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Game 130: Yankees at White Sox

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

YANKEES (79-50)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Marcus Thames DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Austin Kearns RF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Ivan Nova (0-0, 2.16)
Nova has not faced the White Sox

WHITE SOX (70-59)
Juan Pierre LF
Omar Vizquel 3B
Alex Rios CF
Paul Konerko 1B
Andruw Jones RF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Alexei Ramirez SS
Mark Teahan DH
Gordon Beckham 2B

RHP Gavin Floyd (9-10, 3.91)
Floyd vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 2:05 p.m. / YES Network and TBS

UMPIRES: HP Tim Tschida, 1B Bob Davidson, 2B Alfonso Marquez, 3B Tim Timmons

WEATHER: It got a little bit hot on the last day in Chicago. Should get into the 90s with about a 30 percent chance of rain in the late innings.

GOOD START: Eduardo Nunez is the first Yankee to have a four-RBI game within his first 10 games since Shelley Duncan in 2007. Only four other Yankees have done it since 1967: Duncan, Andy Phillips (2005), Hideki Matsui (2003) and Brian Dayett (1983).

MORE NUNEZ: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Nunez became the fifth player in franchise history to have his first homer and first stolen base in the same game: Willie Randolph (1976), Roy White (1966), Gil McDougald (1951) and Wally Pipp (1915).

SWISH VS. SOX: Nick Swisher seems like the right guy to fill in as the No. 3 hitter. He’s batting .409 (9-for-22) against the White Sox this season. he has homered in each of his past four games against the White Sox, and three of his past five games at U.S. Cellular Field.

CHASING 20: According to Elias, CC Sabathia is the first Yankees starter to reach 18 wins before August 28 since David Con in 1998. Cone finished that season 20-7. Sabathia is already one away from his career high of 19.

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Marcus Thames is some kinda hot right now. He just took Gavin Floyd deep for a 1-0 Yankees lead in the second inning. He’s positively crushing the ball right now. Good call by Girardi to keep his bat in the lineup, even against a right-hander.

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m.: All-around impressive play up the middle for the White Sox. Double play gets them out of the second inning.

UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: So far so good for Nova. He really looks in control through four innings, and the Yankees have given him a 2-0 lead on Thames’ home run and an RBI single by Brett Gardner. Whatever decisions Girardi has to make about his rotation, Nova seems to be making one decision easy.

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m.: The Yankees have needed Nova this afternoon, because Gavin Floyd has settled in to pitch pretty well. He’s allowed some base runners, but not many hard-hit balls and it’s still a 2-0 Yankees lead through four and a half.

UPDATE, 3:47 p.m.: The White Sox tied it on back-to-back two-out hits. We’re even at 2.

UPDATE, 4:00 p.m.: Another impressive start for Ivan Nova, who turns the game over to Boone Logan with two outs in the sixth. Nova leaves with the game tied, so he won’t get his first big league win, but he’s given the Yankees two good starts. Hard to imagine him losing his spot in the rotation just yet.

UPDATE, 4:04 p.m.: I’m just the messenger: The scorer here in Chicago ruled that a single for Pierzynski. If Pierre were running? Fine. But that wasn’t Pierre.

UPDATE, 4:13 p.m.: Bases loaded, Kerry Wood finally gets out of the sixth inning with a ground ball to first. Yankees up by one.

As you might have noticed, I got totally screwed up earlier thinking the White Sox had tied the game with that run in the fifth. Happens a lot covering a game. Sounds crazy, but you spend so much time writing during the course of a game, it’s pretty easy to get yourself mixed up. Sorry about that. It’s 2-1.

UPDATE, 4:42 p.m.: Omar Vizquel works a walk on a tough at-bat, and now Joba Chamberlain is in for Wood with two outs in the seventh. Fly ball to center field ends the inning, still 2-1.

UPDATE, 5:02 p.m.: Jenks just wiggled out of a bases-loaded eighth. Missed opportunity for the Yankees, and still a 2-1 game.

UPDATE, 5:06 p.m.: Francisco Cervelli just picked up Eduardo Nunez, throwing out pinch runner Lillibridge to erase Nunez’s error. That’s a big out in this situation.

UPDATE, 5:18 p.m.: Through the eighth inning with a one-run Yankees lead. You know who’s getting loose in the bullpen.

UPDATE, 5:24 p.m.: It would be a real shame to come all the way to Chicago and not see Ozzie get ejected. No sense arguing that call. Gardner was safe. Cervelli went pretty far out of his way on the takeout slide, but not enough to change the call.

UPDATE, 5:28 p.m.: Not a good defensive game for Nunez, so Ramiro Pena is in to play third base in the ninth.

 
 

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994 Responses to “Game 130: Yankees at White Sox”

  1. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 29th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Now that’s it’s so late in the season, ALL games are must win games.

    That’s right, I said it. :P

  2. Crawdaddy August 29th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    The only thing I know is besides the trolls, most of the heated arguments on this blog usually centers around one blogger. Why is that?

  3. m August 29th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Go, Yankees.

    Laura,

    These have been must-win games for a while. The Sox got off to a slow start, but they’ve kept pace with the Rays and Yankees.

    O/T, listening to that girl knuckball pitcher talk about her old coach, Joe Niekro, was heartbreaking. :cry:

  4. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Betsy,

    To jump into this Hughes conversation. I think the problem is that you read too much of the nonsense on that NYYfans site. I visited that site the other night to check it out and read some of the stuff in the Phil Hughes devoted thread.

    Crap like they should trade Hughes for Santana NOW and the only difference between Dellin Betances and Phil Hughes right now is that Hughes has earned his stripes in the minors.

    You are polluting your mind spending time on that site.

  5. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    “Does mick see dead people?”

    LOLOL! LMAO! That was toooo funny! :lol:

  6. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Balkin’ Bob Davidson 1st base ump. Look for some weird calls. Nova better noticably stop in the stretch w/ men on base.

  7. Yank1 August 29th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    “The only thing I know is besides the trolls, most of the heated arguments on this blog usually centers around one blogger. Why is that?”

    SJ explained it well in the previous thread.

  8. RSM August 29th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Betsy, I don’t wish to argue with you. My intention is to give constructive advice. You are consistently over sensative. It grows tiring reading the same whining over and over. You are entitled to your opinion. But, so is everyone else. This is a forum for discussion. Any time someone disagrees with you, you get extremely defensive and argumentative as if it’s some personal attack. My 5 year old daughter throws less frequent emotional tantrums.
    Personal attacks should not be tolerated, but opinionated discussion is the point of places like this. Give your opinion and defend your opinion til your hearts content, just without the histrionics.
    Please, just lighten up.

  9. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  10. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Big game! Let’s win this series! Champagne Super Nova!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    “MORE NUNEZ: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Nunez became the fifth player in franchise history to have his first homer and first stolen base in the same game: Willie Randolph (1976), Roy White (1966), Gil McDougald (1951) and Wally Pipp (1915).”

    Wouldn’t that be ironic if Nuñez ended up “Wally Pipping” Jeter? ;)

  12. ZMAN August 29th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    “SJ explained it well in the previous thread.”

    Actually, all he did was tell us what Mick told us months ago, he just confirmed it ;)

    Anyway, let’s get this game today.

  13. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Mick, not that I have to defend myself to you, but I don’t owe you a response nor do I owe it to people like you to spend all my time here. If I feel like getting lunch and taking some time away from here, that’s my business.

    You keep seeing dead people, though -

  14. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for nothing, Juventus. :mad:

    /shouldn’t be betting on Italian soccer’d

  15. Melk Man August 29th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    “According to Elias, CC Sabathia is the first Yankees starter to reach 18 wins before August 28 since David Con in 1998″

    Who is David Con?

  16. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    This is a give-away game.

    We have already won one game in the series.

    And it’s not like the Rays can win against Lackey and the R*d S*x can ever, ever, ever catch us.

  17. RSM August 29th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    “Wouldn?t that be ironic if Nuñez ended up ?Wally Pipping? Jeter?”

    Sadly, that may not be so hard to do anymore.

  18. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    SJ didn’t explain anything at all in the previous thread, but hey whatever floats his boat.

    LGY, I’ve been posting on NYYFans for a long time. IMO, there has to be a middle ground with what that board believes and what this one does. Anyway, it really doesn’t matter, does it?

  19. MystiqueAura August 29th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Yummy.

  20. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Well RSM, ok you said your piece……….have a nice day.

  21. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    mick,

    Seriously, you gotta stop calling out Betsy. She doesn’t owe you anything the way you treat her.

    And, she’s free to come and go.

    The whole “Betsy’s left the building thing” is old.

  22. mick August 29th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Mick, not that I have to defend myself to you, but I don’t owe you a response nor do I owe it to people like you to spend all my time here.
    ==============================
    Well then, why did you respond?
    You can’t help yourself.

    And please don’t spend all your time here, nobody but you is forcing you to.

  23. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    M, thanks!

    The fact that he thinks he knows me is ridiculous………….but arguing with him is like arguing with a brick wall

  24. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    83 degrees in Las Vegas right now :)

  25. mick August 29th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    m
    You gotta stop being betsy’s enforcer.
    you are better than that.
    in this case she brought my name up, not the other way around.
    plus, youve called her out many times yourself, don’t be so “passive-aggressive,” as you like to say.

  26. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    “According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Nunez became the fifth player in franchise history to have his first homer and first stolen base in the same game: Willie Randolph (1976), Roy White (1966), Gil McDougald (1951) and Wally Pipp (1915)”

    Unless Baseball Reference has the wrong information, the Elias Sports Bureau is wrong.

    Roy White had 2 SB’s in ’65

    Willie Randolph stole a base with the Pirates in ’75….

    Macdougad’s first stolen base came April 29th, 1951. His first home run was hit May 3rd.

  27. ET August 29th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    The whole “Betsy’s left the building thing” is old.

    ———-

    So is the ridiculous over-analyzing of Hughes and overvaluing of Red Sox. At least have the same standards for both.

  28. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    mick,

    Are you kidding? I’ve spent plenty of time getting on Betsy.

    I’m not her enforcer. You’re just up to your passive-aggressive crap again. YOU’RE better than that.

  29. mick August 29th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    # ET August 29th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    The whole “Betsy’s left the building thing” is old.

    ———-

    So is the ridiculous over-analyzing of Hughes and overvaluing of Red Sox. At least have the same standards for both.
    ========================
    ET
    It’s called being a hypocrite.

  30. Tar August 29th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    You don’t like Betsy, ignore her. Complaining about Betsy dummy’s down the board and makes me feel like there’s a bunch of thugs on here. Just skip the posts.

    I disagree with a lot of what Betsy posts, ( sorry Betsy) yet I dont feel the need to respond and bully her.

    BTW- Mick never had it right.

    Thank you

  31. luis August 29th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Hi everyone, go yankees

  32. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    ET,

    Are you kidding? I guess you haven’t read my responses TO Betsy. With the exception of one or two occasions, I’ve tried to be respectful to her. But I call her out on her obsession with Hughes all the time.

    The difference is I don’t stalk her about it.

  33. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    this is a big game for Nova, because its a pressure spot. Hopefully, he pitches as well as he did in his first start. Definately a must win game.

  34. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Tar, you don’t have to apologize for disagreeing with me……..that’s what a blog is for.

  35. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    CB

    Zlatan went to Milan.

    There’s actually an article on WSJ about the money involved in it. http://online.wsj.com/article/.....10812.html
    __

    Why put stick ‘em on your bat if you aint gonna swing the damn thing.

  36. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Umpire blew 3 of the 4 calls on Gardner. 2 “strikes” were outside of the zone, and the ball was on the inside edge. Not a good start for Mr. Tschida.

  37. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    M, you’ve always been fair. We don’t always agree, but I honestly don’t care about that…………..you don’t attack me or invalidate my opinions because they don’t match up with your own, and I appreciate that.

  38. mick August 29th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Swisher owns the Sox.

  39. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    lets hope the Yankees bat are still alive today. It seems as if they can’t put together to back to back really good hitting games, (at least in August)

  40. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Rob

    Thanks for letting me know that Tim Cheata Tschida is behind the plate. Now I’ll be focused on that anti-NY pig all day.

  41. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Not a strike. Outside.

  42. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Ugh. Can’t stand the twinkle toes strike calls. Are you a dancer or an ump?

  43. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    It’s Sunday, a day of rest, can’t we all get along and show some respect to all great Yankee fans.

  44. RhapsodyInBlue August 29th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Mick

    You are totally obsessed with Betsy.

    If you disagree with her make your point and leave it at that.

    She is entitled to post without being harassed.

  45. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    hopefully Tschida gives Nova those pitches way off the plate.

    I’ll believe it when I see it, though.

  46. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    He’s not a dancer nor an ump. He’s a member of Red Sox Nation.

  47. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Cano has to come up big today.

  48. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    It seems like the Yankee batters will have to get used to a gigantic strike zone today. To lefties Floyd has gotten the outside, outside corner.

  49. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    CR9: I really don’t want to be involved in your conspiracy theories about the umpires. Besides, as I pointed out, Gardner got a favorable call from Tschida as well.

    And Tschida recovered after that first AB. I didn’t see any other pitches that I feel he called incorrectly. And Gameday agrees with me.

  50. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Getaway Day strikezone. Like the old days.

    If Nova gets the same zone, it’s going to be a quick game so, guys better be hackin’.

  51. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Same pitch strike 1 to Cano. Not called against pierre. i hate this pierre; he helped cost us a WS in 2003.

  52. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Nice curve to get Vizquel. One more, please. :)

  53. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Different looking breaking stuff today from Nova

  54. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Nice curveball to the 90 year old. That is a big pitch for him if it’s on today. Against the Jays the curveball wasn’t good at all.

  55. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Nice job of Kay and Singleton to leave out the most important part of the B-12 story. That it is not banned.

    IMO the way they presented that story was pretty irresponsible.

  56. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Novalicious!!!!!! So far so good.

  57. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    very good first inning

  58. G-C August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    That is an impressive, impressive inning.

  59. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    not too shabby.

  60. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Woah. Nice economical pitching. Frankie is catching; wonder if he’ll actually be focused on catching today mistake-free.

  61. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    when will they play a Sat night game in YS?

  62. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Much better first than last start. No butterflies.

  63. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    day games suck

  64. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Nice job of Kay and Singleton to leave out the most important part of the B-12 story. That it is not banned.

    IMO the way they presented that story was pretty irresponsible.

    —————————-
    Samething I was thinking…it shouldn’t even be a story, because the substance isn’t banned so what’s the problem

  65. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Can’t ask for a better start from Nova.

    AJ should take lessons on how to attack first innings.

    It would go a long way toward getting himself straightened out.

  66. Prete Funk Era August 29th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Anyone have a link on the B-12 story?

  67. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Don’t they have trainers in the minors? I would’ve played it safe, and gone through the staff.

  68. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Really nice inning for Nova. Hopefully the guys can get some early runs for him. Swish and Cano need to come up big today.

  69. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    LET THE GOOD THAMES ROLL. 319 avg.

  70. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Very good first inning from Nova…throwing strikes and the breaking ball looks much tighter and more down in the zone today…just one inning but a nice start.

  71. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    There are stories on Nova using B-12. Where are the stories on David Ortiz and what drug he tested positive for and what he’s currently using? It’s been over a year now, and the (Boston-loving) media still hasn’t gotten any info from the Big Sluggy.

  72. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Continue to seize the opportunity Mr Nova.

    You will not only keep yourself in the rotation this year but you could pitch yourself into the 2011 rotation.

    Hell, you may even pitch yourself into the postseason rotation :)

  73. Occasional Poster August 29th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    43 posts as of this comment.
    17 or so by Betsy or about Betsy.
    That’s 35% and that says it all.

    Me, I’d rather read about baseball. Smart opinions? Stupid opinions? Bring ‘em on and talk about them but enough of this “woe is me I’m being picked on” and “stop picking on ___”.

  74. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Thames clearly wants to play full time. LOL!

  75. ac1 August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    thames can be the full time dh now

  76. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    The media is just trying to ruin the kid (Nova). They’re doing their best to shut one of our prospects down – before he ever really begins.

    THAMES!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    marcus thames is awesome.

    hr come in bunchies

  78. luis August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    MONSTER THAMES!!!

  79. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I new something good was going to happen…with this guy at bat. THAMES baby!!!!!!!

  80. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Go Thames!!! He is on fire now. Girardi has to keep him in the lineup even against righties.

  81. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    They’re all looking like Randy Johnson now.

  82. raymagnetic August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Timms is on Fiyah!!!! :)

  83. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    # syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Nice job of Kay and Singleton to leave out the most important part of the B-12 story. That it is not banned.

    IMO the way they presented that story was pretty irresponsible.

    —————————-
    Samething I was thinking…it shouldn’t even be a story, because the substance isn’t banned so what’s the problem
    ——————-

    They didn’t say it wasn’t banned, but they did point out that it’s kind of odd that the two would be given themselves injections when there are team trainers that could have been doing it. In a round about way, they were saying that there is nothing wrong with the B-12. They raised the issue that, if they were not using the trainers to do the injections, then it wasn’t really B-12.

    Just trying to give them the benefit of the doubt here.

  84. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Marcus Thames is just ridiculous at this point.

  85. ac1 August 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    so i saw napoli claimed off waivers? doesnt he catch? any chance he made it to the yankees?

  86. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    mlb.tv working for you guys?

    Missed what Gameday tells me is a homerun in to lake Michigan

  87. Prete Funk Era August 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Thames has been unbelievable this weekend!

  88. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    How about that. Thames is en fuego.

  89. ac1 August 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    granderson is hitting the ball well now too. even the outs are hard.

  90. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t know what else to say about Thames…talk about a guy earning his paycheck.

  91. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    You make a mistake with Thames now, it leaves the park.

    IMO, he to DH everyday until he cools off.

    Ride the hot streak as long as you can.

  92. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Can’t take Thames out of the lineup right now.

    Even when Berkman comes back he shouldn’t be guaranteed DH duty vs RH with how hot Thames is.

  93. cs in la August 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    man, granderson is due. hitting the ball alot better these days.

  94. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Too bad Granderson’s batting average is dropping down to 0.244 once again.

  95. Prete Funk Era August 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiZ4C3k0Z4U

  96. SportsGeek August 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Thames in a groove!!! OMG!

  97. Nikeblack August 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Whats Sterlings call after a Thames-jack?

  98. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Is Nova in “hot water” over the B-12 thing ?

  99. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    SJ,

    I agree..have to ride this wave until it breaks. He’s just swinging it too good right now and is causing too much damage to take him out of the lineup.

  100. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Great play

  101. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Got to give credit. That was a great play by Ramirez.

  102. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    sick dp by chi, d@mm

  103. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    oh well…its not much you can do about a guy making a play like that

  104. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Nunez hit it hard…tip your cap, nice play there by Alexi.

  105. Ken Phelps August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Happy thames are hear again

  106. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    **** Just took away a base hit and 1st and 3rd with that play. Cant wait to see that effort against another team that they play 7 more times this year.

  107. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Too many double plays as of late. Not good.

  108. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    :shock:

  109. luis August 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    that was an awesome doubleplay, against us but nevertheless amazing

  110. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I believe that Marcus’ last name is pronounced “Tims”. Hawk has been calling him Tames. LOL!

  111. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    What a play. Nothing they could do about that. At least, Thames got us on the board. What was Hawk’s call. “You can put that one on the board.”? Or is that reserved for the “good guys”? :roll:

  112. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Floyd looks like Jeremy Bonderman’s little brother

  113. MaineYankee August 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Pat M

    I saw Nova in Portland 2 years ago and his off spead stuff was his best pitches. He really had hitters off balance. His FB has improved from then. He has made quite alot of progress since then.

  114. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    The Lord giveth and Ramirez taketh away.

  115. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I believe that Marcus’ last name is pronounced “Tims”. Hawk has been calling him Tames. LOL!

    “Hawk” couldn’t pronounce his mothers name !

  116. ac1 August 29th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    “you cannnnn put it on the boaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrdddddd YEAH!……. YEAH! – hawk.

  117. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Slick play there by Jeet.

  118. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Perfect game here we come lolol hope i didn’t jinx it

  119. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Jones’ head is bigger than ever ! Wonder why ? LOL

  120. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Breaking ball looks significantly better than his last start and he’s still sitting in the mid-90s..

  121. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Swisher is looking pretty solid at 1B…can’t remember the last time he had to play there

  122. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    almost as big as Bolanco’s dome.

  123. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Polanco*

  124. MG August 29th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Nova is very impressive out there, he throws free and easy and the ball seems to jump out of his hand. As others have already mentioned, the breaking ball is much better than the last time.

  125. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    GOSH I DESPISE THIS GUY.

  126. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Nova has a little edge to him.

    I like that.

  127. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    “Perfect game here we come lolol hope i didn’t jinx it”

    Why would ever take the chance? Hopefully there is something there to form over substance. nonlolol

  128. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Seriously looking like Scranton v. ChiSox. Love that we have contributions from the farm.

    Curveball is the big difference today for Nova. He couldn’t throw it for strikes last time out.

    Guys are going to learn it’s dangerous to hang out over the plate with Nova pitching.

  129. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Nice job Faiaz. lolol

  130. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    # Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Perfect game here we come lolol hope i didn’t jinx it
    ————–

    I’d post my real reaction, but I don’t think the censors will let it through. So I’ll just say, “jerk!”
    ;)

  131. Trevor August 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    He looks good. Moves hitters off the plate. Me likes.

  132. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    womp womp womp :(

  133. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    M, what do you mean “contributions from the farm?” I thought we had no farm system!

    /sarcasm.

  134. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Nova has great stuff. I’m excited about this guy.

  135. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I don’t think you can jinx a no-no through 1.2 IP.

  136. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I love this kid Nova. He doesn’t have fear of moving a batter off the plate. And he aint afraid to back it up – like when that criminal Bautista tried starting crap with him. And he’s a Cutie Patootie!

  137. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    is this what the classic “free-and-easy delivery” looks like?

  138. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Rob B,

    Exactly. ;)

    Why are they talking about Strasbourg and his elbow? :? Like non-stop.

  139. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I like the fact that Nova is very aggressive and goes right after the hitter. Even against the Jays his curveball wasn’t that good but you didn’t see any nibbling from him.

  140. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Nova definately should get the call to pitch on Mr. AJ’s next start…we just can’t risk Burnett’s awful performances this late in the season

  141. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Nasty change right there….impressive.

  142. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    AJ and Hughes need to take notes. Deadly change up.

  143. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Faiaz

    You hear about Zlatan?

    __

    Ohhhh, what a pitch to strike out Ramirez! Holy crap!

  144. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    “I don’t think you can jinx a no-no through 1.2 IP.”

    Looks like he just did.

  145. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Superstitions are jinxed.

  146. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Gameday says that 5th pitch was a strike. I thought it was pretty close when I saw it, but thought it might have been just a bit low and/or inside.

    Gets him swinging on the next pitch, though, so it’s all good.

  147. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Faiaz

    And Barca have won their opener and Villa has notched a goal on his La Liga debut!

  148. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    This guy is not intimidated.

  149. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Threw a great changeup to get Ramirez.

    If he can keep that in his pocket for the second time around on these hitters, he will keep them from sitting on his fastball.

    So far, so good.

  150. MG August 29th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    is this what the classic “free-and-easy delivery” looks like?
    ————————
    at least to me, Nova is ‘free and easy’ in his delivery because he doesn’t look like he’s throwing hard and the ball jumps out of his hand. Compare that to Chamberlain, who looks like he’s jumping out of his pants every time he throws the ball.

  151. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Nova has a nice confidence on the mound. Different type than Hughes though.

    Hughes is like a rock on the mound. Just give me the ball.

    Nova looks like one of those players that can’t be rattled. Just standing there calm and doing his thing. A Manny Ramirez type confidence in a way.

  152. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    The TBS gun had Nova topping out at 97, though that’s probably too high.

    Still, he’s striking out batters and generating nothing but ground balls.

  153. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Tell ya what, I’m someone who has great respect for baseball superstitions, as do the players and seemingly most if not all of the broadcasters, of course except for Michael Kay. But if I didn’t, I certainly wouldn’t disrespect those who do have them by using them against my own team!

  154. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Hitting is timing and pitching is upsetting that timing . ( hard stuff helps though ) LOL

  155. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    “who looks like he’s jumping out of his pants every time he throws the ball.”

    ——————————–

    His or Boone Logan’s pants?

  156. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Id rather Nova not get anywhere near a no-no or perfect game. No need to have any unnecessary pressure on him. Just let him go out there and pitch his game.

    Frankie! Nice piece of opposite field hitting!

  157. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Rob,
    For you to think that me commenting on a perfect game has ANY effect on Nova’s performance… well it just makes me aware of you intellect ;)

  158. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    WHO’s this guy CERV ? LOL

  159. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Nice, does Cervelli remember what 2nd base looks like?

  160. MG August 29th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    “who looks like he’s jumping out of his pants every time he throws the ball.”

    ——————————–

    His or Boone Logan’s pants?
    ——————————
    he might need both of them if he keeps eating and gaining weight…

  161. cs in la August 29th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    SJ, I think Cervelli heard you last night.

  162. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    “I don’t think you can jinx a no-no through 1.2 IP.

    Fixed!

  163. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    The rule of thumb is you start getting superstitious around the 5th inning.

    Still, with the TJ stuff. :? Talk about jinx!

  164. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I love how CWS is showering Thomas with praise. They have clearly forgotten how crappy they treated him when he was playing.

  165. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    look at that…Cervelli got a hit, a double no less

  166. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    # LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Nova has a nice confidence on the mound. Different type than Hughes though.

    Hughes is like a rock on the mound. Just give me the ball.

    Nova looks like one of those players that can’t be rattled. Just standing there calm and doing his thing. A Manny Ramirez type confidence in a way.

    Good observation. AGREED

  167. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Gardy! Great piece of 2 strike hitting!

  168. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    that’s my boy Gardner :)

  169. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Gardner has to go

  170. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    CR9
    no idea, last i read… he was supposedly being traded to play with ronaldinho…

  171. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    If Nova continues to get offspeed stuff over like that then he’s going to be good..nice little sink to his fastball as well.

  172. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    That should have been strike 1 to Jeter

  173. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Gardner better steal 2nd base before the dp.

  174. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    LGY, what’s the difference between those 2 evaluations?

  175. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Faiaz

    Yes. Went to Milan as part of a loan with an option to buy at the end of the season deal.

  176. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Captain GIDP

  177. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Tell ya what, I’m someone who has great respect for baseball superstitions, as do the players and seemingly most if not all of the broadcasters, of course except for Michael Kay. But if I didn’t, I certainly wouldn’t disrespect those who do have them by using them against my own team!
    ———–

    I don’t really believe in a lot of those superstitions; but, I’ve always thought it’s better to be safe then sorry. :P

    And, yes, a person should be respectful of those that do believe in those superstitions.

  178. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    See gardner had a plan all along! Jeez this guy gets himself in more 0-2 counts than anyone. He’s got talent tho.

  179. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Jeter just take the damn pitch

  180. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Bad luck.

  181. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Terrible break

  182. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    “The rule of thumb is….”

    Now you’re trying to jinx Tex???? :mad:

  183. blake August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    is there a baseball game going on or is this a strasburg injury special?….

  184. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    LOL what is up with that guy with the workout gloves behind homeplate? He is acting like he is in the bleachers.

  185. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    lol, still a dp, Jeter? :)

  186. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    even with the runner going Jeter still manages to ground into a DP…as sure as he stepped up to the plate I knew it was going to be a DP

  187. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    m….My sushi guy gave me 2-1 odds on todays LLWS game….Go Baby Rainbows

  188. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Faiaz you sound like Michael Kay. So now I guess I have to questionyour intellect. In any event, you’re just being an a-hole if you know something is meaningful to others yet you are willing to be a jerk about it and rub their faces in it.

    If you didn’t know there were some people who believe in the superstition, well now you do. So don’t pull that again – unless you want to do it against the Yankee competition. That we applaud.

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

    mel, I believe the rule of thumb is that you don’t mention it UNTIL after the 5th inning.

  189. ChokeXOnXFailure August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    You know, sometimes, I think Jeter stays up at night, trying to figure out new ways to hit in to double plays.

  190. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I’ll overlook his obnoxiousness because of his handicap.

  191. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    # Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Captain GIDP
    ———–

    Not a groundball this time, but he still managed to hit into a DP. But that’s one where you just shake your head and say, “rotten luck.”

  192. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Sometimes, you run yourself out of innings.

    Like that time.

    The DP’s are really piling up now and that’s not good.

  193. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Faiaz you sound like Michael Kay. So now I guess I have to questionyour intellect. In any event, you’re just being an a-hole if you know something is meaningful to others yet you are willing to be a jerk about it and rub their faces in it.

    If you didn’t know there were some people who believe in the superstition, well now you do. So don’t pull that again – unless you want to do it against the Yankee competition. That we applaud.

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

    mel, I believe the rule of thumb is that you don’t mention it UNTIL after the 5th inning.

    Don’t say THUMB. ( Teixeira ) LOL

  194. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Could have gotten Floyd to about 60 pitches that inning. Horrible at bats by Jeter/Swish

  195. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Jeter was determined to hit into a double play. ;)

    OMG, Smoltie won’t get off his TJ soapbox…saved by the 3rd out. Let’s see if they pick it up for the third half-inning.

  196. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    d@mm bad luck

  197. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Betsy,

    You mean like the result of that on the field?

    I don’t know if it really makes a difference. Was just an observation. The important part is that they are both very confident on the mound even though it looks to me in their own way.

  198. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    There was no reason for Gardner not to run on the 1st or 2nd pitch. AJ is dreadful behind the plate. Having guys on base with Jeter up is useless, they get erased by a dp every time.

  199. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “And, yes, a person should be respectful of those that do believe in those superstitions”

    rob, that’s the point, and that’s why I am astounded by the arrogance Michael Kay shows every time he makes it a point to mention it before the end of the 5th inning AND launch into a dissertation about why he thinks it’s silly that people think he shouldn’t do it. Why not just don’t do it!

  200. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 August 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    are you guys seriously mad about that DP? He hit a line drive to 2nd base. Bad luck there….

  201. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Jeter and Swish both swung 2-0. They need to be more patient than that….

  202. m August 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Okay, after the 5th inning. 5 outs into a game does not a jinx make.

    Can we drop it? Don’t want to go round and round on this. Gotta concentrate on Yankees and LLWS at the same time. :)

  203. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Faiaz, I was joking when I “called” you a jerk for jinxing the DP. I assumed that you knew that and were joking in your response to me. If that isn’t the case, I don’t know what to do for you.

  204. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Jeter is going to have a great homestand & a clutch Sept.

  205. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Nova reminds me a little of Mo, the way he is so free and easy.

  206. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Great news on Andy. This aint a perfect world, but Andy is perfect, in every single way! :)

  207. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    It was a hit and run play so Jeter has to swing.

    You either keep the hit and run off and let Gardner try to steal, leaving Jeter the option of taking the pitch, or just play it straight.

    Didn’t think that was the situation to try the hit and run.

  208. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Somebody compared Montero to Frank….man I hope so cause he could flat out rake in his prime.

    Another great breaking ball there from Nova.

  209. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    LGY? I’m not sure what you mean by your first comment……… I just didn’t understand how they are confident in different ways; no big deal though.

  210. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Their gun is juiced w/B12

  211. MG August 29th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    Jeter and Swish both swung 2-0. They need to be more patient than that….
    ————————-
    do you know what a hit and run play is? The runner goes, the batter swings at the pitch. Jeter hit a line drive at the 2nd baseman, that’s baseball. But don’t let it get in the way of you complaining about Jeter, you’ll probably be complaining on the day he is inducted into the Hall of Fame as well.

  212. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    You cant fault the Yankees for 2 bad luck double plays this game. One great play by the defense, and one well hit ball right at the guy.

  213. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I don’t like hit and running with Gardner at first either…just straight steal him.

  214. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I just hope a meteor or blimp disaster doesn’t hit Chicago and ruin the game while we have the lead.

    Knock on wood.

  215. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Trisha,
    I have a Master’s degree in Biology and I had an academic scholarship and I’m more street-smart than book-smart. I also speak English, Bengali and Spanish. LOL so please don;t question my intellect. About “meaningfulness,” I have a Yankees tattoo http://www.facebook.com/#!/pho.....=fbx_album so I can assure you that the Yankees mean more to me that they will ever do to you. I just don’t live in a dreamworld like you do to believe in superstitions. I am a realist.

  216. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    # jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Their gun is juiced w/B12
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Nova and his compadre could be in serious trouble, all we need.

  217. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Nice strike 3 call by Tschida. Thanks. Fairness.

  218. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    nova rules!

  219. MG August 29th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Tschida has a big strike zone, that’s really good for a young pitcher like Nova.

  220. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Boom goes the thermonuclear device?

  221. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Don’t wanna live with the change right there but still had pretty good movement even though it was up.

  222. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    ROB B
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? “;)” is the ultimate sarcasm symbol… I put that at the end of my post so please don’t think I was trying to offend you bro I KNOW you were being sarcastic and I was also in response

  223. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    “Okay, after the 5th inning. 5 outs into a game does not a jinx make.”

    Since it sounds like you made up the second part of that on the fly (as opposed to quoting any “lore”) I would still say that any Yankee fan wouldn’t want to be saying it at any point, joke or not.

    Yeah I’m happy to drop it and equally happy to leave the game thread altogether. I just don’t have the head today for some newbie who thinks it’s funny to flaunt a superstition and talk soccer during a baseball game. Maybe he needs to learn to worship one god at a time.

    Adios.

  224. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I live in Vegas and the Big Hurt lives here as well. He comes into the Casino I work in quite often and he is a mountain of a man. The one thing that stands out for me is his Smokin’ hot wife.

  225. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    nice play by Nova.,….looking extremely solid

  226. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Omar Vizquel is still playing baseball?

    He must be 50 by now.

  227. G-C August 29th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Nova is flashing front of the rotation stuff today…

  228. 108 stitches August 29th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Ivan Nova looks very un-Burnett like. He seems to trust his stuff.

  229. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    What’s up with all the self righteousness today?

  230. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    do you know what a hit and run play is? The runner goes, the batter swings at the pitch
    ———–

    Since Gardner is so fast and AJ is a bad catcher they should of just let him steal the base. There was no reason for a hit and run. Fast guys like Crawford and Ellsbury just steal immediately they don’t sit around trying to read the pitcher and don’t have to put plays on to get the runner over. Gardner should actually take advantage of his speed.

  231. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Sources have confirmed Vizquel is actually 62 years of age.

  232. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    CR9,
    i think this whole thing started after the media started speculating Zlatan’s sexuality http://www.sportsgrindent.com/.....ard-pique/ Ever since then, he has not been the same in Barcelona.

  233. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Vizquel or not, that two out bunt attempt with a man on base tells you something about Nova’s stuff today.

    Very impressive. Very composed out there.

    Curve ball is much tighter. His change up has good movement and he throws it with the same arm speed as his fastball.

  234. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Vizquel is still good at 43. HOF’er 4 sure.

  235. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    cr9
    but he plays like he’s 26. RESPECT THE VIZ lol

  236. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    He pitches two more innings like this and he has to stay in the rotation for now.

    If that means AJ sits, so be it.

    It’s about performance now with the starting staff.

    After CC and Hughes, whomever performs stays in the rotation and gets another shot.

    It’s the way it has to be until Andy comes back.

    It’s too late in the year to wait on guys to “find it”.

    Whomever does the job, keeps the job, regardless of service time.

  237. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Thames TIME ?

  238. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Thames is a beast

  239. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    # SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    He pitches two more innings like this and he has to stay in the rotation for now.

    If that means AJ sits, so be it.

    It’s about performance now with the starting staff.

    After CC and Hughes, whomever performs stays in the rotation and gets another shot.

    It’s the way it has to be until Andy comes back.

    It’s too late in the year to wait on guys to “find it”.

    Whomever does the job, keeps the job, regardless of service time.

    +===============================================================+

    Bloggers will demand it. LOL

  240. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    It’s all about winning at this time; the Yankees can’t afford to fool around and take time to try and fix Javy or AJ. If Nova is getting it done, start him until he doesn’t.

  241. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Faiaz

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahha! I never heard that. Are Pique and Zlatan gay? Was the tabloid right about the picture?

  242. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    A hit from the bottom of the order to score Thames would be big

  243. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Of course that would mean he potentially starts in a playoff series, but…………

  244. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Ah “faiaz”. And you would know where to find my facebook account how? Looks like we have yet another imposter on our hands.

    The bullcrap with people having 27 identities here will just never end will it.

  245. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Another good short swing from Grandy.

  246. MG August 29th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Floyd is all over the place today, the Yankees should score a bunch of runs…

  247. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I just hope we can pile it on now, ‘cos innings 5-7 will be devoted to an interview with TBS’s own Closer, Kyra Sedgwick. :(

  248. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    # Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Of course that would mean he potentially starts in a playoff series, but…………

    +===========================================================+

    Stranger things have happened.

  249. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    This is so damn annoying.

  250. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    these dp are killing nyy. is likely going to bite them

  251. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    gotta love us and the DP’s…that is really becoming very unproductive………………

  252. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Kearns, damnit u should have swung at that 1-0 hanger.

  253. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    “I just don’t live in a dreamworld like you do to believe in superstitions. I am a realist”

    And also an imposter.

    And now, adios.

  254. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    # SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    He pitches two more innings like this and he has to stay in the rotation for now.

    If that means AJ sits, so be it.
    ——————————-
    I like it, but don’t bet your next paycheck on Girardi doing that.

  255. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Yes they have, lol………..It’s too early to really think about it, though. We have to win games, so whomever is pitching best gets the nod.

  256. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    These dp’s stink!!! They seem to be hitting into a ton of them right now.

  257. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    That was a bad swing by Kearns there. That was a fat pitch and he rolled over on it.

    If the Yankees lose today, it will be the double plays that did them in.

  258. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Faiaz

    If that profile pic is you, you are really HOT! And Im not gay :)

  259. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    all these f…. DP will come back to haunt us…

    A lot of opportunities wasted by great playes, bad luck…. etc.

  260. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    3 DP’s in 4 innings. Unreal.

  261. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Watch us lose this game 3-2 or 4-3. Way too many lost chances in this game so far.

  262. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Trisha,
    YOU ARE IGNORANT. “worship one God” WTF does that mean? I’m Muslim. People from Bangladesh are Muslim not Hindu. Your ignorance led you to believe that just because a country is next to India, all of the citizens must be Hindu. You need to get laid to have so get rid of all the hostility built up inside of you, ON A SUNDAY at that. Newbie? LOL.

  263. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Adios!!!

  264. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I can’t get on Kearns because he’s done so well for us……….

  265. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    This is a big inning for Nova against the heart of the order the second time around.

  266. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Floyd is throwing the ball very poorly. Lot’s of mistakes up in the zone. They should be able to get to him.

  267. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    this is the key inning for nova. heart of the order

  268. Trevor August 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Kearns is starting to slump.

  269. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Hasta luego!!!

  270. MG August 29th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Nova reminds me a little of Fergie Jenkins out there, if he can be half of that in his career we’ll all be pleased…

  271. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    CR9
    LOL yea it’s me lolol don’t worry bro, I know you’re not gay. You are just confident enough about your sexuality to acknowledge another man’s is good-looks. I respect that.

  272. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    If Muslims want acceptance they should be tolerant of others n build a mosque someplace else. Putting a mosque on a military site equals victory to many Muslims.

  273. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Ace gtfo out of here with that on a yankee blog

  274. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    :shock:

  275. m August 29th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Religion, sexual orientation, no-no jinxes, and Betsy?! I think you guys forgot politics.

  276. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    This is a baseball blog.

    Let’s keep it that way. No politics or religion, please.

  277. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Ace

    Huh? Are you being racist? It should be the right of any religion to build their place of worship any place they choose .

  278. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    TRISHA WERE YOU BORN STUPID?? I sent you a picture of my Yankees tattoo from MY facebook album in case you didn’t believe me.

  279. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Homerun from 0.214 Andruw Jones?

  280. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    This conversation has gone in the gutter. Enough with this nonsense.

  281. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Maybe I’m missing the boat here, but I didn’t think Trisha’s comment about worshiping one god had anything to do with religion. Rather, I thought it had more to do with the talk about futbol on a Yankee blog while a game was going on.

  282. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    alright, alright….looks like the ChiSox are picking up Nova a little better this inning…couple of hard hit balls

  283. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    ACE,
    I really have no words for you. It’s just disappointing to know so many people like you exist.

  284. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    CB,

    This kid Nova looks pretty good.

  285. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Made his first real mistakes there to Konerko and Jones but got away with them…still throwing strikes and looking pretty good.

  286. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Rob u may be right but its clear it should be dropped. The yankees are and should always be the priority on here.

  287. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Nova is giving Girardi lots to think about if he keeps putting up zeroes.

    A lot to like so far.

  288. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Time to get more runs!!!!

  289. Doreen August 29th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Let’s see what happens next inning on the first pitch. If he’s smart, he’ll make an adjustment. The last couple of hitters were a little to confident.

    I like what I see from Nova. He should (will) get another start. To me, it’s all about achieving calm and consistency and he can do that.

  290. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Sorry Ruby Tuesday/California, try again.

  291. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Or, AC Milan up 3-0 on Lecce in the first half.

    Woo hoo!

    AC Milan is like the Yankees of Milanese futbol sides, except in the ways in which they are not, which are numerous.

  292. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    This is not a blog with for politics. Take that garbage somewhere else.

    There are plenty of sites on the internet to say stupid things on. Go find one.

    This is not a place to discuss politics. If you want to have that conversation take it somewhere else.

  293. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    MG….I see the Jenkins comparison

  294. mick August 29th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    In Honor of our Rookie pitchers 1st victory today….I will having a Bagel with Nova Lox for dinner.

  295. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    They need to get Floyd’s pitch count up. He is only at 66…

  296. kd August 29th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    sj,

    a baseball question. my understanding is that the adjustments the league makes to a young pitcher, and the corresponding adjustments that a guy like nova makes will be the difference between a hot start and a sustained career. correct?

    what adjustments will a guy like nova have to make? anything you’ve seen suggest to you that he’ll be able to make adjustments?

  297. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Well – The Yankees are not owned by Obama so there the comparison went south…

  298. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Great game for cervelli so far. If he plays like this more often I have no problem with him in the lineup.

  299. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Great bunt by Cervelli!

    In case anything was directed at me, I was not talking poliitics, just calling out unnecessary racism.

    And for the record, this is not a place for politics, but this can be a place for religion. The Yankees are my primary religion :)

  300. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Pepi-

    Nova looks very good. Better than he even did last game. His location is better and his curve ball is much tighter.

    And he’s very composed out on the mound. He has good stuff and he knows it.

    He can pound the zone because he locates inside of the zone very well. That and he trusts the life on his fastball and the bite on his off speed stuff to make squaring the ball up well difficult.

    Can’t say enough about how he looks.

  301. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Nice idea there Cervelli. Good job…I know he was safe but Vizquel is amazing that he can still make that play at 43…

  302. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Why drive his pitchcount up? They are getting good pitches to hit….

  303. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    “Nova reminds me a little of Fergie Jenkins out there, if he can be half of that in his career we’ll all be pleased…”

    Very interesting comparison. By his physical frame and stature and the way he stays tall on the mound I could see it.

  304. m August 29th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Yuck.

  305. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    To everyone,

    I feel guilty for bringing negativity to this blog today and I’M SORRY for that but please understand when people take shots at me, I have to hold my own. Especially if they have no idea of what they are talking about. I mean how does posting a pic of my Yankees tattoo possibly make me “an impostor?” Anyway, again I’M SORRY :)

  306. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I’m not gonna say anything

  307. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Stupid way too erase another base runner…He finally got on base no reason to get gready.

  308. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    No YOU are the one who is stupid. In your haste to get your post up you accidentlly linked to my Facebook account and once again forced me to take it off line. So if you go back to your phony post, you’ll see the link is now broken.

    “I have a Yankees tattoo http://www.facebook.com/#!/pho.....=fbx_album so I can assure you that the Yankees mean more to me that they will ever do to you.”

    You’re pure evil.

  309. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    these mistakes are likely to bite them

  310. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    You all jinxed Cervelli with your praise.

    Again.

    :cry:

  311. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Haha, and then that. Not sure if that was a prior read or something, but I’d much rather have a hit and run or something there.

  312. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Why oh why would he try to steal?

    It is not Floyd getting outs by pitching good – he is really really lucky through out this game

  313. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    what is Cervelli doing there…that’s what is so frustrating about him. He tries to do too much, if he would just stay within himself and his abilites then hed be better off for it.

  314. RSM August 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Here comes a double play

  315. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Faiaz don’t worry about it clearly you are not at fault

  316. Doreen August 29th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    My husband has to take a business trip out to Chicago in October and I’m tempted to go out there with him, especially after hearing everyone absolutely rave before and during this road trip. I haven’t been back there since we returned to NJ 10 years ago.

    That was bad baserunning by Cervellli.

  317. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    maybe Cervelli was hoping Davidson would call a balk?

  318. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    kd,

    Correct.

    Mainly, it’s pitching patterns and how he likes to work hitters.

    Because of all the video out there now, picking up pitching patterns is easier than ever.

    He will learn as he goes along how to make those adjustments.

    Unlike say, for example Cervelli, who makes yet another bonehead play.

    It seems every game he plays now, he does something stupid.

    Should be 2 on, 1 out, and the catcher thinks he’s Rickey Henderson.

    His act is growing VERY tiring.

  319. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Trisha
    that’s funny because cr9 saw my pic STUPID, he got the link the same way.

  320. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Given that he has no power, it’s amazing how good Gardner is at getting on base.

    He takes too many called strikes, but he has excellent strike zone recognition.

  321. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Trisha

    # CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Faiaz

    If that profile pic is you, you are really HOT! And Im not gay :)

  322. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Damn it. Terrible swing at a terrible pitch.

  323. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Jeez woman just hop off my jockstrap and go find yourself something to do

  324. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I’m over it

  325. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Damn. Lots of missed opportunities today. Hope nova can continue to roll out there.

  326. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I feel like I’m in an elementary school classroom with all the name calling going on. :roll:

  327. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    all jeter does make outs, give him a pass on the dp though .

  328. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Mission accomplished: no GIDP for Jeter.

  329. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Jeter is never going to get himself right if he continues to swing at such bad pitches. All of these base runners left on base will most likely hurt the Yanks at the end. They always do…

  330. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    “AC Milan is like the Yankees of Milanese futbol sides, except in the ways in which they are not, which are numerous.”

    For a period of time in the 1990′s that was perhaps the case. Time and politics haven’t been good to Milan…

    Recent, unexpected acts of charity from Spain not withstanding…

  331. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    This makes what went on earlier look like a tea party………

  332. MG August 29th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Pat M, CB-I’m glad you guys see the similarities, it just struck me watching him throw today. CB’s comments about standing tall on the mound have a lot to do with it as well. That’s no guarantee that he’ll pan out but he is certainly showing that he has ability out there. It’s also an advantage of letting a pitcher develop in the minors without the glare of the media and the expectations of fans.

  333. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    i try to stay as rational and level headed as possible when it comes to the yanks… but i no longer can back jeter up. He is flat out awful this season.

  334. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Floyd has allowed 8 baserunners. The Yankees have a lot of missed opportunities.

  335. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Gotta keep putting up zeroes because the O is too busy shooting itself in the foot so far.

  336. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Trisha, when I click that link it posts to my facebook account because it takes you to facebook.com. If you are logged in to facebook it will send you to “your” facebook page. There was no attempt a evilness. You are overreacting.

  337. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    TOM
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  338. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    W. Sox swinging early now. Nova better make sure the 1st pitch is a good one.

  339. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Trisha,

    Faiaz didn’t hyperlink the entire web page to his facebook.

    The only thing he hyperlinked was http://www.facebook.com.

    If you clicked on the link it took you to your own facebook account because likely you were automatically logged on from your home computer.

    If you go back to his post and copy and paste the entire address it will take you to Faiaz’s facebook account.

  340. kd August 29th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    thanks sj. seems like cervelli is regressing.

    much like the level of civility on this blog.

    people, it’s supposed to be something we do for fun. let’s treat each other like humans.

  341. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    nova better not be on any sort of pitch limit today

  342. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Was that a cutter on 2-1??

  343. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 29th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    This kid is dealing.

  344. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    What a pitch. What fairness from Tschida. Thanks Tschida.

  345. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Sick. Pitch. :shock:

  346. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    What an absolutely great curve ball Nova just dropped on Teahan. What a great pitch. No way a hitter can hit that when needing to protect aganst nova’s fastball.

  347. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    cr9,
    regarding the pique/ibra situation… click this when you get a chance lolol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFv6kh_rPPA

  348. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    # CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Pepi-

    Nova looks very good. Better than he even did last game. His location is better and his curve ball is much tighter.

    And he’s very composed out on the mound. He has good stuff and he knows it.

    He can pound the zone because he locates inside of the zone very well. That and he trusts the life on his fastball and the bite on his off speed stuff to make squaring the ball up well difficult.

    Can’t say enough about how he looks.
    —————————————–
    Thanks, CB.

    When I said “looks” I wasn’t talking about actually seeing him. We don’t get cable anymore so I don’t know how he looks, but what I see on GameThread looks good.

    i knew you would provide me with a good word picture, and you did.

  349. MG August 29th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Hawk and Steve Stone are practically gushing about the way Nova is pitching. For all of their home town bias, both of them know baseball and provide some good insight, I’d rather listen to them than many of the other local broadcasters who are just boring.

  350. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    The Jenkins comparisons are spot on.

    Big guy, looks to be deceptively quick.

    In other words, his fastball seems to have that late jump that makes it tough to square up.

    You then have the curve and change going and you can get big league hitters out.

  351. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Huge break for us. Let’s get out of this inning with no damage.

  352. Kelvin August 29th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    This is a Yankees blog…stop acting retarded folks.

    Enjoy the game, smh.

  353. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    When I clicked on the link it took me to a picture of Joseph Goebbels, so it might be evil after all.

  354. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    First mistake. Lucky it wasn’t gone. Get pierre.

  355. m August 29th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Kind of curious now about Faiaz now. Kind of wish I had a facebook account. Would love to see what someone with a masters in biology with a tattoo looks like.

    I kid, I kid. :)

  356. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    So Nova is a potential top of the rotation starter? If he was this good, I wonder why he’s been merely touted as a mid to back end guy

  357. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    he losing it, get the pen up.

  358. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    damnit….

  359. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Damn. With the way the offense is hitting today that was a very big run to give up.

  360. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Ugh. Pierres a pest…

  361. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Ok now… what has to go right for Nova to pitch in the playoffs? How many good starts will it take for him to be in the conversation?

  362. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    That hurt.

    Two out runs aren’t good when your offense is dead again.

    Gotta stop it here.

  363. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    2 goddamn 2 out hits. Could have gotten out of this with no runs scored.

    Faiaz

    That video is HILARIOUS! Zlatan tells the reporter to come to his house and Zlatan will show the reporter he’s not gay. Then he tells the reporter to bring his sister!! LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!

  364. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    They are getting much better swings now. He’s pitched a fine game so far, but he can’t have that much of a leash.

  365. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    a lot of contact for the sox in the last two innings

  366. Don August 29th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Last two innings they have been hitting the ball harder against Nova.

  367. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    “So Nova is a potential top of the rotation starter? ”

    It’s way too early to say anything like that. He’s hasn’t even thrown 2 games yet.

  368. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    This is what happens when the offense tries to make it’s best Plaxico Burress impression….

  369. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    LGY, when I paste that link it now takes me nowhere but to Facebook.com

  370. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    CB, oh yeah – I don’t mean based on performance, just on stuff and repertoire.

  371. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    wtf kind of throw was that

  372. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Either way, someone in the Yankee system is doing something right. This guy can pitch -and we have more where he came from

  373. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    A good throw gets him. 2 hits followed by 2 boneheaded plays by Frankie.

  374. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    It’s an automatic stolen base with Cervelli behind the plate. Pierre is fast but I don’t remember the last time Cervelli made a decent throw to 2nd base.

  375. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Better throw gets him.

    Another awful throw from Cervelli.

    His 15 minutes have clearly expired.

  376. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Just awful.

  377. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Gardner should note at how aggressive pierre is on the bases.

  378. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    if we can get out of this jam it will keep some momentum with us

  379. ac1 August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    nova can slot into the 5 spot next year at least. Put all the green into getting cliff lee.

  380. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Nice job to fight out of that

  381. Don August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Good to get out of the inning.

  382. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    We need runs!!!

  383. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    i pulled nova take the chances with the pen.

    let nova leave on a positive note.

    bad run there

  384. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    big time pitching right there. The guy had a difficult inning but manage to preserve the lead for us. The offense needs to give this kid some damn run support.

  385. Trevor August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Nova has very good stuff.

  386. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Moeller…………… At least he is competent behind the plate. I just have this feeling that Joe loves Frankie and doesn’t look at him as a minor leaguer anymore who has to prove himself.

  387. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    7 k’s already, are we seeing the next Louisiana Lightning?

  388. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Nice job by Nova. Very nice. I still go batter to batter with him in the sixth.

  389. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Big time pitching right there from Nova.

    Pierre didn’t get a great jump..not the best of throws from Cervelli.

    Not bad..bent, didn’t break.

  390. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Trisha,

    You have to copy the entire thing. He was linking his own page:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo......=fbx_album

  391. m August 29th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Betsy,

    It’s pretty funny how we lost Nova and came back to the Yankees. Was it Rule 5? It’s rare that Rule 5 guys are even given the chance to stick.

  392. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    We must not let Betsygate or Linkgate overshadow the fine job young Nova has done for our Yankees.

  393. stuart a August 29th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    the yanks are dominating and winning by 1 run. that is a problem. jeter, when can they move him down in the lineup. the #’s are BAD.

    3 dp’s and a pickoff has given floyd a lot more rope then he deserves………………..

  394. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    The offense needs to wake up now. The 2 runs are nice but it isn’t enough to win this game. Nova will probably start the 6th but be taken out at the 1st sign of trouble. The W.Sox are making too much contact against him the last 2 innings.

  395. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Cervelli, hit today withstanding, is just playing atrocious baseball. His game has just fallen apart.

    He plays remarkably foolish, error prone baseball – especially for a catcher.

    Dumb base running. Poor throwing and defense.

    Hard to believe some people actually saw this guy as the yankees everyday catcher of the future.

    His tools are at best back up catcher quality. And his style of play and error-prone nature is making him less than that.

  396. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    get the bullpen loose but allow nova to try and get through one more inning. Then let wood, logan/robertson/ and mo close this game out.

  397. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Does Cervelli have any options left?

  398. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    If u rip on cervelli, rip on cashman. He controls the roster.

  399. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Way to bounceback Nova.

    One thing this kid has shown in 2 starts….

    No backdown to him.

    In many ways, that’s more important than stuff.

    AJ Burnett has great stuff yet has melted down in less stressful situations for years. It’s why he’s never reached his potential.

    This kid competes and that’s a positive.

  400. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Let’s go offense!!!

  401. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    ac1 August 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    nova can slot into the 5 spot next year at least
    —————-
    Only if Pettitte doesn’t come back. Right now, with Pettite, we’re looking at a rotation next season of:

    CC
    AJ
    Hughes
    Pettitte
    (unknown)

    Sign Lee, and the rotation is full. But if Pettitte doesn’t come back and they sign Lee, there is still an empty spot.

  402. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    # kd August 29th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    thanks sj. seems like cervelli is regressing.

    much like the level of civility on this blog.

    people, it’s supposed to be something we do for fun. let’s treat each other like humans.

    +===============================================================+

    U just have way too much “common sense” and U R correct.

  403. Kelvin August 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Chad its not tied where the heck are you lol

  404. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    M,yes – I think he was lost to the Padres. I read that he never really had a chance to stick because he was so raw, so good for us. It’s too early of course to say what he’ll be; this is just his 2nd start and teams will scout him. However, he’s got all the tools it seems: terrific FB and breaking pitches.

  405. ac1 August 29th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    good point rob. i still hope to see andy in 2011 but it is nice to have nova. i hope andy pettitte doesnt want his career to be over missing this time this year…

  406. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    There’s no reason not to stick with Nova or to have a quick hook on him. There’s been some harder hit balls but he’s still commanding the game.

    The offenses lack of production doesn’t change how Nova has pitched. Not sure the bull pen can do much better than Nova has.

    I don’t see the Sox figuring Nova out. He’s made some mistakes in location but the ball isn’t getting blistered.

  407. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    LOL @ Chad’s 3:47 post. If I wasnt watching the game, Id be pissed! :lol:

  408. mick August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I forgot to add cream cheese to my Nova.

    This kid looks good.

    Changes speeds, doesn’t rely on the fastball.

    Like his poise.

  409. m August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    No, Cervelli doesn’t have any more options.

  410. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    M
    LOL, if you’re a girl I can send you the pictures on your e-mail but a guy sending pictures of himself to another guy is a little weird lol

  411. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    wow, two really poor ab’s in a row. These guys are just swining for the fences right now…

  412. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Let’s say Andy retires and Lee signs, I still can’t see them going with Nova in the #5 spot. You’d have AJ, who will probably only get worse, and Nova – a rookie – pitching as #5s.

  413. Mike92 August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Is Chad watching a different game? He says its tied at 2.

  414. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    how about Nova out of the pen for the playoffs?

    another power arm late in the game is always a good thing.

  415. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Momentum is changing ; Do you feel it.

  416. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    You know, it seems like only yesterday I looked at the splits and Jeter was hitting about .300 in August.

    He’s down to .257. :(

  417. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    The offense is likely MIA the rest of this game. Just can’t count on any more runs. Terrible job.

    Nova and pen will have to hold them down.

  418. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    this offense has tanked, what a pathetic performance

  419. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Cervelli rly doesn’t have more options? Man, there aren’t enough.

  420. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    i feel a momentum change but hopefully nova can give us one more strong inning. However, i still feel like it might be 3-2 going into the next innings. : /

  421. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    They do seem to stop hitting once they get a run or two on the board…….dangerous game to play, in the regular OR post-season.

  422. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    This seems like another one of those score early and then nothing games. They had many chances to score another run or 2 and now are completely shut down. Swish and Cano not getting on base hasn’t helped.

  423. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Even without Tex and ARod, it’s inexcusable to have 2 runs with the way Floyd has been throwing today.

    This is the biggest inning of the game right here.

  424. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I don’t believe in momentum in baseball…………but maybe the pitching for the White Sox has found it’s mojo because the Yankees kept them in the game.

  425. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    i wouldn’t let nova pitched the 6th

  426. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Floyd is settling down now.

    Yankees had their chance to pull away earlier, now it looks like it’s too late.

  427. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    It will be interesting to see what they do with Nova this inning.

    I hope they don’t go batter to batter unless you see him lose some stuff.

    I’d roll the dice and trust he can put up a zero this inning.

  428. CB August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    They’ve allowed Floyd to settle in. He was throwing the ball very poorly early in the game.

    He’s got his cutter working much better and that’s the pitch his game depends on.

  429. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    The lineup needs to put some runs on the board

  430. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    The other day someone pointed out that we need to answer our catchers’ situation this off-season before we look into crawford or lee. There is a little bit of truth to that.

  431. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    m,

    Are you sure about that?

    Cervelli should have I think 2 more option years.

  432. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Betsy, I really don’t see how AJ could have a worse season than what he is currently having. I have to believe he will be better next year. I also believe he is capable of putting together a solid run here at the end. You only have to look at how he has pitched in his wins to see that. He has something like a 0.75 ERA in games he’s won. When he’s on, he’s practically un-hittable. I have to believe he’s still got a lot more games like that left.

  433. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    1 away

  434. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks, M.

  435. blake August 29th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Not having Arod, Tex, and Posada in there does make a difference.

  436. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    He’s only given up 1 run; hard to take the kid out…………..

  437. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I don’t like Nova facing the middle of their order in this inning. Well whatever happens, happens. It’s hard to win a game when the offense goes to sleep like we have seen many times this year.

  438. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Cervelli has an option; the option to better his defense and make good decisions for the rest of the season to help the team.

  439. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Well, let’s be fair….

    In the post-season, Tex, Arod and Posada are in the lineup. They aren’t in there today.

    That does play into it.

  440. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Blake
    it’s still pretty damn amazing that we are still competing with a rookie pitcher and with tex, arod and jorge out of the lineup.

  441. Bo knows August 29th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Boy, the Yankees could drive you to drink. Same old, same old. They score a run or two and then wait till the seventh. They don’t work the pitcher, they don’t foul off, zip. The kid is pitching his heart out and nada. They’re walking into the playoffs, it’s in the bag, so why bother. Pathetic.

  442. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I would take Nova out now. I think he is getting tired.

  443. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    maybe we can get a double play

  444. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Yeah 3 potential hall of famers…. Or at least multiple all-stars

  445. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Why would you call a 3-1 CB to Konerko when he missed badly with 2 others in the count?

    Honestly, what is Cervelli thinking?

    Unreal.

  446. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The kid will get us out of this inning with the lead.

  447. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Rob, maybe he won’t be worse, but I’m sure not counting on him to be better. If you’re going to go with AJ and Nova (if Lee is here), the Yankees had better be certain that they are going to get a consisent performance from Phil – otherwise that rotation is top-heavy.

  448. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I dont blame Nova for walking Koncrapko. Koncrapko has like 40 HRs on the year, and has clearly decided to hit against the Yankees this season.

  449. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    great job nova!!!!!!!!!

  450. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Not a bad guy to walk, even with a one-run lead.

  451. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    he kept Konerko from tying it up. the walk was fine there.

    incredible job today.

  452. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Who’s A.J. is better ?

  453. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Why not let him try to finish 6 come on Joe damn!

  454. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    well, hopefully the bullpen got their shitty outings out of their systems last night!

  455. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    This is why I like Po catching Phil….. I trust him. He’s not the greatest defensive catcher, but he knows what he’s doing.

  456. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Come on Girardi.

    Overmanaging here.

  457. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Think I would have stuck with him here with 2 out and a guy on 1st.

  458. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    aw cmonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn noooooooooo. Obviously the lefty/lefty favors the pitcher and Logan’s been awesome… I still think Nova could’ve gotten A.J. out.

  459. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    He’s right going to Logan here.

    Ball is getting up in the zone more the last 4-5 hitters.

    Great job by Nova today.

    He’s earned another start, IMO.

  460. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Good timing by Girardi. Hopefully the bullpen can hold on or the offense can wake up again.

  461. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    It would be great if the Yankees could get Napoli on waivers, but there’s no way another team wouldn’t block it.

  462. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I think this is a good move. Let him leave on a possitive. The outs have been a little loud lately.

  463. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    My mancrush has officially switched from Kearns to Nova :)

  464. Kelvin August 29th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Chad your not paying attention… it’s 2-1.. Nova can still win.

  465. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    LGY, okay now I see it. After being totally burned I don’t trust much of anything. I still find it a little too shady for my liking. Someone with a supposed master’s degree in biology who speaks three languages and uses/overuses “LOL”, types in all capital letters, and says things like “woman get off my jockstrap” and “you need to get laid.”

    Still not buying it, I don’t care whose facebook account it links to.

    But thanks for showing me how you get there.

    Nova did a good job.

  466. CB August 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Nova was terrific. After AJ fall apart the team is pressed to win the series. He gave them everything they could have hoped for.

    The pitcher is the one with the ball in his hand. He dictates the game. Nova had that kind of feeling to him out on the mound.

    He didn’t throw many pitches but that inning he did look like he was tiring. He lost his mechanics on his curve ball and his location wasn’t as precise.

  467. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Nice job – not sure what I expected from him today, and with the B-12 thing hanging over his head, but he was very good.

  468. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Joe clearly is trying to continue to build his confidence and then matchup in the later innings. Let’s see what happens..

  469. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    WTF…..

  470. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Another defensive miscue at the worst time. Isn’t this kind of what happened on Friday? Sloppy play?

  471. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    unbelieveable.

    everyone tanked, but nova.

    playing pathetic baseball over a month in a pennant race

  472. Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    what is going on? why does chad keep saying the game is tied? i’m watching the game on mlb.tv from outside the US but it’s still 2-1 yanks in the bottom of the 6th.. am i missing something here?

  473. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    its a catcher running why did Nunez rush the throw….that should be an E5 not a hit

  474. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    mo might need to come in for a long save today

  475. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    yea I don’t have a problem going with Logan here with this matchup but would have loved to get Nova through this inning and go batter to batter in the 7th.

    Nunez is a little Sketchy throwing the ball over there at third..he just doesn’t have much experience there and its a totally different angle than SS.

  476. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I dont believe it. What a joke. He had all day to get him, and we’re lucky it didnt get away from Swish and roll around foul territory.

  477. SAS August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    We don’t have the A team at 1st and 3rd.

  478. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    When will Sterling learn to say “Noon yez ?” Suzyn says it right.

  479. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    That has got to be an out.

    Bad job by Nunez on that play.

    Now up to Wood to try and get the third out.

  480. Trevor August 29th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Not a good throw by Nunez. Better throw gets him.

  481. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    The Wh*t* S*x should just hit a homerun here and end our misery.

  482. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Nunez is an awful def player.

  483. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Error all the way

  484. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    AJ definitely shouldof been out. One thing we have seen with Nunez his arm isn’t accurate. He has a good arm but he needs to get better with his throws if he wants to be on this team next year.

  485. Mike92 August 29th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    What is Chad talking about?

  486. BumKnee August 29th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Betsy–why in the world do you think that you know anything about baseball? Your opinion is meaningless. Go to a Tupperware Party.

  487. mick August 29th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    If Nova keeps getting better and Javy/AJ keep crapping out you bet your sweet bagel and Nova lox he gets a start in the playoffs.

  488. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Ok, now the miscues are piling up.

  489. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Cerveli should have blocked that

  490. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    What a disaster of an inning…

  491. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Good job Frankie getting your body in front of it. Instead, just lazy defense throwing his glove down. And a hit may turn this from a lead into a deficit. Good going Frankie.

  492. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    OMG. It’s Kerry Wood? I swore that it was Robertson who ran out from the pen.

    Yuck.

    Come on, guys.

  493. Doreen August 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Happy with Nova’s work today no matter the outcome.

    But the rest of the team needs to pull it together now.

    I’d hate for them to lose this game for a number of reasons, but mainly because Nova put in such a great effort today.

  494. Frozen Rope August 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    this has all the makings of a game the pen will blow.

  495. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Oy vey……..we’re using our pen VERY early today and Wood is struggling now

  496. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Y did he pull Nova??

  497. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    SJ….Nova has to stay in the rotation, pass on Burnett’s next turn…..As you pointed out, its all about wins from now on out…..It was time to pull him, he was visiting the upper zone to ofter

  498. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    You have to have faith in your pen…………..but is Logan just a LOOGY at this point? I didn’t think so……..

  499. SAS August 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I fell asleep before the game started and just woke up a little bit ago. What happened with Tex?

  500. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I am surprised he didn’t leave Logan in with a lefty on deck.

  501. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Cervelli tries to backhand the ball instead of shifting his body and kills the team again. You have to block that ball.

    At this point, he’s a complete liability out there.

    There isn’t any part of his game that is major league level right now.

  502. BumKnee August 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Betsy–you’re struggling with Baseball Comprehension 101. go to a jewelry party

  503. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Cervelli has to move a bit there…can’t reach for those with guys on base.

  504. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Alexi is a clown.

  505. Frozen Rope August 29th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    cervelli couldn’t possibly be doing any worse behind the plate today. i miss jose molina.

  506. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    ooops, trouble

  507. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Even if Wood gets out of this, boy we’re using our pen very early………….

  508. BumKnee August 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Captain Clutch—I’m surprised that he didn’t stay with Logan when there is a lefty vendor selling ice cream behind homeplate.

  509. mick August 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    cervelli should not be out there anymore in a pennant race.

  510. Niblick August 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Bullpen stinks. Defense stinks. Joe G. stinks.

  511. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Wood needs to throw strikes.

  512. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Cervellis defense leaves a lot to be desired

  513. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    An awful team performance so far with the exception of Nova, Thames and Gardner.

  514. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    How was that not a strike?

  515. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Good 1st. pitch

  516. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Just too many mental mistakes this inning.

    Days like this is when you miss Arod and Posada in the lineup.

  517. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Strike 2.

  518. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I’m fine with him taking Nova out but I think he should have left Logan in after the error,…..his over managing his annoying

  519. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Tschida let Guillen get to him.

  520. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    That was a strike..

  521. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Strike one, strike two…

    Nope, looks like the umpire is listening to Guillen’s whining from the bench

  522. Frozen Rope August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    worst pitch of the 3 was called a strike?

  523. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Wood is pretty much an all or nothing pitcher. Not a lot of ground balls coming from him.

  524. Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    listening to these white sox announcers makes me wanna stab myself in the ear.. and i thought michael kay was bad

  525. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    way to get out of it wood!

  526. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    KW!

  527. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Great job by Kerry – guy has some guts

  528. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Neither of those pitches were strikes. Both were inside, but we could have received a borderline call in our favor.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!! SWISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  529. mick August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Great job Woody

  530. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Good ( enough) Wood

  531. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    thank god

  532. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    whew…got lucky to get out of that. Maybe, just maybe the damn Yankees can get some hits

  533. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Season saved!

  534. BumKnee August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    profound statement by lower case m–Wood needs to throw strikes. Baseball acumen to the highest power. Good work.

  535. Frozen Rope August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    gotta give it to wood. he showed some stones there, tough spot and squeeze out of 2 strikes in that AB

  536. Don August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    whew, that was a bad inning.

  537. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    The umps don’t want to deal with Ozzie’s mouth so he get’s more calls than he should. He is annoying but knows how to work the umps.

  538. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Huge. Wood has been money.

  539. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Logan should have stayed in……….don’t get that.

  540. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Wood is too scary for my tastes. It usually works out, but like Lidge, he makes it too exciting.

  541. Benny Blanco August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Anyone know what Wood’s era is since joing the yankees?

  542. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Great job by Wood.

    He’s been great since he’s been here.

    Stayed composed, got the cutter in on Teahan, and got the out.

  543. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Still THREE more innings for the bullpen to implode …

  544. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    An on cue he gets a grounder. lol

  545. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    listening to these white sox announcers makes me wanna stab myself in the ear.. and i thought michael kay was bad
    ——————

    You can listen to the Yankees announcers if you are watching on MLB.TV

  546. Frozen Rope August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Season saved!

    LOL seriously? I didn’t know the season hangs in the balance in a series with the White Sox.

  547. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Great job by Wood despite being squeezed and Cervelli back there….he reaches for a ball instead of moving his body but then won’t be still the rest of the time…

  548. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Benny

    I think it’s 0.00

  549. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Wood has been great; what a pickup.

  550. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Trisha
    I am 27 so phrases like “you need to get laid” or “hop-off my jock” are pretty normal for someone my age and this is a blog so I don’t type as in I am writing my thesis. Call Iona college and check with them if in the year 2007 “FAIAZ SHARIFF” got his Master’s there. My first language is Bengali, everyone knows English and I learned Spanish because most of the clients I deal with are Hispanic. People like you never “buy” into things from people that make people like you look insignificant. My parents taught me to respect elders, especially women but you make that extremely difficult.

  551. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Wood was definitely squeezed and I never say that………

  552. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    It’s time for us to put some more runs on the board?

  553. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Pitch one to Teahen should have been a strike. Pitch two was a ball. The other two pitches were in the zone.

  554. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Can’t be intimidated by loudmouth ozzie guillen. He has a false sense of entitlement. He doesn’t affect ur job, ump.

  555. Trevor August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Runs please.

  556. Niblick August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Chad, are you even watching the Yankees game? Are you sober? Do you have your sight? Are you just auditioning for a position as fiction writer? Are you clueless?

  557. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Wood is better against righties than Wood.

    Girardi made the right call.

    I’d rather have Wood out there anyway. The guy knows what he is doing.

  558. Frozen Rope August 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Still THREE more innings for the bullpen to implode …

    the yankees get to bat too dumbo.

  559. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    You have a rookie that’s playing out of position at 3rd base, makes his first mistake and a couple of idiots decide to trash him about defense. It’s not like the other infielders haven’t made their share. He’s hitting and driving in runs and except for that play, has been solid on defense.

  560. mick August 29th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Season saved!

    LOL seriously? I didn’t know the season hangs in the balance in a series with the White Sox.
    =======================
    You haven’t been reading this blog then Nick.

  561. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    WHOO

  562. Mike92 August 29th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Benny Blanco

    0.77 ERA entering today for Wood with NYY.

  563. Niblick August 29th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Can’t LoHud afford to hire a blogger who actually knows when runs score?

  564. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Cervelli has to get his act together, especially if he remains the # 2 receiver which I can’t see happening down the stretch………Kerry Wood is going to be a big late inning factor come October……Power arms in October, part of the formula for success

  565. Patrick August 29th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Personally I would have stuck with Nova but I can’t second guess Girardi, I’m sure he saw something in Nova’s stuff that indicated he was tiring.

  566. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Wood’s ERA is 0.77 with the Yankees. Has given up 1 run.

  567. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    yanks have warning track power.

    every ball is to the track.

  568. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    LOL! Everyone thinks Wood got squeezed, and of course, it differs with my POV. This is one of very few times that I wont complain. Both pitches were inside. Look on Gameday or Brooksbaseball (I havent looked) to confirm it.

  569. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I love how all the Yankees swing at the first pitch….its just amazing. What ever happen to the Yankees being the most patient team in baseball

  570. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    SAS
    GRAMMMMMMMMMMMMM how are you? I missed you :)

  571. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I’m fine with Wood, SJ – I love the guy; I’m just wary of using too many relievers too early. Hopefully Kerry can have a clean next inning

  572. BumKnee August 29th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Betsy–would you pickup Wood? He wouldn’t even puke on you.

  573. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    The first pitch to Teahen was clearly a strike………..

  574. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    You can listen to the Yankees announcers if you are watching on MLB.TV

    +=====================================================+

    Not on here on MLB, but listening to Sterling and Waldman with sound off on TBS

  575. BumKnee August 29th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    LGY–thanks for giving us all this valuable information on your blackberry. You are an invaluable source of information. What’s going on in Japanese Baseball today?

  576. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Steal

  577. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I’m more ticked off at Cervelli’s mistakes than Nunez because Cervelli’s mistakes never end.

    In fact, they are piling up with two more today.

    Nunez is helping this team. Cervelli?

    Not so much.

  578. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  579. Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    # syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    listening to these white sox announcers makes me wanna stab myself in the ear.. and i thought michael kay was bad
    ——————

    You can listen to the Yankees announcers if you are watching on MLB.TV
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    its a different package, a little bit more expensive, i just got the basic one. but these chicago announcers literally root for their team in the booth the entire time. they call they’re players “the good guys” say things like “come on alexi, pick him up, get a hit” or “dont swing boys, he cant throw strikes” or my personal favorite the other night “HELL YEAH” when they homered.. its really pathetic

  580. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Misogyny is not welcome here, take a hike.

  581. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I’m sure they guy was hurt until they gave him a free baseball

  582. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    the***

  583. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Agreed, SJ. Cervelli has spent too much time up here for him to continue making boneheaded and lazy plays defensively – especially when he is on this team for his defense.

    Nunez just made a bad throw. Crap happens, and he’s already helped us win a couple games with his bat.

  584. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This would be a good time for Cervelli to contribute with the bat.

  585. mick August 29th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    There was no error on the Nunez play.

  586. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Let’s not discredit the huge help Cervelli was earlier in the year. With his timely RISP and 2 out hitting.

  587. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    # SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Cervelli tries to backhand the ball instead of shifting his body and kills the team again. You have to block that ball.

    At this point, he’s a complete liability out there.

    There isn’t any part of his game that is major league level right now.
    ————————————————-
    I see it, you see it, a lot of people see it, but the one who should see it, Girardi, doesn’t.

  588. Chad Jennings August 29th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I’m clueless Niblick.

    Actually, I was busy writing the Pettitte story and got myself crossed up. While the game’s going on, I’m always writing about a lot more than the game itself, and I can get things flipped around in my head. I know it looks bad, and I’m sorry to have caused a stir, but it happens. That’s my bad.

  589. mick August 29th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Cervelli is playing for his job.

  590. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    3 for 3, all the Cervelli haters are lookin real stupid. Nothing minor leagues about 3 for 3!!

  591. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    this could be the game right here. If we can make it 3-1 then we will have a great chance of winning this game. We have got to find a way to score right here though.

  592. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Another big chance for a run…Hopefully Gardner can come up with a hit.

  593. Rob B August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    # mick August 29th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    There was no error on the Nunez play.
    ————–

    Yes, there was. The official scorer made the wrong call.

  594. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    The throw and angle from third is a lot different than from SS…I used to hate playing third and always had trouble throwing from there. Nunez doesn’t have much experience there and Arod is out…trying to get the better bat in the lineup and bed done fine so far.

  595. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Faiaz…..No one gives a rat’s ass about most of the crap you’re subjecting us too…..Give it a rest

  596. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Of course Girardi sees it. Is Girardi stupid or blind? No. We just don’t have any options right now and perhaps when September 1 rolls around, Moeller will see some action if Moeller is still in our system.

  597. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Girardi sees it, but what are his options?

    And no, I don’t think the man with the short arms made it to us. At the very least, Boston would’ve blocked it.

  598. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Sale vs. Gardner. Tough matchup for Gardner.

    Sale was the White Sox first round pick this year.

    Throws 95-97, funky delivery, rough on lefties.

    Gardner really has to hang in with this guy and that’s tough to do.

  599. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I LOVE and respect women, trust me I’m not misogynistic. I am just disappointed that I let my parents down by not being able to respect Trisha’s ignorance.

  600. mick August 29th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    just wanted to be the 600th post.

  601. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Cervelli makes a lot of mistakes but don’t forget he’s really young and still doesn’t have a ton of experience. I think he has the talent to make an impact of sorts. He just needs to cut down on the mistakes and rely on fundamentals more.

  602. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Only LH option available. Where’s Thornton?

  603. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Nunez is hitless today bit that walk was MLB quality.

  604. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Girardi may put Thames in the outfield too. LOL

    +==============================================================+

    3 for 3, all the Cervelli haters are lookin real stupid. Nothing minor leagues about 3 for 3!!

  605. SAS August 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    It surely looks like Nova is a keeper. Nice to have a young pitcher to add at the end of the season. I look forward to seeing more of him.

  606. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    WHat a joke

  607. Benny Blanco August 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks CR9! I thought it was 0.00.

  608. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    When I was born I weighed more than this guy

  609. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    How does a rookie get an expanded zone against Gardner???

  610. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Pat,
    I just respond to Trisha’s comments. I am not writing it for you to read. It is a response to Trisha. I already said I am over it but she insists on continuing so what else am I supposed to do?

  611. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Benny

    I was wrong. Others posted Wood’s actual ERA. He’s given up 1 run – 1 run more than I remember.

  612. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    this ump is definately inconsistent…..the guys throw the same pitch twice once a ball once a strike both times it was a ball

  613. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Jeez. Does anyone feed this kid?

  614. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    boy I hate the White Sox broadcasters…..

  615. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    3-3 and still hitting under .200 since June 1.

    Add in his dumb baserunning, horrible throw to second, and his lazy work behind the plate, and it’s been an average day for him.

    Given the way he’s played, it’s a small upgrade and still below average for a ML catcher.

  616. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    yet another blown chance…..

  617. sphinxa August 29th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    White Sox announcers are some kind of awful, the worst kind!

  618. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Just need to squeeze out 3 more from the bullpen.

  619. Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    haha and the white sox announcers were going crazy saying how that first slider was “definitely a strike, the ump just missed it and gardner shoulda grabbed some bench” god, i hate this tools

  620. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Strike 2 to Gardner was way outside. And Michael dirtbag Kay with a ridiculously stupid line…

    “that was not Sale, that was full retail”

    Does he think he’s funny???

  621. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Well that stinks..This game seems to be slowly slipping away.

  622. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Hopefully Joe will stick with Kerry………..not sure if Robertson will come right back.

  623. Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    @sphinxa

    YESS finally someone knows my misery this series! they are the worst announcers i’ve ever had to listen to

  624. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This youngster Sale looks like he’s going to be nasty on left handed hitters if he stays healthy. That almost 3/4 arm delivery from a tall, gangly side armer is too much Randy Johnson to be fun.

  625. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    berkman,tex, arod drive pitch counts up so much. We really miss those guys.

  626. sphinxa August 29th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    broadcasters for WS: always using “us and them”, the good guys coming to the plate, the complaints about balls and strikes going only one way, the complete loss of objectivity; UGH!

  627. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    How is the game slipping away????? We’re in the lead. 6 more outs til Mo.

  628. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    “what else am I supposed to do?”
    —————————-
    Try dropping it that usually works.

  629. SAS August 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    GB,

    Sales did a good job. There isn’t much of him though……lol

  630. Jeremy August 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Sale has good stuff you can’t expect the Yankees to hit everything.

  631. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I guess the yankees really don’t want to rush montero and they consider moeller and cervelli a wash. And they want cervelli to get the experience. Not saying I totally agree, but I understand.

  632. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Can’t fault Gardner much in that AB…tough matchup.

  633. sphinxa August 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Every year I classify them as the absolute worst and they surprise me by getting even worse the next year

  634. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I meant……..no Joba, much rather see Wood

  635. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Like I said, that’s a rough matchup for a lefty.

    Funky arm angle and he throws pure gas.

    He may end up in the White Sox rotation next year.

    He can throw.

  636. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    if needed, mo should be brought in for a long save. It is very important for us to get a road series victory and finish the road trip 3-3 and in first place.

  637. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    This ump is unreal…..That is a perfect strike.

  638. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    97 down the middle…for a ball

  639. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    GB….What do you think of MG’s Nova / Jenkins comparison ????

  640. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    right there, this ump dreadful

  641. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Right down the pipe. Unreal, that one.

  642. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    wow how was that not strike 3…..you have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  643. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Moeller has to be a lot better defensively than Cervelli; when he was up for a few days this year, he was fine., All he has to be able to do is catch and throw – that’s it.

  644. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    @faiziz. Go away

  645. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Not a banner day for Tschida.

  646. Jeremy August 29th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    This ump is bad. How many times is he going to screw Wood with non- strike calls.

  647. Joe from Long Island August 29th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    We were talking yesterday, with randy and Pat M, about players wanting to compete with the season at stake. I get the impression Kerry Wood is that kind of player. From what I see on TV, there’s no quit in this guy.

  648. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Cervelli did it again! Jumped up on the 0-2 pitch and cost Wood the K.

    Just stay there and hold it!! Jeez, stop making the same mistake over and over.

  649. CB August 29th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Cervelli is just unbelievable. What the heck is he doing back there? Does he seriously think that coming up out of his crouch assuming a strike out like that during a nationally televised game is going to help Wood get strikes called?

    Does he not understand that he’s showing the umpire ump? And doing so on national TV which is what the umps hate the most?

  650. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    You can’t bring in Mariano for anything more than a 4 out save – if even 4 outs.

  651. William Buckner August 29th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Cervelli stinks. Please don’t defend his play. 10 E’s on the year, bad average, no power, can’t throw, and makes tons of mental mistakes. Like showing up an umpire in a 1 run game.

  652. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Does he not understand that he’s showing the umpire ump? And doing so on national TV which is what the umps hate the most?


    Maybe the umpire should be calling strikes right down the middle?

  653. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Pepitone
    Fine, you’re right. But you would also be annoyed if people questioned things about you, things that you worked hard for your whole life :)

  654. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Does Tim Tschida know that Cervelli is 3 for 3 today?

  655. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Cervelli has cost the Yankee pitchers a lot of strikes today…no doubt about it. He just moves around way too much.

  656. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Faiaz, I didn’t make that Misogyny to you.

    Sorry.

  657. Joe from Long Island August 29th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I mean, things don’t go your way, don’t get some calls in a tough spot, he just moves along and bears down to get the job done. Something that not only young players, but all of us can learn from.

  658. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    It was a strike if you stay in there and hold it.

    Jumping up not only cost you the K, it shows up the HP umpire and that’s just dumb.

    I sure hope Jesus Montero can catch some next year.

    If he can’t, they are going to need to bring a veteran backup catcher in here next year.

  659. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Perhaps the umpires shouldnt have egos and just go about their jobs instead of needing to be noticed and glorified?

  660. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Joe, I think so too. I wonder if he thinks “what do I have to lose?” – after all, he thought his career was over. After what he’s been through, pitching in pennant race is almost no big deal; after all, he’s still able to pitch.

    He seems to be a great guy who enjoys being involved in big games.

  661. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    When Cervell comes to the plate, I always think, “Today’s the day Cervelli hits one out.”

    Maybe I’m jinxing him?

  662. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I hope Robertson does well today.

  663. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Wood 7th, Joba 8th & Sandman in the 9th. Recipe for a win.

  664. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    “Season saved!

    LOL seriously? I didn’t know the season hangs in the balance in a series with the White Sox.”

    All I said of the above was “season saved”, Frozen Rope is the author of the LOL and beyond.

  665. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    There’s no excuse for an umpire not to do his job. Showing them up? They play much lesser roles in MLB than the players do. Honestly, they should know their place. Most of them could easily be replaced I would bet. I don’t understand why they get away with anything.

  666. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    GB….What do you think of MG’s Nova / Jenkins comparison ????

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

    Pat, I like it and I agree. somebody else that he looks a bit like, especially if he would throw that change-up more, my count had his at 3, would be Mario Soto but similar delivery. Good fastball and curve, though, I’m somewhat sceptical of the 97 MPH…more like 94-96 tops.

  667. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Tom
    no worries

  668. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Is this a nationally televised game? It’s on YES in NY

  669. 108 stitches August 29th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    The Yankees have a flight from Chicago to Newark after the game. Tomorrow’s opponent (Oakland) has a cross country flight.

  670. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    How do you show up an umpire that has no ego and does his job professionally?

    Answer: You don’t!

  671. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Joba in the 8th? Why?

  672. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    the constant barking by Don Cooper and Ozzie Guillen has totally rattled Tschida. that’s sad considering he’s been an a major league ump since ’86.

  673. Jeremy August 29th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Do we really want to see Joba in a close game like this ? I’m not sure.

  674. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Jack
    you would rather have joba on the 8th than robertson?

  675. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Ouch, Kerry………..not good. Oh come on, Joe

  676. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    There’s no reason not to leave Wood in.

  677. CB August 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    “Maybe the umpire should be calling strikes right down the middle?”

    If he stayed down in his crouch maybe he would have?

    Look no one is defending the umpires incompetence but it’s just plain baseball stupid to do what Cervelli did. And he does it frequently. And doesn’t seem to be learning.

    That’s just baseball nieve. He’s just hurting his pitcher.

    So sure the umpire stinks but unfortunately that’s part of the game. And until he calls that third strike the batter is no out so it’s dumb to assume that he will be – especially on a day where the zone is so inconsistent.

    The way Cervelli catches hurts his pitcher getting calls at times. May not be the way things should be but that’s just the way the world works.

    And Cervelli isn’t trying to make some statement about the quality of umpiring. He’s just being annoying.

  678. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    UGH!!! are you kidding me…I hate Joe G’s stupid mixing and matching. Really you think Joba can get this last out better then Wood can.

  679. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    you cant walk a guy there… come on

  680. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Dont walk a senior like Vizquel in front of Rios/Konerko

  681. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    don’t wanna walk him to get to Rios there…hope Joba has it today.

    Still a pretty good job by Wood.

  682. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    43 years old and Omar puts on a great AB.

    Joba time. Hold onto your seats.

    IIRC, Rios may have good numbers against Joba.

  683. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    How do u walk vizquel?

  684. Kelvin August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Joba Chevy player of the game

  685. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    If Tschida cares to look at the DVD of his “fine” work from today, he’ll see that he’s the one that looks foolish behind the plate.

  686. sphinxa August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Cervelli will be lucky to make the team next year with Montero not much worse defensively and a HUGE offensive threat and Romine making his was to AAA, maybe half a season away from being called up when there’s an injury to Posada.

  687. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    That walk simply can’t happen. You can’t walk a guy who has no power in front of the No. 3 hitter.

    Bad job by Wood there.

  688. William Buckner August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    “Is this a nationally televised game? It’s on YES in NY”

    TBS nationally

  689. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    homerun coming?

  690. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    you can’t walk him with a 1 run lead

  691. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    It was not good of Wood to walk Vizquel, but I trust him over Joba

  692. seconds August 29th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Come on Joba!

  693. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Hard to blame the umpire when the catcher keeps screening him out of the calls.

  694. ChokeXOnXFailure August 29th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Joba. With a runner on.

    I do not know that any good will come of this.

  695. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    It’s the 7th inning not the 8th inning.

  696. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    William Buckner, thanks!

  697. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Joe wants this one bad. He’s putting himself out there for some second guessing but I like it.

  698. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    oo nice pitch jobber

  699. Jeremy August 29th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Joba better come through this time. I don’t trust him in close games.

  700. seconds August 29th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Throw 4 straight sliders off the plate, he’ll swing and miss 1.

  701. sphinxa August 29th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    the game for us out of towners is on cable MLB Extra Innings package.

  702. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Yeppers. Good Joba.

  703. Jeremy August 29th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Good job Joba !

  704. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Whew………

  705. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    If he stayed down in his crouch maybe he would have?

    I’ve seen umpires call pitches that drop in the dirt, or the catcher loses a handle of immediately, both situations giving him less time to look than Cervelli catching, waiting a second, then getting up.

    I know its en vogue to diss cervelli, and he certainly deserves it considering his show boating is no longer consistent with his abilities in game, but its silly to suggest anything other than the umpire should have called that a strike regardless of what cervelli did.

  706. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Whew. Lucky thing Rios got under that one.

  707. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Joba attacks = Joba succes

  708. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Not a good 0-2 pitch but he got away with it because it was 99 MpH…velocity does matter in some cases.

  709. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    sorry for doubting you jobba. I say if robertson struggles then bring in mo for a 4 our 5 out save. Its not like he has been taxed by any stretch of the imagination.

  710. ChokeXOnXFailure August 29th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Nice job by Joba. That first slider he threw was a very good pitch. I just wish we’d gotten that all season.

  711. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Good Joba showed up.

    Now we need good Robertson and good Mo to show up and get 6 more outs and put two zeroes on the board.

  712. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    It says here on Game Tracker Rios flied out to deep center …

    was that a nice way of saying, ” That ball was almost out of here!”??

  713. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    SJ44

    If that comment was for me. I know it’s the 7th inning, I was responding to…

    # jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Wood 7th, Joba 8th & Sandman in the 9th. Recipe for a win.

  714. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Very hittable pitch, as is typical with Joba, but at least no damage donw.

  715. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    http://sports.yahoo.com/top/ne.....isgp-crash

    Poor kid.

  716. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Through 7—- All is well. Consider all the heavy lumber that is missing, I’m pretty, pretty happy.

  717. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    cmon insurance run

  718. SAS August 29th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    A run or 3 would be nice right here.

  719. Joe from Long Island August 29th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Betsy – you might be right about Wood. There’s something liberating about coming back like that.

    jackamir – darn right Joe wants this one. He knows what’s at stake. And it also makes a statement to the team in no mistakable terms.

  720. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    It says here on Game Tracker Rios flied out to deep center …

    was that a nice way of saying, ” That ball was almost out of here!”??

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

    Nah…he wasn’t within 15 feet of the warning track in right center.

  721. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    big hit for cano coming this inning

  722. ChokeXOnXFailure August 29th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Does anyone else have Game Day open? Chris Sale’s picture is made of win.

  723. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Madrid are already about to drop points in La Liga in their first match.

    JETER DID NOT GO!!!!!!! BULL S

  724. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Wow if jeter is going to kill the yankees at bat and in the field he can’t show up the umpire like that.

  725. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    can’t wait to get out of Chi-town…these umpires hate us…unbelievable

  726. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    bit time ab for jeter

  727. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Whoa that was almost as good of an acting job by the cap as “the other guys.”

  728. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I think every yankee should show up every umpire at every opportunity. No quarter given!

  729. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Nice AB jete

  730. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Balkin’ Bob isn’t so good on check swings. stick to calling balks.

  731. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Faiaz,

    It wasn’t directed toward you. Some folks wondered why Joba was in the game in the 8th inning.

    Jeter didn’t come close to swinging at that pitch.

    Bob Davidson, predictably, with his head up his #%# again.

  732. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    leadoff walk=run… most of the time

  733. CB August 29th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    “but its silly to suggest anything other than the umpire should have called that a strike regardless of what cervelli did.”

    Computers are not calling games yet. So if you think it’s silly then you’re not understanding human nature and how petty people can be.

    All industries have informal rules. That’s part of the culture of that industry.

    If someone doesn’t understand those rules they are going to have problems.

    That’s all there is to it. So unless Cervelli is going to lead the charge on umpiring reform he needs to change this silliness.

  734. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    There was no showing up. It was ball 4, he didnt go around. IT was a walk. He walked to 1st base, as he was entitled to do.

    He should have continued walking to 1st base and told the 1B umpire to shove it up his ….

  735. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Have to make this guy find the zone.

  736. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Come on Swish!!!

  737. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    When Francisco Cervelli puts together Drrek Jeter’s career, then he can act like he has done something at this level.

    You are living up to your SN defending Cervelli’s act.

  738. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    a man on second no outs we better this damn insurance run

  739. ET August 29th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    If this score holds up, we would have scored 2 runs or less in 4 of 6 games on this trip. Can’t ask the starters/pen to stand on their head and be perfect. They blew so many opps today – hope Robertson/MO can take us home, but they have to do a better job of adding on.

  740. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 August 29th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    There was no showing up. It was ball 4, he didnt go around. IT was a walk. He walked to 1st base, as he was entitled to do.

    He should have continued walking to 1st base and told the 1B umpire to shove it up his ….
    _______________________________________________
    CR, if jetes said that i think we would have finally witnessed his first career ejection! lol

  741. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    That’s all there is to it. So unless Cervelli is going to lead the charge on umpiring reform he needs to change this silliness.

    I hope he does lead the charge. Someone has to. There shouldn’t be some kind of informal give and take to get the rules called correctly.

    This is sport.

  742. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Tack on run would be very nice here…

    Swung at ball 4

  743. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Way to go trying to do to much Swish

  744. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    great job moving the runner over Swish

  745. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Bad job by Swish. He swung at 2 balls and ball 4.

  746. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    damn, swish just couldn’t lay off. Man in scoring position for cano though.

  747. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    # Kelvin August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Joba Chevy player of the game

    +=========================================================+

    Chevy “Nova” player of the game so far . LOL

  748. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    NYY626

    lol, Obviously Jeter would never say something cross because he carries himself with class.

    Swish swung at ball 4. Unnecessary.

  749. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    sick hit by Cano

  750. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    That’s a beautiful thing.

  751. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    lucky bastard Robbie, but HEY i will take it

  752. kd August 29th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    power from cano!

  753. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Jeter didn’t go to 3rd?

  754. m August 29th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Base hit on a check swing? That’s smooth.

  755. Joe from Long Island August 29th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Wouldn’t you know it? After last night’s slugest, a classic pitching duel today.

    Thames vs. Jenks.

  756. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    LET THE GOOD THAMES ROLL.

  757. SAS August 29th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Cano didn’t make an out against a lefty specialist…therefore good job Robbie.

  758. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    jeter could not have made it to thrird. omar was watching him the entire time and only came in for the ball bc he checked jeter back to second.

  759. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    SJ44
    Quick question, since you seem very knowledgeable about the game… on days when people say “he just doesn’t have anything today” about a pitcher, what does that really mean? Mechanically? If so why is it so hard for a pitcher to make that adjustment during the game after Eiland points out the problem.

  760. seconds August 29th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Jeter, why you no go to 3rd?

  761. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    OK, Yanks, let’s put another one on the board.

  762. blake August 29th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    He throws that again then Thames may lose it.

  763. LGY August 29th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Jenks needs to donate some lbs to Sale.

  764. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    The Red Sox claimed Napoli……….

  765. Trevor August 29th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Is the gun juiced? Everyone in this series is throwing hard.

  766. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    sigh…..NO one wants to step up in a big spot

  767. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    come on.. we have got to cash in on this

  768. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  769. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    LOL did that just happen?

  770. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    wow, two huge breaks this inning. We have got to take advantage of this.

  771. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Year of the Slam will continue

  772. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Can Tex pinch hit`?

  773. blake August 29th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    got a gift there…need to make them pay.

  774. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    They need another hit here. Can’t waste this inning and another gift.

  775. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Bad at bat by Granderson and very lucky.

  776. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    OKAY so can the Yankees capitalize off of a gift………………..???????????

  777. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Here’s a chance for Kearns to be a “true Yankee”!

  778. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    NM

  779. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    of course not…swinging at the first pitch as usual

  780. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I dont believe it. If that gets past Omar, it’s a base hit. And Grandy was barely, just barely out at 2nd. Bad luck.

  781. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Another stupid missed opportunity….

  782. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Not this time…………

  783. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Not exactly grinding out an at bat there.

  784. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    we deserve to lose. How can a team simply not cash in on so many breaks? that was just a pathetic ab for keanrs.

  785. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    First pitch hacking. Awful. Just awful.

  786. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Looks like Konerko had his foot on the bag, another blown call in a big moment that could have allowed the Yankees to add some runs and change the feel of the game.

  787. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Kearns has already had some big hits………….too bad he couldn’t get another.

  788. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    No reason to be first ball hitting in that situation and once again the road offense can’t get it done.

    Going to have to find a way to win this one 2-1.

  789. Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    here’s the Chicago announcers call of that groundout (just so you guys can enjoy what i get to hear): Omar??? YESSS YESSS! and they’re out of it

    really informative baseball analysis from 2 terrific broadcasters

  790. seconds August 29th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Kearns swinging a 50lb bat…

  791. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    “Here’s a chance for Kearns to be a “true Yankee”!”
    —————————————-
    I guess he’ll pass.

  792. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    2 for 9 with RISP, and 1 of those hits was the squibber by Cano that didn’t advance a runner it was so softly hit.

    Depleted offense is not a good excuse today, they have had tons of chances and have not capitalized.

    Going to have to hope that once again, the pitching picks up the hitting.

  793. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Golden chance there wasted

  794. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I get the feeling that the Wh*t* S*x will definitely score this inning.

    Do you?

  795. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    So much panic while we are winning, I can’t even imagine what the comments would look like if we were losing.

  796. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Take a damn pitch. Kearns has been absolutely dreadful recently. Gardner and Granderson should get more playing time over him. He was hot for awhile and now is ice cold.

  797. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Kearns has already provided quite a bit of positive in his short time with the Yankees. A very nice late 90s like pickup.

  798. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Robertson must not be available today. Joba still in there.

  799. blake August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Make Jenks throw pitches and he’s implosion prone….not real good approach there from the Yanks.

  800. Faiaz August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    OH BOY

  801. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    faiaz-

    its not panic… its the reality of this team falling to cash in on big breaks. Its hard enough to win on the road… and when you fail capitalize on other teams mistakes it makes it near impossible to win

  802. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Cannot accept those errors…

  803. CB August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Nunez let that ball play him.

  804. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Another huge misplay by the Yankees defensively. Better hope that doesn’t come back to burn them.

    That was about as perfect a hop as he was going to get, has to make that play.

  805. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I dont believe it. Unbelievable. Just absolutely unbelievable. You had all day with the 50 year old man running.

  806. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    please shoot me now…the Yankees just cant get out of there own way….

  807. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Another dreadful play by Nunez. He has to be replaced by Pena late in the game. Konerko is so slow that is an easy play. Hopefully that didn’t close them the game.

  808. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Pena should have been in the game for defense in this inning.

    That’s a miss by Girardi, IMO.

  809. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    That’s likely the ballgame. Nunez has never been a good defender. Pena should have been in there.

  810. Eric UWS August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Great throw. Big play by Cervelli

  811. igotid88 August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Got him

  812. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    big time out right there

  813. m August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    lol. Ruby is definitely ER. “Wh*t* S*x”

    Nice job by Cervelli.

  814. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Nice throw Cisco

  815. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FRANKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT THROW BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  816. Joe from Long Island August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Cisco must be reading this blog! great throw.

  817. blake August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Now that’s a very good throw. Nice job

  818. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Thank god Cervelli chose that moment to make his first good throw in weeks, or the game could have really turned there.

  819. kd August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    cervelli did one good thing this game. that throw was sick

  820. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    whew….this is the best thing Cervelli has done all day!!! that was a big time play

  821. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    That time Cervelli made a throw like a ML catcher.

    Great throw.

  822. CB August 29th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Huge out. Very nice throw by Cervelli. He’s had a tough game back there but that was a throw and release that was more reminiscent of last season.

  823. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Thank God Cervelli made the throw.

  824. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you Cervelli. he finally makes a good throw in a very big spot.

  825. G-C August 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Joba is throwing HARD. Really, really hard.

  826. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Well, we knew Nunez made a lot of errors in minors, so not a surprise.

    SURPRISE ! Cerv made a good throw !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  827. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    please dont walk this loser

  828. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Come on Joba throw strikes!!!

  829. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    mo better be warming up this second

  830. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Strikes Joba… You’re bad when nippleing

  831. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Y isn’t Robertson in?

  832. Allsta2003 August 29th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    cervelli did one good thing this game. that throw was sick

    —————–

    one good thing? he’s 3-3 today

  833. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    good job not walking him. made him earn his way on.

  834. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Another fastball right over the plate…Joba needs to LOCATE on a consistent basis.

  835. Northy August 29th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    DP right here….. AJP is slow…

  836. G-C August 29th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Joba’s fine. He’s got explosive stuff out there right now.

    Let him be.

  837. Jeremy August 29th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Can Joba ever have an easy inning ?

  838. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Throwing hard doesn’t help you if it’s on the middle of the plate.

    He’s lucky Jones didn’t hit that pitch in the seats.

  839. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I hate seeing Joba in the game with only a 1 run lead. Stright fastballs and sliders in the dirt. I would rather see Robertson.

  840. Tar August 29th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Everything is outside.

  841. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Regardless of what happens here, I have Mo pitch to Ramirez.

    I don’t trust a Chamberlain-Ramirez matchup.

  842. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    # Jeremy August 29th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Can Joba ever have an easy inning ?
    +============================================================+

    Uh, no.

  843. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Cervelli picks up his 3rd baseman, very nice……Like a few have pointed out, where’s Pena ???….Is he being saved for a pinch running situation ????

  844. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Much rather have a single than a walk there.

  845. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    He’s locating in this at bat on the outside corner, playing to Tschida’s strike zone today.

  846. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Always danger time when Joba is on the mound. Today is no different.

  847. blake August 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Andrew thinks this is 1999 because Smoltz is Calling the game…he’s hit it hard all day.

  848. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    4 out save for Mo?

  849. Joe from Long Island August 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    DRob warming in the pen, along Mo. I wonder if Joe wld use Mo for 4 outs.

    Joba doing his job here.

  850. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Cerv didn’t stay down

  851. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Great a wild pitch…

  852. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    If D-Rob is warming, why isn’t he out there now?

  853. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Another ball that has to be blocked and isn’t.

    Cervelli giveth, Cervelli taketh away.

  854. m August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Smoltz is going on about Joba. He makes some good points, but he’s too close to Joba to making the kind of unequivocal comments he’s making in a national broadcast.

  855. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    why can’t cervelli block ANY balls in the dirt…..

  856. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Watching 2 2-1 games

  857. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    OK, it’s time for the SANDMAN!

  858. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Joba has missed location with his last 4 fastballs.

  859. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Bring in mo

  860. Joe from Long Island August 29th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Nunez leading off the 9th. Joe must want him hitting instead of Pena.

  861. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    It was the best of Cisco, it was the worst of Cisco…

  862. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    That was a strike…

  863. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Cervelli gives and then takes away, giving away a crucial base late here on a ball he should have blocked. He didn’t get his body down and it went right through his legs.

  864. Ace August 29th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Cervellis D. Uggg

  865. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Nobody ever lauds our players. Smoltz is the ultimate professional, and him lauding Joba – especially in a national broadcast – should bring joy.

  866. Jeremy August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Thank god !

  867. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Good enough Job (a )

  868. Benny Blanco August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    good inning for joba!

  869. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    JOBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  870. Joe from Long Island August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Terrific two innings by Joba. Mo in the 9th.

  871. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    The Yankees bullpen has done an incredible job today. The defense and offense have been trying their hardest to give this away, and the pitching is saving their butts inning after inning.

  872. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    solid performance by Joba….looking maybe like the Joba of old throwing 100 and all

  873. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Joba stepped up there.

  874. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    bullpen has been REALLY good today. Watch mo be the one that has the bad outing today… lol

  875. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Jobalico!!!! You have to admit Girardi has pushed all the right buttons.

  876. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    It wasn’t pretty, he missed location repeatedly but, he got the job done.

    That’s all that matters.

    Up to Mo to pitch a clean ninth.

    I hope Pena is at third in the 9th.

  877. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    # Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    It was the best of Cisco, it was the worst of Cisco…

    +==============================================================+

    Maybe we should call him “Crisco” ( slippin’ away )

  878. Tar August 29th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Is the bench calling this game? If so what about location? Just curious

  879. m August 29th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Sorry, should’ve been more clear. Smoltzie is going on about how the Yankees screwed up Joba. Never mentioning that Joba needs to be accountable. And that he has had as much a chance as Hughes to find his “routine.”

  880. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Hopefully this isn’t one of those games where Mo doesn’t have it.

  881. CB August 29th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Joba just threw a very poor slider to Ramirez for strike two. It was loose and up in the zone. Despite that Ramirez swung threw it wildly. Why was that?

    Because Joba had his good fastball today and was locating it fairly well. He was throwing so hard that Ramirez was out in front of a 90 mph slider and couldn’t take advantage of how poor that pitch was.

    If Joba didn’t establish his fastball or was throwing at a lower velocity Ramirez may have hit that slider for a home run.

  882. donshula August 29th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Joba hit triple digits.

  883. Brappy55 August 29th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Solid game all around, pitching-wise…..would love an insurance solo shot right now to help out Mo…but based on our offense today, I doubt that’s happening. If Mo is Mo, we will not be seeing anymore power bats today, although Teahan can hit…..great job(a) and love Wood…..most impressed with Nova, the kid took the ball and gave the Yanks a chance to win the series, and get some momentum heading home against an inferior Oakland team. Let’s hope by EOD we are either 6.5 up on Boston or 1.0 up on TB….come on MO!!!!!!!!!

  884. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    The Yankees screwed up Joba? Ok, Smoltz……….right.

  885. blake August 29th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I’d say they will let Nunez hit here then pinch run Pena if he gets in and if not put him in at 3rd for the 9th

  886. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Guess I shouldn’t have assumed.

    Well, Smoltz seems like an ultimate professional, so I’ll leave his comments about the Yankees screwing Joba up alone.

  887. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Joba idolized Smoltz and told him. Smoltz is only human. He can’

  888. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Lol cervelli is really showing you fools who is boss. 4 for 4 !

  889. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    See what happens when you swing for ground balls and line drives and take level swings instead of home run swings, Frankie?! YES!

  890. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Oakland has lowest team ERA in A.L.

  891. blake August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Cervelli has had a really good and bad day.

  892. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    if we can finish this road trip 3-3 and then go home and go 7-3 or even 8-2 it would have been a great 2 week stretch considering the starting rotation, injuries, and inconstant offense.

  893. Jerkface August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    But seriously they should demote Cervelli.

  894. m August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    lol, Betsy. That does sound bad. He didn’t say it in so many words, but he hemmed and hawed but make no mistake he thinks it’s the Yankees fault that Joba hasn’t been able to find his rhythm or “routine”.

    Cervelli is perfect at the plate. Nice.

  895. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I agree with m, no praise of Joba or implication that the Yankees have any culpabilty in his problems should go unanswered.

    :(

  896. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Francisco is 4 for 4!

    Sign him for 10 years Cashman!

  897. Brappy55 August 29th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Was Mike Napoli placed on waivers? If so, he would be a great alternate to Posada for the stretch run…guy can hit, can also play 1B….great bench bat

  898. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    M, that’s just ridiculous. I admit that the Yankees didn’t have the greatest plan with him last year and Wang’s injury screwed things up…BUT I still fail to see how taking him from games early made him pitch badly. When does he take the responsibility for not living up to his potential?

  899. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Mike Napoli was claimed by the Sox

  900. Trevor August 29th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    # Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    The Yankees screwed up Joba? Ok, Smoltz……….right.
    _____________________

    That nonsense is old now. Some blame has to be placed on the player.

  901. ET August 29th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Ken Rosenthal
    Reports of #RedSox claim on Napoli confirmed. Deal might be tough to pull off. #Angels can get more in winter by involving more teams. #MLB 24 minutes ago

  902. m August 29th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Smoltz is a professional. But he also has a personal relationship with Joba. Which is why I thought he’s should be more objective. There are lots of factors. Injuries, Joba, and yes the Yankees. But you can’t lay the blame squarely on the Yankees.

    If you can start, you should be able to relieve. And Smoltz, of all people, should know this.

  903. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Come on Gardy, steal a base and steal us a run here.

  904. Brappy55 August 29th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Ahhh saw Naps was claimed by Boston….they said a deal is unlikely however, so that’s good….

  905. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    gotta lovve all the DP’s….cept Gardner can beat it out

  906. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Lol and he was safe on top of it

  907. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Davidson sucks, no matter what.

  908. Tar August 29th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    CB

    I notiuced that slider as well. I think the only reason he got away with it, was the extra velocity he has today.

  909. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Montero goes deep. 3 run shot.

  910. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    What a Schnoozer schnOzzie is. He was clearly safe by a mile.

    How about you get thrown out versus the Red Sox in one of your 7 games later in the season against them.

  911. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I’d love to land a crescent kick right to Ozzie Guillen’s head.

  912. CB August 29th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I would be very surprised to see the Angels make a deal with the Sox for Napoli. The Angels have no great love for the Sox given the pounding they keep taking from them.

    Don’t understand the angels. The just place such little value in Napoli and have underutilized him for years.

  913. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Trevor, of course………. I don’t get why Joba gets a pass from everyone in the media. Do they think the Yankees are incompetent? Let’s see – Phil has not missed one start due to an injury and he’s been fine as a #5 starter. Nova is showing a lot of promise and so are the 3 Bs. Maybe, just maybe, the Yankees know what they are doing?

  914. Yankee44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Not only was Gardner pretty clearly safe, it didn’t look like Ramirez touched second base.

  915. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    maybe Jeter can be “Captain Clutch” huh…maybe, maybe

  916. CB August 29th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Jenks is slow to the plate and doesn’t hold runners well. Gardner needs to go now.

  917. Betsy August 29th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    The league source that reported the claim indicated that the Sox may have done that to block another team………..

  918. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Well at least Jete’s can’t hit into a DP.

  919. Tank August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    “How about you get thrown out versus the Red Sox in one of your 7 games later in the season against them.”

    Or use his closer for 1.1 innings when he is TRAILING by 1 run… let’s see him do that against the Sux

  920. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    can jeter drive in a run

  921. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    “I’d love to land a crescent kick right to Ozzie Guillen’s head.”

    I’d love to land a crescent kick right to Ozzie Guillen’s Ted Williams’ Frozen head!

    /CR9′ed :lol:

  922. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    okay jeter, time for a cluuutch hit

  923. blake August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Good job Gardner.

  924. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Gardner could easily have 50 steals.

  925. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    gotta love that Gardner…now to complete the puzzle, Jeter gets a base hit

  926. CB August 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Good job by Gardner. He went early enough in the count where jeter isn’t going to need to try to protect.

  927. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Robbed

  928. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    oh well….Mo time

  929. Eric UWS August 29th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Ugh, lucky stab. Lets go mo.

  930. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    jeter got hosed, not his fault.

    but jeter having a bad season

  931. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Konerko would not have made that play, tough break.

  932. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Tank

    I wouldnt put it past Ozzie. Ozzie seems to care about winning, no matter the opposition. He proved himself in the 2005 ALDS.

  933. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    damn, tough luck for jeter right there.

  934. Brappy55 August 29th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    When has Jeter been clutch? This season? At all?

    3 please…the easy way

  935. blake August 29th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Hit it hard…good play there. let’s go Mo.

  936. Ruby Tuesday August 29th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Mo better not blow this one. That would really be devastating.

  937. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Kotsay has always hurt the Yanks no matter what team he has been on.

  938. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Ain’t that the way it goes? If Gardner had still been at first base, that’s a base hit and 1st and 3rd.

  939. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    You know it’s a bad year when even when you do everything right, you get robbed.

    Kotsay saved an insurance run.

    Up to Mo now.

  940. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    well, the team got a lead for mo in the 9th… that is the formula to win games. Time to close the door big man.

  941. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Joba…. Phil!

    Joba……. Phil!!!

  942. Dano from England August 29th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Man, Cervelli having an odd game. The showing up of the ump was just plain poor catching. Stay down and get the K, dammit!

    CR9 and Faiaz – no idea what the obsession is with Zlatan – he’s utter CRAP. Most overrated player in Europe by absolutely miles, scored one or two flash goals in his time and that’s it. Truly awful striker.

    Faiaz – btw, not sure if (as always) i’m losing this in translation, but “hop off my jock” is one of the funniest things i’ve seen in a while.

    Come on Mo, close it out, please…

    Nick – how goes it pal, great win yesterday against the Fat Walrus’ hordes…

  943. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Hopefully Mo can get 3 easy outs…

  944. Pat M. August 29th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Regardless on what side of the fence you are rearding Ozzie, I just find him to be very entertaining….Good manager as well……..Funny dude, outstanding ss in his day

  945. Eric UWS August 29th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Lets go mo! 2 more.

  946. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    1 down

  947. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    That was easy.

  948. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    there be one…two more to go

  949. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Dano

    I have no opinion on Zlatan as a player. Haven’t seen enough of him. The only obsession I have with him is that he’s HOT! and Sexy Tall!

  950. Matt August 29th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    If that 0-1 pitch to Beckham was not a strike, i don’t know what is

  951. Nick in SF August 29th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Dano, good to see you. I really, really wanted to wake up and watch the Gunners yesterday, but… 4:30 a.m. was just too early. Nice win against a tough foe (lately).

    Good draw in the Champions League?

  952. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    What an exciting game this has been. All the chess moves and the fact that our troops are depleted this would be a good win. My fingers are crossed. Lets go MO.

  953. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    this ump blows

  954. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Beckham is on everything right now.

  955. jesusmonterofordh August 29th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    can’t afford to that

  956. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    oh, no. When mo walks batters its not a good sign.

  957. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    This loser just worked a walk against the greatest closer in baseball history. by fighting off pitches and taking close pitches. sickening loser.

  958. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Mo not very sharp today. Everything is a struggle right now, and this should be no different.

  959. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Number 9 hitter on three more times today.

    The Achilles heel of the staff all season.

    For whatever reason, nobody seems able to get #9 hitters out consistently on the staff all season.

  960. Brappy55 August 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Come on Mo…..DP PLEASE….we haven’t had one all day…..

  961. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    in Mo we trust!

  962. Dano from England August 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Nick – oh, absolutely plum draw (as we say). no complacency, but… sp*rs, on the other hand, HA! may they continue to struggle after a midweek game…

    Fat Sam got no grand slam yesterday, thankfully.

    Come on Mo

  963. Brappy55 August 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Meanwhile….no Konerko is looking pretty good right now

  964. rconn23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    The only thing sickening are your posts, moron.

  965. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Good job and decision Cano

  966. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    good job by Robbie…it would be hard to double up Pierre, as much as it would be to double up Gardner

  967. CB August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Very good play by Robbi to have the composure to get the lead runner at second. The play at first was easier and more direct.

  968. Tom in N.J. August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Death,…Taxes,….Rivera

  969. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Big win baby!

  970. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I told u!

  971. jackamir August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    GREAT WIN

  972. CR9 August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

    He’ll grab some bench!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  973. Eric UWS August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Great W.

  974. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    That was a better play than it looked for Cano.

    His arm gave him the ability to make that play.

    Great job and Mo does it again.

    Great win!

  975. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    lol i don’t know why Cervelli is so hyped…but we definately needed that win!!!!!!!!!

  976. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    That’s a Mo down !!!

  977. theREALkevin August 29th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Nice win. Great pitching and nice play there by cano at the end.

  978. syd_cash August 29th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    and Nova gets his first major league win…and our bullpen was back to their usual goodness

  979. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    ChiSox is tough cookie

  980. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Can’t help it, I just love Cervelli.

    :)

    My favorite kind of game. One-run lead throughout the game.

  981. Carl August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    grats Nova on his first win

  982. hardwired7 August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    You can put it on the BOOOOAAAARRRDDD! Yes!

  983. Tabbert August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    i have not felt this good after a win in a long time. I don’t remember the last time we won a road series. 3-3 despite aj, javy, the inconsistant offense, and injuries to andy, tex, arod, berkman. Time to go home, get healthy, and win some games.

  984. SJ44 August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Anymore predictions Ruby Tuesday/California?

    What a pathetic Red Sox troll you are.

    Hopefully, your third place team can win tonight.

  985. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Nova is officially better than Javy and AJ.

  986. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    He gone. And the good guys win.

  987. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    He gone. And the good guys win.

    +============================================================+

    And it’s already on the board !

  988. igotid88 August 29th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Damn only two players who played in the 80′s left. I feel old

  989. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Really decent bullpen work today after a couple of hiccups last night and a not so solid Sabathia outing.

  990. Pepitone August 29th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    2-1 Yankees win!

    And some were worrying about Mo having a bad game?

    Yeah, once every 60 games of so.

    He ain’t called the Sandman for nothin.

    Very nice win against a team that is playing for their playoff lives, and have been hitting the rubber off the ball lately!

    Nova is the MVP, but Francisco has to be given credit for a nice game offensively.

    This series was huge, and the Yankees played like World Champions – onward and upward!

  991. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Does Nova win a Chevy ?

  992. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Cervelli did score a run, so I guess he had a plus day with his hits, even though he didn’t do as well defensively. ( and base running ) Hope he gets better if he’s to play down the stretch much.

  993. TeeBone23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Hey 4 NYY,

    Oakland’s Team ERA is largely due to their home ballpark.

    Home ERA 2.86 vs. Road ERA 4.18.

    If we get some of our players back, A-Rod, Berkman and Texiera, we should be alright in this upcoming homestand.

    I have to think that either AJ or Vasquez will bounce back in the next month, can’t get any worse, no?

    All in all, if we can get between 95-98 wins, that should be enough for the division lead, that means we barely have to play above .500 for September, plus, we have 2 more games to close out August.

    Considering all of the recent poor string of starting pitching, some key injuries and having a few AAA players on the team, we should be grateful to still have the best record in baseball.

    Imagine if we were 5 games back of TB, battling the Red Sox for the WC? This blog would be full of BS! LOL!!!!

    GO YANKS GO!!!!!!!!!

  994. 4 NYY August 29th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    # TeeBone23 August 29th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Hey 4 NYY,

    Oakland’s Team ERA is largely due to their home ballpark.

    Home ERA 2.86 vs. Road ERA 4.18.

    If we get some of our players back, A-Rod, Berkman and Texiera, we should be alright in this upcoming homestand.

    I have to think that either AJ or Vasquez will bounce back in the next month, can’t get any worse, no?

    All in all, if we can get between 95-98 wins, that should be enough for the division lead, that means we barely have to play above .500 for September, plus, we have 2 more games to close out August.

    Considering all of the recent poor string of starting pitching, some key injuries and having a few AAA players on the team, we should be grateful to still have the best record in baseball.

    Imagine if we were 5 games back of TB, battling the Red Sox for the WC? This blog would be full of BS! LOL!!!!

    GO YANKS GO!!!!!!!!!

    +=============================================================+

    Have to say, I agree with you. We just have to play the games, that’s the fun part.


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