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Game 75: Yankees at Dodgers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 27, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (46-28)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF
Andy Pettitte LHP

LHP Andy Pettitte (9-2, 2.48)
Burnett vs. Dodgers

DODGERS (40-34)
Rafael Furcal SS
Ronnie Belliard 2B
Andre Ethier RF
Manny Ramirez LF
Casey Blake 3B
James Loney 1B
Russell Martin C
Reed Johnson CF
Clayton Kershaw LHP

LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-4, 3.24)
Kershaw vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m. / ESPN

UMPIRES: HP Chris Guccione, 1B Brian O’Nora, 2B Phil Cuzzi, 3B Jerry Crawford

WEATHER: I’m looking at a blue sky for our last day in Los Angeles. Weather couldn’t have been better this weekend. I expect more of the same when I land in New York!

OLD FOES: The two Dodgers with the most career at-bats against Andy Pettitte are also the two with the most success against him. Manny Ramirez is 32-for-77 (.416) with four home runs and Garrett Anderson is 33-for-82 (.402) with three home runs. No other Dodgers hitter with more than 10 at-bats against him has better than a .133 average.

COMPLETE STRANGERS: Aside from one at-bat by Nick Swisher, the Yankees have never faced Clayton Kershaw.

THREE WITH NINE: When CC Sabathia got the win on Friday, he became the third Yankees pitcher to reach nine wins this season. The Yankees are the first team since the 1998 Braves (Glavine, Maddux and Millwood) to have three pitchers with nine wins within the first 73 games of the season. This is the first Yankees team to do it since 1976 (Ellis, Figueroa and Hunter).

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Andy Pettitte hasn’t had a ton of success against Manny Ramirez in his career, but he won the battle here in the first. With runners at the corners, Ramirez grounded into an inning-ending double play to let Pettitte off the hook. Scoreless after one.

UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: Well that was a debacle. Fielding mistakes and throwing errors just cost the Yankees in a three-run third inning. Dodgers are up 3-0 and Pettitte has suddenly thrown a ton of pitches.

UPDATE, 9:27 p.m.: Huffman is in for Gardner in left field. No word on why. Could be connected to that HBP in the third inning.

UPDATE, 9:34 p.m.: Double. Sac bunt. Sac fly. Home run. Another bad inning for Pettitte and the Dodgers are up 5-0.

UPDATE, 9:58 p.m.: Initially Pettitte was charged with only one error in the third inning. The second was charged to Cano. That has been changed so that Pettitte has two throwing errors in the inning, Cano has none.

UPDATE, 10:00 p.m.: Brett Gardner is out with a bruised right forearm. No x-rays necessary. Day to day.

UPDATE, 10:06 p.m.: Looks like the power is still there for Rodriguez. He just hit another home run, a two-run shot to pull the Yankees within three. It’s 5-2.

UPDATE, 10:25 p.m.: Dave Robertson and Damaso Marte combined for a scoreless bottom of the sixth. The Yankees now have three innings to score three runs.

UPDATE, 11:25 p.m.: Chad Huffman at the plate with the bases loaded, one out and the Yankees down by one. Biggest at-bat of his life? I’d say so. Probably by a lot.

UPDATE, 11:26 p.m.: What do you know, the kid comes through. That’s a huge two-run single for Huffman, now the Yankees have Colin Curtis and Derek Jeter coming to the plate to try to win it.

UPDATE, 11:38 p.m.: Well, Curtis was able to tie it with a ground out. Now Rivera is in with the game even at 6-6.

UPDATE, 11:50 p.m.: I wonder if Torre misses Rivera.

UPDATE, 11:58 p.m.: Robinson Cano, two run homer to put the Yankees in the lead. Unreal.

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914 Responses to “Game 75: Yankees at Dodgers”

  1. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!

  2. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    we know what Burnett’s #s vs the Dodgers are, lol.

    Larry Bowa’s a good guy; I wasn’t aware that he is close to Alex. I didn’t see it, I have no idea if the summit meeting was genuine or not……..If Alex chose to go through with that, then good for him. I guess the media got the “happy” ending they were looking for.

  3. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Well I guess the media won out, because some of you are still stuck on a none story they wanted to hype the weekend series.

    This blog is getting to the point, when someone doesn’t like what you say or think, then their called idiots and morons.

    One can only surmise those that are casting the stones feel superior to the others on the blog, elitists so to speak.

    Enjoy the game!

  4. NYY626 June 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Hey all
    Been on vacation all week so I’m totally out of the yankee-land loop. I was pleasantly suprised when I found out Andy is pitching tonight. I was upset I missed seeing him hit the other day! Go Yanks :)

  5. Erin June 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    we know what Burnett’s #s vs the Dodgers are, lol.

    Larry Bowa’s a good guy; I wasn’t aware that he is close to Alex. I didn’t see it, I have no idea if the summit meeting was genuine or not

    ****************
    Betsy, you probably will shortly-I’m sure ESPN will show the footage before the game starts.

    Enjoy the game everyone! :)

  6. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Just to clarify re: the discussion we were having before, the Yankees don’t count post-season innings towards the innings limits. They apparently calculate those limits for a 6 month season; October would obviously be a 7th month.

  7. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Erin, undoubtedly, lol.

  8. Great.... June 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I tend to think that Alex and Torre won’t be best buddies, but I think Alex comes out looking like the “bigger man” as the things that were written in the book gave him enough reason not to reach out. Overall, the whole story was just the usual media hype trying to make something out of nothing.

    It doesn’t cost you anything to be civil. Its not like they are working on the same team, nor are they living on the same coast or playing in the same league.

    All I care about is seeing the Yankees offense putting up enough runs to win this game and series. Tha’s it. All the rest is fluff.

  9. Abe's Odd World June 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Thank goodness for the return of Eiland. Harkey has been less than useless.

  10. Nat June 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    “Thank goodness for the return of Eiland. Harkey has been less than useless.”

    Agree. Finally, AJ will pitch well again now that Eliand is back

  11. Great.... June 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    ugg. Another night of watching the game with the sound off.

  12. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Joe Torre comes through for me! Matt Kemp on the bench helps my fantasy team. I’m behind by 12.5 points and I have Roy Oswault going tonight. Plus Ian Kinsler and Michael Young playing at 8:05. I would have had Hunter Pence but for some reason the Astros are benching him.

  13. NYY626 June 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Derek with a leadoff single! I missed baseball.

  14. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    there goes the no hitter ;)

  15. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Betsy, I’m not for certain what the Yanks will do with Phil come October…..I don’t see him being a slam dunk come Postseason unless they really start economizing on his innings……Twilight could cause some issues for the hitters tonight……Kershaw throws hard

  16. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Knicks to offer Joe Johnson a maximum salary on Thursday? No Lebron? Joe Johnson and Stoudemire and then trade for a PG?

  17. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Knicks to offer Joe Johnson a maximum salary on Thursday? No Lebron? Joe Johnson and Stoudemire and then trade for a PG?

    They can’t possibly be dumb enough to offer Joe Johnson a max contract, can they?

    The only way Johnson gets max is if a team gets desperate after Lebron and Wade are signed.

  18. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    BryanHoch Per Charley Steiner, Nick Swisher’s dad and former @MLB’er Steve Swisher is at Dodger Stadium watching the game tonight.
    1 minute ago via Chromed Bird

  19. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Pat, but the innings limit won’t come into play as the Yanks would add more innings to that limit. I admit that I’m not sure either what they’ll do – we don’t even know how Phil will be pitching. He may be fatigued even with the innings limits, he may be struggling just because he’s struggling. I’m not sure how skipping him will effect him, either. For now, we’re talking just one start, but if they skip him several times in the 2nd half, it’s going to be hard on him. It’s all premature, but if the Yankees make the playoffs and Phil is pitching well, I would want him in the rotation. It is a delicate balance, though – they have to protect his arm.

  20. Trevor June 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    They’re not giving Johnson the max. Broussard sources suck.

  21. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Pettitte just doesn’t have it, tonight.

    Just thought that I’d save Matt some time.

  22. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Patrick,

    I was reading the little scrolling headline on ESPN and they claim that’s what Chris Broussard is saying. I just checked the website however and he says they may offer him max money.

    I also forgot that Dantoni used to coach Joe Johnson and now they are also saying that Johnson wants to play for NY. No way they’re getting Lebron or Wade if they sign Johnson.

    I can’t see either one of them playing with Johnson in NY. Oy Vey! Damn you Knicks!!!!

  23. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Johnson is a good little player, but you don’t offer him max money before you see what Wade and Lebron are saying.

  24. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    You just can’t walk leadoff batters and give up 2 strike hits to lefty batters. Pettitte needs to get his head in this game or it will be a short night.

  25. Bill from NJ June 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    JJ & Bosh (johnson and bosh are good friends).. and possibly trade for chris paul.

  26. samintoronto June 27th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    is burnett pitching tonight?

  27. cs in la June 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    nice!!!!! manny dogs it.

  28. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    # samintoronto June 27th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    is burnett pitching tonight?
    ——————–

    No, Burnett flew to SF and pitched for the Giants against the S*x today.

  29. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    As soon as that grounder was hit, I knew it was a DP. Manny was “running”.

  30. NYY626 June 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    the andy special :grin:

  31. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    GB, he must have heard you !!!!! No Matt for at least another inning….

  32. m June 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Good for Andy going after Manny. Looks like he was getting squeezed there.

  33. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Johnson is a good little player, but you don’t offer him max money before you see what Wade and Lebron are saying.

    Yeah exactly..

    Apparently the Knicks are also looking at Stoudemire. It’s fine for them to do due diligence on guys like Amare and Johnson but they should be concentrating on Wade, Lebron and to a slightly lesser extent BOsh.

  34. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    “is burnett pitching tonight?”

    Nah, Pettitte likes to have men on base so he can induce the DP

  35. MIL June 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    yep, andy’s got nothing to get manny out

  36. pat June 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Houd-andy!

  37. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    “JJ & Bosh (johnson and bosh are good friends).. and possibly trade for chris paul.”

    If they could pull that off I’m all for it. I can’t see them pulling of the CP trade however. I would love that to happen though.

  38. m June 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    All the Burnett jokes are sooo original. Keep up the good work.

  39. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    NYY626 June 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    the andy special

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

    Here’s another special Guess who this is?

    That’s what I’ve been talking about. Make them hit his pitch. Pitch to their weakniesses.

    As for the hitters: They have to stop swinging for 5 run homers.

  40. MaineYankee June 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Pat M

    I saw you tag teamed with Doreen last night. :lol:

    You did a good job.

  41. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    NOOO ROY OSWAULT what are you doing man!?

  42. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    # m June 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    All the Burnett jokes are sooo original. Keep up the good work.

    seriously.

  43. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    So there’s a GB7 clone here tonight? WTH?!?!?!?!?!? :???:

  44. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Or is GB7 doing a Matt impersonation? I’m confused as heck.

  45. Bill from NJ June 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    “If they could pull that off I’m all for it. I can’t see them pulling of the CP trade however. I would love that to happen though.”

    I think they can, especially with the the Hornets owner looking to sell the team.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/.....id=5317801

  46. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Man just take a walk

  47. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    Or is GB7 doing a Matt impersonation? I’m confused as heck.

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

    Nah!!!! It’s me. I’m just filling in for Matt while his mom makes him clean up his room and the garage.

  48. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    GB7 lol. Oh okay, I got it now.

  49. Wanderer June 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Does anyone on this planet enjoy listening to the ESPN baseball crew?

  50. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    It’s GB being stupid and demonstrating what we’ve all know for quite a while- that he’s the one impersonating me. He just forgot to change the name back this time.

    It’s funny how he never appears to post when I’m being impersonated, but is immediately there to criticize things the imposter said. How about we try making it a little less obvious?

  51. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I’m skeptical that the Knicks can acquire CP3. What do they have to offer? And can they afford two max contracts + Paul?

  52. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    MaineYankee, so far so good…However I suspect Matt will make his oh so positive appearance soon as the Yanks have failed to get on the board………I wonder if he has any clue how this game works….There’s a guy with a ball in his hand doing everything he can to prevent you from getting on base…And you have a half second to decide to swing or not…..

  53. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Andre Ethier is 1-17 against lefties in his last 18 at bats. Maybe they should trade him.

  54. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    The Yankees really need to do better against Kershaw. I went from winning 8-2 in fantasy to 7-3. And if they don’t get some more baserunners, it’ll soon be 6-4. I want the 8-2 win!

  55. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    MaineYankee, I spoke too soon…..Matt are you really insinuating that GB would impersonate you ??? Man you’re a way out there

  56. RS June 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Victor Martinez broken left thumb?

    Ugh, now we’ll never hear the end of injury excuses from Sox fans.

  57. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    So far Yanks lineup look overmatched again. How does Boston, w/o Ellsbury & Pedroia and with guys like Nava, McDonald & Hall pounded out 5 runs & 11 hits against Lincecum no less, keep on winning?

  58. Trevor June 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    # Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I’m skeptical that the Knicks can acquire CP3. What do they have to offer? And can they afford two max contracts + Paul?
    ____________________________________________________________

    If they get Lebron and Bosh they can trade for CP. It would put them over the cap but worth it. Could get Okafor too in the deal. But you would have to say goodbye to Gallanari.

    Gallanari+Curry+Chandler could get it done.

  59. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Haha for real.. I have a hard time believing that GB7 would impersonate Matt.

  60. MaineYankee June 27th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Pat M

    I find it hard to understand how someone that has never played pro ball thinks they have a better understanding of how to hit than the players.

    If you made a comment on a hitters approach I would be more inclined to listen.

  61. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    It’s GB being stupid and demonstrating what we’ve all know for quite a while- that he’s the one impersonating me. He just forgot to change the name back this time.

    It’s funny how he never appears to post when I’m being impersonated, but is immediately there to criticize things the imposter said. How about we try making it a little less obvious?

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

    You’re so damned predictable that anybody can impersonate you. You’re a joke.

    If I was trying to fool anyone, I wouldn’t use my SN.

  62. blake June 27th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Great inning for Andy.

    If the Knicks get CP3, then Lebron is coming too….guarantee it.

  63. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Okay, now I’m getting excited about the Knicks possibilities. Hopefully I’m not getting excited for no reason. I want playoff basketball back in NYC again.

  64. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    There goes Pat M, insulting me based on things I’m apparently going to say in the future. Not only do I get criticized for the comments I’ve made, but even the ones I haven’t! What an almighty blog seer…

  65. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Trevor,

    First of all, I doubt the Knicks want to pay luxury tax. Secondly, you’re telling me the Knicks are going to get Okafor and Paul for Gallanari, Curry and Chandler? Not in a million years.

  66. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    http://www.lipstickalley.com/f.....ss-242608/

  67. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    # GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Pettitte just doesn’t have it, tonight.

    Just thought that I’d save Matt some time.
    ——————————–

    It doesn’t look like GB7 was trying to hide anything. That’s mocking, not impersonating.

    And I thought it was funny.

  68. MaineYankee June 27th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Then I guess the Knicks aren’t getting CP3.

  69. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    GB,

    You’re so damned predictable that anybody can impersonate you. You’re a joke.

    All you do is come on here and attack anyone who has the nerve to pollute YOUR blog with anything you don’t agree with. You never post about baseball, you only show up to attack posters.

    You sure earn lots of respect and credibility by having no rational baseball discussions.

  70. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Or C3PO.

  71. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Then I guess the Knicks aren’t getting CP3.

    Maybe they can but I don’t see it happening.

    The Knicks’ best chance at making the playoffs next year is to sign Lebron.

  72. Bill from NJ June 27th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Hornets owner is strapped for cash and is looking to sell..

  73. robby June 27th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I cant get over how disrespectful the Dodger fans are!

  74. Bronx Jeers June 27th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Oh goodie. The “great dissenter” is among us.

  75. RS June 27th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Can Gardner steal before Pettitte bunts him over?

  76. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    ESPN can just suck it with this first pitch behind the plate camera view. How is that in anyway useful to the viewer?

  77. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Matt, I have a question for you:

    Why are you here when the Yankees aren’t losing?

  78. whoever June 27th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Is this a Torre infomercial

  79. Prime June 27th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    If Miller and Morgan don’t stop talking about the Red Sox injuries I’m going to throw up. Besides the fact that the Red Sox are not playing right now, it’s not like the Yankees haven’t been struck by injury this year and managed to make it through. And who cares if Clay hurt himself running the bases. Yankees lost CMW for two seasons because of that.

  80. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    To hell with Torre! He’s a backstabbing piece of trash! He was nothing before the Yankees and is nothing after the Yankees!

  81. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Before people start accusing Girardi again of stupidly not having Gardner run, keep in mind that Gardner runs on his own.

  82. Trevor June 27th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    # Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Trevor,

    First of all, I doubt the Knicks want to pay luxury tax. Secondly, you’re telling me the Knicks are going to get Okafor and Paul for Gallanari, Curry and Chandler? Not in a million years.
    _________________________________________________________

    The Knicks have been paying luxury tax for years. I don’t think Dolan minds.

    Okafor they’re trying to get rid of that contract. So he is very attainable if you’re the Knicks. I admit CP will be tough to get but that’s all the Knicks have to offer. Unless they convince David Lee to do a sign and trade.

  83. Ace June 27th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Y wouldn’t they steal first? Why waste outs??

  84. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Hey Prime,

    How did you like listening to Morgan keep saying that Andy doesn’t have a pitch to get Manny out, only to get him to hit into a DP.

    Love how that moron didn’t even mention how great of a pitcher Andy now is which more than compensates for any decline in his stuff.

  85. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    “Yankees lost CMW for two seasons because of that.”

    Yankee lost CMW PERIOD because of that.

  86. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    It’s amazing how you guys think that just because a guy can step on a baseball field, that immediately makes him far more knowledgeable and mistake proof than anyone else on the planet. There are a ton of people who are far more knowledgeable about baseball than baseball players. Playing the game is not the same as studying the game from an outside perspective. You can get caught up in the emotion and heat of the moment and not always see the bigger picture.

    Managers and players are not infallible. When every single person watching the game wonders why a manager is making a certain move, maybe it’s somewhat questionable? Just because the guy sits in the dugout, it doesn’t mean that he is always making the most logical choice.

  87. whoever June 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Glad the Yanks are playing, so the broadcast team can balk about Torre, Torre, Strausburg, Poor Red Sox, Torre

  88. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I’m still waiting for any commentary on either:

    1. The Yankees
    2. The Dodgers
    3. The game being played 50 feet in front of them.

  89. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    First smart thing Morgan has said in about 10 years (about the all star game)

  90. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Gardner’s become garbage. Doesn’t run anymore.

  91. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I especially enjoyed the moment the view of the field was blocked by a giant Strausburg stats box. Thanks for that.

  92. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Rob,

    Because only an idiot would actually think that the team losing is the reason I’m here on a given night. I post here when I feel like posting, just like anyone else. I don’t waste my time posting things like “YEAH!!!!” when a guy gets a hit because I don’t need to sit at my computer to celebrate a guy performing well on the field. I don’t need the approval of a bunch of people posting on a blog to enjoy watching a game.

  93. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    The Knicks have been paying luxury tax for years. I don’t think Dolan minds.

    Okafor they’re trying to get rid of that contract. So he is very attainable if you’re the Knicks. I admit CP will be tough to get but that’s all the Knicks have to offer. Unless they convince David Lee to do a sign and trade.

    Knicks luxury tax has gone down since Walsh took over.

    That’s not even the main point, you admit that your offer is the only thing the Knicks have to trade. Well I’m saying the Hornets aren’t going to take that for Paul and Okafor.

    The Nets offered the 3rd pick in the draft plus Devin Harris for Paul alone and the Hornets said no. The Nets trade offer is better than Curry/Chandler/Gallinari in my opinion.

  94. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Look at Joe Morgan and Tim Mccarver as primary examples of why being a ball player does not necessarily make you knowledgeable about the game. Those guys think they know what they’re talking about, but are usually pretty clueless every time they go on the air.

  95. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    If you are bunting, you aren’t going to wait a pitch to give a guy a chance to steal. Plus, it’s the first time Garnder has been on base with Kershaw pitching. You can’t expect a guy to get a good read on a pitcher without seeing even one pitch.

  96. ron June 27th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Hate to say it but matt is spot on about gb7.

    Gb7 has his click who he is nice to & absolutely sits & waits to attack the rest.

  97. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    And yes, that was priceless when Joe Morgan kept gushing about how Pettitte has “nothing to get Manny out” and then he hit into a double play.

    He thinks that Manny can only get himself out, that he can never make an out on a good pitch. Pettitte hit 91.4 on that fastball to Manny, he has a bit more left than Morgan gives him credit for.

  98. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    “I don’t need the approval of a bunch of people posting on a blog to enjoy watching a game.”

    You actually ENJOY watching Yankee games? From the typical tone of your posts, I can’t for the life of me figure out why I didn’t see that before.

    :roll:

    And why would I think you would only be here during losses? Because it’s very rare when you ever show up during wins.

  99. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I think that Whitey Ford/Jackie Robinson play at the plate has been played more times in these three days than in the 59+ years since it occured.

  100. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Gardner hasn’t been stealing aggressively since April. For some strange reason, he’s just shutting down his running game.

    Has 24 steals but 13 of those came in April.

  101. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Matt June 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    It?s amazing how you guys think that just because a guy can step on a baseball field, that immediately makes him far more knowledgeable and mistake proof than anyone else on the planet. There are a ton of people who are far more knowledgeable about baseball than baseball players. Playing the game is not the same as studying the game from an outside perspective. You can get caught up in the emotion and heat of the moment and not always see the bigger picture.

    Managers and players are not infallible. When every single person watching the game wonders why a manager is making a certain move, maybe it?s somewhat questionable? Just because the guy sits in the dugout, it doesn?t mean that he is always making the most logical choice.

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

    Right on Matt. SO many on here think this board should be sunshine and lollilops all the time only to have a coronary anytime someone has some legitimate criticism.

  102. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Whooops.

  103. yankees6 June 27th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    give Matt the troll treatment and ignore him….he may not technically be a troll but he would sure make one proud.

  104. Prime June 27th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Agreed. Terrible, these guys know nothing about the Yankees. Same with Kruk. I remember just before Game 6 of the ALCS Kruk said Pettite would lose because he isn’t a Game 6 Pitcher because of the Arizona game. I knew right then we’d win the Pennant that night. As bad as people say Michael Kay and Co are, they are light years better than the national/espn guys.

    Very true, lost CMW in general. Should be interesting how he bounces back in Washington.

  105. blake June 27th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Pettite made the right play, he just made a bad throw….he’s out with a good throw.

  106. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    So who cares if I don’t show up here during a win? I’m watching the ball game, I come on here to vent and comment on poor plays, not to earn your approval by being a cheerleader.

    And that was a total brainlock by Pettitte there. Even if you had a chance to get him at 3rd, you have to take the out at first this early in the game. Reed Johnson has some speed and the bunt was soft, you have to take the out and not open up the inning so easily.

  107. Great.... June 27th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Looked like Andy threw Alex the cutter, it sailed away from Alex.

  108. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Good idea by Andy, bad execution

  109. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    This is pathetic

  110. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I’m surprised that there is an argument going on about whether good, bad or both things should be talked about on this board, meanwhile a pretty bad play occurs with nothing being said other than my “whoops.”

  111. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Dodgers showing the Yankees that small ball works. Of course the Yankees won’t learn.

  112. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    So, this shadow is supposed to be hurting the hitters ability to see the ball, huh?

    Doesn’t seem to be hurting the Dodgers.

  113. RS June 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Another bunt coming?

  114. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Well Andy, it’s not 1996 anymore……Wow, this is the # 1 defensive team in baseball, or at least the AL…..

  115. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Oh, see now that I go and type that…

  116. RS June 27th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    This is absolutely ridiculous.

  117. blake June 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    This is so unlike Andy…

  118. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Kind of interesting that Torre is having his team bunt so much. I mean, after all those bunts he called against an injured Shi**ing.

    Every Dodger should bunt until the Yankees prove they can handle one.

  119. Great.... June 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Andy needs to put the ball in the ribs of the next batter who goes to bunt.

  120. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Torre wouldn’t bunt on Schilling, but he has no compunction doing it to Andy.

  121. eric June 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    looks like the team wants to come home

  122. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I say we pull all the outfielders, since the ball isn’t going there anyway. Just stick everyone in the infield. Also, when did “Baseball Clock” become a thing?

  123. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    what the heck is going on…outs peopel

  124. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Pettitte needs to stop trying to be so cute and take the outs.

    Then again, he’s trying to get those lead runners because he probably realizes that with the inconsistency of the offense, he may not get a chance to win this game if he puts them in an early hole much larger than he has.

  125. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Where was Derek ??? looked like the wheel play was on, only Derek wasn’t on the same playbook

  126. Dark Dante June 27th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    GAME OVER DUE TO YANKEE STUPIDITY – Way to be Pinstripes humiliating yourself and your fans on National television.

  127. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Yep, now that this has happened on National Television, everyone will think the Yankees suck. Good call.

  128. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    From ESPN:

    “But if no players on the Knicks’ roster appeal to Atlanta, Johnson, believing he will make up the difference through endorsements and through buying stock shares in Madison Square Garden, is willing to take less money to play with the Knicks, according to sources.”

    Wow. I guess I was really off base the other day when I mentioned that Lebron might come to the Knicks because he can buy stock in MSG.

    Where do I come up with this stuff?

  129. RS June 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    This is a little league team on national TV this year…and I hate to say it but I have 0 confidence in the offense coming back from a deficit right now.

  130. matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Arod should never have shook hands with Torre. Torre probably found the gypsy with the gold capped tooth and found some hate potion #9 and slipped it to Arod.

    Torre’s poison. He operates from the dark side.

  131. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    “Yep, now that this has happened on National Television, everyone will think the Yankees suck. Good call.”

    Actually, that’s the answer. The Yankees have been horrible on ESPN and Fox this season. I think they’ve lost just about every Nationally televised game.

  132. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    How is it that the Red Sox last week make these same Dodgers look so pathetic but yet the Yankees makes them look so tough?

  133. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Did this all start with a walk ????

  134. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    ok – the inning thus far as sucked, but this game is not actually over yet…

  135. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    >G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    From ESPN:…

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

    Shouldn’t you be touring with Jack Johnson or something?

  136. Trevor June 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Arod should never have shook hands with Torre. Torre probably found the gypsy with the gold capped tooth and found some hate potion #9 and slipped it to Arod.

    Torre’s poison. He operates from the dark side
    _________________________________________________________

    Yep that’s what it is. :roll:

  137. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    No, it started with a leadoff double. If they just took the easy outs on the bunts instead of trying to be so fine, they would have been out of this inning at just 1 run and still more than close enough to come back. 3 runs against Kershaw is going to be very tough though.

  138. RalphieD (OPPC) June 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    lol @ orel…”embarassing the organization”…these announcers are just terrible

  139. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    # the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    How is it that the Red Sox last week make these same Dodgers look so pathetic but yet the Yankees makes them look so tough?

    This Yankees are overrated.
    And Andy chokes so far

  140. m June 27th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Dodger radio crew said Andy glared at Alex on that second snafu. Something about Alex wasn’t at the bag.

  141. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    can already tell this yankees offense is overmatched against Kershaw. we get to watch Jeter ground out up the middle all night long while the yankee bats go down meekly.

  142. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    He did single up the center that one time.

  143. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    # m June 27th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Dodger radio crew said Andy glared at Alex on that second snafu. Something about Alex wasn’t at the bag.

    didn’t see it

  144. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    not to mention since they’ve never faced Kershaw before, you know they’re doomed.

  145. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    # G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Torre wouldn’t bunt on Schilling, but he has no compunction doing it to Andy.

    He is still a slug, I meanTorre

  146. pat June 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    “Dodger radio crew said Andy glared at Alex on that second snafu. Something about Alex wasn’t at the bag.”

    Alex ducked so Andy could make the throw like he thought Jeter was covering.

  147. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    A-Rod wasn’t quite back at the bag yet, but Andy yanked the throw and threw it away from the direction he was moving. That play was going to be incredibly close, and there was no reason to take such a risk in the 3rd inning of a 0-0 game.

  148. blake June 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Pretty fortunate to get out of that with only 3 runs….that was a tough hop Alex just handled nicely

  149. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Now watch the Yankees all try to swing for the fences.

  150. WMR June 27th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    When is the last time we came back from 3 runs down?

  151. franmerrf June 27th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Torre must be jumping for joy

  152. JoeMama June 27th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    What a nightmare of an inning. Glad this interleague play is finally over after today. Now time to get some runs.

  153. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    WMR,

    The Yankees have come back from 3-run deficits only 2 times so far this season. They did it 9 times last year.

  154. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I hate Joe Torre a little more.

  155. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    YankeesWFAN 3 runs in one inning ties Pettitte’s season-high. He’s now done it 3 times. Only 1 of the runs in this inning is unearned.
    1 minute ago via web

  156. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    The Sucks swept the Dodgers.

    Now only 2 losses back.

  157. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    How are 2 of those runs earned with 2 errors? If you follow the inning and those 2 errors are outs, only 1 run scores.

  158. kevin June 27th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    so the yankees are playing pretty awful on the last leg of their west coast interleague trip…. fine…. the team is still in first place no matter what the result today and they’re about to go home to face an easy team at Yankee Stadium…. overall the physical health of the team is good, they have the best record in baseball, and the red sox have had like 3 injuries this weekend…. lets look at the big picture here

  159. WMR June 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    thanks Matt.

    While the sox are beating NL teams left and right, I am glad this interleague crap is over.

  160. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    “It is borderline low. Borderline outside. But right on the corner.”

    How does that make any sense? They’re having a hard time hiding their biases.

  161. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    That failure in covering 3rd is on Derek, everyone was rotating but Derek

  162. Stacey June 27th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I am so tired of these announcers

  163. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    This Yanks offense is completely toothless. The Sucks offense will carry them to first place very soon.

  164. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Joe Morgan is an idiot. He is analyzing the difference in A-rod’s swing and neglecting to mention that at the end of last season Long and Rodriguez made a conscious effort to change his swing. It has nothing to do with the hip

  165. RS June 27th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    “The Yankees have come back from 3-run deficits only 2 times so far this season.”

    That’s pathetic considering they have squandered 5 run leads 3 times this year, including 2 to the Red Sox.

  166. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    time to make kershaw look like Randy Johnson in his prime!

  167. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    not gonna be surprised to see Kershaw throw a 2 hitter.

  168. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Kershaw is not Randy Joghnson, but he’s real good

  169. kevin June 27th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    shut up RS…. yeah the yankees are pathetic…. first place in the toughest division in baseball, defending world series champions….. no actually, you are pathetic, not the NEW YORK YANKEES

  170. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    The Yankees, as far as I can tell, have lost every game they’ve played this season on ESPN.

    They are actually 3-2 on Fox. That’s better than I thought.

  171. Terry from NH June 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Strikezone is quite low, but the bats are quite silent tonight.

  172. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Great inning by the heart of our order.

  173. RS June 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    The Red Sox, for whatever reason, are just very good in interleague play. They’re something like 45-25 since 2003, plus 8-0 in the WS.

  174. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Just a pathetic offense. 0 runs, 1 hit in 4 innings.

  175. chan ho's runs June 27th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    This is just embarassing.

  176. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Trolls now out in full force…

  177. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I guess they didn’t stay at Holiday Inn

  178. I was always right June 27th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Lefty they have never seen before

    8 innings 1 run tops

  179. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    The Sucks offense would have pounded Kershaw face in by now.

  180. blake June 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    The Red Sox lost 2 of 3 to Colorado and won 2 of 3 against the Giants.

    The Yankees won 2 of 3 against the Dbacks….if they win tonight then they have a better trip than the Sox, if they lose then its the same.

  181. Bill from NJ June 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Gardner out with a bruised wrist

  182. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    deja vu

  183. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Gardner’s hurt and out of the game. :sad:

  184. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Double by pathetic Reed Johnson. The Yanks should get the jet ready to go home. They aren’t touching Kershaw. This has the looks of a 10-0 loss.

  185. I was always right June 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    nice of A-Rod to get to Johnson’s weak slap

  186. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    this run is in.

  187. bruceb June 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Finally people are waking up to the fact that this lineup sucks. Last season, at 3-0 down we would still be right in the game. This year, we have two chances…slim and none. And slim’s just left town.

  188. Huby June 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Well, that’s it. Yanks are down 3-0. Game’s over because this team doesn’t come back.

  189. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    This is where being a nice guy hurts Andy Pettitte, he should have put Johnson on his back after he showed bunt.

  190. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Reed Johnson, Yankee Killer… The one we should have signed last offseason.

  191. RS June 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I’m not worried about the overall state of the team. I think the Yankees will win the division pretty easily when all is said and done. I just wish that when the team was down 3-0 early I had more confidence in a comeback, because it certainly makes the game more enjoyable to watch when you’re confident.

  192. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    we’re getting enough S*x love from the ESPN crew, thanks. Can we dispense with it here? They aren’t playing.

  193. SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Ty,

    You really need to step up your trolling game.

    You suck at it.

    A Red Sox fan trolling on a Yankee blog all day and offering second grade trolling isn’t impressive.

    Try harder.

  194. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Then CLiff Lee comes to town on Tuesday, followed by King Felix on Wednesday. This could get ugly.

  195. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Why the hell are they pitching inside if they aren’t guarding the lines?

  196. Terry from NH June 27th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hate to say it people, but this game is probably over. Team just isn’t into playing good baseball tonight. Andy’s off his game, defense very suspect and of course the bats are silent.

  197. bruceb June 27th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    If the starting pitcher has an off night or bad luck befalls us, we just don’t have a strong enough lineup to fight back. You can blame Cashman for that. Why on earth did he break up a team that had just won the World Series?

  198. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    This is pathetic. It’s another case of we haven’t seen this pitcher before. The usual…It’s funny Girardi has tried the wheel play 3 times before today and it hasn’t worked in any of those times. 1 of those times Arod messed up the play. Girardi found a new friend this year “the wheel play” and the unfundamental Yanks have absolutely no idea what to do on that play. Maybe the manager should tell the players where to go instead of messing up the play everytime.

  199. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    If Torre bunted this much when he was the manager of the Yankees he would have won 6 WS and he’s still be the manager. Ironic, that Torre is going to beat Girardi at his own game…

  200. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    So, this isn’t exactly looking good.

  201. I was always right June 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    George C.

    But someone said who cares about this game the Yankees are playing an easy team next!!!

  202. marcus June 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Omigod, Joe Morgan is awful.

  203. S.A.--Serenity Now June 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Joe Morgan – Making an already painful game even more painful.

  204. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    4 back. Game definitely over.

  205. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    “Swisher doesn’t have a right fielders arm”? This from the same guy talking about how good his thrown in to third was earlier in the game. Swish’s arm is perfectly fine.

  206. kevin June 27th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    SJ, it’s pretty obvious to me ty is like a 12 year old little moron, give him a break, he can’t come up with much

  207. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Yankees aren’t winning. 5 run lead now.

  208. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Blame Scott Boras and Johnny Damon.

  209. The Truth June 27th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    They really need to have registration at this site so the government knows who to euthanize when the time comes.

  210. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    # blake June 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    The Red Sox lost 2 of 3 to Colorado and won 2 of 3 against the Giants.

    The Yankees won 2 of 3 against the Dbacks….if they win tonight then they have a better trip than the Sox, if they lose then its the same.
    —————-

    Really? And here I thought the S*x were so much better.

    Wow. Belliard of all people? Really?

  211. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Pettitte’s got the Burnett syndrome.

  212. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    The Yankees always wake up sleeping teams. Watch the Dodgers go on a season long streak from here on.

  213. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Flood gates have opened…..Yanks need to get on the board to make this a game again…..

  214. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    oh wow – Andy’s worst outing of the year? what a place to have it, too

  215. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    this game is gone.

    Can they just hit Manny?

  216. bruceb June 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Of course, this isn’t too surprising as the Dodgers are such a great team. It was just bad luck that they lost 5 out of 6 games coming into this series.

  217. Yankee44 June 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Anyone else sick of Miller getting so excited whenever a team scores vs the Yankees?

  218. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    It doesn’t matter how many runs Pettitte gives up if they keep scoring zero. How many games do you win when you don’t score?

    If the offense would chip away even a little bit in these games, they would still be close enough even if the pitcher wasn’t perfect. Because they never score, the leads start to open up to 5 or 6 instead of staying at more manageable 3 or 4 run deficits.

  219. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    So does this game kill Andy’s dream of starting the All-Star game?

  220. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Are you kidding ? Gardner’s out now?

    I seriously doubt Andy would glare at Alex – bad on him if he did.

  221. kevin June 27th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    OMG THE YANKEES R GONNA LOSE TONIGHT….. KISS THOSE WORLD SERIES HOPES GOODBYE PEOPLE….. THIS WILL BREAK THE YANKEES I PROMISE

  222. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I just realize they will make another west coast trip from 07/06.
    LOL, well done MLB.

  223. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Relax, this is just Andy having an off night. It happens. Lot of game left- maybe the offense will surprise you naysayers tonight.

  224. Trevor June 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Soon we will see Gaudin. Pettitte pitch count is high.

  225. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Sunday night baseball sucks anyway. We got stuck with horrible announcers and an absurdly late start time of 8 pm and a late finish. Baseball is meant to be played during the day on the weekends.

  226. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I’m not about to get on Andy for having a bad game – the dude has been amazing. I will get on the inconsistent offense – I just don’t think it’s all that.

  227. RS June 27th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Well, the Red Sox did beat the Phillies twice and sweep the the Dodgers so their overall interleague record is better, but who cares? We’ve seen this since 2007 – the Sox getting fat during interleague while the Yankees struggle to stay above .500. The team will go off on a tear in the second half; we’ve just got to hang on until then.

  228. chan ho's runs June 27th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Unbelievable. This one is over.

    I fing hate that p.o.s Torre. Didn’t give a damn in NY, now all of a sudden he cares.

  229. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Man, there is an overabundance of prepubescents on this board tonight.

  230. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Yankees44, you’ll find pretty much ever national broadcaster has to have an anti-Yankee bent because it’s a choice between one city hating them or the rest of the nation. Face it, everyone who’s not a Yankee fan hates the Yankees. Morgan especially since his Big Red Machine has been eclipsed by the Bronx zoo.

  231. Donnie - Will Meet Manny Under the O'Neill Banner June 27th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Can anyone think of anything nice to say about them at this point, outside of “They’re still in first”? That is an honest question.

  232. tampayank June 27th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    This is the biggest series of the year for the Dodgers. It’s just another series for the Yankees

  233. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    all the Torre bashing is pretty childish. only an idiot would believe he cares more about winning now then he did 5 years ago.

  234. Terry from NH June 27th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    another prime time television blow-out loss for the Yanks.. Embarrassing play and don’t deserve to win.

  235. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Arod NEVER guards the line. It’s nothing new. Arod not being a natural 3rd baseman hurt them in this game. He was totally lost on the bunt plays. You would think he knew Kershaw the pitcher was the base runner and to go back and cover 3rd. I don’t know why he is telling Andy to go to 1st. Did he not know the pitcher was running??

  236. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    The problem with the offense is that they don’t score early in games. They don’t put pressure on pitchers and run up their pitch counts by taking some pitches, and then because they don’t swing at strikes they give the pitcher a lot of weak outs. When they put up zeroes for the first three or four innings of a game, that starts to give the other team some momentum and then you fall behind in the game.

    Getting that early lead puts the other team on their heels a bit and gets them to start being more aggressive at the plate. When you wait so long to score, you give yourself less of a hedge against a poor pitching performance. If he gives back a lead, at least you have some runs on the board then and don’t have to climb as high a cliff. By the time they start scoring in the 6th or 7th inning, it’s usually too late if they have nothing on the board before that.

  237. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Joe said Gardner has swelling in his wrist – that doesn’t sound good.

  238. stuart June 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    what is the yanks BA with RISP for the year?

    am i imaging things or do we stink with RISP?

    nice clean crisp game… bad baseball.. hopefully gardner is not hurt he is huge for us..

    yech.. again who has worse ab’s tex, granderson, or jeter(looks terrible)….

  239. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Posada’s playing like he’s 48, not 38.

  240. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    on the plus side, if they bring in Park and he gets smacked around like usual, maybe that will start to sink in with the brainiacs on the Yankees that it might be time to cut Park and go with Nova/Sanchez

  241. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Our last 11 series vs 500 or better teams:

    vs Dodgers 1/3
    vs mets 2/3
    vs phillies 1/3
    vs jays 1/3
    vs twins 2/3
    vs mets 1/3
    vs rays 0/2
    vs Sucks 1/2
    vs twins 2/3
    vs tigers 0/3
    vs Sucks 2/3

    total: 13 wins, 17 losses

  242. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Granderson is out before they even get back from their game break.

    It’s hard to score runs off a quality starting pitcher when you don’t tire him out at all. 60 pitches so far in 4 2/3.

  243. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    The Yanks are probably getting their private jets ready between innings. With a day off tomorrow I highly doubt they care about trying to hit Kershaw anymore. It’s more of where are we going for dinner tonight?

  244. Mike June 27th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I have poste this one hundred times and I will post it 100 more before I die. Joe Torre should have been fired and taken to the wood shed for not bunting against bloody sock. The worst managing I have ever seen. I hold him 100% responsible for the bigest meltdown in sports history. He never took the blame at all and he was too nice a guy to wamt to make bloody sock run on a bad foot. He is a total joke of a manager and waht really sucks is he is making the Yankkes look like fools tonight. Oh amd then he writes a book to trash the Yankkes. Moron should have pulled the team duting the bug game as well. By the time the umps called the commish to ask what to do the bugs would have been gone. Torre is and always will be a gutless piece of garbage. All about the money folks.

  245. Terry from NH June 27th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Posada is absolutely terrible at the plate right now!

  246. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I’ll take the bad part of the year here, rather than at the end, or in the playoffs, thank you.

  247. pat June 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    If the game is over, why are so many of you still watching it?

  248. Lou-in-Vermont June 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    warm up the jet……

  249. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    anyone who’s been paying attention this year could see Kershaw mowing down the Yankees tonight, coming from a mile away.

  250. stuart June 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    the amazing thing is the clowns on the telecast tonight and yesterday say so much innacurate info ot saint joe. neve rhaving incentives in his deal. which is untrue. mistreated by the steinny bullies? cry me a river….and on and on.

    wish jeter, tex, granderson, and others at least had better ab’s.

  251. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Montero went deep again. Don’t know if it was posted.

  252. Trevor June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    # stuart June 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    what is the yanks BA with RISP for the year?

    am i imaging things or do we stink with RISP?

    nice clean crisp game… bad baseball.. hopefully gardner is not hurt he is huge for us..

    yech.. again who has worse ab’s tex, granderson, or jeter(looks terrible)….
    _______________________________________________________________

    They bat .270 with RISP. It does feel that they leave many runners on.

  253. david cone's camera face June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    it is so predictable, everytime the yankees play against a pitcher they’ve never seen, they get dominated.

  254. stuart June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    still phil huffman. jon miller is a clown..

  255. Abe's Odd World June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    The Yankees always have difficulties with pitchers they’ve never seen before. Doesn’t help either that Kershaw is a stud. Not a good time for pettitte to lose his command.

  256. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Chad Huffman with the 2nd best at bat of the game. So sad.

  257. igotid88 June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    come on Yankees

  258. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Wow, a baserunner.

  259. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Huffman is having a way better at bat than most of our “middle of the order” hitters right now. That’s what happens when you have an inconsistent approach at home plate.

  260. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Guys, they play 9 innings ….This game is not over by any means……Where is Rich in NJ ????

  261. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Andy threw both of those balls away.

  262. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Ha. Pettitte swings at the high one. It’s like the pitcher in A League Of Their Own.

  263. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    they got a hit!

  264. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    That was strike 3? lol

  265. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    “The game is not over they play 9 innings!!!”

    Well obviously, but do you really think they have a chance at winning this game? And be honest when you respond. Use your head, not your heart.

  266. RS June 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Part of the struggles is that this team is just not built for big ballparks. Not enough speedy, line drive hitters in the lineup and outfield arms are below average which allows opponents to take extra bases. Those are things you can hide in small parks like Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park but it’s obvious this team doesn’t usually play it’s best baseball in large stadiums.

  267. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Isn’t that the same Reed Johnson who kills lefties?

  268. UnKnown June 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I don’t think we can be giving up outs down by 5 by letting Andy hit. Should’ve tried for a 2 out rally there. Well have to get things started next inning to have a chance.

  269. Pepitone June 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Yankees have a rough stretch and everybody’s ready to jump ship … in June!

    Where are the baseball fans in LoHud?

  270. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    69 pitches in 5 innings. Kershaw’s probably not breaking a sweat. This pathetic lineup is completely getting mowed down.

  271. stuart June 27th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    270 team BA with risp, how does that rank?

    they do leave a ton of runners because their obp is #1..

  272. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    YS is a small ballpark?

  273. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Have to admit though, Clayton Kershaw is dealing and painting out there ……Tough hombre

  274. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Pepi
    this is kneejerk central, you didnt know that?

  275. stuart June 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    peppitone

    the yanks are never allowed to lose. you did not kow that. jsut read the posts…

    they have the best record in baseball etc. no different to the 162 and 0 crowd……..

  276. Abe's Odd World June 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Well it looks like the Yankees won’t win 162 games. The season is over. Fire everyone.

  277. Mike June 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Take a deep breath and ask yourself what will happen in 3 years when Arod and Jeter are still playing and Rivera is gone and Posada is gone? Could have the highest payroll and be a fourth place team. Ouch

  278. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I’m not going to pretend that I think the Yankees are some great team – and why should I, just because I’m a fan? Sorry, I don’t like this offense that much. I don’t care what the stats say about runs scored – the Yankees occasionally have games where they bomb the other pitchers. Outside of those, they have brutal at bats. Knowing their MO, they will go quietly into the night until the 9th, then put up some lame attempt at a comeback. Has Nick Johnson’s absence had that much of an affect on them? Their at bats are terrible.

  279. XYZ June 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Quite possibly the last time Pettitte will ever face Ramirez.

  280. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Pat M
    Yanks havent been a comeback team this year.

  281. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Thank goodness the Rays are playing even worse than this.

  282. matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Only an idiot would have any respect for Torre after he wrote a nasty tell all about his players. He’s a bitter old man now with a team that never gets the job done. Only he gets away with it in LA.

    Red Sox will show their holes starting with the next series. They’ll be playing AL teams again and they’re not forgiving when a team has a lot of injuries.

  283. Bronx Born June 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Hey Pat – how are you doing tonight… I had to wade through the offal to find you. :)

  284. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    The Yankees have not come back from a deficit of more than 3 runs the entire season.

    What makes you think they’d do it tonight against Kershaw and a good Dodgers bullpen?

    This is a different offensive team this year. The numbers may look good on paper, but they are too inconsistent on an at bat basis to pull off those kind of comebacks thus far this season.

  285. stuart June 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    you think jow morgan or jon miller are in love with manram the estrogen queen?

    the 2 time cheat. the guy who cheated after drug testing came into the league.

    you think pettitte was a bum per the announcers tonight…his stuff is zero according to the scholars broadcasting tonight..

  286. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Betsy

    Damon and Matsui were professional hitters, as was NJ.
    This years version, led by Jeter, is lacking patience.
    Even Swish isnt getting the 3-2 counts he did last year.

  287. Pepitone June 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I agree, Pat M., Kershaw is tough right now, but so is Pettitte, and so are the World Champions.

    I know you know that this game is far from over.

    Yankees and Red Sox have the firepower to overcome any lead.

  288. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Mini-Manny.

  289. youk June 27th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Enjoying the game. I enjoy public spankings!

  290. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Well, Swish is having a better year, period, so I won’t get on him.

  291. pat June 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “Huffman is having a way better at bat than most of our “middle of the order” hitters right now. That’s what happens when you have an inconsistent approach at home plate.”

    Kershaw throws eight 92mph fastballs in a row to the middle of the order, I like their odds to get a hit too.

  292. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    # mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Betsy

    Damon and Matsui were professional hitters, as was NJ.
    This years version, led by Jeter, is lacking patience.
    Even Swish isnt getting the 3-2 counts he did last year.

    You would at least expect this team to be aggressive in the strike zone.

  293. Mike June 27th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Youk- LIke the one the Yankees have put on the Sox all year long? mmmmmm

  294. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    According to Yahoo Sports, the Yankees hit .271 with RISP, which is tied for 10th in the Majors. They’re 5th in the AL.

    On the brightside, they are best in MLB with the bases loaded at .422, 42 points higher than the 2nd ranked Rangers.

  295. The Truth June 27th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Go back and check the archives from last year at this time, I am sure it was just as bad. This place was full of petrified bridge jumpers right through Game 6 of the WS. No understanding of the ups and downs of baseball.

  296. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Yeah, we’re only on pace to win 99 or 100 games. We must be doomed.

  297. youk June 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I especially like it when Pedey spanks me in front of the entire locker room! tee hee!

  298. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Carl
    The difference in approach between this and last years team is shocking.
    Why has Jeters approach changed so drastically?
    Probably has something to do with not having Damon behind him.

  299. hip hip JORGE June 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I’m dead convinced buck and mccarver are better than these three morons.

  300. XYZ June 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    matt June 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    Only an idiot would have any respect for Torre after he wrote a nasty tell all about his players. He’s a bitter old man now with a team that never gets the job done. Only he gets away with it in LA.
    ———————————————————————————
    Spoken like a man living in his mother’s basement.

  301. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    The offense has been throwing plate appearance away too frequently for my tastes. Swung at first pitches twice last inning.

  302. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “Thank goodness the Rays are playing even worse than this.”

    guess who they are playing next.

  303. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    While Cano and Swisher are having excellent seasons, everyone else, beside Gardner is not.
    Their starting pitching has gotten them by.

  304. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    # Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    According to Yahoo Sports, the Yankees hit .271 with RISP, which is tied for 10th in the Majors. They’re 5th in the AL.

    On the brightside, they are best in MLB with the bases loaded at .422, 42 points higher than the 2nd ranked Rangers.
    ———————-

    And to put it in a little more perspective: last year the Yankees hit .272 with RISP, about the same, and tied for 7th in MLB. They hit .250 in the playoffs with RISP. Boston was the best with a .333 average. Who won the WS again?

  305. lbo65 June 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    This was a must win game and the team just didn’t show up. Alex didn’t show up which is typical for him in big games. Where is Cano? He’s hasn’t done much lately. This team just doesn’t have the fire that the Dodgers do and that’s attributable to the managers. Torre proved in this series that the Yankees made a huge mistake forcing him out. Here comes Boston, here come the Rays. Thank God Eiland is coming back, he’s our only hope.

  306. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Bronx Born / Pepitone # 25, good to see you guys again, but beware it’s a very tough crowd tonight as the Bombers are trailing so far tonight…..First place doesn’t get you much respect as it once did…….And to think, They’re ahead of last season’s pace, go figure

  307. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    We mighty Yankees getting beat “the glare.”

  308. YankinCA June 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    This team is not doomed, but the offense isn’t what it was last year. This team revolves around starting pitching. As long as Burnett is an automatic loss, well . . .

  309. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Didn’t one of these guys say the Yankee organization will be embarrassed by that 2 error inning?

  310. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Perhaps that gets him out of his slump.

  311. pat June 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Was Miller napping or did Huffman’s hit not count?

  312. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Guess these idiot announcers forgot Huffman got a hit.

  313. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    “He’s the only Yankee to have a hit against Clayton Kershaw, his second single of the game.”

    Way to pay attention, Morgan. Did you forget about Huffman?

  314. ty June 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Runs. PLEASE!

  315. Angel - In An Empire State Of Mind June 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Awww so cute, Matt (who has never faced Major League pitching, I’ll bet) is still around writing paragraphs on the Yankees approach at the plate.

    Some things never change, lol.

  316. m June 27th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    what is miller talking about? Jeter is not the only Yankee to get a hit today.

  317. mick June 27th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Pat M

    The average age of the complainers is about 14, give em a break :)

  318. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Swish doesn’t want to walk.

  319. ty June 27th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    This team has been completely shut down by Dodger pitching except for 1st inning last night.

  320. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Texeira is the biggest problem – like a giant sinkhole – at the 3 spot no less. How many teams have their 3 hitter bat .220 and OPS of .750 besides the Pittsburgs, Houstons and KC’s of the world?

  321. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Ibo65, who are you and why are you here ???? Must win ???

  322. Chad Jennings June 27th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Gardner has a bruised right forearm. No x-rays necessary. Day to day.

  323. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Swings at 2 balls out of the zone then takes 1 right down the middle. What kind of approach is this?

  324. YankinCA June 27th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Did some moron on here call this a must-win game??

  325. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    How many pitches does this team take right down the middle for strike three ???

    Another out swinging at the first pitch ???

    How many outs are we going to give away ???

  326. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Angel,

    So you are telling me that you have to have played in the major leagues to have any idea about how to play the game of baseball?

    Get off your high horse and stop thinking you are superior to everyone else on the blog.

    It’s pretty obvious to anyone with even the remotest amount of intelligence who watches a few games of baseball how a hitter should approach certain at bats in certain situations. You don’t have to have been a major league manager to know that bringing in Jeff Weaver in a World Series game with Rivera available is stupid.

    Is that the best comeback you have to everything you don’t like? “Well you haven’t played, so your comment means nothing whatsoever.”

    Have you played Major League baseball yourself? I doubt it, so stop being a hypocrite.

  327. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks for the Gardner update, Chad.

  328. mick June 27th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Trolls are getting the best of some here, surprising it gets to some. Thought you were better than that.

  329. qiantom June 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Yanks cannot hit good lefties and they have been slumping for some time.

  330. Pepper June 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Sorry I’m not down on this team yet they are winning desite their issues, the red sox and others are winning because of players plaing over their heads. ie Beltre batting 340. Nava hitting a grand slam in his first at bat etc…..

  331. Pepitone June 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    “The average age of the complainers is about 14, give em a break”
    ————————-
    I think you’re a little overly optimistic there, Mick.

    I would probably give the 14 years old more of a break than the clowns we have on this blog.

  332. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Exactly. Jeter takes a few pitches and works the count, and Kershaw falls behind and gives him a pitch to hit out over the plate. He’s been a little erratic in some of these at bats, but they don’t give him a chance to get himself in trouble by being over aggressive at the plate.

    You can go on all you want about how Kershaw is a tough pitcher, but they have barely made him sweat out there and have bailed him out by swinging at a lot of bad pitches early in counts.

  333. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Swings at 2 balls out of the zone then takes 1 right down the middle. What kind of approach is this?
    ——————-

    They looked like strikes to me. And Gameday says they were.

  334. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you Alex

  335. igotid88 June 27th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Go ALEX!!!!

  336. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    It’s A-Rod, not Jeter

  337. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    My guess is the Yankees can’t wait to escape this circus.

    A shame really.

    Way to go Alex!

  338. ty June 27th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Finally. Runs.

    Now. More runs. PLEASE!

  339. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Can you all shut up now with the no offense complaints.

  340. mick June 27th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Actually, some of the so-called trolls make good points. Some, not most, are making obvious points about approach that are correct.
    Why does it bother some who can’t seem to bear any “negative” thoughts about this team.

  341. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Nice homerun but if they didn’t sleep threw the 1st 5 innings the homerun would actually mean something. Swish and Tex had brutal at bats.

  342. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    “Is that the best comeback you have to everything you don’t like? “Well you haven’t played, so your comment means nothing whatsoever.”

    In all likelihood, CB has never played in the major leagues, but he knows more about baseball than many of the so-called experts within the game.

  343. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I love morgan just blatantly lying about how his body position is different, enjoy that foot taste, Morgan.

  344. The Truth June 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Haha, I love A-Rod belting a two run shot as soon as the idiot here claims he “didn’t show up”.

  345. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    # TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Can you all shut up now with the no offense complaints.

    A-Rod is gonna carry us to the world series again?

  346. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Could’ve been a much bigger inning if Tex doesn’t suck so much

  347. Nat June 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Torre is going to use Broxton for 5 outs again.

  348. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Right back in it you dorks.

  349. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    It seems many Yankee fans have forgotten the difference between the 2009 Pre-All Star Break Yankees and the 2009 Post-All Star Break Yankees.

  350. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Pat M, you know how much I respect you, and yes – what counts is that the Yankees are still in first. That’s not fixed in stone – I’m thinking ahead. No team can survive with 2/3 players in the lineup having productive years, nevermind the two thumpers and Derek Jeter. It’s almost halfway through the season and I don’t see any signs of any of these guys breaking out of it longterm. They have a few good games – then this. The defense sometimes plays like it’s asleep. Are you just assuming the team will get on a roll because of their histories? I wouldn’t be surprised if they did – but then, I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t.

  351. ty June 27th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    9 outs. 3 runs down.

    What are our chances?

  352. The Truth June 27th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Asd, you are assuming he is lucid enough to even remembering what he said. He makes some of the trolling fools here look like Mensa members.

  353. Torro June 27th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    “A-Rod is gonna carry us to the world series again?”

    He’s going to have to. Otherwise, we are screwed. We might not even make it to the postseason, let alone WS.

  354. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    There we go. A-Rod works a deep count and Kershaw gets beaten even on a good pitch there. However, the count made it predictable that he would come inside and A-Rod was waiting for it.

    In counts like 3-1 and 3-2, you have more of an idea what is coming so you can sit on a pitch. Swinging at the first pitch is foolish against a guy with Kershaw, because with his stuff you aren’t going to be guaranteed a pitch you can mash right away. You need to work him into counts in which you can figure out what is likely coming to have a chance to get a good swing on some tough pitches.

  355. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    To my impostor:

    I hear clearsail works well on acne, you should give it a shot. Also, remember to leave the basement and get some sun- you need the Vitamin D.

    Proceed.

  356. Sey June 27th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    This season can either turn out like 2009 or 2008. It is a flip of a coin really.

    In 2008, you knew we wouldn’t get it done. In 2009, there was a feeling of inevitability

  357. The Truth June 27th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I wonder if Matt is really Kevin Long posting on his blackberry during long innings. He has a tremendous grasp on hitting mechanics.

  358. ty June 27th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    ” “A-Rod is gonna carry us to the world series again?”

    He’s going to have to. Otherwise, we are screwed. We might not even make it to the postseason, let alone WS. ”

    The Sucks have already taken the lead in runs scored. Next, they will zap by us in the standings with that offense of theirs.

  359. The Truth June 27th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I am not impersonating anyone, I just randomly chose a screen name. Don’t be so vain as to actually think I knew you even existed and would waste time to mimic your posts.

  360. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I don’t mind criticism and analysis of certain flaws, but those who choose to write games off completely strike me as having watched very little baseball in their lives. I think it is nothing short of amazing that the Yanks have the best record in baseball given the amount of injuries they have had to endure. It’s a long season..if they play better from here on out, they’ll win the division going away.

  361. Counts June 27th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Red Sox destroy this team
    Angels destroy this team
    Mets destroy this team

    We lose a series to them

    Fitting. Even winning a series against the last place D’Backs was like getting teeth pulled

  362. ty June 27th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Reed Johnson get back at us for not signing him?

  363. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I have had enough of Reed Johnson already. He is telling Jeter or Arod to prove they can field the ball to throw him out.

  364. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Considering it has been going on all weekend/week and I post here regularly its safe to say you didn’t just randomly choose a screen name.

    If the clearasil doesn’t work, maybe oxy pads?

  365. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Verlander was rubbish today but the yankees would’ve gone down swinging.

    I don’t like the swinging early tactic.

    Is that field turf? What’s with the pellets flying?

  366. The Truth June 27th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    What do those three teams have in common? Oh, none lead a division and all have worse records than the Yankees. Hopefully those head-to-head tiebreakers don’t come into play late in the year.

  367. mick June 27th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    In 2008, you knew we wouldn’t get it done. In 2009, there was a feeling of inevitability
    =======================================
    In reality, in 2009 we had Damon and Matsui and a healthy Arod.
    So Cano and Swisher weren’t what they are now, they didnt have to be.
    There are serious questions to answer and it all starts with the pitching.
    Whether or not they will miss these players will be an issue for post-season.

  368. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Sey- every year takes on a different look and feel. If the results are still what you want, it doesn’t matter much how you got there. Kind of like life.

  369. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    The Dodgers sign Reed Johnson and we (Cashman) signs Randy Winn for more money, no less.

  370. The Truthiness June 27th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Dude, get a life…seriously. i had no idea you existed at all.

    Look, I changed my name and my posting style will remain the same. Chill out.

  371. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    The Sucks have already taken the lead in runs scored. Next, they will zap by us in the standings with that offense of theirs.
    ——————-

    Don’t know if the Trolls ever pay attention to what is going on in the world, but you do realized that over the weekend the S*x have:

    1) Lost Pedroia for at least a month
    2) Lost Laptops (their second best starter) for a period of time with a leg injury
    3) Lost Martinez with a broken thumb

    They’ve been playing well, but had 3 major injuries in a very short time. Do you really think they’ll continue without any drop off at all?

    Sheesh.

  372. The Truthiness June 27th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Rob you are way too rational to post at this dump.

  373. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Red Sox destroy this team
    Angels destroy this team
    Mets destroy this team

    We lose a series to them

    Fitting. Even winning a series against the last place D’Backs was like getting teeth pulled
    ——————-

    All of those series were on the road, weren’t they? Big difference.

  374. toofunny June 27th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Betsy schooling Pat M. on baseball…

  375. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Betsy, I’ll put it this way, if the Postseason was to start Tuesday, the Yanks would be a heavy favorite to win in any series against any team……I dare any of the so call experts here to tell me differently ……

  376. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    You didn’t say anything positive about or defend Kevin Brown or Carl Pavano did you?

  377. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    One of the main reasons why this lineup is so inconsistent is because of the middle of the order. Arod has been hurt and for awhile did nothing but now he is hitting. Tex has been terrible. Most of his at bats are the same thing. Popups or late on the ball. He seems to come out of it for 1 at bat and then looks lost again. The Yanks are wasting Cano’s great year because he isn’t batting 3rd.

  378. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    arod’s leg kick is often a point of discussion when he’s slumping. this last ab it was as sma as ‘ve ever seen it. not attributing the homer to it either. the other night it was much more pronounced on the homer. just an observation.

    matt, jeter’s hit was a grounder that found a hole. it was hit reasonably hard, i suppose, but not especially so. that is hit at an infielder and you would have been complaining about him swinging at a 3-1 pitch.

    this happens all the time with first pitch winging. it’s a crime against humanity when the hitter makes an out. when it’s somethig, like arod’s homer, the other night, not a peep is heard.

    the yankees are behind 5-0, with noone on, and jeter is swinging at a 3-1 pitch, but you don’t complain because of the result, a hit.

  379. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Hopefully this is the year A-Rod gets a lot of love from the Yankee fans. The dude is a beast and hes about to go on a tear.

  380. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Morgan with a lucid thought! 18 games over .500 even with our flaws.

  381. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Morgan making sense for a change…

  382. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Everything is going right in this game…

  383. scuff June 27th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Matt you may be some kind of expert know it all….but you also a quitter. Who gives up on a team halfway through a game….what is this phsycobabble. About using your head not your heart?…please.

  384. Jaba tips his Cap June 27th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Posada’s fault.

  385. The Truthiness June 27th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Truth -

    No. I am being serious. It is a whack coincidence man. I have usually lurked and never posted here before, but tonight has driven me to it because of how ludicrous some of these fools are.

  386. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    A-Rod is only 5 bombs behind Pujols

  387. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I don’t know about this by the book move, however…

  388. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Posada should of ran the runner back to 3rd. Why did he throw to Arod? Now the runners advance to 2nd and 3rd. It seems the Yanks left the brains at home tonight.

  389. Tom in N.j. June 27th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Ever realize that there’s a “Loser Brigade” here-those who only post when the Yankees are down?

  390. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    why would it be predictable for kershaw to go inside on a 3-1 count? that’s when arod can afford to guess inside because he’s ahead on the count? you’re using the result, which was actually arod hitting a pretty good pitch(inside and off the plate) to justify an approach that you liked

  391. Joba June 27th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    You guys that think this offense is fine are just thick-headed. They struggle offensively for stretches, don’t come back from three-run leads, and have just been very inconsistent. This series has been six runs on 3 HR, and then one run apiece on RBI singles. That’s not good, they need to develop situational hitting. Team struggles with RISP. Stop being ignorant.

  392. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Larry,

    No, it’s not so black and white as you put it. Kershaw has had good control in this game and threw one right down the middle. There is a difference between an approach like that, and the one they had against Willis on Wednesday in which they swung at 3-1 pitches out of the zone against a guy who can’t throw strikes.

    It’s not a black and white game, it depends on the situation, which includes the pitcher on the mound as well as the score.

  393. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Marte haters where are you?

  394. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Ok, I’m glad I was wrong on the Marte move

  395. cs in la June 27th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Hey Rob, the Sawx almost got swept by the D-Backs last week. What is that telling you, expert?

  396. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I love how Alex is portrayed as a guess hitter. You don’t guess got way to 594 homeruns.

  397. Jeff June 27th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Why are people still watching this game?

    What indication has this team given us this year that they can rally from 3 runs down against the best bullpen in baseball?

    You saw what Kuo and Broxton did to us last night and they are right back there tonight.

  398. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Scuff,

    I’m not a quitter, I’m being realistic. I’d rather not delude myself into thinking they have a high chance of winning this game and end up incredibly disappointed later on. If they win this game it’ll be great, but it’s not likely that they will do such. I’m still watching the game, but I’m not going to lie to myself and say every time they trail “Yankees will win this game, book it!!!” like people on this blog are doing.

    To win the game, you first have to prove you can put together good at bats, and other than A-Rod’s home run, they still have not done that.

  399. pat June 27th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I just checked my Twitter.

    Did Morgan really say, “you can tell if A-Rod is slumping by watching his belly button.” or are people messing with me?

  400. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    # m June 27th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I love how Alex is portrayed as a guess hitter. You don’t guess got way to 594 homeruns.

    When you’re struggling, you’re a guess hitter. When you’re on fire and hitting everything, you’re seeing everything. :)

  401. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I don’t think anyone here is satisfied or happy even with this offense. Some of us just choose to keep our misery to ourselves. And wish others would do the same.

  402. pat June 27th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    m

    He’s a good guesser because he is a guess hitter.

  403. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    # pat June 27th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I just checked my Twitter.

    Did Morgan really say, “you can tell if A-Rod is slumping by watching his belly button.” or are people messing with me?

    He did :(

  404. Cando June 27th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Sox started out their road trip lousy, ended up going 3-3

    We started out trip great, only to go 3-3

    So, no team draws blood. Although Boston did make up 2 games on and their struggles in Colorado didn’t mean much now that they have drawn even on the road trip

  405. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Jeff- I don’t see you checking out…

  406. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Hitting the ball hard

  407. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Watch the Yanks will go down 1,2,3 in the 7th and 8th and then in the 9th inning with 2 outs attempt a come back. That is how they roll this year when they fall behind.

  408. Vice City June 27th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Matt

    If this were Arizona’s bullpen, maybe.

    The Dodgers have Kuo and Broxton

    They will never have good enough ABs to sustain a long, productive inning.

    Down 3 runs to the 2009 team was easy as pie. Down 3 runs this year is like down 10 runs. You feel like the game is over and feel deflated. Even after the HR, nothing changed.

  409. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Larry,

    A-Rod has had trouble catching up to inside fastballs in this game. Why in the world would Kershaw give A-Rod something he would more easily be able to handle in a situation like that?

    Stop being ridiculous. You don’t like my posts, but stop letting your hatred blind you from what’s obvious. If a guy can’t hit a pitch, why would you try to trick him? That’s the kind of stupidity you’d see from a Yankees pitcher.

  410. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    hit the ball hard 3 times. Nothing to show for it.

  411. Mike June 27th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Last season was the year of late inning magic

    This year is the year of no comebacks in the late innings. Every time we trail late, it is a loss, especially on the road.

  412. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    And in that inning, Posada and Granderson swinging for the fences. 3-1 count on Posada, and he’s swinging out of his shoes trying to hit a home run. This is exactly why it is not so black and white.

    Swinging on 3-1 given the way Kershaw has attacked the zone is not a bad idea, but trying to do that much against a tough pitcher like him is a stupid approach. Kershaw is a tough pitcher for a reason. He’s only allowed 6 HR all season and opponents are hitting .207 against him. Trying to take BP off of him is just not a quality approach, especially when you are down in the game and could use some baserunners.

  413. Luke June 27th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Just bad luck

    That is the difference between the 2009 Yankees and this year – we got the lucky bounces last year.

    That inning just personified the difference of the teams.

  414. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    pat,

    He’s a good hitter because he’s a good guessed? :)

  415. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Ack stupid auto correct.

    He’s a good hitter because he’s a good guesser.

  416. Johnny Boy June 27th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    If the starter doesn’t stand on his heads, we are screwed. Simple as that, especially on the road.

    At least at home, with the short porch, we can generate a little more offense.

    The scary part is that Andy is not going to pitch to a 2.40 ERA the rest of the year, so a little regression from him is scary. When those 7 IP, 1 ER performances turn into 7 IP, 3 ER performances, that is the difference between winning and losing with this team.

  417. DMan June 27th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I pray that Detroit falls apart so that we can get Damon back. I pray every night for that

    Dont’ give me his Detroit numbers. Stick him behind Jeter, with the short porch, and he will hit 20 HRs.

    An ideal fit for the lineup and Cash let him slip away for Nick Johnson and a platoon player…. disheartening.

  418. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I love the way people compare a full season last year to half season this year. Selective memory, much?

  419. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    It’s not ridiculous to say A-Rod is a guess hitter when he isn’t going well and just seeing the ball when he is. Stop saying it like it’s some crazy statement, he changes his approach when he struggles and that’s pretty obvious.

    When A-Rod is not going well, he starts to try to guess and that’s when you see him missing pitches out over the plate and popping up pitches he usually hits. When you guess curveball and you get a fastball, how do you expect his swing to look?

    In the playoffs last year, A-Rod just met the ball and took what pitchers were giving him. You rarely saw him look totally off balance like he has at times this season.

    A-Rod has hit that many home runs because he usually isn’t reduced to guessing futily because he’s a good hitter. However, when he struggles he falls back into more bad habits that compound the problem.

  420. bruceb June 27th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Apart from one inning in Arizona, our offense hasn’t shown up this entire road trip. To be honest, we’re very lucky to escape with a 3-3 record because we’ve sucked.

  421. franmerrf June 27th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Glad someone brushed back Manny. He’s always been way too comfortable in the box against us.

  422. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Pat M, I guess I just don’t see why that’s the case. Jeter, Alex, Tex – they’re huge names ,but what counts right now is production. You could make the Yankees heavy faves, but I would not be surprised if they went down in the first round. I wouldn’t be surprised if they won, either………

    Um, I wasn’t schooling Pat M, clown – I was asking him a question. Since he wasn’t upset about, why the hell are you?

  423. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Matt, that guessing comment wasn’t directed at you. No worries.

  424. lil' m June 27th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    “I think it is nothing short of amazing that the Yanks have the best record in baseball given the amount of injuries they have had to endure.”

    Amen to that.

  425. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Well M, this is a message board, so what are you expecting? People only to post nice, happy thoughts?

  426. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    m,

    I know it wasn’t, but I’m addressing the fact that you are using it to mock the guy when it really is the case. When A-Rod is going well, he doesn’t need to guess because he has so much natural talent, but when he struggles it starts to get in his head and he gimps himself at the plate by guessing.

    It’s amazing how off balance A-Rod can look in some of the at bats he has when he’s a little off his game simply because he’s guessing up there.

  427. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    “I pray that Detroit falls apart so that we can get Damon back”
    ————–

    I don’t want Cash trading with Dombrowski ever again. Yeah the Yanks could/would get Damon back but Cash would probably trade Montero or Romine for him. Cash got rid of great clutch hitters for a dl guy and a .250 all or nothing hitter. He shouldn’t trade with gm’s that are smarter than him.

  428. pat June 27th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    m

    Just call him Multiple Choice! Those essay tests where he has to explain things are not his strength though. :wink:

  429. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    matt, what the hell are you talking about? what fastballs tonight was arod getting beat on? he just hit his homer on friday off an inside fastball. cheated and opened up way early to do it, but he did it

    i agree with you that arod guesses a lot. he did it on that pitch friday. i don’t “hate” your posts. i don’t agree, fundamentally i think, with your approach to watching baseball games. but that’s okay. i think we’ll both survive.

  430. RS June 27th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    What’s amazing to me is that the Yankees have the best record in baseball, one of the best rotations, and yet it seems like they can never get a solid win streak going. They don’t go on losing streaks either, but it doesn’t feel like they’re in a rhythm.

  431. Mark June 27th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Michelle,

    Agree. Dombrowski robbed him in the Granderson trade – getting salary relief, a young prospect, and good reliever for a 29 yr old platoon player who strikes out a million times.

    If he trades us Damon, he will probably rob Cash again.

  432. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    In that 7th inning at bat, he threw him a 2-1 inside fastball and a 3-2 inside fastball. In hitters’ counts, his go to pitch was clearly the inside fastball to A-Rod, and he almost popped out on the 2-1 pitch and was way late. Why do you think they kept going to that pitch there?

  433. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    He also got him to ground out to 3rd on a 2-1 fastball in the 4th.

  434. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Joe Torre uses this guy too much.

  435. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Inside fastball that is. *2-0 count

  436. Vic June 27th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    RS – Excellent observation

    Even though we have the best record, it sure doesn’t seem like it with our uneven play. No long win streaks, yet we had a lot of slip ups like Philadelphia, this weekend, etc.

    Just a weird season. You look up and wonder how the hell we have as many wins as we though because it sure isin’t pretty on the field.

    When is the last time we had a 7 game win streak or winning 10 of 12 or 13 of 17? Seems like we’re just going in circles. 2 good series, a bad series, one good series, one bad series, 2 bad series, 3 good series, etc.

  437. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I am surprised Torre isn’t deperate enough to bring in his closer here.

  438. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Swish.

  439. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Absolutely unreal…..

  440. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Matt, mock what guy? Alex? I made that comment because several people on the last week called him a guess hitter.

    Betsy ( if that’s the real you),

    What? My “misery” comment was for Joba’s 10:21 comment. And it was a very subtle joke. I liked it, actually. In fact, I think I’ll pat myself on the back.

  441. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    because it’s generally considered to be the way to pitch arod. that doesn’t mean he’s been consistently beating him tonight with the pitch. he hadn’t been tying him up inside all night.
    the 2-0 pitch wasn’t inside. it was up, way out of the zone. a very bad pitch to swing at. which, of course, you forgot because of the result. arod hitting a homer.

  442. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Swish and his long swing.

  443. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    M, yes, this is me – sorry :) I missed your exchange with Joba……

  444. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    12 of 16 last month. oh, I forgot, some you think those games didn’t count.

  445. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    What can you say? The offense is just too inconsistent from at bat to at bat to mount a sustained rally. Curtis has a hitters’ count and grounds out weakly on a 2-1 fastball that he tries to do too much with. Swisher gets a 2-1 fastball and opens up big time and gets on top of it.

    Hard to put big innings together when you keep giving up at bats by trying to get it all back at once instead of moving the line along.

  446. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    i will say this. long made arod less of a guess hitter in general. one of his first observ ations, about arod, after he took the job was that he was a guess hitter. that he guessed too much.
    teixeira is. you don’t take that many called 3rd strikes that get a lot of the plate without guessing.

  447. Homer June 27th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Vic,

    We are 25-21, barely over .500 since our last Fenway series, so that might explain why it doesn’t feel like we’re doing well. We’re basically winning as much as we’re losing, and most of the big winning game during the CLE/BAL series. Aside from that, we are under .500. We accumulated our record prior to that Fenway Series for the most part. Basically .500 since then.

    Boston is 31-15 in that same timespan

  448. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Good mop up duty for Joba. Maybe we can see a 3-0 slider here.

  449. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Betsy,

    There was no exchange. But I was surprised you took offense, you’ve been very positive lately. :)

  450. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Larry,

    The 2-0 pitch in the 4th inning was inside corner and he got beaten and grounded out weakly to 3rd base. The 2-1 pitch in the 6th inning at bat was inside corner and he just missed popping out harmlessly. The 3-2 pitch was an inside fastball and he beat him again.

    He beat him every time he threw that pitch and had gotten him out once already, and almost a 2nd time on the 2-1 pop up. Why would you go away from a pitch that he has not shown he can hit?

    A-rod is not stupid up there. He sees that in counts that are in his favor, the go to pitch is the inside fastball. He wasn’t hitting it, but he eventually made the adjustment and went deep. If you find a weakness on a tough hitter, you exploit it while you can. Throwing him a fastball away is just helping him out if he can’t catch up to it inside- he can just shoot it the other way like he’s been doing lately.

  451. Jerkface June 27th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Yankees manage to allow a guy with a 4.7 BB/9 to walk no one in a game. What was their game plan exactly?

  452. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Lead-off walk again. Why am I not surprised?

  453. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Matt that is a big problem with the offense, the inability to chip away

    They either get it all back (like that White Sox game earlier, or the Indians game) and put up a crooked number in the inning, or they don’t come back at all

    They are all trying to hit 500 foot HRs.

  454. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Joba drives me absolutely insane sometimes.

  455. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Homer-
    Does the 21-8 to start the season somehow not count? That was the team at full strength, by the way.

  456. ZMAN June 27th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    YAY!!

    Now box of chocolates Joba is in the game to put it out of reach

    This sucks

  457. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Homer,

    We’re 17-5 in 3 and 4 game series this season. Yes, they’re struggling offensively and. AJ is a liability, but they are getting the job done for the most part.

  458. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Homer,

    Thank you for posting that for all of the delusional people on this blog. They have not played like a .630 team in quite a while, and their performance on the field has been inconsistent. You don’t put together a near .500 record over a 46 game stretch if you are playing as well as some of these people seem to think.

    That’s what an inconsistent team ends up doing in the end. They have some hot spells, some cold spells, but in the end, they have an average record. You never know if you are going to see them give away a game or grind it out until the end, and the record lately has reflected such.

  459. Homer June 27th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Staw,

    Oh, it counts, I didn’t say it didn’t.

    I answered that guy’s question about why it didn’t “feel” like we had the best record in baseball. And the answer was, because the record was built up early and we’ve basically been a .500 team for the past 6 weeks. So it might not feel like we’ve been dominant because we got off to such a great start.

  460. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    BEAUTIFUL double play right there.

  461. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    again, it’s always about the result. if someone made an out, they had to be trying to do too much as opposed to simply not executing in that ab.

    all this talk about trying to hit homers. ask me, the biggest problem is they aren’t hitting as many of them. the biggest difference between this year and last is the homers. the obp is about the same. the slugging is down fairly significantly.

    given that, they are still second in baseball in runs scored. this is not the 2008 offense as compared to 2007. the difference between this year and last is not that dramatic. teams are going to have periods where they don’t score a lot of runs. it happens to everyone.

  462. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    M, I thought you were saying that posters with concerns or worries shouldn’t post……

    I’ve been the same as I’ve always been. I’ve been saying for awhile that this offense is no great shakes. Last year was last year – it has nothing to do with this year. IF the Yanks turn it around offensively, I wouldn’t be surprised; I also wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t. They do not look good at all – and defensively they appear occasionally to be sleepwalking.

    They face a tough bunch of pitchers coming up in the next week or so…….but then, that’s just how it’s going to be. With all the games left against AL East foes, they’re always going to face good pitching.

  463. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Just look at the pitchers that the Yanks have lost to recently and that should explain the Yanks offense in a nut shell. They have too many games where guys aren’t patient, everyone has a big swing and they can’t get a big hit. When they fall behind you see the big almost panic swings. Last year they worked as a team. This year the lineup knows that people are struggling and they are trying to take it on themselves to tie the game with 1 swing.

  464. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Yeah, Jim. Last year it seemed like these guys in the lineup had a sense that they didn’t have to do it all themselves, that if they drew a walk or something else that somebody else behind them could get the runs home and keep the inning going. I wonder if the struggles of Jeter/Teixeira/A-Rod have made some of the other guys start to press as well?

    When you have guys in the lineup who just aren’t getting it done, the players start to try to take it all into their own hands and it hurts their game. That’s why you can blame Teixiera and such for the offensive struggles, even if it’s just 1 or 2 players that you reference. When they are in the heart of your order and are not getting it done, it changes the approach of the other hitters and subsequently the dynamic of your lineup.

  465. AZ June 27th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    They are healthy now, please don’t use that as an excuse.

    Unless the immortal Nick Johnson is the reason we went from a .700 team to a .500 one.

    Actually, he went down during that Fenway series and we have been .500 since. So maybe he was the missing link.

  466. pat June 27th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I get the feeling Bowa is telling Alex whether he made a good play or not the last 3 games.

  467. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    The Yankees were missing half their offense in May and still managed to go 16-13.

    Full strength in April: 15-7 (.681 WP)

    Full strength in June: 15-8 (.652 WP)

    See a pattern?

    They are on pace to win 100 games. They are a better team today than they were at this point last season during the “magical” 2009.

    This is a more dangerous team in the playoffs than a team that won the WS last year because of how much better the starting pitching is.

    Pat M is spot on. This team would be heavy favorites vs any team if the playoffs started tomorrow.

    This thread is just full of dumb.

  468. m June 27th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    And their great start where they won 7 of their first 8 series or something was due to their great pitching (minus javy). Not due to the offense.

    If the pitching can bucklle down, it won’t matter how inconsistent the offense is (as all offenses are by nature).

  469. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Larry,

    But the point is that when you try to hit home runs, you usually don’t. You hit them when you put a good swing on the ball by going with a pitch and swinging at a pitch near the plate. When you try to do too much, you usually end up accomplishing less.

    The home runs are down in part due to the injuries, but also due to the fact that the guys who usually hit them (Teixeira and A-Rod) aren’t because they aren’t hitting as well in general.

  470. kav June 27th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Who is pitching on Thursday?

  471. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Lee is going to be showcasing himself too, he is going to be motivated to shut us down

    Then again, it doesn’t take much to shut us down these days anyway. He is probably the worst type of pitcher for us to face, with his sick control and pounding of the zone. They are going to be hacking away all night…

  472. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Phil Javy CC AJ Andy

  473. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    i’m going to have to look at the abs on the dvr to be sure. i remember a down and in fastball, second ab i think, where arod grounded out to third. i wouldn’t say weakly hit. he wasn’t jammed so much as he just pounded it into the ground. the 2-1 pitch last ab definitely beat him inside though. no argument there. i’ll concede the point for now. at least until i look at the abs again.

  474. Thief June 27th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Stop with the “full strength” crap.

    They are at full strength now, what are they doing? The same thing they have all season – not show any fight offensively.

    We are 6-6 in our last 12 against the awful NL.

  475. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    lol Joba.

  476. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I fear this offense and our relievers are both too inconsistent to go undefeated for the rest of the season.

    :(

  477. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    LGY, I guess I’m part of that dumb…………..I won’t insult anyone. I’ll just say that we will have to agree to disagree.

  478. Johnny Boy June 27th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    The next couple of weeks before the break are not going to pretty for the offense

    We face Lee/Hernandez 4 times
    Toronto has terrific young pitching
    Oakland has very good pitching as well

    Pitching needs to stand on its head

  479. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    “They are at full strength now, what are they doing?”

    ————————

    They are winning at a .652 clip.

    A .652 WP translates to 105 wins over the course of the season.

    I will take how they have done in June every month of every season for the rest of my life as a Yankee fan.

    Like I said. This thread is full of dumb.

  480. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    M, you still have to score…………

  481. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Just giving away runs today, it’s embarrassing.

    Pitched out there and a terrible throw lets him take 2nd in front of the double. All of the stupidity on the bunts and not taking the outs gave the Dodgers an extra 2 runs in that game.

    Of the 6 runs the Dodgers have, 3 of them were gift wrapped.

    And anyone who thinks Joba is the answer in the 8th inning is just clueless. It doesn’t matter how hard he throws if he makes lazy pitches over the plate and gets beaten. He has little control of his stuff. When a guy throws 98 mph with no control, that’s when you see so many good and bad games back and forth. Just because he’s in the pen it doesn’t mean he is all of a sudden going to be lights out when he is so inconsistent to begin with.

    This is why I don’t like them relying on Joba. A guy who never pitched well in the first inning of games, and was as inconsistent as he was, coming in having to record outs in crucial spots. Doesn’t that seem like a recipe for a disaster? Seems like common sense.

  482. WarPig June 27th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Joba is an overweight, gutless wonder.

  483. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    this is where we disagree, matt. you automatically ascribe intent of trying to hit homers when these guys aren’t going well as opposed to them just not going well. obsiously, a big part is arod and tex not hitting them as often. plus, they lost matsui and damon’s homers.

  484. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Matt- Agreed about recent trend, but I don’t think you can make the jump and assume they will play to that level all season. Too many variables will change- Aceves will return, perhaps Johnson, Cash will undoubtedly make some kind of move, Tex and Jeter may start hitting more consistently. Not guaranteeing it, mind you, but I don’t think you can write it off either.

    Joba, however, needs a shrink and some cojones.

  485. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Betsy,

    Don’t you know? Anyone who voices concern about this team or doesn’t see things as perfect, is “dumb” and a “moron”.

    Unless you say we are the best team ever, the Red Sox are finished, and we’re going to win the WS…. the folks here lecture or insult and portray themselves as “better fans”.

  486. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Joba with another hung off speed pitch. Is anyone surprised? This game is showcasing the Yankees issues this season. Fall behind and can’t hit their way back, Joba and his hanging pitches. Just a perfect way to end the game with a Joba mess.

  487. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Betsy,

    That wasn’t directed at you. I know your posts and what your saying. You are tempering your expectations because that is how you are and that is completely fair. It was directed at the Yankees suck, Boston is going to take over the division, etc posters.

  488. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    The Yankees have faced Baltimore 6 times, Cleveland 4 times, and Houston 3 times in June, of which they won 11 times.

    Destroying bad teams is not equivalent to what they did early in the season. They took 4 of the first 6 from Boston, 2 of the first 3 from Tampa, swept Texas, etc in April. They have been fattening up on bad teams, the record is not equivalent and you know it.

  489. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    i’m with you, LGY. You’d think they were playing .452 ball. believe me, there are things i’m concerned about, but i was a lot more worried at this time last season.

  490. Mr.Jackson June 27th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    2 outs, 2 strikes on the hitter and they are still worried about the runner? Focus on the hitter for once.

  491. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Way outside.

  492. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Looks like the umpires are ready to go home too. No way that was strike 3 on Teixeira.

  493. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Betsy, of course you do. But the less runs you give up the less pressure on the offense [to be consistent]. See I can state the obvious, too. ;)

  494. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    LGY, I didn’t think you were directing it at me, but thanks. That said, my comments are not about tempering expectations; I honestly believe everything I said. I don’t think the team is as good as you or Pat M think.

  495. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    SWEET GUESS A-Rod!!!!!

  496. dean June 27th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Amazing….Matt showed up early in the game a posted a couple times, then when LA took the lead he took off and has been rambling every since…

    Arod hits a HR and he’s been talking for an hour about how he got beat on a fastball earlier in the AB…news flash, if you hit enough you are going to get beat on a lot of pitches…its just the way it is…

    Did he get beat on that 95 MPH fastball from Broxton……

  497. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    LGY-

    you are very wise…

  498. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Good news that Arod is heating up. Tex still looks dreadful. The Yanks really need to move Tex down in the lineup. They have a rally killer batting 3rd.

  499. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    M, the pitching had better stand on its head given the starters we’ll be facing…………..

  500. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    True. Yanks on pace to win 100 but 2nd half schedule will get much tougher. Only 6 more with Baltimore to fatten up on. No more Houston & no more Arizona. Got 8 road games in Arlington and Chicago, another 6 at home with the Angels & Tigers plus the usual bunch with TB, Bos & Tor. Yanks record a bit deceiving having had 12 with Bal.

  501. Trevor June 27th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Not a great weekend for the offense.

  502. Jason June 27th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    We don’t face Baltimore again till September. No more Houston on the schedule either.

    We still play Cleveland, but on the road, and we all know how we hit on the road.

    We had a very advantageous schedule. The rest of the year is not going to be so kind as far as having such an easy month

    And despite the easy month, we are 6-6 in our past 12 games. As soon as the competition slightly increased, our record dropped.

  503. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    For an offense that was so dangerous, gritty, magical, etc. last season, ONE man carried the offense in the playoffs.

    Tex was a ghost, Cano was lost, Swisher was so bad he was benched in favor of Hairston.

    Alex Rodriguez was the Yankees offense last year in the playoffs.

    The starting pitching and Alex Rodriguez carried that team to a WS last year in the playoffs.

    This year, their starting pitching is even better.

  504. Pepitone June 27th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I fear this offense and our relievers are both too inconsistent to go undefeated for the rest of the season.
    ———————
    I know, winning the World Series is so yesterday.

    And, if we repeated, that won’t take the bitter taste out of our mouths for having blown a realistic chance at an undefeated season.

    Fire Girardi, and DFA the entire starting lineup!!

  505. Reno June 27th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    “Not a great weekend for the offense.”

    Yep How many times we have said that this year?

    They should be so much better than this.

  506. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Is that Jack’s granddaughter?

  507. UnKnown June 27th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I love how Jack likes the same teams I do. Lakers and Yankees

  508. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Dean,

    How about you actually read what I’m saying before you criticize. I’m talking about getting beaten on the fastball because another poster was responding to something I said about how when you work deeper counts, you fall into more predictable pitch sequences that help out hitters. The entire point was that A-Rod was getting beaten on that pitch and it was becoming his go to pitch in hitters’ counts so it became a predictable pitch to throw there and A-Rod was waiting for it.

    You look for anything to criticize my posts, but you don’t even know what I said that you are picking apart to insult me. If you are going to criticize, at least have a clue what you are commenting on.

  509. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    SWEET GUESS A-Rod!!!!!

    lol

  510. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    That extra run’s gonna hurt, isn’t it?

  511. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    The Yankees played badly on this trip – they were lucky to go 3 and 3.

    Those are good points about the Yanks fattening up on bad teams; I won’t knock them for it because that’s what they need to do, but we’ll see how good they are now that the bad teams are out of the way.

  512. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I’m complimenting A-Rod for making the adjustment on the pitch he was getting beaten on and getting a positive result. The entire point was that when you go deeper in the count instead of swinging at the first pitch, you get a better idea of what a pitcher is throwing.

    I’m sorry that intelligent baseball discussion sails so far over your head. You should stop before you embarrass yourself more.

  513. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Joe Torres great bullpen management folks.

  514. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    excuse me, if they lose they will have been lucky to go 3-3

  515. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    He must be a fan of the Brazil soccer team and the Patriots as well.

  516. JM June 27th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    The injuries are really piling up for the Red Sox. Pedroia, Bucholz, now Martinez. And of course Ellsbury and Beckett have been out for awhile, too. It will be interesting to see if they can maintain their hot streak with that many injuries.

  517. Reno June 27th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Whose to say Andy doesn’t have a bad outing in the postseason like he did tonight? He is 38 years old. As great as he is, some nights he might not be able to fool the hitters with off-speed stuff.

    Burnett and Vazquez are coin flips as to whether the good or bad version will show up

    I love Hughes, but there is no guarantee he will pitch like this the rest of the year or fatigue doesn’t set in.

    CC is the only sure-fire guy. More reliable than Andy because he has the stuff to dominate. He can just overpower guys.

    If you think the offense can just continue to hide in the background, you are mistaken. A-Rod had a HISTORIC postseason last year. Top 5 all-time. Expecting that again is asking for way to much, even though some fans will.

  518. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Wow, they are throwing Posada the same pitch over and over and he keeps biting. That down and in slider is his bane from both sides of the plate, but if he hangs one he’s going to pay.

  519. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    This would be like Joe using Mo in a non save situation with the Red Sox coming the next night.

  520. RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    These 9th inning rallies are becoming too predictable

  521. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    UnKnown,

    Jack looks a lot better than Voight did in his Dodgers hat.

    I’m a Lakers fan, too. And iirc Pepitone is, too. :)

  522. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 27th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Angel,

    “So you are telling me that you have to have played in the major leagues to have any idea about how to play the game of baseball?”

    No, I’m commenting that its clearly obvious you haven’t, by your comments.

    “Get off your high horse and stop thinking you are superior to everyone else on the blog.”

    LOL. LOL. LOL. YOU’RE the one acting superior. Challenging people to disprove your wisdom.

    “Have you played Major League baseball yourself? I doubt it, so stop being a hypocrite.”

    How exactly am I a hypocrite??? I’m not the one writing a million paragraphs per game, about how I know better than major league players and managers. YOU ARE.

    If I’ve learned anything about you, its that you enjoy being miserable. Being able to say “I told you so” and berating the team 335354642 times a game apparently gives you more excitement as a fan, than anything. And thats fine, it apparently works for you. But DO NOT call me a hypocrite when I point it out.

  523. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Broxton’s velocity has been down a little tonight, wonder if he’s a little tired after having to pitch 4 outs in a non save situation yesterday?

    17 pitches already tonight. Boy do I not miss Torre’s bullpen management.

  524. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Guess-Rod

  525. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    let’s not get carried away. jeter hit in the twins series too. how many hits did jeter have in the world series? matsui was the mvp of the world series. arod was tremendous, but he didn’t win every series singlehandedly.

    about the yankees beating up on bad teams this season. what do you think their comined record was last year versus boston, tampa, the angels and the phillies ? 3 games over .500. you’re supposed to beat up on the bad teams.

  526. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you Torre!

  527. UnKnown June 27th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Michelle called it minus one out, here comes the rally in the 9th.

  528. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Wow great AB

  529. TomM June 27th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    LGY. Your revealing in the Yankees 15-9 record for June, conveniently ignores the Red Sox 18-8 record. Yeah, anyone would take the hotter team if the playoffs started today.

  530. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you Joba for throwing your garbage off speed pitch and allowing that run to score.

  531. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Now think of how this rally looks if they did anything in the first 5 innings of this game.

    These rallies are nice and encouraging, but they end up becoming cosmetic because they kepe giving away runs earlier in games.

    They have handed the Dodgers 3 runs on a silver platter. How many do they trail by now? Three.

  532. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Tying run to the plate and Granderson is up, batting .239

  533. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Jorge proving that he knows more about baseball than some on this board.

  534. RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Another difference between last year and this year…the bullpen (namely Aceves) actually held opponents down to give the Yankees a chance to come back.

  535. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Torre actually gets off the bench. What is he scared he might lose game 7 of the world series?

  536. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Broxton was already warmed up before the insurance run scored. But he was used yesterday, so it is approaching abuse . Haha.

  537. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    nice AB by Jorge there…kept fighting until he got something he could handle.

  538. Spyder June 27th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    How is the starting pitching better than last years?

    CC is the same pitcher

    Andy was lights out in the 2nd half last year. He basically pitched as well as he has now from the 2nd half through the postseason. Hard to get much better than that.

    Burnett so far is much worse than he was last year.

    I suppose if you say Hughes is an upgrade from Burnett. But there is no guarantee Joe will pitch him 2nd or what he will be lights out. Burnett, for all his issues, had 3 very good games in the postseason last year.

    Oh, and the bullpen is much worse than last year. Though it doesn’t matter because MO will be pitching 2 innings every night.

    The only upgrade in the pitching is POTENTIALLY Hughes over Burnett.

    But then factor in that Burnett is going to pitch over CC on short rest, and the advantage goes back to 2009. CC on short rest was excellent, Burnett is going to find it tough to top that.

  539. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Wow. That’s a strike?

  540. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Great strike zone here in the 9th inning. 1-0 pitch to Granderson was the same one to Teixeira that was definitely not a strike.

  541. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Same place, now it’s a ball.

  542. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Granderson – another one of Cashman’s great moves this offseason.

  543. UnKnown June 27th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Hang in there Granderson, Act like a banged up Gibson and go Yard

  544. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Don’t need a home run here, just keep the line moving and wear down Broxton. He’s bound to make some mistakes if you make him throw a ton of pitches in this inning, most pitchers wear down past 20-25 pitches.

  545. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Should Girardi complain about Broxton’s strike zone like Torre and Mattingly did about Mo’s? That pitch was off the plate.

  546. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Geez. He almost Pedroia’ed himself there.

  547. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Tie run at the plate with 1 out…..thats about the best you can hope for in a game like this one.

  548. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    “LGY. Your revealing in the Yankees 15-9 record for June, conveniently ignores the Red Sox 18-8 record. Yeah, anyone would take the hotter team if the playoffs started today.”

    —————————

    The Yankees would be heavy favorites vs the Sox in a 7 game series. The Sox don’t have the starting pitching.

  549. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Honestly with chumps like Winn, Granderson, Park, NJ etc – has Cashman ever had a worse offseason?

  550. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Come on now, you need to make broxton throw as much as possible to you, if what comes after is going to have a chance.

  551. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    Geez. He almost Pedroia’ed himself there

    we should be so lucky

  552. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Broxton doing an Armando Benitez imitation?

  553. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Man do I wish they had Gardner coming to the plate right now instead of Huffman.

  554. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    >Honestly with chumps like Winn, Granderson, Park, NJ etc – has Cashman ever had a worse offseason?
    ————-

    Yeah, I really wish he struck out instead of walked there.

  555. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Spyder June 27th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    How is the starting pitching better than last years?
    ———————–

    They’ve given up far fewer runs to date. So, obviously, pitching is better.

  556. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Dude is gassed! I can’t believe Torre is leaving him in!

  557. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Don’t help him out here, only swing at strikes.

  558. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Matt it’s the top of the 9th…….Just shut-up

  559. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Great at bat by Granderson. At least they are making Broxton work even if nothing comes out of this. Huffman has had great at bats today out of anyone.

  560. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Michelle, he could, but he won’t. :)

    Great at-bat by Gunderson!

  561. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Finally got the power back on. This is a tough spot for two rookies to be in.

  562. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Huffman comes through!

  563. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Nice!!!!

  564. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Hit HATERS

  565. RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    !!!

  566. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Huffman!!!

  567. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    big mistake not holding Granderson to 2nd

  568. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks again Joba!

  569. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Really good piece of hitting by Huffman there!

    He’s really impressed me with the quality of his at bats in the big leagues thus far.

    And now they can tie this on an out, have to get the ball in play here.

  570. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Curtis! Too bad he’s not standing on second.

  571. pat June 27th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Will it be Jeter that puts the dagger in Torre’s heart?

  572. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Atta boy Huffman…wow

    little base hit/fly ball here now to tie it up.

  573. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    if Huffman was smarter he would have taken off for 2nd to get Granderson home

  574. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Nice going Huffman!!! I hope Joba’s run isn’t the winning run in this game. Now Colin instead of Gardner.

  575. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Oops. Huffman!

  576. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    to the outfield somewhere Curtis.

  577. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Come on Colin. Wait for your pitch to hit.

  578. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    # Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    if Huffman was smarter he would have taken off for 2nd to get Granderson home
    ————

    Talk to the 1st base coach if you think he shout have been sent. :roll:

  579. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Huffman should steal 2nd now they won’t throw through with Granderson on 3rd

  580. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    great, even if we stay out of the DP, captain groundout looms on deck

  581. RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Wow, the Yankees got REALLY lucky on that call.

  582. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    wheeeew. too close.

  583. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Too bad Gardner isn’t still in this game. Colin calm down…

  584. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    “great, even if we stay out of the DP, captain groundout looms on deck”

    Would it kill you to be positive?

  585. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    No 1b coach is going to do that, it’s instinct.

  586. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I know it’s moot now, but I wonder if Curtis can bunt

  587. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    C’mon Curtis!

  588. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    If Huffamn has good speed i would send hi here

  589. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    the kids hanging tough

  590. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    can’t believe broxton threw him a 3-2 breaking ball there

  591. RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    This game is like Burnett’s outings in reverse. You wonder how an offense can look so good and so bad in the same game, and it has a lot to do with the pitcher.

  592. boston jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Game tying chad? Hope u didn’t jinx em

  593. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Curtis showing guts

  594. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Come on Colin!!! I wonder if he gets the slider here or fastball in the dirt.

  595. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Curtis really hanging tough here…great job getting back in the AB.

  596. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Curtis hasn’t been humbled by the ML yet

  597. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Broxton is fooling no one tonight

  598. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    hanging slider missed it

  599. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    40 pitches….Colin sac fly!!!

  600. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    That was a hanger.

  601. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    great job kid!

  602. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    YES!

  603. RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Yes!!

  604. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    TIE GAME!

    HOW YOU LIKE THAT RALLY MATT!!!

  605. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Yes!!!

  606. The Truthiness June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    YEAH! Where is everyone now?

    “This team will never come back!”
    “No heart!”
    “Granderson sucks…Cashman is stupid!”

  607. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    not pretty but got the job done

  608. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Woohoo!! Good thing it was Granderson running and not anyone else.

  609. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    How stupidly greedy is Loney?

  610. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Two phenomenal at bats by the rooks.

  611. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Wow, what an exciting play that was….who says the Yanks don’t have fight in them?

  612. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I guess it’s good for the Dodgers that the Yankees are incapable of making a come back.

  613. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA Hi HATTERS!!!!

    To all of you so called “Yankee fans” and chumps that said we didn’t have a chance- Please go hang yourself and stop watching this team.

  614. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    That’s a couple of big time at-bats by our two rooks

  615. UnKnown June 27th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Comeback of the year so far.

  616. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    C’mon Frankie hustle!

  617. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Great now ice cold Cervelli. Too bad Swish isn’t still in this game.

  618. pat June 27th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Game not so over?

  619. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    funny how guys like Curtis and Huffman have better at bats than guys like Tex

  620. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Even thought Curtis made an out, he put it in play and allowed the run to score. Just a great AB by a kid his age in a spot like that.

  621. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    C’mon Cervelli! Cap this one off!

  622. tampayank June 27th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Torre is trying to kill Broxton’s arm to beat the Yanks

  623. Pepitone June 27th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Hey, what happened to all the Einsteins saying this game was over?

    Where’d they go?

  624. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Truthiness is speaking the truth

  625. igotid88 June 27th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    YES!!!

  626. UnKnown June 27th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Torre go Edwin Jackson with Broxton tonight pitch count wise

  627. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    See-ya Matt

  628. igotid88 June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Colin has the same stance as Tex

  629. RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Last year the Yankees had a ridiculous run differential in the 7th inning. This year they have probably outscored their opponents considerably in the 9th inning.

  630. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    “funny how guys like Curtis and Huffman have better at bats than guys like Tex”

    Did Tex punch your mother or something? We’ve tied the bloody game! Be happy with that!

  631. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Cervelli wait for a pitch to hit. The pitcher just threw 45 pitches. Come on!!

  632. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    46 pitches, this is almost criminal what Torre is doing to Broxton.

  633. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Blake that was a GREAT AB by Curtis, he fought and battled and put the ball in play where anything can happen. It was Melktastic.

  634. Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Jon Broxton, Joe Torre would like you to meet Scott Proctor

  635. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Torre sure knows how to use a bullpen.

  636. SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Funny how you continue to post stupidity joba farnsworth.

  637. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Cervelli show some freakin patience

  638. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Bye-Bye Matt.

  639. nick June 27th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    what did loney do that was so bad?

    im not able to watch the game, im following it on gamecast.

  640. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Now who do you bring in to pitch………..

  641. RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Would have been nice to get the lead, but can’t complain about 4 runs. Wonder if Mo will pitch the ninth?

  642. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Ive never seen Torre so active and lively. He must be really wanting to beat his old team. He used to be sleeping in the Yanks dug out.

  643. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    cervelli is coming back to earth. still have a chance though. damn sure more than they had 20 minutes ago

  644. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Great inning. Who pitches the 9th inning? Dreadful at bat by Cervelli.

  645. ac1 June 27th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    well broxton will probably miss at least two games in their series in SF this week.

  646. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    nick, he got the out at first before throwing home and was late.

  647. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    # RS June 27th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Would have been nice to get the lead, but can’t complain about 4 runs. Wonder if Mo will pitch the ninth?

    I know. I don’t want Mo to pitch 2 innings.

  648. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Okay, hold them here, and go home with the bloody win of the bloody year!!! LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!

  649. JM June 27th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Joba Farnsworth June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    Jon Broxton, Joe Torre would like you to meet Scott Proctor

    And Tanyon Sturtze and Paul Quantrill and….

  650. SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Chris W,

    He can’t be happy. He’s part of the whine brigade on here who believes only 162-0 is acceptable.

    To him the season is already over.

  651. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I just got misty watching Torre destroy another reliever’s career on the mound.

  652. nick June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    thanks jim

  653. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I’m still here, because like I said I don’t just all of a sudden stop posting when they are playing well. I was here before the rally, and I’m still here so I’m still posting.

    They had some great at bats in that 9th inning, and Broxton looked totally gassed out there. He really had nothing to get those hitters out with, except Cervelli because he went up there hacking at everything cold off the bench. That’s exactly what I’m talking about in these games.

    When they work deep counts and put tough at bats on these pitchers, eventually they are going to cave and make some mistakes to allow guys to come through. When you go up there hacking away at anything close, the pitcher is going to have a lot easier go of it.

  654. Larry June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    nick, he stepped on first, to get the out there, before throwing home. then it was too late to get granderson at the plate.

  655. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Mo. In a tie game. On the road. Has Girardi seen the light?!

  656. ac1 June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    do we get lee AND felix this week?

  657. Bret the Hitman June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Now THAT was the kind of inning I like to see from this lineup.

    Make it count!

    :)

  658. My baseball people said Ken phelps June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    There are some weak Yankee fans on this blog they give up all the time

  659. chan ho's runs June 27th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    If they win this game, I will go streaking down my road, and do so happily.

  660. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Yanks are off tomorrow but you can’t use Mo here for 2 innings again. I am surprised that Girardi brought him in but they don’t have any other options.

  661. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    # Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Mo. In a tie game. On the road. Has Girardi seen the light?!

    Day off tomorrow.

  662. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Loney probably should have just thrown home right away. He tried to get the double play to end it by stepping on first ahead of the throw, but taking the time to do it cost him the out at home plate. He also didn’t make a great throw, and threw it a bit towards the first base side of home plate which allowed Granderson to get in there pretty easily.

  663. Motive June 27th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    All the momentum is with the Yankees right now. Come on, Mo!

  664. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Can we please differentiate between trolls and those who don’t think the Yankees are the greatest team in history? It’s sort of frustrating when, if you don’t think the Yankees are the best, you get classified as a whining troll.

  665. lbo65 June 27th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Oh those gritty and gutty Yankees! After Alex’s homerun I knew they had this comeback in them. Alex has been clutch since last year. Girardi has to use Mo for 2 innings, they need to win this game.

  666. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    well, let’s hope the Dodgers lay down now like most below .500 teams do when you punch them.

  667. Whiner Patrol June 27th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Matt,

    you are a little whiny b@sterd.

    do you think anybody… ANYBODY… enjoys your posts?

    You are free to post as much as you want, of course, but don’t fool yourself. You are an annoying nuisance along with the other bridge-jumpers.

  668. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Why not use Mo here? He had the day off after the 2 innings and then threw only 13 pitches on Friday. With the off day you try to win this game, and after you have a huge rally like that to tie it up, you don’t just give it away by bringing in a lesser pitcher with the heart of the order due up next inning.

  669. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    # Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    “funny how guys like Curtis and Huffman have better at bats than guys like Tex”

    Did Tex punch your mother or something? We’ve tied the bloody game! Be happy with that!
    ————-

    Not to mention that Tex has been hitting over .300 for the past few weeks. Sheesh. Some people will complain about anything.

  670. George C. June 27th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Amen Betsy.

  671. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Whew, Ethier just took a rip at something with his bat in the dugout

  672. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Garret Anderson was Manny’s defensive replacement in LF. lol

  673. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    What did Broxton throw, 100 pitches the past 3 days? Scott Proctor’s arm feels your pain buddy.

  674. pistol pete June 27th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Joba’s inconsistancy has hurt the Yanks this year. This would be a save situation instead of Mo to keep it tied, big difference. If Yanks win Mo needs to pitch 2 innings.

  675. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Mo getting squeezed

  676. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    What was that about Broxton allowing 4 runs all year?

  677. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Come on Mo!!!

  678. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    With a name like “Whiner Patrol,” I don’t know how you can expect anyone to take you seriously.

  679. Motive June 27th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Dodgers melting down.

  680. Frank June 27th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    If we take up a collection, will Matt run off to buy a comic book and leave?

  681. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Now Anderson arguing? These guys are making fools of themselves.

    Re: the troll/bridge-jumper distinction – That’s a fair point.

  682. csinla@gmail.com June 27th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    are trying to throw mo off his rythm?

  683. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Why isn’t he getting thrown out?

  684. matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I just got misty watching Torre destroy another reliever’s career on the mound.

    _______________________________________

    Ha ha ha.

    Torre wants to get himself thrown out so he’s not round to be embarassed by his team’s collapse! He’s BEGGING for it and the ump won’t do it! Too funny!!!

  685. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Torre everyone knows you never get off the bench and wouldn’t if it was a diferent team you were facing…Sit down!! The Yanks are probably laughing at Torre’s “fire” in this game.

  686. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Longest. Argument. Ever. (that didn’t result with a manager toss)

  687. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I don’t agree with that crap tossing a guy from the game in extra innings. These umps today have rabbit ears and I’m sick of it.

  688. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    “Can we please differentiate between trolls and those who don’t think the Yankees are the greatest team in history?”

    Absolutely not. The Yankees are definitely the greatest team in history. I think 27 World Series wins cement that status. If you don’t think so, then you are either a troll or senile.

  689. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Do the Dodgers have another outfielder?

  690. SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Betsy,

    That’s easy.

    You are a troll if…

    You call for mass firings everytime they lose a game.

    You are a troll if….

    You declare a game “over” everytime the Yankees fall behind in a game.

    You are a troll if,

    You post the same nonsense everyday trashing players.

    That’s the difference between a troll and a fan talking about the game.

  691. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Like I said.. Ive never seen Torre so animated. Have you?? This is not the Torre that we know. He must really taking this personal and wanting to beat the Yanks.

  692. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    There is a big difference between not thinking the Yankees are the greatest team in history and being stupid enough to dismiss them in the 5th and 6th innings. That is what should be differentiated.

  693. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  694. matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Mariano Rivera is god on earth.

  695. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Rob B, I think *this year’s team* is the one at issue.

    Also, Manny is out of the game. This is set up for a *big* win, if the Yanks can capitalize.

  696. lbo65 June 27th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Gotta score here with the big hitters coming up. Mo can only pitch one more inning and then it’s either Park or Gaudin.

  697. csinla@gmail.com June 27th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    who is left in the Yankees pen? Gaudin…, who else?

  698. TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    21 comeback wins. Really? Even I will admit it doesn’t seem like that many.

  699. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Who wants to bet Torre throws Broxton out there again?

  700. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Why the hell is there so much negativity right now? This blog pisses me off sometimes! Support your damn team people!

  701. Motive June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Mr. Broxton, meet Mr. Proctor.

  702. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Middle of the order up. Let’s get a run in this inning!!! Otherwise its probably Gaudin pitching the 10th.

  703. csinla@gmail.com June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    no park, he pitched two yesterday.

  704. tampayank June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Torre is horrible at handling bullpens

  705. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Well, the announcers and the graphic show Tex, Arod and Cano coming up to bat. Apparently the #2 spot no longer exists? Am I missing something here?

  706. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Oh SJ, that’s true, lol.

    I mean, I have concerns to be sure, but I love the team. Sometimes I think there are those fans who actually hate the team, the players, the GM, the coaches……

  707. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    “Do the Dodgers have another outfielder?”

    Kemp had the day off, so yes.

  708. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I do not miss Torre one bit. They lost in 2004 not only because he got totally outmanaged, but because the bullpen was gassed by the time they got to October. Hard to fault him for going to guys like Gordon, Mo, etc in a crucial October game, but they didn’t have much left because of the way he rode them early on. If I recall correctly, there was a stretch in August that year in which Gordon pitched in FIVE straight games. FIVE.

  709. pistol pete June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Joe is tough on relief pitchers. Broxton should haveneverpitched in the 8th inning yesterday up 3 runs and it showed today. Joe always rides his hotters relievers until they’re not hot anymore. Ask Taynon Sturtze.

  710. Whiner Patrol June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Matt,

    just telling it like it is. you may very well be a knowledgeable fan. but your posts are annoying and no better than those of a troll.

    this isn’t news to you. it’s obvious you realize this.

    so do something about it and stop with the incessant whining.

  711. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    # Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Rob B, I think *this year’s team* is the one at issue.

    Also, Manny is out of the game. This is set up for a *big* win, if the Yanks can capitalize.
    —————-

    I know. I was being a bit facetious. ;)

    I’m not a Betsy hater. I knew what she meant, just wanted to give her a hard time.

  712. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I love Torre but I feel the need to say this:

    Torre needs another rotator cuff or “scalp” for his wall of destroyed arms. He probably has a wonder years type den with numerous arms/shoulders of relievers on the wall like taxidermy deers.

  713. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    You know what’s WORSE than all the trolls on this board? The people who fall all over themselves calling people out as trolls. If you aren’t ignoring the trolls you are part of the same problem.

  714. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Somewhere tonight Luis Vizcaino shed a tear.

  715. SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Torre used Broxton yesterday in a non save situation in a game he had in hand because he was so caught up in wanting to be the Yankees. He threw 20 pitches when he shouldn’t have been in the game.

    It was set up for him to fail tonight if they grinded AB’s.

    The guy has always had difficulty managing bullpens.

    Tonight is yet another example of that.

  716. rconn23 June 27th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Betsy,

    The Yankees are the best franchise in professional sports. That’s not being a fanboy. They’ve won 27 championships. No one else, in any sport ,is even close.

    I don’t like pom-pom wavers either, but don’t be a self-loathing Yankee fan, the type who thinks that every other team’s players – namely the Red Sox – are always better.

  717. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Let’s go Yanks!! There are only bad options left in the bullpen. Gaudin, Park and AAA Logan.

  718. eric June 27th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    This team, no matter what, never gives up. Would LOVE an A-Rod hr this inning.

  719. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    C’mon Teix, earn your money, work a walk.

  720. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    There is a plaque with “Broxton” labeled on it just waiting for another arm.

  721. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Tex come on find your timing for this at bat

  722. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    “Well, the announcers and the graphic show Tex, Arod and Cano coming up to bat. Apparently the #2 spot no longer exists? Am I missing something here?”

    Cervelli batted in the two spot last inning.

  723. kd June 27th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    tex looking good

  724. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    TEX!!!!

  725. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Somewhere tonight Paul Quantrill sobbed…

  726. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Nice going Tex. Let’s keep it going!!

  727. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Am I on the Red Sox blog right now? COME ON PEOPLE!!! MAKE SOME NOISE!!

  728. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Good night all. Mom says I have to go to bed.

  729. Bret the Hitman June 27th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    short text message but great start to the inning!

    thank u thank u tex

  730. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    If I recall correctly, there was a stretch in June this year in which Matt complained in FIVE straight games. FIVE.

  731. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Damn…

  732. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    “Somewhere tonight Paul Quantrill sobbed”

    lol

  733. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    # TheStraw June 27th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    21 comeback wins. Really? Even I will admit it doesn’t seem like that many.
    ————–

    I’m sure they count any time the Yankees were trailing but won the game. Even if it was just 1 down after the top of the 1st.

  734. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Torre just called his GM to ask him if it’s too late to sign Ramiro Mendoza for tonight’s game.

  735. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    The Dodgers play their division rival SF Giants tomorrow. A team they are tied with in the standings.

    Yet, Broxton may not be able to pitch for 2 days after the unnecessary abuse he has taken the past 2 night.

    67 pitches back to back nights in non save situations. 67.

    Thanks Joe for putting your personal feelings towards the Yankees as first priority.

  736. Bret the Hitman June 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Man, Tex is slow.

  737. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I am usually the first to defend the guy, but Torre does have a blood lust for the arms and rotator cuffs of relievers.

  738. matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Talk about priorities.

    Torre sits in the dugout sipping tea during the postseason when his reliever’s face can’t be seen due to a swarm of midges circling his face and head.

    Torre flies out of the dugout during an interleague game and nearly goes into cardiac arrest because his guy was pitched for jawboning.

  739. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I don’t know why they are gushing over Furcal. He didn’t have to go that far to get that ball, he was practically standing right behind Blake when he missed it.

  740. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Damn Tex is sooo slow….Sherrill stinks hopefully Cano can hit him.

  741. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    That was a great play by Furcal.

  742. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Oh! They intentionally walked Jete! I totally missed that. Confusion cleared up.

    Pistol Pete: ” Joe always rides his hotters relievers until they’re not hot anymore. Ask Taynon Sturtze.”

    ===========
    Ha! I totally forgot about him! My best memory of him was listening to a game in the pool once and cracking up at the absolute ridiculous moment of Sterling calling him “The Grand Tanyon”. Remember him attempting to punch Gabe Kapler in the Boston Brawl? That kid was just stupid. Have you ever seen Kapler? That guy is freaky strong.

  743. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Torre admitted in his book that he did not care about the 2004 ALCS loss. He wrote on a napkin to a Yankees fan, “Get over it.” This from a Mike Lupica article.

  744. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Rconn, I agree with you. I’m not one of those fans – I’m just a natural born worrier. I alternate between between frusrated and being positive, lol. On the one hand, I know we have the talent to do big things; on the other, I don’t often have the faith once things are going bad. I tend to look at it as being realistic, but others see it as being overly pessimisitic.

  745. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    COME ON CANO!!!

  746. tampayank June 27th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    “# Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I do not miss Torre one bit. They lost in 2004 not only because he got totally outmanaged, but because the bullpen was gassed by the time they got to October. Hard to fault him for going to guys like Gordon, Mo, etc in a crucial October game, but they didn’t have much left because of the way he rode them early on. If I recall correctly, there was a stretch in August that year in which Gordon pitched in FIVE straight games. FIVE.

    I agree completely

  747. Motive June 27th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Come on, Robbie.

  748. chan ho's runs June 27th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Tonight’s abuse of Broxton shows just how obsessed Torre is with beating the Yankees. It’s pretty sad.

  749. G. Love June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Yahtzee!

  750. Motive June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    CANO!!

  751. ac1 June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    canooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  752. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    HOME RUN! CANO!

  753. igotid88 June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    CAYES

  754. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Matt ( McCarver ) Let’s just enjoy the game ……You’re like the guy sitting next to me who just doesn’t stop talking during the game, who just recycles the same rubbish

  755. Dylan June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    CANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  756. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    wow

  757. LGY June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Robbie!!!!

    How gritty are these Yankees!?

  758. Michelle June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Woohoo!!! Go Cano!!! Close this one out Mo…

  759. kd June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    robbie!!!!!!

    man that guy can hit

  760. jz June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    This is Cano!

  761. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  762. pat June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    0-11 means nothing to 2010 Robbie!

  763. Bret the Hitman June 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    DONTCHA KNOW

  764. The Truthiness June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Where are the haters now? Stupid trolls.

    Robbie Cano! Doncha Know!

  765. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    CANO CANO CANO! [sing to the tune MATTEAU MATTEAU MATTEAU!]

  766. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    CANO IS AMAZING

  767. Motive June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Dontcha know!

  768. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Jinx much ESPN?

    Talking up Cano’s 0-11 vs Sherrill. :D

  769. Bronx Jeers June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Wow.

    That ball just didn’t stop running.

  770. SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    This team still a bunch of quitters kiddies?

  771. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    He’s just so great…..unbelievable swing. When are managers going to learn that lefties don’t affect Cano…..

  772. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    hey radio listeners what was Sterling’s call on that?

  773. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    HUGE HIT from Cano!

    This is a real statement game tonight. Hopefully they can keep this kind offensive fight going.

  774. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    LOL. I wonder if Torre used his book or his gut. Morgan looking like a prophet.

  775. eric June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    wow— he DRILLED that. Someone tell me, and maybe its because I’m so excited, but when does Robbie Cano put balls OUT to left center?

  776. BD (Boston Dave) June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    What was that chant those fake Dodgers fans were chanting earlier???

    Yankees suck??? it’s awful quiet now.

    Yeah baby!!!!

    Eat it Dodgers!!

    Put that in your book Torre!!!

  777. tampayank June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I love Cano!!!!! He is having so much fun!!!!!!!

  778. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Wow, Cano!

  779. Asd June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I would take the “Good– Take Swish out of the game, that will teach him a lesson” road, but Swish isn’t that type of player. He needs time to find himself, not a lesson.

    On the other hand I’m really really happy Cano hit a homer, has anyone else noticed that Swish/Cano homers usually come within a game of each other? They come in pairs for the most part, it seems.

  780. matt June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I have Mariano another inning.

    What’s great about Cano is that he’s leading the league and hasn’t changed a bit. He’s still the same happy kid he always was.

  781. Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I don’t remember a 9th inning comeback this year, is this the first?

  782. blake June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I thought the Yankees couldn’t come back this year?

  783. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I admit I was dead wrong – I thought the Yankees were dead in the water tonight.

  784. LeTHuL June 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I called that Cano homer. Torre sucks with bringing in left-handed relievers.

  785. Anthony Murillo June 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Remember when Cano was going to suck because his best pal Melky was going bye-bye?

    LOL

  786. chan ho's runs June 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    HELL YES. I have never been so happy to be wrong about a game in my life!

    Getting ready to streak, excuse me!

  787. m June 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Who’s left in the pen?

  788. kd June 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    hey trolls,

    please go away. let those of us who can recognize talent, heart, and passion in a team stay and discuss baseball.

  789. Motive June 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    All right. An extra inning of Mo to hopefully wrap this up?

  790. Chris W June 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Cano with the dagger. Now Mo just needs to twist it a bit, and Torre will be fuming for days.

    Oh would this be a sweet victory…

  791. Michelle June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Come on Mo close this one out!!! 6,7,8 coming up for the Dodgers.

  792. csinla@gmail.com June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    wow. i’m stunned. lets go mo.

  793. Jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Funny how everything Cano has done up to this point has gotten him slight notice but I’ll bet a game winning HR on a national stage will get people talking about him

  794. Bret the Hitman June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    ROBINSON CANO = SUPERSTAR

  795. SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Where are joba farnsworth, ace, ty, and the rest of the whine brigade?

    Funny how they are nowhere to be found now.

  796. Joba tips his Cap June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    # Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Torre admitted in his book that he did not care about the 2004 ALCS loss. He wrote on a napkin to a Yankees fan, “Get over it.” This from a Mike Lupica article.

    no wonder he’s a moron

  797. Dylan June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Haha EVERY SINGLE MOVE Torre has made has backfired. He wanted this game too much. He didn’t think logically!

  798. TheStraw June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Step off the bridge, jumpers!

  799. Pat M. June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Yanks would beat any team in baseball if the postseason started Tuesday

  800. Sevrx June 28th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    REMEMBER ONE THING

    THIS IS JOE TORRE’S FAULT

    He ruined another relief pitcher before our eyes……….

  801. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Win, lose or draw, Huffman and Curtis are the stars of this game.

  802. blake June 28th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    as LGY said…..if the Dodgers lose this game, its a double whammy because they are facing the Giants tomorrow and Torre just burned up his closer until probably Tuesday at the earliest….maybe longer.

  803. G. Love June 28th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Torre used his book tonight, that was located in his gut. He swallowed his book.

  804. Asd June 28th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    >Haha EVERY SINGLE MOVE Torre has made has backfired. He wanted this game too much. He didn’t think logically!
    =======

    He’d never make it as a Vulcan.

  805. BD (Boston Dave) June 28th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Let’s see Joe and Donnie whining again after Mo disposes of their hitters.

  806. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 28th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    BD (Boston Dave) June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    What was that chant those fake Dodgers fans were chanting earlier???

    Yankees suck??? it’s awful quiet now.
    —————-

    Of course it is. The Dodger fans all went home after the 7th inning. :lol:

  807. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    eStraw June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am
    Step off the bridge, jumpers!

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

    Hell, no….let ‘em jump. Somebody will clean up the garbage tomorrow.

  808. scuff June 28th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Hey Matt…tell us some more about how we should use our heads and give up….you are a quitter.

  809. pistol pete June 28th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Wow, I forgot about Paul Quantrill, he had a bad knee after getting hurt in Japan duringoneof the first three games that year and Joe stillpitched him about 80 times that year even when hecouldn;t walk.

  810. blake June 28th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Lefty, righty, martian, robot…Robbie can hit them all…yet managers continue to play the match ups with him and he continues to burn them.

  811. SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Second most comeback wins in the majors coming into tonight and we are stuck reading hundreds of game thread posts from people saying they have “no heart”.

    That’s why some of us ridicule the whiners on here.

  812. Infield Fly June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    How can anyone forget about Quantrill?

    QuanGorMo

  813. RS June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Cano is taking his job of replacing Matsui very seriously…I wonder if Jeter now shakes his head every time an opposing manager brings in a lefty reliever to face Cano.

  814. boston jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Eat it joe torre. Dp and a k. Gm ova

  815. rconn23 June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Betsy,

    I completely understand. All of us, I think, feel that way at times.

  816. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    This game ain’t over quite yet. I’d wait for a final outcome if I were you.

  817. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    # Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I don’t remember a 9th inning comeback this year, is this the first?
    —————

    A-Rod 2-run homer in the 9th to tie, followed by the Thames walk-off in extras?

  818. Anthony Murillo June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Come on, Mo! Let’s finish this!

  819. Chris W June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    C’mon Mo. Don’t make this too exciting.

  820. m June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    LOL, I wasn’t clear the book of stars not “The Yankee Years” although he might wish he had swallowed the final draft.

  821. Jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Joba’s ineffectiveness this year is going to kill Mariano for the playoffs. He barely made it through last year and that was with Hughes saving him probably 20 innings.

  822. Joba Farnsworth June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am
    Where are joba farnsworth, ace, ty, and the rest of the whine brigade?

    Funny how they are nowhere to be found now.

    ——————

    I just call it like I see it fool. You still sore after getting put in your place a few weeks ago?

  823. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    # Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    # Jim June 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I don’t remember a 9th inning comeback this year, is this the first?
    —————

    A-Rod 2-run homer in the 9th to tie, followed by the Thames walk-off in extras?

    —-

    Against Boston?

  824. Dylan June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Come on!

  825. tampayank June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    cmon MO

  826. TheStraw June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Settle down mo.

  827. Chris W June 28th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    “A-Rod 2-run homer in the 9th to tie, followed by the Thames walk-off in extras?”

    Thames followed two batters later, actually. I love seeing Papelbon pummeled.

  828. BD (Boston Dave) June 28th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Rob B,

    ahh right. :)

  829. matt June 28th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I blame Torre for ruining Joba too. Not sure how but he must have.

  830. igotid88 June 28th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    come on Mo

  831. Joba tips his Cap June 28th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    come on, Mo

  832. Dylan June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    LOL!!!!!!

  833. chan ho's runs June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Come on Mo, let’s not have a fiasco like in AZ. Nice and easy.

  834. Chris W June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    And another Dodger down…seriously guys. The zone is nothing unusual.

  835. igotid88 June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    throw him out

  836. Infield Fly June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    That was a strike. Who in the world argues strikes from Mariano Rivera ???

  837. matt June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    That was so strike 3 it isn’t funny.

  838. blake June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Yes that was a strike.

  839. BD (Boston Dave) June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    GameDay shows it as a strike.

    sit down Russ

  840. Anthony Murillo June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    lmao @ the same thing from last night happening

  841. SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    You don’t tell it like it is. You are a crybaby and nothing more.

  842. Infield Fly June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    “I blame Torre for ruining Joba too. Not sure how but he must have.”

    :lol:

  843. m June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Déjà vu on Martin getting tossed.

  844. tampayank June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    the Dodgers, such a classy organization

  845. Joba Farnsworth June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Knew Martin was gonna be peeved after a close pitch on Colin Curtis in the 9th is called for a ball and he gets rung up.

  846. Bret the Hitman June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    That’s not a strike

    :lol:

  847. BD (Boston Dave) June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    how about a double play guys?

  848. Trevor June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    So do the Dodgers always slam helmets and bats when they don’t get a call?

  849. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Sorry, Martin, but, that was just an unhottable pitch for a right handed batter.

  850. Joba tips his Cap June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    that’s a strike, no doubt

  851. RS June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    It’s like these hitters have never watched video on Mo before. They should know not to get caught looking at those pitches if they’re going to complain about the call.

  852. Jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    these guys know they are batting against Mariano Rivera right? They’d watched the playoffs the last 15 years so they should know that his ball has late movement. Maybe they haven’t been watching the playoffs

  853. LGY June 28th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Could the Dodgers whine anymore?

    Jeez. Don’t they know Mo just paints the black?

  854. Joba Farnsworth June 28th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am
    You don’t tell it like it is. You are a crybaby and nothing more.

    ————–

    Do you live just to pick fights on blogs or do you have other hobbies too?

  855. blake June 28th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    They are complaining because of the 0-2 pitch to Curtis…which was also probably a strike but they aren’t moving on from it very well and aren’t coming off looking very well.

  856. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    unhottable

    Error: It was a hottable pitch….just not hittable.

  857. Anthony Murillo June 28th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    That’s STRIKE 3! One more out, Mo, come on!

  858. THE TRUTH June 28th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Would you like a waaaaaaaaa-burger with those french cries????

  859. Joba tips his Cap June 28th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Mo is one cool dude

  860. G. Love June 28th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    That pitch to Curtis was a strike. They have cause to complain in that sense. It was a similar pitch.

  861. Jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Torre just nicknamed the the whole Dodger team – L.A.-fraud. Read about it in his next book.

  862. blake June 28th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Thats a nasty pitch right there…

  863. Chris W June 28th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Mariano is taking it to a different level this year. He’s mastered the cutter breaking away.

  864. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Carroll is the type of hitter than is a pain in the neck.

  865. SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Actually, I like like crushing whiny fans, trolls and crybabies who give up on this team so easily every night. Like you do, for example.

  866. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    When Mo retires……..I feel for the poor fool who has to replace him.

  867. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 28th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    LGY June 28th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Could the Dodgers whine anymore?
    ————–

    It’s like they have a whole team of Kevin Yuckylisp clones. :shock:

  868. Jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    They are complaining because of the 0-2 pitch to Curtis…which was also probably a strike but they aren’t moving on from it very well and aren’t coming off looking very well.

    ——————

    you can’t expect to get the call when you are pitching like crap.

  869. matt June 28th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Torre is in the process of being schooled by his student Girardi.

    How sweet it is!

  870. LGY June 28th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Mo’s stuff this year is sick.

    It is always sick. But this year, wow.

  871. franmerrf June 28th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Boy did the momentum in this game shift quickly!

  872. Phil Columbus June 28th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Too bad Mo can’t get the win and the save.

  873. igotid88 June 28th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    YES

  874. Chris W June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    EAT IT TORRE!!!

    WHAT A WIN!!!

  875. Jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Take that Mattingly!

  876. Carl June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    ballgame! best win of the year!

  877. kd June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    yankees win. thaaaaaaaa yankees win in ny west. listen to that crowd.

  878. BD (Boston Dave) June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Thaaaaaaaaaa Yankees Win!!!!

    nothing more exciting or enjoyable than a game like this.

    appreciate it.

  879. tampayank June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    how’s that taste Mr T

  880. Motive June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    This is how we play baseball in the AL East!

  881. Infield Fly June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Jon Miller sounds devastated. :lol:

  882. THE TRUTH June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    That is some big win boy, Dam.

  883. Bret the Hitman June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I want to be a part of it!

    New York

    NEW YORK

  884. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Best win of the year…………best series of the year.

    I was wrong about the Yankees…………..and very happy to be so!

  885. Anthony Murillo June 28th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    THAT’S a closer, Torre!

  886. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Sweet.

  887. UnKnown June 28th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    That was a great great win. Wonderful comeback. How about the Scranton kids too? Nice win baby. Now lets get back to the Bronx.

  888. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Great pitching from Rivera and his kids. The non-existant Yankee bench bails the team out late and Rodrigyuez and Cano break out the Pinstriped Thunder Sticks.

  889. matt June 28th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    You know it’s about time people face it. NOBODY is better than these Yankees. NOBODY.

    NOBODY.

    Get over it and stop pretending you don’t have eyes.

    NOBODY. That means NOBODY.

    Get it? N-O-B-O-D-Y.

  890. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    YES post game show on!!!

  891. lbo65 June 28th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    What a satisfying win against that dirty rat Torre. Tonight you were reminded why we forced that bum out of town. It was a classic comeback and it couldn’t have happened against a worse human being.

  892. G. Love June 28th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Hopefully, the Yankees have a chance to hit In N Out on the way to the airport.

  893. m June 28th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Da Yankees win!

    Michelle,

    What were you saying about business as usual with the too little, too late.

    Great win for the boys and the fans who had to listen to all the extraneous crap this weekend.

  894. blake June 28th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Wow, great win for the Yankees. Come back against one of the best closers in the game.

  895. THE TRUTH June 28th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Time to get the heck out of Dodge-R Town.

    You see what I did there?

  896. rconn23 June 28th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Just might point out that the Unstoppable Monolith known as the Boston Red Sox were 3-3 on their West Coast swing, while the “heartless, gutless, punchless” New York Yankees were 4-2, capped off by a 5-run comeback.

  897. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Really sweet.

  898. csinla@gmail.com June 28th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Awesome!!! I was at the game yesterday and the fans were brutal – like I have never seen it. I wish I had been there tonight for some redemption. NICE WIN!!!!!

  899. UnKnown June 28th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Nice Mohawks the Rays seem to be sporting what a bunce of dopes

  900. G. Love June 28th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    rconn,

    Red Sox wins count 2x as much as Yankee wins. They win against all odds every time they win a game and when a player of theirs gets injured, it’s unfair and not good for the game of baseball.

  901. Motive June 28th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Stick to basketball, LA. :-)

  902. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Really, really sweet.

  903. m June 28th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Upton all up in Longoria’s grill. What a butt.

    4-2? People said it was 3-3?

  904. Ken June 28th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Sweeeeeeeeeeet win! Extra special. Nice job by the kids.

  905. Jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Huffman is the player of the game in my book. That base hit was the backbreaker

  906. G. Love June 28th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    In Torre’s post game press conference he said he regretted pulling Broxton when he did. Felt he had a few more innings left in him tonight.

  907. Haiku-man June 28th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Curtis and Huffman really came through for the team. Cano was the top performer 2-5 2B HR
    2R 3RBI HE BE DA MAN TONIGHT!

  908. Joba tips his Cap June 28th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    # rconn23 June 28th, 2010 at 12:15 am
    Just might point out that the Unstoppable Monolith known as the Boston Red Sox were 3-3 on their West Coast swing, while the “heartless, gutless, punchless” New York Yankees were 4-2, capped off by a 5-run comeback.

    LOL, :)

  909. pistol pete June 28th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Never thought I’d see a Joe Torre team act so unprofessionally. He was always the coolest manager in the midst of the heat. It’s funny how human weaknesses like jealousy and revenge bring out the worst in people even one with the huge amount of class that Torre has. I’ll bet he tries to set this mess straight in the next couple days. That team came unhinged.

  910. Pepitone June 28th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Yankees win 8-6!!

    When are people on this blog going to realize baseball is not like football or basketball.

    Hey, morons, you cannot run out the clock, you have to get the last man out.

    You just don’t give up on a team like the Yankees, you just don’t.

    They obviously don’t give up on themselves, and that is why they are World Champions.

    Will this stop all the morons on this blog? I doubt it. They still think they’re watching the NBA.

  911. Joba tips his Cap June 28th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Huffman’s AB is just, good.

  912. Jim June 28th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    broxtons era went from .83 to 1.87 in one inning

  913. Damon 27 June 28th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Mo got the win he’s 2-1, that’s good enough for me. Last year, I believe the Yankees had over 47 come from behind wins, I’ve been waiting for them to show their stuff.

  914. rj June 28th, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Joba Farnsworth June 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am
    SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am
    Where are joba farnsworth, ace, ty, and the rest of the whine brigade?

    Funny how they are nowhere to be found now.

    ——————

    I just call it like I see it fool. You still sore after getting put in your place a few weeks ago?

    Well, you see it WRONG, MFer!! HAHAHA!!!

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