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Game 112: Yankees at Rangers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Aug 10, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (69-42)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Marcus Thames DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Austin Kearns LF
Lance Berkman 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner CF
Ramiro Pena 2B

RHP A.J. Burnett (9-9, 4.93)
Burnett vs. Rangers

RANGERS (64-47)
Elvis Andrus SS
Michael Young 3B
Josh Hamilton CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Nelson Cruz RF
David Murphy LF
Jorge Cantu 1B
Bengie Molina C
Cristian Guzman 2B

LHP C.J. Wilson (10-5, 3.30)
Wilson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m. / MY9

UMPIRES: HP Mike Estabrook, 1B Paul Emmel, 2B Bill Hohn, 3B Gary Darling

WEATHER: It has cooled to 99 degrees. It’s hot. Really hot.

BRIDGE STABILITY: Dave Robertson has not allowed a run in his past 13 appearances, the longest such stretch of his career according to Elias. Boone Logan has retired 21 of the past 24 batters he faced, and Joba Chamberlain hasn’t been charged with a run in any of his past seven outings.

OUT OF TEXAS: Mark Teixeira will not play for the first time this season. He’s reached base in 53 of the past 55 games, dating back to June 6.

THREE OF THE BEST: Since it opened in 1994, the all-time leaders in home runs at this stadium are Rafael Palmeiro (130), Juan Gonzalez (115) and Ivan Rodriguez (108). Until Teixeira was scratched, this series was going to feature three of the next four on the stadium’s all-time list. Rodriguez has the fourth-most home runs at this stadium (96) followed by Hank Blalock (90), Teixeira (87) and Michael Young (87).

ACE IN SCRANTON: Alfredo Aceves threw two-thirds of an inning in his rehab start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He walked two, struck out one and allowed no hits. He was pulled after 19 pitches, 10 of them strikes. He was scheduled for one inning.

UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: You don’t see an overturned call very often, but it looks like they got it right in the end.

UPDATE, 9:14 p.m.: I have finally emerged from the world of finishing early stories for tomorrow’s newspaper. Not surprisingly, the press dining room doesn’t have much left when you look for food in the fourth inning. Anyway, it’s still a scoreless game and the Yankees haven’t taken advantage of a pair of Rangers errors.

UPDATE, 9:17 p.m.: As a general rule, I’m all for patient hitters who work the count, but I make an exception for Vlad Guerrero. I love watching that guy hack at everything.

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: Two-out RBI double by Nelson Cruz has given the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the fourth.

UPDATE, 9:35 p.m.: Nick Swisher matches the two-out RBI double and now the game’s tied again.

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m.: Francisco Cervelli just singled up the middle to score Austin Kearns and give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

UPDATE, 10:08 p.m.: I’ve known Brett Gardner for a long time, and I think that’s the most frustrated I’ve ever seen him. He’s really been struggling lately, and he’s all too aware. Meanwhile, here’s Cano pinch hitting for Pena with two on and two out in the sixth.

UPDATE, 10:14 p.m.: Cano nearly got a single through the middle of the infield, but Andrus got to it and ended the inning with the Yankees leading 2-1.

UPDATE, 10:19 p.m.: A good start for Burnett just came apart with a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth. A half inning after taking the lead, the Yankees now trail 3-2.

UPDATE, 10:43 p.m.: The fans in Texas really don’t like Alex Rodriguez. He just went deep to center field to tie the game at 3.

UPDATE, 10:26 p.m.: Dave Robertson is dangerously close to allowing his first run since July 2. With a runner at third and two outs, he’s intentionally walked Mitch Moreland to face Andrus. This is the biggest at-bat of the game, obviously.

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1,216 Responses to “Game 112: Yankees at Rangers”

  1. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 10th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Interesting lineup. I assume Girardi won GTLU today. :)

  2. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I’m guessing that it will take a while for Aceves to knock the rust off. Provided there are no set backs. While his arm will be fresh, he might have some problems with control and command. I miss him in the BP, but no sense rushing him back.

  3. SAS August 10th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Laura…

    You think???

  4. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    It would be nice if a few of those batters who are having down years are able to break out of it these next few games. These games in Texas are going to be a bit tough with some key players out of the lineup.

    I hope Cano stayed away from Swisher, however if he was sharing a drink with Granderson I don’t think I’d mind all that much. ;)

  5. Joe from Long Island August 10th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    “Mark Teixeira?s wife had a baby this morning, Robinson Cano started feeling sick yesterday, Jorge Posada played three games in a row and Curtis Granderson has long struggled against left-handed pitchers”.

    Sounds like August….It’s a long, long, long season.

  6. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    how about Guess the other team’s lineup , that would be an interesting exercise and prolly do away with some monotony.

  7. RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    The Yankees are the best team in baseball for a reason. I think we can pull it off.

  8. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    If winning as many games as possible is truly the goal, then I think Montero may be able to contribute more than Cervelli, Kearns, or Berkman, but whatever.

  9. Joe from Long Island August 10th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    This weather reminds me of when the Yankees where playing in St. Louis, against the Browns. Somebody told Casey the temperature on the field was over 100 degrees, to which Casey responded “Yes, but it holds the heat well.”

  10. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    # Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    If winning as many games as possible is truly the goal, then I think Montero may be able to contribute more than Cervelli, Kearns, or Berkman, but whatever.
    ——————————————————————–
    if Montero can be an adequate MLB catcher, then I think you are right. I would still DH Berkman, but he could outhit Cervelli ( one would assume), but i don’t think we will find out til next year.

  11. RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    If winning as many games as possible is truly the goal, then I think Montero may be able to contribute more than Cervelli, Kearns, or Berkman, but whatever.

    Doubtful. Could he catch the rotation better than Cervelli? Probably not. Can he hit major league hitters better than Berkman? Probably not. And can he play the outfield better than Kearns?

    He’s not a match right now and it would hurt his development. Jesus will not save this team. (That really is fun to say..)

  12. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    “Doubtful. Could he catch the rotation better than Cervelli? Probably not.”

    That’s the wrong way to look at it. It’s about offense/defense, not just one or the other.

    “Can he hit major league hitters better than Berkman? Probably not. And can he play the outfield better than Kearns?”

    Again, I think he can hit better than either or those two.

    “He’s not a match right now and it would hurt his development. Jesus will not save this team. (That really is fun to say..)”

    Winning is the match. Development? It’s August 10th. The mL season ends in three weeks. Are three weeks critical to his development?

    In your words, doubtful,

  13. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    RadioKev, I agree with you……….

  14. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ant-33410/

    pretty interesting piece on RAB on Cervelli.

  15. blake August 10th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Thats why Thames is hitting 3rd. He murders lefties.

  16. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Nice cheap strike 3 on Jeter.

  17. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Thames: Lefty masher extraordinaire

  18. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Ben’s post on Cervelli is spot on.

  19. xcv August 10th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    looks the blue jays took their “vitamins” this morning

  20. RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Catching is actually a pretty important part of being a catcher, shock and awe. I know, it’s crazy, but catching does influence pitching – and it pitching is the key for this Yankees team. When they’ve pitched well, they’ve won.

    He can’t fill Kearns spot because he can’t play the outfield and Kearns is an outfield option, so he’s not in the logic here.

    Berkman has a GREAT track record. Not just good, great track record. Montero has no track record against Major League pitching. It would be foolish to suggest Montero could come up and succeed better than Berkman. Just thinking about the leap from AA to AAA. It’s an even bigger jump from AAA to Major Leagues.

  21. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    just realized i meant pluck on my last post, not plunk. let’s go Alex

  22. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    “He murders lefties.” That’s a pretty strong word!! :)

    Finally got the audio feed on mlbtv.

  23. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    lol, texas announcer just said “see ya” after that pitch, good call idiot

  24. blake August 10th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    YT,

    well, he hits them well. :)…maybe not murders.

  25. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Hope Kearns has a good at bat because he hits righties better.

  26. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Yea, this is what you want. Austin Learns protecting Arod.

  27. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Rich, it’s pretty simple to me , if Montero is an adequate MLB catcher, I think the Yanks ought to consider him. However, it will be lot to expect from 20 year old to catch this rotation, mash MLB pitching at the same time.

    I would have gone after a John Buck or Snyder type in response to Jorge’s current state. But the boat has sailed.

  28. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    He was safe.

  29. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    obviously hardly any at bats with the Yankees, but Kearns hasn’t come thru at all so far

  30. blake August 10th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    So MLB network just decided to put the game on after the top of the 1st is over and they are playing if from the start. Jeter is batting again.

  31. blake August 10th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    with no announcers.

  32. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I’d like to see the Yankees get JM on their roster-Jose Molina the better of the Molina brothers defensively and having a decent year.

  33. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I’ll take “predictable outcomes” for 200. I trust in your abilities, Kearns, but you need to find your swing. At least we didn’t go down 1-2-3. That bodes well for this game.

  34. Bryan August 10th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Nice going with the F line-up

    At least people are getting a day with AJ Bustnett out there

    Should have called up everyone from AAA and gave every regular the day off

  35. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    “Catching is actually a pretty important part of being a catcher, shock and awe. I know, it’s crazy, but catching does influence pitching – and it pitching is the key for this Yankees team. When they’ve pitched well, they’ve won.”

    And as RAB pointed out, Cervelli isn’t doing a particularly good job of that either.

    “He can’t fill Kearns spot because he can’t play the outfield and Kearns is an outfield option, so he’s not in the logic here.”

    He doesn’t have to. He wouldn’t replace three roster spots, only one. My point was that he can contribute more than at least three players on the current roster.

    “Berkman has a GREAT track record. Not just good, great track record. Montero has no track record against Major League pitching. It would be foolish to suggest Montero could come up and succeed better than Berkman. Just thinking about the leap from AA to AAA. It’s an even bigger jump from AAA to Major Leagues.”

    This just in: hitters age at even rates. Berkman may or may not be able to contribute at a level that even approaches his prior level of production. We’ll know more in a couple of weeks.

    But if by late August, any of three above players still are a net negative, not having Montero in a position to contribute at the ML level seems nonsensical.

  36. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Fair point, Cashmoney.

  37. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Wow. That heavenly glow of the spectators thing is freaking me out.

  38. blake August 10th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    nice change AJ.

  39. blake August 10th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Good first inning from Burnett.

  40. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Just ask Berkman if the 1st baseman patted his fanny!!

  41. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    *uneven rates*

  42. Eric UWS August 10th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    wow- u never see calls get overturned

  43. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    so if they changed that call, why the hell couldn’t they have changed the call that cost Armando galaraga is perfect game???? MLB is so smart. man. these umps are freakin geniuses, all of them

  44. Web August 10th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I think the ump had it right the first time.

  45. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Stayed up.

  46. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Cervelli has to go. I’ve had enough. He can’t hit and is below average behind the plate. If they are unwilling to bring up one of the studs at least Moeller. They caught lightening in a bottle before with the likes of Shane Spencer. Free MONTERO!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Nice of the ump to give AJ the outside corner.

  48. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Tonight in Charleston Brett Marshall is throwing one of his best games as a pro.

    6 innings 2 hits 0 walks, and 2 ks.

    Coming back from his tj surgery, he is throwing better and better with his walk total going down, good news for the kid.

    Nice first two innings for A.J

    Jesus is 1-2 for Scranton with a laser of a base hit to right field just now, they are losing 3-0 to the Sox in the bottom of the 4th.

    Lets go Yankees….

  49. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Any news on Aceves? Only 2/3 of an inn.

  50. RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    What a stupid play from CJ Wilson. Worked out, but wow.

  51. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I wonder if Wilson would have done that if Jeter was a bigger guy.

  52. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    # jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Any news on Aceves? Only 2/3 of an inn.

    He was only scheduled to throw 20 pitches, he threw 19 I believe.

  53. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I see ESPN and MLB network stop waxing poetics about Strasburg… that was quick. Dwight Gooden he is not.

  54. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Is no one posting tonight ?

  55. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Swisher looks lost batting from the right side. What kind of splits does he have?

  56. pat August 10th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    BryanHoch Fixed: Aceves (strained lower back) pitched 2/3 of an inning Tuesday at Triple-A, walking two and striking out one in a 19-pitch outing.

  57. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    If Aceves feels good tomorrow, I will be encouraged.

  58. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    now burnett isnt getting any calls?

  59. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Detriot is getting one hit by Hellickson so far, they just can not beat Tampa.

  60. pistol pete August 10th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    $200m payroll and M Thames is batting 3rd, wow, nice lineup tonight.

  61. Carl August 10th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    That would be Carlos Delgado folks

  62. RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    I see ESPN and MLB network stop waxing poetics about Strasburg… that was quick. Dwight Gooden he is not.

    Yup. Earlier tonight Kruk said he’d take Strasburg over Lincecum as having a better career. I’m sorry, but I’ll take the guy whose won 2 Cy Youngs over the guy who’s already been on the DL and hasn’t finished his rookie season.

  63. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    They need to capitalize.

    Come on, Fat Elvis.

  64. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    i am calling a big blooper by big Puma , right here!

  65. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    #

    That would be Carlos Delgado folks
    # RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    I see ESPN and MLB network stop waxing poetics about Strasburg… that was quick. Dwight Gooden he is not.

    Yup. Earlier tonight Kruk said he’d take Strasburg over Lincecum as having a better career. I’m sorry, but I’ll take the guy whose won 2 Cy Youngs over the guy who’s already been on the DL and hasn’t finished his rookie season

    ——————-

    But I would take Strasburg over Gooden.

  66. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Not a strike.

  67. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Elvis can’t throw very straight

  68. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    pistol pete

    they have no choice with the lineup tonight.

  69. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Lucked out.

  70. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    pistol pete

    they have no choice with the lineup tonight

    ———————-

    They could have forced Tex to miss the birth of his child. Just sayin’

  71. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    they called that a strike also? yuck good job puma, not your fault, got cheated on 2 strikes.

  72. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Heartbreak hotel.

  73. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Not sure what they were doing there but got lucky and it worked out.

  74. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Too bad Leigh Teixeira’s due day wasn’t in 2 days during the Royals series. They could really use him in these 2 games against Texas. Especially since they are facing 2 lefties and this lineup against lefties is very poor.

  75. Eric UWS August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Awful. I miss Matsui officially.

  76. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    failed again, with runner on 3rd less than two outs, seems all too common lately.

  77. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Didn’t see that pitch coming to Lance. Does anyone on this team possess the ability to lay off of the off-speed pitch out of the zone???

  78. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    they could have forced tex to miss the birth of his child? Seriously?

  79. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Cervelli will drive in a run

  80. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    How about some better planning Tex? Have the kid in the off-season.

  81. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    If only Berkman could have done that.

  82. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    good job cervelli. Swinging for the fences again instead of taking a nice level swing.

  83. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Cervelli is not working out as a back up. He hits like Wil Nieves. They can never find a back up catcher that can hit.

  84. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    # CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    they could have forced tex to miss the birth of his child? Seriously?

    ——————–

    NO!

  85. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Ooops, didn’t realize there were 2 outs !

  86. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    # 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Cervelli will drive in a run
    ——————————————
    yes, hopefully , there are few games remaining.

  87. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    # GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Cervelli is not working out as a back up. He hits like Wil Nieves. They can never find a back up catcher that can hit.

    —————-

    1000 Bonus Points for a Wil Nieves reference.

  88. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    what back up catchers can hit? name me players on teams….

    don’t say varitek, because he his all of .200.

  89. pistol pete August 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I like Berkman but boy is he struggling, that was a terrible at bat, took strikes, swung at balls. Yanks really need his bat tonight.

  90. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    “yes, hopefully , there are few games remaining.”

    Ouch!

  91. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Cervelli is absolutely dreadful, he belongs with Pena in AAA. If Arod doesn’t hit a homerun I don’t know how this lineup is going to score a run.

  92. Carl August 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Phil Coke sucks

  93. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    This is getting really pitiful. What are we, 0-13 with RISP the last two games now?

  94. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you for the bonus points!!!! John and Suzyn were OBSESSED with Nieves and said he was a great guy to have in the clubhouse.

  95. RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    Cervelli is not working out as a back up. He hits like Wil Nieves. They can never find a back up catcher that can hit.

    It’s not like there’s a surplus of good hitting backup catchers, never mind starting catchers.

  96. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    the lefties and posada will get into the game before it is over.

  97. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I like Berkman but boy is he struggling, that was a terrible at bat, took strikes, swung at balls. Yanks really need his bat tonight.
    ———–

    He is hitting .180 against lefties for a reason.

  98. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    “Thank you for the bonus points!!!! John and Suzyn were OBSESSED with Nieves and said he was a great guy to have in the clubhouse.”

    They think Miguel Cairo was a near All-Star.

  99. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    # ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    what back up catchers can hit? name me players on teams….

    don’t say varitek, because he his all of .200.
    —————————————————————
    except at this point , Cervelli’s role is not quite of a backup catcher… hence, they could use another regular catcher.

  100. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Kay speaks the truth…for once.

  101. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Brett Marshall finished with 7 innings 2 hits 2 k’s no walks.

    Very impressive outing for him.

  102. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Implosion coming shortly…

  103. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Speaking of Montero too bad he isn’t ready to switch spots with Cervelli.

  104. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Clutch, I think Berkman has always been a better LH than RH, and his split against LH is never that great.

  105. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Montero. if he ends the season as he is, i believe the yankees will start him next year, dh posada full time (some catching), and cervelli as backup. this way they have 3 catchers.

  106. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Kay is slow, if you want to talk about Jesus, just read his last two months, anyone can have a good week and a half, few if any can do what he has done since June 11th.

  107. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    No sense of urgency from Gardner on that throw. He’s a 4th outfielder, but he’s got to play because we traded for that All Star platoon player.

  108. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    No sense of urgency from Gardner on that throw. He’s a 4th outfielder, but he’s got to play because we traded for that All Star platoon player.

  109. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I think Posada will catch at least 80 games next season.

  110. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    If Gardner made a decent throw Young would of been out

  111. Keith--FL August 10th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I predict Montero gets called up in September and is the DH, hits well and then is the DH in the playoffs, anyone agree?

  112. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    “No sense of urgency from Gardner on that throw. He’s a 4th outfielder, but he’s got to play because we traded for that All Star platoon player.”

    Check out his stats. His OPS has declined significantly since he hurt his thumb on June 8th.

  113. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    posada will not catch 80 games, and if they want to keep him healthy, they will work this out with him this offseason so he is prepared to be the full time dh.

  114. TheKiid August 10th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    “No sense of urgency from Gardner on that throw. He’s a 4th outfielder, but he’s got to play because we traded for that All Star platoon player.”

    lol.

  115. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Great point Rich….totally forgot about the injury.

  116. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    “posada will not catch 80 games, and if they want to keep him healthy, they will work this out with him this offseason so he is prepared to be the full time dh.”

    Not happening.

  117. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I predict Montero gets called up in September and is the DH, hits well and then is the DH in the playoffs, anyone agree?

    __

    think he has to be on the roster before september 1 to be playoff eligible no?

  118. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    there’s a gap double, something we get less of than any other team. It was a gap double right off the bat.

  119. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    That was a terible pitch

  120. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    We’re gona struggle to score today, need to hold them here.

  121. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Hold ‘em, dammit.

  122. m August 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Is there anything you guys like about this team? Jesus Christ.

  123. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Murphy looks like a doppelganger of Scott Brosius

  124. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I’m so tired about hearing how bad this lineup is tonight.

    Tonight’s lineup is better than the lineups all but two or three major league teams put out there every single night.

    Its just as good as the healthy lineup that the 67-44 Devil Rays put out there.

    If they lose this game, its not on Girardi. Its incumbent on the guys in the lineup to go out and get it done.

  125. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Cruz should of been out by 30 feet

  126. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    AJ’s only down 1-0. He doesn’t have to implode here. He could gather himself like PHil Hughes did yesterday. IT IS POSSIBLE

  127. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Montero just hit an absolute bomb.

  128. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    # Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Hold ‘em, dammit.
    ————————————-
    AJ is 27 OS when it comes to that.

  129. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    C’mon AJ, no implosion tonight please…

  130. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    i like lots of stuff, though AJ Burnett is wearing thin on me.

  131. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Seriously, Montero can help them this season.

  132. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Montero is 2-3 with a solo homer to deep left

  133. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Montero just hit an absolute bomb

    —————————–

    So. Excited.

  134. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    GB,

    that ball got out in a hurry huh.

  135. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    so montero was offered for halladay and lee. there arent many more out there that good, so i believe we will see him sooner than later.

  136. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Throw. A. Strike.

  137. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    has anyone been caught stealing off AJ this year?

  138. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    It is Jesus first HR to left field in 8 or 9 HR I think.

    But everyone from last night, lets keep him down on the farm, because it’s not like the Yankees don’t have a weakness against left handed starters or anything.

    The future is now, Brian Cashman knows this, and he will be up by Sept 1st if not sooner.

  139. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Phew.

  140. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Way to battle, AJ.

    Score some freakin’ runs.

  141. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    good job AJ

  142. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Pretty fortunate to escape that with one run.

  143. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    With guys on base the 3rd out of an inning never comes easy for AJ.

  144. m August 10th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    “Guns down Cantu”? Lollipopped him. :)

  145. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Good job by AJ to stay within himself! Let’s see if this team can get a gap double or two!

  146. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Minimal damage, but it feels like that one run is quite the hole when they’re not getting men home in scoring position.

  147. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Montero seriously could help this team this year – if he’s ready for the majors.

  148. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    one thing that bugs me about Pena and Cervelli are the fact that no only those two are poor hitters , neither of them has any power , zero power at all.

  149. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Texas in the playoffs with Wilson n Lee? We r in big trouble

  150. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    That’s not a strike. That was high.

  151. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Laird just singled and is 1-3. Eduardo Nunez

  152. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    “Texas in the playoffs with Wilson n Lee? We r in big trouble”

    Man up.

  153. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Nunez just went yard too to the opposite field.

  154. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Nynez with 2 run homer to right

  155. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Swing. The. Bat.

  156. Patrick August 10th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Cr9, you said the Yankees get very few gap doubles, is that based on you watching games or do you have data backing it up?

    Just curious because you might be right, the new Yankee stadium suppresses doubles and triples.

  157. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Gardner is a nice 4th OF. Granderson? Bench.

  158. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    i agree about lee, but not wilson. lets see him in a high pressure situation. this isnt it. they have a huge lead in the division. i dont see him shutting it down in the playoffs.

  159. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    The Yanks really need Gardner to wake up. He is taking called strikes way too much.

  160. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    did he not take the bat off his shoulder the entire AB?

  161. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    GB,

    that ball got out in a hurry huh.

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

    Rather puny compared to last night and this one had to go 375-390.

  162. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    forget gardner….. start playing laird in LF and get him and Montero up.

    Gardner is back to being Gardner, Granderson cant hit lefties regularly…

  163. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I’d much rather watch Montero than Cervelli.

  164. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Not a strike. The gift 3-0 call down low.

  165. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    OK, come on, Swish.

  166. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    And to think…there are some people who said we don’t need Crawford because we have Gardner. Let Brett be the supersub, or use him in a deal

  167. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Right now, the team is straight up not hitting. We may need a HR to score tonight, not sure this lineup can string something together.

  168. One With The Pinstripes in Colorado Since 61 August 10th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Sterling keeps talking about the “Grassy Knoll” in the outfield…..Is that the common term they use down there?….that close to Dallas?

    Speaking of the line-up and Tex missing, did GS ever tell the ballplayers to plan and have their kids in the off-season?

  169. m August 10th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    lol @ Wilson.

  170. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Cool, they have to take advantage.

  171. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Couldn’t this team use Jose Guillen? Let’s u sit Gardner or Granderson.

  172. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Yankees have to start making Texas pay for these fielding miscues.

  173. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    WTG, Swish!

    Come on, Thames.

  174. Carl August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Swish!!!!

  175. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Swish is da man!

  176. m August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Yay, Swish.

  177. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    just like that….atta boy Swish.

  178. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Crushed.

  179. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    YES! SWISH! BIG!

  180. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    #35 for Jose Baustista

  181. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    There’s your double to the gap.

  182. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Go Swish!!

  183. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I really wish that we could just hit a bomb already

  184. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    texas has 3 errors in 5 innings?

  185. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    “#35 for Jose Baustista”

    I’m really curious to see what he does next season.

    Rob Thompson blows.

  186. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Put Crawford in LF. Trade granderson.

  187. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    If Swisher runs him over, that ball probably comes loose.

  188. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    can we PLEASE GET A BREAK AT SOME POINT SOON

    what the heck?

  189. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Not the best send right there with Alex coming up. Wasn’t really even close.

  190. RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Out by a mile. What a bad call to send the runner..

  191. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Oh, Swish…

  192. m August 10th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Not good taking out Molina’s mask.

    Oh, well. At least we tied it up. Hold here, AJ.

  193. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Why didnt Swish just take a full head of steam and run him over? If it was to avoid injury, fine by me. Another decent throw and perfect scoop by a catcher. I guess I can’t be too angry with Bengie, he did have a cycle against the Red Sox.

  194. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Thompson. Jesus.

  195. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    “#35 for Jose Baustista”

    I’m really curious to see what he does next season.

    Rob Thompson blows

    ——————–

    Yeah, tough not to give A-Rod a shot there.

  196. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Swish should of been held at 3rd with Arod coming up. He is way too slow to score on a hit like that. Very bad call by the 3rd base coach.

  197. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I think Thames has really become a valuable offensive addition to this team. Great at bat by Marcus….2nd hit of the night against a tough lefty.

  198. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Running over the catcher is one of the stupidest things, IMO, that a baseball player can do.

    In almost 20 years of watching baseball live I’m not sure I can recall a single instance in which a ball has come loose from running a catcher over. At least in the big leagues.

    It causes more harm to the player doing the running than the catcher in full body armor.

    Smart play by Swisher, good send by Thomson. That throw had to be perfect to get him and it really was.

  199. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    i think the feeling is that they are not scoring a lot so they have to try when they can. although, arod would have liked the chance.

  200. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Molina has about 30-40 pounds on Swisher. Glad he didn’t run into him. Was swisher sent or went home on his own, with A-Rod due up?

  201. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Molina’s not going to drop too many and he was set up like a brick wall. Swisher wouldn’t have walked away from that one healthy.

  202. Patrick August 10th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Man some of you people are really fickle. Gardner is in the middle of a cold streak but he’s still having a great year. Great on base skills, great fielding, great base stealing, good average. Come on people cut him some slack!

  203. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Well, that wasn’t actually a double to the gap. It was actually a missed HR. But I’ll take runs any way that they come.

  204. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    at least thames is doing what he is here to do, hit the tough lefty. tomorrow, i say play thames and granderson and sit gardner.

  205. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    You don’t send the runner there unless its a bang bang play with a good throw with your cleanup hitter coming up. Swisher was still roughly at 3rd when the LFer caught the ball….not a good decision by Thompson there. You wanna give Alex a shot unless you’re sure he can make it.

  206. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    “Man some of you people are really fickle. Gardner is in the middle of a cold streak but he’s still having a great year. ”

    It’s his thumb.

  207. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    essentially, just more bad luck. a home run anywhere else in the ballpark goes to deep center and is a double. the same bad luck of bengie holding onto a scoop of a ball in the dirt, and then not losing it although the ball was close to being a snow cone.

  208. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    1990 Yankees:

    The Yankees earned the nickname “The Bronx Zoo” with their brawling teams of the late seventies. But in 1990, outfielder Mel Hall gave the term a new twist.

    “That was the year he was bringing exotic animals into the clubhouse—a cheetah or a panther,” recalled pitcher Dave LaPoint, who went 7-10 that season. “It’s weird when you come into the clubhouse and they say, ‘Don’t go into that room.’ ”

    “I think it was a tiger,” said Buck Showalter, then a young coach with the team.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....61230.html

  209. Lou-in-Vermont August 10th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Molina scooped that ball on a short hop. It was a good play.

  210. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    That is a FANTASTIC play by Gardner right there.

    People don’t realize how good the guy is defensively because he doesn’t make things look difficult in the first place ala Torii Hunter.

  211. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Mel Hall was a hole for the way he treated Bernie.

  212. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    # G-C August 10th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Running over the catcher is one of the stupidest things, IMO, that a baseball player can do.

    In almost 20 years of watching baseball live I’m not sure I can recall a single instance in which a ball has come loose from running a catcher over. At least in the big leagues.

    It causes more harm to the player doing the running than the catcher in full body armor.

    Smart play by Swisher, good send by Thomson. That throw had to be perfect to get him and it really was.

    ——————-

    Erstad did it to Estrada and gave him a concussion a few years back. It was pretty violent.

  213. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    ala Torii Hunter and Jacoby Ellsbury! LOL!

  214. hope428 August 10th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    WHY did we send Swish? I have the game on WCBS and it sounds like Robbie had no business sending him.

  215. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Christian Guzman is the doppleganger for David Ortiz.

    Guzman is what David Ortiz would be – baseball skill-wise – if Ortiz hadn’t used steroids for the past 7 years!

  216. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Mel Hall is in jail.

  217. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Molina all but called Swisher a pansy with his eyes after that play. You have to go into the catcher with full force on that play, no excuse.

  218. Count of Montefusco August 10th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I know this is a wildly unpopular stance to take on this board but here goes. Swisher is having a tremendous season and winning me over, but sometimes he still really just rubs me the wrong way.

    A big league player puts his shoulder down and runs over the catcher. Period. Failing that, he doesn’t need to start smiling at the catcher before he even completes his awkward somersault. Come on, this isn’t weekend beer league.

  219. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    # Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Mel Hall was a hole for the way he treated Bernie.
    ————————————
    childhood memories, Mel crushed one against Jeff Reardon on Memorial day afternoon to win the game …

  220. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    When did Bobby Meachem get back to coaching 3rd base?

    All kidding aside thompson is as bad as meachem was, maybe worse. Anyone has the number of times meachem screwed up by sending the runner versus how many this bozo has done it – with the guy who has 89 rbis coming up no less…

  221. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    “Molina all but called Swisher a pansy with his eyes after that play. You have to go into the catcher with full force on that play, no excuse.”

    Brilliant idea, so we can lose our second best player for a month AND not score that run just so Benji Molina can think Swisher is tough.

  222. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    If the bottom of the order was coming up then I would definitely send Swish. With Arod coming up you give him a chance to swing the bat. Swish just isn’t fast enough to take the chance there.

  223. Count of Montefusco August 10th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I mean, that’s the go-ahead run against a potential playoff opponent, and we’re clinging to a small lead in the division. MAN UP.

  224. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “childhood memories, Mel crushed one against Jeff Reardon on Memorial day afternoon to win the game …”

    I was studying for my last law school final that day with a 102 fever. Good times!

  225. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Maybe we’ll see Gardner or Pena bunt before the night is over.

  226. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    count of

    we cant afford swisher to get hurt. it’s best if he avoids contact with the Mammoth Molina and avoid any injury.

  227. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “A big league player puts his shoulder down and runs over the catcher. Period. Failing that, he doesn’t need to start smiling at the catcher before he even completes his awkward somersault. Come on, this isn’t weekend beer league.”

    No, an idiot who wants to go down for the season puts his shoulder down and runs over the catcher.

  228. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “It’s his thumb”

    Thumb isn’t causing him not to walk. He’s gone a season high 27 plate appearances without one.

  229. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Patrick-

    If you are still out there…
    Good luck this week. But not too much luck :-)

  230. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    # Count of Montefusco August 10th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I know this is a wildly unpopular stance to take on this board but here goes. Swisher is having a tremendous season and winning me over, but sometimes he still really just rubs me the wrong way.

    A big league player puts his shoulder down and runs over the catcher. Period. Failing that, he doesn’t need to start smiling at the catcher before he even completes his awkward somersault. Come on, this isn’t weekend beer league.

    ———————

    By these standards, most players in the MLB aren’t “big league players.” Not many players are willing to open themselves up to injury, even if running the catcher over might have worked. Although I find it exciting to see, I can’t say I blame the players who choose not to do so.

  231. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Rich, you are correct:

    “Hall taped ‘Mr. Zero’ to the top of (Bernie) Williams’ locker to signify that he meant nothing to the team. One day Hall nearly brought Williams to tears by saying, ‘Zero, shut up,’ every time Williams tried to speak. The more Williams tried, the louder Hall interrupted with repetitive chants of ‘Zero’.”

  232. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    ?Man some of you people are really fickle. Gardner is in the middle of a cold streak but he’s still having a great year. ?

    It?s his thumb.

    *****
    wait, his thumb made him look at a called third strike right down the middle of the plate?

  233. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    You cant run over Mammoth Molina. All you can do is get knocked unconscious by the giant statue.

  234. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Of course Mike Lowell hits a home run.

  235. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I can live with Pena but Cervelli has to go!!!!!!!!!

  236. Gator49 August 10th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    2 points…If Arod comes up with runners on 2nd and 3rd they are walking him…how does Gardner’s thumb prevent him from stealing 2nd yesterday?

  237. Gator49 August 10th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    2 points…If Arod comes up with runners on 2nd and 3rd they are walking him…how does Gardner’s thumb prevent him from stealing 2nd yesterday?

  238. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I would love to say “I just don’t see Swish plowing someone down, it just doesn’t seem in his nature” but I’m not in the guys head. I don’t know.

  239. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Rich, you are correct:

    “Hall taped ‘Mr. Zero’ to the top of (Bernie) Williams’ locker to signify that he meant nothing to the team. One day Hall nearly brought Williams to tears by saying, ‘Zero, shut up,’ every time Williams tried to speak. The more Williams tried, the louder Hall interrupted with repetitive chants of ‘Zero’.

    ———–

    Wow, never heard this before. I guess Mr. Hall is where he belongs, he sounds like a real gem of a human being

  240. Count of Montefusco August 10th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    CR9, G-C

    Playing in order not get hurt is a great way to end up getting hurt.

    Just play the game hard, the way it’s meant to be played.

  241. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Molina is 700 pounds if Swish tried to go threw him he probably wouldn’t of finished this game. He at least should of tried to slide around him instead of just giving up.

  242. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “A big league player puts his shoulder down and runs over the catcher. Period. Failing that, he doesn’t need to start smiling at the catcher before he even completes his awkward somersault. Come on, this isn’t weekend beer league.”

    It’s a kid’s game. I can’t complain about Swish, he’s been great for this team and he is having a great season. No complaints here

  243. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Rich and Tom-

    Where did you read that about Mel Hall and why is he in jail?

  244. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    “Thumb isn’t causing him not to walk. He’s gone a season high 27 plate appearances without one.”

    Hand injuries can have the consequence of creating some bad habits at the plate as a player overcompensates.

    I don’t know why he’s not walking, but I do know that Gardner hurt his thumb on June 8th:

    Since June 9th:

    .239/.360/.326/.686

    Through June 8th:

    .314/.395/.423/.817

  245. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    “A big league player puts his shoulder down and runs over the catcher. Period”

    A big league player does that and separates his shoulder then its not so great….they need Swisher.

  246. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    # Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Rich, you are correct:

    “Hall taped ‘Mr. Zero’ to the top of (Bernie) Williams’ locker to signify that he meant nothing to the team. One day Hall nearly brought Williams to tears by saying, ‘Zero, shut up,’ every time Williams tried to speak. The more Williams tried, the louder Hall interrupted with repetitive chants of ‘Zero’.”
    ————————————————-
    that entire episode or episodes sounds rather kindergarten ish.

  247. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Not a strike. In the inside batter’s box.

  248. Carl August 10th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    And now Mel Hall is serving 22 years for sexually assaulting a 17 year old. Everyone chant with me…Zero, Zero, Zero.

  249. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    That shorthop catch by Molina was impressive. If I was Cashman I’d offer a signing bonus to any of the Molina progeny as soon as they can write.

  250. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Yankee Trader

    It’s well known that Mel Hall used to call Bernie Bambi, and it took Mattingly to make him stop.

    He raped a woman, iirc.

  251. Carl August 10th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    And another one was 12. Disgusting.

  252. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    # Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Rich and Tom-

    Where did you read that about Mel Hall and why is he in jail?

    ——————

    I don’t know how to sugar coat this, he was convicted of sexual assault on children. Apparently he raped a 14 year old. He got like a 40 year sentence.

  253. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Leave it to the 2010 Jays. Beat the Yankees and Rays to help out the Red Sox. Then, lose to the Red Sox.

    We can see their first priority is not to hurt the Yankees, otherwise they would lose to the Rays.

    Their first priority is to help the Red Sox! Go 2010 Jays! Built with the same priorities as the 2007-2009 Orioles!

  254. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    It was a child? Wow.

  255. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    # Carl August 10th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    And another one was 12. Disgusting.

    ————–

    Yes, 12. Even better. Ugh.

  256. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Yankee Trader:

    Mel Hal raped a 12 year old girl.

    http://www.syracuse.com/poliqu.....d_for.html

  257. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Probably not wise on the part of the commentator to say “definitely keeping the ball away” as the strike zone graphic shows all the balls except the last inside at the exact same moment.

  258. blake August 10th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Kearns making his presence felt.

  259. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Kearns!

    Come on, Berkman.

  260. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I say start Kearns over Grandy.

  261. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I love the double, but not a gapper. Wish he would have done that with 2nd and 3rd yesterday in the 7th, but just bad luck.

  262. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Kearns has a quick bat

  263. Count of Montefusco August 10th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    We can all go back and forth on the risk/reward of bowling over the catcher in a 1-1 game, but putting that aside: what, may I ask, IS SO FUNNY about getting thrown out at home plate?

    Again, I’ve grown to like the guy, but sometimes it’s like thinks he’s on game show. This is YANKEE BASEBALL fer chrissakes.

  264. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Had A Rod taken his pitches, it could be 2-1 Yanks.

    Gotta win tonight with Lee tomorrow and Sox/Rays winning

  265. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Kearns has now earned Granderson’s job

  266. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Puma – Make a name for yourself now!

  267. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    Leave it to the 2010 Jays. Beat the Yankees and Rays to help out the Red Sox. Then, lose to the Red Sox.

    We can see their first priority is not to hurt the Yankees, otherwise they would lose to the Rays.

    Their first priority is to help the Red Sox! Go 2010 Jays! Built with the same priorities as the 2007-2009 Orioles!

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

    Dude come on – the jays just swept the rays 3 games over the weekend – if the yankees had beaten the 3rd place team without their 2 best players playing the redsox wouldn’t even be relevant right now.

  268. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    come on Puma, accidentally run into one please.

  269. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Carl August 10th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    And now Mel Hall is serving 22 years for sexually assaulting a 17 year old. Everyone chant with me…Zero, Zero, Zero

    ——————–

    22 years is the minimum he must serve, he actually got 45 years. Thank god.

  270. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Don’t do the 3-0 garbage, take your base, and we’ll see what we can do

  271. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    boston and tampa with the lead.

  272. Lou-in-Vermont August 10th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Pitching around Berkman.

  273. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Since the topic has been brought up, Brett Pedroia, Dustin’s brother, is a child sexual predator.

    A 1990s Patriots team raped a female reporter.

  274. SAS August 10th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Looks like Kearns is feeling more at home as a Yankee. Nice hit. Number 2 on the night.

  275. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the info on Hall. Attached is an article from NY Sports Jerk on Hall.

    http://newyorksportsjerk.blogs.....ldren.html

  276. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Oh, and Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens had sexual relations with a minor – allegedly

  277. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    MPF Lance Berkman = Awesome :-)

  278. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Nice walk Berk!

  279. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    That works.

    Pretend it’s April, Cervelli.

  280. Lou-in-Vermont August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Cervy to sacrifice?

  281. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    please pinch hit posada here.

  282. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    Don?t do the 3-0 garbage, take your base, and we?ll see what we can do

    ********

    umm cervelli, gardner and pena are up next – not much happening with those 3 (jinx)

  283. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Rich:

    June 8 thru July 30, Gardner = .281 average and .408 OBP

    If you add in the 9 games since 7/30 (read 6/8 thru yesterday), those numbers drop to .247 and .360

    A thumb injury on 6/8 probably didn’t cause him issues over his last nine games that weren’t there the previous 40+. He’s just stone cold slumpin’.

  284. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Forget my defense of Mel Hall. He’s a scumbag. I just read that he insulted Bernie Williams.

  285. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    We need a pinch hitter here….

  286. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    >We can all go back and forth on the risk/reward of bowling over the catcher in a 1-1 game, but putting that aside: what, may I ask, IS SO FUNNY about getting thrown out at home plate?

    Again, I’ve grown to like the guy, but sometimes it’s like thinks he’s on game show. This is YANKEE BASEBALL fer chrissakes.

    =====

    Ever notice what he does when he strikes out? Smiles, and shakes his head. As if he’s laughing at himself. Perhaps he doesn’t find the situation funny, but is his natural reaction when he feels he has erred. He’s not the smash the bat/tantrum guy. He’s a jolly person. He understands the seriousness of the situation in my opinion, he just doesn’t portray it.

  287. mick August 10th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Smart play by Swisher, good send by Thomson. That throw had to be perfect to get him and it really was.
    =================
    So so wrong!
    He was out by 10′, what does that tell you?
    The LF had the ball when Swish was touching 3rd.
    Arod was on deck.
    Thompson had done this countless times, he should be gone.

  288. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Oh- and for anyone who didn’t get the memo….

    According to Accuscore the Red Sox are officially longshots to make anything other than golf tee times this october

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....odds080910

  289. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    What kind of scumbag insults Bernie Williams and calls him a zero?

    As for his other actions, I choose not to judge.

  290. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    wow. wilson out in the 6th?

  291. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    The btm of the order is pitt pirate like

  292. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    1.18 ERA , pretty spiffy.

  293. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Bill D

    His power has dropped significantly over the period I referenced, right? That could affect how he’s pitched to. I’m not saying that a slump isn’t making it worse, but I think the thumb is a factor in his apparent decline.

  294. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Singleton said it was the right send. That Arod could leadoff with a HR and make it 2-1.
    How idiotic is that?
    He could have had a 3 run HR if he held him up.
    Prolly just playing contrarian to Kay, who got it right.

  295. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Cervelli or montero?? Not a question

  296. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    The problem with Cervelli is since May or whenever it was that he dissapeared he never ever gets a hit. A hit once in a while to score a run would be nice. At least Pena does get hits here and there to help. Cervelli just swings away at anything.

  297. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    CJ Wilson once again tiring as he hits the 6th inning. You wonder if he’ll be factor in the postseason. Innings are beginning to eat him up.

  298. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Kay is a BAFFOON. He can’t even get a chuckle out of Singleton. Is it true that Kay got engaged?

  299. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Gardner’s swing has been looking more like last year’s lately…perhaps some old habits creeping in. May be time for a tune up with K. Long.

    Find a hole Cervy…..

  300. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    5/29 ..2 rbi’s …two of those hits were infield hits…..

  301. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    YES!

  302. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    YAY for the Cisco kid!!

  303. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Nicely done by the kid.

  304. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    THATS A BIG HIT CERVI!!!

  305. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    YES! FRANKIE! Just take that level swing and it’s a base hit 40% of the time!

  306. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The May Frankie returns!

  307. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    yessssssssss

  308. pat August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I love when hitters make posters wrong.

  309. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    jinx worked :-)

  310. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Posada who?

  311. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I am very back to take back what I said..Thanks Cervelli…

  312. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    time to bring the lefties back in?

  313. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    That is what we needed….1 more for AJ, then Joba/Dave/Mo

  314. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Nice job by Cervelli. Thompson was aggressive that time and it paid off…..but there was one out and Arod isn’t on deck. Nice job all around.

  315. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Big time hit from Cervelli there.

    Now its time for Burnett to show he still can do playoff caliber stuff and hold down Texas for the next two innings.

  316. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Rich

    Can you ask Frankie to pretend it’s April more often? Seriously.

  317. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Well. We needed that.

  318. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    # Lou-in-Vermont August 10th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Pitching around Berkman.
    ————————————————
    LOL

  319. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    What the hell is a baffoon?

  320. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    >We can all go back and forth on the risk/reward of bowling over the catcher in a 1-1 game, but putting that aside: what, may I ask, IS SO FUNNY about getting thrown out at home plate?
    =========================
    What he was laughing at was Thompson for sending him.
    As far as bowling over Molina, that too is laughable, the guy has 40 lbs on him.
    Unless you do a Pete Rose on him and spear him, you will be the one who feels the pain.

  321. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    A blind squirrel even finds an acorn. I want Montero.

  322. DocTodd August 10th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    tigers are a heck of a team, huh?

  323. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Rich:

    Yeah, Gardner’s slugging dropped a little over that period. Not ridiculously so, but some.

  324. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    can Mr Thumbs come through as well?

  325. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    “I love when hitters make posters wrong.”

    Me too, although I would prefer that they do it over a larger sample size.

  326. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Francisco Clutchelli is BACK!

  327. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    That was high.

  328. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    That was not a strike.

  329. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Not a strike. Maybe that’s why Gardner has been struggling. Cheap strike zones!

  330. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Thats not a strike….thats way up….that crossed his neck.

  331. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    above the letters …strike 2

  332. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    “just slightly high” as in four inches.

  333. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    That was though….swing the bat Gardner.

  334. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Not a strike. Down and away.

  335. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    What do u know. Gardner K’d looking.

  336. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Gardner gets upset, and then does garbage. He really has regressed

  337. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    strike zone or not, he has now struck out in back to back ABs without taking the bat off his shoulder.

  338. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    On second thought, that was strike 3. But it didnt matter, he got cheated on the prior pitch. Instead of a 3-1 count.

  339. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    interesting spot for Cano here, he must have felt better.

  340. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Gardners BA has gone down 21 pts since the AS break…and he’s not getting on by walks either

  341. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    who has the most k’s looking this year gardner or nick johnson?…or carl crawford ;-)

  342. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Gardner should at least swing for strike three… it’s more productive.

  343. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Brett got royally screwed there, but he needs to swing once in a while to keep the ump honest.

  344. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    This could be selective memory, but the strike zone consistently seems very large when Gardner bats.

  345. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    gardy did squat down on that strike 2…

  346. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Gardner is pathetic. 2 straight 3-2 fastballs and he didn’t take the bat off his shoulder.

  347. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    He keeps striking with the bat on his shoulder because the umpires keep CHEATING HIM OUT OF AT BATS. They keep changing his ABs with cheap strike calls.

    He probably doesnt know what the Strike Zone is any longer.

    He probably thinks that the opposing dugout is also in the strikezone. And that wouldnt be far from the truth.

  348. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    gardner will have the large zone because he never swings.

  349. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    What a nice time to join up! I get home and turn on the television just as Cervelli brings home Austin Kerns.

    :)

    I guess AJ has gotten the job done!

  350. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Gardner seems to be in a two strike hole every at bat….go up there swinging

  351. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Keep blaming Brett Gardner, when the clear culprits are the umpires. They’re the only common denominator.

  352. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Come on Robbie

  353. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    He keeps striking with the bat on his shoulder because the umpires keep CHEATING HIM OUT OF AT BATS.
    =============
    Why don’t you stop that nonsense?

  354. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    cano must have had that 24 hour “we’ve got to win this game with cliff lee pitching tomorrow” virus thats going around the arlington area..

  355. ZMAN August 10th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Why don’t Kalish, Dan Nava, or Ronald McDonald get that kind of K-zone?

  356. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    LGY,

    It is, he gets a lot of high strikes called on him for some reason. Nonetheless though, he needs to take the bat off his shoulder. He hasn’t been able to pull the trigger for a few games now. I think he’ll be ok….just not seeing it well right now.

  357. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I really don’t get the argument that Gardner has regressed. He is not playing like he did last year. Far worse than he did.

    He is hitting .164 the past month. Even at his worst, he is not a .164 hitter. Something else is up. Could be the thumb like Rich said.

  358. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I havent seen a fairly umpired Brett Gardner AB in nearly 2 weeks. Probably why he is 2 for whatever.

  359. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    You know what Girardi needs to do is sit Gardner down and tell him the next time he turns back to the ump and questions a called strike he’s going to be taken out the next inning. It’s turning into a really bad habit. I don’t think Jeter has questioned as many calls in his career as Gardner has done in the last month.

  360. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    “I guess AJ has gotten the job done!”

    Some of it. Still more to do.

  361. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Cano hit it hard….almost snuck through there.

  362. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I personally like Gardner’s patient approcach, maybe Rich is right , he is hurting. I recall earlier in the year, Gardner was a menace with 2 strikes.

  363. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    More bad luck as Oliver knocks it down just enough.

  364. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    # CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Keep blaming Brett Gardner, when the clear culprits are the umpires. They’re the only common denominator.
    —————————————————————-
    thats messed up

  365. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Gardner is giving granderson a run for his money in the who’s playing worse game

  366. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    ZMAN

    Because they’re Red Sox. They were that uniform, the same uniform the umpires have on underneath their umpiring gear.

  367. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    # mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    He keeps striking with the bat on his shoulder because the umpires keep CHEATING HIM OUT OF AT BATS.
    =============
    Why don’t you stop that nonsense?

    ——————-

    Is he serious? I can never tell. Part of me thinks he’s trying to be funny or ironic. Or maybe I just hope that’s the case.

  368. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    It is, he gets a lot of high strikes called on him for some reason.
    ========================================
    The reason was that he crouched down for that pitch. Check the replay.

  369. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Great hit by Robbie, just unlucky. AJ will define his game right now. Big hitters coming up. Can he be the dominant AJ, or will he give it right back? This is the biggest inning right now

  370. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    ZMAN

    On second thought, I have seen plenty of Red Sox get cheated on balls and strikes recently. I know, that doesn’t seem possible. But Ortiz got cheated on 2 strike three’s against CC.

  371. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    gotta be that the umps are picking on Gardner….

  372. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I realize that this will start the whining for him again, but, Montero finished the night with a 3-4 night and the solo homer.

  373. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    I personally like Gardner?s patient approcach, maybe Rich is right , he is hurting. I recall earlier in the year, Gardner was a menace with 2 strikes.
    *****

    Well if thats the case then wouldn’t it be smarter to tell the manager that you can’t swing the bat instead of making feeble outs by watching pitches pass him by and hurting the team

  374. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    AJ better be on a short leash here.

  375. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Whether or not the umpires are biased against us or just incompetent for both teams on the field, Brett Gardner has not received a fairly or correctly umpired at-bat in 2 weeks.

    That’s the reason for his struggles, bottom line.

  376. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    He’s going to walk Hamilton and if Girardi is smart he takes AJ out directly.

  377. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Who cares about the 3-1 pitch. Garnder still hasn’t adjusted to pitchers throwing him fastballs early or late in the count. He takes more fastballs than I have ever seen a batter take. Pitchers always throw him a first and second pitch fastball and also a 3-2 fastball and he never ever swings. Swing the freaking bat already!!

  378. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    LOVING what the Orioles are doing under Buck. Just goes to show that a change in manager can make a difference. Note that the Yankees won the world series in 2009 and hadn’t won it since 2000!

  379. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    good job AJ. nice leadoff walk.

  380. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    4 straight balls…..it gets worse AJ you fool. Vlad, Nelson….

  381. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    4 pitch walk. Uh oh.

  382. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I realize that this will start the whining for him again, but, Montero finished the night with a 3-4 night and the solo homer.
    —————————————————————–
    he DH again?

  383. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I’ll pull a SJ44 at this point and say – gotta take him out if he gives up one more baserunner
    short lease here since we’ve seen this movie before

  384. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    CR9, do you think this is a global conspiracy against our Yankees, I noticed some of the umpires are not even from this country!!!!!

    Do you think Red Sox has a secret training depot for all these wolf in sheep skin?

    how can we ever combat against this inherent unfairness?

  385. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “The reason was that he crouched down for that pitch. Check the replay.”

    ball was still up.

  386. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Get the bullpen up…

  387. m August 10th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Good play by Cervelli. No harm, no foul. Errorless streak over?

  388. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    nice play by Robbie…that would have been an unbelievable turn had they pulled it off.

  389. m August 10th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Never mind. Kay says no error because the player doesn’t advance. Nice play be Cervelli. :)

  390. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    # blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “The reason was that he crouched down for that pitch. Check the replay.”

    ball was still up.
    ==============
    You checked the replay?

  391. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Maybe Josh Hamilton took out Jeter because he thought Jeter had drugs in his pocket? ;) I actually like Josh Hamilton, after meeting him a few times in FL.

  392. hardwired7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I wonder what yonkel21 thinks of tonight’s game.

    I guess he/she is too busy admiring his/her autographed Mariano Rivera ball to post here tonight, or ever for that matter.

  393. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Nice going, A.J.

  394. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Good play by Cervelli. No harm, no foul. Errorless streak over?
    ===============
    can’t assume the DP.

  395. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    good job AJ. that’s what you get for the leadoff walk.

  396. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Notice how Gardner gave Cruz proper respect in this AB?

  397. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    There is it…unreal….absolutely unreal

  398. m August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Murphy kills the Yankees for some reason. :(

  399. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Why he can never record the third out is beyond me.

  400. RadioKev August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Jesus Christ. You get past Hamilton, Vlad, and Cruz, and then give it up to Murphy..

  401. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Playing with fire leaving A.J in here.

  402. Gator49 August 10th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    so was it his thumb, or the umpires, that stopped Gardner from staling 2nd yesterday?

  403. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    thats what happens when you walk someone.

  404. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    should have taken the motherbleeper out after the 4 pitch walk – to a guy who had 7 bleeping homeruns….

  405. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Murphy has always been an outfielder that I wanted the yanks to get. The guy can hit.

  406. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    All of a sudden, we’re in danger of being just .5 and 5 ahead of Tampa and Boston. Lee tomorrow. Another lefty on Thursday.

  407. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    AJ BURNETT IS A MISERABLE MISERABLE PITCHER……..AFTER PASSING ALL THE BIG BATS, HE LETS UP A HOMERUN TO MURPHY!?!?!??!?!

  408. Yankee Trader August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I was just going to write that AJ got away with a bad pitch to Cruz and he grooves one for Murphy.

  409. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Just like everyone just said get this loser out of the game. That was a terrible pitch to AAA Murphy.

  410. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I wonder what yonkel21 thinks of tonight’s game.

    I guess he/she is too busy admiring his/her autographed Mariano Rivera ball to post here tonight, or ever for that matter.
    ================
    I thought CR9 won all the balls…

  411. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Okay – even numbered posts are for trashing AJ. Odd numbers are for trashing Girardi.

    The trashing starts…NOW!!!

  412. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    should have taken the motherbleeper out after the 4 pitch walk – to a guy who had 7 bleeping homeruns….

    __

    he walked josh hamilton, leading the league in hitting.

  413. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    way to hold on to the lead you just got AJ

  414. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I swear since the second I turned this game on about 10 minutes ago I’ve seen nothing but bad things happen.

    Don’t you just hate baseball sometimes?

  415. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    We got cost by the non double play, because of max effort from J.H. But all I saw in the 8th and 9th inning from the Blue Jays was negative effort.

  416. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    girardi? You cannot pull AJ everytime he walks something or gives up one hit.

  417. m August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    loser? Wow.

  418. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Now this game is on Girardi. He needs to wise up and learn that AJ and Vazquez are pitchers that are not to be trusted with leads late in the the game.

  419. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Typical AJ. Giving it right back. U could see that coming a mile away

  420. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Keep him in braceface….keep him in

  421. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    ok now take him out.

  422. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    AJ’s act is soo old already. Just like earlier in the game he made great pitches to Vlad then hangs a curve to Cruz and now throws a fastball right down the middle.

  423. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    The Texas pen still has a job to do. Assuming AJ doesn’t give up 6 runs here.

  424. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    “You checked the replay?”

    yes. up.

  425. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    And off come the wheels.

  426. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Now this game is on Girardi. He needs to wise up and learn that AJ and Vazquez are pitchers that are not to be trusted with leads late in the the game

    ———————

    it’s the 6th.

  427. NYY fan in NH August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Sox win.. AJ gives up a 2 out HR after the team gives him the lead. What else would you expect him to do? Never ever gonna be impressed by this guy.

  428. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Damage control alert!!!—Remove the pitcher!!!

  429. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    should have taken the motherbleeper out after the 4 pitch walk – to a guy who had 7 bleeping homeruns….

    __

    Late in the game? its the 6th inning

  430. stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    more clutch hitting by the yanks.. gardner is in a coma. the guy has watched at least 10 called strike 3′s in the last 1.5 weeks.

    aj did all he can. can we expect him to man up and be clutch? or be the loser he is and his record shows.

    aj going to implode now??? 0 for 9 yeaterday with RTISP and not much better today/….

    does arod know you can hit the ball to the right side…he has hit a ground ball to SS a ton the last 2 weeks…….

  431. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    He walked a tightrope all night. Can’t expect Burnett to dominate anymore.

    He can only put up servicable performances now. Again, with his fragile mental state you play with fire if you trust him with a lead in the late innings.

  432. m August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    No, what I hate is that people expect every player to be perfect and for every game to go perfectly.

  433. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Oops, it had already started.

    :)

  434. Yankeefran August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Oh man- another 2 out homerun. AJ has to be able to close out innings after 2 outs.

  435. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    he walked josh hamilton, leading the league in hitting.

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

    it was a 4 pitch walk – right after the team gave you a 1 run lead – with their AAA lineup going tonight…i don’t care if friggen babe ruth was up throw a bleeping strike for christs sake..

  436. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I can’t kill aj… He is what he is… A average pitcher who is basically .500…. I can kill the terrible contract he has though!!! Yikes he still have THREE years after this one!!

  437. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Again. This team is in huge trouble vs Texas in a playoff series.

  438. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Get him out, Joe.

  439. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    The little things result in big things! Thanks genius Kay. What Kay should have said was that Hamilton went in clean and hard unlike any thing he’s ever done in his personal life!

  440. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    This team is 100% different from last season. Michael Kay acts like the Yankees are a playoff guarantee. Lots of holes here, and aging players.

  441. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    IIOIIOIIO, he’s at 100 pitches, that’s late for ANY pitcher.

  442. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I realize that this will start the whining for him again, but, Montero finished the night with a 3-4 night and the solo homer.

    If that is a shot at me, I will gladly take it, because #1 I am a Yankee fan, and the only thing I care about is the team winning. I am huge Jesus fan been following him since the day they signed him, but I only want what is best for the team.

    We just strongly disagree about what is the best option for the team, and it’s my belief the best thing for the team is for Montero to be a part of it as soon as possible.

    A.J is making a very strong case that Phil Hughes is going to have to be a part of the rotation is the playoffs, he just can not get thing straight it seems.

  443. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Did he go? Yes he did! Thanks Kay-man.

  444. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    should have taken the motherbleeper out after the 4 pitch walk – to a guy who had 7 bleeping homeruns….

    __

    I agree but you said he walked someone with 7 homeruns. No he walked Hamilton, but still 4 pitch walk to lead the inning is inexcusable.

  445. mick August 10th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    “You checked the replay?”

    yes. up.
    ====================
    prolly would have been at the letters if he didnt crouch, is the way the ump saw it

  446. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Hopefully our D lineup can get to the Texas pen.

  447. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Too bad Jeter didn’t have time to step off 2nd and throw to 1st. Vlad was jogging to 1st and would of been out by plenty.

  448. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Vazquez and AJ r 5 inn pitchers. That’s it

  449. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    nunez and laird should get time in the outfield.

  450. Bring in the Goose August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Did everyone really expect AJ to hold Texas to 1 run through 6 innings?

    Pile on AJ all you want, but there’s blame to spread around.

    Gardner not swinging the bat.

    Arod looking futile at the plate recently.

    Yanks had their chances to tack on and didnt get it done.

    I’ll take 6IP, 3ER from AJ every time out, if he would do it.

  451. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Awful, awful job by AJ right there.

    He lost focus after getting 2 tough outs and just threw a get-me-over fastball to Murphy.

    If he’s throwing 93-95 he might get away with that. But tonight he’s throwing 90-92 and thats not nearly enough if he’s going to be throwing cookies.

  452. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    You can’t take him out in the sixth inning you kill your bullpen… He has got to man up and hold a lead for once

  453. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    # Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I can’t kill aj… He is what he is… A average pitcher who is basically .500…. I can kill the terrible contract he has though!!! Yikes he still have THREE years after this one!!

    ———————

    Paraphrasing the great Dennis Green: He is what we thought he was!

  454. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    “No, what I hate is that people expect every player to be perfect and for every game to go perfectly.”

    mel, didn’t you know that AJ walked the guy on purpose? Come on now! These aren’t spoilsports or non-stop crybabies. They’re there for the guys through thick and thin.

    :lol:

  455. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    This team is going to have major, major issues. They still have 3 innings left, but to me, they look like absolute garbage. AJ Burnett is a motherf***ing mess. Can’t wait to hear his garbage excuses after this game…..”1 pitch that got away…I had good stuff….It will get better”…..THIS TEAM IS NOT IN 2009 MODE

  456. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    “# GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    This team is 100% different from last season. Michael Kay acts like the Yankees are a playoff guarantee. Lots of holes here, and aging players.

    I think they’re guaranteed to make the playoffs but I’m not as confident in the team going into October compared to 09

  457. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    GoldGlove-

    Actually, I believe they have a 97% statistical chance of making the playoffs.

  458. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    3 runs in 6 for AJ is good.

  459. Cashman needs to go August 10th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    should have taken the motherbleeper out after the 4 pitch walk – to a guy who had 7 bleeping homeruns….

    __

    I agree but you said he walked someone with 7 homeruns. No he walked Hamilton, but still 4 pitch walk to lead the inning is inexcusable.
    ***********

    sorry for the misunderstanding – he gave up the homerun to a guy with 7 hr’s not the walk..

  460. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    “”CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    The little things result in big things! Thanks genius Kay. What Kay should have said was that Hamilton went in clean and hard unlike any thing he’s ever done in his personal life!”””

    Dude you got problems

  461. Dill Pickler August 10th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    What is the percentage of the time after our hitters score a run(s) do our pitchers respond with a shutdown inning? I’m guessing it’s somewhere around .00000000000000001.

  462. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    “If he’s throwing 93-95 he might get away with that. But tonight he’s throwing 90-92 and thats not nearly enough if he’s going to be throwing cookies.”

    Velocity isn’t everything but its important for AJ. He’s been 91-92 quite often this year and its not allowing him to get away with mistakes as well as he has in the past.

  463. Bring in the Goose August 10th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Alexi Ogando.

    Who?

  464. Jerkface August 10th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Gardner has had more than 115 balls called strikes against him this season according to pitchFX. Gardner is around 5’10 and had pitches called strikes higher than ‘high ball’ calls to batters 3 inches taller.

    Umpires call high, as well as away on him all the time.

  465. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    You can’t take him out in the sixth inning you kill your bullpen… He has got to man up and hold a lead for once

    ———

    You up against Cliff Lee tomorrow – who’s auditioning for FA with the Yankees being the top bidder. He’s going to bring his A+ game tomorrow. Girardi needed to steal this one tonight and let tomorrow be tomorrow.

  466. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I can’t really say it’s a guarantee for them to make it. Burnett, Vazquez, and Hughes are question marks. No one knows what Andy will be like when he returns. A-Rod, Jeter, Granderson, and Posada are having the worst offensive seasons of their careers.

  467. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    It seems like AJ gives up 99% of his runs with 2 outs. With guys on base the 3rd out of an inning is really really hard for him. It comes but usually 2 walks or 2 hits later.

  468. ZMAN August 10th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    # Dill Pickler August 10th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    What is the percentage of the time after our hitters score a run(s) do our pitchers respond with a shutdown inning? I’m guessing it’s somewhere around .00000000000000001.

    ————–

    That’s been a problem with our team this year. They rarely respond after the other team rallies late.

  469. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    i dont think we are in real trouble against texas…. losing by 1 without tex, posada and cano starting?

  470. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    bottom 4 in the lineup are 1/11….just about the same story every game

  471. Bring in the Goose August 10th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    This guy throws gas.

    With Ogando and Feliz, Texas will be tough to beat in late innings.

  472. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    # Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I can’t kill aj… He is what he is… A average pitcher who is basically .500…. I can kill the terrible contract he has though!!! Yikes he still have THREE years after this one!!

    ———————

    Paraphrasing the great Dennis Green: He is what we thought he was!
    —————-

    You know I never understood what Dennis green meant?? The bears are what we thought they were… What did we think they were??

  473. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I like Josh Hamilton! It was only a joke! Thanks, though, Ken. I appreciate the compliment!

    Too bad we cant get any infield hits like the red sox. they got 3 a game. we’re lucky to get 3 a week.

  474. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    And don’t count out Boston here. We let them live

  475. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    There goes Nick swinging at everything….looks like his AB’s yesterday.

  476. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    and Lowell continue to give the Sox big hits, bad hip and all….don’t know how they let him rot on the bench so long

  477. NYY fan in NH August 10th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    This years team isn’t close to the chemistry and magic it had last year.. There were walk offs after walk offs last year.. Arod a big part of that. I believe that Matsui, Damon and Melky has alot to do with why this years team has it’s struggles. Damon and Matsui were very clutch players and even Melky. Now you got Granderson struggling. Posada looking very old and Arod heading to the .250 avg area.. AJ is an albatross to this team.. Play with fire every time you put him out there.

  478. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Jerkface August 10th, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    Gardner has had more than 115 balls called strikes against him this season according to pitchFX. Gardner is around 5?10 and had pitches called strikes higher than ‘high ball’ calls to batters 3 inches taller.

    Umpires call high, as well as away on him all the time.

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

    And the sun was in his eye…and he had bad Chinese food…and someone stole his favorite bat…and….

  479. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    # Bring in the Goose August 10th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Alexi Ogando.

    Who?
    ———————–
    Ogando : You talking to me , err Goose?

  480. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    GoldGlove,

    What percentage would you put on the Yankees making the playoffs?

  481. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    # Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    # Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I can’t kill aj… He is what he is… A average pitcher who is basically .500…. I can kill the terrible contract he has though!!! Yikes he still have THREE years after this one!!

    ———————

    Paraphrasing the great Dennis Green: He is what we thought he was!
    —————-

    You know I never understood what Dennis green meant?? The bears are what we thought they were… What did we think they were??

    ———————

    haha, better than the Vikings I guess.

  482. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Hey remember aj throws pies in peoples faces!! He gets many millions to throw pies and give up leads

  483. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    *cardinals

  484. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Melky Mesa is 1-3 with a 2run HR two walks and his 30th stolen base and no strikeouts.

    His HR was 17, he continues to impress.

    Bradley Suttle is 2-3 with two doubles and two walks 1 RBI, no one is talking about him, but for a guy who missed over a year, he is really coming on over the past 6 weeks.

    He and Mesa are now both hitting .272, I am thinking that this time next year, Suttle is going to start getting a lot of ink, as he is a very good defensive third baseman.

  485. qiantom August 10th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Yankees are stuck with Arod, Jeter, Posada and they performance will decline, so it is going to be very diffcult for them be a better team until these guys retire.

  486. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    This would be a tough game to lose, with Lee going tomorrow and the Red Sox having their guaranteed victory over the Jays, and the Rays winning tonight.

  487. SportsGeek August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    The bad thing about that HR… Burnett got through the 3 tough HR hitters, and then let down his guard when Murphy came up. Unfortunate… He was pitching a good game.

  488. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    If the yanks play .500 ball from here on out, the next best team needs to play .620 ball to beat them out for a spot. Not gonna happen.

  489. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    This games over. I’m going to bed.

  490. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    “This team is 100% different from last season. Michael Kay acts like the Yankees are a playoff guarantee. Lots of holes here, and aging players.”

    The Yankees are a playoff guarantee – unless of course you consider losses during the course of a season reason to worry and doubt.

    The Yankees ARE a playoff guarantee. You read it here first Gold Glove. Well probably not first. So take that to the bank and feel free to come and see me if the check turns out to be a bad one. I guarantee it won’t.

    How in HELL did the Yankees manage to have the best record in the league with all of the holes and aging players? Must be a lot of smoke and mirrors!

  491. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    ouch

  492. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Keep tweeting and hopping around Nick…you stunk it up yesterday, you’re doing it again tonight

  493. NYY fan in NH August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    people on here raked on me for saying that Boston winning that game yesterday in a sense was a win for them in the series. Now they go out and win tonight and seem to be getting some momentum going. I’ll say it again, This is a 3 team race to the end.

  494. Yankeefran August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Tie the game!

  495. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I’d give it about a 65 percent chance or so. The team doesn’t have “the look” or the feel in late innings that they’re going to come back. I’d put money on this game being over right now.

  496. Mr. Sandman42 August 10th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    This is very frustrating, but I don’t completely fault Burnett. Yes, it was not good at all to blow the lead. Really its the same thing that happened to Hughes in Tampa last week, 1 bad pitch and that was the game. Overall Burnett wasn’t terrible. This one again is on the offense. They cannot seem to score when they need to, even if it’s not their A lineup. Gardner has got to swing the bat and not look at every pitch. I guess Granderson has gotten that bad that he doesn’t even face righties.

  497. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    “And the sun was in his eye…and he had bad Chinese food…and someone stole his favorite bat…and….”

    ——————————————

    And he is still hitting .280 and he still has a .377 OBP and he still is on pace for 46 SBs and he is still playing great defense.

    Hate on him all you want Bret the Hitman. Gardner is still having a great year.

  498. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    This bullpen is best in league. 3 legit power arms. Good lefty.

  499. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    >Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    Keep tweeting and hopping around Nick…you stunk it up yesterday, you’re doing it again tonight

    Yeah. How dare you go through a cold spell like every player ever in the history of the MLB.

  500. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    F**K THIS TEAMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  501. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Game thread really started heating up after Burnett gave up that homer.

  502. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    This team doesn’t have the offense of last yrs team.

  503. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Ogaaaaaaaaaaaaandooo’ed

  504. m August 10th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    trisha,

    Too much glum and dumb for me. You’re on your own. :)

  505. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    “I’d give it about a 65 percent chance or so.”

    ——————————

    Not even close GoldGlove.

    The odds of them making the playoffs right now sit at 90%

  506. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Texas is a good team

  507. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Not sure why….other than Cano, no one in the lineup is hitting over .300. Rivera hardly ever even gets in the game anymore.

  508. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Swisher has really been swinging at crap recently. Against Boston he swung at every curveball in the dirt and extended the strike by a lot. In the play offs teams really saw his weakness with curveballs down and in.

  509. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    “And the sun was in his eye…and he had bad Chinese food…and someone stole his favorite bat…and….”

    ——————————————

    And he is still hitting .280 and he still has a .377 OBP and he still is on pace for 46 SBs and he is still playing great defense.

    Hate on him all you want Bret the Hitman. Gardner is still having a great year.

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

    That’s right…by the end of the year…it will be clear that he’s not only team MVP but league MVP and all-star mainstay in LF.

    His below average OPS and unproven track record have made Carl Crawford, CARL CRAWFORD totally unnecessary.

  510. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    NH-
    Don’t bet on it. All three teams have holes, which means that anything different from the current status quo is unlikely.

  511. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    its time for yankee fans to stop using the ” we have the best record in baseball” line to make it seem as if we are playing good baseball. The fact is, we should be running away from the sox and there should be no doubt of a playoff spot. We could be in second place and only be four games up on the sox by the end of tomorrow. This years squad just seems so complacent…

  512. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Yanks win 100 games easy guys!! It will be interesting to see what is their playoff rotation???

  513. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    # GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Not sure why….other than Cano, no one in the lineup is hitting over .300. Rivera hardly ever even gets in the game anymore.

    ——————

    Batting Average is so obsolete as a statistic it’s not even funny.

  514. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I felt had AJ gotten through the 6th we would have won this game, and instead he may have cost us a lot….expect us to be 4 up on Boston/.5 down to TB after tomorrow night

  515. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Furthermore, he’s hitting .295 on the season, when his career average is in the .250′s. And he has the only RBI for the Yankees tonight. During a cold spell. Geez, how dare he not be Jesus Christ out there. Oh, and that game he stunk up yesterday? Would you rather he not catch that xbh from Lowell in the first?

  516. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    And out come the really classy posters….

    Did it occur to any of you that AJ actually gave a quality start in a KNOWN hitters ballpark??

  517. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Girardi should have managed this like a must win with Lee going tomorrow.

  518. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Brett Gardner has been one of the best players in the league this year.

    Carl Crawford is consistently among the most overrated players in baseball and come next year will be one of the most overpaid.

  519. qiantom August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Texas is going to be tough in the playoff, tougher than any team the yanks saw last year in the postseason.

  520. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    # CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    This would be a tough game to lose, with Lee going tomorrow and the Red Sox having their guaranteed victory over the Jays, and the Rays winning tonight.

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

    yeah, that’s why I don’t understand people claimed that 2-2 split with Sux was a victory for Yanks. As for now, clearly Yanks are a better team than Sux. And you split with them in your own park? what’s this victory about?

    They need to win every possible game in order to win the division.

  521. pat August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Despite not having a ton of walk offs this year, the Yankees have the same record today that they did exactly one year ago.

  522. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    its time for yankee fans to stop using the ” we have the best record in baseball” line to make it seem as if we are playing good baseball. The fact is, we should be running away from the sox and there should be no doubt of a playoff spot. We could be in second place and only be four games up on the sox by the end of tomorrow. This years squad just seems so complacent…
    *********

    With TB just placing two of their best starters on the DL?

    At this point the Yankees need to tread water and flip pages off the calendar

  523. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    relax Guys… its only a game! and still 6 outs left!!

  524. CBean August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    It doesn’t help that the offense couldn’t get runners in. When the leads that tight, any mistake is going to cost us and it was a mistake.

  525. GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    It’s the home record destroying the Yanks.

  526. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    We can’t count out Boston. They somehow keep haning on, and the Yankees have slipped for close to two weeks now.

    We need this win otherwise the whole division suddendly becomes VERY tight after tomorrow night.

  527. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    wow that was fast.

  528. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    If you would have told me you could have 7 innings and 3 runs from AJ tonight I would have taken that in a heartbeat. Just gotta get some runs here.

  529. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    “His below average OPS and unproven track record have made Carl Crawford, CARL CRAWFORD totally unnecessary.”

    ——————————–

    I’m glad we are now on the same page Bret ;)

    Judging Gardner on his OPS is stupid btw.

  530. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Has Michael Kay watched the yanks this year?? Is it that hard to believe aj will have a losing record??

  531. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    # pat August 10th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Despite not having a ton of walk offs this year, the Yankees have the same record today that they did exactly one year ago.
    ——————————————————————————————————-

    that is a mystery

  532. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Tabbert-

    Are you the team shrink? To hear any laypersons say that professional MLB players are complacent is a laughable insult.

  533. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    AJ comes out, and gets 3 quick outs. We are the Yankees, it’s time to string together 2-3 hits, and get 4 runs this inning. We need to finally get some big hits….don’t remember the last time we did that

  534. Mr. Sandman42 August 10th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    BTW, they’ve been a .500 team over the last 2 weeks.

  535. Mike_Boston August 10th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Does anyone know Cisco’s 2 outs with RISP batting average? I remember it being pretty high a few months ago.

  536. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    mel, thanks for holding the fort until now. I give you a ton of credit for sticking it out. Dumb and glum doesnt begin to describe what happens when the microscope gang prattles on and on.

  537. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I love that some people understand the natural ebb and flow of a season, while others just look at is as “barely acceptable and death from above.”

  538. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Regardless of what the board nitwits say, Burnett still pitched a good game against a hot hitting power team. He made maybe two mistakes.

  539. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    “# GoldGlove9486 August 10th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Not sure why….other than Cano, no one in the lineup is hitting over .300. Rivera hardly ever even gets in the game anymore.

    the Rays have Zero guys in their lineup batting over .300 and they’re right on the Yanks heels. lots of inconsistent offenses in baseball this year, the 09 team lineup blows this one away. hope this ’10 Yanks lineup is good enough in October

  540. Yank 97 August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    “It’s the home record destroying the Yanks.”

    Yep. An overlooked aspect… but we are 14-13 in our last 27 home games. When we are playing .500 baseball at home over a month stretch, it doesn’t give you much margin for error on the road.

    We let Boston off the hook when we had the chance to put them 9 back.

  541. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Guys Yankees will eat the bad teams on their schedule Alive… They win over 100 games

  542. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    When you are complaining about the offense vs 2009, why don’t you bring up how much better the pitching is?

  543. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    how can anyone blame AJ for this game? Pitchers should rarely lose games that they go 7 strong with only giving up three runs.

  544. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Got to love stat geeks. So batting average doesn’t matter? Go take a look at the top BA’s. All great players. RBI’s don’t matter? Look at top ribbie leaders.

  545. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    And I don’t know how 69 wins can be dismissed as smoke and mirrors.

  546. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Hmm.. An A-bomb from A-rod?

  547. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    “We can’t count out Boston. They somehow keep haning on, and the Yankees have slipped for close to two weeks now. ”

    Eric – I’m counting out Boston. Just thought I’d let you know that.

  548. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Regardless of what the board nitwits say, Burnett still pitched a good game against a hot hitting power team. He made maybe two mistakes.

    —————

    As a fan, it’s deflating to watch him give up the lead the half inning after we took it, but how anyone can say 3 runs in 7 innings in Arlington is anything but a solid start is beyond me.

  549. qiantom August 10th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Anybody agree that last year’s Angels and Philies are nothing compared to the Rangers of this year.

  550. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    “His below average OPS and unproven track record have made Carl Crawford, CARL CRAWFORD totally unnecessary.”

    ——————————–

    I’m glad we are now on the same page Bret

    Judging Gardner on his OPS is stupid btw.

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

    My mistake…Gardner is the next ICHIRO.

    I hope Crawford goes to the Angels or better yet the Red Sox.

    He’s sooooooo overrated.

    Hate to have him on my team.

    We have the next ICHIRO.

  551. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    “And I don’t know how 69 wins can be dismissed as smoke and mirrors.”

    My point exactly. It can”t.

  552. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Maybe girardi can pinch run for him

  553. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The greatest franchise in the history of the world, and games get broadcast on MY9.

    THere’s not even any reason for them to be broadcast on MY9. The Yankees try to help out New Yorkers that dont have cable.

    First, why bother helping out Yankees fans?

    Second, how many New Yorkers actually dont have cable?

  554. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks, A-Rod! :)

  555. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    Hmm.. An A-bomb from A-rod?
    *********

    Why- yes Erica, yes it is!!!

  556. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  557. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    A-Rod knew that off the bat. Can everyone settle down now? AJ’s start suddenly looks a lot better, eh?

  558. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Yeah. They don’t have a chance in this game. Nice call losers.

  559. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    a-BOMB

  560. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    A-Rod!

  561. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Keep doubting, doubters.

  562. xcv August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    about time

  563. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Clutch Rod

  564. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    And Alex ties it up…great swing there. He got beat on that pitch before and when he got it again he was ready for it.

  565. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    AROD :D

  566. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks CR9, I forget to mention My9 curse tonight.

  567. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Go Arod!!!

  568. One With The Pinstripes in Colorado Since 61 August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Sterling: An A-Bomb at/over the Grassy Knoll.

  569. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Arod!!!!

  570. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Frunk throw junk Francisco!

  571. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Wipe your eyes and stop sniffling kids. An overaged Yankee just tied the game. I know, you thought the game stopped after 7 innings. You’re thinking little league or something!

    :)

  572. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    it’s amazing how he is almost a lock late in the game..

  573. jacksquat August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Burnett pitched a good game. I’ll take 3 runs in 7 innings every game.

    And there goes A-Rod…

  574. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Wow, nice to see Arod and Cervelli reverting back to their old selves tonight.

  575. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    yeah AROD, nice swing!

  576. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Kearns doesn’t get cheated when he swings the bat. Calm down..

  577. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    by recent burnett standads, yes burnett pitched a good game.

  578. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Guys offense is down across the league not just the yanks.. Wh still lead the league in runs scored

  579. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Frank tank against the red sox Francisco!

  580. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Got to love stat geeks. So batting average doesn’t matter? Go take a look at the top BA’s. All great players. RBI’s don’t matter? Look at top ribbie leaders

    —————–

    Stat geeks? You’re just ignorant. The Yankees are 6th in the MLB in team batting average and 1st in runs. The Royals? Second in the MLB in batting average and 22nd (!!) in runs. OBP is a much better indicator of run scoring ability. The Yankees are 2nd in OBP, while the Royals are 12th, despite leading their high batting average.

  581. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    pretty sure F. Francisco got demoted from closer spot earlier in the year, he looks like a guy who wets the bed in a big spot.

  582. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    “Hate to have him on my team.”

    —————————

    Obviously saying we would rather have Gardner at his cost than Crawford at his cost, means we would hate to have Crawford.

    Genius. May be spending too much time in the ring Hitman.

  583. CBean August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    3 runs in 7 innings is not a bad outing.

  584. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Good job Kearnsy.

    That coach went a little crazy with the “Just For Men” no?

  585. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I’d like to see Girardi try to manufacture a run now with the bottom of the lineup now, can’t sit and wait for a HR so let’s see some hit and run with Berkman.

  586. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Arod’s numbers are down overall but he’s hit when it matters all season.

  587. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    Wipe your eyes and stop sniffling kids. An overaged Yankee just tied the game. I know, you thought the game stopped after 7 innings. You’re thinking little league or something!

    ———–
    Little league games are six innings long

  588. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Real solid night for Kearnes.

  589. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    A.J did pitch well 7 innings 3 runs allowed, I think he is still not going to be happy with that pitch to Murphy, but if he does that every outing, it’s an improvement indeed.

    Alex missed that 2-0 pitch and then shortened up his swing on the next one he got, that’s very nice to see.

    Curtis take off.

    Well not you don’t have to, but if you think you can get third, do it.

  590. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    for you guys that complain about michael kay being annoying you have no idea how obnoxious these rangers announcers are.

  591. Yankeefran August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    An awful lot of cheering for Alex in Texas. Sounds like a lot of Yankee fans here. Love how those kids ran after Alex’s ball. Usually opposing HR balls are thrown back.

  592. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Granderson might be useful for something today. I hope Posada is ready to pinch hit….

  593. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    why is Granderson jogging to 2nd there? Make Molina throw the ball to third!

  594. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    so gardner is down around .280/5/36. Melky was around .280/13/65 or something like that. so gardner is much better how?

  595. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Now time to get he lead!

  596. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    They really really really like calling this guy “frankie.”

  597. xcv August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    francisco pulling a joba

  598. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    wonder if Berkman has ever bunted?

  599. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Another big spot for berkman who is due

  600. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    “Real solid night for Kearnes.”

    no doubt. Solid AB’s.

    Good job by Berkman to move the runner.

  601. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I’ll take the advanced runner on the nearly well hit ball.

  602. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Puma just miss that one ,ugh.

  603. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Big puma just missed that.

  604. CB August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Alex’s last two home runs have been very encouraging. Obviously this one was enormous in the context of the game.

    But even more than that – when you look at the swings Alex put on the ball – they were two of the better swings Alex has taken this season. Those were vintage Alex swings. Very balanced, whip like action through his arms, right back up the middle and producing enormous back spin on the ball.

    The kind of home run we just saw Alex hit and the one he hit for 600 are precisely the kind of home run Alex hasn’t been hitting as many of as he has over his career.

    Very encouraging.

  605. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Arod’s numbers are down overall but he’s hit when it matters all season.

    __

    except for RBIs

  606. Yankeefran August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    A productive out!

  607. Erica in NY August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    MPF Lance Berkman = YAY!

  608. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Damn, he just missed that.

  609. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Real solid night for Kearnes.

    Yes it was, I have no idea how he was so bad for the Nationals the past two years, he was one of the worst players in baseball really.

    Good job Lance, now we need to get this run in.

    Jorge time?

    Nope, okay Frankie you need to get this one in.

  610. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    come on, just get the run in.

  611. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    See, professional hitters don’t get complacent. They just keep plugging away. Which is why they are playing and we are watching. Nice sac by puma.

  612. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    CISCO one more time!

  613. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    so gardner is down around .280/5/36. Melky was around .280/13/65 or something like that. so gardner is much better how?

    steals… You did not mention steals and on base percentage… Melky terrible on base percentage

  614. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    “so gardner is down around .280/5/36. Melky was around .280/13/65 or something like that. so gardner is much better how?”

    ——————————–

    That pesky little thing called OBP.

    Ya know that whole thing about not nearly as making as many outs.

  615. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    you can’t bunt this run in with Granderson’s speed despite infield in? Cervelli is an excellent bunter, guess it’s moot now.

  616. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Gotta put it in play here Cervy.

  617. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    contact please… dont strike out.

  618. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I can’t believe Girardi is letting Cervelli hit here

  619. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    “# Yankeefran August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    An awful lot of cheering for Alex in Texas. Sounds like a lot of Yankee fans here. Love how those kids ran after Alex’s ball. Usually opposing HR balls are thrown back.

    like that Bern in centerfield, nice touch to what looks like a nice ballpark. reminds me of a spring training park on steroids*

  620. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    great bat control there Cisco

  621. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Jeez he looks jumpy in there.

  622. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    # LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    “so gardner is down around .280/5/36. Melky was around .280/13/65 or something like that. so gardner is much better how?”

    ——————————–

    That pesky little thing called OBP.

    Ya know that whole thing about not nearly as making as many outs.

    ——————–

    I might have mentioned, yet again, that batting average is a terrible indicator of success, but didn’t want to be called a “stat geek.” You’re absolutely right.

  623. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    “Regardless of what the board nitwits say, Burnett still pitched a good game against a hot hitting power team. He made maybe two mistakes.”

    GB, simply amazing. And its led by the “a post per second” nitwit who sees spies behind every bush.

    Is it really possible that there are this many cry babies and worry warts or is it one poster using twenty different names so that all of his identities agree with him? This game thread is an embarrassment.

  624. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    “Alex’s last two home runs have been very encouraging””

    I think all home runs are ” encouraging”

  625. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Cervelli got that pitch because he laid off the outside pitches. Gardner, take note.

  626. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    damn, its time for gardy to step up.

  627. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Swung at ball 4. Oh well.

  628. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    uggghhh!

  629. Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Brawl in the Reds-Cards game?

    http://twitpic.com/2diw52

  630. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    It’s Francisco versus Francisco, and Frank wins. Oh well, Frankie put the ball in play after working a nice at bat. cant blame him there.

  631. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    That pitch just ate Cervelli up.

  632. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Cervelli cannot hit. U think montero hits a flyball there?

  633. Yankeefran August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Not a productive out!

  634. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Sorry, I’m not praising AJ. You have to look at the game in context; the Yankees had just taken the lead and the guy pissed it away. He’s just a mediocre pitcher……………Yanks have too many guys in the rotation that I don’t want starting in the playoffs.

  635. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Good job Cervelli. That was ball 4..

  636. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    single right here

  637. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Cervelli is toast

  638. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Prediction. Gardner ends yr hitting 260

  639. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    How many times are we going to have a runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs and not score. This is simply awful, awful.

  640. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    A big hit to break out of his slump for Gardner, perhaps…

  641. RS August 10th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Can we get another WP :(

  642. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Maybe Gardy will shut the doubters up here.

  643. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    he swung. i got the feeling he was going to swing no matter what.

  644. jacksquat August 10th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Wow, Gardner actually swung at a pitch.. two..

  645. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Another lost opportunity…

  646. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I said that Girardi needed to manufacture a run here and all he’s done is sit on his butt

  647. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Sorry, I’m not about to praise AJ. You have to look at the game in context – the Yankees had just taken the lead and he pis sed it away right away. He’s mediocre – that’s what he is; Yanks have too many guys in the rotation that I would not want starting in the post season

  648. qiantom August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    This is where we miss Matsui, Damon and even Cabrera. Just getting the job done.

  649. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    At least he made contact.

  650. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    # Tom in N.J. August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Brawl in the Reds-Cards game?

    http://twitpic.com/2diw52

    ——————

    Wow, I guess it’s no surprise after Phillips’ comments about the Cardinals and LaRussa’s subsequent rebuttal. That’s a fun series with a lot of interesting story lines.

  651. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    bottom of this order is terrible..

  652. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    he is dueeee

  653. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Just pathetic. Just totally pathetic. If this team had just hit some fly balls today we’d be up 5-3.

  654. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    guess not.

  655. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Right to the SS. the red sox put it in the hole and get an infield single. Us, not so lucky.

    Just another runner at 3rd with 1 out wasted.

  656. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    well, we tied it up. Bullpen’s gotta hold the heart of their lineup and give our big bats a chance in the top of the 9th.

  657. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    U get what u deserve playing two scrubs like cervelli n Gardner. 2 bench players that r playing way too much

  658. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    # Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Prediction. Gardner ends yr hitting 260

    ——————

    Fine by me, as long as his OBP stays up around .380

  659. Carl August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Gardner gets a pass though right? He starting in center just like you guys wanted. Hes been horrible since July.

  660. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    This is incredulous……man on 2nd, no outs….can’t get him in? No one….no Posada pinch hit? The Yanks just delayed this loss for them.

  661. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    i miss melky…

  662. Yank 97 August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    This team’s situational hitting is brutal…

    So is the bottom of the order.

  663. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Hey they tied the game take it!!! I guess they wanted to give posada a full day off… I would have liked him instead of cervalli

  664. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Why don’t the Yanks ever try the squeeze play in these situations with these speedy runners?

  665. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I didn’t care for the sacrifice for the sole purpose of moving the runner to third, only to have it followed with two easy outs.

  666. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    stop telling us what the red sox do… we are in first and they are in 3rd.

  667. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    U know who would have got a hit there? Melky. There is a reason he beat out Gardner last yr

  668. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    The big at bats always find the worst hitter in the order. I can’t believe that Posada didn’t pinch hit. he Yanks are really pathetic with getting a runner in from 3rd.

  669. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    This is a really good game by the way, regardless of rooting interest. A few lead swings and now it’s down to a battle of the bullpens for the bottom of the 8th and beyond.

  670. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “# qiantom August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    This is where we miss Matsui, Damon and even Cabrera. Just getting the job done.

    the MelkMan would have delivered :(

  671. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    # IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    # Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Prediction. Gardner ends yr hitting 260

    ——————

    Fine by me, as long as his OBP stays up around .380
    —————————————————————————————-

    got to get on base somehow to keep it there

  672. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “I said that Girardi needed to manufacture a run here and all he’s done is sit on his butt”

    I know. He did a good job getting a guy to 3rd with one out but then for some reason he neglected to give the sac fly or base hit sign. I don’t get it either.

  673. CB August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “I might have mentioned, yet again, that batting average is a terrible indicator of success, ”

    Yes and no. Not to get into some long discussion, but batting average is now both a wildly over rated stat in many circles and now through a strange backlash has become unnecessarily dismissed in other circles. RBI’s are similar.

    There’s this sentiment in the quantitative approach to baseball that there a “best stat.” In most other fields having more data – as long as it’s not endogenous – is generally though to be useful to consider.

  674. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Quit crying over spilled Melky.

  675. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    It’s going to be hard to win in the post-season with the way this team simply is not capable of doing the little things.

  676. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    How wasn’t posada pinch hitting there? Just bring up Montero

  677. Triple Short of a Cycle August 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Amazing how the Blue Jays pitchers look against other teams

  678. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Yankees are playing their hearts out tonight. Too bad girardi may have blown the game by not pinch hitting posada w the winning run on 3rd base. Cervelli bats against the hard throwing righty. Maybe posada was “unavailable”. Game can still be won though.

  679. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    could have suicide squeezed with the best bunter on the team, Granderson could have tried to steal home. With light hitting slumping players at the plate these are better odds. Girardi depresses me sometimes with his absolute lack of creativity. As long as Arod and Teix keep hitting those late HRs I guess he’s going to continue to settle into the same kind of complacency that gave Torre all those 1 and outs. You can’t depend on Arod having a magical post season every year.

  680. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Berkman is on his way to 5/30 & two of those hits were infield hits…..

  681. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    “CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    Right to the SS. the red sox put it in the hole and get an infield single. Us, not so lucky.

    Just another runner at 3rd with 1 out wasted.”””
    ————————
    Why do you always reference the red sox??? It’s weird!!!! And it makes no sense

  682. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    It’s really hard to watch this team right now. The game isn’t over, by any stretch, but it’s tough to watch them strand as many runners as they do. They’re not really playing very good right now, at least not with any kind of consistency.

  683. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Melky hit 1.000 with RISP last year. True story.

    Actually check that. He hit 4.000 with RISP last year.

    For real.

  684. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    U really think gardners Obp will be 380 if his BA is 260?

  685. jacksquat August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    Sorry, I’m not about to praise AJ. You have to look at the game in context – the Yankees had just taken the lead and he pis sed it away right away. He’s mediocre – that’s what he is; Yanks have too many guys in the rotation that I would not want starting in the post season

    You shouldn’t look just at moments. 3 runs allowed in 7 innings is a good start, especially against a good hitting team in a tough stadium for pitchers, on a night that started at 99 degrees.

  686. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Boone Logan is the reincarnation of Graeme Lloyd!

  687. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    big time pitching by logan

  688. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Big out by Boone Logan there.

  689. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Montero……bring him up and let him DH

  690. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    That inning was just so awful

    Lost yesterday and gave game away…..we better hit in top of 9th

  691. Trevor August 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Boone Logan is good.

  692. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    If the Yanks had 10 runs, no one says a thing about AJ . ( I’m not a fan of his )

    Swish stinks all of a sudden ( according to some ) Should have ran over Molina ! ( NOT )

    Berkman hits 2 balls hard and he stinks. WOW

    By tomorrow we should be 10 games behind Tampa, right ?

  693. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Good job by Logan.

  694. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    “Amazing how the Blue Jays pitchers look against other teams”

    Yeah they get one hitters with 17 strikeouts

  695. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    If Po was available and Joe didn’t PH for Cervelli, then Joe is an idiot. I don’t think Joe is an idiot, so I assume Po was not available………….

  696. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    melky may not have been perfect, but he did come through….

    the fact is, gardner would even be starting if melky was still here.

  697. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Melky and Gardner now sport the same career OPS.

    Gardner with the speed and OBP and run scoring potential.

    Melky with the track record for more RBI’s and clutch hits.

    But yes, it’s quite clear…Gardner is trending up into the HOF and Melky is trending down into the Sally League.

  698. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    “stop telling us what the red sox do… we are in first and they are in 3rd.”

    Total neuroses.

  699. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Jack, that’s just an awful job by AJ…….

  700. blake August 10th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Logan just made a really good hitter look bad. Amazing how much better he is this time around and its mainly because he’s throwing strikes.

  701. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Boone Logan is pitching great right now, for all of those Cashman did terrible this offseason, which I disagree with anyway, but don’t forget he came along with Javy.

  702. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    “Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    That inning was just so awful

    Lost yesterday and gave game away…..we better hit in top of 9th”

    The inning were they tied the scored!!! That could be the dumbest post of the night!!!

  703. Purenyyankee August 10th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    It is SO difficult to watch STUMP Girardi continue to show the world how CLUELESS he really is. It’s a no-brainer to hit Posada in that spot.

  704. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “Why do you always reference the red sox??? It’s weird!!!! And it makes no sense”

    CR9 isn’t really about making sense.

  705. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Melky Cabrera’s numbers with RISP and 2 outs last year:

    .213/.294/.328

    Clutch???

  706. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “# IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    This is a really good game by the way, regardless of rooting interest. A few lead swings and now it’s down to a battle of the bullpens for the bottom of the 8th and beyond.

    has been a good Baseball game.

  707. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    CB August 10th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “I might have mentioned, yet again, that batting average is a terrible indicator of success, ”

    Yes and no. Not to get into some long discussion, but batting average is now both a wildly over rated stat in many circles and now through a strange backlash has become unnecessarily dismissed in other circles. RBI’s are similar.

    There’s this sentiment in the quantitative approach to baseball that there a “best stat.” In most other fields having more data – as long as it’s not endogenous – is generally though to be useful to consider

    ———————

    Well you are absolutely correct about more data being beneficial, but I never could understand why batting average was a useful statistic, and in regards to RBI, why it was a useful INDIVIDUAL statistic. RBI is dependent on the players getting on base in front of you. It’s fine if you’d rather not get into a discussion about these statistics at the moment, obviously we have a great game in front of us, but I would greatly enjoy debating the merits of both at some later time. Most people completely shutdown when alternative metrics are discussed, and I would be very interested to get the perspective of someone who seems open to both means of analysis.

  708. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Logan’s looked really good against lefties. At this point I trust him more than our old friend in Detroit.

    He & Vazquez? That was a fine trade.

  709. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Come on Yanks, gotta keep up with the Jones… err, the Rays and RS.

  710. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I know it’s part nostalgia, but Matsui was so good in those situations that its tough to watch our guys now just fail so often in those spots. It’s tough to watch.

  711. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Failed again , are we just not capable of getting a runner in from 3rd with less than 2 outs?

  712. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Melky got us Boone Logan!! I’ll take Gardner and Logan and throw in Vazquez over melky any day

  713. Carlo August 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Can we overcome:
    1 – the my 9 jinx
    2 – robertson being mentioned as being so good in the pregame notes
    3 – logan too be mentioned in the pregame notes

    Lotta jinxes at play here

  714. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Can’t say enough about Boone. He’s got great stuff and he’s been throwing a ton of strikes. Maybe he should be tested against righties if joba and wood don’t do the job.

  715. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    our bullpen is becoming a huge strength

  716. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    The bottom of the order is so bad. They don’t make make enough contact to help the team win games. The Yanks put a really poor lineup on the field tonight and when you get a runner on 3rd you need to take advantage of that. Look at Tampa their lineup is not impressive but they have a ton of bench guys that can all hit and when they are put in the lineup they perform.

  717. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Great sequence of pitches by Robertson and Cervelli. Very smart pitching

  718. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    # Ace August 10th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    U really think gardners Obp will be 380 if his BA is 260?

    ———————-

    haha, no, very, very, very unlikely. I was just grouchy after being called a “stat geek” earlier because I don’t like BA very much.

  719. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    “Why do you always reference the red sox??? It’s weird!!!! And it makes no sense”

    In case you hadn’t noticed by now, weird is the operative word.

  720. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Amazing how many late swings he gets at 91 MPH.

  721. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    # LGY August 10th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Melky Cabrera’s numbers with RISP and 2 outs last year:

    .213/.294/.328

    Clutch???

    ——————–

    Wow. I didn’t remember that sort of ineptitude. I guess winning really does cure all.

  722. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Brett Gardner’s numbers this year with RISP 2 outs:

    .289/.413/.368

  723. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Melky won 6 or 7 games with GW hits and walkoff hits.

    So you can pretty much throw his RISP stats out the window and take on 7 wins to his WAR

    :)

  724. Jason22 August 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    DRob nasty….

    Lets go offense.

    Lets go Yankees……

  725. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    The Logan/Robertston connection is looking quite effective.

  726. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    edit: tack on.

  727. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Nicely done by Robertson. Very nicely done.

  728. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    cano with the game winning homer coming up

  729. joeman August 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I’ll leave you with this….Berkman is toast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  730. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Do people really miss melky that much??? I mean it’s melky

  731. hardwired7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    1.50 ERA .198 BAA @night:

    Robertson this yr (even lower now)

  732. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Ken Phelps….

    Yes, I’m pleased they tied the score…..they also had a man on 2nd with no outs.
    At worse, they should have been up by 1.
    Dumbest post? Hardly

  733. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Damon and Matsui bats were both tailored for Yankees stadium, they are proven big game performers and Melky has a propensity for big hits. But that boat has sailed . Do I have the same confidence, in Berkman, Granderson, Kearns and Thames, NO… but that’s just a personal opinion.

  734. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Prediction. Cano goes Kirk Gibson and Mo saves.

  735. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Time for the Robie Show!!!!

  736. Jerkface August 10th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    If Gardner and Melky put up the same slash line Gardner would still be far superior because he plays much better defense, and is a better base runner.

  737. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Brett Gardner’s numbers in High Leverage situations this year:

    .306/.424/.429

  738. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Man this would be a sweet game to win.

  739. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Yanks still have melky no Boone logan

  740. MG August 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Yankees win this game, Cano and Jeter will do the job or else they’ll win it in extra innings…

  741. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    # blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Amazing how many late swings he gets at 91 MPH.
    __________

    Agreed. Its has to be that he hides the ball so well that it just jumps at the players.

  742. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    COME ON CAN DO CANO.

  743. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    The Yanks can really use a 3rd catcher on this team and I am not talking about Montero. That way Posada can pinch hit for Cervelli or any of the guys at the bottom of the order and then be taken out of the game. Right now Granderson, Gardner, Pena and Cervelli might get 1 hit per game but they usually don’t do more than that. That puts way too much pressure on the top of the lineup.

  744. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Forget Melky – he’s not here. Brett is and he needs to get himself out of this terrible funk. I don’t know how the Yankees are where they are given how bad most of their lineup has been this year.

  745. pistol pete August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Girardi let Granderson bat vs a lefty yesterday with the bases loaded in a tie game vs Boston in the bottom of the 7th with Gardner on the bench to play cf when he should have pinch hit Berkman. Tonite with the game on the line he lets Cervelli bat vs a power pitcher with Posada in the dugout. Did I miss something, are we really going to let Granderson vs a lefty and Cervelli determine our fate vs 1st place teams late in games in a pennant race, please.

  746. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    LGY August 10th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    Brett Gardner’s numbers in High Leverage situations this year:

    .306/.424/.429

    “high leverage” never heard that expression before. I like it

  747. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful hitting by Cano. What a sweet swing he has.

  748. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    no homer but a single will work!

  749. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    What a great piece of hitting. Textbook.

  750. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Nice hit Robbie. Man, he can swing the bat.

  751. LGY August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Betsy,

    They have still scored more runs than anyone in baseball. And give up a lot less than last year.

  752. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Nice job by Boone and DRob! Great piece of oppo hitting by Cano!

  753. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    please play small ball Joe!

  754. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    “3 runs in 7 innings is not a bad outing.”

    Smart money says that’s a very good outing. It’s a quality start, it keeps your team in the game, and it is below the league average.

  755. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    good start.

  756. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    LGY, ok – but IMO, they score in bunches and then go through huge droughts; they are not a consistent team. I just do not think this is a great offense.

  757. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Betsy,

    Funk?

    What funk?

    Gardner is destined for the HOF?

    He has made Carl Crawford irrelevant.

    It’s been clear since the beginning of the year, he’s the next ICHIRO.

  758. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Forget Melky – he’s not here. Brett is and he needs to get himself out of this terrible funk. I don’t know how the Yankees are where they are given how bad most of their lineup has been this year

    —————–

    The Yankees are leading the MLB in runs scored, and are second in OBP. That’s a pretty solid offense.

  759. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    No thanks on small ball – I have no confidence that they would get the run in.

  760. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Melky= Dominican Grit :)

    I just enjoyed watching him play and doing the fratty dances in the dugout w Cano &
    Swish

  761. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Yuk.

  762. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    screwed as usual. more bad luck.

  763. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    wow, epic fail by jeter

  764. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Captain Groundout

  765. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Amazing. Just amazing.

  766. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    CANDOO

  767. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    IIOO, this team is pretty good at bludgeoning teams when they are on hot streaks, which isn’t all that often. They are terrible in situations like the previous inning.

  768. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    oh damn, what a unlucky dp.

  769. ericns1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Derek – take a 2 year deal next year – you don’t deserve more

  770. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    mike lowell beats out an infield hit, but jeter cant even beat out that, a double play in which the guy double clutches.

  771. Chris W August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Cano probably should have let the ball hit him. Not that I’d expect him to do that on instinct, but that was worse.

    Jeter is a DP machine. It’s really sad.

  772. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Feliz is lights out

  773. RS August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    People need to give Gardner a break. He’s second on the team in OBP, has scored a bunch of runs (on pace for 98), has more SB than basically the entire rest of the lineup combined, plays great defense, and costs almost nothing. As the #9 hitter he provides more than enough offensively and is really the least of the Yankees worries.

  774. Web August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Who didn’t see that coming?

  775. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Idea here !

    How about we forget about PLAYERS FROM LAST YEAR ?

  776. G. Love August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Girardi is having a poor game tonight behind the bench and I’ll leave it at that.

  777. pistol pete August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Jeter has to bunt there, please don’t take the bunt off.

  778. jesusmonterofordh August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    jeter needs to be drop, all he does is killed rallys

  779. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    i dont know how slow is cano but he should steal more …

  780. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    second baseman covers and its 1st and third with no outs.

  781. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    “he’s the next ICHIRO”?????

    really?

  782. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    so Betsy you still happy Joe didn’t bunt? The game would be over right now.

  783. Trevor August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Team needs to work on some fundamentals.

  784. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Of couse, Swish with the hit now. Arg.

  785. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Cano really is a terrible base runner. He always looks over to the plate and it really slows him down. He definitely should of been safe at 2nd base. Girardi is a moron that was a stupid play to take the bunt off.

  786. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I’m sorry, what was that about Swish again?

  787. Purenyyankee August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    POSADA???????????????????????????

  788. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    What SS leads A.L. in RBI’s ?

  789. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    “It’s been clear since the beginning of the year, he’s the next ICHIRO”

    Who is the ” next ichiro”?

  790. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    man just get and ab for Arod!!!

  791. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Maybe we’ll get a gap double to score the runner from 1st.

  792. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    With Thames #’s he should prob play more. Esp with the awful G Boys not being able to
    hit

  793. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    the game is lost

  794. G. Love August 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Bret,

    Nice. Taking shots at a guy who in the 1st half of the season was one of only 3 players on this team to show up offensively.

    If it weren’t for Gardner and the offense he provided early on we’d be in 3rd place right now.

  795. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Cano slowed to avoid ball !

  796. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Just a line drive that rolls all the way to the wall……………………………………………………………………..

  797. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    :i dont know how slow is cano but he should steal more …”

    He’s not slow at all. He just doesn’t have the instincts for it.

  798. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Would have been 3-1 to get Alex to the plate.

  799. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Posada must really not be available if he isn’t pinch hitting for Thames here. Thames can’t hit a righty with heat and a breaking ball.

  800. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Joba for the 9th?

  801. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Thames here ?

  802. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Posada’s really in bad shape…………LOL imagine Cervelli having to catch in the post-season.

  803. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    What? That was at his ankle!

  804. Ken Phelps August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Tough 3-2 pitch there

  805. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Two words. Jose guillen.

  806. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Borderline call there.

  807. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Just throws a breaking ball for a strike and it’s taken.

  808. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    G. Love,

    Taking shots?

    I took my fair share for wanting to sell high on Gardner.

  809. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Embarassing.

  810. G. Love August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Is the home plate umpire trying to get punched in the mouth tonight?

  811. Web August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Why is everyone looking for a walk?

  812. Chris W August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Well that was a…generous call. No, the word I’m looking for is *terrible*.

  813. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    the rangers and their fans and these broadcasters act as if this is game 7 of the ALCS.

  814. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Of course not ! Thames is not a plus to this team, period !

  815. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    TIME TO TRASH THAMES!!!

  816. Keeb13r August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Is no one capable of getting a hit in the late innings to extend a rally? I’m sorry, I believe we only hit solo homeruns.

  817. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Man ! next time please bunt Jeter!

  818. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Low out of the zone, maybe too close to take tho. Damn that double play could hurt.

  819. CB August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    “but I never could understand why batting average was a useful statistic, and in regards to RBI, why it was a useful INDIVIDUAL statistic. RBI is dependent on the players getting on base in front of you.”

    I’d be happy to discuss it later. The game is such that I’d prefer not to do it here.

    But to make a long story short the value of batting average can be obfuscated in strictly context neutral methods. Basehits matter. For a concrete example of this consider what Nick Swisher has done this year vs. last year. Or take an in context situation – man on second with one out. Who would you rather have up at the plate – Cano and Utley (this is assuming the Cano we are seeing this season is the matured Cano who has achieved a new equilbrium position.). I personally would take Cano because I’d much rather have the increased probability of a hit vs. the walk.

    Regarding RBI’s there’s this dualism created with RBI’s wrongly considered by “traditionalists” to be a purely individual stat. Conversely there’s a notion that an RBI is purely a “team” stat and therefore “meaningless.” A more balanced view is a variance view where one could attribute different proportions of the variance for RBI’s to different actors. It’s not a particularly difficult way to think about it or to do the analysis using standard modeling methods for example. In an indirect way win probability does something similar.

    And on the whole, I personally don’t understand the idea of throwing away data unless it’s truly endogenous and in turn can become misleading. I also don’t get the whole notion of the “best” stat argument or the search for the single “best” stat that should be used at the cost of all others. This argument is both conceptually and operationally flawed.

    It’s a multidimensional game – using one stat while crowding out others often serves to falsely simply the game, IMO.

  820. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    It’s a disgrace that this Ranger ballpark is more consistently loud than Yankee stadium.

  821. Purenyyankee August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Let me say it again….STUMP Girardi has no clue. PLEASE take the Cubs job.

  822. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Bret, what’s sad is that you couldn’t be happier that Gardner is struggling right now.

    He’s fine and will bounce back soon.

  823. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Can’t even make a quality out this game.

  824. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Gee, this team better wake up real soon. It’s mid-August, teams are closing on us…..and we cannot hit.

  825. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Let Robertson pitch this

  826. Yank 97 August 10th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    We can thank Captain DP for that

    The pen is also very thin tonight. Mitre and Gaudin are really the only ones who are fresh

  827. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    “the rangers and their fans and these broadcasters act as if this is game 7 of the ALCS”

    Not unlike some people on this blog.

  828. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I’m not sure if that was a hit and run or not by Jeter but certainly looked like it….if they took the bunt off and that was the call then Jeter executed it perfectly…..Texas just switched up the coverage and it backfired. Looked like a hit and run.

  829. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I’m not going to trash a guy who has two walk off HR’s for us.

  830. Bret The Hitman August 10th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    G-C,

    What is sad is getting attacked for stating an opinion.

  831. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    LOL imagine Cervelli having to catch in the post-season.

    ——–

    Cervelli was the catcher when Robertson got out of that bases loaded 0 out jam. I think he’d do just fine.

  832. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    that was a fair strike 3 on Thamesie

  833. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Robertsons problem? Too many walks

  834. Carlo August 10th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    CR – I wouldn’t call not bunting a pitch that was tailor made to be bunted down the first base line only to then hit a limp grounder for a double play, unlucky. I would call it not bunting when a guy who hits way too many limp grounders.

  835. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    That was a terrible cal.

  836. G. Love August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Bret,

    So you’re happy and feel vindicated that he’s slumping?

    He still has contributed more this season than most of the guys in the everyday lineup and more than Melky ever did in a season here.

  837. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Yeah, ok…….you want Cervelli in the lineup in the post-season?

  838. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    How the heck do u walk the leadoff hitter in a tie game?

  839. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I’ll bet Cantu gets the bunt down.

  840. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Nobody should be attacked for stating an opinion.

    The only person worthy of being attacked is the one that devalues the entire career of Jorge Posada.

    No gift 3-1 call for DRob.

  841. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    This strike zone moves a bit tonight. I guess Washington was sharing his stash with the ump.

  842. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Same pitch but, you know, MORE in the strike zone and it’s ball four.

  843. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Call.

  844. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Keeping in DRob…..never really a 2 inning pitcher. Surprising.

  845. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    The Yanks deserve to lose this game and they probably will anyway. They blew 3 very big chances in this game. With the infield back Berkman can’t make contact, Cervelli can’t hit a sac fly and then taking the bunt off. They are so unfundamental it’s really bad.

  846. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Why does Micheal Kay pronounce the word “Huge” as “Yuge”… Can’t walk the leadoff guy.

  847. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    as usual, the strike zone shrinks when the yankees are pitching.

  848. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Cantu executes the bunt. Why can’t anyone on the Yanks do that?

  849. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Bad call. But if they lose, they can’t blame anyone but themselves. They offense has been, for the most part, absolutely wretched for the last three series.

  850. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Molina ends it. I’d be shocked if we get out of this inning. Shocked.

  851. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    besides rivera, who would you want in there right now besides robertson?

  852. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Be sinful to int walk a guy with a 290 obp

  853. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    strike zone always shrinks when the yankees are pitching, but none of those calls in the Murphy at bat were wrong.

  854. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Betsy, the post season is mostly about pitching, defense, moving runners and timely hitting. Four areas where Cervelli can help a team.

  855. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Of course Texas can get the bunt down. I would love to know what Girardi was thinking taking the bunt off.

  856. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Come on D-Rob. Settle.

  857. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    The Yankees have played like garbage for awhile now……………

  858. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Thames has given up as much as he helped !

  859. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Robertson is a 1 inning pitcher but Joba meatballs isn’t available today so Girardi is trying to extend Robertson here which will probably fail.

  860. jacksquat August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    A bunt to advance the potential winning run. Fancy that…

  861. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Hopefully Girardi heads to Chicago after this season. Anyone would be better.

  862. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Hopefully Girardi heads to Chicago after this season. Anyone would be better.

  863. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Jim, I couldn’t disagree more…………..

    Yankees suck at fundamentals.

  864. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I really wish Chad would update more. Pete was great at that

  865. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    close games are about executing simple plays.

  866. hardwired7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    the move here if you’re Texas is pinch run a speedster to steal 3rd, imo

    I’m glad Washington doesn’t agree (or have the necessary pinch runner)

  867. Carlo August 10th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    For people to look at our lineup and not think we have some real problems is naïve. Yes, we have scored a ton of runs this year, but the fact is, this lineup has had more and more automatic outs infused into it as the season has progressed.

    Jeter is having a horrid year in a lineup spot where a productive player is very useful.
    Garnder cooling off.
    Granderson – abysmal baseball player
    Posada plays occassionally
    Cervelli auto out when posada sits
    Berkman is a shell of not just his old self, he is a shell of rondell white at this point

  868. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Who would want to manage the Cubs over the yanks?

  869. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Molina can hit….no walk him intentionally, DP Guzman?

  870. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    WHERE THE >>>>> WAS THAT PITCH????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/

  871. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Where the heck was that pitch?

  872. Web August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Wow. Strike zone?

  873. Andres from Peru August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I bet Girardy will say ” I liked the Matchup with jeter…” but hey its only 1 game…

  874. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I remember Mo’s major blowsaves all began with leadoff walk.

  875. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Cheated again. OVER AND OVer AND OVER AGAIN

  876. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    The lineup isn’t that good. Certainly not as good as last yr

  877. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    That pitch was a strike. Molina would of got that pitch called a strike if his pitcher threw it.

  878. Jerkface August 10th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Cervelli isn’t good at defense, fundamentals, or hitting.

  879. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Leadoff walks will kill you.

  880. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    too bad Marte wasn’t healthy right now.

  881. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I’m starting to get Shermans thing about Grandersons awful reads in CF

  882. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Come on, hold ‘em, don’t fold ‘em.

  883. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Yankees or ST prolly leads the league in mound meetings.

  884. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    2 outs, do not let this rookie get a walkoff hit

  885. Bring in the Goose August 10th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Does Molina wear a lifejacket under his jersey?

    Or, like a couple of them?

  886. 57ryank August 10th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    How the heck do u walk the leadoff hitter in a tie game?

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

    4 balls !

  887. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Just attack the guy.

  888. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    There’s a loudmouthed lady in a red Texas jersey behind home plate.

    I’d like to punch her in the head. Repeatedly.

  889. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Mariano is going to be pitching with the bases loaded isn’t he?

  890. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    This is idiotic. Throw your book away Joe.

  891. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Great, an infield single or bunt single will win the game with Andrus up.

  892. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    What is the point of this? Andrus is a good hitter and might even lay down a bunt.

  893. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    The Straw -

    In case you hadn’t picked it up, any posts of mine that appeared to depracate the Yankees were purely facetious. I have been attempting to point out how pathetic and lame this game thread is when posters are constantly bellyaching over each and every frickin play and whining and complaining about the team, despite their being in first place and having done a hell of a job this season.

    How lame do you have to be when all you can do is blitch about every little thing that happens in a game and cry about splitting a series with a team that’s in third place – meaning that team didn’t pick up any games on your team? For cripes sake, it’s a frickin game in the course of a long season. The Yankees losing a game to another first-place team with 49 games left isn’t reason to go and put the end-of-the-season shotgun to your head! Though it would probably be merciful if a lot of the complainers here did just that.

    Just amazing.

  894. CB August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Girardi is really playing platoon matchup baseball here. Let’s hope it works. That was a rookie up there in a huge spot.

  895. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I’m calling a bunt

  896. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Why do some pitchers make intentional walks look so risky? Cervelli had to move a lot to catch those balls.

  897. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    This is Girardi’s stupidest managerial move of the year.

    Are you KIDDING ME?

  898. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    here comes the real Elvis.

  899. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Just thinking the same, GB.

  900. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    But to make a long story short the value of batting average can be obfuscated in strictly context neutral methods. Basehits matter. For a concrete example of this consider what Nick Swisher has done this year vs. last year. Or take an in context situation – man on second with one out. Who would you rather have up at the plate – Cano and Utley (this is assuming the Cano we are seeing this season is the matured Cano who has achieved a new equilbrium position.). I personally would take Cano because I’d much rather have the increased probability of a hit vs. the walk.

    ——————-

    Without going into much detail at the moment, I will say that there is no debate that “hits” matter, why batting average seems an ineffective measure of a batter’s worth is because there are better stats to measure the likelihood of success in the situation you describe. A stat like ISO, or isolated power (slugging percentage – batting average), aims to remove one base hits from the measure of hitter’s worth, mainly because singles are often a result of luck (i.e. slow rollers through the infield, infield singles, balls through the shift), and focus on the doubles, triples, and home runs. This, combined with OBP, measures the batter’s ability to get on base, and with ISO, move runners over, the fundamental processes involved in creating runs. In sort, the criticism of batting average is not a result of “stat heads” devaluing hits, but relying on more effective metrics of evaluating a hitter’s chance at success.

    This may be completely unintelligible, and again, is best discussed at a time where the game doesn’t hang in the balance.

  901. Tar August 10th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    regardless of the outcome, this has been a fun game to watch.

  902. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    IBB a rookie to pitch to an all-star.

  903. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    # Tar August 10th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    regardless of the outcome, this has been a fun game to watch.

    ———————–

    Truly a wonderful game.

  904. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Why couldnt they just ring Andrus up cheaply like they would us???????????

  905. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    No Strike?

  906. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I think I like watching the Yankees blow out the other team better.

    Come on D-Rob. You can do it. YES!

  907. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    CLUTCH

  908. Trevor August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Whew!

  909. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great job DRob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  910. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    D rob really has to cut down the walks

  911. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Wow, great job by Robertson. He’s really come into his own.

  912. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    oh my god, what a game.

    We got life, for now.

  913. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Heart… commence…. beating….again…

  914. Web August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    DRob!!!!!!!

  915. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    ok… to the 10th.

  916. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I guess that’s why he is the manager. Happy to be wrong.

  917. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I don’t care that Robertson got out of that jam.

    That was, IMO, ridiculous over-managing from Joe.

  918. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Dave Robertson has some serious guts. Hudini!

  919. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    man….I didn’t like that move but it worked. I’d almost always rather face the cold pinch hitter than the leadoff hitter….it worked though.

  920. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Free baseball, folks.

    That was some gutsy pitching by Robertson. Really, really good job.

  921. CB August 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Dave Robertson is a real good pitcher. He really is. He’s got very good stuff, he’s aggressive and he stays collected in big spots.

    He’s better than many closers.

  922. G. Love August 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Robertsen has been excellent. He’s a weapon.

  923. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    They got the check swing right. Andrus held up.

    Nice night for Robertson.

  924. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    DRob has some grit, he doesn’t give in.

  925. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    —————————————————
    what’s Cervelli and Pena’s ISO respectively?

  926. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    # Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I think I like watching the Yankees blow out the other team better.

    Come on D-Rob. You can do it. YES!

    ——————-

    I really don’t. I find myself enjoying these close games so much more. Although I’m slightly ashamed of saying this, when we’re up big, I find myself hoping for the other team to score a few runs to make things interesting.

  927. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Nice comeback by Robertson. But he must, MUST cut the walks down if he wants to permanently lock down the 8th inning role.

  928. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Joe got lucky…………………..

  929. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    ARod/Kearns/Berkman…one of those 3 is hitting a homer…..place your bets folks

  930. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    This is where I don’t understand Girardi. D-rob/Logan/Rivera are unhittable these days. If Joe was willing to waste D-Rob on two innings after the game was tied, why not waste him on two inning when Burnett tired in the 6th. Baffles me.

  931. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    “regardless of the outcome, this has been a fun game to watch.”

    ———————–

    “Truly a wonderful game.”

    God bless the truly rational, intelligent, and objective faction of this game thread, small though it may be.

  932. RS August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Nice to see Robertson’s ERA dip below 4.00. I remember when it was over 16.00

  933. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    The Yanks are really running out of good bullpen arms. Joba isn’t available, Mo probably won’t pitch unless they get a lead. I guess Gaudin is next.

  934. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Not sure that I agree with Girardi’s call, but, it was a gutsy move none the less.

  935. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    # Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    —————————————————
    what’s Cervelli and Pena’s ISO respectively?

    —————

    Trying to be cute?

  936. hardwired7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I have no problems w/this ump calling the high strike tonight

    it’s about time one of them had the cajones to do it

    (if you’re following pitch f/x, he’s doing a very good job so far tonight)

  937. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I’ll tell you if it’s a wonderful game after the results are in…………

  938. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    It’d be nice if Grandy hit naother big one for us.

  939. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Worst signing? Nick J. Best? Vlad. Just think we really could have had him

  940. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Or not.

  941. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    1 pitch Curtis…..sucks

  942. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    “I really don’t. I find myself enjoying these close games so much more. Although I’m slightly ashamed of saying this, when we’re up big, I find myself hoping for the other team to score a few runs to make things interesting”

    Wow. I feel the same way! And I’m not ashamed to admit that I want the other team to score a few runs. I’m well on the record for hating blow outs, no matter which team is winning.

  943. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Nice 1 pitch AB Grandy!

  944. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    glad to see guys working the count!

  945. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    2 quick outs

  946. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Grandy is a real tough out. Sarcasm.

  947. Bill D August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Little surprised to see Feliz again.

  948. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Home state heroics….Come On Down!

  949. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Maybe the Yanks can fly Tex there just to get 1 at bat. Kearns had really good swings today and of course he was taken out of the game for Granderson the disaster. Who just had a totally useless at bat.

  950. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    THis might be Puma’s first HR here. Usually, new Yankees come through on the road with the big hits.

  951. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Trisha- I agree. It’s one thing to be critical of a move here or there, but I am baffled by people who question the heart and desire if these guys. I also don’t understand why they want to look at the process more than the end result. Results are what matter, not how you got there.

  952. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    # Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Worst signing? Nick J. Best? Vlad. Just think we really could have had him
    **************************************

    Vlad is hitting below .150 in his last 20 games. Just sayin’.

  953. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    wow. what an inning. great job offense. 7 pitches? 8?

  954. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    heart of the rangers lineup coming up

  955. jesusmonterofordh August 10th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    yanks need a bat. montero needs to come up.

  956. Trevor August 10th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Easy inning…

  957. Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    # IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    # Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    —————————————————
    what’s Cervelli and Pena’s ISO respectively?

    —————

    Trying to be cute?
    ———————
    nah, too lazy to google.

  958. jackamir August 10th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Enter the sandman!!!!!!

  959. pat August 10th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    It’s Mo time.

  960. hardwired7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Grandy is a real tough out.

    /S

    —————–

    ftfy

  961. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    “I really don’t. I find myself enjoying these close games so much more. Although I’m slightly ashamed of saying this, when we’re up big, I find myself hoping for the other team to score a few runs to make things interesting”

    Wow. I feel the same way! And I’m not ashamed to admit that I want the other team to score a few runs. I’m well on the record for hating blow outs, no matter which team is winning

    ——————————

    I look forward to these games all day, the last thing I want is to finally sit down and then know the outcome after 3 or 4 innings!

  962. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Jesus H. Christ. Five pitches? FIVE PITCHES. That was just absolutely brutal. Can’t win games like this.

  963. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Mo is coming in. If the Yanks are winning this game then the top of the lineup is scoring the run because the bottom of the order obviously isn’t going to help in that department.

  964. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Wow. Just wow. Some truly awful at bats the last two days.

  965. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    i feel like MO never pitches anymore lol

  966. Carlo August 10th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Vlad may be hitting 150 in his last 20 games, but to figure out what n johnson is hitting in his last 20 games, you have to pluck stats from 2006.

  967. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    # IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    # Cashmoney August 10th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    —————————————————
    what’s Cervelli and Pena’s ISO respectively?

    —————

    Trying to be cute?
    ———————
    nah, too lazy to google

    —————

    Shockingly bad. Cervelli is at .063 and Pena is at .010 (!!).

  968. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    The Yanks should prohibit conception during all months except for March, April, May and June. :wink:

  969. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I like going to Rivera here. If he can navigate through the meat of the order, then the Yankees can score then they can probably use Wood to try and close it out against the bottom of the Ranger’s lineup.

  970. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    “Trisha- I agree. It’s one thing to be critical of a move here or there, but I am baffled by people who question the heart and desire if these guys. I also don’t understand why they want to look at the process more than the end result. Results are what matter, not how you got there.”

    Straw, its a matter of either being insecure or being dense. Neither one is a very attractive thing to witness.

  971. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Rconn, I’m just not surprised at all…… they’ve had bat at bats most of the year.

  972. jesusmonterofordh August 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    another cheap hit

  973. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Watching Andrus makes u realize Jeter should NOT be playing SS next yr

  974. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    damn michael young runs hard

  975. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I miss having a lineup full of grinders.

  976. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Mo is gonna lose this one

  977. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    The Yanks should prohibit conception during all months except for March, April, May and June\

    ————————-

    Haha, earlier I suggested that to those complaining about the lineup tonight that the Yankees could have refused to let Tex be present for the birth of his child, and some actually took me seriously. I found that beyond belief.

  978. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Great another lead off runner for Texas….

  979. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    # Carlo August 10th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Vlad may be hitting 150 in his last 20 games, but to figure out what n johnson is hitting in his last 20 games, you have to pluck stats from 2006.
    ********************************

    Oh, don’t get me wrong, I was defending the Johnson signing. I was against that from the second I heard we were even CONSIDERING it. I just wouldn’t call Vlad the BEST just yet. He hasn’t been good for a month now.

  980. Carlo August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Its amazing people still make excuses for granderson on this board. Folks, for the last time: Curtis Granderson is awful in nearly every facet of the game. Cashman absolutely got his pocket picked in the trade. Its a sin. Literally a sin.

  981. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    back to back hits against mo

  982. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Not crazy about going to Mo on the road in a tie game, but not sure they have much of a choice.

  983. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    “I look forward to these games all day, the last thing I want is to finally sit down and then know the outcome after 3 or 4 innings!”

    Then you probably don’t want to read these game threads! After all, many of the posters here know the outcome after 3 or 4 innings!

    :lol:

  984. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Rangers getting all sorts of luck today.

  985. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Great, now we are getting numbed to death.

  986. Bronx Jeers August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    These balls have eyes and my heart is aching.

  987. Web August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I hate these cheap, little hits.

    Yanks can’t catch a break tonight.

  988. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    CB, if you’re reading this, that was an example of why I hate batting average!! ;)

  989. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Here we go….say goodnight folks, and we deserve it. Girardi should show some backbone and get pissed after this putrid effort following yesterday

  990. Chris W August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I really hate the game of baseball. And the clueless, short-sighted, false-nostalgic ‘fans’ that complain endlessly.

  991. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    oh boy.

    And you have to go to MO. there is no one else.

  992. jesusmonterofordh August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    pathetic if yanks lose this game, they lose first place .

    cause they can’t compete with cliff lee

  993. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Nubbed.

  994. blake August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Great play by Alex!

  995. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    arod saves the game

  996. pat August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Big play.

  997. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    anyone else thinking that was an out as soon as it was hit? A luxury the Yankees don’t have tonight.

  998. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Offense just didn’t come through tonight. Pitching did the job tonight overall.

  999. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    “I look forward to these games all day, the last thing I want is to finally sit down and then know the outcome after 3 or 4 innings!”

    Then you probably don’t want to read these game threads! After all, many of the posters here know the outcome after 3 or 4 innings!

    :lol:

    ————————-

    Oh, I’ve learned that the hard way!

  1000. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Just more bad luck. 2 perfectly placed weak ground balls, and a 3rd by Vladimir to avoid a double play.

  1001. CB August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    “In sort, the criticism of batting average is not a result of “stat heads” devaluing hits, but relying on more effective metrics of evaluating a hitter’s chance at success.”

    Just to clarify – I in no way made any derogatory statements about “stat heads” so I’m not sure what motivated that statement.

    I also should have been more precise when discussing hits vs. batting average. The probability of a base hit matters.

    I’m familiar with all the statistics you mentioned. They’re all pretty simple as far as stats go. Baseball statistics aren’t in any way complicated if you compare them to what people are doing in most other fields.

    Sure there are multiple representations of the same constructs and data as you described.

    The value of one set of statistics does not invalidate other sets of statistics, however.

    I also don’t agree with the notion that statistics are “effective.” What matters is whether or not a statistic is valid and it’s psychometric properties.

  1002. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Nice play by Arod!

  1003. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Great play by Arod……
    Murphy beats us twice?

  1004. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Another game on offense. Good thing Cash replaced Damon n Matsui with good bats.

  1005. Tar August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Infield in or DP depth?

  1006. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Well the Yanks had their chances. See what happens when you make contact balls find holes, I would be shocked if Mo gets out of this.

  1007. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    its going to take one hell of a effort to get out of this jam

  1008. hardwired7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    this is good shiat

    much less stress when it’s Mo

  1009. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I hate walking the bases loaded. I know why, but still. I think its riskier being that Mo doesn’t get many hits that you can turn two on.

  1010. Chris W August 10th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    “Curtis Granderson is awful in nearly every facet of the game. ”

    His defense has been the best we’ve had everyday since Bernie in his prime. And he’s got a better throwing arm. He’s actually been around average for an AL centerfielder, and he’s an efficient base stealer.

    So, in total, you are completely wrong. His hitting has been poor, and certainly not up to his standards. But to say you are overstating the case is kind.

  1011. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    If anyone needed more proof that this just wasn’t our game, this is it. Just blew too many chances. I’ve seen Mo get out of worse, but this just doesn’t have “Yankee win” written on it.

  1012. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    now, it’s miracle if Tex won’t win here.

  1013. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Jesus-
    Because your crystal ball tells you that Tampa is 100% certain to win and Yanks are 100% certain to lose tomorrow? Idiotic.

  1014. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Mo doesn’t have good stuff tonight

  1015. Chris W August 10th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    If Rivera walks in the winning run, I will be sick.

  1016. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Just more bad luck. 2 perfectly placed weak ground balls, and a 3rd by Vladimir to avoid a double play.

    ——-

    Bad luck tends to happen to teams that let teams hang around instead of putting them away.

  1017. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    LOL!

    Walked the bases loaded because you had Mo, and what does he do! Walks in the winning run!

    LOL! BAD LUCK!

  1018. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    yikes

  1019. Boston Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Micheal kay should be slapped

  1020. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I hate when managers load the bases….

  1021. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Well, he is human after all.

  1022. Dj August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Ouch, that was painful.

  1023. Rich in NJ August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Stop playing games on Ch. 9.

  1024. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    dang

  1025. Web August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Awful.

    Goodnight all.

  1026. igotid88 August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    this is like the 2nd inning of yesterday’s game

  1027. jesusmonterofordh August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    goodbye to first place.

    another choke job.

    the yanks can’t can complete against cliff lee.

  1028. Eric in UWS August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Gut check time for the Yanks tomorrow night agaisnt Lee. Division on the line again.

  1029. Benny Blanco August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    not surprised….. I hate murphy!!!!!

  1030. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    This team better wake up and real quick. They are hideous, awful, and a walking mess. It’s the offense, mixed with the manager and surprise…surprise…not the pitching (CC, Moseley, Hughes, AJ)….we just cannot score

  1031. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Another brutal loss. Anyone still think playoffs r guaranteed with this team that can’t hit?

  1032. Tabbert August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    well, looks like we will be getting swept.

  1033. Stultus Magnus August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Rather see a hit than a walk-off walk…

  1034. ChokeXOnXFailure August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Terrible loss. Just awful. They blew chance after chance after chance. Absolutely no question, they deserved to lose this game, 100%.

    Screw it. I’m gonna go play Madden.

  1035. Chris W August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Pitiful offensive showing, and some terrible fortune. That’s been the combination leading to many a Yankees’ loss this year.

    Ah well, get them tomorrow.

  1036. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Well, that was a tough loss. Take your beating from Cliff Lee tomorrow, and hopefully still have a five-game lead.

  1037. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Sorry, Jim.

    Bad luck doesnt decide when to come. It doesnt just say “you let the team hang around, so Im comin’ to get ya”

    IT’s bad luck. There’s no rhyme or reason for it.

    Well, actually, there is. Everything’s out to get the Yankees, including the luck.

  1038. BBFan August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    It will not show up in the box score, but Jeter had a bad game bothe defensively and offensively.

  1039. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    If you can’t win with Rivera, pitching, you don’t have much chance. Get ‘em tomorrow. all typical hits off of Rivera. Two bleeders.

  1040. Yankeefran August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Hard to watch that celebrating.

  1041. JobaTipsHisCap August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    oh fxxk, Tex deal Mo with ease.

  1042. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    yeah we are still in first place.

  1043. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    First time girardi doesn’t manage by the book n it backfires

  1044. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Oh well – not even upset because I knew this was going to happen – it was inevitable.

  1045. igotid88 August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    This was like yesterday’s 2nd inning

  1046. CBean August 10th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    I’m almost relieved that was a hit than a walk. If Mo walked in the winning run, I might have been sick. Now, I’m just disgruntled and nauseous.

  1047. pistol pete August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Grat nite, sox win, TB wins, Yanks lose, waste Rivera, the nite’s a disaster.

  1048. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Not a very good managing job there Joe. A lot of poor decisions helped lose this game.

  1049. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    just one game. maybe the yankees will hit lee tomorrow and javier will be lights out.

  1050. CB August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Not Mo’s fault. Not much you can do about that.

    There’s a component to the game where there’s going to be random events that don’t go you’re way.

    Those two hits were pure chance. What are you going to do.

    Mo falling behind 3-0 was surprising but he’s not a robot.

    Ultimately this game isn’t on Mo. It’s not on AJ. The offense just didn’t get it done.

    Giving up 3 runs in 9 innings in that ball park against the Rangers should be enough.

  1051. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    That hit is on Girardi. Mo didn’t want to walk him so he came in with a pitch. If they didn’t walk the batter Mo would of had room to work with. A loss should of been expected anyway when you put a lineup on the field that the Pirates would put out there you deserve to lose.

  1052. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Mo’s allowed to have an offnight……..

    RConn, no thanks – I’m not giving up a game before it’s already been played

  1053. Asd August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I could give a crap about the double play, I could give a crap about having Mariano at the mound. You don’t walk a guy to pitch to the teams hottest hitter. It’s a lot easier to hit a walk off with one out than it is with two.

  1054. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    So Mo just didn’t have it tonight.

    The world will continue to turn, the Yankees are still in first place, and the Yankee players will put this behind them and come out tomorrow looking to win. I’m sure they won’t toss and turn and vomit over every missed play. Players are too smart to give in to that.

    Are their fans?

    ONWARD AND UPWARD.

  1055. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    You make your own luck. Enough about bloop hits. When you go down on five pitches after your reliever escpaed a bases loaded jam, that’s baseball karma coming back to bite you.

    The offense was artrocious tonight.

  1056. Charlie August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    “Another brutal loss. Anyone still think playoffs r guaranteed with this team that can’t hit?”

    Ace – I will happily give you two to one odds on a bet that this team makes the playoffs. Any amount you like. Care to wager?

    They are in an offensive slump. It happens. What you don’t realize is that slumps don’t last forever.

  1057. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Tom is an automatic loss. This te can’t hit Lee n Javy is awful

  1058. terpbomber August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    It felt like Girardi gave the game away early on. A.J. giving up the bomb and poor managerial choices with men on base with nothing to show for it.

    Mo in a tied game is (sporadically) the kiss-of-death.

  1059. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I don’t want to hear anyone tell me that “a manager can’t hit for the players” this loss is all on Girardi. First he put AJ in a position to lose after he tired after an excellent effort, then he doesn’t even try to bunt in the winning run with his fastest runner on third and best bunter at the plate.

  1060. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    yeah considering this lineup was without tex, posada and cano for the first half. I think when it comes to the end, the yankees will be just fine.

  1061. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    Not a very good managing job there Joe. A lot of poor decisions helped lose this game.

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

    Name a few.

  1062. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    This game is on AJ and the offense……………..

  1063. Trevor August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I didn’t expect a win with the weak lineup.

  1064. Charlie August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    “So Mo just didn’t have it tonight.”

    Nope, he gave up an infield hit and a bleeding ground ball. Terrible job by Mo.

  1065. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    @Charlie. I just said playoffs aren’t guaranteed. As u r witnessing now. How is it guaranteed with a 5 game lead?

  1066. hardwired7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    turns out we don’t have to check Mo for circuitry after all…he is human

    bleeders, that’s about the only way they can get to him

  1067. Charlie August 10th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    “I don’t want to hear anyone tell me that “a manager can’t hit for the players” this loss is all on Girardi. First he put AJ in a position to lose after he tired after an excellent effort, then he doesn’t even try to bunt in the winning run with his fastest runner on third and best bunter at the plate.”

    Is this post a practical joke?

  1068. jesusmonterofordh August 10th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    the yanks have no shot at lee.

    minus one inning in the ws.

    they havan’t sniff him in 3 years.

    the yanks are getting in swept in texas

  1069. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    how did joe give away the game? Burnett gave up a homerun. It happens and he worked out of it. You cannot pull AJ everytime he gives up a hit. And since he shut it down after, clearly he wasnt done.

  1070. theREALkevin August 10th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Don’t care what anyone says, yanks played hard tonight. If joe pinch hits for cervelli in the 8th they win. I’m starting to hope these cubs rumors pan out. I love this team in the long run but honestly girardi is crap. So much talent and he still does not know how to use it

  1071. stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    great ab by cervelli. got jammed on ball 4 could not even get the ball to the outfielder.

    ground ball jeter did what he does hit ground balls. he hits a ton of them.

    granderson with a good ab.. 1 pitch weak fly to left.. man that guy sucks.

    more bad clutch hitting equals a L.

    mo did nothing wrong, 2 nothing infield hits and the 3 straight balls killed MO.

    another bad loss because no big hits, 2 games in a row…

    berkman starting to bother me a lot. can the guy hit a line dirve??????????

  1072. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Mo just didn’t have it?

    Leave it to a moron to say that.

    3 weak hit balls that all were perfectly placed, and we were lucky to even have Alex retire one of them.

    Bad luck did Mo in.

  1073. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I would imagine the Yanks would make the post-season, but it most certainly is not a guarantee.

  1074. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    # CB August 10th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    “In sort, the criticism of batting average is not a result of “stat heads” devaluing hits, but relying on more effective metrics of evaluating a hitter’s chance at success.”

    Just to clarify – I in no way made any derogatory statements about “stat heads” so I’m not sure what motivated that statement.

    I also should have been more precise when discussing hits vs. batting average. The probability of a base hit matters.

    I’m familiar with all the statistics you mentioned. They’re all pretty simple as far as stats go. Baseball statistics aren’t in any way complicated if you compare them to what people are doing in most other fields.

    Sure there are multiple representations of the same constructs and data as you described.

    The value of one set of statistics does not invalidate other sets of statistics, however.

    I also don’t agree with the notion that statistics are “effective.” What matters is whether or not a statistic is valid and it’s psychometric properties.

    ———————

    The “stat head” comment was in no way in reference to you, but rather a few other posters on here who absolutely flipped out and referred to me in that way when I suggested batting average was not a valid way of measuring worth. In no way did I mean to offend you by explaining a simple statistic like ISO, but it’s difficult to know who I’m talking to in this sort of environment. I would rather be sure that who I am responding to is clear on what I’m trying to get across that have something lost in translation. Likewise, I didn’t mean to suggest that my interest in sabermetrics made me any sort of master statistician. In regards to psychometric worth, I assume you are implying that batting average is valid in a psychometric sense because it measures what it sets out to measure. It would be difficult to argue with this, but my argument is not with the effectiveness of the measurement, but the usefulness of the information it provides. Again, I hope you didn’t take my last post as an attempt to make this a combative discussion in any way.

  1075. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Why don’t some of you guys go root for the Mets. Because your know-it-all attitudes would be better served there. How about you watch the games and see what happens instead of jumping off the bridge first. Cliff Lee is a good pitcher, but he is not unbeatable. The Rays and Sox are not going to win the next 50 games in a row. Tough loss tonight to a good team after a tough loss yesterday to a slightly less good team. It’s called baseball.

  1076. rconn23 August 10th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    atrocious, blah, typo

  1077. PRDENTIST August 10th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Mo has always been bad when he is brought into a tied game. He is 1000 times better in save situations.

  1078. sunny615 August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    The sputtering offense does it again. Oh how Tex was missed. The umps mysterious strike zone wasn’t helpful either. Just ugly.

  1079. Carlo August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Team looks poised to play 500 ball from here on out.

  1080. tampayank August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Tough loss but that was a good baseball game, Playoff feel

  1081. G. Love August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I suggest Mr. Girardi start playing for home field advantage now. It’s actually more important than making sure everyone gets their nap time.

    That was one of his worst games managerially I’ve seen. Whoever said he lacks any sort of creativity behind the bench is absolutely correct.

    Tonight he played that game robotic strategy wise.

    Yankees have to go out tomorrow night and beat Lee. Texas does not need any more confidence.

    I’m sure Gammons will be writing odes to David Murphy by tomorrow and tweeting that Theo is trying to trade back for him.

  1082. CR9 August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    oh well, good night all. we’ll get them tomorrow.

  1083. Tar August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Question–If you play the infield in, why walk the bases loaded?

    I think Joe was avoiding Cruz. But that would certainly not be going by the book (Lefty-righty). Will get them tomorrow.

  1084. Yogi Mantle August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    This game really ticked me off. Girardi really does some dumb things at times.

  1085. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    This team has been carried by pitching all yr. They are a few bats short. U got some automatic outs in this lineup.

  1086. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    No Tex tomorrow either….no Posada……this night was just hideous, TB/BOS win, we lose…….regardless of tomorrow, we need to sweep Kansas City, and treat Detroit like Tampa has.

  1087. stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    aj gave up a walk on 4 pitches aftedr going up 2 to 1. I thought I saw him wet his pants when he had to face hamilton.

    AJ sucks come to grips with it. besides sucking he is a moron…….leads baseball in HBP, 2nd in wild pitches about 9th in BB… THose are stats of a loser………

    aj is the classic definition of a loser……….

  1088. G-C August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Its one game.

    Big deal.

    Stop treating Cliff Lee like he’s some automatic win. He’s not Sandy Koufax for crying out loud.

    I hope they pound him into submission tomorrow and do the same in the playoffs because I have no interest in seeing him in pinstripes long term.

  1089. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I’m assuming Jorge was unavailable (which is a huge concern if he couldn’t even PH). If he was and Joe didn’t PH him, then I have to wonder about Joe.

  1090. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    i love when you people start talking like you all could manage better than girardi or anyone for that matter, like you all have a clue. If some here managed, we would use 10 pitchers a night, and this would be played like a ps3 game.

    easy to make decisions after you see the results.

  1091. xcv August 10th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    got done in by clutchless hitting. another horrendous showing by jeter, gardner & lance dorkman.

  1092. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Well, folks…enjoy more of Matt’s twin brother, Stuart Little.

  1093. TheStraw August 10th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    By the way, the Sox are still 6 behind in the loss column, which is all that really matters.

  1094. Mr. Sandman42 August 10th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    This game is not on AJ. It’s on the offense and Girardi, who go hand in hand. If you remember back to the playoffs, Girardi cannot manage well in close games. They relied on Arod and in the WS, matsui and damon’s steal, to win games. His managing almost cost them last year, and it’s starting to come back now. Granted not everything is in his control (ie. Granderson can’t hit at all, Gardner forgot how to take the bat off his shoulder, Posada?), but when you have chances to win, you have to capitalize.

  1095. stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    why no posada tommorrow. the guy is a switch hitter.

    with gardner on vacation joining granderson, they cannot afford to have cervelli do his weak hitting routine tommorrow.

    carlo and the other whining troll loser fans shut up……

  1096. pat August 10th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    If I was married to Tex, I’d tell him to be in Texas for the game tomorrow.

  1097. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I’m not worried in the slightest about Texas’ confidence………..they didn’t win because they were confident, they won because they got the job done and the Yankees screwed up. A good Yankee team can win anywhere, road or home………..and I refuse to say that they can’t win unless they have HFA. If I say that, then that means they are not that good a team – and I’m not quite ready to concede that. The only thing I’ll say is that I would be more surprised if the Yanks got to the WS than I would if they got knocked out of the first round.

  1098. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Granderson is the huge disappointment of this season. Not making anyone forget Damon. Maybe we should trade for Damon.

  1099. IIOIIOIIO August 10th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    G-C August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Its one game.

    Big deal.

    Stop treating Cliff Lee like he’s some automatic win. He’s not Sandy Koufax for crying out loud.

    I hope they pound him into submission tomorrow and do the same in the playoffs because I have no interest in seeing him in pinstripes long term

    ———————-

    And even if he was Sandy Koufax, who’s to say that this lineup couldn’t beat him on a given night? I assume since most here think tomorrow is a lost cause this board will be left to those of us who wish to enjoy the game regardless of how it may turn out? Yeah, didn’t think so.

  1100. GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Not exactly sure why Teixeira missed today. He was there for the important part.

  1101. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    “Hard to watch that celebrating.”

    Over the course of a season, teams are going to win with walk offs. When they do they celebrate. It isn’t like it’s the last game of the world series.

  1102. Swishalicious33 August 10th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Blaming AJ is completely asinine. This is on the offense, or lack thereof.

  1103. stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    yep it is girardi’s fault that jeter cannot hit the ball to the outfield. or gardner is just observing lately. also granderson stinks ………………

    granderson SUCKS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  1104. Yank 97 August 10th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    huh? The bullpen is gassed and you wanted to pull AJ after 5 innings because you didn’t trust him to protect a lead?

  1105. Brappy55 August 10th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I blamed AJ earlier out of anger….this wasn’t on him. We came back, had a man on 2nd, no outs and couldn’t advance him. Wasted great pitching by Boone and DRob, and couldn’t get a timely hit. We are 5 games up on Boston and still in 1st. Tomorrow is a new day, lets hope we can really hit Lee.

  1106. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Girardi was brought to the team precisely because Torre had strayed from the NL style of play that made the Yankees Champions. When the Yankees were floundering early last year Joe started playing small ball and the Yankees became the most dangerous team on earth. I don’t understand why Joe refuses to try to score runs without hits when the entire team outside of Teix is in a slump. Two games in a row where Girardi waited for the HR to bail him out and it didn’t come. Start moving runners Joe and you’ll be amazed how everyone comes out of their slumps. Players get better when they know they don’t need to get base hits to contribute.

  1107. ac1 August 10th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    This game is not on AJ. It’s on the offense and Girardi, who go hand in hand. If you remember back to the playoffs, Girardi cannot manage well in close games. They relied on Arod and in the WS, matsui and damon’s steal, to win games. His managing almost cost them last year, and it’s starting to come back now. Granted not everything is in his control (ie. Granderson can’t hit at all, Gardner forgot how to take the bat off his shoulder, Posada?), but when you have chances to win, you have to capitalize.

    ___

    This is so typical. Only react when somethng bad happens. Tell me with bad call after bad call, how they won last year and somehow are still the best record in baseball this year?

    Tampa may be close, but they have been dominated quite often this year. Wrong end of no hitters, perfect games, 1 hitters….. Sometimes, offenses struggle even on the best teams.

  1108. stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    the yanks will be fine losers. I just hate when they blow games they should win like yesterday in the 8th inning… productive out means hitting the ball to the outfield…….

  1109. Captain Clutch August 10th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I know the Yanks won’t do it but they really should consider bringing up Montero. This lineup is really really bad. They are basically 5 men deep. Posada always needs off days and he hasn’t been hitting recently anyway when he does play. With the bottom of the order being so bad they give away 12-16 outs per game. They can’t expect Swish, Tex, Arod and Cano to carry them every night.

  1110. pistol pete August 10th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Yanks aren’t hitting and late in games we don’t have tough professional hitters like we’ve had in prior years, it’s going to be a tough stretch run, trust me.

  1111. Betsy August 10th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Yeah, AJ did a great job holding the lead that the Yankees had gotten for him………

  1112. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Lee is the closest thing to Koufax going. Look at this lineup. How they scoring off a lefty?

  1113. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 10th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    “And even if he was Sandy Koufax, who’s to say that this lineup couldn’t beat him on a given night? I assume since most here think tomorrow is a lost cause this board will be left to those of us who wish to enjoy the game regardless of how it may turn out? Yeah, didn’t think so.”

    :D

    Yeah, it just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t the pre-game predictions of doom and gloom and the running commentary of sheer stupidity.

  1114. Jim August 10th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Salzberg just called Swisher soft.

  1115. m August 10th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Yeah, AJ is a loser for giving up 3 runs. :roll:

  1116. ET August 10th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    We had a small ball chance in the 8th, with a man on 3rd, less than 2 outs and Cervelli didn’t get him in.

    How is that on Joe?

    And if you bunt Cano over to 2nd in the 9th, they walk Swisher to set up the DP for Thames.

    You can only play small ball if you have fundamentally sound players. Based on the ABs yesterday and today, clearly we don’t. You also can’t play small ball when the bottom of the order can’t hit their way out of a paper bag

  1117. jacksquat August 10th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Not going to be too critical, but Jeter should have bunted after Cano singled to lead off the 9th. Joe should have called it.

  1118. xcv August 10th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    with baltimore playing well there aren’t too many cupcakes left on the schedule

  1119. stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    the bullpen is not gassed and they lost tonight because they did not do much in the clutch. cervelli a hit and arod with the jack.. many many other opptys. and they did not get it done.

    that is how the cookie crumbles losers……….

  1120. G. Love August 10th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Oh Betsy,

    You bash me for my comments yet then you come out and say you don’t have confidence the Yankees can get out of the 1st round?

    And then you give up on AJ who won a WS game for us last year and contributed greatly to a title, but you refuse to give up on Granderson who has done jack for the Yankees?

    The Yankees better get home field advantage because of games like tonight. It’s an advantage having the last at bat. It’s also better for Mo to be in games like this at home vs. the road.

    But what do I know. Home field advantage is meaningless to play for.

    Especially if you think the team is going to lose in the 1st round like you apparently do.

  1121. m August 10th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Tell us again. Please tell us about Damon.

  1122. sunny615 August 10th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Christ. It’s games like these that make me really wonder how this craptastic and often slumping offense is going to fare against other teams best starters. I really worry more about this team getting past the ALDS than last years team.

  1123. stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    xcv really are you scared of the dark.. it is ove the yanks are done… the orioles have found it, kc will beat us, the tigers also.

    seriously the woosie whiners on the site when they lose are embarrassing…

  1124. Ace August 10th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Montero would really enthuse this lineup with some juice. Would spare us watching Cerv hit

  1125. IIOIIOIIO August 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    “Yeah, it just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t the pre-game predictions of doom and gloom and the running commentary of sheer stupidity”

    Whatever, it’s Girardi’s fault.

  1126. Mr. Sandman42 August 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Has nothing to do with the teams trailing them. It has to do with their inability to capitalize when they should and win close games. Last year’s team was much better at doing this, and this year’s version simply does not come through. It’s games like this that you will see in the playoffs if they make it, regardless of who they play. Won’t have Arod (in last year’s shape), Matsui or Damon to bail them (Girardi) out this year. Really looking forward to watching Granderson foul off pitches and battle against the other team’s closer on the road, by which I mean strike out on 3 pitches.

  1127. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    “Blaming AJ is completely asinine.”

    Which is exactly why you can be assured of reading it here – and often.

  1128. Betsy August 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Roll eyes right back, M – I never called him a loser.

    Oh please, GLove – you tell me where I have bashed you. That is a truly ridiculous comment. Talk about sensitive – I disagree with you about Granderson and you tell me I’m bashing you? Wow.

  1129. Tabbert August 11th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    yanks went over a month without losing 2 straight games and now have lost 2 straight games two different in a week. Also, the yanks have not won a series since the july 22-25 series against the ROYALS. I think its safe to say that this team is not playing to their best baseball right now.

  1130. ET August 11th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Goats of the game:

    Granderson
    AJ (don’t tell me about his line, he had a lead and blew it by walking a guy and giving up a HR with 2 outs)
    Jeter
    Cervelli
    Gardner

  1131. stuart a August 11th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    ace good idea. i am sure the rest of the league will not run like crazy on a 20 yr old rookie catcher. also imagine montero calling a game..

    relax. montero will be on the team next year…..

  1132. BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Tough loss. The bench players did well, and this team will be OK.

    It’s a long road to 162 games, and 1 game or 1 series will not determine who comes out on top.

    In the end, the Yankees will win the division, and should do well in the post season.

    A lot of good signs with the bullpen getting stronger, and is no longer a weak link, IMO.

  1133. Yanksgal07 August 11th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    “Division on the line again.”

    All the people in panic do understand that there is approximately eight weeks still to play…right?

    This place becomes an insane asylum when the Yankees lose a game….the comments are just unbelievable.

    Tomorrow is another day …of course many are already chalking it up for a loss because Lee is pitching against Javy. I think I’ll wait and see …

    Good night …tough loss but it won’t be the last so prepare yourselves.

    Go Yankees 2010 !!

  1134. terpbomber August 11th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but I sensed no urgency here tonight. It’s as if Girardi had been listening too much to the Yankees having “the best record in baseball” stuff on the sports talk shows. Boston and Tampa have at least been playing like it’s the stretch run of the pennant chase. They couldn’t even capitalize when the Rays had that losing streak just a few days ago.

    Aside from the bomb that A.J. gave up, he pitched well enough to win and keep the team in the game. I don’t want the poor offensive output to be a harbinger in October when they least can afford it.

  1135. CB August 11th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    “Again, I hope you didn’t take my last post as an attempt to make this a combative discussion in any way.”

    No not at all. I too was just trying to be clear and wanted to make sure there were no misunderstandings regarding the “stat head” issue.

    We can continue the conversation later. It’s a difficult one to have over the internet but we can try.

    One thing we’d probably need to address is the notion of a statistic being “effective.” That’s generally not a criteria I’d apply to a statistic.

    What matters is whether or not the statistic is valid and the quality of it’s test properties. Most other factors fall into the issues of specific analyses and interpretation, which is inherently subjective.

  1136. GreenBeret7 August 11th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    seriously the woosie whiners on the site when they lose are embarrassing…

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

    Is this a joke? You’re one of the top three whiners in the history of the internet. You’re in the Whiner’s Hall Of Fame.

  1137. Ace August 11th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Girardi bunts every game yet doesn’t ton with Jeter????

  1138. pat August 11th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Ledger_Yankees Posada’s right shoulder was cranky for those wondering about why he didn’t ph for for Cervelli.

  1139. Stultus Magnus August 11th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    # GreenBeret7 August 10th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Not exactly sure why Teixeira missed today. He was there for the important part.

    —————

    LOL, no kidding. And even then he was around the corner, smoking a cigar with his pals…

  1140. m August 11th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Betsy,

    Why the hell are you so bleeping defensive? Put your rolling eyes back in your socket and go back and read the last part of the thread.

    Someone else wrote that AJ was a loser.

    Jesus Christ, Betsy.

  1141. ZMAN August 11th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Why are Gaudin and Mitre both on the roster? Joe is essentially playing with a 5 man bullpen every night because he is never going to use either of them in a big spot. Keep one of them, bring up Albaladejo to replace the other. We don’t need 2 mop up men. It hurts us on nights like tonight.

  1142. stuart a August 11th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    i blame AJ for being the loser he is. look at the #’s he is a loser… up 2 to 1. what does the choker do? walks the leadoff batter on 4 pitches…. then later in the inning gives up a jack.

    aj pitches well about 1 every 6 games.. he is either really good or crappy. he needs to see a shrink 3 times a weak and try to figure out why he has wasted all the talent…………………..

    the guy is 9 and 9….that is laughable………and he is the 4th starter for anyone with a brain. it is cc, andy, hughes, then the 2 losers after…

  1143. Bret The Hitman August 11th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Yankee blogs after a Mo implosion are insane.

  1144. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 11th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    “We are 5 games up on Boston and still in 1st. Tomorrow is a new day, lets hope we can really hit Lee.”

    Brappy, your best post of the evening. I hope you can bear this in mind and bring this same attitude into game posts, no matter what is happening in the game. A game does not a season make. If it did, the Yankees wouldn’t currently be in first place. A marathon, not a sprint.

  1145. stuart a August 11th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    baloney green beret… I never doubt them making the playoffs. if you think saying granderson stinks is a whine, guilty as charged. or gaudin stink, then I am guilty but this team will be playing in October……….

  1146. Betsy August 11th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Pat, I knew it…………….Just more bad news on the Jorge front; boy he’s getting old quickly

  1147. Captain Clutch August 11th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    This lineup is not even close to as good as last years was. They don’t get as many big hits and they leave too many runners on base. They had 2 chances in this game to score a runner from 3rd on a ground ball or sac fly and couldn’t do it. Against a lefty the lineup is very poor. Now of these at the bottom of the order are going to touch post season pitching. You can’t fail when given chances like they had today.

  1148. Betsy August 11th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Whatever, M………

  1149. m August 11th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Like CC, Andy & Hughes haven’t given back leads. :roll:

  1150. Brappy55 August 11th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Trisha, I’m sorry….I get so frustrated with losses like this. Then I calm myself down, tell us we are 5 games in front of Boston, and still in first place.

    Tomorrow we can have an 8 run first inning and knock Lee out, then go on to sweep Lee……
    We can lose, and be 4 up, and go and take care of Kansas City

    Things will be ok….I hope

  1151. BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Why all the doom and gloom? AJ pitched well enough for the team to win. When a SP holds the other team to 3 runs, the Yankees should win.

    Ask Phil Hughes, he gives up 3 or less runs in his last 4 loses.

    Does everyone want to through Mo under the bus for losing this game, I don’t think so.

    Try supporting your team, rather than looking to take it apart piece by piece after a loss.

  1152. m August 11th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Yeah, whatever.

    You were wrong.

  1153. stuart a August 11th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    zman.. nonsense on the pen. they still had wood, joba, and then the dreck. he brought in Mo for a good reason the rangers had there studs coming up.

    infield bleeder, hamilton seeing eye grounder that berm=kman did not move 1 step for and the 3 and 0 count and you get a L>>>>>>>>>>

  1154. Betsy August 11th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    LOL I don’t ever want to hear that I’ve got a thing for Phil when you brought him up again. Yeah, he blew the game in Tampa – there, lol, happy?

  1155. Bret The Hitman August 11th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Green Beret likes projecting his his internal whining on whiners who whine externally. It’s a coping mechanism. We all find reasons to be upset and grow disappointed with certain players or the manager or the GM etc. etc. If you don’t notice the negatives, then you’re not a fan. A fan’s right is emotional attachment to the team. There is a feeling involved.

  1156. GreenBeret7 August 11th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    stuart a August 10th, 2010 at 11:51 pm
    aj gave up a walk on 4 pitches aftedr going up 2 to 1. I thought I saw him wet his pants when he had to face hamilton.

    AJ sucks come to grips with it. besides sucking he is a moron…….leads baseball in HBP, 2nd in wild pitches about 9th in BB… THose are stats of a loser………

    aj is the classic definition of a loser……….

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

    How many more examples do you need?

  1157. tampayank August 11th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    At this point, does anyone want Posada back next season? The way his health is going he should retire

  1158. stuart a August 11th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    m, all pitchers give back leads on occassion. the porblem is aj stinks and gives them back all the time.

    how can anyone support aj???????look at the friggin #’s he is the 4th starter at best and that is the bottom line…he gets paid like a stud but he is a loser…………..

  1159. sunny615 August 11th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    It’s moot to ponder what-if scenarios. They lost. Goats or struggles aside, the game is over. Who cares who did or didn’t do what. This isn’t a calculation. And they aren’t played by robots. Mistakes happen. It’s mostly a game of chance. This time they were unluckier than lucky. Whining about it does nothing to change the outcome.

    This is what I tell myself to make losses feel less sucky. Rarely works but I hope it will someday.

    Mother puss bucket.

  1160. JobaTipsHisCap August 11th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    My9 strikes again. nuff said

  1161. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 11th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    “i blame AJ for being the loser he is”

    Why BLAME anyone stuart a? Why not just accept that losses are part of the season, be gracious, and move on?

  1162. ZMAN August 11th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    “zman.. nonsense on the pen. they still had wood, joba, and then the dreck. he brought in Mo for a good reason the rangers had there studs coming up.

    Joba was unavailable tonight after throwing the last 2 nights.

    Wood threw almost 20 pitches yesterday and probably was only going to be used in an emergency. Logan pitches everyday.

  1163. TheStraw August 11th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Zman- one of those guys will be gone when Aceves comes back and the other may be gone when Pettitte comes back if Moseley keeps pitching well.

  1164. stuart a August 11th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    green beret 7, again aj does suck. what am I suppose to say his 9 and 9 record, his almost 5 ERA, his leading the league in hit batters and wild pitches is just bad luck. he stinks.

    whining is the yanks will finish 3rd this year.

    saying aj stinks is not whining but a fact, kinda like granderson stinks also with his 310 OBP, and total inability to get guys in from 3rd with less the n2 outs hitting under 200 in those opptys.

  1165. pistol pete August 11th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Before the year started I barked that Granderson and Gardner could not hold down every day outfield positions. I was wrong for 4 mos about Gardner but now both Gardner and Granderson are showing their weaknesses. The Yanks cannot start these 2 guys. Go get Damon and platoon Gardner and Granderson in center. We cannot beat leftys and are far too vulnerable vs leftys with Granderson and Gardner at the bottom of the order. I know Damon bats left but he’s a gamer, doesn’t strike out, takes pitches and would be a huge upgrade over these two guys. Add to the problem is Berkman who’s hitting 188 this yr vs leftys. Last year Damon and Matsui kiulled leftys and had ops’s over 850. This line up stinks, cant score and it’s going to cost us bigtime late in the year. Damon would be a big help and add some zing to this bunch.

  1166. IIOIIOIIO August 11th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    # CB August 11th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    “Again, I hope you didn’t take my last post as an attempt to make this a combative discussion in any way.”

    No not at all. I too was just trying to be clear and wanted to make sure there were no misunderstandings regarding the “stat head” issue.

    We can continue the conversation later. It’s a difficult one to have over the internet but we can try.

    One thing we’d probably need to address is the notion of a statistic being “effective.” That’s generally not a criteria I’d apply to a statistic.

    What matters is whether or not the statistic is valid and the quality of it’s test properties. Most other factors fall into the issues of specific analyses and interpretation, which is inherently subjective.

    —————————

    Well I think your last point is accurate. When I say “effective” I’m referring to how well I think a certain statistic judges a batter’s worth. I believe I understand what you are referring to in mentioning validity and quality of test properties, and that is, whether or not a statistic measures what it aims to. In that respect, both batting average and RBI are a success. Obviously, our discussion has to center around interpretation, because there is no doubting that nearly every baseball statistic is “valid.” I guess my point is that whether or not batting average, RBI, OBP, or the like, are valid, what matters most is that they provide information that is useful in the ultimate goal of judging a player’s worth. To me, batting average is a statistic that is more misleading than helpful in doing such. Your point that all statistics should be considered is well taken, and I would never begrudge you the opportunity to consult whatever source you found most appropriate to develop your own assumptions. What I do object to, however, are those who misunderstand the nature of certain baseball statistics and, due to convention, refuse to expand their knowledge of what said statistics aim to measure.

    Hope you have a pleasant rest of the evening.

  1167. BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    THrow – Dah

  1168. Captain Clutch August 11th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    The Yanks have to bring up Montero. They can’t count on Posada anymore. He hasn’t been hitting even when he has played recently, he is terrible behind the plate and he is always hurt. They also can’t keep sending Cervelli out there as their main catcher. The lineup isn’t good enough to be able to carry all of these automatic outs. Cervelli, Pena, Berkman, Gardner and Granderson is too much for any linep to over come.

  1169. Bret The Hitman August 11th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    TampaYank,

    Of course I want Posada back as the DH and I hope he’s realistic about his lack of ability to hold-up at catcher at this late stage in his nearly finished career.

    There will be a weak bat at catcher in Cervelli or an inexperienced raw rookie calling games and handling this staff behind the plate.

    Either way, we need an upgrade to the offense to offset that scenario.

    That upgrade is Carl Crawford IMHO.

  1170. TheStraw August 11th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Big al- well said.

  1171. stuart a August 11th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    trisha I blame guys when they are at fault. that does not mean I wish them bad. WHen CC pitches a lights out mega game we credit him. WHen a guy strikes out 3 times with the bases loaded we blame him..

    that is sports. SHould I just say you try big boy, get them next time, and some other pablem…

    AJ is 33 and needs to figure things out before it is to late. Like granderson. Granderson probably is the bset guy on the team but he needs to learn how to either take a offspeed low and out of the zone or hit it…And if granderson hits 180 with RISP, I will call him on his terrible results………….

  1172. Bronx Jeers August 11th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Well I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m primed to grab a microphone, rip someone a new one, grab a couple of brewskies and pop the emergency slide into my bed!

  1173. tampayank August 11th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I like the idea of bringing Montero up but how do u make room for him?(Before september)

  1174. LGY August 11th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    People really have lost all perspective on this team.

    They are the best team in baseball. Their record at this point is just as good as last year. They have a much better run differential than last year.

    Do you want to talk about flaws? How about the 2009 team who only had 3 SP?

    2009 was not the gold standard of teams.

  1175. Captain Clutch August 11th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Can’t Tex fly in for the game tomorrow and then go back to NY for a game in the Royals series? I know he wants to be with his wife and baby but it really came at a bad time. The lineup is much shorter against a lefty and losing him really hurts them. Especially tomorrow I doubt Vazquez will hold down their lineup and this lineup won’t touch Lee.

  1176. stuart a August 11th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Damon is toast and a lefty..

    better of getting GUilen from KC. His deal is up at the end of the season and he is a righty.

    gardenr is in a slump, he will be back. granderson may just stink……………

  1177. Betsy August 11th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    LGY, I think last year’s team (and no, I am not blinded by the fact that they won the WS; they went on a HUGE roll after the ASB and never stopped – this team has not done the same thing) was better………..

  1178. IIOIIOIIO August 11th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    # Bronx Jeers August 11th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Well I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m primed to grab a microphone, rip someone a new one, grab a couple of brewskies and pop the emergency slide into my bed!

    —————

    What a hilarious story. I’m not sure where I stand on the whole thing since the media has sort of made it a one side or another type deal, but it sure is funny.

  1179. Melk Man August 11th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Quietly, Gardner has gone in the tank since June.

    Seems as if people were premature anointing him the starting LFer for years to come… half a season doesn’t mean squat….

    The Granderson-Gardner combo has contributed as much to our offensive woes the past month as anyone… play Kaearns everyday…

  1180. IIOIIOIIO August 11th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    # Captain Clutch August 11th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Can’t Tex fly in for the game tomorrow and then go back to NY for a game in the Royals series? I know he wants to be with his wife and baby but it really came at a bad time. The lineup is much shorter against a lefty and losing him really hurts them. Especially tomorrow I doubt Vazquez will hold down their lineup and this lineup won’t touch Lee.

    ——————-

    Why would you say if your boss asked you to do the same thing?

  1181. m August 11th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    What? We flew down for a 2 game set? And then back home?

    And don’t discount Vazquez or assume anything about their chances against Lee. It’s baseball. You know? Where even Mariano can take a tough loss?

  1182. sunny615 August 11th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I think the issue is a lot of people are spoiled with is the rotation of the 2010 team but still wanting the offense of the 2009 team.

    Pitching. Pitching. Pitching.

  1183. BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    If tonight was a preview to the post season, I can’t wait, because I believe when all the marbles are on the table, the Yankees will take the Rangers.

  1184. LGY August 11th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    LGY, I think last year’s team (and no, I am not blinded by the fact that they won the WS; they went on a HUGE roll after the ASB and never stopped – this team has not done the same thing) was better

    ——————————-

    What made them better?

  1185. sunny615 August 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Typing on the iPad still blows.

  1186. Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Jeter looked old to me tonight. His fielding wasn’t crisp. On the play that he overthrew Berkman, he looked like he was slow covering. Hamilton went in hard but Jeter was still moving into the bag which messed up the timing of the play imo. Also had a rough night at the plate. If he would just get on a huge roll the offense would take off. With Swish hitting really well in the 2 hole Jeter would start alot of rallys if he could raise his OBP and get on more consistently…

  1187. Cashmoney August 11th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Jeter looked old to me tonight.
    ————————————————-
    Jeter is old !

  1188. Betsy August 11th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    LGY, I like last year’s offense a LOT better……it’s not even close (and it has nothing to do with Matsui and Damon).

  1189. TheStraw August 11th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    LGY- I think people believe that last years team was better because they had a five game lead over Boston at this point last year. However, they overlook the fact that the other contenders are winning more this year because of the imbalance of the league. The Yanks cannot control what Boston does against Toronto or what Tampa does against Detroit. But some people perceive that because those teams may be playing better, the yanks must be playing worse. It is a fallacy. And as I’ve stated before, none of this predicts what will happen in October. See the 2000 Yanks for a history lesson.

  1190. Captain Clutch August 11th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Why would you say if your boss asked you to do the same thing?
    ———–

    I would jump on a plane, especially for $23m. The baby was born today it’s not like she hasn’t given birth yet and he would miss the birth. It just stunks that both times this season that the Yanks trotted out AAA lineups was against the teams they need to beat…Tampa and Texas.

  1191. Pepitone August 11th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Well, I thought I’d check in to see how things were after the Yanks second loss in a row. And, there they were the suicide watch squad with their box cutters in their hands ready to slice their wrists.

    I think Burnett is a joke as a pitcher, but he did a nice job out there tonight against a tough line up.

    I predict Vasquez holds this lineup to no more than two runs, and the Yanks win 3-2.

    Then it’s on to K.C. for the sweep.

  1192. BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am
    Jeter looked old to me tonight. His fielding wasn’t crisp.

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

    What baseball games do you watch? Right now Jeter has the best fielding % of all SS in MLB.

    What does he have to do, hit 1.000 and drive in 200 runs to makeyou happy.

    Go to watch the Mets, they have a SS you’ll really love.

  1193. Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Cashmoney-

    I know that Jeter is old but especially last year he still looked like he was moving well out there and his reactions looked sharp. This is the first year that I’ve seen Jeter not have his timing at the plate for this long. He usually hits a couple slumps but busts out of them in due time. This year has been a struggle.

  1194. tampayank August 11th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    “Cashmoney says:

    August 11, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Jeter looked old to me tonight.
    ————————————————-
    Jeter is old !”

    Lol sadly yes

  1195. LGY August 11th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    “LGY, I like last year’s offense a LOT better……it’s not even close (and it has nothing to do with Matsui and Damon).”

    ————————–

    That doesn’t answer the question though.

    What made the 2009 team better?

  1196. m August 11th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    It’s true that the lineup is not as circular. In addition to losing two good lefties, Jeter is not having a typical Jeter year (or approach). A-rod is having a strange season. And Posada can’t even play half the time.

    If Gardner can bust his slump, then I think it will help close up the circle a bit. But it’s good to see Tex playing well, and Swish is putting ‘em in the seats.

  1197. Betsy August 11th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    LGY, ?

    The offense was a lot better last year than it is this year……..

  1198. m August 11th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    And how the heck does Vlad have so many homeruns? Just throw it out of the zone! He really isn’t very picky.

  1199. BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Night all – just too negative after a loss.

    Tomorrow after we beat Lee, all the crying will turn to cheers.

  1200. Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:25 am
    Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am
    Jeter looked old to me tonight. His fielding wasn’t crisp.

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

    What baseball games do you watch? Right now Jeter has the best fielding % of all SS in MLB.

    What does he have to do, hit 1.000 and drive in 200 runs to makeyou happy.

    Go to watch the Mets, they have a SS you’ll really love.
    —————————————————————-

    First of all, Fielding Percentage isn’t the tell-tale sign of a great fielding year. Your fielding percentage can be great if you’re not getting to the ball to begin with genius. You probably think that gold gloves are strictly fielding awards also. You have to be blind to think that Jeter had a good game tonight. I know it’s a sin to criticize Jeter but I’m doing it. He was slow tonight on Vlad’s groundball and he had a bad day at the plate. Thank you for bringing the Mets into this because I definitely addressed them in my original post. Great job.

  1201. Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:25 am
    Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am
    Jeter looked old to me tonight. His fielding wasn’t crisp.

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

    What baseball games do you watch? Right now Jeter has the best fielding % of all SS in MLB.

    What does he have to do, hit 1.000 and drive in 200 runs to makeyou happy.

    Go to watch the Mets, they have a SS you’ll really love.
    —————————————————————-

    First of all, Fielding Percentage isn’t the tell-tale sign of a great fielding year. Your fielding percentage can be great if you’re not getting to the ball to begin with genius. You probably think that gold gloves are strictly fielding awards also. You have to be blind to think that Jeter had a good game tonight. I know it’s a sin to criticize Jeter but I’m doing it. He was slow tonight on Vlad’s groundball and he had a bad day at the plate. Thank you for bringing the Mets into this because I definitely addressed them in my original post. Great job.

  1202. Pepitone August 11th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Jeter is old !”
    ————–
    36 yrs old is “old”?

    Man, I wish I were that “old” again.

    You can criticize the team all you want, but without Derek Jeter this team would be in fourth place right now.

  1203. LGY August 11th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    LGY, ?

    The offense was a lot better last year than it is this year……..

    ———————————–

    That is only half the equation.

    Are you saying the 2009 team offense make them a better team overall than the 2010 team without even considering the pitching + defense?

  1204. Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    m-

    Vlad hits balls out of the zone for homers too lol. So far he hasn’t really hurt the Yanks too badly this year but if you look at tape he can gulf pitches and tomahawk pitches for homers. Also, he is great at punishing the pitcher if they miss their spot over the plate. A catcher might set up off the plate but if the pitcher catches the plate, it is going to get hammered.

  1205. pat August 11th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    The walk offs last year gave the impression of the team being battlers but as I said earlier tonight 2009 team was 69-43 after 112 games same as the 2010 team.

  1206. Rich in NJ August 11th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Compared to Berkman, Jeter looks youthful and spry.

  1207. Cashmoney August 11th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    # BIG AL August 11th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Tyler August 11th, 2010 at 12:22 am
    Jeter looked old to me tonight. His fielding wasn’t crisp.

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

    What baseball games do you watch? Right now Jeter has the best fielding % of all SS in MLB.

    What does he have to do, hit 1.000 and drive in 200 runs to makeyou happy.

    Go to watch the Mets, they have a SS you’ll really love.

    —————————————————————-
    Big Al, easy on Tyler, that’s the dude’s observation

    1. fielding percentage is not the only barometer in measure one’s defense. I.E. I can stand in one spot and field every ball directly hit at me and having 1000 percentage

    2. All Jeter has do is be Jeter, one can look at his batting stats and make a claim he is having one his worst year in his career.

  1208. UpState August 11th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    sunny615

    …Christ. It’s games like these that make me really wonder how this craptastic and often slumping offense is going to fare against other teams best starters. I really worry more about this team getting past the ALDS than last years team….

    Sunny’s right – so many games all year that we’ve said :

    “…Geez – we were close, this loss doesn’t matter – it’s a 162 game season…”

    Well – they all matter and here we are scrambling like heck to hold on to first….all those ‘stupid’ losses we had since back to April, May, June, July actually count.
    It’s not panic-time; but it is time to be realistic and stop the ‘blind support’ that keeps saying that all is well.
    All is not well.

  1209. Melk Man August 11th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    The 2009 offense was miles better than this one. Aside from Cano/Swisher, the 2009 team was better across the board. You had 0 questions about that offense headed down the stretch and into the playoffs. They had no weaknesses. No blackhole bottom lineup, no platoon players, no guys with diminished bat speed or vulnerability to lefties. A real DH. A real #2 hitter. The older players (Alex, Jeter, Jorge) had great years.

    The 2009 Burnett was much better than this version. And the fact that they could use 3 starters makes the 09 rotation better (think of it like 09 Burnett vs. 10 Burnett and Vazquez vs. CC on short rest. Both fall in favor of 2009).

    That 09 team was also on a roll after the ASB and played .700 ball and put everyone in their rear-view mirror right around this time. They swept Boston and both Boston AND Tampa were 7+ back in the loss at this time.

    The 09 team was built much better for the playoffs than this one is. Doesn’t mean we can’t win. We’re still the favorites. But this team does not inspire the same confidence that that one did. Also can’t forget the weaker competition. Neither the Twins, nor Angels had pitching that could hang with us. None had an ace to match CC and we had the advantage in every game. Competition is much steeper this year. White Sox have much better pitching than that Twins team, so does Tampa and even Texas or Boston if they make it.

  1210. xcv August 11th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Best fielding % don’t mean crap. It’s the range. You can’t make an error if you don’t get to the ball

  1211. TheStraw August 11th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Having said all that, my belief is that the difference between 2009 and 2010 is that Johnny Damon is not here. Not because of his stats necessarily, but because of his grit, durability, and consistency that allowed him to play 120 games and thus allow the lineup to be more regular. But Boras and Johhny made it impossible to return.

  1212. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 11th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    “Tomorrow we can have an 8 run first inning and knock Lee out, then go on to sweep Lee……
    We can lose, and be 4 up, and go and take care of Kansas City

    Things will be ok….I hope”

    There you go! And I promise you that things WILL be okay. I know that it’s probably easy to feel frustrated when the team loses, but if you keep reminding yourself to look at the bigger picture, things do look pretty rosy.

    Just keep reminding yourself of these Vegas stats -

    ODDS TO WIN THE 2010 AL CHAMPIONSHIP

    Yankees – 3/2

    Rays – 5/2

    Sux – 12/1

    ODDS TO WIN THE 2010 WORLD SERIES

    Yankees – 3/1

    Rays – 5/1

    Sux – 18/1

    :)

  1213. Betsy August 11th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    LGY, the gap in offenses is enormous – and the D was good last year. Yes, I know about the flaws in the rotation last year…….but I don’t love this rotation either.

  1214. Cashmoney August 11th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Pepitone August 11th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Jeter is old !”
    ————–
    36 yrs old is “old”?

    Man, I wish I were that “old” again.
    ————————
    it’s all relative Joe

  1215. UpState August 11th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    BIG AL
    Night all – just too negative after a loss.

    Tomorrow after we beat Lee, all the crying will turn to cheers.
    ————————————————————–

    …that’s what fans do,
    ……not crying, but recognizing real concerns & issues….not just ‘ blind loyalty and cheering’

  1216. sunny615 August 11th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    2009 Yankees:
    .283 BA, .362 OBP, .478 SLG. 244 HR, 881 RBI, 1604 hits

    2010 Yankees:
    (Projected)
    .268 BA, .349 OBP, .437 SLG. 192 HR (132 current), 830 RBI (569 current), 1486 hits (1018 current)

    2009 Yankees:
    4.26 ERA, .251 BAA

    2010 Yankees:
    3.85 ERA, .246 BAA

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