just didn’t hold up. You can only hope a talent like that breaks that string.

  37. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Phil,

    Bouncing back from Saturday is impressive to me.

    That’s the kind of loss that could linger.

    Sign of a good team to have not had that happen.

  38. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Phil, yes – that’s it.

    I would love to see this team get on a nice, sustained run; it’s very capable of going out and winning most series. The pen needs to get straightened out before that happens, though.

  39. Mike S. May 31st, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    #236 for Andy ties Whitey Ford on the all-time list. Too bad 37 of Andy’s wins came with Houston or today would have really been special. Whitey’s 236 is the most for a Yankee pitcher.

  40. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Mrs. Garrett came from Car 54, where are you?

    That’s a good point about bouncing back after Saturday’s defeat, CB.

  41. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Park gave up one run as he was approaching 45 pitches.

    Counting the inherited runners allowed, Chamberlain allowed 7 runs in 30 pitches.

    They owe Joba nothing. He has to earn his way back in Girardi’s good graces.

  42. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    As long as he’s healthy and effective, Pettitte will pitch and pass a lot of Ford’s records, like starts, innings, strikeouts and wins. He’ll pass Guidry in strikeouts in a couple of weeks for #2, will pass Ruffing for starts with about 4 more.

  43. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I was in the car when I heard the score; I was hoping the 2nd run came on a HR instead of after a few hits as apparently happened. Still, it’s progress – Park got the 1st 4 outs rather easily and he wasn’t walking the “Park”

  44. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    m, I didn’t read it at the time, but the KUA alerted me to the comment you made a few nights ago.

    Kudos to you.

  45. ron May 31st, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Pettitte has evolved into a great pitcher.Very unusual at his age but great to see.
    There is nobody on our pitching staff i wan’t going ahead of pettitte in a big game.

  46. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I agree with SJ. Joba has to earn it back. Girardi was in manager-speak mode when he talked about Joba’s role and when he would be used.

    Besides, which. We had a huge lead. Sending Joba out there then would appear punitive.

    Park is capable of going to innings. He just needs to build it back up.

  47. Haiku-man May 31st, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Damon

    Good recap, but you forgot Alex’s Grand Slam !

  48. Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Hi All -

    I’m in Bayonne and taking a “time out.” Got to see 10 of the 11 runs score, so I’m happy!!!

    What a great performance by Pettitte. Park did better than okay, even if he did give up the one run. What can you say about ARod? Do you think teams are still going to walk Teixeira to get to him???? And I love Robi!!!

    I LOVED the rendition of God Bless America by the troops. It was incredibly moving. Can they record that and play that one instead of Kate Smith’s version?

    3 of 4 from the Indians. That’s the Yankees I know and Love. :)

  49. CB May 31st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Nick-

    Apologies for the hole in my cultural memory and Mrs. Garrett’s sitcom birth.

    Buster in SF is definitely both more stylish than Buster in Fresno. I just hope Buster at 1b doesn’t become a permanent fixture. Sabean has expressed concerns about Buster behind the plate, particularly his ability to handle fastballs, IIRC.

  50. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Yikes, that’s two innings!

    Nick,

    I know I’m going to regret this. But what on earth are you talking about?

  51. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    We have some pitchers with ridiculous #s:

    Andy:

    G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
    10 10 65.1 57 19 18 5 18 41 7 1 88.1 1.15 .246 2.48

    Phil:

    9 9 56.2 41 17 17 4 19 57 6 1 105.4 1.06 .201 2.70

    I had said that Buchholz was having a better year – or I think I mentioned that – than Phil. I was dead wrong – Phil’s #’s blow Buchholz’ away.

    However, what does P/GS mean? Also, what is considered a good WHIP?

  52. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Doreen!

  53. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    AP did not “evolve” into anything. He has always been a winner.

    He has always known how to pitch, and has always been a fierce competitior.

    Joba is just as inconsistent as a reliever as he was as a starter.

    His inconsistency is not helping in the BP any more than it might have as a starter.

    His velocity is up slightly but that’s about it at this time. He needs to pull it together somehow, and I hope he can.

  54. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I missed the post-game show, but if Joe was not gung-ho about Joba in the 8th, that’s a good thing.

    Did he mention how Robertson was feeling?

  55. Rishi May 31st, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Betsy – I was going to guess Pitches per Games Started…but i can’t tell what number(s) that would be

  56. Dylan May 31st, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    If the season ended today, Pettite would win the Cy Young Award and Cano would win the MVP Award. Crazy!

  57. CB May 31st, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    GB7-

    When a guy throws as hard as Jimenez does it’s always difficult to know how he’ll hold up. Pitching in Colorado offers it’s own additional challenges.

    He really does have an unbelievable arms. His running two seam fastballs back out over the outside part of the plate at the knees at 99 on guys.

    It’s amazing to watch. It’s very hard to throw that hard and to still get movement on the ball. But Jimenez does.

  58. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I never thought the BP would “fix” Joba…….I know about Phil, but Phil just needed to pitch and prove he could get major leaguers out. Joba’s issues are so many and complex. He’s got mechanical issues and possibly he’s got issues between the ears…………

  59. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Betsy,

    There should be a glossary at the bottom. But I think that’s Pitches per Game Started. Andy with 88.1 pitches per game? How many innings is he averaging? That’s insane.

    Others would have a better answer, but I think sub-1 is fantabulous. AJ’s has always been kind of high, near 1.4. But I think 1.2 or lower is good?

  60. Bronx Jeers May 31st, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Don’t mess with the 5 Percenters !

    I think they still do their speeches in Times Square.

    http://www.bazzworks.com/an/fivepercenter/

  61. gfd May 31st, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Can you imagine how angry CC has to be with Joba? He’s the Ace and all but 1 pitcher has more wins than he has at present. I bet Joe heard a ear full. Seems like Joba is persona non grata right now! CC has time to get it done. I still believe the long delay cooled off his arm.

  62. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Rishi, sorry, lol – I tried to line the #s up, but I guess when I posted them, they got whacked out.

    Andy apparently throws 88 pitches per start, Phil over 105 – pretty inefficient. They both average over 6 innings a start.

  63. Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Park looked good the one run he gave up notwithstanding. The work was good for him. My husband thought that perhaps he was told not to worry too much, just to work on certain things, like throwing a certain pitch in a certain count. Is that possible? He had a lot of insurance to work with.

    I love that they Yankees bounced back with authority after the loss on Saturday. I agree it’s the good teams that can put such gut-sucking losses behind them. I’ll take 3 of 4 all the time, no qualifications. On any given day, anything can happen.

    And the offense has definitely found a spark. Good things.

  64. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    m, I am talking about the Kerfuffle Usage Association commending you for your usage of the word ‘kerfuffle’ two or three nights ago. I’m on their hot alert list.

    CB, from what I heard, which was just on the Giants’ broadcast on Saturday, the team is still totally committed to Buster behind the plate. Total committment does have a way of eroding, however.

    Buster is better off in SF right now. Fresno gets really hot in the summer, but with the big club Buster can always stand in Bengie Molina’s ample shadow.

  65. Rick May 31st, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    If an arbitration hearing were held tomorrow, Chamberlain would lose his case. His days of entitlement are over with. A statement was made by not using him in today’s game. Let’s see if he gets the message.

  66. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Betsy,

    Phil has a K/9 over 9. So, that, in addition to all those balls that get fouled off, add to the total. :)

  67. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Bronx Jeers, where the he** were you before?

    You missed a ‘splendor’ reference at the end of the game thread.

  68. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Actually, Andy averages 6.5 innings, Phil 6.24 – not bad for a kid who’d had stamina issues. For the most part, he’s been giving us 7 innings…..

  69. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Some of the people who post here need to go to NAPA and buy a set of road leveling shock absorbers so that when things get bumpy in Yankeeland they can stay on an even keel and don’t crash and burn.

    I wouldn’t want to go on some of the emotional rollercoaster rides that some seem to go thru.

    Some seem to have the patience of a gnat, and foresight of an ant.

    It’s a LONG season. Try meditation. It works. There’s no reason to be dissatisfied. Things are just getting rolling again.

  70. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Nick,

    lol. I remember now because I spelled it correctly. Don’t remember what context. Only that I wanted to avoid one.

  71. Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Betsy!

    yeah, Phil wasn’t in the bullpen to get “fixed.” Joba’s a totally different story, a totally different entity. It’s really apples and oranges, and you can’t compare the two.

  72. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    CB May 31st, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    GB7-

    When a guy throws as hard as Jimenez does it’s always difficult to know how he’ll hold up. Pitching in Colorado offers it’s own additional challenges.

    He really does have an unbelievable arms. His running two seam fastballs back out over the outside part of the plate at the knees at 99 on guys.

    It’s amazing to watch. It’s very hard to throw that hard and to still get movement on the ball. But Jimenez does.

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

    He seems to be a bit of a “wrapper” then he c0cks that wrist behind him and snaps the pitch. Seems like it would put a lot of undue stress on the wrist and elbow. Hopefully not, though.

  73. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 31st, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    m

    We’ll never know but I bet his bootay was chewed out by Joe, et al !!

  74. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    M, good point about the K’s, lol. That K/9 makes me :mrgreen: ………

  75. Dylan May 31st, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Rick,

    Actually, the Yankees were up by a lot, so I think that using him would have made more of a statement than not using him. He is still the 8th inning guy and he will be for a while unless the Yankees decide to trade for someone else. We don’t have anyone else right now. Robertson has been awful, Park gives up a run every outing, and Aceves is hurt.

  76. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Damon,

    I wouldn’t be surprised if his own son and Johnny Damon chimed in, too!

  77. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Doreen, and I think that applies to other pitchers as well. I know Cone, etc… espouse starting off kids in the pen, but not all of them are going to have the results Phil did and most of them won’t pitch as well as he has going back to the rotation because most aren’t as talented. The thing with Phil is that he is healthy and has been for an extended period of time; that’s a huge help.

  78. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    One way or another the BP is going to be fixed. Bank it !

  79. Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    So, was today’s outing by Park an audition for the EIG-role?

  80. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Lincecum just doesn’t look right. 18 walks in 22 innings and a lot of pitches today.

  81. CB May 31st, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    “but with the big club Buster can always stand in Bengie Molina’s ample shadow.”

    Very true. Factually, figuratively, metaphorically, literally… A nicely spun turn!

    Summer in fresno is not fun.

  82. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Doreen,

    Could be EI by committee until someone (Joba) takes it by the horns.

  83. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    GB-

    With Lincecum’s mechanics he was always an accident waiting to happen.

    They didn’t nickname him “the Freak” for nothing. ;)

  84. Bronx Jeers May 31st, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Nick,

    I almost jumped in with one with Lolita on the Black Sox.

    Something like… There’s no splendor in jailbait!

  85. Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t think bullpen work is a bad idea, even for Joba. For guys who are adept at getting AAA hitters out, it’s a great way to ease into important situations facing good major league hitters and building their confidence.

    But the exact results are going to differ from one guy to the next. I mean, really, Joba was able to get results starting and out of the pen prior to August 2008. After that point it’s been an interesting ride…

  86. Doreen May 31st, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    m -

    So back to square one? Sigh. :)

    Gotta go for now. Catch you all later.

  87. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Park was over extended today. He got his first 5 batters out and did it in less than 30 pitches. The damage was done after that. He threw 44 pitches.

  88. Rich on the 6 train May 31st, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Any comments from Girardi or Jeter on his status.

    Plus any update on Robertson I may have missed.
    Thanks

  89. Giuseppe Franco May 31st, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    # Rick May 31st, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    If an arbitration hearing were held tomorrow, Chamberlain would lose his case. His days of entitlement are over with. A statement was made by not using him in today’s game. Let’s see if he gets the message.

    ————–

    Girardi made a statement today regarding Joba because he didn’t use him when the team had a 10 run lead?

    Uh, not exactly. You might have a point if the game was 3-1 at the time, but it wasn’t. There was no need to use him in that spot.

    And where’s this sense of entitlement crap coming from? When did Joba ever say that the 8th inning role was his?

    He happens to be the 8th inning guy because he has the most upside of anyone in that pen besides Mo. It’s not even close.

    Which guy in that pen has pitched well enough to take the 8th inning away from Joba?

    I’ll wait to hear your answer although it will probably take awhile.

  90. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Splendor behind bars is no picnic.

  91. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/beanecount

    I don’t know what a “Beane Count” is, but we’re the leaders. :)

    And Andy has the 3rd best ERA in the AL.

  92. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Speaking of the Molinas….who would ever think that one of them would ever steal 6 bases in a career or all three combined, much less do it in the first 2 months of the season like Yadier M.

  93. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    GF-

    Some of the stuff that gets posted in here comes right out the “twilight zone”, or belongs in a Harry Potter novel.

    Why waste your words ? :)

  94. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but Joba threw a ton of (bad) pitches on Saturday and then Girardi had him up in the bullpen yesterday.

    So why would he use him today?

    He might be needed tomorrow to plunk an Oriole.

  95. Giuseppe Franco May 31st, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    BTW, since this is the first time all day I’ve checked out the blog, I have to send my thank you’s to the men and women who have served.

    That means you GB7 and the other veterans I’m unaware of.

  96. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Obviously has to do with Billy Beane, lol………….

  97. Austin Jackson May 31st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    How’bout that?

    SJ44, it’s almost June. And I’m still the Rookie of the Year.

    (And the greatest rookie of all time.)

  98. m May 31st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Actually, that’s pretty interesting:

    * BC: Concocted by ESPN.com’s Rob Neyer and named for Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane, the Beane Count is derived by summing a team’s ranks in home runs hit, walks drawn, home runs allowed, and walks allowed.

  99. JM May 31st, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Joe said Jete was hit on the hammy and it stiffened up. They put ice on it and will see where he’s at tomorrow. Of course we know Jete will want to play

  100. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    M, thanks. Every day, it seems someone is trying to come up with some newfangled way of determining how well a team or player is playing. LOL It’s too much math for me – I’ll use my eyes, lol. Oh, and I still hate BABIP.

  101. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    JM, thanks! That makes sense – Jeter is probably going to be stiff for another day or so, but he’ll be fine

  102. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Do teams lose Beane Count points for steal attempts and sac bunts?

  103. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Besty, you should hate BABIP because it’s going to crush Phil Hughes under its all-watching, all-knowing, unforgiving eye.

    :evil:

    Unless the Young Master can throw the magic ring of statistical anomolies into the fire of Mount Sabre.

  104. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 31st, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    According to MLB that was Alex’s 20 th career Grand Slam.

  105. Giuseppe Franco May 31st, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    If I recall correctly, Girardi said Jeter was going to get a day off one of these days anyways. Looks like tomorrow will probably be the day.

  106. Rich on the 6 train May 31st, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the Jeter update. Glad to

  107. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    YEAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A STORYBOOK ENDING FOR THE DUKE SENIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DUKE ARE THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF LACROSSE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OVER TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    SCREW YOU SELENA ROBERTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE DUKE SENIORS GET THEIR GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  109. JAP May 31st, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Wow…

  110. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Nick, BABIP is :twisted: and :evil:

    It refuses to give any credit to Young Master Phil or any other pitcher having a good year :mad:

    It’s all luck :mad:

  111. Tom in NJ May 31st, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    :eek:

  112. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    In less than a year’s time, the 2 targets of Selena Roberts, the Duke Lacrosse team, and Alex Rodriguez, TRIUMPH UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  113. Abe Peterham May 31st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Joba still rules!
    Let the Winnebago boy rest, he’ll be tops

  114. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    LOL I love that emoticon, Tom

  115. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    GF, from all veterans everywhere, I thank you for the kinds words and thoughts. It’s most appreciated. Hope all is well with your recovery. Get well soon.

  116. Tom in NJ May 31st, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    It’s an underappreciated one, that’s for sure Betsy.

    My alltime favorite is still

    :shock:

  117. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I don’t know how to make that one, Tom, lol

    I love :mad: the best. It makes me laugh.

  118. Tom in NJ May 31st, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    : shock :

    :grin:

  119. Giuseppe Franco May 31st, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks, GB. I appreciate your kind words as well.

    Doing well on the recovery front. My legs aren’t quite as strong as they need to be but that will come in time.

    I can do most everything I did before the illness so that’s not too bad.

  120. gfd May 31st, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    m
    Beane count= summing up a teams rank in home runs hit, walks drawn, home runs allowed, and walks allowed. That’s the best I could do, hope it helps.

  121. Austin Jackson May 31st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Another hit!

    Another RBI for me today!

  122. Bret the Hitman May 31st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Joakim Soria, UNNECESSARY LUXURY ON A BAD TEAM–from a Royals fan at “Hardballtimes”

    Soria, along with Zack Greinke and Billy Butler, is one of the few players on the current major league roster the Royals are particularly committed to contending with in 2012 and beyond. He’s young, cheap and good. Ordinarily, Soria isn’t the kind of guy you’d look to move.

    However, the reality is he’s worth more to just about any other team in baseball than he is to the Kansas City Royals. He’s an unnecessary luxury on a bad team. If not the Phillies, the Royals should seek another trade partner willing to sacrifice future talent for Soria. He’s not a bad player for the Royals to have around, but he’s a waste of assets as a Royal in 2010 and 2011, at least. The Royals should look to capitalize on just how attractive he would be in a trade this year. Putting him on the market would likely set off a bidding war with an outcome very favorable to the Royals.

  123. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Only the Panda got results vs. Ubaldo.

    Four sub-par outings in a row for Lincecum.

    Three-peat unlikely.

  124. m May 31st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    gfd,

    Thanks. I was surprised to see that we rank 3rd in BB issued. Did you see that LAA are dead last in the category?

  125. Rich May 31st, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Ubaldo Jimenez is on another planet right now. After today’s CG Shutout: 10 wins already…a WHIP of 0.896 (!!!) and an ERA+ of over 520. He’s flourishing big time this year.

  126. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I had forgotten/did not know that it was Jimenez who gave up Barry Bonds’ last career home run (to date).

  127. m May 31st, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I like this format. Better than an article. But anyway, some Yankees getting the love. I haven’t voted yet, will wait until after the last updates have been released.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....mlb#alvote

  128. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    If you are going to stalk your stats Austin Jackson, try showing them to everybody.

    Last 18 games: .250 BA, .325 slugging, .326 OBP, .651 OPS.

    5 RBI in the last 18 games to go along with 4 BB and 20 K’s.

    Not quite “Rookie of the Year” but, that’s thanks for playing.

  129. Patrick May 31st, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I see some people on here are admiring Ubaldo Jimenez’s brilliance. CB, if you’re still around, gotta give you kudos for calling before the year that he was going to break out.

    The only concern I have is how Colorado’s manager is overusing him. Was it really necessary to let him pitch the 9th and throw 128 pitches? The team had a 4-0 lead and he was already at 107 pitches going into the 9th. Totally unecessary IMO

  130. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Off to watch Toronto stomp all over TB (At least I hope).

    Later. :)

  131. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Nick Swisher needs more Allstar love.

  132. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    what’s babip stand for again?

  133. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    You’re right, Patrick, it was unnecessary.

    Very early in the game the Giants’ TV color guy was talking about Jimenez as a Matt Cain type in build, a guy who could come out and throw 200. A slight exaggeration.

    Now they’re talking about him on the post-game wrap… described him as “a guy with closer stuff who can start”… saying the Giants have exposed Jimenez as a guy who can be touched up a bit once you get him past 125 pitches… Jon Miller just said the Giants were close to really figuring him out, they just needed another 3 or 4 innings…

  134. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    What inning was the supposed ‘video game pitch’ thrown? I really want to see it.

  135. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    One swing of the bat Toronto leads 2 zip.

    :)

  136. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    How sad would it be if the Phillies missed the post season and the Blue Jays win the wildcard

  137. Patrick May 31st, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    what’s babip stand for again?

    —-

    lmgtfy.com/?q=babip

  138. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Batting Average of balls in play :mad:

  139. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I said in ST that the Jays were going to be good………….

  140. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Was it noted here today that Colin Curtis has been activated off the DL?

  141. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Hey.

    Guess who’s calling the TB game ?

    That’s right. Our favorite Umpire- Cowboy Joe Worst.

    :)

  142. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Doreen, no – I don’t think so. That’s great news for him……….. :)

  143. JM May 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Lou Gehrig is the all-time grand slam leader with 23. Manny Ramirez is second with 21. Now Arod has 20. Seems he could pass Gehrig before his career is done.

  144. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 31st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Betsy -

    And he got a hit in tonight’s game! Good for him.

    Feels like things Yankee are shifting back into whack. :)

  145. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Doreen, yes – definitely. If we could get the pen in order……..look out. I’m happiest about Granderson’s return – I missed him and so did the team. Plus, i want him to show everyone how wrong they were for judging him prematurely, lol

  146. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    # JM May 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Lou Gehrig is the all-time grand slam leader with 23. Manny Ramirez is second with 21. Now Arod has 20. Seems he could pass Gehrig before his career is done.

    Yeah he might…This year :)

  147. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Man, getting untracked. The offense has been showing fight. Getting Grandy back can only help things out [and it looks like he is picking things up a bit, too]. Miss Jorgie, too, but I’d prefer erring on the side of caution. If he came back and then re-injured the foot, that would be a crushing blow.

    The pen. Maybe Chan Ho should be a one-inning guy for now? Sergio and Gaudin can go multi if needed. Looked like D-Rob was turning it around before this injury, sure could use him back to 2009 form. Joba…. hopin’ that ol’ hoss turns it around, pronto :-)

    Off to grill some steaks and drink some beer.
    Goodnight, Yankee Friends.

  148. braeden May 31st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Jose Molina is batting .292 can you believe it? When he was here he hovered around .220-.230.
    What a difference a team makes.

  149. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Hey, Carl – I was thinking that too :-)

  150. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Brandon Morrow has a no-hitter going against the mighty Rays thru 5 innings.

    :)

  151. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Anyone notice how much Montero slimmed up? It looks crazy.

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/.....ontero.jpg

  152. the gay Yankee fan May 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    The Rays getting another no-hit/perfect game thrown at them again?

    This is the same team shortsighted fans here were ready to hand the division title and world series over to a couple of weeks ago when they were playing the Yankees.

    Seriously, you people need to learn to look at the “big picture.”

  153. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    3-0 Jays thru 5. Go Toronto. :)

  154. crawdaddy May 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    “Jose Molina is batting .292 can you believe it? When he was here he hovered around .220-.230.
    What a difference a team makes.”

    We’ll see what he’s batting come the end of September. Most likely, he’s 40-50 points lower then.

  155. Bo knows May 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve never seen a seventeen year old kid that was ripped like Montero. That picture of him was just mind boggling. Just saying

  156. the gay Yankee fan May 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    The Rays are unfit to be the winners of the mighty AL East.

    Sure, they have very good young pitching but how long do you think those young arms can keep pitching lights out?

    If I’m the Yankees, I’m perfectly happy to be where they are right now. A few games back and when August or September rolls around, we make our move and zoom past them.

  157. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    wow nice play by Alex Gonzalez. Safe tho

  158. m May 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Anyone watching? Was that a bunt single for the Rays?

  159. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Cheap infield hit breaks up the the No-No.

  160. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    # m May 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Anyone watching? Was that a bunt single for the Rays?

    Naw, Ground ball up the middle. He beat the throw by half a step.

  161. m May 31st, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Guess not. Wen to the shortstop. Let’s cheer for a shutout. :)

  162. Billy D May 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Nothing cheap about the hit. Gets thru to the outfield with many SS’s. Gonzalez did well to make it a close play.

  163. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Time to send Garza back to the goat farm.

  164. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    New post

  165. MTU (aka GBURL) May 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    It wasn’t hit that hard and the SS gloved it. With a little bit more luck the runner is out.

    Beat it by a fraction.

  166. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Gaza is up to 91 pitches through 6. Andy won today with 90 pitches.

  167. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Batting Average of balls in play
    ——————————-

    ok i figured. i thought it was going to be high the way you guys were reacting. I don’t know what the average is in the majors. but .259 is okay


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