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Postgame notes: Making plans

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes, Podcast on Jun 13, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Phil Hughes was one out away from another dominant start. He settled for a very good one. In this case, the final numbers don’t tell the story. Yes, Hughes allowed five earned runs, but he was better than that. Until the last two batters, he pitched like an all-star again.

“I would hope that he’s making (all-star) plans, he and Andy,” Jorge Posada said.

Through five innings, Hughes struck out five and scattered three singles. But the Yankees sent 10 batters to the plate in the bottom of the fifth, and when Hughes went out for the sixth, he gave up another base hit to the first batter he faced. With two outs, he gave up a double. Tommy Manzella fought through a 10-pitch at-bat before singling in two runs, then Kevin Cash hit a two-run homer.

“I felt like I wasn’t as strong coming out just because of that long inning,” Hughes said. “Really, I just needed to execute a pitch right there (to Manzella). I’d gotten him twice before on fastballs so I was a little stubborn and didn’t go away from my fastball. It’s not like he scorched the ball, he just hit in the right spot, but I’ve got to keep my composure and make a good pitch to Cash, and I didn’t do that. The inning kind of got out of control at that point.”

Even so, it was hard to overlook all the good that came before those last 10 or so pitches. Is Hughes thinking all-star game?

“I tried not to let it slip into my mind too much,” he said. “We still have a ways to go. It’s been a good start and I’m winning games and that’s all I’m really focused on right now.”

Joe Girardi will ultimately make that all-star decision, but he didn’t really talk about it during his postgame session. He did, however, touch on Posada, Rodriguez, the Phillies and just about everything else. Here’s his postgame.

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Astros Yankees Baseball• Another day of treatment went well for Alex Rodriguez. “Good today so we’ll evaluate him Tuesday and hopefully I can pencil him in there,” Girardi said.

• Another game went well for Brett Gardner and his left thumb: “It’s probably not 100 percent and it might not be for a while,” Gardner said. “It’s something I’ll have to deal with it. It’s a case of just not making it worse.”

• Speaking of Gardner, he had two hits, two walks and stole a base in his first start since the thumb injury. “Obviously when you miss a few days you worry about your timing,” he said. “You worry about things getting a little funky, but I saw the ball well today.”

• Robinson Cano is the third Yankees second baseman to reach 100 home runs. Tony Lazzeri hit 169 and Joe Gordon hit 153 (minimum 50 percent of games played at second).

• Ramiro Pena drove in the go-ahead runs with his fourth-inning single. It was the first time he drove in a run since May 19, and Girardi said he was happy with both Pena and Francisco Cervelli’s ability to get hits when they matter. “When we put them in there, we expect them to produce,” he said. “We don’t put them out there and say just go out and play defense or just go out and don’t worry about it. We expect them to be complete players.”

• Mark Teixeira committed his first error since October 2, 2009.

• Was that infield single exactly the way Chad Huffman always imagined his first big league hit? “Absolutely not,” he said. “But a hit’s a hit.” And what did he feel when he got to first base safely? “Relief,” he said. “Definitely relief.”

• Nick Johnson is no longer wearing a brace on his wrist and said he can do most day-to-day stuff without any problem. He’s still not cleared to be begin hitting, though.

• Maybe it doesn’t mean a lot in June, but the Yankees moved into a tie for first place today.

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326 Responses to “Postgame notes: Making plans”

  1. Mike RI June 13th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Good news on the Nick Johnson front

  2. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Chad understood what he saw today in regards to Hughes.

    Hard to fathom that some of us didn’t.

  3. Erin June 13th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    LOVE the picture of Robbie and Swish. :D

  4. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “I would hope that he’s making (all-star) plans, he and Andy,” Jorge Posada said.

    Oh, and Jorge Posada did too…

  5. Benjamin June 13th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    As it stands Cano and Jeter should be and will be voted in. I think Girardi should and will take Andy, Phil, Swish and Mo. Six completely justified Yanks on the all star roster.

  6. Erin June 13th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Another day of treatment went well for Alex Rodriguez.

    ****************************
    good news, and glad to hear Posada came out OK. :)

    I missed the game today-sounds like it was a good one.

  7. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 13th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Chad to see the Yankees name at the top of the leader board is great any time of the year!

  8. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Stuckey,

    The only people who didn’t where trolls, panick stricken children, and folks who know nothing about baseball.

  9. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    *panic*. Sorry for the typo.

  10. Comet June 13th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Crawdaddy I don’t think I’m either a whiner or complainer. It must have been a treat to watch those great Yankee teams and Mantle in his prime. I did suggest today that I am concerned about Granderson. He’s hitting .200 against LHP, .241 overall and has just 4HR and 5SB. I’m concerned.

  11. William Buckner June 13th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    This team has been really amazing. So many injuries and still best team in baseball.

    Fortunately the starters haven’t been had any injuries. They’ve been awesome. Just a very well constructed balanced team.

  12. Apple Byte June 13th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    The TB Rays are feeling the pressure of being on top for so long and the Yankees on their backs.

  13. MTU (aka GBURL) June 13th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Well I see we hit the trifecta today.

    We won and are tied for 1st place.

    TB lost.

    And Boston went down.

    Doesn’t get much better than that. :)

  14. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 13th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    (Repost from last thread)

    CanoJobaJeter -

    I didn’t see any Joba shirts at my Modell’s. I forgot to mention that there were some Grandy shirts left, too.

    As far as design goes, I like the Tex and Andy shirts.

    But none were available as women’s shirts. Does MLB shop have them available in women’s sizes?

  15. Patrick June 13th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Comet it’s fair to be concerned but his numbers right now Are actually pretty similar to his 2009 stats. Maybe this is the player he has become? I hope not but you never know.

  16. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    He’s rounding back into form after being out a month.

    A week ago, he was over .260.

    He will be ok. Takes time to get used to playing again everyday when you miss that much time.

    Look at Posada as an example.

  17. MTU (aka GBURL) June 13th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Congrats YMH.

    I was confident you would win.

    Sorry I missed the show.

    As promised I will post my tribute to you soon. :)

  18. Comet June 13th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    SJ that’s my hope!

  19. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 13th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I hope Phil Hughes gets to go to the AS game this season. He’s so far pitched well enough to go, and add to that the fact that it’s close to his home. I just think that’s a cool thing.

    He’ll figure all this “stuff” out. He seems to be a really smart kid.

  20. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I like Granderson. I like the way he plays the game.

    He started out well, slumped, got hurt and missed a month, which really messed him up.

    He has played very well defensively all year.

    Last week, his stroke looked good. He was quick and short to the ball.

    This series, his swing got long again. It happens.

    Overall though, I think he’s going to be a factor for them as the season goes on.

  21. m June 13th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    CB hit the nail on the head. If Hughes picks up 2-3 more wins he’ll be pitching in his backyard for the ASG. He’s definitely benefitting from the run support this past month. But that’s ok.

    JVG irritating me right now.

  22. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    “Fortunately the starters haven’t been had any injuries. They’ve been awesome. Just a very well constructed balanced team.”

    Without a doubt the starters have been the strength, but consider the Yankees have also scored the most runs in baseball, and the only team within 20 of them is the Red Sox … and they’re played 2 more games, and 6 more games at home than the Yanks.

    When you think that Nick Johnson was gone before he ever got started, Posada’s DL stint, Granderson’s DL stint, A-Rod’s lack of power, Teixeria’s season-long struggles, Jeter’s slightly off OBP year outta the lead-off, and ALL the day-to–day injuries, what should become clear is how DEEP this team is.

    The Yankees just have more good players than other teams.

  23. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    For people who don’t believe pitchers SOMETIMES pitch to the score, they should watch today’s top of the 6th very closely.

    If the score isn’t 7-1, the whole thing probably goes down differently.

  24. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Brett Gardner officially (as of this evening) having a better year than Carl Crawford.

  25. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Good pitchers pitch to the score. CC does it all the time.

    Hughes is learning how to do it. In the end, he will figure it out. He’s too talented not to.

    I contend, no rain that inning, no runs. The rain messed him up as much as anything.

  26. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 13th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    So, question, for debate, should pitchers pitch to the score? What is their objective in doing so?

    :)

  27. connorf June 13th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I had blissfully forgotten Nick Johnson exists.

  28. Joe from Long Island June 13th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Likely a combo of the rain and the long half innng before (pitchers will take a half inning with runs scored every time) threw him off a little.

    He’ll have to learn how to pitch after long half-innings by the Yanks :)

  29. blake June 13th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    up 7-1 you want pitchers to challenge hitters which is what Hughes did. The guy had a great AB and found a hole…then he just hung a curveball to the next guy.

    Phil’s outing was like a 0-4 with 3 line drives right at people….good process, bad box score, except in the win column of course.

  30. Jaba tips his Cap June 13th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    looks like Lakers are done. I mean the series.

  31. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Halladay in 2009 threw 3 complete game shutouts against the Yankees, including a masterful 1 hit shut out in Toronto in Sept.. Halladay has made 35 starts against the Yankees, going 18-6 with .284 . The Phitins can’t wait!

    So Yankees are you scared, because CC won’t be a match for Doc, and you know it!!

    Game 1 in your yard goes to Phillies, Game 2 depends on which AJ shows up, Game 3 , I say Andy will be great as usual. Phitins 2 Yankees 1, bank on it.

    Looking forward to knocking you off your thrown this week, and for sure out of 1st place!!

    Go Phitins we GOT THIS!!

  32. Patrick June 13th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    SJ44, probably right about the rain.

    And he did get a weak ground ball that should have been the last out, unfortunately it was just out of Jeter’s reach.

  33. blake June 13th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    yea you better hope Halladay wins his game..

  34. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Doreen,

    In a blowout type game, you want to pitch to contact, challenge hitters, and eliminate walks.

    Basically, you have more margin for error and don’t need to be as fine with your pitches.

    For young guys, they often have problems doing it.

    They still stay focused on the scouting reports, how to pitch guys, etc.

    For a kid like Hughes, he’s still learning how to pitch in all situations, not just pitching with a big lead.

    It’s not surprising he has some bumps in the road in this area.

    Not a big deal though. He will be fine.

  35. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Manzella could have hit a rocket at someone and Hughes could’ve gotten outta that inning, and there would be people who watch baseball everyday that would have come away thinking Hughes had a “better” day.

    Today was illuminating.

  36. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Good pitchers pitch to contact, to induce the batter to swing, like Doc does!

    Go Philly Philtins!!

  37. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Grandy could have/should have caught that bloop double. He and Huffman both took bad routes to the ball. Not sure why, maybe rain, maybe off the end of the bat. It happens.

    Solid single, bloop double, infield single and HR.

  38. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I also think Granderson easily makes the play in CF on that bloop hit on a dry field.

    It was just one of those quriky innings.

  39. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Philtins, if you’re looking for a forum where someone is going to talk smack and dismiss the ability of Roy Halladay, you have the wrong forum.

  40. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    You’ll get a chance to see how a real ACE gets the job done, pitch to contact, with a low pitch count, and a complete game! In Philly we can’t wait, any Ace can beat CC!

    Go Phitins!!

  41. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Cubs-White Sox game: Both Lilly and Floyd have thrown six no hit innings.

    Going into the 7th now.

  42. Mike June 13th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Ted Lilly pitching a “special game” as is Gavin Floyd opposing him.

    Both thru 6 with history intact.

  43. blake June 13th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I think Granderson may have caught that ball if it were dry and I’m almost certain Jeter would have at least knocked that ball down had it been dry.

  44. blake June 13th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Halladay is great, the rest of the “Phitins” rotation…not so much.

  45. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Yawn. A Philly troll.

    Only thing more boring is when we get a Twins troll in here.

  46. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 13th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks, Sj44.

    “Pitching to the score” is one of those baseball phrases I hear a lot, think I know what it means, but wasn’t quite exactly sure what it accomplishes.

  47. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    “Philtins, if you’re looking for a forum where someone is going to talk smack and dismiss the ability of Roy Halladay, you have the wrong forum.”

    Nothing but respect for Doc here. But since your here, how about Cano! He’s probably having as good of a year as Utley. Oh wait…

    Thanks for heads up on the CHi. game. I hate both the Lakers and Celtics anyway.

  48. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    No I know you’ve been beaten too many times by Doc, you wouldn’t make the mistake of smackin on Doc, his record/history with the Yankees speaks for him. I just want you to know we in Philly , know the deal too!!

    Phitins have been looking forward to thiis week since the schedule was in place. Charlie said he wanted to get you good!

    Go Phitins!

  49. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    “But since your here, how about Cano! He’s probably having as good of a year as Utley. Oh wait… ”

    So what if Utley is having a down year, it’s STILL a match-up of first place teams…

    Oh wait…

  50. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Doreen,

    Jim Kaat was a master at it when he played. When he became a pitching coach, it used to make him nuts to see his pitchers not pitch to the score.

    That, and the fanatical adherence to strict pitch counts, drove him off the field and into the broadcast booth.

  51. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    “Phitins have been looking forward to thiis week since the schedule was in place. Charlie said he wanted to get you good!”

    Why would that be. Phillies are a NL team. Oh wait…

  52. m June 13th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Too bad Charlie Manuel’s going to destroy a national treasure with his abuse.

  53. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Phitin, the Phils been working hard over having someone cover 3rd with men on base?

  54. Joba Farnsworth (keep Romine - DH/OF Montero) June 13th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    who cares about nick johnson. just keep the chump on the DL or just release him. we are fine with DH-by committee or a Thames/Miranda platoon.

  55. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    SJ
    I identified myself not a troll a Phitin. My team against your team, can you handle the truth? That’s how we roll in Philly, oh by the way We don’t like the Twins.

    Cano is great, Placido is an All Star too, having a monster year, what up?

    Go Phitins!

  56. Giuseppe Franco June 13th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Yeah, maybe MLB will give the Phillies their 2009 WS trophy back if they win this series.

    Good grief. The rest of the team is falling apart so this d-bag comes in here to talk smack on behalf of the only guy playing well for the Phils this season.

  57. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Boston is much harder to play than the Yankees. Philly is giddy that we drew the Tankees!

    Go Phitins!

  58. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    “can you handle the truth?”

    Can you read the standings?

  59. m June 13th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Big talk from a team that’s what, 4 games over .500? Can u handle a look at the standings?

  60. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Handle the truth? lol

    Your team has played like dogs and you are talking smack in a forum of a team who beat your team to win the WS.

    Save your smack talk. It’s not impressive.

  61. Jaba tips his Cap June 13th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    when Doc was in Jays, Yanks got problems of course, but it’s no big deal.
    We still won most of games he started.

  62. m June 13th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    What’s a Phitin? A knockoff version made with tin foil?

  63. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    We see who’s talking smack in a couple of days. CC ain’t no ACE face it.

    The Philly nation can’t wait. Doc owns the Yankees, you wanted him, we got him, it’s all good.

    Repeat after me R o u t .

    Go Phitins!

  64. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Boston is tougher to play than the Yankees? lol

    I guess the education system is lacking in Philly.

  65. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    We have given the child enough attention.

    Time to get back to the real world.

    8 no hit innings for Lilly.

  66. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    SJ
    Doc owns the Yankees, face the truth. Yankees should call him D A D D Y !!

    We’ll see if you beat him Tues, bring it on!

    Go Phitins!

    m
    it’s a Philly thang Phitins.

  67. coach K June 13th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    So what? We have seen like 10 no-hitters/perfect games this season.

    Who cares.

    What’s so special about this one?

  68. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I have always liked Lilly. It feels like he’s one of ours.

  69. MTU(aka GBURL) June 13th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Phitins-

    Talk sh*t all you want. We’ll see what happens. In the end you’re gonna be eatin’ it.

    You guys can’t score runs to save your Azz.

    And your rotation outside of Doc looks like the bargain basement at Macy’s.

    My sister throws harder than Jamie Moyer.

    Yup. You guys are REAL scary. Bring it on !

  70. stuckey June 13th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I’m fairly certain when the Kansas City Royals has scored more runs than your team, talking trash is prohibited by Major League Baseball.

  71. Tyler June 13th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    When your best hitter is Placido Polanco and you use that too talk smack you know that you are in trouble….

  72. Tyler June 13th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    When your best hitter is Placido Polanco and you use that too talk smack you know that you are in trouble….

  73. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Repeat after me— most LOSES by any team, in any sport. The Phitins.

    (BTW that is a stupid name. Phitins)

  74. m June 13th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    No duh, really? It’s a Philly thing?

  75. Frank June 13th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Hey Phitins – but your money where your mouth is.

    If the Phillies win 2 or more – you can come in and talk smack and act like a fool. (no different than now really)

    If the Yankees win 2 or more – you’ll have to work a double shift at your job at McDonald’s and every one who comes in with a NY hat gets free fries.

  76. SJ44 June 13th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    It’s pouring out in Chicago.

    If they have to stop this game, he won’t have a chance to pitch the 9th innIng.

    Lots of pressure on the umpires not to stop the game.

  77. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Philly will run an ad in the paper Wed asking, Who STILL owns the Yankees, who’s their daddy….Doc!

    Go Phitins!

  78. Tyler June 13th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    “The Philly nation can’t wait. Doc owns the Yankees, you wanted him, we got him, it’s all good”
    ——————————-

    Pretty sure if the Yanks really really wanted him, “we” (because all of us are such a big part of the team) probably could have blown your offer out of the water.

    At least the Flyers won the cup… oh wait.
    At least the Eagles beat the Cowboys…. oh wait.
    At least Andre Iguodala is a franchise player….. oh wait.
    At least Allen Iverson isn’t in rehab….. oh wait.

    Go boo Santa Claus and cheer when somebody lies motionless on your turf and call yourself “tough”

  79. m June 13th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Pretty sure you can’t talk trash when your best player is the bullpen coach.

  80. Tyler June 13th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “Pretty sure you can’t talk trash when your best player is the bullpen coach.”
    ————————-

    LOL! Amazing how since that incident the offense has been atrocious.

    Philly fans should be happy though. Jayson Werth is playing his way into staying in Philly and out of a 100 million contract.

  81. Dale June 13th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Damn you Pierre

  82. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    MTU

    I’m talking about Doc’s game, and watch how the team rally’s around him, it’s an automatic wis?.

    No such thing as talking smack when it comes to Doc, surely YOU know that, he’s solid.

  83. pat June 13th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    So our Philly friend is a fan of moral victories in June?

  84. MTU(aka GBURL) June 13th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Hey Phitins don’t forget about that genius Amaro. He brought you Doc and traded away Cliff Lee.

    He’s just like you. A certified Genius. ;)

  85. Cubs Are Due June 13th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Phitins,

    All cities have their own distinct accents; if I remember correctly, don’t people from Philadelphia pronounce the “Ph” sound as “Sh”.

  86. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I just got back on the forum an had to laugh at this Phillies fan. The Philies couldn’t even beat win one game against the Mets. Also after Halladay you have no pitching. Better pray you win with Halladay or it will be a sweep.

  87. Walrus June 13th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Don’t know how confident a Phils fan can be when they are sending out Kendrick and Moyer in the 2nd and 3rd game.

    Probably the worst types of pitchers to throw against the Yankees.

  88. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    How does Doc have an 8-4 record with his stats? Automatic!! he’s 8-4.

    I mean come on, the Phitins can’t do better than that. I mean that’s better than Phil Hughes but, Oh wait…

  89. EC June 13th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    If we’re going to win on Tuesday, we’re going to have to do it against Doc

    Judging by how Manual has used him, it wouldn’t surprise me if he is out there for 140 pitches.

  90. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    sorry- I should have said the Phillies couldn’t even win one game against the Mets.

  91. MTU(aka GBURL) June 13th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    And by the way Phitins, as good as Doc is, he can’t pitch every game for you.

    You might want to check the rest of that girly rotation and then get back to us.

    And tell Werth to shave that disgusting beard if he ever hopes to be a Yankee.

    Looks like an effin goat.

  92. Yanks76 June 13th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Halladay will shut out us on Tuesday. Moyer will shut out us too even though he gave up 20 runs to the Red Sucks.

    2/3 against the Phillies.

  93. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    A Phillies fan talking trash right now is a joke. Talk to me when they finally win a series. Because it seems like it’s been a while since they won a series.

  94. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    “All cities have their own distinct accents; if I remember correctly, don’t people from Philadelphia pronounce the “Ph” sound as “Sh”.”

    “Looks like an effin goat.”

    LMAO

    I mean that was semi-serious question, How does Doc have an 8-4 record? What kind of phitin run support has he had?

  95. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 13th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Phitins

    Somebody better tell Jimmy Rollins your team is all that. He was on the Dan Patrick show this week lamenting the loss of Lee, saying how crazy it was for Ruben Amaro to trade Cliff away. He also said the Yankees would never do such a move, THAT’S WHY THE YANKEES ARE THE GREATEST TEAM IN BASEBALL!

    Go Yankees, WS champions!

  96. RS June 13th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Halladay has 4 losses?? LOL. The only Yankee worse than that is Javier Vazquez.

  97. RS June 13th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Also, how good is Halladay really in Yankee Stadium? Seems like all his pitching gems against us were in Toronto, and the Yankees have found ways to beat him at home.

  98. Dina June 13th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Here come the Lakers!

  99. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Halladay can be beat. But I think we will take 2/3 from the Phillies.

  100. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I’m saying that Philly’s ace will eat your ,(cough) ace. on Tues, he’ll either complete the game or go to the 8th. Yankees know the real deal when they see Doc, you jealous people!!

    Question: Has your (cough) ace thrown a perfect game, ever?

    Go Phitins!

  101. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Last game for Doc

    8ip– 6 hits–1ER–1BB–8k Yeah, he took the loss. Wow Phitin what happened?

  102. m June 13th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Airball. :mad:

  103. RS June 13th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    “Question: Has your (cough) ace thrown a perfect game, ever?”

    Not yet, but I think the Phillies will give him the best chance he’s ever had to throw one.

  104. Dina June 13th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    You guys watching? The Lakers might steal this one!

  105. Jaba tips his Cap June 13th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Celtics fans throw stuff into the court when their team is winning. LOL
    can they go lower? Boston SUCKS!

  106. CanoJOBAJeterFan June 13th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Dorreen, MLB.com has the Pettite t-shirts only on backorder. Two – 4 weeks. Must be the most popular shirt. As far as sizing goes, I only see men’s sizes. Good luck!

  107. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    RS

    Can you say P E R F E C T game? Doc ain’t Javier, but Javier is almost tied with your (cough)ace!!

    Come on Yankees take your beat down on Tuesday like good Yankees do. Tues can’t get here fast enough for Philly.

    Go Phitins!

  108. MTU(aka GBURL) June 13th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Phitins-

    Doc Halladay is a great pitcher. You’ll get no argument from anyone here on that. You happy ?

    Now go away and tell Werth to get a haircut so he no longer looks like a maggot.

  109. RS June 13th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    question: How come Halladay couldn’t beat Josh Johnson in his last start?

  110. Dina June 13th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Guess the Fix is in for Boston. @&$#>!

  111. Sal June 13th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Kruk and Mitch Williams both predicted the Phils winning 2\3 from us

  112. m June 13th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Photon, you’re pretty irritating. Good job of trolling.

  113. Jaba tips his Cap June 13th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    # Sal June 13th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Kruk and Mitch Williams both predicted the Phils winning 2\3 from us

    what did they predict BOS vs. PHI?

  114. Ed June 13th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Facing Kendrick actually concerns me… he pitched well against us in Spring Training this year… 4 scoreless if I remember right. Not a very good pitcher but we’ve never seen him before and that is always tricky…

  115. youk June 13th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Dina June 13th, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    Here come the Lakers!
    ————————————————

    How is that working for you Dina?

  116. Sal June 13th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Jaba,

    Kruk actually picked us to repeat

    Williams picked Phils/Rays I think.

  117. m June 13th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Oops . That’s supposed to be Phitin.

  118. t-rock June 13th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    youk,

    I think they banned CR9… that is why you are seeing less Boston bashing here lately lol

  119. m June 13th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Oh. That game was all kind of suck. Win or go home. Go Lakers.

  120. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    “Can you say P E R F E C T game?”

    Man you are dumb. Do you know anything about Yankee tradition.

    Without phitin binoculars it appears Doc is going to have to be perfect, to get anymore wins.

  121. Jaba tips his Cap June 13th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I guess NBA will push the Fina to the 7th game.

  122. Dina June 13th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Hey Youk, Pierce said it an’t going back to LA. Well… See you in LA!

  123. Jaba tips his Cap June 13th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Final, damn

  124. Harold June 13th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Don’t want to see a Boston team win… please Lake Show, win 2.

    Not feeling too good about their chances to win both at home. Man, this sucks

  125. Mr.Jackson June 13th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Our ace has a WS ring, how about your ace?

  126. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    This Phillies troll is so boring !

    Talk to me when you guys beat the pathetic Mutts.

  127. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Tarheelyank
    .
    Can’t wait, lets get ready to rumble on Tues, Doc won’t go back to back with a loss. He was brought here because he owns the Yankees, believe and he says he’s ready!

    All you Yankees want to dismiss me as a troll, I’m a Phitin and I’ve spoken the truth, brace yourselves, you’ve been warned Tues is going to be off the hook good, ignore at your own peril.

    The plan is to get Cano out of the game, oops didn’t locate the pitch right, poor Cano!

    Go Phitins!

  128. melladie June 13th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Refs tried to help the Lake Show stay in it in the 4th, but the Lake Show played like the New York Show.

  129. pat June 13th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “Kruk and Mitch Williams both predicted the Phils winning 2\3 from us”

    That’s good news. Kruk and Wiilliams haven’t both been right about anything since……never.

  130. Emo June 13th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “The plan is to get Cano out of the game, oops didn’t locate the pitch right, poor Cano!”

    Then CC will return the favor. Oops, Jason Werth. And in his free agent year too….

  131. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Ed
    If the faced him in Spring training then how could the Yankee be facing him for the first time ?

  132. Celtics 2010 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    We are the Champions! We are the Champions! No time for losers! Cuz we are the Champions! Of the World!

  133. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    sorr-they

  134. m June 13th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Yes! Phitin is tiresome. How about them Yankees? Best record in the majors. Original rotation intact AND each has at least 6 wins.

  135. Rick June 13th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    I have to watch World Cup games on mute

    The bees in South Africa are unbearable. Where do they come from? FIFA can’t put some kind of lantern or something around the stadium to keep them away? Don’t they realize the damn bees are being heard around the world, or do they just not care?

  136. vblade June 13th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Wait, Phillies fan trolling when they’re in 3rd place? Hilarious. Worry about your garbage offense first, you might just get no-hit.

  137. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Getting a little ahead there Celtics. Don’t choke like another Boston team-the Bruins.

  138. blake June 13th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Phillies have a +13 run differential…the braves , marlins, nationals, brewers, reds, dbacks, rockies, and mets have all scored more runs than them.

  139. CB June 13th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    The Phillies as an organization gave up on their fan base when they traded Cliff Lee.

    That was one of the worst personnel moves in recent baseball history. A gutless move by the front office.

    The Phillies lose the world series to a far superior team and instead of trying to take that next step forward, the Phillies are happy to turn essentially tread water where they were by trading Lee rather than keeping him.

    The Phils could have traded Blanton to save money. But instead they poison the well and ruin their best chance to put a special team on the field for the fanbase.

    The Phillies starters have 8th worst rotation ERA in the NL. Middle of the pack pitching in the awful national legue.

    That’s good enough for 3rd place in the terrible NL East. 2 full games behind the Mets. Think about how bad the Mets are. Two games worse. That has to be sickening for a Phillies fan to stomach.

    And part of what must be particularly gauling about all of this for a Phillies fan is how badly Cole Hamels star has dimmed. He’s a decidely mediocre pitcher and has been for quite some time now. 5-5 with a ERA of 4 and an FIP of 4.63.

    And that ineptitude only got worse when they gave Howard that ridiculous contract a full year earlier than was necessary. They could give Howard that monster contract but couldn’t find the marginal dollars to pay Lee?

    The Phillies had a shot at greatness in the poor NL. And Amaro traded it away.

    That’s the story of the Phillies season. Having brilliance in your hands and just giving it away because you lacked the creativity to find a way of keeping Lee.

    Instead, if the season ended today – no playoffs.

    Tough to stomach. It really must be.

  140. Celtics 2010 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    No chokes. We are the Champions! We are the Champions! Of the World!

  141. philly fans choke on big ones June 13th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    LOL a troll from the team we embarassed in the World Series is actually talking trash. Wow. Silly, delusional moron, go play in traffic.

  142. Ez June 13th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Kendrick is the typical RH slider-speed pitcher who the Yankees seem to beat up on

    It’s the lefties who give us trouble.

    Fortunately, the one lefty we face is 80 years old lol

  143. Tarheelyank June 13th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    “The plan is to get Cano out of the game, oops didn’t locate the pitch right, poor Cano!”

    Phitin exhibiting Philly class. Sorry Phitin we know Doc better than you do. Thats not how he operates, never has.

    Goodnight all.

  144. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Mr Jackson

    As Charlie Manuel said, we’ll see you this year in the WS! Doc’s a comin, be ready Yankees.

    You guys have no idea how stoked our city is for the Doc/ CC match up, the whole city will watch really !

    Go Phitins!

  145. Hey Kelvin says June 13th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t think we will get shut out by Halladay at all, We’ll see but don’t say i told you so when we do extremely well in the Phillies series.

    I just think you guys put the team down to much, We have the best team even when we’re handicapped with injuries. Everyone produces on different front and the rotation will pick up heat in the summer get stronger as we progress, that’s where the Veteran experience comes through for us.

  146. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    CB
    That was a great post. Great points.

  147. blake June 13th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Lets not forget the Phillies also traded away Kyle Drabek as well to tread water. They may not have been able to keep Lee long term but they could have kept him for 2010 and made another run at a title.

  148. Celtics 2010 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Who else is excited for the 2010 NBA Champion Boston Celtics! Perfect 18! World Champions!

  149. Tazzmania June 13th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Phils need to lure Gillick out of retirement

    That was his team that won the WS and they have gone downhill since.

    And why did they let Myers go? 3.3 ERA for Houston on a cheap, 1 yr deal.

    Halladay-Lee-Myers-Hamels

    is better than

    Halladay-Hamels-Blanton-Kendrick-Moyer

    by a significant margin.

  150. m June 13th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Wow. I didn’t realize Hughes had regressed this badly:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/players.....erId=28638

  151. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    The Phillies might not make it to the postseason let alone World Series. Especially if they keep performing at this rate.

  152. blake June 13th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see CC match Halladay on Tuesday. Its getting time for the big fella to wake up and a WS rematch is as good a time as any.

  153. Celtics 2010 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Champions! Champions! Down goes Kobe! Down goes Kobe!

  154. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Also didn’t the Phillies sign Joe Blanton to some stupid contract ? LOL !

    The Phillies are not good when it comes to evaluating talent.

  155. Lance June 13th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Their team is built for the short term (Werth leaving, Rollins aging, Howard and Utley already 30, Ibanez 37, Lidge aging, etc) yet they decided they wanted to look long term. But with only one good pitcher on the team and no help on the farm and their only RH power bat leaving, their long term future is looking murky as well.

  156. MTU(aka GBURL) June 13th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Listen up folks.

    The Phillies can sweep the Yankees and it won’t make one bit of difference.

    Not one bit.

    Except to someone who couldn’t find their way out of a closet with a flashlight and a GPS, or find their azz with their own 2 hands.

    Let me clue you in Phitins because you seem to lack one.

    The only thing that matters is what happens in October, and we already know how that turned out.

    And if we happen to meet again, which we won’t because you guys won’t be there, the same thing is gonna happen all over again.

    The Yankees are the Phillies worst nightmare and will break their back again just like a twig.

    And that’s what matters. Not wether Doc can beat CC on a given day.

    I hope you’ve got it now because I’m going to bed and I’m not handing out any more clues. ;)

  157. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Tarheelyank

    If Charlie calls for a plunk, it will happen bank on it. If Charlie says no it won’t, watch Charlie he gets what he wants, and Charlie wants to beat the Yankees Tuesday. CC won’t know what hit him, and his erratic pitch count.

    CB
    YOUR ROOKIE HAS BETTER STATS THAN YOUR, (COUGH) ACE., your Ace isn’t the same as last year,nor is A-rod, Jeter, Teixeira. What up with that?

    Go Phitins!

  158. m June 13th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Short term, long term, it doesn’t matter. The Phillies are in immediate trouble. 4 games over .500. Pitchers dropping like flies. Rollins’ mouth running more than his legs. And, oh, that offense. What happened? NL is not the smorgasbord the Phillies feasted on last year. Atlanta, Nationals, Mets, Reds, Padres aren’t walkovers anymore.

    Oh, and the spygla-sses thing is just embarrassing. In fact, the most embarrassing thing of all!

  159. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Red Sox have more titles in the last 10 years! Red Sox are Champions! Of the World!

  160. Yanks 21 June 13th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Personally, I would have kept Werth and let Howard walk in 2 years and used those 2 picks to replenish the farm.

    Philly needs that RH bat and Werth is a better all round hitter. They replace Ibanez with Brown anyway.

  161. m June 13th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Too bad the Red Sox only have 2 titles in the last 92 years. :P I like this game. Let’s play some more!

  162. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Congratulations to the 2010 NBA Champion Boston Celtics! Down goes Kobe! Down goes Pau! Down goes Artest! Down goes ‘em all! Perfect 18!

  163. Jake June 13th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Who has the most recent championship?

    That’s all that matters.

  164. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' June 13th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Cano now has the 3rd highest OBP in the majors. I can not get over this. Regardless of his BA, NOBODY could admit that they knew he would be top 50, nonetheless in the top 3! What a great player.

  165. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    The Philly Phitins
    Wow you are really stupid ! First of all it’s June and the Yankees are in first place. Everyone knows that Sabathia does better as the season goes along. Also you can’t talk because the Phillies are horrible right now and their offense can’t even hit little league pitching right now.

  166. CB June 13th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Phillies management gave up on the Phillies fanbase.

    And when the Phillies fans watch guys like Joe Blanton and his 8 ERA, 47 year old Jaime Moyer and his 5 ERA and Kyle Kendrick and his 5 ERA, Philly fans know it.

    They know it in their hearts.

    Cliff Lee – 2.88 ERA with a 1.91 FIP in the American league. In other words, if they’d kept Cliff Lee and trade Blanton as a team that was truly committed to winning would have the Phillies would have easily been in first place right now.

    It was a completely cynical snow job from Phillies management.

    Two games behind the horrific and hated Mets and 3.5 games behind the listless Braves who can’t hit at all.

    Gut wrenching season in Philadelphia so far. No question about it.

    Amaro could have brought greatness to Philadelphia and he just gave up on the fanbase.

    Just think about it – if Lee was on the team now, the Phillies would be in first place and cruising to the playoffs.

    That really has to gnaw at a Phillies fan.

  167. baseballfab June 13th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Celtics are a fabulous team.

  168. Jaba tips his Cap June 13th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I am pretty sure NBA will extend the Final to the 7th game, and I don’t even work for NBA.
    The refs are just like closer, they can decide the game in the last minute.

  169. Jerkface June 13th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Why is a Philly fan talking like Doc is going to make a difference?

    You won both Lee starts last World Series. Doc could win all 3 games he pitches but the yankees are going to win the other 4.

  170. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    No 7th game! The Lakers are finished! Over! Adios! See ya! Buh-bye! Done! Ovah!

    tick…tick…tick…and Down for the Count!

  171. Jerkface June 13th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    The only way the phillies beat the yankees is if they have Lee AND Doc, and Amaro is so dumb he traded Lee then gave Blanton 24 million

  172. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    yank21

    Yankees are heavily scouting Werth. We hear Cashman likes him now better than Crawford FOR SOME REASON.

    Tues will speak for itself Yankees. a beat down a comin.

    I put Wed as a toss up. Thurs is all Andy’s.

    Go Phitins!

  173. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Red Sox will win it all again this year! Red Sox 2010 Champions!

  174. Erica in NY June 13th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Holy cesspool batman

    Good night Yankee people!

  175. GreenBeret7 June 13th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    SJ
    I identified myself not a troll a Phitin. My team against your team, can you handle the truth? That’s how we roll in Philly, oh by the way We don’t like the Twins.

    Cano is great, Placido is an All Star too, having a monster year, what up?

    Go Phitins!

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

    “That’s how we roll in Philly.” At first I thought this was Dallas Braden and he had been traded to Philadelphia. Natural mistake. Same mentality.

  176. BT June 13th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I’d love Werth

    I just wouldn’t know where to put him

    Don’t want to clog up the DH. Our LF/RF are fine.

  177. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    CB
    Yeah and it’s not like he has a plan for the future. Seems like he has no plan at all.

  178. vtred June 13th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Francessa has banana’s in his bowl tonight

    He usually has candy or chips in that bowl

    hmmm….

  179. m June 13th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Seattle, Philly, and Twins new GM’s finding out it’s not all that easy.

  180. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    An NBA Champion was crowned tonight! The 2010 Boston Celtics! Have done what no team before them has done! 18 titles! Sweet Caroline!

  181. blake June 13th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Hey he’s got a plan…he locked up Ryan Howard long term….he should age well right….maybe….?;)

  182. ray (sox fan) June 13th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    At the risk of being labeled a troll I will say a coupe things. :)

    This NBA Finals is not over by any means. As a Boston fan I know it won’t be easy even getting one more game from LA. When Kobe gets hot I believe he can almost single handedly defeat a team.

    I don’t think the refs are determining the games as much as some want to maintain. The Celtics shot nearly 65 percent for 3 quarters this last game. The refs had nothing to do with that shooting percentage.

  183. Don June 13th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Phillie trolls are hilarious.

  184. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    The refs tried to help the Lake Show! But Ray the Celts fan, this series is over. Ovah! Finished! Finito! Done! Adios! Bye Bye! Kobe is old! His knees are shot! Rondo outjumped him like a shark eating a dolphin! 2010 NBA Champion Boston Celtics!

  185. blake June 13th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    ray,

    you’re never a troll..I’m actually pulling for the Celtics as well but not because they are from Boston and not really even because I like them. I do think that despite Kobe being the best player, the Celtics have the most good players and its showing.

  186. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    blake – No Boston fan would ever pull for the Knicks! HA HA HA HA!

    2010 Champions Celtics and Red Sox! And we have New York fans cheering for us! How stupid!

  187. blake June 13th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Braves took 2 of 3 in Minnesota….not bad.

  188. GreenBeret7 June 13th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    The refs tried to help the Lake Show! But Ray the Celts fan, this series is over. Ovah! Finished! Finito! Done! Adios! Bye Bye! Kobe is old! His knees are shot! Rondo outjumped him like a shark eating a dolphin! 2010 NBA Champion Boston Celtics!

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

    You’re aware that the only natural enemy of a shark (besides man) is a dolphin, right? They kill sharks.

  189. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Tuesday is payback Yankees, you took our WS title and Tuesday’s beat down, is a down payment.

    When Charlie found out you were pitching CC, he changed the rotation for The Show down in the Bronx. Philly went crazy!

    Go Phitins!

  190. Bret the Hitman June 13th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Hey Phitins,

    You feelin’ like a little late night TV?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsxZp6p8xqo

  191. blake June 13th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I’m not from New York. I don’t like either team, but like the Lakers less than I like the Celtics.

  192. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    What the Celtics are proving is that if the Knicks sign LeBron and another max player to team with Gallo, the East is so wide open that they can dominate for years.

  193. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    7 championships in 10 years! That cannot be beaten! Never! The City of Boston lives for championship! We are the Champions! We are the Champions! No time for New Yorkers! Cuz We are the Champions! Of the World!

  194. GreenBeret7 June 13th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    Tuesday is payback Yankees, you took our WS title and Tuesday’s beat down, is a down payment.

    When Charlie found out you were pitching CC, he changed the rotation for The Show down in the Bronx. Philly went crazy!

    Go Phitins!

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

    You need to get out of your mommy’s dress-up clothes and get ready for the Santa Claus Parade in Philadelphia……tulip.

  195. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Grow one, troll.

  196. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    The Philly Phitins
    LMAO ! Charlie didn’t really change the rotation for this series. It was already set for Halladay to pitch against the Yankees.

  197. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 13th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    It is great to live in a country where Boston is loved by everyone, including stupid New Yorkers and stupid New York fans! A country where everyone dislikes New Yorkers! Cuz we are the Champions! Of the World!

  198. blake June 13th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    You had just better hope Roy’s arm doesn’t fall off from all the innings he’s been logging this year…..you may get passed up by the Strasburgs if that happens.

  199. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions
    New York is still better than Boston. And I actually like Boston but NYC is better.

  200. Jeremy June 13th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions
    Also I don’t think the rest of the country loves Boston. A lot of people actually don’t like Boston or the people who reside there.

  201. Tyler June 13th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Jeremy-

    Honestly, if Philly did get excited about Halladay pitching against the Yanks in a meaningless June game they are even dumber than I thought haha. they sweep this series they are still only 5 games over 500 ha.

  202. The Philly Phitins June 13th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Bret

    In Philly we showed it through spring training. If there’s one series we want it’s this one this week.

    You know what they say about revenge don’t you? It’s a dish best served cold!

    Philly is up for this, and we can’t wait. That film was used as motivation for the Phillies just watch!
    They want you to feel the pain of them attacking CC, and making him second guess himself.
    It’s going to be attack attack, his pitches, because he throws too many too soon!

    Go Phitins!

  203. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions

    If really believe the crap you posted, you wouldn’t be wasting your time trolling.

    You’re not fooling anyone except yourself.

  204. CB June 13th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Charlie Manuel. Quite a manger. Quite a leader of men:

    ATLANTA — In a visiting clubhouse crowded with the usual suspects, Clint Eastwood was the loudest voice in the room.

    In the center of the room, a large projection-screen TV showed “Gran Torino,” and almost every eyeball was trained on it as Eastwood’s character drew chuckles.

    Thirty minutes later, a clubhouse attendant shut off the TV — manager’s orders.

    Charlie Manuel had seen enough — and this came before his Phillies sleepwalked through a 2-1 defeat to the Atlanta Braves, the sixth time in the last nine games they scored one run or less.

    After the game, Manuel criticized his team for what he perceives as a lack of focus amid a freefall.

    “I got upset when I walked in and saw everyone looking at movies,” Manuel said. “We had a whole audience in there looking at movies and (crap) like that. I thought, ‘What the hell? We should be getting ready for the damn game.’ I don’t like things like that. At 11:30 I told the guys to turn the TV off. I like it when we stay focused.”

    “I think there’s complacency every year that we start the year, especially since we’ve been to the World Series. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying right now that’s the big thing. But I think that we definitely have some. In baseball, every team has guys who slack. You can see that. Look, I’m not pointing the finger at any one guy, but every team has those. You have to overcome that. You have to be together.”

    http://www.delcotimes.com/arti.....914719.txt

  205. m June 13th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    How are other teams going to lure LBJ away from Cleveland can offer $10M more than any other suitor?

  206. vtred June 13th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    What happened to Mitre?

  207. blake June 14th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Well if the Phillies are considering this their World Series this year then good luck I guess. Its just another series to the Yankees…they have bigger goals.

  208. Tyler June 14th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    vtred-

    I have a feeling he was just up to get some work in. I think they planned to get Rivera in no matter what.

  209. blake June 14th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    The Phillies should hire me to translate for Charlie…I speak West Virginian fluently.

  210. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    “How are other teams going to lure LBJ away from Cleveland can offer $10M more than any other suitor?”

    According to Colin Cowherd, private equity firms in NYC are lining up to back any venture that LeBron is involved in if he comes to the Knicks, which will earn him an additional $20m a year in off the court income.

  211. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Tyler
    Right ! LOL !

  212. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Rich
    I got a pair!

    Jeremy

    If you only knew how Philly lobbied this Tuesday matchup. and you don’t.

    GB

    Tulip are so passe, dude!You must be older my. great grand mother likes them!

    Phitins will rock Yankees Tues, and par’tay all night.

    You guys talk big now, I’ll drop by Tues, and listen to your weeping woes!

    Go Phitins

  213. CB June 14th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    And Doc’s famed intensity has had a major impact on the Phil’s club house:

    “Whether it was focus, Derek Lowe, an MIA offense, or a combination of the three, the Phils were swept out of Atlanta. It was their second sweep to a divisional rival in a week.

    “It’s just a rut we’re in,” Shane Victorino said.

    The rut is going on its third week.”

    http://www.delcotimes.com/arti.....914719.txt

  214. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    “How are other teams going to lure LBJ away from Cleveland can offer $10M more than any other suitor?”

    If they didn’t, why hasn’t he signed an extension?

    Cleveland is locked over the cap. All they can do is use their mid-level exception and try to engineer a trade. Using his FA leverage to try to motivate them to improve is overstated.

    And he IS effectively keeping top-flight coaching candidates away.

    He could still ultimately stay, why he’s taking this to July if that’s his plan is hard to figure.

  215. CB June 14th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    The local revenues LeBron may be able to generate in NY are secondary.

    He already has national and international platforms to build off of and do what he choses.

    The biggest factor in his overall earning potential is going to be winnings championships. That’s what elevates him to the status of one of the games greats and in turn that is going to define what he makes.

    A marginal 10M from Cleveland or local income opportunities from NY are likely secondary to that.

  216. blake June 14th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I think Lebron will either be a Bull or a Knick next year.

  217. Jaba tips his Cap June 14th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    but, be honest, LBJ choked in playoff.

  218. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    The Phillies troll is too funny. He acts like a regular season victory equates to a World Series Championship. You would think he was a Mets fans since they love to talk trash before winning anything. The fact is the Phillies are in 3rd place in the NL East and they can’t even beat weak teams in the weak NL. The Yankees right now have a better shot than the Phillies.

  219. Bret the Hitman June 14th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Phitins,

    Here’s some more motivation for you losers.

    Forward this to the clubhouse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4lIW3XjAiA

    Best,

    Bret

  220. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Something in dawning on me.

    I’m starting to think reality is beginning to set-in and fans here are beginning to come to terms with how good this team is. Angst creates debate and lately no one can seem to get worked up about the bullpen, or the need for a bat, or Vazquez, or even Chamberlain, anymore.

    Yankees are boring, in the best sense of the word.

  221. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 14th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    LBJ will sign with the Celts for the mid-level and guarantee the Celts a few more championships! He already helped us win two! 2010 NBA Champion Boston Celtics!

  222. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    CB

    You’ll eat those words Tues!

    Go Phitins

  223. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    And even if you win Tuesday night the Phillies will lose the series. The pitching after Halladay is a joke.

  224. JM June 14th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Silly Phillies troll. Who cares about a series in June? The real series is in late October….If I remember correctly the Phillies took 2 of 3 from the Yankees last May. By late October, however, things had changed a bit…..The Phillies should be wondering why their offense mysteriously disappeared right after the guy with the binoculars was nabbed.

  225. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    blake,

    I genuinely believe Chicago was talked up in the 11th hour to create some drama, and to a degree, get in front of the story and keep if from being NY vs. Cleveland for 2 solid months.

    Chicago just doesn’t seem to make sense to me.

  226. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    The Philly Phitins
    Sorry but what CB said was true. Can’t argue against facts.

  227. blake June 14th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    At this point it doesn’t look like the Phillies will be invited to the series in late October so they have to get their kicks where they can I guess.

  228. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    CB

    Hope you’re here Tuesday to eat your words!

  229. blake June 14th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Stuckey,

    if Lebron truly wants the best chance to win next year then the Bulls have the best supporting cast currently in place. However, I don’t think he would like having the Jordan legacy shadowing over him. If I were betting on it I’d say he ends up with the Knicks and I really don’t have a dog in the fight….I just don’t get the feeling he’s going back to Cleveland.

  230. Chan Ho Park June 14th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Soooo glad I’m not a Philly.

    loser team.

    loser city.

    loser fans.

  231. Ryan Howard June 14th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    I am fat and grossly overpaid

  232. Chase Utley June 14th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    The roids seem to be wearing off.

  233. Alex Rodriguez June 14th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I am overpaid and near the end of my career. I will fall faster than Mike Lowell or Bill Mueller.

  234. Jimmy Rollins June 14th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    My activator. Somebody give me my ACTIVATOR

  235. Cole Hamels June 14th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Mommy. I’m scared.

  236. CC Sabathia June 14th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    The roids seem to be wearing off.

  237. Jamie Moyer June 14th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Anybody seen my cain?

  238. SAS June 14th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    If the Yankees, World Champions, should lose to Doc Halladay, who they have opposed on many occasions, so be it. He is a great pitcher who will go to the HOF as a Toronto Blue Jay….lol.

  239. Raul Ibanez June 14th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I’m with Chase.

  240. CB June 14th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    “Sorry but what CB said was true. Can’t argue against facts.”

    I didn’t say anything. Charlie Manuel clearly stated that he believed his team was complacent and full of slackers.

    The manager of a team that is flushing it’s season down the drain and watching movies before a game is calling out those players to the media and the public and throwing them under the bus for being complacent.

    Damning statement about his players and his leadership.

    I didn’t say any of that. I just reposted what Manuel said.

  241. Mariano Rivera June 14th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I am getting injured more often because the roids are finally breaking down my body.

  242. Brad Lidge June 14th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    &/%&(T/)YR(#) H(#)H#(#*(T#*= J*GEJ

  243. m June 14th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Bulls is the best place if he wants to win anytime soon. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Wade join him and Noah shipped out.

    If Sterling wasn’t so incompetent the Clippers would be an intersting choice, too.

  244. Shane Victorino June 14th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I had a chance to be Juan Pierre but I blew it.

    Now, I’m Endy Chavez.

  245. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Blake, if you’re simply adding James to a team, than perhaps Chicago has that edge (though I might be inclined to say Miami might eclipse them with James and Wade). But if you factor in the other potential max in NY (Bosh), then I don’t think it’s clear cut.

    That all said, James is going to get killed for leaving, I’m curious as to what could cause the most grief, James leaving for NY, or James skipping town and staying IN division in the nearest mid-western city?

    Would Cleveland regard that as even a bigger betrayal?

  246. Pedro Martinez June 14th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I could still be the Phillies #2.

  247. Jimmy Rollins June 14th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Somebody please give me my ACTIVATOR

  248. SAS June 14th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    The only Phillie fan I knew and cared about died this winter along with the Phillies.

  249. Jamie Moyer June 14th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Mr. Amaro and me are talkin’ 10 year extension.

    Smart feller.

  250. blake June 14th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Stuckey,

    if you were guessing, what do you think he’ll do?

  251. Mariano Rivera June 14th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I pitched my entire career with one pitch and was successful due to command and steroids.

  252. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 14th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Celtics are the 2010 NBA Champions and the destination for LBJ!

  253. Cliff Lee June 14th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    10 years Jamie? Really?

  254. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    We are the Phitins the mighty mighty Phitins, can’t wait to Tuesday!

    I’ll be back here talk to you Tues. peace out Bronx Bombers fans.

    THE PHITINS ARE COMING, run.

    Go Phitins kick some Yankee butt, oh yeah!!

  255. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    “Bulls is the best place if he wants to win anytime soon. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Wade join him and Noah shipped out.”

    Yikes… I don’t care how good you are on the wings. You still have to have someone rebound and play the opposing forwards and centers. He IS their frontcourt.

    You can’t get rid of Noah on that team.

    In their fantasies Bulls fans would love to think they can ship out Deng for someone useful, but that’s a tall order because it’s a bad contract.

  256. Shane Victorino June 14th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Deh plane boss.

    DEH PLANE

  257. m June 14th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    The only Phil we care about is Hughes.

  258. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Wow ! This place is going downhill. We have annoying trolls all over the place. One from Boston and another from Philly.

    Also Mariano Rivera never did steroids idiot !

  259. Roy Halladay June 14th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    What was I thinking? I thought we were going to win here, should have held out and went to NY.

  260. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 14th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Of course Mariano did steroids! He was on the list of 103 players!

  261. David Ortiz June 14th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    The real reason for the decrease in PED’s is because I used them all.

  262. Cano June 14th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I hear the Phillies have me in their cross hairs ?

  263. Red Sox 2004 2007 Champions June 14th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    David Ortiz never used steroids! Did anyone listen to Michael Weiner!

  264. CC Sabathia June 14th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Gonna give Jason Werth a buzz cut.

  265. David Ortiz June 14th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    oh yea, me and my buddy Manny used the whole North American supply. Bud is thanking us now for ridding the country.

  266. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    blake, same thing I thought the day D’Antoni was hired. James and Bosh are both signing with the Knicks.

    D’Antoni was hired after the Olympics. And Walsh has gone ALL in for two years for THIS off-season, including giving up the draft picks he did to Houston, just to get rid of the last year of Jefferies’ deal. And he’s not a riverboat gambler type.

    I’ve just always had the sense Walsh and D’Antoni always already knew something the rest of us didn’t.

  267. Arod June 14th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I need cousin Yuri’s help.

  268. m June 14th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Stuckey,

    LOL. Just kidding on Noah. He & LBJ don’t exactly love each other. Can’t see Noah dancing courtside as one of the LeBrons.

    So now Noah is a premier player? He’s come a long way, baby.

  269. David Ortiz June 14th, 2010 at 12:36 am

    stuckey,

    I’m not really a Knicks fan but I kinda hope you’re right. Probably would be best for the NBA to have Lebron in NY and Kobe in LA.

  270. Andy Pettitte June 14th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I didn’t like the taste really, my dad bought it.

  271. stuart June 14th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    many troll losers on the site tonight.

    nice call in the game, down by 5 24 second violation that was not called. the ball never hit the rim. the officiating is horrific, that is the fact..

    lakers will win in 7. pale, angry, boston fans will whine after the crushing defeat…

  272. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Mariano has never failed a drug test and has never been on any list. Also Rivera’s physique has never changed.

    David Ortiz though is a former user and was on the list.

  273. Billy D June 14th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Lebron is coming to the Knicks! The Celtics have already attained their 18th NBA Title!

  274. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    m,

    Noah is no premiere player, he’s just the Bulls ONLY front court player. Brad Miller is done-ish and a FA, and Taj Gibson is well, Taj Gibson.

  275. blake June 14th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    stuckey,

    you could be on to something there. Its just looking more and more like he’s leaving the Cavs…who knows though

  276. Tampa Rays June 14th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    We like our chances of being back in 1st place after Tues, too!

  277. blake June 14th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Gnight all.

  278. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Now we know what Kevin Millar meant when he said” Cowboy Up”.

    Bend over, take the needle, and Cowboy up !

  279. Celtics 2010 Champions June 14th, 2010 at 12:42 am

    2010 NBA Champions!

  280. m June 14th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    LeBron shoulda left 3 yes ago, but he didn’t have the guts. I think he leaves. Who thinks Rizzo can lead the Cavs to the promised land? Seriously.

    Can’t wait until Mark Jackson starts coaching. Then we’ll be spared “hands down,man down”!

  281. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Would be nice to have Lebron in New York. I would start attending games at the Garden.

  282. Tyler June 14th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    And I think this board had gone crazy before. It is a mess now lol/

  283. Celtics 2010 Champions June 14th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Celtics! One for all! All for one! Champions! Of the World! 2010!

  284. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Blake, he could very well stay, but that presents 2 problems:

    1.) Getting a supporting cast around him. Jamison was a bust and Mo Williams isn’t the sidekick he needs. And that team has no easy road to get a new major player there.

    Who is their frontcourt at this point?

    2.) He’s a media whore and if he simply re-ups, he essentially becomes a non-story until he makes it back to a Final.

    Yes, he’s still great, but part of his aura was being on the verge of a title and the free agent question. If after all this time and all this talk he just goes back, he’ll get a couple of days of good press for sticking with the Cavs, but then the media attention is going to retreat in a big way.

    He goes somewhere else and it’s all-LeBron-all-the-time for months…

    The signing

    First press conference

    First photo session.

    Visits summer league.

    New Nike line

    Training camp opens.

    First game

    First home game

    First match-up against Wade, Kobe, as a …

  285. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Tyler

    Wait until Tuesday, it’s going to be crazy.

  286. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    By the way is Ortiz still trying to find out how he tested positive ? Just like O.J still looking for the killer. LOL !

  287. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    The Philly Phitins
    I thought you said that you would be back on Tuesday. Why are you still here ?

  288. Tyler June 14th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Phitins,

    I and all the others in here are not nearly as excited for this series as you are. I’m as excited as playing the O’s or the Royals. Its an opponent of similar quality.

  289. Tyler June 14th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    stuckey-

    Thats what always struck as curious when people say the Cavs are the closest team to winning. Granted they have had some great regular seasons but I think that their team clearly is not championship and postseason material. They tried Jamison, Williams, Shaq… none of them are good enough sidekicks for James. And they dont have the cap room to go out and acquire another impact player. In this way the Knicks could be just as close to winning it all as the Cavs if they get James, Bosh… Galinari continues to develop…. Some smart free agent signings and bam the Knicks could be further along than the Cavs in 2 years.

  290. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 12:59 am

    O’s and Royals didn’t meet you in the World Series. We just want 2/3 and to beat CC.

  291. Jeremy June 14th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    The Philly Phitins
    That’s a loser’s mentality. You only care about the CC/Halladay game ??? Talk about pathetic !

    If that’s all you want then the Phillies are not going to the playoffs this year.

  292. Tyler June 14th, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Phitins-

    And if “we” accomplish that, the Phils would still be only like 4 games over and 3 games out of the division. Congrats. The Yanks aren’t meeting you in the series this year if the Phils keep this up so I don’t care about them. The Phils are the most talented team at least offensively in the NL but they are playing so poor its almost embarrassing even for a Yanks fan.

  293. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 1:18 am

    CC

    Played multiple games if he can’t beat Halladay then Charlie plots his plan. this is a nothing We know this is just a game, we’re looking for match ups data!

    Talk about loser many times over you’ve down played this series of games, not me!

  294. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 14th, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Even with the Rays big amazing start, the Yankees caught them in June, before the All Star break.
    So bring on Philly and any other team.

  295. m June 14th, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Thank goodness trolls need sleep,too.

    btw, if you click the link on my phil has regressed post in the morning it’ll likely have the corrected season stats. Tonight it’s showing Phil 1-0 with a 7+ ERA.

  296. gfd June 14th, 2010 at 1:48 am

    m
    I hope the Yankees kick the Phillies butt, they only have Halladay! If he gets knocked out watch out for the bridge jumpers.

  297. m June 14th, 2010 at 1:59 am

    gfd,

    I wasn’t putting much thought into this series, but after tonight’s troll poo-p presence Tuesday is a must-win game!

  298. Celtics 2010 Champions June 14th, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Trolls do not sleep! Celtics with Number 18 coming down from the rafters! How sweet it is!

  299. Carl (Trade August Romain) June 14th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    You’re trolling basketball on a baseball blog :(

  300. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I forgot this, we in the Philly wonder how long are you going to tolerate Teixeira’s s streaky hits?
    He was absent in the WS too , he or Arod don’t scare anyone at the plate!

  301. m June 14th, 2010 at 3:08 am

    You forgot one more thing. Nobody cares.

  302. ron June 14th, 2010 at 4:59 am

    It seems like the only time the phillies have a chance to win is when doc pitches.

    They made one of the biggest blunders in baseball history by not keeping lee wich imo might have upset a lot of players.
    With lee & doc they are very tough,now they have absolutely no pitching after doc,that includes all the way through their pen.

    They look like an ordinary team.
    Without howard & utley mashing they are a very beatable team with their pitching.

  303. Fran (the original) and OPPC member June 14th, 2010 at 7:27 am

    The Phillies have been playing poorly for the last few weeks. I think the Yankees are catching them at a good time.

  304. upstate kate June 14th, 2010 at 7:29 am

    and poor Doc thought he was going to a contender!

  305. Ed H. June 14th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    trolling = child’s play for small minds

  306. Jack Hampton June 14th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    ….”he or Arod don’t scare anyone at the plate!”….
    .
    Poll all the MLB Managers and you’ll find this statement to be complete stupidity

  307. blake June 14th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Always funny when fans of 3rd place teams try trolling. They just have no ammo..

    Was good that the Yanks could give Alex a full series off to go along with the off day and still get the sweep. Hopefully he will be ready to go tomorrow.

  308. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Good morning 1st place Yankee fans.

    Here are the pics from my Phil tribute for victory # 9.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/cy.....hCanyon_1#

    By the way, the older looking Gentleman featured in one of the photos is a legend around here. He is 88 years young. :)

  309. Erin June 14th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    ed_price Interleague play tied 42-42, as #BlueJays and #Orioles are 2-10. NL has scored 374 R, AL has scored 402 R.

  310. Erin June 14th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    MTU-great pictures!

    Hughes is certainly keeping you busy, isn’t he? ;)

  311. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Erin-

    He is indeed. He is helping us and I am returning the favor. :)

    With the way he is pitching he deserves the honor.

  312. blake June 14th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    MTU,
    Nice pics..I’m sure you’ve already had a full update on the action you missed. As chads post last night said, phil was in control for most of the game…just had a perfect storm of weather, fatigue, and bad luck there in the 6th..

    Strasburg was good but not nearly as sharp as his last outing and fought with the mound the whole game (kept slipping with his landing foot). Both got the W’s though.

  313. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Blake-

    Your reports please. :)

  314. JM June 14th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    It seems that the NL is getting a bit better. Also they do have exciting young players like Strasberg, Heyward, Jiminez.

  315. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Blake-

    Sorry. you beat me to the punch.

  316. blake June 14th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    MTU,

    If you need more detail I will try to provide.

  317. upstate kate June 14th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    MTU
    great pix, nice to see Pine Valley w/o the snow!

    Erin
    did you see Robbie w/ his arm around Nino after Robbie hit his HR in the 4th? It looked like Robbie was giving him advice, and sure enough Nino got the go ahead runs later on in the inning. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought it was sweet, as they showed it on the post game.

  318. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Blake-

    if Phil can get # 10 next time out I might just have to give him a special hike. Thanks for the update.

  319. in the sewer June 14th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    This blog is tanking.

    Pete would have kicked these a holes out.

  320. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Kate-

    The conditions were absolutely wonderful. Felt like Washington State.

  321. Erin June 14th, 2010 at 8:52 am

    upstate kate June 14th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Erin
    did you see Robbie w/ his arm around Nino after Robbie hit his HR in the 4th? It looked like Robbie was giving him advice, and sure enough Nino got the go ahead runs later on in the inning. Apparently I wasn?t the only one who thought it was sweet, as they showed it on the post game.

    ******************************
    No, I didn’t see the game yesterday.

    That sounds so cute!!! I’m sorry I missed it. :(

  322. blake June 14th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    If there is one nit picky thing ill say about Strasburg after watching him through two starts…he throws too many changeups.

    IMO he’s just doing hitters a favor with it. They are so late on his fastball that hitters will hit his changeup thinking its a fastball because its coming in at the speed they are swinging. He’s got burned on it a couple time and threw one in a 3-2 count yesterday which I think is ridiculous for him. He’s really impressive though.

  323. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Blake-

    Strasburg has prodigy stuff and at that you have to give major league hitters a lot of credit for being able to handle that.

    With more experience and good health he will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

    Sounds like Phil fell in love a bit too much with the FB to some of the last few batters. Did he attack with anything else in the 10 pitch at bat to Mozzarella ?

  324. Mark in Tampa June 14th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    “Nick Johnson is no longer wearing a brace on his wrist and said he can do most day-to-day stuff”

    Sounds rather dangerous to me. :)

  325. blake June 14th, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Hughes has received great run support this seasom.

    I never think that’s totally a coincedence. Position players tend to perform better when they have a guy on the mound that they know is going to give them a chance to win and Phil has done that in virtually every start this year.

    Now some of it could be luck and some of it could be him being matched up with lesser pitchers more often but I don’t think its all coincedence. The players are realizing that when Hughes pitches that’s a game they SHOULD win and are performing accordingly.

  326. Erin June 14th, 2010 at 9:03 am

    New Post: A great feeling

    :arrow:


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