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Yankees postgame

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 18, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi said he expects Alex Rodriguez to be out at least a few days after his MRI revealed a low-level left calf strain.

“I’ve never had a calf injury,” A-Rod said. “But the doc says it’s good news. It’s day to day, and we’ll just go from there.”

Girardi said not to expect Andy Pettitte back until sometime in September. His MRI revealed a small persistent strain of the left groin. He can throw on flat ground, but he won’t be back on a mound for about a week. …

The next deal deadline is coming on Aug. 31, but Brian Cashman sounded like he’s going to stand pat.

“I don’t anticipate any more moves,” Cashman said. “I think this is the team we’ve got, and we’re looking forward to playing the string out and seeing where it takes us. Obviously everybody in this game would like to be healthy, but part of the game is not being healthy and dealing with it. … Hopefully we’ll handle it like a championship-caliber team is capable of handling it.” …

CC Sabathia turned in his 15th straight quality start, the longest stretch by a Yankee since Ron Guidry’s first 15 in 1978 when he was on his way to the Cy Young. Sabathia is 12-2 with a 2.45 ERA in this run.

“He’s matured a lot as a pitcher and doesn’t give in anymore,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “He’s just a great pitcher overall. If you’re not stingy against someone like him, you’re not going to win.” …

Curtis Granderson homered off Justin Verlander and says he’s getting more comfortable with his new batting mechanics every day.

“I feel like I have a better shot now than I had in previous at-bats before we made the change,” Granderson said. …

Robinson Cano homered off Daniel Schlereth and now has 12 homers and 28 RBI off lefty pitching. It was his first homer since July 31. …

David Robertson worked the eighth – his 17th straight scoreless outing. …

The Yankees are batting .421 with 151 RBI in bases-loaded situations. Both figures lead the majors. …

Wednesday night it will be Dustin Moseley vs. Jeremy Bonderman. That’s it for tonight.

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65 Responses to “Yankees postgame”

  1. m August 18th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Please suck tomorrow, Bonderman.

    Thanks for everything, Brian.

  2. Rich in NJ August 18th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I appreciated that Girardi batted Gardner leadoff and hope it continues.

  3. UnKnown August 18th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Big win tonight. CC did what a fantastic ACE does. There are definitely times throughout the course of a season where you need to come up with a win and tonight was it.

  4. SAS August 18th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    m,

    In case you missed it on last thread. I am not.

  5. Mike_Boston August 18th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Fine GB7, maybe a “comet” with regards to Gator was a bit of a stretch but he definitely did not sustain his excellence for that long. Not reaching 200 wins to me means you either got hurt, lost it earlier than expected or didn’t have that much to begin with.

  6. m August 18th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Gardner had a good day batting leadoff. Nice to see. I think he’ll get even more comfortable there given the chance.

    As for the stolen base, the booth seemed to think he was out. But not quite sure.

    Looked like his fingers would’ve gotten to the base of the bag in time, but the only thing we saw was the heel of his hand coming over the lip of the base.

    Anyway, it all evens out and we’re owed a few more.

  7. m August 18th, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Just teasing, SAS, about the PBF thing.

    Someone (GF?) said that Manny would never cut his hair. I don’t think that to be true.

    In fact, last season he cut his hair for Torre. At least to the point where you could see his name.

    Anyway, inconsequential because this is the team we’re going to war with. Just hope there aren’t any more casualties. :(

  8. stuart a August 18th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Sabathia is a monster. he is definitely an ACe. Man having an Ace is a huge benefit….

  9. GreenBeret7 August 18th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Mike_Boston August 18th, 2010 at 12:40 am
    Fine GB7, maybe a “comet” with regards to Gator was a bit of a stretch but he definitely did not sustain his excellence for that long. Not reaching 200 wins to me means you either got hurt, lost it earlier than expected or didn’t have that much to begin with.

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

    Where do pitchers like Dizzy Dean and Sandy Koufax fit into your narrow view of what a pitching comet is? Dean won 150 and Koufax won 165. Both are HOfers.

  10. Betsy August 18th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    I’m really happy for Granderson…………..his first inning defensive plays were the highlights of the game for me.

  11. Betsy August 18th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    http://www.northjersey.com/spo.....038;page=1

    Holy cow, lol

  12. SAS August 18th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    m,
    Lol.

    It is going to be interesting to see how the season’s and hopefully the playoffs come together. With Andy out at least a couple of more weeks (another of my PBF’s), we need to win his games anyway. There is no room for a bunch of poor games, because I think there are a number of teams who can make the Wildcard, unlike most seasons.

    Our “all world” players are struggling. Hopefully, they will come around and make it into Nov.

  13. Mike_Boston August 18th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Where do pitchers like Dizzy Dean and Sandy Koufax fit into your narrow view of what a pitching comet is? Dean won 150 and Koufax won 165. Both are HOfers
    ————————————————————————————————

    I never said that getting hurt precludes you from getting into the HOF; obviously those guys were well deserved HOFers who’s careers were cut short.

  14. Mike_Boston August 18th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Fact is that Kofax was cooked in his early 30′s because medical advantages that today’s pitchers enjoy were not available to him. He probably needed TJ surgery which was not an option.

  15. Rich in NJ August 18th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I think the MLBPA will win their grievance against the Mets with regard to K-Rod and he will be virtually impossible to trade, so I think Klapisch is kind of lost…again.

  16. m August 18th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    SAS,

    If Gardner, Granderson, and Swisher play well, it’ll make all the difference in the world.

    I wouldn’t mind season a bit of Kearns either. Since we couldn’t get the real WS good luck charm, Eric Hinske, he’ll have to do.

    Um, did I miss something? When did Farnsworth become a Brave?

  17. SAS August 18th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Rich,

    That is some article.

    While I don’t follow the Mets, there is no way without a stipulation in his contract for ‘good behavior’ or something that the Wilpons can win this. There are a ton of pro athletes who have embarrassed themselves publicly and privately.

    Even quarterbacks who serve jail time, get another chance.

  18. SAS August 18th, 2010 at 1:05 am

    m,

    I think the bullpen will be OK. I just want to see Andy who shouldn’t be tired pitch like his usual self.

  19. SAS August 18th, 2010 at 1:08 am

    m,

    “With a little bit of luck”

  20. Rich in NJ August 18th, 2010 at 1:11 am

    SAS

    I think there will be a settlement would could result in a buyout.

  21. jacksquat August 18th, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I think KC offloaded him before the trade deadline, along with Ankiel.

  22. jacksquat August 18th, 2010 at 1:12 am

    above re: farnsworth

  23. SAS August 18th, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Rich,

    I don’t know what Krod is making or how much longer he contract is, but if the Wilpon’s are broke the settlement will only make their lot worse.

    It is hard to live in the limelight, but if a man hit me or my Dad, back in the day, I would have pursued as far as I could.

    He, however, is one of many people who get paid astronomical amounts of money, and therefore, will not be let off by his fans any time soon.

    Interesting though, the Mets just honored Doc Gooden and Daryl Strawberry.

  24. GreenBeret7 August 18th, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Mike_Boston August 18th, 2010 at 12:56 am
    Fact is that Kofax was cooked in his early 30’s because medical advantages that today’s pitchers enjoy were not available to him. He probably needed TJ surgery which was not an option.

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

    Koufax didn’t have ligament damage. He had an arthritic elbow. Guidry’s career was also cut short by injuries and a strike that kept him from 200 wins. Dean got in on a technicality. He had 9 seasons and 3 others with just one game in each of them. He had a lower winning percentage than either Koufax or Guidry and 650 fewer strikeouts.

  25. jacksquat August 18th, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Interesting though, the Mets just honored Doc Gooden and Daryl Strawberry.

    Doc and Straw mostly just hurt themselves, afaik.

  26. SAS August 18th, 2010 at 1:50 am

    good night all. See you in the ‘morrow

  27. KPB August 18th, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Here’s a feel good story for HOPE WEEK and dog lovers in general.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/ho.....z0wrlLRvip

  28. Nick in SF August 18th, 2010 at 4:16 am

    The rumor that I spent the say in Vallejo to bring CC and the Yanks luck is a true one.

    You’re welcome.

  29. Asd August 18th, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Cano hitting a Homer almost guarantees one from Swish next game.

  30. MG August 18th, 2010 at 6:20 am

    I find all this ‘angst’ about Phil Hughes just laughable.

    The kid is 14-5 and consistently keeps the Yankees in the game. In 22 starts there have only been 2 (out of 22 starts) where his pitching played any kind of role in the Yankees losing the game. How much more can you want from a first year starter?

    I also don’t get the word ‘trust’ as it relates to starting pitchers. I don’t have to ‘trust’ any starting pitcher, I’m a fan, all I do is watch the freaking game. The last time I checked, no fan has ever impacted the outcome of a baseball game (except Jeffrey Maier, of course).

    And how can Moseley be more ‘trustworthy’ than AJ Burnett? He’s done a nice job but has no body of work in the majors. He’s pitching to a 4+ ERA as a starter, how is that more ‘thrustworthy’ than any of the other starters? Just because he pitched a good game against the Sox doesn’t make him ‘trustworthy’ unless you are paranoid about the big Red Sox machine and the way it batters every other team in the majors on a daily basis, losing only to keep things interesting along the way.

    AJ has been either very good or very bad but has pitched well more than 50% of the time and is capable of being very, very good the rest of the way.

    The biggest issue for the Yankees rotation is not only gettting Andy back out there but having enough time for him to get back into top form before the playoffs. The good news is that he barely pitched in spring training and was great all season, that leads me to believe a few starts before the end of the season is enough for him to be at 100% in the playoffs.

  31. MG August 18th, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Jon Lester is a terrific pitcher but is 2-4 since the All Star break.

    Cliff Lee is a great pitcher but is 2-3 since the trade to the Rangers.

    Tim Lincecum, the 2 time Cy Young Award winner? 2-3 since the ASB, ERA is over 5.00

    All that tells you is making judgments about performance over a month of the season just makes no sense whatsover. If that makes no sense, think about how little sense it makes to make judgments over a week, a game, or even a few innings, as so many comments on this blog do.

  32. upstate kate August 18th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    great game last night all the way around. When AJax hit the first pitch out, I was certain there would be complaints once again about the trade, but no one could complain about Granderson last night! 2 great catches to start off the game, and the HR. I enjoyed the way they scratched some runs across early, it worked out well having GGBG bat first.

    I was so touched after the game when they showed Girardi leading Jane around the bases, and having her touch them all. It was very sweet.

  33. Bronx Jeers August 18th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Jorge has 3 stolen bases in his last 10 games?

    From the boys at ” It Is High “…

    Chariots of Jorge!

    http://i55.photobucket.com/alb.....e-fire.jpg

  34. MaineYankee August 18th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Kate

    I thought it said alot watching the players interact with Jane after the game.

    It seemed to me that it meant alot to the players. It’s nice to see the human side of those guys.

    Bronx

    So much for the ones that call Jorge old. :lol:

  35. MaineYankee August 18th, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Bronx

    Or we could call him Jorge Henderson.

    Or Ricky Posada.

  36. pat August 18th, 2010 at 8:06 am

    “The rumor that I spent the say in Vallejo to bring CC and the Yanks luck is a true one.”

    Texarkana today?

  37. Doreen August 18th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    upstate kate -

    That was great after the game, watching Jane and Joe walk to home plate. It seemed she had a lot to say to Joba (who also seemed to have a lot to say to her, first) – I was laughing a little because it looked like she didn’t want to let him leave. :) I was struck by the happiness on her face – she was glowing. (I have to admit to a bit of, well, not exactly “jealousy,” but something, watching her touch the faces of all the players! :lol: )

    I loved Granderson’s game last night. This is what I’d hoped for since the day he was signed. I really, really, hope they do not trade him over the off-season. If this is the result after a few “tweaks,” imagine what can be done after the season is over?

    I didn’t follow the game thread at all last night for the first time in a long time. I have to say, it was nice. Although I went and read through this morning to see what I missed – isn’t that silly?

    I was in Vallejo when we went to California! We took the ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco after visiting Napa. :)

  38. upstate kate August 18th, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Maine Yankee
    yes, I should have added the players hugging her and Mo handing her a ball was sweet too.

    Jeers
    did you see our friend Thome had a walk off last night?

  39. Betsy August 18th, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I’m glad you find it funny, MG – but your definition of angst is clearly not the same as mine as I have zero angst about Hughes – none at all.

    Good for you that you don’t need to trust a pitcher; that makes you a great fan.

    “Huh?” about Moseley and AJ. Who said the former was more trustworthy than the latter?

  40. upstate kate August 18th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Doreen
    yeah, I know what you mean. I felt that way last year w/ Polly, the woman who has cancer. Not jealousy, b/c I am so grateful to be blessed w/ good heath, but envy I guess.

    We are taking my MIL to the game on Friday, her first trip to YS. Of course part of my grand scheme to invite her was to insure that we would be going to a game this year!

  41. blake August 18th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Great game all the way around last night. Granderson was huge as he set the tone early and allowed CC to escape that first inning when he was still figuring out what he had that night. I’m trying to not get too excited about him down the stretch but he just looks like a totally different player than a month ago.

    The bullpen once again was good and Drob continues to impress. MG and I were discussing last night that it looks like he’s throwing more cutters and it looks like an effective pitch for him. He has such a good fastball and I love his competitiveness.

    Re Hughes: I’ve watched him throw nearly every inning this year. Rarely does he not keep the Yankees in the ballgame. Most of the games he has lost or had bad boxscores, he was dominant for large stretches of those games and then made a few bad pitches or decisions in one inning. I can’t really recall a start where he just gave the Yanks nothing that day. Experience should eliminate those little lapses or poor decisions that have biten him this season. He’s having a great season and as of now hed start either game 2 or 3 for me in the playoffs.

  42. upstate kate August 18th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Betsy
    I hope you had a great time at the game, it certainly was a good one to watch.

  43. sunny615 August 18th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I see Micah Owings was designated for assignment. I remember him being coveted by the Yankees in the trade that got us Ohledorf in the Randy Johnson deal and a lot of Yankee fans here were lamenting that they should’ve gotten Owings instead. I guess neither prospect really panned out. Just goes to show, prospects are just that until they prove otherwise. And most of them don’t.

    The Yanks also signed Dominican Christopher Tamarez for $650k. He’s 16 and plays SS. Anyone got any info on him? How he projects?

  44. Betsy August 18th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Blake, I still stand by what I said last night, but I agree it’s been rare (Seattle, Angels as 2 examples) where he’s not given his team a chance at all. On the other hand, his 14-5 record is misleading. He probably should be 11-7 or thereabouts given that he’s won some games and not lost others where he didn’t pitch well (2nd Sox game, Houston, July 4th Toronto )

  45. Betsy August 18th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Upstate Kate, I had a great time…………I can’t deal with this weather anymore, though – boy it was uncomfortable. You’re going to a game this week ? I think you mentioned that last night.

  46. Erin August 18th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I had to laugh at this:

    BloggingBombers Robertson said all he has right now are high-top spikes, which he thinks look terrible with the high socks….

    BloggingBombers: Once Robertson gets the shipment in of his low cleats – which he expects soon – he’ll be back to his high-sock look. He promises.

    BloggingBombers Glad I could solve the great sock mystery. Robertson was surprised – and amused – that so many people cared so much about his socks.

  47. pat August 18th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Doreen

    Joba knew Jane before yesterday. She sits near Harlan Chamberlain at the Stadium and they’ve become friends.

  48. upstate kate August 18th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Betsy
    yes, we are going on Friday, missing Phil by one day :(

    Put me down as one who likes the high socks look!

    Pat
    we don’t hear so much about Harlan any more…is he able to attend many games?

  49. Doreen August 18th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    upstate kate -

    That’s how we got to Citifield last year – we took my MIL for her birthday – she’s a Mets fan (well, my FIL was a Mets fan; she was a NY Giants fan originally). Glad we did – how things change in one year – she would not be able to do it this year.

    The only way we got to YS last season was someone my husband works with had tickets to one of the games with Mets and he wasn’t able to use them so sold them to us. For some reason, YS may as well be on the moon – it seems like such a challenge to get there (between distance and actually getting tickets) for us and we’re only in central NJ.

  50. Doreen August 18th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    pat -

    Thanks for the information. That would explain that! :)

  51. Doreen August 18th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    That is very funny stuff about Robertson and his socks. I think it’s especially amusing that he would care how his high top spikes look with his high socks. It’s all about the look! :lol: I hope his new shoes are as lucky for him as Brett Gardner’s seemed to be for him (his “fast” shoes!)

  52. pat August 18th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Kate

    I don’t know how often Harlan is around. I would imagine less Joba mania has just led to Harlan getting less camera face time but that’s just a guess.

  53. 86w183 August 18th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    It’s goofy to try and say what someone’s record should be. It is what it is. You pitch differently if you get a big early lead. You pitch differently if the guy before you went out in the second inning and you know the team needs innings above all.

    As for Guirdy, Koufax and Dean, Guidry had a superior career to Dean. I don’t think Dean belongs in the Hall. Koufax’ shorter career was WAY more dominant.

    The thing about Guidry is that he turned 27 in his first full season. His first nine full seasons he was a remarkable 154-67. For his career Dean was 150-83.

  54. MaineYankee August 18th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Doreen

    Try getting to a game from here. :lol:

    At least a two day affair.

  55. Bob August 18th, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Good win for the Yanks last night !!
    **Upstate Kate, this if for you: Veteran forward Craig Conroy re-signed with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

    Conroy received a one-year deal.

    Conroy has appeared in 991 games — roughly half of them with the Flames — over 14 seasons. He has 180 goals and 360 assists for 540 points.

    Last season, the 38-year-old had three goals and 15 points in 63 games.

  56. ron August 18th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    With his 2 for 3, one-walk night Brett Gardner is now 8 for his last 19 (.421) with four walks (.480 OBP) and three doubles (.579).

    I don’t think we need any outfielders next year.

    I would go after lee & try to do something with the catching & dh situation.
    If romine is our future catcher bring montero up next year to dh or trade him.

    I just don’t see the value with montero at dh.

  57. upstate kate August 18th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    thanks Bob, he seems to have found a home in Calgary!

    Maine Yankee
    its a 2 day trip for us as well, so a once a year treat.

  58. Doreen August 18th, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Maine Yankee

    :)

    Seriously, though, it sometimes is easier for us to plan to see a game in Baltimore, because we do PLAN for it. You don’t go to YS on a whim, or spontaneously, yet we seem to think we can (or we behave as if we can).

  59. Pat M. August 18th, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Guidry was bounced back and forth from starterr and closer which hurt him in the long run

  60. Erin August 18th, 2010 at 9:06 am

    New Post: HOPE Week continues with Mohamed Kamara

    :arrow:

  61. Bill D August 18th, 2010 at 9:07 am

    “As for Guirdy, Koufax and Dean, Guidry had a superior career to Dean. I don’t think Dean belongs in the Hall. Koufax’ shorter career was WAY more dominant”

    Agree across the board, 86. Of the three Koufax is the only one who belongs in Cooperstown.

  62. upstate kate August 18th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Guidry is my all time favorite Yankee :)

    Doreen
    Baltimore is on my list of ball parks to see, is it as nice as people say?

  63. SJ44 August 18th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    The poormouthing of Phil Hughes is just ridiculous.

    Its as if he is held to this ridiculous standard that no one can reach.

    At the start of the season, if someone projected this record for Hughes at the beginning of the season, EVERYBODY would have taken it.

    Now, it has to come with qualifiers?

    The guy has been the Yankees second best starter for most of the year. He had a rough patch. EVERY pitcher has a rough patch during a season.

    In his last 4-5 starts, he has righted the ship and has pitched very well.

    All this angst about “swing and miss” stuff is also ridiculous.

    This isn’t fantasy baseball. Strikeouts aren’t everything when it comes to pitching.

    His stuff is still as outstanding as its been.

    Scouts were raving about it Saturday night.

    I think when fans hold some players to ridiculously high standards, they are bound to be disappointed.

    The guy has 14 wins and an all star berth in his first full season as a starting pitcher and he isn’t even 25 years old.

    If that’s not good enough for some folks, understanding pitching isn’t your thing.

  64. Occasional Poster August 18th, 2010 at 9:32 am

    @SJ44: I saw Phil Hughes pitch in Kansas City. I was really impressed, again, with his “possession.” He’s just so composed on the mound. He’s one of the brightest spots of these season for me.

  65. Yankee44 August 18th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    # GreenBeret7 August 18th, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Mike_Boston August 18th, 2010 at 12:56 am
    Fact is that Kofax was cooked in his early 30’s because medical advantages that today’s pitchers enjoy were not available to him. He probably needed TJ surgery which was not an option.

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

    Koufax didn’t have ligament damage. He had an arthritic elbow. Guidry’s career was also cut short by injuries and a strike that kept him from 200 wins. Dean got in on a technicality. He had 9 seasons and 3 others with just one game in each of them. He had a lower winning percentage than either Koufax or Guidry and 650 fewer strikeouts.

    ————————————————————————————————-
    As long as we’re talking about Guidry and Koufax, if you compare their stats, they are surprisingly similar. Same amount of full seasons, almost identical records, and even within 100 innings of each other. Sandy had more strikeouts, Guidry the lower walk total. The biggest difference between them is Guidry had to pitch in the AL with the DH, and Sandy pitched without the DH, with the higher pitcher’s mound, in one of the premiere pitcher’s parks of the era. That’s no knock on Sandy (for a 5-year stretch, he dominated his peers), it’s just to illustrate that Guidry was a much better pitcher than a lot of people realize. :-)

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