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Game 57: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 06, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (34-22)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Javier Vazquez (4-5, 6.06)
Career vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (33-24)
Fred Lewis LF
Aaron Hill 2B
Adam Lind DH
Vernon Wells CF
Jose Bautista 3B
Alex Gonzalez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jeremy Reed RF
Jose Molina C

RHP Brandon Morrow (4-4, 6.00)
Career vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:07 p.m. / YES Network and TBS

UMPIRES: HP Bruce Dreckman, 1B Paul Emmel, 2B Bill Hohn, 3B Gary Darling

WEATHER: It’s a little bit rainy outside — and kind of chilly — so the roof is closed again. This place is a lot better with the roof open.

Cotto Forman BoxingSTADIUM SLUGFEST: I was a little surprised at just how many Yankees were talking about last night’s Stadium Slugfest at Yankee Stadium. Miguel Cotta beat Yuri Foreman with a ninth-round TKO, and a lot of players watched at least part of it. CC Sabathia and Dave Robertson talked about it for quite a while.

“I just really wanted to see what it looked like,” Girardi said. “I actually would have liked to have seen the setup in person. When we play, everything is all lit up and you can see everything. The sense that I got was that everything was out in the right field area, but I didn’t have a total perception of what it was like.”

On the right is an AP shot of the setup.

A LITTLE EXTRA: Yesterday’s game was only the Yankees second extra-inning game of the season and it snapped a streak of five consecutive extra-inning wins dating back to last season. According to ESPN, the last time the Yankees lost a game of 14 innings or more was July 11, 1993 in Anaheim.

THE POWER OF THREE: One other note about last night’s game, it was only the Yankees second loss in which they allowed three runs or fewer this season. They are 30-2 in those games.

UPDATE, 1:26 p.m.: Well that didn’t work out. An infield single got away from the shortstop and third baseman, and Alex Rodriguez realized too late that he had an opportunity to get to second. By the time he made the turn and decided to go for it, the Blue Jays had time to make the play.

UPDATE, 1:56 p.m.: That pitch to Swisher looked inside, and Swish was not pleased by the strike three call. He and Jeter both struck out to strand Gardner — who tripled — at third.

UPDATE, 2:06 p.m.: Very nice pitch to strikeout Adam Lind here in the third. Vazquez walked the lead-off hitter — Jose Molina or all people — but got a strikeout, a near double play and another strikeout to strand the runner. We’re through three scoreless. Vazquez and Morrow both look awfully good.

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: Foul popup, strikeout, strikeout. Vazquez just breezed through the most dangerous part of the Blue Jays lineup. Still scoreless heading into the fifth.

UPDATE, 2:36 p.m.: The changeup has been a huge pitch for Vazquez. He’s through five innings scoreless. The Yankees just need some runs at this point.

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: Obviously the home runs stand out about this Blue Jays team, but this rotation is pretty good. Brett Cecil and Ricky Romero looked great the past two days, Brandon Morrow looks outstanding today — especially his slider — and the Yankees haven’t even seen Shaun Marcum.

UPDATE, 2:53 p.m.: One of the other writers up here called it. Home run by Vernon Wells breaks up the no-hitter and gives the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth.

UPDATE, 2:58 p.m.: Teixeira has hit two balls pretty well today but has an 0-for-3 to show for it. Nice play by Alex Gonzalez to get Teixeira out leading off the seventh.

UPDATE, 3:10 p.m.: Six trips to the plate with a runner in scoring position, the Yankees have to so much as put the ball in play. Five strikeouts and a walk. Needless to say, the Blue Jays still lead 2-0.

UPDATE, 3:18 p.m.: Cervelli really seems to get drilled a lot. He was just smoked by a fastball to the shoulder, and that’s Morrow’s last pitch of the game. He came off the field to a much deserved ovation. Here’s Scott Downs out of the bullpen with a 2-0 lead, no outs and a runner at first.

UPDATE, 3:22 p.m.: Now Gardner gets hit. Sudden command issues have given the Yankees a chance here in the eighth.

UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: Jeter comes through with an RBI double to right. Cervelli scored and Gardner moved to third. Time for the heart of this order to make up for yesterday. It’s 2-1 Toronto.

UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: Someone getting thrown out of this game was just a matter of time. Girardi gets run for arguing after Swisher struck out looking.

UPDATE, 3:32 p.m.: Apparently Girardi isn’t the only person who believes Teixeira is still a threat. The Blue Jays just walked Tex to setup the double play and face Rodriguez with the bases loaded. History has shown that to be a terrible, terrible idea.

UPDATE, 3:33 p.m.: Wild pitch has tied the game at 2. Rodriguez told Gardner to stay at third, but I’m guessing A-Rod forgot who was on base.

UPDATE, 3:36 p.m.: Big two-run, two-out base hit from Cano puts the Yankees in front 4-2.

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: Cervelli leaves the bases loaded, but the Yankees have taken a 4-2 lead and are turning the game over to Joba Chamberlain in the eighth.

UPDATE, 3:52 p.m.: I have no idea what happened. Rivera came in, then the umpires talked, then Marte came in. Either Tony Pena signaled for the wrong pitcher or the Yankees sent the wrong pitcher from the bullpen.

UPDATE, 4:05 p.m.: Marte got the last out in the eighth, now here comes Rivera to close it out in the ninth. It’s a 4-3 lead.

UPDATE, 4:08 p.m.: Interesting. Ramiro Pena is in to play third.

UPDATE, 4:09 p.m.: I’ve said it before, it’s a lot of fun watching Pena play the field. Not the easiest hop in the world, and Pena turned it into the first out of the inning.

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819 Responses to “Game 57: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Lets Go Yankees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Light in August June 6th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    It would be less painful if you accept the inevitable now: the Blue Jays will win and sweep.

  3. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I’d love a win, but I’m not expecting it with Vazquez pitching and this awful offense. Hoping for a pleasant surprise.

  4. ADam June 6th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    This offense is so close to busting out, i wish they would and get it over with

  5. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 6th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Light in August -

    Do you post that as a type of superstition? I don’t get it.

  6. Teixeira to AAA June 6th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    This is just a dreadful lineup for Vazquez to face. A HR hitting team against a flyball pitcher on a warm afternoon.

    He’s going to rack up the Ks because they will swing, but I wouldn’t be shocked if he gave up 4 HRs or so. Especially if he is only touching 89.

  7. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    If Javy can limit runs against Jays, that would be wonderful

  8. John June 6th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Morrow has crap control, but no hit-stuff. He is a righty, so we may have a chance. He’s not a strike throwing lefty with good off-speed stuff like Cecil Morrow.

    Wait him out and get to the pen. Then again, if yesterday is any indication, their pen will have an easy time with us.

  9. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 6th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I’m done. Gave it a go. Game didn’t even start yet and it’s 100% negative.

    :(

  10. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    i’ve been coming to this blog for almost 3 years and i used to come online and chat here during the games. but i had to stop because the complete idiots create such a negative attitude that its better to watch the game and do something else.
    so today i decided to try joining you guys for the game, and right away, ‘light in august’ shows exactly the kind of moronic commentary that drives people away from enjoying the game while chatting with other yankees fans here. and they havent even thrown the first pitch.

    hey, ‘lights’ why dont you just jump off the bridge now and let people enjoy thier team?

  11. lemon June 6th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    All up to Javy. He keeps us in the game, the offense should be able to get the job done.

    If he has another 3.2 IP, 5 ER disaster and Gaudin the sailor comes in to clean up…. that’s all she wrote.

  12. Joba says they had good ABs June 6th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Doreen,

    Come back when we have a lead (if they get one) and things will have settled down ;)

  13. P- June 6th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I whole heartedly disagree with Joe G on keeping Tex in the 3 spot. Enough is enough, and its way past due to let him “get hot”. At the very least, I would swap Tex and Robby. Let Robby get some protection batting in front of Arod.. Tex is brutal and when it comes to 1 run games, having him in the 3 sport — As we all saw — can cost us the game. At least Joe didn’t say, “now is not the time to move Tex and mess with his confidence” .. he has no confidence now and he can’t handle the pressure at this point of being depended on in the 3 spot. YOU HAVE TO MOVE HIM.. Isn’t it time to shake it up a bit? What do you have to lose by moving him out of the 3 hole? I’ll answer my own question, “NOTHING”.

    I dunno what’s going on with him, I really don’t. I mean, after seeing his lack of offense in the post-season last year, I just got this feeling that he was completely lost at the plate.. and it seems that it’s carried over. I saw this coming and my friends would tell me, “He’s a slow starter.. he’ll be fine” well, here we are in June and it’s unfathomable.

  14. Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    So, at this moment, the Blue Jays are up by many runs?

  15. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    P – one batter has never cost a baseball team a game. there were 8 other innings that we could have scored, and didn’t.

    moving him in the lineup will accomplish absolutely NOTHING. tyou keep him where he is, because where he is, batting ahead of arod, will be the best chance of getting pitches to hit. move him down in the order and he’ll just get pitched around.

    such a simple concept, requires no bridge jumping.

  16. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    apparently its cool and hip to be completely negative a childish around here. so angsty, so emo… stupid kids.

  17. AL Duque June 6th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I like it that Joe sticks with the players who won it last year! Tex will be allright!

  18. Sprinters don't slide June 6th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Yanks win 8-3 today

  19. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Javier 6 2/3 IP 2 R W

  20. austinmac June 6th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Light in August–The Canadians were fighting on D-Day right with us. Two words–history book.

  21. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Go Get them Javy!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    rofl austinmac, i was thinking the same thing.

  23. AL Duque June 6th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    not a bad play by wells! Nice one!

    But now lets go JAVY

  24. Must've missed that memo June 6th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    When did it become more important to not hurt a player’s feelings than it is to actually win games?

  25. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Nice job Javy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    memo – when did it become more important to win one game rather than an entire season?

  27. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    wow, collosally bad baserunning by alex…

  28. RalphieD (OPPC) June 6th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    absolutely horrible baserunning by arod….if he wanted to go to second, cut the base and stay full speed..

  29. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Alex…just…sigh. Ugh.

  30. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    CANDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    whatever the consecutive scoreless inning record is,
    we’re pose to break that.

  32. AL Duque June 6th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    What a dope!

  33. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Poor ball boy. He made a mistake. I hope he gets away with that.

  34. qiantom June 6th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Everybody pressing now.

  35. AL Duque June 6th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    He was thinking about his new Girl and not about Baseball …

  36. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    who is this in the booth with flaherty? he’s awful

  37. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Hope you enjoyed your job, kid. Last day you’ll have it.

  38. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you ball boy. This is where Arod’s play could hurt them.

  39. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    i avoid trying to get into alex’s head. its a very scary place…

  40. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Atta Boy George!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    …especially since i heard that thing about alex having 2 paintings of himself as a centaur…

  42. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Missed it, what did the ball boy do?

  43. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Get him in Grandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. carlo June 6th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Hope this team realizes that they will have to learn to hit away from Yankee stadium at some point. The futility this weekend has been completely embarrassing.

  45. P- June 6th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    “apparently its cool and hip to be completely negative a childish around here. so angsty, so emo… stupid kids.”

    Wow, can your ridiculous comment be anymore contradicting and hypocritical? Thanks for making me laugh. Your spelling and grammar is so terrible, one can hardly deduce what it is you’re trying to convey. It’s actually worse than 5th grade-level.

    Trying something different, i.e. moving Tex in the line-up.. would be nothing more than to change things up a bit in hopes to break the cycle and have positive results. Will it work? It might or it might now, the point is that what’s happening now is not working, so try something different.

    “P – one batter has never cost a baseball team a game. there were 8 other innings that we could have scored, and didn’t.”

    That is a very NAIVE statement. How many runners in scoring position did Tex leave stranded? Sure, could others have contributed more and gotten the job done? Yes, absolutely.. but it’s the other players that have gotten us to where we are today just 2 games out of first. You need your #3 hitter to be productive..period. And it’s not that Tex has been in just a slump, he has been absolutely dreadful for the majority of this season.. sure, players slump I get that.. but even Arod’s been moved lower down the batting order.. it’s a fairly common move to do, it’s not reinventing the wheel. Maybe you don’t watch baseball that much..

  46. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    The Yanks have to start swinging the bat earlier in the count to hit his fastball. He has a good curve/breaking ball that they obviously are going to swing and miss on.

  47. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    you have to be impressed with the jays pitching. its not just the yankees slumping, these guys have good velocity and movement and are making good pitches. and the yankees havent been able to get into thier middle relief with is where they bust most staffs.

  48. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    P – seriously, child… go away.

  49. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Granderson stares at a straight fastball across the heart of the plate, and then swings and misses on a pitch in the dirt.

    This is why we’ve score 3 runs in the past 25 innings. I honestly have no idea what they can do to fix this.

  50. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    “Your spelling and grammar is so terrible, one can hardly deduce what it is you’re trying to convey. It’s actually worse than 5th grade-level.”

    rofl… really?

  51. Must've missed that memo June 6th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    memo – when did it become more important to win one game rather than an entire season?

    —————–
    ?????

    an auto-out batting third is going to help over the long haul?

    I’m not sure I understand your argument, unless you’re saying Teixeira is suddenly and magically going to turn it around.

    In which case, that would be awesome.

  52. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    p – a-rod was moved down in the order exactly once. how did that work out? go ask your daddy, he might remember… you were probably too young to be awake that late.

  53. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    come on he went around

  54. austinmac June 6th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I agree the Yankees aren’t hitting, but these pitchers are pitching. Morrow is hitting his spots with very high quality stuff. The Jays’ catchers haven’t had to move there gloves much all weekend.

  55. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Hold them Down JAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. qiantom June 6th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Toronto is obviously the better and more confident team at this moment. I see a sweep.

  57. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    memo – getting him straight will help over the long haul, obviously. moving him down in the order will not help him, because he will get completely different pitching sequences if he isn’t batting in front of alex. add in the mental aspect of getting “sent down the lineup”, and he may as well just go home.

  58. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    qiantom – funny, i see a baseball game being played. is it over already in loony-town?

  59. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I feel Yankee offense will score enough runs today.

  60. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Nice pitching!

  61. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Nice pitching JAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    teixeira has a .230 BABIP. raise that by 70 points where his career mark is and suddenly he’s batting .280, and no one would be complaining.

    let the game play itself out. he will be fine.

  63. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    who is this other guy in the booth? he just makes stuff up, laughs at it and then retracts. he did it all afternoon yesterday too.

  64. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Cervelli is getting abused I hope there are some off days in his future. Besides the scheduled one tomorrow.

  65. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    michelle – you know, some teams have catchers that catch for a whole week…

  66. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    triiiiiiiiple…. nice. take it standing brett!

  67. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    nice AB! Now drive him home!

  68. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    GARDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!3 bagger

  69. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    “Cervelli is getting abused I hope there are some off days in his future. Besides the scheduled one tomorrow”

    A backup player playing everyday is bound to be exposed. Posada will be doing catching drills in a week and will hopefully be able t catch 3-4 times a week and put Cervelli back in the role for which he is best suited.

  70. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    “some teams have catchers that catch for a whole week…”
    ——————–

    Cervelli has had what 2 off days in the last month? I think he needs it. I don’t care how young he is.

  71. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    michelle – well, we have coaches and trainers to make that decision. write them a letter.

  72. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Get him in JETER!!!!!!!!!!!!!just a basehit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Come on Jeter get the run in!!!

  74. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    This is embarrassing.

  75. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Jeter fails, pretty much anything other than a strike out would score a run.

  76. pete June 6th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    yanks bad road team

  77. Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Even if we got an extra 10 outs and they pulled the defense, I still doubt we could have scored Gardner.

  78. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Jeez! Simple grounder to 2nd would have been adequate.

  79. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Of course another off speed strike out. Yanks were exposed in the playoffs if you go off speed the Yanks are easy outs.

  80. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Javy doing well, get the man runs.

  81. ron June 6th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    This line up misses damon and matsui. We can’t or cashman can’t sugar coat it. Horrible to let both go.t

  82. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    we havent seen sean marcum this trip, he might be thier best.

  83. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    billy – cervelli is only a “backup” with a bat in his hands in OUR lineup. he is very much a starting catcher for a lot of teams in the majors. what is being “exposed”? he’s not supposed to hit, and if he does its all gravy. if he starts catching poorly, then we can talk about sitting him. get used to posada as a DH.

  84. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    swish wouldn’t do anything here

  85. whatever June 6th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    the Yankees better let Derek Jeter WALK IN THE OFF SEASON
    the guy is just about done as a player.

  86. RalphieD (OPPC) June 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    morrows stuff reminds me a lot of joba circa 08

  87. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Two straight innings with a RISP and one out, two straight failed chances to score.

    This offense is disgusting right now.

  88. JK June 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Come on this guy is not supposed to be hitting corners….. WTH

  89. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    ron – you missed that conversation about, 3 months ago.

  90. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    yeah, I know.

    I change my mind, they will NOT score enough runs today.

    just pathetic.

  91. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Dennis Eckersley on TBS doing what he had to do. He said that Morrow was going to strike Jeter out, because that’s what he wanted.

    And 2 of those pitches to Swish were not strikes, including strike 3.

  92. RalphieD (OPPC) June 6th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    “the Yankees better let Derek Jeter WALK IN THE OFF SEASON
    the guy is just about done as a player.”

    wow…the eductation system has let this country down

  93. P- June 6th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Irreverent Discourse

    Your sad and pathetic attempts to belittle and attack aren’t working. You’re just making yourself look very childish and immature. Funny, that you are calling me a child, when your posts are very inarticulate and hypocritical. Attempting to instigate and create discord on an internet forum really shows your level of maturity.

    I’ll leave you to figure the rest out.. since you are so amazingly intellectual and brilliant.

    True Story.

  94. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    No way thats a strike!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Great strike zone today so far. Vazquez hitting the knees on the outside corner consistently for balls, and Morrow getting pitches 3 inches inside off the plate for called third strikes.

    How much more obvious can they make it in this series? Home town calls is being nice about it with these guys.

  96. nat June 6th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    atrocious hitting. morrow with a 6 era looks like halladay toying with this overrated lineup. pathetic!

  97. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    donnie – yeah, it’s so terrible that we have RISP every inning… rofl what a joke.

    i’m done with the children today. have fun beating yourselves up and feeling sorry for the yankees. just don’t come back here when they start winning, your opinion means less than nothing.

  98. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    CR9,

    This umpire’s zone has been “City bus” wide all afternoon. It’s a joke.

  99. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Or you know, don’t.

    Enough. It’s time for Cashman to intervene again.

  100. whatever June 6th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    “the Yankees better let Derek Jeter WALK IN THE OFF SEASON
    the guy is just about done as a player.”

    wow…the eductation system has let this country down”

    I AM RIGHT ABOUT THIS, JOHNNY DAMON in 4 YEARS HERE WAS LIGHT YEARS MORE IMPORTANT THAN DEREK JETER. JETER IS ON THE DECLINE, RANGE IS HORRIBLE, CANT HIT A FASTBALL ANYMORE AND IS STRIKING OUT IN KEY SITUATIONS MORE THAN I’VE EVER SEEN HIM in 15 YEARS, THE GUY IS DONE.. DONE DONE.

    YOU DON’T RE-SIGN HIM, YOU GET HANLEY, THATS IT.

  101. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    This is pathetic. Looking off speed and takes a fastball over the plate. The Yanks are striking out in every big spot.

  102. Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    molina homers

  103. SMK June 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Close pitches to Swish.

    The 2nd pitch, called a strike, was just off the plate, but the punchout was a legit strike:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  104. Kevin June 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    How long will it take the Yankees to figure out they need to swing earlier in the count, and not at breaking balls in the dirt with 2 strikes? SWING EARLIER IN THE COUNT, AND MORE THAN ONCE PER AT BAT!

  105. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    ID:

    He’s not doing a great job as a catcher. He’s been adequate. Never throws out any runners. Lot of rookie mistakes in calling the game. He plays hard and he’s done a good job with Posada unable to go. I do agree there are some lesser teams he could probably start for, maybe a half dozen throughout the game.

  106. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    p – i don’t care. true story.

    you’ll leave? thank god.

  107. sigh! June 6th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    A man on 3rd 1 out and nobody could bring him in,why? Now the next inning starts with an automatic out.

  108. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Jose is hitting 0.286 this season?
    and, he’s walked.

  109. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    How the heck do you walk Jose Molina?

  110. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    hold them Down JAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Vazquez incase you didn’t know you can’t walk an automatic out in Molina. It’s like walking the pitcher. Throw it over the plate.

  112. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    ID,

    RISP don’t mean a whole heck of a lot when they don’t cross the plate. The winner isn’t determined by how many chances to score a team gets. When you consistently leave men on base, there’s a problem. They’ve scored 3 runs in 26 innings now. That’s not good.

    So please. Come down off your high horse. You’re not as smart as you think.

  113. Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    And we’ll see a walk turned into a run for molina

  114. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    This is when you wish Dave Eiland was here

  115. Ace June 6th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Unproductive outs r a killer

  116. Tarheelyank June 6th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    “Yanks were exposed in the playoffs if you go off speed the Yanks are easy outs.”

    I guess I missed something. And here I thought they were THE WORLD CHAMPION YANKEES.

    Wow. I almost feel like sticking around, it such easy troll pickings. LOL

  117. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    The Yanks get caught being too patient sometimes. That is why they don’t hit good against the Twins pitchers. Against some pitchers that are attacking the strike zone you need to be aggressive and change your approach. Morrow is throwing fastballs early in the count and the Yanks haven’t swung and then strike out on pitches in the dirt.

  118. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    donnie – i can’t see you from my horse, i’m sorry. i thought we were leading the majors in runs scored(ok, boston is ahead of us by 1 run, but whatever). funny how that RISP thing isn’t killing us at all.

  119. Ace June 6th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Let’s face it. Vazquez is a nice 5th

  120. sigh! June 6th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Even Jose Molina is hitting .286, well above Tex to!

  121. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    donnie – and the blue jays have some great pitching (at least the 2 we’ve seen so far, morrow isnt good). funny how you think you’re intelligent, but ignore the obvious.

  122. take off the blinders June 6th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    “We won a World Series with him in the 3-hole.”

    Girardi should have said, “We won a World Series despite him being in the 3-hole.”

    Teixeira did squat in the playoffs last year (apart from the line drive HR against Minn).

    There is one reason, and only one, that the Yanks won the World Series last year: Alex Rodriguez had a career’s worth of dramatic hits in one post season.

  123. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Jeter is supposed to be a leader, right?
    This is kind of situations leaders should do: a productive out, instead of a weak strike out.

    I don’t know. Probably this guy is really good at handling medias. Basically captain takes the credit when they win (the so called ‘core 4′ shxt); but when they lose, the blame is ALWAYS on somebody else. We are educated that 2004 offense failure is only on A-Rod.

    LOL

  124. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Way to go JAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Damon – .273, 36R, 3HR, 18RBI, 3SB

    Gardner – .309 40R 3HR 18RBI 20SB

    Yeah, we’re really missing him.

    We really need Matsui’s .250 batting average too.

    Get off my bridge already.

  126. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    the batting coaching on here has me rolling on the floor.

  127. Don June 6th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Javy looks good so far.

  128. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Javy should have a very good game with his deep arsenal….

    This entire team tries to sit on fastballs, especially on the 1st pitch. They have the most HRs and are 26th in ba.

    Teams are going to pitch backwards against them in the 2nd half.

  129. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    # take off the blinders June 6th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    “We won a World Series with him in the 3-hole.”

    Girardi should have said, “We won a World Series despite him being in the 3-hole.”

    Teixeira did squat in the playoffs last year (apart from the line drive HR against Minn).

    There is one reason, and only one, that the Yanks won the World Series last year: Alex Rodriguez had a career’s worth of dramatic hits in one post season.

    Guess the homer he hit of Pedro doesn’t count? The defense? The man struggled. It happens. A-Rod and Jete were the only ones consistent from the alds to the world series.

  130. take off the blinders June 6th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    “Would the Yanks have even made the playoffs without Teixeira.”

    There, I saved you from having to type it.

    And now my answer: who knows? probably not.

  131. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Go Get em TEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  132. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    JK – yeah, they will be in trouble. it’s an effective strategy… swing early swing hard… if you are trying to win 1 game. it never works over the long haul.

  133. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    ID,

    Hence the phrase “right now”. RIGHT NOW, we aren’t scoring. Also, I’d point out that a lot of those runs that put us in the lead for runs scored came last week against the Indians and Orioles, arguably two of the worst teams in the game. While those runs still count, you want to see them score against teams that DON’T suck. This weekend, and against Minnesota, we didn’t do it. If you think that’s okay…well…then good for you, you’re entitled. I’ll stick with the majority, including people paid to talk about the team, though.

  134. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    3 RBIs on that HR to win the game against the Indians. 1 RBI on a HBP the other day.

    Those are his only RBIs in the last 76 ABs.

  135. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    donnie – go hang out with them, then.

  136. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    WHY THE HELL ARE YOU TRYING TO PULL THAT BALL!!!!!!!!!

  137. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Pitch was inside. These are the calls that he did not get when he walked 7 Red Sox batters in an inning.

  138. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Girardi really should come out and get tossed. This zone is abysmal.

  139. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    man, this ump is awesome.

  140. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    ball was in the damn batters box and he pulled it back.

  141. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    ohhhhhhh great…. A guy with a plus plus fastball and a crazy strike zone

  142. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Umps cheating Yankees again. Shocking.

  143. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    you cant hit at 97 mph fastball 6 inches off the plate

  144. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    donnie – ever heard of the concept “argumentum ad numerum”?

  145. Rusty June 6th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    By the time Teixeira gets finished with his last bat wiggle, the pitcher is close to his release point of the ball. Amazing.

  146. Canada's Health Care helping the Blow Jays June 6th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Between the HGH that the Blow Jays are on and the umpire, I don’t which is worse.

    How much extra are these umpires being paid beneath the table to help out Morrow with his balls being called strikes?

  147. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Hold them Down JAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  148. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    This umpire is a sickening swine.

  149. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    “ball was in the damn batters box and he pulled it back.”

    Wasn’t that far in. Just off the plate. I’m surprised he got the strike simply because it was so far from where the catcher wanted it. He had to reach across the plate to catch it. If the catcher set up there, that’s a strike all day.

  150. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Javy shouldn’t throw a fastball over the plate….. this ump is ridiculous

    2-0 Redsox Booooooooooooo

  151. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I feel bad for Vazquez. He knows if or when he gives up a run he will probably get a L. The lineup is brutal.

  152. Dano June 6th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Carl – out of interest, who are Romain and Mottero?

  153. SMK June 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    if pitch f/x is to be believed, strike 3 to Alex wasn’t off the corner, but in the zone:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  154. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Where was that pitch??? The ump is a joke he gives Molina those pitches in the other batters box.

  155. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Girardi asked Gaston to be a coach for the all-star game. He turned it down to spend that weekend with his family, but a nice gesture by Girardi recognizing Gaston for turning this Jays team around.

  156. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    No fastballs in the zone for you Bautista

  157. sigh! June 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I wish Andy was 1st or at the very least 2nd in the rotation, he’s earned it!
    It’s so predictable that Cano will swing at the first pitch., which is usually for an out

  158. RS June 6th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Vazquez must feel like it’s 2009 again. Finally he’s pitching great but he gets no run support.

  159. Ace June 6th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Owned by another young starter

  160. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    And if I were to be watching this game on YES – which I am thankfully not – they are probably sucking up to the Blue Jays and their pitchers. :(

  161. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Nice sequence by Vazquez to Bautista.

  162. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    omg, the home run that wells hit to right field against pettitte was his first homerun to right field since 2006. :(

  163. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    All AL East starting pitchers in All star game?

    Price
    Nieman
    Lester
    Buchholz
    Hughes
    Pettitte
    Cecil

  164. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    # Dano June 6th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Carl – out of interest, who are Romain and Mottero?

    Some idiot was saying we should bring up Romain and Mottero in yesterdays thread.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....nt-1393392

  165. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Javy will get a loss for sure. :)

  166. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Wow. Just wow! Look at this pitching! He can keep them off balance all day. What a beauty to watch.

  167. Sports Update June 6th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Team is losing focus as evidenced by A-Rod base running gaffe and Tex not running out the grounder to first. Clearly he was excited about making contact in back to back at bats but he has to learn to control his exuberance. The Yankees hitting with RISP has been inconsistent all year and it’s showing in these low scoring games. The karma that existed last year with all of the walk off wins is gone with Damon, Matsui and Melky. Cashman has a terrible off season and will have to make it up on the fly with a number of mid season moves to bolster the offense and the bullpen.

  168. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    HIP HIP JAVY!!!!HIP HIP JAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!Nice pitching!!!!!!!!!!!

  169. Don June 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Maybe Javy knows how to pitch after all.

  170. Kevin S. June 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    “It’s so predictable that Cano will swing at the first pitch., which is usually for an out”

    You mean the same Cano OBPing almost .400? Yeah, he’s making an inordinate amount of outs.

  171. RS June 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    It’s kind of sad because the Yankees are finally at a place where all 5 of their starters are on a roll and the bullpen seems to be coming together nicely, and yet the offense can’t take advantage.

  172. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    carl – i’m sure you mean Romine and Montero… which is what the poster was getting at.

  173. SMK June 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    And if I were to be watching this game on YES – which I am thankfully not – they are probably sucking up to the Blue Jays and their pitchers.

    ———————————

    like you would not believe. Flaherty has used the term “power fastball” so often today, you can’t even turn it into a decent drinking game (you’d be plowed by now).

  174. Long time fan June 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Too bad some of you know not a thing about baseball and especially the Yankees.

    You act like children with a disorder of some kind.

    Stop being so critical of every at bat and play and support Yanks.

    Out of here because of your stupidity, you know who you are.

  175. Yankee Trader June 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Vazquez must feel like it’s 2009 again. Finally he’s pitching great but he gets no run support.
    ————————————————————————

    Vazquez gets the least run support for Yankee starters < 4 runs/game. Others 5-7 runs per game.

  176. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Poor Javy. Pitching fantastic and nothing to show for it.

  177. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    CR9

    Pitchers like Buchholz & Javy will kill the Jays. They look for fastballs.

  178. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    sports update – never before has a team leading the league in runs scored needed to bolster the offense. what a joke.

  179. DOUG June 6th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    i wonder if JOBA is paying attention to how morrow is pitching he may learn something.morrow being former relief pitcher.

  180. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    every Jays starting pitcher is unhittable to Yankees.

  181. Strikezone June 6th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    TO all bloggers/fans:

    Be advised….today my width will be 29″ wide.

    Do not adjust your sets.
    Please plan accordingly.

    That is all. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

  182. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    The Yankees need base runners so Morrow has to pitch out of the stretch.
    He is a different pitcher with men on base.

  183. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    25 less hrs than at this point last year….. yikes

  184. Ace June 6th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I’m sure we’ll tip the cap to Morrow later too

  185. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Grandy Man Can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  186. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    JK – yet the same number of runs, who cares about home runs?

  187. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    those millionaires don’t care at all.

  188. Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Vazquez will give up a homerun soon and that will be the game. You can see it coming.

  189. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    “Be advised….today my width will be 29? wide.”

    Let me correct this:

    Be advised….today my width will be 29? wide for the Yankees hitters.

  190. DOUG June 6th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    how about todays group , anyone know who we got for TYLER CLIPPARD-not sure of the spelling last name

  191. Tyler June 6th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I love how there are very few regulars on this blog anymore during the game.

    Instead all you have are complete idiots like Joba Tips His Cap…. Pathetic.

  192. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Grandy just missed that!!!!!!!!!!Hes realy squaring up the ball well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  193. Ace June 6th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Cervelli is getting exposed playing everyday

  194. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    yeah, and fxxk you, Tyler.

  195. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Morrow = 5.37 bb/9!!!!!!!

    An incompetent home plate ump screws up the entire game plan against a wild pitcher.

  196. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    That is twice that Cervelli has swung at the first pitch.
    Does he have a clue what he is doing at the plate?
    The sooner Posada gets back – the better.
    Cervelli is what he is, a back-up playing way over his head.

  197. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Hold them Down Javy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  198. hey Kelvin says June 6th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Johnathan albaladejo for T clip.

  199. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    tyler – i’m only poking around because i’m bored and trying to entertain myself by arguing with them. the number of negative children around here during games is insane.

  200. sigh! June 6th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks to Cano and Cerevelli this pitcher Morrow is only having to throw 11 pitches per inning, because they swing and get out on the first pitch.

  201. RS June 6th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    The Yankees set a franchise record in HRs last year, so they definitely don’t have to keep up that pace to be successful. In fact, they actually scored more runs in 2007 than they did in 2009.

  202. Carlo June 6th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I don’t want to hear another f-ing word about toronto pitching being great. This yankee team hasn’t scored a run in 15 innings. 15 straight innings. They have 3 runs in their last 28 innings against this team. Toronto does not have a lights out bullpen and that was made completely obvious against tampa just last week. The yankees have seen 6 toronto pitchers over the past 15 innings and every one of them hasn’t allowed a run.

    No more cap tipping, this team simply does not hit on the road and they are waaaayyyyyy to prone to go completely in the tank offensively.

  203. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Im not sure what Frankie is doing. Swinging for fly balls and home runs is not his game. He should be swinging the bat level for line drives, base hits.

  204. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    geeeez it’s the 5th inning already

  205. Strikezone June 6th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    “Be advised….today my width will be 29? wide for the Yankees hitters.”

    I stand corrected.
    29″ wide for teams from the continental United States.

    Thank you , that is all.

  206. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    joba tips the cap – he’s only right, no need to get so angsty. go cut yourself on your own time.

  207. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    CR9 2:28
    Thats a very important corection.!!!!!!!lol

  208. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Irreverent Discourse, he’s only wrong. go hide in your cave

  209. the gay Yankee fan June 6th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Vazquez has a no-no going.

  210. RS June 6th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Pretty impressive that all 7 of Javy’s strikeouts are swinging.

  211. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    by reading this thread you’d think we were losing this game. GROW UP.

  212. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    the gay Yankee fan June 6th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Vazquez has a no-no going.

    _____

    NEGATE

  213. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    joba – says the guy calling out jeter. please…

  214. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    “An incompetent home plate ump screws up the entire game plan against a wild pitcher.”

    Not as much as imcompetent hitting does.

  215. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Could you imagine if Javy pitched a no-no and lost? I would throw up.

  216. BD (Boston Dave) June 6th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    nobody crying about Javy’s 89-91mph fastballs right now :)

    if he does get back up to 93 as he’s typically done in his career, and retains his control (which is likely), he’ll pay the dividends that the Yankees expected him to when they traded for him.

    Don’t underestimate the role Javy can play in what has become a very tough AL East division.

    Great to see him keeping every jays batter off balance so far.

  217. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    The incompetent HP umpiring causes the incompetent hitting!

  218. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    “Pretty impressive that all 7 of Javy’s strikeouts are swinging.”

    He really has them off balance. Pettitte did to for the most part yesterday. As was talked about before the series, the Jays have the 2nd worst OBP in the AL. They can be pitched to.

  219. Butch June 6th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I don’t get why people like ‘joba tips his cap’ would waste their time everyday posting here. Get a life.

  220. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    billy – incompetent umpiring is way more hurtful, in fact. bad umpiring means hitters now have to swing at bad pitches to protect the plate.

    take a player out of his game, and then berate him for not performing well? lol…

  221. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    LOL @ the Jays vs breaking pitches. Their entire team is full of Teixieras

  222. BD (Boston Dave) June 6th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    this aggressive Jays lineup is prone to struggle with offspeed stuff that falls out of the zone.

    Javy certainly is taking advantage.

    still, javy is executing and his pitches are going where he wants them to… and that’s what he couldn’t do in April.

  223. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    HIP HIP JAVY!HIP HIP JAVY!!!!!Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  224. mo June 6th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    by reading this thread you’d think we were losing this game.

    ….

    Please, don’t insult our intelligence. The Yankees have already lost this game. Get you head out of your a s s.

  225. m June 6th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    doh! Sitting in car. Guy on espn radio said no- no. Asked what will Yankee fans do if he threw one. Good question.

    Thank you Jose.

  226. McGeorge Bundy June 6th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Chad, Chad, Chad…

    It’s Miguel Cotto, not Cotta.

  227. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    mo – duly noted.

  228. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    m – i don’t know, i’ve never seen someone jump back on a bridge before.

  229. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    GET JAVY RUNS, DAMMIT.

  230. Jacob Ruppert June 6th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Billy D a.k.a. stuckey

    As irreverent discourse said, incompetent umpiring can cause hitters to swing at pitches that aren’t strikes because they are being called strikes. The umpire set the tone with the first pitch of the game against Jeter calling a clear ball inside a strike. Jeter then proceeded to swing at 2 consecutive pitches that were clear balls inside in order to protect the strike zone. I don’t blame the Yankee hitters at all this game because of the inconsistent and incorrect strike zone.

  231. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    “The incompetent HP umpiring causes the incompetent hitting!”

    No it’s not. Even if you allow for strike 3 to Arod being inside, he had two in the happy zone before that pitch. Took one on 3-0, which of course he gets a pass on. But he flat missed a fat 3-1 pitch and fouled it straight back. Teixiera was up 3-1 in the bat before and that out was totally on him. Earlier, with Gardner on 3rd and 1 out, Jeter couldn’t muster as much as a grounder to 2nd. None of that’s on the umpire. That’s just lousy at bats.

  232. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Lets get the bats working now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  233. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    lets go yankees !!!!!

  234. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Take a damn walk

  235. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Goopd job Gardner swinging at ball 4 twice. Absolutely unreal…

  236. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    billy D – uhm… nothing you just said has anything to do with lousy at bats. time to get your head checked.

  237. JK June 6th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Does Gardner realize he cant do anything with that pitch?

  238. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    its looking like a dinger is going to decide this game. great old style pitcher’s duel here.

  239. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I suppose Gardner swinging at Ball 4 after being up 3-0 is on the umpire?

  240. the gay Yankee fan June 6th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Can’t take a walk with the umpire calling against the Yankees. Gardner was probably thinking that.

  241. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Strike 1 to Gardner was not a strike, causing him to go out of the zone on the eventual strike 3.

    Another AB changed by umpire.

  242. Butch June 6th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Offense looks good

  243. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    billy d – how many times in 3 posts can you change your argument to fit the situation?

  244. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    why is he swinging 3-0?

  245. sigh! June 6th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Two pitches and Jeter’s done as usual!

  246. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    come on yankees

  247. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    come on yankees

  248. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    carl – why do you have misspelled names in your… name?

  249. bruceb June 6th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Just logged on to the site and can’t quite believe it…the Yankees scoreless through five. That’s 3 runs in 28 innings. What the hell is wrong with this lineup? Has everyone lost their confidence form at exactly the same time? Another late-inning defeat looming.

  250. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Hold them down JAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  251. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    It seems like the Jays will win this game 1-0 when one of their steroid guys hits a homerun. The league should check how many times Galea visited this team.

  252. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    # mo June 6th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Please, don’t insult our intelligence. The Yankees have already lost this game. Get you head out of your a s s.
    ===========

    Then you don’t need to watch or comment anymore.
    Sounds good to me.

  253. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    ID:

    Are you suggesting these are good at bats the Yankees are having? I’ll get my head checked, but maybe you should pull your head out.

  254. Butch June 6th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    why would they ever bring up montero or romine? Some people are clueless

  255. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Wow, 3-0 and Nick Swisher swings away and pops up, actually with who is on deck, couldn’t blame him frankly.

  256. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Gardner swung at 2 pitches over his head. Not even close to strikes, thats not the ump’s fault.

  257. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Turning Swisher loose on a 3-0 count says more about the recent inability of Teixeira than the confidence in Swisher.

    Gardner was the key AB of that entire inning.
    If he gets on base, Morrow pitches out of the stretch and he’s a different pitcher.

  258. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    billy D – no i’m suggesting that you should stop belly-aching and crying over every single at bat. realize that the situation is not optimal for our patient lineup with a crazy umpire behind the plate. oh yeah, and STOP CRYING. and… stop crying.

  259. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    And yet with a fastball down the pipe, you criers would be screaming that he didn’t swing at a meatball.

    You bridge jumpers are morons.

  260. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    When we start blaming the umps, then you know things have gotten real balls up.

  261. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    # Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    carl – why do you have misspelled names in your… name?

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....nt-1393392

    read

  262. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    “Wow, 3-0 and Nick Swisher swings away and pops up, actually with who is on deck, couldn’t blame him frankly”
    ————————-

    The pitcher was on deck…I don’t blame him.

  263. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    If Javy gave up 10 runs this inning, I still wouldn’t blame him. This is all on the offense.

  264. Y's Guy June 6th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    it always amazes me how many more .340 hitters there would be in the majors if they would only play baseball instead of commenting on the lohud blog.

  265. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    ID:

    Interesting you can sit there pissing and moaning about umpiring then tell someone else to stop crying.

  266. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    carl – lol, gotcha. bring back damin and matsuy!

  267. m June 6th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Bonderman getting trashed by KC. And willis looked great in his Arizona debut. NL is a joke.

  268. sigh! June 6th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    7th inning and the automatic out is up again Tex. How is it the whole team can’t hit at the same time? Is this something contagious?

  269. Carlo June 6th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    CR – is ur argument seriously that the umpires are why this team is so fking inept? I mean do u really believe that?

    They have 3 runs in 29 fking innings? Ur saying that’s umpiring? Does facing the reality that this team can’t hit away from home and that our 3/4 combo is amongst the weakest in the AL this year scare u that much that u have to convince urself that its the umpires?

  270. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    # Y’s Guy June 6th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    it always amazes me how many more .340 hitters there would be in the majors if they would only play baseball instead of commenting on the lohud blog.

    ============

    And managers and GMs of the year.

  271. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    billy D – Yes, i can. The difference is that I’m complaining about something that is actually, in fact, being done wrong…

  272. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    It’s funny how everyone wrote off TOR after they lost Halladay. They are actually doing better now that he’s gone.

  273. whoever June 6th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Michelle give it a break – Gardner this, Gardner that

    Yup, Gardner is definitely the problem with this team, he continues to hold down this team. First time up he tripled just to embarass Jeter (K) and Swisher (K).

    Ya he swung at a bad pitch, but with this ump you probably don’t want to leave it in his hands.

    He is batting .312, getting on base and playing very good defensive outfield. He did the count to 3-2 each of his at bats. He is a role player and he is playing his role.

  274. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    # Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    carl – lol, gotcha. bring back damin and matsuy!

    lol

  275. bruceb June 6th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Everyone looks good pitching against this toothless lineup.

  276. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    we’re not getting those calls for javy

  277. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    ID:

    So am I. I’m bring up instances of bad at bats that cannot be reasonably attributed to the umpiring.

  278. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Fear and Loathing on the LoHud Yankee Blog?

  279. SMK June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    With this pitch count, unfortunately it doesn’t look like Javy can go 9.

  280. RS June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Well, that’s the game.

  281. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    GAME OVER!

  282. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Flaherty really wanted the no-hitter broken up

  283. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    You had to know that was coming.

  284. SMK June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I guess it doesn’t matter now…

  285. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Well there you go. We knew that the Yanks would lose on a homerun and there you go. Meatball homerun.

  286. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    They kept asking for Vernon to hit a HR off Javy.

    That’s not Javy’s fault.

    That’s Eckersley and the other loser on TBS. They were saying things the whole time trying to jinx Javy into giving up a HR.

  287. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    That’s it for the game.
    Now our leader should stand up. LOL

  288. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Javy better not lose this game

  289. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    billy D – every at bat in this game is effected by the strikezone that was established early in the game. you can’t just cherry pick spots that you like.

    there goes vernon, i’m getting out of here this place is going to explode with morons.

  290. Canada's Health Care helping the Blow Jays June 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    HGH Wells prevails. When will MLB test for HGH in the majors?

  291. m June 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Wow. So Gardner and Swisher had bad at- bats
    End of the world stuff.

  292. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Too bad Wells remembered this season how to hit major league pitching. But the batter didn’t matter Molina could hit that pitch out.

  293. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    # Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Well there you go. We knew that the Yanks would lose on a homerun and there you go. Meatball homerun.
    =

    I didn’t realize they were only playing 6 innings today. I guess you can stop watching and commenting then…

  294. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    you can’t throw that pitch at 0-2 to a HR hitter.
    that’s on Cervelli. Poor poor pitch selection.
    Epic fail.

  295. X June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Nice Try Javy :(
    That’s prolly Game with the way the Yanks look at the Plate.
    But Hopefully they will come thru.

  296. P- June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Now seriously, once Lind walked, who didn’t see that coming?

  297. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Doesn’t matter what Vazquez does when you score ZERO.

    This is beyond pathetic. They have not scored a run in the last 15 innings or so, and not against good pitching, but the terrible bullpen and 6.00 ERA Morrow.

    Vazquez has pitched an unbelievable game today, but when you don’t score any runs any mistake could be the game, and he doesn’t deserve a loss here but his offense is certainly giving him NOTHING as usual.

  298. bruceb June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Typical Vasquez. Hangs one over the middle of the plate on an 0-2 count. GAME OVER. THE YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEES lose…again. This team SUCKS.

  299. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I’m very surprised, and pleasantly so, by Javy. If he can keep this up, win or lose, we’ll be ok. That said, Morrow has a 6 ERA; you have to do better than this. The Jays pitching is very good, but the offense is seriously MIA. I don’t care how good the pitching (our pitching) is -if you can’t score runs, you can’t win.

  300. you could be a weiner ! June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    that s u x !…perfect game, then a walk and a homer and game is over !….yankees bats stink this whole series…no reason 2 think they can win this one….c ya,,,,headed to the pool !

  301. sigh! June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    How do you hit a home run on a sinkerball? There’s the game winner watch!

  302. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    “Michelle give it a break – Gardner this, Gardner that”
    ———————

    I was responding to the people blaming the umps. So no need for the lecture….

  303. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Someone should test this whole team. 96 HRs this early? Somebody is taking something.

  304. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Stuporstition to blame?

  305. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Javy gets the least amount of run support of any of our starters.

  306. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    welcome morons leave. LOL

  307. RS June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Yankees go 1-2-3 on 11 pitches?

  308. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Vazquez has done his job. 1 2-run HR when you have 9 K’s and a no-hitter. Go after him. Unfortunately, this lineup couldn’t score if Morrow walked the bases loaded with no outs.

  309. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Game over. Thanks a lot offense, you useless, overrated fools.
    The Roid Jays win again

  310. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Good game by Javy. It’s hard to pitch like that, thinking that if you make a single mistake, you’re gonna lose. The four walks are really what ended up doing him in. It elevated his pitch count, and the last one turned that in to 2 runs instead of just 1.

  311. Butch June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Javy pays for all the walks. Game over.

  312. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    # Matt June 6th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    you can’t throw that pitch at 0-2 to a HR hitter.
    that’s on Cervelli. Poor poor pitch selection.
    Epic fail.
    ======

    Do you even watch baseball? Did you see the spot and how Javy missed it?

    Jeez you people are ridiculously clueless.

  313. M June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    This is a disgrace.

  314. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    This place is Moron Central.

  315. Rick June 6th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    That’s OK. The Yankees will give Javy all the run support he needs ………… later this week vs. Houston at the Stadium for his next start.

  316. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Or what, Igotid, you’re going to send someone after him? That just sounds ridiculous. If he and the other SP have to be perfect in order for the Yankees to win, then just forget the playoffs. Wow, he made a mistake – big deal.

  317. TD June 6th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Michelle is by far the most ignorant poster here.

  318. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    sj – its amazing that these people get through every day without killing themselves over a hangnail…

  319. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    # SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    This place is Moron Central.
    ====

    Whether you’re the real SJ or not, truer words have never been written.

  320. Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Vazquez will give up a homerun soon and that will be the game. You can see it coming.

    /////

  321. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Nick being a horse’s arse?

  322. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    The Blue Jays are on roids. The entire roster, no doubt about it.

  323. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Ball 3 and Tex just swings through it.

  324. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    can we work some walks please?

  325. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    The Yankees lineup as a group should hang their head in disgrace at their performance in this series. They have looked gutless. Then we have to hear how special the Blue Jays are, apparently someone was beating them.

  326. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    1 mistake, thats all. The offense still has to score.
    Which means game over…

    As we speak, Tex sucks at the plate!

  327. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Tex can’t buy a friggin’ hit.

  328. m June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Whoever,

    Thanks for that response to Michelle. Pretty much what I was thinking when I read those comments about Gardner.

  329. DOUG June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    tex like a automatic out these days!

  330. JRod June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Why does no one ever say “Game Over” during games when the Yankees go up by 2?

  331. Ace June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Not a fun team this yr. Really paying the price for not signing Damon and finding a reliever.

  332. sigh! June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    This is where Gardner on 3rd, 1 out and nobody bringing him home will count. the score could have easily been 2-1.

  333. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    # Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Optimistic Poster June 6th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Vazquez will give up a homerun soon and that will be the game. You can see it coming.

    /////
    ========

    Good for you. Here’s a gold star and a mug that says “STFU”.

  334. RS June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Tex gets so many hits taken away because of the shift. If he doesn’t make some adjustments he’s never going to get his average up around .300

  335. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    macfan – can we volunteer you to tell cecil and romero that they aren’t having great seasons?

  336. S June 6th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  337. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Bring in Pena, Moeller, Russo, and some fans. They can hit better than this. Utter disgrace!

  338. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    How so?

  339. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    # JRod June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Why does no one ever say “Game Over” during games when the Yankees go up by 2?
    =====

    Because the bridge jumpers and morons on here are bridge jumpers and morons.

  340. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    ace – tired argument is tired. damon sucks this year and would only be hurting us on defense.

  341. TD June 6th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Sick of Tex

  342. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Glad the person who tries to impersonate me uses such obvious immature internet phrasing as “epic fail,” I mean how much more obvious can it be that it’s not me when someone does such a poor job?

    I can’t believe someone would be so offended by my posts that they would waste 2-3 hours of their own time trying to impersonate me on an internet blog. Your loss.

  343. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    BAL is next. The bats will come around against the Birds.

  344. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I’m beyond sick of Mark Teixiera by now, with his disgraceful .689 OPS, that is Casey Kotchman territory.

  345. TNeloms June 6th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Amazing how down everyone is. Javy has pitched an excellent game, and made one bad mistake. Hitting comes and goes. And the game isn’t over.

    The Yankees have the second best record in baseball, are on pace for 97 wins, and are also second best in runs scored to runs allowed. And somehow this team sucks? Rough patches happen to every team.

  346. Ace June 6th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    How would Damon bring hurting us on defense playing DH??

  347. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    JRod, you know why? Because we have Chad Godeep in the bullpen. and Joba will give up 8 runs when we’re up by 7.

  348. RS June 6th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    “Why does no one ever say “Game Over” during games when the Yankees go up by 2?”

    Because the Yankees have given up a ton of 7th and 8th inning runs this year…and you have to admit that the offense isn’t as potent in the late innings as it was last year.

  349. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    “I didn’t realize they were only playing 6 innings today.”
    ————-

    Yeah because the Yanks look like they are close to scoring a run today.

  350. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    “# Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    macfan – can we volunteer you to tell cecil and romero that they aren’t having great seasons?”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Doesn’t mean we can’t score more than 3 combined runs, the Yankees should be better than that.

  351. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Jorge… ground out to 2nd or K.

  352. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    it”Tex gets so many hits taken away because of the shift”

    That was one of the better left handed swings I’ve seen from him in awhile and it’s at a SS positioned almost right behind 2B.

  353. Randy June 6th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Because there’s no other person in the world named ‘Matt’.

  354. g June 6th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Why does no one ever say “Game Over” during games when the Yankees go up by 2?

    …………………………………………

    Because the new york yankees have the WORST BULLPEN IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

  355. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Amazing how YES fires David Cone, but keeps John Flaherty and lets Bob Lorenz call games.

  356. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Flaherty, the Yankees problem is that they all want hit HRs. get base hits!

  357. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    ace – because people have been hurt and he wouldn’t have been DH’ing? are you truly that clueless?

  358. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    1 hit and the Yankees are losing, LOL, this is too funny to believe.

  359. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you Posada

  360. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    macfan – now you’re gonna knock teixeira when he hits a ball hard right at a fielder? unreal…

  361. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    that was strike 3, with this umpire.

  362. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Can someone tell the Yankees 2 outs and men on base, doesn’t mean the inning has to end with a ground out.

  363. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Can someone tell me who the ‘draft’ works. How do you become the team that gets the first pick? Is it the worst team that gets first picks? I just don’t get why a team like the rays is stocked with new talent..

  364. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    carl – yeah, bob is absolutely awful to listen to. i had to turn off my center channel yesterday to stop the madness.

  365. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    GRANDY!!!!!!!ITS BUISNESS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

  366. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Randy,

    So if I posted under the name you commonly post under and tried to say stupid things would that be right? It’s obvious that they are trying to reproduce my style of posting, but are failing miserably.

    Either you are an idiot for actually believing such a thing when it’s pretty obvious, or you singling me out specifically as usual because you are insulted by my posts, wonder which it is? Again, someone who wastes 2 hours of their life trying to impersonate someone on a blog could only be someone like… you? Sad life you must live.

  367. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  368. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    NO WAY that was a strike.

    NO WAY.

    That has not been called all game for Javier Vazquez. What a joke.

  369. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    “# Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    macfan – now you’re gonna knock teixeira when he hits a ball hard right at a fielder? unreal…”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    You honestly believe that is the reason I’ve reached a new level of frustration with Teixeia.

    All we keep saying is he will turn it around, he will turn it around. Its the only thing left for us to say.

  370. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    p – worst record = 1st pick. tampa is stocked because they drafted them all 4-5 years ago when they were terrible. just like any other “good drafting” team, they will have 3-4 year spurts where their drafted talent gets called up, they produce for 3 years, then they sign somewhere else and the team goes back to the scrap heap.

  371. Tom June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Whatever happened to protecting with 2 strikes? Granderson seems to be the worst at that.

  372. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    The argument that Damon would hurt us in the field is laughable when you consider what Winn and Thames have done out there. Damon can’t throw, but he could catch a ball. How many balls has Thames simply missed? I would have taken Damon and his girly arm over Thames and Winn anyday.

  373. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Tex’s slump right now is worse than the one he had in April because he used to at least take walks to get on base. It’s almost as if Tex was relaxed in April because he was so confident he’ll work out of his funk, but now that it’s June he’s so anxious to collect base hits instead of just getting on base via walks if he has to.

  374. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    macfan – then stop posting like a child every time he makes an out. is that helping?

  375. Canada's Health Care helping the Blow Jays June 6th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Blow Jays augmenting the salaries of the umpires.

  376. Randy June 6th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Good job Grandy!

  377. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Fastball right over the plate…It’s sad…

  378. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I’m exactly who I pretend to be.

  379. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Morrow should have 5 walks

  380. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    “# Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    macfan – then stop posting like a child every time he makes an out. is that helping?”

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Who are you to tell people when to post and when not to post

    Oh get over yourself, always someone on the forum that thinks they can tell others what to do and what not to do. Stick to that in your own life buddy. This is an open forum.

  381. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    same pitch but its a ball for Javy

  382. Rick June 6th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Sick of Granderson… guy is a strikeout machine

    Dombrowski knew what he was doing when he got rid of him and got Jackson, who actually puts the ball in play. What good is the occasional HR if every other AB is a strikeout?

  383. sigh June 6th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I promised myself that when the Yankees didn’t answer immeiately after the Jays scored, I was gone. See ya!

  384. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I hope the Jays get another hit or two just so it doesn’t show up in the box score that the Yankees lost on a 1-hitter.

  385. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Wish YES had A K ZONE or YES ZONE!!!!!!!!!!!

  386. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I never thought I would say this, but this team has become very boring to watch hit.

    Macfan.. I feel the same about Tex. You cracked me up asking how we can be losing when they only have 1 hit :)

    uhhhhhhhhhhg!

  387. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Irrelevant:

    People are posting their feelings on this blog. What is it supposed to be? An educated discussion about astrophysics?! Sports are emotional. Fans are overly emotionally invested in their team, that’s why its fun. If we are not meant to post our feelings when we are upset, then this blog would be 5 posts deep.

  388. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    macfan – like you said, it’s an open forum and i’ll tell you what i want. explain to me how complaining every time he makes an out helps the situation. then explain to me why you think a single person here wants to read that you think he’s terrible.

  389. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    “NO WAY that was a strike”

    You’ve got to be kidding. Right over the outer third and that time it was right where the catcher set up. Granderson knew it was a strike.

  390. Owl June 6th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    The worst part about facing Baltimore… they are due. They are not losing 9 in a row to the Yanks/Sox and 14 in a row overall (they are currently on a 10 game losing streak).

    So we may hit, but our pitchers may get rocked. Just the way this season is going. Like scoring 11 runs against the Indians and losing.

  391. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    macfan,

    Irreverent Discourse calls everybody a child but the funny thing is, he is the biggest baby on this blog.. what an idiot.

  392. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    “Dombrowski knew what he was doing when he got rid of him and got Jackson, who actually puts the ball in play. ”

    You do realize that Austin has 61 strikeouts, right?

  393. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    “# RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I hope the Jays get another hit or two just so it doesn’t show up in the box score that the Yankees lost on a 1-hitter.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sadly I have a feeling this is just how it will turn out, 1 hitter loss. This sums up this teams performance on offense in this series.

    The pathetic Indians and Orioles made them look much better than what they really are in reality.

  394. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    just unfair to Javy!

  395. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    TBS K Zone clearly showed strike 3 to Granderson was indeed a ball.

  396. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    More offense?

    How about ANY offense?!

  397. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    So how many games in a row do we have to see this nonsense before it’s more than just a “bad stretch” and it is indicative of the actual team’s level of performance?

    If they lose today they are under .500 on the road. Going 6-1 against terrible teams at home does not mean you have “turned it around,” even mediocre teams can run off a stretch like that against teams like Cleveland and Baltimore.

    Where is the intensity from this team? They are giving away a ton of at bats with terrible approaches at the plate. They are not working the count, are having terrible at bats with runners on base, eventually you can’t tip your cap to EVERY PITCHER in the league and you have to hit someone. When a guy has a 6.00 ERA, almost everyone is hitting him, so there is little excuse for looking so terrible. He has good stuff, but he clearly is prone to implosions or his ERA wouldn’t be so high?

    Excuses excuses excuses. First it was the injuries, but now almost the entire regular lineup is back on the field. What is the excuse now? How many games are they going to strand tons of easy runs on the bases, have 10 pitch innings even with 5 guys coming to the plate, etc? You can’t keep sitting around hoping and praying that players turn it around, you need to shake things up and see if you can get some guys going.

    Girardi has seen success as a manager, but most managers would with the roster he’s had. He’s not bad, but he’s not good either, because all he does is hope and pray that his players live up to the back of their baseball card every night, rather than recognizing that players are sometimes in slumps and hot streaks where they are more or less likely to succeed in certain situations.

  398. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Poor Javy…… Offense stinks

  399. Carlo June 6th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I’m glad we got healthy and were able to stat pad against Baltimore and Cleveland so that people can be cavalier about getting humiliated by Toronto all weekend.

    Clev (4), Balt (3), Toronto (3), Baltimore, (3), Houston (3).

    16 games, and everyone is talking about 12-4 being the goal. 4 series against teams that are major league teams in name only. The one quality team we play during the stretch, we show up and get fking swept. 12-4 against this joke schedule will now require back to back sweeps of baltimore and houston. Then we can start playing real teams again after some stat padding and the limp bat society can return.

  400. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Irreverent Discourse I want to read macfan’s posts. He is much more articulate than you and he does not act like a child who tells everyone else they are acting like a child.

    Irreverent Discourse, true story.

  401. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    What a great job by JAVY!!!!!!!!Against an AL team by the way.

  402. Irreverent Discourse June 6th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    p – if all the morons left, i’d have nothing left to complain about. what a novel concept. help me out, would ya?

  403. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Cervelli has officially come back down to Earth. Any talk of him as a starting catcher of the future/bonifide starting catcher can now be squelched, bonifide backup end of story. Hopefully Austin Romine makes some strides this season, unlike Montero he has the defensive ability to stick at catcher, provided he can hit.

  404. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    If Cervelli swings at the first pitch AGAIN this inning, he needs to be benched.
    They need to get Morrow out of the game – his pitch count his high.

  405. Rick June 6th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Mariano needs work. If he doesn’t get work today, he’ll be very rusty in Baltimore.

  406. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    nice game by Javy, too bad he stands to lose after giving up only 1 hit.

  407. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Not even gonna watch the Yankees play Baltimore. Waste of time.

  408. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    6 outs away

  409. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    WAKE UP OFFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WAKE UP BATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WE can still WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  410. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Further, we should consider letting Derek retire at the end of this season and perhaps even Mo. What this team needs is a good shakeup.

  411. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    how many pitches this time up? 11? 9?

  412. Mike June 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    We are 13-15 in our last 28 games.

    7-14 if you take out that homestand (not fair to do that, but it just illustrates how that homestand was a mirage.)

  413. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    “# P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    macfan,

    Irreverent Discourse calls everybody a child but the funny thing is, he is the biggest baby on this blog.. what an idiot.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I’m so sick of individuals who think like that, always quick to call out others like they know what is best.

    Different fans have different reactions. I have been behind Tex all season long, saying he would snap out of it.

    I feel as a Yankee fan I have every right to be frustrated at watching what he is doing, when I see guys like Justin Morneau and Miguel Cabrera helping their teams at 1B on offense.

  414. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    Further, we should consider letting Derek retire at the end of this season and perhaps even Mo. What this team needs is a good shakeup

    coming off a world championship and a solid start to the season. this team needs a shakeup? BONEHEAD COMMENT OF THE YEAR RIGHT THERE!

  415. Joba to the Minors June 6th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    “Not even gonna watch the Yankees play Baltimore. Waste of time.”

    Same. Even if we win, who cares? They suck. Yipee… the $200 million dollar offense can beat one of the worst teams in baseball history! Championship!

  416. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    it’s funny that Irreverent Discourse calls everyone shares different opinions morons.
    I think he’s one of the biggest morons in this blog.

  417. pistol pete June 6th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Cashman’s disasterous arrogant off season is now rearing its ugly head. We have no DH since he decided to give Mr Brittle $5.5m and he’s gone for the year with another injury. Granderson is a strikeout machine who can’t hit leftys and he cost us A Jax who’s hitting over 330 and Coke a better lefty than what we have in the pen Kennedy a solid back of the rotation starter for Arizone who is young with a high ceiling and a lot of money, nice trade. Then we spend 11.5m on Vasquez and lose Melky and a live high ceiling young arm in Vizcaino who’s eating up Double a hitters this year. What did he do right in the off season, no matter let’s spend some more and get a bat our offense is pathetic. Also when is Girardi going to put Tex out of his misery and move him down in the lineup, this is getting ridiculous. Cano is 2 for 3 and of course Tex is 0 for 3 and par for the course.

  418. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Will some of you calm down. This place is such a joke !

    It’s June and last year the Yankees offense looked just as inept as it does now. Talk to me during the second half because that is when things really matter.

  419. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    THE LEAST THEY CAN DO IS BEAM A FEW OF THESE BLUEJAYS.. THAT WAS 100% INTENTIONAL

  420. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Ouch!

  421. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Cervy are you OK? Are you ok CERVY?

  422. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I think the 5 and 6 year olds in the park next door can shut out this offense.

  423. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Oh, sure, NOW he loses his control? Where was Typical Brandon Morrow during the OTHER 7 innings?

  424. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    PFOFs :mad:

  425. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    That Matt post @ 3:14 was not me.
    Someone is clearly trying to make me look like an idiot.

  426. Only on a Yankees blog June 6th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Can you imagine on a Yankees blog, the team is falling in rankings, and 2 teams are about to take their#2 spot, and you as a fan aren’t suppose to vent your frustration, just sing kumbyah, or risk being labeled a troll or moron while your team sinks down further?

  427. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    OUCH that was 95 In the shoulder.

  428. Billy D June 6th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    “THAT WAS 100% INTENTIONAL”

    Really? So he meant to hit a non-hitter with a 1-2 pitch while holding a 2-0 lead?

  429. Al June 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Yanks are 4-10 in their last 14 road games

    Offense’s numbers in those games?

    2, 4, 0, 2, 0, 2, 3, 4, 1, 3, 1, 1, 2, 0 (so far today)

  430. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    The Blue Jays bullpen blew 2 leads to Tampa this week. We have let every single one of their starters pitch into the 8th inning. Terrible job by the offense in this series .

    Good lineups can run up a guy’s pitch count even if he is pitching well by fouling some pitches off and having quality at bats with the few runners they get on base. The Yankees lineup has been getting beaten both physically and mentally at the plate, as they have started helping these guys out by chasing a lot of garbage early in counts as well.

    The offensive struggles on the road are starting to become more than just a bad stretch, they are starting to look like a very real aspect of the team. If they can score a ton of runs every game at home, and mysteriously always stop hitting every time they take to the road, and immediately start hitting as soon as they get home, maybe that means something more is at work than just bad luck?

  431. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    And there’s Pissant Pete’s usual post blasting Cashman. Game thread is complete.

  432. JRod June 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I find it hard to believe you intentionally drill a guy with a 1-2 count to lead off an inning in a 2-run ballgame.

  433. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    6.00 ERA LOOKS LIKE THE NEXT CY YOUNG !!!!

    Baseball bats are for hitting baseballs, not for chopping air!

  434. Tyler June 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Donnie-

    I just don’t think the Yanks have the right approach right now. Plus with how cold they are right now why wouldn’t he just pound the zone. They put no pressure on him at all. Hopefully, they can come around now and rally to win this thing.

  435. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Anyone who calls themselves a Yankee fan and isn’t disgusted with our lack of offense in this series must be really cool and calm or a casual fan.

    No passionate fan would find this performance acceptable.

    Notice no one got on Pettitte, no one is getting all over Vazquez, not even Burnett frankly in the 1st game.

    It is the lineup that is not pulling their weight and being called out and Tex is a huge part of that.

  436. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    JRod,

    I am just trying to get fired up :-)

  437. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Judging from some of the comments in here, it is clear that BOS trolls are masquerading as Yankee fans on this blog. There is no way that real Yankee fans would say some of the stuff I’m reading here. It’s not possible.

  438. Rick June 6th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I think it was intentionally

    Jays know they are about to sweep us and want us to know they are for real. So they hit us to try and intimidate us.

  439. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Here these ******** Stooges on TBS are hoping for a double play from Gardner.

  440. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Wow, now the impersonator is even pretending to impersonate himself. By the way, I never use the ‘@’ symbol, I write my words out because unlike you, I actually try to phrase my opinions with some semblance of cohesion and thought, rather than just mindless criticism like you seem to think.

    As they say, hiding behind someone else’s name is the ultimate form of cowardice. Someone who goes out of their way on an internet blog to impersonate someone clearly has no life anyway, so that speaks for itself.

  441. Matt (in Toronto) June 6th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Haha! I never usually comment or even read the comments here, but some of you are acting pretty ridiculous. It’s June 6th, we are only 2 games out of 1st and people are acting like the season is done.

  442. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    ill take it!!!!!!!!

  443. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    “THE LEAST THEY CAN DO IS BEAM A FEW OF THESE BLUEJAYS.. THAT WAS 100% INTENTIONAL”

    The caps were to be sarcastic… too bad there is not a “[/sarcasm]” button

  444. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    oh no?! hopefully he’s ok. We can’t have Thames in LF anymore.

  445. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Robben’s injury isn’t that bad.He will go the world cup!!!yeahhhhhhhhhhhh baby

    Let’s go Yankees!

  446. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    jeter must bunt. cannot stand to see him groundout/gidp again

  447. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    “# Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    As they say, hiding behind someone else’s name is the ultimate form of cowardice. Someone who goes out of their way on an internet blog to impersonate someone clearly has no life anyway, so that speaks for itself.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    LOL, some folks have nothing better to do. :)

  448. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Those numbers Al just posted are proof. This team cannot hit on the road.

  449. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I’m curious to know exactly how long Tex would have to slump for Girardi to consider flipping him with Cano.

    David Wright got off to a similarly bad start with the Mets this year, and now he’s batting fifth behind rookie Ike Davis.

    It’s not like Tex has to bat eighth and be humiliated like what Torre did to Arod in the ’06 ALDS. The Yankees could easily spin it to say that they want Cano to get more ABs.

  450. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    jete should bunt. no dp please

  451. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    the first pitch to Jeter is not strike

  452. Carlo June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Much of why this blog sucks from a posting standpoint is because its the only blog that has so many idiots that a day doesn’t go by without 80 posts mentioning damon and matsui. Its 2010, they are both gone, move on now.

  453. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    JETER NO DP RIGHT HERE PLEASE!

  454. m June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Matt,

    What are you trying to say? Why do you think the Yankees are struggling on the road?

  455. Tex needs to hit 8th June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    We need Nick Johnson back.

    Coincidence that this lineup has looked inept since he got hurt?

    He got hurt that 2nd game in Boston. We won that day big, then after that… we are under .500, can’t hit on the road, and have been in a month-slump offensively, save for the mirage homestand.

  456. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    # Laura – What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Judging from some of the comments in here, it is clear that BOS trolls are masquerading as Yankee fans on this blog. There is no way that real Yankee fans would say some of the stuff I’m reading here. It’s not possible.
    ===========

    The problem is, after a WS win, you get a good amount of bandwagoners that don’t know a thing about actual baseball, but who think they know everything about how the team should be run, managed, pitched and hit.

    Not saying that these morons are that, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

    But the bridge jumpers have always existed in game threads. Mostly why I don’t post here much anymore.

  457. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Al,

    It has been pretty apparent that they have been struggling to score on the road, but those numbers are really just eye opening.

    Anyone who keeps brushing off these observations needs to take a look at that post up there. It’s hard to believe that a team with as much talent as this one could put up numbers like that even with a compromised lineup, but these struggles are real and very extended now

  458. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    That…was a strike? Really? Good Christ almighty.

  459. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Don’t mistake passion for stupidity, as most of you children in here are doing.

  460. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Macfan,

    TEX right now is the absolute cause of it !!! He is fudging contagious in his misery.

  461. JM June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I am beginning to think there is something physically wrong with Tex. I wonder if he has had his eyes checked or may need Lasik. He has been slumping since the end of September last year. I can’t believe he just forgot how to hit.

  462. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Laura
    The majority of posters on this blog are idiots. And Austin Jackson is average at best and all he does is stikeout. IPK can’t pitch in the AL let alone AL East, and pitching in the weak NL West is like pitching little league ball.

  463. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    “Anyone who calls themselves a Yankee fan and isn’t disgusted with our lack of offense in this series must be really cool and calm or a casual fan.”

    Matt, just because I’m not ready to slit my throat on June 6th doesn’t make me any less of a Yankees fan than you. In fact, I think that I’m more of a fan than you are because I stick with my team through the good times and the bad times. I’m committed to the Yankees regardless of how they do. They can finish last or win the World Series – it doesn’t matter which. They are my team for life!

  464. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    how come YES doesn’t use K zone?

  465. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Jete!!!

  466. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    YES

  467. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Nowhere near a strike to Jeter on Strike 2.

  468. X June 6th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    w00t Jeets!

  469. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Matt
    Someone is clearly trying to make me look like an idiot.
    ————————————————————————–
    You don’t need any assistance.

  470. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Umpire tried to F up his ab…. still got the job done

  471. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Way to go, Jeter. Beautiful stroke.

  472. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    That’s exactly what we needed!! Now bring these runs home please!!

  473. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    all right, the heart of lineup is coming….

  474. Tex needs to hit 8th June 6th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Al June 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Yanks are 4-10 in their last 14 road games

    Offense’s numbers in those games?

    2, 4, 0, 2, 0, 2, 3, 4, 1, 3, 1, 1, 2, 0 (so far today)

    ———————

    Everyone needs to read this post if they think this team is OK offensively, especially on the road.

  475. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Wow, that pitch to Jeter was not even close to a strike on 1-1. The pitch he just had to swing at was actually a ball as well that he had to chase because of the expanded zone, but luckily he hit it this time because Downs throws only 90 and not 97.

    When a pitcher has good stuff like a Brandon Morrow, the expansion of the strike zone matters a lot more because his stuff is difficult to hit when it is off the plate. That is our point, we’re not just mindlessly whining about this stuff. A guy like Downs is hittable sometimes in many spots, but when you are facing a guy with good stuff who is getting those calls, it becomes almost impossible to hit him.

  476. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    The majority of posters on this blog are idiots. And Austin Jackson is average at best and all he does is stikeout. IPK can’t pitch in the AL let alone AL East, and pitching in the weak NL West is like pitching little league ball.

    THIS ^

  477. 2010: The Lost Season June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    A triple play coming up next?

  478. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Way to go CAPTAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  479. JRod June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    P-, the sarcasm definitely went over my head, haha. I guess I’m getting too used to people who actually scream bloody murder every time a Yankee is hit and want to start retaliating.

  480. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    ###
    Tex needs to hit 8th June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    We need Nick Johnson back.

    Coincidence that this lineup has looked inept since he got hurt?

    He got hurt that 2nd game in Boston. We won that day big, then after that… we are under .500, can’t hit on the road, and have been in a month-slump offensively, save for the mirage homestand.

    ######

    ARE YOU BEING SARCASTIC?! Nick Johnson is easily the worst decision this year. We could have signed Johnny Damon. But Cashman tried to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

  481. m June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Of there’s any justice javy will win this game

  482. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    “# SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Don’t mistake passion for stupidity, as most of you children in here are doing.”

  483. pistol pete June 6th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    The other Phil So what trade or signing do you think Cashman did well with in the off season, and let’s not forget he’s got the most money to spend, come on Phil tell me which one of the moves was a good one.

  484. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    The road numbers also reflect the month the team played with half the lineup either out injured or slumping.

    They spent a good chunk of May on the road.

  485. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    # 2010: The Lost Season June 6th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    A triple play coming up next?

    oh no, LOL

  486. DOUG June 6th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    like the attitude laura

  487. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Who can we use to pinch hit for Tex????

  488. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Nice time to do some DAMAGE!!!!!!!!!!WAKE UP BATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WE WILL WIN THIS GAME!!!!!

  489. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    The 3:23 post isn’t mine.

  490. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    At least let Javy off the hook for a loss.

  491. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Can Tex bunt?

  492. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Laura,

    You might want to read who actually wrote that post. While I’m flattered that you will also go out of your way to single out every post you assume is by me, you might want to actually make sure it is before you attempt to criticize me back.

  493. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Right down the MOTHER ******* Middle and he let it just go.

  494. SportsGeek June 6th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Great hit Jete!!!

    BUT.. I’m thinking too myself, why didn’t Gardner score?
    … then I’m listing all the possibilities:
    1. there’s no outs and the Yanks are playing it safe
    2. Toronto RF got to the ball quickly and made a quick throw toward home and Gardner hit the brakes and went back to 3rd
    3. Gardner slipped somewhere on the basepath
    4. ??? what else??

  495. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    That was definitely NOT a swing. NO WAY.

  496. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    BULL ********* He didnt go!

    MOTHER **********

    ***************** S*********** ********* ****** ******

    FFFFFFFFFFFF********************************************************

  497. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    oh fxxk, the home ump is a joke

  498. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Get his ass Joe

  499. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Wasn’t even close to a swing. This guy is just the absolute worst.

  500. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Girardi fire the team up moment

  501. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Come on, Joe. HIT HIM!

  502. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Come on, Tex. Just roll over one weakly to 1B.

  503. Tom in N.J. June 6th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    The umpire didn’t even look him in eye….

  504. RalphieD (OPPC) June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    AWFUL CALL…

  505. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Are they really doing this?

  506. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    why do they walk Tex?

  507. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Alex has to make them pay here.

  508. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Wow. If Eck says something positive about the Yanks, you know its bad.

  509. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    This is the problem with the current Yankees in a nutshell – RISP.
    If the Yankees don’t score here – I won’t post on here for a month.

  510. JRod June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Are you sure about this Cito?

  511. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    ****** ***** ** BULL ****** **** MOTHER ****** BYFUGLIEN CARCILLOS !!!!!!!!! ****** ******

    THEY SCREWED US!

  512. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    He checked his swing!!

    And what are the Jays doing walking Tex?? LOL

  513. Matt (in Toronto) June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    HAHA! They’re walking Tex to face Alex?

    Oh man… GO A-ROD!!!

  514. Joe from Long Island June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    It was only a matter of time before Joe got tossed. These ball-strike calls have been really bad all day.

    And the replay confirms that Swish held up. Just awful job by the ump.

    I know we’ll never know, but I wonder what the repercussions within MLB are for bad umpiring.

  515. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    GEt HIM GI JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!What a bad UMPIRING JOB!!!!!!!!!!!WAKE UP YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  516. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    with ump’s help, A-Rod will be K-ed

  517. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I like seeing a little fire from Girardi, but it’s funny seeing him all mad while he’s wearing those braces.

  518. DOUG June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    PATHETIC AT BEST

  519. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    That is one of the worst calls I’ve seen. And now Tex is getting walked? Gaston got 1 gift and now is giving the worst hitter in the majors first base? weird

  520. Scott June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    You know what, Tex…. as comical at may be, the numbers since Nick Johnson went down do paint a bleak picture.

    Even though he wasn’t doing much, he was still taking a ton of pitches. Someone showed a stat how only like 4 pitchers pitched into the 7th inning against us prior to that Fenway series. Now? It seems like everyone is pitching into the 7th, even the likes of Bonderman, Morrow, Masterson, Matuz, etc.

    We also had a grinder like Swisher at the bottom and the lineup was circular. Since then, this offense has been toast. Not only are they not hitting, they are not even seeing pitches as evident by how deep the starter has been going against us since the Fenway series.

  521. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I hate the rampant railing on umpires that goes on, on this blog. But that was kind of ridiculous.

    You’d think after what happened to Jim Joyce that umpires out there would be especially careful and develop some humility.

  522. whoever June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    SportsGeek,

    Again, it’s Gardner’s fault.

    or, maybe the third base coach held him up. You left out that possability.

  523. whoever June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    SportsGeek,

    Again, it’s Gardner’s fault.

    or, maybe the third base coach held him up. You left out that possability.

  524. Sean Serritella June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Wait, are the Blue Jays kidding me? The worst hitter in baseball, Mark Teixeira is being walked for Alex Rodriguez? Thank you.

  525. SportsGeek June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    4. Gardner had to hold back at first because he thought maybe Jeter’s hit could be caught
    … Now I’m thinking that’s probably the reason…

  526. qiantom June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I have had enough with the stupid umpires.

  527. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Yeah so, this game is fixed. Ump being paid off for sure.

  528. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    When an umpire calls a guy out without asking for help and has consistently expanded the zone in only one direction in this game, it is clear that he is favoring a specific team.

    Just the fact that he immediately tossed Girardi says everything you need to know right there. He makes calls that he clearly knows are wrong, and then tosses the manager immediately to cover up the fact.

    A good umpire does not go on a power trip like that and just start inciting conflict. Someone who would do such a thing cannot be trusted to make objective calls as well.

    And why in the world would they IBB Teixeira right now? That only can help the Yankees out here.

  529. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    WOW!!!!!PURPOSLY WALKING TEX TO BRING UP AROD!!!!!!!!!!HE TAKES THIS PERSONAL!!!!!!!!!!

  530. TNeloms June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Did they show a replay of the swing from a side or aerial angle? They didn’t show it on the Toronto broadcast, which is what I’m watching.

  531. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    And he’s just down 0-2 immediately. Expect the K.

  532. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Lucky break!!

  533. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    BAD call!!!

  534. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Yes Gardner with his speed

  535. RalphieD (OPPC) June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    nice gardner…

  536. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Nice tie game. Make em pay Alex.

  537. SportsGeek June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    “Holy S_it!!”
    The last 2 times Tex was Intentionally walked to load the bases, A-Rod hit a Grand Slam

  538. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    oh yes! FU, TOR!

  539. The Other Phil (Don't feed the trolls) June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    # CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    And he’s just down 0-2 immediately. Expect the K.

    ======

    You really are an idiot.

  540. MG June 6th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    is that the same Jose Molina who failed to block that pitch that is the greatest defensive catcher of all time?

  541. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    He just took a pitch right in the strike zone.

  542. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Come on

  543. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Ill TAKE IT!!!!!! NO need to be greedy!!!!!Just need a single here!!!!!!!!

  544. Yankee44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    MLB’s wonderful officiating crew looking to steal another one from us.

  545. Kevin June 6th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    SWING THE BAT!!!!!!!!!!

    Geez, Granderson and A-Rod don’t seem to comprehend that YOU NEED TO SWING AT STRIKES!

  546. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    The Other Phil

    It was meant as a reverse Jinx.

  547. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    “You might want to read who actually wrote that post. While I’m flattered that you will also go out of your way to single out every post you assume is by me, you might want to actually make sure it is before you attempt to criticize me back.”

    Matt, I’ve read enough stuff by you that my comments can still be addressed to you. All you do is whine about the offense, even in games that were lost by pitching. Stop whining and stand by your team.

  548. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    The futility of Tiex+Arod is hillarious

    What were you looking for?

  549. SportsGeek June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Wild Pitch!!

    “Well there goes the Grand Slam!!”

    I’ll take that “bad” with the good- run scored.

  550. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    **** YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! MOTHER ********S!

    YOU PIECES OF MOTHER ******** ******* UMPIRES

    *********** YOU, YOU PIECES OF *****

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

    And I’m out of there. This kind of juvenile embarrassing stuff makes this blog look ridiculous.

  551. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    if Frasor can’t end the inning for Toronto, I’m sure the HP umpire will

  552. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    wow 2 hit batters and a wild pitch is the only way we can score!!!!!

    Eject Joe G every game please!

  553. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Another situation in which they just need to put the ball in play to score a run, and A-Rod is up there staring at a fastball out over the plate.

    How many runners are going to be stranded out there in situations in which you do not even need a hit to score a run? The inability to get home the Gardner triple early on could be the difference in this game if they don’t score another here.

  554. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    CANDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!HES ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  555. SportsGeek June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Now, let’s see Robbie bring ‘em home. He needs a few RBI’s… and Vazquez will get the W.

  556. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Cano!!!!

  557. RalphieD (OPPC) June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    yes robbie!!!!

  558. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Cano!! Yankees MVP

  559. JRod June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    CANO !!!!!!!!

  560. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Cano laces a 2 RBI hit and the HP ump shed tears

  561. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Cano !

  562. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ******* ******* ******!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  563. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    CANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  564. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    LETS GO YANKEES CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  565. Tom in N.J. June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Robinson Cano: Superstar

  566. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Angel

    Im sorry. I wont do it again. I was just angry.

  567. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Robbie!!!

  568. S June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    ITS ABOUT TIME!!!!

    HELL YES!!!!

  569. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CANDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  570. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    HUGE HIT from Cano. About time somebody got a hit in a crucial spot. Excuses only go so far, you need to get it done out there eventually with all of the chances they’ve had.

  571. MG June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    this is the same Robbie Cano that was attacked by almost every one of your morons last year for not hitting with RISP. That any of you, and each of you know who you are, now applaud him for being the best hitter in the AL this year in any situation shows just how little you know about baseball.

  572. X June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Hope they hold it!! Javy deserves a win for the game he pitched today.

  573. SportsGeek June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Hah!!!!… I called it!!!

  574. pistol pete June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Cito Gaston is an idiot, can you imagine walking Tex who’s been an automatic out and then pitching to Cano in the same situation, unbelievable, a gift from the Gods.

  575. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    WOHHHOOOOOOOOOOO Javy can get win

  576. BPorty June 6th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I don’t post here a lot, but I absolutely cannot believe Cano. He has had a start to this season unlike any other. He is a definite All Star, and an MVP candidate. The Yanks have him to thank for A LOT of there victories. Awesome hitting with 2 outs. Tex should learn that that’s what it means to be CLUTCH

  577. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Cano is a national hero

  578. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Good take that Toronto and knob off you yid tossing ump.

  579. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Laura – What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Matt, I’ve read enough stuff by you that my comments can still be addressed to you. All you do is whine about the offense, even in games that were lost by pitching. Stop whining and stand by your team.

    Laura, I am sorry you feel that way.
    I will try to be a better Yankee fan. I promise. I have seen the light.

  580. Bighead June 6th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Wow, would you look at that. The Yankees take the lead. I wish you negative fans that think the world is ending would go kill yourselves. There how that for negativity. I’ve never read such moronic comments.

  581. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    This all comes down to the Blue Jays walking Teixeira. Even if he made a productive out and tied the game, it’s unlikely that the Yankees would have ended up scoring 4 runs if the Jays just pitched to him. Thanks Cito!

  582. Joba says they had good ABs June 6th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Agree. Excuses only go so far.

    Nice to see Robbit come through

  583. Hobbs June 6th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Joba into the game = Loss ?

  584. SportsGeek June 6th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Wow.. Cano has 3 of the Yankees 6 hits today. Thank God for the 2 HBP this inning!!

  585. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Cito pulled a Girardi with all those changes

  586. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Even with that K, Alex is still 5 for 6 when Tex is IBB’d in front of him.

  587. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    HIP HIP JAVY!!!!!!HIP HIP JAVY!!!!!!!Realy deserves this win pitched his tail off.Almost JOBA TIME!!!!!!!

  588. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Bighead, we easily got a gift from Gaston. Let people vent and SHUT UP!

  589. MG June 6th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Another situation in which they just need to put the ball in play to score a run, and A-Rod is up there staring at a fastball out over the plate.

    How many runners are going to be stranded out there in situations in which you do not even need a hit to score a run? The inability to get home the Gardner triple early on could be the difference in this game if they don’t score another here.

    ——————————————————–
    Matt, considering Arod has produced runs at an incredibly high rate this year with RISP and hit Grand slam HRs the last two times he was in this position it is clear all of your baseball knowledge (however little that is) is based on video games, not real life. Give it a rest already, your act is stale and pathetic.

  590. ron June 6th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    Matt
    Someone is clearly trying to make me look like an idiot.
    ————————————————————————–
    You don’t need any assistance.

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

    lmfao

  591. Seth June 6th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Now, this intentional walk by TOR will actual work, unlike walking Tex

    Granderson can’t hit a beach ball and he extends his swing in the clutch. He is an easy out in big spots and vs. lefties.

  592. Fire Bud Selig June 6th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Wow. Why would you walk Tex but not Cano?

    Throw a meatball down the middle to someone hitting 370 but give a free pass to a guy who earned himself a golden sombrero a day ago.

    HILARIOUS.

  593. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    SJ is right about the road #s reflecting the fact that the Yankees have been hurt/on the road almost all year. I still wonder when we’re going to get that home cooking – big deal, we had 6 games at home. I want to know when we are going to spend a month at home for the most part.

  594. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Girardi’s flying spittle woke them from their slumber.

    Non-Trembley, prepare to tremble!

  595. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Joba on back to back days…. please be good Joba today

  596. Joba to the Minors June 6th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    “Almost JOBA TIME!!!!!!!”

    That is supposed to be good news?

  597. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Joba time.

  598. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Great piece of hitting by Cano. What an absolute stud. What a professional piece of hitting, in a key spot for a struggling team.

  599. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Laura,

    What makes you think I’m not standing by my team? Another assumption from someone who already admitted to attempting to insult me for things I didn’t even write.

    Just because I am critical does not mean I root for these guys and want them to win. If you can’t understand that, then you clearly do not understand the different degrees of fandom and are pretty close minded. Just because I don’t think our $20 million first baseman deserves a pat on the back for having 2.5 terrible months so far doesn’t mean I will root for him to fail or want him DFA/released/sent to AAA.

    You have to live with the reality, whether the good or bad. Living in a delusion in which everyone can do no wrong couldn’t be much better than criticizing everything any player does, no?

    Extremism is bad in every case, and I don’t just blindly criticize everyone and everything, but you wouldn’t know that because you don’t even read who wrote the posts, so you wouldn’t even know what comments to attribute to me?

  600. g June 6th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    ut it’s funny seeing him all mad while he’s wearing those braces

    Is he wearing Invisaligns?

  601. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Javy knows he wanted to look at Jeters butt

  602. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    *does not mean I don’t root

  603. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Walking Tex to face Alex is just abominably bad baseball; have these managers seen how awful Tex has been? Nevermind the fact that Alex is a far superior hitter.

  604. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    seems like cito outmanaged himself. by walking tex.

  605. California June 6th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I just turned on the game and the Yankees scored 4 runs.

    I guess I’m their good luck charm.

  606. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Rommie?

    He should be pounded on principle alone.

  607. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Weird…… Granderson has looked best vs lefties since coming off DL

  608. super scuff June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    So morons…. what say now? Some of you are troll yankee haters and not fans. How pathetic that you come to the blog and talk crap. But you so called yankee fans who give up on the team when down by only 2 runs….you should not watch at all.

  609. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Cisco let them pay

  610. whoever June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    On the passed ball that Gardner scored on, Alex was holding up his hand and telling him to stay.

    Just as Gardner started his slide, Alex started waving him in. lol

  611. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    It would be nice to pinch hit Thames here. Cervelli looks tired.

  612. TNeloms June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Seriously, it’s okay to be a little upset when your team isn’t doing well, but people saying that this team sucks, that Javy sucks, and that this game was over were just being ridiculous.

    The Yankees are an excellent team, and the fact that they didn’t hit for a little bit there doesn’t suddenly negate the fact that they’ve scored the most runs of any team, and Javy pitched extremely well today, making one mistake. This team is in great shape.

  613. Bighead June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Brian, I’m just saying.

    ALL they do is VENT. Every game about how we suck and this and that. How everyone should retire. Javy sucks, Tex sucks, it’s gets old.

    And nnnnooooooooooo yyyoooooouuuuu shhhuuuuut uuuuuppppp!

  614. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    That’s a nice swing by Cervelli. The exact type of swing he should be taking. Good job Frankie!

  615. SportsGeek June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    5 free baserunners and 2 hits so far this inning.

    “We’ll take it!!”

  616. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Hell YEAh ITS SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!JOBA TIME!!!!!!!!!!Hope hes been warming up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  617. Marcus June 6th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Where are all the Cervelli fans now?

    He’ll be down to .250 by the time Posada is ready to catch. He has filled in very well, but he is a backup catcher, period.

  618. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Managers seem to want to test Arod in every big spot possible. Tex is hitting .200 why would you put an extra runner on base?!! Makes little sense. That is something Girardi would do with the matchups.

  619. MG June 6th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Joba threw hard yesterday, hopefully he repeats that today. They have a full bullpen to get 3 outs and get to Mo as well.

  620. Tell it like it is!! June 6th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    As Yankees fans,NEVER LET ANYONE, SHUT YOU UP VENT BABY VENT!! The old folks are trying to shut you up. Show your support loudly always.

  621. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Bighead, no one hear is a broadcaster or a sports writer. we just want a forum to cheer and Boo our team’s accomplishments and failures. If people want to rant and rave, just ignore it. You can make your positive comments about Teixeira’s .196 average.

  622. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Joba please leave the meatballs in the bullpen

  623. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Fire Bug Selig:

    IT was NOT a “golden sombreros” it was a “platinum sombreros” 5 SO’s has only been done 56 times in the entire history of MLB.

  624. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Where was that pitch?????????????????????????????????????

  625. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    “# super scuff June 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    So morons…. what say now? Some of you are troll yankee haters and not fans. How pathetic that you come to the blog and talk crap. But you so called yankee fans who give up on the team when down by only 2 runs….you should not watch at all.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    The team was losing on 1 hit by Toronto, when Javy full deserves the win.

    From the earliest days of fandom you have had folks who will scream out loud and folks who won’t. Just like in life, we aren’t all alike. Doesn’t mean one fan doesn’t want the Yankees to win just as the next fan.

  626. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Good Joba please.

  627. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Here we go with worthless Joba.

  628. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    And it cost us a double.

    Why is this TBS commentator yelling. He didnt yell at any of the balls we hit.

  629. Jay June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Actually, the injuries are not as big a factor for the road offensive woes as people make it out to be.

    In that same time span, we were 3-4 at home, but we scored

    8, 7, 3, 11, 6, 6, 6 runs during our homestand

    So even when we were losing games, we still hit at home. We took that same lineup to Citi Field and Minnesota and couldn’t hit a beach ball. Yet we mashed with the compromised lineup at home.

  630. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Are you kidding me??? Molina driving the ball. Unreal…

  631. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Gotta catch that

  632. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Matt, no one is saying that Tex should be padded on the back for struggling. As fans, we can be disappointed that the Yankees aren’t tearing the cover off of the ball. But at some point, you have to come up for air. You’ve been told this before – I know this because I’ve said it to you before. The only time I ever see you is when the team is struggling. You are always on here whining about the offense. I literally cannot remember a post you’ve written that wasn’t doing that. It is beyond old.

  633. BPorty June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    THAT WAS EMBARASSING

  634. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Joba doing his Kyle Farnsworth impression. Buckle up folks

  635. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    wow…

  636. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    you gotta be kidding me

  637. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    First pitch to Molina was about as good a strike as you will ever see, and it was called a BALL!

    But of course for Brandon Morrow the strike zone runs from batter’s box to batter’s box?

    Wonder why these guys don’t want instant replay in the games? I mean we already see that they miss so many calls on TV anyway, so why wouldn’t someone want a tool that helps them get calls right and HELPS them do their job?

    Maybe because they are making bad calls for a reason?

  638. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Get Joba out now. He’s got nothing again.

    Wait, and he will give up 10.

  639. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Oh brother. Just get Joba out of the game right now. Girardi should know that when it rains with Joba, it pours.

  640. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    It’s alright to compalin but when you trash the team that you say that you love only shows that you are a troll or a bandwagon fan.

  641. Rick June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Crank it up Mariano. You’ll be needed sooner than later.

  642. Northy June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Bad Joba today… he’ll cost the Yankees another game i 5-10 minutes

  643. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    And a seeing eye single. What a joke. Cervelli has a nice 2 run single, just right at the RF. And here they are with the tying run on base already.

  644. Killa Cali June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    And Shater brings in Matt “I can’t get anyone out” Albers in a tie game, and he walks the leadoff guy.

    Looks like the Sox are going on to another easy win

  645. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Get pathetic Joba out of this game. Bring in Robertson. Don’t let this loser blow this game.

  646. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Joba…pffff

  647. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    2 batters in, the lead is cut in half. When will this Joba experiment end?

  648. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Why are my favorite Yankee players destroying this team?

  649. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    LOL

    double-single

  650. hey Kelvin says June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Bad joba LOL damn

  651. BPorty June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    GET JOBA OUT….bottom of the order should be 1-2, then maybe a single to Hill….Fat Slob

  652. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    BUCKLE DOWN JOBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  653. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    “Where are all the Cervelli fans now?”

    Right here, pal! You got a problem with ‘Cisco, you gotta come through me! :evil:

    Very impressive job by Jose Molina. His catching skills are pretty much gone, but his bat and wheels still make him valuable.

  654. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    1 hit through 7 by javy and 2 hits without an out in the 8th…

  655. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    First pitch of the inning changed the whole inning.

  656. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    now that their are no Joba rules you see that he is wildly inconsistent

  657. pistol pete June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Why is Granderson playing center, Gardner is a far better defender, he would have had that ball. That said hold on to your seats Joba’s in and usually struggles 2 days in a row

  658. g June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Why does no one ever say “Game Over” during games when the Yankees go up by 2?

    …………………………………………

    Because the new york yankees have the WORST BULLPEN IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

  659. chan ho's runs June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I asked nicely…said please and evetything. Not good enough I guess.

  660. Paul June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    such a dismal weekend

  661. Tom June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Joba for Roy Oswalt? Yes please!

  662. S June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Mariano’s inevitable retirement: the saddest day in franchise history since the death of Thurman Munson.

    They will have to overpay for Joakim Soria. Mark my words.

  663. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Staying too long with Joba. Big, big mistake.

  664. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Joba is so up and down. I hope he doesn’t blow it because I am really getting tired of his act.

  665. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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

    DOUBLE PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  666. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    And Shater brings in Matt “I can’t get anyone out” Albers in a tie game, and he walks the leadoff guy.

    Looks like the Sox are going on to another easy win

    ___

    Uhhhh…Shatner was fired last week pal.

  667. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    double-single-dp

    not bad, LOL

  668. P- June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Nice DP by Cano!

  669. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Go away Fake SJ44

  670. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    complain

  671. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Wow, Mo………..

  672. Brian June 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    no fooling around here, good move Tony!

  673. BPorty June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Tom – I second that. Definitely Definitely trade Joba for Oswalt if that ever came up. Let him close in Houston, a team where no pressure is needed.

  674. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    tony pena taking NO CHANCES

  675. Bighead June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Brian says:
    June 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    Bighead, no one hear is a broadcaster or a sports writer. we just want a forum to cheer and Boo our team’s accomplishments and failures. If people want to rant and rave, just ignore it. You can make your positive comments about Teixeira’s .196 average.
    —————-
    I know. But some of these people have absolutely no baseball knowledge. The teams been cold, no doubt. But the dfa, retire, they suck talk gets old. Especially, Before the game or fown 2 runs.

  676. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    wow, you can tell managers have NO confidence on Joba.
    This is good sign

  677. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    really don’t understand 4 outs.

  678. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    This is the right move. If Mo gives up a HR, at least you gave it your best shot.

  679. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Hey Roger, are you still mad at me or are we ok now? It’s D-Day!

    I wanted to ask you if you’ve been to the restaurant on top of Victoria Peak in HK yet and, if so, what your impressions are.

  680. chris June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Maybe we should trade Montero for Molina to bat third ?

  681. DOUG June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    JOBA did not pay attention to how MORROW pitched wake up joba they hit fastballs down the middle!

  682. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Here comes Girardi with the over managing. Let Marte face Lind you don’t need Mo to face a .212 hitter.

  683. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    There You GO !!!!!!!!!!nice DP JOBA!!!!!!!!

  684. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Joba has no trade market. Unless you want to pick up a AA infielder.

    If you can’t get Jose Molina out, you don’t have a lot of interest on the trade market.

    Matt is right about the first pitch to Molina. It was thrown right down the middle of the plate and called a ball. That didn’t help.

    However, you have to hold your concentration and get Molina out. Joba didn’t do that and that’s his biggest problem as a pitcher. The inability to hold his focus pitch by pitch.

  685. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    LETS DO THIS MO!!!!!!!!!MO TIME!!!!!!!!!!

  686. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, not Mo? Marte?

  687. Joba Tips his Cap June 6th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    # Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Hey Roger, are you still mad at me or are we ok now? It’s D-Day!

    I wanted to ask you if you’ve been to the restaurant on top of Victoria Peak in HK yet and, if so, what your impressions are.

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

    I went to there in 2002. Not bad.

  688. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    “Very impressive job by Jose Molina. His catching skills are pretty much gone, but his bat and wheels still make him valuable.”

    I don’t know about that, Nick. Didn’t he throw out 6 TB runners earlier this year?

  689. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Ok that explains it

  690. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    HA. Guess this is why Pena isnt the manager…. wrong arm?

  691. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Its me CR9 and not the imposter.

  692. Bighead June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Nick in SF says:
    June 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    “Where are all the Cervelli fans now?”

    Very impressive job by Jose Molina. His catching skills are pretty much gone, but his bat and wheels still make him valuable.
    ————–

    really, his bat and his wheels.

    Your joking right?????

  693. RalphieD (OPPC) June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    people are being way to harsh on joba this inning…molina’s ball hit off granderson’s glove…would of been an easier play if the outfield wasnt playing in for molina….lewis’s ball on grass might be an out…guys got to relax

  694. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    This is the right move Marte should be able to get a .212 hitter out.

  695. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Walk of shame? Seriously?

    One of the greatest human beings to ever walk this earth, and also one of the greatest players to ever play sports, does not walk in shame. EVER.

  696. Yankee Trader June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Guess Girardi must still be managing from the clubhouse, as Rivera walks back to the pen!!

  697. Kevin June 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    What is so hard about signalling to the bullpen with your left or right arm?

  698. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Michelle
    Please get a clue ! Girardi is out of the game !

  699. JRod June 6th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    g June 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    Why does no one ever say “Game Over” during games when the Yankees go up by 2?

    …………………………………………

    Because the new york yankees have the WORST BULLPEN IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.
    ———————————
    But that makes it OK when people say “Game Over” when the Jays, O’s, Indians go up by 2? We must have the worst lineup in baseball too.

  700. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Theres a day off tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lets do this MARTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  701. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    “They will have to overpay for Joakim Soria. Mark my words.”

    Soria is one reliever I wouldn’t mind the Yankees overpaying for. Mariano Rivera is his idol, and he seems like a humble kid with similar mannerisms as Mo. It would be cool if the Yankees could get Soria and have Mo around for one year to mentor him.

  702. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    # SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Get Joba out now. He’s got nothing again.

    Wait, and he will give up 10.

    ___

    That’s not the real SJ44. SJ44 doesnt make statements to the effect of giving up 10 runs.

  703. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Did Pena signal wrong or the Umps called for the wrong guy?

  704. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    SJ, that’s true. I just can’t buy the excuse (as I saw on another board) that he got frustrated, so just threw a ball down the middle. This same thing happened to Phil recently – I forget what team he was facing, but the ump called a clear strike a ball. Phil was clearly upset, but he just made a great pitch next out and got the hitter. Joba is just so inconsistent…….

  705. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    atta boy Marte

  706. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Nice, Marte!

  707. 86w183 June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    That’s what Marte is supposed to do… hope Mo isn’t winded!

  708. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Good job Damaso!

  709. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    # Laura – What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Did Pena signal wrong or the Umps called for the wrong guy?

    The umps

  710. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Nice job, Damaso. Great sequence there.

  711. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Nice job by Marte. Him and Robertson have really gotten on track since those awful few weeks to start the season.

  712. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    “Please get a clue ! Girardi is out of the game !”
    ————————

    If you don’t think Girardi is making the moves from the clubhouse then you are a fool.

  713. igotid88 June 6th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Peña did signal with his left arm

  714. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Beautifull pitching by MARTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!almost MO TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  715. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    “You’ve been told this before”

    So who are you, the big bad school principal? Are you going to give me detention because I have the audacity to have a different way of thinking than you?

    Stop lecturing me just because you don’t agree with my opinions. If you disagree than post something to support your arguments, don’t just toss insults around.

    Look at the post by Al above that shows that the Yankees are 4-10 in their last 14 road games and have not scored more than 4 runs in a single one of them. Again, how can you look at evidence like that and try to argue that the offense is not struggling? Stating fact is not irrational whining, because the numbers bear out that certain guys are struggling.

    The team has had clear issues on the road versus home, and it hasn’t been necessarily the injuries because they have been hitting over the same stretch at home. So again, if you don’t agree that they are struggling, then what do you think and why do you think it? Why do the numbers show a team that is 4-10 and has averaged 1.79 runs/game over the stretch (25 runs in 14 games).

  716. 86w183 June 6th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    This guy behind the plate is killing the Yanks today…. but is he stays consistent and keeps calling inside pitches strikes it should be good for Mariano

  717. JK June 6th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    CR9

    Real SJ44 doesn’t show up in game posts, he’s a fraud

  718. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    “If you don’t think Girardi is making the moves from the clubhouse then you are a fool.”

    One of the reasons getting ejected is ridiculous is because the manager still manages the game from the clubhouse. I wonder why they even bother throwing the guy out. I guess it’s just for show.

  719. Joe from Long Island June 6th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Apparently, the home plate ump also has trouble distinguishing right from left.

  720. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    “Real SJ44 doesn’t show up in game posts, he’s a fraud”

    Every now and then, SJ44 will show up during a game, but it’s very rare.

  721. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    JK

    I know. SJ44 wouldnt make outrageous statements like the one I quoted above.

  722. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    “really, his bat and his wheels. Your joking right?????”

    Winky, winky, winky!

    I ate at the Peak Cafe in the 90′s but I guess it’s a different place now, new ownership and name, the Peak Lookout.

    Do they sell t-shirts? I want to get my brother-in-law a shirt to replace the Peak Cafe shirt I got him years ago. It’s getting a little ragged.

  723. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I’m sorry but Joba will not be the future closer for this team. The guy is all over the place, and his act is really getting old.

  724. Joe from Long Island June 6th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    86 – that’s an awfully big if.

  725. Killa Cali June 6th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    That is exactly why people should not have overblown 2 good performances that Joba had

    For every 2 or 3 good ones he had, he implodes like he did today.

  726. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    about time we got the call.

  727. RS June 6th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The ump hasn’t called that low pitch all game. That last pitch was clearly a strike.

  728. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Nice cheap Ball 4.

  729. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    RS,

    Agreed. Marte and Robertson have turned it around.

    At this point, Joba is what Joba is. Inconsistent and unreliable in large doses.

    I think Tony Pena and Girardi know that and that’s why he got the quick hook today.

    With his stuff, there really isn’t any excuse to have Jose Molina beat you and cough up a run on 4 pitches in that situation.

    The biggest problems this team has right now are Tex and the horrible job they do at situational hitting with RISP.

    That has hurt them more than anything else.

    The good news is that Vazquez has been good for almost a month now and Marte and Robertson give Girardi something more reliable in the pen.

    At this point though, Tex is worrying me.

    I’ll never understand why Cito walked him last inning. Changed the entire game walking a guy as ice cold as Tex is right now.

    I’ll take it but, it was a dumb decision.

  730. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    How about some insurance Offense!!!!!!!!!!!

  731. Rick June 6th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Javy still in line for the win and Mariano for a save.

    Another insurance run can’t hurt.

  732. Laura - What happened happened! June 6th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    “So who are you, the big bad school principal? Are you going to give me detention because I have the audacity to have a different way of thinking than you?”

    Matt, you can twist my words any way you want. This is a free country and you can say and do anything you want (as long as it’s not illegal). I’m just telling you what most people on here think. People come here to discuss the Yankees and yes – to hear differing opinions. The problem is that your comments are one note. People are tuning you out. If you want your message heard, you might want to try and mix it up a little. Otherwise, people are going to skip right past your posts.

  733. 86w183 June 6th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I know Joe, but a guy can hope!

    The pitch he missed on Molina was a joke and of course, Joba showed his customary poise with a meatball chaser.

  734. Tankus June 6th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Jay June 6th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Actually, the injuries are not as big a factor for the road offensive woes as people make it out to be.

    In that same time span, we were 3-4 at home, but we scored

    8, 7, 3, 11, 6, 6, 6 runs during our homestand

    So even when we were losing games, we still hit at home. We took that same lineup to Citi Field and Minnesota and couldn’t hit a beach ball. Yet we mashed with the compromised lineup at home.

    —————————–

    Further proves the point that the road is the problem. In 7 home games, we scored 6+ runs in 6 of them. In 14 road games, we only scored 4 or more TWICE.

  735. Tarheelyank June 6th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Randy

    I know you’re not out there, but if you are did you notice Marte lay down the law to Cervelli before he started pitching. I am not sure what he said but my guess is ” We are doing this my way, any questions.. good. Bam— k’s him. I loved that whole exchange.

  736. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Swish is due for a hit

  737. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    swisher is going to take his bat and hit the ump soon.

  738. TheStraw June 6th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    How exactly did Joba implode? A double that should have been caught, a turf single and a DP are an implosion. LOL.

  739. Tarheelyank June 6th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Laura

    Does Matt post here?

  740. Joe from Long Island June 6th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Yeah, and last year everyone was so certain that Cano would never hit with RISP.

    Things can change, players can get it together. Don’t fall prey to premature judgments, let things play out before reaching conclusions. It’s healthier.

  741. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    TEX IS ABOUT TO MURDER A BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SWISH ISNT GONA GET ANY CALLS FROM THIS UmP!!!!!!!!

  742. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    He had that stolen Swish!

  743. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    That’s nowhere near a strike 3.

  744. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    are you kidding me?

  745. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    The problem with RISP is going to kill them over the long haul and if they make the playoffs, in the playoffs. That’s why I say this team reminds me of 2008; the pitching is clearly better now, but the offense just doesn’t show up too much of the time.

    SJ, what would you do with Tex? I personally don’t get why dropping him for the time being is such a terrible thing for Joe – Tex is killing us.

  746. TheStraw June 6th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    The quick hook was because of 25 pitches yesterday and bad numbers vs. Lind.

  747. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner June 6th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    What else can you say? This guy is embarrassing himself behind the plate.

  748. Scor June 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    The DP Joba got was a line drive bullet.

    He got lucky. He would have imploded far worse if Girardi left him in the game.

  749. Matt June 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Laura my posts are what people come here for. Astute analysis.
    The offense is dismal, I don’t have a problem saying it.
    With your insistent sniping, you are keeping me from doing what I do best.
    I don’t have time to defend myself, as well as give expert opinions.

  750. Joba Farnsworth June 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    TheStraw June 6th, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    How exactly did Joba implode? A double that should have been caught

    Granderson did a remarkable job just getting near that ball. Giving up gapper-bombs to Jose Molina is inexplicable.

  751. Patrick June 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Wow Swish has gotten screwed by bad strike 3 calls three times today

  752. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Nick

    I was never mad.Just frustrated and a bit annoyed.well…maybe mad…haha

    But don’t worry.You’re still my favote poster over here.Gotte love CR9 as well

    But yes I’ve been at the peak.Just not the restaurant.Loved it!Beautiful view of the city by nite.But I’m back in Amsterdam again.Flying back next week.First a quick stop in Singapore which such be great.Have you been there??

  753. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Thats not the real SJ Betsy. Don’t waste your time.

  754. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    The DP Joba got was a line drive bullet.

    He got lucky. He would have imploded far worse if Girardi left him in the game.

    ___

    Scor are you even watching the game? Girardi was ejected. Pena is managing now.

  755. Terry from NH June 6th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    And Tex continues the woes!!

  756. Flash June 6th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Molina should never be able to drive the ball against you.

    It COULD have been caught, but not a routine play.

    Joba’s fault for giving Molina something right down broadway.

  757. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    MO TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SHUT THEM DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  758. TheStraw June 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    The defense was playing shallow due to Molina’s lack of power. He just got lucky and squared on up. Grandyman catches that at normal depth.

  759. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Carl, thanks very much, but IMO that is the real SJ….

  760. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Whats wrong with Alex?

  761. Jones June 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Tex down to .210

    I’m starting to think this guy will never break out of it, atleast this year.

  762. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Roger

    Thanks! :)

  763. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Swoish got it right you just have to laugh at the ump.

  764. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I hope Mo is better than last time; he won’t be able to get away with poor control against the Jays.

  765. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Betsy,

    Its not as easy as dropping him in the order for a couple of reasons:

    1. It upsets the entire order. You start moving guys around and it affects the entire lineup.

    2. Its also tough to imagine him getting better pitches to hit than he is right now with Arod hitting behind him. You move him out of that spot, he won’t get as many good pitches to hit.

    Its why its such a tough call and why moving him isn’t necessarily the cure all.

    Bottom line, somehow, someway, he has to hit his way out of this. If he can’t, there is nobody that can replace his production sitting on the bench.

  766. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    great job Pena wow

  767. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Whew! What a play by PENA!!!!!!

  768. Bighead June 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Nick in SF says:
    June 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    “really, his bat and his wheels. Your joking right?????”

    Winky, winky, winky!

    ————-

    lol. I thought someone might have been posting under your name. I found you to be one of the
    smarter lohudders.

  769. TheStraw June 6th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Have some of you not watched baseball for more than a week?

  770. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Nice play by Pena. What’s wrong with Alex? If it was an injury they would be looking at something on him maybe he just feels sick.

  771. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    YEAH!! Perfectly positioned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  772. RalphieD (OPPC) June 6th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    2009 yankees w/ RISP 272 .370 .433
    2010 yankees w/ RISP 276 /.370/ .456

    STOP….THIS TEAM IS GOOD PEOPLE….no matter what this series says

  773. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Great defensive positioning on Bautista. Advance scouting at its finest.

  774. Clark June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Manual moved David Wright to 5th, and he used the logic that he wanted to break up the lefties.

    Oh and Davis actually deserved to be moved up. And hitting 5th is hardly an insult.

    Not so easy with Tex… if you move him down, everyone notices and he goes down to at least 6th. And he is not hitting better than Posada, so you if you moved him down on merit, it would have to be 7th.

  775. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    MO TIME 1 more!!!!!!!!!!!

  776. "Who Will Get Injured Today?" June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Alex Rodriguez

  777. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Ballgame!

  778. Michelle June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Cano playing steroids perfectly

  779. Bighead June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Here some negativity for you.

    This umpire should be put to sleep.

    Horrible, horrible calls all game.

    At least he’s been consistent.

  780. CR9 June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    NICE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  781. ac1 June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    thank god.

  782. RS June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Nice quick inning for Mo. So glad that Vazquez got the win he deserves.

  783. Nick in SF June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Roger, glad all is well. As I wrote above, I only ate there when it was the Peak Cafe before it was changed to the Peak Lookout.

    Hey, the Yankees won! Shocker.

  784. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I’m sorry but you can’t fully judge a team early in the season. People on here and in the media said that the Rays were going to run with the division. Well that isn’t going to happen.

  785. Rishi June 6th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    a win…how nice :)

  786. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    SJ, those are very good points. I mean, it’s one thing to not have a normal year, but he’s hitting .210. That’s mind-boggling.

  787. Kevin June 6th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Not a single cutter in that whole outing. Very unusual – and effective!

  788. Erin June 6th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    What happened with Alex???

  789. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 6th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Wow that was quick, lol.

    What a huge win – and they can relax a bit going into the day off.

  790. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Its the real me. The 3:23 post wasn’t mine. The others are.

  791. Erin June 6th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    New Post: Yankees come back against the Blue Jays

  792. MG June 6th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    as badly as the Yankees hit (or as well as the Jays pitched) this weekend they would have won the series if Jeters’ line drive yesterday went through instead of being turned into an inning ending double play. In 2009 there were 2 road series sweeps (Angels and White Sox) that had the trolls and bridge jumpers convinced that the season was over, it’s no different this year.

  793. Kevin June 6th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Maybe the plan was the to have Mo throw more sinkers/two-seamers, and they wanted a better glove on the left side of the infield to expect those ground balls.

  794. Sacfly June 6th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    NICE JOB MO!!!!!!!!!!GREAT JOB HIP HIP JAVY!!!!!!!!!!!THE YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Now Javy is getting on a role!!!!!!!!!!!Thats why we got him!!!!!!!!!!Always loved Melky but he makes way to much money for what he does.Nothing Personal!!!!!!!!!!!!

  795. Tarheelyank June 6th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Nick

    I suggest for fun later we pick through the game post and pick the dumbest post. I haven’t been here most of the day, but in the short time I was here there was some doozies.

  796. Long time fan June 6th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Ever since that blown call against Detroit, I’ve seen so much more bad umpiring almost every day!

  797. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Thank goodness to get out of there with that win,

    VAZQUEZ DESERVED IT, he was excellent today.

    Javy may have turned the corner on his season, 4 out of 5 quality starts.

    Great job Javy and the Yankees to battle back in that 8th inning.

  798. Canada's Health Care helping the Blow Jays June 6th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Despite the efforts of the umpires to the contrary, the Yankees win. I wonder how much less the umpires will get for not giving the Jays the results they wanted.

  799. Jeremy June 6th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    RalphieD (OPPC)
    Right ! Some of these people need to get a clue. They keep on saying that the Yankees in 2009 were special but I recall many on here saying negative things about the 2009 Yankees ealry on in the season. This team is performing better than last’s years team at this point in the season.

  800. Don June 6th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Trolls go home, the Yankees win it nicely.

  801. Macfan June 6th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    “# Long time fan June 6th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Ever since that blown call against Detroit, I’ve seen so much more bad umpiring almost every day!”

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    The shoddy quality of umpiring in baseball is pathetic and the Joyce blown call on teh perfect game was the coup de grace of it all.

  802. Canada's Health Care helping the Blow Jays June 6th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Pitching always looks better when you have balls being called strikes.

  803. DOUG June 6th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    so people who did we get when cashman gave up TYLER CLIPPARD??

  804. Carl (Bring up Romain or Mottero) June 6th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Tight groin for Alex

  805. SJ44 June 6th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Two things I like about this team right now…….

    1. They play through bad umpiring. Dreekman was awful back there today and they held their composure. Tough to do when you are scuffling for runs.
    2. Javy, Mo, Marte and Robertson. Javy has pitched well now for almost a month. He’s turned the corner. The last two outings, Mo’s velocity has really kicked up. tells me his shoulder is fine and his oblique muscle has fulled healed. Marte and Robertson are throwing the ball MUCH better than they were earlier in the year. So is Park for that matter. That will help the bullpen.

    Two things I don’t like about this team right now.

    1. The continued inability to drive in runs in situational hitting spots. That has been a sore spot all year and they have to improve in that area. Especially since they aren’t hitting HR’s at the pace they did last year.

    2. Tex and Joba for different reasons. Tex for pressing too much and Joba for concentrating too little. Tex had better swings today but, he’s still a LONG way from being the hitter he’s been in the past. Joba? Yes, he got hosed on strike 1 to Molina but, you can’t lose your concentration in that situation and spit the bit, which he did.

    Its hard to understand how a guy with such electric stuff has such a difficult time focusing pitch to pitch. His inconsistency is why I don’t agree with the decision to have him be the “8th inning guy”. It should be by matchup and committee until somebody emerges in that role.

    Overall, a frustrating series but, they saved it today with this win.

  806. P- June 6th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    well that is a W. No broom for us!

    Positive notes on the game:

    1. Jeter’s double
    2. Cano’s 3 for 4
    3. Javi pitched really well
    4. Joe getting ejected
    5. Mo Mo Mo

    Negative notes (just a couple) on the game:

    HP Ump: Disgraceful
    Tex: Another O for (I can’t watch Tex anymore, beyond frustrating!)
    bats: Generally Icey Cold

  807. G-C June 6th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I wonder if the moron Javy critics will shut their faces now. This should buy him at least a couple starts before people resume their psychoanalysis of his “mental makeup” on the mound based on what they can see on a television screen.

    He’s pitched terrifically in four of his last five starts. His change-up today was absolutely great- that pitch is a real weapon when he sets it up as well with his fastball as he did today.

    If Tex can find himself and the offense can find a little consistency this team is going to be scary good in the second half. They have five guys who are capable of masquarading as number one starters for any other team in the league.

  808. G-C June 6th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I wonder if the moron Javy critics will shut their faces now. This should buy him at least a couple starts before people resume their psychoanalysis of his “mental makeup” on the mound based on what they can see on a television screen.

    He’s pitched terrifically in four of his last five starts. His change-up today was absolutely great- that pitch is a real weapon when he sets it up as well with his fastball as he did today.

    If Tex can find himself and the offense can find a little consistency this team is going to be scary good in the second half. They have five guys who are capable of masquarading as number one starters for any other team in the league.

  809. pistol pete June 6th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Doug We got Jonathan Abaladejo for Clippard. He stinks and Clippard has pitched well for Washington, another great Cashman move.

  810. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 6th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    First congratulations Javier, he pitched yet another game gem. He was a welcomed sight today.Looks like #4 is back. Joe getting thrown out brought life to the team, Andy needed that kind of help yesterday.

  811. Frank June 6th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Matt June 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Laura my posts are what people come here for. Astute analysis.
    The offense is dismal, I don’t have a problem saying it.
    With your insistent sniping, you are keeping me from doing what I do best.
    I don’t have time to defend myself, as well as give expert opinions.

    You sir, are a buffoon.

  812. DOUG June 6th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    CLIPPARD is lights out ERA at 1.78 lefthander another big mistake there pete you are right!

  813. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 6th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    BAL-3 bos-2 bottom of 8th

  814. Bighead June 6th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Tarheelyank says:
    June 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Nick

    I suggest for fun later we pick through the game post and pick the dumbest post. I haven’t been here most of the day, but in the short time I was here there was some doozies.
    ————————–

    lol. should do It everyday.

    Another thing……. Chad why don’t you have the tech guys make everyone register. That way we can end the trolls posting under others names.

  815. Haiku-man June 6th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Joba will be a good pitcher in the NL after this season, on some nothing team that will think he’s great. All teams want Yankees leftovers. The Cards just signed Randy Winn McCarver/Buck were drooling over the fact he was from the Yankees he of course struck out !! bwahahah.

  816. duh. ! June 6th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Bighead

    If you knew anything about blogs advertisement, you’d know the advertisers want traffic for the rate of their ads. The sure fire way to kill traffic is registration, get it?

    Oh and by the way, stop asking people to Go Kill Themselves, that’s way over the top for a game
    NO TRUE YANKEES FAN WOLD GO THERE!! Agree to disagree it’s easier.

  817. sandy g June 6th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    the time has come for the yankees to switch cano and teixeira in the batting order. next, release thames,moeller,gaudin,and park. try to entice pittsburgh in a trade.say andrew mccutchen,and ryan doumit for bad boy montero,melancon,bleich,miranda and nunez. then talk to kansas city for joakim soria and david dejesus for joba,murphy,derosa,and nova.now you have a lineup of McCutchen,jeter,cano,arod,texiera,posada,granderson,swisher,and cervelli. a bench of pana,doumit,dejesus,russo. a starting staff of sabathia,burnett,pettitte and vazquez. a bullpen of mitre,marte,robertson,logan,albaladejo,soria,and rivera.

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