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Game 83: Yankees at Athletics

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

YANKEES (51-31)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher DH
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Colin Curtis RF

LHP CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.33)
Sabathia vs. Athletics

ATHLETICS (41-43)
Coco Crisp CF
Daric Barton 1B
Kurt Suzuki C
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
Mark Ellis 2B
Jack Cust DH
Adam Rosales SS
Matt Carson RF
Rajai Davis LF

RHP Trevor Cahill (8-2, 2.74)
Cahill vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 10:05 p.m. ET / YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Mike Winters, 1B Jerry Layne, 2B Brian Runge, 3B Hunter Wendelstedt

WEATHER: Looks and feels the same as yesterday. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s.

UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.: Two-out double by Kouzmanoff has given the A’s an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Sabathia just never seems to pitch especially well out here.

UPDATE, 10:57 p.m.: The Oakland writers are debating whether the A’s would have turned two on that play if Cliff Pennington had started at short. Doesn’t matter. Jeter was safe at first, Granderson scored and the Yankees tied the game at 1.

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m.: Alex Rodriguez continues to mash with the bases loaded. That’s his third grand slam of the year — 21st of his career — and a 5-1 Yankees lead. He has the second most grand slams in major league history, tied with Manny Ramirez. The record is 23 by Lou Gehrig.

UPDATE, 11:25 p.m.: Remember when Sabathia allowed that two-out RBI double in the first? He’s been overwhelming since.

UPDATE, 11:34 p.m.: A lot of foul territory here in Oakland, and it’s nice for the Yankees to have Mark Teixeira to handle it on the first-base side. Nice catch there for the second out of the fifth inning.

UPDATE, 11:42 p.m.: Daric Barton was not at all pleased with the strike three call with the bases loaded. That was the first ejection of his career, and he got his money’s worth.

UPDATE, 11:48 p.m.: That’s 597 career home runs for Rodriguez, and two home runs tonight. Yankees are up 6-1 in the sixth.

UPDATE, 11:59 p.m.: If my math is correct… Only 4 percent of Alex Rodriguez’s at-bats have come with the bases loaded, but he has 36 percent of his RBI with the bases loaded.

UPDATE, 12:33 a.m.: Sabathia is out after 7.2 innings. He’s pitched at least into the eighth inning in four straight starts, and he finished it in the past three.

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388 Responses to “Game 83: Yankees at Athletics”

  1. Rich in NJ July 6th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I wish Rivera wouldn’t have said anything about the injuries until they traded for more bullpen help. I wonder if this makes it more likely that they trade for a starter and put Hughes in the pen at some point.

  2. igotid88 July 6th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    no Hughes in the pen. let him finish his year out as a starter. Don’t want to go through this again next year

  3. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    No problem, Doris, I can wait.

  4. Doris From Rego Park July 6th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Hey Nick- I was in London for work for a week and now I am in our place in Southampton. We were planning on heading back to NYC Sunday but decided to stay out here to beat the heat. Im going to work remotely all week.

  5. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    He would have had to say something in order to pull out of the ASG.

  6. Doris From Rego Park July 6th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Nick- why arent you at the game?

  7. ron July 6th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Hughes is not going too the pen.

    That would be a huge mistake.It would be nice too develope one homegrown starter after pettitte.

  8. Doris From Rego Park July 6th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Nick- also wanted to get your thoughts on the Buffs joining the Pac-10. I graduated from CU in 1996. I think its the best possible move for them. As an alum, I couldnt be more excited.

  9. William Buckner July 6th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    3-1 Rays

  10. William Buckner July 6th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Crawford with a shot off Okajama

  11. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Crawford just homered. 3-1 Rays, bottom 8.

  12. ac1 July 6th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    What an ego Lebron has….

    A 1 hour special to announce his decision?

  13. Rich in NJ July 6th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    “He would have had to say something in order to pull out of the ASG.”

    He can just say it is a sucky exhibition game.

  14. Doris From Rego Park July 6th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    My knicks prediction- sign and trade for Ricky Rubio. Just watch.

  15. CA July 6th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    ac1,

    Yep, but at least this nonsense will be over in 48 hours.

    As a Lakers fan without a dog in the fight, what a buzz-kill it would be if he stayed in Cleveland. Worst decision for him and the NBA.

  16. Rich in NJ July 6th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    “My knicks prediction- sign and trade for Ricky Rubio. Just watch.”

    He’s not a FA.

  17. baseballfab July 6th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Does anyone know what happened to that poor fan in Texas? Did he get killed?

  18. pat July 6th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Does anyone know what happened to that poor fan in Texas? Did he get killed?

    What happened?

  19. vblade July 6th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    SEND SWISH!!! Please go and vote while posting in the GT. 50 votes per day by everyone here would go a long way.

  20. ron July 6th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Zimmerman with 2 hr for my fantasy team.Hopefully weaver pitches a gem.
    A little show because they were left of the allstar team ???

  21. Tyler July 6th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Isn’t Ricky Rubio in Spain for at least another year? Talk about screwing up a draft. The T-Wolves have had so many first round picks these past 2 years and all they can show for it is Jonny Flynn from the past 2 years.

  22. Doris From Rego Park July 6th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    i predict knicks sign and trade for his rights and he plays PG for them in 2011

  23. baseballfab July 6th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf3Z0gwo73I

    The fan fell

  24. ac1 July 6th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    nets make more sense than the knicks.

  25. igotid88 July 6th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Gardner’s already seen more pitches this ab than jeter has all season leading off lol

  26. Bryan July 6th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Go Rays Go!!!!

  27. Rich in NJ July 6th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    It would just be a trade. The sign part is inoperative.

  28. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Doris, I should be at the game, no good excuse not to be, but I went last night and I’m possibly going tomorrow. I’m spending the evening in Marin County, the trip from here is much more annoying than the easy BART ride from my SF home.

    As for the Buffs and Utah, I have mixed feelings about it. I don’t know if it’s official yet, but supposedly the bribe to get them in will be to put them with the SoCal and AZ schools in one division and put Cal and Stanfurd with the OR and WA schools in the other, so Cal will no longer play both UCLA and USC each year. Lame, if true.

    I’m glad all those Texas schools didn’t come in and stink up the joint.

    It’s also a little sad to see the old Big 8 truly die. My dad went to Mizzou, he still talks about his trip to Boulder for a game… is Tulagi’s still there?

  29. RalphieD (OPPC) July 6th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    worked cahills pitch count good that inning

  30. Rich in NJ July 6th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “nets make more sense than the knicks.”

    In bizarro world.

  31. vblade July 6th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    # Rich in NJ July 6th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “nets make more sense than the knicks.”

    In bizarro world.

    ————————

    Why would the Nets want Rubio anyway?

  32. Tyler July 6th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Cahills really establishing his hook. If he has that working with the sinker its goint to be tough.

    Hopefully CC brings it.

  33. baseballfab July 6th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    livestrongray: Josh Lewin reports fan is stabilized, responsive and able to move all extremities.

  34. ac1 July 6th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    nets for lebron.. who cares about rubio?

  35. ben July 6th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    “The oblique injury happened in early May, and Rivera said it still hasn’t gone away completely.”

    And boy, do his numbers show it.

  36. NYY 2010 July 6th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Rays 3 outs away.

  37. Rich in NJ July 6th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    “Why would the Nets want Rubio anyway?”

    I give up.

  38. ac1 July 6th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    rivera seems to pitch well hurt.

  39. vblade July 6th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    # ac1 July 6th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    nets for lebron.. who cares about rubio?

    —————-

    That’s what the Doris poster was talkin about. Rubio’s rights.

  40. ben July 6th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Apparently the rangers fan is responsive at the hospital

  41. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Did everyone fall asleep at once?

  42. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf3Z0gwo73I

    The fan fell

    —-

    The real question is, did he catch the ball?

  43. steveoh July 6th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Mo got hurt shagging. Someone needs to have a talk with his wife.

    Seriously, if he can get hurting shagging in the outfield, I think maybe he shouldn’t do that anymore. Probably a fluke thing, but still just adds to the risk for no good reason.

  44. eric July 6th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Cahill’s stuff is pretty darn good. That ball is diving.

  45. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    SEND SWISH!

  46. Ace July 6th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    The offense has had 1 good inning in 2 weeks

  47. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Hey everyone just got home. time to go put a 20 spot on Swish.

  48. vblade July 6th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    SEND SWISH!

    Just voted another 30 times. Everyone band together and send our RF to the ASG!

  49. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    The first two hitters of the game saw 19 pitches. The next 4 saw a combined 14 pitches, including such wonderful at bats as grounding out to the pitcher on 2-0, grounding out to 2nd on the first pitch…

    There is a reason the offense is inconsistent. If you so extremely inconsistent in approach from at bat to at bat like that, it’s hard to wear down a pitcher and get him to make a mistake in the zone, especially one who has been pitching well lately.

  50. vblade July 6th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    *checks the score*

    Yep, definitely Matt time.

  51. Jerkface July 6th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    The first two hitters of the game saw 19 pitches. The next 4 saw a combined 14 pitches, including such wonderful at bats as grounding out to the pitcher on 2-0, grounding out to 2nd on the first pitch…

    There is a reason the offense is inconsistent. If you so extremely inconsistent in approach from at bat to at bat like that, it’s hard to wear down a pitcher and get him to make a mistake in the zone, especially one who has been pitching well lately.

    The Red Sox have 2 players who are qualified with a below league average P/PA. McDonald and Beltre. The Yankees have 3 players with a below average P/PA Cano, Jeter, and Cervelli.

    No offense has a completely unified approach.

  52. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Attack me all you want, but anyone who seriously believes this team is getting the job done offensively needs to get off their high horse and see what’s right in front of them.

    They don’t have to be losing in a game to point out the fact that they aren’t hitting. They didn’t hit last night either even though they won, but in your mind the offense is great because they scored enough to win (with no help from the pitching, of course).

    If the pitching throws a shutout, the offense did a great job “finding a way to score,” and if the offense does a bad job the “pitchers didn’t keep them in the game.” They are blameless in your eyes apparently.

  53. JM July 6th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Just voted again about 25 times for Swish….I think my computer may overheat; I’ve voted so many times today.

    Send Swish!

    Does anyone know what happened to Youkilis? He has an ugly mug but he really is a great player, even though I hate the Sux I hope it’s not serious.

  54. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Hi, Matt.

    Hmmmm, if I leave now, maybe I can make it by the 5th inning. :roll:

  55. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Jerkface,

    Good lineups do have unified approaches. When a pitcher is on a pitch count, you take more pitches. When a pitcher falls behind the hitters before you, you take pitches. Last year’s offense was so consistent because they made pitchers work early in games and wore them down enough that when they mounted their big rally in the middle, they were tired and made mistakes.

    Stop making excuses for these guys, they have not been as good this year and you know it. Count up how many times starters have been knocked out before completing 6 against the Yankees lately. I can guarantee you it’s not a large number. A lot of teams have mediocre bullpens, but if you never get to them then you aren’t going to score consistently.

  56. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Good lord Matt, it’s the second freaking inning.

    Chill the #%#$ out.

  57. blake July 6th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Nice swing by Jorge but he should have taken more pitches….never swing until its 3-2.

  58. John July 6th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Sure, the Yankees offense this year seems streaky and can be frustrating to watch. But 1992-era John would have been thrilled if our club had been twenty games over .500 at this point.

  59. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Matt

    How many pitches does a batter have to take before it’s acceptable to swing?

  60. Hey Kelvin says July 6th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    LeBron now will make a decision on thursday, at an ESPN 1 hour special.

    All proceeds of the show go to Boys & Girls club.

  61. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Did you guys and gals here that a fan in texas had fallen over 30 feet. Crazy I hope he is ok.

    Youk hurt his ankle.
    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....ainst_rays

  62. blake July 6th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Bumgardner had a nice outing tonight for the Giants.

  63. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    No more swings. They won’t figure it out ’til we’re up by 5 runs!

  64. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Uhh the Yankees do have a good lineup and do for the most part have a unified approach. There will always be players on a team that don’t follow the blueprint to the letter.

    Honestly I”d rather have Cano than a 2B that takes a million pitches but hits .215 ….

  65. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 6th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    They have 51 wins. Winning is the name of the game. Sometimes you win with a good offensive game, sometimes you win with a well-pitched game. Sometimes you get both in the same game and win, sometimes you get neither in the same game and win; sometimes you lose in spite of doing everything well.

    They have 51 wins. I’m not going to complain.

    And stop telling me (and others like me) that we’re on a high horse because we don’t need perfection to enjoy the game and be happy about the team IN GENERAL.

  66. Bring in the Goose July 6th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Forget Swish!

    SEND MATT!

  67. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I’m sorry SJ that I’m not allowed to comment on the team’s performance on the field.

    It’s only the second inning? Are you kidding me? They have been up and down offensively for the last month and a half, even with almost their entire lineup on the field.

    They hit under .250 as a team over the entire last month. But they can never play poorly since they’re the Yankees!

    Until the team makes a conscious effort to grind out at bats and take some pitches, they will continue to be erratic at the plate.

  68. pat July 6th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    “How many pitches does a batter have to take before it’s acceptable to swing?”

    And if the first 2 are strikes, is it okay to swing at the 3rd?

  69. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 6th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    And maybe you’re the one on the freaking high horse – you seem to think you know better than everyone else here.

    They have 51 wins – they must be doing something right.

  70. RalphieD (OPPC) July 6th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    couple real nice abs by gardner

  71. blake July 6th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Are they grinding this inning? I have a hard time telling.

  72. Bring in the Goose July 6th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I do have to agree with Matt on the following players not exactly playing up to par this first half.

    Arod, Posada, Jeter, Granderson

  73. kd July 6th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    great ab by gardner. that’s all he needs to do, take some pitches and hit the pitch he wants up the middle on the ground.

    he keeps doing that, he might get 200 hits in a season.

  74. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    1-1 Derek you cant swing yet

  75. ron July 6th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Just curious matt.

    How were your posts last season???

    If they were the same your credibility is zero.

    I just cant imagine you posting positively.

  76. franmerrf July 6th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Too bad Curtis couldn’t score on that hit.

  77. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    “And if the first 2 are strikes, is it okay to swing at the 3rd?”

    Never! That’s the waste pitch!

    Are you trying to turn us into the Royals???

  78. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Come on JETE

  79. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Stop with the ridiculous comebacks.

    You know very well that early in the game, you should be taking in counts like 2-0 leading off innings. You shouldn’t swing at the first pitch when the guy has been falling behind hitters and has an elevated pitch count.

    It’s not a formula, it’s using your head. You don’t go up there and swing at a 1-0 pitch with the bases loaded against a guy who hasn’t proven he can throw strikes. You are aggressive against pitchers who have proven they can throw strikes, but you don’t help guys out.

    As much as the numbers seem to be there, they haven’t been that quality of team consistently. Even Mike Greenberg on the radio this morning could point out that they have been lacking at driving in runs despite the numbers. You guys are so bent on attacking me that you’ll deny what’s so obvious.

    And look what happens when hitters take a few pitches. It’s not a coincidence, Cahill doesn’t have good enough stuff that he can get these guys out as easily when he’s behind in counts.

  80. G-C July 6th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Matt,

    You need some meds or something.

    This team is in first place. Who gives a flying shat if you think they’re “erratic offensively.” They’re the best and most talented team in baseball and it isn’t even close.

  81. blake July 6th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Eh….not ideal but gets the run in.

  82. eric July 6th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    2 out RBI would be nice here from Tex

  83. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Matt,

    They are 20 freaking games over .500.

    They have THE BEST RECORD in baseball.

    They had a bad hitting month in June. They also had a bad hitting month LAST June.

    There are no perfect teams in baseball. No team hits every month.

    It’s a game of streaks.

    You act like they are in fourth place.

    Like I said earlier, chill the €£#% out.

  84. kd July 6th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    tex looks like that really hurt

  85. John July 6th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Here is why I’m not about to panic:

    No team, be it in the AL East, or the AL in general, has shown itself as capable of running away with anything. The challenges and strengths seem equally spread out.

    We have a wonderful starting rotation, provided Good AJ decides to show up at least half of the time.

    Our offense can do the job.

    I believe:

    We will be more healthy, more consistent, and have some incoming help as the season goes along.

    We have shown ourselves to be resilient and formidable even with all our problems thus far.

    We can beat any AL contender that comes our way.

    So no worries here.

  86. Hey Kelvin says July 6th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Why is Gene smiling as he’s talking to Mark, I’m like w-t-f.

    Hope he is alright.

  87. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Why does tex always get hit

  88. blake July 6th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    that hurts…hopefully that got meat and not bone.

  89. Jim July 6th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    that was 90mph right in the kidneys

  90. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    You people think so black and white that you miss what is common sense.

    Early in the game, you need to work on driving up his pitch count. It’s not as big a deal to be aggressive later in a game when you have runners on base, but early on you need to take those opportunities in which the pitcher is in trouble to make him work hard for his outs.

    You don’t take until there are 2 strikes every at bat, you approach an at bat intelligently. Against Roy Halladay, you need to be aggressive at good pitches to hit early in a count. Against Dontrelle Willis, you take until he proves he can throw strikes, you don’t hack away at 3-1 pitches out of the zone and start running on the bases.

  91. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    “Stop with the ridiculous comebacks.”

    No ridiculous comebacks??? Maybe that’s how they blog in Pyongyang, but not here, buddy! :mad:

  92. Bring in the Goose July 6th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Jeter appears to be a groundball machine this season.

    Whether the stats agree, the guy is pounding’em into the ground.

  93. SSDD July 6th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Trevor Cahill on pace to throw 1,000 pitches in this game.

  94. blake July 6th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    bases loaded + Arod = good things (ususally)

  95. kd July 6th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    tex gets hit a lot because he’s a leader on the team and not derek jeter. you can’t hit jeter too much without backlash, tex because he’s a free agent.

    that said, tex didn’t get hit on purpose

  96. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Matt,

    he has 60+ pitches in the 3rd inning…what more do you want?

  97. terpbomber July 6th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Seems a long time since the pitch-around-Tex-to-get-to-Alex paid dividends!

  98. Hey Kelvin says July 6th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    My boy Alex did it again

  99. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I think I sorta called that.

  100. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 6th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Was that good enough, Matt?

    The Yankees have 9 – NINE – grand slams this year.

  101. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    ALEX THE GREAT BABY

  102. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Cahill has thrown 63 pitches in 3 innings and Arod has just hit a grand slam.

    Is that ok Matt or should Arod have taken a walk?

  103. Jim July 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    that’s the way you pick up a teammate. Reminds me of Rock Raines after Tino got drilled by Benitez.

  104. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Matt, happy now?

    Alex and the offense get it done. Textbook Yankees baseball.

  105. SAS July 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    That was sweet Alex

  106. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Where am I saying they aren’t a good team?

    I’m sorry that you can’t handle that this team has some flaws as of this moment. Having the best record doesn’t mean they are invincible. They have been barely better than .500 since the middle of May.

    And look there, A-Rod is more patient and gets a meatball on 3-1. Like I said, you get pitchers into tough spots in which you get more hittable pitches and you’ll get results on a more consistent basis. Cahill has been nibbling on these guys all night, he doesn’t have overpowering stuff and everyone knows it. If you let him get himself in trouble, he’s eventually going to make a mistake.

  107. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    WHY is he swinging on 3-1???

    The name of the game right now is pitch count, he should be making Cahill prove he can throw a strike. Try to drive in runs later, not now.

    Arod fail!

  108. vblade July 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    That a good enough approach for you, Matt?

  109. igotid88 July 6th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    A-Rod!!!!

  110. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I’m glad A-rod didn’t take that pitch…

  111. chan ho's runs July 6th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Alex says: Suck it

  112. Bring in the Goose July 6th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Jim –

    Thanks for bringing that game up.

    That was one of my favorite Yankee moments of that year.

    Raines clobbered that very next pitch – wow that was awesome!

  113. GreenBeret7 July 6th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I gotta finally agree with Matt (wash my mouth out). Rodriguez needs to stop trying to hit home runs.

  114. rconn23 July 6th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Cue Matt complaining about Cano’s at bat after the A-Rod slam.

  115. Bring in the Goose July 6th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Cano quietly down now under .340

  116. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Good timing, if Alex and Tex are waking up. Cano is finally coming back to earth.

  117. pat July 6th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Incidentally, A-Rod’s homer was launched in the direction of the infamous 209, where it is expected to land in 90 seconds.

  118. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I was really hoping A-Rod would cut across the mound on his way to first after hitting that grand slam….

  119. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Yes, I am happy with that inning, because they actually took some pitches and didn’t help him out. Of course you guys will try to twist it to make me look bad for complaining, when in reality everything I said they needed to do is what made the difference in that inning.

    But don’t go celebrating just based on what they did in one inning just yet. They need to show innings like that more consistently before you can truly say they are as dangerous an offensive club as they should be. We’ve seen flashes of it, like the Sunday game in LA and the 11 run outburst on Saturday, but they get away from it too often still.

  120. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Stupid under performing offense. I mean come on, Tex only saw 3 pitches before he got plunked. And ALex should have ran the count to full. Who does he think he is, swinging at the ball.

    Don’t they now the goal is to get to the bullpen by working the count, not scoring runs. Sheesh.

  121. Benny Blanco July 6th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Its funny how no one brings up his avg with RISP any more.

  122. Benny Blanco July 6th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I was referring to Alex!

  123. pat July 6th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    And again Alex homers when CC is starting. It seems that happens more than with other pitchers.

  124. Josh Weissbach July 6th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    you win games by the final score, not pitch count, a-rod better be swinging at a 3-1 pitch down the middle

  125. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    “I’m sorry that you can’t handle that this team has some flaws as of this moment.”

    Every team has flaws. The truth is the Yankees have less than any other team in baseball and despite all the things they do well you continue to dwell on them in every one of your posts. You’re not even handed and its very tedious to listen to.

  126. GreenBeret7 July 6th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    More patient? You great fool. He swung and fouled off the only pitch that was even close to the plate until the slam.

  127. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Every team has flaws. The Yankees have FEWER flaws than everybody else. That’s why they have the best record in baseball.

    When you come on here crying every freaking time they fall behind in a game spouting nonsense, it gets tedious.

    Three innings, 5 runs, and they have run up Cahill’s pitch count to 68. This, against an all star pitcher.

    Stop expecting perfection. It’s a futile goal.

  128. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Matt,

    I don’t mind your comments because you are obviously intelligent and well spoken but you are vastly oversimplifying this “taking pitches” approach.

  129. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Nick,

    Stop with the ridiculousness.

    Like I said, it’s about understanding situations and approaching the at bat intelligently. 3-1 count with the bases loaded, you are getting a meatball obviously. If that same count came ina situation in which you trailed by 2 in the 9th, you better be taking that pitch.

    It’s not black and white, so all you guys are doing is making yourselves look ridiculous by trying to twist what I’m saying as such.

  130. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    “Its funny how no one brings up his avg with RISP any more.”

    Alex is actually over .500 with three slams with the bases loaded this year. That’s clutch. I don’t care what the score was. If they are loaded, it is your job to *unload* them.

  131. JM July 6th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Alex really has become incredible in the clutch, hasn’t he? Only 2 more grandslams for his career and he will tie the major league record, which is really pretty amazing.

  132. ron July 6th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:00 pm
    Matt,

    he has 60+ pitches in the 3rd inning…what more do you want?

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

    61 +

  133. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Is there any way to measure how the Yankees’ flaws coupled with their positive attributes add up in relation to those of the other teams in the division and the league?

  134. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Nick,

    Stop with the ridiculousness.

    Asking Nick to stop with the ridiculousness is like asking Youkilis to stop sweating. It just ain’t going to happen

  135. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 6th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I’m okay with the flaws. I know what they are, I accept them. I don’t expect perfection. I don’t need the flaws to be pointed out and enumerated to me every single at-bat.

    Davis is really fast.

  136. Melkman is in Hotlanta July 6th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    “”No ridiculous comebacks??? Maybe that’s how they blog in Pyongyang, but not here, buddy! “”

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

    I wouldn’t put anything past our PRes Oblahblah.

  137. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 6th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Ahh nuts – what prospect were they just talking about????

  138. vblade July 6th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    By the way….

    SEND SWISH!!!!

  139. LGY July 6th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    What prospect were they just talking about? I missed it.

  140. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Well, the ump gave back the A-Rod swing with that call. Where was the 2-0 pitch?

    Ooh, nice DP there. Great throw by Sabathia.

  141. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    “Alex really has become incredible in the clutch, hasn’t he? ”

    Its been a really incredible transformation…he’s the guy you want up there when it matters for this team now. Who woulda thunk it.

  142. ben July 6th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    “Attack me all you want, but anyone who seriously believes this team is getting the job done offensively needs to get off their high horse and see what’s right in front of them.”

    DURR HURR WHAT A CRAPPY OFFENSE.

  143. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    “What prospect were they just talking about? I missed it.”

    Eduardo Nunez.

  144. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    what about nunez?

  145. Evan July 6th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    here’s hoping ARod doesn’t go iinto a cold spell when he reaches 599, like he did when he reached 499, back in ’07.

  146. GreenBeret7 July 6th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Rodriguez has always produced runs. It’s a ridiculous remark. Nobody ever drives in 100 unimportant runs a year. He’s closing in on 1800 of them. At least one a year accounted for something.

  147. Melkman is in Hotlanta July 6th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Nice Aroid!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  148. Hey Kelvin says July 6th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    They mentioned Ed Nuñez, SS.

    Improved Glove, Nice bat. Giving him a try at other positions in order to give him a call and improve the bench.

  149. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Nick,

    It’s a very complicated formula.

    I don’t think peasants like us could figure it out.

    I just know that if Cahill has an 8 pitch inning in the 4th, Matt’s gonna blow a gasket.

  150. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I expect perfection? I’m criticizing the approach, not the results. If a guy hits a home run by chasing a pitch in the dirt, cudos to him, but that’s not going to happen 99% of the time. If you have a bad approach, you diminish your chance of positive results. I’m sorry that I want my team to put itself in position to do well on the field.

    Get over yourself. Anyone who dares have any concern about the team is overreacting and a bridge jumper? Yes the Yankees have played well, but they should be better than they have been. They are keeping teams around that should have been buried by now. Nowhere am I saying they aren’t a good team that can play well eventually, but it has to be a concern that the offense is still so up and down.

    I’m not allowed to be concerned because the team has a good record now? I’m sorry that I’m not allowed to think long term. The team has some issues right now that are being covered up by excellent starting pitching, but they are by no means playing like the best team in baseball right now despite what their record says.

  151. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    “what about nunez?”

    They have been playing him in different positions. Possible call up this year. Stick really likes him.

  152. Yankee Trader July 6th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Nunez has been playing other positions besides SS and Stick Michael really likes his glove plus he’s hitting .300

  153. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 6th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks, Hey Kelvin says.

  154. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    the Yankees could win this game 5-1 and crybabies will whine on about how they only scored in 1 inning…

  155. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    “Nick, Stop with the ridiculousness.”

    Oh, but Matt, that’s how I vent when I see silly stuff on the internet.

    You’re not against venting on LoHud, are you?

    It’s just not all black and white. Some of it is ridiculous too.

    For example, I am told that Johnny Damon (former Yankee) just hit a walk-off home run for the team that gave him less money and one fewer year than the Yankees offered.

    How ridiculous is that?????

  156. pistol pete July 6th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Mo’s dinged up, his side and his knee, I wish they’d shelf him now until the all star break. He is the one player unreplaceable down the stretch and in the playoffs. We should do ok vs Oakland and Seattle without him. Take no chances with Rivera, ever!

  157. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Matt, you’d have more credibility if you ever expressed enthusiasm on this blog. Alex hits a grand slam; couldn’t you do a “Nice job Alex!” or something?

  158. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks Tar and Yankee Trader…I missed that also.

  159. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Matt you have to understand this from our perspective.

    We never see you on the blog until the moment the Yankees fall behind. It’s comical and slightly annoying that you are just constantly complaining about one thing or the other.

    Sure you’re allowed to voice your concerns over the team but we’re allowed to call you dumb for overreacting. The beauty of the internet….

  160. Alex July 6th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Is there anywhere to watch the yanks online for free?

  161. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I voted 250 times for Swish… in 3 hours..

    Where are the pundits that said AROD is not an All Star this year?

  162. ben July 6th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    “The team has some issues right now that are being covered up by excellent starting pitching, but they are by no means playing like the best team in baseball right now despite what their record says.”

    Go back and look at the team OPS for the World Series Champions of the past decade and then compare it to the current Yankee offense. The 2010 Yankee offense is better than the offense of 7 of the 10 winners.

    Get over it.

  163. damon (think 28) July 6th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Jack Cust warned of taunting Alex this week, he said he didn’t want the park to become a homerun nest.

  164. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Nick
    since you mentioned the D word, Where is Erica?

    Matt makes me miss dissertation Dave. I wonder if he’s still in school?

  165. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    any ideas on where Raffy Soriano ends up after next season? any possibility the Yankees go after him? (beats giving up the farm for Soria)

  166. Melkman is in Hotlanta July 6th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Who’s going to replace Mo if he decides to take a 15 day DL? Not a bad idea considering his age.

  167. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    It’s funny how I get criticized because they scored runs AFTER I made comments about their early game failures. So they never have had a bad at bat just because one guy has had a good one? I guess the first pitch ground out to second never happened just because the next guy had a great at bat to bail him out.

    They scored 11 runs in the 3rd on Saturday, and 0 the entir erest of the game. Getting it done once doesn’t mean they get it done enough. Luckily for them, they have so much talent in this lineup that the one inning that they do get it done is big enough to cover up for the fact that they stranded a ton of guys on base all throughout the rest of it.

    They are losing very winnable games like Friday night because of it, so even though they are getting great pitching a lot of these nights, they are also missing chances to bury the rest of the division. They should be up 5+ games on some of these teams right now, so hopefully they don’t regret that later on.

    I’m sorry that I’m not allowed to think that everything is not so perfect in Yankee land. I don’t expect perfection, I expect them to not totally underachieve all season long. They don’t need to go 162-0, they just need to play more up to what they are capable of doing with this roster. We saw what they can do in April, but they have been barely over .500 since.

    Best record in baseball yada yada yada. They haven’t been playing like a .620 team since the beginning of May when they went into Fenway and won the first two games from Boston.

  168. Alex July 6th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I voted over 100 times for Swisher.

  169. Benny Blanco July 6th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    “The team has some issues right now that are being covered up by excellent starting pitching, but they are by no means playing like the best team in baseball right now despite what their record says.”============================================

    I’m scared to see what this team will play like once some of those issues get resolved.

  170. pat July 6th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    “I’m okay with the flaws. I know what they are, I accept them. I don’t expect perfection. I don’t need the flaws to be pointed out and enumerated to me every single at-bat.”

    Doreen

    Substitute the word “day” for “at-bat” and I believe you defined how to stay happily married for 30 years. :wink:

  171. Melkman is in Hotlanta July 6th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    What happened to Trisha? Miss her erudition!

  172. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    “Where are the pundits that said AROD is not an All Star this year?”

    Alex hasn’t played at an All-Star callber level this year, for whatever reason. He’s in on reputation, but that’s part of the game. Griffey’s last few appearances were more of a joke.

  173. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    CC’s got strikeout stuff tonight.

  174. Yankee Trader July 6th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I asked this question before, but don’t believe i got a response.

    If Lee is traded to a NL team before the All Star game, does he get to represent his new team at the game and would this be a first, where a player is traded, picked as an all star, and going to a different league?

  175. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Sabathia is nasty…

  176. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    “Alex hasn’t played at an All-Star callber level this year, for whatever reason.”

    He’s on pace for 134 RBI’s, 26 HR’s, and 41 doubles. His numbers are down a little for him but they are still very good.

  177. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Tar, a Damon walk-off coupled with the heat back east probably sent Erica to a cold shower. ;)

  178. TheStraw July 6th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    “They should be better than they have been”
    By far the most idiotic comment of the season. What the he’ll makes you this kind of evaluator? You should make more intelligent posts than you do. The Yankees have the best record in baseball despite numerous injuries to important players. This is real baseball, not the kind you have been playing on your xbox where every team wins 10-3.

  179. gfd July 6th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Cahill is at 80 pitches after 4 innings, CC is at 53.

  180. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    So what that you never see me on here in certain situations? Stop taking this blog so seriously.

    It’s a baseball blog, it’s not life or death as to whether you show up on here every night or only certain nights. You post when you feel like posting, which for some people is not every night.

    I never see you guys ever admit that the team is struggling when they aren’t playing well, so why should I take your opinions seriously either? It can go both ways.

    I’m not going to waste my time just to sit here and “prove” to you that I can post in all situations. It just doesn’t matter.

  181. ron July 6th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Perfection does not exist.

    All you can do is thrive towards it.

  182. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    “Sabathia is nasty…”

    Nah. the A’s just don’t know how to take pitches.

  183. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    “He’s on pace for 134 RBI’s, 26 HR’s, and 41 doubles. His numbers are down a little for him but they are still very good.”

    The RBIs are a function of his position in the lineup. His power numbers are way down. I suspect that will correct as the season goes on.

  184. ben July 6th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    “I guess the first pitch ground out to second never happened just because the next guy had a great at bat to bail him out.”

    See Matt, that’s the thing about baseball. Batters tend to create outs. In fact, it happens around 2/3 of the time. You seem to think that every single out is incontrovertible proof that the offense is in tatters, while every single hit is just an aberration.

    The fact is that you’re arguing an entirely unsupportable position – by every objective measure available, the Yankee offense is one of the best in baseball. They’re second in the league in OPS. They have the best record in baseball. Their offensive numbers are better than 7 of the last 10 World Series Champs.

    If you actually had anything to back up your complaints, we might listen. As it is, it’s just absurd.

  185. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    You are upset they scored 11 runs in one inning and no runs the rest if the way?

    You do understand this isn’t slow pitch softball.

    Here’s the way I look at it…..

    As Bill Parcells says, “You are what your record says you are”.

    Since I believe he gets this more than you, I’ll take being 20 games over .500 with the best record in baseball, flaws and all, at the halfway point in the season.

  186. luis July 6th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Matt,
    i’ve reading your coments. if they were playing to a 500 record there is no way they would be 20 over 500 right now. so chill and enjoy the ride!

  187. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    TheStraw,

    Idiotic comment? Maybe you need to think before you post.

    When Teixeira is hitting .240, and Jeter’s OBP is down 60 points, and Posada hasn’t hit a lick since coming off the DL, and Granderson is hitting .225, it’s hard to think they can’t be better than this, no?

    These guys are not just having bad seasons, but career worst seasons, all at the same time. I’m sorry that they can’t do any wrong, but they just aren’t playing as well as they were expected to do this year. Having the best record in baseball doesn’t mean they can’t be better. If even two of the above four hitters turn it around, they will easily out pace what they’ve done early on.

  188. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Yankee Trader July 6th, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    I asked this question before, but don’t believe i got a response.

    If Lee is traded to a NL team before the All Star game, does he get to represent his new team at the game and would this be a first, where a player is traded, picked as an all star, and going to a different league?

    ——–

    he represents whatever team he is on, though it is tricky with the league switch. The Reds traded their all star closer Jeff Shaw to the Dodgers and Shaw debuted as a Dodger in the All Star game.

  189. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    “Stop taking this blog so seriously.”

    Ridiculous!

  190. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 6th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    And yet they’re 20 games over .500.

    Sure there’s room for improvement. But it’s very tiring to be told this team is not playing well enough.

    They are winning most series they play. How are they doing that? How have they managed to win more games than anyone else?

    And, not to mention, there is an opposing team trying to win every game, too.

  191. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Oh noes! Two 1-2-3 innings in a row!

  192. ben July 6th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    “These guys are not just having bad seasons, but career worst seasons, all at the same time.”

    And Gardner, Cano, and Swisher are having career best seasons. Kind of funny how that balances out.

  193. m July 6th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Can we try something new? How about ignoring Matt if you don’t like what he says? That way it doesn’t hijack the game thread.

    No? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

  194. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Man this offense stinks, I can’t believe they just went down on 6 pitches. *rage rage rage*

  195. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    This just in breaking news… the world wide leader in sports is Reporting that Labron James had Chinese for Dinner ,,,,which lead them to believe he is not going to sign with the Houston Rockets..

    Ohh and the knicks are still in it.

  196. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    “The RBIs are a function of his position in the lineup. ”

    The guys in front of him have all had below average seasons for them. He’s got a .990 OPS with runners in scoring position. Homers are down but he’s also on pace for the most doubles he’s had since 1996.

  197. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Yankees after taking the 2nd game in Fenway in early May: 21-8 (.724)

    Since: 30-23 (.566)

    Being a .566 team over a 53 game stretch is more indicative of what they’ve been doing on the field lately, don’t you think?

    I’m not saying they’re a bad team or undeserving, stop with that nonsense. I’m making a pretty simple point that a lot of you just don’t get- they haven’t been playing up to the level their record suggests, and they have been underachieving.

    Even a team with a good record can be slumping. It’s great that they are finding ways to overcome it, that is a sign of a more balanced team, and it makes you wonder how good they can be when they fire on all cylinders. However, right now, they haven’t been that dominant team, and they haven’t been it in 2 months that you guys think they are.

  198. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    TheStraw,

    Idiotic comment? Maybe you need to think before you post.

    When Teixeira is hitting .240, and Jeter’s OBP is down 60 points, and Posada hasn’t hit a lick since coming off the DL, and Granderson is hitting .225, it’s hard to think they can’t be better than this, no?

    ————

    funny, never any word about the career years coming from Swisher, Gardner, and Cano. Teix is already rebounding. Only ones to really worry about are Jeter and Granderson (and Granderson can be unloaded easy enough after next season)

  199. TheStraw July 6th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Yankee record by month

    April 15-7
    May 16-13
    June 16-10
    July 4-1

    Matt, your statement is untrue. They have bee a better than .600 team since May.

  200. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Patrick,

    They only score in one inning.

    The nerve of them!!

  201. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    “The guys in front of him have all had below average seasons for them. He’s got a .990 OPS with runners in scoring position. Homers are down but he’s also on pace for the most doubles he’s had since 1996.”

    I suppose, but an .835 OPS is not exactly Hall-of-Famer Alex Rodriguez. He’s had some slumps, and not enough hot streaks to balance them.

  202. cameron July 6th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    The only THING KEEPING THIS A’s pitcher IN THE GAME, is 2 Yankees swing at the first pitch for an out every inning.

  203. Yankee Trader July 6th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks Joba. I don’t believe there’s an instance where an all star changed leagues before the all star game.

  204. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    Man this offense stinks, I can’t believe they just went down on 6 pitches. *rage rage rage*
    ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Some one should tell Kevin Long to tell them they should take more pitches… We should send him the book money ball. I put in a dollar.

  205. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    m
    It’s just starting to get fun. There are so many ways to spin it. But if you say ignore, I will follow your lead.

    Nick

    I was thinking maybe she ran off with a “cabana boy” or something.

  206. GreenBeret7 July 6th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Great night for the young crops on the Yankee farm The only losses were in the 2nd game of the Tampa yankee rookies and Charleston. Errors killed the Dogs again. Heathcott was 2-4 and stole home for the 2nd time this year.

    Banuelos was outstanding in his game for Tampa of the FSl.

    Nova is now 7-2 for scranton with a 3.03 ERA and 9 strikeouts.

    Corbin Joseph was 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBI. Melky Mesa was 2-4 with 2 doubles.

  207. ben July 6th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    “Being a .566 team over a 53 game stretch is more indicative of what they’ve been doing on the field lately, don’t you think?”

    So over the worst stretch of their season, they put up a winning percentage that’s better than all but 5 teams in baseball?

  208. ron July 6th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Matt you are right that a lot of the players are underperforming but they are human,they are trying & it is better than what every other team is doing.

    There is nothing you can do about it.

    Try to enjoy your team being in 1st place with the best record in baseball.
    They might not have too be perfect too win it all,just better than the rest.

    That is baseball.

  209. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Man that was an Oakland out right there.

  210. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Wow! Great play by Tex!

  211. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    It looks good if you don’t know anything about it, but if you have half a brain and CARE about what you’re seeing, the flaws jump out at you.

    Just look at the girls in the 4th row! Half of them aren’t even staring straight ahead. That’s completely unacceptable and disprespectable to the Dear Leader.

    Maybe this is good enough for the rest of you, but not for me.

    http://www.wired.com/images_bl.....parade.jpg

  212. Rich in NJ July 6th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Who’s Matt?

  213. Yankee Trader July 6th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    They only score in one inning.

    The nerve of them!!

    And how dare a .182 hitter get a hit off our ace!!!

  214. My baseball people said Ken phelps July 6th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    These late night west coast games are a drag

  215. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    A-Rod does not deserve to be an All Star when players like Konerko and Jered Weaver are not.

    A-Rod was hitting under .280 with only 12 HR. A ton of RBI’s is nice for the Yankees’ sake, but he hasn’t produced like an all star this season, especially relative to the rest of the league.

    Even with Jeter’s down year, he has still been the 2nd best SS in the AL by wOBA, and barely behind the number one (Alex Gonzalez).

  216. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    That’s right, I said disrespectable! That’s how upset I am! :mad:

  217. m July 6th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Tar,

    Not only did you follow my lead, you overtook me. I had a cabana boy joke yesterday. But common decency won out. :P

  218. TheStraw July 6th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Matt-
    The type of production and numbers you are talking about would produce a record on par with the 1998 Yankees. Do you really think that this team is as good as the 1998 Yankees, generally regarded as one of the top three teams in the history of baseball?

  219. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    By wOBA, A-Rod has been the 5th best 3rd baseman in the AL this year offensively, and anyone who has watched him can tell you he certainly hasn’t made up for it defensively. In fact, the one in front of him for 4th best is only on the final ballot for an All Star spot.

  220. My baseball people said Ken phelps July 6th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Who cares who makes the all star team

  221. luis July 6th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Matt,
    I understand where you are coming from. They’ve been beaten by every contender except the twins and the lousy mets the last couple of months. but you should chill because this is a marathon not a sprint, and everybody here knows that all teams have flaws

  222. G-C July 6th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    “See Matt, that?s the thing about baseball. Batters tend to create outs. In fact, it happens around 2/3 of the time. You seem to think that every single out is incontrovertible proof that the offense is in tatters, while every single hit is just an aberration.

    The fact is that you?re arguing an entirely unsupportable position ? by every objective measure available, the Yankee offense is one of the best in baseball. They?re second in the league in OPS. They have the best record in baseball. Their offensive numbers are better than 7 of the last 10 World Series Champs.

    If you actually had anything to back up your complaints, we might listen. As it is, it?s just absurd.”

    __________________________________

    Great post Ben.

    Matt, we certainly understand that this team has players who are underperforming. And THATS THE POINT- they are 20 games over .500 with a group of players performing WELL below their career norms. Being that this is traditionally a second half team, expecting them to win 105-107 games this year is hardly unrealistic. They were at 51-37 at the break last year and are on pace to outpace that significantly by the time the first half concludes this year.

    You also can’t have it both ways. While the Yankees have gotten underwhelming performances from a number of players, they’ve also gotten far more than they could have ever bargained for from Gardner, Swisher, Cano, and Cervelli.

  223. rconn23 July 6th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Can’t walk Crisp there. Not to face Barton.

  224. Sue Ellen Mischke July 6th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    What is CC’s issue?

    This lineup is all bums….walking Coco, throwing balls…..it’s embarassing

  225. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Report: LeBron will make decision in one-hour special on ESPN

    He is SO staying in Cleveland. Real bummer – he could have come to NY and never gotten flack for wearing his Yankees hat (seriously Cleveland – get over it and let him root for who he wants)

  226. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    A-rod doesn’t deserve to be an allstar, true, but he isn’t the only mistake or even the worst one.

    Omar Infante, Jose Reyes, Michael Bourn, John Buck, Ty Wigginton, Jose Bautista, Torii Hunter, David Ortiz, Yadier Molina, Evan Meek, Corey Hart, I could go on. You could make an argument against any of those players, same as A-rod.

  227. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Sabathia’s in quite a jam here…

  228. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Joba Farnsworth,

    Career years from guys like Swisher and Gardner could not possibly even out the production you are losing if a guy like Teixeira is hitting .220 with 10 HR like he was early on in the season. Gardner is for the most part a singles slap hitter, and Cervelli has been awful since the end of May.

    Yes, Teixeira is turning it around which is starting to make the offense more consistent, as he’s starting to drive in some big runs for them. However, when him and A-Rod were hitting like they were, it was hard for anyone to make up for that lost production. How can you replace what those 2 do in the lineup? Nobody else is anywhere near as scary as those two in the lineup when they are even having typical production.

  229. terpbomber July 6th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Nice pitch.

  230. luis July 6th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    GO CC!!!!!!!

  231. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    A-Rod does not deserve to be an All Star when players like Konerko and Jered Weaver are not.

    A-Rod was hitting under .280 with only 12 HR. A ton of RBI’s is nice for the Yankees’ sake, but he hasn’t produced like an all star this season, especially relative to the rest of the league.
    ____________________________________________

    Matt You are trying extra hard to get under the skin of people. Good for you that is your shtick I get it.

    But Its an exhibition game and its called the ALL STAR GAME.. Not the BEST PLAYER OF THE FIRST HALF GAME..

    Arod.. JETER… They should be in the GAME no one cares that Konerko or Weaver are not going. They dont sell tickets to games.. They are not making 250 million no one cares about them..

  232. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Whew! Barton didn’t like that one.

  233. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Nice to see the O’Henry candy bar heiress gracing us with her presence.

    I can’t take my eyes off of her.

  234. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Good old fashioned hardball from CC…heres my best fastball, see if you can hit it.

  235. Sue Ellen Mischke July 6th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Barton you bum…shut your mouth, you’re garbage

  236. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Gameday says it was on the black.

  237. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Patrick,

    I agree, that Omar Infante decision is just beyond befuddling. It seems like Charlie Manuel made his decisions based on how players did against his Phillies, not how they actually performed over the course of a season. Infante was the 5th All Star for the Braves? It’s not like they even had to take him by that stupid rule.

    Speaking of which, how can you make it count like they do and continue to treat it like an exhibition game? Having to take lesser players just to have every team represented keeps more deserving ones off the team, and if it’s supposed to count for something you want the best players on the team.

    They can’t have it both ways. If they want it to be about the money, then it can’t count for anything if they need every team represented. If they want it to be about the fans, then they have to have the best of the best represented. I feel like they were so embarrassed by the tie in 2002 that they overreacted and did too much to make up for it.

  238. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Yes, Teixeira is turning it around which is starting to make the offense more consistent, as he’s starting to drive in some big runs for them. However, when him and A-Rod were hitting like they were, it was hard for anyone to make up for that lost production.

    ——————————
    A-Rod and Tex weren’t hitting (Tex is coming around now) – what does any of it matter? they were still winning (and doing better than last year’s pace when they won 100+games)

  239. SSDD July 6th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    strike

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

    Barton was lucky to get ball 3, and he was out of his mind to wig out on strike 3.

    I thought we were back in the juicer days.

  240. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Yeah Matt I agree. The allstar game should be an exhibition. It should count for nothing…

    I definitely agree that the whole “this time it counts” is just Bud Selig saving face after the tie game.

  241. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    A-Rod isn’t hitting.

    His power is gone.

  242. terpbomber July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Needed that insurance run.

  243. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Looks like A-Rod is trying to prove he deserves to be an All Star heheh.

  244. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Ahhh…if only it was Dallas Braden.

  245. LGY July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Alex is mad he didn’t get asked to participate in the HR Derby!

  246. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    For the record, I called #600 in Seattle a while ago.

    It could happen.

  247. pat July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    They come in bunches…..

  248. TheStraw July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Boy, he just doesn’t deserve to be an all star….

  249. kd July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    folks,

    arod can hit. don’t worry about him at all.

  250. RS July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    I bet Arod reaches the 30/100 milestone again

  251. SJ44 July 6th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Alex is mad Matt doesn’t think he belongs on the AS Team.

    He’s taking it out on the baseball.

  252. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Hes getting locked in. That one was actually more impressive than the first on a pretty good 3-2 changeup.

  253. GreenBeret7 July 6th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Homer to deep into left center and a blast straight up the gut. Those are Big Boy homers.

  254. Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Joba Farnsworth,

    But they weren’t the same quality of offensive team with those two struggling. That’s what I’m saying. And they weren’t winning as much with those two struggling, look at how badly they were playing on the road for a while when Teixiera could barely put the ball in play. They are a different team when those two aren’t hitting, they aren’t anywhere near as scary and have a lot more trouble coming back in games.

  255. LGY July 6th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Alex deserves to be an All Star because he is an All Star.

    There are no rules for who should/shouldn’t make the team.

    I said this the other night, but what Alex did in the playoffs last year is more impressive and more All-Star than anything anyone as done so far this season.

  256. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    “I bet Arod reaches the 30/100 milestone again”

    he might reach 30/140

  257. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    That was a pitch recognition fail from Cano.

  258. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Hey you think Alex.. took the Tshirts to heart.. Good for the A’s to up set a hall of famer…

    YEAH AROD IS NOT AN ALL STAR… Only number HR 14 he is a bum we should trade him…

    GET CASH ON THE PHONE

  259. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Alex is mad Matt doesn’t think he belongs on the AS Team.

    He’s taking it out on the baseball.

    Lets see if it works again.

    Swisher doesn’t deserve to be an all-star!

  260. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Good try Swish!

  261. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Damn almost worked

  262. Benny Blanco July 6th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    If alex’s is getting locked in like this….fahgetaboutit!

  263. luis July 6th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    specially in that ballpark!!. i guess u guys r right his power is all gone

  264. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    He’s got 13 RBIs in the month, and it’s July 6th. Damn.

  265. SSDD July 6th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Cahill: “Note to self: hanging change to A-Rod? Bad idea.”

  266. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    A-Rod hit that HR to dead center, the ball’s flight path traveled over the mound – the nerve on that guy….

  267. Patrick July 6th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Man I love the heat and everything but I wish we could have ONE 60 degree day like it is in Oakland today. Just a day to give us a break from this insane heat…

  268. Chris W July 6th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Tex again! He’s made for this park.

  269. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    “I said this the other night, but what Alex did in the playoffs last year is more impressive and more All-Star than anything anyone as done so far this season.”

    And because of that performance ( and many others) the Yankees are World Champions. Which means Joe Giradi decides That Alex is an All Star.

  270. blake July 6th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    This ballpark is a joke. We’ll take the out but its ridiculous.

  271. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) July 6th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    # RS July 6th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    I bet Arod reaches the 30/100 milestone again
    —————–

    He’s well over pace for the RBI, but he’s got some catching up to do on the HR pace. I’m with you, though. I think he makes it.

  272. pat July 6th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Johnny got pie!

  273. GreenBeret7 July 6th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    For somebody as big as Teixeira is and with less than average speed he is one of the most agile first baseman in years and eats up a lot of ground in a hurry.

  274. Jack Florham July 6th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    “Matt July 6th, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    The first two hitters of the game saw 19 pitches. The next 4 saw a combined 14 pitches, including such wonderful at bats as grounding out to the pitcher on 2-0, grounding out to 2nd on the first pitch…

    There is a reason the offense is inconsistent. If you so extremely inconsistent in approach from at bat to at bat like that, it’s hard to wear down a pitcher and get him to make a mistake in the zone, especially one who has been pitching well lately.”

    What if the first or second or third pitch you see is a fat meatball right down the middle and the chances are that this will be the best pitch you’ll see in this at bat. If you’re the hitter do you say, “Gee this is only the 3rd pitch of this at bat. I think I’ll let it go and then swing at something else, when the count might be against me and the pitch is on the black”?

    The concept of making pitcher work is fine, but I think you’re taking it too far. These are professional hitters. Are you telling me you know how to select pitches better than Jeter, or A-Rod or any major leaguer (or minor leaguer for that matter)? Right.

  275. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 6th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Has anyone noticed Jorge Vazquez and Juan Miranda are mashin in AAA, can we get one of them up ?

  276. Tar July 6th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    “Johnny got pie!”

    Erica got Cabana. :D best I could do m.

  277. Joba Farnsworth July 6th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Matt July 6th, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    Joba Farnsworth,

    But they weren’t the same quality of offensive team with those two struggling. That’s what I’m saying. And they weren’t winning as much with those two struggling, look at how badly they were playing on the road for a while when Teixiera could barely put the ball in play

    ————-

    unlike last year, the pitching is better (pettitte better than he was last season, CC better, AJ was a bit better than 09 until June, Hughes > Joba’s 09, even Vazquez) it’s kind of evened out. Teix still managed some big hits even when he was scuffling. Honestly how many more games did A-Rod and Teix (the only one of the 2 who’s really struggled) cost them early on? So what? The Yankees weren’t as good as they could have been with those 2 struggling, it all evens out. You keep going on about how they weren’t winning as much but they’re better than last year’s pace already. Give it a rest man.

  278. The Real Frank & Beans July 6th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    pat July 6th, 2010 at 11:53 pm
    Johnny got pie!
    ___________________________

    I hope he did his wife is cute…

    Ohh wait you are talking shaving cream… Yeah that is good tooo..

    Alex gets atleast one more ab tonight. Lets see if someone puts him on his backside.

  279. kd July 6th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    cc = ace

  280. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Anyone watching the A’s broadcast just saw the hot chocolate vendor doing brisk business at the game. I remember him from the game last night, he was pretty popular then too.

    Brrrrrrr.

    How is it in NY, by the way?

  281. GreenBeret7 July 6th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Will the yankees get credit for being clutch tonight against an All Star pitcher? 6 base runners and all 6 have scored without the help of errors.

  282. luis July 6th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    joba farnsworth:
    you r right, they r heating up but cano its geeting cold. this is a streaky game

  283. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 6th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    And the A’s are still running a promo in which they’re putting up a picket fence around the mound.

    No word on whether that was cleared by the 209.

  284. igotid88 July 7th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    whoohoo alex

  285. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Mathilda, you ass. Nobody gets extra credit for perfect, pretty wins. They all count for 1 win a piece.

  286. SSDD July 7th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    How is it in NY, by the way?

    ————

    not bad

    if you’re a reptile

  287. Patrick July 7th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    And the A’s are still running a promo in which they’re putting up a picket fence around the mound.

    No word on whether that was cleared by the 209.

    —-

    Do you think Braden let his knuckles do the talking when he met with the A’s about the ‘Get off my mound’ t-shirts?

  288. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Watch it Fool, 209 might decide to KO your 415….

  289. Joba Farnsworth July 7th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Let’s go Granderson, just keep that spot warm until we can replace you with Crawford.

  290. Tar July 7th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    “Will the yankees get credit for being clutch tonight against an All Star pitcher? 6 base runners and all 6 have scored without the help of errors.”

    GB

    You are missing the point. How many pitches did they see. Thats the real test.

  291. Patrick July 7th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    not bad

    if you’re a reptile

    I am convinced Larry King is further evolved than us regular humans. He is seriously a lizard.

  292. pistol pete July 7th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Cano won’t stay cold he’s got too good a swing, just needs to be more selective again, he’ll be fine.

  293. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    @Jobaworth, Nah, they are gonna ditch Grandyman. Crawford prolly will go to the red sox.

  294. Joba Farnsworth July 7th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/.....id=5357607

    Toronto, Bosh – okay a sign and trade to Cleveland. Pretty much seals Lebron’s deal. Gotta give LBJ credit, he played hardball, gets some help and the fans in Cleveland benefit too.

  295. The Real Frank & Beans July 7th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    So I was voting for the All Star game. On the left hand side a sign that read…. Audio Version for Visually Impaired Guests Repeat Audio…… So my question is this. If you are blind or are vision impaired… How would you know to read that…

    Not making it up.

  296. LGY July 7th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Old news Joba Farnsworth.

    Bosh doesn’t want to play in Cleveland.

    That deal never got anywhere.

  297. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Finally, an announcer with the guts to call out some of these showboating dogs like Crisp.

  298. Hey Kelvin says July 7th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Joba Farnsworth, that is old news.

    Bosh doesn’t want to go to CLE anymore.

    LBJ will not sign a 6 year max deal with CLE if he stays, therefor bosh will be stuck there playing by himself if LBJ leaves in 2012/13.

    Bosh doesn’t like the idea of playing in CLE, he prefers Miami/Houston.

  299. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Tar July 7th, 2010 at 12:02 am
    “Will the yankees get credit for being clutch tonight against an All Star pitcher? 6 base runners and all 6 have scored without the help of errors.”

    GB

    You are missing the point. How many pitches did they see. Thats the real test.

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

    You’re right of course. Only 114 pitches in 7 innings. What a bunch of impatient dogs, huh?

    How are things your way, Tar?

  300. SSDD July 7th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I can definitely envision Larry King’s disembodied head floating in a glass jar a la Futurama hundreds of years from now.

    He’ll be interviewing floating Larry Holmes.

  301. The Real Frank & Beans July 7th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Baseball is stupid. Why not make the All Star game a weekend event. Put the game on Saturday at 5 and they would have millions of kids watching…

  302. jfan July 7th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Can we all agree that the Brett batting first expiriment isn’t working. Gardner is too stressed in the leadoff spot

  303. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Jeter is having a bad year by his standard, having a hard time seeing that dude at SS for 4 more years. Capt or not.

  304. vblade July 7th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    A-Rod making this game his personal highlight reel.

  305. joek July 7th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    chad; why is swisher dh two nights in a row? is there somthing wrong with him?

  306. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 7th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Arod is having an MVP game, not just All-Star.

    As an Orange-American, he’s not affected by the Arctic conditions in Oakland.

  307. Hey Kelvin says July 7th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Jfan its been two games, chill out. LOL

  308. TheStraw July 7th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Boy, Alex can’t field like an all star either….

  309. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Arod prolly is better SS right now than Jeter.

  310. ben July 7th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    “Jeter is having a bad year by his standard, having a hard time seeing that dude at SS for 4 more years. Capt or not.”

    For what it’s worth, people were saying the same thing about Mo in 2007.

  311. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Rodriguez is laughing at the idiot that has decided that he’s having a bad year and isn’t an all star. Rodriguez is, of course delusional. He has no idea just how great the baseball mind of Matt The Mook really is. erodriguez could learn so much from him, as could all of the other hitters, pitchers, manager, coaches, GM and owners…not to mention you so-called Yankee fans.

  312. Hey Kelvin says July 7th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Joek, They don’t have a real DH. This spells cervelli time off, and Swisher has DH’ed in the past so he has experience with it.

    Don’t want to DH Thames or Colin Curtis, Thames still recovering going easy on him and it was a tough pitcher. Curtis has no experience at DH, so don’t want to take him out of his element.

  313. Al July 7th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Joba Farnsworth – Just because the teams agreed on the package, doesn’t mean anything if Bosh doesn’t want to go there (and he has said today that he doesn’t).

  314. Tar July 7th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    ‘You’re right of course. Only 114 pitches in 7 innings. What a bunch of impatient dogs, huh?”

    “How are things your way, Tar?”

    Yeah and they only scored in 2innings. Maybe they aren’t “hungry enough”.

    Things here are great. Hot like Tar, but that’s par for this time.

    How are Anthony and Sydney doing?

  315. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 7th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Can you hear the vuvuzela on the YES broadcast?

  316. pistol pete July 7th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I’ve got a good feeling about Lebron and the Knicks. It looks like Bosh holds all the cards. If Bosh bails on Cleveland and he goes to Miami with Wade leBron is left with nobody in Cleveland. I can see him going to NY with Amare and getting Carmello next season after they dump Curry’s bloated contract. In 2 yrs they’d have 3 superstars on the same team in the big apple, here’s hoping.

  317. igotid88 July 7th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    you knew he wasn’t gonna give alex anything to hit

  318. sean July 7th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Girardi has a nice starting 9..jeter, crawford, ichiro, hamilton, longoria, vlad, cano, morneau & mauer..how would u write that lineup?

  319. igotid88 July 7th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    man cano is in a slump now. i hope he stays in the top 3 before the break.

  320. G. Love July 7th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I think Lebron is going to return to CLE for 2 seasons with no max player and then will join the Nets when they move to Brooklyn and build that franchise.

  321. MIL July 7th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Be nice if Cano would hustle when he hits his GB’s.

  322. m July 7th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Erin,

    When you email Erica, can you ask her how the Cabana Pie was?

  323. joek July 7th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    hey kelvin: that makes some degree of sense but its the 3rd time swish is dh’ing in the last 4 games dont u think it wud make more sense to give someone else a half day off?

  324. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Tar July 7th, 2010 at 12:19 am
    ‘You’re right of course. Only 114 pitches in 7 innings. What a bunch of impatient dogs, huh?”

    “How are things your way, Tar?”

    Yeah and they only scored in 2innings. Maybe they aren’t “hungry enough”.

    Things here are great. Hot like Tar, but that’s par for this time.

    How are Anthony and Sydney doing?

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

    How dare the Yankees bunch their runs. Disgusting.

    Yeah, like at your place….just a touch on the warm side.

    Those kids are so full of it….but, apparently, only when they stay with me. They’re trying to walk, but, on the good side, their first words were “Go, Yankees…Number 28″.

  325. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    @pistol Pete, i am little turn off by how all those NBA execs are groveling after big NBA free agents.

  326. Tar July 7th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    LOL

    Thats just Great m.

    It’s 12:30am here And I probably just woke up the whole house. :D

  327. The Real Frank & Beans July 7th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Quote…2004 season saw Jeter mired in a slump; on May 25, he was hitting only .189. This included a personal career record 0-for-32 skid in April. In June Jeter broke out of his slump. He hit nearly .400 for the month and set a personal best with 9 home runs. He finished the season with a .292 average; 23 home runs, the 2nd most of his career; 78 runs batted in; 111 runs scored; and 44 doubles, a career best

    So with 80 Games left he can break out of it..

  328. Hey Kelvin says July 7th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    They can, but they lose a bat in the lineup. The best bench bat is probably Curtis and huffman.

    I can see in the upcoming days, a rest of Gardner or Granderson.

    A-rod a half day as DH probably as well, but other then that I don’t see others DH’ing much.

  329. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    surprise CC is still in there…. meh.

  330. m July 7th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Does she believe you when you say you’re watching the Yankees?

  331. Hey Kelvin says July 7th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    G-love that scenario has been floating around for the past few days, Many insiders believe the same.

    Question is does CLE really want him back for only two years, knowing he will leave them regardless in 2011/12.

  332. scuff July 7th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Matt the Troll getting on A Rod…that’s funny. This is the same guy who tells us to use our heads, not our hearts…and give up when the Yankees are trailing in the 5th inning.

  333. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Quote…2004 season saw Jeter mired in a slump; on May 25, he was hitting only .189. This included a personal career record 0-for-32 skid in April. In June Jeter broke out of his slump. He hit nearly .400 for the month and set a personal best with 9 home runs. He finished the season with a .292 average; 23 home runs, the 2nd most of his career; 78 runs batted in; 111 runs scored; and 44 doubles, a career best

    So with 80 Games left he can break out of it..

    hope so , Frank Bean, it’s also 6 years ago, he was a bit younger. but we will see.

  334. pistol pete July 7th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Our bullpen sucks, CC should have been out after 7 and the pen to close it out without Mo but our pen sucks and CC gets pushed too far.

  335. damon (think 28) July 7th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Jason Giambi ties the STL/Rockies game with an Rbi. The St Louis closer blew a 6 run lead game, with 2 outs in bottom of 9th, the game is tied 9-9 because Winn misplayed Giambi’s line drive.

    Rockies score 12 runs in the 9th off the closer, unbelievable .

  336. Tar July 7th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    The Yankees part yes. But, I am not sure she gets the LoHud crack addiction.

  337. David Lee July 7th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Why would I, or any free agent take any deal for only 2 years?

    Under the new collective bargaining agreement, there may be a hard cap, contracts may not be guaranteed, player salaries will be lower.

    You take what you can now, in guaranteed money, for as long as you can. I know that I will take every penny I can.

  338. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Pete, i see what you saying, but if you can’t trust your bullpen with a 5 run lead and As batting, then you might as well blow up this entire pen.

  339. 57' Yank July 7th, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Man, we need a secret threat on FB for real Yankee fans so we can discuss the team and baseball in general with common sense that not so many seem to have here. Too many teenage acting posters with little knowledge of baseball.

  340. Carl July 7th, 2010 at 12:36 am

    nice job drob

  341. SSDD July 7th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Sean_McAdam Red Sox Youkilis out with “right ankle pain”. Next, Mary Queen of Scots experiencing “sore neck.”

  342. G-C July 7th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Robertson looked utterly filthy there.

    If he throws 94 instead of 91 with that curveball, just wow.

    I know it was only four pitches but its pretty easy to see why this guy has a chance to be an elite late inning reliever.

  343. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Really nice game and finish for Sabathia tonight. Robertson with some nasty pitches. Let him finish it up tonight with a clean 9th inning. That gives the a well rested bullpen for the next game and hopefully for the seattle series.

  344. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    @GB7, why not use Park to mop it up and save Drob for tom?

  345. luis July 7th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    it depends on good aj showing up, if not…… that bullpen might be overworked

  346. luis July 7th, 2010 at 12:42 am

    because with park there is no safe lead

  347. luis July 7th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    i would have used moseley instead

  348. m July 7th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Chad,

    No offense, but if your math skills are as bad as your spelling… :)

  349. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    if you can’t bring guys like gaudin /park in this type of situation, what the point of them on the team. this is as low stress as it gets.

  350. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Rodriguez has moved into a 2nd play tie with Ramirez in career grand slams with 21….2 behind Lou Gehrig.

  351. Frank July 7th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Matt seemed extra ornery tonight.
    I think his Little League must have lost tonight.
    My guess is the little know it all (RF obviously) dropped a fly ball that cost his team the ball game. Instead of catching the fly, he was yelling that the batter shouldn’t have swung with a 3-1 count.

  352. luis July 7th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    yup, they should be released and their places filled with albadalejo and mitre

  353. Nettles punched Bill Lee AND Reggie July 7th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    The Yankees should try and get Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Lebron James

  354. vblade July 7th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Tex makes some crazy plays at 1B.

  355. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Rosales would make a really nice mid-season pick-up for the super utility spot for some team.

  356. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 7th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Nice job by D-Rob. :)

  357. Nick in SF in Larkspur July 7th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    A’s broadcasters both disgusted and amused by the loud Yankee fan noise with 2 strikes.

    AHAHAHAHAHHAAHHA :twisted:

  358. Tar July 7th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Good night all.

  359. SSDD July 7th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    UZR still unimpressed.

  360. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    @Cashman won’t release Park or thames even there are better options in the minors.

  361. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Lohud pretty much bites nowadays, just bunch of old dudes stewing in their own greatness and brilliance.

  362. luis July 7th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    they will be with the team no longer than the july 31st tradeline

  363. Piers July 7th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Arod hit HR # 14 He’s on pace for 30.

  364. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    God….I love R. Lee Ermey. What a maggot.y

  365. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    hope so Luis, Hope so. like to Miranda, Vazquez , Abba, Melancon and Sanchez get their chances.

  366. GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:55 am
    Lohud pretty much bites nowadays, just bunch of old dudes stewing in their own greatness and brilliance.

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

    Put a cork in your whine, Tulip. It’s gone flat.

  367. luis July 7th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    park is useless and thames is not the dh he wants longterm, as of his fielding is even worse than his batting so he goes too

  368. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 1:00 am

    thames can hit lefty , I am not even too sure about that anymore. other than that, another garbage pick up in off season by Cashmoney since better option like reed johnson and jonny gomes was available.

  369. luis July 7th, 2010 at 1:00 am

    time will come

  370. SSDD July 7th, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Crawford hit an absolute bomb off Okajima:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......k%3D265053

    that might have seen the upper-deck in right @NYS.

  371. luis July 7th, 2010 at 1:01 am

    good night guys

  372. the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    GreenBeret7 July 7th, 2010 at 12:58 am
    the GM formerly known as Cashman now as Cashmoney July 7th, 2010 at 12:55 am
    Lohud pretty much bites nowadays, just bunch of old dudes stewing in their own greatness and brilliance.

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

    Put a cork in your whine, Tulip. It’s gone flat.

    Exhibit A LOL

  373. Carl July 7th, 2010 at 1:10 am

    # SSDD July 7th, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Crawford hit an absolute bomb off Okajima:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play……k%3D265053

    that might have seen the upper-deck in right @NYS.

    That was a bomb. Just not high enough.

  374. Corey July 7th, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Good win. CC is rolling along.

  375. Corey July 7th, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Some real goofuses on this blog.

  376. Pat M. July 7th, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Not to keen about Cano and the HR Derby

  377. 13 July 7th, 2010 at 1:53 am

    # Corey July 7th, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Some real goofuses on this blog.

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    Kettle, meet pot.

  378. m July 7th, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Hey, Pat M.

    I think it’s kind of cool. Cano is geeked. Gotta just be happy and support all these guys.

    What do you think about the Steve Blake news? Hopefully they’ll be smart and bring back Fish.

  379. SAS July 7th, 2010 at 2:04 am

    m,

    I fell asleep. What was the final score? 6=1.

  380. m July 7th, 2010 at 2:10 am

    SAS~

    Looks like it. Clinched the series. Making hay out west while the Sox & Rays beat up on each other.

    Love how this team is starting to show life again.

  381. Jerkface July 7th, 2010 at 2:12 am

    I fell asleep. What was the final score? 6=1.

    Too lazy to check mlb.com?

  382. SAS July 7th, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Makes a person feel good. It really is amazing with how many injuries we have had and so forth that we are doing as well as we are. I love it.

    Now I am going to have to figure out how to fall back asleep.

  383. SAS July 7th, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Yes, Jerkface, just too lazy to do that. Actually, I didn’t think of something that intelligent.

  384. Jerkface July 7th, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Welcome change from earlier A’s games, CC held Kurt Suzuki hitless.

  385. m July 7th, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Just ask Jerkface about dIP & dIP & WOBA & WAR & UZR.

  386. Jerkface July 7th, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Where is the DIP? Or am I looking at one.

  387. SAS July 7th, 2010 at 2:26 am

    I think I’ll pass on that M. When I got up to get some ice, I realized what a jerkface I was…lol. You once told me why you use that handle and tonight I get it….lol

  388. m July 7th, 2010 at 2:32 am

    You’re looking at a double dIP. One of those was supposed to be fIP. I think.

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