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Yankees vs. Indians, Jeter injury update

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

Update, 1:15: Effective first inning for Andy Pettitte with a strikeout, two foul outs and just an infield hit allowed.

Update, 1:22: A-Rod has not had a good first two months in the homer department, with just six entering today’s game. But his RBI single here in the first gives him 36 RBI, second on the team to Robinson Cano’s 37.

Update, 1:28: The 2-1 pitch from Pettitte to Jhonny Peralta didn’t look in a bad spot, but the third baseman went down and got it and sent it the other way to the right-center seats to tie the game here in the second. It was his 100th career homer.

Update, 1:34: C.B. Bucknor just blew that call at second on what would have been an inning-ending double play. On the replay, Robinson Cano clearly had his foot on the bag when catching A-Rod’s and then relayed to first. But Pettitte got out of trouble.

Update, 2:12: Pettitte has given up just a run and four hits in his four innings. Now we’ll see if the Yankees can get anything going against Mitch Talbot, who has allowed a run and four hits in his three innings.

Update, 2:24: Nick Swisher led off this inning with a double, making this best month of his career in hits. That was No. 33. Brett Gardner just singled him home with two outs for the 2-1 lead.

Update, 2:33: That’s eight in a row set down by Pettitte, 2-1 heading for the last of the fifth. Pettitte came into this 10th start with a 2.62 ERA, the best of his career through nine starts.

Update, 2:42:  Talbot has now hit both Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. But the rookie has now stranded six baserunners. This Indians series has been tougher than it figured to be. So it’s 2-1 heading for the sixth.

Update, 2:59: That’s 14 in a row put down by Pettitte. Still 2-1 heading for the last of the seventh.

Update, 3:09: Brett Gardner just got thrown out stealing for the second time. The stolen bases have been harder to come for a while now. Gardner just snapped a streak of 13 without one on Sunday.

Update, 3:12: Something’s up with The Captain. Jeter just came out of the game for a pinch runner after grounding a single into center. He was hit by a pitch in the left hamstring in the second and also had a slide into second on a failed double-play try in the fifth. Talbot is also out and Rafael Perez is on the mound.

Update, 3:17: OK, we got the announcement. Jeter left the game with tightness in his left hamstring.

Update, 3:23:  Well, this one appears to be broken open. Rodriguez’s grand slam off Chris Perez here in the seventh sailed over the center-field fence for a 6-1 lead. It was his 20th career slam, passing Eddie Murray for sole possession of third on the all-time list. Only Lou Gehrig (23) and Manny Ramirez (21) stand in front of A-Rod. Robinson Cano made it back-to-back homers. His 11th made it a six-run lead and extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

Update, 4:16: Yankees win, 11-2. A-Rod finished with six RBI. The Yankees took three of four and outscored the Indians 37-20.

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672 Responses to “Yankees vs. Indians, Jeter injury update”

  1. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!

  2. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    TMZ May 31st, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    Why does Jeter waste at bats like that? Very frustrating.
    ——————————————————–
    Because his LIFETIME Batting Average when putting the 1st pitch into play is .387, what more could you possibly want?

  3. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    a-rod drives 1 in

  4. CB May 31st, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    (repost):

    When you look at that cut fastball that Andy struck Crowe out on – that’s the type of cut fastball Phil Hughes would really benefit from.

    Hughes cutter is more of a late moving pitch that gets the ball off the sweet spot of the bat. He does miss some bats with it but Hughes cutter right now has limited depth to it – he doesn’t have the kind of heavy biting cutter that Andy has or Lester has.

    If Hughes wants to throw his cutter as often as he likes to, he’ll need to add a cutter that has the depth to it like Andy’s does. What’s nice about the cut fastball is that perhaps more than any other pitch it can really function like more than one pitch. It can function to be a pitch that gets quick outs through late movement, can tie hitters up inside, dive out of the zone, etc.

    That’s the next challenge for Hughes if he wants his cut fastball to be his #2 pitch.

  5. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    told u!

  6. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Atta boy Alex

  7. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Yes! Nice Alex! Oppo hit!

  8. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Beautiful swing and great approach from Arod…the HR’s will come if he keeps doing that.

  9. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    once again Arod gets a basehit with RISP…

  10. CB May 31st, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    The contrast in the way Alex and Tex approach their at bats with RISP has become dramatic.

    Alex now becomes very compact and short to the ball. His intention is to hit the ball straight back up the middle or the other way to maximize the chance of hitting a hard line drive.

    Tex doesn’t alter his approach much at all. He’s still going to try to pull almost every pitch and loft it into the air.

    Very interesting to watch them at the plate. Two very different schools of hitting.

  11. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    wth is Cano doing?

  12. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    oh damn, the error is wasted

  13. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    “…his LIFETIME Batting Average when putting the 1st pitch into play is .387, what more could you possibly want?”

    HOMER: “Mr. Burns, you’re the richest man I know.”

    MR. BURNS: “Ah yes, but I’d trade it all for a little bit more….”

  14. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    CB, that’s interesting. His cutter has improved from last year, so maybe we can expect it to improve next year or even later in the year? One thing I’ve been mistaken on in my projections for Phil is that I’ve been (recently, anyway) assuming that he’s just going to stay the way he is, with no development in his pitches. Of course that’s just plain silly. I don’t know how often Phil talks to Andy about pitching (I know he talks to AJ), but I hope he does take advantage of this opportunity.

    I still prefer his curve to be his #2 pitch. He clearly has a very good one when it’s on, so he needs to throw it more

    Also, I did want to ask you about his velocity – and then on to the game. Do you think it’s possible that Phil’s drop in velocity (I’m just asking a question, I’m not freaking out or anything, lol) has to do with the fact that this is the first time in awhile that he’s started for an extended period of time? Was his 93-95 velocity he was showing up until the Sox game more a function of adrenaline?

  15. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Robbie anticipated a play at 3rd, that’s why he was going, when the throw was wide it made it easy for the 3rd baseman to throw back to 2nd. There was nothing wrong with Robbie getting thrown out, it’s a good aggressive play with two outs.

  16. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    “Tex doesn’t alter his approach much at all. He’s still going to try to pull almost every pitch and loft it into the air.”

    yea, Tex appears to have a swing groove that he doesn’t like to deviate from. Works well if the ball and when he swings coincide but there just isn’t as much room for adjustment with that swing and that approach. Alex had the perfect approach and swing in that last AB.

  17. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    # MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Robbie anticipated a play at 3rd, that’s why he was going, when the throw was wide it made it easy for the 3rd baseman to throw back to 2nd. There was nothing wrong with Robbie getting thrown out, it’s a good aggressive play with two outs.

    The man is slow. Just slow. Could have had more runs.

  18. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Well that was quick…

  19. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    There was nothing wrong with Cano’s aggression and hard slide. I prefer that over station to station..

  20. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t mind aggressive baserunning in the first inning with 2 outs…give a chance for a big inning.

  21. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Well, 1 is better than none……The way Andy’s pitching lately, it may just hold up. I wouldn’t mind blowing this team out so that we don’t have to depend on the pen to hold the lead.

  22. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    An approach means everything. Jhonny just took that pitch and went with it to the opposite field for a no doubt home run right off the bat. But that same pitch against the Red Sox, Jhonny is just pulling that over to the 3B/SS.

  23. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I brought it up earlier that Peralta and Kearns were the two hitters that will give Pettitte problems.

  24. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    # MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Robbie anticipated a play at 3rd, that’s why he was going, when the throw was wide it made it easy for the 3rd baseman to throw back to 2nd. There was nothing wrong with Robbie getting thrown out, it’s a good aggressive play with two outs.

    The man is slow. Just slow. Could have had more runs.
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    He’s also been just about the best player in the league this year, deal with it instead of complaining about nothing.

  25. G-C May 31st, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Hughes’ fastball has been exactly the same as it was all year sans the Boston start. He ratcheted it up a bit for that one but his velocity otherwise has not dropped at all.

  26. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Wasn’t a bad pitch to Peralta. He put a good swing on it…tip your white hat and be glad it was a solo.

  27. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    CR9, you are really troubled, you should seek help.

  28. CB May 31st, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Betsy-

    I’m not sure what Hughes is going to do with his cut fastball. It’ll be interesting to see. If he wants to use it more it needs to develop. But whether or not he can do that is an open question. The kind of cut fastball Andy throws is very different than the one Hughes throws right now.

    On his velocity – I’m not sure what’s going on. It’s very possible that in the first few games of the season he was fresher and able to sustain his velocity a tick higher.

    His fastball hasn’t had as much life on it the last 3 starts or so – even in that last game he won.

    Hughes isn’t going to be the same pitcher a year from now that he is today. He’s still very much in development phase.

  29. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    “There was nothing wrong with Robbie getting thrown out, it’s a good aggressive play with two outs.”
    ——————————–

    It’s a good play if you are a runner with good speed. We have watched Robbie he doesn’t have good speed. He has average speed but definitely not base running speed. I don’t think he realizes how slow he is.

  30. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Awww, little CC. How adorable :)

  31. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    # MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    # MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Robbie anticipated a play at 3rd, that’s why he was going, when the throw was wide it made it easy for the 3rd baseman to throw back to 2nd. There was nothing wrong with Robbie getting thrown out, it’s a good aggressive play with two outs.

    The man is slow. Just slow. Could have had more runs.
    ————————————————————–
    He’s also been just about the best player in the league this year, deal with it instead of complaining about nothing.

    Doesn’t mean he should be overly aggressive with a red hot swish behind him. Hes slow.

  32. TMZ May 31st, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Past a diving Jeter. Someone should get that put on a T-Shirt.

  33. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    dp is coming,

    why they keep showing little CC?

  34. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Oh come on CB

  35. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    CB with a TERRIBLE call. He is pathetic…

  36. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    CB Buckner giveth and CB Buckner taketh away…..that wasn’t even close.

  37. RalphieD (OPPC) May 31st, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    that might be one of the worst umpriring mistakes ever…such an easy call

  38. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Didnt give him the neighborhood call. And Cano was on the base. What a ****** joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JOKE!

    Oh well, he gave us calls in the first game of the series.

  39. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    oh damn, ump SUCKS

  40. ac1 May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    bucknor should be suspended immediately. this is a joke.

  41. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    CB, YOU’RE BAD

  42. CB May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Major league umpires just aren’t professional. That’s the best way to describe them. They simply aren’t professional.

  43. m May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    CB strikes again!

  44. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Cano is standing on the base. How much closer to the base does Cano need to be? CB is a joke.

  45. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I feared a CB makeup call after the first game.

  46. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' May 31st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    OK. This is what I do not understand. If CB Buckner doesn’t want to give the neighborhood call, FINE, call him safe. HOWEVER when he is clearly on the bag how do you call it safe!

    Kay is absolutely right. CB wants to be known out there. What a joke. He needs to learn how to umpire.

  47. ac1 May 31st, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    whether it is for or against us, this is still a joke.

  48. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    “There was nothing wrong with Robbie getting thrown out, it’s a good aggressive play with two outs.”
    ——————————–

    It’s a good play if you are a runner with good speed. We have watched Robbie he doesn’t have good speed. He has average speed but definitely not base running speed. I don’t think he realizes how slow he is.
    —————————————————
    the throw to 3rd was wide, if it is closer to the base there would have been a play on Arod and Robbie walks into 2nd, it has nothing to do with his alleged ‘lack of speed’.

  49. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I wonder if CB Bucknor intentionally misses calls against all teams, to try and create controversy and throw people out?

    Alright, it didnt cost us!

  50. ac1 May 31st, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I agree with michael kay. some of these umps just want to show they are significant.

  51. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    CB should be forced to read the comments of our LoHud CB, then he would change his name in shame.

  52. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 31st, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Jesus lord almighty. Do some umpires just make up rules? “You…uh…can’t have an out…if…um…you…run more than 5 steps to the right on Memorial Day. Yeah, that’s it. He’s safe.”

  53. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Phil’s curveball is a really good pitch when he throws it at the appropriate times and at the appropriate speed.

    CB is right, his cutter and change are still developing. He needs to learn when to throw the cutter to best complement his 4 seamer and he needs to gain more confidence in his changeup and feel comfortable throwing it when the situation calls for it. To me, those are the areas he needs to improve and really only experience can bring that.

  54. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    # CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I wonder if CB Bucknor intentionally misses calls against all teams, to try and create controversy and throw people out?

    Alright, it didnt cost us!

    LOL, nice theory

  55. CB May 31st, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I hate these games when CB Bucknor is working his inept magic.

    My handle is pelleted with shame….

  56. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    That wasn’t even a neighborhood call. Cano was standing on the center of the bag. Bucknor just blew it.

  57. JM May 31st, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Phillies have scored four runs in six games, and are now losing, 3-0 to Milwaukee.

  58. Gil L May 31st, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    in the power struggle between the umps and MLB, i get a feeling the umps are somewhat of a mafia – untouchable and unaccountable.
    1) joe west should have been suspended after his remarks, and fired after the famous bulk story
    2) a guy like buckner just can’t be an MLB ump.

  59. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Cano’s footwork was so quick that it blinded the umpire.

  60. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    “There was nothing wrong with Robbie getting thrown out, it’s a good aggressive play with two outs.”
    ——————————–

    It’s a good play if you are a runner with good speed. We have watched Robbie he doesn’t have good speed. He has average speed but definitely not base running speed. I don’t think he realizes how slow he is.

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

    Cano isn’t slow. He’s not a base stealer, but, watch him running out triples and going 1st to 3rd. He doesn’t have that explosive first 2 steps, but, he can run.

  61. NY forever May 31st, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    # TMZ May 31st, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Past a diving Jeter. Someone should get that put on a T-Shirt.

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

    STFU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW fiend

  62. ac1 May 31st, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    once bud selig is gone, hopefully we get someone in the commish office that actually cares about baseball.

  63. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I really think MLB should consider replay for safe/out calls, fair/foul calls… Give each manager 2 challenges a game and as long as you stay away from balls and strikes, virtually every other call is pretty black and white.

    I don’t see the problem and don’t see how it should slow the game down when everyone in the stadium and at home knows within seconds whether the right call was made or not.

  64. C.B. Bucknor May 31st, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Sorry guys, I’m an idiot, I thought it was a tag play.

    That is all.

    Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

  65. MaineYankee May 31st, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    CB

    You should add a qualifier to your name so nobody will confuse you two.

  66. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Cano isn’t slow. He’s not a base stealer, but, watch him running out triples and going 1st to 3rd. He doesn’t have that explosive first 2 steps, but, he can run.

    ——————————————————————————————————————–

    Correct you are

  67. CB May 31st, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    “I really think MLB should consider replay for safe/out calls, fair/foul calls… Give each manager 2 challenges a game and as long as you stay away from balls and strikes, virtually every other call is pretty black and white. ”

    There’s no reason why they shouldn’t do this. It would force the umps to be more responsive and to actually officiate the game in front of them rather than the one they think is unfolding in their heads.

    It would reduce the ad hoc making up of rules as you go along.

  68. Canos feet May 31st, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    “Cano isn’t slow. He’s not a base stealer, but, watch him running out triples and going 1st to 3rd. He doesn’t have that explosive first 2 steps, but, he can run.”

    no he is not slow by any means……….but he does dog it out of the box some times.

    Had he ran full speed from contact…..that play isn’t even close.

    A Rod kinda gave up on that ground-ball too.

  69. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    How exactly do you even rate signatures. Instead of just saying it was a good signature, it has to be “the best signature I’ve ever seen” to exaggerate it. “That’s pretty sweet” :grrr:

  70. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    G-C, I don’t think that’s true. I think there’s been a clear decline in velocity since the start in Detroit – maybe Fenway. Maybe it means Phil really can’t sit at 92-94 and that he’s more likely to sit at 91-92 (which seems sort of low given his minor league numbers)………….or maybe he’s just fatigued and needs a break.

    CB, I guess the fact that he’s still getting swings and misses and strikeouts despite the diminshed life shows that he really does have a very good FB. I’ve never been someone who was big on velocity, but I admit I’m curious about the decline and hope he can get it back to something close to where it was before. Good point about the cutter, too. You’re right – I’m sure the pitcher we’ll see later this year and next year will be different than the one we are seeing now. Even the Yankees believed going into this year that Phil wasn’t completely developed.

    I’m a little late, but another bad call? Is this a daily occurrance? I mean, it’s ridiculous.

  71. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Tell Gardner to take notes from Cano then. BG is too passive.

  72. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Blake, Phil has thrown some good changes, so he can do it. I don’t know any other way of improving that pitch and gaining confidence in it other than to throw it in game situations. The thing is, it’s his 4th pitch, so when does he throw it?

  73. whoever May 31st, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Am I the only one that says “swing the damn bat Gardner” while watching the game.

  74. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I think the most important thing should be to get the calls right…even if it take 2 minutes to watch a replay on a monitor.

    Aside from balls and strikes and maybe balks, and check swings, every other call is pretty objective…you’re either safe or you’re out, its either fair or its foul, the guy either caught the ball or he didn’t.

  75. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    That was not a strike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Look at where that pitch was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. ac1 May 31st, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    wow… this is getting ugly early.

  77. 1421: The Year China Discovered America May 31st, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Double steal!

  78. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    wow, the home ump is a real moron

  79. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    He crossed up the catcher, missed his spot completely, it was a ball, and he still got the call. Ridiculous.

    Alright Brett!

  80. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Blake, I agree. So, what does MLB care more about – time of the game or the integrity? I can’t stand it when games are decided on bad calls – even if they are FOR the Yankees.

  81. RalphieD (OPPC) May 31st, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    gardner says scew you home plate ump..wont give me my walk ill take the single instead

  82. MaineYankee May 31st, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I would prefer MLB get the umps to be more accountable rather than go to replay.

    To many of the bad calls aren’t even questionable.

  83. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 31st, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    What is WRONG with these umpires today?

  84. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    let him PAY!

  85. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Wow, that’s not good; you never see Jeter react like that after being hit

  86. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Hopefully, Jeter is okay. Ouch!

  87. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Blake, Phil has thrown some good changes, so he can do it. I don’t know any other way of improving that pitch and gaining confidence in it other than to throw it in game situations. The thing is, it’s his 4th pitch, so when does he throw it?
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    In the right spots, which is when ahead in the count, against lefthanded batters and no one in scoring position, probably the 2nd time through the order.

  88. ac1 May 31st, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    great. everytime he starts to get hot, he gets plunked.

  89. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:48 pm

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

  90. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    That’s going to tighten up in about 5-6 innings. Yanks have been HBP more than anybody in the league.

  91. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Grandy has a really live bat right now, watch out Talbot.

  92. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I wouldn’t limit it to two challenges. Why limit the accuracy to the game?

    I would put a 5th umpire in the press box, whose job it is to monitor these things, and transmit the correction to the team on the field.

  93. "Who Will Get Injured Today?" May 31st, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Apparently, Derek Jeter.

  94. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    they get away

  95. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    :(

  96. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Betsy,

    yea he certainly can do it, when he does throw a change many times its a pretty good one. Its likely a situation where he just doesn’t want to get beat on his 4th pitch…what he needs to do is forget about what “pitch #” it is and learn to throw the right pitch at the right time and feel good about it…

    I doubt Doc Halladay stands out there and thinks, well this would be a good time for a curve but its my 4th pitch so I don’t want to get beat with it….Ideally you just want pitches and to be confident in all of them. I think it will come with experience…its really early in his career.

  97. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    ****** umpires does a dance to call strike 3. Sick *****

  98. huh ? May 31st, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    nice clutch strikeout, JERK !

  99. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    MG, I was away for Friday’s game so I couldn’t watch it, but were there any opportunities for Phil to throw it where he didn’t take advantage? If those are the conditions that you suggest that Phil throw the pitch, then clearly it’s just not going to be something he goes to often. I wonder why the Yankees made such a priority of the change if it wasn’t going to be a huge part of his repertoire. They should have insisted that he work further on his curve instead.

  100. TMZ May 31st, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    When did YES start doing these in game interviews?

  101. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Time for me to watch the game and leave this place to the idiots now showing up.

  102. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Blake, that’s a great point about the idea of not wanting to get beat on your 4th pitch. If you make a good enough pitch, it should be good enough, whether it’s your #1 or #4.

  103. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    LOL so Granderson is a jerk for striking out? There must be a lot of jerks around baseball, some of whom are jerky 200 times a year.

  104. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Only like 6 people watching the Marlins play today.

  105. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    6 more people than I thought would be at the Marlins game!

  106. blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    He wasn’t a jerk for getting a double and scoring a run in the first inning though I guess.

  107. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' May 31st, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Wow. I’m not sure if that was a great play by Gardner, or a bad one, for what seemed like, a misjudgment, despite the ball being hit relatively hard.

  108. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    MG, I was away for Friday’s game so I couldn’t watch it, but were there any opportunities for Phil to throw it where he didn’t take advantage? If those are the conditions that you suggest that Phil throw the pitch, then clearly it’s just not going to be something he goes to often. I wonder why the Yankees made such a priority of the change if it wasn’t going to be a huge part of his repertoire. They should have insisted that he work further on his curve instead.
    ——————————————————
    Betsy, I wasn’t really watching for the change so don’t remember but think of the change in the context that CC uses it, which is as a strikeout pitch against righties. Phil will be able to do the exact same thing against lefties, you don’t want him using his 4th best pitch behind in the count or where he could get really hurt in a tough situation. In a couple of years, maybe, right now, no.

  109. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Betsy, what do you expect from a guy named “Huh”…….IQ of 50

  110. MG May 31st, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    blake May 31st, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    He wasn’t a jerk for getting a double and scoring a run in the first inning though I guess.
    ——————————————————-
    Or the double in front of Teix’ HR yesterday or the double off Sipp on Friday night…

  111. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) May 31st, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    # GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Time for me to watch the game and leave this place to the idiots now showing up.
    ————-

    Truer words have never been said.

  112. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    “Cano isn’t slow. He’s not a base stealer, but, watch him running out triples and going 1st to 3rd. He doesn’t have that explosive first 2 steps, but, he can run.”
    ———————

    I don’t think he’s Posada slow. But I just don’t think he has base stealing speed. Running around the bases he is fine. He just never seems to gain that extra burst that he would need to out run that play. VMart even threw him out trying to steal, I think that says something.

  113. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    It just hangs up there. More bad luck. And Shelly makes a nice play. LOL! Shelly on us, and that ball past him. Good swing Mark.

  114. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    “you don’t want him using his 4th best pitch behind in the count or where he could get really hurt in a tough situation. ”

    I agree with this. However if a guy shows a tendency to only throw a pitch in a certain situations then guys will start looking for it in that situation and crossing it off the list the rest of the time.

    As a hitter, anytime you can narrow down the selection of pitches that could be coming, that helps you. If hitters know that Hughes will only throw a change up ahead in the count to lefties then thats one less pitch for hitters to think about the majority of the time.

  115. MaineYankee May 31st, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Pat M

    It should be a good matchup starting thurs.

    About as intense as Yankees, RS.

    I think both sides were hoping for this matchup.

    I know Kobe was.

  116. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Blake, lol – perfect example of selective memory. For some reason, if a player does well, who cares? If he doesn’t, then stone him.

    Pat M, good point!

    MG, very true. Also, since he’s thrown good changes this year, clearly he’s still working on it in pen sessions…….that’s a good thing. I had said in ST that this year was going to be a learning experience of sorts and now I have to remember that when I start getting “worried”. I admit that Phil’s first few starts have probably put my expectations out of whack, to the point where it’s almost a disappointment if he doesn’t dominate. It’s ridiculous, of course.

  117. Mariner 3 May 31st, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    The Indians just have great pitching.

  118. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    The offense seems to go in and out of funks from inning to inning game to game. You never know which hitters will show up. They just can’t seem to get on a good consistent roll.

  119. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    MaineYankee…..I agree, and I’m looking for The Lakers to avenge their loss from 2008…….I’m going to Game 1, because there could be the only chance I’ll get as there may not be a Game 6 back in LA……Lakers could wrap this up in 5 games

  120. Mariner 3 May 31st, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    We are lucky to be in position to split the series.

  121. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Blake, that’s also a good point…..
    I wonder if Phil needs a rest at this point. His pitches will continue to develop, but the velocity thing could be an indication that he’s fatigued. I don’t want to harp on it because he’s still getting outs, but maybe the Yanks should take a cue from Phil as to when to rest him instead of sticking with some rigid plan.

  122. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Did Shelley Dunan just yell the F word!!! :lol:

  123. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Nice play Robi!

  124. what he said May 31st, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    In the spirit of Memorial Day, here’s a video shot at the cemetery in Normandy showing a Normandy veteran being presented with a letter of appreciation from a grateful Frenchman.

    Caution: might bring a tear to your eye:

    http://www.fark.com/cgi/vidpla.....nk=5355618

    Thank you to the veterans everywhere.

  125. MaineYankee May 31st, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Pat M

    You sound like a typical Laker fan. :lol:

    No game six in LA when Celtics win in 5. :lol:

  126. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Betsy,

    I don’t know. We have to remember that even though Phil has been a starter his entire career, he didn’t start last year and he’s still transitioning back to that role. He hasn’t thrown this much in awhile. He could be a little fatigued or it could just be one of those things…some days you just don’t have the best fastball. I guess we will have to let the guys who are getting paid to handle that handle it, I think he’ll be fine.

  127. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    There are no offensive ‘funks’ from inning to inning in baseball. Talbot is 6-3 with a 3.7 ERA on a last place team, he has been a good pitcher for the Indians this year. He’s pitched 3 innings so far, not exactly a big sample.

  128. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Swish has been on fire, he had a really good May.

  129. m May 31st, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Andy has 5 foul outs through 4IP by my count. That seems like a lot. I like!

  130. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Allow me to channel Michael Kay: “Swisher is going to be sad that May is coming to an end”

  131. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    A 3-0 count, and we got nothing, not even a productive out.

  132. RalphieD (OPPC) May 31st, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    miranda is usually good at grounding out to the 2nd basemen…that would of been sufficient

  133. what he said May 31st, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Free Jorge!

  134. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I know Miranda will need more time to adjust to major league pitching but at this point he reminds me of a little better version of Shelley Duncan. He really need to adjust to anything other than a fastball.

  135. 1421: The Year China Discovered America May 31st, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    what a bunch of yankee chokers. couldn’t even get the runner over to 3rd.

  136. Kev May 31st, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    When you have an awful offense like this, at least bunt, Girardi

  137. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    What he said – wow, thank you for posting that; I’m tearing up myself.

  138. Mariner 3 May 31st, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Gardner must be tops in terms of pitches seen per at bat.

  139. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    # 1421: The Year China Discovered America May 31st, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    what a bunch of yankee chokers. couldn’t even get the runner over to 3rd.

    what

  140. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Gardner and Cervelli have both hit it hard twice today.

  141. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Nice job Brett!

  142. RalphieD (OPPC) May 31st, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    2 abs for gardner…2 full counts…2 singles

  143. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Blake, I think that’s my take as well (not having started in awhile and for a consistent period of time). I think he’ll be fine as well……the Yankees have a lot invested in this kid and they are going to do what’s right for him.

    Boy, it would have been nice to have a blowout today …………who knows, maybe later?

  144. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Big hit by Gardner. He really works the pitcher.

  145. Mariner 3 May 31st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Thank god for gardner.

    The team would be in last place without him.

  146. m May 31st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Hoot!

  147. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Phil Hughes velocity in April was 92.4, in May it was 92.7

  148. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    This is not an awful offense; it’s a good offense that hasn’t hit it’s stride yet for various reasons.

  149. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    This is what “team” means. All contribute.

  150. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Paul O’Neill in the booth is a gas….Didn;t they used to have 3 guys in the booth last season ??? Kay, Lieter & O’Neill was great entertainment

  151. 1421: The Year China Discovered America May 31st, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Steal, Gardner.
    Steal.
    Steal.

  152. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Jerkface, that just seems so odd – but thanks for the numbers!

  153. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Do some of you work at being this stupid or does it come naturally?

    It’s amazing how dumb some of you children are.

  154. RalphieD (OPPC) May 31st, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    first time gardner has been thrown out by the catcher this year…the other cs’s are from pickoffs

  155. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    epic fail by Gardner, ran themselves right out of that inning.

  156. Long time fan May 31st, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Don’t like BG’s swing or his taking too many good strikes, but it works well enough for him.

  157. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    “epic fail by Gardner, ran themselves right out of that inning.”

    lol, more like epic good call by the Indians to pitch out.

  158. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    If you are going to run, sometimes you get thrown out.

    It’s no big deal. Jeter leads off the 5th.

  159. Smokincokin May 31st, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    O’Neill should do every game

    very entertaining

  160. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Epic fail in a game at the beginning of June……………the next out made by the Yankees will be an epic out.

  161. Smokincokin May 31st, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    0-1 with 2 out with the leadoff hitter up is THE PERFECT TIME TO STEAL!

    which is why the Indians pitched out

    some of you should learn the game a little more before commenting

  162. Mariner 3 May 31st, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Don’t blame it on Gardner.

    He had to push the issue, considering his fellow teammates are sleeping through these games.

  163. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    LOL @ Mkay

  164. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Some of you should try Xanax and relax.

  165. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    This is a big inning for Pettitte. Your team gives you the lead you need to shut them down.
    He needs to throw strikes. No freebies.

    This is the problem with Andy. He nibbles too much.

  166. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I needed that xanax on the plane yesterday, lol……..

  167. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    What a beautiful cutter on the outer half.

  168. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Andy doesn’t have many problems with a 2.62 ERA coming in……….

  169. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Nice pitch! So Gardner got thrown out, on a correctly guessed pitchout. And he was nearly safe in spite of the pitchout! He’ll get ‘em next time.

    Nice throw Jeetie!

  170. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) May 31st, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Too bad Andy doesn’t have a long career of success to draw from…
    Oh wait…

  171. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    “This is the problem with Andy. He nibbles too much.”

    I don’t think we are watching the same game.

  172. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I would rather Gardner get thrown out stealing instead of just standing there on 1st base waiting for something to happen.

  173. m May 31st, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Nibbling his way to a 1-2-3. Yum!

    BTW. How’s Phillie’s offense? Getting shutout again today. I won’t complain about our offense until it gets as bad as theirs atm.

  174. RalphieD (OPPC) May 31st, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    “Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    epic fail by Gardner, ran themselves right out of that inning.”

    it was 2 outs and a great idea…your out of your mind

  175. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Question:

    Gardner’s single almost hit the umpire, with Swisher at 2nd. Had that happened and the ball stayed in the infield, would Swisher only have been able to go to 3rd?

  176. Sacfly May 31st, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Grandy going yard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  177. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Yankee Trader

    I believe if the ball hits the umpire, it’s a dead ball base hit and advancement of the runners on base 1 base. So, yes, Swisher would have gone to 3rd only.

  178. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Tony Sanchez catching at the AA level in about 3 weeks

  179. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Jeterian single.

  180. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Imagine how suicidal the daily whiners on here would be if they weren’t fans of a team with the second best record in MLB.

    The mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  181. akamgkrebs May 31st, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I agree with michael kay. some of these umps just want to show they are significant.
    *******************************************************

    The same can be said for Girardi

  182. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    blake – Pettitte went to 3-2 on the first two batters that inning. Why don’t YOU watch the game. You might learn something.

  183. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Just missed it.

  184. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Curtis just missed by an 1/8 of an inch

  185. m May 31st, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Wait. Someone’s going to say, “See? Jeter woulda got a hit if Gardner didn’t get caught.”

  186. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Epic fail, That’s a new one.

  187. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    “blake – Pettitte went to 3-2 on the first two batters that inning”

    and…..

  188. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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

  189. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Pat M,

    Hopefully after he plays in the All Star Game on June 12. Especially if he can stay hot with the bat.

  190. G-C May 31st, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Matt, you’re seriously complaining about Pettitte going to 2 three ball counts? Are you insane?

  191. G-C May 31st, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Matt, you’re seriously complaining about Pettitte going to 2 three ball counts? Are you insane?

  192. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    **** me. 0-2 today.

  193. m May 31st, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Matt,

    Zero walks through 5 IP. In spite of the two 3-2 counts in the inning that you just mentioned. Andy’s doing great. Please enjoy.

  194. blake May 31st, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    if you try to pull that pitch, thats pretty much all you can do with it.

  195. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    We better hope for a Rodriguez HR here, because he AINT NOT hittin a HR here.

  196. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Going 3-2 on a hitter isn’t always nibbling.

    Andy has been attacking the zone the entire game.

  197. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Dude find the plate before you hurt one of our guys.

  198. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Why can’t we put this guy out of his misery already?

  199. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Tex is clearly affected by the shift. If he could just bunt one down the 3rd base line on occassion to keep the other team honest.

  200. Long time fan May 31st, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    # Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    This is a big inning for Pettitte. Your team gives you the lead you need to shut them down.
    He needs to throw strikes. No freebies.

    This is the problem with Andy. He nibbles too much.

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

    It’s called “throwing to spots.” He can’t pump it down the middle all day and succeed.

  201. Sacfly May 31st, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Cando Cano

  202. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Cano on the 1st pitch..a recipe for disaster.

  203. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    The next cogent thought posted by Matt on this blog will be his first…

  204. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Cue Matt to write a dissertation whining about the offense.

  205. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    Cano on the 1st pitch..a recipe for disaster.
    ——————————————————–
    you mean his lifetime .375 Batting Average on 1st pitches is not acceptable? Other than vidoe games games that puts him in the Hall of Fame.

  206. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Glad to see randy and trish got a room.

  207. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    # Long time fan May 31st, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    # Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    This is a big inning for Pettitte. Your team gives you the lead you need to shut them down.
    He needs to throw strikes. No freebies.

    This is the problem with Andy. He nibbles too much.

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

    It’s called “throwing to spots.” He can’t pump it down the middle all day and succeed.
    —————————————————————————————————————–

    Thanks LTF, how true.

  208. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    as always, RISP is a serious problem with this team.

    Granderson and Cano both trying to go deep. Teixeira too stubborn to go the other way.

  209. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    where do you find that stat on cano MG?

  210. chan ho's runs May 31st, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Is someone really complaining about Andy going to 2 3-2 counts? Wow. I’ve seen everything.

  211. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Andy is a real nibbler, 74 pitches in 5 2/3 innings…

  212. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    # Long time fan May 31st, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    # Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    This is a big inning for Pettitte. Your team gives you the lead you need to shut them down.
    He needs to throw strikes. No freebies.

    This is the problem with Andy. He nibbles too much.

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

    It’s called “throwing to spots.” He can’t pump it down the middle all day and succeed.
    —————————————————————————————————————–

    Thanks LTF, how true it is.

  213. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Mick, here is the Robbie link but you can find any stat you want for every player on the site:
    http://www.baseball-reference......r&t=b

  214. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    LOL MG

    The Yankees are still within shouting distance of Tampa (oh, if not for those blown games, though, lol) with lots of games yet to be played between the teams. We did bring the Sox and Jays back into it, but there are still 4 months left……plenty of time to right the ship

  215. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Man, that Andy is just nibbling way too much, he needs to throw more strikes.

  216. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    LoL, I love Paul.

  217. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Ooops, thought it didn’t post !

  218. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Now that was a GREAT inning by Pettitte. Seven pitches. He is listening to me.

  219. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Why complain when your team is winning ><

  220. Terry from NH May 31st, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Andy Pettitte is awfully good right now..

  221. Tom in NJ May 31st, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    7 pitches?

    Should have been TWO! Way to much nibbling.

  222. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Matt, shut up now while both your feet aren’t in your mouth at the same time.

  223. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Andy has been the Ace…more than Phil…..if he keeps it up he could win Cy Young and a steppingstone toward the Hall.

  224. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Maybe a true DH is in our future at deadline !

  225. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    7 pitch inning!! Formula for Yankee success-8 innings by Pettitte with Mo closing it out.

  226. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Andy looks great today. Hopefully the Yanks can get another run or 2 to make sure to get him this victory. Hopefully Andy could hand the ball to Mo so we don’t have to see Joba.

  227. RS May 31st, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Another 8 innings, then hand it off to Mo?

  228. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I guess in Matt’s world every pitcher average 63 pitches for a full 9 innings. I think Doc Halladay averages about 100 and he’s the most efficient pitcher in baseball.

  229. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Now here’s the solution for the bullpen:
    Each starter must go 8.

  230. CB May 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Useless Pettite. 7 pitch inning. If he’s just stop nibbling he could have done it in 6 pitches. If he was really aggressive and trusted his stuff he could have done it in 3 pitches. That would have reduced his workload for the inning by 57% and saved the team from having to go to the pen!!!!

  231. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    It should only take 3 pitches. What’s wrong with Andy?

  232. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Another 8 innings would help our bullpen significantly. 2 straight days off aside from Mo. Maybe a few extra runs could help matters also.

  233. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Swish took a gigantic homerun swing. Yanks have to cut down on the big swings.

  234. CB May 31st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    “Why complain when your team is winning ><"

    Because there will always be Robinson Cano to criticize with a level of irrational impatience only the yankee fanbase can muster.

  235. whoever May 31st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Girardi should lock Gardner into the 9th spot and throw away the key.

    He is comfortable there, it works for him and the team.

  236. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Ooops, the entire blog got there first.

  237. kim May 31st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    kay had said paul retired in 2000 at the age of 37, but he retired in 2001!

  238. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Damn what was that a 5 pitch inning.

  239. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I think it was randy who, a while ago, pointed out that sometimes an experienced pitcher will deliberately throw a ball, in order to set the batter up for what he – the pitcher – really wants to get the batter out with. El Duque was apparently quite renown for this, all the way back in the 90s.

  240. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Talbot at 92 pitches and Miranda swings at 1st pitch. We need to get into the “vaunted” Indian bullpen.

  241. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Because there will always be Robinson Cano to criticize with a level of irrational impatience only the yankee fanbase can muster.
    ==========================
    Don’t generalize.

  242. Terry from NH May 31st, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    the offense is still in a funk… that was 1 quick inning for the Yanks.

  243. sunny615 May 31st, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    That was pathetic. So much for working the count… yeesh.

    More runs please.

  244. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    You really think I would be on here complaining about a pitcher who has thrown a great game in Pettitte?

    Whoever is imitating me, it’s pretty funny, but it should be pretty obvious that it’s not me given that you are trying way too hard to complain about things that aren’t problems. Granderson and Cano just missed hitting it out and hit the ball pretty well.

    Whoever is imitating me, you are pretty obvious. I don’t complain about outcomes, I complain about approaches. Throwing pitches just off the plate ahead in the count is not nibbling, and hitting a ball hard but right at a fielder is not a bad at bat.

    For all of you who are responding to posts by “Matt,” it’s pretty funny how insulted you are by a guy who is clearly not me and is trying to annoy you by purposely exaggerating everything. Good job guys, you really show how you have no interest in discussing any actual baseball, but instead single out specific posters and insult them by attacking opinions you don’t agree with rather than commenting on the subject.

    Also, don’t you think the one sentence posts would be give aways? You people are pretty stupid.

  245. MG May 31st, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    Swish took a gigantic homerun swing. Yanks have to cut down on the big swings.
    —————————————————————-
    Michelle, Swish takes a ton of BP and hitting drills with Kevin Long before every game, he’s doing exactly what he needs to do to be successful and it’s working. Hitting 90 mph pitches with movement is the toughest thing in sports, that’s why a .300 batting average is Hall of Fame material.

  246. Daniel May 31st, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Is anyone else in Canada that uses Rogers TV having an issue watching the game on Extra Innings right now? It’s a pixelated mess.

  247. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Now we have a fake Matt

  248. mick May 31st, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Matt,
    Don’t take anything directed at your imposter personally.

  249. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Matt

    lol. I thought with the 1 line posts, that it was an imposter! No offense, but your stuff is normally too long for me to read without getting interrupted!

  250. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    “Oh crap they really don’t like me…urghh, better blame it on an imposter!”

  251. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “You people are pretty stupid.”

    We have all been shamed.

    Imposter Matt sounded just like Real Matt but was more concise.

    How could we not have seen that?

  252. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “Michelle, Swish takes a ton of BP and hitting drills with Kevin Long before every game, he’s doing exactly what he needs to do to be successful and it’s working. Hitting 90 mph pitches with movement is the toughest thing in sports, that’s why a .300 batting average is Hall of Fame material”
    —————————

    I understand that but when Swish is going good and or hitting homeruns he does tend to get big with his swing sometimes. That was one of those swings. There is nothing wrong with saying it when it happens.

  253. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    # whoever May 31st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Girardi should lock Gardner into the 9th spot and throw away the key.

    He is comfortable there, it works for him and the team.

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

    AGREED !!! Hitting ahead of Jeter (9th) is perfect !

  254. Mariner 3 May 31st, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    So Travis Crowe is the designated Yankee Killer in this lineup?

  255. RS May 31st, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Well, Andy will definitely come out for the 8th inning!

  256. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 31st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    At 3:00, games will stop for a moment of remembrance.

    Well, everyone except Andy. He will misremember.

  257. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Andy got the last out just in time. Otherwise they would of stopped him at 3:00. Perfect timing…

  258. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Andy Pettite should be in the Fine Wine business……He’s getting better with time

  259. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    “Well, Andy will definitely come out for the 8th inning!”

    One would think…quick somebody hide Joe’s binder. :)

  260. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Gardner in his career batting 9th: .274 .357 .339 .696

    Gardner in his career batting 8th: .368 .478 .526 1.005

    V(º_º)V

  261. MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    “Michelle, Swish takes a ton of BP and hitting drills with Kevin Long before every game, he’s doing exactly what he needs to do to be successful and it’s working. Hitting 90 mph pitches with movement is the toughest thing in sports, that’s why a .300 batting average is Hall of Fame material”
    —————————

    I understand that but when Swish is going good and or hitting homeruns he does tend to get big with his swing sometimes. That was one of those swings. There is nothing wrong with saying it when it happens.
    ——————————————-
    It looked about the same as the HR swing off the foul pole earlier this week or his double down the line earlier in this game. How can you possibly decide that swing was ‘too big’ without a slow motion replay with both swings being side by side? The difference between swings is probably an inch or two, if that much.

  262. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    # Donnie – Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O’Neill Banner May 31st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    At 3:00, games will stop for a moment of remembrance.

    Well, everyone except Andy. He will misremember.
    ======================================
    Did you wait all day to post that gem?

  263. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    # Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Gardner in his career batting 9th: .274 .357 .339 .696

    Gardner in his career batting 8th: .368 .478 .526 1.005

    V(º_º)V
    =====================
    Who cares? Perception is reality.
    Like that smiley face.

  264. MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Andy Pettite should be in the Fine Wine business……He’s getting better with time
    ———————————–
    Pat M, Andy is reminding me of Whitey Ford and Jimmy Key at the points in their careers where they were just in such good control of the game the batters didn’t really have much of a chance even though their fastballs were in the high 80′s at best. Just amazing…

  265. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Nice version of God Bless America

  266. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    good performance; let’s finish the game well.

  267. sunny615 May 31st, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    now to put this game away … please.

  268. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Would love some insurance here.

  269. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I cant believe the crap Roger took in the media for “misremember” – when it’s an actual real word.

    You’d think that people in the media would know that was a real word – considering they are “journalists”

  270. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    The Yankees have definitely been playing better in this last week, but we will have to see if they can sustain it. Cleveland is a pretty bad team, but they have played the Yankees tough this weekend and have some good young players who haven’t figured it out yet.

    The offense has been a little inconsistent throughout games still, but they have been having better at bats and have been putting up enough runs on the whole to win these games. If the pitching can stay consistent they seem like they are coming around a bit at the plate, and Posada coming back can only help.

  271. randy l. May 31st, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    “Useless Pettite. 7 pitch inning. If he’s just stop nibbling he could have done it in 6 pitches.”

    not only that, there’s no reason he has to throw so many warm up pitches before innings. that’s at least three pitches an inning right there.

  272. m May 31st, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Matt,

    Sorry. Gotta laugh. You think you’re the first to be impersonated? The fact that people thought it was really you, shows how well the impersonator knows you.

    Just post a notice that it wasn’t you and e-mail Chad. That’s what the rest of us did when it happened to us. We didn’t use it as an opportunity to get on the soapbox and scold people.

  273. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Pat M, Andy is reminding me of Whitey Ford and Jimmy Key at the points in their careers where they were just in such good control of the game the batters didn’t really have much of a chance even though their fastballs were in the high 80’s at best. Just amazing…
    ===========================
    Crafty lefties…Andy fits that model.

  274. BP May 31st, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    But it is important to remember that this mammoth polluting event, so extraordinary here, is not so unusual in some parts of the world. In an article published Sunday in The Guardian of London, John Vidal, the paper’s environment editor, movingly recalls a trip to the Niger Delta a few years ago, where he literally swam in “pools of light Nigerian crude.”

    A network of decades-old pipes and oil extraction equipment in the delta has been plagued by serious leaks and spills. “More oil is spilled from the delta’s network of terminals, pipes, pumping stations and oil platforms every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico,” he writes.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  275. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Nice piece of hitting Brettos!

  276. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    We’ll score this inning!!!

  277. 1421: The Year China Discovered America May 31st, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Steal, Gardner, steal!

  278. RMS May 31st, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Andy is dealing today.

    Since you can’t fire umpires,t here should be a way to demote them. Some of them are terrible.

    Kay and O’Neill are terrible, they fit the game in between their silly banter. Same with Kay and Leiter. Leiter never stops talking.

  279. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    # Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    The Yankees have definitely been playing better in this last week, but we will have to see if they can sustain it. Cleveland is a pretty bad team, but they have played the Yankees tough this weekend and have some good young players who haven’t figured it out yet.

    The offense has been a little inconsistent throughout games still, but they have been having better at bats and have been putting up enough runs on the whole to win these games. If the pitching can stay consistent they seem like they are coming around a bit at the plate, and Posada coming back can only help.

    ============================
    Is this real or is it Memorex?

  280. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Please recalculate Gardner’s numbers batting 9th.

  281. whoever May 31st, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Good job Gardner; first pitch swinging, nice to do once in a while

  282. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    oh, Jeter should have let the pitch go.

  283. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Gardner could be on his way to the ALLStar game….out stealing, hold that thought.

  284. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Man, I thought the yankees could steal whenever they want?

  285. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    He was out. Wow. Cant blame him for trying.

  286. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Damn he was thrown out twice. That was a perfect throw.

  287. Go BP Oil Spill (Red Sox Fan) May 31st, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The Indians are just good at every facet of the game.

  288. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Oh ****

    His finger again?

  289. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    What do you mean its probably not a good idea to steal against a guy throwing out 34% of base runners with a pitcher quick to the plate?????

    But… but old school!! tradition!! stealing ALL THE TIME !!

  290. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Kay and O’Neill are terrible, they fit the game in between their silly banter. Same with Kay and Leiter. Leiter never stops talking.
    =======================
    Kay is too busy measuring his head size.
    Coney was good, too bad he was banished.

  291. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    MG…Great call on the Ford / Key comparisons…….Gardner needs to understand how to read pitchers a little better if he wants to be an elite base stealer…..He relies on pure which helps him out run bad jumps

  292. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Nick-

    Attached are the situational stats for Gardner.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/p.....eContainer

  293. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    m,

    No, I don’t, but it still shows how you guys are singling out specific people just because you don’t like the person rather than the opinion. It proves the point that you guys will attack anything that certain people say and that your criticisms hold little weight.

    And no, it reflects more poorly on you guys that you couldn’t tell the difference, because he made simple remarks that had no analysis contained in them. I would never criticize a performance on just the outcome, I would point out the flaw in the approach that led to the negative outcome. If you are singling out my posts as much as you are, it’s sad that you can’t even tell which are actually mine.

    I think it’s pretty funny that someone is that offended by my posts that they are trying so hard to sound like me and still can’t get it right. If you don’t like what I say, then refute the point or ignore it, but posts like those by SJ just reflect poorly on the poster.

  294. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Glad to see him go, should have done more damage.

  295. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Pinch running for jeter? But I thought he could steal whenever he wants :x

  296. Joe May 31st, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Go BP Oil Spill (Red Sox Fan) May 31st, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The Indians are just good at every facet of the game.

    lol nice screen name

  297. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Jerkface, are you trying to force randy into a two front war????

    On Memorial Day?????

  298. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    # Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    m,

    No, I don’t, but it still shows how you guys are singling out specific people just because you don’t like the person rather than the opinion. It proves the point that you guys will attack anything that certain people say and that your criticisms hold little weight.

    And no, it reflects more poorly on you guys that you couldn’t tell the difference, because he made simple remarks that had no analysis contained in them. I would never criticize a performance on just the outcome, I would point out the flaw in the approach that led to the negative outcome. If you are singling out my posts as much as you are, it’s sad that you can’t even tell which are actually mine.

    I think it’s pretty funny that someone is that offended by my posts that they are trying so hard to sound like me and still can’t get it right. If you don’t like what I say, then refute the point or ignore it, but posts like those by SJ just reflect poorly on the poster.
    ==================================================
    Trisha?

  299. RMS May 31st, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    “Coney was good, too bad he was banished.”

    Cone and Singleton worked very well together.

  300. "Who Will Get Injured Today?" May 31st, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    So it is for real, Derek Jeter is hurt?

  301. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Yanks lead the majors in runs, just not up to par with RISP. Mostly bad relief pitching that has hurt.

  302. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    # Joe May 31st, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Go BP Oil Spill (Red Sox Fan) May 31st, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The Indians are just good at every facet of the game.

    lol nice screen name

    LOL :) just notice, cool name!

  303. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    mick,

    Would someone imitating me go out of their way to say something that you guys actually would approve of?

    Just because I get upset when guys have bad approaches and beat themselves, it doesn’t mean I can’t acknowledge when someone is doing a better job out there. Again, I don’t care what the result is as much as the approach, and if both are going hand in hand then that is when I start to react negatively.

  304. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    What the byfuglien is Jeter out of the game? Ugh. I saw him hopping on the bag before it went to commercial.

  305. Blowfish May 31st, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    That is where Gardner’s overaggressiveness hurts us. If he had stayed at 1st base, we would have 1st and 3rd no outs.

    Gardy has to develop better instincts.

  306. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Hopefully, Jeet just needs the rest of the day off and he’ll be fine tomorrow. Byfuglien!

  307. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Hopefully Jeter is ok for tomorrow. Huge drop off from Jeter to Pena

  308. RIYank May 31st, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    CR9, related to the HBP earlier?

  309. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Hopefully Jeter and Gardner are ok. Jeter couldn’t run at all, probably from getting hit. Hopefully Gardner didn’t break that finger. He broke his finger before trying to steal a base.

  310. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    With where Jeter got hit earlier in the game, you can’t be too surprised that it’s started to tighten up a bit. If he was good enough to stay in the game earlier and play the field for many innings without it being a major issue, then it probably is just precautionary and I wouldn’t think it’s an issue.

  311. CB May 31st, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    “Andy Pettite should be in the Fine Wine business……He’s getting better with time”

    Pat-

    It’s that cut fastball. Rediscovering it last summer just completely transformed his level of performance.

    And this year he’s added that curve ball as well to right handers (who would have thought…)

    He’s a better pitcher at 38 than he was at 28.

  312. Mark May 31st, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    If we can play Thames in the OF for like 15 games this year, we can play Russo at SS for 1 game.

  313. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Matt, I don’t think anyone dislikes you. You just have bad approaches and beat yourself a lot. I don’t care what the result is as much as the approach.

  314. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Yep. Forgot about HBP until Kay mentioned it! Kay actually giving information :lol:

  315. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Jeter was hit by a pitch earlier – and you saw him react like he usually doesn’t (meaning he clearly showed he was in pain).

    The Yankees offense really needs to start clicking; asking the SP to go 6/7/8 innings giving up 1 or 2 runs is asking a lot.

  316. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    matt,
    Don’t worry. Take it as a compliment. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or something like that, besides we take people at face value in here. You sound more upset the imposter did a bad job of impersonation and misrepresented you.

  317. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Another hit against a lefty….might need to get Gardy some batting gloves to hold on the bases, so he doesn’t extend those fingers.

  318. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    They should really double steal here. Even if both runners are thrown out and we get no runs, it will give Cleveland something to think about before our August 14th series at Cleveland

  319. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Granderson is swinging the bat great. I guess while he was on the DL he learned how to hit lefties.

  320. g May 31st, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Let go offense!

    Win it for Jeter!

  321. Rick May 31st, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    It wouldn’t hurt the Yankees to bring in somebody like Mickey Rivers to refine the base stealing skills of Brett Gardner.
    Twice today and caught off 1st base on Saturday is not as good as he can be.

  322. sunny615 May 31st, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    time to break it open!

  323. whoever May 31st, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Gardner is 3 for 3 and drove in the go ahead run with 2 outs.

    Now he’s over aggressive, yesterday he should run Brett run.

    Yea, Gardner is definitely the major problem with the team right now.

  324. Sacfly May 31st, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    TEX TIME

  325. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    to the outfield somewhere Tex.

  326. G-C May 31st, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Granderson looked really good there. Kept his hands inside the ball, didn’t bail out with his front shoulder.

    He’s had some very impressive at bats against lefties this series. Certainly an encouraging sign.

  327. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Look a Jeter’s booty rumble in slow motion

  328. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    It’s getting closer to tony sipp time.

  329. cs in la May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    tightness in jeters hammy

  330. g May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    let’s go ARod! Walk/single to earn that $30 Million!

  331. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Standing passively on 1st and 2nd leads to 2nd and 3rd :(

    Not winning baseball

  332. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Arod has a pretty good track record when Tex is walked in front of him to load the bases if I remember correctly.

  333. IK May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    If we had a real SU man, Andy gets to take a breather and get to leave after 7. Now he has to throw the 8th because Joba sucks.

    So much for resting our pitchers this year after all the high IP last year with an eye on keeping them fresh for the postseason this year…. there might not be a postseason unless they keep going 8 innings every time out…

  334. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    See, this is where people who don’t actually read what I’m saying may try to mock me without realizing my point.

    That wasn’t a spot where Gardner needed to stay put because they were ahead in the game. Gardner represented an important tack on run, and if you steal that base you may be able to score without an out. If you are thrown out it is not terrible because you are ahead.

    In the case of a game like Saturday’s, I recommended a hit and run instead of a straight steal. If Gardner gets thrown out in that spot when you are trailing, it is a bad play, so in that spot you need Jeter to make contact as well. When you are down many runs you don’t want to run into outs on the bases without having something else in the back pocket like the hit and run, but in that spot you may want to try to manufacture something to open it up a bit.

  335. cs in la May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    how serious is that?

  336. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    *without a hit

  337. Sacfly May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    A Bomb from A Rod

  338. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Intentionally walk Tex. Bring in another righty. A-Rod hurts them. Pettitte gets a 1-2-3 8th, Mo in for the save[ unless A-Rod goes yard]! The Yankees win!!!

  339. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Are you kidding? Jeter has a hammy injury? :mad:

  340. "Who Will Get Injured Today?" May 31st, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Hamstring? So Jeter out for at least one month?

  341. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    The stolen base is more valuable when you’re behind, so suggesting Gardner not straight steal in that situation is diminishing his value.

  342. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I enjoyed it, Carl.

  343. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Perez the righty has really good stuff

  344. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Not a pulled hamstring, tightness from where he got plunked…hopefully.

  345. CB May 31st, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    “But… but old school!! tradition!! stealing ALL THE TIME !!”

    The value of stolen bases is context dependent but in general “new school tradition” indicates that if the probability of stealing successfully is over 69-72% then there’s a net benefit.

    I can think of very, very few pitcher-catcher combinations for which Gardner would have less than a 75% probability of success. I can think of very few for which he’d be under 80%, especially with Yadier Molina in the other league. This is particularly true if Gardner is up in front of Jeter rather than Tex and Alex.

    The overwhelming majority of times when Gardner is at 1b it would be in the yankees net benefit for him to attempt to steal 2b. That’s what the data would indicate.

  346. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Matt, just cork it alright

  347. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    he’s all over the place

  348. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Jerkface attempting to steal was the right move in both cases. But keep beating that dead horse you’re real good at that.

  349. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    A-Rod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  350. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  351. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  352. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    blake, you called it :)

  353. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Blake, I hope that’s all it is. This rash of injuries is beyond frustrating. I would have been fine taking him out immediately after he got hit.

  354. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    GraND slAM A-ROD

  355. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    GraND slAM A-ROD

  356. whoever May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Agree that Gardner needs to work on his reads for base stealing.

    The Indians’ catcher deserves the credit for two very good throws to second.

  357. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Nice!!! I thought Crowe was going to catch that. I guess the Indians don’t know the Arod numbers when Tex is walked.

  358. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    what a swing….looks like teams would stop walking Tex to get to him.

  359. cs in la May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  360. CB May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    “Arod has a pretty good track record when Tex is walked in front of him to load the bases if I remember correctly.”

    Yes he does. That might be the last intentional walk Tex gets this season.

  361. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

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

    ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Paul O’Neill said he was about to hit one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BANG BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So much for lack of power Bret the Hitman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CURTAIN CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  362. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Alex!!!!! Why, oh, why do opposing teams continue to do this? Alex is in another league from Tex as a hitter………DP situation or not

  363. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Whenever you intentionally walk guys in front of good hitters it always seems that they get a big hit. Seems like it really makes them focus and want to prove the opposing manager wrong, and A-Rod got a predictable pitch in a predictable count and hit it hard.

  364. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Joe,

    :)

  365. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Intentionally walk Tex. Bring in another righty. A-Rod hurts them. Pettitte gets a 1-2-3 8th, Mo in for the save[ unless A-Rod goes yard]! The Yankees win!!!
    ——————————————————————-

    Darn it- now we’ll se Joba in the 9th!!!!! LOL

  366. cs in la May 31st, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    CAN JOBA HOLD THIS?

  367. rconn23 May 31st, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    So much for the homerless streak. He’s still one of the top 5 players in baseball, folks.

  368. Terry from NH May 31st, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    are you kidding me? Again.. Arod may not have big HR totals, but he has the RBI’s and that couldn’t be any more clutch!

  369. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Walk Tex, I kill you!

  370. Mariner 3 May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Too bad we lost Jeter. That just puts a damper on the potential win.

  371. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    The overwhelming majority of times when Gardner is at 1b it would be in the yankees net benefit for him to attempt to steal 2b. That’s what the data would indicate.

    The data you’re looking at is Gardner stealing when he is comfortable and confident going. You can’t extrapolate that to stealing EVERY time. Gardner is admittedly not as good at reading pitchers yet and really understanding how to steal.

    According to Girardi he has the greenlight, so when he has stolen this year it has been in situations where he is comfortable.

    If you ask him to steal all the time, perhaps he isn’t successful that often. Its like a pitching swinging at 3-0. Maybe in a 3-0 count he hits .400, but he only SWUNG at 6 out of 30 pitches.

  372. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Back to back!

  373. cs in la May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  374. JM May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, just came in from the beach to see Arod’s at-bat. Does this mean his power is back?? LOL

  375. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    C YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Back to Back, and a Belly to Belly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  376. Sacfly May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Told you

  377. MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    that Arod sure is on the decline.

  378. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Any more complaining here today ?

  379. CB May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    It’s interesting to think back to all of those years when so many yankee fans beat on Alex for being “unclutch” and “not hungry” and “not a winner.”

    And the same for the relentless criticism of Cano!!

  380. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    FINALLY! SOME OFFENSE!

    Gotta love those back-to-back shots.

  381. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I mean, I understand the reasoning. With 1 out it sets up the double play to load the bases…but the history behind the move in this particular case isn’t good…

  382. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Jerkface, I don’t think everyone gets what you’re doing.

  383. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Way to keep your hitting streak alive!!!

  384. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Cano!!!

  385. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Go Cano!!! He wanted to take some attention away from Arod

  386. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    i hope Joe keeps andy in there.

  387. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    bad day for ESPN

  388. sunny615 May 31st, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    thank you arod (and cano)!!

  389. MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Andy is at what, 90 pitches through 7? Why in the world would he come out of the game unless the Yankees tack on a few more runs. Girardi would need restraints to keep him in the dugout right now.

  390. g May 31st, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    win it for the captain!

  391. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    The last few games Alex just looks to have simplified everything, he’s clearly thinking straight back through the box and he’s been hitting it hard…just so happened to get the lift on that one.

  392. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Blake, I just don’t really think the reasoning works with Tex/Alex…………

  393. Jacob X May 31st, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    cs,

    Nope.

    Joba blew 4 and 5 run leads in a 10 day span… a 6 run lead for him to blow is not out of the realm of possibility.

  394. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    See, this is where people who don’t actually read what I’m saying may try to mock me without realizing my point.

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

    People mock you because you are so mockable. You earn it the easy way.

  395. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    1st time i had a double post. usually it says i already posted something before

  396. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Jerkface attempting to steal was the right move in both cases. But keep beating that dead horse you’re real good at that.

    I like the yankees attempting to steal with Gardner. I think the stolen base is very important for the yankees offense to be unstoppable because it adds a whole other dimension.

    But it rankles me when Randy et al were complaining about Gardner not attempting enough steals, when he didn’t have that many opportunities and just attempting steals is no guarantee of success.

  397. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Perez had only allowed 1 HR this year in about 17 innings going into this game. He’s been tough this year other than having too high a walk total, so it’s not like they beat up on a scrub reliever here.

  398. g May 31st, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    57′ Yank May 31st, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Any more complaining here today ?

    ++++

    Jeter is out (who knows for how long).

  399. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    MG, I agree – no WAY I’m taking out Andy. Not only does he have a low pitch count but I’m sorry – I don’t trust the pen to hold this lead.

  400. Rick May 31st, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    A sweet fluid swing by Alex for his grand salami. Much the same for Robby.

  401. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    i guess not.

  402. g May 31st, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    So what are the chances of us winning with a 6 run lead? 50%?

  403. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    And there is Michael Kay once again, saying their pitcher is going to end up with the Loss for today.

    Trying to jinx us again!!! UGH!!! **** Kay

  404. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    7th inning lightning again!

  405. Cycle May 31st, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    This is the problem with Tex… one good game, followed by one dud game.

    A great game yesterday, hitless today. When it looks like he is about to break out of it, he has a game like this.

    Very frustrating… might not be his year.

  406. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    “g May 31st, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    let’s go ARod! Walk/single to earn that $30 Million!”

    Don’t YOU feel silly, now? hahaha

  407. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Great swing and nice baserunning by Swish to get to second.

  408. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Jerkface, I don’t think everyone gets what you’re doing.

    A genius, misunderstood in my own time. Or a jerkface.

  409. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Swish!

  410. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Phils scored some runs today !

  411. rconn23 May 31st, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    What an at bat by Swisher. Somebody I think could make his first All-Star team this year.

  412. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' May 31st, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Wow. Duncan is terrible in the outfield.

    Duncan would be a good DH if he didn’t uppercut his swing so much. Duncan hits nothing but pop ups in the infield. It’s a shame. He has potential. But at this point it’s a crapshoot because of his age.

  413. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    # Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    MG, I agree – no WAY I’m taking out Andy. Not only does he have a low pitch count but I’m sorry – I don’t trust the pen to hold this lead.
    ===========================
    How about Mo for 2?

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

    Shouldn’t YES make the grand slam the Coors Light Cold Hard Blast?

    Does Coors have to pony up some more $$$ to revisit that?

  415. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Maybe the yankees should sign Carl Crawford as a player/stolen base coach?

  416. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    1. I think Kevin Long has done wonders for Alex’ approach at bat. The data speaks for itself past year and a half.

    2. I have to think Jeter’s injury is not that bad. If it were, I would think he’d have been back in the clubhouse getting treatment from the trainer, and not standing on the dugout steps chatting with Posada a moment ago.

  417. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    They IBB Tex to load ‘em, and Alex makes ‘em pay.
    Repeat as necessary.

    I have Chris Perez on my fantasy bb team.
    I sat him for this weekend.
    Go Yanks!

  418. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    “But it rankles me when Randy et al were complaining about Gardner not attempting enough steals, when he didn’t have that many opportunities and just attempting steals is no guarantee of success.”

    So you waited for the oppurtunity to pounce. Which is what “rankles” me. You could have used the moment to fortify your point, but instead that whip came out and that poor horse got it again.

  419. Dracula May 31st, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    If you take Andy out of this game… we will need to use MO for 4 outs. No way does this pen through a scoreless 8th…

    Do not take out the starter under any circumstances unless it is to hand the ball to MO in the 9th…

  420. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Mick, definitely not, lol………

  421. MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    mick, how about Mo for 0, they have a 6 run lead that might get even larger pretty soon…

  422. JrH May 31st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I think that 3:28 post was the fake idiot Matt and not the real idiot Matt. It was too concise.

  423. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Joe, good point about Jeter..

  424. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    You could have used the moment to fortify your point, but instead that whip came out and that poor horse got it again.

    I’m not a good enough person to not pounce with a chance to annoy Randy.

  425. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Black, except for the rocket he hit to left field yesterday, the majority of his hits are going to right center and center over the last 2 weeks. They’ll get tired of that and when they start pitching inside, the balls will start flying out to left.

  426. Long time fan May 31st, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Let’s see, was A-Rod hitless yesterday ?

  427. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Chan Ho Park?

  428. Michelle May 31st, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Hopefully Park can get people out with a 6 run lead.

  429. Sal May 31st, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Joe better not choose Buchholz to start the ASG, even if he does have the lowest ERA or highest win total in the league by then.

  430. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    A-rod’s focus after Tex gets IBB’d is awesome to behold. I wish he could maintain that for every at bat, but the concentration it likely takes to completely destroy a pitch would probably kill him.

  431. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    mick, how about Mo for 0, they have a 6 run lead that might get even larger pretty soon
    ==============================================
    only kidding MG, don’t take me seriously….oh wait, that was really my imposter.

  432. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Nick in SF….I see what Face is up to, I’m just trying to avoid the promotional value of it……Tin Cup is too smart

  433. EC May 31st, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Joba is the only one who can’t hold big leads… I think veterans like Park, Mitre, and Gaudin know how to get 3 outs without giving up 6 runs… Joba apparently doesn’t.

  434. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    That’s it for Andy, he aint coming out.

  435. rconn23 May 31st, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Let’s not jump off the cliff yet about Jeter’s injury. My guess is it’s not that bad. Probably a day-to-day thing.

  436. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Nice job, Frankie

    Andy has been sitting for a long time…but it’s sad that even with a 7 run lead, I don’t trust the pen.

  437. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    The same “affliction” that the Yankee bullpen caught, must have inoculated the Indians bullpen.

  438. CB May 31st, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    “The data you’re looking at is Gardner stealing when he is comfortable and confident going. You can’t extrapolate that to stealing EVERY time. Gardner is admittedly not as good at reading pitchers yet and really understanding how to steal.”

    I understand the issues of external validity and data.

    I never said “everytime.” I said the overwhelming majority of times.

    I don’t want to get in the middle of what ever petty argument you are having, but I think there’s sufficient evidence to suggest that while Gardner’s stolen base success rate is not going to be sustained at 95%+ there’s good reason to believe that in the majority of contexts his probability for success will be at least 70%+. In fact, it’s very likely that Gardner’s probability for stealing successfully in most context is likely to be at least 80%+.

    That’s what I’m saying.

    And to try to suggest that Gardner attempting to steal in this game was the wrong call is a straw man.

    The baseline success rate against Marson is already 66%. That’s for all comers. That’s not for guys with Gardner’s speed.

    Gardner has at least a 5% higher probability of success against Marson than the average basestealer. In fact, Gardner’s probability would be much higher than 5% at the margins against Marson.

    Running in that situation is the right decision. Gardner still needs to improve his base stealing skills such as reading moves but him going in most situations is going to increase the yankees chances of scoring.

  439. MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Andy’s been sitting almost 45 minutes, it doesn’t make sense to have him come out for the 8th.

  440. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Hasn’t Andy been on the bench since the moment of silence at 3 o’clock?

  441. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Running in that situation is the right decision. Gardner still needs to improve his base stealing skills such as reading moves but him going in most situations is going to increase the yankees chances of scoring.

    Agreed, but I’m glad you wrote a thesis on my trolling.

  442. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    “I’m not a good enough person to not pounce with a chance to annoy Randy.”

    Refreshingly honest. I’ll take it

  443. MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    mick, how about Mo for 0, they have a 6 run lead that might get even larger pretty soon
    ==============================================
    only kidding MG, don’t take me seriously….oh wait, that was really my imposter.
    ————————————————-
    No problem, mick, that was my imposter also :)

  444. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    BG looks like hes hurting

  445. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Nice job by Frankie to get in the extra run.

    Michael Kay doing it again. He mentioned how many games over .500 the Yankees would be with a win in Game 2 of the most recent Red Sox series, and in Game 2 of this Indians’ series.

    And he did the “Masterson will get the loss” in the 7th inning yesterday.

    Just trying to jinx them. Every time he tries to jinx them, I will post it to negate his jinxes!

  446. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Also just for thought:

    2009 Best caught stealing percentages: Lou Marson (.476), Ryan Hanigan (.429), Gerald Laird (.416), Yadier Molina (.407), Koyie Hill (.400), Eli Whiteside (.394), Ramon Hernandez (.353), Ivan Rodriguez (.349), Rod Barajas (.338).

  447. MG May 31st, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Betsy, there is no point in worrying whether the Yankees can hold this lead, if they can’t the season’s over, period.

  448. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I say CHOP.

  449. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    MG, that’s very true, lol. Therefore, I’m going to assume they’re going to hold it……..the power of positive thinking!

  450. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Betsy, your vaca did you wonders.

  451. CB May 31st, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    “Agreed, but I’m glad you wrote a thesis on my trolling.”

    You’re the one who takes exception to people making vacuous statements on the blog…

  452. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    either that or you are back on the meds.

  453. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I wonder if Andy will come out? He has been on the bench for 40 minutes, thats practically a rain delay. If he does come back out, how will he pitch? He has a good shot at going 9

  454. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    maybe it was your dip in the Lake.

  455. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Guess it was too long a lay off.

  456. rconn23 May 31st, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Everyone offensively is in a pretty good groove offensively other than Tex.

    Cano and Swisher and just out of their minds. Alex is still getting on base and hitting for average, and now the power should come back around. Jeter is back over .300 and getting on base again, Garnder is over .300. Even Cervelli is hitting well.

    And yet, Tex just can’t get it going for a two or three game spate.

    It really just defies logic.

  457. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I think Betsy has a valid concern, especially in light of Saturday’s debacle.
    But, it would be indicative of continued BP woes.
    Bullpens have a way of straightening out over the course of a season.
    If they don’t, the scenario becomes as MG put it: Season Over.
    I feel positive :-)

  458. Terry from NH May 31st, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    If not Andy, then who? Robertson?..Joba? or Marte?

  459. CB May 31st, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Andy’s already had the problem with the inflammation in his elbow. If they can save him pitches in a game they need to.

  460. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Mick, I’m the same wonderful person I always have been, lol. I will continue to worry and fret, believe me – I’m just going to try and not do so so often.

    I’m on medication, lol, but just for my allergies………unless they were spiked with something.

    Nice to see Park throwing strikes.

  461. Larry Gary May 31st, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    either that or you are back on the meds.

    ^^^

    No need for personal attacks on the blog.

  462. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I say if an imposter is doing a good job then why complain?
    He saves you the time and energy of posting and sometimes does a better job at you than you do.

  463. m May 31st, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    mocking you? we were mocking your impersonator.

    Didn’t we have this conversation before? Deja vu.

  464. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    No need for personal attacks on the blog.
    ==============================
    Mind your own biz.
    Betsy and I are friends.

  465. whoever May 31st, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    “2009 Best caught stealing percentages: Lou Marson (.476), ”

    Wow, he’s a good one!

    Definitely think Gardner needs a day off (or two) He’s been going full speed without a break for about 6 weeks straight. He is very active and seems to be a bit run down.

  466. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    We could put Phil in the pen – that would work.

  467. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 31st, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Here’s a fun game:

    We know Jeter and Cano are virtual locks for the All-Star game, and it’s looking Tex might get in by name. I have a feeling A-Rod will be selected as a reserve.

    But how many of our pitchers go to the All-Star game? At this point, I have 4: Andy, AJ, Hughes, and Mo. That’s insane.

  468. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I keep looking for Cusak, Sheen, & Lolita from Eight Men Out in those Yankee uni’s today

  469. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I had Korean food last night.

    Vacuous but relevant.

    Okay, not so relevant.

  470. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    “Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    We could put Phil in the pen – that would work.”

    Of course, we’d have to get Roy Oswalt to cover for him, in the rotation ;-)

  471. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Imagine how funny that would be, someone should call Phil in the pen and tell him to get up, hilarious.

  472. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Nice outing by CHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  473. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    17 Indians in a row. Wonder if it’s getaway day for them?

  474. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I’m wicked psyched to be heah…..

  475. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Hey, Donnie – reckon any chance Swish or Gardy go as reserves [to the ASG]?

  476. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Swisher is hitting .319, this is the latest in a season he has hit over .310. He has 2 seasons where we was around .290 in june, but that always dropped down to .250/.260 after.

    I’m curious if K-long’s changed approach with him will allow him to maintain this. He obviously has the skills to be a good contact hitter with power.

  477. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I keep looking for Cusak, Sheen, & Lolita
    ===========================
    Don’t you mean Liotta?

  478. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I had Korean food last night.

    Vacuous but relevant.

    Okay, not so relevant.

    Vacuous, but delicious.

  479. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    “Okay, not so relevant.”

    Chop is pitching.

  480. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Jerk, I think so. Swish has to maintain….
    if not, KLong can get him back in shape, I think.

  481. EC May 31st, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    How many guys does Girardi actually get to choose for the ASG? Does he get to choose all the reserves or only 3 or 4 reserves?

  482. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I think finally 2010 is the year LAA won’t make the postseason.
    I have waited for this for too long.

  483. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Donnie – it’s way too early, but this subject, came up on another board. If Phil continues to pitch well, (a) will Joe select him to the ASG and (b) will he pitch? I understand that the AS break can be used as a time to rest Phil, but I’d like to think he’d get at least one inning in, esp. as it would be in his hometown.

    I would love to see AJ go to an All-Star game – he’s never been, I don’t think. I don’t think he’d get chosen, though. I would kill to see Andy go.

  484. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Chuck, I was thinking Joba, lol.

    I shouldn’t even joke about such a thing………both about Phil or Joba :)

  485. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Donnie – it’s way too early, but this subject, came up on another board. If Phil continues to pitch well, (a) will Joe select him to the ASG and (b) will he pitch? I understand that the AS break can be used as a time to rest Phil, but I’d like to think he’d get at least one inning in, esp. as it would be in his hometown.

    Yes, and Yes. the ASB is Hughes pitching 1 inning, maybe, in a game. I would think of it like a bullpen to keep him fresh over the delay.

  486. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 31st, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Chuck58,

    Swish, I’d say yes, depending on how the rest of the team fills out. I’d wager he has a very good chance.

    Gardner…probably not. He’s been scuffling as of late, and dropped below .300 today. He’s having a GOOD season, but not an all-star one.

  487. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Would love to see A-Rod go deep again

  488. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    A-Rod again?

  489. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Mick you got me…Yeah, it should have been Ray ……Lolita is always in the back of my mind I suppose

  490. 86w183 May 31st, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Before the game I wrote how important it is for Alex to get his long ball stroke back.

    Got me thinking, maybe I should write that before every game?

    Pettite was superb after the first few innings. Just keep winning series and everything else will take care of itself

  491. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Carl. you ask, and you shall receive.

  492. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Those aren’t strikes wth!

  493. Jake May 31st, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Girardi better not try and be objective and take players from other teams… the players he is allowed to choose better be ALL Yankees.

    I don’t care if someone awesome like Miguel Cabrera or Ichiro is left out.

    Only Yankees.

  494. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Jerkface, that would be great; I hope gets the chance to go…………lots of time left before then, though.

  495. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Betsy… Joba in the rotation. I need a drink! haha!

    Donnie, prolly so, although if Gardy picks it back up over .300, with his speed, maybe Joey G. would bring him along [wishful thinking!]

  496. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    atta boy Alex!

  497. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Or not. But I’ll take it.

  498. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    # Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Mick you got me…Yeah, it should have been Ray ……Lolita is always in the back of my mind I suppose
    ======================
    I figured that Pat but Lolita was great in Goodfellas.

  499. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Alex!! Wow, 6 RBIs?

  500. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    GO Alex!!!!

  501. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    It was really great. I got yukejang, my favorite, and also that spicy octopus/veggie dish.

    I figured it would mean good things for Chan Ho today.

    How he was able to pitch successfully as the threat of war hovers over the Korean peninsula is beyond me, though. He must be some kind of robot.

  502. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 31st, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Be back in a bit – need an ice cream fix

  503. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Pat M…. Lolita…. Stevie Nicks…. Hmmmm.
    hahaha!

  504. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Carl, lol. They werent strikes, but I wont complain up 7 runs with 1 pitching inning remaining. :lol:

  505. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    CB,

    please write 3 paragraphs on why that swing by alex on that ball was something good. How did he hit that.

  506. blake May 31st, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Just go ahead and have a day Alex

  507. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Betsy, still want to go with Mo in the 9th?

  508. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    # CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Carl, lol. They werent strikes, but I wont complain up 7 runs with 1 pitching inning remaining. :lol:

    I want to see my boy go deep lol

    atta boy Robbie!

  509. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    this Indians team is a mess

  510. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 31st, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Betsy,

    Hey, once the voting starts, the discussion starts! ;)

    We have a month and a half, and a lot of things could happen, true. But you’d think a collapse so massive wouldn’t be likely. Of those 3, I’d say AJ is “on the bubble”, only because he’s had a couple bad outings, and “Bad AJ” can show up for a couple starts at any given moment. But I think (and hope) that Andy and Phil are what they are at this point.

  511. CB May 31st, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    8-1 game and Alex is still grinding out at bats. He will not swing at the pitcher’s pitch – even when the ump is trying to get home to the holiday barbecue as early as possible.

    What a swing he has. When he’s going to center to right center it’s just a perfect swing.

    I don’t know if I’ve seen a power hitter who has less need to pull the ball than Alex.

    Alex and Cano batting back to back – hard to find a pair of hitters one after another with swings that great.

  512. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Why exactly is Kay yelling “11-1.” There’s no need to be yelling any longer.

  513. Rishi May 31st, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Robbie wants that RBI lead back now :)

  514. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Talk about explosiveness, I think we have it.

  515. Matt May 31st, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    # Jake May 31st, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Girardi better not try and be objective and take players from other teams… the players he is allowed to choose better be ALL Yankees.

    I don’t care if someone awesome like Miguel Cabrera or Ichiro is left out.

    Only yankees

    ++++++++++++
    You are a nut !

  516. CR9 May 31st, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    “The last day of May, and Swisher is not thrilled with that” Michael Kay, ladies and gentlemen. Michael Kay!

  517. mick May 31st, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Kay met somebody important in May?
    Who May that be?

  518. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    “Robbie wants that RBI lead back now ”

    Haha. I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if they rib each other about it?

  519. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I want Girardi to take the best All Star Team possible, because it means home field advantage.

    Luckily, there is alot to be excited about, there are 10 AL batters hitting better than the current NL batting average champ.

  520. Donnie - Will Meet Drew Carrey Under the O'Neill Banner May 31st, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Chuck58,

    As nice as it would be to have almost all our guys go, other teams DO have to have representatives, haha…And since each team HAS to send someone, you gotta figure that most of those spots are gonna go to outfielders and pitchers. Borderline guys aren’t gonna go, and strategy goes out the window. It’s all about the numbers, and sadly, not picking guys for roles on the team.

  521. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Kay met somebody important in May?
    Who May that be?

    WHO BUT, Kim Jones

  522. Rick May 31st, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    PLEEEEEEEZE Joe Girardi. No Joba in the 9th.

  523. mick May 31st, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    aforementioned or not?

  524. MaineYankee May 31st, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    “I don?t know if I?ve seen a power hitter who has less need to pull the ball than Alex.”

    —————————————————————————————-

    I think Manny is in that class.

  525. mick May 31st, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Is taht true, lets give em something to talk about, dont see that working out.

  526. Rishi May 31st, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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    4 minutes ago via Chromed Bird

  527. CB May 31st, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Jerk-

    Instead I’ll just make an empty, vacuous statement about it and then to try to cover up my straw man argument and ignorance I’ll resort to common snark because that’s so original on the internet.

    And then when other make factually inaccurate posts that I take exception with I’ll continue that barrage of snark for days on end until it’s way past the point of being even semi-interesting.

    That would be much more interesting than actually talking about baseball in a substantive way.

  528. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Donnie, I know. I guess I pull for Gardy because he reminds me of me 30 years ago
    [well, except for the hair. We wore it shoulder length back in the day, a la Timmy L.]
    Hope Swish gets to go, though.

  529. mick May 31st, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    He used “aforementioned” to impress his buddy O’Neill.

  530. Tarheelyank May 31st, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    “PLEEEEEEEZE Joe Girardi. No Joba in the 9th.”

    Nah. Get back on the bicycle.

  531. blake May 31st, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Arod and Robbie both locked in at the same time would be scary for the AL…maybe that’s what we are going to see for the next couple weeks. We can hope.

  532. whoever May 31st, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Getting Granderson back definitely strengths and lengthens the lineup. Get Jorge back in a week or so and we should go on a good run.

  533. rconn23 May 31st, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    CB,

    What about Ryan Howard? Howard is not remotely in A Rod’s class as an all around hitter, but I’m always amazed at how many of Howard’s home runs are opposite field bombs.

  534. mick May 31st, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Those caps look pretty bad when you are losing.

  535. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Israel attacks a Turkey ship in International water? Jews, what do u expect from them?

  536. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    The game is still about pitching, especially starters. But the way the game is “specialized” today, ya’ better have good relievers.

  537. mick May 31st, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    # Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Israel attacks a Turkey ship in International water? Jews, what do u expect from them?
    =========================
    Kidding, right?

  538. Jake May 31st, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Why is Park wearing long sleeves when it is 85 degrees?

  539. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    # Jake May 31st, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Why is Park wearing long sleeves when it is 85 degrees?

    Hes so cold man.

  540. CB May 31st, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    rconn-

    That might be the case with Howard. I wasn’t even making the statement as much in terms of pure numbers as approach.

    Howard hits a lot of home runs and does have very good power to all fields. But his bread and butter is still pulling the ball.

    But with Alex he’s actually at his best hitting for power when hitting to all fields. When he gets too pull oriented his swing gets long.

    His swing just becomes so natural and balanced when he’s going straight back up the middle. That happens with other hitters as well, but Alex just has such great raw power to centerfield that he can drive it over the wall regardless of where he’s playing.

    In a certain way I think Alex has better power to CF than LF due to approach. I don’t think that’s the case with Howard.

  541. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Having to take a player from each team is dumb, but here is what I would do:

    Mariners – Ichiro, Cliff Lee
    Oakland – Anderson or Bailey
    Texas – Vlad , Nelson Cruz, CJ Wilson (maybe!)
    LAA – Weaver I guess, or an outfielder if you need him.

    Min – Mauer, Morneau
    DET – Cabrera
    CHW – Thornton?
    CLE – Talbot?
    KCR – Greinke or Butler

    Balt – Markakis
    Tampa – Whomever is being voted in, David Price or Matt Garza
    Toronto – Bautista / Wells / Ricky Romero
    New York – Hughes , Pettitte, Mo
    Boston – Lester probably.

  542. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I love Curtis in the 2 hole

  543. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Small victory? Shut up Michael Kay.

  544. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    # Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I love Curtis in the 2 hole

    Same!

  545. Frontier May 31st, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Andy has been to plenty of All-Star games and would much rather spent 4 days hunting in Texas with his wife.

    Burnett has never been an All-Star and would love the opportunity. Give it to him over Andy.

  546. CB May 31st, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Pat M-

    I agree with you on Curtis hitting 2 now that Johnson is out. I think he’ll get a lot of fastball’s to hit and he has tremendous bat speed.

    It also may help him with LH hitters as they may need to cut down on the breaking balls away.

  547. Go BP Oil Spill (Red Sox Fan) May 31st, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Toronto vs. Tampa Bay tonight.

    Fun, fun, fun!

  548. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    You need to grab that Swish! I want to turn this off!

  549. Rishi May 31st, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    just end this already – CHoP making this much more interesting than it needs to be

  550. Mike May 31st, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Doesn’t Girardi only get to choose like 3 or 4 players and the coaches choose the rest of the reserves?

    There is also a fan vote for the final all-star.

  551. JM May 31st, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    kay was dating jodi applegate, who works at news 12 long island and used to host good day new york. i thought he was still with her. not that it really makes much difference or that anyone really cares. lol.

  552. Yanks 21 May 31st, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I want go out outside and have my margarita!

    Get the final out, damnit.

  553. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    If Andy has clearly better numbers than AJ, you have to take him. Or take ‘em both.

    But an All Star appearance at this stage in his career would be yet another feather in his cap and would (superficially) bolster his eventual HoF bid.

  554. mick May 31st, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Why is the last out so hard to get?

  555. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    oh damn, Chan ho disappoints me.

  556. n May 31st, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Carl May 31st, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    # Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I love Curtis in the 2 hole

    Same!

    ===================

    Sounds so dirty and inappropriate on this blog.

  557. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    # Rishi May 31st, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    just end this already – CHoP making this much more interesting than it needs to be

    I’m sure the man is tired. 40 pitches. 85 degree weather. Sweater on.

  558. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Chan Ho’s struggles are becoming a little unsettling

  559. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t know, I might put my trust on wrong person.
    Chan Ho had been terrific with Phillies for 2 seasons, include posteasons.

  560. blake May 31st, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Pat M,
    You were calling for Granderson in the 2 hole from the start.

    Howard has great oppo power but his swing is totally different than Arods…Alex gets that ridiculos backspin when he stays in tj middle or right side of the field.

  561. Jason22 May 31st, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Hi everyone good victory today, please no one get on Park, this once again is on Joe using him more than one inning for no reason.

    Enjoy the rest of your Monday’s everyone.

    Lets go Yankees….

  562. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Well, guys, that’s it for me. I’m off to a bbq for the evening.

    Have a good one guys. The Yankees Win!

  563. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Well, guys, that’s it for me. I’m off to a bbq for the evening.

    Have a good one guys. The Yankees Win!

  564. Carl May 31st, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Ballgame!

  565. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I thought I ate enough last night to cover 2 innings for Chan Ho.

    Whew.

  566. Rishi May 31st, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    and now we are finally done :)

  567. JJ May 31st, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    It’s Park’s own fault for wearing a sweater in 85 degree heat.

  568. Jerkface May 31st, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Cano dogging it on the high fives, he was just going through the motions, wasn’t actually hand slapping.

  569. Chuck58 May 31st, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    3 of 4. Excellent! :-) Keep that momentum going, guys.
    Nice work by A.P. for the richly deserved win. Parky had
    me a lilttle worried, though…..

    Who thinks Andy’s gettin’ 20 this year?

  570. igotid88 May 31st, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    JM May 31st, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    kay was dating jodi applegate, who works at news 12 long island and used to host good day new york. i thought he was still with her. not that it really makes much difference or that anyone really cares. lol.
    ——————————

    I like her. I remember he asked her out on his show.

  571. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    nice easy win!

    2 series against BAL, I hope they can go 5-1, or at least 4-2.
    9 games vs NL teams, 6-3 is acceptable, 5-4 is OK.

  572. Pat M. May 31st, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I’m heading down the hill to watch a womens surfing event…….Ah, forever young !!!

  573. mick May 31st, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    # Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    nice easy win!

    2 series against BAL, I hope they can go 5-1, or at least 4-2.
    9 games vs NL teams, 6-3 is acceptable, 5-4 is OK.
    ====================================
    I assume that was your imposter about 5 minutes ago.

  574. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    # Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Israel attacks a Turkey ship in International water? Jews, what do u expect from them?

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

    Read the whole story before condemning

  575. Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    mick, that’s real me. :)

  576. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I’m not concerned about Park’s last couple of batters. He shouldn’t have been out there for 44 pitches in 2 innings anyway.

  577. Fred May 31st, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Should have been a sweep

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

    Is that a…win streak?

    Need to aim for the next plateau 15 games over .500.

    Good game all around. Please let Jeter’s hamstring not be too serious. :(

  579. mick May 31st, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    mick, that’s real me. :)
    ==================why the smile, you proud of yourself?

  580. Nick in SF May 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Pat M, splendor on the sand???

    Lincecum vs. Jimenez in SF.

  581. Abe Peterham May 31st, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Pat m!
    Very nice ! Surfs up!

  582. Rishi May 31st, 2010 at 4:26 pm

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  583. SJ44 May 31st, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Top with the should have been a sweep nonsense. Grow up.

    You take 3 of 4 in a 4 game series everytime.

    They won their last two series and Posada may be back tomorrow.

    Be happy for once. It will be our secret.

    You can go back to whining when the lineup is posted tomorrow.

  584. CB May 31st, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Nick-

    Buster is finally set free! And I can’t believe he’s playing 1b.

    You take the good, you take the bad…. The Facts of Sabean.

  585. 57' Yank May 31st, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    # Joba Tips his Cap May 31st, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t know, I might put my trust on wrong person.
    Chan Ho had been terrific with Phillies for 2 seasons, include posteasons.

    ——————————————————————————————————————

    But it’s not the A.L. Yanks have had little success with P’s coming from N.L.

    I would even be afraid of Oswalt. ( but, would chance it )

  586. vob May 31st, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Kay is annoying but awesome job Andy and team

  587. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 May 31st, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    A few thoughts:

    -Andy finished with 90 pitches, and earned win 7. He’s 7-1 the first Yankee to do so, whoop whoop!

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

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

    -The fact that Joe said yesterday to Chad that he would use Joba, and skipped him all together, the last 2 days in a row, speaks volumes. I read a few days ago on the internet, that the front office wasn’t pleased with his thinking he’s too comfortable in his status on the team.

    -Revenge is a dish , as the saying goes, best served cold !!

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

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