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Postgame notes: More rest, more problems

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Jul 21, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Angels Yankees BaseballThe Yankees are committed to limiting Phil Hughes’ innings this season, but the two times he’s pitched on extended rest, he’s struggled.

Tonight was his first start in 11 days, and Hughes allowed six earned runs through five-plus innings. The only other time he allowed six earned this season was June 29, when he went 10 days between starts after the Yankees skipped his turn in the rotation to limit his workload.

“We have to manage his innings, and you have to look at him long term,” manager Joe Girardi said. “Maybe do something a little bit different between starts if you have to do it again. The bottom line is, he has a limitation, and we have to respect that. It’s difficult for any pitcher when you have a long layoff. It’s not just him.”

Hughes, as you might expect, said he didn’t feel any different, but it’s hard not to notice that he seemed to have turned a corner in his last start before the break, then took a step back tonight. “He didn’t have much command of his fastball and he got beat with his cutter, not having a whole lot of command of that as well,” Girardi said. Those were the same problems as in those late-June, early-July outings.

“I felt fine,” Hughes said. “Obviously with the all-star break and the day off being back in the rotation, it was kind of an extended break, but I really didn’t feel anything any different.”

Angels Yankees Baseball• Girardi was stunned when he was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing a call at first base. This is the same crew that ejected him earlier this season in Toronto. “I was shocked when I was tossed, then I got a little hot,” Girardi said. “I’ve been tossed nine times as a Yankee. I’ll be the first to tell you (that) eight times I deserved it. Tonight I thought I didn’t deserve it.”

• I’m guessing by the time that picture was taken, Girardi was in the “deserved it” phase of his argument.

• Jonathan Albaladejo admitted he was a little tired by the end of his outing — he threw more than 30 pitches for only the second time this season — but that was a solid return. He might not be an eighth-inning candidate, but he’s tossed his name into the ring for regular middle relief work.

• What made Sean O’Sullivan so effective after that first inning? “All of a sudden his changeup got real good,” Girardi said. Jorge Posada said the exact same thing. “Even when he was falling behind int he count, he was throwing his changeup and throwing it for strikes,” Posada said.

• Stunning stat from the Yankees fine media staff: Posada has thrown out six runners this season. Four of them have been Bobby Abreu, who was thrown out twice tonight.

• Nick Swisher hit his ninth Yankee Stadium home run of the season. He hit eight at Yankee Stadium all of last season.

• Speaking of homers at Yankee Stadium, Hughes has allowed 13 home runs this year, every single one of them at home. He wasn’t too pleased with the Maicer Izturis homer that got just over the wall in right. “I didn’t feel like it was a horrible pitch,” Hughes said. “The way the short porch here is, it’s going to happen sometimes, and it’s going to happen on nights when nothing’s going right. I have to make better pitches earlier to stay out of those situations.”

• Hughes wasn’t hurt on that comebacker. “It was fine,” he said. “Just hit the outside of my calf. I didn’t really feel any pain or anything like that.”

• Mark Teixeira has now reached base in 36 straight games. That matches the longest such streak of his career.

• The Yankees fell to 3-4 against the Angels this season and need a win tomorrow to avoid losing the season series for the sixth time in the past seven years.

Associated Press photos of Hughes and Girardi

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69 Responses to “Postgame notes: More rest, more problems”

  1. Nick in SF July 21st, 2010 at 12:07 am

    It’s too late, he’s become Atlee Hughes.

    Nooooooooooooooooo! :cry:

  2. Mike in Chicago July 21st, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Nick in SF July 21st, 2010 at 12:07 am

    It’s too late, he’s become Atlee Hughes.

    Nooooooooooooooooo! :cry:
    ———–
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc

  3. Purenyyankee July 21st, 2010 at 12:14 am

    We are lucky Baltimore battled back and beat Tampa. TWO hits against a AAA pitcher is unacceptable. Javy needs to get us a win tomorrow. Then we MUST be, at the very least, 6-2 against KC & Cleveland. Cashman better wake-up and move some of this dead wood. Park & Gaudin MUST go. These guys get lit up every appearance. They FINALLY brought up Albaledejo, now how about Nova. He can’t be any worse than the other stiffs in the pen. And I have seen enough of Granderson. The guy is awful. (Gardner in CF and Crawford in LF next year.)

  4. antisocial scrooge July 21st, 2010 at 12:16 am

    if crawford has the same injury as beltre the rays could be in trouble.

  5. jackamir July 21st, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Rays are dealing for Werth! We need to strengthen the pen. There is DEADWOOD in that pen. Montero & Tracy ==== You’re time has come?

  6. pat July 21st, 2010 at 12:23 am

    “Stunning stat from the Yankees fine media staff: Posada has thrown out six runners this season. Four of them have been Bobby Abreu, who was thrown out twice tonight”

    Memo to Bobby- Stay on 1st. 4 times is more than a coincidence.

  7. tampayank July 21st, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Buster Olney said the Rays might acquire Jason Werth in some sort of 3 way trade that would land Oswalt in Philadelphia….something to look out for

  8. blake July 21st, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Not the best night for the Yankees tonight but the Rays lost to the Orioles as well. Could be worse.

    Go get uhm tomorrow. Awesome news about Montero….seems like he’s figuring it out again.

  9. BIG AL July 21st, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Let’s not jump on Phil Hughes. When the team makes a decision to give him this much time between starts, it’s what they have to expect. Phil threw well, but, his location was off, and that is due to lack of work. This is on management, not Phil. This is the same thing that happened the last time they skipped him. You reap what you sow. On regular rest, his next start will be much better. It didn’t work for Joba, and it’s not working with Phil. The definition of insanity, is to repeat the same thing over and over, and expect a different result.

    Good night folks, it’s been ………………………………

  10. tampayank July 21st, 2010 at 12:32 am

    forget innings limits, just let him pitch.

  11. Giuseppe Franco July 21st, 2010 at 12:37 am

    The way they handled Joba’s innings limits last season was stupid and they obviously learned from it.

    The way they are handling Hughes and his innings this season is the same way every other team handles their young starters nowadays.

  12. G. Love July 21st, 2010 at 12:38 am

    If the Phillies trade Werth in order to accomodate Oswalt, the Philly GM should proudly wear the “dunce of the year” hat.

    He could have kept Werth and kept Lee and made a run for a title.

    Adding Oswalt and subtracting Werth does nothing for that team. I think it actually makes them worse.

    If TB adds Werth, it’s not gloom and doom for the Yankees. We beat a stacked Philly team with Werth last year, we’ll beat a stacked TB team with him this year.

    It does make them better though and pretty much kills Boston’s hope of contending for the wild card.

  13. Giuseppe Franco July 21st, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Worry about what the contenders land when deals are official.

    People should have learned something from the “Cliff Lee is almost a done deal to come to the Yankees” rumors from two weeks ago.

  14. Eric UWS July 21st, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Wow- I go away for a little bit and Tampa blows the game. Thano goodness.

  15. tampayank July 21st, 2010 at 12:44 am

    yeah Philly really blew it if they do this deal, Lee and Halladay would have been a lethal 1-2

    adding Werth would help TB lineup a lot, provides protection for Longoria

    The Yanks offense is not my concern(Jeter individually yes) but the bullpen and how the starting pitching holds up. If AJ continues to have 2-3 inning outings, it will make things dicey

  16. Rich in NJ July 21st, 2010 at 12:52 am

    What other teams do shouldn’t matter. What should matter is to stop pretending about how bad relievers are on this team and to get them off.

    I also think, as I said, that Montero can help this team this season.

  17. Carl July 21st, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Oakland is a terrible baseball team. Wow that was sad.

  18. Rich in NJ July 21st, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I also think I have to admit that I may have been wrong about the Granderson trade. He’s killing this offense.

  19. lounge lizard July 21st, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Crazy scene in LA. Mattingly managing the ninth because Torre has been ejected. He goes to the mound with Dodgers clinging to one run lead, Broxton struggling, bases loaded one out. Mattingly has the chat, takes one step off the mound, then returns to say something else. He goes back to dugout and Broxton prepares to pitch. Bochy comes out and says that’s two trips. Umps confer and agree with McClelland pointing to Dodger dugout just like the pine tar game. Sherrill comes in with no warmup and gets lit up on the first pitch. Giants lead, inning still going.

    Not going on Donny Baseball’s resume.

    Dodgers get ejected a lot.

  20. RS July 21st, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Werth is a good player, but he’s not the 2008 Manny Ramirez. I see that move as similar to the Red Sox getting Victor Martinez last year. Good enough to grab a firm hold on the WC, but not enough to be unbeatable.

  21. Nick in SF July 21st, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Interesting developments in Los Angeles.

    Dodgers, leading by a run in the 9th, let the Giants get men on 2nd and 3rd and then walked the bases loaded.

    Acting manager Mattingly (Torre had been ejected after a hit batter by a previously-warned Kershaw) came to the mound to talk to Broxton. He began walking back to the dugout, stepping off the mound, but then returned to say something else.

    Boche caught the return visit and complained to the umps. They made Broxton leave the game — Sherrill had to come in cold, got his 8 warmup pitches, and then gave up a double on his first real pitch.

  22. RS July 21st, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Looks like the ump is squeezing Bailey

  23. Nick in SF July 21st, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Scooped by lounge lizard!

    But I can report that Buster Posey just knocked in an insurance run for the Gigantes.

  24. lounge lizard July 21st, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Just typed a litlle faster Nick; thought you might be weighing in.

    Wonder if the whole bean ball thing (which led to the Torre ejection) dated back to Padilla hitting Rowand in the face in a previous game. If the Dodgers had been more respectful of the justifiable payback, they would still have had their manager in the ninth.

  25. Nick in SF July 21st, 2010 at 1:26 am

    You also spelled Bochy’s name correctly. I don’t know what I was thinking.

    The Dodgers are in bad spirits generally. 5 game losing streak going into the game and they’re on the verge of going 6 back in the division.

    And they lost on Torre’s 100th birthday last night.

  26. Carl July 21st, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Thank you A’s

  27. WMD July 21st, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Sux Lose!!!!

  28. Nick in SF July 21st, 2010 at 1:39 am

    His name is Kevin Kouzmanoff!

    Walkoff win for the A’s ends the baseball day in fine style.

  29. jackamir July 21st, 2010 at 1:49 am

    tonight====NO HARM/ NO FOUL

  30. Yankees n More July 21st, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Everybody REALLY needs to stop it already with the “extra rest” excuses for Phil Hughes and his pathetic performances.

    The guy’s fastball command has been absolute crap for two straight MONTHS. Most of those starts came on regular rest and his problems date back to long before the first time he was skipped.

    And, by the way, Hughes was no better in Seattle. Posada was stretching for everything, Hughes was just fortunate to be playing the worst offense in the league in a ballpark the size of the Grand Canyon!

  31. Rich in NJ July 21st, 2010 at 2:14 am

    No, the harm from tonight’s game is that there are currently two members of the rotation that can be counted on (CC, Vazquez), and that Park and Gaudin should not be on the ML roster.

  32. Pat M. July 21st, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Nick in SF….Boche did the same thing to The Dodgers 4 years ago when Grady Little was the LA Skipper and boch was in San Diego……

  33. ron July 21st, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Montero is not an option.
    He is 20 yrs old,probably not on the 40 man & someone as young as montero is bound too struggle for long periods.

    If he was even 22 or 23 yrs old i might say give him a shot.

    Also he won’t be catching over po & velli so that would be a setback.

  34. ron July 21st, 2010 at 2:52 am

    The yankees will get a pitcher,no choice.

    Hughes is rapidly approaching his innings limit & pettitte is hurt.

  35. Rich in NJ July 21st, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Miguel Cabrera was 20 when he helped the Marlins beat the Yankees in the 2003 WS.

    The Yankees have plenty of dead wood on the 40 man (see Park, Chan Ho; Gaudin, Chad).

    Montero needs to be an option.

    Cervelli has been exposed.

  36. Yeah July 21st, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Is there any empirical evidence showing that the so-called Verducci Effect actually obtains?

  37. jwildfogel July 21st, 2010 at 4:33 am

    stunning stat on Posada from the Yankee media. Only problem is that they have Posada as throwing out 6 base-runners this year and both espn.go.com (http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/f.....order/true) and baseball-reference.com http://www.baseball-reference......jo01.shtml) had Posada throwing out 9 of 42 base-runners this year. I did check and Abrue has been thrown out stealing four times by thfe Yankees. I don’t check if all four were by Posada, but they probably go that right. It is still a stunning stat, even more so because not one of Abreu’s 16 steals are against the Yankees, and he has been thrown out only four other times this season, not more than once by any other team.

    By the way, Posada has thrown out 9 of 42 runners (21.4%) who have tried to steal against him while Cervelli had thrown out 5 of 37 runners 913.5%) who have tried to steal against him. I think Posada has thrown the ball very well on steal attempts but that the Yankee pitchers haven’t given a chance most of the time. Cervelli has a good reputation for throwing out would-be base-stealers, so Cervelli stat backs up my contention and memory that the Yankee pitchers are not holding on runners well.

  38. RJ July 21st, 2010 at 4:41 am

    jackamir July 21st, 2010 at 1:49 am
    tonight====NO HARM/ NO FOUL

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

    I disagree, tonight = a good opportunity to put Tampa 4 back in loss column, Sox 8 back in loss column. Tonight = wasted. Have to beat the AAA pitchers.

    As far as Tampa/Werth goes, check his home/road splits. He’s a product of that ballpark. Won’t be the same in the AL.
    .971 OPS home/.783 road. Only 3 HR/18 RBI on the road in more AB’s. I’m not scared.

  39. RJ July 21st, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Wow, Crawford got hit in the nuts with a pickoff – and he doesn’t wear a cup.

    “Crawford said he doesn’t wear a protective cup because it’s too restrictive, and he insisted he won’t change that practice.”

    Ouch!

  40. Yogi Mantle July 21st, 2010 at 5:58 am

    When I went to bed last night Tampon Bay was ahead and the Red Sox were tied. I figured that the Rays had the game won and that the Sox, playing Oakland, were going to win.

    What a pleasant surprise to see they both lost. I think I was most surprised by the Rays loss.

    So no net change for the standings in the division. Sox fans were probably going nuts, as were the couple of Rays fans out there, for not taking advantage of the Yankees being beaten.

  41. RJ July 21st, 2010 at 6:18 am

    vblade July 20th, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    TheStraw July 20th, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    Vblade-
    Yes, but it didn’t matter as Betsy singlehandedly hijacked the thread with her nonsense and paranoia.

    ——————————

    Hahaha, I’m not in the mood to peruse through the GT, but I’m guessing things went downhill quick. lol

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

    I thought she had gone away? Rather have the trolls than her incessant whining. Thinks someone suggesting she obsesses over Hughes is “an insult”. How does she handle real life?

  42. Doreen July 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

    RJ -

    Last night could definitely be seen as a missed opportunity. But the way I look at it, the Yankees were the first of the three teams to lose, so they were “saved” by the other two losses. Plus, might as well see a positive somewhere.

    Boy, did I think last night’s game was going to have a way different outcome while watching that first inning. It’s like there was the first inning (Hughes has a strong 1-2-3 and the Yankees score 2 in the bottom, looking to do more damage) and the rest of the game (no need to regurgitate the failings).

  43. Mike Ri July 21st, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Vasquez needs to get us a win today.

  44. m July 21st, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Doreen,

    Is that you or did someone beat you to the punch? ;)

    Haven’t read through the threads, but I perused the names. It’s nice to see a lot of fresh names, as well as a lot of old ‘friends’ who haven’t posted in a while.

    I, too, was feeling good about the game after the first inning. But I knew we were on borrowed time because I was following on Gameday at that time and Phil was not sharp (though it looked like he was getting squeezed some).

    Hopefully, a bounce back game tomorrow (today).

    For general sports fans, and Yankees specifically here’s the latest Bill Simmons and his Yankee friend Jack-O. Lots of Steinbrenner stuff (at the beginning). Simmons also addresses LeBron and how the whole thing went down. Also, supposedly $6M was raised in ad revenues, yet only $2.5M was given to charity. (pat-they credited ad age? that might be right up your alley :) ) Anyway, good stuff as usual from BS.

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/p.....autoplay=1

  45. upstate kate July 21st, 2010 at 6:38 am

    1st of all, I love registration, and love that I can log at home or work…also that the blog welcomes me!

    Doreen
    agreed, after the 1st inning I thought it would be an easy game. Oh well, have to expect Phil wont be sharp after extra rest, but he needs the rest to make it thru the season.

  46. RJ July 21st, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Doreen July 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am
    RJ -

    Last night could definitely be seen as a missed opportunity. But the way I look at it, the Yankees were the first of the three teams to lose, so they were “saved” by the other two losses. Plus, might as well see a positive somewhere.

    Boy, did I think last night’s game was going to have a way different outcome while watching that first inning. It’s like there was the first inning (Hughes has a strong 1-2-3 and the Yankees score 2 in the bottom, looking to do more damage) and the rest of the game (no need to regurgitate the failings

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

    Oh, I agree, it’s not the end of the world, just one you wish you had. I’m with you, honestly I watched the first inning and taped the rest of the game expecting an easy win. Went out for dinner and watched it when I came back. Gave me agita.

  47. Doreen July 21st, 2010 at 6:47 am

    m -

    Yup – it’s me!

    We were having dinner in the top of the first, so I didn’t get to see Hughes – we were listening. I guess he sounded better than he looked? :) I’m hoping for a bounce-back game today, too. I hate My9 games; whether it’s true or not, it sure seems like they don’t play as well on My9 nights. Considering the Yankees were losing and it was really a bad game (slow and boring), the game thread wasn’t as bad as I’d have expected. I agree it was nice seeing new names and that those new names were not just trolls taking pot shots, but fans participating in the game thread. Now if we could only broker peace talks among some of the regulars….

    upstate kate -

    I like the “Welcome” too – it’s a nice touch. Silly, I know, but now the place feels like “mine.”

  48. m July 21st, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Doreen,

    By the time I “tuned” in, I had the displeasure of watching Napoli (love that name!) knock Phil out of the game. :mad:

    I didn’t even browse the game thread, but I can imagine what you’re talking about. I don’t know what makes people go at each other like that. I mean, seriously.

  49. Yogi Mantle July 21st, 2010 at 6:53 am

    The umpire was not very consistent in yesterday’s game, and Hughes did get squeezed a bit on some pitches, but the main problem was Hughes leaving too many in the middle of the plate.

    I find it odd that so many seem to think that the Yankees handled Joba’s innings limits last year poorly. They forget that Joba struggled a lot when he was being skipped so the Yankees tried to adjust to that by shortening the game of his starts. It was all on Joba.

    When the Yankees saw Joba was more effective after the first inning or two they had him warming up differently.

    The Yankees made what adjustments they could to give Joba the chance to start. His skipped starts pointed to him having control problems, they changed it to shortened games and Joba promptly made sure to have even shorter games.

    Too many, Joba included, seem to think that he will be dominating like he was when he first came up. When all is said and done, the organization has tried various things with him, Joba is the one who hasn’t responded to anything they tried.

  50. m July 21st, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I also flashed back to the Joba struggles between starts. I think most pitchers are creatures of habit, which is why teams bend over backwards to keep them on schedule. But, Joba’s struggles in relief can’t be a result of the staggered work he got last season.

    Phil wasn’t sharp, but the 2 HR hurt him. Just like they have all season at home. If he can solve that, he’s good to go. :)

    IIRC, he hasn’t given up a HR on the road.

  51. Doreen July 21st, 2010 at 7:16 am

    m -

    According to all I’ve read, all the HRs surrendered by Phil have been at YS. The HR that really hurt was the first one – it didn’t even look like it was hit hard enough to go out. And, of course, two bad plays in the outfield, one by Grandy and one by Swish, didn’t help as those runners turned into RBIs when guys hit HRs.

    I never heard of Napoli before. I was saying to my husband, wow – Hughes is giving up these HRs to scrubs, when they say on TV that Napoli is leading the Angels in HRs. Shows how up to the minute I am – NOT!! :lol:

  52. Fran the original July 21st, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Doreen, Kate and Mel,

    I had a different take on the game. After the 1st inning I thought the Yanks, even though they scored 2 runs, let the Angels pitcher off the hook and missed an opportunity to put the game away right there. A lot of times when you miss that chance it comes back to haunt you.

  53. Doreen July 21st, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Fran -

    Very true. I thought they’d keep knocking him around, but you’re right – he got the chance to right his own ship.

  54. upstate kate July 21st, 2010 at 7:30 am

    certainly true Fran, they could have scored more that first inning and got that young pitcher totally rattled. Instead he settled down and was very effective.

  55. Erin July 21st, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I was watching the game with my brother last night (who was kind enough to let me borrow his XM radio, so I got to mute the Angels broadcasters and listen to John and Suzyn), and after the first inning he turned to me and said “how much do you want to bet this guy shuts them down the rest of the game?” LOL

    Luckily, I only bet him a dollar.

  56. mikey487 July 21st, 2010 at 7:31 am

    The sting of last night’s loss was softened by both Tampa Bay and the Red Sox losing in extra innings.

  57. mikey487 July 21st, 2010 at 7:32 am

    And once again the formula for winning against the Yankees seems to be bringing up some rookie they have never seen who then shuts the offense down. Or is it just my imagination?

  58. upstate kate July 21st, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Doreen
    if you don’t mind I am posting my line up early. We are off today, and going to my sister’s camp.

    SS Jeet
    RF Swish
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Robbie
    DH Po
    C Cisco
    CF Grandy
    LG GGBG

    if it is too early, that is ok
    thanks

  59. upstate kate July 21st, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Mikey
    Kay brought up the fact that they have a losing record against pitchers they haven’t seen before, so not your imagination.

  60. mikey487 July 21st, 2010 at 7:36 am

    upstate kate – thanks for validating that

  61. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 21st, 2010 at 7:39 am

    “if crawford has the same injury as beltre the rays could be in trouble.”

    Last night, I said that I hoped that Crawford didn’t belong to the Beltre School of Baseball. Turns out he’s as dumb as Adrian. Perhaps MLB needs to make wearing a cup mandatory equipment.

    Crawford says that wearing a cup is restrictive. No, Carl – not having a functioning man part is restrictive. :P

  62. Doreen July 21st, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Upstate Kate

    No problem. :)

  63. pat July 21st, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I stayed up to see the O’s win but am pleased to see this morning that the A’s followed suit.

    Laura-
    A big difference between Beltre and Crawford is one plays less than 100 feet from a baseball coming off a bat at over 100mph and the other plays over 300+ feet away.

    Crawford takes a calculated risk. Beltre is just an idiot.

  64. Doreen July 21st, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Today’s Guess the Line Up is Now Open for Business.

    I will accept lineups until 10:30 am or until the official lineup is posted.

    Good luck! :)

  65. Apple byte July 21st, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Gaudin likely pitched his way off the team with another change due when Mitre is activated. Kind of a surprise that Girardi didn’t use Chamberlain in the last inning to see how he responded rather than use Gaudin. It was a non pressure situation and if the Yankees had managed to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th, Mariano could have pitched the top of the 10th inning.

  66. Erin July 21st, 2010 at 8:24 am

    GTLU:

    SS Jeter
    RF Swisher
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    DH Posada
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

    Thanks!

  67. Erin July 21st, 2010 at 8:27 am

    New Post: Rays reportedly discussing trade for Jayson Werth

    :arrow:

  68. RJ July 21st, 2010 at 9:32 am

    pat July 21st, 2010 at 8:15 am
    I stayed up to see the O’s win but am pleased to see this morning that the A’s followed suit.

    Laura-
    A big difference between Beltre and Crawford is one plays less than 100 feet from a baseball coming off a bat at over 100mph and the other plays over 300+ feet away.

    Crawford takes a calculated risk. Beltre is just an idiot

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

    I agree but Carl didn’t get his nut shot in LF, he got hit by a pickoff throw. Ouch.

  69. Don July 21st, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Can’t they let Hughes pitch on regular rest as long as possible, and rack up a lot of wins, and worry about the innings limit later? What’s the use of messing up his routine and losing games during a tight pennant race?

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