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Yankees finish strong at the break

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 11, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia picked up his eighth straight win today in Seattle, and the Yankees are going into the all-star break on a high note. They pitched well and hit well in their final game before the break, beating the Mariners 8-2. Mark Teixeira had four hits, Derek Jeter had two RBI and Marcus Thames hit a two-run home run as the Yankees improved to 56-32, the best record in the big leagues.

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124 Responses to “Yankees finish strong at the break”

  1. Erin July 11th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Very nice game. Not to mention, very nice road trip. :)

    I’m glad the west coast games are over-the lack of sleep was killing me. LOL

  2. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    sigh!
    I disagree with one thing you said. The Yankees have actually done pretty well against some of the best pitchers in baseball. So I can’t complain there. Also the Yankees are not going to win every game especially against the best in the game.

    Just be happy that the Yankees are playing great ball because they are the best team in baseball right now.

  3. Zach July 11th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Chad Tracy homered twice today…

  4. blake July 11th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I’m hoping that when CC has a couple bad outings next April or May that folks will show some restaint critizing him because the guy is a stud.

  5. Patrick July 11th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I’m hoping that when CC has a couple bad outings next April or May that folks will show some restaint critizing him because the guy is a stud.

    Haha that’s a good joke blake

  6. LGY July 11th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    CC heading into the ASB last year: 8-6, 3.86 ERA, 95 Ks

    This year: 12-3, 3.09 ERA, 104 Ks

    The SP on this team has been unbelievable this year.

  7. the gay Yankee fan July 11th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Is the White Sox the real deal?

  8. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Pat M. in Seattle July 11th, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    gb, sj is really a very funny & engaging guy. trust me, what he mentions here is only the tip of the iceberg as far as his contacts and connections. real good guy.

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    Pat, sounds like a great time. I envy you guys being able to get to the new West Coast parks. I love baseball, but, I like being able to get to the different places to watch them.

    You guys were talking about the pastrami sandwiches and then the In-n-Out burgers and fries. That sounds like great midnight bull session food. We’re all going to need to get together on the south east coast and talk randy into getting down here. He can pay for new golf clubs and greens fees. I’ll get you guys out on the course and really show you some stuff you’ve seen down out there. You’ll realize why Orville Moody had me sent to vietnam. It ain’t pretty.

  9. Alex July 11th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    LGY July 11th, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    CC heading into the ASB last year: 8-6, 3.86 ERA, 95 Ks

    This year: 12-3, 3.09 ERA, 104 Ks

    The SP on this team has been unbelievable this year.
    _________________________

    You’re right! It’s even better than last year and CC has been amazing this year! He said he’ll be spectating at the ASG.

  10. Rick July 11th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    74 games left. A 44-30 record the rest of the way gives the Yankees 100 regular season wins.
    Very attainable.

  11. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    really show you some stuff you’ve ****never****seen out there. You’ll realize why Orville Moody had me sent to vietnam. It ain’t pretty.

  12. Pat M. in Seattle July 11th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    gb, maybe for a spring training exhibition game next march in tampa. we really should try to organize some type of outing. maybe we can get matt to address some of the finer points of the game that we’ve missed over the years.

  13. blake July 11th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Patrick.

    Yea I know…pipe dream, I’m an optimist.

  14. gfd July 11th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Mariners lost 3/4 at home, no hope of postseason, let them keep their BARELY won, 1 win game.

  15. lulz July 11th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    lol @J.P. Ricciardi:

    watching the Futures Game and he lists the Red Sox and Blue Jays in his Top 5 farm systems.

    I guess he can’t see the rosters over that huge honker of his.

  16. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Pat M. in Seattle July 11th, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    gb, maybe for a spring training exhibition game next march in tampa. we really should try to organize some type of outing. maybe we can get matt to address some of the finer points of the game that we’ve missed over the years.

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    Not sure that we’re that worthy for such a gift, but, I can probably survive but it will be a struggle. 2011 Spring Training sounds great. I’m going to be down there next week in Tampa for a day (I hope) for a check-up, and if I get the OK, I’m taking in a Rookie League game. I want to see Gary Sanchez. Then, I’ll go to a FSL game. That’s pure baseball…watching these kids trying to climb the ladder.

  17. Joba Farnsworth July 11th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    if not for Joba’s 2 choke jobs against TOR and SEA the Yankees have an 11 game winning streak.

  18. Erin July 11th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Sounds like the team is planning on wearing some kind of uniform patch in honor of Sheppard. But still deciding what it will look like.

  19. Giuseppe Franco July 11th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    # Joba Farnsworth July 11th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    if not for Joba’s 2 choke jobs against TOR and SEA the Yankees have an 11 game winning streak.

    ——-

    You do a fine choke job every time you make a comment on this board.

  20. Pat M. in Seattle July 11th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    gb, maybe he’s just a typist and doesn’t talk ???? I’m certain Randy wpuld scare the hell out of him

  21. Erin July 11th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I’m going to be down there next week in Tampa for a day (I hope) for a check-up

    *********************************
    Do you get to see your friend Nurse Karloff? ;)

  22. Patrick July 11th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    You do a fine choke job every time you make a comment on this board.

    Oh!

    Nice burn but isn’t his point true? It actually is pretty remarkable.

  23. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    J.P. Ricciardi is from Boston and hates the Yankees. So I’m not surprised that he claimed that the Sox have one of the best farm systems in baseball. Also he has to show what a “great GM” he was by including the former team he worked for.

  24. Joba Farnsworth July 11th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Giuseppe Franco July 11th, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    # Joba Farnsworth July 11th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    if not for Joba’s 2 choke jobs against TOR and SEA the Yankees have an 11 game winning streak.

    ——-

    You do a fine choke job every time you make a comment on this board.

    just like a wop to not even know the meaning of the word.

  25. Flagstaff July 11th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Joba Farnsworth,

    You are right, I didn’t even think of that.

    Also consider this – Slobba blew 4+ run leads in 2 games that CC was eligible for the win. CC would have had 14 wins if not for Slobba.

  26. Jimmy July 11th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    JP Riccardi is the worst kind of Bostonian – the one with the insufferable accent and pointy nose.

  27. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Giuseppe Franco
    Actually he makes a good point.

  28. ron July 11th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    The Yankees wrapped up the pre-All Star break portion of their schedule at 56-32 today, owners of the best record and best run differential in all the land. Through 88 games last year, the Yanks were 51-37, three games back in the division.

  29. G-C July 11th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    “74 games left. A 44-30 record the rest of the way gives the Yankees 100 regular season wins.
    Very attainable.”

    _____________________________________________________

    Let’s shoot for 54-20.

    Would leave us challenging the 1998 team and certainly as one of the greatest Yankee regular season teams of all time.

    They are certainly talented enough to do it.

  30. Giuseppe Franco July 11th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    # Patrick July 11th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Nice burn but isn’t his point true? It actually is pretty remarkable.

    ————

    I get tired of all the piling on and hatred towards the players when they aren’t doing well. It’s stupid and pointless.

    We’ve heard that garbage so many times this season not only with Joba but with Granderson, Burnett, Vazquez, Teixeira, etc, etc.

    These guys can turn things around. Several of them already have.

  31. ron July 11th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    It is remarkable that after the same amount of games this year compared to last year(88) we are 5 games better.

  32. Giuseppe Franco July 11th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    just like a wop to not even know the meaning of the word.

    ——-

    Speaking of words and their meanings, do you even know what the term “WOP” means and where it came from?

    I’m betting that you don’t. At least not without Googling it.

    I’m not even Italian, jackass. It’s just a handle.

  33. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I wish MLB Network covered this game. ESPN is a joke ! They should just rename them the Totally Boston Station.

  34. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    They should be talking about all the farm systems around major league baseball. But no !
    They want to talk about how Theo Epstein is a great GM, and that Boston drafts the best talent. And J.P. keeps on talking about the young pitchers that came out of the Jays system. Here’s a question for J.P : How many of them have panned out ?

  35. Icebird753 July 11th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Giuseppe Franco needs a diaper change. Cranky again. And your dumb product doesn’t work! AND U PUT UR NAME ON THE LINE IN THAT COMMERCIAL u bastard!!!! lol just kidding, its all good rite?

  36. TC 223 July 11th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Joba deserves all the bashing he gets

    At least Vazquez, Tex, Grandy, etc. have track records as above average performers. What does Joba have to fall back on? His Pre-Texas stuff?

  37. blake July 11th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Let them talk about Boston’s farm system…the proof as they say is in the pudding.

  38. Trevor July 11th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Yanks 10-2 in July.

    Would have been 12-0, but Joba blew two 1-run leads (7/2/10 and 7/10/10).

  39. Erin July 11th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    RiverAveBlues Austine Romine now catching for Team USA in the Futures Game.

  40. Giuseppe Franco July 11th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I don’t know why people are so concerned about what people think of the Red Sox and their farm system.

    They have churned out some good young players in the past. But take one good look at the active roster and you’ll see it’s loaded with retreads because they don’t have the young ballplayers to take over for the guys on the DL.

    The Yanks almost made a trade for a top of the rotation type guy and it would have hardly put a dent in their minor league chips.

    That’s all you need to know about the difference between the Red Sox system right now compared to the Yankee system.

  41. Icebird753 July 11th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    jeremy-They should be talking about all the farm systems around major league baseball. But no !
    They want to talk about how Theo Epstein is a great GM, and that Boston drafts the best talent. And J.P. keeps on talking about the young pitchers that came out of the Jays system. Here’s a question for J.P : How many of them have panned out ?

    It’s true, the Blue Jays have had sucky pitchers out of their system in the past. Dustin McGowan was sick when healthy, Ricky Romero is an ace-like pitcha, Brett Cecil is rlly, rlly talented and has flashed dominance time and time again, Roy Halladay is as good as they come, Shaun Marcum wasn’t terrible when healthy, Marc Rzepczynski has a BAMF-worthy name and wasn’t bad at all last season (struggling this year though i admit), Scott Downs is a great reliever, as is Jason Frasor and Justin Speier at one point as well. Even Casey Jansen hasn’t been a scrub, either. EPIC FAIL dude

  42. the voice of reason July 11th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    If Joba didn’t pitch those innings, then someone like Robertson or Marte would have.

    Needless to say, there’s no guarantee those guys would have pitched scoreless innings either.

    Just let it go…

  43. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Can’t wait to catch the replay of this game later on tonight. Sounds like I missed a good one. I got lucky and found a wifi hotspot First Energy Park in Lakewood, NJ so I got to check the score. CC with 12 wins before the ASB – wow!

    Who gave up the 2nd run for Seattle?

    Pat M -

    If you are around at all, I had wanted to ask you about a young SS in the Washington Nationals system by the name of Danny Espinosa. We saw him play against Trenton last week and he made an excellent impression – great fielding and throwing and seemed to have a solid bat. Did some research and found he is from your way – Mater Dei, I think? – a SoCal boy. Wondered if you knew anything about him?

  44. Trevor July 11th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    If the Boston farm system is so good, why did Theo have to buy 3 starting players in the off season, 4 if you include Beckett’s extension.

  45. Trevor July 11th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    # Erin July 11th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    RiverAveBlues Austine Romine now catching for Team USA in the Futures Game.
    ——————————–

    Futures game is on ESPN-2

  46. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Erin -

    Do you know if they will replay the Futures Game at any point?

  47. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Make that re-air the Futures Game. :)

  48. Giuseppe Franco July 11th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    One thing I do know is that Mo blew a lead within the last week or so but the Yanks happened to win that game.

    Joba blew a 1-0 game and that lone run was the only one they scored that day.

    Nothing wrong with criticizing Joba. But have some perspective. The guy didn’t run over your dog.

    And the offense hasn’t exactly been lighting things up the past month. No team is going to win a ton of 1-0 games. That’s a lot of pressure to put on your entire pitching staff knowing they have no room for error.

  49. Alan July 11th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    It will be interesting to see if Cashman is a player in picking up somebody by the 7/31 trading deadline.

  50. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I don’t care what other think when it comes to the Red Sox farm. It’s just annoying hearing these guys on ESPN talk about the Sox during the Futures Game while J.P. tries to make himself look like a good former GM.

    The point of this game is to talk about the young talent around major league baseball not the PawSox.

  51. RS July 11th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I’m glad the ASB is coming now, because it gives us 4 days to relish in the team’s success before we jump into a tough series. The second half starts with a series against the Rays where they could theoretically overtake the division lead…that’ll be the first nailbiter series in a while.

  52. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Does anyone know if SJ44′s nephew was alowed to participate in the festivities today?

  53. Icebird753 July 11th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    “The Yanks almost made a trade for a top of the rotation type guy and it would have hardly put a dent in their minor league chips.” —the Bosox also made a trade for a top of the rotation guy, his name was Josh Beckett. Yea, they traded Hanley for him, but it was a trade worth doing. Trading Montero would have been a dent on the Yankees system too, being that his bat is dynamite like Hanley’s. And Boston has developed Buchholz and Lester at the tops of their rotations, while NY has thus far only done so with Hughes (Joba has been inconsistent). Boston’s farm system is at the very least equal to New York’s, even a Yankee fan should realize that NY’s system isn’t quite as loaded with talent. Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Yankees system is still FAR from being very fertile, like Boston’s. And I’m a Yankee fan too btw

  54. Trevor July 11th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Romine to lead off in the bottom of the 7th for USA-Red team

  55. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I should have said I don’t care what others think when it comes to the Red Sox farm system.

  56. Icebird753 July 11th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    “If the Boston farm system is so good, why did Theo have to buy 3 starting players in the off season, 4 if you include Beckett’s extension.” —Pitching, pitching pitching. Can’t have enough of it. And NY has a team filled with such players. But its true, it is annoying to hear them shower praises on Boston’s farm

  57. Pat M. in Seattle July 11th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Doreen…..I met Danny during the winter of 08…..Met him at the local Cadillac dealership as he was getting his new CTS serviced…..Good kid and I did watch him play in HS a few times…..He’ll be in the bigs in a few years, but I thought as a 2nd baseman……He’s a switch hitter I think …….Didn’t know he was in AA Ball already……

  58. kevin July 11th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    giuseppe i have argued w/ you in the past…. but you are owning ppl left and right with these comments…. right on point everything you’ve said…

  59. Trevor July 11th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    A year ago at this time:

    Yanks 51-37 (14 games above .500) and in 2nd place, 3 games behind the Sox.

    Yanks broke out after the All-Star break, going 10-2 in the 2nd half of July and 21-7 in August.

  60. Pat M. in Seattle July 11th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Doreen, Tony didn’t make the trip to Anaheim, however SJ said that he’s in the program and will be reconized as a member of the Future’s team

  61. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    LOL ! Now they are interviewing Theo Epstein.

  62. lulz July 11th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Now they are interviewing Theo Epstein.

    ————-

    Yep. Not a single mention of who was up at-bat: Romine.

    Too busy ball-washing Theo.

  63. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks, Pat M.

    I read an article on Danny that said he was working at 2nd base as well as SS, because it might help him reach the majors faster. The article said he’s ready defensively right now. From his quotes seemed like a hard working, nice kid. I’m partial to Yankee prospects, but when you see someone who stands out, you just want to know more about them, and he did.

    Glad Tony will get recognition, but it’s a darn shame he had to miss this. Thanks.

  64. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    ESPN is so bad that they no longer hide their bias. They bring Schilling, Nomar and that loser J.P. Riccardi to join a cast of character that already kiss Boston’s behinds.

    I wish MLB Network took over their coverage.

  65. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Why didn’t they use picture in picture or something? I tune in to this to get a glimpse of the players, not to hear Epstein. Not during the game. Between innings, fine. Not during the game. It’s rude.

  66. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I had expected this game to be on MLB network. Disappointed it isn’t.

  67. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Does anyone know if Noesi got an opportunity to pitch? I see he’s on the roster. Did he actually go?

  68. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    That’s the guy I saw. Amazing player.

  69. LGY July 11th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    The worst part about the Theo interview was a large segment of it was about the Red Sox. Not their prospects, but the actual big league club.

    No one wants to hear about when all the injured Red Sox are coming back while watching the Futures Game.

    If I wasn’t following the box score I would have no idea Romine was up.

    Ridiculous.

  70. Erin July 11th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    # Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Erin -

    Do you know if they will replay the Futures Game at any point?

    *******************************
    Doreen-sorry, I don’t know.

  71. David in Cal July 11th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t blame Joba. He is what he is — a mediocre releif pitcher. I blame Cashman for having a team without a reliable 8th inning reliever.

    Ian Kennedy has a 4.12 ERA as a starter. He would be a big asset in the Yanks bull pen. Phil Coke has a 2.48 ERA. It was a big mistake to trade away these two players.

  72. Erin July 11th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    BloggingBombers Jeter, on MLB’s All-Star/Sheppard tribute: “I wish I had thought of it. It’s a great idea. He deserves it.”

  73. LGY July 11th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Doreen,

    I didn’t see it, but the box score says he pitch the 2nd inning. Gave up 1 hit, but that’s it.

    To the eighth!

    Kidding…Well not really.

  74. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 11th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Well, I missed most of the game as I was out for dinner, but the Yankees made sure there was little suspense. What a fantastic road trip……..the SP has been phenomenal.

    Now the AS break and a few days to recharge my batteries; here’s hoping the players have a good break and those participating have a great time and a great game (esp. Phil – I would love to see him blow NL hitters away in front of his family).

  75. blake July 11th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    “Does anyone know if Noesi got an opportunity to pitch? I see he’s on the roster. Did he actually go?”

    Doreen, He threw the 2nd inning. Gave up 1 hit, 0 runs.

  76. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 11th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    What tribute is Jeter talking about? Are they going to do the same thing with the All-Stars that they do with Jeter? Use old tapes of Shepphard calling, say, Mauer?

  77. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    LGY
    So true !
    They sound like a bunch of children. “Oh please Mr. Epstein can you please tell us when the injured players are going to come back, and please tell us if you have any deals in the works”

    pathetic !

  78. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks, LGY. Sounds like a positive outing, especially since the US team has done most of the scoring. :)

    I didn’t realize how this game would be broken down. Didn’t give it any thought. I was surprised to see World v. US and didn’t know what that was about. So, I looked up the roster. Aha. Okay, got it. :)

  79. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    blake -

    thank you, too. :)

  80. LGY July 11th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Man, that kid Lee at SS looks spooked the past few innings.

  81. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    David in Cal
    I disagree with IPK being a solution in the pen. Phil Coke would be nice but I recall many fans crying about the homeruns he would give up to left handers.

  82. Patrick July 11th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I get tired of all the piling on and hatred towards the players when they aren’t doing well. It’s stupid and pointless.

    We’ve heard that garbage so many times this season not only with Joba but with Granderson, Burnett, Vazquez, Teixeira, etc, etc.

    These guys can turn things around. Several of them already have.

    Very true.

  83. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Lee is 19 years old only. He looks about 14. :rolls:

  84. NESPN hater July 11th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Maybe next year ESPN can show Boston’s future World All-Stars vs. Boston’s future American All-Stars.

  85. luis July 11th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    NESPN hater July 11th, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    Maybe next year ESPN can show Boston’s future World All-Stars vs. Boston’s future American All-Stars.

    plus a glimse of the toddlers futures redsox heroes !! lol

  86. BJK July 11th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    You blame Cashman for trading away Kennedy and Coke? Seriously?

    Kennedy has a 4+ ERA in the week NL West. Yankee fans practically chased him out of town because of his “attitude problems.” He has never proven to be a reliable relief pitcher, and he’s the eighth inning solution?

    Coke was a nice left-handed specialist, who tended to give up bombs to lefthanders. He’s your ideal eighth inning guy?

    I suppose you don’t “blame” Cashman for putting together a defending World Champion team with the best record in baseball though, right?

  87. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Good job Romine !

  88. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    RBI double for Romine!!! Yes!!

  89. LGY July 11th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Romine with the Ribbie!

  90. blake July 11th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Romine just laced an RBI double in the Left center field gap…nice swing.

  91. LGY July 11th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Romine has TEH CLUTCH!

  92. DaSaint007 July 11th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Hey all. Been a while.

    Great first half for the Yanks. Good starting pitching, good defense, decent hitting. I hope that as the hitting picks up, the bullpen will get itself straightened out soon, as we can’t expect the starting rotation to continue as impeccably as they have (overall).

    I think that Aceves is really missed, and it doesn’t seem as if he’s coming back anytime soon. Joba needs his head (or mechanics) straightened out, as does Robertson, so I wouldn’t be surprised at a bullpen arm added in the next 2 weeks. Though it also wouldn’t surprise me to see a starter (Lilly/Nolasco?) added with Hughes shifted back to the pen.

    Saint

    BTW, hey GB!

  93. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 11th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    LOL I’m not watching, but yay Romine!

    I reallly mean this, lol – if the Yankees put Phil back in the pen for 3 months, I will boycott the team. That’s how inane that idea is.

  94. RhapsodyInBlue July 11th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Austin R. gives us a peek into the future. Nice hit.

  95. luis July 11th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    saint,
    i don’t think they’ll trade for sp unless he is cliff lee. The bullpen i think has to be fixed from within, in the past every reliever we’ve traded for has been a bust. If there is a trade i think it is for a bat.

  96. ron July 11th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I can care less about what baseball america,scouts,gm’s say about any prospects because we have been kicking the rs butts forever & most of these prospects never make it.

    We are a better team now & have been for almost every single year since i started following baseball in the late 70′s.

    All they do is go by what BA says & not reality.

  97. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 11th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Romine seems to be a doubles machine…………

  98. DaSaint007 July 11th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Luis,

    I don’t think Cliff Lee is an option anymore. Know what I mean?
    But I do think that there are other options out there. Maybe through trade, maybe from the minors, but there will be a bullpen addition soon. And a bench bat (Ty Wiggington, Josh Willingham, or similar).

  99. Tar July 11th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Betsy

    Do you know more about baseball and this Yankee team then Giradi and his staff?

    It’s absurd to say you will boycott the team over a decision that they are so much more qualified than you to make.

  100. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    We Don’t need another starter. The Yankees have one of the best starting rotations in baseball already. Cliff Lee will come next year so why trade prospects for an average pitcher like Lilly ? I agree with Betsy moving Hughes to the bullpen will hurt his development. We need to develop starters so let Hughes pitch and leave him alone.

  101. DaSaint007 July 11th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Hey Betsy, Doreen, Erin, Pat M.
    Miss all you gals/guys!

  102. LGY July 11th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Romine stole a strike there. He looks very comfortable behind the plate.

  103. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 11th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Tar, fortunately I’m not looking for your approval.

    DaSaint, nice to have you back; how have you been?!

  104. luis July 11th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    saint,
    exactjy what i meant they r not trading for sp. i think sanchez and maybe brackman in a little while might be options plus mitre. I think wiggington might be to pricey but it might come down who knows.

  105. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 11th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Hi DaSaint007 -
    Hope you are well.

    :)

  106. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 11th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Here at #FuturesGame. #Yankees C Austin Romine admits a trade of Montero to #Mariners “would’ve been good for me. But I can’t control it.”

    http://twitter.com/KenDavidoff/status/18307980362

    ***** not a smart thing to say.

  107. Tar July 11th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Betsy

    Approval or not, it’s still absurd. But go ahead and boycott, will see how that works out for you.

  108. Erin July 11th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Hi DaSaint007! Glad to see you around :)

  109. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 11th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    LOL it’s absurd that you probably think they need another starter.

  110. m July 11th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Wow. The Sox system must be really deep. That Romine kid is really good. Wait, what was that? He’s in the Yankee system?

  111. ron July 11th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    The yankees are not putting hughes in the pen unless he is guaranteed too reach his innings limit.

    If we got lee i would of traded vaz for a bat,pen arm.

  112. Jeremy July 11th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    They don’t need another starter. They need bullpen help. The Yankees have one of the best startin rotations in baseball. Their record is better than last year and the pitching has been a main factor.

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

    m -

    LoL

  114. luis July 11th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    hughes has 10 or 12 more starts and then they put him in the pen for the post season

  115. DaSaint007 July 11th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks Doreen. My wife and I are expecting our first in December, so between that and my business, I haven’t had much time at all to check in.

    My wife did take me to our first Yankee game in the new stadium for our 1st Anniversary a few weeks ago!

    Anyway, so glad we held on to Montero and others, as Lee should be in pinstripes this offseason. More concerned (though when your team has the best record in baseball, and is in 1st place how ‘concerned’ can you really be) with the pen and bench.

  116. ron July 11th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    If they got lee too replace vaz they have a better rotation,then if they trade vaz for a bat & a pen arm now they have a better rotation & a better offense with hughes staying in the rotation.

  117. m July 11th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    ron,

    Javy for a bat OR a good pen arm.

    But I don’t think they do that. It was Cliff Lee or bust. We kind of need Javy now.

  118. CompassRosy July 11th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Yank fans ~

    Congrats on the win today (and the series win). I sure would have like to have seen my guys play a bit cleaner today, especially in that first inning – if Hyphen gets through it unscathed, you just never know.

    I’m looking forward to the second half, albeit with a different lens than I did going into the season. Now it’s all about development of Smoak, Saunders, fixing the pen and figuring out who will be replacing Lee in the rotation (if Bedard can’t), etc.

    I’ll stop back by later this month…
    I’m thinking I might see a few hearty “Go Mariners!” cheers ’round about July 22-25 ;)

  119. Tar July 11th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    “LOL it’s absurd that you probably think they need another starter”

    Well that would depend on which starter we are talking about wouldn’t it? Let’s see, Cashman just offered Montero for Lee. I wonder what he thinks?

    At this point I think I will stick with what Cashman and Joe G thinks over you, no offense.

  120. Erin July 11th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    New Post w/postgame notes

    :arrow:

  121. luis July 11th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    dasaint007,
    congratulations on your new family member, u r right, very little to be concerned but come the playoffs i’m not that confident we can pull it off. i wouldn’t want to face the rangers in a five game series

  122. ron July 11th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    We do need vaz now & i agree vaz would probably not get a bat & a pen arm but something would have too be done with a starter if we got lee.

    Some rumors said hughes too the pen,other rumors said a vaz or burnett trade,most likely vaz if one were too go.

    Imo it would be a bad idea too put hughes in the pen so soon.
    I would trade vaz for a nice bat,maybe vaz & granderson for an outfielder & pen arm.

  123. Pat M. in Seattle July 11th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    dasaint007. congrats to you & your wife. good to see you back here again

  124. Backbench July 11th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Test

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