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A good way to end it

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 03, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Orioles Yankees BaseballAfter a walk and hit batter, Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth inning tonight, getting his 12th save and touching 95 mph in the process.

“Speed doesn’t define whether you’re going to do good or bad,” Rivera said. “Speed is just speed. The most important thing is hitting your location. If you hit your location, if you do what you’re supposed to do, everything will be fine. I don’t look for velocity. I look for spots. If I hit my spot, it doesn’t matter if it’s 90 or 89.”

Rivera said he wasn’t aggressive enough against the first two batters, but when he had two on with no outs, “It got to a different level,” he said.

Joe Girardi remembered the last time he saw Rivera hitting that kind of velocity, and he’s actually hoping this time will be different.

“The last time he hit those numbers was the time that he got hurt,” Girardi said. “I hope he feels good tomorrow. It just means he’s feeling good.”

Associated Press photo of Rivera walking off the field with Girardi, with Alex Rodriguez congratulating him with a slap pat on the back.

 
 

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65 Responses to “A good way to end it”

  1. ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    yeah no thanks to 95 if it get him hurt. the 91 cutter works just fine.

  2. steveoh June 3rd, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    steveoh March 16th, 2010 at 11:22 am
    Cano: .357/.391/.550, 33 HR, 50 2B, 133 RBI, MVP

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....nt-1256154

    1/3 of season played (54 games), Cano on pace for .373/.414/.632, 36 HR, 51 2B, 129 RBI, MVP!

    Pretty good prediction so far. :)

  3. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) June 3rd, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Joe on with Mike now…

  4. ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    right now cano has to be atop the mvp race. cabrera is probably up there too (miguel not melky :) )

  5. Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    i really feel like the sox have 120 home games a year.
    ************

    Hang in there.

    The Sox are away in July for 17/26 games. And that includes a west coast trip

  6. ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    but no doubt, somehow Bill Hall will win MVP instead of Cano.

  7. Matthew June 3rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Austin Jackson with another 4 hits today.

    He also has more doubles than Cano.

  8. Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Matthew June 3rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    Austin Jackson with another 4 hits today.

    He also has more doubles than Cano.
    ***********

    But who strikes out more?

  9. MTU (aka GBURL) June 3rd, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Mo did not mention “movement”. With him it’s hitting spots with movement.

    He could hit spots all day and still get hammered w/o the additional movement.

    The Young guys should pay close attention. Very close. ;)

  10. Erin June 3rd, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    right now cano has to be atop the mvp race.

    *****************************
    I agree.

    Cano for MVP!!!! :)

  11. ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    i really feel like the sox have 120 home games a year.
    ************

    Hang in there.

    The Sox are away in July for 17/26 games. And that includes a west coast trip

    __

    Mid August is when the Sox will fall off.
    Toronto has already started.
    Tampa doesnt have the offense to keep it up all year, plus no way their starters keep that pace up.

    We know Hughes and Pettitte will end somewhere lower than they are now, but CC and Javy will be better which evens it out so we can assume this is how we will average out for the rest of the year.

  12. JJ June 3rd, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Sox still have 22 games left in the Western time-zone

    Colorado-San Francisco in June (6)
    Oakland-Seattle-Anaheim in July (10)
    Oakland-Seattle in September (6)

  13. what he said June 3rd, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    crazy game in Houston.

    Christian Guzman (playing right for some reason) dropped the third out, letting the tying run score. Carlos Lee then hit a bomb to win it.

    That’s why you don’t just throw infielders into the outfield.

  14. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) June 3rd, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    People still counting the Sox out, eh?

  15. Nick in SF June 3rd, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    re-post:

    Doris, I cannot confirm, but my recollection is that she said something about how her freference is that nothing tangible — including not commenting here — be at stake, so that’s probably correct.

    Tell you what, if the Yanks are in 1st or 2nd place on July 1st, you can send me a Yankee t-shirt and everyone can comment as much as they want

  16. ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    A-Jax (do the tigers fans call him that?) is great so far, no doubt, but i’m just as happy with a healthy granderson.

  17. Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    JJ June 3rd, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    Sox still have 22 games left in the Western time-zone

    Colorado-San Francisco in June (6)
    Oakland-Seattle-Anaheim in July (10)
    Oakland-Seattle in September (6)
    **********

    The Yankees only have one more trip west. 7 games in July. Which is right before the ASB when most Yankees would fly west anyway for the game in Anaheim

  18. Erin June 3rd, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I love this:

    “You hear Mariano Rivera is warming up and you feel a little dejected.”- Joe Angel O’s radio broadcaster

  19. Joba Tips his Cap June 3rd, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    # ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    i really feel like the sox have 120 home games a year.
    ************

    Hang in there.

    The Sox are away in July for 17/26 games. And that includes a west coast trip

    __

    Mid August is when the Sox will fall off.
    Toronto has already started.
    Tampa doesnt have the offense to keep it up all year, plus no way their starters keep that pace up.

    We know Hughes and Pettitte will end somewhere lower than they are now, but CC and Javy will be better which evens it out so we can assume this is how we will average out for the rest of the year.
    ********************

    good, that’s what I like to hear. :)

  20. ac1 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    no one is counting the sox out now, just counting on the fact that they hit their stride now and this is as good as they can be since it looks like ellsbury and cameron are question marks for the rest of 2010. Beckett will be back but will be be worth much? Lester is dominant, Lackey isnt. Dice K is what he is, and Wakefield sucks. Buchholz is better but still want to see him multiple times against the rays and yankees.

  21. blake June 3rd, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Yanks are only 2 back of Tampa, a full 4 games clear in the wild card and all but 3 hitters in the lineup are above .300.

    life is good

  22. austinmac June 3rd, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    JJ-Not to quibble, but Colorado is in the mountain time zone. I do like that travel for them. I hope ESPN wants all their Sunday games to be on evening TV.

  23. batspeed June 3rd, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Boston’s next 7 games are against the Orioles and Indians. So they get to fatten up just like we did. Then they play Philly at home, who can’t hit a beach ball right now, followed by the awful D’Backs.

    If Boston does collapse, it will probably have to wait till next month.

  24. rconn23 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Well, Betsy the Sox are out today:)

  25. MTU (aka GBURL) June 3rd, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Blake-

    “life is good”

    And it’s going to get better. :)

  26. JINT June 3rd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    That Dodgers series will be fun. The media will overkill the Torre angle, but it will be fun. Two great historic teams that rarely meet.

  27. Nick in SF June 3rd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    “The Yankees only have one more trip west.”

    Not counting the trip to Arizona and Los Angeles in June, you mean?

  28. Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    batspeed June 3rd, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    Boston?s next 7 games are against the Orioles and Indians. So they get to fatten up just like we did. Then they play Philly at home, who can?t hit a beach ball right now, followed by the awful D?Backs.
    **********

    Our next series is Houston (stinky), Philly (which if your logic applies should be fine for the Yanks due to their continuing offensive woes), the Mets, and Arizona (stinky)

  29. Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Nick in SF June 3rd, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    ?The Yankees only have one more trip west.?

    Not counting the trip to Arizona and Los Angeles in June, you mean?
    ***********

    Someone may have looked at her calendar a little too quickly :oops:

  30. tom tresh 15 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    From the last thread

    GreenBeret7 June 3rd, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    tom tresh 15 June 3rd, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    GB7

    I got a chance to see the Riverdogs last weekend. Actually met Rob Lyerly’s Grandmother and Aunt. I know he has a long road behind ARod but he is a local boy that did well

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

    Sounds like a great time, Tommy T. What did you think of Lyerly’s bat? He seems like a good line drive hitter with some power and as a 3rd baseman, he can hit. That team has some bad gloves on it, doesn’t it? The bat I really like, though is Murton’s. He’s a pretty decent first baseman. Not Teixeira like, but, much better Giambi. He can mash a baseball, though. Who was pitching for the Dogs

    ——————————————————————————————————————-
    Murton did impress me somewhat.But with Tex and Arod in NY for about 8 more years Their future may not be in NY. Lyerly did commit 1 error but that happens. He seemed to be a line drive hitter. The pitcher was Jose Ramirez

  31. Nick in SF June 3rd, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    “Which is right before the ASB when most Yankees would fly west anyway for the game in Anaheim”

    I could quibble with that too, depending on your definition of ‘most’. But anyway, does the fact that some Yanks will be in the AS game a week later make the road trip any less arduous?

  32. Joba Tips his Cap June 3rd, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    predication for Yanks’ next 5 series till Subway series is over?

    I go 10-5.

  33. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) June 3rd, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    RConn, and I’m awfully glad of it, lol

  34. Joba Tips his Cap June 3rd, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    they should sweep LAD, that’s really a bad team.

  35. Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Nick in SF June 3rd, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    ?Which is right before the ASB when most Yankees would fly west anyway for the game in Anaheim?

    I could quibble with that too, depending on your definition of ?most?. But anyway, does the fact that some Yanks will be in the AS game a week later make the road trip any less arduous?
    ***************

    I can make the argument Yes.

    Yankees who are “most likely” going to the ASG: Pettitte, Hughes, Rivera, Cano, Jeter, A-Rod, and doubtfully Posada.

    Counting Posada 5 of those 7 guys are either aging or have had health issues this season. The Yankees last series before the ASB is Seattle. Its much better to fly from Seattle to Anaheim to home. Than say, home to Anaheim for two days and then back home

  36. Warning Track Power June 3rd, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    The past several nights I have noticed that Kim Jones is looking mighty fine as she talks to the camera during the game and again soon after a Yankees win.
    I have not seen the game footage today, but last night she had on a very nice “blue” outfit.

  37. Erica in NY June 3rd, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I hate to debate and run, but I really need to leave work.

    I am going to the office softball game tonight..

    Mr Nick in SF, if it really means a lot to you, we can finish this later

  38. Doris From Rego Park June 3rd, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Nick- its a deal. I will have the pic of Jeter holding my kid at Starbucks placed on a t-shirt for ya

  39. Doris From Rego Park June 3rd, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    BTW- does anyone else subscribe to the fake Mike Francessa feed on twitter? If not, I stronlgy suggest you do

  40. JM June 3rd, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    CR9,

    I hope all your doggies get better. It is very frustrating when a pet is ill.

    I have never seen a game at Dodger Stadium, although I have driven past it a couple of times. Would love to go someday.

  41. Mike June 3rd, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Warning Track,

    Agree. She has really looked good this year.

  42. hman23 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Why are some people so worried about the Red Sox and their schedule?

    Don’t obsess about the other guys.

    That’s what Red Sox fans and their media do.

  43. Warning Track Power June 3rd, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Mike, I had a feeling at least 1 person was going to agree with my comments.

    In previous years, I would hardly look twice at her while she was on. I don’t know, something has changed because she has vaulted a few notches in the beauty category.

  44. GreenBeret7 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Only one error for Lyerly? Tommy T., you sound like you caught him on one of his defensive showcases. Murton is the younger brother of Matt Murton, who played for the Cubs, Oakland and Colorado. He’s got power and he hits for average and a lot of doubles, but, you’re right…as long as he hits as he moves up, he’s a good trade candidate. Not sure that he’s fast and agile enough to play a corner.

  45. Nick in SF June 3rd, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    “Counting Posada 5 of those 7 guys are either aging or have had health issues this season.”

    Can you give me a list of the Yankee players who are not aging???

    Doris, that’s great. If you want to concede earlier than July 1, I can wear the t-shirt to one of the Yankee games in Oakland a few days later. I wear medium unless it’s an American Apparel shirt, then make it a large.

  46. Bring back Damon June 3rd, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Her looks used to fluctuate… one day good, one day mediocre, etc. This year, she has looked great every telecast. Can’t pinpoint what it is. Something with her face, maybe? More makeup?

  47. GreenBeret7 June 3rd, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Ramirez is going through a tough stretch, but, at 18, it’s going to happen.

  48. Warning Track Power June 3rd, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I also am unsure what changes she has made to her appearance this year
    Hair, highlights, make-up, etc….

    The more on-field interviews she does, the more games the Yankees are winning.

    I’ll take that!

  49. m June 3rd, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    So, Mr. Nick. I hope you didn’t put money on Missouri today.

  50. Doreen June 3rd, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    You know, I am very, very happy that Austin Jackson is doing well.

    I am proud that he came through the Yankees system.

    I am glad that we have Curtis Granderson and that a having Austin Jackson allowed the Yankees to get Curtis Granderson.

    I hope Austin Jackson wins the AL Rookie of the Year.

    I do not care one bit that he’ll get it while playing for the Detroit Tigers.

    However, I really am tired of the multiple times per day we are updated on the status of Austin Jackson and how it becomes: “AJax got 3 hits today,” “Yeah, but AJax struck out 3 times.” It’s childish.

  51. Nick in SF June 3rd, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I never bet against island girls, m.

  52. m June 3rd, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I never bet against island girls, m.
    _______________________________

    And that’s why you’re the smartest guy here. ;)

  53. Warning Track Power June 3rd, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    With the win today, Yankees are only 2 games behind the rays(who don’t play today).

    Great homestand. We beat the teams we were supposed to beat. Nothing else can be asked of the Yankees during this homestand.

  54. Blu June 3rd, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I’m not happy for Jackson because the implication among the media and some fans is that if Jackson is good, that Granderson is not and the trade was a mistake.

  55. Jake June 3rd, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Saw this on another board, no link

    Arodys Vizcaino, Rome – 5-1, 1.60 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 0.5 BB/9, 8.5 K/9, 18.5 K/BB – The Javy Vazquez trade looks worse and worse for the Yankees as Vizcaino continues to prove himself an elite talent. More than anything he’s been successful by limiting his walks, averaging one every 18 innings. His 18.5 strikeouts per walk is the kind of insane stat that seems more likely in a small sample size, not in nearly 40 innings.

  56. Warning Track Power June 3rd, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Jake,
    Don’t make me laugh.
    Those are minor league stats.
    LOL!!

    For a minute you almost fooled me into thinking the trade was actually looking bad for
    the Yankees.

    LOL!!

    Best laugh I’ve had all day.
    THANK YOU!

  57. Jason Voorhees June 3rd, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Saw this on another board, no link

    Arodys Vizcaino, Rome – 5-1, 1.60 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 0.5 BB/9, 8.5 K/9, 18.5 K/BB – The Javy Vazquez trade looks worse and worse for the Yankees as Vizcaino continues to prove himself an elite talent. More than anything he’s been successful by limiting his walks, averaging one every 18 innings. His 18.5 strikeouts per walk is the kind of insane stat that seems more likely in a small sample size, not in nearly 40 innings.
    ————————————————————

    He’s in A Ball right now. Start the crying when he puts numbers like that in AAA. That’s still years away.

  58. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 3rd, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Yankees win,they finally caught Joran van der Sloot…all around a good day

  59. Rich in NJ June 3rd, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    “The last time he hit those numbers was the time that he got hurt,” Girardi said. “I hope he feels good tomorrow. It just means he’s feeling good.”

    That’s what I was going to say, but I didn’t want to be Debbie Downer.

  60. Rich in NJ June 3rd, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    “they finally caught Joran van der Sloot…all around a good day”

    They had him in custody with the Holoway case. It won’t be a good day in that regard until he is convicted (assuming he’s guilty) and has exhausted whatever appellate process those countries have.

  61. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 3rd, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Too much evidence against him in this case.He isn’t getting out of this mess

    He deserves everything he’s getting now.Being in prison in Peru should be fun

  62. Carla June 3rd, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Hi all. Good sweep of the Orioles.

  63. GreenBeret7 June 3rd, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Jake June 3rd, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    Saw this on another board, no link

    Arodys Vizcaino, Rome – 5-1, 1.60 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 0.5 BB/9, 8.5 K/9, 18.5 K/BB – The Javy Vazquez trade looks worse and worse for the Yankees as Vizcaino continues to prove himself an elite talent. More than anything he’s been successful by limiting his walks, averaging one every 18 innings. His 18.5 strikeouts per walk is the kind of insane stat that seems more likely in a small sample size, not in nearly 40 innings.

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Instead of reading other boards and then bringing garbage numbers over here to spread around, do some checking or keep that crap to yourself. His numbers are good, but, not nearly that good. Look them up for yourself and report back.

  64. rover June 3rd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Girardi and Mo seemed to be having a serious conversation walking off the field. Wonder what it was?

  65. Ray A June 4th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Mariano Rivera is just a flash in the pan. He will never make it.
    Oh, wait a minute!


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