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Game 101: Yankees at Indians

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jul 29, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (64-36)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher DH
Brett Gardner LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Colin Curtis RF

RHP Dustin Moseley (0-0, 4.22)
Moseley vs. Indians

INDIANS (42-59)
Trevor Crowe CF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Shin-Soo Choo RF
Carlos Santana C
Austin Kearns LF
Matt LaPorta 1B
Jayson Nix 3B
Shelley Duncan DH
Luis Valbuena 2B

RHP Mitch Talbot (8-9, 4.08)
Talbot vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Jerry Meals, 1B Mark Wegner, 2B Dan Iossogna, 3B Dale Scott

WEATHER: Perfectly blue sky. Couldn’t be more different from yesterday.

OFF THE BOARD: The Yankees have six shutouts this season, five of them on the road. That’s the most road shutouts in the American League this season. Colorado has eight in the National League. Last night was the first time the Yankees shutout Cleveland since 2008.

WHO NEEDS HOME RUNS? Alex Rodriguez has at least one RBI in 19 of his past 31 games. That dates back to June 21, and he leads the majors in RBIs during that time period. Of his 82 RBI this season, 37 have either tied the game or put the Yankees in the lead.

THAT GUY AND THE OTHER GUY: There are two players in the Indians lineup who have faced Dustin Moseley in the past. Asdrubal Cabrera is 1-for-4 and Luis Valbuena is 1-for-2. The rest are newcomers to the Moseley experience. Travis Hafner has 10 at-bats, but he’s on the bench.

STILL A FAN FAVORITE: About five minutes ago, Shelley Duncan walked out of the Cleveland dugout to find a guy holding a huge sign with bright orange letters: SHELLEY DUNCAN POWER. Shelley signed the sign and gave the guy a fist bump.

UPDATE, 7:12 p.m.: My A-Rod home run prediction of the night. Fourth inning.

UPDATE, 7:29 p.m.: Shaky first inning for Moseley, but he got through it with just the one run scoring on a sac fly. The inning cost him 31 pitches. It’s a 1-0 Cleveland lead.

UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Ouch. Bases loaded bouncer up the middle starts a 1-6-3 double play. Yankees can’t take advantage of three walks in the second inning and the Indians are still in front.

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: Hard-hit line drive sac fly for Rodriguez ties the game. The crowd here seemed to think they had just seen No. 600.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Perez can’t bare-hand the bunt and Gardner has an infield single. Two on with no outs for Cervelli and Curtis in the fourth inning.

UPDATE, 8:47 p.m.: Talbot left with a mid-back strain.

UPDATE, 8:55 p.m.: The missed opportunities continue for the Yankees. Two on with no outs in the fifth, the 4, 5 and 6 hitters made outs to strand the runners. We’re still tied at 1 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:00 p.m.: Might want to pencil Moseley in for the next turn through the rotation. Through five innings, he’s allowed one run on two hits and two walks. If the Yankees offense had taken advantage of some opportunities, he’d be in line for a win right now.

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: I talked to Brett Gardner pregame about deciding when to steal, when not to steal, and why he hasn’t taken as many bags lately. “I need to start running more,” he said. You’re welcome!

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: Gardner steals third. Jeter singles him home. Yankees take a 2-1 lead. Simple as that.

UPDATE, 9:26 p.m.: Well there’s something new. Grounder to second, the runner kicks it perfectly to Derek Jeter, who steps on second and throws to first for a custom made double play. I mean, the runner couldn’t have thrown the ball to Jeter any better than he kicked it. Of course, it’s a dead ball as soon as it hits the runner, so the Yankees only get the one out and Choo is safe at first, but still, I’ve never seen anything like that and I’ll never see it again.

UPDATE, 9:39 p.m.: Twenty home runs for Robinson Cano, who just went deep with a two-out solo shot for a 3-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 9:48 p.m.: Seems like it’s been a while since Francisco Cervelli had one of those patented big hits, but he has an RBI single in the seventh to make it 4-1. Colin Curtis was then hit by a pitch and the bases are loaded for Jeter.

UPDATE, 9:58 p.m.: Bases-loaded walk by Jeter. Two-run single by Granderson. The Yankees suddenly have a commanding 7-1 lead, and they’re still batting in the seventh. Bases loaded for Rodriguez.

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m.: Robertson in for the Yankees. Moseley did his job and then some, meanwhile, the Yankees just sent nine batters to the plate without making an out. It’s a 9-1 game.

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m.: Two hit game for Colin Curtis. Meanwhile, Girardi said before the game that he was happy about getting Granderson out of a game in the late innings last night, and happy about giving Swisher a DH game tonight. Now he’s given Gardner a break by pinch hitting Marcus Thames in the eighth. That’s a little bit of rest for all three outfielders.

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m.: Is this the low point for Chan Ho Park? Three two-out walks in a blowout? Clearly Thames is playing way out of position just to give Rodriguez a breather, so it’s hard to get on him for the throwing error. This debacle of an inning is on Park. Just awful. It’s now 11-4.

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802 Responses to “Game 101: Yankees at Indians”

  1. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    You’ve got Swisher, Gardner, and Jeter who can all bat at or near the top of the order. What’s your best 1-2 and where does the odd man out bat?

    Gardner-Swisher, Jeter bats 8th or 9th depending on the lineup that day :x

  2. m July 29th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Did that fan get an x-ray? :)

  3. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    “Seems like they are a .500 team without Posada”
    —————–

    Probably because when he doesn’t play the bottom of the lineup is a combo of Cervelli, Miranda, Thames and Granderson. Granderson didn’t start hitting until recently. That is not a good bottom of the order.

  4. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Probably because when he doesn’t play the bottom of the lineup is a combo of Cervelli, Miranda, Thames and Granderson. Granderson didn’t start hitting until recently. That is not a good bottom of the order.

    Thats why they should probably get a bat. Just in case. Even Cody Ross.

  5. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    You just know that Bob Shepherd would have enjoyed pronouncing Shin-Soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Luis Valbuena.

  6. Phil in Columbus July 29th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    You’ve got Swisher, Gardner, and Jeter who can all bat at or near the top of the order. What’s your best 1-2 and where does the odd man out bat?

    *********
    Gardy,Jeter,Tex,Arod,Cano,Swish,Jorge,Granderson,C/DH

  7. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    call me nuts, with Po’s cyst and age who knows what ailments coming with age down the road, why don’t we get snyder from AZ as a stop gap. Cerv offense has regress to what it was in the minor, his def is good enough to compensate his lack of offense.
    oh btw, jerkface, they are never gonna dis the capt by batting in 8 or 9, no anytime soon. even though i think gardner would be a ideal leadoff at this point.

  8. stuckey99 July 29th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    “And by the way, your smug condescention will be a lot less tolerable when/if the Yankees do not make the playoffs because Jorge’s nagging injuries keep him out of critical games down the stretch.”

    .500 gets the Yankees to 95 wins.

    Which are you most concerned about.

    1.) The Yankees playing .500 ball the last 2 months AND Boston playing at a.633 pace that will eclipse 95 wins.

    2.) The Red Sox playing at a pace that will far exceed 95 wins and eclipsing the Yankees anyway.

    Let me know what I’m up against over here.

    Because I don’t think the Red Sox getting back the ghost of Ted Williams and the 1999 Pedro Martinez is going to get them to 96 wins, much less the 100 or more the Yankees are near certain to get.

  9. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Gardy,Jeter,Tex,Arod,Cano,Swish,Jorge,Granderson,C/DH

    ————————–

    Jeter is among the worst on the team in getting on base, it would be a better idea to put Swisher in the 2 hole.

  10. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Since the Yanks faced Talbot one time before is he not in the rookie, we haven’t seen him before category? Hopefully. I hate when you hear the announcer say about the opposing pitcher he doesn’t throw hard and changes speed…lol

  11. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    .500 gets the Yankees to 95 wins.

    Which are you most concerned about.

    1.) The Yankees playing .500 ball the last 2 months AND Boston playing at a.633 pace that will eclipse 95 wins.

    2.) The Red Sox playing at a pace that will far exceed 95 wins and eclipsing the Yankees anyway.

    Let me know what I’m up against over here.

    Because I don’t think the Red Sox getting back the ghost of Ted Williams and the 1999 Pedro Martinez is going to get them to 96 wins, much less the 100 or more the Yankees are near certain to get

    ——————–

    Well put. But why use logic and statistics when you can just act as if the sky is falling?

  12. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    And we have a new #40 starting for the Yankees. :cry:

  13. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Yanks would be doing themselves a favor to in looking at a catch i.e Snyder from AZ to spell and platoon with PO this reason and next. when your bench players are simply no longer bench player due to aging stars need to rest 1/3 days. then we need a regular and semi regular to fill their normal positions. Pena and Cerv are simply putrid offensively.

  14. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Crowe :x

  15. MystiqueAura July 29th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Auspicious debut.

  16. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Crowe hits like a hall of famer against the Yanks…Moseley had him 0-2..

  17. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    # MystiqueAura July 29th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Auspicious debut.

    ——————–

    sarcasm?

  18. MystiqueAura July 29th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Pulled a Don Baylor there.

  19. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Does Mosley have an out pitch?

  20. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    he doesn’t seem to have put away pitch

  21. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Good question, Captain.

  22. California July 29th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    “My A-Rod home run prediction of the night. Fourth inning.”

    My A-Rod home run prediction of the night: he will not homer in this game.

  23. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Oh boy

  24. MystiqueAura July 29th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Time for a quick double play.

  25. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I think it would benefit the yanks to get another starting catcher, since Po ailment and age has start to make it clear he can’t no longer catch even 120 games. someone like Snyder would be decent platoon /regular catch than Cervelli who has regress offensely to his career norm and is not a stellar def catcher to compensate for his lack of offense.

  26. NYY fan in NH July 29th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    well this is a crappy start for Moseley here..

  27. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    he is being squezed. the first three pitches were very close

  28. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I hope Cashman is working the phones for a starting pitcher right now…

  29. CB July 29th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    The Indians all look to be executing their scouting report. They are picking up Mosley’s two seamer and change early and they are laying off the ball down in the zone. They are effectively forcing Mosley up in the zone and he can’t live there.

    Mosley is going to be forced to be very fine and throw very high quality strikes. The Indians might lose some of this discipline as the game goes on – especially if they fall behind. But if they don’t this is going to be a challenging game for Mosley.

  30. MystiqueAura July 29th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Good arm on Curtis.

  31. California July 29th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Moseley sucks. Is that a surprise?

  32. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    I hope Cashman is working the phones for a starting pitcher right now…
    ——————————————————————–
    there really isn’t much out there. Petittie could be back soon or we can try internal option as in Romulo Sanchez or Ivan Nova.

  33. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    # California July 29th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Moseley sucks. Is that a surprise?

    ————————

    You’re always a ray of sunshine. Thanks for showing up.

  34. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    maybe the yanks can at bats like the indians hitter.

    it be nice for the yanks to hammer guys like mosley.

    but they don’t, when throw a triple a he pitches bad go fiqure

  35. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I’ll take one run there after all that…lets score some runs.

  36. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Tough inning, a lot of pitches, but only one run. Now maybe the butterflies are gone and he can settle in.

  37. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Could have been worse, but 31 pitches. Moseley won’t go more than 4 innings tonight.

  38. UnKnown July 29th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Alex shouldve taken the DP on Choo. Still not too bad only 1 run out of that mess.

  39. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Joe wanted 6 innings from Moseley. Hmmm…..not sure that’s going to happen.

  40. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Not too bad after all

  41. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    That inning was tough. A real weak HBP on a guy who had his foot over the batters box line next to home plate and leaned into it and was barely grazed. A real tough walk with the HP umpire not giving anything low.

    Moseley needs some quick innings if he is gonna go 6

  42. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Yes it’s such a terrible team.

    How do they ever win games?

    Same whiners with the same tears everytime they fall behind in a game.

  43. ericns1 July 29th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Ken Singleton called A-Rod’s 500th

  44. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Talbot only threw 12 pitches that first inning.

  45. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Nova should get the start the next time this spot comes up. I don’t like taking someone out of the bullpen because not only is Moseley not good but he is not built up. He can only throw 75 pitches and he is already at 30. Now they will have to use the whole bullpen.

  46. Phil in Columbus July 29th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Doreen
    That is the way it works for the no name pitchers that pitch against the Yanks. :)

  47. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    No one’s whining, SJ44. What a broken record.

  48. NYY fan in NH July 29th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Hard to believe that this Indians team is giving the Yanks all they can handle 2 out of the 3 games so far.

  49. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I’ll take one run after all that.

  50. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Good AB by Alex

  51. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    test

  52. Disco July 29th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Is it just me, or is A-Rod not walking much lately? When he was struggling earlier in the year he still had a .370-ish OBP but now it’s in the .340′s. He’s really having a bad year by his standards. Lets hope its just a down year and not a trend as he ages.

  53. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Is it just me, or is A-Rod not walking much lately? When he was struggling earlier in the year he still had a .370-ish OBP but now it’s in the .340’s. He’s really having a bad year by his standards. Lets hope its just a down year and not a trend as he ages.

    He is walking 9.7% of the time, which is around where is for his career. whats not helping is his batting average being low and A-rod not walking more to make up for it.

  54. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    the home plate ump has two strike zones

  55. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    “they helped send Swisher to the All-Star Game — and so did 9 million other people.”

    Not really. :mad:

  56. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    If they lose, they lose – it is Mosely, after all. I’d like to have a decent pen for tomorrow night, though.

  57. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    those same strikes he is calling were balls for moseley

  58. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    A-Rod should do it tonight, otherwise he might hurt the team in TB series.

  59. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    # YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    No one’s whining, SJ44. What a broken record.

    *****************

    LOL

  60. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    nitpick, why is Cerv batting ahead of Curtis Collin?

  61. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    He is walking 9.7% of the time, which is around where is for his career. whats not helping is his batting average being low and A-rod not walking more to make up for it.

    —————–

    Not entirely true. His average for his career is 11%. From 2002-2009, he was below 12% only twice (11.5% in 2004 and 10.9% in 2008).

  62. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    “LOL”

    This coming from the genius who thinks A-Rod will hurt the team in TB if he doesn’t homer tonight.

  63. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Great AB by Gardner

  64. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    # YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    “LOL”

    This coming from the genius who thinks A-Rod will hurt the team in TB if he doesn’t homer tonight.

    *************

    I think you totally misunderstand what my LOL means.

  65. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Not the best swing there by Cervelli.

  66. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Worst.At Bat.Of.The.Year

  67. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I think you totally misunderstand what my LOL means.

    ————————-

    But you still did make that moronic A-Rod comment.

  68. Spiced Ham July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    :(

  69. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    How do you swing at the 1st pitch? That was dreadful. The pitcher just walked the bases loaded use your brain and take a pitch or 2. Cervelli was been really over matched recently.

  70. Matt July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Talbot just walked the bases loaded. What does the brilliant Francisco Cervelli do?

    Swings at the first pitch, and hits into a double play.

    Sometimes it’s hard to believe these guys have anything between those ears of theirs.

  71. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    just looked down the yankee starters batting aves and was surprised that we only have one over 300

  72. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Worst.At Bat.Of.The.Year

    ——————

    Bad, but Randy Winn has that beat.

  73. WMD July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Need a real catcher if Posada is going to come up lame half the time

  74. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Walks the bases loaded and he swings at the first pitch??? Are you kidding?

  75. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Not entirely true. His average for his career is 11%. From 2002-2009, he was below 12% only twice (11.5% in 2004 and 10.9% in 2008).

    He is 1% off his career. And 2-3% off what he is usually around since coming to the yankees. He is basically 4-6 walks off his ‘yankee average’

  76. NYY fan in NH July 29th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    The Cervelli experiment is failing badly now…

  77. Abes Odd World July 29th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Stupid Cervelli. Take a pitch you putz.

  78. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    laura, captain,
    Agreed, lousy way of ending an inning

  79. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    A gift inning turned into a give-back. Wow.

  80. MikeY July 29th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Anyone still want Posada to not catch??

  81. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    “Walks the bases loaded and he swings at the first pitch??? Are you kidding?”

    Matt should be here soon to give an in-depth analysis of Cervelli’s AB.

  82. Matt July 29th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Bases loaded on walks, the pitcher has little control of his breaking stuff and is not overpowering.

    What does the brilliant Francisco Cervelli decide to do?

    Swing at the first pitch. Then again, it was almost too predictable that an at bat like that was coming given the fact that half this lineup doesn’t know how to take a pitch.

  83. NYY fan in NH July 29th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    First pitch swinging… Freakin terrible at bat!.. It’s amazing that players making millions of dollars and they can’t even comprehend the situation of taking some pitches when a guy walks the bases loaded.. Unbelieveable!

  84. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    It’s almost like Talbot knew who to pitch around. Probably not but it worked out well.

  85. CB July 29th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Very poor at bat by Cervelli. That innings Yankees hitters were doing the same thing the Indian hitters were doing to Mosley the inning prior. They were laying off close pitches and making him work. And Talbott was having trouble executing multiple pitches per at bat.

    Cervelli swings at the first pitch after seeing Talbot struggle to get through the prior hitters when the at bat was extended.

  86. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Matt should be here soon to give an in-depth analysis of Cervelli’s AB.

    Obviously he is going to the route of ‘how do you swing first pitch after 3 walks’
    But if he had gotten down 1-2 and finished off, wouldn’t it be ‘why didn’t you jump on a fastball early, you know he is going to throw it down the middle he just walked 3 guys!’

  87. MaineYankee July 29th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Must be almost time for the resident expert to show up.

  88. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Cisco shuld pay more attention and take some pitchs!

  89. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    What a blown opportunity. Could have had 2 runs without the benefit of a hit.

  90. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Cervelli doesn’t have a very high baseball IQ. Swinging at the first pitch when the guy has walked a ton of batters for the DP is just out and out stupid playing. Make him throw two strikes in a row at least, which he wasn’t doing that whole inning.

    The strike zone most of this series has been pretty poor, despite the usual fawning that Flash does on the umps, its been really a terrible job by the umpires.

  91. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    we need a quick inning now, c’mon mosely

  92. Jerkface July 29th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    What a blown opportunity. Could have had 2 runs without the benefit of a hit.

    1 run. There was already 1 out.

  93. robbykid July 29th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    we can thank the Mariners and their busch league GM for having this bum start for us…..

  94. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    # IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I think you totally misunderstand what my LOL means.

    ————————-

    But you still did make that moronic A-Rod comment.

    *******************

    A moron, and a professional sucker like you has the ability to judge other people’s comment?

  95. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Correct, Jerkface. My bad.

  96. Spiced Ham July 29th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Perez in the bullpen fr the Indians. Talbot hurt?

  97. Spiced Ham July 29th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Come on Mosely

  98. Matt July 29th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Jerkface,

    Don’t be stupid, the guy just walked three straight hitters and showed very little control of his offspeed pitches.

    Talbot cannot overpower you, and without his offspeed pitches he has nothing with which he can put you away even if he gets ahead in the count. You have to take a pitch there, period. There are no second guesses, if he throws a first pitch strike you tip your cap because he hasn’t shown he can do it much in this inning.

    0-1 is still not a count in which he can put you away easily, you still have pitches to work with. Swinging at the first pitch is a desperate move by a guy who knows he does not have the ability to do much damage unless he gets lucky and runs into one out over the middle.

  99. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Walks the bases loaded and he swings at the first pitch??? Are you kidding?”

    Matt should be here soon to give an in-depth analysis of Cervelli’s AB.
    ——————————————————————
    I am no Matt, I wont’ give any in depth Sabercat stats to boggle your mind. I did noticed one thing, Cerv was never a good hitter or even an average hitter in the minor. He is your perverbial ‘coming back down to earth ‘ player. with Po hurting and no longer IMO consider a regular catcher (one more year on his contract) we could use another catcher.

  100. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    these intermittent base on balls will add up
    if were not careful…
    thank God for the DP

  101. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    ok lets jump on this guy

  102. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Good thing Duncan didn’t kill Jeter going into 2nd base. He usually goes into 2nd base like an animal.

  103. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    He is 1% off his career. And 2-3% off what he is usually around since coming to the yankees. He is basically 4-6 walks off his ‘yankee average’

    ——————

    He was at 15% last year, 13.4% in 2007 and 2006, and 12.7% in 2005. His career average is pulled down by the low walk rate early on in Seattle. This year would mark his lowest percentage since 1998, when he was at 6%. He’s averaging about 12.4% as a Yankee, so per 500 PAs, the difference between his 9.7% this year and the 12.4% average as a Yankee is more like 14 walks.

  104. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Was Cervelli’s IQ higher earlier this season? ‘Cause he was doing really well with RISP.

    Perhaps the pitch was where he was looking for it, but he just didn’t hit it right? Surely not a good result, but let’s not go off the deep end.

  105. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Only an 11 pitch inning for Moseley in the second.

    One more short inning and his pitch count will be back on track.

  106. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    That ball was scalded but luckily right at Cano…better inning. Lets hit

  107. Bret The Hitman July 29th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    The situation is this.

    Posada is breaking down.

    Stop the denial madness.

    The Yankees will have to carry a weak bat at starting catcher this year and in 2011.

  108. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    A moron, and a professional sucker like you has the ability to judge other people’s comment?

    ——————

    ZING!

  109. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    that ball was scalded but luckily right at Robbie…better inning…let’s hit.

  110. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    nice curtis

  111. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Nice piece by Curtis…love his swing.

  112. luis July 29th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Doreen,

    he had an insane babip earlier in the season he was like a 240 hiter in the minors, he is coming back to earth

  113. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Since Kay isn’t doing this game, that’s what Curtis would’ve done in the last inning if he was batting 8th in this game.

    Girardi! :mad:

  114. pat July 29th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Cano batting behind Alex just might have something to do with the lower walk%.

  115. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Perez coming in. Something wrong with Talbot.

  116. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    i was wonder why perez was warming up

  117. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    which leads to my original question why is Cer batting eighth instead of Curtis. Nice AB Curtis.

  118. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Curtis has much better at bats than Miranda and most of the time Thames. Miranda should be sent down and the Yanks should bring up someone else useful. Curtis can hit…

  119. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Did people ever consider that Posada is not “breaking down,” but since they Yankees are in first place and cleared to make the playoffs by 8 games in the loss column that they simply have no compelling reason to push Posada through some bumps and bruises?

    That they just want him 100% for the playoffs, because he is such an integral part of this team, and if these games actually had significant meaning he would be playing?

  120. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I think I’d rather see Talbot. Cleveland’s pen has been decent this series.

  121. Phil in Columbus July 29th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Split the LH hitters up. Thats why Graderson was batting 2nd?

  122. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Curtis does make you feel like he’s going to do something productive when he’s in there…he has good AB’s very frequently.

  123. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Cano batting behind Alex just might have something to do with the lower walk%

    ——————-

    Agreed. I believe that’s the primary reason.

  124. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Cerveli is 9th in average, 9th in RBI’s and 8th in hits on the team.
    Seems to me to be a better defensive catcher….
    somebody’s gotta make one or two of the 27 outs in a game.
    He adds a lot of zip to the team.
    I like him

  125. blake July 29th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Curtis does make you feel like he’s going to do something productive when he’s in there…he has good ABs frequently.

  126. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    luis -

    I agree, he’s leveling off. I just object to saying he has a low baseball IQ because he didn’t execute well in that situation.

  127. MaineYankee July 29th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    LGY

    That makes too much sense.

    That doesn’t work here.

  128. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Cano batting behind Alex just might have something to do with the lower walk%

    ——————-

    It’s crazy when you realize he has only 1 IBB on the year. Down from 11 in 2007, 9 in 2008, and 7 in 2009. That accounts for at least 6 of the 14 or so walks he’s lost this season.

  129. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I think pitchers have been more aggressive and taking more chances throwing to Alex this year due to the problems he had earlier in the year with his hip and with the relatively few home runs he hit to start the season. That may be part of why his walks are down some this year.

    But overall, the primary reason why he’s not getting on base as much is because of his batting average being lower.

    I think that hip affected him far more than he let on. He just wasn’t rotating through the ball the way he normally does.

  130. NYY fan in NH July 29th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Cervelli = Overexposed?.. Got a great farm system with well-stocked catchers. As for heir apparent to Posada, my wish is for Montero to become better defensively and take the job, but Romine is more fundamentally sound behind the plate. Who knows, but we all know it won’t be Cervelli.

  131. MaineYankee July 29th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Doreen

    I think we know where the low baseball IQ is.

  132. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    i make curtis bunt here

  133. Phil in Columbus July 29th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    LGY
    I agree with you. Keep him fresh and healthy. Will be more effective during crunch time.

  134. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Okay, let’s keep up the patience

  135. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Perez looks like the picture on his was a drawing of him.

  136. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    Curtis has much better at bats than Miranda and most of the time Thames. Miranda should be sent down and the Yanks should bring up someone else useful. Curtis can hit…
    ====================================================
    I think Miranda if given a chane to play , could be 20 plus hr guy and 400 slugging guy, whether that’s good enough to stick as a regular i don’t know. Thames is such one dimensional player, the min he cease to rake against lefty , his role on this team is over.

  137. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    good job curtis

  138. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    real nice bunt….nice job.

  139. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    You don’t want to stack the lefties, Gardner and Curtis, in the order.

    That’s why Cervelli is slotted between them.

  140. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    * on his hat *

    Computer is working about as fast as this game tonight.

  141. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I think pitchers have been more aggressive and taking more chances throwing to Alex this year due to the problems he had earlier in the year with his hip and with the relatively few home runs he hit to start the season. That may be part of why his walks are down some this year.

    But overall, the primary reason why he’s not getting on base as much is because of his batting average being lower.

    I think that hip affected him far more than he let on. He just wasn’t rotating through the ball the way he normally does.

    ———————–

    I agree with most of this. His BABIP is at .280, significantly lower than his career average of .320, but his line drive % and hr/fb % are both below his career averages, while his in play % is way above his average. This sorta suggests that while he is putting the ball in play, he’s not making the same solid contact as in years past. I think this supports your theory that the hip continued to affect him.

  142. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    i smell a big inning here

  143. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    ok, A-Rod!

  144. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Regarding Posada breaking down – people should take a look at the season Joe Mauer has had this year in terms of his physical condition. He’s been an absolute mess and he’s 27.

    It’s difficult to separate how much of this is due to age vs. the position. For example, the broken bone likely would have happened regardless of age and that was the biggest problem he had.

    He’s not getting younger and overall age does make it more likely to get hurt but it’s difficult to make predictions about what he can and can’t be expected to do outside of some general parameters. It’s not unreasonable to hope he could catch at least 100 games next season.

  145. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Bases juiced for Alex, but that might not be the best term to use. ;)

  146. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Come on Arod!!! Forget the homerun a sac fly will do for now.

  147. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Pitching around Tex to get to pressing Arod or nerves about facing Arod lead to porr pitches to Tex???

    Or none of the above?

  148. luis July 29th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Grand salami??, i,ll settle for a clearing bases double

  149. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Perez can’t seem to find the strike zone, even with this umpire.

  150. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Pitching around Tex to get to pressing Arod or nerves about facing Arod lead to porr pitches to Tex???

    Or none of the above?

    ——————-

    I’m going with a terrifying lack of control.

  151. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    test.

  152. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Ok so I can post from my phone but every post from my PC is eaten….maybe I’m banned. :(

  153. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    that blond behind the Indian dugout has been there every game

  154. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    wow, close call

  155. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Good AB by Alex. Good swing on that 3-2 pitch.

  156. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    blake,

    Are you posting from Google Chrome?

  157. luis July 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    well…… nice job by arod anyway

  158. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Man I thought that was it when he hit it…still good job by Arod…he’s been driving in runs all year.

  159. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Sac fly, but still it was a decent swing. 600 will come, one of these days.

    Tie game at least.

  160. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    well, that was noble, but noble doesn’t set records

  161. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    good job Arod.

  162. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    CB that’s true; some of Posada’s injuries this year have been due to sheer bad luck. I don’t want to underestimate him – I just think the Yanks need to have a plan in place in case he really is getting old (and I’m sure they do).

  163. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Damn….

  164. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    LGY,

    Yea, I am but I did earlier today and it worked…is something up with chrome?

  165. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Alex has been particularly good with his situational hitting this season. He’s not trying to do to much and prioritizing getting the run home. He’s done a great job driving runs in and that despite Tex being on base very infrequently for much of the season.

  166. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    2 hit well balls 1 run.

    had a chance with cervilli too.

    missed opportunity.

    like to know where arod power when

  167. Bret The Hitman July 29th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I’m not so sure the Yankees will make the assumption that Posada can catch 100 games in 2011.

  168. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    blake,

    Yeah. I was fine with chrome until last night but since then have had to switch over to IE. Angel and Rich mentioned having problems with it last night also. I emailed Jeff about it and he said he is working on it, but is not sure what the problem is because it works for some people and not others.

  169. sunny615 July 29th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Rats. Bases loaded one out and all we get is one run. Missed opportunities. Hope they don’t come back and bites them in the butt later on.

  170. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    LGY,

    Ugh…I like chrome so much better than IE…hopefully they get it worked out.

  171. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    i am having problem with Chrome today, was fine til last night.

  172. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    nice inning.

  173. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    LGY,

    I switched to IE and if you’re reading this apparently it worked….bummer cause I like Chome much better.

  174. UnKnown July 29th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Beautiful. Lets bust this thing open

  175. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Folks that are having trouble with Chrome should email Jeff Marx and make him aware of it.

    May be a technical problem on LoHud’s end.

    Since the 31 pitch first inning, Moseley has only needed 20 pitches the last two innings and his pitchcount is manageable again.

  176. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    CB,

    Did you watch the AAA ASG?

  177. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    “I switched to IE and if you’re reading this apparently it worked….bummer cause I like Chome much better.”

    Try Firefox. Never had any trouble with this site using it and it’s much better than IE.

  178. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I missed that half inning – my husband doesn’t like commercials – when we went back to YES, the Yankees were already up. What happened and how did it happen so quickly????

  179. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I always use chrome without any problems. What problems are people having?

  180. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    CB,

    I’ve never tried Firefox, I’ll have to check it out…can’t handle IE for long.

  181. JS July 29th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Fantasy baseball question for you guys out there:

    Which pitcher do you like more next year: Jonathan Sanchez or Ricky Romero.

    Sanchez’s control problems worry me, but Romero pitches in the beast that is the AL East.

  182. pat July 29th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Doreen

    3 ground outs on 9 pitches.

  183. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    bunt with Cerv please.

  184. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    For those who aren’t watching on YES, Singleton just gave the stat of the night…..

    The Yankees have the best record after 100 games for a defending champion in the last 53 years.

    They also have the third best record after 100 games in the history of the franchise.

    In other words, they don’t need an extreme makeover at the trade deadline.

  185. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Nice bunt by Gardner…Cervelli better be bunting here…

  186. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    SJ,

    Yeah, I sent him an email earlier today and he is working on the issue

    Lost,

    When you submit a post it acts like it gets caught by the filter and doesn’t show up

  187. Dan in Philly July 29th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    cervelli is like a glorified pitcher at the plate… doesn’t hit well and just bunts really well

  188. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Lost,

    I have used it for a long time with no problems, then all the sudden this evening all my posts just started being eaten from Chrome. I dunno.

  189. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    LGY,

    I didn’t get to see it I was traveling at the time. Was there something of note during the game?

    blake,

    Firefox is very good, IMO. Much, much better than IE and doesn’t have the privacy issues of Chrome if that is an issue of note.

  190. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    CB,

    I’ve never tried Firefox, I’ll have to check it out…can’t handle IE for long.

    —————–

    another endorsement for firefox. I’ve used chrome, IE, and firefox, and think firefox is the best of the bunch.

  191. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Why was Cervelli not bunting??? Another great at bat….

  192. ZachA July 29th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Why did Granderson bunt in the 3rd, but Cervelli swing in the same situation in the 4th?

  193. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Cervelli killing them tonight

  194. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks, pat.

  195. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    CB,

    Nothing in particular. I was just going to ask your impression of Montero behind the plate if you had watched it.

  196. UnKnown July 29th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    We need something here from the Captain

  197. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    that troll matt should be here soon to cry bloody murder about this inning

  198. Rob B July 29th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I haven’t used Chrome. I use Firefox and like it a lot. Especially the add on applications you can get like ad blocker plus.

  199. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    for all the concern about posada, jeter worries me quite a bit more.

  200. sunny615 July 29th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Another wasted opportunity. Christ. This is going to bite them in the butt for sure now.

  201. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Cervelli wasn’t bunting because Curtis facing the lefty was not a favorable matchup and it’s too early in the game to PH Thames for Curtis.

    In that situation, you let the hitter try to drive in the run. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the job done.

  202. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    LGY-

    Didn’t get to see Montero during that game. He looked fine in spring training. That said, the yankees including him in the Lee deal suggests to me that they have real concerns about Montero sticking behind the plate and being their catcher of the future. I can’t imagine the yankees being willing to part with him even for Lee if they felt he could catch long term, particularly given Posada’s age.

  203. Bronx Cheer July 29th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Geez, Jeter is brutal.

  204. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    testing from firefox.

  205. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Agreed on Jeter. He’s not much of a threat these days. Too many wasted opportunities tonight.

  206. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    man, we are leaving runners on base like nobody biz tonight.

  207. ericns1 July 29th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    If it was anyone but Jeter with that average they would not be back. Give him the deal he wants but if he struggles then you talk to him about a buyout – just want him to get his 3000th as a Yankee.

  208. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    His OPS is abysmal.

  209. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    “# sunny615 July 29th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Another wasted opportunity. Christ. This is going to bite them in the butt for sure now.”

    +++++++++++++++

    You would believe that with Moseley going the Yankees offense would realize the need to put some runs on the board, you can’t expect him to put up scoreless innings the rest of the way.

    I just don’t get this clubs sometimes.

    This is a series you have to take 3 of 4 against a team like the Indians who are playing out the string.

  210. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I think old age was finally caught up to Jeter and Posada. Everyone kept asking when it will happen to the core 4, well I think it got 2 of them this year.

  211. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    everyone is free to jump off the Jeter wagon….just don’t try and jump back on later.

  212. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Very solid work from Moseley after the first.

  213. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    everyone is free to jump off the Jeter wagon….just don’t try and jump back on later.

    ———————

    Give me a break. This isn’t a slump, his numbers are terrible on the year. Some concern is warranted.

  214. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    “# IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    His OPS is abysmal.”

    +++++++++++++++

    Forget about his OPS, Pujols he ain’t

    That OBP of .335 is scrubsville though with limited power

    Derek has a long leash because of who he is but this season is shaping up as his worst of his career across the board

  215. NYY fan in NH July 29th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    what an up and down series from Yankees standpoint. CC loses first game.. 8 zip blowout last night and now this game. Spiratic offensive bipolarness!

  216. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    So macfan, do you think they aren’t trying tonight?

    Sometimes, it doesn’t work out in an inning.

    That’s baseball. It’s not lack of effort.

    BTW, Moseley has done a nice job tonight thus far.

    Hard to ask for more from the #7 starter.

  217. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    This game is another example of how this offense is just different without Posada in there. That one additional power hitter changes the dynamics of the line up a great deal and makes it much more potent. That’s particularly true because the drop off between Posada to Cervelli is so big at the plate. Posada’s OPS this season is .860. Cervelli’s OPS is now .660. That is a huge drop off.

    That’s not to blame Cervelli – he’s a fine back up catcher. It’s just to point out how replacing Posada with even a good back up catcher is a huge drop off in production.

  218. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I missed the first inning (which was apparently bad), but I am liking what I am seeing from Moseley

  219. rconn23 July 29th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    How has old age caught up with Posada? Such nonsense. He’s hitting as well as he ever has.

    Jeter is another case. It’s sad to see him struggle like this. Just be glad he had an historically great season for a 35-year old shortstop last year.

  220. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Forget about his OPS, Pujols he ain’t

    That OBP of .335 is scrubsville though with limited power

    Derek has a long leash because of who he is but this season is shaping up as his worst of his career across the board

    ———————

    Pujols or not, OPS is still a valuable indicator of a batter’s worth. As of now, his OPS is 120 below his career average. He’s 70 points lower in SLG and 50 points in OBP. Both are worthy of mention.

  221. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Moseley is doing a fantastic job. I was hoping he would.

    Offense – it’s time. :)

    My heavens, some of you people really go to extremes (re: Posada and Jeter). The constant barrage against them is making it very un-fun around here, and not just in game threads.

  222. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    gotta give credit to moseley. :)

  223. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Mosley is doing Good!

  224. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    “# blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    everyone is free to jump off the Jeter wagon….just don’t try and jump back on later.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    No one is jumping off any Jeter bandwagon

    We are stating FACTS about the season he is having as an integral part of this teams offense

    Jeter isn’t Francisco Cervelli or Marcus Thames, role players.

    Derek is expected to get on base and create rallies for the lineup. So far this season he has been very poor.

    No one is about to tar and feather him just stating the obvious truth to those with eyes.

    Its late July, the train is already out of the station, so when is he going to get going like the Jeter we know.

  225. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Moseley doesn’t seem the type to get rattled. Everything is pretty smooth and easy.

  226. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Posada’s presence has always been the difference between this being a very good and a great lineup.

    I’m not sure that Cervelli is a fine backup catcher if he has to play very often.

  227. NYY fan in NH July 29th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Moseley has a great pitch count considering he threw 31 in the first inning. Now he’s thrown 30 over the last 3 innings.

  228. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    No one is jumping off any Jeter bandwagon

    We are stating FACTS about the season he is having as an integral part of this teams offense

    Jeter isn’t Francisco Cervelli or Marcus Thames, role players.

    Derek is expected to get on base and create rallies for the lineup. So far this season he has been very poor.

    No one is about to tar and feather him just stating the obvious truth to those with eyes.

    Its late July, the train is already out of the station, so when is he going to get going like the Jeter we know.

    ——————————–

    +1

  229. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    not to change the subject, but my dog’s breath is foul this evening.

  230. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    If anyone merely points out that Jeter may (MAY) be declining, they are jumping off the bandwagon. That’s ridiculous.

  231. Carl July 29th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Granderson is a smart player.

  232. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    great base running.

  233. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Mosley’s made a nice adjustment this game. He’s started throwing his 4 seam fastball more aggressively earlier in the count. That’s letting him get ahead in the count and counter acting the Indians laying off his pitches as they were that first inning.

  234. RalphieD July 29th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    look at that granderson hustle

  235. Rob B July 29th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Nope, the Yankees aren’t trying at all tonight. That’s why Granderson settled for a single there.

    Oh, wait. :roll:

  236. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    “# SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    So macfan, do you think they aren’t trying tonight?

    Sometimes, it doesn’t work out in an inning.

    That’s baseball. It’s not lack of effort.

    BTW, Moseley has done a nice job tonight thus far.

    Hard to ask for more from the #7 starter.”

    ++++++++++++++++++

    The Yankees aren’t capitalizing on their opportunities to jump out to a big lead in this game

    I have no issues with Moseley, but you have to figure he will give up a few more runs before the night is out.

    All the more reason why the offense needs to put some up on the board and play from ahead in this game and not fall behind.

    Of course they are trying to score, still they have wasted some golden opportunities so far.

  237. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    “Its late July, the train is already out of the station, so when is he going to get going like the Jeter we know.”

    I don’t know, but repeating his OBP ad nauseum every night isn’t going to help anything.

  238. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    “How has old age caught up with Posada?”
    —————

    I meant as far as injuries taking him out of the lineup. It could just be bad luck but it seems like every 2 weeks it’s something else.

  239. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Jeter has such good player for all these years (and he is well compensated for ) I am afraid the next 4-5 Yankees will have to pay for his legacy.

  240. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Curtis Granderson really does so many things well. He has great tools. The other night he powers a triple to the gap by taking the ball the other way. Tonight he turns a dribbler to CF into an easy double. Not many CF’s have that range of skills.

  241. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    “Its late July, the train is already out of the station, so when is he going to get going like the Jeter we know.”

    I don’t know, but repeating his OBP ad nauseum every night isn’t going to help anything.

    ————————-

    Considering the year he’s having, everyone has been quite patient with Jeter. I understand some people will not stand for one ill word against the “Captain,” but be realistic. No one seems to be calling for his head here.

  242. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Arod is going deep !!!

  243. terpbomber July 29th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    After some uncertainty the past few games, my intuition says A-Rod has a 50/50 chance for that elusive dinger in this AB.

  244. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Curtis Granderson really does so many things well. He has great tools. The other night he powers a triple to the gap by taking the ball the other way. Tonight he turns a dribbler to CF into an easy double. Not many CF’s have that range of skills.

    —————–

    Definitely. It’s so nice to seem his coming around. I think it’s all the more frustrating to see him struggle like he did for most of the season because we all knew those tools were there. What a boost it will be if he can keep this up throughout the rest of the season and into the playoffs.

  245. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    ducks on a pond… c’mon A Rod!

  246. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    “Arod is going deep !!!”

    Based on Sterling’s nauseating faux HR calls, he already did last time up.

  247. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Nice AB from Tex

  248. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I’ll just take a base hit from Arod and an RBI

  249. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Lets go Alex.

  250. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    “Arod is going deep !!!”

    Based on Sterling’s nauseating faux HR calls, he already did last time up.

    ———————–

    How bad was it? I mean considering it’s Sterling we’re talking about here.

  251. JS July 29th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    CB-

    I asked a question regarding Jonathan Sanchez vs. Ricky Romero earlier. Any thoughts?

  252. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    A-Rod sure is making solid contact.

  253. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Another ball hit well by Arod

  254. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Jeter Agonistes.

  255. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    They are hitting balls hard all night.

    They are either at guys or are just foul.

  256. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Good swing with 2 strikes by Alex….bad luck but a productive out. He looks very relaxed and is having good AB’s tonight.

  257. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    i seen this movie before.

  258. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    “How bad was it? I mean considering it’s Sterling we’re talking about here.”

    Not his worst ever, but bad enough that he got me to take a few steps to go from the kitchen to the LR to turn the TV on, however, I really should know better.

  259. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Bad play there. I think they definitely would have had 2.

  260. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    At least he isn’t looking like he is pressing. That’s a good sign, but I’m tired of hearing Alex is stuck on 599.

  261. California July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Some good ERA arms in that Indians bullpen. Can we trade for some of that?

  262. CB July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Alex hasn’t changed his approach at the plate at all. He’s having very patient, impressive at bats.

    Tex, Alex and Cano all squared the ball up and hit it very hard. None got base hits. Tex drew the walk and alex advanced the runner but tough inning so far.

  263. YankFanCA July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Can anyone hit w/ RISP tonight?

  264. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    The Yanks might beat the record for guys left on base in a game. It seems like 30 tonight.

  265. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    0 for 8 tonight with RISP

  266. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Cano has hit two rockets tonight right at guys.

    That’s bad luck.

  267. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    “Arod is going deep !!!”

    Based on Sterling’s nauseating faux HR calls, he already did last time up.

    ———————–

    How bad was it? I mean considering it’s Sterling we’re talking about here.

    *****************

    It was pretty bad. I was listening in the car and he made me almost swerve

  268. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    “Jeter Agonistes.”

    You’re deep, Nick, and I mean that in a good way.

  269. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    “How bad was it? I mean considering it’s Sterling we’re talking about here.”

    Not his worst ever, but bad enough that he got me to take a few steps to go from the kitchen to the LR to turn the TV on, however, I really should know better.

    —————————-

    I miss the old Mike and the Mad Dog routine where they would play his embarrassing calls the next day, especially after big games. I can’t bear to listen to Sterling actually call a ballgame, but I feel a little part of me is gone now that I can’t hear him make a fool of himself.

  270. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Montero is 1-2 with a sac fly and a 3 run homer

  271. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    They will bust through at some point in this game. They are hitting it too hard not to.

  272. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    They continue to tease…

  273. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    1st and 2nd and 0 outs and your 4,5,6 up and NOTHING to show for it

    Does anyone know how many men have been left on base thus far tonight

    This is truly a jekyl and hide offense

    Cano with a man on 3rd and less than 2 outs, pulls the 1st pitch he sees on the ground.

  274. terpbomber July 29th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    These mini-rallies with no outs and no runs to show for it isn’t helping too much right now.

  275. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Lots of hard hit balls, but no runs. I’d rather they all just strikeout.

  276. Northy July 29th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    hard hit again – rather frustrating to watch

  277. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Swisher hit it hard and far. Just missed.

  278. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Another hard hit ball.

    These guys are hitting in tough luck tonight.

  279. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Man, lot of loud outs that inning.

  280. MikeY July 29th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Wasting opportunities.

  281. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    You know if Moseley gives up a couple of runs in the coming innings, I can’t get on the guy

    He has done a good job so far tonight, its the Yankee hitters that are laying a duck out there.

  282. JetergroundsintoanotherDP July 29th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    pitiful

  283. sunny615 July 29th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Butt biting.

  284. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    this is real annoying, alot of bullets, but nothing to show for it.

    swisher misseda 2 run double by inches

    arod power is non existant

  285. blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    “He has done a good job so far tonight, its the Yankee hitters that are laying a duck out there.”

    As a hitter all you can do is hit the ball hard. Arod, Cano, and Swisher all did that.

  286. luis July 29th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    patience guys, they are squaring the ball well, if not sh…happens

  287. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    montero should be the dh, but cashman won’t do it

  288. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    8 LOB, 0-9 with runners in scoring position.

  289. Northy July 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Meanwhile Juan Pierre and Old Omar Vizquel drives in runs i Chicago…

    Crap :)

  290. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    “# IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    8 LOB, 0-9 with runners in scoring position.”

    +++++++++++++++

    And its 5 innnings, Wow

  291. JetergroundsintoanotherDP July 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    is there any team more frustrating to watch than the yanks?

  292. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Have to give Moseley credit. He has calmed down since the 1st.

  293. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    # jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    montero should be the dh, but cashman won’t do it

    ——————

    I would have never guessed you felt that way.

  294. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Who would have guessed Moseley would still be in there after 5, and with 69 pitches no less?! Great job.

  295. blake July 29th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    How bout Mosley!

  296. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Moseley has done his job regardless what happens tonight . However, it’s night like this makes me like the yanks a stick short or is not a consistent offensive jaggernaut as they were last year.

  297. Rob B July 29th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    8 pitch inning for Moseley. Man, the crappiness of the Yankee hitters is rubbing off on Cleveland. /sarcasm

    :roll:

    In all seriousness, though, it would be nice if the Yankees could push across a run or two and put Moseley into position to get a win. He deserves it with the way he’s pitched so far.

  298. luis July 29th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    wow! just 69 pitches

  299. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    if there a better option, i like somebody to tell me.

    cause adam dunn ain’t walking threw the door

  300. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Moseley is doing a really nice job now, too bad his pitch count is going to get him soon. The Yanks aren’t having any luck with their hard hit balls falling in.

  301. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    “# blake July 29th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    “He has done a good job so far tonight, its the Yankee hitters that are laying a duck out there.”

    As a hitter all you can do is hit the ball hard. Arod, Cano, and Swisher all did that.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    The least Robbie could have done was try to lift the ball for a sac fly to the Outfield

    I know its easier said than done, but he is the professional and that is what the situation called for at worst to get a run in from an RBI producer in the lineup in a close game.

    Little things like that make the difference.

    Its all find and dandy to hit a 3 run HR when the team is up 5-0, but what about the little things when the team is in a close game

  302. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    JS-

    I don’t play fantasy so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. But as you asked, assuming that you play in a league that uses the usual stats, then I would probably take Romero.

    There’s always a chance with a guy like Sanchez that he takes a huge leap forward and takes his game to that next level. But this year he’s been somewhat disappointing as his control didn’t really improve much from last season when he ended strongly.

    With a guy like Sanchez who tends to walk a lot of hitters his ERA is at risk to fluctuate and could go up without his performance changing that much simply due to the random component to the contact made off of him. His strikeouts counteract this some but it’s still at risk to put up an ERA higher than you expect.

    I like Romero quite a bit and I expect him to continue to get better. He might not have the ceiling Sanchez has but he’s a more solid bet that you’ll know what you’re getting and that he’ll return quality value. One of the things that makes me feel good about Romero is that even in his second full season in the AL East hitters haven’t been able to make adjustments which neutralize his change up. When a pitcher has a change like that you always worry a bit that hitters will figure him out – Cole Hamels is an example of that. But Romero’s breaking ball is good enough to keep hitters off the change.

  303. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Arod’s power is non-existent? lol

    He hit two balls right on the screws tonight.

    All you can do is hit it hard.

    They aren’t calling up Montero to DH.

    Hitting AAA pitching is a far cry from hitting in the majors. Especially for a 20 year old kid.

    Moseley has done a very nice job tonight and in his time in NY.

    He may turn out to be a useful arm down the stretch.

  304. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    TBrownYahoo Twins and Nats in discussions over RHP Matt Capps.

    Cash get on the phone with the Nats….

  305. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Montero just hit a 3-run blast. Looking much better after a slow start to the year. Good to see.

  306. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Chan Ho says “Get me some runs!”

    (deep! ;) )

  307. Yankee Blue July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Moseley’s given them everything they could have asked for tonight. He really deserves some offensive support now.

  308. luis July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    great at bat from gardner

  309. Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Macfan,

    I don’t know if you can criticize Cano’s game this year. He has been the MVP of the team. His role is to protect A-Rod, which he has done. Criticizing him for not being able to lift a fly ball there, and then saying “Its all find and dandy to hit a 3 run HR when the team is up 5-0, but what about the little things when the team is in a close game” is a little harsh.

    I’m sure he knows the game a little better than you. Hitting a fly ball was most likely on his mind. After all, he is a professional.

  310. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    now watch Gardner not steal and be a statue at first. his steals has decreased as the season’s gone on.

  311. igotid88 July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees

  312. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I hope they score some runs for Moseley he is turning in a very good game and would hate for it to be wasted tonight.

  313. igotid88 July 29th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    let’s go

  314. igotid88 July 29th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    go

  315. blake July 29th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    “The least Robbie could have done was try to lift the ball for a sac fly to the Outfield”

    He missed the sac fly sign obviously.

  316. m July 29th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Is the book on Gardner to throw 2 strikes…and then throw balls?

  317. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    “Swisher hit it hard and far. Just missed.”

    Not only that – he did everything right that at bat. He took the pitch the other way and drove it very hard. He didn’t try to force the issue by pulling it or yanking the pitch.

    Same thing for Cano. He got a good pitch to hit and absolutely scolded it.

    Nothing you can do about that inning. The hitters all did their jobs very professionally.

  318. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Why isn’t anybody talking about Ryan Braun’s and Evan Longoria’s non-existent power. They have 16 and 15 respectively.

  319. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    i don’t think Cerv can catch up to this guy’s fastball

  320. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Yeah macfan, they haven’t won close games all year.

    Do you think before you post?

    Cano has hit in all situations this year. Not just in blowout games.

    You can’t guide the ball. You just try to square up and hit it hard.

    Sometimes, like tonight so far, you hit balls hard but they are at people.

    That’s baseball and it happens with every team.

  321. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    “# Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Macfan,

    I don’t know if you can criticize Cano’s game this year. He has been the MVP of the team. His role is to protect A-Rod, which he has done. Criticizing him for not being able to lift a fly ball there, and then saying “Its all find and dandy to hit a 3 run HR when the team is up 5-0, but what about the little things when the team is in a close game” is a little harsh.

    I’m sure he knows the game a little better than you. Hitting a fly ball was most likely on his mind. After all, he is a professional.”

    ++++++++++++++++++

    I’m fully aware of what Cano has done, but he swung at the very 1st pitch in that he saw in that spot, instead of showing any disciplined approach as to what he was looking for, a ball over the plate to drive to the ouftield, something he is very capable of doing.

  322. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    Why isn’t anybody talking about Ryan Braun’s and Evan Longoria’s non-existent power. They have 16 and 15 respectively
    ————————————————-
    i image if both of them play for the yanks we would.

  323. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    The number of home runs Montero is going to hit at Yankee stadium is going to be something. He is going to be a RH hitter that terrorizes pitchers at that stadium much the way LH pull hitters do.

  324. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    oh my gosh, my dog’s breath smells like a Chinatown dumpster

  325. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    “# SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Yeah macfan, they haven’t won close games all year.

    Do you think before you post?

    Cano has hit in all situations this year. Not just in blowout games.

    You can’t guide the ball. You just try to square up and hit it hard.

    Sometimes, like tonight so far, you hit balls hard but they are at people.

    That’s baseball and it happens with every team.”

    +++++++++++++++++

    Dude I’m not the one to look for an internet argument with, so slow your insults already

    I was commenting on Cano’s approach in that AB with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs

    I don’t need a reminder about Cano’s season, I have watched every game.

  326. Rob B July 29th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    “I’m fully aware of what Cano has done, but he swung at the very 1st pitch in that he saw in that spot, instead of showing any disciplined approach as to what he was looking for, a ball over the plate to drive to the ouftield, something he is very capable of doing.”

    Um. The ball WAS right over the middle of the plate. He just got on top of it too much. It happens.

  327. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    arod slg percent this season is under 500, yea that great .

    arod career slg is 572

    i never said they would.

    i said they should.

    yanks need a reliever, they call up joba.

    yanks need a dh, they have one in jesus.

    jesus ain’t gotta catch.

    if they thought he be a catcher, they would never traded him for lee

  328. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Montero’s also had a good night behind the plate. Blocked and dug out a few balls. They did pull off a double steal, but, he caight one runner on the back of a strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out DP.

  329. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    The number of home runs Montero is going to hit at Yankee stadium is going to be something. He is going to be a RH hitter that terrorizes pitchers at that stadium much the way LH pull hitters do.

    ————————-

    I have to say, I’m getting excited to see him up with the big club. I understand it’s probably not going to happen, nor should it, but I’m excited nonetheless.

  330. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    The number of home runs Montero is going to hit at Yankee stadium is going to be something. He is going to be a RH hitter that terrorizes pitchers at that stadium much the way LH pull hitters do.
    ======================================
    i saw the hightlights of his 2 hr night, those were easy power to opposite i haven’t seen since Mike Piazza days. I hope they don’t trade him.

  331. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Everyone talks about the lack of walk off wins for NYYs this year, but, they’ve played an unusually low number of 1 run games and are 10-6.

  332. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    My whole reasoning for wanting this team to put up runs tonight before this game continues to stay close is each time a Mitre or Moseley starts we have to try and steal that game

    When you get a very good start you want to win that game with one of those guys on the mound

    This is not like getting a good start from Sabathia or Pettitte, where they are reliable for it.

    The longer the Yankees don’t open up the game the more likely it is that Moseley might give up runs on a mistake pitch.

  333. Angel July 29th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Could they possibly leave any MORE men on base? lol

  334. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    His approach was fine. The ball was thrown down the middle of the plate and he crushed it.

    He just happened to hit it at LaPorta.

    If that ball goes down the line and he clears the bases, you aren’t complaining about his approach.

    Stop whining about every inning. They aren’t always going to score when you want them to each night.

  335. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    i doubt that the Yanks will bring him up anytime soon or in Sept, but would love to his raw power on display at Yankee stadium , we haven’t had impact hitter coming through since Cano. well as heralded, not since Jeter or Ruben Rivera.

  336. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Hard to believe the Dodgers traded Santana for Casey Blake. Santana’s the whole package. He’s got a terrific swing offensively. Behind the plate he’s got very good feet and a very good arm.

    He’s got the potential to be a franchise player. You can just see it. And the Dodgers traded him after he had a huge breakout in the minors for a utility player.

  337. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I am out of the shower.

    The Yankees will have a begin hitting now

  338. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    good job brett, come on curtis

  339. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    who dat on third!

  340. Bill D July 29th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    “Everyone talks about the lack of walk off wins for NYYs this year, but, they’ve played an unusually low number of 1 run games and are 10-6.”

    Can also attribute it to not falling behind as much as they did last year.

  341. Rob B July 29th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Hey, look at that statue move!

  342. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    THE JET!

  343. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    0 for 10 with risp, here comes a walk to jeter

  344. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    This stinks….

  345. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Man. This is a rough game for the offense. 0-10 RISP. Eeesh.

  346. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    3 runners on 3rd with less than 2 outs that we failed to convert. YAY!

  347. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Slap it to right Jeter!

  348. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    come on Jeet, one time.

  349. pat July 29th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Flaherty has traded in his favorite phrase “proud of his fastball” for “challenging batters by coming right at them”

  350. luis July 29th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    c,mon jete!!! shut some of the criticism

  351. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    0 for 10 with risp, here comes a walk to jeter

    ——————–

    I don’t know about that. Granderson is hot right now. I’d rather face Jeter here, regardless of the lefty-lefty matchup.

  352. Rob B July 29th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Hey, Curtis did get the ball in the air. Just not deep enough. It happens.

    But he’s obviously a total bum and should be DFA’d immediately, right? :roll:

  353. Doreen July 29th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    This catcher has saved a couple of runs, too.

  354. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    “# SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    His approach was fine. The ball was thrown down the middle of the plate and he crushed it.

    He just happened to hit it at LaPorta.

    If that ball goes down the line and he clears the bases, you aren’t complaining about his approach.

    Stop whining about every inning. They aren’t always going to score when you want them to each night.”

    +++++++++++++++++++

    Its pretty clear you are looking for an internet argument or you would ignore my posts and keep moving on to what you consider to be relevant and interesting to you.

    If this was Sabathia on the mound I would have been less focused on the offense because I would trust him to keep the game close

    Moseley is throwing the ball well SO FAR, but eventually he might let in a couple of runs and the Yankees are in a deficit late in the game.

  355. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    YES! Nice pick up Captain Tangible!

  356. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    finally 1-9 RISP

  357. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    good job jeter, not sure why they didn’t walk him

  358. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Finally!

  359. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    So much for walking Jeter.

  360. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Hey, Curtis did get the ball in the air. Just not deep enough. It happens.

    But he’s obviously a total bum and should be DFA’d immediately, right?

    —————

    You know, all things considered, I think he had a pretty good at bat.

    Good to see that from Derek. Nice line drive base hit.

  361. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Yay, Jeter. Credit where (and when) it’s due.

  362. Eroc July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    “3 runners on 3rd with less than 2 outs that we failed to convert. YAY!”

    They need to pretend they are the Red Sox and are facing Scott Shields

  363. Bill D July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Should have walked him :)

  364. luis July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    YES!!!!!!

  365. m July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Oh! Praise the Lord!

  366. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Jeter only hits when it count!

  367. Carl July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    This ump is a joke man.

  368. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Even Singleton is a bit confused over this umpire’s strike zone.

  369. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    cano ripped that ball, now much you can do about it

  370. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Bad approach at the plate by Jeter. Sipp made a mistake and left a fastball in the middle of the plate.

    Jeter in turn makes the same mistake as Cano did in the 5th and swings at the pitch and squares it up.

  371. Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I just don’t see a scenario where the Yankees keep Montero. As much as I love to see home grown talent rise to the bigs, there are just too many road blocks.

    There has never been a situation where a team brings up a 20-23 year old to be the DH. Unless he makes some serious improvements in managing an ML pitching staff.

    Romine is the catcher of the future. He is really going to be special behind the plate and his production within the lineup will be good enough to bat him in the lower half.

    I just can’t imagine Montero being the everyday catcher for the Yankees and lets face it, anything less would be a waste of talent.

  372. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Granderson just can’t hit LHP, at least for now.

  373. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Whew needed that one from Jeter with 2 outs

  374. Carl July 29th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    # Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Even Singleton is a bit confused over this umpire’s strike zone.

    And that swing was a product of the umps strike zone.

  375. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    The trouble when you have an umpire who is calling some balls strikes is it makes the batters swing at crap. The umpires have been really bad this series.

  376. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Now they have a lead to play with where 1 mistake from Moseley can’t burn them totally late on.

  377. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    just curious Guys and Gals , How many on here have confidence in Javy performing well in a big game.

  378. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I just don’t see a scenario where the Yankees keep Montero. As much as I love to see home grown talent rise to the bigs, there are just too many road blocks.

    There has never been a situation where a team brings up a 20-23 year old to be the DH. Unless he makes some serious improvements in managing an ML pitching staff.

    Romine is the catcher of the future. He is really going to be special behind the plate and his production within the lineup will be good enough to bat him in the lower half.

    I just can’t imagine Montero being the everyday catcher for the Yankees and lets face it, anything less would be a waste of talent

    —————–

    It’s a wonderful problem to have. I think situations like this normally work themselves out. Both guys are still young enough that anything can happen. I don’t think the Yankees are in any rush to move either of them unless the perfect deal comes along.

  379. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    The way moseley is pitchin 1 run will be enought! :)

  380. ericns1 July 29th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    ok Derek I apologize!

  381. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    # Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    just curious Guys and Gals , How many on here have confidence in Javy performing well in a big game.

    ————————

    I like him as much, if not more, than Burnett.

  382. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    You don’t change your approach as a hitter based on who is pitching for you. That will do nothing but mess you up and take you out of your hitting rhythm.

    No hitter worth anything does that.

    You may not have confidence in Moseley but, I can assure you the players on the team don’t share your view.

    Especially since the guy has done a very nice job since he’s been in NY.

    Moseley himself has commented on how supportive his teammates have been with him.

    Perhaps you should do the same.

  383. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    For Trenton,

    Pendleton went 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts. Pendleton with his 10th win against 4 losses. ERA is 3.38

    Kontos with 2 innings 1 hit, 1 strikeout.

    Pope with the save. 1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout.

    Laird is 3-4

    Romine is 1-4 with a solo homer.

    Luis Nunez is 1-3 with a run scored and a triple.

  384. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    d@mm this ump

  385. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I have a Joba sighting.

  386. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 July 29th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    its kind of amusing that jeter broke up the no-no on tuesday, was the only one “not invited to the party” yesterday, and today was the 1st person to get a hit w/RISP after stranding 100 baserunners. ( that number may be slightly exaggerated btw)

  387. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Ump it’s a strike call it. Of course a hit after what should of been a strike out.

  388. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    “# Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    The trouble when you have an umpire who is calling some balls strikes is it makes the batters swing at crap. The umpires have been really bad this series.”

    +++++++++++++++++

    Seeing the quality of umpiring this season in MLB or lack thereof I’ve just given up on even trying to figure them out

    All we need to know is one of them, Jim Joyce, blew a Perfect Game call

    Kind of sums up there season to date, if they aren’t making horrible calls, they are throwing players out of the game for looking at them too wrong.

    These umpires need a refresher course that NOT ONE person in the park is there to see them.

  389. Phil in Columbus July 29th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Maybe Montero needs to spend the winter in Tony Pena’s back yard, catching 101.

  390. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I wonder how many more pitches Moseley has in him. Girardi said before the game he probably will only throw 75 pitches.

  391. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    thanks with the update GB7, does Laird have a legitmate chance of being a big leaguer? i know he is having good power year.

  392. Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    It’s a wonderful problem to have. I think situations like this normally work themselves out. Both guys are still young enough that anything can happen. I don’t think the Yankees are in any rush to move either of them unless the perfect deal comes along.
    ______________________________________

    Yes it is a nice problem to have, I just see them moving Montero. Honestly I would assume Montero would rather be traded then hang out in the Yankees organization and watch World Series be won.

  393. Carl July 29th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    That sucks.

  394. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    That stinks, it cost them the DP.

  395. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    well thats works

  396. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    wow, ball hit the runner, yanks have gotten a lot of breaks this game.

  397. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    “There has never been a situation where a team brings up a 20-23 year old to be the DH.”

    Maybe not but that’s largely because no team has the resources and depth of talent that yankees currently do. In addition, roster spots, particularly starting roster spots, aren’t as valuable for any other team as they are for the yankees.

    If the White Sox of the 1990′s could have afforded to sign a Mark Teixeira to play 1b they would have and they would have moved Frank Thomas to DH much earlier in his career. But only the yankees can afford that kind of luxury.

    Similar thing goes for a guy like Prince Fielder who plays in the NL. Were Prince in the AL he would have been a DH already.

    On average DH’s actually really aren’t that great in terms of offensive production. Even if the Yankees had to play Montero at DH from the start (which I don’t think they’ll need to) they would still generate a significant positional advantage by having Montero in the line up. Not nearly as much as they would if he could catch, but large nonetheless.

  398. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    not sure if thats a DP given he was running.

  399. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    if didn’t hit he safe at 2nd

  400. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    That guy was safe at 2nd if it doesn’t hit him. So we got the better end of that play.

  401. Northy July 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Hmm… Would have liked the DP more… Stupid rule

  402. Spiced Ham July 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Baseball is a stupid game sometimes.

  403. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Tampa Yanks got a big night from Mlky Mesa. 3-4 with his 12th homer, a triple, 2 stolen bases for 27 and 3 RBI.

  404. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    # Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    just curious Guys and Gals , How many on here have confidence in Javy performing well in a big game.

    ————————

    I like him as much, if not more, than Burnett.
    —————————————————–
    I hope so, we gonna find out in August and Sept, when we start facing Bosox and Tampa.

  405. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    wow, ball hit the runner, yanks have gotten a lot of breaks this game

    ————————-

    ???

  406. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I hope so, we gonna find out in August and Sept, when we start facing Bosox and Tampa

    ———————

    Javy has a tough matchup against Garza on Saturday.

  407. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Macfan, it might help account for why this is the “year of the pitcher”, too many umpires who have moving or poor strike zones that are helping out the pitchers.

    I’m not a big fan of the idea of instant replay, as there are so many things that are part of this game that would end up being affected, but the Commissioner’s office should be able to do something with the terrible job that the umpires are doing.

  408. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I have asked this a few times the past couple weeks and no one has really answered, so maybe one more try :)

    Why is it so crazy to have Montero be a DH?

    I mean look at what the DH market has become. It is incredibly underwhelming and it doesn’t look like it will get any better in the coming years.

    If you look around at the DHs in baseball this year, Montero could still present a significant relative advantage at DH.

    So the people who are completely against it, I think it will be interesting to hear another perspective because I seem to be missing something.

  409. Carl July 29th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Great arm Cano

  410. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    sweet dp, great job mosley

  411. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Great start for Moseley. “Choo’s no longer on first!”

  412. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Moseley :-)

  413. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I Choo-Choo-Choose You.

  414. Northy July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Cano’s cannon… nice

  415. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Nice…Cano is so quick….

  416. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Sweet DP! Wow. Not really sure that Choo was out on that though, but I’ll take it!

  417. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Moseley coming out for the 7th? if not , Joba?

  418. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    what a nice play

  419. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hmmm. Looks like CB is on my wavelength.

    That is always a good sign :)

  420. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    # Northy July 29th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Cano’s cannon… nice

    ——————

    This sounds a little obscene.

  421. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I like this Dustin :)

  422. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    I hope so, we gonna find out in August and Sept, when we start facing Bosox and Tampa

    ———————

    Javy has a tough matchup against Garza on Saturday.
    ******************

    Garza is coming off a no-hitter. I am wondering if that will lave a negative effect on him as his arm may be slightly tired

  423. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    From the Simpsons!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    “Please Bee Mine.”

  424. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Mosely has thrown the ball excellent tonight it must be said

    Better than I thought he could

    Could we be on to an Aaron Small, Shawn Chacon situation of 2006

  425. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Cano has a great arm, but what really helps him is how quick he can get rid of the ball.

  426. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Robinson Cannon!!!

  427. montec24 July 29th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Looks like Moseley has just about earned himself another start. Good job tonight.

  428. Bret The Hitman July 29th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    God sent start from Moseley no matter what happens in the 7th.

    He gave a really nice lift for the team with Pettitte out.

  429. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Cano’s arm and release is so quick and strong.

    Nobody else could have doubled off Choo. He was only three steps off the bag.

    Great play and great job by Moseley.

    Looks like he will start Tuesday night against the Jays.

  430. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    there no defensive stats that tells how many dp cano turned that way

  431. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    “I just don’t see a scenario where the Yankees keep Montero. As much as I love to see home grown talent rise to the bigs, there are just too many road blocks.”

    There really aren’t if you realize that the roadblocks aren’t nearly as good as he is likely to be.

  432. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Garza is coming off a no-hitter. I am wondering if that will lave a negative effect on him as his arm may be slightly tired

    ———————–

    I sure hope so. But knowing the Yankees we’ll beat him all around the ballpark only to get shutout by a kid from AAA the next week.

  433. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    LGY July 29th, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    I have asked this a few times the past couple weeks and no one has really answered, so maybe one more try

    Why is it so crazy to have Montero be a DH?
    ========================================
    Er, nothing crazy at all about that notion. the question is, Is Montero ready to mash big league pitching? i have no answer to that, Yankees do i suppose.

  434. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “Why is it so crazy to have Montero be a DH?”

    It’s not in any way. DH’s aren’t that great and Montero will rake.

    Montero will be disproportionately better than the vast majority of DH’s. He’ll generate significant positional value, just not as much as he would as a catcher.

    The yankees have the resources to put an all star caliber player at every position at the field. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t have one at DH either, particularly if that player can be internally developed and doesn’t need to be bought as a free agent.

  435. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I’m glad I’m not listening on the radio.

  436. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “# Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Mosely has thrown the ball excellent tonight it must be said

    Better than I thought he could

    Could we be on to an Aaron Small, Shawn Chacon situation of 2006″

    +++++++++++++++++

    Edit make that 2005 that is, 2006 was the season they regressed to their mean

  437. Northy July 29th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Again foul…

  438. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    d@mm it tex, too early tonight

  439. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Sterling needs to stop making these Faux Hr calls, it’s embarrassing… not asking for Vince Scully here.

  440. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    The only recent team to bring up a 21 year old and had him DHing mostly full time was KC with Billy Butler, because he was an outfield butcher, so, they finally moved him to 1st base when Sweeney left.

  441. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I’m glad I’m not listening on the radio.

    ————————-

    SWUNG ON AND DRILLED DEEP TO LEFT….

  442. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Erica, I don’t think no-no’s affect the arm as much as it affects the mental aspect. Maybe they get a little over confident about their stuff.

  443. Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Maybe not but that’s largely because no team has the resources and depth of talent that yankees currently do. In addition, roster spots, particularly starting roster spots, aren’t as valuable for any other team as they are for the yankees.

    If the White Sox of the 1990’s could have afforded to sign a Mark Teixeira to play 1b they would have and they would have moved Frank Thomas to DH much earlier in his career. But only the yankees can afford that kind of luxury.

    Similar thing goes for a guy like Prince Fielder who plays in the NL. Were Prince in the AL he would have been a DH already.

    On average DH’s actually really aren’t that great in terms of offensive production. Even if the Yankees had to play Montero at DH from the start (which I don’t think they’ll need to) they would still generate a significant positional advantage by having Montero in the line up. Not nearly as much as they would if he could catch, but large nonetheless.
    ____________________________________________________

    There is no way they bring him up to be a DH.

    Imagine this situation from Montero’s perspective. You’re 21-23 years old and your club wants to bring you up to be the platooning DH.

    Now your entire career takes many steps back. You will never be considered beyond the American League, you have an extremely slim chance at ever being an everyday player, and every other prospect in the organization is going to grow around you while you are stuck at DH.

    I disagree completely about the Prince Fielder argument. There is no way Fielder would be strictly a DH on any team. The DH spot is used, outside of hitting for the pitcher, to move players in and out of the line-up.

    Also, the Yankees do not want to waste a roster spot on a C?/1B?/DH? that could have been traded for something useful, such as a shortstop.

    It’s just silly. I don’t see any situation where Montero works.

  444. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Robertson was already warming up so I guess he pitches the 7th inning and then crazy Joba in the 8th.

  445. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Teix is just trying to expose Sterling as the fool that he is.

  446. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Regardless of what ESPN and Baseball America saying Montero is a CINO…

    If a 38 year old Jorge Posada can still play the position of catcher, then Montero should be able to.

    Montero cannot be any worse defensively than a 38 year old Posada. imo

  447. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    if that pitches was 2 inches in, it would be out, he pulled an oustide pitch

  448. Carl July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    What’s up with Tex one arming stuff lately? Anyone notice that?

  449. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Edit make that 2005 that is, 2006 was the season they regressed to their mean

    ————————-

    Plummeted to their mean.

  450. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Damn does the ball carry in this ballpark at all??

  451. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    OK Alex, git ‘er done.

  452. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Mark Teixeira just not trying hard enough. Poor approach at the plate.

    He didn’t use nearly enough body english to keep that ball fair. He just let it go foul without trying. And why did he swing at that mistake pitch.

    And in the end he just makes an out.

    Useless.

  453. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    It’s a night of near misses so far.

    Five or six balls hit like rockets with nothing to show for it.

    Baseball can be a cruel game at times.

  454. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    jeez…

  455. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Cashmoney,

    I wasn’t talking about this season, but when he really starts his major league career.

  456. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Montero is under the Yankees control for six ML seasons.

    They can pay him more than any team in MLB by a lot.

    Being a full-time DH never prevented many baseball writers from talking about Ortiz as a potential HoFer when he was at the top of his game.

    This is really much ado about nothing.

    Plus we don’t know that he won’t be able to catch something like 50 games a season.

  457. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    The difference between Butler and Montero is that he can be a fairly decent defensive player.

  458. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Guess not.

    He’s such a drama queen, wants everyone talking about him for a month till he hits the big one out. lol.

  459. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    “# Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    ———————

    Javy has a tough matchup against Garza on Saturday.
    ******************

    Garza is coming off a no-hitter. I am wondering if that will lave a negative effect on him as his arm may be slightly tired”

    +++++++++++++++++

    +1 hope we do a number on him, Yankees usually like pitchers like Garza its the offspeed slop tossers that keep them off balance.

  460. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Boom.

  461. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Cano!!!!!!!!

    big one in a close game!

  462. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    YES! Didnt miss that one! BANG!

  463. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Go Cano!!! Finally a ball goes over the wall for the Yanks.

  464. terpbomber July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Well, at least we finally a good hit (and run, to boot).

  465. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    cano a beast!!

  466. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    One actually carried out tonight! Wow. I thought they were using wet sponges instead of baseballs!

  467. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    That is one of the most beautiful swings in baseball.

  468. Eroc July 29th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I dream of Montero hitting a 3-R HR off Oswalt in the 7th inning in the WS….

  469. ctyankeefan. July 29th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Wow, didnt cano destroy sipp earlier this year too? I wonder what he is career against him.

  470. luis July 29th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    In a one run game…… i don’t think so

  471. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    CANO! :D that how you do it ALEX!

  472. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    “# IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Edit make that 2005 that is, 2006 was the season they regressed to their mean

    ————————-

    Plummeted to their mean.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    ROFL, yeah that was more like it actually, but what a great 05 they offered in the regular season

    People were wondering where the heck Shawn Chacon and Aaron Small came from at 7-3 and 10-0 respectively. :)

  473. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I still can’t believe any Yankees fan would insult John Sterling with such names as “fool.”

    So he can’t comment a game. So he sounds like he’s half-drunk. So what? He is the most true Yankees fan that any of us will ever hear in the media. That should count for a lot.

  474. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    @CB, from what i can glean from boxscore and a few highlights is that looks like Montero is heating up in AAA and start raking as he has done since day one. But do you think he is ready to hit ML pitching ? if so, what makes you believe that is the case.

  475. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Dan,

    The only way I see it working is if he can catch 40 games a year in the next two year.

    If he can, he can play another 50-75 games at DH.

    I agree with you, I don’t see him as the primary DH next year.

    It’s going to be interesting to see what they do with him this off-season.

  476. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Mission: get Arod one more AB tonight.

  477. luis July 29th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Is that enough lift????lol

  478. ZachA July 29th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Didn’t Robbie hit a grand slam off Tony Sipp a while back?

  479. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Gardner is becoming a perfect leadoff man.

  480. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    “Imagine this situation from Montero’s perspective. You’re 21-23 years old and your club wants to bring you up to be the platooning DH.”

    For roughly 3-4 years before they move you to 1b after Tex’s contract is up and you are 27.

    In the mean time you get to play on the best team in the league, compete for World Series, have a plus hitter in front and behind you to protect you, and the opportunity to impact the game they way David Ortiz did in his prime.

    Tough career.

    And Prince Fielder is a horrific fielder who takes enormous value away from his bat with his glove.

    Any team that could afford to have a plus 1b would move have moved Prince to DH as soon as possible.

    It’s simply not that big a deal. Montero would only be going to DH because the yankees happen to have the enormous resources to already have Mark Teixeira there.

    So there’s no precedent for it. Big deal. The yankees do things for which there is no precedent all the time. Is there any precedent for signing a third infielder to make over $20M/ year when you already have 2 making that much?

    It would be ideal for Montero to catch. I think he will at least part time. But he will still generate positional value as a DH and that’s what matters.

    The goal is for the yankees to win the world series not to provide Montero with an ideal situation for him.

  481. blake July 29th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I guess Robbie had a better approach that time.

  482. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    ROFL, yeah that was more like it actually, but what a great 05 they offered in the regular season

    People were wondering where the heck Shawn Chacon and Aaron Small came from at 7-3 and 10-0 respectively

    ——————

    Aaron small was the best of them both. It didn’t make any sense whatsoever. And now, he’s playing in the old timer’s day game, something that makes just a little sense.

  483. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Montero needs to work on his catching. If he is DHing it’s not helping with his development. Unless he was going to be able to catch a couple of days a week I don’t think the Yanks would bring him up.

  484. luis July 29th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    LGY,

    I think Montero would be an awesome DH, but i think they have to give him a chance to become a catcher first, if he can’t make it then you bring him up as dh

  485. Eroc July 29th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Mosely has outduled Pettitte and Beckett in the past.

  486. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    17-6 in July……

    Thats just awesome :grin:

  487. Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    SJ,

    It would be nice to see Montero effectively catch 40 ML games, but at this point I see it as a bit of a stretch, though you never know.

    IF he can do that and the Yankees end up with Romine starting and Montero as the back-up / DH would it be worth it to keep Cisco?

    Carrying 3 catchers has never been one of my favorite strategies, but when your back-up is your primary DH keeping Cisco would be a valuable keep.

  488. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    if cashman though montero was an everyday , he would never been offer for lee.

    if posada or victor martinez can catch, not sure why jesus can’t catch 1 or twice a week.

    unless he thats bad, i never seen him play

  489. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    i cervilli special, a timely bloop single

  490. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    CB,

    Do you have Pat M’s email address? If so, email him to get my email address.

    I can shed some light on some Montero stuff.

    If you don’t have Pat M email address, Nick has it.

  491. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “Montero needs to work on his catching. If he is DHing it’s not helping with his development. Unless he was going to be able to catch a couple of days a week I don’t think the Yanks would bring him up.”

    He would be working with a great catching coach, Tony Pena, on a full-time basis, while catching on a part-time basis. Offense/defense he would be worth a lot more as a catcher than Cervelli (or that Molina guy they used to roll out there).

  492. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    More runs please! :)

  493. Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “The goal is for the yankees to win the world series not to provide Montero with an ideal situation for him.”

    Players are allowed to demand trades if things aren’t going their way. It happens all the time.

  494. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “# Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    17-6 in July……

    Thats just awesome :grin:”

    +++++++++++++++

    Yep fits right in with how the Yankees improve in the 2nd half of seasons

    When we get

    Andy
    Aceves
    Marte

    back, even better

  495. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    The more runs the better with Joba ready to enter soon…..

  496. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Right in the cute heinie. Curtis got hein-ified!

  497. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “But do you think he is ready to hit ML pitching ? if so, what makes you believe that is the case.”

    I think he probably could but I wouldn’t try it this season as he went through that relatively long period of struggling. He’s only recently pulled things together and I think it would be good for him to continue hitting and learning how to hit in order to consolidate his gains.

    Montero probably could have hit major league pitching at least decently last season. He’s got a great approach at the plate. He hits to all fields and doesn’t pull the ball. Also as he’s not a LH hitter you don’t have to worry about him hitting breaking pitches at the big league level as much.

    But it’s not really in the yankees benefit or in Montero’s benefit to have him come up and hit at a league average level.

    Just leave him alone down in AAA. Not just for his defense – but for his bat to mature after that period of struggling.

  498. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Time to put this game away!

  499. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Carlos Santana is a pretty decent catcher … dodgers really blew that trade.

  500. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    “Players are allowed to demand trades if things aren’t going their way. It happens all the time.”

    Players are allowed to do a lot of things. But they usually are too smart to do them.

  501. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    he called that a strike

  502. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    BTW, has Phil The Thrill posted since we went to registration?

    We need him back on the blog.

  503. Eroc July 29th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Funny old article from Gammons

    Maybe it’ll be as simple as the Yankees’ blowing everyone away on Sabathia with their opening bid, which could convince the Dodgers and Angels that they’ll never be able to match the offer. Those teams instead would refocus on signing Ramirez and Teixeira, respectively. Yet the logic behind Hank Steinbrenner’s announcement of the offer could be to scare others away.

    But scaring people won’t happen. Sabathia is in no rush. He went to a high school football game outside Houston on Saturday with Adam Dunn, Orlando Hudson and other friends. And whether Steinbrenner realizes it or not, Sabathia will give the West Coast teams every opportunity to make him an offer that his family lifestyle cannot refuse. Signing him will take a while.

    Sabathia is fascinated by the Dodgers and the Angels, and knowing the Dodgers are in it offers him the chance to make due diligence on his opportunities for his financial and familial futures. It’s clear this weekend, as he relaxes with friends, that he isn’t stirred up by the immediate frenzy.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....mons_peter

  504. Carl July 29th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Nice at bat Jete

  505. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    nice jeter, curtis grand slam please

  506. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I have various email addresses but I’m not sure about these back-channel communications. :mad:

  507. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “# jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    if cashman though montero was an everyday , he would never been offer for lee.

    if posada or victor martinez can catch, not sure why jesus can’t catch 1 or twice a week.

    unless he thats bad, i never seen him play”

    +++++++++++++++++

    I was wondering the same thing, I have seen lots of folks saying he can’t catch, even folks who know little about the Yankees minor leagues and likely never saw him play a single inning of baseball

    They just repeat what they hear from the mediots.

    For those who watch the minor league games is Montero that horrible behind the plate

    I mean Mike Piazza carved out a HOF career and he was no Johnny Bench on defense

  508. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “BTW, has Phil The Thrill posted since we went to registration?”

    He has been out of town (his town). I’ll pass along your comments.

  509. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    With all of these walks, the Yankees should be winning 10-1.

  510. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Jetes with a RBI, about time the Yanks start putting runs on the board, but I’ll take it.

  511. m July 29th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I don’t know what all the hissing about Cervelli is about. He proved his value last season, and he’s doing it again.

    Taking Cervelli’s minor league numbers into consideration, you’d think people would be pleasantly surprised with what he’s giving the Yankees.

    But, I guess that’s asking too much.

  512. Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Montero probably could have hit major league pitching at least decently last season. He’s got a great approach at the plate. He hits to all fields and doesn’t pull the ball. Also as he’s not a LH hitter you don’t have to worry about him hitting breaking pitches at the big league level as much.
    _________________________________________

    Well, Montero does seem to have a good approach at this point in his career. He is a great hitter.

    There is really no way you can imagine him hitting ML pitching from what he has done in AAA. It is a completely different game as you know I am sure.

  513. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    i hope santana ok

  514. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Ouch! If Santana isn’t behind the plate the Yankees would probably have had some runs from wild pitches. He has been really good and keeping the ball from getting away.

  515. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Tony Pena wouldn’t be able to put in the time to work with Montero at this point in the season.

    Plus, he hasn’t worked with most of the pitchers on this staff, except for Logan and Moseley.

    Add to it adjusting to being in the majors and being in a pennant race, that seems to be way too much to put on that kids plate right now.

    It’s why it’s best he stays in AAA.

  516. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    “Taking Cervelli’s minor league numbers into consideration, you’d think people would be pleasantly surprised with what he’s giving the Yankees. ”

    He is OK if he doesn’t play much, but either way, Montero could offer a lot more.

  517. P July 29th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Jesus Montero with a homer, four RBIs so far tonight with SWB

  518. CB July 29th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    SJ-

    I’ll email nick to get your address. Thanks.

  519. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    “# Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    The more runs the better with Joba ready to enter soon…..”

    ++++++++++++++

    LOL, Gotta have your Joba proof in place.

    Could you imagine if we had the 2007 Joba on this team, man those were fun times to watch Joba pitch.

    Now its like, bleh. kid needs to go to SWB to regain command of locating his fastballs when he needs to, whether the count is 3-1 or 0-2.

    If he could locate that fastball he could regain some form of what he once possessed.

  520. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    If Montero continues to hit like he is now for the next 2-3 weeks maybe they would consider bringing him up. Let Posada and him split DH and C. I definitely like the idea but since he is only 20 maybe the Yanks want to give him more time. If he doesn’t come up this year you would think he will be ready by next June-July.

  521. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    @mac
    I mean Mike Piazza carved out a HOF career and he was no Johnny Bench on defense
    ====================================
    Mike couldn’t throw out baserunners , other than that , he was prolly an average MLB catcher as far as skill set goes.
    I haven’t seen Montero catch , but i have read that he lacks lateral movements which results in passballs, and he has slow release. I have no idea if he is any good at calling a game , judging by SWB’s team ERA, he can’t be that horrible.

  522. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    YES! GRANDY! Sweet!

  523. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    TOUCHDOWN YANKEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  524. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Nice Granderson knows it’s almost Joba time….

  525. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    So umm.. are we done complaining about the offense now?

  526. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Sure wish I had some news for everybody, but it’s a sleeper for sure. Is it just me, or didn’t it seem like it was going to be an overly active trade deadline this year?

    We’ve done absolutely nothing at this point and only have a few potentials out there. None of which I am SUPER excited about.

  527. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    CURTIS!

  528. Blogger Formerly Known As Dan July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Great at bat by Granderson.

  529. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    You stay disciplined and stick with your approach, the hits eventually come.

  530. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    “Tony Pena wouldn’t be able to put in the time to work with Montero at this point in the season. ”

    I was talking about next season.

    As for this season, there is virtually no difference if he is called up August 20th or Sept. 1st.

  531. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    So umm.. are we done complaining about the offense now?
    ——————————————-
    what you talking about Willis :)

  532. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Well, this feels like deja vu all over again!

  533. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Actually, SJ’s address is the one I do not have.

    But I do have Pat M.’s.

    Hey, it’s Arod at the plate! Mission accomplished.

  534. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    Nice Granderson knows it’s almost Joba time….

    ——————————

    This are now the JOBA rules! you score 5 then put JOba for the 8!

  535. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    arod versus joe smith.

    not a good matchup for a hr ball

  536. Pauldanand July 29th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    My dog’s breath intermittently smells like dead moon eyes on the shore of Lake Erie

  537. ZachA July 29th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    11 walks for the Yanks tonight… let’s go A-Rod!

  538. P July 29th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Can we get this over with already Alex?

  539. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    “# Eroc July 29th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Funny old article from Gammons

    Maybe it’ll be as simple as the Yankees’ blowing everyone away on Sabathia with their opening bid, which could convince the Dodgers and Angels that they’ll never be able to match the offer. Those teams instead would refocus on signing Ramirez and Teixeira, respectively. Yet the logic behind Hank Steinbrenner’s announcement of the offer could be to scare others away.

    But scaring people won’t happen. Sabathia is in no rush. He went to a high school football game outside Houston on Saturday with Adam Dunn, Orlando Hudson and other friends. And whether Steinbrenner realizes it or not, Sabathia will give the West Coast teams every opportunity to make him an offer that his family lifestyle cannot refuse. Signing him will take a while.

    Sabathia is fascinated by the Dodgers and the Angels, and knowing the Dodgers are in it offers him the chance to make due diligence on his opportunities for his financial and familial futures. It’s clear this weekend, as he relaxes with friends, that he isn’t stirred up by the immediate frenzy.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn…..mons_peter”

    +++++++++++++++++

    ROFL, would you expect anything less from that Red Sox mouthpiece

    Man it must have really eaten them up to see Arod lift a World Series Trophy last season

    And their worst nightmare it very well could be back to back titles and a Dynasty

    Bwahahahahahaha

    Arod the Winner, what do the HATERS have left but the lame recycled Madonna lines

  540. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    “We’ve done absolutely nothing at this point and only have a few potentials out there. None of which I am SUPER excited about.”

    I want them to stand pat given the likely cost of making a trade.

  541. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    jason Hirsh won for Scranton, 701. 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball. Romelo sanchez with 2.2 innings with 1 run allowed. Eduardo Nunez was 2-3 with his 21st steal.

    For Tampa, Melky Mesa finished with a 4-5 night, 4 runs scored, 1 triple (6), 2 homers, (13) and 2 steals (27).

  542. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    No homerun… only 2 RBIs. Foiled again :evil:

  543. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    good hitting by arod.

    shown he doesn’t care about a stinking hr!!!!!!!!!!!

  544. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    You have to love the face of Arod at first!

    HR? nah 2 run sible baby!

  545. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    The Yanks love the 7th inning this year. Inning’s 1 threw 4 not so much…lol

  546. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    At this rate, Alex will have 100 RBIs by Sunday.

  547. terpbomber July 29th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Another quality AB, even if it’s no milestone. Just win the game and worry about 600 when it’s *really* needed.

  548. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    “ROFL, would you expect anything less from that Red Sox mouthpiece”

    What’s even funnier is that more than a few RS fans wanted the Yankees to sign CC because they thought he was likely to break down because he’s fat (their words).

  549. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I think Arod want to hit it went it means something :D

  550. kd July 29th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    so curious as to what sj has to say about montero!

  551. California July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    A-Rod may get stuck on 599 for the rest of the season . . . .

  552. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Do some of you still want to trade Grandy? SMH!

  553. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    At this rate, Alex will have 100 RBIs by Sunday.
    ****************

    But no homeruns :evil:

    (LOL.. sorry, couldn’t help one more evil face)

  554. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    CB – Educate me –

    When you say that Montero, not being LH hitter, won’t have to worry as much about hitting breaking stuff in the majors, is that because of the predominance of righty pitchers, and their breaking stuff tending to break away from a righty hitter/in to a lefty hitter?

  555. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    so does mosley pitched the 7th or pulled him after a very good game

  556. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    “# P July 29th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Jesus Montero with a homer, four RBIs so far tonight with SWB”

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Hope Seattle enjoys Justin Smoak, while we will still probably get Cliff Lee and have Montero

  557. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I heard the Yankees have been working with Montero’s footwork and its shown improvement with his catching game. It still doesn’t mean he will stick at catcher, but he has a decent percentage of throwing out runners, not as good as Romine, but it seems he could be at least a back up catcher and DH.

    The passed balls are needing work, but that could improve. Its not like the pitching is always the best in the minors. With better pitching coming his way the passed balls might not be as big a problem.

  558. stuckey99 July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    “So umm.. are we done complaining about the offense now?”

    I just logged on for the first time since first pitch. I’m rather enjoying all the hang-writing about Mosely.

  559. stuckey99 July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    hand-wringing even…

  560. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    A-Rod may get stuck on 599 for the rest of the season . . .

    ——————————

    Good one!

  561. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    “But no homeruns”

    The HRs will come when no one’s looking for them.

  562. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Nick,

    You can get my address from Pat M.

    I am really loving Arod’s approach. Stay productive, don’t try to do too much, and the HR will come.

    Rich,

    I’m not sure he would be a 9/1 callup right now unless it’s to be more observer than player.

    I don’t think they see him in the mix as a player this year.

  563. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Why Robertston here? What a waste. Let Joba continue to try and figure things out.

  564. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    roberston really, kinda need him for tb?

  565. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Hopefully Tony Pena is back next year and he can work with Montero in spring training. He will have plenty of time to work with him there.

  566. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Where’s Matt? Oh, we’re winning. Nevermind. :wink:

  567. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    “But no homeruns”

    The HRs will come when no one’s looking for them.
    *******************

    Okay… new plan-

    A-Rod’s next at-bat everyone should cover their eyes.

  568. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    @mac
    I mean Mike Piazza carved out a HOF career and he was no Johnny Bench on defense
    ====================================
    Mike couldn’t throw out baserunners , other than that , he was prolly an average MLB catcher as far as skill set goes.
    I haven’t seen Montero catch , but i have read that he lacks lateral movements which results in passballs, and he has slow release. I have no idea if he is any good at calling a game , judging by SWB’s team ERA, he can’t be that horrible.

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

    Your problem is the same problem that most of the so-called experts have. They repeat what someone else said without ever seeing him play. Go watch him before repeating what you don’t know.

  569. Yank 97 July 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    # California July 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    A-Rod may get stuck on 599 for the rest of the season . . . .

    ————————

    Season? He may not hit a HR the rest of his career.

  570. LGY July 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    SJ,

    You had to drop that teaser in there about Montero instead of just asking CB to email you! Cruel :lol:

  571. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Nick in SF = Lohud E-mail addy databade :-)

  572. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    Why Robertston here? What a waste. Let Joba continue to try and figure things out.

    —————–

    Joba is the EIG!

  573. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Moseley certainly earned himself another start.

  574. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Grrrr.. or database.

    I hate when good wisecracks get ruined by bad typos :-(

  575. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Peter Gammon love his flavors of the month from the Bosox. I think his latest literary masterpieces consist of incorporating names such as ‘ Nava ,Clay, Casey Kelly” in every possible analogies with everything that is good and honest in this bountiful earth.

  576. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    “# Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    So umm.. are we done complaining about the offense now?”

    ++++++++++++++++

    Its all good now

    Increasing that league leading Runs Scored and Run Differential

  577. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    LOL. I was just going to say that it was just about the same pitch and Flash beat me to it.

  578. P July 29th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Lost, I was told by someone that claims to know you but wouldn’t tell me who you are. They did say your last name begins with Stein.. is that true? If so, what does it end with?

    Why can’t you tell is who you are?

  579. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    It would be weird if Arod doesn’t hit the homerun in Tampa but then hits it when the Yanks get back to YS.

  580. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Arod’s like Gretzky in his late-career.

    The goals were relatively scarce but when he had the puck on his stick near the net….somebody was gonna “cross the plate”

  581. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    “Season? He may not hit a HR the rest of his career.”

    I doubt it. People are stressing over the HRs instead of focusing on the fact that in a year when he’s not hitting that many HRs, he’s already approaching 100 RBIs. The guy is getting it done where it counts…just in a different way that he used to.

  582. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    In the mean time Rodriguez is in 2nd place in the Majors in RBI, just 3 behind cabrera.

  583. Jason22 July 29th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Mesa with another HR, finished the game 4-5 with 2 HR’s 5 RBI’S.

    He is having a very nice and surprising season.

    On Jesus, there is no reason not to bring him up the end of August, or the end of Scranton’s season.

    He makes the Yankees a better team, and that is why Cashman will do it, pure and simply, he is a better hitter than anyone else they have on the bench, or who can DH in the playoffs.

    They will not DH Posada, unless he is injured in the playoffs, Jesus, will be up in Sept, and if he hits, he will be on the playoff roster.

    He has already caught more games in a season than he has ever before.

    For all of those Romine is so much better defensively, Jesus has a better percentage of throwing runners out.

    He gives a very nice target to pitchers, they like throwing to him. Does he need to improve on many aspects as a catcher, yes he does, his footwork, and his release, getting more experience period.

    He will be catching 50 games next year maybe even more, all they need to do is get him in the lineup, his bat is that special.

    Down the road is he the starting catcher for the Yankees, maybe not, that could very well be Sanchez, but since he is only 20, even if he DH’s and catches for the next 7 years, you are looking at a 27 year old who can take over for Tex after his contract is over.

    They will look to Seattle for many years to come and thank the stars they were stupid enough to turn down the trade, because trading him is something Cashman would regret for the rest of his career.

    You never trade hitters like him, and are happy about it in the long term.

    Very nice outing for Moseley tonight, he pitched the same way in Scranton, throws strikes, for the next few weeks until Andy comes back, he will be just fine.

  584. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    “But no homeruns”

    The HRs will come when no one’s looking for them.
    ___________

    Isn’t that kind of impossible with these specially marked balls and the media reminding everyone as often as possible that Alex is stuck on 599? lol.

  585. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Databade?

    Sounds like something from a Philip K. Dick novel.

    Hey! :mad:

  586. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Hopefully, not lost in this was that this was a close game during the time that Mosely was pitching. I wouldn’t expect this sort of performance every time, but, he surely deserves another couple of starts. He was outstanding.

  587. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    Databade?

    Sounds like something from a Philip K. Dick novel.

    Hey!
    ********************

    Its been a long day… :oops:

  588. Yank 97 July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    9:04pm: The Twins are “close” to acquiring Capps from the Nationals for Wilson Ramos, a source tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter links)

    - MLB TR

  589. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    MLBTR Capps is close to going to the Twins for Wilson Ramos.

    ———
    WOW. Nice deal for the Nats

  590. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I am little curious why Joe G brought in Drob, i rather save his arm for Tampa.

  591. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    “Isn’t that kind of impossible with these specially marked balls and the media reminding everyone as often as possible that Alex is stuck on 599? lol.”

    I’m not talking about THAT HR. Read what I wrote. I said HRs as in plural. Alex can rattle off 15 bombs in a month. He’ll hit 600 and everyone will have moved on. Then, out of nowhere, 15 Jacks in September. Could happen. :)

  592. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Robertson looks Fantastic!

  593. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    P:

    Hah! I wonder who this person is that told you that. I am reluctant to answer the question.. on the internet it’s fun to be anonymous, no?

    Seriously, how would you find somebody that knows me? That in itself is strange, because I don’t think I’ve told anybody that I use this alias. Maybe I did and just don’t remember *sigh.

  594. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Mosely just earned a ton of respect in that clubhouse – I have to say I’m shocked.

  595. stuckey99 July 29th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    “Mesa with another HR, finished the game 4-5 with 2 HR’s 5 RBI’S.

    He is having a very nice and surprising season.”

    To b fair, he’s having a VERY nice and surprising June and July, after having his typical April and May.

    I’m not prospect expert, but I understand the guy is a 4 tool guy (power, speed, arm, defense). Jury is still out on average.

    If something clicked, and he can maintain this the rest of the year, he’s going to move up the prospect list.

  596. pat July 29th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    ?Isn’t that kind of impossible with these specially marked balls and the media reminding everyone as often as possible that Alex is stuck on 599? lol.?

    It’s payback for all the times media and fans said all he cared about were HRs. :wink:

  597. GhettoBlaster July 29th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    any reason they would bring Robertson in with an 8 inning lead?

  598. IIOIIOIIO July 29th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    # Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    MLBTR Capps is close to going to the Twins for Wilson Ramos.

    ———
    WOW. Nice deal for the Nats

    ——————

    Bad for my fantasy team. I have Rauch closing.

  599. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    “# Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I am little curious why Joe G brought in Drob, i rather save his arm for Tampa.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    Well at least he looked sharp and didn’t break a sweat so he should be good to go if needed tomorrow as well.

  600. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    “I am little curious why Joe G brought in Drob, i rather save his arm for Tampa”
    ——————

    He was already warming up in the 6th inning. It was only a 1 run game so I guess Girardi didn’t want to sit him down once he was already warmed up.

  601. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Robertson probably needed the work – he just threw a few pitches a couple of days ago; this way he can stay sharp………..

  602. luis July 29th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Couldn’t agree more

  603. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    “Mosely just earned a ton of respect in that clubhouse – I have to say I’m shocked.”

    I’m impressed by how he had that 31 pitch 1st inning yet managed to last 6 innings with only 83 pitches. Nice job indeed!

  604. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    MLBTR Capps is close to going to the Twins for Wilson Ramos
    ==========================
    meh, I think Capps is mediocre at best, dunno how good Wilson is though. I don’t think he is much of improvement over John rauch.

  605. CB July 29th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    “When you say that Montero, not being LH hitter, won’t have to worry as much about hitting breaking stuff in the majors, is that because of the predominance of righty pitchers, and their breaking stuff tending to break away from a righty hitter/in to a lefty hitter?”

    Joe-

    This is just my own anecdotal observation, but I do think that RH hitting prospects tend to carry less risk than LH hitting prospects.

    With any successful minor leaguer the question is how will that player’s performance generalize to the major league level given the enhanced competition and talent.

    One of the biggest challenges any minor leaguer will face is hitting breaking pitches and off speed stuff at the major league level. In general I think this is a much more serious uncertainty/ question for LH hitting prospects than it is for RH hitting prospects. The reason is that the quality of LH pitching in the minors is truly abysmal. It’s really bad. If you’re even a half way decent lefty with a pulse chances are you’re already in the majors. So not only do LH hitting prospects no face LH pitching that often (which tends to create small sample size issues when looking at their splits) the lefties they do see tend to be systematically awful. RH hitting prospects don’t face the same uncertainty.

    That’s why I generally have much more uncertainty regarding how a blue chip LH hitting prospect will do than a RH hitting prospect. It’s not uncommon at all for the blue chip LH hitting prospect to come up to the show and it’s only then that you find out he can’t hit a decent breaking pitch.

    For example, just the past few years this has been a major event with two players who were BA’s minor league players of the year and the #1 prospects in baseball – Alex Gordon and Jay Bruce. So in a sense, I personally felt there was more uncertainty to Alex Gordon’s future expected performance than say Evan Longoria’s due to Gordon being LH and Longoria RH.

    In that vein, I would be less certain Montero would be a superstar were he LH. It’s more an information/ certainty/ generalizability issue than anything else.

  606. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Why do we need to know Lost’s identity?

  607. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I don’t expect the Yanks to make any moves; I think it’s patently obvious that teams’ asking prices are exhorbitant and that the Yankee tax is alive and well. Ramos for Capps? That seems like an overpayment…..the guy is pitching in no-pressure situations; who’s to say he’s going to do well in the post-season? Then again, Mauer isn’t going anywhere and the Twins are obviously going for it.

  608. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “Why do we need to know Lost’s identity?”

    Because we want to know why the island is special!!! Oh, wait. That’s another L O S T. Nevermind. :wink:

  609. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Excellent performance by Moseley, full credit to him of keeping the game close until the Yanks could break through, that is what you want.

  610. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Yeah wear that t-shirt proud hot dog man.

  611. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Laura, that’s really remarkable…….I don’t know how long his magic carpet ride is going to last, but hopefully another few months.

  612. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Did that guy just dump his condiment rubbish on the ground? Lucky thing Kay’s not in the booth. We wouldn’t hear the end of it. :)

  613. P July 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Lost, does that mean your last name starts with stein or not??????????

  614. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    “Laura, that’s really remarkable…….I don’t know how long his magic carpet ride is going to last, but hopefully another few months.”

    I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  615. Jason22 July 29th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Yes Stuckey you are right about Mesa, but even at the beginning of the season his #s were better.

    He is cutting down his strikeouts, his average is up, power #s continue to impress, all the while doing it at a higher level.

    He is a guy who is probably going to make it in the big leagues in some way, even if it is only as the 25th guy on a roster, because his 4 other tools are off the charts good.

    If he continues to improve hitting wise, who knows what he could be, but you have to give the kid credit for starting to make some improvements in the one weak area of his game.

  616. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    And Flash again defends the umpire.

  617. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    unless somebody gets picked off or pulled arod will get another at bat!!!!!!!!!!!!

  618. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Yeah, where the heck did hot dog man with the ‘pac-10 school that’s never made the rose bowl’ shirt toss the hot dog tray????

    What a pig! :mad:

  619. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I think we’ve had two guys on base in each inning.

  620. Macfan July 29th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    “# Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I don’t expect the Yanks to make any moves; I think it’s patently obvious that teams’ asking prices are exhorbitant and that the Yankee tax is alive and well.”

    ++++++++++++++

    Teams need to realize those days of the Yankees taking their slop contracts or giving away the farm is over.

    LOL, at the Toronto GM asking for Montero for Scott Downs, W.T.F

    Cashman knows what the Yankees needs are and a bench bat and a bullpen arm

    Heck the Bullpen arm might solve itself internally with

    Albaladejo
    Aceves and Marte returning
    Robertson pitching better

    the bench bat has guys even around waiver wire time past the trade deadline.

  621. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    My fingers and toes, Laura……I see Cash get trashed on message boards all the time – there’s a lot of hate out there for him. I hope Mosely does well in part to shut these people up.

  622. Yank 97 July 29th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Mosely’s next 2 starts are against the Jays/Sox.

  623. P July 29th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    “Why do we need to know Lost’s identity?”

    I guess I don’t. I am just curious is all. I’ll stop, but I am dying to know the answer. LOL

  624. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I love Singleton, but what the hell with the trip down the Tampa Bay memory lane with Flash?

  625. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Moseley. M-O-S-E-L-E-Y. Moseley

    Thank you.

    (Please don’t throw things at me)

  626. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    @macfan.
    I really think Marte has been hurt for better part of last two years (prolly requires surgery ) I think yanks are hoping he can come back during the playoff (if we make it) and give his all a la last year.

  627. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Pena actually has a nice left handed swing. Definitely his stronger side.

  628. stuckey99 July 29th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I’m predicting Pettitte answers the bell for the Sox.

  629. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Mac, Toronto is delusional; they’ve asked for Montero from the Yanks, Kelly or Iglesias from the Sox, some Met top prospect……Why is AA wasting everyone’s time? No one is going to give that up for Downs and AA is not going to trade Downs to his division rivals.

    I’m not counting on Aceves at all; he’s off my radar. Marte? I don’t know – either the guy has a congenitally weak shoulder or he really messed it up last ST. I don’t think he’s going to be back for awhile……..

    We really need a stronger bench, but lots of pundits think the real trading deadline is 8/31 because teams are not going to block players from going to other teams for fear of having to take on bad contracts.

  630. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I’m in the market for new sunglasses, maybe I’ll go with the Mosley Tribes after tonight’s outing :)

  631. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Personally, I think ARod will not homer tonight. He may wait to get back to Yankee Stadium, but if the Yankees keep winning over the weekend…who cares.

  632. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Cashman getting trashed on the Internet is probably more proof of him doing a good job than anything you can ask for.

    Especially when you see the list of Yankees who get trashed on the Internet on a daily basis.

  633. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Wait glasses is blocked?

  634. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Moseley seemed a bit gun shy at first but to be expected. I think he did a fantastic job. Who knows maybe he can be or next Aaron Small. That’s dreaming high, I know.. I’ll be happy if he wins 5 games !

  635. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Cashman getting trashed on the Internet is probably more proof of him doing a good job than anything you can ask for.

    Especially when you see the list of Yankees who get trashed on the Internet on a daily basis.

    I wish I got trashed that much, it would put me in the same grouping as Cashman, Posada, Jeter, etc. :)

  636. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Girardi was trashed for his lineup tonight…lol

  637. stuckey99 July 29th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Jason, the encouraging thing is even while this numbers have been very modest, they’re steadily increased every single level.

    It would be nice to see him stay in neighborhood he’s been living in lately in August and into the minor league postseason (be it at Tampa or Trenton).

  638. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    If Arod hits the homerun will the drums start? lol

  639. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    So it appears that the word “glas ses” is blocked on the blog.

    I was just saying that I’m in the market for a new pair of sunglas ses, after tonight’s game I might have to go with the Mosley Tribes :)

  640. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Mossleye did great tonight. Looking forward to his next start.

    In retrospect I should have made some type of victory vow for him…. but I didn’t. I don’t know any Texarkana restaurants around here anyway.

  641. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Did someone say earlier “With all the walks by Indians pitchers, we should be up 10-1″

    LOL!

  642. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    The endless game. Kinda wish that Joe West was behind the plate. He’d be bleeding from his eyes.

  643. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    well, I am hoping for another bat who can play SS so Pena doesn’t have fill in with his 450 OPS. come on Ninja Cash get it done.

  644. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Hey look…
    Once again, its deja vu all over again!!!!!

  645. ZachA July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    101 pitches for NY pitchers, 219 for Cleveland pitchers…

  646. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    let’s do it already. :)

  647. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    arod with the base juiced again in the 8th again.

    last time this happen he got drilled

  648. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    How many times does Alex get up with the bases loaded? Geez! Hah.. he is bound to do it sooner than later at this point.

  649. igotid88 July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    LET”S GO ALEX!!!!

  650. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Time tor a Salamy alex!!

  651. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Come on Arod!

    We don’t want some Tampan to get #600.

  652. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    Mossleye did great tonight. Looking forward to his next start.
    **************

    Snarky!

  653. igotid88 July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    save some runs for tomorrow

  654. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Anyone know Alex’s AVG since he hit 599. My guess is that it’s pretty good, contrary to the nonsense that some mediots spew.

  655. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    no pressure AB, so A-Rod can look for HR.

  656. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    CB – Thanks, I very much appreciate the thoughtful answer.

    On another note – am I the only one a bit surprised that Minnesota would consider trading Ramos? I thought he was going to allow them to move Mauer to DH down the road. Either that rumor is not quite accurate, or Minnesota is down on Ramos’ ability as a catcher.

  657. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    Come on Arod!

    We don’t want some Tampan to get #600.
    *****************

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha :lol:

  658. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    SJ, that’s true, lol. Let’s see: he gets trashed (well actually, the whole organization does) for Joba, he gets trashed for AJ (even though the other option was um, Derek Lowe), he gets trashed for only being able to put together a good team because of $$$…………..it’s really beyond me. He also got trashed for not getting Haren, lol.

  659. blake July 29th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    come on Alex, put a big cherry on this night.

  660. blake July 29th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    come on alex…put a big cherry on top of this game.

  661. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    He’s scared to throw to Alex. Completely staying away from the plate.

  662. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Joe, I am sort of – but Mauer as DH wouldn’t be for years. I think the Twins are really going for it……but that would be like trading Romine for Capps, and that would be nutso.

  663. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I am not even going to say anything there. Alex did not look good at all.

  664. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    k

  665. randy l. July 29th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    “generalizability”

    “generalizability”

    “generalizability”

    cb

    just wanted to see if i could say that three times real fast.

    nope :)

  666. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    The Indians are doing their jobs giving Arod pitches to hit. He has drove a lot of balls in this series just not homeruns.

  667. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    ouch arod, 2 hanging sliders

  668. Andres from Peru July 29th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Tip your cap , tomorrow another day!

  669. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Alex just felt sorry for the kid. Probably wants to hit the road, too.

  670. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Alex likes to hit at Tropicana Field. I mean the temperature is 72F always, its almost relaxing to be there, except maybe for “The Happy Heckler” who is very annoying.

    I’ll be really surprised if Alex leaves Tampa without #600

  671. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Rich,

    He was 6-21 with 5 RBI going into tonight’s game since hitting #599.

  672. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I really don’t care – the papers are making WAY too big a deal out of this. It’s not like he’s not going to hit another HR and he’s been fine………..

  673. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    randy, where have you been? I haven’t “seen” you around these parts for ages. Been well?

  674. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    To answer my own question:

    Before tonight, Alex was hitting .280 since 7/23.

    His SLG is down over that period:

    .280 .333 .360 .693

  675. CB July 29th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    “On another note – am I the only one a bit surprised that Minnesota would consider trading Ramos? ”

    Joe-

    I’m very surprised to see Ramos being mentioned in a trade for Capps. That seems like a very good trade for the Nats. I wouldn’t have thought the twins would consider that. It’s not even that they’ll need Ramos but they could use him as a trade piece in the winter and get more value back for him than a relief pitcher.

    It’s a good example of why GM’s make these outlandish demands before the trade deadline. Sometimes teams are desperate enough to win short term that they’ll stretch to make trades.

    That said, the twins are a very good talent evaluating organization so maybe they have another take on Ramos now.

  676. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Has ChoP’s trade value gone up yet?

  677. Lost July 29th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Carl Crawford said, “In order to be the best, you have to beat the best” referring to Yankees upcoming series.

    Very nice of him to admit we are better than the Rays :-)

  678. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Hi, randy l.

    I saw a blurb in the newspaper, and I thought of you!

    Actually, it was about a UH baseball player playing in the Cape Cod league. Do you keep up? The kid’s name is Kolten Wong. I think he’s 2nd in the league in avg.

  679. ZachA July 29th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Since home run 599, Arod is 8 for 30 (.267 BA) with 2 doubles and 7 RBIs.

  680. Cashmoney July 29th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The Brewers have decided that they’re too close to contention to sell, according to ESPN.com’s Keith Law. via MLBTR
    ===============================================
    what kind of Kool Aid are the brewer FO drinking? what? how? they could be leading the division by 10 games , with their pitching rotation, they will never win anything.

  681. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Wow:

    Yanks minor-league boss Mark Newman says Double-A 2B David Adams actually broke his ankle. Well, that explains a lot
    about 1 hour ago via web
    .johnalbone
    John Nalbone
    **********

    Poor Adams, and he was having such a good year. Ok, what the heck is with the cloak and dagger stuff? They had to pretend that he had a high ankle sprain? Now I get why the Ms backed off of him, though to be honest I seriously doubt this is career threatening, lol.

  682. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Who’s going to trade for Park? If he’s pitching well…well, we can certainly use him.

  683. CB July 29th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Randy-

    Good to hear from you! How are you? Hope business is going briskly for you. It’s been a great season for the yanks. This is a real good team. And on top of that they’ve had a great minor league season as too boot. They are very well set up for the next several years.

    Generalizability is indeed difficult to say and get through a spell check but a very important idea. In a world filled with data it’s becoming more and more important. When you have a a lot of data the internal validity of findings is increased. But that doesn’t mean it’s external validity or generalizability is any better. That’s a major issues in the statistical analysis of baseball and one that doesn’t receive enough attention, IMO.

  684. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks, SJ.

  685. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Nick,

    That rose-bowlless Pac-10 school is actually my alma mater. (sort of-freshman year only)

    I may or may not have actually seen certain alumni play there (Trevor Hoffman, Kevin Long)

    Honestly I don’t remember but it’s possible.

  686. Jason22 July 29th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Yep stuckey as a fan of the minors, all you want to see is guys improving, and Mesa is showing improvements in all the areas you would like to see, very promising under the radar year for him so far.

    Park if used correctly, meaning one inning, and only one inning, is still a guy I am not afraid of using.

    I think Joe has used him terribly all year after seeing him struggle in second innings, and continuing to throw him out there, but his stuff is not bad.

  687. WMD July 29th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Give Park a 2 yr extension

  688. blake July 29th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Andy Marte Pitching…awesome.

  689. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Okay, watch the Indian dugout. See how they act. People were all over the Yankees for laughing when Swish was pitching.

  690. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    m July 29th, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    Who’s going to trade for Park? If he’s pitching well…well, we can certainly use him.
    ****************

    I wasn’t being particularly serious, silly m

  691. Yank 97 July 29th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Ramos was mentioned as a centerpiece for Lee and then he gets traded for Matt Capps?

    AZ and Houston now do not officially own the worst trades of this deadline anymore.

  692. CB July 29th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    “Ok, what the heck is with the cloak and dagger stuff? They had to pretend that he had a high ankle sprain?”

    The yankees didn’t know it was broken. They weren’t pretending.

  693. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Bronx Jeers, does that mean you sanction tossing trash… wherever that guy tossed it?

    I certainly hope not.

    oooooh, Marte > Cano.

  694. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    CB, are you somewhat surprised by Delmon Young’s offense and defense this year?

  695. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Erica,

    Did you say something about Park? lol, I didn’t even notice. I think it was someone else who talked about Park’s trade value going up.

  696. WMD July 29th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Another 0 for 4 for Smoak and is now batting under .200. Is he really better than Montero who homered again tonight?

  697. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.

    Sorry Swish.

  698. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    It looks like Marte is a better pitcher than hitter. He should stick to pitching…

  699. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Oh yeah….. Marte = pitcher they haven’t seen before. :cry:

  700. randy l. July 29th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    joe from log island-

    working 14 hour days for 60 days in a row kind of cuts down on my lohud time, but i’m not complaining. it’s actually enjoyable with all the interesting people that come through my business here on cape cod on any given day.

    i see at least parts of most games. i’ll be tuning back in to the blog more in september when the business hours drop down. the blog seems to be doing quite well . i see a lot of good discussion when i check in.

  701. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    CB, how is that possible that they couldn’t tell the difference between a sprain and a break?

  702. Carl July 29th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Poor Swish

  703. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    The RS should reacquire Marte…this time for their pen.

  704. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    hahha swisher, karma just got even with him

  705. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Probably a hairline fracture that the MRI missed, Betsy.

  706. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    You know that Mariano Rivera will fine Cano, Swisher and Thames for that. Swisher may get jail time along with the biggest fine.

  707. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I really was being facetious about the Yankees pretending, but it just seems odd.

    Judging Smoak on a few at bats isn’t fair – I’m sure he’s a heck of a hitter who’s just in a slump.

  708. Lou From CU July 29th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Of course they went 1,2,3 – it was a “rookie” pitcher which everyone knows the Yankees can’t hit :-)

  709. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    m July 29th, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    Erica,

    Did you say something about Park? lol, I didn’t even notice. I think it was someone else who talked about Park’s trade value going up.
    ******************

    Yeah…..

    After 2 outs I asked if his value went up yet. But I did it as a joke.

  710. Yank 97 July 29th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    As usual… Yanks don’t hit pitchers they haven’t seen before.

    Watch, next time Marte goes out there, he will get rocked…

  711. pat July 29th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    “Since home run 599, Arod is 8 for 30 (.267 BA) with 2 doubles and 7 RBIs.”

    BloggingBombers Since hitting No. 599, A-Rod is 9-for-30 (.300) with seven RBI

  712. hardwired7 July 29th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Andy Marte, the Indians’ new EIG.

  713. CB July 29th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    “are you somewhat surprised by Delmon Young’s offense and defense this year?”

    GB7-

    I’m very surprised. I didn’t think he was going to be able to turn it around in such a big way. I was impressed to see him last year as he lost so much weight and seemed to be taking the game more seriously. I thought that probably had saved his career and would at least allow him to be a mediocre player. But the results weren’t great. Then this year he just takes this huge jump.

    Good for him. The tools were always there. He just had such an awful approach at the plate. He’d go up there with no plan, no clue and just hack away over and over. His defense improved last year but he’s continued to get better.

    I didn’t see this coming from him at all. Big surprise.

  714. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Rich, I guess if it’s small enough the MRI can miss it? Oh well – hopefully he’ll be fine for next year. I know he has no future here, but he looks like a good, solid player and hopefully he can make it elsewhere.

  715. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks, pat.

  716. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    swisher put in rf for k against marte!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  717. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    CB,

    Do you have Pat M’s email address? If so, email him to get my email address.

    I can shed some light on some Montero stuff.

    If you don’t have Pat M email address, Nick has it.

    Care to share, or is this semi-confidential stuff? I’d love to hear more about everyone’s favorite prospect :)

    Anyways, isn’t it great how the game threads are actually readable now that there is registration? I’ve been busy lately so I haven’t been able to post but reading the threads have been a lot better.

  718. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Oooh, Park v. Choo.

    It’s the Kimchee Klassic!

  719. WMD July 29th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    I really was being facetious about the Yankees pretending, but it just seems odd.

    Judging Smoak on a few at bats isn’t fair – I’m sure he’s a heck of a hitter who’s just in a slump

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

    He’s got almost 300 ABs this season

  720. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Cashman needs to DFA Park immediately! And trade for that Marte kid, he has a nice sinker!!!

  721. 98NYY July 29th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I find it very curious in the NY Universe that there is more discussion about the minor league than panic over several of the possible contenders to dethrone the World Champs. Are we content and the only real move is Montero and maybe Albie?

  722. Phil in Columbus July 29th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Did they send Swish out to play RF after he stuckout in the top of the 9th or was he there in the 8th? That is sorta cruel.

  723. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Oops, Erica. It was you.

    Anyway, Park is over whatever was ailing him. This is the pitcher that Cashman signed. Those who are serious about dumping Park crack me up. Because they’re the ones who want us to send prospects for relief pitching.

  724. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Randy,

    You have been missed around here. Glad business is good. A nice summer too weather wise.

  725. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Nick,

    My original comment was more about SB-1070 which went into effect today but that’s not for this place.

    Bill of Rights…cardboard cup holder…What’s the difference? Just throw it on the ground.

    Sorry all.

  726. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I hope the ball is hit to 3rd base..lol

  727. CB July 29th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    “how is that possible that they couldn’t tell the difference between a sprain and a break?”

    Betsy-

    It’s not that difficult. I’d guess that he both sprained his ankle very badly and also fractured the bone in his foot at the same time. In a way the ankle sprain can hide the fracture. Any pain he had they could attributed to the sprain. I’m sure they did X-rays but x-rays can miss small fractures. I’d guess that when he continued to have pain they did a follow up MRI and saw the fracture only then.

  728. m July 29th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    The guy should steal 3B. I would love to see how Thames would handle that. :)

  729. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I prefer my Rights with verde sauce.

  730. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    CB, ouch. Phil suffered a high ankle sprain in 2007 – that kept him out of action for longer than I think the hamstring alone would have. That was bad luck for Adams – I think he was hurt when a Sox AAer slid into him at 2nd. I hope he makes a full recovery.

  731. ZachA July 29th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    So Matt Capps was traded to the Twins…

  732. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Bill Smith is the best gm ever….LOL from rotoworld about the Twins trading Ramos.

    “What in the world did Twin GM Bill Smith just do? Ramos has struggled at the Triple-A level this season and has no future with the Joe Mauer-led Twins, but to deal a top catching prospect for a middle relief rental seems misguided. Nonetheless, Capps is headed north and should add a touch of consistency to the Twins’ bullpen.”

  733. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    CB, that group of Young, Upton and Dukes was just a really bad combination together. All that talent, but, really terrible work habits and attitudes. They were almost like a small street gang. Surprising that it’s Young that’s the leading power threat in that park. His defensive is 180 degrees from last year. That’s the real surprise.

  734. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    This game is almost 4 hrs old., and I am a year older…just kidding

  735. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    There goes Park’s trade value………..

  736. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    how much longer will it take the Yankees to realize that Park is terrible and should be designated?

  737. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Get Gaudin up, Park is cooked….

  738. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    The end of this game is imminent

  739. Jason22 July 29th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Everyone, please do not kill Park, again he is taking one for the team, he should not be pitching right now, Joe just want to push him and push him.

    Gaudin should have been in the 9th this is so silly.

  740. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    m-

    After reading the comments, do you now get my joke?

  741. dos seiser July 29th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Come on park, end this already

  742. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    There have been so many terrible trades this season. I guess it’s a buyer’s market?

    How on earth does 2 months of Lee equal Smoak and 3 prospects but 2-3 years of Haren is equivalent to Joe Saunders and a few b prospects? And Oswalt is worth Happ (another left-handed back of the rotation starter) and 2 prospects. At least Houston flipped GOse for Wallace, another terrible trade, this time in favor of the Astros.

    Now Ramos for Capps? Did the all-star label blind Bill Smith?

  743. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Oh jeez-

    Who could have seen that part coming?????????????

  744. pat July 29th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Thames wants to laugh but won’t.

  745. CB July 29th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    The Nats are turning things around under Rizzo. He’s doing a nice job there. They’re assembling some pieces over there. Seems like a great move to get caps and turn him into one of the better catching prospects in the game.

    This is why GM’s always start by asking the moon at the trade deadline. Occasionally it works.

    And on another note – Park really can’t pitch more than one inning. He just can’t do it. Not even in an 11-1 blow out.

  746. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    At least Thames got to the ball, but he threw it like an outfielder lol

  747. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    nice stop by thames at least, should have eaten it.

  748. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    nice try thames

  749. CR9 July 29th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Thamesie!

  750. Patrick July 29th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Good lord this game is entering the twilight zone. Andy Marte pitching a 1-2-3 inning, Marcus Thames playing 3B and airmailing it into the seats. So bizarre….

  751. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Park was outstanding for 1.2 innings and then everything disappeared. Thames has strong arm. Not exactly Gold Glove on the infield corners.

  752. Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Thames to pitch and Park to play 3rd?

  753. Jeremy July 29th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    This is getting pathetic !

    Time to DFA park

  754. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Sorry, but this is just bad management by Girardi.

  755. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Has this game officially earned the title of “ridiculous” yet?

  756. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Note to Girardi: Park’s arm is going to fall off. I am sure Gaudin can get an out.

  757. Betsy July 29th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Bill Smith got less than zero for Santana and now this………..how does he still have his job? Then again, he traded for Pavano- and he’s been terrific.

  758. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    This is starting to remind me of a Torre-esque passive-aggressive personnel deployment designed to get the GM to make a move.

  759. cs in la July 29th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Man, Park sure is writing his ticket outta here, huh?

  760. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    They are going to have to bring Gaudin in.

  761. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Nick in SF July 29th, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    Thames to pitch and Park to play 3rd?
    *********************

    I think that could possibly have a happier ending

  762. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Girardi knows that Park is no good the second inning.

  763. Jeremy July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Thames didn’t have to throw to 1st.

  764. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    It’s wrong for Park to take one for the team here.

    No reason to extend him here.

    Gaudin should have been in the game 3 hitters ago.

  765. Jason22 July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Once Park reaches the 25 pitch mark, he loses all control, and the fact even in a blowout Joe does not know this, is sad.

    In fact I think he realizes it now, but he was trying to get the game over, but there was no reason to do this tonight, when you had Gaudin there to pitch the 9th, just really dumb managing.

  766. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Bill Smith went to Hamilton College, btw.

  767. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    SAS July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    They are going to have to bring Gaudin in.

    **************

    If something doesn’t give quick here, they are going to have to bring Rivera in

  768. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Yes, Erica

  769. ctyankeefan. July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Can we trade Park for Andy Marte?

  770. pat July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Someone tell CHOP that Alex doesn’t get another AB if Indians tie it up. :wink:

  771. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I kinda wanted to see Shelly hit a bomb there.

    Is that bad?

  772. terpbomber July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Park quickly regressed back into his true form after two easy outs. What’s he gonna do, let the bloop-and-a-blast to let the Tribe get back into this thing? And Girardi is just watching (letting) it happen…

  773. cs in la July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    He must either be hurt or considering retirement tomorrow.

  774. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    No matter how bad Park has been this is not fair to him. Very rude way for Girardi to treat him.

  775. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Wow, Girardi is trying hard not to have to burn another pitcher but Park can’t get the last out. How tough is this? Maybe they should have Swisher and Park trade places so Swish can strike out the last batter.

  776. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Thank goodness!

  777. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    So concludes tonight’s Beer League game.

  778. JobaTipsHisCap July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    chanho really sucks

  779. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I think that this may have been Park’s last game in pinstripes and Girardi wasn’t wasting another pitcher.

  780. cs in la July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I kinda wanted a home run there. Just to get Park packing.

  781. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    m July 29th, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    Oops, Erica. It was you.

    Anyway, Park is over whatever was ailing him. This is the pitcher that Cashman signed. Those who are serious about dumping Park crack me up. Because they’re the ones who want us to send prospects for relief pitching.

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

    seriously? defending this bum?

  782. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    The Yankees Win!

    Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yank-ees Win!

  783. Jeremy July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Park should stay in Cleveland after that performance.

  784. Captain Clutch July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Park either looks pissed or hurt…

  785. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    cs in la July 29th, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    I kinda wanted a home run there. Just to get Park packing.

    lol me too

  786. SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Tonight isn’t Park’s fault.

    No short reliever should have to throw 51 pitches in a blowout game.

    Not a smart move.

  787. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    The CLE announcers picked Marte striking out Swisher as the Play of the Game. I guess they don’t know that the Play of the Game is using something that helped your team win.

  788. ericns1 July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Rich – did you go to Hamilton College – so did I – good school

  789. Erica in NY July 29th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    New thread :arrow:

    Everyone shines!!!! :cool:
    (I may have paraphrased)

  790. Rich in NJ July 29th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    ericns1

    My brother did. I went to NYU.

  791. solrbayr July 29th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    gaud and the ho have to go they really do s@ck!

  792. CB July 29th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    That was ugly and unneccessary. Park has had major issues being extended all year. Girardi knows that. And he left him out there just to burn his arm before the Tampa series.

    Wasn’t necessary to embarrass him like that when you know he’s spent and doesn’t have the arm strength to get outs.

  793. Jason22 July 29th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    52 pitches, around 30 too many.

    Good series win, but I hate the fact Joe just abused Park there, not the right thing to do.

    I still say if they used him for one inning and only one inning, he can help this team, but maybe Joe just wants him off the team, his use of him makes no sense at all.

    Time for the Yankees to teach Tampa who is the team in the division, it should be fun.

    I think Alex will have a very big weekend.

  794. SAS July 29th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    new thread :arrow:

  795. luis July 29th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    good night everyone

  796. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    SJ44 July 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    Tonight isn’t Park’s fault.

    No short reliever should have to throw 51 pitches in a blowout game.

    Not a smart move.

    maybe he it wouldnt have been 51 pitches if not for those 3 2-out walks?

  797. solrbayr July 29th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    sj44 is right park should not have been in there. girardi had a ruff night also not running gardner earlier not bunting cervelli but i think cervelli needs bunting sessions anyway glad the kid(moseley) came back the way he did he will get another for sure.

  798. jesusmonterofordh July 29th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    please park at like 23 pitches with 2 out, then he imploded. is on him for not throwing strikes

  799. Frozen Rope July 29th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    CB July 29th, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    That was ugly and unneccessary. Park has had major issues being extended all year. Girardi knows that. And he left him out there just to burn his arm before the Tampa series.

    =========

    oh no! park can’t pitch in the Tampa series. call it a blessing in disguise. what was girardi supposed to do? bring in a new pitcher for 1 last out in a blowout. the guy was at 25 pitches or so with 2 out before imploding. he’s just useless.

  800. solrbayr July 29th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    night all i’ll be there friday and saturday nights hope we saved a few for then.

  801. beedogs July 29th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    DFA CHP PLZ

  802. 57ryank July 29th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I’m now satisfied (pretty much ) that Colin can do a decent job. Looks pretty darn good with most all of his swings. And can play the outfield well. ( players and coaches say same ) We do not need Thames, or Park any longer. Willing to go longer with Joba, even though he’s been a rock head much of last year and this. Seems to have more genes from mom than dad. Pena is a great glove and pinch runner, needs to hit more to stay, but do like him. Maybe he’ll get better as a hitter, we’ll see. But we definitely need a better bench and relief pitching down the stretch, maybe a real DH too.

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